1984-11-30; Central Michigan Life
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JS*. r-.v - •*■■'•• * r t • '.-' v 16pagea Mount Pleasant. Mich. 48859 ' V0L67N Clean-up The roofs at tbe Towers underwent some "spring cleaning" earlier this week. Ben MacArthur, from MacArthur Roofing in Saginaw, used a vacuum device to remove loose gravel and debries, such as broken bottles, from the roof. Students not affected by publicity — counselors byBETHREEBER UFE Copy Editor Although Central has often been in newspapers across the state during the past few weeks in regards to sexual assault charges brought against the former president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, it does not seem to have had an adverse effect on high school students' interests in attending Central. High school guidance counselors contacted throughout the state said they have not had any problems with students or parents in regards to attending Centra] because of the publicity. "I haven't heard a thing," said George Harlow, counselor at Everett High School in Lansing. "We had a College Night here a couple of weeks ago and had a Central representative here. Tbe room was full for all three sessions." Harlow said Everett has quite a few graduates who attend Central each year. "Our people here either haven't heard about it or don't care," he said. "Central is pretty well thought of by our students." Guidance counselors contacted form Manistee High School, Mount Pleasant High School, Stevenson High School in Warren, Bishop High School in Red ford and Renaissance High School in Detroit all said they had not heard comments from parents or students about the publicity. Betty Yura, guidance counselor at Bishop Borgess High School, said she has not heard comments from students or parents, but several faculty members have commented on the incident. "Different teachers have remarked on it, wondering what's going on up there," she said. "The comments have not been negative though, just wondering." Yura added she has not noticed a decrease in applications sent to Central from Borgess. "I'm not sure how much high school age kids are aware about that kind of stuff," she said. "It hasn't dissuaded me from sending my own kid there," she added. "That junk can go on anywhere." "I don't think the publicity has been that adverse or had much impact," said Fay Vaughan, guidance counselor at Renaissance High School. As for students and parents from Mount Pleasant High School, there has been no comment, Audrey Featheringham, counselor at MPHS, said. "Those people are here in town. They've already made up their mind about what goes on there," she said. "I'm concerned for Central," she said. "I sure hate for that kind of publicity to get out." In Brief Students who live off campus and plan to leave Mount Pleasant for Winter Break can have the post office hold their mail for that period or forwarded to a desired address. Those interested must complete an appropriate application at the Post Office, 208 E. Illinois. Inside 66 students still face involuntary withdrawal. page 3 n spurs complaint byRANDYLOVELY UFE Copy Editor Allegations of unfairness and discrimination by members of minority fraternities and sororities have caused University officials to review the current room draw system of reserving University facilities. The room draw system came under question when a graduate member of one of the minority fraternities issued a letter to a member of the Board of Trustees expressing his dissatisfaction with the system. Bruce Caradine, Phi Beta Sigma graduate member and engineering graphics coordinator for tbe University attacked the system es being discriminatory. In a letter dated Oct. 1 Caradine said, "I feel that this is a blatant discriminatory act against minority rights for free enterprise." Caradine was not available for comment. Room draw is a system where groups randomly select dates to reserve University facilities for various group functions. The program was implemented this fall in an attempt to provide equal distribution of campus facilities for interested groups. Although all campus organizations were invited to participate, the program primarily caters to minority organizations since they do not have permanent facilities. Minority fraternities and sororities have expressed un- happiness with the system, Ervin Owens, director of the Office of Minority Affairs, said. Glenn Mcintosh, president of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, believes changes need to be made in the room draw system. "The dates around big holidays should rotate between the groups every year because more money can be made on the holidays," Mcintosh, Detroit junior, said. "We want to be a part of the decision making process because the system affects us," Mcintosh said. Jeffrey MaJloy, Phi Beta Sigma president and Inkster junior, would not comment on the room draw situation. "We never had any problems with the first come, first serve system," Renea Nash, Delta Sigma Tau president, said. "I think the old system could work if there was a limit on the number of dates a group could reserve and if the groups agreed not to counter-book against other groups," Nash, Saginaw junior, said. According to Owens, tbe system was implemented because of two problems in the previous first come, first serve program. Groups reserved rooms in the Bovee University Center, where a fee is assessed, and in Finch, where no fee is charged, and then canceled the UC room at the last minute so that other groups could plan activities. Also, groups booked activities on the same date in ♦See "Room draw" paxe!3 Advisers to discuss Black Greek council byRANDYLOVELY UFE Copy Editor A black Greek council is expected to be formed Saturday when graduate advisers from the black fraternities and sororities meet. Graduate advisers, fraternity and sorority presidents and University officials will meet to discuss the black Greek council. The groups involved include Phi Beta Sigma and Omega Sigma and Omega Psi Phi fraternities and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Tau and Zeta Phi Beta sororities. Creation of a black Greek council has been met with opposition by students in the past. "Student reaction is getting better," Ervin Owens, director of the Office of Minority Affairs, said. "Initially students felt we were working behind their backs," Owens said. Owens said the council is being created to form better lines of communication between the Greek groups. Several topics will be discussed at Saturday's meeting, Owens said. The agenda includes: formalization of a name or title for the Greek Adviser's Council, pledge periods, and little sister organizations. The group also will discuss procedures for verifying names and grade point averages of potential pledges, an open forum to give history and purposes of the black Greek system, the freshman pledging policy, and faculty usage for social events. "I would like to go into next semester knowing we have a board recognized by the University to work on the concerns of students," Owenssaid. Owens said he hopes commitments in forming the council will be made at the meeting. Owens is optimistic the council will be formed because of support the graduate advisers have shown. "The missing link in forming the council has been the graduate advisers," Owens said. "They can speak the language of the groups better and can interpret University policy better." "Our main priority now is to have everyone informed," Owens said. Sheriff recommends permit denial for Pleasant Hills byTOMWICKHAM UFE Staff Writer In response to public outcry about a party at the Pleasant Hills Golf Club, Isabella County Sheriff James Mull is recommending the denial of a special permit which would allow alcohol to be served outside at the club. However, the co-owner of the golf club, at 4452 E. Millbrook Road, said he has no intentions to use the permit for large gatherings of people, like the 500 people who attended an outdoor "Motown" party at the golf club Sept. 29. The party was sponsored by WCHP and Burger King. County commissioners express concern over the rehiring of a deputy treasurer. page 3 Neighbors living on Millbrook Road and the surrounding area complained noise levels were intolerable, people parked on a road with no room for parking, garbage was strewn in drainage ditches and the giving away of free food was in violation of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulations. A petition was signed by neighbors and presented in early October to Mull, who after reviewing the request for a special permit for the golf club, decided to recommend the LCC not issue the permit. He also is recommending the placement of "No Parking" signs along Millbrook Road. "I'm going to voice the con- Sports CMU will host the Michigan Open Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Rose Arena. page 10 j cem of the people," he said. "It 'is a concern of the people out here that the (party problem) might transfer from the city to the golf course." Mull said he intends to send his recommendation to the LCC within a week which has the discretion to accept or reject his recommendation. However, Warren Stanichina Jr., a co-sponsor of the golf club, said he would appeal a denial for the permit because he has no intention to host future outdoor parties. "It's for a patio we have on the golf course," he said, adding the permit would allow golfers to relax outside in warm weather to eat and drink. »SeeMLCCw—page 15 Weather Showers likely today, high about 42 degrees.
|Title||1984-11-30; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, November 30, 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;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1984 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|