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Spring clouds provide a natural canopy for the landscape of
Foramer S1BP wins'
By JO FLEISCHER
Junior Bryan Hassel is in good
Hassel, Grant Jones, a football
standout with a 3.98 average at
Denison University, and Vineer
Bhansali, a Caltech junior with a 4.3
average who has enough credits to
graduate with a B.S. M.S. in physics
this June, are among 80 college
students recognized by the Time
Magazine College Achievement
UNC's former student body pres
ident was among the 20 winners
named in Time's competition, which
recognizes the achievements of the
nation's most outstanding college
Hassel was selected from more
than 600 applicants. Time's state
ment described him as "the first
sophomore ever elected president of
the student body at UNC ... a
hands-on, highly visible student
The winners were selected by
regional judging panels made up of
academic, civic and business leaders
who evaluated the applicants on the
basis of excellence in academics and
extracurricular activities, according
to Brian Brown, Time's publicity
Hassel said Wednesday that he
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By MARK FOLK
Candidates for president and vice
president of the Black Student
Movement announced their plat
forms at a forum Wednesday night.
The forum was held to allow
candidates for BSM offices a chance
to present their goals before the
March 31 election. Since no one has
announced his intention to run for
the offices of secretary and treasurer,
the speakers were the two presiden
tial and two vice-presidential
Sophomore Kenny Perry of Hert
ford and junior Leon Staton of
Havelock are running for BSM
president. Junior Keith Cooper of
Windsor and sophomore Wilton
Hyman of Laurinburg are candi
dates for vice president.
Perry said the BSM should com
mit itself more to minority recruit
ment at UNC, since administrators
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was glad to be recognized in the
magazine's March 31 campus sup
plement, and to collect the $2,500
"It's nice to get it," he said. lt
will be a nice little nest egg for grad
Time's search, which began last
fall, received more than 10,000
inquiries and more than 600 nom
inations. Brown said the 20 winners
were chosen from schools around the
country, including state universities,
Ivy League schools, military acade
mies and independent colleges.
Winners will be featured in a
special promotional section of the
April 6 campus edition of Time. A
special promotional section of the
edition will appear in college news
papers around the country, including
The Daily Tar Heel, on March 31.
The 20 winners and 80 finalists will
be considered for internships with
Time and other participating corpo
rations. Hassel said he would have
to decline Time's offer, because he
has already made a commitment to
work for Newsweek.
The competition was open to
students from any accredited four
year college. Students were required
to submit a transcript of their grades,
a personal statement, three recom
mendations and a sample of their
work demonstrating "evidence of
do little to bring blacks to this
campus. Perry has been a member
of the BSM since 1985, and has been
fulfilling a position on the group's
"The BSM needs to begin working
with the administration in helping to
recruit minority students," Perry
said. "Minority enrollment at UNC
is very low, and something needs to
be done about it."
He also said he would like the
BSM to take a stronger stand in the
anti apartheid movement, fight for
the success of UNC's proposed Black
Cultural Center, and work to involve
more freshmen in the BSM.
"We definitely need to work on
getting more freshmen active in
BSM," Perry said. "If elected, ways
I plan on doing this (include) sending
information in the mail to minority
students coming here and holding a
reception designed at informing
students of BSM once they're here."
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Frederic Schroeder, dean of stu
dents, said having a UNC student
recognized nationally "makes every
one feel good."
"People see it and say, Hey, that's
my student body president. I know
that fella.' Everybody's pleased."
Schroeder said Hassel earned the
recognition as an effective leader
who went "way beyond "fulfilling his
Brown said Time began to give
the awards last year because the
magazine is interested in college
readers who will also be readers in
Time publisher Robert L. Miller,
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Staton, an active member of the
BSM since .1984, said he would like
to see the BSM reorganized so that
everyone involved in the group
knows exactly what's going on.
"There is a problem in the BSM
now where not everyone knows
what's going on," he said. "What I
would do is make sure everyone
involved knows which direction
Also, Staton said he would like
more BSM members to participate
in the Big Brother Program, because
not enough minority students are
involved in it now. That would give
more responsibility to the under
classmen involved in BSM, he said.
"The BSM needs to give its
underclassmen members a little more
responsibility so that they will know
what's going on once they become
seniors," Staton said.
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By KIMBERLY EDENS
The student protest group Action
Against Apartheid (AAA) is asking
UNC faculty members to sign a
petition that urges the UNC Endow
ment Board to move its scheduled
meeting from May 17 to April 7.
Members of AAA said Wednes
day that the board should meet
before May 17 because few students
will be on campus after commence
ment on May 10.
"If they (Endowment Board
members) meet May 17 when no
students are on campus, they're not
going to feel any Compulsion to
divest (from companies doing bus
iness with South Africa)," said AAA
member Keith Griffler.
Board members canceled the
regularly scheduled February meet
ing because they didn't have enough
business to warrant holding a meet
ing. Endowment Board Chairman S.
Bobo Tanner said last month. The
last board meeting was in January.
The AAA petition asks the board
to meet with students and faculty
April 7 at noon on the steps of South
- "April 7 is the day they (University
officials) tore the shanties down last
Members of the central committee
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Staff Writer .
Student Congress rejected a prop
osal 19-4 Wednesday night to grant
the Blaclc Student Movement an
extension on the deadline set for
student organizations' budget
The BSM did not file its request
by the required deadline, which is
Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m., and
consequently will not be funded
through the normal budget proce
dure of the congress.
Before hearing the proposal made
by Student Body President Brian
Bailey, the congress had to pass a
motion suspending its rules of
procedure since the proposal was not
on the agenda for the meeting.
Bailey's proposal, which caught
most members by surprise, sparked
a heated debate in the congress, with
many members saying that the
symbolic meaning of the proposal
was more important than its
"There will be sufficient funds in
the general fund to allocate the BSM
some money," said Neil Riemann
(Dist. 1?), Finance Committee chair
man. "But they're not going to get
"Students have shown
that they heavily support
divestment. Also, prof
essors are always here
. . . they should have
some influence. "
year," Griffler said. "There's a certain
John Nelson, a professor of
history who signed the petition, said
several students approached him in
his office Monday and asked him to
sign the petition.
"In rather strong language, it (the
petition) asked the Endowment
Board to confront the students,"
Nelson said. He said he was the first
faculty member to sign the copy of
the petition, so he could not estimate
how many others had signed it.
Griffler said professors are react
ing positively to the petition. "We
thought there would be some hes
itation, but somewhere close to four
out of every five professors (that
we've asked) have agreed to sign it,"
he said. "We weren't expecting such
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as much as last year, because this
is a demonstration of fiscal irrespon
sibility. It sets a precedent that there
are no deadlines."
The BSM received $14,440 for the
fiscal year 1 986-87 through last year's
Rob Friedman (Dist. 16), speaker
of the congress, relinquished his role
as speaker during the debate so he
could voice his opinion on the
"I think this is a ridiculous
proposal," he said. "I think people
in the congress are a litle bit afraid
they 11 be called discriminatory and
racist. The only discrimination we're
showing is against shoddy and
irresponsible leadership. Would we
grant an exception if this were the
water ski club? No."
Camille Roddy, president of the
BSM, said the proposal to grant her
group an exemption from normal
procedure would be fair.
"The BSM has been plagued by
many internal problems, one of them
being communication," she told the
congress. "I was not informed until
Monday of this week that it (the
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a positive reaction.
"About 30 professors have signed
it so far," he added. "It's been a slow
process because it's hard to get hold ;
of professors. If we can locate them, ;
we can get the signatures. We are
confident about that."
The AAA is asking professors to
sign the petition because students
have already shown their support for '
divestment by joining protests and
voting last spring for a referendum
calling for University divestment,
"Students have shown that they
heavily support divestment," he said.
"Also, professors are always here,
while we (students) come and go.
They (the professors) should have
"We want to emphasize to the
Endowment Board that . . . profes
sors aren passive about this."
The AAA doesn't expect the
board members to concede to their
petition and meet April 7, Griffler
said. "It is quite likely the Endow
ment Board won't . come, knowing
their past record."
The petition drive started Mon
day, Griffler said, and copies of the
petition will be sent to board
members on Friday.
DTH Charlotte Cannon
Leon Staton (left) and Kenny Perry