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The Michigan Doily - Friday, August 2, 1985- Poae 3
Blanchard responds to
call for tuition restraint
LANSING (UPI) - Gov. James serious concern I had about the bill," Blanchard said he also has received
Blanchard signed a $970.4 million Blanchardsaid. assurances from state universities
higher education budget into law that they will allow new research
yesterday saying the state's colleges "OUR COLLEGES and universities money to be targeted to programs
have responded to his call for tuition have taken another important step which meet specific economic
restraint and business-oriented toward bringing the cost of public development goals.
research. higher education back into the reach Blanchard was disappointed by the
The spending plan is 14.7 percent of Michigan families." Legislature's handling of his proposal
larger than this year's and it provides This marks the second consecutive for a $25-million Research Excellence
individual institutions with increases year in which colleges have agreed to Fund. The fund was approved but
of about 13 percent. freeze tuition. without some of the tight restrictions
THOSE increases, higher than the Michigan tuitions have been among Blanchard had sought on the use of
ones originally recommended, were the nation's highest. the grants.
cited by Blanchard in a hard-nosed
campaign backed by the implication V"T,
that portions of the higher education U to review guidelines
budget would be vetoed if colleges
refused to freeze in-state tuiton for the (continued fromPage) whereby a proposal is reviewed by
coming year. ago, at a different time, by different several people, including the RPC and
That campaign was capped late regents, and under different the vice president for research, is too
Wednesday when the president of pressures." complicated and should be simplified.
Michigan State University, Roach said that in the phar- Project proposals should be left as
Associated Press Michigan's state university and Blan- maceutical sciences, for example, much up to the faculty's discretion as
M arching along chard's alma mater, agreed to researchers have to do "top-secret possible, Roach said.
recommend a tuition freeze to that research" while the patent comes
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young leads an anti-apartheid march in down- school's trustees. through. "The only way anybody's ONE PARAGRAPH in the
town Detroit yesterday. The group of some 2,500 demonstrators held a "The positive response to our call to going to make an investment is if the guidelines bans research which could
rally in Kennedy Square after the march to protest the actions of the draw the line in favor of Michigan intellectual property is protected." "destroy human life or incapacitate
South African government. See related South Africa story page 4. students and their families removed a Roach added that the process human lives." This paragraph should
also be clarified, Roach said, so that
esearch ntviolating the o' guujeto i elines
Regents approve in-state tuition freeze bw
(Continued from Page 1) students - who make up about a third
s r p i oTolte of our students - have certain rights Protesters held a sit-in at Prof.
slaughterhouse specializing in pork19.8... ... ... . .'"..... ...that should be taken into con- George Haddad's laboratories last
products," Baker said. "I was dum- ,
bfounded by what I saw and smelled. I Asideration." March saying that his research -
boun knew why Winston Churchill Tuiton increases were approved by which had applications in missile
he said, 'There are two things the public ; .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .votes of 6-1 with one abstention for seeking and guidance systems -
-huldteea)twthegs he io" undergraduate increases, and 5-2 with violated the classified guidelines. The
sausage, and b) the backroom RSIDENT one abstention for graduate students. RPC had rejected the project in a 6-6
political process in action.' The Undergraduate Nielsen and Smith, who proposed that vote, but the project was approved by
University should be the beneficiary lower division ..............1,0900 .in-state tuition for graduate students Sussman.
of the political process, not a primary Up. .be frozen,voted against the increase.
par tica" rRegent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit), The regents' decision caused some
participant. TGradute ................... 1,944 8.0 voted for the increases, saying ""I alarm yesterday among student
R EGENT THOMAS Roach (D- Business Administration (MBA) . .. 2,218 10.9o' hn n fuswn orieot leaders, and the Michigan Student
Saline) conceded that "the governor 4*09 don't think any of us want to raise out-ledradteMcinSuet
and the legislature have the powernof Dentistry ................... 2,838 8.0 of-state tuition. But I think we are Assembly voted last night to send a
the purse," but said that the regents lai ............ .. 2210, 4 faced with the responsibility of main- letter to Shapiro to request more in-
are not afraid to fight for the Univer- ,e - .......-3,256-9"- taining the quality of the University .. formation. One key concern, accor-
sity's ardton . g. I hear all these long-range dreams, ding to MSA's military researcher
sity's autonomy. NON-RESIDENT but today, we must make decisions to Ingrid Kock, is whether students will
He noted that the regents had keep this institution going." be allowed to serve on the committee.
challenged a state law ordering state Undd eIn paying for the in-state tuitio
universities to divest themselves of lowerdisn. ............ 3,634 8.0 freeze, the regents also decided Roach, in his resolution, said that
stocks in companies that do business Upper division ............. 3,910 8.0 yesterday to accept a $1.9 million administrators should work with
with South Africa, on the grounds that Graduate ................... 3,958 8.0 deficit in the University's budget this faculty in reviewing the bylaws, but
the law violates the University's con- he made no mention of students.
stitutional independence from the Busness Administration (MBA) ... 4,438 11.0 year.
state. Dentistry ............... .... 5,366 8.0 Frye said the deficit was necessary "ROACH'S STATEMENT about
University President Harold lass4674 95 to avoid raising out-of-state tuition by this being different times is
Shapiro, explaining his recommen- more than 8 percent. Before Blan- ridiculous," Kock said. "The gover-
dation that the University freeze in- Medicine ............ . . 6,214 . 9.9 chard began pushing for the freeze, he nment is still manufacturing
state tuition, said, "What we have is a Incled exhi Service fee of $60.25 . said he had planned to recommend to weapons. Without classified
governor and a legislature anxious to the regents a 6 percent increase in in- guidelines as these, there would be
support higher education." He said this year. The University will also Regents and University ad- state tuition and an 8 percent increase nothing to prevent the University
that by supporting them, it would help distribute about $1 million to attract ministrators agreed Monday during in out-of-state tuition, from becoming closely tied with this
the University get money from the and retain faculty in highly com- their retreat in Bay City that sources FREEZING in-state tuition, Frye kind of research."
state in the future. petitive departments, such as of funding other than raising tuition said, costs the University about $2.2
"I DON'T have any interest in the engineering and business, and cutting costs must be found in or- million in lost revenues. This could Kock also questioned yesterday
progress of political parties in the THE UNIVERSITY is planning a 5 der for the University to maintain its have been made up entirely by in- whether Tanter's research is
state legislature," Shapiro said, "but percent average faculty salary in- quality. creasing out-of-state tuition bylper- designed topromote peace. According
I do have an interest in this Univer- crease, although it will be distributed "We have some of the best minds in cndmakecs etunted toK ,T pj
sity." according to merit, not across the the world at this University," said and make some budget cuts instead largely with President Reagans
sity. '> gIn addition to tuition, University lroped Sta reWs"d plRanand
The University was forced to raise board. Regent Neal Nielsen (R-Brighton) proposed Star Wars plan and
out-of-state tuition above the inflation "Much of our costs are needed to "Instead of belly-aching about not stuentsservice fasleaes B more n sought to refute arguments against
rate, administrators say, to make up catch up with our own history," Frye getting enough money, when will we stplan.engineerings will also pay thpln s
for a combination of sharply rising said in reference to the unmet needs have the necessary blueprint to find a additional $50 next year in computin. "While it is true that some could
costs and backlogs in needs from a that have built up. The backlog built new source of revenue? fees "simply because it cost more to nsi er resint a '
lack of state appropriations in the up, Frye said, between 1975 and 1983, I don't want to be here next year run' the program than they are Strategi Peace Initiative' to be a
past 10 years.when state aid to the University drop- and have to raise tuition," he said. , means of arms control, many would
pas years. NIELSEN W HO ted f pa~~in,"' Fresaid iare"Kc si."htrTn
For example, Frye said, benefits ped from covering 60.7 percent of the NIELSEN, WHO voted for the Students F the two schools disagree," Kock said. "Wheter Tan-
such as Social Security and Blue University's operating expenses to tuition increases, added, "All of us alStuens ing a term for the ter's project is for peace is open to
Cross/Blue Shield rose by 12.7 percent 47.5 percent in 1983. should recognize that out-of-state right to use computer labs freely. opinion.

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