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Flagstaff Lumberjack (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, Flagstaff, Arizona Tell by Amy Nevitte the Lumberjack for the first time in naut 90-year history University administration has capped enrolment when it appeared that 16,500 students would be attending the Flagstaff and satellite campuses this Hill an increase of 700 to 1,000 students Over last year officials decided to act a was of aug. 5, we decided we would process completed paperwork but would not accept any new applications for full time undergraduate students Quot Nau president Eugene Hughes said. The University accepted applications for Par time and evening students until the aug. Is deadline Hughes said. The enrolment Cap comes As a result of the findings of a special task Force assigned by Hughes to evaluate the needs of students and the availability of resources to fill those needs said David Markee chairman of the enrolment planning task Force Epif. A we were reaching the maximum of How for we could go with the resources we have a Markee said. Markee and die other members of the Epif which included Deans of some of die different schools and administrators advised Hughes to Cap enrolment after examining the availability of full time faculty members classroom space and Nippon services. These services include housing and dining facilities the Library the advisement Center and the learning Center. Both Hughes and Markee said they were concerned about losing 16,000 Mark next year. This year the number of students in Flagstaff will total approximately 15,000, Hughes said. Markee said that funding allotted the University for enrolment growth in the next few years will be enough to accommodate the additional 1,000 students. Markee Points out projects such As the a we were looking for a reasonable number of students to effectively provide a Quality education at this institution. F a David Markee. Chairman enrolment planning task Force that there would not the deadline for application was aug. Site said. Associated students of Nau president sue Sisley was supportive of the enrolment Cap but also was upset because students were not included on the Epif and subsequently were left out of the decision process. A we the students Are experts in higher education issues because we Are the Consumers of the product this University is Selling higher education a she said. A student input enhances the integrity credibility and Validity of every decision the administration the one to one learning atmosphere that is a trademark of Nau. A we were looking for a reasonable number of students to effectively provide a Quality education at this institution a Markee said. Hughes has proposed a plan to the Arizona Board of Regent calling for a permanent enrolment Cap of 16,000 student on the Flagstaff Campus to become effective in two or three years. University of Arizona president Henry Koffler has also proposed a permanent Cap of 8,000 at a effective fall 1991. Markee predict the Flagstaff Campus of Nau could reach the Transfer of Babbitt i foil to faculty and the renovation of the social and behavioural sciences building As preparations for past enrolment growth. Student had differing opinions on the enrolment Cap. Albert Khasky an incoming freshman opposes the enrolment Cap because he was Only accepted on a part time basis. Khasky had taken a test necessary for enrolment and was waiting for the test re suit when the University capped enrolment t had asked if there would be a problem with my getting accepted and the administration told me Markee said that it was an oversight that no student were on the Epif. A we had heard so Many concerns of student Over the past few years that we just put together an administrative and academic committee to Analyse their concerns a he said. Many student support the Cap. Quot one of the advantages of Nau is in Small size Rob Dietel senior said. A a in mall for the enrolment Cap because the Quality of education is in direct correlation to size where less is better a he said. Dan Pena Junior agrees. A the reason i came to Nau is because of the close knit Community atmosphere mid More personalized education. Ii use of travel Agency possible in face of investigation l a. In v v despite an ongoing state investigation into alleged improprieties involving the Nau athletic department and in use of grand Canyon travel Agency top University officials remain Uncertain if the department will continue to use the Agency this season. The mix up occurred after the opening of the foil season. An aug. 12 Issue of the arum to pastic reported a potential conflict of interest Case involving athletic director Tom j Urich and assistant athletic director Rick Smith and the in attic department s use of Gray my Canyon travel to Book travel arrangements. Both were co owners of grand Canyon travel for 14 months until Jurich divested himself from the business in March 1987. Smith is still a co owner of the travel Agency. Immediately following to Arizona Republic article Nau president Eugene Hughes asked officials from the office of the Arizona attorney general to conduct an investigation regarding a possible conflict of interest at an aug. 24 faculty address Hughes said that the University will be bypassing travel agencies by going directly to airlines for travel bids. Y and on Friday Hughes clarified that statement by saying that Between now and december Nau will be ask for Bidi by Hughes fetid. Though the president stated that All travel for this season Bas been booked through a charter service he did not Rule out the possibility of grand Canyon travel being used for the current football season. T would assume it teas possible a Hughes said. Quot Jurich a office would but despite the pending investigation and the faculty address Jurich and Smith remain unclear about use of the travel Agency for this fail. Regarding Rhc athletic departments possible use of grand Canyon t Ravel for this season Jurich said that All travel arrange menu for the foil season were Quot already Quot we probably wont have any need to use grand Canyon travel Jurich said in a Telephone interview thursday. But Jurich was still unsure if travel arrangements would be conducted through grand Canyon travel for this season. A Don t really know yet Quot Jurich responded. Quot probably not. Jurich declined further questions. Smith also was Uncertain about any possible use of the Agency for athletic department travel tilts sea of grand Canyon travel said the Agency has not booked any travel for any of the athletic teams for this but Dirk said he is not surprised with tile current confusion that exp i have no idea a Smith said. That s something we will know after the investigation. Fen with the athletic department s immediate travel plans. A i think everybody is treading lightly and they re afraid to say things right now Clark said. Quot we Don know what they Are doing. We Are All confused. Clark said he is also fingered by tile Lack of direct communication Between the University and local travel agencies. / to s aggravating and angering. It affects the entire Community of Flagstaff a Clark said. University spokesperson Steve Stern said a Likely reason for Jurich a misunderstanding concerning the travel plans for this season was the athletic director s possible absence from the faculty address. This decision was just recently made and i m not sure Tom was actually there when the decision was made at the annual faculty address for the semester a Stem said. Assistant state attorney general Michael Cudahy refused to comment on the Case citing that the investigation was still incomplete. If by Theurich and Smith Are con gee athletics Page 6 bovid Ripley Ake Lumberjack Sam Hanna moves into Mountain View Hail. The Sophomore said his new dorm room is a Hale smaller than a his old room in Tina Ley Hail but la better Over ail. A a Tiad Moth Balow Raga in Raga ii overbooking of residence Halls for fourth year creates close conditions in temporary housing toy Jennifer Doxsee thei 7> Lumberjack imagine five girls living in one room the me of two mull dorm rooms furnished with three hunk Beds one mull Mirror one sink and one tiny closet. Sophomore undecided major Connie Clark and Junior engineering major Christy White both live in this room called temporary housing or a expanded occupancy a with three other were even thinking about posting times for people to use the rink and Mirror. We re a it is so frustrating Mirror and rink with five dark said. Quot we have All been sent letters telling us to search for people Clark said. Quot we have nowhere to study or keep our Rick Bra Ridel director of residence life said there Are approx Beds placed around we usually Lei 200-300 extra m Rowels with one other person but we All want the convenience of la Lions living on Campus but not with five die said. Everyone can be housed Traudel the a the fourth year in a Row a gift Imp Mac Caw it he mkt. Students placed in temporary about the overcrowding situation Are the former residents of Babbitt Hall. These residents were placed in Raymond mall when Babbitt was turned into offices. A we were promised three person rooms because we were moved out at such Short notice and now they have placed temporary housing students with us a said one former Babbitt resident to is not Only unfair to us it is unfair to the residents placed Wilh us. Most of them Are freshman laying to Deal Wilh College life and they done to even have permanent places to live he mid. Another Raymond resident stupid for residence news 0&-. 2 4 feature a # commentary to entertainment sports in j -.23 / ski 17 in this Issue a former Nav student from Kiwi tells How his family is affected by the iraqi invasion. P 13 i a. R i s8kbhi is i Al ii

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