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Cardinal Points. (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) 1940-current, September 29, 2009, Image 1

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Sports Men's soccer scoops up win at home sports BI Ufa Ancient Japanese art finds home at PSUC Uf»B4 Lift 'Crank' presents fast paced action LW B7 fttdiy, September 29,2006 Points Vo) 75 Issue 2 www.canlmalpotfitsonlwie.com 50 cents Asbestos cleared out from ACC Pi Alpha Nu ma ratnnthr rihifid of tfwir probntlonaru Holly Bonamcl ardinal Points tfiajr full 2003 luiponaion. BY RYAN HAYNER associate news editor Despite notifications warning of asbestos abatement on various parts of the Angell College Center, no student is under any risk of being exposed, according to Plattsburgh State University College Facilities Director Stan Supinski: Many of the signs are currently outdated, posted in August to warn people not to enter the buildings because of asbestos removal taking place during the summer. Over the summer, PSUC dealt with clearing out asbestos m both Yokum Hall and the ACC. with all work involving health risks finished before die school year started. Supinski said there should be no concern over asbestos — which has been cleared out from both buildings where constructed occurred — and the perception most people have over it is exaggerated and overblown. Asbestos was outlawed in the mid-1980s after it was found to be harmful m dust form when inhaled by those exposed to it. But now there are so many rules and regulations involving the handling and removal of asbestos that the risk is minimal to none, according to Supinski. Mostly asbestos is found beneath tiles, as it was once used as a fire-resistant insulation, and in pipfflg. and is considered to be non-friable, a term that means particles cannot get into the air and therefore are not harmful. PSUC follows strict federal regulated guidetess to dealing with asbestos, set by the New York Environmental \There's just no way with the procedures we have to follow — there's just no way that any- body can be exposed to this stuff.\ Pi Alpha Nu off probation Stan Supinski Conservation Rules and Regulations, part 56. Before any renovations or construction can begin, the consultant hired for the job will bring in an environmental engineer to test all the areas for asbestos where work is being done. ^Anything that looks suspicious is tested before we drop the first hammer,\ Supinski said. For minor asbestos projects, the procedures call for a vacation of all occupants within the building before work can begin. That is followed by an isolation of the work area by cordoning it off with barrier tape or line At ths time, the building can only be entered an exited through one location. Signs are posted around the building to warn people wishing to enter. Those signs are the asbestos abatement forms featured around the ACC. Only specially trained and certified workers dressed in decontamination suits are allowed within the building, SCfc ACC. A2 BY KELLY BASCOMB news editor Life is about second chances. Finding way's to make adjust- ments to character and build strength is something instilled in grade school. In light of National Hazing Prevention Week, it's affirma- tive that a Plattsburgh State Uni- versity College fraternity, whose reputation had a slight glitch. has come forth, and proved they have bettered themselves as an organization of this campus. The Greek organization Pi Al- pha Nu was placed on probation in the fall of 2003 for incidents during a pledge period. They were put on probation through the school and their rec- ognition was suspended through the probation period, which last- ed until they satisfied require- ments set forth by the school Current Pi Alpha Nu President Chris Pacchiana said one stipu- lation was that one member of their organization attend a con- ference in Indiana dealing with values and initiatives for frater- nities. They were also required to hold meetings twice a month with their advisors Pacchiana said they also had SEE FRATERNITY. \2 Rockin 3 the vote (Iter) and Daw Michael Pitts/Cardinal Points •or PSTV outside Yokum NewSA senators elected to senate BY J AMIS CRI C.NALE staff writer Three students were recentl> elected to the Plattsburgh State l'ni\ersit> College Student As- sociation as senators in a special election heltj on Juesdav. Sept. 26 Abbas t handoo. Robert Walker and Monica Bouller all received the most \otes on the ballot, which was decided on by' '3*77 students, an approximately 6 percent student -\oter turnout Chandoo, a junior finance ma- jor and top \ote-getter . was- \ery laudator) lor the opportunity to ser\ein the SA.\ \1 want to thank my voters.\ (handoo said Walker, d s<*phomore finance major, seemed equally excited. \I've always been interested m being in student government since highschool.\ he said \The high cost of the dtmng halls (is the issue > that motivated' me- \Die Sundowner especially.\ Another sophomore. Boulter has been actively involved in many extracurricular activities including Finance Board. Hall Council and Student Ambassa- dors, \AH of my affiliations around campus brought me to the point of running for Senate and be- ing able to make a difference on campus.\ she said. \I want (the student body > to know- who ue are and what were doing and what we can doior therruV J •he three new senators will fulfill their duties tor the remain- der of rhe semester 1 he normal general election are expected to be held in December. \ isit the SA Web Mte ai http SUNY administrators angry over 'F' in affordability BY RYA> HAYNTB associate news editor For the second time. New York's public and private insti- tutions recei% ed an **F\ grade for affordability by a report by an independent group New York joined 42 other stales given an \F~ according to \Measuring Up 2006 The National Report Card on Higher Education.^ arranged by the Na- ttofiaJ Center for Public Pohcy and rusher Education <M P PHEJ The report card has come un- der criticism from the State Uni- versity of New York (SUNY*. who contested the 2004 version of the report as well as the lat- est citing that it did not correct- ly calculate in the financial aid given through the Tuition Assis- tance Program (TAP). -They assume TAP funds w some amount go to every student m higher education m die state — mats not correct* SL^iY spokesperson David llenehan said -TAP is ujmxMmmA for me lowest New York's TAP program awarded over $876 million to an estimated 398,000 students, continuing its status as the larg- est state-sponsored student grant program in the nation, accord- ing to the 2004-2005 Higher Education Services Corporation Annual Report the most recent data tssued-ss Smce the 2000-01 college academic year, the average an- nual recipients of TAP award? have mcreased at an average of 5.o peiceni has increased at an average of 8.7 percent over that same time \(TAP) is for all New York- ers who come to. a New Y<irk school and the state puts M> much money tnto.that students account that it offsets a portion of tuition,\ PSUC President Jc4m Ealing said \The TAP program -- the fad that jt exists — is ex- traardmary ~ According to the National As- sociation c4 State Student dram and Aid Program > latest An- nual Report OB State Sponsored Student Financial Aid issued t<* the IHK^'Kr academic school year. New Y<»rk awarded S*\V> million through primary need- based grant pn>grams, and to- taled o\er S^H» miFlion tor total grant aid awarded To determine aftordabihty. -the report Uioked at the percent of mcumc neces- sary to pay f««r college expens- es not includmg financial *td f<* public -l-year colleges and yn^ersrtres 4 j HJ> ** percent of a family's !nc<*roc. *^ per- cent for pmate 4-year colleges M i AFFORDAWLITY. A2 Students don't utilize newspapers, program cut Bah CBVGKAUI Lnrvenaty College's nest- bafts \h caught my eve that there (so nasy i papers that were laoanrj unread • ttV (dormsi\ Dvector <d Krndrnrc Ufe Bry- saad \There were uimime* <aadi we played a role m the decision-**1 S A Today uad not provide this (progi am a drfTerence.\ ac- tio Hartman « to the levd we were bop- mg for.\ Cash- man sxtd The rcadershap pro- gram costs S1 ft.OftO a semester The cost ts spin up. with 15.000 provided by *e SA and SI V<\XJ from housane The se- le money was shifted to hrst year housing piogjams and TCIFUaeNiffcL Senior Jared Stanley, wno has read she papers on canapes sance heaag a freshman, was frustrated by the pwpam cut aae Resdersaup Piuasam is not current events are an vnpor- tant part c4 my future career \\ He added Too many of my peers are faihng weekH tnrwsi S££ NfcWSTAfTltS K2

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