1978-08-30; Central Michigan Life
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■ .«n--'»'^vW*^rr|(p*jjTflPSRl^W^ "5* WW'4 *■»'V-*"t>r-«*«vV i,*»y».f^.J(^.#. ft.«.<' «./i<;'M» Vi> MU moves on science 1 ■ ■ ■ ■ building byJERHf MORtOCK LIFE Staff Writer The University has taken the first steps toward possible development of a proposed multi-million dollar science complex to be constructed on campus. A meticulous 188-page program statement has been compiled by members of the CMU science faculty and submitted to the Michigan Department of Management and Budget for approval, Program statements, explaining the need for new facilities and outlining proposed construction, are a necessary stage in acquiring state funding. * The statement attempts to justify new building construction by describing overcrowding and the lack of research facilities in Brooks Hall, the present science building. Proposed construction includes $3 million in remodeling and additions to Brooks and Pearce halls, in addition to construction of a $14 million, 175,000-square-foot building immediately south of Brooks Hall and east of Pearce. The proposed new building will be connected to Brooks Hall by a pedestrian bridge. As a center for the sciences, Brooks Hall has become antiquated since its construction in 1964, according to the program statement. The new complex could house parts of the biology, chemistry, geology, physics and geography departments, which currently are in Brooks and Pearce.' "Expansion is required to accommodate a near doubling of the science enrollment since 1964," the statement said. "In addition, the* science curricula have undergone substantial changes over this period, evolving from almost entirely teacher training to a broad spectrum, including teacher training, pre-professiona! and preparatory programs, and masters level graduate programs. "Enrollment growth and program changes have rendered Brooks Hall inadequate, overcrowded and unsafe. Laboratory instruction and reseach have been hampered and in some cases curtailed as a result of inadequate space, facilities and equipment," the statement continued. In the 11 years since the completion of Brooks Hall, CMU's enrollment has increased 136 percent and the number of credit hours taught in the science departments has increased 84 percent, the statement said. Submitted to the DMB in early 1977, the statement still may take years for the DMB to approve. Approval by other channels of the legislative and executive branches also is required before funds are appropriated. Complete approval of funding for the proposed Industrial Education and Technology building took approximately seven years. The DMB examines the document to see if the requests are justified and suggests modifications before they approve funding, according to David Current, chairperson of the committee that produced the program statement. Actual construction, however, may be even further down the road because of lengthy step-by-step state reviews and approvals, and a backlog of funding requests in the state, according to University architect Anthony Paperella. 1 Volume 60 No. 2 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Wednesday, Aug. 30,1978 Grant recipients could triple if bill is passed -CM LIFE PHOTO BY DAVID C. FRITZ With the possibility of a postal strike now a thing of the past, U.S. Postal Service employees stayed on the job Tuesday without an interuption of. service. Letter carrier Bill Cooper was found Tuesday morning loading up his truck up for a delivery run as usual. by BERNADETTE JOZWIAK LIFE Managing Editor Nearly half of Central's 16,000-plus students would be eligible for basic grants if a $870 million federal measure makes, its way successfully through the legislature, a CMU financial aids officer said. "We estimate we have 2,600 to 2,800 students qualifying for Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, but that figure could treble if the bill is passed," Margaret Smith, assistant director of Financial Aids, speculated. President Jimmy Carter has endorsed the college education financial aid bill, approved by the U.S. Senate Aug. 16. Michigan senators Donald Riegle, Democrat, and Robert Griffin, Republican, also voted for it. Dubbed the Pell bill after its chief sponsor, Sen. Clairborne Pell, D-R X, the measure would provide funds to make educational coats less of a burden for low- and middle- income student by providing $600 million for work-study programs and $370 for supplemental grants. It would go into effect with the 1979-80 academic year and would cost an estimated $2 billion over the next five years. ■Through it, financial aid on the BEOG program would be provided for students whose families earn up to $25,000 a year. Presently, students whose families earn more than $13,000 are not eligible to obtain a BEOG. Grant amounts would be on a sliding scale. For example, a student from a family of four with a $12,000 income would receive $13,000. .and «- student* from a family of the same size earning $25,000 would receive $250. The Pell bill also would decrease the amount of tuition a family must contribute on its own to its son's or daughter's education, thereby making more students eligible for grants. BEOG awards are provided through a federally sponsored program which most colleges administer. The grants may be as high as $1,800, but average about $900 this year. The average CMU student on the program receives about $902. While the legislature hashes out differences in the Pell and the simliar House-passed bill. Smith said there is not much to do but watch and wait. * 'If"and when the tne«Umrtef makes it out of the U.S. legislature, it should receive a favorable reception from President Carter, based on his vocal support of it. He favors it instead of a tution tax credit bill passed by the. Senate last week also. The bill: provides that a student or his parents, if the student is a dependent, would be entitled to (See "Aid bills-" page 13) Rusch prosecutes them all Shoplifters treated equally (Editor's note: Shoplifting not only nets a criminal record for the person who gets caught, but it costs every American family approximately $465 a year to make up for what gets stolen. In concurrance with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce's newly-launched program to curb the problem, CM LIFE will, in a series of three articles, examine the problem locally. Monday, LIFE took a look at the new program, today LIFE examines,one of the more efficient security systems in the city and Friday, LIFE will take a look at what happens to a shoplifter when he gets caught) by KELLY KOLHAGEN LIFE News Editor David Rusch has a uniform policy regarding the shoplifters his employees catch in the Giantway chain stores. He prosecutes, them all. And his technique must be successful. Arrests and prosecutions in the Mount "... we have caught police officers, doctors, lawyers, ministers, two Roman Catholic priests, city officials and college professors."—David Rusch, director of security for the Giantway chain Pleasant store alone constitute 95 percent of Isabella County's shoplifting prosecutions for one year. Rusch, a former Lansing police officer, started the chain's own "Stop That Thief program in 1974 as director of security. So far, 9,854 shoplifters have been apprehended in the Company's 41 stores. Rusch's , operation is reminiscent of what larger companies are doing to curb their dwindling stock. However, internal theft, he Said, is treated in a completely different matter. Under federal law, any employee caught stealing can be tried for embezzlement. Experienced security people are the key in nabbing those who are sticky-fingered, Rusch said. Many times, smaller businesses can't afford to have their own security system and clerks are burdened with doing their jobs plus looking for shoplifters. Giantway can't afford not to, he said. "Our sales clerks certainly look out for them," he said, "but we have bur own people who are trained specially to do that." He immediately dismissed two assumptions persons, may make in regard to Mount Pleasant's shoplifting problem. One is the talk of the 'typical* shoplifter, while another is that it is a college student in most instances. "In all college towns, people will blame their theft problems on the students;" he said. "We catch no more students in relationship to their percentage of the population than any other segment of the population in this town," he said. "The problems increase when the college is in session, but that's because there are more kids here then." •Giantway's shoplifter statistics differ from national ones, Rusch said. While the national average sketch of a shoplifter is female and 13 years old, males caught in the Giantway chain are 61.4 percent of the total and 52 percent are juveniles. That means there are Still 48 percent of Giantway's shoplifters who are adults. "We prosecute, whether they're 12 or 84 (their oldest (See "Shoplifting-" page 13) County warns sign stealers by JIM FISHER LIFE Ass't. News Editor Isabella County officials are cracking down on CMU students who steal road signs for dormitory room decorations. An informational campaign is under way to inform students of the dangers missing signs pose to motorists, as well as the cost incurred by the county each year to replace stolen signs. As of Tuesday, letters Were placed in each of CMU's 19 dormitories explaining the consequences and penalties for stealing road signs. The letters were signed by Robert G. Caltrider, of the county road commission, Isabella County Sheriff Donald F. Gillis and Prosecuting Attorney Joseph T. Barberi. Caltrider said sign-stealing is a common practice among college students, especially at the beginning of the school year, when students are looking for items to decorate their rooms. Each year, the county road commission loses between 125 and 225 signs, Caltrider said. He estimated the annual cost of replacing the signs at $5,000 to $10,000. But more importantly, he said, the missing signs jeopardize human lives, which can't be measured in dollars. "Consider what happens when an emergency vehicle is trying to locate a house, but can't find it because someone took the road sign. "Five minutes might mean the difference between life and death if there is a fire or a person is having a heart attack," Caltrider said. Caltrider said the county's main goal is to curtail the sign- stealing, not prosecute offenders. But he said students will be prosecuted if county road signs are found-in their rooms. "What we want to do is make the roads more safe and save the road commission some money," he' said. "But if I knew a student had a sign in his room, I could tell the sheriff and he could obtain a search warrant." (See "Sign stealers—" page 14) —Housing officials ask students to check regulations before "personalizing'" dorm rooms, pegeS — Walkout by Mount Pleasant schoolteachers enters third day today, page 3 —Second accreditation date for business school looms, page S — tigers recall W season, page 15 ^ . + ^» ■#<*•**»- *.>f* J^ '■ -»»■ ***»Ti>,-*v. ~*.^.J**-X *jff* #*■*.>•**•** **.■--*(*,>*,4A»- j..j*«#■***#» J**.,**,**. *-.* *.»•**» jl*** vr**M**** .• *u* *«■ ** * \t**-.**a-..****4.,*K^t^&^y***^^ *»i^': u^i* Ll_-*- aV** L' ajrfi. A.'-* w-k. -ujfc.
|Title||1978-08-30; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, August 30, 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;|
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