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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, June 19, 1985
MSU suspends frat over hazing incident
Michigan State University
authorities Monday announced the Turner's action caps a two-week in- The Detroit Free Press reported problem at Central," Owen said. Duquesne hoop stars
suspension of the Kappa Alpha Psi vestigation into the initiation which that Gerald Banks of Detroit and Jeff "When you're talking about $300,000
fraternity over incidents which oc- occurred on May 24. Hilliard of Benton Harbor suffered in severance pay, it's an awful lot of break conduct code
curred during an initiation. Turner would only say that ac- severe burns to their feet during an money and very difficult to justify,"
tivities which occurred during the initiation at Lansing's Potter Park Owen said. Four Duquesne University basket-
i initiation were found to be "incon- May 24. ball players who were cleared of rape
sistent with university expectations After 10 years as CMU president, charges two weeks ago will stand
for a Greek-letter organization.'' The students themselves have Abel will resign July 5. Three days before the school's judicial board this
"We cannot comment concerning declined to comment on the episode later, he will receive a check of week.
Two members reportedlany injuries" sustained in the inciden - Unied Press International $313,388 to cover salary and other The players-junior Emmett
were injured during an initiation lastity said Cherryl Jensen of the MSU benefits for the 1985-86 and 1986-87 Sellers and sophomores Ronnie
month. news bureau. MU hih school years; $23,500 in vacation and Stevenson, Gregory Harrison, and
moth, upninwl ls hog T n w asu CMUafrmln severance retirement pay, and $40,000 in "tran- Eric Compton-waived their right to
Sept.25,1986. vestigation, just an inquiry, so there pay angers House sition" money so he can buy a house have their case heard before a five-
During that period, the fraternity was no formal finding of fault or in- and other things the university member judicial board in favor of a
inthaergizdtsastuetjuries or whatever, she said. A state House committee is angry provided him. hearing with Dennis Golden, the
will not be recognzed as a student No information was immediately about the $313,388 severance payment nd school's vice president for student life
organization and cannot sponsor any available on the size of the fraternity Central Michigan University (D-Detroit) said that "we treat our at Duquesne.
functions or activities on campus. or how long it has existed on the MSU President Harold Abel will receive dents lik lt lik Goldenwill determine how the four
In addition, during the suspension, campus. when he resigns next month. niversityr desndants eroya tQ e should be punished for breaking the
members of tefaent aee-Tecmitemgtrcmed they'e dscedanno campuchol'sstudent code of conduct.
fraternity 'are ex- Jensen said Turner does not know The committee might recommend Elizabeth. We give them a house to
pected to be involved in training and when, if ever, a fraternity has been changes in the Michigan Constitution live in acar, and expenses. He makes-The Pitt News
informational activities to insure that suspended before. to prevent such high payments in the
a similar incident does not occur," In September 1983, MSU placed on future, House Speaker Gary Owen It really annoys me " Collthe .Wed-
said MSU Vice President Moses Tur- probation for one year a fraternity said Monday. eges appears every
ner, whose office conducted the in- whose members posed for a picture "We've had the problem at -Detroit Free Press nesday. It was compiled by Daily
vestigation. with a wide-eyed black puppet. Michigan State and we've had the staff writer Janice Plotnik.
House and Senate differ on state financial aid funding

(continued from Page 1)
sities, said Billy Frye, vice president
for academic affairs.
BILL CARGO, an aide to conferen-
ce committee member Sen. Rudy
Nichols (R-Waterford), explained
that the Senate decided to add to the
House's tuition stabilization fund
because need-based and programs
are already available.
"The Senate just sat down and
thought, 'Hey, let's help
everybody,' "Cargo said.
$athy Wilbur, an aide to Sen.
Wiliam Sederburg (R-East Lansing)
added that while the Senate is com-
mitted to student aid, aid programs
already exist and the Senate felt a
more positive impact could be made
by increasing the Universities
SHE ALSO said that the Senate was
reluctant to appropriate money to
several aid programs not yet passed
by the full legislature.
The House resolution includes
several initiatives such as a new
Michigan work/study program
similar to the federal program. The
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It's a party bonanza, a benefit for
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Senate resolution appropriates some was also unavailable for comment, a
money for the new programs, but at a Naftaly press statement released af-
considerably lower level. ter the Senate's passage of its budget
Rep. Donald Gilmer (R-Augusta), a resolution attacked the Senate plan,
member of the conference committee saying that in light of financial aid
from the House, said the Senate had cuts proposed by President Reagan,
more room to work with than the failing to take up the slack on the state
House, having set aside $10 million level would deny access to low-income
more for highereducation. students.
"IF WE spent more money on tuition Gilmer, on the other hand, said that
stabilization, we would have had to because low-income students are
cut (from the governor's recommen- eligible for aid programs, and rich
dations) from some other area like students don't need financial aid,
student aid. We didn't want to do middle-income students are often
that," Gilmersaid. squeezed from both sides. The Senate
Gilmer added, however, that he proposals would address that
prefers the Senate's budget. "If the problem, Gilmer said.
universities are also going to raise The two houses also differ on the
tuition, you're not going to gain types of aid programs the state should
anything," Gilmer said. support. The House would phase out
The other members of the conferen- tuition differential grants - for
ce committee from the House side, students in private universities - this
Rep. Morris Hood (D-Detroit), and year, and add the $14 million spent
Rep. Dominic Jacobetti (D- last year on the grants to need-based
Neguanee), were unavailable for student aid programs.
comment. THE SENATE would add $6 million
BUT THE House's proposal has got- to the need-based programs, but
ten support from state budget direc- would keep the differential grants at
tor Robert Naftaly. Though Naftaly last year's levels. Cargo said the
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Senate wants to phase out the dif- would review the fund's use the next
ferential grants gradually in order to year to make sure it is spent for what
accommodate students currently it is intended for.
receiving the grants. Gilmer said the House opposed such
Another major difference is in the a move because ifa state recession in
newly-created research excellence the future caused cuts in 'higher
fund, although part of the difference is education, the legislature would be
just in the name. The House would able to cut money from research
call it the name Gov. Blanchard used without affecting the operation of the
in his recommendations last January University.
-the research excellence fund, while THE conference committee met
the Senate would call it the Michigan yesterday for the first time, but ac-
Economic Development Fund. cording to Palmer, it can't make
Cargo says that the Senate voted for major decisions until House and
the name change to give smaller Senate leadership decides on a
universities not equipped for high- "target appropriation" for higher
tech research a chance to get education. It is the conference com-
non-research projects. mittee's job to divide up the money
THE SENATE would also add the witin higher education.
money as part of the state's general Palmer said the delay is due to
appropriations - giving the Univer- delays by the House regulatory and
sity more flexibility on how to use it. general government appropriations
The House would add the funds committees in formulating their
separately, specifying how every cent recommendations. The leadership
would be spent. usually waits until all the committees
Wilbur said that the Senate thought have made their recommendations
it was the University's perogative to before they combine the different
decide how to spend it, although components and iron out a general
higher educational sub-committees state budget.
Wilbur, however, says that she has
heard that higher education is being
targeted for $8 million more than the
$951 million proposed by the Governor
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