North Carolina Newspapers

September 1, 1971 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Volume 3, Number 1
Welcome Black Freshman
Approximately three hundred fifty
new black students have arrived at the
University this year. These students are
being treated to something no other
entering class of Black Freshmen have
been treated to. That is that they (or at
least half of them) were brought up ahead
of the .rest of the freshman class to
participate in Black Pre-orientation.
Black pre-orientation is a new brain
child of Kelly Alexander, formerly in the
the department of Student Affairs. The
Program has been a success as these
photographs convey.
Speaking to the students in the
following photographs are Kelly
Alexander, H.B. Renwick. and Harry
The remaining freshmen were
expected to arrive on Wednesday for
regular orientation.
Freshmen's Views
of Carolina
I r
by David Florence
at Carolina in a strenuous effort to
destroy the barriers which institutional
racism creates.”
“Compromise is an essential tool in the
solution of problems, and 1 think all
blacks at Carolina need to realize this.”
“Being a predominately white institution,
Carolina has presented a challenge to me.
Primarily, 1 have become more aware of
my blackness because in a University with
such an immense number of whites it is
easy to lose one’s identify.”
“I’m going to try to get it together with
other blacks, because by helping and
working with other. I’ll improve myself.
1 think these statements would back up
the statement that “Freshmen aren’t as
dumb as they seem.” 1 think all blacks
can benefit from their views.
The Black Ink has taken interviews of
various black students, pertaining to their
impressions of Carolina. These views are
varied and are composed of ideas and
ideologies. We present a few of them to
’’Like right now 1 don’t know what I’m
going to get out of Carolina.
Contradiction and diversion are strong
between the brothers.”
“Life at Carolina is a very unique
experience, not only in the aspects of
honor and pride but as to further an
education and help the community as
well as the whole world.”
“1 see each and every black freshman here
Alexander Greets Freshmen
Kelly Alexander, organizer of Black
pre-orientation, thinks that this year’s
freshman class will be more involved with
campus happenings than have previous
classes. In an interview with Mr.
Alexander recently he was quoted as
saying that he doubted that anyone could
pull any bullshit on this Mr.
Alexander also said that a new
pre-orientation was a means of getting the
“brothers and sisters” together.
When questioned about a comment he
had made to this reporter about the
NAAC'P, Mr. Alexander replied that,
“Any Black students who want to
organize an NAA('P chapter on this
campus to work with the voter
registration, voter education, etc., would
not be a block but would be useful to the
Alexander, former assistant in student
affairs, is now working and living in
Raleigh. He has held several positions on
the campus in the last few years including
that of special a.ssistant to the registrar.
Kelly is a native of Charlotte and a
Political Science major.
Coach Lovingood
on Mickey Nickerson
by Gail Brandon
Sports Reporter
A Junior from Lenoir, North Carolina,
Midkey Hickerson is unusual in the fact
that he is the first Black to be on u
baseball team at UNC. He is not incapable
of playing in the least. His skill fits riglit
in with his other teammates. Thougli
Mickey is only an average hitter and
thrower, he has exceptional speed.
Besides being one of the team's best
players, Mickey Hickerson is respected
not only by his teammates, but also by
his opponents. Mickey has no definite
plans for professional baseball, but he
definitely has the potential.
Harry Jones Replaces
Alexander in Student Affairs
Harry Jones, a junior transfer student
from Southern Pines Community College,
where he was student body president, has
replaced Kelly Alexander in the Office of
Student Affairs. In talking with Jones,
this reporter learned that he wishes to
erase the image that Alexander created
while holding that position. Jones has
indicated that he will work pro-Black
Student Movement in trying to solve the
problems of the black students on this
In meeting with the black freshment
who came up for black orientation, Jones
advised them to get involved with the
University and to make this University
their University.
Jones can be reached at the South end
of Steele Building in his office there. If
any black freshman, or any black
upperclassman for that matter, has a
problem he should take it to Harry and The staff of Black Ink and the editor
see if the both of them can find a wish to congratulate Harry on his new
solution. position.

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