SEPTEMBER 23, 1966
Cut System Improves
The Infinitive Cut
The unlimited class cut, one of St. Andrews’ many new effective
policies. Is a rewarding system to the concerned upperclassman
In good academic standing.
The success or failure of this policy as yet can not be resolved.
Its success will have to be confirmed by the trial and error method
that only time can provide.
The student Is the pivot between success or failure. His atten
dance with respect to his academic accomplishment will either
prove or disprove his ability to govern himself In a manner befitting
a good student.
If a student can maintain satisfactory grades while not attending
class, the additional hours In class would be wasted for that student...
If a student feels that he can not afford to excessively cut a class
and maintain the grade, then the unlimited cut policy has proved to
be beneficial to the needs of the individual student.
In some cases, If a student neglects his academic obligations and
produces a poor quality of work while not attending classes, then
the Instructor may prohibit the student's power of unlimited cuts.
The responsibility Is on the shoulders of the student. If the S. A.
student can show his personal Integrity In his definition of the un
limited cut, he will reserve his right to participate in this new li
beral policy and thereby will benefit the community.
Many at St. Andrews, faculty
as well as students, have been
unhappy during the past year or
two with the penalties Imposed by
our absence regulations.
It Is hard to justify deducting
semester hours and quality points
from credit In a course In which
a student receives a grade of “C”
or better. Work of this quality
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Peace Corps Orients New Members;
Students Aid Laurinburs Children
The St. Andrews Peace Corps
has started off this fall with an
other year of service. In the
fields of recreation, construction,
and tutoring, there has been a
good display of interest from stu
dents willing to give some of their
time and talents to this worth
Washington Park, a Negro com
munity, and East Laurinburg, a
white, low-income mill commun
ity are the scenes of operation.
Martha James, chairman of
Peach Corps this year, has con
ducted orientation meetings for
both new and old members to con
tribute a few objectives and goals
for each individual working with
The recreation program was be
gun in Washington Park last Sat
urday with sixty children taking
part and twenty-five student hel
pers. Susie Rogers and Greg
Meisner are directing this divi
sion of the Peach Corps.
This year the tutoring program
will be handled on a one-to-ona
basis, and the children involved
will be from first to eighth grade
level. There are 43 new tutors
Along with the academic tutor
ing, St. Andrews students help
the children to learn about their
community and help to buUd their
Jo Ann McCachern, Ann Strick
land, and Houston Wheeler are
co-ordinators for the tutoring.
Monday, September 26, Ed Les
lie will open a study center In
the Washington Park area for high
school students. This will provide
an atmosphere conducive to good
study habits, which many of these
Don Stokes and John Royall are
in charge of the construction divi
sion of the Peace Corps.
There Is plenty of c^portunlty
for more St. Andrews students to
become Involved In the Peach
The student body Is urged to be
more considerate when using the
Snack bar facilities.
A failure to clean-up your mess
will only result In a price increase
to hire extra help.
Trash cans and bottle crates are
available for use. Let’s wear them
out, not the helpers.
Cabinet Plans To
The Student Cabinet recently
made several decisions In the area
of communications. The cabinet
will conduct a five minute week
ly program on WSAP relating to
Student Association activities.
The Cabinet will also have in
the Student Center a periodic of
Joe Junod Sports Editor
Peggy Gamble - Student Association
Debbie Harper Academic News
Elizabeth Parker Drama and Music
Margaret Parrish Dormitory
Linda Susong Administration
Sandy Harris Photographers
Business Staff; Charma Walker, Beegle Miller, Beth Anderson,
Buzz Rogers, Todd White, Marian Haley.
Contributors this Issue: Betts Hunter, Carolyn Caldwell,
Margaret Parrisn, Mev Fraser, Linda Susong, Sally MacLeod,
Linda Peel. Rick Johnson, Karen Baird, Bonny Jackson, Peggv
Gamble, Larry Catlett, Nat Daniel.
information which would be of
interest to students.
Dr. Geffert and Mr. Gross at
tended the Cabinet meeting to clar
ify to members the attendance re
gulations and to ask about specific
student complaints. Dr. Geffert
pointed out that sometimes the
students’ physical presence is
needed to preserve the integrity
of the class, as well as for the
students’ own benefit.
Bob Anderson announced that
the Cabinet will meet with the
administration on Sept. 28th and
Nov. 2 to discuss student-admin-
istratlon relations and problems.
There will be two student body
meetings this semester, one in
October and another in either late
November or early December.
The Cabinet is also Investi
gating the possibility of making
the student lounge in the Liberal
Arts building a more appealing
place for the day students to go.
Dr. David McLean, associate
professor of anthropology. Is In
the process of revising his new
book. Witchcraft Magic and Di
vination Among tjie Lulua of South
Central Congo. The book is a
result of seventeen years of Con
While a missionary In Africa,
McLean made many personal ac
quaintances among the Lulua tribe,
living with them In the frontier
backlands In the villages from fif
teen to twenty days a month. A
friend of the medicine men, he
gained first-hand information on
He learned to eat Lulua food,
which included delicacies such as
fried and live ants and all types
of fruits found in the Congo. From
the natives themselves, he learn
ed the Lulua language.
McLean’s book is the first major
work on the Lulua tribe. As a
sneak preview, some chapters deal
with tribal life, Lulua philosophy,
divination, sorcery, and white
magic. A dictionary of Lulua
magic is Included.
McLean has previously written
Culture of the Sons of Mantu,
which was published by the Board
of World Missions as an instruc
tive manual in the culture of peo
ple with whom our missionaries
certainly would ^eem to merit full]
academic credit, and some better!
method of making clear the Im-j
portance of regular class atten
dance was badly needed.
This situation led the faculty toj
adc^t the new attendance policy!
which is In effect this fall. Thel
Introductory statement In the Stu
dent Handbook points up the phil-T
osophy underlying this new pol
icy: Regular class attendance is!
an important part of a student’s!
academic work and this, like the
rest of his work in any course, Isl
the concern and responsibility of|
the student himself and his instruc
Each student must decide fori
himself whether he will do the]
work expected In his courses wellJ
or whether he will try to get]
by with as little work as possible^
The Instructor In each course
must decide upon the basis of a|
variety of evidence, whether the
student has done the work wel
or has failed to do so. Atten-|
dance and participation in classl
work Is one kind of evidence tol
If absences from class Indicate
a serious lack of commitment toJ
a student’s work or otherwise!
endanger his academic standing :
a course, the Instructor Is expected
to do something about this as hei
does about any other failure on the
student’s part to do his work satis
What the Instructor may do is
also outlined in the Student Hand-
book on pages 15 and 16. The most]
severe penalty Is being drc^pe
from a course with a failing grade
when, excessive absences have
made satisfactory work in a cours^
no longer possible. In our nev
policy there are no such things ad
“excused” absences. The deanJ
the president, the college phy
sician, the athletic department —
none of these can any longer ex
cuse an absence.
It Is Important that each pro-1
fessor know why a student Is ab-l
sent, and this information wUl be!
provided by the college wherever j
possible, but the affect of absences
upon a student’s work can only be
judged by the Instructor In the par
ticular course, and It will be his |
responsibility to do so.
Each Instructor should certainly
make clear to his classes the part
that class attendance and partici
pation will play In his evaluation
of a student’s work In a course,
and he will Inform both the student
and the dean of the college when
absences are endangering the stu
dent’s academic standing.
It will be used for all students
this year EXCEPT first semester
freshmen and all students on pro
For these two groups somewhat
more automatic attendance regu
lations have been set up with the
hope that they will help these stu
dents see a bit more clearly the
important place of class attendance
In satisfactory academic work
(page 16 of Student Handbook)
I hope that both faculty and stu
dents will cooperate In making it
Williams Promotes European Travel
Professor John Williams, Asso
ciate Professor of Music, has ten
tative plans to conduct an art and
music tour of Europe next summer.
Professor Williams, whose stu
dio is located in room 121 in the
Vardell Building, has compiled a
large collection of European tra
vel literature from his previous
tours and foreign travels.
Because European travel is a
“hobby” of his. Professor
Williams invites all interested stu
dents to his studio to investigate
for themselves the possibility of
European travel, travel which ran
ges from bicycle tours to the
most exclusive luxury tours.