serve the ECU
campus and apartment
ECU Student Body President Neil
Sessoms says the system operated by the
Student Government Association (SGA) is
separate from the town's system for
"If we had to work with the town we'd be
in bad shape," he says. "We'd be in the same
mess as Chapel Hill."
Sessoms explains that Greenville and
ECU have avoided disagreements over the
funding of the transit system, such as those
that have arisen between Chapel Hill and
ECU, by operating separate systems.
As the transit systems are separate entities,
they attempt to answer different problems.
An ECU parking problem in 1971 created a
need for a transportation alternative.
Five years later, spiraling gasoline costs,
rationing and taxi costs resulted in the start
of the Greenville system which provides
transportation to the town's poor and
Sessoms says he believes the sytem
alleviates campus parking hassles.
"Estimates say that one car equals 2'2
people," Sessoms says. "With the 10,000
students riding our buses weekly, that's 400
less cars that don't have to have a parking
The Chapel Hill system handles
approximately 1 1 ,000 riders daily.
The four campus buses travel their three
routes until 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Ending
the service at this hour results in a problem
similar to one in Chapel Hill: students living
in apartments have no source of fixed-route
public transportation to and from campus in
the evening hours.
The town system uses four buses to travel
three routes for their 600 daily riders. Routes
run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 8
a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.
Because the campus sytem uses student
fees to help pay transit cost, ridership is free.
Cost per ride on a town bus is 25 cents. The
town system also offers a 40-ride pass for $8.
However, as ECU continues to grow each
year and becomes a more integral part of the
community, observers predict that city
university transportation needs will merge
and thus, so will the bus systems.
"I think personally as Greenville grows
and ECU grows, consolidation is
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inevitable," Sessoms says.
City transit officials, in fact, are ready to
combine their system with ECU's anytime.
"We have looked into it," says Linda H ix,
town bus controller. "But the SGA is happy
with their freedom."
Hix says that if ECU wanted to subsidize
the city system, changes in the system could
But whether the Greenville system will
resemble the Chapel Hill consolidation is
questionable. Greenville transit officials say
they studied Chapel Hill's bus system before
organizing their own but little evidence of
similarity exists between the two systems.
If the two systems merge, one thing is
likely: the students of ECU will carry more
bargaining power than students in Chapel
The ECU bus system is run by the SGA
and comprises $87,000 of the total student
government funds. The school
administration has virtually no say
concerning the bus system and will probably
be only nominally involved in negotiations
for a merger.
This lack of administration or town
control makes the student-run system
continually appealing to ECU students.
There are indications on the Greenville
' campus that the students are growing weary
of the financial burdens the bus system
imposes. ECU's student government has a
budget each year of $350,000. (UNC has a
budget of about $200,000 and also has
several thousand more undergraduates than
ECU.) ECU's budget ranks among the three
largest student government budgets in the
The single largest SGA appropriation
each year goes to the SGA-operated bus
Other student organizations at ECU have
complained about the huge amounts of
money going into the bus system.
A year ago, the school's yearbook staff
quit in protest of a budget cut they received
in order to give money to the SGA buses.
As a result, ECU will not have a yearbook
for the 1976-77 school year.
It is doubtful that ECU students will
continue to make such sacrifices in the name
of a bus system, but it remains to be seen
what solution the students and the town will
find for their transportation need.
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The report, prepared by Dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences Samuel R. Williamson and
Dean of the General College Donald C. Jicha,
recommended retention of the four-week policy.
The student should be allowed an ample
amount of time to evaluate a course and its
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"The student should be allowed an ample amount
of time to evaluate a course and its instructor in
order to determine its pedagogical value in the
context of his personal interests and his larger
academic program and goals," the report states.
"Four weeks is a reasonable amount of time to
make that evaluation. ,
"It is not the purpose of a drop-period to
provide an escape-hatch for students whose
academic performance on papers and exams is
below their initial expectations."
"Four weeks is plenty and there is of course the
appeals procedure." Prof. Andrew M. Scott said
at the meeting, which was supposed to be an open
hearing. No students attended.
"The student has a responsibility to carry it (a
request to drop a course) through the courts, but
the reciprocal responsibility of the faculty is to
appraise students of the content of a course,"
Associate Prof. Mark Appelbaum said.
The current appeals procedure allows a student
to submit a written appeal to the General College
or the College of Arts and Sciences explaining his
reason for wishing to drop a course alter the four
week period has ended.
In the General College, the committee is
composed of three rotating General College
advisers. The College of Arts and Sciences has a
standing committee of three faculty members.
The Educational Policy Committee is
considering a proposal to place two students on
each of the committees.
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By I'nited Press International
WASHINGTON While President
Carter warned against caving in to "special
interests," the Senate Finance Committee
Monday voted 10 to 6 to kill the
administration's proposed tax on crude oil
a major part of the energy package.
Although committee chairperson Russell
Long of Louisiana warned that the tax is
essential to the energy progrm, the panel
took a preliminary stance against it.
Most members appeared to agree with
Sen. William Roth, R-Del., who argued that
prior to approving a new tax, the committee
should decide whether it is needed and how
the revenue would he spent.
The tax, designed to cut down on energy
consumption, eventually would add seven
cents to the price of a gallon of gasoline.
U.S., Israel at odds
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance said Monday the United
States and Israel are at odds over Israeli
"conditions" for permitting Palestinians on a
pan-Arab delegation at any new Middle East
Vance, who arrived at the United Nations
for two weeks of talks with various foreign
ministers, made it clear the "conditions"
involved Israel's refusal to let members of the
Palestine Liberation Organization on the
"We hope very much that we can convene
the Geneva peace conference recessed since
late 1973 by the end of the year," Vance said.
"1 am pleased with Israel's supporting the
U.S. idea of a unified Arab delegation."
But he also said Israel had added
"conditions" that "do not accurately reflect
our views." He did not elaborate.
An American-mediated cease-fire took
effect in south Lebanon Monday, quieting
the guns of Palestinian guerrillas and
Christian rightists. Israel said it withdrew all
the tanks and troops it had sent across the
boarder but reported a rocket attack on
Israeli villages after the truce deadline
wounded eight persons.
U.S. Ambassador Richard Parker said in
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aides," and Lebanese political leaders,
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Vance pushes Canal
WASHINGTON Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance Monday rejected the idea of a
popular vote on the Panama Canal treaties
and pushed for Senate approval of the pacts,
saying they reduce chances Panama will
nationalize the strategic waterway.
Vance, testifying before the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, stressed that
the treaties give America a permanent right
to see that the canal remains open and
"Wc are asked whether the new treaties
may encourage Panama to nationalize the
canal," he said. "Because the treaties are in
the interest of Panama as well as ourselves,
these treaties reduce the chance of such an
Vance warned that rejection of the accords
would shatter U.S. ties with Panama,
damage realtions with Latin America, and
put the canal in jeopardy.
Under the treaties, signed by President
Carter and Panamanian leader Gen. Omar
Torrijos, America will turn over control of
the canal to Panama by the year 2000, but
will retain a permanent right to protect it.
Gas filibuster choked
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted
Monday to limit debate on a proposal to free
natural gas from price controls but
opponents pledged to keep their fight going
with every other legislative weapon
The vote was 77 to 17, well over the 60
needed to impose cloture.
At issue is another key part of the now
tattered energy program set forth by
President Carter, who wants to keep prices
under controls but with a higher ceiling.
Skytrain takes off
GATW1CK, England - Freddie Laker's
new discount "no frills" Skytrain zoomed off
on its inaugural flight to New York Monday
with 70 empty seats and opened a new round
in the major airlines' battle for trans-Atlantic
The Laker Airways DC-10, which can
carry 345 passengers, left Galwick Airport
five minutes behind schedule with 272 adults
and three infants plus Laker himself.
Carter pledges support
WASHINGTON President Carter told
world financial leaders Monday the United
States is prepared to increase assistance to
developing countries through international
"All this will take time," Carter said in a
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