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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 54
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By HELEN JONES
Subsidized day-care needs among
UNC students and staff far outweigh
what is actually available, according
to UNC child care officials and
UNC's newly-appointed child care
coordinator, Betty Boling, holds the
first staff position at UNC designed
solely to work with child care on a
permanent basis. Her first task will
be to evaluate child care needs among
faculty, staff and students and then
to make recommendations to admin
istration officials on program
options, she said.
to appeal verdict Jo
Honor Court case
By LYNN AINSWORTH
Five student protesters found
guilty of willfully interfering in the
conduct of the University by the
Undergraduate Honor Court Fri
day will appeal the verdict, accord
ing to defendant Graham .
"I think we were guilty until
proven innocent," Entwistle said.
"We never would have -been on
trial if we weren't the CI Action
Committee. I think we were
brought to Honor Court because
of our political content."
The defendants have 96 hours
from the time of sentencing to file
an appeal with the Judicial Pro
grams Officer, Jeff Cannon. The
case will then be referred to a
University hearings board.
The protesters were arrested
April 15 after demonstrating
inside the University Career Plan
ning and Placement Services
(UCPPS) office in Hanes Hall.
Members of the CIA Action
Committee (CIAAQ lay on the
floor of the office working area
and were arrested when they
refused to leave.
Entwistle, Steve Sullivan, Joey
Templeton, Kasey Jones and Lisa
House will be censured by the
University as a result of the guilty
verdict. Each student will receive
an official letter of reprimand, and
a notation will appear on their
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downtown Chapel Hill Sunday
the 17th annual Festifall. More
Boling will also work cooperatively
with Child Care Networks, a com
munity information and referral
service that is partially funded by the
University, to raise awareness on
child care presently available, she
"We want to encourage develop
ment of day-care services across the
community from which we draw our
employees and students," Boling said.
Possibilities for improving the
child care situation include building
a day-care center on campus or
broadening the present staff benefits
package to include day-care, but she
said she wouldn't set a time schedule
The guilty verdict sets a prece
dent for stifling student activism
on campus, the protesters said.
"Now anyone who is protesting
can be taken to Honor Court,"
House agreed. "I was extremely
disappointed with the guilty ver
dict," she said. "It did set a
precedent for future student acti
vism and expression on campus.
It affects all campus groups that
plan to protest, not just the CIA
Action Committee. It's a violation
of freedom of speech and freedom
But University officials said the
verdict would not affect future
"The (right to) protest ought
always be respected on this cam
pus," said Frederic Schroeder,
dean of students. "The history of
the University has upheld the
(right to) protest and should
continue to do so where that
protest doesn't interfere with other
Board of Trustees Chairman
Robert Eubanks agreed. "I don't
find that students are intimidated
by this kind of thing," he said. "We
are not discouraging students from
Sharon Wiatt, an associate
director of UCPPS who filed the
complaint against the protesters
with the Student Attorney
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Monday, October 3, 1988
than 150 exhibits filled Franklin and
until she had spent several months
researching the current situation and
establishing more specific goals.
One of her major efforts will be
to develop a source of funding for
future programs, Boling said.
"I can't think of any (University
wide) programs that aren't going to
cost any money," she said.
The University does not support
any child care programs directly,
Boling said. But UNC does provide
the building and some grounds
maintenance for Victory Village Day
Care Center, a privately owned,
student-oriented center that enrolls
about 65 children now and has about
By BETH RHEA
UNC teaching assistants (TAs) say
they're barely earning enough at their
jobs to make ends meet, but Univer
sity administrators insist that keeping
graduate teaching assistants paid well
is a priority.
"It certainly is a priority," said
Tomas Baer, director of graduate
sfudies in the chemistry department.
"We are in competition with the
University of Pennsylvania, Illinois,
Wisconsin and Georgia. If we were
to pay them less, we'd be in a much ,
worse position. We like to keep it
The chemistry department pays
TAs $900 a month for a full 15-hour
weekly workload, which includes
By HELLE NIELSEN
Two former UNC students were
arrested and charged with unlawful
entry Friday after they staged a mock
eviction of N.C. Sen. Jesse Helms
office to protest federal housing
budget cuts, U.S. Capitol police said.
Amy Thompson, 22, a 1988 UNC
graduate, and Jerry Jones, 21, who
did not return to the University this
fall for his senior year, entered Helms'
offices Friday 'morning along with
Boston lawyer Stewart Guernsey, 37.
They handed the office staff an
"eviction notice" and moved furniture
from the front office into the hallway
for almost half an hour before police
Through support for the Reagan
administration's cuts in federal hous
ing programs and "general unconcern
for the poor," Helms has been
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120 families on its waiting list.
Joel Segal, a third-year law stu
dent, lobbied the N.C General
Assembly on child care issues last
spring for the UNC Student Action
Members of the student lobbying
group were able to get legislators to
compromise on a bill to establish 30
pilot pre-school projects in N.C.
public schools that would pave the
way for University child care, Segal
"That was our first victory," he
SAU members will be sending
brochures on the child care issue to
about eight hours a week as a lab
assistant plus time spent grading labs
and exams.- The stipend is slightly
below the national average, Baer said.
"We're trying to catch up," he said.
"The budget (in the last few years)
hasn't been sufficient to meet the
This fall officials increased the
stipend $75, up from $825 last year.
Teaching assistants in the College
of Arts and Sciences are paid less.
The minimum stipend for TAs who
teach one three-hour course each
semester, set by the Committee on
Instructional Personnel, is $6,400 per
"The humanities and social scien
ces tend to pay the minimum," said
Henry Dearman, associate dean of
responsible for many citizens' evic
tions, Jones said in, a telephone
"We wanted to reduce the distance
between those who have a place to
lay their heads at night and those who
don't," he said.
The three housing activists work
with Community for Creative Non
violence (CCNV), which operates a
shelter serving 1,400 homeless daily
in Washington, D.C.
Helms stayed in his office while the
protest was taking place in the front
offices and had no comment on the
protest, press . secretary Barbara
The protest was unjustified, Luk
ens said, because a unanimous Senate
just re-authorized the McKinney Act,
which includes provisions for hous
ing, medical assistance and training
for the homeless.
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By AMY WAJDA
The Traffic and Parking Commit
tee recommended Friday that the
University eliminate on-campus res
ident sophomore parking.
While trying to reconcile parking
proposals created last spring with new
student' counterproposals, the com
mittee proposed that sophomore
, resident student parking be moved to
the P-3 Lot on Airport Road for
The committee also agreed to keep
the existing system for determining
hardship cases of sophomores who
would have a pressing need to park
The committee proposed studying
options which would place remaining
resident students in fringe lots on
campus and move faculty, staff and
commuter student parking closer to
campus buildings. x
The group also recommended
working to increase and improve
transit service to compensate for the
displaced parking spaces.
UI feel that under the circumstan
legislature representatives in about
two weeks, Segal said.
The student group plans to launch
a campaign to ask for accessible,
affordable, high quality child care for
every UNC student and staff worker
who wants it, he said.
Student lobbyists will meet with
University officials and lobby this
fall's session of the General Assembly,
Segal said, and he wants to have funds
allocated for a child care program by
the end of this semester.
"The child care issue is getting very,
very heated now," Segal said. "It's a
basic human right."
He said he hopes to convince
the graduate school. "The natural
sciences have considerably higher
stipends. They should be raised in all
departments but particularly in
departments where they're so low."
Bill Denni, who was a TA for two
years in comparative literature,
agreed. "I think they're pitiful," he
said. Denni said he took a full-time
job at Davis Library to pay his bills.
Baer said he was aware that TAs
in the humanities were paid substan
tially less than TAs in the natural
"I think it's a shame," he said. "If
they're not as high as what we pay, .
they should be. We couldn't operate
with any less."
Baer said department chairmen are
responsible for requesting increased
j esse Helms' office
The McKinney Act is a good but
inadequate emergency bill for the
homeless, and does not solve the
country's affordable housing crunch,
"We are talking housing, not
shelters," he said. "The reason there
are so many homeless is that there
is no housing because the federal
government stopped spending money
on housing." About 3 to 4 million
Americans are homeless, he added. .
During the Reagan administration,
the federal housing budget has been
cut by more than 75 percent more
than any other domestic budget
from an annual average of $30 billion
in the late 1970s to about $7 billion
Because housing programs allow
developers to turn federally subsid
ized housing over to the private
housing market when their contracts
ces, that was the best thing that could
have been done," Kelly Lindsley,
Student Government executive assist
ant for publicity and recruitment, said
after the meeting. The important
thing is that sophomores will be able
to get transportation out there and
that they will be able to get shuttle
service out there late at night."
Student Government will be spon
soring a petition drive in the Pit this
week from .10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday
through Friday. The petition will give
students a chance to show their,
support for efforts to protect students
parking privileges, Lindsley said. The
petition is a response to Committee .
Chairman Roger Lotchin's use of a
faculty petition to show faculty
support for the recommendations
compiled in the spring of this year.
The committee also passed recom
mendations concerning reserved
parking for the Educational Founda
tion, also known as the Rams Club; .
the relationship between University
facilities and parking; and the allo-
See PARKING page 3
Student Congress to contribute a
portion of student fees to help fund
some kind of child care program, such
as the expansion of the Victory
"We want the University to pay for
child care of students and University
workers," Segal said. "It's a very
Students should be concerned with
child care needs because many may
soon have children themselves and
will be confronted with the problem
of unaf ford able child care if a
program is not developed, Segal said.
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funding from Gillian Cell, the dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Cell must state the University's case
for increased funds to the General
Assembly, which determines the
amount of state financial support the
University receives, he said.
Ruth Sweeney, a graduate student
in comparative literature, said she
had never taught at UNC but had
"seen a lot" of what teaching assist
ants experience at UNC.
"IVe TA'd at other places, and I
know it's a lot better (at other
schools)," she said.
Sweeney said she had worked as
a teaching assistant at the University
of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic
See STIPEND page 7
expire, the programs don't assure
long-term affordability, Jones said.
"The federal government needs to
build housing that remains public and
affordable," he said. "Unless they
start now, at least another million
people will become homeless every
Helm supported housing budget
cuts because housing programs do
not accomplish their goals, Lukens
"Helms believes basically that if
you improve the economy, you
improve the purchasing power of
everybody," she said.
While incomes rose 7 percent
between 1981 and 1987, the average
price of homes increased 32 percent
in those years, according to the
National Association of Realtors.
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