1967-03-31; Central Michigan Life
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Students To Vofe for Representatives Wednesday will be the culmination of a week-long campaign for student body and class offices. There are two tickets vying for student body offices of 3 president and vice president and for the first time in several years there is competition for class offices. At the present there are at least two declared candidates for each office except junior class president and senior class vice president. Campaigning officially began at noon Wednesday and will end on Tuesday. Three Candidates Disqualified Student Body President Bob Ballard is serving as elections director. He said that so far he has had no complaints about infractions of campaign rules registered with him. Three candidates petitions were disqualified by Ballard before Easter vacation, however. They did not comply with the rule that they sign the first line on at least one of their petitions. All three of the disqualified students are running as write-in candidates. A PANEL consisting of (1. to r.) Editors Steve Reed, student affairs; Tony Sommer, admin- istrauon; un Brakora. news and Dave Winans, editorial director, quizzed the studen^y office aspirants, about their platforms and qualifications Wednesday. VOL. 47, NO. 38 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Friday, March 31, 1967 sophomore and junior candidates page 3 senior candidates page 4 Candidates Hit Campaign Trail by MARY A. LOOK Life Editor in Chief Posters, flyers and stacks of campaign platforms placed strategically on campus point out that Action candidates Jan Appel, Pontiac junior and Dan VanVleet, Oxford junior, and Scope candidates Steve Rison, Manistee junior and Greg Merwin, Grand Haven junior, are actively seeking the popular vote for the offices of student body president and vice president. Both teams have planned a heavy schedule of visiting dormitories and fraternity houses during the final four days of campaigning. The platforms of each ticket were unveiled by the candidates Wednesday night at a press conference sponsored by Life's editorial board. Both Scope candidates participated in the program. Appel represented Action alone since Dan VanVleet had missed his ride back from Florida and had not returned in time for the conference. Appel Summarizes Platform Appel began by stating he felt the candidates should be judged both on their qualifications and their platforms. He then outlined the six main points the Action ticket felt most imperative for student government concern. Among these were proposals that women's weekday hours be extended to midnight and unapproved off-campus housing be available to any student with 55 or more credit hours. Regarding the court system, Appel said, "let's take a look, a sincere look, at the issues not the personalities and see if we can evolve some sort of working order out of our court system as it is." He suggested that if the court system does not work because of the system itself, it should be scrapped and another approach taken. A possible alternative, he said, would be a student-faculty court. He also stressed the need for improved communication between students and between students and administration. On behalf of the Action ticket, Appel said, "We as a team are not so unique in what we are trying to do for student government . . . but where we feel we stand out differently is on the method we should use to realize these goals." Rison Introduces Scope Rison first pointed out that most of his experience has been in the area of class government but added that "The Programs, issues and conflicts as faced by student government are different in many respects but the challenge, the opportunity for success and the desire are similar." In keeping with his opinion that "Once student government becomes exclusive it loses its representative character which is the basis or foundation of its existence," Rison introduced Scope's suggestion of a Senate calendar that would insure senators of a week's warning before major bills are introduced. The calendar would, he contended, reduce "railroading" of bills and would give the senators a chance to talk with their constituents before the bill comes up for a vote. Merwin Outlines Specific Points Scope's vice presidential candidate Merwin discussed several of the specific issues included in the platform. As •did Action, Scope's platform asks for women's weekday curfew to be extended by an hour. It also suggests unapproved off-campus housing be available for any student under 21 with his parents' approval. . Another suggestion brought up by Scope was the abolishment of confidential reports filled out by the resident assistants. Merwin said it was ridiculous to ask the RA t0 be both a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist and have the report be filed with the student's permanent record. . B°th platforms also suggested constitutional revision with control residing in the Board of Trustees. Appel Rison Merwin Qualifications Both the Action and Scope presidential slates for Wednesday's election are combinations of experienced political veterans and relative newcomers to the electoral arena. For President . . . Jan Appel, Action president tial candidate, has accumulated background both in student government and forensics. A Pontiac junior, he has served as a senator for two years and was Senate president pro-tem- pore 1965-66. He has been a member of Student Social Activities Committee for three years and has served on Student-Faculty Judicial Committee for one year. Appel has also piled up a number of victories as a member of the debate team. Steve Rison, Manistee junior, has been president of his class for the past three years. He has also served as a senator for one year and as chairman of the Senate nominations committee for a semester. Rison is currently a member of the President's Advisory Council and of the University Senate Policy-Making Committee. Both Appel and Rison are resident assistants and members of Chi Sigma fraternity. For Vice President . . . Greg Merwin, Grand Haven junior, is the Scope candidate for vice president. Merwin has served as a justice on Student Judiciary and as a member of the dorm courts at Barnes and Emmons Halls. He is currently president of the Young Republicans. He served as YR vice president from 1964-66. Merwin was elections director last fall.' Dan Van Vleet, Oxford junior, is making his first political endeavor on the Action ticket. He is a member of Theta Chi fraternity and was awarded National Fraternity Key Man Award in School Fraternity Practices in Toronto. He also played freshman football. Lauer Names Top Scholars Lauer, Ballard Letters have been sent from Registrar George Lauer to the valedictorian and salutatorian of the June class, but only one letter needed to be sent through the mail. Lauer's son, Nicholas, is the top graduate with a 3.93 grade point average. Bob Ballard, student body president, will take salutatory honors with a 3.85 grade point average. The registrar sent the traditional congratulatory letter to both men but added an extra note to his son's. The standard, "I'm sure your parents are proud of you and your record," was supplemented with, "Thanks, son, for a job well done." Both Ballard and Lauer will receive BS degrees on the Applied Arts and Sciences curriculum with majors in mathematics. In addition to his duties as student body president, Ballard has participated in Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma, academic honor societies; Kappa Mu Epsilon, math honorary; the Honors Program; the University Housing Committee and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. " Lauer also is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Mu Epsilon, was senior adviser to the freshman honorary and a four-year member of Boosters Club. Committee To Select Outstanding Leader Deadline for nominations for the David H. Morgan Leadership Award is April 4. The award will be presented to a sophomore or junior with a 3.0 or better accumulative grade point average who has contributed as a leader to the campus community. The selection will be made by an eight-man anonymous committee headed by John DeCarlo, vice president of public services. The announcement will be made by April 21 and the presentation will be made at the Honors Convocation. Acts To Audition For Hootenanny Students wishing to participate in the April 12 AWS- Men's Union Hootennany may audition Monday at 7 p.m. in Anspach 161. Auditions may be done in single or group acts. .t ,1 ' t ' ' i . ' I J| !'
|Title||1967-03-31; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, March 31, 1967 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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