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By MYRON B. PITTS
- A petition proposing a new location
for the Student Recreation Center (SRC)
is now being circulated by some mem
bers of the physical education faculty.
;According to members of the
department's faculty, associate physi
cal education professor John Silva ini
tiated the petition, which suggests an
alternative SRC location to the one
endorsed by the Carolina Athletic
Efforts to reach Silva for comment
Tuesday were unsuccessful. But Stu
dent Congress member Jeffrey Beall
(Dist. 7) has scheduled a press confer
ence about the SRC location today at 2
p.m. in the Fetzer courtyard.
The CAA supports a proposal to
locate the SRC in the courtyard of Fet
zer Gymnasium, a decision that was
approved by physical education fac
ulty 7-4 with two abstentions Sept. 13.
jiThe circulated petition introduces
By JUDY DORE
I Students who oppose the. tuition
increases passed by the N.C. General
Assembly in August will get a chance
to voice their opinions in a rally today
at noon on the steps of Wilson Library.
Student Body President Brien Le
wis has planned the rally in response to
tuition increases of 20 percent for in
state students and 15 percent for out-of-state
students. The increases were
made with no student representation in
the decision, said Joe Andronaco, stu
dent body vice president.
Because students were given such
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By MARK ANDERSON
Accusations of academic miscon
duct among athletes in the UNC
system have been so intense lately
that both the system's president and
the NCAA found it necessary to
investigate. But one athletic program
has been conspicuously absent: the
Tar Heels of Chapel Hill.
In fact, UNC had a school-record
169 athletes named to the 1988-89
All-ACC Honor Roll and was one of
12 schools nationwide to receive the
College Football Association's Hon
orable Mention Award for graduat
ing at least 70 percent of its freshman
football class of 1983.
This stems partly from the aca
demic commitment of Athletic Di
rector John Swof ford and the coach
ing staff, along with the money put
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the possibility of locating the SRC
behind Fetzer near the outdoor pool.
This would, according to the petition,
prevent the relocation of trees.
John Billing, chairman of the physi
cal education department, said he had
not seen the petition, and added that it
was not sponsored by the department.
"I think the courtyard at Fetzer is the
most logical location."
Billing also said physical education
teaching assistants were talking to their
classes about the petition.
"We asked them not to use class time
for that," he said.
Christina Nifong, a student who
received the petition in a tennis class,
said her teaching assistant told her the
physical education department wanted
the SRC to be located elsewhere. She
was told that a new location would
prevent the courtyard from being re
vamped, thereby saving money which
could be used for the addition of
restrooms and showers, facilities the
short notice of the hike, many students
in need of financial aid had little time to
make arrangements, Lewis said. "The
rally gives students the chance to wave
a few signs to say they're not happy."
In addition to the General Assembly,
the rally is targeted at the taxpayers of
North Carolina to make them aware of
the rises in tuition, Lewis said.
Students are another audience the
rally hopes to reach, he said. To make
the students conscious of the fact that
tuition is being raised, several mem
bers of student government will speak
at the rally, including Lewis; Gene
Davis, Student Congress speaker and
into academic resources. Topping that
list of resources is the Student-Athlete
Development Center, located at the east
end of Kenan Stadium.
"Right now, it's the best in the coun
try," said John Blanchard, director of .
athletic, academic affairs. "Other
schools come and look at what we've
"I think the most important service is
just that we exist in the manner we do,
as an excellent available resource. It
shows a commitment that academics
are important and that the athletic de
partment is willing to put a lot into
developing careers." -
The 10,000-square-foot facility
opened in October 1986 under the
watchful eyes of Swoffoxd, himself a '
; Morehead scholar, and Associate Ath
letic Director Paul Hoolahan, .
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SRC proposal does not include now.
Nifong was also told an alternative
location with the above facilities would
be independent of Fetzer and thus would
not have to adhere to Fetzer's hours.
"(I was told) it would be for the
students and would have nothing to do
with the other gymnasiums," she said.
' CAA President Lisa Frye said that
by distributing the petition now, Silva
was going through the proper channels
on the SRC location issue. But she also
defended the location next to Fetzer,
saying the site was ideal.
"When you consider the SRC was
meant to be an addition to Fetzer, the
site is perfect." Frye said the SRC's
proposed location would give it access
to Fetzer's bathroom and shower facili
ties. Frye also said the SRC would en
hance the overall appearance of the
Fetzer courtyard, disputing claims that
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president; and members of N.C. Cen
tral University's student government.
The student leaders will discuss the
background of the tuition hike; reintro
duce the Tuition Defense Initiative, a
six-point proposal of Lewis'; and tell
students how they can affect tuition
decisions, Lewis said.
"The students don't know all the
ramifications and details of the tuition
increase. The money goes to the gen
eral fund of the state, not to UNC, but
we are still being asked for more.
"The students don't realize that the
money is going into highways, a bas
Department of Athletics wanted a sign
of their long-term commitment to aca
demics," Blanchard said.
This "sign" houses 10 computers,
several study rooms, a language lab,
two conference rooms, seven tutorial
rooms, a large classroom that can be
divided into two smaller rooms and a
Although the auditorium has been
graced by guest speakers, such as the
Dallas Cowboys' Gil Brandt and Pitts
burgh Steelers Hall-of-Famer Mel
Blount, it is normally home to pro
grams in career counseling, media
contact and drug education, along with
the Freshman Orientation and Learn
ing Skills Program,
Freshmen are required to attend this
program eight times during their first
"It is meant as a complement to the
By SARAH CAGLE
If federal legislation to establish an
American Indian Museum is passed,
more Indian skeletal remains and arti
facts may be returned to tribes, and
Indian burial grounds will gain more
federal protection, said Frank Duch
eneaux, a government expert on Indian
Ducheneaux, a Cheyenne River
Sioux Indian, spoke in Hamilton Hall
Tuesday, replacing scheduled speaker
U.S. Rep. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(D-Col.), co-sponsor of the museum
bill. A last-minute extension of the
House session Tuesday forced
Campbell to miss the event sponsored
by the Carolina Indian Circle and the
N.C. Botanical Gardens.
"In the last 10 to 20 years there has
been a growing resentment (toward
museum officials) on the part of Indi
ans, particularly Indians who continue
to practice Indian religion and culture,"
said Ducheneaux, counsel on Indian
Affairs to the House Interior and Insu
lar Affairs Committee.
"I don't want to completely con
demn the museum and archaeological
community. Some believe sincerely that
their needs have to be balanced with
those of the American Indians.
"But museums have, perhaps with
out malicious intent, been insensitive
to American Indian religion and cul
ture." The establishment of the American
Indian Museum would give the federal
government greater control over more
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ketball arena and a business school we
didn't want," Lewis continued. "When
they are aware of this, it changes their
Lewis' Tuition Defense Initiative
(TDI) was designed to help students
deal with the increased cost of attend
ing a UNC-system school, Lewis said.
Included in the plan are the creation of
the Financial Aid Task Force, which is
working to make education available to
everyone and not just those who can
afford it, and the suggestion that any
tuition increase made by the General
Assembly take effect during the fol
lowing school year.
University's orientation," Blanchard
said "We want them to be familiar
with this building and its resources.
Then, we try to develop their skills in
areas like time and stress manage
, ment and essay writing." -
Freshmen are also required to spend
10 hours a week in study hall. For
uppexclassmen, the number of man
datory hours is on a graduated scale
according to grade point average, with
those over 2.3 having no require
ments. Although they are not being
forced to, many use the center any
way. "It's not perceived as only for those
who need help,' Blanchard said.
"People need these resources. It's not
just those who need a tutor or are in
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than 1 million artifacts, he .said. The
museum would be part of the Smith
sonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
The Smithsonian would acquire the
enormous George Heye Collection of
American Indian artifacts and skeletal
remains, which would be bound to
federal requests to return remains re
quested by tribes and individuals, he
"Imagine if the remains of President
(George) Washington were exhumed.
And even worse, if a museum put his
remains on display or conducted ex
periments on those remains. I think
there would be a wave of revulsion."
Not only have the sites been de
stroyed, but unnecessarily large
amounts of artifacts and remains have
been kept by museums, he said. The
Smithsonian already has 18,000 Indian
artifacts. "They don't need 18,000 and
they don't need to keep them forever."
Ducheneaux said not all American
Indians object to museum acquisition
of artifacts. "There may be Indian tribes
who would consent if asked, but no one
ever asked them."
And while the bill will help.resolve
the debates over skeletal remains be
tween American Indians and federally
funded museums, private museums and
state universities would not be subject
to federal control.
Passage of the bill would be encour
aging to these agencies, he said. "Indi
ans have accepted that they have to
compromise, and museums have ac
cepted that they have to compromise."
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Andronaco said, "It is important to
make sure that if the tuition is to be
raised in the future, the legislature
should keep in mind the hardships cre
ated for students hardships that are
not easily overcome."
Stephanie Ahlschwede, director of
communications for student govern
ment, called the rally "a physical sym
bol to show support on the campus for
the TDI. There is a problem and we
want to show we are concerned."
The student leaders are concerned
that the General Assembly raised tui
tion without consulting students, Davis
clear ethics code
By TERRI CANADAY
Following confusion concerning an
alleged conflict of interest, the Student
Congress will consider a new, clearer
ethics code Monday.
Two students, Scott Wilkins, a fresh
man from St. Louis, and Jimmy Burns,
a junior from Asheville, had planned to
circulate a petition calling for Rules
and Judiciary Committee Chairman
Mark Bibbs' recall, claiming he vio
lated the congress' ethics code by vot
ing Sept. 13 on budgets for the Black
Student Movement (BSM) and the N.C.
Student Legislature (NCSL), organiza
tions they believed he belonged to.
The students withdrew the petition
after discovering that although Bibbs
was a member of both groups last year,
he is no longer a member of either. The
congress also has no ethics code con
cerning conflicts of interest that Bibbs'
votes could have violated.
Jurgen Buchenau, Ethics Commit
tee chairman, said that the proposed
updated ethics code was not a direct
response to the Bibbs situation, but that
this case made the immediacy of the
The new. code would ensure more
decorum, fairness and impartiality in
the congress, he said. The present ar
ticle on congressional ethics, which
Buchenau said was insufficient and
incomplete, focuses on attendance,
verification of membership and the
separation of powers.
The new code will state that it is
unethical for members to vote on the
budget of a group that they belong to or
have belonged to, he said. If this rule is
broken, the code will call for censure,
dismissal or removal from a chairman
ship. Other congress members and stu
dents have said they supported the
adoption of a new congressional ethics
Gene Davis, Student Congress
speaker, said he encouraged the con
gress to clarify the code of ethics re
garding the Bibbs case.
Davis had called a meeting for to
night to clear the air in the congress
after the confusion concerning-Bibbs,
but later cancelled the meeting, saying
the confusion had been resolved.
Representative Mindy Friedman
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"It's hard to imagine anyone ignor-;
ing 150,000 people. But the General
Assembly seems to have done so time
and again. The 16 institutions are very
different; the students attending themj
are not. This increase affects each of
these student bodies." -
The aim of the tuition rally is not to
be disruptive, but to relay a construc
tive message that students are concerned
about future tuition changes, Ahl
Andronaco said he believed "there is
power in numbers, and not just student
leaders are upset."
(Dist. 12) said an ethical code could
have prevented a problem like Bibbs'.
"(Because Bibbs) is currently not a
member (of BSM), he felt there was
nothing unethical about voting on their
budget. There's no documentation
saying he can't. Perhaps I wouldn't
have done it, but I can't condemn him
Bibbs said Tuesday he had believed
Friedman to be involved in a conspir
acy against him, but now he realizes
she was not.
Burns said that the congress needed
an ethical code, but that students should
reserve the right to recall representa
tives. "Policing the congress about ethics
is an internal affair for the most part.
However, if congress cannot police
itself, the constituents have a right and
a responsibility to do something like a
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