1992-09-25; Central Michigan Life
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i^s^WaSWtSSBWRSK i&?ygi&l^ *->*-*■& ,.. J...... ,.'. nM.iY^n'ir. Friday ^September 25, 1992 feathei "wm b.-,^.. ^.„.. m.... ■■■-.^1^ll Ma^g^aHSfcteESSsi MID 70S HIGH TODAY MID 50$ Mostly sunny LOW TONIGHT rArts and Entertainment ;*#*.?.&&.>.*.«? \.\.^^sl ...... »f..- Not on the skids Group's third release as hard as the first Page 8 Sports ^i^^^fei^^^iiSttii Fuel shortage Rocket quarterback out for CMU game Page 10 Central Michigan LIFE lite VOLUME 75, NUMBER 11 «£> 1992 CM LIFE ^feSC^>^fe&$^ MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 (517) 774-3493 14 PAGES Fraternity members kicked out of house By Rob Patton ! IFF St.-ttf Writer Fraternities and sororities looking to cut the cost of living take the risk of* being inconvenienced later in the semester, as several members of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity recently discovered. On Monday, Lt. James Collin, lire marshal for the Mount Pleasant Fire Department, was notified the Lambda Chi Aipha house. 904 S. University, exceeded the housing code regulation limit of eight people. Collin said he was notified of the discrepancy after a routine insurance audit investigation took place. He would not com ment on the investigation. After questioning Lambda Chi Alpha President Rick Elkow, Collin said he found 15 people living in the house. At press time, Elkow, South Lyon senior, and other Lambda Chi Executive Board members were discussing moving and financial arrangements. Elkow declined to comment on the meeting because he said he wanted to discuss arrangements with residents leaving the house. "(His) only concern is to cooperate fully with the compliances of the law, and to keep the best interest of Lambda Chi members in mind," he said. See LAMBDA Page 2 House passes sexual assault bill University officials wou Id have to give victims more help By Eric Baerren I IFF Copy Editor The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution was passed in 1 789 — and in 1992 in Michigan, victims of sexual assault are a step closer to having their own bill of rights. House Bills 5624 — 5635, the Campus Sexual Assault Victims'Bill of" Rights, was passed Wednesday by a 96-0 vote. The Bill transcended party lines, with supporters on both the Republican and Democratic side. State Rep. Jim McBryde, R-Mount Pleasant, was credited with much of the work in passage by both an independent lobbying group and the chair of the House Committee on Colleges and Universities. McBryde represents the 99th District, which constitutes Isabella and Mecosta counties. McBryde went to his Republican colleagues and asked them to put aside party differences in passing the bill, said Rep. Nate Jonker. D-Clio, chairman of the House Committee on Colleges and Universities. McBryde said he spoke to his Republican colleagues because a number of pieces of good legislation have failed to go anywhere because of party politics. "I felt my side of the aisle needed to hear from me loud and clear on this issue," he said. "1 felt this package was essential to further protecting the victims of sexual assault.'" The package is designed to give victims of sexual assault more rights in counseling and to help them get on with their lives as comfortably as possible, said Alaina Campbell, legislative director of the Michigan Collegiate Coalition. MCC is a student lobbying and advocacy group which has worked to tret the bills passed in the House. The bill of rights would do the following: _■ require university officials to notify civil and criminal authorities after an assault; ■ give victims of sexual assault the protection from university See BILL Page 9 Muscle bound Candidates discuss student vote issue Matt Sheptoski, Westland graduate student, (left) finished first in the lightweight class and Chuck Wegener. Wyoming senior, finished second in the heavyweight class of the 1992 National Phys- LJFE Photo/Steve Schoof cque Committee Central State Body Building Competition Saturday in Detroit. By Jeffrey J. Rush ! IFF ST,iff Writer Teacher ed test process changes Bill changes, now waits in House for concurrence By Erik Nehring Education majors are "getting screwed" because a bill is currently stuck on the floor of the House, said Alaina Campbell, legislative director for the Michigan Collegiate Coalition. MCC is a student voice pushing the Michigan Teacher Competency Testing Program bill through legislation — the bill will assist students having problems with the requirements of Public Act 267, said Elizabeth Hitch., director of teacher education. "There was a public act passed that said pre-service education students must be tested before student teaching," Hitch said. Campbell said there arose a "tremendous amount of confusion" during the implementation of the program. "There was a lack of communication from the Department of Education on down to the universities and students," Campbell said. "Students were taking this test with a week or two notice without being fully prepared." "Students were taking the test before completing specific courses," said Stephanie Arellano, MCC! Chairperson. "Part of what you learn as a student teacher may be helpful for the test." Arellano said. Campbell said students and faculty from many of Michigan's public universities have asked a Joint Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and School Aid for a one-year delay in implementation — until testing procedures could be worked out. When the delay failed to be granted. Representative Bill Keith introduced House Bill 5533 to address concerns about the test. The bill, if passed, would affect when students can do student teaching, Arellano said, and the new legislation "makes the process easier." "The important thing is the change in when they have to take the test," Campbell said. "From pre-student teaching to pre-certification. Currently, the bill is still stuck on the house floor Passed in the House, it was amended in the Senate as the Governor and Senate leadership) hesitated to "grandperson" current teachers — exempting them from taking the tests — when attaining certification in an additional field. The bill returned to the House for a concurrence, "arid it's been stuck there since." Campbell said. Hitch added the importance of the Michigan Education Association's stance. "The Michigan Education Association opposes it because of the provision that calls for certified teachers already teaching to also take the tests to get a new endorsement." Hitch said. "The MEA is a powerful lobby, with a lot of power with the House Democrats. "They've been holding the bill up on the house floor." MCC was part of a working group that sat down and tried to figure out what had to be done to help students, Campbell said. Campbell said MCC! convinced the State Board of Education to pass the implementation of a "free retake" policy (for failed examinations) without passage of the house hill. Students can use the voucher to retake the test, or use the money towards a different test or turn it in for money." Campbell urged opposed students to call the Speaker of the House, "to express that, 'Look, we're getting screwed here.' We have to put pressure on to get it passed." There is a sample letter in Ronan 307 for students interested in writing the House of Representatives on this issue. Local political candidates say they believe the student vote should play a greater role in the upcoming election. The candidates running for the 99th District Seat in the State House of'Represont.atives include incumbent Jim McBryde < R- Mount Pleasant) and Bob Nelson (D- Shepherd), are encouraging students to get involved. "I've always encouraged students with no reason to register at home to register here," McBryde said. "I am aware that some students might register at home or might not be interested in local elections." "I've always encouraged greater participation,.not less (on the part of students)," he said. Nelson agreed with McBryde that students should participate in the upcoming elections. "Students recognize the serious situation that this country is in," Nelson said. "These are difficult times in this nation. "I am sure there will be a record number of students going to the polls this year to let their voice be heard." Both candidates realize the importance of student involvement in the election process. "Students have been so helpful in my campaign," Nelson said. "I can hardly come up with the words to describe their efforts. Their cooperation has been great. "Students are looking for a change in our government," he added. "The student excitement behind the Clinton/Gore ticket is unhel ievable. cc [ 've always encouraged stu dents with no reason to register at home to register here." Ji m McBryde "Students believe in this election. I would encourage all eligible voters over the age of 1 8 to get out and vote," Nelson said. "Irj 1971. I was the student government representative who led the very first voter registration drive at CMU which coincided with the age of" majority being lowered from 21 to LS," McBrvde added. Eve Dodit. Dearborn sophomore, agrees with the two candidates on the importance of" the student vote. "I think there is a very big student resource that the parties can tap into." Dodit said. If you are interested in obtaining more information about the candidates and issues (if the forthcoming elections here are the locations and office hours of the two local party offices. The local Democratic Headquarters. 512 S. Mission, is open weekdays from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. The Republican Headquarters of Isabella County. 2324 S. Mission, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. LIFE Copy Editor Eric iiocrren contributed to this report LIFE Photo/Amy Swartout I State Democratic Chairperson Gary Corbin spoke to the PSC 398/JRIM 397: Election '92 class in Anspach 254 Monday afternoon. 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|Title||1992-09-25; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, September 25, 1992 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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