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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 4, 1986 -Page 13


The Fees

Percent increase
Fresh./Soph. 4.3
Jun. /Sen. 4.3
Graduate 8.0
Business Administration (MBA) 15.2
Dentistry 8.0
Law 9.0
Medicine 9.2
Non- Resident
Fresh./Soph. 8.0
Jun./Sen. 8.0
Graduate 8.0
Business Administration (MBA) 10.5
Dentistry 8.0
Law 9.0
Medicine 9.2
Candidacy 8.0

(Cr term)
3 164

Under Gov. James Blanchard, ther
state has pressured the UniversityF
and other public institutions to limitt
in-state tuition, and to divest holdings a
in companies that do business witht
South Africa.
The University's responses to the I
two demands have differed t
markedly. The Board of Regents fort
the past three years has bowed to thes
governor's pressure and frozen, or i
sharply limited, in-state tuition. Yet,
on the divestment issue, the Univer- r
sity has taken the state to court,'
claiming a violation of its con- o
stitutional autonomy.a
There seems to be no clear percep- v
tion among administrators and f
regents of where the University's.
autonomy begins and ends. The state
constitution gives the regents power t
to run the University, and some of- L
ficials insist this independence must f
be preserved. But most ad- t
ministrators and regents recognize t
that this autonomy must be balanced b
with the practical realization that the
state provides half of the University's a
operating budget each year.a
Baker opposes encroachment u
The University official most in- d
sistent on maintaining independence h
from the state is Regent Deane Baker I
(R-Ann Arbor). i
At the regent's meeting in July, c
Baker advocated defying the gover- t
nor's threat to veto the University's n

wary o
state appropriation if Michigan
raised in-state tuition more than 4.3
percent. He portrayed it as an impor-
tant showdown for the University's
autonomy, saying "liberty dies a little
bit at a time."
Baker lost in his attempt to oppose
Blanchard. Although he is not bitter,
he warned that "if Blanchard con-
tinues (his intervention), the Univer-
sity will suffer seriously and
"Is it much of a step from a gover-
nor telling you how you can use your
money to who can teach or what kind
of courses can be taught?" Baker
asked. The University's autonomy is
very closely tied to its intellectual
reedom, he added.
Dependent on state
But there are practical limits on
his autonomy. Almost half the
University's funding comes directly
rom the state. Baker acknowledged
hat is the state withdrew its funding,
he University would soson be
The University thus has no way
around this dependence on the state,
at least in the near future. The only
universities that can avoid the
dilemma are private institutions with
huge endowments, like Harvard
University. While the University has
nitiated a massive capital campaign,
called the Campaign for Michigan,
he funds raised will not approach the
necessary level for independence.

Chart by Philip Levy


Out-state tuition goes

state pressure
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit) not necessarily indicate enough
said, "No matter how much we say legislative support to override a veto.
we're autonomous on the issue of ap- Baker claimed Blanchard's recent
propriations, we are clearly not actions on tuition were purely
autonomous. We need the cooperation political. It is Blanchard's view that
of the governor." In setting this the (Michigan) taxpayers don't need
year's tuition, Varner said, it was in to pay twice," according to Lynne
the long term interests of the Schaefer of the state budget office.
University to cooperate with the The sources of the conflict - the
governor. different political interests of the
Every year, the governor signs a University and the state - are cer-
bill appropriating millions of dollars tain to remain, though, so the issue is
to the University. The only way to cir- likely to remain prominent in the neat
cumvent Blanchard's veto threat future.
would be for the state legislature to
override such a veto.
This year, the legislature was sup-
portive of the University, allocating
more money than Blanchard recom-
mended in his budget. And, according;
to Cathy Wilbur, aide to Higher
Education Subcommittee Chairman,
Senator William Sederburg (R-E.
Lansing), "It is felt strongly
in the legislature that the
universities are autonomous
and should be able to make
their own decisions without
the Governor pressuring them on it."
Her comments, however, do
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tuition increases were necessary to
maintain that quality.
Even with tuition increases, said
James Duderstadt, the University's
vice president for academic affairs,
'This has not been one of our stronger
ludget years. (With this budget) we
ill be able to maintain the quality of
Qur programs for the year ahead, but
it's a far cry from what's needed to
maintain the quality of this Univer-
Duderstadt described the budget as
'bare-bones." It does, however,
provide a $2 million fund to increase

raigit year
pay for certain faculty members in
fields, such as engineering, where the
University competes with private in-
dustry and private universities for
Despite meeting the bare needs, the
University's budget will not chip
away at $50 million in improvements
postponed during the budget crunch
of the late-1970s and early-1980s when
state support plummeted. These in-
clude a variety of needs, ranging
from fixing leaky rooks to updating
equipment in natural science

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