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Frederick News-Post (Newspaper) - October 19, 2002, Frederick, Maryland
A-14 the Frederick news Post Frederick Maryland saturday october 19, 2002 Hood president announces men will be living on Campus for first time continued from Al is. Nash said. She offered Little Lope the Doard of trustees would rethink its decision. I Don t think that anything will is. Nash said because the general consensus is that the Board controls the College not the students. And that s another reason following the announcement or. V Olpe said he had been meeting with the students and the student government for Many months discussing the change. We be communicated rather frequently with them throughout the he said. He had told the student body that if the vote were to occur it would not be until fall 20w. When the Board examined All of the data exam ined the trends when they were told by the admission people that if we do go coed Well actually increase the number of women who apply Here the Board decided let s do it now and not or. Vol Esaid. The decision itself was up in the air until the night of he trustees meeting. No one was sure if they were going to do it or he said. Future plans had been purposely kept vague so students could give their input or. Volpe said. Many students said they had nut been contacted by the administration for their input. What had most upset students they said was that although they knew Hood s coeducational Sta Tus was up for discussion they were not notified ahead of time a decision was on the trustees table. We knew that it was up for discussion but no one was told that it was being voted on this is. Scarr said. The students did t know. And if they did know it was just a select Maggie Hasselbach a Sophomore said she did not fee enough consideration was Given to students thoughts and feelings on the matter. Or. Volpe had been a noticeable part of Campus life in his first year As president she said but less so this year. He has t been As open with the students As he was in the last year when he was starting the investigation into is. Hasselbach said. Melanie Howell a Sophomore asked where was my Survey i d like to know who they a link that they talked to. I think they were trying to do this without our knowledge or without having us be involved in it because then they could just do what they want nobody said a Peep not a of it that they were going to have this meeting last she said. Feelings on Campus ran High even before the announcement. Students were insulted to have heard about the decision thursday in a major daily paper before being notified by the administration something that caused confusion and Shock the night before. The Campus was Abuzz with the news. I can t begin to Tell you the hysteria that went around the Campus last is. Nash said. The administration had tried to keep the decision under wraps in an Effort to notify the student body first or. Volpe said. But someone somewhere talked. Had a said Hood communications director David Diehl. Even alumni were kept in the dark about the change said Junior Jennifer Boa. Both her sister and sister in Law attended the College. I talked to my sister this morning. And she had no idea and neither did any of Lier is. Boa said. She was concerned the change Coluci affect col lege sports. The basketball team had won a Competition at the american women s College conference last year. But if the College was to go Independent it would mean the possibility w winning any Confer ence Competition is gone because we won t be a member of tie she said. Even though is. Boa was president of choir and one of the Campus leaders she had heard nothing from the administration she said. Students were worried Hood will lose its traditions fundamental to the College since it was founded As Frederick women s College in 1883. Hood is built on is. Scarr said. We have so Many special traditions that cannot continue with a male population living on additionally students were concerned that in losing its status As a women s Only educational Facil Ity it would lose a comfortable atmosphere for women without the pressure of co cd living an atmosphere that did not attract Many there but became a part of life once they attended. The decision Lias left the future of the co Liege in doubt for Many students. They say they want to make this change because they Don t want to see the end of the College but 1 think by doing this they have ended the is. Howell said. Everything that Hood was has Morrison candidate says outlooks Are the difference in race continued from Al developed in the 30s and -10s. Whereas or. Morrison s character was developed in the 60s and 70s the men differ on where they want logo in terms of service or. Morrison said. He desires a More open relationship state government officials and the Genera Assembly s leaders in 4b. Or. Elliot is respected in Annapolis but he s not As aggressive building those or. Morrison said. Or. Morrison said he is a fiscal conservative but is moderate on social issues and does not necessarily toe the party line. When issues arise leadership should make the Case to constituents and slate he said. "1 think that s the Way democracy works. I will try to vote my conscience and the conscience of my constituents. 1 think that s what i am supposed to in 1990, or. Morrison inst in a bid for a seat on the Hoard of Carroll county commissioners. He said he is running a second political race because he wants to slow and manage area growth. Agricultural preservation is one of the Besl tools when in comes to preserving open spaces he said noting that Maryland Farmland is rapidly shrinking. In order to get More agricultural preservation funds. District 4b needs to develop a better relationship Wilh Annapolis he said. Or. Morrison said something has to be done about he slate s is billion plus projected budget deficit Bill he wants to listen to his constituents should he be deciding what programs the slate should Cut or whether state government so would handle Hie deficit with new Revenue sources. He would support raising taxes for the appropriate programs. Or. Morrison and he favors education and environmental programs. But or. Morrison said he wants to represent his Community and that Community May want the general Assembly to balance the budget rather than spend More Money. Should cuts be made arts and music programs Are the first programs the general Assembly should Cut. He said. As far As Frederick s water problem is concerned or. Morrison said he believes the state should perform a geological study in order to we need a big picture he said. Or. Morrison is a sales representative for adv Nash Finch a food distributor. He is married to Regina Kaufmann and is father to son Matthew. 18. Elliot fifteen years in Annapolis give candidate an Edge continued from Al due to that hard earned knowledge he said he can serve his District better than democratic challenger Tom Morrison. That knowledge also makes him a belter member of the environmental committee he said. His institutional knowledge came in Handy while trying to get his child abuse Bill passed the legislation of which he is most proud or. Elliot said adding that in look him three years before he succeeded. Child advocacy groups fought the Hill he said. Before the Bill was passed or. Elliot said people falsely accused of child abuse dirt not have the right to due process. Whether they were ruled guilty or innocent strictly depended on child protective services. As a result or. Elliot said the Agency placed 95 percent of accused child abusers in the unsubstantiated abuse category which did not Clear their names. Only 5 per cent of the accused Weie declared inno cent he said. Or. Elliot said his Bill gave the accused an Appeal to the child protective services department and then if the accused was unsatisfied a hearing before an administrative Law judge. Now that the legislation is in effect or. Elliot said about 70 percent of accused child abusers Are declared innocent. Maryland s highways need work and or. Elliot said he wants to give the transportation budget an addition id million a year to be increased with the rate of inflation. He does not support an added gasoline tax. One Penny of the existing sales tax could be directed toward the transportation fund he said and that would Supply the needed s3xi million. Rut because redirecting a portion of the sales Tux would gouge a Hole in the general budget. Or. Ellin said the entire state Bud get needs to be re examined for possible cuts and Cost savings. Legislators also need to examine the budget he said due to the anticipated is billion plus deficit. Or. Elliot is Adamant that he will not support a lax increase to take care of the deficit recalling the Day in 1991 thai the general Assembly passed a s700 million tax increase to Lake care of a budget deficit and How Gleeful the democrats were in having engineered it. Gov. Parris Glendening is directly responsible for the deficit he said noting the Maryland s governor has More Power than any other governor in the fill states including total budget Power. Or. Elliot said he does support spending an additional s1 billion Over five years in order to fund most of the Thornton commission s recommendations for Maryland s school sys terns. Or. Elliot said he does not support the commission s recommendation on mandatory All Day kindergarten. One Way to find the Thornton commis Sion Money he said is by allowing Slot machines at state race tracks. Gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich also supports the idea. A sked about the City of Frederick s Vialer crisis or. Elliot said he believes that local Juri sic Toms should decide whal they need to do about their problems and then the state s role is to facilitate their the role of the state is to he said. Anthrax scientists helping continued from Al or. Carmona addressed a group of soldiers on the base after the presentation and told them he was impressed with the Progress the team has made. The research i just heard about normally takes several he said. You Guys accomplished this in six months. I could t be the main partnership has been Between the . Public health service and the army with additional help on the anti toxins from scientists at Harvard University and the Burnham Institute in la Jolla. Calif. Or. Bavari said the headway made towards new anthrax anti toxins can help researchers Battle other aspects of Bio terrorism As Well. If we have the Basic Struc lure when the Call comes we will be ready to he said. Chuck Dasey fort Detrick Public affairs officer said the base was honoured to show the surgeon general the gains they have made towards fighting Bio terrorism. We re proud that he was very impressed by the scientific presentation he received at us am i id. He said. America s most wanted the grease Man now serving time on Wop listen live online dcradi0700.com
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