1990-09-07; Central Michigan Life
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WEATHER ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT ' y-y~> "' % MID TP f\ HIGH # WS TODAY LOWER af% low 9VS TONIGHT SUPERIOR SIMON Theatre sparkles with 'I Ought to Be in Pictures' See Page 8 Central Michigan GUARDED OPTIMISM Chips hopeful about first home grid match See Page 10 FRIDAY September 7, 1990 Talk of faculty strike looms Tension builds as some blame Jakubauskas for delays by YVONNE C. CLAES I lf-t- Editor and KAREN EMERSON I IH Special Project? Editor Faculty members are planning to picket at Saturday's football game — and some have mentioned a possible strike — to protest not having a contract. And as tension builds between (acuity members and administrators, some professors blame CMU President Edward B. .Jakubauskas for delays. "The train has left the station and (Jakubauskas) is not on board." said Faculty Association President Guy Meiss. "But we keep chugging along." The Faculty Association will meet Wednesday, Meiss said, adding there is a possibility one of the members will suggest striking to get the administra tion to act sooner. "It depends on negotiations," he said. "It could escalate far above 'work to rule' — there are steps above that and certainly people know what they are. • Jakubauskas) can stop it at any time." Faculty and administration bargaining team members did not make any progress toward settling a contract Wednesday afler they met for four hours with a state-appointed mediator. Freda Mills-Obrecht, the mediator, will return to CMU Thursday, Sept. 20. She could not return sooner because of scheduling problems. "This is no wait-and-see situation," Meiss. associate professor of journalism, said. "We are not going to sit by and allow this to go unnoticed." When asked for his response Thursday afternoon, Jakubauskas said he did not know the two sides would have to wait that long for the mediator's return. He added he encourages both sides to continue negotiating. "I never said they cannot talk," Jakubauskas said. "I hope they continue — with positive results." Meiss said the faculty bargaining team told the administration's team they are willing to meet before he mediator returns to try to reach an agreement. R. William Dunham, chair of the administration's team, said "no one (on the administration team I can remember them saying anything about meeting before" the Sept. 20 meeting. Meiss disagreed, saying when the faculty team brought up the possibility of sooner negotiations, the administrative side "just listened." "If the president would make a phone call saying we should negotiate until a solution was reached, we'd be there all night . . . whatever it takes. He is the only person that can change that." Faculty negotiations must first undergo an evaluation See DELAYS Page 1 6 Senior officer raises on hold until faculty contract materializes by MARK LaROSA MHh rv1.irMu.incj Editor The Board of Trustees went into closed session for 40 minutes Thursday to discuss senior officer salary raises* but President Edward B. Jakubauskas said no decision will come until afler a faculty contract is settled. Jakubauskas said while in closed session, he and Trustees discussed how to determine senior officer raises rather than how much the raises will be. Last year, senior officers received an across-the-board raise of around 5 percent, but the Board has not yet determined whether to give another across-the-board raise this year or to give individual raises to CMU's 32 senior officers. Whatever path they choose to take, no decisions will be made until after faculty negotiations have yielded a contract. "We want to get the faculty bargaining over with," Jakubauskas said. "It's so emotionally charged right now that I think it's best to put i senior officer raises) off," he added. If senior officers were offered a raise before the faculty. See RAISES Page 17 COME THE PLEASURE AND pain of Michigan's unpredictable weather struck the Mount Pleasant area Wednesday and ThursciaY^she«i«rtng--us -wtth sunshine and then drenching us with a downpour. RIGHT: Tami Mitchell. Portland junior, makes her way to Anspach Hall through the all-too-familiar rainstorm Thursday. BELOW: Basking in Wednesday's sunshine Kristin Greenfelder, Chesaning junior, and her balloon wait out the time before class starts by Wightman Hall. tIFE Ptioto/JaHray Saugar LIFE PhotoTIm Fitzgarald Entering the Rec center is an exercise all its own by KAREN EMERSON LIFE Special Projects Editor Some professors and instructors who teach in Rose Center had to jump a few hurdles on their way to work this week. And problems getting to offices and classrooms without validated identification cards have left some upset. When the Student Activity Center opened Monday, the doors to Rose Center closed. The main entrances to both facilities are on the east and west sides of the main concourse in the Student Activity Center. Anyone wanting to go to offices, classrooms or fitness areas in either facility must present a student identification or recreation membership card. Full-time students are automatically charged $45 per semester for the center, but faculty wanting to use the center must purchase a membership for $150 at Campus Recreational Services, said James Hill, vice president for Student Affairs. And that has some physical education teachers angry. "This is setting precedent," said Bill Podoll, assistant professor of physical education. "That's like saying you should See HURDLES Page 16 Draw it, dude Bart's creator probably won't care by TOM KENDRA l IFF Staff Wnter Bart Simpson is on a roll, man. And nothing, not even copyright protection laws, is going to stop him. Bart, the bratty teen-age son in Fox's hit second-year sitcom "The Simpsons," is considered a cult hero for American youth and the unofficial spokesman for this year's Greek Rush orientation at CMU. There is some question, however, about the legality of using Bart Simpson, the creation ofThe Simpsons" inventor Matt Groening, to recruit pledges. "Technically, it's not legal," said Bill Harper, general manager of WSMH, channel 66, the Fox network affiliate in Saginaw. "But I'm sure this kind of thing is going on all over." Bart is making his appearance on posters and T-shirts around the campus, which show him hanging from letters on the "Go Greek" headline, saying "Hey Dudes and Dudettes, GREEK LIFE is GREAT, man!" Below that is information about the upcoming Greek Rush orientation. Harper said only Groening could say whether or not he approves of the use of Bart in this capacity. . "If you called and asked him, he would probably say no," Harper said. "He has the syndicated rights to Bart. But he won't go after people who are using him." In other words, the creator of "The Simpsons" is not going to spend his time chasing down groups who are, essentially, helping to spread the "Bart boom" even more. -i CMU's Greeks should not be concerned, because they are not using Bart to endorse the sale of a good for profit, says Dave Lascu, assistant director of the Office of Student Life. "The Greeks have used all kinds of different symbols (for Rush)," he said. "A few years back it was Coke and Guess? Jeans. The key point is that they are not selling anything." But when it comes to using Bart as a spokesman for Rush, a non-profit activity, Bart says it best. 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|Title||1990-09-07; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, September 07, 1990 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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