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Title

Students To Help Make SEEK Policy

Description

Article published in the Amsterdam News addressing the role that students wanted to take in making policies for the SEEK program at Queens College.

Subject

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
Queens, (New York, N.Y.)
Search for Education, Elevation ans Knowledge (SEEK)

Creator

Thompson, Dianne

Source

SEEKCollection

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1969-02-15

Date Created

2014-06-25

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JPEG

Extent

336 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Queens (New York, N.Y.)

Text

BROOKLYN
LONG ISLAND
QUEENS
Amsterdam News Edition
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1969 B
Students to Help Make SEEK Policy
Black, Puerto Rican To Head Queens SEEK
By DIANNE THOMPSON
The Black and Puerto Rican Student Coalition at Queens College was formed to act as an educational bridge between the students and faculty, while keeping the students abreast of all activities. Here is the program they seek.
The Coalition which has been reluctant to speak openly with the news media gave its detailed description as to what has been occurring on the Queens camps for the last eight weeks. As reported in the Amsterdam News, the campus has been subject to turmoil resulting from student and administration disagreements.
SEEK
The students involved are in the Capital City sponsored SEEK program, an autonomous program, enabling students deficient in academic background to pursue college curriculum. It also features remedial courses. The students pinpointed dissatisfaction with administration by insisting the programs three-year director Joseph P. Mulholland be removed. They contended that their charges against Mulholland were factual and cited him as being "an incompetent director and a poor symbol for the program."
They said the announcement of his vein phased into the college structure was the beginning of their latent disagreement with his message and character.
Statistics
Armed with statistics, the students gave account for Mullholland misdealings. Their statistics showed that the SEEK program has continue to decline in student enrollment. There has been a 35.5 per cent withdrawal to date, compared with the 34.1 withdrawal in 1966. The students feel that theses statistics do not support Mulholland's statement that the program is a success.
They said the entire administrative and clerical staff being completely white, does little to insure the members of SEEK that the program is operated to favor minority groups on all levels.
The students admitted that they felt the advisory committee being called in would give them an opportunity to pinpoint these and other issues. However, they felt that the report was a disappointment, since it failed to do the most obvious thing and that was to correct some of the negative controversy about the SEEK Coalition members and give an effective black man a chance to head a predominantly black and Puerto Rican program.
Meet
The students met with Queens College president Joseph P. Murray last Friday and selected Lloyd Delaney as interim director ad Raphael Rodriguez as assistant director to the Queens SEEK program. Delaney and Rodriguez have accepted the positions. The final decision rests with City University Chancellor Bowker.
The student feel the program expounds the racist philosophy of the campus. They have presented programs to be incorporated into the college curriculum.
They feel it is necessary to present a true picture of minority achievement and background. They want a college structure that will be valid and informative to all students.

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Newspaper Clipping

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Citation

Thompson, Dianne, “Students To Help Make SEEK Policy,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/288.