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Law Student Files for State Auditor Position
BY MEGAN MCLAUGHLIN
In a last minute decision, Jack Daly, a
first-year UNC Law School student, filed
to run for the office of N.C. state auditor
Daly had been registered in
Mecklenburg County as a Republican can
didate for the N.C. House of Representa
tives race, but chose instead to run for the
statewide elected office.
“It is imperative that someone be elected
as the state auditor that is not tainted by
corruption,” Daly said. “The most impor
tant thing that I will accomplish as state
auditor is the rooting out of waste, fraud,
and abuse that decades of Democrats will
Tradition Favors White Male Candidates
I Only one female and four minorities
have been elected student body president.
BY ELLEN FLASPOEHLER
Looking at the history of student government on the UNC
campus, it is easy to see that the office of student body
president has been white-male dominated since Garland Por
ter, the first student body president, took office in May 1921.
Since that time, the face and character ofUNC has changed
in many ways, but the office of SBP has not mirrored them.
The first black male student body president, Richard Epps,
was elected in 1972, and there have been only three others
since then, in 1974,1983 and 1994. In 1985, Patricia Wallace
became the first and only female student body president.
On a campus that whose population is about 60 percent
female and 17 percent minority, the numbers of those seeking
or holding office in student government don’t seem to add up.
According to a Daily Tar Heel survey conducted last week,
29 percent of students agree that minorities are represented
fairly in student government while 25 percent disagree.
In this year’s race for SBP, there is one minority candidate,
Michael Farmer, and there are no female candidates.
“In a situation in which women are 60 percent of the
campus, you would think that (women) could have any office
they wanted,” said John Sanders, professor emeritus in the
Institute of Government. “ But one must assume there is some
degree of indifference or disinterest on the part of women. The
question is why are women less interested than men, although
voting turnout shows that neither is very interested."
Student Body Vice President Amy Swan said she was angry
when she saw no women running for SBP this year. “There are
a lot of women both in student government and in other
organizations that I approached to run that would do a great
job but that wouldn’t run,” Swan said.
“Something is stopping those people from running, and we
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Kathleen Long, a graduate student in the School of Social Work, scrapes the ice off her car Sunday.
A native of Louisiana, she said she was not used to the winter storms that have been plaguing North Carolina this year.
Storm Slows Town; UNC on Normal Schedule
BY LAURA GODWIN
ASSISTANT CITY EDDOR
Sleet, snow and frigid temperatures have
once again put town and University sched
ules onhold. For
the second time
this year, the
town is trying to
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thaw out from a weekend of winter weather.
The University will operate on a regular
schedule, rather than the inclement weather
policy under which the University oper
ated during January’s snowstorm. How-
Candidates for student body
president address key campus
issues in their platforms. Page 13
be leaving behind.”
As it stands, Daly, a 23-year-old from
Charlotte, will face one opponent in the
primary election, Clayton County Repub
lican Bob DiNublila. In addition, Ralph
Campbell, the incumbent state auditor, is
also running for re-election to the office.
Daly ran for the N.C. House of Repre
sentatives in 1994. He ran in Mecklenberg
County and lost by seven votes. Daly said
it was the closest House race in state his
tory. Daly said that he wanted to be elected
to the position in order to fulfill three
primary objectives. He said he would ad
vocate Republican policy, identify uncon
stitutional expenditures of taxpayers and
identify waste, fraud, abuse, and corrup
tionintheNorth Carolina government. He
have to figure out what that is.”
Swan said what was happening at UNC was not an isolated
incident. Looking at national statistics, there are very few
female student body presidents in the United States.
Students envision a male as student body president, said
Neelam Patel, president of Sangam. “On campus, if you look
at the big offices, such as president or chancellor, all are held
by white males,” she said. “That is what this campus is used
to. That is a negative mind-set to be carrying around at UNC.”
“What is happening in society gets reflected on this cam
pus,” said Dean Edith Wiggins, interim vice chancellor of
student affairs. “In terms of society in general, we have more
males seeking higher political office and more women seeking
lower-profile positions but still important positions, such as
school board or town council. This institution started as all
male, but now we are majority women, and I think the
tradition hasn’t been firmly established of electing candidates
regardless of their race or gender and solely on the issues.”
Jennifer Lloyd, a candidate who lost in the 1993 run-off
election to Jim Copland, said she thought her campaign was
much less about being a woman than it was about running
against Copland, who had a very large support group.
“If you get the right candidate who has the right support
group, they will win,” she said. “Women were not involved
until the last generation or so, but you can see that if you run
the right campaign, are very proactive, are very assertive and
run a good, strong campaign, then the right candidate will
win, whether male, female or minority, if they can exhibit
Lloyd said she sensed there was no strong female commu
nity to support a female candidate. “The Young Republicans
support theyoung republicans, the BSM (Black Student Move
ment) supports blacks, but running as a woman means noth
ing,” she said. “If you’re a female, you can get a sorority
behind you, but a male can get a fraternity behind him, too.”
Rashmi Airan, the only female minority candidate to ever
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ever, students of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City
schools will get an extra day added to their
weekend. Superintendent Neil Pederson
said the schools would be closed for teach
ers and students, but the central office
would remain open. The after care and
snow care programs would not operate
either, he said.
Pederson said the decision to cancel
classes resulted from the dangerous road
conditions on Sunday afternoon. He said
no decision regarding Tuesday’s classes
had been reached. “Hopefully we will be
able to make a decision by tomorrow after
Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.
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also said he hoped to promote government
decisions based upon character, rather than
color. “I want to live in a society that is
colorblind,” Daly said.
Daly said he was currently working on
a suit against minority presence scholar
ships in the UNC system. He said, “When
ever government discriminates based on
race, it is unconstitutional. ” Daly said that
this year, $1.6 million was awarded at
UNC in race-based scholarships. Daly said
noon,” he said.
Transportation has also been affected
by the weather conditions. Transportation
dispatcher David Alston said the P route
was the only route running Sunday, butthe
schedules and routes could change over
night. “Tomorrow is another story,” he
said. Alston said the buses would not be
serving the side streets, and areas such as
Hillsborough and F-Lot would also be re
moved from the service routes.
Police have been responding to fewer
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that he supported the idea of “the Ameri
Asa UNC Law School student, Daly
said his concentration in school was con
stitutional law. He also said that if elected,
it would not be a problem for him to be
enrolled in law school at the same time.
Kay Ryon, press secretaiyforU.S. Rep.
Fred Heineman, R-N.C., and Daly’s fian
cee, said “(Daly) is perfectly capable of
handling the duties of elective office along
with law school.” She added, “For most
people it would be difficult, but for Jack
Daly, it would not. He always seems to
have 50 irons in the fire.”
Charlton Allen, Daly’s campaign man
ager, said that if Daly were elected, he
would put more time into serving his elected
SOURCE TOE DAILY TAR HEEL DTHKHMS nRKMANY* NT)IWWEBB
BY GRAHAM BRINK
An English drizzle falls and falls and
falls. Sometimes the gray skies clear, other
times thunder clouds roll in, foretelling an
ominous future. Or the drizzle remains,
acting as a constant irritant.
Whitewater is the drizzle that has slowly
drenched President Clinton with an un
seemly coat stained with innuendo, ethical
breaches and political double-speak.
Clinton is a master of wriggling out
from under the burden of constant scan
dals, but Whitewater, thanks in part to a
Republican-led investigation, won’t go
The persistent question of the Clintons’
credibility is forever in the news. “Miss
ing” records turn up in suspicious places.
White House aides contradict one another,
and Hillary Clinton speaks in well-re
hearsed legalese. She may not tell lies, but,
to many, she seems to be less than forth
coming with the whole truth.
A recent CNN poll showed, by a 2-1
margin, that Americans believe Hillary
Clinton is lying about Whitewater.
The Whitewater Saga in Brief
From 1978 to 1992, Whitewater De
velopment Corp., the company that over
saw the infamous Arkansas real estate ven
ture, was engineered by the Clintons along
with James and Susan McDougal.
The alleged impropriety is that James
McDougal, who also owned the ailing
Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, di
verted money from Madison to Arkansas
politicians and to Whitewater.
Mississippi students taught by a
UNC alum use campus elections to
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office than into his law studies.
Regarding UNC Law School’s educa
tional policies, Ellen Smith, director of
public information at UNC Law School,
said that both attendance and good-stand
ing requirements must be met by law school
students. Smith said that Daly was the first
UNC Law School student to run for a
statewide elected office, while still attend
ing school. She said that if he won the
election, the school would have to hold
discussions on how to deal with his sched
uling conflict problems.
As an undergraduate, Daly attended
Appalachian State University, where he
served as a senator in the Student Govern
ment Association. Before that, he was
enlisted in the U.S. Army.
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presidential campaign. flt&rfa testifies
Report states that before Senate
The problem for the Clintons today is
the scope of the evolving fiasco. It is much
broader than the simple diversion of politi
The investigations have focused on
White House damage control efforts and
financial dealings. The Republican's un
wavering focus on the alleged cover-up
suggests that they think it’s more impor
tant than the original action.
C 1996 DTH Publishing Corp. All rights reserved.
Mostly sunny; high 20s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy; high
■ Kenan professors are
making their presence felt in
BY PETER ROYBAL
The University’s Kenan professors,
some of the most prestigious and highly
paid faculty members oncampus, are neatly
as likely to teach undergraduates as the
average tenured professor, according to a
Daily Tar Heel analysis.
The Kenan professorships privately
funded salary supplements that can in
crease a professor’s yearly earnings to more
than $125,000 have been the topic of
Committee to Explore
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Hooker’s announcement that four new
Kenan positions would be used to attract
top teachers from outside UNC.
Sixty-two percent of Kenan professors
in the College of Arts and Sciences taught
undergraduates during the fall 1995 and
spring 1996 semesters. In the College of
ArtsandSciencesasawhole, 78percent of
full professors taught undergraduates dur
ing spring 1995 semester, according to col
lege Dean Stephen Birdsall.
“The idea that Kenans are somehow
removed from the undergraduate experi
ence is clearly not true,” said Interim Pro
vost Richard Richardson. “Many depart
ments consciously try to put their best
teachers in large undergraduate classes ”
Richardson said the analysis of current
Kenan professors was “a good demonstra
tion that we’re putting our very best faculty
into the undergraduate classroom. ”
The Daily Tar Heel’s analysis of the
University’s 49 Kenan professors in the
Division of Academic Affairs which
includes the College of Aits and Sciences
and the schools ofbusiness, education, law
and journalism and mass communications
further showed that:
■ 81 percent ofKenan professors taught
graduate or professional students,
■ 12.5 percent ofKenan professors did
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Newly discovered Rose Law Firm bill
ing records, which investigators had been
trying to obtain fortwoyears, thrust Hillary
Clinton on to center stage. The bills show
she was involved in a variety of legal v'ork
for Madison Guaranty. She had said that
her role was “minimal,” about one hour a
week for 15 months.