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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 21
Wednesday, April 6, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By HELEN JONES
New York University Chancellor
Jay Oliva, one of two finalists for
UNC's chancellor position, has with
drawn his name from consideration
for the post, informed sources said
Robert Frazer, managing editor of
The Washington Square News,
NYU's student newspaper, said
Tuesday afternoon that Oliva sent a
letter dated March 3 1 to UNC-system
President CD. Spangler to withdraw
Oliva could not be reached for
comment, but his wife confirmed his
withdrawal Tuesday evening.
UNC's Board of Trustees presented
Oliva and Paul Hardin, president of
Drew University in Madison, N.J.,
to Spangler as candidates for the
position at a special BOT meeting on
Frazer said he and Dawn Smith,
editor-in-chief of the newspaper,
interviewed Oliva Monday for an
article scheduled to run Wednesday.
According to the article, Oliva said
he wants to remain at NYU because
he is happy there.
Oliva called UNC a "first-class
institution," but he said the publicity
surrounding the search for a new
chancellor made him examine the
benefits of his NYU position, Frazer
In an excerpt from Oliva's letter
to Spangler quoted in the newspaper's
article, Oliva said, "The ultimate
public nature of the search opened
the way to deeply emotional and
Office to be
intellectual moments with adminis
trators, students, faculty, trustees,
parents and staff at my own institu
tion. Sometimes it is from a little
distance that one's own real commit
ments are clearly seen."
Spangler is scheduled to announce
his recommendation for the position
at Friday morning's meeting of the
Board of Governors, and BOG
members will vote on his recommen
dation, said Joni Worthington, direc
tor of Information Services for
UNC's General Administration.
Worthington and Robert Eubanks,
chairman of the BOT's chancellor
search committee, both said they
think the BOG will approve the
candidate Spangler recommends with
See CHANCELLOR page 4
By JACKIE DOUGLAS
A $460,000 computer system that
will allow students to pre-register and
drop and add courses by telephone
will be installed within the next two
"We will begin to install the system
after we receive the software from the
company," University Registrar
David Lanier said Tuesday. "How
ever, the system will not be available
to students until the fall semester of
In addition to registration, the
system will enable students to use
touch-tone phones to inquire about
financial aid, status of admissions
applications, account balances, avail
ability of classes and special events.
Students can also pay tuition charges
by credit card over the telephone,
Officials will concentrate on using
the system for registration, and then
expand the services, Lanier said.
"Registration will be the first step
we take in using the system," Lanier
said. "Then, we will incorporate other
uses for the system."
The first set of computer programs
is scheduled to arrive on April 15,
and it will take one or two weeks to
load them into the system, Lanier
"The first step we will take will be
to load programs into the computer,"
he said. "Then, it will take several
months for my staff to learn the basics
of how to use the system."
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Student activist Dale McKinley plants one on
mascot Rameses XVI after winning a contest
sponsored by Circle K. Proceeds from the event
went to the Chapel Hill police's education fund.
Deadlines approach foir summer, fail pire-registration
By BETHANY LITTON
If you have not yet thought about
pre-registration, time is running
short. All students must pre-register
for both summer sessions and the fall
semester this week.
Students who are pre-registering
for any school other than the General
College need to turn their pre
registration form in to Hanes Hall
by Friday. General College students
should first make an appointment
with their adviser in Steele Building,
and their pre-registration form must
be in by 10 a.m. Monday, April 18.
Upperclassmen are not required to
meet with their advisers, but they can
do so through the office of their
college if they need assistance.
Donna Redmon, the acting assis
tant registrar, said the process for
General College students is longer
because the students are not as
familiar with the requirements of
their majors or with the general
registration system, so they should
have time to meet with their advisers.
Redmon said the registrar's office
wanted each General College student
to have 10 minutes with his adviser,
and because there are only 37 advis
ers, they must allow several weeks for
the process. Juniors and seniors only
need a week because most do not
make appointments with their
"As students get wiser and wiser
to the pre-registration process, they
generally need less and less advising,"
Students who are planning to take
courses in the summer need to pre
register at the same time they sign
up for the fall semester. The summer
pre-registration forms should also be
brought to the basement of Hanes
Hall, and they can be cancelled if
students find they cannot attend the
Summer Session as planned.
Students needing any other infor
mation about the Summer Session
can obtain class directories in Hanes
Hall. These booklets contain class
listings and general information such
as fees, housing and meal plans.
Mildred Prillaman, assistant direc
tor of the Summer Session, said
summer school serves many different
needs for students. Reasons for
taking summer courses include ful
fillment of major requirements in
order to graduate on time, the desire
for a lighter course load in the fall
and spring semesters and a way for
professors or graduate students to
fulfill their degree requirements.
Since there are fewer people
involved and fewer classes offered,
the process of registration is much
less hectic for Summer Session
students, Prillaman said.
The Summer Session is also avail
able for visiting students, either
graduate or undergraduate, who are
enrolled in another university or
simply need to take courses.
Prillaman said that students who
plan to graduate from UNC in May
and need to take summer courses for
any reason are considered visiting
students. They should go to the
Summer Session office in Peabody
Hall for information.
'60s protester urges '80s activism
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
State and National Editor
Students of the '80s should
break out of the university and
make the world their classroom,
political activist Abbie Hoffman
told about 200 people in Memorial
Hall Tuesday night.
Although students are not as
apathetic as the media portrays,
he said, they have "a thousand
burning issues" to protest.
"Student activism almost
sounds like an oxymoron . . . like
military intelligence," Hoffman
said, comparing activism now to
that of the 1960s. "Students come
to their ivory towers to remove
themselves from the world around
them. The idea of student empow
erment is not an American
"While we're talking about the
rise of student activism in the past
three or four years, we have to
keep things in perspective histor
ically and globally," he said. "The
U.S., it's a little behind the rest
of the world, but we're catching
Students haven't quite caught
on to the '60s style, he said. One
student at a recent Grateful Dead
concert asked Hoffman, 50, if he
was "doing it right, if they were
But, "if the tie-dye shirt costs
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Abbie Hoffman discussed two decades of activism in a speech Tuesday night in Memorial Hall
may still be allowed
parking deck permits
By BILL HILDEBOLT
A special use permit that allows
employees of North Carolina
Memorial Hospital to park in the
NCMH parking deck may be
extended through 1993 if the Chapel
Hill Town Council approves a reso
lution to modify the permit.
As it stands now, the special use
permit requires that all parking
spaces in the deck be completely
reserved for patients and visitors by
According to a memo from Town
Manager David Taylor, the permit
was originally issued in June 1978,
and issues of neighborhood protec
tion and transit usage were important
in the composition of the permit.
"Back in 1978 a lot of people did
not want extra traffic in the area,"
said Gene Swecker, associate vice
chancellor of facilities management.
"So the town council made lots of
stipulations on the building permit,
and this (parking for visitors and
patients only) was one of them."
Area residents were apparently
concerned that there would be con
gestion in the morning when all of
the hospital staff showed up at once,
The town council also expected the
Craige Residence Hall parking deck
to be built by 1988. They expected
that deck to absorb the need for staff
"The visitors and patients do not
use all of the space," Swecker said.
"If the employees have to leave, there
will be open spaces.
"We're just asking for an extension
(of the permit)," he said. "We would
also be responsible for managing the
deck in case parking needs change."
Employee parking could be a
serious problem if the town council
does not vote to modify the special
use permit, Swecker said.
"I have no idea where the
employees would park if the exten
sion is not granted," he said.
Council member Nancy Preston
said she did not know of any traffic
problems near the hospital that would
cause the permit extension to be
"I don't see any reason why it (the
extension resolution) won't pass,"
Council member Joe Herzenberg
said, "I have no objection; 1 will vote
for the resolution."
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