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Poll's Results
On the surface, the rendu of.the recruitment poll are a very
impressive victory for the advocates of the "open campus" policy.
Unfortunatly, we cannot accept the results as an accurate picture of
the views of 3,000 informed voters.
It is well and good that those who supported the concept of open
campus went out and worked their hardest for that side of the
question. They educated the electorate to their point of view, and
managed to stir up enough Interest to lure a record number of voters
to the polls.
But th*pott it—If fdled. Earlier last week, we stated that we saw the
poll as a definite good, for it stimulated discussion and provoked
thought. We gave the student body too much credit. Too l a t e , w e
discovered that it stimulated only irrational discussion, dealing in high
moral terms and concepts rather than practical considerations, as they
related to those very concepts.
The blame is not to be placed specifically in one particular place.
The responsibility was lodged, however, within a few groups.
Those who inaugurated the poll and were responsible for its being
run properly failed to. elucidate both sides of the argument. More
importantly, they failed to make any provision to make sure that both
sides would be heard in any rational manner. It stands to reason that
if there was sufficient grounds for holding the poll, then the reasoning
on both sides carried some degree of merit. However, the polls'
initiators seemed more interested in breaking voting records, than in
helping students understand the reasons why the poll was necessary in
the first place.
Those who supported the concept of closed or slective campus
recruiftnent made something less than a feeble effort to put their
points across. There was, as has been stated already, merit in the
arguments put forward by some of the advocates of closed campus,
especially concerning such matters as the question of priority of
allocation of funds to placement service rather than something
concerned with academic life. However, when discussion with the
opposition took place, the majority of those who supported closed
campus did so on either irrational grounds or by utilizing faulty logic.
If the electorate had been better educated (undeniably, a fault of
this newspaper also) as to both sides of the question, the results
problably would not have varied to any large extent from those
recorded. But to our way of thinking, the results would have been far
more valid. As it is now, we consider the results of this poll of liitle
worth. The issues became too confused, too muddled, for them to be
understood by the average voter. It seemed to be too much a division
between goodf OPEN CAMPUS—We're i for freedom of speech!") and
bad (CLOSED CAMPUS-~We don't give a damn about freedom of
There were valid points in the arguments of the supporters of the
closed campus policy. Due to an abdication of responsibility on the
part of those who were responsbile for running the poll, and due to
the lack of organization on the part of the closed campus advocates,
those constructive and logical statements were never heard.
Before President Collins uses the results of this poll as conclusive,
proof of the overwhelming support for an open campus policy, we
urge him to inspect the circumstances under which the voting
proceeded. ->-&
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rress freedom
SUNY's Board of Trustees has proposed a policy statement which
would require the free admission of all news media to any campus
event that is open to the public.
In other words, when the general public (students and the Albany
community) is invited to attend a student event, such as an SDS
confernece, the newsmen arc also automatically invited free of charge.
From past experience we know that student activities on this
campus have not been treated at all fairly by the outside press.
Although we agree with the Trustees "Whereas it is the public's
right to know about those matters which may fall into the public
realm," we do not believe that the public can know the truth from the
media's misrepresentation of facts, misquotes and general lack of
understanding in reporting.
We can no longer trust newspapers, radio or TV to report events
accurately. It is common knowledge that their coverage is directed
toward sensationalism. In addition, they view events, particularly
student administered events, through myopic established eyes.
We arc not afraid of new;, coverage, we arc apprehensive and with
good reason, of news being colored to fit what an audience wants to
If the press can be discrimanting in its coverage of campus events,
those who sponsor such events must be allowed the freedom to be
discriminating in its use of the press.
If the press is to be excluded, the event must be advertised as
"closed" campus event, i.e. not open to the public.
EDITORS NOTE: Due to budgetary problems, the Albany Studont
Press will not be publishing regularly in the coming weeks. We will
inform you of the interruptions in our printing schedule in the noar
POLICY NOTE: The aim of the Albany Student Press this term is to
give correct and accurate, but incisive and descriptive, views of the
news. To this end, we have instituted a Features section, which aims
at subjective impressions along with factual reporting. We have also
given our reporters the freedom of expression of mood and
background which may be seen as "coloring the news". We do this not
to advocate any position, but rather to point out sides of issues which
might otherwise be missed.
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Stat* Unfocralty of Ne» York at Albany
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March 18
Friday, March 14, 1969
Student Alliance to
march on Capitol
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By Gale McAllister Staff Reporter
"We are facing something which is probably the most serious
problem the University has ever faced," declared Steve Cherniske of
the Albany Student Alliance in connection with the proposed budget
Students from the 17 campuses of the City University (estimated
between 6,000 and 10,000 in number) will be arriving at the Capitol
12:00 noon Tuesday, March 18. If Albany Students support this
march, it is probable that some reciprocal action will take place and
City College students will come back up on Monday, March 24, to aid
the SUNY march.
Students wishing to participate in the March 18 movement are
urged to attend a coordination meeting today, 2:00 in HU 137.
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All communications mult bt addressed to th*
editor and mutt be ligned. Communication! are
subject to editing.
Half fare dilemma
l o the editors:
The way things are going, you and your readers
are about to lose their privilege to fly at half-fare.
For some reason, practically no one in the
country felt concerned enough about it to file a
brief with the CAB on behalf of the students who
are the users of the cards. National Student
Marketing Corporation was the first to intervene,
followed only by the NSA and the Campus
Americans for Democratic Action.
We cannot, however, win the fight alone. We
need your help. Hearings before the CAB are on
March 12,1969. If we are not successful, everyone
of you, regardless of age, will have to pay full fare
and the half-fare cards which you now hold will be
We feel that if your readers were fully aware of
the situation, they and their parents would want to
do something about it. The best thing to be done at
this point is to send us letters of protest at the
cancellation of the half-fare program. We will make
sure they are forwarded to Congress, the CAB or
wherever they will do the most good.
Time is of the essence!
Very best regards,
Cortes W. Randell
Double Oops!!
To the Editors:
With regard to the editorial of
T u e s d a y , F e b r u a r y 2 5 , c o n c e r n i n g your
recommendation to change the presently required
English composition course to an elective, we would
like to bring to your attention the lack of pronoun
antecedent agreement in your concluding paragraph.
Rosemary DeBonis
Kileen Tracy
Ed. Note: Although this letter was published last
issue, its meaning was changed by an inadvertent
ommission of one line. It is now reprinted in itt
Lopes Dismissal
To the Editors:
The institution so long praised for Its glittering
ideals...the self-righteous body of knowledge that is
unchallengeable because of its holy nature.
We speak of education in terms of schools,
teachers, students-all respectively Identified with
brick w a l l s , well-dressed professionals, and
wide-eyed, innocent children. The fallacy lies not in
the conception of what education is, but in the idea
of its image, its practical existence, We are atuned to
an established image and our thoughts are so glued to
that visualized institution that we do not allow
ourselves consider further images, perhaps more
humanized and natural perspectives of the "school",
the "teacher" and the "student."
If we are to seek a meaningful education in which
sincere human beings are involved in the reciprocal
process of learning—student and teacherHet us
seriously consider the dilemma of a member of the
Romance Language Department at the University,
Mrs. Maryon Lopez—who has been released from
employment as of June, 1969.
Mrs. Lopez has not yet been allowed a hearing on
her dismissal, nor even a clear explanation of the
department's decision. (Her dismissal was announced
last November.) It was implied that her ability in
teaching was not sufficient, but on no concrete
grounds. No one observed her classes or received
complaints from students.
What exactly are the criteria of an "efficient"
teacher in the eyes of a department that claims itself
to be "democratic" in nature, and that espouses
"academic freedom?"
Mr. Lopez refused to resign after having been so
requested, staling that she personally could not
justify a resignation, since she felt that she had been
conducting her classes (promoting the learning
process) to meet the needs of her students and her
own standards.
She cannot compromise on the issue, because it
involves a conflict between her attitudes toward
education and the demands of the administration.
It is impossible to objectively describe a teacher's
way of promoting learning, but there are several
student* who would "testify" in Mrs. Lopez's behalf
reaffirming her capabilities and effectiveness in tht
"classroom", as well as in the time devoted to
personal attention outside the formal learning
As a student body, as a faculty, as a school, we are
presented with an on-the-line issue: What is the image
of education? How narrow are our sights? Mrs.
Lopez's position is a vital case in point. Where do we
go from here?
Barbara Sjostrom
Karen Fallesen
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responsibility for opinions expressed in its
columns and communications as such expressions
do not necessarily reflect its views.
An increase in the faculty-student ratio, a decrease in the number
of books purchased by the library, a cut down in the amount of
necessary supplies needed by faculty in order to properly educate the
students, more large lecture classes, and basically a general decline in
the quality of education will be the problems the New York State
University System will face next year.
These problems stem from the fact that the budget of $443 million
MEMBERS OF THE ALBANY STUDENT COALITION a n planning to aid the CUNY march on the
Capitol Tuesday March 18. Over 6,000 students from CUNY will be participating in the protest of the that the University System originally requested was cut by first 9% to
$405 million and then by 5% to $367.8 million where it now rests.
budget cut.
Photo by Simmons
This is not a 5% cut as some would lead the students to believe, but
a devastating 14% cut.
To this University, the budget cut will mean a deficit of $586,130
of which only $438,000 can be saved by skimping drastically on
expenses (e.g. no increase in the amount of faculty, fewer library
b o o k s , etc). That leaves a
$148,130 deficit in which there is p r o b l e m s were d i s c u s s e d ,
no possible way to make up. explained and several important
The Pass-Fail system will be and in the Campus Center from The professor would announce There is no place left to shave solutions were agreed upon.
For immediate action all
discussed in an open meeting and Wednesday to Friday, March prior to pre-registration which of money off expenditures.
voted upon in an opinion poll 19-21. All students are requested t h e four following grading
However, we are not the only students should write letters to
to voice their opinions on the systemshe would use: (A) Letter University affected. All two-year their State Senators advising them
next week.
The open meeting will be held proposals which are presently grading; (B) Subject evaluation, and four-year colleges, plus the of what will happen to our
i.e. a written description of other three universities in the University and others if the
on Tuesday evening at 8:00 in under consideration.
Three proposals are being s t u d e n t p e r f o r m a n c e ; (C) S t a t e S y s t e m a r e equally proposed budget passes.
Social Science 256. Dr. Allan
This letter writing campaign is
K u u s i s t o , Vice-President for considered presently. The first S a t i s f a c t o r y - U n s a t i s f a c t o r y
hampered by the budget, as are
A c a d e m i c Affairs, will give proposal, which came from the grading, i.e. S or U; (D) Any the City Colleges and the private extremely important. Students
opening remarks and moderate C< -nmission for Academic Affairs, combination of the above. *
institutions throughout the state. should write personal letters and
If the professor makes no
requests that "all under-graduate
the panel discussion.
In order to do something to also inform their parents of the
The panel will include: Dr. courses shall be graded on a announcement of the method of end t h e c r i s i s , "we need situation (letting them realize that
Joan Schuiz, Chairman of the Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory (S-U) evaluation for his course, the solidarity," explained Cherniske. the budget means they will pay
A c a d e m i c basis." The second proposal is the student may elect letter grading or
"All groups on campus, no more in taxes and get less in
Standing; Dr. Arthur Collins, present system of "A" thru " E " pass-fail. The option of a written matter what their interests, must dividends anc convincing them to
Chairman of the Task Force on g r a d e s . A c a d e m i c
cooperate in this endeavor in write immediately.
However, the main effort by
Academic Regulations; Richard C o m m i s s i o n has made this student only with the permission order for it to be successful, as
C o l l i e r , C h a i r m a n of the proposal their second choice of of the instructor.
must all of the University System this University and all the rest of
New York State University
Commission for Academic Affairs
The third proposal is a rather sponsored by the Commission for
of Student Association; and Mona
At a meeting of the Albany System will be concentrated in
Kurtz, student member of the complicated system of grading. Academic Affairs.
Student Alliance Wednesday, the two marches to the Capitol.
On Monday, March 24, all
colleges and universities in the
New York State System will bus
The opinion poll will be held
students to Albany for a march
on the dinner lines of the quads
and teach-in at the Capitcl
building. This must be a "protest
in numbers and not in violence"
as one student put it.
by Norm Rich
A representative from Hudson
Turning toward
internal the LAAC bill provides.
Central Council has
Valley C o m m u n i t y
endorsed two rallies protesting
President Collins is likely to a t t e n d e d t h e meeting and
By Tom Cai-ey
the proposed state cuts in aid to
volunteered to get in touch with
open visitation bill presently r e c o m m e n d LAAC's bill to t h e 44 t w o - y e a r
Capitol Correspondent
before the student
affairs University Council on March 20. throughout the state and get their
However, if Council actions
Assembly S p e a k e r
The first rally, led by students
persuade Student Affairs Council support.
Duryea, Jr. and Senate Majority of the City University, will be
Proposed by James Kahn, the
The reason given for not having
Leader Earl Brydges Tuesday held Tuesday, March 18. The bill provides that open visitation to amend the bill its outcome
will be uncertain.
the statewide march this week
endorsed a bill submitted by a CUNY group (composed of
shall be decided on a suite basis
when the City students come is
Special Assembly Committee on downstate college, high school,
primarily the fact that all State
campus unrest.
and community action groups),
campuses have not yet organized
The bill drafted by the plans to assemble at Draper Hal!
and need time to do so.
b y Tuesday morning. At noon the;
And anothor reason is that the
Assemblyman Charles Henderson will march to the slops of thi
week of the 17 Chancellor Gould
would require the stale's private State Capitol. Here they plan tc
will bo addressing the legislature
p u b l i c colleges and conduct u teach-in for the
in an effort to change their minds
universities to adopl and "provide remainder of the afternoon.
on the budget cut and to get them
for the enforcement" of ruleH
to do something about it.
concerning law and order on the representative, explained that the
rally is "for more education" and
Faculty members are urgod to
According to Duryea the object "positive education". He was
cancel clusses on the 18 and the
of the bill is to place the careful to note, however, "the
24 in order to form a unified
responsibility for campus behavior whole of this thing is to be
coordinated effort which will
in t h e
h a n d s of
school p e a c e f u l . "
bring muximum results.
explained that he expected
Wednesday, March 19, the day
Duryea added, "The approach between six thousand and ten
following the march with the City
In t h i s legis- thousand city students to make
College students another meeting
lation..directs the active efforts the upstute trip,
of the Albany Student Alliance
of the educational community
will be held in order to finalize
A meeting for those students
and the state in a proper wishing to participate in this
the plans.
the demonstration will be conducted
All students and faculty are
appropriate emphasis ut the 2 p.m. this afternoon In HU 137.
urged to attend this important
PRESIDENT EVAN R. COLLINS was queried Tuesday by students
correct levels of responsibility,
meeting. The meeting will be held
The second rally, proposed 'by
and is broad enough to have effect the Albany Student Coalition, in concerned over the dismissal of Mrs. Maryon Lopez.
at 6:30 and the place will be
Photo by Potskowski
See story on page 7.
Please turn to page 3
announced at a later date.
conjunction with other SUNY
Students to be polled on
Pass-Fail for next semester
Central Council endorses
araSfiTSUNY and CUNY rallies
by Legislators
Lack of off •campus housing;
Mall Project cuts vacancies
The Campus Center Governing
Board will sponsor a "St. Patrick's
Day Bash" in the Campus Center
Ballroom on Monday, March 17,
at 8:30 p.m. Featured will, be
Raun MacKinnon, a Coffee House
Circuit performer, andassorted
Jazz Dialogues by Campus Jazz
Men. Green Beer will be available
i Free!!!!
and admission is free. (University
Student Association is seeking I.D.'s will be required for
•pnhfsnti for the University admission.)
Athletics Council. This body will
review and recommend policy
with regard to inter-collegiate MEETING, Monday March 17, SS
a t h l e t i c s . Applications are 134 3:00 pm.
a v a i l a b l e at the Student
Aaaociation Office, Campus
Center 367.
Saturday, March 15-Ido of
naiiatliiH nt of Julias d e a r ' s
death, 2:00 pm fireplace lounge,
C a t a p u s Center. Caat of
Budget Hearing
"Youth and Education in the
MARCH IS. 1968
Soviet Union." Slide-talk by Mrs.
Lois Gree, Associate Dean of
R e f r e s h m e n t s . 10:00Albany Film-Making Society
3:00-4:30. March 18, Assembly 10:15
Forum of Politics
Forensics Union
10:50 Council for Contemporary
"An Evening of Russian Folk
Culture" Music and exhibits by 11:15
Womens Recreation
the Russian Club. 8:00 pm, March
18, Assembly Hall.
11:30 . Campus Center Governing
The first practice of Women's
Intercollegiate Softball will be 12:30
Living Area Affairs
held Thursday' march 20, at 4 pm
in the Women's Auxiliary Gym. 12:15
Colonial Quad
All interested women may attend. 1:05 . . .Commuter's Organization
Dutch Quad
All students must pick up 1:35
State Quad
Activities and Validations Cards at 1:55
Walden Council
the Campus Center Information 2:30
3:00 . . .Commission for Religious
The Tuesday evening modern
sound ensemble will hold its 3:15
International Students'
regular meeting in practice room
Arab Students Dub
349 at 3:47 pm. All interested 3:30
Ski Club
musicians and others are invited 3:45
to attend.
A la prochaine reunion du Cercle Francais
on aura des preparatifs pour une
'Wine Tasting Party'.
Nous acceptons toujours des members
MflrJi. Mars 18 7.-30 PM
Salle.- Hu 290
Classified ads may be placed
in the ASP box at the Campus
Ctnttr Information des*
Each word a 5 cents, tht
minimum price being IS cents.
by Edward Weiss
" T h e . off-campus housing
situation will get worse before it
gets b e t t e r , " states Joseph
Scaring, Assistant for Off-Campus
Housing. Mr. Scaring and George
Seyfarth, Assistant Director of
Residences met with students on
State Quad Tuesday evening to
discuss the many problems
students have in finding adequate
off-campus housing.
On a yearly basis, only 6% of
the apartments are vacated in the
Albany area. Also, due to the mall
construction in downtown
Albany, over 600 apartments will
be destroyed. Due to the shortage
of apartments in the Albany area,
there are about 10 applicants for
every apartment. Apartments are
easier to find in Schenectady and
Troy, but due to transportation
problems, most students live near
Draper Hall in Albany.
Mr. Seyfarth announced that
by April 18th, students must turn
in their dormitory applications if
they desire to live on-campus. A
student living on campus must
choose one of six meal plans to be
offered in the fall. Informative
"housing flyers" will soon be
given to students full explaining
any changes in the room or board
contracts. Mr. Scaring advises
students interested in living
off-campus in the fall to begin
their search for apartments on
individual rooms in April.
According to university
regulation, a student must live in
approved bousing if he is not
living with a parent or legal
guardian. The off-campus housing
office sends inspectors to check
on basic housing requirements
before official approval is given.
Apartments and rooms-to-rent are
alphabetically filed on cards by
street address. These cards contain
valuable information for students.
The off-campus housing office is
located on the first floor of
Fulton Hall on State Quad, and is
open from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Someone is always available to
answer any questions a student
might have.
While prices vary greatly, a
one bedroom furnished apartment
will cost up to $125 a month. A
f u r n i s h e d , t w o bedroom
apartment will cost up to $150
per m o n t h .
apartments are usually less
expensive unless they are in a
desirable location.
Mr. Scaring and Mr. Seyfarth
gave the students many helpful
ideas in how to choose an
apartment. First of all, try not to
sign a lease; try to get an oral
agreement with the landlord. If
you must sign a lease, make sure it
is for the school year, and not the
full calendar year. Also be certain
that the lease gives you the right
to sub-let the aparmtnet if you so
The student looking for
apartments should know who will
pay the utility bills. Oil heat is
very expensive in the city of
Albany. If the landlord pays for
the utilities, there is still the
phone bill. This includes up to a
$50 refundable deposit and a $5
installation charge. The basic
charge for a private line is $8 p c r
Personal property insurance is
relatively inexpensive in Albany,
and should be gotten, if possible'
by all students. For a small
amount, a rider can be attached to
the insurance policy of a parent to
cover the students property in
Many more questions regarding
apartment hunting can be found
by attending the two meetings
next week, or by stopping in at
the off-campus housing office. Mr.
Scaring and Mr. Seyfarth welcome
questions regarding moving off
campus in the fall.
Two more off-campus housing
"information hours" will occur
next week, each starting at 7:30
pm. The first meeting will take
place on Tuesday night, March 18,
in the Walden dining hall. The last
meeting will occur uptown on
Thursday night, March 20, in the
Dutch Quad Dining Hall.
Signups for senior yearbook
photos, Class of 1970. are
continuing on the bulletin board
opposite the Campus Center
Information Desk. Photos will
begin Monday, March 24 For
further information, call Jim
Folts, 457-8765.
FEDERAL SCHOOL REPORT says: The Philadelphia
public schools are engaged in "the most dramatic revolution in a city school system in the postwar period."
Reform in Philadelphia is "more widespread and farreaching than in any large school system in the country."
Pleme include name, address
and telephone number uith the
Classifieds will appear every
classifieds uiil be
accepted if payment is not
DR, MARK SHEDD, Superintendent of Schools, says
"I will continue lo support teachers who are able to
examine, in a mature way, the gut issues of our day —
war, sex, race, drugs, poverty. If we divorce school sub
lecls from Ihe guts and hopes ol human beings, we can
expect students to find them gutless and hopeless
RICHARDSON D I L W O R T H , President of the Board
ol Education, says: "The city is where the action is. its
where the challenge is It's wheie we are facing Ihe grea!
moral issues ol our day If you want action, come teacc
in Philadelphia. It you don't, teach in the suburbs
Ladies gold match—Germing!
Voltaire. b*rv*tn Humanities
and Business Great Sentiments!
••»;" Those
Words, "B".
W E SAY: Come join our school revolution as a teac.ic'
Get in on the action Teacher salaries are using rapid:,
So is our school system. See our recruiter on your campjs
M«rch 19. 1969
or write to tne
Office of Personnel-Recruitment (Telephone 21544S3W5
Come to pfsma
party as suite
Debi and
Fran. Heard you're getting
married! Lave. S011.
PA. 19103
Gould's Budget Statement
Editor's Note: The following statement concerning State University's proposed 1969-70 operating budget
was delivered by Chancellor Gould at a hearing before the Legislative Fiscal Committees prior to the
announcement by Governor Rockefeller that he would renegotiate his budget plan with leaden of the
Legislature. .
The ASP is presenting Gould's statement as exerpted from the State University Newsletter in the hope
that our readers might be more aware of the crucial situation facing higher education in New York.
I appreciate this opportunity to discuss realistically the proposed 1969-70 State University budget. We
are grateful for your interest and will welcome your comments and questions.
Since much of what I shall say focuses on the difficulties we face, it would be remiss of me not to
mention the dramatic support State University has received during the past five years. This period has been
marked by unparalleled growth, and State University is being studied and imitated by educators around the
This year we have nearly 124,000 students on State-operated campuses of the University. All of this has
been possible because the Governor and the Legislature of New York have generously supported this new
and exciting institution which seeks to open doors to thousands of our young people who otherwise will
never have a chance.
The University's 1969-70 budget story actually began last year when each campus of the University was
asked to develop its projected program, indicating the amount of money needed to carry on for the
following year. Such plans were developed campus by campus and were brought to Albany where extended
discussions were held with campus delegates and Central Administration.
At the completion of that phase, the projected University budget for 1969-70—when all the campus
requests were added together—totaled approximately $493 million. However, Central Administration of the
University examined the initial campus budgets with great care, trying always to distinguish between what
might profitably be done and what was essential in order to improve the work of the University.
Priorities were established, hard decisions were made, and at this point, the University budget was pared
to $443 million (from the original $493 million). This was the request submitted to the Division of the
Budget last fall. In other words, the original request of the campuses was cut by $50 million.
The University's request for $443 million included $44 million for what we call "workload" increases. In concern over the proposed budget cut as it would effect the State
simple terms, this means continuing the present level of support needed to cover such items as the payment University system. His comments to the legislature are found in
of full annual salaries for faculty appointed September 1968 (because our academic year doesn't parallel today's ASP.
the fiscal year), salary increments we must pay present faculty and other staff in accordance with the step
Photo by Potskowski.
increases mandated by our salary schedules, the availability of
have only $8.1 million to cover all the increases needed to meet our
maintenance staff and other costs needed to open 17 new academic
regular University operations next year.
buildings and dormitories, the faculty and support needed to handle
It is at this point that we become completely dismayed by the
7,700 additional PTE enrollments, and continuance of such basic
dilemma we face. Bear in mind that we have just over $8 million to
services as libraries and the student personnel program.
cover increased operations. Yet one item alone—the costs of
The $443 million request also included $22 million for what we call
annualization—will take $7.7 million of this amount. In addition, we
"improvement." Our main concern here was to try to keep our
must have another $6.5 million to give the legally mandated step
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faculty salaries in competition with those of other institutions of our
increases to faculty and other staff already on the payroll.
on all potentially disruptive
type, to improve the library staffing, to provide more professional
We must provide $1.8 million for maintenance and operation of the
counseling programs on some of our campuses, and to strengthen the
17 new academic buildings to open next year, and $500,000 to
security staff throughout the University.
Unlike the Flynn Bill, this bill
operate new dormitories. We must have the $5.2 million
This last element in particular has become one of the most
does not include the loss of state
recommended in the Executive Budget for a minimum increase in our
worrisome aspects of campus administration.
to the students. However,
professional salaries. I stress the fact again that these are just absolute
Only $4 million of our $443 million request was for new programs,
Duryea pointed out that the
essentials. We see no way to avoid them without breaking contracts,
including new graduate programs at the University Centers and the
"Concept is inherent in this plan,
allowing buildings to stand idle, and facing wholesale resignations.
introduction of liberal arts programs at the Agricultural and Technical
which provides for that student's
There are other expenses which, while not related necessarily to
suspension and expulsion."
survival, are nevertheless of major importance.
Finally, we requested a $13 million increase to be used to
The proposal requires the
For example, we should provide for the $5.5 million workload
strengthen and expand Urban Colleges and to support two new SEEK
governing board of every college
recommended for the additional 7,700 FTE enrollments. We should
programs at Syracuse and Purchas< operations geared especially to
or university chartered by the
provide the $500,000 workload recommended for libraries and
serve the disadvantaged.
state or created by legislative act
student services. We should also provide the recommended $1.3
to formulate rules against campus
million for other workload increases in Organized Activities,
The Division of the Budget, after a campus by campus review,
disorders that will "specify precise
Organized Research, General Administration, arid other functions. We
eliminated $38 million—reducing the budget from $443 million to
penalties for violation, including
should also provide $3.1 million to develop the Stony Brook Health
$405 million. This reduction, which was printed and fully defended in
the ejection of a violator from the
Sciences program, the development of the College at Purchase, and
the Executive Budget, included a recommended "workload" increase of
campus, and, in the case of a
other such basic developments.
$32 million, "improvements" totaling $9 million, and just under $1
student or faculty violator,
The financing of all these items comes to $32.1 million—and all we
million for "new" programs.
provide for his suspension,
have is $8.1 million. We face a $24 million gap.
expulsion, or other appropriate,
An additional $3 million was recommended for special programs,
disciplinary action."
mainly to support disadvantaged students. Thus the total Executive
Obviously, if we are to take on certain fixed-cost items not
Budget request of $405 million was $38 million of 9% less than the
Included in the bill is an
heretofore included in our budget, and at the same time stay within
request submitted by the University for approval.
amendment to State Penal Law
the ceiling, drastic reductions and in some instances eliminations, are
defining aggravated disorderly
necessary. We have been considering a number of actions and are
A new element now was introduced into the budgeting process. In
conduct. According to the
weighing their possible effects upon quality of instruction, research,
order to keep expenditures within available State resources, the
a person who "while
maintenance, security, retention of faculty, and general morale.
Governor established an expenditure ceiling. The proposed ceiling was
on or within 500 feet of college or
$2.3 million for improvements must be eliminated.
determinedby the Division of the Budget by estimating an
university property disrupts,
We must cut out $1 million from the $1.3 million recommended in
expenditures for the fiscal year and then reducing this estimate by 5%.
disturbs, or prevents classes or
the Executive Budget for other workload increases—in administration,
In accordance with this formula, the expenditure ceiling for State
other school administration, or
organized research, and other functions.
University of New York for fiscal 1969-70 was set at $367,818,000.
other school activities; or if such
The $500,000 rncommended for workload increases in libraries and
It is important to keep in mind the differences between an
person attempts to prevent
student services will have to be reduced by $300,000.
"appropriation budget" and an "expenditure ceiling budget" since
students or faculty from attending
The $5.2 million needed for professional salary increases cannot be
comparisons are difficult and may be misleading.
classes or other functions or
funded within the existing ceiling restriction.
In general, the "appropriations" proposed in Ihe Executive Budget
The aid to private medical centers will have to be reduced to the
cover the fiscal year but actually are in existence for an additional six
This most recent bill to control
1968-69 level of funding. This will eliminate $2.9 million.
months to cover obligations that will not be paid until after the end of
campus unrest seems tailored to
The aid to the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn can no longer be
the fiscal yeur. "Expenditure ceilings," on the other hand, refer to
meet Governor Rockefellor's
the responsibility of State University when it has insufficient funds to
bills actually paid during the fiscal year.
contention that campus discipline
take care of its present campuses. The institution needs help, hut this
To clarify these two budget approaches as they apply to the
should be handled by campus
is a Statewide responsibility. A shift here will free $3 million.
University, it may be helpful if, by using prior year trends as
With these adjustments, we will gain back $14.7 million of the $21
guidelines, we attempt to convert appropriations to expenditures. This
Capilol observers believe the
million deficit. The only other move we can make is a drastic one—but
chart relates, in expenditure terms, a comparison of tin1 University's
bill will easily pass the Republican
we have no choice. In order to get the remaining $9.3 million, we shall
request, Lhe Executive Budget recommendations, and the funds
controlled Legislature and the
have lo cut into existing "workload" support and shift our
provided in the expenditure ceiling.
Governor will sign the measure
student-faculty ratios from the 13.3 recommended in the Executive
With this explanation, I come buck to the fact that the expenditure
into law before this session is
Budget to 14.2. This will provide another $9 million. The remaining
ceiling imposed on the University for 1969-70 totals $367,818,000.
$300,000 will have to prorated back to the campuses and each will
Assembly aims
student unrest
11 is important for you to realize just how critical this proposed
ceiling actually is. This can best be shown by our looking at the
estimated ceiling for the current year.
This year—1968-69— our expenditure ceiling has been adjusted to
$359 million. Wo started with a figure of $325 million, but we have
had to add to this a number of special fixed-cost items—totaling $31.7
million—that heretofore were funded by separate bills or
allocations—plus increased private medical school support. This means
that we must compare the 1969-70 ceiling of $367 million to $359
million rather than to the original $325 million figure.
Starting with the $325 million expenditure base, we have added
$23.2 million for Food Service contracts; $1.5 million for
income-offset programs; $4 million for the Upstate SEEK program;
and $3 million for aid to Brooklyn Poly. An additional $2.9 million is
recommended for increased support of aid to the private medical
When these items are placed on top of the $325 million base, we
have an adjusted total of $359 million which means that we in fact
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Seeger performs
with enthusiasm
%m m MARIJUANA «##
From an article by Weil, Zlnbarg,
and Nation antitlad "Clinical and
Penological Effacti of Marijuana
In M a n . " .
Student Comment
A commentary on marijuana
by Gary Wilson, a medical
Many individuals have hailed
the research of Weil, Zinberg and
Nelsen for providing scientific
data on marihuana. However,
individuals have attempted to
draw inferences from this research
and apply them to the general
population of marihuana users.
These attempts to apply the
research findings to marihuana
users in general
erroneous extrapolations.
First, the research was
conducted to collect data on the
pharmacological aspects of
marihuana. It was not undertaken
to establish or refute popularly
held concepts pertaining to
marihunana. Secondly, all.subjects
employed by the experimenters
were thoroughly psychologically
screened. To say the least, this use
of screened subjects is not a
r a n d o m sample of
individuals who are marihuana
users. Consequently, the data
collected may be biased and to
draw inferences from this research
and apply them to the population
of marihuana users would be a
grave error.
In addition to employing
psychologically screened subjects,
the laboratory environment in
which the research was conducted
is not indicative of
environment in which most
marihuana is consumed. This
study was undertaken in a neutral
e x t r a n e o u s variables were
controlled. Thusly, all social
factors were
eliminated. Again, it would be
erroneous to draw inferences and
apply them to the general
population of marihuana users
because the neutral laboratory
setting is entirely alien to the
"marihuana environment."
From the data collected in this
neutral setting, the experimenters
concluded that for both the naive
and regular marihuana user there
was some impairment of simple
intellectual and psychomotor
physiological effects were noted
by the experimenters. Perhaps the
dysfunction occurs from smoking
marihuana. Nevertheless, more
research should be carried out to
ascertaine the effects of prolonged
psychological or physiological
changes that we are not aware of,
and that these hypothetical
changes could have a tremendous
impact on the human organism in
later life.
At this point a question arises.
Does one have to demonstrate
morphological change such as a
horrendous purple hemorrhage in
the cortical tissue of the brain to
designate a substance as toxic
and/or lethal? Certainly this is not
the case with the extremely lethal
and toxic compound strychinine.
When an Individual ingests
strychnine for purposes of suicide,
it is nearly impossible to detect a
residue in the body, or any gross
morphological change, at the time
of autopsy.
It is known that when anything
(even food) is induced into an
organism systematically that some
physiological change occurs.
Whether the change is detrimental
or not is another question. In
regards to marihuana, the research
of Weil, Zinberg and Nelson
attempted to explore the
action of
marihuana. Actually, their
research provides little data on
situations external to neutral
laboratory settings.
Although the researchers are to
be commended for their impartial
and reasonable approach to the
effects of marihuana use, they
Louis Lieberman, a mamber of
have not contributed to the
resolution of the marijuana
comments on marijuana.
controversy. None of their
conclusions will sway advocates or
opponents of our present punitive policy concerning marijuana
possession. This is not to deny the importance of such research for
psychopharmacology but to recognize, however regretfully, that such
research probably cannot proved the persuasive evidence on what is
fundamentally a moral issue. We have socially defined marijuana use
as "bad", thereby justifying the harsh laws for possession. These laws
were not originally based on psychopharmacological effects of
marijuana but on some social myths: a) marijuana use leads to heroin
addiction, b) marijuana use leads to a life of sin, c) marijuana use leads
to the loss of values and aspirations.
Once lawmakers have enacted laws, it seems they get overly
cautious about removing them-witness the many laws in the U.S.
Dr. Janet Hood, Director
Health Service comments on marijuana.
One of tha aspects of lha Social Confrontation Committee is the
broader education of tha Univariity community on tha subject of
drug use and abuaa. Prasanted today are a series of critiques on
"Clinical and Psychological Effects of Marihuana In M a n , " and an
abstract of tha article itself.
Spseking for the rest of the committee I would like to invite all of
you to send me your criticism of these presentations, and any
suggestions that you would Ilka to make toward tha continuation of
tha idea of a press forum arrangement.
Send ell ideas to Jim Smell, CB 02042, vie Cempus Mail.
The experiments described in this report took place in the Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory of
Boston University School of Medicine and the Boston University School of Medicine in the spring of 1968
The object of the investigation was the collection of pharmacological data based on controlled laboratory
The authors review previous studies of the physiological and psychological effect of marijuana on roan
and conclude that "...valid basic research on marijuana is almost nonexistent." (p. 1235) The authors feel
that this can be related to a number of general problems facing the researcher and proceed to resolve these
problems for their basic study by the following decisions: 1) to administer marijuana to humans by
smoking rather than ingestion; 2) to assay the potencies of different samples of marijuana both chemically
by spectorphotometer and humanly by the rating of chronic users; 3) to establish negative control by the
use of inert as well as intoxicating cigarettes; 4) to select psychological tests previously used to evaluate
other psychoactive drugs in order to measure the following psychological variables: capacity for sustained
attention, cognitive function, mood, muscular coordination and attention, and the ability to judge timeand to choose for measurement the following physiological responses: heart rate, respiratory rale, pupil
size, conjunctival appearance, and blood sugar; 5) to control "set" and "setting" where "set" refers to a
subject's psychological expectations and "setting" refers to the total environment in which the drug j s
taken; 6) to protect their subjects' welfare medically, ethically and legally.
The subjects were two groups of healthy male volunteers 21 to 26 years of age of whom 6 were chronic
users and 9 had never tried marijuana but smoked tobacco cigarettes regularly. Subjects were informed that
they would be "expected to smoke cigarettes containing marijuana or an inert substance." (p. 1236)
Following a detailed discussion of the results, the authors state their conclusions:
1) It is feasible and safe to study the effects of marijuana on human volunteers who. smoke it in a
2) In a neutral setting persons who are naive to marijuana do not have strong subjective experiences after
smoking low or high doses of the drug, and the effects they do report are not the same as those described
by regular users of marijuana who take the drug in the same neutral setting.
3) Marijuana-naive persons do demonstrate impaired performance on simple intellectual and
psychomotor tests after smoking marijuana; the impairment is dose-related in some cases.
4) Regular users of marijuana do get high after smoking marijuana in a neutral setting but do not show
the same degree of impairment of performance on the tests as do naive subjects. In some cases, their
performance even appears to improve slightly after smoking marijuana.
5) Marijuana increases heart rate moderately.
6) No change in respiratory rate follows adminstration of marijuana by inhalation.
7) No change in pupil size occurs in short term exposure to marijuana.
8) Marijuana administration cause dilatation of cpnjunctival blood vessels.
9) Marijuana treatment produces no change in blood sugar levels.
10) In a neautral setting the physiological and psychological effects of a single, inhaled dose of marijuana
appear to reach maximum intensity within one-half hour of inhalation, to be diminished after 1 hour, and
to be completely dissipated by 3 hours.
regulating the bedroom sexual behavior of married couples. Now that
the social myths surrounding marijuana use cannot be maintained as a
rationale, we have employed new argumentation to justify our laws:
a) marijuana use may lead to a condition of psychological aberration,
b) marijuana use may cause temporary visual distortion, c) marijuana
use may damage the fetus in the first few weeks of pregnancy, d)
marijuana use may result in a form of "drunken" driving.
Unfortunately, these arguments are, to varying degrees true and not
the fabrication of moralists who are anti-pleasure. They are unfair
arguments in the sense that the same statements may be made about
hundreds of j, ethical pharmaceuticals which we find in our own
medicine cabinets; recommended to us by our physicians or dispensed
in college infirmaries, as well as other drugs which we may buy
without prescriptions.
The issue, therefore, is not one to be resolved by research (we know
that the cold tablets we buy can be harmful and dangerous-it says MI
on the label). It is rather the moral issue of the rights of a free ciii /HI,
an adult, to purchase a product which he feels is beneficial or
satisfying to him-after proper education and Caveat Emptor, he n
cigarettes, alcohol, high chloresterol cheese, or marijuana. Drue, IIM'
should not be confused with drug abuse.
such a Xd7wUh7h e e U |arge proportion o f l . Z °f- P^iatrically screened
volunteers immediately renders
somewhat less than helpfuf
t o X JS . Wwho
won"fi IZ t*t " ^ " ^ U n d e r r a t h e r " i n vit ">" circumstan.-™,
does to people.
" h o w o u l d i , k e '° know what the repeated social smokinB of "pot"
maf ttgfcssztpzst r » ««rrhich ™ —«- •» *-«««. u.
demonstrating elevated blood sugars and n „ n m „ a , u
""d'ngs are sufficient to refute earlier studies
g M Whi e t h e y C o n c u r o n n e a r t a n d
as well as the dilation of conjunctival vessels
respiratory rates
The authors' first conclusion, that it is "feasible and safe to study the effects of marijuana on known volunteers who .smoke
laboratory" may not necessarily prove valid if on their six month follow-up they find they have one or two habitual users in the I!"
declaring themselves to be "dependent" on marijuana despite the careful screening. (Surely the authors did not expect them to convuls
something, did they?).
While it is inevitable that more work will be done on the physiologic and pharmacologic effects of marijuana (and absolute definilm
exactly what Cannibis product is being studied is mandatory), interesting work on animals has already been reported by Daginmanjia
Boyd with synthetics and by Adams working with TCH derivatives. Acute physiologic effects were reported on in some depth by Allenluc
early as 1944. The study by Williams showing what can happen to individuals with prolonged use cannot be minimized but needs expiin'shell's studies on TCH need expansion also.
Actually, the longest clinical trial of any drug substance known to man (with the possible exception of alcohol) involving milli
tn-years has been going on and recorded, albeit crudely, since marijuana was first alluded to in Emperor Chen Nung's herbal liael,
00 B.C.! And people must by now recognize that not everybody who puffs on marijuana a few times is doomed to eternity like the
a lethal
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as part of their attempt to develop as a nation. It wu „ interestTne to „ n . a ^u P ? r t ,° f t h e c u l t u r e f o r »£es< i s "°w W"t u> H"-'1 '"' "'
experiment when he learned what was involved. Medical exrjer I emu h..» 2„..
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Health Service that certain individuals become "addicted" oven i c ? w a a k e A - I V " ' ' , " 6 C a n ,lo<;u "" ! "t this right here in our own Slu.lei,
such individuals that they are not truly "addicted," but they tell us that ,L„ ™J''<»n-type marijuana in their own view. We need to reason
off. My whole life revolves around the stuff." Experience a so "hows tha?n™ "t' T Wh , at t h e h o " *ou d o c t o r s c a l 1 »• « want out. I w.-n.
reactions. Unfortunately, too, some "pot" is laced with halluctotie™ J• n i h £ T " a ' S m o l ^ r S o f A m 0 " ^ n "pot" may suffer aeule pan,
what has been absorbed.
or .uiitr arugs so neither the user nor the physician can be certain n
Of greatest concern to the physicians working with vrniu nennt„ i,
users of even weak American "pot"-the lengths to which ulliey
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By Alan Lasker
Photo by Benjamin
PETE SEEGER GAVE a vigorous and inspiring performance
Wednesday night to an enthusiastic audience. The proceeds from the
concert will go to his "Clear Up the Hudson River project."
Russian Week: March 18-21;
lectures, dancing, exhibits
The Cultural Events of Special
Events Board in collaboration
with the Russian Club presents
'' The Russian Week," March
Mrs. Lois Gregg, Associate
Dean of Students, will speak on
"Youth and Education in the
Soviet Union" on March 18 at
3:00 in the Assembly Hall.
Refreshments will be served at
this slide-lecture.
"An Evening of Russian Folk
Culture" will be presented by the
Coffee House sponsors
outspoken folk artist
Folk artist, Raun MacKinnon
will perform for the Coffee House
Circuit starting March 17.
An outspoken individual in
every sense of the word, Miss
MacKinnon "never wears a watch
on stage, is extremely fond of
murder mysteries, hates Muzak,
and admires the
generation for laying their heads
on the line in rebelling against the
Composer of most of her own
material including ballads, pure
Albany to host
'Protest in Arts'
The University will host the
Student Convocation in the Arts,
a weekend of presentations
focusing on the theme "Protest in
the Arts." This will take place the
weekend of May 2.
From among the several state
units which applied to host a
convocation, Albany is one of the
two which will hold such an
event, sponsored locally by the
Protest has become, in this
decade, a major focal point of the
American society. Originating
from the college campus, the
theme of protest found its way
early into all forms of art. The
protest in the arts is a revolution
against the denial in society of
evils and goods.
The weekend will include
presentations in the forms
experimental theatre, fashions of
protest, dissent in the mass media,
protest in music, revolutions in
photography, and multimedia.
This concept of a Protest in the
Arts weekend is unique to college
campuses and should prove to be
an unforgettable experience of the
campus and the Albany area,
More news on this to come. For
further information, contact
Chairman, Eileen Deming, 4007.
folk, spirituals, pop rock sound,
she feels at home in the warm
a. nosphere of a coffee-house. She
says these college circuits provide
"board, lodging, modest salaries, a
chance to work a lot, and the
Her special brand of music is
becoming known across the
country-from the Ice House in
Pasadena, to the Gate of Horn in
Chicago, the Cellar door in
Washington, and the Gaslight and
Bitter End in New York City.
She will appear in the campus
center cafeteria March 17-22.
There will be two shows nightly
Mon.-Thurs. at 8 and 9:30 pm and
three shows nightly on Fri and Sat
at 8, 9:30 and 11 pm.
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Russian Club on March IS at 8:00
in the Assembly Hall. Russian folk
dancing, music, and exhibits are
on the agenda for that evening.
The film "The House I Live
In," sponsored by the Russian
Club, will be shown on March 19
at 7:30 in the Assembly Hall.
Dr. Marc Raeff, Professor of
Russian history at Columbia
University, will speak on
"Imperial Russia from Peter to
Nicholas: An Interpretation" on
March 20 at 3:15 in Social
Science 256.
Dr. Clara Tucker of the History
Department, a Russian history
s p e c i a l i s t , will speak
"Impressions of the Soviet
Union" on March 20 at 8:15 in
the Assembly Hall.
Noted Russian Historian, Dr.
Warren Walsh, currently Chairman
of the History Department at
Syracuse University, will speak on
"The Bolshevik Revolution
5 0 Years Later: A New
Interpretation" on March 21 at
8:00 in the Ballroom.
Bless the Grass;" this song
metaphorically told us that the
truth will push its way through
the lies that may cover it, just aa
the grass pushes its way through
the black top. "70 Miles," a
selection dealing with the San
Francisco Bay "garbage" problem
ended the medley.
Pete also sang an anti-war chant
entitled "Bring 'em Home." This
song brought on exhuberant
audience participation.
Pete's intent 'on closing the
concert with "This Land" waa
shattered as he returned to sing
another tune following his two
minute standing ovation. The
entire audience decided that this
still wasn't enough and Pete
Seeger returned to do another
The primary reason that Pete
Seeger came to the Univeristy lies
in the fact that he wished to
inform his audience of his "Clear
Up the Hudson River project."
His selection "Sailing Down My
Dirty Little Stream" depicts the
situation nicely. The money
netted from the concert will be
used to further his plans. If
anyone is interested in joiriinghis
war on dirty waters, they asked to
call 462-0243.
Pete Seeger has not only
revived many of the old time
songs, but has also written many
new ones as well; among the many
he has authored or co-authored
are "Turn, turn, turn," "Kisses
Sweeter than Wine," "Where Have
all the Flowers Gone?," and "If I
Had A Hammer."
Witnessing Pete Seeger in action
enables a person to see a devoted,
hard-working and respected man.
He has become known across the
world by the various songbooks
and folk music magazines he has
edited, by his more than sixty
LP's and by the many films with
background music self-composed.
Pete Seeger has become a legend
in his own time.
The Buckinghams will appear in
concert Friday, March 21 at 8 pm
in Siena's Gibbons Hall.
World famous folk musician of
New York City origin, Pete
Seeger, appeared in concert
strumming his banjo, stamping his
feet, clapping his hands, and
singing out his tunes to a purely
Seeger audience last Wednesday
in t h e
The powerful spirit that Mr.
Seeger generates wherever he
preforms was evident, for before
he could even reach the platform,
applause clammered within the
Beginning with
Creek," an instrumental featuring
his loon-necked five string banjo,
which by the way is the "Pete
continued to command the
attention of his audience as he
sang "Blue Mountain Lake," "My
Dirty Little Stream," and "Both
Sides Now."
Following these few selections
Mr. Seeger relinquished the
platform to the many friends that
had accompanied him. Tom
Winslow, a local preacher sang a
few selections which included,
"There is a Bright Side
Somewhere." Appearing along
with Tom Winslow, Sterling
Pierce, Bill Spence, The Gary
Owen Singers, and members of
the "Pickin' Singin' Gatherin'
Group" performed.
By the time these other
performers had finished, a wave of
impatience could be felt among
the audience; the people had
come to hear Pete Seeger, not to
witness a talent show. It wasn't
that the other performers weren't
good, it was just that the audience
had come to see Pete Seeger and
they wanted him to perform more
than he had up to this point.
In a few seconds the situation
was alleviated: Pete grabbed hold
of his guitar, gained position
before the microphone and wailed
out "It Takes A Worried Man."
Members of the audience joined in
and once again the Seeger-spirit
was evident.
Along with his equality Tickets are $3 and may be
selection "Little Boxes," a medley
purchased at the Newman Center
followed, which included "God
For Graduation
Orders will be taken at the Bookstore for the rental of caps, gowns,
and hoods between MARCH 17 and APRIL 15.1969 ONLY ! The Bookstore
WILL NOT HANDLE any orders after April 15.
The following information is essential:
1. Name (first and last)
4. Total height (in heels)
2. Permanent address
5. Chest size (or weight]
3. Degree being received
6. Cap size (or head circumference
taken level 1" above the ears.)
Please specify what part of the regalia you wish to order. Bachelor
candidates wear only a cap and gown; Master and Doctoral candidates
wear a cap, gown, and hood.
Regalia will be distributed during the week of June2,1969. Regalia can
be picked up at the Bowling lanes. Regalia must be returned to the pick
up site before 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Junes, 1969 . Regalia must be returned
in the rental box or there will be a $1 charge.
We appreciate your cooperation in making this ypji graduation.
Stu Rothchlld
st«tad by numerous start. Marly
Amerikauer hit for nine points in
the half, while his back court
sidekick A y Marshall notched six
markers. The Club was led by
Jerry Legieri with eight points.
The scon at the half was 19-11 in
favor of PTC.
The second half proved to be
the same story. Pi Theta Chi's
defense was too much for Potter
as the former won going away by
16 points. John Shihl was high for
the team with eleven points, while
Amerikauer finished with nine
and Marshall with eight. Tom
McGloughlin played his usual fine
r e b o u n d e r y game and also
chipped in with five points.
Legieri was high man in the game
with 14 points.
In the evening's final contest,
the Misfits held off a second half
surge and held in to beat the
Brothers 32-27 to win the League
II championship.
T h e Miafits
dominated the first half and led at
halftime by a scon of 17-8, on
the strength of Ron Rice's six
points and Bill Phillips' 5. The
second half was a different story
as the Brothers came out like a
ball of five to tie the score late in
the game. The Misfits, however,
were able to regain the lead and
h o l d on for the win and
consequently bring TXO the
league title. Rice led all scorers in
the game with 12 points while
Phillips had 1 1 . Jesse Harmon had
9 for the Brothers
Local Judo Tourney
Slated For March 30
By Kevin Kazacos
The State Judo Club for men
and women la now in existence,
being established February 19,
1969 by a 13-0 vote of the
Commission for Community
Under the auspices of the
United States Judo Federation,
this club was formed in order to
provide University students with
top-notch instruction in Kodokan
Judo. Since the instruction is
being Student
subsidized, it is free with student
Sports Shorts
The Women's Intercollegiate
Softball Team will have its first
practice Thursday, March 20, at 4
p.m. in the Women's Auxiliary
Gym. All interested women please
night, while Forando had 11 and
Breiter 9 for the Sons.
In the second game, Pi Theta
Chi used a tight zone defense and
fine shooting and rebounding to
down Potter Club 39-23 for the
League III title.
PTC jumped out to a quick
13-5 lead and thereafter were
never threatened. They employed
an effective fast break which was
T r y o u t s for the Women's
Intercollegiate Tennis Team will
take place in Gym " C " at the
P h y s i c a l Education Building,
March 20, at 3:30 p.m. Come
dressed in sneakers and shorts
p r o m p t l y . Tennis may be
practiced in Gym "C", Saturdays
10-12 or Sunday 3-4. For
questions call Coach Peggy Mann
at 4535.
Girl Hoopsters
Instruction is from two very
capable masters. Mr. Robert
Fountain, Nidan, President of the
Troy Judo Club is instructing the
women, and Mr. Noriyasu Kudo,
Godan, chief instructor at the
Troy Judo Club, and All-Japan
Judo Champion, is instructing the
At present, we boast over 60
members. Formal class is on
Monday, from 4:00-5:30, the
women meeting in the second
gymnasium, and the men meeting
in the third floor modern dance
Proposed is a coed practice
p e r i o d o n Thursdays from
4 : 0 0 - 5 : 3 0 , location as yet
unknown. The training revolves
around all aspects of Judo:
training for rank advancement,
s p o r t s , physical and moral
conditioning, self-defense, and
Japanese customs—not just the
mechanics alone.
Another point of Judo interest
is the Third Annual Capitol
District Judo Shiai being held at
H u d s o n Valley
College on March 30, from 12-5.
t i c k e t s t o t h i s big
tournament, or for information
about our own club, just show up
at formal class, or contact Kevin
Kazacos, 482-5286. Help keep
America and Albany State fit and
first through Judo.
To Finish Season
The women's intercollegiate
b a s k e t b a l l team
Westfield State Of Massachusetts
on Wednesday night by a score of
35-32. The victory brought the
Albany Tigers' win-loss record to
3-4 for the season. The women
were behind in the game 8-11,
18-21, and 28-29, at the end of
the first, three quarters, but
outscored the Westfield women
7-3 in the final quar'^r to win the
High scorer for the team is
freshman Linda Gabriel who is
averaging 7 points a game. The
final game of the season is home
on Saturday, March 15, at 11:30
a.m. against Potsdam State.
Co-captains Linda Lintz and
Judy Mysliborski will be playing
their final game for State after
four years of intercollegiate
c o m p e t i t i o n . Senior Terry
Lamparella will also be playing
her last game as the Albany Tigers
try to extend their winning streak.
Firjf Annual AMIA
Wrestling Tournment
March 14 6 15
Individual and team awards:
1 ) C o n t e s t a n t s : Open
individual and/or teams 2)
Rules: NCAA rules(modified) 4
m i n u t e m a t c h e s 3)Weight
classes: 125; 135; 145; 155
165; 180; unlimited 4)Awards:
Medals t o 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
p l a c e s - t r o p h i e s t o teams
5)Enlries: Entry blanks are
available in Soccer Room Cage.
Deadline for entries-March
12th. "NOTE: This is a novice
toutnament; men who have
earned varsity letters are
Vk ThMUJamt
Misfits, PTC, Sons Win
AMIA Leagues II, III, IV
pyDou. Fink
The AMIA basketball league
championships w e n decided last
Bight with the playing of three
title games.
In the first game of the night,
the Sons of Italy finally won a
basketball trophy for Kappa Beta
by downing the Paper Lions 38-28
in a tightly contested game for the
League IV championship.
The Sons took command at the
outset and were never headed
although the Lions came within
one point late in the first half.
Roger Forando and Dave Breiter
led KB with six anf five points
respectively in that session. Corby
Thompson put in eight markers
for the Lions. The Sons led by six
at the half, 19-13.
In the second half, KB, led by
Forando and Breiter stretched the
lead to ten which eventually was
the margin of victory. Thompson
led all scorers with 14 for the
League II champion Misfits are
shown doing what winning is
made of.
The Off Campus Housing Office will conduct
a series of Information Hours for all students
interested in moving off campus.
This will
consist of a short presentation and a question
and answer session.
March 18, 1969 7:30pm Walden Dining Hall
March 20, 1969 7,30pm Dutch Quad Dining Hall
S t u d e n t s p l a n n i n g to move off
c a m p u s this fall, this meeting , 8 for
The Civil Aeronautics Board currently has before
it the decision of Examiner Arthur S. Present which
holds that airline youth fares are discriminatory to
adult passengers and should be eliminated.
As most students know, youth fare is available
only to persons between the ages of 12 and 22, and it
applies only to seats which otherwise would be
There are several reasons why the airline youth
fare should be continued. Montana Congressman
Arnold Olsen pointed out in Congress February 17
that "this has been a significant factor enabling
thousands of young people to attend the college or
university of their choice." He added further that
nobody would benefit from elimination of the youth
fare and could mean a general rate increase for all
Most of the airlines want to continue the youth
fare. The National Trailways Bus System, a trade
organization of bus companies, filed suit against the
youth fare plans claiming the plan discriminated
against passengers who must pay the full fare.
Airline officials agree that the youth fare has
resulted in increased revenues. In addition, it
educates the young people in terms of air
transportation, developing a future clientele.
Editors and writers of college newspapers across
the Nation are speaking out in favor of reten tion of
the youth fare. These include the American
University Eagle, Ohio University Post, Michigan
State University State News, Boston University
News, Montana State University Exponent, and
many more papers.
Congressman Olsen charged that the elimination of
airline youth fares would "encourage thousands of
Collins presented with petitions
Lopez dismissal to be reviewed
By Valerie Ives
Staff Reporter
President Collins talked with a
group of eight students who went
to see him about the dismissal of
Mrs. Maryon Lopez, from the
Romance Language Department.
Collins said t h a t if he
discovered that Mrs. Lopez was
not fairly dealt with then he
would do something to rectify the
The students
President Collins with petitions
and a general statement about the
case and then discussed it. They
seemed very enthusiastic about
her abilities as a teacher, and said
you save
when you buy
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Albany Travel Bureau, 146 Slits Street
First Trust Company of Albany, 136 State Strset
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young people to resume the illegal and dangerous
practice of hitchhiking or to attempt long dangerous
trips, frequently in unsafe vehicles." In a letter to
CAB Chairman John Crooker, Olsen asserted "I fail
to see how permitting a young person to fly half fare
on a seat that would otherwise go empty
discriminates against regular passengers."
The bus companies allege that the airline youth
fare discriminates against adults. Now that's quite a
switch. The safest automobile driver has to pay twice
as much if he happens to be under 25. Persons under
21 cannot vote in 46 states-, persons under 25 cannot
serve in Congress; persons under 62 cannot receive
Social Security benefits; persons under 35 cannot be
President of the United States, and on and on goes
the list of discriminatory practices based on age.
Moreover discrimanatory practices based on age
sometimes fnvor the young. Children under 12 get
discounts at movies, and students under 22 have
received airline discounts.
Congressman Olsen calls the youth fare "a bright
spot in a world that generally discriminates against
young people."
The abolition of the youth fare will greatly reduce
the amount of student flying, and the airlines wilt
not benefit from having more empty seats.
Write your opinion to CAB Chairman John
Crooker, 1825 C o n n e c t i c u Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009; and send a carbon copy to
your congressman. Protest this unfair decision against
youth fares. There is still a chance the youth fare can
be saved, for the full board has not voted on the
proposal yet. So, if you care, make your views on
youth fare known today; tomorrow may be too late.
build yourself a
bankroll this summer
Get a
JOB at
what was important is that they how she was informed.
were learning under her.
The legal problem was brought
Collins pointed out that he out—that the department has
couldn't discuss Mrs. Lopez's already hired another teacher. The
competency as an Italian teacher critical budget situation has put a
due to his lack of professional freeze on hiring any more
backround in the subject.
teachers. The students said that
He began discussing the Dr. Monroe of the Romance
categories of teachers and that Languages Department said
Mrs. Lopez was appointed for a perhaps it was a mistake to let
term and this is her second one Mrs. Lopez go, but that it was toe
year term.
late to reh're her.
The d e p a r t m e n t has no
obligation to tell those who get an
appointment why they got it or
those who don't get it why they
didn't. Its responsibility is to find
the best available person for tht
Collins said, however, that any
individual should have an
opportunity for an appeal.
He said he would make an
inquiry into the details of the
fairness of the decision, such as
how was the decision reached and
The March 25
issue of the
ASP is
cancell ed
Gould on Budget Cuts
Continued from page 3
have to cut back some necessary items such as supplies and expenses,
secretarial help, professional travel, or library support.
I want to make it very clear that the faculty-student ration cut
which I mentioned a moment ago, is serious indeed. For example, it
means that a campus with 10,000 students will actually be able to
budget for approximately 50 fewer faculty next year than it has now.
Unless it has vacancies or "simply absorbs" new students, faculty will
have to be dismissed and in many instances, commitments already
made will have to be canceled.
I have tried to picture for you the fiscal crisis we face and the
tentative plans we are exploring in order to live within the $367.8
million expenditure ceiling. It is very difficult to simplify this
complex matter, especially when we have had to shift from an
"appropriation" budget to a "ceiling" expenditure budget. I have not
been able to comment on certain technicalities that should be covered
when such comparisons are made.
However, members of my staff will be more than happy to meet
with members of the Legislative staff to answer any questions you
may have. The important issue—which I feel our charts do clearly and
accurately portray—is simply that if we are to live with the present
ceiling, certain very important things in the University must be
To review:
Our student-faculty ratios will be changed mors than is wise in a
lingle year, increaiing class s i n , making faculty Issi available, and in
toms instances removing existing faculty and stopping new
Adjustments for pries increases will bs denied which, in a period of
Inflation, will result in • decrease in purchasing of supplies, materials,
and equipment.
The special economy savings enforced in 1968-69, for one yesr, will
have to be continued.
The workload increases needed for general administration and
institutional services will be sharply reduced.
Practically all funds recommended in the Executive Budget for
improvement covering euch items at security on campus, computer
programs, health servicee, and library will bs eliminated.
All new programs will be eliminated or postponed, including
organising a Generel College et Albany, starting a School of Business
at Binghamton, beginning a Neuroiceinces Center at Buffalo, snd
joining an interinstitutional Ocean Sciences Center at Stony Brook.
The eid of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn will be removed
from the University budget.
The aid of private medicel schools will be cut to the current level of
And finally, I stress that the present plen does not provide for the
$5.2 million faculty salary increases which are still far below whet our
faculty requested and deserve. It ii unthinkable in our minds, that we
can ignore such a need; yet we have not yet been eble to locate
further areel of reduction in the budget that would provide the funds
Before concluding, I should like to make one or two observations
about the University and its support.
First, I want to stress that generally a budget crisis springs from two
obvious facts—a sharp cutback in money, or a rigidly imposed formula
as to how money is to be spent, or a combination of both. Under such
circumstances I would urge that we in the University be given the
greatest possible freedom to determine how our limited resources are
to be used.
The need to have flexibility is always important for a University,
but it is especially critical when the budget is cut. If we are not only
denied funds, but also told exactly how what is left is to be
spent—without opportunity to shift to meet special crises and unique
campus situations—then our task next year will be all but intolerable.
Finally, as I look at the budget situation, I cannot help but reflect
on our priorities as a people.
In spite of impressive gains, we still face critical problems in our
cities, in our natural environment, and in the inner quality of their
lives. In our view, the University is one of man's last great hopes for a
better way, and we must soon decide if we are going to invest
adequately in the youth of today in order to make secure the world of
Again, I want to say how impressed I have been by the priorities
you in the Legislature have demonstrated and by your commitments
to education. I want to say also that we in the University are keenly
aware of the critical fiscal situation we all face.
I assure you that we are eager to economize in every way
possible—while at the same time fulfilling the mandate we have been
given. My only purpose this morning has been to clarify as best I can
the plans we have developed for next year, the peculiar financial
difficulties we now face, the shifts in priorities we have considered,
and the problems that remain unresolved.
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The Demonstration
The New York State Legislature will be faced with one of the
largest demonstrationsever this Tuesday.
It seems as if virtually the entire college population of N.Y. City
will come to the Capitol that day to protest the forboding education
budget cuts.
We deplore the treatment education is receiving from the
legislature. The budget cuts must not pass!
For this campus it would mean 50 fewer faculty members necessary
to maintain the present student-faculty ration. It would mean no
implementation this year of the General or Experimental College, this
University's first venture into relevant education.
It is obvious that we mutt work together as a unified political and
social force to prevent further deficiencies in our education.
For these reasons, we wholly support the demonstration at the
Capitol Tuesday. We believe that the appearance of large numbers of
students will demonstrate the grave concern we all have for the future
of education in this state.
Students must be alerted to this impending danger and, once
informed, act on that information cooperatively for the common
Not only are informed students necessary, but faculty also. Inthe
past, our professors have proven themselves worthless academicians in
the sense that they have not shown concern for our endeavors. This,
we feel, is a major reason why past efforts have failed.
Now they may take a leading role. They must inform students in
their classes of the threat facing all of us, and what students can do
about it. We expect, again, that our professors will take advantage of
their leadership to aid students by participating in our education and
in our demonstration. We need them.
There may never be a more opportune time to demonstrate our
concern for the perpetuation and improvement of our educational
institutions. There certainly will not be a better time for dialogue and
Assembly open letter
When you appointed a task force to review and revise the Flynn
Anti-Riot Bill, we had suspected the worst, for the members of that
task force were the most conservative members of The Assembly, who
seemed opposed to any intelligent approach to campus disorders.
Today, we see our worst suspicions were well founded. Your task
force has outdone itself by creating a bill which attempts to please
everyone-but shows an amazing lack of regard for the guarantee of
equal rights under the law.
It was very wise of your task force to realize that the best place for
dealing with academic problems is in an academic setting. It warms
our heart to see that you have realized that taking away a student's
scholarship (for demonstrating and being arrested) punishes him twice
for the same crime-something we all know is not in the democratic
tradition, Mr, Duryea.
But your insistence on "preventing student disorders" has resulted
in an amazing lack of good judgement on your part.
Can you seriously believe that it is an equitable law that creates a
new criminal category (i.e., "Aggravated Disorderly Conduct"), with a
new criminal sentence (i.e., one year in jail and $1,000 maximum
fine) for students convicted of "disrupting" wihtin 500 feet of a
campusTWhy is it "aggravated" when it is 500 feet away, and merely
"disorderly conduct" when it is 501 feet away?Can this be a serious
attempt at effectively solving the problem?
Can you see justice, Mr. Duryea, in the provision that makes a
student who has been convicted twice (in an unlimited period) of
aggravated disorderly conduct (arrested in a demonstration) eligible
for up to seven years in jail?ls it justifiable to charge him with a
felony-thercby placing on a student's record a charge which would
seriously jeopardize his chances of entering a profession or business
requiring a state license?
You, too, Mr. Duryea, have fallen into that oh-so-casy trap. You
have attempted to solve one of the pressing problems facing us today
by attacking the surface manifestations of that problem. You say,
"(This law) gives society further protection." Mr. Duryea, ran you
seriously believe that? Universities are the cornerstone to a free
society. No society that represses its students so harshly and
irrationally is protected; rather, the institution of equality under the
law is threatened.
It greatly grieves us to see that you havenot attempted to find out
why student unrest is evident on campuses across the state today-you
have only looked at the how to of stopping demonstrations. This is
sad, Mr. Duryea, for it will ultimately accomplish nothing.
The inequalities inherent in this bill are overwhelming. The lack of
real thought behind this bill is freightening. Although it returns some
of the jurisdiction to the University Administration, this bill is not
more lenient than the misdirected Flynn bill; it rather is more
dangerous. The Speaker of the Assembly has made a grievous error in
allowing this bill to come out of committee in any form-worst of all
(we hope) in the newest form.
We have.been informed that Governor Rockefeller may sign the bill
in its new form, This bill is a violator of the principles of equal
guarantee of rights and equal punishment under the law. it if grossly
unfair and amazingly inconsistent. We urge all students to make every
effort to insure that there is a torrent of protest against this latest
attempt by the Assembly to destroy dissent on campus.
State University of New .York at Albany
Vol. LV No.
A University
is Quite
s . m . V * u an. t » « / « f r e
All communications must be addressed to the
editor and must be signed. Communications are
subject to editing.
To the Editors:
On behalf of myself, Coach Lewis, Co-Captains
Rich Margison and Scott Price and all of the players
on the team, I would like to take this opportunity
to offer my sincere gratitude to the scores of
Albany basketball fans who have followed us
wherever we have played this year.
I feel that this excellent support has been a great
factor in deciding a great many of those close
"road" games in our favor.
It 'was particularly gratifying to see the continued
enthusiasm during the Wagner game at the Eastern
Regional despite the apparent outcome of the game.
To me it was a deserving tribute to a "gutsy" team
that overcame many physical handicaps in order to
reach the tournament.
To all of us- you are number one.
Dick Sauers
Basketball Coach
To the Editors:
I just received a copy of a letter that a student at
Oneonta State wrote his parents.
"Yesterday, a few of us went to Albany, visited
the Albany Campus. Wouldn't care to attend that
place. It's not only overwhelmingly large but very
sterile looking. More science-fiction looking than
Oneonta's new buildings. They all look alike. No
personality, no individual evident. I much prefer
living off campus in a small city like Oneonta than
in the middle of the Albany Sahara. Can you
imagine living on the 24th floor of a dormitory?
The whole place is like a moon port."
How's that for a good, unbiased judgement on
our campus by an Air Force-veteran student?
F. Dickey
This writer (age 24) still believes that people marry
to form a new way of life, call it "leading each other
to Salvation," yet, it is still a peace of mind, not a
piece of body!
Does anyone believe in the man as Father and
decisive arbiter of the household in whose hands the
scales of domestic justice lie? Does anyone believe in
people with self control, unselfish aims, similar
economic philosophies, thoughts on a common
experience to all beings—God: actually loving each
other because of themselves as they exist spiritually
apart from the physical and fisical realm?
Is this type of love such an Eleusinian mystery
that we must substitute instead the bacchanal orgy of
mass worship of the transitory and physical? This
writer, for one, feels love is sacred and not to be
laughed at. True love is first and foremost the mutual
growing of two people so that they think similarly
and are using the same basic philosophy to achieve a
homo-pneumatic and high unity and peace.
It is out of this search and the sheer enjoyment of
each other and true comrader in Union that first
formed, fed the developing, and shall sustain (in
more mature years) that "beautiful" quality called
It is not so much mind over matter as it is sanity
over insanity that this author suggests that we as
individuals, a college, a city, a nation, yes even a
world, listen to Cleo's teachings on societies and
individuals that put the physical and fisical over the
common salvation of the union (whether it be a
marriage or a nation).
Charles E. Knight
292 North Street
Pittsfield, Mass. 01202
The Albany Student Press is published two
times a week by the Student Association of the
State University of New York at Albany. The ASP
office is located in Room 382 of the Campus
Center. This newspaper is funded by S.A.Tax. The
ASP was founded by the Class of 1918.
Jill R. Paznik A Ira J. Wolfman
Where Is Love?
News Editor
Tim Keeley
Associate News Editor
Kathy Huseman
Arts Editor
Carol Schour
To the Editor:
Sports Editor
Jim Wimloui
I have just finished watching several T.V, programs Feature Editor
Gary Gelt
und reading some newspaper and magazine articles us Technical Editors
Pat O'Hern, BillShapsc
I now take pen in hand to jot these few terse Photography Editor
Stu Hitter
Business Manager
Philip Franchini
Where has true love gone—or is it just hiding? I see Advertising Manager
Daniel Foxman
so much sex and "making love" in the empty lives of
The Albany Student Press assumes no
people today. Must we show our lack of
self-confidence and sane attitude' toward the responsibility for opinions expressed in its
physiological aspects of courtship and marriage by columns and communications as such expressions
giggling and making sick jokes of it and a mockery of do not necessarily reflect its views.
its sanctity?
Faux pas?
Tuesday March 18, 1969
GI, civilians
protest war
over Easter
Discussion tonight
on grades of S-U
Easter weekend will be the time
set for massive GI-civilian antiwar
demonstrations, across the
country. The protest actions are
being held in support of those GIs
who oppose the war in Vietnam.
GIs and civilians are working
together in order to co-ordinate
the demonstrations, called by the
National Gl-Civilian Antiwar
Action Conference held in
Chicago Dec. 28. The peace
actions will be oriented to GIs
whose involvement in anti-war
protest is the most significant new
development for the movement
against the war in Vietnam.
Seven regional centers have
b e e n s e l e c t e d for the
demonstrations in the US-Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle,
Chicago, Atlanta, and Austin,
which will hold actions on Easter,
and New York which will
demonstrate on April 5.
The demonstration in New
York, on April 5 will assemble at
2 pm in Bryant Park (Sixth Ave.
at 41st Street) and march to a
rally in Central Park. There will be
speakers at the rally expressing
the three themes chosen; support
to antiwar GIs a call for bringing
the GIs home from Vietnam now;
opposition to theadministraiton's
war o r i e n t e d policy of
militarization and white racism.
Committee to End the War is
organizing for April 5 on the
Albany State campus. Posters,
buttons and other materials will
be on sale in the Campus Center.
Three alternative systems of grading will be up for discussion
tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Social Science 256 as the Commission for
Academic Affairs sponsors "An Open Meeting on the Pass-Fall
Dr. Alan Kuuisisto, Vice President for Academic Affairs, will give
opening remarks and will moderate the panel discussion.
The panel will include: Dr. Joan Schulz, Chairman of the
Committee on Academic Standing; Dr. Arthur Collins, Chairman of
the Task Force on Academic Regulations; Richard Collier, Chairman
of the Commission for Academic Affairs of Student Association; and
Mona Kurtz, student member of the Committee on Academic
Three proposals are being considered presently. The first proposal,
which came from the Commission for Academic Affairs, requests that
" a l l under-graduate courses shall be graded on a
Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory (S-U) basis." The second proposal is the
present system of "A" thru "E" grades. Academic Affairs Commission
has made this proposal their second choice of the proposals.
The third proposal is a rather complicated system of grading. The
professor would announce prior to pre-registration which of the four
following grading systems he would use: (A) Letter grading; 0)
Subject evaluation, i.e. a written description of student performance;
(C) Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory grading, i.e. S or U; (D) Any
combination of the above.
If the professor makes no
announcement of the method of
evaluation for his course, the
student may elect letter grading or
pass-fail. The option of a written
evaluation would be open to the
student only with the permission
of the instructor.
Opinion Poll
careful. Thorne feels that
Universtiy students are "A. Giving
The Commission for Academic
their ID's to other kids and B. Affairs is also sponsoring an
Sponsoring beer drinkers that opinion poll, to be held on the
they never laid their eyes on dinner lines from Wednesday
before." The situation must through Friday of this week. The
change now before it'stoo late and poll will attempt to determine
requires student cooperation.
student sentiment as regards to a
President Collins was also asked grading system for Fall 1969.
to comment on today's CUNY Editor's Note: (In order for there
march. He felt it is a "united to be a meaningful dialogue on
attempt to remedy the situation pass-fail which can reach the vast
but not an effective means of majority of students, we include
influencing legislators."
in this issue of the ASP two
Collins did feel however that statements as to the relative
"1000 letters from back home virtues of the present grading
and the pass-fail
would have more pressure than system
system. The following is a
10,000 marchers."
by Dick Collier,
The remaining IB minutes of statement
the discussion centered on the Chairman of the Commission for
topic of drugs. Thorne added a Academic Affairs in favor of the
few comments that members of complete pass-fail system.)
the Bureau of Criminal
The present A-E grading system
Inverstigation made last week to
members of the residence staffs. and the suggested partial S-U (or
The BCI noted that if they felt ?. "pass-fail") system limit the
b u s t was necessary they student and the instructor. Both
of these systems maintain the
"wouldn't even tell Thorne."
Thorne did say that in the past pressure to get the best grade
three semesters only 16 University possible in courses marked A-E.
students were arrested on drug Unfortunately, "getting the
is frequently little related
charges and all were off campus
please turn to page 7.
Chemiske, ponder demonstration tactics , aiming towards todays'
CUNY rally and the rally on the 24th to 'Save SUNY.'
Townies invade, vandalize;
securitv needs student aid
by T. W. Keeley
The President's Conference
with students took on a very
informal but serious look at the
security problem of the past
weekend, yesterday.
President Evan R. Collins and
Clifton C. Thome Vice-president
for Student Affairs expressed
their grave concern over the
growing "townie" invasions which
occur each weekend.
Demonstration today,
faculty budget letter
by Valerie Ives
Staff Reporter
Albany State students are urged
to support 'Don't Cut CUNY' by
participating in the march on the
Capitol today, March 18. Another
march to 'Save SUNY' will be
held on March 24
The announcement was made
at yesterday's Faculty Senate that
a letter signed by 24 department
chairmen is being sent to
Governor Rockerfcller as well as
all members of the Assembly and
the Senate, stating: 'We urge you
to r e s t o r e to t h e bill
(Appropriation Bill A. 2301-S.
1685) at least those funds
described by Chancellor Gould as
'absolute essentials' for our
"We urge you to continue the
support on which the State
University depends if it is to fulfill
its objective and become an
institution of quality second to
" I n his statement, the
Chancellor pointed out that that
the proposed budget would force
the State University to effect
drastic changes force the State
University to effect drastic and
harmful reductions in key areas of
expenditure, resulting In an
inflation of student-faculty ratios.
It is estimated that about
10,000 students from NYC will be
arriving at the Capitol at 12:00
noon today where a program
including a rally and speeches
The problem this weekend
stemmed from the presence of a
large number of high school
"guests" that the band invited to
the mixer. These "guests" were
not permitted into the mixer
because it was open to university
students only.
As a result the students made
an evening of it by attacking
s t u d e n t s , creating
disturbances, and vandalizing.
Thorne announced that as a
result an adminstrative decision
was made to cancel all mixers.
Further commenting on the
matter, Collins noted that many
of the youngsters picked up were
12, 13, and 14 year olds that were
dumped at the University "as a
babysitting service."
"These students come here
raising hell and beating up our
students and our students aren't
aiding in the process" by
cooperating with the security
police, Collins noted.
Collins reluctantly added that
"we are a short step from locking
up the campus socially."
Dr. Thorne also noted that we
have a good chance of losing our
liquor license if we are not more
have been planned.
Students are urged to write
letters to their Congressmen about
what will happen if the proposed
budget passes and to sign their
home addresses.
There is not going to be a
strike, but faculty members are
being asked not to penalize
students for not coming to classes
on March 18 and 24.
Students wishing to march
should gather at Draper between
10:30 and 11:00 am. At 11:30
the parade to the Capitol will
75 students attended an
organizational meeting concerning
the march that was held Friday
afternoon. The meeting was
conducted by Steve Cherniske. It
was stressed that the march is
going to be peaceful and
nonviolent. Students are asked to
dress neatly, as part of making a
good impression to parade
Discussed was the problem of
getting the facts straight to
everyone. The proposed cut in the
budget will lead to cuts in
education in olehr ways rather
than a raise in tuition. One of the
purposes of the meeting was to set
up a publicity committee to
inform students, faculty, and the
community about the situation.
'"- iStte'
A committee was set up to sell
•Save SUNY' buttons at $.26
Photo by neryamin
apiece in order to make money to
pay for the cost of organizing the THE INTERNATIONAL WEREWOLF CONSPIRACY held a reenactment of the death of Julius Caesar on
Saturday, the Ides of March, in the Campus Center snack bar.
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