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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, April 06, 1990, Image 2

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•• • BRIEFS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WISCONSIN STUDENTS COULD SUE IF SCHOOL DISCRIMINATES A(iAINST THEM (CPS)- The Wisconsin state Senate passed a bill Feb. 27 that would let students sue the University of Wisconsin ifUW discrimi- nates against them on the basis of race, sexual orientation or \other minority status.\ UW officials\d< 't want to be held accountable fortheirdiscrimi- nation, and that's a fact,\ claimed Sen. Don Stitt, who sponsored the measure. Gov. Tommy Thompson has not said whether he will sign the bill into law, which supporter Sen. Lynn Adelman characterized as a \strong sword\ to force UW to avoid discrimination problems. TENNESEE STATE REELS UNDER 'QUALITY OF LIFE' PROTEST (CPS)-- Complaining about cockroaches in their dorms. leaky roofs, unreliable bus service and other\slum-like\ living conditions, about 1,000 Tennessee State University students conducted a midnight march on TSU President Otis Floyd Jr.'s house Feb. 22, while another 75 occupied Floyd's office. \All we 'reaskingforisa little hot water when we take a shower,\ student body PresidentJeffCarrtold the crowd outside Floyd's house. Floyd said he would not pardon any protesting students. \I'll guar- antee that.\ In recent months, students at the University of Rhode Island, State University of New York at Brockport, and Kans~ State, Western Michigan and Clark.son universities. among others, also have pro- tested declines in the quality of campus services. BOSTON U. PRESIDENT CHIDES SCHOOL OFFI- CIAL FOR PRAISING MANDELA (CPS)- Jon Westling, acting president of Boston University, chastised a subordinate for citing South African dissident Nelson Mandela as a worthy role model during an early February speech to 8th grade children. \Nelson Mandela is not someone who should be held up as an heroic example of patient commitment to a good cause,'' Westling wrote to Diana Law, superintendent of schools in Chelsea, Mass., which BU controls as part of an experiment to improve the school system. Westling noted Mandela \has advocated violence\ and \sanc- tioned the murder of political opponents.\ We tlie students ... Students have rights Debi Tracy CCSA Executive Vice President \No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility\- Gerald W. Johnson. One ofCCSA 's primary responsibilities is to defend students' rights. 8 11t often I wonder if students realize how many rights they have and if they actually understand them. Sometime during my first few months at Cortland, I received a list titled \Students' Rights.\Now in the midstofthesemester, I would lilc.e to share with you the list. You have the right to: 1. ask for help. time; the right to make requests; 2. ask questions of process, teachers, administrators, etc.; 3. need help, information, etc.; 4. express your own opinion and preference about what is valuable to you as a learning experience; 5. take time to make a decision; 6. make requests that are sanctioned by rules; 7. refuse requests for personal infonnation; 8. have a professor's time; 9. have help, from peers, teachers, administrators, staff, etc_; I 0. ask others to keep agreements (faculty, administrators, staff, peers); II. express your feelings- positive and negative, including disappoint ments, frustration, etc.; 12. ask for fair evaluations and feedback; 13. ask for reconsideration of grades, dates,etc.; 14. define your motives and behavior; 15. be treated with respect, to be listened to and taken seriously; 16. present yourself positively; 17. refuse a request without feeling guilty; 18. set your own priorities, agenda, etc.; 19. control your own work, ideas, etc., to determine how you will spend yourtime; · 20. ask people to take responsibility for their actions; 21. make requests for change in others' behavior; 22. express your preference and values; 23. apply your own judgement to making decisions about yOtJrself and your future; 24. negotiate differences or conflicts; and 25. make mistakes- and be responsible for them. Remember, know yo11r rights and your responsibilities. Cortland' College Q~ A~~ L~ St!ku presents Roger Miller's THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1990 Dowd Fine Arts Theatre • SUNY Cortland Campus • Curtain Bpm Ticket Information - All Seats Reserved $6.00 SUNY Cortland Students* $8.00 SUNY Cortland Facuty/Staff*, Senior Citizens $10.00 General Public *Must present valid SUNY Cortland ID Tickets are now available at: • Love of Pete, 15 Main Street'; Cortbm.d, ~753-8325 • Corey Union Box Office, 12 noon-3:00pm, 753-2700 • Mail Order - Deadline Friday, April 20, 1990 Send check/money CJrder (payable to ASC) to: \Big River Tickets\ SUNY Cortland - Office of Student Life Fay Corey Union, P.O. BOO\ 2000, Cortland; New York 13045 For more informa~o~ call.753-:2321 LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIPS PRE-LAW INTERNSHIPS District Attorney Econoniic Development Agency City Prosecutor Housing Assistance Council Planning Department Environmental Conservation Social Services Department United Auto Workers County Treasurer Mayor's Office County Legislature Office of the Aging County Attorney Labor Coalition Health Department Arts Council Police Department Department of Labor AND OTHERS ALL MAJORS ELIGIBLE Applications Available Now- Old Main i13 Information - Carl Feurer, OM202, :X .. 4S06 DEADLINE - APRlL 26 f. sp Fi w br s~ f I i ( (

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