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Volume 103, Issue 73
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Trustees Come But Don’t Listen
■ The BOT chairman says
regardless of student input,
trustees will approve a S4OO
tuition hike today.
Students. Loping to persuade the Board
of Trustees to delay a decision on the
proposed ,?400 tuition increase were given
an answer today by board representatives.
That answer was a resounding, “No.”
“I don’t want you or anyone in this
room to think it is disrespectful when we
act positively on this tomorrow, ” said BOT
Chairman Billy Armfield.
But Armfield, Vice Chairman William
Jordan and Board Secretary Anne Cates
said they felt responsible to the students
and thought that students should indeed
trust them to act in the best interests of the
“You’ve got to trust us because you
don’t know not to,” Armfield said.
Speaker of Student Congress Roy
Granato presented legislation passed by
that body early Thursday morning that
urged the trustees to delay their vote in
order to examine the ramifications of the
Vote on Hike Expected
At Today’s BOT Meeting
BY JAMES LEWIS
At a regular meeting of the UNC Board
of Trustees this morning in the Morehead
Building Faculty Lounge, trustees are ex
pected to consider a number of major rec
ommendations that could change the face
of the campus, including the proposed S4OO
tuition hike and the Kenan Stadium ex
After almost a month of debate over the
proposed S4OO tuition hike, the BOT is
expected to vote on the measure at its 8:30
The BOT’s Business and Finance Com
mittee favorably recommended the tuition
increase to the fall board for consideration
during a special teleconference last Friday.
At a Thursday evening meeting, mem
bers of the Business and Finance Commit
tee favorably recommended plans to add
7,000 seats to Kenan Stadium and aproject
to create a parking deck where the Bell
Tower parking lot is now located. The full
board is also expected to review the expan
sion projects at its meeting today.
Several trustees raised concerns about
the projects at the committee meeting, in
cluding preserving the natural beauty
around Kenan Stadium.
“I am very concerned about (cutting the
trees),” said trustee Anne Cates. “I have
Opens Door to
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES A bold defense
plan to ask O. J. Simpson’s jurors for an all
or-nothing verdict was snuffed out Thurs
day when the judge ruled the panel may
consider a lesser charge of second-degree
Arguing that the instruction will “un
dercut the defense,” attorney Gerald
Uelmen insisted the only options should
be guilty of first-degree murder or innocent
in the slashing deaths of Nicole Brown
Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
“It invites the jury to compromise,”
Uelmen said. “We are objecting in the
strongest possible terms.”
But in a hearing to tie up final matters
outside the jury's presence, Judge Lance
Ito accepted prosecution arguments that
Goldman was an accidental victim who
was in the wrong place at the wrong time
and Ms. Simpson may have been slain in a
moment of rage and passion.
Such circumstances would weigh
against the premeditation and deliberation
needed for a first-degree murder convic
See SIMPSON, Page 4
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SUNDAY: Cloudy; high mid-70s.
“I don’t mean any disrespect, we’re just
telling you to wait,” Granato said. “What
is the problem with waiting just one
Several students at the meeting alluded
to N.C. State University’s Board of Trust
ees’ decision to table the matter for further
consideration. However, Armfield said his
decision and the board’s had already been
made, and he said he felt confident that
NCSU would follow suit.
“Have no fear, State will do what we
do,” he said.
Armfield, Jordan, Cates and Student
Body President Calvin Cunningham talked
with student leaders for more than an hour
Thursday afternoon, giving students a
chance to voice their opinions on the issue
directly to trustees.
“The legislature is telling us they want
excellence at this University,” Armfield
said. “They wantthe diplomas to have real
value. We have to show some signs of
Despite pleas from several student
groups, including Student Congress, the
UNC chapter of the NAACP, the Black
StudentMovement, theGraduate and Pro
fessional Student Federation and the Cam-
See ROUND TABLE, Page 4
Board of Trustees
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had many people say to me, ‘Please don’t
Gordon Rutherford, vice chancellor for
facilities planning and design, said the cur
rent plans called for only one level of seats
around the end zones.
The trustees also discussed funding for
the program. Annette Wood, chairwoman
of the committee, expressed concern that
the public would question why the Univer
sity was spending money on stadium ex
pansion while also considering a proposal
to increase faculty salaries through extra
Chancellor Michael Hooker said no
University money would go toward the
project. “I think it is important that the
funds are being received only to apply to
this purpose,” he said. “This is money that
is given to us only because it is for this
purpose, not otherwise.”
11 TAKING A MARK
Shirley Hunter has turned UNC’s orientation program into
one of the most respected in the country and has become a
mentor and adviser to her “second children,” a diverse
group of orientation leaders.
BY JESSICA BANOV
When Shirley Hunter moved to the area in
1982, she had no idea she would be where she
is today, heading an orientation program that
deals with thousands of incoming students a
years and has become one of the best pro
grams in the country.
“When the opening came up (to be the
coordinator of orientation) and I saw the
advertisement, it sounded kind of exciting,”
Hunter said. "... I said, ‘I could do that.’”
And she has done more than just “that.”
Hunter, now the director of orientation, has
turned what used to be a whirlwind eight-day
program in the fall into an organized, two
pronged program that provides incoming stu
dents with placement testing, advising and
lots of opportunities to become familiar with
the school and the students.
Anita Walton, the assistant director of ori
entation, said Hunter had surveyed students
to get feedback on the program.
“She decided that the old way was not
meeting the needs of students,” Walton said.
“She looked and evaluated what we were
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
Campus Y freshman representative Kristy Huffman addresses Board of
Trustees Chairman Billy Armfield Thursday about the proposed tuition hike.
Rainy Day DJ
Dave Orr, a senior from Charlotte, plays an old school mix on his turntables Wednesday night at a fair held outside
of Granville West. Although rain dampened the festivities, Orr entertained the crowd that stayed.
The Right Direction
doing, and what we could do to improve.”
Hunter has received favorable results from
the participating students. “Each year partici
pants complete an evaluation,” Hunter said.
“The overall satisfaction rate is 96 to 97 per
cent. We’re meeting most people’s perceived
“When I talk to other (orientation admin
istrators) at regional and national conferences,
I see that we cover all the necessary things,
and even better,” Hunter said. “There is a
basic set of ingredients that an orientation
should cover, and we do it well.”
Hunter’s main duty is to select a diverse
group of orientation leaders who will plan
and coordinate the orientation program C
TOPS. These leaders round up volunteers to
be orientation counselors in the fall.
The leader selection process has been com
petitive in the past few years, an indicator of
how the program has become the “best kept
secret on campus,” Hunter said.
"There was a time I was pulling hen’s teeth
to find people to do the job,” Hunter said.
Now 50 to 65 people vie for the 18 positions
See HUNTER, Page 2
UNC Ekes Out Ist Win
On Desperation Pass
BY ADAM DAVIS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. North Carolina
still hasn’t corrected its turnover problem,
but it has learned to deal with it.
Thanks to a suffocating defense, the Tar
Heels stayed in their game against Louis
ville Thursday, despite losing five fambles.
And thanks to Mike
they won it.
With the score
knotted at 10 late in
the fourth quarter,
Thomas fired a 35-
strike to a streaking
Barnes, who beat
Tony Bethel for the
down with just 14
seconds left in the
tory at Cardinal Sta
The bomb culminated a six-play, 55-
yard scoring drive that began with just 1:01
left in the game. Barnes finished with seven
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Shirley Hunter has overhauled on-campus orientation
programs since taking over as their coordinator.
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catches for 158 yards.
“We were in zero coverage, so there
was no help,” Louisville coach Ron Coo
per said. “It was one-on-one coverage, but
you can’t ask him to hold up all day. The
kid made the throw, and the kid made the
Thomas began the drive with an 11-
yard pass to Barnes. After an incompletion,
he hit Marcus Wall on a hook pattern for
14 yards and good enough field position
for a winning field goal.
But two incompletions and a false start
later, the Tar Heels were facing a 52-yard
attempt if they didn’t gain anything on
third down. U of L blitzed, and the UNC
backs picked it up, giving Thomas the
three seconds he needed to spot Barnes in
But though the offense supplied the
game-winning points, the real heroes were
on defense. Discounting a 70-yard fake
punt in the first half, UNC held the Cardi
nals to just 89 yards in total offense, includ
ing just 51 after the first quarter.
The ‘D’s biggest stand came in the third
quarter. After a poor Scott Caparelli punt
into a strong north wind and a five-yard
See FOOTBALL, Page 5
MIKE THOMAS threw
touchdown pass to
Octavus Barnes with
14 seconds left.
■ Several student groups are
turned away without money
because of low turnout
BY JOHN SWEENEY
In a surprising move Wednesday night,
the Student Congress failed to approve
bills for further funding of the Carolina
Athletic Association and the Alliance of
Black Graduate and Professional Students.
According to Speaker of Student Con
gress Roy Granato, the failure to fund the
two groups had a great deal to do with low
turnout among representatives.
some of the blame can be laid on them,”
“Had they shown up, it might have been
easier for these bills to go through,” he
Anthony Reid, president of the CAA,
said that while the decision might have
been the result of the low turnout at the
meeting, there was also “vehement oppo
sition” among representatives. Reid
pointed to Rep. Steve Olijeski as an ex
Olijeski was the most vocal opponent of
the CAA at Wednesday night’s meeting.
“I think this is a waste of student funds. I
don’t think they should get anything,"
Despite this, the CAA bill failed to at
tain a two-thirds majority by only four
votes. Reid said he was especially dis
mayed by the decision because it came at a
busy time of the year for the CAA.
“Even with slashing programs, I feel
Student Congress is jeopardizing ticket
distribution and Homecoming, which is
only four weeks away,” Reid said. “As it
stands now, we’ll need to cut at least two
events from Homecoming.”
In addition, he said, with the funds
currently available, the CAA could prob
ably not operate beyond Homecoming
without raising funds independently of stu
ABGPS co-chairwoman Chandra
Guinn said her organization would prob
ably be able to continue without student
government funds. She said they would
attempt their own fund raisers in addition
to requesting some funding from the Gradu
ate and Professional Student Federation.
Granato also pointed out that differ
ences in the way student funds were dis
tributed this year played a part in the deci
“In the past, a simple majority could
ever, we are in a peculiar situation right
now because our treasurer is asking us to
follow the guidelines set forth in our by
laws much more strictly.
“Hopefully, the fall of 1995 will be the
first and last time this occurs," he said.
BOT to Delay Vote
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