1987-09-21; Central Michigan Life
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*i*-*«*s/>^»*» *3"*V»^**S**' ***;'* rr.«..i^-, - Ail. •.-. ."»*• «^.\^_ o <—*' i-',"" w- ^»*.'.i •-'• r« - --..f ;:-'-;^:.:?;;',y ■ '•:":.J5ri,-"--, j:) ■>.> •^,-) Central Michigan MONDAY September 21. 1987 VOLUME 71. NUMBER 8 MOUNT PLEASANT. Ml 48859 © 1987 CM LIFE 14 PAGES Discrimination charge is invalid, CMU official says by ROGER MORGENSTERN LIFE Ed.lor A CMU official named in a sexual discrimination suit against several institutions says there's no basis for Central's involvement. Charles Alexander, director of CMU's Placement and Career Information Center, is one of 18 people and institutions named in the suit filed by Jane L. Thocher Aug. 8 in U.S. Western District Court of Michigan in Grand Rapids. Thocher, a principal of two elementary schools in the Hart Public School District, filed the suit after she was not interviewed for the district's superintendent job, even though she applied for the position. Citing an 1871 civil rights act. Thocher states in the suit the board discriminated against her. Alexander said Friday that CMU, three other universities and the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) were named in the suit. The groups act as a consortium for state school boards in helping them select superintendent candidates, including the Hart district, which had a search last spring. Local candidates like Thocher, however, are not considered by the consortium but instead go directly through the school board in the interview process, Alexander said. Because of this, he said he sees no way the consortium members can be found guilty of sexual discrimination against Thocher. "My understanding is our Please See SUIT Page 9 CMU, FA move closer to contract settlement by KATHY PETERSEN UF6 NeA-s Alitor After more than seven hours of negotiations between Faculty Association and administration teams Sunday, the number of issues on the table is narrowing. John Pfeiffer, FA bargaining team chairman, said "five or six" economic and non-economic issues are on the table and lawyers will tackle some of those today. R. William Dunham, associate vice provost for Faculty Contractual Relations, said lawyers will look over language in one proposal today. Dunham said the two teams have agreed to the item in principle, but want their attorney's "blessing" on the wording. He said several other parts of the economic package remain undecided. Added English professor Pfeiffer: "We've still got some major problems." Pfeiffer said some of the five or six issues left are indirectly economic. They're pretty important," he added. Negotiations are scheduled again 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to a confidential Please See BARGAIN Page 2 Papal visit Pope John Paul II steps back after his papal address in Hamtramck Saturday during his Detroit visit. Please see related story page 6. CM UfHaemm En» Three unions plan protest rally with singing, speeches, free food by MARK LaROSA ! ,M ■'.-.-, • ' , r *...-.■, *,<• SGA stays neutral Page 3 Faculty members, still without a contract, will sing about their problems in a rally Tuesday in front of Park Library. Faculty Association President Charles Eiszler said the rally will take place by the fountain in front of the library from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. He said the FA Crisis Committee has Int-n planning the event for the past I1/.- weeks. Kis/ler said there will Ik* free food, singing and speeches. Scheduled to speak are Eiszler, Rosie Nedrie. Staff Association president, and Joyce Davis, Supervisory-Technical Employees president. Eiszli-r, professor of teacher education and professional development, said he is not sure if any other people will In- speaking. "Basically, the rally will serve as a forum for the three bargaining groups to support each other," Eiszler said. "We had about 250 to 260 faculty at the last meeting. I hope we get that many faculty out there Tuesday." He said there will bo song sheets passed out at the rally so everybody can join in the singing. Vernon Schubel. assistant professor of religion. will also provide music, and some faculty memliers contributed their own personal folk recordings for the event. "We have music with Vern. and several faculty have donated some Pete Seeger records." Eiszler said. He said if the weather is bad the rally will In- postponed. —???—*...'.'.K'—rm—^rymyyym—rw—mmwwwwrym—rw^ '-'''•*••■-'*.-■'■-■-■-.-■--•■-•'-'■-•-•-■•:'.'--.'-'-*•*-■-*:----•-•-'--:--'---•-•---''---■•'•--'-----:-''-'■'--'-''-'-•-'■*■•-*---*''■'-•■•■'■'■'■'■-■-■•'* .:'>:'.'.'.m.'.:'.'^.'.:'£^^——a )MATH 0S5l HAMLET P5VCH0L06V IBS ENGLISH / iVAA <*>?£AC£[ CM lIFEaX.n DoUnar Horror stories Instructors share their tales of students' motivation woes by YVONNE C. CLAES I ft St iM '.Vi '.a U-Park company to break ground by DR. BASSO Hit Sr.iM \\< *.-r The first company to purchase land at University Park has planned a small groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for its top executives and other prominant state and University figures. CMK Corporation, the first company to locate at the park, plans to build a 40.000-square-foot factory in Phase II in time to begin operations by next summer. The facility will cost lietween $3 and $"> million to build. ("ME Ivought the property for $60,000 plus $25,000 for the infrastructure during the summer. Clark Searle, CME executive vice-president, said the groundbreaking will be a private ceremony for invited guests only. "We're going to have al>out 100 people as guests." he said. Top executives from both of CME'.*. parents. Walbro Corporation of Cass City and Mitsuha Electric Manufacturing of Japan. are expected to attend the ceremony, Searle said. Other invited guests include CM17 President Arthur Ellis. State Sen .John Engler. K-Mount Pleasant arid U.S. Kep Hill Schuette. K-Sanford. George Dunn, Mid-Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC i director, said most of the other guests will be MMDC employees. MMDC i> a non-profit company that attempts to stimulate the economy by finding businesses to locate in the Mount Pleasant area. Please Sre U PARK Pac;e 14 He's around the corner or he's the person one seat over in English class. Perhaps lie's even in the mirror. He utters such statements as. "My brother had a mental breakdown. Oh. and my parents got divorced." Who is he? He's the college procrastinator and the class skipper. You may have all ready noticed him in some of your classes. One thing is certain - professors deal with him every semester. "I had a student who missed the last six weeks of a semester." Spanish instructor Dorothy Colby said. "He came tn the day liefore the final and told me he listened to seven instructional tapes in 30 minutes. Each tape is 20 minutes long. "I asked him if he had the recorder on fast forward." she said. c She also said the student gave a "worse than soap opera excuse" for his lax attendence. "He told me that his brother had a mental breakdown, his parents got divorced, and then his mother left town," Colby said. Colby's advice to students, particularly those taking a foreign language, is to attend class, because it is easy to fall behind. Sociology professor Carl .Johnson has encountered similar students "I had a student who ended up with a negative numlier for his test scon- total," .Johnson said. Johnson said he gives 10-point quizzes to his introductory class every Friday. If a student misses a test, then the next week's test counts as double minus one point, if he misses two then the next test is worth double minus two, he said. "One student missed seven tests," Johnson said. "On the last test he only scored a 5 making his grand Please See HORROR Page 9 •V'*-'''r,"'-**':""'"**'-'-*''-'-'-'-',Vj'*****^ Inside LIFE New contract First time WEATHER BRIEFLY Public broadcasting ratifies contract union /Page 3 Family affair Soccer team keeps U of from sconngat Rose Field Abnormal M /Page 10 Reggae's Ipso Facto brings brotherly love to its music /Page 8 Spikers' play below par; dropStWO CMU /Page 11 Cloudy today with showers likely, highs near 60. Mostly cloudy tonight with a chance of showers, lows in the upper 40s. Partly cloudy Tuesday with a slight chance of showers and highs near 60. The Presidential Screening Committee will meet today at 1:15 p.m. in the Board of Trustees office in the upper level Bovee Unrversity Center.
|Title||1987-09-21; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, September 21, 1987 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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