Vol. XXI, No. 2
Winston-Salem State University
March for Black
By Sam Davis
Students at WSSU showed their
support of Black College Day by
turning out in mass for a march
and rally on the campus Wednes
day, September 26. Chanting
“Save Black Colleges” and “I’m
so glad I go to a Black school,”
the students marched off campus
to show the community their con
cern for keeping WSSU a
predominantly black university.
The WSSU band, along with
Student Government Association
(SGA) president Karl Menefee
led the march. Once back on
campus, marchers stopped in
front of Carolina Hall, where a
podium was assembled to accom
modate the speaker for the day,
Alderman Larry Little.
Little, an alumnus of WSSU
gave an inspiring speech to the
crowd of approximately 450. He
began by thanking the SGA of
WSSU for inviting him to deliver
a message at the observance.
“It’s an honor to talk to you
brothers and sisters about saving
black colleges,” Little said. “The
vast majority of blacks with col
lege degrees obtained them from
black colleges. Indeed, if there
were no black colleges, many
blacks would not hold college
Recounting experiences at
WSSU, Little said students at the
university should challenge their
instructors to teach them things
that are relevant to the black
community. “What you learn in
college is very important,” Little
said, “the motto of Winston-
Salem State is enter to learn...
depart to serve,” he said. “The
question you must ask yourselves
is, what are you learning and who
will you serve.”
Little also praised the WSSU
student government for organiz
ing the march. “Some people say
that marching is obsolete,” he
said. “But marches are still rele
vant today. We must continue to
march to dramatize our concerns
Students and faculty members
attending the march and rally set
the mood for the day by singing
and chanting, prior to Little’s
speech. Reginald McKaskill,
SGA vice-president, led the
crowd in songs “We Shall Over
come,” and “Reach Out and
Touch Somebody’s Hand.” The
audience held hands and swayed
from side to side as they sang the'
Continued to P. 5
Karlton Watson, WSSU starting quarterback has led the Rams to a 3-1 record thus
far. Watson has surprised opposing teams with his running ability this season.
Related story, p. Keith Hilliard photo
Low Salaries Upset
by William Pass
Dr. Elwanda Ingram, an associate pro
fessor of English at Winston-Salem State
University, is one of many faculty
members who are concerned about low
salaries among staff members at WSSU.
According to her figures, sixty-four faculty
members responded to a survey given con
cerning their salaries.
Dr. Ingram feels the salaries should be
based on the amount of education each
faculty member has received. She also
points out that of the sixteen state sup
ported schools, Winston-Salem State has
the lowest paid faculty. The average
salary for staff members with a Master’s
Degree average less than $12,000 a year
while those holding a Doctor’s Degree
average less than $30,000 per year.
The issue involving Mike Montgomery
has many people asking the question “how
did he get paid $39,000 a year without hav
ing a Bachelor’s Degree.” Many also
believe Montgomery should be forced
to pay the school back a years’ salary
since he didn’t earn it truthfully.
The first five questions on the survey
were concerned with the fairness of
salaries. After spending much time and
money to receive a Doctor’s Degree, Dr.
Ingram believes her income should be in
creased to reflect her terminal degree.
There were other issues about the
university system which concerned Dr. In
gram. The traffic bumps, delay of issuing
contracts, unprofessional manner some
faculty members are treated, failure to
establish and adhere to higher academic
standards, heating and cooling systems on
campus, and the mandatory attendance
are also some of her major concerns.
Even though there is much confusion
concerning salary, Dr. Ingram feels that,
along with the other issues of concern on
campus will eventually be corrected.
IN THIS ISSUE
Students Speak Out On Mandatory Class Attendance..P. 4
Editorials P. 8
Union Stops Rams P. 12
People In The News P. 14
WSNC FM, Off and Running P. 17
Crossword Puzzle P. 19
Director Leaves Post
By Sam Davis
W.S.S.U. alumni relations
director Winslow Lowery has
resigned. Lowery, who has head
ed the department since 1975
stepped down from his position
Chancellor H. Douglas Cov
ington said he would look to the
alumni association to recom
mend a replacement for Lowery.
“We’ll consider anyone they
recommend,” Covington said.
Lowery’s office was in the
ALumni building and Lowery
was employed by the W.S.S.U.
Alumni Association rather than
the university itself.
Ms. Marilyn Roseboro, director
of Public Relations, says the
public relations office will handle
the unmediate affairs until a suc
cessor to Lowery is named.
“We’re serving in an assisting
capacity since Homecoming is so
near,” she says.