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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 22, 1987, Page 1, Image 1

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The week will include presentations for new students, lectures by faculty members and a table in the Pit to answer students questions. Throughout the week, honor court members and members of the Student Attorney General's staff are giving half-hour presentations that are mandatory for freshmen and transfer students. The presentations will explain the honor system and how it works. Each new student was assigned one of the sessions. Before this year, the honor court presentations were made in freshman English classes. Rodney Hood, co-chairman of the Honor System Awareness Commit tee, said the change was made because the presentations were not reaching enough students. "So many people place out of freshman English, and we couldn't get to junior transfers," he said. This will help us be more visible." Attendance will be taken at the presentations, Sartain said, and those who don't attend will be contacted and given a chance to attend make up sessions in October. Attendance is considered mandatory, she said. Also, three UNC professors will give lectures on ethics and morality as part of the week's events: D Philip Meyer, professor of jour nalism, will present "Ethics in Jour nalism," tonight at 8 p.m. in 104 Howell Hall. B Ellen Peirce, professor in the See HONOR CODE page 5 Indian dancer blends spirituality, tradition By BETH RHEA Staff Writer She has a lithe body, a gentle, unassuming manner and a quiet strength. But more than this, Ishvani Hamilton is a dancer, and her dancing is inspired by a spiritual and cmo- tional energy that makes her capti- vating to watch. Hamilton was born in Bombay, India, the daughter of Indian parents, She began her formal dance training at the age of 10 by studying classical Hindu dance. Her particular style of dance is called "bharata nytyam," but she has also been influenced by yogic technique. Hamilton has performed exten sively in the United States on both coasts, particularly in San Francisco, where she lived for 15 years. There she founded the Ishvani Dance Theater, an Indian modern dance troupe, and became its artistic direc tor. The company's style is based on bharata nytyam, but it is constantly evolving and being influenced by personal interpretation. Hamilton, who is also a choreo grapher, commonly incorporates Indian fables into the dancing. In reference to the growing diversity of the company's repertoire, she said, "IVe branched out like a tree with lots of beautiful branches that you can go out on and explore." Hamilton moved from San Fran cisco to Durham because her hus band was ill, and she hoped the medical facilities at Duke University could improve his failing health. Unfortunately, he could not be saved, so now she is relatively alone in unfamiliar territory. She is starting her life over, though, and has made plans to teach Ind'an dance at the ArtsCenter in Cr toro starting in October. She ho "A to start a new company with interested students from her classes. Dancing is truly Hamilton's life, r f t 5 , . --v IT Universal pain I .bIMIHUUHnl' iw. f -f - S "s. :. r ! "I Sx"' lis $ V-'; I f :v: ':: " :; si - .La ,-9fK.,..--:- - if Shawn Webb, a freshman RTVMP major from Raleigh, works out on the leg-press machine in the Woollen gym weightroom. and through it she feels she can reach other people. "I'd like them to be inspired by . another culture, by different sounds, and rhythms," she said. Dance gives them curiosity and knowledge. Communication that's really what dance and theater are all about." J " . For Hamilton dancing is a way to immerse herself and escape from reality. "I feel very liberated; I'm in another world," se said. "I'm taken out of myself wheft I create dances." Hamilton has aldeep-rooted sense of optimism that I is sustained and strengthened by her art. It allows her to focus her attention on the beauty in the world. "I suppose people in the arts forget the bad things in the world, the mundane trivialities," she said. "This world is a strange and wonderful place." Indian dance grew out of the Hindu religion, which is 'why Hamilton considers dancing to be a spiritual experience. "Dance is really the religion of India," she said. "It is the expression, the essence, of it." Bharata nytyam utilizes mime and symbolic hand gestures. Early Indian artists watched dancers in Hindu temples and were inspired to try to capture the spirit of; the dance in sculpture. j "There's no weakness in this kind of dance," Hamilton said.. "It has very straight, strong lines and good form." Traditional Indian dance is very different from Western styles of , dance, according to Hamilton, in that the smallest, subtlest movements can be as powerful to watch 5,and perform as great sweeping motions that require much physical strength. "This dance is excellent for being aware of the body," she said. "Onecan achieve a great deal with very littld movement. There's a lot of internal, beauty, as well as external. It's up iq the artist to bring that out, to give it to the people so they can feel it. We hope vaguely but dread precisely. DTHCharlotte Cannon , .; f , - - " -- , , - - - & s - i s - , ,r " ---Z "-t - - " ,.V 5 t 4 ;A ' V -V - up I.: ; L C f i y - - " v - - s -i Ishvani Hamilton will apponinitlinniinii3; off il 11 By MARK FOLK Staff Writer A UNC faculty member has ques tioned whether the director of UNC's Institute of Government should also be chairman of the joint town University committee appointed to study the University's land-use plan. But despite his comments at last Friday's Faculty Council meeting, Fred Wright, professor of mathemat ics, said Monday he didn't intend to make a personal attack against John Sanders, chairman of the land-use committee. "Mr. Sanders is a very fine and able man," Wright said. "But he is really in a bad situation since he is also iBlack ; citiizeps tuurge town to Mire mieoFlty Mffegpards By ANDREA SHAW Staff Writer More than a month after a black child drowned at the A.D. Clark Swimming Pool while two white lifeguards were on duty, a group of black residents is still waiting for a response from ChapeLHill officials. The group, Concerned Black Citi zens, wrote a letter to the town, dated Aug. 13, citing negligence by white lifeguards in the Aug. 8 death of 5-year-old David Williams of Hillsbo rough. The letter calls for recruitment of black lifeguards at the Hargraves community pool to meet the needs of black children who swim there. At the request of the Chapel Hill Town Council, officials are investi teach Indian dance at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro this fall director of the Institute of Government." Wright, also a member of the Laurel Hill Road Neighborhood Association, said Sanders has a conflict of interest becajuse "the Institute of Government plans to be a major benefactor of any expansion in the Laurel Hill neighborhood." The Institute could be a "major benefactor" because the land-use plan calls for expansion into the Laurel Hill community, Wright said. He said Provost Samuel William son was very explicit at a recent public meeting about the expanding needs of both the law school and the Institute of Government. gating the incident and are expected to make a report at the council's next meeting. The drowning was the town's first in almost eight years. Concerned Citizens representative Esphur Williams said that other residents in the predominantly black neighborhood have reported swim ming accidents involving black swimmers. "The lifeguards haven't been atten tive to black children," Williams said. "Black children feel that they dont care." Charlotte Horton of 509-B Craig St. said she was angry when she heard about David Williams' death. One month prior to the drowning, she said her 11-year-old daughter, Tashauna T1 11 Paul Valery "The land-use plan calls for the building of two new buildings and a road in place of IS houses in our community," Wright said. "My suspicion is that these two buildings are for the law school, and that the Institute of Government will take over the present law building." Sanders said that although it's true the law school and Institute of Government need more space, the University hasn't decided how the two buildings Wright referred to will be used, if the land-use plan is approved. "Sure, just like the other depart ments on the campus, we could See CHAIRMAN page 3 O'Bryant, almost drowned. "The lifeguards were looking at us and neither one moved," Horton said. "I was calling out to them that my daughter was in trouble. No one responded until we had gotten her out of the pool." Horton said negligent' lifeguards were to blame for the incident "I went , back to the pool after David's drowning and I told (the lifeguards) they needed to change the way the pool was run," she said. Assistant Town Manager Ron Secrist said the town does make efforts to recruit minorities for the position. See LIFEGUARDS page 5 Graduate seats vacant in congress By CHARLA PRICE Staff Writer Student Congress needs graduate students to fill vacant seats in the legislative branch. Elections to fill the five vacant graduate seats will be held on Oct. . 6. So far, only one graduate student has registered to run in the election. According to Julie Miller, chair woman of the Elections Board, the open seats could be filled by write in candidates on election day. That could result in less competi tion for the remaining seats, she said, 1 and many writ6-in candidates could be unaware of the time commitment involved in holding a congress seat "Without graduate students on Student Congress, grads lose input in many of the campus issues that concern them," Miller said. Jeff Smiley, president of the Grad uate and Professional Students Fed eration, said he also thinks that graduate input is important. "Issues that affect all students affect graduate students as well, and they need to voice their needs and con cerns," Smiley said. Smiley said many graduate stu dents cannot make the time commit ment necessary to fulfill a Student Congress seat The time commitment outweighs the personal satisfaction of participat ing in campus activities for many graduate students who are involved in intense graduate programs, Smiley said. And for graduate students with an interest in campus politics but not enough time to fill a congress seat, the Elections Board is looking for graduate members, too. The appointed positions are to provide a graduate point of view on election procedures and policies. See ELECTIONS page 4

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