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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, September 19, 1986, Image 8

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crease tuition payments. Informa,tion was given out · By KYLE KRAUS The New York Public In- ort othervarious subjects as terest Research Group, wen.: NYPIRG, held l.\Jl;. open - . E~phasis was placed on meeting.on the ste,ps ()f Fay nuclear i:;.:-.ues witll'the. mai.n Corey Union to present point being the propoSition students with some of the on the upcorhlng ballot ask- issues to be tackled tllis year. ing for $1.2 'billion for the Such issues as women's clean up of t<lxic waste rights, student financial aid, dumps in New York State. tenants' rights~ small c]aims, The facts surr<lunding and nuclear iss\les were nuclear power were also talk- brought up. ed about. The Unitec}. States NYPIRG preseated and presently has 39 nuclear discussed these i.s~ues in plants with the same design . meeting that took n<l more as the one in Chernobyl and than 35 minutes. the NYPIRG representatives The first speaker. Dylan emphasized that students Jones, NYPIRG stat~ board should be showing concern representative, disc\lssed since four of these plants are small claims court, and how in upstate New Y()rk. to aviod being ripped off. He The guest speaker at the presented information regar- meeting, Travis Blunk, ding the Small Claims NYPIRG's upstate coor- Amnesty Center, wll.ich can dinator, discussed getting in- help students and community valved in the organizaion members avoid beins taken and the advantages. to court by laadlord disputes Blunk said NYPIRG of- or absentee landlords. fers students a chance to take Tenants' rights were control of some crucial hap- discussed and a c<Junseling penings in their lives, such as center is now bein~ offered getting students to vote for to local residents V~ho have proposition l on the ballot, housing problems, i11 hopes for nuclear cleanup. to force changes on a state level regarding t~nants' rights. Financial aid was brought up as a problem, sin<:e there has been between 3() and 40 percent cuts in stude11t finan- cial aid in the last five years, This suggests students should oq~anize before the problem becomes worse, a NYPIRG rep said. NYPIRG students have already lobbied the g<>vernor · n()t to in- Six to 10 plants have been cleaned in the last five years, Blunk said, and due to stu- dent participation over 70 pieces of legislation have been passed in the last 10 years. Estimated Prophet, a three man, acoustic gaitar band, opened and closed the meeting with songs from the Grateful Dead, Led Zep- P~nk Floyd, and Jim STORE HOURS: ~9·5 MO'day·~·-· m~millml~mm:m!!Mm:i •~1m1:: mmmml1j m:!ii:m:m~!!i! NYPIR G festival Delta Phi founded The State University Col- terest and· describing life at community services. - lege at Cortland welcomes a succ. . \Yhen Qelta. does beCOf!I~ a n~w soroity to its ranks of In return, OJ! April 12, nat1on3:l soronty the c~anues stude11t organizations. Delta ~Delta represntat1ves came to th.ey. will_ be ~upportmg are Phi Epsilon is working to get Co_rtland and gav: a pres~n- !=1st1c PhtbrosJs and Anorex- 011 their feet and become a tlon about thetr soronty 1al Neurvosa. natio11al sorority in Cart· and how the system works. land. With the decision of which sorority to become a part of, the girls petitioned to gain the right to call themselves an official sorority. . Tile new sorority sisters begaiJ organizing their group last spring when Darla Chase, originally a little sister of Sigma Phi Epsilon, started writing' letters to the 2 6 nation known · · their- in- In order to become a true national sorority, Delta must develop their sisterhood by hosting -speakers, having fund raisers and Delta places strong em- phasis on scholarship, of which they feel does not exist in many sororities or frater.- nities. \We love to have a great time, party like everyone else, but our sorori- ty believes good grades are number one in importance,\ .. said €hase. 34 Owego ~treet, Cortland, New York J-ust Off Tomp_kins Street Our Name _Savs tt ... ('_ Our Prices Prove It! We've Got 11 ••• The· Hand.le on LOW .Warehouse Prices ALL BEER.:...SODA-CHIPS DISCOUNTED I 4

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