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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 97, Issue 3
Wednesday, March 1, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Brien Lewis (center), newly elected
to semiDoir class
By WILL SPEARS
and JAMES BURROUGHS
Bobby Ferris and Greg Zeeman
were elected senior class president
and vice president Tuesday, defeating
Danny Rosin and Bryan .Brayboy,
according to unofficial results.
Ferris and Zeeman received 58
percent of votes cast, and Rosin and
Brayboy received 42 percent.
"It was a victory for the whole
class," Ferris said.
Ferris and Zeeman won the offices
in a runoff election. In the Feb. 21
election, they received 38 percent of
the vote to Rosin and Brayboy's 33
percent. Peter Hancock and Ranchor
Harris received 29 percent of last
Ferris and Zeeman were not on the
original ballot because they turned in
their petitions after the Elections
Board deadline. They landed in the
runoff through a write-in campaign.
The voters who wrote Ferris and
Zeeman in on their ballots had to list
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student body president, celebrates with his supporters Tuesday
the two candidates separately.
The publicity the Ferris-Zeeman
team received by not being allowed
to appear on the ballot may have hurt
them as much as it helped, Zeeman
"In a lot of. ways it hurt us," he
said. "The article (in The Daily Tar
Heel) did have our names in it, but
it never said much that was good
about us. It's kind of a double-edged
Ferris agreed that the publicity was
both good and bad.
"There's no doubt it gave us
publicity," he said. "But you can call
a lot of things publicity. It's both good
and bad, whether (it's a front page
headline) or on the back editorial
Brayboy said he was surprised with
the small amount of votes he and
Rosin received on South Campus.
"We're really disappointed with the
South Campus results," he said. "We
did well there last week. They
obviously did a lot of work." .
Ratio of Average number
students to of students per
of students per
By JENNIFER WING
Black Americans should have no
reason to respond apathetically to
past efforts to gain racial equality,
said Attallah Shabazz, daughter of
the slain Muslim civil rights leader
Malcolm X, Tuesday night in Mur
"Too much went into who you are
today and where you are today," she
said to the 60 people attending last
night's lecture sponsored by the Black
Student Movement (BSM). "We are
not the only oppressed people in this
society; if we act like victims, we will
be treated as such."
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The Ferris-Zeeman team did well
on South Campus because they made,
an effort to campaign there, Zeeman
"We concentrated on dorms," he
said. "And we started over a month
ago. We never let up."
Ferris said his and Zeeman's
campaign workers Worked hard for
"It was a lot of great work by a
lot of great people," he said.
The Ferris and Zeeman team won
because of their campaign workers,
"They definitely ran a successful
campaign," he said. "They cam
In the race for senior class treas
urer, George Saad defeated Anna
Baird with 55 percent of the vote,
according to unofficial results.
Saad said his increased campaign
ing on South Campus and at Gran
ville Towers contributed to his
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By AMY WAJDA
Undergraduate students who live
off campus are underrepresented in
Student Congress, which is a viola
tion of the Student Constitution,
according to numbers gathered from
several University sources.
Student Congress representatives
and Elections Board members said
Tuesday they would look into the
The Student Constitution states
that graduate and professional stu
dents and on- and off-campus under
graduates should be proportionally
represented in congress.
But there are 633 on-campus
undergraduate students for each
congress seat and 998 off-campus
undergraduates for each seat, accord
ing to statistics from University
housing, the admissions office and the
University Registrar's office.
Malcolm X promoted a black
nationalist philosophy, and his fol
lowers' actions were sometimes con
sidered violent. But he never claimed
to initiate violence, said BSM special
projects chairman Warren Robinson
Monday. Instead, Malcolm X advo
cated self-defense and self
determination, he said.
Shabazz said, "Some people
thought my father was a teacher of
hate, but I never learned about the
ills of society as a youngster."
Instead, she said, her parents
taught her pride in her background.
"I knew I had a place in this world,"
she said. When reciting the Pledge
for anybody, I always vote against. W. C. Fields
By NANCY WYKLE
Brien Lewis was elected student
body president Tuesday with 55
percent of the vote, defeating Trey
Loughran, according to unofficial
Lewis gained an early lead when
the first election results were posted
in 209 Manning Hall around 9 p.m.,
and he never looked back, winning
with 2,585 votes. . Loughran received
"It feels pretty good to be student .
body president," said Lewis, a junior
from Toronto. "I hope I'm going to
be able to live up to the confidence
people placed in me." "
Loughran received 48 percent of
the votes to Lewis' 44 percent in the
Feb. 21 election. Lewis ran unsuccess
fully for student body president as
a sophomore last year.
Not having people out working in
the first election hurt his campaign
last week, Lewis said. The turnaround
in the vote was because of the
campaign workers and the students
who voted on their own initiative, he
"A whole pile of people came out
of the woodwork," he said. "It :
showed my message had gotten
across. A lot of people were self
motivated to get up out of their beds
Loughran said Lewis' victory is due
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If the 22,029 full-time students were
represented equally by the 29 Student
Congress members, each member
would represent 760 students.1 But
graduate and professional students
and off-campus undergraduates are
underrepresented in the congress,
while Granville Towers residents and
on-campus undergraduates are
Off-campus undergraduates also
lose put when it comes to equal
district representation, as do Gran
ville residents. The congressional
district should represent 1,223 stu
dents, but bn-campus undergraduates
and graduate and professional stu
dents are overrepresented.
The graduate districts and the on
campus districts were divided to
achieve an equal number of people
in each kind of district, said Student
Congress Speaker Neil Riemann. The
off-campus districts were divided into
of Allegiance during first grade, "I
stood proudly, not even thinking that
when it was written I was never
Individuals must determine their
own fates, she said. "You have to hold
onto the steering wheel and determine
when to step on that gas pedal or
brake. Learn how to cross the barriers
Shabazz alluded to the debate
about whether black individuals
should be called Black Americans or
Black Africans. But Shabazz dis
missed these arguments as secondary,
saying: "The differences are beautiful,
they're OK. The main difference was
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partially to his campaign style. "Brien
ran a very personal campaign," he
said. "That's what the student body
wanted, and I find that encouraging."
His first action as student body
president will be to set up the
executive branch of Student Govern
ment, Lewis said. The search com
mittee for the student body vice
president needs to be established, he
Restructuring Suite C is another
goal Lewis would like to accomplish
early in his presidency, he said. A
chief of staff will be appointed to
coordinate the office and answer
questions; he said.
Six or seven cabinet members will .
supervise different departments, and
executive assistants will work under
them, he said. "It will prevent people
and time from being wasted," Lewis
All the candidates for student body
president should be congratulated for
how their campaigns were, run, Lewis
said. "It is certainly the cleanest
campaign IVe seen on this campus,"
he said. "It was exemplary."
The voter turnout was disappoint
ing, Lewis said. Student government
will have to give the student body
tangible results and be more visible
to improve turnout, he said. "What
student government has to do is
(center), senior class vice president and president, share their win
four geographically equal areas, he
"Technically it's an unconstitu
tional distribution of congress,"
Riemann said. "We probably just
didnt do it correctly."
Elections Board Chairman Wil
born Roberson said the board would
establish a committee to look into the
distribution after this year's student
elections are finished.
Any move to redistrict Student
Congress would have to come either
from congress or the Student
Supreme Court, Riemann said. But
congress members, especially those
who would lose their seats, would
probably not want to redistrict
congress, he said. "It would be like
shooting yourself in the head," he
The Student Supreme Court prob
ably would not order a redistricting
without a claim having been brought
the boat stop, but we all came from
the same place."
Shabazz stressed that the fight for
black freedom today must not be
ignored, even if there is no Malcolm
X or Martin Luther. King Jr. "We
cannot leave it up to one human being
to move a movement," she said.
"Because Malcolm is dead, it cannot
be the sole reason that we don't move
"There are many persons in this
society who are just as dynamic but
just didn't make it to the forefront."
She also said, "I don't feel that we
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"It feels pretty
good to be
convince people that it's worth their
five minutes to vote."
Loughran said he felt confident
about Lewis serving as student body
president. "Brien ran an impressive
campaign, and he will make an
excellent student body president."
Loughran said he would like to
continue working on some of the
issues he supported in his campaign
platform. "If Brien thinks working
with student government, is the best
way, and I think student government
is the best way, to do what I want,
A job for Loughran is definitely
available if he wants it, Lewis said.
"I'm not going to close the doors of
student government to any talented
person, and Trey is one of the most
talented IVe ever seen."
to the court, Student Supreme Court
Chief Justice James Exum said.
"Assuming the districts are indeed in
violation of the constitutional man
date for the districts, that would be
a reasonable claim for the court's
attention," he said."Technically it
could if it were blatantly unconsti
tutional, but a lot of what the court
can do is left up to the chief justice."
But he would rather see congress
initiate the redistricting, Exum said.
"I don't see us as being an activist
court," he said. "It would be better
for Student Congress to do that. It
has a closer ear to the student body
because it is elected."
It is difficult for the board to
determine where off-campus students
live, Roberson said. -:
The changing location of offr
campus students from year to year
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