1998-07-08; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 79, Number 94 Mt Pleasant, Ml 48859 ©1998 CM LIFE ting the communii Wednesday July 8, 1998 8 par CMU sees only 3.4 percent state funding increase By Heather VanDyke \ • • • • weeks "f c< inferences centered aroui 'age* inert . ublic universi- t ies luiw een I he- stat e 1! esentatives and Senate 3 j percent increase in higher education funding has I approved for CMt' In addition CMC had i ed a $ 1 r-> million from * ion »nit of the Supplemental Appropriations Hill whuh i>- separate from the* Higher Education Mill "They took all the money out there anel went into a conference committee They ended up dividing it all equally, so basi cally what they did was give • i vei 3.4 percent i ru*i ease," 11«I Br i O'Connell, legislative aide fe»r Hop Jim McBryde, R Mount Pleasant Flu* $1 Ti million is ne>t included in the 3 I percent increase. University President Leonard Plachta said be was disappointed at the- percent CMC ended op with, hut does recognize tho state has other ne*e*d B I am pleased with the' out come hut I de» have* a concern that higher education settled for less than either the* house and senate- hael earlier (sought I understand the* reality for the* state* of Michigan anel the expected revenue." Plachta sa id PI acht a sa ul althe t-ugh t he* Henise' anel Senate m i generous with their legislative action, the* higher percent options had risen his hope It rai *ed m \ expect at ions." ho said When t he propo through the House, the per centage increase was at a 9 percent, hut when it went through tho conference committee it wound up at a 3 t pei cent. (>'c 'onnell sa ol "They set a fle>or funding," O'Connell said "Last v; ar < 'Ml rot (4,153 m per studenl funding, now they set the amount a university could per student funding at $4,296 per student grant from higher education Despite Plachta's disappoint ment he said he was hap| the per student funding implemented into the- funding process 1 am pleased with the* inclu sion of the per student funding, t hat t 1m d to use- that I ate- tho additions 1 t»n« t ime- funding of the Supplemental Bill." million from IL Higher Education Appropriation ls Subcommittee i time payment to tho universit> due' to extra funds • i table. doe* Chisholm, assistant vice- ident for governmental relations saiel the*re* are- several FUNDING ,j- . Where the state's money is going.. Funding increase 1999-99 Vvr tmaaaamrmd ma. 1997-9*4 ettudepftt funding Grand Valley 6.7 4.296 Uof M-Flint 4.2** 4,322 SVSU $A*7c 4,422 CMU 3A<& 4,296 Oakland 3.0^r 4,296 EMU 2.8<r* 4,488 Ferris 2.8°^ 6,070 Lake Superior 2-8Cr 1,555 MSU 2.8% 7,840 Michigan Tech 2.8^ 8,421 Northern 2J&K 7,356 U of M-Ann Arbor 2.8~- 9,207 U of M-Dearborn 2.R'* 4,352 Wayne State 2&Z, 10,275 WMU 2.8<fr 5,474 Fireworks spectacular Lauren Waters (middle) and sisters Alissa (left) and Ashley Browers play with sparklers while waiting for Saturday's fireworks show at the Isabella County Fairgrounds. CMU hosts global conference, experts By Heather VanDyke Approximately 100 economic experts ot various origins and ethnicities gathered Monda> at CMU tor the- [nteri at Conference on Development and 1 The event, in its tilth year, i- being hole! for the first time in the I fnited St at es Economic and planning experts from around the- world regis te*re*d at 7:30 a ni Monday to begin discussing topics such as financial crises, nuclear arm- testing, and other world developments. Debasish Chakraborty, on-site coordinator and professor ot . nomics, -.od the con fere .• is all he hael hoped fi i "Tin- conference was fantastic, a wonderful experience," k raborty said The conference required a lot of hard work so tar Chakraborty said it was well worth it "It's been very hard work hut very rewarding," I Mars Ellen Brandell, assistant te> the* provost tor International Affairs, said tho con tore-net* has hee-n off t»> a successful start "It's bringing together people' from all ( . rid that are rts in global economics to discuss issues that are- common r<» all of us," she- sa ol Even with such a diverse group of experts, Brandell saiel tl were more "commonalities than differences" on the major is discussed "It's really inten sting to listen te> tho- presentations it su| irticular countries ultures," Brandell said. "It- tut urist. Chakraborty and Michael Shields, profes >mics, have been working hard to get the conference held at CMU for the first time evei "Its been in the- works and Dr Chakraborty put it t certainly an honor t<» . pie <>t this status to come he Shields said "(It's an honor mainly for Chakraborty and his international reputation." Shields saiel with all the* new ideas incorporated at the coi See GLOBAL 'age 2 Residence halls stuffed to capacity with students in fall LIFE Staff Reports It those living in the* re-si- dence halls think its crowded now wait until this fall As ot In- 13,900 stu dents wore- registered tor class • •> in tht fal 1 ! I more I last At thi- time 1 i.722 we-re- regis tei Registrar Karen Hutslar : this number is only tentative! due- te» the fact the-r<- are more* freshman that have yet • g l s t e • r Univei Pn Leonard Plachta saiel tit is aware of the influx of new stu dent "We h.i\ e a re of the lart in Michigan hut it is early To say what impact it will have on the* admissions standards," he said Plachta expects 16,800 students are- expected te> be tered CM1 pacit> is 000 "We once had 17,200 dents enrolled approximately eight year- ago Plachta said "We'd like* te> mo\e- to the Plachta also said with the universit> moving toward capacity, sophomores may have t he opt ion ot l iv ing of! "Probably, that's my hope,' Plachta said "That has been lent for S4 200 more freshmen than lastt year currently registered al years I'd like* to make- it a choie iaun Holtgreive, associate director of Residence I despite tht* influx offre the problem isn't as serious as it looks But he elul say that residence hall living space will be overcrowded since most rooms designed for tour person OCCUpancy Will have five* in t hem Holtgreive said living in the hails will he- uncomfortable, ( Nil's living situation is bet than either universities CMU houses approximately 92 ent of incoming freshmen "Our overcrowded situation is much more* humane than at any other university," he said It is much different than a lot ed' places These rooms afford much more flexibility than eit her plac«*s Tin- flexibility includes th* Study area in each room, which tudents turn into a - • i ond bedroom. Holtgreive saul CMU is in the* process of designing a new loft bed that will help free up space in the rooi Although resident ints and multicultural advisors typically get single rooi some were placed with room- - last "Historically, we've learned t hat if we e»v orloael t I rooms and the other rooms, the staff can't eh> their job," he saiel Ahout 60 prospective stu dents cancel each fall after making deposits e>r don't show up, Holtgreive said Last yeai 22 students moved out of the* \\.i\ Is bet ses ei en start e-d Also he expects other fresh men to live some pus Because* ed th*- impending rcrowded situation, Holtgreive h*- is being mon- Lenient than usual • man and sophomores request te» live off cam pUs r\• said it a student family member living in the area, h* will consider making a tion to universi- policy which n | res all freshmai ophomores who are- not living at home- te» live on campus LIFE Copy Editor Heather Va n I > . ■ >ntributea\ to this report. Williams steps into new Diversity job By Matt Edick 1 ty employi I ant v i< e- president n a 1 Di ve tart MI Willi former • lent at Met ropol itai (College in Denvei began June _** ■ Williams said 1 an looking rard t«» working to build I read j pro hers at CMU Willian i- coming . •. transition in I <»t Minorit y St u<! lative Arm • The direc tor ■ mt director of Minority Student Sen well »r *d Native American Progran • all positions to pursue i Mial go Ho I ir» two e.t tti** five mi noritj 1111 i i «• - Wi 1 liams ii ible tor maintaining The- other Officei fo- over are Student Disability See WILLIAMS •■_.-. I N S I D E C lassified 7 C rossword 7 | Ft cetera b Sports =i Void's MMM J 4 !.. rrjti hi Ml IH : Pt_ra —4 \4*\ ■ 1 Mill C Ml IH Mtmuvrrt is\ < mi* h edu bri esi^i—*4 i t-ntral MuhiniM 1 lit Online liit«-f • htlp //ww*% i nihtr . rim h nlu Grant Skomski named to interim SAC director position By Angie Fenton • N*3ws frditor Ugh n*> eine* can rvcr truly replace- former Student Activity Center Director Tbni Jones, Grant Skomski is going to give* it his best shot taut dire i tOT I A Residence Life, hi ypointed interim *iirt*ct*>r of th*- £ will manage- the- center during thi* national search ten a replacement tor denies, who Stepped eie>wn this wimmtff m order to teach at t'MU Skomski saiel he* will benefit from the appointment by gaining ■ different operation "It'll I** a challenge," h*- said "But a l*>t ot what OCedl to 1*- done- I understand tor the- most part I (also) understand behind the ae-s things." Skomski said he has a lot of expei < I a rking with stud- as well as with budget anel faoh ties management "iSkemiski Wafl a guv who Cfl highly recommended," >m*i Kim Ellertson vice president of Bui i Pinanx _1V ' ■ : • • chatti Skomski and "thought heel bs a ^*kk1 candidal "If nsible to? ov er halt«»t life about o (20 milbon husi; ■ d he has tialiilleel the- husine-.-s Well. 'Grant ■ known quant it v «>n campus He'a said Eventus filled with, a ; late Skomski will to workii Keslden. t 1 i'm not a candi tion '." he- ^aiel instead, Skomski, who nine of the 17 residence ha SI "km bs - i onderful |ob ESUeitson said the unrversitj has id Hi t hree* *>r teiui puhlica and hop applies tisns for the position m by • k Mv ge»al is to have- a p-ermaiient appointnaent made no latei I Jan I, 19!
|Title||1998-07-08; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, July 8, 1998 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.|
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