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Campus community celebrates the 47th anniversary of the United
Nations with a ceremony
PASSED: Red Barber, who died Thurs
day of pneumonia and kidney compli
cations. The 84-year-old baseball
broadcaster had been hospitalized si nee
Oct. 1 0, when he had emergency sur
gery for intestinal blockage.
Barber worked the mike for 33 sea
sons, covering the Cincinnati Reds,
Brooklyn Dodgers and N.Y. Yankees.
In 1 978, he and Mel Allen were the first
broadcasters inducted into the Base
ball Hall of Fame.
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Volume 100, Issue 87
Friday, October 23, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chancellor Paul Hardin spoke about
the black cultural center issue Thursday
at the Chapel Hill Senior Center, spot
lighting the University's commitment
to multiculturalism and equal treatment
for all students.
Hardin began his talk to town new
comers by describing recent weeks as
"a time when I have had to bear person
ally the brunt of some anger ... anger
that I can understand."
Hardin assured his audience that the
University did have a black cultural
center, adding that the current Sonja
Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center,
which is located in a former snack bar in
the Student Union, did not encourage
centers) are evil
dispel that notion,'
the BCC needed to
facility is too small
... we want an ex
emplary BCC," Paul Hardin
Hardin said. "(A
BCC) with dignity and self-respect, that
will reach out to the whole community
... a new, stronger, more adequate
Hardin also spoke about the media
coverage that black athletes involved in
the BCC issue had been receiving.
Hardin added that a reporter from
that black athletes had made the differ
ence in the BCC issue because they had
more power on campus than other stu
dents. "Every single student is a sacred trust
to our University," Hardin said. "Each
has exactly the same worth."
But Hardin said that the ABC report
did not include any of his remarks on
"If (the athletes) all walked off the
field one Saturday, it would not be the
end of the world or even the end of the
University," he said.
Hardin said that proponents for a
BCC in the past year were angered
when he said he did not support a free
standing BCC to be located on North
Campus, saying "we need a forum, not
architecture and that he wanted three
things from a free-standing BCC: a cen
tral campus location, an inviting archi
tectural plan and consideration for all
students on campus. Last week, Hardin
pledged his support for a new, free
Hardin also said he would not give in
to ultimatums or demands.
"I do have hang-ups about free
speech, process in the University and
how decisions are made," Hardin said.
"(Decisions) are not made by ultima
tum or confrontation."
Hardin added that the free-standing
BCC should reach out to all individual
students and faculty, regardless of race,
and assured the audience of his plans for
a free-standing center.
"We are now united in our desire to
style ... the kind of excellence this
University has been used to for 200
When asked by an audience member
if the BCC would be multicultural,
Hardin said that the University had a
Hardin added that the BCC would
not include areas or curriculum devoted
to other cultures, but that it must be
open to everyone.
"The solution we find to the chal
lenge must be one we can transfer to
other self-aware cultural groups,"
Hardin said. "We will have to find space
that we can set aside, in a dignified way,
for other cultural groups.
"(We can) express multiculturalism
by expressing separate cultures effec
The BCC would have open programs
and be designed to attract people, espe
cially good black faculty and speakers,
Hardin also was asked if incoming
University students were required to
attend a class or orientation session
"Some students come from smaller
towns where there are one, or at the
most, two races," Hardin said. "There's
a lot of eye-opening that needs to take
Hardin added that in summer and fall
orientation, students attended programs
concerning the multicultural makeup of
Hardin discussed the University's
See HARDIN, page 4
Cultural center board to
meet with working group
By James Lewis
The Black Cultural Center Advisory
Board and the BCC working group ap
pointed by Chancellor Paul Hardin plan
to meet before Nov. 4, despite an an
nouncement made earlier this week by
one advisory board member who said
meetings would not occur.
At Monday's meeting of the working
group, Harold Wallace, vice chancellor
for University affairs and chairman
emeritus of the BCC Advisory Board,
said in a statement on behalf of the'
advisory board that he welcomed the
efforts of the working group and en
couraged the working group to appoint
several of its members to join and work
with the advisory board.
"We welcome this opportunity to
acknowledge the willingness of this
working group to assist us in making
the free-standing Sonja Haynes Stone
Black Cultural Center a reality.
"The BCC Advisory Board invites
the working group to designate several
of its members to work with our Facility
Planning Committee as it develops ar
chitectural and programmatic plans for
the Center," Wallace said.
But the future of the talks were un
clear after BCC Advisory Board Vice
Chairwoman Trisha Merchant said the
advisory board would not meet with
members of the working group until
University administrators made a pub
lic statement in support of BCC Direc
tor Margo Crawford.
"We want the University to officially
and publicly sup
port her. We have
not gotten that in
chant said Tues
day. Merchant and
other members of
the coalition for a
BCC have repeat
edly accused jour
Chuck Stone and other members of the
faculty and administration of a con
spiracy to have Crawford fired.
Seniors Arnie Epps and Michelle
Thomas, also members of the advisory
board, declined to comment on the
Crawford situation and said only Mer
chant could comment.
Merchant could not be reached for
comment on Thursday.
Provost Richard McCormick said he
had been contacted and assured by the
advisory board that they still planned to
meet with members of the working
"The advisory board has contacted
me and confirmed Monday's commit
ment to meet with the working group
members," he said.
McCormick said he was waiting for
the advisory board to contact him to
work out a convenient time for the two
groups to meet.
He said he hoped the meeting would
take place before the next working group
meeting slated for Nov. 4.
McCormick said he was not aware of
a new ultimatum from the advisory board
for a public endorsement of Crawford.
Hardin, who retumedThursday from
a business trip, said he had received no
demands for his public support of
"I have been out of town three days,
but I assume the meeting will still take
place," he said.
"I have received no new ultimatums."
Hardin said he thought the two groups
would meet soon. Hardin endorsed a
free-standing BCC last week.
"I think things are as they stood after
Monday's working group meeting," he
"I think we can be reasonably opti
mistic." Campus Y Co-president Scott
Wilkens, a member of the advisory
board, said he was not aware of any
delay in the talks.
"As far as I'm aware, the talks have
not been called off; they are in progress,"
Student Body President John Moody,
also an advisory board member, said he
believed the talks would be an informal
Moody said he expected McCormick
would contact the advisory board and
would work out their relationships and
a format for the talks.
The Crawford controversy is not a
major obstacle to the talks, he said.
"The BCC Advisory Board has
voiced its support for Margo Crawford,"
"I don't think that it's a major barricade."
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Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority perform at Thursday took place in Carmichael Auditorium as part of the weeklong
night's step show. About 2,000 people attended the event, which Homecoming celebration.
Leaves shedding color on campus
Cable might be provided to dorms
By Brad Short
Students might have a chance to re
ceivecable in theirresidence halls in the
The possibility of cable in campus
residence halls surfaced again this se
mester. A proposed policy would pro
vide cable service and data and video
access for all campus dorm rooms.
University Housing Director Wayne
Kuncl said that a University planning
group had been working on the possi
bilities of bringing cable hookup to dor
mitory rooms and that the new proposal
included data and video access as well.
"That's been a goal for a long time,"
The idea of putting cable in the dorms
first arose in 1990, when students passed
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a referendum approving funding for
cable hookups. On March 27, 1990, the
vote was passed by 57 percent of the
The proposal included basic cable
hookup with stations such as ESPN,
MTV and The Black Entertainment
Network and premium channels avail
able at an additional expense. The pro
posal would have cost $30 per semes
ter, and the cost would have remained
the same for a 10-year period.
Larry Hicks, associate director for
business affairs, said that after the vote
in 1990, cable was not made an imme
"Not enough people voted for the
referendum to make it solid," Hicks
said. "In 1990, the proposal only in-
eluded cable TV, but we now have the
capabilitiesof lata hookup, which would
provide direct access to computer labs."
Kuncl said the first priority area for
cable hookup would be in the residence
halls on South Campus. Ehringhaus,
Craige and Hinton James residence halls
already are wired for cable, although
individual rooms are not yet cable-ready.
Hicks said Morrison Residence Hall
was the only South Campus dormitory
not already linked to the broad-band
"We want to enhance the quality of
student life in the southern region (of
campus)," he said. "The dorms in that
area already have computer labs.
'The data hookups would give resi
dents direct access to courseware, li-
See CABLE, page 4
What two events have red-blooded
Americans on the edge of their seats
every autumn, elections and the antici
pation of the new "Cheers" season not
withstanding? If you answered the World Series
and the changing colors of leaves, stop
studying for midterms because you are
an intellectual Gulliver among
This fall might prove to be one of the
most brilliant leaf seasons in recent
Ken Moore, assistant director of the
N.C. Botanical Garden, attributed this
showing to the unusual weather condi
tions of this growing season.
"Optimally, we'll have a nice grow
ing year with ample rainfall," he said.
"Bright sunny days and cool evenings
are ideal for optimal leaf color."
Leaves change to their fall plumage
for a number of reasons.
Chlorophyll, a green-plant pigment
essential in converting energy to sug
ars, plays the biggest role in the process.
A result of photosynthesis is the con
stant breakdown of chlorophyll.
During the spring and summer grow-
. ing seasons, plants continually replen
ish their supplies of chlorophyll. This
abundance of green blocks out the col
ors of other pigments within the plant
leaf. As fall approaches, the rate of
chlorophyll production slows down,
allowing the other colors to show.
Substances known as caratenoids
produce the golden-yellows, browns and
oranges. Anthocyanins produce the reds,
purples and all combinations in between.
UNC biology professor Jim Massey
agreed that this fall's unusual tempera
tures have influenced the leaf show.
"There are a great number of things
that enter into that process, including
temperature and rainfall," Massey said.
"This warm weather keeps the plant
growing and producing chlorophyll."
Despite the pressure of classes and
work schedules, many North Carolin
ians, both native and imported, find
time to notice the spectacular show put
on annually by the trees of our state.
"No one knows about the beautiful
color down in the eastern part of the
state with the maple, gum trees and
swamp cypress," Moore said. "One of
the most beautiful displays I ever saw
was down around the Carolina sand
hills when their native turkey oak trees
turned a deep crimson red, shaded un
der a canopy of dark evergreens."
Junior Stacie Weninger took a North
ern point of view. "Vermont, it's nice
up there," she said. "They have a lot of
Junior Erik Lohla said his loyalties
were closer to his new home in North
Carolina. "The mountains are where
it's at because they have a lot of trees
with leaves that change," he said.
Others like Chapel Hill leaves best.
'The most beautiful place I've seen
is on Airport Road facing back towards
downtown Chapel Hill," Massey said.
"Anywhere looking back down on the
town is spectacular."
Moore is also partial to local trees.
'The best place is right around Chapel
Hill and Carrboro. Almost every day I
drive around and see another bit of
Junior Ruth Underwood, a native of
Chapel Hill, thinks the best scenery is
on campus. "It's beautiful right over
around the Old Well," Underwood said.
"And the line of trees right in front of
Venable Hall is impressive."
Moore said many trees now were
changing colors at once. "It's a psyche
delic, massive, mind-blowing dose of
color, but the subtlety goes on all the .
UNC alma mater to many N.C. politicians; graduates remember their Tar Heel days
By Tara Duncan
Year after year, the University has
educated some of North Carolina's
prominent candidates for state and fed
eral government offices.
. For many of these politicians, UNC
gave them book knowledge but also
educated them in the art of politics and
how to communicate with people.
"I think UNC provided a good edu
cation for me as a student and as an
individual, especially if you pushed
yourself," said Art Pope, Republican
candidate for lieutenant governor, who
graduated from the University in 1978
with a degree in political science.
Pope, a self-proclaimed "dorm rat,"
said that while at
UNC, he did not
think he would go
into public office,
but that his educa
tion at the Univer
sity had helped
him in his political
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graduated from UNC.
"I think I had a sense of public ser
vice before getting to the campus be
cause my father was involved in poli
tics, but my experience there intensified
my interest in statewide politics," said
graduated in 1974
with a degree in
Wicker, a Phi
Beta Kappa gradu
ate, was the col
lege campus coor
dinator for the
senatorial race and
Democrat Robert Morgan's senate bid
"Experience in those races broad
ened my viewpoint in what it took to run
a statewide campaign," Wicker said.
U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C, who
is seeking re-election
said his years at
UNC helped him
see the positive
aspects in politics.
Price is running in
the 4th District.
"I was at Caro
lina during sit-ins,
the modern civil
and movements to
segregate," said Price, who graduated
in 1961 with a degree in history and
mathematics. "I learned positive les
sons on how those in political offices
could help people."
For Democrat Melvin Watt, U.S. 12th
District congressional candidate, UNC
helped him gain the personal confi
dence needed for public office.
"My time at Carolina was a period
when I needed positive reinforcement
and confidence," said Watt, a 1967
graduate in business administration. "I
learned I could compete with others."
Watt also applauded the way UNC
taught him to deal with different kinds
of people. The candidate said this was
an aspect that had helped him in public
Harlan Boyles, Democratic candi
date for state treasurer, said that the
connections he made while at UNC had
lasted throughout the years.
"I am most proud of the contacts that
I've made and cultivated at Carolina,"
Former classmates and contacts at
UNC have proved to be valuable in
campaigns, he said. "Mounting a cam
paign statewide is tremendous, and you
need to have contacts statewide to be
successful," he said. "Carolina gave a
Boyles.a 1951 accounting majorwho
lived in Old West, is proud to boast that
he went to UNC during the era of Charlie
"Choo Choo" Justice, a former UNC
football player who was arguably the
All of the UNC graduates said they
loved to return to campus for ball games,
meals on Franklin Street or just to walk
'Scuse me while I whip this out. Cleavon Little (1939-1992)