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Volume 97, Issue 77
Thursday, October 26, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By WILL SPEARS
Assistant University Editor
Housing department officials are
looking at ways to conserve campus
energy use, and they may be forced to
delay the scheduled 1990-91 renova
tion of Graham Residence Hall up to
four years because of increases in the
cost of University utilities.
The construction of a new power
plant caused the increase in University
utilities rates, and further increases are
expected, said Wayne Kuncl, housing
director. Electric rates for UNC have
increased 18 percent, steam rates 19
percent, and water and sewage about 6
percent, Kuncl said.
The housing department is absorb
ing the cost increases for this year, but
may have to postpone the renovation of
Graham as a result, he said. "If we feel
we are financially unable to do Gra
ham, we may delay it for one year."
The housing department will decide
by the semester's end whether to post
pone Graham's scheduled renovation.
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By BILL TAGGART
Students voiced concern Wednes
day over a possible reduction in noise
levels permitted under Chapel Hill's
"My position on any change at all is
that it is absolutely unnecessary," said
Bill Hildebolt, the student liaison to the
Chapel Hill Town Council and external
affairs director of student government.
The only change to the noise ordi
nance that the council is considering
would reduce the noise tolerance level
to 70 decibels (dB), said council mem
ber Art Werner. Town Manager David
Taylor and his staff suggested the
change, which will be considered by
the council over the next few weeks.
The council removed the issue from
Monday's agenda because students
were out of town for Fall Break.
A possible reduction to 50 dB is only
a suggestion presented to the council
McCCimiley starts appeal process for hoooir coo
By MIKE SUTTON
Student activist Dale McKinley will
go before the University Hearings Board
early next week to appeal a Graduate
Student Court verdict that may prevent
him from continuing to teach at the
McKinley was found guilty on Oct.
1 8 of trespassing and willfully obstruct
Departments deciding whether to include academic minors
By KENNY MONTEITH
Many academic departments and
school leaders at UNC have met with
their faculty members to discuss the
possibility of having an academic minor
and have made specific decisions on
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Seniors Caroline Payne (left) of Reidsville and
Suzanne Nelson of Wilmington take Dillon and
may be delayed; saving energy urged
"It's a pretty difficult decision we're
dealing with," Kuncl said.
If Graham's renovation is postponed,
it may be postponed for as much as four
years, Kuncl said. Next in line for reno
vation, after Graham, are Old West,
Old East and Aycock residence halls,
The University would like the reno
vation of Old East to be completed by
UNC's 200th anniversary, and a post
ponement of Graham's renovation
would probably put it after Aycock in
the renovation sequence, Kuncl said.
"If we delay Graham for one year,
we may have to skip Graham for a
number of years."
The decision will be made before
room registrations, so Graham residents
will know where they stand when they
apply for housing, Kuncl said. "We
need to give them some consideration."
Residence Hall Association Presi
dent Liz Jackson said she would sup
port the postponement of Graham's
renovation if it is necessary. "I would
by the Pritchard and Church Street
Residents Group, Werner said.
At the Oct. 9 council meeting, the
group re-introduced the idea of amend
ing the noise ordinance. Its recommen
dation called for a noise tolerance level
of 50 dB, a ban on all noise permits and
a stopping time of 9 p.m. for bands.
Werner said the residents' proposal
was unnecessarily extreme, but he
thought the council would adopt some
Fraternity presidents disagreed with
the need for a change in the ordinance.
"Any reduction would be too much,"
said Mark Smith, president of Lambda
Chi Alpha fraternity. "Right now it's at
a level that's reasonable. I think it rep
resents a compromise between the town
and the students." . .
Town residents should recognize the
special adjustments they have to make
because they live in Chapel Hill, Smith
ing the operations of the University
during an April 1988 anti-CIA protest
in Hanes Hall. He was put on definite
probation, which prohibits him from
officially representing the University
or from participating in any extracur
Jeffrey Cannon, assistant dean of
students and judicial programs officer,
said teaching a class fell under the
Gillian Cell, dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences, sent a letter this
month to the various academic depart
ments asking them to discuss the feasi
bility of an academic minor, which the
academic affairs committee introduced
and proposed to the Faculty Council in
the fall of 1988.
And in today already walks tomorrow. Samuel
rather see them postpone Graham for
one year than get in over their head
To help combat the rising utility
costs, Kuncl has appointed three stu
dents and four housing officials to a
task force exploring options for energy
conservation in campus buildings.
Larry Hicks, associate director of
housing for business affairs and a
member of the committee, said there
are several areas in which students,
faculty and administrators can conserve
energy. The use of double-paned glass
and chilled water lines instead of win
dow air conditioning could help de
crease utility costs, he said.
The most obvious way for students
to conserve energy is to watch their use
of electricity, Kuncl said. "There's not
a lot students can do about steam. But
students do have control over electric
ity. They can turn off lights when they're
not in the room, turn off the television
if they're not watching it and not run
the air conditioner when they're not in
'They need to realize they're living
in a college town. There need to be
compromises. Students should be aware
of the community, and the community
should be aware of the students."
Chi Psi fraternity notifies nearby
residents before parties and asks them
to call the fraternity with complaints
before they call the police, said presi
dent David Samuels.
A reduction in the tolerance level to
50 dB would be too drastic, he said.
Creating "noise zones" within the town
might be a better solution, he said.
Council member Julie Andresen
suggested noise zones at the Oct. 19
town council candidates forum.
Hildebolt said that he thought the
council would pass the 70 dB level but
that the 50 dB change was. meaning
less. Some members of the council real
ize the change is useless, and some
think a change should be made, Hilde
terms of the probation. McKinley, a
doctoral student, teaches Political Sci
ence 59, a course on contemporary
McKinley said he would be-allowed
to teach the class during the appeals
"According to the rules that they
follow, after the honor court trial as
long as the appeal goes on it (the
Gerhard Weinberg, acting chairman
of the history department, said his
department had many reservations on
the academic minor. "One is do we
have the resources to provide for any
additional enrollments that might come
that way? I think there is concern, and
that concern is reinforced by the possi
Polka Dot for a walk across campus. Senior Tess
Fernandez of Charlotte owns Dillon.
The committee will concentrate on
reducing electricity and water use, but
even that will be difficult, Hicks said.
"It's kind of like a flea on the back of a
dog how much control can you get?"
Hicks said it would be important for
the committee to act. "To me, a com
mittee has to be something other than a
recommendation committee. The
committee has to react as well."
Last year's utility costs exceeded $2
million, and could be as much as $3
million in the next few years, Hicks
said. Utility costs are about 20 percent
of the housing department's budget, he
"A 20 percent increase on a $2 mil
lion budget is pretty steep."
It is difficult to determine the effect
energy conservation will have on the
University's utilities bill, Hicks said.
"It's hard to say. There are things we
can do that 1 know will curb it how
much, I can't say."
There is a problem with students
trampling on the rights of "non-residents,"
Hildebolt said, and the students
have to come to grips with that fact.
But to this point, residents have not
discussed the problems with the stu
dents themselves, Hildebolt said. They
have called the police or sent com
plaints to the town council.
"Unless residents are willing to talk
directly to students, nothing's going to
get done. If there's not going to be
mutual respect, we're not going to get
"It's not that we need to make a
tougher noise ordinance or tougher
laws," Hildebolt continued. "We have
to figure out what the problem is."
A better way to address the problem
would be face-to-face meetings between
residents who file complaints and the
students who caused the complaint, he
sentence) doesn't take effect."
However, McKinley said if the case
moved beyond University jurisdiction
into civil court, he was unsure if the
sentence of the Graduate Student Court
would take effect, and he could be
barred from teaching.
If the hearings board, a five-member
panel of faculty and students, rejects
McKinley's appeal when it hears the
bility that some other larger depart
ments, by student size, may decide
and some have already announced
that they will not offer any minor."
The School of Journalism is one
school that will probably not offer an
academic minor, said Richard Cole,
dean of the school. "I just don't think it
Housing survey report released
By JEFF D. HILL
Satisfaction with the noise level in
UNC residence halls has increased in
the past year, but about one-quarter of
campus residents are still dissatisfied
with the noise level in their halls, and
more than one-fifth rated their resi
dence halls to be in fair to poor physical
condition, according to a housing de
"In the general case, the data suggest
that the department continues to pro
vide a safe, healthy living environment
for students who live in University
owned residence halls," the introduc
tion of the report said.
The report, based on the results of a
random survey of residents, gives the
department generally high marks.
Sylvester Taylor, assistant director of
housing, prepared the survey and re
port. Significant improvements have been
made in the quality of academic envi
ronment, such as noise levels, the re
The survey, conducted in spring
1989, found 28.7 percent of those sur
veyed were dissatisfied. In contrast, a
spring 1988 survey showed 39.5 per
cent were dissatisfied.
Wayne Kuncl, housing director, said
a number of factors had helped sensi
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Travis Tygart begs for his wallet from friends Chad Fleming (left)
and Matt Becker on the third floor of Old West.
case Oct. 30 or 31, the next level is a
Chancellor's Committee, and finally,
the Board of Trustees.
McKinley said he had reservations
about the Board of Trustees' ability to
render an objective decision. "Given
the fact that the Board of Trustees'
statement started this whole thing
they called us (the protesters) 'terror
ists' and everything it (the appeals
would be appropriate. The journalism
enrollment has grown over the past few
years and is now the fourth biggest in
the number of students' majors.
"We've raised our (minimum) grade
point average to 2.2 for this semester,
and it will be 2.4 in the spring. If we had
a minor, the students who couldn't get
tize students to the noise problem. He
credits the decrease in dissatisfaction
with noise to stepped-up efforts by
resident assistants and area directors,
signs posted in residence halls, clearer
language in housing contract books and
programs by Al Calarco, associate
Residence halls were rated to be in
fair or poor physical condition by 20.8
percent of the respondents. This is a
slight increase from last year's 18.3
percent. But the percentage of students
who had unreported repair needs
dropped from 49.8 percent to 11.1
"We've added a number of new
employees to both our maintenance
and housekeeping staffs and so our
ability to respond in terms of timeliness
to housekeeping and maintenance
concerns has increased," Kuncl said.
The survey showed that residents
did not see opportunities to express
opinions on housing issues. Of those
surveyed, 42.8 percent said they were
dissatisfied. Only 20.2 percent of the
1988 respondents were dissatisfied.
"The Residence Hall Association and
housing have been charged by the
Housing Advisory Board to take at
look at (opportunities for input) and
determine why there is an increase there
(in dissatisfied students)," Taylor said.
process) is condemning me before a
body that has made known its posi
tion." His appeal will contend that the honor
court's decision violated his right to
due process, he said.
McKinley said that by excluding
testimony from his witnesses about CIA
See McKINLEY, page 6
into the school would try to minor in
Cole also cited increasing enroll
ment for journalism majors and limited
space as two reasons for deciding
against instituting a journalism minor.
See MINORS, page 6
According to the report, students
generally feel safe in University hous
ing, but may take unnecessary risks.
See SURVEY, page 3
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