Appalling policy Shadows EDITORIAL COMMENT

Appalling policy
We ire the dead, the ones who, being products of a culture that'
ritualistically celebrates the destruction of all that makes life
beautiful, are left to stand as shadows of substance and meaning.
It is pathetically laughable, the hypocritical satisfaction we get
from castigating our government and ourselves for allowing wars to
continue. We, as students are an obvious manifestation of the ritual
war. We create our own unique individual wars among our friends, our
teachers, our parents.
We have let our culture excape with our own peace of mind, a mind
we never even had. Shadows, we march to the barricades wondering
who we are, where we will march next, wondering if shndows can
band together to make reality.
If we can come together within ourselves, make our own bodies
into invulnerable instruments of total communication, invulnerable to
the destitution of external forces. We can no longer hide in the
alleyways provided by any illegitimate authorities. Strike out, we urge
you, for your own souls, for cosmic consciousness, communion with
the unique univers of self.
We urge you not to react to the celebration of death by reading the
names of the dead, by inculcating the self in the horrors of war, for by
doing this we are legitimizing the death culture, surrounding all
possible means of excape to life with prison bars constructed by the
powerful dead.
We cannot let ourselves continue in the trap we arc in, we must
beware of new wars, from all sides, wars denying the liberating life of
the individual.
We were appalled to find that the Campus Center Snack Bar set up
a policy which said, in effect, that if a student employed there did not
report for work on October 15-Moratorium Day-he would find his
employment there terminated (in other words he would be fired).
We understand the idea that employeees have a responsibility to tell
their employers if they will not report for work; we believe that the
threat of action by the snack bar was aimed only at those who did not
give notification.
However, it is obvious that the snack bar hierarchy has acted in a
totally ridiculous manner. Threatening someone with loss of
employment on the basis of one day of absence is not standard
procedure; it seems that political views may have colored this
If anyone has been fired on these grounds, we hope the snack bar
management will realize their odious mistake and rescind their action.
The elections for University Senate will be held from Tuesday,
October 21, to Thursday, October 23. Write in votes are permitted, as
long as tho write in candidate has the qualifications neccesary to hold
the office. The rally for the residents of Alumni Quad will be held on
October 19, from 2 to 5 P.M. in Brubacher Lower Lounge.
Moratorium Day
To the Editors:
The National Moratorium Day has passed.
Whether or not it has succeeded in its avowed
purpose, however, remains to be seen. Even the
Moratorium's most active supporters apparently
could not have expected immediate results, as further
similar activities are planned for the future.
Evenutually, wc will be forced to judge the
Moratorium on its merits as a contributor to peace,
bearing in mind the Administration's present
commitment to a negotiated peace. To the extent to
which the Moratorium will have contributed to and
speeded the cause of peace, it is to be praised; and
to the extent to which it may delay the cause of
peace in V/iet-Nam ' l ' s to be condemned as a
capricious further wast of human lives..
Harris A. Hull
Graduate School of Business Admin.
Republican moratorium
To the Editors,
"The members of the SUNYA COIIege
Republican Club would like to express their support
of the October 15 Moratorium on the war in
Vietnam. As politically involved students, we feel it
is our obligation to take a stand. We think this is a
valid educational experience that students can take
advantage of, to learn and to express their
sentiments on this very important issue."
The preceeding executive board resolution was
presented and unanimously adopted by those
present at the October 9 meeting of the Albany
State College Republicans. We believe we must
become involved In the everyday life of the campus
community, making our views known and our
presence felt. This resolution represents a new
policy of involvement in the affairs of the university
community, and a concern for social and moral
issues of today.
SUNYA College Republicans
Executive Board
Francis Battisti, President
Ed.Note: This communication was received last
week, but due to an oversight did not appear in our
hut issue.
Heil Haley
To the editors:
Heil Haley and Food Service! Nothing Is more
important than the iron rule, including students.
Hell Haley and Food Service! The students are to bo
penalized for the inefficiency of Food Service.
Upon learning that the permanent meal cards had
arrived I went down and waited in line only to
further learn that my permanent meal card Hmt4i*en
misplaced. I was told to go to Food Service's office
at State Quad the following Monday. Being well
aware of the Inefficiency of this University Monday
morning my friend called Food Service to find out
whether the permanent meal cards were ready. She
was informed that she needn't come, the cards
would be distributed to the various quads in a few
days. But this wasn't done and permanent meal
cards became mandatory Friday, Oct. 10 at 4:00
At dinner trie checker refused to let me through
the line because my name was not in the missing
cards list. 1 explained the situation to Mrs. Hayes,
who evidently is in charge of Food Service at Dutch.
She informed me that until I had gotten a pass or
permanent meal card I would not be permitted to
eat in the cafeteria and if my friends brought food
to me, their meal cards would be confiscated.
To eat, I needed a Food Service pass which could
only be obtained at State Quad by 5:00. It was then
5:00, but she allowed me to call Food Service from
the cafeteria and request that the office remain
open a little longer. A student worker agreed so I
ran over and obtained that precious scrap of paper.
Why hadn't they given the pass to me earlier?
They're so busy no one knows what they're
doing-I've noticed.
Tht student is charged $5.00 for replacing a lost
meal card, regardless of whether it is a permanent or
temporary meal card (Alas! students who are
inconvenienced when Food Service loses their cards
are not paid $5.00!).
Are justice and mercy lost virtues at Albany
State? Even though Mrs. Hayes realized that it was
through no fault of my own that I had neither a
permanent meal card not a pass in my possession,
she would have deprived me of my meals. It is a
rude awakening to learn just how the officials in
charge of this university have the student's interest
at heart.
anyone to understand, believe, or even respect you
when you use threats; illegal threats against freedom
of speech. Or don't you care...
Mr. Urbano, look around. Something is
happening. There is a reason for it. Why sir, why?
Think about it, for all our sakes, please think about
In peace,
Marshall Winkler
Warped Urbano
To whom this should concern:
After having read Verne Urbano's letter (ASP,
10/10 69), I decided certain comments were
necessary, if not obligatory. I am not concerned
with Mr. Urbano's dislike for "Peace vs.
US"(ASP,9/30/69); however, his entire criticism
and attitude openly suggest an anti-intellectual as
well as totalitarian approach to other people.
Unfortunately Mr. Urbano does not attend this
"institution." Hopefully his children will receive a
many-faceted education, something which Mr.
Urbano desperately could use. It would be a pity if
his children were indoctrinated with Marine-Corps
ideology, for their solutions to self-perceived
"Problems" are going to revolve around violent
annihilation, as prophesized by Mr. Urbano when he
said: "If, personally,, I could get my hands on the
element of depraved human responsible for this
filth, the problem would be solved."
Lautly, I am happy that the "Irate American" is
sending a copy of "Peace vs. US" to the "top
administrators" of the State University. Perhaps he
will also send a copy of his letter so that Mr.
Urbano's primitive diatribe and stimulating expose
of his own warped personality.
Yours truly,
John J. Fleitman
One disillusioned student,
Theresa Falta
Verne Urbano
To the Editors:
I am writing this letter in response to the
Communication by Mr. Verne Urbano
in the
Oct. 10 issue of the ASP.
First, Mr. Urbano seemed very disturbed by the
language used in the editorial. For any
communication to be effective, it has to be read and
understood. Mr. Urbano, the war is still on, mon are
still dying.
Think, sir...Why dirty words, vulgar thoughts?
Unfortunately, no one wants to listen to you until
you twist his arm a bit. It's as simple as that. If it
takes a four-letter word to make people sit up and
take notice (as it did to you)-then I con't condemn
its use, Maybe enough of these words unci thoughts
will, someday, somehow, save men's lives. In
perspective,then, the disgusting words only describe
a disgusting situation. Maybe they'll help...
Thon you say "...depraved"-tho person who
wrote tho article is dopravedl If you could get your
hands on him thon the problem would be solved.
What do you intend t 0 do to him, Mr. Urbano? You
talk about depravedYou finish your letter with a threat. An out and
out threat. No more thought, no more expression of
feelings-or else. How can you possibly expect
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Volume LVI. No.8.
State UniwnftH of Hem York it Albany
Tuesday, October 21,1969
Defense contracts,
narcotics policy
by Perry Silverman
Two of the important issues
facing universities today, military
defense contracts and drugs on
campus, were discussed at this
Monday's conference of President
Kuusisto with the students.
In answer to previous inquiries
concerning Albany State's
involvement with
Department research contracts,
Kuusisto provided a list of six
contracts being fulfilled with
various members of the defense
establishment totaling $861,255.
The largest of the six was a
$600,000 contract with the Air
Force for a project being
researched by Professor Vonnegut
of the Atmospheric Sciences
investigation into "The Physical
Properties of Clouds and Fog"
concerns research of fog, rain, and
snow production, weather fronts
and air pollution.
The second largest contract was
one for $183,000 from the Air
F o r c e again for research
conducted by Dr. Corbett of the
D e p a r t m e n t on
D a m a g e in
Other contracts with the
defense establishment concern
those with the Office of
NavalResearch on "The Fear of
Failure and General Achievement
Behavior" and "The Growth of
S m a l l Particles
in t h e
A t m o s p h e r e , " by Professors
Teevan and Mohnen, respectively.
Kuusisto emphasized that these
projects were Not of a secret
nature .
The next major question
considered was one raised by a
student at the conference on the
arrest of four Albany State
students involved with marijuana
on campus and any possible shift
in the university's "narcotics
Clifton Thome, Vice President
of Student Affairs, acknowledged
at this time that this was the first
arrest made for narcotics use on
campus. However, he pointed out
that formal charges were not
pressed against the four until they
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were off campus grounds.
T h o m e established
all they are (in
university policy on narcotics law
violations had not changed. Such
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policy consists of denying the
university campus as a sanctuary
to drug abusers and cooperating
with law enforcement agencies.
T h o m e denied that the
administration is in comspiracy
with police agencies to monitor
the student body. He emphasized
by Aralynn A bare
However, both sides did manage activity. He asserted ne asserted
the point that the administration
intends t o prevent "Stony
that the council now had an even
The legality of Central to deliver concrete arguments.
The plaintiff, Bert Devorset- greater responsibility to the rights
Brook-type" police invasions of
Council's 3000 dollar allotment
this campus.
for sending buses to Washington backed by Bob Iseman and Ken of the minority because tax is
Dr. Thome indicated that the next month was the issue at last Stringer-contended that the now mandatory. Due to this,
university is commited "to help
night's Supreme
C o u r t a l l o t m e n t was 'in direct many students would be paying
t o B i l l for many activitieses which they
human beings in trouble." He hearing. Much of the four hour c o n t r a d i c t i o n '
cited that those arrested were session of the Court was taken up 6768-73. That bill states, in do not neccesarily support.
provided with free legal advice
"What is more important is that
with discussion of minor and part, that 'Student Association
and assistance in acquiring lawyers
irrelevant points, such as asthetic monies shall not be used to this court set down the guidelines,
in addition to being permitted to
d l y and clearly, that
versus moral judgement and why
a n y p a r t i s a n mandatory fees may not be used
confer with university officials.
Bill 6768-73 is not a by-law. a d v o c a t e s
viewpoint.' Devorsetz presented for partisan political activities.,he
a letter from Mr. Chandler Stein, concluded.
legal counselor to the university,
T h e c a s e f o r Student
which stated that to use "Student Assosciation was presented by
Assosciation transport D o u g Goldschmidt, Terry
students to this protest would be Mathias, Dave Neufeld, and Vic
an improper use of such funds. Looper.
S.A.'s major argument rested
Devorset also argued that
by Candy Miner
the War in Vietnam, to coordinate
lecture. He received a standing the moratorium day activities on ""mdatory student fees could not on the fact that Council has the
"The Students Role in the
ovation for his speech on the October 15.
be u s e d for partisan political
continued to page 3
Nixon Era" will be the topic of
"Future of Leadership in the US."
Adam Walinsky, a former
Born in NYC and currently
The Robert F. Kennedy lecture
Kennedy aide and a leader of the
has since become an annual event living in Scarsdale, New York, Mr.
anti-war movement will speak
sponsored by the Graduate School Walinsky is a graduate of Cornell
here tomorrow evening in LC 1 at
of Public Affairs and Pi Sigma University and Yale Law School.
3:30, sponsored by Forum of
In 1964, after having worked in
Politics. His speech will be
Walinsky is active in the Dept. of Justice under Robert
followed by an extended
the anti-war movement. It was Kennedy, he joined Senator
discussion period.
partly his action which brought Kennedy's staff where he became
Last spring, Faculty Senate universities to which we have
An enigma to many people, Mr. about the statewide bommittee, his chief speech writer and key
tabled a resolution which would written."
Walinsky Is often accused of being known as the Committee to End aide.
have eliminated university wide
"As of now, we are asking that
an arrogant, young (32 yrs.) man.
requirements. The proposal was all university-wide requirements,
However, those who know him
put aside because it lacked a plan such as 12 hours of Math and
see that this so-called arrogance is
of implementation and evidence Science, 12 hours of Social
really an impatience to effect
of student and faculty support.
Science, 6 hours of Language, and
change, thereby bringing the
In an effort to revive tne 9 hours of Humanities be
ideals of the young to reality.
proposal, five university students eliminated, but that departmental
have formed CUHE-Committee major requirements remain in
Mr. Walinsky is currently
for Undergraduate Requirement existence. We do not however,
lecturing in colleges throughout
Elimination, a subcommittee of advocate that departments adopt
the state. Last spring, he
Academic Affairs Commission. requirements which have been
addressed Pi Sigma Alpha, the
The students, Steve Bookin, Phil discontinued by the university, as
plitical science honorary, and gave
Cantor, Sue Elborger, Aline is the practice at some schools."
Lepkin, and Steve Villano, have
CURE'S goals are to offer the
been working with Dick Collier student a freer choice in planning
and Bob Gibson U University his own academic career, to
College since early October, eliminate the atmosphere of
The election for University
attempting to outline an compulsory learning, to lift the
procedure which
Senate will be held on October
burden of required courses off the
would dissolve the existing student since a student now
21, 22, and 23 from 10-S p.m. in
university requirements but
spends approximately one half of
the Main Lounge of the Campus
maintain departmental major
his university Hie taking courses
Center. Write in votes are
not necessarily of his liking, and
free faculty members from
permitted, as long as the write
According to Committee
teaching courses which are a
spokesman, Steve Villano, "The
in c a n d i d a t e
source of frustration and a waste
Committee has drawn up a
qualifications necessary to hold
time to faculty, the
the office.
ADAM WAUNSKY, FORMER KENNEDY AIDE, w0. ape* he» w E £ w . u t e°xpan£7wtn w.
departments, and the students
Wednesday evening on "The Students Role in the Nixon Era.,"
continued tq page 2
Case against $3 000 involves
minority rights, student tax
Antiwar leader to discuss
students in the age of Nixon
Students pose ''cure
for forced learning
University Senate
way. Socrates and Plato will be
Telling people about the erased from the memories of
Contributions are now being
"monkey-demona" U Jtut about people for they were free-thinkers accepted for L'Humaniste. Please
the toughest undertaking I've ever and the term free- thinker will not leave your essays, poems, etc. on
given myself. When people listen exist. Splro Agnew will be the the door at CC320.
to me, some understand and tell great philosopher of our time.
me they've known about the
Those of you who are free
"monkey-demons" without being thinkers know and feel the
Creative writers: All persons
I'm writing this aritcle
able to name themTOf course
interested in forming a writers'
there are the others who laugh at for you so that you will know workshop oriented towards
me or tell me they believe me that you are not alone. Don't. helping the writer improve his
when they really don't. If you're change, fight the monkey-demons work for publication. Call Bruce,
one of these people, you needn't as you have. You are no* alone.
439-2948, evenings.
go any further.
First, let me clarify something
I've given them the name
"monkey-demons" merely to give
them identity, so that when I do
speak of them they are less
Monkey-demons is the force
behind the conformity idea. They
pressure people to follow ideas of
society. The less conventional
people feel this pressure
Special Events Board will have work on Holiday Sing he would
constantly. The pressure can build an Open Meeting tonight at 7:30 be all finished shortly after it was
to such a point, so as to make one in Campus Center Room 375 for over. The amount of time that
question his own ideals, to make all those students that signed up you need to give if flexible and
one wonder whether he is right in on Activities Day and for anyone you can for the most part decide
thinking the way he does. If the elst that is interested in the Board. when and how much time you
monkey demons have their way,
Special Events, encompassing will devote. A vast array of talents
no thinking people will be left. many traditional and novel and jobs are offered.
Philosophy will not exist, because campus activities, are sponsored
The Board needs people for
there will be only one philosophy by the Board. The purpose of everything form actors which
with everyone thinking the same these events is to present a variety require certain specialized skills to
of entertainment for the ticket selling which required
University and area community. virtually nune. People are also
The co-chairmen depend almost needed for many other things (e.g.
totally on student assistance and publicity, typing, ushering,
continued from page 1
participation. Not only is student decorating, telephone calling,
CURE will be conducting help welcome but individual scheduling, etc.)
interviews with Department effort is gieatly appreciated.
The Board has already
Chairmen and Administrators for
sponsored Activities Day and the
the next two weeks, after which
Concert (Blues Bag '69). It
Special Events Board offers the
time it will begin drafting its final
student who is interested in also sponsors
rationale and implementation
participating in student activities a Campus Chest, Telethon, Talent
wide variety of choices and Show, Holiday Sing, Jazz Festival,
The Committee's report will be experiences. Students can become Parents Weekend, State Fair,
publicized from November involved on any level from the mixers and cultural events.
16-December 2 and the publicity
Board down. Quite often students
Information about these events
campaign will culminate in a want to get involved in activities and the need for At-Large
University-wide referendum to be but don't because they feel that Members will be supplied at the
held December 3, 4, and 5 to they do not have the time and meeting. If you are interested in
demonstrate support or rejection that it will lower their or»H*«
working on any of these events or
of the plan.
if you have questions or are
CURE will hold an open
The activities, unlike some interested in starting a new event
meeting this Wednesday evening, clubs are not year round. For we strongly urge you to attend
October 22, at 7:30 in LC 2.
example, if a student wanted to this Open Meeting.
needs student help
No requirements ?
There will be a meeting for all
those interested in working on
"The Word" Tuesday, October 21
at 8 p.m. in CC 320.
Interested S o p h s : Union
College AFROTC will visit
SUNYA October 21 and 22 from
1:30-4:30 p.m. BA 231. Complete
information on Air Force Reserve
SUNY Young Conservative will
meet Tuesday October 21, at 7:30
p.m. in CC 373. All students
interested in conservatism are
welcome to attend.
The New Democratic Coalition
will hold an extremely important
business meeting tonight in SS
134. Fund-raising, Legislative and
campaign programs and speaking
engagements will be discussed. All
are invited to attend.
Elections for the
Grduate Student Assosciation will
be held on Monday and Tuesday,
October 20 and 21. Voting will
take place at the enterance to the
Campus Center and in the upper
lounge of the Campus Center
from 11 AM to 7:30 PM and in
the main lounge of Brubacher hall
from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. . The names
of nominees will be posted next
to the vot: -g stations.
The Spanish Club will be
holding its first meeting of this
year on Thursday, October 23 at
4 p.m. in room 370 of the
Campus Center. Officers for the
year will be elected at this time.
All Spanish students welcome.
The Albany
Society announces that auditions
will be held for its first
production, THE KILLING, on
Monday, October 27, in CC 315,
and on Tuesday, October 28 in
the CC Assembly Hall. There are
roles for 12 men and 5 women
with 5-20 "extras" needed.
Are you fed up with University
requirements? If you are, come to
the CURE meeting (Committee
on University
Elimination) Wednesday night,
October 22, at 7:30 p.m. in LC 2.
College Young Democrats will
hold a meeting Tuesday, October
21, at 8:30 in HU 258. All are
Paul O'Dwyer will speak on
Campus this Sunday evening,
October 26 at 8 p.m. in the
Assembly Hall concerning the
effect of Moratorium Day and
what students can continue to do
to bring the war in Vietnam to an
Project Helpmate, an Albany
Junior Chamber of Commerce
sponsored organization, is in need
of a coordinator. The Project
works with girls, ages 5-16 in
Albany's South End, meets one
evening per week with the
children and is usually involved
with arts and crafts, dancing,
singing or similar activities.
The coordinator acts as a
go-between the J.C's and Albany
State volunteers. (Transportation
and money for Project materials
or any other needs are provided
by the J.C's). For further
information contact
Grodson, 7041 Livingston Tower,
phone 457-8974.
Positions are still open on the
following Committees and
Councils of the University Senate:
--Committee on Academic
Standing (4 students)
-Personnel Policies Council (5
-•Academic Freedom and
Professional Ethics Committee of
Personnel Policies Council (4
-Council on Promotions and
Continuing Appointment (3
-Educational Policies Council
(4 students)
-Research Council
Please contact Terry Mathias in
Center 346 for
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Opinion poll on new calendar
bogs down Council again
by Ed Zoffino
Special Events Board
by Ken Stokem
on the calendar. An appropriation
At this past Thursday's short was made to buy a full-page in the
Central Council meeting, the ASP to publicize the entire
outstanding event was again the calendar. It seems however that
discussion on the effectiveness or Ithe effort was effectively
ineffectiveness of the Opinion Poll sidetracked, by passing the
taken by Academic Affairs responsibility of enacting it from
Commission on the Proposed the President of Central Council
Academic Calendar. The results of to the Chairman of Finance
the Poll were 361 for and 68 Committee, to Academic Affairs
against. The poor turnout for this Commission. As a result, the
important issue tends to cast some calendar will probably go into
doubts on the effectiveness of the effect with questionable student
manner in which the Poll was backing.
taken. Also, it seems that there
In other action Central Council
may have been ample opportunity
passed a bill, introduced by Vic
for stuffing the ballot box.
Looper, requesting that an Ad
At the previous week's meeting Hoc Committee be formed to
Lenny Kopp and Norm Rich had study the possibility of having the
DON CRAWFORD, FOLKSINGER, is the featured performer at
made efforts to see that the Student Association construct and
this week's Coffee House Circuit. Story on page 4.
. .
students were accurately informed operate student housing. Doug
Goldschmidt, a former member of
Council, lead the support for the
Committee. It will look into the
legal and financial problems of
such an operation.
The members of the Committee
on Rules and Regulations for
by Kathy Reillv
important role in the October 15
"We try to work inside of Republican who leans more moratorium; members helped plan
buildings, not to throw rocks at toward the Coalition's thought the candlelight march from
them." Spokesman Steve Villano receives their support.
Draper to the Capitol, personally
sums up the principles of the New
C o n c e r n i n g the
A l b a n y visited every suite to urge the
Democratic Coalition, a group of mayoralty campaign, the New b o y c o t t i n g of classes, and
about 150 students, organized on D e m o c r a t i c C o a l i t i o n
has contacted ail 150 churches in the
campus to fill the void between remained neutral, on the belief
by Diane White
Albany area to seek support for
the radical SDS and the that the Republican nominee, the moratorium.
importance of birth
conservative YAF'
Albert Hertheimer, represents no
Some members of the campus
Allied with the state and real change from the incumbent group are working jointly with the control and family planning were
Democrats in the State Capitol on the topics of a meeting Sunday
national N.D.C., which was Mayor Corning.
research projects. This spring, the sponsored by Trinity Young
formed in February of this year,
Although the party in power
Albany's is apparently the only would change, there would be no state New Democratic Coalition Adults. Mr. Schendell, executive
of the
will open an Albany city d i r e c t o r
existing College shapter. It is essential difference in policy only
Association of
hoped that attempts will bo made i n m ethods. 1 lowever, many headquarters, probably before the P a r e n t h o o d
to establish the NDC at other area
individual m e mbers actively state primary, and the University Albany, conducted the meeting
and state colleges in the near support the reform Democratic c h a p t e r plans on providing b y
pamphlets, presenting a film, and
candidate for City Court Judge, assistance,
Lawrence Kahn.
Orien ted t o w a r d s college
Several assemblymem have
The necessity of responsible
students a n d
members of
Since its inception last March, already agreed to participate in
minoritygroups, iLs eventual goal
the NDC has carried out a number campus debates on various issues. parenthood in a world of rapidly
is to wrest Democratic party
of projects, Several notables, , Future speakers include Ogden increasing population was stressed
control from the "old guard" like
including Steven Solarz, who Reid, Paul O'Dwyer, Jonathan by Schendell. Today there are
Chicago's Mayor Daley and
discussed abortion reform, and Bolinsky and Gordon Bingham.
Hubert Humphrey.
Paul O'Dwyer were invited to
Stressed was the point that the inhabitants on the earth.
speacl on campus last year. Also, 1 New Democratic Coalition is not
The NDC does try to support a
Democratic party candidate an intensive campaign was merely a revitalization of the Parenthood, it is practically
mounted against passage of the Young Democrats. Rather, it is a inevitable that this number will
whenever possible. If, however, n
Flynn bill in the assembly.
completely new organization, and, double by 2080 even if the birth
Democrat differs radically in his
political views on policies, another
The NDC associated in the unlike the Young Democrats, is rate is decreased by stringent birth
independent of party control. control practices. At the present,
nominee wins their endorsement. leveling discrimination charges
Since neither the national nor the only 10% of the world has access
In New York City, for example, against South Mall construction
p a r t y to a d e q u a t e birth control
Democrat Mario Procachino, by employers, who were accused of s t a t e
NDC s t a n d a r d s is unduly d e n y i n g blacks equal job contributes any money, the group information.
is presently very low on funds.
Mr. Schendell foresees the
conservative, so John Lindsay, a o p p o r t u n i t i e s . It played an
NDC meetings are held every institution of radical changes in
other Tuesday, including October order to curb the population
21; everyone, including those with explosion. If family planning is
political viewr, is not effective by voluntary
welcome to attend. Speakers are practice, the government may bo
often invited, and open, frank
continued from page I
Parliamentary Procedure, the discussions are encouraged. At
tonight's meeting the question of
ultimate power t.
.itrol student minority can be heard.
In reply to Devorsetz* charges organization and officers will
According to a letter by that Council had no right to allot briefly be presented. Freshmen
Chancellor of the State University the money, Mathias said that and sophomores, especially, are
S o c i a l urged to participate.
of New York, Samuel Could, "It P o l i t i c a l
The NDC will again sponsor an
has been agreed that such funds Positions(PSP), the branch of
(i.e., madatory sludentmonies) are Council from which the bill appearance of Paul O'Dwyer of
s t u d e n t funds ...and should emanated, was "more than a Sunday, October 26 . O'Dwyer
therefore be eompletelywithin the partisan political body." He will give an informal talk on the
control of I e duly constituted continued stating that PSP "does effects of the moratorium, and
student government organizations. not advocate a partisan political additional alternatives to students
The importance of the will of viewpoint; it coordinates the seeking anit- war activities.
the majority was emphasized by efforts of the politically involved
the SA representatives.Along with members of the SUNYA student
the fact that present provisions body." •
exist to protect the rights of the
In accordance with Supreme
minority. Through representatives Court regulations, the decision
on Central Council, appeal, and will be made public by next
the various protections found in Monday.
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'We work inside buildings,9
not throwing rocks at them
maintenance of Public Order on
Campus were announced and
approved to be: Steve Brown,
Skip Counti, Nanci Wolf, Judy
Avner, Ellen Kurtzman, Chris
Materson, Larry Blau, and Ken
Corrections on last week's list
of appointments by Central
Council are: Undergraduate
Affairs Council: Bob Ackerman,
Stephanie Rice, Ken Kurzweil,
Nadine Siminoff, and Jack
Schwartz. Student
Council: Steve Lobel, Vic Looper,
and Mark Goor. Educational
Policy Committee: Greg Bell and
Booker T. Evans. Curriculum
Committee (U.A.C.): Charlie
Hart. Admissions Committee
( U . A . C . ) : Gordon (Corky)
Thompson and Charlie Hart.
Be all you can be
as often is you can be
and thank you
for letting me be myself
Use birth control
and save the world
Supreme Court hearing
to limit couples to
procreating no more than two.
It was stressed that all religious
groups favor some way of limiting
the size of families. The Roman
Catholic Church, much criticized
for its disapproval of artitificial
contraceptives, was in fact the
first church to publicly endorse
the rhythm method of birth
A film entitled QUESTIONS
CONTROL was shown, which
described the most effective
i n c l u d i n g oral
contraceptive pills, intrauterine
devices, condoms, diaphragms, the
rhythm method, vaginal foams,
and creams and jellies.
Mr. Schendell extended an
invitation to all young couples to
come visit Planned Parenthood of
Albany before their marriage.
Fees range from $4 to $15
depending on ability to pay.
Girls under the age of 21 must
be recommended to Planned
Parenthood by someone else, such
as a doctor, clergyman, or parent.
The local address is 225 Lark
Street, and the phone number is
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Fri. t Sun. at 9:00
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(Throe Sub« Minimum)
Mon Sat.
8 pm 1 am
Sun & Other Special
Days 4pm-1am
on State Quad
continued through October,
alt at...
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Faculty musicians
virtuoso artists
Crawford at
coffee house
Don Crawford, folk singer, It
the featured performer at thla
week's Coffee House Circuit.
Mr. Crawford, a native of
Barkeley, California, is of
Canadian fame. He ia well-known
throughout the northeast aa an
interpreter of the music of such
artists as Jim Webb, Tim Hardin,
Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.
Playing his twleve-string guitar,
Crawford has appeared at such
night spots as San Francisco's
Purple Onion and has recorded on
the Verve-Folkways label.
Don Crawford may be seen
nightly through Friday evening at
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Campus
Center Cafeteria. The Coffee
House Circuit ia sponsored by the
Campus Center Qoverning Board.
by Warren Burt
An unusual simultaneous book
exhibit will open Friday, October
24, at the library of State
University of New York at
A l b a n y . Featured in the
exhibition area of the entrance
lobby for three weeks will be a
showing of the American Institute
of Graphic Arts "Fifty Books of
the Year" and the American
Association of University Presses'
"Twenty-five Books of the Year."
The exhibit is being sponsored
jointly by the State University of
New York Press and the Mohawk
Paper Mills, Inc., of Cohoes.
Co-sponsoring units at the
University are the University
Library, School of Library
Science, department of art, and
the Art Gallery.
Selection for the AIGA exhibit
are made from hundreds of
entrants. The choice is based on
good design "as planning and
problem-solving," reflecting the
DIONNE WARWICK will appear in concert at the first major event
of Homecoming Weekend '69. Concert tickets are on sale now in the
Campus Center lobby-$2.50 with student tax. $4.00 without.
diversity of university press
publishing, and being educational
as they "illustrate a creative
approach to bookmaking today"
and "demonstrate new solutions
to problems and new techniques
in composition, printing, and
The upcoming exhibit will
mark one of the few times when
the two shows are simultaneous
and the first time for the showing
of the State University of New
York Press selection.
As a special service to students
at the State University of New
York at Albany, the Hellman
Theater has made available to
the student body 2,000 discount
tickets that may be presented at
the theater's box office for a
$.50 reduction in admission
The tickets may be obtained
starting today at the Campus
Center information desk.
F r i d a y n i g h t saw the
inauguration of the new
Performing Arts Center Recital
Hall with the second of the
Faculty Series Concerts, a flute
recital by Irvin Oilman of the
faculty here, accompanied by
Dennis Helmrich on piano and
harpsichord. The new recital hall
is easily the most opulent room
and best designed theatre on
campus, and the crystal chandalier
in it is purely a jewel of
The program began with Sonata
IV for flute and harpsichord,
supposedly by Mozart, although a
number of factors, principally its
low Koechel index number of 13,
and mainly the extremely
sophisticated counterpoint in
some sections, seem to weigh very
heavily against this being the work
of an eight-year old. More likely it
is a work of J.C. Bach which the
young Mozart either copied or
transcribed for his own use, and
later being discovered in his
manuscript, was erroneously
thought to be his. This light and
airy work, which oddly enough,
ended with a minuet, received a
very sturdy performance from
Messrs. Oilman and Helmrich.
The next work's authenticity,
however, is scarcely to be
questioned. The Sonata in B
minor, S. 1030, for Flute and
Cembalo Obbligato by J.S. Bach is
one of the most rugged pieces in
the literature, and was a piece that
offered considerable challenges to
both players. In fact, the only
time during the entire concert
when I felt in the least dissatisfied
with the performance came during
the second movement of this
piece when the players seemed to
be fighting their instruments.
The second half of the concert
consisted of two very interesting
and different twentieth century
pieces for flute. The first was
Edwin London's "Song and
Dance," which was written for
Mr. Gilman, and which, to my
ears at least, was a rather pleasant
piece of concert jazz that had
however, some weak spots.
Fluency was the key word here.
The three players, expecially Mr.
Gilman, were very much at ease in
the very fluid language that the
piece was written in. Another
interesting aspect of the piece was
that it had a part for snare drum
improvisation, played very well
here by Mr. Thomas Brown, also
of the faculty.
The final piece on the program
was the Prokofiev Sonata for
Flute, Op. 94. This work dates
from the relatively free years of
the Second World War, when the
Russian government was too busy
fighting Nazis to regulate musical
styles much, and as a result,
contains some of Prokofiev's
prettiest (and best) music. In its
four movements it encompasses
pretty much what Prokofiev was
all about, with its broad arching
melodies, its lush harmonies, its
formalism, and its extremely dry
wit and grotesque™.
Performance-wise, this piece
was for me the height of the
evening, receiving a very loving
performance at the hands of
Messrs. Gilman and Helmrich. As
an encore, they performed the
Saint-Saens "Voliere" from the
"Carnival of the Animals." All in
all, a very fine concert.
Intl. Film Group
publishes schedule
The following schedule for the fall semester has been released by
the International Film Group:
Brigette Bardot, Jack Palace, and Fritz Lang in Jean-Luc Goddard'i
exploration of love and myth.
Fellini's poetic fable. With Anthony Qulnn, Oullstta Masina, and
Richard Basehart.
Jotef von Sternberg's poetic evocation of the mystiques of Mariana
Robert Bresson's painstaking study of the infinite persistence of a
condemned man,
Russian Grigor Kozintsev's direction gives atmosphere and power to
Shakespeare's play.
Just as you thought they were. THE BRIDE OF F R A N K E N S T E I N
(Karloff) and Lubitsch's witty T R O U B L E IN PARADISE.
Pat Campbell Chi Sigma Theta and
R»ta Phi Sigma
LM l-rinko
Gamma Kappa Phi
Karan Millar
Beta Zeta
The solidarity of the working class in wartime; directed by G.W.
Kathy Shirko
Sigma Tau Beta
in the Campus Center
Oct. 21 and 22
Morris Hall
tfue Trltton
Hamilton Hall
«""«• Zlmotoak Tan Byck Hall
by Tom Quigley
"We blew it"—Captain America
EASY RIDER is the ultimate
crash. Peter Fonda and Dennis
Hopper, the disconcerting auteurs
of the film, have fashioned a
frightening non-movie that
records the beauty and bestiality
acrimonious benevolence. Captain
America and Billy, the ironic
w e s t - t o - e a s t pioneers, cycle
through the southwest groping for
a freedom that can only be found
through self-realization.
Their fruitless asphalt odyssey,
in search of a mythologically
A m e r i c a , is
inevitably destroyed by their own
innocent egoism and the reality of
intolerant, self-righteous bias that
roadblocks any easy ride. The
recognize too late their own
susceptibility to social corruption.
Captain America and Billy are
victims of the monetary necessity
that motivates us all. Fonda as
America tools around on his
glistening machine with a tankful
of prostituted cash netted from
their drug running. He realizes
that the cash fuels the trip and
when the tank is empty
termination sets in. He is the freer
of the two because unlike Hopper
he senses that the freedom road
isn't two4ane and tarmac but an
inner journey toward the core of
Hopper's preoccupation with
external sensation makes him
oblivious to his quest in the
direction of artificial freedom. He
is shackled by his own freaky
machinations which leave him
incredulous at Fonda's final
The film is u plotless,
free-wheeling series of humanistic
confrontations with a myriad of
American types from farmers to
communal dwellers, giving it the
uura of cinema verite naturalism.
As the ride progresses however,
F o n d a ' s s t a t e m e n t becomes
cynically clear. There are two
Richly Baroque, Orson Welles' thriller probes the insidious
corruption of power. Starring Welles, Rita Hayworth, and Everett
Akira Kurosawa's shattering analsis of the nature of truth in a
mysterious murder and rape.
Roberto RossMHni's
neoreatism. With
Max Reinhardt co-directed this sumptuous, typically 1930's version
of Shakespeare's comedy. With James Cagney, Joe E. Brown, and
Dick Powell.
With Joseph Cotton as the "Merry Widow Murderer," this study of
evil in small-town America is alfred Hitchcock's own favovite of his
Friday programs will be shown in Lecture Center Room 18 at 7 :00
and 9:15. Admission is $.25 with student tax and $.50 without.
Tuesday programs will be shown in Lecture Center Room 23 at
7 :00 only. Admission 16 free.
Many of the Friday night programs will include short films by
Renoir, Rensais, Baillie, Pintoff, Connor, and others.
The International Film Group is a member of Student Association
find is financed by Student Tax.
Harvey Vlahos
63 Soutb Allen Street
For information about IFG programs, contact:
PETER FONDA, CO-STAR OF "EASY RIDER," portrays a young man in search of the "ultimate
freedom" on a motorcycle odyssey through the southwestern United States.
Vote for
'Arts Thing" features
local amateur talent
Local Hand-Craft artists will
come together in an ARTS
THING to be given to the public
in the parking lot of Plaza Seven
Shopping Center on Saturday and
Sunday, October 25th and 26th
from 1 p.m. to 6 p,m. Craftsmen
will display their wares from their
own Individual booths set up
along the sidewalk. Among the
many items to be offered for both
sight and sale are pottery,
weaving, leather goods, jewelry,
p a i n t i n g s , and
In c o n j u n c t i o n with the
Handicraft Fair, local musicians
will join in a free-for-all jam
session to be held in the pinking
lot each afternoon.
participating should contact
Chuck or Felicia at 785-6444.
Musicians are cordially invited to
join the Jam Session. There are no
fees involved in the little festival.
Plaza Seven Shopping Center has
donated all facilities.
major forces vying for supremacy
in modern America. One is a
humanistic ethic perpetuated by
the Bill of Rights which supports
the equality of man and gives him
the initiative to be. The other is
the Protestant work ethic which
also supports self-determination
but indirectly fronts for a
deplorable selfish doctrine of
undeclared opportunism.
One ethic supports humanity;
the other supports money. The
winner of this devastating
juxtaposition is the foundation
g o d of the work e t h i c :
Everyone is so busy getting
their own t h i n g together,
attempting to divorce his own
tight little circle from the human
family, that independence and
l i b e r t y have literally been
prostituted for petty cash. A
p u r i t a n i c a l lovelessness and
suspicion of change perpetuated
by this back-stabbing bourgeoisie
attitude have replaced the human
struggle for honesty and justice
with a fearful social climb at the
expense of others. Not only are
the red-necks and established
orders guilty of this callous
disregard for humanity but the
Captain Americas and Billys share
the blame with their ignorant
hedonistic ethic.
Dennis Hopper's directoral
debut is impressive. He purposely
subordinates himself to the Fonda
character by overacting in order
to bring out the subtleties of
Fonda's brooding nature. At times
Fonda resembles a young Tom
Joad (once played by his father)
in search of that justice and
equality that everyone seeks. The
film could have been his if it
hadn't been for the brilliant
performance of Jack Nicholson,
who plays George Hanson, a
sotted ACLU lawyer.
Nicholson's caustic bayou
twang has a profound effect upon
Fonda's consciousness, making
him understand the futility of a
"search for freedom." His
incredibly sarcastic humor
examines the American paranoia
that fears destruction from
external forces yet fails to realize
the smug internal decay that
signals an incurable social illness.
Nicholson is the conscience of the
film. His naturalism steals the easy
Lazlo Kovacs'
cinematography captures and
blends a landscape of fantastic
geological beauty with soft filter
lens hues, adding to the poignancy
of the tragedy.
EASY RIDER is an abrasive
film that jolts people into militant
opinions about the state of
Fonda-Hopper film is an honest
analysis of the word "freedom"
and its applications in our uptight
society. The movie is a tribute to
the courage of independently
produced films of true importance
and to the fortitude of its creators
who made it work.
1969 AT 7:20 P.M. AT THE
869-0881 BETWEEN 8:00 A.M.
and 5:00 P.M.
Upperclassmen &, Transfers
Anyone talented in children's theatre
18th floor Stuyoetant Tower
(ie. storytelling, magicians, clown acts,
puppet shows, etc.)
Thursday, Oct. 23
7 - 9 pm
On Thursday the Great Danes
sparked by their best team
performance of the year defeated
New Paltz, 19-41. In winning the
team, with a 7-4 record and just
t w o dual m e e t s remaining,
guaranteed themselves a winning
season, their eighth in a row.
State's Dennis Hackett led all the
contestants with a rec ord-setting
time of 25:23:5. The Harriers' Pat
Gepfert, Paul Holms, and Tom
Mills finished second, fourth, and
fifth respectively. The distance of
the race was S miles. Runner of
the meet honors went to Tom
Saturday in what has got to be
considered the
the hishliffht
highlight of
of this
cross-country season the Great
Danes d e f e a t e d
Colgate 27-32. State runners
placed second, fourth, and then
sixth through twelfth. They were
Dennis Hackett, Pat Gepfert, Tom
Mills, Paul Holmes, Bill Meehan,
Sal Rodrigues, Orville Eacker,
Larry Franks, and Jon Herbst.
Dennis Hackett set a new Albany
State record covering the 5 mile
course in 26:51:6. Coach Bob
Munsey attributed the victory to
what he called "a great bunch of
guys, all putting out 100% plus."
This Saturday will be the third
annual State University at Albany
Invitational. There will be three
d i v i s i o n s , freshman, Junior
by Mike Schwergert
farsity, and Varsity with over
participating. There will be over
fifteen teams hoping to defeat
Boston State College, the winner
of the previous two meets. State
finished third both times. The
odds-on favorite in the varsity
division is Ron Stonitsch of C.W.
Post, last year's winner, who is
in d u a l meet
competition. Hoping to challenge
him are Skip Meno of Colgate,
Lou Ruggiero of Boston State,
and our own Dennis Hackett, who
won last year's freshman division.
Both the Varsity and the Junior
Varsity have dual meets with
Adelphi and LeMoyne before
closing out the season.
At its June 2,1969 meeting the Faculty Senate approved a system of mixed grading;
on June 5, three days later, it moved to reconsider. The new discussion made it clear
that to many faculty there were faults in a mixed system, faults in the present system,
and faults in a "pure" S-U system, but most of all that the Senate could not evalutate
the proposals in the form and time submitted. Consequently, they voted to recommit
the matter to the Undergraduate Academic Council, who were asked "to have a report
ready and available to members of the Senate by tern days prior t o " the first meeting of
the fall. It was to be the first item on the agenda.
In response to the assignment given it by the Senate, the Council at its organizational
meeting for 1969-70 (June 11, 1969) agreed to establish an ad hoc committee
consisting of Robert Thorstenson (English, chairman of Academic Standing Committee
1969-70) as chairman, "up to four students, and tow to four more faculty members."
It was hoped that most members would have served on one of the SUNY Albany
groups that had studied the grading question. '
SOPH DENNIS Hackett (right) finishing second Saturday.
Booters Drop 4th to RIT
Offense sm Sputters
to score on passes of 15 and 25
yards. The KB defense completely
The varsity soccer team
With only two more games dominated the Johnson offense, traveled to Rochester Saturday to
remaining in League I, APA leads holding them to only three play a very well drilled and
with a 4-0-2 record. Second place c o m p l e t i o n s in twenty-five conditioned RIT contingent and
STB will have a chance to tie it up attempts.
came away on the short end of a
when they meet TXO on Tuesday;
Johnson Hall forfeited its final
STB's record is 3-0-2. In a three
way tie for third place are UFS at game to APA; after the w;iy
3-3-0, KB at 3-3-0, and Potter at they've played all season, it was
3-2-0, which will have a chance to the only decent thing to do.
by Glenn Faden
take over sole possession of third
On Saturday afternoon STB
The SUNYA Sailing Club won
when t h e y meet TXO on
defeated UFS 13-0. The first score its first regatta of the season at a
Thursday. Sixth place is held by
came on an 18 yard reverse and two-day event hosted by the club
TXO w i t h a 1-3-0 record:
the second TD came on a this weekend. Participating in the
however, they have two games
spectacular 88 yard bomb. STB's competition were teams from
remaining and can finish in a four
Larry Meyers turned in the finest Hobart, Marist, Queens, RPI and
way tie for third. Last place is
all-around performance in the U n ion Colleges. State sailors
held by Johnson Hall with a
league; he completed seven often moved into an early lead on
dismal 0-6-0 record.
passes—one for a TD—ran the ball S a t u r d a y which they held
On Thursday KB downed consistently well, and intercepted throughout the regatta. In the
Johnson Hall 12-0. The KB four passes—one more than UFS twelve races which were held,
offense was sluggish but managed completed to its own players.
Albany recorded six first places
1-0 score.
T h e c o n t e s t p l a y e d on
Homecoming Day, could be called
a defensive b a t t l e b u t a
"non—offensive battle" probably
Sailors Place 1st
cm iw 14
Dionne Warwick
in Concert
and five seconds. Skippering for
Albany were Chris Follows; team
captain Glenn Faden; and Richard
Alweis. Jon Sargalis and Lily
Winiger served as crews. The final
team standings were Albany 75,
Hobart 65, Union 51, RPI 45,
Marist 43, and Queens 35.
Albany's responsibility as host
includes providing facilities and
supervision for the event. Visiting
schools raced in Albany's 420
class sailboats purchased last .year.
A ten-knot breeze prevailed over
the half-mile triangular course,
f o r brisk
conditions. Docking facilities were
provided by the Colonie Park
Dr. Donald
Schmalberger, faculty advisor, and
Charles Bowman, former club
Commodore, served as the race
The Sailing Club is a member of
the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate
Sailing Association (MAISA), a
student-run organization which
coordinates all '-egattas.
After-the Concert
Homecoming Parade-
Soccer Game-
Theme: 2oor
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student-faculty contributions for Fall '69 issue
accepted Campus Center 320
interested in staff or artwork call
Andy Trudeau (356-0484) after 8
questions welcomed
SUNYA vs. Stonybrook
Champagne Formal
Prime Ribs Buffet Dinner (suggested dress long gowns and
dark suits, cocktail dresses acceptable.)
describes the encounter in better
fashion. There were very few
scoring opportunities for either
team. When the defense was called
on to make the play, they were
there but these occasions were
few and far between. The wind
was a very great factor in the
playing of the game. The ball
would either go nowhere if kicked
into the wind or would travel all
the way downfield if the wink was
at the kickers back.
The game was scoreless at the
half and continues this way until
late in the third qurater. With
only one minute to play in the
period, RIT's fine center forward
Steve Teramy booted in a loose
ball after a mell in front of the
goal. Teramy was an all-cholastic
selection in Rochester for four
years. Aside from this goal, the
Dane's defense did a fine job
keeping him in check.
Wednesday, State
Hamilton College at 4:00 p.m.
The westerners, according to
Coach Schiefflin, are a solid team
but are unpredictable.
Thus far, the Danes have had
quite a bit of trouble putting the
ball in the net. They have given up
fewer than three goals per game
but have scored only a littly over
one a ga^me- hence, an 0-4-2
Campus Center Ballroom
Old-Fashioned Pizza Parlor- cc. Cafeteria
an exhibit in the Campus Center
All tickets on sale
beginning mon. oct. 20
Harriers Post Impressive Wins; i i
Invitational Saturday
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The committee had five meetings and some informal discussions. This Report,
written by Thorstensen and Collier, expresses the unanimous judgment of the group.
At least four groups at SUNY Albany have studied reform of the grading system. (1)
The Task Force on Instruction recommended "the abolition of the letter grade system
and its replacement with S or U grades." (2) The Task Force on Academic Regulations
considered several proposals but voted to recommend no change in grading for the
present. Their report noted that among faculty and students there was a good deal of
"enthusiastic support" for a Pass-Fail option. (3) The Commission for Academic
Affairs of the student government strongly recommended a total S-U system and in
March conducted a poll of nearly 2,000 students, of whom over 70% favored pass-fail
grading in all courses. (4) The Academic Standing Committee studied the question
through most of 1968-69, investigating a number of plans for change. They canvassed
faculty opinion on this campus and others, including directors of graduate shcools. Oil
May 26, the Committee recommended in a five-page report to the Undergraduate
Academic Council a "Mixed " H-S-U system, to which the Council added a
recommendation for field examinations. It was this plan which the Senate was finally
unwilling to adopt at the end of the year. Still, the year's work amounted to a virtual
mandate for change.
It is clear that during 1968-69 a great deal of attention was given to the grading
problem by many members of the University community, and valuable reports had
resulted. The summer ad hoc Committee on Grading was expected to work primarily
from these reports and supporting documents, not to look for fresh data unless it was
clearly useful and readily acquired; to develop recommendations for the Senate to act
upon; and to furnish the necessary information and rationale.
Resolved that:
A. Beginning in the fall term, 1969, all grades for freshman students shall be submitted
to the Registrar as satisfactory or no credit. Satisfactory work is that quality of
academic performance which the institution expects from its students in order to earn
an undergraduate degree. The mark of no-credit means that a student has not provided
the instructor with evidence which would justify the grade of satisfactory.
B, Beginning in the fall term
1970, such grading shall be used for all freshmen and
C, The new grading system shall be under continuing observation and review by the
Academic Standing Committee of the Undergraduate Academic Council, which shall
interpret the system, report on its operation, and recommend changes as appropriate.
D. The system shall be in effect until June, 1973.
. . SYMBOLS. The expression "all grades for freshman students" refers to grades
formerly recorded as A,B,C,D, and E; the proposal is not intended to affect the special
designations I,W, and Z as currently used. The symbol S, "satisfactory," is now
awarded in graduate seminars, student teaching, and other approved courses
(Undergraduate Bulletin, 1969-70, p. 59). The proposal would extend such approval
while preserving the meaning of the term and the convenience of a symbol that is an
initial letter. The symbol N would avoid the pejorative and often misleading
implications of U ("unsatisfactory") or F("failed"); however, it may be unacceptable as
a symbol, because it now signifies that a course was offered on non-credit basis. Perhaps
NC could be used, or X, but the choice of the most convenient symbols can be
determined by the Registrar in consulatation with the Academic Standing Committee.
4. DURATION'OF EXPERIMENT. Four years provides time for the novelty of the
plan to wear off and for students, faculty, and administration to have gained substantial
experience with it. During the third year the first freshmen under the plan would be
juniors, well into their major fields and with good perspective on their experience.
5. This proposal does not attempt to answer the question, "Wfiat is satisfactory
progress for a student under the proposed system?" The ad hoc committee and the
Undergraduate Academic Council did not feel required to develop the details of policy
in matters of advisement and retention, a normal responsibility of the Academic
Standing Committee.
The discussion that follows is intended to explain and support the proposals by
considering the most prominent questions and alternatives.
What's the matter with grades?
Why not a Pass/Fail option ?
Why no " H " for honors work?
Would changes occur in evaluation and standards?
Would the quality of work deteriorate?
What has been the experience of other schools with S-U plans?
2. PRELIMINARY VERSIONS. The proposal is part of the recommendation that
Margaret Farrell's committee submitted to the Task Force on Academic Regulations in
the Spring. (See the Task Force Report, Appendix II.). Much the same proposal had
been independently developed and approved by the students' Academic Affairs
Commission in November, 1968. The Farrell committee also proposed gradual
extension to a total S-U system and the development of comprehensive and field
examinations. These features appear to have been important in its failing to win the
approval of the Task Force.
We came independently to the conviction that the part we offer has the greatest overall
merit and the fewest disadvantages of any plan to come to our attention. We do not see
it as "the answer" to the grading problem but rather as a strong step in the right
3. STARTING DATE. The policy should begin without delay. The matter has been
long and responsibly deliberated, there is a strong consensus among students, and there
are no major administrative impediments. We can think of no consideration that would
require or justify waiting any longer.
1. The proposal is TIMELY. All over this country, indeed the world, the demand is
urgent for creative change in university education. SUNY Albany has so far
responded creditable to this challenge in many areas of campus life and work. There
is strong consensus that reform of the grading system should be the next step and
strong expectation that it will be. We should take that step now.
2. It is EDUCATIONALLY DEVELOPMENTAL. It extends, significantly and
clearly, the scope of the student's self-regulation and urges upon his attention not
the shadow of his education but its substance. It removes a major obstacle between
students and teachers and stimulates fresh approaches to their common enterprise.
Its risks are well worht taking.
3. It is PRACTICAL. It is simple in concept and operation; it is of the right sizelarge enough to count and small enough to observe and control, it is dynamic and
properly paced, allowing time for adaptation and coordination within departments.
For all these reasons, the proposal should be adopted.
The questions listed above in the Rationale
will be answered in the
Open Meeting on the Pass-Fail Proposal
8:00 pm TONIGHT
in the Campus Center Ballroom
Well, today begins the voting (YAWN) in "the most important
election ever held on this campus"(Asp Editorial, Oct. 3) SIGH..
We were quite excited about the prespect of elected students
serving on University Senate. Excited, that is, until the campaign
began, (did it ever, really?) Among our choice of adjectives to describe
this "campaign" are: lacklustre,boring, and indifferent.
What about the issues? Well, we found four. No one else seemed to
be looking very hard.
The candidates showed little potential for innovation, almost no
evidence of thought on what they could do for us, and certainly little
proficiency in writing(as exemplified by those incredibly similar and
boring essaysl)
Only a few candidates stood out in any manner. We have decided to
formally endorse, and offer our support, to those candidates. They
2Doug Goldschmidt
3.Lenny Kopp
4. Mark Landesman
S.Sue Schwartz
6. Greg Spear
7. Marsha Buebel
8. Steve Villano
Volume LVI, No. 9
evaluating each situation independently. They must not be bound to
any doctrine, and must approach each problem with an open mind.
3. Desire—an active desire to devote time and effort to studying
and considering the issues is vital.
4. Knowledge—Our representatives should have some knowledge
and background in the field of governance of the University.
5. Experience—some experience in government can be an asset.
This election campaign has been more than disappointing; it has
been downright horrible. We are disgusted by the meaninglessness of it
all—and it is more than slightly frustrating to see more and more
posters as the only positive(?) result of, again, "the most important
elections ever held on this c a m p u s . "
"We provide no sanctuary for those who break the law." This
statement, made by Dr. Thome at the President's Conference
yesterday, defines the attitude of the university as an institution
toward drugs on campus. Thorne also said, "the University is
committed to helping students in trouble."
The grand paradox is that there would be fewer students in legal
trouble if some of the laws were either brought up-to-date or
rescinded altogether. "Trouble" is an illusory term usual'y defined by
the University in the context of established laws. You are "in trouble"
if you protest, "in trouble" if you smoke marijuana, "in trouble" if
you are a human being with peculiarly human habits.
We must keep in mind that humans cannot be successfully judged
by any law. For laws are, by definition, institutionalized and, as such,
can only judge institutions, not individuals. Only other individuals can
execute their morals effectively, justifiably. The laws have no meaning
for humans-we make our own and abide by them.
Because this is true of most people, it is important that they be
educated so their laws arc the result of reasoned thought, not
emotional reaction.
We think that if there is any "problem" at all, it is with the
ridiculously antiquated education that does not aid us in questioning
our own morality or in determining what our "troubles" are.
Perhaps before the University administration starts turning in
students for breaking "the law," they ought to concentrate on
determining validity of those laws, and their humane relationship to
Friday, October 24, 1969
Students in Faculty Senate;
Pass-Fail first consideration
Undeniably, we were hampered by the fact that we do not know all
candidates-- and also, by the inability of many of the candidates to
reach us with their views.
We did use definite criteria, however, in judging the candidates we
were acquainted with, and we did find that the 8 people we have
endorsed fulfilled those criteria.
We looked for these qualities in the candidates:
1. Innovative attitude—we are a mobile body; our representatives in
government must enter with definite ideas which they will attempt to
2. Open mindedness—We need students who are capable of
These attributes are more or less in descending order. By tar tne
most important criteria upon which we must base our judgement of
the candidate is his openness to new ideas, as exemplified both by
his announced support of some, and his willingness to consider others.
We believe our cnadidates have enough of the above qualities to
merit election; there are other candidates who have made some valid
points, or made some valid contributions, but they did not impress us
sufficiently for us to endorse them. (We still take these elections
seriously, and still consider them of importance.)
State Unioentty of New York it Albany
219 policy concerning observers,
Dr. Allan Kuusisto, president of Thomas Nixon
204 m e m b e r s of t h e university
the University, and Dr. Alfred Candy Miner
203 c o m m u n i t y
Finklestein, Chairman of the Terry Coleman
199 permitted to attend. Students
Executive Committee of Faculty GailKrause
181 who have specific views on any
Senate, will meet with the Marie Staiano
176 issue should contact any student
stduents who have been elected to Mitchell Toppel
Mark Landesman
175 Senator.
the University Senate on Monday,
Out of an undergraduate
October 27 at 10:30 A.M. in
Room 375 of the Campus Center. population of over 8 thousand, Other candidates in the election
The 22 students with the largest 1,367 votes were cast in this included: Mel Brosterman, Susan
i imber of votes were declared the election.
Reynolds Schwartz, Tobi Shostak,
\ inners:
The list of the other candidates Phil Cantor, Larry Blau, Michael
i n this election is included Golub, Gordon Thompson, Nanci
^ ictor K. Looper
657 elsewhere in the body of this
Wolf, Debbie Copeland, Pat
Terry D. Mathias
532 story.
Mahoney, Robert Cole, and
David NeufelcT
Michael Gottfried.
Michael Gilbertson
Also running were Richard
Richard Zipper
This month's Faculty Senate
Richard Kamp
298 meeting, which will include Sternberg, Jeffrey Sherrin, Robert
Douglas Goldschmidt
284 student Senators for the first , Sichel, Bert Devorsetz, Richard
Joseph Green
Brendel, Thomas Peterson, E. Paul
Jack Schwartz
255 time, will be Monday, October 27 Yasek, Charles Hart, Bruce
Thomas LaBarbara
245 at 3:30 p.m. in Lecture Center Hatkoff, Susan Elberger, Bruce
Jan Blumenstalk
244 Four.
The Proposal on Grading which Leinwand, Mark Sosne, Alan
Leonard Kopp
Stephen Villano
236 calls for a Satisfactory-No Credit Herzlich, Barry Davis, Bill Healt,
Gregory Spear
236 grading system, as proposed by Allyson Price, and Andy Egol.
Marcia Buebel, James Watson,
Sam Moriber
223 the Undergraduate Academic
Council, is among the issues to be Lucy Grodson, Linda Klausner,
discussed. The results of a Jay Glasser, Perry Silverman, Dan
faculty-wide poll taken by the Duncan, Thomas O'Boyle, Joseph
Executive Committee on this Pachman, Paul Passantino, Steven
proposal will be announced at this Gerson, Milledge Mosley, John
Write-ins were the following:
Guidelines for student-faculty
consultation will be presented by Dave Formanek, Paul Howard,
the Ad Hoc
C o n s u l t a t i o n Steve Bookin, Bill Coluni, Richard
Laboratory in Houston. Planned C o m m i t t e e . These guidelines Friedlander, Alan Sorota, Dave
collections by Apollo 12 and e n c o u r a g e
and Forman, Aline Lepkin, Greg Moss,
Apollo 13 will, it is hoped, yield experimentation depending on the Bill O'Kain, Nadine Simonoff,
additional samples for such study. n e e d s of each
individual Bernard B o u r d e a u , Michael
The m a g n e t i c
r e s o n a n c e department. If these guidelines are Confield, April Richards, Jeff
technique is non-destructive, and adopted, each department must Mendleson, David Wood, William
will yield information about file a s t a t e m e n t with the Pompa, Joe Kaiser, 0'Connel,and
hydrogen, silicon, fluorine, and Vice-Chairman of the Senate.
Also, Diane Baily, Alice
other atoms thought to be present
Generally this statement should
in the lunar surface. Information include the manner in which Borman, William Hunt, Big L.
about the chemical state of the student opinion will be obtained, Mitchell, Michael Silva, Bob
atoms and about internal electric s ubject matter scheduled for Hoffman, Sue Donhatek, Chuck
and magnetic fields in the samples discussion, and a procedure for Ribak, Fred Grombozzi.Jay Four,
may be obtained.
complaints and the redress of T. Freer, Kathy O'Neil, Jeannette
Beckorman, J. Robbins, Ron
The data will be used as a grievances.
Neuman, Isadore
background to the study of
Andrew Haber, Amato, Steve
proton implantation at the lunar C o m m i t t e e
surface, the nature of which will recommendations on campus Espositio, Alice Kenney, Mel
be viewed as some measure of parking policy concerning parking KArp, and Mark Goor.
solar activity and the rate at lots 3 and 4,
Jtff Finkel, Chris Hill, Judy
which the surface layers of the
Avner, Susan Bellock, Louis
Although the Faculty Senate Giordano, Ed McCabe, Eric Stein,
moon turned over with time.
has never formally adopted a
continued to page 2
No green cheese on moon,
see SUNYA's lunar samples
All communications must be addressed to the
editor and must be signed. Communications are
subject to editing.
Sign Revolution
To the Editors:
On Friday morning, about 2 a.m., on Oct. 17 a
few of us put 15 posters around the campus. They
all said the same thing: Revolution, Nov. 15,
By 12 noon all 15 posters had vanished. I don't
know who removed the signs but I presume it was
the campus pigs. While putting up the signs a pig
told us that not only weren't we allowed to put up
our posters but that we weren't allowed on the
academic podium after 11 p.m.
We are all students of this University and the
reason for our posters was disgust. All of us had
taken part in the moratorium. A moratorium that
showed the apathy and ignorance of the majority of
students on this campus. A disgust at the little our
efforts achieved.
Only revolution in Washington on Nov. 15 can
start to change this action. In our violent country
there is only one way to force the majority to
change from fighting necessary riots with more
police to getting to the root of the problems.
That way is by having them watch their white,
middle class,sons and daughters die and be beaten
fighting for a legitimate cause.
Non violence has never worked and as the stones
said "the time is right for violent revolution."
Remember our national and parsonal securities are
worth nothing without our freedom.
On Nov. 15, be in Washington, and don't march,
revolt and don't say, destroy.
Undergraduate Requirement Elimination (CURE)
have been working under the auspices of Academic
Affairs Commission since the first of October.
With the aid of Kick Collier and Bob Gibson of
University College, we have explored the feasibility
of eliminating University wide requirements and
have discovered that our goals can be attained by
the end of this semester.
However, such an undertaking needs the
maximum amount of Student and Faculty support.
If our proposal is passed, it will inevitably change
the character of academic life at SUNYA and it
therefore commands the total interest and
commitment of the entire University community.
There will be a meeting Wednesday, October 92
at 7:30 in Lecture Center 2.
Your absence or presence at this meeting may
determine the direction of your academic career.
Committee for Undergraduate
Requirement Elimination(CURE)
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The ASP phones are 457-2190,2194.
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do not necessarily reflect its views.
CURE requirements
Kathy Huseman
Anita Thayer
Daryl Lynne Wager
Dave Fink
Pat O'Hern
Tom Clingan
. . Marty Benjamin
Chuck Ribak
Daniel Foxman
Barry Kinchner
Lunar samples collected by
Apollo 11 are being studied at
SUNY Albany by Dr. Kline of the
Physics department. The moon
samples will be on display
Saturday from 11-5 and Tuesday
from 9-5 in the Main Lounge of
the Campus Center where they
can be viewed through a
Dr. Kline's specific research is
in nuclear magnetic resonance
studies of lunar materials and
lunar simulation samples. While he
has done initial study of the lunar
samples at Oak Ridge, it is
expected that much of his work
will be performed in the magnetic
resonance laboratory in the
University's physics department.
Professor Kline is studying
samples of lunar material already
collected by the Apollo 11 Lunar
Mission as they become available
from t h e L u n a r Receiving
Pass-fail explained,
students pose questions
by Carol Hughes
Members of the Ad Hoc
Committee on Grading clarified
the proposed Satisfactory-No
credit rating system at an open
meeting on Tuesday, October
21st. The recommendations of the
committee will be acted upon by
F a c u l t y - S e n a t e on Monday,
October 27th where the plan may
be accepted, rejected or changed.
A panel
c o n s i s t i n g of
C o m m i t t e e Chairman Robert
Thorstenson, Fred Childs, Richard
Collier, Robert Gibson and Terry
Mathias responded to student
questions for the major portion of
the meeting.
Thorstenson, wishing to clear
up a "lack of communication,"
seemed to bore the audience by
reading the sections of the
rationale for S-N grades omitted
in Tuesday's ASP. He termed
Pass-Fa il the most feasible
solution to the inadequate grading
system presently in existence, but
by no means a total answer to the
Student objections to the plan
centered on thje very partial
nature of the recommendations.
Concern was expressed for the
"shock effect" that would be
experienced by students in the
Junior year upon return to the
conventional grading system.
Why students could not "map
out their own destiny" was also
an area of interest. Since Juniors
and Seniors would still be taking
lower level courses with freshmen
and sophomores for A,B,C,D,E
credit, instructors would still be
obligated to teach on the present
A partial system (mixing S-N
courses with those taken on a
conventional basis) was regarded
as a totally unacceptable solution
since students would let S-N
s u b j e c t s slide and concern
themselves with those with an
A,B,C,D,E grade.
The Pass-Fail proposal would
provide creativity, educational
development and practicality to
the learning process on this
c a m p u s , a c c o r d i n g to the
"No one thinks he has the
grading problem licked," said
Thorstenson, but the adaption of
Pass-Fail would be a beginning
towards that end.
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