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Budget The Campus Centre Board must reduce its salary budget by $5000 for the year 1979-80, CCB chairperson Bill Groom was informed recently in a memorandum from UW president Burt Matthews.

Thursday

cuts hit campus t . centre

But Groom told Imprint that the money will be taken from the Campus “enrichment Centre’s fund,” rather than the salary account. Groom said that the fund, which presently stands at

$6200 per annum, is used to+ make improvements to the building. The fund henceforth will stand at $1200 per.annum, but he doesn’t think there will be any noticeable difference in the appearance of the Cam-

Are students above admiring the jewellery or surprised at the prices at the Campus Centre Crafts Fair of this week? CC Crafts Fairs are. always ggod events for “window” shopping and enough students must be able to afford the goods as the same stuff keeps coming back. Photo by John W. Bast

Music may move’ td Grebel choir Conrad Grebel College is attempting to keep the University’s extracurricular music programme alive, even though director Alfred Kunz has been released effective June '1,1979. Dr. Frank Epp, director of Conrad Grebel College, said that the finalized plans

University president Burt Matthews who fired Kunz as part of his cutbacks onspending campaign several weeks ago, aexpressed positive feelings towards the Conrad Grebel College venture. The music programme has been in existence for 14

to UW president Burt Matthews announced elimination of the university’s -. music programme. One signature seeker told Imprint h,e alone had collected 150 signatures, and expected to have 200 by the end of Wednesday afternoon. He said that petitions were being distributed in the villages, and that between 30 and 50 people were 1 carrying them. rwon’t be released until Monday when the minor details are worked out. However, internal reports indicate that the Church Colleges Choir is planned to become the University Choir, the Chamber Singers , will become the University Chamber Singers, and a professional instrumental conductor will organize a band and an orchestra. In addition, any other’ needs that arise will be considered on the basis of interest and available resources.

years, and currently has 150 members. Graduate student Paulin Durichen and severa, members of the music programme are distributing a petition on campus urgi~ng Dr. Matthews to reconsider his decision and reinstate the programme. Alfred Kunz said that the music programme can be absorbed by other colleges, or musical associations in the community, “However, there must be music on the University of Waterloo campus.” Leonard Darwen

Ontario Last weekend, Ontario student newspapers urged UW students to support the Chevron in today’s referendum. A motion of support for UW’s official student newspaper passed with one dissenting vote. The Ontario Regional Canadian University Press (ORCUP) conference also rejected a recommendation of the CUP commission calling for condemnation for “certain of the Chevron

pus Centre as a result of the cut. “This is simply in line with what other departments have been asked to do, and we were in the fortunate position of having money to put into it,” said Groom. Matthews told Imprint that all university departments have been asked to reduce their salary budgets by an average of two and cent for one-half per 1979-80. He explained that under the current projections of UW finance, an overall decrease of 2.83 per cent in the salary budgets and an increase of 2.93 per cent in non-salary items is needed. Matthews said that unless‘ the projections ‘are altered, further cuts. will be necessary, including from the Campus Centre budget. Groom thinks that the Campus Centre salaries have already been trimmed as much as possible. “When the co-ordinator’s position was made from a part-time to full-time (job) ,” he explained, “we had trimmed all the ,shifts on the turnkeys that we could possibly trim, without cutting the services.” But Matthews said that the Campus Centre might have to re-evaluate its per: sonnel requirements in the future, since it may not be able to accommodate further bu.dget cuts from non-salaried items. Nick Redding

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30, 1978 Imprint

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htruiler harasses residence women There are two men trespassing in female students’ rooms and startling them, in both the villages and the Co-op Residence on Phillip St., Imprint has learned. According to a Don in Village I, who wishes to remain anonymous, a man has been sneaking into women’s rooms during early morning and watching ’ them while they sleep. She added that the problem has been going on for over a month in the North and East Quads in Village I, and West Quad in Village II. Although the intruder has been able to get into their rooms, he has not touched any of them, she said. Meanwhile, another man has been entering girls rooms in the Co-op Residences two or three times a term for the past two years, according to a Co-op spokesman who also wishes to remain anonymous. He added that the man usually sits at their desks and reads a newspaper. On some occasions he has patted the shoulders of sleeping women. “People in the Co-op residences feel pretty secure at night, so they don’t bother to lock their doors,” he said. “As a result he can gain very easy access intotheir rooms.” He also said that although the nocturnal visits have been going on for two years, nobody, including the police, has had a chance’to catch the culprit. On several occasions, groups of students in the Co-op Residence have banded together and kept a watch unsuccessfully. Recently, rumours have been spread proclaiming that the man plaguing the Co-op Residences has been caught. However, Campus Security supervisor Al Romenco said that he-cannot release any information to students concerning the accuracy of these rumours. But according to the Village I Don, security has increased the number of nightly checks around the villages. The Co-op spokesman said that “if security has caught the man we would have heard from them by now.” Leonard Darwen

Smit ‘makes a snowdanceFederation president Rick Smit allegedly harrassed a Chevron staffer and UW student Monday evening, resulting in a confrontation with the campus police. The staffer, Steve Shaw, came out of the PAC beside the Chevron office when Smit and Imprint editor Nick Redding were throwing snowballs at the office window. Both Smit and

papers

Redding seemed very drunk. Smit danced around Shaw, pulling punches and kicking. He did not strike Shaw. Shaw says- Smit knocked his glasses down his nose. .* Smit is 6'4" an,d weighs 210 pounds; Shaw is 5’7” and weighs 125 pounds. Redding did not participate in the harassment.

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When the police came, Smit argued with them for several minutes after being asked to leave. One officer told Smit and Redding “this is a university, not a bloody kindergarten.” Smit and Redding frequently threw snowballs at the Chevron window last winter. Ciaran

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O’Donnell

Chevron

A motion by the Guelph quires them to hold a one have Imprint expelled from Ontarion to initiate a study one-term vote. the conference, when it into a “national magazine” Also, according to federabegan Saturday morning. to be distributed in CUP tion officials, only 2,200 Their motion failed 7-3-0: papers passed in a 6-5 vote. off-term ballots were mailed Imprint remained as an obThe national magazine was out. server, without speaking opposed by _the Chevron The Chevron attempted to , rights. Ciaran O’Donnell and the Varsity, both influential papers inside ORCUP. - Clarification ORCUP passed a motion Several important points were missing from last condemning UW’s Federaweek’s article on the Canadian University Press tion for violations of CUP’s (CUP) commission report. Imprint did not have a principles of press aucopy of the report, and when commission chairman tonomy. Bryan Bedford related it over the telephone, he omA motion urging UW to mitted major points in the Chevron’s favour. ,t,iT " hold the Chevron referen3Lau. The report described the chevron as “energetic, dedum over two terms passed ORCUP members felt that dicated and attracting new staff.” The commissioners opposition. The condemnation was not without hoped that the paper would “live on and continue to necessary. They passed a Chevron told the conference provide the service to the students.” that there were 4,000 offmotion urging the Chevron However, when Imprint had. asked Bedford term co-op students eligible to discourage intimidation whether students should support the Chevron in the to vote, and that the federaand harassment. for last week’s article, he had refused to tion could hold the referen- referendum, CUP commission chairanswer. man Bryan Bedford re- dum over two terms, if it’ The report also dismisses harassmentas “little mained “adamant” in his wants to. more than personal disputes.” . Federation officials have stand that condemnation Several inaccuracies in the report were corrected at mainta<ined that the petiwas required. He will preslast week’s Ontario CUP conference last weekend. In tion, which requires the reent his position to CUP’s particular, the, report confused federation councillors to become effecplenary in Edmonton next, ferendum and federation directors. tive at the new year, remonth.

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