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2/The Blue Banner/Thursday, Jan. 23, 1986
UNCA kicked off the Spring Semester with
the reoccuring problem of the mysterious,
inconsistent snow policy. Dr. Laurence Dorr,
vice chancellor of academic affairs,
cancelled Monday’s classes before 10 a.m.
Granted, perhaps some commuters encountered
some icy spots in route to UNCA, but the
roads were quite passable. The snow policy
states, "On occasion severe weather
conditions may make it unusually dangerous or
physically impossible for teachers and
learners to get to campus." Were the roads
that dangerous Monday morning?
Last winter’s icy conditions left several
classrooms deserted because commuters used
their own judgment to miss class rather than
risk life and limb on the icy roads when
administration did not call off classes. If
classes had been held Monday, it is doubtful
that there would have been many empty seats
in the classes. Most ’’learners" are willing
to travel over granular substances that blow
away as the "snow" did on Monday. And several
instructors voiced complaints over the
cancellations, not understanding the need to
miss the first day of classes.
From the student’s standpoint, many regard
the cancellation a blessing for that one more
day of relaxation while the more pragmatic,
money-minded students see it as a loss of
their investment in the institution.
Also to be considered is the final claus of
the snow policy stating that an instructor
"n^ay schedule additional class meetings with
attendance required if weather conditions
have forced cancellation of the equivalent of
one full week of class meetings." That means
one cancellation of a night class or two more
cancellations of the M-W-F 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
classes may require those students to meet at
less convenient times, i.e. Spring Break.
The Blue Banner hopes snow days will be
saved for upcoming wintery days when
travelling is more dangerous than it was
Monday. We appreciate the concern for our
safety for travelling but don’t make us meet
over Spring Break. By then we’ll really need
a day off!
Editor Joan Sterk
News Editor David Proffitt
Assistant News Editor Scott Luckadoo
Sports Editor... John Gill
Entertainment Editor Michele Samuel
Photography Editor Joanna McGrath
Advertising Manager Debbie Davis
Business Manager Debbie Davis
Business Manager Jolene Moody
Circulation Manager Michele Samuel
Advisor. .Greg Lisby
Philip Alexander Paul Brock Leslie McCullough Don Hardin
Christopher Allison PatCabe Tracy Moore Kenneth Hardy
JulieBall SherryCathcart AngelaPickelsimer DonnaMcCowenKirby
Casey Baluss JohnCoutlakis Margaret Powell John Leon
Monica Bonikowski Christina Deyton Kelly Smith
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College Press Service
Professors Want Banner Up
To the Editor,
Joan Sterk is right!! The NAIA
Championship banner should be
returned to the gym. Having grown
up in Indiana, a state known for
its basketball tradition, I find
it difficult ? to believe that
someone would remove a Champion
ship banner because ”we don’t
play in that division any more."
One might have assumed that the
success of our teams had led to
the decision to go into the NCAA^
As a young institution, UNCA
has few traditions and even fewer
instances where the school has
won national recognition. It
seems a shame to ignore an
example of our students’
accomplishments. It seems
especially inappropriate to
remove a championship banner when
we still hve some of the winning
athletes playing for UNCA.
What could they have been
thinking? It seems a simple error
to correct—just put the banner
Dept, of Economics
Nickless and Weber’s letters are
in response to a column in the
last issue of the Blue Banner
last semester conerning the
women’s basketball national
championship in 1983 and the
removal of the banner in the gym.^
To the Editor,
I’ll admit I am not much of
sports fan and perhaps the
difference between NAIA and NCAA} ’
(Division II) is unclear to me.
It nevertheless seems wrong to
remove the Championship banner
from the gym. Several of the
women who won that banner were
students in my classes and I,
remember the excitement sur^.
rounding their surprising win*
Why do we want to forget that? We
were and are proud of our wcanen
athletes. Put back the banner!
Dept, of Psychology,
High Prices Outrage Student
To the Editor,
Returning to UNCA for post-baccalaureate study has, for me, resuf"
rected a sinister specter: price-gouging in our campus bookstore.
instance, dogeared paperback textbook, well-used, ran me an incredibl®
Bookstore personnel replied to my complaints by stating that publis^^"
ers set their own prices. @#$&*$!!! '
There seems little disparity between publishers’ grade of ethics
heroin dealers’. '