The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, February 10, 1972, Image 1

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Vo). VI, No. 5
The induction of five new
senators into the Student
Government Association
highlighted the January 31st
meeting. The new senators and
their curriculum: Ron Snyder,
Engineering; Bonnie McSweeny,
Humanities; Joe Perretta,
Business; Bernie Boyle, Social
science; Debbie Young,
Humanities. These five people
where nominated by a search
committee to fill vacancies
caused by resignation or
academic difficulties. The five
new senators will serve out the
terms of the senators they
Dan Ekberg of the Finance
Committee reported that
organizations not using their
alloted funds will be notified to
that effect. Senator Denny
Hassler reported that teacher
and course evaluation results can
now be found in various places
on the campus. Hassler also
stated that the Charter Review
Committee has yet to act on
charters of pending
President Terry Wimmer
announced that a recent meeting
of the Faculty Senate at
University Park specified a
reconsideration of building
priorities, especially for library
facilities and the athletic plant.
Wimmer and the SGA discussed
the cancellation of Prof.
Ambrose Klain’s Environment
Course because, the official
word is, of a failure to meet
specified course nomenclature.
Mr. Walter Slygh, Academic
Services officer, announced
changes in registration
procedures will be forthcoming.
FEB 10th
Farm Show Arena
On Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1972,
there will be a vote on an
approval of a new Amendment
to the Constitution. The polls
are located in the SGA office,
room W-104, and will be open
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The
Amendment reads as follows:
“All senators and officers of
the Student Government
Association must maintain a
2.33 overall average. There shall
be, however, a probationary
period of one term for those
senators and officers who fall to
It was discovered that the
administration has a target of
1,800 undergraduates to fulfill
for the fall term 1972. That
means that between 900 and
1,000 juniors will have to be
admitted. The Social Science
Program announced tentatively
that no new faculty will be hired
in that curiculum this year.
The Senate unanimously
endorsed the Student Awareness
Committee’s Teach-In, being
held on campus this week. The
SGA approved the use of $3OO
by the committee for Teach-In
Wimmer was upset by the
development and release of the
Althouse Committee report. The
report concerns principles of
student participation in
academic affairs. The report
states, “the University is guided
by the overriding principle that
individuals who are directly
affected by decisions should
have the opportunity to
participate in making those
decisions.” Yet the report was
approved in March, 1971 and
took affect in May while the
first time anyone in the SGA
heard about it was last week.
As most of the business
portion of the meeting was
concluded, the SGA became
involved in a debate over student
apathy in the face of
monumental problems which the
students must confront.
Members of the Human
Awareness Committee acused
the SGA of being guilty of
apathy. Wimmer rebutted, “Do I
have to write articles to notify
the students about what’s
happening on this campus”. A
more activist stance by the SGA
was urged. Wimmer cited
another reason for concern.
“This school ‘is getting paranoid
about autonomy from
University Park and about
upcoming accredidation review.
Because it is so paranoid it is
losing many of its best faculty
and courses.”
elaborate on those changes in
the February 17th issue.
a 2.00 overall average. Said
senators and officers shall be
allowed to be on probation only
once during their present term
of office. They shall have full
power while on probation. Any
senator or officer who falls
below a 2.00 overall average
shall be dismissed immediately.”
If passed, the Amendment
will not be retroactive. All
members of the student body
are cordially invited to take this
voting opportunity and
participate in student
"All The Newt Thet Fits .
Simultaneous Chess Exhibition
Last Thursday, the
Pennsylvania chess champ staged
a simultaneous chess exhibition.
Mike Shahade, state champ for
the past two years, displayed his
ability before a huge gathering in
the Gallery Lounge.
Shahade played between 25
a and 30 people at the same time.
The first three people to beak
Mike were to receive $25 each
from the Pennsylvania Chess
Association. As it turns out, the
chess, organization lost no
money as Mike defeated all
Shahade is a junior social
science major from Philadelphia.
The exhibition began at 12:30
with 26 contestants. After the
initial period, other people filled
vacancies created when Shahade
defeated an opponent. In three
hours, Mike filtered through 30
“chess experts.”
DTR Meeting
Delta Tau Kappa, the social
science honor society, will hold
a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 15,
at 7:00 pm. in the T.V. Lounge.
All members and prospective
members are requested to
attend. The society will discuss
plans for upcoming events,
namely a dinner in the spring as
well as a confrontation with a
noted campus official.
Any student in the social
science program is eligible’ to
join if he is at least an 8 term
junior with a cumulative grade
point average of 3.0, based only
on grades at Capitol Campus.
The President of DTK, Jane
Prince, stressed that officers for
next year will be elected at the
end of this term.
Capitol Campus Women’s
Club-formerly the MRS CLUB,
is pleased to announce that
membership is now open to all
women students at Capitol
We Print”
The contestants were seated
around tables forming a huge
rectangle. Mike went from one
player to the next executing a
move each time. He repeated the
procedure until none were left.
His intentness of concentration
on the match were reflected in
his mannerisms. He spoke not a
word the entire time but
constantly rubbed his hair with
water from a cup he carried in
his hand. He kept a towel draped
around his neck and his shirt was
At 2:15 19 players remained
but in the next 15 minutes the
number was reduced to 14, at
3:00, only eight contestants
were left and by 3:30, A 1
Dorney, the last contestant, was
Shahade defeated the
contingent of student and
faculty with the reflected ease of
his superior skill. It was a
stimulating and successful
exhibition. Shahade’s quick
moves and photographic mind
demonstrate his tremendous
chess ability.
Thursday 10:30 A.M. Capitol
Campus “Workshop on draft
Celeste Klein Organizer in the
Harrisburg Peace Center
2:00 P.M. Capitol Campus
Panel: “The New Face of
War/The New Resisting Soldies”
Tim Butz Project Air War,
Washington D.C.
Andy Stapp Founder of the
American Serviceman’s Union
Judy Chomsky GI organizer
with Philadelphia Resistance
5:30-7:30 Communal Supper
at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
550 Wiconisco St. (Pot Luck)
>, 8:00 P.M. Farm Show Arena
Joan Baez in concert (tickets
available from the above
Friday 10:00 A.M. Capitol
Campus Workshop for
Nonviolent Action
People from the Philadelphia
Life Center
Thursday, February, 10,1972
Grubb Report
By John R. Bittner, Jr
APS Managing Editor
(APS) —Recommendations
concerning the Grubb Report
and Penn PIRG highlighted the
meeting of the Council of
Presidents (COP), held Jan. 22 at
University Park.
Presidents of Commonwealth
Campus Student Government
Associations (SGA) attending
the conference discussed
possible recommendations to the
University administration
concerning the Grubb Report,
which deals with the
organization and nnerpa™ Q f
the Commonwealth Campuses.
The report, which was
conducted as part of the
University’s present long-range
planning program, was criticized
by the council as being vague
and ambiguous. “There are very
few people in the University
who understand the report,”
said Terry Wimmer, Capitol
Campus president. “Something
is terribly wrong with this
document,” he added
concerning its clarity.
GOP members said they felt
that the Grubb Report neglected
views on many of the campuses,
with little or no student
interviews conducted during the
Grubb committee’s research.
Representatives of Penn
PIRG, Pennsylvania Public
Interest Group, introduced their
concept to the council, and
asked for Commonwealth
Campus help in supporting and
organizing the group.
Penn PIRG is a
student-directed public interest
group in Pennsylvania aimed at
tapping student energy and
research potential, and
channeling it into constructive
action in the areas of corporate
irresponsibility, consumer fraud,
race and sex discrimination and
environmental pollution.
The basic concept behind
Penn PIRG is to combine
energy, the student base, and $3
or $4 a student to build a
powerful action organization. A
majority of students on campus
can petition the University
Board of Trustees to increase
activity fees by one dollar a
This money can then be used
to hire a staff of lawyers,
scientists, and engineers to work
full-time on behalf of students.
An elected board of student
directors would direct the
professional staff, while enabling
students to contribute to social
problems in a manner which
benefits, rather than interrupts,
their education.
According to Penn PIRG
representatives, the signatures of
more than 50 per cent of the
University students are needed
to provide the group with
enough student support to ask
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