The Register, 1975-10-07, page 1
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a. .ial Department lluford Library TH1^5 REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLVII NUMBER 13 A&T State Univenity, Greensboro October 7, 1975 -I T ~ ~~ II Greensboro Attorney Says Vet School Issue Is Not Settled Dr. Lewis Dowdy photo by Carter RALEIGH AP--A Greensboro attorney insisted Friday that the location of North Carolina's first veterinary school is still far from settled. Norman Smith said the issue of whether the school should be Veterinary School Issue Chancellor Releases Statement By Daryl E. Smith The recent statement from William Friday, president of the University of North Carolina, that HEW has reversed its previous commitment on the veterinary school of medicine has brought statements from a cross section of people in the community and from the administration here at A&T. Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, chancellor, has released a statement concerning the sudden changes of events surrounding the veterinary issue. The statement said, "If the recent newspaper accounts are correct, we are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare has reversed itself on a strong stand that was previously taken relative to correcting some of the inequities and injustices of the past. "By changing this stance, HEW has missed a golden opportunity to achieve its own announced objective of assuring wider opportunities and integration for the predominantly Black colleges and universities. "I am sure that this latest move is distressing to all people who have been looking to HEW to provide increased opportunities for the minorities in our population. "From the beginning, the efforts of A&T State University to obtain the proposed school of veterinary medicine have been Former Managing Editor Advises Journalism Class conducted on a high level, and the University has maintained only that we are qualified to operate such a program. "We really wanted the opportunity to destroy, once and for all, the myth that a historically Black institution could not establish and maintain a highly qualified professional program. "If HEW has reversed its stance, we shall have to await the decision of the courts to resolve this issue. "We shall still look to Dr. Friday and the Board of Governors to provide the necessary funds to upgrade predominantly Black insittutions and to provide funds for additional attractive programs." Dr. Dowdy ended his. statements by saying, "This decision will not deter us from seeking the necessary funds to upgrade attractive programs." located at predominantly white N.C. State University or at nearly all Black A&T State University is still pending in federal court. Smith made his comments after President William C. Friday of the University of North Carolina said he now considers the location of the veterinary school a closed issue. Friday said this after the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare apparently withdrew its objections to locating the school at N. C. State. Smith pointed out' that a suit pending in federal court which seeks to completely integrate the 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina system asks a judgment requiring the university to locate the veterinary school at A&T. "No indeed, the matter is in court," Smith said. "I don't see why Friday is going around saying he has got the vet school in the bag. It's not that way at all." Friday and his staff have long held that N. C. State is the best site for the veterinary school because many of the facilities it would require are already present at N. C. State. The UNC Board of Governors followed Friday's recommendation and voted to place the school at N. C. State. Last spring, HEW said the decision violated UNC's desegration plan which HEW had approved. It said the school should be located at A&T or that A&T should receive a comparable facility. It threatened to take action to halt the flow of federal aid funds to the 16 university campuses which amount to $80 to $100 million a year. After conferring with HEW officials in Washington, D. C, Thursday, Friday told newsmen the federal officials had advised him the decision to locate the veterinary school at N. C. State was "acceptable because it was based on factual information that indicated the decision was a proper one." Peter jiplmes, head of HEW's Office of Civil Rights, acted as if the issued had never existed, but he indicated that the threat of eliminating federal aid because of non-compliance with desegregation requirements lingered. "We will continue to have a legal problem with the state if they do not make the progress,"- Friday has pledged, Holmes said. He said HEW would keep a close eye on UNC's program. Friday said the concern of the HEW officials "was really the completion of the long-range plan which will protect the future of all the 16 instutions. They were particularly interested in a study we're doing of the five predominantly Black institutions." By Mary E. Cropps A visit from an A&T graduate brought some useful and interesting information to a journalism class here Monday. Cassandra Wynn, a 1974 graduate of A&T and former managing editor of The A&T Register, gave Mrs. Loreno Marrow's journalism class some pointers on choosing a graduate school and a field of study. Cassandra told the class that a Ph.D. or an advanced degree can be useful to Blacks. She said such degrees would make finding a job easier. For Blacks who want to pursue advanced degrees, ■■-.....-.■imXlXlbi,.-- *£* Cassandra Wynn Cassandra said, the money is there. Graduate schools need Blacks enrolled in order to continue to receive federal money, she explained. Cassandra, who attends Iowa State University as a graduate student, was here for the purpose of recruiting students to attend graduate school. She told the class that there are two types of financial aid offered to graduate students-fellowships and assistantships. Fellowships pay a student's tuition plus provide him with extra money, Cassandra explained. Assistantships provide the student with a job and offer him reduced fees. Some of Cassandra's personal experiences included living through a blizzard and sub-zero weather-. She commented on the fact that leaving A&T and going to a predominantly white institution was a "cultural shock". Of the 21,000 students at Iowa State, Cassandra said, only 350 of them are Black. But with 350 Blacks you can always find a party, Cassandra observed. i Mattye Reed, African Heritage Center-Qirator, displays newly-arrived artifacts presented by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Robertson Jr. of New York Gty. The artifacts are from Maly, Nigeria, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast of West aAfrica. photo by Carter
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