1979-02-16; Central Michigan Life
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III,? , T " .r1 -*~r r- , r- ~r . - r' t 'C^Jjf*^ •»•"»**■< ...Vy,^,,^^,^,^,,,. .f--,.-..^ »».»*«• ~^f'-;-'W»«B»»«'f ^-"' " ' r j " 0 '•■■ Volume 60 No. 57 <■ \<m Central MlrhiKan LIFE Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Friday, February 16,1979 City, CMU foresee slowed growth by PETER LUKE LIFE Staff Writer What will Mount Pleasant be like in the 1980s? CMU's enrollment will level off at 14,000; fast food restaurants will continue to populate the city and the energy crunch will force city residents to be more community oriented. But overall, Mount Pleasant's growth over the last 20 years will subside and stabilize. Those were some of the speculations of several city and Carey said because of declining transfer and graduate student enrollments, CMU's student population is expected to level off at 14,000 in the future. University soothsayers who looked deep into their crystal balls Wednesday and tried to predict the future of Mount Pleasant. The. predictions were made in a roundtable discussion conducted in city commissioner and associate professor of political science Ted Zolty's PSC 398: "Governing Mount Pleasant" class. Participating in the discussion were Terrence Carey, secretary to CMU's Board of Trustees; Mount Pleasant Mayor Sybil Ellis; City Manager William Barrons; Jane Eldred, a member of the area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; and Clarence Tuma, owner of The Embers restaurant, 1217 S. Mission St., and several grocery stores. All agreed that the growth of Mount Pleasant was directly related to the increasing number of University students in the. community. And since CMU's growth is predicted to subside, so will the city's. ' But there was agreement that the slowdown will not be all that bad and Mount Pleasant will continue to be "the nice place to live" it is now. Carey said because of declining transfer and graduate student enrollments, CMU's student population is expected to level off at 14,000 in the future. He also added that while freshmen applicants continue to increase, the University only can house so many students in its residence halls. As a result, Carey said, CMU has had to turn down many first-year applicants. "By 1980, growth will level off significantly. We have to look at CMU, which is the hub around which Mount Pleasant revolves. "— City Manager William Barrons But Carey said in order for CMU to effectively compete with other state universities in recruiting students, Central is going to have to develop new curricula and programs. But as Barrons and Eldred agreed, if the growth of CMU is going to stabilize, so will that of the community. "Without you (students)," Eldred said, "Mount Pleasant would not be the community it is today." (See "Future—" page 2) New flu here, official says by JAMES KIRLEY LIFE Staff Writer Cases of influenza believed to be the same strain presently closing elementary and high schools in downstate counties have been reported by a public .health official in Mount Pleasant Judging from the diagnosis of local physicians, .the A-Brazil strain is "already here," according to Dr. Richard Nowak of the Central Michigan District Health Department. Nowak said laboratory verification takes one to two weeks, but added local physicians feel "fairly confident" it is the same strain. While Nowak said the strain affects persons approximately 25 years old and younger, University Health Service Administrator Ed Brown said he was riot aware of a higher than * usual incidence of flu on campus similar to the one Nowak said was causing a 25 percent absenteeism rate in local public schools. Nonetheless, Brown said the (See "Flu—"page 2) First motion ends 11-minute meeting Student Association found itself with nothing left to discuss after 11 minutes of its meeting Wednesday, so it decided to make a motion. It was a motion to adjourn, and it came at the end of a meeting at which no other motions were passed and no new business was brought up by any board member. The main business was an announcement by Student Body President Jim Marshall that five students have been chosen to serve on a rejuvenated student committee that will meet with CMU's Board of Trustees. , *L Marshall could name only one of the students chosen, and no board members asked the others' names during the meeting, which Marshall said "might be a record" for the shortest SA session ever. Marshall, Charlevoix senior, said he and Dean of Student Affairs James Hill, chose the students. They will serve with Marshall on the committee. _ .' The students chosen for the committee are: Bonnie Beresford, Birmingham senior, Panhellenic and Intrafraternity Council president; Teresa Kaohman, Grosse Pointe junior; Dawn Lucksinger, Troy freshman; Jim Webb, Jackson sophomore; and Rjta Weeks, Morley sophomore. Marshall's spot on the student committee, which has been inactive since 1972, is the only permanent one. The others will be filled before each monthly meeting of the trustees. In other action, Mai-shall told the board the President's Council said Monday it Will place three new CMU emblems at campus en' trances when the snow melts. The announcement was in response to a phone survey done by Marshall in which he found juniors, seniors and resident assistants were concerned about the removal of the old logos. Snow and ivy These vines that line the wall surrounding the rear of the University Center's Reservation lie dormant in the cold months as the snow piles up on the top and bottom of the ivy. The weatherman doesn't have encouraging words as he predicts slightly falling temperatures and more snow. Carter delays ELF decision by PETER LUKE LIFE Staff Writer President Jimmy Carter has delayed his decision on whether or not Project ELF, a proposed underground communications grid, should be constructed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, U.S. Sen. Donald Riegle, D-Mich. said here Thursday. He added that he and fellow U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., have requested a chance to talk to Carter before that decision is made. Riegle, speaking before a group of students from CMU's Law Center in the University Center,, said the proposed communications system is "not wanted, doesn't work and should not be built" Riegle said Carter currently is torn between two factors. One is his 1976 Michigan campaign promise when he said if the people of Michigan didn't want the system, they wouldn't get it. The other factor, Riegle said, is that the Navy badly wants it. "Carter was once a submarine commander so he has a natural interest in it." Riegle said it will be a while before Carter^ makes his decision on the proposal and added, "I#. hope Carter's smart enough not to go ahead with it." The proposed antenna, called ELF for the extremely low-frequency radio waves it would use, would be built underground at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base near Marquette and be connected (See "Riegle—"page 2) •% Several city offices will be closed Monday in observance of George Washington's birthday. All local banks will be closed, as will the Secretary of Stated Office, all branches of the V S Postal Service, the Mount Pleasant Municipal Building and the Isabella County Building. ,. ^ ,it All local businesses and offices will resume normal busineasJhouriTuesday. In brief It's almost time for the Special Olympics—and that makes everything worthwhile for Sue Randolph. Page 5 Sports CMU's men's swim team puts a 4-1 conference record on the line today in its last dual meet of the season. Page 12 Index Off the wire.... Classifieds.... Comment . Doonesbury .., Entertainment Horoscope... Sports....... Spotlife... i.. TV Listings... ..2 .15 ..4 ..4 ..7 .15 .10 .15 .14 V' *j4^ak*&>A&M^^ t* **t.:>.
|Title||1979-02-16; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, February 16, 1979 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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