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Environmental Concerns Not Addressed
BY LESLIE KENDRICK
Although anew Meadowmont devel
opment advisory committee drew criticism
this week for not representing environ
mental concerns, the committee will not
stop Chapel Hill residents from voicing
concerns about the development process,
council members and Meadowmont plan
ners said Tuesday.
The 11-member committee was con
ceived by Meadowmont developer Roger
Perry of East-West Partners and architect
Josh Gurlitz. The committee will give Perry
input as he makes specific plans for devel
oping the 435-acre Meadowmont prop
erty, which the council approved in Octo
ber, Gurlitz said.
“We decided that ... because there’s
been such a focus on Meadowmont and
because we’ll be bringing new members in
to our development team, it was important
to have a sounding board where we could
get good input and feedback on the expec
tations of Chapel Hill residents,” Perry
Gurlitz said he selected the committee
members to get experts ’ input on city plan
ning and design and to represent the inter
ests of neighborhoods bordering the
“This committee isn’t a political issue, ”
Gurlitz said. “None of these people are
outspoken politically but instead represent
a variety of interests and areas of exper
But Sierra Club representative Greg
Gangi said he thought Meadowmont de
velopers had not sufficiently addressed
“I don't really believe the environmen-
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opportunity to tour eight
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Top: UNITAS brings together students of diverse backgrounds. Above: Members of the Black
Student Movement march on South Building in 1979.
■ Minority organizations, which were nonexistent 30 years
ago at the University, have forever changed the face of
campus life. But is it for better or for worse?
BY JAMIE GRISWOLD
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
In 1987, 12 UNC students convened at the
Franklin Street Pizza Hut for the first official
meeting of the Indian Students Association.
Nearly 10 years later, the Pizza Hut has
transformed from a pizza parlor to a bar to a
coffeehouse, and the Indian Students Associa
tion has become SANG AM, one of the largest
and most visible ethnic organizations on cam
But SANGAM is hardly alone. UNC has
experienced a tremendous growth in the num
ber and political strength of ethnic organiza
tions on campus.
Eighteen ethnic student groups now vie for
members. The groups sponsor activities rang
ing from heady intellectual discussions on the
role of race in society to chess nights to
multicultural fashion shows to three-course
Asian awareness dinners capped off with a
Japanese Fan Dance. The groups call for new
curricula, become embroiled in controversies
over the selection of the Homecoming queen
and protest elections in nations half a world
Meadowmont Meets and Bounds
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tal concerns Chapel Hill has have been
listened to or are being heard now," Gangi
The 11 committee members include four
residents of residential areas bordering
Meadowmont: Robert Foley, Betsy Ander
son, Dana Staats and Polly Vandervelt.
Other members are UNC Executive
Associate Athletic Director Richard
Baddour; UNC city and regional planning
Professor Emil Malizia; former Chapel
Hill Planning Committee Chairwoman
Alice Ingram; artist Scott Gwynne; Duke
Art Professor Once
Dated Liz Taylor
Marvin Saltzman lives
each day of his life on his
own terms. Page 2
away. Since January, more than six organiza
tions have held celebration weeks to share their
culture with the campus. Hardly a week goes by
in which the cube the student’s billboard
does not colorfully announce an activity put on
by one of the clubs.
The growth of student groups around ethnicity
is linked to a dramatic change in the composi
tion of the student body. For example, in 1970
when the Black Student Movement was just
three years old—only 420 black undergraduate,
graduate and professional students combined
were enrolled at UNC. In 1996, more than 400
students have memberships in the Black Student
Former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Donald Boulton agrees that the growth in the
number of minority students on campus has
been significant. “We have seen more growth in
the past 30 years than in the previous 170 put
together," he said.
“For a long time we were all male and all
The growth of ethnic groups has undoubtpus,
See MINORITIES, Page 5
Power representative and former Cham
ber of Commerce President Richard Will
iams; North Carolina Botanical Gardens
curator Jim Ward; and Chapel Hill Ap
pearance Commission member Joan Page.
Page said she thought the committee,
which had its first meeting March 28, rep
resented Chapel Hill residents’ concerns.
“Roughly one-third of the members live
around the development area, so the people
who will be most affected are well-repre-
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Could Increase by 5,000
BY MAGGIE SCHLEICH
In the next 10 years, UNC could increase its under
graduate enrollment by as many as 5,000 students, as
University officials explore different ways to cope with
the growing number of high school graduates.
The current discussion marks the first time in more
than 20 years that the University has seriously consid
ered expanding the student body.
Members of the committee that plans enrollment
said they had begun planning for growth after mem
bets of the Board of Trustees raised the possibility of
“The prevailing sentiment of the board is that so
many good students from North Carolina are being
denied admission at UNC,” said Trustee Annette
Wood. She said most BOT members felt the University
should adapt to the state’s population growth.
“We don’t want to be a huge, monolithic campus,
but we will be able to handle incremental changes, ’’she
Some members felt expansion would hurt the
University’s overall academic mission, while others
believed it should expand to compete with larger
schools, Wood said. The board had not officially voted
on an enrollment increase, she said.
Growth could have an unexpected impact on UNC,
East Carolina Housekeepers
To Join Anti-Privatization Rally
BY STEPHANIE WILLETT
Organizers of a protest against privatization said
Tuesday that about 100 East Carolina University stu
dents and housekeepers already under privatized man
agement would take part in a rally today in Raleigh.
The group from ECU would join forces with the
UNC Coalition for Economic Justice, coalition mem
ber Kim Diehl said. ECU housekeeping management
was privatized in 1990. Stu
dents and housekeepers from
unprivatizedN.C. State Uni
and Technological University also will attend.
“People are so fired up. They want everyone to
know how bad privatization is,” Diehl said.
“Privatization’s got so many layers of injury. It’s racial
injury, economic injury. It’s just a really bad thing.”
But Layton Getsinger, vice chancellor for business
affairs at ECU, said the school had seen greater net
cleanliness and a higher productivity from the house
keepers on staff. “With technological procedures, we
improved the appearance of the campus while at the
same time minimizing the efforts of housekeepers.”
Diehl said the coalition’s platform included speak
ing with legislators about good working conditions for
housekeepers and their opposition to the privatization
of management in any form.
Yet despite rumors about losingjobs, Getsinger said
■ Students said University
Police neglected a student
assaulted at a Union party.
BY DEANNA WITTMER
Eight Duke University students met with
University Police Chief Don Gold Tues
day to demand an official apology for the
lack of protection at a Great Hall party
sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
Inc. that was held on March 30.
A Raleigh man was severely beaten, a
female Duke student was almost assaulted
and a male Duke student was surrounded
by a mob outside of the Student Union on
the night of the party, according to wit
nesses and police reports.
The Duke students said that University
Police refused to help the woman when she
asked for assistance.
The students said they wanted to cor
roborate stories with University Police and
ensure there would bean investigation into
the events. They also requested the identi
fication and suspension of officers involved.
The students who spoke with Gold were
members of the Black Gentleman’s Club, a
group founded earlier this semester at Duke
to address issues African-American males
face. The group discusses the communica
tion gap between athletes and non-athletes
and helps students to come together and be
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Duke University students meet Tuesday afternoon with Police Chief Don Gold
to protest the actions of University Police during a Great Hall party last month.
mentors to each other.
Milan Selassin, a Duke senior and co
founder of the Black Gentleman’s Club,
said the group brought a small number of
students because they did not want to be
confrontational. He said the group wanted
to open communication with UNC offi
Gold said that a large group was not
admitted to the party because it sold out.
Altercations occurred among people who
were waiting outside, he said. “I met with
the young men to further discuss their
complaints,” Gold said. “We initiated an
internal affairs investigation several days
Gold said he wanted to improve secu
rity at late-night fraternity parties and would
put a special investigator on the case.
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said Geoff Feiss, associate dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences. “Clearly size is a terribly important
factor in determining an institution,” he said. The
University had been a non-growth institution since the
mid-19705, he said.
“Some people think we’re already too big,” Feiss
said. He said future growth would only occur at the
undergraduate level and that the majority of graduate
programs planned to decrease enrollment numbers
within the next decade.
“If we’re going to do this, we have to look at what
resources are needed, and where they will come from,"
Feiss said. “What will (growth) cost us, and not just
Feiss said new people were being added to the
enrollment committee. “In the past, the committee has
never taken on anything quite this global,” he said.
Timothy Sanford, chairman of the Enrollment
Management Committee and director of Institutional
Research, said UNC trustees had discussed enroll
ment targets, not a specific cap. The number of incom
ing freshmen has stabilized at 3,200 students per year.
UNC might increase the number of students by
abouts,ooo students within the nextlOyears, Sanford
The most obvious advantage to increasing the num-
See ENROLLMENT, Page 2
What’s Up With
The UNC System:
ECU had never sent any house
keepers home as a result of the
privatization. “When dealing
with people who are some of
the hardest workers, but who
are some of the most poorly
educated, the rumors can be
paralyzing to them. We could
only prove (no job losses) by walking our talk..’’
The idea for the rally came from UNC’s coalition,
but Diehl said the group talked with other schools and
their housekeepers to show a statewide unity. Diehl
said housekeepers lost legal representation as well as a
voice in their benefits, wages and accountability with
privatization of management.
However, Getsinger said privatizing housekeeping
management at ECU had improved housekeepers’
lives. He said the management was more sensitive
now to housekeepers than before privatization. There
was better leadership, more effective cleaning chemi
cals and a higher quality of cleanliness on campus, he
said. “(By privatizing), we saved the state taxpayers
$280,000,” Getsinger said.
But taxpayers didn’t really save money, Diehl said.
“It’s the high costs that we’re so concerned about.”
Crae Clemets, director of Housekeeping Services at
ECU, refused to comment on ECU housekeepers
attending the rally. No housekeepers from ECU could
be reached for comment.ECU Chancellor Richard
Aiken did not return any phone messages.
Selassin said the group would provide
as much help as possible in the investiga
tion, including finding witnesses. “We’re
happy with the attitude he(Gold) displayed.
He had a sympathetic attitude, and he
wanted to see the situation resolved," said
Jamaal Adams, a Duke student who said
he was a victim of attempted assault at the
Adams said a mob of about 15 to 20
people attempted to assault him outside
the Union on the night of the party. One
person managed to calm the crowd, Adams
said, but they then attempted to assault
another Duke student, Diahnna Baxter.
When she attempted to get in the Union, a
University police officer opened the door,
held a mace can up at eye level and told her
to go home.