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Ninety-five years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCV, No. 29-S T.ic y _Friday, July 12, 1985 Fifteen Cents Twelve Pages
'U' faces state
budget crisis
By KERY MURAKAMI the increases recommended by
Special to the Daily Governor Blanchard last year. The
As of press time last night, the University would get ten million
University's state appropriations dollars above the governor's figures.
outlook and its own budget forecast University President Harold
hinged on an emergency meeting of Shapiro has said that the University
the state legislature conference would need $7 million more in general
committee. operating expenses than the governor
On one hand the conference com- recommended to keep tuition from in-
mittee had earlier decided to give the creasing above the inflation rate.
University a $23 million hike in state HOWEVER, of the conference
committee's increases, it earmarked
aid next year - a move Richard Ken- $9 million to be used specifically for
nedy, Vice President for State research to improve Michigan's
Relations, said would force the economy. The money, part of the
University to make "massive" tuition newly formed research excellence
increases to balance its operating fund, would not help ease the burden
budget. of the University's operating expen-
But the conference committee was ses Shapiro had said.
Doily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH scheduled to meet again at midnight But after Senator William Seder-
j by ~~~~~~~~to discuss a proposal worked out BtatrSntrWlimSdr
M ug shots among state leaders. The com- burg (R-East Lansing) announced the
amon stte eades. he om-conference committee's decision
Students John Fitzgerald, Rick Byrne and Janet Hoffman smile over new pay scale increase for parttime em- promise plan would give the Univer- coneren c ryite s de
ployees working at the Michigan Union Grill eateries. See story page 3. sity a 13 percent increase in ap- Kennedy began trying to persuade
propriations over last year to use at Hos edrhp tre psoef
its own discretion, and as Senator their research money for generaluse.
IV ch rg s nt o m ut r g Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor) scdeel ONE HOUSE aid said of the
v e t 'U 10 Lln ll t(1 aI essentially kill the research excellen- discussions that followed, "I feel like
ce proposal. I'm running around the Middle East
By KERY MURAKAMI dawning age of computering. But last night, administrators and trying to work outsa peace treaty."
STARTING THIS fall and continuing until the end of Pollack negotiated with House Rep. Dominic Jacobetti (D-
Now a days, you can't get very far without running into 1987, the University will try to maintain its tradition of leadership to give the University Negaunee) was overheard com-
computers. Video games and video game arcades staying ahead of the times and install computers within more freedom on deciding how to use plaining that the University and MSU
saturate malls and inner-city skid rows around the coun- easy access of all students. the added funds. are always fighting to be "King of the
try. Computer printouts now tell you what classes to at- h ill"
tend, where to go, and when to get there. And if you don't "I'd like to see computers available within five minutes- A conference committee, represen- At.one point Rep. Gary Owen (D -
follow its orders, printouts will notify you that you've of every student on campus," said Douglas Van ted by both houses of the legislature, Ypsilanti), speaker of the House, told
failed. Houweling, the University's vice provost for information had decided late yesterday afternoon Kennedy that he would offer an
Even rushing for sororities has become computerized. technology. to allocate one hundred ninety million See STATE Pa e 4
1984 is past, but at the University of Michigan, 1985 is the See COMPUTERS, Page 11 more for state higher education than
Peace corps event may bring Bush, Beach Boys
By DOV COHEN The anniversary celebration was pushed up a week to Beach Boys definitely give a benefit concert, Potter
Vice President George Bush and probably the Beach accomodate Bush's schedule, said Bob Potter, director said.
Boys will be among the guests kicking off the Peace of communications for the University, who will assist Tp
Corps 25th anniversary celebration at the University in the planning of the local celebration. Though the Beach Boys performance remans un-
on October 21 and 22, said a member of the anniversary "WE'RE STILL trying to pull other things together clear, another name from the past, Sergeant Shriver,
celebration committee. for the second day," Statham said. "The date for the the first director of the Peace Corps and vice presiden-
The local events, which will include conferences and Beach Boys performance is unknown," she said. tial candidate in 1972 will be giving a speech on the 7
speeches on U.S.-African relations, will begin a year- "We don't know exactly when, but they should be history of the Peace Corps. Loret Miller Ruppe, the
long celebration of the anniversary, here around that time," she said. "They should be part current director of the corps, will also be at the
"WE THINK it will be big," said Sharon Statham, of the kickoff, and it's just a matter of scheduling." celebration discussing drought and famine in Africa.
assistant to the director of the anniversary committee. However, Potter is less sure of their appearance. "The disaster building in Sudan will be at its zenith !
"The fact that the Vice President will be there will "SO FAR I'VE had only one conference with when we go through the conference," Potter said.
make the event extensive in the number of people it representatives from the Beach Boys, and nothing is U.S-African relations were picked as a seminar
will draw." confirmed," Potter said. "I'm still getting messagesUt.pic n reP atCorswbeaisedthe fi seinar
"The Vice President is firm. We had to change through the Peace Corps (anniversary committee) topic for the Peace Corps because Ue first group of corps
around the dates so he could be here," she said. that they're interested." volunteers went to Africa, and because 50 percent of
John Kennedy proposed the idea of the Peace Corps The University does have a tentative hold on the corps volunteers through the years have been Bush
on October 14, 1960 on the steps of the Michigan Union. Chrysler arena for October 12, 13, 19, and 20 if thes, said Potter. atU'
Mt. Reaganmore Typical Back to Oz
A mindboggling proposition. A review of Disney's stroll down
Opinion, Page Mostly sunny with highs 80-85. Yellow Brik Road. Arts, Page 8

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