1976-03-08; Central Michigan Life
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I m 'mi uni mmmmmmmmm ^wppnpup 'WW*jei^. | IHe| •* if^ !^|in,q| J*y. XJ-felJ-." ■f 7. «* Volume 157 No. 65 Monflay, March 8, 1970 -r-y-T Fire strikes Saxe a no students hurt CM LIFE PHOTO BY RICK MCKAY _ i?/J?S'IM4rA^»JJtet^ "* Ro<?m 20 Saxe Hajl after the fire which occurred there Saturday rnorjaittg/DlPS reports reasons tor the blazerahge from an qv erloaded electrical circuit to smoldering cigaiets. No one was injured in the fire, ( by CHRIS LYNCH CM LIFE Reporter An earjy morning; fire in Saxe "Hall extensively damaged one room although no one was injured, according to the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Det. Sgt. Les Bonstelle said the fire occured Saturday about 3;45 a.m. in Room 20 Saxe. Reasons for, the blaze range from an overloaded' electrical circuit to a partially lit cigaret. No one was injured in the fire, although the room's occupants were exposed to smoke. The fire was confined to just the one room on .Saxe Terrace, , Saxe.Hall Head Resident Celia Taylor said the room is now "unlivible" and the residents are . living in various rooms in the dorm. One of the occupants of the room, Mike Stone. Flint freshman, said he and his roommates had been watching television in the room until 2:30 a.m, He reported they went to bed only to be awakened about 3:45 a.m. by Resident Assistant Bill Russell attempting to put out the fire with extinguishers. , Stone said he and his roommates had been smoking but thought the cigarets all were properly extinguished before they went to bed. The fire started in a chair and spread to curtains and posters on the wall. Stone said when he awoke he couldn't see anything but smoke. He said the chair and curtains both were destroyed dijeto fire damagevwhilet. " hisicfothes were filled with sffloke. "We heard the alarm and thought, it was a fake,". Stone said. "Then we saw the smoke and instantly got out of the room," Stone reported he had been told the room would need to be scrubbed and repainted and it would be at least two weeks before he and his roommates jwould be able to move back in. / In other cases investigated by DPS, more than $818 worth of personal property was stolen from Cental students in the past week. Thefts included: - ■ ' —Pour $20 bills taken from Troutman Hall sometime between March 1 and Wednesday. The money belonged to Edward Roller, Sault Ste. Marie freshman. —A purse and its contents valued at $93, were, taken from Rosq Center Friday about 3:45 p.m. The name of the owner of the purse was not released by DPS. —A light brown leather purse (See "DPS ..." page 5> Doctors treat i fewer students by JEFF ELLSWORTH ■ *■ CM LIFE Reporter With the treatment of 192 students Friday,' the University Health Services reports a total of 1,142 students treated last week for flu and. Upper respiratory infections. The Health Services treated 264 students Thursday and a total of 462 students on Monday and Tuesday. HOWEVER, Dr. Howard L. Varney, University Health Services director, said he could not accurately determine the number of students who have left campus due to illness. x Varney added the number of students afflicted with the illness has remained constant since Thursday and vis expected to stay the samerfor the next few days. ' Nineteen persons were discharged from the in-patient area of the Health Services Friday. Seven were discharged Sunday, leaving 13 inpatients in the 47-bed facility. Students to pay $20 Registration policy changes by DEBBIE GROHOLSKI CM LIFE Reporter Students will need to bring $20 with them when they register for Fall Semester classes during advanced registration next month under* a new registration fee procedure, according to Associate Registrar R. William Dunham. Advanced registfation is scheduled between April 21 and April 27. In a two-step process, those registering wili turn in course request forms • and" pay a nonrefundable $20 registration fee at the same lime." THIS REPRESENTS a change l\n the registration policy Central has ^used for several years, Dunham said. In the past, students have gone through advanced registration for ' Fall Semester by "submitting only '•■their course request forms. Students \then were assessed $45 in July, with '$20 of that fee going toward • registration fees and the remaining; inside PLANS FOR THE FVTVBE- Student Body President Pamela Maxwell discusses.seniester plans (see story^ page 3). * Maxwell strives for improvemont-^Pago 3 • &rado policy discussed—Pago S • Cagmrs rout 114-99~~Pago 8 Ohio, $25 deducted from tuition and fees for that semester. Registration for winter, spring and summer classes did not require any deposit. Now, however, students will pay the $20 fee at the time of advanced registration and will be billed for the total amount of tuition in July. " Dunham Said the fee procedures were inconsistent each semester and represented problems for students in rememhering to meet their July payment on time or face delayed Or late registration. In February 1973, the Registration Planning Committee at Central began discussing an alternative to the $45 registration fee deposit. The new fee proposal was submitted to President's Council lest Oct. 27,and approved Nov. 12, Dunham said. He explained there were various reasons behind, the registration change. "One of the overall goals of the Registration Planning Committee wa3 a consistent method of . registration," Dunham said. With the new registration procedure, students will pay $20 in fees for each of the class sessions, including fall, winter, spring and summer." THE FEES either will be paid " when a student goes through ad vanced registration or before delayed or late registration begins. An "Application to Register" card is filled out at this time, insuring registration materials will be available for the student, Dunham said. Tuition and fees also will be paid during delayed or late registration periods, as has been the policy in the.past, A $10 late fee also will be assessed for those going through, late registration, Dunham said. "Students have paid the $20 registration'fee all along, it's nothing new. No\y, it makes fewer dates for students to remember," Dedre Dunsdon, a student intern in the Registrar's Office, explained. Dunham added having this $45 fee due in July caused problems with students who forgot to pay in time because of a gap from when they actually registered lor classes. The $20 registration fee serves as a commitment on the part of students wlw have registered In advance to come back to Central, since it is non-refundable, Dunham said. He said another, reason for the change in registration procedures is the registration fee of $20 is separate from any tuition payments for full- time students. However, part-time students, those taking one to five credit hours, will have billing statements which reflect $10 credit toward tuition and fees. STUDENTS with full financial aid will receive deferral cards if they submit a * written request to the director of Financial Aids prior to advanced registration. They will submit this deferral card with their •course request forms during advanced registration. The $20 registration fee vHll be charged to their financial aid account,* Dunham said. As in the past, a $45 enrollment (See "Registration ..." page 7) 't>o?rm''Ke*8%-»ifWiSn^^ students who have gone home was "impossible" due to the large number of students who left campus for the weekend. "There's no way we can really make an accuarate count until the people, who are planning to return do so," Dan Pfeiffer, Thorpe head resident, said. Of the dorms contacted, Robinson Hall reported the largest number of absences related to illness. "We've got about 25 people who have left, to my knowledge, and others t who are considering leaving," Ron • Gishpert, Robinson head resident, said. REPORTS from other dorms ranged from "none, to my knowledge" in (Calkins, to "not to many" in Trout, to "less than a handful" in Tate. "There may possibly be more students who have left, but who did not go through the University channels," John Mlinarcik, Tate head resident, said. "Students who leave the dorms should report to their head residents and all students should report to the Student Affairs Office because they have a procedure for notifying professors," he added. On a nationwide level, the latest flu epidemic has ceased 1,270 deaths "above the number expected" as of Feb. 28, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This figure falls far below the death toll from the 1969 Hong Kong flu epidemic, which resulted in 12,700 "excess" deaths nationwide. The CDC said the flu-related deaths reached epidemic proportions in the Central and Midwestern states for the first time .during the week of February 28. A CDC spokesperson said flu-related deaths generally occur among the elderly and the ill and added "it would be highly unusual if the nationwide epidemic was to continue into next month." 'Right to work' group will defend faculty Abel to meet students today An "open invitation" has been extended to, all Central students from President Harold Abel to talk informally on campus issues today from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Abel said he hopes students will bring questions, with them and added he Will prepare no formal speech for the session. [ The impetus for the informal discussion came from Abel's Sept. 23 installation address, in which he expressed a desire to solicit ideas and suggestions from the University community regarding policies and issues. Abet later told the Academic Senate he wished to initiate a series of the informal discussions "to avoid administrative implementation without input." He added, "I enjoy informal discussions with faculty and students." ' by MITCH HEAD t LIFE Managing Editor The National 'Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has agreed to enter into, the cases of any facility member being sued by the Faculty Association (FA) for not joining the union or paying the equivalent agency jshop fee. Robert Croll, associate professor of business administration, said Sunday Foundation lawyers, Raymond J. LaJeunesse Jr. and Rex H. Reed ^already have entered into the one case on behalf of Katherine Ux, the first faculty member sued by the FA. 'BY ENTERING into the Ux case, the1 Foundation his" agreed to make its services available to all faculty members-free of charge, in addition to paying the local, attorney fees for any faculty member sued. -'■ The agreements spawned from a closed meeting. Friday afternoon where about nine faculty members met with LaJeunesse and Reynolds H. Campbell, Ui's attprney, for about two hours. Croll said Robert Anthony, associate professor of accounting and business administration,would have retainer cards available for faculty members to1 sign later this week. Signing the cards would allow the -Foundation to enter into a case if a faculty member is sued by the FA for the $144 per year fee in addition to interest, lawyer fees and court costs. However, faculty members still must have a local attorney handling the case since the Foundation is not licensed to practice in Michigan. Croll said the Foundation's lawyer's could assist local attorneys in preparing faculty members' defense. > According to Croll, the retainers must be signed before the Foundation is allowed to enter into a case on any faculty member's behalf. The Foundation's assistance may be dropped at any time thereafter at the faculty member's request, Croll explained. Nearly all of the faculty members' attending the meeting Friday signed the ;retainer agreements, Croll reported. He advised faculty members, to sign the agreements even before they are sued by the FA so the Foundation may coordinate its efforts. CROLL ALSO announced a' meeting of all faculty membersvwho may be sued tentatively is set for April 2 at 4 p.m. when LaJeunesse will be present to answer any questions about the suits. Ux, retired professor of art, is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court .Tuesday to make her appeal of jDistrict Court Judge Frederick M. Lewis' decision which ordered her to either join the FA or pay the agency shop fee. The FA is allowed to "force faculty members to, either join the union or pay the financial responsibility fee under the provision of an agency shop clause included in a contract signed with the University nearly two years ago. , - The union contends faculty members are receiving the benefits of the FA's bargaining with the University even though they are not members, It insists faculty members should be required totpay for, the services they benefit from. il SI- j; ..»-~-i* -•■E'^^cy. '■^r-"> -'JVi,L»^i.)*)lUi,|w rr k ji,p;;» ,**;;-'*..'> * ..«..'.» *'Vt.'r-i«»'r;.f-iN vw^lvj*^-.
|Title||1976-03-08; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, March 8, 1976 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.|
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