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UP colleges feel
left out of MCC
lobbying efforts

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- Ron Boezwinkle, an architecture graduate student, takes aim during the ROTC sponsored Turkey Shoot. The firing range is located next to NUBS.
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by Shelley Morrison
Daily Higher Education Reporter
The expense of higher education
is perhaps the greatest concern of
college students - but for students
in northern Michigan, this and other
concerns may not be given the at-
tention they deserve.
None of the upper peninsula's
three public universities will attend
the Michigan Collegiate Coalition
(MCC) conference this weekend be-
cause they believe the proposed re-
forms will only benefit the larger
state universities.
Greg Rathje, Northern Michigan
University's (NMU) president of as-
sociated students, said the expense
and inconvenience of the conference
contributes to the students' feeling
of isolation.
"The MCC wants $1 per student
per year when the student govern-
ment only gets 65 cents a year.
That's a lot of moolah," Rathje said.
"Since the burning issue on cam-
pus is tuition hikes, students are ap-
prehensive about voting for more
fees. Besides, statewide concerns
just don't seem as important when
they're 400 miles away," Rathje
Michigan Technological Univer-
sity's (MTU) student government
dropped out of the MCC last year
for similar concerns.
According to John Caron, MTU's
president of the undergraduate stu-
dent body, MTU felt they "no longer
"The problem with MCC was
getting worse every year. Basically
they had started to limit our access
to meetings by holding them far'
away, and we didn't think it was
fair," Caron said.

by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
U-M President James Duderstadt
says he is a both Republican and a
'"I went through the '80s as a
Democrat in Lansing and a Republi-
can in Washington and now I'll be a
1Republican in Lansing and a Demo-
crat in Washington," Duderstadt said
in an interview yesterday.
"One thing I've learned as a uni-
versity president is my political
views tend to take a sort of
chameleon-tone," he said.
, Duderstadt said he expects higher
education to reap benefits, specifi-

cally with the restructuring of finan-
cial aid, under the new Democratic
"Bill Clinton and Al Gore have
been positive toward education. I
hope the (current) tone people take
toward higher education of attack,
attack, attack these greedy colleges
with spoiled students and irresponsi-
ble faculty - I hope that tone
changes," Duderstadt said.
"I think with the Bush adminis-
tration, the conflict between the
administration and Congress para-
lyzed things. Nothing good hap-
pened and nothing bad happened,"
Duderstadt said.

"A lot of things will now happen.
They will be good and bad but they
will happen."
Duderstadt said he is concerned
that the backlog on the agenda from
the Bush administration may slow
down progress, but said he expects
to see some progress on higher edu-
cation issues now that the gridlock
between the White House and
Congress is broken.
"I think we're probably better-
positioned than any other university
to handle the economic future. Most
will see a decline (in funding) - I
don't think there will be any
growth," Duderstadt said.

Duderstadt said he is not overly-
concerned with a lack of funding for
the U-M - a problem that has vir-
tually crippled schools in the Uni-
versity of California system.
"We have a lot of different
sources and when one is in trouble,
the others can pick up slack," Dud-
erstadt said. "We're the leading uni-
versity in the country in terms of
"If we realize we have to invest
in our future again we'll come out
OK. The first 100 days will tell us a
lot," Duderstadt said.

Caron also said MCC's political
position was too liberal to accurately
represent MTU's students.
"MCC's position is too far left to'
benefit the student body. k
representative student lobby group
shouldn't have such specific goals,"
Caron said.
Caron cited MCC's support of a
lesbian/gay proposal at Michigan
State University last year as an ex-
ample of over-involvement on the
part of MCC.
"When they make statements like
that they are taking power away
from the student governments, and
the students themselves. We will not
rejoin unless significant changes are
made," Caron said.
MCC Legislative Director Alaina
Campbell, however, strongly
"We have bent over backwards to
include northern schools in this
conference," Campbell said. "I can't,
believe the northern schools would
feel intimidated at all."
Campbell said last year MCC
paid the cost for the northern uni-
versities to participate in the delega-z
tion via telephone conference. MCC
also rotates the location of their;
monthly meetings around the state,
including the upper peninsula.
"We work very, very hard toy
make sure every student has a voice,;
but if after all our efforts they still
feel excluded, we are obligated to do
something about it," Campbell
Representatives from Lake Supe-
rior State University (LSSU) opted:
to attend a national conference in:
Washington, D.C., which they said:
will be more beneficial than partici-'
pating in the statewide delegation.
work here:
The Washington Post
The Detroit Free Press
The Detroit News
NBC Sports
Associated Press
United Press International
Scientific American Time
Sports Illustrated
USA Today
Because they
worked here:

Water plant plan causes rent money to flow

by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
The city of Ann Arbor committed almost
$10 million to a new ozonation facility for its
water plant, but the money will be flowing out
of tenants' pockets as well.
- As a reflection of increased water rates,
students will probably see a rent hike within
Ihe next few years.
The city plans to pay for the new facility -
which will cleanse the water supply of disease-
eausing organisms - by raising water rates
over the next three years.
" Currently, the city charges $1.18 per unit,
which is 100 cubic feet of water or 748 gal-
Ions. Harvey Mieske, water department super-
intendent, said by the end of the project the
eost will rise to about $1.68 per unit.
Councilmember Larry Hunter (D-1st Ward)
said this increase will hurt some of Ann Ar-

bor's poorer citizens.
"Every time we add to the water bill ... for
some people, every penny of every increase
really affects them," he told the council Nov. 2
when the resolution passed.
Liz Fanta, director of billing for the Ann
Arbor Water Department, said the average an-
nual bill for a four-person family is approxi-
mately $496 for water and sewer. A person
living alone in an apartment pays approxi-
mately $124 a year for water and sewer.
Fanta said department figures indicate peo-
ple consume about 83 gallons per day, at a
daily cost of 13 cents. Fanta also said a12-
minute shower with an average shower head
costs about a nickel for water.
When the project is finished, Fanta esti-
mated water would cost about $69.35 per per-
son each year. If the sewer charge stays at the
current level of $1.92 per unit, the total cost

per person is more than $147 per year.
This $25 increase would also affect area
Philip Hunt of Prime Student Housing said
many variables factor into determining new
"Anything that would affect the cost of op-
eration we would take into consideration,"
Hunt said. He added that rents for next year
have already been set.
Terri Leirstein, property manager of Wil-
lowtree Apartments, said she anticipated an
increase in water rates.
"We have taken water-saving measures and
rents have already been adjusted anticipating a
10 percent increase in rates," she said.
Leirstein also said the complex spends
about $20,000 per year on its water bill and in-
creased the water expense in next year's

"I don't anticipate raising rents during the
term of someone's lease," she added.
Hedger Breed, the Tower Plaza property
manager, a condominium group primarily
housing students, said the management will
add to their monthly fee if water rates rise.
"If water rates go up, they will certainly be
translated into increases in apartment associa-
tion fees," he said.
The association fee at Tower Plaza is cur-
rently a flat fee of $190 per month which will
go up to $193 in 1993, partly due to water rate
Tower Plaza spends about $60,000 on wa-
ter and sewer every year, less than 10 percent
of its total budget.
Breed said that because of the weak renter's
market, most landlords will probably absorb
the cost of increased water rates for a while un-
til the market gets stronger.


Student groups
U AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power, meeting, EastEngineer-
: ing Building, Baker-Mandela
Center, 7:30 p.m.
meeting, Hillel Foundation,
, 1429 Hill St., room 4, 7 p.m.
Q Circle K, club meeting, Michi-
ganUnion, room2209, 7:30p.m.
0 Institute of Electrical and Elec-
tronics Engineers, technical
luncheon, Electrical Engineer-
ing and Computer Science
Building, room 1311, 12:30-
1:30 p.m.
U Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, Natural Re-
sources Building, room 1040, 7
U Israel Conference Day, meet-
ing, HillelFoundation,1429 Hill
St., room 1, 8 p.m.
C Islamic Circle, meeting, Michi-
gan Union, 3rd floor, 6 p.m.
0 Korean Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Welker Room, 7 p.m.
U Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation,Parish Pastoral Coun-
cil, 7 p.m.; Rosary, 7:30 p.m.;
SaintMary StudentChapel, 331
Thompson St.
U Pro-Choice Action, meeting,
MLB, room B 137, 7:30 p.m.
b TaiwanTable,meeting, Taiwan-
ese American Students for
Awareness.East Od room64.

8:30-10 p.m.
Q Undergraduate Psychology So-
ciety, meeting, Mason Hall,
room 2408, 8 p.m.
Q Annual Food Drive, Bryant
Community Center seeking food
donations until November 20,
drop off donations at Bryant
Community Center, 3 West
Eden Ct., for more information
call 994-2722.
Q "Focus on Michigan," photog-
raphy contest, City of Ann Ar-
bor Parks and Recreation
Department, accepting entries
until December 1, contact Irene
Bushaw 994-2780.
Q Food Drive for Emergency
Shelters, People's Food Co-op,
212 N. Fourth Ave., collecting
until December 1.
U Great American Smoke-Out,
University Students Against
Cancer, Angell Hall, Fishbowl,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Q "Imperial Mint: The Issue of
Authority," Brown Bag Lec-
ture Series, Lane Hall, Com-
mons Room, 12 p.m.
Q "Tough Love,"Jewish Feminine
Discussion Group, Hillel Foun-
dation, 1429 Hill St., 7 p.m.
Q Native American Storytelling,
Native American Month, Mary
Markley Residence Hall, check
room at front desk 7 n m.

partment of Chemistry, Chem-
istryBuilding,room 1640,4p.m.
U "Problems Within the Prison
System," lecture, Women's In-
ternationalLeague for Peace and
Freedom, Michigan League,
Emerson Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q Russian Tea and Conversation
Practice, Slavic Department,
MLB, 3rd floor Conference
Room, 4-5 p.m.
Q "Study in Russia and other
Successor States through the
American Collegiate Consor-
tiumExchange," meeting, Lane
Hall, CREES Reading Room
202, 4 p.m.
Q "The Killing Floor,"film, MLB,
room 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Q U-M vs. OSU Blood Battle,
Pendleton Room, 12-5:30 p.m.;
Ballroom, 2-7:30 p.m.; Michi-
gan Union.
Q "Undiscovered Innovations in
Korean Art and Culture," lec-
ture, Korean Students Associa-
tion, Rackham Building, East
Lecture Room, 4-6 p.m.
Student services
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, lobby, 763-
WALK, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psychology, West Quad, room
K210, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Q Safewalk Safetv Walking 'r-

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