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DIS/c Force posses education proposal 13—]

By Chris Campbell

.‘la‘a‘la'rilnr Iii/norm] Editor

FRANKFURT —~ Kay .1 li'Cleuney: “H 'i' don ‘r have ii
rose trhere the i'imimuniljy colleges have rhi‘it'ei/ under the
control ofa inure/yin. "

Sen. David lVi’I/iumr: “I! hum ‘r worked hm that
dam) 'r mum It could" 'r. "

.l/li‘Clcimey: “Ifir could, the” :rhy himi'i it?"

The debate over the fate of the community col—
leges could not be explained any easier than the corti-
ments given at the meeting of Gov. Paul Patton‘s
education task force yesterday.

Two days of meetings, which included tnuch dis-
cussion and debate over higher education reform in
Kentucky, culiniinated into a 13—1 vote for Patton‘s

Legislators from around the state gathered with
members of the governor's Task Force on Postsec-
ondary Education to review information submitted to
the committee in preparation for the May 5 special
session of the General Assembly.

Aims .\chuinness, consultant to the Task Force,

was first on the hot seat to give his opinions .iiid

“There's a dramatic difference in mission,"
McGuinness said. "The institutions are not in touch
with the communities. 'l‘oday, if you look at mission
statements, they are in line with what they should be
doing, btit it is only a fraction of what they shotild be

“'hile tiiuch ofthe morning session was spent on
.\1cGuinness' argument for separating the communi-
ty colleges, it wasn‘t until .\lc(llenney, vice president
ofthe Education Commission ofthe States. took the
microphone that the debate became heated.

“Community colleges in Kentucky are but a shad—
ow of what they could be if they were separately and
differently governed." she said.

McClenney pointed out four popular concerns
about the transition from UK governance to the l’at—
ton adininistratiim's establishment of the Kentucky
Community and Technical College System

Issues included quality suffering because of a sepa.
rate new board running the colleges and tech schools,
accreditation, community colleges becoming techni-

cal institutions and the harming; of the students
because ofproposed changes. i

.\1cClenney dismissed all the concerns. saying that
UK should, “do what the universities do best, some?
thing that does not include running the community
colleges. The transition should be seamless and invisi—

There is no rational basis to \.l\‘ that the le\cl of
education would decline." 1

Patton \oiced his approval of separating the col
Ieges. agreeing that both the community colleges and
tech schools would be better off under a different

"I personally think these entities would be better
off under independent control and 1 think the [an
versity would be better off as w ell," the governor said.

McClenney faced opposition from legislators .ind
Task Force members who questioned funding. .K‘L’t's
sibility and misinformation given to the general pub

Rep. (ircg Stuinbo, Democrat and Majority Floor

Leader of l’restonsburg, was the most outspoken of

the members. who exchanged blows with .\lt(ilenney
over the importance of the community colleges and
L'K's role iii them.

“Community colleges “'1” ha\e a tone. which they

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C ommzmi ry college
students speak out

By Chris Campbell

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l'jl{.\.\'Kl"( ll\'l If the opinions of students
are at the core when making the dct ision about tlit'
community college go\crn.iucc, no one can say
they haven’t been heard. I

During the 'liask‘ force on l’ostsccondary l' du
cation's meeting 'l'iiesday. repi'cscutaim-s from
()“L'H‘xlioi'o. l‘ili/..ibethto\\n, lla/aid and flop
kinsville (itilllllilllllly (iollcgcs shared litt'it \lt'\\ s
on the future of higher education and \\ h u l'ls's

One problem for the legislators whoiii do \oii

l‘lcn Carr. chancellor of the L l\ (.omnixinny
(iollcges, brought three students on his behalf in
opposition to the gowruork plan

" lbis is truly a great and iiioincntnus Ll.|\.“

st STUDENTS , i» 2



By Kathy Reding
Mara Editor

“And the award goes to...."

These words echoed from the
Student Center Grand Ballroom
multiple times last night as stu-
dents were honored for achieve-
ments earned during the past aca—
demic year.

“This program is always one of
the highlights of the academic
year at UK,” saidJoe Burch, vice
president for University Rela-
tions, who presided over the cere—

The finalists for the Otis A.
. Singletary Award for outstanding
. senior male and female were
David Johnson, political science,
Nancy Humphrey, political sci-
ence, Alan Aja, communication
and sociology, and Wendy
Hyland, political science.

Hyland, this year's Student
Government Executive Director
for Academic Affairs, and Aja, the
SGA president, were the recipi—
ents of the $1,000 award estab—
lished in 1978.

“\\'e very much a )preciate the
contribution you all have made to
the University of Kentucky,"
Burch told the finalists.

The award, along with those
for outstanding freshman, sopho-
more and junior, were sponsored
by the Student Activities Board.

Rachel Bomberger, a nursing
major, received the Outstanding



lllt rewards
top achievers

Freshman Award. Engineering
sophomore Kimberly Glenn won
for her class, and Alihza Rice, a
chemical engineering major. was
the junior winner.

Additionally, four seniors were
awarded $10,000 Singletary fel-
lowships for graduate and profes-
sional study, including Colleen
Frazer who will pursue graduate
studies in materials science, Heath
Lovell who will begin his master's
degree in electrical engineering
andJacqueiline “right and Callie
Owen, both of which plan to
attend the UK College of Law.

For outstanding service, John
Young, a member of Alpha Phi
Omega service fraternity who led
students on a trip to Eastern Ken-
tucky during spring break to make
housing repairs, received the Van
Meter Service Award from the
Office of Student Activities.

“It is you who are enhancing
the reputation of this University
for students who have yet to
enroll,” Burch told all the recipi—

Earlier yesterday the UK
Alumni Association honored six
professors at its 1997 Great
Teachers luncheon.

Three of the six honorees are
from the Lexington Campus and
three teach in the Community
College System. All notninees for
the award come from students;
winners receive $1,000. From the
Lexington Campus, the recipients




IIII IEPIIII HayneIJohmon, a Washington Port reporter and
author, learned hm night on ‘America and the Crisi: of Change. ‘






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are Susan De Carvalho, Alan
DeSantis and Clayton Paul.

De Carvalho, a UK professor
since 1989, became the director of
graduate studies for the Spanish
and Italian departments this past

fall. She also founded the ['K
Spanish Club.

l)eSantis has been an assistant
professor in ciuniuunication.

“ln every class that we have
taken from him. he iic\ er lets us

forget the importance of tolerance
and understanding in our multi~
cultural world." wrote a student
who nominated DeSantis.

“Dr. Paul has a courteous .ind
respectful manner that makes cm.

dents feel at ease," stated a noun
nation for Paul. a professor in
electrical cngincciing and the
department's dirci toi of graduate
studies. llc has taught at l K for

I‘- vea rs.


Veteran I‘BIJOI‘tGI‘ (1180118888 ‘CI‘lSlS'

By Mat Herron

Features Editor

Haynes Johnson has reported on three
things in his 40—year journalism career.

Everything, anything and all ofthe above.

With 11 books, three national best sellers, a
Pulitzer Prize and regular appearances on
“Washington Week in Review" and “The
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," the son of
Pulitzer winner and New York Sun reporter
Malcolm Johnson came to the \Vashington
Post in 1969, and has since lent his byline to
almost every major news event in the last four

Lecturing at the (his A. Singletary Center
for the Arts last night for the 16th annual UK
Edward F. Pritchard Lecture, Johnson dis—
cussed the “crisis of chan e” occurring in
America today, a time he saidgcould be the best
for the United States.

“1 call (the lecture) ‘America and the Crisis
of Change'” said Johnson in an interview
before the event.

“And by that I mean we are in this extraor-
dinarily paradoxical condition where we find
ourselves with virtually no enemies, no chal-
lenges of anything like that la‘st 60, 70 years,
stron r in almost ever' possible way —— we
are stfile the exemplar of t e world."

But even \\ ith the country's status as a world
superpower,Johnson said, doubt emerges as to
its purpose, and the political system faces a
formidable challenge not seen since the Civil

“In a peculiar way, \‘l'orld \Var 11, the Great
Depression, the Cold \Var gave America a
sense of unity and purpose, identifiable ene~
tnies even ifthcy weren't really the enemies,"
he said.

“All that's gone."

On campaign spending, Johnson said the
system desperately needs reform and pointed
to the cost of the 1996 presidential and con--
gressional elections — “Two billion to re-elect
95 percent of the Congress."

But the money scandals apply not only to
campaigns but also to health care and the
politica system in general.

Changing the system, he said, falls on the
backs of voters.

“In politics, those with the most money get
what they want,” he said.

“They are not just the Clinton scandals or
the White House scandals, they’re endemic.
It's awash in money and the raising of money,
and being bought by money."

An author many books — Sleep-walking
Through Hinory, The Bay a Pig: and recently
The System, published last ay and co-written


with famous Post political rcportei and analyst
David Broder ——Johnson said writing books
brings greater rewards in the future

“l'm always touched, as any writer would
be. when you go around and people say, ”I
loved The [3’in o/jl’iga '," Johnson said. “People
mention 'lhi'l/indmg, which was 10 _\t'.lrs ago."

He exalts the “camaraderie" of the news
room, though. whereas in non-I w riting, “you
are essentially a loner."

And journalism. he said, is essentially jourr
nalism, no prefixes and lofty ambitions

“I would shun these labels of things.
There's no ‘new‘ journalism. Good writing is
good writing," said Johnson, quoting James
Reston of the New York Times: The trouble
with journalism is you‘re in danger of making
the deadline but missing the point."

Mary Russell, the press secretary for
Louisville Mayochrry Abramson who worked
at the Post the same time as Johnson,
described him as “one of the most sensitive
reporters and writers of his age."

Russell, who with Johnson covered pri—
maries and election campaigns in [968 and
1972, said his reporting looked at the “human
condition the good points and bad points.

“He tried to understand what was happen-
ing and where all sides were coming from.”







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major importance to her personally.
“Twenty-five percent of the students at
HCC are minority,” said White, a business
technolo major. “These students would not
go to col ege if it were not for the University

Dalmis also said the threat of teachers leav-
ing their jobs because the system changes
should not be of concern.

“I believe they are there because of their
love for teaching, not because they’re part of


White submitted an HCC student
poll to the Task Force, which showed
zero percent su port for the gover-

of Kentucky affiliation.”



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