Cloudy and cooler today
with a high in the mid 40s.
Vol. XCI, No. 158 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April14, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages
By SUE INGLIS
During what may have been one iof the most turbulent
faculty meetings in the history of the -University, the LSA
faculty yesterday overwhelmingly rejected an ad hoc com-
mittee's recommendation to either eliminate or discontinue
portions of the geography department.
While not bound by the faculty's 138-80 defeat of the com-
mittee recommendation, Acting LSA Dean John Knott and
members of the LSA Executive Committee said they will
"consider seriously" the vote of the faculty and the remarks
made at yesterday's meeting before forwarding their
decision on the department to Billy Frye, vice president for
academic affairs. If Frye approves the executive commit-
tee' rcommendation, it will be forwarded to the Regents for
a final decision.
"WE WILL HAVE VARIOOS kinds of things to look at, in-
cluding the overall budget context," said Knott after the
meeting. "We will naturally have to consider what the alter-
natives to discontinuance will, be as we try to look to the
health of departments of the college, and the prospects for
sustaining in an accepting form the department of
The review committee report, a result of two-and-a-half
months of research by four faculty members, recommended
two alternative couses of action, the first of which is to
eliminate the entire department. The second alternative is to
discontinue the cultural geography area, while retaining the
areas which the committee determined to be more central to
While many faculty members praised the integrity of the
See FACULTY, Page 2
'U' budget crunch
. Tomorrow's Daily takes a special look at
the problems caused by the University's
weakened financial stature in this and
recent years. The issue includes a wrap-up
of the University's budget-cutting efforts
this year, an analysis of where those cuts
are leading the University, and an
examination of how the budget ax is affec-
ting individual professors.
Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ'
JOHN NYSTUEN, CHAIRMAN of the geography department, speaks in
defense of his department at last night's LSA faculty meeting. Nystuen noted
the lack of comparative data in reports calling for the elimination of part or
all of the department.
Space shuttle, crew
prepare for re-entry
From AP and UPI
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After
two flawless days in orbit, the shuttle
Columbia and its crew yesterday
prepared for the searing, dangerous
test of a spaceship's ability to survive
an winged re-entry and land like an
Questions about the integrity of heat-
shielding tiles on Columbia's under-
belly added extra tension to the
The launch and flight have been
nothing but smooth sailing.
"THE ONLY THING bad is we're
going to have to come down," said
commander John Young, making a
record fifth space flight.
During a space-to-White House con-
versation, Young told Vice President
George Bush that "the spaceship is per-
That was the opinion of everyone
connected with the trial flight of an un-
conventional spacecraft that had never
been tested before in orbit.
"I THINK YOUR trip is just going to
ignite the excitement and forward
thinking for this country," said Bush.
"We'll be watching that re-entry and
landing with great interest on behalf of
the whole country."
Despite all the attention, America's
first space-freighter pilots were so
relaxed they were joking around in an
alraost playful manner.
For astronauts Young and Robert
Crippen, the scheduled 1:28 p.m. EST
air plane-style touchdown on the
Rogers Dry Lake desert runway at Ed-
wards Air Force Base in California will
mark the completion of a textbook or-
bital flight whose problems were minor
and triumphs big.
THE RETURN TO earth is second
only to launch in risks. No one has ever
tried to fly a winged craft out of space,
gliding through great S-turns as speeds
plummet from 17,500 mph to just over
200, for a wheels-down soft landing.
Donald Slayton, one of the original
Mercury astronauts-and now manager
of the orbital test program, said the
See COLUMBIA, Page 7
By BARRY WITT
Students face a 16 percent to 19 percent tuition
increase next fall, according to a report to be
reviewed by the Regents this week.
Administrators have been hinting for months
that a sizeable tuition increase will be necessary
to keep up with higher costs and a tenuous ap-
propriation from the state.
IN A REPORT scheduled to be hearddby the
Regents Thursday afternoon, Vice President for
Academic Affairs BilleFryewillpresent recom-
mendations for tuition hikes of between 16 percent
and 19 percent, which he reports are "the most
likely ranges" for this year's inevitable rise in
Frye states in his report that the tuition
estimates to be presented this week are only for
the Regents' and students' information and the
Board is not being asked to take any formal action
on an increase.
Although the state legislature and governor
have recommended an appropriation increase of
more than 12 percent this year for the Univeristy,
Frye states the proposal "does not at present allay
the difficulty in relying too heavily on such a
figure in our planning for the coming year."
FRYE STRESSES the necessity for the Univer-
sity's budget to be maintained at a level adequate
enough "to make appropriate adjustments and
decisions as program needs and opportunities
arise." The Regents probably will be asked to act
on a tuition hike in the summer. A 9.8 percent in-
crease in housing rates has already been ap-
Recommendations for increases in Big Ten in-
stitutions outside Michigan range from 8 percent
to 15 percent, according to Frye. For Michigan
public institutions, tuition will likely rise from 10
percent to 23 percent.
Increases for many of the country's top private
universities range between 14 percent and 16 per-
AT THEIR monthly meeting this Thursday and
Friday, the Regents will also be asked to approve
a financing plan for renovation of the Michigan
The proposal would include assessing a student
of fee allocation of $7.65 per term. The Regents
approved $1.65 of that assessment in January,
Major work to be done on the Union includes ex-
panding University Cellar bookstore space and
establishing a "student-oriented food service;"
according to the report to be considered by the
Also at this week's meeting the Regents will be
asked to approve a 27.8 percent increase in daily
room charges for University Hospital.
If approved by the Regents, the increase will be
separated into two parts-a $45 increase in room
charges to take effect July 1 and an additional $25
increase to take effect Nov. 1.
may bike fees
By BARRY WITT
Tuition hikes will not be the only increases in
student expenses the University's governing
board will consider this week. The Regents will be
asked to approve a 40 percent increase in the
student health service fee.
Vice President for Student Services Henry
Johnson will ask the Regents to increase the
current $33.50 per term fee to $47.
THE HIKE WILL be accompanied by a substan-
tial decrease in fees assessed by the Health Ser-
vice for specific services, according to Health
Service Director Dr. Caesar Briefer.
"That's the beauty of it. . . Everything is free,"
Briefer said yesterday.
Many services students now pay for would be of-
fered free under the new system, including all
See HEALTH, Page 10
'Fair exhibits highlights o
Last weekend's First A
and Tennis Building ex
silicone breast implants.
In addition, there wer
astronaut suits, and mo
robots that would pick uF
of a block of wood, and ti
THE FAIR, SPONSOR
Based Industry Commit
projects intended to
munication between the
well as to increase comm
high technology industry
Donald Smith, direct
Division of the Institute
reference to the tech-ba
will begin to crystallize 1
is in fact one of the leadi
The success of the fair
future of the Universi
Michigan; according to J
of the Institute of Science
sify the state's economi
future, he said, we can no
support the economy. "W
E E. NEIDHARDT industry comes back.. . there have been a lot of changes and
there is no way employment will ever be as high. The
nnual Technology Fair at the Track damage is done," he said, adding that "unemployment is still
hibited such scientific wonders as a climbing rate when based on the auto industry. We need to
s, artificial knees and hips, and come up with a different base, which is why we have to diver-
e pieces of moon rocks, authentic According to Herold, Ann Arbor offers a favorable climate
dels of the Lunar Rover as well as for the development of diversified high technology, despite
p a tool, carve a four-leaf clover out its image to the contrary. "Michigan has gotten down on it-
he conscientiously return the tool to self. We tend to emphasize the negative and not look at what
we do have. We have a lot here," he said.
~ED BY the Ann Arbor Technology- Some of the resources necessary for the growth of high
tee, was one of the group's many technology - such as wood, water, and natural gas - are
promote cooperation and com- abundant here in Michigan, Herold said.
University and local industries, as SMITH BELIVES THAT in addition to the aforementioned
iunity awareness of the potential for assets, there is an abundance of highly skilled labor in the
in the Ann Arbor area. Ann Arbor community. "The University is our number-one
or of the Industrial Development strength, and its leading strength is its students," he said.
of Science and Technology, said, in Despite these favorable conditions, there are a few
sed committee, "We think the fair barriers that the tech-based committee encounters in its ef-
the valid impression that Ann Arbor forts at encouraging the growth of high technology. "One of
ng areas for high technology and ef- the things we are missing in Michigan is venture capital
(money that is invested in high-risk industries). We have a
may be an indicator of the potential fairly conservative financial situation here," Herold claims.
ty, Ann Arbor and the state of "Venture capital is a risky business, but it can also mean
J. Downs Herold, director of Liaison high profits ... Big money sources (both within and without
and Technology. The need to diver- the state) don't think of Michigan as a source of High
ic base is essential to Michigan's Technology."
longer count on the auto industry to Smith said, however, that he thinks this proble'h has been
Vhat got us scared is even if the auto See FAIR, Page 10
Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
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Budget cut debate tonight
TONIGHT'S UNIVERSITY Senate meeting will be
devoted to an open discussion on the University's
"smaller but better" retrenchment program.
Four speakers-MSA President Marc Breakstone,
Professor of Social Work Harold Johnson, Professor of Law
John Jackson, and Professor of Economics Thomas
Weisskopf-will pose questions, make suggestions, and of-
fer alternatives to the "smaller but better" philosophy.
President Harold Shapiro, LSA Dean John Knott, and
school students, Reagan wrote two poems in 1974, The
Washington Post reported Sunday. He was the only one of 12
political figures to respond to Spring's request for new, un-
published material. Reagan submitted "Time" and "State
Budget." Spring was not impressed, and though he
published "Time" in the magazine, he waited until the
February 1975 issue, when Reagan was out of office. Spring
explains: "I didn't want to embarrass him." "It is impor-
tant that politicians show they are capable of trying to write
poetry," Reagan wrote to Spring. "It's a challenge." Here
are Reagan's efforts to meet the challenge:
Eight years pass swiftly.
But I look out the window.
The elm in the park looks just the same
it spent in his head.
Let's give it back ! I said.
Give i back? he said.
But you can't do that.
They'll send you a bill
To create a new bureau.
Just like that!
I'll sign it! I said.
I'll sign it, then blue line it.
And with no money,
What good's the bureau
Without the crat?