The Bdles VOLUME XLV, NUMBER 5 900 HILLSBOROUGH STREET ST. MARY’S COLLEGE. RALEIGH. N.C. of St. Mary’s Collese^ march, 1984 Colleges Will Be In The Rennedial Business COLLEGES WILL BE IN THE REMEDIAL 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 OFF THE CUFF HARVARD VS. PHONE BOOK “Would you rather be governed by the faculty of Harvard or the first 2,000 people in your local phone book?" “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. SUMMER PROGRAMS ABROAD 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" HONOR INDUCTIONS 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 Williams. 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! PUTTING AN END TO HELL WEEK 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 freshmen. 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. COLLEGE INTERN PROGRAM 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 27402. 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.