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By JENNIFER WING
Black Student Movement (BSM)
members addressed the problem of
UNC's low black student retention
during their Wednesday general body
meeting and discussed solutions for
the low black graduation rate.
According to University sources,
approximately 50 percent of black
students from the incoming class of
1983 did not graduate within a 5-year
period, said Kenneth Perry, BSM
president. Three of the last five
graduating classes have retained less
than 50 percent of their black stu
dents, he said.
! "For every two black students that
carne in, one did not make it," Perry
tsaid. The UNC black student pop
ulation has a lower retention rate than
any other race on campus, he said.
But these statistics are not widely
By NANCY WYKLE
A student committee should be
created to determine parking permit
criteria, members of the Student
Congress Rules and Judiciary Com
mittee said during their Wednesday
The Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee is in charge of
Student parking criteria. Committee
Chairman Gene Davis (Dist. 18) said
Student permit allocation is now on
a first-come, first-serve basis. A small
.number of hardship permits are
deferred to the executive branch,
which then decides who needs a
parking permit the most, he said.
. The proposed committee would
not determine the number of spaces
allocated or their location, Davis said.
It would be designed to make sure
the students who need spaces the most
get them, he said.
Brien Lewis, student government
Use of textbooks on
By ANDREW WATERS
. More students are taking advan
tage of the reserved textbooks in the
Undergraduate Library than ever
before, library officials said Tuesday.
Students took little advantage of
the program, in which textbooks for
large survey courses are placed on
reserve for students, from its creation
in the fall semester of 1984 until the
spring of 1987. During this period,
representatives from student govern
ment chose the textbooks to be used
in the program.
- But that changed when the library
took over the program. Use has
increased dramatically since then,
library officials said.
Originally, the student government
-representatives who were supposed to
choose the textboks were not getting
the list of books to the library in time
for the beginning of the semester, said
David Taylor, a librarian in the
"By the time we got the books in
By SARAH CAGLE
"1968: Twenty Years After," will
be the subject of the ninth annual
"Adventures in Ideas" seminar this
Friday and Saturday in the Toy
Lounge of Dey Hall.
:. The seminar is sponsored by the
Program in the Humanities in con
junction with the College of Arts and
The lecture series was designed to
cover a wide variety of topics in the
humanities, said Larry Brasher,
- seminar organizer and UNC adjunct
-professor of religion. "We address
- important cultural, moral and social
issues, he said.
Activities will include presenta
tions from William Chafe, Duke
-professor of American history; Lewis
Lipsitz, UNC political science profes
..sor; and Raleigh attorney Melinda
Lawrence, a former UNC student
. activist. Each expert will focus on a
different aspect of the 1960s. A movie
.;about student activism will supple
ment their presentations.
Chafe, author of two books, "Civ
: ilities and Civil Rights" and "The
Unfinished Journey," said he will
discuss the civil rights movement, its
-impact on the 1960s and its culmi
nation in 1968.
"1968 is a pivotal year in the post
war generation," Chafe said. "It is
" important for us to understand. The
' election of 1968 brought to a head
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published because UNC still has the
highest graduation rate in the UNC
system, he said.
The entire University would benefit
if UNC increased its black enroll
ment, said Garraud Etienne, editor
of the Black Ink.
"The University is under a lot of
pressure to increase the absolute
number of black students," he said.
"Everybody would be better off if
they could recruit more qualified
"Getting a large number of black
students in which half of them don't
end up graduating anyway doesn't do
anybody any good. It's a waste of the
students' and the University's time,
resources and money."
Other possible explanations to the
problem discussed at the meeting
were that students may not know how
executive assistant, said the actual
criteria in choosing who will receive
permits has not yet been decided. The
committee must have its recommen
dations by April or they will not be
accepted, he said.
Each academic department is
allocated a certain number of spaces,
and faculty members then distribute
permits in their department, Davis
said. "Students should also be able
to decide how their permits are
allocated," he said.
Since the committee would only be
advisory, its political power will be
limited, Lewis said. Student Congress
will approve criteria and allotments
made by the board, he said.
In other business, the committee
discussed the use of signs in campus
campaigns. An act was introduced to
restrict candidates from putting up
campaign posters until 30 days before
the election. Posters have caused
the library, the semester was already
half gone," Taylor said. "There was
no publicity for the program because
the books weren't here."
Gillian Debreczeny, circulation
and reserve librarian, agreed that the
textbooks' late arrival at the library
hampered the program's success,
During the first years of the
program most of the textbooks were
never used, Taylor said.
"The average circulation was
maybe five to eight times a book (per
semester), and half of the collection
wasn't used at all," he said.
Since the library has taken over the
job of deciding which textbooks to
include in the reserve section, more
students use the textbooks, Taylor
"Use of the textbooks has increased
because we can get the orders (for
the textbooks) done in time for the
books to be here at the beginning of
the semester," he said, "And then we
can publicize the books at the
beginning of the semester. The
examine issues of '60s
the social activism of the '60s and a
rejection of social change. This
resulted in the development of con
servative ascendency which we still
Lipsitz will speak about the her
itage of the 1960s and evaluate the
decade's impact on contemporary
society. His decision to participate in
the lecture series was partially because
he was very involved as an activist
while a professor at UNC during the
'60s, he said,
"We intend to open up a lot of
questions," he said. "For instance,
was it all crazy, immature and
destructive, or was it a cultural leap
forward and humanistic?
Another important issue to be
examined is what lessons from the
'60s can be applied today, he said.
marked by negative campaigning on
both sides, with the Gardner cam
paign criticizing Rand's legal repres
entation of drug dealers and the Rand
campaign criticizing Gardner's
attendance record as a U.S.
"We had a better candidate and a
more positive campaign, but we did
turn negative in response to an almost
totally negative campaign by Rand,"
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to study and may suffer from peer
pressure not to study.
Perry appointed a task force of
four students to thoroughly research
Perry also reviewed the actions the
BSM plans to take against the
Carolina Critic, which called for the
defunding of the BSM in its last issue,
falsely printing that the BSM is
funding a minority scholarship.
Perry reported that the BSM had
talked to a legal counselor and that
the organization is demanding a
retraction from the Carolina Critic,
which printed in its last issue that the
scholarship originates from BSM
The scholarship is funded by a
private source, Perry said, and if the
Carolina Critic refuses to cooperate,
the BSM will take more serious
problems in the past when a candidate
has dropped out of the race or signs
were posted before the beginning of
the spring semester, Davis said.
The act states a candidate would
be penalized $5 for the first offense
and $25 for the second offense and
would be eliminated from the race
for the third offense. The Elections
Board will be responsible for enforc
ing the rules and executing the
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an optional meeting for candidates
to be held in December. At the
meeting, candidates would receive
petitions and information on the
rules. "It is an opportunity to make
candidates aware," Davis said. "If
they don't come to the meeting, they
will still be bound by the rules."
The candidates meeting is aimed
toward the larger campaigns, Davis
said. Student Congress candidates
timeliness is what makes a
Debrezceny said, "There really was
a big jump from a lot of books that
had very few uses to a lot of books
that have many uses."
The textbooks in the reserve
section are mostly from large lecture
classes, Taylor said.
"We generally pick textbooks of
the classes with the highest enrol
lment, usually freshmen and sopho
more level," he said. "We try to pick
the books that help the most people."
Students can take advantage of the
textbooks the same way they can use
the regular items in the reserve
section, Debreczeny said.
"Students can come to the library
and look in the black notebooks and
see if something's on reserve," she
said. Then, they can ask a librarian
at the reserve section for the text
book, she said.
Taylor said textbooks were usually
not included in the library's regular
collection because they are constantly
"It's not just nostalgia."
Melinda Lawrence, who graduated
from UNC in the late 1960s, will
explain what activism at UNC was
The the seminar will not be like
a formal class, Brasher said. "There
will be a lot of audience participation
and question-and-answer sessions."
The format will also include a
viewing of "The Strawberry State
ment," a movie about student acti
vism at Columbia University.
Students and faculty who have not
already registered for the seminar can
do so by paying the $60 registration
fee at 4 p.m. Friday, Brasher said.
The seminar will begin at 4:30 p.m.
that afternoon, and the final activities
will conclude at 1 p.m. Saturday, he
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Gardner will now turn to working
with the state legislature, Richardson
said. He wants to create a non
partisan relationship with all
"The majority of Democratic and
Republican legislators are tired of the
abuse of power" and want to work
together, Richardson said.
Rand will return to his law practice
and has no immediate political plans,
Perry requested that all BSM
members attend the Board of Trus
tees meeting on Dec. 9 in the More
head Building to discuss plans for the
new Black Cultural Center. The BSM
has proposed a 13,000-square-foot
center and is asking for an interim
space until the center is completed.
"We're not too sure about how
things are going to move," Perry said.
"We are pushing to have enough
space to have offices for everything."
Candidates for the recently vacated
position of director of the Office of
Student Counseling will be visiting
UNC within the next few weeks,
Perry said. He recommended that
BSM members try to meet the
candidates and said he hoped the
students could then form an opinion
on who would best fit the position.
usually don't decide to run until closer
to the election, he said.
The final order of business was
redistricting certain areas of campus.
Graham, Stacy and Cobb residence
halls were all moved from District 12
to District 13. On South Campus,
Hinton James Residence Hall was
moved from District 16 to District
15. The graduate school of Computer
Science was moved from District 3
to District 2. Toxicology was moved
from District 9 to District 5, and
Radiological Science, which had not
been listed previously, was added to
District 5. Law Public Health was
added to District 7, and Botany and
Zoology were added to District 9.
The changes, which will go into
effect the next election, were made
to make the student's residence closer
to his voting district and to equalize
the number of students per
being revised and updated.
"Textbooks are specialized publi
cations for teaching," he said. "They
dont make good library books. This
is a special effort to help the students."
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By JAMES BURROUGHS
The Carolina Critic, a monthly
magazine that is distributed at
UNC, printed remarks in its
November issue that require a
retraction and a public apology,
Kenneth Perry, Black Student
Movement president, said
Members of the Critic staff said
during their Wednesday meeting
that one remark about the funding
of the scholarship was a factual
mistake and that a retraction will
appear in the next issue.
The Critic printed remarks
stating that a minority scholarship
would violate the University's
affirmative action guidelines and
that it would be funded by the
BSM budget, both of which are
untrue, Perry said.
The Critic article went on to say,
"Forget the CGLA (Carolina Gay
and Lesbian Association); let's
defund the BSM." The statement
refers to the yearly battle over
funding the CGLA with student
The Harvey Beech scholarship
fund, which is still in the planning
stages, will be funded entirely by
private sources and not by student
fees appropriated to the BSM,
Perry said. The Critic lied publicly
to establish a cause for defunding
the BSM, he said. .
it look like we're
a crime as far as
Student Congress is concerned,"
Perry said. "I think they had
Members of the Critic staff said
they were sorry for the error, but
they said the magazine has always
called for the defunding of most
student organizations. The Critic
is "standard libertarianism" at
work, they said.
"In every issue we have called
for defunding of almost all (stu
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Hood, editor of the Critic. The ,
different organizations should !
fund themselves and not depend .
on student fees, he said.
Hood said the Critic's argument (
for defunding the BSM was not .
based upon the actual funding of '
the scholarship, but on violations
of the affirmative action regula
tions that would occur in awarding '
such a scholarship.
"The idea of a minority scho
larship violates University affir
mative action guidelines," he said.
Perry contacted Hood about the
article Tuesday night, and Hood
advised Perry to write an article
or letter to the Critic explaining
his objection, Perry said. The
Critic should have contacted the
BSM in order to check the facts
about the scholarship, he said.
Perry said Wednesday after
noon that he planned to protest
the article, possibly filing a lawsuit
against the Critic. After contacting
Dorothy Bernholz of Student
Legal Services, Perry decided that
a retraction and apology would be
a more effective means of protest,
he said at the Wednesday BSM
"I do plan to take this to the
fullest extent of our rights," Perry
said. "It's public defamation."
If a retraction and apology are
denied, then the University should
consider forbidding the circulation
of the publication in residence
halls as well as the use of Uni
versity facilities by the Critic,
which is not officially recognized
by the University, Perry said.
Hood said that charges of racial
overtones in the Critic are com
"Charges of racism are the last
resort for people who have no
other more valid argument," he
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