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    The Bdles
St. Mary’s
march, 1984
Colleges Will Be In
The Rennedial Business
for the rest of the century
unless major. structural
reform is enacted,” says
University of Texas education
professor John Roueche. He
points out that in faii 1983, 60
percent of UCLA freshmen
vvere placed in remedial
writing courses, as were 50
percent of Stanford freshmen.
“Who are they? Just the most
“Would you rather be
governed by the faculty of
Harvard or the first 2,000
people in your local phone
“Psychology Today”
asked that of its readers in
October 1983. The response:
61 PERCENT chose the
phone-book folks.
Most who rejected
Harvard indicated a mistrust
of academics. “I worked in a
college for 13 years,” wrote
one 43-year-old woman. “The
man or woman on the street is
more caring, concerned and
comrnitted. Facuity members
are divorced from the realities
of living and life.”
Others likened rule-by
phone-book to the jury
system: governance by peers.
Wrote one 15-year-old: ' If
they screwed everything up, at
least I’d know their addresses
and phone numbers so I could
get revenge.”
Of those who preferred
rule by the Harvard faculty,
many feared mob rule. Wrote
one man: “They would guickly
shred the Bill of Rights, bum
books, elevate Rod McKuen to
poet laureate, store plutonium
wherever convenient and elect
an actor President (oops!).”
SOURCE: Psychology
Today, January, 1984.
Catherine Loflln
Have you ever considered
spending you summer
sbroad? There are many
foreign study summer
Sessions for which St. Mary’s
students are eligible. All you
'^eed to do is apply.
For instance, ICYE (In-
If'hational Christian Youth
^change) offer opportunities
or study in 24 countries. Two
®rge exchange organizations
^0 the American Institute for
foreign Study (AIFS) and
'^CEL. Organizations which
study by the semester as
I as the summer include
pf®r-Study Programmes in
ogland, the Consortium for
fsrnational Education, the
International Studies
Association, and the School
for Field Studies. If you are
interested only in ^
session, you may want to \o^
into such organizations as t^
Swiss Challenge and TA&b,
which offer study in Svwt-
zeriand and Eng^-
dividual uni^iti^ I ke
Cambridge, Oxford and ^iMe
also offer summer prograrns.
an enlightening
S^nge. '^^Lule
EuSpe -nte """S ^
double.decker bus.
FO, more infonnstio" b"
by Ann Fitzmaurice
talented high school students
produced today,” Roueche
says. Roueche’s national
survey of college remedial
courses will be reported in the
new book, “College
Responses to Low-Achieving
Students: A National Study,”
from Harcourt Brace
Jovanovich, Media Systems
Division, 757 Third Ave., New
York, NY 10017.)
At Chapel on February
21st there was an induction
ceremony for the new
members of High School
Honor Society and Phi Theta
Kappa, the Junior College
Honor Society. President Rice
was the Ceremony Speaker.
To become a candidate for
honor society you must have a
3.75 academic average, but
that’s not all. You must also
possess Honor, Character,
and Leadership.
The new members of the
High School Honor Society
are: Lynn ; Evans Bedini.
Annabelle; Brandeaux, Ann
Marie Campbell, Virgilia
Church,' Catherine Hancock,
Margaret Hattaway, Rebecca
Horniman, Sally Maddison,
Heather Miller, Rebecca Pace
Susan Seabury, Terri Shubert,
Barbera Smith, Susan Smith,
Jane Townsend, Linda Turner,
Ruth Wheless and Melissa
The new members of Phi
Theta Kappa are: Allyson
Beth Abbott, Ann Hood
deRosset, Lucy Pride Ed
munds, Marilyn Etheridge,
Martha Feichter, Laura Gibbs,
Linda Johnson, Victoria
Lynch, Judith Newman,
Elizabeth Richards, Phyllis
Smith. Katherine Sutton,
Elizabeth Williams, and
Elizabeth Wyman.
Congratulations to all!
by Anne Fitzmaurice
The traditional “Hell
Week” at SMC will be done
away with this year, because
hazing of students is illegal.
Dean Jones said it would be
replaced with some sort of
Super Sophomore Day. Some
of this year’s sophomores
disagree with canceling Hell
Week. They feel they deserve
it after everything they were
put through last year. As one
sophomore said, “Most of the
stuff was O.K., but other
things like putting your head
in a mix of vinegar, oil, foods
of all sorts and a lot of other
unidentifiable objects was
just gross.”
The freshmen mostly feel
that the Sophomores deserve
to get back at someone for all
the things they had to endure
last year. Most of all, the
freshmen want the tradition to
continue so they can do the
same things to next year’s
In the past, many fresh
men were put through a lot by
the ruling sophomores. One
girl said she’d never forget the
different colors of magic
marker that were put on her
face and remained there for
two days. Others recall the
late nights of singing, reading
definitions, and frying bacon
for the sophomores. There are
fnany Freshmen and
Sophomores who feel it is
good that Hell Week is being
discontinued. They agree that
if it doesn’t stop now, there is
no telling where it will end.
City of Greensboro. Students
will be placed in a variety of
assignments in various city de
partments. In addition to the
actual work experience, partici
pants will attend a seminar to
consist of approximately four
sessions. These serninars will
focus on the government of the
City of Greensboro and will in
clude an opportunity to meet
with the Mayor, members of the
City Council, the City Manager
and the city’s departnnent
heads. Interns will work from
Junes, 1984. Intern prpjectsare
available in Public Information,
Graphics Design, Statistical
Analysis, Planning, Research,
Archives, Park Management,
Technical Theater, and work
with Special Populations. For
further information and an
employment application, con
tact Career Services or write
City Employment Office,
Drawer W-2, Greensboro, NC
INTERNSHIP in Washington
D.C. - The District of Columbia
Lung Association. Interns will
^sist with Anti-Smoking,
Clean Air, Communications,
and Lung Disease programs. All
^sitions are voluntary.
Contact: Jim Chamberlin
Intern Coordinator, D.C Lung
Association, 475 H. Street
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 •’
Phone (202) 682-5864.

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