Mass Media, December 6, 1973

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December 06, 1973

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Mass Media (Newspaper) - December 6, 1973, Boston, Massachusetts INDEX Cuulfledt Ultets Notleti Op Ed THE MASS MEDIA CITY EDITION Fret space for classifieds and notices available to member of the University community in the Media page 6 Volume VffTNumberH THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT BOSTON Thursday December 6 1973 Chancellor Promises To Continue VET Program Chancellor Golino at last Thursdays Assembly meeting guaranteed that the VET Program will continue at its present level and that no violence would be done to the budgets of other prefreshman programs on this campus He reported that several calls had been made both to Washington and to the regional office of HEW and that he expected he program would be funded close to what we arc He invited the veterans to form a 34 man committee from their ranks who would actively participate in any proposal drawn up by the university In conclusion the Chancellor remarked I have made my commitment and will stand by On the related issue of the investigation into Jerry Greenfields role as head of prefreshman programs at UMB Dr Golino described this as an administrative He wanted to be sure he was operating with in a situation which he described as having generated much Concerning the revised budget of the Student Activitie Committee the Chancellor said that with a few reservations I am supportive of the Consideration was then given to the three motions on the agenda which dealt with the veterans issue The first motion called for the continuation of the Veterans Program for at least the next 3 years independent of the availability or nonavailability of outside funding It was further recommended that these funds not be taken from other prefreshman programs The second motion called for the removal of Jerry Greenfield from responsibility over the Veterans Program Both these motions were presented by the Veterans Union Leonard Kirsch Econ a member of the Assembly Steering Committee reported to the Assembly that the two motions presented by the Veterans Union had been formulated in consultation with the Steering Committee An attempt had been made to frame these motions so as to have the best possible chance of passage in the Assembly Douglas Sherman II 74 expressed concern that the original motions of the Union see MEDIA Nov 21 had been altered in favor of a proposal which would pass He charged that these watereddown motions missed an opportunity to confront the problem in an honest and worthwhile He then referred to the Preliminary Report of the AdHoc Committee on PreFreshman Programs as a stinging indictment of Jerry Greenfields performance Mr Kirsch defended the Steering Committees role in the formation of th motions arguing that Mr Shermans charges were an insult to the ten representatives from the Veterans Union who participated Lawrence Kaplan Biol I expressed concern that in the name of a popular cause the Assembly would commit itself to passing a measure which would place a group the veterans in a privileged position with respect to other university Assemblyperson Sherman commented that the intention of these motions was not that the vets should win advantages at the expense of other programs hut that the university should preserve expand and improve these kinds of programs in general Alfred Ferguson Eng I then proposed a substitute motion which called for the proper administrative authorities to investigate and report to the Assembly on the suitability or un suitability of Jerry Greenfields performance Student Assembly member Douglas Clifford disapproved of the substitute motion arguing against removing this issue from the Assembly floor He felt that the petition which over 80 of the veterans of this university had signed was ample indication of student feeling which deserved the consideration of the Assembly Chancellor Golino however feared that Mr Greenfield would not be given the opportunity to express his position and hoped that the proceedings would not degenerate into a Assemblyperson Sherman then noted that it had been his experience that llie truth was less likely to come out when the Administration appoints un investigative committee than when the people directly involved express their dissatisfaction The substitute motion was accepted and discussion then turned to un explanation of who the proper administrative authorities were Student Assembly member Robert Tynes offered an amendment charging the Steering Committee to set up u committee by December 7 to investigate these matters with instructions to report back to the Assembly by January This committee would have equal representation from the Assembly the Veterans Union and the Administration This motion was approved Attention then turned to the proposed unification of the SAC It was suggested that such a unification calling for a substantial change in the governance structure would require a referendum vote A quorum was called before action on this matter could be reached It was decided therefore that this matter would appear first on the Assemblys agenda for new business ut its next meeting Day Care Coalition Draws Up Statement Of Policy by Jay Zaltzman The Day Care Coalition whose main goal is a fulltime Day Care Center at the new Columbia Point campus was formed at a meeting held Tuesday Nov 20 of those people concerned with and involved in the UMB day care issues Steering Funding Space Allocation Columbia Point and Coordinator Search Committees were established to provide planning and direction for the Coalition The meeting began with u brief reading of the struggle for Duy Care ut UMB from 1969 to the present Chancellor Golinos letter regarding University Plans for Duy Care was then read in which the Chancellor addresses the issue of his support for Day at U Mass In the discussion that followed the coalition pointed out that the Chancellor failed to guarantee full funding for the necessary facilities und that the promised facilities were inadequate to meet the needs of the great majority of parents attending school here Chancellor Golinos letter U reprinted on the Letters to the Editor The Coalitions aims goals and methods were discussed at the Nov 27 meeting A Publicity committee was set up to inform students faculty stuff and administrative personnel of the Coalitions pluns demands and progress Parents from Columbia Point also attended to find out what was happening The Steering Committee met Nov 29 to discuss policy establish an agenda for the Duy Care Coalition meeting on Dec 4 and receive reports from the Publicity Funding und Space Allocation Commiuces A policy statement for the Day Care Coalition was drawn up to include the following demands 1 Parental control of the center and approval of space and stuff 2 Permanent funding to include funds for expanded facilities 3 A Third World Day Cure Center under I hi control of Third World patents to convey the various cultures of Third World Peoples 4 A state licensed Day Cure Center 5 A Day Care Coalition meeting with the Chancellor every two weeks 6 A written progress report from the Chancellor every two weeks describing Administrative action being taken on Continued on page S SAC Submits Final Budget Hires New Bookkeeper Columbia Point Campus nenrs completion Photo by Monroe Reactions To Point Move by Brian Grant Well believe it or not we are going to the Col Pt campus next semester Thats rightits finally time to go Now that we can no longer pretend that it doesnt exist what do peopic think of it all1 Earl Perkins presidentelect of the Dorchester United Neighborhood Association and a small businessman himself said I think its great It will do a lot for the Mr Perkins sees us a danger that loo many students in the community could be overrunning the but he feels this can be worked out About the Col Pt Housing Project Mr Perkins thinks it would be u good idea for onethird of the units to be occupied by students Ive suggested that to the Mayor several He also thinks that the students could contribute to the living standard of the project residents All there are out there are broken families with nobody to look up BettyAnn Jones resident of the Col Pt Housing Project anil a worker is active in community affairs and in the current rent strike UMuss could do u good thing for this community if lluy work with the people who live Ms Jones is pessimistic aboul this possibility and criticizes the university for noi taking into account the needs of the community She feels dial Hie university wants to tuke over the housing project for student use ut the expense of the people who are now living there You already have your dorms right Toni a student at UMB und u parttime worker is a member of Ujiinu Toni has u job downtown Monday thru Friduy Traveling between downtown and will make it hard for her to both work und go to school at the same time She sees cutbacks in financial uid und special admissions adding to the problems of transportation and housing She is presently looking for un apartment in Dorchester She fears that with the move to Col UMB will become u middleclass suburbun school not the urbun workingclass school its supposed to Toni also feels hut the housing project will be takvn over for student use because most of the people there are black nobody ever paid any attention to it before Now they want it for Fred D is u resident of Dorchester und u worker at General Electric at Lynn The rents go up here every year anyway Thats nothing new UMuss will just make it If his lent does go up Fred wouldnt be uble to pay it If my rent does go up Ill move Im not going to pay any more than I am now Ill probably look for some place in Chancellor Golino is the new chancellor at UMB In general I can say I hut the move is going to take place I am confident it will tuke place with a degree of smoothness The problems will he solved although there will ilways he smile inconveniences for On the problem of students who must work to support themselves und gel to class out at Col Mr Ciolino suid 1 may very well sympathize with that position and understand the difficulties but what can we about it his The use of shuttle bus will piiiiuliy oiisci ihu probjcm but Mr Golino emphasized that he could not correct the basic Mr Golino does not think they will tuke the Col Pt Housing Project for student dorms but he does see the possibility of students living ir already vacant units He does not think the community to be dangerous Ive been out there for three months and there hasnt been u single However he stressed the need for security guards to have additional training before the spring semester I think its a positive thing We need professional people who understand what the job of a policeman is today New York Conference On Racism And The University Veterans demonstrate in front of Main Building by Brian Grant Over people from across the country went to New York November 17 und IK to attend u conference on racism und the university The conference wus sponsored by Committee Against Racism CARK a national multiracial organization fighting racism CAR has its roots at the University ol Conn at Storrs It began over two years ago over the issue of racist curricula Students and faculty there wen particularly angry over the teaching by Prof Ellis Page of u book titled Testing iJ Minm IntilliKiJifi Several black students dropped Prof Pages course complaining about his racist attitude This began a petition driu against Prof Page which spreud to other schools in the country giving rfe to a nutionul group Since then chupteis of CAR have been formed on many other campuses all fighting both loud und national issues relating to racism An advertisement in the Times condemning racism was submitted by CAR to publicise their conference I he danger of academic racism was summarized in the first paragraph I lie doctrine of racial supremacy is with us again New studies claiming to demonstrate scientifically the old notion that black people are infenor have been rapidly spreading m professional literature lexis and respectable popular more ominously is now being tuuglu as fuel in classrooms across Ihe countiy CAR condemns the rereiwgmg theories of genetic and cultural inferiority Their claim is that these theories are used to justify the social inequality of lowincome people and particularly that of blacks Latins and Native Americans One contemporary protagonist of racial inequality is Arthur Jensen who teaches education at ICal at Berkeley lenses states thai are intelligence genes which are found in populations in different propoiturns somewhat like the distribution ol Hood types The number of intelligent genes seems lo be lower overall in the Mack population than in the Another geneticist sharing Jensens view is William who was recently burred from speuking at Harvard University by u group of black law students uiid faculty Shockley claims Natur has colorcoded groups of individuals so thai statistically predictions of their adaptability to inlelleciuully rewarding and effective lives easily be made und profitably used by Ihe pragmatic man on the street I henries says CAR are scientifically unsound and are promoted by corporations and the governnunl for ihe sole purpose of justifying low wages inferior housing inadequate public schools und recent cut bucks in social welfare programs Although racism is the justification for these policies they end up hurling all workingclass people black and commented one participant in the conference Three keynote speakers headed the proceedings on Saturday followed by a number of workshops Topics of discussion included 10 and genetics inequality and Ihe schools social Darwinism racism und social wellaie college admissions and hiring racism in curriculum and many others The purpose of these workshops was lo discuss the particular aspects of racism each one covered and lo share ideas about what students and faculty could do about these things upon returning to their campuses In the workshop tilled IQ and genetics several people punned out that studies have recently been conducted on the subject which totally refute the arguments ol Arthur Jensen Richard Hcrrnstein und the others who urgue that intelligence is a genetic trait thai differs among races and classes These new studies reportedly prove just the opposite that intelligence is not a genetic trait and that IQ tests measure class values rather than intelligence However they complained ol difficulties in the funding and publishing of these studies in contrast Continued an page 5 The University Student Affairs Committee has submitted the Supplementary Student Activities Trust Fund Budget This budget was derived from the increased revenues that will be paid by students since there will not he u reduction ol the SATF fee this semester Chancellor Gclino bus stated that he approves of the budget The increased monies are budgeted as follows Third World Programs Community action and cultural events Veterans Programs additional College III student events Day Care at Columbia Point Spectrum Third World Newsletter and additional Recognized Student Activities An additional is placed in Contingency and Reserve In other actions the has established u RSO Entertainment was transferee mlo this new find from Ihe RSO Film Fund It is expected that these monies will meet the of RSO parlies und similar events These affairs must he held on campus The committee has hired Mr Nick Debatb as the bookkeeper of Student Activities Me will replace Mrs Anne Evans who has kepi the books since IV65 and is retiring this month He will receive approximately yearly According to SAC Secretary Joseph Fuller the committee voted to fund a Christmas Parly for students who are now taking Economic courses We allocated SI for Ihe parly but our Business Manager has not processed the purchase orders Some new developments have come up which indicate that the event would not he in keeping with present stated Mr Fuller A fith annual Christinas Parly is being conducted by ihe SAC Community Actions Subcommittee and Ihe Social Relations Club has been allocated These monies will be used to purchase toys and food lo be given awuy on the day of Ihe party Children of the buryDorchesterColumbia Point as well as children of students faculty und staff are invited lo attend Ihe event which is to take place on Friduy December 21 between 35 in the Sawyer Cafeteria Tutorial Community Action Programs for Chinatown and Dorchester have also been funded The USAC has also slated its support for the continuance of Ihe Veterans Educational Program at UMB the establishment of a separate MKDIA subscription fee and the efforts of the Duy Care Coalition in establishing day care facilities for the University Community and the residents of the community at the Columbia Point campus in February of The next meeting of the committee will be held on Wednesday December 5lh at in room 474 of the Sawyer Building College 1 Senate Seeks Uniform Admissions Policies For Colleges by Sam Slalkin The College I Senate alter lengthy debate late Tuesday afternoon moved to direct its admissions commit lee o coordinate with the College II admissions committee efforts to maintain a unified admissions policy lor the two colleges The charge which is provisional through the end of the 197374 academic year was distilled from a proposal Invn me admissions column led ciiuiioii For nearly an hour senators spoke for und against the proposal with discussions touching on such broader issues as the usefulness of a twocollege liberal arts system and pros and cons of having different makeups of the student bodies of the two colleges Dean Daisy was one of hose who spoke against the sense of the proposal which passed by a 1510 margin In other action the senate approved continuance of existing College I committees in with additions to be made by appointment or election as appropriate Mr Philip Bellone commented on the floor of the senate that many of the students listed as commit tee members were no longer in attendance at UMB The motion in its final form was proposed by Harry Proudfuol as u clearer way of explaining I he difference between committees such as Academic Affairs or the College I SAC which is The Senate also approved bylaws which hud been proposed by the rules committee An attempt by Mr Bellone lo strike from the bylaws a section providing censure expulsion for behavior insulting to other members or which interferes with the orderly conduct of the Senates business failed as did a motion by Mr Schwartz to strike only the reference to insulftng behavior The College I Senate meets for the final time this semester Tuesday Dec 4 Buses of this type will be used on the Columbia Station shuttle by Stefamki Hudson Bus Lines Wins Columbia Pt Shuttle Contract UMB has Mlecleil lluj Hudson Bus Co of Midlord to provide a shuttle service from the MBIAs Columbia station to the Columbia Point campus when classes start on Jan 2X The arrangement undci which the university hopes free frequent trips will encourage students facilly and siall to leave their automobiles ai includes UMuss leasing of ml adjoining the station for a bus pickup site A fleet ol up lo nine buses will inn liom 7 a in to 7 with evening and weekend service supplied by university vans Hudsons coniuct calls for payment of S I 1 year for a core fleet of four large modern vehicles and S50 000 for up lo five additional buses ID be used only in peak periods Hudson was the second lowest among four piivate luins who submitted bids The lowest was the Adams Motor Transposition Co whose owner is Adams of Mutiupan A Li Mass spokesman said Adams withdrew his b d Adams said he was unalle to secure the bonding arrangement m Ihilime allowed even though the branch t the Fust Nalioiul Bank ol Boston had igreed o finance his pmcluse lour used buses cost ing SI Adams Ik ihoughi Hie people he had deall with were and hail even cut the amount of the required bond from for three years lo S Adams said bis firms owns a 1955 model and a model bus and he frequently drives one himself in churlefc and lease services Olhii bidders were the Trombly Motor Coach Service of North Andovcr and the University in a joint venture with Arnold Bus Co and Lines Inc ol lioslon I he MBIA had been approached about supplying the buses but its prices Hid flexibility of service weie unviiisfuciory according to UMuss spokesmen I he university has nearly completed negotiations with the Gulf Oil Co lo square feet of land in a large parking lot on botilevald UMuss will build u passenger shelters near the stations iear entiaiKc stairway and the bus turnaround spot Dining the peak morning period probably starting uaboul buses will leave as frequently as 10 sec nuls apurl for the onemile trip on Mousey boulevard Advertising space inside ie buses will be available in ihe uinersitv community through the Office ol Housing awl Transput tuiii n ill ;