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Regents hear pay hike criticism

The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 18, 1981-Page 5
An Evening of Arabic Music

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By JANET RAE

Citing examples of higher salary raises at other
four-year colleges in Michigan and nationwide, the
chairman of the Committee on the Economic Status
of the Faculty voiced strong disappointment with the
University's 5.5 percent basic salary increase adop-
ted at yesterday's Regents meeting.
"It seems clear to us that the salary program is the
residual item in the budget," Ronald Teigen told the
Regents. He reiterated the faculty committee's con-
cern about the undermining effects of inflation rates
on) salaries, saying real faculty income has fallen 16.5
percent in the last three years.
ACCORDING TO Teigen, schools such as Michigan
State and Wayne State'universities have budgeted in-
creases averaging close to 8.6 percent, as have most
Big Ten universities.
"A successful program must be one which at the

least insulates the faculty against continuing erosion
of real incomes from inflation," Teigen said.
"The difference (in salary raises) rests almost en-
tirely on the difference in assumptions about state
appropriations," said Billy Frye, vice president for
academic affairs. Uncertainty about anticipated cuts
in a proposed 12 percent state increase forced the
University to pursue a more conservative salary
program, he said.
"If we had budgeted for the full 12 percent, we
could have put forward a full 8 percent raise," he
said.
IN OTHER COMMENTS directed to the Regents,
Law School alumnus Terry Calhoun thanked the
Regents for their help in ending the practice of
"passing up" at football games.
"I don't know of a single woman who was grabbed
and passed up last season," Calhoun said. He said the
end of passing up showed "a remarkable degree of

maturity among the student body" since the practice
was stopped shortly after a campaign was begun to
inform students of its possible dangers.
The previous football season, Calhoun said, a group
that fought to end the practice counted about 100 in-
cidents per game. He added that the group would be
watching closely for passing up incidents at football
games this season.
Patricio Cordova, a representative of the Coalition
of Hispanics for Higher Education, also protested the
Regents' alleged inaction on various issues concer-
ning Hispanics at the University.
According to Cordova, members of his coalition
had been given "verbal commitments to address the
issues raised" during a presentation to the Regents
last April. Among the recommendations Cordova
suggested were retention and recruitment efforts as
well as establishing "concrete and viable channels to
involve Hispanics in the decision-making processes."

The Arabic
of
Leader:

Presented by
Traditional Music Ensemble
Toronto, Canada
George Dimitri Sawa

Arrests continue at nuke plant

From AP and UPI
AVILA BEACH, Calif. - Dwin-
dling ranks of anti-nuclear
protesters tried to carry on the
Diablo Canyon "blockade" for a
third day yesterdayhbut sheriff's
,deputies cleared the way 'for
workers by arresting 60 demon-
strators, increasing the number of
jailed to more than 882.
THE ANTI-NUCLEAR activists
landed 15 swimmers on a beach near
the plant, despite Coast Guard war-
,nings to stay away. All were prom-
ptly arrested, according to the
California Highway Patrol infor-
mation center.
Demonstrators complained
deputies had broken the non-violent
character of the confrontation,
beating at least one man with clubs.
Asked about the roughness at the
gate, Undersheriff Arnie Goble said:
"I have seen no brutality in any of

the arrests. We don't jab people with
nightsticks unless there is a threat to
the officer .... If there has been any
wrongdoing, it will show up in the
courts."
THE NUMBER of newsmen
arrested rose to six, with a Cable
News Network supervisor saying a
cameraman was roughed up by
deputies who broke a $50,000 camera
in arresting him.
The first 200 of the arrested
demonstrators were arraigned
yesterday. A group of 50 men
arrived at the courthouse singing an
anti-nuclear power song in the jail
bus and joined hands in court.
Municipal Court Judge Richard
Wood told them to expect a fine of
about $120 for the fist offense-war-
ning he will impose jail terms on
anyone who returns to the blockade
and is arrested again.
THE PROTESTERS claim

nuclear power is unsafe generally,
but particularly at Diablo Canyon,
which is near an offshore ear-
thquake fault. The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission decides
Monday whether to allow Pacific
Gas and Electric Co. to begin low
level testing at the $2.3 billion plant.
The organizing Abalone Alliance
has said the demonstration will con-
tinue for a month, aiming to prevent
the reactor from going into
operation as soon as a federal licen-
se is issued.
While the protest jammed
makeshift jails with demon-
strators-women were held in a
college gym, men at a nearby state
prison-it did nt appear to affect the
progress of preparations to activate
the controversial power plant on
the central California coast, about
halfway between Los Angeles and
San Francisco.

Regents
approve
'U'udget-
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cent. Student financial aid rose 18 per-
cent, an amount equivalent to the rise
in tuition. Some $3.6 million is for
academic program development and
$2.8 million will cover utility rates, ex-
pected to rise by 25 percent.
Frye said if the state were to make
more reductions, each 1 percent cut-
back would generate almost a $1.1
million shortfall at the end of the fiscal
year. Contingency plans that have been
prepared include restricting expen-
ditures for library acquisitions,
building maintenance, and equipment
accounts until mid-year when the ex-
tent of the reductions should be known.
Frye said other cuts would be made by
"selective program reductions."
FRYE EMPHASIZED that the
budget "does not provide adequately
for a number of high-priority expenses.
including research rental space,
legal fees, and equipment."
He also noted the lack of a provision
for a special research incentive fund
which officials had hoped to develop
and a minimal provison for new
program development and new faculty
appointments.
"In some sectors of the University,
the opportunities ... for bringing fresh,
young minds into the University has
come to a virtual standstill," he said.
"This hits"to the very heart of the
University."

Sunday, September 20
Rackham Lecture Hall, Ann Arbor Campus
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Performance starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.
NO ADMISSION CHARGE
Sponsored by the Arabic Language Bilingual Materials Development Center and the Center for Near
Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan

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Interview on Sept. 21 and22 for a
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Positions are available on the following col-
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Academic Judiciary
Curriculumt
Admissions
Student Faculty Policy Board
Library Committee
To sign up for an interview or for more Information stop
by the LSA Student Government office.
4003 MIchigan Union

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Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL
AN ANN ARBOR resident, E. Sam Taylor, inspects a display case inside the Gerald Ford presidential library on the
University's North Campus. The library's counterpart, the Ford presidential museum, is being dedicated in Grand
Rapids this week.

Brunch served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
in The Conservatory Restaurant,
Saturday, September 19
Free champagne served with your meal
Then watch the Michigan vs. Notre Dame game
on BIG screen T.V.
WHERE ELSE?
SECOND CHANCE 516E. Liberty
Doors open at 1 p.m. Free admission. 25ยข Hot Dogs.
For more information, call 994-5360

Ford Museum dedication
a Grand Rapids celebration

(Continued from Page 1)
Most of the performers are donating
their services, but not the marching
Wolverines. Ford, a 1935 University
graduate-in economics, reportedly told
the band its expenses for the trip across
the state would be covered.
FORD'S IS is the first presidential
museum to be separated from the
presidential library, which was built in
Ann Arbor on the University's North
Campus.
Ford also attracted an impressive
guest list for the dedication of his
library last May. At those ceremonies,
almost all of Ford's cabinet reassem-
bled for a mock Cabinet meeting.

And, though he wanted the
library-which houses his presidential
papers, an invaluable research resour-
ce-to stay close to the University, he
wanted the museum to be built in his
hometown. Presumably, Ford wanted
to contribute something special to
Grand Rapids, the town which gave his
political career a hefty push when it
sent him to Congress. And, with the at-
tention he has drawn to the city with
this week's ceremonies, he has done
more for its commerce, image, and
pride than anything since Grand
Rapids discovered the business of fur-
niture-making.

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