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Volume 97, Issue 75
Wednesday, October 25, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By NANCY WYKLE
Playboy's plans for a "Girls of the
ACC" issue is likely to draw protest
against the magazine when photogra
pher David Chan begins interviews at
the Carolina Inn next week.
'. Chan will interview candidates for
the April issue that will feature female
students at universities in the ACC.
The models selected for the spread will
be paid $100 for a clothed shot, $250
for a semi-nude shot and $500 for a
Malini Moorthy, co-president of the
Campus Y, said a protest would be
more likely to occur if the interviews
were taking place on campus. But the
Inn is owned by UNC.
"It saddens me that women on our
campus will probably be willing to go
to these interviews and to pose,"
Edward Rehkopf, director of Uni
versity hotels and conferences, said he
had not considered the possibility of
the visit sparking protests. "He (the
photographer) is a traveling member of
the public, and we have no reason to
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By KENNY MONTEITH
Nancy K. Rhoden, a professor for
two years in the UNC School of Law,
died Oct. 17 in Huntsville, Ala. She
According to law professor Donald
Clifford, Rhoden committed suicide.
Rhoden taught in the field of bi
omedical ethics of the law with
emphasis on questions of abortion,
pediatrics and obstetrics.
Nancy King, assistant professor in
the School of Medicine, said Rhoden
had a "regular schedule of meetings
with people who do pediatrics and
"They met to discuss current cases
and ethical issues," King continued.
"She would provide a forum for talk
ing about ethical problems that arise
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Only the faithful visit Davis Library Tuesday afternoon. The building
will soon be busy as students return from Fall Break.
Moorthy said she thought it might
have a negative reflection on women
attending ACC schools.
"It does upset me that it will be in
reference to the ACC. That's a stere
otype I'm sure the majority of women
on our campus don't want to be identi
Elizabeth Norris, director of com
munications for Playboy, said usually
50 to 100 women apply, depending on
the size of the school. Between 30 and
45 women will be selected to model for
the issue, she said.
Groups that protest to protect
women's rights hinder the rights of the
women who want to model, Norris said.
Recruitment on college campuses
usually draws a few protesters, but not
enough to stop the interviews or pre
vent women from applying, she said.
"I think Playboy believes, 'what's
wrong with being a sex object if that's
not all you are?'"
The appearance of Chan at Duke
University caused a protest, and a peti
tion is now being circulated on campus.
When interviews were conducted at
N.C. State University, there was also a
in these kinds of cases."
With the support of a National En
dowment for the Humanities Fellow
ship, Rhoden was on leave from the
University to study judicial bioethics.
"She was on leave doing research and
writing, mostly at UNC, but not exclu
sively," Clifford said.
"In bioethics in the law and morality
in the law, she brought her extensive
experience with medical personnel and
"She was a focal point and a bridge
between medical and legal problems
with a special ethical perspective."
Clifford said Rhoden was very
widely known throughout the country
in her field because of her extensive
writing and knowledge. Rhoden re
cently wrote an article, "Ethical and
Legal Issues in Labor and Delivery,"
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Rhoden was very respected by her
students and colleagues, Clifford said.
'The students thought very highly of
her. She brought to bear her actual
experience in making rounds in the
hospital and dealing directly with
Clifford said she was "respected
in particular for her great breadth and
depth of scholarship that she engaged
Rhoden has taught courses in torts,
bioethics and the law, and morality
and the law, while also teaching in
the School of Medicine.
She received her bachelor's de
See RHODEN, page 3
By MARK FOLK
The number of rape and sexual as
sault reports on campus is lower than
last year's total, but at least one official
said these statistics could be mislead
ing. Kristina Groover, community edu
cation and outreach coordinator for the
Orange County Rape Crisis Center, said
22 out of 1 35 reported sexual assaults,
rapes and child sexual abuses in the
county last year occurred on the UNC
campus. This year, of the 92 reported
incidents that have occurred, only four
have been on campus, she said.
"I don't think it's due to a decrease in
the number occurring. I think it's lack
of reporting, and I'm not sure why that
The latest report of an on-campus
incident was Oct. 7, when a female
UNC student was raped at knife point
in the upper level of the Craige parking
The best way to get more victims to
come forward and report incidents is
education, Groover said.
"We are trying to educate the com
Student killed 2 hurt in car wreck
From staff reports
A UNC junior was killed in a car
accident Sunday on N.C. Highway 109,
about a mile and a half south of Denton.
Nicholas Frank Geiger, 20, of 619
Colston St., Albemarle, and locally of
435 Hinton James Residence Hall, was
driving south on N.C. Highway 109
around 1 1 a.m. when he lost control of
his car, according to a report filed at the
Lexington Highway Patrol Station by
Trooper J.E. Stanley.
Two other people were also injured
in the wreck.
Geiger's car started going from one
off to qy
By JULIE GAM MILL
Students were scarce, and reporters
outnumbered speakers at the N.C. State
University Chancellor Search
Committee's first open meeting Friday
to hear what the public would like in a
Four NCSU faculty members and a
Shaw University professor voiced
concerns about women's issues, edu
cation and athletics in the search proc
ess before half of the committee's 14
members and a handful of audience
The committee is searching for an
individual to replace former NCSU
chancellor Bruce Poukon, who resigned
earlier this semester amid controversy
surrounding the university's athletics
program. Larry Monteith, the former
key to raising assault
munity to be more responsive to rape
victims. If a victim feels she's got
support from the community, she will
be more likely to come forward."
Kathleen Benzaquin, associate dean
of students, agreed, saying improve
ments in education have been made
since the University emphasized pro
moting rape awareness four years ago.
"I think that we are seeing results.
The University has gotten behind us,
and it's beginning to show."
Last July, the University added a
section on racial and sexual harass
ment, date and acquaintance rape, and
other sexual assaults to the Instrument
of Student Judicial Governance. A
student accused of such incidents can
now be brought before the student honor
Benzaquin said this was a major step
"A university has the responsibility
to respond to the needs of its students.
It's rare to see a school take a strong
stance and speak out. We've taken the
lead in doing this and it's exciting."
But Benzaquin said there was still a
problem with encouraging victims of
lane to another, went off the right side
of the pavement, and then went into the
left lane and struck a car traveling north,
the report said.
Stanley has indicated that Geiger's
death was probably instantaneous.
Robertette Sharon Adams, 18, of P.O.
Box 185, New London, a passenger in
Geiger's car, was severely injured,
according to the report. The Patient
Information Office of Baptist Hospital
in Winston-Salem said Tuesday that
Adams, a UNC-Charlotte student, was
in serious condition in the intensive
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dean of NCSU's College of Engineer
ing, is serving as interim chancellor
until a permanent chancellor is chosen.
No students spoke at the hearing,
and neither of the two student members
of the committee, Student Body Presi
dent Brian Nixon and Student Senate
President Brooks Raiford, could attend.
Low student turnout may be a result
of NCSU's fall break, which ended last
Tuesday, and may have delayed cam
pus publicity for the event, said Wil
liam Simpson, executive secretary to
the committee. He said he expected a
higher overall turnout at the next two
public hearings on Oct. 27 and Nov. 8.
Although he was not disappointed
with the student turnout, Raiford said
the location and time of the meeting
contributed to the lack of students. The
committee met during classes Friday
Rape Crisis Phone Numbers
Orange County Rape Crisis Center (24-hour hotline) 967-7273
Student HealthGYN Clinic 966-3650
North Carolina Memorial HospitalEmergency Room 966-4721
University Police 962-6565
Emergency (PoliceAmbulance) 911
Student Psychological Services 966-6584
University Counseling Center 962-2175
Dean of Students Office 966-4041
Rape Action Project 962-5201
Student Attorney General 966-4084
S.A.F.E. Escort... 962-SAFE
rape and sexual assault to come for
ward and get help.
One of the most obvious examples
of this is the Student Stay fund, which
was set up two years ago but has yet to
be used, she said. Its purpose is to
provide funds for assault or rape vic
tims who need to stay in Student Health
Services or North Carolina Memorial
Hospital overnight. Benzaquin said the
fund contained more than $1,200
most of it coming from sororities.
The driver of the second car, Lauren
Merrill Bray, 23, of 330 1-H Walnut
Creek Parkway, Raleigh, was also in
jured. Bray was released Monday from
Community General Hospital in Tho
masville. The report indicated that all three
involved in the accident were wearing
Stanley estimated damage to
.Geiger's 1988 car at $12,000, and
damage to Bray's 1989 Honda at
Geiger was a hall senator in Hinton
James Residence Hall.
morning at the NCSU McKimmon
Center, a conference building away
from the main campus.
He has been encouraging students to
attend the Nov. 8 open meeting planned
for late afternoon at the NCSU Student
Center, Raiford said. His efforts to
publicize the open meetings among the
student body prove the committee is
interested in student opinion, he said.
At Friday's meeting, NCSU associ
ate professor Barbara Risman, co-chair
of the university 's Council on the Status
of Women, said the committee should
"include a demonstrated commitment
and concern for women's affairs as a
criteria for any successful candidate for
The committee should emphasize to
See SEARCH, page 2
"We set this up in hopes of encour
aging more assault victims to come
forward," she said. "But not enough
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