1991-01-11; Central Michigan Life
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MID 30 LOWER 20 _ ■ HIGH S TODAY 2' low s tonight B NEWS Spots to fill Chippewa election trims candidate field Page 5 SPORTS Changing times NCAA Convention yields reforms Page 10 Central Michigan FRIDAY January 11, 1991 CMU takes budget request to state HIGHLIGHTS by JENNIFER CHRiSMAN LIFE Assistant News Editor CMU received a 6.5 percent increase in state funding for fiscal 1990 -'91, but now the CMU-received-an-increase party is over as the state recalls 1 percent of that allocation. Yet University administrators remain optimistic and are asking the state — amid its own $1.3 billion deficit — for a 13.5 percent appropriations increase for next year. The increase would bring CMU's state appropriations up to $64,688,847 for fiscal 1991 -'92. "We believe it's a responsible request from articulated need," said Jerry Scoby, executive assistant to the president for Budget and Planning. "We understand the state is going through a difficult time." Among highlighting other budget needs, the request also calls for a tentative 8 percent tuition increase for next year. Scoby added that while the state is short of money, so is CMU and the University must make its "well-documented needs" known in order to receive available state resources. "Our intent with that was 'here's a total request . . . we would still need an 8 percent increase in tuition.' " Scoby said. "It is subject to change — up or down," Scoby said. President Edward B. Jakubauskas said the 8 percent figure is "just there for planning purposes. I want to keep it as close to zero as possible." The 13.5 percent increase includes three highlighted items. Those items include $3.1 million See RECALL Page 2 Computer trouble brings long lines, short tempers to drop and add at Finch Sign Or The Times "75*" fe?;--."--^. LIFE Photo/Jim Fassinger Signs protesting the military build-up in the Persian Gulf are appearing around campus. A student dashes by this one on Anspach Hatl which says "Peace Saddam". by TOM KENDRA LIFE Copy Editor An already-hectic class adjustment week became even worse when computer problems forced registration officials to cancel Wednesday's Drop/Add session. The cancellation shortened Drop/Add to two days instead of three, which created out-the- door lines Thursday and officials expect a similar situation today, said Associate Registrar Ron Finch. On Thursday, one of two converters — strained with nine computers hooked up to it — overheated sporadically and caused weary students to wait even longer, said Tim Snellen- berger, associate director of Computer Services. "People saw the machines going down right in front of them and they were getting upset — which is understandable," Finch INSIDE said. Some students said they waited in line up to six hours Thursday. By 8:30 p.m., students who were at the end of the line had at least two hours left to wait in line. Finch said. The doors closed at 7 p.m. A mob of students waited for the doors to open at Finch at 1 p.m. Thursday, and people pushed and shoved their way See ORDEAL Page 1 5 Minority student group airs concerns to Board by YVONNE C. CLAES LIFE Staff Writer One student group doesn't think its members are setting their sights too high when it comes to advancing minority causes on campus. "We're not asking for the moon," said Eric Farmer, Flint senior. "We're asking to be put on equal ground with others on campus." Cultural Awareness Coalition members want to diversify CMU's community and help minority students at CMU. The group presented a list of nine recommendations to the Board of Trustees at the Board's December meeting. At that meeting, Mitch Kehetian, Board member and Student Affairs Committee chair, suggested the students channel their efforts through appropriate University officials before coming to the Board. Coalition members are in the process of doing that and have put restructuring the Office of Minority Affairs at the top of the Hst. The group would like a senior officer, preferably a vice president or dean, to lead that office. "We need someone in that position to have more stature and power and enough budget to put plans into action," Farmer said. Laura Gonzales, director of the Office of Minority Affairs, heads the See REQUESTS Page 2 King supporters march on toward civil rights dream by KFHS BANRELD L'rF Staff V"'r.ier The fast approaching 15th of January means far more to some than a deadline in the Middle East. Martin Luther King Jr. Week is planned for Jan. 14 - 19. with the celebration of his birthday Jan. 15. Many in the CMU community have joined together to plan events with the theme "Twenty three years and still marching toward the dream." said Steven Clark, assistant director of Minority Affairs. One week has been set aside each January for the past four years to reflect on the accomplishments of King. Two plays, a march, a documentary video, a special dinner and speakers will educate students on King's contributions, Clark said. "When we celebrate his birthday, it should be a celebration of his accomplishments." Clark said. "I think it is very important that we do something to honor Martin Luther King Jr. He was obviously a great figurehead (in American history)." said Martha Logsdon, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of political science. The week is important because it "redefines" what this country is about, said Robert Newby. associate professor of sociology7. He said he could not think of any one person who has made a greater impact on the United States since the See KING Page 7 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.Commemorative Dinner to be held in all residence hall dining commons. 7:00 p.m. Video Documentary examining Dr. King's life and the civil rights movement. At Larzelere Hall lounge. 12:00 p.m. Freedom March from west end of Foust Hall to Warriner Mall. Brief commemoration by speakers James Bozeman and Letitia Perry. 8:00 p.m. Keynote speakers at Warriner Hall. Albion College's Morley Fraser and Friendship Baptist Church's Rev. Lester Stone. Reception following in the Bovee University Center Terrace Room. 7:00 p.m. King Documentary to be shown again in the Heideiburg Haus in the Towers' lower level. 8:00 p.m. The Meeting, a play about a hypothetical meeting between King and Malcolm X, will be presented in Warriner Auditorium. Admission is free. SAC fee changes on hold until Engler decision about tuition cap January 14-19 Rev Mart nL,t-erK:'-.g ,; 8:00 p.m. Master Harold anc Asolo Theatre will present a drama about South Africa in the 1950s at Warriner Auditorium. Admission is 9 to 12 dollars for students, 12 to 15 dollars for non-students. by LAURA PHILLIPS LIFE Editor Considered changes in the way students are assessed the $90 Student Activity Center fee are on hold until CMU finds out Gov. John Engler's views on higher education funding. The fee of $45 a semester for off-campus students, which appears on tuition bills, will remain as is for 1991 - 92, said James Hill, vice president for Student Affairs. In November, University administrators discussed eliminating the fee in favor of a comparable increase in tuition. At the time, they saiJ. the University did not get funding for the rec centers operating costs from previous tuition increases because former Gov. James Blanchard set limits on tuition hikes at the state's public universities. State officials, they indicated, advised CMU to get rid of the line-item charge for the rec center and include it in tuition. The University developed four separate alternatives to the $90 fee. Hill said there has been no further discussion on the issue. "We think it's unwise to take any steps to change (the way it's billed). . . until we know what happens in Lansing," he said. "Certainly it's not something we're going to put on the shelf." For now, however, the fee — which students objected to in rallies and sit-ins last year — will continue to help pay the new building's $1.3 million annual operating costs. Tom Jones, director of Campus Recreational Services, said Wednesday he had not heard of a decision to keep the fee. "It really doesn't make any difference to our department which manner the University uses to identify and collect the dollars," he said. "The only thing that impacts us is how much money we're assigned to operate (the building)." Bob Endriss, budget analyst for higher education in the state's Department of Management and Budget, said Engler's views on tuition still are unknown. "I don't know and I wouldn't want to speculate," he said. "I can't tell you one way or another how tuition will fit into Gov. Engler's budget recommendations." Endriss said the Blanchard administration had a "strict" policy whereby universities had to report their tuition and fee rates to the state, which was geared toward persuading them to keep down the cost of higher education.
|Title||1991-01-11; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, January 11, 1991 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 1991 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|