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Ninety-One Years of Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCI, No. 1

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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 4, 1980

Ten Cents

Eighty Pdges

Regents increase
President
Shapiro 9
TO rar
urges
program
reductions
By KEVIN TOTTIS
The University's bleak financial f
situation calls for cutbacks in itk
"heartland" if it is going to maintain a
high quality level of faculty and studen-
ts, University President Harold Shapiro
told the Senate Assembly last June.
"We cannot maintain our current
programs at a quality level (without
making program cuts)," the president
told the Assembly and more than 150 .
faculty members in the Rackham
AuCoRiNG TO SHAPIRO, in fiscal UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HAROLD SHAPIRO (left) and Vice-President for Aca
year 1980, state revenues from income 1980-81 fiscal budget at the Interlochen National Music Camp near Traverse City
tax did not grow, and those from sales University's top two administrators.
tax grew about three per cent;
however, the state budget grew about
12 per cent. As a result, Shapiro said,
the state had to use up a $300 million
"rainy day fund." In 1981 the first thing
tie state must do is build back this
fund, he si.
In January, Shapiro continued, Gov.
William Milliken recommended a 9.5
per cent increase in state allocations to Y our post office
the University. The most recent in-
crease in a bill by the Senate was only
4.7 per cent. According to Shapiro's
predictions higher education will not By MAUREEN FLEMING friends, you go with it. We must convin- re
be funded at a 4.7 per cent level next Despite heated debate, national and ce Washington that there is strong sup- ye
yearnded t a&Lr 4.7 perenth rev e ' prtests, and a court ruling that port to s y no to the myth that we need Ja
er c rentlevel, ls tr declared registration for the draft registration." wi
L e i t least eight percentage discriminatory, 19 and 20 year-old men About 225 University students joined re
Sints behind the inflation rate," began to register July 21. thirty thousand other protesters at a
Shapiro told the audience. Michigan's two senators were op- rally held in Washington D.C. on March dr
There are several options the posed to the registration plan from the 22. "We're here today to prevent im
University has to handle this decrease, start. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Detroit) said another excursion into military mad- bo
Shapiro explained. One is to make cuts he "was displeased that the bill did ness," Rep. Ted Weiss (D-N.Y.), told
in administration, which has been done pass" and considered it a "first step the crowd at the Capitol. "The time to re
for several years, he said. But he added toward the draft." Sen. Donald. Riegle stop the madness is before it starts." Co
there were limits to these cuts, because (D-Flint) also voted against the plan. Despite the protests, draft B
of regulations dealing with matters registration passed in Congress in re
such as safety, affirmative action, and LOCAL ANTI-DRAFT groups have June. The Senate passed the bill June sti
research administrationv been demonstrating as early as last 13, by a margin of 58-34, after more than pa
Faculty members and staff January to show their disfavor. Tom a week of debate and delaying tactics,
researchers are also asking for in- Schomaker, a spokesman for the including a filibuster and an all-night Ju
Wesley Foundation, said at a rally held session. pa
See SHAPIRO, Page 6 January 30, "If the world goes to hell, THE FINAL plan called for
Looking up
A familiar sight in University build-
ings on the first day of classes:
New students gazing expectantly
towards their soon-to-be-familiar
classrooms.

tuition

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Students victims of
i sluggish economy
j By MITCH STUART

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Students at the University this year will be paying 13 per cent
more in tuition than students here paid one year ago. The 13 per
cent tuition hike, one of the largest in the University's history, is
one of several budget proposals ratified by the Regents at their
July 18 meeting. Also ratified was a nine per cent increase in
faculty and staff salaries which will take effect Sept. 1.
All tuition rates have esca-
lated by 13 per cent except Law HE ADDED, "THE cost-cutting
School rates, up 17 per cent, measures they're talking about should
and Extension Service fees, up have been decided before the amount of
any tuition increase.
10 per cent. Tuition rates range Regent James Waters (D-
from $682 per term for Michigan Muskegon), like Dunn, voted against
undergraduates to $3,336 per the tuition hike. "I think there are other
term for non-resident medical things that can be done without making

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Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
demic Affairs Billy Frye discuss the
on July 18. Shapiro and Frye are the
ation
awaits
gistration of all males born in the
ear 1960 and 1961. Beginning in
anuary of next year, men born in 1962
ili register. After this, men will
gister when they turn 18 years of age.
Penalties for not registering for the
aft could be a fine of up to $10,000,
nprisonment of up to five years, or
th.
Although President Carter sought
gistration of both men and women,
ongress decided to exempt women.
ecause of Congress' choice, draft
gistration was declared uncon-
Itutional July 18 by a Philadelphia
nel of three appeals judges.
THIRD U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
dge Edward Cahn wrote in the 41-
ge opinion, "Congress could not con-
See DESPITE, Page 7

students.
AFTER LENGTHY discussion, at
the Interlochen National Music Camp,
the Regents voted 5-to-2 in favor of the
13 per cent increase. Regent Robert
Nederlander (D-Birmingham) said, "If
we don't raise it, I don't know where
we're going to get the money."~
Concurring with Nederlander were
Regents Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor),
Paul Brown (D-Petoskey), David Laro
(R-Flint), and Thomas Roach (D-
Saline).
Regent Gerald Dunn, (D-Lansing),
however, said he was not convinced
University administrators had
exhausted all the possibilities for
budget plans that would prevent the
necessity of such a large tuition in-
crease.

any significant reduction in the quality
of education," he said.
For example, Waters said, he thought
the nine per cent salary increase should
have been lowered to allow for a tuition
A chart listing tuition rates for the 1980-
1981 academic year appears on Page 2.
increase of 10 per cent at most. "The
University has to suffer a little now
with the rest of the public," he said.
LARO, WHO VOTED in favor of
raising the tuition, warned University
administrators to crack down on over-
spending now, since he said he would
See REGENTS. Page 2

Student q-.,iality
remains high

By JOYCE FRIEDEN
One thing that is always true about
the University is that it is never the
Same. Every year old faces leave and
are replaced by new ones. Faculty
members come and go, even the foot-
ball team's record varies (slightly)
from year to year.
However, one thing that does not vary
greatly in any given year, according to
statistics furnished by the Office of
Admissions, is the quality of students
admitted to the University.
ACCORDING TO the latest figures, of
the 4400 freshpersons admitted for the
'80-81 school year, half were ranked in
the top eight per cent of their
graduating class. This figure has
remained the same for the past five
years.
A similar consistency is found in
freshperson Scholatic Achievement
Test scores: 50 per cent of this year's
class had a verbal score of 530 or above
and a math score of 600 or above.
Neither of these figures have changed
over the past two years.
"We've been remarkably consistent
in the last four years in the measurable
qualitive statistics (of entering studen-
ts)," said Cliff Sjogren, University
Director of Admissions. "Of the other
Big Ten public universities we've
looked at, only the University of Illinois
even comes close to us in student
quality."
SJOGREN SAID that out of 12,000 ap-
plications the University receives each
year, about 7,000 students are accepted

and 4,400 are actually enrolled.
"Believe it or not, Michigan is the
second choice for some students, such
as those that also applied to Harvard
and Yale," Sjogren said, explaining the
drop-off between admission and
enrollment. "And sometimes, students
who have been admitted find they can't
afford to go here."
He emphasized that the University
does not try to build up its image by
rejecting lots of applications. "Some
schools take pride in the number of ap-
plications they refuse," said Sjogren.
"Then they think people will say, 'Wow,
only one person in five gets in; it must
be a good school.' We try to demystify
our application procedure so we can
say no to fewer people."
It is for that reason, Sjogren con-
tinued, that interested high school
graduates receive a notice with their
admission application that includes a
chart of test scores and class percentile
rank among freshmen of previous
years. "This way the students can
assess their chances of getting in. We
think self-selection of a college is much
better than applying to a school you
don't know much about," he said.
Sjogren added that because of the
worsening economic situation, the
University has been intensifying its
recruiting efforts to ensure that high-
quality students are attracted to
Michigan. "I'm pleased with the
results. Quality is holding up nicely in
view of the rising costs of Michigan,"
he said.

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