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" Copyright 198S The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 8
Thursday, March 17, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Business Advertising 962-1163
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Gone with the wind
Lanne Street, a freshman art history major from Chattanooga,
Tenn., loses her papers to a sudden gust of wind as her dog,
Watson, looks on. Low temperatures and strong breezes made
Wednesday unusually cold forMarch.
to speak at
By LAURA BENNETT
Dale Bumpers, a U.S. senator from
Arkansas, will deliver the keynote
address during the commencement
ceremonies on May 8.
Bumpers, a lawyer from Charles
ton, S.C., was the governor of
Arkansas for two terms and is in his
second term in the U.S. Senate.
Bumpers was selected by a 10
member senior commencement com
mittee responsible for making all
arrangements for commencement
activities. The committee is composed
of the senior class vice president, a
few marshals and other members of
the senior class.
According to James Freeman and
Renee McPhatter, co-chairmen of the
committee, members began the selec
tion process for a speaker last spring.
Committee members distributed
surveys last spring to seniors asking
for suggestions for a commencement
speaker, Freeman said.
See GRADUATION page 3
Students from area universities
unite to help feed the hungry
By R. L. INGLE
Hundreds of college students,
including an expected 300 from UNC,
will meet Saturday to gather food for
the hungry during the "Feed the
Triangle" food drive, organized
locally by Student Congress' Student
The food drive, inspired by N.C.
State University's annual "Feed
Raleigh" drive, will bring students
together from six Triangle colleges
and universities, said Charles Ram
beau, organizer of the drive and an
NCSU student senator. Students
from UNC, NCSU, Duke University,
Fratteirootnes repaiir houses to meet town DospectDons
Shaw University, Peace College and
Meredith College are expected to
participate, he said.
NCSU already has 380 students
signed up to collect food, but Ram
beau said he expects a total of 500,
and about 400 at Duke. Stephanie
Ahlschwede, Student Affairs Com
mittee chairwoman and organizer of
the UNC drive, said she expects 300
UNC students to take part.
About 50,000 cans of food will be
delivered to the Triangle Food Bank,
which serves agencies that distribute
food to the poor in Wake, Durham
See FOOD page 5
By REBECCA NESBIT
The 1 1 fraternity houses that were
condemned last fall have all finished
major repairs, with the exception of
Last August and September,
inspector Darrell Wall of the Chapel
Hill Housing Department toured the
fraternity houses at UNC to ensure
the safety of the brothers and house
Only Sigma Alpha Epsilon frater
nity has not completed the renova
tions to its house. The work on the
house should be completed by next
fall, Sigma Alpha Epsilon president
John Leasure said.
"(The house) is being redone all the
way down to the woodwork on the
inside and will change only a little
on the outside," Leasure said.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon had planned
renovations before the city began its
inspections, Leasure said. "It was
something that needed to be done,
so (the inspection) wasn't a big
surprise," he said.
The inspections were also not a
surprise to Phi Gamma Delta frater
nity, one of the fraternities houses
that was not condemned, Phi Gamma
Delta member Bart Arthur said.
The fraternity's board of trustees
anticipated the city would be con
cerned about the condition of the
fraternity houses in the fall, so they
started renovation in the summer,
"All of our work was done by the
time inspectors came around in the
fall, so we were set," he said.
The cost of renovation for Sigma
Alpha Epsilon has been about
$750,000, Leasure said. The cost of
renovation for Phi Gamma Delta was
about $120,000, Arthur said. Both
renovation projects are being
financed by contributions from
Leasure said the biannual frater
nity rush was greatly affected by not
having a functional house. "It cut this
year's pledge class by about half," he
Kappa Sigma President Scott
Hinkle said the inspector gave the
fraternity a list of minor repairs for
See FRATERNITIES page 7
at election forum
By JAMES BENTON
Recruitment and retention of
minority students, student apathy
and awareness of Black Student
Movement activities were topics of
debate Wednesday at the BSM
BSM elections will be held Tues
day, March 22. BSM members may
vote at polling sites in Chase Hall and
the Student Union.
BSM president Kenneth Perry, a
junior from Hertford, is running
unopposed for re-election.
Perry said his greatest challenge,
if re-elected, is to work on increasing
the retention rates for black students
at UNC. He also proposed working
to expand the services of the Office
of Student Counseling to include
upperclassmen, as well as finding a
replacement for former associate
dean Hayden Renwick, who left UNC
in January to accept a position at
Fayetteville State University.
The University must improve the
atmosphere on campus for minority
students before his goals can be
accomplished, Perry said.
Tonya Blanks, a sophomore from
Clarkton, is running unopposed for
vice president. She said she would
work to inform incoming freshmen
about the BSM and to increase
interest in the group and the group's
freshman class committee.
Blanks also said more males should
get involved in the freshman commit
tee, which has had one male student
in the past two years.
Apathy is one of the greatest
See ELECTIONS page 5
Lobbyist u irges state action on waste issues
By AMY WINSLOW
Assistant State and National Editor
The deterioration of N.C.'s
natural habitat and quality drink
ing water and the disposal of
hazardous wastes are pressing
issues facing the state, said a
lobbyist for the Sierra Club and
the N.C. Conservation Council
"With the right leadership and
education, I think people will
make the changes that need to be
made," Bill Holman told 30
people in his speech, "The Politics
of Environmental Issues in North
Possibly the best success story
of the groups' lobbying efforts has
come in the area of preventing the
generation of hazardous waste,
Holman said. The groups' "Pol
lution Prevention Pays" cam
paign begun in 1979 became law
"This is one area where N.C.
environmentalists have had a
positive impact on state legisla
tion," he said.
Great reductions in the amount
of solid waste in North Carolina
can also be achieved through
recycling and more efficient
disposal methods, he said.
"Potential pollution from land
fills is an inefficient way to do
business. If recycling is made
convenient, I think people would
Other areas of improvement
See SPEAKER page 7
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Bill Holman speaks on environmental issues facing North Carolina as part of Conservation '88
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