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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 86, Number 3 (March 1985)

The news,   pp. 17-20


Page 18


aid must include a copy of their parents' tax
returns, "and the sooner they send all the
forms to us, the sooner we can verify the in-
formation and make an award," Douma
said.
   Sixty-five percent of the $65 million in
student aid awarded this year will probably
be in the form of loans. GSLs, by far the
largest of the aid programs, are made pri-
marily by private lenders. Qualified stu-
dents can borrow up to $2500 a year, and
pay back at a low interest rate that does not
begin until six months after they leave
school. Currently, all students from fami-
lies with incomes under $30,000 are eligible
for the program, but those with incomes
above that must meet a means test in order
to qualify.
UW Still A Liberal Stronghold
But Younger Students Are Changing
all student-dominated city wards in 1984,
Mondale outpolled Reagan 17,928 to
9,647, a 65-to-35-percent margin. (By com-
parison, Carter received 71 percent of that
student vote in 1980.) But a dramatic shift
in student voting patterns is evident when
the figures are analyzed further. In the off-
campus student wards dominated by upper-
classmen, Mondale won this year with 72
percent of the vote, almost identical to that
of 1980. But in the on-campus wards domi-
nated by freshman and sophomore students
who live in residence halls, the vote was vir-
tually even. And in two of those wards-
one centered in the Lakeshore dorms and
the other in the Southeast dorm complex-
the vote went to Reagan-Bush by 55 to 45
percent. Both wards had supported Carter
by a two-to-one margin in 1980.
Tune In On Yesterday
The UW's Center for Film and Theater Re-
search has received approximately 1,500
reels of television film (weighing 24,000
pounds) from Paramount Pictures. It is be-
ing housed at the State Historical Society
No mission was impossible for Peter Graves.
and includes virtually complete sets of such
popular series as "Happy Days," "Laverne
and Shirley," (both produced by Miller-
Milkus Productions, co-owned by Thomas
L. Miller '62) "Taxi," "Mission Impos-
sible," "Mannix" and "Mork and Mindy,"
plus pilots and specials based on these se-
ries.
   "It's a remarkable documentation of
some of the most popular television of the
sixties, seventies and eighties," says Russell
Merritt, director of the center. "Added to
our other holdings dating to the forties, it
gives us one of the top three collections of
TV materials in the world." Those earlier
holdings include productions by Reginald
Rose ("The Defenders"), Ziv Productions
("Highway Patrol," "Boston Blackie"),
Fred Coe ("Playwrights 56" and "Philco/
Goodyear Playhouse") and such MTM En-
terprises offerings as "The Mary Tyler
Moore Show".
   Merritt says the gift will enable scholars
to explore the elements that made for mass-
audience appeal over the past quarter cen-
tury and to trace the careers-upward or
down-of actors, directors and others in
film. "For example, we can find early work
by Robert Altman and Arthur Penn," he
says, "two famous Hollywood directors
who began in television but whose work in
it is virtually unknown."
   The center also houses a significant col-
lection of movie films, the heart of which is
a gift from United Artists that includes
1,700 features from Warner Brothers,
RKO and Monogram; extensive documen-
tation of the Warner Brothers films from
treatments and shooting scripts to legal files
and publicity records; and the business re-
cords of United Artists from its founding in
1919 until 1950.
Ferraro Back For
Madison's Friendliness
In her first major speech following the pres-
idential election, Geraldine Ferraro spoke
to an enthusiastic audience of 1,300 at Me-
morial Union Theater in December. Her
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