State universities offering financial aid
to minorities for graduate study
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By Paquita Herring
What are you going to do after graduation?
Consider the new program that has been
in^jlemented to increase the enrollment of
black students in predominately white
graduate programs and white students in
predominately black graduate programs in
The University of North Carolina Graduate
program provides financial assistance for
students attending a graduate program in
which their race is underrepresented.
AlltheN.C. state universities areinvovled
in the program including N.C. A&T, N.C.
Central, N.C School of the Arts, UNC-
Chapel Hill, and Winston-Salem State.
For more information contact: Dr. George
Antonelli, The University of NorthCarolina,
General Admission, P.O. Box 2688, Chapel
ffill, N.C. 27515-2688, (919) 962-4559.
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THE BEXNETT BANNER
The Newspaper Produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL. XIX NO. 10
Greensboro, NC 27401
27-15 vote in favor
of White keeping title
Sherese Jones a senior and biology major from Richmand, Va. speaks to
members of the Natural, Behavioral, and Political Sciences Division during
the ACE forum. Photo by Camisha Gentry, Banner Photcgraher.
Interactive ACES presented
By Shamilah Harris
The Bennett College Community was
treated to an interactive program for
Women’s History Month March 11 in
“A Fine and Long Tradition of
Community Leadership” ACES forum
was sponsored by the History Program and
the Women’s Leadership Institute.
Millicent Brown, History professor and
moderator of the program, asked the
ACES audience to separate into three
groups by academic divisions: Humanities,
Natural, Behavioral,and Political Sciences,
and Professional Studies.
With a time limit of 35 minutes, each
group was mstructed to develop suggestions
on the specific topics. The HumaniUes
group discussed the"human" in Humanities;
the Professional Studies group discussed
“Women: The Wearers of Many Hats”;
and the Sciences group discussed “Health
and Nutrition: Weight Control for College
Humanities discussed public
announcements to be broadcasted on
television and radio geared towards the
community. Sciences group suggested
starting a well developed exercise program
on campus. Professional Studies suggested
having more black owned business and
fashion designers for black consumers.
The interactive ACES was developed
in a Himianities workshop that discussed
the importance of students having
interaction with the community.
"ACES was informative and interesting
and a long time coming, compared to the
many other programs I attended," said
Akhira McDonald a junior accounting
major from New Jersey. "Many more
programs of that nature need to be brought
forth, so the student body will be more
enthusiastic about ACES."
By Paquita Herring
After the heated debate during the recent
and much awaited Student Senate Meeting,
27 members of the Student Government
Associations Executive Board and the
Student Senate voted in favor of Candace
White keeping her title as Miss Royal
Blue and White.
The meeting took place March 13.
The vole to impeach, which was 27
against, 15 for and three abstentions, was
the result of recent allegations by the SGA
that White had not been fulfilUng the duties
and responsibiUties of Miss Royal Blue
White as oudined intheStudentHandbook.
Amanda Pecchioni, SGA president, said
that she was not pleased with the outcome
of the voting.
"The majority of the Student Senate
vote was based on personal feelings and
not on the evidence that was presented and
documented," Pecchioni said.
During the meeting, Pecchioni
distributed pages of the handbook containing
the impeachment procedures.
Explaining why the SGA thought White
should be impeached, Pecchioni provided
documentation which illustrated White’s
lack of attendance at meetings.
Pecchioni also said that new chairs had
to be appointed to serve on the Marshal
Board and the Elections Committee because
White had failed to organize and plan
In her letter of appeal and at the meeting.
White said that she had been unjustly
accused of not following through on her
duties. She also alluded to the fact that she
felt that there was an underlying reason for
what she called hostility against her.
Dr. C. Lafaye Hargrove, vice president
of Academic Affairs and Jimmie Gravely,
dean of Student Life attended the meeting.
"The SGA believes that the College
Administration has not respected the rights
of the students as detailed in the Student
Handbook," Pecchioni said.
Students given lessons
in eating etiquette
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By Banner Staff and
Learning the proper way to do things
has always been a tradition at Bennett
In keeping with that tradition, Uie Student
Development Office along with Residence
Life conducted an etiquette seminar.
“Students expressed a concern and wanted
to know the proper way to conduct
themselves in a formal setting,”said Jimmie
Gravely, dean of Student Life.
The sessions took place every Wednesday
in February in each dormitory. The Marriott
imder the supervision of William Correll,
director of Food Services; provided the
participants with dinners consisting of
baked chicken breast, peas, wild rice,
sparkling apple juice, tea, bread and butter
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