The Salemite March 4,1993 Clewell: TheBest of Two Worlds The Old,,. by Meredith SneUings and Deana • /-.I A mural was discovered m Cle- weU’s basement as the renovation workers peeled away the layers that had hidden it away for years. It has been discussed that the mural be tom down but Salem can not let that hap pen. The mural portrays several women of various personahties en compassing the Salem women of their day. What is so intriguing about the mural? Although it is not a great masterpiece, the mural reflects a unique era in Salem’s history. It has been estimated that it was painted between 1963 and 1967. History is like a river continually flowing. The mural cuts out a path of the river — a iribulatory in time when life was a little simpler, but similar to ours lii several ways. These similarities are what unite Salem women of today with the women on the wall. Today’s Salem also includes stress balls, tomboys, fraternity sweethearts, primadonnas and religious students. However, the differences between y the mural women and Salem students of today is our world. They lived in a world of limited options. To become a doctor, lawyer, or politician were not unattainable goals, but they were not often sought after goals. To say that the S alem women of 30 years past were less academic than we are would be a gross untmth. The feministmovement is a double- ri edged sword. Our foresisters sought equality in the work force and, to a de gree, achieved this equality. Today’s woman... she has come a long way. Proof of this is the mural. Today, if students were to construct a mural of life at Salem, it would in clude a much more diverse group. There would be students of varied socioeconomic, and racial back grounds. One would find students with a great range of academic inter ests. Perhaps Salem once was a place for wealthy white students, but today she is home to a student body growing m divCTsity. Today’s woman...she has come a long way, but she has a long road ^adofher. The batde for equality in the Workforce is stiU not won. In •he years to come, Salem students will learn to balance careers and families ®d to minimize stress as they do so. Tt^y s Woman must live actively in Ws world, but appreciate the world ozenby the five women in the mural. "There is great significance in the mural Wall. It reflects past percep tions of Salem. There is a strong sense of connection between the sis ters on the Wall and thp onlookers of ...And the New... by Kristan Majors For those on campus who are dying with curiosity, here is the Clewell update! The dorm will feature the latest in modem “necessities”: cable hook up, anti-scald hardware for the show ers (the end of the infamous surprise attacks), new vanities and mirrors, and laundry rooms on each floor. The color scheme selected for the lobbies and hallways will be varying shades of mauve. The layout for the rooms will be either suites, two double occupancy rooms on each side of a common room, or singles. Approximately ten rooms will be singles and thirty suites. AH of the rooms have lavatories, two closets, cable hook-up, and computer hook-ups that tap into the main frame of the liln-ary. The three stories of Clewell will serve as a dormitory while the base ment will house several student gov ernment offices and a large commu nity room. Completion of Clewell is set for the first week in June. So, until then, be patient because it will be worth the wait! Thanks to Mr. Howard Spry, Plant Director, for the scoop on CleweU! NEWSFLASH: Beginning the 22nd of February, the street between Sisters and South will be blocked off. A transformer vault for Cle well must be installed to com pensate for the extra power that Clewell will need to op erate. Watch out for heavy machinery and make plans to re-route for at least two weeks. this mural. It erases time, bringing Salem students of aU generations closer together as they feel the sister hood Salem provides. Even though the mural is not sig nificant to the construction workers, Salem women can be confident th^ their past sisters captured their feel ings on a wall to share them wiA future sisters. Because of this, the mural should be saved and iUustra- tions of present Ufe at Salem should be added to the mural. The wall will be a living time cap- sule demonstrating that even though times are changing, the sisterhood of Salem keeps her students muted. Presidential and Rondthaler Awards To be Given in Spring of 1993 submitted by Mary Ann Davb, Alumnae vided by the Alumnae submitted by Mary Ann Davb, Chairman of Salem Alumnae Asso ciation Scholarship and Awards ^°”F^e^atherine B. Rondth^er awards wiU be given again this spring by the Salem Alumnae AssociaUon during the annual Honors Convoca- tion. „ . The awards are given for creauve expression” in the areas of art, chore ography, music composition, poetry, and prose. All degree candidates at Salem may enter. The Alumnae Associationmges all students, regard less of major, to enter any category. The deadline for entries in all fields will be Friday, April 16,1993. The Rondthaler awards were es- tabUshedinl951 and were named for the wife of Salem’s 12th president. Off campus judges will select the winning entries. The President’s Prizes, also pro vided by the Alumnae Association, were established in 1958 to honor Dr. Dale Gramley, the 13th president of Salem. These awards recognize high academic achievement for work in freshman English and the academic majors. An award is also given at Opaiing Convocation in the fall to the freshmen and the junior with the highest quality grade point average, provided she returns for the academic year immediately foUowing.