L. l l r ... . . 1. ; 1 :,..: --- .»,.,-- STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YQ_RK, COLLEGE AT CORTLAND Volume XVIII Number 22 Spring rally ''Is education a business?'' By A.A. Murphy Staff Writer On Wednesday the Cor- tland College Student Association held its first an- nual spring rally on the steps of Corey Union. Marlene Markoe, President of CCSA, said it was \the hope of stu- dent government to sponsor similar rallies once a year in the future.\ The title of the rally was \Is Education a Business?\ There were four scheduled speakers; after the speakers the microphone was opened to the public. According· to Jeff Rosenbloom, Vice President of CCSA, the rally was similar to a student rally in Albany earlier in the semester. Markoe I Rosenbloom, and Donald Somerville, the Minority Stu- dent Affairs Coordinator, at- tended that rally and got the idea for a spring rally at SUCC. The rally coincided with the SUCC Teacher Recruitment Day. That may have accounted for the good turnout. About 55-60 people attended. SUCC President, James Clark, was tile first speaker. Speaking on the question of whether or not school is a business, Clark said it is a business because it has to run smoothly, but it is not a business because it provides a unique service. William Griffen, educa- Esthe~ Doherty of Career lion department, said that Planning and Placement said business and education have that education is a big a vested interest in one business. But she hastened another and often form part- to add that- ec'.lcation nerships. The big difference benefits business through its is that in the relationship the services. school is almost alwavs in- The last speaker of the ferior, or secondary to afternoon was Somerville. business interests, said Grif- He asked, \ has education fen. In this way, Griffen done its job?\ He thinks said, the myth that the two not. Somerville said that are equal is both historically education has not been per- and contemporarily incor- forming its job. He said we rect. However, he said that should complain because during the 1980's there has education is depriving us of been growing support for a what we are paying for, a union of business and educa- quality ed\)cation. Further, tion. In closing, Griffen said he said if schools don't there remains a need to ex- satisfy students then we amine the problems in Cor- should do something about porate America. it. April 22, 1988 Safe House Program going strong By A.A. M11rphy Staff WrUer Since the inception of the Community Safe House Pro- gram last semester 15 homes have joined the program, said Jennifer Parker, New York Public Interest Research Group coordinator at the State University Col- lege at Cortland. According to Colleen Car- roll, Cortland NYPIRG's Local Board Chair, the pro- gram started in response to a series of at least ten assaults on female students living off campus. Public Safety at SUCC says there have been no assaults documented this year. The documented assault on campus was February, 1987, behind Casey Tower. There are 15 Safe Houses with a blue-light and a non- duplicative logo in the front window. According to Parker \everyone who is in- volved in the program is a well respected member of the community.·~ She said the houses serve as 'havens' where frightened students can seek safety from poten- tial assailants. The job of the houses is to act as a liasons between the students and the police, said Parker. Whether or not the signifi- cant decrease in assaults is at- tributable to the Safe House program is a subject for debate, said Parker. She add- ed that it is clearly one factor in making SUCC a safer campus. Three houses have been added to the program this semester. They are the homes of Linda and Matt Morgan at 99 Maple Avenue, William Wood at 10 Sands Street, and Jo Schaffer at 31 Pearl Street. Marlene Markoe, the Cortland College Student Association President, said that the Safe House Pro- gram, combined with the Escort Service ''helps make Cortland a safer campus.\ ·Lectures held for National Holocaust Week By A.A. Murphy Staff Writer The week of April 11 through April 15 was named National Holocaust Week by the United States Commis- sion on the Holocaust. To commemorate the loss of nearly six million Jews in Europe, the State University College at Cortland held three lectures on Wednesday. Joel Shatzky gave e~; lecture in rooms 201-03 Corey Union entitiled \Theresienstadt: /'\ 'Model' Ghetto in the Holocaust.\ The main focus of Shat- zky's lecture was for those who still maintain that the Holocaust never occurred. Shatzky also pointed out that even though the Nazi's claimed Theresienstadt was a \model\ camp, atrocities continued there as well as in oth~r camps. 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In 1945, 80-90 percent of the Jews in Czechoslovakia either died ReQe~tifins •...•..............•...•.....• 17 or left the country. ·.. ' · · · · · Historians put the total .. SD,o.rts _- .. • • • • · • • • • • • • • • .. • • • ''\ • .- · • • • • 19-20 · qumber. of Jewish dead at ·: flq•t~ _otthe week; _ ~ . · : -~t:t ~1: 1 2~~, ~i~~!:tz~~ .:.,f\'.;;~J¥pt~.~ preparation for life; educa- ·. ~. '':6;~,000. . _ ... tion .i$)~1ifeiifSelf:\'·· .~::-·· _' Th~ Nazi . atrocittes are · . '·~--· · ··: T:~-~~0;<:~y;-: .: 'i :. . m~re d. h 1 o 9 r 4 .~ 3 ify 1 _ 9 in 44 _· :8. hb--eca 0 use · • \. ,., •.·.·L,_ · ·-- _,_:- ·'\\'·' ,., ~J.,bp· J)~ey ·• · aroun •- -. t e er- mans knew they were going to lose the war. Instead of trying to win tile war, Shat- zky said they spent large amounts of money, men, and equipment to destroy the Jew.s in the Final Solution. In fact, during the time from 1944 to the end of the war, the Nazis killed more Jews than in the first years of the war. In what was known as the embellishment , Shatzky said the Nazis tried to make the Jewish deportation look good to the outside world and even succeeded in fool- ing some of the Jews into believing nothing was really happening. Initially, there weren't any large riots because the first Jews to be brought to their death were the very old, the weak, and the children. All others were worked until they were too weak to do. anything, said Shatzk)T. To make the· distinction of \ghetto\ camp, Shatzky de-scribed the four varieties of camps in Nazi Germany. The \best w~re the gb:etto camps like Theresienstadt. Then there were work camps where Jews would work until their death. These were camps like Auschwitz. There were also concentration camps where Jews were kept as prisoners before going to the last type of camp, the Nazi death camp, Shatzky said. Shatzky said the first Jewish prisoners came to Theresienstadt in November of 1941. He said the Nazis in- tended it to be a \model\ camp. Jews could only get in for specific reasons: Shatzky said only the elderly, wealthy and prominent people got in- to Theresienstadt. Shatzky said this was \the best in hell.\ The average age of those dying at Theresienstadt was 70-75 years old. The only food they received was thin soup, pot a toes 1 and sometimes a sixth of a spoon- ful of gravy. Theresienstadt was not a \good\ camp said Shatzky. Jews were given a death sentence for everything from smuggling out a letter to smoking. In the end, Shatzky said of the 139,000 people who went into There- sienstadt, less than 10 per~ cent survived. ' ... i '