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f k Sails Cloudy Today will be partly cloudy and not so cool with a high in the mid 70s; the low tonight will be in the mid 50s. The probability of precipitation is 20 percent today, and 10 percent tonight. Rent increase Dorm rent will increase about 10 percent next year, according to James Condie, director of housing. See page 3 for details. Serving the students and the University community since Volume 85, Issue No. 1 Tuesday, April 4, 1978, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Please call us: 933-0245 Cautious optimism characterizes faculty views on Honor Code By DIANE NORMAN Staff Writer Cautious optimism is the prevailing attitude expressed by faculty members involved in the recent controversy surrounding the elimination of the "rat clause" from the Honor Code. "It is clear that the previous system didn't function well," said Henry Landsberger, professor of sociology. "The new system can't function any worse, and it is my sincere hope that the new system will function better." Landsberger said he hopes the removal of the "rat clause" will enable students to support the Honor Code wholeheartedly and renew their commitment to the ideals of academic integrity. With the elimination of the "rat clause," students are no longer legally bound to report observed instances of cheating. Although this means students may no longer be tried in Honor Court for failing to report a violation, they are morally obligated to report cheating under the guidelines for student conduct. "The fact that the students called the provision for reporting violations the 'rat clause' reflects that they perceived it to be in conflict with their responsibilities," said E. Maynard Adams, chairperson of the faculty. "The purpose in eliminating the 'rat clause' was to remove an obstacle in the way in which people relate to the Honor System," Adams said. "Hopefully, this makes it much more likely that students will see the Honor System as theirs one they can embrace." The next important step, Adams said, is to design an educational program which will provide sufficient consciousness-raising information abour the Honor'Code to improve the actual operation of the new system. "Whether the changes in the Honor Code really have any effect depends on the educational efforts on the part of the students and faculty of the University," said Mark Appelbaum, associate professor of psychology. "Simply changing the structure of the Honor Code won't change things very much," Appelbaum said. "The Honor Code will be successful if we can manage to instill in the students the importance of being honorable." "There is a feeling on the part of a number of professors that the Honor Code is a farce," Landsberger said. If an increase in reports of cheating violations and more convictions by the Honor Court result from the. revisions of the code, then faculty confidence in the system should increase, Landsberger said. "There is a wide belief among members of the faculty that if they report honor violations to the student courts that nothing happens," Adams said. "If there is evidence that the judicial system is working that students are being tried, that they are being convicted when there is a reasonable amount of evidence against them, and that they are being dealt with fairly then there will be more cooperation from the faculty in reporting cases and less chance of departments dealing directly with suspected honor' violations," Adams said. ' See HONOR on page 3. - ; I fssO f .k j Vv W- V V ' r-'-- .-V - ,WrT. -iJ.i 4:-,-- -V. . f ' J " m - - : mft!l 1 T '"w i ": . WmflftW W m:xMMMMWM: 4gM. : . 'T!fM .; riVilWrntrifiMfi . imm&mum! $ ( r ( ... :i t,W'SmMSmm :, . -.JiSr: .. - - vwn- - : WvX-A - --.-..-:-v-:---- - ... . .... .3 fciwrtm.aW; ' djP' - I 1 f. mm .y. z Rejected by UNC NCSU gets economical Bell Centrex system Hitchin' a ride Slatf photo by Scott Johnston By SI SAN I.ADD Stiff Writer N.C. State University has accepted a plan (rejected by UNC last semester) whereby students will not be charged directly for telephone installation or monthly service, Gerald D. Hawkins, NCSU assistant dean of student affairs, said Monday. A new Southern Bell system, Centrex 2. will be put into operation at NCSU this fall. Phones will be installed in every room this summer. Formerly, each two- or four-room suite had one phone. Phones will have permanent four-digit numbers and will he hooked up before students move in. UNC considered a similar arrangement with Southern Bell last fall, but rejected the proposal because University officials said they believed the system would generate extra work for the University with little real savings to students. The cost of the NCSU service will be absorbed by a $25 increase in dorm rent, making the total rent $235 per semester. Hawkins said. Approximately $18 ol this w ill be appropriated to Southern Bell. A one-time installation fee will be payed by NCSU to add approximately 400 phones to dorm rooms. Phone installation at UNC will cost $21 next fall, and the average monthly service charge will run between $8 and $9 before any long-distance calls are made. "We think it will be a real advantage," Hawkins said. "It will give telephone access to all students, save them money and improve service." But Bain Jones, former UNC Residence Housing Association president, said, "The figures we had (which would have required at least a $28 dorm rent increase) show that, in the long run, students wouldn't be paying any less. It also takes away the right of the student to decide whether or not they want a phone. It was my feeling that the system was unsound." John I., t emple. UNC vice chancellor for business and finance, said a prime objection to the system was that it "required the University to get back into the telephone business." "In effect, we would be contracting with Southern Bell and suh-contracting to students," Temple said. "We w ould have to set up a system as a go between for the students and the phone company. This would have to be translated into more student cost." "We just see it as another utility," Haw kins said. "We contract w ith Carolina Power and I ight for power, and we contract with Southern Bell for telephone service. If a student doesn't want a telephone, we can have it disconnected, but he won't get a reduced rent. It will be considered part of the rent." Joe Mills, NCSU Inter-residence Council president, said State students are in favor of the system. "In the long run. it will be much simpler and cheaper for the student." he said. Southern Bell will bill NCSU at a monthly rate for local service. Students may contract separately with Southern Bell for long distance service. As phone numbers will be permanent, a listing w jll be published of dorm rooms and numbers as well as a current student directory. Other universities using the Centrex system are the University of South Carolina, Clemson and Appalachian. NCSU became interested in the program, investigated the system at these universities and talked with representatives about their opinions of the system, Hawkins said. "Of course, there's a lot of extra work involved for us," Haw kins said. "It was our feeling that there were as many advantages as far as communications and savings to the student. Next year we may find out that we made a mistake, but I don't think so." Georgia Tech unanimously voted into ACC Monday From Wire Reports ATLANTA Georgia Tech officially joined the Atlantic Coast Conference Monday and, will become an eligible participant in conference'sports as of July 1, 1979. The Executive Committee of the ACC said after a meeting with Tech's athletic board that requirements for membership in the conference had been fulfilled and that members had voted unanimously for Tech's admission. The action put the Yellow Jackets back in a major football league again after 14 years as an independent. They will also be a member of one of the country's top basketball conferences as of the 1979-80 season. The other members of the ACC are Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia and Wake .Forest. Tech will be formally inducted into the ACC at the conference's spring meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C., May 16. ,The biggest problem facing Tech athletic officials will be the makeup of football schedules which are arranged years in advance. Duke is the sole ACC team scheduled only for the next two years. Some schedule swapping may be arranged and the conference may also designate certain games as conference contests to enable Tech to qualify for the league championship, but even so it will probably be at least five years before Tech will compete for the conference football title. "I'm delighted," UNC Athletic Director Bill Cobey said. "Tech will be a tremendous added dimension to the conference." Duke Athletic Director Tom Butters said; "Georgia Tech is a class, prestigious institution. It will broaden our scope as a conference and open up a great metropolitan area. 1 think it will be mutually beneficial to both of us." Maryland Athletic Director Jim Kehoe, who was one of Tech's biggest supporters in its move to gain ACC admission, suggested that Atlanta's Omni would make an excellent site for the ACC Basketball Tournament. Tech has been an independent in football since 1963, when it withdrew from the Southeastern Conference. The school applied for readmission to the SEC last November, but was turned down because the league didn't want more than 10 members. Tech has participated in the Metro Seven basketball conference for the past two years. Former Rep. Galifianakis got $10,500, Park testifies From Wire Reports Former Rep. Nick Galifianakis, D-N.C, was named as a recipient of $10,500 in cash from Korean rice dealer Tongsun Park during Park's testimony before a congressional investigation Monday. Testifying before the House Ethics Committee under questioning from special counsel Leon Jaworski, Park said the money was among payments to 30 congressmen ranging from $100 to $62,000. Park said he was not trying to buy influence in Congress. Galifianakis' Durham law office said the former congressman was out and could not be reached. Last year, Galiafianakis denied a report he was one of several congressmen under investigation for allegedly aiding Park in his lobbying and business schemes. Galifianakis said he knew Park "only in strictly social terms" and said he returned a $500 campaign contribution from Park because of a policy of not accepting donations from foreign nationals. The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that Park gave $850,000 to past and present congressmen to buy influence for the South Korean government. . Park said his actions were based on business motivations only. Former congressman Galifianakis served three terms in the House. In 1972, he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate against Republican Jesse Helms. In 1974, he sought the Democratic nomination for Senate but lost to Robert Morgan. f f ' 4 "l ' ' 1 Nick Galifianakis CGC sites negligence BSM official says charges unfounded By MARTHA WAGGONER Staff Writer Allen Johnson, chairperson of the Black Student Movement, said Monday that charges of negligence in the handling of BSM funds made by former Student Body Treasurer Todd Albert are unfounded. Albert froze BSM funds Friday night because the group violated a CGC treasury law prohibiting student organizations from spending more money from a CGC appropriated loan than the group maintains as collateral in its unexpended balance. In the Daily Tar Heel Monday, Albert said, "The leaders of BSM knew of the loan situation last year and should have known about their spending for this year. Then it seems like they didn't care. They haven't brought in any money to pay back the loans, but officially, $165." Johnson said Albert's comments gave the wrong impression of how BSM handled its funds. "There was no haphazard spending of money," he said. "There was a reason behind every expense made." Johnson said BSM has paid hack $900,, substantially mote of the loan titan the $165 iv. J hv Aihtt bobby best, bM treasurer, said he was upset by Albert's implication that he had not been doing his job. "I've been checking regularly with Mrs. Sparrow, (director of SAFO)," Best said. Horton said Sparrow told him that Best had done an excellent job as BSM treasurer. . BSM was granted a $ 10,000 loan last fall. The group has spent $2,334.31 of this loan and has pending debts totaling $4,203.29. This comes to $6,537.60. As of Friday, BSM had $2,177.59 in its general surplus, which brings BSM's imbalance against its loan to $4,360.01. Johnson said that $3,700 of this figure is money requisitioned for the Kool and the Gang concert held March 23. The BSM ow ed $101.87 in January when its members began planning Black Awareness Week. After the week, BSM was $144.69 in debt. BSM also loaned its choir $720, bringing the total imbalance to $966.56. Horton, Johnson and Best are counting on the choir's repayment of the loan, $300 from a planned calendar sale and uncollected money from awareness week to pay the $966.56. BSM olTicials claim the organization . would not oe in debt il u had not incurred a substantial loss from the concert. The exact amount of the loss from the concert is still unknown, but Johnson said he is certain the loss was no greater than $2,500. BSM was depending upon the concert to help pay back its debts, Johnson said, but only 275 tickets were sold. BSM also was in violation of a CGC ruling which prohibits the spending of loan money after Feb. 20. Best said he understood that any loan money was supposed to be budgeted by Feb. 20, but that CGC gave BSM the loan to pay for cultural activities, including the concert. The actual signing of the contract, Johnson said, was delayed until after Feb. 20 because of contract negotiation problems. Johnson said BSM would pay back as much of the loan as possible by the May 15 loan deadline. "We're going to do the best we can, given the time and resources we have," he said. Johnson said BSM wants to work with student government, "if they give us a chance and stop some of these petty loopholes we don't know anything about. If the people who make the rules don't know, how ate we suppose to know?" Indian Awareness Week attempts to stifle stereotype By KATHY HART Staff W riter The Carolina Indian Circle is sponsoring Indian Awareness Week April 5-8 in an attempt to make UNC students aware of Indians on campus. The week will kick off Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall with a panel discussion on American Indian health. A slide show. Strike at the Wind, is an outdoor drama about the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County. Ron Leith, teacher, administrator and curriculum developer at the Red School House in St. Paul, Minn., will speak on "Alternative Education for Native Americans," at 8 p.m. in 1 1 1 Murphy Hall. The Red School is an Indian alternative school established seven years ago. Thursday's events include: a slide show, Indians Strangers in Their Own iMnd, at 2 p.m. in Room 213 Carolina Union; The Longest War, a documentary movie made at Wounded Knee, S.D.,at3 p.m. in Room 213 Carolina Union; and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. at the Forest Theater. Friday at noon, the Pit will be alive with the drums and dances of theCoharie and Lumbee Indian dancers. At 8 p.m., the Kola Powwow begins at a location south of Raleigh and continues through Saturday. Indian dancing, music, crafts and food will be available at the powwow. Indian Awareness Week meets the Carolina Indian Circle's objective to promote Indian awareness at the University and in the community, says Janet Whitmore, a member of the circle. It also attempts to correct the Hollywood inspired stereotyped Indian headdress, she said. "We see the Indian dances in the pit not as perpetuation of the Indian stereotype, but as showing students something that is unique to the Indian culture and something that is common among all Indian tribes." Whitmore said. The Carolina Indian Circle, formed three years ago by Lana Dial with the help of the Campus Y, was begun primarily as a social outlet for Indian students, but has since developed academic, recruitment and awareness goals. "We want people to say 'Yes, there are Indians in North Carolina and on this campus,' "said Keith Brewer, chief of the circle. "It is just a matter of educating people that we are here. We are not out to prove that we are different, just that we exist. "Society today is full of different cultures and ours isn't the predominant one, but at least through programs like Indian Awareness Week we can begin to gain some recognition for our culture and its heritage." ! 'i f J I ft BS 1 ' Art by Jy In CwsO! 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