1994-10-19; Central Michigan Life
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SOUTHERN (DISCOMFORT Sports PAGE 8 •'Bama-born linebacker ON A SACK STREAK n etcetera •Framework magazine TURNS 20 PAGE 10 1 Central! IFF Michigan LI ■ E ^©.a^ IVOmME 77, NUMBER 22 Diversity asst. VP search reduced to 10 By TAMARA SNYDER LIFE Staff Writer The assistant vice president for Diversity search committee will conclude the first phase interviews with the final 10 candidates and by Monday will decide who to invite to campus. The committee members received the administration's approval to begin conference call interviews last week, said Joyce Henricks, search committee chairwoman and associate professor of philosophy. Committee members began phone interviews Monday and expected to complete them Tuesday evening, she said. The conference calls give all 12 committee members the opportunity to listen to candidates respond to questions. "We may do some more background calling," Henricks said, but those should be completed by the end of the week. "We're hoping to bring finalists to campus before Christmas break," Henricks said. By bringing the finalists to CMU, the committee members can conduct further interviews and judge the candidates on how well they interact with the campus community, she said. The final candidates will be announced when the committee decides who they will invite to campus, Henricks said. Final candidate recommendations will be made to interim Provost Richard Davenport and I President Leonard Plachta after I campus visits, she said. The search committee hoped to I have the vice president in place I by spring semester, but Henricks 1 said, "January might be too opti- I mistic. I'm not sure we can get the I person here that quickly." The nationwide search for 'applicants for the position began in mid-summer and committee members began screening candidates in September. See SEARCH Page 2 MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN O 1994 CM LIFE (517) 774-3493 Alleged victim reports 3rd assault By TODD FETTIG LIFE Staff Writer A 19-year-old female student, who reported she was gang raped Oct. 2 in a residence hall and assaulted later that week, told police Tuesday she was assaulted again, this time while doing laundry in an apartment complex within city limits. The woman, a CMU freshman, told Mount Pleasant Police Department officers she was attacked while alone at 2:30 a.m. in the complex's laundry room by a man who clasped her mouth shut with his hand, held an object to her neck and pushed her down into a washing machine head first. The male approached her from behind and left the scene quickly, she told police. She was unable to get a description of the attacker. The woman suffered abrasions during the incident. Police withheld further details because the case is in the early stages of investigation, Lt. Bill Yeagley said. Police were uncertain whether Tuesday's attack was related to the gang rape or the Oct. 6 attack in which she told police a man approached her, called her a liar and struck her in the face in a campus parking lot. CMU Department of Public Safety Capt. Ron Williams has said the first assault seems to be directly related to the criminal sexual assaults the female student reported following an ofT- campus party Oct. 1. The woman told campus police she was sexually assaulted by seven males, one of whom was an acquaintance, after accepting a ride to campus from several men. The Isabella County Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday was continuing an investigation into the gang rape report, which lists seven suspects — three CMU students and four guests, said CMU Public Relations Director Rae Goldsmith. Police still are seeking a sus- Ltf-E Photo Andy Klevorn 1 2 3 I II laalllaf ill Andrea Bower. North Branch junior, and Mel ind a Bednarski, Goodrich freshman, guess how many footballs are in the special Homecoming game bin. First prize is a CMU blanket, second prize is a $25 credit on your Chip Card. After a year, Plachta 'pleased' at progress Central has made By JILL BEHNKE LIFE Staff Writer LIFE Ptioto Jenrwfer \ president of CMU for It has been a little over a year since the Board of Trustees officially named Leonard Plachta CMU president. As Plachta enters his second year, he plans to continue on the path he began as interim president in January 1992. The change from interim to full president in October 1993 was not a redirection. Plachta said. "When I became interim president. I only expected to be in the position for two years," he said. "But I behaved as an active president; it was not to be a passive role. So when I became full president, I stayed on the same pathway I had started as interim." Plachta set some specific goals for his presidency when he started on that path. One, he would work to have greater financial control and awareness as a president by knowing exactly how money is spent and improving revenue. 'This is still a top priority," he said. Two, he would work to improve his relations with students, which involves his "student as customer1* motto. "We've looked at what students need in university services and academic opportunities and in general tried to keep tuition down," he said. Three, he set a goal to work on the general image of the university by making "the university seem a strong, positive university in the eyes of the public . .. that we serve the public well, manage our money well and deserve more attention," he said. Plachta said he is "extremely pleased" with how these goals are being fulfilled. T think these See PLACHTA Page 13 IFC, Panhel alter rules for parties | hoping to have fewer problems pect in the Oct. 6 attack: He is described as a 20-year-old white male who is about 6 feet tall with a medium to medium- light build. He has blond hair that is tapered on the sides and extends almost to his eyes in the front. Anyone with information on any of the incidents should call DPS at 774-3081, or city police at 773-0808 or 773-1000 after business hours. Provost outlines 33 goals for 94-95 By CINDY TROMBLEY LIFE Staff Writer Interim Provost Richard Davenport outlined several key iaeues -Lieaua last of 33 goals and objectives for the 1994-95 academic year during the Academic Senate meeting Tuesday. To become "the premier comprehensive institution for Michigan and the region," Davenport said the institutional self-esteem of the university needs to be raised. "These lofty goals can only be achieved if we want them to be realized, and if we believe we can achieve them," he said. Davenport said "the high quality of our faculty, many with national and international reputations for their teaching, their scholarship and their service" can help attract "an increased share of the brightest students to CMU." Focusing on diversity and multiculturalism throughout the university is an ongoing objective of the university, he said. "I believe that we are beginning to make progress on campus in our quest for greater diversity among our faculty, staff and students." See SENATE Page 16 35 brawl at Bar 1 An estimated 35-person bar brawl broke out at Bar 1,5768 E. Pickard Road, Tuesday evening. Bouncers said a fight broke out between two individuals and eventually spread throughout the bar at approximately 11 p.m. Several bouncers told police that patrons of the bar began to fight with them when they tried to break up the disturbance. One bouncer said it took them 10 minutes just to move the crowd out the door. Several of the individuals fled the scene after they were pushed out of the bar. Police still were taking statements from witnesses at press time and bouncers refused further comment. At press time there were no reported injuries or arrests. Mount Pleasant police and CMU Department of Public Safety officers arrived at the scene, but several officers said the action was over by the time they got there. Police officers also declined comment before the i n vest igation had been completed.
|Title||1994-10-19; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, October 19, 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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