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The new student body president wants an active government.
BY LILLIE CRATON
In his speech at Tuesday evening’s student govern
ment inauguration, Student Body President Aaron
Nelson promised to lead “an activist student govern
ment" that would fight hate crimes, resist cuts in
affirmative action and en
courage the creation of a free
standing Black Cultural Cen
ter and a Women’s Center.
“We have unfortunately
recently faced many attacks
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on different communities within the University and
Chapel Hill swastikas, attacks on affirmative ac
tion, threats of privatization, reorganization, cuts in
student aid, fee increases, tuition increases and lack of
support for graduate students, ” Nelson said. “We plan
on addressing each of these issues over the next year.”
Nelson said he planned to act on a number of issues
that have troubled the University over the past few
months. He said he would demand that the University
fill the vacant position of vice chancellor for student
“The Office of Student Affairs provides services
critical to the lives of students, and we must find
someone to fill this position immediately,” he said.
Nelson promised to “toe the line on student park
ing, working to insure that no more student spots are
lost.” He said he would design initiatives to create
Nelson urged students to take an interest in student
government. “Please take advantage of student gov
ernment, get involved in student government, partici
pate in student government,” he said.
Calvin Cunningham, former student body presi
dent, reflected on his administration and said he was
proud of the work outgoing officers had done.
Town Council Approves
Goals for UNC Tracts
■ Town Council members
emphasized that the newly
approved goals were only
suggestions for the future.
After numerous proposals and amend
ments, the Chapel Hill Town Council
unanimously approved the second of two
sets of goals for the controversial zoning of
and Mason Farm
mary Waldorf ex
plained that the
goals for the tracts
were not final plans
for zoning, but
to be made to the
These goals will
be used by the Plan
ning Board as sug
gestions to formu
late a final plan for
WALDORF said the
were only suggestions
for the rezoning
zoning these tracts at a meeting to be held
“We are just throwing out some of our
most adventurous ideas,” Waldorf said.
“We are not drawing a line in the sand.”
Council members agreed that the goals
should only be seen as a drawing board for
“We should give them the goals and let
them run with it,” said council member
Joe Capowski. “If the council does it (re
zone the land) we’re micromanaging.”
The council debated the language in
volved in the specific goals for zoning the
tract for two hours.
Various amendments concerning the
wording of the goals were passed by the
council over the course of the meeting.
New zoning goals for the Horace Will
iams and Mason Farm Tracts were
fromualted by a special council commit
tee, which was composed of Council mem
bers Richard Franck, Julie Andresen and
Some of the goals discussed by the coun
cil included preserving environmentally
sensitive lands and minimizing the impact
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“This time last year I stood up here and pledged to
make Suite C and student government courageous,”
he said. “I think we’ve been successful.”
Cunningham thanked Student Congress Speaker
Roy Granato, students who participated in his admin
istration,, administrators, friends and family. He also
thanked The Daily Tar Heel staff for “holding our feet
to the fire, for making us accountable, and for explain
ing what was happening in student government.”
Cunningham said he had been impressed by
Nelson’s commitment to student government while
working with him this year.
“Over the course ofhis service in Student Congress,
he (Nelson) would pop by the office and put in extra
hours,” Cunningham said.
“I strongly encourage you to work with Aaron, to
join with him on what’s going to be a long journey,”
Cunningham said. “I look forward to reading about
his accomplishments from a safe distance.”
Amy Swan, former student body vice president,
said she thought the outgoing administration had set a
high standard for future administrations.
“We had our share of crises, admittedly, but we also
had our share of successes, ” Swan said. “The students
in our administration represented students all over
Swan said she had learned a great deal about lead
ership during her time in office. “I appreciate more
than ever the power of new ideas and the impact
students can have,” she said.
Lindsay-Rae Mclntyre, who was sworn in to suc
ceed Swan as vice president, said she was focusing her
attention on the year to come.
“I figured I’d let Calvin and Amy be nostalgic and
reminiscent, and Aaron and I could give a picture of
what life will be like in the future for the students of
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of automobiles on the surrounding neigh
The second goal would encourage
people living or working at the tracts to
favor mass transit or other means of trans
portation, council members said.
Council members decided that by pro
viding parking to only 25 percent of the
employees using the facilities on the land
tracts, workers would have an added in
centive for mass transit.
Other amendments to the goals involved
limiting the size of roadways through the
developments and preserving “a large por
tion of the site in an undisturbed state,”
In the original goals, a 50 percent cap on
preserved lands had been set, but Franck
proposed that the actual percentage of the
lands be unspecified.
Council members agreed with Franck
and passed the amendment unanimously.
Residents and members of the Planning
Panel told council members that the goals
set forth by the council were a good jump
ing off point for the future.
“The best attribute of the resolution is
the specificity,” said Chapel Hill resident
Kevin Foy. “It is admirable leadership to
set forth specific goals.”
Council members agreed that the highly
debated development of the two UNC
owned tracts would take time to solidify.
Yet Brown said the passing of this set of
goals was a step in the right direction for
the council and the town.
“I thinkwe worked out a good process.”
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IRS Audit Could Target Student Stores, UNC Hospitals
BY JOHN SWEENEY
An Internal Revenue Service auditing
program that examines the finances of com
plex, large-scale institutions will be given
fullaccesstoUniversity records, from UNC
Hospitals to Student Stores.
IRS official Terry Hallahan said UNC
was one of more than 500 non-profit insti
tutions targeted for auditing when the IRS
drew up the list in 1991. Ninety-three of the
institutions were colleges or universities.
Hallahan said the IRS used a point
system to determine which institutions were
candidates for audits. Institutions were
rated on criteria such as the number of
Mormons Use Davis Library Study Rooms to Spread Message
■ Library adminstrators are
not prohibiting Mormons
from using the facilities.
BY AMANDA DEPEW
With the weather wanning up, more
students are out and about, and with them
this spring are Mormon missionaries.
The missionaries use outdoor settings
for casual conversation but move to Davis
Library for more serious discussions.
“We meet in Davis because it is conve
nient for students,” said Elder Holyoak of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints who is doing his mission in Chapel
Hill. “We share a series of discussions
about the Mormon Church, which usually
last about an hour, with students who are
interested in learning more than what we
share in casual conversation.”
The meetings of usually one student
and two elders were held in an available
lounge or study room on the fourth, fifth or
sixth floor of the library, said current mis
sion partners Holyoak and Elder Tuttle.
“We’re here in Chapel Hill to teach
meetings are basically information ses
sions.” Mormon missionaries shared in
formation about the “Book of Mormon,"
the church’s founder, families and the pur
pose of life, Tuttle said.
Many Mormon men in their late teens
or early twenties participate in missions,
optional two-year visits to an assigned area
during which the missionaries teach non
members about church doctrine. Women,
who participate in much fewer missions
than men, experience 20-month missions.
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campus to talk about
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individual units within the institution, as
well as its assets, income and expenses, she
“We’re looking at the full range of the
operations of the universities, from the
hospitals to the bookstores, ” Hallahan said.
Auditors looked specifically for in
stances in which a university profited from
activities not related to its non-profit, edu
cational mission, Hallahan said.
Jim Mackay, a former IRS official, told
The Chronicle of Higher Education that
the IRS was auditing such institutions be
cause many failed to report income that
should have been taxed.
“I hate to use the term gold mine, but
there was a lot of potential revenue there
Elder Bright holds a discussion with Elder Reed and freshman Aimee Landwher in a Davis Library study room Friday.
This spring, Bright and Reed have used the library to hold in-depth talks about the Book of Mormon.
Missions are located all over the world.
The study rooms the Mormons used
were not reservable and were open to the
public, said Joe Hewitt, associate provost
for University Library and director of the
Academic Affairs Library.
There is no rule that prohibits Mormons
from approaching and talking with people
Sunny and warm,
Thursday: Sunny, high 70s.
Above: Aaron Nelson
shares a hug with his
sister Alexis and Student
Body Secretary Lacey
Hawthorne after his
inauguration as student
body president on
Left: Wendy Sarratt,
chief justice of the
Student Supreme Court,
issues the oath of office
to Nelson during the
ceremony, which took
place in the Great Hall in
the Student Union.
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(for the IRS),” Mackay said.
Chancellor Michael Hooker said Mon
day that “non-related income” could in
clude certain sales at Student Stores.
Director of Student Stores John Jones
said Tuesday that, for tax purposes, none
of their sales were considered “for profit”
and were therefore tax-exempt.
Jones said he anticipated some contro
versy over that policy when the audit be
gins, since some items in the store do not
have educational purposes and could pos
sibly be considered “for profit.”
Hallahan said previous audits had also
discovered cases in which universities had
failed to pay taxes on stipends to students
or were withholding taxes on foreign stu
in the library as long as they were careful
not to aggravate library patrons, Hewitt
“The rule of thumb is that groups should
not disturb others using the library,” said
Hewitt. He said he had not received any
complaints about the Mormons.
While large, organized religious meet-
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■ The U.S. Senate candidate
has proposed a tax deduc
tion to help students in
Harvey Gantt wants to give college stu
dents a break —a tax break, that is.
In an effort to promote educational ini
tiatives, Gantt has proposed a tax deduc
for the families of
candidate for U.S.
his proposal Mon
day at a forum with
come back to ben
efit us many times
over; it’salong term
“We need anew
and different kind of
Contract with America, and it’s simple:
you work hard and we —as a nation, as a
people guarantee all the education you
can handle, all the education you deserve,
all the education you need.”
Gantt’s “New Contract With America”
■ Tax deductions of up to SIO,OOO for
middle-class families who help send their
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dents employed by the university.
Hallahan said that while settlements for
back taxes could be several million dollars,
the average for universities was slightly
more than $1 million.
Hooker, who went through a similar
audit while serving as president of the
University of Massachusetts system, said
Monday that the audit could be disruptive
to University operations. Hooker said au
ditors might need administrators' help.
“It tends to sap energy,” Hooker said.
“Sometimes you have to drop what you’re
doing because they need information.” He
said a committee or task force might be
created to deal with the auditing team’s
ings are not allowed in the library, small
group religious discussions that occur in
study rooms tended to be indistinguishable
from others, Hewitt said.
Davis Library’s policy regarding con
ference rooms is that they cannot be re-
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