1985-12-06; Central Michigan Life
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w .-,-.■>>...■«« Central Michigan LIFE VoL 89 Na 42 01985 CM UFE Mount Pleasant. Michigan 48859 li Parte Friday, December 6, 1965 Committee interviews candidate at motel by .SHERBY YAEK LLFEEditor Contrary to .ttat.ementa from as-earch committee member* claiming they are meeting with presidential vtandidatee at area airporta, at least one of the face-to-face interriewa .actually waa conducted at the Holiday Inn. Committee member* met Wednesday with one of the nine remaining candidates at the Holiday Inn, .5665 E. .Pickard. Approximately a dot-en committe* members met with a candidate from 2:30 until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room. The prospeetire candidate waa .kept in tha room out of view until hotel personnel, at the request of committee members, demanded reporters lea-re the building. 1 have that obligation to try and protect the confidentiality of the candidate and of course the committee* Search Committee Chairman Dennis Thavenet aaid Thursday. Although these face-to-fac* interviews are the laat before six finalists are selected by the committee .and presented to the Board of Trustees, Thavenet nid the candidates' employers might not be aware they an applying for the position. Thavenet aaid he fears release of the names might Jeopardize the candidates' current job*. Thavenet aaid some ofthe interviews axe indeed being conducted at airporta, including Tri-City Airport in Freeland .and Capitol City Airport in l-»n*»ng Not all interviews are at airporta because "some t^^AiAit^m wanted an anonymous view of the town and campus,* Thavenet aaid. Trustees convened behind closed doors Thursday to discuss the search. They met with no more than three trustee* present at one time in order to avoid a quorum .and thus not meet public meetings laws requiring openness. Thavenet said he expects release of the finalists' names when they [ are submitted officially to the trustees. The minute the board accepts that (the list) the candidates have to < give up their confidentiality,* Thavenet aaid. : The face-to-face interviews should be finished next week, Thavenet; .said. Limiting the candidates to six should be diflicult because finalists ' are highly qualified and current interviews are proving to be a "matter ' of chemistry," Thavenet aaid. Now. even the "cut of his suit* or the *jib' of her dress" count, he said. Once the process is finished and the president selected, trustees should consider changing the format of the .search committee, Thavenet aaid. Many ofthe University constituent groups, such as the »See -Search"—page 3 Plugged pipe CM urtMam i A chimney fire st 515 N. University, allagsdty caused by a build-up of sap in the chimney, kept eight firs-man busy for cbout 30 minutes Wsdnesedsy st 8 p.m. Mount Pleasant Firs Department Officials reported no damage from the Incident and no Injuries, just "a lot of smoke." See rslstsd story on peg* Rv*. Board discusses state funds, budget changes by RANDY LOVELY LIFE Managing Editor Although revisions in the University's current budget have not been completed, CMlTs state budget request for 1986-87 was discussed by the Board of Trustees and is expected to be authorized today. The motion being presented to the board includes a total general fund request to the state in the amount of $81,368,623, including $54,093,320 in elate appropriations. The request is a 28 percent increase in state funds receive by the University for the 1985-86 .•school year, Jerry Tubbs. vice president for Business and Finance, said. The University received a state appropriation of $41,124,736 including $700,000 for Michigan Molecular Institute and $400,000 for research and economic development thia year. The appropriation request submitted lo the board was drawn from a formula developed by a state-sponsored study. Interim President Arthur Ellis said. "This is not sophisticated analysis of our needs but an evaluation of our needs by the state," he said. "We're trying to work in the real world — trying to cooperate with the governor's office," Ellis said Ellis also presented the board members with an informal revision of the University'a 1985-S6 general fund budget. The board requested the changes after tuition waa rolled back at the beginning ofthe .school year. Ellis told trustees a final budget will be presented in February- "Our intent is to give you an update in February, showing how we stand and how well end the year," Ellis said. The revised version includes state appropriations, the tuition rollback, student credit hour revenue and the Michigan Molecular Institute appropriation, t-See "Budget"—page 2 Cable installation liability hinges on contract terms by BETH MENGE UFE 8taff Writer Liability for the "faulty installation" of telephone cables at CMU may boil down to whether Continental Telephone followed contract terms when installing the $650,000 cable system. The cables were installed in 19S3. Century Telephone has since purchased Continental Three Century officials, affiliated with the regional office in Pinconning. visited campus Thursday to meet with Telecommunications Director Ken Johnson and to inspect the cables. "According to our attorney we are up here just to make an investigation and report back," Public Relations Administrator Lee Schwartz, said. The investigation is not complete and Century officials will return today to continue inspecting the cables, Schwartz aaid. Johnson said sections of the cables were not properly waterproofed and the cables were not installed in accordance with standard procedures. "I have been in the business for 30 years, and I have never seen (cables installed! in the way this was done," Johnson said. Problems with the cables arose when a drain broke and the cable vault flooded with water during a September storm. Water entered the cables causing a discontinuation of service and possible permanent damage to the cables. Johnson sent a letter to Century officials at the corporate national headquarters in Ixiuisiana in late October, requesting compensation for damage due to "faulty installation." The contract between Continental and CMU states that work will "meet or exceed applicable codes". Schwartz said the work was completed aa specified in the contract. "All this was clearly stated in the contract. When the job was finished it was inspected and accepted »See "Phones'*—page 2 Maggots found in chocolate; Housing Office to investigate by JACKIE BRAUN LIFE Copy Editor Some Towers residents reported finding maggots in chocolate contents of care packages distributed Wednesday. Package distribution was sponsored by a national company based on the east coast, possibly in Massachusetts. Housing Director George Jennings said. Jennings is not sure of the exact name or location of the company. Dawn Bosworth. Temper- ence sophomore, distributed the final exam care packages for the company. Jennings said he would be meeting with Bosworth concerning the incident. Housing was not aware of the distribution of the packages, he added Bosworth was not available tor comment. Towers residence hall assistants advised residents to thoroughly check the contents of the packages or throw them away after the maggots were discovered in the packages. A maggot is the worm-like larva of a fly. "I guess there were a couple of reports of maggots, mostly in the chocolate," Jody Gamer, Royal Oak freshman, said. "My RA advised me to check it out." "1 told residents they might want to throw out at least the chocolate, if not the whole thing." Carey RA Mike N'unneley said. Carey RA Susan Baker said she went door o door on her floor to inform residents maggots had been found in some ofthe packages. She also advised the ♦See "Maggot*"—page 1 Alumni budget adds deficit by RANDY LOVELY LIFE Managing Editor A $484,050 projected deficit will be added to the University's general fund if the Board of Trustees approve a budget request today from the Alumni and Development Office. The board decided at its October meeting to incorporate the development fund operations into the general fund because of increasing deficits incurred by the office. This situation can no longer be accepted; it must be dealt with," Interim President Arthur Ellis said at that time. The board is expected to approve the $1,068,670 budget request at ita meeting today, following no opposition to the figures during Thursday's Finance Committee meeting. Ellis termed the budget "a significant decision — it involves rolling in a half million dollars into our budget." "The budget is for the* current operating year," Ellis said The $1,068,670 budget is lessened by funds already in the general fund, including alumni support and fringe benefits Also, an estimated $300,000 in undesignated revenue from alumni will help decrease the deficit to $484,050 The $300,000 represents donations made to the University which were not designated to a particular program. The Development Office, responsible for soliciting donations and gifts to the University, haa been operating under a deficit for several yeara. The office's current deficit sits at $784,050 During the last year, the Development Officr* has solicited $57,000 in gifts. $739,000 for Public Broadcasting, $191,000 for financial aid, $135,000 for academic purposes. $51,000 for athletics and $200,000 for other purposes. Board Chairman Raymond ♦See "Alumni"—page 2 LIFE-line News Brief Board of Trustees meeting today, President's Conference Room, Bovee University Center; 9:30 a.m. Inside Mall proposal could creat new jobs in area. page 3 Weather Variable cloudiness and much colder with a chance of snow (lurries. Temperatures falling into the mid to upper 20a Brisk w.*st winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. Index LIFE-wire page 2 CM-YOU page3 Comment page 4 Bloom County page 4 Entertainment page 6 Code of Conduct page 9 Court Reports page 9 Sports page 10 Classifieds page 12 Police Reports page 14 Research and academic funding Trustees to vote on MMI budget by RANDY LOVELY LIFE Managing Editor After months of discussion between officials at Central and Michigan Molecular Institute, CMU's Board of Trustees is expected to approve an operating budget today. The budget totals $2,369,000 and represents research and academic funding. CMU and MMI administrators have met regularly since the beginning of the school year to compile the Midland facility's budget. The parties reached an agreement Nov. 15 and presented the budget to the board's Finance Committee Thursday. "We will be moving for action (today) at the board meeting," Finance Committee Chairman William Odykirk .said. Revenues outlined in the budget include instructional fees of $23,900; invMtment revenue of $89,100; federal, industrial and foundation grant* of $1,024,000; contract of $133,600; state appropriations totaling .$925,000; symposium .and visiting professors of $10,500; sale of assets totaling $134,000 and miscellaneous funds of $29,000 Budget expenditures indude wages and fringe benefits of $1,130,000. supplies, materials and contractual services totaling $959,000 and equipment purchases of $280,000. The budget's expenses include $225,000 for program planning and development, with $ 115,000 to be used to "develop a polymer presence at CMU," Graduate Studies Dean Douglas Friedrich said. "The chemistry department will have its first meeting to discuss polymer influences next week," he said. The money will be used to hire faculty and purchase equipment to aid in polymer research education, Friedrich said in an earlier interview. The remaining $110,000 will go into a "consortium pot* and will be available for master's and doctoral programs in polymer .science, he aaid. The consortium refers to a three-party agreement between Central, MMI and Michigan Technological University in Houghton. Under the relationship CMU will grant a master'* degree and .MTU will award a doctoral degree in polymer icience, with students from both t universities completing work at the Midland institution.
|Title||1985-12-06; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, December 6, 1985 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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