The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, March9, 1983-Page 3
'U', MSU share
By SHARON SILBAR
While minority enrollment figures
bhae edged upward in recent years, the
. total number of black students on cam-
pus has dropped steadily. Statistics
recently released in East Lansing show
that Michigan State University is ex-
:periencing the same problem.
MSU lost 12 black students this year
over last - far fewer than the Unvier-
sity of Michigan - while minority
,enrollment as a whole jumped 7.7 per-
JAMES HAMILTON, assistant
provost for undergraduate education at
;MSU, said that a key tactic his school
:has used to attract minority students is
:publicizing its financial aid packages.
"We have endeavored to make people
aware in spite of financial aid
discussions (by the federal gover-
nment) that assistance is still
available. I'm sure our (mailings) have
had an impact," Hamilton said.
MSU establishes its aid packages early
and forwards the information to poten-
tial students, he said.
The University of Michigan's director
of financial aid, Harvey Grotrian,
agrees with the MSU assessment that
immediate dissemination of infor-
mation is crucial and says
that Michigan's speed in the
past has been unimpressive.
GROTRIAN says that basic financial
and academic differences between the
two schools account for MSU's record
on minority recruitment.
First, "the rigorous academic of-
ferings that the University is known for
- not to say that MSU is easier -
makes MSU an easier school to progess
at," he said.
The second is the overall disparity in
cost of attending each school.
FOR AN in-state, first-year un-
dergraduate, the cost of attending the
University of Michigan is estimated to
be $6,400 this year - $1,400 more than
the estimate for MSU.
Grotrian said that in many cases,
where aid packages are the same from
each school, a minority student will
choose East Lansing because of the
lower cost. "If students can attend
another place and not borrow as much
or work as much," they'll go elsewhere,
The University already has taken
measures to be more competitive with
Michigan State's release of financial
WHEN MSU sends out its packages, a
letter to the applicant includes an in-
dication that aid will be available to the
prospective student. The University of
Michigan until now has not promised
any aid to students until the Universty
has some idea of what kind of money it
would be receiving from the state -
something MSU has not waited for
Starting this year, however, the
University will exercise a new policy.
According to Grotrian, the ad-
ministration has allowed the financial
aid office to give "firm offers' of aid as
soon as March 1. This is "regardless of
the risk that is being taken (by the
University in terms of promising aid it
is unsure of)," Grotrian said.
This should put Michigan in the lead
of the race for minority students who
base their decision to enroll on the
availabilty of financial aid.
Overall, Grotrian says Michigan has
performed respectably in terms of
minority enrollment. "This institution
has felt guilty that it's not met some
goal. Our record should be spoken of
with pride, but the public doesn't per-
ceive it that way because we are con-
stantly flailing ourselves," he said.
Michigras festivities continue tonight with beer chugging contests at five
campus area bars: Rick's American Cafe, The Count of Antipasto/Good
Time Charley's, U-Club, and Second Chance. Drink like hell and puke your
21st Annual 16mm Film Festival-7, 9, and 11 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Cinema 2 - The Front, 7 and 9 p.m., Lorch.
Hill St. Cinema - The Rules of the Game, 7 and 9 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Alternative Action - Sacco and Vanzetti, 8:30 p.m., East Quad.
Anthropology - The Village and Urbanismo, 7 p.m., MLB 2.
School of Music - Clarinet recital, Roget Garrett, 8 p.m., Recital Hall;
trumpet recital, Patrick Reynolds, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Department of Theatre and Drama - The Father, 8 p.m., Trueblood
Fine Arts at MoJo-Tibor Syasny, pianist, 8:30 p.m., Jordan Lounge.
Communications - Henry Geller, "Cable Policies in the Future," noon,
Chemistry - Susanna Lee, "Addition of Grignard Reagent to Olefin," 4
p.m., Room 1300, Chemistry Bldg.
Computing Center-sForrest Hartman, "Introduction to Tell-a-Graf,"
3:30 p.m., 176 BSAD.
National Lawyers Guild - Dick Soble, "Political Surveillance by Local
Police (Red Squads)," 7:30 p.m., Rm. 116, Hutchins Hall.
Transcendental Meditation Program - Public lecture, 8 p.m., 528 W.
Politics - Hans Erbar, "How the Wild West was Destined to Become
World Power No. One," 7 p.m., 447 Mason Hall.
Center for Russian and East European Studies - Henry Srebrnik, "A Case
Study of Minority Group Attraction to Communism: The East London Jews,
1935-45," noon, Commons Room, Lane Hall.
Dentistry - Richard Greulich, "Aging Research: Perspective," 4 p.m.,
Room 1033, Kellogg Building.
Academic Women's Caucus - "Orienting New Women Faculty," noon,
350 S. Thayer.
English - John Maynard, "Sexuality in Victorian Literature," 4:30 p.m.,
East Conferecne Room, Rackham.
Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation-David Cole, "The
Future of the Automobile Industry and Its Effects on the State of Michigan,"
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
ECB - Judy Kirscht, "Organizing the Research Paper," 4 p.m., 2203
International Center - David Cylkowski, "King Arthur in History and
Literature: Summer Course in England," 7:30 p.m., International Center.
UAC - Laugh Track, featuring Eric Tunney, 9 p.m., U-Club.
Napoleon Soaring Club - "Gliding and Soaring in Sailplanes," 7:30 p.m.,
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
House battle expected
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON-The House Rules
Committee set the stage yesterday for a
floor battle over whether to raid the
Social Security retirement age to 67 for
people who are 23 or younger this year.
With Republicans solid and
Democrats divided, that amendment
appeared to have a real chance when
the full House votes today on the $165.3
billion bailout plan for Social Security.
THE BILL, adopted 32-3 by the Ways
and Means Committee last week, is
modeled after a presidential com-
mission's plan combining payroll tax
hikes, a six-month benefits freeze, a fir-
st-ever tax on betterpoff pensioners and
a requirement that new federal
workers join the retirement system.
At issue is the commission's failure to
prescribe how to resolve one-third of
Social Security's long-term $1.9 trillion
Rep. Claude Pepper, D-Fla., the rules
chairman, said he will offer an amen-
dment to wipe out the remaining deficit
with a 0.53 percent payroll tax increase
in the year 2015, which would boost the
levy from 7.65 percent to 8.18 percent.
BUT CONGRESSIONAL leaders in-
dicated that support was building for
the amendment to raise the retirement
age sponsored by Rep. J.J. Pickle, D-
Texas, chairman of the Ways and
Means subcommittee on Social
Security. Pickle's plan would boost the
retirement age in two stages from 65 to
67 over 44 years.
Those now 40 or younger would have
to wait until age 66 to draw full benefits
from Social Security. People 45 or
younger would be affected somewhat as
the change began to be phased in for
early retirees in the year 2000. For
those waiting to draw full benefits, the
age would climb two months a year
over six years until it reached 66 in the
The phase-in of the second stage
would start in 2017 so that by 2027 the
age to draw full benefits would be 67.
Those born in 1960-today's 23-year-
olds-would be the first to feel the full
impact, but everyone 28 or younger
would be affected to some degree.
PICKLE'S PLAN would still allow
people to qualify for Medicare at age
65 and to retire early at age 62. But ir:-
stead of drawing 80 percent of full
benefits, 62-year-olds would get only 75
percent in 2009 and 70 percent in 2027.
If neither the Pickle nor the Pepper
amendments musters a majority, the
House's only other option would be to
adopt the alternative embodied in the
rescue bill the Ways and Means Com-
mittee approved 32-3 last Wednesday. It
would solve the rest of the long-term
problem by mixing a 5 percent benefit
cut for new retirees 25 years from now
with a quarter-point payroll tax in-
crease in 2015.
The payroll tax, now 6.7 percent, is
due to hit 7.65 percent in 1990.
REP. DAN Rostenkowki, D-Ill.,
chairman of teh House Ways and
Means Committee told the Rules
Committee the number of amendmen-
ts must be limited.
"Voted on separately, very few of the
controversial elements of our bill can
survive," Rostenkowski said. "But
taken together, the sacrifice they
demand is fairly spread. And therein
lies the strength of the committee bill."
"It has fairness, it has equity, it has
balance,"s agreed Social Security sub-
committee Chairman J.J. Pickle, D-
"I think it will do more to restore the
confidence of our young people than
anything that can be done in the
Rep. William M Thomas, R-Calif., at-
tacked Pepper's plan, saying it would
saddle some young workers with a
higher tax burden "for the entire 40
years of their working career."
One more time AP Photo"
Phil Mahre of Yakima, Wash., is congratulated by former President Gerald '
Ford after winning the World Cup -giant slalom ski race in Vail, Colo.,
yesterday. The victory gave Mahre a third consecutive world cup combined
Reagan rules out sending
troops to El Salvador
Reagan told congressional leaders
yesterday he is determined to provide
E1 Salvador's army with the
training-possibly some on U.S.
soil-and firepower to repel leftist in-
surgents, but "we will -never
Americanize this conflict."
Reagan flatly ruled out sending com-
bat troops into El Salvador, and
promised that no advisers would enter
battle with Salvadoran units. He
stressed, though, that "if El Salvador
falls, no country in Central America
will be safe."
A day after American Roman
Catholic leaders called for a the ad-
ministration to press for peace talks in
the civil war, Reagan declared "I will
not support negotiations that short-
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circuit the democratic process and car,
ve up power behind people's backs."
However, the president indicated he
could support talks dwelling on how
rival factions could participate in open
Sen. Charles Percy (R-Ill.), said after
the meeting at the White House that the
administration is considering bringing
Salvadoran troops to Fort Bragg, N.C.;
for training. Percy is chairman of the
Foreign Relations Committee.
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LAUGH TRACK - 9:00, U-Club
featuring Chicago comedian Eric Tunney
PRO BAR NIGHT - 9:00 Beer Chugging Contest
Dooleys, Second Chance, U-Club, Charlie's,
The Count, Rick's American Cafe
BEIGNETS & POPCORN - Diag & Fishbowl
PIZZA EATING CONTEST - 4:00, Pendleton Room, Union
BATTLE OF THE BANDS - 7:30 U-Club, $1.00 Admission, Semi-Finals
CLOWNS, MAGICIANS, JUGGLING, POPCORN, BEIGNETS - Diag
HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS - Dooley's, Second Chance, U-Club,
Charlie's, The Count, Rick's Amercian Cafe
BATTLE OF THE BANDS - 7:00 U-Club, $1.00, semi-finals
PRESIDENT SHAPIRO ROAST - 8:30 pm, Pendleton Room
Union, $5.00 Admission
WYNTON MARSALIS - 8:00 pm, Eclipse Jazz, Power Center
ZBT DANCE MARATHON - 1:00, Anderson Rooms, Union
featuring: Pulsations, Is That So, Metro
CASINO - 7:30 - 1:30 pm
BATTLE OF THE BANDS - 7:30 U-Club, Finals
ARCADE - 7:30 - 1:30 Pendleton Room Union