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Serving the students and the University community since 1593
BY LILLIE CRATON
This year’s senior class will give the
University’s advising system a much
needed facelift through its senior class gift,
Senior Class Vice President Terius Dolby
The program is a “package deal” of two
parts, Dolby said. The first part is a mon
etary gift to the College of Arts and Sci
ences which will provide awards for excel
lence in advising.
“The selection process for these awards
will include faculty and student participa
tion,” he said.
The monetary gift will be invested, and
interest on the investment will provide the
advising awards, said Dennis Cross, direc
tor of the Arts and Sciences Foundation.
“The gift itself will never be spent. The
seniors have given something permanent
to the University,” Cross said.
The second part of the program will
improve the advising system by increasing
communication and interaction between
students and advisers and making students
aware of advising options.
The plan would include projects such as
a C-TOPS advising session, mixers be
tween students and their advisers and a
forum where advisers and students can
discuss their expectations of each other,
“We are still in the blueprint stages right
now,” he said. “We’re giving ourselves a
semester to come up with the actual pro
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Cabinet Members Seek to Mobilize Student Vote
The executive branch cabinet met Tues
day night to discuss ideas for improving
campus food services and to determine
how to rally late support for their voter
The cabinet has registered only 300 new
voters, far below the amount they wanted,
said Student Body Vice President Amy
Swan. The deadline for the cabinet to turn
in the registration forms is 2 p.m. Friday.
“I’m a little disappointed in what’s hap
pened,” Swan said. “Students have a voice
but can’t express it if they’re not regis
Don Gold, a 12-year University Police veteran, swears in as the new
University Police chief Tuesday at the Carolina Inn.
District Judge Swears in Gold
As New University Police Chief
BY JOHN SWEENEY
After four months of waiting, the Uni
versity Police finally has its new chief, and
a familiar face has filled the position.
In a ceremony held at the Carolina Inn
Tuesday morning, Donald Gold, who has
worked for the University Police for 12
years, was sworn in as University Police
Gold, who has served as interim chief
for the past four months, was chosen after
a nationwide search conducted by a com
mittee of law enforcement professionals
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Senior Casey Pritchard smiles with delight when Wendy Dupree, coordinator of student programs for the General
Alumni Administration, awards her Tuesday with a voucher for two round-trip tickets on Midway Airlines. Pritchard,
a student member of the GAA, was the grand-prize winner of the contest. See story, page 4.
Student Body President Calvin
Cunningham said he was concerned that
student’s opinions would not be respected
until they become politically involved.
“They’ve got it in the back of their
minds that those students are not going to
vote.” he said. “They don’t care.”
Students can become a significant fac
tor affecting the outcome of issues that will
directly involve them, Cunningham said.
“They’re going to keep regulating alco
hol, controlling noise and jacking up bus
fares until we go into the community and
cast votes,” Cunningham said.
Cabinet members will be in the Pit to
and University officials.
“I have never felt more comfortable that
we got the right man for the job," said
District Judge Joe Buckner, who performed
Following the swearing-in, Gold spoke
to a crowd of family, friends and police
officers from Carrboro, Chapel Hill,
Fayetteville State University, North Caro
lina A&T State University, and UNC-
Greensboro, as well as the University Po
lice. Former University Police Chief Alana
Ennis attended, representing Duke Uni-
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day and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They want to get more people registered to
vote in Orange County.
The cabinet also discussed the responsi
bilities of a task force of students, faculty
and administrators that will evaluate the
quality of food offered on campus.
The task force will examine an August
survey that measured students’ satisfac
tion of food services, and it will plan ways
to improve dining.
“There is a comprehensive effort under
way to totally revamp the system,” said
Student Body Co-Secretary Mohan
Nathan. “We’re lookingat everything, how
it’s offered, what’s offered, maybe anew
Groups Will Coordinate
BCC Fund-Raising Work
■ A student intern in the
development office will help
plan unified projects.
A group of student leaders, administra
tors and students interested in the Sonja H.
Stone Black Cultural Center gathered into
a crowded Bingham Hall classroom Thurs
day to discuss plans to get students more
involved in fund raising and development
for the free-standing building.
To help reach the $7 million goal for the
project, the group of almost 40 students
and administrators finalized plans to re
cruit a student intern this semester to work
in the Development Office to coordinate,
organize and execute student fund-raising
initiatives. Organizers also discussed sev
eral fund raisers to work on before the
intern is in place, including a Great Hall
party and a T-shirt sale.
The intern would work in the develop
ment office five hours a week and up to an
additional five hours organizing projects
on campus. Next semester, a second intern
will be selected to share the responsibilities
under the plan, said Beth Glenn, editor of
the Black Ink. A five-member group, in
cluding three students and two adminis
trators will interview and select one intern
for the unpaid position by mid-November.
The height of the struggle for a free
standing Black Cultural Center peaked
two years ago with the approval for the
structure to be built on a site adjacent to
Now attention has turned to fund rais
ing for the $7 million project. Total funds
raised for the center are about $ 1.8 million,
said Maijorie Crowell, special projects di
rector at the UNC Development Office.
“I’m the first to say (the funding level)
Cabinet members also discussed con
ducting anew survey to determine more
accurately what kinds of meals students
want and the prices they are willing to pay.
The earlier survey was conducted by an
outside consulting firm, and some cabinet
members said they were concerned that it
would not be as reliable as a UNC survey.
Students need to do more than com
plain about the quality of food, they need
to express what they think will improve the
situation, Cunningham said.
“Basically everyone agrees that the food
is terrible,” he said. “The question is not
that the food sucks, but what do we want?”
hasn’t moved, and I want to see that move
as much as anyone,” Crowell said.
As part of the plan to aid the fund
raising effort, students discussed educat
ing the University and possible fund con
tributors about the center’s mission.
Ty Johnson, publicistfortheßCC, urged
those involved to direct questions about
the center’s mission or activities to a hand
ful of students to avoid misinformation.
She said that in the past, questions from the
media and others had not been answered
by students who were in the best position
to provide information. “That’s the sole
reason for a lot of misconception and mis
information,” Johnson said.
Carolynn McDonald, a senior and
former member of the BCC advisory board,
said establishing a central source of infor
mation about the BCC would aid the ef
fort. “We need to be sending a very clear,
concise and consistent message,” she said.
BSM President Ladell Robbins also sug
gested that the intern’s duties be included
in the educational aspect of the project by
publishing a monthly update on all aspects
of the center.
Harold Wallace, interim BCC director,
said programming within the center should
be the focus. “One of the most important
things students can do is create a climate
for fund raising,” Wallace said.
“What we have really been talking about
is really a place and not a concept,” he said.
“Lately, we’ve focused a lot on the place,
but we want to focus on the concept.”
Student Body President Calvin
Cunningham said he thought the meeting
went exceptionally well. “We set dead
lines, we were focused, we got updated
quickly,” he said.
Giselle Lancaster, a student involved in
the fund-raising effort, said she thought the
meeting was a step in the right direction to
get the project moving forward.
“It’s great to have the support of so
many student groups on campus,’’ she said.
Meadowmont One Step
Closer to Final Approval
The Chapel Hill Town Council moved
closer to approving the largest mixed-use
development plan in the town’s history
late Monday night.
The council voted 54 in favor of rezon
ing the Meadowmont project but will vote
again on Oct. 23. Any rezoning project
that receives no more than five votes car
ries over to the next meeting.
evening the council
voted 6-3 to defeat
the one-year mora
torium proposed by
Joyce Brown, de
spite the public sen
whelmingly to vote
for the moratorium
and delay the
said. The delay
said Meadowmont was
a development that
Chapel Mill needed.
would have eliminated any action on the
project until after the Novembertown coun
Council member Joe Capowski said he
changed his mind in favor of the delay just
ing at a potentially dangerous intersection
to be located near Slug’s Restaurant, he
decided the project needed further review
before council could vote on it.
“The intersection (by Slug’s) is destined
to fail,” Capowski said. “I can’t imagine
Dean Smith going up to his team before
playing Kentucky and saying, ‘I have a
game plan here that is guaranteed to lose
the game, do you want to take it?”’
Aldermen and Water Board
Work to Improve Relations
BY VICTOR HENDRICKSON
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met
with members of the Orange Water and
Sewer Authority Tuesday night to discuss
how the town could improve its working
relationship with the water board.
“We are here to stress the importance of
our relationship with the town of
Carrboro,” said OWASA chairman Barry
The meeting was the result of problems
arising out of a proposed Memorandum of
Understanding between Carrboro and
OWASA. The memorandum was intro
duced in June 1995.
Carrboro Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird said
there needed to be more than just a memo
instructing the town and OWASA to treat
each other with courtesy when there are
Kinnaird gave an example of OWASA
digging up the street in front of Carrboro
Elementary School the day before school
started without notifying the public.
“No one from OWASA called to in
form the 500 students and 1,000 parents
who had to be at that school the next day,”
Alderman Hank Anderson agreed that
courtesy was the main issue facing the two
entities. “We need staff-to-staff communi
cation,” he said. “Our Public Works De
partment needs to know what’s going on.”
Jacobs said OWASA was trying to be
more responsible in notifying the town.
“We’re not trying to argue with people
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The council also voted to approve the
master land-use plan detailing the specific
developments of the project, Brown said.
Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun said he
supported both the rezoning proposal and
the master land-use project.
“I think that this is a good project,”
Broun said. “I feel the project is beneficial
to the town of Chapel Hill. This is the way
the area ought to be developed.”
The Meadowmont master land-use plan
concerns the development of the east
entranceway to Chapel Hill. The plan in
cludes the construction of office buildings
and shops as well as residential housing
Those in opposition to the project in
clude mayoral candidate Kevin Foy. “The
development will cost the town more than
money,” Foy stated in a press release.
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who come to us with problems, we’re try
ing to find solutions,” he said.
Alderman Jacquelyn Gist said prob
lems such as miscommunication would
not arise ifthe town and OWASA achieved
and maintained dose relations.
Alderman Jay Bryan said he agreed and
said many of the problems were due to
poor relations between the contractors and
The OWASA board needs to meet with
its contractors to stress the importance of
showing courtesytoresidents. “Something
needs to be done if the OWASA staff can’t
control the contractors,” Bryan said.
Bryan also expressed concern about the
damage to the environment caused by large,
Jacobs said OWASA was looking at
this problem. “We are trying to make
OWASA less environmentally intrusive,”
Alderman Randy Marshall said he
would like OWASA to change the way it
finances its projects.
by increasing current rates instead of pay
ing for projects when they are under con
“People pay money now, and if they
move they don’t receive the benefits,”
Anderson said that OWASA needed to
explain to the public why it did things.
“When do you get your utility deposit
back?” Anderson asked. “When you die?
OWASA needs to explain things to the
people of the community it serves.”
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