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that you truly appreciate her?
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Tell your favorite professor, residence
director, residence assistant, big sister or
best friend how much they are loved or
appreciated this Valentine’sDaybyplacing
a “Love Line” in the classified advertising
section of the Bennett Banner.
Love Lines — 25
words or less—are free
$2 for non-Bennett
students and faculty and
staff. The deadline for
submitting Love Line
is Monday, Feb. 10.
The Love Lines wiU be published in the
classified advertising section of the
Banner, Feb. 14.
For more information contact Paquita
Herring, Banner editor.
EDITORIAL: Things here aren't so bad. Page 2
BELLSPEAK: Ebonics discussed
HEALTH & FITNESS: Is it really a cold?
CRITIC'S CORNER: Nothin but Tha Truth
THE BENNETT BANNER
VOL. XIX NO. 7
The Newspaper Produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
January 31,1997 Bennett College Greensboro, NC 27401
A work in progress
The $2 million facelift of
the Annie Merner Pfeiffer
Chapel and the Little
Theatre (beside the
Chapel) is still underway.
Renovation on the steeple
(right) began in late
December. The project,
which began in October,
is scheduled to be
completed by May. Photo
by Camisha Gentry, Banner
Bennett life is topic of
La Keisha Walker
Bennett College is a research topic for
a Howard University graduate student.
Rhonda Munford, a graduate student at
Howard University, recently came to
Bennett to collect information for her
During her eight-day visit, Munford
documented demographic profiles of
African-American women attending black
single sex colleges, their attitudes toward
single sex education and ascertained their
preferred learning styles.
Munford said that her research is funded
by a Howard University grant and
Munford is a product of a women's
college. She graduated fromTrinity College
in 1994, a women’s liberal arts college in
Munford’s introduction to Bennett was
through a chance meeting with Dr. Michael
Reed, chair of the psychology department
at a professional conference in 1994.
“He seemed very supportive of sponsoring
my visit to Bennett, “ she said. “So having
that connection made getting here easier.”
She disuibuted approximately 100 surveys
tojuniors and seniors containing questions
such as: Why did you choose an all female
institution? How do you feel about the
Munford said, “I choose juniors and
seniors [to survey] because they would
have ample experience to have well
developed opinions about their college
Munford resided in Pfeiffer Hall during
her research and said that she liked doing
research at Bennett.
“I went into residence halls and the
cafe to administer my survey. The people
were very nice.”
Once she completes her work, Munford
said that she plans to share her study with
“Hopefully Bennett will allow me to
come back and share my findings over the
next academic year,” she said.
“I want to get the word out that
attending a women’s college is a viable
option that can result in numerous positive
Barge Hall closes
Twenty-eight residents have been
moved from the freshwomen dormitory.
Kenya A. Samuels
The doors of Carrie Barge Hall were
officially closed Jan. 25.
Due to plumbing problems in a first floor
bathroom, 28 residents and two residence
assistants have been relocated to different
The problem began with a leak in the
new Living and Learning Center in the
basement of the dorm and resulted in a
flood in the bathroom.
The leak could not be repaired even with
the help of local plumbers who were called
in to assist the College maintenance staff.
The residents have been relocated to the
other freshwomen dorms, — Pfieffer and
Jones Halls - by professional movers.
The costs of transferring the telephone
lines will be incurred by the College and
Belles with single rooms will not be charged
the single room fee, according to Amanda
Williams, director of Residence Life.
As a result of the dorm closing, Carol
Cheston, resident director of Barge Hall has
been given anew position in the Residence
Life Office. Office hours have been
extended from 4 p.m. until midnight.
Shaniek Issac, a biology major from
Washington D.C., said, “ The entire ordeal
was a total inconvenience.”
She added that she hopes that no other
dorms would have to be closed.
Williams also said that the closing of
Barge Hall will give the College the
opportunity to complete and update any
other renovations within the dorm.
Barge is scheduled to reopen by next fall