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Page 2--Wednesday, December 2, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Kentucky's black college fights to survive

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - When the federal
government ordered Kentucky to develop a plan to
desegregate its public colleges, did it want to turn
Kentucky State University, the state's only
traditionally black school, into a two-year com-.
munity college?
A decision this week on the school's status by Ken-
tucky's Council on Higher Education could lead to a
legal battle between the state on one side and civil
rights groups and the federal government on the
The central issue is what to do with Kentucky State,
a small, 2,300 enrollment, four-year school where a
majority of its full-time, day students are black.
SEVERAL PROPOSALS have been made since
January when the U.S. Department of Education's
Office of Civil Rights ordered the state to develop a
plan to fully desegregate its public university system.
All phases of the plan have been submitted to the
OCR except the portion dealing with Kentucky State.
The Council on Higher Education, which oversees

Kentucky's university and college system, meets
tomorrow to consider a recommendation from a
special committee formed to study the problem of
Kentucky State.
THAT COMMITTEE, by 3-2 vote, has recom-
mended that Kentucky State be turned into a two-
year community college within the University of
Kentucky system. Proponents believe a community
college would attract more white students by offering
evening classes and part-time curriculum.
Such a move would be a radical departure from
what other Southern states have done in response to
similar desegregation ordes. Most have spent
millions of dollars on improving the traditionally
black schools in order to attract white students.
"Kentucky is the only state even considering
closing a black school," said Galen Martin, executive
director of the Kentucky Commission on Human
AND SUPPORTERS of Kentucky State say a
community college was not what the federal gover-

nment had in mind when it directed Kentucky to
"enhance" the university.
"If anybody considers the downgrading of a
university to a community college as an enhan-
cement, then their dictionary definition of enhan-
cement is different from mine," said Louisville at-
torney Raymond Burse, the only black member of the
higher education council.
Some members of the black community have even
stronger words for the proposal. The Rev. K. L.
Moore of Frankfort called it "unfair, ungodly and not
right" to close KSU.
"THIS IS A RACIAL issue, no matter how some
council members perceive it," said Martin.
"We will not sit in silence and let it be closed," said
Supporters of Kentucky State, including students,
plan a rally tomorrow outside the building where the
coun'cil will meet and have started a letter writing
campaign to members of the council.

Student to redesign business school lounge

When the members of the University's
business school student council need
something done, they turn to the most
logical source - other students.
The council hired Nancy Caplan, a
junior in the art school's department of
interior design, to draw the plans for
renovation of the business school's
student lounge.
President Charlie Rothstein initiated
the idea of hiring a student to redesign
the lounge. It seems "appropriate," he
said, that a lounge that is run by and for
students should be redesigned by a
"Just as it is a good experience for
students to run the lounge, it is a good
experience for her (Caplan) to redesign
it," Rothstein said.
The project will be financed solely by
lounge profits and the student council
fund, he said.
CAPLAN WORKED as an apprentice

to a designer this past summer, but this
is the first job she will do by herself.
Although the ideas for redesigning
the lounge are her own, Caplan will con-
fer with her professors on the project.
And the plans must be approved by the
University's interior design office to
ensure that certain building codes are
The lounge was given to the business
school by the Regents in 1973 to allow
students a chance to run their own
business. The lounge was supposed to
be a place where students could eat,
relax and study together.
ROTHSTEIN, however said "the
lounge is not conducive to people
coming in and relaxing. I am em-
barassed by the state of the lounge."
Several business students agreed,
saying the lounge is drab, out-of-date,
and not relaxing.
"It's drab and hackneyed down
there," said first year B.B.A student
Jim Narens.

"I came here as an undergrad and
didn't even know it was here, it was so
tacky," said second year M.B.A.
student Clarence Oliver.
CAPLAN SAID she plans to combine
the idea of a restaurant with a warm
environment to provide a place for
group study, case discussion and group
Caplan hopes to improve the
customer-flow area and make
segregated areas for eating and
studying. She is also considering
closing off the service counter from the
background work area.
New furniture is a top priority for the
new image, Caplan said. She said she
also hopes to get rid of wasted space
and the current temporary nature of
the lounge.
CAPLAN emphasized that the lounge
must be durable. "The main con-
sideration," she said, "is that it will
look good in five years."
Rothstein said he is not certain how

much the renovations will cost, but af-
ter plans have been drawn and the cost
is assessed he will present the plan to
both the student council and the dean
for approval
The move to redesign the business
school lounge is part of a series of other
improvements initiated by the student
council in its efforts to become actively
involved in the administration's cam-
paign to make the business school one
of the top three in the country.
"We want to do our part to help out
the business school," Rothstein said.
' Other activities in which the council
is involved include student-faculty
cocktail parties; revival of the student
newspaper, The Monroe Street Journal,
and a counseling day for students to
help each other choose classes before
"The business school can be a hard
place to cope. It is a great place to
learn," Rothstein said. "I want to show
the rest of the University that it is a
great place to go to school."

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Blizzard belts Midwest
A corn belt blizzard driving blinding snow across the Midwest with 50-mph
winds yesterday crippled cities and closed highways, stranding hundreds of
travelers and shutting down schools.
At least three people were killed as a "very dangerous" winter storm
surged through parts of Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota at blizzard
force, flinging snow up to 14 inches deep and building 4-foot drifts.
Highways were strewn with jackknifed trucks. Many motorists abandoned
their cars and sought refuge in motels, farm houses and emergency shelters.
In some areas, even the snowplows were halted by the blowing snow.
Polish firefighting cadets
refuse to end sit-in
WARSAW, Poland- A thousand Polish riot police surrounded a
firefighters' school in northern Warsaw yesterday as a crowd of about 7,000
people cheered young officer cadets refusing to end a sit-in.
The crowd threw food and cigarettes and shouted encouragement to the
320 cadets, who celebrated evening Mass in the school, their voices echoing
out into the streets. Solidarity union "workers guards" paced a small lane
separating the police and the crowd, which snapped up leaflets handed out
by the unionists and halted 16 passing streetcars.
One streetcar was converted into a temporary union post for Solidarity
members who said they would remain overnight. The official news agency
PAP referred to the "former" firefighting school in reporting that 60 of the
320 protesting cadets had left the protest.
Courts rule college housing
free from regulations
LANSING- The Michigan Court of Appeals, ruling in a dispute between
Northern Michigan University and Marquette County, held yesterday that
college housing is exempt from state construction code regulations.
The ruling reversed a Marquette County Circuit Court judge who ruled
universities must comply with the law because it does not specifically exem-
pt them.
The roughly two-year-old controversy involved about 100 units of married
student housing which have since been completed under a stay ordered by
the appeals court and now are occupied.
Stockman wants to end
low-income housing subsidies
WASHINGTON- Budget director David Stockman wants to end federal
subsidies for low-income housing construction by next fall as part of a new
blitz of spending cuts that has left housing officials in shock, sources said
Stockman also is proposing to phase out the government's chief urban aid
programs, a move that brought heated criticism yesterday from city of-
"He (Stockman) is talking about major changes in the direction of this
department that we just can't accept," said one official of the Department of
Housing and Urban Development.
Informed sources in and out of government said Stockman wants to
eliminate all new spending after 1983 for Community Development Block
Grants and Urban Development Action Grants. The two programs, which
this year aided about 2,850 communities in every part of the country, start-
ed out with a $4.2 billion budget for 1982 that may be jeopardized by a new
round of cuts.

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and B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation

Business school growing
despite financial crunch

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economic times," Whitaker said, but "I
think we'll be able to do it (raise the
money) within a couple of years.
"PRIVATE support is a long
tradition at Michigan and will become
an important part of Michigan's sup-
port in the =future," he continued.
Whitaker said administrators will be
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can, legitimately."
Anneke Overseth, director of
development and head of the new fund
raising committee, said acquiring fun-
ds is "detective work." She must weed
through a network of interconnecting
pieces of information about people with
an interest in the University.- Then, she
said, the trick is to "cultivate them."
Overseth visits potential donors,
talks with them, informs them of the
school's needs, and attempts to deter-
mine their interests.
"IF YOU'VE done everything else
right, asking for money is the last and
easiest step," she said.
Business History Prof. David Lewis
said he believes the business school has
the faculty, administrators and resour-
ces to achieve the rather high goals it
sets for itself.
Lewis said the new drive has helped
to boost the morale of the faculty.
"The Dean wants each one of us to be
the best in our field," he said, adding
that the faculty is producing more
published works and is increasing the
quality of its teaching under the dean's
"One likes to be a part of an
organization that is moving ahead,"
Lewis said.

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Wednesday, December 2, 1981
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