1991-01-30; Central Michigan Life
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m :m%m ARTS and JS&EnBSfiSlfiR w$^&%&&!*&& >mm^: Under pressure Vanilla Ice takes the heat from columnist Page 9 Identity search Wright seeks style different than Knight Page 10 Centra I Michigan WEDNESDAY January 30, 1991 VOLUME 73, NUMBER 52 & ;© 1991 CM LIFE MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 (517) 774-3493 18 PAGES I Woman reports rape A CMU student reported to the Department of Public Safety Monday that she was raped Nov. 16. The incident reportedly occurred about 2:30 a.m. near the north wall of Moore Hall's west wing, said Capt. Ron Williams, DPS associate director. The student said she was walking south of the Dow Science Complex construction site when she was grabbed by a man, Williams said. The woman reported that she broke loose and ran toward Moore where two other men grabbed her and forced her up against the building, he said. Williams said the victim reported that another man joined the two and helped hold the woman down while a fourth man committed a first-degree criminal sexual assault. The assailants are described as white males, he said. No additional information describing the men was provided. WTlliams said the woman did not indicate whether she knew the attackers. If the assailants are apprehended, the woman said she is willing to prosecute, he said. There are no suspects at this time and the incident remains under investigation. Williams said. Proper care important after cases of assault by BRIAN D. BELL Lii-tr ST..iff Wr.Vrr Although the aftermath of rape can leave a victim feeling helpless, there are things an individual can do to start themself on the road toward recovery. One of the first things a sexual assault victim should do following an assault is seek medical attention, said Becky Black, assistant professor of counseling. In addition to treating any physical injuries inflicted during the assault, victims should obtain tests to detect sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis or the human immunodeficiency virus, she said. A large amount of evidence used to prosecute a perpetrator is found on the victims body and is collected at this time by a physician while the victim is at the hospital, said John McAuliffe. director of the Department of Public Safety. "--.; If the victim wants to prosecute the assailant or assailants it is See AFTERMATH Page 2 Number of assaults increases by BRIAN D. BELL LIFE Staff Writer More rapes were reported to the Department of Public Safety during the first seven months of this fiscal year than during any of the previous four years. Since July 1, the beginning of fiscal 1990-"91, five criminal sexual assaults reportedly occurred on campus, DPS Director John McAuliffe said. According to DPS records, two assaults were reported during fiscal years '86 - '87, *88 - '89 and '89 - '90. During fiscal year *87 - *88 four were reported. CMU's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. It is difficult to interpret exactly what this increase indicates about the incidence of campus sexual assaults, McAul- life said. "There's not necessarily more crime, but a more accurate picture of the crimes that are occurring," he said. "I don't see any indications that we're having more crime as opposed to less crime." National statistics indicate the number of sexual assaults See INCREASE Page 14 Funding recommendations prepared Don for a two LIFE Photo/Jeffrey Sauger Henderson, executive chef at The Embers restaurant, 1217 S. Mission Rd., chisels a block of ice section of an elaborate ice sculpture in front of The Embers. The end project, the result of over days' work on a total of 15 blocks of ice, will be an intricate wizard and dragon. by MATTHEW BACH i !f-i- Assist.:•'■ i\f-WS tci.tr;: The recommendations are in. But the public will have to wait five days to see what a subcommittee recommended to President Edward B. Jakubauskas concerning the University's budget woes. Jakubauskas said he received p re 1 i m i nary recom m end at i on s from the Budget and Planning Council ad hoc subcommittee Monday. Leonard Plachta. chair of thc- subcommittee, known as the Plachta Committee, will announce the group's recommendations Tuesday at a special Academic Senate meeting. Jakubauskas said. He plans to respond to the subcommittee's statement with his own proposals at the meeting. Jakubauskas said he will review the recommendations with senior officers today. He will not have a recommendation before the Board of Trustees meet Thursday and Friday. Neither Jakubauskas nor Plachta, dean of the College of Business Administration, would discuss the recommendations' details. Plachta, however, did say some people on the six-member subcommittee questioned the University's budget deficit projections. He said the subcommittee, also known as the Ways and Means Committee, looked at the predictions and the history of such predictions, he said. See RECOMMEND Page 14 Mid-year enrollment in slump by TOM KENDRA LIFE Copv Ecli-or CMU's on-campus enrollment is di'\vn 1.423 students since the beginning of fall semester. That figure represents the largest mid-vear enrollment drop in at least 10 years, said Admissions Director Michael Owens. Central's enrollment dropped 8.4 percent — from 16,866 students at the start of fall semester to 15,443 this month. Contract awaits president's signature " Senate meeting Tuesdav afternoon and did not g< by KAREN EMERSON Lll-F 'slews Editor CMU President Edward B. Jakubauskas is expected to sign a three-year contract today with the union representing about 350 University maintenance and food service workers. The contract calls for a 5 percent salary increase in each of the next three years for members of the American Federation of State. County and Municipal Employees Local 1568, said David Hershey, assistant director of employee relations. The union's previous contract expired Oct. 31 and the tentative agreement was reached Dec. 18, said Hershey, who represented CMU in the bargaining process. T see no reason to hold it back," Jakubauskas said Tuesday night. "All sides have agreed and it's a good contract for our people. We appreciate their work." Jakubauskas said he attended an Academic g luesday atternoon ana cua not get a chance to return to his office to review and sign the final contract document. "I expect to sign it in the morning," he said. Union members ratified the contract Jan. 9. Besides the salary increase. Hershey said the University will fully fund health care premiums until July 1, 1991. when the rates will increase. Premiums cost the University approximately $1 million each year, he said. After July 1, CMU will dip into a cash pool set aside to help cover the increasing cost of insurance, Hershey said, adding that money totals approximately $112,000 in the general fund. If insurance premiums increase more than the money will cover, Hershey said AFSCME members will have to partially pay their own premiums. He said there were no other major changes to the previous contract. AFSCME President Jim Draper could not be reached for comment. Enrollment Loss for Spring Semester 1984-85 to 1990-91 1,200 1,423 Associate Registrar Ron Finch said the University typically anticipates a drop of about 1,000 students between fall and spring because the number of graduates alwa^ys dwarfs the number of new students at midyear. The number of students leaving Centra! for a variety of other reasons, though, also is up this year, Owens said. "We hate to see anyone leave because they are unhappy with the situation here," Owens said. CMU's enrollment dropped about 1,100 students because 1,500 graduated and onlv 401 new students came to CMU, he said.- That leaves more than 300 students who either dropped out, transferred or were not re-enrolled for various reasons spring semester, Owens said. Admissions Office personnel are working to determine the exact reasons why many students did not return, he said. One thing the Admissions Office is sure of is that the largest percentage of these 300 former students were first-year freshmen, he added. "Freshman year away from home is always a traumatic time," Owens said. "Our enroll- See ENROLLMENT Page 14 1? CM LIFE is printed on recycled paper « i '$!
|Title||1991-01-30; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, January 30, 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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