1978-04-28; Central Michigan Life
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A full year's tuition and fees will now cost $846 instead of the $784 charged this year. The new figure, for students taking a full load of 31 semester hours, represents an increase of 7.9 percent over this year's tuition and fees. The trustees also approved the following rate hikes: resident graduate tuition from $32 per hour to $35; non-resident undergraduate tuition from $62 to $67; and non-resident graduate tuition from $71 per credit hour to $77. Credit by examination also is $26 per hour and the $20 nonrefundable registration fee for students taking more than six hours remains unchanged. AU rate increases take effect Aug. 13,1978. The tuition increase, which officials said was necessary to keep pace with inflation, was the smallest considered by the University. In March, Jerry Tubbs, vice president for Business and Finance, said an increase of $3.50 per credit hour might be possible. "However, ourbudget work indicated the state appropriation and a $2 increase would put us in good shape," Tubbs told the trustees. Gov. William G. Milliken recommended CMU receive a 13 percent funding boost next year, but state Senate action recently hiked the amount to 13.8 percent. However, Central vice presidents have said they expect the House of Representatives to cu t the figure back. "Past history indicates the governor's budget "doesn't change much, so you can make your own assumptions," Tubbs said after the meeting. "We were hoping to come out with a low number, but some time ago, I feared tuition would have to go as high as $3.50. "If the $2 increase doesn't work out, we'll just have to horseshoe- it in," Tubbs atfded. Even with the increase, CMU tuition costs still rank low among state-supported universities. "CMU ranks fourth from the lowest in the state in tuition costs, although it's still early," Tubbs said, noting three schools have yet to take action. "Central is still one of the better bargains in the state for students," he added. President Harold Abel noted the University could have waited (See "Tuition hike-" page 10) Students cite 'stagnation' ***—**—>——fl*»*nn^m~^*^*mm**mt^*'********l**»^*'^^*****~*'*aa»W*mBaam»amaaV**»mMmwm*mmm Eight resign from SA byTIMCUPRISIN and JOEGITTER LIFE Staff Writers Eight members of the Student Association (SA) Board of Directors resigned their seats at Wednesday's board meeting, claiming the body is controlled by a "remote clique." In a, written statement, the departing group charged the SA "no longer addresses itself to student needs or interests." The statement reacl in part: "Student Association has become ' a stagnant organization.... We cannot serve our constituencies' needs "Student Association has become a stagnant organization... We cannot serve our constituencies'needs while we sit on the SA Board of Directors. Consequently, we resign.. ."— resignation statement while we sit on the SA Board of Directors. Consequently, we resign..." The statement also called on students to boycott the SA election Wednesday and Thursday and requested student support in an attempt to form a new student government. Resigning board members are: Peg Callahan, Married Students Council represen- Flint lab to test marijuana for lung-damaging paraquat by JACKSON TELFER LIFE Staff Writer There now is a laboratory in Michigan which is testing small samples of marijuana for persons to determine whether their pot is contaminated with the herbicide paraquat. John Negri, chief technologist at Michigan Biomedical Labs in Flint, said the laboratory began accepting samples of marijuana Wednesday but had not tested any for paraquat as of Thursday. Paraquat is a highly toxic, nitrogen-based herbicide which has been used for weed control since 1960. The herbicide also has been sprayed on Mexican marijuana plants —SA turns over $1,800 to fund Mt. Rush- page S —Diamondmen hit MAC road today—page It —Central hosts Chip Relays—page 12 by the Mexican government since 1975 in an attempt to wipe out illegal trafficking of the drug. The Mexican government's spraying of marijuana fields is part of a program initiated by former President Richard M. Nixon in the early 1970s in an effort to limit the amount of heroin and marijuana entering the United States. Negri said personnel at Michigan Biomedical Labs decided to begin testing marijuana for traces of paraquat because they were concerned about health hazards of smoking the tainted Mexican pot, "We are looking at the medical hazards that have been created here (through the Mexican government's spraying paraquat on marijuana fields)," he said. "We are concerned about how many people may be screwing up their lungs." However, Negri added, "This is a public service and in no way does our lab encourage the use of marijuana." Persons wishing to have their marijuana tested should send a 1- gram sample (approximately one joint) in a plastic bag and a $5 money order to Michigan Biomedical Labs, 2776 Flushing Road, Flint, Mich., 48504. The marijuana samples should be cleaned of all seeds and stems before sending. > A seven-digit identification number for personal records must be included in the letter if a person wishes to remain anonymous. (See "Paraquat tests—" page 5) tative; Patrick Callahan, newly elected graduate at-large representative; Lee Fisher, Association for Women Students representative; Jim Julian, Small Organizations Council representative; Mary Mullen,, Gay Liberation representative;' Herminio Nevarez, Chicanos Organized for Progress and Action representative; Richard Kerr, graduate at-large representative; and Jim Brown, freshman at-large representative. Five organizational seats were left vacant by the walkout. These board representatives are appointed by their organizations and each student group may name a new representative to its seat for next week's board meeting, Student Body President Steve Trudeau said Wednesday. When asked after their walkout to explain their reasons for resigning, one student pointed to the validity of a petition drive to put the new SA constitution on the ballot next week and another said he opposed the document's representation system. Kerr, Mount Pleasant graduate student, said the SA board violated students' constitutional rights in the petition drive, April 12 he said because the petitions did not have copies of the constitution attached to them when circulated, the activity violated state law and he called for a re-petition drive. April 18 an assistant deputy attorney general told CM LIFE he was unaware of existing state statutes which cover universities' student governments. Wednesday, Kerr said, "Anybody on this campus does not lose his constitutional rights by entering the University." Nevarez, Texas junior, said he opposes the new constitution's elimination of organizational and minority representative seats., "We (the organizations) formed' the board and now we're thrown out." Trudeau, St. Clair Shores. senior, said of the students' (See "Resignations—" page 3) Plagiarism tops cheating list Turn clocks ahead Sunday An hour's loss of sleep awaits Michiganders and all persons in the Eastern time zone Saturday night as the region converts to daylight-saving time. Persons should move thier clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, the last Sunday in April. The change will be effect in the Eastern zone until Oct. 29, the final Sunday in October. The action, designed to provide for the use of more daylight, especially during the summer, first was suggested in a whimsical essay by American statesman Benjamin Franklin in 1784. It was not put into practice until the 20th century. (Editor's note: In this final installment, of a three-part series on cheating, LIFE examines cheating's psychological aspects and some 'easy outs' which commonly have been used by students. The first part dealt with CMU's policy toward academic dishonesty and part two examined professor and student attitudes toward cheating.) by DONNA ENGELGAU and PAMJAHNKE UFE Copy Editors In order to meet graduation requirements, students learn to work within • the academic • system of A to E, but they also learn to Work outside the system during their college careers. Working outside the system implies cheating. And just as students learn various methods of cheating, they also have various reasons for taking the easy way out. Cheating today has gone far beyond looking over someone's shoulder during an exam. Plagiarism, stealing exams, using crib notes during an exam, tearing pages out of and stealing library books, taking an exam for another student and turning the same paper in to more than one class all constitute cheating. The most prevalent type of academic dishonesty, however, is plagiarism. Students often are Unaware they are plagiarizing material. Students may feel it is ac ceptable passages material, word for reference crediting plagiarism. Doris Miller, CMU reference to copy certain out of reference However, copying word from any material • without the author is librarian, said though no incidents of plagiarism have been brought to her attention, "It probably happens a fair amount of the time from the number of students I've seen." To curtail plagiarism, the library has specific copyright laws which state in part the person Who requests photocopy or, reproduction material may be liable for copyright infringement if the material is *'used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." Id compliance with the copyright law of the United States, the library has displayed notices which state: "Warning Concerning Copyright Restriction" These notices are posted on photocopy machines. Any material the student has requested to be photocopied leaves the library with a stamp on it which states: "This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code)." Augmenting these forms of cheating are bogus term papers cranked out by firms known as term paper mills and written by "ghost" writers, many of whom arePhDs. For those students who have "the term paper - blues," as stated in advertisements tacked up in classrooms, these paper mills can end the student's problems, offering to research and write a paper covering any and all subject areas. Topics range, from "American Involvement in Vietnam: A" Legal Analysis" to specific topics such as "Irish-American" and "Black Nationalism in America Today." Charging customers $6.50 per "polished" page and promising ' (See "Cheating-"'page 6) iteJttfttttMBy,, +:.*—*..*..^^fM.-.M.^.^^. -^ .
|Title||1978-04-28; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, April 28, 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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