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Left your sweaters at home over break? 3-NC CO 0131 Bv NC COLLECTION WILSON LIBRARY unc cam nun CHAPEL HILL Agio oiat the way:D 1945 Page 6 Forecast the fyture: pasmgs Page 8 NCAA Lecture by Israeli Consul Genera! Muhamed Massarwa 7 p.m. Hanes-Art Center NC 27514 1, U- ii.w'-. e latin Ha r Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 96, Issue 6 Tuesday, March 15, 1988 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 FaaJfly n. n u of dlycatoOT By JUSTIN McGUIRE Senior Writer Members of the Black Faculty Staff Caucus (BFSC) expressed their "unqualified support" for Frank Brown, dean of the School of Edu cation, in a statement issued March 3. The statement, signed by Vice Chancellor Harold Wallace, also calls for an end to "personal attacks" against Brown's leadership in the School of Education. The statement comes as a result of a recent controversy over Brown's performance as dean of the School of Education. At an education school faculty meeting held Feb. 24, Brown was criticized for lack of leadership in responding to recent recommenda tions to close down several of the school's academic programs. Durham minister Lorenzo Lynch responded to those charges in a letter supporting Brown and charging the University with creating an atmos phere of racism. According to the BSFC statement, the controversy has led to "what appears to be an unprecedented public attack upon the the leadership of an incumbent dean at the University." The statement also calls upon education faculty members and the University community to resist "sim plistic solutions" and "focus on the real issues facing the School of Education." Brown was unavailable for com ment Monday. Wallace said Monday that BFSC members asked him to write the letter in support of Brown at the group's last meeting March 2. Wallace is chairman of the group, which is composed of black administrators, professors and office workers. The group issued the statement of support because a small group of people has been vocal in its criticism of Brown, Wallace said. The BSFC wanted to show the other side of the picture, he said. "We felt it was necessary for other voices to be raised," Wallace said. The statement recounts Brown's career and lists 20 of his major accomplishments, saying he has shown "strong, bold and creative leadership." The accomplishments listed include securing almost $1 million in funding to establish four computer laboratories, developing the state's See DEAN page 6 itSfmwNmmt.iyiw,i..iiii.., few"" MM l(, .y. "v' Ss , r-1: -iY;i., T3.JTJ; 4 - Xl. ?i' 1 , r,5-:-!!! :X"-H l 1 .tvWv.v,,mM iHto-i. ; U - ' J Post-break view DTH Janet Jarman The Pit was less crowded than usual for the 1 p.m. class break Monday afternoon. On the first day of classes after Spring Break, many students chose to bypass Davis Library, perhaps hoping to relax just one more day. Official piredncfe irise In UNC admissoomis applcatoomis By LYDIAN BERNHARDT Staff Writer Applications to UNC are expected to increase by about 1 1 percent from last year, and the competition will be stiffer for both in-state and out-of-state applicants, said Tony Strick land, associate director of undergrad uate admissions. Applications from North Carolina residents have increased 6 percent, and applications from out-of-state residents are up 15 percent compared to March 1987, he said. UNC received a total of 15,289 applications last year, and admissions officials are expecting 17,000 appli cations this year. Applications are up at all institutions in the UNC system, Strickland said. The greater number of applications does not necessarily mean more students will enroll at UNC, he said. The increase does mean admissions officials will use higher standards to screen applicants, and the competi tion to be admitted will be stiffer. Last year, 6,648 North Carolina residents applied for admission to the University, but officials are expecting in-state applications to exceed 7,000 this year, Strickland said. Out-of-state applicants last year totaled 8,641, and that number will probably rise to about 10,000 this year, he said. Although competition for out-of-state applicants is more intense than for in-state applicants, out-of-staters are not necessarily higher quality students, Strickland said. "Out-of-state admissions standards are extremely high, but they are balanced by a larger number of equally qualified state residents,", he said. About 800 of the out-of-state applicants and 3,800 of the in-state applicants will be admitted, Strick land said. Minority students should comprise 10.2 percent of the entering freshman class, according to a non-binding goal set by admissions officials. The number of applications from minor ity students has increased since last year, Strickland said. The success of efforts to encourage minority enrollment cannot be deter mined by the percentage of minority students in the freshman class alone, Strickland said. Enrollment in grad uate and professional schools and overall University enrollment should also be considered, he said. The freshman class admitted this year will probably be about 59 percent female, as it has been for more than six years, Strickland said. But the high percentage of females See ADMISSIONS page 6 UNC provost y p for post at Tennessee ooaversitty By JENNY CLONINGER Staff Writer UNC Provost Samuel William son is one of eight finalists for president of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. Williamson visited the Univer sity of the South on March 8-9 to meet with several groups and committees representing the uni versity's staff, faculty and commun ity, Clay Scott, assistant director of public relations at the University of the South, said Monday. Williamson declined to com ment Monday evening on his standing in the university's search for president. Williamson's name was the first to be released to the public because he was the first candidate to visit Sewanee, Scott said. Other candidates are expected to visit the campus, but Scott said the school's Spring Break will cause a temporary delay in visitations. The university's search commit tee narrowed its search to eight finalists out of 204 applicants, Scott said. The committee will present its final recommendation to the Uni versity of the South's Board of Trustees at the board's May 5 meeting, he said. The search committee chairman is Manning Pattillo, president of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga., and an alumnus of the Uni versity of the South, Scott said. The University of the South is a small liberal arts college and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The university was founded in 1857, Scott said. The town of Sewanee is located on the Cumberland Plateau, between See PROVOST page 6 Student Congress sets deadline for groups' funding requests Shyttttle ytem Officials propose free Chapel Hill-Carrboro bus By BILL HILDEBOLT Staff Writer The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Down town Commission has proposed the creation of a free shuttle to run between the downtown areas of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The commission, which has repre sentatives from the Chapel Hill Town Council, Carrboro Board of Alder men and merchants from both cities, has already had a three-month trial run of the project approved by the town council and the board of aldermen for this fall. Carrboro City Manager Bob Mor gan, a member of the commission, said, "The idea came mainly from merchants in Chapel Hill. We're hoping to tie the two downtowns together for eating and shopping." The shuttle system would have many advantages, Morgan said. It would encourage more people to take the bus to work, because they could still go out to lunch and run errands, he said. "This would help decrease the parking problems in both cities," Morgan said. "It would also get more businesses to move downtown, because the more accessible the downtown is, the more businesses will want to move there." Wade DeGraffenreidt, owner of Sparky's Car Wash and a member of the commission, said, "I'm hoping it will increase family shopping and help revitalize downtown Carrboro." Chapel Hill Transportation Direc tor Bob Godding said the shuttle would probably run between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays between Henderson Street and Carr Mill Mall, although all plans are tentative at this point. See SHUTTLE page 7 By MARK SHAVER Staff Writer Campus organizations seeking funding from the Student Congress during this spring's budget process have until March 24 to submit their budget requests. Last year the Black Student Move ment missed the deadline and the Carolina Symposium had not been officially recognized by the Univer sity, and were therefore ineligible to receive funds from the congress through the regular budget process. Requirements for receiving alloca tions include University recognition and submitting the organization's bylaws with a statement of non discrimination. The Student Congress will allocate about $200,000 to student organiza tions this year, said Bobby Ferris, Finance Committee chairman. The money comes from student fees. Last year, about 30 organiza tions received allocations ranging from $200 to more than $30,000, Ferris said. Student Congress officials will hold an orientation meeting March 17 at 4 p.m. in Gerrard Hall to explain procedures the organizations must follow to receive funds. Organizations must closely follow the procedures to ensure that they will be eligible for funding, said Neil Riemann, last year's Finance Com mittee chairman and current Student Congress speaker. "If you do something wrong you don't get to fix it after the deadline," he said. Theoretically, every organization has an equal chance to be funded, Seventieth Session of the Student Congress Fiscal Year 1988-1989 Budget Process Date Time Event Mar. 14 Budget Request Forms and Characterization Forms available Mar. 17 4 p.m. Organizational Orientation Mar. 24 5 p.m. Budget Request Forms and Characterization Forms Due Mar. 25 Treasurer's Budget Review Committee Session Mar. 27 4 p.m. Random Public Drawing Mar. 28 5 p.m. Data on Organizations Available to Finance Committee Mar. 30 Budget Hearings Commence April 6 7 p.m. Congressional Orientation Session April 13 Budget Hearings End April 15 9 a.m. Annual Budget Bill Available to Congress April 17 9 a.m. Final Budget Hearing Before the Full Congress but in practice those organizations that appear before the finance com mittee first tend to receive more generous allocations, Riemann said. Organizations seeking funding appear before the Finance Committee in an order determined by a random public drawing to be held March 27. The organizations must explain and justify their requests to the committee, which then presents a recommendation to the congress. The congress approves the final budget. The organizations usually ask for more money than is available, and so budget requests must be cut back, Riemann said. Those organizations which are considered last tend to have their requests cut the most, because by then the committee has a better idea of what it must do to stay within the budget limit, he said. All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. John Gunther

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