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Volume 100, Issue 50
Friday, August 28, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
New Great Hall party policy
allows late-night Union events
By Anna Griffin
Newly appointed Union director Don
Luse says a tentative policy on Great
Hall parties should help discourage vio
lence while allowing students to hold
dances and other events in the Student
The policy, which allows UNC stu
dents and guests from other schools to
attend Great Hall events, should help
deter the violence that broke out at a
Union party last year and that has be
come a growing trend at schools across
the country, Luse said.
"We feel that we have now some
Local, state SAT
rise in 1991-92
State ranks 48th in United States
after students improve performance
By Rebec ah Moore
Stair and National Editor
The scores are in.
After three years of combating low
Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, N.C.
students sent the state average soaring,
up 1 1 points from last year.
Figures released by the College Board
Wednesday showed the state verbal
average increased from 400 in 1991 to
405. The math average made a six-point
jump from 444 to 450.
State education officials and admin
istrators said the higher averages proved
the programs instituted to raise scores
"I think it's wonderful very, very
encouraging," said Del Burns, princi
pal at East Wake High School in Ra
leigh. "We're on a trend that I think
needs to continue."
In 1 989, North Carolina ranked 5 1 st,
behind 49 states and the District of
Columbia, subjecting the state to ridi
cule by the media and cartoonists across
The low rank prompted the N.C.
Department of Public Instruction to take
immediate action, hoping to increase
the state average, said Suzanne Triplet,
assistant state superintendent for re
Chapel Hill High students, faculty
praised for highest scores in state
By Dana Pope
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools
superintendent Neil Pedersen and school
board members Thursday praised stu
dents and faculty at Chapel Hill High
School for leading the state in Scholas
tic Aptitude Test scores in 1992.
"I'm particularly pleased that scores
have increased this year at the same
time participation has increased,"
Pedersen said Thursday.
School board members also said they
were pleased with black students' im
provement on the SAT.
The high school ranked first in North
Carolina and placed higher than the
national average on the SAT, which
colleges and universities use as an indi
cator for future performance of fresh
The school's average tolal score was
1058, representing a 22-point increase
from the 1990-91 school year. The av
erage verbal score was 503, and the
average math score was 555.
The state average for all students on
the SAT is 855, while the national aver
age is 899.
Almost 93 percent of the school's
students took the test during the 1991
92 school year, up from about 88 per
cent the year before.
"It' s rather amazing that 92.5 percent
of "our seniors took the test," Pedersen
said. "I think it really speaks well for
thing that works," he said. "We con
ducted a great deal of research, study
ing other schools' policies, before we
came up with this approach."
Under the new after-hours policy,
student groups that organize parties in
the Great Hall after regular Union hours
Have a total of four UNC police
officers present, at a charge of $400 to
the student organization;
Require that all guests walk through
a detector and be scanned with a hand
held metal detector, at a charge of $25;
Place six people as door monitors
for each Great Hall exit; and
Have at least six people from the
search and development at the N.C.
Department of Public Instruction.
"When we hit the bottom, we felt like
it was important to address the issue,
not because we hit bottom, but (the
1 989 results) showed our students aren ' t
prepared," she said.
John Dornan, executive director of
the N.C. Public School Forum, said
requiring students to take more rigor
ous academic courses and publishing
school annual reports were the key fac
tors for the increase.
N.C. high schools are stressing to
students the long-term benefits of tak
ing upper-level and advanced-placement
classes. Triplet said. '
Every high school student is required
to take a basic algebra course to gradu
ate. Triplet said. Since algebra ques
tions appear frequently on the math
portion of the SAT, this requirement
helped raise the math score, she said.
The N.C. Department of Public In
struction sends out annual performance
reports ranking each school on subjects
ranging from SAT scores to drop-out
rates, Doman said.
Since these reports are public knowl
edge, schools work harder to help stu-
See SAT, page 2
our students and teachers."
Pedersen said there was a general
trend toward higher SAT scores in the
system adding that students taking a
greater number of academic courses
contributed to the increase.
"Generally speaking, I believe we
offer a high quality college-bound pro
gram for students," Pedersen said.
School board member Judy Ortiz said
Thursday that parental involvement also
was an important factor in a student's
performance in school and on the SAT.
"We have parents who do more for
their kids before breakfast than a lot of
parents do all year," she said.
Ortiz said that she was not surprised
Chapel Hill High School students did
well but added that high SAT scores
usually followed socioeconomic and
"We'll be proud when we have the
top scores spread evenly," Ortiz said.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
spokeswoman Kim Hoke said black
students at the high school scored above
the national average for black students
but below white students.
Black students at the school aver
aged a total score of 749, while white
students averaged 1,118, Hoke said.
The national average was 737 for black
students and 933 for white students,
School board member Sue Baker also
See TEST, page 2
broiling, barbecuing whatever you want to call it
student organization serving as lobby
monitors and collecting tickets. These
six individuals must complete a crowd
control training program taught by the
Also, students attending the function
must show their student registration and
identification. Each student is allowed
to bring one guest who must show stu
dent photo identification from UNC or
another college or university. All guests
must register their name, school and
social security number before entering.
"The biggest change is in the admis
sions policy," said John Curtis, assis
tant director of Union operations. "If
there is a problem with somebody, hav
Pilot Gregg Bourdon prepares to take off in a Carolina Air Care Care operates statewide to bring patients to the hospital during
helicopter Thursday afternoon at UNC Hospitals. Carolina Air emergency situations.
Operating hours expanded
for dining halls, snack bars
Union Station change fulfills Moody campaign promise
By Gerri Baer
Increased hours of operation and
nutritious alternatives are two of the
changes students will see at campus
dining halls and snack bars this fall.
Chris Derby, Marriott Dining Ser
vices general manager, said the new
hours resulted from increased student
demand and the encouragement of Stu
Possible residence hall visitation
policy change faces more debate
Housing officials suggest decision could take
By Casella Foster
A proposal to revise the dormitory
visitation policy may not be finalized
until next semester, and at least one
member of the Housing Advisory Board
doesn't expect a change in the present
"I don't think it's going to happen,"
said Rick Chassey, chairman of the
Housing Advisory Board subcommit
tee that first made the proposal.
Chassey's subcommittee drafted the
resolution last spring. If implemented,
the resolution would allow dorm resi
dents to determine what type of visita
tion policy their building would follow.
"There's a lot of legitimate concerns
about how it will be implemented,"
ing them register before entering as
sures we can find them later."
Having the UNC student register
makes them automatically responsible
for the actions of their guest, Curtis
said. "The UNC student basically buys
into ownership for their guest's behav
ior," he said.
The new policy is the product of
several months of talks between UNC
students, administrators and Union of
ficials, Curtis said. Representatives from
the Black Student Movement, the Black
Greek Council, the office of the Dean of
Students, the office of the vice chancel-
See GREAT HALL, page 9
dent Body President John Moody.
Derby said Moody, who made in
creased Union Station hours part of his
campaign platform, contacted him over
the summer about potential changes.
The new operating hours will be in
effect for a 30-day trial period so
Marriott officials can assess whether
the changes meet students' needs, Derby
said. "We'll try it for 30 days, evaluate
it and see where we can go," he said.
Chassey said. "I don't see anything hap
pening until at least next year.
The proposed policy has been ap
proved by the Housing Advisory Board,
which sent it back to the subcommittee
last spring with comments and sug
Wayne Kuncl, director of University
housing, said a final decision on the
plan would come after a yet to be formed
Housing Advisory Board subcommit
tee finished gathering data and made a
While the present visitation policy
allows guests of the opposite sex in
dorm rooms between 9 a.m. and 1 a.m.
on weekdays and 9 a.m. and 2 a.m. on
weekends, the proposal would allow
residents to choose:
To keep the present policy;
Great Hall party guidelines
A total of four UNC police officers must attend each event. The charge for this
service is $400 per event.
A walk-through metal detector and a hand-held metal detector must be used
on each person attending the event. The charge for this service is $25 for one
Six individuals must serve as door monitors for each exit of the Great Hall.
These individuals must have completed a crowd-control training course
taught by the UNC police.
A minimum of six people must act as representatives of the student organi
zation sponsoring the event. These individuals are responsible for collection
andor distribution of tickets and will check for proper identification.
The adviser(s) of the sponsoring organization must attend the event.
The collection point and distribution point for admission to the event shall be
located inside the South Road parking lot outside the Carolina Union.
Purchase of tickets and admission to the party shall require a current UNC ID.
Individuals with a current UNC ID are permitted to admit one guest who must
provide a current college ID and a photo ID.
At 1 1 p.m., UNC police will block off access to the South Road parking bt
outside the Carolina Union.
UNC police will enforce the fire marshal's 822-person limit capacity in the
Any organization which fails to provide adequate staffing, comply with any
tenet of this policy, seeks to subvert any part of this policy or fails to pay for
expenses incurred, shall be denied use of the Great Hall and any other
Carolina Union facility for no less than one year.
Source: Carolina Union Director's Office
As per Moody's campaign promise,
Union Station now will stay open until
1 1 :30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
and until 10 p.m. on Saturday. For stu
dents who want a more substantial din
ner after 7:30 p.m., when Lenoir and
Chase dining halls close, the Cutting
Board will stay open until 9 p.m. Mon
day through Thursday.
See DINING HALLS, page 9
several more months
To keep the present policy for week
days with unlimited visitation on the
Or to implement a policy that would
allow completely unlimited visitation.
Several area directors polled on the
proposal di sagreed on whether the policy
should be changed.
Wayne Thompson, Lower Quad area
director, said he approved of the pro
posal. "I like the potential plan because
it has so many options," he said, adding
that students in his area had varying
opinions about the visitation policy.
The new policy may be more accept
able to students because it allows them
to choose the policy they feel the most
comfortable with, Thompson said.
See VISITATION, page 2
is an art. James Beard
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Jay Robinson, UNC vice president
for system affairs, was the eighth most
effective lobbyist to the 1991 General
Assembly, according to a N.C. Center
for Public Policy Research poll.
Robinson, the UNC system' s top lob
byist, was ranked 11th in the survey
conducted two years ago. The Center
for Public Policy Research, a non-profit
Raleigh organization, conducts the stud
ies every two years, coinciding with the
longer biannual sessions of the state
Lobbyists are ranked by their peers,
said Kim Otten, a political analyst at the
"The people who respond to the sur
vey are asked to list the 10 most effec
tive lobbyists off the top of their heads,"
she said. Legislators from the House
and the Senate, registered lobbyists and
members of the capital press are polled,
Marvin Musselwhite, a Raleigh at
torney who ranked just behind Robinson
in the poll, said the UNC-system lobby
ist gained in the poll because of his hard
work in the General Assembly.
"I'll say that I've observed Jay over
the years, and I don't know of anybody
who puts in longer hours or works harder
for their client than Jay does,"
Musselwhite said. "The entity he repre
sents is difficult. I think he's well-deserving
of the rank."
Although UNC-system President
CD. Spangler praised Robinson's ef
forts in the General Assembly, he said
he did not consider Robinson a lobby
ist, but more of a representative of the
"He explains the various things we're
doing on all 16 campuses, and he also
answers questions," Spangler said.
Robinson also said he did not con
sider himself a lobbyist for UNC
schools. "I guess according to North
Carolina statutes I'm considered a legal
liaison," he said. "(But) I don't consider
myself a lobbyist."
Robinson said usually the only lob
byists who ranked highly in the poll
represented commercial businesses and,
have multiple clients.
"It's flattering to be ranked that high,",
he said. "UNC is a wonderful organiza
tion to represent. There are so many:
issues involved in the University." ;
Robinson said one of his biggest sue-:
cesses during the past session of the;
General Assembly was his work against,
Gov. Jim Martin's proposal that the;
state take 50 percent of overhead re-;
ceipts from UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C;
State University, the system's two re-;
search universities, in an effort to alle-;
viate the budget shortfall. ;
Martin had suggested that, in addi-;
tion to raising tuition this year, the leg-;
islature take away more over receipts;
research funds and grants from pri-;
vate corporations and the federal gov--emment
from UNC-Chapel Hill and
N.C. State. In their 1991-92 budget,
legislators ordered that 20 percent of
each school's overhead receipts be re
turned to the state.
"We saved the Chapel Hill campus
over $1 1 million," Robinson said.
See ROBINSON, page 2