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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 97, Issue 59
Thursday, September 28, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Fit to be tied
Montana artists Stephanie Collins and Erik Cushman wait for cus
tomers to buy tie-dyed T-shirts near the Pit Wednesday.
Committee readying report on perspective
By JOEY HILL
A College of Arts and Sciences
committee is circulating the rough draft
of a report on the status of general
education at UNC for review among
Arts and Sciences faculty members.
Darryl Gless, associate dean of the
General College and chairman of the
committee, said the report which
focuses on the perspectives system
would go back to the committee, which
will meet next month with Gillian Cell,
Student Congress passes
By MIKE SUTTON
A resolution supporting a woman's
right to have a legal abortion was passed
by Student Congress Wednesday night
after an amendment was added urging
the N.C. General Assembly not to re
verse current state abortion statutes.
The resolution, which was passed by
voice vote with little opposition, says
the Student Congress of UNC "sup
ports the right of all women to control
their reproductive lives," and "opposes
all attempts to restrict a woman's right
to control her own reproductive life."
Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7), one of the
bill's authors, said before the vote that
he didn't write this resolution to change
peoples' views, "but for congress to
voice its opinion on this individual right.
This resolution does not promote abor-
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Homeless shelter needs funds
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To act or not to act
Student actor may make a dra
matic career move 4
Program to help Chapel Hill
clean up its act ...5
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dean of the College of Arts and Sci
ences. The report addresses General Col
lege perspective requirements, but it
concentrates on College of Arts and
Sciences perspective requirements,
Gless said. "We focused a lot of atten
tion on the arts and sciences perspec
tives, because that's where a lot of
difficulty was thought to lie."
Students enrolled in the College of
Arts and Sciences seeking a Bachelor
of Arts degree must take one course in
tion, but supports the right to choose,
one that should never be taken away."
Beall said abortion was an issue that
has a direct bearing on the lives of
women at the University, and that it
was therefore proper for congress to
express an opinion and show its "sup
port and empathy" with women every
where. Matthew Heyd (Dist. 11), chairman
of the Student Affairs Committee, said
the committee had been unanimous in
supporting the resolution. The resolu
tion makes no distinction about when
life begins or whether the government .
should fund abortions, he noted. .
"The heart of the resolution is the
sense that the majority of the student
body supports the right of legal abor
tion," Heyd said, adding that because
congress considers itself the voice of
the students, it should speak out.
Todd Wyatt (Dist. 4) said, "We're
simply asking that personal choices not
Mark Bibbs (Dist. 12), who wrote
the amendment calling for the N.C.
General Assembly to uphold current
abortion legislation, said that including
the clause would "help justify debating
"I do think that if we're going to pass
something of this nature, we should at
least send it to the North Carolina
General Assembly and let it know what
our voice is on this issue."
Jurgen Buchenau (Dist. 3) said one
of the purposes of congress was to
lobby before state legislators on behalf
of student opinion.
In other business, congress approved
an act appropriating $2,500 for student
government to donate to Henderson
Residence College (HRC) for Spring
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have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Proposal, for academic
By SARAH CAGLE
A proposal to establish an academic
minor by department is now in the
hands of department chairmen, whom
Dean Gillian Cell, is asking to deter
mine if they have sufficient faculty and
resources to offer a minor.
If departments are receptive to the
minorproposal, individual departments
may offer a minor as early as the fall of
Each department would determine
the courses a minor should require, said
Ruffin Hall, director of the student
government academic affairs commit
tee. Hall said he was concerned about
how many courses should be required
for a minor.
"We'd like to see some consistency
in terms of the number of courses and
The academic minor option, intro
duced by the academic affairs commit
By WILL SPEARS
Assistant University Editor
Student Body President Brien Lewis
will take his Tuition Defense Initiative
(TDI) to the Oct. 27 meeting of the
Board of Trustees (BOT) in hopes that
they will support it.
Lewis designed the six-point TDI
proposal to combat future tuition in
creases. Students were informed of a
tuition increase late this summer, and
many were forced to take loans from
the University to cover the increase.
Tuition was increased 20 percent,
around $100, for in-state students and
15 percent, around $669, for out-of-state
Lewis said he thought the B OT would
support the proposal. "There's nothing
threatening in it. It (the TDI) is ac
each of the five perspective areas, he
Cell said the report recommended
changes, but she said it was too early to
discuss those recommendations. She
will meet on Oct. 12 with the commit
tee that wrote the report.
"After that, the final report will make
a more public appearance," Gless said.
"It's important to decide the thing is
finished before we release it to the
public. I would expect discussion (about
the report) to be finished in the spring,
Talents blossom for
By RHETA LOGAN
Strutting his stuff in a sunflower
costume to the tune of Paula Abdul's
"Cold-Hearted Snake," senior Tres
Magner won the hearts of the audi
ence and judges Wednesday night to
capture the Mr. UNC crown.
Magner defeated freshman Kas
DeCarvalho, sophomore Francis
George and freshman Philip McA
doo, who won first runner-up.
The contestants were judged in
four categories: introduction, an
original cheer, improvisation and
Magner introduced himself to the
audience as a nervous contestant who
considered it a "great honor to attend
this university," then abandoned
formalities and jumped into a rendi
tion of the rap song "Word Up."
Magner' s cheer required the audi
ence to finish sentences with words
written on poster boards, which he
held up for the audience.
"Don't get excited, don't throw a
fit," Magner chanted. "Just stare at
Navy and tell them to eat ..."
"Quiche!" the audience responded.
Other highlights of the contest
included McAdoo's improvisation
of a man who splits his pants while
on a first date at a restaurant, then
skillfully removes his trousers under
the table and tosses them to the wait
ress for her to mend.
George's cheer to the tune of
The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should
I Go?" was a favorite with the
audience, as was a musical number
performed by DeCarvalho and the
Winston Dorm Jam Squad during
the talent portion of the contest.
The talent contributions of the
performance of "01 Man River,"
with a piano accompaniment by
senior Missy Hastings. George per
tee, was proposed to the Faculty Coun
cil in the fall of 1 988 to offer an alterna
tive to students who are double-majoring
and to reward students who take
several courses in a non-major depart
ment. Cell, dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences, is sending a letter to all de
partment chairmen asking them to dis
cuss the minor proposal with their fac
ulty. The chairmen should begin re
sponding to Cell's letter in October.
Efforts to reach Cell for comment
Wednesday were unsuccessful.
. "I have not heard of much faculty
opposition," Hall said. "Each depart
ment is just concerned with what they
can handle in terms of course offerings
and class size."
He said offering a minor should not
cause much more demand for courses
because many students who would
choose to minor are already taking the
courses for a double major or for elec-
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knowledging the history of student
involvement in the (decision-making)
A BOT endorsement would be bene
ficial to the proposal, Lewis said. "It
would certainly strengthen the proposal
if the trustees can support it."
Lewis will contact the student body
presidents from the other UNC-system
schools and ask them to present the
proposal to their boards of trustees, he
Chancellor Paul Hardin expressed
his support for the proposal Tuesday in
the form of a note to Lewis. "Your TDI
is well-grounded and clearly expressed.
You have my support," Hardin said in
Hardin's support will be beneficial,
Lewis said. "He was in support of the
and any changes in the fall of 1990."
The report involved surveying stu
dents, faculty and department chair
men, Gless said. "Easily the greatest
volume of information that went into
this came from students.
"Every student enrolled in an upper
level perspective course in the spring of
'88 got to fil! out a questionnaire. Nearly
12,000 surveys were filled out."
After the report is finalized, a se
quence of distribution to the public will
be discussed, Gless said. "There are
formed Simple Minds' "Don't You
Forget About Me" on the piano, and
Magner danced on stage dressed as a
flower, accompanied by a cast of stu-
Department chairmen interviewed
Wednesday supported the minor pro
posal in theory, but most said their
departments did not have enough fac
ulty to participate.
Stanley Black, chairman of the eco
nomics department, said although he
supported the idea of a minor, it would
not be feasible in his department.
'The number of majors in our de
partment has gone up tremendously in
the last couple of years. Our resources
are already quite strained, although
Black said he would support eco
nomics majors who chose to minor in
another department, just as he supports
students who double major.
Joseph Flora, chairman of the Eng
lish department, echoed Black's con
cerns. "There is some sympathy with
the sentiment (of the minor proposal),
and we will discuss it. But I don't see
whole package. Of course, that doesn't
mean he's going to get down in the
trenches with us. But he's not someone
we'll have to persuade, either."
Hardin expressed concern about
student tuition rates in his proposal to
the BOT at its Sept. 1 meeting. One
point proposes studying the tuition
policy. The board approved Hardin's
proposal. Lewis said he would stress to
the BOT that the TDI is not "in contrast
. or competition with Hardin's paper."
Eleanor Morris, director of scholar
ships and student aid, said she favored
the proposal. "I support it in the sense
that we need more warning. We cer
tainly are in support of that. We're
concerned about the students."
Nearly 200 students had to borrow
money from the University this fall to
tons of groups who have interests in
this, so we'll have to decide at the last
meeting. I assume we'll have some
kind of proposal to make."
The report will finally be presented
to the Faculty Council, which will
decide what action, if any, to take on it,
"When the curriculum was installed
by way of a faculty report in 1980, the
report required that a review be done.
That's what this is."
Ruffin Hall, director of academic
dents dressed as butterflies.
The event sold 231 tickets, said
Margaret Johnson, treasurer of Circle
K, a service club affiliated with the
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that we have the manpower to do it."
Flora said changes in the English
department's curriculum and demand
for courses to fulfill aesthetic perspec
tives caused him to be concerned about
the demand minors would create. If the
English department were expanded and
adequate resources guaranteed, Flora
said he would support the proposal.
Even department chairmen who said
the minor might be offered in their
departments said they needed more
Jack Sasson, chairman of the reli
gious studies department, said he would
discuss the proposal with his faculty
this week. "I have nothing against it.
It's a wonderful idea."
But Sasson said he was unsure how
many courses constituted a minor and
what courses those would be. He said
he was not concerned about a shortage
See MINOR, page 2
meet the new tuition rates, Morris said.
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor and
dean of student affairs, said he also
supported the proposal. "I'm fully
supportive of his (Lewis') efforts. He's
right on target." .
Because the BOT approved Hardin's
proposal, they would probably support
the TDI, Boulton said. "I'm assuming
that two and two makes four in this
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor for busi
ness and finance, said he thought stu
dent involvement in such issues was
important. "The notion of student in
volvement is a good notion. It is a
workable one. In general, yes, I support
it (the TDI)."
See TUITION, page 7
affairs of student government, said that
his committee would be prepared to
react to the committee's findings, but
that he had not yet seen the report. "I'm
curious to see what it's going to say.
"Our task will be to decide if we
agree with the changes. I have no other
means to act until the report comes out.
"What I mean by reactive is that we
can agree, disagree, support or not
support (the changes), and then work
from there," he continued. "The report
will determine our plan of action."
Chapel Hill Kiwanis Club and spon-
sor of the event.
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