Part of housing funds
now going to services
The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 9, 1989 - Page 3
BY FRAN OBEID
Funds usually used by the Uni-
versity for repairing and maintaining
residence halls are now being used to
fund 17 areas of student services.
The funds, taken from the General
Students Residence Reserves, will be
replaced by an increase in University
To make-up the $260,000 loss
from G.S.R.R, students living in
University housing will face a $15
increase for the year. Next year, the
cost of living in University housing
overall will be increased by $214 to
'cover raw food, insurance, the
G.S.R.R. increase, recycling, and
Since the office received only
one-fifth of the $500,000 of new
monies requested from the office of
the provost, money was diverted
from residence operations, said
f Henry Johnson, vice president of
"I made the decision to redirect
general fund support from one unit
to the next. Housing generates its
own revenue," said Henry Johnson,
vice president of student services. "I
directed the money to other units
without self-generating funds."
But some students object to the
redirection of funds.
"If the funds don't go directly to
University housing then the monies
should come from general tuition or
other funds because all students ben-
efit from these expenditures. Those
living in University housing should
not have to bear the whole burden,"
said East Quad President and sopho-
more Jen Bilik.
Student services now funded by
the new monies include $60,000 to
the Trotter House, $54,000 to coun-
seling, $53, 000 to disabled student
services. The Michigan Union re-
ceived $44,000 and the International
Center received $30,000.
In addition, $120,000 was allo-
cated for one time miscellaneous
costs. For example, $20,000 was
allocated to pay 50 percent of a
building survey of Health Services.
Each University unit makes its
budget request in January taking into
account costs from the previous year
and future year. State appropriations
are not decided until July or August
as well as other sources of funding
such as indirect cost recovery and
tuition, said Johnson.
"Everyone is faced by constraints
of not having enough dollars," said
Johnson. "We need to do what we
feel needs to be done. But within
that reality, we do the best we can
with what we have."
BY MICAH SCHMIT
Former National Security Advisor
to President Carter, and recipient of
the Medal of Freedom in 1981 from
President Reagan, Zbigniew
Brzezinski, spoke last night to a
captivated full house in Rackham
Roman Szporluk, professor of
history and director of Center for
Russian and East European Studies
at the University, introduced
Brzezinski as an 'extraordinary per-
son.' For the past 30 years Brzezin-
ski's views have been actively dis-
cussed, and though many may dis-
agree with him, he has often been
prophetic in his thinking, said Sz-
Brzezinski has dedicated himself
to the global preservation of human
rights, Szporluk said, and believes
that, like power, powerlessness also
"Communism is dying before our
eyes. [It] seemed to be riding the
crest of history [but] we are witness
to its terminal crisis," began
There has been a massive shift in
communism's outlook from one of
historical optimism to pessimism,
he said. "We are entering a new
chapter, the post-communist era."
In the 60s, the Soviet Union
projectedsthat ittwould by now be
the richest country in the world,
both in absolute and per capita
terms. Yet this contrasts with the
desperate atmosphere that led to the
eventual introduction of economic
reforms (perestroika) in the Soviet
Union, Brzezinski said.
"Gorbachev said 'Perestroika is
our last chance. If it does not succeed
it will be the death of socialism',"
One of the biggest dilemnas faced
by the Soviet Union is the lack df
"historical legitimacy" in the devel-
opment of communism, said
The Soviet Union is performing a
"historical striptease" - peeling
back the layers of its past, looking
for legitimacy. With Brezhnev there
was 20 years of stagnation. With
Stalin there was 30 years of brutal-
ity. "That leaves Lenin."
"This is not conducive to estab-
lishing the historical legitimacy of
the communist movement," said
The eventual demise of commu-
nism is not limited to the Soviet
Union, however, Brzezinski said.
Both China and Eastern Europe are
on evolutionary paths away from
And, he added, the implications of
all this mean we may also bear wit-
ness to the end of the Cold War.
Black infant deaths
in Michigan among
Shighest in nation
Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski lectured last
night at the Rackham Auditorium on the decline of Communism.
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