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J' ft Band concert The UNC Wind Ensemble will give a free, public concert tonight at 8:15 in Hill Hall Auditorium. The concert celebrates the centennial of the birth of composer Percy Granger. Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1982 Volume 9t, Issue Tuesday, November 16, 1982 ' Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 Frosted flakes Sunny but chilly today with highs near 50. Fair tonight, with lows in the upper 20s. Partly cloudy tomorrow with highs near 60. 4 Y7 UNC forerunner in state in cooking policy reforms By PAM DUNCAN Staff Writer 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 ovens only. 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 say. 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 Chambers: racial equity still needed 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 .'t 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 said. 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 .-said. . 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 See ACTION on page 2 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 all." '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." f f :.:':V : s 7!j f t Bernard Flatow explains reasons for U.S. attitude toward foreign cultures ... 1941 UNC graduate opened International Careers Symposium Local governments take regional outlook Project 2000 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 cooking policy. "That's the easy, way for it to become a final policy if students accept it too easily," Van denbergh said. 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 on Housing. 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 housing. 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 said. The money from enforcement fines will pro bably go into a general fund earmarked for kitchen Flatow says U.S. must eits about foreign By LISBETH LEVIN E Staff Writer 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 said. 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, Triangle area . 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 higher education. 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 reshan equipment, but that is not guaranteed, Sullivan said. 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 said. "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." See COOKING on page 2 attitudes cultures 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 overseas. 'We need to restudy the. type of things we are looking for in people we send overseas.' Bernard Flatow .'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 bi-cultural problems." 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 Law Careers." Wednesday,: the representatives from several graduate schools will discuss "Graduate Schools With International Programs" from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Union Auditorium. "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 Auditorium. ' . Li William C. Friday will be the nature ol the University and the community which will change, and we would welcome them," he said. 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 gioups. . ' ., ' v . . . : . : m4 1 r

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