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Volume LXI Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, March 9,1979
Dr. Dudley Shearburn
Wednesday, March 7, the
Y-auction was held in the
Refectory. Shearburn acting
as auctioneer maintained a
fast and humourous pace.
Food was the most popular
item among the students.
Babcock girls have their own
bakery after leaving with a
large number of the cakes,
cookies, and pies. Among the
more popular items were;
1) Dr. and Mrs. Mowbray’s
package which Laura
Witherington purchased for
2) It is a known fact that the
juniors on 2nd floor Clewell
enjoy eating. For their bid of
$32.00 they will join Mary
Scott Best and Paige French
for quiche and wine.
3) Sparkles were brought to
Molly Fleeman’s eyes when
her opt bid of $70.00 won her a
champagne brunch for six at
Dr. Clark Thompson’s house.
4) For $40,000 six girls will
spend a beautiful, sunny day
water-skiing and having a
picnic with Ms. Nancy Bell
and Ms. Mariam Farmer.
5) A challenging hiking trip
to Hanging Rock with Dr.
George and Kay McKnight
sold for $20.
6) Italien cuisine a la Dr.
Todd Fay was purchased for
$50 by four Salemites.
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(Photo by Persia Tbomsao)
In this section The Salemite is presenting a com
prehensive listing of election information compiled
from the student handbook. The importance of student
participation in all facets of the elections can not be
A. The Election Committee shaU be responsible for checking eligibility
B. In order to be eligible for a principle office, a student must
have a cumulative average of 2.0 or better. In order to be
eligible for an executive office, a average of 2.0 or better.
In order to be eligible for an executive office, a student muft
have a cumulative average of 2.3 or better. The Executive
offices are President of Student Government, Vice-President of
Student Government, Treasurer of Student Government, Secretary
of Student Government, Honor Council Chairman and Interdorm
Chairman. In case an appeal is necessary in relation to Academic
Probation, it shall be made in writing to the Executive Board
of Student Government within one week after the start of the
C. In the primary and secondary election, a student may run
for only two offices. However, in the final election, a student
may run for only one office.
D. The President of Student Government and the Chairman
of Honor Council shall be members of the senior class and' must
be boarding students.
E. The Vice-President of Student Government shall be a member
of the senior class.
F. The Secretary of Honor Council and the Secretary and Treasurer
of Student Government shall be members of the junior class.
A. Each student, if eligible, has the right and privilege to place
herself on the ballot. She must notify the Election Committee
that she desires to add her name to the slate of candidates
for the office. The candidate will enter an application in her name.
The candidate must sign the application before it is posted.
Applications will be posted for at least four days and no more
than a seven day period. _
B. At the end of .'the filing period, the student must designate
her first and second choice in the event her name should appear
on the slate lor both offices. A student who has filed lor an office
and who might later want to withdraw from the slate should
preferably do so before the primary and notify the Election
C At the end of the filing period, in the event that the slate
lor an office is empty. Legislative Boarf, in a closed meeting,
shall have the power to complete (3 or less) the ballot with
the name of any eligible candidate who gives her consent.
In the event that more than five people have filed lor one
office, there will be a primary election handled by the Election
Committee to narrow the slate lor the secondary baUot to five
candidates (or the number deemed advisable by the Election
Committee). The names wiU then be pUced on the sUte of
candidates for each office in the secondary.
In the secondary election, under normal conditions, there wiU be
a maximum five candidates on the sUte for each officee. However,
when several students are running lor two offices, the Election
Committee may deem it advisable to have more than five
candidates running lor a particular office. There will be a re
quired SGA meeting in which each student wiU vote lor one
^didate whose name she wishes to be pUoed on the final
ballot. For each office, the two students with the most votes will
quality to have their names placed on the final ballot. A difference
of one vite between the sewmd and third place candidates will
be regarded as a tie and a run-off between the two candidates
will be held. However, if a student should qualify to have
her appear on the ballot lor two offices, the Election
will eliminate her name from the ballot for the office
which she earlier declared to be her second choice. In such
a case, the candidates receiving the next hi^iest number of
votes will be placed on the slate of candidates for the final election
of the office.
C. Final Election:
In the final election, there will be only two names appearing
on the ballot for each office. In a required SGA meeting each
student will vote for one person for each trffice. The nominee
with a majority of the votes will be elected to each office.
A vote difference shall constitute a majority.
A. The result of any election may be contested by any individual
or group of individuals who can submit evidence that the election
was not conducted in an irflpartial and valid manner. The evidence
should be presented within two weeks of the contested election
to the Chairman of Honor Council. Honor Council will hear
charges, collect evidence, and determine the action to be taken.
If Honor Council deems that a revote/re-election is necessary,
it will be conducted as soon as possible.
A. Freshmen are to have'/i vote in all elections by the whole
student body. In the case of Founders’ Day Chairman and
Secretary of Interdorm Council, they have a full vote.
B. In case of a tie in any election, there will be a revote.
C. In case of a vacancy occuring in the office of President of
SGA, the Vice-President shall assume the duties and a re-election
shall be held as soon as possible. The rules governing the original
election shall apply.
D. Should a vacancy occur in any other Student Government office.
Executive Board shall approve a temporary officer to serve in
the interim. A reelection shall he held as soon as possible.
A. Duties of the President of Student Government.
1. To preside at all meetings of the Executive and Legislative
Boards, all joint meetings of Executive Board and Faculty
Advisory Board, and to preside at SGA meetings.
2. To call any meetings she may consider necessary.
3. To serve on the Handbook Committee.
4. To determine with the President of the College what legislative
matters are under the jurisdiction of Legislative Board.
5. To serve as ex-officio member of Election Committee, Honor
Council, Interdorm Council, and Student Artivi»ie« Rr.»rA
B. Duties of theChairman of Honor Council.
1. To preside at all meetings of the Honor Council and all
joint meetings of Honor Council and Faculty Advisory Board.
2. To serve on Executive Board.
3. To serve as ex-officio member of Legislative Board, Interdorm
Council, and Election Committee.
4. To notify a student in writing of any accusation made
5. To call any meetings she may consider necessary.
C. Duties of the Vice-President of Student Government.
1. To assume the duties of the President in her absence.
2. To edit the Student Handbook and serve on the Handbook
3. To serve as Chairman of Student Service Council. I
4. To serve on Legislative Board and Executive Board.
5. To hold meetings with the members of miscellaneous committees.
6. To serve on the Honor Code Appeal Board.
D. Duties of the Treasurer of Student Government.
1. To serve on Legislative Board and Executive Board.
2. To keep a strict account of all receipts and expenditures.
3. To determine and collect the Student Budget.
4. To present quarterly reports to the Association.
5. To act as Chairman of Finance Board, Executive Finance
Board, and Concessions Committee.
6. to serve as SGA parliamentarian.
E. Duties of the Secretary of Student Government.
1. To keep an accurate account of the proceedings of Legislative
Board and meetings of SGA.
2. To prepare and read the minutes of each meeting upon all
of the President rf Student Government.
3. To report all Executive and Legislative decisions to the Dean
4. To keep a register of the membership of Legislative Board.
5. To poet all crfficial notices of the Executive and Legislative Boards.
6. To serve on Legislative Board and Executive Board.
F. Duties of Director of Student Activities.
1. To serve as director of extra-curricular campus activities.
2. To preside at all Student Activities Board meetings. >
3. To call any meetings of Student Activities Board that she
may consider necessary.
4. To evaluate the purpose and effectiveness of the member
5. To investigate the present new programming ideas to member
6. To serve on Legislative Board.
7. To serve as a liason between Student Activities Board and
G. Duties of the Secretary of Honor Council.
1. To keep an accurate account of the proceedings Honor Council.
2. To report, in written form, all judicial decisions to the Dean
(d Students and to the student(s) involved.
3. To keep a register of the membership of Honor Council.
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