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'Millennium Bug' topic of
In the Year 2000 will Bennett's systems -
payroll, library, registration - work prq>erly?
The answer to this and other like questions may
be heard during the live interactive teleconference
"Meeting the Year 2000 Computer Challenge:
Schools, Colleges & the Millennium Bug" in the
Pfeiffer Science auditorium from noon to 2 p.m.
Dec. 7. The teleconference is open to all students,
faculty and staff.
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Tryouts for softball
"Friends and Lovers"
good reading about
male and female
The Bennett Banner
The Newspaper Produced By And For The Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
GreensborO; NC 27401
BY SHAYLA WEST
During a recent heath in
spection, the David Dallas Jones
Dining Hall and kitchen areas re
ceived a score of 90 which is an
“A” from the Guilford County
Health Department Nov. 23 - the
same rating the Dining Hall re
ceived from the Aug. 31 inspec
An inspection of a restaurant or
other foodhandling establishment
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Better to rake leaves than to shovel snow
In 70 degree temperature, 9-year-old Daniel Green
Surman ill earned $20 for raking leaves on campus with
"Cigar." Photo by Marie Dixon, Staff Photographer.
Pail three -- Solutions
BY KENYA A. SAMUELS
Approximately 650 Belles at
tend Bennett College, and there
are 10 computers on campus that
provide these students access to
send or receive e-mail. What's
wrong with this picture?
Accessibility to one of the 10
computers in the Catchings com
plex, say most students, is a big
problem. More often than not, a
student can stand in a line between
10-15 minutes, before she can use
a computer. [Since the Nov. 13
issue of the Banner, the waiting
time has decreased because of the
addition of five computers in
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Student concerns topic
of NAACP meeting
Challenge Opportunity offers
'safety net for strong women'
BY RUNGANO NYAJEKA
There exists a phenomenon of
young black female teenagers who
get pregnantand are unable to con
tinue their high school education
or seek a college education.
To address this ongoing social
issue. President Gloria Randle
Scott created the Challenge Op
portunity Program. Challenge Op
portunity is under the auspices of
the Center of Women and Chil
dren, one of the programs offered
by the Women’s Leadership Insti
tute of Bennett College.
"The Challenge Opportunity
Program has been designed for aca
demically strong students that just
happened to get pregnant, but yet
are still working towards self suf
ficiency," Kimberly L. Foster said.
Foster is the director of the Center
for Women ^d Family. "TTie pro
gram is a safety net for these al
ready strong women." The pro
gram is funded by a Health Human
To be eligible to participate in
the program, the student must be
admitted into Bennett College. If
the student has no more than two
children - not younger than one
year old and not older than five
years old- the student is referred
to the program.
Foster said the eligible student
must "definitely be working to
wards the theme of the program,
Then she must go through an
other application process to make
sure she fits the program's criteria
which includes that the student
must be a single parent who
qualifies for public assistance.
Participants receive family hous
ing, free child care services, health
care (covered by Medicaid). If
available, the participants get a
Two students are currently en
rolled in the program. Only three
students can participate due to the
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BY MONYA TOMLINSON
Why do Bennett students trans
This question was the major fo
cus of a discussion during a meet
ing sponsored by the Bennett Col
lege chapter of the NAACP. Ap
proximately 50 students were
present at the meeting that took
place Nov. 9 in the parlor of Player
Jacole Lewis, chapter presi
dent said, “We chose this topic to
lure students to our meeting and
possibly start a dialogue about the
reasons for student transfers.”
The discussion also focused on
the concerns of freshwomen, cam
pus life and financial aid.
"Bennett College is boring,"
said Oriniah White, a freshwoman
biology major from Washington,
D.C. "There are not enough extra
curricular activities on campus."
She said she plans to transfer to
Bowie State University at the end
of this semester.
Upper class woman Kimberly
Henderson, who attended the meet
ing, discussed the problems that
may arise if a student chooses to
transfer to another institution.
Henderson, a senior education
major from Atlanta, transferred
from Bennett in 1994 and attended
acommunity college. She returned
to Bennett in 1996.
Henderson said she decided to
return because she was unable to
transfer all of the credit hours she
had earned at Bennett “Much of
the curriculum here does not trans
fer [to other institutions], so you
might as well get out while you
still can,” she said.
Lewis said she plans to forward
the student concerns discussed at
the meeting to one or more admin
The group’s next meeting will