North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. 75 CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1968 Number 5
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Summer Problems
By MARY JO LINCOLN
Tar Heel Staff Writer
Summer school on any
campus moves in an atmosphere
of fast activity. UNC is no
exception. This rush brings
problems, especially to the
visiting students.
There are two five-week
summer sessions at UNC.
Visiting students come from
many schools some to make up
failures, some to get ahead of
next year and others just to have
something to do during the
summer. They talk freely about
the problems they encounter.
The problem mentioned most
often is that of registration. For
those students who did not
pre-register, the first impression
of summer school can be one of
disorganization. Students who
do not go here regularly
sometimes complain that
registration is too spread out;
they feel that the
building-to-building routine is
too complicated.
. Different phases of
registration require a student to
go to different buildings. Class
cards are pulled in Hanes, ID
cards are completed in Swain
and tuition is paid in Old South.
One student said, "You spend
too much time being sent from
one place to another just to wait
in line to be sent somewhere
else."
All students may register at
anytime during the time period
allotted each semester. Some
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Beards and broads sat beside Silent Sam on Wednesday to spit
watermelon seeds and relax to the twangs of The Dirt Jug Band.
think time assignments should
be made so that everyone would
not coverge at once on certain
buildings.
Others say assignment would
interfere with getting the classes
you want; this assignment would
allow the first students a definite
advantage in class selection.
Perhaps registration will
remain an eternal problem, but
nevertheless it does create a
certain breed of havoc.
The "liberal" attitude that
many visiting students expected
to find at UNC does not extend
to all the summer school classes.
The complaints vary.
One girl complained of the
dictatorial attitude of some
professors toward class cuts.
"It's ridiculous," she said, "you
can't even be sick."
Possibly the professors are
thinking of the profuse amount
of work that has to fit into the
five short weeks. The students
are thinking of the need to
exercise freedom of attendance.
One visiting student griped
that one of her professors stifles
curiosity by not encouraging
questions. Most students feel
that both the professor and the
student have something to offer
to the class, and students who
have open-discussion classes have
fewer complaints about
student-teacher relationships.
Another area of concern is
the dress rule. The rules state
that girls are to wear dresses to
class. The general informality of
summer, the long hot days and
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the various unair conditioned
classrooms stir a desire to go
against the rules. Girls want to
dress comfortably in bermudas
or slacks if necessary as long as
propriety is maintained.
Social improvements would
bring at least one mixer into the
summer sessions. Visiting
students want to get to know
more people.
Some think that a mixer
would widen the circle of
friendships. Until now, there
have been no mass parties.
Students must find their own
entertainment.
The subject of hours
regulations brings many solicited
and unsolicited comments.
Undergraduate girls want later
hours and more allowances for
lateness.
Boys are not subject to hours
but they do have to bring the
girls in and they probably have
quite a lot to say also.
There are unending sides to
this problem and everyone has
an answer that he thinks is
better than the existing rule.
Nevertheless, for each gripe
from a visiting student
("Everyone is trying to conform
to the Carolina image"), there is
a fond remembrance of Chapel
Hill ("Everyone puts out an
effort to make things work")
For each complaint
("Everybody's on his own little
merry-go-round and he doesn't
know where to get off or how"),
there is a compliment ("The
campus is beautiful. It needs to
be commended").
VISTA Sponsors
Y Booth And Van
By MARY BURCH
Tar Heel Staff Writer
VISTA will be recruiting
interested parties on campus and
in the Chapel Hill vicinity
through Friday.
Charles Williams and Mickey
Carrier, VISTA recruiters, will
operate a booth in Y Court and
sponsor a touring van to supply
information and discuss
opportunities in the VISTA
program.
A VISTA volunteer serves
one year, plus six weeks of
training, which can be extended
if the Volunteer desires.
Anyone who is 18 years of
age or older and a U.S. citizen
may volunteer. Married couples
are eligible if they do not have
dependants under 18, and if
both husband and wife
volunteer.
"VISTA volunteers may
request an area of service in any
of the 50 states, the. District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the
Virgin Islands," said Williams.
"In addition the recruit may
choose from the more than 400
projects VISTA carries out in
the six main areas: urban
projects (the ghettoes in the
cities), rural projects
(Appalachia), Indian reservation
affairs, migrant labor camps,
mental health projects or the job
corps," he added.
"No region is too remote, no
area too distressed to discourage
VISTA's willingness to help,"
the program sets forth.
Cathey Extrapolates
On Women 's Rules
"I believe that as women
move through their freshman,
sophomore, junior, and senior
years, they should have
progressively more freedom,"
Dean of Student Affairs, CO.
Cathey said in an interview
Thursday, June 27th.
Dean Cathey was referring to
the proposal he received last
week from Sharon Rose,
Women's Residence Council
Chairman, 1967-68, concerning
self-limiting hours for University
of North Carolina women's
dormitory residents.
Self-limiting hours would in
effect give women the same
freedom acknowledged to
women at the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro
last December when the student
legislature voted to abolish
closing hours for upperclass
coeds by permitting them to live
in "open" residence halls.
Dean Cathey favors giving
women the responsibilities that
self-limiting hours would entail,
but does not yet know how to
resolve the hours with the
conflict of dangers he feels are
involved with open residence
halls. Too many keys are lost
Today there are 3,500 VISTA
(Volunteers in Service to
America) workers. They can be
found in distant Alaskan villages
where they arrive in pairs by
bush plane. They are working in
the slums of New York, Chicago
and Los Angeles and in the
hollows of Appalachia.
One of the goals of VISTA is
"to bring new hope to the
mentally ill and retarded and live
side by side with youngsters in
the War on Poverty's Job Corps
centers."
Volunteers receive a monthly
allowance that is enough to get
by on in the areas to which they
are assigned. The allowance
covers housing, food, clothing,
transportation and $75 a month
for personal incidentals.
President Johnson, in greeting
the first VISTA volunteers at the
White House, December 12,
1964, said, "Your pay will be
low; the conditions of your
labor often will be difficult. But
you will have the satisfaction of
leading a great national effort
and you will have the ultimate
reward which comes to those
who serve their fellow man."
Anyone interested in
obtaining more information on
VISTA's projects and
opportunities is asked to stop by
the Y Court booth or the VISTA
van.
After this week information
and applications may be
obtained from Mrs. Anne Queen
at the Y.
when women have their own
keys to dormitories. Open halls
make it too easy for possibly
dangerous persons to enter the'
dormitories.
Discussing trends in women's
college liberties in general, the
Dean said, "My idea of
educational experience is as
broad as education, but my
concern is also for the common
good."
Cathey was pleased with one
statement Sharon Rose made in
her proposal. "The
communication channels are
open," she said. "Joint
committees have the advantage
of many points of view."
Much criticism has been made
of the administration in the past
by students who feel
administrators are not willing to
discuss controversial matters,
such as self-limiting hours, with
the students. ,
"There are no issues that the
university is unwilling to sit
down and discuss," Cathey
emphasized. "I want to involve
students in every way the
university can possibly conceive,
because the university affairs are
also their affairs."
    

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