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Vciums 92. Issue sf
D-day has almost arrived. This
Friday will be the last day for
UNC students to drop or declare
a class passfail.
UNC voter registration up
Controversial races to draw students to polls
By KATHRYN L. HOPPER
The hot U.S. Senate race between
Gov. Jim Hunt and Republican Sen.
Jesse Helms and the re-election bid of
President Reagan are leading large
numbers of UNC students to register
to vote in November's election.
More than 800 students have been
registered by Orange County registrars
in residence halls and the Student Union
in the last week, according to registrar
"It's been wild," Brooks said. "We got
more than we expected or were pre
Andy Pyatt, a junior from Statesville,
said the U.S. Senate race interested him
"I hate Jesse Helms," Pyatt said.
Sophomore Linda Montanari from
By DAVID SCHMIDT
A voter registration drive with
incentives sponsored by Student Gov
ernment is trying to keep UNC resi
dence hall students from remaining
dormant on Election Day.
The Campus Governing Council's
Student Affairs Committee designed the
non-partisan competition to encourage
student voter registration, said commit
tee chairman Marshall Mills. The
residence college registering the highest
percentage of its population will be
awarded $300. With the cooperation of
the Residence Hall Association, slips of
paper to be signed by a registrar and
credited to a residence college when a
student registers were distributed
among the dormitories late last week.
"It is not an attempt to buy votes.
We are going to give the prize to a dorm
government," said committee member
Ryke Longest (Dist. 15). "We are
encouraging the dorm governments to
use their incentives to register voters."
Meanwhile, the Student Affairs
Committee of the Executive Branch, led
by David Venable, arranged a voter
registration booth at the Student Union
from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday.
"This is just a basic, plain, for-whoever-comes-along
drive," Venable said.
"My plan grafted onto his," Mills
said. In addition, Mills is scheduling
registrars to visit residence halls during
late afternoons and evenings through
Monday, when the registration period
ends. Mills' committee and the RHA
then will tabulate the forms and
announce the winning area Oct. 12.
Mills said delays caused by late CGC
approval of the incentive drive on Sept.
Psychiatry faculty complains about
tree removal for NCMH construction
By LISA SWICEGOOD
Despite complaints from employees
at the UNC Department of Psychiatry,
Gingko trees outside the old Nurses
Dormitory have been cut down to make
way for the Critical Care Center of the
N.C. Memorial Hospital.
David Bell, director for the Plant
Engineering Department of NCMH,
and construction personnel were jointly
involved in the decision to cut down
the Gingko trees.
"We have struggled to save these trees
for a number of years," Bell said. "They
have been here for a long time."
But, Bell explained, there was no way
to avoid the cutting of the trees. "Two
are already dying and others were in
the way of the pre-cast stone of the
building," he said.
The Gingko trees have remained
By STUART TONKINSON
Short and snappy rock videos may
have revitalized a stagnant entertain
ment industry, but stereotypical por
trayals of race and sex relations in
videos are common, Associate Profes
sor of journalism Jane Brown told
students and professors at a conference
sponsored yesterday by the Institute for
Research in Social Science.
Brown said that after studying 75
rock music videos played on the 24-hour
Music Television cable station, she
found that the majority of lead
peformers in videos are white males and
that videos handle violence and sex very
differently from traditional prime-time
Brown's presentation used data
collected by an analysis of the contents
of videos, which are short television
shows inspired by current popular songs
and usually starring the song's
Brown said that 86 percent of the
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Neshanic, N.J., said she was more
interested in the presidential election.
"I don't want to see Walter Mondale
in office. I'm voting to keep Reagan
president," she said. "I didn't get an
absentee ballot, so I'm voting here."
Any student who lives in Orange
County is eligible to vote here, as long
as he or she is a U.S. citizen over 18
who has never committed a felony,
To register one must show a driver's
license or student ID and written proof
of residency in Orange County. Brooks
said a check, bill, class schedule form
or an addressed, postmarked letter
would serve as proof.
The Residence Hall Association is
sponsoring voter registration in dormi
tories this week. Student Government
drive combats apathy
7 is not an attempt to buy votes. We are going
to give the prize to a dorm government. We are
encouraging the dorm governments to use their
incentives to register voters. ' Ryke Longest
26 were a problem. "What we're hoping
is that dorm officers will publicize this
by word of mouth," he said. "They could
get the word out in one night."
Shannon Friend, the RHA executive
assistant coordinating the effort, said
area lieutenant governors met Thursday
and were enthusiastic. "Overall, they
were real excited about the competition.
And after the first day (Monday), every
area has someone registered."
But critics of the program hardly gave
it a vote of confidence.
"It's not high on my list of priorities,"
said Mike Beverly, governor of Hender
son Residence College. "It didn't
particularly excite me."
When the governors met Monday to
discuss the program, he noted, "not a
whole lot was said. No one jumped up
and down and said, 'Oh great. " The
short notice given and his other respon
sibilities were his own reasons for
apathy, Beverly said, although he felt
$300 was an adequate incentive.
"I think this was an absolute waste
of money," said CGC representative
Dawn Peters (Dist. 9). (An additional
$100 was provided for publicity.) "I'm
for registration. I'm against spending
student fees for it."
The drive also is unfair, she said,
claiming it favored single-dormitcry
residence colleges on South Campus
because registration there would be
more convenient. Peters' district
intact despite past construction and
demolition in the area. "The cutting was
just beyond our control," Bell said. "It
was time to do away with them."
Bell said there had also been a
problem with the female Ginko trees
producing an unpleasant aroma. "In the
past, we have had complaints about
their smell," he said. Employees at the
Department of Psychiatry, however,
said they had not been bothered by the
The property the trees were on is
university-owned, Bell said.
Bell said plans were to plant some
thing in their place. Although they
regret having to cut the trees, the
Critical Care Center is a hospital
function, he said. It will serve the
students and community.
The cutting down of the trees has
upset many of the employees at the
Music Television videos subject
7 think that what's happening is that some of these
We 're not quite sure how to study it. ' Jane Brown
videos had white, male lead performers.
In the videos, these men had purpose
and got responses from other
By contrast, the female lead per
formers often were seen walking aim
lessly and failing to get responses,
Brown said. For example, many show
a female who is looking at a male who
is looking at something else, she said.
Blacks were largely left out of the
three-year-old Music Television pro
gramming in the beginning, Brown said,
drawing some criticism. She showed the
anthropology, journalism and sociology
professors at the conference the Stevie
Nicks video for the song "Stand Back"
and Robert Plant's "In the Mood" to
show the most common use of black
performers dancing in the
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, October 3, 1984
will also have registration in the Pit 1 1
a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday.
Voter registration will end Oct. 8, 30
days before the general election.
Of students registering last week, 53
percent registered Democrat, 37 percent
Republican and 10 percent independ
ent, Brooks said, adding that nearly
two-thirds of the students were regis
tering for the first time.
Registrar Joe Herzenberg estimated
that 90 percent of those registered would
vote in the November election.
Student Government and RHA are
working to arrange car pools to get
students to the polls, a Student Govern
ment spokesman said.
He said volunteers would also call
registered students before the election
to remind them to vote Nov. 6.
includes the seven separate dorms of
Spencer, Triad and Old Well residence
At Monday's meeting, Craige Gov
ernor Dale McKinley said most of his
residents were registered already. Also
on Monday, RHA President Mark
Stafford and Beverly found a registrar
wearing a Mondale Ferraro pin despite
previous assurances the drive would be
"This is not Tammany Hall," Tim
Newman (Dist. 11) earlier told the
CGC. "We're not trying to stuff those
In addition, Peters said, the incentive
excluded off-campus students. But
Mills said he expected the winning area
government to use the $300 for a social
event that would welcome off-campus
participants. Off-campus students can
credit their registrations to the residence
college of their choice.
"That didn't seem to be the pattern
today," Venable said Monday. "Off
campus people didn't seem to care
Otherwise, he said, "I think we did
very well for the first day, although
some were turned away because they
forgot to bring proof of local address.
We had a steady stream all day long."
About 110 students registered, Vena
ble said. The Morehead Confederation
(Graham, Stacy, Cobb and Joyner
residence halls) held the first-day lead.
Department of Psychiatry. The trees
were located outside the windows of
three or four offices of the department.
When they started cutting the trees,
Dr. Donald Fidler ran out and tried
to stop them, said Judy Clark, secretary
for Fidler and Dr. Nancy Warren, both
in the Department of Psychiatry.
"No one knew they were going to be
cut down until it was too late," Clark
"It was like someone had cut down
trees in my own back yard," Clark said.
"I felt the same way."
Clark said the trees were pleasant
scenery. "In the fall the leaves would
turn a pretty gold. Everyone enjoyed
the trees. They've just been here for so
long," he said.
The Critical Care Center is scheduled
for completion in late May of 1986.
Brown also showed an MTV adver
tisement featuring a number of rock
performers, virtually all male and white.
Billy Idol's brutal "White Wedding"
video "exemplifies all the criticism
toward MTV," Brown said, showing
images including a scene where Idol
rams a wedding ring on his bride's
finger, drawing blood. Idol responded
to criticism by saying that he was
illustrating man's cruelty to women, not
condoning it, she said.
Adolescent concerns create common
themes in videos, she said. "It's uncer
tainty, it's fear, it's alienation in an
urban environment, it's loneliness," she
said. Videos are often pessimistic and
express anger toward institutions
traditional rock 'n' roll concerns, she
Children form a major part of the
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Phi Mu pledges Laura Reep, a junior from Lincolnton (in tub), and Mary Sampson, sophomore from Wilmington,
roll along Franklin Street raising money for Sigma Chi Derby Week. All the big bucks they collect go to
the funding of the Ronald McDonald House.
Percentage of female population increasing
By STEVE FERGUSON
Assistant News Editor
The percentage of females at UNC
has increased to 55.9 percent this year
according to enrollment reports
released last week, continuing a 14-year
trend of increasing numbers of female
videos really hit you
video audience, Brown said. "We may
be raising a generation of kids who have
pre-formed images. These images may
be sticking and you don't even realize
"I think that what's happening is that
some of these videos really hit you . . .
We're not quite sure how to study it."
Of all the videos studied, only
Jackson Browne's "Tender is the Night"
had a scene which traditional measures
would consider implied intercourse. But
there's still a lot of sexual activity on
MTV, she said, and new measures are
needed to show that.
Rock videos have changed much of
television programming, she said. "It
(MTV) is probably the most innovative
television that's going on today," she
said. But she added, "Some people are
saying, 'These are (just) the longest
the poor. Raymond Aron
Statistics show 59 percent of under
graduate students currently enrolled are
female. Figures for fall 1970 show a
male dominated student population,
when males comprised 67 percent of the
whole. A slow influx of female students
commercials we've ever seen,' " refer
ring to the fact that record companies
use videos to sell new releases.
The message that's come down from
the record industry moguls to per
formers is, "If you don't have a video,
you're not going anywhere," she said.
Television has caused viewers to
decrease their attention span, and the
quick, incoherent story lines on many
videos are associated with this trend.
"Kids watching television . . . can't
follow a story line," she said. Videos
may approximate how a child sees
regular television, she said. "It may be.
that you only process chunks."
Advertisers nice MTV because of its
ability to deliver an audience not known
for watching much television, Brown
said. Although a cable station, "MTV
is even beginning to compete with
prime-time networks. Many kids are
watching this now instead of Saturday
continued, and by fall 1977, the male
female ratio was about 50-50.
"More qualified women are apply
ing," Chancellor Christopher C. Ford
ham III said. "We take (students) on
a qualification basis." The figures are
not the result of any quotas, he said.
"I think (UNC) continues to have
among the best students in the state,
and has an admissions process that
tends to award the student that has
achieved," Fordham said. "(Students)
are admitted on a basis of achievement
and promises of future achievement."
"I do believe we're talking about a
national trend," said Donald Boulton,
vice chancellor and dean of student
affairs. "It isnt just happening at Chapel
Affirmative Action Officer Robert
Cannon also said the trend was nation
wide, and said that there was a "notice
able trend" of women entering fields of
study that were formerly dominated by
men, such as medicine, law and
Boulton said women are more com
"They are really competing with the
men for the colleges," Boulton said.
Additionally, more men are choosing
not to go to college and instead are
attending community colleges, technical
schools and entering the armed forces
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