North Carolina Newspapers

    Meredith Herald
1891 -Honoring Our Heritage...Expanding Our Vision -1991
Volume VIII, Issue 21
March 26,1992
Raleigh, North Carolina
Meredith Gets
Find out what it's
by Hannah Simonds
In response to requests by
students for more social life
opportunities on campus,
SGA has designated April
10-12 as a weekend for fun
and opportunity here at
Meredith. The events of
April 10-12 are open to all
Meredith students, their
friends and families.
While plans are not yet
definite, Meredith’s organi
zations are working hard to
present several exciting ac
tivities. MRA is sponsoring
canoes and beach volleyball
at the lake on Saturday, while
MEA is providing a movie
Saturday night. MCA is
planning a special “Unwind
ing” Friday night in addition
to their Vespers Service on
Sunday morning. Palm Sun
day. RHB will be sponsor
ing “Open House” on Sun
day afternoon. Many of the
RA’s and dorm presidents
have volunteered to stay on
campus that weekend and
host your friends and fami
lies in the dorms. This will
be a great time to invite your
parents, brothers, sisters or
even that special someone.
While all plans are subject
to change, SGA is optomistic
about tlie boost this week
end will give to student life
on campus. So plan to stick
around April 10-12, as
Meredith Gets Campused!
Campus-wide election
speeches call for
involvement from
student body
by Amity Brown
Students filled half of Belk Dining
Hall for Campus-wide election
speeches which were held Monday,
March 23, with all but one office
running unopposed.
Jennifer Hartig, a junior running
for SGA president, and Mitchell
Brown, a junior running for Honor
Council Chair, spoke of the impor
tance of involvement at Meredith.
Hartig said, “I believe in student
government,” and Brown said, “a
more active role in student govern
ment, and a more active role in the
honor system.”
Juniors Katherine Ku and Melaine
Horae were running for MCA presi
dent, the only contested office. Both
offered their credentials in their
Many of the candidates stressed
the importance of having more par
ticipation in student government, and
many added that even though they
were running unopposed, they still
needed 51% of the vote.
The results are as follows:
SGA President—Jennifer Hartig
SGA Treasurer-Janna Morgan
Honor Council—Mitchell Brown
Elections Board Chair—Jill Barlow
SGA Secretary-Kathy White
RHB Chair-Karen Howell
Student Life Chair-Madelyn Jones
Residence Hall-Blair Jones-Heil.
MCA President-Melanie Horae
MCA Vice-President-Allison
MEA President-Sherrie Lane
MEA Vice-President-Kristey Arey
MRA President-Stephanie
MRA Vice-President-Dana
Chief College Marshall-Kimberly
Chief Student Advisor-Dawnyelle
Possible ban of alcoholic
containers generates discussion
at SGA Open Forum
by Tracey Rawls
On Thursday, March 19,
SGA held an Open Forum in
Kresge Auditorium. Ann
Hiott, SGA president, presided
over the forum.
Many issues were discussed;
however, SGA’s proposal for
banning alcoholic beverage
containers generated the most
response from the audience.
Student comments tended to
show that many are opposed to
the proposal.
Several see this proposal as
another way to restrict students,
saying it would be a useless
rule that students might rebel
against. Some pointed out that
even if this proposal is enacted,
Meredith cannot deny that
people drink and Meredith can
not separate us from the real
world. One student said,”How
is this one rule going to make a
difference since Meredith can
not change influenced that we
see off-campus?”
Hiott explained the rationale
behind the proposal. She said
that since drinking is not al
lowed on campus, alcoholic
beverage containers should not
be on campus. She encour
aged everyone to talk to her
class senator, anyone on the
Student Life Committee or
SGA and let them know how
she feels about the proposal.
She also pointed out that min
utes from Senate, Student Life
Committee and SGA meetings
are available to students. Also,
many meetings of these orga
nizations are open to students.
Publicity also seemed to be a
concern of students because
students are not longer able to
post fliers on the doors in build
ings due to fire laws. Students
commented that they need one
central location to post fliers
ofinterestto all students. Some
ideas were using MCTV to
announce events, an electronic
message board and a televi
sion in the cafeteria that would
broadcast MCTV.
Parking on campus on the
weekends was also discussed.
Students expressed a concern
about receiving parking tick
ets on the weekend. Students
also said that trash cans are
needed in the new parking lot.
Student Life Committee briefly
discussed their proposal about
visitor parking.
Many students are also con
cerned about overlapping cal
endar events and the tack of
participation among students.
Other topics that were dis
cussed were “Meredith Gets
Campused,” the name change
for LeGreenhouse, and plans
for remodeling the dining hall
and International House.

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