Vol. 2. No. 6
Meredith College, Raleigh. NC 27611
The Board of Trustees represent Meredith
on campus and off
by Martha Ann Brawley
The Board of Trustees at Meredith Col
lege is an integral part of the College. It
makes decisions on behalf of the College
that will affect Meredith for years in the
future. According to Mr. Joe Baker, the
Vice-President of Administrative Affairs,
the value of a good board of trustees is
immeasurable and helps make a success
The Board is made up of thirty-six men
and women who represent Meredith
throughout North Carolina. They range
in occupation from ministers to busi
nessmen. Each member serves a term of
four years. After the fourth year, the
members may take one year off and then
become eligible for re-election. To be
elected to the Board of Trustees, one must
first be a North Carolinian and a member
of the Baptist Church. Most importantly,
one must be willing to work faithfully for
the benefit of Meredith College.
The Board of Trustees meets twice
yearly. It meets the last Fridays In Sep
tember and February. There are many
subcommittees and an executive commit
tee that meet at other times during the
year. The Executive Committee, which is
composed of eighteen to nineteen people,
including the Chairman and Vice-Chair
man along with the chairmen of ail the
subcommittees meet once a month. The
Executive Committee has the power to
act on behalf of the College as well as the
other board members.
The Board itself does not participate in
everyday business at Meredith. It sets
broad policy. The Board of Trustees is
who decides on new presidents and other
changes in the administration. They ap
prove tuition changes and financing for
special projects, such as the new art build
ing. The Board of Trustees plays an
important role in the life of Meredith and
directly affeas the life of every Meredith
Does Racial prejudice
exist at Mereditii?
by G. Michelle Baker
The Sociology club sponsored its first
program of the semester on Wednesday,
October 1. The meeting focused on racial
prejudice at Meredith College.
Members of ABA (Association for
Black Awareness) took part in the pro-
eram. eivine other students their oersoec- For examole. unon enteiiuuxJ^4Aef^>^^
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ies paid to professors are not competitive
enough. A third problem for some black
students at Meredith is with individual
prejudice among students, faculty and
staff. These are not necessarily blatant
words or actions, but signs of. prejudice,
Carl Rosen entertains the Meredtth campus during the recent lunch held on the
lake. (Photo by Jennifer Horton)
been successful and have Had some posi
tive experiences here, they admit that
there have been struggles along the way,
and there is still a need for much improve
ment to make life for blacks at Meredith
what it should be.
One way Meredith could help is to con
centrate on recruiting udents.more black
St Perhaps having a black woman who
attended Meredith to talk with those pre
paring for college was one sugg«tion.
Also, more information on financial aid
would make Meredith appealing to more
young black women who would otherwise
find Meredith loo expensive.
Secondly, there is a great need at Mere
dith for black role models — professors
and administrators. Some departments
have tried to recruit black professors, but
they either found few blacks with Ph.D.’s
in their field, or they had trouble getting
and keeping the ones they did find.
This is partly due to the nationwide
high demand for blacks with Ph.D.’s.
Also, some ABA members said the salar-
automatically housed together, although
they have nothing else in common. Both
situations cause problems. Blacks must
also combat stereotypes and labels from
whites who have had limited experiences
with blacks and who base their attitudes
on these narrow experiences.
Changing set attitudes toward blacks
and proving themselves equal is probably
the most difficult problem for black stu
dents at Meredith, according to one ABA
member. The Sociology Club wants to
help them with this task. Several members
plan to join ABA and work coordinately
with the two clubs. Both clubs welcome
new members of all races who wish to join
them in the fight to make a difference, to
efSS6 prejudice, to promote student
awareness of racial issues here and abroad,
and to make the black experience at
Meredith College equal with that of oth
ers, as it is intended to be. For more
information about the clubs, contact Carey
Bunting (Soc. Club), Valerie McCray
(ABA), or Dr. Rhonda Zingraff (Soc.
On Student Life Committee; Listens to
How can a student express an idea or
problem concerning her experience at
mittee, a group of
administrators working WBfhw to im
prove the quality of life at Meredith.
Often students do not restae that tn^
have an outlet for the expression of their
^ and ideas in the S.L.C.
Since the first priority of the S. L.C. is to
serve members of the Meredith commun
ity, students should know how to make
the committee aware of their ideas, prob*
lems, or opinions about student life.
Paula Tomlinson, chair of the S.L.C.
said students should submit ideas or com
plaints for consideration in the form of a
written proposal to any member of the
The committee will then turn the pro
posal over to the appropriate subcommittw.
The subcommittee then researches the
proposal and makes a suggestion to the
entire committee based on their findings.
Through the S.L.C., everyone involved
at Meredith has a chance to be heard and
possibly make changes.
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