Vol. 13, No. 3A November
to add a little excitement in this rather dull election for the University
Faculty Senate the Patriot is endorsing candidates which it considers
will best serve the interests of KCC faculty. Perhaps, this group can
make a difference in reinvigorating the Senate to its old glory from
its current desperately pathetic state. Unfortunately, eloquence and
credibility are lost today to the self-serving ideologues who think
that they have the God- given right to oppose everything and everybody
who does not agree with their agenda. Perhaps also, these distinguished
members of the KCC faculty will come to the aid of Chair Bernard Sohmer,
who in his letter of November 8, 1999, made an urgent plea for "Finding
the Right Direction" for the Senate as he too feels that the Senate
should re-focus its attention to faculty-related issues and no longer
be satisfied Asimply to write resolutions that fall still-born from
For three positions of Senators,
BONNE AUGUST: Professor,
B. A. , D'Youville College; M.A., Ph. D.,
New York University.
Highly regarded by her colleagues in the
entire university, Bonne represents the best of the faculty from the
KCC's English Department, known for its diversity of opinions and passions
for ideologies. Rational, highly intelligent, a great persuader and
a solid pillar of that Department, Bonne specializes in educational
testing and has made significant contributions to the debate on testing
in CUNY. She is expected to bring a sorely needed reasoned approach
to the excruciatingly painful debate on admissions and testing in CUNY.
SUSAN FARRELL: Associate
Professor, Behavioral Sciences
B.A. Queens College; M. A. St. John's University; Ph.
A well-respected scholar with a keen sense of commitment to students, standards and issues, Susan is expected to bring to the Senate from a wide point of view. Easy to talk to, friendly and down-to-earth, Susan has extensive record of publications in the field of sociology.
CLIFF HESSE: Professor and
Chairperson, Communications and Performing Arts
B.A., M.A., Brooklyn College; Ph.D., New York University
A friend of all and enemy of none, this
remarkable individual will focus his attention on the long-neglected
issues of the career programs. In addition, with his background in the
media, perhaps he can repackage the personalities and issues before
the Senate so as to make them appealing and acceptable to the public
and the decision-makers in CUNY. There is an urgent need for changing
the Senate's image as a conglomeration of 1960 radical groups grandstanding,
protesting and demonstrating for causes irrelevant to issues affecting
the CUNY faculty.
For two positions of Alternate
Senators, vote for
Associate Professor, History
B.A. Haverford College; Ph. D., Temple
One of the new breed of scholars at KCC,
Dr. Barnhart represents the best of young faculty at KCC. Committed
to innovation in course offerings in History and Philosophy, Dr. Barnhart
developed the timely course, AEthics and Morality in Health Professions.@
It is expected that his voice in the Senate will bring rational discourse
in a body which is known for its chaos and aimless debates.
JOHN P. LIN, Associate Professor,
B. A. Amherst College, M. Phil., Ph. D., Columbia
A solid member of the faculty for many
years, John is liked and respected by all who know him. His dedication
to the needs of students is beyond question. If elected, he will be
an excellent voice on behalf of both teaching and non-teaching faculty.
In his quiet and unassuming way, John is known to be effective in making
changes where needed.
Voting: Monday, Nov. 29 and
Tuesday, Nov. 30 p. m.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Room U-213.
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