1977-10-12; Central Michigan Life
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■ 'I. !»■ mn mi .in 1,11 iii»i.fi)i^py..i i.hi.i^ I i^vinn- P' Volttme 59 No. 19 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Wednesday, Oct. 12,1977 ■"■■■■ •**? i'. ■■ ,W- .,,,-, ■: V -->n Ji (///S fa//r delayed; issues unresolved %v#g* by SUE BERG and DAVID N. BR ABOY . LIFE Staff Writers Issues revolving around the University Health Services (UHS) remain unresolved following cancellation Monday of a planned meeting between a University administrator and the UHS Director. "Things are now in a state of limbo," Dean of Students James Hill said after the meeting was cancelled due to a previous engagement of UHS Director Dr. Howard L, Varney. The issues involved are Hill's possible resignation from the UHS Advisory Board, an Administration plan to survey student opinion on the. UHS in mid-November and a cost- effectiveness study of the UHS by a non- University firm. "The meeting will be rescheduled later on," Hill said, "as soon as possible." Hill declined to set a firm date for the next meeting and whether or not he would resign his UHS post. Hill also announced Monday all discussions and decisions concerning the UHS will not be made public for at least a week. "I really don't want to say anything else about the UHS at the present moment," he said, Hill said he refuses to talk until sometime next week about his possible UHS Board post resignation and the upcoming survey and study. Commenting on Monday's CM LIFE article on his planned meeting with Varney, Hill said, "It's not good administrative policy to do administrative business through the newspaper." Hill also said, "I have an operation to run the newspaper (Student Affairs) and I can't run that operation through the newspaper." Hill said he would talk when upcoming discussions and plans are formulated and finalized. Hill declined to be more specific on his plans, saying only that he is unsure of his appearance at the Oct. 19 Advisory Board meeting. "I don't want to think aloud in tli anymore," he said, Hill had previously said he would resign his UHS post due to a "conflict of interest" between his administrative and UHS Board positions, in which he can twice, influence the outcome of the UHS budget request. This influence stems from Hill's initial Administration input at all UHS Board meetings, followed by his final approval of the UHSibudget request before submitting it to the President's Council. However, Hill said Friday he may not resign his Board post as he originally intended. "I have decided to get feedback from other sources before I make a final decision on whether to resign," he said. The Advisory Board is comprised of several medical and non-medical representatives and' has no decision-making power, varney said last week. Acting as an advisory committee for Varney, the University and the local medical community, the Board supplies Varney with various recommendations so he can determine his UHS budget request, "Basically, the Board's purpose is to have communication between all departments so they can help one another and get the job done, Varney said. WSism^^6'^' Dave Holiday, Mount Pleasant junior, and his wife, Jeanne, seem to be enjoying their afternoon at the swinging bridge spanning the Chippewa River off Winn Road west of town. However, their puppy Jelsey seems slightly worried about being suspended over all that water (LIFE photo by Pam Eckman). Students shun chance to advise SA directors by JIM FISHER LIFE Staff Writer No students other than Student Association (SA) Board of Directors members accepted an opportunity Monday to provide input into revision of the SA Constitution. Students had the opportunity Monday at a publicized meeting in the Wolverine Room of the University Center to recommend constitutional changes to Warns middle-class of danger Fonda raps business 'tyrants' by SHARON JOHNSON LIFE Staff Writer • few?^'giant* eor- The American people have many rights except the right of economic democracy, Jane Fonda,, actress and political activist, said Monday night. Speaking before a capacity crowd in Warriner Auditorium, Fonda spoke of her concern the concept of free enterprise may become obsolete as a result of the economy being monopolized by a very porations. "We have a new body of rulers, tyrants,. whose names you don't know and whose faces you don't recognize, but who control your life," she said. An example of this takeover, Fonda said, is the large agricultural firms which often control not only the farming of crops, but everything from canning to distributing to even owning the supermarkets where •'"- ■--.-'«*«l!Vf_-3i»**••«»,*,«,«!» «.« "*»«,- tart their goods are sold. And I'm amazed when I watch commercials to see business put millions of dollars into advertising only to create a market that should not even exist," she added. Fonda said in contrast to the well-being of big business, an increasing number of middle- class people cannot afford to get sick or own their own homes. "These firms have learned to manipulate the tax laws to get away from paying their fair share and the middle-class must pay the burden." As. a result of this "invisible takeover of our lives," .Fonda said, the middle-class is going out of existence. She added, however, because of "the, economic crisis, the former silent majority is "joining the ranks of the angry." She appealed to students to be aware of the problems for themselves and future society. "These are social problems, not your own. You must realize the social roots and consider yourself an active, conscious person. "Say: 'What right do these people have to appoint themselves creators of a new social order?'" Fonda spoke of herself as a student in the 1950s and a political activist in the '60s. "I am a 40-year-old movie actress who, because of the '60s movement, realized there was more than my career. "I have seen the numb, glassy- eyed stares on campuses today and I know," she added. Fonda said in the '70s, as in the '50s, there are no role (See "Jane Fonda—" page 8) the committee, but no one showed up. Don Fergle, the Board's lone representative on the four- person Constitutional Revision Committee, said he was disappointed with the lack of student input but added he was not surprised. "It would have given us a better perspective if students had turned in suggestions. The majority of the students probably are more concerned with what we do than how we do it," Fergle, Grosse Pointe sophomore, said. The committee consists of Fergle; Vicki Bazan, St. Joseph senior; Patricia Allen, Flint graduate student; and Don Boileau, associate professor of speech and araraaticarts. It was formed Oct. 28 by Student Body President Steve Trudeau to recommend revisions to the Constitution, which was adopted in 1975 and revised last April. All committee reconv mendations must be approved by three-fourths of the Board's total membership before being placed on a student election ballot. No deadline for submitting recommendations has been set. Fergle said the meeting, which was open to all students, was "a legal measure" to insure students had a chance to voice opinions on the Constitution. "This was their opportunity. It was clearly advertised we would not deny student input. Students will not be able to come to us later and say they did not get a chance to have input," Fergle said. Recommendations for SA constitutional revision were submitted Monday by Small Organizations Council Representative Jim Julian and Tom Dickey, senior at-large representative, ' Julian, Mount Pleasant graduate student, recommended increasing the number of organizations on the Board, creating one seat for each residence hall and allowing off- campus at large seats. Julian also favored retaining a $4 SA activity fee as a possible alternative for funding student organizations, reforming the Judiciary Committee, which handles constitutional disputes, and removing a provision which allows the dean of students to alter Finance Committee allocations. Dickey, Mount Pleasant senior, recommended separate elections for SA candidates and constitutional revisions, appointing a student to serve on the Board of Trustees, subjecting the SA elections director toTiill^baFd'reVreV'and giving the Board power to reverse decisions of elections directors. Finance Committee Chairperson Jim Kuderko recommended procedures to fill Finance and Grievance Committee positions-be included in the Constitution. Fergle said the Constitutional Revision Committee will make proposals based on the submitted recommendations, past constitutions, other universities' student government constitutions and suggestions from Trudeau, -St. Clair Shores senior. msfifm —Academic Senate may reduce Honors Council membership—page 3 — Walkers money for pageS to raise diabetics— —Total solar eclipse will appear partial here-. pageS FA, CMU negotiate off-campus teaching Speaking before a capacity audience in Warriner Auditorium, actress and political activist Jane Fonda said that the American people are under the power of large, multi-national corporations. She stressed a new awareness defined as 'e^otiomfc democracymust t»e developed in the minds of the nation's citizens (LIFE photo by Peter Luke). byTONYDEARING LIFE News Editor CMU and Faculty Association (FA) bargainers tentatively agreed Tuesday upon the first of three counterproposals to answer the FA's concerns on off-campus teaching assignments. The teams approved a CMU counterproposal on School of Continuing Education and Community Services courses before breaking for dinner and moved to a new CMU counterproposal on courses taught at locations distant from the campus. , CMU has waiting in the wings a third counterproposal on courses taught by the Institute for Personal and Career Development (IPCD) John Weatherford, chief CMU negotiator, said. CMU prepared the three counterproposals after the FA, at the last bargaining session Oct. 4, offered a proposal which lumped together IPCD, continuing education courses and courses taught at distant locations into one article; Chief FA- negotiator J. Norbert Musto at that time told CMU his team's main concern in each of these three areas calling/for off-campus teaching assignments was two-fold. "we; are interested in availability and volunteerism," Musto said. He said the FA wants CMU faculty to'have the first shot at off-campus teaching assignments, for courses associated with their departments but also wants these positions to be filled on a voluntary basis. However, Weatherford called that FA proposal "clumsy," and CMU at Tuesday's session broke the three areas which required off-campus teaching apart, handling each in a separate counterproposal. The counterproposal on courses offered byjthe School of Continuing Education and Commmiity. Services which the. teapsH agreed to. Tuesday clearly met the concerns of the FA. It stated: "All teaching assignments... shall * be on a voluntary basis," and "preference for such teaching assignments shall be given to Central Michigan University faculty members of that department" ./" After some give and take, FA negotiators agreed to the CMU counterproposal without changing & single word. . 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|Title||1977-10-12; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, October 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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