^ library 8t Andrews Presbytsrian Co(l«g| THC ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGER VOLUME 29 December 7,1990 Issue 6 Registration and the Honor Code Creates Controversy By Jennifer Woodward Editor Controversy has struck the St. Andrews campus after 46 students were charged with an Honor Code violation. The students were appre hended when it was discovered that a large number of registration cards had been altered. According to Dean of the Regis trar Jim Stephens, this was the first year he discovered the random num bered cards to be altered. "Normally, I don't go through the cards but, it was pointed out to me by two people.” As was the case, cards were obviously changed, to the point that there were even new stickers placed on top of the original. Dean Stephens requested that the guilty students be’required to re-reg ister Feb. 4. However, he felt it was imperative that further action was needed. He alerted Attorney General Jeremy Tanner. Tanner agreed that this was a very serious offense and went to Dean of Students Cynthia Greer. The two decided to bring the incident to the Honor Court. After much deliberation, the court decided that the offense was indeed an Honor Code violation. Those charged were brought before the court on Satur day, Dec. 1. Of the 46 students charged, 31 stu dents were athletes and two were elected officials, including the Vice President Abraham VanWingerden. A further breakdown of the offenders, revealed that nine were seniors, six were juniors, 27 sophomores, and four freshman. As it is stated in the Saltire, a student found guilty of an Honor Code offense receives a penalty of 12 months social probation which prohibits a student to be involved in any major extracurricular activities. However, due to extenuating ctrcatmtances,' the court decided to modify the sentence to accomodate the needs of the community. The court modified sentence. The sentence read: l)Social probation as expressed in the Saltire with exceptions to be made by the Dean of Students for extracurricular activities. 2)A letter must be submitted to the court which accepts guilt regarding this offense and express personal intent to comply with the letter and spirit of the Honor Code. It may also be included observations and recommendations re garding the pre-registration process. 3)And 14 hours of community serv ice to be designated for two days during the Spring Term. Chairperson of the court Shawn Coffman felt the need for a modified probation was necessary, "It was for the interest of the community that it be modified," he added. "If not, we would be destroying the continuity of the cam pus." Attorney General Tanner agreed, admitting, "It made the court think a lot l51Tger since there was so many athletes and an important elected position." He continued, "Because of the number of people, we realized it was more of a community problem. We wanted to modify it, rather than just start punish ing severely." Students sit outside ofBelk, protesting the Hearing Court proce dures held Saturday, Dec. 1, in regard to the breaking of the Honor Code when students altered registration cards. (Photo by Jennifer Woodward) However, following the recommen dation of the court, Dean Greer also added her own- sanction in the form of an ethics class. Honor Code offenders are required to attend the week long course that will be offered in the winter and spring terms. "I don't want the course to be punitive as much as educa tional," explains Greer. "The whole thing is an ethical manner. We need a class to address the ethics dilemma. The community needs to take responsibil ity. It will all be taught on a volunteer basis. Wc want to come up with a good class so people can get something out of it." Despite the directness of the sen tence, controversy has developed Continued on Page 8 Teachers Given an 'A' for Excellence The annual American Education Week dinner and celebration was held by the St. Andrews Student NCAE Wednesday, November 14. The event honors the student teacher, their cooperating teachers, and administrative representatives from the various schools. More than 130 gathered for this year’s event which featured Janda Canalis, fourth grade teacher at North Laurinburg School, as the speaker. Mrs. Canalis was chosen Scotland County Teacher of the Year. Of particular note and interest, she is a 1988 graduate of the St. Andrews Teacher Education pro gram. The evening began as Elizabeth Parker, the student NCAE president, called the group to order. The invoca tion and blessing was offered by Cayce Wolfe, the Freshman/Sophomore rep resentative. Following a buffet meal, the welcome and greeting were ex tended by Nikki Nolette, Junior rep resentative. Melody Harrington, sec retary, introduced the special guests for the evening. The 1990 student teachers were introduced by Denise Caison, the chapter’s vice president. Following the introduction of cooper ating teachers and administrators, the guest speaker, Janda Canalis, was introduced by Laura Richey, the Senior representative. Canalis shared some of the thoughts that she has had since being named Scotland County Teacher of the Year, and she pointed out that she believes that every child can learn - at least something. Also, she tries to get every child excited about learning. One of the ways she does this is through some very different and unusual ways. Acknowledged as a very creative teacher in her own classroom, she demonstrated a number of ways to get knowldege and information across to students. In the course of the remarks, the dinner guests experienced a set of learn ing situations in the subjects of music, science, social studies, and language. Two items, a piece of bubble gum and a chocolate covered peanut, provided an enjoyable learning opportunity. Following her remarks, Carrie Mel ton, student NCAE treasurer, introduced the winner of the 1990 American Educa tion Week Award. Dr. George E. Mel ton, professor of history, was this year’s St. Andrews recipient. Professor Melton has been at St. Andrews since 1968. During the past 22 years, he has been actively involved in teacher education and has served as Chair of the Teacher Education Committee a number of years. He has also been a viable social studies teacher in public educaton. His most important contribution to the North Caro- lina Public Schools was the Joint Committee’s Report on the Status of History in the Schools of North Carolina. This report recommended special reforms to upgrade the history curriculum and history instructions of the public schools of the state. Dr. Melton is presently in the process of writing a biography of Admi- St. Andrews Honor Code As a member of the honor community of St. Andrews, I pledge that I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will I tolerate this conduct in any other member of the community. I will do all within my power to uphold the high standard of integrity and honor of St. Andrews. ” Carrie Melton presents Dr. George Melton with the 1990 American Edu cation Week Award as this year's St. Andrews recipient. (Photo provided) ralJean Francois Darlan, a French states man of World War II. A special American Education Week Award was presented to a member of the greater Laurinburg/Scotiand County community. This year’s winner was Jeffrey W. DuRant, an outstanding vol unteer in the Scotland County School System. Tina Cheek, a 1990 fall term student who has been working with DuRant, read the citation before pre senting him with an engraved plaque. Special recognition was given to Canalis as Scotland County Teacher of the Year by the St. Andrews Chapter of the Student NCAE. Dr. Judith McPher son, chair of the Teacher Education Department, concluded the evening with recognition of Dr. O. Eugene Smith, advisor to the Student NCAE Chapter, and to Roxie Foland, the ad ministrative assistant for the St. An drews Teacher Education Depaitment. What’s Inside? Letters to the Editor Society Column Candi Cann in Korea Play Review Basketball Highlights Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7

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