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WJJX may begin
transmission over
cable television

As college costs increase
each year, financial aid has
become more important for
many students. The pie
charts below compare the
amount of total aid to
students distributed by the
Office of Financial Aid and
the sources for these funds.

Regents debate status of
'U' financial aid system

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by Saloni Janveja
Daily Feature Writer
Who ever said radio was only in-
tended to be heard?
If all goes as planned for student-
n radio station WJJX, University
ousing residents may be able to
pick up broadcasts through the
dorms' forthcoming cable system.
Currently, WJJX is an AM carrier
current station broadcast to radio
transistors through phone lines. The
station is only available in the resi-
dence halls.
The station hopes to broadcast
through cable FM in the fall to com-
bat reception problems. Gwyn
Hulswit, LSA junior and program di-
rector for WJJX, said electrical ap-
pliances in the dorms often cause
"If you had your radio right by
the phone, you could pick up our sta-
tion quite well," Hulswit said. "But
if you had too much electricity
around you, you might distort the
waves, which is why carrier current
has problems..
Hulswit added that since many
dorm residents use hair dryers, re-
frigerators and computers on a regu-
lar basis, she is convinced a change
is needed.
While no contract has been
signed, Hulswit said informal talks
have lead ier to believe that WJJX
will be a part of the new cable sys-
tem. "Although we don't have any-
ing in writing, as far as conversa-
tions go, it will be in place," she
The station operated as WRCN
from the mid-70s until about 1980,
when its call letters were changed to
WJJX. In 1987, the station was
closed after students protested racial
jokes made during a late-night
broadcast. WJJX was reinstated, but
with minimal funding.
In addition to its plan to switch
transmission systems, WJJX has
made other internal changes.
Brady Nemmers, LSA first-year
student and publicity director for
WJJX, said the radio station has
many new faces.
"We've got a whole new staff
this year," Nemmers said. "We've

had a total change of management in
the last six months. The people that
are here now want to be here and are
really excited about what's going
WJJX is not allocated a budget of
its own. Instead, it shares funding
from the Campus Broadcasting
Network with FM station WCBN.
WCBN is responsible for allocating
all funds to both stations.
"Right now, we're paying for the
phone loops to the dorms,"
Nemmers said. "But it's no longer a
practical way to broadcast."
Under the proposed changes, stu-
dents will receive broadcasts in two
ways - on an FM station and on an
information channel screen on cable
Although the switch to cable FM
broadcast would not occur until next
fall, WJJX management has already
implemented other changes.
Nemmers said the kickoff is set
to take place the first week of
March, at which time students will
be able to hear WJJX broadcasts in
the MUG commons area at the
Michigan Union.
"We will be broadcasting live
from the Union on March 5, 6 and
7," Nemmers said. "From then on,
students will be able to listen while
they're eating."
Nemmers said WJJX's current
musical rotations center on the alter-
native - with '80s retro shows dur-
ing lunchtime. However, the station
plans to survey students to solicit in-
put on their musical preferences.
Hulswit said WJJX is implement-
ing these changes in order to both
broaden its base of listenership and
become more responsive to the stu-
dent community.
She stressed that the station is run
for and by University students.
"We like to (be thought of) as
students running a radio station for
students, which explains why we're
only in the dorms and will remain
that way," Hulswit said. "We are
there for the students."


by Nate Hurley
Daily Administration Reporter
The University Board of
Regents added its voice to the de-
bate about college financial aid on
the local and national levels dur-
ing its meeting yesterday.
Thomas Butts, associate vice
president for government affairs,
made a presentation about the fi-
nal report of the National
Commission on Responsibilities
for Financing Postsecondary
Education. Butts is a member of
the bipartisan committee looking
into proposals through which
Congress may improve student fi-
nancial aid.
University President James
Duderstadt showed support for the
work being done in Washington.
"I think the University and
higher education are well repre-
sented right now. (Rep.) Bill Ford
(D-Ypsilanti) is really 'Mr.
Education' in Congress," he said.
During the 1980s, higher edu-
cation costs rose almost 50 per-
cent. Government grants de-
creased 2 percent and government
loans doubled during the same
period, Butts said.
University sources took on the
responsibility of financial aid, in-
creasing their contributions more
than 200 percent.

The report outlined ways to im-
prove financial aid for college stu-
dents. These are:
to ensure that all eligible
students receive Pell Grants at au-
thorized levels, recommended to
be 75 percent of the average cost
of tuition at a public university;
to create tax incentives to
encourage college savings and al-
low penalty-free withdrawals from
Individual Retirement Accounts to
pay for college; and,
to convert the Federal
Perkins Loan Program to a grant
The regents debated the causes
for the increase in higher educa-
tion costs.
Duderstadt said since state and
federal government contributions
to financial aid have decreased,
the University must make up the
difference by raising tuition.
The rise in University costs is a
couple of points above the
Consumer Price Index, Duderstadt
He explained the increase say-
ing, "As the knowledge base ex-
pands, the nature of education
Duderstadt attributed the cost
increase to the quality of educa-
tion provided. "We are not teach-
ing in a high school here," he said.

Regent Philip Power (D- Ann
Arbor) pointed out that people can
no longer work their way through
college. "We've lost that. That's a
big loss," he said.
Regent Nellie Varner (D-
Detroit) said student loans allow
students to pay their own college
"If you get a loan and pay it
back, you are paying your way
through college," Varner said.
Regent Shirley McFee (R-
Battle Creek) proposed more in-
centives for families to begin sav-
ing early for college.
"You don't get a tax deduction
for the tuition you pay for your kid
to go to college," she said.
Duderstadt disagreed.
"Such programs as tax benefits
or low tuitions is in reality subsi-
dizing the wealthy. That is a
highly regressive setup," he said.
Director of the Office of
Financial Aid Harvey Grotrian
outlined the University's current
financial aid system for students.
The typical student receiving
financial aid receives a combina-
tion of University grants, scholar-
ships and parental contributions
which make up the "equity level"
of $6600.

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Federal Sources
University Sources
[I] State Sources
Source: Office of Financial Aid

'Smile Exercise'
Four women participate in an exercise regimen developed by University researchers and intended to improve
seniors' range and motion. The women work out at a senior citizens' center in Van Buren Township.

by Will McCahill
Daily Crime Reporter
University Department of Public
Safety (DPS) officers arrested a
male University student on a charge
of stalking a female University stu-
dent yesterday.
DPS officers arrested the man in
the Michigan Union.
The man was put in jail and was
scheduled to remain there until his
arraignment at 9 a.m. today in 15th;
District Court.
DPS Lt. James Smiley said a
warrant was issued for the man's
arrest Feb. 17, after the woman had
reported two incidents of stalking to
police. Michigan state law requiresk
two reports before an arrest
The woman told police she did
not know the man, who had stalked
her twice before on Feb. 3 and Feb.
In the most recent incident, the
man followed the woman into the
Union and down to the MUG area.
The woman told police the man
came within a couple of feet of her
and intimidated her without speaking
to her.
This is the first stalking arrest
made in Washtenaw County since a
law went into effect Jan. 1 making
stalking a criminal offense.


Students hit bars, dorms with condoms to promote safer sex

by Jon DiMascio
and Bryn Mickle
Daily Staff Reporters
Wednesday night, volunteers
armed with condoms and literature
invaded Rick's American Cafe to
0take their message of safer sex to the
r Their effort was part of activities
for National Condom Week, which
began on Valentine's Day and ends
Francie Yourself, who heads
Students Teaching AIDS To
Students (STATS), said area bars
were targeted this year because bar-
goers were more responsive to the
piogram than people in caf6s last
The group planned to visit other

bars by week's end.
Yourself stressed the importance
of AIDS education to students.
STATS volunteers Becky
Crawford, a second-year medical
student, and Brian Weeks, a first-
year medical student, said they were
disappointed by the turnout at the
table they set up at Rick's.
"We expected to hand out about
60 condoms," Weeks said.
"Unfortunately, we only ended up
handing out 20."
"It's free condoms, man. We
have mint-scented, various colors,
and high quality," he said.
Crawford added, "We hear com-
plaints about latex condoms, but
there are alternatives - you just
have to try."

Organizers said they felt the low
turnout might have resulted from the
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. time slot.
"This is too early," Weeks said.
"We'll try doing this after ten next
Weeks and Crawford said they
hope to return their program to area
bars in the spring.
Students at the bar supported this
Christine Smith, a School of
Music senior, said she liked the idea
of making free condoms accessible
to students, but was not planning to
collect samples from the table.
"If people are going to do it they
should be prepared," Smith said.
Fifth-year Mechanical Engineer-
ing student Jason Shugart said he

was going back to the table to
retrieve more free condoms.
He said the condoms were "better
than those latex rubber gloves UHS
hands out to students."
Programs to educate students
were not limited to those students 21
and over.
Peer educators from University
Health Services (UHS) passed out
packets, literature and condoms at
residence halls on campus.
Kelly Maskell, a first-year stu-
dent in the School of Natural
Resources, said she thought people

were paying more attention to signs
posted on residence hall walls.
"I think girls are a lot more ex-
posed to sex in college. There are a
lot more opportunities," said
LSA first-year student Ann
Emiley - who will be traveling to
Florida next week - said she appre-
ciated condom week's proximity to
Spring Break. She said she lost a
friend to AIDS last year, adding that
he had contracted the disease from a
one-night stand in Florida when he
was in college.

Q Critica Issues for Women in
Higher Education, a dialogue
with Catharine Stimpson, Cen-
ter for the Education of Women
and Women's Studies Program,
330 E. Liberty St., Women's
Studies Conference Room, 12-
2 p.m.
U Drum Circle, Guild House Cam-
pus Ministry, 802 Monroe St.,
8-10 p.m.
z Hillel, Orthodox Shabbat Ser-
vices, Hillel, 6 p.m.
U Korean Campus Crusade for
Christ, Christian Fellowship,
Campus Chapel, 8 p.m.
U The Lafayette String Quartet,
chamber concert, Art Museum,
8 pm.
0 Liquid Chromotagraphy-UV
Spectroscopy: A Powerful
Tool for the Polymer Re-
searcher, materials brown bag
lunch. Chemistry Building,

Q Student Awards Presentation
and Reception, School of Art,
Slusser Gallery, 7 p.m.
Q Student Recognition Awards,
final day of nominations, appli-
cations for nominations avail-
able at CIC, NCIC, and SODC,
Michigan Union, Room 2202.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular work-
out, CCRB, Room 2275,7-8:30
Q U-M Bridge Club, duplicate
bridge game, Michigan Union,
Tap Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club,practice,I.M.
Building, WrestlingRoom, G21,
6:30-8 p.m.
Q Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
Conservatory Tour, 1800
Dixboro Rd., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,
2p.m. and3 p.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-

Museum, Information Desk, 2
Q Ballroom Dance Club, CCRB,
Dance Room, 7-9 p.m.
Q Concert, the Boychoir of Ann
Arbor and Ann Arbor Youth
Chorale, Saint Andrew's Epis-
copal Church, 306 N. Division
St., 7:30 p.m.
Q Christian Life Church, Sunday
church service, School of Edu-
cation, Schorling Auditorium,
11 a.m.
Q ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall, Computing Cen-
ter,12-5p.m.;UGLi,Room 120,
5-10 p.m.
Q Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
Conservatory Tour, 1800
Dixboro Rd., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433
Q Proposed Phase out of
Persistant Toxic Substances in
the Great Lakes Basin, spon-






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