April 24,1992 page two
by Kelly Parker, Managing Editor
This is it! The last Herald of the year, Edition
24. And what a year it’s been. The long hours,
the frustration, the bags under our eyes, the sore
fingers, and the cursing have all come to an end.
What progress we have made!
I want to again thank everyone who made this
paper worth printing this year. To my staff, the
biggest thank you of all. We covered this campus
the best we could, and we have nothing to be
ashamed of. In fact. I’m pretty darn proud of all
of you. Keep it up next year!
To Ms. Miller and Laura Davenport, we
couldn’ t have asked for any better advisors. Thank
you, thank you, thank you for all of your effort,
time and support. You two are the best, and I’m
glad you will continue to be the best in years to
To the rest of campus, thank you for your last
minute help and never-ending support. Ann
Hiott, especially, you’ve been a blessing. And I
know Jennifer was taking good notes to continue
the communication between SGA and the Herald
next year. Good luck Jennifer!
I feel like we’ve really made an accomplish
ment this year. From a three member, completely
clueless staff of only editors to a staff of thirteen
who are willing to stick with it, the Herald is
ready for the coming years. A special wish of
good luck to Amity Brown, future Editor-In-
I will honestly miss this campus, and the sense
of home I have here. I feel as if I’m kissing my
best friend goodbye. These four years have
flown by, especially this last one. To those left
behind, make the most of what you have left.
With a sense of satisfaction, I wish everyone the
best of luck in their future endeavors. Meredith
is a special place: inexplicable and irreplacable.
In one sense, we leave on May 10. In another
sense, we never will.
Letters to the Editor
To Members of the Meredith community:
On March 20th I was awarded the Pauline
Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Teaching.
I thank you all for this expression of your respect
and acceptance. I would also like to share with
you, the students, my thoughts on receiving this
While I am probably not the most humble
persp|i yoii have met, I was truly humbled iirid '
overjyhelmed by'this singular honoH 1 ha^ tried
to give the best that I have to the community and
it is gratifying to receive positive comments. But
to have you, in the short time that I have been
here, honor me with this award as an
acknowledgement of your acceptance and atti
tude is one of the high points in my life.
I have learned much from the students, faculty,
and administrators at Meredith. I value this
atmosphere where women are encouraged, edu
cated, accepted, and helped i their actualization.
It is good to be here and it feels even better
because of your generosity. Thank you.
Dr. David “HB” Heining-Boynton
As members of a group doing research on
heterosexism, we have found some basic human
rights that are denied to some members of soci
ety based on sexual orientation.
We are not attempting to change the sexual
orientation of others, but we would like to see
The Declaration of Independence assures us
that all men are created equal with certain
unalienable rights. Among these are the pursuit
of happiness, which is often denied to members
of the human race based on sexual preference.
Widespread changes need to occur i all of our
social institutions - religion, education, govern
ment, media, and the workplace.
As members of society, we need not to be
merely tolerant, but advocate social justice for
all people. A few examples may include recog
nizing lifetime partners on insurance claims,
helping students understand and accept sexual
diversity, securing jobs, and depicting homo-
sexuals^in a positive manner in the media.
In our research we have found far too many
injustices based on sexuality to list in a single
letter, but we have also seen slight evidence of
change. We need to view sexual orientation not
as a moral issue, but as an issue of civil rights.
People should not be denied institutional rights
because of their skin color, religion, national
origin, or sexual orientation.
Living Revolution Class Members, Meredith
Meredith community asked to
help prevent fire hazards on
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3. Propping open doors to stairwells
or fire doors for ventilation. Ttiese doors must
be kept closed at all times to prevent the spread
ofsmoke and fire. Campus safety is e veryone’s
concern, • We need your cooperation a:>i'/
-'.Meredith, a,safe (place to|^e. lOyoH-Mvemny^ ujjm
, questionsi.please/call Ext. 8560i-and ask fpr,riiu;>i.
Jennifer Hartig-Calender Events
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, N.C. 27607-5298
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