The Register, 1973-12-04, page 1
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THi^5 REGISTER m -tXMOUTE AWAKJENESS FOR COMTLETE COMMTMENr* _* VOLUME XLV NUMBER 27 AAT State University, Greensboro DECEMBER 4, 1973 SCBS Assembly Time Conflict Causes Speaker Not To Show Debra Williams leads one of the National Save and Change Black Schools classroom discussions. Students Discuss Black Schools During Rush Before Final Exams By Cassandra Wynn Even in the rush to get a last minute review in before the last of the semester exams, Mrs. Zoe Barbee's Humanities I class took time out to discuss "Saving and Changing Black Schools." Much of the discussion centered on why A&T was worth saving. One student suggested that the class define the things about A&T worth saving. "A&T has served as something for the Black people* and, if taken out, it will take something from the community." Another student chimed in about the policy of admitting students who make low scores on the SAT. "Other schools wouldn't have taken us. It will give us a chance to' do better in years to come," he said. He added, "I know my SAT scores on the SAT weren't saything to brag about, but now I have a B average." According to one young man in the class, financial aid is "easy to get here." Another student refused this comment, pointing out that it was quite hard for, out-of-state_ students to get financial aid The issue of identity was raised. Discussion leader Deborah Williams asked the class how did they feel about the possibility of having a white roommate. One student responded by saying "We would We have Aggies of all sizes. This super-cool, superfly dude acts out a few dynamic steps for the Aggie Smoke in Fayetteville. become second class students at our own university. Another student commented on the situation of Black students at UNC-G. He said that he noticed that the Blacks at UNC-G cling (See Students, Page 2) Biomedical Insight Into By Cassandra Wynn The treatmen ofdiseasessuch as gout, arthritis, cancer and blood diseases may be benefited by the biomedical research that is being done here. The biomedical research project was established here in June 1972 and is funded by the National Institutes of health. NIA gave A&T approximately $500,000 for biomedical research for a five-year period. According to Dr. Walter Sullivan, chairman of the Chemistry Department and program director of the research program, the objectives of the program include the following: involving faculty and students in research by providing time and funds and so that the results realized can be used in attracting larger research grants; trying to help establish A&T as a center for scholarly research; and obtaining necessary equipment for research which might not be available otherwise through normal funding channels. Those faculty members that are involved in biomedical research include Dr. James Williams, Dr. Alfred Hill, Leo Williams, Ved Gupta, Dr. John Weaver, Dr. William B.' DeLauder, Arthur Stevens and Dr. Larry Sherman. Emphasis week for Save and Change Black Schools (SCBS) was kicked off by a general assembly in Harrison Auditorium Monday morning. Due to a conflict in scheduling, Chancellor L. C. Dowdy, who was expected to speak was unable to be there. The audience was told that efforts would be made by the chancellor to speak at the rally in Holland Bowl Friday at 4 p.m. Students representing the Save and Change Black Schools Committee outlined steps that had been taken the National Conference of SCBS held here in April. Charlie Brice a member of the committee, reported that leaflets had been passed out at the Homecoming game in order to make the alumni aware of the need to not only save Black schools, but also to change them. It was also reported that open meetings concerning the question of saving and changing Black schools have been conducted this semester. Brice noted that the attendance at the meetings was good. A newsletter will be a project of the committee. It will be published monthly. Tony McNair, acting chairman of the local committee, told the audience that "The only way to combat the current trend toward destroying Black Colleges as a place of attendance by Black students is to develop a high degree of consciousness among the masses of students." He continued, "If the working sector of the Black community is to support the struggle to preserve Black schools then Black schools, in the process of being saved from white occupancy, must be attuned to speak to the interest of the working sector, including those on welfare." During a brief question and answer session, one student inquired about steps that the committee had taken to fight the rise in tuition for out-of-state students. McNair replied that tuition was one of the things that the committee was doing research on. Adrienne Weekes, secretary for the committee, added that the committee has had several meetings this semester with Chancellor Dowdy and he has given them access to files concerning desegregation plans submitted by the University of North Carolina system to HEW. According to the committee efforts:are being made, to get Henry Frye, Black representative from Greensboro to the State legislative, to speak at the SBCS rally in Holland Bowl Friday. Research May Give Cancer Treatment There are nine different projects that are being done. Twenty students are assisting with the projects this semester. Some of the projects included in the research are The Use of Computers in Biomedical Research, Systemic Insecticides for Control of Oriental Rat Fleas on White Rats, and Fluorescense of Serum Albumins. Since the biomedical research program has been started, an estimated $100,000 has been spent on equipment. Dr. Sullivan said that the equipment that has been purchased is used for instructional purposes as well as research purposes as long as it does not interfere with the research. A- re frigerated centrifuge, a fluorescence spectrophotometer, and ultra-violet spectrophometer, a magnetic susceptibility apparatus, an incubator and analytical balances are some of the new equipment that has been acquired with research funds. Students and faculty members involved in the research have presented papers concerning the projects that they were working on. They have also have had opportunities throughfunds from the project, to attend scientific meetings in New Orleans, La.; Charleston, S. C. * Philadelphia, Penn.-, and Charlotte Dr. Sullivan said that the (See Project, Page 2) Grants Are Available Basic Grants, which are funded by the US. Office of Education, are available to first-time students who began their post-high school education or training after July 1, 1973, on a full-time basis. These grants can be used at any eligible institution including regular colleges, universities, community or junior colleges, vocational or technical schools, and hospital schools of nursing-both public and. private, profit and non-profit. Grants are based on a formula which takes into account the cost of tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and incidental expenses and the amount the student and his or her family can contribute. Tha formula is applied consistently to all students throughout the country for the 1973-74 academic year. Awards range from $50 to a maximum of $452 for each eligible^ student. .i^\i^t^r^L.^»f^w^A«Y\»wwfii^»a^WM«^^A«vw\.^www\
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