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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 85
Wednesday, October 23, 1985
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By GUY LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
Student Body President Patricia Wallace last week
vetoed a bill allocating $650 from Student Govern
ment to Thursday's Yure Nmomma party. The $650
is about 18 percent of the party's budget.
The Campus Governing Council will try to override
the veto in a special session today at 3 p.m. A two
thirds majority of those CGC members present at
the meeting is required to override a veto.
Wallace said she vetoed the bill because the treasury
laws prohibited spending Student Government funds
for parties, banquets, picnics, social events or
entertainment. The treasury laws allow the CGC to
The CGC voted last month not to allow the
Undergraduate Court to transfer $50 from its
secretarial category into its social category for a
welcoming reception for its new judicial programs
Student Government would be inconsistent if it
allowed spending funds for the Yure Nmomma party
but not the Honor Court's event, she said.
"Perhaps the Finance Committee should draw up
guidelines for what should be exceptions," she said.
CGC Speaker Wyatt Closs (Dist. 10) said the
Finance Committee thought Undergraduate Court
By LEE ROBERTS
The much-anticipated opening of the new Student
Activities Center (SAC) has been officially delayed until at
least January, according to UNC athletic director John
"Our first commitment is to the quality of the building,"
Swofford told a group of reporters at the weekly football
press conference Tuesday at Slug's. "It's not worth pushing
and opening it before it's ready to be open."
The 21,426-seat SAC was scheduled to be christened Nov.
24 by the basketball team's season opener against UCLA,
but Swofford said there were too many little things that
had to be completed and couldn't be, due to the time
"There are a lot of complexities involved," Swofford said.
"Coordinating the finishing touches with eight contractors
and subcontractors would be too much to do by the UCLA
Swofford said the architects of the center believed it could
be completed in time for the Jan. 18 game against Duke.
He. added that a decision about that game would be. made
around Dec. 15.
That means the first five home games against UCLA,
Iona, Ohio University, Stanford and N.C. State will be
played in the familiar confines of the 10,000-seat Carmichael
Auditorium. All but one league contest (N.C. State) will
be played in the SAC if the Jan. 18 opening date is accurate.
All North Carolina basketball fans will be hurt by the
delay. UNC students would have had 7,600 seats in the SAC
but will have 3,600 in Carmichael. Faculty would have had
4,000 but will have 2,300, and contributors based on SAC
contributions and the Ram's Club points system would
have had about 9,000 seats, but will have only about 4,000
The University as well will be hurt by the delay. "We'd
be better off financially in the SAC," Swofford said. "Well
lose approximately $80,000 a game, and that's a reasonably
conservative estimate, considering concessions and so on."
Asked if the University had considered suing the
contractors for monies lost as a result of the delay, Swofford
said that the penalty clause in the contract hadn't taken effect
yet. "We're upbeat about it," he said. "The subcontractors
and contractors have done a great job."
There are no problems structurally, Swofford said, it is
just a matter of getting the little things done.
The Natatorium complex, scheduled to be completed at
the same time as the SAC, has been delayed to facilitate
the quick completion of the SAC, he added. The Natatorium
should be completed by July first, he said.
Student ticket distribution for the UCLA game will be
this Sunday from 8-10 a.m; in Carmichael. There will be
only one ticket distributed per student and students must
present a valid ID, athletic pass and registration card.
Also, tickets are still available for Saturday's Blue-White
intrasquad game immediately following the Florida State
members should have had a pot-luck dinner or
contributed their own money for a small party.
"You can't do that with $650, and you're talking
about an all-campus evenChe said.
Closs said the Yure Nmomma and Honor Court
events could not be considered on the same scale
because of their great size difference.
He said he didn't mind social spending as long as
it benefitted the students at-Iarge. He said he voted
for the Undergraduate Court transfer of funds and
the Yure Nmomma party.
Tim Cobb, Residence Hall Association president,
said, "If Patricia wanted to engage in vindictive politics
she should have picked something on a smaller scale.".
He said he didn't know why Wallace vetoed the
bill because he thought she had been at the CGC
meeting when it was passed and had voiced no
"It's, a very poor excuse if she's trying to strike
back at the Finance Committee," Cobb said. "If she
had disagreed at the meeting, this could all have been
Mark Pavao, Carolina Athletic Association
president, said he was surprised by the veto because
Student Government had shown a lot of support for
the party. He said that while he expected the CGC
to override the veto, it would not affect the party.
"I think itll just make things a bit more difficult,"
Marc Wright, CAA vice president for Homecom
ing, said: "I'm alarmed and confused because weVe
had Patricia's encouragement in all our plans, and
the Yure Nmomma party is something the CGC was
in concurrent support of. . . . Patricia's veto was in
contradiction to all other reactions we've seen from
H.F. Watts, governor of Scott Residence College,
said: "I just can't understand why anyone would want
to do that, even for a technicality. ... If it (the veto)
had been two weeks ago, when we were bickering
about it, . . . then I could understand it."
Teague dormitory, which is sponsoring the party,
is part of SRC.
Watts said the party was a campuswide effort being
funded by a lot of residence areas, so it was different
than the Undergraduate Court's reception.
Closs said he called today's special session because
there still would be time to find alternative financing,
such as a loan from RH A, if the CGC did not override
Cobb said the RHA Governing Board would meet
today to approve a loan to Teague dormitory in
expectation of a veto override.
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science major from Rockville, Md., catches up Everett dormitory Tuesday afternoon.
By SCOTT FOWLER
Dean Smith, long recognized as
having one of the nation's model
student-athlete programs but lately
coming under fire after a UNC
Board of Governors report, has
written a seven-page letter defending
his basketball program.
Smith made the letter public at a
press conference Monday. It was
addressed to Arthur H. Padilla,
associate vice president for academic
affairs for the UNC system. "What
would you folks have had me do
differently?" Smith asked Padilla,
UNC President William Friday and
the Board of Governors in the letter,
saying that he was willing to listen
"Contrary to what President
Friday has indicated, the Report
does not put Chapel Hill or its
basketball program in as favorable
a light as it should. If it had, we
would not be 'news' to Sports
Illustrated, the New York Times or
the Washington Post" Smith said
in the letter.
Figures were released by the UNC
system last week that said only eight
of 15 scholarship basketball players
enrolled from 1978-1981 at UNC
have graduated. Smith said in the
letter that those figures were mislead
ing, and that 30 of 34 lettermen have
graduated from 1976-1984. None of
the five lettermen from the class of
1985 (Warren Martin, Michael
Jordan, John Brownlee, Buzz Peter
son and Lynwood Robinson) have
yet graduated, Smith said, but three
of the five are still playing college
basketball at UNC or elsewhere and
will graduate in May. The others will
complete their requirements to
graduate by August, he said.
"As of August 1986, we expect the
10-year figure to show that 36 of the
39 student-athletes have graduated,"
Smith said in the letter.
The report also showed that Smith
accepted one player with an SAT
score below 500. "If . he graduates,
we were right (in recruiting him),"
Smith said. "If he doesn't, weVe
exploited him." Smith added later in
the letter, "I have turned down
recruiting talented players in this
conference and who have played in
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protested by. group'.
By DEN1SE MOULTRIE
The Carolina Club, the same group
that protested Doug Berger's bid for
student body president last February,
is protesting divestment of UNC funds
from South Africa.
Richard DeBusk, club president j said
his group wanted to show the other side
of the argument. ". . . Every day you
pick, ixp-Daity.Tar, Heel, and you see
people calling for divestment of UNC
funds," he said. "We're totally against
Posters sponsored by the club read:
"Apartheid yes?? Divestment no!!
That's the way we feel."
DeBusk said the wording of the
posters might be confusing to some.
"We're trying to convey that apartheid
is questionable, but the answer to
divestment is strictly 'no,' " he said. "We
feel that it (divestment) would hurt the
University more than help. It wouldn't
be a wise move to pull out."
Charles Bryan, a club member, said
the group did not think it wise to
increase the possibility of the University
losing money on its investments.
"We're not necessarily for the apar
theid system, but I don't think we
should take out profit," he said. "It is
a means to our goals as far as our
capitalistic system is concerned. We
must try to develop the profitability."
Jeff Ward, another club member said:
"I thought the whole issue on campus
was one-sided. We wanted to make sure
the campus knew both elements
People involved in the anti-apartheid
rallies and the call for divestment have
made their points well known, Ward
said. "Since this is a liberal arts
university and a place for higher
learning, both issues should be pres
ented," he said.
Kenneth Hoyle, vice president of the
club, said: "This (putting up the posters)
is not an attempt to promote apartheid,
but to make it clear that not everyone
at UNC supports divestment. That's
Why our names are there, so they won't
remotely resemble anything that Frank
Winstead would do."
Winstead made unsigned posters
during last year's student body president
race comparing Student Body President
Patricia Wallace to former segregation
ist governor GeorgeJWjOlacj?
"We want to Ishow that there is not
unanimity on this issue on this campus,"
DeBusk said: "Our posters are merely
an expression of another opinion of the
group. The main point is that not every
student , on campus supports
The club resulted from the need for
students to organize and express their
anti-divestment views, he said. "The
potential for growth is there. If the
demand is there, we are willing to set
up forums to explain our viewpoints.
"I'm aware of the fact that when
people see our poster they are imme
diately going to think 'racist.' Anyone
who sees anything for the South African
government is going to think that."
Debusk said the group formed
against Berger because there was a need
". . . to bring campus government back
to campus and to keep student govern
ment from addressing political issues."
The group has a politically conser
vative make-up, he said. "I'd say we
have a few ultra-conservative
members." Despite this fact, Debusk
said, there are two registered Democrats
in the group.
The group is willing to "rally like the
anti-apartheid groups," to get its point
to the student body, he said.
Other club members, who could not
be reached for comment, are Ethan
Benfield, J. Ray Hare, Mark Stafford,
Brad Weber, H.F. Watts and Bart
Football Unas iinni 'proved,
since last fall's deinmose
By LEE ROBERTS
A year ago at this time, they were
1-4 and quickly becoming the laugh
ingstock of the Atlantic Coast
A year later the North Carolina
football team has turned things
around and is having some laughs
of its own. The Tar Heels improved
their record to 4-2 with a 21-14
victory at N.C. State Saturday, and
while things are not going perfectly,
they've picked up a bit since the
Carolina blue days of early in the
The Tar Heels have gone 8-3-1
since their awful 4 start, numbers
more typical of a North Carolina
Dick Crum program.
Going into this season, the Tar
Heels had a lot of questions. After
six weeks, some have been answered,
One thing for sure is that they have
What's gone right
Defense: Anv discussion of North
Carolina's improvement from 1984
to 1985 has to start with defense.
While the offense has piled up the
same kind of numbers it did in 4
(except there's more passing and less
running this year), the defense has
made great strides ; and dramatic
"Oh, we're definitely improved,"
defensive coordinator Denny Mar
cin said of his charges after the State
game. "We were a little inconsistent
at the beginning, but weVe got much
more consistent the last two weeks."
That improvement can be found
by a quick scan at the defensive
statistics sheet. In 1984 the UNC
defense had eight interceptions all
season. With three pickoffs last
week, the defense has 10 intercep
tions already this year.
Last year UNC had a negative
three turnover ratio. In other words,
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Editor's Note: This story is part of an extensive
series focusing on University academic departments.
By GUY LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
Despite its national prestige, UNC's curriculum of
Latin American studies suffers from a lack of student
awareness and visibility on campus, according to
interviews with students and professors in the
Latin American studies is an interdisciplinary
curriculum, meaning its courses come from many
different departments. It includes courses in business,
economics, medicine, city and regional , planning,
history, political science, romance languages (Spanish
and Portuguese), anthropology and geography.
The curriculum is composed of about 40 courses
each year, and more are being added, said Sharon
Mujica, administrative assistant for the Institute of
Latin American Studies.
Three years ago, UNC's undergraduate program
in Latin American studies was ranked first in the
United States, said Federico Gil, a political science
professor who was director of the Institute from 1959
to 1983. UNC has one of the best Latin American
library collections in the country, he added.
Gil's sentiments were echoed by Enrique Baloyra,
current director of the Institute. "We're easily in the
top five," he said.
Baloyra is on leave from UNC this year and is
assistant dean of the Graduate School of International
Studies at the University of Miami.
The strength of UNC's curriculum is the result of
three generations of scholars working to build it up,
Each year for the past several years, there has been
a total of about 12 Latin American studies majors,
but the number of students in the curriculum's courses
has been about 1,400 each year, Baloyra said.
Joseph Tulchin, a history professor in the
curriculum, said there was nothing wrong with having
a small number of majors.
"We're content to have that situation continue,"
he said. "I wouldn't measure the success or failure
of our curriculum ... by the number of majors."
He said that while the number of majors had stayed
about the same over the last few years, enrollment
in courses relating to Latin America had doubled.
One reason there are few majors despite the high
interest in Latin American courses is that students
look for degrees they think will get them jobs, Baloyra
"Students are very oriented to getting into
disciplines that have an immediate demand in the job
market," he said.
But Latin American studies majors have an
advantage in the job market because businesses now
are looking for students with a broad educational
background who can be trained for a job. rather than
specialists, Baloyra said, and Latin American studies
majors get that broad background.
Smith agreed, saying the curriculum allowed a
freedom and diversity other departments didn't.
"The best thing about it is you can take classes
from just about every area of the University." he said.
Baloyra said, "We (educators) haven't done a good ,
job explaining to students what to do at a university."
Rick Brisco, a senior Latin American studies major
from Chapel Hill, said profit- and non-profit
organizations and government agencies used Latin
American studies majors for helping people in other
countries. But he added that the curriculum's lack
of visibility made students work a little harder to find
"(Companies) don't come here looking for us, we
have to go looking for them," he said. "1 think you
have a little more of an advantage because there aren't
as many people out there (with degrees in Latin
Pablo Mateu, a graduate student in Latin American
studies from San Salvador, said trans-national
corporations used Latin American studies graduates
because they needed people who knew more than just
economics or business.
They hire people for risk evaluation for investment,
he said, and for that they must know how the people
in a culture relate and think in a business situation
and how the public will perceive a particular product.
"I think now the opportunities are increasing every
day," Mateu said.
Baloyra said an advantage of having fewer students
was a one-to-one relationship between the faculty and
"It's almost a tutorial system." he said.
Michael Smith, a senior Latin American studies
major from Raleigh, agreed a small curriculum nun
an advantage because il was easier to jct to know
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