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: Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 35
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CGLA gets more than double
last year's amount after debate
By KIMBERLY EDENS
After six proposed amendments
and one and a half hours of heated
debate Sunday, Student Congress
granted $2,067 to the Carolina Gay
and Lesbian Association (CGLA),
the full amount recommended by the
congress Finance Committee.
The allocation, $1,162 more than
the CGLA received last year,
increased the group's budget by 128
percent from its 1986-87 total.
In the 1 1-and-a-half hour final
budget hearing, congress members
allocated $172,383 in student fees to
26 student groups.
At the beginning of debate about
funding the CGLA, Jim Wooten
(Dist. 19) introduced an amendment
allowing no student fees to be
allocated to the CGLA.
. "This (homosexuality) goes con
trary to mine and many others'
religious beliefs," Wooten said. "My
religious leaders say that homosex
uality is wrong. When you make us
$1 million to UNC
By MARIA HAREN
The second-largest gift in the
University's history, a more than $10
million bequest from the estate of
a 1950 alumnus, will endow profes
sorships in the College of Arts and
Sciences, Chancellor Christopher C.
Ford ham III told the Faculty Coun
cil at its meeting Friday.
The gift from the estate of the late
Paul A. Johnston, who died in 1985,
falls second to an $11.4 million
bequest in 1976 from Dr. and Mrs.
Joseph F.. Proguc. Johnston was the
founder of Johnston Industries, and
Proguc, a 1906 alumnus, was vice
president of Chase Manhattan Bank
of New York.
In other business at the meeting,
John J.B. Anderson, a professor of
nutrition and member of the Edu
cational Policy Committee, told the
council that student support for the
recommended pass fail policy
change had not been good.
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pay for it, you are infringing upon
my rights and the rights of others."
The congress defeated the amend
ment by a 16-6 vote,
Wooten introduced another
amendment to decrease the CGLA's
requested funds for speakers' fees
from $1,000 to $450. "$ 1,000 seems
excessively high fof speakers' fees,"
Student Body Treasurer Jody Beas
ley said. (
Finance Committee Chairman
Neil Riemann created a "blank"
during the debate on Wooten's
second amendment. The blank
required congress- to vote on any
amount of speakers' fees proposed
by congress members. The amounts
proposed were $200, $450, $750,
$800, $950 and $1,000.
Decreasing the money allocated
for speakers' fees was sharply critic
ized by several Congress members.
"Most of the reasons we've heard for
opposing the CGLA are religious
reasons," said Brock Dickinson
(Dist. 13). "I cant think of any
Although only one hearing on the
subject has been held, Anderson
said, more public hearings to involve
students and faculty are slated.
As an example of student dissent,
Anderson cited an editorial describ
ing the policy as a form of "Russian
roulette." , .
But in its report, the committee
stated that the change would benefit
both students and faculty by giving
students a chance to earn a desired
grade. By adding motivation to
study, the number of pass fail
students .who "appear to drift
through courses while meeting only,
the minimum? requirements" would
decline, the report said.
The new option would allow
students taking courses pass fail to
select a target grade, which, if met,
would be recorded on their trans
cripts. However, students who do
not meet their projected grades
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religious reasons to oppose freedom
Although each proposed amount
was debated, none were passed until
the congress voted 15-7 to allocate
the original $1,000 request.
Debate became more general as
congress members began to discuss
the moral basis of CGLA funding.
"It is against the law in North
Carolina to be a homosexual," said
Gene Davis (Dist. 18). "It's obvious
that we (congress members) have
taken it upon ourselves to disobey
the laws of North Carolina."
Phillip Parkerson-Ripley (Dist..
18) disagreed. "The CGLA does not
promote gay sex," he said. "We are
not a sex club.
"I know what it's like to be gay,"
he continued. "I have seventeen slash
marks on my wrist because two and
a half years ago I couldn't come to
terms with being gay. I felt so alone
and so persecuted that I felt my life
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By MATT BIVENS
To keep the spirit of the Con
stitution alive, the older genera
tion must infuse younger gener
ations with its ideals and vigor,
instead of simply teaching them
the words. Sen. Joe Biden, D
Del., told about 200 people at the
Carolina Inn Saturday.
Biden, who chairs the Senate
Judicial Committee and is con
sidering a run for the presidency
in 1988, was the keynote speaker
at a celebration honoring the
200th anniversary of the U.S.
Constitution, sponsored by the
U NC School of Law and the NiC
Commission on the Bicentennial
of the U.S. Constitution.
As he arrived for the speech,
about 10 demonstrators from the
local chapter of the National
Organization of Women held
signs asking for the Equal Rights
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22 of 26 student groups get
exactly what they asked for
From staff reports
Of the 26 student organizations
that requested funds from Student
Congress, 22 received the exact
amounts they requested in the
congress' final budget hearing
But the congress granted the
Student Consumer Action Union
(SCAU) only $239, or 2 percent, of
its $ 1 2,455 request. The group prints
student consumer information,
including pamphlets about finding
apartments and buying groceries.
After congress members voted 1 1
II on an amendment to completely
defund the SCAU, Congress speaker
Rob Friedman (Dist. 16) broke the
tie by voting in favor of defunding
the group. The amendment was
introduced by David Maynard (Dist.
But Student Body Treasurer Jody
Beasley. moved to allocate $239 for
SCAU s computer program. The
movement, passed 14-5, so that the
group was not completely defunded.
Amendment and chanting. "Hey,
hey, ho, ho, patriarchy has to go."
Biden spoke with the group's
spokeswoman and mentioned his
support of the amendment in his
Biden said the separation of
powers principle in the Constitu
tion, which delegates certain
powers to each branch of govern
ment, should be more accurately
renamed "shared powers.'
Although the Senate alone has
the power to make or break
treaties, the executive branch
often interprets them differently
than they were intended, he said.
The Reagan Administration's
interpretation of the Anti
Ballistic Missile Treaty could
provoke a constitutional crisis, he
said. Such a narrow interpreta
tion would make it hard to make
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By MARIA HAREN
The Faculty Council defeated on
Friday a resolution written by its
chairman requesting that the N.C.
General Assembly study the govern
ing policy of the I6-university UNC
The resolution stated three rea
sons for such a study: the 15-year-old
system has never been reviewed;
the current system is cumbersome
and inhibits the University from
reaching its full potential of service
to the state and society; and research
universities might require a different
governing structure to continue their
In the council's final meeting for
the 1986-87 school year. Faculty
Chairman George Kennedy
amended an earlier resolution to
include educational consultants and
others close to the universities in the
"The faculty needs to bring about
change," he said. "The change was
to request a study independent of a
political system. . . . Presently the
government generally works against
UNC and North Carolina State
In addition to proposing that the
John Fox, SCAU spokesman,
said he doubted SCAU would appeal
the allocation. "I think it would
alienate too many people," he said.
4'1 don't think they (congress
members) knew what they were
In other budget action, the con
gress allocated an extra $6,700 to the
executive branch of Student Govern
ment for Project Uplift, a minority
One congress member said it was
especially important to fund the
minority recruitment program
because the Black Student Move
ment had not been included in this
year's budget process. The BSM
missed the deadline for turning in
"In a situation where we're playing
hardball, especially with the Black
Student Movement, it would really
send a bad signal to black students
on this campus by decreasing fund
ing," said Curtis Small (Dist. 5).
"Ask the Student Congress to put
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governing system be studied,
Kennedy's resolution called for
reviewing other possible systems of
organizations "for review and action
by a future system of the General
But Institute of Government
Director John Sanders, who worked
with the General Assembly in 1971
when the 16 campuses merged, said
he knew how legislators viewed the
governments of the universities.
"Such a study would be a mis
take," he said, "because it would
complicate and not resolve
The UNC System is now governed
by President CD. Spangler, a Board
of Trustees for each of the 16
campuses, and a Board of Gover
nors, whose members hold their
positions in eight-year overlapping
If a resolution to re-evaluate the
system were presented to the General
Assembly, it could "yawn and go on"
while insulting the BOG and the
BOT, Sanders said, by insinuating
they were not running the institu
Or, he said, the Assembly could
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their money where their mouth is and
support funding this very worthwhile
Another part of the executive
branch proposal, requesting $3,500
to establish a Gladys and Albert
Coates award, was defeated. The
proposal called for a plaque to be
given to an "outstanding" congress
member each year.
"It's a nice idea, but it's sick," said
Neil Riemann (Dist. 12), Finance
Committee chairman. "To say that
this government should pay for an
award for one of its members when
the money could be used to some
other purpose doesn't make sense."
Student Body President Brian
Bailey defended the proposal, saying
the judicial and executive branches
of Student Government give similar
"It not only recognizes Gladys and
Albert Coates, who have done a lot
for this University, but it also
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