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Vol. 62 No. 80
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Wednesday, April 15, 1081
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CMU's campus was latden with puddles following the thundershowers that
swept through Mount Pleasant early Tuesday morning. Some students chose
to tiptoe through the puddles, but other more daring souls such as Chris
Werner, back, and Mike Carleton, political science graduate assistants, took
the above-water route.
State Legislature may
nix fines against bars
by SCOTT FOSGARD
LIFE Staff Writer
The state Legislature will be abolishing any
fines local bar owners and suppliers now face for
failing to fill out campaign forms for campaign
contributions, according to state Rep. Richard
Fitzpatrick, D-Battle Creek.
Fitzpatrick said Tuesday he is "quite confident" the Legislature will abolish the fines and
will pass a law enabling campaign contributors to
contribute more than $200 without filling out the
"They don't exist as far as we're concerned," he
Ten local businessmen were assessed fines
ranging from $1,600 to $170 for failing to complete the forms.
Area businessmen contributed $500 to the now
(See "Bars"—page 17)
Student notes fault in
revised transfer policy
by JANET HASTINGS
LIFE Copy Editor
The recently revised transfer
policy will not go into effect until
Oct. 1, yet Academic Senate
Student Senator Suzanne Israel
has found what she claims is a
discrepancy in the wording of
The Academic Senate passed
the revised transfer policy last
October, with a major change
stipulating grades and honor
points will not be transferrable
to or recorded on the permanent
record of the University. Instead, classes taken at another
college will transfer only as
The policy applies to both
CMU students taking summer
courses at community colleges
and those students wishing to
transfer here from another
school, said Ted tfeidioff,
assistant registrar at the
Academic Information Center,
According to Israel, all classes
taken which will apply to a
students major or minor must be
taken for a letter grade.
"If a class in a student's major
or minor is taken at another
college it will transfer to CMU
only as credit," Israel said.
"Does this mean since a students
records do not show a grade for
the class it cannot count towards
his or her major?"
In order to clear up this
discrepancy, Israel said she will
attempt to add this amendment
to the transfer policy:
"Any course taken for a grade
at another accredited university
(See "Transfer"—page 12)
Crash injures SA director
Student Association's Legislative Affairs
Director was in serious condition Tuesday
following a car accident Sunday morning at 1-75
and U.S. 10.
Mike Gray, Freeland senior, suffered back
injuries when his car rolled off the southbound I-
75 exit ramp at about 1 a.m. Sunday.
Spokespersons for Bay Medical Center in Bay
City, where Gray is a patient, refused to give
further information. Gray was in critical condition Sunday, according to state police reports.
A state trooper said Gray's car glanced off a
reflector post on the side of the highway and
rolled down a steep embankment on the left hand
side of the ramp.
"It probably rolled over three or four times ...
all the windows were out and the car was a
wreck," the state trooper explained.
Student Body Vice President Kathy Brooks
said SA members will visit Gray "as soon as we
find out we can see him. Right now we're praying
Gray had one passenger, Mary Ann Rozengard,
Bay City junior, who was listed in fair condition
with facial lacerations, contusions and abrasions.
SA plans no attempt to change SBAC task
by SANDY McHUGH
and LINDA AFFHALTER
LIFE Staff Writers
Although last year Student
Association made an effort to
get the allocating powers back
under its realm, Student Body
President Jeff Markel said he
has no plans to continue the
According to Sharon George,
assistant director of Student
Affairs, the Student Budget
Review and Allocation Committee will stand as it is.
"Overall, it has been very
successful," George said. "No
one has convinced me there is a
The decision, although it is
not official, caps a review period
of the SBAC, which is in the last
stages of its two-year trial.
The funding of student
organizations used to be decided
by SA's Finance Committee.
The former system operated
with organizations requesting
funds by turning in applications
to the committee, which would
then set up an interview.
The interview, supposed to be
conducted by more than one
Finance Committee member,
was an opportunity for the
representative of the group
asking for funds to justify the
However, the system ran into
problems when three years ago
committee chairman Jim
Kuderki conducted the interviews by himself and set the
Many finance committee
members were not present when
the interviews were taking
place and because it was too late
in the semester to reschedule
the interviews Kuderko set the
allocations for many CMU
student organizations himself.
Criticism and accusations of
biased allocations hindered the
process for the next chairman,
Don Fergle. Fergle said he
would not conduct interviews
without at least three or four
Group requests open funding lid
In order for any campus group to get money from the University's
cashbox, it must look to the Student Budget Review and Allocation
Committee to open the lid.
The SBAC is an eight-member student committee which makes
allocation recommendations to Vice President for Student Affairs
The committee is in its second year of a two-year trial period.
Until 1979, the student financing role rested with Student
Association (see related story). However, with its probation period
winding down, the SBAC is planning to continue in its present state,
according to Sharon George, assistant director of Student Affairs
and adviser for the group.
The students comprising the SBAC are chosen by a committee of
representatives from student organizations, faculty and administration.
(See "George"—page 12)
committee members present.
Fergle and George worked on
the troubled system, and
originally were going to have
organizations that did not have
officers returning the next year
request money directly from
In hopes of alleviating more of
the problems, Fergle proposed
another possible solution. The
Office of Student Affairs would
distribute budget request forms
to make sure the organizations
were registered and recognized
by CMU, thus making the
organization eligible for funds.
This would prevent the Finance
Committee from having to
conduct interviews with groups
not eligible for funds, such as
political or religious groups,
which are prohibited from
Undergraduate students planning to
graduate May 9 who have not filed an application with the Academic Information Center
must do so by Friday. .
Students also must have their majors and
minors authorized by their departmental advisor before the application can be processed.
A CMU prof
discusses the space
plans to expand into a
After a double-
header sweep of MSU,
CMU's baseball team
hosts the Spartans
today at Alumni Field,
Arts and Leisure .,, 6
Comment ,; 4
Off the'Wire....;..., 2
Sports ...... 13
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