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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Fred Wood died at home on September 22, 1967 at the age of 66. He was president of the West Chester State College Alumni Association from 1959-1961 and a member of the board of trustees from 1939 to 1944. He was reappointed to the board of trustees in 1964 by Governor William Schaefer. He attended West Chester State Teachers College and lived in West Chester for 50 years. He was also the author of a book "Roosevelt as We Knew Him."
After senior women complained about the curfew in campus dormitories, WSCS created off-campus housing on Dean Street for 54 senior women. In order to participate, a student had to be at least 21 years old, in "good academic standing," and not "have any overt social charges against her." House rules included no alcohol, no male guests, and a sign-out policy monitored by one of the residents who sat at a desk by the entrance each evening. The new housing option was authorized by Dean of Women Bernice Bernatz. Other people who provided input included Assistant Dean Carolyn Spiese, Ann Eshleman (an advisor in the senior house), and Jan Springer (chairlady of the committee that created the proposal). The house's staff will consist of two resident assistants (one named Carol Molineaux) and two graduate students.
Ramsay Hall will be dedicated on October 26, 1967.
West Chester State College plans to add 300 additional students for the 1968-1969 school year without providing any additional on-campus housing. The author lists a number of options for accommodating the additional students and argues in favor of "expand the off-campus housing program which, the administration states, `has been, and continues to be, an undesirable practice.' The author observed "it is true that off- campus housing does nothing for campus unity or general convenience. The author rejected four other options including allowing everyone to rent off-campus (currently, one must be 21 or older to do that), make sure that the 300 new students are all commuters (parking is too limited), make every student who lives within 20 miles of campus commute, and make all juniors and seniors live off-campus.
S. H. Burger, the head of "the security police" at West Chester State College handed out 110 tickets for parking violations in September. There policy was to issue "courtesy violations" (up to five per car) during the first week of the semester. The cost of a ticket is $1, which doubles if unpaid after two weeks. After three weeks, West Chester State College suspended the student's driving and parking privileges. The parking area at the corner of New and Church Street was removed to allow the construction of a new building, but additional parking was created at the corner of Church and Sharpless Streets opposite McCarthy Hall, and behind the dining hall.
At a meeting on October 31, a task force passed on its amendment to the Assistant Dean of Students Ronald Gottshall.
Ronald Gotshall was the sponsor of the first national fraternity on the West Chester State College campus. The president was William Walters, the vice-president was Robert Finly, and the treasurer was Brian Paster. They had 30 pledges.
This is an anti-marijuana article that includes some quotations typical of the era, such as "Does your roommate wrap himself in a sheet, assume a lotus position on the floor, and start smoking marijuana through a Turkish water pipe to the strains of Ravi Shankar?" and "Some people have a tendency to flip out or lose all contact with their environment. It is during this period that many of the murders, suicides and assaults connected with marijuana occur."
A female student complained that despite an all-day snow storm, Dean of Women Bernice B. still prohibited women from wearing slacks to the dining hall.
This is a list of West Chester businesses that offer discounts to students with ID cards. They include: W. T. Grants, F. W. Woolworths, Benson's Inc., Click Shoe Store, Briggs Sports Shop, Parkway Cleaners, Orthopedic Shoe Services, Cleo's Restaurant (corner of Gay & High), Vosburgh's (5 N. Church), Willards', Roberts', Joe Eakmann's Outfitters, West Chester Hardware Company, Jake Shur & Sons Army & Navy, The Mansion House Hotel, Thatcher's Pharmacy, Odin's Shoes, Lynwood's Men's Shop, Joe Cialini Smoke Shop, Village FLower Shop, Baldwin Electric Shop, Cee & Ess Stores, John T. Bennett Optician, Lindsay's Western Auto, Rothwell's Office Supply, Warner Theatre, Michael's Hair Stylists, John's Hairstyling Salon, Himelwright's Cleaners (21 S. Church St.), On-Time Cleaners, Goldberg's Furniture, Camera Craft Shops, Yearsley & Sons, Ark Pharmacy (Gay & High).
After Millersville State College president Robert Christie resigned last month, Slippery Rock State College president Robert S. Carter announced his resignation, citing problems with the Board of Trustees which supports the "status quo" and thereby maintains "mediocrity."
This article by two male staffers purports to explain the behavior of female students at West Chester State College. It is misogynistic, and includes cartoons and photos.
This article explains the new federal lottery for military conscription.
A poll of West Chester State College students showed that they favored Richard Nixon over Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 presidential election.
Last week, Cheyney State College reopened after student demonstrations closed it for six days when administrators tried to expel a male student "living in a dormitory without authority."
The new West Chester State College enrollment plan calls for 12,500 students by 1985. They also plan to construct 16 new buildings including a new Farrell football stadium to accomodate 18,000 spectators.
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George A. Connelly of Mt. Airy, age 33 with a wife and five children, was found bound and stabbed to death. He was a former Philadelphia public school substitute teacher who worked as a driver for Yellow Cab and attended West Chester State College.
Ken Gluckman and Bob Moskowitz circulated a petition in support of opposite-sex visitation rights in dormitory and off- campus housing.
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