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faces up to one year in prison
at ids sentencing on Oct. 24, and a
civil suit may ensue,'
On Sept. 26, two back-to-back
jsartbquakes left over 4000 homes
^nin|i^itahle and destroyed the Ba-
Idica of St, Francis of Assisi, leav
ing the Italian people both .finan-
cimiy and spiritually devastated.
The quakes left ten people dea^ in
cluding two Franciscan mopks, and
10,000 people homeless. Ihe l3di
century cathedral can never ibe re
stored to its original state and mul
tiple Renaissance works were lost.
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Sc^l in Little Rock/^ah^
.^4gC|j|?jfii|nine black student
who enterej t^tr^ High, Presi-
ctent Clinton pCTsonally welcomed
Llttlilocfc^ine^to the emo-
! of race
Flower power overtakes school
Campus Beautification Day a sparkling success
“As I’m strolling to class in the
early morning it is so pleasant to see
the dew gathered on the petals of the
newly planted flowers outside Hill,”
Junior Jody Cedzidlo said with a
Hunt dormitory got their pan
sies too in a recent series of Campus
Beautification Days, a joint project
between SGA and the administration
to improve the appearance of
Flower beds in front of Hill,
Hunt and Bryan composed a major
part of the effort. In addition, other
areas of campus got spruced up as
students and faculty tackled numer
ous areas that needed attention.
In addition to planting flowers,
students pulled weeds and swept
walkways. But not all the work put
into Beautification Day was so ap
parent from the outside.
Students were initially surveyed
to find out where problems existed
and these responses were considered
in selecting projects.
Several teachers spent the after
noon cleaning the foreign language
lab and received a few surprises
while rummaging .through cabinets.
“We’re discovering stuff that
has been here for centuries,” Latin
teacher Lucia Stadter said. Stadter,
with Spanish teacher Don Houpe
and French teacher Mary Roberts,
organized the lab to get rid of mate
rials no longer needed.
And in the cafeteria lounge, a
team of teachers uprooted carpet in
preparation to renovate the room by
matching the lounge floor with that
in the Unicom Grill. “The vision
Anne P^dmand David Byrnes help out at NCSSM's first
In the cafeteria, a task force of
students and teachers piloted a
project to decide the best way to
“We tried scrubber brushes,
towels and toilet brushes. Toilet
brushes worked best,” Junior Emily
would be to turn this into an all staff/
faculty lounge,” Director of Student
Life Joan Barber said. “The idea is
to enhance tlje appearance and am
biance—give it a whole new look.
Hopefully, after the painting is fin
ished, we can buy new furniture as
The back alcove of Wyche re
ceived a facelift as well with a new
coat of paint courtesy of several stu
dents from Third East and First
“[Back Wyche] is now a much
more inviting place to sit and social
ize,” Senior Dietrich McCall, who
volunteered to paint, said
Likewise, First Hill repainted
the walls on their hall.
“It had fingerprints and pencil
marks and now it’s perfectly white,”
Senior Josh Gullett said. “This is the
first time that anything like this has
been done and it feels really good. I
•, - think we almost had 100% hall turn
g To promote student involve-
^ment, a pizza party was offered as
*’;^an incentive for the male and female
g halls with the most participation.
^Third East and Third Beall won for
, the first Beautification Day.
In effort to make this a regular
student-oriented activity, additional
Campus Beautification Days will be
scheduled in the near future.
“It’s amazing what students can
do when they decide to work to
gether for a common purpose,” Jun
ior Daniel Wilson said.
True indeed. Now one really
can stop and smell the flowers.
Students prepare for year of jury duty
Since its formation in 1984, the
Hearing Board has been a central
part of NCSSM’s Code of Student
Conduct. The SLIs and faculty who
currently serve on the Board to re
view all major school disciplinary
problems are being joined this year
by seven students. Prompted by re
quests from SGA, NCSSM students
are now serving on the Hearing
Board and evaluating the actions of
The Hearing Board is a fifteen
member committee that determines
whether or not students are guilty of
Level II and III offenses. Three
members of the Board serve on each
case, either two SLI’s and one fac
ulty member or vice versa. Accused
students can also choose to include
a student member of the Board on
their panel of three. If this panel
finds a student guilty of an offense,
it must decide upon an appropriate
response or punishment.
Students originally served on
the Hearing Board when it was cre
ated in 1984. However, many were
unable to meet
" I hope decisions will be
more accepted with
students on the Board."
Director of Academic Programs
the time demands
of this duty, and
tion was discon
tinued. Last year.
initiated an effort
through SGA to
return students to the board.
“[Calloway] worked very hard and
met with the other board members,”
said Director of Academic Programs
Dr. Steve Warshaw. “She and the
Student Government developed a
plan to select the students and a pro
cess for their participation in hear
A proposal to add students to the
Board was submitted to and ap
proved by the Board of Trustees last
May. “1 hope the rest of the NCSSM
community will see this decision as
a plus,” Warshaw said.
Administrators see the advan
tages of student participation in a ju
dicial system that has been viewed
unfavorably by stu-
r~| dents in the past.
Director of Student
Life Dr. Joan Bar
ber said she hopes
trust in the judicial
process will in
Students are also
excited that their
peers will serve on the board, and
some feel that the new members will
be more understanding than adults
when hearing cases. “Adults always
go by the book,” said Junior Ray
Tan. “Students live with us and they
understand the situations.”
Warshaw acknowledged stu
dents’ past concerns about the
Board’s fairness. “Often times ju
dicial decisions don’t have the sup
port of students,” he said. “I hope
decisions will be more accepted with
students on the Board.”
In contrast, some students are
anxious to see the result of this
change. ”It’s scary,” said Senior Bill
Bryan. “You wonder if students will
be harsher than adults would be.”
The process for choosing the
new members of the Hearing Board
has already been completed.
Twenty-two students applied by sub
mitting their responses to a variety
of hypothetical situations involving
the ethics of serving on the Board.
Interviews were then used to decide
the final seven Board members.
The students selected were
Cooke Adams, Elan Dassani, Rajeev
Dassani, Holly Griffin, Kenneth
Russell, Amanda Sturm and Karen
Tang. They join faculty board mem
bers Kevin Currie, Dr. Robin
Cunningham, Dr. Jon Miller and Dr.
Lucia Stadter and SLIs Alan Jung,
Phillip Middleton, Chris Smith and
Overall, the decision to add stu
dents to the Judiciary Hearing Board
has been very well-received.
”I think there is a high potential
for success,” said Barber, “and I’m
very excited by it!”