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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 7
Tuesday, February 25, 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962-1163
Lari Edgerton rejoicing with Elaine Holley after learning that they would be returning to Mclver next fall
Lottery might: Lady Luck
similes on the fortunate
By DENISE SMITHERMAN
Alicia Worrell clasped her hands
and pulled them against her chest. "I
am so scared," she said. "I just have
this awful feeling that we're not going
to make it."
The freshman math major from
Clovis, N.M., sat in the Spencer
dormitory lounge with about 50 other
anxious residents Monday night. The
drawings for fall 1986 . on-campus
housing had begun.
Each area residence college held
separate drawings at 5 p.m. Monday
to determine who would be calling
dorms home and who would be getting
When Worrell was unsuccessful in
landing a room in the new Katherine
Carmichael dormitory, she said she
hoped for placement in her present
Carmichael dormitory will house
496 residents including those in the
health sciences and foreign language
"living and learning" programs.
Unfortunately, Worrell's name
wasn't called Monday night. She left
with red teary eyes and an oppurtunity
to be placed on a waiting list.
Worrell's roommate decided not to
attend the drawing. She couldn't
handle the pressure.
Angela Allred, a sophomore com
puter science major from Greensboro
was also closed out of her dorm. "I'm
really disappointed, but I'm not going
to cry or anything," she said.
Collin Rustin, associate director for
housing administration, said students
are often upset when closed out. And
rightly so, he added. The rooms are
Housing administrators try to
effectively deal with "forceful" stu
dents? "We try to listen to what they
mean instead of what they say," Rustin
Housing placement for students on
the waiting list will begin in April.
Spaces become available as residents
change plans and cancel contracts. A
central waiting list will be posted at
the Carr building late Wednesday
"Be flexible," Rustin said. "Allow
us to assign you to the first space that
Dana Ludwick, a freshman political
science major from Charlotte, applied
to return to Kenan. Ludwick was
unsuccessful in the drawing and half
jokingly said her comments about the
situation were not suitable for print.
Phil Williams, a freshman from
Charlotte, was closed out of Old East
dormitory. While waiting to hear
drawing results, he said he always
liked looking at the Old Well from
his desk. "You can't find a better
office," Williams said.
"I kind of felt like I wouldn't get
in. But I thought it would be great
if I did," he said. "Ill probably drop
out of school and become a monk."
Kemp Gaskill wanted to remain in
his historical dormitory for a different
reason. The sophomore Old West
resident from Tarboro said he liked
mixers with the predominantly female
STOW Residence College.
"It's nice being outnumbered in
your area," he said. Gaskill, who was
successful in the drawing, hopes to
have a single room in the fall.
Houisirag Milts to toe offered
By SCOTT LARSEN
Dormitory residents who find themselves homeless after
Monday's housing lottery can look to the University
Housing Department as a starting point in their search
for off-campus housing.
"A lot of students come to us and really don't know
where to begin looking for off-campus housing," said Kay
Reynolds, off-campus housing coordinator. "We try to
give them enough information to get started."
The Housing Department will hold a seminar on
Monday, March 3 in the Student Union for those students
closed out of on-campus housing, she said. Representa
tives from Duke Power, Southern Bell, area apartment
complexes and Granville Towers will be there to distribute
information and answer any questions students may have,
Students can also enter the waiting list drawing on
Wednesday, Feb. 26 to determine placement on the central
waiting list for on-campus housing, she said.
Several books and pamphlets are available in the
department's Carr Building office to aid students looking
for housing, she said.
The Southern Part of Heaven, published by the Student
Consumer Action Union, contains information for
prospective student-tenants about rents and features of
local apartments and legal matters such as signing leases
and dealing with landlords. In addition, the booklet offers
suggestions for alternatives to apartment living, including
renting rooms in private homes and mobile homes. "This
is the best information book we have," Reynolds said.
Other literature available from the office includes the
The Apartment Finder, The Triangle Area Apartment
Guide, and brochures from individual apartment
Students will also find a listing of students who already
have housing and are looking for roommates and a list
of students needing roommates for next year, Reynolds
On bulletin boards in the office students can also find
listings for alternative housing, such as renting rooms in
private homes and renting mobile homes, she said.
Beginning in May, the housing office will be open on
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide information
to students trying to find housing for the school year
during summer, Reynolds said.
"Over the summer as we find that we don't have as
many vacancies for students on the waiting list, more
students start seriously looking for housing," she said.
By JENNIFER ESSEN
The Championship banners stolen from the Dean E. Smith
Student Activities Center last Sunday were recovered on the
N.C. State University campus and the Cary exit of Interstate
40, according to Chapel Hill Police reports.
Three banners were recovered by authorities on the N.C.
State campus, said Laura Reynolds, N.C. State Public Safety
Last Friday, one banner was spotted hanging on the
exterior of NCSU's Dabney Hall, Reynolds said. Another
banner was found Saturday night hanging in front of the
screen at Stuart Theatre, also at NCSU, she said.
On Sunday, the third banner was sited hanging on a crane
at a NCSU construction site, Reynolds said.
A fourth banner was thrown from the bleachers and
recovered by the UNC cheerleaders during the State-UNC
basketball game at Reynolds Coliseum Sunday, she said.
University Police Detective Walter Dunn said Monday
that some UNC students had turned in the fifth banner after
finding it hanging on an 1-40 overpass Sunday.
Two UNC students, Christian Weil, a freshman from
Charlotte and Kevin Casey, a junior from Winston-Salem,
said they were with a group who recovered a fifth banner.
Weil said he and his friends saw the "NCAA 84" banner
hanging from an interstate highway overpass while they were
driving to the State-UNC basketball game.
Weil said he stopped to get the banner and saw a car
with the trunk open in the vicinity. The people in the car
said the banner was theirs, Weil said. After Weil and his
friends retrieved the banner, the people in the car followed
him, he said.
While Weil was driving down 1-40 with the banner, two
cars tried to box him in, he said.
"They (the two cars) followed us around Raleigh, so we
acted like we were going to the police station, and we lost
them," Weil said. People were waiting for Weil and his friends
after the game, and they wanted the banner, he said.
Weil and Casey returned the banner to the University
Police after the game. Dunn said investigations were still
Fordham hears concerns
By TERESA KRIEGSMAN
Students voiced concerns about the
amount of student input into admin
istration decisions at a forum Monday
with Chancellor Christopher C. Ford
Most of the discussion centered
around the conversion of Old East and
Old West dormitories into office space
and the panel reviewing the Division
of Student Affairs' self-study.
About 40 people attended and heard
Fordham answer questions and address
what he called a "feeling of unease
among this generation of students."
Fordham said the conversion of Old .
East and Old West dorms was part of
a plan to make the most out of central
"There have got to be certain things
that are all on central campus: student
services, classrooms (and) faculty
offices," he said. "It's a constant effort
to try to keep those things together."
Federal regulations make it difficult
and expensive to renovate national
historic landmarks like Old East and
Old West, Fordham said.
An alternative to converting the
dormitories to office space would be
using at least one dorm as a multi
purpose building that would house
faculty offices, dormitory space and
classrooms as they did in the 1800s,
He said the decision to convert the
dormitories would involve, among
others, the division of Student Affairs,
the Board of Trustees and the Faculty
Council. But he said the proposal still
had a long way to go before it was given
Fordham said it might be possible
to raise money from alumni to help fund
the dormitories' renovations.
Fordham said he had responded to
student unrest by setting up a panel of
students and faculty to review the
operation of the Division of Student
"I took action that showed I was
concerned about the matter and anx
ious to find how large an issue it was,
whether it could be resolved and what
had to be done," he said.
He said he expected the panel
members to be fair in their analysis of
the division's self-study.
"I made every effort to get people
that were thought to be responsive,
credible and capable of being objective,
rather than get someone (who was)
involved in the controversy," he said.
' The panel should attack-nssues-instead
of individuals, Fordham said.
The easy way to fix an organization in
trouble is to get rid of somebody rather
than to deal with the issues, he said,
but this seldom yields results.
"... (I will) take the results of (the
panel's study) and do the best I can with
them as fairly, equitably and honestly
as I can, wherever it leads us," he said.
Fordham said the panel probably
would continue its review until the fall.
"IVe looked at the self-study as it's
progressed," he said. "It seemed imprac
tical to get it wound up in another two
months, so one either destroys it almost
entirely or lets it take its course."
Fordham said he hoped Student
Affairs would be responsive to the
"I really believe there are a lot of good
people in Student Affairs who will go
80 percent of the way with you if youH
give them a chance," he said.
When asked about plans to allow
Dean of Student Affairs Donald Boul
ton to handle the terms of rehiring
Campus Y Associate Director George
Gamble, Fordham said he had not lost
his interest in the issue but was letting
it go through the proper channels.
Fordham also said he supported total
divestiture of University funds from
companies doing business with the
government of South Africa.
Fordham said students should help
-"solve campus problems but there were
some things students could not do.
"Students will not be firing faculty
or promoting faculty or evaluating
students or selecting curriculum; a few
things students don't do at a good
University," he said. "(But) the things
they should do they should be an
important part of. I'm committed to
that proposition, and 111 work on it."
Collision raises issue of traffic light
By MIKE GUNZENHAUSER
At least one person was injured
Sunday in an accident at a Carrboro
intersection where town officials have
asked the state to install a traffic light.
A 1981 Pontiac driven by Anna
Darnell Arnoult, 30, of Chapel Hill,
collided with a 1985 Buick driven by
Tambi Deann Waters, 23, of South
Carolina, on N.C. 54 at Plantation
Plaza, said Lt. Ben Callahan of the
An unidentified 9-year-old girl in
Arnoult's car was injured, he said, but
he did not know the extent of her
injuries. A 10-year-old boy was also in
the car, Callahan said, but he did not
know if the boy was injured.
No charges were filed in the accident,
which occurred shortly after 9 p.m.,
Callahan said. The accident caused
$2,500 damage to Arnoult's car and
$2,000 damage to Waters' car, he said.
Arnoult was driving east on N.C. 54
Bypass when her car collided with
Walters' car, the police report said.
Walters had stopped at the stop sign
on West Main Street and was turning
left onto the Bypass, the report said.
Neither driver was treated at N.C.
Memorial Hospital, said hospital
representative Kathy Neal.
.Last week, Carrboro aldermen asked
the state Department of Transportation
for a traffic light at the intersection,
which the state redesigned in
November, Carrboro Mayor Jim Porto
"It's hard to get the state to move
on it," Porto said.
Several citizens had complained
about the intersection, Alderman
Hilliard Caldwell said, and the board
resolved two weeks ago to ask the state
for a traffic light.
Caldwell said he thought the rede
signed intersection was more danger
ous. There have been about six acci
dents at the intersection since
November, causing over $12,000 dam
age, not including Sunday's accident,
"(The intersection) was designed so
that it could accomodate a signal," said
state division engineer John Watkins,
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Student officers voice ambitions
By GUY LUCAS
The new Student Government officers spoke briefly
about their plans for the coming year during
inauguration ceremonies last night int the film
auditorium of the Student Union. '
Student Body President Bryan Hassel said his goal
was to increase cooperation on campus. He said he
wanted to involve the whole campus in Student
"Too often people put too much emphasis on (the
appearance of cooperation) and not enough on (the
spirit of cooperation)," Hassel said. "They make people
think they're doing things fairly and democratically
when the opposite is really true."
Sometimes people appear that they are aiming for
compromise when the decision has already been made,
"There's a lot of energy on this campus and a lot
of people want to get involved," Hassel said. The key
to harnessing this energy is to work together, he
Residence Hall Association President Rav Jones said
he wanted to make students feel good about the campus
and where they live.
"I hope the many things weVe talked about (during
the campaign), we will be able to see in the next year,"
Carolina Athletic Association President Mark
Pavao, starting his second term in that office, said
he hoped to continue the past year's successes and
learn from the failures.
"When we looked at this year, we realized the best
thing that can happen is for campus organizations to
work together," he said. "(But) coordination between
campus groups and the administration is where it's
The CAA achieved cooperation among campus
groups during the past year, Pavao explained, and
cooperation with the administration was one of the
goals for this year.
Pavao said he also hoped to make students more
aware of the CAA.
"One of our failures was we didn't publicize the name
of CAA, what CAA was all about," he said. "Today,
CAA is basically a bridge between the student body
and the administration, for athletic issues."
Graduate and Professional Student Federation Co
Presidents Jeff Smiley and Linda Wastila said they
wanted to follow up on graduate students' concerns
that were raised during the past year.
"Graduate students have particular needs," Wastila
said. "I feel GPSF can serve as an umbrella
organization to protect those needs."
Wastila said areas of concern she and Smiley wanted
to follow up on included parking reform and graduate
students' academic needs, such as longer library hours.
Smiley said he hoped to establish a campus-wide
scientific journal that would contain scientific reviews,
the publication of original research and news on science
and research at UNC.
"We ultimately also want more social activities for
graduate and professional students," he said. "It's my
personal desire to sec more graduate students get
involved in (campus) political activities."
Smiley said he wanted to get more graduate students
involved in things such as the Student Congress and
the University's chancellor's committees.
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Newly sworn-in SBP Bryan Hassel giving his inaugural address
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