1981-02-27; Central Michigan Life
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}m ffU,!H.*|H«jl|N I 1"mnw- —w» -MMVMHHBas Officials arrest two Iranian students by PATTY WOODBURY LIFE StaK Writer Two Iranian CMU students arrested by U.S. immigration officials Thursday morning are on their way to Detroit today for possible deportation hearings, an immigration official said. Mahmoud Hersini Nasseri, 30, and Mohammad Hassan Pirooz, 28, were picked up in Mount Pleasant as illegal aliens and lodged in the Saginaw County jail overnight, said Saginaw County Deputy Robert Montgomery. The students were expected to be transferred to Detroit today, officials said, Ronald Brooks, deputy district director for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, said one of the Iranians had been out of "proper student status" for more than a year and the other only was a part-time instead of full-time student. International students must attend college full-time or they are considered illegal aliens by law. Brooks added the arrests were "routine" and not unusual. "It's a very routine thing," he said. "It happens every day." Department of Public Safety Director John McAuliffe said the two immigration officers, who arrived at his office about 10 a.m. Thursday, asked for DPS assistance and use of an office in the building from which to operate. "They asked to use one of our offices to talk to foreign students," McAuliffe said. "Eventually two foreign students from Iran were arrested as illegal aliens and taken to jail in Saginaw." McAuliffe .said the officials left DPS about noon with the two Iranians. Shawmut Christensen, CMU's international student adviser, said Thursday she had nothing to do with the incident and knew nothing of it until she was contacted by DPS that day. "I don't know who the students are or where they are. I haven't heard anything," she said, (See "Iranians"—page 12) Vol. 62 No. 64 © 1981 CM LIFE Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859 14 pages Friday, Feb. 27,1981 CMU nixes faculty layoffs by DAVE ALEXANDER LIFE Editor and KIM CLARKE LIFE Ass't. News Editor Central's brightening economic future has spared 28 first-year faculty members of layoff notices. Provost John Cantelon said he has sent reappointment letters to the first-year people, notifying them their jobs are secure for another academic year. "The (budget) situation in Lansing has changed so remarkably, the picture is significantly different than December," Cantelon said. Layoff notices were sent to 32 second-year faculty members in December, but were rescinded a week later when the Administration and Faculty Association agreed to a goal of. no-layoffs for the 1981-82 academic year. Under contract guidelines, termination notices to first-year faculty must be sent by March 1 for layoffs the following year. With CMU recently receiving a 14 percent budget recommendation from the governor and the budget bill moving smoothly through the state Legislature, Central's financial situation looks "more optimistic," Cantelon said. "There's still some degree of risk involved for the institution, but it's acceptable," he said. However, the budget situation "looks good enough to let the letters flow," he added. As to how this will effect the negotiations between the Faculty Association and the Administration is anyone's guess. Cantelon said the reappointment notices have probably taken some pressure off the negotiations. The possibility of layoffs and the approaching March 1 deadline caused the possible pressure, he said. "With the pressure off it could slow down the bargaining but this is not what we would like to (See "Letters"—page 12) Thaw CM UF&Gwy Mtlow When the tenants of Arthur's Village Apartments, 712 W. Broomfield Road, signed leases for the new complex in January, no one mentioned a private beach would be included. "Broomfield Lake," according to apartment manager Wayne Neely, was formed when the land east of the building was inundated by the heavy snowfall, which later melted into one big puddle. While there has yet to be leakage into the building, residents have complained about slow-moving drains and overflowing toilets, as well as not being able to use their back doors. Neely said the plumbing problems are unrelated to the standing water, adding building up and grading of the area soon should rectify the problem. MA C presidents to decide Men's sport scholarships in danger by LARRY GLENN OWENS LIFE Staff Writer CMU's men's sport scholarships are in jeopardy of a possible cut, pending a May decision by the Mid-American Conference President's Council. MAC presidents have recommended to its athletic directors a cut of four scholarships this year and an additional four the year after. "I think if we get the recommendation, we will probably cut the number of awards," President Harold Abel said. "It sounds scarey but it's not as bad as it sounds." The MAC presidents will deliberate in May to look at the recommendations suggested by the athletic directors. "It's not a question of cutting the budget, it's reducing the talent awards," Abel said. Central, along with the other nine schools in the MAC, may subtract the scholarships. "That's just because the costs are going up in all areas, it's not to save money but to put money in different parts of the program," Abel said. Athletic directors from the MAC will convene March 7 in Ann Arbor to discuss potential cuts. Currently Central has a total of 118 men's sport scholarships, meaning the number may go down to 110 to comply with the councils recommendation. "The presidents are desperately looking for ways to economize the program," Athletic Director Ted Kjolhede said. "They didn't say anything about a reduction for women but I expect a proportional reduction in the women's scholarships," he said. Kjolhede is now faced with the decision to find sports where cuts can be absorbed. "It's very difficult from this standpoint. Each school has strength in different sports." Kjolhede said Central's MAC champion baseball team and football teams are examples of its strengths. "Some coaches are recruiting right now, if there has to be a reduction, the quicker the better as far as recruiting goes," Kjolhede said. Program brings minorities to Central (Editor's note: As part of a continuing study of blacks at Central, LIFE Staff Writer John Cuthbertson today looks at the affirmative action program.) The affirmative action program is one area which has been successful in bringing more minorities to Central, according to James Turner, Affirmative Action Officer. In an overall comparison with other state colleges CMU has "shown the most progress proportionately," Turner said. He said, putting all bias aside, "we have probably the best Affirmative Action program." Reviews conducted by the The Black in Maroon and Gold: Affirmative Action ^/__2" - federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the Department of Labor were favorable to Central, Turner said. "The deficiencies they found were not even citable," he said, adding Central may have one of the first affirmative action programs approved federally if not in the nation, at least in the state. Turner said he could not focus on blacks exclusively, because the Affirmative Action Program deals with the hiring of minorities and women in a general sense. Although final tabulations aren't complete, the hiring of women and minorities at CMU is "well within the goals" set in 1979, Turner said. A 1979 University study found a shortage of minorities and women in both faculty and administrative positions. It suggested 38 women and 30 minorities be hired by 1982. Tabulations indicating where Central now stands won't be out until sometime in March, Turner said. A preliminary study made before Christmas showed minority and female hiring at more than 4 percent of the work force, he said, adding Central may actually be over the guidelines. However, the process of hiring minorities and women recently has been hampered, Turner said. State budget cuts resulting in Central's position review put a halt on new job openings as well as the filling of vacated jobs, he said. The future for affirmative action hiring does look brighter, according to Turner. "The governor has recommended a very good budget for Central," he said, adding if the (See "Blacks"—page 13) As part of Black History Month, Roger Hatch, associate professor of religion, will speak about the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH today. The speech will be at 6 p.m in Moore 119 and admission is free.* Campus Alcohol and hard drug use at CMU is on the rise. pageS Michigan has received federal aid to help clean up a Gratiot County landfill. page 5 Sports CMU men's basketball team fell into last-place in the Mid-American Conference with a loss to Kent State, page 8 ndex Arts and Leisure .... .6 Classifieds. 13 Comment 4 Doonesbury ............. 4 Horoscope. 13 Off the Wire 2 Sports 8 Spotlife 13 ____— m_H4_m___i___m mmmmmMmmsWsmmmswmtwmsi.»«.Mt> >pi«i.i#,s«jiiin,i!jfjMuii_iiiTMii)aiii ■^"" 'frhj** -^y^^^l^^*** .?** *-,*4» ^'^.l*. ■«.
|Title||1981-02-27; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, February 27, 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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