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2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 10, 1994

Congressional change may

impact 'iL
Support to higher
education often
bipartisan, 'U'
lobbyist says
Daily Staff Reporter
For Democrats, Tuesday's elec-
tions had a significant impact on the
party - an end to their control in both
houses of Congress. The University
also had high stakes in the election,
but the impact of the vote is unclear
for now.
"Obviously the individuals we
work ith will change in terms of the
positions they hold," said Associate
Vice President for Government Rela-
tions Thomas Butts, who oversees the
University's Washington office. "The
majority party selects the committee
chairs, appoints the staff, sets the
Butts said it is important for the
University to have Michigan mem-

' federal
bers of Congress in key leadership
"Our Republican members are
relatively junior," Butts said, "and if
they use the seniority system that will
mitigate against getting committee or
subcommittee chairs."
Butts said one of the University's
concerns in Washington is investment
in education through student assis-
tance programs. "That's not a parti-
san concept. Republicans and Demo-
crats alike believe in those principles.
How they go about it differs," he said.
This difference, however, may
have a large effect on the University
and its students.
The Republicans' pledge to cut
spending may mean less funds for the
University. "What is affected are the
programs of research, of education,
as well as housing and the environ-
ment," Butts said.
Vice President for University Re-
lations Walter Harrison said, "I think
it's pretty clear the Republican 'Con-

tract with America' will mean it's
going to be unlikely we'll see a lot of
new money available for us. It's go-
ing to be a new world, I guess."
But the University will not sit qui-
etly if Congress proposes to cut funds
to higher education. "Obviously, we'll
let people know the effects of pro-
posed changes to the University,"
Butts said.
For the most part, Butts said sup-
port for higher education has been
bipartisan. "We've seen an increased
dependence on student loans over
grants and I expect that trend to con-
tinue if not accelerate in the new Con-
gress," Butts said.
The University will still have a
voice in Washington since all incum-
bent members of Congress from
Michigan won re-election, Butts said.
"We hope all members of the del-
egation, whatever the party, are look-
ing out for the interests of the state of
Michigan and all of higher educa-
tion," Butts said.

Continued from page 1.
ency and, at the bottom, relatively
invisible candidates," he said.
Statewide, voters went over-
whelmingly Republican, choosing
former state party chair Spence
Abraham as Michigan's next U.S.
senator and Candice Miller as secre-
tary of state, ousting six-term incum-
bent Richard Austin. Attorney Gen-
eral Frank Kelley was the only top
Democrat to win.
Republican leaders were not dis-
appointed with the low gains in the
"The Michigan Legislature, the
past two years, was very productive,"

Taylor said. "The voters are pleased.
They said to the incumbents: You did
a good job."
Hillegonds pledged to run the
House in a spirit of bipartisan coop-
eration with open debate and problem
solving, which characterized the split
session for the past two years.
He also said he would continue to
advance the Republican agenda. Re-
structuring business taxes including
the single business tax, continuing to
streamline government and taking an-
other look at schools of choice and
charter schools would all be addressed,
Taylor said.
She added that infrastructure im-
provements, which may require a gas
tax, would also get some attention.

Taylor said Engler's support
stretched to the legislative races, in
the form of overall approval for the
state's direction.
"(The voters) felt the Legislature
enjoyed the same bout of approval,"
she said. "They viewed Engler posi-
tively and the Legislature positively
and everyone was returned."
Traugott said many House districts
are not very competitive, because of re-
districting. "There's a large number that
are safely Democratic and large number
that are safely Republican," he said.
University senior and Democrat
Daniel Cherrin ran into this problem.
He lost his bid for the state House with
40 percent of the vote in a highly
Republican district.
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Continued from page 1
lower taxes are superior to social-
Kollman said thearesults come
from changing political views in the
South and general unease across the
"The vote was a repudiation of
Clinton," he said. "Voter anger and
Republican energy about this particu-
lar race definitely favored the GOP.
"Conservative change-over in the
South is indicative of a trend that has
been going on for a long time, a trend
that is part of a process that may
endure. However, this is not seen in
other areas," Kollman said.
"In places like Michigan and Cali-
fornia, they are not going to stop
being competitive two-party states,"
he continued.
Mike Pokrywka, co-chair of the
University's College Democrats, said,
"This was a wake-up call to politi-
cians. People are saying, 'We're sick
of gridlock, we'll boot you out.' This
is democracy at its finest. Unfortu-
nately, it's at the Democrats' ex-
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"I'm really excited," SNRE sopho-
more Jessica Levine said. "I'm so
sick of those lines."
While some students are enthusi-
astic about the new CRISP system,
some remain skeptical.
"I think I'll be more nervous when
I can't physically see what I'm do-
ing," said LSA sophomore Dahlia
Fredericks. "I might try it, but I know
that the next day I'll be down there
making them give me a printout of
what I just did."
In an attempt to prepare current
students, the Registrar's Office will
publish detailed instructions in the
winter time schedule, which will be
available tomorrow outside 1419
Mason Hall. In the future, telephone
registration will be incorporated into
the summer first-year student orien-
"There is a step-by-step descrip-
tion in the time schedule, like here's
what you dial, here's what you press,"
Kessler said. "It's very straightfor-
ward, very easy, but there will be

someone here all the time to help."
Kari Schlaff, an Eastern Michigan
University sophomore, has experi-
enced some problems in her school's
telephone registration.
"Sometimes it's hard because
classes will be filled and you'll 0
sitting on the phone with these
course guides trying to figure out
what you're going to take," Schlaff
said. "You definitely need to have a
few different schedules in front of
you just in case."
The Registrar's Office has been
testing telephone CRISP for more than
a month on various staff members.
While 128 telephone lines will
open for CRISPing students, the p.
sibility of busy signals remains a con-
Assistant University Registrar
Thomas McElvain has been involved
in the recent testing and believes the
system will be a success.
"First, it is very easy to use. In
testing, we worked with as many pos-
sible conditions in a student's schedu!-
as we possibly could," he said. "V
worked with multiple lines ringing. The
system has no major problems."




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you everything," he said.
Stressing that one-night problems
can have tremendous consequences,
Green told the audience that being
educated on what alcohol does to a
person, having the willpower to control
one's drinking and making good choices
are very important in avoiding trouble.
"Be prepared. Know all the things
you possibly can," was one point
Green stressed.
For many people, the alcohol they
consume when they go out is not what
really draws them to parties as much
as the anticipation of having a good
time, Green said. People look for-
ward to the "excitement of the party"
more than the taste of the alcohol.
He added that the alcohol-induced
state of mind is what students seek
and that is the same thing that gets
people hooked. He said addiction is

an invisible force a person only feels
once they are already held by it, com-
paring it to the undertow of an ocean.
Drinking games, advertising and
drinks with sexually suggestive names
were also mentioned as Green tried to
point out that the fun associated w'
alcohol consumption is often not
worth the effects of people's actions
when they are under the influence.
"On the bottom of the alcohol
(bottle) it says proof, not prove your-
self," he said.
Students felt Green's incorpora-
tion of personal experience was a
strong element of his presentation.
"His personal experience made
everyone listen a little better," sa
Megan Raftery, a member of Alpha
Chi Omega sorority.
"I thought that it was really good
that he thought drinking wasn't to-
tally wrong, just that you need to do it
in moderation," said Anne Bratzel,
also a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

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