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Sophomore center Brad
Daugherty says he's
matured in his role on the
UNC basketball team, which
faces Clemson Saturday.
See story on page 5.
'Serving the students and the University community since 189S
Volume 91. Issue 140
Friday, February 24, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
upreme Court overturns
on of Hiday
New election set for Tuesday
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J.B. Kelly (left), Chief Justice of the Student Supreme Court, talks to Associate Justice Robin Michael during a hearing Thursday
night. The court overturned the disqualification of Jeff Hiday and ordered a new election for 'DTH' editor.
By CHARLES F. WALLINGTON
Members of the Carolina Union
Board of Directors voted Thursday to
accept the revised Chase Union Study
Board Group proposal dealing with the
operational procedures for the new
BSM President Sherrod Banks, who
was present at the meeting, said, "I'm
glad that it's over between now and next
February so that we can work on
creating things that are good for the
BSM and enhance it without having to
worry about keeping something that's
The specifics of the revised three-part
proposal state that "the large meeting
room of the Chase Union (approx
imately 2,000 square feet) shall be
explores new worlds
By KATHY NORCROSS
Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a
series of articles about UNC faculty.
Questioning, always questioning. He
speaks now with a monotonous
drone, but with a fluctuating sing-song
voice, and turns his head ever so slightly
when asked a question, like a bird paus
ing to discover what moves beneath the
surface. He loves to teach and he loves to
His name is David Halperin, and he is
an assistant professor in the religion
"One of the things I see myself doing
in teaching is showing people new
worlds," Halperin said. "I think in
almost anything we can study there are all
these unseen worlds around us. It's fun to
know they are there and to teach students
, to know they exist and the tools to get in
Robert Spencer, who has already
graduated, had Halperin for two courses
and is auditing a course on mysticism.
"I very much admire how he can see
something small and see in it something
very, important and indicative of great
things," Spencer said. "He's one of the
most careful readers that I've ever known
he doesn't miss anything."
Halperin said he enjoys movies about
how people relate to each other, such as
Ordinary People, The Big Chill, and the
French Lieutenant's Woman, and he is
always exploring new worlds of his own.
"The new world I am exploring now is
Freud," he said.
Halperin was born in Trenton, N.J.
and raised in Levittown, Penn. He receiv
ed his bachelor's degree at Cornell
allocated to the Black Student Move
ment (BSM) and shall be called Upendo
Lounge." The proposal further states
that "it is understood that the term
'allocate' shall mean that the room will
be operated in accordance with the
At the beginning of each semester,
but no later than two weeks following
the first day of classes of that semester,
the t BSM shall reserve' the ' Upendo
Lounge for scheduled meetings, pro
grams and social activities."
Reservations are to be given to the
Chase Union Staff as a block request
with no other permanent scheduling
taking place until those requested by the
BSM are honored.
This new scheduling priority system is
for a one-year experimental basis and
will be reviewed by the board in the first
meeting before the Feb. 23, 1985, ex
piration date of the experimental
Furthermore, "that portion of
Chase assigned to the Carolina Union
including Upendo Lounge shall be
operated by the Carolina Union and
policy shall be formulated by the Direc
tor and Board of Directors of the
Carolina Union. The staff of the Chase
Union shall be employees of the
Before making a final decision on the
proposal, board members discussed a
University and his doctorate from the
University of California at Berkeley, but
he also did a lot of his doctoral work at
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Halperin came to Chapel Hill in 1976.
"I interviewed in a couple of places,
and the people in the (UNQ religion
department struck me as super, and that's
why I chose Chapel Hill," Halperin said.
Halperin said he is most interested in
the historical period between Alexander's
conquest and the time when the world of
Judaism was reshaped by the conquests
of Islam. Mysticism and what it means to
people and the comparison of related but
different religions, as well as the way peo
ple deal with a sacred scripture, are ques
tions that interest him.
He teaches a variety of courses ranging
from the introduction to Judaism and
Hebrew to joint courses with Professor
John Schutz on the New Testament and
Rabbinic Judaism. He teaches a course
with Assistant Professor James Sanford
on mysticism and a course with N.C.
State University Professor Gordon
Newby on Judaism and Islam.
Halperin is completing a book now
that deals with a question about Ezekiel.
"There was a part of the Bible that
, some people were afraid to read; I wanted
to know why," Halperin said.
His work is never done. He now has
plans for a monograph (shorter and more
complex than a book) about Rabbi
Joshua ben Levi who lived in the third
century. Rabbinic literature attributes a
large number of statements and odd
stories to him, such as how he visits
paradise and hell. Halperin believes that
Rabbi Joshua ben Levi may have been in
touch with a great Christian leader,
Origen, who lived in Palestine at that
memorandum sent to them from
Donald A. Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs, which said, "currently
plans are under way to investigate the
development of a Black Cultural
More specifically, Boulton's memo
said several meetings had occurred with
representatives of black students, facul
ty, staff and University administrators
to discuss the need for a Black Cultural
Center at UNC.
According to Boulton's memo,
"these meetings will' continue until
needs have been identified and possible
solutions have been explored. While the
use of the Chase Union is an integral
part of the solution, it in no way should
be viewed as the total solution in the
overall plan to meet both the needs of
the black population and to assure a
black cultural presence on the UNC-CH
"I think it's an attempt to say to the
Union Board that some of the needs
that you've been attempting to address
aren't the total responsibility of the
Union Board," said Edith M. Wiggins,
assistant vice chancellor for student af
fairs. "Our office has noticed a struggle by
the Board of you wanting to do as much
as possible, yet feeling the need to sup
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David Halperin, assistant professor of the UNC religion department,
enjoys exploring 'new worlds' with his students.
"The third century fascinates me
because Judaism and Christianity are in
free competition then," Halperin said.
"Christianity is important enough that
it's very hard for me to imagine Jewish
leaders ignoring it; at the same time it's
not a state religion. For that reason, the
Cease-fire reached in Lebanon
The Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria r A new cease-fire agreement has been
reached for Lebanon, to take effect Friday morning, Saudi
prince , Bandar, .bin . Sultan announced after .an eight-hour
meeting with Lebanese and Syrian representatives.
"It was a long meeting, but it was Vorth it....This was a very
productive meeting. I am pleased to announce we have reached
an agreement on a general cease-fire in Lebanon effective
tomorrow," Bandar said.
The prince and Rafik Hariri, a Saudi businessman, have been
acting as mediators in an effort to get the various Lebanese fac
tions to stop fighting and settle their differences through
The Damascus meeting also was attended by Jean Obeid,
representing Lebanese President Arnin Gemayel, Foreign
Minister Abdul Halim Khaddam and Information Minister
Farouk al-Chara of Syria.
Bandar said the cease-fire would take effect Friday morning
because "we need some time to contact and inform all the par
ties concerned. The main parties have already been contacted
and they agreed."
In Lebanon, Israeli warplanes raided targets Thursday in the
hills overlooking Beirut's international airport, where U.S.
Marine combat units were packing up to withdraw to ships off
shore. The air strikes, the third this week, were aimed at Palestinian
guerrillas, the Israeli military command said in Tel Aviv.
The raids coincided with lengthy discussions at the presiden
OThLon L Thomas
way Jews and Christians related to each
other I find tremendously important.
"I hope that studying Joshua ben Levi
will shed some light on that question, but
See HALPERIN on page 3
By MARK STINNEFORD
The Student Supreme Court Thursday
ordered a new election for Daily Tar Heel
editor, overturning the disqualification of
Jeff Hiday from the race.
Elections Board Chairman Andy
Sutherland said the new election would be
held Tuesday and will be open to the four
candidates who qualified for the Feb. 14
Christine Manuel, Frank Winstead and
Jeff Hiday said they would participate in
the re-election, but John Conway said he
has decided to drop his bid for editor.
Write-in voters will also be accepted in
the new election, Sutherland said.
"Belker can run again," Student
Supreme Court Chief Justice J.B. Kelly
said after announcing the court's ruling.
Hiday was disqualified by the Elections
Board on Feb. 15 for submitting his cam
paign spending report 35-40 minutes past
the 5 p.m. deadline on Feb. 14.
In calling for a new election, the court
accepted a motion from Hiday which
contended that "the Elections Board was
not legally constituted at the time" it dis
qualified the candidate. The motion
stated that the Elections Board did not
meet a requirement in the Student Con
stitution that graduate students would be
represented on the board in proportion to
their numbers in the student body.
Tom Terrell, counsel for Hiday, argued
that the board should have about four
graduate students to meet the constitu
tional . requirement. Currently, two
Seek CGC changes
gain government seats
By STEVE FERGUSON
Seven supporters of Students Effec
tively Establishing a Democratic System,
a new political party on the UNC cam
pus, have gained seats on the Campus '
Governing Council and expressed their
desire to promote an awareness of world
issues in the CGC.
"I think the biggest issue of SEEDS is
increasing student awareness," said John
Reed (District 6). "I think people's in
terests go beyond Chapel Hill."
Critics of SEEDS are wrong to accuse
the party of addressing issues that don't
concern students, according to Peter
Doyle (District 12). "They (students) im
agine that El Salvador doesn't affect
them, but then they could call a draft,"
Urging the University to divest from
companies that have holdings in South
Africa is one of the issues SEEDS
members will bring up in the CGC, Doyle
Last term's CGC (District 1) represen
tative Steve Reinhard was defeated in last
week's runoff by SEEDS member Doug
Berger. Reinhard seemed to show a bit of
anti-SEEDS sarcasm at Wednesday
night's last CGC meeting for outgoing
members. He presented outgoing CGC
Speaker James Exum with a can of her
bicide. "This is herbicide, in case SEEDS
grow up to be weeds," he said.
"I hope we can grow trees as opposed
to weeds," Berger said later in the
"(SEEDS) is not as radical as they
(students) think it is," Doyle said.
graduate students are on the board.
Kelly said the court's action would not
jeopardize the results of the other campus
races, which have already been certified.
Hiday said he was pleased by the deci
sion. "I'm glad to be back in the race,"
"Now it's just a matter of getting out
there and campaigning."
Hiday proposed amending the General
Elections Laws to remove disqualification
as a penalty for submitting a late financial
statement. A fine would be a more ap
propriate penalty, he said.
"I just don't think disqualification
should be in the (election) bylaws," he
said. "I think it's just too harsh a penalty
for such an immaterial violation."
In the first election, Hiday received
2,072 votes; Manuel received 1,964; Con
way received 701; and Winstead received
Manuel said that, she was surprised by
the speed of the court's decision but that
she looked forward to the new election.
"This is the way it should be," Manuel
said. "Students are going to decide. I'm
happy for that. We're all psyched to go."
Conway said he was dropping from the
race because he felt it would be impossi
ble to catch up to Hiday and Manuel.
"We need to be realistic," Conway
said. "I was about 1,300 votes out of se
cond place, and to try to close that gap in
four or five days I think is impossible.
"My presence in the election would on
ly have forced a runoff, and I would cer
tainly like to avoid that, as would the can
didates, the students and the DTH staff."
See COURT on page 3
tial palace over another proposed settlement of the Lebanese
crisis based on scrapping the troop withdrawal agreement bet
ween Israel and Lebanon. The May 17 accord provides for
security arrangements along Lebanon's southern border, and
Israel believes the pact is vital to its security. ..,. ,
In Washington, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said
Thursday "diplomatic wheels are still turning" in Lebanon and
he refused to concede that American policy there had failed. He
said U.S. Marines are now in the role of "Johnny-on-the-spot."
"I wouldn't say we have failed," Shultz said. "We haven't
As did President Reagan at his press conference Wednesday
night, Shultz held out the possibility that the Marines, who are
now being withdrawn onto nearby ships, could go ashore in
Lebanon again if circumstances seemed right. He was interview
ed Thursday night on "The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour" on
the Public Broadcasting System.
"There are a lot of different possible things that may
happen," Shultz said. "And in order to be helpful, you have to
be Johnny-on-the-spot,' and that is the Marine role."
Shultz said the Marines in Lebanon had "succeeded in very
considerable part" in their mission of helping ensure peace and
stability in the Beirut area until they became caught up in the
Shultz also answered with a flat "no" when asked if he plann
ed to submit his resignation because of the setbacks to American
policy in Lebanon. But he also said it would be improper for
him to declare whether he would be interested in serving another
term as secretary of state if Reagan is re-elected.
"Granted, a lot of them are liberal pro
gressives, but they're not into overthrow
ing the government.''
SEEDS isn't encouraging Student
Government to send aid to Moscow,.
"CGC has been used for resume
padding, and I think it should be more
than that," he said.
Even SEEDS members were surprised
at the success of the new party during the
recent elections. "I think it's amazing,
pretty much, that that many people got
in," Doyle said.
"I think that's excellent for the first
year of its existence," Reed said.
Being a SEEDS member contributed to
the success of his own candidacy, Doyle
said. "It was very definitely a strong ad
vantage," he said.
UNC issues Doyle said he would like to
address as a CGC member include chang
ing and improving student food services.
Doyle also expressed his support for Stu
Reed said he would like to insure fun
ding of various groups that have had dif
ficulty in getting help from the CGC.
Such groups include the Carolina Gay
Association, the Association of Women
Students and the Carolina Indian Circle,
Local issues Doyle said he would like to
address include fairness of housing for
off-campus students and the idea of hav
ing on-campus registration for Chapel
SEEDS is liberal in the sense that
"conservatism is an attempt to maintain
the status quo," Reed said. SEEDS will
seek some changes in the current status
quo in Student Government, he said.