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mug for the camera, p. 4
Thursday, August 21, 1986
Tar Heel Forum debate:
Senate Sanctions, p. 2
TT"t was so simple when we were
young. A sandlot baseball game
JjLw as never more than three phone
calls away, and when you snowed
up to play, no one had to take a
drug test, knew what an SAT score
was or had a more pressing problem
than finding a good enough stick to
mark second base.
Our age of athletic innocence has
been replaced by one of cynicism.
Athletes, who have long been ste
reotyped as dumb, partying jocks,
have seemingly justified the reputa
tion this summer. The top story in
the last two months was Len Bias'
death due to cocaine intoxication
and subsequent revelations that Bias
did not pass a single class his spring
semester and Maryland basketball
players did not attend 35 to 40
percent of their classes, according to
a former academic counselor.
We have also heard about three
former Virginia football players
Barry Word, Kenny Stadlin and
Howard Petty who have been
charged with conspiracy to distribute
cocaine. And Proposition 48 has
finally taken effect in a slightly
watered-down form, rendering
approximately 400 freshmen inelig
ible for college sports this season
because of low SAT scores or grade
point averages. Kevin Madden has
been declared ineligible by UNC
basketball coach Dean x Smith this
season for not meeting academic
As a result of the negative pub
licity, great athletic performances on
the field are greeted with: "Boy,
someone gave that kid some good
As Virginia football tri-captain
Antonio Rice said, discussing how
his team will be viewed this season,
"It's a Catch-22. If we do well, they
will say, 'Of course they did well,
they're on drugs.' "
"If we do poorly, they 11 say, 'Of
course they did poorly, they're on
Part of the reason off-the-field
antics have received so much atten
tion this summer is due to the relative
lack of other major sports news.
Baseball pennant races have yet to
heat up, Wimbledon had two repeat
winners and the Goodwill Games
flopped. The one notable exception
was Bob Tway's miraculous sand
wedge that won the PGA over Greg
Norman a couple of weeks ago.
Tway hugged his wife and tried to
give a TV interview, but barely
managed a "I'm the happiest man
in the world" before bursting into
That's what sports would be about
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Word from wise to freslhmeirii: it9 -a
It's a jungle out there."
How many times has that
sentence been used to describe
a competitive environment, a world
beyond one's control? The descrip-.
tion is almost a cliche, yet it's still
a good way of visualizing life's more
difficult tasks, such as competing for
Attending school is another dif
ficult task. Students especially
college students -- compete for high
grades, teacher kudos, friends and
mates, while at the same time
pretending not to care about any of
those things. That's damned hard to
Here at UNC, with more than
20,000 students, the story's the same.
It's a college out there.
And like all good boy scouts,
college students should be prepared.
First-time matriculators, take note of
the following bons mots:
a Clean your room every 3
months or whenever your neighbors
complain of the smell whichever
B If it moves, ask it to a party.
(Unless it's in the cafeteria, in which
case you should alert University
Police at once.)
D If it's piza, it's got to be good.
B Make plans according to the
Decree to expire;
ixteen years ago, the 300 or
so black members of this
year's UNC-Chapel Hill
freshman class were just pre
schoolers from across the coun
try, dealing with the typical
problems two-year-olds handle?
Today, those freshmen are
dealing with the problems asso
ciated with adjusting to college
life. But their university finds
itself still grappling with a issue
that was also in its infancy in the
early 1970s minority enrol
lment in the University of North
A majority of administrators,
both on the Chapel Hill campus
and with the UNC system, agree
that although non-white enrol
lment on predominantly white
campuses has decreased, the
University has done its best to
attract minority students. In fact,
non-black enrollment at the five
predominantly black institutions
has increased since 1981. How
ever, University records show that
minority enrollment has
decreased at the 11 predomi
nantly white universities.
The debate originated in the
early 1970s. North Carolina was
one of six Southern states that
officials with the U.S. Depart
ment of Health, Education and
Welfare claimed was practicing de
jure segregation. Negotiations
ensued, but the two sides
remained divided on the key
issues of duplicating programs at
predominantly white and black
In 1978, then-HEW Secretary
Joseph Calif ano set the wheels in
motion to cut off $89 million in
federal research grant money
unless the system complied with
HEW's demands. All grant appli
cations from UNC faculty
members were denied. The fol
lowing year, UNC retaliated by
filing a lawsuit seeking temporary,
injunctions to block the cutoff of
the federal funds UNC was sche
duled to receive.
The compromise that resulted
in 1981 is now known as the
consent decree, a document that
requires the UNC system to make
"good faith efforts" through
specific programs in the recruit
ment of minority students. Those
programs included mailings to all
N.C. minority high school stu-
College Attendance Corollary
(adapted from the Church Attend
1) If the weather is extremely bad,
class attendance will be down; and
2) If the weather is extremely good,
class attendance will be down.
B On a similar vein: If all else fails,
go to class.
That last item presents a fright
ening thought, indeed, but there is
some truth to the rumor that classes
are an integral part of college. Just
something to keep in mind.
One of the interesting things about
college is the radically different
lifestyle it brings to students, espe
cially the first-time kind. For exam
ple, you may have come from Just
Plain Folks, U.S.A., to here the
Land of Doctoral Dissertations and
Masters Theses. There's no weekend
drag strip, no Main Street gazebo,
no drive-in nearby. Just classrooms,
.libraries and fast food restaurants.
Dante's Inferno should look so bad.
Then you look around, searching
for positives among negatives. You
nitty Fecmitrng mm
dents who took the SAT and
PSAT college board exams,
providing publications specifi
cally for minority students and
visits to all N.C. high schools with
at least enrollment. The system
has submitted bi-annual reports
to the federal government. Many
of those programs were already
Years of tumultuous debate
preceded the decree, which has
had a tangible impact on non
black enrollment at predomi
nantly black universities. As for
the Chapel Hill campus, though,
there has been little actual change
result from the decree.
"I said when the decree was
released that it wasn't worth the
paper it was written on," said
Hayden Renwick, associate dean
of the College of Arts and
Renwick, Chapel Hill's asso
ciate director of admissions in
charge of minority recruitment
from 1969 to 1973, has been an
outspoken critic of the Universi
ty's minority recruitment practi
ces. He was the only administra
tor contacted by the DTH that
was critical of the university's
minority recruitment programs.
System administration officials
said that between 1981 and 1985,
black enrollment in the UNC
system has increased from 21,980
to 23,297. Meanwhile, black
enrollment at Chapel Hill, for
example, has dropped from 1779
to 1,712. In that same period,
black enrollment in all 11 pre
dominantly white institutions has
increased from 7,676 to 9,056.
Raymond Dawson, system vice
president of academic affairs, said
there were a number of outside
factors not expected in 1981 that
affect minority recruitment in
1986. Dawson (and several
Chapel Hill administrators) cited
increased competition for minor
ity students, the rapid rise in
higher education costs, and espe
cially changes in the federal
financial aid programs.
"The fact is that an increasing
B Your parents aren't around.
B The campus is attractive.
B Your parents aren't around.
B Your resident adviser seems like
a nice person.
B Your parents aren't around.
B The bricks on the sidewalks are
B Your parents aren't around.
After a while, the gazebo perco
lates to the nethermost reaches of
your memory, and you're no longer
interested in this week's drawing cart!
at the drag strip. YouVe grown
accustomed to the college expe
rience. Before you know it, you have
(drumroll please) ... an altered
perspective. What more could a
transformed collegian want?
Culture, of course.
College offers many ways for
students to "get culture." There are
a number of activities that appeal
to the intellect, each offering an
opportunity to enrich the soul with
life's noblest offerings. Speeches
from prize-winning authors. Litera
ture readings. Political seminars.
Symphony concerts. Shakespearean
dramas. Tar Heel basketball games.
At the same time, there are many
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proportion of the programs are
now in the form of loans,"
Dawson said. "There has been a
shift from grants to loans. Those
things will affect your
Lois Dawson, (no relation to
Raymond) associate director of
undergraduate admissions in
charge of minority recruitment,
said Chapel Hill's intense compe
tition for aid money can hinder
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"Because Carolina is such a
competitive school in the sense of
admissions and academics, many
top black leaders don't get any
thing (grants or scholarships) here
that they can easily get at other
places," Dawson said.
Renwick, however, attributes it
the low minority enrollment at
Chapel Hill to the amount of
resources expended in luring
"I haven't noticed any kind of
coEece onut tlnere
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Students at UNC not a parent in sight
drop in the number of football
players we get who happen to be
black," Renwick said. "Youget
what you work for."
The final report will be submit
ted in December, followed by an
overall review. No adminstrator
expects any new mandates to
. Jim Zook is a senior journalism
and political science major from
Little Rock, Ark.
DTH Dan Charlson