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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 119
Thursday, January 28, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By MARK FOLK
Student Government, together
with the College of Arts and Sciences,
has decided to set up an academic
tutoring program for next fall,
government officials said
The purpose of the program, which
has been under consideration for
nearly a year, is to provide students
with free academic assistance, said
Fifi Kashani-Sabet, chairwoman of
Student Government's tutoring
"The main purpose is to encourage
students who are having difficulty
with classes to get help," Kashani
Sabet said. "We're providing students
with a useful resource center."
Although the program offers a
limited number of courses for which
tutors will be available next year,
Kashani-Sabet said she hopes the
program will expand rapidly.
Courses offered by the program
next year include Economics 10;
Mathematics 22, 30 and 31; French
1, 2, 3 and 4; German 1, 2, 3 and
4; Spanish 1, 2, 3 and 4; Biology 11;
Chemistry 11; and Statistics 11 and
"This is just , the- beginning,"
Kashani-Sabet said. "I hope the
University will see a need for this
program after next year and put a
greater commitment into it."
Elson Floyd, associate dean in the
General College, said he and
Kashani-Sabet picked courses for the
program that stressed basic skills.
"We wanted to start in a modest
way," Floyd said. "The reason we
picked so many introductory courses
is to allow us to expand in future
Tutors for the program will be
selected through an interview process,
Kashani-Sabet said. She said tutors
will be required to have and maintain
larvey assesses attitudes abonat drags
By JENNY CLONINGER
UNC administrators will use the
results of a drug and alcohol survey
to identify abuse problems on campus
and determine the best way to deal
with them, Kathleen Benzaquin,
associate dean of students, said
The Representative Committee of
Student Government's Executive
Branch polled students in November
1987 to assess student awareness of
drug and alcohol abuse at UNC.
Benzaquin said she commissioned
the survey to assess student know
ledge and opinions. Copies of the
survey will be sent to the dean of
students, Student Health Services
and the DrugAlchohol Awareness
Randolph runs for RHA
By BARBARA LINN
Jimmy Randolph, a junior political
science major from Johnsonville, has
announced his candidacy for Resi
dence Hall Association (RHA)
Randolph said he would like to see
RHA have more contact with the
residents on campus, improve its
relations with the housing depart
ment and establish a program to
assure fair disciplinary treatment of
Randolph said he wants to improve
the communication between RHA
and campus residents by reviving the
council of dormitory presidents.
"I think RHA can affect each
student individually," he said.
Residence hall presidents would
meet weekly or bi-weekly with the
a 3.0 cumulative grade point average,
and have no grade lower than a B
in the subject they're interested in
"We want to get the most qualified
students to tutor," Kashani-Sabet
said. "Those not only most advanced
in their subject matter, but also those
who are able to work well with
Kashani-Sabet said that her goal
is to pick about 15 tutors from each
department included in the program.
"I'm hoping that a lot of students
will be willing to become tutors and
contribute some of what they've
learned to others on this campus,"
Kashani-Sabet said. "Plus, it would
be a good test for them to see if they
have mastered the material in their
Although the tutors in the program
will be students, an advisory commit
tee comprised of administrators,
faculty members and students will
supervise the program's overall
administration, Floyd said.
"The committee's main job will be
to overlook the program and make
sure that everything is running
smoothly," he said. "This program
must go beyond the student govern
ment to be successful."
Floyd said instead of paying tutors,
permission is currently being sought
for tutors to receive three-hour pass
fail credit. He said the proposed credit
plan for the program will be presented
before the Administrative Board in
"WeVe looked into a number of
tutoring programs at other schools
where tutors are being paid," Floyd
said. "Since we can't do that here,
we're looking into the possibility of
Kashani-Sabet said she came up
with the idea of a tutoring program
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Over 500 students responded to the
informal, confidential survey. The
surveyors requested no personal
information but asked for students'
thoughts on the levels of use and
abuse on campus.
The majority of the survey dealt
with alcohol use. Of the respondents,
494 students considered alcohol a
drug, and 348 knew someone at UNC
who they thought abuses alcohol. The
number jumped to 380 when the
question was narrowed to students
who knew someone under 21 at UNC
who abuses alcohol.
Executive assistant Steven Day
said the most frequent answers to the
question, "What do you believe
causes the abuse of alcohol?" were
peer pressure and stress. After that
came rebellion, academic pressure,
RHA president and executive assis
tants to discuss the issues concerning
residents, Randolph said.
"We need to tell the presidents all
the powers they have to deal with
those issues," he said. "Do that and
youH be on your way to achieving
the ideal of meeting each individual
To improve the communication
between RHA and the housing
department, Randolph said, "If we
could both reexamine our attitudes,
perhaps RHA could cooperate better
with housing while still maintaining
its role as advocate of student
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avoidance of problems, boredom and
Day said that one interesting
statement returned on a survey was
"The atmosphere is so socially
oriented at UNC. Alcohol is an
integral part of social life here." He
mentioned another student who
pointed out "the problem of underage
people hoarding alcohol since they
can't easily obtain it."
Alcohol abuse was termed a mod
erate problem at UNC by 332 stu
dents, 1 10 said it was minor and 96
students considered it a major
The remainder of the survey dealt
with students' knowledge of drug
abuse. Students who said they knew
someone who abuses drugs at UNC
numbered 264, and 277 students said
Randolph said he also wants to
initiate a program to assure that any
disciplinary action taken against
residents is fair and just. Each area
government would have at least one
representative to work with its area
director to deal with discipline and
vandalism problems, he said.
He also said he wants to compile
a "social planner" of successful dorm
projects as a supplement to the RHA
"RHA needs to take an active role
in encouraging and advising dorms
as to how they should have successful
Other areas Randolph said he
wants to improve are relations
between the resident assistants and
residence hall governments and the
maintenance of residence halls.
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they did not.
When students were asked to list
what types of drugs were problems
at UNC, cocaine was the most
common answer, followed by speed,
ecstasy, mushrooms and crack.
Heroin and LSD were also
The survey was conducted by the
128 committee members in dormito
ries, apartments, fraternities and
sororities. Both graduates and under
graduates were questioned.
Benzaquin said that the commit
tee's surveys allow the University
administration to hear the thoughts
of a large, diverse body of students.
"These are not definitive statistics,
but they let us get a feel for what's
going on around campus," she said.
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Yelverton joins race for
student body president
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Bill Yelverton, a junior English
major from Darien, Conn., has
announced his candidacy for
Student Body President.
Yelverton said if he is elected
he will combine an understanding
of community and student needs
and see that student views are
heard by the administration.
"With the new chancellor com
ing in, whoever gets elected will
have an opportunity to affect how
student government is viewed by
the administration for the next 10
years," he said.
Instating students as members
of the faculty Educational Policy
Committee is one of his top
academic priorities, Yelverton
"I want to strengthen the
General College with a broader
choice of classes, with better
faculty and with smaller classes,"
He also said he would promote
student interests to the UNC
Board of Trustees.
Yelverton said he wants to
establish a group called The
Student Activities Resources Cen
ter (SARC). This group would
have information on different
campus groups that could be
provided to all students.
SARC would serve as a center
for students interested on an issue
to find out which other groups are
dealing with that issue.
Yelverton said he wants to work
with the Orange County Board of
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By LAURA DiGIANO
Sting fans planning on attending
tonight's concert at the Smith Center
would be well advised to leave their
alcohol and drugs at home, said Maj.
Bob Porreca of the University police.
"If people come to the Smith
Center with the intent of toking up,
there is a very good chance they'll
find themselves standing in front of
a judge," Porreca said. "We are not
running halfway houses and if some
one is caught we're going to arrest
Porreca said the officers will also
be watching for disruptive and
disorderly behavior. "Our main
responsibility is to make sure every
one who wants to enjoy the enter
tainment can," he said. "That job is
impossible when fans are throwing up
in the rows behind you."
Officers will be searching for fans
who are obviously intoxicated or
under the influence of drugs, Porreca
said. "It is not a matter of stumbling
on these people, but of actively
seeking them out," he said.
University Police Sgt. Ned Comar
said any fan caught with alcohol will
immediately be asked to leave the
"We're out to enforce the law
primarily to keep the peace and let
everyone enjoy the show," he said.
Comar said fans should also be
careful when locking up their cars.
"We have seen an elevation in the
number of car break-ins during
basketball games and concerts," he
said. "I would suggest that when
parking your car, make sure that
wallets and other valuables such as
fuzzbusters are out of sight or in the
Comar said 18 University police
officers will patrol the Smith Center
along with officers from the Chapel
Hill Police Department, the Orange
County Sheriffs Office and the N.C.
Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency.
"We also rely on the ushers at the
Smith Center who do as much if
not more than the police, in terms
of keeping the sanity," Comar said.
Smith Center Director Steve Camp
said there will be 100 to 125 ushers
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Elections and the N:C. General
Assembly to establish an on
campus polling site for local, state
and federal elections. He also said
he would like students to be
members of the Chapel Hill and
Carrboro planning boards to
address the issues of zoning,
growth and the noise ordinance.
Yelverton is co-president of the
UNC Campus Y. He served as an
executive assistant to former
student body president Bryan
Hassel and was the chief organizer
of the UN IT AS program in Car
michael Residence Hall.
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