The Register, 1972-11-03, page 1
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THJ-4^7 REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" ( *"*' —■—■——!»^™ |. ft; VOLUME XLIV, NUMBER 11 NORTH CAROUNA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY. GREENSBORO NOVEMBER 3, 1972 Reorgan iza t ion of Student Court Slated by Rivers A Record Crowd Joins Janice Morgan in Cheering Aggies to a 16-13 Victory over Morgan. Shaw President Urges Full Participation In Today's Society The president of Shaw University Sunday urged that blacks fully participate in the larger society, but said they should not imitate that society. "Blacks must inject a different, kind of perspective," said Dr. J. Archie Hargraves in the annual alumni sermon here. "If there is a genuine black perspective," said Hargraves, a native of Greensboro, "it is to be creative, not imitative." He said any black contributions to society should not be based on scorn or hate. "We are going into a new kind of world," said Hargraves, "because there is a crisis in each social institution that we have." Pointing to recent gains mady by blacks, he said., "We have come a long way. We are almost to the Promised Land, but we are not there; Where we are now means that it is potentially poss'ble not to be treated with contempt: and that black people have discovered their roots." "The new society," said Hargraves," must not replace the white-over.-black idea with black- over-white. We must make a new way." "We must first remember where we have been, then forge a history," he said. "But it is not enough to just go back. We must look ahead to where we are going." Hargraves said the very contours of the world are changing, economically, politically, and socially . "We've come a long way," he said again, "but we must begin to own, control and manage." By Cassandra Wynn The system in which students are to be judged by their peers is undergoing total reorganization, according to Robert Rivers, student body Attorney General. "Due to inefficiencies which occurred last year between the attorney general and students in regard to infractions, the student Court is in the process of total reorganization." Rivers pointed out that these inefficiencies included "ambiguities and a lack of communication about penalties involving infractions of university rules." Rivers also made note of the School Of Agriculture Wins 1st Place Float By Blannie Bowen ''The Will=Success' this year's Homecoming Need, The was the theme of first - place A&T float which was sponsored by the School of Argiculture. Blue and gold were the basic colors which predominated in the color scheme. Connie Dowdy Seeks Approval of Plan To Affect Entering Students The Board of Trustees of A&T last Wednesday was asked to approve plans that will allow the university to grant advanced standing to entering students who score high on a series of standardized tests. Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, chancellor of A&T, said the new program will not dilute existing programs in any way, but will allow students with special skills and experiences to move rapidly ahead in college. Other requests included $1,527,000 for a social science building, $1,500,000 for an art-humanities center and $442,000 for renovation of Murphy Hall. Dowdy said he noticed a slight decrease in out-of-state student enrollment at A&T. "I believe it ( the enrollment decrease) can be traced to the increase in out-of» state tuition," he said. The university's enrollment of 4,510 fulltime students is anv increase over last year's, but Dowdy expressed his belief that each of the universities should make it as easy as possible to attract students from across the nation and overseas. He said he expects the Board of Governors to reverse the recent decision to increase tuition for non-North Carolinians. Dowdy also told the trustees he is hoping someone will ask the Southern regional education Board to investigate the feasibilty of "some sort of reciprocity" in each of the 17 states represented. Dowdy also informed the board that A&T is seeking more than $12 million dollars in capital improvements from the forthcoming General Assembly . The request for capital improvements is now in the hands of the Board of Governors which is submitting its total budget request to the Advisory Budget Commission "without identifying institutions." Dowdy said top priority was given three new buildings, "needed immediately," a natural science building to cost $2,830,000, a pre-school laboratory to cost $569,000. and renovation of Scott Hall, to cost $1,115,000. Baggett, senior Agriculture Education major and president of the Agriculture Education Association, designed the complete pattern and color scheme. The queen, Joyce Clark, and her attendants, Cassandra McCrae and Millicent Brister, sat on the front of the float. A green velvet cloth representing the green of growing crops was provided for the attendants to sit upon. Blue and gold were the colors of the queen's seat. A revolving globe was above a pyramid on the back of the float. The globe was sky blue and forest green. Freedom, peace and unity were on three sides of the pyramid. Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. George Washington Carver were on the back of the pyramid as a symbol of peace, willingness to work, and unity. "The need and the will of everybody are to live a successful life in this world while having freedom, peace and unity. This is exactly what we tried to portray with our blue and gold colors and our theme," said Baggett in describing his first-place float. A $25 prize was presented to the School of Agriculture for its accomplishment. This money will be spent for the spring cook- out which is held annually at the A&T Farm by the agriculture departments. problem that he called "some minute cases that reach the courts that should not be there." He feels that "there should be other means of settlinrr such cases. Once the case hits the courts, it's on the records," Rivers stated. In response to whether or not there existed a power conflict between the University Tribunal, Rivers cautiously replied, "If there is a conflict, the conflict is centered around the area of jurisdiction - who has say so on what." Rivers is a student who has more power, according to the SGA constitution, than most students are aware of. Appointed by the president of the SGA with the approval of two thirds of the student legislature, he serves us the chief prosecutor for all alleged infractions of dormitory rules and alleged violations of general campus rules. The attorney general has access to information pertaining to these infractions from the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of Men and Women and the residence hall directors. He has power to make formal charges against the accused at every level of the student court system. He or his agent acts as chief prosecutor in all cases before any student court. Upon receipt of information, the Attorney General has the power to make any additional investigation pertaining to alleged infractions. Instead of being labeled as chief prosecutor, Rivers made it clear that he prefers a "more conciliatory position in order to clarify the rights of those accused of alleged infractions. Such right for the accused include the right to be provided defense council by the courts or to secure his own and the right to a preliminary conference where the accused is informed of charges at least seventy-two hours before the case is brought to trial. Rivers foresees that the student court system will become "a functioning and viable organization in the very near future. He added, "I hope this year students will take a workable part in making the court system more viable because^ if they don't, in some cases they will be the victim of consequences."
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