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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 96, Issue 6
Tuesday, March 15, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Members of the Black Faculty
Staff Caucus (BFSC) expressed their
"unqualified support" for Frank
Brown, dean of the School of Edu
cation, in a statement issued March
The statement, signed by Vice
Chancellor Harold Wallace, also calls
for an end to "personal attacks"
against Brown's leadership in the
School of Education.
The statement comes as a result of
a recent controversy over Brown's
performance as dean of the School
At an education school faculty
meeting held Feb. 24, Brown was
criticized for lack of leadership in
responding to recent recommenda
tions to close down several of the
school's academic programs.
Durham minister Lorenzo Lynch
responded to those charges in a letter
supporting Brown and charging the
University with creating an atmos
phere of racism.
According to the BSFC statement,
the controversy has led to "what
appears to be an unprecedented
public attack upon the the leadership
of an incumbent dean at the
The statement also calls upon
education faculty members and the
University community to resist "sim
plistic solutions" and "focus on the
real issues facing the School of
Brown was unavailable for com
Wallace said Monday that BFSC
members asked him to write the letter
in support of Brown at the group's
last meeting March 2. Wallace is
chairman of the group, which is
composed of black administrators,
professors and office workers.
The group issued the statement of
support because a small group of
people has been vocal in its criticism
of Brown, Wallace said. The BSFC
wanted to show the other side of the
picture, he said.
"We felt it was necessary for other
voices to be raised," Wallace said.
The statement recounts Brown's
career and lists 20 of his major
accomplishments, saying he has
shown "strong, bold and creative
The accomplishments listed
include securing almost $1 million in
funding to establish four computer
laboratories, developing the state's
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The Pit was less crowded than usual for the 1 p.m. class break
Monday afternoon. On the first day of classes after Spring Break,
many students chose to bypass Davis Library, perhaps hoping to
relax just one more day.
Official piredncfe irise In UNC admissoomis applcatoomis
By LYDIAN BERNHARDT
Applications to UNC are expected
to increase by about 1 1 percent from
last year, and the competition will be
stiffer for both in-state and out-of-state
applicants, said Tony Strick
land, associate director of undergrad
Applications from North Carolina
residents have increased 6 percent,
and applications from out-of-state
residents are up 15 percent compared
to March 1987, he said.
UNC received a total of 15,289
applications last year, and admissions
officials are expecting 17,000 appli
cations this year. Applications are up
at all institutions in the UNC system,
The greater number of applications
does not necessarily mean more
students will enroll at UNC, he said.
The increase does mean admissions
officials will use higher standards to
screen applicants, and the competi
tion to be admitted will be stiffer.
Last year, 6,648 North Carolina
residents applied for admission to the
University, but officials are expecting
in-state applications to exceed 7,000
this year, Strickland said.
Out-of-state applicants last year
totaled 8,641, and that number will
probably rise to about 10,000 this
year, he said.
Although competition for out-of-state
applicants is more intense than
for in-state applicants, out-of-staters
are not necessarily higher quality
students, Strickland said.
"Out-of-state admissions standards
are extremely high, but they are
balanced by a larger number of
equally qualified state residents,", he
About 800 of the out-of-state
applicants and 3,800 of the in-state
applicants will be admitted, Strick
Minority students should comprise
10.2 percent of the entering freshman
class, according to a non-binding goal
set by admissions officials. The
number of applications from minor
ity students has increased since last
year, Strickland said.
The success of efforts to encourage
minority enrollment cannot be deter
mined by the percentage of minority
students in the freshman class alone,
Strickland said. Enrollment in grad
uate and professional schools and
overall University enrollment should
also be considered, he said.
The freshman class admitted this
year will probably be about 59
percent female, as it has been for more
than six years, Strickland said. But
the high percentage of females
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UNC provost y p for post
at Tennessee ooaversitty
By JENNY CLONINGER
UNC Provost Samuel William
son is one of eight finalists for
president of the University of the
South in Sewanee, Tenn.
Williamson visited the Univer
sity of the South on March 8-9 to
meet with several groups and
committees representing the uni
versity's staff, faculty and commun
ity, Clay Scott, assistant director
of public relations at the University
of the South, said Monday.
Williamson declined to com
ment Monday evening on his
standing in the university's search
Williamson's name was the first
to be released to the public because
he was the first candidate to visit
Sewanee, Scott said.
Other candidates are expected to
visit the campus, but Scott said the
school's Spring Break will cause a
temporary delay in visitations.
The university's search commit
tee narrowed its search to eight
finalists out of 204 applicants, Scott
said. The committee will present its
final recommendation to the Uni
versity of the South's Board of
Trustees at the board's May 5
meeting, he said.
The search committee chairman
is Manning Pattillo, president of
Oglethorpe University in Atlanta,
Ga., and an alumnus of the Uni
versity of the South, Scott said.
The University of the South is
a small liberal arts college and is
affiliated with the Episcopal
Church. The university was
founded in 1857, Scott said. The
town of Sewanee is located on the
Cumberland Plateau, between
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Student Congress sets deadline
for groups' funding requests
Officials propose free Chapel Hill-Carrboro bus
By BILL HILDEBOLT
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Down
town Commission has proposed the
creation of a free shuttle to run
between the downtown areas of
Carrboro and Chapel Hill.
The commission, which has repre
sentatives from the Chapel Hill Town
Council, Carrboro Board of Alder
men and merchants from both cities,
has already had a three-month trial
run of the project approved by the
town council and the board of
aldermen for this fall.
Carrboro City Manager Bob Mor
gan, a member of the commission,
said, "The idea came mainly from
merchants in Chapel Hill. We're
hoping to tie the two downtowns
together for eating and shopping."
The shuttle system would have
many advantages, Morgan said. It
would encourage more people to take
the bus to work, because they could
still go out to lunch and run errands,
"This would help decrease the
parking problems in both cities,"
Morgan said. "It would also get more
businesses to move downtown,
because the more accessible the
downtown is, the more businesses will
want to move there."
Wade DeGraffenreidt, owner of
Sparky's Car Wash and a member
of the commission, said, "I'm hoping
it will increase family shopping and
help revitalize downtown Carrboro."
Chapel Hill Transportation Direc
tor Bob Godding said the shuttle
would probably run between 11:30
a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays between
Henderson Street and Carr Mill Mall,
although all plans are tentative at this
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By MARK SHAVER
Campus organizations seeking
funding from the Student Congress
during this spring's budget process
have until March 24 to submit their
Last year the Black Student Move
ment missed the deadline and the
Carolina Symposium had not been
officially recognized by the Univer
sity, and were therefore ineligible to
receive funds from the congress
through the regular budget process.
Requirements for receiving alloca
tions include University recognition
and submitting the organization's
bylaws with a statement of non
discrimination. The Student Congress will allocate
about $200,000 to student organiza
tions this year, said Bobby Ferris,
Finance Committee chairman.
The money comes from student
fees. Last year, about 30 organiza
tions received allocations ranging
from $200 to more than $30,000,
Student Congress officials will hold
an orientation meeting March 17 at
4 p.m. in Gerrard Hall to explain
procedures the organizations must
follow to receive funds.
Organizations must closely follow
the procedures to ensure that they will
be eligible for funding, said Neil
Riemann, last year's Finance Com
mittee chairman and current Student
"If you do something wrong you
don't get to fix it after the deadline,"
Theoretically, every organization
has an equal chance to be funded,
of the Student Congress
Fiscal Year 1988-1989 Budget Process
Date Time Event
Mar. 14 Budget Request Forms and Characterization
Mar. 17 4 p.m. Organizational Orientation
Mar. 24 5 p.m. Budget Request Forms and Characterization
Mar. 25 Treasurer's Budget Review Committee
Mar. 27 4 p.m. Random Public Drawing
Mar. 28 5 p.m. Data on Organizations Available to Finance
Mar. 30 Budget Hearings Commence
April 6 7 p.m. Congressional Orientation Session
April 13 Budget Hearings End
April 15 9 a.m. Annual Budget Bill Available to Congress
April 17 9 a.m. Final Budget Hearing Before the Full
but in practice those organizations
that appear before the finance com
mittee first tend to receive more
generous allocations, Riemann said.
Organizations seeking funding
appear before the Finance Committee
in an order determined by a random
public drawing to be held March 27.
The organizations must explain
and justify their requests to the
committee, which then presents a
recommendation to the congress. The
congress approves the final budget.
The organizations usually ask for
more money than is available, and
so budget requests must be cut back,
Those organizations which are
considered last tend to have their
requests cut the most, because by then
the committee has a better idea of
what it must do to stay within the
budget limit, he said.
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. John Gunther