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One hundred three years of editorial freedom
In. st, atin o b edakJuy 13,1941994 The Michigan Daily
[n-state tuition to break $5,000 mark

Provost to propose Tuitic
tuition increases at The admini
tomorrow's Board the next se
of Regents meeting Average tui
the cost ha
y Lisa Dines past six yei
nd Ronnie Glassberg
increase in state funding won't
revent the University from reaching $11,01
eeperintostudents' andparents' pock-
ts this fall.
Despite a 2.3-percent increase in
ateappropriations, theUniversitywill
crease in-state residents' tuition by
.9 percent- bringing undergraduate
ition and fees to an average of $5,457
year. Non-residents face a 5-percent $3,281
"I think it's a very responsible bud-
et and one that reflects the reality of
e circumstances,"said ExecutiveVice
resident for Academic Affairs and
rovost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr.
The increase needs to be approved
y the University Board of Regents at 1989
s meeting tomorrow. Source: American,
Over the past five years, the Michigan St
niversity's tuition has increased an residents wi
rage of 10.1 percent a year for resi- cent, slightl
ents - the highest of the Big Ten of inflation.
niversities. A large p
The other two research universities tuition incre
the state will hold their increase across-the-b
elow that of the University next year. faculty and
ayne State University will increase Other in(
ition for residents 5.1 percent. At dent financi
class to be
argest in
U' history )
Kiran Srinivas
The new Fab 5 won't be the biggest
hing on campus this fall.
But the size of their class will.
"Next year's incoming classshould
e the biggest in University history. It
s expected to be in the 4,900's," said
Ilan Levy, spokesperson for the Hous- Orientation
g Division. The Hou
The Registrar's Office will not re- on-campus
ease the official number of enrolled dents who '
tudents until September. But Levy housing. Ev
aid this class willeclipse the old record year's class,
>f 4,833 students set last year. a living assi

carefully, which Iwill do, and listen to
the arguments (the provost) presents,"
he said. "Universities cannot price
themselves out of the market."
Michigan Student Assembly Presi-
dent Julie Neenan said the University
should not increase tuition above the
rate of inflation --3.2 percent.
"My stance is that tuition should be
in line with the rate of inflation. I think
inflationary increases is the limit of
what is justified," Neenan said. "I'm
just afraid the caliber of students at-
tractedtothe University of Michigan is
going to get to the point of almost
elitist. I think it's got to stop."
Whitaker said state appropriation
increases are still below the rate of
inflation necessitating the tuition hike.
"While the state priorities have
changed, the University priorities
should not change," Whitaker said.
Although residents face a higher
boost in tuition, out-of-state under-
graduate students will pay an average
of $16,455 in tuition and fees next year.
President James J. Duderstadt said
the difference between resident and
non-resident tuition rates depends on
the level of state appropriations.
"For Michigan residents, the state,
in theory, provides the discount. If the
state is unwilling to pay the discount,
we must ask people to pay a little
more," Duderstadt said.
Whitaker emphasized that since a
See TUITION, Page 2

Association of State Colleges and Universitie:
ate University, tuition for
ll increase only 3.5 per-
y above the expected rate
ortion of the University's
ase will be used to fund an
oard salary increase for
creases are slated for stu-
Al aid, undergraduate edu-

cation and hiring minority and female
professors in accordance with recent
University initiatives. The budget also
includes a flexible reserve fund of $3.2
million in case funding projections fall
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-
Bloomfield Hills) said he expects the
regents to support the provost's pro-
posal. "I think when you balance all of

the factors, I think it's a measured
proposal," he said. "I'm concerned
about seeking ways to keep it as low as
we can, but at the same time you don't
want to sacrifice the overall quality of
the University."
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar-
bor) said he did not know whether he
would support the recommendations.
"My sense is that I'll have to look at it

Judge's ruling takes child
out of 'U' student's hands

By Michelle Lee Thompson
Jennifer Ireland, an LSA sopho-
more, came to the University last fall
with a4.3high-schoolGPA,three pres-
tigious scholarships and a 2-year-old
child. Instead of living in the dorms,
she lived in Northwood Family Hous-
ing with her daughter Maranda.
Next year, she may not qualify to
live there.
She is currently appealing a recent
Macomb County Circuit Court deci-
sion in which Judge Raymond R.
Cashen awarded custody of her daugh-
ter, MarandatoStevenSmithIreland's
former high-school sweetheart and the
child's father.
Cashen said he did not believe that
Ireland could handle both college and
parenting. He ruled that she would
have to leave her child in day care too

much in order to attend school.
"It's a ludicrous decision. It blows
my mind to think about it," Ireland
said. "It's a blow to single parents in a
major way."
Julie Field, an assistant professor in
the Law School and legal counsel for
Ireland in her appeal, said the judge's
decision outraged her. "It doesn'tmake
any sense, actually," Field said.
"Basically, (Cashen) decided that
because (Ireland) would have to put
her child in day care without any evi-
dence that day care was harmful, when
in fact day care can be advantageous to
a child," she said.
While Ireland was in classes for
approximately 35 hours per week,
Marandawasenrolled in alicensedday
care program, just like many children
of working mothers.
See IRELAND, Page 2

students complete the ritual fountain walk next to Burton Tower.
using Division guarantees "There is not a problem with re-
housing to all first-year stu- spect to basic availability. We willhave
want to live in University enoughspacetohouseeveryone," Levy
ven with the size of this said.
all students will still have "The issue which makes it compli-
gnment next year. See ENROLLMENT, Page 7

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