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MISCELLANEOUS
December 7, 1990
Controversy
Continued from Page 1
throughout the course of events. First
off, students requested private hear
ings, however, Greer was in attendance.
Many have referred to ihtSaltire and
have no evidence legalizing her being
there. But according to Coffman, she
has every right to be there, according to
a statute passed by the 1988 Honor
Court. Tanner expressed that despite
the ruling, he would want her there
regardless, "I want her there, so that she
can see what I am doing and that I know
what I'm doing. It adds to the reputation
of the court."
Another controversial subject, is the
adding of sanctions to the sentence es
tablished by the court. But according to
Greer and members of the court, it is
only a recommendation not a definite
sentence. "Dean Greer can add any
sanction, but cannot overturn a deci
sion, " states Coffman. The additional
ethics class left many surprised. Tanner
is not in full support of the added sanc
tion, "I don't agree with the ethics class.
Forty-six people who don't want to be
there will only cause problems." Even
faculty members were upset by the
Dean's decision, simply because no
one was informed of the needed volun
teers before the sanction was an
nounced. And as student Wayne Johns
commented, "If Dean Greer has final
say no matter what, it seems pointless
to even have a court system."
Many also believe that due process
was not properly met. Offenders were
not allowed to speak during the hear
ing. According to Dean Greer and
members of the court a precedent was
set after the first case. The student, Abe
VanWingerden, was not allowed to
speak on the basis that he had sent
letters of apology to members of fac
ulty. The court felt he already had an
unfair advantage by this pre-trial apol
ogy. As Greer explained, "We decided
to set the first case as a precedent. There
was some concern that Abe did have
prior opportunity with the faculty with
a letter. It may be alright, but there are
two faculty members that sit on the
court. We could've made a case that the
faculty was biased," She continued,"
Since he already had the opportunity to
tell his side, we didn't allow him to
speak. Therefore, the court was trying
to be consistent. If Abe wasn't allowed
to speak, no one else would."
As Tanner also explains, "Jay
(Bumgarner, Student Defense Coun
sel) set up the defense for the first
person and was trying to cover every
body. So in the interest of time, we
knew the verdict was going to be the
same for all since they all pleaded
guilty."
Tanner is discouraged by the atti
tude of the students, especially those
who were protesting the court's pro
ceedings on Monday," We're not play
ing legal games, and don't get off on
legal technicalities." He even adds,
"We're not lawyers."
Johns, a member of the protest group
explains the reasoning of their outcry,
"We are concerned with the violations
of the court hearings. We want to have
respect for the Hearing Court and the
court towards us."
Overall, members of the court and
Dean Greer have been pleased with the
final results, at least from a profes
sional point of view. However, the fu
ture holds much uncertainity. Due to
the many questions, further evaluation
of the Honor Court and court proceed
ings will be instigated.
Amy Pfeiffer is served coffee by Pinny Geffert at the St. Andrews
Cookie Day hosted by Dottie Reuschling. (Photo by Raykne
Kaufman)
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Eco-Action breaks ground for new tree nursery, in order to
nurture trees so that may be transplanted to other locations on
campus. (Photo by Raylene Kaufman)
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12 First man
13 Great Lake
14 Sudsy brew
15 Lures
17 Symbol for
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18 Seed container
19 Country of Asia
21 Lassos
23 Newspaperman
27 Exist
28 Follows orders
29 Armed conflict
31 Condensed
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35 Eat
37 Obtain
39 Concerning
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46 As far as
48 Classified
50 Atmospheric
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53 Gasp for breath
54 That woman
55 Latin
conjunction
57 Chores
61 Native metal
62 Dinner course
64 Christmas carol
65 Goal
66 Deposits
67 Color
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23 Wander
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26 Tattered cloth
30 Soften in
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33 Unwanted plant
36 Cushion
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43 Plunge
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49 Strains for
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