The essence of freedom is understanding
Volume 15, Number 2, BLACK STUDENT MOVEMENT OH ICIAL NFWSPAfHR University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill APRIL 29, 1982
Black Ink funds cut
Soup Kitchen by Frank Carl Clarkson takes top prize
. . .Ayana results on page 4
ROTC, a personal challenge
Special to the Ink
I CHALLENGE YOU!
"A personal challenge . . . an opportunity to lead . . . an unlorgettableexperience." This
underlines the basic concepts of Army ROTC.
Now, students from UNC-CH, North Carolina Central and Duke participate in the prog
ram available right on the campus of Duke University. The program consists of a variety of
military science courses ranging from organizational behavior and tactics to history and
military law, all of which earns four hours of credit. The student has a chance to develop an
appreciation for subjects ranging from leadership, international law, management and ethic
tactics, land navigation, first aid and Soviet military development. Students tKen integrate all
these levels of understanding in order to apply them to the individual soldier.
Along with two courses per semester, the advanced cadet is required to attend a w'eekly
ninety minute lab in which he applies and practices the knowledge he has gained from the
classroom. The blocks of laboratory instruction consist of drill and ceremony, weapons
employment and military communications. Each cadet serves as an assistant instructor for at
least one lab each semester. This gives him a chance to analyze and construct his own logical
method of training men and women in the U.S. Army. High standards of physical fitness with
a view toward the total person is also stressed.
Before completion of the cadet's final year of Army ROTC, he has the opportunity to attend
a six-week advanced camp at Fort Bragg. Over 3,000 cadets meet here from all over the
United States to further develop military skills and leadership abilites. Under constant
evaluation by their peers and active duty Army cadre, cadets rotate leadership positions.
Many serve in the chain of command as high as company level, which means they will be
in charge of some two hundred and fifty people. The evaluation consists primarily of the
cadet's attitude and ability to effectively lead troops. When the cadet completes this very
rigorous and demanding camp, he returns to his college to help prepare the junior cadets for
the camp scheduled for the following summer. Thus, the cycle is perpetuated.
Throughout the semester ROTC training cadets visit Fort Bragg to learn more about the
Army that they as future second Lieutenants will lead. For his motivation, hard work and
achievements, the advanced ROTC cadets receive a basic subsistence of one hundred
dollars per month. The real reward is that ROTC teaches the cadets a great deal about
themselves. "Be all you can be" is far more than just a motto . . . sounds like a challenge to
For more information contact: Major Ned Covington, or call West Duke Building, Duke
University, Durham, N.C. 684-5895. (CALL COLLECT)
You may also contact Kovac R. Bynum, 352 FHinton james, 933-4433 orany other students
who are cross-enrolling (taking academics at UNC-CH & Army ROTC at Duke). That's right,
the one's who are walking around campus wearing those green uniforms!!!
Though they had originally requested
$10,167, only $8,910 was appropriated to
the Black Student Movement for the 1982-
83 academic year.
The largest fund cuts made were from the
Some members of the Campus Governing
Council (CGC) said that the Black Ink was
not an economic means of disseminating
news to BSM members. A proposal for a
BSM newsletter was launched by Dan Bry
son of District 1 9. Bryson said the cost of the
Ink did not justify the need.
"It's a point of fact that the Black Ink has
had a bad track rcord," Bryson said. "How
long do we go on the assumption that it's
going to be better the next year. "
Bryson proposed that $2,000 be alloted
for a Black Student Movement letter which
would be mailed to all BSM members, there
by eliminating much of the printing and
Other members of the council, however,
opposed the newsletter on the basis that all
the int'ormation would consequently be de
nied to all those who were not BSM mem
"The BSM has not asked for a newsletter,"
said lames Exum of district 15. "They asked
for a newspaper."
Exum said that the Black Ink was not just
for BSM members, but for all students.
Representative Vince Steele added that
the Ink served a very necessary function.
"The idea of proposing $2,000 fora twper
of its constituency is ludicrous," Steele said.
Councilmembers Mike Vandenberg,
Mark Clinard and David McKinnon also
spoke on behalf of the Ink which was alloted
$6,000 for the next fiscal year,
CGC representative Allan Chiulli of dis
trict seven agreed that subsequent funding
was a definite possibility for the Ink. Chiulli
voted in favor of Black Ink's funding.
"I'm very much in favor of it," he said. "I
feel very strongly that once it is functioning
smoothly the Ink will be able to move back
to full t'unding."
Treasurer Anthony Hughes said that even
with the loss of $1,600 Black Ink would
attempt to produce I 2 issues, but that he did
not feel 12 quality issues could be printed
"We'll have to try to survive and may have
to reduce production to 10 issues," Hughes
The proposal for the Martin Luther King
celebration was much more successful. The
$250 requested for films and speakers which
was to be sponsored in cooperation with
other organizations was denied during the
BSM hearing but later reinstated.
Representative Exum, former executive
assistant to the BSM chairperson, proposed
amendments to fund the MLK celebration
and to grant full funding to the Ink. The Ink
BSM Chairperson Wende Watson agreed
with Hughes that there would still be some
type of celebration for King regardless of the
Watson said, "Because of the stature of
Martin Luther King, I think blacks in particu
lar must recognize his birthday as a national
holiday for us. However, it should not be just
for us. I think there are whites who recognize
the contributions of Martin Luther Kmg
nationally and internationally."
As was expected, there was controv ersy as
to the religious nature of the BSM Gospel
Choir. Based on some dubious comments
made by individuals in the choir, religious
symbols used in their advertising and the
large ratio of churches at which the members
perform, some CGC members felt that sup
porting the choir would violate a rule that
prohibits the funding of political and reli
,M'ter a short debate, however, full funding
was granted. Because the religious nature of
the choir is a recurring issue at CGC hear
ings, Watson plans to meet with the choir to
make clarifications on their role within the
Watson said that the refunding of the Gos
pel Choir was [partially due to the lobbying
efforts of the Central Committee. She said
special meetings had been set u[5 just to talk
about strategy to deal with the choir.
In addition, a meeting of all the subgroup
heads has been planned for Mav 1 to orient
new officers to their relationshif) to the entire
organization in an effort to avoid future mis
understanding on the |)art of individual sub
group members, Watson said.
"I am not totally pleased with the alloca
tion of funds to the BSM," Watson said.
"However, I feel there was enough fairness
in their decisions to leave opportunities for
supplemental requests if necessary."
Approximately 100 BSM members
attended the April 17 hearing.
Inside the INK
Choir guilty as charged page 2
Senior stresses academics page 3
Ayana contest winners pagP 4
Green speaks on race relations page 5