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Volume 74, Issue 2
SERVING THE BREVARD COLLEGE
COMMUNITY SINCE 1935
September 5, 2008
In this issue...
Students apathetic to GOP
$5.00 charge for being
lodged out of your room?
The politics of pregnancy
Volleyball opens ’08 season with
Football team loses to UNC
Women’s soccer wins,
men battle to a draw
What to call the student
ARTS & LIFE:
Local steel drum virtuoso ...
Party etiquette 101
New iTunes releases
Arts & Life events
Sign of the Times
Dean Holland's Breakfast Club
New dean of students invites dining companions, comments
by Joseph Chilton
A major complaint of BC students in the
past has been a feeling of having their voice
ignored. Now students will have a daily
opportunity to express their feehngs about
the state of affairs at BC.
The only catch is that this offer is an early
New Dean of Students Christopher
Holland will hold “Breakfast with the Dean”
each morning in Myers Dining Hall from
7:30 until 8:30. Holland will sit in the
cafeteria each day during this time period
and students are free to approach him with
comments or concerns about issues on
The idea for this program is something
that Holland brought with him to Brevard
College, and his rationale for bringing it to
Brevard was to allow students to become
comfortable with their administration.
“I have always had a coffee talk or
something with students encouraging
them to come and talk to administration on
their own turf instead of always having to
come to the office of the administration,”
One goal that Holland hopes to
accomplish is to open up the lines of
communication between the student body
and the administration and attempt to
bridge the gap that was formed between
the two entities last year
“Students generally want to be heard and
sometimes don’t know how to raise their
concerns to administrators so thus the
grapevine begins with innuendo and
gossip,” Holland said.
“I can’t build Rome in a day, but I can
look at what students want and start
formulating on ideas on how to address
some of their concerns.”
Students who are not morning people will
not miss out on their chance to meet with
Holland, however The Dean is wilhng to
set up appointments with other students
at any time during the day.
“Sometimes students can’t make breakfast
so they ask me if I will do lunch or if we can
set something else up. I am completely
comfortable with being flexible to meet
student demands on time,” Holland said.
Last year’s controversy over an
unsanctioned zine seemed to create a rift
between Campus Life and the student
population. With this first step towards
reconciliation, however. Dean Holland is
showing that he intends to make amends.
“While I can’t promise we can do
everything they want us to do, I can
promise that I will listen and be here to
explain and communicate openly with
To our readers:
We at The Clarion apologize to our readers for the joke in last
week's issue about the town of Rosman. It was in bad taste, both
because it impugned a town's reputation and because it was
connected to a topic which is no laughing matter.
When we make a mistake, it is our responsibility to admit to it and
try to learn from the experience. Thank you.