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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 87, Issue No. 133f)f
Thursday, April 17, 1980 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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reiHrt9 lack of input
By LYNN CASEY
The Committee on the Status of Minorities and the
Disadvantaged will recommend Friday that the Faculty Council
request that the chancellor create a function within the
University's administrative structure that will enhance the well
being of minority students and faculty.
The recommendation is part of the committee's final report
assessing the University's efforts to address the problems and
needs of minority faculty, staff and students. The committee has
concluded that the University has failed in its efforts by omission.
The report does not specify how the function of addressing
minorities' needs and problems be done. It leaves that decision up
to the chancellor.
During open hearings last fall, the committee found that no
one disagreed that a mechanism should exist within the
administration to enhance minorities on campus. However,
views differed on whether an office of minority affairs or an
assistant to the chancellor would best serve the function
identified in the report.
The report states, "The need is not for a position or an office
described by any particular descriptive name and we propose no
such name. An office or person of whatever name which did not
have these functions would not address the problems and needs
The report discussed four problem areas concerning
University minority affairs. It said there was:
No administrative mechanism to coordinate minority
admissions, financial aid and counseling, "all of which are
obviously interrelated functions bearing directly on the success
and welfare of minority students."
No systematic review of reports and data to monitor
recruitment and welfare of minority faculty and students.
No central mechanism to advise persons on how the
University can guarantee that the best efforts are made to
enchance the well-being of minority faculty and students.
No central mechanism within the administrative staff to
advocate changes and causes for minorities.
The report stresses that these functions must take place at a
high administrative level. "We strongly urge that the person in
charge of these functions reports directly to the chancellor and
should be accountable to him," .it states. It further adds that the
person should not be in an administratively subordinate position
to the several vice chancellors in the present structure.
UNC law professor Charles Daye, chairman of the committee,
further said the report stated the need for the institutionalization
of these functions. "Creating a temporary committee, temporary
office or temporary anything won't work and would not be
satisfactory," he said.
Hayden B. Renwick, associate of the College of Arts and
Sciences, said, "It is an excellent report for what it says but there
are a lot of open ended things."
Renwick said the report did not talk about numbers, and full
implementation of-the report would require many people. "I
don't think it's going to be fully implemented," Renwick said,
"What you're going to have is one super black or four or five
super blacks trying to implement the plan. It just can't be done."
In a Wednesday night meeting the Campus Governing Council
unanimously voted in favor of endorsing the report but added
that the report was just a first step in increasing the number of
minority faculty and students on the UNC campus. The CGC
further promised to continue to fight and speak loudly about the
need of "a truly representative University community."
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Leo Varshauer protests Thornton report Wednesday
...curriculum changes set off widespread criticism
By GARY TERPENING
The Dean's Coordinating Committee to review the
undergraduate curriculum presented Tuesday night
the recommendations of its nine subcommittees, and
the proposals to revise liberal education at the
University were met with heavy student criticism.
Student Body President Bob Saunders criticized
the committee for the lack of student input used in its
decision making and said efforts to revise the
curriculum were being made too quickly.
"Why the hurry?" Saunders asked. "There is a
perception on campus that the report is being rushed
through. This is the only hearingwhere students have
been able to have any input, and we need more like
this. I strongly urge you to slow down."
Samuel R. Williamson, dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences and chairman of the coordinating
committee, said the report on the curriculum must be
completed soon and cannot be taken back to the
drawing board with each new change of Student
Weldon E. Thornton, coordinating committee
member and English professor, said the
subcommittee's recommendations were tentative
and subject to further review.
"The job of the coordinating committee is not to
merge and pull together the subcommitte's
recommendations into a revised version of my
committee's report," Thornton said.
Thornton was chairman of the Committee to
review the Undergraduate Curriculum, which
presented its report to Williamson last June.
Williamson said there will be more discussion and
more student opinion gathered before the report is
completed either late this semester or early next
"We are in the process of putting things together
with the cooperation of students," Williamson said.
In addition to Saunders' comments on the report's
timing, the recommendations were criticized for not
addressing black studies and not allowing flexibility
for students choosing curriculums.
In a statement issued earlier this month, the UNC
Black Faculty-Staff Caucus opposed
implementation of the original Thornton report or
any revised report that did not address sufficiently
The caucus said in its statement the
recommendations of the Thornton report were
deficient because they failed to provide that every
UNC student should be exposed to courses which
focus on black culture.
The recommendations threaten to dilute the
quantity and quality of exisiting courses which focus
on the black experience and also will diminish the
capacity of the University to attract and retain black
faculty and students, the caucus said.
The nine subcommittees recommended for the
General College curriculum:
See THORNTON on page 2
Proposal may spell departure for Iranian students
By GELAREH ASAYESH
"My father's been sending money (for my
education) for jive years. If I have to go back
now it's all that money and all that time and all
the pain from the separation down the drain."
Iranian student at North
Carolina State University
Although State Department offcials have
said President Jimmy Carter's new hard line
against Iran will not affect Iranian students in
the U nited States legally, a proposed regulation
may result in the students having to leave the
"(When you enter) the United States (the
official) gives you what is called an 1-94 form
an entry and departure form which says how
long you can stay in the United States," said
Verne Jervis, press officer for the U.S..
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
It is the 1-94 form and not the visa which
allows a foreigner to stay in the United States,
according to Peter Topping, acting director of
the UNC International Center. Most foreign
students in the United States have duration of
status on their 1-94 form, which allows them to
stay in the country as long as they remain
students. The proposed regulation would
eliminate duration of status and return to the
previous system of 1-94 forms which would be
valid up to a maximum of one year. This would
enable INS officials to review the status cf
foreign students each year to determine
whether they are complying with the terms of
- their visas.
Under Carter's proposal, once the duration
of status is revoked, the students as well as
other Iranians should have to leave the United
States once their 1-94 forms expire.
"We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue
new visas, except for compelling and proven
humanitarian reasons, or where the national
interest of our country requires," Carter said.
Only Iranians who need emergency medical
care, or have immediate family in the United
States would be allowed to remain in the
country, Jervis said. Iranians who fear special
hardship in Iran, like religious or political
persecution, would be allowed to seek asylum
in the United States, he said.
Jervis refused to speculate on whether
Iranian students would have their 1-94 forms
renewed once the duration of status was
dissolved, "They are not affected at present," he
said. "As to what may happen several months
from now, I cannot comment or speculate on
Many Iranians in North Carolina are unsure
of what may happen to them. "When there is no
diplomatic relationship (between the United
States and Iran) life can at any point become
difficult for Iranian students," said Abolhassan
Jalilvand, an Iranian at UNC who is working
toward his doctorate degree in business
administration. "How can you get money?
(There are) a lot of potential problems which
are not clear right now.
"I have worked consecutively since 1974 to
get my doctorate. M y only concern has been to
finish my education. There will be a
tremendous financial and psychological cost
for me (if I have to go back to Iran)."
Most students are concerned about money
which the Iranian government previously
channeled to them through the Iranian
embassy which was closed down last week.
However, a third party may offer to assume
some functions of the Iranian embassy,
government officials said.
"The Iranians have discussed (it) with several
countries," Anita Tockman, a press officer in
the State Department said recently. "There
have been press reports that Algeria will do it,
but it has not been formally announced." The
United States and the third party would have to
formally accept the proposal, as well as the
Iranian government, Tockman said.
"A lot of my friends have had financial
troubles." said one Iranian at N.C. State
University. "The money is not arriving on time.
I was rather close to the brink myself for a
Although they feel themselves to be
See IRANIAN on page 2
Visitation change stuck in bureaucratic shuffle
By LINDA BROWN
If you're a student at Carolina who's been around a
couple of years, you might remember a controversy
concerning dorm visitation policies.
You also might remember that because of that
controversy, the Residence Hall Association turned in a
report suggesting 24-hour visitation on weekends.
If you're not sure what action has been taken on the
issue, you're not alone. After being in the air for more
than two years, the proposal has yet to receive final
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Donald Boulton
said Tuesday, he hoped he could make a decision on the
proposal by next week, but that he had not had much
time to look at it.
The proposal, which has gone through three RHA
presidents, was begun in 1978 by then RHA president
Don Fox. Fox, who is in law school now, said this week
that in 1978 he heard a rumor that there might be a
crackdown on visitation. RHA officers then went to the
housing department and to the chancellor's office to
check into the rumor.
"The more we got into it and talked with the residents,
we found that no one was particularly happy with the
situation at that time," Fox said.
To find out what the students thought of the current
visitation policy, RHA distributed a survey asking the
students, among other things, if the visitation policy met
their needs. Of the students polled, 85 percent said they
believed the visitation hours should be extended.
RHA then made a final recommendation on the basis
of the survey results and on advice from residence
directors. The recommendation proposed two added
hours to the weekly visitation schedule and 24-hour
visitation on weekends. Once completed, it was sent to
the Housing Advisory Board.
When the board met last fall, it made its own
proposal. The board suggested an option plan which
allows students to choose between four visitation
policies: no visitation; 10a.rn.-l a.m. Sunday through
Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 10
a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and open
visitation weekends; or 24-hour visitation all the time.
The boards proposal was not sent to Director of
Housing James D. Condie until shortly before
Christmas break. He developed a proposal from those of
RHA and the Housing Advisory Board. Condie's
proposal, which now is with Boulton, has not been made
The delay of a visitation proposal decision has at least
one person upset. "We wanted to initiate something
hopefully by last fall and at the latest this spring," Fox
said. "Since I graduated last spring I can't really say
where the problem is. With all of the research we put into
it, I can't believe that it would be the fault of RHA."
Fox said the delay might lie with the administrators.
See VISITATION on page 2
ape escort service expands
By MELODEE ALVES
A female sophomore leaves the Undergraduate
Library about 9 p.m. and decides to walk back to her
dorm instead of waiting for the bus. As she passes
through the parking lot near her dorm, she hears a
rustling. She attributes the noise to a squirrel, but
still quickens her pace. Before she reaches the end of
the lot, a man springs from between two cars, shoves
a knife to her throat and rapes her.
This is a hypothetical situation, but,
unfortunately, it does happen. Many women have
chosen to walk by themselves at night to a library or a
dorm. And that decision has left them open for
attacks ranging from simple assault to rape with
As concern about rape has increased, the
University Police have urged women not to walk
alone at night. Some parking lots and paths are well
lit. Yet these efforts may not be effective in deterring
a potential attack.
In a survcry of 230 students taken by a Speech 55
class, 85 percent expressed much concern for security
on campus. The remaining 1 5 percent thought that it
was only a slight problem. Of the women surveyed,
71.5 percent said that their activities were restricted
at nighj and 28.5 percent said that they didn't go out
at all at night once they reached their dorms.
Joe Buckner, a sophomore from Siler City,
decided earlier this semester a method more effective
than staying inside or walking scared at night was
needed to combat such a serious problem.
The method he came up with was the Rape Assault
Prevention Escort service.
Comprised of 180 men from the Olde Campus
Residence College, the RAPE service provides
escorts for women to and from the North and South
campus dorms, Granville Towers, the sorority
houses, McCauley Street and Fowler's. The men are
required to work only one hour a night with six men
and 30 alternates working each hour. The RAPE
service is available from 7 p.m.-l a.m. Sunday
through Thursday. During exams STOW, Scott and
Henderson residence colleges will join Olde Campus
and service will be provided 7 p.m. -7 a.m. every day
but Saturday, Buckner said.
Although the escorts are volunteers, the residence,
advisers in Olde Campus, who takes service calls,
have a complete list of where, when and by whom
women are escorted. "The RAs pick the most
dependable, outstanding guys in the area," Buckner
said. "We want to eliminate the possibility of
imposters getting in." He added that if a woman
thought an escort was too friendly, she could report
him and he would be removed from the service.
Response to the service has been good, according
to the Speech 55 survey. RAPE, averages 15 calls a
Of the students surveyed, 85 percent said the
service was valuable and they would like to see it
continue. It was given a good-to-excellent rating
from 54.6 percent of the North Campus students and
60.4 percent of the South Campus students surveyed.
Only 1.2 percent expressed a negative attitude about
Buckner has been tentatively granted a $720
budget for next year by the finance committee of the
See RAPE on page 2
Spring festivals increase beer sales
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Fowler's stocks up
...before the deluge
By DIANE VETO
Signs of this weekend's Chapel Thrill concert can
be seen all over town ticket lines winding around
the Carolina Union, students sporting Chapel
Thrill T-shirts and local stores stocking shelves to
the hilt with beer.
In anticipation of the coming festivities, some
local beer retailers have ordered up to a tvw-eck
supply of beer to ensure that they will not runout.
During Springfcst last year, retailers were
unprepared for the increase in bccr-drinking and
were unable to supply enough beer for all their
"It's dangerous to run out of beer as wc did U
year," said Jim Caye of Fowler's Food Store on
Franklin Street. "We get a lot of irate customer."
Fowler's sold an average week's supply of beer in
two days during Springfcst last year, Caye aid.
This year the store's shelves arc stocked with a
normal two-week supply to meet the demand.
In an average week. Fowler's sells from 500 to
1,000 cases of beer. This week they have an extra
2.000 cases in stock.
"We have enough beer to float the BntUh nav,"
He believes there is still a strong ptmibiliiy ttc
store will sell out of beer.
The Happy Store on Franklin Street ha
doubled its regular inventory in preparation for the
concert's beer drinkers.
"I his is strictly speculation on our part, since
this is our first year with Chapel I brill," manager
Stanley New bold said.
"We're counting on not running out. but we're
strictly shooting in the dark." he said.
Sales of premium beers at I he Happy Store
normally range from 300 to 400 cave per week.
East week the store sold about oOO cac for
Springfcst, he said. He said he expect sale to be
even higher this weekend.
Wayne Cole. rnanaj.er of Party Heveragc C o on
Franklin St.. said there was also a rise in beer alc
at hi store last weekend
"If that (lat weekend) wa any indication, we'll
really have a good weekend." he &4uJ.
Cole estimated that beer alc ihould more than
triple during Chapel Thrill. epccidlly if the
weather is gtHid.
"On that particular day you have more people
drinking beer than uuai!) drink," he aid. "It put
people in a good frame of mmj "
HudeiM-f the faoK-'st v.-Hifi)j Ker. make up the
majority 01 trie loucavcU tock in retail torev I tic
retailer hope they will be prepared to handle the
demand of ihn vcaf' vuluuci.