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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, October 24, 1986, Image 5

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- ~~ ~~:~~ _-...;. .. TbePress/Friday, October 24; 198'6/FIVE ...lfl? ... .....:..:: ...... 4:· ~ ... · ·Stndeffi~enitt&ai'Scusses homophObia at meeting I By JOAN ZIFF controversial. He said that these people will become teachers with tenure are not required to hand out a target for harrassment. . evaluations. However, it is required for new How would a gay organization be received on the Also an issue at the meeting was Stud~nt Course teachers and teachers without tenure to be Cortland Campus? This question was brought up at And Teacher Evaluations, as Jeff Rosenbloom, evaluated. Rosenbloom's resolution was passed. this week's Student Sena~e. meeting by female committee cha,jl'p~~on, said he still needs more Also passed at ·the meeting was a resolution senator Cathie Smith. · · · - ~-. · . . _ assistance on the committee. · · · stating that students should -have 50 percent · : Hon:irivhobia, the- fear of gay peop,le, is a feeling · · . 4 . • . represel)tation on the D<>rm Income Fund Reimbur- --~~lq ·t-y JDaf1y stud~_nts,..according to S~ith. It ~~s He said' he· believes· the S.C.A. T.E. questions sable committee. This resolution said that student suggestett .. that a. course. be. offered to help tn- should be limited to fifteen. Twelve quest.iOns were rents or fees should not be increased due to renova- dividuals cope with this phobia. It was stressed that printed up and pre~nted to the senate to evaluate. tions. this should be an awareness program and would not lt was proposed that student comments. should· be Thad McTigue, CCSA vice president, fa voted the advocate gay behavior. added at the end of each eva1uation. Rosenbloom resolution but asked, \where should the money for The senator said there are some professors in- agreed with this, however the comments would not renovations come from1\ There was no response. terested in teaching this particular course and it will be printed and instead will be placed on file in the Jim Cullen, CCSA President, said the contrac-· be aimed at · all students and not solely the gay CCSA office. tors who repaired De Groat are being sued for not population. . , A resolution, whic_!). requested faculty coopera- completing the renovations by deadline. \I don~ believe that a gay organization should be tion, presented by Rosenbloom, was brought before Three c'onstitutions were introduced to the senate funded by the CCSA,\ said Kirk Van Hausen, stu- the senate. Rosenbloom said this cooperation is and will be discussed at next week's meeting. They dent senator~ \however he added, c'I do think essential for a fair and successful evaluation. are: Cortland Communications Association, Col- that they have a right to form.\ Van Housen said that the resolution should be lege Republicans of Cortland State, and an Kevin Berry said he believes that if the senator stronger in that rather than requesting cooperation, organization designed to help disaqled students was correct, and a large number ofstuclents do suf- the S.C.A.T.E .. forms should be made mandatory. cope with college life. At next week's meeting Presi- fer from homophobia, this will make the issue more Chris Malone, a faculty representative, said that dent Cla~k will ad~ress the senate. Chavez comes to Cortland Student ri hts' ....... ,. .... ,lllllmii8IIII.IIIIIIIUIIIIDUIIIIIIliiii .... W .. IIII as part of growers boycott continued from page one Cesar Chavez, president of United Farm Workers of America. will give a lecture entitled ~·wrath of Grapes\ at 7:30p.m. Thursday in the Moffett Gymnasium. · allotted conflicts with study hours, he added. Resolution 73-26 of the SUNY Board of Trustees: Chavez's appearance is part of a nation-wide boycott aim - ed at forcing growers of California table grapes to discon- tinue the \reckless\ use of \dangerous\ pesticides. He is being sponsored by the Latin Student Union Campus Lecture Committee in cooperation with the College's United University Professions, Cortland College Student Association and the Center for Minority and Women's Studies. Tickets are $1 for SUCC students and $2 for others and may be purchased at the Corey Uni()n Box Office, Love of Pete and Smedley's Bookshop in Ithaca. Chavez, who gained national notoriety championing the rights of migrant workers during the stormy lettuce boycott of the 1960's, is scheduled to make several appearances on campus prior to his evening lecture. A press conference with the former migrant worker will be at 10 a.m. Thursd;1y in the Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, .followed by a Sandwich Seminar at the Doorknoo in Old Main. '\The Wrath. of_ Grap_e~\ ·.Chavez said. \symbolizes the threat p\OStu:f-t>o farn1'Workers·,. tOwns--people and consumers by the reckless use of deadly pohom in agriculture.\ He said that 300,000 U.S. farm workers are poisoned by pesticides applied to crops each year in addition to increased incidents of cancer diagnosed among residents of towns that neighbor the fields. Chavez said, ''the pesticides peril reachee:t to consumers through poisonous residues left on f. ruits. a. d vegetables pur- chased at the market.\ The written permission re- quirement represents prior restraint and harassment techniques against A.F.S., said Reath. Plaintiffs' Arguments _Cullen, one of the. student plaintiffs, said students ''should have the right to in- vite whoever they want into their rooms. The state college policy is very parental,'' said Cullen. Another SUCC student plaintiff, Edward Detweiler said students just want to have their rights on campus, freedom of speech and assemql~~ lie said. The state tried to prove that permitting commerci'al venders in the dorms would be disruptive, said Detweiler. The resident assistants are allowed to hold events, like' \murder games,\ which are more disruptive than a com- mercial presentation, he said. These presentations could be The latest grape boycott was initiated by e United Farm Workers in July, 1984, Chavez said. \f~ft.er.Jt. became. clear that California Governor George Deufcmejian.... would no longer enforce the Agricultural Labor ~elations Act passed in 1975 after the last U .F. W. grape boycott.\ '- · · - another form of release for students, he added. 'No authorization will be gi~en to private com- mercial enterprises to operate on State University campuses or in facilities furnished by the Univer- sit' other than to _provide for food, campus bookstore, laundry, dry cleaning, barber, and beauty services and cultural events.' Defendants' Arguments Franco said he agrees that students should be allowed the right of free speech, but commercial activity should · be limited. \Social events are part of going to college [and are] healthy if done in moderation,\ Franco said. It is important to recognize, Franco said, that if students want commercial people on campus they just have to register with Residence Life and receive approval. Commercial presentations may be held in buildings other than dorms, like Corey Union, he said. If commercial people were allowed in the dorms it will leave· undergraduates vulnerable, especially the in- experienced freshmen, said Franco. Cullen said students won't learn anything if they are hidden from what really hap- pens in life. Concluding Arguments Detweiler said he is op- timistic about winning the case. Franco said students would be affected more negatively than positively if A.F.S. and the students are victorious over the state. 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