1984-04-06; Central Michigan Life
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■%*»' by IflfoY NORTON , LIFE Editor President Harold Abel said a state report recommending more cooperation between Michigan's colleges and universities and a temporary freeze, on new programs will not affect programs at CMU. The Governor's Commission on the Future of Higher Education Wednesday issued a preliminary report requesting Michigan's schools avoid adding expensive programs until the commission can complete its study of the state's educational system. Abel said the freeze will not affect CMU's plans for a merger with the Michigan Molecular Institute in Midland because the commission's final report will not be issued before Central is ready to finalize its plans anyway. The commission is expected to release a final report in October. "Prom all other parts of the report, the direction they're recommending is precisely the direction we're moving with MMI," Abel said. Abel said the report favors working with industry and stressing educational opportunities, which MMI would provide. Patricia Witmier, executive director of the commission, said she would have to know more about the MMI merger before she could say if the commission would approve. "We just don't want to see a major relocation of funds to new programs if they aren't going to be needed." she said. "I think if anybody said they needed a new law school, we'd say "uhlan."' Other areas discussed in the report include: • Colleges should work together to eliminate duplicate programs, merge administrative functions and more clearly define each institution's role. • Dropping uniform state funding for the institutions. • Possibly adding a tax increase to increase state funding while keeping the tuition down. • Possible closing of one of the state's IS public institutions may be necessary by the year 2000, but the commission did not name any specific schools. • Rejecting a regulatory board to oversee all of the state's colleges and universities as unpractical. • Exploring ways to increase the enrollment and retention rate of handicapped and minority students. • Looking at career options offered to women. Abel said a regulatory board could not be ♦See "Reporf—page 2 Friday, April 6,1964 WPSSPCB Up in the air L Several Consumers Power Plant Employees of Alma were up In the the day Wednesday afternoon In lot 22. Workers were lifted up Into the pickers" to work on removing a rotted telephone pole. air for most of sky by "cherry ■] Delaying deadline may reduce financial aid byCHERYLJACKSON UFE Staff Writer Aid recipients will receive less money if Central's Financial Aids Office decides to move its application deadline a month later, for the 1985-86 year, as If is how considering. Financial Aid Director Robert Walling said he is considering the change in order to give more students the opportunity to apply for financial aid on time. A change in deadline will decrease the money for financial aid recipients in the sense that more will compete for the same amount of funds. "By and large, we have given priority for financial aid to the on-time student," Walling said. "If we're making more people on time, we'll be spreading the same amount of money to more people." Walling said if more people are considered on-time, a change will be needed in the packaging of awards. "If we have more eligible students in the on-time pool, we'll definitely have to change our packaging," he said. Whereas now each financial aid package awarded to on- time students consists of approximately 40 percent scholarship and grant aids, the amount may be changed to about 30 percent. "Another alternative would be to award scholarship and grant awards on the basis of need and when we run out, we run out," he added. If changed, the deadline probably will be moved from March 1 to April 1. Walling said. "That will give a whole additional month for students to get their applications filed and for parents to complete their tax returns," he said. To determine a date. Walling said the office would have to examine the total number of applications and the number filed late in previous years. Although there have not been formal dicussions of the change this year. Walling said the decision on whether to make the deadline later probably will be made during the summer. Before the deadline date can be changed, the issue first must be discussed at a staff level, he said. The proposal then would be sent to James Hill, vice president for Student Affairs. If Hill approves, the new date would go into effect in the 1985-86 application year. "I will probably do a survey of the other public universities in Michigan," Walling said. "I think we're probably among the earliest deadlines in the state. It may give some weight to.Qjux-decision, as well." Walling added. "We have an artificial deadline," Cheryl Richardson, financial aid specialist at Ferris State College, said. "Those applications completed by the deadline are given primary consideration." In order to be considered an on-time student at Northern Michigan University, a student must have his information in the Financial Aids Office by March 1. For incoming freshmen and transfer students, the deadline is Feb. 1. "MSU's financial aid applications have to be in our office by April 2 and the Family Financial Statements must be postmarked by April 2." said Sally Muscoe. office secretary of MSU's Financial Aids Office. Western Michigan University has a recommended deadline of March 15. said Cheryl Ruiter, a secretary in WMU's Financial Aids Office. Scout cookie tampering discovered in area byRHODAMIEL UFE Staff Writer The first reports of tampering with Girl Scout cookies in Michigan have occurred in Harrison, just 35 miles north of Mount Pleasant. The Clare County Sheriffs Department reported there were two separate cases of tampering with the cookies in the city earlier this week. A piece of hard plastic was found in one box of cookies, while seed particles were found in another box. the department reported. Tampering was discovered by residents who reported it to the department. Delivery* of cookies in Harrison has been suspended. There are no plans to stop distribution of cookies in Mount Pleasant or anyplace else, said D. J. Smith, executive director for the area G irl Scout Council. The two tamperings were discovered within a 12-hour period. There were no injuries. The Girl Scout Council refers to the two events as "isolated incidents." and not tamperings. The cookies currently are at the Michigan State Police Crime Lab in Lansing. Smith said nothing definite will be done until after everything is finished there. "Until we hear from the crime lab. we don't know what we're going to do," she said. No other incidents of tampering have been reported, the depart ment said. Beginning in March, there were instances of tampering in other slates, but this marks the first one in Michigan, a spokeswoman for the council said. Previously, pieces of metal and glass were found in the cookies. Isabella County Sheriff James Mull said he has contacted local Girl Scout authorities and is convinced the tampering is not taking place in local areas. Cookies are closely watched once they arrive with the local authorities, he said. To ensure cookies are safe, he said, the consumer should follow basic safety steps. "Just check the boxes over good and the cookies before you eat them." he said. AD hopeful makes his move Donald K. Smith bylMKEMATTSON UFE Sports Editor Sitting in an associate athletic director's chair for more than a decade has given Donald K. Smith a reason to move up a step in college athletic administration. Smith, the current associate AD at the University of Washington, is interested in making that step up as the AD at CMU. "I think it's a very good job," said Smith, the second of four men to be interviewed for the position. "As you know I've been the No. 2 man in intercollegiate athletics for over 14 years and I think it's time to make a move and be a director." Smith, who has been the associate AD at Washington since 1973, said he was impressed with Central during his stay on campus Wednesday and Thursday. "1 think what's so attractive about it is the involvement of the total school." Smith said. "Everyone is interested, everybody tries to help and everyone is supportive. "Right now I feel like a super-saturated sponge. I can't think of another place where I've been supplied with as much information and supplied with what I feel I have been open answers. I can't remember when I've been treated as well as I have been here," he said. Smith said he learned of the position, which becomes vacant with the retirement of Ted Kjolhede in August, in the NCAA News. He also said he was recommended for the position by Washington AD Mike Lude. Smith said his association with Lude and Washington football coach Don James has ♦See" AD"—page 2 Students are free to meet Trustees by ROGER HITTS UFE News Editor Students who have a gripe or grumble, compliment or complaint may now go to the Board of Trustees' Student Affairs Committee to have their opinions voiced. ■ The committee — the newest of the Board's five standing committees — set up ground rules Thursday by which students could address Board members. All Board committees met Thursday as the traditional prelude to the monthly full Board meeting, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today in the President's Room of the University Center. The Student Affairs Committee includes Chairman Gordon Lambie of Dearborn Heights, Rachael Moreno of Lansing and Bill Odykirk of Mount Pleasant. While still defining the committee's purpose. Lambie said it is important to allow for student input. "One of the concerns we have is that we would expect this committee would be a ♦See "Trustees" — page 2 In Brief The Great Chili Cook-off is Saturday at the Moose Lodge, 113 W. Broadway, from noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds from the $2.50 admission charge will go to the Michigan Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation. Campus First summer session classes will not be canceled after the billing statement is mailed. page 3 The second of three anti-nuclear rallies this semester is scheduled for today. pages Sports Included with Today's LIFE is the 1984 Baseball/Softball guide. page 9 Weather Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow today. Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.
|Title||1984-04-06; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, April 6, 1984 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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