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Student Government Plans Varied Array Of Programs
Some Old Programs Continued, Some New Ones Begun
BemaDine Ward
Features Editor
Every spring, a new student gov
ernment administration is elected.
However, the problems this body
must surmount are generally rem
nants from the past - the honor
code, student fee increase, voter
registration and human relations,
to name a few.
Devices to alleviate these prob
lems some old, some new,
some expanded - are discussed
and will hopefully be implemented.
The honor code system has been
severely criticized for several years
and Student Body President, Bill
Moss, will be the first to admit that
“There is rampant cheating on
campus now and less adherence to
the honor code than ever before.”
Elson Floyd, Student Attorney
General, believes that presenting
the honor code system differently
will greatly curb if not eliminate
violations. Formerly freshmen were
given handouts explaining the
honor code and were required to
Sheri L. Parks
attend an assembly. Handouts were
unread and assemblies unattended.
“This year,” according to Floyd,
“attorney general staff members
apartment complexes.” To remedy
this situation, student government
is distributing apartment directo
ries.
There is rampant cheating on campus
now, and less adherence to the honor
code than ever before.
will speak about the honor code in
Freshman English classes. Those
exempted from English I and II will
receive printouts and will be re
quested to attend a special meet
ing.”
Scenes of one of the most urgent
problems on campus are re-acted
every spring when organizations lit
erally argue for financial alloca
tions. There has not been a student
fee increase since 1957 but Moss is
convinced “This is the only solu
tion that will alleviate problems in
the immediate future. ’
A new task for the present ad
ministration is that of “creating
more of a community sense in
CGC- Is It Worth Your Time ?
In addition, student government
plans to publish a series of pamph
lets about campus organizations.
This will, Moss hopes, “help stu
dents (especially freshmen) realize
the breadth of what is available and
encourage them to become involved
more quickly.”
Development of a more function
al tutorial program and motivating
students to vote in local elections
will be attempted again. It is p^ti-
cularly hoped that tutorial services
can be expanded in general college.
By evaluating and ranking depart
ments, students will hopefully
understand why they are majoring
in certain areas. If the voter regis
tration drive is successful, candi
dates who support the continuation
of the bus system (particularly in
Carrboro) will be elected.
Student government also plans to
bolster student participation on the
chancellor’s advisory committees.
Food services, parking ticket ap
peals, and housing are examples of
these committees. “In the past,”
said Moss, “students on those com
mittees have been left to their own
devices, but now we’re going to
educate them about what is in
volved.”
Editor's note: The following col
umn was written for last year s
Pre-Orientation issue by former
CGC representative Sheri Parks.
Since it is still very relevant, we
present it again for this years
freshmen.
Three years ago, I asked for
mer Campus Governing Council-
person Joe Knight if CGC was
worth becoming involved in.
He said that yes, it was, if I
was ready to really become in
volved in campus politics.
His was a very good answer.
CGC is not, as 1 had assumed,
a bigger version of the high
school student councils where we
all spent four years developing
our political expertise.
CGC is not a group of slow-
moving, dim-witted students who
are willing to give you or the
BSM the benefit of anybody’s
doubt, much less their own.
CGC is a group of approxi
mately 20 representatives who
campaigned, sometimes quite
heavily, to get elected from a
precinct each year.
And they do not play.
CGC is a junior North Carolina
legislature whose members are
training themselves to become
our generation’s senators and go
vernors.
Due to the representatives’
dropping-out or moving out of
their precincts, there is a con
stant influx of new members.
This serves to mak^GC an ex
cellent political trai^g ground.
Though the countil has a mo
dest quota system to assure
representation for Blacks and
women, it is essential to BSM’s
existence that it is represented as
much as possible.
And though you are elected
by a precinct, your color will au
tomatically make you a represen
tative of BSM.
BSM is the largest of the semi
independent campus organiza
tions. This is especially true bud
get-wise. Since it is often inter
preted as a racially exclusive or
ganization that serves a small
segment of the campus popula
tion, its budget and, most recent
ly, its existence are constantly
threatened.
Is CGC worth your time?
Is that new BSM membership
that you hope to get, and all the
services that it entitles you to,
worth your time?
If it is, then the answer is evi
dent.
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staff photo by Alien Johnson
In the summertime, when heat and humidity wreak havoc on our Afros, it s nice to have
someone to take our problems to.
UNC vs.HEW- What Do You Think About It?
Beverly Wells
Managing Editor
The Board of Governors have been
issued guidelines by HEW for furth
er and more effective desegregation
efforts within the University of
North Carolina’s system. Even
though UNC accepted some of
these guidelines set by HEW, they
totally rejected the proposed 150%
Black enrollment increase, and pro
ceeded to revise the desegregation
plan. Their revision decreases the
150% Black enrollment increase to
a mere 32%.
“It is very apparent by the revi
sion of a meager 32% increase that
the University of North Carolina is
not very concerned about increased
Black enrollment,” says Kathleen
Hoskins, a sophomore from Wilson.
“This rejection entails loss of funds
to the University which many pre
sently enrolled Black students need
and utilize. Not only will there be
low percentage increase, there will
probably be a decreased number of
Blacks enrolled in the University
due to a lack of finances.”
Rita Brackeen, a sophomore
from Jacksonville, adds “It’s kind
of stupid because their stubborn
ness to accept HEW’s guidelines is
gonna cause them to lose more
money. They should let more
Blacks in, and I don’t think their
‘high quality status’ will be
maligned due to an increase in
Black enrollment.”
Senior Clarence Howard, from
Black Mountain, takes a harsher
stand. Clarence states, “It stinks,
really!” He explains, “It’s sort of a
perpetuation of racism. I guess it’s
tpyical of a system of the South.
It’s the hardest type to fight against
cause you can’t really see it. You
can pick it out in this particular
situation, but it doesn’t do any
good because of the channels you’d
have to go through to get to the
whole ‘family’
    

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