The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April 17, 1982-Page 3
CULS' effectiveness questioned
after student representative quits
By JIM SPARKS
Questions regarding the effectiveness
mission, and alleged secrecy of the
Coalition for the Use of Learning Skills
(CULS) have been raised since the
resignation of one of the student mem-
bers of its executive board.
Debra Cisneros resigned from her
position as Undergraduate Represen-
tative in the CULS executive comm it-
tee, charing that the center is not
meeting the needs of minority students
and is keeping information from the
"MINORITY retention is too low, it's
dangerously low," Cisneros said, and
"minority staff people don't feel
obligated to meet the needs of the
CULS, a unit of LSA, is designed to
aid minority students through various
academic programs including coun-
seling, tutoring, classes, lectures, and
John Russ, director of CULS and a
member of the executive committee,
said "the total responsibility for the at-
trition rate cannot be laid at the feet of
CULS because we have less than (ex-
CISNEROS also said that CULS has a
high staff turnover rate, which can be
blamed on the attitudes of the ad-
Frank Yates, chairman of the
executive committee, said CULS is
concerned about the problem of staff
turnover, but said there is "probably no
more turnover than in any other unit
that relies on student help."
According to Cisneros, a direct
reason for her resignation was that she
"was getting this pressure that I must
keep things in confidence."
THE PRESSURE arose, Cisneros
said, when she began giving copies of
the committee's minutes to the LSA
student government at the request of
LSA-SG President Margaret Talmers.
"It was a very routine thing," Talmers
Cisneros charged that one of the
primary reasons for the confidentiality
was not to avoid airing personality con-
flicts, but to keep secret the commit-
tee's proposed "100 program member-
ship" which would offer intensive help
to approximately 100 minority fresh-
men each year.
Although called "very exclusionary"
by Cisneros, committee chairman
Frank Yates said the program, which is
currently before the LSA Executive
Committee, would still allow CULS'
academic support services to be open to
According to Yates, it is "absolutely
incorrect" that premature revelations
of the "100 program membership" to
LSA-SG caused an ensuing climate of.
controversy. "In most cases there is no
difference between the two sets of
minutes," CULS Director Russ said.
Protest for Palestine
About 75 to 100 protestors marched to the Union yesterday shouting slogans condemning "Israeli crimes in Palestine."
The protesters, members of the Islamic Union for Palestine, decried the recent increase of violence against
Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, where tensions have increased dramatically over the past few weeks.
Budget uncertainties hold up
tuition estimates from--Regen ts
By BETH ALLEN
Because of nearly unprecedented un-
certainty in the University's financial
future, administrators yesterday would
not estimate how much tuition will be in-
creased by fall.
University administrators said they
almost always announce during winter
term roughly how big the annual fee in-
crease will be for the coming year so
that students can plan their budgets.
But this year, because it is not known
how much money the state will give to
the University, administrators said
they were unable to esimate how large
the tuition hike might be.
"THERE IS too much uncertainty in
the system. "It's the first time in a long
time we haven't set tuition or a narrow
range (for it during winter term)."
Shapiro said administrators will have
to wait into the summer-when the state
iaal1. fa.. LIqha of annnrnnri ntinn th
Other colleges in the state have
already announced tuition increases
ranging from 10 percent to 20 percent,
but Shapiro said that it was because
those schools are willing to revise their
increase two or three times each year.
He added that the University, however,
sticks to whatever figure it first an-
nounces so that students can plan their
ALSO IN yesterday's meeting, some
Regents criticized administrators for
recommending approval of a construc-
tion bid from a Canadian firm for the
University's Replacement Hospital
Project. University officials defended
the move, pointing out a long-standing
University policy to accept whatever
bid is lowest, regardless of a company's
location. But some Regents laid the
University should try to encourage bids
from Michigan companies, rather than
going out of the country.
"I see everybody (in Michigan) out of
The Regents, however, later okayed
the $2.4 million bid to the Canadian firm
on the condition that in the future the
University try harder to solicit bids
from companies in the state.
IN OTHER business yesterday, the
Regents heard from more speakers who
were unable to speak at Thursday's
public comments session in the
Michigan Union. That meeting drew
more than 250 protestors, who criticized
the administration's retrenchment
Yesterday, Jamie Moeller, a student
member of the University's J3udget.
Priorities Committee, went before the
Regents, arguing that University ad-
ministrators should publicly explain
their rationale for their priorities in
retrenchment. He suggested that the
University hold a public forum to
discuss what those priorities should be
when making decisions about which
programs to cutback or eliminate.
Moeller was one of several students
who yesterday criticized ,the Univer-
sity's "redirection" policies.
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