One hundred seven years ofediftori5l freedom
February 13, 1998
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Engier's budget proposal
ives U' 1.5-percent increase;
egislators express concern
LANSING Gov. John Engler released his bu.
et for fiscal year 1999 yesterday, which includ
ust a 1.5-percent increase in funding for 1
niversity - a disappointment to many Univers
>ficials and state legislators.
Michigan's Department of Management a
udget Director Mary Lannoye, who presented 1
roposal yesterday to a joint meeting of the st
ouse of Representatives and Senate Appropriatic
ittee, said the increase for higher educati
unding will propel the state's spending per stud
y Peter Romer-Friedman
aily Staff Reporter
LANSING - The sounds of legislators
ing 'The Victors!' filled the state Capitol
tate lawmakers congratulated the 1997
ational Championship Michigan football
Fourteen players, including co-captains
on Jansen and Eric Mayes, made the trip to
ansing to receive congratulatory remarks,
peak with legislators and accept a resolution
recognition of Michigan's perfect season.
The team visited both the state Senate and
e House, encountering a number legislators
donned maize and blue in honor of the
erines' National Championship. The
niversity Men's Glee Club and the cheer-
ading team contributed cheers and songs to
e spirited affair.
"It was very, very exciting to introduce the
niversity of Michigan National Champion
olverines," said Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann
rbor). "It was one of the greatest thrills of
y life. It was an honor to have them share
eir victory with us."
e two co-captains proudly displayed the
Ten and National Championship
ssociated Press trophies for the legislators
ho cheered for the players as Brater called
ut their names.
. Some of the players stood in awe, visiting
e Capitol for the first time ever, while oth-
rs could barely hold back their wide smiles
reaction to the standing ovation.
y Diba Rab
aily Staff Reporter
The effects of race on a person's health is
ver-expanding field of study. In light of ma
ecent discoveries in this area, the
enter for Afroamerican and
frican Studies invited David
illiams, associate professor of
4 logy, to speak about "Racism
Health" yesterday afternoon.
"I think this is a very important
rea of research that offers many
hallenges," said Nursing Prof.
ornelia Porter, who attended the lecture.
Using slides and statistics from various studit
illiams discussed many aspects of the relatic
"We're proposing an additional $21.6 million (for
public universities)," Lannoye said. "Our per-pupil
spending will now rank 11th (in the nation), which is
up from 24th two years ago."
But many University officials and some state leg-
islators said they think this proposal does not meet
the needs of state higher education institutions.
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle Creek) said the
amount Engler proposed for increases in funding for
public education will hurt the state's universities that
have tried to keep tuition at or below the inflation
"This proposal is not even an increase that meets
the inflation rate for 1997," Schwarz said.
Schwarz said the trim funding increase could hurt
students, adding that universities could face a 5.5- to
8-percent tuition increase if the proposal is approved.
"All students ought to be concerned," Schwarz
Lannoye said the increases in funding over the
past few years will make up for this year's proposed
"If you look at what we've given the past few
years, it meets inflation," Lannoye said.
The University's Vice President for Government
Relations Cynthia Wilbanks said the proposal did
not come as a surprise, and it will probably not be the
The proposed increase "is about what we expect-
ed and it's the starting point for the legislators,"
State Rep. Mary Schroer (D-Ann Arbor) said
money for University expenditures will be tight,
adding that there are some projects on which the
University needs to focus.
"What's of most concern is the special mainte-
nance money," Schroer said. "We've been fairly
blessed in the past few years."
Wilbanks said the allocations are smaller due to
decreased revenue to the state treasury. "The predic-
tions were based on the amount of revenue made
available for new spending," Wilbanks said.
Under Engler's proposal, public universities in
Michigan will receive $1.46 billion in state aid, of
which the University will receive more than $320
million. Each school will receive a 1.5-percent bud-
get addition, which Schwarz said will hurt smaller
state institutions more than schools like Michigan
State University or the University of Michigan.
"This may disproportionately affect the smaller
schools,' Schwarz said. "One of the problems with
the smaller schools is that they don't have a big
endowment to fall back on. Only Michigan and
Michigan State can fall back on endowments and
shift money around."
While the proposal suggested an increase for pub-
See PROPOSAL, Page 9
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
After decades of cheering for the Michigan football team
from sections located in the southeast side of the Big House,
students may be watching the 1998 season's kickoff from a
new vantage point.
The Task Force on Football Ticket Policies presented a pre-
liminary plan to the Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics last night that will try to ensure full sets of tickets
for all University students who purchase season tickets by
relocating the students' section.
"Students who got split-season tickets for the 1997 season
will be full-season holders in 1998, just like everybody else,"
said Keith Molin, senior associate athletic director. "This
year's design is to provide a ticket for all."
Molin said the current student section may be moved to the
northeast corner of the stadium, a space now occupied by
non-student season-ticket holders.
During the 1997 Michigan football season, more than
3,000 first-year students received tickets to only half of the
team's home games. In November, Athletic Director Tom
Goss announced plans to expand Michigan stadium for the
coming season by about 5,000 additional seats.
"The No. 1 priority for the expansion was for students and
we're trying to make sure than happens," Goss said.
But Goss said all students cannot be guaranteed fu i-season
tickets because it is not known how many students will apply
In addition to creating more stadium spaces for students,
members of the task force cited several reasons for the pos-
sible shift in seats, including the consolidation of students
into one area and the reduction of problems regarding pedes-
trian traffic within the stadium's perimeters.
See STADIUM, Page 9
NA HAN RUFFR8/Daily
Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr speaks in the state Capitol yesterday as a crowd of state lawmakers and football players assemble behind
him. Legislators used the team's visit as an opportunity to take personal snapshots with the Wolverines and an assortment of team trophies.
"It's a blessing, a tremendous blessing"
said Brent Washington, a junior defensive
back. "It gives us an opportunity to be recog-
nized for the achievements we've accom-
plished. Being in the Senate, seeing the sen-
ators - that's a tremendous blessing."
Mayes said he found a paradox in the cel-
ebration. "It's a great irony to be honored and
recognized in the state capital, the home of
the Michigan State Spartans, by the Senate
and the House in Lansing," Mayes said.
Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, who
posed for pictures with legislators and fans
after the ceremonies, said yesterday was one
of the more memorable days of the season
and subsequent celebrations.
"We've had a lot of great things happen to
us this year," Carr said. "Certainly being
honored by the state Legislature is one of the
greatest honors, especially for many of the
players who are from the state of Michigan."
While the celebration was designed to pay
tribute to the team for winning the National
Championship, Carr and a number of legisla-
tors emphasized the importance of education
both for the players and the state.
"I want you to know that as a football
coach and a citizen, I understand the value of
education," Carr told the legislators.
Many legislators, including Rep. George
Mans (D-Trenton), attempted to convey to the
players how critical education is to one's future,
"I just told them I hope they enjoyed the
football experience and that they prepare
themselves for after college,"said Mans, who
See VICTORS, Page 9
s race, health
ship between race and health. For instance,
Williams listed the 15 leading causes of death in
an the United States.
ny "In 13 out of 15 of these diseases, blacks are
more likely to die from these,"
Williams said. "However, rates of
suicide (are) dramatically lower for
the black population than for the
Williams' charts and studies
showed disparities between health
statistics of blacks and whites and
the role of race in health prob-
- z , s.
i t ;
said evidence clearly shows that
See HEALTH, Page 9
The art of the matter
By Sam Stavis
Daily Staff Reporter
Chocolate has historically been linked
with romance, but the connection has
never been confirmed. University nutri-
tion experts are now saying the two are
almost certainly related, making chocolate
an even more appropriate Valentine's Day
Chocolate is more than just a sweet con-
fection, said Paula Herzog, a nutrition spe-
cialist for University Housing. It triggers
the release of several hormones that pro-
duce some interesting effects on the
"There are a lot of reasons people like
chocolate, other than the fact that it's a
delight on the tongue," Herzog said.
"There are things going on that are making
people feel good."
Eating chocolate stimulates the release
of three hormones in the human brain:
serotonin, theobromin and phenylethala-
mine. Serotonin produces a relaxed feel-
GSA senior Shawn Ruben looks through boxes of chocolate yesterday at the Hallmark Gold
Crown store on South State Street. Chemicals in chocolate can prompt hormonal reactions.
"high" produced by opiates, heroin and
This is also the same mixture of chemi-
cals that naturally produces the sensation
nied by an energy rush from the caffeine,
sugar and fat in chocolate. Chocolate
lovers say this combination of effects
brings an irresistible sensation.
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