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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 126
Monday, February 8, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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SPB hopefuls discuss chancellor search
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
The seven candidates for student
body president addressed a variety of
issues in an all-campus forum spon
sored by Student Government in the
Great Hall Sunday.
The candidates who appeared were
Jody Beasley, Brien Lewis, Kevin
Martin, David Maynard, Keith
Poston, Sandy Rierson and Bill
Some of the issues touched on by
the candidates included relations
between the University and the town
of Chapel Hill, minority recruitment
and retention and student part-time
All candidates had an opening and
a closing statement and answered two
questions submitted by the audience.
Questions from the audience were
then addressed to the individual
One question directed to all of the
candidates asked how they perceived
the role of the new chancellor.
Beasley said the issue of whether
the University exists as a research
institution or an institution for
undergraduate education should be
Bringing in undergraduate students
to help with research would be one
way of having both areas work
together, he said.
"Research and undergraduate
education don't have to be mutually
exclusive," Beasley said.
Lewis said the chancellor must be
an open-minded person who would
realize the University exists primarily
See SBP page 6
Platforms outlined for campus offices
From staff reports
Candidates for The Daily Tar Heel
editor, Residence Hall Association
president, Carolina Athletic Associ
ation president and senior class
president and vice president discussed
their campaign platforms at a forum
sponsored by Student Government
last night in the Great Hall.
Donna Leinwand, Jean Lutes and
Kathy Peters, the three candidates for
editor of The Daily Tar Heel, differed
on what they said their most impor
tant campaign issues are.
Leinwand, last year's state and
national news editor, said increased
communication among the staff and
expanded coverage of campus groups
are equally important issues.
Lutes, last year's university news
editor, said the most important issue
is to inform students about what they
need to know. This goal would
include more coverage of national
news, entertainment and campus
group information, she said.
Peters, a former features editor,
said in-depth coverage is her most
important issue. She said she would
hold writers' workshops for staff
members, have investigative report
ing projects on each desk and ensure
that editorials are well-researched.
When asked why she wants to take
on a job that requires 50 hours a week,
Leinwand said she wants to make a
See PLATFORMS page 7
New Carolina Union president
makes plans for challenging year
By MARK SHAVER
Vowing to bring the campus closer
together, Tracy Taft, a junior from
Greensboro, was chosen as president
of the Carolina Union by the Union
Board of Directors Sunday
"I feel like I have a wonderful year
ahead of me," she said after being
chosen. "It will be challenging. It will
be full of rewards."
The Carolina Union president
serves as the chairman of the Carolina
Union Activities Board and the
Carolina Union Board of Directors,
and attends Carolina Union
Taft is the Union gallery chairwo
man this year and was on the forum
committee and the current issues
committee the last two years.
South Campus is isolated, Taft
said, and she wants to program more
events there to bring it closer to the
rest of the University.
She also said she wanted to create
a chair for the cabaret that will be
opening soon at the Union.
"I'm anxious and I'm excited," she
said about the presidency. "I'm
confident in my ability to manage
people, to administer and to get
Taft said she is going to make a
special effort to recruit quality people
to work for the Union.
"I'm looking for somebody who is
dedicated, who has time to give, not
only to his own committee, but to
the board," she said. "People who
communicate thoughts and trans
form those thoughts into action. I'm
See PRESIDENT page 7
When the students
went on strike
Editor's note: This is the first in
a series of stories about the histories
of the offices that will be voted on
in next week 's campus election.
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
It was an era of turmoil for the
United States in general and young
people in particular. The conflict in
Vietnam helped to turn students into
activists and college campuses into
Making an Impact
to the DTH
Attention candidates for stu
dent body president, Residence
Hall Association president, Caro
lina Athletic Association president
and DTH editor; The Daily Tar
Heel will accept your platforms for
the editorial page to begin running
this Friday. They must be 500
words or less, and must be turned
into the letters box by noon
Also, the DTH will print two
letters of endorsement for each
candidate including senior class
president vice president. The
letters, which must be typed and
no longer than 320 words, are also
due by noon Thursday. There will
be no exceptions.
In May 1970, the biggest student
protest in UNC history occurred as
a result of the U.S. military invasion
of Cambodia and the shootings of
four students at Kent State University
in Ohio by National Guardsmen.
Students participated in a class
strike and staged several protests and
demonstrations. And throughout it
all, according to observers, the
student body president emerged as a
student body leader.
Thomas Bello, a 1971 UNC grad
uate, was the student body president
who initiated the strike.
The 1970 Yackety Yack said during
the strike Bello appeared to be
"everywhere at once, organizing,
meeting, addressing, explaining and
Bello spoke to thousands of stu
dents gathered in the Pit when the
"If the only way this nation is going
to notice us is for us to strike, we
strike," Bello said. "We strike today,
we strike tomorrow, the next day, the
next day, the next day. . ." Bello's
words were drowned out by the
The situation began on April 30,
1970, when President Richard Nixon
announced to the nation that U.S.
troops had invaded Cambodia.
In response, Bello called for an
See STRIKE page 4
UNC success story:
trustee draws on
wealth of experience
DTH Christie Blom
UNC trustee William Darity
Editors note: Tfiis is one in an
occasional series of profiles of
UNC Board of Trustees members.
By LAURA BENNETT
William Darity took a few
minutes to consider the last ques
tion, the only one he had difficulty
answering throughout the inter
view. "That's a tough one," he said.
The question was a familiar one.
"If you could go back, what would
you change?" It is understandable
that Darity, member of the UNC .
Board of Trustees and public
health professor at the University
of Massachusetts at Amherst,
should be perplexed by such a
question. There is little Darity, 64,
has not done in his lifetime.
Even with a distinguished
resume displaying numerous posi
tions in his field, including exten
sive work for the World Health
Organization (WHO) in Africa,
multiple research grants and civic
activities, Darity is not at all
overbearing or arrogant.
He is actually a very personable
man. Rather than being concerned
about making a name for himself
by collecting credentials, Darity
said he is more interested in seeing
the results of his work.
None of his achievements have
been handed to him on a silver
platter, though. Darity has worked
arduously to educate himself and
to contribute to his community.
A native of Flat Rock, N.C., a
small town in the hills near
Asheville, he said he and his
brother and two sisters were raised
in a very segregated society.
Because neither of his parents
had finished high school, the
importance of an education was
always emphasized in Darity's
"All I ever heard when 1 was
growing up was I was going to
college. There was never a ques
tion of how," he said.
As a child he had always wanted
to be a mathematician, but people
tried to discourage him because
there were not enough opportun
ities for blacks.
But Darity was never discour
aged. With motivation from his
parents and teachers, he got his
education. He received a bachelor
of science degree from Shaw
University, a master of science in
public health from North Carolina
Central University and a doctor
See TRUSTEE page 5
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