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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

Regents set
the andatory
smells the dent
stu feesi

The Michigan Daily Summer
Weekly will not publish on
June 24, in observance of
final exams. The Daily
returns on July 1 chock-full
of all the exciting news,
sports arts and opinion
you've come to expect
Ann Arbor
Presidential fellow award
Assistant Professor of
Anthropology John Mitani
was recently named one of
the first recipients of the
Presidential Faculty Fellow
Awards. Mitani will receive
a grant of $100,000 per
year for five years from the
National Science
Foundation to continue his
studies of primate behavior
and animal communication.
Genius' awards
Two University professors
were named as recipients
of the MacArthur -
Foundation's annual grants
awarded to 'genius'
professors across the
country. John Holland, a
professor of psychology and
electrical engineering and
computer science will.
receive $369,000. Ann Ellis
Hanson, a visiting.
associate professor of
Greek and Latin, will
receive $340,000.
MacArthur fellows are free
to spend their awards on
whatever research they
Coaching moves I
Gary Moeller announced
this week the hi ring of
former Northwestern
assistant Mike DeBord to
fill the assistant coaching
vacancy left when Jerry
Hanlon moved to the.
athletic department's
development staff.
Coaching moves ii
Former Wolverine icer Billy
Powers is retuming to the
team as an assistant
coach. Most recently an
assistant at CCHA rival
University of Illinois-
Chicago, Powers fills the
position left open when
Dave Shand departed to
attend law school.


peonies in
x Nichols
The flowers
v are in full
-T bloom at the
entrance of
the Arb, near
Mary Markleyl
"Jo- 7:x rahall.
Dorsey arrested i n Rio
by David Shepardson speech. Conference on Enivommental
Daily Opinion Editor During Mwangi's speech - Development (UNCED), made
A University student was which was harshly critical of a statementcriticizing President
detained by Brazilian police af- U.S. environmental policy - Bush'senvironmentalpolicyand
ter criticizing U.S.environmental theSecretariatwhowasincharge the decision to cut off television
policy at a press conference of the meeting ordered confer- monitors covering Mwangi's
during a plenary session of the ence television monitors shut- speech.
Earth Summit last week. off. The terminals relayed the Individual groups attending
Michael Dorsey, a Natural conference to the more than the summit frequently called
Resources senior, was detained 5,000tmembers of the press who impromptu press conferences
for fivehourswithapproximately were in Rio reporting on the throughout the week.
12 other youth representatives summit. During Dorsey's speech,
from the global community. The 25-member youth del- U.N. security forces stormed the
Last Friday morning, the egation -of which Dorsey was press conference and ripped off
youth delegation to the Earth a member - spontaneously the identification badges of the
Summit was given its only decided to walk out of the youth delegates. The police said
chance to address the plenary plenary hall, in order to call a the press conference was an il-
session of the conference. press conference and condemn legal demonstration on U.N.
Wagaki Mwangi, a student at the shut-off. property. By the time Dorsey
the University of Nairobi and At the press conference, had finished his statement, ap-
Non-Governmental Organiza- Dorsey, whohad been attending proximately 30 officers formed
tion (NGO) delegate from the conference as the official a barricade between the youth
Kenya, was chosen by the del- youth observer on the U.S. del- delegatesand the approximately
egation to make a seven-minute egation to the United Nations See DORSEy, Page 2

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Staff Reporter
Although students will have
to wait until mid-August to find
outnext year's tuition increases,
otherline-itemstudent feeshave
been determined.
Students will no longer be
directly charged for funding the
Michigan Collegiate Coalition
(MCC) - a statewide student
group that lobbies on behalf of
public university students.
The University Board of
Regents voted Thursday to
eliminate the 35 cent-per-term
fee that has been included on
student tuition bills since 1988
because of dissatisfaction with
some of the group's activities.
Several regents claimed
MCC does not always act in the
interest of higher education,
particularly this pastschoolyear
whenit backedastatelegislator's
bill seeking a constitutional
limitation on tuition, capping it
at the annual rate of inflation. -
Regent Paul Brown (D-
Petoskey) called the move by
the Lansing-based group a"fatal
mistake." He said, "Nothing
could be more harmful to edu-
cation in Michigan than to pass
such a hare-brained scheme ...
They dug ahole I'mnotgoing to
pull them out of."
MCC Chair Guy Clark told
regents during the public com-
ments session that the group no
longer supports the bill. "We

have, in essence, withdrawn any
kind of activity around this is-
sue," he said.
But the regents still voted 8-
0 to drop the mandatory fee al-
This decision could have
serious reprecussions for MCC,
since 25 percent of its campus
support came from University
studentslast year. Students at 11
of Michigan's 15 public univer-
sitiesprovidedmoney for MCC.
The unanimous regental de-
cision did not reflect the recom-
mendation made by the Michi-
ganStudent Assembly-which
has been responsible for chan-
neling the money to MCC.
In a letter to the board, MSA
funds for MCC be included in
the MSA fee, so that "the stu-
dents, through a direct ballot
question, will be able to decide
for themselves the level of par-
ticipation in MCC."
But while MSA can stillhelp
fund MCC, the money willnot
come from a direct student tax.
The board alsorejectedMSA
in the mandatory student gov-
ernmentfee-whichhelps fund
Student Legal Services, the Ann
Arbor Tenants Union and the
assembly itself.
MSA reccommended that
the current fee of $6.27 per stu-
dent per term be increased to a
See REGENrS, Page 2

'U' maintains strict policy on residency

by Emily Fries
Daily Staff Reporter
As the cost of a college education
continues to rise, students across the
nation are seeking creative ways tolower
their tuition bills. These solutions range
from joining ROTC to attending school
part time while working to gain resident
student status in the state of Michigan.
Establishing resident studentstatus at
the University is not a simple task. More
than 1,800studentsapply tothe Residence
Status Office for reclassification every
year. Despite the strict deadlines and
requirements more than 50percent of the
requests are granted.
Michigan has no uniform policy re-

garding residency. Simply obtaining a
driver's license or registering to vote
does not guarantee in-state status, as at
some other schools. Also, each university
has the authority to establish its own
residency regulations.
At the University, one person, Paul
Wright, Assistant University Registrar,
grants or denies resident student status.
Students may appeal Wright's decision
to a five person board consisting of one
faculty member, one student, and repre-
sentatives from the offices of the Vice
President for Student Affairs, the Vice
President for Academic Affairs, and the
An offer of full time employment in

Michigan - during school or after
graduation - is not sufficient grounds
for resident status.
"If they applied originally to the
University from outside of the state and
come here as a student and then find full-
time employment while a student we
need to determine if it is the job or the
schoolthatis thereasonfor themcoming,"
Wright said.
IheResidence Status Officemandates
that students be U.S. citizens and main-
tain continuous presencein Michigan for
one year.
"After that, we look at the merits of
the application," Wright said. "There is
no set criteria. There are a whole lot of

factors. Basically, we ask, 'Did they re-
but the presumption of non-residency?"'
A handful of students each year ex-
haust the appeals process and then choose
to sue the University, but the University
has never lost a case.
For example, Jessica Vinter, a
graduate student in Slavic Languages
and Literature is considering suing the
University because she feels that the
criteria are arbitrarily applied.
'The rules are unfair and they use
them to their own advantage. They dis-
count the person altogether,"Vinter said.
"They can construe therules to whatever
serves their purpose."
See REsiDCy, Page 2

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