North Carolina Newspapers

    Mepjedith Herald
Volume XII, Issue 13
November 29,1995
Raleigh, NorthCarolina
Results say "Yes" to
more male visitation
by Erica Balmer
The following results have been obtained from the male visitation referen
dum performed by Senate on Wednesday, November 15. ,
The strong percentages in fevor of changing the current policy indicate that
the majority of students who voted in the referendum are in favor of proposing
more male visitation at Meredith. Therefore, Senate will be proposing a change
to the Board of Trustees during the spring semester.
Senate is currently evaluating the results ofthe referendum and will formulate
the proposal over the next two months. Students must keep in mind that this is
a proposal for change, not an automatic change. Approval ofthe proposal by the
administration and the Board of Trustees must be obtained before any change can
be implemented.
Senate will be incorporating additional research and student opinions into
the proposal. Senate will continue to address both sides of the issue. All student
needs are important; therefore, the needs of those in favor of change, as well as
the needs of those opposed to change, will be considered.
The number of students that voted was larger than expected. The referendum
turn-out was larger than campus wide election of student leaders!
Senate appreciates the active participation of students and thanks all of those
who voted on the referendum
Class rings bring smiles
By: Robin Hollingsworth
As junior class president Jonna
Anderson put it, the juniors had “waited
and waited to order class rings, and
then waited and waited for them to
arrive, and waited and waited to finally
be able to wear them”. Finally Novem
ber 16, 1995 rolled around.
Throughout the day there was no
second guessing who the juniors were.
They were the ones who had incred
ible trouble sitting still and concen
trating during their classes. All day
long they whispered about what to
wear and getting film for their cam
The long awaited dinner was ev
erything they had piaured it to be.
The catered dinner of prime rib and
chicken cordon bleu was wonderful
and ring dinner chairs Kristy Blackwell,
Ashley Parr and Cheryl Ursery did a
beautiful job of transforming the din
ing hall into a festive banquet com
plete with pianist and carved ice sculp
ture of a Meredith class ring.
Ms. Carolyn Carter, class of 73 and
Catherine Davis, class of ’95 were on
hand to share with the class their
memories of this occasion and the
significance the event holds. Ms. Carter
offered her congratulations to the class
on their recent Cornhuskin’ victory
before launching into her speech “Ha
loes and Hearts”. She taught a bit of
ring history informing juniors of the
tradition of a ring dinner is only a
decade long, although the rings were
originally designed by a class in the
1950’s. They remain unchanged with
the oak leaf represents Meredith Col
lege, the light signifies the enlighten
ment gained here, and the pine trees
symbolize the old north state’. Ms.
Carter led the class in singing the alma
mater and a few Cornhuskin’ and lil’
sis’ songs she passed along.
Catherine Davis, ’95 senior class
president, reminded all that the class
Referendum Results
Male Visitation Proposal
Total# Votes
748 (This is
approximately 38% of the student body)
# of Votes
% of Votes
(This is approximately 61% of all residents)
Question#!: Are
you in favor of proposing more male visitation in
residence halls?
See Refendum page 4
ring will always serve as a tie to Meredith
and the Meredith family. She told the
story of how a group of girls from her
class coming in late minus their Cam-
cards, but identified by their rings, were
admitted by Chief Shattuck “just this
once”. She added that no matter where
a student goes, she will be recognized
by generations of Meredith students
united by the memories the ring evokes.
After dinner Jonna Anderson pre
sided over the ring ceremony, at which
point the juniors at long last slipped
See Rings Page 4

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