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rOEi'moos Biiooresssoiis: uime arc Today is the last day to drop a class for credit . I x ft . Si of the modern-day scolptor 'Copyright 1987 77)e Day Tar Heel Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 95, Issue 51 Thursday, September 10, 1987 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdverttsing 962-1163 Cumulus accumulation Serious cirrus Cloudy. High 85. ) LV QMvemty responds to complaints from campus, police By JEAN LUTES University Editor 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 personnel. A'total of 13 officers have filed grievances against the University, alleging that a departmental reorgan ization earlier this year was con ducted unfairly. During Wednesday's closed meet- Rush rap r :v HVr: s-s a - v f' I - ii i Ruthie Gregory (left), a sophomore from Roanoke Rapids, talks with Chi Omega sister Angela Dewar during the first night of UNC honismg coetieiuies series off By MARK FOLK Staff Writer 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- Editor's note: of two articles alcohol policy. This is the second examining UNC's By JUSTIN McGUIRE Staff Writer 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 June. 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 2f 4 doirim makeovers 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 ation president. 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 fellow students. 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 ,.v.,.v - v. - - Ilii 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 their work." Many residents and former resi- See RENOVATIONS page 5 cope 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 ing it." A lot of people now carry alcohol around in cups, so it's less noticeable, Platts said. 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 ; 2 tO be gained from useless knowledge. Bertrand Russell thing. I'm definitely going on to step three." 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 somewhere else." 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." lf .... s v 0? 5r DTHDavid Minton 4k Joint UNC-town committee opposes route through .park' By SHEILA SIMMONS Staff Writer 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 Despite UNC's I n Hi"1" ..... - y-lt 1 mill - 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 approves 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 day night. 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 authority." 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 and University. 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, Bowler said. 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 founds I 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 night. 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 required. 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 DTHDavid Minton find ways to party

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