BSM Invests in Future through the Freshman Class Committee
Freshman Class Committee 1986-87 (photo by Reubena Whitted)
Living on North
After being accepted into the Univer
sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
every student is given three choices as to
where he or she would like to live. Each
student may make three choices from the
twenty-nine residence halls on North cam
pus, Mid-campus or South campus. Over
whelmingly, the majority of black
students are assigned to a South campus
residence, particularly Hinton James,
Morrison or Ehringhaus residence halls.
Although the number of black
students on North campus has increased
to 245 there is still a very large racial
There are 133 blacks living in Craige,
103 living in Ehringhaus, 298 living in
Hinton James, and 265 blacks living in
In talking with blacks living on North
campus many choose to live there for
essentially the same reasons.
James Leach, a senior RTVMP ma
jor, chose to live in Mangum because of
its close proximity to the libraries and the
conducive studying atmosphere. Leach
felt that the long walk from South cam
pus discourages many people from
visiting on North campus so there are less
Marc Reid, a freshman Business ma
jor, agreed that proximity is the main
reason why he chose to live in Stacy.
Besides the accessibility of classes,
black students remain on North campus
for other reasons.
Robert Roulhac Jr., a senior
) RTVMP/Speech Communications major
remained on North campus because his
physically handicapped roommate had ac
cess to the ramps which are necessary for
him to maneuver his wheelchair.
Kevin Mason, a junior
Economics/Spanish major allowed a
classmate to fill out his housing contract
when he was a freshman because he had
not yet visited the campus. He remained
on North campus because of the vicinity.
When asked whether any of them felt
any racial tension because of the small
amount of blacks on North campus, all
replied they had felt none but that there
were few, if any activities geared toward
Mason added that he was frequently
the only black male at several of the mix
ers held by Graham.
The biggest drawback most of the
people interviewed had about North cam
pus was the small number of blacks liv
They felt that the long walk to South
campus is a large price to pay to visit
friends or attend social functions.
The vast majority of blacks don’t
know about social events until it’s too late
because of the lack of publicity that
reaches North campus.
Robert and James indicated that if
they were not affiliated with Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity, they would not be aware
of any events because the publicity never
reaches Grimes or Mangum.
The Black Student Movement recent
ly formed the North Campus Advisory
Committee to unify black students on
North campus and insure that publicity
reaches North campus.
Lisa Jones, a sophomore Biology ma
jor is the chairperson. At the first meeting
sub-groups were set up in each dorm and
enthusiasm was high.
In the future mixers will be set up and
there will be programs to make everyone
aware of the black population on North
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UNC’s black Fraternities had two
minute halves to school each other on the
Fetzer basketball courts November 16, at
the First Annual Kappa Alpha Psi Invita
tional Tournament as each Fraternity’s
court cheered for its team.
Tony Martin, senior political science
major from Stafford, Virginia and Theta
Omicron chapter polemarch, said that the
chapter had planned to have the tourna-
The Freshman Class Committee
seemed full of excitement and ready to get
plans for the future underway. To start the
meeting of the committee off, the
members of the FCC planned an informa
tion seminar. The seminar went quite well
for it to be set up in the few weeks they
had to prepare for it.
The Freshman Forum, which the
seminar was called, involved finding out
about fraternites, sororities, the Black Stu
dent Movement, campus organizations,
sports programs an^ other programs.
Eric Walker, co-ordinator and ad
visor for the FCC, told the group that they
were picked because they were “full of
innovation, willing to try something new,
easily adapted to the environment, and
possessed a lot of interest in building upon
the FCC and the BSM.”
Walker said he believes that these
select freshman hold the future leadership
roles of the BSM. Walker said the BSM
was willing to prepare Freshman and
undergraduates to take the place of the
seniors in the BSM Central Committee.
“Why?” tie asked the group.
“Because you all are the future of the
The Freshman Class Committee con
sists of Donna Epps, Angela Chadwick,
Keia Albright, Tonya Blanks, Renarta
Clanton, Jimmy Tanner, Tonya Locke,
and Taundra Woodard.
Epps is a Charlotte native who
graduated from West Charlotte High
School. Her Major is English —
Marketing or Sales Function.
Chadwick is from Kinston, N.C. and
A wing of suites in Carmichael
Residence Hall been set aside for a multf-
cultural experiential education program
called UNIT AS.
UNITAS is a student-government in-
titated program designed to promote
multi-cultural understanding through a liv
ing and learning arrangement in a
residence hall,” according to UNITAS
spokesperson Eileen Carlton.
Through a selection process, 47 UNC
UNITAS participants will be selected to
reside in Carmichael for the 1987-88
UNITAS is interested in people of all
ethnic and cultural backgrounds, said
Carlton. The primary focus of the pro
gram is directed towards undergraduates,
but graduate students will be considered.
Carlton said they were basically look
ing for students who could contribute
something to the program and take those
experiences out into the community.
Participants will live and learn
Fraternities Go to
ment last spring, but had scheduling
“We had good response. All the
black Fraternities are represented. We
sponsored the tournament to have greater
interaction between the fraternities. That
was our main goal,” he added.
Bringing up the rear is Alpha Phi
Alpha in fourth place; Phi Beta Sigma
bucketed third place; Omega Psi Phi
graduated from the School of Science and
Math. She intends to major in Biology.
Chadwick’s interests lie in jazz, theater,
watching basketball and playing the piano.
Albright is another member of the
FCC who graduated from West Charlotte
High School in Charlotte, N.C. Her ma
jor is business and she would like to at
tend Law School.
Blanks graduated from Hillsboro
High School in Clarkton, N.C. She plans
to major in Physical Therapy.
Clanton graduated from E.E. Smith
High School in Fayetteville, N.C. and
plans to major in Broadcast Journalism.
Tanner is a High Point native who
graduated from T. Wingate Andrews
High School. He plans to major in
Locke is from Raleigh. She graduated
from Jesse O. Sanderson High School.
She plans to go into accounting and has
an interest in poetry and art.
Woodard graduated from James B.
Dudley High School in Greensboro. Her
intended major is journalism.
Walker said that it was not an easy
decision to decide who would be on the
Freshman Class Committee. According to
Walker, all applicants were highly
However the eight selected seemed to
rise above the rest and now hold positions
that hold the future of the Black Student
Movement. The Black Student Movement
Central Committee welcomed the group
at its meeting November 5 and expressed
high interest in working with the en
thusiastic group of select freshmen.
together through a planned weekly
seminar under the supervison of two
faculty members for which they receive
three pass-fail credit hours per semester.
The seminars will include lectures by
faculty members on a variety of subjects
having to do witth cultural issues and
small group presentations by participants
on cultural issues.
Members will also be required to
keep a journal based on the class and out
side experiences. From this journal they
will write up a proposal for a research
paper having to do with some aspect of
the course at the end of the first semester,
adn at the end of the second semester they
will write up a completed version of this
To apply for UNITAS, interested
persons should pick up an application in
the Student Government Office, room 217
of the Student Union. They should be
turned in no later that Jan. 9, 1987 in the
UNITAS box in this office.
dribbled into second place while Kappa
Alpha Psi slammed its way to first place
in the double-elimination tournament. The
winners received a trophy and tee shirts.
The referees were chosen from
students who had worked with the UNC
Richard J. White, III
Assistant to the Editors
Living and Learning about Culture
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