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QUAKER CAMPUS Volume LXXVI, Number 21 The Voice of Whittier College Since 191-4 May 3, 1990 BSU Protest Caused By Perceived Lack of Attention By Amy Szczukowski, Features Editor and Michele Apostolos, Assistant News Editor Sparked by the lack of response from President Ash and the current administration to their proposal presented three weeks ago, the BSU held a rally attended by about 100 students from four schools, as well as Whittier College faculty and administrators in the quad noontime yesterday. The proposal was submitted to Ash and the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) by the Ad-Hoc Committee on black student concerns recommending that a black administrator and black faculty be hired as soon as it is feasible to do so. Tyler said that "He (Ash) completely side-stepped us." After the proposal was made, Ash attended a BSU meeting before making a response which, according to Tyler, "Doesn't address any of our academic problems." A black resident area coordinator was recently hired but wasn't informed until after her appointment that part of the job would be working with black students. Tyler has attempted to contact Ash but has received the "run- around." Tyl er said Ash did not return her phone calls and is now out of town on a road show. Tyler believes that Ash is stalling because it is almost the end of the year. Yesterday's rally was a congregation of members of the Whittier College community as well as black students from four other schools. Also attending and speaking was Jimmy Dickson, President of the San Gabriel Chapter of the National Association For the Advancement of Colored People"! don't think the BSU has been effective," he said after the rally. "I think the administration has avoided them." Other speakers included ASWC President, Paul McManus, Coach Hugh Mendez, and Bill Mullowney, assitant to the President and Katherine Forte, vice president for enrollment and student life, who were present and thus invited by Tyler to speak. 'We hope to be able to respond to you quickly and effectively," Mullowney said. "Our ears are open. We're in this thing with you." Forte said that "If he (Ash) knew this was taking place he might have come home for it." A petition was circulated throughout the rally to "support the BSU in their struggle for justice and equality in education at Whittier College," and everyone was invited to wear red ribbons recognizing this support. At the conclusion of the rally, the group marched to the President's office to deliver the petition and to decorate his office with posters of charts and graphs outlining the minority problem on the Whittier campus. Ash will return to his office on Monday. Nabers Forced To Resign By BOG. Overall Attendance Is A Problem —By Rob Cioe QC Sports Editor Darrell Nabers, Communications Chair for the Board of Governors, has been forced to resign from BOG. The announcement was made by ASWC president Paul McManus at Tuesday's BOG meeting. According to the bylaws of the ASWC "the unexcused absence of any member from five regular meetings will constitute the resignation of that member" from the Board. "I spoke to Darrell three or four weeks ago," started McManus, "and at that point I informed him that another absence would mean his resignation." Nabers, who was not at Tuesday's meeting, found out later in the day of the decision and said that he was not shocked by the move. '"I am not surprised at all. Basically the meetings have been , low in attendance all year," said Nabers. But he also added that "it's obvious that he (McManus) never told anyone that there was only a certain number of absences" allowed. BOG faculty advisor Dave Garland said that this procedure "is rare, but not unheard of." Garland, who has been the BOG advisor for ten years, could recall only two other instances when a . member was forced to resign due to attendance problems. Lately attendance has been a problem for BOG members and McManus has had to make it known to other members of the Board that unexcused absences will not be tolerated. "Lately, it's been really hectic, and it is difficult to find time for 14 busy people to meet," said BOG Secretary Laura Martin. "Paul stressed the fact that attendance is very important, and that some of us may be in danger of having that fifth absence." "The fact that this happened to Darrell will also send a message to some members on the Board that attentance is crucial. There are others who I have told that one more absence and that will be considered their resignation," Paul McManus "We are meeting two to three times a week now, and his (Nabers) vote would have been essential," said McManus. "The fact that this happened to Darrell wfll also send a message Id some members on the Board that attendance is crucial." He continued, " There are others who I have told that one more absence and that will be considered their resignation." "He's lost. He's totally lost, and he's been lost all year," Nabors said about McManus and his problems communicating with BOG. Program Board Chair, Kandis West, when asked about the Nabers resignation said that "at this late date, it really doesn't matter." She went on to say that it was difficult finding time for all the meetings. "The Sunday night meetings extend our week to six days leaving us only Saturday as a day off. I think this may have contributed to the reason Darrell ' was absent alot." "I've had a lot of conflicts this semester," started Nabers. "There's not been one meeting that I've been to where everyone has been there." Nabers looks directly to McManus as the cause of this. "You have to look to leadership. The reason people don't go to BOG meetings is that they see the same things at every meeting, the same problems rehashed over and over." Nabers also said," I'm sick of being on a Board that... doesn't do anything but throw decisions to task forces. I've never seen so many task forces. The Board doesn't have any enthusiasm. Nothing gets done" West said "No one has acted outstandingly this year. There is not one perfect attendance record." West blames the length of the meetings as a factor for some people not showing up. "Most meetings last one and a half to two and a half hours, when last year's meetings ran only one Please see BOG page 3. BOG To Institute Early Morning Meetings To Remedy Attendance SOS Debut See Page 4. By Stepahanie Wiggins QC Staff Writer Due to low attendance by Board of Governors (BOG) members, BOG meetings have been changed from Sundays at 6 pm in various lounges to Tuesdays at 7 am in Platner Hall. ASWC President Paul McManus said, "Attendance has been ridiculous; it's a joke." According to meeting minutes, not one member of BOG achieved perfect attendance this year. Of the thirteen BQG members, six have missed at least one quarter of the meetings. McManus proposed to change the meetings to weekdays because, "many members have projects that conflict with the meeting time. Board members are traditionally the most active on campus. Because they have 110 things to do, it's hard to get a meeting time where everyone is available." Musker'sArt See Page 5. BOG member Dave Donlevy proposed a morning time because "turnout at meetings have been low. We must vote on proposals for new offices." Hector Huffington, Freshman Liason, seconded the motion. BOG Advisor Dave Garland said, "It will be a test of commitment." This year, meetings had been held in the lounges of various dorms, an innovation termed the "BOG Road Show," in an effort to try and get members of the student body to attend the meetings. According to McManus, the effort was fairly successful. "People showed up and occasionally people would wander by and listen. I was pretty happy with it and hope that future Boards will consider it." The time change would defeat this purpose, but "it's the end of the year; we must get voting out of the way for projects that have been proposed," said McManus. "Chris (Perkins) is right, the Board isn't doing anything, part of the premise is that you need to show up," said McManus. McManus referred to last week's editorial by QC Managing Editor Chris Perkins which said that BOG had not done anything this year. McManus said, "Chris is right in the sense that individuals on the Board haven't been as visionary as I would have liked them to be." However, McManus believes that the Board of Governors has accomplished a lot this year. Lacrosse Upset See Page 7.
|Title||The QC, Vol. 76, No. 21 • May 3, 1990|
|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||May 3, 1990|
|Format-Extent||8 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.|