North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume 13, Number 4
Winston-Salem State University
February, 1986
Chancellor Thompson Goes
To South Africa
by Debbie Harryman
Chancellor Thompson left WSSU
February 9 as part of a group of fourteen
other college presidents and chancellors
who will be visiting South Africa on a fact
finding mission sponsored by the U.S. State
Department. The group, which is known as
the South Africa Working Group, will be stu
dying the educational conditions of blacks in
South Africa and will make recommenda
tions to the State Department as to things
the government can do to support or im
prove educational opportunities for blacks.
In an interview before he left, Chancellor
Thompson outlined the main goals of the
trip:
“We will be talking with the Minister of
Education of South Africa and local
ministers in three or four of the towns in
South Africa. We will also be talking to
school principals, students, faculty and of
course they (governmental officials) have
included to so-called radical groups, to get
their reactions as to what they see as the im
proper educational programs provided for
them in South Africa.”
In additoin to these goals, Chancellor
Thompson said that SAWG will also be look
ing “for ways that we can use some of our
school people to assist them in redesigning
their programs. (We will) look at the
tines
Pre-advisement and Registration;
Excedrin Headache No. 1
By Melanie Beatly
and
Greg Strong
possibility of some of their students cOming
to some of our institutions.”
When asked if the group would make any
statement concerning the apartheid situa
tion while in South Africa, Chancellor
Thompson responded that “We are strictly
going for research into the educational pro
blems of blacks and will not make any state
ment while in South Africa on apartheid.”
However, the Chancellor did say that
SAWG had been invited to meet with Prime
Minister Thatcher at Number 10 Downing
Street on February 22 during which they
plan to release a brief statement on human
rights. Upon their return to the U.S. on
February 24, the group will present a
similar statement to the State Department.
The Chancellor was asked in what way
would he like to see students on campus
become involved in the issue of apartheid.
“I feel that no man is free until all men
are free and as long as there is segregation
in South Africa, we have a world problem. I
think students should be aware of this and I
suggest they write a letter expressing their
feelings to their congressmen from their
home district. I would like to see more
seminars on campus ... to enlighten
students about what is going on in South
Africa, I hope I am invited to give a seminar
when I come back.”
When most college students think of pre
registration, they think they will get most of
the classes that they have signed up for.
The students at Winston-Salem State
University feel a little different about pre
advisement. They feel that it is a hassle, a
waste of time, and some changes need to be
made. Students at WSSU participate in pre
advisement and don’t actually register for
classes until the beginning of the semester,
after paying their financial assessments.
Registration and pre-advisement time at
WSSU is a big headache for everyone.
Especially for the General Studies faculty
advisors who have to give 15 hours of their
already packed schedule during pre
advisement. Also other faculty members
have to spend two to four hours manning
course card stations during the actual
registration process. Other faculty
members give time working as departmen
tal advisors during these periods.
Often when students go to get course
cards classes are closed, and some classes
aren’t offered causing projected graduation
student to be postponed for a semester(s).
What kinds of changes need to be made to
help the pre-advisement and registration
process flow more smoothly here at WSSU?
These and other questions will be answered
in a special series of reports that will be
featured in the New Argus this semester.
Chancellor Thompson, faculty, staff and
students will be asked about what type of
changes might be made to the present
registrations process to make it flow
smoothly.
In this edition of the paper, WSSU
students were asked how they telt about
registration, pre-advisement and the
changes they felt needed to be made.
Debbie Smith, a senior, “feel the system
should be computerized.”
Cubie T. Sanford, a sophomore says, “Mr,
Odom should clarify the difference between
pre-registration and pre-advisement
because these events seem to cause a great
deal of confusion.”
Students still in General Studies sign up
for classes in the Communication Building
assuming that they are pre-registering but
they are only being pre-advised to be pre
advised, you can set up an appointment with
your advisor. With pre-advisement we, as
students, are guaranteed no classes.
“I feel that if the system was computeriz
ed it would be most rewarding to the
students and faculty. It’s quicker and
easier. No one is wasting their valuable
time. Students must also remember that
their fees must be paid before they can
register for classes,” continued Sanford.
David Austin, a senior, “feels that pre
advisement does not accomplish the pur
pose it was supposed to, which is to give the
students a chance to get the classes they
signed up for. Many other colleges are using
computerized systems and this should be
added into WSSU’s registration process.
The process as it is now, is repetitious and a
waste of time.”
These are just a few opinions of many on
the changes that should be made at
registration. Hopefully, this series of
reports will help and inform you more about
registration.
Co-ed Visitation
Begins At WSSU
By Pamela Murrell
The students of WSSU are now looking
forward to a new proposal in the dor
mitories, co-ed visitation. This new venture
will give male and female students a chance
to study and interact with one another on a
private basis.
In past years co-ed was established, but
due to the lack of students making an effort
to keep the program going and students not
abiding by the rules it fell through.
“When students put forth an effort they
can make things happen said, Cheryl Trout
man, director of Student Life, “It will de
pend on the students, if co-ed is successful
or unsuccessful.”
The tentative starting date for co-ed
visitation was set for Feburary 1, but due to
last minute preparation, it was postponed
until February 3.
The visitation hours are Monday-
Thursday, 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. and Friday-
Sunday, 5:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight. All
visitors must use front entrance of each ap-
poroved building and exit the same way. All
persons must be properly dressed during
visiting hours and leave their valid ID’s at
the desk as they sign in and out. Each host
or hostess will be called to escort his or her
guest to and from the lobby. Room door
may be closed, but not locked and each resi
dent is responsible for their guest actions.
Due to the physical arrangement of the
residence halls, no bathroom privileges can
be granted.
If any roommate objects to visitation,
it shall not occur on that day. There will be
absolutely no visiting in the hallway. Any
student failing to maintain reasonable and
improper behavior in the residence hall is
subject to disciplinary action. Any infrac
tion of these rules may result in suspension
from the university.
    

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