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* Happy Holidays Whittier College * QUAKERCAMPUS The Voice of Whittier College Since 1914 Volume LXXVIII, Number 13 December 5,1991 INSIDE THE QUAKERCAMPUS NEWS JEHA REMOVED SeniorTina Jeha was asked to step down from the ASWC Presidential Election Committee for allegedly soliciting votes at the voting table. Page 3. FEATURES PEARL HARBOR Fifty years ago Saturday, Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese bombers. Whittier alumni, who were attending the College when the attack occurred, reflect on that fateful December day. Page 7. ARTS & ENT. VIDEO MANIA Arts and entertainment editor Jenny Colville discusses the growing trend of renting movies and the stereotypes of the movie renters. Page 9. SPORTS POETS WIN THREE The Whittier College women's basketball team has won three out of its first four games, one more win than the Lady Poets had over the last two seasons combined, as they won only two last year and were winless the year before. Page 12. INDEX News T, 3-4 Editorial 2 Comics/Crossword 5 Features 6-8 Classifieds 7 Arts & Ent. 9-10 Sports 11-12 FOR THE RECORD This is the last Quaker Campus of the semester. The next QC will come out on Jan. 16, 1992 and will be followed by another paper on Jan. 30. Administration Addresses Student Concerns By Josh du Lac Editor-in-Chief At a joint BOG-Adminis- tration forum held Nov. 21, ASWC President Alvin Henderson explained why BOG has been in conflict with the Administration this semester. According to Henderson, student input was not solicited until mid-September when BOG sent a letter to the Administration demanding that changes be made in the recently-created Alcohol Policy. 'We were promised before we left last semester... that we'd have input," Henderson said. 'That's not what happened." At the forum, held in an effort to improve relations between the student body and the Administration, President James Ash stated: 'There was no attempt to avoid consultation. We've (now) had some consultation and well have more." After Ash and Henderson made opening statements, a panel of five administrators and four BOG members fielded _ | Eric Berg/Assistant Photography Editor President James Ash (center) speaks on issues of student concern at the Nov. 21 forum as ASWC President Alvin Henderson (left) and Dean of College Life Steve Gothold look on. questions from the over 100 students in attendance. Issues raised included: the possibility of building a student center; the status of the honor code; free speech on campus; improving the library; the future of societies; the direction in which the College is proceeding; and campus beautification. One student, senior Perry Bleeker, said: "Every time I open the paper, it's somebody criticizing the Administration. This forum is a first step...but there's got to be a lot more of this before the community can get back (to where it used to be. President Ash is) trying to flip the coin instead of slowly turn ing it. We're upset about that- we want a more gradual change." According to Ash and Henderson, similar forums will probably occur in the future. "I thought it was very healthy communication and I certainly learned something and I think that everybody who attended did, (too)," Ash said. McGlynn Elected ASWC President; Plans For Term By Adam Webster Copy Editor Junior Kevin McGlynn was elected as the 1992 ASWC President after winning a runoff election against juniorTony Strickland Tuesday, Nov. 26. McGlynn, a business management/government policy major through the Whittier Scholars program, said he ran for President because, "After being on (Board of Governors) BOG for a year (as 5 treasurer) I felt I was qualified. • I could see some problems that the school was having and I felt I could alleviate them." Such problems include the communication between the Administration, faculty and students as well as the morals that the Administration is imposingupon the student body, McGlynn said. McGlynn states four main objectives he hopes will help solve these problems. The first of these goals is "to continue the process BOG is in now" such as the the revision of some of the policies, according to McGlynn. The alcohol policy, free speech clause, the student handbook and the vehicle registration policy need to "be organized in a reasonable manner for students," McGlynn said. "Also (I want to) work on educating people on the honor code this Spring," McGlynn added. "I am not going to let it drop" but on the other hand, "I'm not going to push it on the students," McGlynn said. He is going to open the already approved draft to studentinput and let it be subject to "public referendum." If passed, the honor code would take affect in the fall of 1992. Secondly, McGlynn hopes to "get the Administration back Please see ASWC on page 4. Athenian Appeal Denied By Julie Amiton News Editor A proposal asking for the reinstatement ofthe Athenian society and the possibility of having a pledge class this year, has been denied by Steve Gothold, Dean of College Life. "My decision was made in consultation with the Society Advisory Board and other people on the campus and it was decided that the sanctions should be upheld," Gothold said. The Athenian society refused to comment. A letter was sent to the Athenians from Gothold outlining reasons for the denial. According to Gothold, it was the preference of the Athenian society that the reasons for the denial not be made public. Franklin society President, Chris Jacobs, said "We (the Franklin society) support the Athenians. We feel that societies are stronger when acting together." Jen Dorrance, a sophomore member of the Metaphonian society, said "I am sympathetic towards them (the Athenians), but I agree with the decision." Lancer member, Chris Williams, junior, disagreed with Gothold's decision. "I think that they should have been able to have a pledge class because essentially it (the original sanctions) was a parole-type sentence with strict limitations," he said. "(The Athenians) are not asking for these other limitations to be revoked—at the very least they should be able to have a pledge class." Discrepancies Result in New BOG Election Rules By Adam Webster Copy Editor Due to many complaints and ambiguities surrounding the recent ASWC Presidential election, the rules for the upcoming BOG elections have been revised, according to Rose Huang, BOG Student Services representative. "In a lot of instances, there was nothing written down, so, the rules were changed," Huang said. Such instances that Huang noted were painting the Rock, other infractions of implied rules, the use of the student services stamp, physically removing other people's materials and being responsible for one's own campaign manager. In response to these formal complaints filed by various students, Huang has revised and clarified the rules. Now the rules state that the student services stamp will not be needed on campaigning materials since "theAdministrationcan'tcontrol the election," Huang said. Also, the Rock will be off limits for campaigning and a clause reading "including the mailroom" has been added to the rule stating "No physical campaigning can occur within 100 feet of the ballot box." Physical campaigning was defined by Huang as "people standing there trying to change votes" or having other materials present that may accomplish the same thing. Another new rule states, "No campaign materials may be hung from electrical wires" due to the dangerous nature of that, Please see BOG on page 3.
|Title||The QC, Vol. 78, No. 13 • December 5, 1991|
|Publisher||Associated Students of Whittier College|
|Subject||Student newspapers and publications -- Whittier College (Whittier, Calif.)|
|Date||December 5, 1991|
|Format-Extent||12 pages ; 17 x 11.25 inches|
|Format of digital version||jpeg|
|Repository||Wardman Library, Whittier College|
|Image publisher||Whittier, Calif. : Wardman Library (Whittier College), 2013.|