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Vol. XCV, No. 146
Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, April 4, 1985
poor, group says
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan's proposed and to limit to $4,000 the total aid that even the poorest
budget for the 1986 fiscal year would reduce federal aid fora students could draw, including guaranteed loans, Pell Grants
quarter million students from poor families by an average of and wArk-TtO dearnings.
$1,60 picea rou rereentngpubiccolege sid eserdy. IN ADDITION he would allow any student to borrow up to
$1,160 apiece, a group representing publc colleges said yesterday. $4,000 under a less generously subsidized loan program that
Allen Ostar, president of the American Association of State charges interest while the borrower is still in school and
Colleges and Universities, said his group s analysis of the requires immediate repayment
impact shows "that the Reagan administration's claim that Education Secretary William J. Bennett has said the cuts
the cuts would affect only middle-income students i...is - aimed at saving $2 billion in fiscal 1986 - were targeted to
THE GROUP based its claim on a survey of financial preserve aid for the neediest students.
records on 15,616 students at 371 public and private in- Meanwhile, negotiators for the White House and Senate
secordsionn19,-14. student ad71pubicrsadprvtheihn-s Republican leaders struggled without success yesterday to
stitutions in 1983-84. Student aid officers at the schools complete agreement on a multibillion-dollar package of
provided information on the recipients' family income and spending cuts to reduce federal deficits, with major differen-
the type of federal aid they received. ces remaining over Social Security, defense and education.
According to the analysis: Sen. John Chafee (R-R.I.), said several days of intense
" 500,000 students with family incomes below $25,000 would private negotiations had produced agreement on "nearly
lose some aid, including 237,000 with incomes below $6,000. all" of a deficit-reduction package designed to trim at least
" Among those losing some aid would be 105,000 minority $55 billion in spending next year. Budget Director David
students with family income below $25,000, including 61,000 Stockman said there was "not a lot" left unresolved.
with incomes below $6,000. But White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan said the ad-
o Some 23,600 women raising children on incomes of less ministration remains opposed to cost saving changes in
than $25,000 would lose some of their financial aid. Social Security that Senate GOP leaders have under con-
For students with family incomes below $6,000, the federal sideration.
'aid would drop by an average of $1,160, according to the One possible compromise on defense would slice Reagan's
study. call for a 6 percent after-inflation growth for the 1986 fiscal
Reagan has asked Congress to deny Guaranteed Student year to 3 percent, but officials insisted there was not formal
Loans to students from families with incomes above $32,500, agreement on such a plan.
bubbl Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY
Opera superstar Beverly Sills speaks last night in Rackham Auditorium. She says that the arts are thriving in America,
despite the lack'of government respect they deserve. Sills was nicknamed "Bubbles" for her chatty personality as a
child performer on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio show.
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By SEAN JACKSON
The LSA Student government last night
unaminously passed a resolution asking the
University's regents to postpone its reappoin-
tment of LSA Dean Peter Steiner until he
The text of LSA Dean Peter Steiner's letter ex-
plaining his views on student representation in
the college's executive committee appears on
comes up with a statement explaining why he
won't appoint a student member to the
college's executive committee.
The resolution asks ,that Steiner "publicly
state his views on student representation on the
committee which decides all of the college's
LSA Executive Committee to the regents, the
LSA faculty and the LSA student body."
THE MICHIGAN Student Assembly passed a
similar resolution at its meeting Tuesday night
Steiner yesterday released a letter he said
was sent to last year's LSA-SG president, Eric
Berman. The dean said he would not respond
further on the matter.
Neither LSA-SG members nor MSA mem-
bers said they had seen the Steiner letter.
STUDENT government leaders said they
question the arguments presented in the letter
to Berman which is dated July 20, 1984.
Steiner's letter states several reasons for
banning students from membership on the
tenure'and budgetary matters.
According to Steiner's letter, the executive
committee is not a representative faculty and
student body. Placing a student on the commit-
tee would end that 50-year-old practice.
"IF WE ONCE agreed that there ought to be
'representation' at or on the executive commit-
tee, it would be difficult logically to resist
representatives" of the faculty..
Students also do not have enough time or ex-
perience to serve on the committee, the
Students are more valuable on LSA depar-
tment executive committees, the Steiner letter
said. The LSA Executive Committee considers
recommendations from the lower departmen-
MIKE BROWN, LSA-SG vice president, said
the letter alone would not suffice as the desired
"I would like him to hear the refutation of our
argument and prepare another statement,"
Brown said that all of Steiner's positions are
open to argument.
"I think we can refute all of these issues," he
said, adding that the time constraint argument
should not have any bearing in keeping studen-
ts off the committee.
"FACULTY can make the time, why can't
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-plan new voter,
LANSING (UPI) - Democratic
lawmakers and public interest groups
Wednesday unveiled a number of
sweeping- proposals to revamp
Michigan's voter registration laws and
get hundreds of thousands of new voters
on the books.
"We are simply trying to make this
process as open as possible and as
available as possible," said Rep.
Maxine Berman who chairs the House
THE SOUTHFIELD Democrat said
she believes her panel can begin work
on the bills by the end of this month.
The proposals unveiled at a news
conference would provide for mail-in
Wvoter registration, a limited system of
election day registration, moving up
the voter registration deadline and
purging voter lists of names of people
who have not voted in seven years.
Another key element of the package
is a proposal to establish uniform
statewide standards for the appoin-
tment of deputy registrars. Under that
plan, anyone who was deputized
anywhere in the state could go to any
other part of Michigan and register
REP. PERRY Bullard, (D-Ann Ar-,
bor) said there are currently 1.7 million
people in the state who meet the legal
qualifications to vote, but who are not-
registered. A secretary of state's office
See DEMOCRATS, Page 2
Josephson Michaels Diana
... pledges to fight code .. . calls for escort service ... urges suicide prevention
By KATIE WILCOX
The University's decision to in-
vestigate discontinuing its medical
technology program was sparked by a
national trend - a tightening job
market - according to campus. ad-
ministrators and representatives from
"The job market is being devastated.
Not only medical technology but also
residential training programs,
pathology training programs for doc-
tors, are all taking tremendous hits,"
said Prof. Kenneth McClatchey,
assistant chairman of the University's
BUT DESPITE administrator's war-
nings that the job market is tight,
students and faculty members
associated with the program are
pleading to keep it going.
"All of our students have always got-
ten jobs. There will always be a need
for medical technologists," said Sandra
Gluck,. director. of the University's
McClatchey predicted that the
medical field's job opportunities will
shrink. "These are difficult times," he
BROAD CHANGES in health care
funding are to blame for the problem,
"It's definitely a national issue of how
medical education will be funded," said
immunology instructor Gay Lilley.
The-new method of limiting reimbur-
sement to hospitals for certain
diagnostic tests, Diagnosis Related
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VOICE candidate wins
By AMY MINDELL
The LSA Student Government
yesterday voted to endorse junior Paul
osephson for Michigan Student
LSA-SG member Lesley Mitchell,
who presented the candidates views to
the group, said Josephson was the clear
choice for the endorsement. She noted
that none of the other candidates men-
tioned increasing minority recruitment
and retention as a major goal for the
JOSEPHSON'S party, VOICE
(Voicing Our Interests and Concerns
in Education), did not receive LSA
SG's endorsement, though. Michelle
Tear, the group's president, said LSA-
SG did not endorse a party because they
had not interviewed any of the can-
didates for assembly representative.
LSA-SG questioned the presidential
candidates yesterday at Campus Meet
"MOVE candidate, Alex Diana may
See LSA-SG, Page 3
By AMY MINDELL
The three candidates for Michigan
Student Assembly President moved
their campaigns into high gear
yesterday by appearing at two cam-
Though one candidate, Alex Diana
of MOVE (Make Our Votes Effective)
failed to attend the Peace Studies
forum, all three were on hand for
Campus Meet the Press at the Union.
DIANA, PAUL Josephson of VOICE
(Voicing Our Interests and Concerns
in Education), and Kevin Michaels of
MUM (Moderates of the University of
Michigan) presented their top cam-
paign priorities. MSA elections are
slated for next week.
Michaels said MUM would first and
foremost, concentrate on fighting the
probmem of rape on campus, tnen it
would reprioritize the structure of
MSA and "give it back to the studen-
If elected, Michaels said he and his
party would continue to fight the
proposed Code for Non-Academic
MOVE candidate Diana also said
his party would try to work with the
University administration to develop
a code that preserved students'
An LSA sophomore, Diana called
for advances in campus safety and in-
creased suicide awareness and
Josephson, an LSA junior, the
VOICE candidate, said his priorities
also include fighting the code, but he
wants to keep pressuring the ad-
ministration to increase minority
recruitment and retention.
THE VOICE party would push for
improvement of the University
security policies, especially those
dealing with rape, Josephson said.
The issue on which the parties
varied the most, is the allocation of
MSA money to student groups.
Michaels, an Engineering senior,
said that he supports academic
freedom, "but feels the issue of
educating the students on world af-
fairs is not the role of student gover-
nment." Michaels added that if
students feel the need to be educated
they can read Time magazine, or even
go to class.
JOSEPHSON said that he feels the
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A LL MICHAEL Lewis had bargained for was a one-
hour connecting flight to Oakland, California, but
less than 10 minutes after takeoff he realized he was on
a 12-hour flight instead-tq Auckland, New
Zealand. The Sacramento college student had settled back
in his seat thinking he was on the last, 400-mile leg of a trip
checking." Lewis began his odyssey Sunday on a World
Airways jet from Frankfurt, West Germany, with a stop in
London. He said he got off the plane in Los Angeles to tran-
sfer for the trip to Oakland on another World Airways
flight, although he said it was difficult to decipher the name
of the airline on the ticket. Lewis said he heard a flight an-
nounced on Air New Zealand or what he thought was
Oakland, and two Air New Zealand agents directed him to a
departure lounge. Lewis didn't have to pay for the adven-
mons, the woman who has been telling people the time over
the telephone for 22 years, was replaced by Brian Cobby,
Britain's first male time teller. Simmons, known for her
clipped formality and her precise Queen's English pronun-
ciation, was somewhat of a cult figure. She attracted a
steady stream of fan mail and even a few marriage
proposals. "Cobby's casual and relaxed voice reflects the
change in speech patterns over the last two decades," a
British Telecon spokesman said, "and marks a distinct
Cops and robbers
A N ARMED ROBBER got away with a bag of loot from
a downtown Wampa, Idaho loan company office just a
few steps away from police headquarters. Police Chief
Marshall Brisbin said the target.of Tuesday's holdup was
an odd choice because the police station is right across the
street from the Wampa Finance Co. office. But that didn't
stop the robber. He escaped on foot with a bag of cash he