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Copyright 1 985 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 54
Thursday, September 5, 1885
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By ANJETTA McQUEEN
Though 300 people gathered in Memorial
Hall Wednesday afternoon, all was quiet.
Students, faculty and community members
had come to mourn Sharon Lynn Stewart,
a 23-year-old graduate student who was
kidnapped and murdered last week.
The silence lasted through most of the half
hour memorial service for Stewart.
There was no sound of tears.
Many in the assembly had only come to
know Stewart during the past 10 days.
WI attended out of respect for a fellow
student," Judy Allen said before the service.
Allen, a junior, sat in the back row of
Memorial Hall with a friend. They had never v
Student Body President Patricia Wallace
spoke first, expressing the loss on behalf of
students. She spoke of two kinds of love
the love of oneself and the love of others.
"Through all of this, weVe discovered the
true appreciation of the value of another
human being," Wallace said.
The Rev. Larry Hartsell of Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church, delivered the homily.
He drew a parallel between the death of
Stewart and the destruction of the Michae
langelo sculpture "Pieta." When put back
together, he said, the sculpture seemed almost
perfect. Only when viewed closely could one
see the damage that had been done.
The sculpture was also placed behind a
protective shield, Hartsell said.
"It is easy to put up a protective shield when
tragedy traps us," he said. "But we weren't
molded to be museum pieces. We were created
to reach out to others in their need."
Afterward, Hartsell said that finding hope
out of the shattering of lives had been the
message of his homily.
"Feelings of anger and shock came out of
this tragedy," he said. "My point was in
sharing these feelings with each other so some
healing could come out of it.
"All sorts of influences seek to shatter our
lives, our relationships, and our trust in one
another and in God," he said.
Reading passages from the Bible were
Donald A. Boulton, vice chancellor and dean
of student affairs; Frederic W. Schroeder,
dean of students; and Hai'old G. Wallace, vice
chancellor of university affairs.
A co-worker and a family friend gave
rememberances of Stewart.
Harold Smith, reserve desk supervisor at
the Undergraduate Library where Stewart had
worked for the past year, said she was a quiet,
giving person. He described the casual
friendship that developed between them.
"It is difficult to imagine the impact of these
relationships," he said. "It is sad that they
become really important when they are gone."
Traci Sittason-Stark, a UNC student, said
she had known Stewart through the close
friendship between Stewart's grandmother
and Sittason-Stark's mother.
"Her grandmother would always have
reports on how well her granddaughter was
doing," she said. "She was the granddaughter
any grandmother could want." .
Stewart's parents greatly appreciated the
campus and community concern about her
kidnapping and death, said Hartsell, who
communicated with them through Boulton.
. "They realized the law enforcers as well as
the students really cared," he said after the
James Coley, a graduate student in attend
ance who did not know Stewart, said that
because of publicity, she had been more than
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Harold Smith speaks "of his friend, Sharon Lynn Stewart, during the memorial service ;
By MARK POWELL
A UNC professor was among a group of
leading labor law professors across the United
States who issued a Labor Day statement calling
for the restoration of collective bargaining rights
for private university and college faculty
Daniel Pollitt, Kenan Professor of Law at
UNC, was one of 24 professors of labor law
from universities and colleges around the
United States to sign a resolution calling for
a return of collective bargaining rights for
Pollitt is also opposed to the lack of collective
bargaining rights at public universities, such as
UNC He said, "UNC does not recognize
professor's bargaining rights, (because) the state
has a law that makes it unlawful for state
employees (such as UNC professors) to
organize. I think it's rotten."
The resolution Pollitt. signed, published by
the American Association of - University
Professors, said, "...We urge that during this
year of the anniversary observance (of . the
National Labor Relations Act) our faculty
colleagues unfairly excluded from the protect
tion of the National Labor Relations Act be
. remembered and supported, and that efforts be
made to secure for professors the freedom to
engage in collective bargaining ..."
Professors in the UNC system are among the
professors teaching at 64 percent of public
colleges and universities in the Unite,d States
that cannot collectively bargain according to
Only 4.8 percent of professors teaching at
private colleges and universities have collective
bargaining rights according to the AAUP.
These institutions are the only colleges and
universities left that allow collective bargaining
after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in
Yeshiva University vs. National Labor Rela
tions Board that professors are not under the
coverage of the National Labor Relations Act.
The NLRA, passed by the U.S. Congress in
1935, gave protection to employees in the
private sector seeking to join labor organiza
tions. In the early 1970's, the NLRB extended
these protections to faculty members at private
colleges and universities until it was taken away
in the Yeshiva case.
"In the Yeshiva case the Supreme Court ruled
that professors are in managerial positions,"
Pollitt said. "Since Yeshiva, university
employees (such as groundskeepers) can join
unions, but not professors." ;
Pollitt said professors are not managerial
employees because they do not handle admi
nistrative tasks for the most part. Professors
tasks are in the classroom, he said.
Pollitt calls for pro
"1 feel resentful that I cant do what others
can do," Pollitt said.
UNC Chancellor, Christopher C. Fordham
III, said the inability of UNC professors to
collectively bargain is not an issue at the
University. He y said professors are managers
because they are in positions to manage the
curriculum of the University and classroom
"Professors are involved in the decision
making (at the University)," Fordham said.
"They're professionals, they expect to be treated
Paul H.L. Walter, a professor at Skidmore
College in New York and president of the
AAUP, said college professors are not manage
"If, in fact, professors are managerial
employees they would not elect to use collective
bargaining," Walter said. "Most professors
would not start faculty unions, but they have
not had rights, as other employees,.to organize."
Walter said most professors are treated well
and have a share in the running of their
institution, but some universities and colleges
do not allow their faculty to share in the running
of their institution. He named Yeshiva Univer
sity and Boston University as examples.
, Duke University is one of the many private
institutions which disallow collective bargain
ing, but there is not much of a problem with
faculty unrest over the matter according to
former AAUP president Bill Van Alstyne, now
Chairman of the Department of Constitutional
Law at Duke.
"Many of us at private universities are not
pushing for action (on the reversal of the
Yeshiva decision), because we do not believe
there is much to be gained from it," Van Alstyne
said. "The administration (of Duke) is a fairly
decent bunch." ,
But, university professors should not be
excluded from collective bargaining . if they
desire otherwise, Van Alstyne said. Professors
are professionals and should not be classified
Chances of reversing the Yeshiva decision are
not good under the Reagan Administration,
Walter said. He said there are too many other
major issues which the administration will deal
"It (legislation amending the Yeshiva decision
to allow collective bargaining at private
institutions) won't move until there is a
democratic Senate," Pollitt said.
- 1 " ' " DTHCharles Ledford
Friends of Sharon Lynn Stewart grieve outside Memorial Hall Wednesday
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expel me because I
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By RANDY FARMER
Students for America expelled an executive
member of UNC's chapter Tuesday because he
supports homosexuality, and two other executives
of the group resigned in protest.
In a unanimous decision, the SFA national
Board of Directors expelled Brad Torgan, vice
chairman for the UNC chapter, because he publicly
supported the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Asso
ciation last spring, said David Fazio, SFA national
The CGLA was in danger of losing student
funding during the Campus Governing Council's
Jimmy Hopkins, SFA chapter chairman, and
Lee Creech, SFA chapter publicity chairman,
responded to the expulsion by resigning on
SFA is a conservative student political group
that advocates Judeo-Christian values. It has 108
chapters and 7,500 members. Fazio formed the
UNC chapter in the spring of 1984, and he said
it had about 30 active members this fall and about
250 on its mailing list.
The SFA's Board of Directors consists of three
adults. Fazio is a non-voting member.
Members of the board felt Torgan had violated
a Judeo-Christian principle that does not tolerate
support for homosexuality, Fazio said.
"The Judeo-Christian values allow a lot of room
for interpretation," Fazio said. "Our board of
directors interpret the values as they see fit. Brad
was kicked out of SFA because of his public
statement in support of CGLA and a group of
values we do not support."
Torgan said he was disappointed with how. the
board had treated him.
"I am not bitter," Torgan said. "But they did
not give me a chance to defend myself. It doesn't
sit well to expel me because I don't toe the line
on one issue."
Fazio said other reasons contributed to Torgan's
Torgan supported other groups in violation of
SFA's principles, Fazio said. "He endorsed a
member of the Democratic Socialists of America
for student body president," he said.
In addition, Fazio said, Torgan did not
' contribute as much time to SFA as he should have.
"Brad never lifted a finger for putting up posters
but always wanted to be a spokesman," he said.
"Brad could have done a lot of work, but I didn't
know about it."
Hopkins defended Torgan, saying no one could
uphold all the Judeo-Christian values.
"Brad is the best spokesman for the conservative
movement on this campus," he said.
Fazio agreed that some SFA members might
not have followed all SFA principles but that
Torgan's violation was different. The board of
directors voted to expel him because his support
of homosexuality was a strong breach of Judeo
Christian values, he said.
"We're not telling anyone that they cant speak
out," Fazio said. "But SFA is an outlet for
conservatives to speak through. Why doesnt he
join a group that supports what he believes?"
Torgan said he had joined because he was a
conservative and Fazio had invited him to become
an SFA member. But Fazio said he didn't
remember any such invitation.
Fazio said he told Torgan this summer that if
he renounced his support for CGLA, he could
stay with SFA. Torgan said he refused, adding
that he would speak out for CGLA again should
the occasion arise.
The SFA's board members acted with prejudice
in expelling him, Torgan said.
"SFA is a conservative, political student
organization," he said, "although, in this case,
they've chosen to supplant cohservativism with
bigotry and prejudice."
"I'm relieved to be out," Creech said; "If I hadn't
resigned in protest, I'd probably have resigned
Hopkins said, "I am proud of Brad for standing
up for what he believes."
In addition to protesting Torgan's expulsion,
Creech and Hopkins said they were dissatisfied
with how the SFA had changed since they had
"IVe been a member since January," Creech said.
"It was mostly a pro-Reagan group. But since,
it has become more and more evangelical. In fact,
it has become a more religious, Christian group
than a political group."
Hopkins said SFA had turned into a Christian
group that sang gospel songs and had evangelists
speak at meetings.
"The campus needs a conservative action
group," Creech said. ."It needs clear-, rational
thinking adults. It doesnt need a group following
the fashionable thing to do."
Hopkins said he thought the group would swing
to the far right.
For example, SFA members voted last January
at the group's national meeting to urge the Justice
Department to bring treason charges against Jane
Fonda for her stance on the Vietnam War,
Hopkins said. .
The loss of three of its executive members will
not affect the group, Fazio said, and the SFA will
hold elections in two weeks to replace them. "SFA
will exist without them," he said.
In addition, a new feature will be added to SFA
this fall an executive board of 10 students who
will advise the chairman, Fazio said.
"In the past, the acting officers were taking over,"
Fazio said. "The board will expand the decision
By GUY LUCAS
Student concerns about campus
security will help the University know
where efforts to improve security are
needed, said Campus Governing Coun
cil representative Jimmy Greene (Dist.
Greene heads the CGC's recently
formed committee on campus security.
"The overwhelming issue that con
cerned all CGC members at their last
meeting was the issue of campus
security," he said. "The best way for
the CGC to get something done about
campus security is to have student
input." : '
The committee has compiled a list
-Mf questions to- find out what areas of
campus students are concerned about
and suggestions students have about
how to improve security, he said.
The CGC will incorporate the results
into a bill and present it to the
administration, he said.
"We can take this concrete evidence
to the administration and say, 'Here's
what students say about security on
campus,' " he said.
Greene said students were more likely
to answer questions about security and
give more suggestions now because they
still remember the kidnapping and
murder of UNC graduate student
One suggestion several CGC members
brought up at last week's meeting was
additional security phones. But another
member said the present ones are hardly
ever used, so the University might be
reluctant to install more.
Greene said the phones provided
students a sense of security even if
they're not used.-
"Students know the phones are there
if they need them," he said, so the
phones provide a sense of security.
He said another idea would be a
campus patrol similar to the Rape and
Assault Prevention Escort service, but
students would be on patrol around the
"It would take the burden off the
campus police and the Chapel Hill
police and give students a feeling of
helping," he said.
A campus watch program similar to
neighborhood watch programs might
also be set up as something students
can do and a costless way to improve
security, he said.
The questionnaires will be collected
Monday. Greene said he hoped to have
the results compiled within a week.
The other members of the committee
are Bill Peaslee (Dist. 9), Jaye Sitton
(Dist. 13) and David Brady (Dist. 12).
Answers to the following questions
may be placed in collection boxes
located at the Union Information Desk,
Chase Hall and Granville West. Attach
a seperate sheet of paper if necessary.
The boxes will be collected Monday
Are you male or female?
Where do you live? .
Are you a freshman, sophomore,
junior, senior or graduate?
1. Are there any particular areas on or
near campus which you feel are dan
gerous or unsecure?
2. Do you know of any specific prob
lems on campus which lead to unsafe
conditions? (For example, insufficient
lighting or lack of emergency phones.)
3. Do you have any recommendations
for the University to improve campus
4. What can students do to improve
security on campus?
5. Would you actively support a
community watch program for your
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