1997-09-03; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Volume 80. Number 5 Mt. Pleasant. Ml 48859 ©1997 CM LIFE 7<S \/cnr$ of $crzung the coifmumiti/ WEDNESDAY September 3, 1997 20 pages New conflict of interest policy creates concerns Tenure hiring numbers reach second largest in history By shawna McManus Some A-Senate members fear plan cemed senator uf|'?fV.;;: , s t will 'defy the democratic process' wil' 'T'V ^ l hi* Aiadt'iiiu- Senate J r resolve the objec- passed a policy Tuesday tion informally, which will clear up any faculty then be reviewed at the following Haniels said. The nominee will committee nominees' conflict s ^\~ Senate Executive Hoard meeet lit- informed of any objections interest before election to com ing. made by the senator, mittee. The identity of the nomine*' It the objection cannot be Klame Daniels, assistant pro- and th*' reason for the objection resolved informally, the execu- tessor ol management and law. will not be discussed during the tive board will meet with both said the conflict ot interest policy Senate meeting, which raised parties and make a (letennina- concerns any senators t hat have some concern on the part of some t ion by secret ballot. Daniels senateis. said The final decision will be "This defies tho democratic decided with a majority vote of process." saul .James Scott, pro those present fessor of Office and Information "It is really up to the person Systems. "The executive board with an objection to prove that will huddle together, and the rest there is a conflict of interest." Senate meeting and request that of the Senate will not find out Daniels said the election be postponed. about it." In other business, elections Daniels said. The objection will Tlu- nominee ami the con took place tor the Cieneral personnel services. Of the .r>() temporary faculty. 23 teach less than three-quarter me. time objections to nominees. These senators may raise an objection before a meeting and notify the Senate chairperson Senators may also raise an objection of the nominee at th*' Darrow said hiring numbers vary year to year. The largest group of tenured and temporary faculty hired was 100 in 1970. This is the second largest lure of tenure faculty in CMU's history with the record set at 71 for the 198.H-S9 school year, followed by Y.\ in 19.S9-90. Sixty eight faculty opted t<» retire with the retirement incentive program Many retired in May. but several will retire at the end of t his se i ii est er and two will ret ire in May li'l,S. 17dm-at ion Su hcom m ittee. Representatives elected were Oleii Williams, associate professor of physics forth*' natural sci emes university program. Tanya Domina. assistant professor of human environmental studies for the College of Education and Human Service's, and David Aim, biology faculty for the College of Seo ASENATE F'age 8 Strike legislation may have little impact By Angela Cook i ^ \ S: \~ W ■!•?* Spurred by the recent strike at Ferris State University, a house lawmaker is preparing legislation to impose penalties on striking faculty members, but this mav have little impact at CMU. Rep. Ken Sikkema K GrandvilUA is preparing to propose a law to th*' State House ot Representatives that would crack down on public university employees who decide' to strike for any reason during classes by deriving them their paychecks "The legislation I have requested mirrors (the current law i which provides for tines against public school employee.- and employers." ho said "Tin- same penalties should exist for public universities and their employees." Sen. .Joanne Emmons said she will be very interested m this legislation when it arrives in the Senate and said strikes on the university level can be very harmful to students "If th*- students pay for tin- class and it doesn't start that's detrimental to students." she said. "It's been really hard on students at Ferris." David Smith, president of CMU's Faculty Association and associate professor and chaii of religion said tins legislation could prove detrimental to state universit ies. "In general I don't think anti- strike legislation is a good thing in higher education," he said Smith said faculty at state universities often strike for educational reasons, and if faculty are discouraged to strike, the education at that university may suffer. He also said administration is not always interested in heightening the quality of education but rather m the economics See STRIKING Paqe fcs IN SI D » Classified 19 Crossword 19 Et cetera 14-15 Sports 10-11 Voices 4-5 lo reach ( Ml III rii.m.- 774-MM.! 1 M.ul C Ml It r.'cmcj vm is; .mull c-clu 1 .i. iiumbiT (S17I774 7 MI)S ( cntral Mm hi£j 1 1 II 1 Online lull-not .1 l.ll.-ss htlp://w ww.i ml le- I 111! h ctii JAZZ SESSION ■ '■'"'?&> -a -. i- Zr^-,- '.a ■'. ^7;. "A- '"i-.* - • *■» fe •••■ ..-"'•v i. i^ji^^; ■tl »-U mte£gmt&& ■&* ■*&**■ «*4>-fc Jr^Of» S^-r-'A l-MRTCN • CM LAP CMU's Jazz Percussion and Steel Drum Ensemble performed Monday afternoon at the Montreux - Detroit Jazz Festival. The percussion ensemble performed four steel band pieces and three small group jazz pieces. Director Robert Hohner, has recorded five CD's with the group and the latest is scheduled for release in late 1997. Crossway stop signs will arrive right away ■ Students should use caution when crossing Washington Street LIFE Staff Reports Students crossing Washington Street should be a bit more cautious as the final touches to the road construction project are finished up this week. When the resurfaced road opened Friday, lines for a crosswalk used by students to walk to and from the Towers had been moved to Washington Street and Ottawa Court. However, unlike th*' previous crosswalk, students need to pay extra attention to traffic as the new location hasn't had a stop sign installed yet. Duane Ellis, city engineer and director of Public Works for Mount F-Measant. said city workers should have the new stop sign up "probably by Wednesday." "We had to wait four- days to get clearances from underground utilities." he said. Ellis said the new crosswalk location should also help relieve the congestion of vehicles trying to turn out of Ottawa Court. Another part of th*- construction project expected to be finished this week are conduits which contain wires powering street lights on Washington Street. For the last few nights, the lights have not been on. Consumer Energy crews were working on the project Tuesday and power to the' lights should be restored soon. Ellis said The- conduits will make future wire repairs easier smce the wires wiii hi' in a pipe, he >aid "In the past, the wires were buried under the pavement or strung above on the lines." Ellis said. "Now with th*' conduits, there will be several access points where they will know where the wires are." The remaining road construction on Washington Street includes curb repair and other minor work that will not affect traffic. Colleagues, friends gather to remember Johnie Smith By Angela S. Vandenberg A near capacity crowd attended a memorial m honor" of .Johnie Smith, assistant professor of history, Tuesday night in the Bovee I'niversity Center Auditorium to pay tribute to and remember a man who contributed not just to ('Ml', but to everyone he know. "I)r. Smith did more for ('Ml' and its students than most of us manage in careers that are much longer." said I)avid MacLeod, interim chair of the history depart ment. MacLeod said he first met Smith, at the time a (Will graduate student. 12 years ago All departments want bright, intelli gent and excit ing teachers. MacLeod said. some of her memories ot Smith She said adding Smith had surpassed all of those Smit h had a way of making things happen q i laht ies. "Smitty brought us students. He h-ought ns enthusiasts tor history." MacLeod saul Every student should have one great teacher in college that makes a difference, he said ".Johnie did that time and time again," MacLeod said of his colleague and friend One col league of thi that were and trying to change morally wrong. "When his dissertation was over he asked me to go somewhere quiet with him to talk ami he told me he wonted to sing th*- Battle Hymn of the Republic because of the vnd of his dissertation," the colleague said with tears in her eyes. Along 4£, ' i with the speaker, the crowd sang an ^iwl excerpt of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. SMITH A second colleague from WSU said Smith was a remarkable thinker and performed extremelv well what were consid- Smith's from Wayne Stat*- I'niversity. a ered tlu- most difficult classes in his field, school he previously attended, shared "I've been here since 19ht> and he is the most remarkable graduate student I have ever seen at Wayne State," Smith's colleague said. Robert Smith, graduate student and a residence hall director in Thorpe Hall, shared a memory about the time Smith spent with him discussing his independent study on African history. "T wouid have my books m my hand with everything highlighted but th*' chapter title and he would rattle off everything I should have highlighted," Robert Smith said. "Except he never had any books and that7s what kind of bothered me." Robert Smith said with a laugh. See TRIBUTE Page 8 Fish, reptile top pet list for students living on campus By Emily Gerkin t I* t A.,-- •/.■■!■■< For' most students, coming to ('Ml' means leaving their1 loved ones behmd. and that includes not only mom and dad but Sparky. Fluffy and Tweety too. The end result'.'* A mad dash of students flocking to local pet stores and the animal shelter to find new companions. Campus rules, according to Residence Life, limit students to having tropical fish in th*- residence halls And most local landlords have strict rules and penalties which hunt and prohibit what kinds of pets students can keep. Vicki Love, owner of Fish Head Aquariums, \'.i'Z'.\ S. Mission St., said lish are definitely th*- most popular selling item to students. but sales have gone down m the past five years. She said tlu- most popular fish arc goldfish, bettas and African cichhds - a type offish that eats smaller fish. "They usually can't afford a lot, so they buy a bowl or' small set-up," Love said II they can afford more, Love said reptiles are also popular A total package including a snake, lights and a heating rock can cost more than $200 Bill Emhrev, owner' of the Zoo I'et Shop, 112 S. Mam St . said oscar or dempsey fish are his biggest sellers, as well as small turtles. His pet shop also oilers larger animals such as puppies, hamsters, rabbits and kittens. Some students only keep their pets for th*- school year and then return them because they cant take them back home or into their new residence. "We g"t a lot of returns at the i-nd of the school year, especially big, nasty fish," Love said. "Sometimes they toll us up front that they or.lv want them for the year or semester because Mom or Dad won't let them bring t hem home " Embrey agreed that most of PETS K LmH SABR1NA BURTON • CM LlFt Freckles Bosma, 4 months, owned by Vicki Townley, Rockford junior, spends most of her time playing in the blinds of Vicki's apartment in Yorkshire Commons.
|Title||1997-09-03; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, September 3, 1997 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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