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speaker discusses honor at Founder's Day Convocation
A small audience of students turned
out for the Founder’s Day Convoca
tion held on Mon., Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. in
Jones Auditorium. The address to stu
dents and faculty concerned the con
cept of honor and its importance.
Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson, profes
sor emeritus at Wake Forest Univer
sity, delivered his lecture entitled
“ Great Riches and Precious Ointment. ”
Wilson is currently the vice president
of special programs at Wake Forest.
Prior to holding this position, he was
the chair of the English department.
“I was sorry about the poor student
attendance because I thought it was a
very good talk,” said Dr. Eloise
Grathwohl, chair of the convocation
She and other faculty members
were surprised that more seniors did
not attend since they were able to
wear their academic regalia.
Wilson said he was asked to speak
on a more general topic affecting
Meredith students not just about
Meredith itself. But what Wilson said
rang true not only for the students but
also for the college as a whole.
He opened by quoting poetry con
cerning honor from Shakespeare,
Yeats, andothers. One reading of lago’s
lines from Shakespeare’s play Othello
sent a message about the emphasis and
importance of one’s name and reputa
tion, an emphasis in which Meredith
Wilson also mentioned some of the
Meredith founders that he knew and
respected. People such as Carlyle
Campbell, Norma Rose, Mary Lynch
Johnson and Dr. Mary Yarborough.
After the presentation, there was a
luncheon for graduates ofWake Forest
and friends of Wilson. Many faculty
members were in attendance, as well
as Dean Page, President Weems, Dr.
Jean Jackson, and Rev. Sam Carothers.
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Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson stops for a chat after his speech at the Founder’s Day
convocation. Wilson stressed the importance of preserving one's honor and name.
Meredith College student body
presents our resolution for change
To President John Weems:
We, the students of Meredith Col
lege, organized as the Student Gov
ernment Association, desiring to im
prove the college for present and
future students and to enrich our
education as women by assuming
responsibility for ourselves and the
Meredith community, have drafted
the following resolution:
In support of the purpose and
function of Meredith’s student gov
ernment system and of the general
welfare of the student body, we seek
the positive development of
Meredith’s future; therefore, it is our
firmbeliefthat student voices should
be heard, considered, and included at
all times when discussing the affairs of
We believe that in order for change
to be a unifying process rather than a
divisive one, aU facets of the Meredith
community must be fairly represented.
While we believe that change is neces
sary, we also believe that change with
out forethought and discussion is detri
mental to the unity of the College.
Therefore we resolve that unity can
be maintained only if students, staff,
faculty, alumnae, administrators and
trustees work together to implement
the changes required for the longevity
of Meredith College.
SGA will be meeting with President Weems today at noon.
The college vice presidents and deans
will also be in attendance.
On FrL, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., four SGA representatives and
faculty representatives will meet
with the Ek>ard of Trustees.
If any students have suggestions they can place them
in the SGA office in Cate Center.
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