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1 February 22, 1979 BI.AC’K STUDENT MOVEMENT OFFICIAI.NEWSPAPER University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Vol. U Number^
Financial aid outlook bleak for summer school
SHARO YN MARSHAIX
Perhaps you’ve heard that there will be
no financial aid awarded for Summer
School Session I. According to Wiliam M.
Geer, Director of Student Aid, this is
essentially true. Funds will be allocated,
but m a very limited way.
Students in programs that require
summer attendaqnce, such as Nursing,
are the only ones that can be funded for the
The financial aid office is not to blame
for this, however. Geer stated that “until
this year, the need of every student has
been funded according to the needs
analyzed.” This year, the federal National
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NCCXJ hosts media symposiiim
By LINDA A. BROWN
The Media-Joumalism Conmittee of
The Department of English at North
Carolina Central University in
Durham, will hold a symposium en
titled Minorltiea And llie Media, on
Sunday through Thursday, Feb. lR-22.
Georgia State Senator Julian Bond
will speak in B J'l. Duke auditiorium at 4
p.m. on Sunday and on Monday and
Tuesday films will be presented.
Monday's film will be held in the
Alfonso Elder Student Union Lounge at
7:30, and is entitled. Black History:
IxMt, Stolen or Strayed. Tuesday’s film
The Klananun, starring O.J. Simpson
and Richard Burton will be held in B.N.
Duke auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, a panel discussion.
Covering Minority News will be held in
310-311 Farris-Newton Building at 10
a.m. This discussion will include
personalities such as Beverly Burke of
WTVD, Milton Jordan of The Charlotte
Observer, Alison Howard of The
Durham Morning Herald and UNC
journalism professor Harry Amana.
Also on Wednesday a panel
discussion, The Media and The
Stereotypes, will be held at 2 p.m. in
rooms 310-311 Farrison-Newton
building. Among the panelists will be
Dr. Bishetta Merritt-Williams of the
UNC RTVMP Department.
Finally on Wednesday syndicated
columist and producer Tony Brown of
Tony Brown’s JoamaL, will apeak at 8
p.m. at the B.N. Duke Auditorium.
Another panel discussion will be held
Thursday in the Alfonso Elder Student
Union lounge at 9:30 a.m. Personalities
in this discussion will be Vivian
Edmonds, publisher of The Carolina
Times, Ernest H. Pitt, publisher d The
Winstoo^lem Chronicle and Tom
Jervay, publisher of The WUmln^oo
Direct Student Loan reduced UNC’s funds
by $1 million, a significant number in the
determining of final awards. Funds for the
1st session depend on last year’s secaid
session and the 1978-79 academic year. The
amount of funding therefore was a direct
result of spendings from the 1978-79 fiscal
Last year’s summer session students
used $300,000 more for 1978 than in any
previous summer (an added reduction for
this year’s funds).
Because the government uses the fiscal
year, no funds will be available for the
school until July 1st (thr first day of the
fiscal year). UNC has used all the money
available for this year which as Geer
added, “was not even enough for this
Many students have felt the pinch in this
year’s financial aid awards, including the
Basic Educational Opportunity Grants
(BEOG). Last May the office of education
decided to monitor all BEOG applications.
■Rie result was the backlogging of over 1
million applications in the Iowa City
processing. In December, there were
495,000 forms still throughout the nation
because information from parents was
At this point approximately 120 students
here have not been funded. Causes were
the $1 million reduction and-or the
monitering of applications, which were
often prolonged because of insufficient
information from parents and students.
A third factor in the limiting of funds is
inflation. “Costs here have risen by a
million dollars, at the time our funds were
decreased by |1 million,” stated Geer.
The $1 million cutback has affected
financing to such a great extent that the
school has had to depend on College
Foundation Loans, which cost a student 7
percent interest. UNC has previously
depoided on National Direct Student
Loans who charges students only 3 percent
Eligibility for receiving financial aid has
also changed. A new rule in federal law
states that a student is not eligible for
federal money unless that student is
making “satisfactory progress toward a
degree,” i.e., a student flunking out is not
■eligible for funds under federal law.
Therefore students with QPA’s that make
them ineligible to return in the fall, cannot
receive funds to attend either term during
the 1970 summer session.
Geer reminds all students of the March 1
deadline for accepting financial aid ap
plications. The financial aid office will
accept applications from any student but
the number of students that will receive
funds during first session will be limited.
Gay Forum Thursday
Tlie first in a series of Black Student
Movement forums will examine the
delicate and controversial subject of
homosexuality, particularly as it applies
“A Choice of Struggles?”, co-sponsored
with the Human Sexuality Information and
Counseling Service and the Carolina Gay
Association, will be held (xi Thursday
night, Feb. 22 in Upendo.
The forum will feature gay Blade
students from the area who will share their
preceptions of gay lifestyles, “the coming
out” process and their unique problems as
Black gays. A discussion period will
Miss Black Ink
By MYRA BLUE
Applications for the Miss Black Ink
pageant will be available on Hiursday,
Participants will be judged in the areas
of gown, talent, and an essay on why there
should be a Black newspaper on campus.
Also there is a $3.00 entry fee which can be
paid by the participant or her sponsor.
This year, constestants will be asked to
do pledges which will not be included as
part d the judging.
TTiere will be an award for the one
raising the highest amount of money.
Ihe judges will include four faculty
nembers and David R. Squires, Black Ink
Other BSM Forums to be held this
semester include a discussion concerning
the Daily Tar Heel’s coverage of the Black
community, the relationship between
North and South Campus Blacks, and the
relationship between Black and Indian
AU forums are open to the general