Posted by: Kami | March 4, 2009

Student Newspaper: March 4, 1969

The New Voice student newspaper for March 4, 1969.

The New Voice student newspaper for March 4, 1969.

Highlights of this edition include:

  • A report of the final Town of Islip Board of Appeals meeting concerning Dowling’s petition to build a new Library, sports facilities, and dormitory. President Robinson took questions from citizens in the audience. They included questions such as “won’t your racing shells (crew) be a serious menace to the duck population on the Connetquot?” Dowling’s attorney presented witnesses who testified as to the need of the college for these improved facilities.
  • A student review of the movie “The Graduate” (1967). It was not favorable, stating “this has got to be one of the most over-rated movies of the decade.” Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft received the same score. At the 1968 Academy Awards, Mike Nichols was nominated for Best Director and won. Other Oscar nominations included Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Actress (Bancroft), Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay. It was nominated for and won several other awards.
  • A letter to the Board of Trustees from the Student Representatives to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. In it, the Board is accused of ignoring a meeting that was set with the students. Furthermore, there was upset that an increase in tuition was passed by the Board without prior notice to students.

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