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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, October 18, 1990 - Page 3

U' presidents push for
state funding increase


by Bethany Robertson
Daily Staff Reporter
As a way of highlighting Na-
jional Higher Education week, presi-
dents from Michigan's public uni-
versities met with about 75 commu-
nity leaders and alumni yesterday to
discuss issues affecting higher educa-
tion in Michigan.
"The purpose is to discuss the
challenges that Michigan public
universities face in the future," Ex-
ecutive Director of the President's
Council Glenn Stevens said of the
event, which took place at the Uni-
versity's Dearborn campus.
Stevens said the cost of higher
education was one concern addressed
by the forum.
* "Over the last 20 year period
1 there has been a very dramatic shift
in the state flow (of money) to edu-
cation," Stevens said.

In the mid-1960s, Michigan uni-
versities relied on tuition for 21 per-
cent of their costs, he said. Today,
public universities rely on tuition
for 35 percent of their costs, due to a
lack of state appropriations.
Currently, Michigan is ranked
37th for state appropriations on a per
capita basis, Executive Director of
University Relations Walter Harri-
son said. As far as the percentage in-
crease in funding over the past ten
years, Michigan is ranked only 45th
in the nation.
The forum held yesterday allowed
university presidents to hear public
opinions as well as to express their
own ideas. "The message we're try-
ing to send to people is that we need
your support. We need people to be
actively supporting (higher educa-
tion)," Stevens said.

Stevens does not expect their ef-
forts to pay off in dramatic funding
changes, but said the public forum
can be used "to make the case that
universities are a very important part
of the economic fabric of our state."
Another problem the presidents
discussed was the increasing diver-
sity of students bodies, Stevens said.
"The different mix of students is
now on campus (more so) than a
while ago," Stevens said.
Presidents and the public ques-
tioned whether universities have the
resources to meet changing student
Another forum in Kalamazoo and
possibly one in Midland are being
planned for early next year.



opens new

office in Detroit

Lecturing colonel
Lt. Colonel William Gregor guest lectures to a Sociology class about the army's view on homosexuals and
women in combat. Gregor is a 22-year veteran with a degree from West Point, and a doctorate in Political
Science from Yale.
Nobel committee awards
physics and chemistry prizes

by Angela Britton


The University opened an Another member of the
admissions office in Detroit commission, Juan Perez said "it's an
yesterday in an effort to improve the opportunity to reach more minority

relationship between the city's
residents and the University.-
University Director for
Community Affairs Richard Shaw'
said in a press release that the
Detroit office was opened in an
attempt to make the University more
accessible to the people of Detroit.
"This is an effort to put forth our
commitment to Detroit, to reach out
to Detroit students, parents, and'
community services and churches.
We want to do that in a big way,"
Shaw said.
Minority Affairs Commission
Chair Rodney Johnson said he was
fully behind the idea of a Detroit+
admissions office.
"I think it's a very good move,
especially in a major urban area, to
try to recruit new students." Johnson

'This i
to Det


s an effort to put
our commitment
roit, to reach out

to Detroit students, Duderstadt
parents, and Invited guests, which included
community services Detroit City Council members,
and churches. We high-school counselors and
want to do that in a big principals, toured the building after
way' attending a reception.
Richard Shaw The office is located at 60
icardi ShawFarnsworth, across the street from
- University Directorthe Detroit Public Schools central
for Community Affairs office, in the Rackham Educational
Memorial Building. University
Opening ceremonies included Admissions and Financial Aid
speakers President Duderstadt, Henry Officers will spend several days a
Johnson, University Vice President week at the facility, counseling
for Community Affairs, and Shaw. prospective students.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -
Two Americans and a Canadian
captured the Nobel Prize in physics
yesterday for finding nature's
smallest known particle. An
American won the Nobel in
chemistry for developing simpler
ways to make complex chemicals.
Americans Jerome Friedman and
Henry Kendall and Canadian Richard
Taylor showed that protons and
neutrons, once thought to be
fundamental particles, were made up
of smaller components called quarks.
Quarks are now believed to be basic
building blocks of matter.
American Elias Corey won the
prize in chemistry for research that

simplified the production of plastics
and other artificial fibers, paints and
dyes, pesticides and drugs.
He found out he had won when a
student congratulated him in the
Each prize is worth about
"Their. experiments showed
definitively that there were smaller
nuclear particles than protons and
neutrons," said Professor Cecelia

Jareskog of the academy.
Friedman and Kendall are
professors at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. Taylor is a
professor at Stanford University.
The discovery was made during
research begun in 1967 at MIT an4
Stanford using Stanford's linear
accelerator, an "atom smasher" that
produces high-speed collisions of
sub-atomic particles in an effort to
discern their properties and structure.-

Local confrontations involve
.use of handguns, hammer


by Josephine Ballenger
Daily Crime Reporter
A man approached a woman exit-
ing Mason Hall Oct. 15 and made
antisemitic remarks to her, Ann Ar-
bor police reports said. The suspect
then pulled out a handgun from his
coat pocket and pointed it at the vic-
tim. The woman walked to the Uni-
* versity Department of Public Safety
(DPS) and called city police, the re-
port continued.
An Oct. 14 disagreement be-
tween two people on the 500 block
of S. State, near the Union, resulted
in a confrontation at gunpoint, the
victim reported to city police. DPS
officials later chased and caught the
armed male suspect for larceny from

an automobile on the next block of
State St. When the suspect was
searched, the officers found a hand-
gun in his pocket, and then arrested
and jailed him for carrying a con-
cealed weapon.
Residents on the 800 block of
Hill reported two people had ille-
gally entered their home on Oct. 13.
One of the suspects fled, and the res-.
idents held the second person until
Ann Arbor police arrived. The man
was arrested and lodged at Washte-
naw County jail for breaking and en-
tering. Police recovered $1,590
worth of property.
On Oct. 14, a thief entered a
residence on the 600 block of

Hoover by cutting a window screen
on the first floor. The unknown sus-
pect took a VCR and two radios, ac-
cording to Ann Arbor police reports.
Three men attempted armed
robbery Oct. 15 when they stopped
three persons at 116 W. Huron, city
police reports said. One of the sus-
pects was swinging a hammer and
said, "Give it up!" according to re-
ports. The victims ran three blocks
to the Ann Arbor police station.
A 1988 black Yamaha moped
was reported stolen to city police.
The vehicle was taken Oct. 13 from
the 600 block of Church Street.

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Intern hopefuls work toward
summer in Washington D.C.

The Collegiate Comic Exchange

by Jay Garcia
Students hoping to spend this
summer involved in Washington
D.C. politics held their first meeting
of the year last night.
The students - around 100 of
them - are all members of the
Career Planning and Placement
office's Public Service Intern
'Program (PSIP). As the year
progresses, the program will assist
participants in writing resumes and

personal statements in hopes of
finding a political internship.
Program participants, mostly
sophomores and juniors, were se-
lected earlier this month on the basis
of their applications and interviews.
PSIP has maintained a good repu-
tation with students who have made
use of the program as well as with
the hundreds of organizations which
have employed its interns.
"Participants will also be represent-




ing this university," said Paula Di
Rita, the internship supervisor.
The upcoming process of writing
resumes and personal statements is
an "integral part of getting an- in-
ternship" said senior Darby Miller,
PSIP's Coordinator.
Places that have accepted interns
in the past have included numerous
congressional and Senate offices, the
State Department, the American
Jewish Congress, Hill and Knowl-
ton, and CNN. Internships allow
students to make connections and
teach them "how to work in a pro-
fessional setting" said Di Rita.
Several participants are interested
in pursuing careers in public service.
The majority also political science
majors. Still, the program attracts a
variety of people, many who have
not had previous experience with
seeking professional employment.
The program is "well organized"

TI |: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00O .

MHEN: Sunday, October 21,


What's happening in Ann Arbor today

International Student Affairs
Commission meeting.
International Center. 5:30 p.m.
Greek Recycling Meeting. Stu-
dent lounge, Dana Bldg. 7 p.m.
Rainforest Action Movement.

computing centers. 7-11 p.M.
Native American Exhibit.
Bensinger Library, E. Quad.
Rainforest Action Movement.
Write a letter for the Redwoods.
Fishbowl. 10-4 p.m.
Northwalk. Walking escort ser-

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versity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
n Union Ballroom

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