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Ninety-five years of editorial freedom

Vol XCV .n 27-S

Copyright 1985
The Mchigan, Daily

Wednesday, July 10, 1985 Fifteen Cents Twelve Pages
Stockman resigns
budget director post

WASHINGTON (UPI) - David Stockman,
the often controversial administration whiz kid
who has served as architect of President
Reagan's budget policies, announced yesterday
he is resigning Aug. 1to take a position on Wall
Stockman, 38, a two-term Republican
congressman before being tapped to spearhead
Reagan's attack on federal spending, said he
will take his long-expected leave from gover-
nment to join the investment banking firm
Salomon Brothers.
"DAVE STOCKMAN has served with
dedication and distinction," Reagan said in a
statement. "His tireless efforts to bring fiscal
discipline to the federal government and en-
sure economic stability for the country are
deeply appreciated."
White House spokesman Larry Speakes, who
announced the resignation, told reporters
Stockman informed Reagan of his plans at
midday. Reagan expressed his "deep ap-
preciation" and "personal gratitude" for the
time and effort Stockman has devoted over the
last 53 months, Speakes said.
The announcement hit as the White House

was in the throes of a new effort to break the
congressional deadlock over how to reduce the
huge federal budget deficit next year.
SPEAKES SAID Stockman chose Aug. 1 as
his departure date because the month falls
between the end of the current budget cycle
and the beginning of the next, which allows
Reagan time to choose a successor.
While there has been consideration given to
who might replace Stockman, Speakes said no
decisions have been made. Among those
rumored as possible candidates are Commerce
Secretary Malcolm Baldrige and presidential
assistant Jack Svahn.
Dole side pped questions on whether the
resignation ould hurt the budget process.
"We'll be finished by then," he promised.
But Sen. Donal Riegle (D-Mich.) a
member of Senate Budget Committee, predic-
ted Stockman's departure will make it more
difficult to reduce the $200 billion-plus deficit
projected for the1986budget.
Stockman's exit from the administration has
been a matter of speculation for some time.
Speakes noted Stockman was the youngest
See STOCKMAN, Page 4

Pell grants to be increased

- re Almost alltPell Grant
recipients at the University
Daily Phots by DARRIAN SMITH can expect "some kind of in-
SkytbhighST crease" in their awards for
the fall, says Harvey
A crane continues construction at 301 Liberty yesterday. The project, part of a recent surge in Grotrian, the University's
development in Ann Arbor, is slated tobe used as office space. director of financial aid.
The average increase,
Grotrian said, will be between
MSA wants project rejected $110 and $150, but those due to
p i J receive about $1,90 would get
an increase of about $200,
By KA TIE WILCOX without treaties, while those with smaller gran-
The Michigan Student assembly passed a BECAUSE Tanter would be using classified ts would get smaller in-
otion last night to urge the University's vice documents, the results of the research could creases.
resident for research to reject a political not be published, although Tanter has said he UNIVERSITY of Michigan
ience professor's classified research project. hopes his report could be circulated eventually. students will receive $4,000 to
Vice President Alfred Sussman has the final The University's Research Policies Commit- $4,500 more in Pell Grants
ay over whether political science Prof. tee has already rejected the project, but the than they are now due to get,
aymond Tanter will continue to receive RPC is only an advisory committee and Grotrian estimated.
niversity support for research on how to Sussman makes the final decision. The good news, Grotrian
each informal arms control agreements See MSA, Page 3 said, comes after the U.S.

Senate and the House of
Representatives passed ides-
tical supplemental ap-
propriation bills for Pell Gran-
ts late last month.
Both bills give the grant
program - the largest of
federal need-based programs
- $810 million more than what
it is slated for in the current
federal budget.
$40 MILLION of the in-
crease, said Thomas Butts,
the University's lobbyist on
Capitol Hill, would be used to
help pay off last year's awar-
ds, but $350 million will be
passed on to students this fall.
The $350 million increase is
designed to pay for raising the
maximum size of the grants
from $1,900 to $2,100 which
was adopted by Congress last

October. But not only those
due to receive $1,900 in grants
will receive increases,
Grotrian said.
This cap increase ran into
problems when educators and
the administration discovered
they would need $810 million
more than what had been ap-
propriated for Pell Grants.
SINCE then, Butts said, a
series of delays by the ad-
ministration has prevented
any action on the shortfall,
which in turn forced the
Department of Education to
postpone issuing its payment
schedule -the chart used by
financial aid offices tosdeter-
mine the size of federal gran-
But because financial aid
See PELL, Page 4


Shyster Ah, relief Metamorphosis
Is it undignified for lawyers to adver- Look for mostly sunny skies, and Ron Howard spreads his wings.
tise? cooler, with a high in the mid-70s.
See Opinion. Page 6. See Arts, Page 8.

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