1991-01-16; Central Michigan Life
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ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS M, '■.kSizi&m >< W^3&0&6Z?i! On the home front TV prepares for ratings war Page 8 Defensive dilemma CMU looks to stop high-scoring Hurons Page 10 Central Michigan WEDNESDAY January 16, 1991 Budget predictions show University sinking into red by JENNIFER CHRISMAN LIFE Assistant News Editor Most people cannot overdraw their accounts without overdraft notices — and additional charges. Universities can. CMU did, and probably will again before its budget problems end. Deficit projections for fiscal 1993 - '94 have CMU's deficit increasing to mammoth proportions unless measures are taken to reduce University expenditures. In a document dated July 2. 1990 and provided by Jerry Scoby. executive assistant to the president for Budget and Planning, CMU's budget is expected to increase to $7 million bv the end of fiscal 1993 - '94. to be at that level." A manageable deficit less than 1 percent of President Edward B. Jakubauskas said the University's budgetary' forecast is not a cause for alarm because the situation can be taken care of before the deficit reaches that amount. "T won't allow it Jakubauskas said, would be $1 million, CMU's total budget. Jakubauskas said CMU's budgetary problems are base-budget problems and need base-budget solutions. The base budget is part of the budget that is a recurring expense, such as faculty, staff and administrative salaries, he said. See DEFICIT Page 2 ^z&#?. ^^^ ^s^> S&2Z&? 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 $941,223 1,146,374 3,100,000 5,800*000 7,000,000 Projection based on information from Jerry Scoby. Kxeculive Assistant to the President for Budget and Planning. Staying Tuned LIFE Photo/Niie Young Mike Thompson, Illinois senior, keeps up-to-date on the latest developments out of Baghdad, Iraq Tuesday on the television in the lobby of the Bovee University Center. Students gathered around the TV all day to keep up with the latest news. See related stories on page 6. Worsening deficit leads president to freeze new hiring by JENNIFER CHRISMAN LiEE Assistant News Editor President Edward B. Jakubauskas said he does not want to resort to layoffs in order to cut the University budget, but leaving vacated positions empty is an option he plans to use. Jakubauskas said he decided to follow a recommendation from the Budget and Planning Council ad hoc subcommittee chaired by Leonard Plachta, dean of the College of Business Administration. The committee recommended CMU follow a new plan when filling vacant positions on campus, he said. The plan, "position review," calls for review of all positions before they are filled. If the posts are not necessary to keep Central running smoothly, they may be cut or reallocated to other departments, he added. "I'm definitely going through with it." Jakubauskas said. "We've got to institute some controls at this stage in order to handle the budget situation. "It means looking at all positions, primarily staff and faculty. The part-time student positions — those are less of a priority." The position review, which the president would not call a hiring freeze, will have to be discussed by officials of CMU's employee unions because cutbacks could seriously affect those jobs, he said. "If we don't take action at this time, we'd be worse off next year," Jakubauskas said. "(But) if there's a position critical for the University, we'll fill it." "If (positions* are eliminated through that review process ... it will help reduce expenditures for the University." said Jerry Scoby, executive assistant to the president for Budget and Planning. Scoby said a dollar figure estimating the amount of money the University could save is not available. ..,=., The money saved will depend.on what positions are vacated and which ones are filled, he said. Jakubauskas said student positions are not exempt and available positions could be cut if they are not needed positions. He also said Provost Robert Franke could use the available positions to reallocate available resources instead of leaving the positions vacant or filling positions that are not imperative to University operations. — LIFE Copy Editor Corrie Pernik contributed to this article. Some classes dropped as FTE cuts discussed by MATTHEW BACH LIFE Assistant News Editor In the past, many students took some courses during the summer because they couldn't get them in the fall or spring semesters. But now, they might not get them in the summer either. Various academic departments are cutting back the number of summer credit hours offered due to possible full-time equivalent cutbacks. One fte represents one full- time faculty position, two part- time spots or three graduate assist an tships. "We have cut back by about '/> of our summer classes,'1 said David Sprague, management department chair. But the cuts in summer classes are not isolated to Sprague's department. In fact, Robert Hanson, associate dean of the College of Business Administration, has urged all six departments in his college to cut about '/; of the See REVIEW Page 2 Board seat vacated as Denning resigns by LAURA PHILLIPS L!t-fc Editor Bernadine Newsom Denning, a Board of Trustees member for 10 years, has resigned from CMU's Board. Denning. 60. said the winters she spends in her Florida home prevent her from completing her second term, which ends Dec. 31, 1992. "To be a member of any board you've got to be there to be fully functional," she said. "Since I couldn't always be there, I'm not. "It was a very rewarding experience. As a professional educator, I was naturally interested — I enjoyed the 10 years on the Board." Gov. John Engler may name Denning's replacement this week, said John Truscott, press secretary for Engler. Denning's resignation letter arrived a few days ago, he said, and some interviews for the post already have been completed. The next Board meeting is Faculty question accuracy of budget model scheduled for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Denning, who lives in DENNING Detroit much of the year, was appointed to the Board in February 1980. She is a former director of the Office of Revenue Sharing in the U.S. Department of Treasury and resigned five years ago as assistant superintendent of Detroit Public Schools. She also served as president of DMP Associates, an education consulting firm, and has been a faculty member and administrator at the Lewis College of Business, University of Michigan and the former Shaw College in Detroit. Her other accomplishments include chairing the Michigan Women's Commission for six years and election to the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame two years ago. by CORRIE PERNIK LIFE Copy Editor Despite hopes that another Academic Senate meeting devoted to CMU's current budget crisis would clarify the situation to concerned faculty members, Tuesday's meeting did not achieve that goal. Following a presentation of budget issues by Jerry Scoby. executive assistant to the president for Budget and Planning, senators questioned the validity of the model used to project declining enrollment and the necessity of 38 proposed cuts in fte. or faculty positions. Scoby said the proposed cuts are based on an enrollment-driven model that shows the University is "down several thousand credit hours," or the number of classes students take. Measures taken to reduce the budget would affect every division, not just academics, he said. Many senators, however, expressed concern that the academic division would suffer more than other University divisions because of the model's dire predictions. Faculty Association President Guy Meiss suggested there are other See SENATE Page 2 Gulf quiet, dissent loud as deadline passes (AP) — President George Bush has U.N. approval to use force in the Persian Gulf, but thousands of people in Michigan aren't giving up the anti-war fight. Students at Wayne State University built a Persian Gulf War memorial and thousands of peace activists rallied across Michigan on Tuesday as the threat of war with Iraq loomed. In Lansing, about 200 protesters rallied outside the state Capitol, assembling in the snow in front of a memorial to other wars. Michigan State University in East Lansing will be the site of a teach-in Saturday. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney told congressional leaders there are 410,000 U.S. soldiers in the gulf region now, up 40,000 from last week. Pentagon sources said U.S. troops were pouring into Saudi Arabia at the rate of 5,000 a day and that the goal was to have 450,000 in place soon. Pentagon spokesman Pete Williams said a fourth aircraft carrier, the America, entered the Red Sea Tuesday, bringing the number of carriers in the region to six. All six are within range of Iraq. As time for diplomacy dwindled, the Pentagon said Saddam Hussein was showing no signs of withdrawing his troops from Kuwait and indeed was bolstering his forces. Iraq continued to add to its forces, stretching its defensive lines westward from Kuwait into Southern Iraq, Williams said. The Pentagon estimated that Saddam has 545,000 troops in the area.
|Title||1991-01-16; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, January 16, 1991 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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