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The Racquette. (Potsdam, N.Y.) 1927-current, March 03, 1977, Image 1

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Ballots have been distribut- ed to all members of the union, and the fate of the contract will be decided by March 11. Ryan believes that the most significant principle established by this contract is that \faculty who are paid the lowest salary will receive the highest percen- tage of salary increase.\ \This will create equity a- mong faculty members, \ said Ryan. Ryan says that some faculty members are glad that as \stable agreement\ has been reached. Others \express reservation\ o- ver the new contract. \Some faculty feel that the pay increase will not be suffi- cient to keep ahead of inflation,\ said Ryan. Another point of conten- tion raised by members of the SUNY faculty involves the pow- er given to mangement to \ere- Treasurer Kilmartin To Run For SGA President by Hansen Alexander SGA Treasurer Tom Kilmar- tin will be nominated to run for SGA President when nomina- tions open on the Senate tloor within the next few weeks. Kil- martin will lead a ticket that in- cludes Doug Chilton for Execu- tive Vice President, Dorothy Graham for Comptroller, and Elizabeth Jones for Administra- tive Vice President. In his election drive, Kilmar- tin will emphasize his perfor- mance as SGA Treasurer. \I met my goals I made when I ran,\ he said. \I speeded up the dispatch ordering system. I published a balance of ac- counts for each month, kept my office open to all, and made the Finance Committee more influ- ential and responsive\. \I instituted new controls over spending. AH purchases must now originate from the Treasurer's Office, cutting a- buses,\ said Kilmartin. Kilmartin believes students see politics as corrupt and non- responsive. He added there is a laGk of education of the political process in grades K-12, and that people don't know how the po- litical process affects their lives. \Students said Kilmartin, \don't know they can have great impact on the curriculum, School Calendar, and grading system. To give you an example of the power we have, we could eliminate Crane, Athletic De- partment, and the Fine Arts De- partment. We could add organi- zations as well.\ Kilmartin emphasized, how- ever, that he is not advocating these things, but rather using them as illustrations of the range of power that he said can be rea- lized. Communications between the SGA and students must be improved, Kilmartin believes, and that will\ be a major thrust of the campaign. The mechanics of the com- munications are yet to be work- ed out, he said, but one sugges- tion in that direction would be a comprehensive monthly bulle- tin board in the Student Union. Kilmartin is hopeful students will be aware of more campus activities because of the bulletin board, and decrease a certain student apathy he believes per- vades the campus. Some of the possible pro- cont. on pg. 19 ate and eliminate positions.\ They believe the UUP \conced- ed too much\ during negotia- tions, commented Ryan. According to a memo from the Committee of Concerned Faculty in Albany, the power granted to the administration will provide no check on the authority of management \to remove, under the guise of re- trenchment those individuals whom they wish to get rid of.\ The committee believes that the new contract \provides no protection for employees,\ nor does it \provide a meaningful tenure system.\ Ryan said that the power given to the management was a \political manuever.\ According to Ryan, state, at the beginning of negotiations, said there was no money for any faculty pay raise. However, through negotiations, \we were able to get something,\ saidi Ryan, in reference to the-pay/ raise. The state, also wanted the power to retrench any faculty member. The passage of this clause would have eliminated the seniority system, said Ryan. The new contract will retain the seniority system. \The last to arrive will be the first to go,\ said Ryan. \Of course this has given rise to dissatisfaction among non-senior members,\ stated Ryan. Campus Budget Rally Scheduled; Individuals Invited To Speak A rally will be held on March 10 at all SUNY campuses to inform each college community of the effects of Governer Carey's proposed budget cuts on the State University System. According to Pat Hoey, Pots- dam State's rally will be held in (photo by Matt Klare) Tom Kilmartin. the academic quad. Elected off- icials, department chairmen.and any interested students are invited to speak against the pro- posed SUNY budget. The decision for a SUNY wide rally was made at a caucas of SUNY and CUNY college rep- resentatives in Albany on Febru- ary 12 and 13. The purpose of this caucus was to draw up an agenda for action against Carey's proposed SUNY budget for 1977-78. All afternoon classes will be cancelled on campus.' During the morning classes, professors are requested to talk about the possible effects of the budget cuts on their department. To kick off the rally, a let- ter writing campaign will start today in the lobby of the col- lege union. AH students are re- quested to write a letter to their Congressman in response to the proposed SUNY budget cuts. On March 4 and 5, during CUB's \All Nighter,\ students will be asked to write letters to their Congressman before enter- ing the dance. S'GA will take care of the postage and mailing of all letters, said Hoey. SUNY college representatives will begin lobbying against the proposed budget on March 15, in Albany. The SUNY budget will come Dr. Kenneth Gant speaks before the students at last year's rally. before the New York State Congress, for final approval, lato in March. Index Campus Pgs. 4,5 Diversions Pullout Ed-Op Pgs. 8,17 News Briefs Pg. 2 Police Blotter Pg. 5 Time Capsule Pg. 16 Sports. .Pgs. 21,22,23,24

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