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The Aletheia, Page 2
New Dorm On Horizon For Montreat?
By Shellie Bowser
The soon-to-be-built Center for
Christian Studies might not be the only
new building on campus. A proposal
for a new dormitory was presented to
the Board of Trustees last week.
Since Montreat’s dorms are used
year-round by students, conference visi
tors, and workers, it’s hard to renovate
the existing dorms. The college can’t
afford to close down one dorm for any
certain amount of time. So a proposal
has been made to constmct a new dorm
on Lookout Road, up near Lookout
Trail, on college property.
At first, the new dorm would serve
as living quarters for resident students
while existing dorms are being reno
vated. For example, one year, all the
residents of Anderson would move up
to the new dorm while Anderson gets
renovated and updated. The next year,
Davis’ residents would do the same, fol
lowed by McGregor and Howerton. dents and upperclassmen. Freshman
Second floor Anderson resident Elena Zamora emphasized, “It’s a good
Buffie Baker stated. As long as they idea because Anderson sucks and it s
have money in the budget, then it’s old. It’d be a good experience forev-
great, because this college needs to ery student to be in a new dorm.
expand. dorm will help sustain enrollment after
Charlie Lance, Dean of Students, the renovations are complete.
explained, “The decision was to con- Junior voOeyball player Kim Borum
tinue to consider the proposal positively exclaimed, “If it makes tuition go up,
but It IS being delayed in order to gather then I don’t think it’s a good idea, but if
more details related to financing and the the student population is growing and
long term impact of operational costs it’s necessary, then I think it’s a good
on the college.”
Sophomore soccer player Ami Lance added, “The president’s
Wappes expressed, “A coed dorm or strategic plan which is authorized by
a dorm for married couples might be trustees approves dorm renovations as
something ^eat to invest in and it would one of the highest priorities.’
be a great idea.” The new complex Davis Hall president Ed Carty ob-
would sleep seventy-two residents and served, “It’d be nice to have a new
be a town house two-level apartment- dorm, but I feel there are other things
hke building. After the renovations have we should devote our time and money
been completed, the dorm will most to before that, namely that new gym we
likely serve as a dorm for married stu- were supposed to get a long time ago.
Well, this is the last paper that I will
be editing for the Alethia. This past year
has been a really wonderful experience
for me. I would really like to thank Dave
Sperry for all of his help and patience. I
have come to realize just how hard the
college staff works. We are lucky to
have such a great group of people work
Over the last two semesters, my
eyes have been opened to many things.
Throughout the course of the year, many
students have come to me expressing
opinions and concerns about the school.
I hadn’t realized how strongly students
fee! about school issues until I became
In the beginning of the year, I ex
pressed my desire to put an end to ru
mors by printing the truth in the paper.
Well, I have come to understand that we
don't all have the same truth. Many sto
ries that were printed were considered
true by some while they were attacked
by others. I can only hope that each of
us recognizes the truth that we are called
to live out in Christ’s name.
I have heard many students express
that they recognize Montreat as a Christ-
centered education but, they do not feel
that it is a Christ-centered institution.
That is a problem. When students begin
to fee! like just another number (see
Shayla s editorial), sometng is not right.
However, I would encourage stu
dents to remember that we all sin and
make mistakes. Students, professors,
and yes, even administration. I have
been a witness to some of the hard work
and dedication that this school is mn on
We are all God’s children and we need
to encourage one another and pray for
At the same time, I would encour
age the administration to be mindful that
students are more aware of what goes
on then they might recognize. We°the
students, do hear rumors that have trick
led down from higher up. We are aware
that there are those who resign and cn,
there are those who are “asked to re
sign. My point is that questions and gos
sip can only go ignored for so long ®
fore people begin to draw their own con
elusions, I think that there needs to
more and better communication between
students and administration.
Alethia means “truth”. Many
have expressed their opinions in t
year’s paper, I hope that in the future,
the paper will be used by both students
and administration to communicate tru
1 have tried very hard to do my
in communicating the truth through o
paper. 1 have never printed a story
been very important to me that all
ties involved in a story are interviewe
and quoted. As mentioned, 1 have
learned a lot. It has been a rea y
wonderful experience to be a part of