1976-09-24; Central Michigan Life
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Volume, 58 No. 11 lYlkhl £T Friday, September 24, W$j Board seeks revised dorm entrance policy by JEFF ELLSWORTH CM LIFE Reporter CMU students wiij be asked to vote in Monday's and Tuesday's election on a proposed change in residence hall housing policy, it was decided at the Student Association . (SA) Board of Directors meeting Wednesday. The proposal deals with a section N. of the Residence Hall Housing Agreement, published in the 1976-77 Residence Hall Handbook. Under the section, residents agree "To permit the University, it's agents and employes, access to inspect the leased premises and access for the purpose of health, safety and general welfare including repairs and maintenance." The proposal, introduced by Matt Mertz, Small Organizations Council Board 'representative, states, "No person may enter any Central Michigan University Housing without permission of one of the residents present or a search permission of one of the residents present or a search warrant. If no resident is present, one must have a signed, dated document from one of the residents. This permit will expire 30 days after signature." Mertz, Detroit senior, said the present policy allows any University employe to enter a student's room, "anytime they want to." This is a fundamental Element of the American Constitution. "The rest of the United States doesn't live under those rales," Mertz added. Following the election, the results will be presented to President Harold Abel in hopes of changing the present agreement, Mertz explained. "We should let students know that pairing the vote will not change the agreement," Vicky Bazan, student body president, said. "The new proposal must still go before the administration," she added. University officials said they welcomed the submission of the proposal but would make no commitment" until further review is possible. "I am flexible in listening to the proposal," Dean of Students James Hill said, "However, I would have to evaluate the situation in regards to what they are trying to accomplish before making a recommendation," he added. The present agreement was designed, according to George Jennings, director of Housing Programs, as a release habituations of maintainence or medical emergencies. "If Department of Public Safety officers were going to enter a dorm room with the intent of making an arrest, they would have a search warrant," Jennings said. "If we go downtown and get a search warrant, whatever we.find has to go downtown and becomes a civil matter," Hill added. "I'm sure that there are specialized cases, such as fire complaints, but in the absence, of these things, that's (entering a- Njoom without permission) an invasion of privacy," President Harold Abel said. Hill outlined a University procedure which involves notifying a resident of the room in question, or a head resident in a dormitory situation. "In all situations we make sure that our presence is recognized before entering the room," HO! added. A statement dealing with access to student organization funding requests also . was presented to the Board by Jeanne Musgrove, Association for Women Students (AWS) Board • representative. SA voter drive registers 500 More than 500 students either have registered to vote or changed their registration during the first three days of Student Association's (SA) registration drive, according to Brad Miller, chairperson of SA's Voter Participation Committee. The drive began Monday and will continue until Oct. 1. Students residing in Mt. Pleasant may register for the Nov. 2 election weekdays at various campus locations, including the University Center, lower level, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Park Library, 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to9 p.m. and all dormitory food commons, 4 to 6 p.m. To be eligible to vote, students must be 18 years of age by Nov. 2, a resident of Mt. Pleasant at least 30 days by Nov, 2 and a U.S. citizen. The drive is being conducted by 55 students acting as deputy voter registrars. Miller, Mt. Pleasant-special student, expects about I0d' sfcudents^to register during the drive. A similar drive in 1974 resulted in about 1,200 students registering, Miller said. As of July 20, Mt. Pleasant had 11,931 registered voters. Students residing outside Mt. Pleasant city limits may register to vote by contacting their respective township clerk. Deadline for voter registration is 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Students Hying in Union Township, including Deerfield and Huntington Apartments and Homestead Estates mobile homes, may register at the Union Township Hall, 2010 S. Lincoln. ^«*,~.. . CM *■••** PHOTO BY CATHtB CLAYTON CONGRATULATIQNS/Sorority sisters welcome a new pledge into their ranks at Bid Signing Thursday in front of the University Center. The nine sororities participating in Bid Signing were Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. FE PHOTO BY CATHIE CLAYTON PLEDGE SIGNING—Bid signing took place Thursday afternoon outside Warriner for new pledges of Central's fraternities, Pledge Mike Bone, East Lansing freshman, is thrown in the air by members of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Men from Central's eight fraternities ended the formal rush with Thursday's celebration to "welcome" the pledges. HOUSING COMEDY-u6 Rms. Riv. Vu." opens tonight at Bush Theatre. (See story page 6.) • Candidates vie for Homecoming crown-page 5 • Chips take on Thundering Herd-page 8 • SA, PB offer board seats-poage 10 Funding to be sought Officials hear energy plans j by STEVE BENNETT CM LIFE Reporter A plan enabling CMU to partially or completely produce its own electricity and heat and reduce 'Utility costs was presented to administrators and Physical Plant officials Tuesday by a government- sponsored investigation team. The three-option plan was the initial draft of a six-month study .of Central's energy system by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), the Bureau of Standards and Reynolds, Smith and Hills Architectural and Engineering firm of Jacksonville, Fla. The Integrated Utilities System (IUS) plan also would save Jewish New Year: a time for changes, self- evaluation byPAMJAHNKE LIFE Copy Editor Although some persons may believe January is the only time for a New Year celebration, Saturday marks/ the first day of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. Caiman Levich. professor of physics, said "The function of the New. Year is not to celebrate a calendar event, not like the first of January." He said during the New Year people should "evaluate the errors in their lives and seek*to do better." Levich explained the New Year is a season beginning with Rosh Hashana (Hebrew spelling) through Yom Kippur, Oct. 4. He pointed out the Jewish calendar is lunar, and the months do not coincide with the January through December, Gregorian 'calendar. , . According to the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashana is the first day of the month, Ttsfari, Levkh said. , . There is ft 10-day period between the two holidays during which the intensity of self-evaluation builds up until the culminating day, Yom Kippur, Levkh said. He added Jewish people will fast on Yom Kippur. The month before Tishri people prepare themselves to go through the 10 days of the Hew Year, Levich explained. "The ceremony of Yom Kippur involves formal confessions which are somewhat different. Human errors are recited by everyonea" Levich said. "The list is long but interesting." I Levich s»fd « "Substantial fraction" of the list involves oral errors such as gossip and slander. A written standard of behavior, based on Bible ordinances, underlies the holidays, Levich said* "B«*a«»e we are h»maaau^ imperfect, we are net going to reach the standard of behavior. It says we have chosen to say that we acknowledge the existence and validity of the standard behavior, even when in com-' parison to it we fall short," Levich said. Levich who is involved actively with the Central Michigan Jewish Community Association, said the Synagogue, 502 N. Brown, will be conducting services for the holidays. Services are open to anyone who is interested and there is no differentiation between faculty, students or townspeople, Levich said. "I like the services at the holiday time," Nancy Canvasser, Birmingham sophomore, said. "People send greeting cards. It's a happy time, and it has always been a family time." However, Canvasser said there is a difference between the services she attends at home and the services in Mt. Pleasant. "I'm reformed, and the'services up here are conservative," she said. One difference Canvasser, pointed out was the more extensive use of Hebrew in the conservative services. - The holidays offer a time lor being with relatives and celebrating, Nan Neameister, Washington sophomore, said. "Everyone is happy, loving, find giving. More people are being happy, not physically drank. It's a different atmosphere." Throughout the 10-day period, Neumeister said is the time to ask God's forgiveness. She believes God writes the changes in a "book", and on Yom Kippur the "book" is closed and nothing else can be altered. "What is written in the 'book* is your life and everything that will happen to you within the next year," Neumeister said. "We're happy on the New Year because now you can start over and change, and at the end of 10 days I'm hoping everything will work out right," she explained. ( non-renewable natural resources, such as coal, gas and oil. According to the draft, the IUS plan calls for a study to revise any or all five aspects of the present energy systems format. The five areas are on-site generation of electrical power, . heating, ventilation and air conditioning; solid waste handling; "liquid waste handling and potable (drinkable) water conservation. The study team recommended the first three parts of the system implemented at CMU. . "The time is not right for waste-water conversion at CMU," Don Boyle project manager from HEW, said. Currently, Central's waste water is sent to the Mt. Pleasant wajste-water treatment plant. Boyle presented three plans to University officials. The first plan is a total energy system, calling for a capital outlay of $9,150,000 to produce a system which would supply aU of the University's electric heating, air conditioning and waste disposal needs. . The system would burn solid wastes and coal or wood chips, depending on the 'availability of each material. If incorporated, the system would save CMU approximately $975,000 annually or 45 per cent of the predicted utility bill for the year it would become effective, according to Boyle. This system would bum 40 tons of trash five days per week with seven tons coming from the University and 33 tons coming from the city ef Mt* Pleasant. Both the University and the city currently dispose of solid wastes in a landfill site outside of the city. The solid waste products at the end of this system would be totally sterile and could be dumped anywhere. This system could become totally operative by 1981. The second plan is a partial electric, heat-cold, solid waste system. If adopted, it could be incorporated by 1979 and would require an outlay of $1,515,000. The plan would supply CMU with part of its electrical thermal needs. The remainder of the power needs' would come from outside sources. This system would produce an annual savings of $345,000 or 20 per cent of the yearly utility bill projected to 1979, according to the plan. The third plan, if adopted, would provide partial electircity to CMU without the solid waste burner of the first two plans. This system would cost $717,000 and would result in an annual savings of $170,000 or 10 per cent of the annual utility bill projected to 1979. "The beauty of the first plan," Robert Ringel, assistant director of, the Physical Plant, said, "is itsj flexibility. The system Can use wood, coal, solid wastes or in the future be converted to adopt to solar, Wind or eVen nuclear power," Hinge! said if CMU decides to adopt the first plan, it will serve as a national model for other institutions. "It will demonstrate effective energy conservation with beneficial savings to institutions," he said* The University of Florida also hosted the team Thursday and received a report on its campus energy system. "This system incorporates recognized and tried engineering methods and technology that is (See "Officials..." page 10) V ■gff^L^t^Jr^^ !.-'i'.-*df...-j:..- 4' ...i ■ *** 'f "^'■^V!'' ***.'"
|Title||1976-09-24; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, September 24, 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.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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