Page 8-Friday, February 19, 1982-The Michigan Daily
New 'U' institute to
By LISA CRUMRINE
The University is attempting to aid
the state in its desperate search for jobs
by creating a new research institute in
the University's Graduate School of
The Independent Business Research
Institute of Michigan began functioning
last week as a University-wide resear-
ch facility primarily interested in
helping the state develop new jobs for
the independent business sector.
IBRIM, FUNDED by both private,
donations and University funds, will not
lobby directly in the state's political
arena, but will instead present issues to
Michigan legislators when small
businesses are concerned.
It is hoped that the creation of the
center will help change the trend
whereby large corporate in-
terests-suchaas those of theauto in-
dustry-are the only ones heard in the
"The problems with Michigan's
economy stem from nationwide, as well
as statewide, considerations," said
Alfred Edwards, professor of business
administration, and newly appointed
director 'of IBRIM. "But in Michigan,
we have to rely on small entrepreneurs
to build up the economy," he added.
THE PROBLEMS of establishing
small businesses in Michigan and the
problems of setting up a new steel in-
dustry in the state are possible primary
topics to be researched by IBRIM, Ed-
The center will also attempt to deal
with issues such as unemployment in-
surance and health care policies, which
have traditionally been problems that
plague larger industries in the state.
Now, some sources claim, these same
problems are hindering the efficiency
of Michigan's smaller businesses.
Spurred on by a proposal presented
last spring by a group of Michigan
Harold Shapiro, t
to create the ins
asked for the cr
center geared to
business school, I
be conducted by f
the economics de
stitute for Social F
"We want to pu
problems of sm
wards said. The
that the way1
The idea that s
is essential in
more and more
he University decided Mott Foundation-a philanthropic
stitute. The proposal group based in Flint-is looking at the
eation of a research feasibility of establishing a fund to
ward offering expert provide investments for growing small
Michigan's small businesses located in Michigan. This
past year, the Foundation granted
adquartered in the $15,000 to the National Development
BRIM's research will Council to conduct research in the Ann
aculty members from Arbor area.
partment and the In- The Mott Foundation is a private
Research. foundation with assets of about $400
it the resources of the million. It awards over 360 grants a
imunity onto the year for programs fostering com-
all businesses," Ed- munity self-improvement through
re's a growing feeling education, citizen involvement, and
to help Michigan's community leadership and develop-
h is through the en- ment processes.
rit of small business." Although much of the work at IBRIM
mall business growth will.be carried out by faculty members,
turning Michigan's Edwards said graduate students will
seems to be gaining also be able to participate in the
attention, Edwards research.
the Charles Stewart
College presidents attack
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cutbacks n rmaQ tohigher T hej
education. The document argued As presidents of over forty of Michigi
that access to higher education is iuniversities, we would like to express out
essential if Americans are to future of federal support of student financia
become qualified leaders in the We believe that, if the full cutbacks curr
future, and therefore the Reagan the Reagan Administration are enacted
administration must not unduly tremendous impact on access to higher ed
restrict the access to college by American families.
cutting back excessively in finan- If a decision were reached greatly
cial aid programs. availability of education for hundreds of
unusu n that it united memberwas citizens, we believe that that decision show
of almost all of Michigan's recognition of the implications for our natio
ol lgstincl gothuicand We all recognize that certain adjustment
colleges, including both pubic and our country is to live within its means. We
Fiancialid t ith Decorsit education must participate in these adjust
Harvey Grotrian said, "There ready to do so. Our concern is that the1
precipitous ones, which will have the ef
were many more important issues E . ..... .........
that united the groups-public,
community, and indepen- college officials would encourage t
dent-than there were that students, faculty members, and s
separated them." staff members to join in letter- s
JOEL BERGER, director of the writing campaigns at their respec- a
University's Information Services, tive institutions. a
said that it was implied-though "Basically, they were trying to a
not explicitly stated-that the alert people, but I think it's clear s
financial aid cutbacks
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an's colleges and whole strata of our population from the benefits of higher
r concern for the education at a time when our country is much in need of the
al aid, strength that comes from highly trained people and the
ently proposed by wisdom that comes from an educated citizenry.
they may have We believe that there is an appropriate role for the federal
lucation for many government to play in higher education and that federal
financial aid programs offer the government a way of
playing this role through guaranteeing the widest possible
to diminish the latitude of choice to individual students seeking an education.
thousands of our Just as there is an appropriate level for national investment
uld be made in full in physical capital, so too there is an appropriate level for a
nal interest, national investment in human capital. The proposed finan-
ts are necessary if cial aid cuts will have the result of decreasing our national
agree that higher investment in human .capital to an unacceptably low level.
ments and we are We urge the citizens of the State of Michigan to make their
proposed cuts are opinion on this proposed federal action known to their
ffect of isolating senators and epr~ttye,...........
....tu.e.of.quality ....:....::The ..
ure oqqali y feac img .he e-
hat the focus was not just on in- fects of this could last for many
titutions-colleges and univer- years."
ities-but tomorrow's students Yesterday's conference was
and tomorrow's college professors similar to efforts by student
as well," Berger said. "The cuts government leaders of various
apply to graduate students as well, state colleges to coordinate their
o what does that say about the lobbying efforts on financial aid.
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U.S. troops in Latin
America not ruled out
WASHINGTON' (AP) - Although
President Reagan declared yesterday
that he has "no plans to send American
combat troops into action" in El
Salvador or anyplace else, he refused to
flatly rule out that possibility in the
Reagan also refused to say whether
he has authorized covert action to un-
dermine the leftist Sandanista gover-
nment of Nicaragua. Meanwhile, Fran-
cisco Navarro, the new Nicaraguan
ambassador to the United States, said
his government is arming because it
fears U.S. military action in Central
As to what circumstances might
prompt him to send U.S. combat troops
to El Salvador, Reagan replied, "Well,
rhaybe if they dropped a bomb on the
White House I might get mad."
Asked whether there are any secret
contingency plans that might lead to
further U.S. involvement in Central
America, Reagan again said he could
not answer without disclosing options.
In another development, a group
called the Coalition for Free Elections in
El Salvador announced the start of a
campaign to build U.S. support for the
scheduled Salvadoran elections.
"Democracy in the entire region and
the United States is at stake," declared
Daniel James a sndicated journalist.
hen the victim said he had no money,
the suspects struck him in the face,
knocking him to the ground. When the
would-be robbers discovered the man
actually didn't have any money, they
A similar incident occurred near the
East Engineering Building Wednesday
night at 8:45 p.m. Three male teen-
agers approached an 18-year-old man
and demanded money, police said.
When the victim said he had no money,
the suspects grabbed and held him,
searched through his pockets, took $20
from his billfold, and left.
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Jewelry stolen MI:'Mi
A thief or thieves entered a residence
in the 500 block of N. Fourth Ave. Wed-
nesday and took jewelry and silver wor-
th $26,035, police said yesterday. The
theft occurred between 10:15 a.m. and
4:00 p.m. Police said the intruders for-
ced open a door.
2 street robberies reported
Four male teen-age suspects ap-
proached and surrounded a 21-year-old
man on E. William St.'near Fifth Ave.
yesterday about 5:15 p.m., and deman-
ded monev nolie said Yesterday.
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