1968-04-26; Central Michigan Life
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HOUSING ^PROVES Lrauzation 'hours p. 3 1 i Hi I k t®fa& \ VOL. 48, NO. -50 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Friday, April 26,1968 1 1 i STUDENT FORUM BOMBS OUT I Funeral Held for Amendment V Foust, Humphrey Burned In Effigy Following March i (Photo by Olmstead) UDENT BODY PRESIDENT, Steve Rison, led .. bearers, "mourners" and students across mpus in a funeral procession for "Bill O. F. -jhts" Monday night. The "Service" con- kded al the home of President Judson Foust. by JOE BAKER Life Staff Writer President Judson W. Foust and Board of Trustee member James Umphrey were burned in effigy Monday night highlighting the funeral march for Amendment Five of the Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Amendment Five was the only amendment of the Bill of Eights rejected by the Board of Trustees at their meeting this month. It called for an end to the University's philosophy of "in loco parentis" (acting in place of a parent). The funeral and burning were called for by Student Body" President Steve Rison. "I want it to hit home that the students haven't achieved any substantial gain in their rights," Rison said. Board members said they were in favor of the Amendment "in principle," but before they could accept it, it had to be rephrased. The Board said they want the burden of proof placed on the students and not the University. The funeral march began following a short Student Senate meeting. At the meeting, Rison - said that the march would be a success if only 10 people showed up. March Starts In South Quad The procession began in the South Quad and proceeded to all residence halls picking up followers. About 200 "mourners" took part. Members of the ad hoc committee, who worked revising the Bill of Rights after it was rejected by the Board of Trustees the first time, carried the "coffin." It was draped with a CMU flag and had flowers and a cross on top of it. When the procession arrived in front of the home of President Foust, Rison set on fire the dummies of Foust and Umphrey. The crowd cheered with cries of "fire up Judd!" and "burn Foust burn!" Rison said, "The funeral and burning is not an end of student rights, but a beginning with a new fervor." As the "bodies" burned, taps was played in the background for the "dead" amendment. Umphrey was chosen to be burned in effigy Graduate School missions by LINDA GOODWIN Life News Editor Grad school requirements are going up. The r.3w admission requirements to the cbool oi Graduate Stuides specify that the ipplicant must have at least a 2.3 cumulative Jade point average in his-undergraduate work 2 be admitted. 1 According to Olaf Steg, dean, of the School of Graduate Studies, a higher quality of scholarship i demanded of graduate students than of underrates. : The new regulation is based on the assumption tea student should have demonstrated his ability Suggestions Needed ror Homecoming Theme Need $25? » That's the prize student government is offering | the student who submits the winning suggestion pttie 1968 Homecoming Theme. Students may submit theme suggestions in a if in the student government office beginning Nay. All entries must be submitted by next "%, according to Phil Schneider, Saginaw jun- !► and Philip Hummel, student personnel services, becoming Steering Committee Co-Chairmen. : Next fall's Homecoming celebration will be *»ber 25 to 27. The Homecoming Steering Committee will have * first organizational meeting Monday at 8 p.m. ! he UC. Committee members will view a movie 1ast fall's Homecoming activities and begin mak- m Plans for next fall.* Committee members will M weekly for the rest of the semester. Standards Raised to attain higher than a 2.0 average to be eligible for admission to graduate study. According to Steg, of the 116 graduate students presently on academic probation, 111 were admitted to graduate study with less than a "B" average in their undergraduate work and the undergraduate record seems to be indicative of a student's potential in graduate study. Need Accredited Degree Other qualifications for admission which continue to be in effect are that the applicant must have earned his degree from an accredited institution and must meet departmental requirements for admission in his curriculum. Steg pointed out, however, that under various circumstances exceptions may be made to the admission policy. On the recommendation of the chairman of the department in which the student is majoring, and the approval of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, an applicant who holds a bachelor's degree but does not meet the requirements for graduate school may be granted conditional admission as a non-degree student. This student must attain a 3.0 average in his graduate course work to be eligible for reclassification. Possible Exceptions In commenting on possible circumstances which might lead a department chairman to recommend that an exception be made for a student, Steg said, "If for example, the student has a grade point average below a 2.3 as a result of a disastrous freshman or sophomore year, but then has a grade point average of 2.5 in his last 60 hours of work for the bachelor's degree, I would think that we should give serious consideration to letting him have an opportunity to show he could continue with high quality work as a graduate student." Steg also indicated that students whose undergraduate records do not qualify them for admission to graduate school are encouraged to reapply for admission if they earn at least ten hours of "B" in 300 or 400 level courses. because of his stand against the Bill of Rights. Rison said that Umphrey told him after the Board passed the Bill "in principle" that he (Umphrey) would try to convince the other Board members to reject the Bill at their next meeting. Umphrey Dissented Umphrey's was the only dissenting vote at the Board meeting last month. At that meeting the entire Bill was passed "in principle" because it couldn't be specifically accepted until it was approved by the student body. The Bill passed a referendum of the students with a 16 to 1 majority April 2. Foust was chosen to be burned in effigy because, according to Rison, "he (Foust) has always been a hinderance to student rights." Rison called the fire department to make sure he wasn't breaking any law by lighting the fire. Police from the Mt. Pleasant department blocked off a portion of the street in front of Foust's home to insure safety. Orderly March CMU Campus Security was also on hand. The participants, however, were orderly and caused no trouble. Rison called for trustees to be elected by the people instead of appointed by the Governor. "This way they would be responsible to the people and not to themselves," he said. Students had a wide range of feelings on the funeral and burning. One coed said, "We've got to do something to get something done. The Board doesn't listen and right now this is a good way and the only way to get something done." Personal Thing A male student thought quite differently. "All this is a personal thing between Rison and Foust," he said. A woman from the neighborhood said, "I think the students should have their rights. But what a terrible thing to do to a president just two months before he retires." (Photo by Olmstead) TO DUST thou shalt return. Effigies of President Judson Foust and James Umphrey, »£ ,3 Trustees member, were burned Mon- 2£^™*»«*of "Bil1 a F*Righte in front of Foust's home. ,<■"""".
|Title||1968-04-26; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, April 26, 1968 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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