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THE BENNETT BANNER '^Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy*’ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1968 BENNETT COLLEGE , GREENSBORO, N. C. PRICE 10(? Delegates Attend UNCF Conferences By ROSE MARY COLE On Thursday, February 8, three Bennett College students, a fac ulty member and an alumnus ~ represented the college at the 22nd session of the National Alumni Council (NAC) of The United Negro College Fund (UN CF) in Chicago, Illinois. The session brought students and alumni from thirty-six col leges. Previously there had been 33 colleges in the organization, but three other colleges, Claflin College, Orangeburg, S.C.; Flor ida Memorial, St. Augustine, Fla.; and, Wilberforce University, Wil- berforce, Ohio, have now been admitted. The theme for the Conference this year was “UNCF Support— Search For New Approaches.” It involved workshops, luncheons, the Miss National UNCF Corona tion Ball which was the major highlight for the NAC and the Pre-Alumni Council. Bethune - Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla., took hon ors and trophies for the highest amount in per capita ($22 per student) and for the highest amount in general (over $22,000), Tuskeegee Institute, Tuskeegee, ^ngeiene Johnson Attends Confab. Ala,, took the honor and trophy for attendance (represented with thirty alumni and pre-alumni). Raised among the thirty-six colleges was an amount over $100,000 — by the pre-alumni. Representing Bennett College at the conference were Mrs. Barbara H. Bryan, head librar ian; Miss Angelene Johnson, sec retary of the Student Senate and member of the junior class; Miss Casandra Feaster, Bennett Col= lege's Miss UNCF and also a member of the junior class; and, Miss Rose Mary Cole, chairman and a member of the freshmen class. Little Theatre Guild, Printed For oaiiie By JANINIFER ENGLISH The Littje Theatre Guild of Bennett College, in keeping with its trGnd towards ni3.st6rful pro* ductions, has come up with a play that seems destined to equal, if not to excel, any of the others nerformed this year. Under the direction of Mr. Fred A. Eady, the guild is preparing to dazzle the theatre goers on this cam pus and in surrounding areas with its presentation of ‘Hedda Gabler.” “Hedda Gabler,” one of Ib sen's greatest works, is. a re alistic character drama. Through Hedda’s character, Ibsen skill- fully portrays a. maladjusted woman plagued by restlessness, envy, and uselessness. She has no roots or responsibilities. Hed da probably existed in the past, but her lack of roots and re sponsibilities reflect the plight of modern day woman who finds that she has a great deal of freedom from the traditional ties of the home. . This drama has a triple cast and will be performed on Feb ruary 22, 23, and 24, 1968 at eight o’clock p.m, with a possi ble matinee on Saturday at 2:30 p,m. In the first performance, a Bennett College freshman. Miss Betty Jones will portray Hedda. The second performance will find Hedda being played by Miss Car olyn McCrary, a sophomore at Bennett; and, on the third night, a Bennett College senior, Miss Vagella Douglas steps into the role of Hedda. Also, supporting roles are filled, for the most part, by members of the Little Theatre Guild. However, male supporting roles are played by young men from nei^boring schools. The humdrum professeur, George Tesman, that Hedda marries for the sake of security, is por trayed by Alfred Jones ~ a junior at Dudley High School. Hedda's one time lover, Love- borg, is played by Lester Doug las “ a senior at Page High School — and Willis Foster — a junior at North Carolina A & T State University. And, Bryce Smith — a senior at Dudley High —is cast as the dominating Judge Brack. Students Protest Since the infamous shooting incidents at South Carolina State and Claflin Colleges, at Orange burg S.C., the sympathy of stu dents here in Greensboro has been on a constant rise. There had been much talk about what could be done. Thursday, Feb. 15, saw emo tions give way to what was term ed the “Greensboro Memorial March.” The march began when nhout 175 Greensboro students gShered at A & T's Student Union parking lot. They then marched to the county Court house carrying caskets and wreaths symbolizing the students that were slain in Orangeburg. The governor of South Carolina was burned in effigy. The students walked back to A&T leaving behind them the symbolic coffins. Having almost doubled their number, the march ers gathered in the Union to plan for their next action. Tomorrow? Banner Has New Advisor What does the “Bennett Ban ner have up its sleeve in the way of upgrading itself this year? The answer is Douglas McAdoo, the new advisor to the “Banner,” and the yearbook staff. A native of Greensboro where he attended Dudley High School, he, also, graduated from A&T University. While at A&T, he was active with the Harrison Players and the Bennett College Little Theater, until his love of writing forced him to give them up in favor of “full-time” par ticipation on the college news paper, “The Register.” Once on the staff, he worked his way from reporter to editor by his senior year. Since his beginning which he says was by accident, he has never ceased to write, nor has he been too far away from journalism. After graduation, he “knocked about New York for two years,” free-lancing, and working with the “Pittsburgh Courier,” La ter he taught English for four years in Bridgeport, Conn, be fore returning to North Caro lina. Presently, he teaches Eng lish and Journalism at Central High School in Hillsborough. When he isn’t writing, or work- find the new advisor listening to jazz, reading, or at some ath letic contest. Howard Fuller Returns On 21st. In answer to many pleas by the student body, Howard Fuller, head of Foundation for Commu nity Development, will speak here on campus on Feb. 21, in the Science Assembly. Presently residing in Durham. Mr, Fuller is an outspoken advocate of “black awareness.” His speech will be concerned with Black Power, followed by a debate or panel discussion. The Debating Club is sponsor ing the program and is extending an invitation to all to attend. For Joy, For Joy, Curfew Extended By ROSE MARV COLE The freshmen curfew hour has been extended from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. but, only on week ends. Many of the freshmen on the beginning night of their new curfew hour, which began Satur day, February 2, wanted to take immediate advantage of it, but found nothing to do. For some of the freshmen the extended curfew on weekends means a longer stay in the Stu dent Union building, being able to see the end of a movie with out trying to get back to the dorm on time with neck-break ing speed, being able to go to the store for late snacks, and for saying, “I had more to do when we had the 9:30 curfew than I do now,” Dr, .Miller looks over notes as he prepares for Bio-Chem Lec tures, Dr. Miller Lectures This Semester, Feels Old Urge To Teach By DARUIN PRIOLE\U Don’t be at all surprised if you should look up and see The Pres ident, Dr. Isaac Miller, standing at the head of your class. This semester Dr. Miller will be lec turing in bio-chemistry on Mon day, Thursday, and Friday eve nings at 5:20. Dr. Miller, a professional bio- College, he has taught in both elementary and high schools. Af ter graduate school, at the Uni versity of Wisconsin, he taught a stint at A&T University and was at Meharry Medical Col lege for twelve years. It was at Meharry that he became aware of the many problems of medi cal students. He felt that if these problems could be worked out on the college level, they could be prevented in medical school. Dr. Miller hopes that nexi year he will be able to do re search in the new science build ing. He is encouraging all in terested students to do the same. Teaching bio-chemistry, he says, “will be a heartwarming and gratifying experience” enabling him to use part of his profes sional career to do “somethiiy; ified bio-chemist, but he also meets the standards of being a good college president. Besides his educational background, he meets the qualifications set up by the board of trustees by be ing a family man, a scientist and a Methodist, But Dr, Miller feels that “the basic qualification that any president should have is the willingness to listen when students or faculty alike want to speak,” Thirteen College’s Curriculum Is Really TBC There’s a new program here at Bennett that’s really TCB. that is, takes care of business. In September, 1967, The Thir teen-College Curriculum Pro gram started its journey here through this school year. With all expenses paid, except for a few exceptions, a $75,00 book account, and $5,00 per week sti pend, fifty Bennett Belles attend classes under this program from Monday through Friday, The name, Thirteen-CoUeges Curriculum Program, originated when 13 predominantly Negro coUeges received a grant from Title ni of The Higher Educa tion Act of 1965 and cooperation from the Institute for Services to Education to initiate this unique curriculum development project. All teachers assigned to this project spent eight weeks last summer at a conference held in Boston, Mass. Here structures of their respective courses and the development of materials to be used were established. TCCP is basically aimed at better academic achievements through new methods and tech niques. There are four basic subjects incorporated in TCCP, and they are; Ideas and Their Expressions (English); Quanti tative and Analytical Thinking (Math); Social Science; and Nat ural Science. There are no ba sic textbooks used in any of the courses, thus giving way to the opportunity of learning from var ious other sources. This is op posed to the usual way of learn ing in which one textbook of limited knowledge is used. There is no great emphasis put on grades and the program is more “student-focused” than “staff- focused,” The staff consists of Mrs, Mary T. Coleman, former Di rector of Admissions here at Bennett and now Director of The Thirteen College - Curriculum Program; Myrtle Sampson, Coun selor; Nathaniel Gaylord, Eng lish; Perry Mack, Science; Eddie Paramore, Math; Burma Wilkins, Social Science; and Elsie Sim mons, Secretary. So with this something new added to Bennett’s campus, all eyes are upon it, and wondering just how the outcome of it will be. So, TCCP - continue to TCB.