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Ann Arbor City Council elections are next
Monday, and if students want a say in city
government, they need to get out and vote.

Director John Russell Brown's "Andromache" is
opening at the Trueblood Theater this week.
Laura Alantas previews the performance.

The Michigan basketball team is in the midst of
preparing for its biggest game of the season when
the Wolverines play Kentucky Saturday in New
Orleans.

Today
Partly cloudy;
High 48, Low 34
Tomorrow
Partly sunny; High 44, Low 33

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C incinnati
profressors
protest on
picket hne
by Megan Lardner
Daily Higher Education Reporter
A campus-wide strike initiated by
faculty at the University of
Cincinnati (UC) yesterday brought
professors out of the classroom and
onto the picket lines.
UC members of the American
Association of University Professors
(AAUP) initiated the strike after a
14-hour contract negotiation meeting
with UC administrators Sunday, said
UC spokesperson Jim Dexter.
The meeting ended with no
compromise from either side, and
faculty members "said they had no
choice but to strike.
"We are closing down at least 60
or 70 percent of the university," said
Joel Milgram, a professor of educa-
tion at UC.
Picketers were stationed yester-
day at each of the 36 entrances to
campus buildings. Additionally, 24-
hour picketers were at some en-
trances attempting to deter teamsters
from delivering services to the
university.
Milgram said a majority of the
faculty has supported the strike by
walking out.
In addition to the strikers on the
main campus, 93 of the 100 faculty
members at UC's separate two-year
college also walked out, Milgram
said.
Faculty and administrators have
been discussing the renewal of the
faculty contract since its expiration
last June.
The contract dispute involves is-
sues regarding both finances and
lack of faculty representation on
campus, Milgram said.
Milgram said that while contro-
versy over faculty pay raises played
See STRIKE, Page 2

Legislature may cut
state funding to 'U'

by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
LANSING - State legislators
discussed Gov. John Engler's higher
education budget proposal yesterday
and expressed intense interest in re-
vamping the way state appropria-
tions are distributed.
Atop the list of possible reforms
is a "Student Equity Plan" - a
complicated formula whereby state
appropriations to a school would be
tied to its enrollment.
This proposal would effectively
cut funding to larger state
institutions, especially the University
of Michigan, Michigan State
University (MSU) and Wayne State
University.
Rep. Kirk Profit (D-Ypsilanti),
co-chair of the Higher Education
Committee, asked an Engler admin-
istration economist to do a compari-
son of the unequal funding among
the 15 public schools in the state.
Greg Rovine, a member of the
governor's fiscal agency, said com-
paring the University to a smaller
school like Lake Superior State is
like comparing apples and oranges.
"We have increased funding for
all public schools at the same level,"
he said. "Base funding for public
universities was created nearly 20
years ago. I don't know why it was
created, but it was."
But conmnittee members per-
sisted in getting Rovine to acknowl-
edge what they see as an inequality
in state funding.
Keith Molin, a University associ-
ate vice president and chief lobbyist
in Lansing predicted the "Student
Equity Plan" proposal would not be
adopted this year.
Molin warned that adoption of
the proposal would result in "higher

tuition for students."
Rovine detailed the five areas of
major change in the proposed $1.32
billion Fiscal Year 1994 higher
education budget:
increase for the Tuition Incen-
tive Program - 40 percent from the
current appropriation of $5 million;
increase for the Indian Tuition
Waiver Program - 12.9 percent
from the current year appropriation
of $2.3 million;
increase for the State Competi-
tive Scholarship financial aid pro-
gram of $330,000, funded from
federal funds;
elimination of all funding -
$58,000 - for Michigan's participa-
tion in the Midwest Higher Educa-
tion Compact; and,
consolidation of funding for
the MSU College of Human
Medicine's Upper Peninsula Health
Project into MSU's operations line
item - $673,558.
In total, these minor changes rep-
resent an increase of $2.6 million in
the state appropriation - a 0.2 per-
cent increase overall.
In an ongoing power struggle, the
Higher Education Committee passed
two amendments, asserting the
committee's authority to make edu-
cation legislation.
In previous years, the Appropria-
tions Subcommittee on Higher Edu-
cation has taken a larger role in the
formation of education policy.
Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Ar-
bor), a member of the Higher Educa-
tion Committee, agreed with the as-
sessment that it is a "turf battle."
"What we're seeing is an ongoing
battle to gain power over making
education legislation. This commit-
tee is very limited in what it can do,"
}vers said.

MCC lobbies
for less tuition
by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
LANSING - Everyone
wanted to talk but nobody wanted
to listen.
That is the way most of the
special session of the House
Higher Education committee went
yesterday. The meeting allowed
student members of the Michigan
Collegiate Coalition (MCC) to ad-
dress the committee with their
concerns over the governor's pro-
posed Higher Education budget.
Instead of conducting a dia-
logue on education issues, Higher
Education Committee members -
who do not normally come to
Lansing on Mondays - postured
themselves as supportive of stu-
dents who want to keep tuition
down but constrained by a tight
state budget.
Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann
Arbor), who represents the
University community and is a
member of the Higher Education
Committee, asked committee co-
chair Kirk Profit (D-Ypsilanti)
what the committee could do to
keep tuition down.
Profit said it could do very lit-
tle. He said because of the consti-
tutional autonomy of state univer-
sities, the legislature's only re-
course is to cut funding of those
schools that raised tuition
substantially.
Students complained that the
committee devoted only 45 min-
See LOBBY, Page 2

And the lucky winners are...
Business senior Gregg Moskowitz checks the Athletic Ticket Office to
see if he can purchase one of the 700 seats available to students-300
more than last year. Moskowitz entered the lottery last year and was
unsuccessful, but hit the jackpotthis year.

2nd Ward candidates debate issues
Republican Lumm, Democrat Bach, Libertarian Krebaum vie for seat

by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
If Republican Jane Lumm wins the
2nd Ward council seat next week, she
may not find out for a while.
Shemightbein
New Orleans with C o u n c i l
the Michigan h
men's basketball Q
team. 1
"Myhusband's c
a big basketball e
fan," shesaid. "We S
only missed one 2nd
(tournament) Ward
game last year."
ButbeforeLumm has to worry about
plane tickets and post-game celebra-
tions, there is some work to be done.
She has one more week of campaign-
ing, as do fellow candidates Democrat
Barbara Bach and Libertarian Bill
Krebaum.
The trio is running for the seat va-

cated by Republican Kirk Dodge when
he resigned in February after moving
outof the 2nd Ward. However, Dodge's
term expired this year, and Mayor Liz
Braterappointed
Bach to the seat
last month.
While all of
the candidates
said they think '
the University
adds to Ann
Arbor's charm,
they see differ- .
ent problems
and different Bach
ways to bring the
University into the problem-solving
process.
Lumm said improved communica-
tion between the city and University
would help cooperation.
"I would like to see much more
cooperation up front," she said.

She added that her ward has special
concerns about the Greek system.
"Neighborhoods in the fringe areas
are always trying to improve relations
with fraterni-
tiesandsorori-
ties and I think
that's improv-
ing," Lumm
said.
Bach said
the University
could help the
city keep a eye
on land and
businesstrans- Krebaum
actions.
"We all need to monitor as land is
sold and bought," she said. "It would be
nice if the University watched (the ex-
changes)with us as long as we're watch-
ing it."
Lummsaid,"TheUniversityinmany
instances has a great added value for us

all in the community. The University is
the company in this company town."
Krebaum said the University could
be a player in the city's development of
ho u s i n g
projects, helping
studentsfindoff-
campus housing
in the process.
"It'sveryap-
propriate for the
University to
make some of its
resources avail-
able, presum-
ably for stu- Lumm
dents," he said.
"If there is more University housing,
then there's less pressure on privately
owned. That would help students and
non-students, especially low income."
Krebaum added that the land not in
use could be used for such housing
See CITY, Page 2

History Prof. Sidney Fine, winner of the 1993 Golden Apple Award,
gives his ideal last lecture in Rackham Auditorium last night
Students, alumi flock to
hear Fine's 'lastlecture'

Lawmakers cut Yeltsin's power

MOSCOW (AP) - Lawmakers
undercut President Boris Yeltsin's
power again yesterday and
authorized an April referendum to
I let voters pass judgment on Russia's

might call his own plebiscite, raising
the prospect of two competing
nationwide ballots on April 25.
With the failure of hard-liners to
vote Yeltsin from office Sunday, the

peace and political stability,"
presidential spokesperson
Vyacheslav Kostikov said.
Khasbulatov, Yeltsin's main
political rival, closed the session by

These are some key events
leading up to yesterday's
development in Russia:
March 20: President Yeltsin
declares emergency rule until
April 25, when a referendum
an hA hAld to dAtArminA who

by Michele Hatty
Daily Staff Reporter
For the first time in 45 years
students didn't have to worry
about taking notes during one of

that a professor cannot be good at
both.
Quoting a professor at New
York University who said, "Most
good researchers are not good

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