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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 13
Thursday, March 24, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By BRIAN McCOLLUM
Gillian Cell, dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, has withdrawn
a proposal to restructure the Office
of Student Counseling. She said
Wednesday that the present organ
izational structure will be maintained.
In a letter sent to Kenneth Perry,
Black Student Movement (BSM)
president, Cell said a new associate
dean will be appointed to head the
office, replacing Hayden Renwick,
who retired in January.
More than 400 black students
gathered on the steps of South
Building on Tuesday to protest Cell's
original proposal, which would have
placed the office under Elson Floyd,
associate dean for academic services
in the General College. The position
held by Renwick would have been
Instead, the proposal created the
position of office director, to be filled
by an assistant dean under Floyd.
Donella Croslan, an assistant dean
in the General College, had been
asked by Cell to take that job.
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Student Congress approved the
appointments of the student attor
ney general and student body
treasurer at its meeting Wednesday
The congress also took two
separate actions concerning the
problem of rape and sexual assault
David Fountain, a junior from
Greensboro, is the new attorney
general and Felicia Mebane, a
junior from Siler City, is the new
student body treasurer.
Both were appointed by Student
Body President Kevin Martin and
had to be approved by congress.
Both appointments passed by
Fountain, who will succeed
Educator urges change in system
By LAURA BENNETT
; Education in the United States is
experiencing a severe crisis, partly
because of decreasing interest in the
system's problems, Floretta McKen
zie said in a speech Wednesday night
in Memorial Hall.
!-McKenzie, former superintendent
of public schools for the District of
Columbia, spoke as part of the
Carolina Symposium. She is now
president of The McKenzie Group,
an educational consulting firm.
! McKenzie said she is concerned
with the apparent decrease in the
nation's interest in education.
"Events have come together to
nullify progress and equity in edu
cation," she said.
A lack of emphasis on the impor
tance of education will result in a
decrease in motivation and opportun
ities for young Americans in the
future, she said.
"Far too many children will find
their horizons and opportunities
McKenzie spotlighted the prob
lems of minorities in education.
Minority populations are increas
ing, she said. The minority popula-
"Police Roundup" on March 22
incorrectly reported that Donald
Drew Frederick was a suspect in an
automobile vandalism incident. He is
not a suspect. Frederick reported the
During Tuesday's emotional rally,
angry students demanded that Cell
rescind her decision, claiming that her
proposal diminished the power of the
The office exists primarily as a
support service for minority students.
Students said they saw the restruc
turing of the office as an affront to
blacks on campus.
Perry told administrators Tuesday
that if the BSM received no response
to their objections before 5 p.m.
Friday, group members would hold
an emergency meeting to decide on
Perry said Wednesday he is very
happy with Cell's response, and called
it a victory for blacks at UNC. He
said he was sure administrators would
respond before Friday, though not as
promptly as they did.
"I think when you've got 400
students, and they're out there saying,
This is going to affect us,' it's kind
of hard not to listen," Perry said. "I
was confident we'd get what we
See PROPOSAL page 2
Doug Thomas as attorney general,
worked on the attorney general's
staff for the past two years and
served as an assistant attorney
general for the past year.
Mebane served as Residence
Hall Association treasurer for the
past year. She will succeed Jody
Beasley as treasurer.
Beasley spoke in support of
Mebane at the meeting. "I'm
confident shell do a good job and
that Kevin's made a good selec
tion," Beasley said.
Martin said he was pleased with
the selection of both Fountain and
"I'm looking forward to working
with both of them next year,"
Martin said. "Both have experience
working in their fields."
The congress also voted to
tions in the public schools of the
nation's largest states will number 50
percent or more in three years.
"Education for blacks, hispanics,
and other minorities is at a critical
Efforts to help minorities have been
uncoordinated and unorganized, she
crime to Chapei Hill police. Police
said Tuesday that they had no
suspects in the incident.
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amend the Code of Student Con
duct to change procedures for
hearing sexual assault cases in the
The proposal must now be
approved by the Faculty Council
and the chancellor.
Under the proposal, students
bringing sexual assault charges
before the Honor Court would be
guaranteed a closed hearing
because of the bill.
A hearing can now be open upon
the request of the defendant in any
Honor Court case.
The bill would also allow the
person bringing charges in a sexual
assault case to have a qualified
support person, such as a counse
lor, present at the hearing.
See CONGRESS page 5
Poverty and lack of opportunities
resulting from decreases in govern
mental educational funds contributed
to some of the educational problems
facing minorities. .
According to statistics provided by
McKenzie, 43 percent of the black
children and 40 percent of the
hispanic children in America live in
Many prospective minority stu
dents think there are no longer any
grant funds available for them to go
to school, she said.
"I believe the administration of this
country has helped us to believe we're
OK the way we are," she said. "Other
administrations have challenged us to
McKenzie also cited the impor
tance of the family's role in promoting
Parental involvement in their
children's educational activities
results in the student's improvement,
But education is not only the
responsibility of those with children,
she said; it is everyone's responsibil
ity, because results will affect the
"I believe very strongly that you
and I can end the problems of the
minority children and non-minority
children for a better future, and then
perhaps all of us in the country can
be saved," she said.
By HELEN JONES
Two UNC students were victims
of stranger rape in the Morehead
Planetarium area in February,
according to Kathleen Benzaquin, the
faculty adviser for the UNC Rape
However, Benzaquin said Tuesday
that many more rapes are not
reported, especially cases of date or
Tina Groover, community out
reach coordinator for the Orange
County Rape Crisis Center, said two
to three rape cases are reported to
the center each month.
Sgt. Ned Comar, of University
police, said the department receives
one to three rape reports each year.
Jane Cousins, Chapel Hill police
planner, said the department received
nine reports of rape in 1987.
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No rapes were reported this year
or last year on the North Carolina
State University campus, said Officer
Penny McCloud of N.C. State Uni
versity campus police. f
The rape crisis center's figures are
substantially higher because victims
feel intimidated about going to the
police, and because many people do
not realize date rape is a crime,
Both Comar and Cousins said the
majority of cases reported to police
are stranger rapes. Because few rapes
are reported to police, it is difficult
to tell if these numbers are accurate.
However, in a 1986 UNC School
of Journalism poll, 87 percent of the
respondents who said they had been
raped also said they knew their
assailant, Groover said. The poll was
published in the November
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People need to recognize that
forced sexual intercourse on a date
is rape, Benzaquin said.
Comar agreed. Sex without the
consent of both parties is a crime and
can be successfully prosecuted, he
Even if a person has had sex with
the aggressor before the rape, Comar
said, "You have a right tonight, this
minute, to say no."
Rape victims can file a full report
with police or only a blind report,
which does not include names and
cannot be acted upon by police.
Comar encouraged victims to
make full reports. "Police won't
ostracize them or make them feel
guilty," he said.
Comar said full reports are the
See RAPE page 3
By R.L INGLE
Student activism will play a de
cisive role in halting the implemen
tation of the Strategic Defense
Initiative (SDI), members of two
student activist groups told a crowd
of about 50 onlookers in the Pit
The National Student Movement
(NSM) and Students Taking Action
for Nuclear Disarmament (STAND)
joined forces to mark the fifth
anniversary of President Reagan's
original Star Wars speech by protest
ing the SDI program.
"The students are going to call for
an end to the research and develop
ment of Star Wars technology on this
campus," said Joel Segal, organizer
of the event and member of NSM.
"If the students want to see the
world get blown up, then they should
just watch MTV and order Domino's
pizzas," Segal said. "If they want to
reshape American foreign policy,
then we can do that.
"We have a civic responsibility to
alter this country's policies. We can't
just sit by and do nothing anymore."
Reagan's March 23, 1983 speech
launched the SDI program, which is
designed to research, find and employ
a means of rendering nuclear wea
pons obsolete. Its focus is a security
shield in space that destroys nuclear
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