The Daily Tar Heel 1984
Thursday, July 19, 1984
Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Orientation '84 to emphasize academics
By ANDY MILLER
Tar Heel Staff Writer
Orientation week at UNC will
begin Aug. 19 for about 3,400
freshmen a record number
and for about 700 transfer stu
dents and 1,900 graduate stu
dents, the Orientation chairman
Orientation week will emphas
ize academics, although it will
also acquaint students with cam
pus social life, procedures and
physical layout, said Charles
Zeugner, chairman of the Orien
"There is a lot more emphasis
on academic orientation because
that's the reason the students are
here,' Zeugner said.
Shirley Hunter, assistant dean
in the department of student life,
said, "Freshman orientation
should help the student make the
transition from high school to
When the freshmen arrive on
campus they will meet their
Orientation Counselors. There
will be one OC for every nine
freshmen in each residential area,
"The Orientation Counselor
will be a mentor not just an
information source, but also a
person who can lend the student
support," Hunter said.
On Aug. 20, freshmen will
receive their class schedules from
their academic advisers, who are
faculty and staff members.
Registration for freshmen will be
Freshman Convocation will be
held Aug. 20 in Carmichael
Auditorium. Traditionally, con
vocation speakers have included
the University chancellor and the
vice chancellor of student affairs.
Student Body President Paul
Parker will also be a speaker.
Hunter said convocation this
year will be a more solemn
ceremony than in previous years.
Afterward, a pep rally will be held
outside the auditorium, she said.
Susan Kothapalli, freshman
program coordinator, said fresh
men during the week will attend
a series of academic seminars,
sponsored by the Orientation
Commission, to help them make
the transition to college courses.
The seminars will include pro
grams on time management,
study skills, taking a lecture
course and alcohol awareness.
Additional programs will focus
on campus organizations and
Hunter said these programs
could benefit every freshman.
"One freshman might seem ter
ribly sophisticated and say to
another, 'You don't want to go
to this program,' but if the other
freshman will follow through on
the program, it will be very
helpful and can be even to that
seemingly sophisticated fresh
man," she said.
Donald Jicha, associate dean
of the General College, said
freshmen will take placement
tests during the week in math and
reading, which will help place
them in the appropriate course
sections. Freshmen who have
taken two years of foreign lan
guage in high school will take a
foreign language placement test,
Jicha said freshmen may also
take placement tests in chemistry,
biology, physics or calculus that
could give them course credit.
Transfer students will have a
(See ORIENT page 7A)
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Bar owners: drinking age
of 21 'no solution '
By FANNIE ZOLLICOFFER
Tar Heel Staff Writer
Forcing states to change the minimum
drinking age to 21 will not solve the
problem of drunk driving, according to
some Chapel Hill bar owners and managers
who also said the legislation may actually
put more drunk drivers on the road.
On Tuesday, President Reagan signed a
bill that forces states to enact a drinking
age of 21. Those states that do not enact
the minimum drinking age within two years
will receive cuts in their federal highway
"Anytime you're dealing with this type
of legislation it gets very emotional," said
hlickey Ewell, vice president of the Chapel
Hill Restaurant Association and owner of
Spanky's. Ewell, who actively opposes
enactment of the new legislation in North
Carolina, said statistics used by supporters
of the minimum drinking age bill were
questionable because they did not consider
all the variables.
"Surveys in states like Maine and
Florida, where the minimum drinking age
was raised, have shown no decrease in
alcohol-related highway fatalities and have
even shown an increase," Ewell said. He
added that North Carolina surveys that
show a decrease in alcohol-related highway
fatalities among teenagers since the enact
ment of the Safe Roads Act in October
1983 may be the result of stricter penalties
for drunk driving and not the higher
"People may look at us and say we're
doing this for money. But I don't think
the new law will help save lives," Ewell said.
"I don't have a problem with 19 being
the minimum age," Ewell said. "1 think that
helped to get rid of some of the drinking
in high schools. But if you're 19 and in
college and you can't drink in a bar, you're
going to get your suitemate to buy your
beer and you're going to drink it in a car.
If you drink in a car you're not going to
do it standing still."
Ewell said the best alternative to raising
the drinking age was to make sure that
current drunk-driving penalties were
enforced and to educate people at an earlier
age about the dangers of drinking and
"North Carolina made its decision last
year. The minimum drinking age should
be 19," Ewell said. He added that he
thought it was wrong to single out people
between ages of 18 and 21. The National
Restaurant Association reported that the
worst drunk-driving offenders are between
the ages of 21 and 44.
"In today's society everybody wants to
put the blame on somebody else. People
should have to take responsibility for their
own actions," Ewell said.
(See DRINK page 13 A)
Faculty to get pay raise
By JODI SMITH
In response to the recent allocation of
funds to UNC from the N.C. General
Assembly UNC President William C.
Friday said, "UNC did well, and I think
it's because the Assembly has an appre
ciation for the UNC faculty, and the
academics and research that goes on here.
It's based on trust a priceless relationship
that we are very grateful for."
The General Assembly recently assigned
a pay raise for state employees, which
includes appropriations for UNC faculty.
The appropriation places UNC professors
in the state's number one quintile in regard
to salary. Professors and associate profes
sors had previously dropped to the second
quintile after the 1982-83 state legislature
salary freeze on all state employees.
Assistant professors dropped to number
"The volume of money to the university
has increased, including salaries as well as
funding for things like new equipment and
research," said Friday. "We're pleased with
the action, and we're going to recommend
to the board the seven percent faculty pay
raise with three percent for discretionary
and things of that nature."
Since the pay raise, there is a possibility
that UNC will end up in the top 25 percent
(See PAY page 2A)