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This past year, allegations of improper use of grant money, plagiarism, drug use and sexual harassment have overshadowed the university's century of success and prestige. But during the last week of July, students, faculty and alumni got a step closer to forgetting the immediate past and celebrating their history and their future. Kennedy resigned as president — effective in — telling Stanford's board of trustees that new leadership was needed to mend the university's reputation.

Government investigators discovered that Stanford used federal research grant money to pay for maintenance on a foot yacht, antiques and flowers for Kennedy's university-owned house and for a party Kennedy threw to celebrate his new marriage. Your tile is worth il! Stun gum ore to be used by responsible odults. Your purchase includes legal information about stun gum. When a university receives grant money, it can charge the government for the indirect costs — overhead costs— of research such as a share of salaries or general university expenses like library services.

Faculty complained that his high overhead cost rate hurt their chance of getting grants, and students feared budget cuts as a result of the whole mess. Still, Kennedy will not leave until August William Spicer, professor of electrical engineering. That's my concern with Kennedy staying on this next year.

He said it himself. During his 11 years as president, Kennedy forged a strong relationship with students with impromptu visits to dormitories and one-on-one academic advising. Even though they are sorry, most agree with Kennedy's decision to step down. As for the future, students and university officials want to repair their reputation and survive budget cuts that come as a result of the scandal. The university also is worried about damage caused by several other incidents.

Earlier this year, Kennedy began disciplinary proceedings against a medical school professor accused of sexually harassing students. Soon after, a female medical school professor resigned, claiming she endured years of sexist behavior by her colleagues. Farrell, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education for the DOE.

The policy — which became law as part of the budget deficit reduction agreement — affects students at institutions, most of which are for-profit trade schools. Some of these for-profit schools have been accused of bilking the government out of millions of dollars by arranging students loans for low-income students attending their institutions. According to federal officials, these students leave the schools without a usable education. The Department of Education began proceedings July 17 to bar the schools from the ban programs. More than , students failed to make payments on their loans in fiscal Institutions with default rates above 35 percent in , and and those with default rates above 60 percent will be expelled from the Guaranteed Student Loan program, the biggest financier of higher education in the nation, unless they can show the calculated default rate is inaccurate, the school successfully serves disadvantaged students, or the default rate had dropped substantially in and Schools with rates above 60 percent in also may be excluded from other financial aid programs, including Pell grants.

The expulsions will occur within the next several months. Most non-profit colleges have default rates below five percent. A national student lobbying group says it fears President Bush will try to expand the total expulsion from federal aid programs to students at all high default schools. Selena Dong, legislative director of the United States Student Association, said USSA opposes the current policy and plans to fight any Bush administration plan to expand it to other aid programs.

Saunders, senior vice-president for governmental affairs at the American Council on Education. Saunders said the council has always argued for a more flexible expulsion system that can target mismanaged schools. Farrell has said that expulsions, combined with greater monitoring and oversight activities, are the best way to reign in the default problem. But, Dong explained, the default problem wouldn't exist if the department gave more grants to low-income students instead of requiring them to borrow money.

Tempe police arrested Edward L. Treaster, 21, on Aug. He is charged with assault, cruelty to animals and making threats. Al Taylor, Tempe police spokesman. Police did not know whether Treaster and Little owned the feline. The incident occurred at an apartment complex near campus. So says the first environmental guidebook ever written by students for students. For instance, students at James Madison University bought ceramic mugs to help reduce disposable waste on campus. Three-quarters of the 10, students purchased mugs. SEAC, founded in , is Ihe largest student environmental organization in the country, with members in 1 , campuses in 50 states.

The guide will be published by Earth Works Press in Berkeley, CA, the publishing arm of Earth Works Groups, an organization of writers involved in environmental activism. The jury deliberated six days before returning the verdict July Jurors later told news organizations that there were too many inconsistencies in the case to render convictions on any of the charges, which ranged from first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct to unlawful imprisonment in connection with the March 1, , incident at an off-campus house.

Walter Gabrinowitz, 23, Andrew Draghi, 22, and Matthew Grandinetti, also 22, were cleared on all counts. Two other men await trial on charges. The woman claimed that she was assaulted by five men after she stopped by their house and was rendered helpless by a drink of vodka and orange juice. The defense claimed that the woman consented to what took place. The professor was accused of taking several word-for-word passages from the article. A Stanford dean is investigating charges of plagiarism against the professor. Although it has encountered more problems than most universities this year, Stanford is not the only academic institution in trouble.

The government is investigating about 25 other colleges and universities for improper billing, including Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology — both of which have returned some federal money. The government says it may investigate more than schools before the billing controversy ends. Photographers, designers, artists, writers, editors, all needed. Sign up in yearbook office on ground floor, Miller Hall.

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To give blood, donors must weigh at least pounds, be between the ages of 17 and 65 and should not have given blood within the past eight weeks. Anyone who wishes to donate Is asked to eat generous meals before and after donating. Although dated one year ago, the most recent list of salaries available indicates Shepherd's top-level administrators continue to fair well, though. The situation arose when the executive committee returned the week before school to get ready for their first events and learned that Kathy Eckstrand had accepted the newly-created position of Shepherd College Arts Director and had given up her position as their advisor.

Sue Sheridan, Program Board president, says that it was difficult to get answers to most of their questions. The questions themselves dealt primarily with things that Eckstrand usually took care of such as purchase orders, work orders, etc. Program Board Vice President Tammy Richards says, however, that it was important that they got answers immediately.

Betty Housum, Dr. Sally II res an. Corporate Headquarters Sherman Place Evanston. IL Therefore, the executive committee met among themselves, and with Eckstrand, and formed a plan where Eckstrand would, in the evenings and weekends for a period of four weeks, train the executive committee to the point where they could carry out their duties of planning and executing major campus-wide events.

Young, however, was not agreeable to the plan. Program Board executive committee member Harry White agrees. Clinton Davis, director of Auxiliary Services and omsbudsman, also says that himself or Young, as well as President Riccards, can act as an agent of the state government in approving expenditures of state funds. Davis also sees it as a faculty placement issue. As to why it is unacceptable to the Student Affairs office that Kathy Eckstrand be a part-time advisor to Program Board for a period of four weeks, Young refused to comment.

Young does say, however, that at this time, no one else at Shepherd is as qualified to advise Program Board as Eckstrand. When these issues were raised in the group meeting between Young, Sheridan, Richards and White, the executive committee decided it could not work effectively with out other advisement, so the members decided to relinquish their duties.

None of the committee members has submitted a written resignation to Young, but all have completely stopped any duties. In an official response to Program Board, Riccards said he had already spoken with Young concerning the matter, and he has left the issue in his hands. Ebooks and Manuals

As of now, Young is executing pre-planned events for this semester with the help of Bill Wright, Pub manager; Mary Beth Siebert, Student Affairs secretary; Rita Coleman, director of Purchasing; and college center staff. At the Aug. We asked ourselves whether we could do the job, and we decided we couldn't, not without some help. A student forum discussing this and other concerns will be available at p.

Young says he personally hopes to see the executive committee return to their jobs, but if he has to, he says he will go on without them. Riccards, Let us bow our heads in a moment of silence, please, remembering the fallen. Reflections on Just do it! By Vicque Charrette Whether you are male or female, there is one thing I want you to do with this article when you finish reading it — cut it out and put it in a safe place.

Believe it or not there is a real chance it could help you later on, particularly if you become a female college dropout, and some of you will. Then you will find yourself where some of my friends and I are now, returning to college after being out for 15 years or more. For years my friends and I discussed how we wanted to go back to college to get our degrees and then, because of our changing situations, we discussed how much we needed to get our degrees. Some of us married and started having children. Suddenly there wasn't the time or money for us to go to school.

The wants and needs of our families came first. On the other hand, some of us this is my own category took vocational courses which landed us in pretty good entry level jobs for a time. But as the years started to rush by, our worlds as we knew them began to change and not always for the best.

There were divorces, losses of self-confidence, lost promotions and even death. The resulting scenarios are familiar to many of you from broken homes — mom had to go back to work and getting a job which could support a family was hard, if not impossible, to find. Their paychecks were not increasing at the same rate as the cost of living. The world of one of my friends became catastrophic when her husband died. The fact of the matter was that we all faced a common problem when interviewing for new jobs or promotions — competing with men and women with college degrees.

Yeah, I know many recent graduates are having trouble finding jobs now, but at least they have an edge over those with no college background! No, no, it doesn't work that way. We've become too good at rationalizing why we can't do it, and even more so, many of us have worked very hard to perfect our martyr-like roles. And it is from these martyrs that the following excuses are most often voiced some of them have rolled off my lips a time or two , but no more!

It's time to address these excuses and get them out of the way. Well, who isn't. Weren't you nervous your first day of elementary school, high school and new job? Keep this in mind, everyone is. But truthfully, despite the way some of them look or sound, younger students and faculty don't bite.

Most non-traditional students are pleasantly surprised to find the adjustment to day classes not as horrible as they thought and evening classes can be even less intimidating since most students are also non- traditionals. Don't make it sound like you have a disease! Children can surprise you, most can do more for themselves if only they are allowed. Is it such a bad practice to teach children that sometimes they have to sacrifice something in order to let someone else have a chance to accomplish a goal? The art department students. The swim team. This is dedicated to the students who have fallen in the wake of your administrators' continued abuse of position and unjust treatment of the students.

Their actions of recent days are unconscionable, not only toward the students, but also staff and faculty who are genuinely the students' friends. They continue to tear down most of what the students do, implying that we are not mature enough to handle any type of responsibility, except what they set up as a puppet or mouthpiece position. We beg to differ. Please realize the stumbling block to your success is the men with whom you have surrounded yourself, not the students, staff or faculty. These men tarnish your popularity, anger the students and lead us to believe you agree with everything they do.

Please show us otherwise. Now I would become that person zipping past the columns of walking pedestrians in the midst of a downpour with my radio reverberating through Shepherdstown. Now I would be able to go to Big Lots anytime I desired. Now I could drive home on my own whenever I liked without my parents coming down here in the Oldsmobile. That last mentioned freedom was what I was taking advantage of that fateful weekend. I was on my way home, relishing my driving independence.

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I turned on some jazz, relaxed behind the wheel and became enthralled in the mountainous scenery. I began chugging up a hill at a surprisingly high rate of speed. I pull over and roll down the window. I look up into the face of a clipboard. I repeat myself, and he agrees with my estimation, asking for my license and registration. You have the option of attending the District Court But not me — no, not me. I get slapped with a ticket my very first time.

I drive onto the highway muttering all the way home about the injustice of it all. But those excuses do not take away that nasty carbon copy ticket. In the long run, your education could mean a better life for your entire family.

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Start taking vitamins. Then enlist the help of your family. My husband not only learned how to cook out of necessity when his first marriage ended , he actually liked it and now is extremely comfortable in the kitchen. Here my fellow sweepers, dusters, waxers is one of the hardest hurdles to jump. But jump you must. So students, faculty members seem trapped in the midst of this confusion and the average student's voice sounds insignificant and powerless against the grinding gears of the institution. And this is only the beginning of the school year!

Obviously something must be done to help clear the air before these problems fester and grow until they affect every aspect of it! Personally, I think blinders should be the most essential part of school supplies for women. If you need to study and the house starts to make you feel guilty, get out of it and go to a library. Are you so sure? If you are working, many companies offer educational benefits, so take advantage of them.

Besides low interest loans, based on credit, there are grants and scholarships available, many targeted for women only. An appointment with a financial aid counselor could be an eye- opener. Did you know some colleges offer campus life. The answer is a simple one: communication. Silence breeds rumors and negativity. Only through open communication and cooperation can positive solutions be reached. How about swapping times with a friend? If two of you wanted to take the same class, it could be possible that by explaining to a professor your situations you could class- share along the same lines as a job-share situation would work.

Believe me, they are usually more than willing to work with those who are really trying. Besides, I bet if you wanted to take a craft class once or twice a week you could make the necessary arrangements. Look around at some senior citizens centers. Many of them are starting college for degrees at age 70 or older. The bottom line is whether you or a friend find yourselves wanting to start or go back to college in two or 22 years from now, there will always be excuses. This is the time to pull out this article and seriously re- evaluate what your real priorities are.

This forum is open to all students and student organizations, faculty and staff. This will hopefully foster an atmosphere of cooperation that will lead to positive solutions which will benefit the campus community as a whole. This forum will also serve a dual purpose of gathering possible either official campus orgainizations or unofficial groups such as commuters, handicapped students and non- traditional students, as well as faculty and staff members in order to help campus organizations gauge the needs of these interest groups. This will also allow organizations to work cooperatively in scheduling their activities throughout the school year.

This is the time to make your voice heard! Come out and help build a more positive campus community. It will definitely be worth your time! Upon returning from summer break, it was brought to our attention that we no longer had an advisor and that Dean [Harry] Young would be acting advisor until a replacement was found. It is important to mention that the advisory position is a full-time job of not only counseling, but also coordinating, managing, and training.

Our current Program Board staff and our former advisor has doubled the amount of programming on this campus in the past two years. With the increased programming comes increased responsibility. Program Board is not just another organization on campus. It is a department and non-profit business. We deal with professional and national performers, attend leadership and staff building seminars, work one-on-one with agents around the country, coordinate contracts, purchase orders and vendor invoices.

We attend to every detail of an activity from putting in a work order a couple of days in advance to turning on the power in the amphitheater, to greeting and finding places for performers to stay and to coordinating block-booking contracts with other schools to bring a performer here at the lowest possible price. These just scratch the surface of all the duties involved in programming activities. Through all of this and more, we have been able to provide the students with a higher level of programming comparable to most of the major colleges and universities in the United States.

Most of the members on the executive committee of Program Board were starting their third year on Program Board. Even though each has learned to take over more control of their own committees, each PB executive still needed more training on certain things that our advisor did solely. Our advisor helped us with the long contracts in minute detail, dealing with agents, what we can and cannot do, who to contact for what and the budget. This year we were going to take the handling of the budget away from the advisor so that we could gain more responsibility and experience.

Solution on Page 20 of training new people. What we were faced with this semester was a busy schedule with an acting advisor who, we believe, did not fully understand what was required in the execution of each event. We learned this by his statements, requesting us to talk to our former advisor for answers to our questions. We couldn't obtain from her enough time to train us effectively without offering some kind of small compensation.

Both parties were willing to work nights and weekends during the training process, and the board itself felt it would only take a few weeks to get trained and prepared enough for a semester full of activities. We felt this was an executive decision needed for Program Board to run efficiently the rest of the semester. Not once during the week that we first came back Aug. We were willing, for the benefit of Program Board and the campus, to work with Dean Young in trying to effectively run PB.

An unanimous decision, though, was rendered at the end of that week that we each individually could not do all that is required for our position without the assistance of a qualified advisor because we each lack the complete training necessary. We wanted to effectively run Program Board on a non-crisis basis and successfully complete programs we had been planning since February of last year.

Most of our staff was voluntary, and we felt it was not in Program Board's or our best interest to continue on in this situation. We did try to contact President Riccards in this situation, but he refused to see us stating that he had already discussed the matter with Dean Young. Another unanimous decision was then rendered that we would all relinquish our duties as Program Board executive committee.

We all feel that our dedication and belief in Program Board was not altered by this decision, yet proven by it. We hope the student body and staff understand. I have seen the ad copy the students ran [and] I [see] they reached out to the local gay and lesbian population, including students, faculty, and staff of Shepherd College with all good intentions. National Coming Out Day is a non-profit educational organization now in its fourth year.

We run a campaign to encourage those who are lesbian or gay to tell the truth about who they are in an effort to put an end to anti -gay violence and prejudice. Polls have repeatedly shown that those people who claim they know no one gay hold destructive beliefs about gay people. On the other hand, We accept letters Letters to the Editor are a significant means of dialogue between the newspaper and our campus.

Letter Dear editor, In the bowels of Knutti Hall, the painting and drawing students of Shepherd College are wondering why one of their basic rights has been systematically denied. Each of these students has fulfilled his or her tuition requirement and therefore, is entitled to adequate classroom space. The only advantage of transferring painting and drawing classes from the smaller room in the Frank Creative Arts Center to the room in Knutti Hall is the slightly larger space. The ever-increasing enrollment of visual art students at Shepherd, however, has made even this room an almost impossible place in which to work.

There are other inadequacies as well. For example, the lighting in Knutti is insufficient. The colors of a painting can vary substantially when viewed under incandescent gallery lighting if painted under fluorescent bulbs, such as the dim ones in Knutti. Also, the ventilation for the room is unhealthy. Paint and cleaning agent fumes are trapped there because only two of the four windows accessible by ladder will open. Equally as unobtainable is a source of hot water, which is necessary for the preservation of expensive brushes.

Hot water faucets are located on the third floor. These problems, however, merely scratch the surface of a more basic dilemma. This dilemma involves a lack of communication with the administration. Painting and drawing and students took their Continued on Page 7 those who are aware that they have family, friends, and co- workers who are gay believe that gay people are equal citizens. As you know, prejudice of all kinds is lessened dramatically when we know the people about whom we are biased. I am certain the efforts of The Picket were to encourage gay people to live as equal citizens.

The God I believe in didn't make any of us less valuable than anyone else. Based on that, and a firm belief in our democracy, I hold the vision of National Coming Out Day to be in concert with your vision of a well-educated society. Thank you for your time.


Sincerely, Lynn D. Eckstrand I've been told that seeing a whale breaching to leap out ot the water is one ot life's most exhilarating experiences. I've heard about the thrill of hearing a sudden spout of water surge 20 feet or more up out of the ocean. Many letters were sent to administrators, including Dr. In light of comments made by him during the First Annual Open House art show , students circulated a petition requesting that their basic right to adequate facilities be recognized.

This document was never acknowledged. Minimal improvements such as painted walls and canvas racks have been made by members of the art faculty. This was accomplished without aid from the administration. The art major is one of the fastest growing majors on this campus. This group visually represents Shepherd College on school literature. Art students have won national and international acclaim. Why is it that these students have received more recognition off- campus than on-campus?

To change this situation, the painting and drawing students would like to make a few suggestions. First and foremost, students want information. If something cannot be done about the inadequacies of the Knutti studio, then we want to know the reason s as soon as possible. Also, the room next to the Knutti space has ample natural lighting. Such a room would be more conducive to painting while the room which is already available to the students could still accommodate the drawing students. This small change would be a tremendous step toward solving the problems that now exist.

I wouldn't know. I have never seen one. When I lived in Rhode Island, whale watch tours were all the rage. People would travel the two hours or longer to Provincetown, MA, from mid- spring to mid-fall — brave the elements, find the money, take the time — all in the hopes of having the thrill of a lifetime. For a long time, I didn't know such tours existed. When I did find out, I always had some excuse — too busy, too poor, or too near because I could always go next season.

Then I moved away. Now I'm sorry. As the new and first Arts Director at Shepherd College, I hope to offer the campus community creative arts experiences which are the We, the undersigned, represent visual art majors. If this letter receives no response, then we promise to remind the administration that we are here. Sincerely, Christopher S. Steffey T. Beckett Mary Richards Leslie L. Shepherd College offers an incredible range of creative arts programs by professional artists, faculty and students — all of which are listed in the newly published Arts Calendar.

Already this semester the campus community has had the opportunity to experience three separate arts exhibits. As I have walked through these exhibits, I have alternately been amused, disturbed, delighted, quizzical and thoughtful — but, most certainly, I have been. The campus community has also had the opportunity to experience the first-ever professional performance artist on campus and the hard-driving, hot-paced, upbeat rhythms of the Ed Shaughnessy Jazz Quintet. And more is yet to come. As Arts Director, I want to offer a challenge to the campus community.

Become involved in the artistic life of the college. Challenge yourself. Stretch yourself. See something new or different. Allow yourself at least once a semester to be moved, to encounter yourself or others. Overcome the excuses. Take the time, go the distance, find the money. Many events are free; all are in your own back yard.

Who knows? You just might have the thrill of a lifetime. You just might experience the magic, mystery and wonder of a true, artistic breaching. Before Letter Dear editor, It is clear that the increasing enrollment in the fine arts area of study has not gone unnoticed. There has been juggling of classrooms and studio work space. While the attempt to accommodate the large number of students in the limited space is admittedly difficult, it is at the present time extremely unsatisfactory. Painting and drawing classes have been moved to the basement of Knutti Hall.

After all, these are the visual arts. The art faculty has made every effort to make this space functional. Therefore, it seems to come down to a matter of finances and priorities. It would seem that the administration would deem it a priority to bring the work space for the arts program at least up to the standards found in most community colleges. The idea of the suffering artist is romantic, but these somewhat passive artists are getting angry. Sincerely, Carl B. Piccards to an assembly at the college Aug. My friends, Once again I am pleased and honored to be able to report to you on the state of the college.

After almost 30 years of going to college and my sixth year of being a president, I still find myself excited by the opening to school, still buying new pens and binders, still looking in bookstores like a kid in a candy shop. This year I will join you in teaching some of those students — students who will remind me why I chose this great profession. Last year was a very good year for Shepherd College and a very trying one; it was the best and the worse of times in many ways. Last year we lost seven students to illness and to accident, to the tragedies that too often mark our times.

There were too many deaths, and the victims were too young. Of all the heartaches that God visits on us, none is more disturbing than the old burying the young, hope we will be free from those sad happenings this year, be able to enjoy the triumphs and the enthusiasms of these individuals of all ages who are in our charge. Quiet Shepherd College however has had to confront directly the worlds of drug paraphernalia, date rape, alcohol abuse, and antisocial behavior.

We cannot stop the tides of these barbarisms at our gates, but we must combat them, to show as men and women living a life of reason that we are unwilling to see the traditions of civility undone on this campus. And you have a right to expect a president who knows the difference between toleration and timidity, who will vigorously defend academic freedom and personal liberty, and safeguard the fragile conditions under which dispassionate inquiry can take place.

This program is only one part of the Washington Gateway — but what a part it is — to change the lives of the young, to offer them personal goals and to exploit the state's greatest resources — not coal, but its people. And lastly it was a time in which the Teacher of the Year was one of our students and one of our neighbors. For two years I have tried to set before you an agenda for reform — the reform of an institution, of its folkways, and of its basic mission. Over this year we will talk about budgets and enrollments, admissions and retention — but not this afternoon.

Now I wish to speak of the philosophy and of the vision of this college and its charmed ambitions. Last semester I received from one of our most dedicated faculty members a personal letter which raised the profoundest of questions about what we are doing, why we are doing those things, and whether our endeavors really matter.

It was a touching letter and asked the obvious question of why we are undertaking this quest for excellence when so much seems to thwart us individually and collectively? Why do we do more than the bare minimum? Who cares after all? I had then and now no single, simple answer.

There really is often no reward structure here or in life in general for excellence of doing more than the minimum. But the letter reminded me of the story of the great Yankee outfielder, Joe DiMaggio, who toward the end of his career was playing center field. It was the eighth inning with the Yankees ahead at the end of a season where they were going to win the pennant once again. A batter hit a towering fly ball to center and DiMaggio in the twilight of his years made an exerting and extraordinary catch.

When he came back to the bench, the young players rode him unmercifully for having hustled to make such a catch. Why did he do it, was he crazy? It is a definition of character, of how we establish ourselves as a yardstick of our own achievement. Yes — man is the measure of all things, as the Renaissance philosopher once said. We are engaged in a profound institutional redefinition. It is a definition laid out in clear terms in the Strategic Planning Committee's report, and I hope you will re-read its recommendations, for they represent the collective wisdom of so many faculty, staff and students over the years.

And the report represents in my view the very best example of collegiality and of shared responsibility. We have begun to examine admissions, retention, advisement, guidance, freshmen experiences, college social life, general education, and the proper role of athletics. But animating all of those committees must be a respect for excellence, a love of the life of the mind, and a democratic faith in the common sense of a free people.

Any successful honors program must rest upon certain principles — it must be a faculty governed and faculty developed curriculum; it must recognize the desirability of training people of heightened merit and talent; and must implement training those desirable, heightened people; and it must be open to new ideas and new pedagogies. All else is secondary and I hope that this year there will be a consensus among all involved on the College's fully viable honors program. But before we move in this direction, we must concentrate enormous energies on NCATE accrediting of our programs.

To help me and to help you prepare for that difficult accrediting process, I have appointed Prof. Charles Woodward to bring us in line with those requirements. Central to NCATE is the college's unifying philosophy on education and we must be clear what we are doing and what we believe. As the Director of NCATE has told me the days of professors doing their own thing at least in the area of teaching preparation is over.

My view is that we should have some alternatives to NCATE, but that is not a view that is shared by the State Board of Education or even by some of our own colleagues. But a love of learning and a commitment to excellence is more than a collection of programs or centers. Without a philosophy of education, they are mere window dressing, disjointed shows, public relations displays that come and go with the seasons of the year. There needs to be a central, animating spirit to our efforts, one that carries us from the promise of September to the lows of February and on to the satisfactions of May.

We will show that central vision by examining how we teach students and how we treat each other, whether we respect decent difference of opinion, and how honest we are in examining our own beliefs and presumptions. There is a great debate going on in academia— a great debate that reminds me of the skirmishes that Swift satirizes in Gulliver's Travels. In this odyssey the right wing of academia is criticizing the left wing saying that they wish to censure their views. It is the last gasp of Marxism or of imperialism, depending on whose axe is politicized. And on and on it goes until one must wonder what they are really talking about.

We at Shepherd College have been free of most of this nonsense. Sometimes common sense is more important than ideology. Let me lay out what I think are important parameters — that the world of dead white males — of Aristotle and Dante, Shakespeare and Newton — is indeed the mainstream of Western civilization and western culture is not as its bitter critics imply simply a crude chronicle of repression, exploitation and manipulation. However there are limits to all of our views, there are personal perspectives, there is a sociology of knowledge at work, but there are also perennial themes, common concerns that transcend gender, race and generation as we are born, live, marry and die.

We have asked our freshmen to read Marcus Aurelius and Alice Walker, without describing to them who is more perennial. We have tried to open their minds to the classical and the contemporary, for the great foes we face are not white males old before their time, or radical feminists or a racially slanted literature, but the real enemies of learning — ignorance, apathy and falsehood.

We are in a great transition in education and in American cultural life. We are a nation with another wave of immigration sweeping across the land. You know that I have stressed the importance of adding women and minorities to Shepherd College in all categories. I believe that such a move is morally correct and prudentially wise. It is morally correct to open the doors of opportunity and to make special efforts to overcome racial and class disadvantages. And it is prudentially wise to educate the boys and girls who will be the leadership, the vanguard for a new generation of Americans.

The debate in academia is part of a larger conflict in our society — what this multicultural society should treasure, what are legitimate public compensatory efforts and what is reverse racism, what are the proper roles of women and men or do they have any inherent roles at all. In the process, we are reconceptualizing American society — sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. And often all these ideological assumptions are so individualistic, so barren of communal loyalty or family love that they leave us alone, angry and devoid of associations that make us truly human, truly citizens, truly capable of reaching out to others.

At this college, it is no secret that we still have the heritage of an all white college that once lived in a separate but unequal past. Today nearly 40 years after Brown v. The data base would include social, political and economic background information on soldiers from both the Union and Confederate sides. The data base will be a computerized compilation of information that is current on 5. The data base will also include a resource library that will list all possible sources for Civil War information.

Both will be accessible from any computer in the nation.

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The data base, if completed, could be used for several purposes. The largest of these is for individuals searching for information on ancestors who fought in the Civil War. It will also be used by military and social- military historians in search of information on regiment histories, battles, diseases, class and ethnic relations, distinction between regiments and so forth.

Students in schools across the country could also access it for reports. The data base is not just a local venture. Although funding for the data base has not yet been acquired, several organizations, both public and private, have expressed interest in Project Most of the listed activities are items that would require a substantial investment in computer hardware and personnel to operate it as well as academic personnel to assure the academic integrity of the operation.

And besides, we thought it up. One is that the year 1 will be the th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. The other is that 1 is the approximate year the data base will be completed. At educational institutions Survey says women increasing in power, trailing in wealth The number of top women administrators in college has increased dramatically in recent years, according to data collected by the Office of Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education.

Women now make up 1 1 percent of all presidents of 3, accredited colleges and universities in the United States. The data indicates that women were serving as chief executive officers in December , up from in and in Seven of the Hispanic women presidents served at Puerto Rican institutions. Though women have gained power, a publication of the Association of American Colleges reflects that the median salary for female administrators averages 41 percent less than the same for male administrators.

According to one survey, the wage disparity has increased over the past two years. An experimental practice session will start on Sept. It may change our whole view of the Civil War. The hold-up on providing the town with new lines is caused by financial difficulties. The sewer board says it cannot financially cover such a large project for the town on its own.

The board, as well as a number of concerned citizens, realizes the importance of obtaining a new sewage line to handle the growth of Shepherdstown, Kelch explained. Many new developments are being built, and the board is concerned with hooking-up new branch lines to an old main line, which may not by suitable for further use, she said. In order to upgrade the main line, which runs directly under the Shepherd College football Homecoming scheduled for week of Sept.

A pep rally and skits will be in the football field on Friday, Sept. In a twist of events, for Homecoming Court instead of having just princesses and queen, the college is having princes and a king on the court also. Voting will be Tuesday, Sept. Mayor Audrey Egle, also a member of the board, says she hopes to get this grant soon.

We just hope we get a reply sometime this month," Egle said. Without the grant, worries about how suitable the system is will continue, Kelch said. As far as he knows, he said, the town has only been turned down once for receiving a Small Cities Block Grant. Offutt As a result ot the WV State Legislature continued underfunding of state colleges, the tuition at Shepherd College Security reports As reported by Shepherd College Security, the following incidents took place during the period of Aug.

The suspects were non- students and escorted off campus. Two students in Kenamond Hall were referred to the Student Affairs Office on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. The school refused to release any further information regarding how the case was handled. The fourth annual festival will feature Ceoltoiri, an Irish band of three women on dulcimer, harp, and guitar and the regional Critton Hollow String Band. Friday; and p. Riccards said. According to Riccards, this letter was written to make students aware of the tuition increase. On the contrary, students believe they were not given enough notice to get more prepared on how they should handle the extra money needed in order to attend Shepherd College.

As the world's future leaders, we must not allow this to happen. Join with students from the United States and Canada on September , at Princeton University Together, we will not allow this to happen. The Administrative Council, the Cabinet and the campus Board of Advisors discussed and endorsed the increase tuition rates, too. The Board of Advisors unanimously approved the recommendations the Student Government for the new money. In Shaw. To live in the center, the residents must be involved actively in the programs offered through the center and participate as a member of the community.

To that end, plans for such activities as bonfires, field trips, and camping trips are in the making. Center debuts Also, a special reception acquainted the residents with the faculty members involved in the center's planned programs. According to Riggleman, it is hoped that with time this program will expand to the other residence halls on campus. To become a participant in the program experience, Riggleman says, a student must have a clean disciplinary record and must simply want to become a part of the program.

Riggleman encourages all interested students to contact the Residence Life Office on the ground floor of Miller Hall for more information. Clinton Davis, campus omsbudsman and director of Auxiliary Services, says he is trying to get the recycling program off its feet, but more help is needed.

Deposit bins have been ordered, Davis said, to place in certain locations on campus, yet he is reluctant to distribute them since some of these bins are still on back-order and have not yet come in. The bins come in a combination of three different colors, to help aid students in separating trash. The three different bins will hold metal, paper and glass. Davis' only concern is that once the bins are put into their prospective places, someone will need to be able to collect the materials from them when the bins are full. Although some progress has been made, nothing will begin to get underway until the back- order of bins come in and someone who is interested in recycling is eager to help implement this program, Davis explained.

Students were billed for damage to their rooms which occurred over the past year. However, some students claim the damage was not repaired on return to school this year and also say that they were charged for damage not present in their room at all. These allegations were presented to Sandy Sutton, assistant director of Residence Life. Sutton says she sympathizes with the students who complain of unrepaired damage and explains that some of the more serious damage could only be repaired at a considerable expense which greatly exceeds the amount of money charged to the students.

So while the students' money does not directly pay for the damage incurred in their room, the fee does cycle back to benefit residence hall living. After a nearly eight-year absence, an interested group of students, with the support of the SGA, is attempting to bring the Cohongoroota back to the college. Editors Andrea Smith and Robert Phipps have announced plans to begin selling reservations for the book in early October. The book will try to cover all aspects of student life at the college and will include commuter activities as well as resident student activities, Smith added.

The staff can be contacted at extension , at the Miller Hall Office Complex, or through intercampus mail, she explained. Staff meetings have been scheduled each Wednesday throughout the semester at p. Photographs of all students and faculty will be taken in January. Students will receive information in the mail about pictures sometime in the next two months.

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The book will be produced during this school year, and delivered next fall. Seniors who graduate will have their books mailed to them. Shown, left to right, are Dennis Grinko. Katya Pokrovskya. Larisa Tyhkevich. Masha Mazurik. Alexei Stepanov and Mikhail Zrelov. While she delightedly opened her mail, he regaled her with stories of the new, open lifestyle in the Soviet Union.

One week later, the Colgate University senior sat numbly in front of a television set watching in disbelief as tanks rolled through Russian city streets. Mikhailova, who lives with Americans Joe and Gean Thuneur, two former Colgate professors, said she was fortunate to have their support during a time of great uncertainty. These are my adopted parents right now. By Laura Martin While most everyone was enjoying the last remnants of summer at home, Dr. Walter Hanak was spending the last few weeks of his summer vacation in Moscow. At an evening program sponsored by Thacher Hall resident assistant Denise Whitley, Hanak, a history professor at the college, described his August visit to the Soviet Union.

Hanak went to Moscow because he was invited to the Congress of Byzantine in Moscow. When reports of the coup began to surface, she and school officials at Colgate expressed concern over whether two Soviet exchange students expected at the university this fall would be able to travel to the U. Hanak says he was in Moscow from the beginning of August until the 16th. He had good ideas, but he could not implement them. It was time for a change. Another thing that suprised inquiries about the 19 Soviet students who recently arrived there for their first year in the United States.

Located in Holland, Ml, the tiny liberal arts college enrollment 2, has one of the most unusual Soviet exchange programs in the country. As many as Russian students apply for 20 corporate scholarships each year. The students, who must be proficient in English, did not know one another before boarding a plane for the United States.

Of course there is concern for their families, and their future — now and in the distant future. Contrary to popular media portrayals of support from Americans spread over the campus at news that the coup had failed. People have met me warmly and shared with me. The KGB, in spite of this collapse, still possess a lot of power," she said.

She then contacted her parents, who attempted to assuage her fears. They worked at it. The Academy of Science in Moscow, he learned, has used some of his published works about Byzantine history and compared his works to other professors'. They just walked by the barricades. Polakov, an articulate computer student from Leningrad, also learned of the troubles in his homeland by television. Polakov said he admired the way Boris Yeltsin conducted himself during the coup. He was the only leader who was persistent in his desire to continue opposing the coup.

He made a lot of efforts to fight it. Paul, MN junior is from Leningrad, where he studied for two years at Leningrad University before deciding to pursue a degree in economics in the United States. He was eating breakfast when his wife alerted him of the news bulletin. I just could not believe the Communist Party would let the democratic movement take over power. As long as there is an unstable economy, Eastern European countries will have a hard time.

We are coming back to democracy. I am very positive that there is no return of the country to the totalitarian regime. I hope that Gorbachev will be more quick with his economic reforms. I feel he was in-between the democratic and conservative movements. Math scores dropped as well. Still, African- Americans and Mexican- Americans are the leading groups for steady increases in their scores. On the other hand, we see that blacks are the one group constantly progressing toward better scores.

But, their overall average score still falls about and points shy, respectively, of scores achieved by whites and Asians. Their total average scores are and respectively. The overall average for all groups taken together — — has dropped seven points. Here, they pose after exploring the basement of the Rev.

Samuel Parris' house. The trip will add meaning for the performers in Shepherd's upcoming production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible'.

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Of that 28 percent, 8 percent reported they were bilingual. The new test will not only show more changes in content, but also changes in form. In its first format change since , the test will abandon its antonym, or opposite word, questions for beefed-up reading sections that will put more emphasis on higher-order reading skills, Cameron said. He calls it critical reading.