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Cedar Rapids Cosmos (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1890-1990, what a Long strange trip its been col Coe College Cedar rapids 1avol. In no. 16 Friday March 2,1990 Mccall Meach i Fern co College cd tar rapids lava 52482 Voorhees plan announced word bans racial slurs and free College expression by Bill Lorane editor i chief details for the major renovation of Voorhees Hall have been established. In the same announcement that the tuition rates for the 1990-91 school year were made. President Brown unveiled the three phase plan to renovate the aging women a dorm that was built in 1809. The first phase will take place this summer 1990and will be concerned mainly with the exterior of the building As some portions of the roof on the Wing nearest Gage Union Are beginning to deteriorate and move away from the rest of the building. This summer it will need to let a tuck to in Ted. A process of inserting mortar to Correct the separation and Rebind the building the foundations of the building seem to be sound. Phase one handles the exterior first because Voorhees is needed every year to House 200 female students and the three women a sorority wings. Also this summer As part of the first phase of the process the basement and a Frog Pond of Voorhees will be completely renovated with such additions As More laundry facilities an expanded Kitchen office space Tor student organizations and a Multi purpose recreation or activity room for relaxation and enjoyment. The renovation of the exterior and the West Wing additions this summer total around $640,000, and if they proceed to refurbish the Center for student life like they plan to that will be another $200,000. Eventually they will also redo the basement portion of the East Wing. All that entails is the Security offices and a couple of restrains since the women a sorority chapter rooms Are in excellent shape. The next two Summers phase 2 and 3 will be spent working on the actual residences in Voorhees including bathrooms lounges and laundry rooms. There has really been no decision As to which Wing of the building will be handled first but what is known is that because of the nature of the electrical wiring and plumbing the work will have to be done vertically throughout the building and not floor by floor. One thing that will be tried is an Experiment with different kinds of furnishings. Model rooms will be set up Over the building with different furniture schemes some will have a totally fixed arrangement All furniture immovable some will have a totally unfixed scheme and some will try modular furniture that can be fitted together in different ways. These Model rooms will be in place for one year to test different student reactions before refurbishing the whole Hall. By the fall of 1993 there will be an entirely different feel to old Mother Voorhees. Cps fifty some Vassar College students took Over an administration building on their Poughkeepsie n.y., Campus feb. 13, angry that school officials had failed to reprimand sen. Daniel Moynihan . When Moynihan made an allegedly racist remark while visiting the Campus. Moynihan supposedly made the comment at a reception following a lecture he gave about the United states ethnic makeup. A local jamaican woman challenged the senators comments. The woman claims Moynihan told her if she does no to like it in the United states she should pack her bags and go Back to her Homeland. Moynihan however was merely promoting his new Book about ethnicity an aide in the senators office said and could not recall saying anything that could be con the students who were nevertheless offended however quickly Drew up a list of demands that included hiring a rabbi for the Campus making buildings wheelchair accessible. Building a minority students Center and creating procedures to Deal with racial misconduct. If Vassar president Frances Fergusson complies Vassar could become the latest school to join a year old movement to try to construct a workable anti harassment policy. Vassar has a policy forbidding harassment for several years said College spokeswoman Dixie Sheridan but it does no to specifically ban using offensive words. A number of colleges including Trinity College the universities of California Connecticut. Michigan Massachusetts North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wisconsin an the fight for education democrats try to concoct own Federal College budget cps congressional democrats say they Are trying to come up with an alternative to the $24.6 billion Federal education budget president Bush offered in late january. The new budget they say would Cut another $4 billion out of military funds and route much of it to social programs. Even rep. John Murtha a chairman of the House appropriations defense subcommittee. Was sceptical that enough democrats could agree on an alternative budget proposal. Details of How students might fare in the proposal were sketchy although senators Edward Kennedy a mass and Mark Hatfield Dore offered a $125 million Bill to pay some College tuition for students training to be math or science teachers. On campuses and in schools resentment of Bush a proposal which amounts to a Cut after inflation is accounted for seems to be running High. A so far we re finding that we have a rhetoric president not an education president a a said Des Moines Iowa Board of education member Jonathan Wilson at a Washington d.c., press conference. A a we be read his lips and found it was Only lip trued As insulting. Cont on p3 this Patio furniture can be yours if the Price if right inside a look Back Thomas Pynchon a Vineland and the in a Ball tourney

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