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ebruarv 18. 1992
Free-Standing BCC would separate African Americans, says
planning commitee chairman from page 3
r alize that the Student Bicentennial
Planning Committee is not, has not,
and will not,
fail to help
fond the BCXT
simple fact is,
■we are not
ifall into our
INK: Do you
be a free
st an di n g
if so, do you
fund such a project?
campus, and I believe that it needs,
and should have, moe space than it
The reason that 1 say this, is that a
free-standing BCC will necessarily
“I think it is going to be nearly impossible to get funding for (a free
standing BCC). Such a building can be demanded by students until the
students are hoarse.”
MORAN; Personally, all
connections to the Bicentennial
aside, I am wary of a free-standing
BCC. I don’t want to be
misunderstood. I am not against a
BCC, indeed, I think that the BCC
has a very important role to play on
has now. I do not, however, believe
that a free-standing BCC is a
practical reality, for several reasons.
First, my biggest concern is that a
free-standing BCC would hamper
the promotion of one of the BCC’s
primary goals: the continuing
integration of African-American
culture and community on campus.
be built somewhere away from the
center of campus. Separated from
the rest of campus. 1 fear that the
BCC would be less visible than it is
now in the Union, and that people
not already associated with the BCC
would have even less of a tendency
to use it then they do now, since
now they have to see the BCC when
Black Ink Briefs
Past and Future issues Affecting a UNO's Black Community
•Richard Epps, the first black student body president, returned to
UNC to discuss the topic “On Being A Black Student at UNC-CH in
the 1970s,” Feb. 17 in the BCC.
Epps, the first SBP to sit on the University Board of Trustees, has
recently been nominated to serve again.
•The Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center and the Black Student
Movement presented Dr. Haki Madhubuti, a Third World Press professor
of English at Chicago State University at 8 p.m. Feb. 17.
Madhubuti, a poet, publisher and educator lectured on “Power,
Politics and Leadership” at the BCC.
If your organization would like to announce meetings or purchase an
advertiesement, please contact the Ink Office (962-4336).
CompHed by Lee Richardson
support of an enlarged facility. And,
as 1 said earlier, the Bicentennial
Campaign is already attempting to
raise $500,000 to build such new
1 am sure that my answer is
going to be unpxjpular to some. I am
always happy to talk to people about
it Every time I get in a discussion
about it 1 learn a little more. 1 hope
that the discussion continues and
that people begin really to listen to
both sides of the issue, instead of
just stating (their point) and
listening with a deaf ear.
resources to do the programming
that it wants to. I am very much in
they enter the Union. The second
reason that I am wary of a free
standing BCC, is that I think it is
going to be nearly impossible to get
funding for one. Such a building
can be demanded by students until
the students are hoarse.
Unfortunately, the University,
especially in this time of budget
problems, does not have enough
money to pay its graduate TAs,
non-the-less to build a $3.2 million
Having said all this, I think that
a BCC is very important. And there
is no question that the current BCC
does not have the room and
hving and learning program
in Carmichael Residence Hall
to apply for the 1992-1993 program.
Applications are available at the Carmichael Desk,
Carr Building and the Union Desk.
Deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 26
Applications can be dropped off at 540 or 542
L Carmichael. Interviews will be scheduled soon after.
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: , I)ue: Friday, Febmary 28.1992|^^