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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1S32
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Thursday, September 23, 1932
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
r i ii i j m ii
Volume p, Issue 1
By KYLE MARSHALL
Black faculty members have expressed
disappointment with UNC's policies in
recruitment and hiring of black faculty
and non-faculty employees at the Universi
ty. The Black Faculty Staff Caucus, which
represents all black faculty and non
faculty that are covered under the Exempt
from Personnel Act, released a position
paper last week. The paper stated its posi
tion on "various issues relative to the
overall status of black faculty, staff and
students at UNC."
One of the caucus' big concerns "is the
way in which black potential applications
- for employment are treated, and another is
the procedure for monitoring grievances,"
said Audreye Johnson, caucus chairperson
and associate professor in the UNC School
of Social Work.
Johnson said she knew of instances
when black applicants for faculty and non
faculty positions in the University had
their applications overlooked or "buried."
"What is at issue is that sometimes
black applicants are not considered in
good faith," she said.' "Blacks are offered
jobs not in relation to their skill level, or
sometimes their applications don't get con
sidered for a long time."
But Dan Burleson, assistant personnel
director of the office of employee rela
0 tions, said the University hired all
employees on the basis of qualifications.
"We don't take race into account," he
said, !'Wfeen a persost applies for. a job, we
base our decision on that person's -
' The employment division of the depart-
ment of personnel annually submits a
report to the UNC Affirmative Action of
fice, stating its goals for hiring non-faculty
employees, said Jack R. Stone, assistant
"Our goals are based on the work force,
as reported by the Employment Security
Commission," he said. "We can't really
project how many openings we're going to
have, so we look at hiring percentages
from past years and base our decisions and
goals on this."
About 81.8 percent of the black workers
in State Personnel Act positions at the
University are employed in service and
maintenance, but only 3.9 percent of black
employees work in executive, adminis
trative and managerial positions, accord- -ing
to the caucus paper.
"If the number of black employees in
lower categories of employment increases,
as it has in the past five years, why can't
there be growth in the higher categories?"
The caucus also expressed disappoint
ment with recruitment and hiring of black
"I think we should look at how people
are employed, and then look at what hap
pens to blacks when they are employed,"
Johnson said. "It seems that black ap
plicants to University positions aren't
taken very seriously."
In last week's Faculty Council meeting,
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham III
said the University should work harder to
recruit more minority faculty.
"With an increasing number of black
students, there is even more reason for us
to seek out black faculty," Fordham said
this week. "Of course, our standards for
hiring are high, and we would not want to
hire someone simply because he or she is
black. But we do need to make a more
conscious effort to hire black faculty. "
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Getting into it
Kasey Kennison, an employee
and eager bystanders dip into
sundae last night in the Pit.
of the University Dining Service
the deliciously tempting 58-foot
to prevent BUI
By ALAN MARKS
Drunk drivers beware: you may be in
danger of extinction.
In danger, that is, if the Chapel Hill
Police Department has its way and receives
a federal grant to fund a driving-under-the-influence
. The department has applied for a
$66,000 Selective Traffic Enforcement
Program grant, which, if approved, would
allow the department to put a unit of four
officers on Chapel Hill city streets to
patrol specifically for DUI violations.
The enforcement program is scheduled
to run from Oct. 1, 1982, to Sept. 30,
1983. If the full amount of the grant is ap
proved, the department hopes to have of
ficers patrolling the streets by November.
Federal funds would pay for 70 percent of
the program and local funds would foot
the rest of the bill.
The department hopes to increase DUI
arrests by 10 percent through the program,
said Lt. Wilbert Simmons, who is involved
with the program.
Four officers would patrol streets six
:bour$'inigbi-ftree; nights a week, and
would stop persons they think are driving
under the influence of alcohol. The
department also would experiment with
administering on-the-spot pre-breathalyzer
tests to determine if the person should be
The pre-test would not be admissible as
evidence in court, but would provide the
officer with a "quick determination of
whether the person should be arrested and
taken in," Simmons said. "It is designed,
by law, to be more of a convenience to the
person than the officer."
Usually, a person has to be arrested and
taken to the police station before a
breathalyzer test can be administered, he
A computer would be used to identify
problem DUI areas in town based on past
statistics and officers would be assigned to
areas according to the data.
The grant also would be used to fund
and develop public information programs
on drunk driving, and to send officers to
educational programs offered by the
Governor's Highway Safety Program.
Officers used in the enforcement pro
gram would be off-duty and paid overtime
for their work. Off-duty officers are
needed for the program so that the depart-,
ment can maintain a status quo in existing
services, and so off-duty officers can focus
their attention specifically on DUI en
forcement, Simmons said.
The program was designed to combat
and control the increasing problem of
drunk driving in Chapel Hill, Simmons
said. It would be similar to one the Raleigh
Police Department already operates.
Chapel Hill police arrested 302 people
for driving under the influence in 1981,
and had made 166 arrests through July of
this year. There were 1,320 traffic ac-
cidents in Chapel Hill in 1981i resulting in
over $900,000 irTplopc at
tributed largely to drunk drivers.
People between the ages of 18 and 24
make up 42 percent of the town's popula
tion, and 45 percent of the accidents in
1979 and 1980 involved people between the
ages of 19 and 27, he said.
Major Arnold Gold, head of the police
department's uniform patrol division, said
one goal of the department would be "to
develop the best program we can to reduce
accidents." The department hopes to
establish some good programs through the
grant and to continue the programs when
the grant runs out, he said.
At Wednesday's meeting
CGC allocates $ 1 ,043 to part-time emptoyment services
By CHARLES ELLMAKER
The Campus Governing Council unanimously ap
proved an appropriation of $1,043 to the executive
branch of Student Government Monday night to keep
the Student Part-Time Employment Service in opera
tion through February.
Although the CGC appropriated $500 for the ser
vice during the summer session, SPTES proved to be
more expensive than expected, Student Body Presi
dent Mike Vandenbergh told the council. Because of
this, funds allocated to other executive programs were
transferred to the service, he said.
. Some disagreement over funding the service arose
between CGC members during the meeting.
CGC member Charlie Madison (District 23), chair
man of the CGC finance committee, said that the pro
gram was "possibly the best program the executive
Yet CGC member Dan Bryson (District 18) sparked
controversy over the funding of the service at a CGC
Finance Committee meeting Wednesday. Bryson said
it was not fair that the executive branch which
already has such a large budget for its programs
should be able to fund a program at the expense of
other programs, and then return to the CGC later for
money to "bail it out."
"Would you go out and drive a car around for a
few days and then ask your friends to pay for it,"
Bryson asked during the CGC meeting.
But Paul Parker, director of the;SPTES, defended
the service, pointing out that because the service was
much more successful than most people thought it
would be, it was also more expensive.
"These are start-up costs," Parker said. "We won't
have expenses like these every year.'' The service has
spent to date about $1,200.
Student Government representatives had initially
asked the Finance Committee for increased funding of
$1,630 the amount of SPTES' projected budget
through February minus the already appropriated
$500. But the committee lowered the allocation to
$1,000, saying that the executive branch should take
-responsibility for its actions. v
Bryson said during the CGG meeting the program
was very worthwhile but should have limited funding.
"I was just afraid that they (the council) would raise
the amount of the appropriation," he said.
Parker said that more than 390 students more
than half the students using the service had gotten
jobs through SPTES. "It would be a shame to see a
program this good collapse.".
Other CGC members expressed concern about the
signals sent out to other organizations if it funded the
"What about the other organizations whose good
projects were cut last spring?" said CGC member
Diana Baxter (District 8). "What are they going to say
if we fund a worthwhile program almost as an after
thought when their (programs) were cut because of
lack of funds?" .
CGC member Garth Dunklin (District 1 1) question
ed how much the executive branch really wanted the
program. "If we cut a project like this, we're going to
look like a bunch of jerks, but how much is the exec
branch going to stick out its neck for this program?"
Vandenbergh explained that without the extra infu
sion of funds early in the program's life, it would not
have been ready for students when they first got back
to school, when they most needed it. "Nothing was
done under the table, we just needed to get it going,"
he said. "Now, it's either fund the program or we'll
The CGC also passed a bill subsequently allocating
$35 to the executive branch for the purchase of a filing
cabinet for the employment service. Funds for the
cabinet were allocated by the summer CGC, but the
original estimate on the cost was wrong, said Student
Body Treasurer Brent Clark.
In other business, the CGC passed a bill allocating
$35 to the judicial branch of Student Government for
a copy meter, or "autotron." Sharing one meter bet
ween all sectors of Student Government created exten
sive organizational and theft problems, Madison said.
Also, a resolution approving the transfer of 2,000
student tickets to the UNC Athletic Department for
the Thanksgiving home football game against Bowling
Green University was passed. Because many tickets for
the game would not be picked up by students, the
tickets were transferred to be sold in advance to alum
ni and town residents who would not normally be able
to purchase tickets, said Perry Morrison, Carolina
Athletic Association president.
The students will be recipients of a guaranteed
$10,000 from ticket sales. The athletic department, the
CGC and the administration "would decide later how
the money would be used, but the money would pro
bably go toward financial aid,1 Morrison said.
Drug to help sic la
e cell victims
By NANCY RUCSER
First of a two-part series.
What do futuristic offices, sickle cell anemia,
preschoolers' development and new criminal
sentencing legislation have in common? All are
subjects of current research at UNC.
More than 20 research centers and institutes
are listed in the Campus Directory; most are at
tached to a specific department or curriculum,
such as the Center for Urban and Regional
Studies. Others are autonomous, like the
Highway Safety Research Center and the In
stitute of Government.
At the UNC School of Medicine, research is
underway on an experimental drug to help
sickle cell anemia patients.
The principal investigator, Eugene Orringer,
associate professor of internal medicine, is try
ing to understand the cause of shifts in red
blood cell fluid which lead to deformed or
The new drug may prevent this dangerous
cell movement since it has been shown to affect
the red blood cell membrane, Orringer said. He
explained that the drug worked at much lower
concentrations than older anti-sickling drugs,
and has a lower toxicity. He expects more
positive results later this fall, after which the
drug may become clinically available.
The sickle cell clinic, which treats patients
regularly, "combines education, patient care
and research all under one clinic program," Or
But not all UNC researchers are white-coated
microscope users. Sociology professor Henry
Landsberger's main research instrument is the
For his comparison of international health
policy attitudes, Landsberger sent question
naires to leaders of physician and hospital
associations, consumer and insurance groups,
labor organizations and political parties and
public health associations in the United States,
Great Britain and West Germany. . y
Landsberger said he hoped to "uncover
underlying core issues (cost, government's role,
profession's role, technology use)" with his
study, and to determine if "they're the same as
between different groups and different coun
He credited the Institute for Research in
Social Science for much assistance with the
questionnaire's construction and statistical
In addition to housing the Lou Harris Data
Center and detailed U.S. Census data, the In
stitute offers access to "computer-assisted
machine readable statistics," said psychology
professor Bibb Latane, the Institute's new
One of Latane's own research projects looks
at how the office of the future where people
will work at in-home computer terminals,
minimizing face-to-face interaction will af
fect interpersonal relationships. "Do you get
along as well with people you can't see?" he
The Institute of Government sees mostly
state and local government employees, for
whom they conduct short courses and "con
sulting, and publish manuals such as the recently-released
Municipal Government in
When "we perceive a need for a publication
to deal with a problem, we set about (re
searching and) publishing it," said IOG Direc
tor John Sanders.
. Currently, the IOG's lawyers are monitoring
judicial sentencing decisions. A new state law
requires that judges adhere to "a specific set of
penalties for a specific set of crimes," unless
they can justify doing otherwise (lighter
sentences for first-time offenders, perhaps),
By reviewing sentencing decisions made six
months prior to and after the legislation took
effect, the Institute hopes to learn why judges
follow or disregard the law, and how the prison
population is affected.
Also involved in longitudinal (over time)
research is the Frank Porter Graham Child
Development Center, which is studying the
development of a socioeconomic mix of
The children who are enrolled in the center's
on-site day care program which encourages
each child's development to his or her potential
"seem better able to adapt to elementary
school than the comparison group (not at
FPG's center)," said director James Gallagher.
Their studies have shown that "the notion that
day care erodes the relationship of the family
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