1971-1972

 

Description: Description: 90-1975

Larry David Arlington

Director of Forensics

Description: Description: 90-1981

Remy Wilcox

Assistant Director of Forensics

 

Whitman News

A. The college added 3 new professors to the faculty

1. In the Music Department, Meredith Rugg Mitchell was added to the faculty as Assistant Instructor in Music.

2. In the division of Arts and Humanities, Marlene Gresko Rambaldi, was added to the Theatre Department.

3. In the division of physical education, John Dale Wilcox was made Assistant Professor of Physical Education.

B. Dave Curtis was reelected as the student body president.

C. Donald Sheehan was the college president.

D. The International Relations Center was founded under the leadership of Professor Frederick Breit.

E. The Pioneer ran advertisements for the Sky-Vue drive-in movie theatre, the Green Lantern and Circle A Ranch Fried Chicken.

F. For women, campus clothes were solid colors and multi striped jeans with colorful tee shirts. The popular brand of shoes was boots with new straps and brawn leather.

G. Maya Angelou visits Whitman College and talks about her famous autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” which was voted by Newsweek as one of the best books of 1970.

 

Speech Courses

The department underwent more changes. The department description was changed, Fundamentals became more rhetorical theory focused; foreign study dropped.

New Speech Department Description: Courses treat public speaking as a liberal art, proposing that such speaking is not a skill learned by rule but an exercise of judgment that can be no better than the speaker's understanding of the nature of the communicative acts.

 

SPEECH 11, 12. Fundamentals of Speech, 3 hours. (description changes; 11 and 12 are slightly different; much more focus on classical rhetorical theory)

SPEECH 41. Theory and Practice of Discussion, 3 hours.

SPEECH 42. Argumentation and Persuasion, 3 hours.

SPEECH 43, 44. Debate Forum, 2 hours.

SPEECH 55, 56. Independent Study, 3 hours.

 

World News

A. President Nixon and Henry Kissinger make their historic tour to China where they met with Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and Premier Chou En-Lai in Peking.

B. In India, The Congress Party led by Indira Gandhi scored the most overwhelming electoral victory in the history of independent India.

C. A new nation was born as Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan after a bloody nine-month civil war. At the same time, the first elections were held in Papua New Guinea to herald the mark of a new government.

D. Protestants carrying flags of Ulster and Britain march in protest after suspension of Stormont and finally clash with police, leaving many dead.

 

Team Awards

A. Professor Arlington announced a new approach toward the Dovell-Gose oratory contest and said this new approach was the reason why the contest was not held in the prior year. Students were now required to present orations on a theme. The year's theme was "Orwell's 1984." It was held October 14, at 7:30pm.

B. Other information unavailable at this time.