North Carolina Newspapers

    Meredith herald
Volume XII, IssiielO
November 1,1995
Raleigh, NorthCarolina
Leaders pledge to be ethical
by: Wendy Kelly and Carol Swink
Meredith College students should
continue to be ethical leaders and not
give in to the pressures to take the
easy way instead of working diligently
for positive results. Dean Sharon Can
non said in the Ethical Leadership
Reception held last Wednesday, in
Ledford.
About sixty campus leaders at
tended the reception that was de
signed to increase awareness of ethi
cal issues and cause students to evalu
ate their responsibilities as student
leaders.
Dean Cannon recalled some ofthe
negative aspects of non-ethical lead
ership, such as the time when she
worked at the University of Florida
when students were involved in the
wire-tapping of opponents during cam-
pus-wide elections. Cannon stressed
that it is not the “glaringly wrong
things that need to be discussed,” but
the ways in which an ethical student
leader can strengthen her leadership
abilities and benefit the Meredith com
munity.
“Ethical lines are not always clear
but that does not mean they do not
exist,” Cannon asserted.
Cannon wanted the campus lead
ers to understand that being an ethical
leader “stands for something you be
lieve in is the hardest thing to do.”
We all have to do something to
make the world right, and we need to
Cornhuskin' Stats From Monday
Cooperation points: 1st Juniors
2nd Sophomores
3rd Freshman
4th Seniors
1st Seniors
2nd Freshman
3rd Sophomores
4th Juniors
1st Senios
2nd Freshman
3rd Juniors
4th Sophomores
Attendance:
Scavenger Hunt:
Visitation Update
by Erica Balmer
The following Senate committees
have been created to evaluate
Meredith’s visitation policy and to de
termine the need for a possible change:
Visitation Policy Research Commit
tee- is researching the visitation poli
cies of other colleges and universities
for use in a comparison study with
Meredith’s policy.
Handbook Evaluation Committee-
is analyzing and evaluating the guide
lines concerning visitation at Meredith
College as described in the Student
Handbook.
Survey/Referendum Committee- is
designing a resident and a non-resi
dent phone survey in order to prepare
for a referendum in November.
The referendum is the students’
opportunity to vote for or against pro
posing a change. Following the refer
endum, all research will be compiled if
the student body has voted as a major
ity for a change. The information will
then be presented to the Board of
Trustees.
The committees consist of sena
tors who are performing specific re
See Visitation page 4
start with ourselves. Cannon reminded
the leaders.
The leaders closed the program by
pledging the Leader’s Code of Ethics.
It states, “As a student leader, 1
pledge my devotion to Meredith Col
lege and do actively profess my belief
in the Meredith Honor Code. 1 promise
to take seriously and responsibly my
duties as a student leader, maintain a
positive attitude towards others, and
remember that my power, responsi
bilities, accountability, and credibility
lie with my peers, the students who
have elected me. As a representative of
Meredith College, 1 will present myself
in a way that reflects the. high values
and ideals for which Meredith College
stands.
Leaders pledge ethical
leadership at reception.
MIA week is great success
By Dina Di Maio
Meredith International Association
members showed off their traditional
dr ess for a night of dancing and culture
last Wednesday as part of the
organization’s International Week.
Nadia Dadas danced a Moroccan
belly dance in a shimmering polka dot
dress while Nancy Harikian played fin
ger cymbals. Later, three students in
flowered kimonos danced a Japanese
dance called “tanko-bushi.”
MIA president Shansia Shafi, wear
ing a blue sari, danced a Bengali dance
that in English means, “Please come.
New Year, please come.”
Many other dances were per
formed, groups and solos, from such
places as Egypt, Burma, and Armenia.
There was also an exhibit sporting
artifacts from Bangladesh, Burma, Swe
den, Norway, Africa, Spain, Japan,
Egypt, Morocco, Mexico and others.
One miniature from Bangladesh was
of a palki, a carriage in which, years
ago, a bride was carried to her groom’s
house.
The list of objects goes on: Swed
ish and Norwegian playing cards, Span
ish hand fans, a Burmese plate, Bengali
bride dolls, ajapanese bookmark, Afri
can batik paintings, and Egyptian and
Moroccanbelly dancing costumeswith
jewelry and finger cymbals.
MIA wrapped up its week-long
celebration this weekend with a trip
to the International Student Retreat in
Ridgecrest, NC.
The retreat, for all international
students in NC, was a time for them to
get acquainted and share their cul
tures through talent and fashion shows,
music and other activities.
MIA week started off last Monday
with the Street Fair in Cate Center.
Members sold baked goods from vari
ous countries, including Japanese
sesame cookies and English scones.
On Tuesday, MIA had its luncheon
in the cafeteria. Members cooked their
own specialties for faculty and staff
Shafi said about 55-60 people attended
the luncheon.
MIA is planning more events for
next spring. “We want to introduce
ourselves to the Meredith community,"
said Shafi.
MIA is an organization for all stu
dents who are interested in different
cultures. Shafi stressed that any and
every Meredith student is invited and
encouraged to join MIA.
    

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