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Volume 97, Issue 68
Thursday, October 12, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By NANCY WYKLE
After a long debate, Student Con
gress members Wednesday voted to
give Campus Y $800 to get former
Greenpeace member Richard Gross
man to speak during next month's
Human Rights Week.
Even though Student Congress has
traditionally funded speakers for
Human Rights Week, questions regard
ingGrossman'spolitical nature sparked
Hardin receives high
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By KATHERINE SNOW
The Chapel Hill Town Council
adopted an ordinance to lower the
speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph on
part of N.C. Highway 86 (Airport
Road) Tuesday night with no contro
versy. In August, council member David
Pasquini requested that the town study
the speed of cars traveling on N.C. 86
from where the road crosses Estes
Drive to Weaver Dairy Road.
The speed study found that 85
percent of the cars traveled at an
average of 42 mph. This led town
researchers to believe drivers were
not comfortable driving at the set
hands out fliers at Career Fair
OCC iunds for Human Rights Week
about an hour of discussion. Congress
is not permitted to fund political events.
Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis said the event was not of a politi
cal nature. "That (human rights) is
something that's a concern to all of us.
The intent of this bill is to help Human
Rights Weeks at Campus Y. It's saying
Student Congress supports what Hu
man Rights Week stands for."
The Finance Committee recom
mended giving $200 to fund the speaker.
Hardin, left, at his 1988 University
speed on Airport Road
speed of 45 mph.
"A number of accidents do happen
there," said Jane Cousins, police plan
ner of the Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment. "Speed doesn't usually cause
accidents, but it makes them worse."
Cousins said the police department
would give drivers a chance to adjust to
driving slower on Airport Road by
placing marked cars along the road.
"We won't go out there and give a
ton of tickets the first day the speed
changes, we just want people to take
notice and know to slow down," Cous
The council also passed an ordinance
to restrict the parking on Conner Road,
one block from Estes Drive.
the great temptations that min us;
By WILL SPEARS
Assistant University Editor
Visitors to UNC's Career Fair in
Great Hall Wednesday were greeted by
members of the CIA Action Commit
tee (CIAAC), who distributed fliers
and displayed a sign saying, "Subvert
democracy at home and abroad; join
The Central Intelligence Agency is
one of the organizations that partici
pated in the fair. The CIAAC wants to
make students aware of the CIA's ac
tivities, some of which group members
consider to be illegal and immoral, said
CIAAC member Joey Templeton.
"We're just trying to. make people
aware that the CIA is not involved in
solely Boy Scout activities."
CIAAC members scrapped plans to
protest inside Great Hall and instead
organized outside the doors. "We didn't
want to disrupt the fair," Templeton
said. "We decided to let the other groups
(participants in the fair) have their day."
Fliers distributed by the CIAAC
detailed potential acts of terrorism and
violations of U.S. policy. The fliers
said, "The CIA: It's not just a job ... it's
Some visitors to the fair said the CIA
had every right to participate. "I sup
port the CIA being here," said one
student who asked not to be identified.
'They're just like any other corpora
tion here. But it's not a million-dollar-a-year
job; it's your country."
Another student said he supported
the CIA's on-campus recruitment. "It's
a great job; it's a great place to work,"
he said, also requesting anonymity. "All
The amount chosen was based upon
funding for Phillip Agee, a speaker
during Human Rights Weeks last year,
said Donnie Esposito (Dist. 10), fi
nance committee chairman.
Campus Y asked congress to fund
the speaker fully this year, but last year
only asked for a partial amount of the
funds necessary, he said.
"I don't think this is the proper way
to address human rights," said Jeffrey
Beall (Dist. 7). "We're just a bunch of
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Residents asked the council to do
something about the cars owned by
people who work in the nearby of
fice buildings and park along Con
ner Road, because they said it made
the intersection unsafe.
Allison Betts of 203 Conner Road
said she had a wreck last year be
cause cars were parked along her
She said that a driver leaving one
of the office parking lots broadsided
her when that driver's view was
obstructed by cars parked on the side
of the road. "Obviously, I think it is
a great idea to keep cars from park
ing on the street."
they (CIAAC) want to do is disrupt.
They like to give people a hassle.
They're a bunch of jerks, and I prefer
not to get involved."
Group members realize that many
students paid little attention to the fliers
and the sign, CIAAC member Dale
McKinley said. "We're realistic about
this. The majority of students don't
want to hear about it. But maybe if we
, give out 300 or 400 (fliers), one-third of
the students will pay attention and not
consider themselves too patriotic to
Students attending the career fair
should not object to the CIAAC's pro
test, McKinley said. "They (students)
are here at an educational institution to
learn. I see no reason for fear in learn
ing about a potential employer. If we're
interviewing in something to do for a
lifetime, we should find out all we can."
Marcia Harris, director of Univer
sity Career Planning and Placement
Services, said the protest had no nega
tive effects on the fair. "I don't think it
made much of a difference one way or
the other. The CIA Action Committee
was merely expressing its views."
The CIA representative was busy
talking to interested students, Harris
"They increased students' awareness
of the CIA's presence on campus. It
(the protest) draws attention to the fact
that they (the CIA) are here with job
CIA personnel representative Henry
Seals, who represented the CIA at the
fair, said the protest had little effect. "I
wasn't even aware of it."
middle-class, bourgeois people with a
trendy subject. We're so far removed
Congress member Mindy Friedman
(Dist. 12) disagreed. "I don't under
stand how human rights are trendy or
The money would finance one part
of Human Rights Week, said Jill Gilbert
(Dist. 17). "I don't see a problem in
saying it's going to Richard Gross
man." st year of
By SARAH CAGLE
Today's University Day celebration
marks the first anniversary of Chancel
lor Paul Hardin's installation, and
administrators, faculty members, stu
dents and alumni in recent interviews
praised his leadership in and dedication
to a job that requires quite an adjust
ment. "He came in and learned so quickly,"
said Donald Boulton, vice chancellor
and dean of student affairs. "He has
made a real effort to visit all constitu
ents within the University."
Hardin, the former president of Drew
University, replaced former Chancel
lor Christopher Fordham July 1, 1988,
although he was not officially installed
until Oct. 12, 1988. A member of the
New Jersey Board of Higher Educa
tion, he was also president of Southern
Methodist University from 1972 to 1974
and president of Wofford College in
Spartanburg, S.C., from 1968 to 1972.
Hardin said his first year at UNC had
been intense. Besides getting acquainted
with the University, he has had to deal
with other member institutions of the
UNC system, the N.C. General Assem
bly and governor, the taxpayers, the
Board of Trustees (BOT), and the Board
of Governors (BOG).
"Despite the fact that it was hectic, it
was fun," he said. "But I would have
been busy even if it hadn't been my first
Hardin's only frustration has been
that while the University is dependent
on state funds, he does not have direct
contact with the legislature, he said. "I
can't plead my own case."
Officials of the University of North
Carolina General Administration are
responsible for lobbying the legislature
The Chancellor Search Committee
touted Hardin in the spring of 1988 for
his fund-raising abilities, his innova
tive style and his experience at private
"He's pretty well lived up to our
expectations he may even be a little
better than we anticipated," said Robert
Eubanks, former chairman of the BOT
and chairman of the committee that
UNC-system President CD. Span
gler agreed that Hardin had not disap
pointed. "I've heard unanimous praise
from alumni and trustees that indicates
Chancellor Hardin is doing a great job."
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By STEPHANIE JOHNSTON
UNC marks its 196th anniversary
today with the celebration of Univer
sity Day, highlighted by a speech by
Chancellor Paul Hardin at 1 1 a.m. in
University Day commemorates the
laying of the cornerstone of Old East,
the nation's oldest state university
building, on Oct. 12, 1793. The ob
servance was first held on Oct. 12,
1877, and ever since, that date has
been an annual UNC holiday.
Douglas Dibbert, executive direc
tor of the Alumni Association, said
University Day was always held on
Oct. 12 regardless of the day of the
"Legend has it that it's never rained
on University Day," Dibbert said.
"Although some people have reported
a heavy mist."
Hardin will mark the first anniver
sary of his installation as chancellor
with a speech on his vision for the
"I'm excited about this year in the
sense that our chancellor is going to
give us his vision for the future," said
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor and
In other business, congress passed
Student Body President Brien Lewis'
appointments to the Undergraduate
Court after a lengthy debate concern
ing the legality of approving Bill
Stallings (Dist. IS) because he is a
member of Student Congress.
The 70th Congress passed legisla
tion allowing congress members to
serve in the judicial branch, but some
members questioned the validity of that
law because of superseding rules in the
Words often used to describe Hardin
include "articulate" and "outspoken."
Boulton said Hardin had shown him
self to be an effective spokesman. "One
thing I expect a chancellor should be is
someone who can put our position out
there to be heard."
Some have criticized Hardin as being
too outspoken. "Some people say he
should be seen and not heard," said
Richard Jenrette, a BOT member and
UNC alumnus. "But I think he has
valuable experience in the private sec
tor and we should listen to what he has
In particular, Hardin has spoken
repeatedly about the need for greater
budget flexibility for the individual
UNC campuses. Although Hardin re
assured the UNC community in April
1988 that he did not come to UNC with
sweeping changes in mind, he has been
active in promoting budget policy
Under the state's line-item budget
policy, any funds allocated by the leg
islature to one University department
cannot be transferred to other areas
when needs arise. Instead, leftover funds
from each department must be given
back to the state's general fund.
Hardin has proposed that UNC be
able to allocate funds at its own discre
tion. The BOT approved an outline of
these recommendations Sept. 1. The
report will go to the BOG, which will
make any recommendations to the leg
islature. Jenrette was among those who favor
more budget flexibility. "I think he
(Hardin) is raising the right questions.
I'm behind him on that."
Hardin said BOT support for budget
flexibility was a big step toward change.
"I feel more encouraged now than I
have at any time since coming here."
Student Body President Brien Lewis
said that he supported Hardin's budget
plans, but that they may have encour
aged legislators to raise tuition this
"He (Hardin) got himself into a bit of
a political trap," Lewis said. "He asked
to raise tuition and send it directly back
to the University. So legislators said
'Look, even your chancellor wanted to
increase tuition,' but legislators missed
the second half of the sentence."
Lewis said budget flexibility would
strengthen the University. "Investors
want to see an efficient return. Without
all the red tape and delays involved
dean of student affairs.
Five Distinguished Alumnus
Awards will also be presented dur
ing the convocation.
"The principal thrust is to cele
brate University alumni who have
achieved, and the University is quite
proud of them," said William Fri
day, former UNC-system president.
Dibbert said the recognition of
alumni during University Day con
vocation dated back to the early
"It is intended to recognize alumni
who have brought distinction to the
This year's recipients are: Taylor
Branch, author; Anne Coffin Han
son, professor of art history at Yale
University; Alexander Julian, fash
ion designer; Jonathan Yardley , book
critic and columnist; and Dr. Warren
Winkelstein, professor of epidemi
ology at the University of California
Administrators, faculty and staff
members, and student groups will
line up in front of the Old Well at 10
a.m. for a processional into Memo
See 196, page 6
The appointments were approved
with the understanding that congress
would try to clarify the discrepancy in
the two rules through legislation.
But Stallings told members he would
resign congress to avoid any problems
with next week's Undergraduate Court
hearing of CIA Action Committee
member Jerry Jones. The resignation is
not official until put into writing.
with line-item budget and reversions,
the University would be more attrac
tive for grants and investments."
Just as Hardin has brought with him
budget ideas from private institutions,
he has brought with him experiences
with student life. "In smaller institu
tions you get to know the student body
well," Boulton said. "We're lucky to
have someone so in tune with student
Hardin said although he did not
advocate high tuition, he was more
receptive to future increases than stu
dents are. Hardin said his primary
concern was that students receive ade
quate financial aid.
He said an inadequate portion of the
tuition increase was set aside for finan
cial aid this year. "I think that's very
poor state policy. I don't think tuition
should ever be raised unless 20 to 25
percent of the increased revenue is set
aside for financial aid."
But Hardin's experience at private
institutions has made him aware that
tuition increases need to be based on
opinions from all parts of the campus
"Every tuition increase in those pri
vate schools was preceded by a lot of
conversation between student leaders,
faculty leaders and administrators. It's
important to balance the needs of stu
dents to keep tuition low and the needs
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