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The Michigan Daly.

Vol. XCI, No. 34-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, July 7, 1981

Ten Cents

Sixteen Pages

State tuitions
are bound to
f reports sa

Daily Photo by KIM HILL
COUNCILMEMBER EARL GREENE speaks out on a proposal at last
night's City Council meeting. Members later unanimously passed a
resolution "requesting" the cooperation of state officials in registering
prisoners in Ann Arbor.
Counci ass
state' fo listing
of prisoners

From wire and staff reports
LANSING (UPI) --A survey by the
state Education Department and a
newspaper study reached somewhat
conflicting conclusions yesterday on
the prospects for college tuition in
Michigan, but both agreed it is headed
A study in the Lansing State Journal
concluded tuition and fees at
Michigan's 15 struggling public
colleges and universities will increase
an average of 16.6 percent this fall,
while the education department study
sees a 12 percent increase - smaller
than last year's.
THE STATE survey also showed in-
creases averaging 17 percent for com-
munity colleges and 14 percent for
private institutions - both all-time
The results came just a day-after the
Detroit Free Press reported a survey
showing a 13 percent boost in tuition
and fees is expected at Michigan
colleges this fall.
The increases are attributed to the
public colleges' shaky financial con-
dition, caused in part by reductions in
state aid..
UNIVERSITY OF Michigan Vice-
President for Academic Affairs Bill
Frye said he will recommend a tuition
increase of between 16 percent and 19
percent at the July Regents' meeting.
"I think they (the Regents) will ap-
prove it," he said.
Rising costs will probably require a
tuition increase "higher than at the
other universities," Frye said.
"All institutions are hurting," said
Richard Miller, executive director of

the Presidents Council of State Colleges
and Universities. "I think you're going
to find no institution is going to be
unusually low."
THE INCREASES put further finan-
cial pressure on hard-pressed students
and the State Journal said the state
may not be able to help as many as
1,500 with documented need.
The State Journal survey said studen-
ts at Saginaw Valley State College face
the biggest increase - a whopping 34
Michigan State University, the
state's largest public college, - an-
ticipates an increase in tuition and fees
of #bout 11 percent, it said.
TUITION HIKES will be among the
stiffest in years, the newspaper said.
The state study, based on actual and
anticipated increases, projects the
average tuition for in-state students at
four-year colleges will hit $1,209 this
-fall, up to 12 percent. Last year's in-
crease was 14 percent.
Room and board will be $1,930, up
eight percent, it said.
tuition will average $624, up 11 percent,
it said, while private college tuition will
average $3,173, up 14 percent.
Public school tuition has risen 115
percent since the 1972-73 school' year,
the study found. Public colleges took a
five percent state aid cut this year,
although they will be receiving increase
in the year beginning Oct. 1.
A spokesman said the state survey
may have produced different figures
than the newspaper review since it was
conducted earlier.

Daily staff writer
The Ann Arbor City Council last night
unanimously approved a resolution
which "requests" the cooperation of
state officials in the registering of.
prisoners in Ann Arbor. The resolution
was drawn up by Councilmember
Leslie Morris and Mayor Louis Belcher
in response to the recent public outcry
over a proposed city ordinance which.
would have "required" prisoners and
parolees to register with the city upon
establishing residency in the city and
the subsequent tabling of that
proposition in favor of the resolution,
The resolution points out that while
the city can't regulate the actions of
state officials, they do request their
cooperation in establishing the
whereabouts of ,prisoners residing in
Ann Arbor.
ANOTHER MAJOR change states

that only "prisoners" be required to
register and not parolees as previously
planned. The resolution states that in-.
formation is to be provided to the Ann
Arbor Police Department by the
Michigan Department of Corrections.
This information includes the names of
any persons assigned to the community
residential program or who has had the
limits of their place of confinement ex-
panded and is expected to reside within
the city for five or more consecutive
IN OTHER business last night, the
council overwhelmingly defeated a
proposal which would have allowed two
University groups to conduct a bucket
drive for funds during the Ann Arbor
Art Fair with the aid of sororities.
Council had previously passed a broad
ordinance restricting any form of
See COUNCIL, Page 5

Wh*ile you were away
For a recap of the major local news stories that hap-
pened over the two-week break between spring and
summer terms while the Daily was out of publication, see
Page 6.

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