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The MichiganDaily

July 14, 1981

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

'U' officials to
ask 18% rise
in tuition rate

v Daiy Photo by KMm HI'L
Water Nymphs
TWO STUDENTS, Theresa (left) and Sharon, take time out from their busy
summer schedule to enjoy a dip in the fountain of the Michigan Union.
PIR GIM asks Mich.
Union tojoin boycott
of Nestle's products

By MARK GINDIN
Daily staff writer
The University will ask the Regents
to hike tuition for fall by 18 percent this
week. The administration finally
decided on the 18 percent figure after it
announced months ago that it would
seek a tuition increase between 16 per-
cent and 19 percent.
University Vice-President for
Academic Affairs Bill Frye has
recommended that the Regents ap-
prove the 18 percent increase for the
University's Ann Arbor and Flint cam-
puses and a 22 percent increase for the
Dearborn campus.
Tight budgetary problems this past
year and an anticipated reduction in
state appropriations are the major
reasons for the recommended increase,
said Bob Sauve, assistant to the vice-
president.
IF THE REGENTS approve the
recommendation, tuition for resident
freshmen and sophomores will rise to
$808, with juniors and seniors paying
$910 each term. The proposed rates rise
to $2,434 for out-of-state lower division
undergraduates and $2,620 for upper
division out-of-state undergraduates.
The 18 percent across-the-board hike
was decided on last week hy the
executive board, said Sauve. He said
the Regents will not be surprised by the
relatively large increase because they
have known it would be in the range of
16 percent to 19 percent since April.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
said he would not approve the increase
immediately. "I would tend to probe to
determine whether there are any alter-
natives" before voting yes, he said.
"IF I AM convinced there are no
alternatives," said Roach, "to main-
tain the integrity of the school, I would
reluctantly agree to the increase."
Regental approval is "not a rubber-
stamp in this case," said Sauve, and
they will consider the proposal very
carefully. "I just don't know if they will
approve it," he said.
James Brinkerhoff, the University's
chief financial officer, said that
because the state would probably givea
"smaller increase" in its ap-
propriations to the University than
previously believed, a hike in tuition
would "help the general fund break
even." Brinkerhoff said he was not
counting on money the state has
already allocated.
A TWELVE PERCENT increase in
state appropriations was passed by the
state legislature and signed by Gov.
William Milliken earlier this year.
However, "nobody, including the

legislature, believes the money is
there," Sauve said.
Last year, the governor issued an
executive order reducing the state ap-
propriation after the state budget was
passed because the state could not
come up with the money, Sauve said.
"The chances are 99 to one" he will do
the same this year, he said. Hopefully,
he will issue the order by Oct. 1, so the
budget for this year can be planned,
said Sauve.
"Even in the best case, that of a 12
percent increased state appropriation
and an 18 percent tuition increase, we
will not be able to meet all the demands
we should," said Brinkerhoff."It looks
to be a tough year for everybody," he
said.
FRYE, IN HIS recommendation to-
.the Regents, listed the considerations
taken into account when calculating the
increase.
Besides the likelihood of a small in-
crease in state appropriations, Frye
noted the need for the strongest salary
program possible. Only a nine percent
salary improvement program would be
possible under the most optimistic con-
ditions. Realistically, a five percent to
eight percent improvement is predic-
ted, with inflation at a level of 11 per-
cent.
Frye noted the decrease in financial
aid furnished by the federal gover-
nment because of budget cuts in
Washington. General fund support for
student aid will be increased to keep
pace with the tuition hike this year,
Sauve said. However, dollar for dollar
compensation for federal aid lost
through'cutbacks is not possible, he
said.
EFFECTIVE July 1, 1981, a general
six percent salary budget reduction
slashed the salary budgets of all units
at the University, according to a
memorandum included in the recom-
mendation. The reduction should save
$7.7 million in the next fiscal year.
Institutions comparable to the
University also register hikes in tuition,
according to a chart provided with
Frye's memo.
Central Michigan University will
sustain a 15.1 percent increase in un-
dergraduate tuition, while Michigan
Tech has a 20 percent increase and
Michigan State University is con-
sidering an 11 percent increase.
Most private schools range between
14 percent and 19 percent increases ac-
cording to the graph. Harvard Univer-
sity tuition is rising 15.5 percent, and
tuition at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology is rising by 19.4 percent
next year.

By ANN MARIE FAZIO
Daily staff writer
The Michigan Union has become the
target of a campaign to boycott produc-
ts of the Nestle's corporation conducted
by both the Public Interest Research
Group in Michigan and the Michigan
Student Assembly.
PIRGIM and MSA (at PIRGIM's
request) both sent letters to the Union's
director, Frank Cianciola, asking that
Nestle's products be cleared from
Union vending machines and the
shelves of the Union store to protest the
corporation's "immoral" marketing.
PRIGIM DIRECTOR Rick Levick
said the letters to Cianciola were a first
step toward ridding the campus of
Nestle's products.
Levick said PIRGIM is opposed to
Nestle's "force marketing" of infant
formula to mothers in Third World
countries. This practice, said
PIRGIM's letter, "results in an

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estimated one million infant fatalities
annually."
PIRGIM charges that Nestle's is
using deceptive methods to persuade
uneducated mothers to buy its formula.
These people don't know how to use the
formula correctly and many infants are
dying of malnutrition as a result,
Levick said.
"IT'S BASICALLY genocide,"
Levick said, adding that high fatality
rates could be avoided in light of the
fact that 98 percent of all mothers can
feed their children naturally.
MSA Vice-President Amy Hartmann
said MSA sent a letter to Cianciola in
favor of the boycott in order to take a
stand on the issue.
Cianciola said that he wants to wait
until the next meeting of the Union's
Board of Representatives to make a
decision concerning the question raised
by the June 2 letter. That meeting is
See NESTLE'S, Page 9

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