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WALK THIS WAY: Planning board considers more sidewalks ...CITY, page 3
EQUAL RIGHTS: Women continue struggle ..........................FOCUS, page 7
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100th Year of Editorial Freedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
e 1992 DTH Publishing Corp.
All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 18
Wednesday, April 1, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
BuajneWAdvertuirtf 962-1 16J
TODAY: Cloudy; high 60-65
THURSDAY: Breezy and cloudy;
high upper 40s
By Steve PoM
A proposal to change the University's
visitation policy for campus dormito
ries would allow residents to choose
between three possible levels of visita
tion, including the elimination of all
Under the plan, on-campus residents
would decide on a floor-by-floor basis
their hall's visitation hours. A commit
tee of students, housing employees and
University officials has been analyzing
the housing department's much-maligned
and rarely enforced visitation
policy for about a year.
"I think the important thing with this
By Jennifer Talhelm
School of Education officials have
decided to allow this year's freshmen
to major in high-school-level social
studies but still plan to discontinue the
program next year until sufficient
funds and faculty are available.
Dean Donald Stedman said last
week that the school would halt the
program this year, but he changed his
mind and decided to allow freshmen
to pursue the major after faculty and
students opposed the decision.
"I have decided with the full sup
port of the staff, and I hope the faculty,
that we will not assign the moratorium
to the current freshman class,"
The moratorium on the program
will begin with next year's freshman
class and will continue until the school
can afford to offer the degree again, he
Stedman imposed the cut because
of a shortage of money and faculty
members and low demand for high
school social studies teachers, he said.
The school needs a minimum of
$50,000 to continue at its present level
of quality, he said. Stedman actively
is looking for money from corpora
tions and the government.
"We're running as hard as we can,"
he said. "We're not without other so-
UNC wrestling team
may change slogan in
light of Catullo 's trial
By J. Michael Bradley
The UNC wrestling team might
change its 15-year-old slogan "UNC
Wrestlers Always On Top" because
of the negative connotations it carries in
the wake of the recent rape trial involv
ing former wrestler Carmen Catullo.
Catullo was found not guilty of second-degree
Wrestling coach Bill Lam said that
although the slogan was created with
good intentions, he and the team "don't
want something that the student body's
not proud of.
"We represent the school, and we
want to be a positive, representation,"
The slogan was intended to describe
the tradition of success of UNC wres
tlers and has "never had any sexual
connotations at all," Lam said. He men
tioned former wrestlers that had gone
on to successful careers outside of ath
letics. The slogan also referred to success
ful wrestling. Lam added.
"Anybody who's ever watched wres
tling knows when you're on top, you're
winning," he said.
Administrators: Grad programs should
By Chandra McLean
UNC-system administrators say they
are more likely to approve graduate and
Ph.D. degree programs that don't tap
valuable resources for undergraduate
In tough economic times, educators
must prove a new graduate school pro
gram is needed, show how it can be
funded and demonstrate that staff and
faculty are available to put the program
proposal is that we're getting student
input," said Rick Chassey, an assistant
area director and chairman of the com
mittee. The proposal, which committee
members will finalize in about a week,
is only a recommendation to the Hous
ing Advisory Board, Chassey said.
If the board approves it, the proposal
will be brought to housing department
officials and then to administrators in
the Division of Student Affairs.
"One of the biggest complaints with
the visitation policy was that the hous
ing department was promoting morals
in people," said Nick Franzese, Hous
ing Advisory Board chairman and a
Donald Stedman, School of Education
lutions, but my concern is that it's an
"We're not glitzy and sexy like other
programs," he said. "I travel around a
lot. I work very hard every day pushing
for this school of education."
Kris Shepard, a freshman from
Wilmington, said he thought the social
studies program was invaluable.
'To be a citizen in this world, you
have to have a knowledge of social
Catullo agreed with Lam and said he
thought the issue "got carried away
throughout the trial.
"To me it means we're not only suc
cessful on the mats, but in life as well,
off the mats as well," Catullo said.
Lam said the slogan originally was
"UNC Wrestlers Always Finish On
Top" but was shortened to fit on bumper
Orange-Chatham District Attorney
Carl Fox said he found the slogan ironic
and mentioned it during the trial. Fox
said the accuser thought the slogan was
During the testimony of Catullo's
accuser, she said a bumper sticker with
the slogan was one of the only things
she remembered about the room where
the incident allegedly occurred.
"I don't think it has negative conno
tations, but I think it did during the
trial," Fox said. "It's one of those slo
gans that has a double meaning, and one
of those happens to be a sexual innu
endo." Fox said he was more disturbed by
"the attitude displayed by some people
after the case was over with." People
See SLOGAN, page 2
The School of Social Work's new
Ph.D. degree program met these crite
ria, said Priscilla Taylor, a Board of
"The establishment of the Ph.D. pro
gram doesn't depend upon additional
funds from the University," she said.
"For each new program we authorized
planning for, the staff comes to us and
asks us if the plans are appropriate,
depending on whether or not funds are
The school has the faculty needed to
implement the program, Taylor said.
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Every man is a damn
may choose visitation
"We felt that it was in the best inter
est of the students to let them decide
within a structure with guidelines."
If the plan is put into effect, residents
will choose one of three proposals,
Students could vote to retain the ex
isting policy, which states that mem
bers of the opposite sex only may visit
a student's room from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday through Thursday and from 9
a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Another option limits visitation from
9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thurs
day with no restrictions on Friday and
Residents also could opt for no visi
social studies major
dean, discusses frozen teaching major
. studies," Shepard said. "You have to
have a knowledge of social studies to
understand what it means to be a citi-
Students who opposed Stedman's
decision to freeze the program said they
thought the conflict could have been
avoided if administrators had commu
nicated with the students and faculty
members before taking action.
Mamie Broadhurst, a freshman from
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Eric Hunsaker, a senior from St. Louis, and Nicole King, a "The Princess Bride." The movie was shown Tuesday night in the
sophomore from Apex, cuddle in the cold weather as they watch Pit as part of Senior Week activities.
'The School of Social Work was
able to have a staff set up, two endowed
chairs and was about to get another,"
But resources are not the only factors
that allowed universities to acquire new
graduate degree programs, Taylor said.
"You have resource requirements,
and you must also show a need for the
program," she said.
Raymond Dawson, UNC-system vice
president for academic affairs.said when
the BOG approved the request for the
Ph.D. program in social work, BOG
fool for at least five minutes every day Elbert Hubbard
"My personal opinion is that the stu
dents will chose one of the last two
options," Franzese said.
Housing Director Wayne Kuncl said
he didn't want to comment specifically
on the proposal until he had an opportu
nity to review it at the Housing Advi
sory Board meeting.
But he said, "I think it's a good idea
for the policy to be reviewed."
Franzese said he hoped the depart
ment would approve a change in the
"I think everybody feels like it needs
to be revised," he said.
Under the plan, floor resident assis
tants would hold votes each semester,
he said. They would wait two weeks
Winston-Salem, said she hoped stu
dents would be able to communicate
with the administration in the future.
"I hope this will become a new
procedure and we can avoid things
like this," she said. "What we want to
do is help.
"We need to work with the dean
and with Dr. Spiegel to try to figure
out how we can get the money be
cause this is important," she said.
Stedman also announced that he
hoped to expand the N.C. Teaching
Fellows program. He said he requested
$95,000 to increase the number of
fellows and to hire counselors for the
new program participants.
Teaching Fellows are awarded full
scholarships for attending the school
and spending their first four years
after graduation teaching in North
Of the more than 50 students who
attended the forum, many said they
disapproved of Stedman's proposal to
expand the Teaching Fellows pro
gram.. Latricia Henry, a freshman from
Reids ville, said she thought the money
designated for the Teaching Fellows
program should benefit all the stu
dents. "I think it's a serious misplacement
of priorities," she said. "Why can't
there be more given to the school as a
not detract from undergrad resources
members thought there was a great need
for the program.
"This was an excellent plan,"he said.
"The need was identified, and it was
approved by the Board of Governors."
A BOG committee looked at upcom
ing plans of UNC-system schools that
were interested in implementing gradu
ate degree programs.
Mark B ibbs, an ex-officio BOG mem
ber, said, "The University hired con
sultants to recommend different institu
tions for these programs."
Members of the Committee on Edu
from the start of the fall semester before
holding votes to give freshmen achance
to feel comfortable living in the resi
The policy would require all resi
dents to vote, Franzese said. If one of
the options did not gamer more than SO
percent of the vote, residents would
vote in a run-off between the two op
tions with the most votes.
The existing visitation policy per
mits residents of an entire dormitory or
a hall to change the hours only by mak
ing them stricter. "It's never been done
to anybody's knowledge," Franzese
Chassey said the proposal would
make the policy enforceable.
to retain top
By Megan Brown
The Board of Trustees recommended
Friday that Stephen BirdsaU, interim
dean of the General College and the
College of Arts and Sciences, retain his
BirdsaU will become dean if the Board
of Governors personnel committee ap
proves his nomination in April.
BirdsaU has served as interim dean
since Gillian Cell left the position in
spring 1 99 1 . Cell said she was delighted
to hear of Birdsall's recommendation.
"He is superbly well-qualified," she
said. "He has experience, and from ev
erything I know, the confidence of the
Chancellor Paul Hardin picked
BirdsaU from three finalists recom
mended by a search committee. The
committee, headed by Donald Stedman,
dean of the School of Education, con
ducted a national search for candidates
after Cell left the position to become
provost at Lafayette College in Penn-
cational Planning, Policies and Pro
grams listened to the recommendation
of the consultants and added graduate
"The consultants said we have been
placing an emphasis on undergraduate
excellence while ignoring our commit
ment to graduate programs across the
UNC systems," Bibbs said.
The BOG approved the recommen
dations of UNC-system President CD.
Spangler and the consultants as to which
schools would get new programs.
The Board of Governors wanted to
"Part of the problem with the current
policy is that it's not really observed by
people," he said.
"It's not easy for the staff to enforce.
If you're putting your input into some
thing, you're more likely to follow it,"
The proposed policy includes a guest
policy and a statement of roommates'
The guest policy would restrict visi
tors to students' rooms to three days and
Franzese said the roommates' rights
policy would make sure "the room
mates' rights and interests take prece
dent over the rights and interests of the
BirdsaU, who was informed of
Hardin's decision last week, said he
was excited by the challenge. He said he
considered the College of Arts and Sci
ences the heart of the University.
"It is a challenge leading a college as
large as this and also a college as good
as this," BirdsaU said. "Sometimes I
don't think people realize how good it
Associate dean for plans and pro
grams since 1983, BirdsaU served as
acting dean of the college from 1984 to
1985 before Cell was appointed. He has
been on the faculty of the University in
the geography department since 1967.
BirdsaU said his biggest challenge
would be to continue the University's
tradition of academic excellence in light
of recent budget cuts, he said.
"We will continue to develop the
excellence that's here in many ways . . .
in a time when resources are less than
what they were."
See BIRDSALL, page 2
UNC student claims
former sports store
owner assaulted her
By Dana Pope
Assistant CJty Editor
A former downtown merchant was
arrested and charged Monday with second-degree
rape and a second-degree
sex offense, according to police reports.
Sean Christopher Gilchrist, 23, of
703-B Edwards St., Chapel Hill, was
arrested at 7:38 p.m. at his home in
connection with the rape of a University
student, the report states.
Two arrest warrants were served on
Gilchrist following an investigation by
Chapel Hill police detectives, the report
Police spokeswoman Jane Cousins
said Tuesday the rape occurred in the
early morning hours of Feb. 2 1 .
The womarsaid she met Gilchrist at
a party. Cousins said.
She initially did not seek to press
charges against Gilchrist and first re
See RAPE, page 2
concentrate on undergraduate programs
but at the same time didn't want to
ignore graduate programs, Bibbs said.
"We were comfortable in our deci
sions to grant authority to the 1 6 institu
tions to add new undergraduate and
graduate degree programs," he said.
Taylor said: "Every campus shouldn't
be the same. We don't need 16 UNC
Chapel Hills. Diversity is important
within the system, and it is good for the
See DEGREES, page 2