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Choir, Jazz Ensemble traveling soutii
Spring break is finally
While most of us go home
to rest and recuperate after
midterm exams, 28 members
of the Bennett College Choir
and the Jazz Ensemble will be
on the road performing in cit
ies throughout the South.
rial Church in Atlanta (Feb. 28)
followed by a performance at
Mount Rose Baptist Church in
Mississippi (March 1); Mount
Zion United Methodist Church
in New Orleans (March 3); and
the finale at the Antioch Mis
sionary Bi^tist Church of Christ
in Houston (March 6).
The 1998 Spring Choir Tour will take ThechoirisunderthedirecticmofValerie
place Feb. 28- March 6. Johnson, who is also an instructor in the
The tour starts at the Warren Memo- music department
EDITORIAL •Women's History.
SPORTS • Overtime win for Lady Belles
KUDOS • SGA thanked for coin drive..
CRITIC'S CORNER • Story about a 'Do Right Man'. Page 8
THE BENNETT BANNER
The Newspaper produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL XX NO. 8
Gfeensboit^ NC 27401
Campus security taking
precautions against area rapist
Open for business
The Carnegie Negro Library was officially reopened during the
rededication ceremony that took place Feb. 21. Also known as the
“Ole Negro Library," it was the only library in Greensboro that
African Americans were permitted to use. Page 6 features a photo of
the Inside of the library.
Bennett to host regional
model U.N. conference
By Christina Burch
The recent sexual assaults of four fe
male students, on the campus of North Caro
lina A & T, occurring Feb. 4 and Feb. 11,
have changed studentbehavior and increased
security at Bennett.
"I don't walk to the parking lot by myself
anymore," said Kimberly Shaffers, a junior
biology and education major from Bluefield,
"1 carry pepper spray and I’m much more
cautious about what time 1 come and go at
Four flood lights have been placed
throughout the campus and nightly escorts
from campus to the Washington Street park
ing lot have been implemented to ensure the
safety of the students, said Raymond
Alexander, campus public safety officer.
In addition, fliers featuring a composite
sketch of the suspect have been circulated
and posted on the doors and bulletin boards
ofthe Student Union, dormitories and class
According to the flier, the suspect —
described as a light brown black male with
hazel eyes and a Hitler style mustache, in
his early 20s, 5-feet-10-inches to 6-feet-3-
inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds — is
being sought for robbing and or sexually
assaulting four students in secluded areas
on the A & T campus.
Greensboro Police are not handling the
case because they do not investigate crimi
nal cases on college campuses unless the
cases are homicides or first-degree rapes.
Tips for a safe campus on Page 6.
Holgate's newest acquisition
provides better accessibility
By Delanissa Moody
U>N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is
not the only one practicing diplomacy these
days. Annan reached an agreement with
Saddam Hussein that would allow inspec
tors, accompanied by UJ^. diplomats ac
cess to sites declared off limits by Hussein.
"When many thought he wouldn't be
successful, through his demeanor he was
able to turn Hussein around," said Dr.
Shirley Washington, associate professor in
the political science department and serves
as advisor of the Political Pacesetters.
Political Pacesetters, a student organi
zation at Bennett College, will host the 5th
Regional Model United Nations Confer
ence at the Greensboro Hilton Hotel in
downtown Greensboro March 19-22.
The Regional Model United Nations pro-
TURN TO Model on Page 7
By Paquita Herring
If the Holgate Library does not have the
information you need for the research pa
per, don't fret The addition of five new
computers located on the main floor may
help you find just what you are looking for.
“There are more computers to serve mul
tiple functions which helps to eliminate a
line and extend the time in which students
can use the computers,” said JuanitaPortis,
Other databases that can be accessed
include the "African American Biographi
cal Database" the "Education Database
and Archives USA." These databases can
be found in full text but are only being
used on a trial basis.
The computers, updated software, and
increased internet access came as a result
of the Southern Education Foundation
Grant. The estimated cost of the installa
tion and equipment is $22,(XX).
The new computers also make it pos
sible for students to access library cata
logs from Bennett, Wake Forest, UNC-
G, UNC-Chapel Hill, the Library of Con
gress, and Colorado Area Research Li
TURN TO Holgate's newest on Page 5