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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 30-S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, August 2, 1983 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

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Freshmen are wealthier, better educated
By KAREN TENSA and 550 in verbal, compared to 610 and 540 last year. public school in the nation. Tuition for non-resident
In part, the higher scores can be attributed to more freshmen is $3,148 per semester and $1,084 for
University succeeded this year in attracting out-of-state students enrolling at the University, residents.
op-notch freshmen, but as a result, middle to Sjogren said. BETTER SKILLS, albeit a sacrifice in diversity,
come students were squeezed out of the race. TRADITIONALLY out-of-state students have scored are the key to maintaining the quality of the Univer-
ming freshmen will be smarter than last year's . sity's academic programs, said Billy Frye, the
with average SAT scores ranking 20 points higher on SATs, and this year about 33 percent of in- University's vice president for academic affairs and
but students will also be more affluent said coming freshmen are non-residents, a three per cent provost.
ogren, the University's admissions director. rise from last year, Sjogren said. While the University cuts its budget under a cam-
R AFFLUENT students tend to come from "The out-of-state students are coming to the pus-wide plan officials say will save the school $20
-supported school districts," said Sjogren. University with overall higher skills," said Sjogren million over five years, the University risks falling
better-supported school districts have more ac- adding that only students from wealthy framilies can behind competing schools in attracting high-quality
ted and advanced placement programs, which afford the University's sky-rocketing tuition. students.
e higher quality students." Rising tuition, marked by a 9.5 percent increase this But Frye said the higher SAT scores mean the Un-
median SAT scores this year were 620 in math year, ranks the University as the most expensive See FRESHMEN, Page 2

Whiz kids
polish up
computer
skills at
'U' camp
By JACKIE YOUNG
"Learning about computers
seemed better to me than getting
mosquito bites while hiking in the
forest," said sixth-grader Chad
Messer.
Messer is one of 56 students
staying at a different type of Univer-
sity camp this summer, one spon-
sored by the Gifted Students In-
stitute for Research and Develop-
ment.
FOR TWO WEEKS sixth through
ninth-graders come all the way from
Texas to learn about computers,
photography and creative writing.
"We are normal, we like to have
fun," insists 14-year-old Kate Jef-
frey.
See GIFTED, Page 4

Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
Computer games provide a challenge for these children who are attending a two week camp for gifted students. The
camp gives talented sixth through ninth- graders a chance to study computers, photography, and creative writing in

Tradesmen
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agreement
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By DAN GRANTHAM
The University wrapped up its second
temporary contract settlement in less
than a week Sunday, as its negotiators
reached a tentative agreement with
representatives of the skilled trades
workers union.
James Thiry, director of University
personnel, said the University ham-
mered out the one-year pact Sunday af-
ternoon with the Washtenaw County
Building Trades Board, which
represents 320 carpenters, roofers, and
other skilled tradesmen at the Univer-
sity.
NEGOTIATIONS between the two
groups began June 21. The previous
contract expired Sunday at midnight.
Thiry refused to release any details of
the contract, pending ratification by the
members, but said he expects the

members to vote on the agreement
Wednesday or Thursday this week.
Spokespersons for the trades board also
refused to comment.
George Carter, the University's chief
negotiator with the trades board and
the University's assistant director of
personnel, said he thought the tem-
porary agreement would benefit both
sides.
"The contract agreement is a good
one," he said. "Both bargaining teams
worked hard to produce this
agreement. It is a fair contract, both for
the employees and for the University."
University officials recently reached
a settlement with service and main-
tenance workers represented by the
American Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employees, who ratified
their contract ina vote July 26.

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