1977-09-12; Central Michigan Life
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-r^r-^ . ■iiiii'wvr'*°"'rw fP"' aipn af" nw«»ja LlrE aaaM^ _,Volume.59No.6 ^WK» in , mil mi i riiiiiMim Moiint Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Monday, Sept. 12,1977 Returning juniors raise totals Enrollment tops record byPAULRAU LIFE Managing Editor Another enrollment record has been set at CMU with 16,287 students registered for classes for the Fall Semester, an increase of 283 from the previous record set in the fall of 1976. Even though the University attracted fewer new freshmen and graduate students this semester, total enrollment is up 1.77 per cent because of a high return rate of previous CMU students, > administrators said. This trend was most apparent at the junior level, where 208 more students returned than last year. "The number of returning students is a very important determinant, but I'm not sure it's the only cause," President Harold Abel said. "I'd like to say that CMU can take the credit because we're doing everything right, but that probably wouldn't be accurate. The Admissions Office has done an excellent job considering the complex factors behind enrolling students," he added. Abel said attracting and predicting enrollments is a "very inexact art" and added any total figure which fell between 300 more or less than the target of 16,00 would have been acceptable. "The whole thing is an estimate - we wanted to be close to 16,000, like last year. We (CMU) don't want to get too big because we still think we'll have to reduce in size several years from now, and also because the dorms are full already," Abel said, He said enrollment predictions are very tentative at first because the Admissions Office accepts approximately 6,000 applications from persons who want to attend CMU. From there, the attrition is rapid because many prospective students change their minds Man does his hunting outside Warriner Hall by JEFF ELLSWORTH LIFE Staff Writer Walking across campus and returning with an armful of food usually means a trip to the store, but such is not the case for mushroom hunter Jim Dufty. As many as three different kinds of edible mushrooms are available around campus, Dufty, Caseville senior, explained. These include varieties of stump mushrooms, morelles and button mushrooms, he added. "Button mushrooms are the ones that come in cans in the store," Dufty said. A tour of campus, with Dufty as guide and chief mushroom spotter, revealed several dried up, blackened patches of the elusive prey growing in Warriner Mall. "These would have been okay two or three days ago, but now, they're starting to spoil," Dufty observed. Mushroom hunter Jim Dufty examines a handful of edible mushrooms found growing in Warriner Mall There are, according to Duffy, Caseville senior, at least three' varieties of edible mushrooms growing on the CMU campus. Hunters should "use caution," according to Dufty, and "never eat anything they aren't sure of (LIFE photo by Jeff Ellsworth). A closer look revealed a clump of fresh mushrooms, which Dufty gently picked, until he had a large handful. "I'm not sure what these are called," Dufty. said, examining the find, "but they're very good fried in butter." Dufty began his hobby in the Caseville area about 15 years ago. "It's just something I was exposed to while growing up in that particular area," he said. Dufty recently found a puff- ball mushroom in the Caseville area measuring 46 inches in circumference, "I've seen larger ,; puffballs, but that was the largest one I've saen that was still edible," he said. The puffball, Dufty explained, is named for a cloud of white powdery material which will surround someone who kicks that variety of mushroom after it "spoils". And was Dufty's trophy preserved for the sake of pride and posterity? Not a chance. "I sliced it up and fried it , and it really made a very good meal for my roommates and I," he said. Mushroom hunting is not without complications, Dufty explained. Not all mushrooms are edible, he said, and some, in fact, contain deadly poison. "There are books available that have extremely detailed descriptions and color photographs of edible and non- edible mushrooms," Dufty said. "It's still not fool-proof," he cautioned. "Some times there are people who have been hunting for years who happen to get a bad mushroom," he said. The best advice, according to Dufty, is to never eat anything you're not absolutely sure of. "And use moderation in eating, he cautioned, "because eating too much of anything isn't good." Even huge puffballs. about attending. When deposits start coming in, estimates can be more concrete, Abel said, even though more than 300 students paid the $20 registration fee last year and never showed up to attend classes. Overall, Abel said he was pleased with the high enrollment "Considering the concern we had that we'd be a little under this year, it feels much better to be a little over." The "little over" this year will bring in an estimated $70,000 in contingency money, Abel said. "Most of this money will go back into some form of existing program, such as helping departments with high overloads. None will be used to hire new faculty, for example," Abel added. The normal indicator of total enrollments, the number of incoming freshmen, declined this fall by approximately 50 students. The number of graduate students declined by 1.1 per cent to 2,067, but the total figure went up because 2,2 per cent more undergraduates remained at CMU than last year. The largest population segment on campus is the freshman class, with new and returning first-year students totaling 3,859. Other class levels are as follows: sophomores, 3,606; juniors,* 3,389; seniors, 3,278; and special and guest students, 188. ~^CMtl also attracted a slightly greater number of transfer students, from 1,133 in 1976-77' to 1,163 this fall. Bearing down over the soft clay form coming to life before him, Ruben Fores, Saginaw juitfdr, artfully molds a vase on a potter's wheel in the North Art Building. Ruben was alone in the building this night, and except for the steady hum of the wheel, his skilled hands worked on in silence (LIFE photo by Curt Slocum). FA, CMU aiming for package deal byTONYDEARING LIFE News Editor Having forged agreements on about half the issues in their package proposals, CMU and Faculty Association (FA) will resume bargaining today and continue hammering out an entire package agreement. Both teams will return to the bargaining table today at 3 p.m. in Foust 204 to pick up where they left off Thursday on proposals of no-strike, rights of the University and-conference for non-tenured faculty. Bargaining sessions are open to the public. FA and-CMU switched from bargaining issue by issue to packaging a group of related issues and negotiating the entire package during a long Labor Callers must support pot bill NORML offers free phoning Members from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) . announced Friday they will provide this week a telephone on .which students may make free \ three-minute phone calls to ' anyone, anywhere in Michigan. However, before persons will be allowed to take advantage of the free three-minute phone call, they will be required to write a letter to their staie representative endorsing the proposed Michigan marijuana bill, House Bill 4803, Steve Wright, NORML member said. All students must do is bring the tetter, Wright said, and NORML workers will place it in an addressed, stamped envelope and mail it themselves. If students do not know who their representative is, NORML also can provide that information. Persons participating also will have to tell the people they call to write a letter in favor of the bill to their representative. The phone also may be used to call a state representative, Wright, Farmington junior, added. The free-call offer will begin today and continue through Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Student Governmeat Office 1 in the lower level of the University Center, he said. The bill, currently pending House reconsideration would reduce existing penalties for possession, use or non-profit distribution of less than one ounce of marijuana to a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $100. Persons would not receive a criminal record for possession, use or non-profit distribution of less than one ounce, Wright said the purpose of the free-phone idea is to promote a letterwriting campaign to Michigan representatives during what he says is a "critical" period of the bill's future. The bill is expected to come to a House of Representatives vote within the next two weeks, added. he The bill originally was passed in the House last June but was defeated the next day in an emotion-packed second vote. Day bargaining session last week. CMU offered its package first in hope of "getting a lot of things out of the way'in a short time," chief negotiator John Weatherford said. FA bargainers the next day countered with a package of their own, which included concessions * to withdraw its proposals on Academic Senate and adjunct appointments. The CMU package had proposed those issues be taken off the table. The two packages also contained two other issues on which both teams' proposals were the same, and during three long bargaining sessions the teams agreed on issues of just cause, promotion calendar and tenure, reappointment and promotion pokey changes. However, all these areas of agreement are left hanging in limbo until the teams can agree on an entire package. In package bargaining, agreements on issues do not stand by themselves. Agreement must be reached upon every issue in the package, and then the entire package is initialed by both teams. Thursday, Weatherford told FA bargainers agreements on just cause and tenure, reappointment and promotion policy changes had been concessions by CMU and those agreements —Abel responds onihe air—page 3 —A WS to restructure-page 6 -M&rdiGras 7977-page 8 CMU kicks Eastern 83-page 11 were "contingent" upon the CMU package. "We are reluctant to give the FA any more big things until they tell us that our package is the package (that will be agreed to)," he explained during a break in bargaining. Weatherford said it was important that agreement be reached on the boundaries of his team's package, and that those boundaries include no-strike and rights of the University clauses. FA baragining team member Elaine Daniels reminded Weatherford her team also had a package on the table and that it too had given in on issues of Academic Senate and adjuct appointment. However, Daniels said FA would answer CMU's concerns on those issues, and after a dinner break in Thursday's session, the FA presented counter proposals on "continuity of- operations" and. "management rights." CMU was not pleased by either counter proposal. "In these areas, we ask that you recognize we have a particular interest' peculiar to us," Weatherford told ^he FA. Weatherford safd the rights of the University clause was not "aimed at anyone," but designed so an arbitrator would understand CMU's "case" and see that CMU gets what the agreement is supposed to give It.. ,-,. . • ■;'>-.; • He also said the no-strike clause was a "classic" tradeoff with grievance, and if the FA* wanted a grievence clause in the agreement, it must consent to a no-strike clause. The two teams then discussed the FA's no-strike or continuity of operations proposal. Which Weatherford rapped because it provided CMU only a strike remedy under the Michigan (See "Bargaining—" page 9) tfartri **»i*****j»****»m^<*t**.^.< ;&*£e*.XuJliH:+r'iL.,jt*X*a. «*. -**.« ,•.,.■»». ^.. J^:.ij - -1..' J**.-..
|Title||1977-09-12; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, September 12, 1977 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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