The Register, 1974-01-29, page 1
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University Tribunal Undergoes Change THj4«5 REGISTER By John Kerns The University Tribunal is in a period of transition. With the resignation of the SGA attorney Clarence Jones and the representative of the Men's Council going to Africa under the AID (Agency for International Development) Program, there exist two vacancies on the Tribunal. In an interview with Dr. Waverlyn Rice, head of the Tribunal, it was learned that no cases will be tried before the Tribunal until these vacancies are filled. Dr. Rice stated that he was surprised that the attorney general would resign in the middle of the year. The remaining student member is the representative of the Women's Council, Agnes Evans. The function of the attorney general is to prosecute cases brought before the University Tribunal. A common misconception held by many students is that attorney general serves as a defense attorney; this is not true^said Dr. Rice iStudents give us insight and allow for leeway in judging each case. An example of this, "Students pushing drugs are dismissed and attempts are made to rehabilitate those using drugs. The direction we (the University Tribunal)are moving toward is counseling rather than discipline. There are approximately five counselors, he said. Dr. Rice further stated, "I am not here to prosecute students. Students are allowed to have lawyers. Each case is judged on its own merits. Beginning last yea^ student representatives on the University Tribunal have done an excellent job." COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT' V^> VOLUME XLV NUMBER 35 _ A&T STATE UNIVERSITY JANUARY 29, 1974 AYANTEE Meets Deadlines, Yet Plagued By Problems How much progress has the yearbook made thus far this year? In past years, the annual edition of THE AYANTEE has been late in getting back to the A & T student body. This has been due to tardiness of the yearbook staff in sending in materials to the ineptitude of the company in returning those materials sent in. When queried as to the objectives set for the yearbook at this time, a spokesman said it is more than half-way completed, with expectations that it will be three-fourths completed at this time next week. It was also learned that the yearbook staff had set four deadlines, two of which have been met; one of which was met earlier, with the expectation of meeting the third deadline on time. One problem which has been encountered is that the first Marilyn Marshall:'I Made No Promises' Letter To Editor Ignites String Of Rumors And Accusations As the fall semester came to an end, the officers of the Student Government Association were in good standing with the students. A survey taken of over 200 students in November gave the SGA an overwhelming rating of "good" for the work it was doing. The spring semester may not be as favorable. At the beginning of the spring semester, the students had some apathy in their feelings toward the workings of the SGA. One could say the students were tied down with registration, planning for graduation, and maybe just a loss of interest and respect for government since the implication of Watergate. A letter to the editor from G. Jackson criticized Marilyn Marshall, president of the SGA, for her performance and her failure to live up to her campaign platform. The letter ignited a string of rumors, questions, accusations and the search for old school newspapers to find Marilyn's campaign platform. __And A&T basketball games were the only subject that topped students' conversations over the letter. In an exclusive interview with Marilyn, Floyd Weatherspoon of THE A&T REGISTER discussed questions from students, rumors and accusations, leaving it to the students to separate reality from myth and politics. This is the first interview since the letter was printed. Weatherspoon: Why, as President do you not have office hours? Marilyn: I don't kow a president that has office hours. As president, many times I am representing the students at meetings in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham and other cities. I have meetings with the Administration and the Board of Governors on problems that face the student. The Executive Board knew this in advance and was able to help students with problems along with the vice-president. If they can't help a student with a personal problem, I can be contacted at the dorm, High Rise. If I'm not there, the student can leave a message which will get a ready reply. Weatherspoon: Would you say there is a conflict between you and Lloyd Inman, vice-president of the SGA? Marilyn: When people are working together there are always some types of problems that arise. I would be lying to say that, in all questions, both Lloyd and I agree; but we have a mutual understanding. But, I can say we have never had any major conflict. Weatherspoon: The Constitution calls for a general assembly at least once every two months. Is this true? Marilyn: Yes, as stated earlier to the press, this was negligence on my part. We have plans for monthly meetings on Tuesday mornings for the spring semester. Weatherspoon: Why hasn't the SGA sponsored more activities, such as dances and movies? Marilyn: We are not trying to impress people by activities of this type. We have tried to stress more academics. Weatherspoon: What is the situation surrounding Earth-Wind and Fire performing here at A&T? Marilyn: It was announced thai it was tentatively scheduled, that they would perform here Feb. 3. We were informed by officials in the gym that the gym would not be open for use for this type of event until after Mar. 2. When we contacted Earth, Wind and Fire, they stated they would be on the coast during March and April and had dates open on Mar. 15 and Apr. 9. Of course, we will be on break Mar. 15. We are again trying to book them Apr. 9. I would like to say again this is tentative. Weatherspoon: What's the cost of having a group of this caliber? Marilyn: When they were in this area last year, the cost was in the area of $10,500. They performed at Chapel Hill, but their SGA budget is around a half million dollars. Earth Wind and Fire quoted us a price of $6500 for a three-hour show. This group has not performed at many Black colleges because of a loss they incurred performing at another Black college. This may be a factor in getting the group to perform here, but we are still trying because many students are asking for them. Weatherspoon: Have you tried to evade the newspaper? Marilyn: I try to evade any type of press because what you say and what you read may come out differently. Personally, I think The Register has done a good job in relaying news from the SGA to the students. Weatherspoon: Have you kept all your promises you made in your campaign speech? Marilyn: I made no promises. If you remember, the opening of my speech stated, "I make no promises. These are ideas." Weatherspoon: Two of your ideas were a pass and fail system and a meal booklet. What's the story on these? Marilyn: We traveled and (See No Rebuttal, Page 3) supplies were lost in the mail. This loss caused the yearbook staff to be put a couple of days behind. In spite of this fact, the staff succeeded in meeting 'its first deadline, and 'was able to meet its second one early, said the spokesman. Another problem has been that the photographers have not been able to meet the schedule set for the taking of pictures of various organizations. There are three photographers, one who covers primarily sports events, whereas the other two cover organizations. Because of the illness of one photographer, some organizational pictures have not been taken and have been rescheduled. Another reason for this is the fact that some organizations have been late in (See Yearbook, Page 3) New Gymnasium Still In Planning Stages By Mike Hailey To be or not to be, that is the question. Many students are asking about the new proposed gymnasium. Some believe thatsince the cafeteria is coming at a slow rate, the new gym will also. You may have noticed that construction is yet to begin, but Dr. Roy Moore, chairman of the Physical Education Department stated that the new gym is "still in the planning stages." It takes money to do anything and the committee in charge of building the gym is working diligently to get the most out of the money being put into it, he said. The new building is to be located east of Moore Gyrr.. It will include six class rooms, lounges for students and faculty, an indoor area tennis court, and a handball court. It will also house all of the physical education and intramural personnel. Another feature of the gym is the 7,000 spectators it is slated to hold. It is to include a shower component unit and will have enough lockers for students to each have one. As a final note, eight, quick drying tennis courts are planned to be built by spring. They are to be located near the East Gym and ire expected to be as good as any tennis facility in the Piedmont area. It will feature lights and bleachers. Monday's heavy rain apparently did not dampen the spirit of these smiling students, (photo by Lance)
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