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Serving the .students and the University community sinee 1893
Volume 85, Issue No.-57
Wednesday, November 16, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
Fee hike, constitution change
up for student approval today
Students will vote today on a $2.50
per semester student fee increase and
a constitutional change that would
prohibit Campus Governing Council
representatives from receiving
Polls, which will be located at the
Union, the Y-Court, the law and
medical schools and 14 dormitories,
will be open from 1 1 a.m. to 7 p.m.
except for law and med school polls,
which will close at 5 p.m.
The vote on the student fee
increase is an advisory referendum.
Final approval rests with the CGC
and the UNC Board of Trustees.
Undergraduate students living in
the Women's Triad, Ehringhaus and
Craige also will elect a CGC
representative for District 9.
Candidates for the position are
Rhonda Black and Chuck Morgan.
District 9 polls are located at Craige,
Ehringhaus and Mclver dorms.
Students also will be asked to
complete a Campus Y-Common
Cause questionnaire on campus and
national issues such as homosexual
rights, the Honor Code "rat clause"
and the Panama Canal treaty.
UNC senior David Weyand of
, Common Cause, which calls itself a
citizens' lobby, said the survey would
indicate student opinion on certain
issues and also would be used as
Dean acts to improve system
Committee to pinpoint advisory system weaknesses
By BERNIE RANSBOTTOM
Editor's Note: The following story is the
last in a three-part series on the advising and
counseling system at UNC.
When a student complains about "the
advising system," the complaint usually
refers to one particular adviser not the
entire system. But the present system has
several weaknesses which, if eliminated,
could improve the effectiveness of the
One of the purposes of the Academic
Advising Committee appointed by Samuel
R. Williamson, dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences, is to pinpoint such weaknesses.
Doris Betts, chairperson of the committee,
asks that students aid the committee in this
pursuit by attending the open meeting at 3:30
p.m. Nov. 30 in Room 205 Carolina Union
or by contacting individual committee
Committee members are Betts, James
McCoy, Anne Woodward, DeWitt
Dearborn, the Rev. James Smalley, John
Reinhold, Bernadette Gray-Little, Stirling
Hait, June Alcott, Dennis Appleyard, John
Galassi, Derek Hodgson, Doris Kaneklides
and students Mary Friday, Richard Bostic,
to home for elderly
By CHIP PEARSALL
Northampton Plaza, a high-rise
apartment building on Airport Road, will be
converted into a home for the elderly next
summer following approval granted by the
Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen at its
meeting Monday night.
The board granted modifications to the
building's special-use permit which will
allow the Episcopal Diocese of North
Carolina to purchase the building for the
Northampton Plaza, owned by Richard
A. Birgel of Chapel Hill, now houses
approximately 225 tenants whose leases will
expire May 15, 1978.
The diocese has an option, which runs out
Dec 3 1 , to purchase the building. Before the
sale could be made, modifications of the
existing special-use permit had to be
approved by the board. These would allow
construction of a cafeteria and an infirmary
at the site.
The board approved the permit on the
conditions that the diocese build sidewalks
and an outdoor recreation area, install fire
equipment and have plans for landscaping,
signs and lighting approved by the town's
See NORTHAMPTON on page 4
publicity lor Common Cause.
Responses to questions 'about
student fees will be considered when
fiscal decisions are made, Student
Body President Bill Moss said.
Most of the leaders of CGC
funded organizations favor the
student fee increase, which, if
approved, will be the first increase
since 1954. If passed, it will increase
the level of money raised through fees
from $330,000 to $380,000.
Two major opponents of the fee
increase are the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation
(GPSF) and Students Against Fee
Excesses (SAFE), which is headed by
CGC member Bruce M. Tindall.
GPSF opposes the increase
because it says the money will not
benefit graduate students.
Tindall says the time is not right
for a fee increase because students
lack confidence in Student
Government and because Student
Government officials are out of
touch with students.
Tindall and Rick Kania, an Avery
resident have posted fliers across
campus which advises students to
vote against the student fee
referendum. TindaU said, "It's
probably too late to change
anybody's vote, but..."
Virginia Lindley and Thomas Mayo.
Both the General College and Arts and
Sciences advising systems suffer from two
serious shortages, according to Donald
Jicha, assistant dean of the General College,
and F. W. Vogler, associate dean of Artsand
Both colleges need more advisers and
more space for those advisers to work, Jicha
and Vogler say, and the two problems are
"If we had more space we could improve
the ratio of advisers to students," Vogler
says. "Our principal problem is the physical
problem of the space we have. And we
cannot expand. It is not adequate for the
type of information we need to have at our
"We have had to devise a system of
musical chairs. Three advisers are all
scheduled for the same cubicle but at
The sheer number of advisees per adviser
is also a serious problem. When the advisee
adviser ratio ranges fronva low of 1 25-to-l to
a high of 504-to-l , there is not much time for
an adviser to spend with any one student.
The deans also have problems recruiting
advisers to fill the places of departing
advisers or new positions in the rare case that
the college expands and takes on additional
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Proponents of the proposed student fee increase maintain the increase is
necessary because the continually shrinking dollar has eaten into funds for
student activities since the last increase in 1954. Opponents counter by saying
current funds are mishandled. For more opinions, see p. 8.
advisers. Vogler says.
Advising in one of the colleges takes a
faculty member away from his department
an average of six to eight hours per week
during most of the semester and 30 hours per
week during registration and preregistration
Departments receive no compensation for
hours of work within the department lost
when a faculty member is advising in the
General College or Arts and Sciences.
Because of this, Vogler says, many
department chairpersons simply refuse to
grant permission for a member of their
department to become an adviser.
There are also problems in the training of
advisers. Vogler describes the process in Arts
and Sciences as "on-the-job in the heat of
battle." On-the-job training is also the rule in
the General College, Jicha says.
Jane Kendall of Career Planning and
Placement (CP&P) points out that "faculty
are extremely influential on individual
career choices, but faculty advisers are rated
low on effectiveness. We need more direct
training of faculty and faculty advisers."
But when CP&P sponsored a seminar
outlining its services specifically for General
College advisers, only six of the 27 advisers
Another problem is the coordination and
filers i w
cooperation of the various advising and
counseling programs on campus.
It is difficult for a student to know who to
turn to for help and advice with so many
w idely scattered services. It is also unclear in
certain instances just what the role of each
Vogler says the role of Arts and Sciences is
to see that a student meets the requirements
for graduation and it is up to the
departments to provide academic and
Vogler also notes, however, that many
departments do not see this as their role or
are not aware that they are responsible for
this service and, therefore, do not provide
such help for students.
Mary Friday, a student member of the
Academic Advising Committee, says that in
many departments the extent of advising is
to distribute presigned forms at
preregistration time, amounting to a carte
blanche for students to complete their
schedules without any adv ice.
Vogler says a significant lack of
uniformity exists in the way advising is
handled within the departments and this
often makes the jobs of advisers in Arts and
Sciences very difficult.
See ADVISING on page 2.
disagree on steps
to end inequality
By AMY McRARY
Although the signers of three Title IX
grievances and employees of the UNC
physical education department agree that
campus athletic facilities for women are
inadequate, they disagree on what should be
done about the situation.
The 23 signers filed complaints with
student and faculty grievance committees
Monday charging that the physical
education department violates Title IX
which prohibits discrimination on the basis
of sex because 85 percent of the lockers
and baskets in Woollen Gymnasium are
designated for men and only 15 percent are
available for women.
To remedy the situation, the faculty,
students and U NC staff members who signed
the grievances want the male faculty locker
room converted into a women's locker room
by January 1978.
Carl S. Blythe, chairperson of the physical
education department, said "women do not
have a fair share" of the lockers and baskets,
but he said the male faculty locker room
cannot be converted because "we have no
place to send the male faulty."
Karen Murphy, a medical education
employee and an attorney, said the male
See COMPLAINANTS on page 4.
UNC land grants
to five fraternities
B ED WILLIAMS
University land loans to live fraternities
for use as security for bank loans may
represent an unconstitutional grant of an
exclusive privilege to a private interest, a
Raleigh-based research group reported
1 he N.C. Center lor Public Policy and
Research report listed the University loans
among a number of 'uesiionable" state
land transactions. The study listed eight land
transactions in which "stale land has been
bought, sold, swapped and even loaned by
state officials who have sometimes relied on
wrong or inadequate information, bowed to
influential politicians, been victimized by
bad judgment and even ignored state laws."
1 he center detailed the land loans to
fraternities in a chapter entitled "A Little
Help Lor Our Lrats." The report said. "The
state constitution prohibits special
consideration lor private interests in state
services, but the University of North
Carolina has loaned land to live private
fraternities at Chapel Hill for use as security
lor building loans."
The report said. "The executive committee
of the University's Board of Trustees first
approved of this procedure in 2 when the
Alpha Pi Chapter ol'Zeta Beta Tau wanted
to build a fraternity house ... the University
charged a barely noticeable rent of $5,000 for
the 99-year lease alter the land was deeded
back to the stale ... the fraternities' brief
ownership of the property allowed them to
borrow $120,000, using the land and any
building to be constructed as security."
Lour other fraternities which have
participated in simitar dculs are Kappa I'sl,
Phi Delta Chi, Phi Sigma Kappa nd Pi
the center said that state-owned land has
been used as security for more than $500,000
"It is a neat arrangement between the
organizations, which get their new buildings;
the lending institutions, which have the
necessary security for the loans and the
University, which regains title to the
property as soon as the deal is closed," the
'There is only one hitch. In the event of a
default on the loan, the University basically
has two choices: pay off the loan or give up
The center quoted Allen S. Waters,
property officer for the UNC Hoard of
Governors, as saying that to his knowledge
no other branch of the UNC system uses the
Referenda polling locations
POLLING PLACES STUDENTS
Carolina Union Off-campus and graduate
Cobb Dorm Cobb residents
Connor Dorm Alexander. Connor and
Craige Dorm Craige residents
Lverett Dorm Aycock, Everett, Graham,
Lewis and Stacy residents
Lhringhaus Dorm Ehringhaus residents
Granville cafeteria Granville residents
James Dorm James residents
Joyner Dorm Joyner residents
Law school Law students
Mclver Dorm Alderman, Kenan,
Medical school Medical, dental and
health science graduate
Morrison Dorm Morrison residents
Parker Dorm Avery, Parker and Teague
Ruffin Dorm Grimes, Mangum, Manly
and Ruffin residents
Spencer Dorm Spencer-residents
Whitehead Dorm Whitehead residents
Y-Court Off-campus and graduate
Polls will be open from 1 1 a.m. to 7 p.m.
which will close at 5 p.m.
"quick land transfer as a means of helping
fraternity houses get loans."
N.C. State University owns all of its
John Temple, UNC vice chancellor for
business and finance defended the practice,
saving the fraternity houses served the
University purpose of providing student
housing and "alternative lifestyles thai the
University feels are healthy. It is a legitimate
reason for our being involved. Besides, we
got approval from the governor and state
"How to handle fraternities has been a
perplexing problem to the University for
years," said Howard Covington, assistant
director of the center, "I don't know how the
University views fraternities, but we consider
them private organizations."
The center is a nonprofit research
organization funded by public contributions
and grants from private corporations. Its
staff composed of two journalists, an
attorney, an accountant and an experienced
budget analyst - began work in Raleigh
earlier this year. The study released Monday
was the group's first report.
LOST: A ram. Medium size. White, curly
hair, light blue horns. Answers to name
Rameses. Probably hidden somewhere in
Durham. Call owner Bob Hogan or UNC
"Yeah, he's gone, doggone it," Hogan
said. "1 planned to carry him to
Charlottesville last weekend. took him out
to clean him one day last week and left him
alone for just a few minutes. There was a
note saying he'd been ramnapped. I came
back and he was gone."
Hogan has hid the Tar Heel mascot from
State. Duke and East Carolina fans for
years. But it seems that some Blue Devils
have foiled him Hnd Rameses this season and
it's likely that the ram will show up in
Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday with dark
blue horns and who knows what else.
"I thought I had him hid," Hogan said.
"I'm sure they must have followed me home
from the last game to find out where 1 keep
him. When they get up a committee to steal
him they can usually get him. 1 try to look
out for him, but I've got other things to do
around the farm.
"I don't know w hat I'll do when I get him
back. I might have to lock him up in jail."
except for the law and med school polls,