North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. 8, NO. 9
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Vote backs
SGA plan
for breaks
SETTING THE TONE —L. Richardson Preyer, retired U.S. Congressman, presents keynote
address at last week’s opening of the Wesleyan Symposium. The two-day event this year focused on
the nature of justice. (Photo by Beth Sherrard.)
Symposium puts spotlight
on various views of justice
North Carolina Wesleyan’s
annual Symposium, this year on
ihe nature of justice, was success
fully carried out and well received
over a full two days of topics last
The symposium opened on
Tuesday with the keynote address
given by retired U.S. Congress-
Although he did not receive a
positive recommendation from
Dean Charles Bennett, Dr.
Charles Creegan did receive ten
ure with promotion to Associate
Professor of Philosophy.
The Board of Trustees made
the final decision Feb. 12 upon
the advice of President Les Gar
ner and the board’s education
man Richardson Preyer. He was
introduced by NCWC Vice Presi
dent for Development Tim
McDowell, a former member of
the N.C. General Assembly.
Preyer, who headed the House
investigations on the President
Kennedy and Martin Luther King,
Jr. assassinations, agreed to spe^
a litde on those experiences as
well as on the topic, “Justice in
Creegan’s application for ten
ure caused controversy when he
received the unanimous backing
of the Faculty Personnel and Ten
ure Committee, as well as the sup
port of Divisional Chair Paul
deGategno, yet failed to get sup
port from Bennett. Bennett gave
a negative recommendation, cit
ing that Creegan’s teaching skills
are inadequate.
According to Bennett, his de
cision was reached by examining
the Legislature.”
Preyer pointed out that
“progress is evolutionary, not
revolutionary.” He said the rea
son he believes our government
is the most stable is because it is
“maddingly inefficient.” Preyer
noted that a government must
have credibility and that people
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“all evidence available, including
records of all years (Creegan) has
been here as well as interviews.”
Although student reports from
Creegan’s classes were consid
ered, Bennett added, “Students
have not been any direct part of
the process.”
The fact that Bennett contra
dicted the unanimous finding of
a faculty committee was seen by
some as an attempt to undermine
faculty authority. Bennett re-
Students turned out in large
numbers to voice their opinions
Wednesday as the Student Gov
ernment Association held a refer
endum on the 1993-94 Academic
The ballot presented to stu
dents included three options:
1. Keep the same type of
schedule the college now follows:
Fall semester witli a four-day mid
semester break and a five-day
Thanksgiving Break. Spring se
mester with a one-week Spring
Break at mid-semester and a four-
day Easter Break.
2. A proposal by Dean Charles
Bennett: Fall semester with a one-
week Thanksgiving break that
occurs after 12 weeks of classes.
Spring semester with a one-week
break over Easter that occurs af
ter 11 weeks of classes.
3. An SGA proposal; Fall se
mester with a three-day mid-se
mester break and a one-week
Thanksgiving Break. Spring se
mester with a one-week Spring
Break at mid-semester and a
three-day Easter Break, four days
if possible.
The results of the referendum
were encouraging for the SGA.
sponded by saying, “The faculty
has only one power — recom
mendation. It does not have the
power to decide.”
He went on to maintain,
“There is never an agreement. The
purpose of the process is to en
sure that different points of view
are represented.”
The controversy over
Creegan’s application for tenure
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Students voted 56 percent in fa
vor of the SGA proposal, 40 per
cent to keep things the same, and
only four percent in favor of Dean
Bennett’s proposal.
SGA President Judy Boyd said
she was “very pleased at the turn
out.” She felt it was commend
able that students took the time to
consider the proposals, noting, “It
shows increase in the aware
ness of students to issues on cam
pus.” She also attributed the high
turnout to the fact that voting was
offered in two locations, the
Braswell Lobby and the Hardee’s
Student Union.
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SGA awards grant
The SGA Senate recently
voted to grant the Athletic
Department $2,500 towards
the purchase of used Nauti
lus equipment from the
Schedule change loses
The faculty has voted
down Dean Charles Ben
nett’s proposal to change the
class schedule for the 1993-
94 academic year to 50-
minute class periods. The
schedule will remain the
Jazz program added
Community volunteer
Jerry Savage of Rocky
Mount has joined WESQ
with a four-hour jazz pro
gram on Sundays from 3-7
p.m. Savage has produced a
jazz program on WVSP. His
program doubles the num
ber of hours of broadcasting
for WESQ’s Sunday sched
Trustees grant tenure to Creegan

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