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Why Have They
Somehow in the light of the events of the last two weeks, it
appears that half of Laurinburg has gone crazy - looting,
piUaging, and slashing up the St. Andrews Campus. Why have
St. Andrews students and bike racks been declared easy
pickings? Why has half the campus gone paranoid over their
possessions, supposedly secure on our little island of isolation?
Could it be that St. Andrews is not as safe and secure as it’s
cracked up to be? Those who deal in the sale of stolen bicycles
seem to have figured this out which makes it a damned shame
that the administration hasn’t. Of course our resident bike
thieves probably doi’t know that our security force operates
from a base station radio that they stopped making spare parts
for over twelve years ago. Nor are they aware that we have no
dispatcher, or absolutely no security coverage between 8 am
and 4 pm.
No, they don’t know all that. But neither do most students.
And the administration is not taking any great pains to advise
them of the problem. The administration it seems, would
rather pretend that these problems don’t exist, ignoring
After all, solutions cost money.
Now around here money is a funny subject. The college,
we’re often informed, has financial problems. Which is why we
are down-grading the food service, hampering security, and
cutting comers on health services. But that doesn’t quite
explain where Bun found the money to build a shopping enter,
hire a “recreational coordinator”, hire a “special assistant”,
and still find the funds to renovate the Student Union baisement.
Maybe the President can explain the high finances, for all the
non-accounting majors out here.
Why for instance has an economical proposal by security for
an improved communications system been turned down - for
the past four or five years? Or why is it good business to have
your people slashed up, with no nurse on duty, or ripped off in
their dorms? '
Sure, it’s good business. Good business if you don’t really
give a damn about students. Good business if you’re selling a
product, not building a community. It’s good business if your
business is to ignore present needs in the interest of future
image. And it’s good business for our friends, the bicycle
thieves. For them, it’s open season.
LOCK YOUR DOORS.
This letter addresses itself
to the events of the weekend o'"
May 1st, the conditions whic.
precipitated said events, and
their aftermath in respect to
their prevention and correct
I was off-campus that
weekend and, upon my return,
was informed of the
preceeding weekend’s events
by my vice-president Steve
Newton. I was quite shocked
and angered to hear that: one
of the guys in my dorm had
had his stomach split open,
another had been beaten
badly, and an attempt to stea’
bicycles from Winston-Salen
had been successfully brokei
up in spite of the brazen anc
careless manner the thieves
had exhibited. I was late
returning from my weekend at
home because my younger
brother, Matthew, also a
student here, had to stay a day
later to go in for a medical
check-up from a problem cold
he contacted here but couldn’t
get any attention for, here.
I mentioned that last per
sonal concern because it bears
directly on the conditions cont
ributing to the disruptive
weekend of May 1. Another in
cident occurred the week
before. Norman Moseley, who
lives next door to me in Meek
Suite 2, was severely ill. Some
of us escorted him to the
Health Center only to find no
nurse on duty at our 24 hour
nurse’s station. Hie next mor
ning I and two of my friends
complained to the President
and the Dean and Assistant
Dean of Students. We were
told that while we were temp
orarily without a nurse for the
3 to 11 pm shift, it was supp
osed to be covered and a
replacement would be hired
shortly. We were also told that
“we are paying for 24 hour
service and from now on you’ll
have it.” As is related
elsewhere in this paper, the
following weekend, when Den
nis O’Toole, Meek’s Assistant
Residence Director, carried a
critically injured and severely
bleeding BUI Downs into the
Health Center, he found no
nurse on duty. He called the
Rescue Squad, who, when they
arrived, had to spend ten ext
ra minutes prepping Bill just
Several events of the past week and a half should make each
of us stop and think. In fact, they are so urgent that we need!
consider them before we leave this year.
The first event, which has already drawn a great deal of'
criticism from students, concerns campus health ahd
services. The stabbing last weekend indicated the des^e
need for both improved health service and improved
service. Students pay for twenty-four hour health service but
for the last few weeks these has nurse on duty fromj
to 11 p.m. However, improvements are being made, and the
administration has guaranteed that the health service will be
“100% improved” next year.
On the other hand, security service was not affected by the
incident. The problems which exist today are the same
problems which existed last year. Security has no decent
communications equipment - they stopped making spare parts
for their base station twelve years ago. Also they have no
dispatcher which creates another major problem.
Another which will affect everyone is the changing of the
guard in the cafeteria. ARA, the largest food service chain in
the natiffli, has been contracted to feed the college. Despite
rumors circulating on campus, students will continue to get as
much as they want to eat and ice cream will still be free.
However, we are all sorry to see Dewey and Cardinal leaving
St. Andrews, because of our close relationship with them. They
are wished the best next year as they move to Coker College in
Hartsville, S. C.
A third event which has caused many students a great deal of
concern is the yearbooks. Last year’s yearbook is not due in
until the summer and this year’s annual is not expected uni
the late summer and it is not even guaranteed then. Several
students have expressed the desire to get their $20, for the two
annuals, refunded. Let’s hope that next year’s staff will be able
to deliver next year’s yearbook during next year.
A fourth event which has caused some to call the CUB
financially irresponsible is the CUB sponsored senior dinner at
the Bam. While students complain that the administration does
not spend money wisely, a student organization has money left
(approx. $800) and instead of returning the extra funds to the
senate for use next year, it decides to take the seniors to
dinner. While it must be conceded that the complaints are from
those not being taken to dinner, it is important to realize that
steak is not a prime value for everyone. Pertiaps next years
CUB will be more financially responsible than this year’s CUB,
There are already signs that next year’s board will be more ■
active than this year’s board. Let’s give Ed Wilson and crew |
our full support.
Each of these items affects each of us. It is important that we
examine them, and derive a workable solution for next year.
so they could get him into the
ambulance. Bill very possibly
could have died because of an
absence of competent help.
Over the past year I have
seen many of my friends leave
school seriously ill, and have
to stay at home or in the
hospital to recover from a
variey of serious illnesses
from flu to pneumonia. They
had to leave and be absent
because they could not get
care and treatment for their
ills. I myself had to miss
almost two weeks of classes
due to serious illness, and I am
not exggerating when I sai
that I know, personally, 11
people who have missed al
least a week of classei
because they were sick ami j
could not receive adequate
help at St. Andrews. |
The violent act whiciii
caused this attention to lie 1
drawn to the Health Center’s
faults, was permitted due in
part to the other sore spot for
the administration, campus
security. There was not out
security officer around whei
the car carrying Bill Dow®
assailant roared past tiit
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