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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY
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Belmont Abbeij Colle3e
VOLUME II, ISSUE I
- NOVEMBER, 1972
One Year Old
Crossroads is a year old this
issue. The editors’ ages, on the
other hand, total to 203. We hope
neither fact suggests the
paper’s character. Maturity
without stiffness in the joints, is
what we’ve been aiming at. We
try for balanced reportage and
fair commentary: facts about
what’s happening in the College
(and, to a degree, in American
higher education) and oc
casional reflections by ad
ministrators and faculty on a
variety of current issues.
In Favor Of
But we aren’t disinterested;
we obviously have a built-in
prejudice--in favor of Belmont
Abbey College and its alumni.
Fr. James, Dr. Hemdl and Allen Morris work on the anniversary
issue of Crossroads.
Crossroads exists to keep you in
touch with each other and with
the College. Student life here.
after all, really is different from
the experience of attending
Homestate U., the mega
multiversity where X thousands
of undergraduates get a distant
view of the faculty, a warm
camaraderie with 5 percent of
their peers, and a chance to form
life-values in an institution
required by law to be neutral on
basic questions. You know how
being at BAC compares to that,
and how deep an attachment
most of us form to this college
and the people with whom we’ve
shared it. Crossroads is meant
to serve that attachment, and of
course to serve the College by
nurturing your commitment to it
- no need for evasiveness about
that: it’s an honorable and
So we embark on our
sophomore year of telling you
about the college’s trials and
triumphs in these bumpy times.
Your response is always hear
tening: every communication to
See CROSSROADS, Page 10
Thirteen Belmont Abbey Col
lege Students were elected to
this year’s edition of Who’s Who
Among Students in American
Universities and Coiieges. The
thirteen were elected by a select
Faculty-Student Committee, and
the announcement of the Abbey
election was made public by Mr.
Warren L. Clark, Dean of
Election to Who’s Who is based
on excellence and sincerity in
scholarship, plus the student’s
leadership, participation and
support in the campus com
munity, extracurricular and
other activities, and his service
to the college, all of which tend to
reflect his future promise as a
leader in America society and
To be selected for this honor by
the college and to be elected by
the National Committee is one of
the highest honors to be earned
in American colleges.
The eleven seniors elected,
who are candidates for the
Bachelor’s degree, are Michael
P. Connor of Westbury, New
York, an accounting major;
Paul Kernan of Medford, New
York, a political science major
John R. Szyarto of Keyport, New
Jersey, an economics and
business major; Robert G. De
See WHO’S WHO, Page 5
On The Inside:
Looking Back, Page 2
Alumni News, Page 2-1-
Alumnus Profile, Page 3
Focus, Page 4
News In Education, Page 4
Sports, Page 6&7
Campus Tour Page 8&9
office of the president belmont abbey college, belmont, north Carolina
To our Alumni, Parents, and Friends,
One of the most significant developments on the educational
scene today is the fact that the growing competition from the
tax-supported colleges and universities is cutting deeply into the
enrollment of our private colleges throughout the United States.
Alarmed by this threat to our existence, the presidents of private
colleges, even of the most prestigious, have concluded that only
those private colleges that succeed in building a highly effective
recruiting operation will survive the present crisis.
Belmont Abbey began this year building such a recruiting
program, and present indications are that it will be effective.
Involved in this program and working closely with our Admissions
staff are: administrators, faculty, students, alumni, parents of
students and alumni, and, indeed, many other Abbey friends.
We are much encouraged by the wide and generous partici
pation of loyal friends of the Abbey in this all-important program.
Many readers of CROSSROADS have already received my letter
asking them to join us in recruiting students, and I am happy to
see that the response is good. I am asking you to help, too.
IF YOU KNOW OF ANY YOUNG MEN OR WOMEN WHO ARE
CONSIDERING COLLEGE, PLEASE TALK TO THEM ABOUT US
AND SEND ME THEIR NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE
NUMBER. We shall send them information at once and follow up
with a telephone call. Remember this--there is no better way you can
help the Abbey at this time than by joining with our other friends in
our recruiting program.
With kindest regards.
The Rev. John P. Bradley
Dr. Le Vine
Visiting scholar Dr. Victor T.
Le Vine, Professor of Political
Science at St. Louis, Missouri,
spoke at the Abbey on October 9,
1972. The title of his lecture was
“Black Africa: The Prospects
For Stability.” His lecture was
opened to the public.
Professor Le Vine, a
Research Associate, African
Studies Center, UCLA from'1958-
60 has written the Cameroons
from Mandate To Independence,
Political Leadership in Africa,
and The Cameroon Federal
Republic. Additionally he has
authored more than 25 articles
on Africa. He has been con
sultant for the United States
Peace Corps and Department of
State and, from 1962-63, the book
review editor of American
Political Science Review.
Dr. Albert J. Reiss, Jr.,
Professor of Sociology at Yale
University, spoke here on
Tuesday, October 31, in the
College Administration Building.
The title of his lecture was “The
American Style of Criminal
Professor Reiss has authored
Occupations and Social Status
See SCHOLAR, Page 11