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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 86
Friday, October 30, 1937
Chapel HKI, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Action Against Apartheid member Joel Segal speaks at the BSM rally in the Pit
M ' holds amltn-Facism rally
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
During a Black Student Movement
sponsored rally Thursday, speakers said
racism in the University's hiring practices
is a symptom of racial discrimination on
campus. . ; 1
More than 200 students listened as
speakers from the BSM, Action Against
Apartheid (AAA) and the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) focused on the recent
grievances of 14 University police officers
as an example of racism at UNC.
NAACP member Jim Gibbs expressed
concern about the grievances, and said
students should learn from the situation.
"There's some good because it helps to
awaken us to the fact that discrimination
is still alive on the UNC campus," Gibbs
said. "White and black students must come
together and talk about problems.
"Let's use this as a stepping stone for
better relations and a better understanding
of people," he added.
BSM President Kenneth Perry called the
University police department a microcosm,
and warned students that such racism
could also affect them.
" think it's good to have
events like these to make
everyone on campus
a ware of the situation'1'
"If it's happening there," Perry said, "it
can happen when I try to get a job."
Perry also criticized the University's
affirmative action policy, citing the low
number of minority faculty.
"Affirmative action works where "they
(University officials) want it to work," he
AAA member Joel Segal cited examples
of discrimination in the business world and
in public schools, stressing that all students
need to work against racism.
During the three years spent traveling
as a professional musician, Segal said he
saw discrimination against blacks firs
thand. He said he now regrets that he did
not act against this racism.
"We must work for the equality of blacks
in this state," he said. "It's more effective
to battle racial injustice by getting up and
doing something about it."
The Ebony Readers, a dramatic group
from the BSM, closed the rally with a series
of dramatic readings, including passages
from Langston Hughes', poem "I, Too,
Sing America" and poems written by group
BSM members said they were pleased
by the supportive crowd and said they
planned more activities to address the issue
Many students who attended the rally
said they were glad to see action being
"I think it's good to have events like these
. to make everyone on campus aware of the
situation," said Sean Wilkinson, a sopho
more from Raleigh. "We need to come
together to make changes to correct it."
The rally was briefly interrupted in the
middle when an unidentified streaker,
wearing only a jockstrap, ran around the
Pit several times.
The streaker then stopped beside the
podium for several seconds as Segal
addressed the crowd. After Segal asked
him to leave, the man walked away.
By KIMBERLY EDENS
Assistant University Editor
Students will get an extra day off from class
next semester because the University has
revised its academic calendar to make Martin
Luther King Jr.'s birthday a holiday.
Classes will be canceled and University
offices closed on Jan. 18, 1988, to commem
orate the birthday of the civil rights leader,
who was slain in 1968.
Also, the University has changed the Easter
holiday. It will now fall on Good Friday, April
1, instead of on Monday, April 4.
University Registrar David Lanier said the
calendar is not usually changed during the
"We just made the change because of the
late time it (the holiday) was approved by
the (N.C.) state legislature and the state
personnel office," Lanier said.
The state approves a certain number of
holidays for its employees each year, Lanier
said. It is up to the University to decide the
specific date of the holidays.
The state recently increased the number of
holidays each year from 10 to 1 1, Lanier said.
The University decided to add the Martin
Luther King holiday on the third Monday
in January, the day the federal government
celebrates as King's birthday.
The state may decide to decrease the
number of holidays to 10 next year. If it does,
Lanier said the University probably would
continue to celebrate King's birthday. In that
case, Memorial Day would probably no
longer be a University holiday, he said.
Campus leaders hailed the new holiday as
a step forward for the state and the University.
Wilton Hyman, Black Student Movement
(BSM) vice president, said that celebrating
the holiday is especially important, giventhe
problems UNC has had increasing the number
See HOLIDAY page 6
for uMs semester
By SMITHSON MILLS
The director of University Career Planning
and Placement Services said Thursday that
recruiters from the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA) are not scheduled to return to
campus this semester.
On Wednesday, student interviews with the
CIA were interrupted by about 50 protesters,
six of whom chained themselves together to
block the entrances to interview rooms in
Harris said the CIA usually comes once
a semester to recruit students. They could
come next semester, she said.
Eight of the 10 interviews that were
scheduled for Wednesday took place. One
student who came to be interviewed was
intimidated by the protesters and left, Harris
said, and the other student never showed up
to talk to the recruiters.
Harris said she was not concerned about
the protest itself, but rather that the rights
of students who came to be interviewed were
"The students crossed the line in interfering
with the rights of other students," she said.
The last time a protest against CIA
recruitment occurred was in 1983, she said.
During that protest, demonstrators were
asked to remain outside the building where
the interviews were conducted, and they
honored the request. No one was arrested.
Five students and one former student were
See CIA page 8
New committee works to improve student communication
By MARK FOLK
- Since its creation in late Sep
. tember, the 1 15-member Representa
: tive Committee has already become
:the largest committee of Student
: Government's Executive Branch.
Steve Day, chairman of the com
mittee, said he is excited about the
; number of students who have shown
; an interest in becoming part of the
"I'm very pleased with the response
weVe gotten from students so far,"
; Day said. "Having a lot of people in
a committee like this one gives us a
; great deal of potential."
The committee was formed to
improve communication between
; students and the Student Govern
;ment. Day said he hoped it would
; eliminate student apathy that results
;from lack of awareness of Student
; Government activities.
; "We are basically a liaison com
mittee between the student body and
the Executive Branch," Day said.
"We want to not only let students
know what we're doing, but also to
find out what they want us to do."
Committee members inform stu
; dents of activities by posting fliers in
; designated areas. Since each of the
115 representatives is assigned a
different area, the group covers most
of the on-campus and many of the
Day said that although he is
pleased by the number of areas
.already covered by the committee,
eventually he would like to have more
representatives from fraternities,
sororities and apartment complexes.
The only residence halls without
representatives are Old East, Old
West, Whitehead and Spencer.
"We really don't have enough
representatives yet to cover all of the
areas we need to," Day said. "But the
response weVe already gotten to the
committee has been overwhelming."
Members of the committee collect
information from students by con
ducting door-to-door surveys in
The committee has already con
ducted two surveys one on the
pass fail target grade proposal and
the other on the proposed land-use
"None of the surveys we conduct
are intended to sway student opin
ion," Day said. "Instead, they are
intended to find out what student
Committee members said they are
glad to be a part of the group.
Sophomore Dustin Cone of Jack
sonville, Fla., said she thinks having
a committee like this one is an
"I feel that this is a very productive
committee," Cone said. "It is a good
attempt at getting a wide range of
Dan Camp, a sophomore from
Raleigh, said the students he has
talked to so far have been quite
"Everyone IVe talked to seems to
be interested in what we're doing,"
Camp said. "They have opinions and
Land Use Plan
(percentages based on 55 students surveyed)
Are you a commuter?. . 5.5 yes; 94.5 no
Do you find traffic very busy?. . . .27.3 very, 41.8 somewhat;
16.4 average; 14.5 no response
Have you heard of the land
use plan? . 25.5 yes; 74.5 no
Are you familiar with the Pittsboro Street
Extension? 54.6 yes; 38.2 no; 7.2 no response
Would you attend an on-campus forum on the land
use plan? 40 yes; 38.2 no; 1.8 no response
Th Pass Fail "Target Grade" Proposal
(percentages based on 569 students surveyed)
want to express them." it allows the Executive Branch to hear
Freshman Andrew Stirling of from a lot of students," Stirling said.
Southport said he heard about the "The number of students covered is
committee during Freshman Camp. not as restricted as it has been in the
"This committee is helpful because past." : ;
Gmest lectaiw leads
date rape discussion
By BARBARA LINN
About 100 people watched a
video tape in Memorial Hall
Thursday night depicting a typical
college dating situation that ended
up in rape. When lecturer Andrea
Parrot asked them if that situation
occurred at UNC, they responded
with an emphatic yes.
At the opening presentation of
the third annual colloquium on
date and acquaintance rape, Par
rot, a Cornell University profes
sor, led a discussion about date
rape on college campuses.
The colloquium, sponsored by
UNC in cooperation with Duke
University, N.C. State University,
Orange County Rape Crisis Cen
ter, Durham YWCA Rape Crisis
Center and other organizations, is
an effort to bring groups together
to talk about acquaintance rape
on college campuses.
The presentation, "Dating
Dynamics: Does No' Ever Mean
'Yes"?" showed how assertiveness,
communication and dynamics
relate to sexual experiences.
First, Parrot snowed the role
these characteristics play in a non
sexual situation. She told the
members of the audience to pre
tend they hated smoking, then
asked how they would respond if
they were riding in an elevator with
The audience gave examples of
passive, agressive, assertive and
manipulative action that could be
taken against the smoker.
Parrot expanded the situation,
telling the listeners to imagine that
they had a wild, passionate crush
on the smoker in the elevator.
Proposed responses ranged from
lighting the cigarette for the
smoker to deciding against form
ing a relationship because of the
smoker's bad habit.
A great deal of self-esteem is
needed to act in an assertive
manner, Parrot said.
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