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Ninety-four Years
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Editorial Freedom

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1. XCI V-No. 94 Copyright 1984; The Michigan DailyAnn Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 24, 1984 Ten Pages

ormitory
rates ma
ncreacse
5. 7% In,
1I984-85'
By ANDREW ERIKSEN
Two housing committees are recom-
mending an increase of just under six
percent for campus housing rates next
year, housing officials said yesterday.
The committees recommended a 5.7
percent increase in all student housing
except family housing units, where
rates will increase 5.8 percent, accor-
ding to David Foulke, assistant housing
director for residence operations.
LAST YEAR the University's regents
approved a 5.95 percent increase for
traditional halls and a 9.95 percent in-
crease for non-traditional and family
housing.
The committee's recommendation
now goes to the housing director,
Robert Hughes, who then makes a
recommendation to the University's
executive officers before the rates are
finally brought to the regents.
If the recommendations are ap-
proved, the cost of a single room in a
meal-serving hall would be $3,319.94, an
increase of $178.64. Room and board in
a double room would be $2,800.14, an in-
crease of $150.68.
THE INCREASE in utility costs was
mainly caused by escalating natural
See DORM, Page 2

Blanchard's

1985

budget
By LAURIE DELATER determine
With wire reports salaries,t
'Gov. James Blanchard didn't reveal surance
any surprises during a briefing yester- enrollmen
day when he outlined a general revenue Accordi
budget for fiscal year 1985 which in- in the st
cludes special increases for education universitie
and the Department of Natural Resources. line on to
The proposed budget of $5.85 billion state stud
represents a decrease of $69.6 million vice presi
from spending levels in the current ficer Jam
fiscal year, with the Department .of sity offici
Social Services (DSS) suffering the undergra(
biggest cut, hike tuitic
THE GOVERNOR reiterated his of-state st
proposal to tie a 10 percent increase in Such I
state aid to coleges and universities to would not
a freeze onundergraduatein-state said Bob
tuition. Schools that do not freeze asatBo
tuition would receive less aid, depen- assistant
ding on the sizes of their tuition in- Last year
much as
creases. dergradua
Under this plan the University would in certain,
receive an increase of $16 million over
last year's $150 million in aid, if it held "UNDE
tuition at present levels, but just $9.8 creases
million if it boosted fees. Moenarts
Blanchard's offer falls millions of tuition in
dollars short of the University's request state and
last September for $36 to $40 million oll
more in state funds last September. colleges a
UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS say they if tuition
will not be able to determine until next schools; a
month whether the smaller increases in leanc
state aid will cover next year's costs, Mit c
because they are just beginning to Merit S
outline the new budget. They must give cash

outlined

increases in faculty and staff
changes in utility and in-
rates and next fall's
at projection.
ng to Bob Endriss, an official
ate's Office of the Budget,
es will only have to hold the
uition for undergraduate in-
ents. Last week, University
ident and chief financial of-
nes Brinkerhoff said Univer-
als might freeze tuition for
duate in-state students, but
on bills for graduate and out-
udents.
differential tuition increase
t be "setting a precedent,"
Moenart, the University's
director of financial analysis.
raises in tuition varied by as
eight percent among un-
ste students and for students
schools and colleges.
RGRADUATE, IN-state in-
are usually the lowest,"
said. However, last year's
crease was the same for in-
out-of-state students.
, the boost aid to four-year
nd universities by $71 million,
s frozen; $109 million to local
nd $14.6 million to community
ard also called for a Michigan
holarship Fund which would
grants between $600 and $1000

a year, renewable for four years, to
5,000 high school seniors who score high
on the American College Test (ACT).
THIS SCHOLARSHIP fund would
operate alongside the Michigan Com-
petitive Scholarship Program, which
offers cash grants to students with high
test scores who also have proven finan-
cial need.
Besides the increase to education,
Blanchard's budget 'calls for an in-
crease of nearly $16 million for the
Department of Natural Resources,
alloting a hike of $7.8 million in funds
targeted for toxic clean-ups.
In return, reductions are proposed in
the massive DSS and Mental Health
Departmept budgets.
The DSS reduction of about $95
million reflects the administration's
expectation that welfare caseloads will
decline, producing a. savings of about
$92 million.
Total spending from all sources
would actually increase under Blan-
chard's budget from $12.15 billion this
year to $12.36 billion in fiscal 1985,
which begins October 1. Blanchard
noted this, but said he only has real con-
trol over the general fund-general pur-
pose budget which would be decreased.
Included in Blanchard's plan is the
promise that he will support moving a
0.75 percentage point income tax reduc-
tion from Jan. 1, 1985 up to Oct. 1, 1984 if
the budget is adopted by the legislature
without significant padding.

Astronaut sp eaksDaily Photo by SCOTT ZOLTON
Marine Lt. Col. Charles Bolden, a NASA astronaut, spoke to aerospace
design students yesterday afternoon at the invitation of the Society, of
Minority Engineering Students. Bolden is elgible for assignment on future
Space Shuttle crews.

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April grads to toss hats
in Michigan Stadium
By SHARON SILBAR
After eight, no make that 10, (is it 13,609, not including floor seating. cording to Shortt. He said he does not
really twelve?) semesters of surviving "Our numbers (attending commen- know whether tickets will be issued for
CRISP, ugly libraries, and Sugar Bowl cement) at the end of the 1960s were the stadium, or if the ceremony will be
blues, by April 28 you will have finally about 35 percent. Now, the engineering, general admission.
earned your 120 credits and you are, as and literary college have 75 to 80 per- SHORTT WOULD not say how many
they say, history. cent going through," Shortt said. tickets graduating students would get if
It doesn't matter if you never took a "I lay awake at night wondering if I rain confined the event to Crisler, but a
history class during your stay at the can accomodate all the parents and clerk in the registrar's office said each
University-you're graduating. grandparents," he added. "Crisler graduate would be given only two.
AND THIS YEAR, you don't have to (Arena) just doesn't accomodate Last year, students were issued four
decide whether to extend invitations to spring commencement." tickets each ,except for graduates in
Aunt Winnie or Cousin Eugene because ThE INCREASING percetage of students schools or colleges which sponsor
of limited seating. Weather permitting, attending the ceremony is only part of separate ceremonies in addition to the
graduation ceremonies will be held in the reason commencement is being main one. Those students received only
Michigan Stadium this spring instead of moved to Michigan Stadium, however. three.
Crisler Arena. University administrators decided, af- So far there is no word on who will
As long as it doesn't rain, that is good ter years of poor and unpredictable at- speak at the graduation ceremony.
news. Commencement officials will set tendence, to discontinue the summer Shortt confirmed that an invitation has
up both places-just in.case-but won't ceremony previously held every gone out, but he would not say to whom.
decide which to use until they know August. So when you're making out your
whether the skies will be cloudy or Students not graduating until August graduation guest list, just remember
clear. will still have to wait for their diplomas, this isn't the late 1960s when people
The location was changed because of but they will be able to flip their tassels avoided ceremonies ceremoniously.
the increasing number of students at- and pop their champagne corks with This is 1984 where you do what Mom,
tending the ceremonies, said James the rest of them. Dad, and Big Brother ask you to. And
Shortt, an assistant to University Details of the plan to move the in this era marking the return of
President Harold Shapiro. ceremony from Crisler Arena, where it debutante balls and fraternity formals,
THE CAPACITY for Michigan Stadium is. has .been held since the complex was graduation is a big deal. At least for
101,701 but Crisler Arena seats only built, have not yet been finalized, ac- Mom and Dad it is.
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Daily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
Residents at an Alice Lloyd progressive Saturday fill their hall for a party.
Rules don't dry out dorm parties

Regent

Power
may run
for seat in,
U.S. House

By LAURIE DELATER
If area Democrats have their way,
University Regent, Sarah Goddard
Power (D-Ann Arbor) may run for a
seat in the U.S. House of Represen-
tatives this November.
Local Democratic party officials
have asked Power to campaign against
Republican incumbent Carl Pursell for
the 2nd district, which includes Ann
Arbor.
POWER SAID yesterday she was
asked to run "a couple of months ago,"
but has still not made a decision. "They
urged me to think about it, and I am. I
really don't want to say much more
than that," she said.
Although Pursell has won four
straight elections against his

Democratic opponents; George Sallade,
chairman of the district's Democratic
Party said he thinks Power stand a
good chance of winning.
"We think she ought to run because
she has a very wide background in
social services. She's worked in foreign
affairs offices, has shown a large sup-
port for education, and has been elected
a regent twice," he said.
PURSELL EASILY defeated Sallade
in 1982 to enter his fourth term in office.
Sallade attributed his 1982 loss largely to
the fact that he did not decide to run un-
til June of that year. He said he hopes to
have Power or another candidate selec-,
ted as early as March for this year's
See U', page 2

By JULIE ANDERSON
A white, hand-written poster is displayed prominently in
a Couzens' dorm room, announcing the University's tougher
stand on drinking. One female party guest stares at the
seven rules for a moment, mutters "I can't read them,"
and staggers back to the keg of beer.
Another student wanders up to the sign, which now
reads that "12," not "21," is Michigan's legal drinking
age, and mumbles something about 1984, "good karma,"
and "co-mingling."
THERE WAS a similar scene at an Alice Lloyd progres-
sive party Saturday, with Bloody Marys, punch and jello
moulds made with Bacardi rum.
The alcohol buzz is spreading good feeling around the
hall, and that feeling may make it very difficult for the

University's recently released guidelines on drinking in
dormitories.
University officials say that the seven rules do not con-
stitute a new policy, but they are much more detailed than
the old three-sentence statement.
THEY INCLUDE a ban on drinking in public places,
such as halls and lounges, prohibit collecting money to
pay for alcohol at the entrance to the party, and forbid
mentioning alcohol in advertisements for parties.
For people partying in dprms this weekend and last
weekend, though, the rules do not mean a retreat to a dark
room with a six-pack of Stroh's. They say there are too mn
any parties and too many students for things to change
drastically.
See PARTIES, Page 6.

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planation of a flagrant failure.
" An expert is a man who made so many mistakes at
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Jackpot
RVERYONE DREAMS of winning big on a slot machine,

U bet U ass
J IM FITZGERALD reports in yesterday's Detroit Free
Press that American Family Publishers-the dudes
whom Ed McMahon stumps for-sent one of their "You 2
can win a million dollars" forms to the United Cerebral
Palsy Association of Detroit, Inc., recently. But as com-
puters are wont to do, the charitable organization's name
was reduced to "U. Ass" in the mailing. Thus, the
publishers said: "Be it hereby known that if the enclosed

vote. Nearly ending a year-long debate, the motion urged
the University not to renew or enter into any classified
research contract.
-Also on this date in history:
- 1921 - The University kicked off a $15,000 fundraising
campaign for a Chinese Famine Fund, a European Studen-
ts Fund, and a European Childrens fund.
- 1944 - First Lt. Tom Harmon, former University all-
American football player, returned to Washington D.C. af-
ter nearly losing his life in World War II.
* 1946 - Almost every student organization on campus

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