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The Tar Heel Monday, August 18, 198613
Know exactly what is needed before buying books
By TERRI NORMAN
Buying textbooks at UNC is yet
another opportunity for students to
contemplate life as they stand in line
for what seems like decades. You
should plan on spending at least a
half hour in line during the first week
All non-medical textbooks can be
purchased in the textbook depart
ment on the second floor of Student
Stores. Books for medical and allied
health courses are located in Cadu
ceus Medical Bookstore.
Boyd Ellington, manager of Stu
dent Stores' textbook department,
said preregistered students should
attend the first class session before
buying books to ensure that all of
the books listed will be used by their
professor. Staff members are avail
able to help students with selections,
and sample book cards that explain
refund and buy-back policies are
available at the information desk. "Be
sure to read the book cards carefully.
Ask for help if you don't under
stand," he said.
When students select books they
should make sure they are not
defective or damaged. Defective
books are replaced free and should
be returned as quickly as possible,
Ellington said. Refunds can not be
made for books that have been
marked in, so students should not
write in any book, until they are
certain they have the right ones.
Instructors sometimes recommend
books, but do not require them, and
it may be useful to attend class before
writing anything in a book, he said.
Used books are sometimes offered
at discounts of up to 25 percent.
Student Stores buys books back if
they are in good condition and will
be used the next semester. Buy-back
prices vary depending on the new
book prices and how many copies
of the book Student Stores has in
stocky Ellington said.
Books purchased two weeks before
class and during the first two weeks
of class may be returned during the
same period for a full refund. The
books must be in the same condition
as when they were purchased and
must be represented with the receipt.
After the first two weeks of class,
you have until one day past the
official drop period to return books
for a refund, and a drop slip must
be provided in addition to the receipt.
Books purchased after the drop
period can normally be returned for
full refund within two days of
purchase. No refunds will be given
on books purchased during the last
four weeks of class. This rule is
enforced to prevent students from
buying a book on the night before
an exam and returning it the follow
ing day. Any exceptions to the
Student Stores' policies are granted
only in case of illness documented
by Student Health.
Alpha Phi Omega, a service fra
ternity, operates a book co-op at the
beginning of each semester. Students
may buy or sell used texts at prices
often below Student Stores' prices.
The book co-op is held in the Student
Union on the first few days of classes.
Swim test requiires all students to "sink or swim'
By NANCY HARRINGTON
Students who fail the University
swim test but have made a reasonable
effort in trying to learn how to sw im,
can be granted a waiver and graduate
without fulfilling the requirement,
according to the physical education
"We encourage students to take the
beginning swimming courses,"said
Linda Eggebeen, aquaticsdirector.
"If students give it a reasonable try,
and this doesn't mean enrolling in the
class and showing up for only two
days, then they will be given a
Martin to hike tuition
over board's objection
From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH Gov. Jim Martin's
plan to add up to $!6 to UNC's in
state tuition rates took some
members of the UNC Board of
Governors by surprise and few have
taken kindly to the idea.
"The more that you keep raising
tuition, the greater the burden on
parents," said board member Phil
Haire of Sylva. "There are other
ways of raising revenues than from
college students who we're trying to
educate and make taxpaying citi
zens. And the better we educate
them, the greater their possibility of
making a greater income and being
Martin says the increase would
boost state income by $1.3 million.
He has defended the proposal by
noting that 10 years ago, the in-state
tuition covered about 13 percent of
costs, compared 8 percent today.
The Board of Governors, which
agreed to an out-of-state tuition
increase, did not support theln-state
"Going any further at this time
is going to be bad for public higher
education," said board member
John Jordan of Raleigh. "It is not
in the tradition of public education
in North Carolina. It is a departure
of the philosophy we have followed
for 200 years."
Tuition for in-state students is
currently $350 at four-year cam
puses, $410 for students at campuses
that offer master's degrees and $480
at doctorate-granting campuses.
The governor's plan would add $10
to the lowest tuition rate and $16
to the highest.
Wiliam Dees, the first chairman
of the Board of Governors who now
directs its budget and finance com
mittee, said he would have preferred
that Martin bring his proposal to
the board before presenting it to the
"It's more difficult to get him to
back down after he's taken the
position he has," Dees said.
UNC President CD. Spangler
said last week that Martin consulted
him about the proposal and went
ahead despite Spangler's objections.
Some sources told the Greensboro
News & Record that Martin
trimmed the increase from 5 percent
or 6 percent to 3.2 percent after
talking with some UNC officials.
The 3.2 percent increase is the same
raise Martin is recommending for
state employees and teachers.
Dees said the last time an in-state
tuition increase was proposed, the
General Assembly, which originated
the proposal, approved the 10
percent increase despite the Board
of Governor's opposition.
A students can also waive the swim
test requirement by presenting a
written statement from his physician
or the Student Health Service indi
cating that there is a medical reason
why he can't take the swim test,
The swimming test is required of
all UNC students, according to
Eggebeen. It consists of jumping into
the pool, swimming 50 yards using
any stroke and continuing to stay in
the pool for a total of five minutes.
No student has been denied gra
duation because of failure to com
plete the swim test, Eggebeen said.
About a dozen students fail the test
"I Ye had people call me the week
before graduation saying they haven't
passed the swim test," Eggebeen said.
"We let them go through the (gra
duation) ceremony and then come in
in the summer to take the course."
The test is given three times a year
on a group basis, according to
The swim test was developed at
UNC during World War I when the
Navy decided that everyone in the
Navy should learn how to swim,
Eggebeen said. Because UNC was a
strong supporter of Navy ROTC, it
adopted the measure.
The physical education depart
ment reaffirmed support for the swim
test requirement in 1981, according to
Because of the increase in recrea
tional activities centered around the
water, and because a majority of
drownings occur within 50 yards of
safety or when help was available
within 5 minutes, the department has
continued to support the swim test
Drowning is the second leading
cause of accidental death in the
United States, and an estimated 60
percent of the population can not
swim well enough to save their own
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