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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since IMS
Volume 94, Issue 43
Monday. April 28. 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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UNC to sttay M
Board votes against total divestment
in favor of constructive engagement
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By TOBY MOORE
The University Endowment Board voted
Thursday against divesting of UNC's
holdings in companies that do business in
South Africa, but adopted a compromise
measure designed to exert pressure on the
South African government from companies
operating in the nation.
The decision was detailed in a six-point
resolution that called for active encourage
ment of companies to work toward abol
ishing South Africa's apartheid system of
The board also said it would divest of
all stockholdings in firms that do a majority
of their business in South Africa and to
dispose of any debt securities in banks that
make loans to the South African
Another part of the resolution called for
the divestment of any stockholdings of firms
whose "presence clearly demonstrates a
move to strengthen" apartheid.
Board Chairman J. Clint Newton Jr. said
the decision was reached after "a very
argumentative" session. The two-hour
meeting was closed to both the press and
the public. uu -j
Although the issuelifvNent was not
formally voted on, Newtvfi)d it was clear
how the board mesars felt about divest
ment. A maioritv Che members are not
in favor of total ;-0Jhentf he said.
Students' reactions, see page 2
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham 111,
a supporter of divestment, said, "We made
some progress . . . although we did not get
the vote I wanted."
Fordham said he thought that the recent
events in South Africa would be influential
on future board decisions.
The meeting followed an emergency
meeting on April 4 called in response to
student and faculty protests. At the earlier
meeting, the board refused to vote on the
issue of divestment, saying that it needed
more time to consider more information
on the University's holdings.
The meeting was held in the face of
continued protest by members of the UNC
Anti-Apartheid Support Group, who lined
the hall leading to meeting room. They
chanted "Apartheid is genocide" and "Free
South Africa" as board members walked
to the meeting. "
When Newton reached the door of the
North Parlor of the Carolina Inn where
the meeting was held, group members
presented him with a petition calling for
divestment. Over 600 UNC students signed
the petition, group members said.
"I want you to know that I do (want
divestment), too," Newton told the
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' s'H &
UNO's Tommy Haus cuts in front of Virginia's Roddy Marino in an attempt
to steal the ball during Saturday's 11-9 loss in lacrosse.
Marriott to take over campus food
contract from ousted ARA Services
By GRANT PARSONS
Next year's campus food service will be
provided by Marriott, a multi-national
corporation specializing in hotel manage
ment and food service, which won over the
four other companies submitting proposals,
state officials said Friday.
Marriott should be installed on campus
by June 30. said Max Baldwin, director of
the state's Division ol Purchasing and
Contracts. Its proposal called for $4.3
million in expected sales-next year, with
the University receiving just over five
percent in commission.
1 he proposals, submitted by ARA.
Marriott, SAGA, Seller and Triangle Coin
Caterers, slated expected sales between $4.3
million and $4.9 million, with the Univer
sity's commission percentage ranging
approximately from 2 percent to 7 percent.
Charles C. Antic, associate vice chancel
lor for business, said deciding who would
receive the contract was a fairly subjective
process, given the nature of selecting a
campus food service. "All companies
proposed to give quality food service," he
said. "But then they each throw in different
extra services it's like apples and oranges."
After the University had decided on an
acceptable company, Antle said, it submit
ted each company's proposal to the state
Division of Purchasing and Contracts,
where the University's recommendation
passed through two evaluations.
Baldwin said Marriott's strong point was
experience in running a food service on
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comparably-sized schools such as George
town University and the College of William
Another factor, which Baldwin said may
have had some effect, was the amount of
student dissatisfaction with ARA. "Stu
dents' views were not disregarded," he said.
"I know that the report said student leaders
were against ARA."
"Of course, the best prerequsite is good
food," Baldwin said, but other factors went
into the decision besides food quality.
"Price, general standing in the industry,
their reputation among other institutions
of a similar size and how the food service
companies meet the requirement of the
University arc all considered," he said.
"In this request for proposals, price was
not the paramount concern, though,"
Baldwin said. "It was the quality of the
Barbara Stone-Newton, from the Div
ision of Purchasing and Contracts, said the
division's final report cited Marriott as
having "an excellent local manager, strong
local support, a demonstrated commitment
to quality and references from comparable
Stone-Newton said that according to the
report, ARA had an unfavorable company
background and food quality was slightly
above average. The report also read that
ARA had a poor image with student
leaders, she said.
Tratee vole to rase
staieinitt fees Iby $13
By JO FLEISCHER
The UNC Board of Trustees voted Fr id ay
to increase student fees by $13 per student,
bringing next year's total to $170.
The increase, $3 for the Carolina Union
and $10 for Student Health, was opposed
by the Union's Board of Directors, Student
Body President Bryan Hassel and Resi
dence Hall Association President Ray
In a letter to the trustees, the student
leaders said it was unwise and unfair to
ask for a fee hike for the Union without
informing the Union Board of Directors.
The Union Board is a 21 -student, one-faculty-member
board whose assigned role
is the "review and evaluation of Union
The Union Board of Directors had no
access to the financial records for the Union
for over a year, because of "computer
problems," the letter said. "To now be
informed that a fee increase is pending, it
is impossible to support its justification."
Bryan Hassel, an ex-officio member of
the BOT, told the Trustees that he could
not vote in favor of the increase because
of the reasons listed in the letter, and asked
that he and other students be informed of
student fee increases in the future. The
Board agreed that this would be done, and
voted to approve the increase with Hassel
casting the only dissenting vote.
The Board also voted to approve a
"mission statement," which would effec
tively designate UNC a "Research
Board member John W. Pope agreed
with the designation, but did not agree
completely with the way the mission was
stated in the proposal.
"Internally (at UNC) it will be under
stood, but the uninitiated may misunder
stand the term, and think their university
has changed its focus away from educating
and serving the people of North Carolina."
The board passed a motion made by
Bryan Hassel switching the position of the
mission statement's first two paragraphs, so
it would say first that the goal of UNC
was to educate the future leaders of North
The Board also heard the report of
Chancellor Fordham, who reported that the
National Institute of Health had given UNC
the biggest increase in grants of any other
university, a 37 percent increase with a total
of $52 million in research grants. Fordham
also reported that UNC's endowment fund
had recently passed the $100 million mat
In his report, Fordham discussed the
effects the proposed Gramm-Rudmaai-Hollings
budget cuts would have on UNC.
The University could lose $2.3 million in
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