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By SUSAN KAUFFMAN
Cars, condos and contaminated
water could threaten the positive
aspects of growth in Carrboro. These
were concerns discussed by mayoral
and board of aldermen candidates
Wednesday at a forum sponsored by
the League of Women Voters.
Traffic problems, the Amberly
project and affordable housing
topped the list of issues discussed by
the five board candidates vying for
Black cMltiare, leadership
Is vital to
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Black students are a vital link in
the connection between African and
Afro-American culture, a UNC
associate professor told a group of
about 60 students Wednesday night.
Sonja Stone, associate professor of
African and Afro-American studies,
spoke on black leadership at the "pre
opening" of the Black Cultural Center
in the area of the Student Union that
will house the BCC.
"Black students are the heirs to and
the founders of Afro-American
culture," she said.
Students and officials began to
consider the idea of creating a BCC
in 1984, and the project is now
nearing its final stages.
The BCC programming committee
is now accepting applications for a
Housing board members discuss
By STEPHANIE MARSHALL
During a meeting Wednesday, the
Housing Advisory Board discussed
guaranteeing campus housing for
sophomores and raising money for
renovating Old East and Old West
A decision about guaranteed hous
ing for sophomores will be made by
the end of this semester.
"We have people who want to live
with us and we put them in the
position where they have to leave,"
said Wayne Kuncl, director of the
Department of University Housing.
"I would like to be able to guarantee
housing to everyone who wants it."
An open forum to discuss the
BSM plans Pit demonstration
to protest University racism
By SHEILA SIMMONS
The Black Student Movement will
express opposition today to alleged
racism in the hiring and promoting
of blacks within several University
departments, said Wilton Hyman,
BSM vice president.
At a one-hour rally set to begin
at noon in the Pit, a former UNC
police officer and speakers from
Action Against Apartheid and the
University's chapter of the NAACP
will join the BSM in voicing their
Andrea Parrot, professor of
human sexuality at Cornell Univer
sity, will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday
on "Dating Dynamics: Does 'No'
Ever Mean 4YesT'
Parrot is a leading authority on
date and acquaintance rape.
Friday's workshop will include
small group discussions on develop
ing campus programs for dealing with
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three open positions and two mayoral
Several candidates focused on
problems they said the current town
government has not properly
Francis Shetley, a board candidate,
said the traffic problem has been
discussed for years, but not acted
upon. She said she would publicize
the park and ride bus service near
the A&P supermarket on Highway
UNC9 speaker says
BCC director. According to sche
duled plans, the final selection will
be made in May, and the center will
open officially when the director
takes charge in July.
Stone said the BCC will provide
a way to preserve and enhance black
"A black cultural center at the
University of North Carolina has the
potential to illuminate and elevate the
culture of blacks all over the world,"
The BCC will accomplish this by
helping black students reach their full
potential, Stone told the crowd.
"The Black Cultural Center will
provide a place where the gifts of
black students will be nurtured to
their fullest," she said.
Stone said she is concerned that
black cultural groups like the Black
subject has been tentatively scheduled
for the third week of November.
Peter Topping, executive director
of the business administration under
graduate program and a board
member, said the purpose of the
forum is to gather ideas from
Kelly Clark, president of the
Residence Hall Association, said the
issue of guaranteeing sophomore
housing was raised for the first time
RHA originally opposed the idea
because students had not been
involved in forming the proposal and
because they were not given enough
time to investigate the issue. i
The housing department is now ',
grievances against the University.
As a focus of their protests, Hyman
said the BSM will use the grievances
filed by 14 officers charging Univer
sity police with favoritism and racism
in the June promotions of 12 officers.
"This incident is a perfect example
of the discrimination that goes on all
over the University, as well as all over
the state," Hyman said.
Hyman said the group is expanding
its show of opposition to other
University departments because sta
tistics show that blacks are not being
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date and acquaintance rape preven
tion. Registration is Friday at 8 a.m.
in the Student Union, and the fee is
$15 for students and $20 for others.
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bus to the University.
Carol Drinkard, a board candi
date, said commuting alternatives
must be explored. "It's too expensive
to buy both a bus pass and a parking
sticker," she said.
Steve Oglesbee, chairman of the
transportation board and a board
candidate, said he is proud of the bus
system, although he wants to expand
weekend and handicapped services.
"We need to be sure we are not
Student Movement's Opeyo dancers,
Ebony Readers and gospel choir have
no "institutional-supports" at the
By providing black artist-in-residence
programs for these groups,
the BCC will take a step toward
solving this problem.
"Our hope is that the Black Cul
tural Center will be one means of
connecting the wonderful talents our
students have with professionals in
the field," Stone said.
People must realize that black
culture and artistic forms exist for
more than just entertainment, Stone
"(These artistic forms) are not just
intended to give people an escape to
the mountain-top, but to leave people
with the strength and determination
to carry on the struggle," she said.
researching the problem of students
being displaced from residence halls
to determine if it is necessary to
guarantee housing for sophomores.
The board also discussed raising
funds for the proposed renovations
to Old East and Old West. Renova
tions on Old West and Old East, the
oldest state university building in the
nation, will cost an estimated $1.2
Kuncl emphasized the importance
of receiving donations from alumni
and University supporters to help
cover the cost of the project.
"This is the part of the plan that
I am most pleased about," Kuncl said.
"The costs will not be borne just by
the resident students.
hired for higher positions and are
being channeled into lower levels of
the University's work force.
AAA member Joel Segal, NAACP
representative Jim Gibbs, BSM
President Kenneth Perry and former
University police officer Chris Har
ring will speak at the rally.
Harring, who holds a bachelor of
arts degree in criminal justice and
who worked with the Chapel Hill
Police Department for several years
before joining the University police
department, will also speak at the
rally. Harring, a black officer,
received a sergeant's promotion in
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traffic issues dMdegffoFMW
running a Cadillac system with Ford
funds," said Randy Marshall, the
only board candidate with board
experience. Marshall was appointed
to fill a vacant seat on the board 16
"The last thing we want is to run
empty buses," he said.
' Eleanor Kinnaird, a mayoral can
didate, said she favors operating
buses every 10 minutes instead of 20
The town contracts bus service
from Chapel Hill, said Mayor Jim
Porto, who is seeking his third term
in office. He said he would request
more funding from the University
because 80 percent of the riders is
The candidates also responded to
questions about the Amberly subdi
vision proposed to be located in the
University Lake watershed and the
lawsuit against the town and the
fadeots voice concerns
at second facility
By BRENDA CAMPBELL
At a hearing held Wednesday
by the committee on Teaching of
the College of Arts and Sciences,
students voiced concern about
multiple choice questions on tests,
the lack of communication
between teachers and students
after class and the emphasis on
! During its second hearing this
week, the committee heard the
opinions of 14 students about
Committee Chairman Philip
Stadter said Wednesday that the
group's main objective is to make
recomendations to Gillian Cell,
dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences, on ways to improve
teaching on campus.
Junior Lisa Kirkpatrick said
professors who give multiple
choice tests instead of essay tests
are her main concern.
"The chance of luck when
taking a multiple choice is appar
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developers of the project.
The candidates, including those
who oppose the Amberly project, said
they would continue to fight the
watershed lawsuit filed by town
residents who want to block the
"If Amberly were up before the
board again and I were mayor, I
would vote against it," Kinnaird said.
The candidates also discussed
Marshall said he wants to offer a
stipend to city employees who live in
the town. "Currently, most of our
non-professional employees can't
afford to live in Carrboro," he said.
But Porto said Carrboro offers
more affordable housing than Chapel
Hill, with homes that cost between
$80,000 to $100,000.
"It's unrealistic to think developers
will on their own create more affor
dable housing," said Oglesbee, who
ent," Kirkpatrick said. "Essays
look at knowledge and not luck."
As a solution to the problem,
Kirkpatrick suggested that profes
sors should give combination tests,
including multiple choice ques
tions and essays. Also, she said the
University should find more help
for the professors to grade all tests.
Another topic of discussion was
raised by sophomore Jim Davis,
on the emphasis on grades instead
"So many students are in search
of grades rather than obtaining
knowledge," Davis said. "Some
times the presence of grades
provides an unfair bias to those
with good grades.
"Human competition needs to
be dissolved before students focus
on learning," he said.
Students at the hearing also
raised the idea of giving pre-tests
before classes begin, so students
can see how much they have
learned by the end of the semester,
compared to what they knew when
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to build affordable housing. (t
Another concern is the conspicu
ous absence of minorities running for ,
public office. All of the candidates.'
are white, but blacks make up about
20 percent of Carrboro's population.-"
"It's not unrealistic to try and J
achieve 20 percent participation onr
boards and committees," Marshall '
said. "They must be better,,
Kinnaird said she would reach out
to the black churches to encourage .
greater civic participation. "It's a .
continuing problem," she said. "I see
it on campus. Black students congre-,'
gate together and don't seem com-, '
fortable. But really they share the
same concerns of housing, traffic and '
overcrowded schools that we do."
Porto said black candidates must,'
be actively recruited for office and hen
nas tried to accomplish this. ,'
they began the class.
The idea of pre-tests also would
give professors an idea of what
their students know from the start,
so they too can judge how much
the students learn during the
Also at the hearing, junior
Donna Boswell said communica
tion in the classroom should be
developed, so that students are not
afraid to ask questions.
"I go after class to get questions
answered by my teachers," Boswell
said. "I learn more by talking to
Kelly Clark, president of the
Residence Hall Association, said
faculty need to associate more with
students, in dormitory groups and
at dinner lectures.
"The students are interested, but
we have nothing to interest them,"
Clark said. "We have to identify
the faculty members that are
interested and plan for these
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