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: Copyright 1987 77e Daiy Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 76
Wednesday, October 14, 1987
Ch8pel Kill, North Carolina
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By KIMBERLY ED ENS
Assistant University Editor
Despite Tuesday night's 50-degree
chill, about 75 students and Chapel
Hill residents gathered in front of the
Franklin Street post office to express
support for South African political
The American flag waved over the
center of the semicircle of protesters
holding candles, while speakers and
musicians addressed them from the
steps of the post office.
UNC graduate student Jimmy
Ellis, a native of South Africa, called
for "constructive disengagement" in
the South African political system
It is no longer time for us to be
complacent and to think that because
we are not a part of their society, we
are therefore absconded from any
blame (for apartheid)," Ellis said.
Kenneth Perry, Black Student
Movement president, told the crowd
not to forget racism in America while
they fight racism in South Africa.
"While our candles symbolize our
awareness of the struggle for freedom
in South Africa," Perry said, ttwe
must not at the same time cast a
shadow on the struggle for freedom
right here in this country."
The South African political system
must be restructured, Perry said.
"In South Africa they must put
down their candles and pick up their
blowtorches," he said.
The South African and Namibian
Student Information Center, a group
of students from those countries who
are trying to increase awareness of
apartheid, sang several songs, includ
ing "O Freedom" and the African
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UNC students gather in front of the Franklin Street post office Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to protest apartheid
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IFof writer off racist memo
By KRISTEM GARDNER
Assistant University Editor
About half of the second-year
MBA students met the Tuesday
deadline for turning in graded
briefs so the assignments can be
compared to one involved in an
incident of racial harassment that
occurred last semester.
Lynne Gerber, executive director
of the MBA program, asked for
the briefs so she can compare them
to one slipped into the mail file of
a black student in UNCs School
of Business Administration eight
months ago. That brief, which
concerned a business problem of
the Schlitz Brewing Co., looked
legitimate until the third para
graph, which contained degrading
comments about black workers.
But Gerber said the large
number of students who didn't turn
in briefs does not indicate that
students aren't concerned with
finding the person responsible for
"People wrote them (the briefs)
last year, and some of them threw
them away over the summer,"
Gerber said. "I -never expected to
get them all." '
The Schlitz brief was one of two
recently revealed incidents of racial
See MEMO page 4
tademt Coesress election!
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By BRIAN McCOLLUM
James Horton defeated Chris
topher Gould by 17 votes Tuesday
in a run-off election for the District
15 Student Congress seat.
According to unofficial election
results Tuesday night, Horton gar
nered 108 votes to Gould's 91 in the
Ehringhaus Residence Hall election.
Congress members said the turnout
was good, but not unusual.
"It's to be expected," said Rob
Friedman, speaker of the congress.
"When there's an on-campus election,
you have a higher awareness and. a
Horton, a sophomore from Wil
liamston, said he was happy with the
large turnout, although he would
have liked even more people to vote.
"In most ways I'm pleased with the
turnout, even though it represents
only 30 percent of the dorm," he said.
"There was more publicity than
normal for a Student Congress
Horton said he hopes to work on
several issues as a congress represen
tative,, including protesting the, pro
posed site of the Alumni Center and
making improvements in residence
halls and in Chase Hall's South
Friedman said all new congress
members will be sworn in either
before or during next Wednesday's
congress meeting. District 8 will not
be represented, since the write-in
candidates in the graduate district
See RUNOFF page 2
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Workies with corporations
benefits research at UNC
Research at UNC
By KRISTEN GARDNER
Assistant University Editor
In the basement of Venable Hall,
paint is peeling from scarred walls. .
Dusty equipment and ripped-out lab Monday: Past and Present
iixiures uuer unuscu iaus.
But in the midst of the quiet rooms, Tuesday: Funding and Fraud
the recently completed labs ana
offices of Glaxo Inc. are an oasis of
activity. The hallways are clean and
freshly painted, and the labs are
furnished with state-of-the-art
its headauarters to the
Research Triangle Park in 1983.
Despite the unique aspects
Glaxo employee Cathy Crumpton works on developing and improving an anti-depressant
Wednesday: Private Industry
Thursday: Student Researchers
Friday: Conflict with Teaching
tvp facilities huilt with funds with Glaxo Inc. is unique because the
from Glaxo, will eventually be used company is building faculties to be
by UNC researchers, illustrating one used by University researchers,
of the benefits of UNCs cooperation Glaxo, a pharmaceutical company,
with nnvate industrv. movea
Of all the money UNC receives
ooVi war tn fnnH research nroiects.
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less than 2 percent comes from private UNCs relationship with Glaxo, it
;n.ictn c-;h Trvm Srntt director of serves as a tvnical example of the
research services. benefits that such agreements oiler
But officials agree that the Umver- the University.
sity's relationship with private corpo
rations has been a lucrative one.
the nation, includ
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of collaboration with the private 7,000 square feet of lab faculties m
Coritt ca?d "It's heen an the basement of Venable Hall. The
extremely productive relationship." facilities are being used by both Glaxo
Susan Ehringhaus, assistant to the and UNC scientists. The labs will be
chancellor, said UNCs agreement given to the University for its sole
One of the University's agreements
with Glaxo, signed by UNC and
company representatives in
the company to renc
are feet of lab faciliti
use in 1991.
In a separate agreement signed last
year with the School of Medicine,
Glaxo agreed to build a $2.5 million
research facility, which will also be
used jointly by Glaxo and UNC
researchers. Ehringhaus said the
building will revert to the University
five years after construction is com
pleted to certain specifications.
Glaxo employees will also be
appointed to the UNC faculty as
adjunct or visiting professors for one
year terms, according to the agree
ment. Their salaries will be paid by
Glaxo, not the University. ;
These professors will' lecture in
existing upper-level courses and
conduct seminars for advanced stu
dents. They will also assist UNC
faculty members in their research.
University officials say the agree
ment with Glaxo has been substan
tially beneficial not only to research
efforts, but also to the quality of
Dr. Stuart Bondurant, dean of the
School of Medicine,said one of the
University's greatest advantages
under the agreement is the addition
of experienced Glaxo scientists to the
See RESEARCH page 6
By LAUREN MARTIN
Gifts of computers, furniture,
property, books and services are
making up increasing proportions of
charitable donations at the University
of North Carolina and across the
Besides receiving more cash con
tributions last year than ever before,
the University reported a jump of
more than 200 percent in in-kind gifts,
according to Jean Vickery, an
accountant for the UNC office of
In fiscal 1985-86, in-kind gifts
amounted to $473,000. But that figure
skyrocketed to more than $ 1 .5 million
during the 1986-87 fiscal year,
Total contributions last year came
to $40.5 million, she said, so in-kind
gifts are still a small percentage of
overall contributions made to the
Nationally, non-cash donations
from corporate America totaled 10
percent of its charitable contributions
in 1982. In 1984 that figure doubled
and has remained steady at about 20
percent since then, according to the
Conference Board, a trade organiza
tion that conducts annual surveys of
such contributions by major
Other fund-seekers in Chapel Hill
also have noticed the shift.
Ernest Williamson executive vice
president of the UNC Educational
Foundation, said that non-cash
donations helped build and furnish
the Smith Center.
Former Carolina basketball player
Tommy Shores donated a conference
table and leather chairs, Williamson
said, and . other alumni gave carpet
ing, paneling, desks, lamps, locks,
doors and hardware. ,
"If someone manufactures a pro
duct and wants to contribute, it's to
their advantage to give their product,"
"Some gave cash plus these gifts-in-kind,"
Williamson said. "Those
Tar Heels just didnt want to stop
The National Child Welfare Lead
ership Center in the UNC School of
Social Work wanted to find a token
of appreciation for donors to their
fund drive. Development director
Ivana Pelnar-Zaiko said the problem
was solved by getting the Dakin
company to donate 200 teddy bears.
The bears otherwise would have cost
the group $3,600.
Outside the University, the United
Way of Chapel Hill lists a 3M copier
and typewriter and 36 Electrolux
vacuum cleaners among the non-cash
donations it has received, co-director
Sue Schroeder said.
Many large corporations may have
surplus, out-of-date products that can
still be a great help to social service
groups that may not be able to afford
See DONATIONS page 5
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