The Register, 1971-02-25, page 1
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Archives ""- F- D. Bluford Library .J- C. A & T State University Greensboro, N. C. 2741] Tourney Schedule Seats A&T Against Maryland (SEE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE PAGE 7) THL&5 REGISTER "THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE WILL BE HEARD' VOLUME XLll, NUMBER 16' NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO ■ ; ■ — » ——' i**a FEBRUARY 25, 1971 James Farmer Speaker At Convocation James Farmer By Diane Bell James Farmer, former assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and former National Director, will be keynote speaker at the Founder's Day - New Careers Convocation on March 3 at 10 a.m. in Charles Moore Gymnasium. Farmer will speak on the topic "New Careers for All." Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, president of the university, will preside at this occasion. Farmer was one of the pioneers of the direct action movement which has characterized the civil rights movement since 1942. He has been in jail several times and SGA Prexy Evaluates Progress At Mid-Year By Clarence D. Robertson SGA President, Matthew Simpson, reasserted his.' commitment and the SGA staff to solving student problems on campus in an interview conducted in his office Tuesday. Simpson pin-pointed the present dining hall situation as the most pressing problem confronting students on campus. He stated that the negative attitudes of some of the cafeteria workers stem directly from students not bussing their trays. One solution Simpson plans to initiate is an attempt to have people on the dining hall floor to encourage students to bus their trays. Presently, he stated, no one is hired specifically in the cafeteria to bus trays, and this further causes a manpower shortage in serving the students. Finally, concerning this increasing problem, the president says,"The administration has shown no concern whatsoever with the cafeteria situation; and therefore, we the students are getting cheated." GRADING SYSTEM Simpson also reports he has begun to execute steps to change A&T's present system of incorporating "F's" on students' transcripts. He has contacted UNC-CH, Duke University, and NCCU to find out their systems and will make comparisons with A&T's present system. As soon as the current information is obtained by SGA, it will be released to the student body. SPRING ELECTIONS Commenting briefly on the upcoming spring elections, Simpson revealed that elections will be held around April \5. instead of March as stated in the SGA Constitution. In addition, he's planning for the Coronation of Miss A&T (ll>71-72) to be held on May I. There is also a possibility of selecting a Miss Homecoming to reign over that week's festivities. Simpson noted. SECURITY OFFICERS "I'll be damn, he almost ran over me," exclaimed the SGA President, as he flagrantly criticized some of Ihe actions of (See SGA. Page 4) involved in many labor movements. He served as national director of CORE from 1961 until 1966 when he resigned to head the Center for Community Adult Education, a private agency established to develop and implement a national literacy program. On April 2, 1969, James Farmer was appointed Assistant Secretary of HEW with The Office of New Careers and The Office of Child Development under his personal attention. He is author of a book entitled. Freedom - When? and he is currently working on a*n autobiography. Farmer is being brought to the university by the North Carolina Fellows Program. This program consists of a screened group of academically - talented students here at the university and it is sponsored by the North Carliona Leadership Institute. Inc. The program permits the body of students to invite to a private session any national figure. Other participants on the program will be Lane Miller, a freshman from Kannapolis, who will represent the North Carolina Fellows; Matthew Simpson, SGA president: Dr. George Gay.Jr.. pastor of Saint Stephen^ United Church of Christ: W. I. Morris, director of College Placement Services; and the university choir and band. Classes will be suspended from 9:00 to 12:00. Students Organizing To Iron Out Problems Involving The Faculty By Lance Vanlandingham A group of Political Science students and other concerned students met Tuesday afternoon in Hodgin Hall to iron out some faculty problems that students run into on this campus. Among the problems expressed by the group was a lack of care for the students by certain faculty members; one such faculty member had 17 students drop out of his class last semester. Likewise, a lack of student organization and apathy by the student body was also pointed out. This apathy could be noted by the fact that only 22 students came to the meeting. In suggesting ways to remedy this faculty problem, the Political Science students indicated several ways to combat this situation. The tions were (1) writing letters io ine Alumni informing them of the way A&T actually run. (2) strengthening the SGA and making it independent of the administration. (3) establishing a Teacher Review Board, made up of students. (This board would meet before the teacher is hired.). (4) and engaging in a letter and poster campaign to educate the student body. To further expand their effort to solve the faculty problem, the group plans to contact all individual student groups and enlighten the student body. Tuesday Afternoon Political Science Meeting (Staff Photo By Len Conley) All Power To The Aggies In Copping CIAA Crown
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