David Sadoff


Panel discusses corporate morality

A finance professor, a business journalist, and two corporate executives debated whether corporations have a social responsibility to the public before more than 150 people in Cook Auditorium last night. "There is more to business than the petty jealousies, unbridled egos and ambition," said Richard Shreve, a professor at Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and moderator of the discussion. Sharon Cohen, Reebock's vice president of public affairs, said she believes it is corporate America's responsibility to look beyond profits and consider human rights. "At Reebok we're showing the world that going into business doesn't mean you have to check your values in at the door at 8 am and pick them up on the way out at 6," Cohen said.

Campus political groups gather for Union address

President Bill Clinton's State of the Union Address last night drew mixed responses across campus as Democratic and Republican student groups met to watch the speech on television. The Conservative Union at Dartmouth met in the basement of Streeter Hall while the Young Democrats met in Rockefeller Center to view the speech.

Trustees may raise tuition 8 percent

At their February meeting, the Board of Trustees will vote on College Treasurer Lyn Hutton's recommendation to raise tuition. "I suspect that tuition increase to be anywhere from 4 to 8 percent," Associate Treasurer Edwin Johnson said. But tuitions have increased at least 6 percent every year since 1965. With the total student cost for the 1993-1994 school year at $25,635, Johnson's predicted increase would mean next year's tuition could range anywhere from $26,660 to $27,686. This year's student cost consists of $18,270 for tuition and $7365 for room, board, fees and miscellaneous expenses. For the past four years, the Trustees have followed a policy of "decreasing the rate of tuition growth," Johnson said. In response to double digit tuition increases in the 1980's, the Trustees in 1989 adopted a policy of reducing tuition growth. From 1980 to 1985, tuition increased at an average rate of 12.2 percent each year.

Collis '37 kicks off grand opening

The Collis Student Center will kick off its grand opening weekend Friday afternoon with a formal building dedication, to be followed by student performances, open houses and entertainment. The Collis Center reopened January 3 after undergoing a year of renovations made possible by a $5.5 million donation from Charles Collis '37 and his wife Ellen. The formal building dedication will be held at 2 p.m.

Green Card honored at 14 stores

The Hanover Green Card, which gives students a declining balance account to use at local restaurants, had a successful Fall term and now serves 14 area businesses. "The card is doing better than I ever imagined and it's continuing to grow," said Mitch Jacobs '94, founder and owner of the company. Jacobs founded the card at the beginning of Fall term because he said he felt students would be more willing to spend money at local restaurants than at Dining Services facilities if there was an easy, cashless method. In the last few weeks, the Hanover Green Card added Foodee's Pizza, Co-op Food Store, Co-op Service Station, Chez Francoise, and Subway to the list of Hanover establishments accepting the card. Other Hanover establishments accepting the Green Card include EBA's, Videostop, Panda House Delivery and 5 Olde Nugget Alley. Students with the card put money into an account operated by Hanover Green Card, Inc. The money in this account can then be used at participating restaurants similar to the declining balance system of Dining Services. To begin using the card, students must pay $235: $75 deposit, an initial declining balance of $150 and a $10 per term fee. In the first week of Winter term, the Hanover Green Card has accepted more than 50 new student applications. "The businesses and the students are happy with the service," Jacobs said.

Hillel plans stall

Plans for a new Jewish student center have been temporarily stalled because the architectural proposals exceed the cost and size specifications requested by the College and Hillel, the Jewish students' organization. "The plans are simply too large and over budget," said George Hathorn, associate director of facilities planning and the College's resident architect. The Center for Jewish Life at Dartmouth, which will be located north of Delta Delta Delta sorority house, will provide Hillel more room than its current location on Summer Street. Plans for the new center include a worship and dining area for 200 people.

'97s select class president

Pamela Saunders, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was elected president of the Class of 1997 at a Freshman Council meeting Wednesday night. She said her first effort will be to increase safety at the homecoming bonfire by asking members of the freshman class to promise they will not drink on Dartmouth Night. Matt Shafer, of Oneida, N.Y., was elected freshman vice president. Other '97 officers are Secretary Sean Cunningham, Treasurer Jason Casell and Student Assembly representatives Monu Bedi, Paul Pfeiffer, Geoffrey Garinger, Jennifer Guy, Rob Rogers and David Avila. During a brief speech before the vote, Saunders told the Council she is a "no-nonsense girl who will try to keep meetings under an hour." She cited her experience as senior class vice president at Brooklyn Technical High School and her work as president of other school organizations as qualifications for the presidency. "I really enjoyed Student Council, and I work really well with people," she said. Saunders said her first priority will be to "make the Homecoming bonfire safe by having the freshman take a pledge to be alcohol free." According to Andrea Darling '94, the Freshman Office Intern who advises the Council, Saunders's main responsibilities as president will be to run Council meetings and serve as a liaison between the '97 class and Dean of Freshman Peter Goldsmith .

Kunin endorses Clinton's Goals 2000

Deputy Secretary of Education Madeleine Kunin said in a speech Friday that the American education system has serious problems but President Bill Clinton's "Goals 2000 Education America" plan could help solve them. Kunin gave her speech, titled "Fixing American Education: The Clinton Plan," to about 150 people at the Rockefeller Social Sciences Center. Kunin, a former governor of Vermont, said she endorsed Clinton's plan that includes voluntary national testing standards in education and national curriculum standards. But after the speech, Education Professor Faith Dunne said Kunin offered no specifics and Clinton's plan is "still in the formative stages." Dunne, the former head of the College's education department, said she believes the Clinton administration "is working towards a coherent plan or strategy," but has not yet fully developed one. In her speech, Kunin said the major problems in educating young Americans are violence in inner-city areas, lack of parental involvement and the changing definition of education in an increasingly technological world. "Education reform must address quality of education and social problems such as poverty that influence the classroom," she said. Kunin said the Safe Schools Act, which grants federal funds for security improvements in schools, and Head Start, a program that provides inner city youths with subsidized pre-schooling, are partial solutions to some of those problems. Student panelists questioned Kunin after her speech about the voucher system, which would give each primary and secondary school student a credit that could be used at any public or private school. The voucher system, which is now on the ballot in California, is "dangerous," Kunin said.

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