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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 6, 1987

Rackham has funding worriesIN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports

(Connuedfrom Page 1)
faculty- is not improving.
"Once here, (graduate students)
won't want to stay without funds.
They will apply for the same pool of
funds and funding is not increasing,"
D'Arms said about fellowships.
The Rackham administration
plans to take steps to determine
enrollment due to the availability of
funds, if later figures confirm the
preliminary registrar count.
The first step would involve
obtaining departmental information
on how to keep classes at a level
matched by available faculty and

funds. In the past, Rackham made
funds available based on enrollment
size in each department. D'Arms said
the school now wants to stress high
student quality when dispersing
"If the pattern remains consistent
with what I expect it will show, we
may do some serious cutting back (in
enrollment)," D'Arms said.
Despite the overall increase in
applicants, lack of financial support
may be behind the decrease in this
year's class in the economics
department. A rule barring graduate
students from teaching more than ten

terms restricts funding in a depart-
ment where teaching assistantships
/are the major source of financial aid
for economics students, said Mary
Braun, administrative assistant to the
economics department.
"We'd love to give them other
funds if we had other funds," Braun
Lack of funding has other effects
- some departments increased
enrollment despite getting fewer
applicants so that they could fill
teaching positions. The biology
department, bucking a decrease in
applicants, enrolled more students

this year.
"We need to fill our teaching
positions. We depend heavily on
teaching assistants for laboratory
classes. We don't take in enough
Ph.D. students. In the past few years
we have been giving teaching
assistantships to masters students and
those outside the department," said
Howard Crum, last year's chair of
doctoral admissions for biology.
Crum, explaining the decrease in
applicants, said, "All biologists feel
the University is not competitive.
We have a lot to offer, but other
schools give more financial aid."


House approves stopgap spending bill

WAHINGTON (AP) - The House
approved a stopgap bill yesterday to
finance the government through mid-
December, postponing an expected
showdown on aid to Nicaragua's
Contra rebels until the Reagan
administration makes a new $30
million aid request in about two
House speaker Jim Wright (D -

Texas), said the short-term spending
measure's provision of $3.2 million
in continued non-lethal aid to the
Contras was acceptable to
Nicaragua's government and would
not upset the Central American peace
process planned to start taking effect
House Republican Leader Robert
Michael of Illinois said, "there's

going to be plenty of time for
fireworks and hassling" when a
longer- term catchall spending
measure reaches the floor during the

week of Nov. 16. That money
legislation would carry the federal
government through the fiscal year
that will end Sept. 30, 1988.

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South African leader freed
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Govan Mbeki, a 77-year old
leader of the outlawed African National Congress, was freed yesterday after
23 years in prison, saying he still embraces the ideas for which he was
The government also released six other men - four black and two
white - who were jailed for politically-related crimes, and banned Mbeki
from being quoted by South African media after yesterday.
Mbeki's release heightened speculation that other prominent black
prisoners such as Nelson Mandela may soon be released. Mandela and
Mbeki were among eight senior ANC members jailed for life following
1964 convictions on charges of sabotage. Many black South Africans
regard the men, particularly Mandela, as their political leaders.
The government has not said why it freed Mbeki, although political
observers have speculated that the government either did not want Mbeki,
who has been reported to be in ill health, to die in jail or they wanted to
impress government critics at home and abroad.
Stocks rise despite low dollar
NEW YORK - Falling interest rates rallied stocks and boosted the
Dow Jones average by 40 points yesterday but fear that the Reagan
administration has abandoned the dollar hurtled the weakened currency to
record lows.
The Wall Street rally came despite a stock slump abroad and
Washington's inaction on trimming the budget deficit.
"The tension has eased, you've got a lot more people trying to be
level- headed," said Richard Wholey, an analyst at the Chicago investment
firm of Wayne Hummer and Co. "We're not allowing declines in the
dollar and foreign stock markets to dictate which direction we're going to
Ortega plans to annou ce new
moves towards peace plan
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - The author of the Central American peace
plan said yesterday that only a negotiated truce in Nicaragua will make it
work, while the Sandinistas called a rally to hear President Daniel Ortega
declare whether one is possible.
Ortega returned from a quick trip to the Soviet Union in search of
more aid, and planned to announce new moves towards implementation of
the peace plan at the rally last night. He gave no hint in advance of what
he would say.,
Yesterday was originally the deadline for implementing cease-fires,
amnesties, and moves toward democracy required by the peace agreement.
Federal budget talks continue
WASHINGTON - Participants in the budget deficit- reduction
negotiations traded Republican and Democratic proposals yesterday and
said they were plowing ahead, but House Speaker Jim Wright said
Democrats couldn't count on success in the talks between the Reagan
Administration'and Congress.
Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, senior Republican on the Senate
Budget Committee, put foward a proposal for compromise and said the
talks seemed to be moving along in a full day of meetings.
"I'm not confident, but I'm hopeful," said White House Chief of Staff
Howard Baker, who said any pessimism at this stage was unjustifiable.
Domenici's plan, according to sources who spoke on the condition of
anonymity, was designed to reduce the deficit by about $30 billion in
fiscal 1988, the current budget year which opened October 1, and about
$45 billion in fiscal 1989. It included about $11 billion in tax increases,

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This week in music videos...
Ahh, Michigan Stadium. It's the site of great traditions, fierce
rivalries, strong heroes, and...
Nationally televised music videos?
Well, there's a first time for everything. This Sunday, at 2:00 p.m.,
the stadium will become a soundstage and the spectators will be the
stars - all to kick off National Alcohol Awareness Week with a
"Reach Out and Touch" music video.
"University students are welcome," said organizer Keith Bruhnsen, a
University faculty and staff assistant coordinator. But will it be more
fun than football? Just ask Bo; he'll be there too, Bruhnsen said.
"Everyone will be filmed as they hold hands singing 'Reach Out and
Touch Somebody's Hand,"' boasts the press release. "The video will air
on WDIV in Detroit and nationally as well. Sing along with Curtis
Gadson, star of Saturday Night Music Machine! It'll be a happening!"
All that, and it's free besides. Aw, who needs football - let's just
sell the place to MTV.
-Lisa Pollak
If you see news happen, call 76-DAILY.
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