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Vol. XCII, No. 2
Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 11, 1981
Let them eat
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By JENNIFER MILLER
Dorm residents frustrated by fitting classes around
scheduled meal times may get some relief this year:
Markley dormitory is offering a continuous meal service for
all University dorm residents.
Any student with a meal card can grab breakfast, lunch, or
dinner at Markley between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
"WE REALLY don't know at this point how it will turn out,
but we hope to continue it forever," said associate housing
director Norm Sunstad. The housing office will study student
response to the experimental plan, and may expand it to
other dorms, he said.
Most students interviewed by the Daily were positive about
the new plan.
"It's more convenient. If you come back from class late,
there's no rush and there's fewer crowds," LSA sophomore
Erick Remer said.
JOHN SHAPIRO, an LSA freshman and Bursley resident,
said he plans to eat lunch at Markley. "It's better than going
all the way to Bursley from campus," he said.
With the regular two-meal dinner card, a student can
choose to have either breakfast and lunch, breakfast and
dinner, or lunch and dinner is one day. A three-meal plan is
available for an extra $225, or students can buy a 'spot-meal'
ticket for breakfast for $1.65 at the Markley desk.
Student response to a hot breakfast service has been am-
bivalent in the past, Sunstad said, but parents want the dor-
ms to serve breakfast. If there aren't many students using
the breakfast service, it may be dropped, he said.
THE COST OF a meal ticket will not increase this year,
Sunstad said. However, if the continuous meal service is
popular but raises operation costs, the housing office will ask
the Student Rate Committee for an increase.
But, Sunstad said; a hike in costs is not expected. "We've
looked at some experiences with continuous meals at other
schools. Western Michigan, for example, tells us that costs
don't increase appreciably," he said.
Although labor costs will jump somewhat, the cheaper cost
of breakfast items will help to offset this increase, Sunstad
explained. He said he also expects that there will be fewer
rebates to students because more people will be eating with
the extra hours.
MARKLEY FOOD service manager Dave Kluck said he
has hired only a few extra students for the meal service.
Nancy Gussin, an LSA freshman, said she planned on using
the breakfast option because 'her schedule has no lunch
period. Remer said he liked the later hours because "I found
sometimes I had to leave the library before I wanted to in or-
der to have dinner."
The experimental plan also includes extra dinner hours at
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By ANN MARIE FAZIO
The University's physical therapy program faces
possible discontinuance following a recommen-
dation by Medical School Dean John Gronvall in
early June that it be cut.
The program's administrators and'state physical.
therapy officials have rallied in defense of the
rogram and are preparing to go before top Univer-
ity officials to support its continuation and enhan-
THE PHYSICAL therapy program is the second
academic program to be targeted for discontinuan-
ce in the University's retrenchment plan. The first,
the geography department, was eliminated in June
after a long controversial review process.
Gronvall's recommendation came in early June,
despite the unanimous opinion of a special medical
school review committee that it be continued with
*dditional University support,
The decision now lies with University Vice
President for Academic Affairs Bill Frye. Frye and
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Da dv Pho to by BR IAN MA SCK
Student Jim Pinard anxiously watches as a computer operator types in his schedule. See story, Page 3.'
By LARRY FREED
For the first time since World War
II, Michigan football fans will not be
treated to the unique enthusiastic
broadcasting of Bob Ufer, who is
temporarily stepping down for health
"The doctors told me, 'Ufer, the
heart and mind are willing but the
body's not up to it,' " Ufer explained.
WJR Sports Director and Detroit
Lion color commentator Frank
Beckman will assume the role as the
Wolverine play-by-play broad-
caster until Ufer is physically ready
"People have been coming up
to me and saying congratulations,"
Beckman said. "But I feel really bad
for Bob, because I know how much
doing the game means to him."
Ufer, however, will not disappear
completely from the broadcast
booth. he will still "set the stage"
with his pre-game show and inter-
view with Wolverine coach Bo
Financial aid race
gets a little hectic
By MARK GINDIN
More University programs could
ultimately be cut back or even
eliminated if the state follows through
on plans to reduce appropriations to the
University, administrators said yester-
The observation followed an announ-
cement yesterday by state budget
director Gerald Miller that the state
will reduce appropriations in an
emergency move to balance its budget.
THE STATE'S fiscal year ends Sept.
30 and the University was hoping to
finish out the fiscal year without more
reductions. But, state budget planners'
announced the last-minute cutback,
pointing to a continued sluggish state
economy. Any such reduction would
probably mean a loss of about $7 million
in funds for the University and would be
in addition to any cut in next year's ap-
propriation-now tentatively set at a 12,
TheUniversity's fiscal year begins
July 1 but the -Regents have delayed
making final decisions on next year's
budget because of the uncertainty of
University Chief Financial Officer
James Brinkerhoff said he was unsure
the new reduction in funds would ac-
tually materialize and said that even if
it did, immediate retrenchment of cut-
backs in faculty salaries would not be
BUT, BUDGET director Miller told
the Daily yesterday there will be a
"significant reduction" in state funds to
the University this year.
Also plaguing the University is a
belief held by nearly all University ad-
ministrators and state officials that the
promised 12 percent increase approved
for next year will be cut back.
Approximately 5 percent of the 1980-
81 appropriation would be reduced by
the state executive order, which is ex-
pected to be delivered to the legislature
next Wednesday, according to Fred
Whims, head of the education division
of the state budget office in Lansing.
THE STATE government has
"known for some time that such a
reduction order was likely, but it was
hoping the economy would recover
enough to eliminate the need for the or-
der' Whims said. The reduction is fur-
ther evidence of the "continuing
deterioration of state appropriations to
colleges and universities," he said.
A LIKELY $7 million slash in current
state appropriations to the University
compounded by the probable rollback
in next year's appropriation, could for-
ce the University to take emergency
measures to stay within budget, either
by further retrenchment or by cutting
back planned raises in faculty salaries
VicePresident for Academic Affairs
Bill Frye and Brinkerhoff said faculty
salaries probably would not be severely
affected by the cutback. Frye said
faculty salaries, as well as the rest of
the budget, would be set at next week's
Regents' meeting and added that if the
state cut the University's appropriation
-.- taking a break
Schembechler. In addition, he will
close each bradcast ; with a post-
Ufer, who is still recovering from
last month's operation to remove a
blood clot, is optimistic about this
"This team tasted both defeat and
victory last season, and with that
experience and a little luck they
could capture the national cham-
Since his track days at Michigan,
Ufer has been a fixture in the
Wolverine sports program. He was a
track all-american in 1943 and began
broadcasting Wolverine football in
By DEBI DAVIS
If you are among the 20,000 Univer-
sity students applying for financial aid
this year, Oct. 1 is an important date to
remember. That's when new federal
guidelines go into effect, changing
eligibility requirements for Guaranteed
Student Loans and increasing interest
rates for National Direct Student
If you haven't applied yet for funds
for the 1981-82 academic year, chances
are slim you will receive any of the
quickly dwindling funds. Although the
Pell/Basic Educational Opportunity
Grant deadline is not until March, the
name of the game is to apply early, ac-
cording to Financial Aid Director Har-
"LATE APPLICANTS may find
themselves without adequate financial
support" and have to turn to other
sources of financial aid such as part-
time employment in the community,
It is possible, however, that the Office
of Financial Aid can get a loan ap-
plication through to the guarantee
agency by the Oct. 1 deadline, Grotrian
said. He was confident that all ap-
plications received before Sept. 1 would
get through on time.
Beginning Oct. 1 students whose.
parents make $30,000 a year will not be
eligible for GSLs, unless they can meet
a "needs test." The "needs test," which
still is being defined by Congress, will
be more simple and liberal than those
used for other aid programs, according
to Grotrian. Forexample, a family with
an annual income of $30,000, six
children, three of them in college, still
would be eligible for GSL funds.
ALSO BEGINNING Oct. 1, a one per-
cent increase in the interest rate for
National Direct Student Loans will take
effect, up from four percent to five per-
cent. Grotrian said it is crucial that
students pick up their NDSLs by Sept.
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... reduction in state
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Can you wait three weeks?
HERE IS THE Arts Page today? You're pro-
W bably wailing right now. Well, we've got some
good news and some bad news for you. The bad
news is there won't be too many Arts Pages this
year-Maybe one or two a week. But the good
news more than makes up for the loss of the Ar-
ts Page. Starting Thursday, Oct. 1 (just three short weeks
a away), Weekend magazine makes its debut. Every Thur-
sity went up in the flight of Voyager II. Scientists at the
University's Space Physics Research Lab contributed to
the development of a Voyager II experiment which could
determine why the planet Saturn releases nearly two-and-
a-half times as much energy as it receives from the sun.
Profs. Thomas Donahue and Sushil Atreya of the at-
mospheric and oceanic science department recently retur-
ned from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
Calif. where they monitored data from Voyager II. Though
Donahue said it is too early to condense all the data
received from the flight into theory he said he believes the
hplinm nn the ringed nant is nrnhh1v nndensing and
ternal environment. It will also see action in the Galileo
probe of Jupiter set to be launched in 1985, Donahue said.
Sharing a department store dressing room with someone
else may be an inconvenience, but sharing it with a car is
downright impossible. Just as an unidentified woman began
to enter a dressing room Tuesday at the J. C. Penny Co.
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Mind under machine
Given the option of trusting their own answer or a
calculator's incorrect answer to a simple arithmetic
problem, more than one out of three persons pick the
calculator, according to a recent study. A University of
Missouri research team asked 60 junior and senior high
school students and adults to estimate mentally the an-
swers to seven arithmetic problems. The subjects were
asked to verify their estimate by working out the problems
on a calculator. But the calculators were programmed to
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