North Carolina Newspapers

    Monday, February 12, 1973
TH€ SALtMITB
Page Seven
ACT NOW
Dear Congressman:
Please take action to save the Youth Fares and Discount Fares which have recently been
abolished by the Civil Aeronautics Board.
I would appreciate it if you would also write the CAB and request that they delay enforcement
of this decision until Congress has an opportunity to act on this important question.
Some 5-million students traveled using this discount fare in the past year. This contributed
over $400-million to cover fixed costs of the airlines. These car^'iers can be presumed to have
a full grasp of the marketing considerations involved and are, at least, as interested as the
CAB in dropping any useless discount fares. Yet, an overwhelming majority of the airlines who
participated in the CAB investigation are in favor of these fares.
Millions of students have purchased their Youth Fare identification cards with the belief that
the cards would be valid until their 22nd birthday. Now the cards are being abruptly cut off by
the CAB'S decision.
As one of millions of young voters, I respectfully request that you act to pass legislation that
will allow the CAB to discriminate on the basis of age by keeping Youth Fares. I will be anxiously
awaiting the results of the coming legislation concerning this matter.
Here’s New Puzzle
Mail to:
(signature]
(address]
CRADF
(Coalition To Retain Air Discount Fares]
413 East Capitol Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003 (city, state & zip]
Co-Sponsors
The National Student Lobby and Continental Marketing Corporation
Old Dominion Replaces
Traditional Requirements
ACROSS
1. Fastened Together
Periods of Luck
End of Saying
8.
15.
16. Snood
Norfolk, Va. - (I.P.) - Revi
sions in the curriculum of Old
Dominion University have been
passed by the ODU University
Senate to replace the traditional
curriculum Aat has been at the
institution since its inception.
The revisions go into effect Au
gust, 1973.
As stated in the final report
of the University Senate Com
mittee on Curriculum and In
struction, the need for revision
was made clear as “student re
actions indicate that the present
curriculum has ceased to be a
meaningful and stimulating edu
cational experience. While the
last decade has witnessed con
siderable innovation in higher ed
ucation in curricula matters,
ODU has not undertaken a com
prehensive review of its degree
requirements.”
The committee determined
that its recommendations con
cerning degree requirements
should achieve four goals: “to
respond to student complaints
that so much of their time is
occupied in fulfilling distribution
requirements that they only be
latedly move into (upper) level
courses, levels at which much of
a university education may be
said to begin.”
The other goals: “to main
tain the commitment to the idea
that a truly educated (person)
must have a broad understand
ing of the thinking and expres
sion characteristic of a nurhber
of different areas; to provide a
vehicle which responds to the
need to stimulate students and
encourage their interest: (and)
to stimulate the development of
new courses and new approaches
to teaching and learning.”
In revising the University’s
distribution requirements (those
courses required of all undergra
duates), the committee elected
to establish five areas of study
and set the number of credit
hours to be required in each.
The areas are Humanistic Stu
dies (she hours in the arts, liter
ature, foreign language, philoso
phy, etc.), Social Studies (six
hours in economics, geography,
history , political science, psycho
logy, sociology, etc.), English
Composition (three hours in ba
sic composition), and Methodo
logy and/or Communication
(sixhours in quantitative science,
computer programming, speech,
tests and measurements, etc.).
Realizing that these distribu
tion requirements make up only
a small percentage of the over-all
curriculum, the committee s re
port continued with provisions
for revising the balance by sta
ting, “It is assumed that this
plan will stimulate a reconsidera
tion of prerequisites in every de
partment and lead to a univer
sity-wide revision in courses and
curriculum.”
The committee recommends
that in all areas new courses be
developed for non-majors. Such
courses might include Violence
in American Life,’ ‘The Federal
Budget,’ ‘Marx and the New
Left,’ ‘Shakespeare for the
Twentieth Century Reader’ and
The Concept of Man and the
World in Western Thought.’
The report’s conclusion was
modest. “The establishment of
the minimum degree require
ments of 29 hours creates many
opportunities for students. All
students should benefit, but of
course the better students will
benefit most because they will
take the best advantage of the
added flexibility in the (policy).”
Ralph M. Rotty, chairman of
the committee and dean of the
School of Engineering, explored
in further detail the ramifica
tions of and the philosophy be
hind the curriculum revisions
with an attitude of cautious op
timism.
“If the spirit of the philoso
phy behind (the revisions) is
caught, then it can be tremen
dously innovative. If the subtle
ties aren’t all caught by a fair
portion of those concerned, then
it’s going to be more in the realm
of mildly innovative.”
Initial response. to the revis
ions has been mbced, said Rotty,
with solid support coming from
students, upper-level administra
tors, a few academic deans, and
some faculty. Opponents of the
revisions included some middle-
level administrators, the balance
of the academic deans, and a mi
nority of the faculty. The major
ity of the faculty did not register
comment one way or the other.
17. "Lady Good”
18. Mop
19. Judge
20. Adjectival Suffix
22. Rigorous
24, Palm Drink
25. Spfing
27. Sets Dog Upon
28. Victory
29. Sex Expert Havelock
31. French Condiment
32. Metallic Sound
34. Influence
36. Replenish Battery
38. Lion's Noise
40. Litigation
41, Careful
45, West Point Freshmen
49. Foreigner
50. Extinct Bird
52. Foolish
53. Sick
54. Murders
56. Slant
57, Ridge of Sand
59, Make Beloved
61, Illuminated
62. Paid No Attention to
64. Scottish Kiss
66. Six
67. Every (2 wds.)
68. Surfing Feat (2 wds.)
70. Thin
71. Driving Away
DOWN
1. Celebration
2. By lAlone
3. Brightness
4. Greek Letter (pi.)
5. Pulls
6. Political Regions (Fr.)
7. Scattered Remains
8. Metal Restrainers
9. Fruit Pies
10. Tease
11. Island Country (Poet.)
12. Peace-loving
13. Retaining
14. Peculiar
21. Nelson
23. Cold Drink
26. Perforate
30. Hold in Contempt
32. Mexican Food
33. Hidden
35. Scottish Digit
37, Drinking Container
39. Aid to Recollection
41. Creameries
42. Unlawful
43. ijuiet
44. Related
46. Empty Boat of Water
47. Make Interesting
48. Background
51. Hebrew Letter (pi.
54. N.H. Resort City
55. Wife of Abraham
58. Dry Windi Var.
60. Gambling Resort
63. Stick
65. Self
69. Note of Scale
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