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May 19, 1989 - Image 1

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Ninety- nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCIX, NO. 3-S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, May 19, 1989 * % a
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DEARBORN - The Michigan tuition hike
Student Assembly will have to use.
25 percent of next year's budget to BY LISA WINER University, Stanford University,
begin paying off a $63,000 deficit, DEARBORN - Although the Johns Hopkins University, Prince-
MSA Student General Counselor state may allocate more money to ton University, and the Mas-
John Coleman said at yesterday's the University than anticipated this sachusetts Institute of Technology.
meeting of the University's Board of year, the tuition percent increase for Vest presented two budget mod-
Regents. 1989-90 may reach double-digits, els yesterday - one with a 10 per-
After conducting an investigation said University Provost and Vice cent tuition hike, the other with
of discrepancies in MSA's budget President for Academic Affairs about a 13 percent increase. The 10
dating back to 1987, MSA president Charles Vest at the University's percent model represents a two per-
Aaron Williams told the regents the Board of Regents meeting yesterday. see Tuition, Page 5
assembly owed $63,000 in unpaid "We are worried and are likely to S
allocations to Student Legal Ser- be facing a very tough budget year," S eate
vices, the Ann Arbor Tenants Union said Vest, "even with the glimmer of
and other student organizations. hope (the state has given the proposes
The discrepancies, discovered by University)."
external auditors in August, 1988, In the annual report on the status u dget
were unnoticed by the AATU, SLS, of the budget, Vest predicted only a
and MSA treasurer John Wilson un- three to four percent increase in state increase
til an investigation by the Student support. BY TONY SILBER
Organization Accounts Service last But if the state Senate votes next LANSING - The Michigan
month. week in favor of adding $20 million Senate Subcommittee for Higher
In order to immediately pay off to the higher education budget, the Education yesterday recommended a
this deficit, MSA will have to take increment may be raised to five or $37 million increase to Governor
out a two year loan at zero percent six percent, said Richard Kennedy, James Blanchard's $1.148 billion
interest from the SOAS, Coleman the University's Vice President for proposal for the 1989-90 fiscal bud-
said. Government Relations. get.
"We don't want to short change This larger increment, however, The increase represents the
anybody," he said. will probably not be enough to meet strength of the Michigan economy
Williams blamed former MSA Associated Press the University's financial needs, said in 1988, said Doug Roberts of the
President Michael Phillips for the Victory. Vest, and the University must also senate fiscal agency.
budget deficit. Phillips was unavail- A protester leaves an MSU administration building Tuesday night make up for cuts in federal support. The State House of Representa-
able for comment last night. where students had staged an eight day sit-in to protest the Vest noted that many other uni- tives had recommended a $40 mil-
A number of regents expressed treatment of people of color on campus. Students left when a versities are facing major financial lion increase to the governor's bud-
See MSA, Page 5 settlement on demands was reached after hours of negotiation. crises. Among them are Cornell See Budget, Page 5
State official investigates
English student's dismissal
BY MICHAEL J. YOUNG "I'd prefer not to have had to resort to legal mea-
Embattled Ph.D. candidate Charita Ford met for sures, but they did not seem to want to address the in-
three hours yesterday with Prof. Lincoln Faller, the equity until I had taken it outside of the University,"
Graduate Chair of the English Dept., and Dr. Eugene said Ford.
0 Henderson, of the Office of Minority Equity from the After the meeting, Ford said the University had not
Michigan Department of Education. yet come through with adequate evidence to justify her
The private meeting is the latest development in the abrupt dismissal. The state appointed investigator,
ongoing controversy over Ford's April dismissal from Henderson, concurred that "there are some inconsisten-
the University graduate program in English. cies in the University's position."
Ford, who received her MA from the University and Prof. Faller refused to comment on the meeting.
has won numerous fellowships and awards, filed a Henderson pledges to "continue the investigation as
Civil Rights Complaint with Operation Push!, the long as it is necessary." The next step is to meet with
NAACP, and the Michigan Dept. of Civil Rights last the LSA Executive Committee, but no date has been BILL WOOD/Daily
month. She claims her dismissal "has not been set. Charita Ford (right) meets a friend before her meeting with a state
substantiated and is based on unfair and discriminatory "I have contributed a great deal to this University," official and Prof. Lincoln Faller. Dan Devries (left), who is also a psy-
n ,rpeand newnA- " said Ford "I should not he thwarted (this way)." chiatrist, was denied access to the meeting by Faller.

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