Eastern Progress 1983-1984

Thomas Ban
1983 unpublished
Editor Democrat Martha Layne Collins, 46, became the first woman to occupy the governor's chair in Kentucky by virtue of her victory Tuesday over Republican state Sen. Jim Bunning. Collins led a statewide sweep for the Democratic Party as it won all eight of the constitutional offices at stake. With 2,915 of the state's 3,207 precincts counted, Collins had collected 473.737 votes to Bunning's 390.854. Nicholas McCubbin. who ran on the Citizens United ticket, also had ' 10,599 votes. With the
more » ... tory Collins became the only female to currently hold the title of governor in the United States. On campus 462 students turned out to vote and the final tabulations reflected almost the same trend as the statewide tallies did. All eight statewide Democratic candidates came away with comfortable wins in the campus polls. Collins collected 242 votes to Bunning's 204 and McCubbin's 2. In Madison County Collins again came out victorious by a 6,638 to 5,777 vote margin In other state elections Democrat Steve Beshear handily defeated Republican Eugene Stuart by a margin of 476.938 to 272,566 with 91 percent of the votes counted. At the university Beshear s victory was by a 281-141 vote margin, and in Madison County. Beshear had 7.407 votes to 3.992 for Stuart Other statewide Democratic winners were: Dave Armstrong attorney general; Drexell Davis, secretary of state; Mary Ann Tobin, auditor; Francis Jones Mills, state treasurer; Alice McDonald, superintendent of public instruction; and David Boswell, comaioner of agriculture • I y Board approves tuition increase ■ x Blasting out Pho,°b/ D,on ' Br,ndenborg A university solo trumpeteer blasts a few high notes up into the home crowd bleachers at Hanger FiekWuVing die Marching Maroon's last regularly scheduled home performance of the 1983 football season, while the saxophonesectiigijccornpanies him By Todd Kieffman Staff writer In its regular quarterly meeting Saturday, the university's Board of Regents approved a recommended 7 percent tuition increase, effective the fall semester of 1984. The tuition hike must still receive final approval from the Council of Higher Education which recommended the increase. "I'd say there is better than a 50-50 chance that the council will approve the increases," said Jan Clark, the university's director of budget and planning. The raise in tuition, if approved, would mean an increase of $27 per semester, a total of S415, for Kentucky residents attending any of the state's institutions offering master's degree programs. State institutions that will be subjected to the proposed 7 percent increase include Western, Murray, Morehead. Kentucky State, Northern Kentucky and the university. Out-of-state students will be paying SI,245 per semester, an increase of $82. The proposed increments will also increase fees for the community college system, raising tuition to S234 per semester, a 13 percent bolstering. Tuition rates at state universities offering doctoral degree programs (UK and 1)1.1 will rise 11 percent, to $520 per semester. The proposal, if passed by the CHE in its Nov. 15 meeting would also mean another 7 percent tuition increase scheduled for the 198566 academic year, bringing tuition figures to $442 per semester for in-state students and $1,327 for non-residents The board also reviewed the CHE's financial committee's recommendations for the 1984-86 biennium. The recommendations showed a proposed 8.7 percent increase in recur ring state appropriated funds available \o the university for the 1984-85 academic year and 9.7 percent increase for the following year. The proposed increase will provide the university with an additional $3.1 million in recurring funds for the 1984-85 year, bringing the total state appropriated funds to over $37 million The figures show that state funding provides approximately 62.7 percent of the university's budget, while student tuition makes up 20.2 percent and goverment grants and contracts contribute 11.1 percent. The report also noted the $l.b million in non-recurring funds proposed for maintenance and renovation anil the $1.05 million scheduled for academic computer services. The report also included $950,000 proposed for the replacement of equip ment that hasn't met requirements at the Hummel Planetarium.