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reverse itself in the near future.
When asked why tuition has risen
almost $200 a term for the last two
years, University officials point their
fingers in varying directions.
Increased energy and maintenance
costs, rising faculty salaries, and a
sharp decline in state aid all have been
cited as reasons for hiking tuition.
But these are grey areas for most
students. What they do know is that
every year when they return to Ann Ar-
bor, their tuition has gone up. Some find
out through newspaper headlines.
Others don't notice the jump until they;
get their readouts at CRISP. -
Contrary to what many students may
think, the decision on how much to raise
tuition is not made overnight by a group
of staunch University officials who sit
around a conference table rubbing their
hands together.
The process is a long tedious one and
as many administrators are quick to
point out, it often goes from bad to wor-
"Early in the (school) year we begin
to look at what type of factors will af-
fect the budget, things like energy
costs, the cost of social security, and
things like Blue Cross-Blue Shield. We
work with what we know and try to
estimate to the best of our knowledge
that which we don't know," explained
Robert Sauve, an assistant to Billy
Frye, the Univeristy's vice president
for academic affairs and provost.
One of the biggest unknowns usually
ends up being the amount of state aid
the University will receive.
"After the governor submits his
proposals to the legislature (in
January), we get a better feel for what
will be appropriated," Sauve said. "In


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State Appropriations
Student Fees

Chuck Manglone
Office of Major Events
Hill Auditorium
8 p.m., Thursday, October 13
By Mike Drongowski
C HUCK MANGIONE is involved in
a love affair. No, he's not meeting
his secretary for illicit midnight en-
counters, and he's not romantically
linked with a chic Las Vegas showgirl.
Mangione's love affair is much more
wholesome-it's his music. His endless
energy, his unchecked enthusiasm, and
the obvious happiness that radiates
from his every performance all point to
one inescapable conclusion-Chuck
Mangione loves what he is doing.
This reporter recently had the
opportunity to speak with - Chuck
Mangione. "Performing live for people
is a very enjoyable part of my life," he
said, "and that's why we spend so much
time doing it." And spend time they do.
Mangione and his quartet-bassist
Gordon Johnson, guitarist Peter
Harris, drummer Everett Silver, and
the versatile Chris Vadala, on
everything from piccolo to soprano
sax-have been on the road nearly all of
1983, and except for a break at
Thanksgiving, they plan to continue
touring through December.
Mangione has nothing but the highest

praises for his band. "It's a fun band to
be with, and I think people really enjoy
them individually (as musicians)."
With the exception of Chris Vadala,
(who has played for Mangione for seven
years) the rhythm section has been
with him nearly two years, and ap-
peared on his two most recent albums,
Love Notes and Journey to a Rainbow,
both released under his new label,
As a horn player developing along
with the likes of Art Blakey, Miles
Davis, Woody Herman, and Dizzy
Gilespie (who Mangione calls his
"musical father"), there were many in-
fluences that he was able to draw upon.
"When you're a young person in any
field... you emulate the people that you
love, and try very much to sound like
them... but when you accept yourself
as a performer, then your music begins
to reflect you and your experiences,
and it becomes more personal and
more unique."
Mangione's music draws an in-
credibly diverse audience, and he takes
pride in the fact that his music is so
pleasing to so many different kinds of
people. "Our base audience is maybe
from age eight to 80, -but the college
audience is always the fun one to play
Coming up later in October,
Mangione plans to do a series of three
performances with the Phoenix Sym-
phony Orchestras. Directing and per-
forming with orchestras is a favorite
pastime with Mangione. "Any time you
can get 70 people together at once
you're doing well, but to perform with
that many people on such an intimate
basis is a unique experience."
What does Mangione do to relax?
"I'm a frustrated ball player. I fell
totally in love with music and baseball








Mangione : Feeling good

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$33.5 million less than the state
budgeted for it. Five years ago, state
aid. made up 58.4 percent of the general
fund. Today that figure has dropped to
48.2 percent, with students picking up
the brunt of the loss. In that same
period, . student contribution to the
general fund has jumped from 32.8 per-
cent to 43.2 percent.
"In the last decade the state has been
supporting higher education less well
than in the past. So the phenomena you
see occurring is horrendous tuition in-

'Is tuition
can't say
we as cons

too high? Yes, absolutely, but I
I'd vote to lower it tomorrow.
has to pay the costs and since the
won't and the legislators won't,



fund, where tuition dollars rest.
And this is despite the fact that the
University is using "something like 22
percent less energy per square foot,"
according to James Brinkerhoff, the
University's chief financial officer.
The list goes on and on.
Students pay to come here. Faculty,
on the other hand, are paid to stay here.
And although the Univeristy has not
lost faculty members at the same rate
as other financially troubled schools,
their salaries are something University
administrators keep a watchful eye
"We look closely at what other in-
stitutions are doing. If we get too far out
of line, we'll begin to lose our staff,"
Sauve said.
Other institutions are not the only
competitors the University must fend
off in the fight for faculty. The Univer-
sity also must contend with private
companies which try to lure professors
away with the promise of better-equip-
ped facilities, bigger paychecks, and
more fringe benefits.
Due to the same troubled economy
which has hurt the University,
however, administrators have' been
successful in staving off raids from the
private sector.
O F ALL THE distinctions the Univer-
sity holds, there is one that it would
much rather not have - that of being,
the most expensive public four-year in-
stitution in the country.
At the University of California at
Berkeley, considered to be the Univer-
sity's closest public peer, in-state
students pay about $1,400 yearly in
tuition, about two-thirds what students
pay in Ann Arbor.
A study of tuition costs at other public
institutions in the Big Ten shows
Michigan leading the pack. Michigan
State Univeristy is second, with a cost
of $1,884 yearly for in-state un-
dergraduates. . At the bottom of the
price pyramid is the University of
Iowa, which charges resident un-
dergraduates $1,104 in tuition yearly.
Despite its spiraling tuition fees,
however, the University of Michigan
still lags behind private institutions
such as Harvard University, where
tuition is more than $9,000 per year.

Sauve admits that the University is
"too far ahead" when it comes to the
cost of tuition when compared with that
of other public institutions. And he
acknowledges, "If we get too far out
ahead of the competition, the students
will go to our competition."
Yet other University officials argue
that the University is still a good deal.
"The cost of education at Michigan is
still a bargain when you consider the
costs of private schools - and we are
benefitting from this, good students
recognize this," said Baker.
But he admits that the situation is not
so clear cut. "Economic factors,"
Baker concedes, "are forcing some
students to take junior college first or
dropout and go to work for a year."
"Is tuition too high?" Regent Thomas
Roach (D-Saline) asks aloud. "Yes ab-
solutely, but I can't say I'd vote to lower
it tomorrow. Somebody has to pay the
costs and since the taxpayers won't and
the legislature won't, we as consumers
At the July regents meeting, Baker
proposed to his fellow regents that
tuition be hiked 8.5 percent, as opposed
to the 9.5 percent recommended by the
University's executive officers.-
Although the 1 percent difference
would have cost the University $1
million, Baker believes it could have
been worked out.
"It would take effort on the part of the
administration," he said. "But in my
view it should be done."
Both Baker and Roach worry that
spiraling tuition fees may begin to
squeeze out some lower and middle in-
come students, if this is not the case
"We must be close to that point, if
we're not there yet," said Roach, who
described the possibility as a "real
And even Baker admits, "We're at
the point where we may start losing
students because of (rising tuition).
"The administration and the regents
are very sensitive to this rise and over
the next year, there will be serious ef-
fort to work this thing out."
Young is a Daily staff writer.

when I was a kid, but I'm glad I chose to
'honk' because I'd have to be hanging
up my spikes right now."
Who does he like in the World Series?
"Well we still don't know who's going to
be there, but as the player of the
National Anthem, I just play for
everyone and have a good time wat-
ching the game.
Through all his work, whether it be
composing, playing with his quartet,
directing an orchestra, or recording in

-Thomas Roach
Regent, (D-Saline)

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there to k

Albert Collins
Prism Productions
Rick's American Cafe
10 p.m., Tuesday, October 11
By C. E. Krell
T HERE IT IS, staring you in the
fate. It is not a dream; no one is
trying to force you to pet them, this is
reality. Tuesday night at Rick's, on
Church Street, on October 11, sort of
around ten o'clock...
I would like to at this time interrupt
the.flow of this fat flatulence to talk
about the weather. BRRRRR. Now,
when you hear a word like BRRRRR
you think of cold weather. WHEW!
When you hear the word WHEW you
usually think of hot weather.
Now, appearing at Ricks will be blues
czar Albert Collins. So you will want to
go. Because he plays the blues.
Everyone should listen to the blues. If
you don't, you are a jerk. My good buddy
Jim Woodhull loves the blues, and often
accuses young people of drowning in
pop, so don't drown, revel!
Albert is a bad dude. He loves to play
and talk about the cold. Alligator

records like Frostbite, Frozen Alive,
are his speed. So needless to say it will
be cool if you show up. Forget the Big
Chill, and let your soul become a
wasteland of bent strings and struck
But during all this, Collins will
probably sweat a lot. He works hard.
His fingers, will probably hurt by the
end of the show.
My good buddy Jim Woodhull use to
tell me about what the soundtrack of
my most heartbreaking moments
should be. Woody would say, "Forget
that psuedo emotional crap, and dig
Hound Dog Taylor, Otis Rush, blah blah
blah." The Blues is important. It is
downright American. The blues should
constantly be promoted as a source of
cultural heritage. Why aren't you
people listening to me? Go see this con-
Another word about the weather.
Collins the blues guy says BRRRRR
and WHEW at the same time. It is
almost like musical flu. HOT dog.
COOL Biz. All around the world, people
seem to like going to see Collins tell us
about his life. In story and song,
through an 'open mouth and a simple
current going through a wire, the
history of the world comes rushing out.
To be honest, your lives are boring
unless picked up into a blues context.
You are nobody. Shut up. Let Albert tell
you about your life. It is existential to
go to.Ricks and see him. J.P. Sartre got
off on twelve bar blues. You are trivial.
Albert is cool.

a normal year, the legislature goes
along pretty much with what the gover-
nor proposes, though the last few years
have been anything but normal."
"After we see what the legislature is
going to -appropriate, we can begin to
see what our overall budget will look
like and put the missing pieces
together," he said.
The University's budget-makers then
collect data on what other state and
peer institutions will be doing in regard
to staff salaries and tuition increases.
Model budgets are built, torn down, and
rebuilt. From this point on the Univer-
sity plays a game of fill in the blanks,
with tuition usually being the last em-
pty space.
S INCE THE 1979-80 fiscal year, the
University has received close to

creases," said Sauve.
But University officials are op-
timistic, partially due to an increase
this year, that state aid will continue to
"One thing which will certainly help
is the prosperity of the state economy
and I think we're heading in the right
direction there," said Regent Deane
Baker (R-Ann Arbor).
As have all private citizens, the
University also has had to deal with
rising utility costs, which burn up a
significant portion of the general fund.
Ten years- ago, the University's
utility bill came out to $4.3 million or 2.7
percent of the general fund. Today the
Univeristy must shell out almost $22
million to cover energy costs. Last year
this bill ate up 7 percent of the general

Collins: Frostbitten

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