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Ninety-four Years
Editorial Freedom


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Mostly cloudy today with snow
showers likely. Temperatures in
the middle teens.

Vol. XCIV-No. 89 Vol. Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 18, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

in dorms
"This is a constant warfare," said
building service director Philip White
of his encounter with the tiny but per-
sistant opponents. "We don't have
anywhere near the amount of staff to
simply react to the problem."
The Marines may be bogged down in
Lebanon, the Soviets may have walked
out of nuclear arms talks, the world
may rest on the brink of nuclear
disaster. But White's - and many dor-
mitory residents' - problem is
"WE THINK it's pretty disgusting,"
said South Quad resident Alex Diana
rather bluntly. Diana found far too
many of the resilient little foes visiting
him at night, he said, so he reported the
problem to the dormitory front desk.
"They came in and sprayed big time
the other day," he said. The problem
persisted, though.
Diana is not alone. Sophomore An-
drew Vansickle, also a South Quad resident,
reported his cockroach problem and
was given several traps to get rid of the
pests. But the traps "haven't been cat-
ching any cockroaches," he said.
HE RECALLED sitting in his room
watching one cockroach walk right
across the sticky trap, only to continue
about its business once on the other
side. "It slowed him down, but it didn't
stop him," said Vansickle. Back to the
drawing board.





for tij
Gov. James Blanchard is expected to
propose in tonight's State of the state
address that state-supported colleges
and universities freeze tuition in ex-
change for increased state ap-
propriations. If Blanchard's proposal is
adopted, it may cause increases in out-
of-state and graduate tuition, while
freezing in-state undergraduate tuition,
a top University official said yesterday.
According to Tom Scott, a spokesman
for Blanchard, the proposal is to grant a
10 percent increase in state aid to
colleges which freeze tuition, and only a
7 percent increase for colleges that hike
their student fees.;
JAMES Brinkerhoff, University vice
president and chief financial officer,
said the proposal is a way of offering
"incentives" to colleges because there
is "no legal method of controlling
tuition levels."
Brinkerhoff said it is possible that the
tuition for out-of-state and :graduate
students would increase, while in-state
undergraduate tuition would remain
the same.
"If the freezing is limited to in-state
undergraduates as' is rumored, 3 per-
cent would be adquate to set aside
a tuition hike for that group,"
Brinkerhoff said.
"But that's just a guess," he added.
"The key will be the amount of state
support," said University President
Harold Shapiro. "If what is being
recommended will keep tuition low, we
are, as any educator would be, in
support of the proposal.
"BUT AT the current time, I'm

treating this all as rumors,"


Traditionally the state legislature
approves the governor's recommen-
dations for state appropriations, said
Robert Sauve, assistant to the vice pr-
esident for academic affairs and a key
budget planner, but in the past three
years that "fell apart and the Univer-
sity received far less than was

Sauve said that the University's
budget had been through "somewhat of
a crisis" during the last five years, due
partially to the lack of state support
because of the state's economic
"OVER THE last decade, fifteen
years, higher education has been
See STATE, Page 5


Bill to limit cable TV
con tract at state U's




This sign was one of many posted in South Quad warning residents
the lookout for cockroaches. Other dorms are experiencing
problems with the insect.

tolm) N

A state senator said yesterday he will
introduce legislation aimed at preven-
ting public universities from selling
television rights for sporting events to
cable television companies.
John Kelly (D-Detroit) said the
proposed legislation would reduce aid
to state universities by the amount
gained in any cable deal. The Univer-
sity received $169 million from the
state this year, according to Kelly.
Kelly's legislation is a direct respon-
se to the athletic department's sale of
basketball and football television rights
to Sports View Co., a pay-per-view
cable company.
"I'M CONCERNED about (Athletic
Director) Don Canham and how he runs
his athletic department," Kelly said
yesterday in a phone interview. "I'm
concerned about the autonomy he has
running it. At some point he has to be
advised that he's not running an en-

trepreneurial enterprise.
"(The athletic department) is slowly
moving toward monopolization status.
You'll see one-by-one, department-by-
department isolation of viewing. It's
better to put your foot down now.'
Kelly said he favors placing athletic
departments at state schools under the
control of the respective university
administrations. Michigan's athletic
department controls its own budget,'
approximately $12 million for 1983-84.
TWELVE OF the Michigan basket-
ball team's 26 contests will be televised
on Sports View this year. An apparent
agreement with WKBD-TV (channel
50) was dropped in. favor of the cable
deal. Last November the Ohio State
football game was sold to the cable
company, which is based in Nashville,
Tenn. The University is the only
state school with a pay-TV contract:
Canham could not be reached yester-
See BILL, Page 7

to be on

'U' dormitory

lottery expands

Returning dorm residents will have
pn easier time getting a space in their
old residence halls next fall, University
housing officials announced yesterday.
The number of leases available to
returning students already in student
housing will increase by eight percent,
said John Finn, associate housing
LAST YEAR only 42 percent of the
applicants who wanted to live in
residence halls again got spaces, but
}this year the housing division plans to
accept 50 percent of the applicants,
Finn said.
For example, 128 people were on a
waiting list to get into West Quat last
year after the limit for returning
students was reached. Under the new
plan, 65 more people, would have
secured places.

I'm very satisfied, andI think (the Resid-
ence Hall Association) is satisfied.'
- Matt Burley
RHA member

The increased number of available
leases stemmed from a proposal earlier
this fall that would have made it easier
for a student to get into a different
dorm. Under housing rules, if students
want to move from their old residence
halls, they must wait until after the an-
nual lottery to see if there are enough
spaces left. First priority is given to
students who wish to return to the same
ALTHOUGH THAT proposal by a

housing office committee was defeated,
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
member Matt Burley, who served on
the committee, said he was happy that
housing increased the ceiling.
"I'm very satisfied, and I think RHA
is satisfied," Burley said.
Burley said he believes by raising the
limit on the number of returning
students, the chance to switch to
another dorm will be better.

"The whole reason for the proposal was
to accomodate students who wanted to
move to another hall," he said.
Finn said he wants to protect the
people living within the residence hall
as well as giving more chances to
people outside the dorms, including in-
coming freshpersons. He doesn't want
students to worry that they must com-
pete against others from all of the dor-
ms to get their places back.
"We're trying to do a little of both,"
he added.
Keeping a limit on the amount of
returning students also ensures a
diversified community within the
residence hall, said Jo Rumsey;
assistant director of Housing Infor-
"We don't want returning students all
congregated into one specific residence
hall," Rumsey added.

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U'J faculty
group says
it. opposes
budget cut

An organization of University professors yesterday
denounced the University administration, saying that ad-
ministrators avoided faculty input when they decided to
deliver major cuts to three schools last summer.
Although the formal statement came five months after the
last of the three schools' budgets were cut, it is one of the
strongest stands a group of faculty members has taken
against administrators. It was passed unanimously at a
meeting of the University's chapter of the American
Association of University Professors.
LONG AND detailed budget reviews of the Schools of Art
Education, and Natural Resources were conducted last year,
which resulted in major cutbacks for all three schools.
Throughout these budget reviews the faculty, as a group,
remained fairly quiet. Yesterday's statement was one of the
first broad denouncements by a notable faculty group of how
the budget reviews were conducted.
"In the schools and colleges under review, the customary
roles of the faculty and the executive committee (of each.

school) have, in effect, been set aside," the statement said.
"We find this attack on faculty governance most deplorable
and ask the admnistration to quickly restore at least the
standard of faculty government maintained over many years
at the University 'it continued.
Richard Bailey, an English professor and member of the
faculty's top governing committee, the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs, said there was a "suspen-
sion of the rules of faculty governance" during the reviews.
"(PROVOST Billy) Frye alleged to have said that if people
were unwilling to abide, he'd go to the regents to suspend the
rules," Bailey said.
Bailey, however, said that professors had considerable ad-
visory input, even if they did not carry a lot of voting power in
the review process.
William Birdsall, the AAUP chapter president, said the
statement was part of a long-term plan to achieve "a greater
role of the faculty and faculty governance in the bud-
See AAUP, Page 2

Onl euge AP Photo
World Champion figure skater Rosalynn Sumners of Seattle gets some
guiding instruction on her figures during a practice session yesterday for the
National Figure Skating Championships. Sumners, a two time defending
champion, is heavily favored to win the skating competiton held in Salt Lake
City, Utah this year.

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Not faking
MAN IN Millsboro, Del., who was found propped up in
bed and whose family believed was possessed by a
spirit had actually been dead about three years, according
to the state medical examiner. The body of William
"Willie" P.J: White, 82, was found in his home Dec. 29 by
state nolie whn had hen asked hv a niehhor tn check on

Almost the real thing
STUDENTS PLANNING to graduate in August won't have
a commencement ceremony of their own, but University
officials are trying to compensate by letting them tag along
with students getting out of school in April. Although the
August graduates will still have to spend another four mon-
ths on campus after spring commencement, if they submit
diploma applications to the LSA counselling office by Mar-
ch 29. their names will annear on the nroeram inut like the

city's finest intend to keep their claim to that nickname.
Stymied by protests that earlier attempts to set weight
limits and physical fitness guidelines were arbitrary or
discriminatory, the department has decided to award
bonus points on civil service exams to officers who pass a
yearly fitness test. Lt. Walter Doyle, an.aide to the chief of
personnel, explained this week that a good showing on the
physical fitness test will mean a little something extra on
exam scores for promotion to sergeant through captain.
And all it takes is a little agilitv as in the following exer-

tell the outcome of the study, it had to learn the unfavorable
outcome from a Daily news-leak.
Also on this date in history:
* 1917-The University forensics team suffered two
crushing defeats at the hands of Northwestern University
and The University of Chicago.
" 1933-The University lifted a dance ban on Feb. 10 for
all fraternities. Originally, the University feared that
fraternity parties might draw students away from the J-
hop, also scheduled for that night. But hefty advanced




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