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May 17, 1980 - Image 3

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- The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 17, 1980-Page 3
'U' funding cut 'definite

Gov. William Milliken will issue an
executive order that reduces the state
allocation to the University, State
Budget Director Gerald Miller said
University administrators had war-
ned the Regents Thursday that such ac-
tion was likely.
executive order and it definitely will
reduce the appropriation to the
University of Michigan," Miller said in
a telephone interview late yesterday.
Miller said he expects Milliken to or-
der state budget cutbacks of $75 million
to $150 million within ten days. Miller,
however, could not predict how much
effect those cuts would have on the
education budget.
Meanwhile, the Regents approved an
increase in the student health service
fee to $31.50 per term, an increase of
The increase is the final stage in a
five-year plan that hiked student fees
while withdrawing University general
fund support.
when the state legislature mandated a
separate accounting system for univer-
sity health services statewide, forcing
Michigan colleges to cut their general
fund support.
The Regents passed the plan

unanimously upon recommendation by
Thomas 'Easthope, assistant vice-
president for student services.
In other action yesterday, the Regen-
ts approved two separate plans for
Fuller Road renovation to improve ac-
cess to the new hospital. The double ap-
proval will allow city administrators to
choose the plan which is best suited to
the city's long-term needs.
plan for construction on the Univer-
sity's Flint campus, but some members
of the board expressed dissatisfaction
with the current method of awarding
architectural and construction contrac-
When Acting Flint Chancellor
William Vasse explained the project
status to the Regents, Regent Deane
Baker (R-Ann Arbor) said, "I feel we're
being had here. . . by the system itself
and by the contractor."
Vice-President and Chief Financial
Officer James Brinkerhoff said, "We're
in the business of tightening up the
process (of communication between
architects and the Regents)."
Brinkerhoff said additional review by
executive officers an'd Regents would
be included.
The Regents also passed a resolution
that requires all' future contractors to
explicity inform them if deviations
from the Regents' specifications are

Daily Photo by JIM KR(
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HAROLD Shapiro was the bearer of ill tidings
at this month's Regents meeting. Shapiro told the Regents he expects
University staff layoffs to be necessary to compensate for state budget

Warner gets Nat'l Archives job

University historian Robert Warner
was appointed head of the United States
National Archives and Record Service
Warner, director of the University
Bentley Historical Library, said at a
press conference that he is looking for-
ward to a change after "spending my
whole career almost entirely at the
University." Warner said he began his
Michigan career 27 years ago in a sor-
ting room in the basement of Rackham.
"At that time," he said, "I just wanted
to make some extra money. But I found
I enjoyed the work immensely."
THE NATIONAL Archives contains
governmental documents and presiden-
tial papers in Washington D.C., 11
regional record centers, and six presi-
dential libraries. "The memory of our
past is preserved here," Warner said,
"and it is our responsibility to see that
this is done for future generations."
Warner will assume his position as
national archivist on July 15, replacing
Acting Archivist James O'Neill who
took.. over last August for retiring
James Rhodes. Warner will supervise
an $80 million budget and 3,000 workers.
He said he expects to meet many
challenges, opportunities, and
problems in managing such a large
"I'm not going to go in and make a lot
of changes," he said. "I'd like to see the
agency take a greater role in research
and development with closer ties to
academia." Warner added that he,
would work to "make the presidential

libraries play a more expanded, more 11 scholars, historians and archivists professor, and curator at Michigan
creative role." by a citizens' advisory panel and ap- before becoming director of historical
pointed by General Services Ad- collections. He was chairman of the
"I'M SURE I'm going to learn some ministrator Rowland Freeman III. "Af- planning committee for the Gerald
things," Warner said. "I don't know a ter many interviews, after further Ford presidential library and has writ-
lot about internal administration of ar- ' discussions, and after much soul- ten extensively in the field of history
chives." He said that he expects to face searching,." Warner said, "I decided and achives. He resides in Ann Arbor
problems in trying to preserve to accept the position." with his wife, Eleanor and their two
deteriorating materials. A native of Montrose, Colorado, War- children.
Warner, 52, was chosen from among ner was a teaching fellow, lecturer,
F s)
ive 'U' seholars to research
in People's Republic of China

Five University scholars, selected by
the National Academy of Science, will
study in the People's Republic of China
over the next year and a half.
The researchers, among 50
throughout the country, were chosen
by the subcommittee of the Committee
on Scholarly Communication with the
People's Republic of China on the basis
of individual proposals submitted early
this year, according to professional
associate to the committee Robert
GEGER SAID the proposals were
evaluated on:
" their overall merits;
* the value the research will have in
relation to the field;
* whether the Chinese government
will agree to it; and,

* the relevance the research will
have to Chinese culture, science, and
More researchers were chosen from
the University than any other univer-
sity in the country. They include An-
thropology Prof. and Curator of the
Museum of Anthropology Charles
Brace; Dr. Leslie Corsa, professor of
population planning in the School of
Public Health; History of Art Prof.
Richard Edwards; Yi-tsi Mei Feuer-
werker, a lecturer in the Residential
Collegeo and William Lavely, a doc-
toral candidate in the sociology depar-
tment's Population Studies Center.
Feuerwerker said she plans to write a
critical biography on the life of Ding
Ling, a prominent writer and member
of the Chinese Communist Party, who
was expelled and imprisoned in 1958.

She recently was "rehabilitated,"
Feuerwerker said.
"I HAVE BEEN writing about her
work, but thinking that her career was
over," Feuerwerker said. "I'm hoping
to be able to see her, get some idea of
what her experiences have been, and
also learn more about herhistory."
"I see this (Chinese study) asa great
opportunity, not only to get a better un-
derstanding of this particular problem,
but also to get some sense of what is
going on in China now," Feuerwerker
Brace plans to study human tooth-
size changes in Asia in historic and
prehistoric perspective. He said he
hopes to find evidence to determine
where elaborate food preparation has
been in existence the longest.

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