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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1982
Volume 9t, Issue
Tuesday, November 16, 1982 ' Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sunny but chilly today with
highs near 50. Fair tonight,
with lows in the upper 20s.
Partly cloudy tomorrow with
highs near 60.
UNC forerunner in state in cooking policy reforms
By PAM DUNCAN
UNC, unlike many other schools in the
16-campus UNC system, has instituted some sig
nificant changes in its cooking policy in response
to a recent North Carolina Insurance Commission
recommendation to prohibit high heat appliances
in residence hall rooms.
Despite the recommendations being made to all
16 schools, UNC has made the most drastic
changes of any of the schools in its cooking policy.
"We were probably hit hardest because right now
we're the school that has the most lenient cooking
policy," said Scott Templeton, Residence Hall
Association president at the University.
The present University cooking policy prohibits
any high heat appliance capable of heating grease
to a burning point and permits use of low heat and
enclosed high heat appliances such as toaster
The policy is in an educativewarning stage this
semester, but will be enforced next semester
through fines and room contract cancellation if the
policy is violated, University and student leaders
Student Body President Mike Vandenbergh said
UNC suffered greater consequences of the insu
rance commission's recommendations than other
UNC-system schools. "I don't think the Insurance
Commission intended its recommendations to be
carried out across the board," he said. "I do get
By KYLE MARSHALL
. Staff Writer
Although Affirmative Action can be an
effective vehicle for insuring equal oppor
tunities for minorities, such efforts by
UNC administrators have not worked,
Charlotte attorney J. LeVonne Chambers
said Monday afternoon. --, , - r- ; -"ChambxRwfiio
has argued civil rights
cases in the past and was a member of the
UNC Board of Governors, spoke on "The
Present and Future of Affirmative Action:
The Role of the University" before about
40 people in Gerrard Hall.
"Affirmative Action is necessary
because we don't have a neutral (racially
equal) work force in this area," Chambers
said. "If we had a neutral system, we
would not need Affirmative Action."
Since the consent decree settlement with
the Department of Health, Education and
Welfare, there has been no way to enforce
the integration of the University system, he
Chambers commented on the different
views of Affirmative Action taken by civil
rights leaden, government officials and
others. He said economist Milton Fried
man, for example, did not believe Af
firmative Action was the best way to utilize
the skills of minorities. Civil rights leader
and television personality Tony Brown felt
blacks should build up their own institu
tions, Chambers added.
. "There are many different views such as
the ones I have mentioned," he said. "I
believe Affirmative Action is the only way
of achieving the goals of giving equal op
portunities for relief to minorities.
"Since the settlement, we haven't
received reports about faculty like we used
to," he said. "The settlement provides for
no such reports."
Chambers presented statistics concern
ing' numbers of minority faculty and
students and faculty salaries at UNC.
"At the predominantly white institu
tions (in the UNC system), 2.35 percent of
the full-time faculty was black in 1975. In
1979, that percentage dropped to 2.29 per
cent," he said.
' New hires (faculty Wrings) at the white
institutions dropped from 5.25 percent to
4.54 percent over the same time period, he
Chambers' statistics on faculty and
students were from the 1975-1979 period.
University administration officials who
were present said more recent statistics
were available, which showed improve
ments in the increase of black faculty and
students in the system.
"As we have seen in this area, nothing
short of clearly established goals for
students and faculty will bring about the
type of system that's color blind,"
Chambers said. "Until we achieve this
system, Affirmative- Action will be
necessary, no matter how it's implemented
or how it's enforced.
"At UNC-Chapel Hill, we still need
some encouragement for equal representa
tion of our citizens."
In answering questions from the audi
ence following the speech, Chambers said
tuition tax credits for parents who send
their children to private institutions which
segregate "perpetuated a segregated socie
ty." "It provides a haven for whites who
want to support segregation by
establishing their own schools," he said.
Chambers also commented on the need
for more funding to be directed to the
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the impression they are not enforced as strongly
elsewhere as here."
University housing officials echoed Vanden
bergh's opinion. "None of them (other UNC
system schools) have as liberal a policy as we have
here," said Jody Harpster, director of University
housing. "Most of them don't allow cooking at
'None of them (other UNC-system schools)'have as liberal a policy as we have here; Most of them don't allow cook
ing at all. Jody Harpster, director of University housing
Vandenbergh emphasized that student groups
had to work together on the cooking policy. "If
we're going to change the policy, RHA must work
as strongly for it as Student Government is because
of the idea in students' minds that this is a final
policy already," he said. .
"There's nothing wrong with discussing en
forcement, but only if the emphasis is not taken
away from changing the policy."
Student Government recently proposed a task
force to evaluate safety of cooking in the rooms in
various dormitories. "In certain residence halls, we
can reinstate certain appliances that they're trying
to take away," Vandenbergh said.
Templeton supported the task force, but recom
mended immediate action. "I want to see what
happens with the task force," he said. "I'm
pushing for it. If it's going to do anything at all, it
needs to do it now."
Bernard Flatow explains reasons for U.S. attitude toward foreign cultures
... 1941 UNC graduate opened International Careers Symposium
Local governments take regional outlook
By LUCY HOLMAN
. Staff Writer
What will Chapel Hill and the Triangle area be like
in the year 2000? Project 2000, a voluntary group
composed of area government leaders, businessmen
and local citizens, hopes to channel growth and supply
continued resources and services to keep the high
quality of life Chapel Hill is known for.
"Most residents surveyed rank the quality of life as
excellent or good," Jonathan B. Howes, chairman of
the Project 2000 steering committee, said at a press
conference last week. "A future as good as the present
is ours to create."
The planning organization, sponsored by the
Triangle J Council of Governments, has issued a
report, "Focus On Tomorrow," presenting 21 pro
posals dealing with the economy, basic resources,
human needs and services, the built environment and
culture, and recreation for the Triangle J a region
including Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Orange
and Wake counties.
To accommodate the growth in the region over the
next 20 years, which has been projected to increase 22
percent by 1990, Howes emphasized the report's pro
Vandenbergh said the task force could not get
started until it was approved by Dixon and Donald
Boulton, vice chancellor for student affairs.
"I've proposed it to Boulton," he said. "He
knows about it; we've discussed it, and he's going
to get back to me. We can make all the recom
mendations in the world, but they'll only be suc
cessful if Dr. Boulton and housing agree to them."
RHA has endorsed the Insurance Commission's
recommendations since an ad hoc Student Affairs
Committee on residence hall safety made up of
students, University housing and Student Affairs
officials decided this summer to change the
"That's the easy, way for it to become a final
policy if students accept it too easily," Van
While Student Government is trying to modify
the policy to allow more appliances to be used,
RHA is working on proposing enforcement of the
new cooking policy next semester.
Parts of RHA's enforcement policy proposal
have been included in the enforcement policy
recommended by the Chancellor's Advisory Board
Under the Advisory Board's proposed policy,
students would' receive a warning and pay a $25
DTHZane A. Saunders
predicts needs of
posals for an urban development plan for the area be
tween Raleigh and Durham known as the Triassic
Basin, a regional land trust to preserve land for open
spaces and the development of .smaller housing units
to conserve land and to increase affordability.
Although these proposals were made on a regional
basis, Howes said local governments such as the towns
of Chapel Hill and Carrboro have shown concern with
regional planning by their joining Project 2000.
"TJCOG is a good example of local governments
thinking on a regional basis," he said. "By choosing
to participate on the council is an indication that they
realize their dependence on regional concerns."
"Of course, local governments are responsible for
the final decisions based on both regional and local
considerations," Howes said. "From a regional
perspective we win some and we lost some, but we
don't look at the losses as negative; we look at the
gains as positive."
William C. Friday, UNC system president and
chairman of the state's Project 2000, said the state
wide aims were similar to those of the Triangle J
region. "Much of what affects this region the en
vironment, water, schools, transportation are pro
posals for the entire state. Our recommendations,
fine for their first violation of the cooking policy.
On the second offense, students would be charged
a $50 fine and receive a housing contract proba
tion, and on third offense, students housing con
tract would be cancelled.
If approved by Harpster, the recommended
policy will be presented at the December meeting
of the UNC Board of Trustees.
Harpster said a memo would be released to all
on-campus students probably by Friday informing
them of the enforcement policy he has endorsed.
University Housing is also "talking about a tem
porary revamping of snack bars in James and
Morrison (dormitories)," said Mickey Sullivan,
associate director of residence life for University
She said University housing was trying to come
up with a proposal to convert some South Campus
snack bars into hot meal and fast food stations un
til the need for food service on South Campus has
been fully assessed.
The enforcement policy regulating cooking in
the rooms will go into effect on Jan. 9, 1983, when
dormitories open for spring semester, Sullivan
The money from enforcement fines will pro
bably go into a general fund earmarked for kitchen
Flatow says U.S. must
By LISBETH LEVIN E
Americans who have traditionally shown an at
titude of superiority toward foreign cultures need to
reshape their views to hold their position in. a shifting
world balance, international businessman - Bernard
Flatow told an audience" of about 100 people' in the
Carolina Union auditorium Monday.
Flatow gave the keynote address for the four-day
International Careers Symposium, which is sponsored
by the UNC International Center.
Because of the wealth of the United States' natural
resources and the country's military strength,
Americans have developed a superior attitude toward
other countries' cultures, he said.
Flatow, a 1941 UNC graduate, has served in the in
dustrial relations departments of several major com
panies. He has recently opened a China-United States
public relations company in Chapel Hill and has spent
most of his life abroad, notably in Latin America.
"We have to realize it's a new ballgame," Flatow
said. The United States used to have the most of the
qualified technicians in the world, "but nowadays
practically every country has its own specialists," he
There is still a need for specialists in foreign coun
tries, but besides a specific expertise, Americans work
ing abroad must develop an awareness and acceptance
of different languages, traditions, customs and man
ners, he said.
"It's not enough to be able to handle the language
of a country," Flatow said. "It's very important to
understand the idiosyncrasies of the country and go
with an attitude that says you're Open to learn and not
there to criticize."
The notion of the "ugly American" is not unfound
ed, he added. v
It's up to the outsider to take the first step and show
that he wants to be friends, Flatow said.
The ideal traveler or foreign representative is one
who is "tuned into the wavelengths ; of the other
culture," Flatow said.
"It's important to show that you've made a real ef
fort to communicate to them in their language," he
said. "But language is an adornment, it's not the
crucial point. The point is to understand and show a
cultural sensitivity to the people.
"I confess that the facts I learned in these halls have
, not served me as well as developing a cultural sensitivi
ty to the peoples I've lived with and worked with all
these years," Flatow said,
. which will be released Dec. 6-7, will be compatible to
those of Triangle J," he said. ?
Concerning Chapel Hill and UNC, Fiday said that
the plans of TJCOG and its Project 2000 group vere
definitely of concern. "The problems of Raleigh and
Durham affect us in terms of population movement
and thus taxes collected and services rendered," he
said. "This area is the fastest growing area in the state
and we must be prepared for it."
Although Howes said no regional proposals take
priority over another, Friday considered the problems
of the economy and education to be of primary impor
tance. "Economy is the basic problem because it pro
vides the resources to deal with the other (problems)."
However he said the greatest concern among 125,000
North Carolinians surveyed by the state's Project 2000
was education on all levels primary, secondary and
With an increase in high technology industries com
ing into the Triangle area, particularly in the Research
Park, many local leaders are advocating expansion of
technical colleges. Friday said he did not see this move
as adversely affecting the University, however. "We
would be delighted to see the growth of technical
schools. The University is limited in growth; thus ii
equipment, but that is not guaranteed, Sullivan
On-campus students have expressed concern
that kitchens in dormitories be upgraded to pro
vide alternatives to cooking in their rooms with
limited appliances, and University housing of
ficials say they are eager to listen.
"We want, to get a great deal of input from
students in the buildings (on how kitchens can be
improved)," said Russell Perry, associate director
of operations for University housing.
"Once we get into the second semester, we'll
know what kind of money we have available to put
into kitchens," he said.
Right now, UNC kitchens seem scarce. Univer
sity dormitories offer about one kitchen for every
100 students on campus, with one kitchen per floor
in the high rise dormitories and one or two kit
chens per building in the older dormitories, Perry
"Most of the kitchens are in good working
order; maybe some have a burner or something
not working," Harpster said. He added that there
will be some ungrading of dormitory kitchens, but
money is tight.
"It is the view of the University that it is not
housing's responsibility to feed the whole
campus," he said. "The food service on campus is
supposed to take care of the food needs of the
campus. We are only intended to be a support."
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Any American in a foreign country is considered a
representative of the United States by the people he
meets, he said, adding that it reflects poorly on the
United States when other people meet an American
who has no knowledge of their culture.
Flatow criticized the lack of cultural education in
the.U.Sj diplomatic corps; "We need to restudy the
type of thingTwe are' looking' for In people' we send
'We need to restudy the. type of things
we are looking for in people we send
.'I have seen many experts fall flat on their face, not
because they're not experts in their field, but because
they haven't been properly indoctrinated in how to
live, work and deal on a human relations business with
the people in the country," Flatow said.
He advised students who were considering any type
of international career to start developing a cultural
awareness of foreign cultures as soon as possible.
One of the ways to learn foreign cultures, Flatow
said, is to become friends with the exchange students
at UNC. Another way is to host or live with a foreign
student, which also has the advantage of exposing the
foreigner to American culture, he said.
Flatow said that by encouraging bi-cultural repre
sentatives, the United States can avoid the mistake it is
making now of "sending uni-cultural people to solve
The International Careers Symposium continues to
day with a panel discussion from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in
the Union Auditorium on "International Business and
Wednesday,: the representatives from several
graduate schools will discuss "Graduate Schools With
International Programs" from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the
"International Careers in Government" will be the
topic of a discussion in Fetzer Auditorium from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. Wednesday.'
The symposium concludes Thursday with "Interna-
tional Non-Profit Organizations" from 3 p.m. to 5
p.m. in room 224 of the Union, and "Other Interna
tional Careers" from 7 pm. to 9 p.m. in Fetzer
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William C. Friday
will be the nature ol the University and the community
which will change, and we would welcome them," he
The report, which will be distributed to government
agencies., school boards, planning boards, public and
school libraries and mass media, also included plans
lor a regional water commission, an emergency ser
vices planning Kurd and . voluntary cilien action
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