Look Homeward Wolfe gets own stamp. See Page 2 ®ljr Satljj Heel www.unc.edu/dth ||r.i/ ■ DTH/RYAN VASAN Jonathan Kozol, renowned author and teacher, spoke critically of the U.S. public school system Wednesday night in the Morehead Building. Libraries Boast Tight Security Two UNC-system libraries have security measures more stringent than existing UNC-Chapel Hill standards. By Kelly Phillips Staff Writer Librarians working in the UNC sys tem say UNC-Chapel Hill libraries have some of the most lenient security procedures of the state’s public univer sities. Several recent incidents involving indecent exposure and robberies have occurred at UNC-CH libraries, raising some concern in the University com munity about the security of the cam pus’ libraries. There are no security guards at Davis Library and no policy of checking patrons’ IDs as they enter. A security guard patrols the Undergraduate Library during its late night hours, and staff members check students’ IDs after midnight. Jinnie Davis, N.C. State University spokeswoman, said two uniformed security guards patrol their library 24 hours a day. In addition to the security officers, N.C. State libraries have other mea sures, including panic buttons located throughout the library, that allow staff members to quickly contact campus security, Davis said. She added that library employees check student IDs late at night before allowing people to enter. “We also have a safety committee composed of not only library staff, but also other members on campus that dis cusses areas of safety in the library,” Davis said. Other UNC-system schools also have more elaborate library security measures than UNC-CH and have fewer library crimes reported. Gordon Barber, East Carolina University buildings operations manag er, said ECU has several security guards patrolling at all times, even though the library does not remain open all night. “We really wanted to push security,” Barber said. “We had started a program in July of 1996 and since, we have had very few security problems." .' He said the rejuvenated ECU secu rity program included renovating and adding on to their previous library in 1996 and placing stacks in less remote locations. “I cannot think of any crimes since moving into the new building," Barber said. But some UNC-CH officials claim libraries here are as safe as possible. Diane Strauss, UNC-CH associate librarian for public services, said the libraries’ roles extend beyond the University community. See SECURITY, Page 4 If I saw myself in clothes like that, I'd have to kick my own ass. Happy Gilmore 1 ——————. .V/ftaw .2/A3 DTH/CHRISTINE NGUYEN Sophomore Emily Lorance tears apart ads that she feels degrade women. Advocates for the Empowerment of Women of All Color celebrated National Love Your Body Day on Wednesday in the Pit by destroying ads that portrayed women unrealistically. UNC Activists Let Soles Do Talking Sophomores Emily Williams and LeElaine Comer say women feel social pressures that keep them from being healthy and happy. By Loren Clemens Staff Writer If you walked across the Pit on Wednesday, chances are you stepped on a supermodel. Members of Advocates for the Empowerment of Women of All Color, a Campus Y volunteer and advocacy organiza- NCCU Student Government Sponsors Awareness Rally By Aimee Brown Staff Writer DURHAM - N.C. Central University students and political candidates gathered in the Shepherd Library Bowl on Wednesday to recruit voters and spark interest in the upcoming UNC-system bond referendum. Hundreds of students and several state educa tion advocates attended the event, organized to gather support for the $3.1 billion higher education bond referendum and to encourage voter registra tion. State political candidates and their delegates also participated in the rally, using the bond as a stumping point to push their campaigns and to make students aware of top election issues. Following the Herd The University of Texas-Austin broke 50,000 students this year. Are we on the way? See Page 3 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Speaker Discusses Education, Faith By Sam Atkins Staff Writer An experienced teacher and civil rights advocate working in extremely poor areas of New York presented a lecture Wednesday night to hundreds of eager students, parents and administrators. Jonathan Kozol, author of “Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation,” and several other books, spoke about living and working among children who he said only dream of living a life without dis ease, loneliness and insecurities. Kozol has compiled his interactions with mostly black and Hispanic children into books that have sold millions of tion, began plastering the brick walkway with fashion advertisements Tuesday night in prepa ration for Wednesday’s Ad-Stomp protest. Sophomore Emily Williams, AEWC co chairwoman, who conceived the idea for the event, said the group’s goal is to force the UNC community to question the modem ideal of beauty. “If it’s imbedded in your culture, how can you know where it comes from?” she said. “Personally, we feel the pressure to look like this,” said Williams, gesturing to the pho tographs of models taped to the ground. Interested participants went door to door at UNC residence halls gathering advertisements featuring extremely thin models, and students The rally, orchestrated by the N.C. Central Student Government Association, included musi cal performances as well as speeches from student leaders and bond supporters encouraging activism among young people. As the candidates took their seats on stage, the N.C. Central Eagle cheerleaders hyped up the crowd chanting, “Let’s go Eagles! Let’s vote!” Board of Governors Chairman Ben Ruffin drew applause from the crowd when he denounced the stereotype that young people are politically apa thetic, expressing confidence that students will turn out to vote for the bond Nov. 7. “I think you will vote because you understand See RALLY, Page 4 copies. His latest book addresses the interplay between education and spiri tuality for children in a particularly poor neighborhood in South Bronx, N.Y. “The love and sweetness of these chil dren are the bread and wine (of com munion),” Kozol said, as he explained the profound impact working with chil dren has had in his fife. Professor Ruel Tyson, director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and School of Education Dean Madeleine Grumet introduced Kozol before he spoke. “Kozol has risked everything to serve his society,” Grumet said. “He of all people has fought the sacrifices of children.” Kozol began his lecture by conveying his respect for school teachers, calling contributed other ads throughout the day. The action reached its peak at 4:30 p.m. when a group gathered to stomp on all the ads as a crowd looked on from the Pit’s steps. The National Organization for Women des ignated Sept. 20 as Love Your Body Day, and AEWC scheduled Ad-Stomp to coincide with this date. The group will send the destroyed advertisements to ad agencies, accompanying a petition sponsored by NOW. Members of AEWC who sat at the Ad-Stomp table felt this issue was critical. LeElaine Comer, a sophomore who is also a co-chairwoman, said, See AD STOMP, Page 4 i DTH/ARIEL SHUMAKER The Sound Machine Marching Band opens the first annual voter registration rally at North Carolina Central University. me band was present to raise voting interest. 4 * ffi 0 *" them his heroes. Before going to the South Bronx in 1993, Kozol taught reading in Boston public schools. He said he firmly believes that more funding is needed for areas like the South Bronx for improvements in schools and medical attention. “One-fourth of the children go to school with an asthma pump,” he said. “Most kids have lost a relative to AIDS or some other horrible disease.” Kozol then turned his attention to inequality in education funding, an issue he said he felt particularly strongly about “New York spends an average of SB,OOO per kid in the South Bronx area as opposed to $20,000 per public school ID Controversy Leaves Officials Defending Policy Recent changes in the consequences of using fake IDs spark debate when a local lawyer claims the changes unfairly target students. By Charles Daly Staff Writer Changes in policies regarding the use of fake IDs have raised the ire qf a local attorney, but.law enforcement officials are defending the changes as a positive way to curb underage drinking. With help from the Alcohol Law Enforcement, a policy threatening to charge minors possessing fake IDs with stiffer penalties has hit Orange County streets. But attorney Orrin Robbins, whose private firm is located on Henderson Street, said the possession of a fake ID does not necessarily constitute a crime in itself. Only when the holder attempts to purchase alcohol with the ID does he or she commit a crime, he said. Robbins said the policy unfairly targets students. “They are adults under the eyes of the law,” he said. “They can vote, smoke, have families and work. This treatment is inconsistent with their age.” But Chapel Hill police Capt. Tony Oakley said the real intent of the policy is to encourage safety and not to target any one in particular. Oakley explained that alcohol-related acci dents were a source of concern and that he hoped the policy would promote responsible drinking. “People felt there were no teeth to the rule,” he said. “Now that the rule has teeth, perhaps there is greater consciousness.” The Orange County policy, adopted two years ago, raises the status of a fake ID violation from an infraction to a mis demeanor. Misdemeanor charges blight the permanent record of the offender, while infraction charges are punished by fines or community service without long-term consequences. But the policy might not be carrying the impact officials had hoped. Some area merchants admit to letting students who attempt to purchase alcohol with a fake ID walk away without contacting the police. Jim Earnhardt, owner of 23 Steps, located at 173 1/2 Franklin St., said his employees turn away fake IDs but do not necessarily report the incidents. “Sometimes we confiscate them, and they are picked up by the (ALE),” he said. “But we never call the authorities unless the customer is belligerent." See FAKE IDS, Page 4 We think... Today: Rainy, 85 Friday: Stormy, 79 Saturday: Stormy, 81 Thursday, September 21, 2000 kid in the white, suburban area close by,” he said. “This is unacceptable in a good democracy. The entire system of school funding needs to be changed.” Students filled the doorway and cov ered the floor to hear Kozol. “He brought up issues that I never consid ered,” said Michael Maguire, a senior business major. “He is a wonderful speaker and changed the way I think about education in America’s society.” Kozol ended his lecture by saying, “I go to the South Bronx to find blessings, not provide them. 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