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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 112
Wednesday, January 7, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Bewildered throngs of students pack Woollen Gym
Monday in hopes of picking up or getting rid of a course
in the chaos of drop-add. For a wrap-up of the red
tape, see story on Page 3.
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By JO FLEISCHER
The UNC Board of Trustees came two votes
closer to divestment in a losing bid to
recommend the University's full divestment of
all its holdings in companies operating in
South Africa at the board's Dec. 12 meeting.
The board rejected 6-5 a resolution asking
the Endowment Board to divest $4.6 million
in South African holdings. Two of the board's
members switched their traditional no-votes
and supported the resolution. The measure
failed by only two votes, according to trustees
and news accounts.
The resolution would have asked the Board
of Trustees to encourage the Endowment
Board to fully divest. The Endowment Board
is made up of trustees, but the body was created
by the N.C. General Assembly and is not
accountable to the trustees.
In a separate action on the same day, UNC's
Faculty Council did adopt a nearly identical
resolution. Introduced by R. Ann Dunbar,
associate professor of African and Afro
American studies, the resolution encouraged
the Endowment Board to vote for full
divestment. The resolution also recommended
a University investment policy that balanced
economic and social concerns.
W. Travis Porter, a member of both boards,
and Richard Jenrette, a trustee and the
chairman of the Wall Street brokerage firm
Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette, both voted
to table a similar resolution at the board's
October meeting before supporting the Dec.
12 resolution. At the October meeting the
trustees voted 8-3 to table a similar motion.
Both men said Tuesday that their change
of heart was due to changing circumstances
following recent pullouts by several major
Porter, of Durham, said he reached his
decision by applying the same principles he
always has, but coming up with a different
result. "My responsibility on the board is to
maximize the investment return to the
University's population, faculty and students,"
Porter said. The "attrition" of major U.S.
companies from South Africa has caused a
situation in which it is no longer a business
sacrifice to divest, he said.
Richard Jenrette, speaking by telephone
from his New York office Tuesday, said his
thinking has changed recently. "Two years ago
if you made the decision to divest you would
be limited to only small companies . . . now
that most of the major ones are out your
universe of investment is far larger," he said.
"Now there are plenty of good companies out
there and there is not an enormously big cost
See TRUSTEES page 7
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON The 100th
Congress, firmly in Democratic
control, convened Tuesday amid'
traditional ceremonies and the usual
bickering to face familiar issues such
as trade and cleaning up the envir
onment plus a new concern the
"I'm ready, I'm eager, and we've
got work to do," an upbeat Sen.
Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., told
reporters moments before by
virtue of a 55-45 Democratic edge
he reclaimed his position as
majority leader after six years of
Republican control of the chamber.
Across the Capitol, the House of
Representatives elected Rep. Jim
Wright, D-Texas, as its 48th speaker.
He will oversee a 258-177 Demo
Soon after the parliamentary
preliminaries in the Senate includ
ing a resolution wishing President
Reagan well during his current
hospitalization came a preview of
the challenges Reagan will confront
during his final two years in office.
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Ap&rtlheM protesters9 Mai delayed
First, a multibillion-dollar mea
sure to clean up the nation's water
ways was placed on the Senate's
legislative calendar. The bill is
virtually identical to legislation
Reagan killed with a pocket veto last
year, but Democratic leaders in both
chambers have made passage of the
measure an early priority.
The Senate then moved toward
adoption of a resolution creating an
11 -member select committee to
investigate the diversion of Iranian
arms sales profits to Nicaraguan
By JEAN LUTES
Assistant University Editor
Charges of disorderly conduct
were dismissed because of a technical
error in the warrants of eight
students and a University employee
arrested Nov. 20 while protesting
UNC's continued investments in
companies doing business in South
But the trial of 13 anti-apartheid
protesters arrested the next day for
refusing to leave a shanty built in
front of South Building has been
postponed until Jan. 15 because of
a change in the charge brought
After the charge was changed
from disorderly conduct to criminal
trespass for the second group, the
students said, their attorney
requested postponing the trial
because he wasn't prepared to defend
them against that charge.
"They changed the charge of the
second group to criminal trespass
because they thought it would be
easier to force it," said graduate
student Cindy Hahamovitch, who
was arrested with the first group of
v "The students sitting in the shanty
certainly weren't being disorderly,"
The attorney, Adam Stein, said
Tuesday that he had not received any
warrants describing the charge
against the protesters.
"I expected them to be served .
weeks ago," Stein said. "It's a little
hard to defend the charge when you
haven't seen the warrants."
Stein said he was hopeful that the
students would be found not guiky
of the charge. If found guilty, they
face a $500 fine, six months in jail,
or both, he said.
Junior George Beatty, one of the
UNC Anti-Apartheid Support
Group members facing trial, said he
wasn't worried about it at all. "The
charge itself is pretty hazy," he said.
"To charge us with criminal trespass
when we're students who pay to be
on this campus is kind of ridiculous."
Beatty said he didn't regret being
arrested. "It served its purpose," he
said. "It disrupted the University's
proceedings at the time," Beatty said.
"It showed that it's not a time for
business as usual, and it won't be
business as usual as long as the
University puts profits over
Senior Matt Bewig, another sup
port group member arrested Nov. 2 1 ,
said he's hopeful that the judge will
throw the case out of court, follow
ing the example of the judge who
last spring threw out of court the
case of anti-apartheid demonstrators
arrested at Duke University.
Stein said that if the students were
found not guilty, their records would
not be automatically expunged. That
may come after the trial. "There are
a number of requirements to meet
and applications to fill out to
expunge someone's record," he said.
Two UNC students die in accidents
Two UNC students, Frances Eli
zabeth Williams and Fredrick Seely
Patterson were killed in separate
accidents during Christmas Break.
Williams, a junior economics
major from Princeton, N.C, was
killed Dec. .18 in a two-car accident
near Goldsboro, N.C, at about 9:30
p.m. No other serious injuries
resulted from the accident, officials
Williams, 20, was a little sister in
the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
"She was a really sweet girl
maybe a little shy," said junior
Angela Prather Tuesday, who
pledged as a Kappa Sigma little sister
with Williams. "She was fun to go
Junior Sarah Nicholson' said she
met Williams when they were both
freshmen, and they "taught each
other to misbehave."
"She loved to go hear bands,"
Nicholson said. "We'd go band
hopping together to the frats. She
was so funny.
"She was the most loyal friend I've
ever had," Nicholson said.
Patterson, a sophomore English
major, died in a house fire at his
Winston-Salem home on the morn
ing of Jan. I. He was 23
Also killed in the fire were Pat
terson's mother, Alice Patterson,
who was a lawyer in Winston-Salem,
and his grandmother, Alice Gertrude
Patterson, a graduate of Forsyth
Country Day School in Winston
Salem, was a member of Phi Delta
Theta fraternity, and he wrote for
The Daily Tar Heel's state and
See DEATHS page 3
Housing builds community spirit
By RACHEL ORR
After World War II the Depart
ment of University Housing con
sisted of a few dormitories and quite
a few temporary huts.
Shared by 19 students, heated by
fuel oil stoves and without lavatory
facilities, the 36 huts occupied the
Joyner tennis court area.
Now, the Department of Univer
sity Housing has over 7,000 under
graduates living in 29 residence halls
and 306 families residing in Odum
Village, a South Campus apartment
complex for married students.
University housing was not an
individual department until 1973,
when it was granted department
status within the Division of Student
Affairs. With that, University hous
ing assumed control of residence hall
maintenance and cleaning, which
until that time had been done by the
But its income, which is generated
without state assistance, couldn't
completely cover the costs of prop
erly maintaining and operating the
facilities, said Donald Boulton, vice
chancellor and dean of students. To
fill the gap, residence hall rent was
increased by 18 percent for the 1983
84 school year and again in 1984-
After an increase of close to six
percent last year, University hous
ing's income grew to about $8.8
million a year.
University officials recognized
restructuring the department's finan
ces as a top priority during the period
between former Director James
Condie's resignation in 1982 and the
hiring of Wayne Kuncl as director
in June 1983, Boulton said.
"We have a lot of facilities that
are in major need of renovation,"
Kuncl said. "We need to put together
a long-range plan to meet the
facilities need on campus."
Business manager Larry Hicks,
who joined the department in 1985,
said a new budgeting process enacted
this year should help provide for
ongoing facilities maintenance.
The new budget includes a $1.2
million major repairs category
designed to force University housing
to plan large-scale, ongoing mainte
nance when the annual operations
budget is formulated in the spring.
Since University housing will plan
for renovations and maintenance on
a continual basis, Hicks said sharp
increases in room rent were unlikely.
The new budget also transfers
responsibility and allocation of funds
from the administration in Carr
Building to the nine residence areas
on campus and the operations
facility, he said.
Hinton James Area Director
Vernon Walls said the job of area
director is broader in scope because
of the budget decentralization.
"(Now) I'm a building and student
manager," Walls said. "The most
important thing (about the budget
process) is we have received more
money for facility improvement."
Walls said projects are tackled
sooner under the new system, and
area directors are forming student
committees to solicit student input
when assessing and ranking the
individual residence halls' needs.
Also, as part of the budget pro
gram's initiation, staff on all levels
are being taught to understand how
the budget process works and how
to manage the money allocated to
them, Hicks said.
Raymond . Utley, the housekeep
ing supervisor in Carmichael Resi-
See HOUSING page 3 1
Lari Edgerton rejoices with Elaine Holley upon learning the results of last year's housing lottery
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