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THf^5 REGISTER — ...«,™i. lunnrnroc rnD rmiDi cte r,r»H/i»jirTM.CMT" COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLV NUMBER 54 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL -.STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO APRIL 12, 1974 Poetess Delights Harrison Audience By Cassandra Wynn "You can do better" is what the Black poetess, Nikki Giovanni told an audience of 1200 students in Harrison Auditorium Tuesday morning. Miss Giovanni, who was sponsored by the SGA, told the crowd to get serious about it s conditions and become concerned about one another. Miss Giovanni outlined a long list of things that Black students need to improve. Among them she mentioned the state of sororities and fraternities. She said they "can't get along long enough except to plan a dance." She also said that Black people do not do enough to "reinforce positive attitudes" in each other. One area she mentioned was the relationship of Black men and women. She said, "They are going to get together; the question is how." "I know we can do better," she continued, "We should deal with the strength from the shoulders up, not from the shoulders down. We don't encourage the best from each other." "As long as the U.S. Senate decides who gets money for what, we got to be there," she said. She added that Black people should aspire to be governors and senators because "it is there." Miss Giovanni warned the crowd that, "it is no longer significant to be the best Black person in the world; one has to be the best person. We practice being ordinary, but we should practice being extraordinary." The short, small framed Black poetess_,who talked with a lot of speed and force during most of her speech, told the audience its should practice smiling more. Smiling is what Miss Giovanni did when she concluded her presentation in Harrison by reading some of her poetry. Her readings which brought the greatest response from the audience included "The Butterfly", "Conversation Between an Old Woman and a Poet" and "Seduction". Did you vote? If you did, congratulations. photo by Lance In University Election Candidates Become Officers By Rosie A. Stevens Bennie Glover, a junior economics major from Oxford, was elected president of the SGA Commencement To Be Held In Greensboro Coliseum A record 850 degrees will be awarded during the annual baccalaureate-commencement exercises of the A&T Sunday, May 5. The degrees, including 165 master's degrees, will be awarded by Chancellor, Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, following the keynote address by John H. Johnson, publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, and one of the nation's most outstanding businessmen. The A&T exercises will be held in the huge Greensboro Coliseum, beginning at 1 1 a.m. Another highlight of the convocation will be the awarding of military officer commissions to 15 cadets of the Army ROTC program and to 32 cadets of the Air Force ROTC program. The commissions will be presented by Col. William B. Neal, professor of military science for the Army, and Lt. Col. Thurmon Deloney, professor of aerospace studies for the Air Force. Special music for the exercises will be performed by the A&T concert choir and symphonic band. Immediately following the exercises, Dr. and Mrs. Dowdy will host graduating seniors and their parents at a 1 p.m. reception in the Coliseum. Also being held in connection with the annual commencement exercises will be the annual Alumni Weekend, planned by tne A&T National Alumni Association for May 3-5. Headquarters for the alumni will be the Golden Eagle Motor Inn, site of the association's annual meeting and alumni mixer (See Awards, Page 6) Center To Receive Two New Systems for 1974-75 by- a substantial margin over Robert Perry, Tuesday. Linwood Pollard, an economics major from Raleigh received the post of vice president by a sizable plurality in a four-'way race for that office. Michelle Burney, a business education major from Ayden, won the title of Miss. A&T, while Ruthie Williams., a social service major, was elected treasurer by a slim majority. Faye Howard was unopposed as SGA secretary. In the class officer elections, three groups of candidates are slated for a runoff. The office of senior class president is contested by Jackie Tyson with 1 16 votes and Edward Thomas with 85 votes. Tyson fell short of the ten percent margin required in the plurality by 1.4 votes. He needed 32.4 more votes to win but received only 31 of that number. The office of junior class president was also contested, with Cynthia Edmonds challenging Cassandra Thomas to a runoff. Cassandra needed 15 more votes for a clear victory. For the position of Miss Junior, Elinor Davis challenged Gloria Lambert to a runoff. Gloria needed five more votes for an uncontested win. For the other offices, Tony Tyson won the presidency of the sophomore class, with Glennie Parsons uncontested as vice president and Belinda Harris as Miss Sophomore. Donald Tonkins won the vice-presidency of the junior class, with Mary Tyson as secretary and Denise Johnson as treasurer. Petrice Holiday was uncontested as vice-president of the senior class with A. Lewis as secretary unopposed, and Vanessa Duren as treasurer. Linda Richardson was unopposed as Miss Senior. By Cynthia Shipley The Computer Science Center is now widening its availability and services. The center is hoping to tie the accounts receivable system in with financial aid, since it is estimated that 80% of tuition is paid by financial aid. The two systems will be designed simultaneously, and jt is hoped to be implemented by the spring semester of 1975. The accounts receivable system is a plan to tie pre-registration in with the student's bills or accounts. When a student pre-registers for 12 hours or over, he is classified as a full-time in-state or out-of-state student, and is charged a certain amount of money. With the accounts receivable system,the other variables, such as plans to live on campus, eating in the cafeteria, and residency status, will be considered in what astudentowes. The system is supposed to be flexible enough to show the students' previous balance. Rules and regulations regarding refunds will still be enforced. The accounts receivable system is hoped to provide speed and accuracy of the processing of records in the cashiers office. One step on the progress towards speed that has been taken in the (See Plam. Page 2) Few Salute Malcolm X By Sandra Midgett Malcolm Little, better known as Malcolm X, was given a tribute by the freshman class Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Harrison auditorium. Only a few students turned out to hear about the life of the man. of Black Nationalist, assassinated in 1965. Previouslyi that same day, many had turned out to hear the soul^stirring lyrics of Nikki Giovanni. "A people without a hsitory is like a tree without roots" was the theme of the guest lecturer. Cleveland Sellars,, "It's true, indeed, we don't have a long history which dates back to the Mayflower, but we could become knowledgeable about what past we do have." Sellars said. Granted, many of you may not like him or his teachings; but he was one of our noteworthy Black brothers. Besides, from every man, an inch of good could be extracted because no man is entirely evil. We must remember that he did unify our people or a certain percentage of us when we were scattered',' he said.
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