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'Tuition climbs 9.5 percent

By CHERYL BAACKE
Although administrators conceded
that the University's high price is star-
ting to drive away poor students, the
University Regents raised tuition
another 9.5 percent this year at their
eeting in July.
The increase is urgently needed to
keep faculty raises competitive with
other schools, and to pay sky-rocketing
utility costs at the University, said Billy
Frye, the University vice president for*
academic affairs and provost.
THIS FALL freshpersons and
sophomores from Michigan will pay
$1,084 each term while in-state juniors
and seniors will pay $1,212 per term.
Out-of-state freshpersons and
.ophomores will pay $3,148 each term
while juniors and seniors will be billed
$3,348 per term.
Graduate students from Michigan
will pay $1,598 per term, while their
non-resident counterparts pay $3,428

each term.
WITHOUT THE tuition increase, the
University would not be able to retain
the quality of its programs, Frye said.
But he admitted that the hikes are star-
ting to drive more poor students from
the campus.
When Regent Robert Nederlander (D-
Detroit) asked administrators how
many students the University has lost
because of high tuition Frye responded:
"I have to admit we do begin to see
some trouble signs."
"There has been a sign that we are
moving toward more wealthy com-
munities and discriminating against
lower income students," he said.
HE ADDED, HOWEVER, that the ef-
fects of the trend are "not striking yet."
"While there is some effect, it is quite
modest compared to what one might
expect." he said.
University President Harold Shapiro
also expressed concern about the effect

of tuition hikes on the makeup of the
student body.
"I BELIEVE THERE has been an
impact (on the University's diver-
sity)," Shapiro said. "It's not great, but
it is also not like we are doing this
without a (cost)."
Although the Regents passed the
tuition hike by a 5-2 vote, several shar-
ply criticized administrators.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
asked administrators why they cannot
contain tuition hikes and yet always
seem to be able to find money for new
buildings and renovations.
CURRENTLY, THE University is
building a $285 million hospital, a major
addition to the business administration
building, and an addition to the art
history building, Tappan Hall. Ad-
ministrators also have plans for a $60
million chemistry building.
"We always have money for things
See TUITION, Page 13

Construction men chip away at renovations to the University's art history building, Tappan Hall. The $2.3 million ad-
dition will give the University one of the most extensive art history libraries in the nation.

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Budget cuts hit two

schools
students and faculty have found them-
selves labeled "ljw priority."
SUPPORTERS of all three schools
have shown up en masse for public

By BILL SPINDLE
x After eighteen months of being
reviewed, analyzed, scrutinized, and
debated, the Schools of Art and Natural
Resources learned this summer that
their budgets are being cut 18 and 25
percent respectively.
School of Education students and
faculty are still waiting for University
administrators to make a final decision
on a proposed 40 percent cut for the
school.
UNIVERSITY administrators chose
these three of the University's 17
schools and colleges to absorb the
largest budget cuts as part of an ad-
ntuastraition pviogan, L"maifimah tae
institution's excellence" in a period of
declining financial support from the
state of Michigan.

Ed. school awaits
word on 40% slash

As the state's automobile industry
tumbled in the late '70s and early '80s,
tax revenues declined while welfare
costs skyrocketed and fewer dollars
were left for education.
With double-digit inflation in some of
those years, the University's share. of
state support has remained almost con-
stant.
ALTHOUGH the University has
raised tuition by a whopping 82 percent
in the last four years to try to keep
pace, administrators also have cut
programs and budgets to balance the

books. In February 1982, the ad-
;ministration announced its "five-year
plan" to take money from certain
departments and reallocate those funds
to their "high priority" areas.
The idea behind the plan is to identify
the University's strengths and
weaknesses, and then cut the weak areas,
while emphasizing the strong points.
It may sound simple in theory, but in
practice "e plan has snowballed into
the most controversial issue on cam-
pus. Much to their chagrin, art,
4 education, and natural resources

For details on $he budget cuts
in store for the Schools of Art,
Education, and Natural
Resources, see page 12.
hearings in front of the executive of-
ficer's to try to ward off, or at least
defect, the budget axe poised over their
heads.
Yet despite the protests, two faculty
and student committees that reviewed
the schools and Billy Frye, the Univer-
sity's vice president for academic af-
See AXE, Page 3

High court springs draft law on'U'

By BARBARA MISLE
Catching the University and students
off guard, the U.S. Supreme Court or-
dered into effect this July, a controver-
sial law which denies federal financial
aid to male students who do not register
for the draft.
Under the law, male students ap-
plying for financial aid must sign a
form certifying they have registered
with the Selective Service. Men who fail
to comply with the law by Sept. 30, will
lose their federal aid.
AS OF TUESDAY night only one
University student has said that he

would not sign the form, said Harvey
Grotrian, the University's financial aid
director. Although the student hasn't
refused formally to comply with the
law, because his aid application hadn't
been processed until Tuesday, Grotrian
said the student did qualify for "some
federal aid," which would be cut.
University officials didn't plan on
having to enforce the law this year, af-
ter a Minnesota federal judge ruled in
June that the law was unconstitutional.
The judge said that the law is self-
incriminating and denies students the.
right to a fair trial.
But the Supreme Court overturned

that decision six days later, sending the
University's financial aid office scram-
bling to mail certification forms to 9,000,
of the nearly 17,000 students who.
receive federal aid. About 97 percent of
the students have returned the forms,
Grotrian said.
SCHOOLS nationwide must enforce
the law until the Supreme Court hears
an appeal by the Department of Justice
which isn't expected before October.
Although some ,schools, such as the
University of California and Yale and
Stanford Universities, have moved to
replace government aid, the Univer-
sity's executive officers have "no inten-

tion" of subsidizing non-registered
students, said2 Billy Frye, vice
president for aeademic affairs and
provost.
"We simply wouldn't have the
resources to make up for the lost
federal funds,' said Frye. "For that
reason alone we couldn't guarantee
(replacement funds)."
"It would be inappropriate to divert
money from one student to another who
isn't registered," he said.
UNIVERSITY President Harold
Shapiro has sharply criticized the law
See 'U', Page 10

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Where's my toothbrush?,
Crate by crate, these two University students moved into their new home in
South Quad Tuesday. City streets have been flooded with new and returning
students since dorms opened Saturday.
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'U'rejects
research
guide lines

By JIM SPARKS
Opponents of defense research on campus are
trying to pick up the pieces of a shattered campaign
now, after the University Regents blocked a proposal
to ban research that might harm human beings.
The 7-1 vote halted a nearly two-year effort to place
restrictions on non-classified research similar to the
ones governing classified research. Those guidelines
came about during the Vietnam War when thousands
protested against the University's weapons research
for the Pentagon.
BUT THE Regents said that to restrict non-
classified research, which is open to the public, would

interfere with the academic freedom of professors.
"If you start placing any restrictions on research
you open up a door that shouldn't be open," said,
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline).
Some Regents said the guidelines might cause
researchers to be hounded for their Pentagon-spon-
sored work. "We can easily remember the 1950s,
when witch hunts came from the right. I think that
witch hunts from the left are no more justified," said
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petosky).
The proposed guidlines paid the University should
not be involved in research "a substantial purpose of
which is to destroy or permanently incapacitate

human beings."
The "no" vote has sent defense research critics
searching for new ways to control non-classified
research, which makes up 94 percent of the projects
sponsored by the Defense Department on campus.
"There are two ways to get the Defense Depar-
tment off campus. One is to go through channels ...
another is to make it so hot here that the DoD
(Department of Defense), doesn't want it to be here,"
she said.
Some of these "radical" moves may include die-
ins, candle-light marches, and sit-ins at the labs of
professors doing DoD sponsored research, she said.
See REGENTS', Page 8

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