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Volume 12, Number 3
Carolina Gay And Lesbian Association Newsletter
Never utter these words:
do not know this, therefore is is false. ”
One must study to know, know to understand,
and understand to judge.
UNC Administration Issues AIDS Guidelines
The General Administration of the
University of North Carolina has issued
recommended guidelines for the handling of
AIDS cases on its 16 constituent campuses.
A Jan. 17 memorandum signed by UNC Presi
dent William Friday was sent to UNC-CH
Chancellor Christopher Fordham.
The 4-page memo announced a meeting at
each campus with a team of specialists
equipped to assist the chancellors and
their colleagues in dealing with the
subject of Acquired Immune Deficiency
The memo urges Fordham to appoint "a
standing advisory committee of senior
representatives from...the areas of
Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and
personnel." It also suggests designating
"one senior administration official to
serve as the exclusive spokesperson for
the campus" to answer any questions about
campus policies and practices related to
the AIDS epidemic.
Friday’s memo lists basic policies for
the chancellors which are to be "adopted,
publicized, and implemented" on the UNC
1. Each campus will conduct "an on
going educational campaign" to provide
2. People infected with the AIDS virus
will not be excluded from enrollment or
employment unless judgements in individual
cases establish this is "necessary to the
welfare of the individual or...of other
members of the University community.
3. Persons who are infected with the
AIDS virus are urged to share the informa
tion with Student Health. The information
will then be sent to the chancellor in
order to implement these policies.
4. Persons who suspect that they are
infected are urged to seek expert medical
5. The University will observe and
publicize guidelines for the handling of
blood and body fluids. '
Friday urges the chancellors to pur
chase bulk quantities of an American
College Health Association pamphlet on
AIDS and includes a copy of UNC’s official
response to AIDS [see accompanying article
in this issue].
Friday's assistant, Richard Robinson,
is in charge of this policy.
For Your Own Sakes, Learn My Name
My mother is Joanna, a woman of
strength and determination. Her gifts to
^e are a sharp tongue, a slicing wit, and
boldness in the face of adversity. Her
mother was Charlotte, a high yellow.
Charlotte raised 14 children in rural
North Carolina and counseled her 8
daughters to steer away from this path.
Herman was her husband. He worked his
land while Charlotte raised her children.
He drove a truck when the land provided
too little. He died old and alone in a
My father is Robert. He has picked
cotton, raced cars, played in a jazz band,
and worked as a janitor. He knows what it
Is to be hungry. He hasn't become quite
accustomed to the idea of being well
off." His gifts to me are tenacity and a
respect for hard work. My father's mother
worked as a domestic. I have never asked
her name. Calling her "Daddy's Moma
always seemed like enough. She died when
my father was a child. My grandfather
left before my father was born. His name
died with my grandmother. Big Moma took
in Robert, my father, her nephew. She
owned land in Huntersville, which she
refused to sell. It was insurance for her
children's future. Her husband was
Mr. Pete. He was a farmer and a gentle
My parents know who Jim Crow is and how
to keep Miss Ann and Mr. Charlie off their
backs. This is their power. Thev also
(see LEARN MY NAME on page 7)