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Volume ffij. Issue ffi j :
By MARK STINNEFORD
Educational loans could prove to be either the salvation or
the downfall of UNC students receiving financial aid.
Because its loan collections under the National Direct Stu
dent Loan Program increased by 23 percent during 1981-82,
UNC will be able to offset the $300,000 cut in federal aid it
suffered this academic year, Eleanor Morris, director of the
UNC Student Aid Office, said Thursday.
The increased collections also will make it easier for the stu
dent aid office to help students keep up with increased college
costs, Morris said.
But Morris said she was concerned about the increase of
students who take out loans over other forms of aid.
"The debt often seems to pile up faster than academic
credits," she said.
The University will lend an estimated $3. 1 million under the
NDSL program in 1982-83, about $2 million of which will
come through loan collections from former students, Morris
said. The federal government will provide the balance.
NDSLs are awarded on the basis, of financial need and
repayment at 5 percent interest is stretched over a
10-year period, beginning sue months after a recipient
Morris attributed the increased loan collections to a com
puterized billing system, instituted last year, under which reci
pients who previously made repayments through the use of
coupon books now receive monthly statements from the
"We found that people tended to shuffle coupon books to
the bottom of the pile," Morris said.
Loans are designed to be only a part of the student's total
aid package, Morris said.
For example, a student determined to have "total need"
who must finance his or her education completely through aid
money would receive about $3,000 in aid for the current
academic year, $1,700 of which would come from federal and
University grants and scholarships, Morris said. The remaining
$1,300 would come from loans or Work Study, or a combina
tion of both, depending on the student's desires.
Students are increasingly choosing large loans over Work
Study, Morris said.
NDSL recipients, "as the rule rather than the exception,"
accumulate a $6,000 debt over their college careers the max
imum allowed undergraduates under the program, Morris
said. .- :. ., ..
'" ' "Students seem so willmg to take large loaW rather than
work," she said. "Many students turning down Work Study
seem to have no real scheduling burdens that owuld prevent
them from working.
"If you work just 10 hours a week, you can earn $1 ,000 in a
year. That's $1,000 you won't have to pay back," she added.
Because students make the basic decisions on their financial
aid packages over the summer, it is difficult for student aid of
ficials to provide adequate counseling on the effects.of loans,
"And when students come back in the fall, they're in
terested in picking up their checks, not in hearing a lecture
from us," she said. "But if a student asks for help, we'll be
more than glad to show what a $6,000 loan will do to you."
To date, the student aid office has awarded about $945,000
of the $1.1 million in federal work study funds available to the
University this year, Morris said. There is no specific limit on
the number of Work Study jobs; jobs will be created as long as
money is available, Morris said.
Ironically, the University's default rate on NDSL's in
creased by 1 percent last year to 9.6 percent.
However, UNC's NDSL default rate is still well below the
national average of 18 percent to 20 percent, said Stanley
Broadway, director of the North Carolina Educational
Assistance Authority in the Research. Triangle Park.
U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel Bell announced last July
that 528 colleges and universities, with default rates of 25 per
cent or higher, would be ineligible to receive NDSL funds this
fiscal year. Two schools in the 16-campus UNC system
Winston-Salem State University and Elizabeth Gty State
University were included in the cutoff.
See LOANS on page 4
Friday, January 14, 1983
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Buying books at the beginning of the semester can drain students' pa
tience, not to mention their pocketbooks. But for Fayetteville fresh
men Angela Ingram (left) and Gladys Davis, the chore doesn't seem so
tough. See related story on page 3.
By KYLE MARSHALL
The Black Student Movement has
challenged the validity of me upcoming
special election to fill the office " of
chairperson by submitting a complaint to
the Student Supreme Court.
The complaint is based on Student
government's actions in setting the recall
election, scheduled as a result of a
November petition from former BSM
treasurer Harvey Jenkins.
According to the Student Constitution,
a petition bearing 15 percent of a student
funded organization's members is required
to authorize a recall election.
Jenkins obtained the necessary signa
tures and presented the petition to Student
Body President Mike Vandenbergh, who
called the election to fill the post currently
held by Wende Watson.
BSM leaders felt they should not be re
quired to hold the election, since the recall
petition was based on the Student Con
stitution and not the BSM constitution.
But Elections Board Chairman Stan
Evans said the BSM was required to follow
the Student Constitution since it received
funding from Student Government. As a
result of the dispute, BSM leaders submit
ted their complaint.
"The BSM has a different interpretation,
of the Student Constitution than Mike and
I," Evans said.
Evans said Vandenbergh was scheduled
to submit a response Thursday to Supreme
Court Justice J.B. Kelly, a UNC law stu
dent. The Court would likely decide the
matter by early next week, Evans said.
The Supreme Court is responsible for
deciding on matters pertaining to inter-
preiauon oi ine scuaent constitution; Kel
ly could not be reached for comment
Wednesday and Thursday.
Watson, who has resumed her duties as
chairperson after taking a leave of
absence, said Thursday that the Central
Committee had filed their complaint in
December when vice chairperson William
Bland was in charge. , .
She declined comment on the complaint
and ona possible recall election.
. "We're waiting to say anything until
after a Central Committee meeting early
next week," Watson said. "Right now
we're concerned only with this weekend's
Martin Luther King programs."
Vince Steele, a member of both the
BSM Central Committee and the Campus
Governing Council, said Thursday that an
election should take place if the group's
constituents wanted one.
'"We have to do what's best for the
BSM, and we do that by listening to our
members," he said. "Since enough people
signed the recall petition, they must be in
terested in having an election."
BSM officials say the organization func
tioned under its own constitution, Evans
said. "But Student Government says any
group that receives student funds must
follow the Student Constitution," he said.
"The BSM &ys it's not reasonable for
us to order an election in late January,
when their regular elections are set for the
first week in March," Evans said. "But
the intent of a recall election is to confirm
or reject the current leader."
Evans said the Student Supreme Court's
decision next week could set a precedent.
"It has implications for all student
organizations which receive funds," he
said. "The basic issue is whether ' the
organization should follow the Student
In the meantime, Student Government
is continuing its plans for the Jan. 25 recall
election. Evans said that while the process
:wa still being erordinatecL no one has
submitted a petition id enter the election.
He said Jenkins was the only person to ob
tain a petition form. The deadline for fil
ing is Jan. 18. ,
Jenkins said this week he was not sure
whether he would enter the election.
Battle of the ACC big men?
. could be a three-oomt bonanza
By S.L. PRICE
If Wednesday night's contests between N.C.
State and Virginia, and North Carolina and
Maryland are any indication, the 19-foot,
three-point goal is here for a year at least
The bombs first started falling on the ACC
in the first half of the UNC-Maryland clash,
when North Carolina, unable to work the ball
inside to Sam Perkins or Brad Daugherty,
fired over half its shots from beyond the
19-fobt line. Later, Jim Braddock scrapped
the Terrapins' hopes with a falling , three
pointer to win it 72-71. "
Over in Raleigh, N.C. State decided to go
way over Ralph Sampson's head, opting to
shoot rainbows from the three-point line.
Dereck Whittenburg, in a display that would
have made a mortarman proud, bombarded
the Cavaliers for 27 points in the first half, and
ended the night seven-for-eight on three-point
tries before ending the season with a broken
foot. Whittenburg' s teammate, Sidney Lowe,
tried nine times, but could only connect twice
on three-point shots in the 88-80 loss.
The 1 lth-ranked Tar Heels will have to con
nect a lot if they don't want to take a similar
lashing. Ralph Sampson and his supporting
cast of All-ACC guard Othell Wilson, for
wards Jim Miller and Craig Robinson, and big
guard Tim Mullen have lost just once this
season, earning a No. 2 ranking in the process.
And the confrontation tomorrow in
Charlottesville will be the first meeting of the
two teams since last year's controversial 47-45
victory by the Tar Heels in the ACC tourna
ment finals. Virginia has been waiting all year
for this rematch.
It also will be the first time this year that
Perkins and Sampson will go head-to-head.
Sampson powered in 33 points and swiped 21
. rebounds in UVa's win over N.C. State Wed
nesday, while Perkins ; grabbed 11 off the
boards and worked in 12 points against Mary
land. Sampson is averaging 17.6 points a
game; Perkins, 15.1.
One-two in the conference in rebounding,
Sampson and Perkins will square off on Satur
day, but Dean Smith expects a lot of help on
the boards from freshman Brad Daugherty,
who picked up five rebounds against
If Sampson dominates the middle, though,
North Carolina won't hesitate to creep outside
the three-point line, and if Perkins and
Daugherty shut Sampson down, Wilson and
Miller can hit from 19 feet.
Both Virginia 6 of 19 from the three
point line and North Carolina 20 of 47
from the three-point line can hit from that
range. But the battle of the big men may never
It just might be the battle of the barbar-diers.
Concert heads schedule
as Vandenbergh plans
for final stretch of term
By LISA PULLEN
As Student Body President Mike Van
denbergh' s administration comes to a
close, the Student Government calendar
for the next few weeks looks busier than
Casanova's date book.
At the top of the agenda are Student
Government efforts to push its spring
concert proposal past a reluctant ad-,
ministration and Campus Governing
On Friday, Vandenbergh and concert
committee chairperson Ben Lee will meet
with a bevy of UNC administrators to
reassure them that Chapel Thrill '82 will
not be repeated.
Administration approval still is neces
sary in order to. hold the concert, Van
"They have not yet endorsed the con
cert idea," Vandenbergh said Wednes
day. "I think that (working with the ad
ministration) will be as important as
working with the CGC."
On Monday, the spring concert will
face another hurdle as the full CGC
debates the concert.
As if there is not enough to worry
about with this concert, Vandenbergh
and Co. also will decide what to do with
the profits from Chapel Thrill 82. That
concert needed about $27,000, Vanden
Student Government now is studying a
proposal to use the funds for a scholar
ship fund for needy students. The money
could be used toward this spring's con
cert, but those additional funds are not
needed, Vandenbergh said.
Suite C officials also are working on re
ducing student costs for telephone instal
lation. "We are looking into the possibility of
a grace period in which students will not
have to pay an installation charge," Ex
ecutive Assistant Leslie Takahashi said
SG also will be preparing for another
showdown with Southern Bell if the com
pany asks for a rate increase this spring.
"It happens every year," Takahashi
Other ideas to reduce phone costs also
are being considered, such as undertaking
a student awareness campaign to reduce
the rate of unpaid and overdue bills.
In addition, a Student Government
proposal to increase the effectiveness of
the Chancellor's committees standing
committees composed of students, facul
ty and administrators is under dis
cussion. "They could be a great resource to the
University but I don't think they have
been as effective as they could have
been," Vandenbergh said.
A spin-off is in the works as well, as the
Student Part-Time Employment Service
sets in motion plans for becoming in
dependent from Student Government.
If approved by the UNC Department
of Student Affairs, the employment ser
vice would operate with a staff and
budget separate from Student Govern-
See AGENDA on page 4
Butler says decreased crime rate
result of police ' Community Watch
By JOHN CONWAY
The total number of crimes committed in Chapel Hill in
1982 decreased almost 5 percent from 1981, according to
statistics released by the Chapel Hill Police Department. These
statistics show a reversal in the trend toward total crime in
creases that occurred in previous years.
Forcible rapes led the decline, falling 44 percent in 1982
from 13 reported rapes to nine. Burglaries were down 20. per
cent and larcenies decreased 5 percent from 1981 to 1982.
Rick Butler the police department's crime prevention of
ficer, said he attributed the overall decrease to a change in
police officers' hourly shifts. The shifts were expanded last
year from eight to 12 hours. Butler said the department had no
specified street patrols but officers were encouraged to walk .
the streets when finished with their car patrols.
Community Watch programs have also been successful in
. reducing neighborhood crimes, Butler said. Active citizen
participation and good communication between residents and
the police department are essential requirements for crime
prevention, he said. No statistics on the success of these pro
grams were available.
McDonald Lassiter, leader of the Northside Community
Watch program, said cooperation among residents was sur
prising. About. 75 residents in the Northside area participate in
the crime prevention program, accounting for a 95 percent
participation rate, Lassiter said.
, Some crime categories did show significant increases. Rob
beries were up by 67 percent, boosted by an unusual number
of muggings on Chapel Hill streets last year. Mild weather and
the growing attractiveness of the town resulted in more
pedestrian traffic in the downtown district, Butler said.
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Robbery 21 35 C1
Total Assault 233 ' 2 "I 8
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Autotheft 1) 57 :.
ToUls 2,253 2,1; -5
The majority of muggings that occurred on Franklin Street
took place from Henderson Street to Merritt Mill Road and
during the evening hours, he said.
"I think the opportunities (for muggings) have existed
more," he said. "There are not necessarily more people look
ing to commit these crimes." .