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Campus Question — Students Voice Opinion of Reagan Presidency
By KATHY TRAMMELL
Students were asked their opinion on Incumbent President Reagan; his policies, influence on the Hostage Release, and
possibility of Future Foreign Hostility. . . , wu ..u i
DAVID FLETCHER; Montpellier, Va. — “The country is in a state of economic depression, hopeful that the unemployment
rate willdecrease; butitwillby roughforawhileuntil wegetbackonourfeet.” , . it- t
LOUIS MANGAS; Zebulon, N.C. — “I’m not impressed with Reagan, especially his foreign policy. He s m office more for
prestige.” He also commented that Reagan seemed to be “standing by” on the hostage situation, hoping that it would resolve
SONIA CARTER; Bay Shore, N.Y. — “Reagan let Carter speak to the hostages for him - as if be were unirform^.” Ex
pressed that Reagan uses little tact in dealing with issues; for example “he accused the Palestineans of being a Terrorist
CKP CUTRONE; Portsmouth, Va. — Impressed with the new president, he thinks he is popular wito the people becau^ of
his influence on the Hostage Release and that this gave him “power with the people.” Chip is optimistic about Reagan’s plans
for the economy.
CAROL CULP; New London, N.C. — “It’s a bad time to change seats in the presidency.” She thinks that Reagan “pushes
people around” too much.
BECKY BRASIE; Fairfax, Va. — “The vote for Reagan was a vote for change — The Iranians were intimidated by Reagan
as an incumbant and know that be wouldn’t hesitate in a move toward war.” But she’s doubtful that we’ll go to war now that
the hostage crisis is over.
SAO VANG, Virginia Beach, Va. — Sao believes that Reagan will help tighten up “on the unemployment rate.” Is hopeful
for the economy in general but also is worried about Reagan’s tendency to jump into things and afraid he won’t hesitate to in
volve us in a war should the opportunity arise.
JEROME MITCHELL, Hampton, Va. — “I’m glad Carter’s out of office, Reagan’s influence helped in release of the
hostages and consequently made him appear more forceful.”
LYNNE MILLER, Windsor, N.C. — Impressed with Reagan because he is in support of farmer’s and wants to help them
KRISTA SCHLEICHER Denville, N.J. — “Reagan seemed to have inherited the credit for the hostage release due to his
coincidental timing. On the other hand, maybe he will help stabilize the economy.”
Photos by Kathy Trammell
Volume 12 Number 5
Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC 27855
February 6, 1981
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Dean Roy Winslow and Jack Hassell, superintendent of buildings ond
grounds, look over the renovation work going on inside the old gym
nasium. They ore standing beneath the new balcony ot a point near
Spring Festival Opening Eyed for Center
Spring Festival is still the deadline
for the completion of the new student
center, according to Jack Hassell,
superintendent of buildings and
The appearance of the interior of the
old gym has undergone nnany changes;
a balcony has been built and brick walls
The planning of the recreation center
began four years ago, sakl Hassell,
when the college first planned con
struction of the new Jesse Helms
Center. He said the plans have changed
little and were conceived by a special
school committee with help from
Plans for tiie building include, a
laundry, a conference room with
storage for all clubs and SGA, the post
office and television lounges. Scheduled
activities will include dancing, indoor
sports and movies.
There will also be a game room with
ping pong, pinbaD and other games.
A committee has been appointed to
help decide the fate of the Askew
Building which presentiy serves as a
Freshmen Brighten Christmas for Two Families
By BILL THWEATT
Chowan College students heightened
their Christmas by helping two families
in the Murfreesboro area.
“The people who gave were quite
generous” noted Jeff Home, president
of the Freshman Class, which spon
sored the project.
Home obtained the names from the
Hertford County Department of Social
Services, which revealed that one fami
ly consisted of a mother and four
children ranging in age from 3-13. The
other family included a mother and
father and a young child.
Along with the 100 or so items of
clothing which were collected by
numerous students while home at
Thanksgiving, other contributions add
ed to this successful project.
Area merchants contributed a large
portion of what went to the families.
Home stated. “We went door-to-door,
and had a response from nine stores
here in town and two in Ahoskie. One
Murfreesboro merchant donated seven
pair of shoes. They were on our side.”
Weekly Film Series Scheduled
A series of films on photographic sub
jects is being offered weekly by the
Photography Section of the Graphic
The films are shown Fridays at 1 p.m.
in Marks Hall Auditorium. Although
they are primarily for the benefit of
photography students. Professor Mark
Wolfe pointed out that anyone who is in
terest^ is invited to attend.
Each week a film will be shown
highlighting the life and work of one
particular photographer. These films
are of a non-technical nature and can be
appreciated by anyone. Also there will
be three or four short animated films
shown each week, in addition to the
Additional information on these films
can be obtained from, Wolfe at ext. 296.
The schedule of films follows:
Today - LANGUAGE OF THE
CAMERA EYE — Ansel Adams and
Beaumont Newhall, director of
Eastman House in Rochester, New
York, analyze the photographs of Ed
ward Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Edward
Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz and others.
Shorts; Blinkity Blank, Boogie Doodle,
Cages, and Walk.
February 13 - PHOTOGRAPHY AS
AN ART — Presents Ansel Adams as he
photographs Yosemite National Park.
Explains how a sense of discovery and
re-discovery is conveyed through his
photography. Shows a collection of his
photographs. Adams discusses his
methods of teaching and his in
debtedness to other photographers.
Shorts: Symmetry, Trikfilm, and
February 20 - PHOTOGRAPHY -
DOROTHEA LANGE; The Closer For
Me — This film provides an opportunity
for the viewer to compare the per
sonality of Dorothea Lange,
photographer-artist, with her work.
Many of her photographs are
presented; these cover various periods,
such as the depression, World War II,
and the growth of the urban sprawl in
contemporary California. Shorts: The
Cruise, Synchrony, Ersatz, Evolv.
February 27 - PHOTOGRAPHY -
DOROTHEA LANGE; UNDER THE
TREES — This film provides an in
timate view of Dorothea Lange and her
photographs, enables the viewer to
share her deep involvement in her
work, and provides an exposure to her
philosophy as a photographer. The
(See Film, Page 4)
Drop in Enrollment
Than Spring of 1980
where the entrance to the weight room was. Door at the left rear is one
of the two formerly used for general admission to the gym.
Photo by Bill Williamson
By LYNETTE FARRELL
The total student enrollment for the
spring semester has decreased since
the fall semester, however foreign stu
dent enrollment has increased.
Last tall figures showed that Chowan
had a total of 665 boarding freshmen, ot
whom 217 were females and 383 boar
ding sophomores ot whom 141 were
Actual figures issued in a memo to
faculty and staff by Dean of the College
B. Franklin Lowe Jr. show that the pre
sent total tor this spring semester is 596
boarding freshman, (199 females) and
325 boarding sophomores (127
On the other hand, an increase has
developed in the number of foreign
students this semester. Last tall there
were 48 students from foreign coun
tries. This spring Chowan has 59 foreign
students from 18 countries. Seven of the
students are female.
The fall semester’s total number of
day students was 46 freshman and 29
SQphomores. This spring there are 43
freshman day students and 33
sophomore day students.
The two major countries foreign
students come from are Jordan, the
home of 18 students, and Nigeria, the
home of 7.
New additions to Chowan’s foreign
country list include students from
Bangladesh, Chile and Syria.
Last fall’s student population, in
cluding those students classified as
special students, consisted of 1,129
students. This spring’s statistics show
that the grand total enrollment is 1,009
students, indicating that the student
body has lost some 120 members.
Lowe says that this spring’s enroll
ment is “virtually the same” as last
spring’s, only slightly lower. He also ex
presses that recruitment and retention
require the best efforts of faculty and
staff. Overall, enrollment has been fair
ly stable over the past several years.
By JENNIFER WICKER
The po.ssibilities of departing from
the traditional Spring Festival dance,
and having a concert instead is being
explored by the Student Government
“We have had two open meetings to
listen to student opinion, and we may
hold a third soon,” said President
However nothing can be decided until
a voting quorum shows up at the
meetings. “We have not had enough
people to vote at the past two
meetings,” Miss Atkinson added.
SGA has a budget of $12,990.26 this
semester which will be spent on Spring
Festival, dances, movies and given to
various clubs and organizations on
Bands being considered for Spring
Festival are: Sea Level, Dixie Dregs,
Mother’s Finest, Nantucket, Sandcas-
tle. Sugar Creek, Spinners, Vapors, and
The Sugar Hill Gang,
Movies scheduled to be shown this
semester are: The Blue Lagoon,
Xanadu, Blues Brothers, and Cheech
and Chong’s Next Movie.
Chowan College donated one bed so a
young child would have his own bed,
rather than having to sleep with his
Two turkeys from grocery store
donations and canned items and can
dies for the holidays were also raised by
the students involved with the project.
Horne said half of the Freshman
Class budget went toward the purchase
of 50 gallons of fuel oil and canned
goods tor both families.
Wrapped Christmas packages ot
underclothes, toiletries and toys went to
the families as part ot Santa’s surprise.
The work of separating the items and
packing them for each family was
carefully done by the Freshman Class
officers. In addition to Home, they are
William Mercer, vice president, Rock
ingham; Lisa Chappell, secretary, Jar-
ratt, Va.; Mark McDuffie, treasure,
Rockingham; and Don Scarborough of
Greensboro and Richard Shaw of
Rocky Mount, social co-chairmen.
Another freshman Dean Singletary of
Rockingham, also helped.
Home said the gift ^xes, food and oil
were happily given to the famiUes on
December 13 prior to the students’ com
pletion of the semester.
“Our project ended on a harmonious
note. The parents in the two families,
we thought, really were happy for
themselves and their children. I think
helping others is the true meaning of
Christmas,” he added.
HELLO, DOLLY! — Parker Hall's reflection on the waters of Lake Vann is
marred but slightly by the handle of a dolly used by the Maintenance
Department which somehow found its way beneath the surface. Photo by