I : h • . ^ I-r', f''n\ pn-1^ Winston-Sal«m State Univenlly February 1997 'M NEWS BRIEFS Jobs For the Next Decade SPECIAL REPORT Whether you're just out of college or looking to change careers, these fields might be good to consider: chemical engineering ( as environmental concerns have grown), genetic research, physical therapy, health law, animators, on-line content developers and technical writers. The telecommunications industry is expected to add 1.4 million jobs by 2003. By the same year, computer engineering jobs, particularly business software designers, are expected to increase by 90 percent. Nearly 40 percent growth is projected for financial planners and brokers by 2005. Leadership page 2 Le Cerde Francais page 4 Valentine's Greetings page 6 Carter Woodson page/ Vibes page 9 Nelson & Broadnax page 11 Fashion Police page 13 Poetry Corner page15 Did You Know.... The Nicholas Brothers, Fayard and Harold, were a featured act on the white vaudeville circuit? In the 30s their acrobatic tap dancing delighted audiences at New York’s Cotton Club. They were also a big hit in Paris. ”OJ” Found Liable in Civil Court Special Report A civil jury found O. J. Simpson liable for the slabbing deaths of his ex- wife and her friend at 3:45 P.M. (Pacific Standard Time), on February 4. However, the reading of the verdict was delayed more than three hours to allow the attorneys and family members to get to the courthouse. Ironically, on the East Coast, President William Clinton was preparing to give his Stale of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. The jury ordered Simpson to pay $8.5 million in compensatory damages to the Goldman family. On February 6, the jury would decide whether to award more money in punitive damages. The S8.5 million represented the value of Goldman's funeral and the loss of Goldman's companionship to his parents. Nicole Brown Simpson’s family did not seek compensatory damages. The 12 jurors, six men and six women, most of whom were white, were unanimous on all counts in blaming Simpson for the June 12, 1994, deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. They used the lesser standard of "preponderance of evidence" rather than "beyond a reasonable doubt," in making their decision. In an interview on MSNBC, Alan Dershowitz, former Simpson lawyer, said Simpson has to appeal this decision - if he feels this was an unfair process; if he doesn't feel justice was served. Locally, people were not as focused on this verdict as they were in the previous trial. Jonathan Warner, a Winston-Salem native said, "1 was sick of the O. J. Simpson trial. 1 am really glad it is over." Ericka Anderson, another Winston- Salem native said, "If he really didn't commit the murders, he really got a bad deal from the jury's verdict." Tuition Increase Planned For Fall BY SHARONDA WILCOX Enierlainment Editor Across the nation college students and their parents know that quite often universities raise the tuition. At Winston- Salem Slate University, for the fall 1997 semester, students will probably incur a $255 increase. This increase will go towards the athletic department, food services, technology fees and student activities fees. When tuition increases are proposed at WSSU, several boards and committees must discuss the proposal. Plans are first discussed with the student organizations such as SGA, then the issue is discussed and brought to the attention of the Board of Trustees which submits the tutition increase proposal to the UNC Board of Governors who approve all fee increases except for Food Services. In a recent interview, Fred Burke, vice chancellor of Business Affairs discussed how the $255 increase will be distributed throughout the university. “Our athletic department is suffering and we have been trying for the past couple of years to upgrade it. Our athletic fee is one of the lowest in the state along with UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. Slate University,” explained Burke. “ The money that will be set aside for the athletic department will go towards scholarships also. We also would like to upgrade the computer systems and have the labs open longer hours and have more personnel,” staled Burke. Another concern many students have is that there are very few activities on campus, especially over the weekend! The added increase in money will go towards the planning of more recreational and cultural activities lo take place in the Thompson Center. Fifty dollars of the increase will go towards the student activity fee because the Thompson Center is open longer and requires more personnel to staff activities that take place in the building. These arc the current tuition fees WSSU students are paying : Tuition-Undergraduate Fees: $365 Health Service Fees: $68 Insurance Fees: $35 Student Activity Fees: $119 Athletic Fees: $75 Campus Center Fees: $57.50 Educational and Tech. Fees: $22.50 Food Service Fees: $730 *Room and Board Fees: Traditional - $1,632.50 Suite - $1,825 Apartinent- $1,243.50 The plans for the tuition increase are set to go into effect in the fall if approved. A meeting will be held this month to further discuss the increase.