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Farris reigns as Miss Bennett
Jennifer Farris, Miss
Bennett 1995-96, was for
mally crowned Oct. 13, dur
ing the Founder's Week Cel
ebration. Farris is a broad
cast journalism major from
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Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL. XVIIl NO. 2 October 13, 1995
Bennett Collejie Greensl)on», NC 27401
Campus police thwart
would be trespasser
PHOTO BY BENNETT COLLEGE PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MARKETING
Hazeiie live at Bennett
President Gloria Scott shares a laugh with funny lady Hazelle,
after her performance, at the Hayes Taylor YMCA, Sept. 30.
Hazelle's show raised more than $10,000 for the Bennett College
Women's Leadership Institute.
Bennett Gollege became the site of its very
own episode of New York Undercover.
The Sept. 15 incident began when a
campus police officer slopped a man from
entering tlie campus, according to Barbara
Simmons, chief of campus police.
“Unbenounced to me, he came back on
campus through the Washington Street
gate,” said Shawn Brown, campus police
The third shift Campus Police Dispatcher,
Sharlice Smith, said she noticed tlie sus
pect walking toward the campus police
shelter and sent a dispatch asking all offic
ers to return to base.
By this lime the suspect reportedly walked
in tlie campus police shelter and said to
Smith, “Don’t call 911 because I’m going
to kill you.”
Brown said, “Once I got in the dcx>r [of
the shelter] the suspect said that he was a
fed and that he was going to kill my family.
“1 recognized the guy as the subject 1
had encountered e:irlier.”
Brown identified himself as a campus
police officer to the suspect. Brown read
tlie suspect his rights and instructed him lo
lie down on the lloor and he cufled him. 1 le
tlien telephoned the (ireensboro Police De-
After the police arrived ihey advi.sed
Brown and Smith thal because the suspect
had not threalened the campus police ol fic-
ers in tlieir presence ((ireensboro Police)
there was noUiing the police could do, ac
cording to Simmons.
“ The suspect was then unciiifed and
asked to leave by the campus police and the
(ireensboro Police Department,” Simmons
Later tliat same day, sometime before
noon, officer Brown had a w:irrant issued
for the suspecf s arrest on chjirges of second
degree trespassing and communicating
threats. Both charges are misdemeuiors.
“ There is always supposed to be
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Greek Forum addresses concerns, rumors
The Pan-Hellenic Council sponsored a
Greek Forum Sept. 19.
“The purpose of the forum was to dispell
any myths about sororities and do away
with some of the rumors that were circulat
ing through the Bennett College campus,”
said Wanda Harris, vice president of the
The council, a Greek Letter student orga
nization, has been established to maintain
high standards for sorority life and rela
tionships. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. are members.
During the forum presidents from each
of the sororities on campus presented a
history of their organization.
Also, members of each sorority addressed
everything from the activity involvement
of sororities to hazing.
“I think the most talked about issue was
hazing because its a concern of students
who are interested,” Harris said.
Some students said that the forum gave
students more insight about each organi
zation and they addressed concerns well.
“It [forum] was very informative.”
Sereta Coleman a senior business major
from Washington, D.C said.
“1 think all the Greeks did a gcxxl job
representing each Greek organi/.alion
well and I hope tJiat all lies and myths
about Greek organizations were
The Council is planning viuious
activities during the semester. Ihc
Council’s scheduled activities for ()cto-
ber include a Parliamentary Workshop,
enforcing Robert’s Rule of Order ;uid
tlie Cireek Family Feud.