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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, September 19, 1997, Image 1

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THE GUILFORDIAN Greensboro, NC Task forces ready for action ♦President's plan for Guilford begins to move forward as eight task forces are formed; suggested plans of action to be submitted to McNemar by December 8 BY MARJORIE HALL News Editor The revolution has truly begun. Eight task forces are gear ing up to formulate specific strategies for carrying out the broad plan announced by President Don McNemar at the beginning of the year, which includes restructuring the cur riculum and the elimination of the positions of about 25 per cent of the faculty. The task forces include administration, faculty, staff, and main campus and CCE students. Each task force has a spe cific charge considered and ap proved by the Strategic and Long-Range Planning Commit tee (SLRP). The charges range from proposing a new inte grated curriculum to enhanc ing revenue in addition to tu ition and gifts. Recommendations for most of the membership of the committees were made by fac- Mary Hobbs tradition ♦Hobbs residents angered by the announcement that their cafeteria will be closed indefinitely DmiJ||||H [ v > H The Mary Hobbs community has a long Change is not ulty and members were se lected by the Clerk's Commit tee. The Steering Committee of Community Senate chose stu dent representatives. The Clerk's Committee also tried to select a membership that had a college-wide perspective, cre ativity in developing new mod els, openness to seeking ideas and opinions from others in the community, and diversity of roles and perspectives in the community. "The way the whole pro cess was done was very fair," said Adele Wayman, chair of the Clerk's Committee. "We were very open and direct about choosing people who were open to change." Some faculty members who are not included in the task forces, however, feel as if they are be ing left out of the decision making process. The task forces are on a tight schedule. Most task forces have to submit progress reports, informal documents that outline the issue to be ad- Over the summer the col lege decided to replace some of the equipment in the aged kitchen. In replacing equipment Guilford lost its grandfather sta tus—which means the Hobbs kitchen must now meet the 1997 health standards. The final cost of Mary Hobbs Hall repairs may exceed the $200,000 estimate because grandfather status was lost for the entire building. The city of please see Hobbs Kitchen on pg. 3 made (without inconvenience, even from oyorse to hetten—Richard Hooker history of having its own kitchen Since 1914, but never quite like this dressed and the priori ties of the group, by September 22. All task forces will give their fi nal reports to the presi dent by De cember 8. The re ports the task forces make to the president will also be available to the commu nity. Some are worried that the process is please see TASK FORCES on pg. 3 The college announced the closure of the Mary Hobbs Hall kitchen for the entire 1997-98 school year on Monday, Septem ber 8. Administrators present at the 5 p.m. meeting in the dorm lounge were Art Gillis, chief financial of ficer; Mona Olds, dean of student life; Thomas Yang, director of physical plant; Brad McNeely, food service director; and Elgina Manuel, director of residential life. Also present were Hobbs kitchen cook Lois Conrad, Senate President Molly Martin, Student Services Committee Chair Jessica HQ) C/> c CD Q. n CT3 (5 CO Richie Zweigenhaft, coordinator ot the Academic structure iasK i-orce BY OLIVIA RIORDAN World Editor in danger Templeton and about 25 Hobbs residents. Gillis explained that given the current financial state of the college, the $200,000 needed to repair the kitchen was not avail able. September 19, 1997

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