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'Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 77
Thursday, October 15, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Deedrah Respess, a freshman from Kinston, carried a director's study for a geology midterm. Respess said she likes to study
chair into the eighth floor stairwell of Granville Towers West to outside when it's not too cold.
cott College residents otofecl to AtamM Center site
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
More than 85 students from the
Scott College residence area gathered
Tuesday night to express concern
about the proposed site for the
During the meeting, students
voiced complaints and discussed
strategies to oppose the site, a wooded
tract east of Kenan Stadium and
adjacent to Stadium Drive, Ridge
Road and the Ramshead parking lot.
Despite student concern about the
30 G committee
plans drag policy
By HELEN JONES
The drug policy being drafted for
the 16-campus UNC system will
emphasize education and rehabilita
tion, according to members of the
Board of Governors (BOG) commit
tee charged with forming the policy.
Committee member Phillip Haire
said the drug policy draft, which will
probably be presented to the BOG
by January 1988, will set penalties for
University faculty, students and
employees who are indicted for
possession or distribution of drugs.
The policy will not address alcohol
control, Haire said.
Some UNC faculty have criticized
the BOG project, saying individual
institutions should be able to create
the drug policies that will be enforced
on their campuses.
George Kennedy, chairman of the
faculty at UNC, said he would oppose
a system-wide drug policy imposed
by the BOG. He said he favors a
7of some staderts, researches not conffined to the lab
By BARBARA LINN
Most people don't think of grad
uate student researchers as waiting in
line for rations at refugee camps and
sneaking across the borders of war
However, all research isn't con
ducted in chemistry labs or in the
carrels of Davis Library, as proven
by the experiences of Larry Goodson,
a seventh-year political science
Goodson spent last year in Pak
istan studying refugee camps across
the border from Afghanistan.
He said he studied the relationship
between refugee migration from
Afghanistan to Pakistan and the war
in Afghanistan. He also studied the
Remember Robin, they may be drinkers,
building site, General Alumni Asso
ciation officials maintain a firm
stance in favor of the location.
Construction is scheduled to begin
in 1988 and continue for 18 to 24
Original plans called for a con
struction site near the Smith Center.
The UNC Board of Trustees and the
GAA Board of Directors unani
mously approved the location in
September, after the land was offered
by Chancellor Christopher Fordham.
At the time, GAA members
combination of autonomy and edu
cation for UNC-system campuses.
"Things are comparatively good in
the way we've been handling it,"
Kennedy said Tuesday. "This is a
matter of criminal law enforcement
that doesn't lie with the University."
If drug usage or possession affects
faculty or student class performance,
Kennedy said, the officials of specific
campuses should step in, using
already-established policies of the
faculty tenure policy or the student
Although the drug committee has
not issued a formal statement, the
ideas being discussed include drug
education, counseling and rehabilita
tion, and a probable hard line for
According to the working draft of
the policy, faculty members would be
fired and students would be perman
ently expelled if indicted on drug
See POLICY page 4
Research at UNC
Monday: Past and Present
Tuesday: Funding and Fraud
Wednesday: Private Industry
Thursday: Student Researchers
Friday: Conflict with Teaching
support Pakistan gives to the Afghan
rebels, the Mujahideen.
David O'Connor, UNC vice chan
cellor for research, said graduate
research projects have played an
enormous role in creating the Uni
versity's reputation as a major
pointed to the site's central location,
easy access and proximity to parking
as reasons for approval.
Douglas Dibbert, GAA executive
director, said Wednesday that stu
dents should not oppose the Alumni
. Center -simply because of what it
"Today's students are future users
of the building," he said. "I just think
there are some misconceptions of
what the Alumni Association wants
Brian Sipe, Scott College presi
Costa Micae official
By LISA WYNNE
The peace accord signed by five
Central American presidents
incorporates amnesty, dialogue,
democratization and noninterven
tion, a top Costa Rican official
told more than 200 people in
Hamilton Hall Wednesday night.
"There's still war in Central
America," said Dr. Luis Guillermo
Solis, chief of staff of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica,
in a speech sponsored by the
Carolina Union Human Relations
Committee and the Institute for
Latin American Studies. "But
what's important is that we're
talking again," he said.
On August 7, Costa Rican
President Oscar Arias Sanchez,
along with the presidents of
Guatemala, El Salvador, Hondu
ras and Nicaragua, signed an
agreement to resolve their differ
ences. The treaty, called the
Guatemala Plan, was proposed by
Arias earlier in the year.
A major goal of the accord is
"a plurality of democracies,
responding to specific conditions,
but all solidly entrenched in
pluralism," Solis said.
See SPEAKER page 2
The intellectual quality of the
faculty is judged by the quality of the
graduate students it produces, he
said. "Without a fine graduate pop
ulation, you do not have a superb
research-oriented faculty," O'Connor
said. "It is very important to attract
and retain the very best (students)."
To attract and retain graduate
students, funding for their research
must be available, he said.
Most research done by graduate
students is funded by federal govern
ment agencies such as the National
Institute of Health. State and private
funds in the form of fellowships also
pay for student research, O'Connor
Goodson said funding for his
dent, emphasized that he is not
opposed to the center, only to the
"The Alumni Center will benefit us
all as future alumni," he said. "But
this is the last major undeveloped
piece of land on campus.
"It (the Alumni Center) shouldn't
be built on this land, though I support
the building itself."
Students raised several specific
concerns about the site during Tues
day's meeting, including the potential
loss of student parking, elimination
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Luis Guillermo Solis speaks to students and faculty in Hamilton Hall Wednesday night
research came from a $12,000, 10
month fellowship from the American
Institute of Pakistan Studies, which
also! paid for round-trip airfare.
Vhile in Pakistan, Goodson inter
viewed most of the officials who run
refugee camps in the three main
provinces of Pakistan. He also spoke
with refugee leaders in the 30 camps
in Pakistan and observed camp
conditions. He stood in line for
rations with the refugees.
Goodson said he was well-known
among the people, and many of them
thought he was a CIA agent. To fit
in, he grew a beard, wore a turban
and drove a beat-up car.
Bombings occurred every day,
Goodson said, because of Soviet air
violations and terrorist actions pro
but they're still
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
A Student Congress resolution
requesting student review of admin
istrators' decisions was passed last
week, but student leaders agree that
implementing the specific terms of the
resolution is not essential.
Both students and administrators
said they are more interested in
drawing attention to the lack of
communication between students and
The resolution was passed in
response to concern about the lack
of student involvement in the Uni
versity's decision-making process. It
asks that any proposal affecting
students be reviewed by the congress
or other student organizations before
going into effect.
Rob Friedman, congress speaker
of the wooded area and disruptions
of student life during construction.
Many students expressed fear that
removing the parking area could set
a bad example for future University
. "We don't want a precedent for
taking away student parking, which
is already a problem," said freshman
Carol Huffman of Monroe.
Dibbert said he has no control over
the parking lot's fate. Also, the
designs for the building are not
complete. "Anything at this point
outlines loeace Blae
moted by the Soviets. "There were
many times when I got in my car and
thought it would blow up," he said.
Disguised as doctors, Goodson and
a Boston University student sneaked
into Afghanistan in the back of an
Afghan resistance ambulance, Good
son said. Their ambulance was halted
at the border because a man had been
shot during tribal fighting, and the
aid of the "doctors" was needed.
"Luckily, the guy was dead, so we
cruised on through into Afghani
stan," he said.
Three days after Goodson returned
to Pakistan, the villages he had
traveled through were wiped out due
to an outbreak of tribal violence. The
Soviets had armed one tribe, and the
Afghan government had armed
and author of the resolution, said that
although congress members thought
the resolution could solve the prob
lem, they are willing to consider other
"This (the resolution) is not etched
in stone," he said. "We're more than
willing to work on it. The main thing
is to improve communications."
Friedman and other student lead
ers met Tuesday with Donald Boul
ton, vice chancellor and dean of
Student Affairs, to discuss the reso
lution and other ways of improving
communication between students and
"He said he understood the prob
lem, but he didn't feel that (the
resolution) was the right way to deal
with it," Friedman said.
See RESOLUTION page 2
would be speculation, until we have
the final design from the architects,"
Another concern expressed by
students involved the loss of the "Big
Woods" area, particularly the trails
connecting South Campus with Scott
Dibbert said that natural landscap
ing and preservation of trees around
the building are part of the master
See CENTER page 2
another, he said, provoking the
fighting. The incident was never
reported by Western news media, he
The support given to the Mujahi
deen by Pakistan, the United States
and China is leading the war into
Pakistan, Goodson said. "If they (the
Pakistani) could and wanted to close
their borders, the Soviets could
conclude their genocide of Afghan
istan," he said.
The early findings of his research
indicate that the proximity of border
refugee camps to military training
camps causes conflict to spill over
into other countries, Goodson said.
He hopes to finish his dissertation
See RESEARCH page 4
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