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Volume 95, Issue 51
Thursday, September 10, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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QMvemty responds to complaints from campus, police
By JEAN LUTES
Charges of favoritism and racism
in the University police department
continued Wednesday, after eight
officers met for the second time with
a representative of University
A'total of 13 officers have filed
grievances against the University,
alleging that a departmental reorgan
ization earlier this year was con
During Wednesday's closed meet-
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Ruthie Gregory (left), a sophomore from Roanoke Rapids, talks
with Chi Omega sister Angela Dewar during the first night of
UNC honismg coetieiuies
By MARK FOLK
Despite the closing of Grimes and
Manly residence halls for $ 1 .4 million
in renovations, University officials
said the construction hasn't caused
student housing problems.
"Although we took out about 200
student spaces by closing the two
halls, we haven't had any problems
as far as housing students is con
cerned," Wayne Kuncl, University
housing director, said Wednesday.
"In fact, with the opening of Everett
and Lewis, we have spaces left over."
The Grimes Manly renovation
process is the second in a series of
residence halls the University plans
to remodel. Last year, Everett and
Lewis were renovated.
Students are learnin
with year-old dry campus, policy-
of two articles
This is the second
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
On Aug. 31, 1986, the Franklin
Street riot made the national news.
Nearly 15,000 people jammed the
street, throwing beer bottles and
igniting fires in violent protest of the
new drinking age.
After having a year to calm down,
most UNC students seem to have
accepted the University's "dry cam
pus" policy as a fact of life.
They agree that residence hall
functions have a different focus now,
but few will say drinking on campus
has stopped. Some say it has slowed,
while others contend it has just gone
behind closed doors.
There is much pleasure to
Another grievance filed 3
ing, Dan Burleson, assistant person
nel director for employee relations,
presented the University's response to
the officers' complaints, which
involved 12 promotions granted in
The officers have 15 days to accept
the University's offer to post job
descriptions for six of the 12 positions
in question and to solicit outside help
in re-assessing officers' qualifications.
The officers had requested that all
The University's plan, Kuncl said,
is to renovate two residence halls per
year for the next couple of years.
"We started the process with Olde
Campus dorms because we felt they're
the ones that needed the most work
done to them," Kuncl said. "After
Grimes and Manly, we're going to
start on Ruffin and Mangum."
Renovation work on Grimes and
Manly began about a month ago. Ed
Willis, director of construction
administration, said he hopes the
work will be complete by May 30.
"Right now, work is right on
schedule," Willis said. "Hopefully,
things will go as planned, and we
wont be in a rush to finish."
Included in the renovations are
painting and replumbing both build
"I dont know if well ever see an
end to drinking (on campus), but it's
been cut down considerably," said
Kelly Clark, Residence Hall Associ
With new, stricter rules being
enforced since the drinking age was
changed, Clark said, drinking and the
problems it causes have decreased.
Resident assistants have a special
perspective on the alcohol policy,
because they're the ones who must
implement the policy among their
Chris Connelly, a resident assistant
in Winston, agreed that the amount
of drinking has decreased. He said
the drinking that goes on in the
dormitories has been cut by about 50
percent under the new policy.
"My freshman year, there were
usually two or three big parties in a
12 promotions be rescinded.
If the officers decide, to reject the
University's offer, they may proceed
to the third step of the University's
grievance procedure, . and appear
before a staff grievance committee.
Although several officers said they
had not decided whether to accept
the proposal, at least one officer
needed no more time to decide.'
"This isn't what we asked for," said
Officer Keith Edwards. "The same
people will end up with the same
positions. This hasn't changed any
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sorority rush. The Chi Omegas began their second round of events
today; rush will continue until Bid Day on Sept. 20.
ings, installing bathrooms on each
floor, replacing floor tiles and win
dows in each room, installing con
vectors to allow for air conditioning,
updating the alarm systems and
purchasing new furniture.
The renovation process for all of
the Olde Campus residence halls is
basically the same, Kuncl said.
Kelly Clark, Residence Hall Asso
ciation president, said he is glad to
see the renovations underway.
"A lot of dorms, especially the Olde
Campus ones, need a lot of work done
to them," Clark said. "Dr. Kuncl and
his staff ought to be commended for
Many residents and former resi-
See RENOVATIONS page 5
residence hall every week," he said.
"Now you're lucky if there's one or
two in an area (per week)."
Senior Joel Platts, Teague presi
dent, also said that less drinking goes
on than two or three years ago. But
this year, he said, there has been more
drinking than last year. :
"Last year, things were really
strict," he said. "This year they've
been more lenient in terms of enforc
A lot of people now carry alcohol
around in cups, so it's less noticeable,
David Gillespie, a freshman from
Charlotte, said the policy is easy to
live with because it's not very strictly
enforced, at least in terms of drinking
in individual rooms.
See DRINKING page 4 ;
be gained from useless knowledge. Bertrand Russell
thing. I'm definitely going on to step
Edwards, a campus police officer
for 13 years, said she isn't afraid of
losing her job. "There are plenty of
jobs out there," she said. "IVe been
a token here I can be a token
Edwards, the only black woman on
the force, said she plans to file a
lawsuit against the University, alleg
ing "continuing discrimination
against black females by the Univer
sity police department."
Joint UNC-town committee
opposes route through .park'
By SHEILA SIMMONS
Members of a joint University
town committee, appointed this
summer to examine UNC's contro
versial land-use plan, recom
mended Wednesday against build
ing a road through Battle Park.
The committee also agreed to
oppose purchasing private prop
erty for a road along the east side
of the University.
"Battle Park is a pleasant, green,
woody area, and the people who
live near there would like to see
it left that way," said John Sanders,
committee chairman and director
of the Institute of Government. The
area is located beside Forest Thea
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She said the five officers who did
not show up for the meeting were '
either out of town or "too disgusted"
with the matter to proceed further. ....
The officers did not receive a
written copy of the University's offer,
but Edwards said she expected to
receive one today.
Officer Ollie Bowler said the
University offered to use a group
outside the police department to
decide which officers are most qual
ified for the six posted positions.
But the final decision would remain
By RACHEL ORR
Assistant University Editor
Smiles lingered on the faces of
Carolina Symposium and Black
Student Movement officers and the
University registrar when they left the
Student Congress meeting Wednes
The congress approved the alloca
tion of $23,140 to the BSM and
$13,1 10 to the Carolina Symposium.
Those were the figures recommended
by the congress's Finance Committee,
which met to discuss the two organ
izations' budgets last week.
; The congress also decided to add
a referendum to the Oct. 6 ballots,
proposing a $5 increase in student
activity fees beginning in fall 1989.
.BSM President Kenneth Perry said
he was pleased with the congress's
decision. "We got more than we asked
for, because we got spending
The "spending authority" granted
by the congress will allow the BSM
to spend $1,500 not included in the
budget, on the condition that the
money be repaid to the Student
Activities Fund Office.
tre, along Boundary Street.
The 10-member committee met
for two and a half hours Wednes
day to discuss the University's
comprehensive land-use plan.
This summer, Chancellor Chris
topher Fordham and Chapel Hill
Mayor James Wallace appointed
University officials and members of"
the community to study the devel
opment of a "mutually agreeable"
Thoroughfare Plan for the town
The appointments were made
after Chapel Hill residents voiced
opposition to parts of the plan that
proposed routes through Battle
Park and through private property
bordering the park.
"dry campus," some students still
in the hands of Robert Sherman,'
UNC's director of security services,"
who granted the original promotions,
The people promoted in June
would retain their positions until all
the officers' qualifications are re
assessed, Bowler said. No time limit
was set, although he said he was told
a decision would be made within a
couple of weeks.
The positions to be re-posted are
See COMPLAINTS page 5
The extra $1,500 will be obtained
through fund-raising, Perry said.
Rick Maechling, Carolina Sympo
sium co-chairman, also said he was
pleased with the congress's action last
The symposium, which biennially
sponsors a series of educational
programs, plans to bring speakers to
the University from March 21-31 to
discuss the theme "Educational
Encounter: Learning is no Accident."
"It is not cheap to put on pro
grams," Maechling said.
The money allocated by the con
gress pays about one-third of the
symposium's costs. The remaining
money will be provided by co
sponsors, private contributions and
grants, he said.
The $5 increase in student fees was
proposed by Lanier to help finance
a telephone pre-registration and
drop-add system. If the hike is
approved by the student body, Lanier
said the system will probably be in
operation by spring 1990.
The telephone registration system
See BUDGET page 5
The committee must report its
recommendations to the chancellor
and mayor by Jan. 4. The revised
plan will be presented to UNC's
Board of Trustees for approval.
The plan will also be presented
to the Chapel Hill Town Council,
but the council's approval is not
The plan calls for the closing of
Columbia Street, transferring traf
fic to Pittsboro Street, and the
closing of Ridge Road and Man
ning Drive, to be replaced by a
route that would extend from
Country Club Road, running
behind Ehringhaus and Hinton
See ROUTE page 5
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