Vol. XCII, No. lOS Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, May 18, 1982 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
ATHLETES TREATED LIKE OTHER STUDENTS
'U' says rules aren't bent
By BILL SPINDLE ter publication of the article that his department uses missions, said the physical education depart
In the aftermath of the Daily's disclosure of several the same admissions criteria for athletes as it does "has become a depository for athletes ... a bac
Unvriyathletes' low admissions scores and the for anyother student. for many students.'
subsequent interest of the national media in the APRIL, the Daily published the anonymous high ATHLETIC department officials said the Un
University's policies, University officials have school grade point averages and SAT scores of sity enrolls athletes with lower academic stan
several current University athletes. A number of because of their minority status.
denied allegations that admission standards are bent them had University recalculated GPAs near 2.0 (on Athletic Director Don Canham cites the U
for athletes. a
a 4.0 scale). and some had composite SAT scores sity's goal of achieving 10 percent mini
The Faculty Senate Assembly yesterday
heard a report on the problems facing
college athletics, by the faculty represen-
tative to the Big 10. See story, Page 10.
Admissions Director Cliff Sjogren-who earlier
described to the Daily the occasional conflicts and
compromises that arise between himself and head
football coach Bo Schembechler over the admittance
of athletes with low academic qualifications-said af-
of about 500 (on a 1600-point scale). enrollment as one of the reasons for admitting these
Although such scores are well below University students. "If that's the goal, (the University) has got
admissions standards, these students were probably to do something about it ... I think it should be more
enrolled in the School of Education's physical than 10 percent," he said.
education program, which has non-competitive ad- Canham added that athletics is especially useful in
missions and requires only a high school GPA of 2.0, aiding disadvantaged students. Athletics is "one way
Sjogren explained recently. That standard is applied of a guy getting out of the ghetto," he said.
to all candidates for admission to the program, he SOME STUDENTS and faculty members,
said. however, dispute the athletic department's claim.
Dave Robinson, the assistant director of ad- "It's hard for me to believe that one or two football
See 'U' OFFICIALS, Page 10
LANSING (UPI)- Gov. William
Milliken signed into law yesterday the
budget-balancing income tax hike it
took him six weeks to push through a
The six-month, one percentage point
increase is expected to raise about $300
million for the state, while costing a
typical family about $70.
DESPITE THE new law's major
significance, the signing was handled in
a low-key, almost off-hand fashion, with
no public ceremony, reflecting the sen-
sitive nature of the issue in an election
A total of five tries, frantic personal
lobbying by the governor and the threat
of a devastating downgrading of
Michigan's credit rating were needed to
convince the upper chamber to change
its mind on the measure.
Ironically, the downgrading came
anyway, only one day after the vote,
raising doubts about the state's ability
to meet its commitments to school
districts, colleges and local gover-
nments this fall.
THE INCOME tax hike was the key
and most sensitive element of the
The others were a $308 million
executive budget-slashing order, wage
and benefit concessions from state
workers and another $50 million in cuts
due this week. In addition, the
legislature adopted a 10 cents-per-pack
cigarette tax hike with proceeds ear-
marked -to ease the state's cash flow
To artsy types they are high culture; to boorish uninitiates they're merely tacky globs of metal. But by any standard,
these are new sculptures in front of Matthew C. Hoffman Jewelers at Tower Plaza.
Battle looms over Social Security
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicsn
leaders told their collesgues yesterday $22 billion reduction in what President Despite the three-year plan's
have a "moral dut" to fd Reagan initially proposed for a military proposal to reduce projected deficits by
bey han in"Soaleuty savins$ver buildup $414 billion over that period, the red ink
billion in Social Security savings over FAEhwvr'tha es ih still would flow at the rate of $16.1
the next three years, but conceded they FACED, however with at least eight stlwodfowathrtef$1.
may lack the votes with an election only Republicans and numerous Democrats billion in 1983; $69 billion in 1984 and
six months away. in opposition to the Social Secuity $39.5 billion in 1985.
"We are right on Social Security and provision, Domenici conceded' it Senator Edward Kennedy, (D-Mass.)
the American people know it,', Sen "probably cannot pass the Senate." and Don Riegle, d-Mich.) were among
Pete Domenici (ple., chairman n. He said the GOP leadership, trying to those opposed to the Republican plan,
the Senate Budget Committee, declared avoid an embarassing defeat, was both trying to restore the full $40 billion
the Senate resumed debate on a 1 hoping to work out a compromise that for Social Security, as well as about
budget plan that also includes $95 could enlist broad support from both two-thirds of the GOP-proposed cuts for
billion in tax hikes through 1985 and a parties. Medicare and Medicaid.