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Volume 97, Issue 58
Wednesday, September 27, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Staff Writer
Plans arc already under way for the
16-month observance of the
University's bicentennial, William
Massey, bicentennial observance di
rector, said Monday.
The celebration will last from Oct.
12, 1993 to Feb. 12, 1995. The first
bicentennial date recognizes when the
cornerstone was laid for Old East and
the second represents the 200th anni
versary of the enrollment of Hinton
James, the first UNC student.
Earlier this year in Fayetteville, the
signing of the UNC charter was distin
guished as part of North Carolina's
200th anniversary of signing the U.S.
Massey elaborated on some of the
activities planned for the University's
bicentennial observance.
"There will be a large number of
Staff Writer
A resolution supporting a woman's
right to have a legal abortion was intro
duced by congress member Jeffrey Beall
(Dist. 7) and will be voted on by Stu
dent Congress today.
John Lomax, speaker pro tempore,
explained that the July Supreme Court
decision of Webster vs. Reproduction
Services did not overturn the earlier
Roe vs. Wade case legalizing abortion,
but it turned the decision back over to
the states. The N.C. General Assembly
will address this issue in the spring of
Republican members of the assem
bly probably will introduce bills to
curtail a woman's right to have an
abortion, Lomax said. This gives it
relevance to the students of North
Carolina, he said.
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Staff Writer
Sororities and fraternities, as well as
several other campus organizations,
have contributed to the relief efforts for
those hit hardest by Hurricane Hugo.
. Some groups decided to raise money
and collect food, while others worked
directly with the victims.
Martha Culp, president of Chi Omega
sorority, said some volunteers from her
sorority went to Chapel Hill Senior
High School (CHHS) on Friday to help
the Red Cross serve breakfast.
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observe a mockingbird Tuesday afternoon as part of a class project.
"There will be a large number of programs, activities, con
certs, national and international symposiums, books, publi
cations, and forums that will be produced between Oct. 12,
1993 and Feb. 12, 1995."
William Massey, bicentennial observance director
programs, activities, concerts, national
and international symposiums, books,
publications, and forums that will be
produced between Oct. 12, 1993 and
Feb. 12, 1995," he said.
"Some of these will be large scale
public events. Those are the things that
will be directed and planned for large
scale numbers of people."
The Bicentennial Committee will
organize special programs for school debate abortiomi
Beall claims the resolution as his
idea, and he said it was necessary for
the congress to take a stand on this issue
because it affected so many people.
Abortion is an individual right that
must be protected, Beall said. If women
were denied the right to have an abor
tion, the decision would snowball, and
other rights would be denied to the
people, he said.
The resolution has a good chance of
passing, Beall said, but he added that he
was unsure of the reaction it would
elicit from the student body.
"It's hard to predict how people will
react to it," he said. "I hope it's positive
because this is to help people espe
cially women. And the majority of this
campus is women."
Jurgen Buchenau (Dist. 3), said the
abortion issue especially affected
younger women. The environmental
"We are also in the process of send
ing canned food to Charleston. At least
it feels like we're making an effort,"
said Culp. The food that is collected
will be sent to the Charleston chapter of
Chi Omega.
Leanne Donohue, president of Al
pha Chi Omega sorority, also said she
asked members to go to CHHS to help
the Red Cross serve food.
Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority is also
lending support to the relief efforts.
One member, Suzanne Hilser, said
money and non-perishable foods were
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students and create exhibits on the
University to be distributed around the
state via a system in which UNC coop
erates with other in-state institutions.
An official seal for the observance
was completed in January. The seal
features the likeness of an 1814 paper
cutting done by 16-year-old Frances
Hooper. It depicts the white silhouettes
of a tiny Bell Tower, South Building
and three nearby trees against a black
factors affecting college women make
pro-choice the viable answer to the
abortion issue, he said.
"Female students are mostly single,
trying to finish school, without a lot of
money, and most without a lot of sup
port from their parents."
Discussion of the abortion issue is
dominated by older Supreme Court
members and politicians. "Student
Congress is a body made up of young
people of childbearing age," Buchenau
said. "This makes it especially perti
nent. "It's important that we, as Student
Congress of a major university of the
state, let the general assembly know
that we don't want them tinkering with
them (the current N.C. abortion laws)."
Students on both sides of the abor
tion issue said they felt the proposed
resolution supported too general a
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being collected during both chapter
meetings and pledge meetings.
Chip Holmes, Chi Phi president, said
his fraternity would discuss plans for
contributions at its next chapter meet
ing. "We haven't discussed the specif
ics yet. The damage caused by the
hurricane really made us think about
The Campus Y Habitat for Human
ity Committee has been discussing plans '
for helping hurricane victims rebuild
their homes, said Jamie Brigman,
committee chairman.
Interim N.C
Staff Writer.
Dr. Larry Monteith, dean of the
College of Engineering at N.C. State
University, was named interim chan
cellor of the school last Friday by UNC
system President CD. Spangler.
Monteith, a 1 960 graduate of NCSU,
has been on the faculty since 1965 and
has been dean of the College of Engi
neering since 1978, said Rosalind Reid,
assistant director of information serv
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Staff Writer
N.C. State University Chancellor
Bruce Poulton accused the UNC Board
of Governors (BOG) of unnecessary
interference in N.C. State University's
(NCSU) athletic program in letters he
sent to UNC-system President CD.
In the letters, which were sent anony
mously to The News and Observer and
published, Poulton listed several ways
in which he felt BOG Chairman Robert
"Roddy" Jones had improperly inter
fered with athletic affairs on campus.
Poulton said Jones had:
called NCSU basketball coach Jim
Valvano on Aug. 24, the day before
Spangler reported on the the Poole
Commission's report investigating the
basketball program, and said he should
not be concerned about actions that
The purpose of these projects is to
focus on the UNC's contemporary status
and plan where the school is headed in
its third century, Massey said. The
events are designed not only for UNC
students and faculty and their families,
but also for the local community and
neighboring cities.
"We're going to take Chapel Hill on
the road," he said. '
"Abortion is a divided enough issue
that for Student Congress to say that
UNC supports this isn't really fair,"
said Lisa Angel, Inter Varsity Christian
Fellowship member.
"It's not like state politics where you
know the candidates' positions. I didn't
vote for my representative because I
knew her position on abortion. The
abortion issue is something that's so
important that we would want to have a
voice in that."
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is
committed not only to saving the baby,
but also to taking care of the mother and
meeting her needs, said Michael Law
rence, InterVarsity Campus staff
member and member of the UNC
Chaplin's Association.
See ABORTION, page 6
"We've been in touch with the na
tional organization. We need a large
group of people to afford to buy the
materials needed."
Deidre Fitzpatrick, president of Phi
Mu sorority, said many of the women
in her sorority were from the Charlotte
area. "We are not doing anything or
ganized, but we are helping each other."
Members of Phi Gamma Delta fra
ternity helped some people who con
tacted them move their belongings and
board up their houses, said Sam
Simpson, a fraternity member.
ices at NCSU.
He replaces NCSU Chancellor Bruce
Poulton, who resigned following alle
gations of wrongdoing in the
university's men's basketball program.
Reaction at NCSU to Spangler's
appointment of Monteith has been
"I think it's a good choice for us,",
said Raymond Long, chairman of the
NCSU Faculty Senate. "I have a lot of
respect for him."
might be taken by the BOG because he
would be "protected." In the letter,
Poulton said the message had been left
on Valvano's answering machine;
offered to let Valvano review the
Poole Commission report before Span
gler released its findings publicly;
called a meeting with Valvano and
athletic officials from East Carolina
University (ECU) to discuss the rein
statement of football competition be
tween the two schools. According to
ECU Sports Information Director
Charles Bloom, there have been dis
cussions on the renewal of the series,
but he did not know when they oc
curred or who was involved. Athletic
Director Dave Hart said he had not
spoken with Valvano since July;
heard often from a BOG member
who insisted on receiving free tickets to
football games, complimentary passes
The observance will spread to other
N.C. communities and also reach any
other cities where there are "major
pockets of alumni," Massey said.
Because UNC was the first state
university in the country to open its
doors, when the University celebrates
its bicentennial, it is also celebrating
the bicentennial of a method of public
education, he said.
Faculty members, students and
alumni have been the main source of
observance ideas, and the bicentennial
committee's primary goal is to choose
the best ones, Massey said. "We proba
bly have received in excess of 300
suggestions for bicentennial programs."
The bicentennial committee has also
enlisted the aid of departments for the
observance, Massey said. "Many de
partments and units of the university, in
academic and health affairs, will be
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Jack Brooks of Pittsboro checks the temperature of a pig for a
Carmichael Residence Hall pig-picking Tuesday afternoon.
chancellor named
William Burns, a trustee and chair
man of the committee searching for a
permanent replacement, agreed and said
he was especially pleased the interim
chancellor would be someone from
inside NCSU.
"It's a very happy choice," he said in
a telephone interview. "He (Monteith)
has established that school as one of the
outstanding engineering schools in the
Student reaction to Monteith's ap-
and tickets to the pre-game buffet.
Poulton, Jones and Valvano could
not be reached for comment on the
accusations. Libby Frederick, adminis
trative assistant to Valvano, said he had
made no comment but said she was
certain he was aware of the letters dated
Aug. 30 and Sept. 6.
In the Sept. 6 letter, Poulton said he
learned of the message on Valvano's
machine from Student Body President
Brian Nixon. Nixon and Senate Presi
dent Brooks Raiford were meeting with
the coach when the call came.
"The chancellor is reasonably upset
and has reason to ask these questions,"
Nixon said. "As for what I said to the
chancellor, he took it a little to the
"My No. 1 duty is to report student
concerns to the chancellor, and this is
something I felt he needed to know."
encouraged to, on their own or with
another department, sponsor a bicen
tennial program that showcases some
thing that is special or unique to that
According to Robert Sweeney, asso
ciate vice chancellor for development,
the actual fund-raising campaign for
the bicentennial observance has not
begun, but general fund contributions,
some in the six- and seven-figure range,
have been steady.
"We'll have the largest single year
for philanthropy in the history of the
University," Sweeney said, noting that
methods for gathering funds included
personal and phone solicitation.
A $240,000 budget, set up by former
Chancellor Christopher Fordham, has
been allotted for the salaries and office
upkeep for the bicentennial committee
this year.
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pointment has also been good, said
Brian Nixon, student body president at
"A lot of people really like Monteith.
Students like him. We're happy."
Nixon said he and several other stu
dent leaders had interviewed potential
interim chancellors and had sent a list
of preferences to Spangler. Nixon added
he and Spangler had spoken on the
phone about the interim chancellor.
Monteith's name was one of the top
three candidates on the student list,
See CHANCELLOR, page 3
Hazing hazards
Panhellenic Council zeros in
on hazing at UNC 4
Focus on women at UNC
In and out of class, UNC
women make the grade 5
The raw and the cooked
Fine Young Cannibals to per
form at Duke 6
Adding it up
Junior Derek Missimo is soc
cer career points leader ....7
University news 4
Sports 7
Classifieds 8
Comics 9
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