Page 10-The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 7, 1989
Students to pay for MSA deficit
by Taraneh Shafi
Daily Staff Writer taxed an extra 49 cents, in addition
After a morning of heated discus-
sion and three amendments to the
original proposal, the University's
Board of Regents approved with a
vote of 4 to 3 next year's budget for
the Michigan Student Assembly at
their July meeting.
For one year, students will be
to the current student fee of $6.28
per term, to revenue capital for a
$50,000 cash deficit accumulated by
MSA over the past three years.
"We know of no other way to
approach it," said Henry Johnson,
vice-president for student services
who has been meeting with MSA
But regent Neal Neilson (R -
Brighton) called the 49 cent tax
"preposterous" and suggested that the
MSA administration should ask
Student Legal Services, an MSA
subdivision, to cut its budget to help
pay the deficit.
"Why do we keep taxing our stu-
dents so much money all of the
time?" said Neilson. "Why are we so
generous with our students' money?"
MSA President Aaron Williams
said that the regents "blew a lot of
things out of proportion." He added
that the tax is a "piddling" amount
compared to the increase in tuition.
If the deficit had occurred within
the University there would be "no
qualms about raising tuition," he
Regent Deane Baker (R - Ann
Arbor) questioned University funding
of the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union,
also a subdivision of MSA, because
of their support of rent control.
"Every part of MSA is a relevant
part," argued Williams. "If we don't
get a loan... we shut down student
Regent Thomas Roach (D -
Saline) pointed out that the proposed
1989-90 MSA budget shows sub-
stantial cuts in all departments.
The amended proposal allocated
monies to MSA for one year instead
of the three-year charge request.
To prevent such a happening in
the future there is new administra-
tive supervision over MSA finances.
The supervision includes annual
external audits, and monthly budgets
and financial statements submitted to
Henry Johnson, vice-president for
student services. Also all previously
held accounts outside of the
University will be terminated.
MSA has taken out a loan from
the University to repay the deficit.
For the next three years MSA will
be paying almost $2,000 per month
at a 9 percent interest rate.
As part of the same proposal the
regents approved a 35 cent per term
student charge to fund the Michigan
Collegiate Coalition, a student orga-
nization that lobbies for student
causes at a state and national level,
for a second year.
University funding of this orga-
nization is provided on the terms
that the MCC never take a stand
against the University and that other
public state universities equally sup-
port the coalition.
Neilson and Baker both voiced
concern that these terms were not be-
Baker said that he suspects the
MCC supports the equity concept in
state funding for public universities.
With the budget problems of this summer behind him, MSA president
Aaron Williams will have his hands full guiding the assembly this year.
Two students take some time out to practice some ball. Sparky
Anderson was watching the two in hope of finding some help for his
beleaguered Tigers who at press time were ensconced in last place.
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