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it! February 19, 1976 no.16*-* vol. 46 Potsdam.N.Y. SWT£ 1 NE 4 \a voztc * POKMH Reorganization Of Student Affairs Prompted By Changes At S.U.C.P. oy Allison Miller Contemporary change of cli- mate in the (Philosophical approach) of student develop- ment organizations has promp- ted a reorganization of the Divi- sion of Student Affairs at SUCP to paraphrase a memorandum submitted to President Thomas Barrington from Dr. John' Marshall, Vice President of Stu- dent Affairs, on behalf of The Student Affairs Reorganization Evaluation Committee. C5ting the death of \In Loco Parentis,\ The decline in public financial support for higher edu- cation, and the changes of stu- dent goals and lifestyles as having \significant impact\ on the posture of Student Affairs, the committee proposed a mas- sive reshuffling of objectives, responsibilities, job titles and chains of command so as to more adequately handle the new range of problems with which the last decade has presented them. At the same time, not spending exorbitant sums which in any case are no longer avail- able. Among the shortcomings the Committee felt obligated to rectify in their reappraisal of the role of Student Affairs was that most effort was directed at \a few student leaders', a few stu- dents with behavioral problems, and a few students in need of in-depth one-to-one counseling,\ for most students, the com- mittee says, development was left to chance. The Committee memorandum, also stated it has been the case in the past that no note was made of a student's need for development in any but the intra-curricular portion of his education. The Student Af- fairs sector has been taken for granted as a service incidental rather than integral to under graduate education, \consequently most students view Student Affairs' staff as friends, counselors or adminis- trators, but seldom as teachers,\ ', (Continued on pg. 12) 31 Faculty And Staff Members Retrenched; Many Other Positions To Be Left Vacant by Ron Wallace In response to a mandated budget reduction, college presi- dent Thomas Barrington, last Thursday, announced the names of those who will be cut from the staff at Potsdam State and the Campus School. Effective August 31, 1976 nine college positions and 22 Campus School positions will be retrenched and scores of others will be left vacant. Effective immediately is a moratorium declared with re- spect to Sabbatical Leaves for a single semester. This means that professors will no longer have the option of a half year sabbati- cal with full pay. Mohawk Indians Assert Treaty Claims On Adirondack Lands by Will Brady Regidnal Editor \We are not interested _in forcing anyone to move. All we ask is that the United States recognize the treaties that ace made with the Iroquois Confe- deracy.\ While this is not a direct quote, but a paraphrase, it represents the essence of the feelings of the Indians (primarily Mohawks) who moved on to a 612 acre former girl scout camp near Eagle Bay, New York late in May 1974. The inhabitants of the camp contend that, in moving in, they are re-establishing a settlement in what is their traditional home- land. The land, they assert, is rightfully theirs according to treaties made between the Iro- quois Confederacy and the Fe- deral Government in 1784 and 1794. These treaties recognized that the land, making up most of Upstate New York, would be- long to the Iroquois nations \forever\. New York State was, from the early days, opposed to the I I NEW YORK STATE, IROQUOIS LAND AND GANIENKEH — • •—- Boundry According to 1794 Treaty Extent of Land \sold\ by.Brandt Eagle Bay Encampment (Ganienkeh) Cartography by W. Brady enactment of the treaties and worked to subvert them, resort-' ing even to the harrassment and arrest of federal government a- gents during the late 1700's in efforts to undermine the pro- visions of those treaties. From the 1790's until the present day New York has claimed jurisdic- tion over \her\ Indians. The treaty of 1794 recog- nized the sovereignty of the Iro- quois Confederacy and commit- ted the United States to paying for access from a fort at Oswego to Albany, acknowledging that the greater portion of what is now known as New York State was the territory of the Iroquois. However, in 1797 another agreement was made between the Holland Land Company (act- ing on behalf of the state) and one Joseph Brandt; the latter allegedly acting on behalf of the Iroquois. This latter \treaty\ saw the Irouquois lands signed away to various land speculators. This latter treaty, the Indians at the Eagle Bay encampment (Ganienkeh is what it is referred to as) contend is invalid. It was signed by a man who had no authority within the Iroquois Confederacy but it was recog- nized by the U.S. as though it was signed by the Confederacy chiefs. The occupation of the for- mer camp has been contested by New York State in several court actions. Already one of them has been dismissed by the judge pre- siding over the suit as being a continued on pg. 16 Those faculty position which will be left vacant are; SCHOOL OF MUSIC L. Alsop .... retrenchment R. Alsop .... retrenchment N. Poy retrenchment J. Katz ..... retrenchment C. English retirement SCHOOL OF EDUCATION M. Wickman leave of absence A. Wheeler reassigned R. Throop reassigned SCHOOL OF LIBERAL STUDIES M. Sandier ... retrenchment H. Hughes ... retrenchment E. Rich retrenchment W. Wakefield . .. retirement C. Gross .... retrenchment R. LaRoche .. retrenchment Perhaps those departments which will suffer the most will be Crane's String Dept., the For- eign Language Dept., the English Dept., and the Education Dept. Crane's String Dept. was cri- tically wounded when the Carne- gie String Quartet was re- trenched. This yields four pro- fessors from the department while two other are presently on sabattical which will leave the entire string majors with approx- imately three professors. The entire Campus School and the employment there has been terminated. No administrative positions were lost as a result of the budget reductions. (Continued on pg. 12) on the inside.. News Briefs Page 2 Campus News Page 3 Police Blotter Page 5 Editorials Page 6 Time Capsule Page 15 Letters Pages 6,8 Science Page 18 Children's page....Page 17 Sports. Pages 19,20

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