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Mass Media (Newspaper) - April 16, 1985, Boston, Massachusetts Volume 19 Issue 28 University of April 16 1985 Regents tell students TAKE A HIKE Meakin Armstrong The state Board of Regents voted Tuesday April 9 to raise the tuition of students by Students attending other colleges and universities within the Massachusetts state system also had their tuition rais ed by an average of The tuition increase in dollar amounts for the students will be thus for the resident undergraduate for the resident graduate student for the undergraduate nonresident and for the nonresident graduate student The increase for other state colleges and universities is lower because students here pay a lower overall percentage in tuition Peter Mitchell of the Regents planning office said that the Regents are trying to even out the cost for everyone attending the state school system The Regents also elected to raise the tuition waiver program which will theoretically offset the increase for A glimpse of the future given current trends in those who cant afford to pay it The statewide tuition waiver reserve was also raised from 2 of the budget to This reserve is intended to assist state schools like in giving further aid to students after it exhausts its own supply We an said Mitchel that will have to use this To further offset the increase the Regents initiated a new program similar to the merit scholarships at other schools These scholarships will be based upon a framework of the schools own choosing This means that will be able to decide on its own how it will award money Chancellor Robert Corrigan spoke at the Regents meeting and opposed the increase on the basis that the students could not afford it Corrigan gave a variety of statistics at the meeting outlining the average student here have an income less than have an income of less than the cost of education forin dependent students income students is Corrigan that 35 of the dependent students atten ding this school have an adjusted gross income of less than These compell ing factors among others lead rne then to state my opposition today even to a tuition increase of Unity by Miqui Tibbetts As many observers see it relations between Blacks and Jews in this coun try have long been in decline The presidential candidacy of Jesse Jackson and the support he received from Louis Farrakhan whose statements appeared to many as anti semitic brought matters to a head A coalition building workshop sponsored jointly by The Hillel Club the Black Student Center and SAC was held Tuesday April 9 in the Wheatley Hall student lounge This workshop was designed to bridge the gap between the two alienated groups and reinforce similarities rather than differences The purpose of the workshop was according to Hillel president Ami Eylath to increase understanding between Black and Jewish com People dont really know one another and with out that they cant understand each Two independent consultants specializing in coalition building Sher rie Brown and Joyce Duncan who have run similar workshops across the country emphasized open dialogue between Blacks and Jews as an essen tial first step I have had a lifelong belief and commitment that Blacks and Jews have a particular bond politically economically and socially in the United States said Brown explaining her dedication to coalition building Other students voiced similar opi nions stressing the bonds between the two groups As one student put it Its not whether were Black or Jewish What is important is that were Americans and when one person is deprived of their liberty all people are In the open discussion preceding the workshop a variety of reasons for at tending the seminar were given by students Im seventy years ex one student in 1925 in the south a black student couldnt go to school But because a Jew built a school for us Im here instead of pick ing One Jewish student professed another type of bond over Passover we learn about the slavery of the Jews I feel that because we Blacks and Jews were slaves there is a connec The workshop to another student was a welcome outlet a good cause to discuss some of the radical issues that often arent dealt with As workshop organizer Joyce Dun can summed it up All people are human loving zestful resourceful be ings Its nonsense to feel quilty about who we And as Hillel and the Black Student Center hoped to ac for a moment Blacks and Jews gathered their chairs in a circle and participated in an of understanding Central American students speak out at UMB forum Left Angela Guatemala Right Armando El Salvador Many of our professors and friends have been killed in our photo by Polly Central American Students discuss their homeland by Michael Holley Two students from Central America visited on Monday April 8 to discuss the realities faced by Guatemalan and El The students Angelica Marcon of Guatemala and Armando Parades of El Salvador were able to provide valuable insight into the similarities and differences between students in America and students of their native countries They began by listing some statistics that emphasized the differences bet ween American students and themselves In Guatemala only 7 of the population has access to higher education in El Salvador that figure is 1 The illiteracy rate in Guatemala is in El Salvador its They stressed however that Repression is the number one problem in the coun and the To page 3
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