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Tuesday, October 11, 1988
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By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
Paul Hardin will be installed Wednes
day as UNC's seventh chancellor as part
of University Day ceremonies.
University Day, an annual event held
on Oct. 12, marks the anniversary of the
laying of the cornerstone of Old East. This
year is the University's 195th anniversary.
The ceremonies, which will take place
on Polk Place, also include the presen
tation of five Distinguished Alumnus
Awards and choral and symphony music.
Gov. Jim Martin, Board of Governors
Chairman Robert Jones, Board of Trus
tees Chairman Robert Eubanks, Student
Body President Kevin Martin and Faculty
Council Chairman Harry Gooder will
Richard Pfaff, secretary of the faculty
and the event's organizer, said Monday
that this year's University Day will be
different because of Hardin's, installation.
This year's ceremony is meant to be
a very special occasion because of the very
special occasion of the chancellor's
installation," he said. "The thing that is
different this year is the extent of the
In past years, faculty members, clad in
academic robes, have marched from the
Old Well into Memorial Hall for the
ceremonies, Pfaff said. This year, five
groups will march from different places
on campus to Polk Place, he said.
Three of the five groups are faculty
members, staff representatives from all
University departments and representa
tives from all student organizations, he
A fourth procession group includes
delegates from local government and
UNC Board of Governors members.
People in the party that will sit on the
speaker's platform, including the UNC
Board of Trustees, make up the fifth
"University Day, as well as being the
official birthday of the University, is the
only time we affirm our identity as a
University," Pfaff said. "On such a special
occasion, it's important that these five
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By WILL LINGO
Riding what seems to be a new wave
of cooperation between the town and the
University, the Chapel Hill Town Council
gave its approval to a homecoming pep
rally on Franklin Street on Oct. 18.
The council unanimously voted to close
Franklin Street between' Columbia and :
Henderson streets and to prohibit parking
in this area on the night of the pep rally.
The council also voted 7-2 to amend
the noise ordinance for the night, which
will allow two bands to perform at the
The council seemed very supportive of
the rally, sponsored by the Carolina
Athletic Association (CAA) and the
Downtown Chapel Hill Association.
Besides the pep rally, which will feature
both the Carolina and Chapel Hill High
.School football teams, festivities will
include live music and various carnival
Downtown association member Bob
Humphreys and CAA President Carol
Geer said they were relieved and pleased
with the council's vote. Both said they
recognized it was a significant and
"We were real lucky to get this
through," Humphreys said. "If there is any
problem at all (with the event), we have
no prayer of doing it again."
Geer said it is up to the students to
prove to the council that it made a good
"(The council) has put a lot of faith
in us," Geer said. "I understand they are
kind of skeptical, so it is up to us to prove
we can do it.
"It's important for students to show the
town they can act responsibly at night."
Only one resident voiced opposition to
the pep rally, and he opposed only the
temporary amendment of the noise
ordinance. : v
Tom Nuzum of Boundary Street urged
the council to deny the amendment of the
noise ordinance "so all of us don't become
'deaf leopards also."
The rally will not be enjoyable to the
whole community if noise is imposed on
everyone, Nuzum said.
"The rally is on a school night . . . when
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Funds for free bus route withheld
By ANDREW WATERS
; Student Government and the Res
idence Hall Association are still
withholding funds for the fare-free
late night L-route shuttle between
North and South campuses because
certain changes have not yet been
made, leaders said.
RHA and Student Government
leaders said they are dissatisfied with
the shuttle because they want it to
be a 15-person capacity van that will
stav in operation until 2 a.m. The
shuttle is now a white station wagon
that runs between 7 p.m. and
" John Gardner, UNC transporta
tion planner, said the shuttle is being
run as it is to reduce operating costs
and to ensure the shuttle's eligibility
for federal funding.
Kevin Martin, student body pres
ident, said that Student Government
. will withhold the funds to support the
shuttle until the problems can be
worked out. Student Affairs is
currently supplying the money for the
shuttle, Martin said.
"Student Affairs has paid for it (the
shuttle) so far, and we're not going
to reimburse them until things are
worked out," Martin said.
Getting all the groups involved to
meet and discuss the shuttle has been
a problem, Martin said. The Depart
ment of Housing, the Department of
Transportation and Parking, the
Chapel Hill Department of Transit,
the Student Affairs Division, Student
Government and the Residence Hall
Association are the groups involved.
A meeting is scheduled Oct. 28 for
representatives of these groups, he
"The problem is getting all these
groups together at one time so we
can work this out," Martin said.
Scott McClellan, assistant director
of transit for Chapel Hill, said there
is no real need to change the shuttle
if it is meeting the demands of the
"From my perspective, if a station
wagon is satisfying the need, what is
the purpose of having a larger
vehicle?" McClellan said. On a recent
night, only 29 people used the shuttle,
Chapel Hill Transit Department is
not involved with the specifics of the
shuttle, McClellan said. It only
supplies the University's requests.
"Chapel Hill Transit is just the
supplier of the service," McClellan
said. "The specifics of the operation
is between the University and Student
Government. The bottom line is if
they say they want a van that runs
until two in the morning, then we put
it in the contract." v .
Amnesty .International releases.. report
By SUSAN HOLDSCLAW
Local Amnesty International chap
ter officials say the recently released
report of worldwide human rights
abuses will help them carry out their
mission more effectively.
Amnesty International, an interna
tional human rights group with 350
chapters in the United States alone,
on Wednesday accused 135 nations
of human rights abuses in 1987.
Amnesty representatives said the
list of offenders in its annual survey
was the longest it has published since
the group's establishment in 1961.
Amnesty, which won the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1977, recorded 1987
abuses in more than 80 percent of
the 159 United Nations member
states. But it said it was encouraged
by the emergence of more than 1,000
human rights groups in recent years
and the enactment of laws to protect
Bethany Chaney, co-president of
Chapel Hill's Amnesty International,
said the report was aimed at people
who are interested in human rights
and the governments of those coun
tries with recorded abuses. "It puts
pressure on them to improve the
situation," said Chaney, a junior from
The 278-page report cited the
United States for executing 25 pri
soners last year, including John
Brogdon, a man diagnosed as men
tally retarded, and Edward Earl
Johnson, despite "substantial doubts"
about his guilt. Amnesty opposes the
"It's hard to see the United States
in the book with several pages
devoted to it," Chaney said. "IVe had
to accept that."
She added that the Chapel Hill
chapter, one of the largest in the
nation with about 100 members,
wants to use the report to make others
aware of the human rights abuses at
home and abroad.
But the group will concentrate on
countries in which it sponsors pro
jects, said Tom Rudin, a member of
the Chapel Hill chapter.
The local chapter has been
involved with ongoing projects in
Colombia and Syria, where the group
has adopted a prisoner of conscience
a person who has been put in jail
because of his race, sex, political or
religious beliefs but does not advocate
the use of violence. "We will use
whatever influence we can to get his
release, such as sending letters . . .
and telegrams to the Syrian govern
ment," Rudin said.
The report listed Syria along with
China, Haiti and South Africa for
clamping down on the reporting of
abuses by denying prisoners access to
their families or lawyers.
The report alleged politically
motivated killings by pro
government assassins in Brazil, El
Salvador and the Philippines and
arbitrary arrests, torture and killings
in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and
It also said Turkey, Czechoslova
kia and East Germany closed chan
nels of communication to hide
Members will consider the reports
on Turkey and Brazil, where the
group will begin new projects, Rudin
"We are aware of human rights
abuses in the countries, and we
believe it's wrong and urge the
maintenance of standards of
decency," he said.
During Amnesty's 27-year history,
it has worked on 25,000 cases, half
of which have been closed, Rudin
said. But Amnesty never takes credit
when a prisoner is released because
it never knows the exact reasons for
Since the local Amnesty chapter
began its Syrian campaign more than
a year ago, two prisoners have been
released. "We hope it was due in part
to our campaign," Rudin said. "We
take pleasure in that, but we don't
The human rights abuse report will
help the group assess what it has done
and where it needs to go in the future,
Anne Geyer, a spokeswoman for
Amnesty International in New York,
said the group compiled the report
from all the human rights informa
tion it had gathered throughout the
"It doesn't compare, and it isn't
comprehensive," Geyer said. "If a
country isn't listed in the report, it
doesn't mean there were no human
rights abuses there. It may mean we
just don't have the information."
The report said, "In at least half
the countries of the world, people are
locked away for speaking their minds,
often after trials that are no more than
"In at least a third of the world's
nations," the report continued, "men,
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ways to. improve
teaching at UNC
By BETH RHEA
The College of Arts and Scien
ces' Committee on Teaching pro
. posed ways to improve the quality
of teaching during a meeting of
the arts and sciences faculty
Thursday afternoon in Dey Hall.
The committee's proposals were
the results of a year-long study on
teaching at UNC.
Gillian Cell, dean of the college,
said the committee's report
explored the idea of teacher
evaluation as an "aspect of faculty
. "How do we work with the
faculty to improve their teaching?"
She stressed the need for teach
ing assessment throughout the
year and not just when contracts
come up for review and when
teachers are considered for tenure.
"That's not sufficient," she said.
"That also makes it (teaching
assessment) threatening. It's a
continuous process of encouraging
teachers to improve their
Faculty members also discussed
how to better prepare graduate
teaching assistants for their jobs,
especially in the area of language
proficiency for teaching'assistants
from foreign countries.
The committee recommended
establishing a system for reward
ing good teaching assistants with
money and recognition.
included improving lighting and
seating conditions in classrooms,
establishing a system of raises
based on merit and increasing the
number and size of awards offered
for excellent teaching.
Joseph Lowman, a member of
the committee and an associate
professor of psychology, said he
was pleased that some of the
had already been accomplished
independent of the committee's
work. The Center for Teaching
and Learning, now in its second
year of operation, has already
helped to prepare teaching assist
ants for their jobs, he said.
Cell had charged the committee
to conduct the study, which began
in February 1987 and was con
cluded in March 1988. She said
she reviewed the report last spring
but decided to delay its presenta
tion until this fall because it had
been finished so close to the end
of the school year.
Cell said she "wanted to give the
faculty ample time" to respond to
The faculty's response was
generally positive, according to
both Cell and members of the
"They seemed very interested
and, on the whole, very suppor
tive," Philip Stadter, committee
chairman and a professor of
classics, said of the faculty
members who attended. "They
thought we had done a fairly good
Lowman said Cell had given the
committee a general charge to
examine the quality of teaching at
the University and to make some
recommendations on how to
During the course of the study,
members held open hearings dur
ing which students and faculty
expressed concerns and offered
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