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THI^ REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLVII NUMBER 20 A&T State University, Greensboro November 4, 1975 A&T Receives Research Funds As tbe HAWK grows stronger, and short sleeves turn into long sleeves, AGGIES find less and less time to tie things up. General Electric Awards Grants For The General Electric Foundation has awarded the A&T State University School of Engineering a $75,000 "Mainstream Award" for the school's efforts in designing programs to increase minority engineering enrollment. A check for $25,000 was presented to Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, A&T chancellor, by Edmund B. Tucker, manager of science and technology support programs for GE. The university wUl receive similar amounts for the next two years. The School of Engineering enjoyed a highly successful recruiting program last year, thanks to $25,000 previously awarded to the university by GE. According to Dr. Suresh Chandra, dean of the school, the overall enrollment is up this year by 23 percent, and the freshman enrollment is up to 65 per cent. Robinson said during the year, 11 different A&T departments' shared in the research projects. The areas of research included, the production of beef by low-income farmers, the environmental impact of recreation, housing needs of low-income rural residents of North Carolina, urban and rural transportation systems, space studies, nutritional and health problems of rural people, and low temperature capacities of alloys. The A&T funds were provided mostly by federal agencies, like the Cooperative State Research Service, the Department of Transportation and the National Science Foundation, but also included smaller grants from the City of Greensboro and North Carolina State Board of Education, and from members of the A&T/Industry Ouster. Robinson noted that A&T's success is due partly to the aggressiveness of faculty members in submitting worthy proposals to the agencies. The curtailment of federal spending during the past year had an impact on A&T State University's research efforts; but the university still managed to secure $1.3 million in research funds. The total, surpassing a million dollars for the second straight year, was noted Friday by Dr. Howard Robinson, director of the Office of Research Administration at A&T. Robinson said, "The administration's inflationary poUcy and emphasis on the curtailment of government spending in all areas was primarily responsible for the lower level of funding for 1974-75, but the university was still successful in obtaining funding in key areas of its extra-mural program." Robinson noted that A&T, during this period, managed to generate the third largest amount of research funds of any of the state universities. He said A&T has in effect some $7,342,252 in ongoing research projects. "We are highly pleased that much of this research is people-oriented research; that is, if it is successfully completed, it could have implications for the improvement of our national life " said Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, chancellor. He credits the surge to increased efforts by the school and the university's admission office. General Electric, a member of the A&T/Industry Ouster, has given the university more than $120,000 in recent years and also equipment and on-loan professors. Students Steal Utensils At Halloween Dinner Former A&T Student Receives High Honor Bernice Bingham Holloway has honored on October 26 by the International Business & Professional Woman's Club, Jamaica Chapter at the Americana Hotel in New York City. Among the distinguished guests were Congresslady Bella Abzug, Ruby Dee, movie actress, Lady Sara Lou Carter from England, many first ladies of many countries. Several commissioners of New York City agencies, and television personalities also attended. Mrs. Holloway received ner B.S. degree at A&T College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and her Masters of Science Degree at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. She is. the director of the agency for Child Development and she also does marriage and family therapy an(j counseling. Her three children, Angela, attends A&T; Cecil, attends Morgan State University and Cheryl attends Richmond HiU High School in New York Oty. By Benjamin T. Forbes At the Halloween Special which was held at the F.A. Williams Student Dining Center, sponsored by the department of food services, a sizable number of table decorations were stolen. According to Lawrence Munson, director of food services, 10 new orange table cloths and over 100 candle holders were stolen. He stated that the lights were turned out in order for the students to eat by candlelight. While the lights were out, the decorations were stolen. Munson also mentioned that two additional table cloths were burned. Munson said that employees of the food services department had worked hard to prepare for the event. At the dinner, employees were "decked out" in Halloween attire. When asked if this incident would affect future dinners sponsored by food services, the director emphasized that planned events would not be cancelled. Munson continued by saying that the students (only a smail portion) are only ripping themselves off when they commit such actions. He said that students shouldn't always speak negatively of the administration, but should look ,at what they (the students) are j doing to themselves. He added that, in the long run, such activities would only hurt the university, because the alumni will not continue to devote their time and money to the institution nor will they bring their families to A&T. The incident prompted Munson to contact the SGA to see if the student leaders could aid the food services department concerning the incident. According to Munson, no word had been received. Campus security have been called in to investigate the matter, but they were not able to search anyone's room. "We are stUl giving the best service possible," Munson stated. He pointed out that students at (See Munson, Page 3) She won't even listen to me. She's acting as if ! never tell the truth.
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