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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 94, Issua 82
By JEAN LUTES
Assistant University Editor ' '
Before proposing to guarantee
housing for rising sophomores,
officials in the Department of Uni
versity Housing should have consi
dered students opinions, Ray Jones,
Residence Hall Association presi
dent, and area governors said at a
meeting Monday night.
: Jones said Tuesday that the RHA
governing board members didn't
want to act on the proposal because
they hadn't read it yet. Jones is
waiting for Wayne Kuncl, director
of University housing, to give him
a copy of the proposal.
"At no point in this has anyone
told students about the proposal,"
Jones said. "Housing seems to have
already made the decision. If that
is true, I think a terrible transgression
has been made."
v Jones said Kuncl first mentioned
guaranteeing housing for rising
sophomores last spring, but told
Jones it was just an idea. "When I
asked him about it this summer, he
said they weren't working on it and
Psychology professors give memory tips
C&sWier's Office: paying tine dues
By MARIA HAREN
The lines before registration may
be long and the tuition bills a burden,
but the Cashier's Office in Bynum
Hall provides the students and
faculty with necessary services.
Contrary to popular belief, the
Cashier's Office does much more
than just mail students' bills.
Founded with the University in 1789,
the Cashier's Office handles every
thing from student accounts to
The Cashier's Office's duties have
changed only slightly over its 197
year history with the University.
Since its move from South Building
in 1964, where it shared quarters with
accounting and payroll, it no longer
handles student loans.
Although its duties affect all of the
University in some way, the Office's
$362,000 budget is small in compar
ison with many of the other admin
istrative offices on campus, said Sam
B. Barnard, university cashier.
Most of the office's budget pays
for the monthly bills and postage.
Other operating expenses and main
tenance costs are also included in the
budget, Barnard said.
Some of the money indirectly
covers employee salaries, he said. Of
the 13 employees in the Cashier's
Office, four are tellers, three clerk
typists, two accounting technicians,
one a teller supervisor and one a
computer input supervisor. Also
included in the ranks, are the uni
versity cashier and the assistant
-Barnard said all the money was
state-appropriated. That means the
it was still just an idea," Jones said.
The housing department should
have consulted RHA before making
a proposal that affects the lives of
so many students, he said.
"The stated mission of housing is
to practice student development,"
Jones said. "If they are really
interested in development, the
answer to the housing problem
would be to expand services to
students who must find off-campus,
housing." ; v
Students who are "lotteried out"
can learn from the experience, he
said, but the housing department has
assumed sophomores can't cope with
Also, if rising sophomores have
their names put on the waiting list,
most of them will be back on-campus
in the first month of school, he said.
Freshmen who are told they have
guaranteed housing will probably
choose to stay on-campus instead of
moving, Jones said.
"A lot of juniors and seniors will
be booted out to make space for
Office must be careful in its distri
bution of money no fat exists for
flagrant spending, he said.
However, the Office received some
money for special projects to pur
chase their computer equipment in
1972, he said.
That year was a landmark year
for the Office. Besides becoming
computerized, the Office no longer
takes charge of student loans. Also,
Kermit R. Williams, current assist
ant university cashier, began work
at the Office, and the personnel
system was revamped.
Three employees were cut due to
state personnel cuts and the compu
ter systems' deletion of one of the
bookkeeping jobs. But the Office
exists much in its original form,
Unlike other departments and
. offices which have grown as their
procedures and responsibilities have
enlarged, the Office has the same
responsibilities as it did during the
University's early years, he said. ; " '.
Although the amount of money
has grown and the deposits made
from the departments are for larger
amounts, Barnard said, the . number
of students the Office deals with is
basically the same. '
Files on UNC students from
before 1972 are kept in the file boxes
of the Cashier's Office. After 1972,
the Office was computerized, Bar
nard said, and they now store current
information on microfiche.
Data-base offers improvement .
The computer system was changed
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sophomores," he said. "It will
destroy the diversity of on-campus
life. Now you've got dorms that have
freshmen, sophomores, juniors and
Neal Keene, Ehringhaus gover
nor, agreed. "Some of the people I
looked to most when I was a
freshman were the upperclassmen,"
- Jones said the housing department
is "almost trying to take away the
junior-senior role in helping
The area governors said they
wanted to know how many juniors
and seniors could lose their spaces
to sophomores. "I'd like to see some
numbers from housing," said Mike
Home, Granville governor. "I'd like
to see how many upperclassmen try
to get back in, and see how many
upperclassmen will be displaced."
Home said that before governing
board members vote on the prop
osal, they want to understand the
issue. "We don't want to play politics
with people's lives and feelings," he
By LAURA LANCE
The last thing you should do to
prepare for a midterm is read the
book, according to Joseph C. Low
man, associate professor in
But this statement does not mean
what many UNC students would
"I don't mean not read it, I mean
read it last," Lowman said. "It helps
to reinforce what you have already
learned in lectures and from the first
time you read the book."
- He suggests that students begin
studying for tests when they first read
class material. "The best way to leam
is over a long period of time," said
He said students can follow five
steps to get the most out of a
textbook: . ' .
B Look at the chapter outline in
the text. Do not try to memorize the
material, just try to absorb it.
o Flip to the end of each chapter
and read the summary. Notice the
glossary this will sensitize you to
the important concepts in the
chapter. . C
B Quickly glance over the entire
chapter. Read all the shadowed and
in 1982, he said, and a data-based
system is in the works for 1988.
The new system will eliminate
some of the problems the office is
experiencing now, he said. It will be
a package system to be used with
the Records and Registration Office
and the Student Aid Office, which
will allow other departments dealing
with students bills to key them into
the Cashier's Office.
After the data-based system is
installed, Williams said, electronic
telephone registration will be avail
able. This is a process whereby
students pre-register using the phone
and find out then if their classes are
available and the amount of their
Barnard said billing and postage
costs will also, be saved because
students will be notified of their bills
over the phone.
"This system could update stu
dents' accounts within minutes," he
said. "It will make for a more
available student account."
Students can now pay with charge
cards, Barnard said. This addition
to the billing procedure can be used
in accordance with the electronic
Students could also pay tuition at
the same time they register, he said,
cutting, down on the time lapse
. between transactions.
George Ho, a second-year medical
student from Baltimore, said he
thought the Cashier's Office could
improve. "They've been a little slow
giving out: bills," he said. "I think
a lot of people were wondering when
they were going to get them. That
unknown factor worries people."
Barnard said the students also
have a problem with timeliness.
"Students- procrastinate and don't
Chapel HM, North Carolina
Residence hall governments
would be destroyed by the proposal,
Jones said. Juniors and seniors help
build social communities as leaders
in their governments, he said. "If you
boot out all juniors and seniors,
youH destroy the governments.
"Although sophomores can do a
good job, juniors and seniors are the
ones with experiences with the
governments," he said.
Keene said the University is
supposed to be a growing and
learning experience. If the University
doesn't let rising sophomores go
through the lottery, they won't leam
to deal with the "hard knocks" of
life. "If you don't experience the
pitfalls, you don't learn.
"I see a problem in the way the
system is done to begin with," Keene
said. "The lottery doesn't start until
February, and then you have to
scramble through exams to find
housing. The lottery should be
moved back three months, or the
entire system should be changed."
boxed-in material and notice the
B Go through the chapter and
notice the italicized words. Write
them down. Notice where the words
are in relation to the material and
how they are organized.
B Read the chapter straight
Lowman said a student who goes
through this procedure before a test
should know the material. Lowman
also said it is best to read material
before the class in which it is
"By reading the text in this way
before class, a student can actively
ask questions (out loud or in his
mind) of the instructor," he said.
"This active participation is impor
tant in learning anything."
Peter A. Omstein, professor of
psychology and director of the
developmental teaching program at
UNC, agrees with Lowman that
"learning is an active process, not a
"We can't actually improve our
memories," he said, "but we can do
various things to increase the like
lihood that we will be able to pull
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Agnes Elledge, a teller-clerk in the University
Cashier's Office in Bynum Hall (inset), confirms a
student's account Elledge has been with the
Office for 22 years.
pay their bills on time," he said. "This
(telephone system) will help elimi
nate their problems and our
A process with student aid will
also be worked out, Williams said,
so students can transfer that money
to the Cashier's Office. "This would
be very good for med students who
are on rotation and can't get back
to campus," he said.
Lines: the constant problem
The system would also cut down
on lines during registration, Barnard
Kathy Mulvey, a junior English
man says. Richard Nixon
of summit results
From Associated Press reports
Reagan and Soviet leader Mik
hail Gorbachev blamed each
other Tuesday for their inability
to strike an arms reduction deal
in Iceland, but agreed that too
much is at stake to fold the arms
control bargaining table.
Recalling his description of
Iceland as a base camp leading
to a summit, Reagan said, "I
believe there exists the opportun
ity to plant a permanent flag of
peace at that summit, and I call
on the Soviets not to miss this
Gorbachev, in a nationally
broadcast address to the Soviet
people, accused Reagan of trying
to push his country into an
expensive new arms buildup. But
Gorbachev also said that nego
tiations cannot be abandoned. He
did say, however, the next move
is up to the United States.
The intercontinental verbal
crossfire came two days after the
pair, in a bittersweet climax to
a weekend of intensive talks,
Mr. UNC search is on
By NANCY HARRINGTON
Seven "boys who just wanna have
fun" will be center stage tonight at
7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the
Student Union, battling it out for
a batch of prizes and the chance to
be recognized as Mr. UNC.
The 3rd annual Mr. UNC contest
is sponsored by Circle K in conjunc
tion, with the Carolina Athletic
Association's homecoming events.
Circle K is a non-profit campus
service organization sponsored by
Tickets are $2 in advance and $3
at the door. Proceeds will go to the
Association for Retarded Citizens of
Contestants are Charles Ritter,
sponsored by friends; Joseph Cox,
sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta
sorority, Jeff Taylor, sponsored by
Delta Upsilon fraternity; Sam Best,
sponsored by Henderson Residence
. College; Craig Justus, sponsored by
friends; Rodney Honeycutt, spon
sored by JT and the Rapping Jew;
and Scott Bailey, sponsored by Chi
French major from Massachusetts,
tries to avoid the lines. "At the
beginning of the semester, it's really
crowded," she said. "They need an
overflow of staff. It can get really
hectic, so I usually wait for a week."
Linda Dixon, a teller who has
been at the Office for 23 years, said
the busiest times are after bills go
out. She said she dealt with between
200 to 300 students a day during that
But before billing time, she said,
she sometimes waits on only 50
students per day. During registra
tion, all the windows are available
to students, Dixon said, except for
one which is open only for
grimly bade one another farewell
in the darkness outside a white
clapboard house in Reykjavik.
"The American people don't
mistake the absence of a final
agreement for the absence of
progress. We made progress. We
must be patient. We made historic
advances. We will not turn back,"
Reagan said in a speech Tuesday.
Gorbachev said the meeting
was useful, but foundered on
Reagan's refusal to give up "Star
Wars," the space-based missile
defense system. He said he
remained optimistic that the
superpowers have not reached the
end of the road in their efforts
to agree on arms control.
Reagan said the Kremlin over
played its hand in seeking to get
him to scrap Star Wars, the
system known formally as Stra
tegic Defense Initiative, which the
president says is vital to America's
The Americans "put good, fair
ideas on the table, and they won't
See SUMMIT page 2
Most of the contestants met
Tuesday with Circle K, and later
gave reasons for entering.
Contestant Jeff Taylor said he
entered the contest not only to have
fun, but also because, "I made a bet
with a guy that if I didn't win this
contest, I would walk all the way
to Raleigh and back." His friend said
he wouldn't make the trip to Raleigh
because he's Petruska the bear,
"Slammin' " Sammy Best said he
likewise had a bet with his roommate
about winning the contest. "We're
betting that if I win he has to take
a public shower," he said.
Craig Justus cherishes the idea of
being on stage with contestant Jeff
Taylor. "I want to see Jeff walk, I
want to see bunions grow on his
feet." According to Justus, the only
difference between him and the other
candidates is that "I shower."
Rodney Honeycutt, said he had
no choice but to enter. "I have a
See MR. UNC page 6
Catherine Womble, teller supervi
sor, said each student was a priority,
no matter how long the line. "That ;
person is the most important until;
you finish with his problem," she
Although the Cashier's Office has ;
asked to be relocated to larger;
quarters, Barnard said, it looks as;
if they are at their present location;
for a while. However, funds have;
been requested for remodeling the;
lobby and counter area to add space,
Something the Office has had for
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