1975-02-10; Central Michigan Life
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Volume 55 No. 54 Monday, February 10, 1975 Will governor appoint student as Trustee? by JOHN R. SPREITZER CM LIFE Reporter The possibility of a student being appointed to one of the two vacancies on the University Board of Trustees will be decided by Gov. William G. Milliken within the next week, Joyce Braithwaite, assistant to the governor, said.. "Right now the appointments for CMU are in such an early stage no one can say if a student will or will not be appointed," Braithwaite said. According to Braithwaite, Milliken has a number of possibilities in filling the vacancies. He may reappoint one of the two members whose terms have expired and appoint a new member, reappoint both, or appoint two new members. Both members, wh'ose term's expired in December, said they "I would accept one... but I feel a student on the Board of Trustees*, of his own school would have a conflict of interest, "— Katherine F. Hafstad, Board of Trustees would accept reappointment. Katherine Hafstad a trustee from Harbor Springs, said she would accept reappointment and the idea of ' serving with a student member really didn't bother her. "I would accept one," Hafstad said, "but I feel a student on the Board of Trustees of his own school would have a conflict of interests." Walter Wightman, a trustee from Fenneville whose term also Open files? CMU to comply with amendment The University is developing' procedures now for the handling of student files to comply with an amendment signed by President Gerald R. Ford during semester break. The amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act says Confidential letters and statements of recommendatioh placed in a student's files before Jan. 1,1975 need not be made available to the student. But material placed in student files after Jan. 1 may be viewed by students if the writer is aware the recommendation is being placed in an open file. students handle their own files if they elect to have open files. Alexander said he was concerned about the value of an open file. The placement department is conducting a" survey of superintendents of schools across the state to get their opinions on the value of hen-confidential files to them, he said. For material filed condidentially before Jan. I, Alexander said, students must receive written permission from the author of the material before they are allowed to view the material. Alexander noted only 10 students have requested to view their files and all withdrew their requests when informed they first would have to write to all the contributors in their file for permission. expired, had no comment on a student member. According to Kris Beck, director of Student Government's Legislative Affairs and a member of the Michigan Higher Education Students Association (MHESA) executive board, said there have been three student resumes sent to the governor for consideration. The three students who submitted resumes are Rick Marshall, Mt. Pleasant senior; Kenneth (Cam) Davis, CMU graduate and first-year law student at Wayne State University and Steve England, a spring graduate of CMU, Beck said. "These students all answered our paid advertisement in the Jan. 27 issue of CM LIFE," Beck, Fenton sophomore, said, "The purpose of this ad was to give everyone an opportunity to submit a resume and to inform the student body of the bill passed by Milliken this December allowing students to serve on university governing boards." Braithwaite said, "We look at MHESA as both a convenience and an assistance in presenting us with student resumes." "However, a student could just send us his resume without .going through MHESA," Braithwaite said. She added, "It might be noted theone student appointed by Milliken to the Michigan .Xgchijslogical Institute Board of Control was recommended by MHESA." According Charles Alexander, director of placement, in the future students may have the option of maintaining either open or closed files. A form which will allow students to waive the right to see their files and maintain a closed file is being considered, he said. He also indicated the University has considered the possibility of having Student union board to write constitution by DAVID N. BRABOY CM LIFE Reporter The proposed Student Association's constitution is to be written officially at a Board of Directors meeting late next week, according to William Pilchak, student body president. ould FA positions change? by STEVE MORSE LIFE Managing Editor |jie last time the. Faculty liation (FA) met, its mem- fP numbered approximately tersons. |<w, after a sizeable increase in lership and three months of a controversial legal battle concerning the union's position on campus, the FA will meet tonight at 7:3,0 in Rooms 3D and E of the University Center. THE MAIN purpose of the rnsetiagr according to FA President Robert Clason, is to discuss the ppeal statements e in court today possibility of filing an unfair labor practice (ULP) against the University for its alleged involvement in faculty matters. Topics also slated for discussion include further enforcement of the agency shop clause, a report from the newly .formed spring bargaining team and a discussion of binding arbitration in contract bargaining as it pertains to higher education. But when Clason convenes the meeting tonight, topics of discussion could stray front the agenda. After Perhaps even some of the faculty members who have be,en in the union ail along would jiave reason to attend the meeting— whether it be to praise or criticize! After all, according to some union members, the FA made a "political mistake" when it "went after a grandmother" to collect its agency shop fee. Katherine Ux, professor of art, was singled out by the unioti as the .sole defendant in, a suit filed to collect the debt, which is provided for in the contract signed All final details of the Association's constitution, including a funding relationship with PIRGIM, will be settled, Pilchak said; However, funding procedures between PIRGIM and the Association will not be established until after the constitution has been written, according to Bill LeFevere, PlRGIM's Mt. Pleasant chairperson. 1 don't anticipate to work something out with the Association," LeFevere said. Sunday, "until the constitution has been written out and signed." PIRGIM tentatively was accepted » Wednesday by the Association's Board of Directors, though the funding relationship between the two bodies had not been worked out. The Association's decision reversed its earlier consensus PIRGIM did not fit the board's concept of providing services and benefits to Central students. all, several things have happened and ratified by union members last since the FA last met in the middle fall. * jsgal briefs are due today in ction with the appeal of a' jgan Employment Relations fission (MERC) ruling which dated petitions frohi CMU |y members .calling, for a fification election. } j of 5 p.m. Friday briefs from I'erry J. Mroz, Free Faculty »ey, and Clifford Weiler, Association (FA) attorney, |en received at the State Court |Peals in Grand' Rapids, ac- |g to a court clerk. The clerk • brief had been received from rsity Counsel J. David Kerr or lean Association of University Isors (AAUP) attorney David as yet, jUhough Kerr and Klein |«sly had indicated they each would file a brief in support of the appeal, neither could be reached for comment* late Friday. I. . * According to the clerk, all parties involved now may file rebuttal briefs at any time. She indicated the earliest possible hearing date would be in April, although she said it was possible it might be delayed until May because of in-' creased court workloads. Further delay, the* clerk said, would be incurred if one of the at-, torneys asked for an extension in the case. ■■■'*.' The clerk said no such Request has been received and also noted none of the attorneys yet has indicated a need for oral argument before a judge in ;the case. of October. For one thing, the .union's membership has grown. According to plason, ifc almost has reached the 290 level out of approximately 600 faculty members'. Second, although an Association membership meeting barely draws half of the members on the average, recent and not-so-recent developments could make tonight's meeting a must for some .of the newer members, AFTER ALL, for 150 bucks (FA dues) it rtilght be worth one's while to'keep posted on union matters as well as insert opinions from time to time. This is not to mention the fact the newer union members might be pushing the enforcement of agency shop, the very Item which probably pressured them into joining the FA* Undoubtably, some members of the junion are not happy, with the results of that" move, which has placed the FA in the role of being the "bad guy." Even FA President Robert Clason admitted some union members have come to him expressing concern about the matter. One alternative, according to Clason, would be to single out more faculty members for nonpayment suits to i, (See "Could association" page 14) Previously,, Pilchak said PIR6IM failed to meet the Association's concept because "an off hand; figure" of 95 per cent of PlRGIM's money donated by CMU students goes off campus. In a prepared statement to the press Thursday, LeFevere said, "A major portion of our money goes off campus because it would be impossible for any one University to hire professionals" such as lawyers, counselors and lobbyists. ') LeFevere estimated 50 to 65, per cent <of PlRGIM's donations is transferred directly off campus to on the inside: Dick Gregory to appear-Page 3 Sabbatfcals^wbat are ihent-Page a Chips host Buffalo tonight-Page 10 Swimmers edge Mem Iliinois-Page il PlRGIM's state headquarters in Lansing. LEFEVERE SAID-Sunday he arrived at his estimation "from the amount of money that we've spent this year already on such things as poster and card printing and other promotional material." When asked how PIRGIM became tentatively accepted into the Association's directorial board after - originally being turned down, LeFevere answered, "Because we meet all the criteria for seating membership on the board." Criteria establishment, he added, was reached at Wednesday's executive board meeting. LeFevere noted if PIRGIM is written into the constitution, CMU's PIRGIM will be the first Michigan- based organization to have a funding relationship with a student government. Other PIRG's throughout the country are presently funded through a contract situation with various college student governments, LeFevere said. According to Pilchak, such a funding system between PIRGIM and the Association will be discussed at a later meeting. He added, while alternate funding systems will be examined, it has been agreed between the Association and PIRGIM that PIRGIM will not "dip into" the Association's $4 membership fee from students. Student, approval of the Association's constitution and the revision of Student Government's constitution will be in the April election, According to Casey Schesky, Student Government's elections director, an exact election date has not been confirmed, /'
|Title||1975-02-10; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, February 10, 1975 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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