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mixed local reaction
Dy JOHN IKNTON
The tentative agreement betweeen the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare and the UNC system evoked
mixed reaction from University leaders.
"With the agreement, like anything else, we'll have to
wait and see what the attitude of the state and the University
will be," said Hayden B Renwick said
"The agreement leaves things a little vague," Renwick
said. "Generally when things are that vague, and are not
precise, history has shown me they generally work against
The agreement requires the UNC system to establish 29
new programs at the predominantly black schools, provide
equitable financial support for the black universities,
equalize pay and teaching credentials at black schools,
increase black enrollment at traditionally white institutions
and increase white enrollment at. traditionally black institu
tions. - : -
Vice Chancellor for University Affairs Harold G. Wallace
said UNC should achieve or surpass the enrollment goals by
1986. The University already conducts recruitment programs
for minority students such as Project Uplift and National
Achievement, he said.
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham ill would not com
ment on the agreement. .
UNC Student Body President Scott Norberg said he was
disappointed with the agreement because he expected the
federal government to have forced UNC to reduce the dup
licate programs. "The duplicate programs perpetuate segre
gation and is the main flaw of the agreement,' he said.
Norberg said that by 1986, the University, should have far
exceeded the established 10.6 percent figure for minority
recruitment Also, the 29 new programs to be established at
the predominatly black universities do not include any new
doctorate programs that could improve the quality of edu
cation and integration," he said.
Black Student Movement Chairman Mark Canady said he
was not excited over the agreement. "Nothing concrete is
coming out of the agreement There are no concrete resolu
tions ... except for the 29 hew programs for the black
schools. . v. :
"How can I get excited about the fact that the State of
North Carolina is 22 percent black and in five or six years the
University is only going to attempt to enroll 10.6 percent of
blacks at white schools?"
"I'm- very disappointed with the agreement" 1931 UNC
graduate of Biology Wanda Montgomery said. "It allows the
UNC system to implement segregation that they were initially
accused of. This is a definite matter which blacks should be
very mindful and watchful of."
"There was 15,000 pages of testimony. That's an awful lot
of talking and deciding and not much came out of it" said
Kathy O'Neill, a senior international studies and economics
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NAACP disappointed with recent decision
From stzff and wire reports
The National Association for the Advancement of Col
ored People has denounced and may challenge in court the
recent agreement between the UNC Board of Governors and
the Department of Health, Education and Welfare that calls
for desegregation goals and capital improvements for the 16
campuses, ending the 11-year-old dispute.
The agreement presented in U.S. District Court in Raleigh
this week as a consent decree proposal must be signed by
Federal Judge Franklin T. Dupree before it can be finalized.
The pact if approved by Dupree, would become a con
sent decree that would expire in1SS3 and would obligate the
UNC system and DHEW to abide by the agreement
Secretary of Education Terrell H. Bell said in a prepared
statement that North Carolina would control the destiny of
its university system. "The integrity of the University has
been maintained," said William C. Friday, President cf UNC.
The COG and the Department of Education agreed on the
following goals which the statement reported were not
. .The addition of 29 undergraduate and graduate pro-
grams at traditionally black institutions and the develop
ment of two existing graduate centers and a new graduate
center at Winston-Salem State University.
Continuing efforts to further integrate the faculty and
staff and the guarantee of equal appropriations for salaries
in the traditionally black and white universities.
Expansion of educational opportunity for minority stu
dents in the future.
The increase of black enrollment at traditionally white
universities from the present 7.4 percent to 10.6 percent by'
the 1936-87 academic year.
The increase of white enrollment at traditionally black
universities from the present 11.3 percent to 15 percent by
the same time.
The deadline for UNC to meet these goals is Dec. 31,
19CS. Bell said failure to meet the goals would not auto
matically be deemed failure to comply with the agreement.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund in 1970 filed the original
suit against the government claiming that DHEW was not
fulfilling its responsibility in desegregating 10 states.
See DHEW on pae 3
By STACY hill
A few years 230, a Hollywood film de
picted a soldier's agony of coming home
from the Vietnam Wcr and facing an intense
psychological conflict Movie-goers tearfully
watched the film while munching their pop
corn, but many never realized that one of
the persons the film dealt with may have
been sitting next to them.
The hunger strike by Vietnam Veterans in
Los Angeles is proof thit the rs:g?'.tTurcs are
still there for the men who went to Vietnam
and that they ere anxious to get the war off
their chasts and cut cf th
A ": Veterans Administration
'that out of 30,117,000 veterans -in the U.S.,
9,065,000 are Vietnam veterans. In Septem
ber 1979, there were 200,000 Vietnam vet
erans in North Carolina.
Legislation passed by Congress on June
15, which extends veteran counseling pro
grams for three years, is indication that vet
erans will continue to have places to go if
they need to talk about their problems.
The Outreach program in Fayetteville
offers free counseling for Vietnam veterans
who are having trouble handling post-war
problems. Funded by Congress and super
vised by th '. f I capital, the Outreach office
Is a place where veterans can talk about their
fears and anxieties with trained specialists
who have experienced war themselves.
Former Vietnam Crecn Beret Ernest
Conner, a veteran's specialist at the Fayette
ville center, said Outreach helps veterans
get back into the mainstream cf society.
Besides discussing marital, employment and
educational problems, the Outreach em
ployees help veterans taclla post dramatic
stress disorder, a mental difficulty caused by
veterans' trying to tla the corr.bat experience
to dally life at home, "The most serious
cases are just comics in" Conner said
See VETERANS cn pjgs 9