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The Racquette. (Potsdam, N.Y.) 1927-current, February 10, 1977, Image 1

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the Bears than [ame, Potsdam but their hustle e made up for jailed his team i'b again came much needed ce. He pumped led down 8 re- playing a good Ulrich and Ron double figures ich. a, Kevin Mor- gan scored 18 d their team of- id to execui- closing minutes i from putting lome again on February 5 a- id Clarkson re- lpport will be d. le played last ne against St. :citing. There lecking and it me. But the le of their best nsively and of- score was 5-0, i LaMare credit- ned shut out. r 25 shots on scored by cap- 2ox who had 2 ebbie Fish who leduled against 8th was cancel- ather. les for the wo> i at Cornell and d for an over- invited to the which is against 15th off Feb- i the Racquette Volume 47 Number 19 The State University of New York College at Potsdam February 10,1977 CRAVES GIVEN Dejastrtmeutt ' Bducatioft (1009) : Aalhxopology (?55) • Biotogy{1538) €h«tn&iry (1041) . Comumn. (4d8) Computer Sci. (1081) ; Bjcwiomics (49^5) • English (1657) A& (630)' • Da&ee (21$) '. Drma<206) . Foxeign. X,a»& (947) Geography (363) = Geology (809) - • HeaHfo-lki. (406) . ' . History (878) .Matri (1280) c '' Biilosophy (448) *; \; fhyjjfcs (81?) • Polities} Sei» (453) J&jMeholOgy (1990)' V&MJiotagy^ 1 ?} *\' VSa, Studies (1^ 436' .' Music (3490) 1 TOTAJ, (21,025) BY *QT$J>AM STATB BBFTS- IN PEKCENT - FALL 1976 4,0 41 14 11 13- 26 10 12 10 ' 15 16 30 20 9 10, 20 11 10 % • 18 9 23 7 - 14 16 3,5 19 17 12 16 18 ie 13 14 15 19 n 13* * 22 12 se 17 15 13 15 IS 19 14 16 18 16 3.0 20 18 20 2& '-• 17 20 ' 24 , 27 14 20 15 33 29 - 21 25 18 1& ' 02 16 1$ 18 20 20 20 > , Figure* beside indivt&uvtt departments grades g&en by that • ofPoUvygndPimniw department or ama. a 18 14 16 8 17 16 18 16 5 0 8 - 14 11 6 16 15 20 $ n 13 '14 12 XO 0 n • 20 12 11' 13 12 8 1 2 5 , .1 •16 1 '12 13 16 14 18 9 17 12 • '3 10 1,0 0 5 13 5 1 4 8 6 a 0 3 1 5 t 0 4 14 1 10 \ 2 5 0 4 and areas intikate- Figures were NC 2 8 7 8 B ie 10 7 e 3 5 6 4 8 6 ' 7 8 , 10 5 12 6 8 -7- CK 13 0' 0 2 0 , 2 0 1 1 34 0 25 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 3 ; 28 T NR 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 - 0 0 7 ' 0 o- 0 1 0 0' 1 I 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 rifee tetftfl number o/ obtained through the office Executive Board Votes 5-0-1 Campus RadioWRPS Cancels Gay Show 52% Of Potsdam State Grades 3,0 Or Above For Fall Semester by Bill LaRue Despite efforts to reduce grade inflation at Potsdam State through such things as the new grading system, the percentage of grades of 3.0 or above given to students increased last sem- ester over the previous two sem- esters. Data recently obtained from the office of Policy and Planning at this college shows that in the fall of 1976, 52% of the total number of grades given by the various departments were 3.0 or above, compared to 51% in spring 1976 and 48% in the fall of 1975. A 3.0 is considered \high attainment\ and a 2.0 is con- sidered average. Some departments at Pots- dam State traditionally have given higher grades than others. 69%> of the grades given last semester by the School of Edu- cation were 3.0 or above while in Political Science this was true for only 30% of the grades given. Education 41%> of the grades given last semester by Education were 4.0's; a 4.0 indicating \excep- tional attainment.\ Out of 3,217 grades given in three semesters by Education, only 20 of these were 2.0's. Dr. George Jeffers, Dean of Education, explained that many of the courses in Education are \competency-based\ and that \we have not yet been able to describe the levels of competen- cy.\ \This said Jeffers, tends to \over-inflate\ grades given by the School of Education. Another surprising aspect of the School of Education is that seven instructors in that school gave only 4.0's last semester, am two others only gave 3.5's and 4.0's. Some instructors in Edu- cation gave less than 10 grades. \The record-keeping system by SUNY doesn't reflect what is actually there,\ said Dr. Jeffers. \The report does not reflect time spent in the school systems observing all kinds of problems. The report does not have provi- sions for the type of program we offer.\ \The system is obsolete and inaccurate for our purposes,\ added the dean. Jeffers also noted that college president Barrington\under- stands reasonably well most of our problems.\ Political Science The Political Science depart- ment has \certain rigorous stan- dards,\ said Dr. Richard Del- Guidice, acting chairman of the department. \When students get easy A's, they are getting cheated. Some departments which are giving a lot of high grades are deluding the students into thinking they are high- powered.\ Only 9% of the grades given last semester in Political Science were 4.0's. \The grading system stinks,\ said the acting chairman. \But since we have to use it, there has to be legitimacy.\ \Many students have miscon- cep... ons about grades. Their atti- . -continued on pg. 6 By Bill Sloan and Will Brady The Lavender Lambda Hour, Potsdam State's gay radio show was taken off the air as a result of a 5-0-1 vote by the W.R.P.S. executive board. The show was a weekly, two hour program featuring music, poetry and discussion on the subject of homosexuality. In a meeting on February 3, several hours after the decision, WRPS staff member Larisa Scharikin and Station Manager Robert LaRue discussed the grounds for cancellation. According to LaRue, action was taken after \six or seven members of the staff received numerous complaints, plus com- plaints I personally received.\ LaRue did not offer to doc- ument his sources of complaints any further but one person noted that at least one of the \complaints\ received was writ- ten as graffiti on a men's room wall in the Student Union. Scharikin said, in a separate interview, thaf she had not received any complaints. She added that she had been infor- med that one complaintant demanded \equal time to put down 'faggots' on the air.\ LaRue commented that \We are trying to provide everyone with entertainment that is not too controversial.\ Scharikin noted that the pro- gram, far from being contro- versial, only made specific ref- erences to homosexuals once, during the recitation of a poem called \I am a Lesbian.\ Other poems quoted had had direct homosexual references removed. LaRue made note of local radio station W.P.D.M.'s denial of a request for air time from a \quickie divorce\ agency be- cause it would have meant a loss of sponsors on that station. LaRue failed to indicate how- ever, whether or not any of WRPS's sponsors had pressured the station to cancel the show. Scharikin supported her show by saying that \the rest of the universities are making a great attempt to shed light on this im- portant subject. We felt it nec- essary to present this on the Potsdam campus to give people a view of it.\ Scharikin plans to take action which will, stop the station's ban on her show. Governor Carey's Proposal Budget Cuts Endanger Infirmary by Nancy Doane \The papers have made the budget look good,\ said Dr. Charles (Chip) Hunter, director of Public Relations at Potsdam State last week, in regard to the 1977-78 and SUNY budget proposed by Governor Hugh Carey. \There has been a 2% in- crease in the overall budget over last year,\ Hunter com- mented. \However this figure Dr. Charles (Chip) Hunter does not show the 14% increase in utilities over the last year,\ he added. SUNY requested a $6.4 mil- lion increase in utilities for 1977-78. The proposed in- crease in utilities is $2.9 rail- lion. Potsdam State's budget for 1977-78 is $13,011,000. This represents a $151,800 decrease from last year's budget. The budget, handed down from Governor Carey, has man- dated that 23 positions be cut from Potsdam State's payroll. These positions include four ' faculty, three faculty support, ' two librarians, one maintenence, and thirteen vacancies or \short- ened salaries.\ A \shortened salary\ means paying a college employee for ( the fiscall school year, instead of a year-round basis. Cuts will also have to be made in the areas of annual- ization, physical plant, general administration, travel, general institutional services and student services under Carey's proposal. According to Hunter, the cut instudent services could \wipe out\ th° college infirmary lo- cated at the Potsdam Hospital. \These costs would be great- er without the energy conserva- tion measures we've instituted,\ stated Hunter. According to Hunter, Pots- dam State has conserved the most in the way of energy con- sumption and cost then any o- ther state university. \The more we conserve, the greater the possibility of saving college employee positions,\ said Hunter. At the moment Potsdam State is looking into other areas to cut the budget, instead of eli- minating 23 positions. \With the increase in unem- ployment it is difficult to ration- alize faculty layoff when it is possible to conserve in other areas,\ said Hunter. Index \Cartoons Pg. 20 Crossword Pg. 21 Diversions . . . Centerfold ! Ed-Op Pgs. 8,17 • News Briefs Pg. 2 Police Blotter Pg. 5 Sports Pgs. 22,23,24 Time Capsule.. . . .Pg. 14

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