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PAGE 4 — THE DECREE — DECEMBER 5,1986
SITE OF INTRUSION — WTVD Reporter Denise James speaks with a host of NC-
WC students outside Edgecombe Hall, where the Peeping Tom was first seen on
campus. (Photo by Johnny Francis.)
Rules against drinking enforced
By PAM HIGGINS
Pop, fizz, gulp-gulp-gulp, one
more down the hatch. It's the
weekend once more and tliere's noth
ing to do except sit around with some
friends, (the one's that are still here).
Of course, "Miami Vice" comes on,
but what else is there to do but have
At the beginning of the year it
was a lot easier to get away with
drinking, even though as of Sept. 1
the age went up to 21 for any alco
holic beverages. Although the age
went up, underaged students were still
able to drink.
This is no longer the case. Forget
secondary cups, drinking in your
rooms, and having bon-fires with
alcohol, forget it all because it is
now prohibited. This is all stated in
the handbook, but is being now
enforced as a result of recent incidents
which occurred on campus. Bath
rooms being torn up, screens being
ripped, and overall destruction of the
residence halls were the incidents of
vandalism which led to the new,
stricter, enforcement of the college
According to Dr. Carleton Mc-
Kita, Dean of Student Life, alcoholic
beverages to underaged students on
campus are prohibited. McKita feels
that "Student Life always walks on a
narrow ledge and it's up to the
students to be responsible to handle
freedom, when they don't the other
side of the ledge has to set up
regulations and to make decisions."
"In the months of September thru
October, there was a total of 19 code
of conduct violations in which the
majority had been related to the abuse
Special Library Hours
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m
8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m,-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 24-Jan. 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
of alcohol, " says Mckita. Also, in
the first 11 days of November there
were 17 code of conduct violations
serious enough to reach McKita's of
McKita also feels "it is the only
way to control the students since we
are held liable for any lawsuits
pertaining to the school."
On the other hand, McKita knows
"there aren't many places to go in
Rocky Mount and this is part of the
problem with on campus drinking."
Pam Wooten, RA at North Hall
on the third floor, says, "If you're
basically quiet and stay in your
rooms we won't invade your privacy,
but when you have no consideration
for others and are unruly, we have the
power to write you up." Wooten
added that, "we will enforce both the
rules that McKita stated and what the
student handbook says."
A sophomore at Wesleyan, who
wished to remain anonymous thinks
that "there is absolutely nothing to
do on the weekends and an occasional
beer with some friends seems to be
no harm, so why are we being treated
like little kids, when they should be
looking for the real troublemakers.
This will only make us rebel more
than we already do?The new enforced
so-called rule is not going to stop us
from drinking and having fun when
we're not doing anything to bother
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initially (from parents)" following
coverage of the story by Channel 11,
Channel 9 and the Raleigh News and
Observer. He has sent a letter to the
parents of all female residents which
explains the actions the college has
taken and is taking to apprehend the
McKita said the Nash County
Sheriffs Office believes that the
peeper is a Rocky Mount resident,
but the eyewitnesses have not been
able to pick the individual out of a
Prior to the incident on the
evening of the 19th, the women on
the second floor of North Dormitory
sighted the peeper in their dorm on
Nov. 10. Sharon Ward, a student,
described the intruder as a white male
witli blond hair, wearing blue sweat
pants and an undistinguished shirt.
"I thought he was someone's
boyfriend or brother," said Ward. I
told him he wasn't supposed to be on
the hall that early. He just shrugged
his shoulders and said, 'Oh,' and
headed down the stairs."
A few minutes later at 7:25 a.m.,
residents were alarmed by screams
coming from the area. "I thought of
him as soon as I heard them scream,"
said Ward. "I ran to see if the girls
were okay. Karyn Parker and I heard
him running down the steps. We
followed him in order to try to
identify his car. He drove away in a
gold Toyota Tercel hatchback. It was
either an '82 or '83 model."
Another student, Sheila Schonen-
berger, was one of the young women
who was frightened by the intruder
when he opened her shower curtain.
"I heard Melanie give a yell in the
shower next to me, but I thought it
was because of the cold water," said
Ms. Schonenberger. "The next thing
I heard was my shower curtain being
pulled back and there he was
exposing himself. I grabbed the
curtain and started screaming; that's
when he ran away." Schonenberger
said she had also seen the intruder
peeping around the comer of the hall
way before she entered the shower.
"Some residents are too willing to
trust people," said resident assistant
Kim Huskins. "They just assumed
that it was acceptable for him to be
here, and there is no reason for that
assumption. That really upsets me, "
she said. "No male relatives are
allowed to stay in the girl's dorms,,
so it would have had to have been a
student, or as in his case, an outsider.
They should have let me or another
R.A. know of his presence as soor.
as they saw him."
Ms. Huskins said "many of the
girls are having friends act as look
outs in the hallway when they are
showering, and they are generally
being more cautious in an attempt i
avoid further incidents."
Rohan Naraine. Director of Secu^
ity, refused to comment on anv
questions regarding this incident o.
McKita noted, "The major thing
being done to heighten security is to
keep the doors locked until 9:30 a.m.
We are working very closely with th?
Nash County Sheriffs Department
and the Rocky Mount Police.
Department. Through the descrip
tions given to us by the girls and the
work of the security department, W'
have vehicle identification and the
names of two suspects — neither has
any relationship to the college. Th'
dorms are under surveillance, and o.
best hope is that he will come back
and try to enter another dorm. Thc,i
we will catch him."
The ability of campus security
catch the intruder upon his return was
questioned by the students because o'' ■
the slow response time of campu'
security during the first inciden
McKita's response to this concer
was, "I don't have any knowledge c
that. One consequence of increasc,
enrollment is that we don't kno>
each other as well as we used to
therefore, we should question tl
presence of any stranger."
Salary scale adopted ^
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next year we can begin to address pr ,
per recognition for seniority," FritiT\ij
Only the faculty has an est
blished minimum pay scale. It is n"
certain if the administration will a
be getting a salary scale. Howev"
Dr. Fritz stated, "The Board of Trus
tees approved funds for a cost of liv
Acting President Fritz added," W ,
are very pleased by the action of ^
Board of Trustees, and I think whuT]
our salaries at Wesleyan remain m
est, I believe this is an importan :
Activities planned for spring semester
Jan. 17 Welcome Back Dance (Video Dance and Light Show) after UNC-G
men's basketball game
Jan. 31 Wesleyan Winter Ball — Carlton House (semi-formal to formal
Feb. 6-8 Skiing Trip
Feb. 14 Valentine's Dance
Feb. 27 Rocky Horror Picture Show — Cafe
Mar. 6-15 Midterm Break — Student Trip Over Spring Break
Mar. 16 St. Patty’s Day Party
April 3-5 White Water Rafting Trip
April 6-11 Spring Fling — Airband Contest, Pig Pickin, Dance, Mudfest
April 24 Jim Barber, ventriloquist and comedian