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Volume 97, Issue 89
Monday, November 13, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
OG backs Soairo
President wins vote of
By MYRON B. PITTS
The UNC Board of Governors (BOG)
gave UNC-system President CD.
Spangler a unanimous vote of confi
dence Friday after Spangler expressed
regrets concerning the N.C. State Uni
versity (NCSU) athletic program in
The president, whom some board
members have criticized for his han
dling of the investigation, gave a short
speech to the board in which he admit
ted that some controversy persisted in
Spangler had said before the meet
ing that he was responsible for some
mishandling of the NCSU issue.
' "I have already said publicly that I
wished the N.C. State men's basketball
matters had moved along faster.
; "Further, I have said that I wished I
had kept you (the board) better in
formed. Needless to say, I regret the
controversy surrounding all of this and
By MIKE SUTTON
UNC Young Democrats hoping to
unseat Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) in
the 1 990 U.S. Senate race staged a rally
in the Pit Friday, but found themselves
outnumbered and outshouted when
about 25 UNC College Republican
demonstrators carrying pro-Helms
signs converged on the area.
The rally, before about 70 people,
featured a speech by a representative
from the campaign of Democratic can
didate Mike Easley, the Brunswick
County district attorney who plans to
oppose Helms. Easley was in Washing
ton, D.C Former state Sen. Bo Thomas
of Hendersonville, who also has been
campaigning for Helms' seat, was
scheduled to speak but did not appear.
Young Democrats President Daniel
Cherry said he could not explain Tho
mas' absence. "It'll just be looked into."
Hampton Dellinger, deputy issues
director for Easley 's campaign, told the
crowd that Easley was more in tune
with N.C. voters than Helms because of
his record of drug prosecutions as
Brunswick district attorney, because of
a rape crisis and prevention center he
established through the district
attorney's office and because of his
pro-choice abortion stance.
"Jesse Helms' style is out of date and
out of line," Dellinger said. "And Mike
Michael Stipe, lead singer of R.E.M., encourages concert in the
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wish I had taken actions that might
have lessened the controversy. You
certainly have every right to have a
president who seeks peace."
After a two-hour closed executive
session, the board publicly announced
the passing of a resolution expressing
confidence and support in Spangler.
"I think the president's solutions have
been sound," said former N.C. gover
nor and BOG member James Hol
shouser. "I think he wisely resisted tempta
tion to get into personnel matters at the
campus level. The results are gratify
ing. We have confidence in the presi
dent and in his solutions to the prob
lems at N.C. State."
BOG member Walter Davis, an
outspoken Spangler opponent who had
called for the president's resignation,
said, "I'm satisfied with the whole bit."
Holshouser also noted the changes
implemented by former NCSU athletic
director Jim Valvano. Valvano has
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Easley intends to put Jesse Helms out
About 10 minutes into the 11 a.m.
rally, College Republican protesters
chanting "Give them Helms!" and car
rying signs saying "We're the Helms
angels" and "Jesse Helms: In your heart
you know he's Right" marched into the
Pit and positioned themselves in front
of the speakers.
College Republicans Chairwoman
Sharon Sentelle said in an interview
during the rally, "Regardless of who's
in the Pit, there are always a lot of
people around at lunchtime. We
couldn't let them capitalize on that for
their candidate. If we came without
signs, it would look like we were sup
porting their candidate."
Sentelle said the College Republi
cans were not there to overwhelm the
15 to 20 Democratic supporters at the
rally. "We're not here to upstage them,
but perhaps if that happens, it's a good
feeling of support around here."
She deflected recent criticism in
publications like the Carolina Critic
that the College Republicans are too
reactive and focus too heavily on dis
rupting the activities of other campus
groups they oppose.
"I don't think that we're reactive,"
Sentelle said. "We seize the initiative
where we find it. They're (UNC Young
Democrats) disappointed at the turn
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made positive changes and has shown
an increased interest in academic con
cerns, Holshouser said.
Now that the SpanglerNCSU affair
is behind them, it is time for the BOG to
return to business, he said.
"I firmly believe that we need to get
on with the job of governance facing
To the media, Holshouser added,
"You'd be doing the state a great serv
ice if you'd let us get on with that job as
During his speech, Spangler ex
pressed his commitment to education
and recognized that the board shared in
"Education is the most important
activity in this state. It liberates the
student's mind and takes that student to
some higher level of ability. I am here
for the same reason you (the BOG) are
here. I like being part of the most im-
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d ca itq dlOsrapt Democratic ralDy
out. You have to go out on campus for
people to see you. You can't just sit in
your meeting room."
The rally repeatedly turned into a
shouting match as the Republican pro
testers responded to comments made
by Democratic speakers.
When former Young Democrats
President Wayne Goodwin said, "Some
people say that in 1 989, the Democratic
party is going downhill," Sentelle and
her group shouted, "Yeah!"
Goodwin retorted, "Oh yeah? Let's
talk about last Tuesday," referring to
Democratic election day victories in
New Jersey's gubernatorial race and
New York City's mayoral race.
At the rally's conclusion, College
Republicans chanted "Jesse Helms!
Jesse Helms!" and said the Pledge of
Allegiance. Goodwin scrambled to the
front of the Pit to join them while other
Young Democrats passed out fliers
featuring a cartoon of Helms as a growth
on a voter's nose that read: "Dump
Jesse. Tired of unsightly warts!!?"
David Britt, youth coordinator for
the N.C Democratic Party, said he
wasn't disappointed at the low Demo
cratic turnout for the rally.
"We put this together in, 1 ike, a couple
of weeks. The students are just really
busy right now. Students do not get
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Black enrollment, SAT
By MYRON B. PITTS
Total black enrollment in the UNC
system increased 3.3 percent between
fall 1988 and fall 1989, overshadowing
an overall enrollment increase of 2.9
The figures were released during
Friday's Board of Governors (BOG)
meeting, where it was also announced
that freshman scores on the Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT) increased slightly.
The total number of black students
rose to 25,660 in 1989, from 24,880 in
1988. The growth was most significant
at the five predominantly black schools
in the system.
While the actual enrollment of black
students increased, the percentage of
black students at traditionally white
schools fell to 8.25 percent from 8.3
UNC-Chapel Hill, along with the
campuses in Asheville, Charlotte and
Greensboro, were the only tradition
Young Democrats and
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By JENNIFER PILLA
Students have begun taking action to
discourage administrators from choos
ing either Ehringhaus Field or
Whitehead Residence Hall as the site of
a new building to house the School of
Ehringhaus Field, Whitehead Resi
dence Hall, the area south of the Kenan
Center and University-owned land near
the Horace Williams Airport have all
been discussed as possible building
sites, but student opposition has arisen
against the Ehringhaus and Whitehead
sites in particular.
Charles Merritt, student government
campus affairs director, said an infor
mal committee had been formed to
address the issue. The committee is
researching the problems that could
arise with the proposed sites and is
5it rally to protest
By CHRIS HELMS
Student government members ex
pect hundreds of students to participate
in a rally today protesting possible
changes in the Chapel Hill noise ordi
nance. The rally which will be held at
noon in the Pit is intended to raise
awareness that the Chapel Hill Town
Council tonight will consider lowering
the allowable noise level from 75 dB to
70 dB and setting certain criteria for
people wishing to obtain noise permits.
Student Body President Brien Lewis
said the rally would include speeches
by himself and Bill Hildebolt, the stu
rights of humanity. Frederick
ally white schools with a percentage
increase in black enrollment. UNC-CH
raised its black enrollment from 7.83
percent (1,838 students) to 8.14 per
cent (1,907 students).
The 2.9 percent increase in total
enrollment raised the system's student
population to 1 4 1 ,3 1 7, up from 1 37,40 1
"All of our growth has been ac
counted for by North Carol ina students,"
said Raymond Dawson, system vice
president for academic affairs, who
delivered the report.
"That growth in North Carolina resi
dents is at the undergraduate, graduate
and professional level. As far as budg
eted enrollment for out-of-state stu
dents, enrollment has actually de
clined." Dawson commended the schools for
working toward further integration,
specifically noting the white minority
increase in historically black institu
tions and the overall American Indian
College Republicans display signs at Friday's Pit rally
trying to suggest new ones. It includes
Student Body Vice-President Joe
Andronaco, Student Congress Rep.
John Lomax (Dist. 13), Academic
Affairs Director Ruffin Hall and Cam
pus Affairs Committee member Ted
The committee plans to submit a
formal proposal to Provost Dennis
O'Connor next week. Merritt met with
O'Connor last Tuesday.
Merritt said the site of the building
would not be decided until after an
architect is chosen.
"We're really just getting our oppo
sition in place. Things really might not
happen this semester or even next
semester. Right now we're just trying
to point out the problems with the sug
Committee members said the pro
posed sites would cause problems with
dent liaison to the town council and
external affairs director of student
government. "We know students are
very concerned about this," Lewis said.
External affairs committee member
Mark Shelburne said he expected a
large turnout for the rally, especially if
Greek organizations come out in large
numbers. "I could see a triple-digit
number showing up for the rally."
Because it will be difficult for stu
dents to get to the town council meet
ing, the rally will be a way for students
to get involved, said Stephanie. Ahl
schwede, student government commu-
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enrollment, both up 10 percent.
UNC-system President CD. Span
gler said the increase was a positive
"The rise in black enrollment in our
universities is good news for all North
Carolinians. Much of the growth in the
state's labor force in the coming years
will be from black North Carolinians,
and I am heartened that our efforts to
encourage them to continue their edu
cation are paying off."
The increase in SAT scores was
small. Scores for in-state freshmen rose
to 937 in 1989, from 935 in 1988. Out-of-state
freshmen scores rose to 1001
In other business at the BOG meet
ing, Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis delivered a report to the board as
the president of the Association of
Student Governments (ASG). Davis'
report also focused on increased enroll-'
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traffic, parking and loss of recreation
and green space. They are exploring
the possibility of suggesting the Ram
shead parking lot or the employee F-lot
near the Smith Center.
Merritt added that he hoped to form
a committee with representatives from
other student organizations such as the
Campus Y and the Residence Hall
Liz Jackson, RHA president, said
using Ehringhaus Field or Whitehead
Residence Hall for the new building
would be unfair to students.
"There is so little recreation space on
campus. Ehringhaus Field is central to
the majority of students here. I also
don't know that using the Whitehead
site would be helpful to the department
of housing either. There are a lot of
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Policies up in smoke
Greensboro ordinance re
stricts public smoking 3
Singing the blues
George Benson delights fans
in concert.., 4
Watch those women!
Soccer and field hockey teams
advance to Final Four 1 0
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