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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
- Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 82
Monday, October 26, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
Development of research must
remain a priority for UNC, Dennis
O'Connor, vice chancellor of
research, told the Board of Trustees
at its meeting Friday.
At the request of Chancellor
Christopher Fordham, O'Connor
spoke to the board about the necessity
"It (research) changes the way we
look at the world," O'Connor said.
For example, he said, a supernova
that exploded in February enabled
astronomers to see how stars are born
and die, and to learn about the
ultimate fate of the universe.
"To call our University a research
university is a redundancy," O'Con
nor said, encouraging the trustees to
continue to support research.
In September, Fordham
announced that private and public
funding to the University for research
had passed the $100 million mark.
In other BOT business, Elizabeth
Dowd, chairwoman of the board's
Finance and Business Committee,
updated plans for the renovation of
Old East and Old West residence
Old East and West will be closed
By BARBARA LINN
The University is much more than
a big business to High Point busi
nessman Earl "Phil" Phillips, vice
chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Although the board must treat the
University as a business, Phillips said
a good trustee combines the need to
look after business affairs with a love
of the school.
"My likes are Chapel Hill and
Carolina basketball," said Phillips, a
board member since 1983. "Being
Promoting alcohol awareness
By HELEN JONES
Drinking and driving don't mix,
whether the drinker happens to be
operating a car or a scooter.
Student Body President Brian
Bailey would probably agree.
After drinking eight beers in one
hour Friday, Bailey fell off a
scooter as he tried to negotiate an
obstacle course in the Pit.
He was participating in a dem
onstration by the Drug and Alco
hol Awareness Committee to raise
awareness about drinking respon
sibly, according to Robin Kimmel
man, co-chairwoman of the com
mittee. The group is part of the
executive branch of Student
"Our whole theme is PARTY,
an acronym for Practicing Alco
hol Responsibility To Yourself,"
During Friday's demonstration,
other student leaders drank
smaller amounts of beer than
Bailey, to show how varying
amounts of alcohol affect percep
tion and coordination.
After drinking the beer, the
students were field-tested by
Chapel Hill police. They were also
tested with a breathalyzer, and
they rode a scooter through an
obstacle course of traffic cones.
"I just hope they (students) learn
something from it," said Tony
Oakley, master officer. He said the
same event last year seemed more
like a game than anything else.
But Bailey said such programs
are probably the best way to draw
attention to the issue of drunk
driving. "Alcohol is a really hard
topic to discuss with students."
Anne Davidson, senior class
president, drank two beers during
See ALCQHOL page 5
for the 1992-93 academic year. The
historic buildings will be re-opened
in the fall of 1993 so they can be
rededicated during the University's
bicentennial celebration on Oct. 12,
The issue of how the residence halls
will be renovated has been a contro
versial one. The student-faculty task
force formed to study the renovations
recently recommended that the his
toric buildings remain residence halls.
Dowd told the board that the
residence halls' interiors will be
modern and comfortable. Old West
will be accessible to handicapped
A central corridor connecting the
three towers on the first floor of Old
East will be installed. A TV activity
room and a kitchen will be added to
the south end of the building, and
an apartment for the assistant area
director will be added to the north
Old West will also have a central
corridor, a TV activity room and a
kitchen, as well as a study and office
on the north end.
In other business, the board:
approved final plans and spec-
See TRUSTEES page 5
here and being part of the Carolina
scene is one of the joys I have in my
After graduating from Chapel Hill
in 1962, Phillips received his MBA
from Harvard in 1965. His business
career has spanned the last two
decades, and he is now president of
First Factors Corporation in High
Point, an asset-based lending com
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An unidentified victim was airlifted to North Carolina Memorial
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pany that he founded in 1972.
Phillips, 47, lives with his wife and
two children in High Point. He said
he hopes his children, who are 13 and
six years old, will attend UNC when
they are old enough.
In :a recent interview, Phillips said
he is satisfied with the amount of
student representation on the BOT.
"As it pertains to the student life
on campus, I think they (students)
should have very much input," he
said. "We need that input. The
students certainly are not bashful.
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When they disagree, the trustees
The board learns of student con
cerns by reading the campus news
paper and listening to students who
come directly to the board, Phillips
said. Also, he said Student Body
President Brian Bailey, who is an ex
officio board member, informs the
trustees of student opinion.
Phillips said the system works well.
"Students objected strongly to a
proposed parking deck to be put on
top of the Hinton James tennis
Report evaluates progress
on Faculty Coonci concerns
By MICHAEL JACKSON
A report received by the Faculty
Council Friday questioned whether
there has been significant progress
made to correct problems outlined in
a 1984-85 self-study.
The problems include difficulties in
purchasing research equipment,
inadequate faculty fringe benefits,
renovation and upkeep of campus
buildings and maintaining and pur
chasing scholarly journals. They were
cited in the annual report from the
Committee on University Priorities,
which contained 13 resolutions
passed last year in response to the
"I think there has been a fair
UNC9s Youmg Democrats
By HELLE NIELSEN
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK
UNC delegates came away disap
pointed from the annual platform
convention of the Young Democrats
of North Carolina at the Sheraton
Imperial Hotel, Saturday, saying the
platform adopted was too general.
About 75 delegates adopted the
platform, .which included general
positions on the federal budget and
trade deficitsr education, civil rights
and foreign policy but had few
"I am not terribly happy with the
platform; I would have preferred a
accident Saturday afternoon. The victim was shot in the face
while deer hunting in Fort Bragg.
loyalty to UNC
courts," he said. "Well, there's not
going to be a parking deck put on
top of those courts."
He mentioned the controversy over
the BOT's approval of the site of the
new Alumni Center. The board's
decision to build the center behind
Kenan Field House has angered some
students, who have expressed concern
that the building would ruin the
natural beauty of the woods in the
"I feel very comfortable with the
site, and I think most of the BOT
amount of progress within the Uni
versity on some of the items," said
Harry Gooder, professor of micro
biology and chairman of the commit
tee. "Ultimate resolution depends on
the actions of the general adminis
tration and the state legislature."
Gooder said he thought one of the
most important resolutions was the
first, which asks the chancellor to
place high priority on solving the
problem of expediting the purchase
of equipment required for faculty
The bureaucratic process of getting
bids and purchasing equipment can
take up to three months, Gooder said.
This takes away from the time
researchers could spend working on
more concrete one," said Philip
Sheridan, vice president of UNC
The only platform position to
cause significant controversy at the
convention called on the N.C.
General Assembly to prohibit the
The delegates voted to delete the
position from the platform after a
spirited debate. Proponents argued
that the death penalty was socially
and racially skewed and should be
prohibited. Opponents were divided,
with some pushing for a more con
crete formulation of the position and
others supporting the death penalty
feels comfortable with that site,"
Phillips said. "It's much more in the
middle of what alumni regard as the
campus. I think to a lot of us alumni,
the Kenan Center Smith Center area
of campus doesn't bring back any
Junior Brian Sipe, president of
Scott Residence College, has been
active in protesting the approved site.
Phillips said Sipe came to the BOT
meeting Friday morning and talked
See PHILLIPS page 6
their projects, he said.
Gooder called the problem of
expediting the purchase of equipment
"one of the really everyday things that
you hear most researchers
Another important resolution
concerns inadequate faculty fringe
benefits, Gooder said.
"Everybody from the Board of
Trustees on down is well aware that
fringe benefits for faculty are far
below the national average," he said.
The report states: "The level of
fringe benefits at UNC-CH has not
improved; to the contrary, in the last
year there has been a decline in
See REPORT page 3
as a necessary deterrent to "gruesome
The UNC delegation voted to
delete the position.
"We all felt the platform was too
generally written," Sheridan said.
"Our vote was not a stand on the
On the budget deficit issue, the
platform called for serious, straight
forward negotiations between Pres
ident Reagan and Congress.
Any proposal entailing an increase
in spending should not be passed
unless the proposal specifies funding
See DEMOCRATS page 4