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"9 Years of LJirorij! Fr-:eJ
Chape! Hill, North Carolina, Tuesda,'. August 31, 1971
l. 80., No. 1
Founded Fetrua'v 23 1S93
by Doug Hall
I lie University is overenrolled this fall
; y 450 students, causing overcrowded
venditions in dormitories for nearly
1.300 students, most of whom are
Most of the students affected will be
living three per room in roorrij designed
for two people. Others will he living four
per room or in groups of five to 10 in
recreational rooms, basements or study
rooms of dormitories.
Robert F. Kepner, director of the
UNC Office of Residence Life, said
Friday all North Campus dormitories will
be overcrowded with 20 to 35 per cent
extra residents, hut only Parker, league
and Avery will he affected on South
About 30 men are on the waiting list
for doimitory rooms, Kepner said, but
spaces are expected to be found for them
"as soon as possible. " He said most of
O 0 n n
by Evans Witt
J. Carlyle Sitterson will remain as UNC
chancellor through the fall semester of
The uncertainty over 'he future of
st.itc-supported education in North
Carolina led Consolidated University
President William C. Friday to request
that Sitterson remain at his post for a
semester past his original resignation date,
Friday announced in the middle of
July that Sitterson had accepted his
request to remain as chancellor of the
largest campus of the Consolidated
University rather than to put a new man
into t lie confusion surrounding the
"President Friday and 1 agreed that it
would be unfair to place an inexperienced
person in a position that is now so
uncertain," Sitterson said after he agreed
to the additional semester in the
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John Lawrence, Jack Whaley and Stewart Walker (L to R) sat outside Mangum
Dormitory Saturday night putting on their own private concert. It didnt end until
Sunday morning. (Staff photo by John Cellman)
tho' on the waiting list are returning
students who did not make arrangements
Hinton James Dormitory, which was
scheduled to have five co-educational
floors, will now have seven coed floors
because of the housing shortage among
women, Kepner said.
He said he expects all social room
facilities to be cleared before classes and
the housing shortage to be eliminated by
Administrators and students agree the
overcrowding will have adverse effects on
the students involved.
'Too few people realize the magnitude
of the crisis we have," said Steve
Saunders, chairman of the Residence
College Federation (RCF).
"So far most people have been more
concerned with where people will be
living than with what psychological
conditions they will have to live in,"
Saunders said, adding:
"There will be much more personal
Friday mentioned another reason for
not appointing a new chancellor for UNC
late last spring when his choice for the
spot was first expected to be announced.
He said then that the man who was to be
chosen for the spot could very well
d?pend on the type of -ministration
structure within which he wid function as
the chief executive of this campus.
The search for a new chancellor began
in the summer of 1970 when Sitterson
announced that he would resign from the
post, effective Sept. 1, 1971, and return
to teaching history.
President Friday appointed an
advisory committee in the fall of 1970 to
accept nominations for chancellor and to
submit a list of not more than three
names to him as their recommendations.
The committee was composed of
representatives from all segments of the
University community, including faculty,
administration, students, alumni, staff
and trustees. The committee requested
and received nominations for the post
stress and tendon than we r.
We must reahze this an J wot
Kepner said he J r
overcrow dir.2 will serious'
cannot help but make hfe for v. -
students affected mure cramped."
"It will require mure pat;ene a:. J
understanding," he said.
Students living in overcrowded rooms
will pay ten percent less room rem. but
student leaders said they telt the room
rent should be even less tor those room.
Male University housing residents
normally pay about SI 50 per semester,
and with the 10 per cent reduction in
rent, tho-.e in overcrowded looms will
pay about SI 35.
Tli is make the total rent for an
overcrowded room about S405 compared
to the normal rent of about $300.
Joe Stallings, president of the student
body, and his advisor on residence hfe.
Robert Wilson, said the r, nt should be
from many members of the University
and interested North Carolina citizens
from across the state.
After several months of deliberation
the committee submitted three names to
Friday in the late spring as their
recommendations for the pot. Initially,
observors expected Friday to present his
choice for chancellor to the full Board of
Trustees at their May meeting for their
almost certain approval.
But then came the Warren Commission
report on restructuring the higher
education system and deconsolidating the
The uncertainty and contusion over
the future of the Consolidated University
was reaching a tenuous stage both in the
General Assembly and in the entire state
by the time the Trustees met May 25.
President Friday made no
recommendation for a new chancellor at
The deconsolidation fight raged
through the long session of the legislature
until a motion was made and approved to
consider the restructuring issue in a
special session of the legislature, allowing
the General Assembly to move on to
other business and end its regular session.
The special session of the General
Assembly is now set to begin Oct. 26. one
day after the regular meeting of the full
University Board of Trustees.
That special session of the Legislature
may decide the future structure of all
state-supported higher educational
institutions, or, if some opponents of
deconsolidation of the Consolidated
University have their way. delay any such
move until the ll)3 session of the
President Friday will await the
decision of the state legislature before he
makes any further moves on appointing a
"If action is indicated (following the
special legislature session), it will be taken
appropriately." Friday said in an
interview before the opening of the !a!l
Assembly meets Oct. 26
by Mike Pamell
Managing Edit r
The N.C. General Assembly will meet
in a special session on Oct. 2t to discuss
deconsolidation of the Consolidated
University of North Carolina.
The special session was agreed upon by
Gov. Robert Scott and State Sen. John J.
Burney (D-New Hanover during the
final weeks of the l"l Genera!
Assembly. Burney w3s prepared at that
time to introduce a bill which would put
off consideration of Scott's proposals
until the 173 General Assembly.
Burney had 2S of the 50 senators and
55 of the 120 House members as
co-signers of his bill.
The compromise effected means the
Kerr.er sa.d add::: :-.-! erer.s-c : :
;e overcrowded dorms require that th:
om rer.t n ! He ar. lower. ' e a::
:a.:i::;es. move furniture
-.ad. "The Ur.:eritv should
take a hs :. ;i
e rooms here th
have more people than the room ws
This year's housing shortage is more
critical than the ear when t!ie Universitv
faced the worst housing jims since World
Student leaders were extremely critical
oi I niversitv !i-usi:.g and admissions
policies whi Ji the sa are reponsible tor
"I think it (oveier.rollment is ver
obviouNiy a mistake in the acceptance
pohc ." Stallings said.
"The Universitv is eoinc to have to
Registration is one of the more exciting happenings in a
Universitv student's life. The long lines, the closed-out courses.
Long lines await student body
A process of waiting in long lines
begins when students pick up their
registration and course schedule forms, go
through drop-add and finally pay their
tuition and fees.
New students receive registration
instructions from their orientation
counselors. Freshmen, transfer and other
ne students must have an "Admit to
Woollen Gym" appointment card and a
Permit to Register" card to be admitted
to the gym for registration.
Old and new students who have not
registered must obtain a permit from
their deans. An admit to Woollen Gym
card can be obtained at the booth at the
front of the gym. Students will receive
further instructions once they get inside
Old students who hve preregistered
Assembly will meet this fall m an attempt
to finally resolve the situation.
The original controversy arose when
Gov. Scott offered a plan in February to
reorganize higher education in North
Carolina. A commission was created and
it proposed, with Scott's blessings, a
-i?-member board of regents with strong
budget and programs control. Each of the
Id state-supported universities would
have had small boards of trustees, with
very little power.
This proposal would have
Many proposals have been offered
since to restructure higher education.
They break don mto three categories
from which will come the special session's
revamp its admissions formula." he said.
"1: ihvuid have been obvious this was
go-.r.g to happen after last year."
Wilson suii a permanent housing
policy should be developed requiring only
freshmen to live in University housing.
A R Strickland, assistant director of
undergraduate admissions, said he was
not sure whether there would be a change
m admissions policies, but T am sure
there has been talk of some changes."
Strukland said a few of those who
have been admitted to the University
-w.!l not show up this fa!!, but 1 seriously
doubt this will alleviate the housing
shortage very much."
The present admissions policy provides
that more than "the desired number" of
students will be admitted since the
admissions office expects some of those
admitted to cancel and attend other
In a letter to entering freshmen m
June. Richard G. Cashwell. director of
undercraduate admissions, said:
the filling out of forms, the car registration -all under the
heading of matriculation. (Staff photo by Johnny Lindahl)
should present the white card they
received at preregistration at the Women's
Gym. If a student has lost his card, he
must fill out a new card at the gym.
Further instructions and forms to fill out
be presented at the gym.
ID validation stickers will be included
in the registration envelope for all
students who preregistered. "If a student
has lost his ID, he can receive
authorization for another ID in the gym
at the same time,'
said Ben Perry,
assistant director of records and
registration. There is a charge for a
Students may pay tuition and fees m
the gym at the same time. Payment is due
at registration and must be paid by the
end of the first week of classes, Sept. 10,
-the proposals which would make
only minor changes in the present system;
these proposals assume that either there is
basically nothing wrong with the present
system or that more study should be
done on the subject with the 1973
Assembly giving tinal consideration to the
-proposals that would strengthen the
present state Board of Higher Education,
or create a new agency with greater
planning and budget authority than the
present board; these proposals may or
may not deconsolidate UNC.
-proposals that would bring all
institutions under one board, which
would have broad authority to coordinate
and govern the entire system; these
proposals would become part of the state
"As a normal r:
dmits bev end the
"The number sf..
our offer was far greater
and we are Ucmg a:
some 500 students "
Cashwell uc o.. :-of
available tor comne:::
changes in admicsu". pv;
This year's housing
onlv fresitmetr to live
v e ' s
housing. However, until Lt pro
sophomores and junioi tra;.er a-.
required to live on campus
The policy was changed las- vpr.-g
allow junior transfers to live otKamp
and the policy was again changed dut
final exams last semester to M.
sophomores to live off campus. Neo1
of the changes are permanent.
in the cashier's office m hv :
Any student who is
scholarship, loan or wrk-study gra-i!
should go by the Student Aid Ottict- arol
check on his payment procedures " f here
are so many different sort ) . .; pjvment
plans that a student should tin J
which one he is under." -a; ! ''
Woodard, University cashier.
Another line begins with drop-add
Drop-add for pre-registered stuJerts only
will be held in Woollen Gym on Sept I
A student must show his blue copy -A the
registration form at the door in order to
be admitted to drop-add
The regular drop-add period rur.
from Thursday. Sept. 2 thr ...ah
Wednesday, Sept. h . except Sept. 4.5. .r
constitution, thus prohibits g Juture
tampering by the legislature.
All plans to deconsolidate the
Consolidated University have met with
vigorous dissent from the University
community. The UNC Board of Trustees
voted unanimously last spring to fight the
proposals which would break up the
40-year-old Consolidated University.
Most criticism of the plan from the
University community has suggested that
there are political motives behind Gov.
Scott's proposals to restructure. These
criticisms suggest that it is an attempt by
the eastern part of the stale, particularly
in relation to East Carolina University, to
undermine the most politically powerful
university in the state, i.e.. the University
at Chapel Hill.