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Volume 103, Issue 91
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Supreme Court to Hear
Complaint About Stipend
BYJ.C. JOHNSON II
Although the ethics charges against him
have been dropped, Student Congress
Speaker Roy Granato is still awaiting the
outcome of a Student Supreme Court case
regarding a complaint brought against him
by two UNC law students.
GRANATO said he
thought the law
students were acting
out of vengeance.
and Charlton Allen
are seeking a perma
nent injunction pro
from giving a sti
pend to any of its
cally Granato. A
ruling on the com
plaint is still pend
Granato is the
only speaker in the
UNC system who
does not receive a
Jordan said he filed the complaint be
cause Granato attempted to pass a bill,
which included a provision for a S6OO
stipend for himself. Jordan said such a
move violated the Student Constitution.
One portion of the Student Constitu
tion states that “No Student Congress
member shall be entitled to a salary. ” How
ever, a later section states that “No Student
Bulldozer Accident Prompts UNC
To Review Contractor Guidelines
The University Health and Safety Of
fice is reviewing the procedures for moni
toring contractors after a bulldozer acci
dent Monday injured a University student.
Donald G. Willhoit, the director of the
Health and Safety Office, said he antici
pated changes in how the University moni
tored small projects.
“We’re re-evaluating the way we handle
those smaller sites and the distance their
materials should be from the site they’re
working on that necessitate them trans
porting materials,” Willhoit said.
Herbert Paul, the director of the Physi
cal Plant, said the University hired con
tractors based on which company made
the lowest bid.
“Usually, whoever makes the lowest
bid gets the contract, and then we check to
Law Students Bid for Goodies to Aid Peers
■ The annual event raised
more than $6,000 to benefit
law students who work in
Weekend getaways at beach houses,
gourmet dinners prepared by professors
and chocolate chip cookie dough cheese
cake all these items were up for bids
Thursday at the Public Interest Law
Foundation’s fifth annual auction.
The auction, which was held at the
UNC School of Law, allowed students to
bid for items and services donated by the
school’s faculty and staff. The most expen
sive item was a trip to Nantucket Island,
Mass., which sold for $1,075.
The school will donate the $6,000 to
$7,000 raised by the event to law students
who want to work in low-paying or non
profit public interest law jobs during the
Last year, 10 law students received
money from the auction’s fund-raising ef
forts. In the past, students have worked for
environmental groups and the United Na
tions High Commission on Refugees. Oth
ers have worked with AIDS patients and as
legal aides for battered women.
Joy Gragg, a third-year law student who
received an SI,BOO PILF grant last year,
said she used the money to work as a clerk
for Legal Services in Kentucky. Legal Ser
vices is a federal program which helps
people in underprivileged areas of the
“Legal Services wouldn’t have been able
to afford paying me, so I wouldn’t have
had the experience (without the grant),’’
“There’s a real need for legal services in
Congress member shall be entitled to a
salary, except the Speaker.”
Granato said he thought Jordan and
Allen filed the complaint because they were
frustrated that they had not won the elected
position for which they ran in the spring.
“Jordan and Allen acted out of spite for
me and my actions,” Granato said. "They
don’t like me.”
Both Allen and Jordan said they thought
these accusations from Granato were ab
surd. “Granato is trying to obscure the
issue,” Jordan said.
Jordan said he filed the complaint not
out of spite, but out of concern for the law.
“(Granato) broke the law and he is not
man enough to admit that he’s made a
mistake,” Allen said.
Currently, there is no legislation before
congress requesting a stipend. Granato
withdrew his stipend request at the con
gress meeting Oct. 11.
Congress members usually get such pro
visions passed without any outside inter
ference, Granato said.
He needed a majority vote to pass the
bill, he said.
Allen said he thought congress would
have endorsed the legislation providing
the speaker’s stipend if he and Jordan had
“He would have gotten (the bill passed)
if we hadn’t been contacted,” Allen said.
“(But) there’s no way to know because that
path (has) never been traveled."
see if they have a bad work history," Paul
said. “We make sure they’re insured and
have the proper certification.”
University Police arrested Garrett
Raynard Smith of Chapel Hill, the driver
of the 3,000-pound front loader, for driv
ing while impaired.
Smitty’s Bricklaying, the contractor who
employed Smith, has worked for the Uni
versity 15 years before the accident, Paul
Paul said he he knew of no other acci
dents with the company during the nine
years he has worked here.
The bulldozer struck Erin Todd, a fresh
man from Greensboro, in the lower back
while she was sitting on a rock wall north
of Wilson Library on Monday.
UNC Hospitals treated and released
Todd Monday. After a short stay at home,
Todd returned to campus Wednesday af
ternoon and is still recuperating.
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Tom Kilpatrick, a third-year law student bids on a bottle of wine at the Public
Interest Law Foundation's fifth annual auction Thursday at the law school.
PILF chairwoman Lisa Schneider, a
second-year law student, said the money
provided students with invaluable work
“Students, staff and faculty can raise
money for students and having fun doing
it,” Schneider said. “The summers that
you’re in law school can be a time to get
Because of this auction, some students
will be able to work this summer whereas
Time has little to do with infinity and jelly donuts.
Chapal mi. North Carofcu
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20,1995
Not Face Ethics
The Student Congress Ethics Com
mittee cleared Speaker Roy Granato
of all ethics charges Wednesday night,
but questions still remain about the
events precipitating the allegations.
On Wednesday, The Daily Tar Heel
incorrectly reported that the finance
committee would investigate the eth
ics charges against Granato.
The complaint against Granato,
filed by law students Jonathan Jordan
and Charlton Allen, accused him of
pushing legislation through Congress
that would make it easier for him to get
a S6OO stipend from congress.
The legislation, which was spon
sored by Scott Hammack, Dist. 17,
needed for congress to allocate funds
from a three-fourths majority vote to a
See GRANATO, Page 2
University Police officer Herbie Stubbs,
the first officer on the scene, smelled alco
hol on Smith’s breath while taking his
statement, police reports stated. Officers
gave Smith a chemical analysis test and
discovered he had a blood alcohol content
of .24, reports stated. This is three times the
legal limit for operating a motor vehicle.
Smith was headed to the Kenan Lab
Area from Bingham Hall when the acci
denthappened. According to reports, Smith
said he was trying to avoid striking another
pedestrian standing to the left of the ve
hicle. When he turned the vehicle, he acci
dentally struck Todd instead, reports stated.
Smith was released on S4OO unsecured
bond and is scheduled to appear in Chapel
Hill District Court Nov. 17.
Smith and William Edward Smith, the
owner of the vehicle Smith was driving,
could not be reached for comment Thurs
they wouldn’t have otherwise."
Four students bought a gourmet meal,
which will be served by Professor Lou
Greg Parent, a first-year law student
who helped purchase the meal, joked that
he had hoped dinner with his professor
would help his grades.
“I needed an ‘A’ in the class, and I just
found out that they do anonymous grad
ing, so now I’m screwed," Parent said,
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DTH/ JOHN WHITE
Hall talks with UNC students Sunday night as they board the
bus for the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.
Against the Grain
BY CRISTINA SMITH
On Monday, he was marching with
the Million Men in Washington, D.C.
Today he is back in the classroom,
lecturing about urban sociology and
Professor Fred X Hall, assistant
professor of sociology, said the march
was “tremendous, magnificent and
“It was like being in tune with ev
eryone there,” Hall said. “The vibes
Hall’s participation in the politi
cally-charged march should come as
no surprise; for the last year, he’s been
one of the most visible black figures on
Hall, a member of the Nation of
Islam and a local voice ofblack aware
ness, first came to the University in
1977 to begin his graduate study in
sociology. He received his Ph.D in
1984 and then worked as an assistant
professor at Wittenberg University in
Springfield, Ohio. Hall has been an
Looking back at his years at the
University, Hall said the racial cli
mate on campus was virtually un
changed. He said there was a superfi
cial improvement after the formation
of the the Black Cultural Center in
“But now everything is back to sta
tus quo,” he said.
Asa role model for all students, not
just blacks, Hall said, “I want to show
that courage and conviction counts
for more than cowardice and calcula
Hall said he would advise anyone
See HALL, Page 4
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Joining the Ranks: ROTC gives its
members life skills and scholarship.
Features, Page 3
TODAY: Rain, high mid-70s.
SATURDAY: Rain, high upper 60s.
SUNDAY: Sunny, high low 60s.
Even prior to participating
in the Million Man March,
Professor Fred X (Hall)
established himself as a
prominent figure in the local
debate over racial issues.
Fred X Hall, a UNC professor for six years, has taken a strong stance on
the issue of race and openly recognizes his Nation of Islam membership.
Hotline Shows Harassment
Problem at NCSA Abating
■ Of 60 who called in about
faculty harassment, none
were current students.
BY VIRGINIA KNAPP
A preliminary report by a special com
mission of the UN C-system Board of Gov
ernors has once again fanned the flames of
controversy over alleged sexual miscon
duct by faculty members at the N.C. School
of the Arts.
The commission announced the results
of a 1 -800 hotline established at the School
of the Arts for students, alumni and em
ployees to report incidents of sexual mis
“There were approximately 60 callers
to the hotline who reported events in a time
period extending from 1966 to 1995,” said
Valeria Lee, a former BOG member who is
leading the commission.
“Twenty-one of these calls reported first
hand knowledge of misconduct, ’’ Lee said.
“The rest (of the callers) had secondhand
knowledge or had heard rumors. There
were no current students that called the
According to the commission's find
ings, a large percentage of the hotline calls
were these reports of alleged sexual mis
conduct, however, a number of the callers
said they had never observed evidence of
significant problems with student-faculty
“(The phone) survey does not provide
an accurate measure of the possible magni
tude of any problems that may have ex
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Making a mark
isted at NCSA during the period surveyed, ”
according to the report.
Lee said the report was only the first
part in a larger investigation of the School
of the Arts. “The commission was orga
nized to see if we can ascertain a pattern or
a history of misconduct and to see how
those cases were handled,” she said.
Although a current problem was not
uncovered through the hotline, Lee said
the commission would continue the inves
tigation at that level.
“No, it (the report) doesn’t signal a
current problem,” she said. “We are con
ducting interviews with students and em
ployees to determine if a problem exists.”
Lee said that their final recommenda
tions would be forwarded to the BOG and
that the final decision would be up to the
School of the Arts Chancellor Alex
Ewing predicted the final results of the
commission in light of the report on the
“The commission won’t find anything, ”
Ewing said. “It’s frustrating for us. Noth
ing has happened.”
The low number of callers onthehotline
spotlights the true extent of the problem,
“We have 900 students at this school
now, and the fact that none of them called
the hotline says that there hasn't been a
problem,” Ewingsaid. “Try setting up this
hotline at any other school.”
He said he believed the press had helped
produce the controversy over the alleged
sexual misconduct. “Most of the students
here don’t even buy a paper. They have too
See HOTLINE, Page 4