Notes on articles from the
by Jim Jones
West Chester University was known as West Chester State College from 1960 to 1982, and the student newspaper was called the Quad Angles (later shortened to The Quad in 1967). This file contains notes on some of the articles that were published in the student enwspaper during the school year.
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"On October 27, Thomas Williams, head of guidance counseling at West Chester State College" lectured on LSD and its effects. "Dr. Williams pointed out that there are no real advantages to the uncontrolled use of LSD. The drug provides only a momentary escape for those who cannot face life realistically."
The West Chester State College chapter of the NAACP invited speakers from Philadelphia for a panel on "Black Power."
This editorial calls for an end to curfews for on-campus students and open visitation by males to women's dormitories.
The West Chester State College Alumni Association expressed its objection to the plan to name the new student center after former Pennsylvania governor David L. Lawrence because he had no affiliation to the school. The article also says that if West Chester Borough Council agrees, off-street parking will be made available next year at College Avenue, Norfolk Avenue, New & Sharpless Streets, and on the tennis courts. The last part is not clear, but the article seems to say that West Chester State College currently needs 1003 spaces and has 1029 spaces available.
The proposed dress code has been submitted to Dean of Men Killinger for approval, but if he rejects it, they will submit it to the student government (IGA) for approval. The proposed code forbids jeans, T-shirts and "bizarre haircuts" in the classroom and requires all students to wear socks. Although those items are permitted under "casual dress," these are not--flipflops, shower shoes or bare feet; short-shorts, plain white T-shirts, sleeveless shirts and nude upper torso.
A group calling themselves "Student Committee for Review of Academic Policies" (SCRAP) has organized to protest the suspension of a West Chester State College student named John Whiting. Whiting, a 22 year old student, was suspended for a "bizarre haircut."
Mr. Voge was a student who also owned his own house near the college. [JJ: He was what we now call a "returning adult student" who was active in Borough politics. He ran for Borough Council in 1968 and lost. See CCHS clippings file.] He lamented the "warehousing" of cars that parked in his neighborhood and never moved, and explained that students were required to register their cars and park them on campus, but many do not. He referred to the problem area as that bounded by Walnut, Rosedale, Price and New Streets.
The editors of the Quad protested the decision by Dean of Academic Affairs, Arnold Fletcher, to force the annual arts festival off campus because of a policy that forbids controversial speakers from appearing on campus. The controversy was due to a planned panel discussion that included opponents of the Vietnam War.
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