The Daily Tar HeelThursday, November 30, 19893
Cammpos and City
Davis caDls congress action 'dossracetfyt
: Trohanis wins education award
Pascal Trohanis, associate pro
fessor of education, recently received
an award for outstanding contribu
tions to the fields of early interven
tion and early childhood special
' The award was one of two honors
presented at the International Con
vention of the Division for Early
Childhood, Council for Exceptional
Children, held from Oct. 22-25 in
Trohanis directs the National
Early Childhood Technical Assis
tance System, a federally funded
consortium which helps states and
territories provide services to chil
dren with special needs, and their
families. The program is part of the
Frank Porter Graham Child Devel
opment Center, with which Trohanis
has been affiliated since 1972.
Sessoms recognized by NRPA
Douglas Sessoms, chairman of
UNC's Curriculum in Leisure Stud
ies and Recreation Administration,
recently received the National Rec
reation and Parks Association's 1989
Distinguished Professional Award.
" The award, presented last month
at the Annual Congress for Recrea
tion and Parks in San Antonio, Texas,
recognized Sessoms for having
served the profession as an educa
tor, writer, spokesman and propo
nent of the association.
; Sessoms has been chairman of
the UNC curriculum since 1963. He
has served in numerous national,
professional and state organizations
and been recognized extensively by
his colleagues with a variety of
Wells awarded PR grant
Catherine Wells, a graduate stu
dent in journalism, recently received
a research grant from the Public
Relations Society of America.
Wells is the 1989-90 recipient of
a $500 competitive award sponsored
by the society's educational and
cultural section. The grant will be
used in her research into the devel
opment of a public relations pro
gram for UNC's Morehead Plane
tarium. Wells is a master's degree candi-
, date from Blacksburg, Va..
Pharmacy professors win grant
Two pharmacy school faculty
members have been awarded grants
from the American Association of
Colleges of Pharmacy.
Cathy Klech and Jane Millen, both
assistant professors, were two of 15
tesearchers in the United States
chosen to participate in the New
The program is designed to en
hance the scientific careers of phar
tnacy school faculty researchers by
providing initial iunaing up to
45,000 for their research.
The grants are supported by the
American Foundation for Pharma
ceutical Education and the Bur
"Drama institute director named
Scott Parker, executive director
;of the Roanoke Island Historical
"Association and acting producer of
'The Lost Colony" outdoor drama,
has been named director of UNC's
institute of Outdoor Drama.
The appointment begins Jan. 1.
who retired Sept. 30 after 25 years as
director of the institute.
The institute was established in
1963 as a central source of informa
tion for outdoor theater productions.
As director, Parker will serve as
chairman of the institute's adminis
trative board and report to the dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences
The director gathers information
on outdoor dramas, and consults and
advises on all phases of outdoor
drama. He also conducts or organ
izes training sessions for newly
appointed managers, writers and
. directors of outdoor dramas.
Glaxo funds new Ackland post
The Ackland Art Museum has
received an $82,000 grant from
L$laxo Inc. to create the position of
educator for outreach and special
r needs audiences.
The position in the museum's
education department will enable the
museum to continue an outreach
r program that it has developed while
it has been closed for renovation.
The Ackland has embarked on a
national search to fill the three-year
The new educator will work with
Ray Williams, curator of education
at the museum, to expand outreach
programs for the University, school
and community groups. The educa
tor will also work to make the
museum's educational programming
more accessible to disabled visitors
The museum will reopen to the
public in fall 1 990. It has been closed
for renovations since September
compiled by Amy Wajda
By JENNIFER PILLA
Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis said Wednesday night that he
was ashamed of a congress decision not
to vote on a resolution to delete sexist
language from the Instrument of Stu
dent Judicial Governance.
The congress Rules and Judiciary
Committee tabled the resolution last
week after members voted to refer it to
the Committee on Student Conduct, an
advisory committee of students, fac
ulty and staff members.
At the congress meeting Wednesday
Rep. Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7) moved to
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No way out
As fall and the semester wind down, the stark inevitability of impend
ing examinations seems manifested in this Battle Hall fire escape.
Town council to vote
on development plans
By SAMANTHA GWEN
The Chapel Hill Town Council will
vote tonight on the Chapel Hill North
project plans, adding to a series of dis
cussions on the issue.
If approved, the 40-acre mixed use
project will incorporate business of
fices, retail commerce and a 200-space
park-and-ride lot on N.C. Highway 86
between Interstate 40 and Weaver Dairy
Road, said Ron Strom, general partner
of the Chapel Hill North Partnership.
The primary concerns about the
project are traffic, roadways and park
ing. Strom added he felt the general
plans of the project would be approved
now that initial problems had been
worked out. The developers have agreed
to exclude fast-food restaurants in ex
change for permission to improve road
conditions leading to the site.
"Large segments of the population
find fast-food restaurants unsightly, and
they contribute to traffic," Strom said.
Road improvements include widen
ing N.C. 86 by one and a half lanes,
adding a bike lane and widening and
adding curbs to Weaver Dairy Road,
"Chapel Hill North will provide a
variety of uses. We'd like to attract a six
By JENNIFER FOSTER
A proposal calling for the installa
tion of a scaled-down computer net
work in the Chapel Hill Public Library
system will be presented at the town
council meeting tonight.
Kathleen Thompson, director of the
Chapel Hill Public Library, said the
former proposal, which called for the
installation of 64 terminals, had been
cut to 30 terminals. She said the new
number would meet the library's needs,
and more terminals would be added as
Sonna Loewenthal, assistant town
manager, said a private consultant was
"pull" the resolution from the Rules
and Judiciary Committee and vote on it
before the committee sent it to the full
congress. Congress members rejected
Beall's motion after much debate, an
action Davis called "disgraceful" after
"By not voting on this resolution the
congress is perpetuating the sexism that
has existed on this campus for 200
years," Davis said. The congress de
cided not to vote on the resolution but
to send it to the Committee on Student
Conduct for review first.
Student Congress, the Faculty Coun-
to eight (theater) cineplex and a health
club while 75,000 to 100,000 square
feet will go to traditional retail."
Strom said 60 percent of the avail
able 633,000 square feet would be
designated for offices; the remaining
40 percent would go to commercial
The buildings will be individually
constructed rather than contained in a
mall set-up, Strom said. Project struc
tures will be mid-rise buildings with
the tallest buildings farther off the site.
Three years ago, a Chapel Hill zone
ordinance was amended, enabling
contractors to develop the North proj
ect, and Strom said response had been
favorable. "We have received optimis
tic support from the Planning Board
and the Transportation Board."
Strom said Chapel Hill was inter
ested in acquiring two acres for a park-and-ride
lot. Residents would park at
the project site and ride a bus into town
to alleviate parking problems in down
town Chapel Hill. The town will seek
federal funds from an Urban Mass
Transit grant to pay for the lot.
If the council approves the general
plans for development, a master plan
will be submitted to the council for
further approval, Strom said.
ibrary pares down
hired to determine the number of termi
nals needed based on the present and
projected Chapel Hill library circula
tion levels. She said the figures had
nothing to do with the size of the build
ing itself but with the amount of avail
able materials and patrons.
Financing for this proposal would
come out of the $3 million library bond
referendum that will be presented to
the voters in November. With the new
plan, Thompson said, the original cost
of the computer system has been re
duced from $360,000 to $286,000.
Loewenthal said the question was
not one of need, but one of when the
system should be purchased and in
cil and the chancellor are the only bodies
that have the ability to amend the In
strument. Davis accused the committee mem
bers of attempting to kill the resolution
before it could come to a vote before
the full congress.
Rep. Mark Bibbs, chairman of the
Rules and Judiciary Committee, ex
pressed confidence that congress would
pass the resolution after the student
conduct committee reviewed it.
In other business, congress:
Passed a resolution to appropriate
$618 for the installation of public tele
By JENNIFER PILLA
Walter Wheeler, a retired professor
with the Department of Geology, died
Nov. 21 at North Carolina Memorial
Hospital from a severe heart attack. He
Wheeler, who had a history of heart
disease and hypertension, retired in
1986 after teaching at the University
for 35 years. His main areas of research
were coastal plain geology and verte
brate paleontology. He was a member
of several professional organizations
and actively participated in programs
for training high school teachers
throughout North Carolina.
According to Geoffrey Feiss, chair
man of the geology department,
Wheeler was one of the most well
known members of the department.
"He was a very popular and spirited
professor, especially among students at
the undergraduate level. He was also an
extremely well-respected geologist in
the Southeastern United States," Feiss
Allen Glazner, associate chairman
of the geology department, also said
Wheeler had been popular. "He was
certainly the best-loved teacher in the
department, especially among the stu
World AIDS Day events planned
By CHRIS HELMS
World AIDS Day will be marked by
national and local events Friday, in
cluding a panel discussion on 'The
AIDS Crisis: UNC's Response."
A panel member who has AIDS will
detail his experiences, and the Union
Gallery will present "A Day Without
The public discussion, sponsored by
the Chancellor's Task Force on AIDS,
will be held in room 224 of the Union
from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Discussion moderator Michel
Ibrahim, chairman of the task force and
dean of the School of Public Health,
said in a press release that "AIDS will
remain a major health risk for Ameri
can college students. Part of the
University's responsibility is to con
tinuously educate students as well as
faculty and staff about the real risks
posed by this killer disease."
The five-member panel will discuss
issues including prevention, legal im
plications of AIDS on college cam
puses, the public health perspective of
AIDS and medical aspects such as
By DEBBIE BAKER
The UNC Living and Learning pro
grams will kick off their annual recruit
ment drive with an open house on Dec.
5 at 6 p.m. in the Carmichael ballroom.
The Department of University Hous
ing started the programs in 1986 as a
means of integrating academic and out-of-classroom
experiences. The pro
grams offer students with similar aca
demic interests an opportunity to live
There are five Living and Learning
programs located in Carmichael Resi
dence Hall. Each program has a resi
dent assistant, a faculty adviser and a
student coordinator or chairman. All
members are expected to devote two to
four hours a week to their program.
Each group sets its own goals and is re
sponsible for carrying them out.
The Health Science program was
started about four years ago. Members
of this program come from such health
related fields as chemistry, biology,
nursing and pharmacy. They plan
weekly presentations and lectures on
what capacity. She also said the first
estimated need of 60 terminals by the
mid-1 990s was still correct, but it would
be more feasible now to buy a smaller,
more easily expandable system.
"We should proceed with this mat
ter as soon as possible, because with the
computer system, citizens will have
easier access to the library and also it
(the new proposal) will reduce costs,"
said Joe Herzenberg, a member of the
town council library committee.
Thompson said the plans were to
install the computer system in the exist
ing library and transfer it later to the
new facility if and when voters ap
proved it. She said the installation date
phones in the Undergraduate and Davis
Representative Jiirgen Buchenau
favored the resolution and encouraged
other members to vote for it because it
would affect more students than most
other bills proposed by the congress.
"Let's finally do something that the
students can touch, that they can feel
that they can dial."
Passed a resolution to approve the
appointment of junior Peter Hans as the
first student liaison to the Carrboro
Board of Aldermen.
Gave $368 for the student attor
Wheeler contracted polio the sum
mer before he came to Chapel Hill in
1951, before the polio vaccine became
available. Wheeler had to walk with the
aid of two canes.
William Harris, chairman of the
geology department at UNC-Wilmington
and a former student of Wheeler,
said that Wheeler was especially inspi
rational as a teacher because of his
handicap and the example he set for his
"We would go out into the field, and
I would watch him crawl on his hands
and knees to show his students things.
I know of no other person in the world
who would have done that. He was
inspirational," Harris said.
Suellen Cabe, professor of geology
and geography at Pembroke State Uni
versity and also one of Wheeler's for
mer students, said Wheeler was an
exceptional adviser as well as teacher.
"He gave me enough rope to let me
learn, but he also gave me enough guid
ance to keep me on track. We're cer
tainly going to miss an excellent coastal
geologist," Cabe said.
Wheeler received his Bachelor of
Science and Master of Science degrees
access to care.
"We think there are a lot of unan
swered questions and myths out there,
and we hope to address some of them
through this forum," Ibrahim said.
During the Union Gallery's "A Day
Without Art," the paintings will be
covered to show the toll AIDS is taking
on the art world.
"Galleries across the nation are clos
ing for the day, giving significance to
the fact that the world of art is being hit
hard by AIDS," said sophomore Laura
Foster, who is helping with the project.
Also in conjunction with World
AIDS Day, Chancellor Paul Hardin and
Chapel Hill Mayor Jonathan Howes
will issue a proclamation noting the
The activities at UNC are part of a
worldwide observance promoted by the
World Health Organization to heighten
awareness of AIDS. This is the second
year of World AIDS Day, which grew
out of a January 1988 summit in Lon
don involving health administrators
from more than 140 nations, according
to Sharon Lean, project director for the
American Association for World
programs slate open house
current topics in health care.
The German program was started
three years ago by students and faculty
in a wide variety of liberal arts pro
grams including business, political
science, German and sociology. They
plan films and cultural events that pro
mote the use of the language.
The Romance language program has
been around for four years and includes
students who are education, political
science, French and Spanish majors.
The members work to improve their
language skills through everyday use.
UNITAS was started about three
years to promote intercultural and inter
racial understanding on campus. The
members come from a variety of aca
demic disciplines. In UNITAS I, stu
dents receive academic credit as they
study cultural differences and the re
sulting conflicts. In UNITAS II, mem
bers plan weekly lectures and presenta
tions in their areas of interest. UNITAS
II participants are generally graduates
of UNITAS I.
"UNITAS essentially means learn
ing through diversity," said L.D. New
depended on the town council vote.
"I don't really have a feel for how the
town council will vote," Loewenthal
said. "I guess we will have to find out at
One important reason the library
system needs to be automated is the
need for access to the materials of every
library on the state network, Thompson
said. No such system is available for
the Chapel Hill public to use.
She also said the system would in
crease public access to library materi
als. Only so many patrons and staff can
fit in the building, she said, so the staff
needs to be able to do more work by
ney general to attend the Fourth Na
tional Conference on Campus Violence.
Donated $300 for AIDS Aware
Allocated $ 1 ,200 for the purchase
of a camera by Student Television.
Appropriated $200 to DISC.
A resolution to appropriate $2,046
to the Friendship Association of Chi
nese Students was voted down. Con
gress members denied that the resolu
tion was rejected because the associa
tion was unworthy, but said they could
not justify appropriating the funds
because no representative of the group
had been present at the meeting.
from the University of Michigan and a
doctorate in geology from Yale Uni
versity. He is survived by his wife, two chil
dren, his father and stepmother, a
brother and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tues
day at the Chapel of the Cross.
Health. The program is also supported
by the United Nations General Assem
bly, she said.
Events are scheduled across the na
tion for Friday, Lean said. A group will
protest the high cost of AIDS treatment
in San Francisco. In San Diego, people
will wear teal arm bands; in Miami,
people will drive with their headlights
on during the day; and in Boston, black
arm bands will show support. Philadel
phia will have a three-day festival on
the arts and AIDS and television pro
gramming across the nation will focus
on AIDS and youth.
Youth and AIDS is the international
focus of this year's observance, said
Daniel Epstein, information officer for
the World Health Organization.
"The theme is focusing in on inform
ing youth that HI V infection is prevent
able with precautions and that those
infected should not be shunned," Ep
Response to last years' observance
was "very positive, not only from the
health sector but from all walks of life,"
man, assistant director of housing for
student and staff development. "It is a
multiracial, multicultural learning
Any student in good academic stand
ing is eligible to apply to one of the
Living and Learning programs. Appli
cations may be picked up at Carr Build
ing and are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.
Students must also submit a housing
contract designating Carmichael as the
dorm they prefer to live in.
Neva Edens, a junior pre-med major
from Salisbury, is a student coordinator
for the Health Science program. "It's a
really close, united hall. It is also a good
study area," she said.
UNITAS co-chairman Harold
Hunter said the program helped people
face problems and meet different cul
tures of people. " We're about the only
group on campus that works to show
racial unity. You meet people with
different views, and you are forced to
confront your beliefs."
Anyone with questions about the
Living and Learning programs should
call 962-5406 or 962-0309.
Thompson said the terminal system
would be designed like that of Davis
Library at the University. Users would
be able to find materials by subject and
author, check their position on the re
serve list and make sure of due dates on
books they are using.
"The important difference between
academic and public libraries, how
ever, is that we (the public libraries)
have to be more user-friendly. Students
don't have a choice about using the
library on campus, but we have to
package our services attractively so
that the public will come back to use
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