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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 74
Monday, October 12, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Business Advertising 962-1163
writer of
racist memo
University Editor
The School of Business Adminis
tration's student government has
asked MBA students to support
efforts to find out who is responsible
for two recently revealed incidents of
racial harassment.
The harassment involved racial
slurs that were included in two class
assignments and slipped into the mail
file of second-year MBA student
Jamyce Vinson, one of eight black
students in the class. The incidents
occurred last spring.
In an effort to find the person or
persons responsible, a memo was
distributed last week asking all
second-year MBA students to turn in
copies of the class assignment
The MBA student government is
working very hard to use all the tools
we have to find out who did it," said
Albert Barclay, president of the MBA
Student Association.
"When we do find out who did it,
that person will be dealt with very
severely," he said. "We're obviously
very upset. We realize that it reflects
very negatively on the school, and
we're trying to change that. It could
end up as a consciousness-raising
Barclay said so much time elapsed
between the incidents and action to
find out who caused them because
Vinson did not report the harassment
until early May, when most students
had finished final exams and gone
their separate ways for the summer.
The student government memo
asks MBA students to aid the inves
tigation of the incidents.
44 As a student body we must make
every effort to resolve this issue," the
memo says. "We hope that the
individual involved will step forward
and accept responsibility for his or
her actions. Should that not happen,
we expect that all students will
provide any information that they
may have regarding this incident."
Lambert Mathieu, a second-year
MBA student who is also black, said
he hopes administrators will establish
a policy to prevent similar incidents
in the future.
"Although the scope of this par
ticular incident is isolated, there are
many other subtle things that occur
that are not as controversial as this,"
Mathieu said.
During meetings with administra
tors, he said he was told that the
incident resulted from an error in
judgment. The same justification
could be made for cheating, he said.
"If the school really wants to stand
by its statement about not tolerating
See MEMO page 9
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Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks enchanted the crowd in the
Smith Center Friday night, singing hits from the group's most
recent alburn, "Tango in the Night," as well as old classics from
"Rumours," including "Dreams." See review, page 10.
Convocation, concert planned
for University Day celebration
Staff Writer
For some students, having no
classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. may
be the most attractive aspect of
University Day, but the holiday
does have a deeper meaning.
Today commemorates the 194th
birthday of the University, symbol
ized by the laying of the corner
stone of Old East on Oct. 12, 1793.
Several special events have been
planned, from a morning convo
cation in Memorial Hall to an
evening Clef Hangers' concert by
the Old Well.
U.S. Senator Terry Sanford, D
N.C., will speak at an 11 a.m.
convocation in Memorial Hall.
A free ice cream social, open to
all students, will follow the convo
cation on the sidewalk outside
Memorial Hall. Ted Bonus, direc
tor of public information for UNC,
said a big birthday cake for the
Proposal for phone-in drop-add
may be back on ballot in sprin
Staff Writer
Although the referendum for a $5
increase in student fees to finance a
phone-in registration system was
defeated, UNC students and officials
have not given up on the proposal.
Despite being approved over
whelmingly by students who voted in
last week's election, the referendum
failed because the necessary 10
percent of fee-paying students did not
University Registrar David Lanier,
who proposed the system, said he is
trying to get authorization to pur
chase the system now, before the cost
increases. He hopes the referendum
will be placed on the ballot again in
February's elections.
Because the students voted in favor J
of the referendum 5-1, Lanier said he ;
thought the fee increase would be;
approved in the next election.
The increase in student fees will;
probably remain at $5, Lanier said. ;
That increase will pay for the initial
cost of the system $460,000 and;
See DROP-ADD page 5
Heels play flat,
lose close one
to Wake, 22-14
Asaiatint Sports Editor
For all its complex offensive and defensive alignments,
convoluted strategies and overanalyzed individual
matchups, football is still a game of emotion. In the
college brand especially, games are often won simply
because one team wants it more than the other.
That seemed to be precisely the case Saturday
afternoon in Kenan Stadium, where an undersized group
of overachievers from Wake Forest came ready to play
against a North Carolina team that didn't.
The result was a 22-14 upset victory for the Demon
Deacons, who, despite being a 12-point underdog to the
Tar Heels, claimed their first win in Chapel Hill since
Wake Forest, off to its best start in 43 years, improved
to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC. North Carolina, losing
at home for the second straight week, dropped to 3
3 and 1-1.
While Wake's success ruined UNC's homecoming, it
made memorable the return to Kenan of former Tar
Heel coach Bill Dooley. Dooley, in his first season at
Wake after 10 years with Virginia Tech, was the head
man in Chapel Hill from 1967-77.
"We love coach Dooley. He treats us right and we
have great respect for him," said Deacon quarterback
Mike Elkins, whose brother Rod called signals at UNC
from 1980-82. "Nobody gave us a chance to come in
here and do it. We were outmatched and outsized, but
these guys found the heart to pull us through."
Wake Forest eased out to a 22-7 lead behind five Wilson
Hoyle field goals and then withstood a late UNC rally
that ended in a controversial call on the game's final
Taking possession on their own 30 with 37 ticks left,
the Tar Heels used their "Hurry, Hurry" offense to move
to the Wake 20 with five seconds to go With time for
just one more play, UNC flooded the left corner of the
See WAKE FOREST page 11
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Research projects
are a long-standin
University tradition
DTHCharlotte Cannon
UNC's Kennard Martin is crunched during the Tar Heels' 22-14 loss
Assistant University Editor
Astronomy lab for some of UNCs
first students in the late 1700s was
conducted on the rooftop of their
professor's house.
That professor, who was also
Joseph Caldwell, UNC's first presi
dent, built the nation's first astronom
ical observatory at UNC with his own
Even before Caldwell began hold
ing lab on his roof, the research
function of UNC was an important
part of the institution. One of the
recommendations of the first commit
tee on curriculum was to purchase
equipment for "experimental philos
ophy and astronomy."
The scope of research at UNC
encompasses the sciences, liberal arts
and professional schools. Last year,
17 departments in the College of Arts
and Sciences, including English,
romance languages and dramatic
arts, received grant money. Along
with the School of Medicine, other
professional schools such as the
School of Business Administration
and the School of Education also
received funds for research.
UNC's development as a research
institution has spanned the past two
centuries. For the first 100 years after
the University's founding, research
was conducted on an informal basis
by undergraduates. But in 1883, when
the University awarded its first
graduate degree, the tide began to
Research at UNC
Monday: Past and Present
Tuesday: Funding and Fraud
Wednesday: Private Industry
Thursday: Student Reseachers .!
Friday: Conflict with Teaching j
turn to more formal research;
programs. ;
Research clubs and journals were;
established at the University in the;
late 1800s, and in 1910 UNC began!
to establish the Graduate School. !
Recognizing the research function;
of the University, the UNC system's'
Board (of Governors specified the;
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill as a research institution
in 1976.
Research-wise, 1987 has been" a
milestone year for the University.'
UNC received a record amount -of
money $105.2 million tor.
research and training grants, and
Chancellor Christopher Fordham'
created the position of vice-chancellor,
for research to oversee the Uniyer-i
sity's research activity. ' ; ; '
"One way you can measure the'
research university is the number -of
bucks it brings in," said Tom Scott,'.
See RESEARCH page 11 : i
The education of a man is never completed until he dies. Robert E. Lee

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