The Register, 1972-01-28, page 1
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thl4'5 register "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLHI, NUMBER 17 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY. GREENSBORO JANUARY 28, 1972 ——.— . . I a» Old Vanstory Photo By Mike Braye Work Begins On 'Old Van' By Gail Ross Old Vanstory, the last of the original buildings which composed the early A&T campus, is now being renovated to house five departments that are now in the Dudley Building. Old Vanstory will be the new home of Counseling and Career Placement Center, Planning and Development, Public Information, Sports Information and Cooperative Education. The renovation process being used is called "Adaptive Restoration" and is currently an acceptable way for restoring older structures which may have been destroyed. The process takes a sound structure in a desirable location and converts it for new uses by re-deploying existing space and adding new equipment and furnishing along with the necessary mechanical and electrical work to create essentially a new facility in an existing structural shell. An example is the Fayetteville mayor's office. Money for renovation comes from the A&T cluster which is a group of thirty-three industrial firms that joined with A&T to improve the over-all educational program. Their contributions are of two categories: cash contributions of approximately $3500 " and gifts-in-kind (materials) which is approximately $9,178. The labor is to be supplied by the Physical Plant Office and preliminary remodeling has begun and is expected to be completed in the next six to eight months. One of the main reasons for renovation is the need of space for job placement and recruiters. The new structure will have booths for interviews, a Career Information Library and a student work room. Old Vanstory was occupied in 1896 and lasted through a fire in 1925. It was occupied by males for 55 years and converted to a women's dorm in 1951. It was last used in 1969. SUS Members Meet To Air Grievances To Adminstration By Betty MUler Members of the Students of the University Senate held another meeting Wednesday night. The purpose of this meeting., according to Norman Johnson, acting chairman of the group, was to discuss a list of grievances. The meeting was sparsely attended. Of the thirty students on the University Senate, only twelve showed up. The grievances were termed short and long range projects. The short range projects consisted of (1) acquiring books stating the rules and regulations of the University Senate (2) orientation sessions that will enable the students of the Senate to become knowledgeable of what happens in the meetings and what is to be expected (3) sending letters to students informing them of committee meetings, (4) changing the meeting time from 3:00-5:00 to 6:00-8:00. The long range projects are (1) getting students on the Faculty Forum (2) getting students on the Executive Committee of the University Senate. On hand to respond to the grievances for the administration was Gerard E. Gray, chairman of the University Senate. Gray gave an individual reply to each of the grievances. In reference to obtaining books, Gray pointed out that the Constitution Committee has already approved the proposal for handbooks. He added that the administration had them and that he did not know why they had not been given to the students of the Senate. These handbooks will include rules regulations and policies of the University Senate. Gray injected at this point that the procedures (See SUS, Page 5) Campus Security May Stage No-Knock Raids By George Johnson "I have an obsession against drug pushers, and I'm in favor of doing anything to get a pusher, except murder." These were the words vehemently uttered by Marvin B. Graeber, head of campus security. This response by Graeber was made with reference to the new drug regulations that appeared last week in a news letter released by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and others. Graeber expressed his enthusiasm over these new regulations in that he feels that this is an extremely good beginning even though everyone may not agree with the wording. Graeber took time out from studying what seemed to be an extensive blueprint and in a very professional and solemn demeanor explained why he feels so strongly about drug pushers. "Drugs have no place in a struggling Black society," was. one of his first statements. He feels that many students may try drugs out of curiosity, and he wants to help to defer these students from the pusher whom he described as "the biggest, most vicious and chronic liar in the world." The formula for obtaining a drug addict,according to Graeber, is to take an alcoholic and multiply him by 100. The significant factor here is the time element. The difference is that a person becomes an alcoholic over a big span of time whereas one can become hooked on drugs by only three or four encounters . Even though the latest medical findings indicate that marijuana has less deleterious effects than either alcohol or tobacco, Graeber stated that until the law is changed, he will continue to enforce it as a sworn official even though some people may think it is too severe. Graeber further indicated that his office has a number of suspected pushers under surveillance, and that he is in favor of employing such procedures as raids and the no-knock policy. He added that the approximate percentage of women on campus usin« drugs is one third less than of the men. In closing, Graeber regressed to his previous sentiments that the most potent weapon his office would use would be the elimination of the "I-don't-want to-get-involved" attitude of some students. Frye Voices Need Open Admissions Black legislator Henry E. Frye wants this state to adopt some kind of open admissions policy to insure that blacks and other minorities have continued access to the restructured higher education system^ Frye, a graduate of A&T, voiced his opinion Monday night as A&T paid tribute to 31 national firms who have aided the university's development program over the past five years. The legislator also said he is seeking a ruling to get the board of governors for the new higher education system to guarantee racial integration of trustees. Noting the power of this board of governors, Frye said it should start with some kind of "general rule" to name about 20 to 30 per cent whites to boards of trustees of predominantly black institutions. He proposed the same percentage of blacks for predominantly white universities. Frye said these percentages give "a goal to work toward" and noted the need for each trustee board to have representatives of the different races, sexes and political parties. Frye said the time for implementing new policies is within the next six months, before the board of governors take office and the the university system becomes reconstructed. The planning board, an interim board to act for the new system until July, was called "important and powerful" because it determines the top personnel, including the president and vice presidents of the restructured higher education system. This interim board also determines some very important policy decisions, according to Frye, and these will determine how powers are delegated for years to come.
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