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QUAKERCAMPUS Volume LXXIX, Number 5 <i The Voice of Whittier College Since 1914 ir October 8,1992 Hearing Board Asks Freshman Officers Elected McGlynn to Resign by Adam Webster QC Editor-in-Chief The Whittier College Hearing Board has asked ASWC President Kevin McGlynn to resign due to his actions at Showboat on Sept. 8, according to several sources, including a few BOG members. Although Dean of College Life Steve Gothold and members of the Hearing Board were unable to comment on the decision, including what that decision was, sources close to the situation have explained the decision. At a closed meetingTuesday night, BOG discussed the decision and its impact, according to Nicole Winger, Freshman Liaison and Robin Lynn Hickin, Program Board Chair. 'They're trying to force him out of office," Hickin said. "Everyone knows the Administration wants (McGlynn) to resign, we talked about that," she added. Winger added, "Kevin was elected by the student body and we were discussing whether Hearing Board could impeach Kevin." Winger added that she was under the impression that Hearing Board could start the impeachment process and bring it to the students. "There will be a lot of retaliation if they do try to make him resign," Hickin said, but added that this does not mean a resignation of all BOG members, a rumor which had circulated. Winger said, 'To step down would be giving up" adding, "I would not do it. If we go down with the ship, who's going to take over?" Hickin added, "I don't know that it would accomplish a whole lot. I don't think it'll have an effect on the administration; it'll affect the students more and that's who I'm here for." McGlynn said that he could not comment on the decision, but added, "I am appealing the decision." Please see RESIGN pg. 6 by Andy Markowitz QC Staff Writer The new freshman officers for the 1992-93 school year are President Maria Lucia D. de Leon, Vice President David Fujimoto and Secretary- Treasurer Edward Avila. Elections were held on Friday, Oct. 2. The total voter turnout for the election was approximately 180 voters, 54 percent of the freshman class. This was up 10 percent from last year's elections according to Freshman Liaison Nicole Winger, who coordinated the elections. Winger said the whole election process was very orderly and organized. "All of the candidates ran good campaigns," she said. She said it was not a onesided election and there was no disputing the outcome. One idea de Leon included in her platform was advocacy. She feels that since freshmen are new to the school they will have a fresh perspective on what goes on around campus. "I want ■ft:: :' ':'A«a||p. :i#?||§p||pft \ Stephanie Orosz/QC Photo Editor New Freshman Officers: de Leon, Avila and Fujimoto to provide an environment where students feel safe to make these views heard and in turn present them to BOG (Board of Governors)," de Leon said. Socials are a part of her plans for the year. "Every member of the freshman class should feel like they belong," she said. De Leon plans to have several class activities throughout the course of the year. Included in de Leon's plans is a Freshman Integration Advisory. This is a program which can improve the freshman orientation program at Whittier through the suggestions of this year's freshman class. De Leon ran for president because she felt that she was the most qualified for the position: "I have a lot to give and I want to give it to the class." Other reasons that she cited for wanting to be president Please see FROSH pg. 6 Hill Speaks on State Economy Pledging Period Moved to January by Camille Wilson Assistant News Editor California State Senator Frank Hill, representative ofthe 31st District, which includes Whittier, appeared on campus Monday as a guest speaker of the Richard M. Nixon Republican Club. Hill spoke at Wanberg House and one of the major subjects he addressed was the current economic state of California and the "erosion of California's business climate". Hill stated, "I feel that California's stagnant economy has a direct effect on young people. Most college students have to enter the work force within the next four years, and they have a right to be concerned when one out of every four businesses is making plans to relocate out of California." Hill also estimated the state's economy will be troubled for several years and may face a five billion dollar shortage, which will mean further cuts to higher education. In regard to welfare and tax reform, Hill favors less government spending^ less government intervention, and lower taxes. Hill noted that he has not voted for a tax increase in 10 years. "Adding taxes is like adding gas to the fire, it would only make problems worse", Hill said. Hill's welfare reform proposals include establishing a workfare program, which would require welfare recipients to do 20 hours of community service a week. When asked if such a program would assist recipients in finding a paying job, Hill responded, 'The goal of the program is not to teach work skills, but to give people the discipline to get up everyday Jehn Young/QC Photographer Senator Frank Hill and go to work." Furthermore, Hill attributed the unemployment of welfare recipients to a generational cycle where family members "just get use to welfare checks." Hill also gave recommendations regarding the rebuilding of Los Angeles after the recent riots. He suggested that tax credits for business owners and less environmental Please see HILL pg. 6 by Marce D. Scarbrough QC Managing Editor Accepting the recommendations put forth by the Society Advisory Board, the administration has decided to move the New Member Education (pledging) program to the January session and to extend the program to a 20-21 day period, up from 17 days last year. Steve Gothold, Dean of College Life, who was scheduled to teach a class in Europe over the January interim, said he canceled his class to be here at Whittier during New Member Education. Several society members were pleased with the decision. "Every society welcomes extra days... going back to January is better because of the increased number of classes and the involvement of sports (during February)," senior Jason Fish, a Penn and member of the Society Advisory Board, said. "I think the time was a little too compacted last year," Lancer President Chris Williams said. New Member Education was a program developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Society Practices and the Office of College Life last year in an attempt to curb abuses encountered in previous pledging practices. There are four main safeguards to help eliminate abuse. 1. All activities must be attended by the faculty advisor, Please see PLEDGE pg. 6 What's Inside: A Useful Guide to the Quaker Campus News Democratic Club A new political group starts on campus and plans, among other activities, debates with the campus' Republican Club. Pg.5. Viewpoint Open Forum A student and an administrator voice their views on society stereotypes and the correct term for residence halls, respectively. Pg. 3. Features Untitled A student begins a new literary publication in hopes of creating a multicultural forum for such art forms as poems and fiction. Pg. 8. A&E To Party or Not The pros and cons of partying and other methods of weekend or boring time fun are discussed to help provide ideas for social revelry. Pg. 11. Sports Whittier Alum Whittier alumnus Jim Skipper, Class of'73, is now a coach with the New Orleans Saints. He recalls the way Whittier was when he attended. Pg. 14.
|Title||The QC, Vol. 79, No. 05 • October 8, 1992|
|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||October 8, 1992|
|Format-Extent||16 pages ; 17 x 11.25 inches|
|Format of digital version||jpeg|
|Repository||Wardman Library, Whittier College|
|Rights-Access Rights||Property and literary rights reside with Wardman Library, Whittier College. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.|
|Image publisher||Whittier, Calif. : Wardman Library (Whittier College), 2013.|
|OCR||QUAKERCAMPUS Volume LXXIX, Number 5|