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1998 Fall Undergraduate Tuton Increase of 3.9%
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Susan T. Port University Provost Nancy Cantor said the Arbor) voted no on the budget, stating the
Daily News Editor budget increase is necessary to maintain the University should not burden students with a 8000
With the stated intent of better competing with University's quality education. tuition increase.
the Ivy Leagues and continuing to be on the cut- "I am absolutely delighted by the "Michigan is a great institution, and I want it to
ting edge in technology and academics, the University's support" Cantor said, remain that way, Newman said. "I want it to be
University Board of Regents approved a 39 per- Faculty salaries, undergraduate educa- affordable. Therefore I agree with the mission, I
cent tuition increase for the 1998-'99 school year. tion, information technology and the do not agree with the way it's being funded" 00
Last Thursday, the administration proposed, University library system dominate the Newman said the administration should
and the Regents approved, by a vote of 6-1, the budget for the upcoming year. explore other avenues of raising funds and 2000
$890 million budget, $41 million more than Included in the budget is a provision to "look at ways to control cost at the
last year's budget. expand living-learning communities, "to enable University. It's too high."
Students enrolled in the School of Literature, our students to cross-boundary their ideas of Cantor said the LSA fee allocated for infor- Rsdent Resident N-R,,idnt Non-Resident
cience and the Arts will also have to pay an relationships and experiences" Cantor said. mation technology will help students "learn to 1997 1998 1997 1998
additional $30 per semester as a technology fee Regent Andrea Fisher Newman (R-Ann See TUITION, Page 7 MICHELE McCOMBS/tadIy
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98-'99 at buyers
By Amit Pandy
'A IDaity Staif Reporter
SThe Ann Arbor Art Fair marks the largest event of
By Susan T. Port its kind in the nation. During the four-day event,
Daily News Editor which consists of three separately run fairs includ-
The University Board of Regents ing the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, State Street
proved the Athletic Department 4h Area Art Fair and Ann Arbor Street Fair, artisans and
dget for the '98-'99 year on artists, street musicians and vendors alike make the
Thursday. most of beautiful weather by displaying their talents
Athletic Director Tom Goss pre- Mj and merchandise.
sented a proposed budget of rev- 4tMore than 500,000 visitors came to Ann Arbor last
enues of $45.1 million and operat- week to join community members in celebrating the
ing expenditures of $44.9 million, s.artists' works. Their crafts represent a massive variety
which will generate a surplus of of media, ranging from watercolor to brass sculpture.
$200,000. Many artists travel from their home towns such as
In 1998, the budget raised a sur- from Ann Arbor and even Spokane, Wash., to take
plus of $1.2 million with revenues part in this yearly event.
$44 million. Expenses totaled Stan Miller, a watercolor artist from Spokane,
42.8 million, after first showing his work at the Art Fair last year,
Goss attributed the large surplus decided to come back for a second round. He said he
to the University football team play- ADiANA UGoVCH/aiay was pleased with the experience the fair had given
ing one fewer home game in '98 A bronze sculpture of a little girl peeks out onto William Street at the Art Fair, Wednesday through Saturday. him, as well as the visitors' reactions.
than last season. The piece by Jane DeDecker, a Colorado artist, was one of many works of art on display for the crowd. See ART FAIR, Page 2
Goss said the University has
gained much recognition from win-
ningmg twnatonihampionshis Student regent campaign hits another snag
and its first ever Big Ten Basketballda
Tournament. This year also marked By Gerard Cohen-Vrgnaud approved an MSA-proposed fee increase campaign. The MCFA prohibits public dent regent on the board.
the first time one university had Daily News Editor to be collected through the University bodies from expending funds for a ballot "This really isn't a ruling because the
th a mle and female Big Ten The Michigan Student Assembly's that would have been allocated to gather question committee. situation proposed doesn't really exist,'
Whlete of the Year, quest for a student regent was deflated signatures for a statewide ballot question While refusing to offer a declaratory said Elizabeth Boyd, a spokesperson for
"The Athletic Department had again last week when the Secretary of on the issue of a student regent. ruling on the matter because the fee the Secretary of State. "What we are
quite a few athletic sucesses during State's office, in a draft letter, found that In June, the administration refused to increase will never be proposed to the looking at here is an interpretation.
the course of the year," Goss said. the assembly's strategy of trying to collect propose the fee increase to the University Regents and therefore does not consti- What was earlier suggested by the stu-
Goss said there has been a funds via the University would violate the Board of Regents, which must approve tute "an actual state of facts," the dents could not be done.'
tremendous increase in funds to the Michigan Campaign Finance Act if sane- all MSA fee increases, citing doubt over Secretary of State's interpretation of the MSA President Trent Thompson said
University - from $4.5 million up tioned by the Regents. the legality of a public body such as the law effectively means that MSA would the assembly will continue to fight for
See ATHLETICS, Page 2 In last winter's elections, students University collecting funds for a political have to find another way to place a stu- See REGENT, Page 7
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