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Page 4 text:
Mary Zimnik, Editor
THE SCENARIO: Eckerd College, some AuTumn Ternu
A wealThy, male freshman arrives on campus and is
greeTed aT regisTraTion by upperclassmen, sTaff,
faculfy, and whaTever. He's made To feel very
welcome, very happy, desplTe The facT ThaT he's so
far away from home. He seTTles inTo his dorm room
and aTTends his flrsT col lege class. He's very ex-
ciTed. He likes his classmaTes and hls menTor. He
breezes Through his class. HBoy, ls This easy,n he
Thinks. There is a lcT of discussion. Usual ly one
can bul lshlT Through IT even if The reading isn'T
done. BuT, Then The professor asks The freshman To
wrlTe an essay on The class subjecT Thusfar. The
freshman Turns ln his paper and receives lT back The
nexT day -- F. He's glven The chance To Try again --
F. He geTs a D for his final grade in AuTumn Term
He was superior in class discussion
So, whaT's This guy's problem?
ls he lazy? ls he spoiled? ls he sTupid?
No, This guy has a special problem. BuT, no one
He barely makes lT Through his freshman and
sophomore years wiTh an equal share of D's and F's.
He's superior in discussion.
Then ln The second semesTer his junior year, The
ls cracked and one more F means you're ouT.
So, he's ouT.
This freshman, so happy, so welcome rode Through
almosT Three years of college. BuT, now hels gone --
soon To be forgoTTen by Eckerd
STill no one nofices his problem.
So, whaT is his problem?
This young man is dyslecTic. iDyslexia ls an
lnborn condifion ThaT limiTs abiliTy To process re-
ceived informaTion inTo language. More commonly a
dyslecTic is known To reverse leTTers and numbers and
even leave ouT whole phrases. A dyslecTic may under-
sTand someThing by ear, buT may noT be able To com-
prehend Through reading or copy The same Through
wriTing. Dyslexia isn'T rare. IT effecTs 10- 121
of The U.S. popul aTlon.J
This young man is dyslecTic and he jusT spenT
iexcuse me, hls parenTs jusT spenT, wlTh cash? almosT
Three years facing one failure afTer anoThen
Now hls parenTs are angry because he failed.
So, why did he ever Try college? WhaT could he
possibly have hoped To gain? Surely dyslexia ls
someThing ThaT handicaps someone To such an exTenT
ThaT They would never survive in college. AfTer all,
dyslexia ls noT curable.
AcTually, he's excepTlonally lnTelliqenT. BUT,
his lnTeIligence is Trapped inside hls mind as if iT
were bound in a cage. whaf is Trapping his mind is
someThing ouT of his conTrol. Now, all he's lefT
wiTh is an incredible frusTraTion and lnsecuriTy
abouT his own abiliTies.
So, There you have iT. The perfecT reason why
This young man should noT aTTend a college. Why, iT
will evenTually eiTher drive him ouT Through failure
or drive him crazy.
You see, college isn'T a place for anyone whose
noT normal. If you have a learning dlsablliTy, you
don'T belong in college.
There's no reason why Eckerd cannoT help The
many people wiTh learning dlsabiliTies ThaT walk
Through iTs doors, even lf lTs jusT direcTing To a
nearby dyslecTic insTiTuTe.
There's no excuse for a small lnsTlTuTion To
permiT such negligence. ThaT young male wenT Through
hell because hls mind was Trapped by his learning
dlsablliTy and all he could accomplish was failure
And now he can'T come back because The sysfem
makes no room for failures, deserving or noT. He's
been driven ouT of ThaT sysTem because he could noT
operaTe in IT under Nnormaln sTandards.
BuT, noT only was The sysTem desTlned To run
againsT him, his own lack of confidence ln hls
abiliTies and The consTanT frusTraTion he's under
would bury him and evenTually he would give up.
So, if a dyslecTic finds his way Tc a college he
has Two choices. Gne, he will evenTually fail ouT
or, Two, he will give up.
ls This To be permiTTed To conTinue when The
answer To The problem is so simple?
Here's a possible soluTion:
FirsT, screen freshmen and Transfers Coming im
A severe case of dyslexia cannoT be impossible To
deTecT if The sTudenT knows ThaT The college ls
Trying To help.
Second, educaTe The faculfy abouT how To deal
wiTh dyslecTics. Dyslexia, in any of iTs many forms
is noT curable. However, lnformaTion can be drilled
inTo memory. lf noThing else, The faculTy could be
made aware of how To deTecT The suspicion of dyslexia
Then aT leasT direcT The STUGSPT To an insTlTuTe in
The area iTampai ThaT is special ly equipped To deal
wlTh This disease.
There are many famous, brlghT, and amblTlous
gygleqfigg in our risTQry: AgeTha ChrisTie, Thomas
Edison, Woodrow Wilson, and many more.
Do we have The righT, as an insTiTuTlon of
learning To Throw away a mind sTarving To learn?
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Eckerd COIIGQGS COlTII'TlUI'1lfV NGWSI'T13Q3Zil'1E
5 Letters f Kappaites revolt
9 Campus Politics X a new Constitution?
14 Scientific Avvarenessf the endangered mangroves
W marine mammal strandings
,S World Issues f Terrorism and the media
O Apartheid and its history
,1 Bl3Cl4S in Higher EClUC3'liOD!f3rQ they lgging ground
Magi Yearbook Section
19 Men of Eckerd nes, they are beautiful
59 Senior Section ffand more! I l
Page 5 text:
An lncrese ln The number of
cases of academlc dlshonesTy on
campus has come To The aTTenTlon
of The sTudenTs and professors.
There are several posslble
axplanaTlons for Thls problem, The
mosT llkely belng ThaT offenders
do noT feel ThaT academlc
dlshonesTy ls a serlous offense.
IT also appears ThaT some sTudenTs
who wlTness fellow sTudenTs
cheaTlng and 'geTTlng away ulTh
IT' feel Thay Too are enTlTled To
The easy grade.
ForTunaTely, Thls aTTlTude ls
noT shared by The campus
populaTlon aT large. BoTh sTudenTs
and faculTy are dlsTurbed by
academlc dlshonesTy.The argumenT
ThaT offenders are cheaTlng
Themselves ouT of a dlsTlncTlve
educaTlon does noT appear To deTer
The offenders. SomeThlng They
mlghT wanT To Thlnk abouT,
however, ls The prospecT of loslng
The respecT of Thelr peers and
professors. NoT only are sTudenTs
more wllllng To Turn ln Thelr
classmaTes for dlshonesTy, and
rlghTfully so, buT They are
becomlng lncreaslng 'Turned off'
by Thls Type of behavlor. Thls was
evldenT ln The wrlTlng of The
'Shared CommlTmenT'. For The
sTudenTs Involved ln deslgnlng
Thls honor code for The Eckerd
communlTy, academlc honesTy was
one of The Issues sTressed. These
sTudenTs felT ThaT The lmporTance
of honesTy ln The classroom could
noT be mlnlmlzed. Therefore, we
Too should be wllllng To ablde ln
order To malnTaln The feellng ThaT
Eckerd ls 'A Col lege of DlsTlnc-
Tlon' made up of sTudenTs of dls-
The Foreign and DomesTlc Teach-
ers OrganlzaTlon needs Teacher
appllcanTs ln all flelds from
KlndergarTen Through College To
flll over slx hundred Teachlng
vacancles boTh aT home and abroad
Slnce 1968, our organlzaTlon
has been flnding vacancles and
IocaTlng Teachers boTh ln forelgn
counTrles and ln al I flfTy sTaTes.
We possess hundreds of currenT
openlngs and have all The Informa-
Tlon as To scholarships, granTs,
The prlnclple problem wlTh
flrsT year Teachers ls HHEBE IQ
EJND IHE JQBSL
Slnce college newspapers are
always anxlous To flnd poslTlons
for Thelr graduaTlng Teachers
your paper may be lnTeresTed ln
your Teachers findlng employmenT
for The followlng year, and prlnT
our requesT for Teachers.
Our lnformaTlon is igeg and
comes aT an opporTune Tlme when
There are more Teachers Than
Should you wlsh addlTlonal ln-
formaTlon abouT our organlzaTlon,
you may wrlTe The NaTlonal Teach-
er's PIacemenT Agency, Unlversal
Teachers, Box 5231, PorTland,
We do noT promlse every grad-
uaTe ln The fleld of educaTlon a
deflnlTe poslTion, however, we do
promlse To provlde Them wlTh a
wlde range of hundreds of currenT
vacancy noTlces boTh aT home and
John P. McAndrew, PresldenT
Forelgn and DomesTic Teachers
To The EdlTor andfor sTaff of The
Esh isnaam Maniai.
There are a few Thlngs I would
llke To remark To you concerning
The recenT debuT of your newsleT-
Ter, of whlch you have apparenTly
made careful selecTlon as To who
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