Ninety-four years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCIV, No. 22-S
The Michigan, Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, July 10, 1984
Out-state tuition to rise 7%1
'U' continues to study
resident tuition levels
By ANDREW ERIKSEN
The tuition levels for most graduate
students and out-of-state un-
dergraduates will increase seven per-
cent next fall under a proposal to be
presented to the University regents for
approval next week, according to Billy
Frye, the University's vice president
for academic affairs and provost.
The proposal for hiking tuition for
medical, law and graduate business
students calls for an eight to ten percent
increase, Frye said.
BUT THE tuition levels* for un-
dergraduate in-state students has not
yet been determined, he said, because
the state wants the University to keep
tuition increases for in-state students
low. The current level is $1,212_per term
for in-staters. The out-of-state student
will face a $200 increase over this year's
tuition of $3,184.
Last year the tuition hike averaged
9.5 percent overall. Two years ago the
increase was 15 percent. If this year's
proposals are approved, it will be the
smallest increase since the University
began having budgetery problems and
began cutting schools and programs in
Administrators are still contem-
plating in-state tuition because it's a
politcally sensitive issue, said Frye. He
added that the University is con-
sidering a range from zero to seven
percent for in-state students.
"THE ZERO'S not a fantasy number,
it's a possibility," said Frye.
The political overtones over the in-
state tuition increase do not appear to
be direct. "I haven't received any calls
or letters from Lansing," said Regent
Thomas Roach (D-Detroit). It appears
that the University wants to send a
signal to Lansing by increasing out-
state tuition more than in-state.
Gov. James Blanchard recommen-
ded last winter that all colleges which
froze tuition receive a 10 percent in-
crease in state appropriations but
those which didn't would receive only
six percent increase. Both the House
and the Senate killed Blancard's plan.
Even though it died, it did have an ef-
fect. Six state-supoorted colleges have
Holy sm okes Associated Press
Dr. Robert Runcie, the Archbishop of Canterbury, inspects damage to the
South Transept of York Minister following a fire there yesterday. The fire,
reportedly started by lightning, totally destroyed the transept's 13th century
Athletic department to help fund
physical education department
... says 'U' must'preserve quality
announced tuition freezes for the fall
term: Wayne State, Eastern Michigan,
Central Michigan, and Western
Michigan Universities and Ferris and
Lake Superior State Colleges.
"ALL OF US are sympathetic to
students and parents about tuition
payments," said Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor). But "the University
cannot cover its costs without an in-
See 'U', Page 2
. The University's School of
Business is about to enter the
computer age - but it will cost
the students. See Page 3.
The recent changes in the ex-
clusionary rule by the U.S.
Supreme Court are criticized. See
* Marcel Marceau is examined
from two different angles. See
Arts, Page 10.
" More Americans are travelling
through Europe than ever before.
See Page 7.
" Michigan diver Bruce Kimball
qualifies for the Olympic team.
See Sports, Page 16.
Hazy, hot and humid with a high
near 90 and a chance of afternoon
By KAREN TENSA
The physical education department, which severed its ties
with the School of Education over 14 months ago, will become
a free standing academic unit funded in part by the athletic
department, Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Provost Billy Frye said yesterday.
"We believe it will be a great improvement academically,"
said Frye. The department is considered to be a "back door"
for athletes whose academic records are too poor to be
admited to other University programs.
ACCORDING TO Frye, the department will no longer be a
part of any school or college and will report directly to him,
instead of the usual procedure of reporting to a dean, under a
proposal to be presented to the University regents this week.
The program, which was originally recommended for a 40
percent cut in its $1 million budget, will receive only a 30
percent slash in its budget. But the athletic department is
stepping in and indirectly giving that 30 percent, or $300,000,
to the program, said Frye.
That money will be funnelled into the University's general
fund budget and then into the program's budget. It is
"roughly equivalent" to the size of the cut, he said.
FOR THE regents to establish this department, they must
first approve a technical change in their by-laws to allow
them to set up a new academic program. If both changing the
by-laws and making it an independent unit are approved,
physical education will be phased in as its own program in
Different proposals had been considered for the fate of the
program, including leaving it in the School of Education,
See ATHLETIC, Page 5