The Register, 1972-01-21, page 1
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THJ4'5 REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" C^ . tQ VOLUME XL11I, NUMBER 17 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY. GREENSBORO JANUARY 21, 1972 Student Representatives Upset Over Voice In University Senate By Roanld Topping Editor-in-Chief Student representatives to the University Senate are upset over what has been termed "deliberate acts" to exclude them from Senate committee meetings. Norman Johnson, a senior Mechanical Engineering major, acting chairman of the Students of the University Senate (SUS), a newly formed group to combat the problem stated, "We are just figure heads with not much voice." Johnson indicated that there will be a meeting of all the student representatives Sunday at 2:00 o'clock in the Student Union. The purpose of the group will be to discuss proposals before the general sessions. Johnson added that, "from talking with students no one knows what is going on." Gerard E. Gray, chairman of the University Senate, indicated that, to his knowledge/ students were being notified of the committee meetings. Gray also indicated his willingness to meet with students in order to "thrash out the problems," in a telephone interview last night. He also explained that the chairman of each committee is responsible for informing the members of his committee of upcoming meetings. Students were said to have complained of the situation in October and were promised early notification which has not been forthcoming. No students helped in the committee reports presented at the December meeting according to Johnson. Johnson also expressed concern over the "dog-eat-dog" atmosphere of the meetings. "It's the students vs. faculty," he added. He feels students are not treated on an equal basis. Gray in reaction said, "From my observation the students are very responsible and fairly knowledgeable of topics." According to Gray, the meetings are conducted by Robert's Rules of Order and are orderly and he has not observed the "dog- eat- dog" atmosphere. Along with the need for notification of committee meetings, there is also a need for handbooks which will explain in detail the operation of the University Senate. There seems to be a misunderstanding of who is to be on the University Senate. According to Johnson, "Sometimes there are people who are not from any (academic) department. He also added that "everybody there usually votes." In his opinion students need handbooks to see who is to be there and who is not. Gray again indicated his willingness to work with the students in order to help work out the problems. "I will see if there is something we can get to help them" he said. Ron Ivey, SGA president, who is helping the SUS organization get started stated that, "We (SGA) felt that it was imperative that such a group be organized for the progressive movement of the student body." Ivey feels the organization should meet at least twice a month while "dealing with the turmoil of genesis." The first meeting is slated for this Sunday. Dr. WEBB Being Sworn In A&T Professor Enters N.C. House Of Rep. Arch. Student Wins Reynolds Al. Award By Deborah Mc Rae The Architectural Engineering ■Department held a project to design a building structure which would serve as a receptional and security center. The Reynolds Aluminum Company sponsored the project and gave $300 award to the winner. Douglas Camp, a junior A. E. major from Bessemer City, received the award. He followed the goals set for each participant in making his structure. The goals were to make the structure economical and at the same time to use as much aluminum as possible. The project was set up through a class, Design I, in the A. E. Department . Each student was instructed to make a workable project that would receive a grade. The $300 served as an incentive for the participants. The contest served to set and provide a competitive atmosphere for the participants and provide more involvement (See Students, Page 4) By George Johnson On Tuesday of this month, Dr. Alfreda Webb, a biology professor and a non practicing veterinarian, added her name to the increasing list of prominent Black people who have had a significant effect on the course of history, by being sworn in as a member of the state House of Representatives. This ceremony had dual significance in that Dr. Webb is the first Black female to serve in the state legislature since reconstruction'andjSecondly, she is the first Black woman to serve as State Representative in North Carolina history. The Guilford county Democratic Executive Committee nominated Dr. Webb to fill the seat vacated by Mc Neill Smith. Dr. Webb has been active in politics since her undergraduate days at Tuskegee. Dr. Webb, who describes herself as a liberal Democrat states that she was active in voter registration drives. According to the Dec. 13, edition of the Greensboro Record, Dr. Webb was quoted as saying "Back then it was tough for a Negro to vote in Alabama? we had quite a difficult time getting people registered because of the tactics used by the election board. They had a very difficult appUcation form they made Negroes fill out. If every V wasn't dotted or every 't' crosse4 they declared you unqualified." Dr. Webb and others obtained copies of the form and assisted potential voters in the proper way to fill them out. (See A&T, Page 5) Drug Rules Spur Varied Student Comment By Alice Hobbs The new drug regulations have undoubtedly added to the concern about drug abuse on the campus. The reflection of this concern is indicated in the opinions given by various students in the Aggie Community. Floyd Lea, a freshman art design major.stated, "Since being caught with drugs would lead to immediate dismissal, I think it would be wise for students to report themselves as a drug user to the health officials for treatment. The regulation passed on drugs is reasonable because it is for the benefit of the university as a whole." Debra Shanks, a junior chemistry major, commented, "I don't think the main problem is treating the people but getting the people who need help to come in for treatment. It is a good idea for the administration and infirmary staff to attempt to help the students who want it." Charles Grady, a junior mechanical engineering majoi; said, "I think it is fair that students should be dismissed because having drug users on campus will have a tendency to influence other students to use drugs." One male senior Aggie comments on the drug regulations by saying, "This may be the only way to help do away with drugs on the campus. The past lenient rules haven't seemed to help; and, although the regulations may seem unreasonable to many, I feel they are very necessary if we will ever rid the campus of drugs. People seem to become human vegetables when they use drugs for a long length of time and,for that reason, I feel they should turn themselves in for help." Curtis Shoffner, a sophomore business administration majoi} stated that "The drug regulations are fair to the students but they are for the improvement of the students and the entire university community." Barbara T. Joyner, a senior foods and nutrition major, commented, "My major question concerning the recent drug proposal to help students on drugs is whether those who need help have bothered even to read the information circulated and also since these laws have been passed how effective will they actually be?" A senior male student stated, "The proposed drug action is good and, if the laws are fully enforced, it could do the campus a lot of good. A drug user is not a criminal but someone who is sick and I think that those who want help could benefit from the drug regulations. Drugs can also hinder a person from fulfilling his purpose as a student here at A&T." Stella Knight, a junior office administration major,commented that "The rules are good but I don't think that they will be that effective. It's drugs on campus but officials haven't caught that many yet and I doubt they will even with the new drug regulations." Mary Minnicks, a junior business education major, stated, "If the drug users are willing to commit themselves to medical attention, I feel there will be less persons trying to commit suicide on campus. If the drug user is caught through the screening process I don't beleive that he' should be dismissed because it's possible he did not have the will to report himself for help and accept treatment. If the drug user is dismissed for not reporting himself, the purpose of eliminating drugs would still not be solved."
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