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APR 13 1977
Official Publication of the Studmt Bod,
VOL. 13. NO. 16.
' .y of St. Andrews Presbyterian Collect
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__ ^ ^ THURSDAY. 10,.
Hart^ Smythe Explain Programs
To Joint Senate Session
Recruiting _ No Deficit Budget Discussed
Dr. Donald J. Hart ad
dressed the 1973-74 student
government last Tuesday
night in the classrooms of the
Riysical Education Building.
The purpose of the meeting
was several fold, starting off
with President conducting in
stallation ceremonies for the
newly elected officers of next
year’s Cabinet.
Smythe says good
relations with Church
and Federal
Organizations
Important
Following the installation
ceremonies, Allan Smythe,
Director of Church Relations
for St. Andrews, and
President Hart gave short ad
dresses and then received
questions from the audience.
Mr. Smythe sitting back in
his chair, hands behind his
head, made the point that he
would rather talk with those
present than talk to them. He
then proceeded to mention
some of the work his office is
involved in. He made note of
the recent increase in federal
funding for programs offered
at St. Andrews and the im
portance of maintaining good
relations in order to continue
receiving these funds.
Financial support by
Presbyterian Churches was
also brought up in the same
regard. The 637 Presbyterian
churches in North Carolina
alone, is a fact lending eviden
ce in favor of developing good
relations not only as a source
of income, but for gaining
Khf T stuaenti
Smythe also mentioned the but presenUy has in the neigh
deputation teams” con- borhood of 700. Hart said it is
sisbng of students to be sent necessary to look at how the
out next year to visit chur- College is doing things and to
ches, giving potential ap- see what can be done better
Studies Program.
College suffering
common Problems
(Alleges across the United
States are suffering declines
in enrollment and other finan
cial problems. St. Andrews is
pared for a least 900 students
plicants a chance to talk with
St. Andrews people.
Dr. Hart, following
Smythe, spoke concerning the
changes to be made in the
collie system. He suggested
that in order to get a proper
idea of where St. Andrews is at
present, it is necessary to
examine how the college has
evolved.
He used the C&C program
as an example. When first
established in 1961, C&C was a
broad interdisciplinary
program that was seen as ex
tremely important to a liberal
education. More recently
however, “C&C has tended to
become more and more con
tent and faculty oriented than
student oriented.” The result
of this and other such ob
servations has lead to course
changes, most particularly
from C&C to the Andrews
with less commitment of
dollars. Enrollment and the
interests on those enrolled
(See HART. Page 2)
Gourley Resigns - Rayburn
Appointed As Replacement
St. Andrew’s continued its
shakeup of various depart
ments with a recent change in
the position of Admissions Of
fice Director. Due to the
unrelieved shortage of ap
plicants and decline in the
student body which is presen
tly approximately 660 studen
ts, Mr. Everett Gourley,
Director of Admissions, sub
mitted his resignation last
week, effective the last day of
May. This will be the end of a
five year stay at the college.
Mr. Gourley’s replacement
Doubles Provides New Outlook
to
ve
of
The recently appointed
Dean of Students, Malcolm c.
Doubles and the revised ad
ministrative stroicture in
which he will work should
contribute to a significantly
new outlook in the Student
Personel services in the
coming year, in contrast
'he present administrati
authority system, the new
Dean of Students will report
0 the new Vice-President of
6 College in charge
acedetnic affairs, Victor
l^nold^ In the past the Dean
« S udents reported directly
r„ii President of the
^»‘lep, but this will no longer
oe the case. The resident
ectors and their assistants,
owever , will remain under
we Dean of housing.
In a recent interview. Dr.
ubles expressed the
Jerstanding of his
resMr-vf- on his
Ponsibility to fulfill the
SDeoif^ A^f^rews. These
. Pec'fic pohcies by which he
Sturil f the
which"! C°"^mittee (of
overth'^ chairperson
''^‘hispast year).
Life foi- Student
been. has not yet
announced, but Malcolm
im-
new
as Director of Admissions will
be Ms. Jean Rayburn, a
current member of the Ad
missions staff who came to the
college staff the same year he
did. Ms. Rayburn, who has a
B. A. from Chapel Hill and an
M. A. from Dartmouth, enters
her new position with high
recommendations and a good
deal of experience. Before
coming to St. Andrew’s she
was the Director of Ad
missions at Queens College in
Charlotte, North Carolina. She
has been active in both state
and national admission coun-
celors organizations.
Recruiting students for
college is a tremendous
problem at this time for most
schools across the nation, ac
cording to Rayburn. Ap
plications to St. Andrew’s are
down 4% from this time last
year, which makes for an in
creasingly dangerous trend.
The competition among small
private colleges for available
students if forcing many to
close down or sell out to larger
unversities.
New ideas are already in the
planning stage, although none
could be defined thoroughly at
this time. Ms. Rayburn was
unavailable for comment on
any of them due to a con
ference in Williamsburg
which she is attending this
week. A special advisor on ad
missions is to confer with her
(See RAYBURN, Page 2)
Two Policies Effect
Presence Of Dogs
Doubles sees that it is up to
him as Dean of Students to in
sure the execution of policy,
advise students of their rights
so that they can act
cordingly and to work in bar
mony with the Dean
Housing and Residence Direc
tors.
Doubles pointed out that the
ac-
of
/ _
nature of the resident direc
tor’s job allow them a very
wide range of action. They are
not bound to resort to Student
Personnel continually. They
must attempt to go through
the Dorm Council before they
can take action or. inform
Student Personnel however.
(See DOUBLES, Page 7)
Ihe general agitation over
the removal of two dogs from
campus has cooled off;
however, college and Health
Department officials are still
vitally concerned with the
situation.
There are two policies which
affect the presence of dogs on
campus: that of the college
and that of the Board of
Health. According to Nathan
McCormick, sanitarian for the
The Lance wishes Dr. John
P. Daughtery a swift and full
recovery from his recent
illness. Mr. Daughtrey, head
of the Education department
at St. Andrews is currently at
Scotland Memorial hospital
recovering from a heart at
tack he suffered while playing
racquetball last Wednesday
afternoon (April 24) in the
gym. The full extent of his
illness has not been released,
but we hope he will be back
with us in the immediate
fiitnre
of
ex-
Scotland County Board
Health, his jurisdiction
tends, for the most part, only
over dogs within campus
facilities. The presence of
animals within dorms, the
cafeteria, the snack bar, and
possibly the Student Union is
in violation with the Health
laws; however, McCormick
said that he had no authority
over dogs outside on the cam
pus unless there was a pack of
dogs which were causing
damage. In that case, the dog
warden could be called in. He
gave as a reason for this lack
of authority, the absence of, or
the non-enforcement of, a
leash law in Scotland County.
In all legality, dogs outside of
campus facilities are per-
missable according to Health
Department rules; however,
because of the easily ac
cessible entrance into
buildings through the doors
for handicapped students, the
(See DOGS, Page 7)
    

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