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100th Year of Editorial Freedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
6 1992 DTH Publishing Corp.
All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 72
Wednesday, September 30, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bu tine w Advertising 962-116
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RIGHTS AT RISK
Pro-choice activists fight to maintain legality despite
eff arts by pro-life groups to dismantle abortion rights
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By Melissa Dewey
Since the appearance of a controver
sial advertisement in the Bull's Head
Bookshop September faculty-oriented
advertising newsletter, the bookstore
has received a wave of criticism.
Erica Eisdorfer, Bull's Head
Bookshop manager, said controversy
had surrounded a picture that appeared
on the cover of a bi-monthly newsletter
produced by bookstore staff.
The picture featured a cartoon image
of a naked women being carved up like
a piece of meat. The picture yas taken
from the book "The Sexual Politics of
Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical
Theory" by Carol Adams. It was printed
on the front cover of "Bull's Headlines"
without a caption.
The newsletter advertised a new cul
tural studies portion of the Bull's Head,
which is located in the Student Stores.
The cultural studies section is aimed at
the study of current trends in society,
"A trend in universities is . . . the idea
of (study ing) popular culture such as
soap operas, romances, Elvis and Walt
Disney as phenomenon that actually
do change the way we view the world,"
she said. Many of the new books are
avant-garde, express "cutting-edge"
theories and deal with oppressed
peoples, she said.
still under consideration
By James Lewis
UNC officials have not decided where
visitors to the George Watts Hill Alumni
Center, which is located directly adja
cent to the Ramshead parking lot, will
Administrators are working on a pro
posal to facilitate convenient parking
for alumni but have s;id no specific
BOT member Pope
says rape comments
By Michael Workman
Board of Trustees member John
Pope defended his recent comments
about date rape Tuesday as campus
leaders expressed outrage and pre
pared to meet to discuss the remarks.
During a discussion of campus se
curity at the Friday BOT meeting,
Pope said, "Any female and I prob
ably shouldn't say this - who wants
to go home with a bunch of drunken
boys at two or three o'clock in the
morning and then yell rape at eight
that morning, that female does not
have much sympathy in the general
Melinda Manning, co-chairwoman
of the Rope Action Project, said she
was very disturbed by the comment
: "I was absolutely horrified," she
said. "My first reaction was to say, 'I
can't believe they let this creep on the
Board of Trustees.'"
But Pope said in a phone interview
Tuesday that he did not regret what he
said at the meeting. "My comment
was not concerning the rapes and as
saults on female students," he said.
The comment concerned what the
University was doing to protect the
i The University has done enough to
ensure student safety and should en
courage personal responsibility in
stead, Pope said.
Some people misunderstood the
quote to mean that Pope thought
women who put themselves in dan
gerous situations had given up sexual
consent, Pope said.
I think (the comments) were con
All buses heading in the opposite direction drive off the face of the earth
Complaints about the cover picture
began after the newsletter was distrib
uted to campus faculty, Eisdorfer said.
Some people complained the picture
was not relevant, was inappropriate or
was manipulative, she said.
Eisdorfer said she published the pic
ture as an "ironic gesture."
"Many people didn't read the (ac
companying) article," Eisdorfer said.
The picture skewed the readers' im
pressions of the message both Adams
and the newsletter staff members in
tended, she said.
Eisdorfer said she later issued a memo
of apology to the campus community in
reaction to the complaints. "My main
intention was to let everyone know I
had not meant offense," she said.
Although she said others were in
volved in the decision to issue the memo,
Eisdorfer said the final decision to issue
the memo was hers. "My name is on the
memo .... I am the editor (of the news
letter)," she said. "The buck stops here."
Chuck Stone, a journalism professor
who teaches a course on censorship,
said he thought the decision to issue the
memo sounded like ex post facto pun
ishment. Stone said ex post facto pun
ishment was a form of censorship that
occurs after publication in which the
publisher feels pressured to apologize.
Stone said he acknowledged that after-the-fact
self-censorship also could
be at work in the newsletter situation.
plans will be released until at least late
October. The alumni center is sched
uled to open later this year.
Doug Dibbert, executive director of
the General Alumni Association, said it
would be "inappropriate to comment"
on the proposals until the information
had been released to the public.
Mary Fox, assistant director of exter
nal operations, said the UNC transpor
tation and parking department Monday
strued that way. and that is not the way
they were intended,'1 said Pope, who
has not denied making the remarks.
Manning said that the Rape Action
Project stressed personal responsibil
ity in its rape prevention seminars but
that prevention was not solely the
woman's responsibility. "All the re
sponsibility does not rest on the
woman's shoulders," she said.
Pope said his comments did not
indicate a lack of respect for rape
victims. "If anybody knows John Pope,
they know that 1 am a strong believer
in law and order," he said. '"As far as
I'm concerned, anybody guilty of rape,
the punishment cannot be too strong.'
Kathleen Benzaquia, adviser lo the
Rape Awareness Committee, refused
to respond to the comments but said
the committee planned to meet today
to discuss them.
Fellow BOT member Annette
Wood also refused to comment on the
remarks. "I don't think it would be
comments," she said.
Pope said he had received "five or
six" calls about his remarks. "Five of
them were favorable to the comment,"
he said. ''One was a student who was
very disturbed by it."
During his term on the BOT, Pope
has made several controversial state
ments concerning female students at
In 1989, be asserted that the large
number of women being admitted to
the University would cut down on the
amount of money donated by alumni.
Female graduates are more likely to
give money to their husband's col
leges than to UNC, Pope said.
"(The administration) should leave
editorial decisions to the bookstore ...
then hope they have better judgment,"
But Eisdorfer said censorship was
not an issue in the case of the newsletter.
"This is not an issue of free speech
.... This is an advertising agent of the
University, paid for by University
funds," she said. "It's important to ...
not offend people."
Eisdorfer said she had thrown out the
remaining copies of the newsletter. "F ve
ditched them all," she said. "(The issue)
Judith Blau, a sociology professor
specializing in cultural sociology, said
she thought the picture would serve to
draw attention to Adams' book.
"The Bull's Head (newsletter) al
ways draws attention to new and impor
tant books," Blau said. "(The picture)
might make people (think) . . . 'this might
be a good book to look at.' If that is the
perception women have, we'd better sit
up and take some stock of what is going
Blau said she thought the book was
written by a feminist and made use of
shock value. "Feminist authors use
shock tactics that of course make them
vulnerable to publicity," Blau said.
"Some type of clarification (should have
been given) so people knew (the news
letter) was not advocating brutality
submitted a proposal to Gene S wecker,
associate vice chancellor for facilities
Swecker said he had not yet read the
proposal and could not comment on the
After Swecker approves the memo, it
will be sent to the University legal coun
cil and then to Dibbert for final ap-
See PARKING, page 2
Congress bill would delete GSU, B-GLAD riders
By Ivan Arlington
An amendment to remove the riders
on the budgets of Bisexuals, Gay Men,
Lesbians and Allies for Diversity and
Graduate Students United will be intro
duced at tonight's Student Congress
meeting and will be considered by the
full congress at its Oct. 13 meeting.
The amendment, which will be intro
duced by Rep. Andrew Cohen, Dist. 6,
seeks to strike language attached to the
1992-93 student budget mandating that
neither organization can "use Student
Government funds in advocating, or
endorsing nor opposing legislation, gov
ernmental actions, candidates for pub
lic office or political action commit
tees." Cohen, who voted against the riders
last year, said he hoped the action would
eliminate the need for legal complaints
filed by B-GLAD and GSU.
He added that he was counting on a
less-conservative 74thStudent Congress
to aid him in passing the amendment.
"I'm hoping that the intellectual cli
mate in congress has changed enough
so that it will pass," Cohen said.
Representatives for both GSU and
UNC drops out of top 25 in
For the first time since U.S. News
and World Report's inception in 1986,
the magazine has left UNC off its an
nual ranking of the top 25 colleges and
universities in the country.
For the third year in a row. Harvard
University topped the list, followed by
Princeton University, Yale University
and Stanford University. This year
marked the fourth year these schools
have been ranked in the top four.
Also making the list were Duke Uni
versity at seventh and the University of
Clinton attacks stereotypes
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By Rebecah Moore
State and National Editor
RALEIGH Hillary Clinton, wife
of Democratic presidential candidate
Bill Clinton, discussed her interpreta
tion of the first lady's role in the
White House and outlined the Demo
cratic agenda at a round-table discus
sion at N.C. State University Tues
day. During the hour-long discussion
with seven reporters and editors from
various N.C. campus newspapers,
Clinton said that if she became the
first lady, she would "move away
from any kind of stereotyping."
"The women who've been there
before have done their best, given
who they were," she said. "Maybe
someday a man will be in that posi
tion." Clinton, who is a well-known
children's advocate, said she would
continue her fight to better the cir
cumstances faced by America's
"I want to be a voice for children in
the White House," she said. "Over the
last 20 years ... conditions for chil
dren and families have gotten worse,
"The children are the ones bearing
most of the burden," she added.
Clinton emphasized that women's
roles in society were changing.
"We ought to be sending the mes
sage that women today have wonder
ful opportunities ahead of them," said
Clinton, who has been criticized by
conservatives because of her career
as a lawyer.
But a woman's choice to be a full
time housewife should be looked upon
as a type of employment, she said.
"Our tax system does not encour
age the raising of children," Clinton
said. "We need a change so women
have a realistic chance to do that ...
let's try to make that possible."
Wliile her husband and U.S. Sen.
Al Gore, the Democratic candidate
for vice president, were obvious Re
publican targets at the GOP conven
tion, Mrs. Clinton also was attacked
by the Republicans in Houston.
"It's a real sign they don't have
much positive to say about America,"
she said. "The Republicans know
better than that."
The round-table discussion pro
vided a forum for Clinton to reach out
to younger voters. The babyboomer
campaign has emphasized themes
appealing to the younger generations.
B-GLAD said they
were caught un
aware by the
added they were
They also said
they hoped that the
newly elected con
gress would take a
line than the 73rd
B-GLAD co-chairman Doug
Ferguson predicted success in the com
ing weeks and said he was pleased with
the makeup of this year's congress.
Ferguson said he planned to ask to have
B-GLAD' s pre-trial hearing resched
uled, in the hope that Student Congress
would alleviate the need for the lawsuit,
which is being heard by the Student
"I believe we have the majority to get
it passed," Ferguson said.
"On the whole, congresspeople are
concerned with being fair; that is a
change from last year."
Ferguson said he hoped the body
would monitor student-group expendi
Virginia at 22nd, while UNC fell from
25th to 28th.
"UNC-Chapel Hill showed weakness
in the area of financial and faculty re
sources," said U.S. News and World
Report Senior Editor Robert Morse, who
was responsible for compiling the
Morse also attributed UNC's decline
in ranking to the increase in the quality
of other schools. "The other schools in
the top 25 improved while UNC-Chapel
Hill stayed the same," he said. "Emory
(which jumped to 21st) improved, and
with everything being so equal, some
body had to move out."
I f i s.
Hillary Clinton pauses during round-table
Because voters between the ages of
1 8 and 24 might be a decisive bracket in
the Novemberelection, Clinton encour
aged young people to realize the impor
tance of their choices.
"This election is more about your
future than ours," she said. "If all my
husband were doing in this campaign
was to move from one house to another
and go to Camp David for the weekend,
it wouldn't be worth doing."
Clinton, who earned a law degree,
from Yale Law School, then criticized
President Bush's implementation of
trickle-down economics, saying current
tax brackets and government benefits
targeted the wealthiest of society.
"Trickle-down economics hasn't
worked for anyone except for those at
tures while still
"The sooner we
get this resolution
(passed), the bet
ter," he said.
lots of goals for
the year. We
haven't been able
to get started, and it's kept us from
getting these things done."
Tim Long, co-chairman of the GSU,
was even more confident about the
"Obviously, we are pleased," he said.
"We plan to come out (with a group
publication) within the next two to three
"If the amendment is not passed, we
will challenge the rider officially."
Opposition to the amendment within
congress is expected.
Finance Committee Chairman Chris
Tuck, Dist. 12, said that while he sym
pathized with the groups' position, he
felt he must side with congress's origi
annual U.S. News rankings
Morse stressed that the ranking were
relative. Much is made about being in
the top 25, but there really isn't that
much difference between 25 th and 28th,
Each school was judged in a variety
of areas, including academic reputa
tion, faculty and financial resources,
average SAT scores and the student
Provost Richard McCormick said that
while the University's total score
dropped it to 28th place, UNC actually
jumped in academic reputation.
"The rankings were judged on a num
ber of things, in a number of catego
and never return.
discussion at N.C. State Tuesday
the very top who get very big tax
breaks " she said. - -
Because black voters also might be
a major determinant of the election
outcome, Clinton used her husband's
record as governor of Arkansas as an
example of his commitment to equal
"For Americans who have been
historically excluded . . . it's more im
portant that they have a change," she
said. "My husband has a history of
While both political parties have
made recent campaign swings through
the state, North Carolina has become
a key factor in the upcoming election,
See CLINTON, page 2 "
"I don't believe B-GLAD's claim
that we don't have a say in what the
money goes for," he said. ;
"If Student Congress is funding them,
then we do have a say.
"Perhaps the rider is not necessary,
but we can tell a group what they can
and cannot use money for."
Rep. Charlton Allen, Dist. 2 1 , agreed
with Tuck, but added that the standard
should be applied to all student groups
that receive student funding.
Allen said legislation should not be
used to discriminate but should be evenly
"I don't have a problem with the
riders, but they seem to single out
groups," he said. "I think the concept
should be applied equally." 1 ;
The riders were implemented last
year as an extension of the Student
Government Code, which does not al
low groups that are "politically parti-;
san," such as the Young Republicans or
Young Democrats, to be given student
fees. Student Supreme Court Chief Jus-;
tice Malcolm Turner put an injunction
on the riders this summer.
The amendment will be sent to the
Rules and Judiciary Committee next
week for recommendation.
ries," he said. "When it all came to
gether we declined, but it was a minimal
slip at worst."
McCormick, who came to UNC this
summer from Rutgers University, said
that while the drop was not significant,
it still was cause for some concern. J . ;
"It's a concern, but not all that much
of a concern," he said. "I'm sure that if
we finished numberone in the rankings,
I wouldn't be blabbering about the meth-;
odology of the poll. i ;
"The methodology of the rankings is
open to question. Since the rankingslq
exist, we would certainly prefer to e
back in the top 25." 5 ;