*ne hundredfive years
July 17, 1996
This chart shows the increase in first-year
student tuition during the past seven
years. The increase in tuition is
*ne of the lowest since %
$17,738 Regents to vote on new budget
M New budget proposes Daily, Machen said he will deliver a Last year, tuition for lower-division in
smallest tuition hike in1 "much more conservative" budget, state students was raised by 4.9 percent.
characterized by "fiscal constraint," to Michigan Student Assembly
over a decade the board tomorrow. President Fiona Rose said she wil
By Jennifer Harvey
and Katie Wang
Daily News Editors
Provost J. Bernard Machen plans to
unveil to the University Board of
Regents tomorrow in the 1996-97 bud-
get proposal, the lowest tuition increase
in over a decade. If the Board accepts
the budget, University students will
face a 3- to 5-percent increase in their
tuition next year, depending on their
residency status. With the exception of
the 1984-85 budget, this is the lowest
annual increase since 1980.
In a interview with The Michigan
"This budget is a commitment to
undergraduate education, diversity,
public access to education and financial
need of Michigan residents," Machen
said. "We consider this the minimum
budget we can accept for quality com-
mitment at this University."
Lower-division in-state residents will
face a 3-percent increase, while all
other students will face a 5-percent
increase. This translates to an increase
of about $422 for out-of-state students,
and an increase of $81 for in-state stu-
dents per semester. The proposed hikes
would bring the total tuition cost for a
non-Michigan residents to $17,738 and
$5,532 for state residents for 1996-97.
endorse Machen's recomtmendation, as
it allocates funds in a way that allows
for the maintenance of the current qual-
ity of University programs, while pre-
venting any degradation of services. "It
makes sense educationally and fiscal-
ly," Rose said.
The tuition increase is part of a pro-
posed General Fund budget of $796.7
million, an overall increase of $26.3
Machen said this year's low increase
reflects the lower inflation rates and the
increase in state funding. ie said there
is no proposed increase for any of the
See BUDGET Page 2
Charges against Matlock
dropped; 'U' committees
to seek DPS answers
By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Mnaging News Editor
As men and women sat waiting for
jury selection in 15th District Court
Judge Elizabeth Hines' courtroom last
Friday, the charges they were scheduled
* evaluate were being dropped, at the
request of the prosecutor.
The misdemeanor charges against
John Matlock, director of the Office of
Academic Multicultural Initiatives,
were dropped just before a trial on the
matter was scheduled to begin. Matlock
had been charged with assault and
interfering with an officer.
The charges stemmed from a Feb. 17
incident at the Central Campus
Recreation Building where Matlock
had a confronation with two
Department of Public Safety officers,
Michael Kelley and Peter Pressley.
Washtenaw County Chief
Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Burke
said Pressley and Kelley presented
him with a letter Friday morning
asking him not to pursue the charges
"In cases like this we keep the wish-
es of the victims in mind," Burke said.
"If they don't want to come forward, we
See MATLOCK, Page 8
speak to City
By Erena Baybik
Dailyv Staff Reporter
Monday's city council meeting was
flooded with anti-Ku Klux Klan pro-
testers who joined demonstrators
protesting the Ann Arbor Police
Department's conduct regarding the
recent arrest of Jamar French. The pro-
testers voiced their concerns about the
AAPD and argued the need for an inde-
pendent investigation into their actions.
Eight protesters spoke at the meet-
ing, accusing the police department of
being racist and discriminatory toward
the youth, poor and African American
citizens of Ann Arbor.
"We're here to charge you with
racism and police brutality.- Ann
Arbor is sopped with it, said Shanta
Driver, a member of the National
Women's Rights Organizing Coalition.
One of the protesters' demands was
to have all the remaining warrants from
the June 22 anti-KKK rally sealed and
no more arrests made.
They also spoke about French, who
was arrested earlier this year and died
just after being released from police
"The French family and the Davis
family have decided to bring charges
against Mayor Sheldon - we feel the
mayor has tried to wrap this under the
See PROTESTERS Page 2
kU' names candidates for
interim Medical posts
By Katie Wang
Daily News ldior
Tvo members of the University's
medical community have been tapped
as candidates to fill top administrative
>isions that opened up last month.
Wending approval by the University
Board of Regents this Friday, Dr. A.
Lorris Betz and Larry Warren will
become the interim dean of the Medical
School and the interim executive direc-
tor of the Medical Center, respectively.
Betz, who currently. serves as the
executive associate dean, would be
replacing Dr. Giles Bole, who
announced last month he will be step-
ping down on August I to return to the
"(Betz) is not only a respected mem-
ber of the Medical School faculty, but
he is experienced as a strong adminis-
trator," said J. Bernard Machen,
University provost. "We are fortunate
that he has agreed to serve in an interim
role for the University as dean, and I
look forward to working even more
closely with him."
See INTERIM Page 2
Pastor Larry Davis spoke out with AAOAK members at the City Council meeting on
Monday. Davis charged Ann Arbor police with the murder of his nephew, Jamar
French, who died of a drug overdose May 31.
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