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    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.
    

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