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Laugh your way to a Field hockey nets a 'win "Full Metal Jacket" tonight at the Union 7 and 9:30 p.m. onger lire -pages on oomeuuET-page7 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel Volume 96, Issue 48 Friday, September 23, 1988 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 It's the second day of Fall Believe it or not Sunny, high 88 llti .: .Vh. X 11 1 :a 7 V J s 1nUVa vV' Z 'X.J f" C.G. Dais, sophomore, argues with George Uribe, national field director of Students for America Perform By HELEN JONES Staff Writer Plans for the proposed $13.7 million UNC performing arts center are on hold until the General Assem bly determines how the project stands in relation to the needs of the entire UNC -system, Carol Reuss, assistant to the provost, said Wednesday. And several faculty members said they are concerned about the project because of the proposed location of the center and the need for funding other construction projects. The proposal will be considered Speaker addresses essoe of harassmmemit on campus By JAMES BENTON Staff Writer Sexual harassment, a major prob lem in the classroom and the work place, is becoming more confusing because of a discrepancy between what harassment is and what people perceive it to be, Bernice Sandler told about 80 people Thursday night in the Hanes Art Center Auditorium. Sandler, director of the Washington-based Project on the Status and Education of Women, spoke about sexual harassment in universities, what it is and what can be done about it if it happens. Sexual harassment is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 but was not legally challenged until 1977, when students at Yale University brought suit against faculty members, Sandler said. Since then, colleges and universities have written anti-harassment statements and begun policies to combat harass ment, she said. Sexual harassment remains a problem because men and women have different views of what harass ment actually is, Sandler said. Men may consider harassment to include Only physical overtures, but it actually includes a wide range of activities, Racial tensions persist Dim Robeson County, students attest By ERIC GRIBBIN Staff Writer Political tensions have eased some what in Robeson County since last February, but the situation for minorities has not substantially improved, according to college stu dents from the area. N.C. Gov. Jim Martin ordered a special task force in February to look into alleged racial injustices in Robeson County, which is evenly divided between blacks, whites and Indians. The investigation followed an incident Feb. 1 in which Eddie Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs, who say they are members of the Tusca roran faction of the Lumbec Indians, Sinig amis with other items for the 1989-1991 UNC-system budget at next summer's General Assembly session, Reuss said. Dennis O'Connor, acting provost, said the plans presently call for an auditorium with a traditional stage that , would Jseat, about 950. The ' primary site being considered for the center is just off N.C. 54, near Finley Golf Course Road. Gordon Rutherford, UNC's direc tor of facilities planning and design, said Thursday that the $450,000 appropriated by the General Assem Bernice Sandler including verbal abuse, suggestive remarks and sexual pressure, in addition to physical assault, she said. Harassment may also be a problem because of a lack of protection. Many university policies are written to protect only faculty and staff from harassment, not students, she said. But some types of harassment, like y American Indian Heritage Week burst into a Lumberton newspaper office, took 17 hostages and demanded to speak to Gov. Martin. Hatcher and Jacobs released the hostages 10 hours later when the governor promised to establish the task force. "There haven't been any noticeable changes (since the task force)," said Ccdric Woods, a sophomore from Pembroke. "Time itself has caused the tensions to die down with the trial shall be able " v ' , V- , - '' ' " "A i ' A a " ' s " y 1 t t . J; i :; DTHDavid Minton ceontter bly in 1987 to fund the planning of the arts center will probably be spent after all the designing is complete. Such amounts are not unusual for a project of this kind, Rutherford said, because of complexities such as designing the lighting, acoustics and stage rigging. . ... . Some faculty members have ques tioned the wisdom of locating the proposed center off N.C. 54 because of the distance from campus, and others have raised concerns that other proposed buildings need to be com pleted first. "power relationships" incidents between faculty and students or tenured and untenured faculty or "peer harassment" incidents between students are not reported because of the power the harasser may have over the harassed, or because the harassed fears a loss of credibility, she said. Sandler said power relationships can create a "chilling atmosphere" in learning or working situations because of the tension they produce. "The student may be wary of what is going on," she said. "The pressures created may be intense enough to make the student drop the course, change majors, change schools or even discontinue their education because of the harass ment involved," she said. Peer harassment is a problem which affects a large number of female college students but receives little attention, Sandler said. "Most colleges may not take peer harass ment seriously because administra tions may fear a bad reputation or do not feel the problem is important," she said. Peer harassment is misunderstood See HARASSMENT page 2 y iff ' (of Hatcher and Jacobs) and every thing. Their actions kind of brought about an awareness in the police force. "The governor's task force came about more because of the publicity than anything else," Woods said. "Nothing formal has changed," said Brian Brooks, a junior from Pembroke. "A lot of the tension has subsided. Sure, there's discrimination anywhere and everywhere within the county." The mood of the area is slightly more optimistic, said John Jacobs (no relation to Timothy), a senior from Prospect. "That the government proved that they wanted to look into to rest one minute after I die. DO o n. By WILL SPEARS Staff Writer The Strategic Defense Initiative is imperative to U.S. national defense and the government must provide funding, retired Maj. Gen. J. Milnor Roberts said during a Students For America (SFA) rally in the Pit Thursday. Roberts, president of the pro-SDI group Americans for the High Front ier, said he favors the so-called "Star Wars" defense because it will protect the U.S. from nuclear attack, specif ically by the Soviet Union. "Which country has done the most exploitation of space?" Roberts asked audience members. "The USSR," answered about five SFA members. The Soviet violation of the Anti Ballistic Missile treaty is an example of Soviet aggression in the nuclear arms race, Roberts said. Throughout Roberts' speech, anti- planus o Harold Andrews, director of undergraduate studies for the Depart ment of Music, said Thursday that although the department's faculty do not oppose the center, they are particularly concerned about the distance of the proposed location from campus. , "We simply don't know much about it and dont feel we were consulted much about it," Andrews said. However, Andrews said, Chancel--lor Paul Hardin seems to be open to faculty concerns, based on Har i M T? 1 iff- I 1 J -r IT- Jammin' Jim Governor Jim Martin accompanies the Orange High School band at Thursday 's grand opening it, where no one had before, brought about a little more positive outlook." But one sophomore said she didn't notice any differences in the attitudes toward Indians. "Yeah, it's (discrimination) there," said Athena Locklear of Pembroke. "I guess you get used to it. YouH walk into a store and know you're not wanted, or youll go into a restaurant and get seated in the back. "As far as the law system goes, I think it's crooked. Say, if it comes to stopping a white man or an Indian for speeding, it's always the Indian who gets the ticket. I haven't seen any changes." Two students at Pembroke State Jy spairfa dlSscimssDOini SDI protesters continually inter rupted him with questions and statements about SDI. Roberts speech was followed by a presentation by George Uribe, SFA national field director. "For you liberals out there, you're wrong (for not supporting SDI)," he said to the audience gathered around the Pit. "How about protecting what weVe got from the Communists? We need to spend money on defense, not offense." SDI is the U.S.'s only hope for defense from nuclear attack and has been proven effective and capable of being deployed within the next few years, Uribe said. The rally turned into a shouting match between pro- and anti-SDI forces. As the rally ended, protesters began chants of "disarmament." "How realistic is disarmament?" Uribe said. "Do you love this coun try? Then protect it! Nicaragua etd c3 e ir scrattoouy din's comments on the center at a recent meeting of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. Thomas Bowers, associate dean of the School of Journalism, said Thursday that he was concerned about the needs for maintenance and construction - of new buildings for several departments. ' "It isnt so much a matter of being against an art center as (favoring) putting the money toward other things first," Bowers said. For example, Bowers said, a request was submitted several years Am- 1 niirimlnftii University in Robeson County said they, saw no significant changes either. "I guess things have cooled down a little since the Eddie Hatcher incident," said Jeff Hart, a sopho more from Charleston, S.C. "But I haven't seen any real changes. I have a frat brother whose sister was one of the hostages, so things were pretty tense around here. "I'm not an Indian, and whenever I go downtown, I feel resentment, like I'm invading their turf. I'm not here to invade anyone's turf, I'm just here to get an education. I see a lot of discrimination around here. It's not too pleasing to look at." Pope Pius XII thought like you! Now they're fleeing the country! If you love your country youH defend it against nuclear war!" Other protesters called for spend ing the money on other projects, such as housing for the homeless. "If we don't protect what weVe got," Uribe answered, "Communist infiltration will take over the world. Nuclear attack is a reality. If you don't worry now, youil worry in 20 years. Protesters accused Uribe of being a fascist. "I am a patriot," Uribe responded. "I care about my country. White, black, it doesn't matter. I care about Americans." Uribe concluded his speech by asking, "Are there any more ques tions, besides the ones from the liberal communists?" Uribe and sophomore C.G. Dais had a face-to-face confrontation in front of Uribe's podium. See RALLY page 5 ago to the administration for a single building to house the School of Journalism and the Department of Radio, Television and Motion Pic tures (RTVMP). O'Connor said the request for a mass media building will be consi dered this year and nextv and a new : building for the School of Business Administration may come about in several years. However, O'Connor is expecting the University to receive construction See CENTER page 5 1 1 DTHDavid Minton of the Interstate 40 link between U.S. 15-501 and New Hope Church Road. The political climate worsened after an Indian, James Earl Cum mings, was killed by the sheriffs son, who was a deputy sheriff, in what he said was self-defense, said Pamela Locklear, a junior from Fairmont. Indians called for an investigation into Cummings death, as they have for the death of Julian Pierce, an Indian leader and judicial candidate who was killed in a domestic dispute, although the death was first assumed to be a political assassination. "People here in Robeson County are proud people," Locklear said. "We want to unite here. We want to See TENSIONS page 2 'i V

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