Meredith herald Volume XI, Issue 21 March 1, 1995 Raleigh, North Carolina Students prepare to lead Meredith into future by Melissa Qoer This week is campaign week. On Feb. 27 and 28 candidates made their campaign videos. On Mar. 1 “Meetthe Candidate Night” will be held at dinner at which an open microphone will be available for questions and answers. At 10 a.m. on Mar. 6 tliere will be campus-wide speeches and at 9 p.m. class speeches. Voting will take place during lunch and dinner on Mar. 7 and runoffs on Mar. 8. There are 65 students running for offices, and Rebecca Sweeney states that this is “the largest turnout, which goes to show everyone is concerned." Sweeney also said, "This election ex emplifies the concern students have for the future of Meredith College.” Running in the Campus-Wide Elections: SGA President (1): Jime Holland, Mindi Outiaw, Jan Yow SGA Vice President/Senate (1): Erica Balmer SGA Secretary (1): Danieile Taylor SGA Treasurer (1): Melissa Ray Honor Council Chair (D: Kristen Tyvoll RHB Chair (1); Carmen Prevette Elections Board Chair (1): Ashley Peay Student life Chair (1): Amy Harper WINGS Chair (D: Sharolyn McMananamy, Betsy Stewart AMC Chair (1): Rooney King MEA President (1): Heather Hudgins- McKean, Jamie Morris MRA President (1): Amber Benson Programming Board Chair (1): Tara Flanagan Chief Student Advisor (1): Shannon Bizzell, Rebekah McRoy, Kelly Pergeson Poteat Residence Hall President (1): Bonnie Williams There are still offices open for MEA Vice President, MRA Vice President, MCA President and Vice President, Chief Coilege Marshall, Review Board Mem bers, and Residence Hall Presidents of Vann, Stringfield\CarroU, Brewer, Faircloth, Barefoot, Heilman. Running for the Senior Class Offices: President (1): Shelly Barrick, Julia Rathbone Vice President (1): Jennifer Allen, Emily Necessary Secretary (1); Meg Dossenbach Treasurer (1): Inga Lanier Historian (1): Catherine Walker Student life Rep. (3): Holly Carpenter Comhuskin’ Chair (2): Ann McMillian, JoAnn Grubbs STUNT Chair (2): Melissa Jolly, Rebecca May There are still offices open, and there are no candidates for Honor Council Rep., Elections Board Rep., Class Marshall, and Class Senator. Running for the Junior Class Offices: President (1): Joanna Anderson, Amy Davis Vice President (1); Jennifer Johnson, Kristen Sjostedt Secretary (1): Angie Harris Treasurer (D: Melinda Wooten Elections Board Rep. (3): Carolyn Parnell Student life Rep. (3): Rebeka Abrams, Collyn Evans, Amber Mosley Class Marshall (2): Jennifer House Class Senator (3): Jenico Cvjetnicanin, Angie Edrington,Donna Gurganus, Kristye Koontz Comhuskin’Chair (2): Deborah Handy, Megan Schmidt Offices with no candidates are Historian, Honor Council Rep., and STUNT Chair. Running for the Sophomore Class Offices: President (1); Emily Fulghum, Rebecca Huffstetler, Sarah Muse Vice President (1); Jennifer Ferren, Dorothy Livesay, Carol Swink Secretary (1); Jermifer Gillis Honor Council Rep. (2): Dondi Pate Eleaions Board Rep. (31: Candace Whitehurst Smdent life Rep. (3): Meredith Lovelace, Amy Everett Class Marshall (2); Donna Murray, Leigh Ann Osborne Class Senator (3): Amanda Ledford Comhuskin’ Chair (2): Stacey Wilson Teaching Fellows respond to Weems' change proposal by Addle Tschamler In Dr. John Weems’ televised staff meeting Feb. 9, the phasing out of the Teaching Fellows program was men tioned as a future possibility of change at Meredith. Teaching Fellows partici pants have experienced mixed reac tions to this possibility. “I don’t think it’s something he (Weems) wants to do,” said Tiiu Cot ton, a junior Teaching Fellow. That is just one possibility, she said. According to Dr. Mary Johnson, director of the Teaching Fellows pro gram, eventually eliminating the pro gram has been only one of the items considered among many. Johnson said that the Board of Tmstees made a deci- sionFriday to create a 12-member Task Force, which will include three stu dents, alumnae, faculty, and adminis tration. Each participant will be se lected and will come together with the other participants to plan steps to take in creating new ideas and/or elimi nating others that have or have not Cotton, to do away with the program because “the Teaching Feilows pro gram is one of the top educational scholarships, if not in the United States, "Many students with a lot of potential would look elsewhere to go to school." - Christy Short, soph. Teaching Fellow already been established. The Task Force will look at many other items besides the Teaching Fellows program. But just the same, the possibility of its phasing out concerns many students. “It would be a mistake (to phase out the program),” said sophomore Teaching Fellow Christy Short. “Many students with a lot of potential would look elsewhere to go to school," she said. It would be a disadvantage, said in the Southeast.” Cotton said that about 160 students were part of the program, and that the school would probably lose that many if it lost the Teaching Fellows program. “I know that I could not have afforded to come to Meredith with out the Teach ing Fellows program,” she said. Cotton also said that the costs of the program were inacctirate and were only estimates. She said that much of the program was financed by outside sources, such as corporate grants and endowments. Short said that the program had been very useful to her since she’s been at Meredith in more ways than just providing scholarship money. She mentioned the significance of the Fo cus on Excellence series (which at tempts to broaden inteilectual aware ness in Teaching Fellows) which has been helpful to her, as well as various seminars and the support of Program Director Johnson. An anonymous senior Teaching Fellow said, “Teaching Fellows is a very attractive program for Meredith. ” She said she wished that all students could experience its educational as pects and helpful seminars. She said that Teaching Fellows is a very special part of making Meredith what it is.