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Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 2, 1985

Vol. XCVI - No.20

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Eight Pages



mixed verdicts

The budget cuts of the University's five-year plan are
more than half over now, but deans and administrators
are still uncertain what the effect of the plan to save $20
million of the school's budget has been.
Deans of three schools - the schools of art,
education, and natural resources - wonder whether
they will recover from the painful budget cutting
reviews and negative publicity of the plan.
UNIVERSITY administrators and the authors of the
plan still maintain that the plan was necessary to
redistribute money away from lower priority areas
towards such urgent needs as faculty pay increases and
equipment renewals, that weren't being met under the
University's tight budget.
According to a memo presented to Billy Frye, the
University's Vice President for Academic Affairs in
July, most of the reallocated funds - $7.5 million or 45
percent of it - have gone towards faculty pay increases.
Next highest on the list of reallocated funds is $3 million
for renewing and repairing equipment in the Univer-
sity's teaching laboratories.
These two areas, administrators have said, are the
two hardest hit by the University's budget crunch of the
mid-70s and early-80s.
DURING THAT time, state allocations, which now

F reyear' plan begins fourth year

make up slightly more than half of the University's
revenues, dropped from providing 60 percent of the
University's income in 1975 to 47.5 percent of it in 1983.
Over that time, Frye has said, the University piled up a
$20 million backlog in deferred equipment repairs and
In addition, Frye said, faculty salaries at the Univer-
sity have fallen behind salaries at peer institutions by 8
percent. These peer institutions include other public
universities in the Big Ten, as well as such private
universities such as Harvard and the Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology.
Without these reallocations, Robert Sauve, the
University's associate vice president for academic af-
fairs, says the situation could have been worse. For
example, faculty in 1981 would not have received any
pay increase because of a tight University budget. The
5.5 percent increase faculty received then, short of the
inflaton rate and far short of pay increases their peers
received, were paid for completely by reallocated funds,
Sauve said. However, since faculty increases are

distributed not across-the-board, but by merit, faculty in
such competitive schools as business and engineering
have received the brunt of the pay increases.
HE ALSO said the plan has also produced $2 million
for the Regents Scholarship Program which provides
need-based aid for graduate students. Another $1.5
million has also been produced towards a $3.5 million
project to make computers more accessible on campus.
For example, clusters of computers for general student
use would be placed in every dormitory on campus.
Prof. Carl Berger, dean of the education school,
agrees that the cuts were necessary. "The University
has to review the schools every once in a while, and
figure out how to save money, which schools should be
cut, and which schools should be expanded."
Berger, however wonders whether the school will ever
recover from the publicity the budget cuts generated.
"We still run into people who say they thought U-M's
education school had been eliminated," he said.
THE EDUCATION school, which was the hardest hit
of the three schools cut in the plan, losing 40 percent or $5

million of its funding, is on schedule in downsizing itself,
Berger said.
The school, which was picked out for the cuts because
of the relatively poor performance of its students, has
made itself smaller and more exclusive, Berger said. Its
scholastic requirements this fall have been tightened
from a 2.0 GPA to a 2.3 GPA. Juniors and seniors in the
school, he says, now have the second highest GPA's of
any school in the University.
But Berger says enrollments at the school are still
slightly below its goal of 1,000 students and the numbers
are dropping. Before the budget cuts, Berger said, 1,500
students were enrolled in the schools. Berger is concer-
ned that bad publicity from the budget cuts will further
drop enrollment.
LINDA SORBO, academics programs counselor of the
natural sciences school, gives a similar picture of her
school. Enrollment there is also slightly below its goal of
500 students. Before the cuts forced the school to down-
size itself, the school enrolled 718 students.
Sorbo though said the school was on schedule in its
goal of phasing out freshmen and sophomore classes by
1987. Sorbo said the school will concentrate in offering
upper-level programs and graduate programs. (The
natural sciences school was the second most cut, losing
$500,000 in funds.)
See FIVE-YEAR, Page 2

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VP Bush
A divided Michigan Student Assem-
bly last night stated its opposition to
Vice President George Bush's
scheduled appearance on campus
next week to commemorate. the 25th
anniversary of the founding of the
Peace Corps.
The assembly, by a vote of 11-10,
passed a resolution opposing Bush's
appearance because of his association
with a variety of Reagan ad-
ministration policies, including finan-
cing of the Nicaraguan contras and
the administration's "reluctance to
take a strong stand against the racist
regime in South Africa."
THE ASSEMBLY also endorsed
demonstrations which are scheduled
See MSA, Page 3

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Daily Photo by DEAN RANDAZZO
Enjoying a lull in the weather yesterday, a worker continues construction on the West Engineering building.

Morningmeans nusery tomany
By APRIL CHEER morning. Pachella. hard to get up when you don't have
"Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz." "I keep my alarm clock across the Most University students get to anything to get up for."
The alarm clock sounds its room, so I have to run and turn it off," sleep in later than they did in high . OF COURSE some students who
irritating nasal tone and you spring said Carolyn Levine, an LSA school, he said. have just pulled an all-nighter do have
up, press the snooze button and sleep sophomore. But she admits that she "With many cases, it's akin to difficulty waking up.
for another nine minutes. usually goes back to bed after the boredom or a depressed state ... It's See WAKING, Page 2
THEN, bzzzzzzz, it starts -over. alarm clock rings.
Again you spring up, slap the snooze JOHN PLETZKE, an LSA senior,
and roll over. It becomes a ritual - has another strategy. He sets his
alarm, spring, snooze, roll over, alarm "as loud as it goes. I wake up
alarm, spring, snooze, roll over. the whole neighborhood. People can\
Getting up in the morning and hear it across the street." 0
leaving your dreams and warm But for some students, alarm f
blankets behind for that 8 o'clock is as clocks, no matter how many or how
fun as having your teeth pulled loud, or how obnoxious, just aren't
iwithout novocain . enough.
Most students will go to any length "My roommate throws stuffed
to make waking easier. animals at me," said Susan Gorman, KZ ,
SOME, WHO have digital clocks, an inteflex freshman. "(Usually) she
set them ahead by an odd number of wakes me up like that. gut sometimes
minutes. Who can subtract 17 or 23 I set my alarm."
from the time flashing on the clock at SHOWERS and exercise are also
7:51a.m. while semi-comatose? popular techniques for bringing
Nearly no one. It's simply too risky heavy-lidded students back to life./
to attempt subtraction that early in But others, like LSA senior Homer
the morning. And one mathematical Thiel, prefer a more philosophical ap-,
error can make students late for proach. "I think about how much
class. money I'm spending," he said. "It
So, fueled by the fear that they'll gets me out of bed real fast.""
make an error, they get up. Why is getting up so difficult? And
THE REALLY hard core turn-off- couldn't more sleep help solve the@
the-alarm-and-go-back-to-sleepers problem?
find that having three or four alarm No.
clocks is a necessity. "I don't believe the problem has
But there are, of course, many other anything to do with physiology. I
techniques - none of them guaran- really think it's more psychological,".
teed to work - for waking up in the said psychology Prof. Robert ---

Unruly fans in student sections at
Michigan football games have prom-
pted athletic department officials to
try to ease seating problems in the
northwest corner of Michigan
Stadium. m
According to Assistant Athletic
Director Will Perry, extra police of-
ficers and security personnel will be
stationed in the student seating areas
and announcements will be made over
the public address system in an effort
to keep fans in the seats assigned to
them by their season tickets.
"WE WANT to make sure everyone
can get in and see the game," said
Perry. "We just want to call upon the
students to cooperate with us so that's
fair for everyone."~
The action comes in the wake of
several complaints from fans who say
that they could not get into their seats
in sections 27 and 28 for this year's
Notre Dame and Maryland games
because the sections were over-
crowded. Students not holding tickets
for 27 and 28 flooded those sections
during the games in search of friends
and better seats.
"Students are moving from their
own section to other sections because
they want to sit in a group and
because the seats are better," said
Perry. "That creates a problem
because other people come down to
get their seats and can't even get into
the section they belong in."
THE ATHLETIC department has
had a long-standing policy of placing
students in sections in the northwest
corner of the stadium based on class
ranking. Sections 23-25, which are
considered to have the best seats are
reserved mainly for seniors and
gradaute students, while section 34,
located behind the goalposts, is given
mainly to freshmen.
For the past several years the
majority of the students have ignored
what is printed on their tickets and
have sat where they pleased in the
student sections. The migration did
cause some trouble in previous years,
but this year the crowding problems
have escalated.
"The student sections are always a
problem," said Bud Stein, who super-
vises ushers for the east half of the

stadium and has worked at the com-
plex for 50 years. "But this year is the
worst its ever been."
"I WAS down there the last game
and I could see what was happening,"
said Perry. "The people couldn't even
get into the sections, the aisles were
so packed. The ushers had to turn
people away."
Perry denied that the problem
stems from overselling the stadium,
pointing out that only one ticket is sold
for each seat. The announced atten-
dance of more than 105,000 for each
game this season, he said, includes a
crowd of just under the stadium
capacity of 101,701, plus media,
stadium employees, bands, players,
coaches and officials.
Michigan running back Thomas
Wilcher faces a possible jail sen-
tence. See Page 3.
Perry said that over the past three
weeks the athletic department has
received several letters and phone
calls, mostly from students, com-
plaining about the situation.
"THAT IS more than we've ever
received," he noted. "So something
has got to be done."
What the athletic department plans
to do is prevent crossovers into
sections 27 and 28 by adding extra
ushers and Ann Arbor police officers.
Up to 14 security personnel, including
three police officers, already staff
each section in sections 26 to 29, but
officials hope to have more people in
place in time for Saturday's Big Ten
opener against Wisconsin.
"I'd like to get as many guys in
there as we can," said Sam Schlecht,
who supervises ushers in the west half
of the stadium and whose territory in-
cludes the student sections.
IN ADDITION to security person-
nel and public address announcemen-
ts, Perry is considering seeking help
from the Michigan Student Assembly
to solve the problem.
"I think through peer pressure we
might get a solution," he said. "What
we want to do is appeal to their com-
mon sense and make the game en-
joyable for everyone."
See UNRULY, Page 8

T- _ . _

who said "axed" instead of "asked." The mayor,
whose New York accent is rather pronounced and
whose most famous question is "how'm I doin',"
acknowledged that though his English is "acceptable,
it is not the very best." "I am not asking that a child be
required to speak the King's English, but rather suf-

protest Westheimer's scheduled lecture Oct. 7 after
being contacted by several parents of Oklahoma State
students. "This gal advocates homosexuality and anal
intercourse," the Republican lawmaker said. "She ad-
vocates any kind of sexual intercourse if people want to
do it, and that's what's causing" acquired immune

REGGAE-POP: Arts applauds UB40's perfor-
mance at Hill Auditorium. See page 5.

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