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Volume 103, Issue 72
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BSM Says Hike Poor
Idea, Students Need
BY KATIE TYSON
The Black Student Movement took a
resounding stance against the proposed
s4ootuition increase at a meeting Wednes
An overwhelming majority of the 75
members present voted against the pro
posed tuition hike. BSM President Ladell
Robbins will present the group’s position
today at a round table discussion with
members of the Board of Trustees.
Robbins said Wednesday’s meeting was
the group’s first serious discussion of the
issue. “We are new in the whole tuition
“At the Board ofT rustees meeting (Sept.
7), no black students were on the panel to
give feedback,” Robbins said. “At that
point, I knew that we needed to make the
members of the black community aware of
Some students present said they had not
seen enough information about the issue.
“The people most in the know have
done a good job keeping the information
from students, ” said Fred Wherry, a senior
from Rock Hill, S.C.
Harold Wallace, vice chancellor for
university affairs, attended the meeting at
Robbins’ request to give information on
the proposed tuition increase.
Wallace said he was concerned about
Achy lst Poked to Lead BCC
History of the Sonja H.
Stone Black Caltoral
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■ July 1988 Black cultural center
opens in an interim office inside the
Student Union. The University hires
Margo Crawford as the first cfirector.
■ October 1991 UNC Board of
Trustees name the black cultural
center in honor of Sonja Haynes
Stone, a UNC Afro-American studies
professor and leading advocate of the
BCC, who died in August.
■ January 1994 Margo Crawford,
the center's first director, resigns and
a director search committee is
formed. Harold Wallace takes over as
interim director, and the BCC hires its
first programming director. UNC
graduate student Michelle Thomas.
■ May 1994 UNC graduate student
Ellington Graves replaces Michelle
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Still Undefeated: UNC's
field hockey squad shut out
Duke 3-0 Wednesday in
Durham, marking the Tar
Heels' 31st straight victory
over the Blue Devils.
Sports, Page 15
"Slow Down!” Students at
a Wednesday night forum
urged the Board of Trustees
to deliberate further on the
proposed S4OO tuition
University News, Page 3
UNC’s slip in rankings and the way in
which the slip was linked to faculty sala
ries. “We just did not have the resources
within the University to compete with other
universities,” he said. “Rankings do mat
ter.” Wallace added that passing the hike
could be a dangerous precedent. “The real
question is whether our friends in the leg
islature will see this as a precedent.”
Currently, 32.6 percent of UNC stu
dents receive financial aid on a “need"
basis. Robbins said he feared many UNC
students would have a tough time footing
“The reasons for this increase are legiti
mate,” he said. "So many students are
working now as it is. It is a big stretch to ask
students to come up with even more
Out-of-state students said they feared
the proposed increase would slap them
with an even larger bill.
“I feel like it will put a significant bur
den on myself and my family,” said Deana
Davis, a sophomore from New Jersey. “I
came here because UNC was a prestigious
university. I can go to Rutgers in my back
yard for the same amount of money.”
Robbins said he thought the burden
should fall on state taxpayers because UNC
is a state institution.
“North Carolina’s economy is looking
pretty good right now,” he said. “The
money is out there.”
■ Gerald Horne, a UC-Santa
Barbara professor who ran for U.S.
Senate in 1992, says he is waiting for
BY JAMES LEWIS
As the fierce public fight for a free-standing Sonja H.
Stone Black Cultural Center slips into the background
and fund raising for the $7 million building is at a near
standstill, a lawyer, history scholar and former U.S.
Senate candidate from California is set to take over as
director next January.
Gerald Home, a professor ofhistory and black studies
at the University of California at Santa Barbara, ac
cepted the position as the center’s director last week. The
position has been vacant since the center’s first director,
Margo Crawford, resigned in January 1994.
Home must receive a tenured professor’s position
from UNC to take the job. Currently, the history depart
ment and the African and Afro-American Studies cur
riculum are reviewing his credentials and work.
“I have accepted. They have not accepted me yet,”
Home said from Zimbabwe on Wednesday. “I’ve agreed.
The ball is in their court.”
Home, 45, anative of St. Louis, is currently a Fulbright
Scholar studying at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare.
Interim Provost Dick Richardson said he received the
Mickey with a Twist
Two local cartoonists, Kevin Dixon
and Eric Knisley, have sketched a
strip with lots of spunk and sass.
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Will It Hurt You?
Find out how
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threatens to cut
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TODAY: Partly cloudy; high 80s.
TUESDAY: Chance of showers; high 80s.
There is nothingfor a case of nerves like a case of beer.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,1995
A student speaks against the proposed tuition hike at the Black Student Movement meeting in Chase Hall's Upendo
Lounge on Wednesday. BSM members will state their position on the issue at today's Board of Trustees discussion.
recommendation from the director’s search committee,
headedby economics ProfessorSandyDarity,last month.
“He’s been accepted based on the recommendation
of the search committee, and the chancellor and I enthu
siastically accepted the recommendation,” Richardson
Richardson said Home was a candidate for a joint
appointment from both departments and could begin
the job as early as January.
“I’m hopefiil we can have something to him by the
end of October,” he said. “We let the departments
follow their own schedule and their own time in order to
make a good solid judgment.”
Richard Soloway, chairman of the history depart
ment, said a four-member committee had been formed
to review Home’s work. He said he expected a recom
mendation from the group by Thanksgiving.
If Home is appointed to a professorship he will take
the helm of the BCC at a crucial time in the center’s
development. The center was allocated space in the
Student Union in the summer of 1988. After some of the
most intense political protest since the 1960s to obtain a
free-standing center, officials today are making plans to
relocate the center into a 53,000 square-foot building to
be built adjacent to the Bell Tower and Coker Woods.
Home also will arrive as the fund-raising campaign
for the center is flagging, with only $l.B million of the
needed $7 million dollars raised during the past two
years. Over half of those funds have already been spent
on architectural expenses.
Countdown to an Execution
As the scheduled execution of Phillip Lee Ingle approaches, lawyers continue to debate the effect of his schizo-affective
disorder on his status. Ingle's sister initiated and rescinded a last-minute appeal this week,
while Central Prison officals prepared for Friday’s 2 a.m. execution.
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The neatness, order and plainness ot this bed contrast sharply with the fact that, barring a last-minute call from
the governor, Phillip Lee Ingle will be strapped down on this gurney and executed at 2 a.m. Friday.
Gerald Home has published a number of
academic books and articles.
“We’re just not moving as rapidly as we need to get
funding,” Richardson said. “Ifhecomesin January he’s
going to be spending a great deal of time on that.”
Home said he wanted to be very involved in the
mortar-and-bricks fund-raising aspect of the new center’s
“I’m both excited and enthusiastic about coming.
One of the top priorities will be raising funds for the
building,” he said. “So I imagine that will be a top
See HORNE, Page 2
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BY LILLIE CRATON
AND STEPHEN LEE
Low attendance at Wednesday night’s
Student Congress meeting forced Student
Body President Calvin Cunningham to
agree to a voting change so the body could
appropriate student fluids.
Because of a procedural change in fund
ing, three-fourths of congress members
must vote for an appropriation before it
congress to pass
with only a two
thirds vote. Less
than the required
three-fourths of rep
present at the meet
“This is asking
me to do something
which congress has
asked me to do,”
“The only reason
I’m signing it is not
Rep. AARON NELSON
opposed a bill
forbidding students to
be members of the
Honor Court and the
Supreme Court at the
to do congress a favor but to do student
groups a favor.”
Congress failed to get the two-thirds
majority required to pass a bill that would
appropriate $3,600 to the Carolina Ath
Congress debated funding the CAA for
about 45 minutes before voting. The orga
nization had received a large sum in the
annual budget, and many representatives
were opposed to increasing their funds.
New Student Congress Ethics Com
mittee Chairman Steve Oljeski argued that
additional funding for the CAA was not
needed. “This is a waste of student funds in
my opinion,” he said. “I don’t think they
should get anything.”
The chairman ofthe Ethics Committee,
Trong Nguyen, submitted his resignation
to congress. He left to take a job with the
Canadian government. A unanimous vote
installed Stephen Oljeski in the vacant po
A bill which limited student participa
tion in multiple branches of student gov
ernment waspassed. The bill was designed
to clarify the rights of student government
participants to serve in more than one
capacity. One of the most hotly-debated
issues revolved around whether a student
should serve on both the Honor Court and
student Supreme Court.
Nelson argued that no limits should be
placed on student participation in the
“The Supreme Court and the Honor
Court are two separate entities with totally
separate appeal processes,” he said. “I be
lieve there is no conflict if you serve on
As passed, the bill implies certain re
strictions on court justices without placing
Phillip Lee Ingle is scheduled to die
Friday morning in Central Prison
for the murders of two elderly couples,
but controversy over Ingle’s mental
health caused his sister to file and re
tract a last-minute court motion to halt
Tina Ingle Thompson filed a motion
in Rutherford County court late Tues
day, requesting that Ingle’s execution
be stayed because he is not mentally
competent enough to choose death.
Ingle became the first person inNorth
Carolina to refuse all appeals and choose
to die. He has called the execution “state
A hearing was scheduled for 9:30
a.m. in Rutherford County Superior
Court. However, Thompson announced
Wednesday that after speaking to her
brother, she would not continue her
Thompson blamed attorneys in the
case for coercing her into filing the re
port. Kenneth Rose filed Thompson's
See EXECUTION, Page 5
STORY BY ERICA BESHEARS
AND ROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIK PEREL