1981-03-02; Central Michigan Life
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mm wm -- Title IX decision not to affect CMU by JOHN MYERS LIFE Ass't. Sports Editor Athletic Director Tjed Kjolhede and Associate Athletic Director Fran Koenig said there would be no effect on CMU athletics after a decision last week by a U.S. District Court judge concerning Title IX. U.S. District Judge Charles W, Joiner ruled Feb. 23 federal regulations banning sex discrimination in school athletics do not apply where no federal funds are used specifically for a sports program. "I don't agree (wjth the decision), but I'm not a lawyer," Koenig sayi. "Many people will agree and others will disagree on the intent of Congress. I don't think it will have any affect on us or other institutions for many reasons. "One is the institutions have a committment for equity for girls and women and I don't think many will reverse that," she continued. "Girls and women have had a chance to compete and I don't think they would allow a reversal to 10 years ago, nor will the parents. . "I think there will be a great deal of parent pressure. Also, there are three very strong state laws on sex discrimination even without Title IX," she added. Kjolhede echoed Koenig's reaction. "I'm a little surprised, but no elation from my standpoint," Kjolhede said of the ruling. "I don't think the basic mandate for equal treatment will be affected. Each state has various shades of anti-sex discrimination. Michigan's are very firm at all levels to equal treatment," Kjolhede (See "Title IX"—page 12) Central Michigan LIFE Vol. 62 No. 6 5 •<g> 1981 CM LIFE Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859 . 14 pages Monday, March 2,1981 Cheers! More than 1,500 parsons, many dressed in outlandish costumes, invaded Finch Fleldhouse Friday night for the midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show by Program Board. Dale Osentoski, (above) Ubly senior, won the prize for best costume. Evidence of the large amount of audience participation was the cluttered floor of Finch, covered with toilet paper, rice, toast and cards. Blacks must commit themselves to problem CM UFE/Sttvan C. Jmmon (Editor's jiote: In this, the final part of a' series about blacks at CMU, LIFE Staff Writers Tom Henry and John Cuthbertson today- foots on groups. This segment was written by Henry.) Tobin Williams say's it's not enough to just be black. You've gotta be committed. Williams, the president of the v Organization for Black Unity, said black students don't have any business complaining about a racial problem unless they're willing to commit themselves to defeating it. The senior from Saginaw is doing more than giving a sales pitch to bolster the attendance at his group's meetings, which has sometimes slipped to the point where he can count those present on his long, lean fingers. "It's not just enough to be black anymore. You must be committed and black," Williams said. "You got to work- on bills, programs or whatever is necessary also," he added. OBU serves that function on a university level. The organization is open to students of any race, but serves as what Williams calls a "political entity" to see that CMU's Administration gives black students a fair shake. "We just finished the 70s and came out of an era which was extremely individualistic," Williams said. "Black people as a whole can't afford to be individualistic any longer," he added, "There's strength in numbers. It's only a matter of time before the collective good comes together." Besides OBU, blacks can turn to a campus chapter of the • NAACP and a newly-organized ad hoc group, the Student Concerns Committee. The SCC, according to member Camille Herth, was formed earlier this semester by students disgruntled about the closing of the Minority Student The Black in Maroon and Gold: \ $$&> J Organizations . Development Office (see related story). "We plan on attacking specific issues, one at a time, kind of like a fire-fighting situation," said Herth, a graduate student from Grand Rapids. He said the group is not geared toward blacks. "It acts to compliment OBU," Herth, OBU's former president, said. Herth still eyes OBU as the group with the greatest potential for blacks on campus, even though it is not as large as some would like. Fellow SCC member Kenny Bronson agrees. "All organizations on campus are having problems," Bronson, Mikado junior, said. "Everyone says we must work within the system, but it's hard." Herth added he senses concern on the part of students, but they haven't vented it yet because of frustration. "I don't think it's apathy, it's frustration," he said. One frustrating aspect blacks face at CMU is adjusting to a (See "Blacks"—page 13) Office closing elicits frustration by TOM HENRY and JOHN CUTHBERTSON LIFE Staff Writers The frustration of the black student at Central has been embodied in the recent closing of the Minority Student Development Office. "The closing of the office in itself upset a lot of students," said Camille Herth, Mount Pleasant graduate student. Just coming out and saying it's closed, "offended a lot of people," he said. "It kind of came off as, well as, the budget cuts are coming the first thing that's going to go are these programs, and it seems as though we rank low on the concern list." In part the Minority Student Development Office was symbolic, Herth said. "It showed that even in name there was a program for (See "Melvin"—page 12) Leaving early? Better think again, profs say by JANET HASTINGS LIFE Staff Writer The Florida sun may not be shining in cold damp Mount Pleasant but visions of it are certainly vivid in the minds of many students as Spring Break fever once again strikes CMU. With the long-awaited break still five days away, .students' minds are turning from books, term papers and exams to beaches, home towns and a- long-deserved break. A few students already have escaped from the rigors of school to begin their Spring Break and many more will be gone before break officially begins Saturday. It is a well accepted fact students like to leave 'early for Spring Break and they are eternally attempting to talk professors out of holding classes the Thursday and Friday before break. Even though much of the student body may be gone and attendance will be sparse, classes will go on as usual Friday, many professors say. "The faculty is looking forward to break just as much as the students are, but you don't see the faculty leaving early," Michael Petrick, Journalism Department chairman, said. According to Ben Taggie, associate professor of history, students taking off early ruins the entire week. "I go into class and half the students are not there, which means they won't get the information," Taggie said. "But then again it is not fair to the students who do come to class if important information is not given. "It is hard to feel enthusiastic about in- (See "Spring Break"—page 12) L In Brief Students planning to take summer courses at CMU may now register at the Registrar's Office, Warriner 260, now through April 10. Course request forms also are available by mail from that office. Campus j|iIIIB\ y\ \ Spring exists all year' 'round at the Brooks Hall greenhouse. page 14 Sports CMU's Melvin McLaughlin was sweet as sugar Saturday when he hit a shot at the buzzer to beat Ball State in overtime.' page 8 .' Index Arts and Leisure \..6 , Classifieds 13 Comment 4 Doonesbury ,. 4 Horoscope. 13 Off the Wire .„ 2 Sports .8 Spotlife 13 .V k mm __ljR«irt -t—,.
|Title||1981-03-02; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, March 2, 1981 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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