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Volume 99, Issue 3
Wednesday, February 20, 1991
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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AS I I III I I I I I I
By Jennifer Dunlap
Assistant University Editor
Matt Heyd defeated Jonathan Martin
in Tuesday's runoff election for student
Unofficial totals gave Heyd the vic
tory by a vote of 1,122 to 912.
The Elections Board posted the re
turns about 9:30 p.m., after waiting 20
minutes for the candidates to arrive.
Heyd said he was pleased and grateful
to be elected. "A lot of people worked
very hard," he said. "I'm glad it's over."
His opponents did a good job and the
campaigns were clean, he said. He is
looking forward to working with the
other students who ran for president, he
Heyd is the first Student Congress
By Burke Koonce
University graduate students can now
have their tuition deducted from their
paychecks, Chancellor Paul Hardin
announced Friday during a meeting with
leaders of Graduate Students United
The new procedure is already in ef
fect, but was formally introduced at the
meeting. Graduate School Dean Henry
Dearman described the meeting as up
beat and productive.
"I think it was an excellent meeting,"
Campus residents guaranteed
By Bonnie Rochman
For the third year in a row, students
who live in residence halls and want to
return next year will be happy that no
North Campus regular housing draw
ings will be held.
The Department of University
Housing has guaranteed rooms for the
1991-92 school year to all students
who submitted contracts for University
Leslie Nelsen, CobbHenderson
Joyner area director, said, "Although
it varies from building to building with
the amount of people that want to
return, we will still have enough spaces
for incoming freshmen, as well as re
Students who asked to remain in
their rooms are assigned first in all
residence halls. Sophomores and
upperclass residents will be assigned
rooms in a randomly established pri
Soviet peace plan hinges on Iraqi compliance
The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS The Soviet
U.N. ambassador on Tuesday told the
Security Council that Moscow's Persian
Gulf peace plan sought rapid pullout of
Iraqi forces from Kuwait, with full
compliance to U.N. resolutions.
He also said Iraqi Foreign Minister
Tariq Aziz, who returned to Baghdad
on Tuesday with the Soviet proposal,
would come back to Moscow on
Wednesday to deliver Iraq's response.
"The key element of the plan consists
in securing a rapid start of the withdrawal
of the Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which
would allow ... an immediate end to
bloodshed," Soviet envoy Yuli M.
Vorontsov told reporters after closed
The consultations were adjourned,
and no date was set for the next council
session on the Gulf War.
"The current situation calls for a
cautious, responsible approach,"
Vorontsov said. "This is not the case for
loud and spectacular initiatives, but one
for a serious diplomatic process.
Aziz met with Soviet President
Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Monday and
left immediately to bring the Soviet
proposal back to Iraqi President Saddam
It is impossible to enjoy idling unless there
Senior class returns 3
Student Congress results 3
speaker to be elected student body
president in 26 years, he said. He will be
inaugurated in April.
He will work to unify the student
body during his term, Heyd said. "We've
been divided all year," he said.
"It's time to put divisions behind us."
He also will have concern for stu
dents' needs, he said. "During the
campaign you focus on the campaign.
It's time to go back to the real world and
listen to what's going on."
Heyd said he wanted to strengthen
relations between students and admin
istrators. "One thing I promised to do
was to make sure students who need
The GSU officers expressed their
concern about issues such as tuition,
housing and the relationship of gradu
ate students with the UNC library sys
tem, he said. The students were wise to
take the initiative to call the meeting, he
Girard Bradshaw, GSU co-chairman,
said he told Hardin that GSU would
work with the chancellor to prevent
further budget cuts that hurt graduate
"The graduate program has been bled
to death," he said. "It is imperative that
some of the cuts are restored, or the
reputation of the University in the eyes
"The number of people successful in the preliminary
drawing is higher than it has been in previous
Wayne Kuncl, UNC Housing Director
The housing department held a pre
liminary drawing last week for any stu
dent who requested to change residence
One-fifth of the men and 27 percent
of the women who submitted contracts
for the preliminary drawing were suc
cessful, according to information re
leased by the department.
Housing Director Wayne Kuncl said,
"The number of people successful in
the preliminary drawing is higher than
it has been in previous years."
Students who participated are assured
housing for the next academic year,
regardless of whether they were suc
In his statement, Vorontsov said: "I
have also informed the Security Coun
cil members that we expect the arrival
(of) Mr. Tariq Aziz to Moscow, to
morrow, sometime tomorrow. ... And
we are looking forward for the, I would
say, for the positive reply."
Vorontsov did not spell out the So
viet plan in detail, diplomats present
But the Soviet envoy said his
government's plan "proceeds from the
necessity of strictly abiding by the
mandate of Security Council resolutions
on the gulf crisis."
Those resolutions demand Iraq's
immediate and unconditional with
drawal from Kuwait.
U.S. Ambassador Thomas R.
Pickering declined comment after the
consultations, saying the White House
and State Department would state the
U.S. position. Other allied diplomats
also declined comment.
If Iraq were to accept the proposal
and begin to withdraw from Kuwait, as
demanded by the council, the council
would be expected at some point to
acknowledge Iraq's commitment and
It also could decide to modify coun
cil resolutions calling for "all necessary
access to the administration get access
to the administration."
Martin said he wished more poll sites
had been available for students because
he felt many students did not have a
chance to vote. The Elections Board
decreased the number of poll sites for
the runoff from 1 9 to six to ensure ballot
The Granville Towers district, which
did not have its own poll site, was a
strong area for him in the election last
week, Martin said. But in the runoff,
students who live in Granville Towers
did not have easy access to voting, he
said. "That was a key area."
Martin said he was not sure about his
future student government plans.
But, he said, "I think Matt will do a
good job with student government."
of graduate students will continue to
Bradshaw said he realized that the
deteriorating state budget was a major
factor in the lack of graduate student
funding. But he said he hoped the
meeting would let Hardin know that the
GSU wanted to work with him to avoid
additional financial cuts.
"We're going to be commensurate
with his efforts to secure financial
flexibility for the University," he said.
The GSU seeks to improve graduate
student stipends, he said. Stipends have
See GSU, page 5
cessful in the drawing.
Those not successful in the prelimi
nary drawing will be given a random
priority order and will be assigned rooms
after all other requests are filled. They
can opt to have their names added to a
waiting list or to take advantage of the
South Campus guarantee.
Housing assignments will probably
be finalized by March 8 and posted in
residence hall area offices, Kuncl said.
Students who have not turned in
contracts still have the opportunity to
take advantage of the South Campus
guarantee or to participate in Monday's
waiting-list drawing. The waiting-list
means" including military force
to expel Iraq from Kuwait.
Earlier Tuesday, U.N. Secretary
General Javier Perez de Cuellar con
sulted aides about a possible U.N.
peacekeeping role in the gulf if Iraq
withdraws from Kuwait, U.N. officials
Details were not available, but the
officials said topics of U.N. interest
included supervision of an Iraqi with
drawal and cease-fire, reconstruction
and rehabilitation, aid to refugees and
U.N. contingency plans are already
in the works, diplomats said.
Tension between the secretary
general's office and the Iraqi mission to
the United Nations increased Tuesday
when the Iraqis released what they said
was the 18-page transcript of the secretary-general's
Jan. 13 meeting with
Saddam in Baghdad.
Iraq has called on the United Nations
to release the document, saying it shows
Saddam's good faith and interest in a
peaceful settlement of the gulf crisis.
U.N. spokesman Francois Giuliani
said the United Nations would have no
comment on the Iraqi document. "Pub
lication of confidential meetings is
against all diplomatic procedures, which
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submission deadline is 4 p.m. Friday.
Students on the waiting list will re
ceive rooms in no specific order.
Students requesting campus hous
ing after Friday automatically will be
placed at the end of the waiting list.
Students on the waiting list should
not despair, Kuncl said. "Nothing is
permanent but change. Wait-listed
students should not lose hope.
"Our goal is to let as many people
as possible know their room assign
ments before they go home for the
summer," he said.
Housing officials have said Uni
versity housing rent will increase for
next semester. The rate increase will
not exceed 9 percent, Kuncl said. "Our
goal is 8 percent. Every 1 percent is
approximately $123,000 in income."
Air conditioners will be installed in
rooms that don't have them only if
students submit a letter from the Stu
dent Health Service verifying that they
need one for medical reasons.
are based on confidentiality and trust,"
In the transcript, Saddam calls for
negotiations to end the crisis "on the
principle of the whole package"
apparently a reference to solving other
Middle East problems, including the
Perez de Cuellar, in the transcript,
praises Saddam for championing the
cause of Palestinians in territories occu
pied by Israel since the 1967 Mideast
War. He appears to distance himself
from the Security Council resolutions
which Iraq rejects, saying he was only a
witness, not a player.
Saddam says the council has become
a tool of the United States.
'These are American resolutions.
This is an American era," he is quoted
as saying. "What America wants today
goes, not what the Security Council
"I am on your side, as far as I am
concerned," the secretary -general is
quoted as replying.
The secretary-general also calls for
ridding the region of all weapons of
mass destruction, "including weapons
of mass destruction in Israel," accord
ing to the transcript.
is plenty of work to do. Jerome K. Jerome
Heyd, Ann Thornton and Peter Hans celebrate
in grants in 1989-90
By Sarah Suiter
UNC received $154.6 million in
grants and contracts from federal, state
and private agencies during fiscal year
1989-1990, according to a University
The sum represents an increase of
about $10 million, or 7 percent more
than the previous year, Mary Sue
Coleman, associate provost and dean of
research, said Tuesday.
"It shows the faculty and the students
are being active in doing good things
and putting out proposals that are doing
good things," she said.
Provost Dennis O'Connor said Uni
versity officials were pleased with the
figure. "I think it's an indication that in
a very difficult funding environment,
our faculty are very competitive," he
Coleman said the $ 1 54.6 million rep
resented many different projects indi
vidual faculty members had proposed
and been awarded. They ranged from
programs in chemistry to programs in
political science and research projects
gauging various attitudes during elec
tions, she said.
Some of the money goes to training
projects as stipends for graduate students
or research projects for undergraduates,
"A lot of different areas are supple
mented," she said. "But the money has
to be used for whatever was approved."
About half the proposals UNC faculty
members submitted to federal funding
agencies resulted in grants last year,
Coleman said. It's hard to know how
the University ranks nationally, but the
National Institutes of Health's award
rate during the past year was 12 to 20
percent, she said.
"So the fact that proposals are being
funded close to 50 percent means that
certainly the faculty is doing very well,"
The UNC Division of Health Affairs
received $ 1 23.3 million, Coleman said.
This figure includes $1 15.9 million for
research, $7.3 million for training and
$7 1 ,545 for public service projects.
The Division of Academic Affairs
Heyd's runoff win
was awarded $31.4 million, including
$29 million for research, $2.2 million
for training and $34,500 for public
The federal government contributed
$126.5 million of the total grant and
contract money during 1989-90, and
the state of North Carolina provided
$3.7 million, Coleman said.
Private organizations, such as phar
maceutical Companies and chemical
industries, other universities seeking
UNC faculty members expertise and
charitable foundations gave $24.5 mil
lion, she said.
Private organizations and the gov
ernment do not give open donations,
Coleman said. "It's not like a contri
bution, do whatever you want to do with
the money," she said.
Organizations grant money when
See GRANTS, page 9
New playing cards to have African
American face cards 2
ARTS AND FEATURES
Student runners advise caution, prepa
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Blue Devils frustrate Lady Heels in home
squeaker, 59-54 7
Campus and City 3
TODAY: Rain; high around 70
THURSDAY: Sunny; high upper 50s
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