Framingham State University - Dial Yearbook (Framingham, MA)

 - Class of 1978

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Fire More than 300 students of Larned Hall were evacuated early one February morn- ing when a fire reportedly caused by an electrical appliance, occured on the north side of the sixth floor. Norman Maclntosh, RA, discovered the blaze at 1:10 a.m. while investigating the blackout of his television. Macintosh saw smoke coming out from under the door of Room 630, where the fire started, and im- mediately alerted the two residents of the room who were asleep. The Framingham Fire Department re- sponded at once and extinguished the blaze within one half hour according to a Fire Department spokesman. College Administrators and Fire Depart- ment officials have not been able to esti- mate the exact amount of damage, but a precise figure was to be released. Students living on the north side of the sixth floor were unable to return to their rooms after the fire because of excessive smoke damage, and were housed in friend's rooms or empty rooms in Larned Hall. Ms. julie Clavin, director of Residence Life, stated that a number of fire safety regu- lations were violated. Food Poisoning On Friday November, 4, a number of Framingham State College students became ill on what was suspected to be food served in the Student Center Cafeteria. Approximately 200 students were taken to the infirmary and released. Twenty stu- dents were taken to the Framingham Union Hospital and released. According to a ques- tionairre sent out by Assistant Dean of Stu- dents, Wendy Noyes, 391 students reported they got ill. At the time it was not known what was the cause of the sickness. State and local health officials and an inspector from the Con- tagious Disease Division of the Massachu- setts Department of Public Health, were brought in to investigate. They immediately shut-down the cafeteria but upon complet- ing their inspection they found the cafeteria in order, with no sanitation violations. ,sv My , . gf. 'V ww" . . ,fl .s f On November 17, the Gatepost reported that the college physician, Doctor Robert Sumner believed the illness to have been caused by toxins from staphyloccus ingested with food. In a report released on February 2, 1978 from George Waterman, M.D., the Assistant Director, Division of Communi- cable and Veneral Diseases, for the Com- monwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Dr. Waterman stated: Be- cause staphylococcus, phase type 6f47f 54f75 was isolated from a burn on the hand of one of the foodhandlers, and because of the clinical findings, of those who were ill, he fully agreed with Dr. Sumner's find- ings. He went on to state that it is entirely possible to have only a relatively small of the food contaminated, and have no pathogenic organisms isolated from the food samples examined.

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SN? , SQ' Lg -T x. Mini Course The Mini Course Program was developed to facilitate small groups in which people could share leisure time, interests, skills and hobbies outside of the classroom. It was also an excellent opportunity for commuters to become directly involved in campus social life. The courses were open to all students at minimal or no cost with an additional S2 per course charge for non-students. Funding for this program was made pos- sible through a portion of the College Cen- ter Trust Fund Budget entitled Life Skill Workshops. The Mini Course Program was developed through the Student Activities office in conjunction with the Special Programs Committee of The Student Union Board. l l l I l K' i r TTT f 5 V ,rut 5 Q- rn' 5- - Hg,



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Baird Affair Speaking for the administration, Dr. D. justin McCarthy, FSC president, denied charges the administration made any efforts to block abor- tion rights advocate Bill Baird from speaking at the college. The charges were made prior to Baird's lec- ture April 10 by Roland Van Liew, former SUB member. Van Liew charged the administration made two efforts to block Baird from speaking pre- viously and made a third attempt this time to stop him from speaking in addition to telling Baird the reason he could not appear at FSC was that a room was not available at the college. Van Liew also charged the public was barred from a lecture for the first time since he was on SUB, and South Middlesex News was allowed to attend only after strong pressure to let them. Van Liew told the South Middlesex News that FSC is "a state-supported college, supported by public funds," and that "they have no right to keep the public out." Pres. McCarthy responded by saying they have every right to keep the public out from an activity paid for by FSC students if allowing the public in threatens the possibility of FSC students attending and that Baird was brought to the campus by FSC students funds and not public funds. Assistant Dean of Student Activities Susan Siegal, had been named as the main person in- volved in the Bill Baird affair by Roland Van Liew. Van Liew said that Dean Siegal told him Baird could not speak at FSC because he was Bill Baird, and that she requested him to call Baird and tell him that a room was not available. Dean Siegal said that she opposed Baird speak- ing at FSC because she felt he would have an ad- verse effect on the college community. She felt she had to think of the college as a whole and that some people might have been offended by Baird's appearance. The signifance of the charges and answers in the Baird affair, Van Liew stated, was that the ad- ministration found out they cannot tell students who they could have speak and who they could not have, because if they do the students will use their student government and lawyer to make sure their rights are kept up. Damage Fee FSC Student Government Association President Patricia Coulter, charged the col- lege of misusing the damage fee account. The damage fee account is composed of the 51350 damage security deposit each dor- mitority student pays yearly. Ms. Coulter said "It appears that funds in I the account are being carried forward from one year to the next, students are not re- ceiving interest on their deposits and the account has been used for 524,000 loan to - the dormitiory authority account, which pays the salaries of maintenance personnel." The college claims 517,692 were used for I repairs since September." Barry Walker, SGA attorney, said "In ef- fect it appears to us the damage account has been treated as some kind of excess ac- I count from which disbursements can be made willy-nilly to finance other obliga- tions." Frank Haley, director of fiscal affairs, said, "The Board of Trustees gives us the author- ' ity to carry funds forwarded from one year I to the next, and added, "It is done this way at all state colleges." X ,lqw A gggwg g '

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