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Volume 100, Issue 40
Thursday, June 11, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Lawmakers balk at out -
By Peter Wallsten
A proposal in the state House of
Representatives to increase UNC's out-of-state
tuition by nearly $ 1 ,000 a year
would jeopardize the University's com
petitiveness, the UNC-system's chief
lobbyist said this week.
"It is very frustrating," said Jay
Robinson, UNC-system vice president
for public affairs. "We want to be in the
position that our programs get the best
graduate students in the world. We still
have some work to do to get the major
ity of the legislators to understand the
importance of getting the best graduate
New Old East
Renovations continue to Old East, the University's first building. The $4 million
construction project should be completed in time for the Bicentennial celebration.
Insurance plan unlikely
this year for grad students
By Richard Dean
Graduate students working as teach
ing, research or graduate assistants
shouldn't count on University-funded
health insurance next year, despite the
efforts of a task force formed by Chan
cellor Paul Hardin.
At a rally last March, leaders of
Graduate Students United requested a
$582-a-year plan for the University's
2,200 to 2,400 graduate student em
ployees. Hardin has called such a plan one of
his top priorities.
Funding for graduate student insur
ance would either be allocated by the
state legislature or would be found in
the University's present budget.
The legislature will not provide funds
for insurance in the 1992-93 academic
year, said Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange.
"During this year, there's absolutely no
chance," he said, adding that the legis
lature might support an insurance plan
for the 1993-94 year.
"If the University were to come and
say 'We've demonstrated the need, and
here's how it could be funded,' then
we'd be willing to look at it," Lee said.
Vice Chancellor for Graduate Stud
ies Mary Sue Coleman, who heads a
University task force formed last March
to examine the health insurance issue,
said few funds were available in the
"Finding money will be extremely
difficult," she said.
But Coleman said graduate student
insurance should be given a high prior
ity. "In this day and age, no individual
should have to go without a plan for
major health care," she said.
Coleman said the task force, which
will report to Hardin later this summer,
was analyzing the sources and amounts
of funding received by graduate stu
dents. Tim Long, incoming co-chairman of
You have got to prove your manhood
A House subcommittee this week
approved a budget plan that includes a
15-percent tuition increase for out-of-state
students and a 5-percent hike for
in-state students. The committee also
approved placing a bond issue on the
ballot that includes $300 million in
bonds for UNC-system construction. In
addition, the committee recommended
that the state keep 20 percent of over
head research receipts generated at the
University, rejecting Gov. Jim Martin's
proposal that the state keep 50 percent.
Tuition for non-resident students
would increase from $6,642 a year to
$7,638, while in-state students' tuition
Graduate Students United and a mem
ber of Coleman's task force, said the
report would show a need for increased
support of graduate students. Although
the task force also will recommend how
to use funds that become available, it is
not responsible for locating funds, Long
The University may provide some
money for insurance as soon as spring
1993, but such funding probably would
not be enough to pay health insurance
for all teaching and research assistants,
AH graduate students should receive
equal treatment, even if funds are lack
ing, Long said.
"It's very, very tricky to separate out
some grad students to get different
amounts depending on their duties,"
Long said he was convinced that
most administrators support the idea of
providing graduate students with insur
ance. "Chancellor Hardin and other ad
ministrators are concerned about grad
students' quality of life and about re
taining grad students," he said.
Many universities still do not offer
insurance for graduate employees, but
Long said such benefits are becoming a
trend among top research schools. He
added that health insurance here would
help compensate for stipends that, ac
cording to a 1989 GSU study, are lower
than stipends at comparable research
"It will help the University attract
and keep quality grad students, which
matters for research and for having the
best possible teachers for undergrads,"
Laurence Avery, chairman of the
English Department, said University
funded health insurance would make.
UNC more competitive.
"We're in competition with othertop
universities for top grad students, and
this would be an attraction."
would rise from about $774 a year to
Last year, the General Assembly ap
proved a 25-percent increase for out-of-state
students and a 20-percent hike for
The full House is expected to vote on
the plan by the end of the week. The
Senate may vote on a budget proposal
this week, although legislators have said
they expected the two bodies to dis
agree. Discussions to finalize a budget
bill could last several weeks.
"We're hoping the Senate will help
us get the (increase) down," Robinson
said, adding that UNC's out-of-state
tuition was in the top 25 percent of
UNC 's quality threatened
as libraries slash spending
By Jennifer Friedman
UNC's national reputation and over
all quality are related directly to the
status of its library system, experts said
"A library's prestige really helps the
university's," said David Taylor, un
dergraduate librarian. "You just name
the top 20 libraries and you've named
the top 20 universities."
But UNC Library officials said that
recent budget cuts and rising inflation
rates have combined to cause problems
for University libraries.
"Research libraries in general have
been able to purchase fewer materials
because of the impact of extraordinary
inflation in publishing and the dimin
ishing value of the dollar abroad," said
Larry Alford, assistant University li
brarian. In 1985-86 the UNC libraries ranked
1 Oth in expenditures for books, or mono
graphs, but fell to 48th in 1 990-9 1 , the
Association of Research Libraries
"We are purchasing 55 percent fewer
monographs than in 1984-85," Alford
Library officials said their inability
to purchase books now will only hurt
the library in the future.
"Books go out of print and you can't
find them later," Taylor said. "Even
though we have made those cuts . . . the
money we have for books may be 50
Catullo seeks to strike arrest from record
By Anna Griffin
Former UNC wrestler Carmen Ed
ward Catullo, who was acquitted this
spring on charges of second-degree
rape, attempted this week to have his
arrest eliminated from police records.
Catullo, 22, and his attorneys, Barry
Winston and Bill Massengale, asked
Superior Court Judge Gordon Battle
Monday to expunge all records of his
arrest and trial. Battle approved their
request to have the State Bureau of
Investigation study Catullo's record
in search of any prior arrests or con-,
victions, a process that could take up
All-American dream a
Lipson leads UNC women to 12th-place finish
By Brian Gould
For most college athletes, becoming
an All-American is something they can
only dream about.
But this is not the case for eight
members of the UNC men's and
women'soutdoor track and field squads.
Four women and four men witnessed
their dreams turn to reality by attaining
All-America status at the NCAA Cham
pionships last weekend in Austin, Texas.
Junior Lynda Lipson paced the UNC
women by earning All-America honors
in two events. She finished second in
the javelin with a throw of 173 feet and
eighth in the discus with a toss of 163
feet, 2 inches.
UNC head coach Dennis Craddock
said Lipson almost became an indi
vidual champion. "She led (the javelin)
all the way," he said. "The young lady
from Rice beat her on the last throw."
Rice's Valerie Tulloch took the javelin
title with a heave of 1 9 1 -2.
UNC senior Rebecca Russell placed
seventh in the 400-meter hurdles with a
time of 58.21 seconds to grab All-
down here whether you're a man or a
of - state
Although Robinson blasted the pro
posed out-of-state tuition increase, some
legislators supported increasing it even
Rep. Frank Rhodes, R-Forsyth, said
UNC should serve N.C. students, while
out-of-state students should pay the full
cost of their education here. UNC-system
officials estimated the total annual
cost of educating one student was
"I don't think it's the duty of the
North Carolina taxpayer to subsidize
out-of-state students," Rhodes said,
adding that Robinson's complaints
about UNC losing its competitiveness
EXPENDITURES for BOOKS
8 Calif., Berk.
10 North Carolina
14 Arizona State
17 Brigham Young
18 Cahf., San Diego
SOURCE: Association of Research Libraries
percent of what we had five years ago.
There are literally tens of thousands of
new things being published but they
cost money, and we don't have it."
In October 1990, library officials re
ported that more than 500 magazine and
journal subscriptions were canceled due
to lack of funds. Recently, 49 more
subscriptions were canceled.
Among 12 peer institutions in
cluding the University of. Virginia,
UCLA and the University of Michigan
to several months, Massengale said.
"They run a record check on a person
throughout the country," he said. "They
tend to take a long time because it's not
something they jump all over."
If the record check turns up no prior
convictions, Battle probably would ap
prove theexpunction, Massengale said.
Although assault charges still are
pending against Catullo, stemming from
an incident last year near his home town
of Summit, New Jersey, the check only
covers previous convictions,
If the expunction is granted, all po
lice records of Catullo's arrest and trial
will be destroyed. "It's a very useful
America honors in
the event. In addi
tion, she set a new
UNC and ACC
record in the 400
with a semifinals
time of 56.86.
"This is a great
pecially since this
is her first year
doing the 400
Another record-breaking perfor
mance came from UNC senior Nicky
Hudson, whose 5,578 points in the
heptathlon set a school record and placed
her sixth. Also, senior Tisha Waller
added another highlight to her career by
taking third in the high jump with a
mark of 6-034. Both Hudson and Waller
earned All-America honors.
Although hercoachesand some team
mates thought Waller would be dis
couraged after hot winning in her last
NCAA Championship meet, the All
American said she was not at all disap
pointed with her performance.
"I don't see that we need the pres
tige," he said. "They're going to come
here because of the low tuition, any
way." Rhodes said the state paid exorbitant
amounts of money for out-of-state stu
dents to attend the UNC medical school
and the N.C. School of the Arts.
"North Carolina's spending $53 mil
lion annually to subsidize out-of-state
students," he said. "I think that's ludi
crous." The University doesn't need students
from outside North Carol ina to improve
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18 Illinois, Urban
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48 North Carolina
UNC ranks last in nearly every cat
egory when comparing library systems,
said Tim Coggins, associate director of
the UNC law library.
Carol Jenkins, director of the Health
Sciences Library, said librarians were
going to have to learn to cope with less
state funding and fewer overall re
sources. "These are not temporary set
backs. They're long-term problems
See LIBRARIES, page 7
thing when potential employers ask
questions about your arrest record,"
Massengale said "You can say you've
never been arrested without perjuring
yourself. (Catullo) got so much nega
tivepublicity during the case. You can't
expunge newspaper clippings."
: Catullo's case, one of three local
rape cases this year involving UNC
athletes, brought a great deal of atten
tion to the issue of date rape and on the
guidelines for trying a rape case.
Another case involving a UNC ath
lete, former soccer player Thomas
Apartments, was scheduled to go to
trial sometime within the next two
at NCAA Championships; men finish 24th
"I was jumping well," said Waller,
who earned All-America honors for the
third time in her career. "I just moved
myself back and I got a little too far
away and I started reaching. It was just
a minor problem that I can correct.
"I basically went to nationals think
ing about being consistent and jumping
well because (Olympic) trials are com
ing up, and they're very much more
important than the NCAA Champion
ships." For the Tar Heel men, junior Paul
Foxen shattered a four-year-old school
record in the decathlon with 7,878 total
points. His sixth-place finish gave him
"It was 92 degrees, and the humidity
was so high," Craddock said. "It was
really tough to do 10 events, seven or
eight hours each day. He did great for
Junior Allen Johnson was third in the
1 10-meter hurdles with a time of 1 3.69.
He set a new UNC mark in the prelimi
naries by recording a time of 1 3.63. He,
too, garnered All-American honors.
"He was injured at the ACC Tourna
ment," Craddock said. "The perfor
Officer cites unfair
By Anna Griffin
In the first day of her Step 4 griev
ance hearing, UNC Police Officer
Keith Edwards and her attorney said
two UNC public safety officials de-:
nied her a promotion for racial and
gender reasons, and accused the of
ficials of unfairly administering a
Edwards, a black officer and an
18-year-veteran of the UNC public
safety department, contends that
John DeVitto, director of parking
and transportation and former in
terim police chief, and Major Robert
Porreca did not give her the same
opportunity given to Lt. Marcus
Perry, a white officer, to achieve the
position of crime prevention officer
(CPO) in August 1990.
"What we had was a tennis match
between a white man. Officer Perry,
and a black woman. Officer Edwards,
who at the time was undergoing a lot
of other stresses in her life," said
Alan McSurely, Edwards' attorney.
The Step-4 hearing, the final level
of the UNC-employee grievance pro
cedure, is expected to last through
Friday. Following testimony and the
presentation of evidence, adminis
trative law judge Beecher Gray will
send his recommendations to the
State Personnel Commission, which
will rule on the case.
Meanwhile, Edwards discrimina
tion case against seven UNC admin
istrators will be heard in Orange
County Superior Court June 22. She
is requesting $250,000 in damages.:
During Wednesday's hearing
McSurely said discrimination was
apparent in procedures and testing
used to determine the promotion.
On Aug. 30, 1990, after both of
ficers had applied for' the crime pre
vention officer position. Perry was
given an exam and sent to another
room to write down his answers,
McSurely said. Although Edwards
took the same exam, she answered
the questions in an oral interview
with DeVitto and Porreca, who su-
Sce EDWARDS, page 7
But Doug Kingsbery, attorney for
O'Connor, said he and Orange
Chatham District Attorney Carl Fox
were planning to postpone the trial
until later in the summer, probably
sometime in August. "The thinking is
that there are several students involved
here who wouldn't normally be in
Chapel Hill until later in the summer,"
O'Connor, a former co-captain of
the UNC soccer team, was charged
with second-degree rape this spring.
Following his arrest, the Palatine, 111.,
native was released on a $10,000 se
mance was a credit to his conditioning
through the fall and winter months."
Senior Sean Murray became a three
time All-American by finishing sixth in
the javelin with a mark of 225 feet, 1
inch. Junior Andre Williams also made
the All-America team with a 1 Oth-place
showing in the 5,000-meter run. He
posted a time of 14:45.71.
In the team standings, the UNC
women placed 12th with20 points, while
the Tar Heel men finished 24th with 1 2
points. The men's team might have fin
ished higher, were it not for the absence
of All-American sprinter Reggie Har
ris, who was suspended indefinitely last
month by UNC Athletic Director John
Swofford. In early May, Harris was
arrested and charged with second-degree
rape stemming from allegations by
another UNC student.
Craddock said he was pleased with
the performances of both the men's and
women's teams, not only at the NCAAs
but also during the season. Both squads
captured the ACC championship.
UNC will send about a dozen ath
letes to the Olympic Trials later in the
Gov. Ann Richards