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Volume 97, Issue 88
Friday, November 10, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Academic minors vary
By KENNY MONTEITH
The academic minor, now being
considered by administrators at UNC,
comes in many different shapes and
sizes at other universities across the
Local pie purveyors ponder
bids for Marriott contract ...3
A vacant Parks space
Students eligible for Parks and
Recreation seat 4
Fraternity outside frats
BROTHERS to address
needs of black men 6
City and campus 3
By BRYAN TYSON
UNC's branch of the National Col
legiate B lack Caucus (NCBC) and other
minority student groups will continue
efforts to block the reappointment of
Gillian Cell, dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences, despite Provost Dennis
O'Connor's recommendation that Cell
maintain the position.
"I'm not surprised of that recom
mendation," said UNC junior Ann Ards,
NCBC's national corresponding secre
tary. "We expected that from him. We
have accepted that recommendation and
are now prepared to do something
more." She declined to specify what
the next move would be.
The NCBC, along with groups such
as The Black Student Movement
(BSM), the Black Greek Council, the
All iance of B lack Graduate and Profes
sional Students and the Ebony Readers
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in a Veteran's Day vigil near the
country, while some schools don't nave
The minor encourages students to
stay with the subject they undertake
outside their major field of study, said
Patricia Power, management services
officer in the College of Letters and
Science at the University of California
"We have minors in most of the
different subjects in the college," she
said. "Students must complete five
upper level courses and have an overall
grade point average of 2.0 to receive
credit for the minor."
Power said most of the other schools
at Berkeley, such as business admini
stration and engineering, have imple
mented a minor conceived at Berkeley
in spring 1985.
Larry Groves, assistant dean of
admissions at the University of Vir
ginia, said the addition of the minor
almost five years ago should be cred
ited to the students' initiative to im
prove the university.
"It gathered initial support through
the faculty and administration, and it's
worked out quite well.
"In most cases you will see at Vir
ginia that a major will require nine or
10 courses while five or six courses
The people here have become the people
presented an opposition letter and peti
tion to O'Connor before he recom
mended Cell's reappointment to Chan
cellor Paul Hardin.
Student dissatisfaction with Cell's
job as dean centers around her inacces
sibility to students, BSM President Kim
McLean said. "She is very difficult to
get in touch with, very indifferent and
very insensitive to students' needs, but
especially to black students' needs."
Ards agreed. "She's not as acces
sible as she should be," and she has
"shown a lack of competent adminis
trative skills" in her handling of the
African and Afro-American Studies
Curriculum, Ards said.
According to McLean, the curricu
lum has lacked an official chairman for
"The curriculum has been in a limbo
position and has not been able to main
tain its autonomy," Ards said. She said
Lewns woo u
By MYRON B. PITTS
Because of his duties as Student Body
President and his desire to push certain
programs, Brien Lewis has decided not
to seek re-election in February.
Lewis announced Tuesday that he
might run as an incumbent, a first for a
UNC student body president, and re
main at UNC for a fifth year. A consort
suggested the idea, Lewis said.
"I have considered this evening
(Wednesday), after many days and
nights of consultation and considera
tion that I will not make any plans at
this time to run for re-election as stu
dent body president."
"The time required for a thorough
campaign would distract from my pri
mary duty, which is to serve the student
body throughout my term in office. I
plan to focus on implementing the
important objectives which I set out to
accomplish through the Tuition De
Actiog public safety head to
By JEFF D. HILL
An acting director of public safety
will be named early next week and will
hold the position until a permanent
replacement is found, Ben Tuchi, vice
chancellor of business and finance, said
Tuchi expects the acting director to
come from within the University. He
said the search for a permanent director
would include candidates from inside
and outside the University. A time table
is not set for selection of a permanent
On Nov. 3 Chancellor Paul Hardin
granted former Public Safety Director
Robert Sherman's request to be reas
signed. The request stemmed from a
written warning Sherman received from
Hardin for violating personnel proce
dures. Sherman will also receive his new
assignment early next week, Tuchi said.
The reassignment has been delayed
because Sherman's immediate supe
rior, Charles Antle, associate vice chan
cellor of business and finance, has been
out of town this week.
University police officers expressed
confidence in Tuchi's ability to select a
Officer Keith Edwards said, "I feel
make up a minor."
He said a student must maintain
certain grades to receive credit for the
N.C. State University (NCSU) added
the option of a minor during the 1987
88 year. Mohan Sawhney, associate
dean of the School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, said each department
could propose the idea of a minor
whenever the department wanted to do
so. "Then they must go through the
process of getting it approved."
Many subjects have been added to
the minor curriculum since its incep
tion two years ago, Sawhney said.
NCSU offers an academic minor in
almost every study in the school.
Dartmouth College offers a "minor"
under the title of a "modified major."
According to Annette Scott, assistant
to the registrar, Dartmouth's mjor
consists of at least 10 courses.
"A student must take at least six
primary courses (major) with no more
than four secondary (minor) courses."
If a student wants to make English
his primary course with drama as his
secondary course, he would be consid
ered a "English modified drama ma
See MINORS, page 4
that Cell had tried to appoint a chair
man eailier, but that the chairman she
had selected did not believe the Univer
sity should have an African and Afro
American Studies Curriculum.
Cell said that a search committee
was selecting potential chairmen and
that two such committees had been
appointed. "Recommendations of can
didates come to me from a faculty com
mittee that was subsequently endorsed
by the Advisory Committee to the
African and Afro-American Studies
O'Connor said he had spoken with
the caucus, but he denied receiving a
petition. "I have been in contact with
the caucus but did not receive a petition
from them. They may consider it a
petition, but I consider it a letter."
O'Connor expressed confidence in
Cell and her work as dean. "I think
she's done a good job, and there's room
fense Initiative (TD1) and Financial
Aid Task Force (FATF)."
TDI, Lewis's pet project, involves
requested changes in the University's
tuition policies and sets up the FATF.
"This is the toughest decision I've
ever had to make. I greatly appreciate
the support and encouragement I have
received from my friends and col
leagues. My thanks to those who gave
me counsel and encouragement, and I
hope that all members of the student
body will take an active interest in the
Only extreme conditions would cause
him to rethink his decision, he said.
"It would take some strange and
bizarre circumstance that nobody is
forecasting. It would cause me to re
evaluate my decision. When you're in
student government you always have
Lewis said that he had not decided if
he would remain at UNC for a fifth year
that Dr. Tuchi, after talking with the
officers, is going to get the best man,
male or female, possible for the job,
and that he is not going to have the same
mistakes that the University had through
Director Robert Sherman because this
department is going to be watched more
Tuchi did not have a formal list of
qualifications for the position Wednes
day evening, but he said, "I want some
one who understands the higher educa
tion environment, someone who has
significant police experience, particu
larly in the management of police af
fairs, and someone who understands
that a university police department is
less police work and more service than
is a municipal police department."
He did mention the advantages of a
college degree in management or police-related
discipline and understand
ing of the "unusual human relations
conflicts" that occur in police departments.
Panel urges financial
By JASON KELLY
The University needs more flexi
bility and independence from the state
legislature in its financial affairs,
panel members said at a Campus Y
forum Thursday night.
About 20 people listened as six
panel members discussed UNC's
financial relationship with the state
and Student Body President Brien
Lewis' proposed Tuition Defense
Increased flexibility is vitally
important to the maintenance of the
University, because often the state
legislature is too slow in responding
to the needs of the University, panel
Lewis gave an example of last
year's budget. "The University
started the year in debt even though
in some areas of the budget we had
surplus monies. But we were not
allowed to spend this money on
anything but what it was designated
Panel member Garland Hershey,
vice chancellor for Health Affairs,
appeared in place of Chancellor Paul
Hardin, who is out of town. Hershey,
said the efficient operation of the
University depends on the money
being in the hands of those who run
"We need flexibility because the
See FORUM, page 5
they' re pretending to be. Sam
for improvement. I look forward to her
presence over the next few years."
Hardin will discuss the nomination
with his advisory council, after which
he will present his selection to the Board
of Trustees, which will then make its
recommendation to the Board of Gov
ernors. Ards said Cell has not been con
cerned with faculty retention and re
cruitment. "In the last three years the
University has seen a virtual exodus of
black professors. We have so few
mentors for black professors as it is.
Seeing these people go to schools such
as Princeton and Syracuse is at the least
Cell said that continued effort to hire
and retain minority professors was being
made at the departmental level. "This is
something I discuss very regularly with
chairmen of the departments. In fact,
three new minority teachers have been
and that he was in the process of talking
to several of his professors.
Members of student government and
congress greeted Lewis's decision to
forgo a re-election campaign with mixed
"It's a tragedy at best," said Dana
Lumsden, director of minority and
women's affairs for the student body
president. "Carolina is losing a very
competent and dynamic leader."
Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis said: "I think that there were
some positive things that could have
taken place if he had run. I would have
supported it if it had taken place."
B ut one "very negative" consequence
of Lewis's announcement about possi
bly running again was that certain
possible presidential candidates were
forced into the open, Davis said.
"Who wants people to start the
See LEWIS, page 2
Edwards and Officer Ollie Bowler
said they wanted a director who would
be supportive of officers.
"We need somebody to stand behind
us and back us up," Bowler said. "A lot
of things we have to do involve profes
sors and other people of the University
community that don't understand what
we have to do, and they would call Mr.
Sherman and complain about it. In
stead of saying this is why the officer
had to do what he had to do and stand
behind the people, all he would do is
Edwards and Bowler said the direc
tor needs to provide the department
with better equipment such as radios.
"In the past, we have always been told
there was never any money in the budget
for radios, but the chief and director
always had top-of-the-1 ine technology,"
"I hope he (Tuchi) will talk to some
of the officers and find out what we
would like to see (in a new director),
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hired at the assistant professor level
and are on the tenure track."
Black groups also raised concern
when Cell proposed restructuring the
Office of Student Counseling, which
provides academic advising and other
kinds of counseling to minority stu
dents. If the proposal had been passed,
the associate dean of the Office of
Student Counseling would have been
made a part of a broader department
called Academic Services. .-:
'The associate dean was our direct
link to the Office of Student Counsel
ing. Her proposal made us a bit suspi
cious of her intentions," Ards said
Cell said that at the time of the pro
posal, the associate dean's position in
the student counseling office was va
cant. "I was proposing this change
because at the point we were develop
ing a whole new structure of academic
support for students."
rather than what he would like to see. I
think this is what happened with Mr.
Sherman. They (the administration) got
somebody in here before that the ad
ministration wanted to see in here and
not what the officers wanted to see."
Bowler said the administration origi
nally selected Sherman over the rec
ommendation of a panel of officers.
University police Chief Charles
Mauer refused to comment on the type
of qualities he felt the director should
have, saying Tuchi's office would deal
with the matter.
The director of public safety is re
sponsible for University police, the
University's disaster plans and safety
aspects such as hazardous waste man
agement, Tuchi said.
Hardin's letter to Sherman said
Sherman had violated the Staff Person
nel Administrative Guide by not en
couraging employees in the grievance
See DIRECTOR, page 2 ;'