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The Villanovan, Vol. 45. No. 2, April 23, 1969.
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The Villanovan, Vol. 45. No. 2, April 23, 1969.
6 May 2019
Villanova, Pa. : Published by the students of Villanova University, 1953- .
Villanova Digital Collection
Previn, Andre, 1929-
Higginbotham, A. Leon (Aloyisus Leon), 1928-
Black Students League
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‘4 =p a ae a=. VILDLANOVAN “CWAM ITI” Vol, 45, No. 2 UpAgainst theWelsh, Mothers and Fathers Dear-Villanova Parent; With a great deal of regret I must inform you that the Board of Trustees of the University have reluctantly voted an increase of $100 per semester in undergraduate tuition and, for resident students, an increase of $100 per semester in room and board charges, effective in September 1969, My regret is deepened by the relative shortness of notice, but this is unavoidable. The project budget for the next fiscal year carries an operating deficit at the present time in excess of one million dollars, We hope to trim this before the beginning of the fiscal year on June 1, Some expenses are fixed, of course, and cannot be reduced. _Others which represent desirable but not essential - items can be either reduced, or, if necessary, elim- inated, We shall bend every effort to insure that the changes will not have a deleterious effect on our academic programs, . ~ The latest figures available to me (taking into account the increases listed above) list total income from undergraduates as $9,352,700 and total expenses for undergraduate education as $10,678,000, Instruc- tional salaries plus fringe benefits increase from this year’s $3,598,950 to $4,349,089 projected for next year, Academic capital expenditures increase from this year’s $208,500 to a projected $389,637.” Expenses in resident halls and dining halls will increase from $1,403,616 to a minimum of $1,497,429. During the summer months we shall make whatever renovations possible in order to provide study and lounge areas in dormitories which currently lack them, expand recreational facilities as much as is feasible within the framework of straitened financial resources, and plan for future improvements in these areas, . Undoubtedly these are trying and difficult times for all of us, We must carnestly solicit your un- derstanding, your support and your cooperation, Sincerely yours, Rev. Robert J, Welsh, 0.5, A, President VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, VILLANOVA, PA. Previn to Conduct Houston Orchestra Villanova University will close its 1968-69 cultural affairs series on Monday, April 28, with the presentation of the Houston Sym- phony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn, The series is presented annually as a joint effort by the Student Government Association and the Villanova Arts Forum, and al- * though it is intended for the student body, it is also offered as a com- munity service, Eugene Ormandy and the Phila- delphia Orchestra opened the cur- rent calendar in September with a concert in the field house, and as the year progressed it saw such notables asthe Pennsylvania Ballet Company, Mantovani, Ferrante and Teicherand the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival, coordinated by Mr, Stan Kenton, The cultural series also presented a.group of outstanding lectures during the past two se- mesters, which will come to a close at the end of the semester the first week of May, although the official closing date of the University’ is May 25th, the date of commencement exercises, The Houston Symphony provides a fitting climax to an outstandin ar of concerts, and much of the credit will undoubtedly goto Andre Previn, whose skill in conducting be considered a major na ; ° | must GraduationS pedke rn) cs By GREG PIRMANN United States District Court Judge A, Leon Higginbotham, Jr. will deliver the main address for the Villanova University Com- mencement exercises on Monday, May 12th, at Civic Center (Con- vention Hall) in Philadelphia. The 3:00 p.m. exercises will mark the close of the University’s 126th year. The Very Rev. Edward L, Daley, Chairman of Villanova’s Board of Trustees, will preside. Judge Higginbotham will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Juridical Science during the after- noon ceremonies, which will be attended by more then 10,000 per- sons, Judge Higgenbotham is a resident of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife and three children. He attended public schools in Tren- ton, the city of his birth and grad- uated from Antioch College in 1949. He gained his LLB at the Yale School of Law in 1952. Judge Hig- genbotham has previously been honored by the North Carolina College at Durham and by wilber- force University wit} honorary Doctor of Law degrees. Judge Higginbotham was sworn in as a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 7, 1964, this being the youngest person to be appointed a Federal District Judge within the last 30 years. Previous to this he had been private practice in Philadelphia rom 1954 to 1962, He was ap~ pointed to the Federal Trade Com- » (Continued on page 8) conductors - including Leopold Stowkowski, Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Malcolm Sargent, and Sir John Barbirolli, and has added a new dimension to the orchestra. Hehas conducted the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Symphonies, as well as the major orchestras in Europe. His direction of the Houston Symphony in the close of the Vill- anova cultural affairs calendar should prove to be a highlight of the series, The concert 1s open to the public, and tickets will be on sale at the door, Congratulations to the Fedigan Free TRUTH SQUAD for Demonstrating Once Again That the Truth Hurts el SENIORS ~ Be sure to get your $35 breakage fee from the Business Office after graduation. They've already robbed you of enough money. Time Has Come Harvard Today (LNS) Dramatic. action took place at Harvard University, where students taking part in a sit-in were violently ousted from the main administration building. Police arrested some 200 students and brutally zens. The sit-in began at noon April 9, when SDS-led students, demanding that ROTC be totally eliminated from Harvard, led nine deans out of University Hall and took over. Before dawn, the cops came, and by the next morning, some 1200 students announced a strike in sympathy with the original demands and in opposition to the police brutality, What’s old hat for some of us is new to the Cambridgtans, Columbia (LNS) Columbia University SDS shot ‘the opening gun” of its spring anti- militarism and anti-racism offensive on March 25, with a one-day show-of-strength strike, . The strike was 80% effective in Hamilton Hall, the main classroom building for Columbia College, and about 50 % effective elsewhere, Students picketed in front of buildings chanting, ‘‘On strike, shut it down!’? -- an echo from S,F, State. Queens (LNS) At New York’s Queens College, about 500 students held a sit- in to press for the reinstatements of three SDS members suspended for their part in campus demonstrations. The demonstrators went home for spring vacation promising to return when school begins again, Stu- dents at Pratt Institute, alsoinNew York, called for a bigger enrollment for blacks and for a halt to the school’s property-grabbing expansion. Stanford (CPS)--At colleges and universities across the country last week, protests centered around the issues of the schools’ relations with the military and their disciplinary action against student demonstrators, ‘At Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif, more than 400 students seized the school’s Applied Electronics Building, in which most of the Stanford Research Institute’s classified research work 1s done, ~The sit-in began late Wednesday (April 9), after a mass meeting of 900 students (known as the April 3 Coalition, after the date their demands were first issued), voted to take the building in protest of the university’s tles with the Institute, The demonstrators demanded that SRI come under closer control of the university, that it cease all chemical and biological warfare research, and that the Stanford board of trustees consider these demands by April 21. Chicago (CPS)--Militant students at the University of Chicago, outraged over the expulsion of 42 students as a result of the February sit-in there, have conducted a partial strike for two days, and may extend it to the entire campus, . Groups of students Jeafletted and picketed Wednesday and Thursday outside Cobb Hall, the school’s main general classroom building, Ob- servers said the strike was successful. - . The students have presented a set of four demands to Chicago Presi- dent Edward Levi, Central is the demand for reversal of administrative disciplinary action against participants in the occupation of the univer- sity’s administration building for nearly two weeks, A faculty discip- linary committee, whose legitimacy has been challenged by students, has expelled 42 of the students and suspended 81 others, Other demands include an end to university construction in ghetto areas around the campus, establishment of a free day-care center for children of faculty and students, and opening of all campus facilities to community residents, . - The students (who meet en masse every day to vote on tactics, as they did during the earlier protest), said if their demands were not met by the weekend they would call a general strike of all classroom buildings. Kent State . (CPS)--An Asian Affairs Conference at Kent State University in Ohio has been threatened with disruption by SDS members, The chapter had its charter revoked last week after a demonstration against ROTC, ars, (CPS)--Rutgers University students on the Newark, N.J., campus have planned a strike to dramatize their demand for additional funds for operation of the school. Alabama State (CPS)--The campus of Alabama State College in Montgomery was back to normal operations by last weekend, after the campus was closed most of the week, Closure was ordered by college president Levi Watkins after students took over two campus buildings, The protest was triggered in mid-March by the firing of a black efvil Tights and political activist, Alvin Holmes, from the college’s adminis- trative staff because of pressure trom the state capital, Students at the predominantly black school (enrollment 2100) repeated- ly requested meetings and an explanation about the dismissal, The requests escalated into demands; on one occasion earlier in the month, 1000 students marched to the administration building, only to be locked out, Last week they took over the dining hall and student union, Twenty demands were presented to Watkins, and his answers were unacceptable to the students, They announced aclass boycott, which was to end last Monday (April 7), if the demands were met. Watkins retaliated by closing the campus, (Continued on page 10) eo