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Morrison, Craige and Hinton James dormitories (3 seats)
Jody Beasley, a res
ident of Morrison, is
a freshman prelaw
and business major
"My platform is
characterized by com
said. "It is important
to communicate with
people I represent,
because it is their
voice that should be
"The personal touch is important," he
added. "There's just not enough awareness
of the CGC in my district."
Beasley said he would form a South
Keith Cooper, of
Hinton James, is a
tional studies and his
tory major from
"I am the man with
the plan," Cooper
said. "I intend to wage
a war on unfairness
existing here at UNC
CH. The victors of the
war will be those who
commit themselves to the enforcing of equal
opportunity for all as well as democratic
ideals and principles."
The main plank of the Cooper platform
Rob Friedman, a
ics and political
science major from
Long Island, N.Y.,
said that if elected, he
would make sure stu
dents had a voice in
would stick up for
"Like with the
drinking age issue,
they're just sitting back and saying, 'Damn,
there's nothing we can do about it,' "he said.
"But there is something they can do."
Friedman said he would work to keep the
drinking age 19 on campus even after it rose
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Bobby Padgett, a
major from Gastonia,
said the CGC's main
issue would be ARA
and the mandatory
meal plan. "It seems
everybody is beating
them to death, but
something has got to
be done," he said.
He said he would
work to increase stu
dent input into administrative decisions that
affected students. He cited the dismissal of
Campus Y Associate Director George
Gamble as an example of the administra
tion's lack of concern for student opinion.
Mira Pinlani of I I
Morrison, is a sopho
more international stu
dies major from
"I'd like to remove
partisan politics from
the CGC," Piplani
said. "I'd like to make
it much more respon-
sive to me wisnes oi , f r
Piplani said she was
interested in the food service and campus
security issues. "Students shouldn't be forced
to pay for ARA mismanagement," she said.
Keith Poston, , of
Hinton James, is a
science major from
Poston said the
main purpose of his
candidacy was "to
back to . Student
responsibility of repre
sentatives to constitu
ents, of the CGC to the student body and
responsible spending and responsible
Poston said $30,000 was expected to revert
to Student Government coffers at the end
of the year. "Either there's a lot of waste,"
Poston said, "or groups that need the money
l.ori Taylor, of
Craige, is a senior I
political science major
"I can effectively
represent South Cam-
pus," Taylor said. "I f
can communicate. I'd I
iikc 10 improve com
and students." Taylor
said she would write
a newsletter and go to dorm meetings
order to get ideas and keep informed.
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Campus forum, where he and the other CGC
representatives would be available period
ically to talk with students about the CGC's
activities and get their ideas.
Beasley said he did not want to be a
"I want to be elected on my principles
and views that I use day-to-day, not just
things written on a piece of paper. I'm not
going to commit myself to an issue without
finding out what my constituents think.
"I would characterize the definition of a
representative more than any of the other
candidates," he said. "It is more important
to be a listener than a speaker. The more
I hear, the better well sound the more
input from each student, the more effective
we all are."
is the elimination of the mandatory meal
plan. "I'm working on what I call a 'dynamic
plan,' " Cooper said. Although Cooper said
he had no immediate cure, he said he
intended to research the issue if elected and
determine how best to repeal the plan. "I
.am totally devoted to elimination of this
deadly disease," he said.
. Cooper said he wanted to secure consti
tutional funding for the Black Student
Movement, because guaranteed funding
would help maintain cultural programs that
attract more blacks to UNC.
He said he also would seek a program
to conserve energy while extending hours
at Davis Library. "I have no particular plan,"
he said, "but I am interested in that goal."
to 21 in the rest of the state. He said
Princeton University had done this.
He said he favored University divestment
from companies that did business in South
"If they (the administration) really want
to get a minority quota here, they should
divest," he said, because investing in
companies that operate in South Africa
hurts the University's efforts to recruit
enough blacks to meet a federal court-set
quota by 1987.
"I'd also like to get rid of ARA and ... .
set up a student-led service," he said. Such
a service, which he said already existed at
Cornell University and the University of
Connecticut, would employ more students
and put students in managerial positions.
Padgett said he would solicit opinions
Jxom his constituents by asking them how
they felt about issues and keeping an "open
"I'm also in favor of a minimum-use
textbook plan," he said. "Four (semesters
of use) would be ideal, but it's unrealistic."
He said he would work to pressure the
administration into requiring professors to
use texts at least two semesters. Such a policy
would help ensure that students could get
something for their books at the end of the
semester, he said.
"One other thing I want to look into is
bad mail service on South Campus," he said.
"I don't know how much can be done about
it, but I would at least like to look into the
"I'd like to see eventually a University-owned
and -operated dining system."
Piplani said she wanted increased lighting
on campus to alleviate the security problem.
"It's pretty bad that they've been covering
up things that have been happening
recently," she added, citing an alleged
breakin and attempted assault that occurred
on South Campus before fall exams, but
which students did not learn about until after
Christmas. . -:;
With regard to the budget process, Piplani
said she wanted to see that ' all groups
received adequate funding. "Student fees are
adequate the way they are," she said. "They
shouldn't be cut at this point."
aren't getting it. I want to make sure that
groups that get money deserve it, and the
ones who dont deserve it don't get it."
Poston mentioned other issues he was
interested in. "IVe talked to a lot of people
about the CGC," he said. "There's a lot of
dissatisfaction with ARA. There should be"
changes in that." '
With regard to the campus security issue,
Poston said he had ideas about better
lighting, more phones and a campus patrol
Poston pledged to be accessible to
students, saying, "It's important that people
know who their representatives are and what
the CGC does.
"I dont take Student Government as a
light responsibility," he said. "I'm very, very
serious about it. I'm there to serve my
constituents, and to be responsible."
1 aylor also said she wanted to keep the
CGC focussed on campus issues and
specifically mentioned campus security. "As
a female, one of the important things to me
is security, especially with there being-so
much crime lately," she said.
Taylor also said she would like to reduce
student fees, "perhaps by bringing back
Chapel Thrill. Now that we have the SAC,
we could get some quality acts. ;
"I will be effective and available," Taylor
said. "1 want to keep communication open
between students and campus government.
So many people dont know anything about
Off campus, northeast (2 seats)
Charles Bryan, a
junior business major
from Hickory, was
from HRC last year
until he moved off
"I enjoyed being on
the council. 1 want to
students .the way I
have in the last year,"
Bryan said. "I was in
touch with people in my area, and I will
make the effort to get in touch with those
in my new area.
"I'd like to see the CGC get out to students
so they'll know what the CGC does, so they'll
Brandon Jaynes is a
science major from
Jaynes said was run
ning because of the
lack of awareness of
the CGC off campus.
' "I worked on the pub
licity committee of the
executive branch, and $
I saw that off-campus
seats are often vacant .
and that there is poor turnout in elections.
That means the representation is not good."
Noting that most undergraduates live off
campus, Jaynes said he would try to establish
better communication between representa-
Mike Nelson, a
senior English and
political science major
from Jacksonville, is
running for re
election. "I would like to
the budget process,"
he said. Nelson said he
hoped to improve a
lot of the "common
sense little things,"
such as establishing better communication
with student groups during the process.
Nelson also said he would "try to keep
the radical groups (on the CGC) under
Trumbull is a senior
English major from
"IVe heard a lot
about what goes on,
and I'd like to influ
ence what happens
next year," Trumbull
Trumbull said she i v
fee increase, mention- V f s'
ing the a3U,uuu tnat
reverted last year. "With supervision, that
kind of waste could be cut," she said.
Trumbull also said she was interested in
bringing back Chapel Thrill. "Now that we
Paul Winter is a
junior business major
Winter listed the
allocation of student
fees, the . meal plan
and off-campus secur
ity as issues he was
"There seems to be
witbic or nusaiiuwa- r,
tion of student funds," f, .,..,,,.,,..-,.,,,.,...- J
he said. I d like to see
the money go more to helping the campus
in general, rather than particular groups. A
lot of the money doesn't go toward repres
enting the student body as a whole, just the
. . . (Black Student Movement) or the . . .
Off campus, southeast (2 seats)
Todd Patton, of
ments, is a junior bus
iness major from Can
ton and is running for
the need for the CGC
to stress campus
issues, such as campus
security and parking.
"Parking is a partic
ular problem for off
campus students," he said. "We need to
establish a dialogue with the Rams Club and
the Board of Trustees about building a
Off campus, southwest (2 seats)
Richard Leddon, of
Royal Park, is a
major from Salisbury.
"I'm new to Student
Leddon said. "I really
want to get involved.
I feel I have an objec
tive view, and 1 can
make positive input to
"I'd look at issues in
an objective manner. I'm coming into this
have better access to us. That's why we're
here, to represent them," Bryan said.
Bryan said the budget process could be
facilitated by tetter preparation on the part
of organizations seeking funds. "If it was
made clear to the organizations what they
had to do for the budget process, if they
were more prepared, it would increase their
chances for funding," he said.
Bryan said he wanted to commission a
safety survey of the campus. "Safety is a
big concern of mine, especially since there
are so many women in my district," he said.
"I have a year's experience on the council,"
Bryan said. "IVe been involved in a lot of
the things that have gone on. I haven't always
been a leader, but I've been a good Indian.
I have a good grasp on what happens."
tives and their off-campus constituents. He
said he would start a newsletter for distri
bution at bus stops and apartment com
plexes to get CGC news to off-campus
"When there isn't communication between
constituents and representatives," Jaynes
said, "the CG C becomes the voice of only
25 people, instead of the University
Jaynes refrained from committing himself
to positions on specific issues, saying,
"Problems and issues change from year to
"I'd be misrepresenting myself if I said
I'm going to do this and this," he said. "I
need to wait and see what comes before the
CGC and then act on that."
"For the past two years, the CGC has
been dominated by political factions very
liberal two years ago and very conservative
last year," he said. "I dont think partisan
poitics should come into Student
"People in the legislative and executive
branches should be concerned with what's
good for students, not what's good for their
political beliefs," he said.
Nelson said Student Government needed
to maintain an assertive stance in its
relationship with the University administra
tion. "This year's council started to act more
as an advocacy group for students, going
to the administration, saying, 'This is what
we need, what we're angry about. The
council needs to continue to be activist."
have the SAC, it's the perfect time," she said.
"And that extra $30,000 would be a good
Trumbull said campus security should be
increased. "The Campus Police whould get
out ,of their cars. They should walk around
areas they cant reach by car," she' said,
adding that she favored a campus patrol
similar to the one at N.C. State.
Trumbull, a member of Alpha Chi Omega
sorority, noted that a large part of her district
consisted of sorority members. "I can
represent them and their views well on issues
such as security," she said. "Knowing a lot
of my constituents, I could get them more
involved on campus. Right now, there's a
lot of apathy." -
(Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association).
"I feel the sentiments of my constituents
are to spread funds out over the student body
and not to things that don't affect them."
Winter noted that there were a number
of sororities in his district and that security
needed to be improved in the area.
Also, because of his Greek constituency,
Winter said he was opposed to the meal plan,
as many of the sorority members would want
to eat at the houses but would also have
to buy a meil card. "I didn't like Lenoir,"
he said, "and I wouldn't want to have to
"I'm down-to-earth on the issues," Winter
said. "I'm not out to gain anything for
myself, or to exert power."
parking deck on the Bell Tower lot."
Patton said he favored a campus patrol
system, such as the one at N.C. State, for
upgrading campus security.
With regard to the financial aspect of the
CGC, Patton said: "When we're allocating
money to student groups, those that affect
the largest number of students should be
funded first. Things like Springfest or the
Yure Nmomma party are what the students
"1 want to vote with the students," Patton
said. "I'm willing to listen to anyone, off
campus or not, in my district or not. I always
have an open mind on any issue."
without any prejudice. Ill try to be as open
as possible, and try to look at all sides."
About the allocation process. Leddon
said: "I'm not prejudiced in any way. I think
funds should be distributed to organizations
on campus that deserve them, considering
how many students they represent."
Leddon said he wanted to follow up on
the policy of no more than three midterm
exams in 24 hours and the plan to use
textbooks for at least two semesters to
Asa Bell, a junior
political science major
from Wadesboro, is
running for re
election. "I see a lot of
when it comes to the
CGC," Bell said. "I
feel this apathy is alie
from their constitu
ents. I propose district
meetings, especially in off-campus districts.
"These meetings will enable students to
have more input into Student Government,"
Bell said. "Right now, representatives are
acting on their own, and their votes are
personal th"mp not the vrtp of their
A n n - C h r i s t i n
Poutz, of Old Well
Condominiums, is a
junior business major i
from Morehead City.
Poutz said she was
running because she I
was dissatisfied with 1 .: ,
how the CGC con- f
ducted itself. "I think
there are partisan ,
politics in Student - -Government
that ' " w""
shouldn't be there," Poutz said. "There
should be more focus on student issues."
Poutz specifically mentioned the budget
process. "The money we have should be used
in the best w ib " outz said. "The
a junior biology major
from Belhaven, is run
ning for re-election to
"I want to serve the
needs of off-campus
said. "I have the expe
rience that Qualifies
me for the job."
Woodward said he
wanted to work on the
public transportation system for off-campus
students. "The busing system is now
inadequate, with the growth of housing
developments. I propose to work with other
Jim Wooten, of Carolina Apartments, is
a junior political science major from
"I feel the CGC should be more in tune
with what students want, especially in the
funding process," Wooten said. "The CGC
should take a closer look at what groups
are doing, and at which groups are necessary
on campus, and not give money away at
Wooten said he wanted to get Chapel
Thrill started again, noting that the SAC
made a concert more feasible and that
revenues could go toward, cutting student
Off campus, northwest (2 seats)
Jimmy Adams, of
ments, is a sophomore
economics and polit
ical science major
from Columbus, Ga.
"IVe always had an
interest in govern
ment and student
politics," Adams said.
"I plan on going to
law school and possi
bly following a polit
l " 1 1 ""' "iiiiiiiiiini nil
t t "
ical career. So it's for experience, but also
because I have some ideas that might be
beneficial to the community."
Ben Burroughs, of
ments, is a sophomore
political science major
from Cape Hatteras.
I ff.pl ctiiHentc in i -
are getting too polit
ical," Burroughs said.
"You should vote for
what is best for your
opposed to what you
ideologically believe. , ,i s
Burroughs said he saw the allocation of
student fees as the main issue before the CGC
and cited it as an example of CGC poli
ticization. "A lot of people voted last year
for their own personal beliefs when their
Marty Cavallo, of Bolinwood Apart
ments, is a senior biology and chemistry
major from Chapel Hill.
Cavallo said he became interested in the
CGC through his roommate, who was on
the council last year. "I'm not into it for
my resume," Cavallo said. "I'm doing this
out of sheer interest. You hear a lot about
campus issues, and you want to do some
thing, to get involved. So I decided to run. .
"I have experience," Cavallo said. "I keep
involved with issues, I'm familiar with a lot
of student organizations. IVe just never
befqre voiced my opinions."
Cavallo said he wanted to see the CGC
Cassie Gray, a sophomore political science
major from High Point, said she was running
for the CGC because she was seeking "more
experience in the political field."
Gray said she was concerned about the
budget process. "I didnt think it was very
balanced last year." she said. "It's not fair
that they cut out various groups but gave
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Bell said the parking problem was
important. "I'd like priority given to off
campus students for lots closer than the F
lot, such as for S-5 and some of the North
Campus lots," he said.
. Bell also said he was concerned about "the
rapport between the administration and
students and the non-respect from the
I'd like to sit down with CGC represen
tatives and draw up a plan for increased
interaction between the administration and
students. That way, there won be as much
alienation as there is right now."
Bell said he was in favor of funding the
Black Student Movement and the develop
ment of the Black Cultural Center.
budget process should be conducted in a
more sane way, without personal politics or
Although she said she was relatively
unfamiliar with the CGC, Poutz said she
would approach issues "in a logical manner."
"I'm interested in the campus and the
students and not so much in politics," she
With regard to recent student protest
about the Division of Student Affairs, Poutz
said: "If it's called Student Affairs, then
students should be able to go there and get.
answers. ... I'd like to confront . . .
(administrators) and find out what's going
on. It's horrible that students can? get
answers about things that affect them."
off-campus representatives to form a special
committee to take care of this need,"
With regard to student activities fees
allocation, Woodward said, "Fees should be
spent on programs and organizations which
reach the majority of students.
"Past experience has shown me where
money has been wasted," Woodward said.
"It's shown me where money shouldn't be
spent again. Some groups reverted funds,
so maybe they don't need as much as they
say they do."
Woodward said he would try to involve
his constituents in CGC affairs and make
them more aware of the CGC by posting
a monthly information sheet.
Wooten also said that as an off-campus
representative, he would try to get Student
Government to work with Chapel Hill
Transit about crowding on the public
transportation system. He mentioned extra
buses at peak hours as a possible solution.
With regard to relations with the Univer
sity administration, Wooten said: "Students
need to be represented better. There needs
to be someone who will stand up for students
to the administration. We have rational ideas
sthat should, be Ustened.to." .
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"Funding is a big issue," Adams said. "I'm
particularly interested in reallocating some
. funds that aren't being used as well as they
might and even studying how groups are
using their money."
Adams said he wanted to focus on off
campus issues and to increase the off-campus
"voice." He proposed a student commission
made up of representatives of various
campus organizations and of students who
would be directly affected by University
decisions to help work on those decisions.
Adams proposed developing a question
naire or off-campus referendum to find out
what constituents think. "We should use
students as a resource," Adams said.
constituents probably wouldn't have agreed
with what they voted for," he said.
Burroughs mentioned the food service and
the recent Campus Y affair as important
. issues. "I'd like to see a referendum to see
if students are as dissatisfied with ARA as
they seem," he said. "We should support
Students for a Student Voice. The Office
of Student Affairs should pay attention to
" what we're saying."
Although Burroughs has limited campus
experience, he said: "In Student Govern
ment, the best experience you can have is
to be a concerned student. If youVe been
in politics, you start getting political and
"I'm a very moderate person. If my
constituents want to make suggestions, I
certainly will listen."
"a bit more money-conscious. They tend to
spend money on things that seem to me to
be useless. Groups like the Association of
Women Students, with a membership of
maybe 10, just aren't representative of the
whole University. I'm glad to see groups like
Cavallo said he would have time for
meetings with constituents. "I'm always open
to comment," he said.
"I just want to go' in with an open mind
and see what develops," Cavallo said. "I'm
middle-of-the-road. 1 listen to both sides and
make my decision from there."
nu)iic u the gays and other people."
Gray is also concerned about the coming
tuition increases. "It's going to be a problem
for people on financial aid. Something needs
to be done about that." she said.
"I will voice the opinions of my constit
uents." Gray said. "I can promise that xour
opinions will be crucial in meetings."