New Requirement for graduation Exam to be by Carolyn Hazel All juniors will be required to take and pass the English Comprehensive Examination before they will be allowed to graduate. The examination will be administered on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m., in the Henry Pfeiffer Science Assembly. Dur ing this time all classes will be cancelled. Students taking the test will be required to write a theme from a list of general topics that will be provided for the test. A minimum of four pages must be written, writing on alter nate lines of the page and not writing on the back. The paper must also contain at least four paragraphs. On the day of the test, students must provide paper, pen and a dictionary. After completing the test, papers will be folded and student numbers placed on the outside of the papers. Stu dents should not place their names on any part of their theme because papers will be graded without the evaluators knowing the identity of the authors. At the end of the test, all papers will be collected and two members of the English faculty will read each paper. The papers will be graded on a “pass/fail” basis. If two instructors read a paper and agree upon a grade, that grade will stand; but if they administered should disagree, the theme will be read by a third instructor and his or her opinion will decide the grade. If a student should fail the exam, she will be required to repeat the exam at the regularly scheduled time until she can pass it. If a student should fail the test in her senior year, she will not be allowed to graduate. At this point, it has not been decided whether or not a make-up exam will be administered second semester to those seniors who have failed the test for the second time. If a student should fail the exam, she can prepare herselt for re-taking it by enrolling in English 217 or 218 (Advanced English Composition) or by engaging in self-help through com puter programs on writing skills. Questions concerning the exam should be directed to the English faculty. In order to help the junior class understand the test, the English faculty will meet with all juniors on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Henry Pfeiffer Sci ence Assembly. Below is the guideline that will be used to grade each paper. Evaluators will use the tally sheet below for grading the exam. Students should study both of these very carefully. Guidelines and tally sheet on P. 3. ARCHIVES Collega ^ ^ Greensboro; N. a FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1978 BENNETT COLLEGE, GREENSBORO, N. C. VOL XL, No. 3 Quality of health services questioned _ . - , I onnV» Q C pVlPff" by Marion Johnson A major problem and concern of Bennett students for several years has been the quality of ser vices rendered by the Health Cen ter. Until recently the health care services have gone unchallenged. But Teresa McCalla, a senior ISP- advertising major from Bridge port, Conn., feels that based on her own experience its time for Bennett students to fight for what is theirs—good health care ser vices. Teresa’s experience began on September 28. “I went down to the infirmary for some medication and advice on what I should do for my illness,” said Teresa. “The medicine given to me by Nurse Commission organized to improve communications skills of students by Bernetta Hamilton An increase in concern for the improvement of communication skills has led to the organization of the Commission on the Devel opment of Communication Skills. The commission’s goal is to cen tralize and upgrade the develop ment of communications skills for the total student body. The following are their objec tives; 1.) To improve the communica tions skills of all students. 2.) To unify the college’s ap proach to the development of communications skills. 3.) To develop ways, means, and atmosphere by which all faculty, administration and staff might be come sensitive to and aid with the improvement of the communi cations skills of all students. 4.) To improve instruction in the Department of Communica tions by determining the body of knowledge to which every student should be exposed. 5.) To improve methods of measuring the mastery of com munications skills. 6.) To experiment with the pilot summer freshman program to de termine its effect on the develop ment of communications skills. The commission members, ap pointed by Dean Chelsea Tipton, are Dr. Lynn Sadler, chairman of the Department of Communica tions and chairperson of the com mission; Anne Gillespie, instruc tor of English; and Wilhelmina Gilbert, associate professor of business and economics. Working as resource people on the commission are Dr. Isaac H. Miller, Jr., president of the col lege; Dr. Virginia Tucker, asso ciate professor of English; Dr. Georgie Latimer, associate profes sor of English and Michael Gas- peny, instructor of English. Dr. Sadler said, “The main task is to get all the faculty members involved in helping students de velop their communication skills.” A&T Student Government Association sponsors 'Aggie Essence' tiomecoming by Deborah Tillman “Aggie Essence: A Super ior Quality” is the theme for this weekend’s homecoming activities sponsored by the A&T Student Government As sociation. Tonight’s show includes Cameo, Mass Production, and Green Ice. Funkadelic and the Brides of Funkenstein are the guests for tomorrow night’s show. In addition to the shows, the Aggie football team will host the Morgan State Bears tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Performances for tonight and Saturday night are $4 with ID and $6 without ID. Hayes made me sicker, so I went back to the infirmary. Nurse Hayes said the ill effect I was ex periencing was due to bad eating habits. She gave me some more medicine and I went to my room.” Teresa returned to the infirmary and was treated by Nurse Alsie Trammel this time. She was given medication without Nurse Trammel examining her records before prescribing the medication. On October 2, 3, 4 and 5, Teresa went to the infirmary for an ex amination to be administered by Dr. Charles Frazier. However, on those four days the doctor did not show up during his designated hours. On October 7, Teresa entered Cone Hospital. Upon examination at the hospital it was discovered that Teresa had pneumonia of the left lobe. According to Teresa, the doctor on duty stated that anyone with any type of medical education could tell that Teresa was suffer ing from serious congestion in her lungs. He prescribed 500 mg. of penicillin pills and Robitussin to be taken every four hours. Upon returning to campus Te- reas moved into the infirmary and finally saw Dr. Frazier on Oct. 9. He did not administer any type of examination or medication. Teresa remained in the infirm ary for five days at which time she experienced a number of de ficiencies in services rendered by both Nurse Hayes and Nurse Trammel. “Nurse Trammel acted as if staying in the infirmary was a luxury compared to staying in a hospital,” said Teresa. “I feel that as a person Nurse Trammel is nice, but when the life of a student is in question, niceness cannot replace efficiency.” In the recent Self-Study report the section on the Health Center states: “The nurse is in residence and on twenty-four hour call.” “This is not true,” said Teresa. “The day before I went to the hospital, I went to see Nurse Trammel, late Sunday evening, and she wasn’t in. Nor was there a note saying where she could be reached.” The self study also states: “De partmental services such as chest X-rays, immunizations, labora tory work, and hospitalization are arranged for by the Health Cen ter.” Ellen Warren, a junior pre-med major from Detroit, Michigan, was recently released from L. Rich ardson Hospital. She was referred there for an operation by the campus doctor, Dr. Frazier. Upon entering her room, Ellen noticed roaches scrambling across the floor. Not only were there un invited animal guests but there were three elderly ladies in her room also. Ellen said, “I am cov ered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. This medical service cov ers semi-private to private rooms. I do not consider a four-bed room as semi-private. The inefficiency displayed at L. Richardson leads me to wonder why it was recom mended by Dr, Frazier to any stu dent.” Ellen also said that “Nurse Trammel wasn’t in the infirmary the day before I went to the hos pital. It was Sunday evening around 4:30 or 5 p.m.” Dr. Mattie Moss chats with parents during faculty-parent mini-conference period on Parents’ Weekejid.