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Ninety-five years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCV, No. 1-S 5 ya s Friday, May 17, 1985
By CHRISTY RIEDEL vice president for academic affairs.
A top University administrator told THE committee, which is composed
a special committee yesterday that of Michigan educators and civil rights
"we hve a long way to go" to solve the activists, heard reports from several
problems minorities face in departments within the University.
education. Nordy said the efforts to deal with
Affirmative Action Director the problems "are much more
Virginia Nordby was one of 11 organized" than they have been and
speakers at a hearing in the LSA that there is a sense of "renewed op-
building on minorities, women, and timism" in light of recent commit-
handicappers. Nordby said important ments from University President
areas include better representation of Harold Shapiro and the regents to look
minorities, especially at the un- for solutions.
dergraduate level; physical ac- Speakers presented reports dealing
cessibility of campus faciliites to the with four important areas in reaching
handicapped; and educational oppor- the enrollment goals: recruitment,
tunities for women, handicapped collaborative programs between the
students, and minorities. University and primary and secon-
The hearing was an effort to find a dary schools, financial aid, and reten-
way to increase the opportunities for tion of students.
minorities in higher education, accor- LANCE Erikson, associate direc-
ding to committee chairperson Niara tor of the office of admissions, said
Sudarkasa, the University associate See MINORITY, Page 7
Spring brings fewer
people, more fun
By CARLA FOLZ agrees. "Students aren't as intense
The campus itself hasn't changed. about studying and doing well. I go to
The buildings look the same, classes a lot more happy hours ... a lot more
are again in session, and people still happy hours."
cluster around the Diag. But there are Pople do change their lifestyles
fewer people on campus, and they are during the spring and summer mon-
more likely to. be suntanning than nI taking chemistry, and lear-
.ning to play the harmonica, and
Ahout 10,500 of the University's staglong hike rides, and playing
34,000 students have enrolled forsotal and eating less me at," says
spring term classes instead of leaving natural resources and LSA junior An-
Ann Arbor. Countless other students drew Comait.
Sare working in town without taking EVEN WITH the diversions of
spring classes. warm weather and free time, classes
spUT Es.Nhoug mayo are still a burden. Courses which
BUT EVEN though many of the normally are taught ins 14-week tsrm
same people are in Ann Arbor now, are condensed into a seven-week
the atmosphere is much more relaxed session If student skips a week
than usual. "I enjoy Ann Arbor ten seso.I - tdn kp week he
than msore nheysprAngtan rboenmisses twice the material he would if
times more in the spring than I do he would sent for a week during fall
during the normal academic year. It'sho ldatert r a
a lot more laid back," says LSA senior For most students, the intensity
Jeff Trunsky, another LSA senior, See TANNING, Page 7
A group of graduates unwind at spring commencement after a long semester. The story and more photos ap-
pear on Page 5.
Frye warns of tight 'U' budget
By KERY MURAKAMI increase would still result in a $4.6 million deficit. But this
The University's Board of Regents will have to decide would be lowered to $1.1 million. Frye said, as a result of
between raising tuition and maintaining quality, the $3.5 million in reallocations-part of a five-year plan to
University's vice president for academic affairs said reallocate $20 million from the Schools of Art, Education,
yesterday. and Natural Resources.
Billy Frye, speaking before the monthly meeting of the THE BUDGET PLAN, however, does not include
Regents yesterday, told the Board that "what it comes necessary funding for closing the salary gap between the
down to is what we are willing to do in the area of tuition University's faculty and their peers, says Frye.
and what we need to do to maintain the quality of the in- "These are items that have to be picked up sooner or
stitution." later," Frye said. "It would cost $15 million to just make
According to Frye, a 5 percent across the board tuition
See FRYE, Page 3
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