The Register, 1981-09-11
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surprise in aggieland complete awareness for complete commitment volume hii number 4 north carolina agricultural & tfxhnical state university greensboro nc friday seplember 11 1981 charles babington story upsets many a&t readers by john michael at tende j on aders of thi manv r lhai rec the f sfer has learned riald bntton is not : student at unc-g he is a student al north carolina dr phillip jeter the newly students save school money by wade nash central university durham september 6 issue of the greensboro daily news sav red-especially if those readers were a&t aggies an article appearing on thai entitled issue's front page minorities say campus life is ok written by one charles babington evoked appointed director of the university television studio said 1 have worked on a number of college campuses and you are always in a strong reaction from everyone who took time to read it a random sample of opinions from a&t professors students staff and along with mr sumpter these are the alenied aggies who made the new football stadium something thai all aggies can be proud of photo by nash during the summer henry sumpter an a&t art instructor envisioned a very difficult project of lettering the new aggie stadium sumpter realized he had some very skilled and talented students to help him but the results far exceeded his norman jones a senior math major commented that the entire article emphasized a tension between people that any student does not exist on our campus and the comments of the quoted unc-g students were totally absurd i think they should look at the entire a&t program and they would find our school has a lot to offer minority or a majority becaus there is always a minority on campus whether you are student or a teacher the cutlines photo captions and photographs are contradictory to the article as a whole and the captioned front page comments are derogatory to a&t charles babington it took me three weeks to get the right design said sumpter after i got the design together bill crouch helped me refine it and get the correct grid my students weren't on campus and that's sumpter said the idea was that the stadium needed something for the students to lock into there are not many schools that try to letter their football fields because it's really an expensive and hard endeavor dreams a project of this magnitude would have cost thousands of dollars and the athletic department appreciated the efforts of sumpter his students bill crouch of the greensboro screen media and bill miller president of reynolda paint center in winston-salem the reason it took so long my students are better than i talent-wise and that's why 1 push them so hard the talented aggies are janie cookie robinson alonzo murphy jerome moore charlene gardner william criptonite mclver harris jenkins sharon hayes and linda maxwell out of these eight students only two of them presently have classes under sumpter but they said we did it for mr sumpter and for our love and dedication to a&t bill walsh gave 3,00c worth of free time along with feeding the students during the time they painted the field aggie'and n.c.a&t'extend sumpter said there's great difficulty in completing a task of this magnitude 140 ft long and 22 ft high the complete lettering and the aggie required 8,000 gallons of paint which was donated byreynoldapaint center sumpter said the actual painting of the field took two working days or 20 hours to complete along with providing free paint he said miller supplied the compressor sumpter said these students will do anything reasonable for a&t because they're proud to do it their see students page 3 bob gates unc-chapel hill physical plant director it's one of the best facilities anywhere and since the stadium was started from the ground up what few problems that occur will easily work themselves out according to sumpter the painters and electricians from the a&t physical plant gave more than their share of help the painters are responsible for painting the yard and down markers the field is costing a&t only one-tenth of what most professional companies would charge the art students are excited about their work and they hope it will bring unity and spirit to a&t the the students and sumpter are totally committed to the field and will spend two hours before each home game to and restructure repaint surface and gave two days of his time to make sure everything worked smoothly interested c o m m u n l v members indicated that people are concerned about the truth being printed when a&t is cast in the leading ro|e of the local paper's front page in reaction to the story mary moore a sophomore english major said 1 think a&t has a lot to offer any student black or white it is like home to me and people work hard on our campus just like at home lindsay creed a freshman minority student explained i feel really good here and i have been made to feel comfortable by my fellow students and teachers this school is what 1 was looking for in every aspect of a university the newspaper article was written from a negative viewpoint and the reporter seemed to seek all the publishable bad points the comment that reginald britton made interested me enough to read the entire article in order to find out if his statement had been taken out of context said dr mary moore-tuggle chairperson of the speech and theatre arts department 1 wanted to know why he made that statement of not recommending anyone attend an all black school not that it wasn't his free choice to do so but why would a black student make a biased recommendation about a black school if indeed he minorities 1 questioned the total impact that this article is seeking to create with a&t's campus complained walter sydnor a senior engineering major from boston mass there was not a diversity of see babington page 6 r : 1 proving itself to be a power a&t's soccer team tied duke's a rematch is slated see story page 8 j ' i thÂ£4<5 register
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