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The Spelman spotlight. (Atlanta , Georgia) 1957-1980, March 12, 1980, Image 6

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Spelman Spotlight March 28, 1980 Page 6 Strength through Diversity AUC NEWS Housing Is S.W.A.C.ed By Torri C. Brown Were you, by any chance, one of those unfortunate souls who slept outside on February 23 or March 1 to get a dormi tory room for the 1980-81 academic year? A true sympa thizer was Carolita V. Jones, the recently elected Advisory Board Chairperson of the S.W.A.C. Organization. While conducting a random survey, about the housing coalition, several students mentioned how helpful and dedicated Ms. Jones was. In an exclusive interview with the Spelman Spotlight, Ms. Jones discussed a number of housing concerns: Q What does S.W.A.C. stand for? A Spelman Women’s Action Coalition. Q Was one of S.W.A.C.’s activities this year to help in the organizing of dormitory room sign-up? A S.W.A.C. is the advisory board which has five commit tees and housing is one of them. We met with the administrative committee to determine this years’ housing. As a result, we tried a new policy which was the Squatter’s Rights. Q What’s the Squatter’s Rights? A Rising juniors and seniors have the option to keep their room the following year. We also felt that seniors should have first priority and a separate sign-up day. We took a survey of how many people would be interested (in squatting) and the majority said that they would. Q Do you feel that the re gistration for housing went well this year? A The day designated for rising seniors to sign-up went much better. However, I was a little disappointed in the re action of the rising sophomores and juniors who signed up on March 1. A few people panicked and went out at 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. which forced a panic because everyone else had to go out too. Q From your eyes did it seem like the students were satisfied overall? A They were disatisfied because of the weather and the fact that they were forced to stay out all night to get decent housing. Q What suggestions do you have that will improve the whole process? A We’ll probably look at the plan again with the administra tive committee and see if any improvements can be made. We’ll be back at the drawing board. Q Is there any thing else that you would like to comment on? A Yes. Although we did have to go through such bad (weather) conditions, I appre ciated the cooperation that the students gave. To be more specific, students gave the following viewpoints on housing: “Carolita especially, . and the other few S.W.A.C. members that helped were spectacular. It ran very smoothly but some people went out early (the previous night) which caused some panic. Carolita was very helpful and she brought donuts and hot chocolate to the people out in line, she did all of this on her own. Pinkie (Carritta) Holliday Freshman “I’ve come to the conculsion that even though the rooming system is unorganized, because there are dorms (that are) better or worse than others, there is no system that will work fairly. Theresa Preston-Junior “I feel that the housing situation has improved a great deal from last year - it gives people a chance to reserve their room if they choose to and the system is without as much chaos. Susan Corbin-Sophomore “I was very satisfied by the way in which rooms were signed up this year. It was much easier and there was not mass confusion. In my opinion those that did stand in line to sign-up for rooms conducted themselves very well.” Viola Marion-Junior Jones Testimonial Banquet Date Set For April 5 f 1980 Dr. Edward Allen J ones, Professor of French and former Chairman of the Modern Foreign Languages department at Morehouse College will be honored with a testimonial din ner at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta on Saturday, April 5, 1980. The dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. The distingueshed author and educator is being honored for fif ty-two years of outstanding ser vice to Morehouse College, his alma mater. Born in Indianola, Mississippi in 1903, Dr. Jones received his elementary school education in that city. In 1918, he enrolled at the Morehouse Academy. Upon graduation, he entered Morehouse College and graduated as the class Valedic torian in 1926. Dr. Jones continued his education at Middlebury College, where he received the M.A. in French in 1930. His Ph.D. was earned at Cornell University in 1943. Dr. Jones also studied at La Sorbonne. Universite de Paris, where he graduated with highest honors in 1936. Dr. Jones began his teaching career at Morehouse in 1927, and has remained on the facultv until the present time. He was Chair man of the Modern Foreign Languages department from 1930 until 1977. He was named Calloway Distinguished Professor of French in 1970. The official history of Morehouse College, A Candle in the Dark, was written by this out standing author. He is also the author of Voices of Negritude. He has written more than thirty articles and numerous book reviews. Dr. Jones currently serves as a member of the Atlanta Consular Corps. He served as President of the Grand Jurors Association of Fulton County in 1979, and is chairman of the Executive Com mittee of that organization in 1980. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Big Brothers/Sisters Association of Atlanta. Dr. Jones serves as Vice- Chairman, Board of Deacons of the First Congregational Church in Atlanta. For ticket information, please contact Dr. Charles Meadows, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia 30314, or telephone 681- 2800, extension 247. NEWS BRIEFS Morehouse Observes 113th An niversary, Two Honorary Degrees Awarded Challenging Morehouse men to “put your efforts behind the areas of unemployment and the problems of society today”, Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, Pastor of the Abysinnian Baptist Church and Martin Luther King, J r. Professor at Rutgers University, delivered a scintillating address to a con vocation audience at the 113th anniversary of the founding of the Atlanta institution. Speaking on the theme “The Men of Morehouse, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”, Dr. Proctor stated, “Morehouse men have earned places of usefulness and honor, a prophecy set forth by Henry Lyman Morehouse (the man for whom the college is named). He added, “There are two ways of knowing Morehouse—by its location and geographical position and by the high expectations of the faculty and staff for its students.” Citing the recent record of the college, Dr. Proctor stated, “Morehouse under the leadership of Hugh Gloster has achieved ac complishments unmatched in history. Black people must ex pect a lot from the Morehouse men who have been trained un der the leadership of Dr. Gloster. We must constantly find new solutions and tactics to social problems.” Before Dr. Proctor’s eloquent address, Dr. Hugh M. Gloster, President of Morehouse stated, “One hundred and thirteen years have passed since this school first opened its doors, and what has happened in little more than a century is a miracle of modern times.” A.U.C. Orchestra The A.U. Center Chamber Or chestra, under the direction of Heinz Trutzschler, held its an nual Concert in Sisters Chapel. New UNCF National Pre-Alumni Council President Program highlights featured violin solos by Spelman students Emily Black and Odrie Chap man. They performed the famous Concerto Grosso for 2 Violins and string Orchestra by Antonio Vivaldi. The 30-member Chamber Or chestra includes 15 Spelman Lorenza Phillips Butler. Jr. has been elected National Pre- Alumni President for 1980-81. The announcement was made during the 34th Annual United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Convention in Detroit. Michigan. A constituent unit of the UNCF, the National Pre-Alumni Council assists the UNCF in organizing students for the UNCF fund raising campaign. As president Butler will represent over 67.000 students attending the 41 colleges and universities of the UNCF. A junior majoring in mass communications at Clark College, Butler is an exchange student from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Butler said his biggest goal as president will be to encourage students attending UNCF schools to become more involved in the political process. “Being involved in the political process is extremely important for the survival of black colleges and universities,” he said. Students: Emily black and Odrie Chapman, Concertmistress and 1 st Violinist; Carol Moses, Anita Reynolds, Stacia Fisher, Rachel Young, Lorraine Jones, and Lillian Jackson, violinists; Anita Bryant, violist; Peri Mello, Cellist; Linda Capers and Judity Erwin, Pianists; and Stephanie Gordon, Pamela Scott, and Melony Matthews, Flutists. The Chamber Orchestra also performed works by Corelli, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, and Haydn. This Concert was part of Spelman’s Centennial celebration. James Butcher Appointed Acting Director of Drama at Spelman Mr. James Butcher, Visiting Professor of Drama, has assumed the position of Acting Chairman of the Drama Department at Spelman. He succeeds Dr. Frederick Hall, Jr. who will con tinue his responsibilities as chair of the Fine Arts Division. Dr. Hall will be increasing his in volvement in the planning and implementation of a Fine Arts Festival in celebration of Spelman’s Centennial. Photography In The Atlanta Historical Society’s exhibition of Atlanta Women: From Myth to Modern Times, several photographs of Spelman students in various ac tivities are on display. You may view the exhibit in Walter McElreath Hall, 3099 Andrews Drive, N.W. An alumna, Effie Wilder, ’02, has a painting on display in the exhibit. The Spelman family would also like to wish Mrs. Wilder a happy 97th birthday. Religion The Spelman community is in vited to hear special guests each Sunday morning at 11:00 in Sisters Chapel. Reverend Nor man Rates, College Minister, in vites many outstanding ministers and religious leaders to speak to the Spelman family on various topics of interest. 'Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a micro scope." Josh Billings