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Page 10, The News Argas, April, 1982
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NO. THOse f\RE:
OF THE. UINE5
Currently one of the most talked about issues on campus is the 1981-83
Winston-Salem State University Catalog. The catalog makes WSSU appear as a
white institution in some instances. Obviously the consent decree has gone into
effect at WSSU. It wouldn’t be very surprising if the next catalog is titled “The
University of North Carolina at Winston-Salem.”
A purpose of the consent decree is to increase the percentage of professors with
terminal or first professional degrees teaching at the black institutions in the
UNC system. Another condition of the decree is the recruitment of more whites
by the black institutions and vice versa. Currently 15 percent of the students
enrolled here are white. The decree suggests that black institutions reach 17 per
cent enrollment of whites.
The far terminal implications of the consent decree could possibly change
Winston-Salem State University. Considering the current traditions found at
WSSU, how would a graduate feel upon returning here in the future to “The
University of North Carolina at Winston-Salem?” There might not be any
homecoming and the Marching Rams would be playing the latest broadway hits
in a court style manner. Black fraternities and sororities would scarcely exist and
the slam dunk would be nearly extinct on the basketball court.
Students must keep this university as it is. The effects of the consent decree
might not bother current students much now, but it’s our duty to keep it from af
fecting those coming here in the future. We must start using WSSU as a learning
institution first and a place to have fun second.
Participation and unity are also very important. When an important guest
speaker takes the time to speak here on campus, he or she should be received by a
large portion of the student body. T.O.C. and Illusions seem to attract students
quite easily, even at a $3.00 price.
Students should improve their study habits and grades. The list of students on
academic probation is entirely too long. Students should not ignore the problems
WSSU is having. Do something about them. Respect our institution and let’s
work together to keep our heritage and tradition alive.
1981-83 WSSU CATALOG
“The University Of
North Carolina At
Letters To Editor
To The Readers;
Obviously The News Argus needs to
grow as a newspaper. The only people
who can make this happen are we the
students.The responsibility should no:
be placed entirely on The News Argus
First of all, there should be more stu
dent participation. Not only in the
newspaper staff but also in other ways.
Ideas and concerns should be presented
to the newspaper staff from students.
The newspaper is one of the most ef
fective ways if not the best way for
students to voice their concerns on the
many problems here at Winston-Salem
State University. The News Argus is
not only read by students, but by the
faculty, staff, and campus community.
Winston-Salem State University is not
only a college but also a business.
WSSU survives on your money. There
fore students have a right to complain,
praise, reject, or accept school policies.
The newspaper is totally controlled by
students, therefore you can virtually
print anything you want to say.
Journalism Lab is available to all
WSSU students for one hour credit
each semester. Students may also join
The News Argus staff without credit.
Students can also submit stories and
letters to the editor which will in turn
be published after being approved by
the editor. The offices of Ms. Felecia
Jones and Ms. Marilyn Roseboro, the
advisors of The News Argus staff, are
located in the Alumni Building.
The News Argus can contain more
content, be issued more often, and
serve as a working tool for students if
the student body participates.
Retain Old ’SU Heritage
The WSSU 81-83 Catalog seems to be
an interesting conversation piece for
several students and faculty members.
I feel that this edition may have
included some “false pretenses” as
far as advertising student life here at
Upon flipping through the pages, I
was amazed to find out that the
majority of the dominant and less
dominant pictures were of white
people. Sure, we may be “committed
to equality of educational opportuni
ty,” but 1 feel that by filling our pages
with whites when we are a predomin
antly black institution may lead our
readers to assume misleading informa
I feel that we should have put more
time into our catalog trying to show
our readers the true Winston-Salem
State University. Let us show them the
true unity, student life, and happiness
that we students here at Old S.U.
have. We, as Rams, are proud of our
history and have great plans for an
even better future. In the 83-85 edition
of our catalog, let us become more
realistic about our great institution,
Freshman Class Vice President
of Winston-Salem State University
Columbia Scholastic Press
Published monthly by the students of Winston-Salem State University,
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27110. Telephone 761-2118. Distributed free of charge
to the students, faculty, and staff of Winston-Salem State University. Editor-
Percy Johnson; Assignment Editor-Janet Martin; Sports Editor-Malcolm
Pharr; Layout Editor-Ralph McKnigth; Advertising Manager-Marian Ander
son; Staff-Ursula Brown, Michael Hampton, Crystal Brown, Daphnie Lind
say, Anthony Taylor, Greg Jones, Cynthia McPhail, Diona McCants, Eric
Pearson; Advisors-Ms. Felecia Jones and Ms. Marilyn Roseboro.