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QUAKERCAMPUS Volume LXXVIII. Number 4 September 26.1991 Volume LXXVIII, Number 4 September 26,1991 INSIDE THE * QUAKER CAMPUS NEWS LAW SCHOOLS The application pool and enrollment at the Whittier College Law School have increased for the current year. Page 6. KECK LABORATORY An inside look at plans surrounding the new Image Processing Lab. Page 5. EDITORIAL OP-EDS ON P.C. Mike Machado and Anthony Navarrette offer opposing views on Political Correctness. Page 3. FEATURES BULIMIA Features editor Jonelle Ruyle talks about bulimia and the effect that it has had on her life in "Another Set of Ruyles." Page 10. LIFE IN HELL Matt Groening's popular cartoon strip, "Life in Hell" makes its QC debut with "Hell for Beginners." Page 11. ARTS & ENT, METALLICA Hard-core rock group Metallica's new self-titled albumisreviewed. Page 13. SPORTS POMONA UPSET, 1-0 The Whittier College women's soccer team upset the three-time defending SCIAC champion Pomona- Pitzer Lady Sagehens 1-0. Page 16. INDEX News 1,4-7 Editorial 2-3 Features 8-11 Classifieds 9 Arts & Ent. 12-13 Sports 14-16 Whittier Ranks Seventh In Annual US News And World Report Magazine By Josh du Lac Editor-in-Chief One year after Whittier College was dropped from US News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" rankings, the school has returned to the list as the seventh-best regional college or university in the West. The ranking marks the fourth time in the five-year history ofthe annual report that Whittier has been included in the list. In 1987, Whittier was ranked third in the now obsolete category of small comprehensive colleges, and in 1988, the College was number four in that category. In 1989, the annual report changed its format and Whittier received the same ranking (seventh-best regional college or university in the West) that it got this year. "It's nice to be back in, and it's certainly deserved recognition," College President James Ash said ofthe ranking. "It's certainly nice to be talked about favorably by the media. "(However), most (college) presidents and academic administrators... don't view the survey as reflecting a whole lot about academic quality," he continued. Sandra Sarr, Director of Public Relations, said, "The survey is a hotly debated item across the nation in colleges. If you're on, it seems to have some level of importance, and if you're off, it doesn't. "It does have its benefits. It's national publicity...(and) a source of institutional pride for students," Sarr added. In making the report, US News divides schools into five main categories using standard guidelines established by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The categories are: national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional colleges and universities, regional liberal arts colleges, and specialized institutions. According to US News, national universities "offer a wide range of programs, give high priority to research and award many doctoral degrees," while both national and regional liberal arts colleges "award more than half of their degrees in the liberal arts." Because Whittier does not fit within the guidelines of national universities or liberal arts colleges, the school was put in the regional colleges and universities category. "They've changed the categories...andranking criteria Forum Addresses Student Concerns By Julie Amiton News Editor In response to student reactions regarding the Alcohol Policy, a forum was held yesterday afternoon between students and administrators. Alvin Henderson, President of the Board of Governors (BOG), said, "This policy goes beyond the law and starts dictaing standards— standards a community should set." Over 60 students attended the forum, which was sponsored by BOG in order to field any concerns, according to Robert Yowell, BOG Student Advocate. Steve Gothold, Dean of College Life; Ed Malone, Chief of Campus Safety; Dave Leonard, Director ofResidential Life; and Ken Kelly, Director of Please see FORUM on page 4. every year," Ash said. "Part of our problem is that we are a liberal arts college with a law school. I think if s great that even though they don't have a category for us, we keep popping up." Sarr added, "The criteria changes every year...(but) the survey is getting a little bit more comprehensive (which) lends more credibility than in previous years." US News defines regional colleges and universities as institutions that "generally award more than half their bachelor's degrees in twoor more professions." The broad category, which covers 558 schools, is split up into the North, South, Midwest, and West regions. According to last year's report, there are 112 schools in the West region. For the third consecutive year, Trinity (Texas) received the top ranking in the West. Santa Clara University was ranked second, followed by the University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount, the University of Puget Sound (Wash.), St. Mary's College of California and Whittier. Following Whittier were Pacific Lutheran University (Wash.), the University of Redlands, Seattle University, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, the University of Colorado at Denver, California Polytechnic State University, Linfield College (Ore.), and the University ofthe Pacific. Whittier received an overall score of 83.9 on a scale of one to 100 (with 100 being the top score). The overall rankings are based on five areas: financial resources, student satisfaction, academic reputation, faculty resources, and student selectivity. Each school's overall rank was determined by using a percentile system, in which the highest raw score for any area was given a 100 percent value, and all the other percentile scores were taken as a percentage of that top score. The schools were then numerically ranked in order in each of the five areas and weighted: financial resources counted for 20 percent, student satisfaction counted for five percent, and the other three areas 25 percent each. The weighted' numbered ranks for each school were then totaled and compared with the weighted totals for all the others in its category. Whittier's best rating came in the area of academic Please see RANK on page 4. Sarah Gammill/ Photography Editor Steve Gothold fields questions at Alcohol Forum Lake To Speak On KKK By Josh du Lac Editor-in-Chief Free-lance journalist Peter Lake, who infiltrated white supremacist circles and videotaped a cross-burning and a neo-Nazi paramilitary training camp, will deliver a video presentation and discussion of his undercover work tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoover-Lautrup auditorium. Lake infiltrated the Ku Kl ux Klan in Los Angeles in September 1983 after being offered the opportunity by a Klan member. "Somebody offered me a turncoat (a person who reverses his principles)... who gave me a chance," Lake said. "He wanted to defect. He had burned down a synagogue... (and) wanted to get someone to infiltrate. I got the call from a mutual friend." On Dec. 3, 1983, Lake was invited to join 14 white supremacists, including Tom Metzger, a former Klan Grand Dragon and current leader of the White Aryan Resistance (WAR), for a cross-burning in Kagel Canyon (located in San Fernando Valley), Lake videotaped the ceremony and footage was to be used as a recruitment documentary. After the three 15-foot wooden crosses used in the ceremony were ignited^ police officers in riot gear came in and arrested the 15 participants. Lake was not charged because he told police that he was a journalist. " Oh the same videotape, there is a segment which shows men taking target practice at a silhouette city in Northern Idaho. "(That video) shows me practicing with two guys who were Please see lake on page 4.
|Title||The QC, Vol. 78, No. 04 • September 26, 1991|
|Publisher||Associated Students of Whittier College|
|Description||The Quaker Campus (QC) is the student newspaper of Whittier College. The newspaper has been in continuous publication since September 1914.|
|Subject||Student newspapers and publications -- Whittier College (Whittier, Calif.)|
|Date||September 26, 1991|
|Format-Extent||16 pages ; 17 x 11.25 inches|
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|Repository||Wardman Library, Whittier College|
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|Image publisher||Whittier, Calif. : Wardman Library (Whittier College), 2013.|