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Volume 97, Issue 114
Thursday, January 25, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By WENDY BOUNDS
Fraternities at Middlebury College
in Vermont must allow women to be
come members by the end of the year or
shut down permanently.
The school's trustees voted Jan. 15
to require the six campus fraternities to
become coeducational by Dec. 31, the
result of non-compliance being the
revocation of the fraternities' school
The decision resulted from past
unacceptable and sexist behavior by
the fraternities on campus, said Ron
Nief, public relations director for Mid
dlebury. Neif said Middlebury had not had
sororities for 30 years, and an attempt
by one fraternity to establish a little
sister program failed. He added that the
main source of social activity for fe
males stemmed from the fraternity
system, and these women often felt
uncomfortable in that setting.
"We have had complaints by women
who said they did not feel safe or
comfortable at fraternity parties," Nief
said. "After the drinking age was raised
to 2 1 , town social life closed up and the
students became dependent on these
parties for social life."
An incident two years ago at the
Delta Upsilon fraternity house inspired
more discussion on the possibility of
mandating fraternities to be coed.
Members of the fraternity hung a
mannequin of a female torso splattered
with red paint outside their house dur
ing a spring party.
The action sparked protests from
male and female students who said
there were "sexist implications" in
volved. Delta Upsilon's charter was sus
pended for two years after the incident.
Fraternities have until March 31 to
state officially whether they will or will
not comply with the board's decision.
If they decide to comply, they have
until Dec. 3 1 to convince their national
headquarters to allow them to become
coed. If they refuse to do so, or if the
national chapter denies their request,
the fraternities' houses will become
part of the school's April room draw
ing, and students will automatically be
assigned to rooms in them as they would
any other college housing.
Two fraternities, Chi Psi and Zeta
Psi, said they would fight the trustees'
decision and suggested a lawsuit as
possible action, Nief said.
"Delta Upsilon and Delta Kappa
Epsilon adopted an "I guess we'll live
with it' attitude in response to the deci
sion," Nief said. Two fraternities. Kappa
Delta Rho and Sigma Epsilon (for
merly Sigma Phi Epsilon until their
admittance of women) already have
Middlebury officials plan to regard
the coed fraternities like any other
housing institution on campus. The title
"fraternity" will be dropped from the
Middlebury organizations, and all
groups will be known as "houses." Five
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Katherine White, a senior from Plymouth, helps senior Bryan Hough
of Mount Holly at the Bloodmobile in the Union Wednesday.
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Grammy-winning saxophonist David Murray practices in Hill Hall
Wednesday for a saxophone clinic sponsored by the BCC.
By CHRIS HELMS
The grievance hearing of University
police officer Keith Edwards is on hold
again until Wednesday, when lawyers
on both sides will give a conference call
to the judge to decide if testimony will
continue, according to Judge Delores
The future of the hearing is contin
gent on the health of two key w itnesses.
University police Chief Charles Mauer
and Assistant Personnel Director Dan
Burleson. If Nesnow rules either of
them eligible to testify, the hearing
can't buy love
"Well, the parties are both interested
in the witnesses. They are going to try
to get a more current status report.
We'll just have to stay in touch about
what the deal is and what is next," said
Edwards' attorney, Alan McSurely,
said, "Her position, which I agree with,
is to have complete sympathy with the
medical problems and to preserve the
integrity of the hearing."
Wednesday's testimony came from
University Police Lt. Marcus Perry and
Detective Sgt. Phyllis Cooper. Much of
Perry's testimony focused on an inci
dent in November 1988 when Perry
Time may be near
for academic minor
By KENNY MONTEITH
An academic minor program at UNC
could be a reality as soon as the fall of
1990, if the Faculty Council votes for it
at its next meeting in February, offi
cials said Wednesday.
The administrative boards of the
General College and the College of
Arts and Sciences approved the con
cept of the academic minor in Decem
ber, said Gillian Cell, dean of the Col
lege of Arts and Sciences.
Cell said she hoped to be able to
present the minor proposal to the coun
cil for its approval at the Feb. 23 meet
ing. The departments that wanted to of
fer a m inor to students were given a Jan.
15 deadline by Cell to turn in a de
signed structure for a minor program.
But according to Darryl Gless, asso
ciate dean of the General College, only
1 7 of the 23 departments that wanted to
offer a minor had turned in a design.
'The others who have expressed
interest just haven't had time to design
a program," he said.
The departments turn in their design
to the administrative boards, which in
turn decide whether the classes are
appropriate for the minor.
The administrative boards want the
academic minor to consist of structured
classes. Cell said. "We'll review the
design on a case-to-case basis, and there
very well may be a time when we need
to send it back to the department for a
but it improves your bargaining position Anonymous
fee com) tro
By SARAH CAGLE
Assistant University Editor
Student Congress voted Wednesday
against a resolution that would have put
a referendum on the spring ballot al
lowing individual students to allot their
students fees by vote.
The resolution, sponsored by An
drew Cohen (Dist.7), was denied by a
20-3 vote as the result of several objec
tions from congress members.
Cohen had proposed to create the
Student Choice Funding Process, which
would guarantee that the amount of
student fee money distributed to cam
pus groups was voted on directly by
students rather than through the con
gress budget process. Guide books
would be available to inform students
about campus groups so an informed
choice could be made, Cohen said.
"My concern is that we are not rep
resenting the needs of our constitu
Spree of break -
By JENNIFER PILLA
Police believe two or three people
may have been responsible for break
ing into 17 lockers in Woollen and
Fetzer Gymnasiums Tuesday and steal
ing more than $650 worth of personal
Police received a report of thefts
from 1 0 lockers at Fetzer Gym at 3 p.m.
At 3:08 p.m., employees at Woollen
Gym reported thefts from seven lock
ers. The lockers were locked, but were
pried into and broken, according to Sgt.
Ned Comar of University police.
'The locks appeared to have been
pinched loose by some kind of pres
sure. Breaking these locks doesn't re
ally require a lot of noise."
Students whose lockers had been
broken into said it was not apparent that
the lockers had been opened until after
recorded a conversation with Edwards.
Perry said he recorded the four- to five
minute talk with a small tape recorder
in his shirt pocket. After he told Ed
wards her assignment, she said, "Get
out of my face," Perry said.
Since 1975, Perry has taped conver
sations in which he expects there may
be conflict and "to verify the conversa
tion so I can get my facts straight," he
"I have no problem working with
Officer Edwards. The problem comes
when threats are made or profanity is
used. That's when we have problems,"
change," she said.
Usually there is just something wrong
with the description of the course, Gless
said. "Typically, the board doesn't
question the wisdom of the department."
"Normally, the ideas from various
departments are extremely thought
through, and seldom do we ever have
any problems," he said.
A student can expect a minor to
consist of about five classes, Gless said.
'They should know that there will be
some structure involved (in the classes)
See MINOR, page 9
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Local groups strive for national
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ents," Cohen said. "If we are here to
provide leadership, we should promote
the needs of our students and welcome
He called student involvement at the
University lacking and said a cam
puswide vote on student fee allotment
would force groups to become more
visible and active. "If an organization
goes before the students and gets noth
ing, perhaps that group should consider
what purpose they serve at the Univer
sity," he said.
Jill Gilbert (Dist.17) said the resolu
tion would not promote positive in
volvment. "This would be a lobbying
war," she said. "
Russell Dula (Dist.16) said smaller
organizations and organizations repre
senting minority groups would be in
danger of receiving inadequate funds.
"Speaking as a minority, someone is
going to get kicked in the butt," he said.
ins may be related to fall thefts
they began looking through their be
longings. Police have no suspects in the case.
"We've ruled out the possibility of it
being a hobo or a student just down
there to work out," Comar said.
Comar said he believed the thefts
were related to a rash of break-ins last
semester. Thirteen thefts from lockers
at Fetzer Gymnasium were reported in
October. Police never made an arrest in
Comar and another officer were in
the gymnasiums at about 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday putting up posters warning
students not to keep valuables in their
lockers and to report any suspicious
actions to University police. Accord
ing to Comar, the thefts must have
occurred sometime between then and
Comar also said that when lockers
were broken into in October an officer
In another area of Perry's testimony,
he said a grievance filed by 15 officers
the majority of whom were black
in 1987 was based not on race, but
dissatisfaction with procedure. "It was
my understanding that in the original
grievance the problem was not race, it
was the desire for a standard promo
tional procedure," he said.
Perry himself had earlier filed a griev
ance when he was denied promotion.
Lomax enters race
as candidate for SBP
By JASON KELLY
Assistant University Editor
John Lomax, a junior political
science major from Hickory, an
nounced his candidacy for student
body president Wednesday.
He said three themes would domi
nate his campaign: academic con
cerns, campus and community is
sues. "The student body president
needs to be a leader who can effec
tively represent student needs and
concerns. But he also needs to be
able to interact with the administra
tion." In academic concerns, Lomax said
he would concentrate on the finan
cial aid programs. "We're keeping
financial aid a priority," he said.
"We want to find new sources of
financial aid and replace lost aid."
The University's Trademark Pro
gram could be a source of increased
financial aid, Lomax said. The pro
gram is a University corporation that
leases UNC's name and logo to com
panies who want to use the logo on
their products. "Fifty percent of the
profits go to sports programs, and
fifty percent goes to financial aid. I
want more to go to financial aid."
He said he was working on a for
eign teaching assistants training
Lomax said he would like to
improvefood services by expanding
seating in Lenoir. He supports the
creation of an all-campus debit card.
"The debit card is in the works, but
it's moving slowly right now."
Lomax supports expanded and
secured funding for the Black Cul-
"There are a lot of close-minded people
on this campus who are going to say,
'I'm not part of this organization, so I
don't want to fund them."'
Jiirgen Buchenau (Dist.3) said the
concept of student choice was not fea
sible. "There is no time in the spring
semester to do this," Buchenau said.
"We're overcharging the students with
decisions. This system assumes that
'Joe Student' has time to make 40
decisions. I propose that he doesn't."
Several congress members also
expressed reservations about the pro
posed guide to student organizations
that students would read before making
their decisions. "Who's going to censor
the guide?" Bucheneau said.
Tom Elliott (Dist.6) said he did not
believe congress had the right to deter
mine what information would be in-
See CONGRESS, page 2
was patrolling the area.
"We've staked it out. We've put a lot
of brainpower and a lot of action into
this thing, but it's going to take a lot
more than that to solve this. It's going
to take the cooperation of the student
University police advise students not
to take with them to the gymnasium
wallets or any or any more money than
Pamela Shoaf, administrative man
ager for the physical education depart
ment, said employees were being cau
tioned to report any suspicious actions
and to check the locker rooms regu
larly. "It's a sad, sad situation. I know of
nothing, aside from having someone
manning the locker rooms all the time,
that would prevent this kind of thing
from happening again," Shoaf said.
Three to four months after he filed his
grievance, he received his promotion,
he said. "The benefit that came out of
the grievance I filed was to change the
promotion policy," he said.
Cooper testified about a series of
four complaints filed in 1988 by Iris
Hunt, a UNC area director who re
ceived obscene, racist phone calls and
See HEARING, page 3
tural Center. "We need to renew
emphasis on minority recruitment
In the community, he said he would
implement an energy conservation
program run by student government
Lomax, a two-term Student Con
gress representative (Dist. 13), has
served as speaker pro tempore for the
past year and has been a member of
the Committee on Student Conduct,
and executive branch committees.
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