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Volume 96, Issue 12
Minority students protest planned
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Robeson County racial tension
still pervasive, speaker says
By LAURA MAYFIELD
Until whites, blacks and Indians
in Robeson County achieve a
mutual respect, every issue there
will be racially based, Julian Pierce,
director of Lumbee River Legal
Services and a candidate for Super
ior Court in Robeson County, told
15 people in the Student Union
"There is an attitude problem,
a racial problem even within the
courthouse. The tension problem
in Robeson County is as bad as
it has been in 20 years and is forcing
us to move back when we could
be progressing forward," Pierce
Pierce, an American Indian and
Robeson County native, is a
member of the ad hoc committee
investigating the treatment of
Indians by the state judicial sys
tems. The "Report on the Treat
ment of Indians by the Criminal
Parking situation addressed at
By JACKIE DOUGLAS
Parking officials, students and
faculty met Tuesday afternoon in
Wilson Hall to discuss options
concerning parking deck construc
tion and to address problems with the
Gene Swecker, associate vice chan
cellor for facilities management, said
the series of meetings are a result of
Chancellor Christopher Fordham's
postponement of the construction of
the proposed Craige parking deck.
The meetings are designed to get
suggestions from UNC faculty, stu
dents and staff about the parking
situation, Swecker said.
"We don't claim to have all the
answers," he said. "Parking is a very
Two finalists for chancellor post revealed
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
The leaders of two private northern
universities, including a North Carol
ina native, are the finalists for the
UNC chancellor position, according
to Associated Press reports.
Charlotte native Paul Hardin,
president of Drew University in
Madison, N.J., and Jay Oliva, chan
cellor of New York University, are
the leading candidates for the
The names of the two candidates
were submitted by the UNC Board
of Trustees to UNC-system President
CD. Spangler Friday at a special
Spangler is expected to decide
between the two candidates and
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changes in the Office of Student Counseling at South Building Tuesday
Justice System" studied the
and sentencing records of
complex problem and suggestions
from students and faculty affected by
parking will be very helpful."
Mary Clayton, director of trans
portation, said representatives from
all aspects of the University make up
the parking advisory committee,
which has discussed zone and price
changes, fines, citations and the
permits allocated to each zone this
"It's important for students and
faculty to realize they do have a voice
on this committee," she said.
Swecker said Fordham postponed
construction of the Craige parking
deck because the project lacked
adequate funding sources.
"The chancellor suggested that we
seek a sound financial plan and
submit a finalist to the UNC-system
Board of Governors. But he could
reject both nominees and order the
committee to begin the search again.
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
announced his retirement at a BOT
meeting in August. A 14-member
search committee has been reviewing
candidates for the position since
Hardin, 56, was born in Charlotte
and graduated from Duke University.
After teaching at Duke for several
years, he served as president of
Wofford College in Spartanburg,
S.C., and Southern Methodist
He became the president of Drew
University, a liberal arts college with
2,200 students, in 1975.
awful to reflect
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, March 23, 1988
ican Indians in the 10 N.C. counties
with an Indian population of over
The committee was formed in
reaction to black and Indian
uproar after a young, unarmed
Indian male was killed by a deputy
sheriff in Robeson County.
The report dealt with arrests and
convictions for five major crimes
and was not race-specific.
"I was surprised at how little
disparate the treatment actually
was," Pierce said.
But he would like to see more
data on pre-trial detention because
it holds a greater chance for
mistreatment than other areas,
Pierce said. A new report should
investigate the number of crimes
charged upon arrest and the
amount of bail, he said. In
addition, the attitude and racial
problems within the county judicial
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refused our option of raising parking
permit prices to finance the construc
tion of the parking deck," he said.
Swecker said officials have con
sidered building a parking lot near
the Bell Tower, but that the location
could cause many problems, such as
increased traffic congestion. Con
struction costs and time are also
disadvantages, he said.
Mary Fedash, an employee of the
pharmacy school, said the depart
ments on campus did not follow the
parking policy when she transferred
from one department to another.
"The previous department I
worked in demanded that I turn in
my parking permit, which I later
found out wasn't required," she said.
"The department wouldn't give me
Hardin declined to comment on his
A student at Drew University, who
asked not to be identified, told The
Daily Tar Heel on Tuesday that
Hardin has recently come under fire
from students for being out of touch
with their needs.
Hardin and other administrators
have been blamed for serious prob
lems with living conditions on cam
pus, the student said.
Also, students have criticized.
Hardin for not getting to know
students as well as they feel he should,
the source said.
These complaints surfaced for the
first time this year, the student said.
"This year, he seems to be out of
touch," the student said. "A lot of
that what people say of us is
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By BRIAN McCOLLUM
More than 400 students gathered
Tuesday on the steps of South
Building in an emotional protest
against the administration's restruc
turing of the Office of Student
Kenneth Perry, Black Student
Movement president, directed ques
tions about the restructuring to UNC
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
and Gillian Cell, dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, who came out
on the steps to respond.
Perry held a press conference
March 2 to express concern about
statistics showing that five-year
minority graduation rates were 20 to
30 percentage points lower than those
for white students.
He said Thursday that if he did
not receive a response to these
concerns from the administration by
5 p.m. last Friday, he would hold an
Middle East conflict
Long-standing disagreements over territory
fuel hostility between Israelis and Palestinians
By AMY WINSLOW
Assistant State and National Editor
More than two decades of conflict,
violence and deeply-rooted anger
mark the embattled relationship
between the Israeli and Palestinian
peoples, as frustration with territorial
disagreements grows, say experts on
the Middle Eastern situation.
"The roots (of the conflict) have
usually been characterized as two
people desiring one land," said UNC
history Professor Herbert Bodman.
"The land is claimed by two different
people one of whom has power
behind them and the other does not."
Political and human rights issues
have also surfaced recently because
of the violent reactions to the Israeli
occupation of the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, said Joseph Kechichian,
associate scholar in residency at the
Woodrow Wilson Department of
Government and Foreign Affairs at
the University of Virginia.
back my parking permit.
"I think either no one knows what
the parking rules are or the depart
ments aren't adhering to the parking
policy," Fedash said.
Jeff Beam, library technical assist
ant, asked if employees of other
universities have to pay for parking.
Swecker said parking decks built
at N.C. State University and Appal
achian State University were financed
by parking permit fees.
Clayton added that UNC offers
free transportation from parking lots
"UNC is one of the few universities
that offers free transit access to people
who park in remote areas," she said.
"Other universities require that
people pay for both."
students feel he's an effective leader
in bringing in money, but that he's
not present at enough student activ
ities or functions to communicate
Oliva, 54, was born in Walden,
N.Y., and received degrees from
Manhattan College, Syracuse Uni
versity and the University of Paris.
New York University, with about
33,000 students, is one of the largest
private universities in the country.
Efforts to reach Oliva for comment
Tuesday were unsuccessful.
An NYU student said Tuesday that
Oliva is very highly regarded among
"He's been terrific," said the
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emergency general body meeting of
the BSM and move into "phase three"
of the protest.
Because he did receive some
response but said it was "inadequate,"
an emergency general body meeting
was held Monday night, and
members decided to hold a meeting
with Fordham and Cell Tuesday.
After the January resignation of
Associate Dean Hayden Renwick,
who led the Office of Student Coun
seling, a number of student represen
tatives from campus groups, includ
ing Black Women United, the
Carolina Indian Circle, the Black
Greek Council and the BSM, met
with Cell as "a committee of students"
to present her with a list of their
concerns, which includes requests
B The committee be given formal
recognition and then hold weekly or
bi-weekly meetings until decisions are
"The roots of the conflict are
because of the Palestinian perception
of denial of rights," said Kechichian,
but the focus has since shifted to a
more political angle.
Laurie Brand, author of the forth
coming book, "Palestinians in the
Arab World: Institution-Building
and the Search for State," agrees that
the conflict is largely political.
"The Palestinians have lived in a
state of limbo," Brand said. "The
long-term factors have to do with
what Palestinians see as a gradual
encroachment on their land, but the
immediate triggers are a deteriorating
political situation and an abuse of
But the basic premise lies in Israel's
right to exist in a land with safe and
secure borders, said Ira Gissen,
Junior guard Jeff Lebo psychs up fans at Carolina Fever's pep
rally for the UNC basketball team Tuesday night in Great Hall.
There be direct communication
between the head of the Office of
Student Counseling and Cell.
The Office of Student Counsel
ing be kept independent of other
B Input come from the committee
on any plans to replace Renwick.
b Input come from the committee
on any plans to restructure the Office
of Student Counseling.
Cell presented a proposal to the
Faculty Council last week that called
for restructuring the office. Under her
proposal, the office would operate
under Elson Floyd, associate dean for
academic services in the General
College. The proposal eliminated the
associate dean position that had been
held by Renwick.
In its place, the position of office
director would be created, to be filled
by an assistant dean under Floyd.
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regional director of the Anti
Defamation League, a Jewish organ
ization that uses paid and volunteer
lawyers to represent discrimination
cases across the nation.
"There are a number of causes (of
the lighting)," said Gissen. "One is
Israel's overwhelming need for secur
ity. It has been attacked a number
of times by its Arab neighbors."
And because both sides have such
persuasive arguments, Kechichian
said, negotiations have never been
Bodman said the two groups
cannot negotiate because of a "depth
of feeling, an unwillingness to accept
a partial loaf and a confidence on the
part of each side that they will
ultimately win if they hold out. .
"In the near future, I see. no
solutions," he said. "Both sides are
adamant in their positions."
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