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Minority Recruitment Bill
Passes After Long Debate
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
After debating for almost three hours
late Wednesday night, Student Congress
allocated $971 to the Minority Recruit
ment bill by a 17-8 vote with three absten
The bill needed a two-thirds majority to
pass, and members debated a number of
procedural points before finally voting at
Congress continued debating the legal
ity of the bill after press time.
Congress ’ vote on the Minority Recruit
ment bill was pushed past midnight be
cause of debate over technical and budget
considerations. The bill would fund pro
grams that encourage minority presence
Because congress allocated more than
halfofits budget earlier in the meeting, the
Minority Recruitment bill would have had
to pass by a three-fourths vote instead of a
The Student Congress Finance Com
mittee recommended $978 for the pro
gram , but when the bill came up for consid
eration before the full congress, there was
only $971 left in the budget.
Speaker Pro Tempore James Kilboume,
Dist. 1, also attempted to pass an amend
ment reinstating $2,500 requested for pub
licity that had been cut by the finance
That amendment, which would have
funded the printing of a guide to resources
available on campus for minorities, was
scrapped because it would have required
University Day Echoes
BY STEPHEN LEE
University Day marks the official in
stallation of Chancellor Michael Hooker,
but today’s events also commemorate the
historical significance of the UNC system.
“The University ofNorth Carolina here
at Chapel Hill is the original university
intended by Governor Davie, put in the
the state of
Rally at Noon
See Page 3
C.D. Spangler said. “Now, at the 202nd
yearofthis great experiment, it has been an
outstanding success. Governor Davie
would be extremely proud.”
Former UNC-system President Bill Fri
day said University Day was significant
because it celebrated UNC’s status as the
flagship university of the state.
“It celebrated an institution that was
provided by the constitution,” he said.
“All of us are conscious of our history.
“UNC is the oldest and a well-estab
lished university in North Carolina,” he
added. “We have a special responsibility
B-GLAD Sponsors Coming Out Day Activities at UNC
■ Organizers say the event
creates a more comfortable
climate for coming out.
BY LILLIE CRATON
Members of Bisexuals, Gay men, Les
bians and Allies for Diversity celebrated
National Coming Out Day on Wednesday
as a campaign for openness in the gay
community and understanding of the gay
As part of the event, B-GLAD distrib
uted pamphlets and stickers in the Pit,
sponsored guest speakers and encouraged
gays to tell their “coming out” stories.
B-GLAD co-chairwoman Karen
Erickson said the event was intended to
give homosexuals a “safe place” to come
out, but that it had significance to hetero
“National Coming Out Day is very
important as far as desensitizing people
See COMING OUT, page 2
TODAY: Mostly sunny; high in the 80s.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny; high in the
Our love for this place is that it is, as it was meant to be, a university of the people.
Charles Kuralt on University Day, Oct. 12,1993
me latlu ®ar lied
congress to dip into emergency funds.
While debating Kilboume’s amend
ment, congress became sidetracked over
the legality ofthebill. SpeakerßoyGranato
said that because many minority recruit
ment programs happen during the summer
session, it was the summer congress’ re
sponsibility to allocate funding.
But congress voted 14-13 with one ab
stention that it could fund programs that
take place after the fiscal years ends on
About 40 students, including many
members of the Black Student Movement,
attended the meeting to show support for
In earlier actions Wednesday evening,
Congress appropriated $4,000 to the Caro
lina Athletic Association to be spent solely
on Homecoming and ticket distribution
CAA will share responsibility for allo
cating funds with the executive branch of
student government because some mem
bers of congress said that in the past CAA
had not handled their budget responsibly.
“If this is what is in the best interest of
the student body, that is what we want,”
CAA President Anthony Reid said.
Other campus organizations that re
ceived congress funding were the Baptist
Student Union, which received $3,000; the
Loreleis, who received $6,925; and the
Alliance of Black Graduate and Profes
sional Students, which received about
Bronwen Clark and Suzanne Jacovec
contributed to this story.
to make it the best. I believe the University
does serve the people.”
Friday said today’s celebration would
be an exciting display of pageantry, spec
tacle and music. The 15 chancellors from
the other UNC-system schools have been
invited to attend today’s ceremonies.
“University Day to me is important to
re-identify ourselves and move on to greater
remembering our past and rejoicing in it,
that’s what I think it means.”
Profiting from Consolidation
In 1931, UNC-CH, N.C. State Univer
sity and UNC-Greensboro were consoli
dated into one university with three cam
puses. There was one Board ofTrustees for
all three campuses and a chancellor for
“The system was consolidated in 1931
by Gov. O. Max Gardner,” Spangler said.
“He was governor during the Depression.
He and the General Assembly put this
together. In 1931 Frank Porter Graham
Friday said consolidation of the system
was enacted in 1931 for monetary reasons.
“It was done as a budgetary move at the
Members of B-GLAD set up tables in the Pit on Wednesday to celebrate National Coming Out Day.
Rainbow-colored stickers, which symbolize support for gay rights, were distributed by B-GLAD.
Chapel Mill. North CaroDaa
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12,1995
Motion to Table
The Student Supreme Court de
nied a motion Wednesday night which
requested that a temporary restrain
ing order be placed on Student Con
Charlton Allen and Jonathan Jor
dan, two UNC law students, filed the
motion to prohibit congressional ac
tion on a bill which includes a provi
sion for a S6OO stipend for Speaker of
Student Congress Roy Granato.
Allen and Jordan also filed but later
withdrew a motion to temporarily re
strain congress from allocating money
based on the new fee budget figure.
At the beginning of the semester,
congress allocated money based on a
figure reported by Student Body Trea
surer Nathan Darling. Because the
budget figure was inaccurately low,
the passage of an allocation bill re
quired a two-thirds vote. The new
figure, which takes into account money
from spring student fees, allows con
gress to allocate money with a simple
majority. The motion that Allen and
See MOTION, page 13
XJ&jp of Events
■ 10 am. -2 p.m. All classes
canceled, except at the School of
Law, where classes resume at 1
■ 10:15 a.m. Musical entertain
ment begins for early guests on
■ll a.m. Installation ceremony on
■ 2-245 p.m. Student reception
for Chancellor Michael Hooker and
Carmen Hooker in the Pit.
time because of the Depression," he said.
“Those were very hard times. I think it was
necessary in the first place because of the
He said UNC and N.C. State have be
come strong research universities as a re
sult. “I think we have all profited from
what has happened,” he said.
In 1963, a fourth campus, UNC-Char
lotte, was added, and in 1969, UNC-
Wilmington and UNC-Asheville became
part of the system. In 1972, the legislature
decided to alter the structure of the BOT
and renamed it the Board of Governors.
“What happened legally is the concept
See UNIVERSITY DAY, page 2
n •, D I- , _i • i , DTH/ STEFAN NIKLES
David Baker, a senior from Raleigh, speaks to students at a Million Man March rally outside the Undergraduate Library
on Wednesday. The rally was held to encourage black students to attend the march in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
Black Man Council Rallies March Support
BYROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
STATES NATIONAL EDITOR
They called it “The Quiet Before the Storm.” But quiet it was
UNC's BTack Man Council sponsored a rally to educate stu
dents about the upcoming Million Man March, to be held in
Washington, D.C., on Monday. The Black Man Council was
formed this year to promote community building.
Speakers at Wednesday’s noon rally in front of Greenlaw Hall
discussed the motivation behind the march and tried to answer
questions that students might have had about the event and the
scheduled on-campus activities.
Dwayne X (Eatmon) told the black students at the rally to stay
out of class and out of work and only to frequent black merchants
Monday. Eatmon is one of the campus organizers for the march,
which is the brainchild of Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation
of Islam and the Rev. Ben Chavis, formerly of the NAACP.
Eatmon said, “We as men are going to stand up and say it’s
time to take care of our responsibilities.”
One speaker, who was identified as Ron X, explained that the
march was not intended to exclude women, as many people have
“We know that behind every strong black man there has to be
a strong black woman,” Ron X said. “Sisters, you have shoul
dered the responsibility for the black man since the beginning of
time. Without the black woman there would be no Million Man
“This march is not about racism, it’s about the love of the black
man for the black woman.”
Speaking to the issue of the woman's role in the day’s events
was UNC graduate Billie Burney. She told people at the rally that
the best way for women to participate in the march was to support
the black men going by staying home.
See RALLY, page 13
Oct. 16 Schedule of Events
Sunday, Oct. 15
■ 7 p.m. - Community prayer with those traveling to
Monday, Oct. 16
In the Pit
■ 11-11:30 a.m. Lecturer #1
■ 11:30-noon Campus speakout
■ Noon-12; 15 p.m. Performance
■ 12:15-12:45 p.m. Lecturer *2
■ 11:30-2 p.m. Seeds of Sheba luncheon
■ 10:30-11:30 a.m. Workshop, 'Economic Develop
■ 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop, 'Political
■ 1-2 p.m. - Workshop, 'Africana Womanism'
■ 2-3 p.m. Workshop, 'Campus Community Develop
ment’ and 'Making Your Major Work for the Blade
■ 5:30-6:30 p.m. Workshop, "Where Do We Go From
■ 8-9 p.m. Workshop, The Black Family'
■lO p.m. Candlelight vigil with those returning from
Black Workers File Second
Grievance Against Chapel Hill
in an ongoing controversy, the Black
Public Works Association filed an official
grievance last week with the Federal Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission,
claiming the Chapel Hill Public Works
Department engages in racially discrimi
natory practices and prevents blacks from
obtaining merit-based salary increases and
It was the second grievance filed by the
BPWA in the last four months.
“(Town of Chapel Hill) employment
policies look racially neutral on the surface
but have an adverse impact on African-
Americans," BPWA attorney Mark
The grievance, filed on Oct. 5, alleged
that “the town has adopted policies which
result in a racially disparate impact on the
African-American employees in its Public
Works Department and ... it engages in
discriminatory treatment of its African-
“We are going to cooperate with the
EEOCintheirinvestigation,” Public Works
Director Bruce Heflin said. He declined to
comment on the specific allegations con
tained in the EEOC grievance.
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Dorosin said pay raises awarded on the
basis of performance often perpetuate ra
cial discrimination within the Public Works
“We (BPWA) believe that black em
ployees are given lower employee ratings
when they are eligible for pay raises,”
Dorosin said. “We also think that the way
overtime is given out has a racial disparity
between white and black employees.”
The BPWA filed its original complaint
with the Town of Chapel Hill on June 13.
The grievance letter outlined employees’
concerns based on racial disparities in merit
raises, overtime pay, promotions and work
assignments. The EEOC was initially asked
to intervene in the conflict but declined to
participate until an official grievance was
Originally, town officials declined to
hear the grievance, citing a North Carolina
law which prohibits municipalities from
entering into negotiations with a group of
employees or union.
The town did begin holding biweekly
meetings with members of the BPWAsteer
ing committee in early July. Town officials
involved in the consultation sessions in
cluded Assistant Town Manager Sonna
See BPWA, page 13