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Volums 87. Issue No. V j Thursday, March 20, 1SS0, Chapel Hl, North Carolina
By GARY TERPENING
The status of women facultv members at UNC
must be evaluated in light of an overwhelmingly
white male Dower structure, according to a
report released this week by the Faculty Council
Committee on the Status of Women.
"Women are virtually ahment from the ranks of
department chairpersons, the most powerful
people in the University on matters ol hiring,
tenure and promotion," the report states. "There
are two women department chairpersons in
Academic Affairs; two in Health Affairs. Except
tor the dean of the School ot Nursing, there are
no women deans, vice chancellors or
chancellor. Women are thus absent from the
power structure of the University."
The report, which will be discussed by the
Faculty Council Friday, states that there is a
clear perception among female faculty that at the
highest levels of the University administration
there is a commitment only to the letter, and not
the spirit, of affirmative action. -
Whether justified, the report states, the
existence of this perception is itself a cause for
concern and a motivation for legal action by
those who feel they have no recourse within the
"It (the perception) may also be a deterrent to
the. hiring and retention of qualified female
faculty members, who may prefer to accept
offers at universities noted for their good faith in
dealing with women faculty," the report states.
The feeling that the affirmative action process
at UNC is imperfect results from two kinds of
problems, the report states: inadequacy of
formal rules and regulations and informal
The report notes that the affirmative action
officer at UNC is a part-time position and that
many universities employ a full-time
administrator in the position. The affirmative
action office should be directed by a full-time
officer, the committee recommends.
Douglass Hunt, vice chancellor for
administration and the University's affirmative
action officer, was unavailable for comment on
the report's recommendations Wednesday.
The report also states that written procedures
for hiring, promotion and tenure do not yet exist
in every department in the U niversity. "Until it is
possible for every entering assistant professor to
read a description of her department's
procedures, and thus to know when, how and in
what manner her performance will be evaluated,
women will not be treated fairly in certain
circumstances," the report states.
Rules alone cannot prevent unfairness from
entering tenure decisions, the report states, and
factors other than those identified as criteria for
tenure often enter into the decision-making
Some departments have few women faculty,
making the integration of new female faculty
Departments with few women professionals
tend to be rigid in their standards for female
Departments tend to have higher standards
for women than men for tenure qualifications.
Because of a dissimilar percentage of female
students and female faculty, many women
faculty spend inordinate amounts of time
counseling and advising students.
The report compares the percentages of
faculty by rank professor, associate professor
or assistant professor and states that the most
striking fact is that since 1974, 3 1 male professors
and no women professors were hired.
"As long as they (women) are grossly
underrepresented in these ranks." the report
states, "they will be unable to influence
departmental and University policy,-especially
as it concerns the tenure process for assistant
According to the report, in 1979 women made
Women not denied funds
says aid director Geer
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Committee to review
Moody's tenure denial
up 5 percent of all professors, 17.9 percent of all
associate professors and 26.5 percent of all
A decline in percentages of assistant
professors since 1977, the report states, is
inexplicable because it comes at a time w hen the
pools of qualified female Ph.D.s are increasing
both in quantity and quality.
"This decrease will diminish the size of the
pool of females eligible for promotion and
tenure," the report states.
It states that it is instructive to compare the
1980 report with one made by the first
Committee on the Status of Women in 1973.
"That so many of the recommendations
remain the same in 1980 as they were in 1973
suggests to us (the committee) that the
University has not implemented affirmative
action," the report states. "The credit for the
See WOMEN on page 2
By GARY TERPENING
A recently released report by the
Faculty Council Committee on the
Status of Women charges the
University with financial aid
discrimination, but Director of Student
Aid William M. Geer said Wednesday
the report contains inaccurate data.
"The data in the report is
misrepresented by the Committee on
the Status of Women in every financial
aid category," Geer said. "The student
aid office will report to the Faculty
Council on Friday afternoon correctly
interpreted data in all categories of
student financial assistance. This will
show that there is no discrimination
against women or any other category of
students by the student aid office."
But Joan W. Scott, chairman of the
Committee on the Status of Women,
said Wednesdaythe -data in the report
was collected from evidence supplied by
the Office of Student Aid.
"When the report was written about a
month ago," Scott said, "we (the
committee) made repeated requests for
discussion of the figures, but the
requests were denied. When his (Geer's)
office was asked to verify the figures, the
reply was that the figures were
The financial aid report, part of a
larger report on the status of women at
UNC scheduled for discussion by the
Faculty Council Friday afternoon,
states that although the UNC student
body is now 52.6 percent female,
women receive less in each of the four
categories of financial aid: grants,
loans, employment and scholarships.
"What is surprising," the report
states, "is that female students last year
received $800,000 less in grants,
$700,000 less in loans, $1 million less in
-job compensation and $450,000 less in
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scholarships. Knowing of no reason
why women students' needs should be
less, the committee is gravely concerned
by these disparities."
Geer said there is not now and there
has never been any discrimination in the
awarding of student aid for any reason,
a including race, sex, age or geographic
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By LYNN CASEY
A special UNC Board of Trustees
committee will review today the denial
of tenure "to an assistant professor of
geology who has charged her
department with exhibiting sex
discimination and personal malice
. Geology professor Judith B. Moody,
who has taught at UNC since 1974, was
denied tenure in February 1979 by the
Department of Geology. She appealed
the department's decision to the Board
of Trustees in January.
Trustee Chairman Ralph N.
Strayhorn appointed a three-person
committee to investigate Moody's
charges. This is the second such
committee, to be named to review a
denial of tenure. The first committee
was appointed last fall to review Sonja
B. Stone's denial of tenure.
Mtrtrdy Tt trd- s p e c i a lizes rin
geochemistry, petrology and
mineralogy, first appealed the
department's decision to the Faculty
Hearings Committee in May 1979, but
the committee ruled that there was no
substantial proof of sex discrimination
or malice in the department's decision.
The Faculty Hearings Committee
considers three types of charges
tenure decisions wrongly based on a free
speech issue, discrimination based on
race, sex, religion or national origin or
Moody criticized the review process
because it does not consider the merits
of the faculty member. Only a
professor's department judges his or her
Moody was the first woman hired as
an assistant professor in the geology
department and the first woman to
come up for tenure in that department.
Because of her minority position she
said she feels like a fish in a bow! being '
inspected by her male colleagues. She
said she believes more isexpected of her
because she is a woman.
"T he problem is if you arc the only
woman in a male department you arc in
a token status and that puts you in a
difficult position," Moody said.
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By CINDY BOWERS
The Chapel Hill Planning Board Tuesday heard strong
protests against a restriction in the town's proposed zoning
ordinance which would limit to four the number of unrelated
people who could live in a single dwelling unit.
"Is alienation of the University students worth the passage of
this restriction?" asked Joni Walser, housing coordinator in
student Body President Bob Saunders' administration.
"This housing ordinance would restrict the number of students
living in town," Walser said. "I don't need to tell you that this
would anger students."
"Granted, we (students) are a transient part of the population,
but we are a significant part," Walser said.
Despite the protests, a motion made by Board member
William Rohe to drop the controversial restriction from the
proposed ordinance died when no one would second it.
"I'd rather wait till we could come up with a substitute, board
member Don Francisco said.
Opposition to the. restriction also was voiced by
representatives of the Orange County Association for Retarded
Citizens and other residents who fear it would make the
establishment of group homes for disturbed citizens difficult.
Town Planning Director Mike Jennings also voiced doubts
about the practicality of the housing restriction.
"The enforceability is something we have to be honest about,"
Jennings said. "Self-enforcement is the only way it's not
something that can be enforced by a building inspector."
Planning Board Chairman Roscoe Reeve said, "I'd very much
like to throw this family definition out. It's got too many
problems in terms of its implications."
As chairman, Reeve was unable to second the motion to kill
the housing limitation.
Before its discussion of the controversial restriction, the
Planning Board heard a presentation made by Linda Shaw of the
town's Human Services Department. Shaw described some of
the housing problems in Chapel Hill that have led to the
consideration of the proposed restriction.
"The University is a major element in the (housing) problem
because it is a major user of housing," Shaw said.
"The growing number of students (and) the lack of adequate
dorm space. ..encourage this (a housing crunch).
"The percentage of students renting houses in low-income
neighborhoods has also concerned us," she said.
"Students can pool resources and afford rents that low-income
One reason for the housing restriction was to limit the number
of students who could pool resources and outbid low-income
families for housing. Some supporters of the restriction say the
limitation would give low-income families an advantage in the
competition for housing.
But Jennings said later the restriction actually might cause
more problems for low and moderate income citizens by
intensifying the competition with students for housing.
"There's the potential that if we did limit the number living in a
unit to four and made it economically unfeasible for students to
rent units in Lake Forest, they might seek out low-cost units in
In an informal gathering before the Planning Board meeting.
University officials briefed some board members on plans for the
proposed student athletic center on Manning Drive.
University Planning Director Gordon Rutherford, Vice
Chancellor for Business and Finance John Temple and architect
Joseph Hakan presented plans and a scale model of the 22,000
The University will make its application to the town for a
special use permit in May. The Town Council must grant the
permit before the center can be built.
TUNC court to hear appeal
about GPSF ref erendnna
Sallie Hughes enjoys a gift from a friend, and as "Julie's Birthday
Bubbles" float slowly toward the sky, their rainbows reflecting a familiar
childhood pasttime, a patch of grass near Lenoir Hall becomes the
sunny playground or backyard from days gone by. For more spring
related stories, see page 6.
Consumer group reports
Nursing home in Iro
By LYNN CASEY
Staff W riter
Craig Brown, a UNC law student representing five
UNC students in a Student Supreme Court case will
ask the court today to void the results of a Feb. 5
referendum which guarantees funds to the Graduate
and Professional Student Federation.
Brown is asking that the results of the-refcrendum.
which passed by a required two-thirds
margin, be voided because the polls on
the day of the election were open only 1 1
a.m.-4 p.m. The General Elections Laws
require the polls to be open 1 1 a.m.-5
p.m. That requirement was approved by
the Campus Governing Council in 1977,
but Brown and Elections Board members
were not aware of it until last week.
The referendum, an amendment to the
student constitution, guarantees the
GPSF 15 percent approximately
$18,000 of the activities fees paid by graduate and
As counsel for the five plaintiffs. Brown had filed
earlier complaints against the Feb. 5 election. The
Supreme Court decided Feb. 26 to hear the
complaints. Since then, both the plaintiffs and the
defendants Elections Board Chairman Scott
Simpson, former CGC speaker Rhonda Black and
former GPSF president Roy Rocklin have been
gathering evidence and soliciting witnesses while
waiting for the court to set a date for the hearing.
Because Brown considers the evidence to
conclusively show that the referendum should be
voided, he will ask the court to make a summary
judgment and void election results without holdinga
The court will hear Brown's motion today at 5 p.m.
in the Carolina Union. If the court rules against the
summary judgement motion, it will set a date for a
tearing so that it can review all the complaints and
evidence and decide whether to void the election
Supreme Court Justice Roy Cooper said if a
hearing vere held, it would be held the
beginning of next week.
Wayne Rackoff, a UNC graduate
student and counsel for the defense, docs
not believe the complaints lodged against
the election are sufficient to void the
"In any elections case. I believe the
Supreme Court must balance whatever
errors might have occuncd against the
obvious fact that in most campus
efcetions the popular will is easily
discernible by the'vote tallies," Rackoff said.
Graduate students turned out in record numbers
for the GPSF referendum. I he final vole on the
referendum was 2.105-95. Flections Board
Chairman F. Scott Simpson said.
The plaintilfs in the case arc Brad Lamb, Kathi
Lamb. David Wright, Elizabeth Barlowe and
The original suit was brought by Brad and Kathi
Lamb on behalf of the Campus Governing Council.
The other three plaintiffs arc named in the suit to
represent the interests of the spectrum of students the
suit claims were discriminated against because of
alleged election irregularities.
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By CINDY BOWERS
Staff V riter
Pine Ridge Nursing Center of Chapel Hill may
lose its license and be forced to close if it does not
begin adequate employee training and patient
screening programs by April 14, June Milby of the
state Department of Human Resources said
But Milby also said an investigation by the slate
Attorney General's office into charges of physical
abuse of patients at the Chapel Hill nursing home
failed to turn up enough evidence to prosecute the
management of the center.
"There were some allegations of patient abuse
which were not substantiated," she said. "(The
Attorney General's office) did not find enough
evidence to go ahead with any legal action."
The investigation of the local nursing home began
after Friends of Nursing Home Patients, a local
consumer health group, complained about two
incidents of patient abase at the home. The case was
turned over to the state after the Orange County
Department of Social Services conducted a
FN HP's complaints about the center arose when a
resident of Pine Ridge telephoned the group and
reported witnessing two cases of abuse on Jan. 20.
The anonymous caller said he saw two orderlies
use bodily force to remove a patient from another
patient's room. He also said he saw the same
orderlies shove a patient into his room and then
heard the sound of a slap.
"I took those complaints to the Orange County
Department of Social Serv ices," Richard Schramm.
FHNP director, said. "They found sufficient reason
that patient abuses had occurred."
Charles Parkinson, administrator at Pine Ridge.
Wednesday refused to comment about the alleged
But he did say, "We did our own investigation and
they (the orderlies) are not here now. We've got new
management coming in, and they're totally different
Nationwide Health Care Management, owned by
William M. Phillippe of Charlotte and Clyde Parker
See NURSING on page 2
Pins Rldsa nursing horn could lose IU Ilccmt
...Investigators found Inadequate personnel training