April 10,1992 page two Ground breaking ceremony to be held for Hubert Ledford Building Next Monday, April 13,1992, at 4:00p.m., is the ground breaking ceremony of the Hubert Ledford Building. So far, psychology majors and minors have been invited by written invita tion, but the department wants all Meredith students to know they are invited too. They are so excited to finally dig some dirt for the build ing, that they want everyone to come and see. Dr. Huber and the entire psychology faculty are excited to begin the new building. The new building will house professors, labs, and class rooms. Come one and all to see history being made! Seniors will hold bonfire to continue tradition Among the many Meredith traditions that we remember here at Meredith, there is one that has been overlooked in recent years. The Class of 1992 wants to revive ttiis traditioa One night of the week proceeding Commence ment Week, at a grudge bonfire, eadi senior bums any article she has most disliked at Meredith. Her memories of Meredith are, as a result,are supposed to be only pleasant ones. All seniors are invited to attend the Senior Bonfire on Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00 - 11:00pm on the softball field. Bring your “worst memories” to burn. We will read roommate prophecies at this time, also. Letter to the Editor CORRECTION! In the April 3 edition of the Meredith Herald, there is a mistake in quoting the cost of sending a fax from the library. Actual costs: long distance - $0.50 per page and a cover page must be included because it contains information sudi as Meredith’s address and fax numbo^if some one would like to send back a response. Local faxes - $0.10 per page. Dear Editor, After reading the article on possible grade inflation at Meredith (April 3), I felt compelled to write a response. Being a music major myself, I have had to deal with these same accusations for the three years I have attended Meredith. The article in the April third edition of the paper contained some common fallacies that many people seem to believe concerning students who pursue music as a major in col lege, here at Meredith and elsewhere as well. First of all, music is a discipline; it is not easy as many faculty and students outside of the music department seem to think. If music were an easy major, it stands to reason that there would be a great deal more students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program than there are currently. It takes discipUne to study and per form music, a discipline that many people do not have and therefore carmot comprehend. A music major at Meredith spends two to three hours a day [X'acticing her music, whether it be vocal, piano, or organ repertoire. The music does not “come easy” to us because we have studied and practiced on our particular instru- mentsforyearsbefoieweenteredcollege. There is so much rqteitoiie for each instrument that we could have taken music lessons for thirty years and still not have coveted all of the music written fw our particular instruments. We en counter mudi mwe challenging repertoire in college, just as a mathematics major encounters more challenging mathematical problems in college than she encountered in her high school algebra or trigonometry class. The repertoire we study in college required daily practice to facilitate learning, and the discipline we develop from our practice habits transfers to our other studies as well. If one were to look at our grades in subjects outside of music, i.e. Religion, English, Western Civ., etc., he or she would see that we achieve equally good marks in these subjects; that is, of course, unless the teachers and professors in these de partments have inflated our grades. Would a student in another major do equally as well in a music history or music theory course? Has any comparative study of this nature been done? The newspaper article did not indicate it to be so. I would now like to address another fallacy contained in the article on grade inflation. Many people erroneously believe that we music ma jors are graded strictly on our talent and ability to perform. This statement could be no further from the truth, a comparable statement being continued columns one and two, page five Meredith Herald Staff . 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