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By ANNE- MARIE DOWNEY
A new admission policy that follows
the guidelines established by the U.S.
Supreme Court in the Bakke reverse
discrimination decision was adopted by
the UNC law school last month and will
be applied to the next entering class,
Daniel Pollitt, Kenan professor of law
and chairperson of the school's
admissions committee, said
Under the new policy, the school will
reserve about 25 percent of the class
spaces for applicants who do not meet a
minimum qualifying score based on
grades and admission test scores, but
meet other criteria that merit their
Race or ethnic origins may be one of
these considerations for admission, but
cannot be the decisive factor in the
admission process as stated in the
The law school cannot admit a
minority student solely on the basis of
race but can admit him to enrich the
student body, Pollitt said. '
Students other than minority
members who do not gain admission by .
their scores may qualify for admission,
under the new standards.
Pollitt said the nine criteria the school
may consider for admissions in
accordance with the Bakke decision are:
unique service or work, leadership
potential, maturity, demonstrated
capacity, a history of overcoming
disadvantages, ability to communicate,
with the poor, exceptional personal
talents and race or ethnic origin.
This means, Pollitt, said, that
applicants with many activities outside
of class with a lower grade-point
average than usually required could be
admitted to the law school.
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Miuck ' upplieunts to med schools
reuch pluieuu due to tight money
By MARK MURRELL
Staff Writer - .
While the number of applications to
the state's medical schools continues to
rise, officials say that black applications
seem to have reached a plateau.
At the UNC School of Medicine, in
state black applicants dropped from 72
in 1977 to 52 this year, William E.
Bakewell Jr., associate dean of
admissions at UNC, said the decrease is
due to economic factors.. j"BJack
applicants are down nationwide, and
my speculation is that it involves mostly
finances," he said. "Student-aid money,
particularly scholarships money, is
tighter and more difficult to come by.
"The tendency has been for students
to move from outright grants and
scholarships to loans which may give
them a $10,000-a-year debt. Those
applicants from economically deprived
. backgrounds may be more reluctant to
take on that size of debt than others
from the Upper-middle class," Bakewell
Medical school applications as a
whole declined throughout the state in
1978. Applications to the UNC medical
school fell from 630 in 1977 to 559 this
year. Bakewell attributed this trend to
nothing more than "statistical hiccups."
Even though minority composition of
the 1978 freshman class of medical
students dropped to 8 percent this year
from 13 percent in 1977, Bakewell said
the 8 percent figure was well above the
national average for the acceptance of
minority students. ,
One-fourth 25.2 percent of the
students at the UNC medical school are
women, Bakewell said, which is above
the national figure of 23.3 percent
Female applicants have increased at
other medical schools as well. "They
really jumped up," said Georgette
Hedrick, public information director
f or the East Carolina U niversity School
of Medicine. ECU, which is now in the
second year of its first four-year medical
program, experienced an increase in
female applicants from 49, to the 1978
high of 93. Minority applications to the
ECU medical school remained
relatively constant through the two
years, with 55 in 19y7 and 59 in 1978.
These figures include both out-of-state
" and in-state applications.
Dr. Suydam Osterhout, director, of
admissions for Duke University, said
there has been a large increase in the
number of women enrolled in Duke's
medical school in the 1970s. In 1970,
171 women applied and eieht were
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f o3F concert
By BEN ESTES
The Campus Governing Council voted
by acclamation Tuesday night to
appropriate $100,000 from the CGCs
general surplus to finance the proposed
Springfest concerts in Kenan Stadium
despite the fact that Student Body
President Jim Phillips revealed earlier in
the meeting that Tom Purdie would not
be involved in either the financing or
promotion of the concerts.
Originally Purdie, a local
business person, was going to put up
$80,000 of the originally estimated
$180,000 that was to be spent on the
concerts. It also was planned that Purdie"
would be the promoter of the concerts,
lining up the bands that would play in
Kenan Stadium April 20-21.
Phillips said after a discussion with
Assistant Attorney General Andrew
Vanore, the University's legal adviser, it
was decided that Purdie would actually
have to put up the $80,000 with his lawyer
to insure that the money would be
available if it was needed.
"We discovered that Mr. Purdie would
be unable to put up the $80,000," Phillips
said. "We decided to go elsewhere for
"Mr. Vanore said, he didn't see any
reason the Student Government couldn't
do this alone," Phillips said.
Phillips said after talking to Vanore,
Vice Chancellor John L. Temple and
Student Government Treasurer Bill
Parmelee, it was determined that Student
Government did have the capital to
finance the concerts alone.
With the $100,000 appropriation, the
CGC voted to set up a committee to
oversee the actions of the executive
branch in the expenditures of the money.
The CGC members on this committee
designed to work with Phillips on the
planning of the concerts are Rhonda
Black, Meg Milroy and Lyndon Fuller.
"We should have no problems unless
the concerts are a total flop," Black said.
"I think it is a sound investment
Purdie said he believed that the
Student, Government could successfully
put on the concerts.
"They could possibly do it themselves,"
Purdie said, "If they line up everything
and cover their angles. 1 hope they will
pull it off. But I don't think they can pull
it off as cheaply as when I was going to do
Phillips said he is looking for another
promoter for the concerts. He said he was
told by Beach Club Promotions the
chances of bringing good bands to Kenan
Stadium are excellent.
Because of Purdie's absence from the
project, Phillips said spending would
have to be cut. The new budget total for
the concerts is now around $160,000,
CGC Treasurer Parmelle said.
The cash the Student Government now
has on hand to spend for the concerts is
around $58,000, but Parmelee said the
remaining money would be coming in
Because a large amount of the total
concert expenditures will not be spent
until the weekend of the concert, Student
Government hopes to use ticket revenue
to pay these expenses, Black said.
Last week Phillips said he hoped to
break even on the concerts. He
announced that tickets for UNC student
would be $4 and tickets for non-students
would be more.
If tickets sell for an average of $5 each,
approximately 32,000 would have to be'
sold for the concert revenue to reach the
$ 1 60,000 breakeven point. This would be
an average of 16,000 ticket holders for
each of the two concert nights. One side
of Kenan Stadium holds around 23,000
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Army Corps may Impound water to create B. Everett Jordan Lake
...final arguments were heard Wednesday
By CAROL CARNEVALE
' Environmentalists and the Army Corps of
Engineers on Wednesday- restated previous
arguments on impounding water at the already
completed- B. Everett Jordan Dam in a Fourth
Circuit Court of Appeals hearing in Richmond, Va.
A panel of three judges heard the final arguments
and will now decide whether the Corps should
impound water to create the controversial 14,300
acre lake in eastern Chatham County.
The final appeal was filed in October 1977 by the
Conservation Council of North Carolina and the
cities of Chapel Hill and Durham after U.S. District
Court Judge Eugene A. Gordon ruled in September
1977 that the Corps could impound water.
The original suit was filed in 1971 by the CCNC
and other environmentalists under the National
Environmental Policy Act, and during the course of
the suit the cities of Chapel Hill and Durham
intervened on the side of CCNC. Fayetteville and
other towns below the dam intervened on behalf of
Attorneys for the CCNC and the two cities gave
almost half an hour of oral arguments, followed by a
half hour by the defendants and the defendant
intervenors, with a short rebuttal by the plaintiffs.
The CCNC and the two cities argued that the
Corps District Engineer made an "arbitrary and
capricious" decision to impound water for the
CCNC Attorney Norman Smith of Greensboro
was not available for comment, but Durham
to strike again
at campus dorms
- . By MARTHA WAGGONER
A bathrobe-clad female tiptoes surreptitiously down her
hall, glancing over her shoulder as she moves, trying to
appear nonchalant as she keeps an eye out for possible spies.
Her bedroom shoes scuffle as she walks toward her
destination six doorsr down from her own room.
She checks out bathrooms to make sure the wrong person
isn't going to walk out at exactly the right time. She stops at
the room door and takes one last look around then, the
She pulls a small, wrapped package out of the deep pocket
of her robe and drops it quickly outside the door. She then
turns around and begins casually walking to her own room,
perhaps even whistling on the way. If she's lucky, the door
down the hall won't open again until the next morning. If
unlucky, she could hear the door open quietly behind her as
she traipses to her room. Either way. Secret Santa has hit
again. . .
s Although no one seems to know the origin of the Secret
Santa, the event has become almost a tradition in some
dorms. The specifics of the event vary from dorm to dorm,
but the basic formula goes something like this: All the
people on the hall or in the dorm who wish to participate in
Secret Santa put their names in a hat and everyone draws a
name. Then, for a period of anywhere from two days to one
week, each Secret Santa leaves inexpensive gifts for the
person whose name he drew. But, the Secret Santa does hot
leave his name.
At the end of this period, the dorm or the hall holds some
type of get-together and everyone exchanges more expensive
gifts (around $2) with his Secret Santa. Supposedly, ttJsJs
when each person discovers who his Secret Santa is.
But things don't always go according to plan. In Joyner,
one girl on the third floor went around looking at all the
memo boards on the hall, trying to compare handwriting
with the one on her gifts. Other Secret Santas are found out
by the type of gifts they leave or are caught walking out of a
room by a Secret Santa who appears unexpectedly.
However, Cathy Cousins, a resident assistant on third
floor Joyner said Secret Santas are usually a "well-kept
secret. Most of the fun is running up and down the hall,
trying to leave the presents without being caught."
Susan Campbell, Connor third-floor hall senator, agrees.
"Most of the time it's kept secret," she said. In Connor, the
Secret Santas are done on a dormwide basis rather than by
Some of the more popular gifts this year included the Big
Clip (a gigantic plastic paper clip), the usual Christmas
candy, kazoos, bookmarks, homemade goodies, for the
small gifts and plants and champagne and six packs of beer
for the big gifts. Jan-Neese, an RA on second-floor west of
Cobb, said she gave her Secret Santa a back scratcher this
attorney Claude V. Jones said Smith reiterated the
CCNC's previous concerns for water quality.
Jones said Smith- argued because of
impoundment, Durham will have to spend $25
million over 20 years on sewage treatment
improvements, and that the Colonel of the Corps had
Courts have maintained the Corps has to consider
the dam's effect on local governments, Jones said. He
said the Colonel previously testified he did not
consider this to be pertinent, and it was an arbitrary
decision not to consider it. ' "
David Hewitt, public information officer for the
Corps, said the Corps, position was three-fold: -- -
First, that the district engineer made a good faith
decision after extensive studies before impoundment
and testimony by experts and followed all required
procedures in his decision to impound.
Second, the Corps had evidence contrary to that
of the environmentalists about mercury and that
based on existing conditions the water of the Jordan
would be adequate for the purposes of recreation,
water supply, water quality, and fish and wildlife.
Flood control, Hewitt said, could be accomplished
Third, in response to Durham's charge that they
would incur extra costs meeting additional sewage
treatment requirements, Hewitt said the Federal
Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972
require the clean-up be done anyway.
Attorney Emery Denny represented the city ol
Chapel Hill. Attorneys for the defendants were Larry
Gutteridge of the Department of Justice in
Washington, D.C. and David Harlow of Fayetteville
for the Corps and Rudy Singleton of Fayetteville.
UNC prof considers
Quyana book proposal
By LAURA ALEXANDER
"There are a few novelist events that
happen in real life that are a hovel in
truth," said UNC creative writing lecturer
James B. Reston Jr. on Wednsday about
the Guyana mass murder-suicide, after
spending a week in that country.
"I've been asked to do a book, and I'm
in the process of deciding," he said.
Interested in what he called a "unique
event in human history," Reston said he
contacted Times Books of New York,
which in 1977, published his latest novel,
771? Innocence of Joan Utile: A Southern
The publishing company arranged an
option agreement with Reston, which
does not bind him to write the book.
However, if he does write the novel, it was
"important to absorb the mood there
right now." He said he will make his
decision about writing the book this
Reston left for Georgetown, Guyana,
on Nov. 25 with a letter from the
publisher authorizing his visit. Once
there, he said a California journalist
offered him a spare bed. since all rooms in
.the Tower Hotel were already booked.
Two days later, he was flown with
approximately 40 journalists to a dirt
airstrip in Matthews Ridge, a 15-minute
drive from Jonestown where the 912
members of the People's Temple religious
organization, incuding leader Jim Jone,
died in a suicide ritual on Nov. 18.
- All the bodies of the dead had been
removed, but the stench of death
remained. Reston said he covered his
nose with his collar as they approached
"The first look of Jonestown was very
impressive," he said. The buildings were
well made, some even cheerful and great
attention had been paid to flowers, vines
and exotic nlants. he said..
Reston described the three parts of the
town the collection of small cabins
James Reston Jr.
painted in pastel colors, three dorm-like
buildings and three open-air structures.
"The place where everybody died had
wooden footings," he said.
However, Reston is not interested in
the "gory details" of the event. He said he
would rather concentrate on who Jones
was. who the people were that followed!
him, Jones' techniques of mind control,
why they were effective and why the event
has had reverberations for everyone.
Should Reston decide to write the
book, he said he would spend time in San
Francisco and would probably visit
He also would return to Guyana in
January for the legal trials, he said.
Reston has made one distant excursion
while preparing a novel he visited Paris
to do research for The Amnesty of John
r David Herndon published by McGraw
Hill in 1973.
However, the Guyana story is "much
greater in distance if not in miles, in