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July 11, 1986 - Image 3

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The Michigan Daily - Friday, July 11, 1986- Page 3
Freshman flood
fills housing
By EUGENE PAK director of admissions, the University
A record number of freshmen ad- accepted 9,400 out of 17,500 ap-
mitted to the University this fall and plications received this year. The
an unexpected lack of cancellations number of applications rose seven
have led to problems finding enough percent from last year, and a record
dormitory space for freshmen. high for the second straight year.
According to Leroy Williams, direc-
tor of Housing Information, the Un, 4,900 of the 9,400 admitted paid a
iversity has found space for all in- $100 security deposit to enroll. Of this,
coming male freshmen, but residence 4,600 students are expected to enter
halls are filled to their limit. The the University this fall, 100 more than
housing office must still find 60 ad- housing officials had expected.
ditional spaces for female freshmen.
SJOGREN identified several
"IT'S TIGHT," said Williams. "I'd possible reasons for the enrollment
be less than honest in saying it wasn't increase.
keeping us on our toes. We have a full
system, any way you look at it." "We underestimated the impact of
Nonetheless, Williams promised frozen tuition for Michigan residen-
that all freshmen will be housed. ts," he said. In-state enrollment is 2
All possible conversions from percent higher than expected. Out-of-
double to triple occupancy rooms state enrollment was 1 percent
have been made, he said. higher.
In addition, Williams said, Housing
officials are tentatively planning to Favorable publicity in college
use rooms in Baits dormitory nor- guides, "The Public Ivys," and on the
mally set aside for short-term housing Today show, as well as the success of
for university guests. The housing of- Michigan sports teams, helped in-
fice has sent out 8,000 letters to those crease applications, Sjogren added.
who have signed leases in the
"traditional" residence halls, gv "g The University of Michigan is a
them an option to cancel by A giving popular school these days, it's one of
Residents normally caneonly getout of the top ten to fifteen institutions in the
their leases by selling them to other country and we're riding the crest of a
students. wave of popularity," hesaid.
The University raised admissions
WIL LIAMS could not estimate how standards last year to cut down on the
many cancellations the letters will number of admissions, but more
bring in. "We expect some type of students enrolled. Nevertheless,
return, how large or small is yet to be Sjogren said the admissions office s
determined. planning to put students on waiting
According to Clifford Sjorgren, lists next year.

*ood! Daily Photo by CHRIS TWIGG
American Trails West, a group traveling across the country on a camping trip, stops in front of the University
Art Museum for a picnic Tuesday.
Offia bckNie -Uwchanges
By MELISSA BIRKS tee, composed of students, faculty, falls behind other funding priorities,
A proposal to expand the Nite Owl and staff, had asked the University like the emergency phone system and
bus service has the support of three earlier this summer to allocate an ad- the Sexual Assault Prevention and
top University administrators, but ditional $53,000 to cover the costs of Awareness Center.
the officials say funding may be hard running an additional van during the $75,000 HAS already been ear-
to find, coldest winter months, and during marked for the crisis center, along
w Vice final exams. The service currently with $50,000 for the phones. Nordby
In a meeting thts week,He costs $40,000 a year. The committee said she and the other administrators
President for Student Services Henry also proposed expanded service in the are reviewing the proposal carefully
Johnson, Assistant to the University north, medical and athletic cam- to see if they can "squeeze out any ex-
President Virgia Nordby, and Jack tra money (and) find out where we
Weidenback, director of business Tue ts a mone and) find oue we
operations, all supported the expan- The committee also wants to run a might be able to save money."
sion proposal. van during spring and summer ter- Weidenback suggested several
Vice President and Chief Financial ms. Though more sexual assaults are ways of saving money, including cut-
Officer James Brinkerhoff said reported during these months, the ting one bus or shortening the
money may prove an obstacle to ap- service has never run because of lack proposed expanded route. Leo
proving the plan. of funds. Heatley, director of campus safety
"The (recently installed) emergen- The money remains limited, accor- and a committee member, said
cy phones will get financed," he said. ding to Johnson, who said the commit- forgoing spring and summer service
"If anything beyond that gets finan- tee might have to lower the funds is being considered.
ced, I can't tell at this stage of the asked for in its proposal. Because the
game." Nite Owl service has already been "Whatever you do affects
THE CAMPUS SAFETY Commit- promised its funding for next year, it negatively," Weidenback said.

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