North Carolina Newspapers

    Meredith herald
Volume XII, Issue 4
September 13,1995
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nooe expresses
vision for Raleigh
by Clarky Lucas
Mary Watson Nooe returned to
Meredith College to speak about her
campaign as the democratic candi
date for mayor of Raleigh last
Wednesday.
She hopes to create a strong, diverse
city where citizens know there is
room for all who are here. Nooe
spoke about putting Raleigh back on
track to being a world class city with
educated people and quality services
Some of the challenges that the
community needs to meet include
improving the transportation
system, making provisions for
cultural and arts activities, creating
more diverse and affordable housing
Freshmen
speeches held
By: Greta Weisz
On Monday, September 11 the
freshman class officers elect deliv
ered their speeches for candidacy in
the Meredith Chapel. The speeches
began at 10:00 a.m., and lasted only
thirty minutes, ending at 10:30. Dr.
Davis, the freshman class advisor
attended and was the announcer for
each of the speeches. Around 30-40
students showed up to present their
suppon and interest in the class.
The most competitive office was the
President, with seven candidates.
There were two candidates for
Vice- President, three for Secretary,
and four for Student Life Commit
tee. Offices for Treasurer, Histo
rian, Class Senators, Honor Council
and Cornhuskin’ chair are all to run
unopposed.
In order to become elected when
running unopposed, a candidate
must receive 51% of the freshmen
class vote. It is still a challenge to
get eleaed even if you are running
unopposed.
and making Raleigh a city where
there is no excuse family for
violence.
Nooe advocates investing in things
that build the community. Money
should be spent on providing
quality services to the community,
said Nooe.
Citizens must be made to realize
that they are valued, important and
contributing members to society.
Nooe graduated from Meredith in
1969 receiving a bachelor’s degree
in mathematics. She began her
work in politics as a City Council
member in 1987.
See Nooe page 7
VOTE: Candidates urge all
freshmen to vote today.
(Photo by Laura Brown)
All candidates seemed well quali
fied and delivered very diverse
speeches. Some speeches even
included a visit from Vanna White
in, "Name That Candidate”.
The main themes througliout the
speeches were quite clear. All
candidates stressed involvement by
the whole class and urged the
freshman class to use its size to its
advantage.
Voting for the freshman class
officers will be held today in Cate
Center and Belk dining hall. All
freshmen are urged to vote - it is a
great chance to become involved
and to voice your opinion.
POLITICING: Mary Watson Nooe, candidate for Mayor
and 1969 Meredith Grad speaks with students at an informal
reception. (Photo by Rick McBaine)
Junior Women's Club
doubles at rush event
by: Kimberly Zucker
The Meredith College Junior
Women’s Club had their biggest rush
ever last Tuesday, September 5th.
Over 100 women showed up for
msh as opposed to the forty that
came out the year before.
What caused the huge turnout? The
club did its best to get rush publi
cized all over campus.
Brochures were sent to every
student on campus and the club
participated in the activities fair.
What is so special about the club?
Each member is required to do five
hours of service a semester.
This year the projects include the
Big Sweep, the tree lighting cer
emony at the capital and Habitat for
Humanity. Members are able to serve
the Raleigh community, meet a lot of
new people and have a great time.
Leading the club is president
Jennifer Sharp. She is convinced that
this year will be the best ever
because “if this many people came
out for rush, imagine what we can
accomplish this year!"
Helping lead the team are the two
vice-presidents Amy Harper and
Jessica Drew.
Page Brown is the recording
secretary and Cheryl Taylor is the
corresponding secretary.
Amber Mosely is the service chair,
and Randi Ligon is the treasurer.
The officers emphasized the club’s
theme “hand in hand we make a
difference" as they worked together
with the rushees to make a banner.
The theme was placed on a banner
and each student rushing placed
their hand in finger-paint and
stamped the banner with their hand.
Jennifer and the other officers
expect this to be one of the most
successful years the club has ever
had because hand in hand, they will
make a difference.
    

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