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Volume 85, Issue No. 27
Tuesday October 4, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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of honor plan
By JACI HUGHES
Members of the Educational Policy
Committee (EPC) expressed concern
Monday that a proposed change in the
Honor Code might legally bind them to
report students caught cheating.
Specifically, committee members were
worried that students might be able to take
faculty members to civil court.
Prof. Phillip A. Stadter, a member of the
committee, said he was concerned that
faculty members might be held legally
responsible before a civil court for reporting
or failing to report Honor Code violations.
He said he knew of a case where a student
had taken a professor to civil court for
reporting that he had cheated on a test. The
student charged that the professor's action
had prevented him from receiving his degree
and therefore had robbed him of his
Stadter said the situation also could work
in reverse. He explained that if a student
thought a professor observed but did not
report an honor code violation, under the
proposed changes the student possibly could
take a professor to court.
The proposal in question states that it is
the faculty's responsibility to "exercise
supervision of the class during an
examination, both to discourage cheating
and to detect any which may occur.
Supervision includes proper security in the
distribution and collection of examination
papers and presence in the classroom by the
instructor or an authorized substitute."
"We (the Committee on Student Conduct)
have not discussed the legal liability of the
faculty," said James 0. Cansler, chairperson
of that committee.
Cansler said presently 99 per cent of the
cases that go to Honor Court are reported by
faculty members. He questioned whether the
proposed changes would actually alter the
role of the faculty members in the honor
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Mark Appelbaum, a member of the on at a full faculty meeting," Appelbaum
Educational Policy Committee, said that if said.
the supervision were intended to be legally The Educational Policy Committee and
binding, the Faculty Council may not have the Committee on Student Conduct will
the authority to approve it for the entire discussthe proposal under question at a joint
By KEITH HOLLAR
University and Chapel Hill officials
have reached a final agreement for
funding a mass-transit system that
allows the continued substitution of
evening bus routes with a shared-ride
According to the agreement, the
evening taxi service will be evaluated by
the end of this month and, if necessary,
In signing the final proposal, the
University agrees that in the fiscal year
beginning July I. 1977, it will purchase
from the town "not less than $366,200
worth of bus passes for service provided
within the Town of Chapel Hill and
$30,200 worth of bus passes for service
provided within the Town of Carrboro,
for a total of $396,400 worth of
After purchasing these passes, the
University resells them at a discount to
students, faculty and staff members.
Anyone using the taxi service must have
a bus pass.
John L. Temple, UNC v ice chancellor
for business and finance, said he signed
a letter of agreement late Friday from
Town Manager Kurt J. Jenne after the
two had met earlier in the day and
agreed on the wording of the proposal.
The town and the University had been
negotiating an agreement since March.
Temple had balked at signing an
earlier proposal because it contained no
provision for fixed-route night bus
mue might taxis
Although the final agreement does
not provide for such service. Temple
said he is generally satisfied with the
terms of the agreement.
"We got to the point where we got a
reasonable agreement, and we signed
it," he said.
He said the University decided to give
the taxi service a reasonable time period
because it is more economical and
because he has heard no complaints
from users of the service, which began
The final agreement calls for
continuation of the shared-ride taxi
service until at least Oct. 31. when the
service will be modified if ridership has
not reached an average of 100 persons
An average of about 52 persons per
evening are using the service now,
according to Chapel Hill
Transportation Director Bob Godding.
An earlier proposal contained no
provisions concerning when and by
what criteria the shared-ride taxi service
would be evaluated, Jenne said.
Modifications in the evening service,
according to the agreement, may
include dropping the 25-cent surcharge
now levied on users of the shared-ride
taxi sen ice who travel from bus stop to
bus stop, or an combination of fixed
route and shared-ride taxi service.
"The possibilities (for modification)
range from all shared-ride taxi to all
fixed-route bus service," Jenne said.
The agreement also states that a joint
re-ealuation be made no later than
Dec. I to determine the type of evening
service to be provided after Jan. 8, 1978.
"We're going to have evening
service," Temple said. "The question is
w hat kind ol evening service it's going to
Morrison lot rezoned
for students once again
CP&L proposes world' s largest plant
Commission concluding hearings on nuclear plant
By MIKE MacMILLAN
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will
conclude public hearings on Carolina Power and
Light's (CP&L) proposed Sharon Harris nuclear
power plant this week with a parade of CP&l and NRC
technical witnesses scheduled to testify.
At stake during the three final days of testimony
beginning today is the fate of the nuclear facility, which
would be located 20 miles southwest of Raleigh.
At the conclusion of the hearings, the NRC will
decide whether to isse a permit allowing CP&L to
begin construction on what would be the largest
nuclear power plant in the world.
In April 1971, CP&L announced plans to build the
four light-water reactors comprising the facility,
projecting 900 megawatts of potential electricity at a
Last Tuesday the second series of public hearings
began in Raleigh. Three parties are directly involved in
the hearings: the NRC, CP&L and the Conservation
Council of North Carolina, which is opposing
construction of the plant. The burden of proving the
necessity for the plant lies with CP&L.
Public commentary was solicited at the beginning of
the hearings from about 35 persons in the audience.
The majority of the citizens making the "limited
appearance" statements opposed construction of the
Speaking for the Triangle Sierra Club, Christopher
Turner questioned CP&L's ability to place proper
safeguards on possible harmful side effects. He cited a
recent study revealing the presence of Nickel-59 in the
vessels of decommissioned reactors.
Nickel-59 is a radioactive isotope of the normally
harmless nickel used in the construction process. Due
to its lengthy half-life, Nickel-59 would pose a
radioactive danger to man for some half-million years,
The airing of such questions is the purpose of the
hearings and CP&L, as the applicant, is charged with
delivering the answers.
The NRC will base its final decision on the Sharon
Harris project on three criteria: need vs. environmental
impact, finance and safety.
CP&L contends that the projected demand for
electricity makes the facility a necessity. CP&L also
contends, along with the N RC technical staff, that the
benefits of increased power outweigh any possible
harmful environmental effects.
As for the financial. aspects of the facility, CP&L
feels that its recently upgraded bond rating will make
The safety factor involves a situation with low risk
but with a high potential for disaster. In this instance,
the technical staff again feels that the projected benefits
outweigh the risks incurred.
Last Tuesday the CNCC produced its most
prestigious witness against construction: Amory
Louvins, an internationally renowned physicist and
advocate of alternative energy sources.
Louvins' contentions were twofold. First he argued
that from an economic standpoint, nuclear energy as a
source of electricity is dead. He said that in light of
soaring construction costs, the relative
inexpensiveness of coal-fired plants and the more
economical "soft" path of alternative technologies, the
hard road of nuclear energy is a total waste of
Second, Louvins said that the alternative sources are
currently available and practical to implement. These
include geo-thermal and wind power, solar energy,
biomass conversions and micro use of hydroelectric
By BEVERLY MILLS
A portion of the Morrison parking lot
has been rezoned for student use after
efforts by residents to regain the lost
spaces proved successful for the second
Fifty-five spaces of the large
Morrison lot have been rezoned S-4,
UNC Security Director Ted Marvin
announced Monday. This summer, the
lot was zoned S-l for hospital staff use.
"This was supposed to be in effect
today (Monday), but it will probably
take until Wednesday to get the change
physically underway," Marvin said. He
said the signs designating the parking
zone must be changed today.
"As best we know now, students
should be able to park in the lot by
Wednesday, Oct. 5. Until then, students
should continue to park where they have
The 55 spaces will be assigned for S-l
or S-4 permits. Marvin said judging
from past experience, students will be
using the rezoned spaces rather than
This summer the 147-space main lot
was changed from a student to a
hospital-employee lot by the Division of
Business and Finance. Since the
beginning of the fall semester, the
Morrison Executive Council has been
working to have the lot changed for
Last, year, the Morrison government
regained two-thirds of the lot through
the same methods that were employed
Marvin said the 55 spaces were given
back to Morrison residents because the
hospital employees were not using the
lot to capacity.
"We gave the hospital a reasonable
amount of time to use the parking lot,"
Marvin said. 'The figures showed 75 to
100 unused spaces. We felt the students
were justified in asking for part of it
Morrison residents and the Traffic
Office have been monitoring the
Morrison lot to determine the extent of
hospital-employee need for the lot.
"'The Morrison residents are ghid to
have the lot back," Morrison Gov. Bill
Gillikin said. "It's a hassle for people in
the dorm to have to park so faraway. I
just wish there had been better
communication before they took the lot
Gillikin said he first learned that the
lot had been rezoned for staff use w hen
he returned to campus this fall.
"Morrison residents are going to keep
surveying the lot, because there is a good
chance the Traffic Office might take it
back," Gillikin said. "So we are trying to
protect ourselves, and we'd like to have
even more spaces."
Paul Arne, student transportation
director, said actions on the part of
Morrison residents and the traffic office
"The Traffic Office sold permits for
the S-l zone to 135 per cent capacity,
and it still wasn't full," Arne said. "The
Traffic Office rightfully thought they
needed extra spaces. They found out,
contrary to belief, they didn't need the
spaces, so they gave them back.
"When the Traffic Office starts
needing those spaces or has to deny
people the right to come to campus, they
will probably take the lot back."
Sign language interest grows
Holmes teaches deaf communications
in two University speech courses
By SUSIE HAMRICK
In the silent, secluded world of the deaf, sign language is the
passageway to communication.
But most persons who can hear do not understand sign
language, so they are unable to communicate with the deaf.
More than 100 persons with normal hearing are drawing
word pictures in the air in Dr. David Holmes' Oral
Communication 100 and 101 classes at the Division for
Disorders of Development and Learning.
They are eager to learn "sign," as it is called, for various
Kevin Nolan, a UNC junior, wants to "talk" with his sister,
who was born deaf. She and Nolan have communicated by
writing notes most of their lives.
Joy Green, director of UNC's gifted handicapped program
will need sign language skills when she encounters deaf
children in her work.
Others want to learn sign language because they have deaf
friends, and many are taking the courses as part of their
regular credit program, such as speech and hearing or nursing.
North Carolina ranks near the bottom of the list in the
number of certified sign language interpreters, Holmes said.
These courses and others in teaching the deaf w ill help to train
Holmes, in charge of the new educational audiology
master's program at UNC and a veteran signer, teaches both
courses. One is basic, the other advanced. Each meets one
hour per week and is part of the Institute of Speech and
"I want to tell you about the enthusiasm that has been
generated in Chapel Hill," Holmes says. "We started out a
year ago this semester offering our first class in sign language
the first time it has been offered at the University. We
started with 20 students, and the next semester we had over
100. It just blew our minds."
Because of the tremendous interest in learningsign, Holmes
hopes to offer a beginner sign course next semester through
Continuing Education. It would be open to any interested
student or area resident.
There are two kinds of manual communication sign
language, which uses symbols for words or concepts, and
finger spelling, which spells out each letter. Both are taught in
"You can finger spell every letter of a word if you know the
alphabet," Holmes says. "You can memorize the hand
configurations in about 30 minutes.
Screened on an overhead projector is the sentence "The
cops chased the iobber."
"Cops," Holmes says, his circled fingers pressing the left
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These enthusiastic students are learning sign language in
Prof. David Holmes' Oral Communications class. Over 100
students take the two courses offered by the speech
department. They learn the basic alphabet as well as many
"signs" which constitute both the English and American forms
of deaf communication. Staff photo by Joseph Thomas.