Volume 7, Number 14 UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, Waterloo, Ontario Monday, November 7, 1966
Sf fs Oppose Patti Pepin, Vice.-Pres. Alma Mater
the way it was before because it
by Andy Anstett
Society, Queen’s University: suited the university.”
The following man on the street
column was done Friday night. The “Look’s like Hellyer’s new symbol fk * *
for integration.” Louise Futcher, U. of W.:
comments printed below were given Jim Nagel’s arbitrary decision to change the name of the Cory-
in the order they are printed, they “It’s our paper! Why should we
change it to suit other universities.” phaeus to the Chevron should be damned.
were not solicited as to content nor Mike Sheppard, Pres. of U. of W.
were they edited, all comments re- Student’s Council: Editorial ‘freedom is of extreme importance - but it has its
ceived have been printed. “The paper is much the same as Mike Muszynski, U. of W.: limits and does not extend to changing the name without informing
Most of the comments from Uni- always. It misquoted me per usual.” “I don’t think the name’s original. the students, the council, the Board of Publications, or even the
versity of Waterloo students were It sounds too much like a certain car. chairman of that board. Mr. Nagel didn’t even have the courtesy to
collected after the dance at the vil- -A * 32 Everyone is familiar with the old
lage where students actually lined up Doug Ward, Pres. C.U.S.: name.”
inform all his editors, never mind his staff.
to express their feelings, usually of “I think it’s a fine name.”
* 7% * The name Coryphaeus is seven years old and represents one of
displeasure. Comments from the stu- Frank Boote, U. of W.: the oldest traditions on this campus. It is a name well known to
dents of other universities were gath- Chris Haber, U. of W.: “It’s very sudden but I like it.” campus leaders all across Canada because of its distinct individuality;
ered at the Ontario regional confer- “I think its God’s awful. Are we a it is a name remembered by our alumni.
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ence of the Canadian Union of Stu- subsidiary of Standard Oil. If people Ilona Van Mil, U. of W.:
dents held here over the weekend. can’t spell Coryphaeus it’s time they “If we’re trying to build up tradi-
The names of every other campus newspaper in Canada seem
* 72 72 packed it in.” tion we shouldn’t be changing.” to fall into one of two categories. The first consists of standard or
John Cleveland, C.U.S. Secretriat:
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funny names such as Western’s Gazette and Simon Fraeser’s Peak.
“The news by any other name
Pete Clark, U. of W.: Fraser Barnes, U. of W.: The second is made up of names associated with the university such
would be as sweet.” “I’m for it! I like the emblem! The as Toronto’s Varsity and UBC’s Ubyssey. Our’s was the single
“It’s great, no kiddin’.”
*-iI* .A .A T-b Chevron at least has some relation exception. While being neither simple, quaint or obvious, we had
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Dave Young, Vice-Pres. C.U.S.: to our university.”
Audrey Lasichuk, U. of W. come upon a name that didn’t sound standardized or smalltownish
“That’s very interesting. Soon the
University can change its name to “I think it shows lack of back- * * ‘I2 and at the same time had an appropriate meaning.
bone.” Joan Robertson, U. of W.:
Chevron University and the paper “I don’t think the word Chevron In the ‘Gripes of Wrath’ column of the ‘Chevron’ Mr. Nagel
can change its name to the Chevron * * * is as distinctive as the word Cory- complains about the fact that Coryphaeus is not the easiest name
Chevron and the paper can hire an Bob Wallace, U. of W.: phaeus.” to spell or pronounce.
editor called Major Major Major.” “I’ve become sort of attached to
$7 * * the name Coryphaeus after being here
* I2 72 So what!
Dave Nordoff, U. of W.:
Sandra Sacks, U. of W. student: for five years.” “If you want tradition why keep This is a university, should it really be necessary to simplify
“I think it stinks!” things down to the lowest common denominator here? A typist at
* $2 $2 changing things! Besides it’s the name
* -i? $2 Mt. Allison University puts a “c” instead of an “e” in the name
Wayne Tocheri, Pres. of Lakehead Ron Trbovich, Vice-Pres. Village of a Quebec cigarette.”
University Student’s Council:
Council: * * 72 coryphaeus and Mr. Nagel has a fit. One post office employee pro-
“Looks like a plug for Chevrolet.” “Chevron is for the sh - - - .” Wayne Jacobson, U. of W.: nounced the name wrong over six months ago and Mr. Nagel says
Ed. Chown, Pres. Alma Mater Society * $7 -i? “If it had been the Chevron when the posit office can’t pronounce the name. They pronounce it the
Tony Miezlaiskis, U. of W.: I came here I’d have been opposed to
Queen’s University: same way we do, now.
“Sounds like a gas station.” “I think it should have been left a change of name to Coryphaeus.”
All right, so most of us do pronounce it with the accent in the
wrong place - what’s so terribly bad about that? Some people pro-
At the conference of the Ontario
their society they must take part in Program. The presence on Saturday
U nounce ‘Nagel’ wrong; has he applied to change his name to Smith?
Finally, contrary to Mr. Nagel’s article, the word Chevron is no more
an English word than ‘Coryphaeus’.
of William Davis, the Minister of
Region of the Canadian Union of the administration as well as their Jim Nagel has had a bee in his bonnet for over a year. Last
Students, hosted by our Federation academic pursuits. University Affairs, gave the delegates
an excellent opportunity for criticism summer he sent a reporter out to do a ‘man on the street’ column
this weekend, delegates set out a solid
basis of principles for the current de-
It was agreed by the delegates that and acquiring information straight and found that the majority was strongly in favor of retaining the
a university must be governed accord- old name. He also suggeslted a name change to last year’s editorial
mands of students for a place in the from the horse’s mouth, as it were.
ing to democratic principles, and the
government of the universities. The most acceptable definition of demo-
board and was soundly turned down.
nebulous myths about the right of the cracy was found to be participation. Which Meaning? So now Mr. Nagel has thrown out tradition all by himself. Even
students to participate in the decision It was generally felt that any repre- Coryphaeus: if you agree with the new name you must condemn the method of
making apparatus of the administra- sentation in university government
tion and faculties were transformed
(Fr), leader; (Gk), koryphaios; (Fr), change; otherwise what is to stop any editor from changing the name
should be based not upon population koryphe - summit; akin to (L) cornu;
into sound and thorough reasoning. year, after year, after year?
(such as 50-50 representation) but 1. the leader of the chorus. 2. the
There has been a great deal of upon the degree of relevance to the leader of a party or a school of The editors of this issue of the Coryphaeus have financed it
talk about the ideal of the “commun- interest groups concerned. thought. out of their own pockets in an attempt to maintain the tradition, see
ity of scholars”. Defining just what Before complete implementation * * * to it that the students receive a Coryphaeus this week, and present
is meant by this handy and very “in” could be achieved, the study groups Chevron: you with a’different view of the name change. If you agree with us -
phrase was a significant contribution pointed out that there are a great (VL), caprio - rafer; akin to (L), act! Tell your council representative‘ how you feel, write to Mr.
to the movement to improve the qual- many problems to overcome. For
ity and value of higher education,
caper - goat; 1. a heraldic charge Nagel, and tell us.
example, if first and second year stu- consisting of two diagonal stripes
and to humanize our present know- dents are to be ready to enter the meeting in a ‘usu’. with the point up.
It would also be appreciated if you would help cover the cost
ledge factories. It was felt by the community of scholars, there must be 2. a sleeve badge ‘usu’ indicating the of this issue by giving or sending the editors twenty-five cents to a
delegates that teaching should consist vast improvement in the standards wearer’s rank and service (as in the dollar.
of a dialogue between the professors and methods of secondary education.
/’ The Coryphaeus is not dead yet!
and students, in which the professors The professors and administrators are
are provided with the atmosphere, * * 72 LONG LIVE THE CORYPHAEUS.
at present largely at odds with the
facilities, and opportunity for private The above definitions are in ac-
philosophy of education and univer-
research and study, while the student sity government held by the students. cordance with: Webster, D., Webster’s
is given a stimulating environment for Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary,
And before any meaningful action can
self-education. The master-pupil rela- be taken, the delegates pointed out (Toronto, 1961).
tionship would be eliminated; students Published every Friday by the student Board of Publications of the Federation of
that the students must be made aware Students, University of Waterloo, Waterloo. Ontario. This is a special case. 0 ;iz~c;~
and faculty would be thought of as of their responsibilities as participants Sign outside village cafeteria Friday expressed are not necessarily those of the university or of the Student c!
night: Its Coryphaeus, not Chev - - Board of Publications - chairman David R. Witty, advertising manager Ekkehard
scholars working together toward a in the university society. ’ Heidebracht. Offices are located in the Federation building. Telephone 744-6111 local
common goal. what - - ever - - the - - hell - - it - - 2471, night 744-0111. Member of Canadian University Press.
Aside from the issue of university is. editor-in-chief: Stewart D. Saxe
“Community” in the phrase “com- government, the conference put for- associate editors: Andrue Anstett
munity of scholars” implies a total ward recommendations for improving Shouted comment in village park- managing editor: Suzanne Hewett
society. If the students are to be student government, and soundly ing lot Friday night: “Parking is lov- U. of W. students pay a subscription fee (included in their annual student fees) which
entitles them to receive the Cory haeus during off-campus trimesters. Subscription
participants in the government of criticized the Ontario Student Aid ing.” price, by mail, to non-students is $3 annually.