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The Metropolitan is a weekly, student-run newspaper serving the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver since 1979.

Transcript of Volume 10, Issue 6 - Sept. 25, 1987

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    Reunion rekindles memories George White Reporter

    Before there was an A uraria Campus, there was an Auraria neighborhood. It was

    a special neighborhood, the kind where people kept their doors unlocked and thought of the people in the next house as family.

    The Auraria family had a reunion on Sept. 19, as the inth Street Park was transformed from a row of campus offices

    ,J.-. into the close neighborhood it had been 15 years ago.

    About 400 people came to the first Ninth Street reunion that Saturday afternoon. They came to see old friends and neighbors and to see what had become of the area

    1 they used to call home. Their neighborhood was stripped from them in 1972 to make room for the Auraria Campus, and many had not been back since they had moved out.

    "I know it was hard for many of them to come back," said Santos Blan, an accounting

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    When my friends and I graduated from high school, we all took part-time jobs to pay for college.

    They ended up in car washes and

    As soon as I finished Advanced Training, the Guard gave me a cash bonus of $2,000. Then, under the New GI Bill, I'm getting another $5,000 for tuition and books.

    Not to mention my monthly Army Guard paychecks. They'll add up to more than $11,000 over the six years I'm in the Guard ..

    And if I take out a college loan, the Guard will help me pay it back-up to $1,500 a year, plus interest.

    It all adds up to $18,000-or more -for college for just a little of my time. And that's a heck of a better deal than any car wash will give you. _ THE GUARD CAN HELP PUT YOU THROUGH COLLEGE, TOO. SEE YOUR LOCAL RECRUITER FOR DETAILS, CALL TOLL-FREE 800-638-7600;t= OR MAIL THIS COUPON.

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    Not me. My job takes just one Allrightsreserved. Weekend a month and tWO Weeks a year. r MAIL TO~~y National Guard, P.o-:S: 600~Clift~ NJ 07015 l Yet, I'm earning $18,000 for college.

    Because I joined my local Army National Guard.

    They're the people who help our state during emergencies like hurri-canes and floods. They're also an important part of our country's military defense.

    So, since I'm helping them do such an important job, they're helping me make it through school.

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  • 3 September 25, 1987 P l i

    ----NEWS----Early prof evaluations i"n question Shirley Roberts Reporter

    Probationary instructors - professors on the tenure track - at MSC face a bat-tery of evaluations from students and the Board of Trustees before they receive con-tracts for 1988-89, but the weight of the student evaluations may be minimal, said

    will begin in October, Barrozo said, and, in accordance with the policy in the hand-book, contracts will be written according to the results of the evaluations.

    Some faculty members questioned the validity of completing student evaluations so early in the term and raised several concerns:

    Will probationary instructors have an additional end-of-term evaluation? (The faculty handbook indicates not all evalua-tions will be done by the review date.) Barrozo said the evaluations for pro-

    bationary instructors will he completed before the instructors submit their accum-ulated dossiers for review.

    they've learned while they were in college. Mesa College received a CCHE grant

    for its assessment program, Barrozo said, . and the college has successfully ksted two freshman classes. By 1990, Mesa will test four freshman classes and one graduating class.

    Tobin Barrozo, provo~t and vice president of academic affairs.

    elf students know the teacher will read the evaluations before the end of the term, students may evaluate the instructor highly to avoid possible reprisal.

    If there is no adequate evaluation of instructors, the result will be across-the-board salary increases - or no increases at all, he said.

    Barrozo said Metro will need to have a program ready for the Boa~d of Trustees by spring semester.

    "MSC needs a general studies program that is committed to our evenhial college outcome assessment," he said.



    Addressing the F acuity Senate's biweekly meeting, Barrozo said, "Student evaluations are not weighted in such a substantial way as to affect the writing of (instructor's) contracts."

    The faculty handbook requires student perceptions of instructor effectiveness be accumulated to evaluate the ability of teachers, Barrozo said.

    Evaluations for probationary instructors


    Will student rights be protected if evaluations are completed at midterm?

    Will student anonymity be protected by not having signatures on the evaluation form?

    If evaluations are due so early, will stu dents have enough experience with the instructor to give fair evaluation of the instructor's abilities?

    Student Policy Council queries AHEC's actions

    Barrozo also said instrnctors will have an opportunity to review their evaluations before the documents are placed in the dossiers, and instructors will he able to argue the results of evaluations.

    The 400-plus part-time faculty will he included in the evaluation process, he said.

    Barrozo also addressed Metro's need to have an assessment of learning plan to present to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education by 1990 for their approval.

    An assessment of learning plan consists of pre- and post-testing (different versions of the same test) to determine how much

    The assessment is based on a student's first 60 credit honrs, an

  • September 25, 1987

    Bork appointment rapped by Roe vs. Wade lawyer

    Shelly Barr Reporter

    Sarah Weddington, nationally recognized for arguing the landmark Supreme Court abortion case, Roe vs. Wade, spoke to a full house at St. Cajetan's Center Sept. 16, when she appeared on campus in honor of MSC' s celebration of the U.S. Constitution.

    Weddington spoke to an enthusiastic audience on the Constitution's application to contemporary issues.

    After pulling up the duct tape which secured her microphone wire to the stage and descending to the St. Cajetan's floor, Weddington traced her involvement in Roe v. Wade.

    "I went to a garage sale," she said. It was at the garage sale, Wedddington

    explained, that she first heard of the many women from Austin, Texas, who were crossing Mexico's border to have abortions and returning, many times with medical complications.

    met a pregnant woman by the name of Jane Roe.

    "Jane Roe was a young woman who never finished high school, who had a stormy past and who was pregnant and didn't want to be," Weddington said. Roe was pregnant by then Dallas District Attor-ney Henry Wade.

    Roe had gone to doctors in Texas for an abortion only to be refused help. But one doctor who knew of the lawsuit prepara-tion re!erred Roe to Weddington and her colleague.

    The case, soon to be knovm as Roe vs. Wade, was pushed all the way to the Supreme Court.

    "By the time we got to the Supreme Court (1971), our pile of material was about that high," Weddington said, making a gesture to indicate a stack of papers a foot high.

    Weddington is the youngest woman ever to win a case before the Supreme Court.

    The Metropolitan

    Weddington had graduated from law school at age 21 only a year earlier in 1968.

    "It's awesome because you think about those nine people with such power," she said.

    Weddington speech drew protestors.

    In 1969, Weddington said, Texas law stated that abortion was lawful only in cases in which the woman's life was in jeo-pardy. And it was at that time that she decided to file suit against the state statute.

    She called a law school colleague about what she planned to do and asked her to help compile data for the lawsuit.

    In the midst of collecting cases for the lawsuit, Weddington and her colleague

    The Roe vs. Wade decision was not made that year, Weddington said, because two of the justices had not yet been approved.

    "So," she said, "We went back in 1972 and argued again."

    On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court declared that the 14th Amendment pro-tects a woman's right to privacy, which includes the right to abortion.

    "But one thing that is not in the Constitu-tion is how a Supreme Court decision would be enforced," Weddington said.

    "The case is very much under attack today," she said.

    Weddington said she fears the approval of President Reagan's appointment of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court because he has said that the