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The Michigan Daily - Saturday, May 18,1985 - Page 3
Senate budget
is good news,
says 'U' lobbyist
By KERY MURAKAMI gone," Butts said. "They're not
The U.S. Senate's proposed freeze proposing any cuts so they're not
on federal student aid spending is touching the programs." Sen. Staf-
"good news" for students, says the ford, though, has said that he may
University's lobbyist on Capitol Hill pursue a modified GSL limit, making
but the real key to federal student aid those people with salaries of more
won't he decideduntilJune. than $60,000 ineligible for the
The Senate narrowly passed its ver- program.
sion of the 1986 budget last Friday, "In light of what the president
calling for $56 billion cut in spending' suggested, we're sitting in pretty good
including $200 million less for finan- shape," Butts said. "The Senate has
cial aid. shown that the president has no man-
DESPITE the cut, Thomas Butts date to make these cuts in student
the University's federal lobbyist said aid."
the resolution is a "freeze" because Butts cautioned that the "resal key"
students will not be affected much by t financial aid is the proposal to add
the cut, which is slotted to come out of funding federal Pell grants - the
the federal Guaranteed Student Loan largest of the grant programs.
program.. According to Butts, when Congress
The cuts are designed to come from decided last October to raise the
the administrative costs of running maximum size of Pell grants from
the program - not from the student's $1,900 to $2,100, many educators
awards, says an aide for Sen. Robert predicted that more money would
Stafford (D-Vt.), chairman of the have to be added later to cover the in-
Associated Press Senate Subcommittee on Education, creases.
Catching som e Z'sArts, and the Humanitities. The educators were proved right
The aide said that exactly how the when the administration estimated
Karen McCrum catnaps at Stapleton International Airport while waiting for her flight to be rescheduled. The cuts would be made has not been that there would be an $810 million
Colorado resident's flight to Portland was cancelled asa result of a United Airlineepilot strike. decided, "but there are ways to deal shortfall in Pell funding: $460 million
directly with the bank. For example, to lynoff last yesr's awards and $350
State may get Mitsubishi pla tHEgresinnowsoet the BT ases o
lender." maximum grants.
p la n t TE resoution ow to he BUTSINCE January,aseiso
DETROIT (UPI) - Mitsubishi Michigan is still in the running for the also said in late April he thinks House, which will make its own deays by admstration have
Motors Corp., is expected to send of- plant location. "Michigan has a fair shot" at the resolutions. A conference committee prevented any action on these extra
ficials to the United States in June to "It has not been broken down to any plant. composed of both houses will then sid
consider a number of potential mid- specific locations. As far as we know The plant, a 50-50 joint venture bet- haggle over the budget sometime this she first delay came in January
west sites for its proposed $506 million those locations did not come from ween Mitsubishi and Chrysler Corp., summer before sending it to when Reagan proposed that rather
small car plant. Chrysler," Heath said. is expected to employ 2,500 workers President Reagan for approval. than adding to the
Company and state officials in Heath also said that "there are five and turn out a small Japanese- An aide for Congressman William a um grants be lower program,
Illinois and Indiana said yesterday states in the running, not four." designed car by 1988. Ford (D-Mich.), Stafford's counter- maxim u tse eto college
their states have been asked to com- The Free Press reported industry Chrysler and Mitsubishi officials part in the House, declined to com- and up to 50 percent of the college
plete written questionnaires detailing sources as saying that seven sites declined to say when a final selection ment on the Senate resolution, saying Duncan Helmrich, a aokesman for
proposed economic incentives, such were under serious consideration for would be made, although Iacocca said only that the Congressman opposed theDe'ar catoesandfor
as tax breaks, that would be favorable the plant. They are Shelbyville, In- last month that it would be probably the 25 percent aid cut proposed by the partmentof Education, said the
to the plant, the Detroit Free Press dianapolis, and Richmond, Ind., sometime this summer, admistration inJanuary. because he sought cuts in GSL funding
said. Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; the Under the arangement, Chrysler Reagan wants a $2.3 billion cut in and preferred less money per grant
The Mitsubishi team will also visit Louisville, Ky. area, and the will put up half the money for the aid, with $3 million coming from the and f es er grant
sites in Ohio and Kentucky as well, Bloomington-Normal, Ill. area. No plant, sit on the board of directors and University of Michigan. The president t of fewer grants.
although no dates have been set, the Michigan sites were mentioned. be involved in policy decisions, but also wants a restructuring of aid THE president said then that a
paper said. Last month Chrysler Chairman Lee Mitsubishi will make the day-to-day programs, including a $32,000 payment schedule -the guidefing on
But Chrysler spokesman Robert M. Iacocca said in Tokyo that Illinois decisions, Heath said. eligibility cap on Guaranteed Student grants - would be iesued onApril14.
Heath insisted that Chrysler has not appeared to be the front-runner if the "Mitsubishi has been doing their Loans.o e enpr l
confirmed any specific sites and that right incentives were offered. Ifcocca homework for a time." proposals However, a angent proposal to
ong ."THESEp are dead, m the shrtfall b cuttin



Educator fears government interference

As far as John Millett is concerned,
administrators of higher educational
institutions cannot be too careful in
their choice of enemies.
"All I ask is that institutions iden-
tify their enemies," said Millett,
President Emeritus of Miami Univer-
sity and author of the book "Conflict
in Higher Education."
There are two enemies Millett has
in mind: state governors and mem-
bers of state boards of higher
Millett addressed an audien-
ce of administrators from several
universities at a colloquium spon-
sored by the School of Education
Millett accused legislators of
disruptingstatewide goyeriing, coor-

dinating, and advisory boards, like
the University's Board of Regents.are 'I don't know how to define quality but I
"Governors and legislatorsar
dissatisfied with whatever is the know it when I see it.'
current form of state government
organization involved in the ad- - John Millett
ministration of higher education," President Emeritus of Miami University
Millett said.
Dissatisfied legislators, Millett
argued, characteristically "tinker
with the structure of these feels about pornography," Millett technology developed on campus of-
organizations. "They can tinker until said. "I don't know now to define ten leads to the creation of new jobs,
eternity," he added, "and they still quality but I know it when I see it." but he insisted "we would all be better
won't find solutions to the problems Providing quality educational op- off if we expected two or three univer-
institutions of higher education face." portunities was the primary goal of sities at the most to take up the task of
The most serious of these problems, institutions in the '50s and '60s, Millett creating occupational opportunities."
Millett said, is the inability of schools said. In the '80s, Millett argues, "The
to define standards of quality. goal of many institutions of higher While referring to standards and
"I feel the same way about the education is to create occupational objectives, Millett again accused
quality standards that (Supreme opportunities." legislators of disruptive and often
Court Justice Thurgood) Marshall Millett said that the application of counter-productive influence.

MAUp LM 1i ll y CLglb
$260,000 middle-income students off
the program met protests by middle-
income families. Butts said that the
administration then decided to wait
until Congress makes its decisions in
For the University's Office of
Financial Aid, the delay wil cause
problems. "We've already processed
the awards for incoming freshmen
using last year's levels, and we're just
beginning to process the awards for
continuing students," said Lynn Bor-
set, associate director of the Univer-
sity's Office of FinancialAid.
Borset said that after the office
payment schedule comes out, the of-
fice will make adjustments. "For
example," Borset said, "if we get less
than we expected, which is unlikely,
we'll have to go back and see if we can
makeitupout of our own funds." Bor-
set said that such delays have hap-
pened before, causing a backload of
work for the office.

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