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Quiil and Ink * page 6
Fiction and Fact
Story of Four
Men's Baseball pagei2
The Wall page12
Intermurals page 12
Volume 27 Number 6
A St. Andrews Student Publication
March 9, 1989
Forum Addresses Concerns
student Government President Howard Hall addresses the student body
"Hot Items of interest" were
presented to a large percentage of
the student body during the March
1 student forum.
Moderating the two-hour event
was SA President Howard Hall. In
his opening statement Hail said
that the purpose of the forum was
to make information available to
students and to make them
"aware that they have rights,
power and responsibility.”
Hall introduced speakers who he
referred to as "informed students"
that were at the "heart of the
Heather Signor, chairperson of
the Beautification Day to be held
on April 1 opened the first issue to
Signor said the reasoning
behind the campus cleanup day
was primarily to unite students and
to lessen the apathy problem on
Hoping that the event becomes
biannual, Signor mentioned the
possibilities of a mid-morning
brunch, pig-picking and campus-
wide music to be held that day.
Dean Responds to Issues
Two of the issues that were
brought up at the Students Only
Forum were the status of the
campus chaplain and Scotland
Memorial Hospital's informing the
Dean whenever a student is
treated in the emergency room.
At the forum, Michele Taylor read
a petition which opposed the
proposed plan to replace the
campus chaplain with one year
chaplain interns and was available
for student signatures.
Dean Cynthia Greer, in an
interview after the forum, said that
she had not gone to Richmond
Union Theological Seminary
because there was only one can
didate to interview. At this point,
she had no plans of visiting any
"The President is, at this time,
reassessing which way to move
on this issue," she said.
Another issue that seem to be
very close to the hearts of many
students is the policy of Scotland
Memorial Hospital to inform school
officials when students are taken
to the emergency room.
Bently Crabtree brought the
issue up at the Fomm. "I see it as
an invasion of my right to privacy,"
he said. Other students echoed
Responding to this. Dean Greer
said "We sent Scotland Memorial
an emergency list, the same list
that the faculty receives, in order
that the school is made aware of
severely sick student."
"The hospital is limited by law to
only give a minimum of informa
tion out. We are told only the
students name and whether they
will stay overnight or be released,"
Dean Greer said.
"We do not follow up on minor
Deborah L. Kelly
Michelle Taylor addressed the
touchy situation of the college
chaplain position being turned into
a yearly seminary internship.
While citing the reasons given by
the administration for the change
as "strictly financial", Taylor noted
that a budget of how much money
would be saved is unknown.
Taylor also stressed that current
chaplain Shirley Arnold should not
be made the issue. She said that
cancellation of the dean's trip to
Richmond to look for seminary
interns was a "positive thing."
A letter to President Reuschling
protesting this switch to interns
was made available to the public
and was signed by over 200 stu
dents at the forum. The letter is
now posted outside the president's
office. At last count, over 300
signatures had been procured.
Pete Rich introduced the
conceptof resident assistants in
the halls. Rich said the require
ments to be an RA included living
at least two years in the residence
hall, training and a leadership
seminar. Students and administra
tion would pick the four RAs for
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cases, when the student is seen
and released. This policy is for our
protection as well. As the welfare
of the students is our responsibility
we need to be aware when a
student has been hospitalized."
The forum was rnonded by a
large number of s’.udents. Many
took advantage of the opportunity
to air their concerns.
"There was a great deal of con
sensus on many issues, showing
that our campus is neither indiffer
ent nor apathetic," said one
student after attending the forum.