North Carolina Newspapers

    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
SGA President (1): Jime Holland,
Mindi Outiaw, Jan Yow
SGA Vice President/Senate (1): Erica
SGA Secretary (1): Danieile Taylor
SGA Treasurer (1): Melissa Ray
Honor Council Chair (D: Kristen
RHB Chair (1); Carmen Prevette
Elections Board Chair (1): Ashley
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
Chief Student Advisor (1): Shannon
Bizzell, Rebekah McRoy, Kelly
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
President (1): Shelly Barrick, Julia
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
Running for the Junior Class
President (1): Joanna Anderson, Amy
Vice President (1); Jennifer Johnson,
Kristen Sjostedt
Secretary (1): Angie Harris
Treasurer (D: Melinda Wooten
Elections Board Rep. (3): Carolyn
Student life Rep. (3): Rebeka
Abrams, Collyn Evans, Amber
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
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
- 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
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
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.

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