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By BRENDA CAMPBELL
For Donnie Esposito and Tom
Elliott, the third time was finally the
Esposito (Dist. 10) and Elliott
(Dist. 6) were elected to Student
Congress Tuesday during the third
election for the seats in as many
weeks, according to unoffical election
"Thank heavens it's over," Elliott
The first election for District 10,
on Feb. 21, was forced into a runoff
when neither Esposito nor his oppo
nent Deanna Ramey received 50
percent of the votes. The Feb. 21
District 6 election was invalidated
because one of the polishes opened
more than two hours late.
The second elections for the dis-
Editor's Note: U.S. Citizens are
often said to be ignorant in their
knowledge of w orld affairs. While
a group of Soviet students are at
UNC to learn more about our
culture and political system, the
following is the first of a three
part series explaining some aspects
of the changes in the Soviet
Union's culture and political
By HELLE NIELSEN
Whether Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev remains in power, the
changes he has set in motion in
the Soviet Union will not be rolled
back easily, observers of the Soviet
"It will be . . . difficult to put
the ghost back in the bottle," said
Joel Schwartz, a UNC professor
of political science who specializes
in the Soviet political system and
"Gorbachev might be retired,"
Schwartz said. "But if he can stay
in power a little bit longer, there
is no turning the rudder of the ship.
It will be Gorbachevism without
Since Gorbachev came to power
in 1985, the terms "perestroika"
and "glasnost" have become
household words all over the
world as the Soviet Union has
initiated reform programs affect
ing virtually all areas of Soviet
Perestroika refers to the restruc
turing of the economy, the polit
ical system and other areas of
Soviet society. Glasnost implies
candor in public political
Reforms include changes in the
electoral process, an opening up
of the economy to allow for some
private enterprise, and broader
Jokeiy to Ihave
There are three kind of
Hardin kicks off Race Relations Week in Lenoir Hall Tuesday night
tricts, held on Feb. 28, were inval
idated because more votes were cast
than the number of students who
signed in as living in the districts.
Elliott defeated write-in candidate
Ram Ramachandran, his original
opponent who dropped out of the
race on Friday, 26-9.
Esposito defeated Ramey 107-43.
Roberson said the re-elections were
necessary because of voting discre
pancies in the Feb. 28 elections.
"The people -who voted at the all
campus polishes voted for candidates
in districts that they shouldn't have,"
"1 don't understand why someone
would vote in a district they are not
A New USSR
"The Soviet Communist Party
realized the urgency of the situa
tion and introduced the changes,"
said Boris Malakhov, first secre
tary of the Soviet Union's press
section in Washington.
An ailing Soviet economy man
dates reforms, but the emergence
of new political leadership with
Gorbachev was instrumental to
bringing about the change,
A declining growth rate, a
shortage of consumer goods and
growing public health and alco
holism problems reflect a society
in deterioration, he said.
Gorbachev's reforms serve the
same purpose as Franklin Roose
velt's New Deal reforms, Schwartz
said. "In order to save the system,
they have to change it."
Soviet leaders hope to improve
the country's economy and raise
the standard of living, Malakhov
said. But economic reform cannot
succeed without rapid political
change to encourage more
"We want all people of the
country to participate in economic,
reforms," he said. "That is possible
only if political reforms give
people the real power."
The new political tunes are
quickly changing Soviet political
life, Soviet observers say. Overt
political activism, including dem
onstrations, is on the rise. This
week dock workers in the Eastern
Soviet Union refused to handle a
submarine carrying radioactive
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supposed to," he said. "Some people
just don't know better."
As a way to prevent the same
problem again, the Elections Board
supplied the polishes with lists of
residence halls that are in Distict 10,
Although the ballot for District 6
had only one name, a re-election was
necessary, Roberson said.
"We can't justify saying one person
can have the seat just because the
other dropped out," he said. "There
is always the chance for write-in
Esposito said he was pleased that
150 students voted in the District 10 .
election. " ": -
"The number of votes was surpris
ingly high," Esposito said:
The candidates said Tuesday that
they continued campaigning for the
Editor's Note: This is the last in
a three-part series on the future of
education in North Carolina.
By SUSAN HOLDSCLAW
A $20,000 scholarship for a four
year commitment to teach in the N.C.
public schools that's the trade-off
the N.C. Teaching Fellows Scholar
ship offers the state's high school
The 60 Teaching Fellows on UNC's
campus say it's one of the best deals
they've ever been offered.
During the past 10 years, the
number and quality of students
entering teacher education programs
has declined. As a result, the 1987
General Assembly approved a plan
to fund a $5,000-a-year scholarship
to students who agree to teach in the
state for four years.
Modeled after the Morehead
Scholarship program, applicants for
the program are nominated at the
high school level by their counselors,
teachers and principals. During their
Council grants noise
By JESSICA LANNING
Assistant City Editor
The Chapel Hill Town Council
voted Monday to amend the town's
noise ordinance temporarily to
accommodate several upcoming
A temporary amendment to the
town's noise control ordinance will
permit the noise level during the Pi
Kappa Phi Burnout, Springfest and
the Carolina Beach Blast to reach 75
decibels instead of the normal level
of 60 decibels.
It is difficult to describe the
difference between the two noise
levels, Chapel Hill Mayor Jonathan
Howes said, but "when you hear it
you can tell a big difference."
, The most . important aspect about
the noise level is that it was approved
as a reasonable level by Chapel Hill
police, students and neighborhood
residents, Howes said.
"There is a very good . level of
cooperation between the University
and the town, and this is an excellent
example of that," he said.
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By JEFF ECKARD
Student leaders, faculty members
and administrators came together to
address race relations during UNC's
first race relations symposium Tues
day night in Lenoir Hall.
The symposium, which was spon
sored by the Campus Y, the Student
Union and the Black Cultural Center,
discussed race relations at UNC and
kicked off Race Relations Week,
which will be held April 1 1-14.
Chancellor Paul Hardin begin the
evening by pledging the administra
tion's support of student efforts to
address racial problems on campus.
Speaking to the crowd of about 75
people about his personal recollection
of racial struggles in Alabama in the
early 1960s, Hardin said race rela
tions had slipped backward in recent
"We have not finished the agenda
yet," he said.
Qwen Brown, BSM member, said
better race relations would require
understanding and communication.
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Ramey said she had campaigned
since the re-election was announced
. "I made fliers to hang in the
dorms," she said. "I also went door-to-door.
This was the same thing I
did for the last election."
Esposito said he also went door-to-door.
"I went door-to-door in all the
dorms," he said. "I also had more
people helping me, because I couldn't
be everywhere at once.
"I also promised that this would
be the last time they would have to
vote. Thatwas the only way to get
people out to Vote." ? " .
Elliott said, "I made a small flier
that I posted and put in a few
mailboxes in the public health
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senior year, they participate in a series
of local and regional interviews with
school personnel and business people.
With 13 campuses in the UNC
system participating in the program,
each school may admit up to 60
Teaching Fellows. According to
Barbara Day, who selects the UNC
Teaching Fellows and directs the
UNC Teaching Fellows program, 150
of the 245 applicants last year
designated UNC as their first choice.
"Many give up their Teaching
Fellows scholarship so they could
come to Carolina," she said. "Every
one talks about the teaching short
age and not enough students going
into teaching (but) not on this
The average SAT score among the
first class of UNC's Teaching Fellows
who arrived on campus last fall is
more than 1200, and their high school
grade point average is 3.73. '
"All of the students were well
prepared and had done their home
work before the meeting."
If any of the events get "too out
of hand" there might be trouble, but
the town is anticipating no disturban
ces from the events, he said.
The sponsors of the three events
sent letters to the council supporting
the requested proposals and asking
for the cooperation of the town
Council member Julie Andresen
said Pi Kappa Phi's noise request was
placed on the consent agenda and was
passed for reasons other than the fact
that the event is a charity fund-raiser.
"The charity makes it nice, but the
main reason is that it is planned
carefully and doesnt interfere with
the health, safety and welfare of the
community," Andresen said.
Pi Kappa Phi sponsors Burnout,
which is scheduled for March 31, as
a fund-raiser for the N.C. Burn
Center. The Carolina Beach Blast,
scheduled for April 9, is sponsored
by Ehringhaus Residence College and
lies and statistics. Benjamin
Students must learn to understand
the differences between races and
communicate effectively despite those
differences, she said.
Race relations week is a tangible
way to address and possibly over
come differences between races, said
Chris Mumford, founder of
RACIAL, a group concerned with
bridging racial differences.
Through the week's events, which
will promote educational and social
interaction, students will learn to
better understand one another, Mum
Student apathy in the 1980s has
perpetuated the status quo encou
raging blacks to befriend blacks and
whites to be with whites, Mumford ,
said. Students must work together to
push for change, he said.
Mumford proposed the permanent
formation of a council composed of
administrators, faculty and students
that would deal with racism on
campus. The council would eliminate
the problem of racism only being
addressed in certain years and make
Their in-state counterparts aver
aged 1089 on the SAT.
"I just select the brightest and the
best," Day said. .
Mark Kleinschmidt, a freshman
social studies and economics educa
tion major from Goldsboro, said the
offer of $20,000 for college had
attracted him to the program. "That
was a big appeal. Other teaching
scholarships don't offer as much.
"It was for me," he added. "I always
knew I wanted to teach . . . We have
a very good shot at getting a job."
The four-year teaching commit
ment doesn't bother Kleinschmidt.
He wants to get a master's degree that
will allow him to pursue a career in
school administration. Because the
Teaching Fellows program allows
students seven years to fulfill their
promise to teach in the public schools,
Kleinschmidt said he planned to
begin graduate school as soon as he
received his bachelor's degree.
Four free years at UNC also caught
the attention of Chris Rice, a fresh
man secondary English education
is a fund-raiser for Ronald McDo
The council also approved a
request from Henderson Residence
College (HRC) requesting the closing
of Raleigh Street during Springfest
on April 8.
The section of Raleigh Street
between South Road and Lenoir
Drive will be closed from 1 1 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. for Springfest.
Kurt Seufert, HRC governor, said
a Chapel Hill police officer threa
tened that the town council would
refuse HRC's noise and street closing
requests after a Feb. 18 snowball fight
on Connor Beach led to a car accident
in front of Joyner Residence Hall.
Seufert met with Chapel Hill Police
Chief Arnold Gold a week after the
incident and discussed the effects it
might have on the Springfest request.
"Chief Gold assured me that the
snowball incident would not have any
effect on our requests to the town
council," Seufert said.
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it a continuing concern, Mumford
Harold Wallace, vice chancellor of
University Affairs, said students
working for racial harmony should
not expect to find an absence of
racism in the University community.
But there should be the expectation
that once racism is noted, it will be
addressed in innovative and coura
geous ways in an effort to remove
it from the community, he said.
"You're going to have to have a
lot of patience; you're going to have
to have courage and be hardheaded
enough to stay at the task before
you," he said.
The significance of Race Relations
Week is that the campus as a whole
will put aside time to recognize that
racism exists and to deal with it,
Mumford said. Students can come to
understand their own prejudices and
those of others, he said.
Race Relations Week will feature
workshops focusing on segregation at
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major from Arapahoe.
"The money is superb," he said.
"Since I was thinking of teaching, that
was an added incentive to do it.
"It's only four years," he said of
his commitment to the scholarship.
Any student who decides not to teach
after graduation must repay the
"I don't feel trapped," he added.
"By the time four years are over,
youll have some great experience."
Day said she was concerned not
only about attracting students to the
teaching profession but also about
keeping them in the classroom. "My
concern is when they go out in the
public schools and teach, that they
like it. If we get four good years, our
money will have been well spent.
"We can't get them to remain in
the teaching profession, but we can
get them to remain in the N.C. schools
for four years," she said.
Dana Daughtry, a freshman psy
chology and early education major
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