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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 118
Wednesday, January 27, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By HELEN JONES
About 25 percent of the UNC
students and staff members who
responded to an AIDS questionnaire
are very misinformed about how the
disease is transmitted, the chairman
of the UNC Task Force on AIDS
Michel Ibrahim, dean of the
School of Public Health, said the 45
question survey was designed to test
students and staff members' knowl
edge and beliefs about AIDS.
Misconceptions about transmis
sion of acquired immune deficiency
syndrome included the beliefs that the
disease may be contracted by casual
contact with infected patients, by
handling objects that they had held
or by use of public bathrooms,
Research has shown that the
disease can only be contracted by
intimate sexual contact or through
contaminated intravenous needles, he
"We really have a long way to go
to educate the campus," Ibrahim said.
However, he said he is encouraged
that respondents requested more
The survey also asked respondents
what they would like the task force
to do to educate the University
community, Ibrahim said.
He said national surveys of the
general public yield results similar to
the UNC study.
"I would like to have the campus
know more than the general popu
lation," Ibrahim said. "It's especially
important because we're an educa
Ernest Valente, a psychology
graduate student, said the 14-member
task force mailed surveys to 1,500
UNC students and staff in early
Only 25 percent responded, but
Valente and Ibrahim agreed that the
percentage was sufficient for statis
Respondents said they wanted to
see more voluntary, anonymous
AIDS testing on campus, specific
guidelines for prevention and educa
tional materials, Ibrahim said. They
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are also interested in support groups
to help AIDS patients deal with the
disease emotionally, he said.
The Daily Tar Heel ranked first
among the possible outlets for edu
cation, Ibrahim said. Respondents
also favored an informational tele
phone hotline, personal counseling
and broadcasts on local television and
radio stations to help educate the
public, he said.
Task force members, who include
students, physicians, psychologists
and faculty, plan to hold a forum in
the Pit in March and hope to establish
a support group as soon as possible,
All the members of the task force
are available to speak to staff,
students and faculty in classes or in
a forum, Ibrahim said.
"Whatever you think is appro
priate, we would be happy to
respond," he said.
Valente said the same survey used
for students and staff will be mailed
to 155 faculty members next week,
with results available in about a
Scott Tinsley, a junior criminal justice major from Wilmington,
practices his drums Tuesday at the Alpha Tau Omega house.
Tinsley and a few other fraternity brothers get together often to
play tunes and plan to form a band in the future.
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Student body president candidates
who receive at least 10 percent of the
vote in next month's election may be
reimbursed for half their campaign
expenses if Student Congress passes
a proposed subsidies bill.
If the Rules and Judiciary Com
mittee of the congress votes tomor
row to approve the subsidies bill, it
will go before the full congress for
ratification next Wednesday.
Committee chairman Stuart Hath
away, author of the bill, said qualified
student body president candidates
receiving a solid 10 percent of votes
cast will qualify for the subsidy if the
A check for half the amount of
documented expenses would be
mailed to the candidates within 15
days of the election, he said. The
money would probably come from
Student Government funds, he said.
Only student body president can
didates would be reimbursed because
the presidential race traditionally has
the most candidates.
The plan will be tested this year,
Hathaway said. If it is workable, the
other offices could be added.
Candidates can spend no more
than $400 for campaign expenses.
Based on recent election figures, the
subsidies would probably total about
$800, Hathaway said.
The proposal would allow candi
dates who may have financial diffi
culty to run an effective campaign,
Hathaway said. Many students do
not run for offices because they lack
the resources, he said.
"There is a drastic disproportion
of students who devote as much time
as they want to campus organizations
and those whose time is necessarily
restricted because of their limited
financial resources," he said.
The bill alone cannot solve that
problem, Hathaway said, but it can
help by making it easier for the most
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Officials will use survey to address faculty members' questions about housing
By JACKIE DOUGLAS
Housing Advisory Board members
will use the results from a student
survey to address concerns that many
faculty members have about the
quality of University housing, the
board chairman said Tuesday.
Board chairman Peter Topping
said that board members will meet
with the arts and sciences faculty on
Wayne Kuncl, housing director,
reported the results of the quality of
life survey that took place in February
The survey was designed to find
out what kind of problems exist in
the housing program at UNC, Kuncl
"This is the first data since IVe been
here that gives us some indication of
how we are doing," Kuncl said.
Some of the areas covered in the
survey were communication, security,
community environment, programs
and activities, and housing mainte
nance, Kuncl said.
The random sample survey had a
29 percent return rate, Kuncl said.
The board plans to present the
results of the survey to the faculty,
and then will give the faculty a chance
to ask questions about problems that
still need attention, Topping said.
Topping said he had recently
talked with Gillian Cell, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, about
the problems that Cell and her fellow
faculty members see in UNC's hous
One of the problems that Cell was
concerned about was the lack of an
intellectual environment in the resi
dence halls, Topping said.
The board is also concerned about
the lack of cultural activities and
influences in the dormitories, Kuncl
said. Programs like guest speakers
could be expanded, he said.
"Program development is a con
cern that will be looked into further,"
Other problems Topping said that
Cell found in University housing
noise control in the residence halls,
B livability, meaning the poor rela
tionships that exist between room
discipline within the residence
Topping said that he believes Cell
and other concerned faculty members
are not wrong about the problems
that exist, but rather they perceive
that the problems are greater than
they really are.
"The faculty is not very aware of
all that is happening. The problems
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Leinwand starts campaign
for Daily Tar Heel editor
By HELEN JONES
Donna Leinwand, a junior journal
ism and history major from Boca
Raton, Fla., has announced her
candidacy for editor of The Daily Tar
Establishing a special projects desk
on the paper's staff and featuring a
regular "sports box" with basic game
information are two of her goals, she
Leinwand said she would also like
to increase international, national
and business coverage and to expand
Omnibus, the Thursday supplement.
The special projects desk would
begin with a student poll to learn what
interests students, she said. Possible
story topics include student political
and career trends, popular majors
and other subjects that would give
a picture of the make-up of the
student body, Leinwand said.
The new desk could also explore
in-depth features on social problems
like homelessness and rape, she said.
Leinwand said the sports box
would have information on television
stations and broadcast times of games
as well as Smith Center ticket dis
tribution times and final scores of
"We have a very sports-oriented
school," she said.
Leinwand said students should be
able to get enough news from the
DTH without buying another news
paper, and she wants to have a full
page of international and national
"We could have blown up a small
Third World country, and the DTH
would give it three paragraphs in the
briefs," she said.
In expanding business coverage,
Leinwand said she would include
career and investment information
and a consumer price reports column.
Omnibus needs more organization
and in-depth features as well as
profiles of unique students, she said.
"It should be the best student
Maynard in the running
for student body president
writing on campus," Leinwand said,
adding that she would welcome guest
writers to Omnibus.
Leinwand was the DTH's state and
national editor from January 1987
until she resigned to run for editor-in-chief.
She also has worked as assistant
state and national editor and as a staff
writer and assistant managing editor.
By MARK FOLK
David Maynard, a junior broad
cast journalism and political science
major from Winston-Salem, has
announced his candidacy for student
Increasing student involvement in
town politics, improving communi
cation between students and student
government and forming a committee
to review textbook prices are the
major issues Maynard said he plans
to address in his campaign.
To help increase student involve
ment in town politics, Maynard said
he wants to set up a centralized
election site for local, state and
national elections in the Student
"One of the major problems on this
campus is how the town and campus
have grown apart," Maynard said.
"Students need to become more
involved in town politics."
Maynard said he wants to provide
students with stickers to place on
every check they write to town
businesses to make merchants more
aware of students' presence.
"The town doesnt understand that
the majority of their income comes
from students," Maynard said.
"These little stickers would prove it
Maynard said he hopes to improve
communication between students and
the executive branch by running a
monthly column in The Daily Tar
"Communication between students
and the executive branch is terrible,"
Maynard said. "Students need to be
more aware of problems before they
Maynard said he plans to form a
committee to check up on the high
textbook prices and to examine the
profits made by UNC Student Stores.
"The people at the Student Stores
say that they don't make a profit from
the high textbook sales," Maynard
said. "I want to sit down and look
at their records to see what's going
Maynard has been a Student
Congress representative (Dist. 10) for
the past two years. He serves on the
Student Educational Broadcasting
(WXYC) Board and the Media Board
and is a member of the finance
committee of Student Congress. He
was finance committee chairman last
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