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Campes and City
UNC athletes make the grade
WASHINGTON College may
be nothing more than a four-year
sports camp for many varsity foot
ball and basketball players, accord
ing to a recent congressional report
which indicates that only 20 percent
of the participants in collegiate foot
ball and basketball programs even
Statistics from the National Col
legiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
show that 35 of 97 major basketball
programs graduate less than 20 per
cent of their players and only eight
send 80 percent of their players into
the real world with diplomas.
UNC falls into the latter category.
According to the latest figures avail
able, UNC's men's varsity basket
ball team has a 100 percent gradu
ation rate and the football team
graduates 74 percent, said Dick
Baddour, UNC sports information
officer. The basketball team's rate
has been status quo "almost for
ever," he said.
Lighting the pathways
COLUMBIA, S.C. Student
Government at the University of
South Carolina has taken an activist
stance for campus safety.
The students successfully lobbied
the administration for $200,000 to
pay for new lights along four major
pedestrian routes on campus, ac
cording to Marie-Louise Ramsdale,
student government president.
"We are trying to make sure that
people are aware of the safety serv
ices available to them," she said.
'We feel that campus is much safer
with the new lights, but we are con
tinuing to lobby for further improve
ments. This is an ongoing program."
Security stops cup-throwing
LINCOLN, Neb. Officials at
the University of Nebraska (UN) are
using security measures already in
place to monitor and remove stu
dents participating in "cup wars" at
UN football games.
"What we have here is some
groups of students who evidently
become bored with the game and
begin throwing plastic cups from the
concessions stands at each other,"
said Gary, Fourkar, director of con
cessions and. security at Nebraska's
"We monitor the stands during all
games so we can identify fans who
are throwing things and direct secu
rity officers to remove them from
the stadium." The program has been
successful, and the cup-throwing has
been practically eliminated, he said.
UN officials began filming spec
tators at the ballgames after an inci
dent a few years ago when a fan
threw an orange onto the field. The
orange struck a police officer and
left him with permanent partial pa
ralysis, he said.
Social sanctions for GPA
PULLMAN, Wash. Studying
hard is now a prerequisite for party
ing hard for fraternities at Washing
ton State University. As of spring
semester 1989, the Inter-Fraternity
Council voted that any chapter's
social activities will be suspended
for two weeks for every 0.05 points
that the fraternity's composite grade
point average (GPA) falls below the
campus average for men.
This action was prompted by
general concern among campus
Greeks that the all-Greek GPA was
consistently one-tenth of a point
Jower than the all-male GPA on
campus, according to IFC President
elect Mark McCullough.
"We have very high expectations
for the program. There has been a
problem with Greek grades here, but
a lot of people feel that if anything is
going to wake these people up, so
cial sanctions will do it. There will
probably be several frats that face
sanctions this spring, but that will
hopefully be the end of the problem.
These sanctions are going to hit the
Greeks where it hurts the worst."
Rain, rain go away
LEXINGTON, KY Univer
sity of Kentucky football fans are
praying for fair weather these days
After a ruling by the university out
lawing umbrellas at outdoor sport
ing events, if foul weather shows up
in Lexington on game day, fans do
not go to the game or they get wet
The ruling was prompted after
numerous complaints of blocked
views and dripping umbrellas at
games. The fans are accepting the
jainy day rules cheerfully, accord
ing to Larry Ivy, sports information
director at UK.
"The cooperation by our fans has
been really great," he said. "We had
the policy tested at the first game of
the year. We allowed people to bring
umbrellas into the stadium but not to
open them in the seating areas. We
had very few complaints and are
going to keep the policy so that
everyone who comes can see the
compiled by Alan Martin
SEAC out! nines UNC coouservatnomi pDami
By TERRI CANADAY
Members of the Campus Y's Stu
dent Environmental Action Committee
(SEAC) will gather at 9:30 a.m. today
in the Pit as part of a national campaign
to improve environmental policies at
The plan was developed during last
month's Threshold conference, at which
students from all over the United States
and some foreign nations devised a
program for environmental reform.
Today, many universities in all 50 states
will present their chancellor, president
or provost with a letter outlining a
RHA notice to detail' collective bi
By DIONNE LOY
The Residence Hall Association
(RHA) will attach a notice to each
collective bill in an attempt to clarify
the little-known collective billing pol
icy. The notice will explain the system
for enforcing the policy and will list the
steps for appealing a decision.
Under the present system, which
began last year, the area director gath
ers all information about damaged or
stolen property and presents the case to
an area government student designee,
said Wayne Kuncl, director of housing.
"If both (the area director and gov
ernment representative) concur, then
action on noise level
By MARGE BAILEY
The reformation of a Chapel Hill
Town Council committee to consider a
possible reduction of the town's noise
ordinance is a step in the right direc
tion, student leaders said Tuesday.
The council voted unanimously
Monday to reconstitute the Noise Ordi
nance Monitoring Committee to con
sider the change, which would have
reduced the noise tolerance level to 70
decibels (dBs) from 75 dBs.
Bill Hildebolt, student liaison to the
council, presented a petition against the
proposal with more than 1,000 signa
tures. Three other students spoke against
the change at the meeting, including
David Godschalk, the son of council
member David Godschalk, and David
Smith, president of Lambda Chi Alpha
The Town Council first created a
Noise Ordinance Monitoring Commit
tee in 1 987, which resulted in a reduced
noise level from 85 dBs to 75 dBs.
Hildebolt said he couldn't be hap
pier about the decision because he
thought that continuing to lower the
decibel level was not the answer.
"We do not need changes in the
laws, but changes in the way we talk
about and work out the problems."
Student Body President Brien Lewis
said the reconstitution of the commit
tee was a good idea.
By LYNETTE BLAIR
Improving North Carolina's Scho
lastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and
establishing a student lobbyist in
Raleigh were recognized as two impor
tant goals of the University of North
Carolina Association of Student Gov
ernments (ASG) during a Nov. 11
ASG is a student organization that is
open to representatives from each of
the 16 schools in the University sys
tem. Its purpose is to represent student
interests on a state level.
Gene Davis, speaker of UNC's Stu
dent Congress and president of ASG,
said that the 40 student leaders who met
on the campus of North Carolina Cen
tral University agreed that improving
SAT scores and establishing a student
lobbyist were top priority goals.
North Carolina was recently ranked
last of the 50 states for average SAT
"ASG took a very strong stand in
Human Rights Week
Schedule of Highlights
Further event information available from Campus Y, 962-2333
Wednesday, Nov. 15
1 p.m. Lewis Pitts
3 p.m. Richard Grossman
5 p.m. Daniel Graham
5 p.m. Stephen Wanje
6:30 p.m. Amos Gvirtz and
8 p.m. Dith Pran
Thursday, Nov. 16
3 p.m. Patricia Garrett
6 p.m. Eduardo Vallarino
7 p.m. Dorothy Teer '-"
8 p.m. Ariel Dorfman
general plan for a more environmen
tally streamlined campus.
SEAC's goal for Minimum Impact
Campus Day at UNC is a highly vis
ible, yet non-confrontational, campus
environmental program, said Paul Gi
ragos, MIC Day publicity chairman.
"We are not mad at the University. We
want to work with them."
The group wants to include many
students and community members,
Giragos said. "We are trying to break
sectionalism to get everyone to rally for
this cause, because the environment is
an issue that concerns everyone."
Some of the issues the statement will
they collect the assessment; if they
disagree, then they do not bill," Kuncl
said. "They both have equal responsi
bility in the determination."
RHA has included a copy of the
policy and the appeals process with the
bill because "people weren't aware of
their rights and were not utilizing them,"
said Liz Jackson, RHA president.
RHA decided to implement the pro
gram when, in one of the first meetings,
it was discovered that even residence
hall governors were not completely sure
how the policy worked, Jackson said.
"We wanted to make sure everyone
knew what the policy was and how it
can be used. It's an improvement."
The policy of collective billing for
"I think that the council has taken the
proper step in that the committee will
be recreated. It is the best way for all of
the problems to be discussed."
Hildebolt said he hoped the council
could get student leaders, fraternity and
sorority representatives and students
who live in residential areas to partici
pate on the committee.
"I've been trying to stress that com
munication is the key to the solution
and hopefully this will be a way to get
effective communication," he said.
Sterling Gilreath, president of the
Inter-Fraternity Council, said he thought
the allowed decibel , level should re
main at 75 dBs.
"I think it would be premature to
change it when it was changed two
years ago. I think for the complaint to
be coming from such a small area is bad
for others, because the council would
have to make a wide-sweeping change
that would affect everyone."
Chance Wilkinson, a sophomore
history major from Oxford, said the
ordinance should remain unchanged.
'They shouldn't change it because
Chapel Hill is made up of mostly col
lege students. Take them out and the
city wouldn't be much of one at all.
They should really think about that
before they change the level."
to improve education, communication
support of education in North Caro
lina," Davis said. "We discussed tutor
ing programs and other SAT programs
to prepare students for the exam. We
also discussed mailing a letter to each
of the principals of all the elementary,
junior high and high schools in the
state, telling them we are willing to
come as student leaders to their schools.
. . . Everyone felt very strongly about
ASG is considering the idea of bring
ing high school students to the various
16 campuses for a day to help prepare
them for the test, Davis said.
Mark Bibbs, who attended the meet
ing as executive director for the North
Carolina Intercampus Government
Association (NCIGA), said his favorite
proposal for improving SAT scores was
to form special committees that would
go to the schools and provide tutorials.
"That gets us in touch with the stu
dents, instead of us just sending a pro
posal and it just sitting on a principal's
desk," he said.
human and civil rights in South
development work in Kenya
experiences as Cambodian prisoner Memorial Hall
situation in Panama
experiences in Chile
address, such as procurement policies,
food service reform, double-sided
copying and composting, were estab
lished at Threshold, Giragos said.
The letter, which will be presented to
Provost Dennis O'Connor, will include
these issues as well as others that con
cern UNC, like environmentally and
socially sound University investments.
'This statement is pretty idealistic,
but it's a precursor to the formation of
committees to address these issues or
problems specifically," Giragos said.
One food service reform program
would replace styrofoam containers
repairs or replacements in residence
halls is recorded in "Hallways and
Highrises," the housing contract book:
"when individual(s) responsibility
cannot be determined, the residents of
a floor, suite, wing or entire hall be
come collectively responsible for res
Kuncl said the new system for im
plementing the policy was fair because
all residents would not have to absorb
in their rental rates the cost of replacing
or repairing something for which one
group was responsible.
"The old system used to be on an
arbitrary basis. Now, a joint decision is
made," Kuncl said. "The bottom line is
that damage charges have to be paid.
Candles for a cause
Action Against Apartheid holds a candlelight vigil South Africa. The vigil was part of Human Rights
in the Pit Tuesday night to protest apartheid in Week '89.
Bibbs also favored urging the N.C.
General Assembly to provide more
money for education to help improve
the test scores.
Another proposed goal was creating
a full-time student lobbyist position in
Raleigh. Davis said a student lobbyist
was needed because ASG was often the
last to know when important decisions
affecting students were made by the
General Assembly. He cited this
summer's decision by the assembly to
raise tuition costs as an example.
Davis said the lobbyist would be in a
position to successfully advocate stu
dent concerns. "As soon as a bill is
turned into the clerk, the lobbyist can
contact the ASG president and all of the
student body presidents."
The student lobbyist would receive
academic credit for the job, and N. C.
State University has agreed to provide
housing, Davis said. ASG is now work
ing to raise funds for an expense ac
count that the lobbyist would need.
"It is my opinion that by the time the
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with other less environmentally un
sound materials, Giragos said. The
Carolina Court the downstairs area
of Lenoir Hall uses nothing but
disposable products, he said.
Finis Dunaway, chairman of the
SEAC's committee to ban tropical
hardwoods, said the University worked
very well with his committee to end the
use of materials made from tropical
hardwoods on campus. "We hope this
sets a precedent to facilitate further
cooperation between SEAC and the
The next national campaign, which
The policy searches for the fairest way
to determine whether the bill will be
paid individually, as a whole or as a
Other universities handle the situ
ation by setting aside a damage fund
built into the rental rate structure, Kuncl
But in the UNC system, informal
means may reveal the individual re
sponsible and prevent everyone from
having to pay, he said. "It's a way of
applying subtle pressure."
Area directors support the policy but
have not had to use it often. "We've
only had to go to it two times," said Jim
Weaver, area director of Olde Campus.
"It's a fair process, though, because it
general assembly convenes in 1991,
ASG will have a student lobbyist."
The student lobbyist committee will
report to Davis at a retreat in February.
At its next regular meeting, ASG
teaching award criteria
By DEBBIE BAKER
Instructors can now find out how to
get an extra $5,000 just for doing their
The Undergraduate Teaching
Awards Committee of Student Con
gress has established the eligibility
requirements for instructors for four
Professors, teaching assistants, lec
turers and instructors are all eligible to
receive the awards. Any person who
independently teaches at least one
course for undergraduate students is
"What makes us different from any
other teaching award is that TAs are
eligible," Grant Vinik, committee chair
man, said. "We've decided to reserve at
least one award for TAs. This is excit
ing because that is the first time that's
ever taken place."
In order to be considered for one of
the,grants, an instructor must:
be concerned that students can
master the material.
display clear enthusiasm about
teaching and interacting with students.
provide a challenging environ
ment and opportunities for creative ex
pression. demonstrate a personal concern
for all students.
create an environment so students
feel free to interact with himher out
side of class.
make an effort to treat students as
mature and responsible people.
Students will pick up nomination
was also introduced at the Threshold
conference, will be Dec. 4. Environ
mental student groups across the coun
try will organize a march on their re
spective state capitals for U.S. forest
SEAC is taking on a large nation
wide project, and students in Chapel
Hill are expressing excitement. "The
issue definitely needs to be confronted,
and I think SEAC is taking a good
approach. This is an issue that concerns
the entire nation, and I don't think it can
be ignored right here at home," said
Leslie Sherman, a sophomore from
West Orange, N.J.
informs the resident and involves dis
Anne Presnell, area director of Scbtt
College, said no collective billing had
occurred in her area.
Residence hall governors also sup
port the policy. "It is the fairest way for
the residents they can voice their
opinions," said Cathy Rhea, Hender
son Residence College governor.
Rhea also addressed the appeal proc
ess. "If there is disagreement, then
another area reviews the case."
The policy stresses joint determina
tion rather than unilateral decisions,
Kuncl said. "It's a good system which
involves student input, and to my knowl
edge, is working."
will discuss whether Pembroke State
should have its name changed to the
University of North Carolina at Pem
broke and the effects of ew admissions
requirements for the UNC system. ;
forms in campus dining halls and li
braries immediately after Christmas
break. They will return this form with
the name of their most outstanding in
structor to the Undergraduate Library,
Davis Library or the Student UniorC
After all the nominations are col
lected, the committee will use its $ix
criteria to narrow the field to between
eight and 15 finalists. During this stage,
intensive review will occur until only
four candidates remain. These four will
receive one of the $5,000 grants, which
they can use at their own discretion.
The winners' names will be announced
sometime in April. j
The committee has not established
criteria to narrow the field from the
finalists to the winners, Vinik said.
"We consider a number of possibili
ties of how we're going to narrow the
final eight-to-15 to four," he said.
"We're thinking about going ta the
department heads and asking for more
information about some of these final
ists. We may also ask them for any
suggestions of any instructor in their
departments that they know of who
consistently receive high evaluations
by students." I
The committee plans to work;; in
conjunction with political science pro
fessor Joel Schwartz, the director of the
Center for Teaching and Learning.
"We're looking into the possibility of a
training session to be given to us by the
Center for Teaching and Learning,"
Vinik said. "We'd like to get a sens of
the types of instructors we should be