1971-12-01; Central Michigan Life
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rami ByDALEMALEWSKA ■ LIFE Staff Writer Tfnrfpr the guidance of Thomas Tarrant, infea veteran of CMU • and present ;JIr of Listening Ear, CMU and the j Pleasant community will have their tJ. personalities, and personal S fonships developed throughTarrant's «tw orogram, "Open Mind."- L explained that the whole Rrogram ie based on two levels-one; immediate needVtnat include a medical center for Zs overdose, venereal diseases, and n hers One-to-two and group counseling Jill be available, as well as legal assistance. _ . The second level is more involved, as it is a follow-up operation with group inter-action and personal problem solving. Peer-group (by age) counseling will be used to break down any inhibitions,he says. A personal social growth group will be formed to help people actualize things they haven't doner to give them a taste of success. "AU of these ideas will be* experience orientated," explained Tarrant. Educational plans include, a free school service-in cooperation with the city health department to teach sex education for the community and the campus. Tarrant said that this area will be taught by professionals. "Open Mind*' will also provide an outlet for ordinary people to expose their talents and at the same time bridge the generation gap by means of each age group getting to know each other by 'what they do and who they are and not, as Tarrant puts it, "by their hair and age." For potential high school drop-outs, a work- study program will be offered to help the student who can't get onco-opbeeause of grades, or obtain high school diplomas or-: its equivalent. With this will be sojne valuable work experience and a chance at success, Tarrant said. With the consent of Probate Court and the police department, "Open Mind'Myiil also have a run-away shelter, irwill house anyone for 48 hours in complete, confidence, with the only stipulation being that the run-away agree to counseling. Tarrant hopes to get The Listening Ear involved with "Open Mind." Presently Listening Ear mainly serves the campus. Tarrant explained/'By including thecom- munity with the Ear, in regards to working, there is a better chance to get the whole community involved and not just the-Uni- versity." Tarrant also said, "With the help of the community, Listening Ear could run a full 12 months with no problem of having to shut down during the summer." Tarrant hopes to get mature 16 to 18 year olds working at "Open Mind " either working at Listening Ear or in special peer work groups. He also said that he would like to form a group of 35 to 50 year-olds to help them overcome their prejudice and do something constructive for others. Tarrant feels that in these work groups actual life experiences Will lead to more intense inter-action and learning. "You learn only because you are there and you want to be/' said Tarrant. "Attendance is not mandatory." CENTRAL MICHIGAN Vi Volume 52, Number 37 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858 Wednesday, December 1, 1971 1971^/ A cademic Senate approves proposed degree program Organization and representation will be by group. Each group has a representative for funds with volunteers and paid workers being spread throughout the organization. Tarrant believes this will keep hierarchy to a minimum. Projected growth for the operation will reach -completion within five years, Tarrant added that the program will be started in five counties of northern Michigan's lower peninsula with a branch opening soon in Alma. He is shooting for a $250,000 grant from Health, Education and Welfare youth services and $3,700 from the United Fund. Presently all funds are gifts of the public. Before June of next year Tarrant expects the program to be in full swing. Starting -in 1967, Tarrant began his idea of helping people live in>a community in the small town of Barryton ^Michigan. Progressing to Midland, Tarrant later established Abe's Place, a coffee house affair where young ■ adults could gather and talk. Here, Tarrant ran into re- occurring problems. "The adults didn't want to stick their necks out for the kids; they were content to have just a coffee house for the young," he said. " • By JUDY SAMELSON .LIFE Academics Editor After two months of controversy, the -once-titled Adult Degree Program was passed in Academic Senate,y Monday evening, the Senate unanimously passed the proposed degree program. However, members present barelytotaled a quorum after various student and faculty members left the meeting when their . repeated motions for adjournament were defeated. "The Senate has approved the structure of this degree program, but, not the programs themselves. Each program will be continuously reviewed by the Senate as they are developed," said Robert E. Kohrman, Senate chairman. Passage for the degree program has been a long, tough wait. It. was originally - recommeded last October that the Senate endorse the establishment of programs for the Development of Human Resources and Career Development. .. * / Presented by CMU ProVost Charles J. Ping, the report asked for approval of the establishment of a council for adult degree programs with the authority to: "initiate and give preliminary approval to degree programs for adults; define graduation requirements in these programs; approve unique instructional procedures and student evaluation patterns; approve short term appointments forj-egular and visiting faculty to carry out programs." The proposal Continued to- .suggest specific constituencies from which council " members would be chosen, their terms on ' we committee, and the various duties and- Transfer deadline for dorms tomorrow Tomorrow at 5 p.m. 'is the deadline Z ?°y dorm residents wanting to trans- J to different dorms for second semes- .. ^inTdSr.'0 0eoxee- *• iea^es; tim°rm residehts wil1 be informed some- ne next week as to whether the move «; been apprx)ved'by the housing office. f6r» t °nly facfcor J^-WiU be looking ■ Jennings explained,- 'hs if space to tro ?Ie Where tne stu<*ent wishes tranSfer. We wm ^^ ^ movg tion* s before Christmas vaca tes §e£terhLTepti°n °f Barnes> second to anJ• m.reshmen willbeabletdtransfer KftrrW d°rmitory including Saxe- ' , ^ *S> a co-ed dormitory. dorni?1!,8 Wishing t0 si^ ^ for different may do so ■ in 302 Warriner "Hall areas in which the council would be involved*' ""-'■, Senators.voted in favor of the recommendation to endorse, in principle,-"the development of distinct degree programs to serve groups and individuals whose career and family responsibilities limit their access to higher education." They did not, however, agree to support the structure of the plan which, as indicated, sets up the machinery to -put the program into1 operation. At the time it was presented to the Academic Senate, Ping stressed that the proposal detailed a concept and was not a completed program. He also indicated that the program was of a self-supporting ' nature, deriving aid from other schools professing the same type of program, as well as some governmental agencies. Ensuing discussion pointed out that many Senators wanted further clarification of the program before taking final approving action. '" • ; For this reason, it was decided to send the proposal to an ad hoc committee for review and subsequently, present a-revised edition in one month. ,ln the meantime, student government passed a resolution against the program. In their denouncement, they indicated that the original aim of the program had changed from attempting to assist those groups of people unable to receive structured University training to serve the military, and big business interests. On Nov. 8, the committee report, presented by John Schmidt, acting chairman of the Speech Department, came once again before the Senate. In the presentation,.Schmidt explained the importance of automony of the- programs. Each could be terminated at any time; the programs are basically fit around those people who come to the Central with a specific need, and the University would have complete control over the entire program. The Senate meeting, which was heavily populated with interested students and faculty other than Senate members proceeded to discuss the proposal. Questions were raised regarding- safeguards designed for the program. Other questions centered around who' exactly would be. served by the programs and what the possibility was of the military and large business interests obtaining too much control over'the program. . Discussion at' each meeting carried Well into two hours before members decided to postpone final action until all questions had been answered. Special sessions were called and opened to the entire _ University community to share in questioning the degree plan. The basic "recommendations were lishment of a council for the development of programs. The title of Adult Degree Program was amended to read External Students' Degree Program, attempting to define the concept of an "adult student." Finally, the vote was taken Monday evening after another two hour session of questions and answers. Many Senators Continued on page 16 km Tarrant then got the idea to form a corporation to teach people how to live in a real community environment. Albert S. Miles, vice president for student affairs, summed up the University-approved "Open Mind" program by saying, "The one cool thing about this is that it is a community and Universityv project." Until 5 - warriner Hall - ine oasic recommeuuciiiuuo wwc ^»»n-?4f,»f*VtomorrowV ' .' • . amended to include, students in the estab- SANTA GLAUS' fairies and elves, now hustling to make toys for all good boys 'and girls will" have no trouble guiding his little sleigh through the snowy hills of Mt, Pleasant. Decorations such as these at Robinson Hall are beginning to appear throughout campus. ., LIFE pHo.tO by Brent;P,9tJPP rrrm MhmWnmfM Jf f \ *';:.
|Title||1971-12-01; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, December 1, 1971 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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