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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume Sftjjssue iff "73
Tuesday, January 18, .1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSport 8 Arts 962-0245
Public health s
may get cut
By LISBETH LEVIN E
UNC School of Public Health administrators plan
to phase out its public health nursing program one
of only two such programs nationwide and inte
grate it into other public health programs by summer
Michel Ibrahim, dean of the UNC School of
Public Health, recommended last month that an out
side advisory committee eliminate the departmental
status of the public health nursing program, citing
problems of limited finances and resources.
But some of the students enrolled in the graduate
program have objected, saying that this could cause
the department to lose its accreditation. In addition,
UNC is the only school in the country that offers a
specialized education emphasis in public health nurs
ing, they said.
Ibrahim said, however, that he was "not really
abolishing the nursing program, just restructuring it to
capitalize on our own resources."
Combining the resources of the nursing program
with other programs in the School of Public Health
would increase research funds, he said, because the in
creased number of faculty involved in the research
would facilitate federal grants and funding, he said
But right now, faculty members do not have the
funds or resources for the research necessary to keep
up with the expanding fields in public health, Ibrahim
"By creating areas of emphasis in the school, we'll
be strengthening our program instead of finding it
weakened in three to four years," he said.
But several of the students in the program expressed
concern that the balance between public health and
nursing would be jarred by a dispersement of the pro
grams. "Nowhere else that we're aware of has a strong
nursing component without a department of public
health nursing," said Ella Harmeyer, a first-year
graduate student from Indiana, and president of the
Other students said the public health nursing pro
gram might lose some of its faculty members as well as
its accreditation from the National League forNursing
if the curriculum lost its departmental status. "
"To teach or to get a job with a public health agen
cy, you need to graduate from an accredited
program," said Carol Hindman, a first-year student
"Losing departmental status may detract from our
identity," Harmeyer said.
Ibrahim questioned the importance of the NLN ac
creditation, since the School of Public Health is ac
credited by the Council for Education of Public
Yet Ibrahim said he hoped the committee would
devise a program approved by the NLN.
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Michel Ibrahim recommended to drop nursing program's departmental status
...School of Public Health dean said limited funds, resources, problems
He has appointed a committee of nine members of
the medical profession from outside the School of
Public Health to "look into the options and alter
natives within the school and witWnJhe (UNQ School
of Nursing, and then advise me of the feasibility of
pursuing these options," he said.
The committee is expected to reach its decision by
the end of the spring semester, and Ibrahim said he
would follow the committee's recommendation.
The department's status change should not involve
faculty cutbacks, and the impi ved research facilities
may attract new members to the staff, Ibrahim said. .
And the change will not bar current students from
obtaining their degrees, Ibrahim said. "The University
will meet all of its obligations," he said.
Still, students are worried about losing the only
education sequence of public health nursing.
Public health nursing iocuses on preventive care for
communities or groups of people sharing common
characteristics, Harmeyer said.
The education tract prepares students to educate
r other publichealth nurses. "A large parf of my time is
teaching-oriented," said Merri Bunge, a first-year stu
dent from Ohio.
She said that part of her curriculum included teach
ing classes in the UNC School of Nursing.
. The public health nursing students at the University
are enrolled in either one of two programs.
The masters in public health program which
includes the administrative, supervisory and occupa
tional health tracts in an 1 1 -month program, Hind
man said. A three year off-campus program is also of
fered in Hickory.
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Lcey issue for state
Also calls for raise in state employees' 'salaries
By JIM WRINN
State and National Editor
RALEIGH Gov. Jim Hunt, deliver
ing his State of the State address Monday
evening, asked the General Assembly to
lift the freeze on state employees' salaries
and bolster the North Carolina educa
In the biennial address, Hunt outlined
his aclministration's goals for the next two
years, with emphasis on public education.
"Our primary goal must be to prepare
our people to work in a modern
technology economy," the governor said.
"That means basic skills, job training and
research. It means infusing our entire
educational system with excellence and
Jo accomplish those goals, Hunt pro
posed a 10-point plan designed to tighten
educational requirements and improve
"We should retrain teachers who are
presently teaching math and science 'out-of-field'
and prohibit this in future years,"
Hunt said. During the 1980-'81 school
year, 40 percent of the state's math
teachers were not certified in math; 29 per
cent of those in science were uncertified.
Hunt also asked for tougher high school
competency and graduation requirements.
He called the expansion of the Micro
electronics Center of North Carolina
necessary to create jobs in the state's
fourth largest industry. He also asked for
. support of the North Carolina School of
Science and Mathematics.
The governor acknowledged continued
falling state revenues, which forced the
General Assembly to freeze wages for
educators and state employees last June.
"The people who work for North
Carolina, who educate our children, who
help our sick and aged, who keep our
roads safe those people do a good job,"
Hunt said. "They have paid the price for
.h the rjecession of thisyearvThey deserve a
" fair pay raise!"
To raise state employees' wages, $100
million will be necessary, the governor
said. Several state legislators, have ex
pressed doubt that the money could be
found in the budget with lagging tax
revenues. Following the address, several
General Assembly members called Hunt's
proposals overly optimistic.
State Rep. Anne Barnes, D-17th Dis
trict, called the governor's address
"upbeat," but declined to comment on
the budget increases until Hunt's , budget
was released Tuesday. "I'm hopeful that
we can find the money with heeded growth
to fund these projects," the Chapel Hill
Hunt noted that his administration had
cut spending 6 percent in 1981 through
restrictions on hiring, purchasing and
travel plus a 2 percent cut in public school
"We have managed the taxpayers' dol
lar responsibly," Hunt said. "This year,
some people will try to tell you otherwise."
State Sen. Cass Ballenger, R-Catawba,
disagreed with the governor's 1983 budget
predictions. "The numbers don't make
sense," he said following the address.
Hunt emphasized economy within the
state's budget. Welfare wil be replaced
with workfare, state computer systems will
be consolidated, and the Department of
Revenue will crack down on tax evasion,
The governor said he would oppose ef
forts to raise or lower general taxes, but
proposed an increase in the alcohol tax to
raise funds; the money would go toward
matching high construction funds provid
ed by the federal government.
Finishing important links in the state
highway system is important to attract new
industry, he said. "We cannot afford to let
our hard-earned tax dollars that we send to
Washington go to build roads in other
states," Hunt said.
Hunt praised Department of Trans
portation Secretary Bill Roberson for cut
ting costs and installing safeguards against
bid-rigging, which plagued the department
in recent years.
The governor also voiced support for
the North Carolina 2000 project, headed
by University of North Carolina System
President William C. Friday. Hunt called
Friday's role "brilliant."
Hunt urged swift passage of his Safe
Roads Act, designed to tighten drunk driv
"We must get the drunk driver off the
road!" Hunt proclaimed.
- Outside the General Assembly building
two college students had flyers ready for
departing legislators, ridiculing Hunt's
drunken driver proposal.
. UNC senior Phil Painter and a CampJ
bell University student passed out flyers
declaring "We deserve leaders, not politics
as usual." Hunt's support of 4th Congres
sional District Rep. Ike Andrews was ques
tioned because of Andrews' arrest for
driving under the influence and his subse
quent guilty plea last October.. "Hunt's
talking out of both sides of his mouth,"
team hosts nationally
ranked N. C. State
Lady Heels look for 2nd straight
victory over 20th-ranked Wolfpack
By ROBYN NORWOOD
The thing about a freak accident is that
it's not supposed to happen. Ever. If it
happens once, well, call it a quirk of
nature. But if it happens again, throw out
the old truisms, stash the record books;
lightning's struck twice and nothing's
North- Carolina hit N.C. State with a
blitzkrieg the last time the two women's
basketball teams met, and won for the first
time in six years, 20 tries, and head coach
Jennifer Alley's tenure at UNC.
Tonight they meet again.
N.C. State coach Kay Yow is out to
prove that what happened last year was a
sham. N.C. State was without a 6-foot-1
center at the last meeting and the highly
touted then-freshman Linda Page was on
ly able to muster five points. Page, who
once scored 100 points in a high school
game, is now averaging 21.5 ppg and
chalked up a 17-rebound, 10-10 from-the-line
performance against Clemson recent
ly. But there's more. Angie Armstrong,
N.C. State's 5-foot-5 senior floor leader,
has produced the numbers: 509 career
assists, 1,067 points, a school-record 244
steals and a current 1 1.9 ppg average.
Alley's task is to find a fault in the
plaster, slip a wedge into it and crack the
N.C. State game wide open. She hasn't
yet. "When you play State you've got to
expect everything," Alley said. "You've
got to cover as much as you can against a
team as diverse as them." Alley said she
experts to see a 1-2-1-1 full court zone
press, full court man-to-man, plain old
ball-hasseling and any combination of the
above thrown at them to cause turnovers
or just eat up time on the shot clock in the
UNC has its own brand of diversity to
counter with, though. Inside, Henrietta
Walls, Kathy Crawford and Tresa Brown
take turns with scoring honors. Pam
Leake and Pam Hammond keep up the
offensive threat outside and contribute
With N.C. State shooting 49 percent
from the field and 70 percent from the
line, the Tar Heels have got their defensive
assignment set. And if it gets down to a
foul shooting contest at the end, look for
the Wolfpack to come out on top.
The 20th-ranked Wolfpack has already
suffered a slightly uncharacteristic three
losses this year, but those came at the
hands of powerhouses South Carolina,
Old Dominion and last year's small college
national champion, Francis Marion.
All that can be forgotten. Tonight is for
respectability. For 40 minutes nothing else
will matter. N.C. State is teetering on the
edge of the polls in last place and UNC has
staked out the back door waiting for
somebody, anybody, to slip up so they can
This time, there'll be no surprises, no
freak accidents, and no excuses. Only the
Tonight's game has been designated
fraternitysorority night by the women's
basketball team in order to show its ap
preciation of different groups support.
All students can get in with a student ID.
North Carolina takes on N.C. State at 7:30
p.m. in Carmichael Auditorium.
By LIZ LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
Jon Reckford, a junior political
science and English major from Chapel
Hill, announced his candidacy for stu
dent body president Monday.
"I'm running mainly because I feel
that I'm in a good position for the office
by having served in the legislative and ex
ecutive branches of Student Government
and have a feel for the area," Reckford
said. "Also by having worked closely
with Mike (Vandenbergh, student body
president), I won't waste time in stepping
in after he leaves."
Reckford said his three main areas of
concern were administration, academics
and race relations.
"I was instrumental in setting up the
new administration policy giving stu
dents a stronger voice in undergraduate
admissions, and plan to continue work
ing along these lines," he said. Reckford
said he would coordinate a retreat for the
student body president, his executive
assistants, the chancellor and the vice
chancellors to help identify mutual goals
of the two groups.
In addition, a sixth executive assistani
position should be created to deal solely
with the UNC administration, he said.
"By doing this, I hope to see an active,
rather than reactive, Student Govern
ment." Reckford said he supported expanding
the academic advising service, placing a
higher priority on the Carolina Course
Review and promoting undergraduate
He said he wanted to institute race
awareness seminars in the residence halls,
as well as to require all teaching assistants
to participate in a black-white dialogue
session to "make them aware of what
black students face coming in as an 8
percent minority at Carolina."
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Students also should have a stronger
voice with the alumni and a better rela
tionship with the town of Chapel Hill,
Reckford said. .
"I'd also like to see a stronger em
phasis on town relations," he said.
"Sometimes it looks like the town is
discriminating against college students in
their effort to move drinking out of the
Reckford has served on the Campus
Governing Council Finance Committee,
as executive assistant . in charge of
academic affairs under Vandenbergh, as
student representative to the Faculty
Council, as Student Government execu
tive branch liaison to the CGC and on
the advisory board of Student Legal Ser
vices. He also has worked with the ap
pointment of Chancellor's committee
Reckford has been captain of the
UNC Crew Club and a member of both
the North Carolina Fellows program and
Chi Psi fraternity.
DeRochi plans to run
for 'DTH' editorship
By SCOTT BOLEJACK
Kerry DeRochi, a senior journalism
and English major from Greensboro,
Monday announced her candidacy for
The Daily Tar Heel editorship.
DeRochi said she would emphasize her
journalism experience, including a two
summer internship at the Greensboro
"I am stressing my experience," she
said. "But experience should not be
measured by the number of by-lines you
have or by how high your name is on the
list of editors.
"Experience, instead, is knowing how
a staff works; being part of a newsroom
in all areas. Only then can you propose
ideas and changes and be an effective
If elected, DeRochi said changes under
her leadership would be geared toward
making the DTH more responsive to the
"We have a role, as a community
newspaper at the University, of reflecting
the needs and concerns of all students,"
she said. "But I think in reading The
(Daily) Tar Heel this last year you did
not get a sense of what happened at
Carolina. Instead you got a sense of what
happened in the Student Union."
To make the DTH more responsive to
the student body, DeRochi said she
would establish a weekly series of stories
on University organizations.
"The series of stories will provide
students with information on what's
available and how to get involved," she.
said. "But more importantly, the stories
will help provide a link between The
(Daily) Tar Heel and those organiza
tions." DeRochi said she also would establish
a monthly writing seminar to be held on
Saturdays, sponsored by the DTH in
cooperation with other campus organiza-
ir II . hi
uom. one saia ine puipose of the
seminar would be to conduct writing
workshops and to critique campus
publications. DeRochi said the seminar
would be mandatory for staff members,
but would be open to anyone who
wanted to attend.
"The benefit of this is going to be
somewhat nebulous," she said. "In
other words, students will not be turning
out Pulitzer Prize-winning stories the
"But if only three people outside of
The (Daily) Tar Heel attend, then that's
three more resources' that we've
DeRochi said she also would appoint a
staff writer to cover the N.C. State
Legislature and would organize a staff of
artists to give the DTH quality and con
sistency in its illustrations.
DeRochi joined the DTH staff her
freshman year and has been a staff writer
and associate editor. In addition to her
two summers at the Greensboro Daily
News, DeRochi also has served as a
stringer for that paper.