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Student charged in year’s Ist reported rape
■ A hearing will be held
today to decide if there is
enough evidence for a trial.
BY MARVA HINTON
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
UNC Police arrested a University
freshman Monday and charged him with
second-degree forcible rape, marking the
first report of rape at UNC in 1996.
Jason Ryan Newsom, 18, of 129
Ehringhaus Residence Hall, was placed
under $20,000 secured bond and held in
the Orange County Jail on Monday.
He posted bail and was released later
Campus creates climate for many local, national causes
■ Recent decades have
given rise to distinct flavors
of student involvement
BY LAUREN AGRELLA
In the last 30 years, University stu
dents have become involved in the world
around them in a visible way. Their ac
tions have been significant enough to put
UNC on Mother Jones magazine’s Top
20 Activist Cam-
A continuing series
on UNC activism
puses list in the Sep
What is it that
makes UNC stu
dents so vocal?
that you’ve got to
do things,” said
Wilson, director of
the Campus Y.
The Campus Y, in existence since
1860, has come to serve as headquarters
for student activism and home to count
less groups committed to social action.
“Students have a unique opportunity
to give themselves permission to be in
volved and to be knowledgeable about
themselves and the community,” said
Pam Cheek, associate director of the
Each of the last three or four decades
has had its own flavor in terms of student
The ’6os and ’7os were a turbulent
time, Hatcher-Wilson said.
Students were concerned with the
United States’ involvement in Vietnam,
and anti-govemment protests were preva
lent. Letter-writing campaigns, trips to
equally between sexes
BY ASHLEY STEPHENSON
Despite the fact that women have been
attending UNC for only half of the
institution’s 203 years, they are already
attaining a number of scholarships pro
portionate to those of men.
Many UNC staff members saidUNC’s
male-to-female ratio of 2-to-3 is respon
sible for women receiving about 1,000
more University-sponsored scholarships
According to a 1994-95 Institutional
Research report, women received 3,010
awards during the 1994-95 school year,
while men received 1,997 awards.
Nerissa Rivera, a research associate
for Institutional Research, said the high
number of women within the University
was responsible for the large difference
between the number of scholarships
awarded to men and women.
Rivera said the demographics of the
student body would naturally lead to
more womenreceivingscholarships, and
the number of scholarships allocated was
proportional to the ratio of men to
“The number of actual dollars is greater
for scholarships received by women,”
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Daniel J. Boorstin
on the same day.
Newsom, who was unavailable for
comment Tuesday, is scheduled to ap
pear in court in Hillsborough today.
A charge of second-degree forcible
rape is a felony in North Carolina, al
though it is less severe than first-degree
Louis Bilionis, a professor in the UNC
Law School, said first-degree rape in
volved special circumstances.
“First-degree rape involves either the
rape of a minor, rape involving severe
bodily injury, the use of a weapon or an
attack by more than one assailant,”
Newsom could face academic sanc
tions from the University.
“Students have a unique
opportunity ...to be involved
and to be knowledgeable
about themselves and the
Campus Y Associate Director
Washington, D.C., and pro-localization
movements were common.
“Students felt empowered to see them
selves as agents of change,” Hatcher-
Robert Kirkpatrick, professor of En
glish, has taught at UNC since 1967. He
said he felt nothing had moved Univer
sity students like Vietnam.
“Students were more active, more
vocal on campus than ever since,” he
said. “Students in the '6os had a sense of
common culture; Vietnam was some
thing in which we were all interested.”
Campus activists also looked at con
flicts at home.
“Students throughout the country were
questioning many things, specifically of
race and equality, ” Hatcher-Wilson said.
Integration and civil rights issues were
the focus of much of the activism on
campus. The initiation of forced integra
tion in 1969 only marked the beginning
of more student action.
“One imperative (throughout the
University’s history) has been the elimi
nation of racism,” Hatcher-Wilson said.
Though race-related activism contin
ued, the ’Bos often referred to as the
“me generation”—saw a definite shift in
“The trend that I saw was more per
sonal satisfaction, self-seeking, behav
iors,” Hatcher-Wilson said.
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Rivera said. “But I think you’ll find that
it’s pretty comparable.”
For the 1994-95 school year, men re
ceived $5,234,799 in scholarships, but
women got top dollar with $7,301,908.
The dollar amounts match up almost
proportionately with the ratio of men
and women. Men, who comprise about
41 percent of the student population,
won about 41 percent of the money,
which included all scholarships and ath
Tim Sanford, director of Institutional
Research, also said the high number of
scholarships awarded to women may be
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Under the University’s Disciplinary
Emergency Policy he could be summarily
suspended for his arrest.
According to the policy, when a stu
dent is arrested, a committee composed
ofU niversity officials may decide to with
draw the matter from the Student Court
System and handle it themselves.
The committee would then consider
the effect of a guilty verdict on the Uni
versity community. If the committee de
termines that a guilty verdict would dis
rupt the academic process or pose a dan
ger to members of the University com
munity or University property, it will
summarily suspend the student from the
Otherwise, the committee will return
Top 20 activist campuses
Mother Jones magazine cited UNC as one of the top activist
schools. These schools have ‘pioneered social action' and ”
consistently generate students who are committed to public affairs.
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Kirkpatrick said he believed that re
cent activism had been fairly ununified.
“People act out of interest in the par
ticular group they can identify with ...
which can be catastrophic,” he said.
Women’s rights and environmental
concerns became maj or platforms for stu
dent groups in the ’Bos. Literacy, nuclear
disarmament, death penalty issues and
apartheid in South Africa also attracted
attention on campus.
Students’ interests led to the forma
tion of numerous campus committees to
allow continued devotion to those causes.
Recent activism, however, has been on a
The ’9os brought another distinct era
of student activism, which included the
creation of the Sonja H. Stone Black
Cultural Center and escalation of the
There has been a shift from national
issues toward more community-oriented
concerns. The Persian Gulf War was one
of the only national-scale matters which
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jurisdiction of the case to the Student
Judicial System immediately.
Under the Student Code of Conduct
students convicted of knowingly com
mitting a sexual invasion under the may
be suspended indefinitely for a period of
not less than two semesters.
Following indefinite suspension the
student would have to file a formal
petetion to the court then having original
jurisdiction over the offense involved for
While Dean of Students Fred
Schroeder would not comment on
Newsom’s case, he said the policy was
used to protect the University.
“It is only out of concern for the Uni
versity community,” Schroeder said.’Tt
students felt inspired to address.
“Issues are becoming more localized, ”
Hatcher-Wilson said. “Now, we’re see
ing a shift back toward responsible activ
McKenzie Steen, a sophomore from
Mars Hill and a member of Alpha Phi
Omega service fraternity, said students
often get excited about an issue and then
don’t do anything about it.
“If you’re going to get active about
something, get active,” she said. “Make
Despite the plethora of opportunities,
UNC students are generally focused on
theirvisions. “Students see their activism
as a type that can make real institutional
change,” Cheek said.
Hatcher-Wilson stressed the impor
tance of paying attention to events of the
past so that students avoid making those
“You just have to do something,” she
said. “Anybody could do it, but yon have
to do it.”
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is not permanent. It temporarily removes
the student from the University commu
Asa freshman Newsom had started to
participate in University activities, in
cluding the UNC football team.
Steve Kirschner, director of media re
lations for revenue sports, said Newsom
participated on the football team as a
nonrecruited walk-on, but he left the team
in September for personal reasons.
“Jason Newsom briefly walked onto
the football team in the fall,” UNC coach
Mack Brown said.
“He’s since decided not to participate
in football, therefore we won’t comment
on a student who’s not a member of our
■ SCALE’s vision has spun
off chapters at other
BY HUARY FRANKLIN
Reading this sentence may be simple
for some, but for others, literacy is a
One grassroots group at UNC that has
gained national status has worked to solve
the problem since 1989.
The Student Coalition for Action in
Literacy Education was cited by Mother
Jones magazine as one of the organiza
tions at UNC contributing to the cam
pus’ reputation for student activism.
SCALE was formed by alumni Lisa
Madry and Clay Thorp, who decided
that a national program was needed to
raise literacy awareness.
“I saw myself as someone who had a
vision for a national organization that
could help college students around the
nation to also help others in the same
way,” said Thorp, who remains on
SCAJLE’s Board of Advisors. “Ifiguredif
I wasn’t going to do it, no one else was,
and when you ha ve that feeling you have
to go with it.”
In the fall of 1989, Madry and Thorp
obtained their first of many grants, began
See SCALE, Page 5
Police rule freshman’s fall
from Ehringhaus a suicide
■ Police found a suicide
note in Matthew Burnore’s
BY KERRY OSSI
University Police ruled the death of a
freshman who fell Monday from
Ehringhaus Residence Hall a suicide
Matthew Paul Bumore, 18, of 324
Ehringhaus died after falling from the
second floor of his residence hall just
before 9 a.m.
University Police Chief Donald Gold
said investigators found a suicide note in
Bumore’s room. Police interviews with
eyewitnesses also supported the investi
gators’ conclusion of suicide.
Freshman Ted Dangson, Bumore’s
Ehringhaus suitemate, said he was sur
prised by his friend’s suicide.
“We were all pretty tight,” Dangson
said, referring to the suite. “There were
no problems we were aware of.”
Though freshman received their mid
term reports on Sunday, Dangson said
grades did not have anything to do with
“He was a really great guy,” Dangson
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■ Daly has not acted on the
4 lawsuits he has filed this
year; 2 have expired.
BY JEFF YOUNG
In the course of his campaign for state
auditor, Republican Jack Daly has at
tracted attention not by shaking hands
and kissing babies, but by involving him
self in four lawsuits, including one filed
against the town of Chapel Hill last week.
Daly, a UNC law student who is not
taking classes this semester, claims the
lawsuits are not di
rectly related to his
ever, since Daly
has let two suits
expire, others say
they are only pleas
Fund for Indi
vidual Rights, said
each of the lawsuits
was related to pro
UNC law school
FERGUSON said he
thought Daly's suits
were used solely lor
“I am trying to
effect change consistent with my plat
form,” Daly said.
Doug Ferguson, a UNC alumnus and
attorney for Jenner and Block in Chi
cago, opposed one of Daly’s lawsuits in
March. He said he thought Daly used the
lawsuits for better name recognition.
“The state auditor position is not very
recognizedby voters inNorth Carolina,”
he said. “Almost any way to get your
name in print could help with recogni
tion in the voting booth.”
Ferguson was active in recruiting UNC
law students to sign on as co-defendants
in a lawsuit filed by Daly against the
UNC system on March 11. That suit
challenged racial- and gender-based
scholarships awarded within the UNC
system. That suit was not followed up.
“We were not too surprised that law
suit was not carried out, but we were
worried enough to organize in case he
followed through,” Ferguson said. “In
the end it wasn’t necessary because the
defendants were never served.”
According to the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure, lawsuits filed in federal court
must be served within 120 days of the
initial filing. Unless a motion ispresented
to extend the 120-day deadline, the court
See LAWSUITS, Page 5
said. “He was easy-going and he never
got mad at anybody.”
Though initial reports stated Bumore
fell from the third floor, Gold said infor
mation from witnesses suggested he ac
tually fell from the second floor.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office
ruled the cause of death as a blunt force
trauma to the head resulting from the
fall. Officials said they found no evi
dence to suggest the use of alcohol or
drugs was involved in the death.
“Matthew Bumore’s death is a trag
edy for his family and friends and the
University extends its deepest condo
lences to all who are affected by it," said
Dean of Students Fred Schroeder.
Schroeder said Nathan Bumore,
Matthew Bumore’s brother and a UNC
junior, notified his parents, who were out
of the country. Schroeder spoke to the
parents shortlyafterwards, and said they
were on their way back to the country.
Funeral arrangements for Bumore had
not been made as of Tuesday afternoon.
Bumore’s death was the second stu
dent suicide this month. Graduate stu
dent Ellen Carrigan was found dead Oct
Counselors from Student Health Ser
vice and University Counseling Center
are providing assistance to students and
employees from Ehringhaus.