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'Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 62
Friday, September 25, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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From staff reports
Student Television is on the verge
of signing a contract with the first
satellite-delivered television network
for college students, the STV station
manager said Thursday.
Station Manager Don Harris said
he expects to sign a contract with
National College Television (NCTV)
"sometime next week." If he does,
STV would expand its programming
hours from two and a half to 22'
hours a week, by incorporating the
national network in its programming.
The earliest the national program
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classroom and held their discussion in the quad in front of
By KRISTEN GARDNER
Staff Writer ,
Members of the Old East Old
West Task Force discussed proposals
for the fate of the residence halls in
a meeting Thursday, but did not reach
any conclusions about their future.
In the committee's first meeting of
the semester, three separate proposals
for future uses of Old East and Old
West were presented and discussed,
along with a new proposal submitted
by two resident assistants in those
buildings, said Housing Director
"We have a fuller understanding of
our possible options, what we're
looking at," Kuncl said. "1 don't think
any of the members indicated their
position, but there was a lot of good
dialogue going back and forth."
The meeting was closed to report
ers, because members said they felt
their presence might inhibit free and
By MEG CRADDOCK
Textbooks that promote liberal
concerns over conservative views and
pmit values altogether cheat students,
said nationally-known textbook
watchdogs Melvin and Norma
Gabler during their first visit to North
; In an effort to expose textbook
bias, the Gablers spoke at the Mount
Olivet Baptist Church in Raleigh on
September 18 and 19, said Terrance
Pritchard, principal of the Mount
Olivet Christian School.
"We had them here to introduce
their work to our parents in an
educational seminar," Pritchard said.
The Gablers founded the non
profit Educational Research Analysts
of Longview, Texas. The group tries
ming could begin would be Oct. 5,
NCTV, a New York-based net
work, is a free service sponsored by
advertisers. It distributes programs to
194 colleges across the country,
including Appalachian State
Using Carolina Cable's Channel
11, STV would premiere four hours
of NCTV programming on Mondays,
then would broadcast the same four
hours Tuesday through Friday,
probably from 6 to 10 p.m., Harris
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The proposals discussed included
converting the buildings into "honor
dorms" for outstanding seniors,
modeled after a similar program at
the University of Virginia; and
establishing an "honors center" in the
buildings, for use by residents and
participants in the Honors Program.
The new proposal, submitted by
Randy Kirby, an Old East resident
assistant, and Dan Jobe, an RA in
Old West, suggested leaving the
buildings as all-male residence halls,
with an honors area in Old East and
Sharon McMillen, area director of
Spencer, Triad and Old Well
(STOW), said the committee was
most concerned with determining
which proposal would leave the most
space for residents in the buildings.
In all the proposals, some space
would be lost to office space and
Old West President Chris Garrett
omit traditional values, show liberal bias9
to inform parents and schools about
textbook content, but does not try
to influence schools to ban books,
Melvin Gabler said.
"I'm going around exposing that
books have a bias," he said. "What
we're showing is textbook content
and letting them (individuals) decide
what they want. Most people have
no idea what their kids are being
- Textbook omissions of traditional
values and conservative viewpoints
are offering students a biased view
of the world, Gabler said.
Social studies and language arts
textbooks, more than others, pro
mote liberal views over conservative
views, he said.
"If you give one side, you should
give the other," Gabler said. "This is
I accept chaos;
The network would provide news,
films, interviews, documentaries and
live performances, as well as old
Now, STV programs run for less
than three hours a week on the cable
channel. STV fills the rest of the air
time with computer graphics, Harris
said, including a "computer bill
board" for announcements from
THe NCTV programming would
fill some of the unused air time on
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Manning Hall. Many students have been taking advantage of the
recent fall weather to get outdoors.
agreed. "We think it's very important
to retain as much resident space as
possible," he said. "But without
common areas, we're just renovating
instead of restoring."
Access to the buildings for phys
ically handicapped students was also
a major concern, Garrett said.
Although Old East will probably not
be made accessible, Old West will be
designed to accommodate them.
The committee also discussed the
feasibility of putting common areas
in basements dug beneath the build
ings, McMillen said. She said a
University facilities planning official
said that putting basements beneath
the buildings would not be structur
Garrett said he thought students
were being adequately represented on
the committee, which includes the
presidents of both Old East and Old
See TASK FORCE page 5
"We do our reviewing
based on our state's
(Texas's) criteria. We
don 't use just our opinion. "
what we've been asking for. Give the
kids a balanced education so they can
make their own judgments."
Textbooks in public schools can
not and should not be value-free,
Gabler said, i
"The moment you set up a value
free standard you set up a morally
relative standard," he said. "Right
now schools are censoring Judeo
Christian traditions, but bringing in
I do not know
Channel 11, he said.
"STV is really growing by leaps and
bounds," Harris said. "This would be
an unprecedented step, and we're
really excited about it."
If STV is affiliated with NCTV,
Harris said the network would pay
a UNC student $50 a month to do
promotional advertising for them.
STV now has more than 150
members, he said, and is open to all
students, regardless of major.
According to Adam Reist, pro
ducer and creator of STV's soap
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
The Admissions Office has
added a new minority recruiting
position in response to a report
on admissions from a Board of
Visitors task force.
The Board of Trustees approved
the report's 16 recommendations
at its June 25 meeting, said Brenda
Kirby, administrative assistant to
The report called for continuing
efforts to admit qualified blacks
to UNC and for placing a greater
emphasis on recruiting outstand
ing students. ,
The new minority recruiting
position will be filled by Joe
Pillow, a recent UNC graduate,
said Anthony Strickland, assistant
director of Undergraduate Admis
sions. He said Pillow's main duty
will be traveling to high schools
to recruit minority students.
moral relativity. If you're going to
public school, you're being cheated
and you don't know it."
Moral relativity resembles situa
tional ethics in which morality
depends on circumstances involved.
Educational Research Analysts has
been reviewing textbooks for 26
years, Gabler said. The Gablers
organized the group when they
became concerned about what their
son was being taught in school.
"We do our reviewing based on our
state's (Texas's) criteria," Gabler said.
"We don't use just our opinion. 1
would put the quality of our textbook
reviews against any in the nation."
There are many things wrong with
textbooks used in North Carolina's
public schools, said Ann Frazier,
founder and chairwoman North
if it accepts me.
opera, "General College," the affili
ation with NCTV could mean greater
student awareness of STV.
"This program will make STV
more of a network," Reist said. "The
increase in air time will hopefully
increase the viewership."
The longer programming schedule
is designed to give students more
viewing time and increase the number
"STV is starting to become some
thing that people are watching," Reist
said. "We think this program will
promote itself and STV as well."
to toe detailed
By SMITHSON MILLS
The divestment committee of
UNC's Board of Trustees will meet
on Oct. 6, hoping to end a period
of confusion and dissatisfaction over
the group's goals and powers.
The meeting was called by Robert
Eubanks, newly elected BOT
The committee of students, admin
istrators and faculty was created last
spring by then-BOT Chairman S.
Bobo Tanner. But many student
activists felt the committee was
ineffective, due to, lack of clear
purposes and goals.
Some students said Tanner misled
committee, members into believing
the group would meet more often and
make recommendations to the BOT.
Dale McKinley, graduate student
and anti-apartheid activist, recently
resigned from the committee, saying
he felt it was a waste of time because
This spring admissions officials
received 949 minority student
applications out of a total of
The University would like to
enroll a percentage of blacks equal
to the percentage of blacks in
North Carolina, Strickland said.
"You don't recruit people by
making it harder to get in," he said.
"Assuming class selection and
class rank is there, we overlook
slightly lower test scores."
Strickland said Pillow would
assume the new position sometime
in the next two weeks.
Harold Wallace, vice chancellor
of University affairs, said the rest
of the report's recommendations
will be implemented over the next
three years. The BOT allocated
$300,000 to be used over the three
year period, with $108,000 for this
The money will pay for commu
Carolina Conservatives United.
It is wrong and unfair that many
textbooks teach that God is irrele
vant, Frazier said. She said she also
finds situational ethics objectionable.
N.C. Conservatives United has
been fairly successful in getting its
views into the schools, Frazier said.
The group has been challenging the
N.C. Basic Education Program's
Competency Based Curriculum, the
Reagan administration's plan to
teach the basics, she said. The
program does not teach traditional
American values, she said.
"They did have to rewrite some of
it," Frazier said. "We kept (the
Competency Based Curriculum) out
of the schools for a year while it was
rewritten, and we got traditional
American values and patriotism in
Harris said he hopes STV will grow
even more in the future, and encour
age the installation of a campus cable
"One day, I see STV making
regular, 30-minute daily newscasts,
just like the real stations do," he said.
Also, the computer billboard on
Channel 1 1 could be used to inform
students about various group activ
ities, he said. "We're hoping the
computer billboard will be a conduit
to students on and off campus," he
Tanner would not allow the group
to vote and make recommendations
to the trustees.
Tanner said Thursday that he never
meant to mislead members. "It was
never my intent to bring it (the issue
of divestment) to a vote," he said.
"The purpose was to see if there was
some sort of compromise agreement
we could arrive at."
He agreed that the group did not
have clear goals, other than to arrive
at a compromise. But6ne'cbuld not
be reached, Tanner said, because the
committee split, with one group
wanting total divestment and refusing
to accept anything else.
Eubanks replaced Tanner in
August as chairman of the BOT and
chairman of the divestment
With the change in leadership,
some committee members said they
See DIVESTMENT page 5
nications, including travel to high
schools, brochures, mailing of
personalized letters and distribu
tion of information on available
Lloyd Jard, chairman of both
the Board of Visitors and the task
force that wrote the report, said
the two most important recom
mendations were to step up
recruiting and to spend more time
Alumni should be asked to help
in recruiting, Jard said, and the
Admissions Office should be able
to spend more time choosing well
rounded students from the thou
sands of applications.
The report said, "More atten
tion to admissions factors other
than predicted grade point average
will be necessary to meet our
mission to provide our state its
See ADMISSIONS page 3
The N.C. Conservatives United is
usually not public in its criticism of
textbooks, Frazier said. The group
contacts the state Textbook Commis
sion, and airs its concerns to the
commission, she said.
"A lot of times we don't make a
big deal about it," Frazier said.
"Sometimes teachers will refuse to
teach materials they find objection
able, and we try to let parents know
what is being taught."
The group does not always have
an effect on what textbooks are
chosen by the state, said Sam Bundy,
director of the N.C.Board of Educa
tion textbook division. In a meeting
of the N.C. Textbook Commision last
week, no members of Frazier's group
attended, he said.