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About Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 4, 1976)
What is each full time student worth?
"$1,000," said Dr. John Hakanson, Presi
dent of Clackamas Community College.
A decrease in enrollment is creating an
estimated $340,000 loss in revenue, which is
five percent less than budgeted, said Hakan
By Lenna Fitch
Photo by Jerry Wheeler
I Ina scene from Clackamas County Repertory Theatre's production, "Merton of
the Movies," the Montague girl, played by Julia Machacek, comforts Merton (Brent
Crook) after he discovers that he has been betrayed by being starred in a comedy
film, which he hates. "Merton" will be performed tonight, Friday and Saturday at
8:30 p.m. in the McLoughlin Theatre on campus.
jexual minorities group seeks
eqitimate movement at CCC
By Happie Thacker
There is a legitimate movement at Clack-
nas -Community College to form an organi-
tionlto raise sexual consciousness concern-
g a yiable, legitimate option in our culture,
wording to Vince Fitzgerald, minorities
(visor at CCC.
The Association for Sexual Liberation is
jing formed to give persons with interests
minority areas of human sexual behavior
utual support and an outlet for self-expres-
Although students involved have been re-
ictant to associate themselves with the
aunseling department and its connotations
f helping those who feel they have a prob-
im, Fitzgerald stressed his availability as
"Anyone who feels they are in a minority
osition in our society -- sexually, culturally
r racially -- is encouraged to stop and talk,"
aid Fitzgerald. "I am offering my services
s a point of contact for any minority alli-
to present themselves at the Student Activi
ties office for fear that the whole movement
has been a joke. "There has been an under
current of contact but only two or three
who have shown any open interest," he said.
Jean Powrie has created quite a bit of
controversy on the CCC campus with his
effort to initiate the gay liberation movement
Powrie is interested in starting a con
sciousness raising association especially con
cerned with sexual awareness.
"I would like to gather a core of half a
dozen or so homosexual, lesbian and bi
sexual persons who are interested in raising
the consciousness level and improving the
political and social position of sexual minori
ties." said Powrie. "The emphasis will be on
the gay movement but all minorities who
share the same problems are welcome."
Powrie is a member of the Portland Town
Council, a political organization composed
of gay people who are trying to get legisla
tion passed which will insure that the civil
rights of gay people are protected.
Fitzgerald feels that students are reluctant
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He explained that there are 200 fewer full
time students (FTE's) tha the state will
reimburse the college for, and 600 fewer
He explained that there are 200 fewer
full time students (FTE's) that the state will
reimburse the college for, and 600 fewer
FTE's than budgeted for in tuition.
Chuck Adams, Director of Admissions,
said that enrollment is down about 6.7
percent, and that community colleges across
the nation are averaging 7 to 8 percent de
crease in enrollment.
"The largest part of the drop is due to
Korean Vets who are not attending because
their benefits ran out last May," said Adams.
He added that another factor may be that
employment is up.
Hakanson said that this is the first time
that CCC has had a decrease in enrollment
from one year to the next. The greatest
drop this year is in full time occupational
supplimentary, and non-credit classes. There
is also a trend toward fewer high school stu
dents attending community colleges.
To meet the problem, Hakanson said that
there will be a temporary freeze on all capi
tal outlay items. No vacancies will be filled
without careful consideration of the need,
and prior approvaHB
Each Dean is to reduce spending on goods
and services by five percent of the budgeted
amount. Teachers are encouraged to consoli
date classes and teach evenings, and no one
is to work overtime.
A meeting was held on November 2, in
which Hakanson discussed the problem with
faculty, administration, ASG officers and
classified section officers.
All were encouraged to take a more
vigorous effort to attract high school stu
dents, and put forth a more creative effort
to keep the students who do enroll.