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1 Friday, September 15, 1J78 BIJ^CK STUDENT MOVEMENT OF FICIAL NEWSPAPER University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Volume 11, Number.^
NCHMDP receives funding for minority health program
By CAROL LEWIS
The North Carolina Health Manpower
Development Program (NCHMDP) has
received a grant of $423,816 from the Office
of Health Resources Opportunity and
Health Resources Administration of the
NCHMDP was organized in 1971 as a
consortium of educational institutions and
community health service agencies in
response to the acute need for health
professionals in North Carolina, par
ticularly for minority and disadvantaged
The grant will implement the Health
Careers Academic Advancement
Program (HCAAP) of NCHMDP. HCAAP
is a pilot enrichment-retention program
for minority undergraduate students who
have expressed an interest in and have a
potential for completing training in a
HCAAP will be implemented at North
Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central
University, Elizabeth City State
University, P’ayetteville State University,
Pembroke State University, and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel
HUl. , -
The program begins this fall and will
extend to the summer of 1981. Sophomores,
juniors and seniors, ages 19-22, who have
an overall grade point average of 2.8 and a
combined science and nnath average of 3.0
The program’s major purpose is to
sustain the motivation and increase the
academic and basic skills preparedness of
disadvantaged students, thereby insuring
a greater number of minority students
admitted and retained in schools of
medicine, dentistry, veterinary, med.
optometry, pudiatry, pharmacy, public
health, and biomedical graduate
Activities of HCAAP will be year-round.
Along with regular programs of study,
students will work with academic skills
developmental self instructional
materials, participate in seminars, and
take advance courses in the basic scien
ces. These skills are aimed to strengthen
the student’s background language, basic
science, study skills, and communication
skills. There are four major components of ^
the program; reading, writing, study
skills; academic counseling, test taking,
study skills; health sciences seminars; .
and a seven week summer enrichment w
program, the “Summer Academic
Dr. E. L. Allison, director of NCHMP
will direct HCAAP. The NCHMDP central
office is located at the NCNB Plaza in
For more information, contact Dr. E. L.
Allison at 966-2264-2265.
Carol I^wis: Black Ink Features Editor served as a photographer-reporter
for the Wilmington Journal this past summer. She is currently working with
Senate to aid dental students
JAC holds initial meetings
plans to sponsor game night
■ CPSi DenUl students may be in for
.Mime additional tax help with their
Thf U.S. Senate has passed a bill that
^>ivc.. tax advantages lo dental students
who graduate into rural practices. The
legislation now moves to the House of
The bill is actually an extension of an
I'XKSting moratorium on the collection of
some taxes from newly-graduated den
tists. The Interna! Revenue Service long
ago ruled that, if a student loan is forgiven
because a doctor, dentist, or nurse
practices in a small town, the forgiven
portion of the loan can be taxed as regular
income. The Tax Reform Act of 1976 im
posed a moratorium on such taxes through
1978. The current bill extends the
moratorium through January 1, 1983.
By DAVID R. SQUIRES
Once again, the James Action Com
mittee wdl distributfc Black Inks to Black
students in Hinton James Dormitory ac
cording to BSM dorm representative
JAC held its first meeting of the year on
Wednesday, Sept. 6. The meeting was
attended by only 17 people, mostly fresh
men who were curious as to what the
James Action Committee does.
■'When I looked at the poster announcing
the meeting, I thought it was something for
whites,” one student said.
Hinton James Dormitory has the highest
concentration of Black students than any
dorm on the UNC-campus. Unofficially,
James is nearly 50 percent Black.
Having such a large Black population,
Hinton James is the center of Black
JAC was founded in 1976 by former
Black Ink editor Lonza C. Hardy, Jr.
Hardy who attended the meetmg outlined
the original goals of the organization.
‘‘The original goals of the James Action
Conunittee were to fight Black student
apathy by providing in-dorm activities for
their entertainment and activities that
they could take part in,” he said.
‘We also sought to increase the role of
the dorm representatives, from mere
relayers of march calls and Black Ink
distributors, to real leaders of their con
We wanted to serve as a means of in
troducing and enlightening Black culture
in a dorm which at the time was
predominantly white but contained the
highest concentration of Black students
than any other campus dorm.
We bent over backwards to get to the
people to get them involved. We made
other dorms jealous and we stirred up a lot
of inter-dorm competition,” Hardy said.
Hardy asked that everyone not forget
the original theme of JAC, “Remember
the Challenge: Hinton James Number
Other action committees have been
formed in dorms such as Morrison and
Ehrmghaus who rose to meet James the
McClain aid JAC plans to sponsor a
games night, featuring such games as
Backgammon and a get-to-know-you night
in the very near future.
Weekly JAC meetmgs will be held in Ihe
James Rec Room. Check the bulletin
t>oards around the dorm for details.
Dick Cnira: The new
Tarheel coach gets his
first test on Sept. 16
agaliLst ECl’. See story
CD page 8.