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Volume 97, Issue 26
Tuesday, April 11, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
The new guaranteed sophomore
housing policy was successful this
year, and all students who
requested on-campus housing for
next year were given places,
housing department officials said
But Residence Hall Association
(RHA) leaders say the guaranteed
housing program was not respon
sible for this year's successful
"The success with the lottery
was not due to guaranteed sopho
more housing," said RHA Pres
ident Liz Jackson. "It was because
they guaranteed everyone
The only reason this spring's
housing process succeeded was
because there were more spaces
than applicants, Jackson said. "If
they had had less applicants than
spaces in another year, they would
have had the same results as this
The new policy made more
housing spaces available by forc
ing rising juniors and seniors to
decide earlier whether they would
live on campus, said Wayne
Kuncl, housing department direc
tor. In the past, students who were
not sure of their housing ar
rangements for the next year often
filed an application for a housing
contract and canceled it later when
they finalized , arrangements for
off-campus housing, he said.
In past years, most canceled
contracts have been those of
juniors and seniors, Kuncl said.
, The smaller number of applica
tions from rising "juniors and
seniors and canceled contracts
shows students' careful consider
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ation about whether to apply for
housing, Kuncl said. "The persons
who signed up for housing were
really interested in housing."
Collin Rustin, associate director
for University housing, agreed.
"Juniors and seniors are making
a real conscious decision as to
whether or not they want it (on
campus housing). Fewer juniors
and seniors are playing the game
and then canceling."
The absence of a lottery may
be a misleading indicator of the
policy's success, former RHA
President Jimmy Randolph said.
While there may have been more
spaces campuswide than appli
cants, there were still certain
residence halls with more appli
cants than spaces, he said.
Twenty junior and senior spaces
were reserved in Cobb Residence
Hall, Rustin said. All 68 juniors
and seniors who applied for spaces
in Cobb received them, he said.
The 48 extra spaces given to
juniors and seniors are normally
reserved for freshmen, Randolph
"They did still have a greater
demand for specific dorms. They
satisfied that demand by sacrific
ing the spaces of incoming fresh
men." These freshmen would live
on South Campus, Randolph said.
But most of the halls with more
upperclassmen than usual should
have those spaces returned to
freshmen by the beginning of the
fall semester, Kuncl said. "We are
watching those halls, and when we
have a cancellation, we put in a
Kuncl said more upperclassmen
than -usual were put in some -
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nuts co vo
By KAREN ENTRIKEN
The 1980s revival of the fight for
civil rights began as if it had had no
history, former Georgia Senator and
civil rights leader Julian Bond said
"People today can't imagine when
blacks had no rights."
Bond addressed about 90 people
in Hamilton Hall Monday night as
the keynote speaker of UNC's first
Race Relations Week.
Assessing civil rights from the
perspective of its historical impact,
Bond said large gains in the late '50s
and early '60s caused a relaxation of
vigilance for the civil rights move
ment. "The national consensus of
conscience is going away."
People feel like "fat cats" because
By NANCY WYKLE
Drawing political cartoons does
not involve any specific process; it just
takes being mad at something or a
desire to make fun of something, a
three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning
cartoonist said Monday.
Jeff MacNelly, a former UNC
student and creator of the cartoon
strip "Shoe," presented the journal
ism school's Reed Sarratt Distin
guished Lecture in Great Hall.
MacNelly said he felt good when
one of his political cartoons provoked
a response: "What a terrible thing if
you had an editorial page that didn't
make people angry." The editorial
page is designed to challenge people's
thinking, he said.
MacNelly told the audience of
about 200 people that each political
personality he has encountered has
different characteristics and that he
enjoys drawing some more than
During the past year, MacNelly
attended both the Democratic and
Republican national conventions and
followed candidates on the campaign
trail. "It's the time cartoonists are let
out of the closet."
MacNelly said he had wanted
Michael Dukakis to win the election
because his bushy eyebrows made
him easier to draw than George Bush.
took a courageous stand against
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they improved blacks' rights in the
1960s, he said.
"In 1989 we find our condition
What began in 1905 with W.E.B.
Du Bois, who set out to win social
equality for blacks, is still a struggle
today, he said. DuBois drafted a plan
that urged blacks to vote, push for
civil rights, pursue education, study
black history and attack crime among
blacks, Bond said.
The work of other blacks, such as
Rosa Parks, the woman who began
the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycotts,
and college students in Greensboro
who protested for service at local
He said Dan Quayle was Bush's
gift to political cartoonists.
Most politicians today, including
Quayle, look like television weather
men and game show hosts, he said.
"Republicans tend to be much
more fun to draw then Democrats.
I would rather draw an elephant than
a donkey any day."
But former Democratic President
Jimmy Carter was one of MacNelly's
favorite people to draw, he said. "He
hated my cartoons, and I believe he
hated me as a person."
MacNelly said he was sorry to see
John Tower, former presidential
nominee for defense secretary, leave
the political scene. "He's really a lot
of fun to draw. I'm really going to
miss him. He's kind of like one of
Despite the fact that many cartoon
ists say former President Richard
Nixon was easy to draw because of
his unusual characteristics, MacNelly
said he found him difficult to draw.
"I grew up thinking of him as a
When asked about the controversy .
his cartoons sometimes generate, he
replied, "The only time I get into real
trouble is picking on certain religions.
This is not a year to be picking on
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Martin Luther King's years of civil
rights leadership freed blacks from
apartheid in America, Bond said. But
the work of King and other blacks
is not valued today, he said.
Bond told students that it was up
to them to work toward future
progress for blacks. They must fight
politics and economics, which limit
blacks, he said. - , . ,
Political problems begin in the
federal government, he said. Derog
atory remarks from the president,
little access to health care for blacks
and a high rejection rate of blacks
asking for home loan assistance make
"blacks see the justice cup half empty,
and whites see it full," Bond said.
"The problem is color blindness.
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By DEIRDRE FALLON
Henderson Residence College
(HRC), the sponsor of Springfest, is
$2,000 to $3,000 in debt because the
all-campus party was rained out
Saturday, HRC government officials
. Springfest was scheduled from
1 1:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday but
was canceled around 1 p.m. after the
rain began, said Kurt Seufert, former
HRC governor and co-organizer of
"This is the first time in 19 years
that Springfest has been canceled."
Organizers could not find an alter
native place for a rain date and did
not have the funds to cover the stage
with a tent, Seufert said.
This year Springfest organizers
overestimated student demand for T
shirts and ordered 1,500 shirts, 700
more than last year. Only about 500
shirts were sold, Seufert said.
Springfest organizers ordered
1,500 T-shirts because they originally
wanted to give extra earnings from
T-shirt sales to charity, Seufert said.
"We wanted to turn Springfest into
a charity event. That's a goal we're
still determined to meet in the next
two years. .
"Maybe the design didn't sell,
maybe there were too many other T
shirts for sale. The rain hurt our Pit
sales. The bootleg Springfest T-shirts
also hurt sales."
Springfest organizers also
depended too much on T-shirt sales
at Springfest, Seufert said. HRC sold
300 to 400 shirts during Springfest
last year, but only 20 shirts were sold
during this year's event, he said.
"Had we done it (sold more shirts),
we would have been fine," but we lost
a lot of money. We felt T-shirt sales
would go better than they did."
- Springfest organizers also antici
pated that T-shirt sales would cover
most of the fees for the bands
scheduled to perform during the
They (government leaders) see only
white voters. But the majority of
whites vote one way and the majority
of blacks vote another."
Bond said former President
Ronald Reagan passed bills for equal
treatment of blacks against his
wishes. A general trend in the federal
government of protecting the benefits
of white men began in 1981 when
, Reagan, a man who supported those
men, won the presidency, he said.
The Bush administration is contin
uing the trend, Bond said.
"Moral midgets" in the courts, such
as Attorney General Richard Thorn
burgh, are processing cases on racism
slowly, Bond said.
"Today a new administration is
forming. Vice President Dan Quayle
thinks Roe vs. Wade tells alternative
party, Seufert said.
Only the first band. Tequila Mock
ingbird, could play before the party
was canceled, he said. Two bands also
scheduled to perform Liquid
Pleasure, and Doug Clark and the
Hot Nuts told HRC officials they
would not play because of the
weather, he said. ;
Bands usually have the right in
their contract to cancel their perfor
mance and still get paid if weather
conditions threaten to damage theif
equipment, Seufert said. .
HRC also lost money because
Domino's Pizza, which was going t4
donate 20 percent of its pizza sales
to HRC, did not sell any pizza at
Springfest, he said. HRC officials
originally anticipated funding from
Miller Beer, but the contribution was
not as large as they expected because
of a lack of communication, Seufeif
"This (the debt) had never haD-
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pened before because Springfest has
never been rained out before. We can
get out of debt. We just need a little
HRC will continue to sell Spring
fest T-shirts in the Pit for $5 to raise
money. Other fund-raisers are also
being considered, Seufert said. '
"All we had to do was sell 1,000
T-shirts to break even, and weVe sold
about half of that now. Well prob
ably have to sell around 400 T-shirts
now. If we can't sell these, it might
jeopardize Springfest next year."
HRC will also ask the Residence
Hall Association for a loan to help
pay off the debt, said Cathy Rhea,
newly installed HRC governor.
"For immediate security, I'd like
to get a loan. We have to have the
$3,000 debt paid for by November
in order to have Springfest next year.
"If we could iust break even, well
be on solid ground for next year.
We'd like to have it (Springfest) and
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. High unemployment rates among
black men must also be overcome.
"In 1969, three-fourths of black
men were working. Today only 57
percent of black men have jobs.
"Now is the time to make the
promise of our founding fathers come
ii uc. in inc i7ous people uiun i wail
for charismatic leaders or for others
to approve what they wanted to
change, he said.
"If there are hungry minds and
bodies, someone here can feed them."
Race Relations Week is a good
place to start increasing awareness of
ineaualitv for blacks. Bond said. "I'm
impressed that students here are pro
active rather than reactive, needing
some great occurrence to spur them