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State may offer
minority grants

rA I I RBy AMY MINDELL doctorates and 9 professional. Aside
, r *Special to the Daily from Michigan State University, most
LANSING - A University official other public institutions don't offer
expressed optimism this week about a doctoral or professional degrees.
state House of Representatives sub- Niara Sudarkasa, University
committee proposal that would fund associate vice president for academic
more fellowships, scholarships, and affairs and author of a state report on
college visits for minority students. minorities in Michigan's colleges and
The Martin Luther King (MLK) universities, called the M.L.K. project
project would provide the University a welcome initiative. She criticized
with $231,200 from the state in an at- the lack of minorities throughout
tempt to increase the number of higher education.
minority students involved in higher
education. "It has a reasonable chan- "THERE AREN'T institutions
- ice of passing. It is the kind of doing everything they should be doing
14 HR . a QUARIM initiative that is needed, and there - not in pre-college programs, reten-
may be some support," said Richard tion, and certainly not with minority
Kennedy, University vice president faculty," Sudarkasa said.
for government relations. Officials are hopeful the bill will
OFFICIALS remain less optimistic, become part of the final state budget,
however, about the University's which will move a step closer when
chances of avoiding tuition increases House-Senate conference committee
this fall. Although the subcommittee begins meeting next week to resolve
recommended a 7 percent increase in the different recommendations.
state funding for the University - two The Senate recommended a smaller
percent more than the governor asked allocation for the University during
for last January - this would still its budget process last month.
leave the University far short of the 11
percent, or $35 million, increase it ALTHOUGH both House and Senate
Daily Photo by ANDI SCHREIBER requested to meet rising costs. Tuition bills offer increases over last year's
Countdownincreases are again inevitable, state funding, allocations won't reach
The digital display on one of the city's 27 new electronic parking meters shows 39 minutes left. The electronic although specific amounts have not the $35 million University officials say
meters installed Wednesday are the first in the nation. Parking rates, however, will rise from 25 to 30 cents per yet been determined. they need to meet rising costs and
hour July 1. Under the M.L.K. proposal, new make improvements in campus
fellowships would be created in doc- buildings. 27. million, or an 11 per-
toral programs where minorities are cent increase, is necessary just to
1ib era lunder-represented. The fellowships meet rising costs.
- l" a r s ra s d would be allocated for up to $25,000 for Tuition increases will be necessasry,
four years, and would be for a officials have said, to make up the dif-
,,minority student promising to remain ferences.
By MELISSA IRKS sive to train a BA than an MBA." a competitive salary. in an academic career for five years. In his first budget report as the
By MLISS BIRS sie HAthanan BA," a copstiive alar." inorityasdentcprerosigetoyeainfeenes
With employment opportunities A CPP salary study this year found Because liberal arts majors often After four years, the funding will University's Vice President for
brightening for liberal arts majors, that a University graduate with a don't study an area that has a direct move to aloan basis. Academic Affairs and Provost last
students need to enter their job hunt business administration degree ear- link to a particular career, they must To increase the number of minority month, James Duderstadt said
with broader academic experience, ned $1,625 a month in 1984, while a look as hard as ever to find the right instructors, $80,000 would be allocated missing funds would have to be made
according to University planning of- humanities major made $1,463. occupation. for a visiting professor plan. up through tuition increases, internal
ficials.. "Liberal arts majors, salary wise, "One thing liberal arts majors COLLEGE DAY, the third part of reallocation, and finding new sources
Employers are beginning to are doing better than we have been might find is that the jobs are out the M.L.K. plan, would attract of funding.
recognize the value of awell-rounded, lead to believe," Taylor said. there. They're going to have to work minority teenagers to the University
liberally-educated employee, said For the 1983-84 academic year, the to get them. Jobs aren't listed: and show them the potential of higher DUhDERSTA DT p r e s ented
Assistant Director of Career Planning average salary for a bachelors 'liberal arts majors wanted,"' Taylor education, and expose them to theoretical models which a 15 per-
and Placement (CPP) Simone psychology graduate was $21,000. A said. University life. The program would be ent across-the-boardicrease would
Taylor. Graduates thus have to work foreign language major earned from Cathy Steinbach will be graduating a one dsy, overnight or extended visit meet all the University s needs, and
harder at expanding their $20,400 to $25,896. this December, with a general studies foran 8 percent crease across-the-
background. "A lot of times, liberal arts students degree from LSA. At one point in her M.L K scholarships are also plan- boardwould fulfill basic needs.
"They need to work harder at iden- walk out the door thinking they're four years here, Steinbach wanted to Med K sholarsiy aoln- But he said he doubted tuition would
tifying employers that they are in- destined to a life of volunteer work," enroll in the business school because ned, but the University would not be go that high. "It will be under 10 per-
terested in and making those contac- Taylor said, "It's promising to think she felt, "the prestige along with the ell e ulreive cent - that would be a catastrophe.
ts," she said. She added that the one can be educated and they degree" would make her job search fellowship grants. The university of- But it won't be zero either. It is far too
number of recruiters looking for LSA can find a position of interest that has See JOB, Page 5 tertdegrees the state with 124 early to tell,Duderstadt said earlier
graduates is increasing. this week.

According toa recent Northwestern
University survey of 230 companies,
employers plan to hire 20 percent
more liberal arts graduates this year
than in 1985.
At the University, statistics are dif-
ficult to obtain because liberal arts
graduates often do not consult on-
campus recruiters from major cor-
porations. These recruiters can
provide statistics, according to Ann
Richter, also an assistant at the CPP
office.
EVEN WITHOUT the statistics,
Richter is confident that companies
are hiring more liberal arts
graduates, though students with ad-
vanced degrees - like an MBA - are
being paid more.
"You're going to train anybody you
hire," Richter said. "It's less expen-

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