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-Friday, May 16, 1986 - Page 3
'U' to get
increased
state
funds
By AMY MINDELL
State legislators again delayed
voting on a bill yesterday that
would give the University about $4
million more in state funds than it
was budgeted to receive this year.
But University administrators and
legislators are confident the bill
will pass next Tuesday.
The bill, which would give $8
million to higher education in
general, adds about $139 to various
bodies state-wide, including
prisons and national parks.
A technicality over whether the
bill was signed in an open meeting
kept the legislation off the Senate
floor Tuesday and yesterday.
IF PASSED, most of the ad-
ditional funds will go to the College
of Engineering, as part of Gov.
James Blanchard's Research Ex-
cellence and Economic Develop-
ment fund. The fund would help
the state's four "research univer-
sities" - The University of
Michigan, Michigan State Univer-
sity, Wayne State University, and
the Michigan Technological In-
stitue - pay for - research that
helps the state economy.
The University last year
received $8.6 million of these fun-
ds, $3.3 million less than Blan-
chard's recommendation and far
less than administrators saydthey
need.
The money willprimarily be
used to buy equipment for a
sophisticated electronics
laboratory on North Campus. It
will also pay for faculty salaries.
THE COLLEGE of Engineering,
however, still needs $4-5 million
more to fully equip the Center for
Advanced Electronics and Optics
Technology, according to interim
engineering dean Charles Vest.
Equipment money was never a
part of the college's requests for
state funds, engineering officials
have said.

On Golden Street Day Photo by
Keli McLoyd sells lemonade for 5Q a cup last Sunday afternoon in front of her Golden Street home. This is a first business endeavor for the
six-year-old entrepreneur.

Program may affectfunding
By ROB EARLE million has been budgeted for 1987, the University's defense funding available only to American
The University's participation to be coordinated by four agencies for the 1986 fiscal year will reach citizens. The project is an attempt
on a new program designed to from each military service, and about $8.5 million, according to to encourage American students
revitalize the nation's research on the Defense Research Projects Allan Price, associate vice to conduct research previously
universities through the Depar- Agency. president for research. dominated by foreigners studying
tment of Defense will probably not The potential funding jump may Added to Wilson's estimate of here. Increasing concern in the
significantly increase its depen- seem significant, but not in light of URI funds, which she called her federal government over illegal
dence on DoD funding. long-term trends. best-case scenario, this figure technology transfer to other coun-
The new program may, Last fiscal year, the University could jump to $18 million in fiscal tries cannot have gone unnoticed
however, subject the University to received $6.4 million from the 1986. by the formulators of URI policies.
strict DoD control over who con- defense department, a nearly 17 But Charles Vest, interim dean of
ducts research. The program, percent increase over 1984. The the College of Engineering, said Wilson called this provision
called the University Research amount of defense department the University is not likely to get merely an effort to encourage
Initiative (URI), mandates that money going to researchers here any of the funds, since researchers home-grown researchers. Student
participants be American citizens. has steadily increased since 1972, here have applied for more than leaders, however, say it is
UNIVERSITY Vice President when the present classified twice the total URI budget. They discriminatory, and have called
for Research Linda Wilson research guidelines were adopted. are competing with 963 other on the University to provide mat-
estimated that the University will The guidelines forced most researchers nationwide. ching funds to foreigners denied
receive, at best, 10 percent of the weapons-related research off URI money.
$90 million Congress has set aside campus. NONETHELESS grants and Unversity officials have not
for the program's first year. $40 IF PRESENT trends continue, fellowships in the URI are responded.

The college is pursuing money
G ' yfrom private corporations to make
U'plan may raise minority enrollment upforthe
The additional $930,000 from the
By ELLEN FIEDELHOLTZ Graduates will recieve a degree research university working with of a good small private arts bill will be added to the Univer-
A partnership between the from both schools. Marygrove a community college is a good one, college and also the best of what sity's general operating budget,
University and a small liberal arts students must have completed 90 and could have a definite impact the University has to offer," he which includes salaries, and
school in Detroit may bring more hours of classes and maintained a on minoritnola added.' utilities.

a

minorities to campus.
Students participating in the new
program, which was announced
by University officials last week,
will spend 2 years at Marygrove
College before coming to the
University. Here, they will enroll
for either 2 or 3 years, depending
on their academic program.
POSSIBLE schools and colleges
for these students include
engineering, nursing, pharmacy,
natural resources and dental
hygiene.

3.2 grade point average to be
eligible for the Two Degree Oppor-
tunity Program.
Although the program is open to
whites, Marygrove's 70 percent
minority enrollment will probably
channel more minorities to the
University.
THE University has struggled
throughout the past decade to
raise black enrollment to ten per-
cent. Blacks now make up 5.2 per-
cent of University students.
"The whole idea of a major

Nordby, director of the Univer-
sity's office of Affirmative Action.
According to Assistant Vice
President for Academic Affairs
Robert Holmes, "the program will
allow students to ease into their
college education. They will begin
at a small, private liberal arts
college, where they can adapt to
campus life and also take a broad
program of liberal arts courses
with careful preparation in the
basics."
"Students will receive the best

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