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Houstonian 1988
Graduates: Abbassi - Knudsen
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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Graduates: Abbassi - Knudsen. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19197.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Graduates: Abbassi - Knudsen. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19197

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Transcript Fading Away? There's no answer at the Af- rican and Afro-American Studies program offices when students try to call. The phone has been disconnected. In fact, there are not many AAAS instructors or classes, period. (Three courses are offered in the colleges of English, history, and Interdisciplinary Studies.) Since the resignation of John Indakwa in May of 1987, there has been no permanent director. All signs point to a dying program, according to the president of the Black Student Union, Ruby Mclntyre. The dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, Dr. James Pickering, however, insists that this is just not so. Mclntyre believes that the college has no intention of restoring black faculty to the program and that no other classes will be offered in the future, under the AAAS program. "We're not happy that it's happening like this," said Mclntyre, "We are going to fight for our culture." Indakwa made a dramatic exit from the program, disappearing into Kenya at the beginning of spring in 1987, where he was doing research, prompting his wife to seek aid of U.S. Representative Mike Andrews, who investigated the teacher's safety. When he finally did return, Pickering said, he submitted his resignation. Pickering denied Mclntyre's allegations, stating,*! don't see the program phased out; I see it as being phased up and expanded." He added that he eventually wants to see AAAS expanded into a minor. Though Afro-American courses are open to all students, Pickering said he thinks the decline is due to more in terest by black students in job- related courses than humanities courses. Chris Odionu, a part-time Afro-American student professor, does not blame Pickering for the program's troubles. "We have to be fair to the program and dean — the program has not been given a chance," Odionu said. "The classes are being gradually dropped. Because of the budget crunch, it is very easy to take money from a weak program." He added that the program's instability was because of a lack of leadership after Indakwa left. Odionu was the only instructor left in the program when Indakwa did not return. But, Odionu remains hopeful that a new director will revitalize the program. —Darlene Mcllvaine Bechir Abbassi Marc Jorge Betrelca Clifford E. Becker Frank Bell, Jr. Leroy S. Brack G R A D u A T E s George W. Conway, III Ollie J. Davis M'Liz DeMaral John A. Deeken W James Dinnebeck Karen L. Frye Larry E. Glasgow Triunfo Gonzalez Fred E. Huebel Robert C. Jones Christian Knudsen 84 The University of Houston