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Tuition hike part ofapproved budget
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University supports a repeal because
current state funding and restraining
tuition "works best."
Cantor also said she expects other
state institutions to make similar
increases, although it is most important
to compare the University's increases
to its past ones.
Schools such as Eastern Michigan
University and Western Michigan
University will raise tuition by 3 per-
cent, while Michigan State University
plans on a 2.3 percent increase.
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During the meeting, the regents also
approved a 3 percent average increase
for graduate student tuition.
The tuition increases are part of the
University budget, approved unani-
mously by the regents.
These increases will help the
University build its general fund bud-
get revenues to $928.3 million, 4.27
percent more than in 1998.
Before starting the budget presenta-
tions at the regents meeting,
University President Lee Bollinger
said he wanted to recognize those who
worked on preparing the budget.
"It almost goes withoutx sa inwhat a
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Regent Olivia Manard (D-
Goodrich) asked Goss to clarify a
report last Wednesday in The Detroit
News that questioned the process of
elevating men's soccer and wsonsen's
water polo to varsity status.
"That article was clearly wrong,"
Goss said, adding that men's soccer
would begin in the fall of 2000 and
varsity water polo in the spring of
While Newman was the only regents
to publicly criticize Goss, others came
to his defense.
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-
Bloomfield fills) said prt of the
deficit can be blamed on preserving
certain traditions, such as the non-com-
mercialization policy inside Michigan
"Imagine how much money we
could generate by naming it
DaimlerChrysler Stadium," Deitch
said. Although giving naming rights
and introducing skyboxes to athletic
facilities would generate revenue, he
added, it would further the over-
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fantastic amount of work by many people
went ito the budget," Bollinger said.
University Chief Financial Oficer
Robert Kasdin said the University is
on stable financial footings.
"We are in excellent financial shape,"
Cantor said budget increases will
help the University retain faculty and
staff. She said the budget also focus-
es on enhancing caspus learning
ens ironments such as the
Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Program, LSA learning centers plus
the University libraries and thee
MuseUrn of Art.
commercialization of Big Tess athlet-
ic facilities, something he is proud
Michigan has avoided.
Though many have questioned Goss'
leadership after recent cotrocrsies
surrounding the Athletic Depatment,
Deitch said he had confidence in the
"I look at this and say. this guy has
not fallen," Deitch said. "Some choices
were good and sone cweren't so good
... and I think we have great leadership
in Mr. Goss and I look forward to the
Regent Kathy White (D-Ann
Arbor) said she was pleased with thee
department's move toward gender
equity despite increased expendi-
"Our performance in Title IX and
gender equality leads the Big 10 and
the nation," Goss said, reporting that
Michigan sports are within one per-
cent of achieving total gender equi-
But with the projected operating sur-
plus, Goss said after the meeting that
things are looking brighter for the
The surplus will be used to address
major capital maintenance projects and
to establish a permanent capital
$2011000 of the projected budget
surplus will be put into the capital
replacement fund, with increasing
amounts devoted to it in the coming
According to the budget report given
to the regents, four additional home
basketball games, increased corporate
sponsorships and other factors will con-
tribute to the projected surplus.
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The investigation into what caused the apparent crash of John F Kessnedy Jr's
plane will be unusually complicated because the plane went down in the ocean.
but experienced investigators from the National Transportation Safety Bord can
pull secrets from what appears to be a pile of junk.
The U.S. Coast Guard focused search efforts yesterday afternoon on a smaller
area off the southwest coast of Martha's Vineyard, and sources expresseld opti-
mism that the plane would be found soon. Nonetheless, evidence was di-appe<
ing hour by hour on the ocean floor, corroded by salt water, washed awy by tides
or even eaten by ocean creatures.
It is already too late to collect some evidence flom the victims such as bodily
fluids that could give investigators information not only about a person's condi-
tion but also uhether there w'as fire or dangerous gases in the cockpit.
student fee hike
The University Board of
Regents approved a 50 cent
increase for school and college
government fees for the 1999-
In an action request from
Interim Vice President for Student
Affairs E. Royster Harper to the
regents, the increase, from $1 to
S1.50, will pro-,ide improved pro-
gramming and student organiza-
tion funding at the school and col-
lege level. The increase is the first
Fees for Michigan Student
Assembly and Student Legal
Services will remain the same at
c5.69 per student for MSA and
$5.50 for SLS.
"We feel that we have increased
our productivity without increas-
ing our need for financial
resources in part because we have
increased our communication with
the University administration,"
said MSA President Brat Elias,
in a letter to the regents.
oppose purchase of
Iad. near reserve
The regents authorized the
University to purcha:e Camp
Knight, a 45-acre property adjacent
to the University's Biological
Station on Douglas Lake, near
Although. University Provost
Nancy Cantor said the purchase
was "critical" to the future of bio-
logical experiments, Regent
Andrea Fischer Newmnan (R-Ann
Arbor) and Regent Daniel Horning
(R-Grand Haven) cast opposing
"I have difficulty purchasing a
property above the appraised
value," Newman said.
According to a report given *
the regents, the price of the prop-
erty is not to exceed $1.8 million.
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