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Air am., Moody to battle for top student office
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By Soyia Ellison
Rashmi Airan looks on as she wins a run-off spot Wednesday morning
Candidates Rashmi Airan and John Moody will face
off Tuesday in the student body president run-off
Airan led with 792 votes, Moody followed with 7 1 9,
Mark Shelburne was next with 614, Mark Bibbs had
61 1 and Scott Peeler trailed with 417, according to
unofficial election results.
Airan said she was happy with the results. "I'm
excited and looking forward to next week," she said.
"It's still a tough race.
"It's been fun so far, and hopefully it'll stay that
She said her strategy for next week's run-off was
"just running aggressive and letting everyone know
who I am and what I'm all about and that I represent
Moody also was pleased with the race. "My whole
platform and me represented a completely different
view of how student government should be run," he
said. "It looks like at least a decent number of people
agreed with me.
"I think student government should be more practical-focused,
on a reasonable timetable on which things
can get accomplished."
Moody attributed his success in the graduate student
poll sites to his concern for their problems. "I was the
only candidate to go to them and ask them what they
wanted before I wrote my platform."
Some candidates said they thought the reduction in
poll sites had hurt them.
Bibbs said voter turnout was low. "I think the reduc
tion in poll sites hurt me," he said. "I think they hurt
Shelburne said he also thought the decrease in poll
sites probably had affected him. "It's quite possible,
but there's no way to know for sure."
Shelburne and Bibbs both said they thought the race
was a clean one.
Peeler also said the race was a good one. "I enjoyed
it," he said. "I ran a good, clean campaign. I talked
about the issues I wanted to talk about. I'm excited for
the people in the run-off."
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John Moody, an SBP run-off contender, congratulates Tracy Kirincich on her victory
lisley, Wallsten to square off again for DTH editorship
By Marty Mine bin
Matthew Eisley and Peter Wallsten
will face each other in a run-off election
for Daily Tar Heel editor next Tuesday.
Eisley led the election with 1,088
votes and Wallsten followed with 1 ,023
votes. Write-in candidates Wendy
Bounds and Dacia Toll received 580
votes, and Stephanie Johnston received
Wallsten said he was pleased to have
reached the run-off and planned an
other week of hard campaigning.
"I'm proud to have gotten this far,"
he said. "I'm exhausted, but another
week can't hurt."
Eisley said he hoped his experience
and qualifications for editor would give
him an advantage in the run-off.
"I wish I had won on the first ballot,
but I'm thrilled to be in the run-off," he
said. "I hope I can convince enough
people that steadiness, breadth of expe
rience and maturity are important at the
Wallsten said it would be difficult to
face Eisley in a run-off because of their
"Matthew is a really good friend of
mine, so it will be a tough race," Wallsten
Eisley also said he did not look for
ward to running against Wallsten.
"I don't relish the idea of running
against my friend Peter," he said. "He
encouraged me to run last fall, but I
think The Daily Tar Heel will be in
good hands with him if I don't win the
Wallsten said he thought the reason
he received the most votes at the law
school and the Health Sciences Library
poll sites was that he knew a lot of
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Matthew Eisley, left, awaits poll results in Manning Hall
Peter Wallsten anticipates his polling power
Officials seek ballot spot for bond proposal
Alumni association president to make presentation at BOG meeting Friday
By Heather Harreld
University officials and alumni hope
legislators will allow a $300 million
bond proposal for new construction on
the UNC system's 16 campuses to se
cure a spot on the 1992 state ballot.
The bond proposal is part of a $600
million bond proposal for state con
struction that the General Assembly
will consider in the spring.
The money will be spent for capital
improvements on all of the campuses,
said CD. Spangler, UNC-sy stem presi
dent. "This is precisely the right time,"
said Bob Kennel, former president of
N.C. State University 'salumni associa
tion. "You want to be building now."
Kennel serves as a member of the
Council of UNC Alumni Association
Presidents, the group that began push
ing for the bond in August of 1990. He
will give a presentation supporting the
bond proposal at a Board of Governors
The council will take the proposal to
the legislature in the spring and ask it to
allow the voters to vote on the bond in
Spangler said he hoped with the com
bined effort of the Board of Trustees
members from the entire system and of
the BOG, the General Assembly would
realize the desperate need of the system
"The University needs
it urgently. We've had
virtually no money for
BOG vice chairman
and the advantages of beginning con
"We have a remarkable set of cir
cumstances," Spangler said. "You have
very low interest rates, and because
there is not much construction going
on, there would be very low bids."
Starting construction soon would save
the UNC system money because of the
low interest rates and would put money
back into the ailing state economy.
"This would have the maximum pos
sible impact upon the state's economy,
relieving some very difficult circum
stances on all our campuses," he said.
Universities can go for a short period
of time without improving their facili
ties, but if it is delayed too long, the
facilities will lag behind, Spangler said.
"You have people sitting on the floors
of the hallways in the library of UNC-
Charlotte," he said. "We keep admit
ting students, yet we don't have the
facilities to give them the proper educa
tion." Spangler said all schools needed
money. UNC-CH would use the money
to establish a free standing building for
the school of social work and to help
build the new business administration
school, he said.
UNC-Charlotte needs a new class
room building, and N.C. State needs a
new engineering school and equipment,
Travis Porter, BOG vice chairman,
said he thought the board would be
receptive to the bond proposal.
"The University needs it urgently,"
Porter said. "We've had virtually no
money for capital improvement."
Porter is the co-chairman of the bond
committee, which was established to
convince the legislature to approve the
bond's placement on the ballot.
"The legislature has the problem that
they do not want to take the issue to the
people," Porter said. "It is my opinion
and the opinion of the Board of Gover
nors that the people of North Carolina
will approve a bond issue in the amount
of $300 million, because it is such a
Several members of the Senate and
the House of Representatives have indi
cated their approval of the bond pro
posal and are hopeful of its chances to
make it to the ballot.
Joe Hackney, D-Orange, said the pro
posal had a chance to reach the voters.
"Because of the budget crunch in the
last few years, we have fallen behind in
badly needed construction and mainte
nance," Hackney said. "I think people
will see it's badly needed."
Herman Gist, D-Guilford, said he
supported the proposal because the state
would falter without investment in capi
"I believe the state is lagging behind
in development," he said. "If we get too
far behind in capital improvement, we'll
be in a desperate situation."
William Martin, D-Guilford, saidthat
he hoped the proposal would be ratified
and that he supported the bond, but he
questioned whether the entire $600mil
Iion would be awarded to the state.
"I have some questions as to whether
or not a $600 million bond will ulti
mately be enacted, because it is quite a
large amount, and it might end up hav
ing to be cut," he said. "If the original
amount is cut, I'm sure that will affect
the amount that is in there for the uni
versities." Kennel said the council was very
pleased with the participation of the
UNC-CH alumni president in the pro
cess. "Carolina alumni was one of the first
groups to contact us in support of the
proposal," Kennel said
Economic crunch makes
internships hard to find
By Chandra McLean
' Students seeking internship oppor
tunities will find that the nation's re
cession will affect their search.
"I don't think the recession is ad
versely affecting the job market in
general, although some younger stu
dents may be squeezed out of an in
ternship opportunity," said Robin Jo
seph, experiential learning coordina
tor for the UNC's Career Planning
and Placement Center.
An example of this situation would
be the Boston Globe's hiring a rising
or graduating senior to work for pea
nuts rather than furnish a rising junior,
who had no journalism experience,
with an internship, Joseph explained.
Students who are serious about in
ternships should plan ahead and start
early, because advanced planning and
research is required to secure an in
ternship, she said, "People need a plan
A and a plan B."
Internships are still plentiful, and
positions in popular job markets may
be more available, she said. "The sci
ences and technical areas are plentiful
because they reflect the job market."
Other internships that do not reflect
the job market but have high demand
for applicants include those dealing
with community service.public pol icy
and public interest, she said.
!: Billie Nagelschmidt, placement di
rector of the School of Journalism and
Mass Communication, said, "We still
have (business) people coming here to
But the numberof internships avail
able will be limited because of the
recession, she said.
"Internships are out there, and stu
dents should start digging for them,"
Pat Carpenter, associate director of
graduate business placement, said in
ternship opportunities for master's in
business administration students
would be in great demand. "
"No question, it is going to be a
more competitive year for people look
ing for more professional internships
in the summer," Carpenter said. "Ob
viously, all companies are being care
ful about the way they're spending
and with new hires, especially if
they're letting people go."
Aimer Reddick, a senior journal
ism major, said the number of oppor
tunities for student internshipsdepends
on whether students receive payment.
"I definitely feel that with the re
cession the way it is, it is harder to get
a paid one," Reddick said. "It depends
on what field you're going into."
It ain't over till it's over. Lawrence P. "Yogi" Berra