Meredith finding a way to renovate Hunter
by Addie Tschamler
• Jeffrey Dahmer, a con
victed murderer sentenced to
15 life terms in 1991, was mur
dered in prison Monday. He was
said to be attacked by an immate
and died of massive head inju
ries. Athirdinmate Jesse Ander
son, was critically injured as
• Elizabeth Kelly was re
leased from prison Monday af
ter serving 11 months for child
sexual abuse at the Little Ras
cals Day Care Center. Kelly still
denies the charges, along with
her husband, Robert Kelly Jr.,
who is serving 12 life sentences
for his conviction on 99 counts
of molesting children.
• J im Bakker well be released
this week from a half-way house
after spending five years in fed
eral custody. Bakker was con-
viaed of bilking followers out
of $158 million and now plans
to return to evangelism. Some
doubt his chances for success.
• Dr. Iraj Khalkhali of the
University of California at Los
Angeles has developed a new
technique for detecting breast
cancer which could possibly
reduce unneeded biopsies.
Tests on 147 women at a UCLA
medical center showed that the
technique correctly identified
90 percent of tumors.
•The Supreme Court agreed
on Monday to decide if public
schools can require drug test
ing for its athletes as a part of
the fight against drug abuse or
whether such tests would
amount to unconstitutional
sources. Some believe that drug
testing may be a good way to
deal with drug abuse among
by Kimberiy Zucker
When students returned to Meredith
at the beginning of the semester, they
were in for a few surprises.
Upon entering the halls of Joyner,
most students did a double take.
The walls had been repainted, of
fices had been enlarged, and the chalk
boards had been updated.
Students and faculty alike enjoyed
Nikki Gamer, junior, said, “I really
no longer feels like A dungeon. Before
it was boring and drab, but now the
halls and classrooms are much brighter. ”
The faculty enjoyed the renovations
Dr. Eloise Grathwohl, a member
of the English department, has often
been heard saying, “I love the new
boards because 1 can parse Old English
verbs in all different colors so my stu
dents will not be so confused."
Not only is Joyner newly renovated,
but the Ledford building was recently
built, and Harris is also relatively new.
So what happened to Hunter?
Why hasn’t our science building, a
building that should represent today’s
leading technology, been renovated?
Vice President of Business and
Vinance Chuck Taylor was able to an
swer these questions.
He said plans for Hunter are being
discussed, but there are several prob
photo by Jan Seate and Laura Ross
Hunter's need for renovation is evidenced by the poor
condition of its lab equipment.
lems standing in the way.
At the moment, Taylor said Hunter
is home to the science and the home
economics department. The problem
is that the science department needs
the labs upgraded, and the home eco
nomics department needs a lot more
room, he said.
He said Meredith's administration
cannot decide whether to build a new
building, or move one of the depart
ments to another location that is not
being used. He said the the only option
right now is the basement of Ledford.
A decision must be made whether
to renovate the building for the sci
and move the
department to a
new location, or
to build a new
building for the
ment and reno
vated Hunter for
ics, he said.
money is another
money came from a renewal and re
placement reserve that is dry right
Taylor said a capital campaign, like
the one with Governor James B. Hunt,
needs to be conducted, or a specific
project to raise money will need to be
started to restore the reserve.
And Taylor stressed that the col
lege is hard at woik trying to solve the
“We just have to figure out which
choice will make it better for the stu
dents and faculty,” he said.
Senate to consider proposal for Interfaith Council
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Latter-Day
Saint Student Association (LDSSA) and
the Meredith Christian Association
(MCA) will jointly present a proposal to
Senate for the establishment of the In
The purpose of the Interfaith Coun
cil shall be to promote dialogue and
understanding among its member
groups and to encourage the coordina
tion of the activities and programs by
the member groups. Membership in
the Council shall be comprised of all
campus religious organizations ap
proved by the Meredith Senate. Other
groups which may be in the process of
organizing are invited to join. All mem
bers of the council shall be expected to
sign and affirm through their behavior
and programs the following guidelines
for a covenant relationship of faith
(1) In accordance with the Meredith
College Student Handbook, no group
shall solicit students, faculty, and staff
for any purpose. All printed materials
and verbal contacts must include a
clear identification of the group being
represented. Only groups approved
by Senate may use campus publicity
(2) Members of the Council shall
agree to respect the beliefs and prac
tices of other member groups and shall
work cooperatively alongside other
(3) In accordance with the philoso
phy of student leadership at Meredith
College, each group shall be governed
by its member students. The faculty/
staff advisor and any off-campus lead
ers shall be non-voting members of the
group and must be selected/approved
by the voting members of the group.
Student leaders of the participating
organizations shall be elected by the
voting members of the group.
(4) The philosophy and activities
of the member groups shall recognize
and honor Meredith College’s primary
goals of academic growth and commu
(5) The president of each member
group or her designee shall make up
the membership of the Council and
shall participate in it on a regular basis.
(6) Any group which fails to carry
out these guidelines or is found to be
violating the guidelines for student or
ganizations shall be referred to the
If there are any comments or ques
tions, call Danielle TaylorX8686, presi
dent of LDSSA, or Jan Yow X7610,
president of MCA.