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12The Tar Heel Thursday, J.uly 18, 1985
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Newsletter, class recognized
Carolina Family, a newsletter for
parents of UNC Chapel Hill under
graduate students, and the UNC
Class of 1985 gift project both
received gold medals from the 1985
Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education (CASE)
annual recognition program.
In choosing Carolina Family,
judges reviewed the newsletter's
objectives arid success, as well as all
around excellence in the publishing
of newsletters, content, editing,
writing, photography and printing.
The Class of 1985 received its
medal on the basis of student invol
vement making a significant contri
bution to an advancement activity.
Funds raised for merger study
Nearly $6000 has been raised for
the Carrboro-Chapel Hill Merger
Study. The goal is $15,000, but no
single contributor can give more than
$500. Orville Campbell, editor and
publisher of The Chapel Hill News
paper, says that when $10,000 is
raised, they would begin taking bids
from consulting groups to carry out
the study. This will be the first time
that an in-depth study has been made
on the merging of Chapel Hill and
Evening College: registration
Applications for UNC CH's
Dy Joy Thompson
Eager freshmen who plan to test
the new drinking laws when they
arrive at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall may
become very discouraged. According
to Attorney Dave Kirkman, Chapel
Hill, once dubbed "The Drinking
Capital of the World," is one of the
most strict enforcers of drinking laws
in the state.
"In other areas (of the state), the
police may not be so tough on
underage drinking," Kirkman said.
"But they're extremely tough here."
Since the state law raising the
drinking age for beer and unfortified
wine to 19 went into effect last fall,'
the University has become tougher
on underage drinking, too.
Tripp Doepner, orientation com-
missioner at tne university, saia mere
will be no alcohol served at freshmen
orientation functions this year.
"The orientation counselors are
not working with bars," Doepner
said. And this fall fraternities are
instituting a dry rush program, he
"We're not telling them (the fresh
men) not to drink," Doepner said.
The counselors are just following
University policy of a completely dry
orientation. No alcohol is allowed at
any University function during
orientation week in the fall.
"There are a lot of freshmen who
think they can get away with it," said
Kirkman. who works with the Uni
versity's Student Legal Services. "But
if you are 18 and you're caught
purchasing beer, the courts can take
away your license."
Kirkman said a lot of students he
knows have been caught and have
been surprised at how harsh the
"Just having beer in your posses
sion can result in a pretty steep fine,"
If a 19-year-old lends his driver's
license to his 18-year-old roommate
so he can purhase beer, both of the
Evening College will be accepted
through July 22. Registration will be
Aug. 19-21 in Room 205 of the
Student Union and classes will begin
on Aug. 22.
courses will be offered in the pro
gram, which serves non-degree stu
dents who take courses for personal
enrichment and also those consider
ing degree programs. Academic
credit is received for all courses.
For more information, write Even
ing College, 214 Abernethy Hall
002A, UNC CH, Chapel Hill, N.C.,
27514 or call 962-1 134.
Dairy Board sponsors research
Two researchers from UNC CH
will study the correlation of calcium
intake activity, and bone density in
college-age women through a
research project sponsored by the
National Dairy Promotion and
Research Board. The two are Dr.
John J.B. Anderson, professor of
nutrition, and Dr. Roy V. Talmadge,
professor emeritus of surgery and
pharmacology. The study will
involve 1,000 women between the
ages of 18 and 21 at UNC CH,
Duke and North Carolina Central,
and should give a lead on decreasing
the risk of osteoporosis, an often
crippling disease that leaves bones
brittle, common among American
students will loose their licenses,
"Bar owners and police are really
good at catching fake i.d.'s around
here," Kirkman said. Police have also
been coming down hard on busi
nesses in the area he said.
Undercover police from the state
have even come into local bars and
restaurants to check identifications,
he said. The police have also been
known to set bar owners up with
students who look like they are 22-years-old
or older Kirkman said.
"The courts can fine waiters or
waitresses who serve alcohol to
underage people and can also punish
the owners of the bar," Kirkman said.
The state Alcoholic Beverage Com
mission can even go as far as to
revoke the business' beer or alcohol
license, he added.
"If a bar owner serves alcohol to
an underage person and that person
goes out and has a wreck, the bar
can be sued," Kirkman said
Regardless of the steep penalities
involved with underage drinking, he
does not think the new drinking age
will have much affect on drinking,
"Over the past 10 years it's been
more and more popular to drink beer
and less and less popular to smoke :
marijuana," Kirkman said.
Drinking is part of the college
culture, Kirkman said. Myra Carpen
ter, who works at the Center for
Alcohol Studies at the University
"Generally your fraternity (and
sorority) members are heavier
drinkers than non-fraternity
members," Carpenter said. "And
generally the preferred beverage is
According to a study made by the
Center for Alcohol Studies "the
average Greek drinks the equivalent
of 40 beers per month." It was also
discovered that there are more male
heavy drinkers than female, and that
as the students' class increases so do
the number of heavy drinkers.
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"Students are out of session, so
reaction was very quiet," admits UC
spokeswoman Valeria Sullivan, but
she denies the June meeting was
scheduled to avoid student
About 50 protesters attended the
meeting anyway, she noted, and
"when the regents voted against full
divestiture, (the protesters) got up
screaming 'Well be back inthe fall
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Sixteen protestors were arrested
for disrupting the meeting at which
Illinios' trustees rejected total
Delaying the meeting until June
"didnl affect the nature of student
interest," says Ilinois regents' spokes
person Earl Porter. "And when the
Student Government association
shows official response, we take it
Minnesota's regents postponed
discussing divestment until a June
meeting in Minneapolis "so we could
have the discussion on the main
campus," explains regents' Secretary
"Our policy is not to invest in a
company unless it adheres to the
Sullivan Principles, or unless no
as to altir CaFoMmia social seem
Freshmen, the study reported,,
tended to drink more at dormitory
Most women are characterized as
light drinkers, and men were found
to be more likely to drink and drive.
Males knew more about the effects
of alcohol on the body than females.
Males were also found to have
more positive attitudes toward drink
ing than females. Greeks also had
more positive attitiudes toward
drinking than non-Greeks.
"A significant number of students
have drinking problems," Carpenter
said. "One thing to keep in mind,
though, is that a drinking problem
with respect to college students is
different from that of a middle-age
According to the study, student
drinking problems include hangov
ers, nausea, drinking while driving,
missing classes because of hangovers,
passing out after having too much
to drink, fighting after drinking and
not remembering what happened
The findings of the study are used
by the center to help develop effective
programs to inform students in
general and to help those students
who do have problems with alcohol.
"There are students who have the
disease, alcoholism," Carpenter said,
"but that would be a small percentage
of the college population."
There are a number of reasons why
students drink as much beer as they
do, Carpenter said.
"One major factor is it's availabil
ity with regard to the drinking age,"
Carpenter said. Students dont have
to go to an ABC store to purchase
beer, she said; they just have to go
to the grocery store.
"And beer is cheap," Kirkman
Kirkman and Carpenter agreed
that another factor is peer pressure.
"(Drinking) is a means for social
izing," Carpenter said. It brings
students together, especially in fra
ternities, she said.
alternative is available that will yield
the same results," he continues.
At- their between-semester meet
ing, Princeton's trustees restated a
"deeply felt opposition to all forms
of racism, including apartheid," but
rejected total divestiture as "not
effective or appropriate."
Observers expect Cornell, Stan
ford, Florida and Oklahoma admin
istrators will simply reaffirm existing
investment policies at upcoming
"The Cornell trustees decided
against a student resolution for a full
moratorium on South Africa-related
investment, "reports Cornell Student
Government leader Bern Weintraub.
- 'Now they wont deal seriously
with the issue until fall," he predicts.
But the spring protests have forced
some administrators to weigh the
Sullivan Principles more heavily.
Oklahoma's regents endorse the
Sullivan principles, but may now
make them part of the Universities'
official investment policy now,
Student Government President
Blaine Wesner says.
And some of the major spring
demonstrations have resulted in big
Iowa officials say theyll sell $2.25
million in South Africa-related stock
in IBM, Texaco, General Motors,
and General Electric.
New Mexico's divestiture may
amount to as much as $1.23 million,
Carpenter and Kirkman also
agreed that the freedom of being a
college student was a factor. For
most students reaching the legal
drinking age coincides with soing to
college, Carpenter said.
"For a lot of (freshmen), college
is the first time they're away from
their parents," Kirkman said. "They
can keep beer in their refrigerator;
and they can go out to a bar, and
they don't have to worry about
coming home to mom and dad with
alcohol on their breath."
Although the age limit might not
have a big effect on student drinking
habits, it has caused some concern
among local bars, according to
"A number of bars in Chapel Hill
have closed down (as a result of the
new drinking age)," Kirkman said.
These bars include Linda's Bar, The
Upper Deck, Back Street and Har
rison's he said.
Some of the other bar owners have
said they've been slightly affected by
the age 19 drinking age rise but are
more concerned about the rise to 21,
according to an article in the Daily
Tar Heel earlier this year.
A new law raising the drinking age
to 21 recently passed the General
Assembly and will go into effect this
fall. Currently, people 19 years of age
are permitted purchase beer and
unfortified wine. When the new law
goes into effect, no one under the
age of 21 will be allowed to purchase
beer or unfortified wine.
"It's going to be a mess (when the
new law goes into effect)," Kirkman
said, "because most undergraduates
are under 21, and I think they are
going to be very resourceful when
trying to get beer or wine."
Popular 21 and 22-year-olds will
start purchasing more beer for
minors, students will make even more
fake identifications, and others will
even ride down to South Carolina
and come back with a trunkload of
beer, he said.
"I'm sure it (the new age limit) will
protestors say, but a regents' spokes
person says budget oliicers dont
know how much is invested, how
long it will take to divest or which
stock will be sold first.
Other administrators say they
favor divestment, but fear selling the
stocks could cost their schools'
As fiscal officers, they are obli
gated legally to manage their stock
portfolios as profitably as possible.
If they don't, they can be sued
"Georgetown University has $15.5
million invested in companies in
South Africa," reports Georgetown
spokesperson Janet Lane. "Of that,
$2.3 million is in non-Sullivan
companies. The University invest
ment committee is willing to divest
it, but only over a reasonable period
of time" to avoid losses.
"Full divestiture could cost about
$100 million." Cal's Sullivan esti
mates. "The board didnt speak to
that directy when they voted against
total divestment, byt they have a
fiduciary responsibility to retirement
and endowment fund investments."
Iowa's Grinnell University has sold
some South Africa-related stock "in
the course of the normal sale of
securities," says Treasurer Robert
Anderson. "We're making no con
scious effort to divest. We're just
buying and selling securities.'
have a definite impact on students,"
Carpenter said, "because it will limit
a vast number of undergraduates
from becoming legal drinkers.
"Some students (abstainers) could
care less," Carpenter said. "Then
there would be some that will resent
However, there is nothing the
students could do about it, because
"the drinking age is not set by the
University," Carpenter said.
"Not much can be done about it
other than on the public policy level,"
she said. Even there, she added, little
can be done because, all states are
being encouraged to raise the drink
ing age by the federal government.
The federal government, through
the Safe Roads Act, has threatened
to cut funds for states td build
highways if the states do not increase
their drinking age limits to 21 by
The Safe Roads Act was encour
aged into adoption by research done
on the drinking age's affect on
highway accidents, according to
Linda Rudissill, who works in the
Highway Safety Office at the
"We did see in other states that
accidents and fatalities increased
when the age limit was lowered,"
Rudisill said. "As the age limit
increases, accidents and fatalities
Kirkman said the age limit increase
might reduce the number of people
driving while under the influence,
because students will not be going
to bars; they will be drinking in their
"But on that same token," Carpen
ter added, "there will be people out
on the roads (attending) parties."
"The good thing about having bars
down town is that you can walk
home," Carpenter said. "If people go
to apartment complexes and get
smashed, theyll be out on the roads."