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The Bennett banner : bulletin of Bennett College for Women. online resource (None) 193?-current, April 09, 1999, Image 1

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issiDEmismE sakseseggL (. OOPS ImYa I/TE^.1 Nubian Nuance ‘99 scheduled BY SAMANTHA MOREY Staff Reporter Nubian Nuance ‘99 “A Myriad of Elegance, Essence, & Excellence” was the theme of the week long events that graced Bennett's campus April 7-11. “Nubian Nuance is aimed at school spirit and c(Hnmunity activity,” said Zenya Cleveland a Turn to Nubian on Page 6 Bellespeak Features Clitic's Comer Page 2.... Doctor Death dis cussed. Page 11.... Kudos for 1999 grads. Page 12.... 'Something's Wrong' recommended for over weight and underweight TIie Bennett Banner VOL XXI NO. 10 April 9, Bennett Q)Uege Greensboro, NC 27401 m Ws^M SACS visit approaching Outside studies Tondra Williams '02 special education major from N.Y. and Cayce Moses '02 mass communications major outside in front of Reynolds Hall. The temperatures were In the 70s. Photo by Leah Whaley-Holmes, Banner Photographer. RUNGANO NYAJEKA Staff Reporter Just two days left. ^ April 11-14 the campus'will be visited by a 15-memberteank)f people wearing either shirts or blaz ers, that are adorned with gold plated identification badges that say “Commission On Colleges.” During their four-day visit, the visiting team may be seen eating in the cafeteria, visidng residence halls, or even sitting in on classes. These visitors — including a college president, academic affairs, vice president, department chairs, and professors — are members of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Col leges and Schools, the designated regional accrediting body for col leges in 11 southern states. Accreditation of an institution focuses on the improvement of edu cational quality throughout a re gion and also ensures the public that institutions meet established regional standards. Bennett first received SACS accreditation in 1957. The last time a SACS team visited Bennett for an accreditation was in 1989. Every 10 years, members of the Commission determine the eli gibility of a college to participate in programs authorized under Tide IV of the 1992 Higher Education Amendments and other federal programs. Turn to SACS on Page 11 One on one with President Scott BY MONYA TOMLINSON Staff Reporter President Gloria Randle Scott recently discussed the upcoming SACS board visit and the progress of Bennett College with Banner staff writer Monya Tomlinson. Banner: Has the college met its goals for this academic year? Scott: We are still working to- waids all eight of our long-range goals - especially the goal to increase its enrollment to 1,000 students by [the year] 2000. So far, we haven’t struck this goal, but the number of adult students who are continuing their educa tion has increased. We hope to further this goal by increasing our pool of potential applicants be cause though we are small, enroll ment drives this institution. I find that the biggest problem for a large number of applicants is money. They’re offered more money at larger schools or they don’t have the qualifications to get financial aid here. We have to find ways to attract more students. One of our more exciting ideas is a potential charter high school for girls that would feed into Bennett Issues like this are what we need to focus on if we are to meet our goals. We will be startinganEmer- gent Issues Committee composed of faculty, staff, and a few students to act as a “think tank” for Bennett. Banner: What do you think is Bennett's biggest challenge as the new century approaches? Scott: I think we need to retain our libCTal arts value system. In today’s society, so much weight is being placed on technology, we are for getting about the importance of ‘just knowing.’ We should work towards a wiser use of technology while staying focused on the basic liberal arts foundation. Bennett should challenge itself to continue to speak out on women’s develop ment issues. We have a larger influence on this community than we realize. Banner: Will there be any major changes to the College organiza tion next year? Scott: There are none that I can thinkofrightnow. After all, we’ve had a major restructuring in the past three years. We went from four administrative departments to three, we have recraitly started the position of Provost, and we added seven vice-presidents to adminis tration. The only retooling that may be possible is in the depart ment of Fiscal Affairs. Turn to Scott on Page 7

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