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The Daily Tar HeelWednesday, November 1, 19893
Campus and City
Fanir to offer Simlfoirmatioo on law schools
From Associated Press Reports
Official picks up pizza tab
LEXINGTON, Ky. The recent
dropadd period at the University of
Kentucky's College of Business and
;Economics took much longer than
anyone had expected so an ad
ministrator served lunch.
During dropadd, several com
munity colleges from around the
Lexington area sent more than 2,000
students' records to the school all at
!once, thereby overloading the com
puter system, said Ralph Brown,
director of alumni affairs. Because
of the overload, the system shut
The school's computer problems
left the Kentucky students stranded
in line and unable to drop or add
To alleviate the tension created
by the shutdown, Brown ordered
pizza and soda for about 200 stu
dents and staff.
"I ordered pizza and cokes for
everybody," he said during a tele
phone interview. Brown added that
most of the students had been in line
for hours and had not had time to eat.
He said students reacted positively
lo the surprise pizza party. "Faces
went from being irritated to light.'
Brown also said he thought the
gesture showed the students that the
iiniversity cared about their needs.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Hous
ing officials at the University of
Alabama are experimenting with
new ways of matching compatible
people as roommates.
During the summer, 100 incom
ing freshman women were sent a
copy of the Myers-Briggs personal
ity test and were instructed to fill it
put and return it to housing officials,
said Frederick Dennis, a student
assistant in the housing office.
Based on the results of the test,
the participating freshmen were
paired as roommates, Dennis said.
"We put compatible types to
gether as roommates," he said, add
ing that this was the first year the
school has used this method for
So far, the program has proved a
success, Dennis said. He added that
if the program continued to be suc
cessful, it would probably be imple
mented on a larger scale at the school.
Close shave for the RA
LINCOLN, Neb. One student
resident assistant at the University
of Nebraska was concerned about
attendance at his monthly floor
meetings and he now has the bald
head to prove it.
Attendance at the non-mandatory
floor meetings was notoriously low,
so Stephen Hughes, a sophomore
and an RA in Harper Hall, announced
before a recent floor meeting that if
85 percent of his floor's residents
attended, he would let them shave
I try to make them interesting so
guys will want to go," he said during
a telephone interview. "I was trying
to think of ways to get guys to come
to the meeting.
"Word gets around real fast,'
Hughes continued. "We had a real
good turnout that night."
And true to his word, Hughes
allowed his residents to shave his
;head following the meeting. He
added that, since the meeting, his
;fiair has started to grow back slowly.
Not just another pretty face
PITTSBURGH A pretty face
;can take you places in this world you
couldn t go otherwise, according to
research at the University of Pitts
The research which determined
that physically attractive people
succeed more often than their less
attractive but equally qualified peers
;was done by Irene Frieze, professor
pi psychology and business admini
Specifically, her study found that
handsome men were offered higher
'.starting salaries than men who were
Attractive women were not so
fortunate. Prospective employers did
jiot take them as seriously as aver
age or plain looking female appli
cants. But once hired, the attractive
Avomen enjoyed the positive bene
fits their handsome male counter
parts enjoyed, Frieze said.
Nov. I, 1989 12:30 - 4:30 PM in the Great Hall of the Carolina Union
Meet Representatives from 30 Schools Open to all Students
. sponsored by UCPPSDMsion of Student Affairs .
By KATHERINE HOUSTON
Students interested in law will have
a chance to meet with about 30 repre
sentatives from law schools from 12:30
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in Great Hall.
The fair is co-sponsored by the UNC
Pre-Law Club and the University Ca
reer Planning and Placement Services
"The purpose of the day is to help
students explore the possibility of a law
school education," said Sharon Wiatt,
assistant director of UCPPS. "It will
also save the students time instead of
By STACEY KAPLAN
A Greek Forum to inform students
about campus Greek organizations will
be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in
The Panhellenic Council, Inter-Fraternity
Council, Black Greek Council
and Student Government are sponsor
ing the event.
'The purpose is to clear up the mis
conceptions that surround the Greek
system here at Carolina and erase the
harmful stereotypes associated with
Muslim group seeks peirmit to build
By CAMERON TEW
Muslims in Chapel Hill and Carrboro
may stop pilgrimages to other cities to
worship if the Muslim Student Asso
ciation gains approval from the Chapel
Hill Planning Board to build a mosque
behind the Chapel Hill Town Hall.
The association plans to build a
mosque, with a 40-foot dome and a 60
foot prayer tower, at Stephens Street
and Airport Road, Qasem Shehadeh, a
member of the Muslim association, said.
f i . S i s .
A costumed Silent Sam stands guard over Fran
klin Street, prepared for the annual onslaught of
By ERIK ROGERS
A special event will be conducted
this weekend an event that will
probably rate a perfect 10 from the
viewpoint of the homeless.
The West End Fair will be held in
Chapel Hill from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on
Sunday. The event will cover a portion
of West Franklin Street, said Estelle
Mabry, an employer of Tri Park Secu
rities, and the purpose behind the fair is
a humanitarian one.
"We are trying to help a worthy
international organization called Habi
tat for Humanity,'' Mabry said. "We
have some terrific T-shirts to sell that
announce this cause, and hopefully we
will sell all of them at the fair."
Habitat for Humanity is an organiza
tion that helps build houses for those in
need. Mabry said she thought the event
should bring success.
"I am really excited because we are
anticipating at least 100 vendors will
Law Ha! Espliratiia Day
writing to law schools for catalogs,
they will all be here in one room with
Students can ask questions about the
law schools, such as what courses are
offered and what grades are needed for
acceptance, Wiatt said.
Vicki Lotz, a placement counselor at
UCPPS and coordinator of the pro
gram, said the fair would be a good
opportunity for freshmen to look at a
variety of schools and the LSAT scores
that are required.
Donna LeFebvre, a pre-law adviser,
blacks and whites," said Joseph Holt,
an organizer of the event from the
Minority and Women's Affairs Com
mittee of Student Government.
The forum is open to anyone on
campus who has questions about the
Greek system, especially the pledging
process. Fraternity and sorority mem
bers are also encouraged to attend, Holt
"Blacks in the Greek system have
misconceptions about the whites, and
whites have misconceptions about
blacks," he said. "By gaining an under
Kendal Brown, city planner, said the
application to build a mosque was under
the town's Site Plan Review, which is
handled by the planning board. Brown
said an information session was sched
uled at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Town
Hall so residents could express con
cerns about the mosque.
"It is not possible to tell what resi
dents' concerns are until we have the
information session," he said.
Shehadeh said the Chapel Hill
Carrboro area needed a mosque be
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Halloween. Students around the area come to
Chapel Hill to parade down Franklin Street.
benefit Habitat for
show up. We expect that the citizens of
Chapel Hill and Carrboro will be pretty
supportive of the arrangement but we
would like to see more students than we
have in the past."
Mabry said flyers would be distrib
uted on campus to increase student
awareness of the upcoming event. The
West End Fair is being held because
Festifall, the town's annual fair, was
canceled because of rain.
"It would be so unfortunate if it rained
again because we would not be able to
schedule another festival like this one
for the rest of the year," she said. "The
weather looks promising for Sunday,
so all we can do is hope."
The event will mainly be different
from Festifall because it will be smaller,
Mabry said. Festifall normally has as
many as 300 vendors, and the West End
Fair is expected to have 160 vendors at
But one need not worry about the
lack of vendors because the event will
said students would be able to talk one-on-one
with admissions officers at law
schools and get information directly.
About 450 students attended the fair
in 1988, while about 370 came in 1987,
Law schools attending today's fair
include Duke University, University of
Michigan, Notre Dame Law School,
Wake Forest University, Marshall
Wythe School of Law (College of
William and Mary) and Tulane Law
"Recruiters like to come to UNC
standing, they can learn to respect each
other instead of ridiculing each other."
The forum will involve presenta
tions by a panel of representatives from
both black and white Greek organiza
tions, followed by a question and an
swer session, Holt said.
Issues to be discussed during the
forum include pledging, social aspects
and service activities, said Stephanie
Ahlschwede, student government's
director of communications.
Stephanie Roberson, press secretary
of government, said she attended the
cause it would be more convenient for
the towns' Muslim population. There
are two mosques in Durham and one in
Raleigh where Muslims from the Tri
angle area attend services.
Shehadeh said there were approxi
mately 115 Muslims in the Chapel Hill
area, but more than 2,000 Muslims live
in the Triangle area.
The Muslim association meets in
the Student Union at 1 p.m. on Fridays
because the other sites are inconven
ient for most students, Shehadeh said.
have plenty of entertainment to offer.
"We will have a lot of woodwork
and paintings," Mabry said. For the
music fan, there are other options.
'There will hopefully be some bands
there," she said. "We have been work
ing really hard to make sure there is
some type of musical entertainment.
"In fact we have been working so
hard, we have not had enough time to
build some stages. That is what hap
pens when you only have a staff of four
Mabry said politicians will also have
tables. "We are planning on some of the
board members being there."
While final preparations are in prog
ress, Mabry said it was not easy to get
the Chapel Hill Town Council to ap
prove of closing West Franklin Street.
"I could tell that Mayor (Jonathan)
Howes had some reservations about
closing the street. I am not sure if he
thinks everything will work out be
cause of the location. This event needs
because of the quality of students,"
Wiatt said interest in law schools
was at an all-time high.
"I do not know what to attribute this
to, but some say that it is due to pro
grams on television such as L.A. Law
or The People's Court. Law is a good
profession to enter, and it is a prestig
Lotz said some recruiters attributed
the increase in interest to the stock
market crash in 1 987, which might have
scared people from going to MBA
on Greek system
Greek Forum that was held two years
"It helped to bridge the gap between
blacks and whites by increasing aware
ness and creating more casual interac
tion. We expect a great turnout this
Steve Day, a member of Lambda Chi
Alpha fraternity, said he had noticed a
sometimes unconscious separation of
the races at UNC.
"Even in classes, the blacks and
whites sometimes sit on separate sides
of the room. Hopefully, this forum will
"Friday is our main day of worship,
but many students and faculty have
classes on Friday which makes it diffi
cult to travel to Raleigh or Durham. If
we had a mosque in town where people
could walk during lunch it would be
The association will raise money to
build the mosque by asking Muslims
around the world for support, he said.
Syed Mustafa, adviser of the Mus
lim Student Association, said there did
not seem to be much controversy.-
town traffic issues
By SHEILA LONG
Candidates for several Carrboro
positions voiced several similar solu
tions to traffic and transportation prob
lems in the town during a forum at the
ArtsCenter Monday night.
Michael Nelson, a candidate for
alderman, said the Board of Aldermen
had failed the community in this area.
The Transportation Advisory Board's
recommendation to relieve traffic con
gestion was tabled by the aldermen
earlier this year after two years of work.
"I support more park-and-ride lots
as well as public transit buses that run
every five minutes," Nelson said.
Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird, who is
running for her second term, said the
simplest way to alleviate traffic prob
lems would be to synchronize the stop
lights with Chapel Hill lights. She also
supports constructing more park-and-ride
Former Carrboro mayor James Porto
Jr., who is running against Kinnaird,
responded with the amount of money
that both synchronization of lights and
additional bus service would require.
"From various studies, we found that
additional bus service every five min
utes would cost $175,000. Seventy
five thoughsand dollars would be re
to be successful because I have some
thing to prove."
Town council member Julie Andre
sen said the council thought the event
would go much smoother if it were held
in a suitable parking lot.
"The main reason we would rather
see it held in a parking lot instead of
West Franklin Street is for the sake of
the police," she said. "We feel they
would be able to do their job so much
easier in such an open area."
Andresen said the council wanted to
show support but at the same time it
could not overlook many concerns about
"It was seemingly scheduled on the
spur of the moment," she said. "Nor
mally an event like this takes at least
two months of preparation. This one
was put together within a few weeks."
Howes said only time would tell if
the event would bring success. But the
mayor, like the majority of the council,
is uneasy about the site of the event.
In a 1988 employment survey given
to seniors, more than 10 percent of
responding students said they were
planning or considering a law profes
sion. Senior Joel Ledbetter, vice president
of the UNC Pre-Law Club, said he was
planning on going directly into law
school. "There is no set major stu
dents should study whatever interests
them and whatever they think they will
make the best grades in. The fair is open '
to anyone interested in law and to give
students requirements for getting in."
be productive. I've always thought that
there should be cooperation between
the races within the Greek system."
Erica Ortlan, chairwoman of last
spring's Greek Week, said there were
definite differences between black and
white Greek organizations of which
many people were unaware.
"I noticed a need for increased inte-.
gration and cooperation between blacks
and whites. This forum will let people
know what being in a Greek organiza
tion can mean."
"The main problem I think that the
community could have is that it is a
'foreign' religion to the majority of
people in Chapel Hill," said Jerry
Edwards, a junior from Chapel Hil. "If
it was a well-known religion like Bap
tist there would not be much opposition
Dave Karlin, a senior from Mount
Airy, agreed that the mosque should be
built. "Everyone has their right to reli
gious freedom. If they have the support
to build it, go for it."
quired for synchronization of signals." i
- Porto also supports a staggered work-'
day at the University and North Caro-1
lina Memorial Hospital. I
"I think staggered workdays would !
be a good idea for Carrboro," said al-!
derman candidate Jacquelyn Gist. "If !
everyone's not hitting the streets at ',
once, traffic wouldn't be that bad."
Alderman Tom Gurganus said thet.
town needed a board that was willing to '
vote on the issues best for Carrboro. 4 '.
Alderman Hilliard Caldwell said that; !
Carrboro itself did not have a traffic!
problem. He attributed the congestion!
to the people driving through town. ,
Candidates also addressed the park-;!
Kinnaird said she wanted small park-1 !
ing decks built with one level under-!
ground and another at ground level. -I
Alderman Gurganus said parking;!
decks should only be considered as a!
last resort. He said asking local busi
nesses to share the cost of parking with:
the town might solve the problem .
Gist proposed that all people who;
work downtown park in a specified:
area for the entire working day and that
spaces allotted for shopping have time
limits of two to three hours. J
Nelson said the problem was in thej
areas where the spaces are located, s
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