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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, July 19, 1980-Page 3
inw iinu Local Scene
Regents approve 13%
fee hike for '80-'81
By MITCH STUART favor of the 13 per cent hike. Regent Robert Regent James Waters (D-Muskegon), like Dunn,
Special to The Daily Nederlander (D-Birmingham) said, "If we don't voted against the tuition hike. "I think there are other
TRAVERSE CITY - University 'Regents yester- raise it, I don't know where we're going to get the things that can be done (besides raising tuition rates)
day increased tuition rates by 13 per cent for the 1980- money." without making any significant reduction in the
81 academic year. Concurring with Nederlander were Regents Deane quality of education."
The tuition hike is one of a series of basic budget Baker (R-Ann Arbor), Paul Brown (D-Petoskey), WATERS SAID HE thought the nine per cent
proposals, including a nine per cent increase in David Laro (R-Flint), and Thomas Roach (D-Saline). salary increase should have been lowered to allow for
faculty and staff salaries, ratified by the Regents at a tuition increase of 10 per cent at most. "The
their meeting at the Interlochen National Music REGENT GERALD DUNN (D-Lansing), however University has to suffer a little now with the rest of
Camphere. said he was not convinced University administrators the public," he said, citing Michigan's high unem-
ALL TUITION RATES will increase by 13 per cent had exhausted all the possibilities for plans that could ployment rate as a prime example of public "suf-
except the Law School's, which will go up 17 per cent, avoid a tuition increase near 13 per cent. fering."
and those of the extension service, which will in- He added, "The cost-cutting measures they're Laro, who voted in favor of raising tuition, warned
crease 10 per cent. talking about should have been decided before the University administrators to crack down on over-
After lengthy discussion, the Board voted 5-to-2 in amount of any tuition increase." See REGENTS, Page 14
University
enrollment
Of blacks

Daily Photo by DAVID HARI
UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS CONTEMPLATE budget decisions at their meeting at the Interlochen National Music
Camp yesterday. From left are: Henry Johnson, vice-president for student services; James Brinkerhoff, vice-president
and chief financial officer; Regent Thomas Roach; and Regent Deane Baker.
Detroit son slow to

continues
to drop
By MITCH STUART
Special to The Daily
TRAVERSE CITY-Enrollment of
black students for fall, 1980 is down 10.2
per cent from the fall, 1979 enrollment,
according to an interim report presen-
ted to the Regents here yesterday.
Meanwhile, however, the number of
expected incoming black freshmen is
up by 2.5 per cent.
THE REPORT SHOWED Asian and
Native American enrollment up about
20 per cent, and Hispanic enrollment
down about 13 per cent.
According to the figures presented to
the Regents, blacks will constitute
about five per cent of the total student
body in academic 1980-81.
The report on minority enrollment
states: "Although enrollment figures
are changing on a daily basis and will
continue to do so for the next several
months, these figures provide a
preliminary view of trends which may
be reflected in the final fall enrollment
figures.
REGENT JAMES WATERS (D-
Muskegon) said he was dissatisfied
with the progress in minority,
enrollment so far.
Waters indicated he feels minority
retention is the key to recruiting new
minority students. "If I was in high
school in Detroit and knew five or six
people who flunked out (of the Univer-
sity) or didn't return for some reason, I
might say, 'Well, I'll just go over to
Western Michigan (University) or
somewhere else."'
However, Waters added he was
plesed-with the new programs presen-
ted in the minority report, and said he
hoped they would substantially in-
crease minority enrollment for next
See UNIVERSITY, Page 13

repair Forest St. wire

By JOYCE FRIEDEN
The violent thunderstorm that swept through Ann Arbor
Wednesday morning inconvenienced many area residents, but
for, one couple it resulted in a particularly distressing
problem.
A few hours after the storm hit, Forest St. resident Davi
Napolean noticed some of the power lines around her house
were down, although still partially connected to the circuit
box outside her house.
"IF THE POWER were to be put on while those wires
were down, it would have been a potential fire hazard and
someone might have been electrocuted if they'd walked on
them ... That's why we wanted to inform Detroit Edison
right away," explained Napolean.

She and husband Greg tried calling the company several
times, finally reaching it Thursday morning. They also
placed another call Thursday afternoon, Napolean said.
"Detroit Edison didn't respond to our complaints,"
Napolean continued, "and at 10 p.m. Thursday they turned
the power back on for the block. The wires began sparking
and smoking."
THE NAPOLEANS THEN contacted the fire and police
departments, and fire department officials cordoned off the
area until Edison officials arrived to cut the lines about three
hours later.
"If they had cut the lines before the power was turned on,
the hazard wouldn't have been there . . . It only took ten
minutes to do once they got here," Napolean said.
fee DETROIT, Page 13

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