The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, April 29, 1971, Image 1

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WRC Banquet
Dan Fiorentino, Dean Lane, and Mom Tuttle enjoy an evening
meal after a busy day of lectures and seminars during the Women’s
Residence Council Conference held at Behrend last weekend.
WRC Delegates
Propose Chang<e
Commonwealth Campus
Women’s Residence Council
Convention delegates have drawn
up a recommendation for action
to be sent to President Oswald
and other University officials.
The proposal, which was written
at Behrend’s April 23-15 Con
vention, requested:
The opportunity for student
participation and vote in matters
concerning residence_ hall
regulations and in other areas
affecting students.
——Clear definition of security
on each branch campus.
Kent S.
A Kent State Moratorium is
being planned for May 4 and 5 by
the Student Union Board of
Behrend Campus. The events are
to consist of three speakers and a
short movie. The speakers are to
discuss student reactions to
contemporary issues and internal
conflicts of our country.
Benjamin A. Lane, Dean of
Student Affairs, will address the
student body on Tuesday during
common hour about the effect the
Kent State tragedy had on
campuses across the nation
during the past year. Hie speech
will be given in the Reed Lecture
Hall- or outside weather per
At 8 p.m. Bishop William
Crittenden, of Erie, will speak on
“Religion and the Cultural
Revolution”. This speech is also
to be in the Reed Lecture Hall or;
Sutside depending on the:
On Wednesday the sth, which is
the first anniversary of Kent
State, Reid McFarlane, a
Unitarian minister from Erie,
will speak on “Civil
Disobedience” in the Reed
Lecture Hall at 8 p.m. ■
Shortly afterwards the movie
will be shown entitled, “A Matter
of Conscience”. The movie deals
with two young men who refuse
the draft, choose their own
alternatives and suffer the
Jftltamj (MS
By Patsy Wheatley
News Reporter
Funds for night assistants
so that curfew can be abolished.
lncreased communications
between University Park and
Commonwealth Campus officials
concerning regulations for
resident students at University
Presidents of the Councils at
Mont Alto, McKeesport, Altoona,
and Behrend signed the proposal.
Dubois also attended the Con
vention, but did not sign because
their dormitories are not run by
the University.
The Position Paper has brought
comments from many of the
people directly involved in its
effects. Robert Baughman,
Business Director of Behrend
Campus said, “I think that his
(James Crawford) comments are
needed. We have been ver
balizing too much.” He went on to
say, “I think that it is an in
telligent and perceptive study.”
Deforest Halberg, Behrend
Campus Security Officer noted
that, “It’s not much different
from what has been set up except
for some specifics.” He also said
that he approves of it right down
the line.
Halberg said that he welcomed
the Position Paper because it
clarified a lot of responsibility
See Page 3
Security Position
Redefined by
The basis of security has been
redefined. In a report known
informally as “The Position
Paper”, it states the limitations
and objectives of the Security
Department of the Behrend
“The Paper” was written at the
request of Robert Baughman,
Business Office Manager of
Behrend, by James Crawford,
Student Government Association
SGA member and approved by
David Carr, SGA president.
“The Paper” acknowledges.
“Security is an important and
necessary part of the Behrend
Campus Community, and
Security should and must be for
the good of all phases of the
Community-students, • faculty,
and administration.”
“The Position Paper” also
stated, “Security must function
as part of an administrative
team-in direct conjunction with
the Office of Dean of Student
Affairs, the Director of Food and
Housing, the Business Office, and
the Student Government
It noted that Security, “should
be as benign as possible. . .” and
that it should never be used, “to
harass individuals, violate the
right of privacy or in any' way
curtail academic freedom.”
This is the first time policies of
the Security Department have
been put on paper. It clarified the
position of the Security Depart
ment on controversial issues:
Security does not initiate
investigations unless requested.
I nvokes
that was looked upon as being the
responsibility of the Security
Department and vise versa. ”
Baughman noted that “The
Paper” is not the final work on
security matters. He said that he
was surprised at the class
parallels between the letters of
security definition and the report
written by Crawford he added,
“As it turns out, I think some of
myreports are alot tougher.”
Baughman also said that
although “The Paper” follows his
own letters, “I will follow the
specifications outlined in my
Both people noted the security
matter is not closed to revisions.
Baughman said “I don’t consider
myself as ever being completely
finished.” He went on to say,
“Any good criticism, if it is
constructive, is needed. I’d
welcome it.”
Captain Charles Skidmore of
the Pinkerton Security noted,
“What concerns me is how the
student body reacts. What we
need is more student input.”
Both Halbert and Skidmore
said the keyword for the ef
fectiveness of the proposal is
cooperation.. Halberg said, “If
they (the entire campus
organization) would all cooperate
with harmony,there is a tendency
for security to remain in size and
in some remote cases decrease,”
Skidmore went on to say,
“Security is a sign of the times.”
By Doug Leichliter
Managing Editor
Security does not enter
Residence Halls or attend student
activities unless specifically
Security is not responsible
for student discipline.
Security should not employ
student informers.
All matters pertaining to
motor vehicles are a part of the
Security Department.
—Security personnel will carry
firearms' when transporting
money, and keep a record of all
instances when firearms are
It also defined security as a
campus service that all members
of the Campus Community should
feel free to use.
Security personnel will also
Marshals Reviewed;
Guidelines Stated
Investigation and review into
the authority, purpose, and
feasibility of the student mar
shals was conducted in 'the
Security Office in response to a
request for re-evaluation by
members of the student body, on
April 22.
Robert Baughman, Campus
Business Manager, called the
meeting to establish clear
guidelines which the student
marshals could follow. He stated
that student marshals are a
“benevolent force” and non
militaristic security group. He
said they are an organization of
students who are able to render
immediate assistance with the
independence to meet challenges
on campus. ~
v Baughman read a list of main
points'which, tierintended as a
suggested guidehne'fbr rules the
student marshalj would decide
upon later. ~
1. All students, staff, and
faculty will always be treated
with respect.
2. Threat of punishment or
retribution will never be made in
an effort to obtain a statement or
confession. (Student marshals
must be advised on the procedure
A Legal Night of Gambling
Las Vegas Night was declared a success by the Student Union
Board. It seems that gambling is a welcome diversion from the
normal round of entertainment available on campus.
man the telephones when the
campus switchboard is closed.
—Common courtesy is ex
pected to be received from and
given to all security personnel.
At the same time, Baughman is
writing various memorandums to
further clarify the points
presented in “The Position
Paper”. These include such
topics as a general summary of
security, the relationship of
Pinkertons to the Administration,
and a position description of a
security officer.
At (he moment, the policies
stated in the “The Position
Paper” are being instated in the
Security Office with such
changes as directed by Baugh
man’s memorandums.
of informing students of their
3.) While any member of the
student body may volunteer
confidential information, such
information will not be solicited
by anyone in the Security Office.
4.) Procedural matters will be
conducted in accordance with
University regulations.
Much of the time was spent in
clearing up misconceptions
concerning the role of the student
marshal. If a student marshal
consorts with other Erie or state
police, it results in immediate
dismissal. They are not
designated as a : group of campus
informants, but to protect the
rights of the student body.
It was reminded that student
marshals could only write traffic
tickets; not void them.
Favoritism toward any.student
would result in dismissal.
The possibility of a Board of
Directors and elected group of
officers was discussed and a final
decision on these subjects will
hopefully be reached during an
upcoming student marshal
meeting. The philosophy of this
group will be determined at this