1996-04-12; Central Michigan Life
|Previous||1 of 14||Next|
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
large ( > 500x500)
Loading content ...
A***** ^TEARSV Central I I C C Michigan LITE FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1996 VOLUME 78. NUMBER 79 MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 ©1996 CM LIFE (517)774-3493 14 PAGES Investigation supports DPS officers' actions By I LITE Staff Write No officers or students will face CMU disciplinary charges reflated to the Jan. 28 incident at Washington Street Apartments in which four students were arrested and allegations of excessive police force were made. According to an internal investigative report released Thursday by the university, the two CMU officers who participated in tin' party break-up will face no reprimand, hut their judgment in calling for back-up and using a chemical agent was questioned. The students originally claimed racial bias on the part of the officers, hut later retracted the claim. No disciplinary action is sought against any of the students involved, although the report concluded they were Recommendations and finding •Neither Leo Mioduszewski nor Les Rosan, DPS officers call, used excessive force in the arrest process. •Lack of DPS policies governing when stand-by assistance should be called, made it impossible to know if Rosan acted correctly or not in calling the Mount Pleasant Police Department. •Investigators did not come to a unanimous decision whether Rosan and Mioduszewski acted appropriately in using pepper gas on two party-goers. •There was no direct evidence to suggest race was a factor in the arrests. •DPS did not maintain jurisdictional authority over the MPPD indeed non-compliant with the officers* requests that night to end the gathering. officers called to assist, 'which was not consistent with normal department policy. •Use of racial slurs and verbal antagonism by students at the party showed poor judgment •More staffing at DPS is needed. •Specific written policies and procedures need to be created for the officers of DPS. •Students need to recognize the DPS's authority. •Better relations between students and DPS need to be established. •The establishment of a public safety advisory committee should be investigated. The four students involved are Ja-Relle Thomas. Muskegon freshman, who was charged with CLEANING UP LIFE Photo/Bryan Bosch Dave Geek, McGuirk Sand and Gravel employee, cleans up the remains of the home of five CMU students that was destroyed in a fire February 17. The remains of the house will be taken to a licensed landfill in Balding. disorderly person; Dequon James, Muskegon Heights sophomore, who was charged with disorderly person and resisting and obstructing a police officer; Jocylin Stevenson, Muskegon Heights sophomore, who was charged with disorderly person and resisting and obstructing a police officer; and Kiante Smith, Detroit freshman, who was charged with disorderly person and minor in possession of alcohol. Smith's charges were dropped. Stevenson and Thomas both said Thursday they had not yet had an opportunity to review the report. James and Smith could not be reached for comment. The investigation was conducted during the last two months by Angela Haddad, affir- See REPORT Page 2 Administrators react to recommendations By Chris C. Davis LIFfc Staff Writer Recommendations from the university's investigation of the Jan. 28 arrest of four CMU students was met with mixed reactions from CMU administrators Thursday. In a statement in the wake of the report, President Leonard Plachta addressed five key areas of the report, prepared by Angela Haddad, affirmative action officer, and Bruce Roscoe, dean of Students. Plachta's response addressed the issues of staffing of the Department of Public Safety, policies used by campus police and other area police agencies, the creation of a public safety advisory committee and relations with students. Plachta agreed with the report's recommendation for DPS to make an effort to have a diverse staff. According to Plachta's written response, MI know this is a major concern of the department as it works to recruit and retain minority officers in a highly competitive marketplace. I encourage See REACTION Page 6 jgg rn-rv^ii r g^r ^ bee REACTION Ka Enberg shares story of his 'humble beginnings' at CMU r Dnun Fi«;h#»r ninf*« " *T thought if thev were ^oii By Doug Fisher LIFE Staff Writer World-renowned sportscaster Dick Enberg delighted a near- capacity crowd with his special brand of anecdotes and humor at Warriner Auditorium Thursday evening. Enberg related the story of his "humble beginnings" and how a "nobody" in a school of about 3,000 students at CMU became a somebody that millions of people watch and listen to as a commentator for NBC Sports. "We were all under the category of nobodies," Enberg said. "The majority of students were country kids with humble begin nings. As a boy growing up in Armada, Enberg's mother worked on CMU's campus, which at that time was known as Central Michigan College of Education. One day, Enberg was speaking with then President Charles Anspach when Anspach asked him about college. "1 knew I didn't want to be an apple farmer," Enberg said, explaining that he graduated from high school third out of 33 classmates. A week after submitting an application, Enberg received his acceptance4 letter with an offer of a $100 scholarship to attend. I thought if they were going to pay me big money, I'm going," he said. While at Central, Enberg applied for a custodial job at WCEN for $1 an hour one of his fraternity brothers was vacating. The director there thought Enberg had a good voice and offered him a weekend disc jockey gig that paid $1 an hour. Three weeks later, WCEN's sports director left and Enberg took over doing Central Michigan and Sacred Heart football and basketball games. "I always talked a better game See ENBERG Page 14 Enberg looks back at collegiate days with some close friends at reception By Eric Herter LIFE Assistant Sports Editor Friendships have carried Dick Enberg from the local atmosphere of Mount Pleasant to some lofty places. Yet the 1957 CMU graduate always looks back with fondness on his days as a Chippewa. In a post-speech reception in the President's Room at the Bovee University Center, Enberg looked back at those collegiate days with some close friends and selected members of Central's student body and faculty. "You learn that your friendship with fellow students and professors from college are there for a lifetime," Enberg said. "High school relationships are great, but it's those friends that you develop in college that will get you through some tough times. "The vvay I define a friend is someone that I can call upon when I'm at a trying time in my life or just need to talk." Though his work with NBC LIFE Photo/ Katherine Gawlowski Renowned sportscaster Dick Enberg was warmly welcomed by his Phi Sigma Phi fraternity brothers at a reception held in his honor in the President's Room of the UC Thursday evening. Sports often carries him far from Michigan, he said he always tries to keep in touch with his close collegiate friends. The upcoming year for Enberg will hflnre him racking up his fair share of frequent flyer miles. His stops around the world include the French Open and Wimbledon Championships tennis tournaments and numerous See RECEPTION Page 6 Administrators question U.S. News and World Report ranking By Dave Borough LIFE Staff Wriv-r The 199b* US News and World Report America's Best Colleges guide ranked CMU in the top tier among rmdwestcrn colleges and universities, hut some university officials have problems with the school we lee tion process According to Ken Smith, inter im assistant vice provost of Institutional Research and Planning at Central, US News has changed some items because of criticism, but in general there are still many problems with the survey. "Being ranked in the first tier- is certainly good for CMU," Smith said. "But you have to he careful in how you interpret the data " \T S News and World Report ranked colleges and universities in sections based on the institutions selective admissions, resources, baccalaureate pro grams, research and number of doctorates awarded. CMU did not rank among the top 229 national universities because it does not award a large number of doctorates, he said. The survey asked for financial data and information on students including ACT and SAT scores, high school grade point averages and accepted applicants, he said. A question he thinks is troubling is answering what scores students have received on their SATs He said he feels this question has an east coast bias since many of the rnidwc\stern college's nee the A( *T for admission I v\.uit to put forward the most holiest statistics we have CMU statistics Acceptance rate: Student/faculty ratio: Freshman retention: Graduation rate: Freshmen in top 25% of HS class: 88% 28/1 74% 55% 45% 13% Alumni giving rate: source: Anenca'i Best CoBceu 1996. US. N«ws & World Report and warn people how the data M used," he said Tht» survey ignores how stu dents fit in with certain university programs and issues of interest to a particular student, he said. Provost Richard Davenport said there are always a lot of discrepancies in the survey Th*» information they ask for is not always comparable to other institutions. "People should read these surveys with real reservations," Davenport said. Smith said students should find out more about the programs they are interested with. visit campuses and meet with people when deciding what school to pick. *Tt would be wrong to say, Tin going to CMU or not going to CMU because of this report,* Smith said. "By just looking at the numbers there are a lot of dangers." Smith said CMU attempts to answer every question on the survey. The survey involves people putting in a number of hours calling people on campus and getting the most accurate numbers to answer the questions.
|Title||1996-04-12; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, April 12, 1996 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;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1996 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|