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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, July 30, 1985
'U' to face competition for students


By KERY MURAKAMI Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, lowered its admissions standards
Special to the Daily Illinois, and New York will drop by 26 slightly in the early '70s. Because the
BAY CITY, Mich. - The Univer- percent from 1987-1994. University is now tightening its stan-1
sity's pool of applicants in its main Walker said the University's pool of dards again, Walker said out-of-state;
recruiting grounds will plummet applicants is drying up because the applications may drop off.
beginning in 1987, and the University baby boom is ending. "Students He said that schools, which do not,
will have to compete harder for un- coming in at 1987 would have been have many out-of-state students, such
dergraduate students, Vice President born around 1970. That's about when as Michigan State and Wayne State
for Academic Affairs Billy Frye said the baby boom ended. People just Universities, will be vulnerable
yesterday. stopped having babies," he said. because when the pool of in-state ap-
Meeting in the second day of their "Secondary schools have had to plicants dries up, they will not be as
three-day retreat, the regents and the deal with this problem already, and it able to compensate with out-of-state
administrators took time away from has resulted in many schools closing. students.
their golf to discuss the future of un- Now we're going to have to deal with "I WON'T guess who's going to bear
dergraduate admissions at the the problem," Walker said. the brunt of the loss of applicants, but
University. WALKER SAID the University will somebody's going to get it," Walker
POLITICAL SCIENCE Profs. Jack probably have an advantage over said.
Walker and John Chamberlain other public schools in Michigan Walker added that other public
presented a study they did through the because it attracts a large number of schools, such as Ohio State Univer-
Institute of Policy Research which out-of-state students. sity, also draw upon out-of-state
stated that the number of high school But Walker said that the number of students. "There's no way we're
students graduating from the Univer- out-of-state applicants may have in- going to avoid having to compete for
sity's prime recruiting grounds in creased because the University students," he said.
Frye plan needs 7% tuition hike
(contined frompage1) addition to money to do research, members of the state's universities
le used to pay for part of the main- because research ends up costing the and colleges to "do everything
tenance repairs that were put off. University money. This year, the possible to freeze tuition for Michigan
"How many classrooms have you federal government cut back from students." State budgetdirector
beninta hdlak ~ies'Fye paying for 60 percent of the costs to 50 Robert Naftaly has also threatened to
been in that had leaky pipes?" Fryepyngr6 percent o h ot o5 recommend that Blanchard veto part
asked. percent, a $7 million difference, Frye of the increases in higher educational
His budget would also include about said. spending adopted by the state
ABOUT A third of this end-of-the-sedn dpedb h tt
$3.3 million to insure the University -f- legislature last month - if univer-
had some money at the end of the year budgetwould be used to make up stie and colleges do not freeze
fiscalyear.the University's $1.4 million budget tuiion
FRYE SAID that in the past, the defi styrs p Answering a question by Regent
Unierstyalwys adsom moey Again stressing that his plan will NalNielsen ta quest n oby Regnt
University always had some money probably be cut before it goes to the Neal (R-Brighton) Sunday
left over to pay for such "un- regents, Frye said that in order to pay night, Frye said that out-of-state
budgeted" items as legal costs and for the increases, revenue from tuition would have to be increased by
cost overruns. tuition would have to be increased by 10 percent in order to freeze in-state
But since the University started 7 percent. tuition.
cutting down on its budget, individual Such an increase could be made Frye also said that his budget would
units - such as LSA - began either by increasing tuition for all also include a 5 percent faculty and
now there is rarely money at the end students by 7 percent, or by slightly staff pay increase, plus $1 million for
of the year. Frye also said that money increasing tuition for in-state students pay increases to compete with other
from the University's investments while significantly increasing tuition universities and private industries for
and extra money from the federal for out-of-state students. personnel in such competitive areas
government, which was also used for FRYE SAID that tuition has not yet as business, law, engineering, and
"unbudgeted costs," had run out. been determined, and it will depend economics.
Indirect costs, Frye said, is money greatly on "what the Governor wan- The budget would also include an 8
given i lanchard percent increase in University finan-
gvnby the federal government in Guy. Blnhr has asked board cial aid programs.

Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) gone down by 10 percent in the past
said he was skeptical of the survey three or four years. He said when the
because people have been talking pool goes down more drastically, it
about the drop for years, while ap- will have a greater effect on the
plications have actually gone up. University.
Also, he noted the recent increase in Walker suggested that the Univer-
non-traditional full-time students - sity could attract more students if it
those younger than 18or older than 22. narrowed the gap in prices for these
BUT WALKER said that while the students to help those who thought
number of applicants has gone up, the that the University was better but too
number of students available has costly to come to the University.
MSA asks lawmaker~s and
U' official to freze tuition

The Michigan Student Assembly
last night sent a mailgram to state
legislators and University ad-
ministrators requesting a tuition
freeze for both in-state and out-of-
state students.
The tuition decison will come
before the Board of Regents this
THE LETTER, signed by MSA
president Paul Josephson, cited
two reasons for the need for a
freeze: that the University should
be made accessible to students of
limited financial means, and that
students should not subsidize
research as much as they curren-
tly do.
"Students were being taught as
much in 1960 as this year, so one
can assume they are paying more
for the same amount of
education," MSA representative.
Eric Schnaufer said.
Student contribution to the
University's general fund has
doubled in the last 25 years. In the
1959-60 academic year, student
fees made up 21 percent of the
general fund, while tuiton fees
made up 42 percent of the fund in
the 1984-85 school year.
"THE BURDEN is being shifted
to students as opposed to the state,

alumni, or industry," Schnaufer
The state is currently .putting
pressure on the regents to freeze
in-state tuiton while raising out-of-.
state tuition. MSA feels its action
will give the state more leverage
as a showing of what the students
"The letter is so the governor
can say, 'Look, students want
tuition to be frozen,' " Schnaufer
MSA's letter was sent to Gover-
nor James Blanchard, the regents,
President Shapiro, Vice President
for Academic Affairs Billy Frye,
and state representatives Perry
Bullard and Lana Pollack.
According to Schnaufer, as
students' families have become
wealthier there has been less
politicalization of tuition and the
cost of education. The students
who at one time wouldchave
protested such increases can no
longerafford to come here,
Schnaufer said.
The letter states, "Additional in-
creases. in student fees will only
exacerabate the economic
stratification of the University."
"A tuition freeze will be a small
step towards making the Univer-
sity of Michigan more accessible to
students of limited means," the
letter says.

Botha remains adamant about poliey despite opposition
(Continued from Page 1) emergency and declaring "America
ted in the emergency declaration. upholds apartheid." 'Retaliation can be expected for every move against South
Police refused to give details of the THE emergency declaration prom-
new arrests. pted the U.N. Security Council Thur- Africa.
Police used dogs yesterday to sday to call for voluntary sanctions -P.W. Botha
disperse about 300 black and Asian against South Africa to protest the
medical students who tried to enter government's policy of apartheid, or
the U.S. Consulate in Durhan about racial segregation, and the state of ts in South Africa. It has been the only Johannesburg, Botha gave his "Retaliation can be expected for
350h ie s f.os m ohanneurgna The emergency. nation to impose sanctions because of toughest rejection yet of Western every move against South Africa," he
350 miles from Johannesr blg France, which requested the coun- the emergency. criticism, warning that sanctions said.
students carried placards blaming cil meeting, recalled its ambassador Speaking at a outh rall in Pot- would spark retaliation by South
and barred future French investmen- chefstroom, about 75 miles west of Africa. "Naturally, there are also other
important forms of economic,
technical, financial, medical and
1agricultural cooperation which may
fall victim should the Security Council
ti~nan ite nant n e 1Rtho

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Films Sequence Data," noon, 1139 Natural Science
Michigan Theater Foundation - In the Good Building Center - Forrest Hartman, "Intro
Highlight Old Summertime, 7:30 p.m.; Ziegfield Follies, to Sigfiles and Initfiles," 3:30 p.m., 164 Business
9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Administration.
Don't miss the original "Robin Hood" play Center for Japanese Studies - Japan, 3 p.m.,
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Everyone between the ages of six and 96 are Speakers
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continue on is present course, Bsoma
In Washington, the Reagan ad-
ministration expessed disappoin-
tment that Botha refused to meet with
"We are disappointed that Bishop
Tutu's request for a meeting has not
been favorably acted upon," State
Department spokesman Charles
Redman said of Tutu.

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