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4The Daily Tar HeelMonday, November 16, 1987
More jobs availaMe in medical technology programs
By BARBARA LINN
A decrease in graduates from
medical technology programs has
resulted in more job openings in
clinical laboratories, according to
Although job turnover rates and
the number of positions open at
North Carolina Memorial Hospital
(NCMH) have not changed, more
positions are open now than in past
years, hospital employment office
officials said last week.
NCMH traditionally has a sea
sonal and transient working popula
tion, said Ben LaVange, an employee
International programs office
By LYDIAN BERNHARDT
Students who are interested in
studying abroad can get informa
tion from representatives of both
national and international pro
grams at the Study Abroad Fair
The program, sponsored by the
Office of International Programs,
will consist of two parts. From 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Great Hall
of the Student Union, the repre
sentatives from foreign countries
and programs will be available to
answer students, questions. From
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ackland
Art Center, specific information on
UNC programs will be available.
"The program is a showcase for
opportunities to live, study and
work abroad," senior Reggie Shu
ford, the coordinator for the Study
Abroad 87 program, said. "It's for
College students-across nation
By HELLE NIELSEN
After actors staged sleepouts in
Washington and comedians organ
ized the "Comic Relief" benefit,
students have joined forces to raise
money for homeless people.
Fifty colleges from the East Coast
to Areata, Calif, participated in a
National Teach-in on Homelessness
last month, and more than 30 other
colleges plan such activities, said
'Martien Taylor? "a junior at Yale
University in New Haven, Conn.
Taylor began a college campaign for
the homeless after volunteering at the
National Coalition for the Homeless
"The issue is of great concern to
students," Tayloi said. "There are
more than 3,000,000 homeless in the
Jnited States, and the problem does
not seem to get anything but worse."
Students have organized forums,
signed petitions, raised funds for food
pantries and shelters and repaired
houses, Taylor said.
"Students have not just stopped
with the teach-ins," Taylor said.
"Everywhere, raising awareness has
been coupled with concrete action."
Although there is a national college
network, each campus decides and
organizes its own activities, she said.
At Yale, 2,800 students signed a
petition asking the university to
allocate part of a $50 million dona
tion to New Haven for low-income
housing, Taylor said.
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officer for NCMH, but now the
applicant pool is smaller with fewer
qualified people applying.
"There are approximately 30
vacancies in labs," he said.
Employee shortages in the medical
technology field are nation-wide, said
David Kalbacker, NCMH
Faye Bromley, a Duke Hospital
laboratory employee, said there is
now a 12 percent vacancy rate in
Duke Hospital's labs.
Low pay and hazardous duties
have contributed to the decline in
graduates from medical technology
Study Abroad Fair
anyone who has ever had a desire
to study abroad."
Representatives from about 35
national and international pro
grams will be present, Shuford
This is the first time this type
of program has been held at UNC.
Shuford said organizers expect
about 500 students to attend the
Countries included in the pro
gram are England, Germany, Italy,
France, Spain, Mexico, Peru,
Argentina, Israel, Brazil, Japan,
China, Scotland, Denmark and the
Each program has different
qualifications, Shuford said. "Usu
ally, the representatives want
people with some level of fluency
in the native language of the
country ."particularly if it's a com
mon language he said."In some
to help the
"We fear the money will go to
projects that will knock down existing
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housing," Taylor said.
Homeless people often cannot find
affordable housmg, she said.
"Students may face this themselves
when they seek off-campus housing,"
Yale students also held a "Mittens
, and , Cans Jamboree," which sold
canned food and mittens instead of
"admission tickets! Students donated
the cans, mittens and profits to the
local food pantry.
At Boston University, 85 students
slept outside on the university campus
with 10 homeless people in symbolic
shelters to advocate the passage of
the Massachusetts Rights to Housing
Bill, Taylor said.
At Duke University, students who
interned with homelessness organiza-
tions in New York City last summer
started the Homeless Project. During
the week of the national teach-in, the
group organized a "Face the Home-
less" symposium, which discussed the
problems of homelessness.
More than 100 people offered to
volunteer at Durham's homeless
shelter during the week, said Jodi
Beth McCain, an organizer of the
Some Duke students also paint and
repair houses in Durham's housing
projects, she said.
"People are not satisfied with just
studying," McCain said. "And they're
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programs, Bromley said.
There is always the potential for
disease, she said. "Why should people
take that chance when they can go
into something like computer science, .
which pays more?"
Susan Beck, assistant professor in
the division of medical technology at
UNC, cited two main reasons for the
decline in graduates of the medical
technology program at UNC.
The two-year undergraduate pro
gram, which can accept 20 students
per class, has not even started out
with 20 applicants for the past few
years, Beck said. "The lack of
graduates becomes a concern when
programs, though, they'll teach you
The program was begun partly
because of popular demand.
"There is widespread campus
interest in studying abroad," Shu
Part of the interest comes from
an awareness of U.S. foreign
policy, Shuford said. "Lay people
have been becoming aware that all
isn't well abroad, as far as foreign
policy is concerned, and so they Ye
interested in the countries
According to Shuford, the
second part of the program in the
art center may be the most bene
ficial to UNC students. Informa
tion about year-long and semester
programs, summer programs and
international internships will be
available at that time.
tired of mourning. Homelessness is
an issue they have heard about and
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McCain said the Homeless Project
received money from student govern-
ment and $700 Irom the provost s
While concern for homeless people
is just beginning to surface on some
campuses, others have organized to
help the homeless for several years.
For the past six years Harvard
University students have run a shelter
for the homeless, said Dan Buchanan,
The shelter, open between
November and April, houses 23
people and offers a place to sleep,
clothes and two daily meals to people
"It's important that there be a
shelter on campus," Buchanan said,
"Harvard is largely responsible for the
problem in Cambridge, because as the
major landowner, its development
practices have created a lack of
affordable housing. It's important
that students are able to put pressure
on (the university) to change that.
The shelter has 150 student volun
teers, but Buchanan expects more
students to get involved as they
become aware of the situation.
The problem isn't going away, and
it looks like the homeless are making
waves in politics," he said,
UNC will hold a program dealing
with homelessness during Human
Rights Week, which begins today.
Homeless activist Mitch Snyder of
the Community for Creative Non
Violence in Washington will speak at
8 p.m. Wednesday in 100 Hamilton.
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coupled with a need for people in the
Because of recent federal govern
ment changes in the way health care
is financed, hospitals and labs have
become much more cost-conscious in
the past three years, Beck said.
The emphasis on reducing costs has
resulted in cutbacks in staff and in
educational programs, she said.
Hospitals no longer support edu
cational programs within labs, Beck
said. "Hospitals look carefully at
educational programs when looking
at finances," she said.
The smaller number of students
Spaegler names new
for Fayette vile State
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
The Board of Governors said hellos
and goodbyes and discussed numbers
and dollars at its Friday meeting in
the General Administration building.
President CD. Spangler named
Lloyd Hackley the new chancellor of
Fayetteville State University and
announced the retirement of the
secretary of the UNC system.
Hackley, who is now the UNC
system vice president for student
services and special programs, will
replace FSU's chancellor on Jan. 1,
1988. FSU Chancellor Charles Lyons
announced plans to resign last
Hackley said, "My single-minded
approach to education can be
summed up simply: Where education
of all our children is concerned,
quality cannot be compromised.
"No effort is too great, no cost is
too high, no sacrifice is too much to
ask," he said.
Spangler also announced the secre
tary of the UNC system, John
Kennedy, will resign Jan. 1, 1988.
Kennedy has worked for the BOG
for 15 years.
Spangler said, "I depend on him
(Kennedy) so strongly and rely on
him so regularly that I must deplore
Also at the meeting, the BOG
authorized $7,100,000 to UNC-
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Student Congress member harassed
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Staff Writer The letter makes no reference to
One of the Student Congress the CGLA. Watts said that he had
members who is leading a drive to no idea who might hve been respoh
defund the C9lmaGy andXsbia4V sibjfe forhe letter and that he will
Association received ' a4i threatening report it to the police,
letter at his home late last week. "People accuse me of being
H.F. Watts (Dist. 17) said he came
nome oetween izuv a.m. ana 1 a.m.
Thursday night to find an envelope
containing an obscene, threatening
letter and two condoms.
The CGLA was in no way respon
sible for the letter, Mark Donahue,
editor of the CGLA newsletter, said
after being told of the incident. He
called the letter "disgusting.
"I'm 100 percent sure no one from
the CGLA is responsible for it, and
99.9 percent sure no one gay is
responsible for it," Donahue said.
For about a month, Watts and
David McNeill (Dist. 19) have been
circulating a petition that would place
a referendum on the spring ballot to
ask students whether they want
student activity fees to fund the
CGLA. Watts said McNeill has not
received any threatening letters.
Watts has made several strong
statements against gays and the
CGLA since the petition drive began.
The typed letter called Watts
several obscene names and warned
him to stop protesting against homo
sexuality. It ended with "We know
going into health-care fields is
another reason Beck cited for the
decline in the med-tech field. "Bus
iness administration and computer
science are more popular right now,"
"Traditionally, there have been
more women in the med-tech field.
Now there are more choices for those
people," Beck said.
Because more women are in the
med-tech program, she said, there has
always been a great deal of turnover
in the clinical labs. Now, the problem
has been intensified as people are
leaving the clinical setting for the
industrial setting, Beck said.
Average SAT scores of
UNC-system freshmen in 1987
University scores scores
Appalachian State University 929 971
East Carolina University 856 921
Fayetteville State University 602 708
N.C.A&T 726 795
N.C. Central University 703 749
N.C. State University 1042 1056
UNC-Asheville 922 975
UNC-CH 1083 1179
UNC-Charlotte 923 959
UNC-Greensboro 930 1006
UNC-Wilmington 870 916
Western Carolina 819 871
Winston-Salem State University 673 756
Total average for all schools 922 972
Kenan Stadium and approved a
proposal for a $484,800 commuter
parking lot at Horace Williams
The board also received a report
from Raymond Dawson, senior vice
president for academic affairs, that
included average SAT scores for
freshmen at UNC-system institutions,
Other BOG business included:
where you live."
narrow-minded and a homophobe,
but if you ask me, this is pretty small-
minded, he said.
Watts said the methods used by the
writer or writers of the letter were
"When you have to resort to
harassment to make a point, itll get
you in trouble," Watts said.
Donahue said the letter could have
SAFE escort revises program
to increase student involvement
By BRENDA CAMPBELL
With a new name and revamped
operations, SAFE escort has revised
its program to use more student
volunteers and offer its service to
"The service has had a change in
ideology," said senior Frances
Turner, who is in charge of SAFE
(Students Averting Frightening
Encounters). "We don't care where
or why someone is going somewhere,
we just want to encourage them to
use the service and walk with
"We want to get away from the
biased attitude that big, strong men
walk home weak, frail females," she
And the service is not just for
women, Turner said. "We encourage
faculty, teachers and even business
men who , are on campus and need
to walk to their cars to use the
One new SAFE policy is providing
CLASS OF 1988.
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you can enter active duty soon
after graduation without waiting
for the results of your State Boards.
To qualify, you must have an
overall "B" average. After commis
sioning, you'll attend a five-month
internship at a major Air Force
medical facility. It's an excellent
way to prepare for the wide range
of experiences you'll have serving
your country as an Air Force nurse
officer. For more information, call
MSgt Nick Nero (919)850-954
Station to Station Collect
Roberta DeLuca, founder of Tem
porary Tech, a temporary placement
agency for medical technicians, said
industries are beginning to recognize
medical technicians as well-trained
"It has taken a while for medical
technicians to move out of the
hospitals," DeLuca said. "Now,
industry is trying to capitalize on
"Medical technicians are method
ical and dependable," she said. "Their
degree is more valuable than a
chemistry degree, and the program
is a real strength-training program."
Board of Governors
B authorizing the discontinuation
of six research centers, including
UNC-CH's Center for Research in
Accounting and Auditing and the
Cystic Fibrosis Center.
b updating the plans for a system
wide drug policy. The final revision
of the plan will be made at a meeting
been the work of people trying to stir
anti-gay feelings on campus.
"No gay person in their right mind
would do something this damaging,"
he said. "They should know we (the
CGLA) go through legal means and
don't resort to these means of
Donahue said water balloons have
been thrown through his window
since the issue has resurfaced, and
some other CGLA supporters have
received threatening calls.
Donahue said, "H.F. Watts should
know he's not the only, person
service in the libraries at night. Turner
said that from Sunday through
Thursday, 7 p.m. to midnight, volun
teers now sit in the lobbies of Davis
and Undergraduate libraries to walk
On North Campus, a new office
in the basement of Mangum Resi
dence Hall is being used as a centrally
located dispatch area.
Granville Towers is a new location
for the service. Anyone can now be
escorted from there to Franklin Street
or the surrounding area.
Although a South Campus service
is being developed, not enough
volunteers are now in the program
to keep it running continuously,
"All volunteers are trained to know
all the policies and procedures of the
service," Turner said.
"This year we have tried, to facil
itate the service as much as possible,"
Turner said. "To be successful,
though, the students have to get
involved as volunteers."