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the CAPITOLIST Vol. 3, No. 8 "Nittany UN-Screw” Miss Pat Murphy will be retained in her position as assistant to the dean of student affairs. Dean John R. Grimm said “The action was taken in response to a recognized student need. “Through numerous conversations and discussions with students in the past several weeks,” Dean Grimm said, “we have noted a need to which we must respond-that of providing a person who will be on campus and able to assist students in the residence areas. “Miss Murphy evidently enjoys widespread student confidence for this role. “At the same time, we still believe the two posts we were planning to fill in the Office of Student Affairs are vital. In view of this, we will proceed to fill these positions—assistant dean for residence programs and student activities coordinator.” Dean Grimm repeated a proposal he made in the February 24th issue of the CAPITOLIST concerning student involvement in the operation of the Student Affairs Office. Under the plan, a committee STACKS AND BROWN RECEIVE CYD OFFICES by Lee Levan Two Capitol Campus students acquired statewide office with the Pennsylvania College Young Democrats during the organization’s annual convention in State College during the weekend of February 26th. David C. Stacks, junior in Social Science, was appointed executive secretary to State President Donald Steighner. Barbara Brown, senior in Socjal Sciences was elected second NEW STUDENT LOUNGE—Attracted many students to see the comfortable new furniture. The Lounge, located in W-107 next to Student Affairs, will be the location of Thursday's Open Pot Happening. Be there between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. for the "LOUNGE WARMING!" by Doug Megla of students would be formed to provide direct student input. Composed of one student from each undergraduate academic program, the group would be involved in the operation of the Student Affairs Office. It would be concerned with programs, policies, and staff development. “I formally proposed this plan to the Student Senate,” Dean Grimm said, “and I hope they will act immediately so that the committee could meet before the end of the term. I expect this committee to play a major role in assisting us in filling the positions of Assistant Dean Tor Residence programs and student activities coordinator. “Again, I would point out that the intent of this committee is not to bypass the existing Faculty Student Affairs Committee, but rather to complement its efforts and provide for a more direct means of student involvement. “I’ve talked with Dr. Lewis and Miss Prager about this proposal and they have both endorsed the plan as a major step forward in providing for direct student input in the life of the campus.” vice-president of the organization. Dave is currently serving as President of the Capitol Campus Young Democrats, who are in the midst of a membership recruiting drive. The Young Democrats held a dance in the student center on March 2, and also hope to encourage all students to register to vote, especially now that the 18-year-old vote has become law. "All The News That Fits .... We Print" CAPITOL CAMPUS - MIDDLETOWN, PA HERPEL RESPONDS TO SGA ON PARKING Capitol Campus Director Coleman Herpel has submitted a proposal to SGA President Lee Levan with the intention of avoiding the planned SGA backed boycott of parking sticker next term. Herpel proposed that, in a one term trial basis, resident students who park only in their respective parking areas will pay no registration fee. The letter, dated March 5, 1971, sets forth the following provisions: 1. All student vehicles will be registered. 2. Unrestricted parking privileges in designated areas will require a fee of $7.50. 3. Parking privileges for students resident on campus and restricted to residence area parking spaces will have no charge. _4. Penalties will be assessed against students whose vehicles are unregistered but parked in unauthorized areas. In effect, the proposal which has been endorsed by President Levan, will result in a savings to resident students for Spring Term, and give the administration a basis of determining how much demand exists for a two-fee system of parking. The background of the parking boycott, instigated by an ad hoc group of students, was given in last week’s CAPITOLIST. The new direction taken in the lengthy controversy will be acted on by both the ad hoc group and SGA; the latter at its meeting of March 10,1971. Please Help! There is a 2-year old boy that needs our help: He put a vacuum cleaner hose in his mouth and it collapsed his lungs. He is now breathing 5 hours a day with a special lung machine, which is very expensive to operate. Hillel and Elizabethtown College are making a drive for empty cigarette packs. The purpose for the empty cigarette packs is this: For every 100 packs collected, this child’s family can use this machine for one minute, FREE!! PLEASE!!! Put all empty cigarette packs in the boxes that are marked for this cause. Everyone can and is urged to help Hillel collect as many of these packs as possible. This drive will continue until the end of Spring term. It is imperative that we start now, because every minute that we can give this child is a precious minute. Please help in this drive to help this little boy to breathe. Thank you for your help, HILLEL For further information Contact: Sam Korson 944-7923. FROM YOUR FRIENDLY HEADSHQP NANCY SHANE-From the Capitol Campus Head Shop talks with Otis Morse (center) in the televised broadcast of WEEKEND, on WITF-TV. Carrie Nell, Charles Cooper, and Iris Praeger watch from the audience. Need Someone To Care...? That is why the Hot Line is there. For the past few months, a group of volunteers have given of themselves to work on a committee known as The Head Shop. This immediately leads people to believe that we are concerned with drug-related problems. And this is very true. However, this is only one perspective we deal with, concerning people and their problems. Yes, we are concerned about you and we are there to talk to from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. every night! Every issue of the CAPITOLIST brings to public view an article discussing the activities of The Head Shop. Each article is very informative and well-written. However, it seems that each article has failed to communicate the feeling and honest concern this committee has developed. In November of last term there was much attention directed to the problem of drug use on this campus. As a result of the overwhelming paranoia generated among us, The Head Shop was formed with the primary purpose concerning drugs. What most people did not acknowledge was our sole purpose: Communication. The Hot Line started on a voluntary basis. For some sort of criteria we decided that it was necessary for every member to have been through a bad drug experience in order to relate and understand common problems. When the winter term began, there were seven active members, which meant each of us had to work the Hot Line once a week. These people felt that what they were doing was important enough to give that much of themselves. This small group of people became very close and now constitute the core of the Head Shop. In the past few weeks at least ten new people have started training to work on the Hot Line. The criteria of the drug experience has been eliminated because we are expanding to many other problem areas. We are all working together, to dream, to give, and’ to communicate. It is important to keep in mind, that these people March 10, 1971 are not experts in any sense, but they are qualified in the area of caring enough to be there just to talk to you. Complete confidence is maintained at all times. Everyone should make use of this vehicle of communication. And what will you find at the other end of the line? Compassion and a beautiful person to rap with. Don’t hesitate to pick up your phone and dial 944-1033. Sound interesting? Come to our meeting some time. And discover what is happening. We meet every Monday evening at 836 A Jones Street at 7 p.m. DUCASSOUX RECALLED Bill Ducassoux, senior humanities senator, was recalled from office by a 12-0 vote of the SGA Senate at its March 3rd meeting. The SGA apparently felt that Ducassoux’s interest was no longer in the organization as evidenced by his non-attendance at the weekly meetings. An attempt to recall Steve Forman, senior senator at large, failed on a close vote (10 in favor, 1 opposed, and 1 abstention with 12 votes necessary for recall). The week previously SGA had tabled the Ducassoux recall motion by a vote of 7 to 6 for the purpose of seeking out the senator’s intentions. John Fanelly, senior senator from social science, reported to the Senate that Ducassoux was aware ol the proceedings and did not oppose them. A vote was then taken to remove the motion from the table with all 12 senators in favor. Then the recall vote occurred. The vacancy will be filled by a special election in the near future. Again tor reasons of non-attendance, the SGA voted upon recall ol senator Forman but the vote failed by a small margin. It was announced by SGA President Lee Levan that the matter will be voted on again at the next SGA Meeting with a letter going out to Mr. Forman advising him of his status.