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\xS P jjNg^Mttgg E Ngj^gg "American Potpourri" To Arrive ByBETTIEBASS Spring weekend is upon us once again. This year's theme is "American Potpourri". To start off the week end, there will be a mixer on Her Field Friday night from ft-12 featuring the Alpacas. Beer and cokes will be sold. In case of rain, the mixer will be in the lower dining hall. Saturday morning is geared for the high school students, their parents, and friends who will be visiting the campus this weekend. There will be an Interest Fair in Lankford where different organizations will be on hand to show things and talk about their group. Representatives from different departments will also be there for academic advising in the ABC rooms. The picnic lunch on Wheeler Mall from 11:30-1:00 is for everyone. Harvest, a bluegrass band, will provide the entertainment. Afternoon events include: a bazaar from 1:30-3:00 between the Library and North Cunningham; pottery and

Longwood Folks Encouraged To "Give A Pint" ByJEANPOSSNACK On April 8th from 12:00-6:00 in the ABC rooms in Lankford, Geist is sponsoring a bloodmobile. The Red Cross is supplying the equipment and the supplies. The classes will be competing for a cash prize; the exact amount of the donations is not yet known. Volunteers have been plentiful: The business department is supplying the typists; HampdenSydney will be helping to move the equipment; Slater is donating the sandwiches; and Carter's Florists is donating the table arrangement. It is possible to donate in the name of someone who may need a transfusion. So get out there Longwood — give a pint of your blood — and maybe save a life.

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Career Education Gets A Boost From Longwood By LAURIE McCULLOUGH All Longwood students are invited to participate in Career Education Day, which will be held at the Campus School on April 13,1976. The purpose of this program is to help college students and local high school students get a better idea of various careers available to them. It is felt that too many students who are juniors and seniors in college do not know what they want to do. It is hoped that this day will provide them with more exposure to potential careers. Sponosrs of Career Education Day are Miss Niki Fallis, Director of Placement, Dr. Robert Gibbons, Associate Professor of Education, Mr. Lee Pemberton, Director of the Campus School, and Mrs. Nancy Shelton, Alumni Director. The keynote speaker for Career Education Day will be Mr. Otis Brown, Mr. Brown is the State Secretary of Human Affairs and a member of the Governor's Cabinet. Each person attending Career

Education Day will be able to choose three areas of interest from 16 available "career clusters." Each cluster will have a representative present who will give a short program, distribute relevant information, and answer all questions from students who are present. The areas to be represented are: Fine Arts and Humanities, Consumer and Homemaking Careers, Agri-Business (Natural Resources Careers), Personal Service Careers, Hospitality and Recreation Careers, Construction Careers, Manufacturing Careers, Environmental Careers and Marine Service, Business and Office Careers, Transportation Careers, Health Careers, Public Service Careers and Armed Forces, Communications and Media Careers, Marine Science Careers, and Marketing and Distribution Careers. Those students who have interests in any of these fields or who are not sure where their interests lie are encouraged to attend Career Education Day.

attraction a sure winner in lounges and clubs. THE ALPACAS have been providing crowds with very danceable and enjoyable evenings for over ten years. They will be featured in a mixer April 9, on Her Field. Admission is free for longwood students with II), $1 for guests. Two beautiful girls one black and one white along with a good-looking guy out front give that special added dimension to this group with tight harmonic vocals, backed up by a fantasticfour piece band. Funky, soft and sweet, and an abundance of stage presence. Their Mnga include some of the following: Cut the Cake, Pick up the Pieces, ami Person to Person by Average White Band, Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas, I»ve Will Keep Us Together by Captain and Tenille, Colour My World by Chicago, Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry, Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival, I Shot the Sheriff by Eric Clapton, I Feel A Song by Gladys Knight, Rock the Boat by Hues Corporation, Lady Marmalade by LABELLE, You're no Good, When Will I Be I-oved, and Heat Wave by Linda Ronstadt, Betcha (lot A Chick On the Side, by the Pointer Sisters.

NATIONAL PITCH i IN WEEK IS HERE! It's not too late. There's still time to join the activities of NATIONAL PITCH-IN WEEK. Monday the Student Union painted benches. Friday Judical Board will paint the furniture on the porch in I^ankford. Tomorrow Wednesday I,egislative Board will wash the longwood buses. If you don't feel like washing buses on Thursday Residence Board is going to paint lines in the parking lot. This is it: NATIONAL PITCH-IN April 5-9, BE A PART OF IT!

Bernard Martin ,s Work To lie On Display In lied ford The Art Department of Longwood College will be showing a new series of works by Bernard Martin, native Virginian from Ferrum, during April. From this exhibition a purchase choice will be made by the College's committee for its permanent collection of Art. Bernard Martin is represented in the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D. C, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Dominion Bankshares Corporation of Roanoke; Philip Morris, Inc.; North Carolina National Bank; First and Merchants National Bank; Wachovia National Bank; the

Cecil Rawls Museum; and Richmond Humanities Center. Among the approximately 175 private owners are Thomas Armstrong, Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and poet Rod McKuen of Beverly Hills, California. He has been included in about 100 regional and national shows; among them are "American Drawing," Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D. C, 1976; Virginia Museum Juried Exhibition, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971 with Certificates of Distinction in three of those years; "American Painting — 1970," selected by Peter Selz. and (Continued on P?ge 11)


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A Matter Of Priority The episode that occurred Wednesday night in Frazer and Curry was beyond human understanding. Not the tact that a male has gone up some stairs to roam around various floors supposedly looking for someone Not the fact that he had been seen and heard on the floors. Not the fact that he had not been seen leaving the dorm. Not the fact that a number of students in the dorms involved were upset by the idea of someone unusual roaming around the halls after midnight. My major complaint deals with the fact that no one with administrative authority seemed to be the least bit concerned either with the possibility of a male hiding in someone's room or with the opinions of several students and major student elected officers as to procedures to follow in order to find him. Students were given alternative actions to take to replace those :li.it they wanted to do. These alternatives accomplished absolutely nothing, except to make the hearts of the students involved beat faster than normal. They were a complete waste of time. Granted, the proposals set up by the student leaders had several drawbacks, but they would have been much more effective than the actions that were actually taken. The individual that decided to explore the dorm certainly met no opposition. For all intents and purposes he was tree to roam ami do as he so desired. Exit doors were not covered: halls were not searched; stairways were not watched; students with the authority to search rooms were not notified. The situation was treated as if a big joke, with no one becoming the least bit worried, except perhaps the few students who decided to call those in charge of the dormitory. This, however, did no good, because their wishes were denied by a higher authority. Why? What good did it do to report the situation'1 Students are constantly reminded to put their elected officers to work and to keep them informed of problems and concerns. We are told that everyone must work together in order to properly have areas investigated. When this is finally done, nothing results except frustration and disgust at the lack of action or concern on the part of those hired to protect and guide the students. If student leaders' hands are tied behind their backs, no wonder accomplishments are slow in coming. The entire evening was a farce; obvious means of security were ignored and shrugged off as unnecessary. Student concerns were unheeded. The male involved must have thoroughly enjoyed himself. After all. he met no opposition entering the dorm, was not bothered during his stay, and was not harrassed or even noticed upon his departure. I was under the impression that rules were for the protection of Longwood students and that their safety was a major priority. With the occurrance this past week, I am beginning to wonder.

of being confronted with unlistening ears and irrational dictates. Should Longwood College not catch up with the times and recognize mature activities and responsible behavior, even though it may be different and unthought of before, its party too will soon be over. Also regretfully, Jeff Gleeto

Man On The Loose Dear Editor, I was very disturbed when I found out that a man was on the loose in Frazer Wednesday night and apparently nothing was done about it. A few concerned students took action and called Ruth Bourne and Vickie Easter. Residence Board was in favor of having a fire drill in Frazer, so they could pinpoint the whereabouts of the man. But, upon requesting permission from the proper authorities, they were told to knock on the doors of the rooms that had lights on, or that you could tell were up and about. Of course, at 2 a.m. probablyvery few people were up. For all we know, the man could have been an armed psycho! I think the lack of consideration for the welfare of the girls living in Frazer and Curry was uncalled for. I sincerely hope that in the future the administration will be a little wiser in their decision making. Sincerely, A Concerned Curry Resident

Alumni House Policy Dear Editor, I believe that Mr. Bill Atkinson was a bit hasty in both his judgment of the Ixwigwood Patrol and writing a letter to the editor. Neither of his actions will be met with any understanding or empathy by either appropriate administrators or passive student herds. I too was at that late night gathering at the Alumni House following the Miss Longwood Pageant. I, too, felt the hurt, disappointment, and frustration

SUN Lacks Support Dear Editor, I was quite upset about the turnout at the Shiloh Morning concert last Thursday night. The band put on a great performance. The tickets cost only one dollar for Longwood students. I think anybody could have afforded that. After all, you didn't have to drive anywhere, buy a meal, or worry about getting in after midnight. The Student Union is not made out of money, contrary to some student's beliefs. I hear people complain about our concerts and the main gripe is that they want a big name band. If you're willing to pay an extra $150 in Student Activities Fees to go to the Student Union, then we might could afford John Denver, the Eagles, and various others. If you don't like the way the Student Union is planning activities, then come to our meeting every Monday night after dinner and get your voice heard. Come help us — we welcome any and everybody. The few faithful members we have give up a lot of free time and notso-free time to try to make your college life a little more enjoyable. We don't get anything out of it except personal

satisfaction and a rare thank you. The Student Union has just recently built itself up, please don't tear it down! Sincerely, Bettie Bass, Vice Chairman Student Union

Rotunda "Concert" Dear Editor, Last Thursday noon those of us who were in or near the Rotunda received a rare treat, a musical interlude by a small but talented orchestral group. We extend our thanks and appreciation to both the performing musicians and to the conductor. I know that I am not alone in requesting that you not wait too long for a repeat performance. Sincerely, F. Richard Kidder Assistant Professor Mathematics

Frosh Phantom Strikes Dear Editor: The Freshman Phantom wishes to extend her congratulations to Petie Grigg and the entire cast and crew that helped to make the freshman production a tremendous success. The hard work and time put into the production payed off as the near-full Jarman Auditorium delighted at the antics. Congratulations, my fellow freshmen, on a job well done.

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Policy On The Use Of Tennis Courts The Barlow and Her courts at tang wood College are reserved for students, faculty, staff, and their accompanied guests at all times, with the exception of before noon on Saturday and

Sunday. First priority on the use students must be playing tennis of the courts is assigned to with the student, faculty or staff classes and intercollegiate member. Children of faculty and matches. This would be followed staff members will be allowed to by practices for the tennis team. play tennis during the times Guests of faculty, staff, and reserved for faculty and staff, but must give way to students unless they are actually playing with students, faculty or staff members. Hampden-Sydney students who are enrolled in classes at Longwood at the current time are ^ 183* not considered Longwood students for the purposes of the tennis court policy. They may play as guests under the conditions noted above. The only exception to the EDITOR policies above must be in writing, CIRCULATION signed by the President of the Ellen Cassada Thalia Gerachis College or his authorized Tricia Brown BUSINESS MANAGER representative. Glnny tavinu Patti Carr Special Note: The courts are Sally (iraham reserved on Fridays from 3:00 to PHOTOGRAPHERS TYPISTS 5:00 p.m. for faculty and staff Liz Phelps members except when needed for Ginny Loving Cathy Hite Ms. McKinney classes and-or intercollegiate matches or practices. ADVERTISING The schedule for times in which LAY-OUTS Betty Vaughan the courts are in use for practices Karen Foster Debbie Campbell or classes is posted on the tennis Maureen Hanlev court bulletin boards. The adding of additional classes should also REPORTERS be noted in the Daily Bulletin. Changes in the intercollegiate Martha McCotter, Jc Leili, Maureen Hanley, Storm Topping, schedule should also be noted in JtSJl Possnack. taura Moy, Sue Rible, Dianne Harwood, Penny the Daily Bulletin. Kobinson. Thorn Metheny, Thalia Gerachis, Diane Quinn, Special Note: Even though Patti K. Chapman outside personnel are permitted use the courts on Saturday and Opinions expressed are those of the weekly editorial board and to Sunday mornings, they must give its columnists and do not necessarily reflect the views of the way to students, faculty, and student body or the administration. staff.

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Dance Company Concert Presents 14 Themes By LAURA BAILEY The Longwood College Company of Dancers will be presenting their spring concert April 8, 9, and 10 in Jarman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. This semester's concert will consist of fourteen dances of varying themes. The following is a preview of the dances that will be performed. The spring dance is entitled, "Click," a contemporary style based on the dances of the 70's. It is danced by Jackie Page, Mary Alice Appleman, Sally Chewning, Gail Parsons, Kim Harris, and choreographed by Carla Van Fossen. The following six dances are a series entitled "Feeling Of". The first one includes dancers Anmarie Nemetz, Laura Bailey, and Patti Curtin, choreographers performing "Feelings of Tranquility." Through the flowing movements and lucid music the dancers project peace and tranquility. "Feelings of Fun" follows and is performed by Kim Harris, and Jackie Page and it develops the idea of joy. The dance is choreographed by Kim Harris, with music by Loggins and Messina. Anmarie Nemetz choreographed the next dance called "Feelings of Form." Flowing movement in space, combined with quick moments of dance in time yield results of constant forms. Dancers are Laura Bailey, Patti Curtin and Anmarie Nemetz. "Feelings of Sophistication" is choreographed by Tilsia Stephens and danced with Sandy Williams, includes a series of quick poses and head movements which depict an air of sophistication. Another feeling dance shows the more humorous side of a ballet class in "Feelings of Humor". It is danced by a trio Patti Curtin, Anmarie Nemeta, and Laura Bailey, choreographer. The final feeling dance is called "Native Rhythms" and is danced to an instrumental, Africano by Earth, Wind, and Fire. It consists of primitive movements done to pulsating, rhythmic music. The "natives" are Cynai Davis,

choreographer, Andrea Harkness, Kitty Martin, Bunny Wadsworth and Terry Williams. The eighth dance is a solo, "Rebirth" choreographed and danced by Susann Smith and is a modern dance on paint. The music is by Tim Weinsberg and deals mainly with the spiritual rebirth of a person. "Diabolique" choreographed by Sandy Williams is a modern dance portraying the decadence of today. The dancers include Carol Henry, Dottie Labahn, Carla Van Fossen, Bunny Wadworth and Sandy Williams. Beth Tomlinson choreographed the next dance called "Miasmea" which is danced by Laura Bailey, Terrell Jones and Beth Tomlinson. It is a dramatic dance using temptation as the theme. "Rigamole" is a trio choreographed by Carla Van Fossen. It is a bizarre dance with the painted faces and synthesizor music setting the stage. The dancers are Sharon Cadmus, Virginia Flemor and Carla Van Fossen. The following is danced and choreographed by Sandy Williams and Susann Smith and is a knee-slapping, foot-stomping duet called "Hoedown". The music is "Hoedown" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Carol Henry, Nancy Milan, choreographer, and Terri Williams explore space with a new idea. The dancers use elastic to get their idea across in the dance called "Tension". It is interesting to watch the art of incorporating the elastic with their movements and keeping it from entangling their bodies. The concluding dance, "Discotheque", choreographed by Susann Smith, is a realistic dance depicting the endless cycle of the dating syndrome. The dancers include Kurt Corriher, Sharon Dean, Tim Kelly, Susan Lascola. Don Reid. Susann Smith, Tilisia Stephens and Beth Tomlinson. There is no admission charged for any of the performances and everyone is invited.

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Tears, Steps to Wisdom and Remember Your Creator. The program also included solo piano, vocal and organ works by Dr. Adler and a set of graded piano works that were choreographed and danced. The Concert Choir ended by singing four movements of In Nature's Ebb and Flow and God's Promise. The choir was directed by Dr. Adler. Spring Break found the choir on tour in Florida joined by the Hampden-Sydney Glee Club. They sang for students at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. March 14 there were two concerts; one in the morning at Forest Hills Methodist Church in Tampa. At this service Dr. McCray's new baby son, Matthew, was christened. That evening, the Hampden-Sydney Glee Club was joined by ten other men to be the highlight of the concert at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, also in Tampa. Other concerts included

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Proves Successful On Tour By ANNE HUNT It began at 5:30 with six sophomores pumping helium into 150 balloons. It ended with 27 sophomores on a bus singing any and every song they had ever learned. In between, though, these people experienced a heart warming feeling, that of helping their fellow man. The Sophomore Road Show is not a red and white or green and white activity. Instead it is second year college students giving of themselves in hopes of making children less fortunate than they smile for a few seconds of the day. This year the sophomores were not in the least disappointed. They visited the Crippled Children's Hospital and the Pre-School Center for the Mentally Retarded in Richmond. Although both visits moved to be an emotional experience, all found it very rewarding to hear the laughter of these children. The theme of the Road Show this year was a "Winnie the Pooh Circus." The idea of such a production had been in the minds of these sophomores for many months and finally developed in the past few weeks. Christopher Robin was present with many of Pooh's favorites —Eeor, rabbit. Kanga and Roo, Piglet and even Owl. The children loved these characters but were even more excited by the appearance of 14 bouncing clowns. Their stunts and antics proved particularly thrilling to the children. The Road Show was a success; and had it not been for the cooperation and enthusiasm of all of the participants, it would not have been possible. It was a combined effort of many with one common goal — to understand the misfortunes of others and attempt to cheer them up for awhile. The Road Show is an activity which should not be overlooked by any who have the opportunity to participate in it for it returns all efforts a thousand fold.

Music Department Activities Are Many And Varied By DIANE QUIN March came in and went out like a lion in the Longwood Music Department and the pace doesn't stop till the end of the semester. Starting with the first week end, March 3-5 was filled by the second Contempory Music Symposium. The first, last year, was the music of Daniel Pinham. This year we were honored with the music and education talent of Dr. Samuel Adler, Head of Composition Department at the Eastman School of Music in New York. Dr. Adler spoke on composing the theory during the theory classes and gave a forum Thursday afternoon on America and her place in the music world. He also directed a Camerata rehersal and a choir rehersal, and coached solo performances of his works. Friday night a concert was given of Dr. Adler's compositions. The Cameratas opened the program singing listen to My Words Lord and also sang Some Laughter, Some

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Monatee Junior College in Bradenton; Christ United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg; Jefferson High School in Tampa; Seminole Junior High in Seminole, and Chamberlain High School in Tampa. At Chamberlain the group joined with three other groups to sing the finale of the concert How Excellent is Thy Name by Eugene Butler. The final day on tour was spent at Walt Disney World and the group arrived home around 3:30 Friday, March 19. Finally, last Thursday night, two Longwood Music Department faculty members gave a duo-keyboard recital. Ms. Freida Myers and Dr. Paul Hesselink gave us another excellent program. Last year, Ms. Myers and Dr. Hesselink gave a duo-piano recital. This year they expanded and played two organ duets; Fugue in Em (1828) by Franz Schubert and Adagio fur Eine Spielur by

Ludwig van Beethoven. They followed these by colloques no. 2 for piano and organ by Jean Guillon with Ms. Myers on piano and Dr. Hesselink on organ. The second half of the program were piano duetts: Grand Rondeau, Op. 107 by Schubert, Sonate (1918) by Poulenc and Six Hungarian Dances from Book 1 by Johannes Brahms. Ms. Myers and Dr. Hesselink work together so well, let's hope they make their recitals together an annual event! The following is a list of some events in the department in April. Come they're fun and FREE! 2&3 Organ Workshop Arthur Poister, clinician 18 Spring Choral Concert 4:00 p.m. Wygal 23 Distinguished Alumna Concert, Madeline MacNeil, soprano 8:00 p.m. 24 Founders Day Choral Concert 11:15 a.m.

Initiation for Kappa Omicron Phi. the national home economics honor society, was held on Tuesday, March 23. in the C'oyner Building. Those initiated were Audrey Baker of Keysville, Jessie Bruce of Farmville, Karen Chick of Falls Church, Jody Custer of McClean, Cindy (Joodwyn of Powhatan. Marcie Helmke of Houston, Texas, Pat Hudson of Appomattox, and Bev Powell of Herndon. To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed three semesters of college work and eight semester hours in home economics. She must have a 3.0 average in all home economics subjects and a 2.5 in all other courses.


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Students And The Law STATEMENT: ".. .academic freedom was born several centuries ago as student freedom. It is not the business of the University to go bustling around like some Aunt Polly, censoring a student newspaper here, cutting out indelicacies in a student play there, accepting this club or that, accepting or rejecting speakers invited by students, snooping These matters are the responsibility of the students themselves." Henry Steele Commager, "The Nature of Academic Freedom," Saturday Review, August 27,1966 page 14 ". . . . the college student is far less able to influence his relationship with teachers and administrators then he is able to retort and otherwise respond to his parents. Once the youth has made his choice of an institution of higher learning and of a field within it, he has few meaningful educational choices left. Students are on the fringe of the adult world, but not in it. They are in limbo. Many are grateful of the deferral because they can test themselves in different ways and so find their identity. Others are resentful of the deferral; they sense more keenly than they did in high school that students do not have inalienable rights, or indeed many rights at all. What many students quarrel with most are the rules that infringe, they think, upon their personal dignity. These include rules relating to apperance; to personal behavior, including the use of liquor and drugs; to living arrangements and the access of persons of the opposite sex to them; the entertainment, including what society might consider obscene; and to political expression, including the right to listen and advocate radical views. Certain students feel that regulations in these matters are used only to control them, and are never used for their protection; some restrictions they regard as petty and inconsequential, and therefore completely unnecessary; others they regard as infringement on their liberties, and therefore intolerable." Martin Meyerson, Pres. UNY and Pres.-electU.ofPa.,"The Ethos of the American College Student: Beyond the Protests," Higher Education and Modern Democracy, (Robt. A. Goldwin. ed.) Chicago, Rand-McNally & Co., 1965, page 7.

". .(view) college not at all as the sheltered sanctuary for the preservation and protection of fundamental values from a Philistine public, but as a guardian which has turned upon the very values it was supposed to protect." Richard C.Ratcliff, Constitutional Rights of College Students-A Study in Case I^aw, Scarecrow Press Inc., Metuchen, N.J., 1972,260 pages

•'The right to attend a public college or university is not in and of itself a constitutional right. (However) the State cannot condition the granting of even a privilege upon the renunciation of the constitutional right to due process." Circuit Judge Rives. Dixon "Students are not only dependants in a paternalistic society. They are also citizens of a republic and as citizens have a fairly well defined role as critics of the social order and as activists in defending it or changing it." Phillip Monypenny. "University Purpose, Discipline and Due I*rocess," 43 North Dakota I JW Review 73!). 1987, pp. 74IJ-747.

BACKGROUND: (Or, The Way It Spozed To Be) There are five theories or concepts of college law affecting the student-school relationship. Three of the theories are judged to be minor concepts and are not consulted often by the courts. Those three are: the status theory, which "presumes and inherent role for both students and colleges, a status relationship growing out of custom, tradition, and usage;"

the trust theory, which "views the student as a beneficiary of the trustee college or university;" and the statutory theory, which holds "the relationship between college and student is implicit in the statutory provisions authorizing the founding and operation of a college." The two remaining theories, the in loco parentis theory and the contract theory, were the

dominant foundations of concepts of college law until 1961. Each negates the other and taken together provide a legal zero. The in loco parentis concept views the student as a legal infant, and the authority and responsibility of a biological parent is held as the institution's inherent privilege. Institutions which are proponents of the rationale substitute themselves as parents. In the

parent position the college or university may take upon itself the responsibility of safeguarding the student from such dangerous noneducational activities as the use of alcohol and drugs, living arrangements, and the ease of access to members of the opposing sex. In contrast the contract theory presumes "that the student in matriculation enters into a legally binding agreement to abide by all the rules of the institution, while not exacting any guarantee of minimal performance from the college." I^egal bonds such as contracts have no binding effect on minors. Once signed, the contract is no guarantee of total rights, only those rights the institution clearly and implicitly expresses in the contract. Blanket contracts hidden in a catalogue, or contract obligations mandatorily imposed as admission criteria were upheld by the state courts until 1961. On August 4, 1961 the United

States Fifth Circuit Court ruled on Dixon v Alabama State Board of Education. Circuit Court Judge Rives, on the Dixon decision. "The right to attend a public college or university is not in and of itself a constitutional right. However, the State cannot condition the granting of even a privilege upon the renunciation of the Constitutional right to due process." But the Dixon ruling did more than just insure the procedural rights of students "The significance of the Fifth Circuit's decision can be viewed from a number of different perspectives. Of undeniabli primary importance is the fact that it created a new legal relationship between the American college student and the tax supported institution at least insofar as disciplinary action is concerned, replacing the predominant in loco parentis and contractual concepts with a broad concept of constitutional rights for college students."

Editor's Note: This section has been researched and presented for the information of the student body. It is felt that the majority of individuals are not familiar with basic legal rights granted under the constitution. A total in-depth study of all areas was impossible because it the limits of time and space. However, interest in a particular area will warrant further study. Adults need to be aware of legal aspects that concern them and their surroundings; ignorance can easily result in manipulation. Hopefully this section will spark some interest and begin an era of awareness.


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The Just Enforcement Of Standards 1. Investigation of student conduct. Students have the same rights of privacy as any other citizens and surrender none of those rights by becoming members of the educational community. No institution may use any medium of communication to monitor discussion without the permission of the participants, or to photograph students inside or outside of regular learning activities without their permission. No institution may maintain agents to secure information about student activities or deputize staff members to report on or search students. Such practices prevent students from exercising without fear such rights as freedom of speech, of inquiry, and of association. They create distrust among students and between students and staff members. They therefore cannot be condoned in an educational institution or in a free society. The Rights of privacy extend to residence hall living. + Nothing in the institutional relationship or residence hall contract may expressly or impliedly give the institution or residence hall officials authority to consent to a search of a student's room or property by police or other government officals. Premises occupied by students, and the desks, lockers, or personal possessions of students must not be searched unless the ordinary requirements for lawful search have been complied with. If necessary to prevent injury to persons, exception may be made on institutional property after showing of probable cause and particular description of the things to be seized. Probable cause exists where the institution has substantial proof that a serious offense has been or is being committed. In every case, whenever it is possible the student's consent must be obtained and he must be present. + The decision in Moore v Student Affairs Committee of Troy State University, 284 F. Supp. 725 , 729 (M.D. Ala. 1968) sets out the basic principle: "A student naturally has the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizures, and a tax supported public college may not compet a 'waiver' of that right as a condition precedent to admission." Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure is

guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment, and a state or its institutions may not compel a 'waiver' of that right as a condition precedent to public benefit like education. Some standards of reasonable search are given in Piazzola v Watkins, Civil Action No. 3071-N 7 ( N.D. Ala.): "Since there was no warrant, no probable cause for searching without a warrant, and no waiver or consent, the search of petitioners' dormitory rooms by State law police officers was in violation of the petitioners' rights as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.» Most important, " the fact that the university officials agreed to the search gives it no validity." The decision in Katz v United States, 389 U. S. 347, 356 (1967) gives more detail: "In the absence of... safeguards of judicial consent and supervision, this court has never sustained a search upon the sole ground that officers reasonably expected to find evidence of a particular crime and voluntarily confined their activities to the least intrusive means consistant with that end. Searches conducted without warrants have been held unlawful 'notwithstanding facts unquestionably showing probable cause,' Agnello v United States, 269 U. S. 20, 33... for the constitution requires 'that the deliberate, impartial judgment of a judicial observer—be interposed between the citizenand the police ' Wong Sun v. United States, 371 U. S. 471, 481-482....' over and again this court has emphasized that the mandate of the Fourth Amendment requires adherence to judicial processes,' United States v Jeffers, 342 U. S. 48, 51 and that searches conducted outside the judicial process, without prior approval by judge or magistrate, are per se unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment — subject only to a few well-delineated exceptions." The exceptions are searches "incident to an arrest," in the course of "hot pursuit," and with the subject's consent. In short, "when the right of privacy must reasonably yield to the right of search is, as rule, to be decided by a judicial officer, not by a policeman or government enforcement agent." Johnson v. United States 333 U. S. 10, 14 (1948).

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The following is a brief summariza up a college community. The summary change. The enrolling of a student in an ii rights, especially that of being accorde accord special rights or privileges. Th volving the possibility of major pens In discussing due process the Uni any analogy of student discipline to cri| specifics for hearings were noted: 1. A notice in writing of the charge 2. A fair hearing. 3. A decision based on substantial d A federal district court in the Blue sense before students may be suspend] student had no right to professional lej Dixon decision and a number of other that the college has an attorney then hearing proceedings, the United States] requirement for confrontation or cro ruling.) A suspension prior to a hearing c would pose some "imminent danger" formal or informal, they may be suspJ Institutions having some form of t maximum flexibility in procedural po effect that student developed codes an students. The United States District Court fol student conduct are provocative." Th general terms. (Some authorities arg may require from students superior el include an emphasis upon both rights i wording of the previously noted Bluefi of speech carrying responsibility not The courts have generally recogn student and institution. This is the basj of importance which they possess. M

Campus Police Chief Neil Smith By THALIA F. GERACHIS Wli.it are your rules and functions? Our primal*) rules are to protect life, property and enforce the law Our function if to assist the College in enforcing College regulations. (.} What are some general directives for handling students? Fortunately for us, we have never arrested a Ixmgwood student 1,1,1 l,li '' doesn't moan they aren't subject to arrest if they violate the law Q. What are some general directives on student use of buildings and equipment? The use of buildings and equipment are set up by the Administrative staff or department heads. Proper authority must be obtained from the prop* r source, i.e., the use of the Cabin. () Why do you wear pistols? Have you ever used them"7 We wear pistols to protect the public and the life of the people we re intrusted to protect. Hopefully, we will never have to use these pistol* Q I low has the Miranda decision affected the way you so about enforcing college rules'.' None. Q. Is intimidation your most effective tool? N«>. we try not to intimidate anyone. There are four kinds of persuasion: friendly persuasion, set an example, coaxing and as a last resort threaten of arrest. Q. I )o you have to obtain search warrants? If an occasion arises that we wanted to search, we would have to obtain a search warrant. This is not to be confused with a Student Government search warrant. Due process of law and search and seizure must have a warrant. Q

«.thgs.udcWnts- kmd °f SPeCia' U'aining d° °ffiCerS °btain in worki"g As of July 1.1970, all police officers hired thereafter must have 160 hours of police training Our training center is in Lynchburg and we've set up a program of 400 hours of formal training, even though the Statute is only 160 hours. This training covers every aspect of students Every 2 years thereafter, they must have 40 hours inservice training Ever) police officer on this campus has from 9 to 140 credit hours towards his degree in Police Science Note: Chief Smith later sent the following as an addendum and Sndum

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Financial Aid, Admissions Mr, Groneweg By THALIA F. GERACHIS Q. — Will financial aid in the future be used as a lever to keep students in line? Not to any greater extent than what is already being done. To be eligible, students must meet a grade requirement, regulated by the Federal Government. We go by these federal guidelines and their restrictions. We're playing with their ball, so we play with their rules. Q. — What is your interpretation of legal rights of students to hearings after financial aid had been taken away? There are appeal procedures that students do follow. Q. — Prospective students must sign a statement agreeing to conform to rules and regulations of Longwood College. Since this is signed before the student is fully aware of such rules, does Admissions plan to continue this practice as a requisite for application? It is under study at this time so I won't comment at this time.

Dr. H.I. Willett By ELLEN CASSADA Q. What are your interpretations of the rights of students? A. Students basically have the same rights as any other individual, which means by becoming a student you don't surrender constitutional rights. There are two exceptions that students enjoy. First, state law enforcement agencies have left it up to institutions to handle most of its own affairs, i.e. stealing through the honor system. On the other side, as to the fact that students are housed in facilities that belong to the state of Virginia, for purposes of enforcing college rules, the rights of search are different than they would be. This applies only to violations of college rules. If there is to be a search prosecuted in court, we have to follow rules of a search warrant. Q. How would you define the In loco parentis theory? A. As far as legislature is concerned, it is basically gone. I do not feel that a college does or should act in loco parentis. At one time, the body of thought was that an institution should stand in place of parents. It has pretty much gone by the boards and there is a general movement away from it. Q. How would you define the contract theory? A. As it pertains to college, there are different points of view. Individuals who attend a college come into a contract situation whereby everything governed by contract would embody student rules, the handbook and catalogue. It is our feeling that certain elements of the contract relate to students. The relationship of students with the college goes beyond a contract one. There are obligations and responsibilities on the part of both that go beyond this arrangement. People who purely believe in the contract theory tend to become too legalistic. Following this too far tends to lose the human relationship.

Dea By MAR Question: What are your interpret! voluntarily give up rights when he mi Answer: My interpretations are sti adopted by the Board of Visitors on Ri, align myself. And no, I don't feel that si be. The statement on Rights and Respi that. Question: What are your opinion: parentis theory? Which is in operation i Answer: The two parts of the quest) parentis. This is an either or question ai Question: Do you feel the college ( civil rights? Answer: No, and I don't think Lonj on Rights and Responsibilities. This sta Question: In reference to the fre amendment, are college records open fc Answer: The freedom of informs records. Records are not available to I records as provided by law. Records ca the student. Also, under the Family E and parents are provided access to offi the student's educational process.

Residence B By Q. What are your interpretations o: A. I think they're fair. They're jus bind anyone. Q. What are your opinions conce theory? Which is in operation at Long* A. I didn't know it was in effect Q. In reference to the freedom of I are college records open to interested I A. No. I think the student can go sf


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NDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE LAW Revised September 15, 1972 al legal points of interest to the various groups which make the law and its interpretation are subject to almost constant e Process er education does not deny him his general constitutional air play. At the same time student status does not generally led that students are entitled to a hearing in situations inl Proceedings t Court for the Western District of Missouri has stated that ;s against adults or juveniles is not sound. Three procedural the evidence. nt until proven guilty.) has stated that it is not necessary to have a trial in the legal iring is required. In this same case the court noted that the college hearings. This principle also is contained in the 2nd I be noted that some authorities feel otherwise. In the event : be accorded the same privilege.) In dealing with further r the Western District of Missouri has ruled that there is "no >f witnesses." (A number of authorities disagree with this ispension nly in situations where that student's presence on campus i the event that a person refuses to attend a hearing, either ime as they do attend. tor Systems honor or judicial system have generally been permitted the due process is observed. There is opinion, therefore, to the iewed by the courts as superior to those rules imposed upon ork of College Rules strict of Missouri has noted that "detailed codes of prohibited fiat the college should establish conduct rules in more or less oproach.) The same court has further stated that colleges conduct. Many experts believe that any conduct code should =s. The legal backing of such an approach is contained in the which called attention to the concept of the right of freedom se. nal Relationship |j of some form of quasicontractual relationship between the college catalogue and student handbook assume the degree written promise to obey college rules contained in the ad-

missions application constitutes a deterent to violent and unwarranted conduct. 7. Double Jeopardy The courts have repeatedly ruled that a person may be tried both by the courts and the institution if the action of the defendant violates the regulations of both. This does not constitute double jeopardy. (From a technical standpoint, the principle of double jeopardy is a criminal law concept. The courts have agreed that college hearings are not criminal proceedings and, therefore, criminal law procedures do not apply.) At the same time, colleges should not attempt to duplicate the actions of the courts where violations of the law have no relationship to college policies. There is a considerable body of thinking, however, that the college has a right to exclude persons convicted of certain felonies where the felonious conduct might pose a threat to the institution and its students, i Such a person would probably be rejected by most admission committees.) 8. Self-Inrrim inat ion

At this time, the courts have ruled in a number of cases that there is no applicability of the 5th Amendment clause on self-incrimination in college hearings. It is, therefore, reasoned that a student testifying at a disciplinary hearing may be disciplined if he refuses to answer questions or testify. Certainly such refusal may be weighted by the student judicial board or court in reaching a decision. The courts have ruled that information given by a student in such a hearing may not be used against him in subsequent civil prosecution. 9. Off Campus Control The institution has a right to control student conduct off campus when, according to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, such conduct is "relevant to any lawful mission, process or function of the institution." 10. Student Privacy The courts have ruled that college officials have a right to search student rooms without a warrant where there is a sound basis for expecting the existence of a situation promising harm or danger to other students and the institution or in situations where there is sufficient reason to suspect that a crime has been committed. Search should be limited to such cases. Prevailing opinion on suudent records calls for respecting the privacy of such records except with student permission or where a clear and present danger exists either to persons or property. 11. Campus Speakers The courts have ruled that speaker ban regulations are illegal. Rules pertaining to scheduling procedures must be reasonable. In scheduling, it is considered reasonable to insist on a rebuttal or question and answer period. A prospective speaker may be denied the use of campus facilities if a clear and present danger of violence exists. The courts have ruled in a case involving Clemson that the institution had a right to deny the use of its facilities to a multi-state convention and that this did not constitute a speaker ban. 12. Campus Organizations The purposes of an organization must be legal in order for that organization to qualify for campus recognition. Many feel that illegal purpose is the only basis on which recognition can be denied. An organization which advocates violation of the law such as the violent overthrow of the government or the violation of campus polices would not be eligible. Affiliation with a national organization in and of itself does not indicate advocacy of the law violation. This should be determined on the basis of the campus group involved. Recognition of an organization does not necessarily carry with it the promise of campus financial support. 13. Required Dormitory and Dining Hall Utilization In a Ixmisiana case, the federal courts have upheld the validity of a college requirement making it mandatory for certain groups of students to reside in college dormitories and to pay a college required fee for eating in college facilities. r*. -:,*-*. m 'w i

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Dean Swann student handbook. The statement jibilities is the policy with which I d their civil rights nor should they kiopted to protect the student from contract theory and the in loco vhy? lent. Longwood does not act in loco r or situation. lege upon itself of denying student Âť, let me refer you to the statement tudents from that sort of thing. 0 information under the Buckley jers of the public? > the right to privacy of student er, students do have access to the 1 when a release form is signed by and Privacy Act of 1974 students Dllege records which are related to

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By MARTHA McCOTTER Q. If Residence Board rules can be proven unconstitutional without going to court, will they be taken out voluntarily by Residence Board? What procedures should be followed? A. This question can be best answered in my opinion by members of Residence Board. I certainly feel that any rules which proven unconstitutional should be changed. Such changes should be executed in the manner suggested in our Student Handbook: the change is recommended to Residence Board who approves and submits the change to Legislative Board. When Legislative Board approves it is then sent to the President for approval. Q. Do you think the students have the same rights to privacy as people in their own homes? A. Privacy is the right of all people. Residence Hall life is not structured in the same manner as a private home. Because of this institutional structure of two different people or three different people in one room certain impositions on privacy must be expected. I cannot say then that students in a residence hall do have or can have the same privacy as people in their homes but I certainly support the concept that people must have privacy rights. Q. Do you consider it proper for Residence Board to restrict the student right to free association in reference to the opposite sex? A. Residence Board is composed of elected or selected members of the student body. Any rules or restrictions imposed by that board I assume are the collective opinion of the voting student body. Therefore, if the right to associate freely with members of the opposite sex is restricted I would assume that this represents the opinion of the Student Body. Q. Are there any general directives from Residence Board to handle stress situation? If so, what are they? If not, why not? A. I am not aware of any stress situations. If you would elaborate more on what you mean by 'stress situation,' I may be more able to relate to this question. Q. If a student breaks a Residence Board rule is he also libel for a Judicial Board offense? A. Again, Residence Board would be better able to answer this question. In some cases this may be true. However, generally it is my opinion that Residence Board can hear the case and make a deter-

mination without referral to Judicial Board. Of course, Honor Code violations connected with the Residence Board trial would necessitate Judicial Board action.

Judicial Board Ruth Bourne By JEAN POSSNACK The following interview was conducted with Ruth Bourne, chairman of Judicial Board: Question: In your opinion, do Judicial Board procedures protect procedural due rights of students? Answer: Yes, I feel that they do. Our procedures are set up by the Attorney General and because this is a state school, any appeal has to stand up in a higher court. Question: What is your opinion on the establishment of the offices of student defenders and prosecutors? Answer: Many people think there is a conflict of interests. We are looking into having a special investigative board (composed of approximately six people) and when a case is turned over to Judicial Board, instead of the chairman and vice chairman in it, it will be the investigators. Their job will be to present the case to the Board chairman, they will handle the procedures of the trial itself, and the eleven Board members will make the decision based on the facts presented by the investigators brought out in the trial. As it is presently set up the chairman and vice chairman do the investigating, and they present the facts to the Board. The chairman cannot vote and cannot express an opinion but the vice chairman can. We have student counselors that can help the accused and they present any evidence or any facts that they feel are pertinent to the case. It's the job of the student counselor to present any witnesses in the defense of the accused. Question: In regards to civil disobedience, does Judicial Board think it is right to enforce rules that have been proven illegal and unconstitutional? Answer: I don't know of any rules that we enforce that are unconstitutional. The search and seizure procedure has been set up by the Attorney General, and he has given Dr. Willett the authority to (Continued on Page 8)


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Judicial Board (Continued from Page 7) okay a search by Judicial Board (without a written warrant). Question: Are there any procedures in effect that you consider unconstitutionaln Answer: No. Question: Do you consider them all to be constitutional? Answer: Yes. Question: What is your opinion of the privilege of restriction freedom of association and inquire through campus disciplinary actions? , Answer: When someone is on trial we ask them not to reveal any part of the trial proceedings. I feel that it is to the student's benefit; if nothing is ever said no one knows that a particular student has been on trial. I feel it saves them embarrassment. As far as I know.there has never been a student that has been reprimanded for talking about a trial. There is a protection built into the handbook, and it is a Judicial Board offense to intimidate a witness. I feel that would go for the accused as well. If I knew of any Judicial Board member who did so I would certainly speak to them.

Legislative Board Susann Smith By STORM TOPPING Q. — What is your opinion as head of Legislative Board on the right to freedom of assembly in imposing mandatory approval requisites for establishing and continuing the operations of student organizations? A. I think it's good because it provides another check and balance. If you don't have a system like this then there's no way you can eliminate prejudice and discrimination. Through the system that we have now we can be assured that organizations will not discriminate against any student.

What's The Use ??? By LAURIE McCULLOUGH After spending approximately three years, four months, and 5 days as an official, duly enrolled student of Longwood College, I have come to realize something that greatly depresses me. I am still asking many of the same questions and wondering about many of the same issues that I was asking and wondering about so many moons ago. The depressing part of this situation is this-no satisfactory answers seem to have surfaced as yet. This process is known in some circles as "beating one's head against the wall". I would rather refer to it as "repeated but polite inquiry". I do, however, often find myself saying "What's the use?" For instance—What's the use in having a trial by our peers, when often, after our own special brand of due process of law has been enacted and suspension has been invoked, the decision can be

amended, reversed or softened by one or two mysterious people? More than once, students who Judicial Board thought they had sent home have reappeared on campus for no apparent reason. Isn't that strange? What's the use in having a long, drawn out, and often painful process for the modification of. college regulations (i.e. last spring's policy changes regarding open house, etc.). That took a long time, but it's a good system and the outcome was satisfactory to almost everyone involved. This year, we go home for Christmas, we come back, and PRESTO—we no longer have to sign in after hours at Campus Police! Did THIS policy come through proper channels? Was it instigated by Residence Board? Voted on or approved by legislative Board? I doubt it! While we were all home eating plum pudding and rockin' around the Christmas tree, a policy change was made.

After having had it explained to me twenty times, I am still not too clear on the search warrant question. Granted, my head is rather thick and my lack of understanding could well be due to my own ignorance, but other people seem to be in the dark (or, at least, in the dusk) about this too. So far, here's what I'm absolutely sure on: In case of search by a judicial or residence board representative or campus police, an official search warrant isn't needed. even though it really is, but we already have the authority to do that, although we really don't but we can get it anyway, because the Attorney General is sitting at home waiting for our emergency call, and besides, he's a nice guy. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. Some issues, even though we are enlightened on them over and over again, are about as clear as mud. Maybe I should try asking, just one more time.

WHOM SHOULD I SEE?

SEE Dean of the College Assoc Dean of the College or Asst Dean of the College

Dean of Students Assoc Dean of Students or Asst Dean of Students

Director of Financial Aid

Secure on-campus employment Obtain part-time employment Obtain scholarships

IF YOU WISH TO Discuss academic problems which cannot be resolved by faculty advisers or department chairmen. Resolve exam conflicts. Get permission to enroll in summer courses at another institution or to take work by correspondence. Discuss personal problems Discuss social regulations Obtain information about sororities Arrange for late return to campus (groups) Arrange for campus sales Withdraw from the College Check activities calendar Make room changes Make change of address Secure financial assistance Discuss financial problems

Director of Placement

Discuss job opportunities Obtain information about placement opportunities

Registrar

Make changes in courses Obtain information about courses to fulfil requirements for degree or certification Obtain information about grades

Head Resident Resident Advisers

Discuss personal problems Report defective lights, plumbing, etc.

Director of Lankford Building

Reserve rooms for meetings Check for lost and found items Get change for small bills (Also available in Information Office)

For further information on whom to see, please check with any member of the Administrative Staff.


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Alpha Lambda Delta To Initiate By MAUREEN HANLEY preliminary trial has started." loopholes. Also she would like to Last year a new committee was She also stated that "the student see the penalities revised and for formed under legislative board to should request a student some type of therapy to be assist and advice students on counselor at the judical or offered to the student instead of By JEAN POSSNACK Hughes, 1975-76 president, this is trial for both judical and residence board preliminary just suspending them. Alpha Lambda Delta is a a very good number. In the last residence board offenses. After a hearing; because the hearing will Beth also stated that she national freshman honorary two years, they have had more lot of resistance by both students be stopped until a counselor gets "wished more students would be which has its own chapter here at than in previous years. and faculty, because of the fear there. Then she will investigate aware of the student counselors Longwood. To qualify for The ceremony will be by that the trials turn out be a Perry the case for the student. "A lot of so that they can use them when membership a freshman has to candlelight and they will have the Mason courtroom annex, and times, Beth said, during a they need to." Also, she said, that receive a 3.5 average the first pledging of the new officers. The after revising its form three preliminary hearing, when there "it would help if more members semester or have a cumlative of a newly elected officers are: times, the committee for student isn't a student counselor, of student government would 3.5 at the end of the freshman President, Ann Johnson; Vicecounselors was finally passed. the accused student will get support it. Since the student year. During the sophomore President. Karen Simpson; usually go Secretary, Cheryl Parks,; Approximately three to four scared while answering the counselors do come under the year, members weeks ago applications for questions and as a result confuse student government then the inactive, but they remain Treasurer, Lee Wann; Editor, student counselors went out. her story; but when a student counselors deserve the support of members. Alpha lambda Delta Sandy Haga; Historian, Dixie and Honors Council After they had been turned in the counselor is there she can help every member, since these is active in Honors Council, has Hurd; an Oktoberfest booth, Representative, Kathy Hughes. the student get her story present student consulers students are holding an office and participates in an interest fair. It Invitations have been sent to interviewed individually the straight." are responsible to the students. also gives a senior book award the parents of the new members. candidates and then chose four At present the counselors are Starting soon there will be a list new members. These names working with Ruth Bourne on of the counselors' names posted and a senior certificate for those Mrs. Parrish (faculty advisor) and Dean Heintz (an honorary were then sent and passed by several possible alternatives to in every dorm, with two people on who keep their average up. Sunday, April 11th, at 2:30, member) will preside over the legislative board; and the new the trial system. Beth said that duty every week or anyone else student councelors are Martha she "would like to see the cases that you want to call. So, if you over thirty freshmen will be ceremony. Afterwards there will McCotter, Ellen Cassada, Cathy presented in a different setting have a need for these counselors' initiated into Alpha Lambda be a small reception and Barcalow and Mary Louise with definite guildlines because aid then use it because that is Delta. According to Patti Ixmgwood is cordially invited. McCraw. So, these people will at present there are too many what their purpose and job is. work with the present student counselors, who are Beth Rafferty, Cathy Lowe, Martha Morris, and Ellen Reid, and their advisor, Mr. Crowl, in aiding students during their trials. To acquaint the new student counselors with the judical nuine interest in the students but with the procedures followed by they are needed. By RUTH BOURNE board, in order to give the new who have had no formal legal There should not be a double the Boards and can help explain In the March 2,1976 issue of the counselors experience. training. standard for anyone. If you know to the accused what to expect The reason that this committee Rotunda the results of a poll of a Student Government officer In the survey some students during a trial. They present was formed, according to Beth conducted by the news paper said there was a need to have witnesses on behalf of the who breaks the rules you should Rafferty, "was that a lot of Editor concerning the Student fixed penalties for each violation accused and bring out any facts turn them in to the respective students were questioning the Government Association were for the sake of being consistant. they feel are important to the Board. Board members are dealt right that they should have had published. The comments were As it is set up now penalties are case. Anything that you say to with more severely when they during their trial. Also, at the interesting and many students designated according to the them is confidential. are brought before the Board. If time, there was a need for an made valid suggestions. members of the Boards do not Stealing has become a wide seriousness of the offense and the One hundred twenty seven organized group who could aid respect the rules how can other circumstances surrounding it. spread problem on campus. Each the students in presenting their students feel that the Honor Because there are never two stolen article is investigated and students be expected to uphold System here at Longwood is case." cases that are exactly alike it is the administration is kept posted and respect them? Board The basic job of the counselors, effective where forty six students impossible to assign fixed as to the seriousness that this members should be the first to set stated Beth, is "to be with the did not. These results are penalties. problem is taking on. Students an example for others to follow. student during the preliminary encouraging. The Honor System One excellent suggestion Judicial Board is the only can help cut down on stealing by is set up by and for the students. hearing and work with her up to received in the comments from locking their doors and turning in and during the trial to present her If it is not supported by the board that has the power to all the reports for stolen articles. the poll was for a separate version of the story. The students essentially there is no recommend suspension. The Student Government officers investigative board. Their sole counselors can call witnesses to honor system. Without an honor recommendation is taken before sit at the head table for purpose would be to investigate testify and here their major system all tests would need to be the Review Board which reviews communicative purposes. If they the cases for Judicial and the evidence and passes the part is to ask all of the witnesses, proctored. recommendation or imposes a need to discuss problems this is a Residence Boards. Ways to Surprisingly enough there were both for and against the student, good place. When they are all incorporate thepi into our present questions. At the end of the trial many comments from students lesser punishment. If the decision together in the same place each system is UIKLT study by the the student counselors will make expressing a reluctancy to report of suspension is upheld, the Dean day they can be found easily if judicial Hoard. a summary, pointing out various Honor Code offenses. If you of Students will notify the student believe in the system you must be on trial of the outcome and allow things about her client." willing to see to it that others them to contact their parents. Beth said that "a lot of people Put all your love in our basket. uphold it also. Students feel The suspension does not go on the do use the counselors but there Send the reluctant because they dread to permanent record. It only goes are a lot of cases where the be the ones to turn in an offense if down as a withdrawal from •S3 FTDC«* students don't realize the school. This is an advantage over there is a possibility that the seriousness of the trial until the student may be suspended. It's many schools such as Va. Tech. always hard to suspend someone where the suspension is filed with records. This from school and as time goes on it permanent r* Amercian Potpourri" never gets any easier. Some definitely affects your chances of consolation may rest in the fact transferring to another school. (Continued from Page 1) When asked the question about that when a student breaks the is the Jubilee. Jubilee is a It's <i loving gift of fresh, Residence Board handling and 'f thr wonderful I Honor Code he isn't being fair to musical celebration of America's fragrant spring blossoms f * p)/!/) arrangements we enforcing alcohol regulations one himself or to the other students 200th birthday. This very special in an embioidered, wovei *Hj A have lot you to hundred thirtv students reolied show features over 20 authentic who support it. basket. It's the perfe< t ^4;',^ to family and fne One faculty member with a yes and forty five felt they way to send yom songs and dances from the r*VV I his I aster, .end oui should not. The policy now, partly I astei greetings Vr.it -*^ y^baskel ol love rhey II Revolutionary Period and traces questioned the need in signing the as a result of the poll, is that oui shop and i love v »u loi it the vital story of America's birth pledge. Signing the pledge to your Residence Board will handle the work serves as a constant through the actual words and majority of alcohol cases. In melodies written by our first reminder that there is an Honor extreme 12.50 drinking cases Code and each student is patriots. Residence Board can refer the & Saturday night will feature expected to uphold it while they case to the Judicial Board. 15.00 are here at Longwood. cartoons in the Snack Bar and Student Counselors are an Judicial Board deals with several "specials" in the food asset to the Boards. They are a lying, cheating, and stealing, line. Baskets select group of students chosen The weekend is designed for none of which should be handled because of their interest in their 10.00 & 12.50 the prospective student and is lightly, although one student did fellow students and the workings HUN I KUW n«» HtUJMBl sponsored jointly by the Student feel that the Judicial Board takes of the Boards. They are familiar infractions too seriously. 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Dr. Richard G. Gruenhagen, Professor At VPI, Presented Toxicology Lecture On March 30 By JO LEILI "I'm really glad to be hear because I, like all of you, am really concerned about the problem," stated Dr. Ricard G. Gruenhagen professor of plant pathology and extension plant pathologist at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, as he opened his lecture on "Chemical Pesticides-Benefits versus Risks." The third in a series of special topics seminars, sponsored by the longwood College Department of Natural Sciences, centering on the theme of "Toxicology, the Basic Science of Poisons," the discussion was held on Tuesday, March 30 in Jefferson Auditorium. A reception held by the Lynchnos Society followed in Room 103. Believing that there is a definite discrepency between "what's true and what isn't and then again what's in the headlines about pesticides," Dr. Gruenhagen initially felt the need to define some basic terms concerning his topic. The professor first explained the benefit or risk ratio of a pesticide as being actually "a mental process we all go through for a number of things in life which have risks. How great are the risks and how great are the benefits?" He claimed that the word "pesticides" is greatly misunderstood as pesticides cover a broad range of topics, for example, an insecticide which kills insects and an herbicide which kills unwanted vegetation." Environment, Dr. Gruenhagen said, "is defined as the surrounding or total of the circumstances surrounding an organism or group" and that man altering that environment "could sometimes be good as in draining a swamp to produce usable land." Lastly ecology was discussed because "we today have many eco-freaks who have destroyed the true meaning. Ecology is the science of relationships between organisms and surroundings." Focusing on the risks as opposed to the benefits of pesticides, Dr. Gruenhagen stressed the need to develop a personal value judgement about this issue, stating, "this value judgement is up to you, and I hope my talk will help you form your own benefit-risk ratio." The hazards of a pesticide included the fact that "pesticides are after all poison; they kill humans, wildlife, and desired vegetation," are also "subject to extensive misuse," and "do not always have too well known long term effects." The listed benefits were "increased food quantity, quality, and reduced food prices. Pesticides protect one's health and also one's surrounding." Next, evaluating the authenticity of pesticides' risks, the professor claimed, "Yes, it's true that pesticides are poisons, which immedicately brings to mind one word â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bad. Of course, a Greek philosopher once said, 'The amount is the poison!" Dr. Gruenhagen explained that actually abuse of simple aspirin is more poisonous than many pesticides. He said that "it kills more children under five years of age every year than all the childhood diseases combined." and that if "evervone here were to take between fifty and sixty tablets, one half of us would be dead by tomorrow." Discussing some of the fallacies behind drug or poison testing and studies, the result of which make some of the outstanding news headlines, the Doctor used his Cyclomatic case as a prime example. With this study, he said that a "twelve ounce bottle of a soft drink contained maybe one grain of cvcomates. Yet an adult would have to drink about 552 bottles of this soft drink daily or eat 220 pounds of hard candy daily to be comparable to the levels of cyclomates used in test animals to reach the no effect level." Dr. Gruenhagen, stating again that to be realistic, a pesticicde must be poisonous to kill bugs, stressed however that, "of the 273 fatalities due to poison, 35 per cent were due to internal medicines. Iiess than seven per cent of the deaths were caused by pesticides." Citing some "Typical gems of death cases from my Toxicity file," he gave cases of people drinking pesticides incorrectly stored in soda. wine, and beer bottles and plastic water jugs, a child who drank herbicide solution from a soda bottle, a man who drank a pesticide kept in a beer bottle, a woman killed by a pesticide stored m a wine bottle, and an addition fatality poison storage in a plastic water jug. "All of these people have some things in common," explained Dr. Gruenhagen. "First of all, they're all dead. Second of all, they all died from ingesting a pecticide, and lastly every one of these deaths was due to human failure." He illustrated how "then the headlines will read 'Pesticide Kills 27 year-old woman," yet not say that the death was due to carelessness, stupidity, or perhaps even a lethel intent." Ah* domestic animals have been killed by pesticides, but "again due t human ignorance as in faulty spraying of a near a dairy pasti e." Headliness about endanged wildlife have included, "Ma. ive Fish Kills," and "Pesticides Cause Thin Egg Shells in Wild irds." Clearing up these statements, Dr. Gruenhagen said that es, about 14.826,000 fish killed by pesticides. But industrial wast' account for 88 per cent of this and pesticides about two perct it." The thin egg shell theory was actually tested in wild birds, some fed varying levels of DDT and some given none. It was found that the environment of the birds had a more determinative effect in egg shell production with "birds fed no DDT but placed in an industrial setting having thinner shells than DDT fed birds. Perhaps stressed caused by man is actually more of a deciding factor than any injested poison." The last risk discussed was a sensational recent headline: "DDT can Prevent Photosynthesis in Sea Plankton," which would mean an eventual chaos in the eco-system and resulting oxygen leak. However, Dr. Gruenhagen once again showed faulty testing to cause these results as "DDT can prevent photosynthesis in plankton, but DDT is only 1.2 parts per billion soluble in sea water. The actual experiment done used DDT disolved in alcohol with a solubility of fifty parts per million which did of course interupt photosynthesis." Then Dr. Gruenhagen moved to the known benefits of pesticides which, first of all protect food from pests. He quoted statistics that "even with use, food losses run into 25 million a year. In India

three million people face starvation daily and this country with little pesticide use has a five to ten per cent crop yield annually. Without pesticides America's own crop yield descrease by thirty to fifty per cent." He felt that pesticies protect the overall quality of foods such as preventing "worms in apples or weevils in flour." Pesticides also hold down food costs as Dr. Gruenhagen stated "in the United States with extensive pesticide use, we spent 20 cents to 22 cents per $1 for food. In Russia with less use, 53 cents per $1 is spent and in Nigera 75 cents per $1 is used for food." The professor estimated that U. S. food costs would double or triple with total pesticide elimination. Lastly public and personal health was discussed with insect caused diseases of the 14th century Black Plague, the early 1900's San Francisco epidemic, and the flea perpetuated bubonic plague listed. Dr. Gruenhagen mentioned that "Diseases carried by insects have killed more people than all the wars since the beginning of time. In the past, almost one hundred thousand cases of malaria occurred in the U. S. annually, but malaria is not virtually unkown due to spraying. However, anti-pesticide fanatics have stopped Florida spraying, and malaria carrying mosquitoes have now again been found as far north as New Jersey." The professor seriously emphasized the issue of reoccurring diseases spread with the example; "Someone at a lecture once asked me how many song birds died when officials started to respray due to 17 encepholitis outbreak cases, which did stop after spraying. Really all I could answer was 'How many birds are worth the life of one child?" Feeling that wildlife cannot only be injured through pesticide abuse, but helped by proper use, he explained that "One hundred thousand New England roses have been denaded by the gypsy moth which can be controlled by spraying. Fanatics had spraying stopped, however, which resulted not only in an aesthetic and timber loss, but in a home environment and ecological unbalance for the very animals these people tried to protect." Closing his lecture, touching on home environment improvements by roses or shrubbery dusting, and the "the simple fact that I don't think cockroaches and other common pantry insects are too good," Dr. Gruenhagen desired to leave his audience with the intelligence to "get behind the news headlines, develop a sound evaluation, and then decide upon this issue for yourself."

Registration For Next Semester To Be Held On August 31st By MARTHA McCOTTER Registration for the Fall Term this year will not be held on reading day according to Dr. Wells, Dean of the College. Registration will be held on August 31, the day before classes begin. Dean Wells cited several reasons for the change this year. At the Student-Faculty Retreat it was recommended by a number of students that registration should not be on reading day. Also the change is occurring because of the number of changes that occur over the summer in a student's plans. Dr. Wells added that because of the late date of registration this year the lateregistration fee of $5.00 usually not enforced, will be imposed this

year on students who register late. The Freshman Advising Program will go on as scheduled this summer. However, Dr. Wells was very emphatic about the fact that upperclassmen will not be blocked out of lower level courses due to already registered freshmen. Dean Wells mentioned that many department chairmen will contact their majors for advising this Spring. She also encourages students to contact their advisors before leaving for the summer. Dean Wells also said that those people involved in planning the course schedules for next year are very interested in student input concerning courses they would like to see taught next semester.

Summer Program Established The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has announced their summer program for 1976 for undergraduate minority students. Those eligible for selection to the program must be minority students enrolled in the final quarter or semester of their junior year of study at a state supported institution in Va. They must indicate an interest in pursuing a career in higher education. Also they must be in good academic standing as judged by the current institutions and be recommended for the program by their faculty advisors or some other appropriate persons at their institutions. An educational stipend of $90.00 per week will be paid to the participant. The total stipend for the program will be payable in

two equal payments: one during the program and the final payment at the end of the program. Funds for tuition, books, room and board, laundry and other fees directly associated with the program will be paid to the host institution by the State Council of Higher Education. Application forms and all accompanying materials must be received by the State Council of Higher Education no later than April 15, 1976. Selections will be announced by May 10, 1976. Acceptance must be filed before May 31, 1976. Application forms may be obtained by writing directly to: Mr. James A. McLean, Coordinator of Enrollment Research, State Council of Higher Education, 700 Fidelity Building, 9th and Main Streets, Richmond, Va. 23219.

SUPPORT THE BL00DM0BILE APRIL 8 Student Government Dinner Held By MARY LOUISE PARRIS Tuesday night, March 30, the Legislative, Judicial and Residence Boards got together in the Banquet Room for the Student Government Dinner. Mr. T.C. Dalton spoke about the relationship between Virginia state government and the government of a state-supported school like Longwood. Mr. Dalton said the Virginia government was divided into three branches: Executive branch, Judicial branch and Legislative branch. The administration of Longwood is also divided in three ways: the President of the college, the Dean of Academics, and the Dean of Students. The student government is also divided into three boards: the Judicial Board, the legislative Board and the Residence Board. The role of the Board of Visitors was explained by Mr. Dalton as well. The Legislative Board meeting followed the Student Government Dinner. Under old business the Judicial Board proposals were again discussed. The representatives expressed the feelings of the students they talked to about one of the proposals in particular, the Strict Campus. "Any student who is placed on Strict Campus is confined to the immediate college grounds and local churches. Anj ,ime that the student is not invo ved in academic activities or attending meals, he is to be confined to his room and should not socialize with other students or friends. If it is deemed necessary, the Board may require that the student check in periodically." This Strict Campus would be used as a punishment for a period of two to four (2-4) days. Representatives said that many students didn't believe Strict Campus would be enforceable. Ruth Bourne and Anne Hurt, from Judicial Board, explained that it wasn't up to Judicial Board representatives to be policemen running around enforcing Campuses or Probations, because Longwood operates on the Honor Code. The Legislative Board voted on and accepted the Judicial Board proposals, including Strict Campus and the rewording of some of the general terms such as Campus and Probation. Under new business, the Residence Board proposal on Coeducational Residence Halls was introduced. This proposal defines the areas of the residence halls that are open to nonresidents of the opposite sex during the hours other than Open House hours. This proposal will be voted on by the Legislative Board at the April 5 meeting. Ideas for participating in Student Union's Pitch-in Week were discussed. It was decided that the Legislative Board representatives would wash the college buses as their contribution to Pitch-in Week. A Student Activity Fees Committee Constitution Amendment was explained to the Legislative Board members. The amendment states that the Student Activity Fees Committee would allow individual organizations more freedom in the use of profits generated by the individual organization.


Show To Be Held On April 9th The Longwood College Lancers invite the public to their FIRST ANNUAL SPRING HORSE SHOW. It is to be held on the 9th of April 1976, at Hampden Stables from 2 to 7 p.m. The stable is located near HampdenSydney College. Any student that attends Longwood or has taken riding classes out at Hampden Stables can compete. There will be six ribbons awarded to each class. The breakdown of the classes are as follows: 1 — Go As You Please a. for beginners b. for advanced beginners c. for intermediate-advanced 2 — Equitation a. for beginners b. for advanced beginners c. for intermediate-advanced 3 — Pleasure Class a. for beginners b. for advanced beginners c. for intermediate-advanced 4 — Pairs — for intermediateadvanced ONLY 5 — Trail Class — open to everyone 6 — Egg and Spoon Race a. for beginners b. for advanced beginners c. for intermediate-advanced 7 — Reserve Champion and Champion a. for beginners b. for advanced beginners c. for intermediate-advanced

Tennis Team Maintains Its Undefeated Record By DIANNE HARWOOD The Longwood College Tennis Team remained undefeated as they posted a 4-1 victory over VCU Tuesday, and a 4-1 win over Mary Washington on Friday. This gives the girls an overall record of 4-0, with two matches to be played before the state matches April 15-17. longwood played their first indoor match of the year as they stopped VCU on their home courts. Due to a time limit on the courts, the girls were forced to play on pro-set with a three minute warm-up. "The girls adapted to and played well under the circumstances," said coach Phyliss Harriss. "Their timing is a little off, but we can work it out with practice." Sandy Watkins lost the only LC match to Jean Kruse, 8-4. Other matches scored were: Diane Lowman defeated Cathy Couldstein 8-3, Dee Donnelly defeated Debbie Bausermann, 8-0, Dianne Harwood, Lisa King were victorious over Meriwether Wilson — Robin Bouldon 803; and Gwen Koechlien — Pat Dameron won over Jean Cole — Becky Snyder 8-4. Longwood took its fourth match at the I^nds of Mary Washington by a 4-1 score. In single Dee Donnelly defeated Joey Casky 61, 6-1, and Sandy Watkins had a default victory over Kathy Shefist when Miss Shefist injured her back during the warm-up. Diane Lowman was defeated by Cathy Cesky 1-6, 7-6 (5-1), 6-4. In doubles, Harwood and King defeated Trish Spratl, Cathy Latham 6-2, 7-5, and Gwen Koechlien-Mary Barrett defeated Pam Barnes and Nancy Ives 6-1, 7-5. The next LC match is at Averett College on April 6. Lynchburg will travel to Longwood April to take on the Longwood Ladies at home.

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By DIANNE HARWOOD The Longwood College Archery Team traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this past week end to participate in the U.S. National Indoor Archery Championships. "The competition was fantastic," states coach Sally Custer. "Our girls shot with and against the best archers in the nation, as well as several Olympic archers. We shot well but we have a ways to go before we can shoot up to that caliber. The girls competed individually in the Fita II — and 900 Round divisions. In the Fita II Division, which is two-thirty arrow rounds at twenty-five meters, Carolyn Henshaw's 482 score was tops for L.C. Miss Henshaw was followed by Kitty Wray, 392; Colleen Blakley, 389; Carol Lewis, 350; and Cathy Carter with 308 (top score 600). In the 900 round Henshaw was high again with 677; Blakley scored 630, Kitty Wray 547, Carol Lewis 404, and Cathy Carter scored 305. "I was pleased with the teams performance" says Ms. Custer. "We had three girls who were new to archery competition all of whom did well. It was good experience for the team."

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Art Department Activities (Continued From I*. I I "Nostalgia and the Contemporary Artist," a national traveling exhibition chosen by Ivan Karp. The artisit is classified and classifies himself as a realist. He has generally worked in a series, finding that one idea led to many variations, and he has pursued these in individual works. His Master Artisits series involved 12 to 15 drawings and paintings of Edward Hopper, the American painter who preceded him in the realist school; his Cezanne show was approached in the same fashion and culminated in a large painting of the great Cubist master before his last work, "I-.es

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Grandes Baigneuses." He tht*)ld car which ended his life, developed a similar series of and another, a painting of writers and of American folk William Faulkner with the same heroes, including John Wayne inward, remote expression. Martin has made them his kin. and Richard Petty. He talked with pleasure about In a recent interview Bernard the 25 to 28 works he is bring ing to Martin talked about his attitude towards drawing, that most Farmville They are of people, personal art. He prefers to work interiors, and landscapes. "I've from photographs which have the gone back to landscape after composition already set, leaving twelve years,'' The works are all him free for "pure drawing" new and will be shown at which is his consuming interest. longwood for the first time. In conjunction with this He spoke somewhat reticently of the inner satisfactions of art. exhibition which* runs from April "You wait until one day 2 to April 29, the artist conducted something licks — and then a drawing workshop on Monday, you're off." That click has led March 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. him into two penetrating studies, to 12 noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday among others: one of them a through Friday, and 8 to 6 p.m., painting of Jackson Pollack brooding on the running board of Saturday and Sunday.

STUDENTS For the first time in over two years, Dr. Quentin Vest will present a poetry reading on the Longwood Campus. Included will be new works that have never been read before. The date is Tuesday, April 13,1976 at 7:00 p.m. in Wygal Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Gyre.

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Inter-Religious Council Replaces YWCA As Campus Religious Organization By KATHY STEWART Spring has come, bringing with it a new organization to IxHigwood campus: The new organization known as the Longwood College InterReligious Council for IRC, for short) is the product of several months of hard work to come up with a suitable replacement for the now defunct YWCA. The purpose of the IRC, as stated in its constitution, is to "coordinate activities of denominational or other religious groups on campus," to strengthen communication between groups, and to "encourage understanding of differing religious viewpoints." In addition, the IRC will plan and act as sponsor for special campus-wide activities. One such project which the IRC has already begun is its "Rise and Shine Breakfast-Fellowship." This is a special event which will be held one morning each week during the tenten season up until Holy Week. During Holy Week (April 12-16) the breakfast fellowship will be held every morning. The entire student body, faculty, and administration are invited to attend this fellowship which is held in the banquet room beginning at 7 a.m. Those wishing to attend are asked merely to fill their trays and enter the banquet room when they are able. Following breakfast a member of the faculty, administration, or student body will present a special devotion focusing on the time of Ix'nt and "the events leading up to Easter. The first [RC breakfast fellowship was held on March 23 in which the lead-off speaker was Dr. Henry I. Willett, President of Ixmgwood College. The second breakfast which was held Wednesday morning, March 31, featured Dr. Marvin Scott, Chairman of the Department of Natural Sciences, as its main speaker, and in the following week Melissa Crick, a freshman and featured performer at Wesley Foundation Coffee Houses, will perform for the fellowship breakfast held on April 7. In addition, the Meshejians, Susann Smith, Chairman of Legislative Board, and Tafara, a folk singing group from the Baptist Student Union, are some of the guests scheduled to speak and perform during Holy Week. According to its constitution, membership on the IRC is open to all "denominational or religious faiths represented in the student body of the college." Any religious group wishing to be represented on the IRC may appoint a student representative to serve as a member of the VIRGINIA NATIONAL BANK

council. In case of the representative's absense, the group may send an alternate to serve in the representative's place, and the alternate may exercise the same voting privileges as the group's regular representative. The IRC has four officers chosen from among the representatives — a President and three officers-at-large. This year's president is Connie Barbour, representing the Baptist Student Union. Kim Turnball, representing the Lutherans, Mary Lucy Wilson, representative of the Roman Catholics, and Julie Burner, representative of the Episcopalians, were elected officers-at-large. The IRC would like to express its appreciation to Rev. John

Emmert, the Episcopal campus minister, for acting as general chairman during the months when the IRC was getting organized. In addition, the IRC would like to thank Dean Heintz from the administration and all the other campus ministers and group advisers who contributed their time, advice, and support in helping to form the IRC. While the IRC may never achieve the status of a major campus organization that the YWCA once occupied, the organization hopes it can achieve a broader outreach than the YWCA had when it decided to disband. Many members of the administration, By STORM TOPPING faculty, and student body felt The Freshman Class there was a definite need for such Production entitled "It's a Three an organization on campus, and it is the IRC's hope that it can fulfill Ring Circus," was presented Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. this need.

Freshman Class Production Presents "3 Ring Circus"

Longwood Inter-Religious Council L. to R. Mary Lucy Wilson, Julie Burner, Kim Turnbull, Connie Borbour (Pres.).

in Jarman Auditorium. The idea behind Freshman production is the traditional "Thank you" to their sister class for helping freshmen through their first year of college life. A "summary" of the freshman year, the program consisted of three acts, with the clowns adding a special skit of their own. Each of the acts presented activities in the life of college students; orientation, sorority rush, dining hall meals, mixers and Chi. Chairman of Freshman production was Petie Gregg, Cochairman was Cam Oglesby and stage manager was Meryl Phelps. Script writers for "It's a Three Ring Circus" included Teri Dunnivant, Betsy Whidden and Reeny Manly. Everyone who participated in Freshman production worked almost nightly to ensure a success, Caty Rafferty, clown, added* her feelings about the program "It was worth all the hard work and effort. It was fun and thafXs the way it should be."

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SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS Second Semester, 1975-76 Session

March, 1976 Examination Day and Date

Morning 9:00-12:00

Arternoon 2:00-5:00

Wednesday April 28

None

English 100 (all sections)

Thursday April 29

10:50 Tuesday

2:00 Monday

•1:00 Monday

Friday April 30

11:00 Monday

3:25 Tuesday

•9:00 Monday

Evening 7:00-10:00 None

Saturday May 1

8:00 Tuesday

3:00 Monday

Monday May 3

9:00 Monday

U:50 Tuesday

•9:25 Tuesday

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8:00 Monday

•8:00 Tuesday

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9:25 Tuesday

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