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Daily Staff Reporter
The University will ask for $18.4 million
more in state funding for the next fiscal year,
exceeding the anticipated rate of inflation by
$9.5 million.
Provost J. Bernard Machen, who presented
the plans to the University Board of Regents
yesterday, said the extra funding would be used
to kick offtwo new initiatives-one to increase
outreach within the state, and the other to boost
undergraduate research opportunities.
"We're in the education business," Machen
said. "That involves students and that in-
volves research, and both of those compo-
nents involve dollars."
The University also outlined its budget
request for fiscal year 1998, based on a fore-

casted 3.-percent rate of inflation. In addi-
tion to the customary request for a rate of
inflation appropriation increase, the Univer-
sity will also ask for $10 million to continue
the outreach programs.
The 1997 request comes on the heels of last
year's battle with state legislators for fund-
ing, which stemmed from disagreements over
the level of in-state enrollment. The Legisla-
ture asked that state-supported schools keep
out-of-state enrollment under 30 percent -a
request the University did not meet.
Last June, the Legislature denied the
University's request for an appropriation in-
crease equal to the rate of inflation and in-
stead only raised funding by 3 percent.
This summer, the state also allocated $8
million to the University in one-time funds

from an expected budget surplus, which the
University will likely receive this spring.
Machen said yesterday the money will be
used to begin the new initiatives before 1997.
"This outreach effort is terribly important to
the state," said University President James J.
Duderstadt. "Ironically enough, unlike our sis-
ter school in Lansing, which receives about $50
million a year for outreach, we receive almost
none. We're willing to commit the $8 million."
The plan for outreach includes four differ-
ent projects for University involvement in the
community: a Center for Learning through
Community Service, a State and Local Policy
Research Center, expanding economic out-
reach and an Institute for Educational Innova-
tion in K-12.
The new institute is an attempt to form a

partnership between the University and the
Michigan school system, allowing new tech-
nology and ideas to be incorporated more
readily into the schools.
"Our system of higher education remains
superb compared to other countries, whereas
our K-12 seems to be, if not lagging behind,
at least in a system of jeopardy," said Regent
Shirley McFee (R-Battle Creek). "We should
take our technology and share it with K-12."
University liaisons with Lansing say they
support the new appropriation request, and
say they believe the state will see the Univer-
sity in a leadership role with citizens. "As the
budget document was put together, we tried
very hard to reflect on what the year's experi-
ence has been," said Cynthia Wilbanks, asso-
ciate vice president for government relations.

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By Josh White
Daily Staff Reporter
Minority students now make up al-
most 25 percent of the University's
enrollment, the highest proportion ever
in the school's 178-year history.
Students of color represent 24.8 per-
cent of the school, with 8,108 minority
students enrolled, according to fall en-
rollment statistics released yesterday.
Since the 1987 implementation of the
Michigan Mandate, President James J.
Duderstadt's plan to make the University
reflect the diversity of society, minority
enrollment has more than doubled.
"Nearly 25 percent of the school is
represented by minorities, and close to
9 percent ofthe school is African Ameri-
can," Duderstadt said in an interview
with The Michigan Daily. "We have
accomplished much more than I ever
dreamed possible with the Michigan
Mandate. We are not only more di-
verse, but we are a much better school
because of that diversity."
For the fifth straight year, black en-
rollment is at an all-time high. Up 4.8
percent from last year, black students
now comprise 8.7 percent ofthe school's
total enrollment.
Asian Americans are the largest mi-
nority group on campus-10.8 percent
of the student body. Other minorities
showed small declines in enrollment
over the past year, with Hispanic/Latino
enrollment falling from 4.7 percent of
the student population to 4.6 percent,
and with Native American enrollment
dropping from .8 percent to .7 percent.
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit) said
the Michigan Mandate has been highly
successful and will be one ofDuderstadt's
greatest achievements as president.
"The University is stronger and bet-
ter bec'ause ofthe efforts that have come
from the Michigan Mandate," Varner
said after the Board of Regents meeting
yesterday in Flint. "I think that it has
been one of the most important goals
that we have established for ourselves.
It is wonderful for the University to
have such a diverse campus."
John Matlock, assistant vice provost
and director of the Office of Academic
and Multicultural Issues, said the Michi-
gan Mandate has changed the face of
the University over the past decade, but
that the quest for a diverse campus is
not yet nearing the end.

Minority Enrollment
Students of color now comprise
almost a quarter of the total
enrollment at the University's Ann
Arbor campus - the highest
percentage in the school's history.
1994-95 1995-96
Total Minority
24.2%
Afrcan American
Asian American
Hispanic
JONATHAN BERNDT/Daily
Matlock, who was out of town yes-
terday, told the Daily in September,
"We have seen a lot of progress. It
doesn't mean that everything has been
accomplished, because not everything
has. There is still a lot to be done."
Duderstadt also said his goals for the
University, while on their way to.frui-
tion, have not been met.
He said he wants black enrol Iment to
rise to more than 10 percent of the
student population. He also said he
hopes students of color will comprise
more than one-third of the school.
"We are not there yet," Duderstadt said.
"We set a goal of having the University
reflect society. We are getting close, but we
still have a lot ofwork to do. We are going to
have to continue to put our shoulder to the
wheel and keep on pushing."
The statistics released by the Univer-
sity, however, do not reflect foreign
enrollment and only include U.S. citi-
zens and permanent residents enrolled
in degree-granting programs. Matlock
estimated that more than one-third of
the school is represented by interna-
tional and minority students.
Duderstadt said in a statement yes-
terday that he hopes recruitment and
retention efforts will gather more mo-
mentum in the years to come, with the
Michigan Mandate's complete success
See MINORITIES, Page 2

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Fading veto, Medicare bill passes House

House plan would yield
$270 billion in savings
by 2002
Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Taking a giant
tep toward its goal of producing a bal-
ced budget in seven years, the GOP-
ontrolled House approved a Medicare
ill yesterday that would vastly reshape
he 30-year-old health insurance pro-
am for older Americans.
The complex legislation - debated
ndpassed without any public hearings
would yield $270 billion in savings
y 2002, largely by curtailing payments
o doctors and hospitals, increasing out-
f-pocket payments for beneficiaries
and channeling seniors into less expen-
sive managed-care systems.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-

Ga.) called the vote "a big step in the
right direction." Even so, the plan faces
many obstacles in the weeks ahead. The
debate now shifts to the Senate, where it
will run up against an array of powerful
special interests that have chosen to make
their fight inthatmore deliberative body.
It also faces a veto threat that Presi-
dent Clinton renewed even before the
House vote.
"I will not let you destroy Medicare,
and I will veto this bill," Clinton said at
a White House news conference. "I
have to do that to protect the people of
the United States and to protect the
integrity of this program."
Clinton has proposed $124 billion in
Medicare cuts over 10 years.
The bill was approved on a largely
party-line vote of 231-201, with all but
six Republicans supporting'it and all
but four Democrats voting against it.

"We are proud that we've stepped up
to the plate and didn't shy away from a
tough, controversial issue," said Rep.
David Dreier (R-Cal.). He echoed Re-
publican predictions that the plan would
extend the solvency of Medicare's hos-
pital trust fund until 2010 - a claim
disputed by Clinton administration of-
ficials, who argue the GOP plan would
extend the fund's life only to 2006.
Democrats are expected to use the
fact that Republicans did not hold pub-
lic hearings on the proposal to press
their case as the Medicare fight moves
to the Senate.
Led by lobbyists for hospitals, nurses
and the elderly, many organizations
have been husbanding ammunition for
the battle in the upper chamber-where
some moderate Republicans are known
to have reservations about the deep cuts
projected for Medicare's spending

Medicare Bill
A Medicare bill passed yesterday by
the House of Representatives would:.
Limit Medicare growth at 7
percent a year, down from the
current 10 percent.
8 Allow spending on each
beneficiary to grow from $4,800 a
year now to $6,700 by 2002.
0 Allow the private sector to offer
"MedicarePlus" managed-care -
alternatives to the government-run
program.
Source: The Associated Press
growth rate.
Before passing the "Medicare Pres-
ervation Act," the House rejected a
Democratic alternative that would have
cut $90 billion from the projected
growth in spending over 10 years.

Clinton refuses to set time limit on
U.S. troop involvement in Bosnia

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- President
Clinton declined yesterday to embrace
a proposal by his top advisers that he
limit any U.S. troop deployment to
Bosnia to a year, saying that he will not
commit himself until a new peace ac-
cord is completed.
"Ourcommanders believe we can com-

Recent Developments
8 U.N. military observers reported clashes between rebel Serb and Bosnian
government troops around Sanski Most, in violation of a week-old nationwide
cease-fire.
U Fighting was also reported on a second front, near a hydroelectric power
station near Croat-held Jajce, south of Banja Luka.
t U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke said yesterday he was assured the Croatian

Radio correspondent
blames Serb media
for hatred in Balkans
By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
Amid angry protests from audience members, a Bosnian
radio correspondent asserted that the Serb media's portrayal
of their enemies fosters ethnic hatred in the region.
"The news media can be very useful in promoting ethnic
rivalries," said National Public Radio Foreign Correspon-
dent Tom Gjelten, referring to media coverage ofthe Balkan

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