1994-09-07; Central Michigan Life
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LOW: 55 LS •S/GMA Pi HOUSE RB-OTENS m !■■ — JQBouLjk •Iowa is no MSU, beats Central 52-21 page? •Student has recording studio in home ' PAGE 12 TV \ I i \ w •volleyball tournament turns sour i for Central \ RAGE 9 HIGH: lower 70s LOW: lower 50s Central! iff Michigan LI ■ E ^©..03^ Motorcycle crash kills CMU student By SCOTT ANDERSON LIFE Assistant News Editor A 23-year-old wildlife biology student was killed while riding a motorcycle in Bay City Monday morning. Sean P. Nolan, Essexville junior was traveling south on Euclid Avenue a\ 1:25 a.m. when a car driven bv Brian Frank Wegener, 21. of Bay City failed to yield at a flash'ng red light and collided with Nolan, according to the Bay City post of the Michigan State Police. Nolan was confirmed dead upon the arrival of paramedics. The collision caused him to be thrown approximately 200 feet from his motorcycle. Officials said "alcohol and excessive speed could be factorsw in the accident. Wegener was given a blood alcohol level test, but police refused to release the results. Wegener left the scene of the accident and returned a short time later, according to officials. Wegener was arraigned in 74th District Court on two felony counts Tuesday. The first count, operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor causing a death, carries a 15-year prision sentence and/ or $2,500 to $10,000 in fines if convicted. The second count, failing to stop at a serious personal injury accident, carries a five-year prison term or a $5,000 Tine in the result of a conviction. A cash bond of $500 was set for Wegener, but police could not confirm if he had posted it. Nolan, who was described as "an easy-going person" by his mother, graduated from Essexville-Garber High School in 1989. He transferred to CMU after one year at Delta College. "He liked to backpack, camping and being outside." said his mother, Sandra Nolan. uHe wanted to move out West where it would be warmer." He is survived by his mother; his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Corrion of Bay City; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Nolan was preceded in death by his father, James Nolan and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Droptiny. Funeral liturgy is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Penzien and Steele Funeral Home, 608 N. Madison Ave.. Bay City. The Rev. James Bessert will preside. Visiting hours are scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rite of Committal will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Fairgrove. 3 charter schools fall short of goals, openings delayed By MARJORY RAYMER HFE Editor Today marks the anticipated first day of school for CMLTs five charter schools, but some doors remain closed. Michigan Early Elementary Center in Lansing, Casa Maria Academy in Detroit and Saginaw Chippewa Academy have not met Central's requirements and cannot open. For the most part, the schools are trying to round out their curriculums and receive local permits, according to JcroId Misner. assistant to the president for the charter school initiative. Some ambiguity in the contracts allows the university to press forward, possibly opening one or two more schools for the fall semester despite the Board of Trustees' original intention, Misner said. ~Right now, it's very iffy as to when theyl. get off the ground," Misner said. "But. we never said what would happen if they weren't read>."' The July resolution passed in preparation for granting charters to the schools stipulated fbr the schools that ~it is reasonable to believe that each applicant can be prepared to operate a public school academy no later than Sept. ir In July, Misner said, it was reasonable to believe the schools would open, but "they're definitely not ready- Part of the problem, he said, is the "labyrinth of bureaucratic tape** the schools have endured. For example, the Casa Maria Academy has had difficulty finding out how to get an electrical inspection and who does them. "No one's tread on this ground in such a relatively short time period.** Misner said, "and we Ye catching everyone by surprise because we're trying to push the process along faster than it's geared up for." Misner said one or two of the 4 4 No one's tread on this ground in such a relatively short time period, and we're catching everyone by surprise because we're trying to push the process along faster than it's geared up for. J 9 JEROLD MISNER schools still might open this semester, but "its not real clear right now.** A January opening might he more plausable though, he said. "It is possible to start in the middle of the semester.* he said, "hut from an educational standpoint I don't know how interested we'd be in that. "My sense is* if we can't get this See SCHOOLS Page 18 LIFE Photos Jason Wambsg*ns| STANDING OVATION (Above) John Hill. Plymouth graduate student, pounds the vibes as the CMU Jazz and Steel Percussion Ensemble rocks the Mont re ux Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza Monday afternoon. (Right) The CMU group brought the main stage crowd to its feet for a thunderous standing ova- Search committee for diversity assistant VP begins screening By TAMARA SNYDER I \S-\- ST^If Writer The search committee for the new assistant vice president for Diversity began reviewing candidate applications Friday. The committee has received 45 applications so far. and the candidate pool already has been cut to about half by eliminating those who did not meet the minimum qualifications for the position, said Joyce Henricks. chairwoman of the committee. Some of the requirements include having a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree, demonstrated leadership and administrative skills and knowledge of the issues and concerns of multicultural students at a predominantly white institution. The new senior officer will report directly to the provost, said Hen ricks, associate professor of philosophy. The individual will be responsible for overseeing activities and issues in the Office of Minority Affairs. Multi-Cultural Programming. Women's Studies Program. Gay and Lesbian Programs and Student Disabilities Services, she added. The candidate list will shrink again Friday when the search committee meets to narrow the list to between U) or 12 candidates. Henricks said. -Now we're going to hone in on the ones who are qualified." Henricks said. The I 2-member search committee will continue to accept new applications until the position is filled. Henricks said Tin- diversity administration area is fairly new to most college campuses. Henricks said, so the search commit lee probably will have to be fairly lenient on what it defines as diversity program experience in higher education, one of the positions qualifications. St t; SEARCH Page 18 Student accused of CSC against girl, 16 By TODD FETTIG t IFE- Staff Writer A 27-year-old male CMU student, accused of forcing unwanted sex on an intoxicated 16-year-old female, was arraigned Tuesday in 76th District Court on a criminal sexual conduct charge. Scott Alexander of F-106 Forum Apartments faces one count of third-degree CSC for an alleged Monday morning assault at a Timber Creek Apartment, 3300 E. Deerfield Road, according to a report from the Mount Pleasant post of the Michigan State Police. Third-degree CSC involves sexual penetration by force or coercion with a person between 13 and 16 years of age. The offense is a felony punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment upon conviction. According to a witness listed in the report, the female, who was visiting for the weekend, had passed out from alcohol following a party and was in bed. The teen said she awoke at about 4:30 a.m. Monday to find Alexander lying on top of her having sexual intercourse. Her clothing had been removed from the waist down, she said in the report. Alexander, who had stayed at the apartment following the party, denied having sexual intercourse with the girl, according to the police report. He told police he and the teen did "make out" on a couch and had moved the "petting" to a bedroom. Alexander said in the report he then removed her shorts and began performing digital penetration, with the teen's consent. This lasted until the teen started "wigging out." Alexander told police. The teen was taken to Central Michigan Community Hospital. Alexander's preliminary examination is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. today in 76th District Court. Bond was set at $10,000. As of press time. Alexander had not posted bond and was lodged at the Isabella County Jail.
|Title||1994-09-07; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, September 7, 1994 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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