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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 11, 1987, Page 2, Image 2

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2The Daily Tar Heel Friday, September 1 1 , 1987 liberal surlts still troeg9 edmicatoFs my Dy MEG CRADDOCK '.Staff Writer 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 rounded education. 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 Town tries ty HUNTER LAMBETH Staff Writer 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 reporting error. now ethnic styles University Square Chgpci Hill 967 - ) A U4 Fall Arts Classes Sopt. 28 Nov. 21 The TI Business Analyst'Solar has all the right functions to help you get down to business. Is your present calculator good enough to make it in business? Prob ably not. That's why we made the TI BA-Solar. The BA-Solar provides you with preprogrammed functions 1987 TI. '"Trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated reforms. By getting a minor in humanitites, students can improve their job possibilities and chances for 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 arts programs. "There continues to be a strong interest in the humanities," said Calvin Davis, director of undergrad uate studies in the history to cope with increas joint Town-University Committee to study future traffic and development plans. 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 roadways. "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 traffic." 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 8935 Drawing Painting Grasntc 0Qn Crafts Muac Photography Vlcfro Acting Writing Oane Ant Aperacianon folk Am For Adults youth CWMwn All is R&gistor now and watch your cmattvo spirit soari Ptek up our Hm Catalog u of Class at itm AfflCwM i . Irrwnm offlct) at Nic Prtc Books. 300 E. Main St.. Carrboro. NC 942-2041 Trtangi arva cify and county ilbrariot Cftap HllUCarrOoro CNamD of Conmsfct A norvofofft tax-xmot organization ''mrm - m''Z Si-SB Y a J v- i a " j department. 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 program. 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 more traffic." 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 said. "(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 goes. , "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 development. Bonk said the proposed Pittsboro Street Extension is not a result of the ocialist grouip may By SHARON KEBSCHULL Staff Writer "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 mm. - 1 1 tell jr. for the interest, loans, real estate, bond, pricing and profit problems you'll find throughout your business courses. The BA-Solar speeds you through your assignments because the preprogrammed functions execute . many business formulas at the push of a single key. 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 department. "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." traffic 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 stead Drive. 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. Mlg And not only does the BA-Solar give you higher finance, it gives you higher technology. The TI BA-Solar is the only financial calculator with solar capabilities. Thanks to TIs Anylite Solar technology, you can use the BA-Solar in any lowlight conditions. So get your own BA-Solar at your 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 both nations. 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 and honor." 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. - , v-v- start cllapter at UNC "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. bookstore today. After all, the last thing you want to do in business is take any unnecessary risks. Tfxas Instruments News in Brief 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? WASHINGTON Secretary 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 divisive debate." 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 WASHINGTON Former 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 others. 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. Jr

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