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of preparing TAs to teach
By NANCY WYKLE
UNC must begin to prepare grad
uate students to carry out their duties
as teaching assistants adequately,
students and professors said at a
The forum, "The Role and Train
ing of TAs in an Undergraduate
Environment," was moderated by
Joel Schwartz, political science
professor and director of the Center
for Teaching and Learning. Members
of the discussion panel included
Kevin Martin, student body presi
dent; Erika Lindemann, director of
composition in the English depart
ment; and Janet Heinsler, a sociology
graduate student and teaching
The forum was the third in a series
of four that will review the recom
mendations made in a report by the
Committee of Teaching of the College
of Arts and Sciences to improve
education at UNC. The recommen
dations were made during an arts and
sciences faculty meeting last month.
Members of the panel discussed the
CDA protester sentenced, inmost
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
: CIA Action Committee member
Graham Entwistle was sentenced to
perform 72 hours of community
service and given a 21 -day suspended
Sentence in district court Tuesday for
yiolating the terms of a "prayer for
judgment continued" ruling he
received in a January trial.
UNC graduate student Dale
McKinley was sentenced last month
to serve 21 days in jail for the same
offense. He was released from Orange
County Jail Monday after serving
nine days of the sentence.
Entwistle, a UNC student taking
the semester off, will serve the bulk
of his sentence by doing volunteer
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loss to N.C. State University. The win put the
Wolfpack atop the ACC (see story, page 6).
growing problem of training TAs to
be qualified teachers. Graduate
students do not have to fulfill any
qualifications to become a TA,
Schwartz said. Each department is
autonomous in training and evaluat
ing TAs, so no minimum or max
imum standards exist for training or
evaluation, he said.
Martin said each TA's teaching
ability should be evaluated and
attention should then be focused on
those who need help. N.C. State
University has an effective evaluation
process that UNC could use as a
model, he said.
UNC's English department, which
Schwartz recognized as having one
of the best TA training programs,
requires all TAs to attend an orien
tation program. They are introduced
to the textbooks and then practice
grading. English TAs are each
assigned a TA "buddy" whose class
they observe and with whom they
share information, Lindemann said.
The department also has 12 follow
up workshops that cover more spe
work for Habitat for Humanity, a
group that builds houses for low
income families. He will also work
for the Christie Institute South in
The 21 -day sentence is suspended
for 18 months. Entwistle must meet
the terms of his sentence, including
performing the community service,
paying court fees and not being
convicted of an offense during those
Entwistle said Tuesday he was
surprised that his sentence was so
much lighter than McKinley's.
"I had gotten some noises that my
sentence might not be as harsh as
Dale's," Entwistle said. "I assumed I
would get 10 days or something and
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One of the main problems TAs
encounter is balancing their respon
sibilities as teaching assistants and
graduate students. "It is a real
schizophrenic existence for students
to have to excel in graduate work and
excel in teaching," Lindemann said.
She said graduate work is often short
changed. TAs often are unsure of what is
expected from them, Heinsler said.
"You're often not given any instruc
tion," she said. "You're told, 'You are
in charge of discussion. Go do it. You
are in charge of grading. Go do it.' "
Graduate students are. also often
told not to waste time on their
teaching because research is more
important, Heinsler said. She esti
mated that she spends 40 hours a
week on her responsibilities as a TA.
Professors need to help TAs learn
more appropriate ways of teaching
by explaining the responsibilities of
teaching, Heinsler said. Often the
supervising professor is not there
when a TA needs help, she said.
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maybe serve five. But I was shocked
by the extreme (difference). It was
completely out of the blue."
Six students, including Entwistle
and McKinley, were arrested on Oct.
28, 1987, when they chained them
selves together to block the entrance
to rooms in Hanes Hall where CIA
recruiters were conducting interviews.
On Jan. 14, Orange County Dis
trict Court Judge Stanley Peele
entered a "prayer for judgment
continued" ruling on McKinley and
Entwistle, saying they were guilty of
disorderly conduct but would not be
Under the terms of the ruling, the
judge said he would not enter a
conviction on the students' records
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN
Don't be surprised if you walk
across campus Thursday morning
and see a network television person
ality sitting in front of South Building
talking to a television camera,
because UNC will be hosting a live
broadcast of ABC-TV's "Good
The UNC program, which will
feature Charles Gibson and focus on
education as an issue in the presiden
tial race between Michael Dukakis
and George Bush, is part of a "Good
Morning America" election series
highlighting major issues of the
The series, which is called "Charles
Gibson Across America: The Vote
and The Voter," began Monday in
California with a show that focused
on defense. Other shows included a
focus on drugs from Texas, a focus
on the nation's economy from Illi
nois, and on Friday, a show in
Philadelphia on the candidates' pet
Chancellor Paul Hardin said he
was delighted that UNC was chosen
as the setting for the discussion.
"There is no more appropriate place
for a respected television show like
'Good Morning America' to examine
education than at the nation's oldest
state university," Hardin said.
A spokeswoman for the "Good
Morning America Show" said UNC
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By SANDY WALL
Racial incidents are increasing on
college campuses nationwide, and the
problem is especially noticeable at
Stanford University, according to
administrators and students there.
Keith Archuleta, assistant dean of
student affairs and the director of the
Black Community Services Center at
Stanford, said racial incidents against
minorities on college campuses have
increased in the 1980s.
Racial problems at Stanford have
included a defaced black fraternity
poster with "niggers" written on it,
a white student wearing a T-shirt
boasting "Aryan by the Grace of
God" and the destruction of a shanty
town constructed to protest
The most blatant incidents began
around 1984, Archuleta said in a
telephone interview Monday.
"The issue is not to take anything
away from anyone," he said. People
should work together on college
campuses because campuses are a
reflection of society, he said.
"One of the things I am impressed
with is the isolation that many
students may have from other ethnic
groups," said Bob Beyers, director of
the Stanford News Service. Many of
Stanford's white students grew up in
all-white suburbs and had little
contact with minorities before com
ing to college, he said.
White children growing up in the
late 1970s and 'SOs became accus
unless they were convicted of another
violation within a year.
In August, Entwistle and McKin
ley were convicted of trespassing as
a result of an April 15 protest of CIA
recruitment in the Hanes Hall offices
of University Career Planning and
At Tuesday's hearing, Peele said he
would not discuss the difference in
the sentences, Entwistle and McKin
Peele again refused comment in a
telephone interview Tuesday night.
Entwistle said he believed McKin
ley's sentence was more severe
because McKinley is seen as a symbol
of campus activism.
"I was not given an active sentence
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was picked because of its academic
reputation, the beauty of the campus
and its location in one of the key
swing states in the South.
Students said Tuesday they were
pleased the show chose UNC for its
location. "It will give the University
free publicity," said Ixchel Baker, a
freshman business major from
Miami, Fla. "It will also help those
high school seniors who haven't
decided on Carolina get a look at a
wonderful college campus and town."
Jon Miller, director of program
ming operations for WTVD, the local
ABC affiliate, said the station will
provide technical assistance. "We've
offered some advanced technical
guidance," Miller said. "We're also
providing people to help coordinate
some of the typical work."
WTVD taped UNC faculty and
staff members in front of the Old Well
and students in front of Morehead
Planetarium saying "Good Morning
America!" Oct. 24. The tape will also
air Thursday morning.
The guests scheduled to appear
Thursday are John Silber, president
of Boston University; Mary Futrell,
president of the National Education
Association (NEA); Howard Baker,
former White House chief of staff;
and Jonathan Kozol, author of "Why
Johnny Can't Read."
Most of the guests will not actually
be in Chapel Hill but will be seen
tomed to a tone of covert racism,
Archuleta said, and that is reflected
in the problems at Stanford. White
students often do not realize when
they are offending other races, he
A white student at Stanford was
expelled from campus housing for
making anti-gay remarks to his
openly homosexual resident assist
ant, Archuleta said. His friends
protested the expulsion by marching
across campus with candles late at
night with masks over their faces, he
The students did not realize they
were imitating the Ku Klux Klan and
offending many black students, he
"As an institution, Stanford was
not built for people of color," said
sophomore Louis Jackson, secretary
of Stanford's Black Student Union
(BSU), in an interview Tuesday.
. Jackson said his prognosis for
Stanford was one of progress and
change, but he expects the BSU to
face more racial incidents in the next
On Tuesday, he said, the BSU
received a letter from a woman in San
Francisco asking them to stop
"The stronger our community
becomes, the more attacks we suffer,"
The Reagan administration is
partly responsible for the increase and
for a climate of racial suspicion and
fear, Archuleta said. Reagan cam
because this is a witch hunt," Ent
wistle said. "They're after Dale as an
individual, not as a person breaking
Efforts to reach Assistant District
Attorney Nancy Vecchia, who prose
cuted Entwistle's case, were, unsuc
cessful Tuesday. Tom Maher, the
attorney who represented Entwistle,
said Peele indicated that he had
reasons for the different sentences but
would not disclose them.
The perception that McKinley, as
a graduate student, is the leader of
the protesters may have influenced
the decision, Maher said.
Also, Peele was impressed by the
voluntary work Entwistle does on his
own and probably took that into
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via satellite from their respective
locations. Scott Edwards, a spokes
man for Boston University, said
Silber will be seen via ABC's Boston
affiliate. Ivette Torres, NEA com
munications specialist, said Futrell
will tape in a studio in Washington,
D.C., because of a scheduling
Barbara Thompson, who is the
UNC coordinator working with
WTVD, said students are welcome to
come to Polk Place to watch the
"We definitely want the students
to feel welcome and encourage all to
either watch the show at home or
come out and see it taped live,"
Thompson said. Certain areas will be
roped off to prevent students from
appearing on camera, and University
police will supply security, she said.
Three UNC students were recruited
to work as receptionists for the "Good
Morning America" staff. The stu
dents will also be responsible for
providing transportation for the
show's staff during their stay at the
Libby Barbee, a senior RTVMP
major from Burlington and one of
the student receptionists, said she was
excited about meeting the show's
crew. "I'm delighted to represent the
University," she said. "My goal is to
make Carolina look good and make
them want to come back."
paigned for the presidency on issues
that indirectly pertained to race, he
For example, Archuleta said Rea4
gan's work on issues such as the trade"
deficit and import problems with
Japan and Korea indirectly attacks'
people of Asian descent.
Archuleta also said Reagan cam4
paigned against "welfare cheats,"
which tended to portray blacks as
being lazy. The general tone irt
Washington is that of "white people
being picked on," he said.
Stanford President Donald
Kennedy, in his address to incoming
freshmen this year, told the students
that any type of racial conflict would
not be tolerated. "Bigotry is out," he
Administrators said they were
working to end the climate of racial
suspicion and bring people together
"It's an age-old problem," said
Michael Jackson, associate dean of
student affairs. "You peck away at
it from a lot of different perspectives."
"Institutional racism" is one of the
main problems at Stanford,
Archuleta said, and therefore a
"Cultures, Ideas, and Values" course
that teaches subjects from non-white
historical areas has been added to the
Community service efforts also
expose students to problems such as
poverty within the community, and
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consideration, he said.
"But I'm not sure that I can
articulate a valid reason that Dale had
to go to jail for 21 days and Graham
doesn't have to go at all," he said.
McKinley said Tuesday that the
negative response his sentence drew
from the community caused Peele to
be easier on Entwistle.
McKinley said he hoped Peele was
not singling him out but that all the
publicity he has received may make
that a possibility.
"I would hope he would be more
than arbitrary in giving sentences,"
McKinley said. "But seeing some of
the things that have gone on, you
cant rule that out."