1967-12-08; Central Michigan Life
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" 'ff -,<■>-*■ — i\ % NO. 26 ^CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN Friday, December 8, 1967 itudent by JOE BAKER „ Life Staff Writer . ^ rpvisions and two added amend- ^tihlsX Bill of Rights and Respon- ^te passed by Student Senate at i adav's special session. Slnow goes before the student body, ^ in the Dec. 18 special elechon ILdav night's special meeting was held ^tstudenfSenate's first list of proposed in s in the Bill of Eights and Responsi- Emet with opposition from the administrate to its terminology. Others Attend. Too Lit 50 'students also attended the meeting Jed opinions on the "in loco parentis" issue the other amendments. korethe Senate acted on revising the Bill, [rescinded their previous approval and then B into a committee-of-the-whole. •committee-of-the-whole is when Senate re- *s parliamentary procedures for expediency's Inate also made the resolution that the Board iistees take action on it by March 1. mendment Five, which deals with the much Drafts Bill of Rights controversial subject of the University philosophy of "in loco parentis," was passed first with little debate. Cautioning Senate to remember that the University is affected by public relations and they have their reputation and standards to maintain, Senator Ben Powell (District 7) pointed out the philosophy of "in loco parentis." The term means the acting "in place of a parent." Legal Research Barry Nobles, chief justice of Student Judiciary, explained that the University had contacted Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley, and the Michigan Supreme Court, and checked Michigan's Constitution and found nothing regarding any Michigan decision of "in loco parentis." He also mentioned that the courts are doubtful of its legality and at present no Michigan statutes can be found concerning it. Amendment One, which the University feels is unnnecessary as students are already guaranteed the freedom of speech and press and the right to assemble, was emphasized by the Senate as not being redundant. Different Relationship As one student remarked, "There is a difference | (Photo by Martinsen) mm J _— ^H JHE use of an « toilet paper roll, g^^SS^lES "*"■■ cSpuT sreater iahalation"See pa9e in the university-student relationship than the federal government-citizen relationship so these, points are not redundant." Senator Al Rose (District 4) agreed that, "ac-," tions in the past show the University has over* stepped its boundaries in these areas." Senator Steve Banyon (Robinson), introduced a friendly amendment which changed the wording from "people" to "students" to emphasize the importance of such an amendment. Need Written Laws Amendment Two's necessity was brought out by Rose's comment: "There are unwritten laws^ that exist that can't be found." According to the amendment all University rules and regulations must be made accessible and known to the students before they can take effect. Steve Rison, student body president, explained the dual role of the dean of students, counseling and disciplining, as a need for the Third Amendment. If student approval is gained in the upcoming election, the Bill then goes to the Board of Trustees for their decision. - , Proi Amendments AMENDMENT 1 No governing organ of Central Michigan University shall make policy or ordinance abridging the freedom of speech, .or of the press, or of the right of the students to peacefully assemble, or to petition for grievances. AMENDMENT 2 A minimum of four copies of all policies and explanations now in effect .and any further policies and explanations of University rules and regulations shall be published, three being on file in the library and one being sent to the Student Body President before these policies can take effect. AMENDMENT 3 In areas of misconduct, students are guaranteed the right to a hearing either within the dean of students office or within the Student Judicial system, and the opportunity to indicate a prefer- ance; AMENDMENT 4 All students accused of misconduct. shall be informed of the nature and the cause of the accusation, shall enjoy the right Of a speedy hearing,, shall be confronted with witnesses against him, shall have the right to present "witnesses In his favor, and to have the right of counsel at any- hearing. AMENDMENT 5 No policy or ordinance shall compel a student to testify against himself, ribr shall the "University— or any of its branches take any action, disciplinary or otherwise, in any case- concerning students actions or offenses while outside the physical boundaries of Central Michigan University. AMENDMENT 6 All students shall be considered innocent until proven guilty. ^w AMENDMENT 7 "' The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage other rights retained by students. AMENDMENT 8 In areas of misconduct, students shall have the right to be informed in writing.of the final decision and preliminary recommendations concerning one's hearing. • AMENDMENT 9 No portion of this constitution or its amendments shall be deleted without the joint consent of Student Senate in accordance with Article 5 and the Board of Trustees. AMENDMENT 10 The students of Central Michigan University shall accept all the responsibilities inherent in the Student Body Constitution an dite amendments; I * •** ., Sl|' H ; '*M 1 l. '; i.:l , ! »•'. A - I i t J ''1 I h:: W-1 X << I r'"'-f ;'V I VI .t «,. I"- < i, i Jw <i .firalyHf', ti,.
|Title||1967-12-08; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, December 8, 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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