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Volume 95, Issue 52
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By JUSTIN McGUIRE
In response to student concern,
plans to close off the Pit during
renovations to the Student Stores
have been changed, a University
architect said Thursday.
The entire Pit will not be closed
off at any time, S. Thomas Shumate,
consulting architect with the facilities
planning and design office, said at a
meeting of student leaders and
"They (UNC administrators) didnt
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Students for Educational Access hold a protest banquet outside the Morehead Building
dimng candidates' baequiet
By KIMBERLY EDENS
"Why weren't we invited?" read
fliers distributed by student pro
testers on the west front of the
Morehead Building as Secretary
of Education William Bennett
arrived for a reception Thursday
While Bennett and other U.S.
dignitaries attended a banquet in
honor of the candidates participat
ing in today's presidential forum,
members of Students for Educa
tional Access (SEA) held their
own banquet of bread and water
to protest financial aid cuts and
the exclusion of students from
decisions on higher education.
Comnunniittee to explore
of admissions policy
By BARBARA LINN
At the request of the UNC system,
the State Board of Education has
formed a committee to find out why
N.C. high school students remain
unaware of the new admission
requirements for system schools.
The UNC-system Board of Gov
ernors postponed raising admission
standards after learning that almost
half of this year's high school seniors
could not meet the new requirements.
The higher standards will now go into
effect in 1990 instead of next year.
A telephone survey being drawn up
by the Board of Education committee
will examine the methods that North
Carolina high schools used to inform
students of the new requirements,
said committee member Pat Neal.
The committee will try to find why
and where the communication break
down occurred, Neal said.
Last year, a UNC-system survey of
. 1,500 N.C. high school juniors in 101
public high schools found that 83
percent of the students did not know
of the raised admission requirements
until they were juniors, and that 49
percent could not meet the require
ments by graduation.
realize student concern would be as
great as it was," said Student Body
President Brian Bailey, who met
Wednesday with University planning
officials and the Student Stores
general manager to draw up the new
Under the new plan, a chain-link
fence will close about half of the Pit
between the Student Stores and the
trees from as early as November to
By then, workers will have finished
installing utility pipes and adding a
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Official guests included Demo
cratic presidential candidate Jesse
Jackson, Rep. David Price, UNC
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
and UNC-system President CD.
"We are holding this demon
stration to protest the fact that
tuition keeps rising 5 to 7 percent
every year, and financial aid
doesn't rise with it," said SEA
member Scott Morton.
"Since Secretary Bennett has
been an instrumental figure in the
Reagan administration's attempts
to cut financial aid, we felt this
was an appropriate symbolic
gesture," he said.
Student Body President Brian
Sandy Leighton, a guidance coun
selor at Chapel Hill High School, said
counselors there did everything
possible last year to spread word of
the higher standards.
"We posted memos, mentioned the
requirements at every class meeting,
passed out brochures and sent infor
mation to parents," she said.
They also included information in
the weekly newsletter that went to all
classrooms, Leighton said.
She said almost all the students
were aware of the raised require
ments. "Those that did not know
didn't listen, or didn't read."
The counselors were surprised that
the BOG postponed raising the
requirements, Leighton said. "We felt
our students were very well
Mary-Catherine Kuralt, a senior at
Chapel Hill High, said she found out
about the requirements from her
parents during her sophomore year.
"There is a place here at school
where all the college information is
located," she said. "We could find out
about admission requirements there. r
Students at the high school receive
See COMMITTEE page 3
An idea isn't responsible for the people who'believe
Friday, September 11 , 1987
vestibule to the front of the store.
After April, only the corner of the
Pit between the store and Undergrad
uate Library will be closed. During
that period, the inside of the store
will be renovated.
Under the original plan, the entire
Pit would have been closed from
January to August.
While construction is in progress,
Shumate said, customers will enter
the Student Stores through a tempo
rary entrance on the side of the
Bailey, the only student invited to
the banquet, said students should
be included in the process of
"Financial aid cuts do nothing
but hinder students' opportunity,"
Bailey said. "We must make sure
that the problems of today do not
become the disasters of
Bryan Hassel, a former student
body president and an SEA
member, said students should
have a voice in educational reform.
"If you're going to make policy
that's going to affect a group of
people, that group needs to be
See BANQUET page 5
It's a wash
Pam Thompson, a sophomore
Wednesday afternoon to wash
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Stifldeet Stores reinovaitioini
building near the Union. For that
purpose, double doors will be
installed in the emergency exit located
in the store's art department, he said.
Bailey said he was pleased with the
plan and glad that the whole Pit
would not be closed off.
"Something had to be closed while
the construction was done," he said.
"This way, we're losing the least space
Most of the activity takes place in
the front of the Pit, Bailey said, so
the amount of space left should be
By LAURIE DUNCAN
Viewers of "Education 8" should
judge the 1988 presidential candidates
by their proposals for spending
federal education funds, U.S. Secre
tary of Education William Bennett
told about 30 reporters Thursday
afternoon at the Koury Natatorium.
Bennett and another nationally
renowned education expert, Ernest
Boyer, will attend the presidential
candidates forum that begins at 9:30
a.m. today with a discussion among
the seven Democratic contenders.
Two Republican candidates, Rep.
Jack Kemp of New York and former
Delaware Gov. Pierre du Pont, will
debate at 1:30 p.m.
The federal government needs to
target its education funds toward
attracting outstanding teachers,
evaluating teachers, establishing
merit programs for deserving teachers
and providing better educational
opportunities for disadvantaged
children, said Boyer, president of the
imoe gives pre-fonuniri sioeeclh
to stMdeMts in Hamilton Hall
By MATT BIVENS
"The White House is no place to
put someone who holds his or her
finger to the wind and says what are
the latest public opinion polls," Sen.
Paul Simon, D-Ill., a contender for
the Democratic presidential nomina
tion, told about 250 people in Hamil
ton Hall Thursday night.
The speech, sponsored by Students
for Simon, was followed by a ques
tion and answer session.
Simon said candidates need to take
from Bear Creek, took time out
her car, which was a "mess."
adequate for student activities.
Archie Copeland, Student Union
director, said holding rallies with only
part of the Pit open could congest
traffic in front of Lenior Hall.
But Bailey said rallies are usually
held only in the front part of the Pit,
so the lack of space probably would
not cause problems.
To avoid class disturbances and
safety hazards, Shumate said the
contractor will be asked to limit when
trucks deliver materials and equip
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1? Ernest Boyer
Carnegie Foundation" for the
Advancement of Teaching.
The Foundation, associated with
Princeton University, works toward
tough stands on issues, such as the
"I said 4(Lt.) Col. (Oliver) North
is not a hero' and there were boos
from the audience," Simon said. "Our
heroes are not those who lie, who
cheat, who destroy evidence and
violate the laws."
Calling for "a government that
cares," Simon criticized
unemployment under President Rea
gan as a leading cause of the deficit.
The 6 percent unemployment rate is
"not a real figure," he said.
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ment to the work area. Truck traffic
will be concentrated before 8:30 a.m.
and after 2 p.m., he said. i
But the rule will not be hard arid
fast, Shumate said. "It just sets down
the rules of the game."
No jackhammers or bulldozers will
be used during construction, so noise
shouldn't be a big problem, he said.
If workers disturb students in
Greenlaw Hall, the classroom build
ing closest to the work area, the
University Registrar's office may
move classes to other locations. .
school and college reform and toward
the advancement of education. - ; "
See BENNETT page 3 :
Simon also proposed spending cuts
to create a "stronger, leaner, more
flexible defense, depending more on
conventional weapons," and raising
taxes as a last resort.
Simon, who claims to have passed
more education laws than all the
other candidates combined, called for
tougher elementary curriculum, pay
hikes for teachers, and more emphasis
on foreign languages.
He criticized the increasing eco-
See SIMON page 5
measures have been lifted.
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