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la! Sunny, low in 40s High in mid-60s Tuesday: Fair High in 60s SAFE Escort begins service 7p.m.-midnight Call962-SAFE o Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 97, Issue 66 Monday, October 9, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts BusinessAdvertising 962-0245' 962-1163i awyeir .see Iks- to By MIKE SUTTON Staff Writer After more than two years of post ponements and legal wrangling, the grievance hearing of the University's only black female police officer, who accused the department of racist hiring and promotion practices, hit another snag last week when UNC's lawyer filed motions to dismiss the grievance and delay the hearing. Alan McSurely, lawyer for Officer Keith Edwards, said Saturday that N.C. Assistant Attorney General Lars Nance, representing the University, filed the motion to dismiss the Step 4 grievance Sept. 29 and the motion to postpone the hearing Oct. 5, four days before it was scheduled to begin. Masaznoe iraim'ks UNC By JASON KELLY Staff Writer UNC was ranked 1 8th overall and fourth among public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of universities across America. Last year, UNC ranked 23rd over all, but third among public universi ties. The University of California at Berkeley, UCLA and the University of Michigan are ranked higher among public schools in this year's issue, which goes on sale today. The University of Virginia, which had been rated above UNC last year dropped out of the top 20 national universities. "This is an opinion survey, and it Councils work to gain advisers By LYNETTE BLAIR Staff Writer Fearing possible breakdowns within their organizations, the Panhellenic Council and the Inter-Fraternity Coun cil (IFC) are working with the Univer-. sity to fill a vacant adviser position. The council, made up of two repre sentatives from each of the 12 tradi tionally white sororities, sets the rules for the sororities, handles controver sies within the Greek system and serves as a liaison between the system and the University. It also organizes and con ducts rush. The IFC, made up of at least one member from each of the 23 tradition ally white fraternities, serves as a communication outlet between the fra ternities and an official link between the fraternities and the University. In late September, Lee Marks re signed from her job as adviser for the council and IFC. The Student Affairs Division is now advising both organi zations. Dean of Students Frederic Schroe der said student affairs was working on filling the position as soon as possible. "I certainly hope that we can work in that time frame (by January)." He also said that certain aspects of the hiring process would cause the process to take some time. "One, we need to find the best person for the I. A Devil in Blue Heaven Brian Sentowski, a Duke University soccer recruit from Long Island, N.Y., shells peanuts as he If two people love each other there can be A Step 4 grievance hearing, held before an administrative trial judge, is the highest level of appeal for a state employee. Eight University police of ficers, including Edwards, filed com plaints that discrimination played a role in a decision to promote 13 white offi cers in June 1987. Only Edwards con tinued to appeal the grievance beyond the Step 2 level. McSurely said that after a confer ence call Friday with Nance and the judge who will preside over the hear ing, the judge decided to postpone it and hold a pre-hearing conference Tuesday at 9 a.m. At that point, the judge can dismiss the case, ask Edwards to further clarify her charges against the University, or top university shows how well UNC is regarded around the country," Chancellor Paul Hardin said Sunday. "I am very grate ful for the high regard shown by the survey." The importance of the survey lies in that UNC is recognized as one of the strongest schools in the country, Har din said. "The survey is highly subjective. I'm not deprecating the survey, but I am not impressed with the actual number (of the ranking) because the survey cannot be scientific, even though U.S. News added some empirical data to make the results sounder." U.S. News & WorldReport's method of rating universities has been in effect since last year. The ratings are based position and two, applicants must be reviewed by the personnel office. Both of these things put a time crimp on it." Senior Eileen Dordek, who is in charge of sororityfraternity relations for the Panhellenic Council and is a liaison to the Black Greek Council, said her council badly needed an ad viser because of the enormous amount of work involved. "It's a big job. There are a lot of legal issues, University issues that come into play. We have to get grades. We have a ranking of all the sororities so they know who is eligible for voting. We need someone to get those grades." Conducting rush is a major task for the council as well, Dordek said. "Rush is a very complicated business. During rush, mothers throughout the country call asking questions. Other universi ties call." Dordek said that normally the ad viser would handle all the calls and questions. However, because the posi tion is vacant and student affairs does not have the time needed to devote to the job, a lot of the work is left to the council's president, Becky Mustard. "Our president is overloaded with a job she has never had to do," Dordek said. Mustard agreed that her job differed now because of added responsibilities but said that her concern was whether .w.ifM'.rj.wwutMiv. f reschedule the hearing. The motion to delay the hearing came after McSurely asked to subpoena 34 witnesses on Edwards' behalf. "The essence of his motion was that he (Nance) didn't know who a lot of the witnesses were, and he was worried that (calling) a lot of police department witnesses would short-staff the depart ment," McSurely said. He added that he had no intention of calling all the police witnesses simultaneously. The motion to dismiss was based on the claim that after the June 1987 reor ganization that sparked the grievance, the University police department re worked the promotions and Edwards did not reapply, McSurely said, "and therefore, she's lost any of her right to upon a survey of college and univer sity presidents, but also include evaluations of academic deans, admissions officers and other objec tive rankings. Objective rankings gathered from the College Board's Annual Survey of American Colleges are considerations such as resources available for educational program resources, the quality of the student body as determined by admissions selectivity, quality of faculty, and retention and graduation rates. UNC Provost Dennis O'Connor said that he hadn't seen the rankings yet, but that UNC's upward move See U.S. NEWS, page 4 the council could maintain consistency in running its affairs if it goes without an adviser too long. During rush, for example, an adviser who has worked with the council for a number of years could explain to in coming members such things as rules and things that need to be done. The need for an adviser even affects the council on a national level, Mustard said. "He (Schroeder) is very willing to help us, but the national officers would rather speak to someone who is a Greek adviser. The adviser will know more about what is going on." She also stressed the fact that an adviser could give the council guid ance it would not normally have. "An adviser can find out trends as to what works on this campus. I worked with the adviser we had for four years and it was good for me to bounce my ideas off of her." While the council is anxious for the University to fill the adviser position as soon as possible, the IFC said that right now it didn's have an urgent need. "We're not going downhill because we don't have an adviser," said IFC president Sterling Gilreath. "Things get hectic during fraternity structured rush, but right now we're going through a lull. Nothing extensive." See ADVISERS, page 2 T :... x -,.i-.?... .... DTHJodi Anderson V - v 'V..v'' ' : ?:i JiX watches the UNC vs. Duke soccer game Sunday afternoon. For complete coverage, see page 1 0. nxrDstooiri) complain about that." McSurely said he would argue that Edwards felt she had been passed over for the promotions in favor of less qualified white males, and that reap plying wouldn't have changed the situ ation. I don't think I'm going to be able to stand more delays on the University side, stalling tactics they're using," Edwards said. "Why waitlmtil the week before the hearing? "I felt so close. (Despite) all the stress and hardships that I had endured since 1987, it seemed like I was begin ning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm hoping and praying that it's resolved this year before Christmas. Surely I don't want to go into another Homeless, rally oncludes roup from Chapel Hi By STEPHANIE JOHNSTON Staff Writer About 110 UNC students and 10 Chapel Hill community members took part in "Housing Now," a national rally held in Washington, D.C., over the weekend to draw attention to the prob lem of homelessness in the United States. "It was the most amazing experience I have ever had," said Lori Marks, a junior from Tunkhannock, Pa. "I got the best feeling because there were hundreds of thousands of people all marching for the same reason. It was such a high." Before the rally at the Capitol, some of the 250,000 to 300,000 participants marched from the Washington Monu ment to the Capitol. During the five hour rally the protesters sang, chanted and listened to speeches. Among the speakers were Jesse Jackson and Ben jamin Hooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Performers and actors such as Tracy t Chapman, Jefferson Airplane, Stevie Wonder, Christopher Reeves, Martin Sheen and Oprah Winfrey also participated in the rally. Gene Davis, speaker of Student Congress, said one of the most power ful events of the rally was when the group of "a couple of hundred thousand sang 'We Shall Overcome.' " He said, "I had read so much about marches in Washington, but until you're a part of it you don't understand." Tony Deifell, co-chairman of the Campus Y, said that although there were a lot of homeless people who participated in the rally, it was ironic to have celebrities talking about the issue of homelessness. "The rally didn't focus enough on the people themselves but on the issue. One time when the celebrities were speaking, the crowd starting chanting "The homeless don't have TVs.' " The Student Homelessness Outreach Coalition (SHOC), a committee of the Campus Y, organized and made the preparations for the Chapel Hill group that attended the rally. "We want to raise awareness about homelessness," said Trey Loughran, co-chairman of SHOC. "There is a lack of emphasis on low-income housing. Something needs to be done now in the nation and in the community.' Marks said she participated in the rally because she felt that there was too much money spent on things other than housing. "I slept out in the Pit (with other See SHOC, page 2 Hoooir court to hear anfi-Q A protesters By AMY WAJDA Assistant University Editor The student court cases of CIA Ac tion Committee (CIAAC) members Jerry Jones and Dale Mckinley will resume Oct. 16, more than one and a half years after the activists were ar rested in anti-CIA protests. Ruth Dowling, Undergraduate Court chairwoman, said Jones' case would be heard at an open hearing at 6 p.m. in 209 Manning Hall. McKinley said he requested an open hearing in a meeting last Friday with Graduate Student Attorney General Todd Harrell. "I'm waiting for a reply on that," McKinley said Sunday. "I expect there would be no problem with that. "I'm not willing to participate in a closed hearing." Harrell said he could not comment no happy end to it. Ernest Hemingway year with this same grievance." Department morale has plunged since the grievances were filed, Edwards said. "The camaraderie between the officers on the line, it was one of the atmosphere of a large family. (Now) you've got blacks against blacks, blacks against whites, whites against whites; all these problems we didn't have before the reorganization." McSurely said he felt that Edwards had a very strong case. "We clearly want a finding that there has been racial and gender discrimination and retali ation against Officer Edwards for pro testing discriminatory practices at the department over the years. "We want people to know that she's not making this thing up," he contin mm fill , JU Vv hi. Morgan Pleasant, 5, attends the Washington rally on specific cases. Police arrested Jones, McKinley and six other committee members April 1 5, 1988, during a protest of CIA recruit ment at University Career Planning and Placement Services (UCPPS), on the second floor of Hanes Hall. The students lay on the floor of the UCPPS work area for about 30 min utes. They held hands, sang protest hymns, and read and answered ques tions about the CIA. Police arrested the protesters and carried them out of the building after the students refused UCPPS officials' orders to leave. One of the eight students graduated in May 1988. The Undergraduate Court convicted five others Sept. 29, 1988, of obstructing the normal operation of the University. The activists were acquit- See COURT, page 2 heairitm ued. "It's for real. We want to legiti mize what Officer Edwards says for someone to pay attention to what's going on over there (at the police de partment)." Sherman said that race "should not" be a factor in hiring police personnel,' and declined to comment on what the department's defense strategy would be at the hearing. "The hiring process is what it's always been," he said, adding that the department would hire the most quali fied personnel, regardless of race. The case has not cast a shadow over department morale, Sherman said. "I believe the department has followed the normal procedure." "V'W: J? " : DTHDavid Surowiecki nside Recycling rivalries TARP will sponsor University can-crushing contest 3 Welcoming a 'Foreigner' Lab Theatre opens season with a winner 4 Weekend winners Volleyball team conquers Liberty and Texas A&M ... 1 0 Career Fair '89 Advice and information for job hunters insert City, campus and state 3 Features ....4 Classifieds 6 Comics 7 Opinion 8 Sports Monday... 10 I

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