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Volume 99, Issue 151
Fiscally stringent legislature
aims to streamline requests
By Jennifer Talhelm
Many campus organizations will
see their budgets cut when a fiscally
conservative Student Congress sinks
its teeth into their student activities fee
Congress members say they want to
make sure the more than $200,000 that
funds student groups is spent wisely
and legally according to the Student
: Government Code. Congress will
spend the weekend discussing next
year's allocations in budget hearings.
Rep. Carl Clark, Dist. 18, said he
thought congress would cut programs
"I foresee some big cuts," Clark
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Trish McHardy, a sophomore from Charlotte; grabs a quick breath Sunday between
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2 new University groups
try to answer
about effective advising
By Jennifer Mueller
A quick quiz for UNC students: Do
you know how many more credits you
need to graduate? What are the specific
requirements for your major? Should
you be in the Honors Program? What's
your adviser's name?
Sadly enough, there are students who
can't answer any of these questions, but
two committees began meeting last week
to examine problems in the advising
system, said Kathleen Benzaquin, as
sistant dean of the General College.
An advisory task force will spend the
next two months examining the advis
ing system in both General Col lege and
the College of Arts and Sciences.
The task force, appointed by Stephen
Birdsall, interim dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences, comprises students,
faculty representatives from different
academic departments and advisers from
The Student Advisory Committee,
formed by Benzaquin, will make rec
ommendations to improve the General
College advising system. The commit
tee comprises mostly freshmen and
Birdsall explained two reasons for
the task force's formation.
"It's been eight or nine years since
the whole system has been reviewed,"
he said. "We decided it was time to do
In addition, "It just occurred to us
that with Caroline, this had the potential
of changing the whole advising rela
tionshipbetween advisers and students."
Joseph Lowman, task force chair
man, said Caroline might helpcut down
Monday, February 10, 1992
said. "We're trying to cut tiie fat."
Any group that asks for more than
$ 1 0,000asks fortoo much, Clark said.
But many groups ask for much more
"I think that's when I need to speak
to people," he said. "I want to see why
they're asking for that much money.
I'm going in (to the hearings) saying
: 'Convince me you need that much
Many congress members echoed
Clark's sentiments that conservatism
was necessary while hearing fee re
quests. Congress Speaker Tim Moore said
students supported Student Congress'
See CONSERVATIVES, page 3
routine advising matters.
"We have had problems for a long
time," Lowman said. "Now that we
have this great new technology, (the
question to consider is): Should we
change the advising system?"
Preliminary task force suggestions
included enabling students to access
their records on computer, Lowman said.
"They could find out how many more
credits they need to graduate with a
touch of a button," he said.
Benzaquin said all General College
advisers would be given a computer
with access to Caroline to be able to
registerstudents and to find open courses
from their offices.
Sophomore Drupti Chauhan, mem
ber of both the task force and advisory
committee, said such a computer sys
tem would be extremely helpful.
"When I do have problems, I tend to
wait until the last minute which is
what everyone does and then there's
always a huge line," Chauhan said. "It's
frustrating not to have an alternative
Lowman said departmental advisers
in the College of Arts and Sciences
probably would be examined. "Arts and
Sciences gets very special ized," he said.
"It's not centralized."
Lowman said the task force also might
examine the question of full-time vs.
faculty advisers. "You don't need to be
a faculty member in a department to get
some information to students."
The task force hopes for a great deal
of feedback, Lowman said. Question
naires already have been sent to faculty
members and advisers.
See ADVISING, page 2
By MarcyJ. Walsh
Members of several campus organi
zations fear Student Congress will slash
their student fee allocations because
some representatives do not think their
groups benefit the entire campus.
Budget proposals were submitted to
congress Friday and will reevaluated at
this weekend's Finance Committee
Tim Moore, congress speaker, said
the committee would make its recom
mendations at the full congress hear
ings Feb. 22-23.
Svati Shodhan, chairwoman of the
Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association,
said she was concerned congress mem
bers would cut CGLA's funds because
congress members thought the group
targeted only the homosexual commu
nity. "If we are defunded, people will be
outraged," Shodhan said.
The CCLA is a confidential, safe
Diving Championships in Koury Natatorium. McHardy finished second in 1 6 minutes,
40.90 seconds, and the UNC team won the overall competition.
Compiled by Birch DeVault
Chart by Cucrta and Roscborough
"UNC students need at least
three reading days." She
introduced the Peer Advising
Program to provide a new
perspecuVe to the advising
Believes hiring more
instructors who know how to
teach is the key to improving
Will logically reschedule exam
times, establish a target grade
option with the passDfail
policy and move Reading Day
Plans to challenge the athletic
officials to raise the prices of
revenue sports tickets by $1
to benefit the library system.
Majors' unions will establish
student input into class
offerings and requirements
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place for members of the gay and les
bian community, but it also educates
the heterosexual community about ho
mosexual issues, she said.
"Every program we do is pertinent to
CGLA members want to educate
leaders of other campus organizations
because they will continue to be leaders
in the community after they graduate,
Shodhan said. They must recognize that
a lesbian andgay community exists, she
The CGLA uses its funds for Lesbian-Gay
Awareness Week, adminis
trative needs and a newsletter, Shodhan
The CGLA's newsletter. Lambda,
has 150 subscribers and reaches stu
dents on and off campus. Without suffi
cient funding, fewer newsletters will be
printed, she said.
"Fewer people would have access to
the CGLA and the gay community on
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. . . .
ROLE OF GOVT
Government must fight for a
freestanding Black Cultural
Center, departmental status for
the African and AftoAmencan
curriculum, recruitment of
NativeAmerican faculty and
a.p.p.I.e.s. Government should
coordinate grassroots political
involvement in state and
Student leaders must help
establish a freestanding Black
Cultural Center, obtain more
campus security to battle the
number of rapes and assaults,
raise the amount of student
financial aid and work with the
General Assembly to solve the
problems faced by students.
Government should aid in the
founding of a multicultural center
io aneviaie racial tensions,
establish an Afncarmerican
department, increase the
number of bicycle racks on
campus and work to increase
the number of business hours at
Government must find
a.p.p.I.e.s. temporary funding,
help raise money fa the Black
Cultural Center, focus on the
needs of graduate students and
lend support and attention to
Student government should
revamp its committees. The
finance Committee must focus
on the budgeting of student
groups, the Rules and Judiciary
Committee must work to avoid
contradctjons in laws and the
Student Affairs Committee must
have control over onetime
campus and in the area," Shodhan said.
"It's essential that it remains."
The CGLA is requesting less money
from the Finance Committee this year,
Toija Riggins, Black Student Move
ment minister of information, said the
issue of cutting the BSM's student fees
surfaced every year.
The BSM is thought of as a minority
group, not one that reaches the entire
campus, she said.
With the Opeyo! Dancers and the
BSM Gospel Choir, BSM reaches the
entire campus and not just the black
community, Riggins said. "It's seen as
a cultural outlet," she said.
"It's all a subjective choice. If they
don't think we've been productive, they
Black Ink, the BSM-sponsored news
paper, has had a problem getting funds,
'There's no way we can improve if
we don't have enough resources to im
prove what we have."
Student fees might aid
town buses' operation
By Deborah Ann Greenwood
Campus officials are considering a
plan to use student fees to aid Chapel
Hill transit because recent federal fund
ing cuts have ravaged the bus system's
Student government, along with the
Chapel Hill Town Council, proposed to
use a $2.5 million transportation trust
fund created by student fees to help the
bus system next year, said Caitlin Reed,
student liaison to the town council.
"We want to use the money from this
trust fund since students are the main
riders of the buses," Reed said. "We are
trying to work with the town until the
Chapel Hill transit system's funds are
Reed said that next year's federal
grant would decrease significantly and
that other systems would share the funds
for the first time.
"About one-third of the funds for the
buses come from the federal govern
ment," Reed said. "They will have
$800,000 less next year and will be
sharing $ 1 . 1 million with Durham, less
An appointed development
officer will research
alternative funding resources
for student projects.
Will fight for the total
environment, citing the South
Loop Road as a primary
Will fight "relentlessly" tc
student fees as low as
Cost-efficient lights should
replace older ones In
residence halls and campus
Congress should allocate
more money to graduate
student programs, and
student government salaries
should be discontinued.
More recycling stations are
necessary and he will empty
them himself If
Executive branch should be a
Permanent recycling bins on
the first floor of all classroom
buildings will make recycling a
permanent practice at UNC.
watchdog on student fees and
should consider alternatives
to increasing student fees.
Will establish a policy
requiring the consent of
Experience with a national
organization during the past
summer will help him face the
needs of UNC, including South
students tor tee increases
to give students power.
BSM has had just enough money t
get by in past years, she added. ;
Nunci Locklear, Carolina Indian
Circle president, pointed out that every
group would be hurt financially be-;
causemoney was scarce. "There's noth-;
ing we can do about it."
Congress will recognize how much
the Carolina Indian Circle has contrib
uted to the campus, Locklear said.
Programs such as Native-American
Heritage Month, the oral performance
group Unheard Voices, films and cam
pus powwows benefit and educate the
University community, she said.
"There is a widespread need for edu
cation about Native Americans," she
The Carolina Indian Circle will have
to cut back expenses for powwows and
speakers if congress cuts its funding.
Moore said congress members made
individual decisions about groups that
should be supported. "Congress will
fairly evaluate all the groups requesting
than what Chapel Hill receives alone
Student Body President Matt Heyd
said the fund was made up of the $25
collected annually from each student
for transportation costs.
"The fund was raised from the $25
student transportation fees, but in the
fee study that the BOT (Board of Trust
ees) approved it was clear that unspent
money like this could be used for the
program," Heyd said.
The fees originally were intended to
improve service for student riders, since
the University already contributes sub
stantial funds to the bus system, Heyd
said. "The fund was supposed to help
establish such things as lower fares and
more routes but could also be used in
special situations such as this."
Heyd said he would meet with Reed
and Transportation Director John
Devitto to discuss different options for
helping the bus crisis.
'The use of the fee has been ap
proved by the Board of Trustees and
Governors," he said. ' But it will prob-
See BUS, page 5
To open up student politics to
ensure accessixlity and the
production of tangible
solutions by working with all
His experience and leadership
abilities will help him face
Internal challenges and unite
the campus to fight budget
cuts as a community.
To address the daytoday
problems lacing all students
in a logical, straightforward
manner in the form of a
student who wants to serve.
To listen, hear and act in his
campaign to decrease the
amount of talking about
student problems and increase
the amount of action to solve
To support the efforts of
student groups without
interfering in them, create a
voice for the student body
where It has none and
strengthen that voice where I