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Vol. 78, No. 95
by Lou Bonds
A new academic calendar allowing
completion of final examinations before
Christmas holidays has been approved for
1971-72 University academic year.
The new calendar dates for 1971-72 are:
Fall semester opens
Registration, freshmen and transfers
Last day of classes
Spring semester (1972) begins
Spring break begins
Last day of classes
Final examinations - "
1972 Summer session: first term, May
by Bob Chapman
Members of the Student-Faculty
Stores Committee, an advisory group to
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson, will meet
today at 3:30 p.m. in the Frank Porter
Graham lounge of the Carolina Union to
Students interested in running for editor of The Daily Tar Heel must have
two faculty recommendations, a qualifications list and a two-page policy
statement in Publications Board Box 13 in the Carolina union today by 6 p jn.
Interviews for prospective candidates will be held by the Publications Board
Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Union. A campus-wide election will be held in March
to determine the new editor.
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Classes for the 1971 fall semester are
to begin on Thursday, Sept. 2 and will
end Friday, Dec. 10. Final examinations
will be given, Monday, Dec. 13 through
Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson issued
memorandums Friday to all members of
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Tuesday, Aug. 24
Wednesday, Aug. 25 to Friday, Aug. 27
Monday, Aug. 30 to Tuesday, Aug. 31
Wednesday, Sept. 1
Thursday, Sept. 2
Monday, Nov. 29 (8 a jn.)
Friday, Dec. 10 "
Saturday, Dec. 1 1 to Sunday, Dec. 12
Monday, Dec. 13 to Wednesday, Dec. 22
Monday, Jan. 10
Tuesday, Jan. 1 1
Tuesday, Jan. 11
Wednesday, Jan. 12
Monday, March 1 3 (8 a jn.)
Monday, March 20 (8 a.m.)
Thursday, April 27
Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30
Monday, "May" I to Wednesdays May': 10
Sunday, May 14
29 - July 6; Second term, July 7 -Aug. 15.
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discuss possible revision of the bad check
The present policy came under fire
after warrants were issued against 10
JJNC students for passing bad checks at
the Student Stores. Questions have been
raised as to whether notices of the checks
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weekend, of course. (Staff photo by Leslie Todd)
the faculty and student body advising
them of his approval of the calendar.
According to the memorandum, only
one change will be made in the calendar
for the current year. Commencement
exercises have been moved from Monday,
May 31, to Sunday, May 30 to facilitate
attendance by guests of graduating
Next year's fall term officially opens
on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Freshman
orientation, freshmen and transfer
student registration and all other
registration will be held until the first day
of classes. .
University students will enjoy four
extra days of Christmas holiday. Since ,
examinations end before Christmas, the
usual break between fall and spring
semesters was added to the holiday time
Commencement and graduation
exercise will be held on May 14, 1971.
No changes will be made in the two
1971 summer sessions scheduled to begin :
classes June 5. Following completion of
the first summer session July 13, the .
second session will begin July 1 5 and end
The 1972 summer sessions will begin !
May 29 with the second session ending ?
The change came as a result of the
Chancellor's calendar committee
proposing the change of University
calendar to conform with the calendars of
other area universities and colleges.
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were received by students before the
warrants were served.
Two student members of the
committee, Steve LaTour and Gerry
Cohen, met Monday morning with
Chancellor Sitterson to discuss the bad
check situation. Also present were
Claiborne Jones, assistant to the
chancellor, and Dean of Student Affairs
The students requested the Chancellor
to nol pros the four cases which have not
yet come up for trial and to make certain
the records of the students already
convicted not contain their court records.
Indicating his concern for the
situation,, the Chancellor has
recommended the advisory committee
suggest reasonable procedures dealing
with bad checks, according to LaTqur.
Sitterson could' not be reached for
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The main complaint against the
current calendar policies was that
students were required to take final
examinations following a two-week
Some colleges within the Consolidated
University and in North Carolina usually
allow the fall semester to end before
Christmas with the spring semester ending
The complaint against the spring
semester schedule was that it ended at the
end of May allowing other area college
students to monopolize on summer job
In making the calendar changes,
Sitterson pointed out he was following
the 1969 guidelines set "down by the
Executive Committee of Consolidated
University Trustees requiring two
semesters of instruction at 17 weeks each
excluding vacation and holiday periods.
The committee also delegated the
responsibility for arranging the calendar
of each component institution within the
Consolidated University to the individual
chancellor with the advice of a
Sitterson said he made his decision
following consultation with the
Committee on Instructional Personnel,
the .student-faculty calendar . committee'
and with the Faculty Council. -
He added the new calendar will require
no changes in the 1971 holiday schedule
already announced for non-academic
LaTour, who has interviewed six of
the 10 students involved, said he will
report his findings to the committee in
hopes future problems will be eliminated.
"It is my conviction that if the
committee had been consulted, the
arrests would not have occurred," LaTour
said. "It is clear to me proper notification
was not followed in the six cases
Tom Shetley, general manager of the
Student Stores, claimed earlier each of
the students were sent three notices
before the action was taken.
LaTour said of the six cases
investigated, half received only one notice
while the other three had received no
"I am not seeking to blame the
Student Stores for this situation,"
by Jim Reed
Special to the DTH
(Editor's Note: Jim Reed is a member oj
Chi Psi fraternity and has done an
extensive amount of research recently on
the fraternity system at UNC. This
article, the thud in a series, concerns the
issue of social versus business fraternity
and the increasing support for a coed
An interesting issue of fraternity life is
that of the potential advantages and
disadvantages of the professional
fraternify versus the social fraternity.
Jim Williams of Kappa Psi (Pharmacy
School) contends that because brothers
all have a common interest (Le. the same
major) there is a greater unity than that
of a social fraternity. However, a social
fraternity offers more diversity to the
' individual while still retaining a feeling of
This is not to say that the brothers in a
professional fraternity are not diverse,
but rather that a social fraternity by its
very nature will be more diversified than
a profesdonal one.
However, professional fraternities do
have one unquestionable advantage over
social fraternities. Since the brothers have
Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority greet interested coeds during rush
Monday night. Some 160 women, mostly freshmen, are estimated to be going
through sorority rush this spring. (Staff photo by Leslie Todd)
160 coeds attend
spring rush parties
by Jessica Hanchar
More than 150 women attended their
first night of spring formal sorority rush
last night during Round I of rush parties.
,,U-The rounds of parties will continue
until Monday night, preference night.
The majority of women participating
in formal rush are freshmen. This is the
first time freshmen women have been
able to go through rush.
LaTour said, "I am merely trying to make
certain this type of situation does not
happen in the future."
He expressed hopes for better
communications between the Student
Stores and the committee.
LaTour reported the six students who
were tried on bad check charges were
found guilty and were forced to spend a
night in the Hillsboro jail to await .
sentencing the next day. Each had to paj
$20 court cost and jail fee and the cases
were given a prayer for judgment
"In summary, the action of the
University was a hasty action and is
indeed a tragic situation f? the students
arrested," LaTour comrtnted. "It is a
situation that could and should have been
a common interest they are able to
organize projects with greater scope and
efficiency. Kappa Psi has two far-reaching
projects worth mentioning. One deals
with drug - abuse a program in which
brothers travel throughout the state
lecturing in high schools on various issues
concerning drugs. The second program
deals with admirnstering medical care to
impoverished people within the Triangle
Another issue is that of whether
fraternities should retain their present
structure of all males or possibly include
co-eds in their programs. The consensus
of people interviewed is that a great many
fraternities will be having social affiliates
this semester or next.faB. Moreover, the
programs will be aU-enco repassing instead
of being purely "sociaL"
Seminars and speaker programs will be
held as well as various projects in which
the girls will participate. Another angle of
the concept of fraternities having social
affiliates is that the living experience is so
Cindy Adams, an affiliate of Pi
Lambda Phi, contends that their program
has been successful and that all the
members are quite closely binded.
Moreover, she views the brothers as .
Formal rush began Sunday night in an
opening rush convocation in Gerrard Hall.
Women were introduced to sororities and
the Greek way of life and given final
instructions on rush procedure.
After the convocation, the rushees
broke up into groups of about 10 with
their rush counselors. Each woman's rush
counselor is living in the same dorra as
the rushee during this week.
" Counselors represent Panhellenic
Council rather than individual sororities.
The counselors are in the dorms to help
women going through rush and to
represent sorority life in an informal way.
"Many of the counselors have been
counselors before," explained Betty
Raybon, rush chairman for Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority. "We hope they are
better able to help rushees because of
Rushees are attending parties at all
sorority houses this week according to an
alphabetical schedule explained by their
'The parties are a lot more informal
than fall rush parties were," said Mm
Julie Jones, assistant dean of women for
sororities. "We have smaller groups of
women going to each house. This way the
women can get to know each other better
and get to know sorority life."
Round I parties will continue again
tonight from 6 to 10:15 p.m.
Round II, consisting of a series of
Open Houses, will be held Wednesday and
Round III parties will be held Friday
night and Sunday afternoon.
After the last round of parties Monday
night, women will go to Gerrard Hall to
sign preference cards.
Bids win be matched Tuesday morning
and invitations to pledge distributed
friends while still socializing with them as
if she weren't a social affiliate. More
precisely, she is viewed not as a "sister,
but rather as a "friend."
Pi Lambda Phi has developed a system
where both sexes can develop meaningful
relationships with one another while still
not becoming "relatives." As to the
question of whether fraternities will
become co-ed or not, the consensus of
those interviewed is that the trans tiorial
step toward girl affiliates is quite -necessary.
The major reason for the recalcitrance
of fraternities to become co-ed-is simply
that they would cease to be
"fraternities." A feeling that the bonds of
brotherhood would be weakened is quite
Nonetheless, John Evans of Pi Kappa
Phi and Dick Robinson of St Anthony
Hall both believe that fraternities will
eventually become co-ed. Chris Sawyer,
Doug Swain and Kirk Walker of Chi Pa
are developing detailed plans that will
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(The next article in the series concerns
the question of integration in fraternities
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