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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 95
Thursday, November 12, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By KRISTEN GARDNER
Assistant University Editor
The furor over two incidents of
racial harassment in the business
school's MBA program has died
down, but school officials and stu
dents said Wednesday that they have
not lost interest in raising awareness
of racial problems.
"The flare-up we had is behind us,"
said Paul Rizzo, dean of UNC's
School of Business Administration.
"But the problem will be with us for
a long time."
Officials and students must remain
By LYNNE McCUNTOCK
AIDS does not discriminate, three
panelists said Wednesday night
during a discussion sponsored by
Black Women United.
The panelists Jarvis Nathan,
who was diagnosed with AIDS in
April 1986; Audreye Johnson, a UNC
professor of social work; and Godfrey
Herndon, a volunteer with Durham
Health Project addressed an
audience of about 40 people in
No one is safe from the virus,
; "You may be in a monogamous
relationship. Can you guarantee your
partner is?" she said.
Since Sept. 28 of this year,, 2,359
new AIDS cases have been diag
nosed, according to Johnson's statis
tics. She said the cumulative number
of adult AIDS victims totaled 41,770
in late September, and the number
of victims had grown to 44,129 as of
She said 25 percent of AIDS
victims are black, 52 percent of
females with AIDS are black and 54
percent of children with AIDS are
"Fortunately, the numbers are
somewhat small," Johnson said. "But
they're growing rapidly."
Groups such as blacks and Hispan
ics, which make up a small percentage
of the general population, are over
represented in the AIDS population,
Herndon cited several common
myths about AIDS, including:
h A cure is just around the corner.
Experts do not expect to formulate
an innoculation to use against AIDS
for at least 10 years.
D The disease is confined to large
cities and limited to gay men. Now
AIDS victims are found everywhere
"just think how easy it is to travel."
a Blacks are not as susceptible.
"The virus is a firm believer in equal
opportunity. It is not who you are,
but what you do."
o AIDS is God's wrath for the
promiscuous, or genocide developed
in a laboratory to destroy a group.
The disease does not distinguish the
good from the bad, and researchers
think the AIDS virus first appeared
See PANEL page 2
AIDS tlwreatt prompts government to educate public
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
As the number of AIDS patients
grows at epidemic rates, government
officials nationally have intensified or
started AIDS education programs,
designating weeks or months to
emphasize AIDS awareness.
President Reagan declared
October "AIDS Awareness Month"
and N.C. Gov. Jim Martin declared
Nov. 7-14 as "AIDS Awareness
"Because there is no cure, the best
we can do is educate," said Kathryn
Kerr, health educator with the N.C.
AIDS Control Program. "We dont
expect any cure or vaccine in the next
The infection rate in North Caro
lina is doubling yearly, she said,
creating an obvious and immediate
need for education.
AIDS Awareness Week aims its
programs at ending "afrAIDS," an
school officials work to raise racial awareness
aware of the issue, Rizzo said. "It's
not the kind of problem you should
get comfortable with. We won't let
it be forgotten."
Last semester, two class assign
ments containing racial slurs were
slipped into the mail file of second
year MBA student Jamyce Vinson,
one of eight black students in the
class. The incident was reported to
business school officials last spring.
Last month, school officials asked
second-year students to turn in their
graded briefs so officials could
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The color guard of ROTC cadets stands at attention during the
Veteran's Day ceremonies in Hamilton Hall Wednesday afternoon.
Monday: Defining the virus
Tuesday: Tracing its origin
Wednesday: One man's story
Thursday: Teaching the risks
Friday: The politics of AIDS
underlying epidemic of AIDS para
noia, by teaching how the disease
spreads, Kerr said.
"We need to get people to realize
that it's not who you are that puts
you at risk but the behaviors you
engage in," Kerr said.
The AIDS Control Program is
designing an AIDS school curriculum
to comply with a state law requiring
AIDS education in all public schools
starting at the seventh grade level,
bom with a chronic anxiety about the weather. John Burroughs
compare them to the brief that
contained degrading comments.
About half the class turned in briefs.
When no suspects turned up,
officials turned the investigation over
to the Graduate Student Honor
Graduate Student Attorney
General Tom Boydell said this week
that he could not comment on the
progress of the Graduate Student
Honor Court's investigation of the
Business school officials said they
are working to raise money for
The state also trains people at all
county health departments to provide
the HIV antibody test and counseling.
Counseling must be the core of all
testing programs because people must
know now to practice good public
health, Kerr said.
One-third of North Carolinians
believe it is possible to get AIDS by
donating blood, and this shows the
need for education, Kerr said. Edu
cation will let people know that fresh,
sterilized needles will always be used
when donating blood, she said.
As part of October's AIDS Aware
ness Month activities, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control began a
12-part education campaign, said
Chuck Fallis, public affairs specialist
for the CDC.
The campaign included the distri
bution of up to 45 million "What you
should know about AIDS" bro
chures, public service announcements
fellowships to attract qualified black
students to the school.
"We will find a way to increase our
support," Rizzo said. "There will be
more fellowships for black students
in 1988 than ever before."
Rizzo said a faculty workshop, to
be conducted by a former black
business school faculty member, has
been scheduled for January.
Lambert Mathieu, a second-year
MBA student who is also black, said
he thought black students were
satisfied with the school's investiga
may go nap ffoir volte
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
A referendum questioning the
funding of the Carolina Gay and
Lesbian Association will probably be
on the campus election ballot in
February, a Student Congress
member said Wednesday.
David McNeill (Dist. 19), said
more than 2,200 people have signed
a petition asking for the referendum.
To place the referendum on the
ballot, 10 percent of the student body
about 2,200 students must sign
a petition asking for the referendum.
The referendum will ask students
if they want their student activity fees
used to fund the CGLA. McNeill and
H.F. Watts (Dist. 17) have been
circulating the petition for about a
McNeill said he would probably
present the petition to Student Body
President Brian Bailey in early
February, so the referendum will be
takes campus by storm
By LEIGH ANN McDONALD
Assistant City Editor
Chapel Hill has had the tropical
fall of a sunbather's dream, but
Wednesday's cold, snowy weather
made students yearn for the holidays.
"I was glad I was excited," said
Stasia Droze, a junior advertising
major from Maryland. "It puts you
in the right mood for the holidays
approaching. I was singing Christmas
carols on the way to class."
The combination of a high pressure
system with a low pressure system
moving up the Eastern Seaboard
caused the season's first snowfall,
according to the National Weather
About one-half inch of snow
accumulated on grassy areas and cold
surfaces in Chapel Hill, but Univer
sity students had no relief in the form
of canceled classes.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
were already closed Wednesday in
honor of Veterans' Day.
on 1,000 television and 7,000 radio
stations and discussion series and
forums held throughout the country.
The campaign also created special
versions of the public service
announcements targeting blacks and
hispanics, he said.
The programs put people in touch
with AIDS experts, Fallis said.
"October was just a kickoff
month," Fallis said. He said he
expects the public service announce
ments and other programs to
The CDC also intended to quad
ruple the capacity of the government
sponsored AIOS information hotline,
which carries pre-recorded messages
and can refer callers to 46 live
operators, Fallis said.
The National Education Associa
tion, a 1.8 million-member teachers'
organization, began a campaign to
inform teachers about AIDS facts
tion of the incident, and morale has
not been affected.
"We don't really need to work on
isolated incidents right now,"
Mathieu said. "We're working on
laying a constructive groundwork for
Mathieu said that while the con
troversy surrounding the incidents
has subsided, students are still con
cerned about the problem of race
"The incident has died, but enough
people are still interested to make sure
the stuff Dean Rizzo talked about
placed on the spring election ballot.
The Student Code states that
petitions for referendums must be
presented to the student body pres
ident, who must call for an election
in not less than six days and not more
than 15 days after receiving the
Watts said the number of students
who have signed the petition is
"I'm extremely pleased that within
a month of writing this petition, we've
got over 2,200 signatures," he said.
"I'm satisfied that the majority of
students want this issue on the ballot."
Jim Duley, CGLA outreach coor
dinator, said Wednesday the group
will rely on support from other
student groups and University admin
istrators in the election.
"We don't think that public opin
ion should be a criteria for funding
a group," Duley said. "It never has
been for any other group."
The Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment reported no accidents because
of the snow, which was no worse than
a rainfall, police captain Ralph
"There have been a few (accidents)
because of the moisture on the roads,
but not because of frozen precipita
tion," he said.
The Chapel Hill Transit buses also
did not have any problems because
of the snow. The buses were running
all of their routes on schedule, said
Charles Booth, a CHT bus
"It hasn't stuck enough to bother
us," Booth said. "It takes a deep snow,
two or three inches, before we start
Booth said bus drivers were more
careful in the inclement weather and
watched for wet spots in the road.
University students seemed excited
about the sudden drop in tempera
tures from the 70s on Monday to the
and to help counties develop educa
tion curriculums, said Jim Williams,
director of the NEA Health Informa
The NEA implemented AIDS
Education Projects pilot programs in
three counties in Minnesota, New
Jersey and Maryland. The NEA will
compile the data from these programs
and take the project nationwide next
year, Williams said.
In Minnesota, community leaders
from Burns ville county met for two
hours to discuss a presentation on
AIDS facts and an AIDS fact book
sent to all NEA members.
"They reached a consensus that it's
too great a problem to ignore. . . .
this is basically what we want to
happen, that community leaders
make the decisions, rather than the
NEA dictating to the community,"
In the other two pilot counties, the
comes into being," Mathieu said.
In a statement issued at an Oct.
15 meeting of all students in the MBA
program, Rizzo said a workshop to
raise awareness of racial issues would
be included in next year's orientation
program. He said faculty workshops
on the same subject would also be
Lynne Gerber, executive director
of the MBA program, said the
student honor court will determine
if disciplinary action will be taken as
a result of its investigation. "It's all
up to the honor court," she said.
If students are going to vote on
CGLA funding, Duley said, they
should also vote on funding other
student groups, such as Student
Television (STV), Student Congress
and the Black Student Movement.
"There's a whole lot of money
being spent on other things," he said.
If the referendum is on the spring
ballot, the congress members would
not have to abide by the results of
the referendum when they allocate
student activity fees.
Rob Friedman, speaker of the
congress, said some congress
members may be influenced by the
referendum's results, but it probably
wont change they way they vote.
"Some people are so strong in their
beliefs that theyll vote for it anyway,"
Because only a small percentage of
students usually vote in the election,
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30s on Wednesday.
"It's cold feels good," said ';
sophomore Jeff Cabaniss. "Maybe we
will have some snow this winter
instead of just sleet."
"I'm glad it has quit being warm
because now I can wear my winter
clothes," said Denise James, a junior
"It gave me an excuse not to wash
my hair because I got to wear a hat
all day," said junior psychology major
Some students said the snow made
them want to skip class and stay
inside their residence halls or
"I wish it would freeze up and they
would cancel class for the rest of the
week so I wouldn't have to take my
tests," said Regina Carter, a junior
speech communications major.
Marion Currie, a junior math
major, said, "The snow puts me in
the mood to drink hot chocolate and
watch 'The Oprah Winfrey Show. "
members of the NEA preferred using
a series of workshops for teachers to
reach a consensus among themselves
before taking their recommendations
to the community, he said.
The NEA also set guidelines for
developing policies, such as how to
deal with a faculty member or student
with AIDS, Williams said.
The NEA is working with the CDC
to develop curriculum guidelines,
Williams said. NEA members first
studied the guidelines and their
recommendations were sent back to
the CDC. The demand for the
guidelines has been especially high,
The NEA is also sending out
surveys to its members to identify
effective teaching techniques, Willi
ams said. The best of those ideas will
be showcased in a conference after
consultations with the CDC.