1994-02-21; Central Michigan Life
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V* MONDAY H:uppM-30B L: IS to 20 mostly sunny E^l Let it ride .Siblings enjoy CMU's Vegas Pog*14 I TUESDAY IHfi H: mkf 30s ^j L: 10 to 20 i partly sunny -98 UTH Dreamy ... The Brady Bunch gets 'Real Live' Page 8 Deja vu Men's, women's hoops both win 10 Central Michigan Presidential search policy resurfaces By Karen Joseph LIFE Editor CMU's Board of Trustees redrafted and discussed the abandoned presidential search policy at Friday's meeting. The new draft, which is on schedule for the July 21 completion date, calls for an 11 -member University Screening Committee, which would consist of the following: ■ four trustees elected by the Board, one of whom will chair the committee, as designated by the Board chair. ■ chair of Academic Senate; ■ chair-elect of A-Senate; ■ immediate past-chair of A-Senate; ■ Student Government Association president — or vice president if the president will be leaving campus before the search concludes; ■ CMU Alumni Association president; ■ two individuals, selected by the Board, whose membership would balance the committee. Like the former policy, the current draft requires that before beginning a search, the Board chair notify the chair of A-Senate, the Alumni Association president and the SGA president. After all See DRAFT Page 7 Board OKs tuition hike for College of By Karen Joseph LIFE Editor The Board of Trustees unanimously authorized the president to approve a tuition increase for the College of Extended Learning Friday. The Board stipulated that the increase remain within approved parameters. For extended degree programs, the increase must fall between 3 and 7 percent per credit hour for both graduate and undergraduate courses. The current per-credit rate for graduate courses is $181; for undergraduate, $133. For extended credit courses, the increase will be a minimum of 4 percent and a maximum of 9. The current per-credit rate for graduate courses is $126, for undergraduate, $115. The specific tuition increase is expected to be calculated in March. The resolution allows President Leonard E. Plachta to approve the increase, rather than waiting for the next Board meeting, which is May 6. The deadline for an increase is April 1, according to Gary Rayburn, manager of business operations for Extended Learning. Competition was considered when estimating the hike. "We checked around everywhere to make sure we weren't stepping on any toes/* Rayburn said. He said he will try to keep tuition as low as possible, in keeping Flooding downs CMU mainframe Power outage cripples several computer systems LIFE Photo/Thaddius B«dfo*d A truck splashes through inches off water and ice while traveling down East Broadway, just east of Shepherd Road. By Marjory Raymer I \r-£ Assistant News Editor Rising water levels during the weekend sparked a power outage Sunday which caused $50,000 in damages to Foust Hall and will make the mainframe computer unaccessable for an estimated three days. Early Sunday morning, water from a flooded manhole leaked into one of Foust's conduits. The water seeped into the high voltage room, which handles 1,300 volts of electricity. The resulting flash, after three hours of partial power, completely burned out the transformer at 5 a.m., according tc> Jim Dening, director of Computer Services. The old transformer will be permanently replaced with one that was intended for Warriner Hall, according to Earl Morrow, director of facilities operations. A contractor has been working around the clock to remove almost one inch of standing water within Foust which accumulated See FLOOD Page 2 Learning with the university mission. "We have to be careful that we don't price ourselves out of business. We also have to meet students* needs and make sure we can run our business,** Rayburn said. Rayburn said the tuition increase is needed because of the costs the college encounters. "When you're dealing with off- campus learning, you run into a lot of rent and other costs.** In other Board actions: ■ The trustees unanimously approved renaming the Centralis Scholarship the "Martin H. Cholakian Centralis Scholarship," after former trustee Marty Cholakian. The resolution memorializes his abiding interest in the university and his dedication to the College of Extended Learning and to the athletic department. The Centralis Scholarship is given annually to 20 students of the highest qualifications. See TUITION Page 7 r •■- i:%'-?*~Z%mumwr ^ V*B*mmW*> <Ml ■ «'■ i **.*.'£* ^^^teWWewewmii - ^^^WQHs Mmm\m\m\^S^ Ot -m* T,.y- ^msfis - mm *-.a*e*-~ *■ ■■ ■ ~ m^m^mJmwmam ■ 1 I ^^| i 1 "*** ' d£-i WSm^*. smWM JSf >£*&< ^SMmW i m wmw*m mwi mwL JSr l^^H ^^^1 Wr mm ms\ -W S'-'- ' W& ^^mm %^-3 I mmM F ■-. wssm WL .'■*** :$&£' -fy'***>• j $*? W ^| WW #f IP m 1 W ^ sps r**^ ^^ ■'■"^:-, A\ - ma i^^^. ;SM mm - - r Br* I at ■" • h" "... i% ? «.«&*^ " ■ Ik J ■ mt c « _n_00l v **■& "■ 1l 1../ -Jp^ 5 -.^:*s^"'--:*,r>^H enmJ || >"*^^te fM d ■ m. . - wmf ^ t >%kl. ^ MJl..—*mwm 11 £*3*a^ MB- % -^JP^ *il vs/^^^^^wrnr^*^^? "...._. IM^^r^ r,\ \j - tfla| Warnm wr^ *-■-•* '"** ^M m\m^^m*^eym^^^Wmm f ^*--Am+L^km ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^HH^P^ LIFE Photo/Christoplw Richardson Sunburn? Derek Foulon, Saint Clair sophomore; Kelly Milton, Cadillac freshman; Scott Buck mast or, Petoskey junior; end Mike Fleischer, Weal Bloomfield freshman soak up a few rays outside Merrill Hall Friday. The warm spell thawing the area Friday and Saturday met an untimely and Sunday as cold weather returned. The spring's first real warming trend is expected to arrive during the first or second week of March. LIFE ON THE INSIDE MORE NEWS VOICES 4 PLACEMENT 5 COURT REPORTS S ETCETERA a SPORTS 10 CLASSIFIEPS 12 Central looking to change 'out of line' insurance payback plan By Matt Crossman LIFE News Editor CMU is looking at revamping its health insurance payback policy, which two consulting firms have said is unlike anything any other employer does. Jerry Scoby, assistant v: e president for Business Affairs, said the university currently contributes more than the premium for some insurance plans, and the employee receives a cash payback for the difference. Employees choosing no coverage also receive a cash payback. Under the proposed plan, the university's contribution would decrease by a yet to be determined amount. The difference between the two figures would no longer be a cash payback, but instead would be rolled into the employee's base salary. As one employee group example, for an administrative professional choosing one person coverage, the university currently contributes $332.97 per month. Under the new plan, the university hypothetically might contribute $160, for a difference of $172.97. Prom this figure, the university's FICA and retirement, roughly 20 percent, would be subtracted, for a net of approximately $138. This figure would be rolled into the employee's base salary, not to exceed the employee's maximum. Scoby said paybacks are not currently subject to the university's FICA and retirement, but those factors are included in the proposed system "to make it neutral, so it is not costing the university moife." Employees choosing no coverage would have $60 per month subtracted from the current payback, and have that amount, minus FICA and retirement, rolled into their salary, up to the maximum. The $60 would be a cash payback not subject to the maximum rule. The change lies in the fact that the money would go into base salary instead of as a cash payback. Yearly percentage increases do not compound on the cash payback. The payback system was developed in the late 1970s with the philosophy being to provide each employee with a flat rate, Scoby said. As consultants pointed out, Scoby said, the university was "allowing way too much money to go out of the See POLICY Page 7 Accused prof pleads not guilty to charge By Todd Fettle LIFE Staff Writer Mohammad Ahmeduzzaman, assistant professor of human environmental studies, waived his arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty Friday on charges of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Ahmeduzzaman faces one charge of fourth-degree CSC, which consists of unwanted or inappropriate touching of a sexual nature. His final pretrial date is set for 8:30 a.m. March 22 in Isabella County Circuit Court. During Ahmeduzzaman's Feb. 8 preliminary examination, a 21-year-old female student testified that Ahmeduzzaman fondled her and attempted to kiss her without consent while she was taking a test alone in his office Nov. 8. The student testified that Ahmeduzzaman touched her shoulders, back and the sides of her breasts. She also testified that Ahmeduzzaman asked her questions about her sex life and offered her an "A" in HEV 302: Human Growth and Development: Infancy in exchange for sex. Ahmeduzzaman, who reached an agreement with the university to resign effective May 7, did not testify at the preliminary examination. He has been advised by lawyers not to comment on the incident. Ahmeduzzaman, employed by the university since 1991, specializes in child and family studies. He currently is conducting a voluntary research assignment outside the classroom, according to a Feb. 15 statement from CMU and Ahmeduzzaman.
|Title||1994-02-21; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday,February 21, 1994 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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