Dude, Where’s My Application?

By Jeanne Kay and Kim-Jenna Jurriaans

Prospective transfer students browsing the Antioch College website this weekend in search of the Common Application will be disappointed. As of yesterday, the form has disappeared from the Admissions site, which now only shows a link to the readmission application and financial aid information. The removal of the material was done without consultation of the current Director of Financial Aid and new head of Admissions, Robin Heise, who was presented with a fait accompli when she opened the online admissions section in the early afternoon on Friday.
Heise was on her lunch break when she was called by one of her fellow financial aid officers who informed her that Director of Communications and Public Relations, Lynda Sirk, had just walked into her office and used her computer. When Heise returned to her workplace, the Common Application had disappeared from the college website and alterations to the admissions part of the site had been made under her name.

Suggestions made by Sirk that the move to pull down the Common Ap followed instructions from Art Zucker and Toni Murdoch in consultation with the University lawyers leave open the question why the changes were made from Heise’s computer. Sirk, under her own web account, would have full access to the sections of the site that were modified.

Further investigation into the motives to pull down content off the site amidst current negotiations between Antioch University and major donors to the college, and whether University officials authorized the action, is expected to take place after this weekend

Munition of the Week

Our MUNITION OF THE WEEK:

THE APS UNDERWATER ASSAULT RIFLE

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Designed by Vladimir Simonov and incorporated into the Soviet Union’s arsenal in the 1970’s, the APS underwater assault rifle improved upon the stopping power and range offered by the SPP-1 underwater pistol. The rifle weighed 7.5 lbs loaded, had a length of 32.4 inches with the stock extended and a magazine size of 26 rounds. The effective range of the APS varied depending on the depth at which it was fired (For example, at 16 ft under the surface, the rifle was able to reach distances of 98 ft). The rifle fired needlelike 5.66 mm cartridges from the unusual magazine, the shape of which was designed to best accomodate the longer than normal ammunition.

The APS was used by Russian “guard frogmen,? the SPN PDSS, a unit created to guard naval bases as the threat of underwater sabotage from “attack frogmen? increased in the 1970’s. The APS proved effective in submerged combat at penetrating reinforced dry-suits and breathing apparatuses. In addition, it proved a worthy tool for deterring anti-frogmen dolphins, which are equipped with a nose mounted device that is capable of injecting large amounts of carbon dioxide into divers. Since discontinued, the APS was an important step in the process of designing a reliable underwater assault rifle.