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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 22-S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, July 14, 1983 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Draft-aid link ma

Legislation calling for a repeal of a controversial
law linking student aid to draft registration is expec-
ted to be introduced to the U.S. Senate today, said of-
ficials in Washington yesterday.
Sen. David Durenberger (R-Minnesota) is in-
troducing an amendment to a defense department
spending bill asking to abolish a recent law which
would deny financial aid to male students who failed
to register with the Selective Serivce.
THE PROPOSED amendment will be tacked on the
larger defense bill to increase its chances of being
passed, a spokesman from Durenberger's office said.

"It will'be very difficult to get the bill through and
it looks as if it will be defeated," the spokesman said.
It is unlikely' the amendment will be passed
following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling last
month ordering the controversial law into effect July
THE HIGH Court's ruling overturned a Minnesota
federal judge's decision earlier in June that the law
was unconstitutional.
University students will have to comply with the
law until the Supreme Court can hear a formal appeal
by the Justice Department.
If Durenberger's amendment is defeated, a second
amendment calling for a one-year delay of the law is

ybe cut
expected to be introduced by Sen. Robert Stafford (D-
Vermont), said Thomas Butts, assistant to the
University's vice president for academic affairs in
IF EITHER amendment passes in the Senate,
the law would be blocked, overriding the Supreme
Court's temporary ruling.
The law has been controversial and confusing since
it was signed by President Reagan last September.
University financial aid officials have objected to
being responsible for enforcing federal laws. They
also said the additional paperwork required to check
students' registration status would be a burden.
See SENATOR, Page 2

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON

Quick check
Instead of just soaking up the summer sun and giving their brains a vacation
like many University students do, Peter Riegel, left, and Lineas Baze shar-

pen their wits by timing themselves and playing one game of chess each
minute on the Diag yesterday.

'U' Regents prepare to
vote on new budget plan

The School of Art and the School of
Natural Resources got the bad news
Monday. Art received an 18 percent
budget cut and Natural Resources a 25
percent cut.
The yet unapproved University
General Budget, howeverthas already
reallocated the money to other parts of
the University as part of a plan to shore
up "high priority" areas.
THE GENERAL Fund Budget, also

scheduled for voting today, includes
four million dollars reallocated in the
University's five year plan.
Most of it comes from small cuts
made across the University, but large
chunks of it come from such areas as
the now-closed Institute for the Study
of Mental Retardation and Related
The $4 million is being applied to five
areas which University officials say are
in dire need of more money: aid to
graduate students, new instructional
equipment, library acquisitions, salary

increases, and new development in
academic programs, such as the
Molecular Genetics Center.
ONE MILLION dollars is going
towards increasing salaries five per-
cent. But this increase may be too small
to keep increasingly restless professors
from casting a roving eye on higher-
paying jobs.
Social Work Prof. John Tropman said
"the five percent (increase) is not
likely to bring us on par with the univr-
sities of our caliber." Tropman, who
See REGENTS, Page 5

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