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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, January 27, 1988, Page 1, Image 1

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Don't expose Oiapel E-Olll ge"3s the prize Dean Smitlh proves he AgSred Partly JoudTnish 28. for bycMlllg Op - Page 3 ha SOfe - Page 8 7 ntfTbns' Wht Sail 9 Wssx Mul Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 95, Issue 118 Wednesday, January 27, 1988 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 Business Advertising 962-1163 QeestiiomiiniaflFe reveals Ism of amice albert AID By HELEN JONES Staff Writer About 25 percent of the UNC students and staff members who responded to an AIDS questionnaire are very misinformed about how the disease is transmitted, the chairman of the UNC Task Force on AIDS said Tuesday. Michel Ibrahim, dean of the School of Public Health, said the 45 question survey was designed to test students and staff members' knowl edge and beliefs about AIDS. Misconceptions about transmis sion of acquired immune deficiency syndrome included the beliefs that the disease may be contracted by casual contact with infected patients, by handling objects that they had held or by use of public bathrooms, Ibrahim said. Research has shown that the disease can only be contracted by intimate sexual contact or through contaminated intravenous needles, he added. "We really have a long way to go to educate the campus," Ibrahim said. However, he said he is encouraged that respondents requested more information. The survey also asked respondents what they would like the task force to do to educate the University community, Ibrahim said. He said national surveys of the general public yield results similar to the UNC study. "I would like to have the campus know more than the general popu lation," Ibrahim said. "It's especially important because we're an educa tional institution." Ernest Valente, a psychology graduate student, said the 14-member task force mailed surveys to 1,500 UNC students and staff in early November. Only 25 percent responded, but Valente and Ibrahim agreed that the percentage was sufficient for statis tical use. Respondents said they wanted to see more voluntary, anonymous AIDS testing on campus, specific guidelines for prevention and educa tional materials, Ibrahim said. They f -sKrr"' " i f ypt, T T. " - : " V: - 5 "j CSitlH . , i r J - ,-;. - ?r . . li' ; . j - - """ are also interested in support groups to help AIDS patients deal with the disease emotionally, he said. The Daily Tar Heel ranked first among the possible outlets for edu cation, Ibrahim said. Respondents also favored an informational tele phone hotline, personal counseling and broadcasts on local television and radio stations to help educate the public, he said. Task force members, who include students, physicians, psychologists and faculty, plan to hold a forum in the Pit in March and hope to establish Conn a support group as soon as possible, Ibrahim said. All the members of the task force are available to speak to staff, students and faculty in classes or in a forum, Ibrahim said. "Whatever you think is appro priate, we would be happy to respond," he said. Valente said the same survey used for students and staff will be mailed to 155 faculty members next week, with results available in about a month. TO to ji mni&y rai&KQi cainmeaiii guns Smashing set Scott Tinsley, a junior criminal justice major from Wilmington, practices his drums Tuesday at the Alpha Tau Omega house. DTHTony Deifell Tinsley and a few other fraternity brothers get together often to play tunes and plan to form a band in the future. By JUSTIN McGUIRE Senior Writer Student body president candidates who receive at least 10 percent of the vote in next month's election may be reimbursed for half their campaign expenses if Student Congress passes a proposed subsidies bill. If the Rules and Judiciary Com mittee of the congress votes tomor row to approve the subsidies bill, it will go before the full congress for ratification next Wednesday. Committee chairman Stuart Hath away, author of the bill, said qualified student body president candidates receiving a solid 10 percent of votes cast will qualify for the subsidy if the bill passes. A check for half the amount of documented expenses would be mailed to the candidates within 15 days of the election, he said. The money would probably come from Student Government funds, he said. Only student body president can didates would be reimbursed because the presidential race traditionally has the most candidates. The plan will be tested this year, Hathaway said. If it is workable, the other offices could be added. Candidates can spend no more than $400 for campaign expenses. Based on recent election figures, the subsidies would probably total about $800, Hathaway said. The proposal would allow candi dates who may have financial diffi culty to run an effective campaign, Hathaway said. Many students do not run for offices because they lack the resources, he said. "There is a drastic disproportion of students who devote as much time as they want to campus organizations and those whose time is necessarily restricted because of their limited financial resources," he said. The bill alone cannot solve that problem, Hathaway said, but it can help by making it easier for the most See CONGRESS page 6 Residence concerns Officials will use survey to address faculty members' questions about housing By JACKIE DOUGLAS Staff Writer Housing Advisory Board members will use the results from a student survey to address concerns that many faculty members have about the quality of University housing, the board chairman said Tuesday. Board chairman Peter Topping said that board members will meet with the arts and sciences faculty on Thursday. Wayne Kuncl, housing director, reported the results of the quality of life survey that took place in February 1987. The survey was designed to find out what kind of problems exist in the housing program at UNC, Kuncl said. "This is the first data since IVe been here that gives us some indication of how we are doing," Kuncl said. Some of the areas covered in the survey were communication, security, community environment, programs and activities, and housing mainte nance, Kuncl said. The random sample survey had a 29 percent return rate, Kuncl said. The board plans to present the results of the survey to the faculty, and then will give the faculty a chance to ask questions about problems that still need attention, Topping said. Topping said he had recently talked with Gillian Cell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, about the problems that Cell and her fellow faculty members see in UNC's hous ing program. One of the problems that Cell was concerned about was the lack of an intellectual environment in the resi dence halls, Topping said. The board is also concerned about the lack of cultural activities and influences in the dormitories, Kuncl said. Programs like guest speakers could be expanded, he said. "Program development is a con cern that will be looked into further," he said. Other problems Topping said that Cell found in University housing included: noise control in the residence halls, B livability, meaning the poor rela tionships that exist between room mates, and discipline within the residence halls. Topping said that he believes Cell and other concerned faculty members are not wrong about the problems that exist, but rather they perceive that the problems are greater than they really are. "The faculty is not very aware of all that is happening. The problems See HOUSING page 6 Leinwand starts campaign for Daily Tar Heel editor By HELEN JONES Staff Writer Donna Leinwand, a junior journal ism and history major from Boca Raton, Fla., has announced her candidacy for editor of The Daily Tar Heel. Establishing a special projects desk on the paper's staff and featuring a regular "sports box" with basic game information are two of her goals, she said Monday. Leinwand said she would also like to increase international, national and business coverage and to expand Omnibus, the Thursday supplement. The special projects desk would begin with a student poll to learn what interests students, she said. Possible story topics include student political and career trends, popular majors and other subjects that would give a picture of the make-up of the student body, Leinwand said. The new desk could also explore in-depth features on social problems like homelessness and rape, she said. Leinwand said the sports box would have information on television Campus Elections stations and broadcast times of games as well as Smith Center ticket dis tribution times and final scores of professional games. "We have a very sports-oriented school," she said. Leinwand said students should be able to get enough news from the DTH without buying another news paper, and she wants to have a full page of international and national news. "We could have blown up a small Third World country, and the DTH would give it three paragraphs in the briefs," she said. In expanding business coverage, Leinwand said she would include career and investment information and a consumer price reports column. Omnibus needs more organization and in-depth features as well as profiles of unique students, she said. "It should be the best student liSlfcil Maynard in the running for student body president Donna Leinwand writing on campus," Leinwand said, adding that she would welcome guest writers to Omnibus. Leinwand was the DTH's state and national editor from January 1987 until she resigned to run for editor-in-chief. She also has worked as assistant state and national editor and as a staff writer and assistant managing editor. By MARK FOLK Senior Writer David Maynard, a junior broad cast journalism and political science major from Winston-Salem, has announced his candidacy for student body president. Increasing student involvement in town politics, improving communi cation between students and student government and forming a committee to review textbook prices are the major issues Maynard said he plans to address in his campaign. To help increase student involve ment in town politics, Maynard said he wants to set up a centralized election site for local, state and national elections in the Student Union. "One of the major problems on this campus is how the town and campus have grown apart," Maynard said. "Students need to become more involved in town politics." Maynard said he wants to provide students with stickers to place on every check they write to town businesses to make merchants more Campus Elections aware of students' presence. "The town doesnt understand that the majority of their income comes from students," Maynard said. "These little stickers would prove it to them." Maynard said he hopes to improve communication between students and the executive branch by running a monthly column in The Daily Tar Heel. "Communication between students and the executive branch is terrible," Maynard said. "Students need to be more aware of problems before they happen." Maynard said he plans to form a committee to check up on the high textbook prices and to examine the profits made by UNC Student Stores. "The people at the Student Stores say that they don't make a profit from the high textbook sales," Maynard said. "I want to sit down and look f 7 David Maynard at their records to see what's going on." Maynard has been a Student Congress representative (Dist. 10) for the past two years. He serves on the Student Educational Broadcasting (WXYC) Board and the Media Board and is a member of the finance committee of Student Congress. He was finance committee chairman last summer. Trust in Allah, but tie your camel. Arabic proverb

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