page 2, THE PILOT, GARDNER-WEBB COLLEGE, APRIL 29, 1971 SGA: Will It Do Its Task? Next year in student government should be one of progress and service. Already events Indicate that office space will be provided for SGA officers in the CID building. Every indication that the office of student affairs is willing to work with the student government to achieve its goals as set forth in the SGA constitution is evident. Speaking for the general officers, I can assure the student body that we will work to the best of our ability to make stud ent government at Gardner-Webb the servant of students and a means of communicating the needs of students. We the student body have at our disposal the greatest instru ment for responsive self-government in f'e history of our college. The new SGA consti tution and its yet to be com pleted By-laws which will hope fully be ready for consideration by the student body this semes ter is this instrument. What is the oretically poss ible on paper however is limi ted by what mature student citizens are willing to work to accomplish. Senators will be elected at the beginning of the fall semes ter. Their task will be to legislate rules, regulations and other criteria for the govern ment of the student body. Need less to say the quality of what next year’s legislature does will determine the extent to which we are allowed to set our own self-government. In a recent meeting between Mr. Poston and the new SGA general officers we communi cated to him our basic desire for a chance at self-govem- ment. This means a first hand opportunity to make decisions about those matters which con cern us as students. If we fail in doing the job as it should be done in resp onsible manner, then we have no legitimate kick to make a- gainst any segment of the coll ege community. The student body has talked about what needs to be done at Gardner-Webb. The time to put up or shut-up has come. Will we work to achieve the things we feel can best help us to gain an education not only in mind but in life and society? The answer lies in the res ponsible action of each student citizen. What will it be? WJ.C. Gov. Scott Will Speak Governor Robert Scott will be the principal speaker atthe Victory Dinner of the $1,500, 000 capital gifts campaign on the campus. The dinner will be Thursday night, May 13th, in Bost Physical Education Building. R. Patrick Spangler, nat ional chairman of the cam paign, did not release the tot al amount raised at the pre sent, but indications were that the goal has been reached. More than 1,000 campaign workers and contributors are expected to attend the dinner. New Editors Graduation Will Make GW History A long awaited day for many students as well as tor Gard ner Webb College is drawing nigh. On Sunday, May 16, at 3 o’clock in Bost Gymnas ium, Gardner Webb College will graduate its first tour year class. On this same day at II o’clock the Baccal- earate Service will be held also in Bost Gymnasium. Seniors will pick up their robes in the bookstore on the 15th. There will also be a graduation practice on the 15th from 3 to 5 on the 15th, a rec eption is scheduled at Dr. Poston’s home. Before graduating each stu dent must be cleared by the business office, the library, the registrar, and the place ment office. All fees must be taken care of and each student should make sure he has the correct amount of hours and a “C” average or above. If all these details are taken care of, then each candidate will be in the commencement line to make history at Gard ner Webb’s first four-year graduation^ Publications editors for 1971-72 are: Kathy Daves, the Pi lot and Tom Parker, the Anchor. They were the only appli cants for their positions. Kathy will be assisted by Samala High and Tom by Hank Harrison. Publications Lack Interest And Help estion or idea that could be a significant contribution to the student body. Where are you? This year’s staff certainly hopes that Kathy Daves will have the support of the student body as she endeavors to ac complish the task of publish ing a worthwhile student news paper. The same wish is extended for Tom Parker who was the sole applicant for the yearbook staff. This year’s annual is certain to be something we can all be proud of due to the hard work of editor Ed Brown and his staff. Tom also needs our assistance through staff applications as does Kathy. The quality of our publica tions will reflect the value placed upon them by students and the interest taken by the student body as a whole. Despite a seeming lack of interest in competition a new slate of publications editors has been selected. Notifica tion of the vacancies in stu dent publications was made in the April 6 Pilot. Applica tions for the Pilot and the Anchor were received April 20. Only one student applied for each position. One hopes that this does not reflect the value placed on the student news paper and the yearbook by the student body. Perhaps the greatest pro blem faced by this year’s staff has been lack of participation and communication by the stu dent body as a whole. Surely somewhere out there in the rarefied heights of academic pursuit at Gardner-Webb is an individual who has a sugg- Why Do They Riot? A McGraw-Hill Review student opinion of parents and professors, God and re ligion, drugs and the draft, are candidly reported by stu dents themselves in a book entitled THE COLLEGE SCENE by James A. Foley and Robert K. Foley (McGraw- Hill Paperbacks, $2.95). Under the co-direction of the Foley brothers. The Coll ege Poll of Connecticut’s Greenwich College Research Center conducted 3,000 per- Gardner-Webb College The Pilot Editor Jeff Cranford Sports Editor Terry Knight Advisor Mr. Bill Boyd Photographers Ed Brown, Phil Swanson Art Reg Alexander Reg Alexander Sue Austin Sylvia Bridges Patsy Bumgarnei Ulanne Copeland STAFF Carrol Garrett Hank Harrison Samala High Robert Hunt John Taylor Jerry Keller Mel Me Curry Lynda Mingoia Ronnie Sams Dawn Spainhour Donna Turner sonal interviews o f students from a cross section of 100 of the nation’s universities. Using established scientific techniques, the findings were reduced to data-processed conclusions and have been tur ned into refreshing editorial dialogues. Both authors encourage parents, and men and women of the older generation, to read this study involving such ques tions as why students riot; how big business rates on campus; whether or not pro fessors wage war; andthe lat est information on abortion and sex, hippies and long hair. “For it is quite possible,” comment the brothers, “that the generation gap is a chasm that can be closed with great er ease than either side ima gines.” The College Poll was start ed at the urging of top news paper editors to provide a dia logue with college students. Now in its third year and 11 countries. The College Poll covers thousands of in-depth interviews which are process ed and reported to more than 50 leading newspapers, and over NBC “Monitor” every week-end. BOILING SPRINGS, N.C., .... Recently selected members of Gardner-Webb College’s newly affiliated national English fraternity, Sigma Tau Delta, are: (front row left to right) Mrs. Jackie McSwain of Shelby; Charlsie Griffin of Winston-Salem; Karen Hardin of Shelby; (second row left to right) Vickie Gor don of Shelby; Janet Whisnant of Asheboro; Mrs. Faye B. Denning of Rutherfordton; (third row left to right) Ronald Wright of Shelby; Thomas Taylor of Gaffney; Jerry Ruppe of Rutherfordton; and Gerald Hamilton of Kannapolis. Bill Of Rights: Is There A Need At GW? By Victor de Keyserling Chicago, ni., The Carnegie Commission on Higher Educa tion proposed yesterday adop tion of “Bills of Rights and Responsibilities” for members of American colleges and un iversities, and suggested new guidelines for campus res ponses to dissent and dis ruption. At a press briefing here on a report to be published by McGraw - Hill in April, Dr. Clark Kerr, the Commission’s chairman, said the Commission found that, in recent years, American campuses have been in “the greatest turmoil in all of their history.” Dissatisfa ction and disaffection that re flect concerns for many current problems in American society and many problems faced by the colleges persist, and are expected to be present on cam puses for the foreseeable fut ure. The Commission’s new report is addressed principally to the students, faculties, trus tees, and administrators of the nation’s campuses, and recom mends procedures designed to assure that dissent and protest on campuses he expressed in constructive ways and in accord with the principles of a free society. Specifically, the report re commends these three steps: 1. Adoption, campus by cam pus, of “ A Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Members of the Institution.” A model bill is suggested. 2. Development by each cam pus of effective measures for consultation and contingency planning in the event of disrup tion emergencies. In particul ar, the Commission says, “a campus is not and cannot be a sanctuary from the general law, and thus, must relate more consciously and effectively with the police than it did in earl ier periods.” 3. Creation by each campus of effective judicial procedures: Consideration of using exter nal panels and persons, and of the general courts for certain types of cases is suggested. One of the difficulties in deal ing with “Campus unrest” the Commission reports, is that the American public seems to show limited tolerance for mass pro test activities, even when they are within the bounds of the law. The Commission report distinguishes between dissent and disruptionandproposesthat responses to events on a campus be based on this distinction. The Commission difines dis sent as: “Individual or or ganized actitivies which ex presses grievances heldagainst or changes desired in, society or a campus, or both. The acti vity is carried on within the limits of the democratic pro cesses of freedom of speech, assembly, and petition. Dis sent may be more generalized than around a single grievance or remedy and may have have an ideological base. It often includes propsed solutions as well as complaints.” The Commission’s report says that dissent “lies at the foundation of a univer sity,” and tha t “organized dissent and protest activity within the law, are basic rights which must be protect ed on the campuses—as they should be for all citizens every where.” Disruption is defined by the Commission as “Activity which is not protected by the First Amendment and which interferes with the rights of others. Where as dissent re lies on persuasion, disruption is based on coercion and some times violence.” The report says that disruption “is utterly contradictory to the values and purposes of the campus, and to the processes of a demo cratic society. . .It must be morally condemned and met promptly by the efforts of the campus and, when necessary, by application of the general Society’s reaction to instan ces of coercion and violence should “ be undertaken only with reference to those spec ific individuals and groups who engage in them,” the report says. “A campus as a whole, a system as a whole, or higher education as a whole, should not be penalized.” The Commission calls upon the campuses to reform them selves and to develop their own rules and procedures to protect dissent and prevent and control disruption. To this end, the Commission recommends that members of each campus endeavor to agree on a bill of rights and respon sibilities applying equally to faculty, students, administra tors, staff and trustees. “Too often, in the past,” the Com mission says, “faculty mem bers have set rules for the students but not for themselves; or trustees have set rules for the faculty but not for them selves. We believe the time is appropriate for certain rights and responsibilities to be ap plied equally to all members of a campus.” The Commission’s bill treats with rights and responsibilities simultaneously “for one per son’s rights are only effective as other people recognize them and accept responsibility to guarantee them.” It also establishes the prin ciple that the greater the pri vileges of members of the in stitution, the more responsible they should be for maintenance of high standards of conduct and an environment conductive to extending, sharing and exa mining knowledge and values. This applies particularlytofac ulty members with tenure and to trustees.