The Daily Tar HeelFriday, April 19, 19853
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By JOY THOMPSON
The Department of University Housing has
changed the allocation of the dormitory enhance
ment fund, giving students less input into how the
money is spent.
Every year, $4 of each dormitory resident's rent
goes into an enhancement fund that is used for
dormitory renovations and purchases. Under the
old allocation method, each dormitory received
part of the fund to use for dorm improvements,
depending on the size of the dormitory. Student
dorm governments would decide what improve
ments were needed and would put in a request
with the Housing Department.
Under the new policy, the Housing Department
receives $2.50 from each resident's yearly rent to
be used for dorm renovations and for purchases
such as furniture, kitchen appliances, televisions
and carpeting. The department also is responsible
for maintaining basketball and volleyball courts.
The remaining $1.50 per resident goes into a
general enhancement pool that is overseen by the
Enhancement Committee, which includes Resi
dence Hall Association members, an area director
and a consultant from business and operations.
The committee meets three times a-year to decide
on requests made by individual dorms or floors
for items such as microwave ovens and video
"Although Housing hasn't taken full control
over the enhancement funds, they claim certain
items that are considered standard items," Mark
Stafford, 1983-84 RHA president, said. Thus,
RHA has lost power to request those standard
items and renovations, he said.
Allan Calarco, assistant director of University
Housing, said the policy was changed because
RHA shouldn't be making dormitory renovation
Stafford said the old policy was very bureau
cratic. There was an eight-part form that had to
go through seven people before it could be
approved, he said.
"The problem was that Housing was saying that
the money was student money, but when it came
down to it, they (students) had to get permission
from Housing," Stafford said. "The real truth of
it was that it was always Housing's money.
"Housing has been very good at saying we want
student input, but over the years students have
been looking at (enhancement funds) as their
money," Stafford said. "But it really is not.
"Housing has always said it wants our input,
because it found out that students take better care
of residence facilities if we have some input in
deciding what the facilities will look like," Stafford
Calarco said there was a problem with the old
allocation procedure, because it discouraged
students from placing enough emphasis on long
Under the old policy, excess money from one
dorm's enhancement fund could not be transferred
to enhance another dormitory, but had to revert
back to the Housing Department, said Tim Cobb,
Stafford said this was a problem under the old
policy because large dorms such as Morrison could
ih money to buy two or three video cassette
recorders, and smaller dorms couldn't afford even
a vacuum cleaner.
Cobb agreed. "In the past it has taken small
dorms like Mangum a long time to accumulate
enough money for enhancement, and therefore
they were not able to use the money at all," he
Calarco said the new policy would help solve
that problem. "The new policy will make students
think of how enhancement will not only affect
them, but how they could better the halls for
residents next year and the year after that
Housing renovations are already in progress.
Calarco said $25,000 is being spent on renovating
social lounges in eight dormitories. "We've settled
priorities on lounge and study room renovations
in all 29 dorms," he said. "Some are being worked
on now, and some will be worked on during the
RHA is forming priority lists of the dorms that
need improvement, said Tim Cobb, RHA pres
ident. Dorm presidents and the area directors are
responsible for submitting applications for their
dorms to be considered for enhancement, he said.
"The (Enhancement Committee) will evaluate
the applications and decide what dorms will get
what funds first since there is only a finite amount
of money," Cobb said.
The Enhancement Committee uses the same
criteria for priority that the Housing Department
uses, Cobb said.
Calarco said ideas for the new plan originated
two years ago when RHA members, central office
members, area directors and assistant area
Entering lob market means stress
By ROBERT KEEFE
It's terrifying to many people, but
it's something every job seeker must
To sit down before a complete
stranger and answer his questions is
something many college students
dread because they know the answers
may affect the rest of their life. A job
interview may mean a successful job
in the first step of a lifelong career,
but at the time the stress is difficult.
"Students will experience various
aspects of anxiety," said John Rein
hold, a clinical social worker with the
Student Mental Health Service, "not
only from the interview, but from
recently leaving college, friends and so
Pat Carpenter, associate director of
University Career Planning and Place
ment Services, said probably the most
important part of preparing for an
interview was to develop self
confidence when in a job interview.
"I think that most of us are brought
up learning to be modest," she said.
"As a result, you have to (learn to)
brag a bit (during an interview).
"There are different ways of doing
this though. You have to find a
pleasant way to show the accomplish
ments of your life."
Carpenter gave several tips on how
to relieve some of the tensions expe
rienced during an interview.
"First of all, know a great deal about
yourself, your interests and what
you're looking for in a job," Carpenter
said. "Know all of the job aspects, and
know how your skills can help in those
Reinhold said an interview should
not be completely one-sided, rather
the questioning should go both ways.
"Instead of feeling like the inter
viewer is just checking you," he said,
"you should try to check him as well.
You must have some questions too."
Carpenter said the best technique
was to be assertive in the interview
and sell yourself.
"You have to ask yourself what are
you going to be able to do for this
company, and then you have to show
that to the interviewer," Carpenter
To set up interviews with prospec
tive employers, prepare for interviews
and learn how to cope with stress,
students should go to the UCPPS
office, located in 21 1 Hanes Hall.
directors formulated an across-the-board commit
tee who sat down, determined what the problems
were and hammered out the solutions.
; The new policy was originally scheduled to take
effect last semester. Stafford said he reached a
tentative agreement with the Housing Department
about the new plan in July and early August, and
he was ready to get the money moving. But Kuncl
said he couldn't authorize the plan because
Stafford was the only RHA representative at the
University last summer.
"He said no, because just having my input was
not enough," Stafford said. "He wanted the entire
RHA governing board to decide on it.
"Although I wanted to move, I agreed with what
he said," Stafford said. "That was one time when
he was looking out for (the students') interests."
Cobb said he was disappointed that the plan
was not in effect until this semester, because money
previously allotted for students was tied up in the
process of approving the plan and is no longer
available for their use.
As long as student fees are used properly, Cobb
said he had no qualms with the new policy. "(But)
I don't want to see money set aside for student
discretion being overly influenced by area
directors," he said.
Cobb and Stafford agreed that although the new
policy is better in many ways, it is somewhat
"I think it is going to require time for people
to get used to it," Cobb said. "There will be a
period of education before dorm leaders learn to
use the new enhancement plan."
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lack Greek Council sponsors 'GreekFest '85'
By DENISE MOULTRIE
The Black Greek Council will sponsor "GreekFest 5"
on Saturday to strengthen relations between all Greek
There will be games, food and prizes at the festival, which
will be held on Ehringhaus Field from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A step-show will follow. Proceeds will1 go to the Ethiopian
GreekFest chairman Johnny Smith said, "Representatives
from each of the seven black Greek organizations wanted
to sponsor a large program to strengthen relations between
all Greek organizations as well as the black community on
Members of both the Interfraternity Council and the
Panhellenic Council have been invited to participate. "The
event is social, but a service project for those who are behind
it," Smith said. "Invitations extended to the IFC and Panhel
could be another way to bridge the gap between black and
white Greek organizations, if everyone worked and
Bob Willis, publicity chairman for GreekFest, said, "We
are trying to unite everybody for one cause to help
The festival would not only help starving children, but
it could help race relations between black and white Greeks,
Willis said. "This would enlighten white Greeks as to the
kinds of commitment we (black Greeks) make to the
Smith said, "We got support from some white fraternities
and sororities last year. This year, we hope for more. If
we could get white Greeks to work with us, it could be
a total Greek effort."
The festival is open to the general public. Smith said he
would be available to provide more information in Suite
A of the Student Union.
seems to play a role. But there's no way
to be sure."
The Orange-Person-Chatham Resi
dential Treatment Center houses nine
women and uses several methods of
treatment for its patients. Each woman
has one-on-one sessions with counselors
at the home and at the Mental Health
Center. They also attend local Alcohol
ics Anonymous meetings and partici
pate in the buddy system, in which they
give and receive support with a fellow
alcoholic in the battle against the urge
Sparks, who took her last drink ten
years ago, said 80.5 percent of the
women discharged from her facility
were still sober one year after their
But Gray said the percentage of
recovering alcoholics who returned to
their drinking habits increased steadily
after the first year.
"It's a difficult disease to cure, and
the long term cure rate is not good,"
Sparks said she opened her treatment
center for women alcoholics because she
realized the special problems they faced.
"Women have always been the
mothers and wives the protecting
elements. No one wants to believe that
they, too, can be alcoholics," she said.
"Because this attitude is changing, more
women are coming out of the closets
with their problems, but there aren't
enough treatment facilities. That's why
I got involved."
Grubb said women often had more
difficulty seeking help than men.
"If a woman needs help for a long
period of time, she will need child care,
but she probably can't afford it," she
said. "However, if the problem becomes
too serious, she risks losing her family
Gray said that women might also fear
seeking help because it was not as
acceptable for women to be alcoholics.
"It's just not quite acceptable for
women to be the jolly old drunk at the
party as it is for a man," she said. "We
don't laugh at the girl who's bombed,
but we laugh at the guy."
Gray said Student Health probably
treated as many alcohol-related injuries
among females as males.
Gray said a person might be an
alcoholic if he or she drank alone, had
frequent memory blackouts, felt a need
for a drink first thing in the morning,
and got angry when friends and family
suggested that he had been drinking too
Unfortunately, UNC does not have
an extensive treatment program for
alcoholics on campus, although one
counseling program is now being
established. The UNC Outreach Drug
and Alcohol Education Program can
contacted at 962-1400.
for the record
Tuesday's story "CGC finds Critz
innocent of CGLA discrimination"
should have reported that Robert Pharr
told the CGC Student Affairs Commit
tee that there are 2,000 gays on campus,
not 200. The DTH regrets this editing
Cmlbe removed from Pit in anticipation of Buislh arrival
By RANDY FARMER
Students passing through the Pit
today may notice one of its landmarks
missing. The Cube was removed Thurs
day by Physical Plant employees to
accommodate more people when Vice
President George Bush dedicates the
Walter Royal Davis Library April 26.
Ted Bonus, director of the Office of
Public Information, said he hoped the
entire Pit would be open to as many
people as possible. The Cube will be
returned to its traditional position April
Union Director Howard Henry
approved removal of the Cube, but he
did state some reservations.
"I think the effort and expense in
removing the Cube is unnecessary and
wasteful," Henry said. "The Cube gives
a human touch to the brickyard that
this area is."
One concern in removing the Cube
was to prevent anyone from painting
obscenities on it.
"The Cube provides an outlet for the
persons who must paint something,"
Henry said. "However that is not a
problem, we just paint over it. It doesn't
take much time."
Henry said the tendency for people
to paint obscenities on buildings in the
Pit ran in cycles.
"It tends to be cyclical, it hasn't been
bad this year," Henry said.
WE'RE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE
By LOR ETTA GRANTHAM
Most everyone in the Chapel
Hill area has heard of the Apple
Chill Festival, but the Apple
Share Festival is a new event for
the town to enjoy.
The Apple Share Festival, a
new community celebration for
peace, justice and human gener
osity, will begin Saturday at 10
a.m. at the Lincoln Center on
Merritt Mill Road in Carrboro.
"It's a real exciting first effort
for peace and social justice," said
Ed King of the Church of World
Service. "We hope it quickens
people's desire to get more
The festival will include a
community parade through
Chapel Hill, a picnic with enter
tainment and a benefit concert in
the evening. Anyone is welcome
to march in the parade, King said,
adding that he expected as many
as 500 participants.
John Bailer, UNC graduate
student and one of the festival
organizers, said there were still
plenty of tickets left for the
concert. Pomegranate Rose,
Brother Yusef Salim and Sugar
in the Gourd will perform at the
benefit, which is -scheduled for 8
p.m. at Carrboro Elementary
School. Admission is a $5 or more
donation, and tickets can be
bought at the door, Bailer said.
Concert proceeds will be
divided among the Church World
Service Committee's Food for
Africa program, the Inter-Faith
Council, the Women's Interna
tional League for Peace and
Freedom, TransAfrica (an anti
apartheid coalition) and the
Center for Peace Education, he
King said part of what was
needed was money, but also
involvement. "We want people to
know that this is a proper way
to express feelings. It'll be a
unifying thing for students and
others in the community."
Apple Share is being held on
the same day as the national
Mobilization for Survival event,
a major gathering held in Wash
ington, D.C., to address social
justice and peace issues, Bailer
King said the local festival was
in "the spirit of celebration rather
"It's really intended to be a
participatory type thing," he said.
"WE" feel weVe tapped a lot of
creative people in the area." '
The groups involved in plan
ning Apple Share intend to make
it an annual event, King said.
For more information about
the festival, call 929-2127 or 929-9821.
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Are you better off -in, or
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Tickets $3.00 for students and
available at Union Box Office.
Presented by the Union Per
forming Arts Committee.
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