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Peace in the 80s
A decline in volunteers has led the
Peace Carps to strengthen its
recruitment efforts.
- Page 2
Publish or perish
Professors across the country are
finding themselves spread too thin when
trying to devote time to both research
and teaching.
- Page 6
N- IOS
Dead men do wear ads
Dead celebrities are the best to
endorse some new products invented by
David Ball of U. of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill.
- Page 7
First book a hit
U. of South Carolina student Sarah
Gilbert's story of her days as a hair
stylist has won her instant acclaim and
a publisher.
- Page 8
Off and running
Oregon State U.'s Alan Litchfield
writes of a fraternity that operates "Call
a Running Companion," a 24-hour
jogging companion service free of charge
for women on campus.
-Page 14
Adding an edge?
David Nakamoto and Paul Young of
the U. of Hawaii tell how steroids are
affecting everyday athletes just looking
for an edge.
- Page 18

Student misery index? Budgets drained
by rising tuition, low wage and aid cuts

By Noel Mayeske
B The Red and Black
U. of Georgia
Brother, can you spare some tuition?
If you're finding it harder than ever to
make your financial ends meet in col-
lege, you're not the only one.
A combination of governmental res-
trictions and multiplying tuitions over
the past seven years have made it har-
der than ever for many students to meet
the costs of attending college.

The Reagan era has been tough on
students. Many college students who
work part-time to help fund their educa-
tion have minimum-wage jobs. The cur-
rent $3.35 minimum wage, which had
gone up almost yearly since its estab-
lishment in the 1930s New Deal, has
remained unchanged since 1981.
College tuition, meanwhile, has esca-
lated dramatically during Reagan's two
terms. The price of a college degree has
increased in the 1980s at a cost double

the rate of inflation. At the U. of Geor-
gia, in-state tuition has gone from $248
in fall 1981 to $506 this fall, a 204 per-
cent increase. Similarly, out-of-state
tuition at the U. of Georgia has in-
creased 205 percent over seven years,
from $493 to $1,012, according to Ted
Eley, manager in the university's bank-
ing and trust department.
Scotty Parker, a drawing and paint-
ing major who graduated last year, said
See TUITION, Page 23

Campus empty on weekends
i n °i as 'suitcasers' hit the road

Florida schools establish codes of moral standards

By Kendra Brown
The Alligator
U. of Florida
Florida's universities have found
themselves in a morals dilemma.
The signs are glaring: accusations of
apes in their fraternities, academic
dishonesty, alcohol abuse, students us-
ing and dealing drugs.
Administrators say the problem may
be that many students have lost sight of
what's right and wrong.
"We need to make it clear what stan-
dard of conduct we deem acceptable,"
said Joan Ruffier, chairman of the
oard of Regents, the 13-member panel
at oversees the state's nine public
universities.
The task at hand is to identify the
problem and find a solution, Ruffier
said. So last semester the Regents

"We need to make it clear
what standard of conduct
we deem acceptable."
- JOAN RUFFIER
formed committees on each campus to
study the students' morals.
At the U. of Florida (UF), a group of
faculty and student leaders get together
each week to discuss ways to curb cam-
pus problems.
They're members of UF's Morals Task
Force - hand picked by UF President
Marshall Criser.
On each campus, these "moral task
forces" will develop an ethics code to
submit to the Board of Regents.
Ruffier said the regents won't create a
statewide morals policy or impose mor-

al values on students.
That pleases some student leaders.
"You can't dictate morals because
morals by definition are inner values,"
said Dean Cannon, UF student govern-
ment's legislative lobbyist.
UF law student Ed Scales, former
student member of the Regents, is a
supporter of the task force.
"Even if it is all show, it's drawing
attention to the problem," he said.
Scales cited an alleged rape at Florida
State U. and the death of a UF fresh-
man from an alcohol overdose as inci-
dents which helped initiate the task
force.
Although Criser listed substance
abuse and sexual relationships as topics
the task force should consider, task
See MORALS, Page 3

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