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N ne f ld oiganedild
Ninety-five years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCV, No. 4-S

C*pyright 1985
ThMichgn Doily

Wednesday, May 22, 1985

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages

Will activism survive a summertime lull?
By KERY MURAKAMI plained that "the summer was always a let down," said Gitlin, "but I sense such intense will blow up."
With campus activists and '80s-style flower problem in the '60s." feelings that it's hard to believe it will die." The impsortance of outside events is one
"THEE'Salwys atual easoal AT HATlevl ad onwha isuesit illreason activists think protests will return in
children going home this summer, the new THERE'S always natural seasonal "AT WHAT level and on what issues it will September. "I don't think what has happened is
wave of Abbie Hoffmans and Tom Haydens movements in the student movements, Gitlin continue though, depends partly on the outside a fluke," said Juliet Brodie, a recent graduate
facesits first crisis. Will this latest surge of said, ut this may especially he a prohlem world," he said. Divestment is at such uneven of Brown University and a leader of the
camus rotests be able to survive a summer- haa month da stages at different campuses. At U-Cal, it could protesters who attempted a citizen's arrest of
capu prtsshahetsuvvasme- half ago."
time lull? "It was such a sudden surge of emotion, one be settled this summer. But if it's not, it: CIA recruiters on campus last year.
Teodd Gitlin, associate professor of sociology has towonder if it can he regenerated after will surely continue during the fall." "THIS ISN'T something hip that's going
at the University of California-Berkley and a four months back home," Gitlin said. "If Reagan makes moves that smack of a around," she said. "The reasons that people
founding member of Students for a Democratic But despite the break, Gitlin and others are more aggressive military stance," Gitlin got involved are still going to be around. The
Society at the University of Michigan, ex- optimistic. "It's a given that there will be some predicted, "you can be sure that the campuses See SURGE, Page 3
Josephson H
calls for won't
s n& on 40

'U' board
Michigan Student Assembly
President Paul Josephson last night
announced a proposal that would put
students on the University's Board of
Under Josephson's plan, five regen-
ts would be added to the eight-
member board: two students elected
during MSA elections; one faculty
member elected by the faculty
assembly; one representative of the
Ann Arbor community; and an alum-
nus elected by the Alumni
JOSEPHSON SAID he has already
found interest among several gover-
nment officials, including
Congressman William Ford (D-
Michigan) and state Rep. Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor).
Ford has pointed out that a con-
stituent-elected regent with full voting
privileges would violate the state con-
stitution, but Josephson said that
most state universities provide some
form of student or constituent
representative on the school's gover-
ning board.
Josephson said that Michigan is
unique in electing its regents. In most
states they are appointed by the
governor, Josephson said.
Any such change would have to be
made through the state legislature.

avoid a tuition increase and maintain
By KERY MURAKAMI the University's quality.
Special to the Daily UNIVERSITY Vice President Billy
LANSING - A state House of Frye, who was unavailable for com-
Representatives subcommittee ment yesterday, said at the regents
yesterday decided not to add to the meeting last Thursday that "what it
governor's proposed $16 million comes down to is what we are willing
budget increase for the University of to do in the area of tuition versus what
Michigan, bringing the University we must do to maintain the quality of
another step closer to a tuition in- this institution."
crease. University President Harold
Though the increase represents a 7 Shapiro last night called the decision
percent hike over last year's ap- by the State House Higher Education
propriations, University ad- Appropriations Subcommittee a
ministrators have been saying since "mixed picture."
Gov. James Blanchard made his He said that while the governor's
proposals last January that $16 recommendations were "generous, it
million more would not be enough to See SUBCOMMITTEE, Page 2
Locl cuncl bemoans
ilite'Cy of Millions
By STEVE HERZ bor Public Library that the problem is
Between 30 and 60 million not only in the inner cities and
Americans cannot read the label on a southern states as is commonly
bottle or decipher a street sign, but thought. "Our best guess for
they are not third graders - they are Washtena w County is 12,000
grown adults. illiterates," she said.
Of those people, an estimated 27 The problem often begins at home,
million cannot read at all, according Frye said. "People who have illiterate
to members of the Washtenaw parents are going to have a much
Literary Council. more difficult time reading. .. there
SPEAKING yesterday on Jonathan are no role models," she said.
Kozol's controversial book, "Illiterate "Parents don't encourage children to
America," Pat Frye and Donna read. Parents encourage children
DeButts told 50 people in the Ann Ar- See ILLITERACY, Page 4

Man and machine Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
A construction worker gets help from a machine while working on a new
University phone system on the corner of East and South University.

Fresh Meat Clone Comparable Worth
Arts talks with Curt Kirkwood Should labor be responsible for
of the Meat Puppets. Mostly sunny with highs negotiating pay equity?
Arts, Page 5 near 70. Opinion, Page 6

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