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By Brad Short
The panel that will decide on a con
crete plan for an expanded or new black
cultural center will receive additional
help from three UNC faculty members.
Harold Wallace, vice chancellor for
University affairs and the former head
of the BCC Advisory Board, will assist
in the process. The BCC Advisory Board
has refused to participate in the 14
member group headed by Provost Rich
The other two faculty members to
join in the discussions are Edith Wiggins
and Gordon Rutherford. Wiggins is the
associate vice chancellor for student
affairs, the division that oversees the
BCC. Rutherford is a university archi
tect and facilities expert. His division
will be responsible for the actual build
ing plans of the BCC.
Although the three administrators will
not be actual members of the panel, they
will add to the discussions in their area
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Council to mull telephone, video participation
By Katy Wurth
The Chapel Hill Town Council will
decide at a meeting tonight whether to
propose a resolution allowing council
members to participate in meetings via
telephone or video transmission when
they are absent.
The proposed bill would come be
fore the N.C. General Assembly for
approval in 1993.
Chapel Hill Town Attorney Ralph
Karpinos prepared a report on absentee
participation at the request of council
member Alan Rimer.
Rimer said Monday, "There are those
of us in business who are forced to be
absent some of the time, but this does
Board of Trustees approves
By Kristen Huffman
The UNC Board ofTrustees approved
thedesign of a new $25.8 million Kenan
Flagler School of Business facility dur
ing a closed-session meeting Friday.
The four-story brick building will be
built on an approved site southeast of
Kenan Center near the Dean E. Smith
The 180,000-square-foot building
will house business offices, classes and
seminar rooms for the business school,
now located in Carroll Hall. The School
of Journalsim and Mass Communica
tions is expected to take over Carroll
Wallace has been an ardent supporter
of the coalition for a free-standing BCC.
The coalition, which has joined the BCC
Advisory Board in refusing to partici
pate in the committee, had no comment
on Wallace joining the discussions.
"(Wallace) is, in effect, a member of
the group but is not an actual member of
the panel," McCormick said. "He will
assist in the discussions."
Also Monday, McCormick said there
were two ways in which the coalition
could express their views without actu
ally joining the panel.
"Members of the coalition could at
tend meetings without becoming mem
bers of the group," he said. "The second
way would be for the working group to
circulate their draft report to members
of the BCC Advisory Board or leaders
of the coalition before it's given to
Chancellor (Paul) Hardin."
McCormick said the second option
would enable the group to react to the
report and suggest ways to improve it
not preclude us from participating in the
conversations via telephone."
The council has allowed use of tele
phones to connect council members to
meetings in the past, Karpinos' report
states. But members connected by tele
phone are not counted present and are
not allowed to vote, the report adds.
The new resolution would allow full
participation including voting by tele
phone or video transmission.
"It is my opinion that in order for the
council to adopt a procedure whereby
physically absent council members may
participate fully in council meetings
and decision making, legislative autho
rization is necessary," according to
University Professor David
once the business school moves.
Although the $ 1 million design has
been approved, officials still are wait
ing to acquire sufficient funding.
The proposed budget of the new fa
cility would consist of $ 1 0 million worth
of private funding and a state appropria
tion of $15.8 million.
According to Gordon Rutherford,
director of facilities planning and de
sign, only $3 million has been appropri
ated by the state.
"We do not have the construction
funding yet," Rutherford said.
"It was in the bond issue but was not
passed this time. Presumably it will be
presented in a bond package to the '93
No man is
before it becomes final.
McCormick proposed the two ideas
at a luncheon with student leaders Mon
day. "We are still seeking a way to have
the working group and coalition mem
bers working together," he said.
The working group will hold its first
official meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The meeting will consist of the panel
along with the three additions to the
Adrian Patillo, a member of the work
ing group and a junior from Chapel Hill,
said things had gone well so far.
"It' s been pretty much friendly talk,"
Patillo said. "We're looking forward to
Thursday to see how it's going to go."
Patillo said McCormick wanted the
committee gathering to be an open meet
ing. "There is still that open invitation
for any coalition leaders who want to sit
in and actually be a part of the commit
tee," he said.
Rutherford, reached at his home
Monday night, had no comment on his
role in the discussions. "I'm going to
Staff questions new
By Steve Robblee
Although the revised grievance policy
proposed by Chancellor Paul Hardin
will be considered by the State Person
nel Commission Oct. 6, organizations
representing campus employees still
have not been notified by UNC admin
istrators about the changes.
Neither District 35 of the State Em
ployees Association of North Carolina,
which acts on behalf of non-faculty
University employees, nor the newly
formed UNC Employee Forum has re
ceived any information from the chan
cellor regarding his proposal.
Laurie Charest, vice chancellor for
human resources, said that copies of the
chancellor's policy had been sent out
through the mail and that SEANC and
the Employee Forum should receive
them early this week.
The chancellor's new policy is slated
to go before the State Personnel Com
mission Oct. 6, where, if approved, it
would become law. '
Paula Schubert, chairwoman of
SEANC's District 35, said she still did
not have any information from the
chancellor's office, although she had
heard about some of the proposed
changes from other sources.
Schubert said she approved of some
of the proposed changes, such as short
ening the deadline for Step 2 hearings
from 30 days to 15 days, but was con
cerned about the fact that there were no
sanctions imposed for grievances not
settled according to the policy sched
Lawrence and attorney Ellis Hankins of
the N.C. League of Municipalities
agreed that there were no precedents for
"electronic meetings" in the state of
Lawrence said, "Given this estab
lished tradition, I think it would be
dangerous for a local government to
seek to depart from it and allow partici
pation and voting by persons not physi
cally present, unless the local govern
ment received legislative authorization."
Mayor Ken Broun and several coun
cil members also expressed concern
about participation by telephone or video
"My general reaction is not favor
able," Broun said. "I think people need
to be there."
design for $25.8 million business school
UNC officials had hoped to include
the construction costs as part of a
systemwide construction bond that the
General Assembly will consider for the
second time in its 1993 session. The
General Assembly will considerwhether
to put the bond issue on the November
"I'm hopeful that the legislature will
be able to find the necessary funds to
fund the balance at the next session of
the General Assembly," BOT member
David Ward said.
Because funding has not yet been
secured, the date of construction is still
lonely while eating
participate in the discussions, but we
haven't even met yet, so I don't have
In addition to Patillo and McCormick,
the panel includes: Deloris Jordan,
mother of former UNC basketball star
Michael Jordan; Charlotte architect and
former Mayor Harvey Gantt; Wendell
and Doris Haynes, the parents of the
late UNC professor Sonja Haynes Stone;
Faculty Council Chairman James Pea
cock; Richard Cole, dean of the School
of Journalism and Mass Communica
tion; Robert Eubanks, former chairman
of the UNC Board of Trustees; Richard
Williams, a 1975 UNC graduate; John
Turner, dean emeritus of the School of
Social Work; Judith Wegner, dean of
the law school; Student Body Vice Presi
dent Charles Higgins; and doctoral stu
dent Patrick Rivers.
McCormick said he still hoped to add
at least one UNC staff member to the
committee. "Right now, no ... staff
members are on the working group," he
said. "It really should be balanced."
Schubert also expressed frustration
that Hardin had not presented her with
a copy of the proposal before submit
ting it to the Office of State Personnel,
the organization that reviewed the griev
ance procedure and sent it on to the
State Personnel Commission.
"Especially since we played such a
participatory role two years ago, it would
have made sense for him to bring it back
to (SEANC) before he sent it on to
Raleigh," she said. "Even now, it's not
too late to bring it to salvage some
Schubert said the chancellor did not
need to rush the changes through. She
said she would like to see the meeting
with the State Personnel Commission
pushed back until staff members had
been given a chance to voice their opin
ions on the proposal.
Charest, who heads the office that
first receives grievance complaints, said
the State Personnel Commission met
every two months with an agenda that
was set weeks in advance. She added
that she did not think the grievance
proposal would be pushed back until
the next meeting, although it could be
possible to do so.
Kay Wijnberg, chairwoman of the
Employee Forum, said that the new
grievance policy was not on the agenda
for its next meeting, set for Oct. 7.
The Oct. 7 meeting will be the first
for the Employee Forum since delegates
were elected Sept. 9. The group's main
See GRIEVANCE, page 2
Council member Joyce Brown was
concerned about the effect "electronic
meetings" would have on representa
"We need to be in touch with the
people we are representing," Brown
said. "We need to be physically present
Council member Joe Herzenberg said
his initial reaction was one of reserva
tion. "Maybe I' m old-fashioned, but I think
it's preferable to be there," he said.
"You need to consider how much you
miss by not being there, and how much
the public misses by the elected official
not being there."
See PHONE, page 2
"At this point, probably the earliest
we could begin construction would be
12 to 15 months, and that's only if we
get the funding," Rutherford said.
Planning for the building began in
1989 when the General Assembly di
rected $ 1 million toward the design of a
Members of die Board of Trustees
have worked with the architectural firm
of Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood to
approve a design.
Gene Swecker, associate vice chan
cellor for facilities management, said
the proposed appearance of the build
ing was very striking.
The building will have an auditorium
spaghetti. Robert Morley
topic of forum
By Gautam Khandthval
The history and major arguments
in the controversy over a free-standing
black cultural center were the sub
ject of an hourlong debate Monday
The debate, which was organized
by Teague Residence Hall resident
assistants, was held in the Teague
Michelle Thomas, president of the
the BCC, and Fitzgerald Edwards, a
1991 UNC graduate, represented the
Students for a Multicultural Center.
Provost Richard McCormick, who is
heading a newly formed committee to
establish plans for a new or expanded
BCC, also was present at the meeting.
Thomas said (hat the original docu
mentation for the BCC began in Feb
ruary 1984 and that in the following
months, steps were taken to address
the BCC issue. "On April 19, 1984,
the BCC planning committee held its
first meeting and received a charge
from Vice Chancellor (Donald)
Boulton to develop a statement to
suggest a organizational structure to
operate the advisory board of the
BCC," she said.
In July 1988, after going through
"a lot of red tape," the BCC opened,
Thomas said, Boulton said the BCC
could operate until space could be
found to accommodate a building for
the center, she said.
In September 1 989, the University
Facilities Planning and Design Com
mittee conducted a study on the feasi
bility of a free-standing BCC. Tho
mas said she couldn't find any evi
dence that plans for the construction
of the BCC building went any further.
"Now three years later, the chan
cellor is proposing again that we form
another advisory committee to come
up with some idea for (lie expansion
of the BCC," she said.
Edwards, who spoke in favor of a
multicultural center, said the Univer
Grad planning students
join coalition for BCC
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
Members of the Planners' Forum, a
group of students from the Graduate
School of City and Regional Planning,
voted unanimously Monday to join the
coalition for a free-standing black cul
tural center after presentations of both
sides of the BCC issue by Student Body
President John Moody and Black Stu
dent Movement President Michelle
Despite some disagreement about the
BCC, including whether the University
actually had promised to build a free
standing center, Planners' Forum mem
bers voted to join the coalition to work
toward the four goals set for a new
BCC: that the center be free-standing,
that it be named after the late professor
Sonja Stone, that students be involved
in planning and coordinating center ac
tivities, and that all activities within the
center be consistent with the present
BCC missions statement.
Sam Lavner, who organized the pre-
at one end, a series of arches and a
prominent entrance. It also will face
into a courtyard.
Officials say they are pleased with
the design of the new building.
"It will reflect the character of the
architecture on campus," Rutherford
Ward agreed, adding, "1 think the
business school building is an outstand
ing design and will be very functional
for what it is designed to do."
Swecker and Ward both said the busi
ness school design was less ornate than
a proposed law school addition design
that the Board ofTrustees rejected at its
sity needed a place where all cultures
could come together, "All ethnic
groups need to express their cultural
heritage," he said, adding that if a
BCC were constructed, other ethnic
groups on campus would also want a
building representing their cultures.
"The only reason other ethnic
groups on campus have not come for
ward demanding a center is that they
haven't reached their critical num
ber," he said. "It takes a certain num
ber of people to come forward."
Edwards said Chancellor Paul
Hardin was reading to the demands of
the coalition for a free-standing BCC
and was not considering the needs of
all students. "Paul Hardin has nly
been responding to the loudest politi
cal voice on campus," he said.
By allowing construction of a free
standing BCC, Hardin would allow
conflicts to arise about who would be
able to receive cultural centers,
The biggest problem in the debate
is the lack of public land, Edwards
said. "Where are we going to put all
these cultural outposts?" he asked.
; He said that all cultural groups on
campus should be given a chance to
express their heritage and that this
only could be done by (he formation
of an MC.
McCormick, who took over as pro
vost June 1 , said he had trouble under
s standing why there was such a large
controversy- over whethei.,the.-BCC
would be free-standing. vNo one
seemed to be disputing the impor
tance of the Sonja Haynes Stone Black
Cultural Center or die woeful inad
equacy of its facilities," he said.
McCormick said the debate over a
free-standing BCC arose from the way
in which the dialogue developed be
tween Hardin and the students.
"I promise you that the panel which
was created to consider proposals for
the BCC is not a stall tactic," he said.
McCormick said African-American
literature, art and history were
prominent and deserve recognition.
sentation, said the Planners' Forum
members' decision to support the coali
tion marked the first time the group had
taken a stand on a campus issue. He said
one of the goals of this year's Planners'
Forum was to become more involved in
campus and community issues.
"The (planning) department is char
acterized by people from different fields
with divergent interests," Lavner said.
"For us to agree unanimously points to
the strength of not just Michelle's pre
sentation, but to the legitimacy of the
four basic demands."
Lavner said Planners' Forum mem
bers were particularly interested in the
BCC debate because of the nature of the
Students in the Department of City
and Regional Planning, a graduate de
partment located in New East, focus on
the public sector, he said. Planning de
partment students may concentrate in a
broad range of interests from housing
and economic development to land use
and environmental planning.
"That's one of the reasons the issue
of land and space are so important to
us," Lavner said. "It happens to be the
type of local issue that is in the context
of one social issue that we'll face as
Discussion preceding the unanimous
vote centered on whether the Univer
sity actually had made a commitment to
build a free-standing center, whether it
was feasible and whether there was
space on campus to build another build
ing. The question of space has been
Moody's primary argument against
building a free-standing BCC. Although
he said in his presentation that he ac
knowledged the need for expanded fa
cilities for the present BCC, Moody
asserted that many University depart-
See FORUM, page 7