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14AThe Daily Tar HeelMonday, August 29, 1983
UNC elects W. Travis Porter
chairman for Board of Trustees
Esrl N. Phillips
W. Travis Porter
No, Virginia, there isn't much of
a Christmas break this year. The
1983-84 school year began a week
later than last year because of calen
dar adjustments made. To keep
your semester running smoothly, we
are printing the following calendar
for the fall and spring semester.
First day of class
Labor Day holiday
Fall break begins
Spring break begins
Aug. 17 Jan. 8
Aug. 24-26 Jan. 9-10
Aug. 29 Jan. 11
Oct. 19, 5 p.m.
Oct. 24, 8 a.m.
March 2, 5 p.m.
March 12, 8 a m
Thanksgiving vacation begins Nov. 23, 1 p.m.
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LasttiaV of class '
Nov. 28, 8 p.m.
By LIZ LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
The University has elected members to its 1983-84 Board of
Trustees, which included five old members and two new appoint
ments. W. Travis Porter III, a Durham attorney and UNC alumnus,
was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees Aug. 19. He served'
as vice chairman during the past year.
Porter, who received his bachelor's degree in English in 1953
from Chapel Hill and graduated first in his 1960 UNC School of
Law class, was a member of Delta Theta Phi fraternity and Order
of the Coif.
On the Board of Trustees of the University since 1979, Porter
has also served as secretary of the board. He also served as ad
junct professor of business law at the Graduate School of
Business at Duke University from 1974-1981.
Raleigh lawyer George R. Ragsdale was elected to fill Porter's
former position of vice chairman of the BOT.
Two members of the BOT were re-elected for another term:
Secretary Walter S. Tucker of Charlotte and Assistant Secretary
High Point resident Earl N. Phillips Jr. and Charlotte resident
Elizabeth "Pepper" Dowd were installed as new board members
at the meeting.
Dowd, who received her bachelor of arts degree from UNC in
1953, was a member of Valkyries, the Women's Honor Council,
and Order of the Old Well and served as president of Delta Delta
Delta sorority while at Carolina.
She has served on the board of the Carolina Annual Giving and
has held several positions with the UNC Mecklenberg Chapter of
the General Alumni Association. Dowd currently serves on the
UNC Board of Visitors, is vice president of the School of the Arts
and Sciences Foundation and is involved with the Morehead
Foundation, the Advisory Sub-Committee for Undergraduate
Admissions and the UNC-CH National Development Council
Advisory Committee. She was elected as a trustee of UNC in June
Phillips received his bachelor of science degree in business ad
ministration from UNC in 1962 and received his MBA from Har
vard in 1965. While at Carolina he served as treasurer of Delta
Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Phillips is founder and president of First Factors Corp. of High
Point, a lending corporation. He is a member of several boards of
directors, including the Business Foundation of the UNC School
of Business Administration. He also served as president of the
Educational Foundation for 1981-82.
Kuncl named housing director after 16-month vacancy
By JOEL BROADWAY
The department of University housing has a new
director, and Wayne T. Kuncl says the 16-month va
cancy in that position did not hurt University housing.
"I think there was some very capable leadership
under Jody Harpster," Kuncl said of the former
acting director of housing.
Kuncl was appointed housing director by the UNC
Board of Trustees effective July 1. Former Director
James Condie resigned March 1, 1982.
Kuncl had little to say about controversies which
surrounded alleged abuses of privileges within the de
partment of housing earlier this year.
Russell Perry, who was dismissed in mid-April
from his position as director of operations of the
housing department after charges of misconduct, was
reinstated on May 23.
"1 really can't speak on that," Kuncl said.
Kuncl said the major issue facing the housing de
partment is putting roofs over the heads of UNC students.
"Initially, I think it's finding a place for everyone
to live," he said. Kuncl said security at residence halls
also had been a problem, and he is working closely
with area directors and resident assistants in the dorm
to develop new policies.
"Your security will only be as good as the people
who are there and their community support," Kuncl
said. "We have had a lot of discussions since then
(his appointment July 1) to see what would receive
community support from the students."
The housing department experimented with a new
policy of dormitory security at Morrison over the
summer before Kuncl arrived, he said.
The policy, which required all guests to leave a
N.C. driver's license at the desk and be escorted by a
resident, was criticized by many students, Kuncl said.
But the policy was experimental, he said, and would
probably not be implemented in the future.
"I think it seemed to be a step that was required at
that time, to know who was in a building beyond a
given hour," Kuncl said. "I hope that we won't re
quire that (system)."
Kuncl said the initial concern was that the hour at
which guests were required to check in was too early.
The housing department responded by moving the
time one hour back.
Such policies, along with the dorm-room cooking
policy, require student participation to help the ad
ministration reach fair decisions, Kuncl said.
"Whether I think they are a part of Student
Government or separate or integrated, as an ad
ministrator I need a student organization to work
with," he said. Of the four schools at which he has
worked, Kuncl said all had residence hall organiza
tions separate from student governments.
Those schools have not had the controversy that
occured when the department of housing banned
cooking with grease-heating appliances in dormitory
"Those policies were already in place at the other
schools I worked for," he said. "Most places where I
have been have had complete dining services."
Kuncl said that he was looking forward to working
with the Residence Hall Association and would be
going on their retreat with area directors and resident
advisors over the Labor Day weekend.
Former acting housing director Jody Harpster
made a fair appraisal of housing costs when he pre
dicted they would continue to rise over the next two
or three years, Kuncl said.
"Just based on my brief experience.;, we will have
to have more increases," he said. "I think a lot of
costs are catch-up costs. The obvious needs of the
buildings, roofs wear out."
Kuncl said these had been mounting over the years
and that inflation had compounded the amount that
would be required to make repairs.
The good news for residents is that air condition
ing may be a possibility for some dorms in the future,
"It's conceivable with planning that many of our
dorms could be air-conditioned in the future," he
The new Student Activities Center will have an
enormous air conditioning system, which could be
used to cool some residence halls when the center was
not in use, Kuncl said.
"It is possible to build lines from that chilling
system to our South Campus dorms," he said.
Student Government committees accepting applications
By LIZ LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
Student Government's 11 committees
will begin work for the fall semester with
the distribution of committee applica
tions beginning today.
Unlike the past, applications will be
picked up when a student signs up for an
interview in Student Government's Suite
C office and should be returned at the
t scheduled interview, said Student Body
r-- Precnt-viftMonroe. 'Applications
" and mtervieWs will be available through
Sept. 9, with committee members' names
being posted Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m.
Committee chairmen will begin keep
ing office hours on Wednesday, said ex
ecutive assistant Wayne Boyette, adding
that most committees will pick up where
they left off at the end of the spring
The Town Relations and Transporta
tion Committee, chaired by Tommy
Shealy, will be at work with applications
for hardship parking and explanations of
the new drinking age law's effects on
Hardship parking applications will be
available today through Sept. 7 to han
dicapped students, other students with
health problems, students not on a bus
route and students with tight work
"Anyone showing a legitimate need for
a parking sticker and who cannot get one
through the traffic office should apply,"
Boyette said. Approximately 100 stickers
will be awarded, he said, adding that last
year nearly everyone who applied for a
hardship sticker received one.
Those assigned hardship stickers will
pick up letters from Student Government
on Sept. 8 or 9.
The Town Relations and Transporta
tion Committee will also be responsible
for making freshmen aware of how
stringently the Chapel Hill police plan to
enforce drinking laws before the Oct. 1
raising of the drinking age to 19 for beer
and wine, Boyette added. .
The Food Service and Health Affairs
Committee, headed by Steve Knox, will
be concerned with the implementation of
the new mandatory meal plan for dor
mitory residents, Monroe said.
The new plan, scheduled to take effect
in the fall of 1984, requires a $100 meal
plan with a $10 assessment charge for all
dormitory residents. The plan was a result
of deliberations between 1982-83 Student
Body President Mike Vandenbergh and
the UNC administration.
The Food Service and Health Affairs
Committee will also be preparing for the
opening of Chase Hall as a South Cam
pus union and as Air Force ROTC
classrooms and meeting rooms in the spr
ing, Monroe said. The cafeteria at Chase
will remain closedjorremodeling, though
other parts will remain open.
The State Affairs Committee, headed
by Garret Wyer, this year will be working
to raise voter registration with a booth for
registration planned to be placed in front
of the Carolina Union. On the other side
of the political coin, the National Affairs
Committee, headed by Richard Bat
chelder, will be working with student lob
bying groups, the Association of
American University Students and the
United States Student Association.
The Student Services Committee,
headed by Vic Doggette, will again be in
charge of the Student Government
hotline and will be directing general office
affairs in the Student Government office,
Monroe said. The 1983 hotline number
this year will be 965-5200.
Other committees will continue work
where they left off last semester, Monroe
Letters allocating office space in the
Carolina Union will be mailed from Stu
dent Government this week.
Panhell rush integrated for first time; Greeks expect to draw 1 ,600
By LISA STEWART
About 1,600 men and women are preparing to participate in
sorority and fraternity rush this fall. And this year Greek leaders
hope to see better black and white integration in the rush process.
This fall the first round of sorority rush will be integrated for
the first time. The sorority system has been gradually adapting to
the integrated rush since last year, said Sharon Mitchell, assistant
dean for sorority affairs.
Last fall controversy arose over a black woman who rushed all
white sororities but did not receive a bid. Mitchell said she feared
that the University community may expect quick integration of
sororities as a result of last year's controversy.
"When people begin to see change too quickly, it is insincere
and not honest," Mitchell said. "We don't want cosmetic change.
We're interested in sincere changes."
Mitchell said the Panhellenic Council, a council consisting of
two members each of the 15 sororities on campus, has been work
ing toward integration of the sorority system in recent years and
not as a direct result of last fall's controversy. Six of the council
members are from the three black sororities on campus.
The integrated rush is a big step for the University's Greek
system, Mitchell said. "This rush is very innovative; it's being
done only with the greatest sincerity," Mitchell said. "It's a real
big change, and we have to have the support of the University."
Sorority women have worked hard to create an awareness for
the need of an integrated rush, said Mary Margaret Jones, rush
chairman for the Panhellenic Council. Panhellenic Council Presi
dent Burnet Carlisle said that members of Sorority Women
Against Discrimination a group formed in response to last
fall's controversy were working within the sororities to create
an awareness for the need of an integrated rush.
Barbi Bevins, rush chairman for Kappa Delta Sorority, said
SWAD members in her sorority had presented two programs
dealing with sorority integration this fall and were planning a
third session to take place before rush begins. Bevins said SWAD
also conducted workshops on integration last spring. "We're
more than prepared," Bevins said.
Steve Hutson, assistant dean for fraternity affairs, said the
UNC fraternity system has had several black males in pre
dominantly white fraternities. There are several black males
among the 24 predominantly white fraternities this year.
Hutson said there is one black member on the Interfraternity
Council. "The reason he's there is so that black and black frater
nity issues have an influence on the direction of the IFC course,"
"This is not breaking new ground," he said. "Comparing the
sorority system and the fraternity system is like comparing apples
Procedures for the sorority rush will also be different this year.
A new round called the information round has been added to the
In the information round, rushees can see slide shows presented
by the 15 different sororities on campus without being pressured
by anyone belonging to the sororities. "It's a time for them to get
important facts, sorority histories, scholarship information and
service-oriented information," said Panhellic president Carlisle.
Rush begins for sororities with the information round from
Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 . Women who have participated in the informa
tion round who wish to sign up for formal rush must do so by 10
p.m. on Sept. 1. Formal rush begins on Sept. 6 and ends on Sept.
Fraternity rush begins Sept. 18 and ends Sept. 21. A rush
brochure with information on fraternities will be available in the
Carolina Union today and for the next two weeks.
Hutson said about 800 men will rush and 200 to 300 men will
pledge fraternities this year. About 800 women are expected to
rush sororities, but Jones said it was difficult to tell how many
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