The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, February 26, 1997, Image 1

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    Vol. XXX No. 17
Wednesday, February 26, 1997
Students Aalfa ai sftáte Capitol
Laney Fouse
“Standing here today on the
steps of our State Capitol provides
us with a great opportunity: the
opportunity to go into these hal­
lowed halls and tell our story,”
said Associated Student Body
President Mike Caudle in his
speech during Student Lobby Day
in Salem.
Several hundred college stu­
dents from across the state of Or­
egon lobbied legislative members
last Thursday. Some carried ban­
ners, some wore buttons, some
even brought their school mascot.
A freezer covered with signatures
and bearing their message was
clear, “Freeze college tuition.”
Students at Oregon state col­
leges have been faced with an 80-
percent increase in education
costs since 1990.
“It is our job to . . . convince
all lawmakers from our own dis­
tricts that providing access to edu­
cation is a great benefit to the
community and the students,”
said Caudle, who also serves as
vice president of the Community
Colleges of Oregon Student As­
sociation and Commissions.
“We must make thenftbelieve
d that
health care is a right,
access to education, at aU levels,
is a right,” said Caudle. “ rtask
is to carry our passion to the law­
makers behind these doors and
convince them education is im­
Students quickly picked up the
chant, “Education is important,”
as Caudle finished his speech.
Ryan Deckert, a Democrat
from District 8, stopped by to of­
fer his support.
“I will tell you, as a young
member of the Oregon legislature
and someone who believes in edu­
cation . . it troubles me [to see]
the lack of priority we give to
higher education funding.”
Deckert is a newly-elected
member of the House of Repre­
sentatives. Whenever he’s asked
why he ran for office, he says “I
attended the University of Or­
egon, and I live in a state that
leads the nation in cuts to
higher education in the last leg­
islative session. I find that de­
Deckert encouraged students to
keep coming to the legislature,
otherwise their needs will be for-
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Contest. The public is invited to
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Clackamas’s Music
Department uses emerg­
ing technology to better
compose their music.
Read about it on ...
Page 4
Women’s Basketball
finished 3rd in the
Southern division, and
they play Chemeketa
tomorrow night.
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Students gather on Capitol steps during a rally to show support for educational
funding. Students throughout the state of Oregon lobbied legislators during
Student Lobby Day.
“It is incredible how many
people will tell you, in this build­
ing, that they are for higher edu­
cation and they understand the
long-term economic of higher
education. But, ‘Show me the
money’ has to be your rally cry.
We’ve done this for three sessions
in a row and the money hasn’t
been there,” said Deckert.
Mary Beth St. John pointed
to the freezer covered with sig­
natures. “This freezer has been
around for a solid year and I
hope you have all had the
chance to sign it. This is part
of our “Freeze, don’t squeeze”
campaign. Tuition is up and I
don’t know about you, but an­
other $100 per month will break
See Lobby Day on page 2
IMS moving due to mold
and then when those tapes are
picked up, the mold spores are
In the continuing saga of the spread into the air, worsening the
“water intrusion problem,” the problem.
“It’s a little bit like drinking
Instructional Media Services will
be moved to two separate mod­ ... some people can drink more
than others without showing ef­
ules over spring break.
IMS will be moving due to the fects over a long period of time,
possibility of health risks because and some people cannot. It’s a
of the mold that is present in the little bit the same way with mold
Dye Learning Center (mold is — some people, due to their own
also present in Streeter, Oregon personal body chemistry, can have
Advanced Technology Center and a very quick response, and some
people, even after prolonged ex­
Starting next Friday, IMS will pose, will not have a response,”
no longer be handling any re­ said Andrews.
Andrews stated that IMS will be
quests for videos, equipment or
ready to move during spring break,
any other type of service.
so that they can be
operational by the
videos] stayed in
start of spring
the building, be­
cause they [staff]
“What we’re
were hoping that,
waiting for now
by asking instruc­
are the cleaning
tors to provide a
protocols. It has
list ahead of time
been indicated
of the materials
that items going
they would need,
out of the Dye
we could limit the
Learning Center
staff going into
the building”
Cyndi Andrews
cleaned before
stated Director/
Director/Leaming Resource
they can go into
Learning Re­
source Center
spaces,” said
Cyndi Andrews.
“However, it
Andrews also said that, under
didn’t work as we had hoped ...
staff were having to enter the the circumstances, the staff and
building daily, sometimes more students have been handling the
situation pretty well.
than daily,” added Andrews.
"... Everything is in place from
The reason the IMS staff is
particularly susceptible to the spring term, as much as humanly
mold is because the video tapes possible. The staff is working un­
will collect dust and mold spores, der extremely disadvantageous
Brad Zimmerman
Managing Editor
The staff is
extremely dis­
Photo by Joel Coreson
Cyndi Andrews, Director/
Learning Resource Center
circumstances,” stated Andrews.
Andrews stated that the college
has hired some people from Dow
Chemical to initiate and oversee
the cleanup. Dow will be coordi­
nating with the college’s Plant
Services department during the
During the 1994-95 school
year, IMS served 12,000 indi­
vidual video requests from stu­
dents, 2,500 video requests from
instructors, 1300 Audio/Visual
setups (projectors, satellite links,
etc.), 1300 hours of audio tape du­
plication and 357 hours of edit­
ing services.
Andrews stated that, once IMS
has moved all of their equipment
to Modules one and three, normal
operation will resume.
“I just want to assure staff and
students that we hope to return to
normal service at the start of spring
term. This is a very stressful time
for the people who are trying to
provide service,” said Andrews.