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Ninety- Three Years
Editorial Freedom


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# Vol. XCIII, No. 150

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, April 9, 1983

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

22-hour sit-in ends;
demands not met

After sitting in the provost's office for
22 hours to protest the lack of
democracy in the University's budget
redirection process, 35 students gave up
their siege yesterday and walked
single-file to their first meal since
Thursday afternoon.
The students, members. of the
Progressive Student Network, staged
the sit-in to negotiate changes in the
budget review process with Billy Frye,
University provost and vice president
for academic affairs.
ALTHOUGH THE protesters said
Thursday they would stay put until cer-
tain demands were met, they said
yesterday that negotiations with Frye
had reached an "impasse" and were
no longer productive. The vigil ended
just before noon.
The group entered the administration
building demanding a new, more

representative body to set University
priorities; no further cuts over 10 per-
cent until such a body is established; an
end to closed meetings of budget review
panels; and a statement on why schools
are selected to be cut.
Although they were unable to convin-
ce Frye to concede in any of the four
areas, the students said they were
pleased with what had happened.
"I FEEL GOOD about it," said
natural resources freshman Steve
Austin. "It's the first time we got some
questions answered. But we came to an

impasse.That is why we came out. He
(Frye) was not going to negotiate any
real changes with us."
"I think we accomplished a lot," said
LSA senior Tom Marx, leader of the
network. "We had a chance to nail
(Frye) down and get some answers."
Frye returned to his office several
times during the sit-in, including one
visit around 9 p.m. Thursday night. The
students said it was the first time they
had been able to have a two-way
discussion with the provost and press
See SIT-IN, Page 3


Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Sit-in participants leave the Fleming Administration Building yesterday for their first meal since they began their pro-
test Thursday afternoon.

MSA results
for smaller

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Lt. Governor speaks
to crowd atU neon
By CHERYL BAACKE this state as we have in the past," she
No matter what happens to the in- Michigan has the largest pool of
dustry and economy of Michigan, skilled labor and management person-
education is very important and must nel in the world, Griffiths said, so the
be preserved, Lt. Gov. Martha Grif- state should be able to develop
fiths, told a small audience at the economic alternatives to the auto in-
Michigan Union yesterday. dustry. High technology, molecular
"The first resource in the state and in biology, fashion design and food
the nation is a trained citizenry," Grif- processing would all be viable areas to
fiths said. "We cannot permit (the expand into, she said.
University of Michigan) to go down. It Tourism could be encouraged by
is the business of the people of this state building or expanding small airports
to see that it is maintained," she added. throughout the state and using national
"It's stupid to put $90 million in Wall advertising to tell people about
Street instead of this University." Michigan's versatility.
GRIFFITHS defended Gov. James "WE SHOULD get people into the
Blanchard's recent income tax in- state, interested in the state, and to
crease as being necessary because the realize they can have fun here," she
state had to pay their bills im- said.
mediately. "You can't sit around and Griffiths said the state has not plan-
say we won't levy a tax. You have to ned its economic future well, a failing
pay the bills," she said. which must now be corrected.
Griffiths said one of the problems "(Michigan's poor economy is) the
with levying a tax in Michigan is that fault of all of us," she said. "Now the
the state is so spread out and diver- question is, are we smart enough to get
sified. out of it?"
"It doesn't feel like a state, and it Griffiths said she is confident that
doesn't react like a state," she said. Michigan can turn itself away from
"It's hard to realize, 'look, we're all economic ruin.
stuck with the same taxes."' "Anything can be done-anything.
ONE OF THE main problems with All you have to do is put a little thought,
Michigan's economy, she said, stems into it."
from state officials belief that one good Griffiths is a graduate of the Univer-
year of car sales would put the state sity's law school and a former U.S.
economy back on the right track. "It is Congresswoman. She was the first
a naive person who believes we're ever woman to serve on the Joint Economic
again going to sell as many cars out of Commission.

After 30 hours of operation, the
"speedy" computer system used to
tabulate votes in this year's Michigan
Student Assembly elections has
revealed only the winners in smaller
Other candidates and voters have
been on hold since the polls closed
Wednesday night. Results were to
have been announced yesterday
evening, but have been held up
because of computer difficulties.
Winners of the smaller schools as
tabulated at press time late last night
were Architechure - Jefferson Napier
(Ind.); Art - -Paula Bass (IOU);
Dental - Sharon Cook (IMPACT);

reps in
Education - Toni Mendelsohn
(IOU); Law - Ned Miltenberg
(IOU); Library Science - Kathy
Tezla (( Ind.) ; Medicine - Joseph
Yaroch (Ind.); Music - Vivian Mon-
tgomery (IOU); Nursing - Susan
Bowman (ACT); Pharmacy - Katie
Lewis (IMPACT); Natural Resour-
ceds - Steve Austin (IOU); Social
Work - Dan Olshansky (IOU).
Contrary to what some people were
saying, bugs in the computer program
and mismarked ballots were not the
cause of the delay, Election Director
Bruce Goldman said. He said the
problem was instead that the com-
puters operating at the University's
See COMPUTER, Page 3i

Minority woes
focus of student-

Daily Photo by WENDY GOULD
Michigan Lieutenant Governor Martha Griffiths speaks to the Michigan
Economic Society at the Union yesterday.

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Why do blacks stay out of sciences
and other related fields? Has the
University done anything to relieve
this problem? Why does the University
only recruit from two major Detroit
public high schools? Why is there the
problem of attrition? What are the
various types of financial aid available
to minority students?
These questions and others which fill
the minds of minority and majority
students alike on campus will be the
focus of discussion at a forum this *af-
ternoon to discuss problems minorities
face at the University today.
THE FORUM, "What's Wrong With
The 'U' for You," will include four
workshops sponsored by the LSA
Student Government. The sessions will
be held in the Kuenzel Room of the
Michigan Union today. Beginning at
10:00 a.m. the workshops will cover
academics, recruitment, attrition, and
financial aid.
"Student input will make (the
forum) successful - getting ideas and
complaints exchanged," Elise Sosnow,
a member of LSA-SG, said.
Forum coordinatpr Jodie Levy said

the "University obviously isn't doing all
that it can, but they are doing some
things. (In the workshops), students
can see what the University is doing
and give some feedback."
ALTHOUGH each of the speakers
will give a short presentation, questions
and answers featuring student speaker
interaction will dominate the day's ac-
tivities, Levy said.
The guest speakers for the conferen-
ce represent a select group. English
Prof. Lemuel Johnson is one of the
several professors addressing the issue
of academics. David Robinson, an
assistant director of admissions, will
speak on recruitment.
Among the speakers on attrition are
Opportunity Program Acting Director
Eunice Royster; Jeannette Newhouse
from the Housing Office; Wilton
Barhem, an assistant director of the
Coalition for the Use of Learning Skills
(CULS); and, J. Frank Yates, a
professor in the psychology depar-
The final workshop will address the
issue of financial aid. Speakers include
two financial aid officers and Anne
Monterio, a student services associate in
the engineering school.

says ex-EPA

Rapid social changes, not political power plays,
have been the catalyst behind expanding environ-
mental regulation, former Environmental Protection
Agency administrator Douglas Costle told the honors
convocation for the School of Natural Resources
"It is fashionable to say big government creates
big regulation," he said. "The truth is big society,
made so by technological change, has created
problems no one could have anticipated."
COSTLE SAID regulation is society's protection

against the combined effects of population growth,
technological change, and the growing use of syn-
thetic substances.
"The emergence of these ... things heightens the
chance that damage to the ecosystems will be
irreversible," Costle said. To decrease that
likelihood, he said, society has imposed regulations
on the use of the environment and the nation's
"The truth is, expanded regulation has not been
forced by power hungry government, but by an in-
terlocking set of events whose cumulative benefits we
See EX-EPA, Page 3


Title fight
T WO CANDIDATES for honorary mayor will give new
meaning tomorrow to the phrase "title fight" when
they put on the boxing gloves to wrap up their campaigns.
Robert Pankonin and Harry Holand, both 56, are both old-
timers in the tiny northern Idaho community of Kingston,
and both are called "Mayor" .by friends, neighbors, and
family. The fight will all be in good fun, out behind
Margaret's place, a bar, where it was decided they would

The Daily almanac
O N THIS DATE in 1936, The Gargoyle was voted
outstanding college humor magazine in the nation by
the American Association of College Comics.
Also on this date in history:
* 1942 - The senior class voted overwhelmingly to hold
commencement cermonies outdoors on Ferry Field instead
of in Yost Ice Arena;
" 1946 - University President Alexander Ruthven issued
a statement denying charges that a recent hike in tuition for

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