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Lewd Rush Memo
■ University officials have
punished the fraternity,
which faces a possible
inquiry by the Student
Attorney General’s Office.
BY SUZANNE JACOVEC
A Phi Gamma Delta fraternity memo
inviting members to listen to a band “guar
anteed to generate potent sex energy from
any women ...” and encouraging mem
bers to take advantage of "... sorority
pledges as they stumble around the dance
floor in a drunken stupor bordering on the
brink of alcohol poisoning” drew outrage
from University officials Wednesday night.
“Words cannot tell you how upset we
are,” said Ron Binder, director of Greek
Affairs. “Their actions were deplorable,
stupid and we had hoped this type of think
ing did not exist.”
The memo, which was circulated at
Wednesday’s Take Back the Night March,
was called offensive by women at the
march. Printed on fraternity letterhead and
signed by three rush counselors, it outlined
a schedule of rush week events for pledges.
David Stallings, a Phi Gamma Delta
rush chair, denied involvement and claimed
the flier was a joke. He said he did not
know who had written or distributed it. He
ended the conversation abruptly, refusing
further comment. George Worrell and Ben
Woodruff, the other rush chairs named on
the memo, were unavailable for comment.
Dean of Students Fred Schroeder said
the action was being investigated by the
office of the Student Attorney General.
Student Attorney General George
Oliver said he was aware of the issue, but
said he would not comment on whether it
was being investigated.
The Interfratemity Council and the
Panhellenic Council have said they were
embarrassed and have condemned the
fraternity’s actions, Binder said.
“We want to make it very, very dear
that this is not what the other 42 chapters
are about,” Binder said. “The rest of the
groups should not be measured by what
one fraternity did. This is not what the
Greek community is about.”
Margaret Barrett, assistant dean of stu
dents, said she had known about the memo
since last week. “ Our office is aware of the
letter and whenever we’re aware of any
thing, we pass it on to the Student Attorney
General,” she said. “I hope revealing this
letter will stimulate education and discus
sion, with extensive dialogue and not be
Powell Nixes Plans
For White House
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C. Colin Powell ruled out a 1996 bid
for the White House Wednesday and said he wouldn’t be a
candidate for vice president either. He declared himself a Repub
lican but wouldn’t commit himself to vote for the GOP nominee
The retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the
presidential competition requires “a calling I do not yet hear” and
left open the possibility of a political future in another campaign.
“I’m ruling out a ran for the presidency in 1996 or running for
any elective office in 1996,” said Powell, with his wife, Alma, at
his side for a crowded ballroom news con
ference in suburban Alexandria, Va.
Asa new black Republican, he said, “I
believe I can help the party of Lincoln
move once again closer to the spirit of
Powell’s surge in the public opinion
polls would have made him an instant
threat to front-running Senate Majority
Leader Bob Dole. Powell declined to en
dorse any GOP prospect for the White
House, saying he’d wait and see about that
—and also about who to vote for next
But he said the presidential contest is not
now for him. “Such a life requires a calling
which Ido not yet hear,” he saj 6. “I cannot
While standing aside for the next campaign, Powell did not
rule himself out of political competition for good. “The future is
the future,” he said.
Powell said the prospect of a presidential bid did not stir in him
“the commitment and the passion” he had felt during his 35 years
as a soldier.
Powell said family concerns were paramount to him but that he
was not concerned about his personal security. Mrs. Powell said
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This letter urged pledges to attend
objectionable rush week functions,
Binder said the IFC and Panhellenic
Council have known about the incident for
at least a week and immediately repri
manded the fraternity leadership. They
required the fraternity to issue formal apolo
gies to two sororities in the memo.
The Office of Greek Affairs became
involved in the issue late last week, Binder
said, and had taken action Monday. The
fraternity also will face punishment issued
by Binder and the Office of Greek Affairs.
Phi Gamma Delta has been placed on a
one-year review status, which involves in
tense scrutiny and a strict prohibition of
the violation of any University policies,
Binder said. The fraternity must create
educational programs on sexual harass
ment and alcohol abuse. All fraternity
members must attend these programs.
The fraternity must coordinate a com
munity service project with the Orange
County Rape Crisis Center and will not be
able to apply these service hours as credit
for awards, Binder said. Phi Gamma Delta
is also not eligible to receive any awards
from the Office of Greek Affairs for a year.
The fraternity leadership must also in
form its national headquarters of the inci
dent and face the consequences of disci
plinary measures by the fraternity’s na
tional leadership. The fraternity has been
chastised within the Greek system because
the chapters feel that this action will negate
work done in the past year to revamp its
image, Binder said.
“Together with the Student Attorney
General’s office, we will look into the
matter,” Binder said. “The chapter has
agreed to these stipulations and will per
form all of them regardless of where the
Newly Elected Town Council Must Fill Vacant Seat
BY JENNIFER ZAHREN
While recently re-elected Chapel Hill
Town Council members may be anxious to
tackle agendas outlined prior to Election
Day, their first function will be appointing
someone to fill the council’s ninth seat.
Rosemary Waldorf was elected to the
office of Chapel Hill mayor with two years
remaining in her town council term, leav
ing a vacancy many hope to see filled as
soon as possible.
“The newly-elected mayor must go to
the council and initiate the selection pro
cess assoonaspossible,” Mayor Ken Broun
Mayor-elect Waldorf said that when a
vacancy occurs, the town government’s
first step is to make the situation known to
the public. “Hopefully, we will be able to
get things rolling by announcing the va
cancy on Dec. 4,” Waldorf said. “Essen
tially anyone who wishes to submit appli
cations for the position may do so within 30
days of the announcement.”
Following application, prospective
council members are interviewed, and even
tually the council reaches a consensus,
Chapel Hill Town Qerk Pete Richardson
said although statutes may govern the ap
pointment process in these cases, the coun
cil has the prerogative of making the final
Waldorf said the keys to the process
were speed and efficiency. “We will try to
work expeditiously to reach an agreement
by mid-January, in time for the council’s
retreat.” Waldorf said.
The mayor-elect also stressed the
“We cannot automatically pick some
one we just like or who ran for election and
received a large number of votes,” she said.
“A lot of factors have to be weighed, and
the council must make the best decision for
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said he won't run for
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Participants in the Take Back the Night March lead chanting supporters past Fraternity Court on Wednesday night The
march originated in the Pit proceeded through Franklin Street and ended at South Building.
150 March for Women’s Rights
■ The Take Back the Night
March was the focal point of
Rape Awareness Week.
BY SUZANNE JACOVEC
“Women unite, take back the night!”
More than 150 people marched through
campus Wednesday night to support
women’s rights to safety on campus and in
the community. Members of People Orga
nized for Women’s Empowerment and
Rights, Women’s Issues Network and the
student government executive branch co
Congress Denies Funding for Christian Group
BY JOHN SWEENEY
Wednesday’s meeting of Student Con
gress saw another round in the debate to
fund religious organizations on campus.
After prolonged debate, congress voted
not to condemn the University for failing
to officially recognize the Muslim Student
Association. Later, a funding bill for the
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship also
Rep. Dan Thompson, Dist. 12, spon
sored the MSA bill, citing Supreme Court
cases as reasons to dispute the
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Mark Chilton celebrates with friends Tuesday night at the Lizard and Snake
Cafe after being re-elected to Chapel Hill town council.
Even though seats on the council have
been left vacant in the past, Broun claims
this situation is unprecedented in Chapel
Hill town government history.
“No instance like this has occurred in
volving a two-year term and happening so
soon after the elections,” Broun said. “It’s
a pretty serious situation.”
While virtually any resident may apply
for the appointment, some residents have
their sights set on leaders emerging from
the recent municipal office elections.
“People in Chapel Hill respect running
for local government office, ” Waldorf said.
“Of the numbers who apply, some will
most likely have ran for office recently.”
Broun said there will probably be a great
deal of consideration spent on candidates
who ran in the last election.
“There may be a lot of emphasis on
mayoral candidate Kevin Foy, as well as
council candidates Hersch Slater and Ri
chard Franck, and so on, further on down
the list of candidates,” he said.
ordinated the Take Back the Night March
as the focal point ofßape Awareness Week.
“We’re angry at the perpetrators of
crimes of violence against women, and
we’re angry at the society in which one of
every three women is expected to be as
saulted in her lifetime,” said Joy Stewart, a
member of POWER and a coordinator of
“Tonight we’re validating that people
experience sexual assault, that it is a major
problem and that we have to do something
about it,” she said.
Before the march, a crowd of about 200
men and women huddled together in the
cold to listen to Sylvia Hoffert, professor of
women’s studies and history, speak in the
administration’s decision not to recognize
“The Supreme Court ruled that a group
cannot be denied recognition based upon
its definition of membership,” Thompson
The Muslim Student Association’s con
stitution states that only Muslims can be
voting members of the organization.
But Thompson later admitted the cases
did not directly refer to the recognition of
Several members of congress said they
were opposed to the idea of condemning
the University at all.
Foy confirmed that he was entertaining
the idea of applying for the ninth seat. “I
received 3,624 votes,” Foy said. “That
certainly says that a large part of the town
supports the leadership I have to offer.”
Richard Franck, former chairman of
the Chapel Hill Board of Transportation,
lost the fourth council seat to incumbent
Pat Evans by a slim margin. Franck said an
application for the open position may lie in
“I can’t complain about losing by 36
votes,” Franck said. “We ran a good cam
paign, and the public’s support was defi
nitely there. In many ways it would seem
to be the most logical move.”
Broun said in the past, the highest vote
getter from the previous election had usu
ally been installed over other applicants.
“Franck is a logical choice,” he said.
“He has shown himself competent in
his work on the Board of Transportation,
and he has proved to the public that he is a
solid candidate for the council.”
Pit. She assured women that they deserve
to live free of fear.
“At a big university, I learned how to be
afraid,” Hoffert said. “I want all of you to
have a feeling of safety and liberation here.
You should be able to go to the library, the
grocery store alone and not have to worry.
“I want for you to take back the night,
know it is yours and be safe,” she said.
Ruby Sinreich, a 1993 University gradu
ate and employee of the Women’s Center
in Chapel Hill, reinforced women’s right
to safety and stressed the stark reality of
rape on university campuses.
“I can’t even count the number of
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“To issue a resolution condemning the
University for following its own rules is
outrageous, ” said Rep. Terry Milner, Dist.
Rep. Monique VanderMarck, Dist. 8,
suggested amending the bill to suggest the
University change its policy, but also said
she would not support such a bill anyway.
The bill failed by a vote of 5-18.
Later, congress members deemed that
the religious nature of the IVCF conflicted
with the Student Code. A bill to fund the
group failed by a vote of 7-11 with five
Members of the executive board ofTVCF
Council Member Excited
About Return to Position
BY JENNIFER ZAHREN
The excitement of being re-elected to the Chapel Hill
Town Council may have come as no surprise for some
candidates, but others found it difficult to forget that the road
to victory was not strewn with roses.
“It was definitely an uphill battle for (Mayor-elect Rose
mary) Waldorf and I,” said second-term council member Pat
Evans. “We ran a positive campaign based on what had been
accomplished and what would be accomplished.”
Evans said she would begin working in the immediate
future to find ways of developing the University’s two major
land sites in a manner benefiting both the town and school.
“I will also continue to bring two unique thing* into
greater focus within the council, namely, our role in regional
cooperation and my knowledge of the University, especially *
how it works,” Evans said.
Despite the negative aspects of the campaign trail, Evans
said she owed her victory to a number of positive forces that
worked in her favor within the community. “A large part of
the town trusts me, and they are familiar with my principles,
as well as the knowledge that I don’t have a hidden personal
agenda that I’m working for. I’m out here for the people."
Third-term council member Julie Andresen remarked
that while she now was able to enjoy the fruits of victory, the
effort was not made without sacrifices.
Andresen said her immediate goal would be to rstaMwh
good working relationships within the council. “It’s not
necessary that we agree for us to be able to work together,”
Andresen said. “But we should work towards being a more
Andresen said the Meadowmont issue may have played a
great role in her election, but more importantly, it had made
her more aware of the plight freed by area residents. “I
followed the issue for a year time and again I saw the
rooms filled with residents concerned with development
whose needs really were not being addressed.”
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BY ROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
The jury’s in, the lawyers have left the
courthouse and the families have gone
home. But the memories of that crisp Janu
ary day when two people died after being
shot by a UNC law student continue to
linger in the minds of people whose lives
were touched by the tragedy.
“The most positive thing that can be
said about the trial is that it’s over and that
people should be able to get on with their
lives,” said Dave Lohse, UNC associate
director of sports information.
Wendell Williamson was charged with
two counts of first-degree murder in the
shooting deaths of Chapel Hill resident
and restaurant manager Ralph Walker Jr.
and UNC sophomore lacrosse player Kevin
Reichardt. A jury found Williamson not
guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday.
“People will never be able to forget
about this,” said Lohse. “The end of foe
trial gives us a certain sense of closure, but
it doesn’t really give it closure because of
UNC Dean of Student Affairs Fred
Schroeder said: “The sadness that all of us
have is the finality of last January. There is
nothing that intellectualizing can do to
Director of Athletics John Swofford said
he hoped the end of the trial would allow
those involved to move on with their lives.
“It’s been through the legal process, and in
our country, that’s what you live by. We
just hope that those most affected can some
how begin to heal and put it behind them. ”
Ellen Smith, the director of public infor
mation forUNC’s law school, said faculty,
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must sign a pledge stating their acceptance
of Christian values and ideology.
VanderMarck, who was outspoken in
her opposition to the bill, said she did not
feel comfortable using student fees for an
organization of a religious nature.
“It’s hard for me to say that I’m giving
someone else’s money to something they
don’t believe in,” VanderMarck said.
VanderMarck also said such a bill might
be unconstitutional because the money
would be coming from student fees at a
public institution. “What happened to foe
separation of church and state, folks? This
just does not sit well with me.”