'U' Nigerian students
struggle to obtain aid
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slections last year contributed to the
problem because the election captured
'much of the government's attention
Nigerian students who rely on
7cholarships from both state and
private sources face such problems as
universities refusing them their
registration privileges, and eviction
from their dwellings.
Those who cannot enroll face the ad-
ditional threat of deportation because
their visas specify they must be
enrolled in school to remain in the U.S.
ABOUT HALF the University's
Nigerian students receive private or
government scholarships, according to
Bill Krumm, the University's director
of financial operations and sponsored
program finance. Aministrators would
not say how much money is owed,
though officials say foreign students
with outstanding debts are treated the
same as U.S. residents in the same
"The University doesn't treat
Nigerian students differently than any
other student, be they sponsored
privately or by the government," said
Krumm said no student is allowed to
enroll if he or she has not paid tuition
for two full terms.
NAFSA has urged its 1,300 member
institutions - including the University
- not to admit new students "from
f" countries whose students have failed to
receive regular transfer of currencies
for the payment of university and
college fees." Krumm said the Univer-
sity has not adopted the policy, though
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) - The
commander of Grenada's armed forces
announced last -aight that Prime
9;Minister Maurice Bishop is dead, state-
*ontrolled Radio Free Grenada said
In a broadcast monitored here.
Bishop had been put under house
arrest a week ago, but was freed by a
throng of his supporters earlier yester-
ay and went to army headquarters,
where some of his supporters were
' eing held. Witnesses said troops fired
n Bishop and the people following him,
end initial reports said he had been
THE announcement of Bishop's death
ame from Gen. Hudson Austin, army
ommander and a member of the Cen-
ral Committee of the New Jewel Mov-
yment, the party that brought Bishop to
wer in a 1979 coup. The party had
en torn by dissension repently over
uow rapidly to proceed with socialist
iolicies on the Cuban-backed Carib-
Jean island, with more radical leaders
Reports after the shooting at Fort
!Rupert, the army headquarters, said
four people were killed, including a
Cabinet minister, and Bishop and two
other ministers were hurt.
A doctor at Grenada's General
Hospital said one person was dead on
arrival and "20 to 30" more were being
treated. The doctor did not say whether
Bishop or the other leaders were among
A CROWD estimated at several
thousand had stormed the prime
minister's official residence on Mount
Royal hours earlier, freeing him from a
week of house arrest.
The Barbados government's Carib-
bean Broadcasting Corp. said Bishop,
Education Minister Jacqueline Creft
and Unison Whiteman, who resigned
Tuesday as foreign minister, were
wounded and hospitalized.
The CBC said labor leader Vincent
Noel and Norris Bain, Bishop's housing
minister, were among four people
many colleges and universities have.
All Nigerian students are affected by
the problems, some students say, even
if their families are sending the money.
"All Nigerian students are having dif-
ficulties," said one graduate student,
who asked to remain anonymous.
Nigerian students are reluctant to
talk about the situation for fear of
angering the government or their spon-
sors at home. "If someone owed you
money, would you insult them?" said
Jon Heise, director of the University's
THOSE who do complain risk
alienation from their fellow Nigerian
students, the graduate student said. He
added that he was able to keep his
University Terrace apartment only by
negotiating a monthly lease - the
University will not allow him to sign a
more permanent agreement until his
bills are paid.
Heise also said foreign students can-
not take jobs to make up for the lost
money because it would violate their
visas. "If you take a job, you could be
legally deported," he said. "Work is
not an option."
Several members of the community
and University administration have
formed an informal committee to look
into the Nigerian students' problems,
according to Susan Lipschutz, an
assistant in the president's office.
By MATT TUCKER
A knife-wielding man was shot twice
by an Ann Arbor police officer late
Tuesday night after the man allegedly
tried to rob the Taco Bell restaurant at
2280 W. Liberty.
The suspect was reported in fair con-
dition at the intensive care unit of
University Hospital last night with
bullet wounds in the arm, hand, and
stomach. Police said they have iden-
tified the man, but would not release his
name until his arraignment.
ANN ARBOR Police Sgt. Paul Bunton
said arraignment will wait until the
man is released from the hospital.
According to witnesses, the suspect
entered the Taco Bell at approximately
10 p.m. and waited in line behind
customers before jumping the counter
and producing a knife, police said.
The man then ordered employees to
empty they restaurant's three cash
registers into a bag. He slashed one
employees's arm when the worker had
trouble opening the cash register.
AFTER EMPTYING the registes,
the suspect ordered another employee
to open a safe in the back of' the
building. While the suspect was em-
ptying the safe, another employee rain
across the street and asked a bystander
to call police.
Bunton said police had already begn
notified by a patron who ran outitte
restaurant during the incident. .nn
Arbor Police officer Robert, Lane
arrived as the suspect was threatening
the employee in a parking lot outside
the restaurant and chased the than,
who fled on foot.
Police said Lane identified himself'as
a police officer and repeatedly 'add
the suspect to stop running. The zman
stopped at the 400 block of Burwood-and
Lane said, lunged at him with the knife.
Lane shot the suspect twice. >
Police said only that the man was
carrying an altered Georgia dive's
license. The suspect tried to drop the
stolen money during the chase. Pikice
said it was recovered. -
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
University Alumnus Tom Larson takes his turn during ROTC Repelling
practice at the Dental School yesterday. Larson was the Cadet Colonel,
ROTC's highest ranking senior officer, in the 60's.
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