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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 15-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, June 11, 1983
may be less
By CHERYL BAACKE
Tuition hikes for next year may be
less than 10 percent if Gov. James
Blanchard's proposed increase in state
funds to the University is approved by
the House of Representatives, a top
University official said yesterday.
"We are really'trying to see if we can
stay under 10 percent, but no one knows
for sure," said Richard Kennedy,
University vice president for state
THE STATE Senate Wednesday ap-
proved the Governor's $761 million
budget proposal which includes a 9 per-
cent increase for the University. The
increase would be a $13.6 million boost
from last year when the University was
slated to receive $150.2 million.
University officials, however, are
reluctant to make any final decision
about a tuition increase until they are
certain the school will receive the
proposed amount of state aid.
Early this year, Blanchard cut $5.8
million from the $150.2 million the
University was slated for, which has
made some administrators wary.
"WE'VE GROWN a little gun shy,"
said Bob Sauve, assistant to the vice
president for academic affairs. "(State
revenues) are still shaky enough not to
make predictions (about tuition.) "
The University's fiscal year begins
July 1, and ideally, the budget should be
finalized by as close to that date as
possible, Sauve said.
Although no definite action to decide
tuition rates will be taken until July,
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Billy Frye said he may announce a
"possible range" for tuition at next
week's Regents meeting.
UNIVERSITY tuition increased 15
percent last year and 18 percent in 1981.
Blanchard's proposal includes a 9
percent increase for Michigan State
and Wayne State Universities and a 7.5
percent increase for Michigan's
smaller four-year colleges.
The Board of Governors at Wayne
State University yesterday approved a
recommendation by President David
Adamany to keep tuition rates the same
for next year. Adamany said in a
statement released early this week that
the rihool was "promised some relief
by state officials and (Wayne State)
would like to pass on some of that relief
The state budget should be approved
by the House by July 4,Kennedy said,
but until then the University is in a
"state of flux."
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University cuts crisis hotline
By BARBARA MISLE
Joining the list of University departments that are cutting
back on services to save money, the counseling office has
eliminated its 24-hour crisis line (76-GUIDE) for summer.
The move is part of a five-year budget reduction plan
which would save the University nearly $17,000 which in-
cludes cutting the hours GUIDE operates during the school
year and reducing the number of counselors.
UNDER THE five-year plan almost every department and
school on campus is reviewing its services and making cuts
which will eventually save the University $20 million.
The $20 million will be channeled into high-priority areas
such as faculty salaries and new equipment.
THE DECISION to eliminate GUIDE was based on studies
which show that fewer students use the hotline during the
summer, said Vice President for Student Services Henry
During the school year GUIDE receives about 15 calls each
night of which three to four are emergencies. The numbers
drop to one or two calls per night during summer months, ac-
cording to the study.
"Everyone at the University is cutting back," said John-
son. "Where the particular cuts come from is the departmen-
"GUIDE WAS a good choice because it is not widely used
during the summer," he said.
The counseling office must cut its budget by 2 percent, or
$17,000, which is considerably less than other departments in,
student services at the University.
The Housing Office, for example, cut its budget by 22 per-
cent or $665,000 this year, Johnson said.
DROPPING GUIDE for the summer would do the least,
damage to students, said Director of Counseling Services
Harold Korn adding that cuts in the summer are better than
shortening hours during the year.
See BUDGET, Page 2