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§ . ^ k% m \> 1. £. CL o-'X £Ot« UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY CHAPEL HILL, N. C. 27?14 f #• o V s r o it it CROSSROADS Belmont Abbeij Colle3e VOLUME II, ISSUE I - NOVEMBER, 1972 To CR: Happy Birthday From CR 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 worthy mission. Sophomore Year 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 Students Named To Who’s Who 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 Students. 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 business. 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 November, 1972 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. Sincerely yours. The Rev. John P. Bradley President Visiting Scholars Speak 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. Reiss 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 Justice.” Professor Reiss has authored Occupations and Social Status See SCHOLAR, Page 11

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