North Carolina Newspapers

11. No. 10
THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 1971
E.P.C. Approves
GJ.S. Fass/FaU
Five students enjoying tbe one-day blizzard of last week. Another example of vrelrd summer
weather, (Photo by McQuown)
Choir Christmas Concert
Varies As Much As Choir
The Division of Art, Music,
and Theatre of St. Andrews Col
lege will present the St. An
drews College Choir and Cham
ber Singers under the direction
of Thomas Somerville in a con
cert of seasonal music in the
Liberal Arts Auditorium on
Friday, December 10 at 8:00
The St. Andrews College
Choir is composed of twenty-
seven students; though each stu
dent must pass an audition to
join the ensemble, the Choir
has consistently represented
most of the arts, liberal arts,
and science majors at the col
lege. This year, one-fourth of
the choir members are music
This heterogeneous group of
students Is molded into a dis
ciplined musical unit by di
rector Thomas Somerville dur
ing a four and one-half hour
weekly rehearsal schedule that
begins in September and con
tinues throughout the fall and
spring terms. The students’
commitment to their ensemble
has resulted in their fine
reputation in the southeast and
abroad. During the choir’s tour
of Scotland last January, Pro
fessor Frederick Rimmer of
the Glassgow University re
marked that the St. Andrews
College Choir was unique in
its combination of ensemble
discipline and sensitivity of In
The Choir’s program Friday
night will include two Christmas
carols by Professor Rimmer
of Glasgow University, and a
larger work for soprano soloist
and choir entitled, “A Hymn
to the Nativity” by Professor
Kenneth Lei^iton of the Uni
versity of Edinburgh. The Choir
will sing music by Hassler and
J.S. Bach, as well as a group
of carols from England, France
and Germany.
The St. Andrews Chamber
Singers, twelve voices select
ed from the choir, will also sing
music of the season, including
the Renaissance motet, “O
magnum mysterium” byVit-
toria, two jazz motets by Heinz
Werner Zlmmermann, and a
group of carols arranged by Ro
bert Shaw.
The Educational Policy Com
mittee met on Tuesday, Decem
ber 7 and the main discussion
centered on a proposal to allow
Pass/Fall grading in courses
which are taken as Guided In
dependent Study. A proposal
introduced by Jimmy Stephens
concerning this was passed. In
other action, the Committee
tabled a slmUar pass/fail pro
posal for physical education
courses and the college calen
dar for 1972-73 was referred
to the Calendar Committee for
some adjustments.
The proposal by Stephens
pointed out that the G.I.S. pro
gram placed the responsibility
for the course, its requirements
and their fulfillment on the stu
dent. Since the motivation for
the course is already assumed,
the proposal argued, grades in
the traditional sense were un-
n e c e s s ary. The proposal re
quested that pass/fail grades be
used, with the addition of an
evaluative report made by the
faculty member in charge of
the student's G. I. S.
The proposal said that the
evaluation should include the
course content, the quantity of
work accomplished, and the
quality of work accomplished.
The professor would also add
an indication of his over-all
satisfaction/discontent with the
product of the G. I. S. submit
ted by the student.
This proposal was passed
with the addition of one amend
ment. The Amendment states
that this program will be ex
perimental for 2 years, after
which it will be re-evaluated.
Also, the amendment states that
the student should have the op
tion at deciding whether to work
for a pass/fail or a traditional
The proposal from the Stu
dent Senate to make P. E.
courses on a pass/fail basis
was tabled because the Com
mittee felt that the P. E. De
partment should be represented
before acting on the measure.
Also, it was asserted that the
rate of failures would be in
creased in a pass/fail system.
One suggestion to be included
at the next meeting of the Com
mittee was that P. E. courses
continue to be graded on a tradi
tional basis but that the grades
not be averaged in with the stu
dent’s academic average.
Play On Christ
Set Wednesday
The End: An Explanation is a
musical production. Created by
two young men, combining two
seperate and distinct talents,
it embodies a realistic concept
of today’s man and his relation
ship to God.
Presented In the Liberal Arts
Auditorium at 8:00 P.M., Wed
nesday,' December 15th as a
celebration of the birth of
Christ, it portrays an indivi
dual’s p e r c e ption and aware
ness of his Ufe and his final
identification with his son God.
Communion will follow.
Chris Taylor, who wrote the
lyrics and designed the stag
ing, will portray the central
character within the produc
tion, Charles Brown. Rick Sand
ler, who composed the musical
score, will perform as vocalist
and pianist, functioning within
the production as narrator.
Mary Lou Brown will be fea
tured as the principal actress,
ably supported by Kathryn Holt,
both of whom will portray ab
stract characters within the life
of Charles Brown.
The End: An Explanation of it
self is a celebration. It Is an af
firmation of life, death, and the
rebirth throughout eternity.
The Choir'S
Breckenridge: An Open Letter On Apathy
_ I ■hT»MlCrhf •
To: The Members of the Senate
From: R. Scott Breckenridge
This year is being shown
more and more to be a year
of Innovation, one of changes.
The college has progressed in
the same basic pattern for ten
years, and it is primarily this
year in which those changes
which appear to be necessary
are being made. Last May, we
were confronted with the need
to change the 24-hour open
dorm policy. It was a choice
of either the administration set
ting the new policy (which was
rumored to be an 18-hour policy
with dorms closed from 3:00
sum. until 9:00 a.m.) or we as
the representatives of the stu
dent body were going to set the
policy which would affect us
more so than the administra
tion. The Senate chose to re
present the best interests of
our fellow students, and we
considered a new policy, away
from the 24 hour policy. We
saw there was no way that we
could not have a change in the
”lgp dorm policy. Parents had
complained to trustees and the
administration of the conflict
the 24-hour policy was causing
their children—students here at
St. Andrews. Students were
openly complaining about *e
unnecessary problems ttot
were arising out of that east
ing policy. There had to be a
change. You recognized tMs^d
chose to best represent the ste-
dent populus of our commuMty
by making that change ratter
than permitting the ad"ilMs-
tration or trustees to t^e
action. The result was the
existing 21-hour open dormp^
llcy, which has proven to be an
adequate solution to the pre
vious problems.
More important «>an ttat 1^
rision was the commitment to
made to the college community
” t S.01.: swdents
administration, ’^^ct
rents, etc. By choosing to
before the administration
we chose to be a f ^
dent ^^nr^^sentatives thatwe^
responsive to students’ thou^ts
and needs, college needs, as
well as to be a group that moved
and acted with an awareness of
campus situations. Since that
time In May, I have not seen
a definite Inclination to up
hold that commitment we made
in May.
We are working with a
faculty and an administration
that wish to work with us. They
would sooner work with us to
ward our goals than *ey wotUd
Lve us work with them toward
their goals. We are also re
presenting an aware s^den
body. The apathy about which
wrcomplained last year is
finally being excluded from ow
STpL. Yet, I often receive
members have also hef
comments that. In effect, are
saving that the Senate, the ^oup
of students who represent fte
student body, is behind the
dent body. I have seen one
be apathy within the Senate to
be personality conflicts. This
Senate cannot be slowed down
because of personality con
flicts. AS a legislative power
that represents the students,
we must discuss matters that
come before us. These matters
will come from those who are
members of our group, as well
as from those who are not.
We must devote our attention
to these matters for discus
sion and totally Ignore personal
As Presidents andVice-rre
sidents of the dorms, you are
student leaders in the aspect
that you take responsibUity for
taking action when it is neces
sary. And, when you take action,
you are doing it with an aware
ness of what others In our
community feel, not just what
you feel. As student represen
tatives, we must make such
action necessary; and it is by
meaningfully and openly Us-
ni.«sing those proposals that
have been brou^t forth. Dur
ing Winter Term, those of us
who are here will devote our
selves to researching specific
problems on campiis, drawing
up proposals that will create
the most adequate mode for
change, and make the pro
posals in January and Febru
At this time, let me inform
you that there wUl be one final
Senate meeting on Monday, De
cember 13, at 7:00 p.m. In the
main lounge of Wilmington
Dorm. I was surprised at our
last meeting to find that only
six out of eighteen of you could
attend our meeting. It was al
so rather embarrassing with
Dr. Hart there to Inform him
that we did not have a quorum.
I expect everyone to attend our
next meeting. I am also
emphasizing to the community
as a whole that our Senate
meetings are open to every
-Scott Breckenridge

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