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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 96, Issue 14
Friday, March 25, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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PSIgirDmage'' to call for peace Dim Cesutirafl Amernca
By KYLE HUDSON
In a grassroots call for peace in
Central America, more than 500
people across the state will set out
on foot for Raleigh carrying crosses
Sunday. Each cross will bear the
name of a Central American who fell
victim to the perpetual violence in his
The "Pilgrimage for Peace in
Central America 1988" walk is
sponsored by the Carolina Inter
Faith Taskforce on Central America
(CITCA), said associate director
"We should have at least 500
people," she said. "If momentum
builds, we may have 1,000. That's
what we're hoping for."
The walk begins Palm Sunday with
participants leaving from churches in
Charlotte, Wilmington, Fayetteville,
Winston-Salem, New Bern and Roa
noke Rapids. The marchers will
attend interdenominational services
before the walk begins, Blount said.
The event will culminate Saturday
morning in Raleigh, as marchers meet
at Meredith College to walk to Pullen
Memorial Baptist Church for a noon
"Holy Week is a time of reflection,"
Blount said. "We want to recommit
ourselves to becoming a community
She said 200,000 Central Ameri
cans have died because of military
violence in the past eight years.
"What the government is doing in
Central America is wrong. We want
to remember the suffering in Central
America. Now, with the Reagan
Administration deploying troops to
Honduras and pushing for more
contra aid, tension is increasing in
"American attention is focusing on
Central America, and we want to use
this opportunity to intensify the
movement for peace,"she said.
Blount said some of those involved
See PILGRIMAGE page 3
By BARBARA LINN
The method for appointing UNC
Board of Trustee members should
ensure that the BOT meets the needs
of UNC and represents minority
groups, women and a broad geogra
phical base, chairmen of the BOT and
Board of Governors said Thursday.
The comments were made in
response to Chancellor Christopher
Fordham's suggestion that the chan
cellor should nominate board of
trustee members. Fordham made the
suggestion Wednesday to the local
chapter of the American Association
of University Professors.
"The Board of Governors has in
the past and will continue to take
suggestions from the chancellors to
get the best trustees possible, while
maintaining a minority presence,
female representation and represen
tation from a broad geographical
base," said BOG chairman Philip
The current process of appointing
BOT members allows many members
of the University community to
participate in appointment nomina
tions, Carson said.
The BOT is comprised of 12
trustees and the UNC student body
president. Eight members are chosen
by the BOG and four by the governor,
said BOT chairman Robert Eubanks.
Nominations are made to the
Governance Committee a BOG
standing committee which then
chooses the board members. Four
members are selected every two years,
Carson said he was not surprised
by Fordham's suggestion. "Chancel
lor Fordham is always making sug
gestions for the University," he said.
When asked if the BOG would
seriously consider changing the
method of trustee selection, Carson
said there was no proposal before the
BOG. He would not comment
Eubanks said he had no problems
with Fordham's suggestion, although
he thought others might have diffi
culties with it.
"I think we should always look at
new ways to go about things,"
Eubanks said. The method for
appointing BOT members was estab
lished 16 years ago when the univer
sity system was structured. "I don't
think the issue has been revisited,"
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Paige Jennings, an intramural instructor, leads approximately
300 participants in a mass aerobics class on the main floor of
Woollen Gym Thursday afternoon. The event was part of the 50th
anniversary celebration of Woollen Gym's opening.
BSM applauds withdrawal of restructuring proposa
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
Black Student Movement (BSM)
members said Thursday that they are
pleased with the week's events con
cerning the Office of Student Coun
seling, and said black apathy on
campus no longer appears to be the
problem it once was.
Gillian Cell, dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, rescinded a
proposal Wednesday to restructure
the office, instead choosing to main
tain the present structure.
BSM members gathered on the
steps of South Building Tuesday to
protest Cell's plan, which called for
the office to be placed under the
direction of Elson Floyd, associate
dean of academic services. Cell's
proposal would have eliminated the
office's associate dean position once
held by Hayden Renwick, who left
UNC in January.
In its place the plan created a
director position, to be held by an
assistant dean under Floyd. The
protesters claimed the change in
structure would reduce the leverage
of the office, which functions prim
arily as a support service for minority
Cell said Wednesday that she
withdrew the proposal because more
attention was being focused on the
organizational makeup of the office
instead of its ability to prov ide quality
BSM members said their protest,
along with Cell's decision to rescind
the proposal, are signs that the UNC
administration is beginning to listen
to black students.
"I think it's all been positive," said
newly-elected BSM vice president
Tonya Blanks. "This week's events
have made black students on this
campus realize how effective they can
be once they get together for a cause."
A new attitude has surfaced among
the black population at the Univer
sity, Blanks said. Prior to this week's
success, many students were reluctant
to get involved, she said.
"For black students, I think it's
been an uplift," Blanks said. "The
attitude is more positive and there's
a lot of energy.
BSM member Jamesee Alston, a
sophomore from Raleigh, agreed
black apathy is not a problem
"Before the conflict with the Office
of Student Counseling, many blacks
were unaware of how severe things
were," she said. "After they realized
this situation would affect their
future, many began to take action and
express their concerns."
Kenneth Perry, BSM president,
said he is happy with this week's turn
of events, though he maintained a
cautious view for the future.
Ten representatives from the BSM
will meet with Cell Wednesday to
discuss the office's future, as well as
their ideas about a replacement for
Renwick, Perry said. Perry would not
comment on whether he had a
particular person in mind for that job.
"We want someone as close to
Renwick as possible," he said. "Since
we can't have a Hayden B. Renwick,
we want a Hayden C. Renwick."
Cell said Wednesday that she has
talked to Donella Croslan, an assist
ant dean in the General College,
about the job. Cell said further
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oumalisi relates experiences
of traveling om the f root limes
By STACI COX
In the 40 wars being fought
around the world, preconceived
notions of right and wrong are
quickly dispelled for on-location
observers, said Lawrence Walsh,
journalist in residence at Duke
University, in a speech at the law
"I can imagine I would be an
accessory to murder in some
people's minds," Walsh said. "I
traveled with people who mur
dered and didn't mind my seeing
them doing it."
Walsh has traveled with both
leftist and rightist armies in Nica
ragua, the Philippines, Angola,
Afghanistan and Kampuchea, and
is compiling a book about his
"I made very good friends with
people I've thought are completely
out-to-lunch right-wing knife-
Most of the soldiers who fight
wars around the world are teen
age boys under the command of
20-year-olds, Walsh said. Even
though most of the armies he
traveled with knew he would also
travel with the enemy, Walsh said
he was well cared for. Young
soldiers along the way were eager
to tell their stories.
"They're not fooling around,"
Walsh said. "This is not a video
game for them. When they disap
pear, they're dead."
Walsh said that while the rebel
troops he traveled with in Afgh
anistan look forward to the Soviet
withdrawal, problems might
worsen when they are gone.
"It's unfortunate, but the
U.S.S.R. will probably be remem
bered as the moderating factor in
Afghanistan. Once they're gone,
the radical factions that worked
together against them will split,
and things will probably get
worse," Walsh said.
Conversely, the people of Nica
ragua long for peace and could
work with almost any plan to end
the decades of strife, Walsh said.
Almost every family in that coun
try has had one or more members
killed or maimed in the fighting,
and they just want it to end, he
Joining or following armies on
almost any front is very easy, and
most of the armies were honored
that a Yankee journalist was
interested enough to live their
lifestyle, Walsh said.
"A common way to celebrate
the arrival of a foreign journalist
is by staging an ambush for him.
This is their way of showing
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Peace not imminent for Afghans
By CARRIE DOVE
Even if negotiators can revive
stalled talks for a Soviet pullout, there
won't be peace in Afghanistan soon,
"As soon as the Soviets leave, the
Afghans will be fighting each other,"
said Katherine Walter, national
security analyst with the Hudson
Institute, a Washington think tank.
But the possibility of Soviet troops
leaving soon is deteriorating, as talks
between the United States and the
Soviet Union ended in a stalemate
The United States will not stop
supporting the Afghan rebels until the
Soviet Union agrees to stop funding
the Afghan government, said Rudi
Boone, State Department
Secretary of State George Shultz
called for a moratorium on U.S. and
Soviet funding from the beginning of
the pullout until three months after
all the troops are out, Shultz said in
a statement Wednesday night after
talks with Soviet foreign minister
Eduard Shevardnadze ended. The
Soviet Union rejected the offer.
"We are not interested in having
the Soviet Union continue to supply
the Afghan government while we
aren't supplying the Mujahedin
(Afghan rebels)," said Herbert Bod
man, UNC history professor.
Talks between the Afghan govern
ment and Pakistan have also slowed,
prompting experts to downplay
chances of peace in the region.
"One of the dangers is that the
pullout will be followed by a civil war,
and it is not difficult for the Russians
to move back in," said Robert Rupen,
acting chairman of the UNC Peace,
War and Defense Curriculum.
The Mujahedin are in conflict and
will have more problems after a
pullout, said Audrey Kurth Cronin,
a political science professor at the
University of Virginia who is writing
a book on neutralization agreements.
"The situation with the freedom
fighters is pretty bad the Afghan
(rebel) alliance is showing more and
more signs of strain as the talks go
on," she said.
The Mujahedin will be even more
divided after the pullout, Cronin said.
"The only source of unity among
them is their opposition to the
Soviets," she said.
Pakistan is insisting on the forma
tion of a coalition government that
could unify all the rebel factions
before they sign an agreement,
Pakistan wants the 3 million
Afghan refugees now in Pakistan to
return to their homeland under the
new government, he said.
"If the present government remains
in power, the refugees in Pakistan are
going to be unwilling to go back. The
Pakistani government is afraid that
they will be responsible for the whole
cost," he said.
The rebel strife is hindering the
Pakistani talks, which have been
going on in Geneva since 1982,
"They are fighting so much among
themselves that the only proposal
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The trouble with being punctual is that nobody s there to appreciate it. Franklin Jones