The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, February 04, 1971, Image 1

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Vol. 3, No. 3
Reprinted from On Campus
Pennsylvania’s college
students have launched a special
campaign to organize their own
statewide lobby group to work
with state government and the
legislature on matters of higher
Student leaders from every
college, university, and junior
college in the state have been
invited to attend an
organizational convocation
March 5,6, and 7 at Penn State.
Organizers of the convocation
also hope to have Gov. Milton
Shapp or one of his
representatives and key members
of the Pennsylvania legislature as
guest speakers.
New Degree Program Proposed
“The people of the United
States possess a country blessed
with great natural beauty and
enormous natural resources,
they earn the highest per capita
income of any nation in the
world and have the highest
standard of living,-and they have
a political system which
guarantees their freedom and the
most powerful military force on
earth to protect it. Yet with all
these benefits, they seem almost
bent upon destroying themselves
and their land. Ecological
exploitation, urban decay, and
deterioration in the quality of
human existence proceed apace,
feeding upon greed, apathy,
hatred, prejudice, fear, and
insecurity. Conditions are worst
in the most densely populated
centers and if predictions that
the population will grow by 100
million in the next thirty years
are correct, only a massive
remedial effort can prevent
national calamity. A
comprehensive program to
improve the quality of living is
long overdue and further
procrastination can only reduce
the chances of its success.”
With this introduction, a
two-part program for a
constructive environmental
study was proposed.
The first part of the program
suggests the development of a
practical study of the problems
characteristic of a particular
region, say the Harrisburg-York-
Lancaster area. The participants
would include outside experts,
faculty members, and students.
This would combine the best of
the planning ideas: the
important theoretical knowledge
of experts, and the pertinent
information from the area which
can be collected and studied by
members of Capitol Campus.
The second half of the
program concerns the initiation
of a curriculum involving the
“study of living,” leading to a
baccalaureate degree. This
includes all areas of study which
would create a well-rounded
background on the problems of
the environment. Some of these
proposed courses may be offered
by next fall. Hopefully, the
actual program will be underway
by the fall of 1972.
The whole idea was a joint
effort of the Enviornmental
Committee and a group of
concerned faculty members
“The idea of the lobby is to
form a group that can convey
the true sentiments and ideas of
the college students of
Pennsylvania”, says James
Antoniono, president of the
USG, and one of the originators
of the convocation.
They include the state’s
master plan for higher education
and Gov. Shapp’s position on it;
lobbying techniques and the
effects of mass action; tuition
and the financial situation of
higher education in
Pennsylvania; voter registration
and how to get the 18-year old
more involved; student
representation on the
Pennsylavnia Board of
by Tom Hagan
including: Robert Brown,
Assistant Dean of Faculty;
Ambrose Klain, Associate
Professor of Regional Planning;
Kenneth Masters, Associate
Professor of Social Science; V.N.
Murti, Assistant Professor of
Economics and Statistics; and
Vedula Murty, Associate
Professor of Mathematics and
This is, as Dan Durante,
member of the Environmental
Executive Committee, put it,
“an important opportunity for
true relevance in education.”
But it has not been the sole
work of a small group of
individuals. The petition for the
environmental courses has been
circulating for approval by the
faculty and the student body.
The response has been good to
date, but more signatures are
needed. If you have not yet
signed the petition, stop in for a
moment at the Environmental
Committee Office in the first
floor west wing.
In addition to the help
needed by signatures on the
petition, a strong response to the
upcoming student-faculty
meeting is important. This
meeting will take place in room
W-104 at 12 noon on Tuesday,
February 9th. Its purpose is to
discuss the proposed program as
well as new ideas. Everyone is
more than welcome. This could
be a significant step in the
fulfillment of Capitol Campus’
original purpose: to introduce
innovative ideas in higher
education. As members of
Capitol Campus, you can be an
integral part of this fulfillment.
DANIEL DURANTE—President of the Environmental Committee
discusses some of the Committee's 1971 plans.
"All The News That Fits .
Education; and the possibility of
a Student Advisory Board for
Gov. Shapp.
“All of these subjects will
form the basis for special
workshops on Saturday March
6,” says Steve Krausen, a
member of the USG, and the
man responsible for organizing
the convocation.
Meanwhile, the state budget
and the effects of reductions on
Pennsylvania’s colleges and
universities will be one of the
priorities of the convocation and
any resulting lobby that might
be formed, says Antoniono.
“We have requested each of
the institutions sending
representatives to the conference
to prepare reports on tuition and
current financial costs. We also
want to compare present tuition
with tuition over the past five
years and to look into changes in
the socio-economic background
of students attending colleges
and universities in Pennsylvania
There has been in the last
couple weeks a great deal of
discussion both verbal and in
print concerning the parking
violations being issued on
campus. Some of the discontent
is based on wild rumors and not
on facts, some of it is based on
the displeasure of having to pay
money for fines when it could
be spent elsewhere and as
always, some of the discontent is
perhaps justified.
The offices of the Vehicle
Registrar, Security, and Student
Affairs have been working
jointly to try and improve the
situations which justifiably have
led to discontent. It is virtually
impossible to alleviate the
displeasure incurred in having to
pay parking fines because as long
as persons violate the regulations
they must pay the fines. The
purpose of this article is to
present some of the facts in
order to dispel the discontent
based on rumors.
The Vehicle Registrar has
recently completed a report for
the Fall Term 1970. During that
term there were 1300 vehicles
(4-wheel and 2-wheel) registered
on campus. This figure includes
792 full-time students, 390
part-time and 118
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to Appear in
Walk Together Children
On Monday, February 8,
1971 the Capitol Campus
Artist-Lecture Series will present
Miss Vinie Burrows in a program
entitled Walk Together
Children-the black scene m
prose, poetry and song. Miss
Burrows whose one-woman
show has won high praise from
critics and public alike in cities
throughout the country brings
to life a variety of poems, songs
and speeches about black
America ranging in mood from
anger to high comedy. Clive
Barnes has said of her, “Miss
Burrows is black, good, and
angry. She wounds and hurts,
giving some of black America’s
most excoriating literature the
whiplash impetus of a relentless
performance yet while angry,
she is not bitter. She is all
woman and full of fundamental
charm. She is a magnificent
performer—she takes us on the
journey of black despair and
white shame from old-time
slavery to new-time Harlem.”
Vinie Burrows began her
career as a child actress on radio.
A graduate of New York
University, she at one time
considered entering the legal
profession, but later changed her
mind when she was chosen from
among 100 aspirants to appear
with Helen Hayes in the
Broadway production of The
Wisteria Trees.
After her Broadway bow in
Wisteria Trees, she appeared in a
revival of Marc Connell’
.’s Green
Pastures and followed this with a
role in the Playwrights Company
production of Robert Nathan’s
Jezebel’s Husband starring
Claude Rains. She took part in a
number of workshop
productions with both the
American Negro Theatre and the
Equity Library Theatre and then
played opposite Eartha Kitt in
Mrs. Patterson. Vinie was
reunited with Helen Hayes,
co-starring with Mary Martin, in
a production of Skin of Our
Teeth which played at the Paris
Arts Festival, Chicago and
Washington, D.C. before its New
York engagement. She played in
Eudora Welty’s The Ponder
Heart, starring David Wayne, and
then for the State Department
February 4, 1971
traveled to Germany where she
appeared in Berlin with
Thornton Wilder and Ethel
Waters in Happy Journey From
Newark to Trenton.
Vinie was featured in
Mandingo. starring Franchot
Tone, and for fifteen months
played the role of Bobo
off-Broadway in Jean Genet’s
The Blacks. She later co-starred
with Earle Hyman in Worlds of
Shakespeare at the Carnegie
Recital Hall. Among her
television credits are Omnibus.
Studio One, Robert
Montgomery Presents, a running
part in a soap opera
From These
Roots. NBC’s Today Show. CBS’
Camera Three-and now
Scene. Contact
appearances on Channels 12, 29,
48 and WPEN’s Frank Ford
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The student government
association has proposed an
amendment to the Constitution
of the SGA at its meeting of
January 20, 1971 by a vote of
10 to 0.
The next step is to publicize
it for at least two weeks before a
special election will be held in
which the concurrence of a
majority of the voters (all
students are eligible) will be
necessary tu adopt the
The amendment reads as
follows (proposed by Eric
Murray): “Upon resignation of
the Vice President of Social
Affairs, the Vice President of
Legislative Affairs, the
Treasurer, the recording
Secretary, or the reporting
Secretary, the SGA president
shall appoint an individual with
the approval of 2/3 majority of
the Student Senate to fill that
office until the next regularly
scheduled election or special
election shall be held.”
This replaces Article VII
Section 2. The SGA president
supports the amendment.
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