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tier system that gives the state's 15 public universities
one of five funding floors. The University, which
belongs to the top tier, already is above the $9,000
per-student funding minimum.
"The higher education part looks inadequate to
me, said Rep. John Hansen (D-Dexter), whose
district includes North Campus. "I don't think
cages as a whole will be pleased with the bud-
get."
Although the proposal calls for less of an
increase in higher education spending than recent
years, Lannoye said education "remains the No. 1
priority of Governor Engler and the Michigan
Legislature."
The $38.2 billion total budget calls for a $1.2
billion - or 3.3 percent - increase over this

year's budget. "This is a conservative spending
plan," Lannoye said.
"The January revenue estimates were unwel-
come news," she said.
Many lawmakers agree the higher education
aspect of the budget proposal will likely be the
part most altered by the Legislature.
"There will be some shifting, and we may also
find some new revenue sources. Last year we put
some money from the tobacco settlement into
higher education," said Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith
(D-Salem Twp.), the ranking Democrat on the
Senate Appropriations Committee and a member
of the higher education subcommittee.
But, she added, "I don't know if we're going to
do that this year."
Sen. Harry Gast (R-St. Joseph), who chairs the
Senate Appropriations Committee, said he sup-
ports repealing the tuition tax credit.

"It's presumed by the administration that that
the tax credit goes back to the universities in the
form of a budget increase, so consequently they
are giving it to the people that are educating their
sons or daughters," Gast said. "On that basis it is a
lot more salable than if it was just going back to
the state to use to fund corrections or something
like that."
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle Creek), who chairs
the higher education subcommittee, also supports
a repeal.
Smith pointed out that the governor made the
same proposal to repeal the credit last year. The
repeal, although supported by most Democrats,
was rejected by the Legislature.
"It will definitely be on the agenda and they've

TRIAL
Continued from Page 1
"Attitudes are not genetically
based," Foner said. "They are the
product of a long, long history of
different experiences."
In Foner's recent book about
American perspectives on freedom,
he said, he found that most white
Americans think freedom is some-
thing they have and most black
Americans think freedom is some-
thing they are still trying to
achieve.
"This attitude percolates into
every other aspect of society,"
Foner said.
Kai Richter, attorney for the

Washington, D.C.-based Center for
Individual Rights, cross-examined
Foner, paying particular attention to
the report that Foner was commis-
sioned by the intervenors to pro-
duce for the lawsuit.
Richter pointed out passages in
the report that noted the long histo-
ry of American discrimination
against Asians and worked to
demonstrate that Asians, who are
not beneficiaries of affirmative
action policies, have also shared a
history of exclusion.
Foner said he agreed that there is
some discrimination against Asians
that still exists in today's society
but that it is "considerably less than
in the past."

got our votes," she said.
Senator Schwarz has to
find seven votes."

"So then in this instant
go over to his side and

TESTING
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you're not capable of taking on a
leadership position," Wilt said.
The standardized tests affected do
not include those for medical or law
school, as they are not part of ETS.
A panel will be looking at applying
the new policy to the Scholastic
Aptitude Test, which is a part of
ETS but is owned by College
BW.
egardless of whether the Col-
lege Board decides to go along with
the ETS policy, undergraduate
admissions at the University will
remain unchanged.
"Even though we may get flag-
ging, people who are reviewing the

applications never see it," said
admissions counselor Paul Fincan-
non.
But some people view flagging
positively, feeling that it alerts
admissions officers to the fact that
the student has overcome obstacles
to succeed.
"If that is the case, I don't think
removing the flag will dismiss those
benefits," Ewing said, adding that a
disability will likely show up else-
where in an application.
Grubaugh said she is "less apt" to
see flagging as a positive, as admis-
sions officers aren't legally allowed
to ask a student if they have a dis-
ability.
"It just creates so much discom-
fort," she said.

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panies would always need good writers but now with
the instability of e-business, the job market doesn't
look as good," said Tori Turner, an LSA senior.
Some students have ignored employment
opportunities with internet companies because of
their current financial instability.
"I wouldn't want to work for e-businesses
because they would pay me in stock options, and
stock options don't pay for dinner," said Marvin
Benninghoff, an LSA senior.
Despite the now lethargic growth of most e-
business, some internet based companies contin-
ue to prosper and expand.
Yahoo!, which produces no original material
but simply distributes information and advertis-
ing, still is showing revenues of more than $1
billion a yeat.

Additionally, the popular Internet auction site
eBay nearly doubled its revenue last year despite
the sudden drop in the NASDAQ.
"E-business companies were somewhat of a
fad, and now the good ideas are succeeding while
the bad ideas are failing," Dominguez said.
While some e-businesses are down from their
peak value by as much as 98 percent, many econ-
omists feel there is still a great deal of growth
potential for internet based companies.
E-businesses cut down on cost by allowing
software, customers and other businesses such as
shipping companies to share the work. The Inter-
net's growth potential is considerable when inter-
national expansion is considered. Amazon
already has business centers in Britain, Germany,
France and Japan.
In response to the failure of other internet
companies, dot-coin liquidators such as Smart-
bargains.com and Overstock.com have sprung

up.
These liquidators buy products at discounted
rates that didn't sell from other companies, and
then resell them at near wholesale.
So far, the sagging dot-com economy has had
little impact on University of Michigan students
seeking jobs.
Lynne Sebille-White, assistant director of
recruitment services for Career Planning and
Placement, said, "The number of e-businesses
recruiting this year are about the same, but some
have changed names after merging with other
companies."
The online world suffered a blow in the last
year but growth opportunities and technology
careers are still abundant.
"Internet companies with good business plans
that offer a product that is in demand will still
succeed when they don't over extend them-
selves," Dominguez said.

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"It is useful, but not in the short
term," Schoolmeester said.
Schoolmeester said he believes hand-
held computers are a growing trend.
"I definitely think more students are
getting them. But I don't think they
are using them to their full capacity. I
know I am not," Schoolmeester said.
Rackham first-year student George
Golliday said he sees handheld com-
puters all over campus.
"Every time I go to the library I
see someone open their PalmPilot to
check appointments;" Golliday said.

Like Schoolmeester, Gollidy said he
uses his handheld computer mostly for
scheduling assignments and inter-
views.
LSA sophomore Dhiren Mewada,
who owns a Handspring Visor, said
he does not take advantage of the
capabilities of his handheld comput-
er. But he said he likes using a
Visor computer better than a typical
planner.
"It is more convenient and easier
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