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May 17, 1985 - Image 3

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The Michigan Daily- Friday. May 17. 1985 - Paae 3

MSA members
want more or
anti-rape center
By LAURA BISCHOFF for many years. How many more
years will it take before anything con-
The University's executive officers crete is established?"
continue to face criticism even after The $75,000 that has been authorized
they approved $75,000 for an anti- will go toward setting up the center
assault program last Tuesday. and hiring a full-time coordinator for
The initial funds will go toward the fall term. Although directly under
starting the office and hiring one full- the auspices of the Office of Student
time coordinator. All other aspects, Services, Johnson said he doesn't
such as the expansion of Nite Owl bus know exactly when or how the
service, an escort service, and in- proposals will be implemented.
creased campus lighting, will be ONE DEFINITE proposal coming
phased in over time. from the University will be the
"I DON'T SEE anything substantial altering of campus lighting to a
coming out of the office for the first sodium vapor system which should
six months," said Jennifer Faigel, an give off 25 percent more light. This
LSA junior on the Michigan Student change "will probably take a couple
Assembly's women's issues commit- of years total," said Chief Financial
tee. "One coordinator can't do it all." Officer James Brinkerhoff.
A push for the program began last The emergency phone system,
January when 30 people protested in which was requested two years ago, is
the office of the vice president for expected to be installed by the sum-
student services and demanded a mer of 1986, Brinkerhoff said.
safer campus. The sit-in was prom- There are still no expansion plans
' pted by an article in Metropolitan for the Nite Owl bus service, but
Tl ~ ~ t 1( ~ t A o tr t l ~ n t s '-_ -t _ _ a__t t -- - --

Home run
Four children investigate the home run damage to a windshield during last Sunday's doubleheader. The
Wolverines beat Purdue 11-2 and 12-2.

Detroit magazine in which rienry
Johnson, vice president for student
services, allegedly said rape was a
public relations problem and should
be kept quiet.
After the sit-in, Johnson's office
prepared a proposal for an anti-rape
program which included a central of-
fice with a staff of three full-time and
one part-time employees, a campus
security advisory committee, im-
proved lighting and parking, better
reporting of assaults, a study of the
need for expanded Night Owl service,
and an escort service. The proposed
budget was $82,000.
FAIGEL AND MSA member David
Lovinger expressed their concern
over the lack of immediate action in a
statement at yesterday's regents
"The portion of the proposal ap-
proved by the executive officers
merely provides for further
assessment," Faigel said. "The
University has been talking about-
ways of dealing with campus safety

Brinkerhoff said the lighting at some 0
stops will be improved and larger ctivis e ri s s a li a i m
vehicles will be used on cold nights Ac is decries Israei racism
which ridership increases.
But Faigel said all plans need to be By JANICE PLOTNIK
instituted at once for the anti-assault An Israeli activist told a crowd of "I came here (to the U.S.) because fighting against is contradictory to
center to have full effect combating more than 50 people yesterday at the establishment of Israel and Jews Zionist and Jewish values and
the campus rape problem. Hile that in Isrl sardhyeat there would not like to her what I have morals"
Hillel that racism in Israel is a threat to say," Yermiya said.
to the existance of Arabs as well as
Jews. DAVID Weinstein, a junior Yermiya's movement for the co-
Dov Yermiya, a co-chairman of the majoring in Judaic studies and existence of Arabs and Jews in Israel
Committee Against Racism in Israel, political science, came to hear Yer- aids the education of Israeli and Arab
is on a 19-city national tour sponsored miya's views on civil rights in Israel. youths, intervenes at the government
N O TES by the New Jewish Agenda. "I came because as a Zionist and as a level to fight racism, and mobilizes
YERMIYA is trying to eliminate Jew, I am very interested in the against aggression directed towards
racism and chauvinism against Arabs Israeli peace movement which he Arabs.
in Israel. "Jews should appreciate (Yermiya) is a part of, and because
Home burglarized Arabs as a people, their language and what he is fighting for is what I Yermiya has branched out in his
culture, Yermiya said. believe is the real basis of Zionism,"y
American Jews have not been very Weinstein said. campaign against racism in Israel. He
A burglar pried open a window of a receptive to Yermiya. In many cities, Weinstein added that "Israel was now devotes his time to aiding
house in the 500 block of East Hoover either a small audience has shown or originally founded for the liberation of Palestinian refugees. He helped to
sometime on Tuesday. Missing from none at all. When speaking at the Jewish people and not the op- establish the Citizens For
the home was a camera and television synagogues, parishioners would often pression of another people, namely Humanitarian Aid in Lebanon, which
set valued at less than $1,425. be present but the synagogue's rabbi the Palestinians. The racism in Israel is an organization that transfers
-Laura Bischoff would often be absent. today for which he (Yermiya) is clothing and supplies to the refugees.
Frye says tuition or quality will suffer in budget
BY RAISING freshmen and budget problem stems from last make its budget recommendations to
up the back-log that has accumulated sophomore tuition to the same levels year's tuition freeze for in-state the full House Appropriations Com-
(in building maintenance and lab as upperclassmen, the University students. Responding to state mittee early next week.
equipment)." would gain $12.2 million. Currently, pressure, the regents froze tuition, THE STATE SENATE follows a
The "other needs," which include upperclassmen pay $300 more per swallowing a $1.5 million deficit. similar procedure before a conferen-
new academic initiatives, and making term than freshmen and sophomores. "Any tuition increase this year ce committee of representatives from
computers available for all students Frye also suggested a $100 com- could be thought of as covering two both houses decide on the state budget
on campus, would cost between $20 puter fee for all students, similar to years," Shapiro said. in July.
and $30 million, Frye said. the fees engineering and math studen- The key to the budget lies in the Frye's budget models do not take
"THE BOARD faces some very ts pay. In return, students would have state legislature, Shapiro said. into account about $10 million
tough decisions," he said. unlimited access to a University-wide "There is some thought to adding recommended by the state Office of
Frye offered several alternate computing center. between $8-10 million more among Management and Budget as part of a
scenarios for the budget, including "They can write home or do com- some state legislators," he said. $25 research excellence fund.
raising tuition across the board by 5 positions on it, all for only $100 a term. "This could add between $1.5 to $2 Although not set in stone, the House
percent, and holding in-state tuition It's a bargain," said Regent Tom million more for the University." But subcommittee agreed to follow the
steady while raising out-of-state Roach (D-Detroit). Roach wondered Richard Kennedy, University Vice governor's recommendations Wed-
tuition by 9 percent. if it were feasible to have facilities for President for State Relations, said nesday.
A more proportioned in- such a program, but Frye said one that his impression was that the State But at best, "The research fund will
crease-raising in-state tuition by 5 could be installed by the middle of House Higher Education Ap- have very little impact this year,"
percent and out-of-state by 9 per- next year. propriations Subcommittee will stick Shapiro said. "It could help greatly
cent-would generate $11.7 million UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT to the governor's recommendations. later, but it won't have much of an
according to Frye. Harold Shapiro said part of this year's The subcommittee is expected to impact for fiscal year 1985."

...warns of tuition hike

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