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The Daily Tar HeelThursday, February 21, 19913
Hardin to speak at
I Chancellor Paul Hardin is scheduled
as afeatured speaker at a seminar March
1 'and 2 examining higher education in
Germany, England, Japan and the United
' As part of the University's Adven
tures in Ideas series, the seminar will
look at the ideas and ideals that have
shaped higher education in each coun
try. I The seminar will conclude with a
panel discussion on "New Directions
for Higher Education."
Tuition for the seminar is $65, with
an optional $10 box lunch March 2.
Participants are eligible for one hour of
teacher renewal credit.
Advance registration is required. To
register, call 962-1544.
Student artists display
Works by the winners of the UNC art
department's annual awards will be in
the Hanes Art Center Gallery through
The exhibit is free and can be viewed
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Ashley Zepeda, a senior from Char
lotte, won the Jonathan E. Sharpe
Betsy Towns, a senior from Charlotte,
and Mark Robinson, a senior from
Durham, won George Kachergis Me
Alyssa Wood, a junior from
Midlothian, Va., won the Alexander
Julian award for design.
William Berry named
first Belk professor
William Berry has been named the
first Belk professor in Business Ad
ministration at the business school.
-The professorship is a permanent
endowment given to the school in 1983
by the Belk Foundation of Charlotte. It
is in memory of the founder of the
Belk's department store chain, William
Henry Belk, and his brother, John
The endowment supports the teach
ing, research and service contributions
of an outstanding professor.
Berry is chairman of the business
school's operations management and
quantitative methods department.
Carolina Summer ap
High school juniors interested in at
tending the seventh annual Carolina
Summer program at UNC can now pick
Fifty students will be selected to
participate in the'program, which will
run from July 7 to July 27. The program
is designed to give energetic and aca
demically motivated students a glimpse
of college life.
Students attending the program will
live in a residence hall for three weeks,
take college-level courses and partici
pate in sessions exploring University
opportunities and resources
Tuition for the program is $980, in
cluding room and weekday meals. Tu
ition does not include books. A limited
number of scholarships are available.
Spaces open for health
Space is still available for people
who want to attend a symposium on
health care for head and spinal cord
The symposium is sponsored by the
School of Nursing Continuing Educa
tion Program, UNC Hospitals and the
New Medico Head Injury Systems. It
will be held at Research Triangle Park
Feb. 22 and 23.
For more information or to register
for the symposium, contact the nursing
school's continuing education program
Students can study
;The acting director of archaeology at
Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Vir
ginia home, is now accepting applica
tions for the seventh annual Monticello
University of Virginia Field School.
;The program offers two sessions,each
worth four academic credits. The first
session is from June 16 to July 12, and
the second is from July 14 to Aug. 9.
Students may apply for both sessions.
Applications are due by April 1.
;Half of the tuition for the program is
underwritten by the Thomas Jefferson
Memorial Foundation, Inc., the private
nonprofit organization that owns and
operates Monticello. Students can ar
range for room and board through the
The program teaches the practical
skills of excavation and recording, in
cluding weekly seminars and weekend
trips. Students wishing to participate
must demonstrate the ability to work
well with others under rigorous physi
;For an application, contact Barbara
J. Heath at Monticello; P.O. Box 316;
Charlottesville, Va. 22902.
iBter-Frateriiiity resolution encourages
By Matthew Mielke
The Inter-Fraternity Council passed
a resolution Tuesday night committing
UNC fraternities to recycling and con
serving any appropriate materials.
The resolution encourages each fra
ternity and sorority to designate a
"Conservation Chair" by the fall se
mester 1991. The chairman or chair
woman would coordinate all recycling
Whether this position is included on
each group's executive council would
Student groups to start
By Warren Hynes
Starting today, UNC students will be
urged to express their war and envi
ronmental concerns in ink.
The UNC Student Environmental
Action Coalition and the UNC Com
mittee for Peace in the Middle East will
kick off a two-week letter-writing
campaign with a rally at 12:15 p.m. in
the Pit. Both groups will present
speakers, and group members will man
tables where students can get help
The correspondence campaign has
three goals: to urge U.S. Congress
members to reject President Bush's
proposed energy policy, to ask the
Mickey Hosn, an employee of Hector's since 1 983, pitches in
during cleanup efforts Wednesday. The restaurant was dam-
By Kris Donahue
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen
voted unanimously Tuesday night to
have its staff and the Downtown De
velopment Commission recommend
how the town should implement im
provements suggested by a downtown
A committee report released to the
board included ways to improve the
quality, accessibility and convenience
of parking in the downtown area, but
did not include a plan for implementing
According to the report, downtown
parking problems included:
fl students who park in public and
private lots and then bike or take a bus
D a severe lack of on-site parking for
Town to hear wage information
By Erik Rogers
One of the most important issues
and challenges that will affect local
residents within the next five years is
maintaining competitive wages, said
Pat Crotts, Chapel Hill personnel di
rector. Representatives of the personnel
department will present information
about competitive wages to the Chapel
Hill Town Council during a work
session Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the
"Maintaining competitive wages
and benefits within the Research Tri
angle area in tight economic times, to
attract and retain good employees,
will continue to be a challenge," Crotts
wrote in a report to Chapel Hill Town
Manager Cal Horton.
In an interview, Crotts said wages
in the Triangle area were among the
highest in the state.
"But this is partly a reflection for
the cost of living," she said.
An increase of 4 percent or 5 per
cent in annual salaries is average and
considered a positive trend, Crotts said.
"Salaries rarely remain static," she
said. "Employers may have a reduc
be left to the discretion of each organi
zation. The resolution will be submitted to
the Pan-Hellenic Council for approval
at their next meeting.
Josh Busby, Chi Psi recycling coor
dinator, said he and Susan Comfort, a
member of Pi Beta Phi, were producing
a guide titled "The Guide to Minimum
Environmental Impact For Greek
The guide will outline improved
methods for recycling and ways to
conserve in resources such as electric
ity, he said.
president to end the Persian Gulf War
and to send support to U.S. troops in the
"I think it's a start," said SEAC co
chairwoman Lisa Abbott. "I think it's a
chance for people to feel like they have
SEAC members will be handing out
information about the president's energy
policy, she said.
SEAC has done most of its work on
environmental issues although it sup
ports all three objectives. The group
hopes to send letters to the energy
committees of both houses of Congress
because both are reviewing Bush's
National Energy Strategy.
Abbott said SEAC strongly opposed
the president's plan. "Essentially, it calls
pursue parking remedies
many businesses in the central business
and insufficient short-term park
ing sites available in the area.
A two-hour parking limit in the
town's municipal lot has already been
implemented in response to student use,
officials said. In response to students
parking in private lots, the report rec
ommends that businesses use better
signs and increase lot monitoring.
The town should explore the possi
bility of purchasing land for municipal
parking and develop a plan to get the
maximum use out of existing parking
structures and future developments, a
committee member said.
Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird said the
board should act on the committee's
findings when the town staff presents a
plan for implementing them.
"It's up to this board," Kinnaird said.
tion in force (number of workers) over
a period of time. Salaries tend to in
crease. We don't want to be ahead of
the market, but we do want to remain
with the market."
The Triangle area is an attractive
location in which to live. Many young
adults choose to live here, Crotts said.
"I don't know if we'll have the
economic boom that we had a few
years ago," she said. "But I think we're
in a better position to weather eco
nomic storms than a lot of other
Chapel Hill Town Council member
Roosevelt Wilkerson said the council
needed to be cautious about Crotts
"I think we need to take a look at
our wage structure, especially in light
of the economy," Wilkerson said. "We
need to hold our salaries in line, maybe
not to an extreme as a wage freeze, but
something very close to that.
"We've got some serious times in
front of us. Our projections have been
off, and we have based our budget on
these projections. In light of those
projections being so far off, I think we
need to tighten our belts."
The resolution calls for the expansion
of any present recycling efforts, in
cluding trying to recycle newspapers,
bottles, cans, plastics, cardboard and
computer paper, he said.
Comfort said response to the resolu
tion had been very positive.
"We want the UNC Greek system to
be a model for other Greek houses," she
The resolution also encourages fra
ternities to create an interim post this
semester to initiate the expansion of
each group's recycling program.
Busby said the new conservation
for increasing everything on the supply
side and doing nothing to halt the de
mand," she said. The domestic pro
duction of oil would increase, she said.
"If the Senate hears that people around
the country are appalled that we do
nothing to curb our consumption, then I
think they're going to be in a position
where they have to act," she said.
SEAC co-chairman Dav id B iggs said
the time was right for expressing feel
ings about energy. "I think that this time
of all times is crucial for people to voice
their concerns on the energy policy," he
Abbott said SEAC agreed with the
peace committee's position. "We are
certainly with the peace group in their
call for a cease-fire."
aged by smoke and water during the fire caused by an electrical
short in the Continental Cafe Saturday afternoon.
"I kndw that this board doesn't like to
bite the bullet on anything, but I think
The board should commit to doing
more than just studying the parking
problem, Kinnaird said.
'This is like the eighth (downtown
parking) study, but I think it's time for
this board to start doing something,"
Kinnaird said. "I think it's time to stop
worrying about short-term investments
and start worrying about long-term in
vestments." In response to Kinnaird's comments,
Alderman Tom Gurganus said the costs
and funding for a parking project also
would be important considerations.
"I appreciate what you're saying, but
I think this board is doing something,"
Gurganus said. "I'm committed to
keeping taxes down. Sometimes we are
biting the bullet by not doing things."
BCC conducts open roundtable
By Billy Stockard
Numbers don't mean everything
when it comes to the Black Cultural
Center's February roundtable discus
sions. Margo Crawford, BCC director, said
Wednesday that, although the
roundtable discussions haven't attracted
many participants, the people who have
attended them have learned a lot.
"I don't see them as successful in
terms of numbers," Crawford said."But
I enjoy doing them. I learn a lot more
than I give. You're really getting to the
pulse of a lot of these issues."
The roundtable discussions have
taken place in February as part of Black
History Month, Crawford said. They
are held every weekday in the BCC
from noon to 1 :30 p.m. Sessions held on
Tuesdays are repeated at 4 p.m. to give
more people an opportunity to attend,
Topics vary from session to session,
and everyone is welcome to attend, she
"Roundtable discussions give us an
opportunity to focus on key issues that
relate to black culture and the black
experience," Crawford said. "They are
useful as springboards for dialogue
office will not be created until fall 1 99 1
to allow time for the book to be produced.
Busby said he and Comfort got the
idea for the resolution while attending a
Student Environmental Action Coalition
Speakers at the conference suggested
ways members could make a positive
impact on the environment in their local
communities, Busby said.
"There were numerous suggestions,"
"Then we thought it would be valu
able for sororities and fraternities as a
united group to make conservation
N.C. Hwy. 54 widening
By Cheryl A. Herndon
Members of the Orange County
Board of Commissioners spoke in
opposition to the state's plans of
widening N.C. Hwy. 54 at a meeting
The proposed widening would cover
a 20-mile section from interstates 85
and 40 in Burlington to the N.C. 54
Bypass in Carrboro.
The cost of the project is estimated
at more than $48 million. The project
is scheduled to begin in 1 99 1 , provided
funding is available.
In a feasibility study of the state
Department of Transportation (DOT),
prepared by the Division of Highways,
officials say the improvement of N.C.
54 is necessary to provide adequate
capacity for existing and future traffic
The same report lists possible
negative environmental impacts of the
proposed widening, including the loss
of forest land, relocation of 96 resi
dences and eight businesses, increased
noise levels and possible impacts on
the Cane Creek and University Lake
Marvin Collins, the DOT planning
director, said both the Carrboro Board
of Aldermen and the Orange County
Planning Board adopted resolutions in
opposition to the N.C. 54 project.
Commissioner Stephen Halkiotis
asked Collins why the DOT felt it
Donation allows Ackland
td operate through March
By JoAnn Rodak
An anonymous gift to the Ackland
Art Museum will allow the museum to
remain open until the end of March, if
the museum receives the money.
The museum has had financial diffi
culty since reopening in December 1 990
after undergoing three years of reno
vations, which cost $3 million.
Charles Millard, Ackland director,
said he was told last week by a group of
people that fhey would make an
anonymous $1,600 donation to the
museum, but Ackland has not received
the money yet.
The museum has enough money now
to operate on a reduced schedule until
the end of February.
Millard said he would ask the donors
for the money at the end of the month.
"That's enough to contract guards for
one month on a limited basis."
The museum is funded through en
dowments from the National Endow
ment for the Arts and private endow
ments, in addition to the University
The gift may allow Ackland to remain
open up to six weeks longer, he said.
"The situation changes from minute to
Millard said he hoped the museum
would begin receiving donations from
"We're hoping to solicit enough do
about key issues that relate to the black
Michael Caldwell, a sophomore who
attended Tuesday's discussion, said he
thought the low turnout stemmed from
a lack of interest in racial issues.
"A lot of people aren't going to be
interested in a program dealing with
race relations," Caldwell said. "For
whatever reason, there's not a lot of
interest. It's sad because this is some
thing that would be very beneficial."
The last time the BCC held the dis
cussions series was in the fall of 1989,
Crawford said. A discussion was held
each week and was led by Wilford
Wilson, a retired Durham lawyer.
More people attended those sessions,
Crawford said. "We really did have
more two years ago."
The BCC did not have enough staff
members to hold the series last year,
Crawford led Tuesday's discussion
on the psychological dimensions of
racism. Material for the session came
from the book Black Skin, White Masks,
by Frantz Anon.
Anon, a native of Martinique, wrote
about interracial marriage from his own
perspective as a black man who married
a white woman. He separated blacks
' into three categories in his book,
practices. Susan and I hope to be an
information clearing house for them,
although we have got a lot to learn
The resolution also suggests that
during spring rush members incorporate
recycling into the responsibilities of
pledges. Pairs of pledges could be as
signed daily recycling duties by the
recycling coordinator and the pledge
Ted Townsend, IFC representative
for Delta Upsilon, said his fraternity
supported the resolution. "There is a lot
of support within the chapter," he said.
necessary to widen N.C. 54.
"I haven't met one person who's in
favor of this widening of 54," he said.
"Nobody seems to know who wants
this, other than DOT ... Is there some
secret here we don't know?"
Commissioner Alice Gordon sug
gested removing the issue all together.
"I would request that they go as far
as removing it from the Transporta
tion Improvement Plan," she said. "We
could save this money and put it into
nations until the situation in the state
eases a bit," he said. "In the long run, we
hope to have unrestricted endowment."
Three guard positions have been fro
zen for a year because of the state budget
cuts. The museum needs five guards at
all times to provide adequate security.
One of the guard positions frozen
because of the state hiring freeze was
recently unfrozen, Millard said. The
University also has fulfilled a promise
to fill another guard position.
With the two unfrozen positions, the
museum now has four full-time guards
and will be able to modify its schedule.
But the museum needs nine and a half
guards to operate on a full schedule,
Millard said. Museum officials have
not yet revised the museum's schedule.
Five new galleries that have been
closed during renovations are scheduled
to open during the first week of March,
Millard said. There will be two private
viewings March 1 and 2, and a public
opening March 3.
Beginning the first week of March,
the museum's hours may be reduced to
13 per week. The museum's hours of
operation since Feb. 1 are Wednesday '
through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and
Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor for busi
ness and finances, said no other Uni
versity establishments were threatened
to close because of finances. "I haven't
heard of any curtailments in terms of
The first are the "core blacks," who
do not become assimilated into white
culture and are not successful. Second
are the "peripheral blacks," who are
part of the black and white worlds.
Third are the "marginal blacks," who
Anon defined as "the little brown white
people." These are the blacks who wear
the masks and wish to be white,
"He said that in order to be successful
outside of the black world, you've got
to do something to confront racism,"
she said. "Racism only exists in an
Next Tuesday's discussion, which
also will be led by Crawford, will focus
on multicultural education.
Caldwell said the session based on
Anon's book also focused on the use of
racist language. It's easy for a white
person to hurt a black person with only
words, he said.
Overcoming racism takes under
standing, respect and an effort to get to
know and appreciate other people's dif
ferences, he said.
The last roundtable discussion will
be held March 1 and will be led by Tera
Hunter, a history instructor. A reception
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