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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Volume XCVIII, No. 1 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 10, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily


From staff and wire reports
MANILA, Philippines - Presi-
dent Corazon Aquino's entire
Cabinet resigned yesterday to allow
her to reorganize a government
widely assailed since last month's
coup attempt.
Presidential spokesman Teodoro
Benigno said 28 officials, including
the 25 cabinet members and three
others from the Presidential
Commission on Good Government,
submitted their resignations during a
15-minute emergency cabinet
The resignations followed calls
for government reorganization after
the Aug. 28 coup attempt, the most
serious challenge to the 18-month
Aquino administration.
AQUINO declined to comment
on possible personnel changes.
Asked by reporters when she would
announce the new cabinet, she
snapped: "You will know."
Benigno said Vice President
Salavador Laurel, on a tour of
Mindanao, submitted his resignation
as foreign affairs secretary b y
telephone. Laurel remains vice
Among those who resigned
yesterday was Executive Secretary
Joker Arroyo, considered the second
most powerful person in the
government. The military has
accused Arroyo of anti-military
views and Communist sympathies.
The Aquino administration has
been criticized for lack of leadership.
Aquino has been accused of
ineffectively dealing with military
rebels and Communist insurgents.
She has come under fire for land
reform programs and increased gas
GARY Hawes, a University
political science professor, said,
"She has chosen to be lenient for the
past 18 months... and the policy has
been a failure."
Hawes, who was doing research
in the Philippines during the past
See 'U', Page 7

Regents hike
tuition costs
Low state funds
bring increase


Book rush
Ulrich's book store employee Annette Waters throws a book to the waiting hands of book rush assistant Rebec-
ca Chung.
Zurbrugg refutes ru-mors
surrounding walk-off

The University will rely on a
tuition hike of over eight percent
this fall to fill the funding gap left
by a low state appropriation,
according to University officials.
Administrators expected a 6.0
percent increase in state funding in
June, but received only a 5.6 percent
increase - the lowest percentage
among the state's 15 public schools.
"If we're going to maintain the
excellence of the University of
Michigan, we have to meet our
budgetary needs," said Regent
Thomas Roach (D-Saline). "We only
have two main sources of revenue,
the state budget and student tuition.
Between the two we have to have
enough to pay the bills."
IN-STATE students will face an
increase of 8.3 percent, and out-of-
state students will face a 9.7 percent
hike - maintaining the University's
position as the most expensive state
University administrators do not
think the high tuition rate will hurt
the number of applications or
enrollment in the coming year, in
light of the soaring number of
applications last year.
"Enrollment won't go down,"
said Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Provost James Duderstadt
in May. "I think we all realize that
education at this type of university
does not come at bargain basement
But the 10 percent increase in
applications was due more to a
national trend than a surge in the
University's popularity. According
to College Counselor Dee Forsyth,
of Lyons Township High School in
Illinois, more students are applying
to a large number of schools.
S H E said the University's
growing out-of-state tuition prevents

many of her students from enrolling
here once they are accepted.
"Students will apply to both an in-
state and out-of-state school, and
when the moment of decision
comes, they choose the in-state,"
she said.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor) - who voted against the
increase - said the growing
pricetag on the University may also
be prohibitive to in-state students
from lower income families.
"The itate of Michigan should do
more in regard to its responsibility
to keep education affordable," Baker
Even the steep tuition increases
will not be enough to finance all of
the University's programs and
initiatives. According to Regent
Paul Brown (D-Petoskey), "The
University is underfunded by $30
million a year. We don't intend to
make that up in tuition."
THE University's Board of
Regents blamed the need for higher
tuition on the state's higher
education bill, which will fund less
than half of the University's
expenditures in the coming year. In
1960, the state funded 75 percent of
the University's expenses.
"There is a great public interest in
education, and the public ought to be
paying more of that share," Roach
According to Roach, the
University provides sufficient
financial aid to break the cost barrier
for in-state students, but only a
"narrow strata" of out-of-staters can
come to the University.
Each student in this "narrow
strata" whose education is not
subsidized by state taxes, pays over
$5,000 more per year than in-state
students. The University's reliance

Chris Zurbrugg, who decided last week to forego
his final year of football eligibility, said his decision
was based mainly on personal reasons.
The fifth-year senior also dispelled rumors that he
doubted his ability to be starting quarterback at
Michigan. At the time of his decision, he was locked
in a battle with redshirt juniors Demetrius Brown and
Michael Taylor for the starting quarterback job.
"It wasn't a deal where I thought that I couldn't
(start)," he said last night. "It wasn't a lack of
confidence with myself. It was just the fact that I
didn't think it was in my best interests (to continue
Zurbrugg also said he is not bitter toward head
coach Bo Schembechler and his football operation. "I
am not cutting down the program," said the Alliance,

Ohio native. "I am not cutting down any players. I'll
miss the players and the team."
- With Zurbrugg out of the picture Schembechler
still hasn't made up his mind, though Brown has been
cited by the media as the favorite based on his
throwing ability and talent.
"It could be the week of the Notre Dame game
before we decide that," Schembechler said last month
before Zurbrugg left. "And if it doesn't work in the
Notre Dame game, then we'll change for the
Washington State game."
Schembechler also lauded the senior's ability.
"Zurbrugg is the most experienced," he said. "He is a
good guy to have around."
Since Zurbrugg left the team, newspapers have
attributed his departure to a poor spring performance.
See ZURBRUGG, Page 7

Applications to 'U' continue to rise

Report on campus racism
planned for Monday

Despite a tuition hike this fall,
applications to the University for
this term increased at a record pace,
according to Clifford Sjogren, the
University's director of admissions.
And as getting into the Universi-
ty becomes more competitive, the
quality of students acceped has also
become better, he said.
The University's admissions of-

cations for applicants accepted to the
University to surpass those of last
The mean SAT score for first-year
students last year was 1190 (570
verbal, 620 math), and the recom-
puted GPA (from tenth and eleventh
grades) was 3.8.
The increase in applications has
come, Donald Swain, assistant
director of admissions, said, al-
thoniwh higher admissions standards

"I didn't think I'd get in. It's getting
really tough out-of-state."
She added that many of her friends
did not get in, even though they
probably would have in past years.
The increase may be due to the
fact that students are applying to
more schools, said James Vanhecke,
an admissions counselor.
"In the past, students applied to
only one or two schools, but now
they apply to four or five," Van-

On Monday, the University will
release a report on the status of a
six-point plan to fight campus
racism, according to an administra-
tion official.
The report will detail the progress
the administration has made on the
initatiFs cnr- hV-rp.nnni--A1

crowd at Hill Auditorium just prior
to a speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson,
who had come to urge members of
all races to combat institutionalized
forms of discrimination in society
and government.
Earlier that afternoon, Jackson
acted as a facilitator in negotiations
between Black student leaders,
faculty, administrators, and Shapiro..
After hours of discussion in


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