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Volume 77, Issue 5 Web Edition SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
Sept. 30, 2011
More than fifty show up for campus forum
By Park Baker
Tuesday evening, in lieu of the regularly
scheduled SGA meeting, I instead attended
the meeting hosted by our interim president.
Dr Charles Teague and Dr Chris Holland.
The primary purpose of this meeting was
to inform the student body of the financial
How the health care
changes will affect you
• Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care will be
offering comprehensive medical services at
Stamey Health Center 20 hours a week every
week, with said hours split up over Monday,
Tuesday, and Thursday.
• The Health Center will continue to
pass out simple medications and condoms to
students, and visits to the Health Center will
be just as free as always, and extended care
involving off-campus facilities will vary in
cost with a student’s health insurance, as it
• There will be no direct doctor
attention on campus, but this situation will
be considered over the course of the semester
and reviewed at the end.
In this issue...
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Staff editorial continued.
Arts & Life:
\/ideo game review 6
Comic by Karam Boeshaar 7/9
Kruger Brothers 8
Cafeteria Creations 8
Rock climbing 8
Monarch Butterflies 9
Mountain biking 11
Odds and Ends:
This week in history 12
situation of the college, spell out exactly what
is in store in terms of health care on campus,
apologize for the way some things have been
handled and to quell the rumors floating
around campus and on the Internet.
I was proud that my peers felt so impassioned
and took the necessary steps to have their
voices heard. More than 50 students attended
the meeting, and while their reasons for
showing might not have been consistent with
the meeting’s agenda, this is how a concerned
group of adults should behave: by showing
up and voicing their opinions in a respectful
forum. Some might say respect is only due
when it is given, but in the end, and in reality,
two wrongs do not make a right.
The administration handled questions from
the students with the necessary aplomb,
and I believe maintained face in a time
when uncertainty looms around each new
Mark Moseley, vice president of SGA
was as excited as I was. “The thing that’s
surprising, we have these SGA meetings,
we stand in front of the caf, send emails,
make flyers and we can’t get anybody to
get involved or invested,” he said. “Nobody
participates. The student apathy level is really
high. I hear passion for people to be invested,
and what’s surprising (to me) is that we are
an hour over (the allotted time). You guys
are invested tonite, but we need this passion
all the time.”
Well said, Mark.
Students, alumni, and faculty panicipating in tlie SGA open forum.
Clarion staff reflection
What we’ve got at Brevard College is a
failure to communicate.
Like the characters (and line of dialogue)
made famous in the 1967 film “Cool Hand
Luke,” the administration of Brevard College
demonstrated last week a monumental error
in how to treat people: in this case, by failing
in a timely manner to inform the Brevard
College community of a major policy
decision that affects all of us, in ways both
great and small.
We do not fault the administration for
making cuts that will, in the long run,
help to make the College a stronger, more
sustainable institution. While it is certainly
unpleasant and sad that staff had to be laid
off, we understand the reasons for it, and we
realize that Brevard College is not immune to
the economic hardships of recent years. We
see almost daily news of financial burdens
and shortfalls, many of which have plagued
other colleges and universities and have
adversely affected millions of American
college students, faculty, and staff.
What is inexcusable, however, is the utter
lack of transparency in how these budgetary
decisions were reached, and the College’s
abject failure to communicate these decisions
to the campus community as a whole.
The rumors began to circulate from person
to person late last Thursday, Sept. 22. At
dinner in the cafeteria, word began to spread
that the director of medical services had been
See 'staff editorial,' page 4