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Ninety-four Years,
of
Editorial Freedom

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ol. XCIV - No. 24 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 5, 1983 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages
Grad a tcattons:, money woes.
By STEPHANIE DEGROOTE $537, $476, and $416 respectively. The cost; the question of tuition and fees," he said. for example, can have the application fees for also. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will send
"My parents are already mortgaging their drops slightly for students applying to non- "I FORGOT ALL about (the money it costs to some schools and most of the standardized test out test scores to four schools for free, but
home for my tuition for medical school. Boy, professional graduate school. apply)," said Ed Wittenstein, an LSA senior fees waived. charges $6 for each additional school. Students
are they going to be mad when they have to sell Robert Pachella, an undergraduate advisor who plans on applying to 15 law schools and But according to one student who is trying to who take the Law School Admissions Test
their yacht just to pay for me to apply to in psychology, said he recommends that spending more than $1,000 in the process. "It get aid to apply to graduate schools in (LSAT) must pay $60 to have their scores and
school." students apply to at least 10 schools. This will sure kills the budget." psychology, a student must be "at the very bot- other general information sent to one school.
Dave Kohn might be exaggerating, but the set a student back about $350, according to his Steve Schwartz, also an LSA senior, knows tom of the totem pole" to receive this kind of There is a $5 charge for each additional school
LSA senior estimated he'll spend close to $1,500 figures. he'll have to dish out about $1,000 to apply to 12 aid. the student wants his or her scores sent to.
applying to medical school. Although this sum RICE POINTED OUT that these figures do law schools. "That's almost a semester's Many students see applying to graduate Although students realize that these costs are
might seem outrageous, Kohn is not alone, not include any related costs such as commer- tuition," said Schwartz, a Michigan resident. . school as a game which pits the "haves" again- necessary to get into graduate school, this does
THE AVERAGE University student heading cial test preparation courses or transportation When asked how he felt about having to come st the "have-nots." Students can better their not make them any happier about having to
to a professional school will apply to eight to interviews, required by most medical up with that much money, Schwartz' answer scores on standardized entrance exams by come up with the extra money. As one LSA
schools at a total cost of about $500, according schools. Additional costs include putting typified the feelings of most students, taking one of the many commercial test senior put it, "The GRE is a racket."
o Lou Rice of the University's Career Planning, together and mailing resumes and recommen- "What can you do?" he asked. "That's the preparation courses offered. The only hitch is But when it finally comes down to applying,
and Placement office. dations. system you have to follow." that these courses range in price from $140 to most students just shrug their shoulders, grab
On the average, students applying to "A student must be prepared to address the LIKE MOST SYSTEMS, this one has its $400. their checkbooks, and hope it all works out in
medical, law, or business school will spend cost in applying to professional schools beyond loopholes. Students who receive financial aid, THE COST OF just taking the tests adds up the end.
see GRAD, Page 3

Student
truancy
plagues
committee
meetings,
By THOMAS MILLER
If students were graded on the basis of
attendance, those who held spots on
several faculty governing committees
last year probably would have failed.
University students have been
eligible to serve on faculty committees
since 1968, but attendance last year was
sporadic at best, according to the
minutes of the panels' meetings.
THE STUDENT Relations committee
pvas one of the panels hardest hit by
student absenteeism. Of the seven
meetings held by that committee last
year, only three times were more than
one of the four student members in at-
tendance. At no meeting were all four
present.
"We were disappointed that we
couldn't get better student response
because the students who did come
made good input," said Social Work Prof.
Harvey Bertcher, chairman of the
ommittee.
Even those students who did attend did
not do so with any consistency, he said.
"A STUDENT would raise an issue at
a meeting, but would fail to attend the
next meeting so there would be no one!
to speak out on that issue," Bertcher
said. "If students don't come regularly
their issues get ignored."
The University Relations Committee
also was beset by similar problems.
"Getting students to come ... was a
roblem," said History Prof. Raymond.
Grew, the committee's chairman.
See STUDENTS, Page 5

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Reagan offers
new arms
compromise

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
This University student is one of the few who took on the winding course of pylons in Crisler Arena's parking lot yester-
day in a race to win a free trip to Daytona Beach, Fla.
Fe stufdents join race
for free trip o Daytona

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan proposed yesterday that the
Soviet Union and the United States each
destroy at least 5 percent of their
strategic nuclear warhead every year.
"We want to reduce the weapons of
war, pure and simple," Reagan
declared.
The president, outlining a new U.S.
bargaining position in the deadlocked
strategic arms talks, said that
''everything is on the table.'' He'
specifically offered, also, to negotiate
limits on long-range bombers and air-
launched cruise missies: The United
States holds an edge in bombers of 410
to 343, and also is ahead in the cruises
they carry.
EARLIER,-Reagan sought to reauire-
substantial cutbacks in heavy missiles,
which account for about two-thirds of
the Soviets' strategic strength, while
promising to take up bombers at a later

stage.
"We have removed the dividing line
between the two phases of our original
proposal," Reagan said.
Reagan and other U.S. officials did
not spell out how many years Soviet and
American strategic warhead totals
would be sliced by 5 percent if the
president's proposal was adopted.
However, the administration is
known to be aiming at a treaty that
would run for about eight years. A 5
percent annual reduction in the 7,900
warheads now in the Soviet arsenal
would reduce the total to slightly less
than 5,000 in eight years.
Setting a ceiling of 5,000 on U.S. and
Soviet strategicwarheads remains a
central American goal. The United
States now has about 7,200 warheads.
THE SOVIETS did not respond
See REAGAN, Page 2

By PETE WILLIAMS
University students had a chance to take to the track for a
trip to Daytona yesterday, but few showed up for the time
trials.
A sparse crowd turned out to maneuver through the tight,
winding course of pylons in Crisler Arena's parking lot for
the 1984 Dodge National Collegiate Driving Championships,
co-sponsored by the Chrysler Corporation and the University
Activities Center.
"NORMALLY we get 250 people a day - today we've run
through 60," said event manager Scott Kyrchell yesterday,,
after the event had only two hours until closing time.
The winner of the event, which continues today, will
receive a free trip to Daytona Beach, Fla. to participate in

the national competition against winners from 70 colleges
and universities nationwide.
The three winners of the national competition will win
scholarships and the use of a Dodge Daytona Turbo, the car
used in yesterday's driving competition, for one year.
COMPETITORS expecting the Indy 500 on a smaller scale
were disappointed - the car was locked in low gear, and top
speeds reached only 35 miles per hour.
But competition officials stressed that speed isn't the ob-
ject of the game. Since the purpose of the competition is to
emphasize safe driving skills, drivers had to refrain from
knocking down the pylons on the tightly-curved track.
See DAYTONA, Page 5

Gays name 'U'

policy advisor

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By GEORGEA KOVANIS
A campus gay rights group Monday
appointed a representative to help for-
Imulate a policy that would prohibit
discrimination on the basis of sexual
preference.
The Lesbian and Gay Rights on Cam-
pus (LaGROC) member will meet with
Affirmative Action Director Virginia
Nordby regularly to assist her in wor-
ding the policy.
LAGROC FIRST presented a
proposal on the policy to Nordby last
December. In April the group met with
rniversity President Harold Shapiro,
who assured members he intended to do
something about gay discrimination.
LaGROC members said they've been
waiting for some type of official action
ever since. ,
The agreement with Nordby is the
result of a letter delivered to Shapiro at
his annual reception for students last
week, said Bruce Aaron, a LaGROC

'If President Shapiro wanted to bring it up to
the regents ... all he'd have to do is change
two words' in existing by-laws.
-Bruce Aaron
LaGROC spokesperson

a decision on the policy "very, very
soon" she added she is baffled by
LaGROC's decision to set a target date.
"I don't know why they did that.
We'vehad an open relationship all
along - I thought," said Nordby,who
described the target date as an
"ultimatum."
WHILE LaGROC members have said
they would favor a clause in regental
by-laws which would prohibit
discrimination based on sexual orien-
tation, Aaron said this ten month
struggle will probably result only in-a
less powerful University policy.
"It's obvious Shapiro does not want a
.by-law," Aaron said. "If President
Shapiro wanted to bring it up to the
regents.. . all he'd have to do is change
two words" in existing by-laws.
Although LaGROC is waiting for a
decision on Oct. 14, he said the group is
not sure what course of action it will
take if its request is not honored.

spokesperson. The letter called for a
decision on the proposal by Oct. 14.
"(Nordby) called us the day after (the let-
ter was delivered)," he said. "There
was a six month period where nothing
happened."
BUT NORDBY said the letter was not
a key factor behind her request to meet
with a LaGROC representative for
"technical assistance" in drafting the
policy.
The decision was the result of the

group's April meeting with Shapiro, she
said.
Nordby said she prepared a first
draft of a potential policy on September
9, but Shapiro returned it to her because
it didn't address specific grievance
procedures.
ACCORDING to Aaron, Oct. 14 is still
the target date.
"We're expecting something con-
crete in policy, he said.
Although Nordby said she anticipates

IJoily Photo by DOUG McMAHON' I

Fallen angel
"Amadeus," the award winning broadway play about Mozart's life, opened
last night at the Michigan Theatre. Both performances are sold out.

TODAY
A big joke
ORRY ALL YOU SATURDAY NIGHT Live fans, but
L there ist mweren't ennuh nf von willing to shell out the

buster discounts on mammoth molars, and half-price on
trilobites. It was all available last week at Judy Owyang's
Fossils Inc., where people were snapping up sale items as
old as 300 millions years tagged with rock-bottom prices.
Even a pricey item like a marked-down-to-$2,250
Diplomystus dentatus, ensconced in a 30-million-year-old
stone, could be considered a bargain at about 5 cents for
every 700 years the fish was fossilizing. "This is real art,"'
said Owyang, a self-taught fossilist. In stock was a chuck of
petrified lizard dung. 30 million years old. snapped up by

hand-written note said. Donna's mother, of Turner's Hill,
which is about 30 miles south of London, said: "People in a
village want to know everything that's going on. So we
thought we'd give them the news before tongues started
wagging. Donna's boyfriend is a nice lad but he's only 17."
Said Donna: "I was embarrassed when I first came home
and saw the notice, I never thought my parents would put it
up. My boyfriend and I would like to marry but I'll do what
Mum says and hang on." And the word from Mum, 42, a
laundry worker, was that if the teenage couple were still

he photographed them slamming a black man into a wall.
Also on this date in history:
* 1932 - Freshmen pledges heard the sound of silence as
the Interfraternity Council president said a four-day ban on
"lingering" with rushees would be strictly enforced.
" 1948 - Police raided a gambling operation at the Eagles
Lodge in Chelsea, arresting 37 men and seizing six slot
machines and a roulette wheel.
" 1951 - Literary college professors voted unanimously to
halt a "double standard" which let athletes play in varsity

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