The Michigan Daily - Saturday, January 26, 1985 - Page 3
Gov. to seek 9% more aid or 'U'
(Continued from Page 1)
and approximately half of the $60
million needed to pay for the Chemistry
THE CHEMISTRY Building and the
Natural Science Building are two of the
biggest problems on campus, Kennedy
THE CURRENT building is probably
"the worst facility in the state, at
least," Kennedy said.
According to Kennedy, renovation
plans for the Chemistry Building in-
clude a new wing to be used for un-
dergraduate instruction. The old wing
will be renovated and used for graduate
instruction and research.
MEANWHILE, it doesn't seem as if
there is strong opposition to passage of
the education budget increases.
Kathy Wilbur, a legislative aid for
Sen. William Sedergburg (R.-East
Lansing), chairman of the state
senate's higher education subcommit-
tee, agrees. "I think there's general
support in the legislature for the in-
HOWEVER, Naftly predicted that
there "may be some argument about
how the $25 million research fund is
"We's like to see the money be
targeted to the four basic research
universities - The University of
Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan
Tech, Wayne State. But there may be
some arguments from representatives
who have universities not getting a
share of the fund in their districts,"
Naftaly said. "We don't have an un-
limited supply of funds," Naftaly said,
"so we feel that we can get the most out
of the money if it goes to expand the
four research universities."
Representatives from other state
colleges have mixed feelings aobut four
schools singled out to receive the
research fund money.
Arthur Ellis, vice president for public
affairs at Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, said that he thinks The
University of Michigan "will get the
bulk of the money."
HOWEVER, he hinted that some
people may put up a fight.
"I think there'll be a lot of discussion
about it though," he said. "There may
be some controversy because it is a new
idea," he added. "But I suspect that at
the end, it will turn out prety close to
the way the governor wants it."
IN ADDITION to opposition from
other colleges, Wilbur said that there
may be some opposition "from people
who think there should be more money
for the social services."
NRC plans to inspect North Campus reactor
. (Continued from Page 1)
Cook foresees no difficulty in passing
the NRC inspection.
"I know if they look at our record that
we'll get our renewal," he said.
"BUT SOME people don't like reac-
tors," he added. "You never know the
mood of the country."
"Why wouldn't they get the re-
newal?" wondered Art Solari, the
University's director of radiation con-
trol services. Solari said that the
Phoenix Project has "had a satisfac-
tory operating record in the past."
He added, however, that
"bureaucrats can always change their
minds and do strange things."
ACCORDING to Jan Strasma, Public
Affairs Officer for the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, the in-
vestigation should proceed normally.
"We're doing our standard review,"
he said, "which should take about six
Although Strasma said he couldn't
appraise the reactor's chances at this
"early stage of our review," he did say
that the NRC "has not had any
significant problems with the Phoenix
Project in the past."
THE REACTOR has received several
minor citations from the NRC in the
past, but Cook and Solari both agreed
that these "violations" - for minor
book-keeping errors - will not hamper
the project's chances for renewal.
Several professors in the Department
of Nuclear Engineering - John King,
Richard Osborne, and Dietrich Vincent
- unanimously approved of the
project's chances for renewal.
Osborne said that failure to grant the
renewal would be "fatal for a large
number of research projects, including
The Phoenix Project was originally
built as a memorial to Michigan alumni
who died in World War II. It consists of
two parts: the Phoenix Memorial Lab
and the reactor building itself.
The project performs, among other
functions, medical research for the
University Hospital, and commercial
experiments for outside companies, in
addition to familiarizing students with
"The Phoenix Project is a prototype
of the kind of service a university can
provide to the community," Duderstadt
Daily Photo by STU WEIDENBACH
BV meets girl
Boy eorge look-alike b Markus distributes literature in the fishbowl
yesterday for the 'M' Against MS fundraising campaign. The Multiple
Sclerosis Foundation program will involve many campus groups and will be
centered around a Rock-Alike contest in which students dress as rock stars.
About a dozen campuses will hold similar campaigns this fall and the school
which raises the most money per student will win an MTV concert on cam-
'U' begins study of
rape in Ann Arbor
(Continued from Page1i) ,
plemented, Ryan said, the newspapers
and the University's Board of Regents
will hear about it.
But so far, it seems that the Office of
Student Services at least has gotten a
good start on the problem by assigning
staff members to study and recom-
mend changes in 17 areas.
Ryan said the degree of protest
required to start the study is a ''very
sad commentary" on the University.
"WOMEN ON THIS campus are con-
stant, chronic victims of sexual
assaults," she said. If the University
were really concerned about the
problems, it would do something, she
Both Johnson and Ryan said one of
the problems to contend with is the
division of responsibility between
University security officers and Ann
"There does not appear to be con-
tinuity of safety coordination," Johnson
acknowledged. The problem is exacer-
bated since the University and the rest
of Ann Arbor are so closely linked, ac-
cording to Johnson.
AT MANY universities, Johnson said,
the boundaries of the school are clearly
defined, thus making it easier for a vic-
tim to know who to call.
Ryan said the city does not meet the
need for patrols on and near the
University, and there's not much
students can do about it since most don't
vote in local elections or pay property
"This goes on year after year after
year," she said. "It becomes a matter
of money very quickly."
LSA SOPHOMORE Jennifer Faigel,
another participant in the protest, put it
even more bluntly: "Their priority
right now seems to be more in giving
parking tickets than crime preven-
Another problem, Ryan said, is the
lack of a centralized "assault crisis
hotline"-a phone number women can
call to get confidential advice about
how to deal with sexual assault.
And although Ryan didn't go as far as
saying the University doesn't have any
programs to deal with the problem, she
said most people don't know about the
programs the University does have.
"THEY MAY indeed be doing
something, but it's highly un-
publicized," she said.
The regents recently addressed one
of the problems Ryan said contributes
to sexual assault: lack of a campus-
wide emergency telephone system.
The regents appropriated funds for
a system which will be installed in two
years, but Regent Thomas Roach (D-
Saline) said the board may take more
steps to address the problem.
"One rape is one too many," he said.
"This is an ongoing thing. This isn't a
problem that just started yesterday."
But rookie Regent Veronica Smith
(R-Grosse Ile) seemed to underscore
the point that rape is a seldom-
discussed problem in Ann Arbor.
"I had no idea that there was such a
problem," she said. "I didn't realize
that students were that upset."
A resident of 2200 Fuller Road, repor-
ted an intruder in her home late Thur-
sday night. The resident knew the in-
truder was in the adjacent bedroom,
and phoned the police, but, the suspect
fled before they arrived. Nothing was
taken, according to Sgt. Jack Ceo of the
Ann Arbor Police Department.
Another break in occured on the 1100
block of Packard Avenue Thursday af-
ternoon. According to Ceo the suspect
entered through the hallway and
escaped with a stereo system valued at
approximately $500. -Thomas Hrach
Become a Daily photographer -
Get into concerts for free,
Go backstage and meet the stars,
Stand on the sidelines at U of M
Impress members of the opposite sex (or
the same sex, if you prefer).
Gov. James Blanchard will be the featured speaker at the Annual Banquet
of the Sierra Club/Mackinac Chapter at Weber's Inn at 5:3Q p.m. The gover-
nor is expected to address environmental issues facing the state.
AAFC - What's Up Tiger Lily?, 7 & 10:20 p.m., Previews of Coming At-
tractions, 8:40 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Alt. Act. - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 7, 8:40 & 10:20 p.m., MLB 3.
Hill St. Cinema - The Paper Chase, 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Cinema Guild - Rope, 8:40 & 10:15 p.m., AngellAud. A.
Cinema II - Six in Paris, 7 p.m., Les Biches, 9 p.m., MLB 4.
School of Music - Piano recital, Kirsten Taylor, 8 p.m., School of Music
Ann Arbor Go CLub -2 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Portfolio review: Sunday, January 27th, 1985
Rrina anvthina ohotoaranhic. 5:00 P.M. at