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Serial Department Bluford Library New Law Not Expected To Present A Problem "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLVII NUMBER 27 A&T State University, Greensboro DECEMBER 3, 1974 , By Rosie A. Stevens Administrators here do not seem to anticipate a great deal of impact from the law which took effect on November 19, permitting students to see their Colston Gives Views On Veterinary School N.C. A&T State University here is intensifying efforts to land the state's proposed school of veterinary medicine, with an appeal being made to prominent business and civic leaders for support. The site for the school is to be made by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors at a Dec. 18 meeting. The choice for the site involves a battle between A&T and N.C. State University at Raleigh. Marshall H. Colston, vice chancellor of development and university relations at A&T, said response from business and civic leaders to assist in A&T's efforts to have the school built here has been "tremendous." Colston said that personal letters have been sent to many people in prominent positions asking them to "enlist your prestige and influence in behalf of A&T State University." The letter outlines reasons Marshall Colston A&T officials believe their school should be considered by the Board of Governors before a site location decision is made. It also points out that A&T already "generates through its programs and projects an economic impact in excess of $41 million a year," Colston noted. These " friends of the university" also are being asked to call or write Gov. James Holshouser i Jr., legislators and the Board of Governors to support A&T's position in the controversy which exists with N.C. State University. Colston said that use of a point system in evaluation whether A&T or N.C. State should be the site for the veterinary school is unfair and is not the proper criterion or a site selection. Two faculty members from the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine rated the N.C. State and A&T campuses on the basis of facilities available and assigned point values in several categories. N.C. State outpointed A&T 1 ,05 1 to 499 and was recommended by the Ohio State consultants to be the site of the proposed veterinary school. But Colston contended that the consultants spent only about two hours on the A&T campus, and A&T officials were not aware of a point rating system being used. "It is unfortunate that a point system was used at all," Colston said. This system, he added, was "obnoxious and greatly complicated the situation. The only thing that should have been considered is whether A&T could implement and facilitate a school of veterinary medicine. It can." Colston explained that either school selected for the veterinary program will have to staff it and build facilities. This will have to be done with additional personnel and additional buildings regardless of which of the universities gets the program. "The courses already existing at A&T and N.C. State are there for a purpose and the staffs are there for a purpose. For State to say 'we've got more of everything' is pointless. You don't need 'more of everything' to have this (veterinary) school. Bigness and size are not factors (in the selection). The school of veterinary medicine will have to be built, and it can be built at A&T." He also said that the consultants' report did not deny -that "A&T could handle and implement this program effectively." Colston said, "The ghost of separate but equal is a factor in this whole thing," adding that he thinks educators in North Carolina still have difficulty in realizing that "a predominantly Black school (like A&T) could rise to this degree of excellence." The issue should not be one of a predominantly Black school versus a predominantly white school (N.C. State) but this appears to be a factor, Colston said. "We want the school here on merit and merit alone," he said. "We have a track record of university development that would warrant a reconsideration (of the site) on the basis of the university being able to carry out a veterinary medicine program without comparison to State or Larry Shelton Senior To Perform Recital By Daryl E. Smith On December 9 at 7:30, Larry Shelton will perform his Senior Recital in Harrison Auditorium The music will be played on an alto sax an'd will be representating the Classical, Romantic and Baroque periods. Shelton also plays the baritone sax with A&T's jazz ensemble and concert band. Shelton is an active member of the Music Educator National Journal along with his other musical activities. Asked what his plans would be after graduation, Shelton replied, "I'm thinking about going to graduate school after I finish here." Shelton continued by saying that theMusic Departmentis a good department, "We have some very talented students as well as instructors in the Music Department. Shelton continued by saying, "A Senior Recital is a very important factor in graduating from A&T* without completing this particular sector of your studies, you won't graduate." In responding to how long it has taken him to prepare for his recital, Shelton said, "I've been practicing for this recital ever since October of this year." any other school." A&T would be a good site for the school because, of its location in Piedmont North Carolina, which has the state's heaviest population concentration and a "large pet industry," and because of the area's proximity to the new N.C. State Zoo in Randolph County where rare animal species are being kept, and because of the "emphasis on the cattle and dairy industry" in this area, Colston maintained. And to use a point system to determine the site location is unfair, he said, because the veterinary school will have to be built "from the ground up" wherever it is to be located. The school should be constructed, he said, where it can best serve and already there is a concentration of major state programs in Raleigh and Chapel Hill. "If this type of point system is to be used as a measure for programs, then Appalachian, Western Carolina and East C a r o lina--all of these schools-would have to use the system. "This way all of the schools would always be compared to Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and this would always work in favor of N.C. State and UNC (at Chapel Hill)," he said. Even the idea of considering A&T as a possible site for the (See Veterinary, Page 4) own confidential records and files. Dr. Rudolph Artis, director of Registration and Records commented,'"! don't think it would have a particular effect. If a student came up here to see his records a month ago, then he have seen them." When questioned about the aspect of the law dealing with 'the release of grades, Artis stated that a school was on legal grounds in requiring the student's permission before grades are released if the student is 18 years of age. In any case, he said,"We as a university would be amenable to doing what the law requires." Angus Small, director of the computer science center, remarked "No other person, including other students could see the record except the student without the student's permission when questioned regarding the law. Dr. William C. Parker, director of the North Carolina Fellows Program, which has access to sensitive information, stated "We do keep records on Fellows." The informauon consists of an application form, the SAT scores from Registration and Records, copies of internships and seminars in which there was participation. He stated that sensitive information such as personality tests were not open to anyone's access without the student's permission, along with access to grades, SAT scores, and other information. With respect to confidential letters of application, Dr. Frances Logan, acting chairwoman of the Department of Sociology and Social Service, flatly stated " Anything written about the person, the person ought to have it. If I write a letter, then the person can see it!' Rod Rodgers Dance Company Gets Standing Ovation Larry Shelton photo by lance Monday night The Rod Rodgers Dance Company performed before an appreciative audience in Harrison Auditorium. The first portion of the presentation was composed of three performances which were entitled "Percussion Suite", "Love Flower", and, "Box". The latter performance was, according to the printed program, "dedicated to Soledad Brother George Jackson and to the men at Attica Prison." With the exception of the dance "Love Flower", which was choreographed to the music of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the dancers glided to abstract sounds composed by Rod Rodgers and Sydney Smart. The second portion of the program included the performances "Vuca", "Sweet Blues", "Feline Feeelings", "To Say Goodbye", and "Need No Help". lhe audience responded emotionally to "Feline Feelings" which was performed by Shirley Rushing of the Dance Company. This vignette was choreographed to Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way". The members of the dance company, physically and beautifully, communicated feelings to which the audience showed its appreciation with a standing ovation. Rod Rodgers
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