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S5yfo"morrLl . Wfio took first In the lasebal team swamps candiSorum Lao(dl of 0sicolii?-Page4 Coasual Carolina -page 8 5:30pSLounse; 1KW Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 96, Issue 7 Wednesday, March 16, 1988 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 .n amotnisfatlwe acta) By JUSTIN McGUIRE Senor Writer Unless UNC administrators respond to the problem of low graduation rates for black students by Friday at 5 p.m., Black Student Movement President Kenneth Perry said Tuesday he will call an emer gency meeting of the BSM to take further action. On Monday, he will ask BSM members to initiate "phase three" of their actions regarding the low graduation rates, he said. "I cannot say exactly what 'phase three' will be, but rest assured it will be dramatic," Perry said. "Black students can no longer afford to be passive." At a press conference March 2, Perry said UNC has a "serious problem with retention of black students." He quoted statistics indi cating that of those freshmen who entered UNC in 1981, 76 percent of whites graduated by 1986, but only 45.6 percent of blacks did. But so far no administrators have expressed concern about the problem or a willingness to try to solve it, Perry said. "I was hoping we would get some response, that somebody would show some concern," he said. "But weVe had no letters, no phone calls, nothing." Perry said he wants some concrete response from high-ranking admin istrators, recognizing the problem and showing a willingness to work on it. Perry said he would like to hear from the following administrators: Chancellor Christopher Fordham; Donald Boulton, vice chancellor and dean of student affairs; Gillian Cell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Samuel Williamson, provost. But Perry said he does not think any administrators will respond. "If they wanted to respond, they would have responded by now," he said. The BSM has received a response from the community, from students and from parents, Perry said. Both Fordham and Cell declined to comment Tuesday. Cell said she needed more information on the matter. Williamson said Tuesday that the BSM addressed many issues at the press conference, and the organiza tion has not asked administrators to sit down and talk about specifics. "I think Dean Cell would be very willing to meet with them and discuss the problems," Williamson said. Boulton said Cell and Vice Chan See BSM page 7 Soviet reform efforts are amtllneinitfk:, speaker says By STACI COX Staff Writer Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is sincere in his efforts for economic and foreign policy reform for the Soviet Union, and will continue to strengthen his reforms until the Politburo strips his power, Peter Wiles, a Visiting Scholar at the Smithsonian's Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, told about 40 people in Gardner Hall Tuesday. "I do not hold it impossible that the Soviet Union will go down the drain and liberalism will win out," Wiles said. "It is more probable, however, that Gorbachev's comrades (at the Politburo) will throw him out first." Chape By JEANNA BAXTER Staff Writer Chapel Hill is gearing up for a big weekend, as the town will host first and second round games of the NCAA basketball tournament's East Regional in Smith Center on Thurs day and Saturday. The regional games are expected to have a $1.5 million impact on the Palestinians need home, speaker says By LAURA MAYFIELD Staff Writer In the midst of Palestinian unrest, Arab nations and the state of Israel must work together to find a home for the thousands of Palestinians living as foreigners in the Middle East, said Muhamed Massarwa, Israeli Consul General for the South eastern region, to an audience of 400 in Hamilton Hall Tuesday. Wiles, a past professor of Russian social and economic studies at the University of London and author of 10 books about Soviet and interna tional economies, said Gorbachev was led to his reforms by the policies of world domination of past Soviet leaders. The history of Soviet leaders is important in understanding Gorba chev's rule, he said. "Brezhnev was the first serious expander of the territorial extent of Soviet socialism since Stalin," Wiles said. Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko, both of whom served short terms after Brezhnev, had to use police force to get Soviet citizens to work, he said. "Andropov was an ancient and bigoted hawk," Wiles said. "Cher nenko was a walking corpse but had this prince of Wales, Gorbachev, under him." Gorbachev won power by only one vote of the Politburo, and imme diately recognized and admitted that the economy had stagnated, admin istration was poor, labor had a terrible attitude and capitalism was a far greater success, Wiles said. So many expensive reforms were required to improve the Soviet economy that imperialism had become far too expensive, Wiles said. Signing the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty was the See REFORM page 5 I ; : r &J$t&- 1 J -vJ TM8$:I iMk x-Nv d' x . .v.v. .a .w.w.v.v.'.'.v.'.'.v.' . DTH Janet Jarman Another brick in the wall Tony Watkins, a UNC Physical Plant worker from building on Franklin Street. The original bricks Durham, replaces bricks in the wall of the Hill were handmade and have slowly crumbled. Hi area gets set for NCAA too roameot inf lux Chapel Hill-Carrboro area this week end, said Leonard Van Ness, exec utive vice president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. The average couple that comes to Chapel Hill for the tournament will spend $225 a day, or up to $1,000 for the weekend, Van Ness estimated. Although the Smith Center is larger than the Greensboro Coliseum, the NCAA tournament will not be as big a bonanza for Chapel Hill as the ACC tournament was for Greens boro, he said. The games involving Duke and North Carolina A&T, however, should have a good turnout, he said. Scott McClellan, an administrative assistant for Chapel Hill Transit, said Great Decisions Since the formation of the Israeli state, Palestinians have been forced to live in refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in order to retain their Palestinian identity. Most have moved to the camps, although a minority continue to live in Israel, Massarwa said. "They prefer to live in their lands, their homes, than become refugees in the camps," he said. An Arab Israeli himself, Massarwa spoke of the different circles which See SPEAKER page 7 jiunii.uuw,UMiU)UmjJtJ.Luy iiiuiiuctwwww" jj1 . , : '- " x . $ j, iff! -m I i ...I IV v.--asgsS5 Chapel Hill Transit was making special provisions to prepare for the influx of people into the area. In addition to regular bus routes, which will run on normal schedule, Chapel Hill Transit will run the Tar Heel Express starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, McClellan said. These buses will run to Smith Center from a number of park-and-ride lots, he said. These sites include the Omni Europa Hotel, University Mall, Carolina Coffee Shop and Plantation Plaza in Carrboro. Parking will also be available after 5 p.m. at the UNC General Administration Building parking lot, the Health Affairs parking deck and Newman Center on Pittsboro Street, he said. Round-trip fare for these shuttles is $3. Eight other park-and-ride lots will be available throughout the Research Triangle Park and Durham, McClel lan said. Round-trip fare for these shuttles is $4. A limited amount of parking will be available in the Smith Center, See TOURNAMENT page 5 88 symposium to explore role of education So society DTH David Minton Muhamed Massarwa speaks to students in Hamilton Hall By JACKIE DOUGLAS Staff Writer Panel discussions, prominent speakers, exhibits, films and concerts are among some of the activities that will take place March 21-31 as part of the 1988 Carolina Symposium "Educational Encounters." Fifi Kashani-Sabet, co-chairman of the symposium, said education is the theme of this year's symposium because it has increasingly become an important issue in our society. "We're trying to link education to all parts of the society, such as the government, media and athletics," Kashani-Sabet said. "Currently edu cation has become an important issue in our society, and we feel it's worth examining. "Through the symposium, we want to stress the importance of learning and make people realize that learning is a continual process and doesn't end with the completion of formal education." Ernest Boyer, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will speak in Hill Hall auditorium on March 22 at 8 p.m. The subject of his discussion Symposium 1 988 will be "College: The Undergraduate Experience" which is also the title of his most recent book. Boyer is a former U.S. Commis sioner of Education and has been involved in the advancement of education for 30 years. He is also the author of a book entitled "High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America." Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Laureate and Stanford University professor of economics, will speak in Hanes Art Center auditorium on March 24 at 8 p.m. Arrow will discuss how informa tion communication affects econom ics. Arrow's speech is being presented as the 1988 Hanes-Willis Lecture in the economics department. Eugene Lang, a New York philan thropist, will speak in Hill Hall auditorium on March 25 at 8 p.m. Lang is the chairman and founder of the 1 Have a Dream Foundation. The subject of Lang's speech is "It Wasn't Just the Money." In 1981, Lang told 61 Harlem sixth-graders that he would pay for their college education if they graduated from high school. Lang has been featured on CBS's news program "60 Minutes." Christopher Salter, educational media consultant for the National Geographic Society, will discuss how National Geographic addresses geo graphic information and education on March 29 at 8 p.m. in the Hanes Center auditorium. Salter is an associate professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles and a member of the National Council for Geographic Education. Peter Befano of Newsweek mag azine will hold an open-format discussion on the use of the media as an educational tool, in Great Hall on March 29 at 3:30 p.m. There will be several panel discus sions throughout the symposium, one of which involves the UN IT AS cross cultural, peer, living-learning educa tion. This panel is made up of both faculty and students and will be held on March 22 at 3 p.m. in Union See SYMPOSIUM page 6 If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it. Calvin Coolidge i

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