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Fag 4'- The Mchiganj Daily thursday, May 26, 1983
Shrimp, not burgers,
dorm fare for guests

By JAYNE HENDEL
This summer while University studen-
ts in West Quad Dormitory are
stomaching burgers and fries, guests in
the "Mosher-Jordan hotel" are dining
on fresh shrimp, crabmeat, and bran-
died cheesecake.
The 10-by-10 cell-blocks in University
residence halls that students call home
during the school year have been tran-
sformed into plush hotel suites com-
plete with maid service.
MORE THAN 13,000 visitors, in-
cluding middle-aged business
executives and 12-year-old tuba
players, will enjoy the luxury of the
revamped dormitories this summer.
The deluxe accomodations are part of
a 10-year University tradition of renting
dorm rooms to groups sponsoring con-
ferences, workshops and athletic cam-
ps during summer months.
The income from the hotel-dormitory
business helps to offset housing costs
for students during the school year,
said Nancy D'Angelo, conference coor-
dinator in the University's housing of-
fice.
The most expensive rooms, at Baits
and Cambridge house, cost $55.00 for a
room and three meals.
GUESTS PAY an average $25 per
night for a single room in an unchanged
University dormitory, which is $15
more than students enrolled in summer
school are charged for a room in West
Quad.
"The more money that comes in

during the summer, the more students
prosper from the conference business,"
D'Angelo said.
D'Angelo said it is exciting to see the
"over-40's" crowd who participate in
the 62 conferences on campus enjoy
being in college again. "The first day
the business men come in three-piece
suits and attache cases, but by the third
day they go to their seminars wearing
cut-off shorts," she said.
THERE ARE also 20 athletic and
band camps which take over South
Quad for one-week stints throughout the
summer including the vooular
cheerleading camps which begin in
July.
Betsy Barbour Residence Hall spon-
sors an annual international conference
for gifted children which also stsrts in
July. The dormitory will take
precautions for this group of pint-sized
visitors, by disconnecting the elevators
in the building, D'Angelo said.
"A few years ago, children attending
the gifted conference got bored and re-
wired the elevator in East Quad, where
they were staying at the time, so
precautions are made for that," she
said.
While most hotels police guests from
"borrowing" items from their room
such as towels or soap, D'Angelo said
she encourages visitors to take
souvenirs. "I'd like them to take a glass
or soap (with the University's emblem
on it.) It's good P.R.," she said.

University loses financial
aid battle out-of-state

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
U.S. aide killed in El Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP)-An American military adviser
was shot four times in the head and killed in San Salvador yesterday,
President Alvaro Magana's top aide said.
Navy Cmdr. Albert A. Shaufelberger was shot near the Central American
University on the western side of San Salvador, Francisco Jose Guerrero,
Magana's top aide, said.
A U.S. Embassy official, who asked not to be identified, confirmed the
slaying, but refused to give any details.
The Navy officer was rushed to a hospital but apparently died on route,
Guerrero said.
Shaufelberger was slain about 6 p.m., but Guerrero said he had no infor-
mation on who the killer or killers were. Shaufelberger was serving as an
adviser to the Salvadoran navy. He was one of 55 military advisers the
United States is providing the Salvadoran armed forces, who are fighting
leftist guerrillas.
Committee passes school aid bill
LANSING-The House Appropriations Committee yesterday ap-
proved a $200 million increase in aid to local school districts next year, a
figure nearly the same as GovJames Blanchard's recommendation.
"I think it shows the governor is very sincere in his statement that
education has a high priority in his administration," said Rep. James
O'Neill, the Saginaw Democrat who chaired the school aid subcommittee.
The bill contains a formula assuring school districts will receive at least
$2,098 per student in combined local revenue and state aid, if they levy 30
mills-about the statewide average.
That represents a spending hike of about $150 per student over last year.
Senate approves MX missle
WASHINGTON-The Republican-led Senate gave new life to the MX
missile yesterday by voting 59-39 to approve President Reagan's plan to
store 100 of the weapons in existing underground silos in Nebraska and
Wyoming.
In an important congressional victory for Reagan, the Senate endorsed a
report by a presidential commission on the MX and freed $625 million for
developmentand flight-testing of the missile.
Eleven Democrats joined 48-Republicans in support of a resolution iden-
tical to one approved 239-186 Tuesday in the House.
Congress had withheld the funding last December when it rejected
Reagan's now-abandoned "dense pack" basing plan and ordered him to
develop a new one.
But a procedural snag means the House will have to vote on the MX
resolution again today. The version passed the Senate, though textually
identical to the one passed by the House, carries a different bill number.
Under the rules of Congress, the two houses must pass identical measures -
including numbers.
Sens. Edward Kennedy, (D-Mass.), John Glenn (D-Ohio), Carl Levin (D-
Mich.), and other Democrats argued unsuccessfully that the intercontinen-
tal missile would be destabilizing to the superpower nuclear balance and be
vulnerable if placed in existing minuteman missile silos.
Reagan fires 3 Civil Rights
Commission members
WASHINGTON - President Reagan, in a move that drew immediate fire
from major civil rights groups, fired three members of the U.S. Commission
on Civil Rights and replaced them yesterday with three conservatives, in-
cluding a man who once called for the panel's abolition.
Reagan, who failed in the face of Senate opposition last year to significan-
tly alter the composition of the commission, said he will nominate New
York lawyer Morris Abram, Washington law professor Robert Destro and
California political scientist John Bunzel to the advisory panel.
All three nominees are officially Democrats, but their views closely
parallel Reagan's on such controversial matters as affirmative action and
busing. They would replace Blandina Cardenas Ramirez, Mary Frances
Berry and Rabbi Murray Saltzman, all of whom have criticized Reagan's
policies.
House passes youth job bills
LANSING-The House yesterday approved the first two measures setting
up Gov. James Blanchard's Michigan Youth Corps after first voting to
protect a politically sensitive fund to purchase state lands.
The youth corps program is designed to directly provide 25,000 jobs this
year. Another 35,000 youth jobs will be created through the federal CETA
program.
The key measure funding the program was approved on a 72-32 vote after
lawmakers voted to use money from the Kammer Recreational Land Trust
Fund only as a last resort to fund the program.
Still awaiting action was the main piece of legislation in the package.
Under the funding bill as approved by the lower chamber, up to $16 million
will go to the summer jobs program from unspent state money. If less than
that is available, money expected to remain as a state surplus will be used.

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released last week.
A drop in black students from 6.9 to
5.2 percent puts the Univeristy
significantly behind other institutions
of comparable size.
SEVERAL University ad-
ministrators said the drop in black
student enrollment is linked to insuf-
ficient financial aid programs.
Most black students who attend the
University are from low income
families, Grotrian said. While the
University was nationally recognized in
the late 1960s and '70s for minority
student recruitment, today other in-
stitutions have much stronger
programs.
University President Harold Shapiro
said what is needed now is "newer and
better ideas," which can make the
University a front-runner in man-
taining a diverse and high quality
student body.
BUT DECREASED funding from the
federal government coupled with high
tuition - an estimated $10,000 a year
for out-of-state students, which is the
highest of any public school in the
nation - threatens the University's
ability to attract a diverse group of
students.
A committee was formed in April to
review undergraduate financial aid
programs to determine if more alter-
native funds for out-of-state students
are needed.
The Task Force on Undergraduate
Student Aid headed by Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Provost Billy
Frye is similar to committees that have
existed for several years at other large
institutions.

HIGHER EDUCATION Prof. Jim
Miller, who is also a member of the task
force, said the group has met three
times this spring to decide how to
evaluate the University's financial aid
programs.
The task force will meet again in the
fall to determine if a permanent com-
mittee will be formed next year, Miller
said.
"The task force isn't beginning (to
review financial aid programs) with
any preconceived ideas," Miller said.
"But it is a general review brought
about by the awareness that most large
universities have a permanent un-
dergraduate financial aid advisory
committee."
THE UNIVERSITY has not felt a
need for such a committee until
enrollment problems in recent years
have pointed to the financial aid office,
Zimmerman, the associate director
said.
In addition, the University will offer
170 minority scholarships both in-state
and out-of-state minority students this
fall, said Gilbert Oswald, the Univer-
sity's scholarship coordinator.
,The scholarships will help draw more
minority students to the University, he
said.
A Minority Achievement Award
created this year will offer $750 to
Michigan residents and up to $1,500 for.
non-residents. The University also in-
creased funds for The National
Achievement Program for Outstan-
dingg Negro students which would
award $250 to $2,000 to black freshmen
depending on the student's financial
need.

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