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"ag Et "tWednesday, Novembe

r 20, 197




GEO walks
out of

LSA counselors praise new
pass, fail grading option
Continued from Page 1) While universities across the ment on the part of the facul
to o t h e r things its the country have been reporting . . . There is a difference b
spiraling grade points, Morris tween students at the top of tl
>ciate Dean of Academic said the average grade point C range and those at the bc
eling Marion Jackson de- here has hovered near a 3.0 for tom."
d her reaction to the ad- the last decade. Fine indicated that a pr
of pluses and minuses as Morris underscored "the mas- fessor will not be required
d," saying, "The preci- sive difference between an A make the plus-minus distinctio1
f grading seems so sec- and a B as well as that be- According to Nissen, no grad
Y. tween a B plus and a B minus." point value has yet been assigi
SEN agreed: "It's a small He observed, "The change may ed to the plus and minus. I
as compared with other provide an opportunity at the said there are presently "di
. It will enable professors course level to reflect a broader ferent point systems in us
a bit more discriminating grade difference in perform- across the University."
m the student who is good ance." However, he did predict the
ie one who is very good. the faculty would have to set
trying to compensate for DEFENDING the proposal's four-point limit without raisin
'ade inflation we've been importance, Fine said, "It per- the four point scale for a
with in recent years." mits more discriminating judge- A-plus.

GEO representatives say
there is also the possibility that
the union will take legal action
against the University - possi-
bly filing another unfair labor
practices charges suit. tre
THE LEGAL issue revolves
around the University's refusal (Continued from Page 1)
to make any new offers while support "the right to national
refusing to consider union de- independence and sovereignty"
mands. of the Palestinians, to be ob-
The union claims that this, tained "by all means" allow-
combined with the University's able under the U.N. charter.
refusal to make a pay increase The PDF spokesman said yes-
retroactive to September 1 un- terday's raid was partly to
less a contract is signed before avenge the death of an Arab
the end of the term, is "Boul- girl last weekend to an anti-
warism." Israeli riot in the Israeli-held
The practice-which gets its West Bank of the Jordan River.
name from a management ne- Arab students staged violent
gotiator who first used the demonstrations in the West
strategy - involved giving the Bank a g a i n yesterday, the
union only one offer, setting a fourth consecutive day of pro-
deadline, and telling them to tests. The youths pelted police
"take it or leave it." with stones, and authorities said
The practice has been ruled 40 were arrested.
illegal by the United States
Supreme Court. THE ATTACK on Beit Shean,
an Israeli town near Jordan and
the Sea of Galilee, was the first
since last June. It brought the
A uA tSetvetea Israeli toll in guerrilla raids to
ThOTMw'*"Cmd 57 dead and 120 wounded over
seven months.
The guerrillas said the at-
tackers had planned to take
hostages for the release of
Archbishop Hilarion Capudji,
C the Greek Catholic prelate of
C Jerusalem on trial for smug-
gling weapons to Arab terror-
do w ha ists, and 13 Palestinian guer-
rillas in Israeli jails.
d 0 PDF is the group that pulled
YOU d the raid on Maalot last Hay,
n b ettewhere 21 teen-agers were mas-
8e sacred. The group is a member
of Yasir Arafat's Palestine Lib-
eration Organization, but main-
You're pretty darn good at tains the g u e r r i 11 a s should
your job. But today, we all have "fight and talk."

and Palestinians
reats of retaliation

was "nothing less than a bloody
dagger pointed at the heart of
In Washington, the State De-
partment condemned the ter-
rorist raid on the Israeli com-
"ONCE AGAIN we have wit-
nessed the tragic spectacle of a
terrorist attack on innocant ci-
vilians. We want to express our
shock over these senseless mur-
ders" said a statement released
Other officials said privately
the raid would set back the
Palestinian Liberation Organiza-
tion's effort to gain support
from the United States and
Western Europe.
"It is hard to accept their
claims of moderation when they
do this kind of thing," one
State Department source said.
ARAB MAYORS in West Bank

towns called on students to sto
their protests and told them th
interests of Israeli - occupie
Arabs should be left to Aral
states. But new demonstration
were reported in East Jerusa
lem and several other towns.
In Bethlehem, a Molotov cock
tail was thrown at an Israel
car, but it failed to explode
Students hit the streets in town
from Ramallah to H e b r on
blocking roads and stoning bus
es carrying Arab workers t<
jobs inside Israel.
Israeli security forces sail
they detained 40 Arab youths iv
East Jerusalem after they be
gan pelting police with stones
More than 230 students were
rounded up after violent demon
strations in Bethlehem and
Jerusalem on Monday and 60
were sentenced to short jai
terms and fines, authorities
said. }

ARAB MAYORS in West Bank said.
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