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The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, November 5, 19867
MH A vote against
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Rising sophomores should not
be guaranteed University housing
under a proposed Housing
Department policy exempting
them from the lottery, the Res
idence Hall Association voted 8
1 this week.
The RHA Governing Board
opposes implementing the policy
until its effects can be fully
determined, RHA President Ray
Jones said Wednesday.
The proposal would simplify
the process and alleviate rising
sophomores' anxiety of the lot
tery, according to housing
RHA's resolution outlines five
reasons for the Governing
Board's opposition to implement
ing the proposal in the spring.
There has been no study of the
long-term effects of the proposal,
Jones said. "The implications of
this proposal are many and
varied," he said.
The resolution also states that
no alternatives have been
explored and the proposal was
not brought to the students until
it was too late to assess student
The resolution states the Hous
ing Department did not seek
faculty opinion and made no
effort to discover the effects of
the new legal drinking age on
housing, Jones said.
"We might find out that with
the new drinking age, a lot of
juniors and seniors won't want to
live on campus because of all the
restrictions placed on where a
student can drink," he said. "They
might decide that it's more
appealing to live off campus and,
therefore, the problem of limited
spaces won't be as great."
The Housing Department will
seriously consider the official
stance of the RHA when making
a decision, said Sylvester Taylor,
assistant to the director of
"In addition, we want to know
the opinions of the students,
especially rising sophomores and
of the University itself," he said.
"If we find that a majority of these
constituencies are against it, then
this proposal will be in no one's
In order to find out how the
students feel, the Housing
Department is holding forums in
all residence halls except Gran
ville, Craige, Hinton-James and
Morrison tonight at 9 p.m.,
Taylor said. "We want to find out
at a grass roots level what the
opinion of this proposal is," he
But Jones said he had doubts
about the department's motives in
holding these forums. "They're
billing them as an opportunity for
students to voice their opinions,
but I think what they're probably
trying to do is sell their package,"
Taylor said, "We're not trying
to alienate students, we're simply
trying to ensure that there are
spaces for students who want
them," he said. No decision
deadline has been set, he said.
Mystery blossoms in 'Name of the Rose'
Sean Connery needs a strong,
powerful role that will break his
forever "Bond, James Bond" type
cast image. In his latest movie, "The
Name of the Rose," his role as
Brother William of Baskerville, a
Franciscan monk with a past, is
good, but not the one that will help
audiences forget those black
Directed by Jean-Jacques
Annaud, "The Name of the Rose"
is based on the best-selling novel by
Umberto Eco. "Rose" is narrated as
flashback memoirs of Brother Wil
liam's novice, Adso, played by
The story is Adso's memories of
a 1327 journey with William to a
debate in a northern Italian mon
astery. As soon as they arrive,
William is asked to solve the mystery
of young Brother Adelmo's death.
What ensues is almost corny.
William must think he is Sherlock
Holmes (after all, he is from Bas
kerville). He walks around in the
snow, deducing and deciding, and
even exclaims to Adso at one point,
The plot inevitably thickens as
William solves Adelmo's death, and
more bodies show up.
Connery 's acting is good, but not
excellent. His fellow Franciscan
monks are ridiculously stiff. Hickey
is a promising newcomer with
youthful eagerness and charming
piety. Although F. Murray Abra
ham ("Amadeus") shares top billing
with Connery, he appears only in the
last quarter of the movie as Bernardo
Gui, the Inquisitor who arrives to
settle the monastery's troubled
Gore and sex appear in sufficient
quantities to satisfy most modern
movie-goers if the "Rose" storyline
isn't appealing. Bodies are strewn all
over the monastery, and the barn
scene between the novice Adso and
a peasant girl (Elya Baskin) shows
both sets of buns and lots of skin.
Filmed in West Germany and
Italy, "Rose" has beautiful scenery,
and the old monastery is remarkably
realistic. The Benedictine library in
the midst of an intricate labyrinth
is fascinating; there must have been
thousands of those hand-painted
The background information in
"Rose" gives much insight into the
worlds of Benedictine and Francis
can monks. For example, according
to the film, a Franciscan monk's
main quest in life was trying to
discover if Jesus owned his own
clothes. Interesting? Maybe, maybe
not. And Benedictines did not
approve of laughter because the
Bible did not say that Jesus laughed.
No wonder they tried to keep hidden
Aristole's second book of poetics op
Big name actors are not all there
is to "The Name of the Rose." The
film is worth seeing. After all,
Connery and Abraham don't have
to be excellent for the movie to be
By MARIA HAREN
Winter is coming and Physical
Plant employees are preparing Uni
versity buildings, equipment and
employees for the harsh cold and
Steve J. Stoddard, superintendant
of service shops, said air conditioners
are turned off, steam conditioners
are being turned on and steam valves
are being checked for malfunctions.
Facilities are inspected for cracks,
leaks and future weather problems.
"We weather-strip windows, also,"
he said. "But all those things are done
routinely, not just in the winter
"We can't hit every window and
every crack," Stoddard said. "We
depend on the user to tell us and
then we act accordingly."
Matt C. Mlekush, associate direc
tor of facilities management, agreed.
"We check the most obvious things,"
Workers check roofs for leaves
and debris so it can flow in the
gutters and down downspouts and
not cause leaks.
The Physical Plant prepares for
snow and ice by stocking up on sand
and chemicals, Mlekush said. "We
have a snow emergency plan," he
said, "where workers are assigned
several jobs in case of a huge snow
or ice storm. We've already had
several meetings in preparation for
N.C. Memorial Hospital has first
priority for sanding, he said. "We
have to keep open access for those
ambulances," he said. Other areas
are cleared according to priority,
Groundskeeping is still done in
winter, but the amount of work is
decreased. "We do what we can with
the available equipment," he said.
". . . we're limited on snow removal
The Physical Plant's employment
level stays the same during winter
months, he said. "There's always
something to do," he said. "If the
weather gets too bad, well just move
some of the work inside."
Housekeepers will clear stairs and
hallways of snow and water, he said,
while paths will be cleared with
shovels and brooms.
Construction on walkways will
continue until it gets too cold. "Well
do it as long as we can," Mlekush
said, "until the ground gets frozen."
No major insulation projects have
begun, he said, although storm
windows will be added to some
buildings. "In Carrington Hall . . .
well put some in to cut down on
the coldness," Mlekush said.
If any major renovations on
buildings are done, and no known
insulation exists, Mlekush said,
insulation is installed during the
Stoddard said contracts are now
underway to put more insulation in
some of the older buildings, but he
said he was not exactly sure of the
time schedule it was on.
Winter is also the time major
pieces of equipment are checked for
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