Looking back: Spring of 1993, new smoking policy
Compiled from the Southern News archives by Michael Riccio, Managing Editor
President Michael Adanti approved a new policy banning smoking in the Student Center lounges, the “Owl’s Nest,” and faculty offices. The areas not effected by the policy were individual campus dorms, suites, and apartments. The policy went into effect at the beginning of the 1993 summer semester. Southern because the first four-year public academic institution in Connecticut to go smoke-free.
• Men’s soccer coach Ray Reidwas awarded the Division II Coach of the Year after going 22-2 and winning their third national championship.
• David Pederson, the dean of student affairs, was released from the hospital after being “treated for a mild heart attack.”
• Men’s basketball forward Jeff Kimbrough was robbed at gunpoint at a red light. He was forced to relinquish his 1992 BMW 325.
• The men’s and women’s indoor track team won the Collegiate Track Conference Championships.
• Two Southern students were charged with possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after Hamden police raided their home.
• Steven Jay Gold, an assistant philosophy professor, resigned from the faculty after being arrested on sexual assault and kidnapping charges.
• Art students Brian Murray and Rob Norwell painted a mural of bears, tigers, mice, and turtles on the second floor of the Orchard Medical Building in the Hospital of Saint Raphael’s.
• Three students and one former student were charged with liquor violations at an off campus party. Two of the students were charged with sale of liquor without a permit, and the other two were charged with possession of liquor by a minor.
• Sociology professor Katherine McCarthy was shot in the chest in her home in Woodbridge. She was in “fair-condition” while being treated at Yale-New Haven hospital.
• Gary Kenney, the head cash accounts clerk in the business office, was arrested on charges of criminal harassment and driving while intoxicated.
• The Ramones performed in front of 800-1,000 students at the Brownell parking lot to kick off Southern Fest.
• Golf won the NECC Championship in their finial season. Golf was cut because of the athletic department’s inability to finance the team.