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July 17, 2000 - Image 2

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2 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, Jlty 17, 2000

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million project to add 400 balcony
seats to Yost Ice Arena, to be located
across from the press box. The seats
will be specifically for supporters of
the University hockey program.
"With the success of the hockey pro-
gram, including two national champi-
onships in the last four years, the
demand for tickets remains very high,"
University Chief Financial Officer
Richard Kasdin said.
The Regents also approved the 2000
to 2001 fiscal year general operating
budget, presented by University Provost
Nancy Cantor.
Tuition increases will be kept at 2.8
percent, below inflation levels. Cantor
acknowledged an "evolving partner-
ship" with the state legislature which
has raised appropriations this year for

the third sear in a row.
The University has "the lowest con-
bined in and out of state tuition increas-
es in the Big 10" Cantor said. "We will
continue to benefit from this partner-
Cantor said the budget will allow the
University to be more creative and
"We want to bring this campus to the
world and bring the world to the cam-
pus," Cantor said.
Among the new programs tobe made
possible by the new budget are an
undergraduate program in the
Department of Biomedical Engineering
and new courses as part of the
University's Life Sciences Initiative.
"We need to expand territory for edu-
cation and exploration," Cantor said.
Despite the approval of the budget by
the Board of Regents, the state legisla-
ture did not approve the bill before

summer recess, but Cantor said it is
very likely to when they return in the
Kasdin said the financial health of
the University is in very good condi-
"The University as a whole is serv
effective at living within whatever the
budget is," Kasdin said. "We understand
our vulnerabilities and control our risks."
Regent Kathy White (D-Ann Arbor)
praised the low tuition rate increase and
said "it's quite remarkable the University
is committed to meeting the full demon-
strated need of in-state students."
Regent Andrea Fischer-Newman (R-
Ann Arbor) agreed, although she said
there was room for improvement.
"We have every reason to be pleased
with tuition rates remaining the same,"
she said. "(But) we still need to work
harder at efficiency and controlling

Tough Day

Carlene Garcia, an LSA senior, studies for class in the grass of the Diag

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State Street where artists can sell
reprints of their work, considering only
originals can be sold at the booths.
Many different forms of entertain-
ment will be performing during the run
of the fair.
Comedian and juggler Johnathon
Parks will be at the corners of Main
Street and Liberty Street entertaining
fair-goers through out the four days.
Steel drum bands and other entertain-

ers will be perfortning at sariouis loca-
Starting July 19th at 9 a.n. and run-
ning until Saturday, July 22nd at 6:00
p.m., Yanchula said, "a town of 1000
people move in, buildings and all."
The array of attitudes and cultures the
fair has to offer, Mayor Sheldon said,
includes "museum quality art to fine
craftsmanship, interesting food and
actors. There is something for everyone."
For more information on the fair,
visit wwartfairorg or ww'imnmichi-

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