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After elections, Senate gears up for productive year
Elections for the 1990-1991 Community
Senate took place Monday, September 11
from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.
Students voted for their choice of class, resi
dence hall, alternative housing and day stu
The most competitive areas of the cam
paign were Binford Hall with seven people
running for three positions, Bryan Hall with
nine people running for four positions and
the freshman class with eight candidates
running for two positions. The final count
for all of these positions was close, some
within two votes.
Overall 450 students cast ballots. One
hundred-eighty of those by freshmen. Paige
Mahaney, Senate vice president, expressed
enthusiam over the number of people at the
polls. She is especially excited that all posi
tions in Senate have been filled. This is
contrary to last year, when elections were not
even held because there were fewer candi
dates than positions.
Senators for 1990-91 are: Binford —Liela
Apschnikat, James Green and Melanie Ray;
Projected date for Telecommunications completion: Fall 1991
For almost a year Guilford students have
had to brave the disrupting construction
around the new telecommunications build
ing beside Bryan Hall. Roads have been
blocked; dust, dirt and mud have been every
where. But there is hope: the building is
scheduled to be fully completed and opera
tional by the first of next year.
The original plan was for the building to
have been finished by the start of this fall
semester. But after constrution began, sights
were redirected to a New Year's completion
Contrary to rumor, the telecommunica
tions building has not been overbudgeted ac
cording to Jim Newlin, Guilford's financial
"There is a fixed, guaranteed contract
between Guilford and the construction com
pany. There have been some minor changes
Vol. 75, No. 2 Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C. Sept. 17,1990
Bryan—Mandie Ford, Lia Huddart, Sean
O'Reilly and Haydee Phelps; English—
Bryan Yacono; Milner—John O. Petree,
Eddie Pike, Timothy R. Randle and John
Wheeler; Shore —Amy Bloom; Mary
Hobbs—Jenniferßeid; alternative housing—
Brennen Keene and KeirT ukey; day—Leslie
Burnside, Christin L. Dickey, Ritchie Eanes
and Trevor Smith; freshman—Genevieve
Compton and Shirin "Pooky" Lewis; sopho
more—Tracey French and Rose Van Wagner;
junior—Robyn Shinn and Chris Tigani;
senior—Bill Guy and Glenn Lissner.
Mahaney said it was unfortunate that ev
eryone couldn't be a representative. She en
couraged everyone to get involved, even if
not as an elected representative.
After the election Jeannie Huskins, chair
of Student Residence Council (SRC), got the
names of the candidates who were notelec ted
in hopes of recruiting them to her committee.
SRC is a subcommittee of Senate which
works to improve residential life at Guilford.
Mahaney stressed that "every student,
elected or not, is more than welcome to voice
his or her opinions at Senate meetings."
Senate meetings are held every Wednesday
in Boren Lounge at 2:30 p.m.
in construction which, at the most, cost
SIOO,OOO total," said Newlin.
When asked the reason for the delay in the
buildings completion, Newlin said, "The
builders put all their energies into the ability
for computers to go in at the begining of this
semester. The computers were top priority
New entrance postponed
Plans for Guilford's new half-million
dollar main entrance have been temporar
ily shelved. Jim Newlin, Guilford's fi
nancial director, said there have been
financial problems which have delayed
construction. Newlin refused to identify
the specific problems.
"We have not been able to complete
The Senate Executive Council's platform, page 2
The 1990-91 Senate Executive Council (left to right): Paige Mahaney, vice
president; Vance Ricks (seated), president; Jason Smith, secretary; Gilbert
Bailey, treasurer/photo by Charles Almy
for this fall. We would have had to wait for
another year if the computers had not been
able to be fully operational by the start of this
Now that the computers have been moved
into the building various offices will follow.
The computer staff will move into their suites
funding on schedule," said Newlin. "The
Board of Trustees has decided to postpone
constrution until further funding is avail
Other possibilities for funding of the
project are being considered. It is ex
pected that the project will be completed
within two years. The new entrance, origi
nally scheduled to be finished this fall is to
be located at the present Arcadia Driveen*
around mid-October. Security offices will
move into the basement sometime between
late October and early November. Remain
ing space will be filled over Christmas Break.
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