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By JENNIFER WING
The biggest problem at UNC is the
negative mentality black students
have, said Black Student Movement
(BSM) President Kenneth Perry
Sunday in his final statement as
"If we treated our involvement as
black students as a day-to-day activ
ity, we would be more successful on
this campus," he said. "Right now it
appears that a lot of us are concerned
with social issues." I
The BSM suffers from apathetic
black students in the organization,
said Perry, who completes his second
term as BSM president this week.
This stems from students striving to
benefit themselves rather than the
Radio station changes
Illegal showing of Tyson
Bruno match 3
Student Congress candidate
bows out 4
Students, CGLA complain of
Connells review 6
Baseball completes weekend
Swimmer qualifies for
Opinion pages: Focus on
racism 10, 11
Wrestling team takes 2nd in
ACC tournament 12
term BSM presDoeo
BSM, he said.
"I think on this campus, if we go
back in time, the founders and people
involved were involved for the
group," he said. "We need to go back
Despite an increase in membership
from 200 students to 600 in the past
two years, Perry said still only a small
handful of people do all the work.
"Membership has increased, but
dedication has decreased."
The problem of the low graduation
rate for black students at UNC is
often ignored. Perry said. "As a
pseudo-administration cover-up, the
administration, black and white,
doesn't want the public to know that
compared to white students, black
students don't do as well."
By LYNN GOSWICK
When the visiting students and
faculty from Rostov State University,
U.S. SIR., worked with Orange
County Habitat for Humanity Sat
urday, they did more than build a
house; they built friendships and a
bridge between two cultures.
Students from UNC and Rostov
State and workers from Habitat for
Humanity gathered about five miles
outside Chapel Hill to construct a
house for a local family.
Habitat for Humanity is an inter
national organization that builds
houses for poor people and operates
on the "economics of Jesus," said
Sam Wilburn, construction
"Jesus did things out of love," and
Habitat for Humanity follows this
example by building houses for
homeless families, he said.
The organization does not give
houses to the poor but requires
recipients to work 700 hours with
Habitat as part of their housing
contract, Wilburn said.
"We are partners with people who
need a house," he said.
Once a house is completed, Habitat
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Monday, March 6, 1989
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The administration and the stu
dents have not taken the initiative in
addressing this issue, Perry said.
"The gap is only getting bigger,"
he said. "The students are adding to
this problem. A lot of the adminis
tration doesn't want to admit to this
The key to repairing this problem
is to tell minority students from the
beginning of their college careers
about the low graduation rate, Perry
said. "You need to let the students
know about the problem when they
"Obviously, that's what we haven't
done. The black freshmen this year
did a lot worse than last year; there
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for Humanity sells the house to the
person at cost with no interest,
While at the work site, the Soviet
students talked about their native
One Soviet student, Masha Bon
darenko, said on May Day, a national
holiday in the Soviet Union, the
people celebrate by working, she said.
All the people join together on this
day and build public buildings such
as kindergartens, but never private
houses, Bondarenko said.
When the building supplies arrived,
Bondarenko and her partners began
building their first private home.
Students and workers lifted and
carried prefabricated wall panels
from a truck to the eclges of the
foundation, which was also prepared
After the' walls were in place,
students and other workers , went to
the home of a neighboring family to
celebrate the completion of that
family's required 700 work hours with
scripture reading, a responsive read
ing, a prayer and the burning of their
See HABITAT page 6
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Yack funding down for
For the second straight year,
Student Congress cut the Yackety
Yack's student government funding
almost in half Saturday, after an
initial motion not to fund the group
failed at the annual congress budget
The Yack will receive $5,840 from
Student Congress for the 1990 year
book down from $9,000 for the
1989 book and $18,000 for the 1988
book. The $5,840 will make up 5
percent of the Yackety Yack's oper
Some congress members have said
the" Yack may eventually be asked to
Project Uplift allocations lowered
By JAMES BURROUGHS
Assistant University Editor
In an effort to send a message to
University administrators, Student
Congress appropriated $4,699 less in
student fees toward the support of
minority recruitment programs,
including Project Uplift, during
Saturday's budget hearing.
The Congress finance committee
originally proposed to allocate $6,699
to the executive branch for the
programs, but several Congress
members complained they did not
know enough about the program to
Others members said the respon
sibility to support minority recruit
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Editor's Note: This is the first in
a three-part series on the future of
education in North Carolina.
By SUSAN HOLDSCLAW
Education experts say more than
just low salaries has contributed to
the state's teacher shortage many
education graduates simply don't
want to go where the jobs are.
"There is a shortage (of teachers),"
said Grace Drain of N.C.'s teacher
recruitment office. North Carolina
established the teacher recruitment
office in 1986 as a result of the
demand for teachers in the state,
especially minority teachers.
"There is a shortage of (people)
willing to go into certain geographical
areas," she said. "We're working with
the school systems and the commun
ity to make it more attractive. The
community must nurture the teaching
profession to have (people) go into
the smaller school systems."
With Gov. Jim Martin's Basic
Education Plan calling for small class
sizes, the shortage is likely to get
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be self-sufficient, receiving no student
Congress member Brock Dickin
son (Dist. 1 1) expressed concern that
students have to pay for the book
twice once through student fees
and again through buying the book.
James Thomasson (Dist. 1), whose
motion to deny the Yack any funding
failed, said the Yack's lack of atten
tion to professional and graduate
students, despite the use of their
student fees, was unfair.
But Kelly Sherrill, Yackety Yack
business manager, said Sunday that
it was difficult to get graduates
ment and retention should be the
concern of the University administra
tion. Congress' final decision was to
allocate $2,000 to the executive
branch for the programs.
But students have been partially
funding minority recruitment
through the executive branch for
more than 20 years, and the idea of
using student fees was initiated by
students, Archie Ervin, assistant to
the vice chancellor for University
affairs, said Sunday. Less than 10
percent of the funding for the pro
grams comes from student funds, he
Students are sometimes unaware of
student government's role in minority
worse before it gets better. Drain said
the demand for arts education,
foreign language, math and science
teachers would see the greatest
The cultural opportunities a com
munity offers play an important part
in attracting quality teachers, Drain
said. In addition, many larger school
districts, such as the Chapel Hill
Carrboro system, offer supplements
to teachers' salaries while smaller
systems can't afford to add to the
state's base pay.
The demand for teachers far
exceeds the supply in certain geo
graphical and subject areas, accord
ing to Don Ferguson, a personnel
research and information processor
at the N.C. Department of Public
"You can't say there is a general
teacher shortage, but there is a
shortage in special subject areas and
special regions of the state," Ferguson
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involved in the book.
"We have never had that much
interest from graduates," Sherrill
said. "We used to have graduates
pictures in the book but it eventually
comprised less than half a page."
Yack co-editor Susana Dancy said
the yearbook tried to send letters to
all campus groups, including gradu
ate organizations, inviting them to be
in the book.
Jurgen Buchenau (Dist. 3) said he
was concerned about the high cost
of having an organization's picture
placed in the book. The cost leads
to an unnatural selection of student
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recruitment and the history of such
student funding, which can lead to
misunderstanding, Ervin said.
"These actions for students to
participate (in funding) were student
initiated," Ervin said. "They were not
asked for by the administration."
Student Congress Speaker Neil
Riemann said Sunday that congress
members want to know the function
of Project Uplift because they
appropriate money to the program.
The congress cannot be aware of the
past role of student funds in the
programs if the administration fails
to inform them, he said.
See RECRUITMENT page 6
The rural and more sparsely pop
ulated areas will have more trouble
finding and keeping good teachers,
"Generally speaking, while chem
istry, physics and math are near the
top (in demand), home economics,
driver's education, physical education
and business education are near the
bottom," he said.
Karen Garr, president of the N.C.
Association of Educators, said the
group continues its work to call
attention to the shortage in hopes of
finding a solution.
North Carolina first became aware
of the shortage when it conducted a
personnel count five years ago, Garr
said. Among the reasons most fre
quently cited, for not choosing a
teaching career or changing careers
were the working conditions and not
being involved in decision-making
"Teachers are at the bottom of a
very high and heavy hierarchy that
See TEACHERS page 5
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