Meredith Herald Volume IX, Issue 8 October 21,1992 Raleigh, North Carolina ' News Briefs • The three presidential candi dates met for their final debate Monday night in East Lansing, Michigan. Most polls show either Bill Clinton or Ross Perot as the debate winner. • According to U.S. officials, progress is being made in talks with Vietnam concerning the POW-MIA issue. • Officials have ordered an audit of the travel expenses of Bobby James, the former execu five director of the North Carolina State Bar. James resigned in Sep tember. • The number of Republicans has grown by 20% since the last presidential election, according to GOP officials. • Raleigh plans to spend as much as $10 million on renova tions to the Civic Center regard less of the vote on the building of a new convention center for the city. • Country star Garth Brooks has reserved the first five rows for his fans at his concert Saturday at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas to keep scalpers from getting these tickets. This concert sold out in 30 minutes on July 22. • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has signed All-American basketball player, Jerry Stackhouse, of Kinston, NC. • Former North Carolina State basketball player Tom Gugliotta has signed with the Washington Bullets in a deal that could earn him as much as $20.5 million in eight years. • In World Series play, the Atlanta Braves defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-1, in game one Saturday. The Jays won 5-4 Sunday. The teams met last night for game three in Toronto. Council makes decision on Cornhuskin* issue by Sonali Kolhatkar After much deliberation, the Meredith College Academic Council voted in favor of cancel ing classes after 5:30 p.m. on Cornhuskin’ night. The council felt that Cornhuskin’ is an impor tant tradition to the students and that all students should have an opportunity to participate in the activities. Allen Page, Registrar and Dean of Academic Studies, felt that Academic Council was acting in the best interest of the student body and felt that the decision will help to promote not only class unity but also campus unity. The decision will not affect the hours in Tuesday/Thursday The Class of 1992 march in the Cornhuskin' parade, an event that would be affected if 5:30 p.m. classes were not canceled. file photo classes because the academic calen dar will be set-up with night classes beginning the Tuesday before the first lull day of classes on Wedneday. Ev- Writing Center begins its sixth year eryone in the Meredith community will have an opportunity to partici pate in Cornhuskin’ without sacrific ing class time. This decision will be in effect for the ’93 - ’94 school year. by Jackie Webb “But I made A’s on my high school papers.” “It’s a simple piece; I’m using Thematic Apperception Test to trace the origins of sexism in male third- graders.’’ “So you think restating my thesis seven times is overkill?” As it begins its sixth year of operaton. The Writing Center has heard it all. The Writing Center is a one-on-one peer tutorial service designed to help Meredith students develop their writing skills. With most private tutorial costing $10per hour. The Writing Center is a real bargain: it’s free. Nan Miller, director of The Writing Center and member of the Meredith English faculty, stresses the center is not “a remedial ser vice.’’ The tutors are trained to work with novice and experienced writ ers. The Writing Center can help Writing Center staff: back row- Jan Gunn, Sheryl Long, Beckie Faw, Wendy Lovelady, Angela Toms, Amy Whitt Front row- Amy Shepard, April Honeycutt Nan Miller (Advisor), Angela Parks, Michelle Pigford. Not pictured: JiU Beeson, Amity Brown, Kim Engel, Kathryn Steed, Jackie Webb, Mouse Wilkins. with work for all disciplines: educa tion, psychology, religion, business, history, political science, speech, and sociology to name a few—not just English papers. Additionally, the cen ter offers tutoring in Spanish, French, word processing, and grammar. The Writing Center can help students de velop, organize, and support a thesis, as well as quote and document sources accurately. see CENTER page six

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