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2The Daily Tar Heel Friday, September 1 1 , 1987
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Dy MEG CRADDOCK
Although many college students
;are turning to professional schools to
prepare for the working world, not
jail have lost interest in the liberal arts,
j Many schools have seen renewed
interest in liberal arts courses as
jstudents become interested in a well
I Although known for its outstand
ing technical curriculum, the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology in
Boston is offering students the
'opportunity to minor in the School
of Humanities, Arts and Social
Sciences, said Philip Khoury, asso
ciate dean of the school.
I "There has actually been a rea
wakening of interest in the humanities
at MIT," Khoury said. "We expect
it to increase more because of these
ty HUNTER LAMBETH
j Chapel Hill is struggling to stay one
step ahead of growing traffic and
development patterns as more people
move into the area and access points
ppen to Interstate 40.
The completion of the Chapel Hill
Durham access to 1-40 in July
coincided with the formation of the
For the Record
; Wednesday's article, "Dormitory
alcohol policy is effective, officials
say," incorrectly stated that dormi
tpry dues may not be used to buy
alcohol. According to the University's
policy, dormitory dues may be used
tp buy alcohol for 21 -year-olds who
live in residence halls.
; The Daily Tar Heel regrets the
now ethnic styles
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reforms. By getting a minor in
humanitites, students can improve
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getting into graduate school."
At Bennington College, a liberal
arts school in Vermont, enrollment
in "traditional" majors such as art,
English and history remains strong,
said Pat Adams, a professor in the
Bennington art department.
"Our enrollment hasn't dropped at
all," she said. It can't really increase
because of a limit on the number of
faculty we can have. For years now
we have been at capacity."
Closer to home, Duke University
has seen little decrease in its liberal
"There continues to be a strong
interest in the humanities," said
Calvin Davis, director of undergrad
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to cope with increas
joint Town-University Committee to
study future traffic and development
Although traffic is becoming
increasingly congested on Chapel Hill
roads, town transportation planner
David Bonk said the nearby interstate
access has not congested the town's
"There is a lot of traffic regardless
of 1-40 coming into Chapel Hill,"
Bonk said. "I do not see a relationship
between the new access and the town
One of the town's top priorities is
studying and rerouting the traffic
generated by the continuing develop
ment, Bonk said.
"Traffic is a year-round problem,
especially since more and more
students are staying in town during
the summer," he said. "As the
University expands with faculty who
will live here year-round, it will mean
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But the University of North Carol
ina's professional schools have seen
increased interest in their programs.
Despite tougher entrance require
ments, the School of Business
received 550 applications for fewer
than 400 spaces in the school last
spring, said Peter Topping, director
of the undergraduate business
Over the past year, enrollment in
the School of Journalism rose by
about 100 students, said Tom Bowers,
associate dean of the school. There
are 550 students enrolled in the school
this year, he said.
Despite the large number of stu
dents in the professional or trade
schools, other departments are hold
ing their own.
Enrollment in the classics depart
Another 1-40 access to Airport
Road north of Weaver Dairy Road
is expected to be completed in 1989.
The completion of the new 1-40
access points will make commuting
to and from the area for work or
school much easier and faster, Bonk
"(Traffic) consists of two compo
nents those people who live -in
Chapel Hill and those people who
work in Chapel Hill," Bonk said. "A
perfect system would be for the
people who work here to live here
as well, because it shortens the
distance they have to travel and
makes it much easier for the town
to accommodate them as far as traffic
"People will come who didn't want
to locate in this area before," he said.
The original roadways laid in
Chapel Hill were Columbia Street,
which runs north and south, and
Franklin Street, which runs east and
west. Since then, roads in the area
have gone through extensive
Bonk said the proposed Pittsboro
Street Extension is not a result of the
ocialist grouip may
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
"The sooner the U.S. gets out, the
sooner the South Africans can take
charge of their own country," Young
Socialist Alliance member John Cox
told fewer than 10 students Thursday
night at an organizational meeting of
the : Alliance' 1"
fThe organizers' of the Greensboro "
chapter of the YS A came to UNC
to set up a table in the Pit and see
how much interest would be gener
ated. Cox, the organizer of the
Greensboro chapter, said there
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ment has remained stable for the past
few years, said Kenneth Sams, chair
man of the department. This year
about 20 students are majoring in
classics, Sams said.
There is enough interest in classics
courses that the department has
created additional sections of Greek
courses and added two classical
civilization courses, Sams said.
The art department's 80-person
enrollment is about the same as last
year, said Catherine Stribling, admi
nistrative manager of the art
"We are getting more and more,
students from other disciplines,
especially math and computer
science," she said. "I think they want
something different than staring at a
computer screen all day."
1-40 accesses to the town.
"WeVe had serious traffic prob
lems with that road regardless, since
it is the only way through town going
north to south."
Bonk said that the Chapel Hill area
has several roads and highways that
need expansion and rerouting. The
15-501 Bypass poses traffic problems
for the town, as well as Estes Drive
and Airport Road north of Home
Bonk said these roads need atten
tion because more cars are traveling
them than they were originally
designed to carry.
Columbia Street north of Cameron
Avenue has a capacity of 29,000 cars
per day and is currently carrying
17,000 to 20,000 for most of the day.
Daily peak hours for traffic generally
exceed the road's capacity.
These capacities are based on a 24
hour period, with peak hours occur
ring during the morning and evening
rush hours when people are commut
ing to and from work or school.
Airport Road north of Homestead
has a capacity of 12,500 cars, and
currently carries 13,000 or more.
Estes Drive has 12,500 capacity, but
18,000 cars travel that road every day.
seemed to be enough interest to start
a chapter on this campus.
The small discussion covered a
variety of political issues m which the
United States is directly involved. The
main concerns for the YSA are an
end to apartheid and U.S. involve
ment in South Africa. The Alliance
also supports the Sandinista revolu
tion in Nicaragua. ,v; f
The citizens of Nicaragua see the
U.S. government as their enemy, but
see the American people as their
friends, said Cox, who recently
returned from a month in Nicaragua.
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Thousands welcome Pope
as he arrives for U.S. tour
From Associated Press reports
MIAMI Pope John Paul II,
prepared for dissent but claiming
the support of a "silent majority"
of Catholics, launched his second
U.S. tour Thursday as "a friend
of America and all Americans."
President Reagan, who had
come from Washington to wel
come the pontiff on a clear, 90
degree afternoon, made a pointed
reference to Central America as he
portrayed himself as a supporter
of human freedom.
The pontiff addressed the wel
coming crowd of 4,500: "I come
as a friend a friend of America
and all Americans: Catholics,
Orthodox, Protestants and Jews,
people of every religion, and all
men and women of good will."
Security was tight in Miami,
and a 53-year-old man was
arrested after he was found car
rying a gun and knife at Tamiami
Park, where the Pope will cele
brate Mass today.
Iran, Iraq exchange attacks
MANAMA, Bahrain Iraqi
warplanes bombed industrial cen
ters and an Iranian speedboat
rocketed a supertanker Thursday,
the day before the U.N. secretary
general begins a peace mission to
Javier Perez de Cuellar left New
York on Thursday and, after an
overnight stop in Paris, is due in
Tehran on Friday. He said he
remained hopeful that his week
long mission will bring a truce in
the 7-year-old Persian Gulf war.
On Wednesday, Perez de Cuel
lar said he hoped for an "early
comprehensive settlement which
will satisfy the demands of justice
Iraq said its air raids would
continue until Iran complies with
the July 20 cease-fire resolution
passed unanimously by the U.N.
Security Council. The Iraqis have
said they will accept the truce if
the Iranians do, but Iran has not
given a definite answer.
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"As a result of the revolution,
they've seen a tremendous improve
ment in land reform, a tremendous
educational drive, and tremendous
gains in health care," Cox said.
In the cases of Nicaragua, South
Africa, and Chile the U.S. govern
ment , is simply ; protecting ; its ' own y
interests with "the most brutal means
at its disposal," he said.
"It is essential that we stand for
stopping the support of South Africa
and the war in Nicaragua, and give
them their right to self
determination," Cox said.
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Salvage executives based in the
gulf said Iranian commandos in
one, or perhaps two, speedboats
attacked the Cypriot-flag super
tanker Haven with rocket
propelled grenades, causing some
damage but no casualties.
More funds for contras?
of State George Shultz said today
the administration will seek $270
million for the Nicaraguan contras
for an 18-month period once the
current aid allocation expires at
the end of September.
In testimony prepared for the
Senate Foreign Relations Com
mittee, Shultz said the administra
tion is asking for more money "to
end the doubt and uncertainty
about the capacity and commit
ment of the United States that is
created by the recurring cycle of
off-again, on-again aid decisions
punctuated by protracted and
Shultz's announcement was;
certain to draw fire from many
Democrats, who believe the Uni
ted States must act with restraint
to ensure the success of the peace
plan signed by five Central Amer
ican presidents a month ago.
Poindexter testimony revealed
National Security Adviser John
Poindexter decided in February
1986 not to tell President Reagan
about the diversion of Iran arms
sale money to Nicaragua's contra
rebels because "it would cause a
ruckus if it were exposed," accord
ing to documents released today.
On the subject of the arms sale
to Iran, Poindexter said in private
testimony that he wasn't as
bothered by the idea of trading
weapons for hostages as some
The YSA is spread out over about
80 campuses nationwide, said Kathy
Rettig, a member of the Greensboro
chapter. It grew out of the political
movements of the 1960s. It works
now for women's rights, black rights
and strong unions.
we re invoivea wiin me unions io
protect workers, rights, which are
always under attack iri this country,"
Cox said. "
The YSA sees real democracy when
the great majority of the people are
nrffani7irn the onvernment fVT sniH
not just voting once every four years.