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By ANN PETERS
University students can be one of the most influential lob
bying groups in North Carolina and in Washington, D.C if
their efforts are organized, said Student Body President
Norberg said he believed The University of North Carolina
Association of Student Governments, a board made up of
student body presidents of the 16 UNC campuses, could help
make students' concerns better known. The association elec
ted Norberg president two weeks ago.
"This board represents a constituency of 125,000 students,
so with what we decide and come together on at the
UNCASG meetings, we can become strong lobbyists," Nor
"Here we have 16 different campuses that can come to
gether and agree on anything important to all of us."
serves as students' voice
Bob Saunders, last year's student body president, said the
association was an excellent place for student body presi
dents to transmit ideas, especially for the establishment of
"The association (also) takes positions on issues affecting
state-wide education, (such as) tuition hikes," Saunders said.
"In the past, if s done more transmitting of information. The
new area they're going to explore is developing state-wide
v". Saunders said that in 1976, UNCASG had put together a
bill that would allow beer and wine to be sold on the UNC
system's campuses. One vote kept the bill from reaching the
floor of the State House of Representatives and the Senate.
Norberg said he hoped to strengthen the effectiveness of
the board so important issues could be examined, especially
.the issue of financial aid cuts. Norberg said he would try to
organize letter writing campaigns and lobbying trips to
Washington, D C. Adding a student member to the Board of
Governors is another goal, he said.
"With 120,000 students, (and), the future of this state
behind us, that kind of bargaining power can be consider
able if we use it right"
" Student concerns about the UNC-DOE agrement also will
be considered by the board. "1 think the entire University
system is dedicated to equal opportunity education for
North Carolina and there's no intention in stopping where
the decree ends off. (The board) can recommend positive ac
tion to be taken for deficiencies of the agreement."
Norberg said that instead of condemning the agreement,
students should suggest ways to extend the requirements of
the agreement In addition to the enrollment of more black
students at predominantly white campuses and more white
students at predominantly black campuses, a retention pro
gram for minorities should be instituted at all the campuses
UNC reps atten d ASA con vent ion
By LUCY HOOD
Two student government representatives
traveled to Washington, D.C. last month for
the American Student Association's annual
Tony Lathrop, town relations chairman,
and Al Perry, national affairs chairman, at
tended the ASA convention. With a member
ship of 1,000, ASA is the largest student or
ganization in the United States.
Perry was chosen to represent North Caro
lina schools at the regional level. The local
region, which includes North Carolina, also
incorporates Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky
and West Virginia.
Speakers at the convention included con
gressmen and government administrators
who encouraged students to become active
in politics, Lathrop said. Among the speakers
were: Secretary of Defense Terrell H. Bell;
Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; Sen. George Mc
Govern, D-S.D.; Rep. Ronald Dellums,
D-Calif.; Rep. Philip Crane, R-III.; and Sen.
Burch Bayh, D-lnd.
In addition. Perry and Lathrop said they
spoke vith an administrative assistant for
Rep. LH. Fountain, R-Orange.
Perry said that Fountain had surprised.him
in the past by voting for legislation unfavo
rable to students. "! don't think he (Fountain)
can any longer be counted on as far as stu
dents are concerned," he said.
Lathrop agreed saying Fountain had been
supporting President Ronald Reagan's bud
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