North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. 8, NO. 2
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2,1992
Derrick
to leave
next fall
By KIMBERLY CURSEEN
Pamela W. Derrick, Dean of
Student Life at North Carolina
Wesleyan, is leaving next fall to
join her husband in northern Vir
ginia.
Her husband recently accepted
a position at a Washington, D.C.-
based bank and will also attend
graduate school at George Wash
ington University.
Dean Derrick, feeling that it is
time to “move on,” will pursue
her doctorate in Counseling
Higher Education. Her replace
ment is not yet known.
Derrick first came to North
Carolina Wesleyan in August,
1985, as a graduate of the Uni
versity of Alabama. Her first po
sition was as Director of Housing
and as a Resident Director. After
a year. Derrick was promoted to
full-time Director of Housing and
Resident Life.
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Wesleyan faculty
votes to end WPE
DEAN PAM DERRICK
By CECILIA LYNN CASEY
The Wesleyan College faculty
voted overwhelmingly last week
to eliminate the Writing Profi
ciency Exam.
Dean Charles Bennett said the
exam was no longer needed be
cause Wesleyan has moved to be
come a more “writing intensive
college.”
“There was some discussion
about the WPE, but that was more
on what the college is and should
be doing now that the WPE is
gone,” he said. “We did not want
the elimination of the WPE seen
as the college no longer caring
about quality writing. No one
wanted to keep the WPE, which
presented the problem of how do
we keep irom sending the wrong
signal?
“One of the ways to combat
the wrong signal is to implement
not only writing intensive classes
but a writing intensive college,”
he said. “Many sophomores and
upperclassmen might have no
ticed the new emphasis on writ
ing in most of their classes, which
is one good way to help smdents
learn to write well and keep their
skiUs sharp.”
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Lecture to defend Anne Frank^s diary
Because the authenticity of
The Diary of Anne Frank has been
increasingly attacked by former
Nazi’s and “revisionists” who
deny both the gas chambers and
Hitler’s persecution of the Jews,
David J. Bamouw travels across
the ocean from the Netherlands
to proclaim its validity, and his
critical edition of the diary at
tempts to establish authenticity by
annotating every detail.
Bamouw will be on the cam
pus of North Carolina Wesleyan
College presenting his lecture,
“Anne Frank Denied? The Au
thenticity and Her Diary,” on
Monday at 11 a.m. in Leon
Russell Chapel.
After remaining in a “secret
annex” unobserved by the Nazis
for a couple of years, the Franks
and their hiding companions were
discovered, arrested, and deported
to concentration camps. Anne
died about seven months later in
Bergen-Belsen concentration
camp at the age of 15. Her diary
was written during her stay in the
annex in the Netherlands. Her fa
ther, Otto, was the only survivors
of the Holocaust fi’om the annex.
Having studied political sci
ence and modem history at the
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L.
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The final total
Happy volunteers hold up the final tally of $333,108
raised during the Sept. 18 “A Day for Wesleyan,” about
$2,100 more than last year. Chaired this year by Pat
Mauldin, hundreds of volunteers visited local business
and individuals during “A Day for Wesleyan” to secure
support for the college through pledges and investments.
    

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