The Register, 1972-10-13, page 1
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THf^5 REGISTER '•r-ntiDi ctc luiorKiccc cno rr\upi ptf rrtMuiTUFNT" v— - -*—• "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT' VOLUME XLIV, NUMBER 8 NORTH CAROUNA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY. GREENSBORO OCTOBER 13, 1972 State SGA Heads Formulate Proposal For Governors (Photo By Lewis) The Cloudy Question Of Health Services Still Hangs Over Aggies EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles on the proposals to be submitted to the Board of Governors and the Z973 General Assembly. By Ronald P. Topping Editor-in-Chief The Student Government heads of the state's institutions of higher learning have compiled a list of proposals and recommendations which they will present to the Board of Governors and the State Legislature sometime after the November 7 election. The Proposal is slated for after the election, according to A&T SGA president Larry Hinton, in order for "everyone to be elected." The recommendations which deal with a number of issues call on the Board of Governors to establish a uniform "Bill of Student Rights" which will preserve the rights of all students as citizens of the United States and the State of North Officials Working To Ease University's Medical Crisis 'By Cassandra Wynn A solution to A&T's medical crisis may soon be forthcoming. In a meeting Thursday night of the Greensboro Medical Society,' Dr. Flotilla Watkins, the physician assisting the university in providing medical services to students, and Dr. William Parker, associate dean of Student Affairs, informed the group of A&T's situation of not having a doctor under contract to work with Health Services. The group decided to appoint three persons to help A&T find a solution to its medical problem. Dr. Watkins indicated in the meeting that he would like to be relieved of medical duties at A&T as soon as possible. Officials who work with medical services at A&T have revealed the possibility of four solutions to the crisis. One solution would be to have a rotation o_f doctors working at A&T' Infirmary. The rotation idea would mean a . docton. each month rendering services for the school. Sources indicate that the majority of these doctors would be Black. Another solution would be to secure a foreign doctor. Securing a doctor from a local hospital to operate clinics was offered as a solution. One other solution would be to recruit a young doctor just out of medical school. Dr. Jesse Marshall, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, stated that for the purpose of recruiting a young physician. Sources indicate that the possibility of recruiting a young doctor is not feasible until the 72-73 school term. Mrs. Thelma Vines, director of Infirmary, stated that "students have accepted the problem well." She feels that "everything is smooth considering the circumstances." On the average the doctor sees fifteen persons during a clinic. Dr. Watkins is seeing an average of twenty persons a clinic. If You Failed To Register One Last Opportunity By Jacqueline Glisson The November 7th election draws closer each day. Students who failed to register by the deadline of October 9th, have one last golden opportunity to execute their civic responsibility, according to Mrs. Jane Patterson, chairwoman of the Greensboro Democratic Campaign Headquarters. Students attending the Voter Registration meeting in Harrison Auditorium last Monday night were provided with recent developments and explanations of voter registration. According to Mrs. Patterson, a special temporary ballot now exists named the PR-ballot. The .PR - ballot allows an individual in good civic standing to register temporarily in his home county to be eligible to vot only for the president and the vice-president. It is especially provided for those who are eligible to vote, yet did not register by the (See Last, Page 11) Carolina." The group asked the Board to approve the recommendation in order to prevent future disruptions and discontent on the university camp-jsgs of the state. The "Bill" is patterned after the Bill of Right and asks the University system to guarantee the same right to students on college campuses they would enjoy in the larger society. Freedom of speech, press, and assembly, and protection from unreasonable search and seizure are high on the list of rights requested by the student leaders. The group also requests that the Board prohibit the individual campus administrations from interfering with the appearance of a .speaker because of his political or ideological affiliations. Perhaps the most dymanic of the student recommendations was the request that the Board "recognize that the doctrine of In Loco Parentis" is no longer applicable" and recognize the students as adults and citizens. However, notably absent from the request was any ■recommendation for student input into the revue of faculty and administrators on state college campuses. In calling on the university system to drop the idea of the university as "parent away from home" the group asserted that the "University is not the arbiter of student morals or personal affairs nor is it the enforcer of societal norms." The statement went on to assess the student's obligation ot the university as "an educational enterprise, not to the University as a state agency subject to public censure." The group will go before the General Assembly and it called on the members of the Board as a group and as individuals, to seek a reduction in the tuition fees for both in and out - of - state students. The group termed the increases in in - state tuition planned by the Board of Governors a "desperation effort" by the state to raise monies it has lost through the decline of out - of-state students." The leaders recommend that the Board reconsider the increase in tuition in light of the present economic conditions, "particularly in view of the N.C. average per family income of $3,700 being among the lowest in the nation." Therefore' the group has requested that the Board* bring the level of tuition back to the 1970- 1971 level. State Auditors Order Halt To Student Loans By Ethel Evans Daily, students come by the Student Government Association office to seek a loan. Unfortunately, the SGA cannot give any loans to students because of past experiences. Over the past five years, approximately $9,000 was loaned out to students, with only approximately $2,000 in return. Due to the fact that these back loans have not been paid, the State Auditor's office says no more will be given until a method has been secured to get those back loans. A few possible solutions to this problem have been discussed, but no definite plans have been made. The North Carolina law states that wages of the co-signer can be garnished; however, this cannot be instituted because if the cosigner's (faculty and staff members) checks are garnished, then no one would co-sign for student loans. Again there would be no safeguard that the student would pay back. The State Auditor is suggesting that the school get rid of student loans all-together, but the administration of the school refuses to do this. The SGA does want to do something about this situation because of its concern for students who need emergency loans. "To show our concern for the student body, we have even gone so far as to try to set aside a portion of the SGA budget for student loans until someone comes up with a solution. However, we found out that this method is totally illegal. I, personally, have loaned money to students who (See Loans, Page 10)
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