1978-10-02; Central Michigan Life
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I mi<hi Volume 60 No. 15 © m*C«>tra)MicbigiiaUFE Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Monday Oct. 2,1978 Foust North renovations planned by JAMES KIRLEY LIFE Copy Editor A need for expanded computer facilities and available space in Foust Hall will result in renovation of that building and a shifting at least five departments. President Harold Abel said Sunday that although he has no final figure for the space utilization project, $550,000 to $700,000 now is available to begin campus-wide renovations. The planned projects include adding floor space in the second story of Foust, preliminary construction of the proposed Learning Services Assessment Center in the Robinson Hall basement and possible additions to North Hall. "We have not costed it (the campus-wide space utilization project), so we don't know the final cost," Abel said, adding the $550,000 to $700,000 is "money in the bank now." The source of the presently-available funds is a $150,000 allocation earmarked for the LSAC, a computerized testing center; and $400,000 gained through the Institute for Personal and Career Development, he said in an earlier interview. Under the present considerations, Computer Services will expand its present location in the eastern half of Foust Hall to encompass the entire ground floor. t This expansion will displace the Counseling Center, which will share the first floor of the building with the Placement Office. University Health Services will retain the,x-ray, emergency and laboratory facilities -on the first floor, but will move its clinic to the second floor, where its in-patient services now exist. The number of UHS beds will be reduced from 44 to 22 under the plan. Abel said the space vacated in Warriner Hall by Computer Services moving is tentatively reserved for the Graduate Office. The move was generated by two things, Abel said; a need for additional computer space, and state and campus pressure to utilize available space more effectively. "A committee (the Data Processing Committee) has been working for more than a year for academic and administrative computing," Abel said. "We know the five-year (lease) contract on the (present) computer is closing. The space we now have is not adequate." He said other computer locations which were considered were the basement of Robinson Hall and South Hall. But the committee recommended the most effective site for the proposed new computer configuration would be the space currently used by coun- (See "Foust shift-" page 2) Foust layoffs called unlikely by JAMES KIRLEY LIFE Copy Editor Although the renovation of Foust Hall will affect several departments and reduce the physical size of University Health Services, members of the affected areas say they anticipate no employee layoffs as a result. "The same amount of girls are going to be taking care of the same amount of patients," University Health Services head nurse A. Marilyn Demlow said. Demlow based her assessment on past patient censuses, which she noted never have amounted to the 44 beds which exist under the present arrangement. "Our highest census has been 31 beds ' utilized," she said, noting 31 is far above the average. "Tlje beds we will give up weren't being used." Under the new arrangement there will be 22 beds for in-patient care. (See "Employment—" page 2) CMU delays test center Hang tight! -CM LIFE PHOTO BY DAVID C.FmT2 A group of southeast quad residents attempt to rescue a wayward softball that found its way to the bottom of an exposed storm drain Sunday. The ball was lost during a game of catch involving a group of Saxe Hail residents. The participants called on a friend and his fish net to retrieve the ball and avoid paying the hall desk for the nearly lost ball. Senator brings campaign to city Robinson Hall will be the location of CMU's planned •computer testing center, scheduled to be in operation next fall, President Harold Abel announced Friday. Abel said installation of the innovative testing facility in the residence hall's basejnent will involve a significant renovation of Robinson in the summer. CMU selected the site because the Learning Services Assessment Center could be moved in without disrupting other campus departments, may be easily adapted to the center's needs and is accessible to students, he said. "Not only is Robinson the best place, it is the only place we could put the center," Abel said. "There were other possible sites, but they would have in- Griffin defends attendance record by TIM CUPRISIN and PETER LUKE LIFE Staff Writers U.S. Sen. Robert P. Griffin continued his campaign for a third term Friday in Mount Pleasant and defended his Senate voting record currently under attack by Democratic challenger Carl Levin. Griffin, appearing at a reception sponsored by the Isabella County Republican Party, maintained he has participated in 86 percent of the floor votes during his previous two terms in office. Levin has charged Griffin with being a "part-time senator" with many absences in the last year. Griffin said, "When a candidate has no record of his own and doesn't want to talk about the real issues of the campaign, then quite often he shoots at the person who's in office. Actually, my voting record over the years is a good record: I have 86 percent overall." About Levin's charges concerning his voting record last year, Griffin said he was absent because of his attendance at state PBB hearings. "When I was back here participating in the hearings on the PBB issue as a member of the Commerce Committee was one of the times when I missed a lot of the votes in the Senate last year," he explained. Griffin added when his voting record is ayeraged out, his attendance is better than those of Sen. Donald Riegle, (D-Mich.), Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and other prominent Democratic senators. "We think it (Griffin's voting record) is a phoney issue. I think the people would like the candidates to talk about spending, inflation and taxes. That's what they're concerned about," he said.. Griffin said the Isabella County area is a vital one to his re-election because of Levin's strength in the Detroit metropolitan area. * - ' "This is an important area for us. We need to get as strong a vote in out-state Michigan as possible to offset what we have -to expect will be a deficit in the Wayne County area," he said. "Most any candidate running on the Democratic ticket will do well in Wayne County. The real question is how big of a margin they will win," he added: He said the Nov. 7 general election could prove to be a crucial one for his party in shoring up Republican Robert P. Griffin representation in Congress. "We're going to gain some seats both in the House and the Senate. It's going to make us a more viable and effective force in the legislative process. We'll have more of an impact 'in shaping the final form that legislation takes," Griffin said. Commenting on a possible Republican presidential nominee in 1980, Griffin listed a number of potential candidates, but indicated former President' Gerald R. Ford as his favorite. "Ford would be my favorite and I would hope that he would run. I notice that all the polls show he is the most popular Republican on the scene at the present time. I think, he would really do well," he said. Turning to other national issues, Griffin commented favorably on President Jimmy Carter's role in the Camp David summit last month between Israel and Egypt. "Carter deserves very high marks for his courage and leadership. It's been a very important step. Now that the Israeli Knesset (parliament) has gone along, there is reason to believe we'll have a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt. "It's a very historic and major achievement, one that is'to his credit and it's certainly going to help him politically," Griffin said. "I think his on-the-job training is starting to pay off," he added. volved moving other departments out. One* of the major renovations to the basement will be to make the center accessible to handicapped persons, he said. This wilj involve building a new (entrance with a large ramp. Abel said no price has been established for the remodeling, but the money will be used from $150,000 budgeted this year for the facility. The assessment center, which will be able to serve approximately 350 students at a time, originally was scheduled to operate this year, but the lack of a location and delays in purchasing computer hardware held up the project, Diane Dolley, director of evaluation and testing, said. When in operation, the test center will process nearly all standard tests at CMU, including competency tests, College-Level Examination Program exams and those of any academic unit in the University which -wishes to use the facility and services. By taking tests at the center, students can be provided with their graded and analyzed results in seconds after completing the examination and may take tests at their own convenience. Inside: A season of reevaluation and renewal began Sunday at sundown for the World's Jewish population. See story, page 6. — Vo ter regis tra tion heavy, page 3 —Vandals strike Calkins Hall lot page 7 —Central succumbs to Cardinals, page 8 Vote this week in Queen elections h i ■ ■ gUia^Alr^ i h.^«,m _ ~jf/'■ >■'
|Title||1978-10-02; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, October 2, 1978 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 1978 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|