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Concern for Women~s safety at Green River Community College, Page 5 Ju.st for the He.alth of it: Are Ove:r The: Count.e.r Dru.gs Sa:-. f.·.·e ·. t· o- us.e· ~?.· Page 4 Ne.w 2.7th Enviro.nme.ntal Am<indme.nt Proposed. to be: added to the Constitution Page 3 The Green River Cornmunity College l ; Volume XXVIII Number/O February 28, 1992 .GRCC1s registration costs skyrocket while neighboring colleges rem in affordable By Dawna Bird Business Manager Summer Quarter is slated to be a self-supporting quarter, according to the registration office. It will 'cost$45 per credit, and there will be no break for those students taking 10-18 credits like there are during the rest of the school year. AseJf-supportingquarter means that the enrollment will support the cost of the classes. This includes teachers' payroll and use of the facilities. The state will support a certain number of classes and GRCC offers more credits during Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters than the state will support so no extra funds are available for Summer Qilarter classes. The registration office feels there are a few advantages to a self-supporting Summer Quarter. GRCC is able to offer more classes during the rest of the school year; non-resident students will not be charged the nonresident fee during Spring Quarter; as classes fill new classes will be opened so all students should be able to get into the classes they wish to take. Some GRCC students are concerned with the cost of the quarter. Jill Boucek., a GRCC student, feels "$810 for 18 credits is OUTRAGEOUS!!" Wendy New, another student, expressed, "I was planning to take Journalism Camp this summer, but I doubt it for that price." Highline Community College is offering summer classes for"$31.50 per credit, with no additional charge for students taking 10-18 credits. According to Highline's registration office, a student could take 18 credits for $315. To inquire about the classes offered contact Highline at 878- 3710. Pierce Community College,likeGreenRiver,is also offering a self supporting Summer Quarter. Due to the self-supporting summer, fee wavers and tuition discounts for Vietnam Veterans and senior citizens will not be honored. Summer schedules will comeoutApril 1. Registration for summer quarter will be May 11. Fall registration will be May 18. Plaques tO acknowledge Celebr~ting . black history the · memory of Dr. Adams :!:h~ style Staff Writer By Robert Whale Staff Reporter This spring two plaques honoring the memory of history Professor· Nigel Adams will be set over the door of SS 8, the room he taught in for 25 years, according to Senator Chris Gleason, chairperson of the Nigel Adam's Committee. The memorial to Dr. Adams, who died of cancer in 1990, will read, "This Room Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Nigel Adams for his 25 Years of Seroice on this Campus," and will cost between$35and$40, which covers both cost and installation. The project is to be funded from the $10 ,600 given to the senate each year for student activities. Committee members Gleason, Jay Demko, John. Frostad, and Don Eckhoff had originally intended to rename SS 8 The Nigel Adam's Room, but the hostility of many instructors to the idea made it too great a longshot. ''Inhislastcouple years here he was a negative person, and he was rude to a lot of faculty members, and a lot of people remember that," said Gleason. The decision was Adams was passionate about education and very involved with his students. Those who took his classes, whether on the Vietnam War or Rock 'N' Roll in the 50's and 60's, found an instructor who challenged them to think and demanded that they go un-derneath the surface made to go with the plaques, as they seemedlesslikelyto rouse opposition. "Every of things. body kne Jim Craven, init as Nige structor of history, A d a m . who co-taught Dr. Adam's vioroom" classesforyearswith lation of a social science division ChrisGleason Dr. Adams, recalls another side. ''We sat '--------' policy against permanent displays on any front wall helped link the name of the room with the instructor. Adams hung posters, pictures, and maps as visual aids in the classroom where he taught. "People didn't call it SS 8 then," said Gleason. "Everybody knew it as Nigel Adam's room." up with a suicidal Vietnam Vet. until 1 a.m., trying to save him. Nigel did a lot of that and nobody ever knew it. He believed that being a teacher was a special calling, sort of like being a priest. There is a very special responsibility to reach out and go beyond." Gleason has received positive and negative feedback from administration and faculty on this issue. All of the comments have been anonymous. Typical of the negative notes was one that said, "how can you have a memorial for just one instructor," and included a list of 15 people who have died and were important people to the campus. "My argument to that," . said Gleason, "is why didn't somebody else, when they passed away, why didn't they start a memorial for them?" February is nationally known as Black History Month. It is to acknowledge and honor accomplishments, achievement$ and writings of African American people. This idea of honoring the achievements of African Americans led to the establishment of Negro History Week in 1926. Students also have a say in this and can express an opinion by dropping a note to Chris Gleason in student programs. Gleason believes it is important to get the matter settled while there are still students on campus who remember who Dr. Adams was and what he · did for Green River Community ~ollege. A black historian, Carter G. Woodson, is known as the father of black history. See black history pg. 4
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