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VOTED: As the American League's
Cy Young winner, Dennis Eckersley.
The dominating Oakland Athletics
pitcher became the first reliever to win
the AL honor since 1984. Jack
McDowell of the Chicago White Sox
finished second, and Boston's Roger
Clemens placed third.
STAYING PUT: For nowthe San
Francisco Giants. Tuesday in Scotts
dale, Ariz., baseball owners'rejeded
theCiants' move to St. Petersburg, Fla.
' Native Americans, tlie smallest minority in the state and
on campus, struggle for equality and fairness
Two UNC athletes are vying to become die second woman
ever to dunk in a college game
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Student Support Coalition for
UNC Houskeepers will have a
strategy session at 7 p.m. in the
Sonja H. Stone BCC.
100th Year of Editorial Freedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
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Volume 100, Issue 100
Wednesday, November 11, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chuck Davis of the Chuck Davis African Dance Ensemble leads performance of traditional African dance Tuesday evening in
a crowd of about 200 people in a chant during the group's Great Hall.
Baptist convention decides
not to readmit local church
The Baptist State Convention voted
Tuesday in Winston-Salem to uphold
the decision made earlier this year to
exclude a Chapel Hill baptist church for
its stand on homosexuality.
"The convention overwhelmingly
voted to affirm what the general board
did (last year)," said Bill Boatwright,
director of communications at the con
vention. The convention voted in April to
exclude Olin T. Binkley Memorial Bap
tist Church, located off of U.S. 15-501,
for agreeing to license a gay Duke Di
vinity school student, and Pullen Me
morial Baptist Church of Raleigh for
blessing the union of two gay men.
Boatwright said members at the con
vention did not debate the issue of sexu
ality but rather the right of the conven
tion to act as it did.
'92 vote winners may
By Steve Robblee
From state representatives to President-elect
Clinton, recently elected gov
ernment officials have the power to
affect the University in many ways.
While none of the new or re-elected
state and national officials claim to have
all the answers, they each have pro
posed plans that would affect UNC.
The N.C. General Assembly has the
most power of any governing body over
the universities in the UNC system.
The General Assembly controls the
budget and sets the tuition for each of
the 16 UNC-system universities. The
Editorial stirs controversy,
raises conciousness at UNC-C
By ilvan Arlington
A recent editorial in the University
of North Carolina-Charlotte student
newspaper has students .at UNC-C
discussing and try ing to alleviate cam
pus racial tensions.
The UNC-C University Times pub
lished an Oct. 1 editorial that sarcasti
cally called on minority students to
stop their criticism of the newspaper's
single-culture coverage, saying: "We
are faced with the responsibUity of
serving and infeoraing the needs and
interests of communities with which
we have little or no contact."
The editorial went on to stale that
the lack of minority involvement on
the paper could be construed to mean
that "minority students have so inter
Because of the strong support to up
hold the convention's previous deci
sion, the discussion was not particularly
long or drawn out, Boatwright said.
The decision does not infringe on the
autonomy of local churches, he added.
"The convention exercised its au
tonomy to exclude the churches, and
the churches exercised their autonomy
to do what they did," he said. "This
issue has been rather decisive against
homosexuality in past cases."
Kathy Staley, co-chairwoman of
UNC's Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbians
and Allies for Diversity, said, "Person
ally, I'm not surprised (with the deci
sion). "By ostracizing their members, they
are showing a lot of intolerance," Staley
added. "That shows what homophobia
Doug Ferguson, co-chairman of B
GLAD, agreed and said, "I'm not sur
prised at all.
University' s budget has been under par
ticular scrutiny for the past few years
because of the state's budget shortfall
and the lack of adequate funding for the
Rep. Anne Barnes, D-Orange, who
was re-elected, said she did not think
the General Assembly would have a lot
of money left over from the budget
"So far we're operating close to bud
get projections," Barnes said. She added
that this also meant the state would be
less likely to face a budget shortfall.
A shortfall potentially could take
money away from the University.
Both Barnes and Rep. Joe Hackney,
D-Orange, who also was re-elected last
week, said they saw the need for more
est, or that they do hot read or write,"
adding, "We doubt this is the case."
The article prompted widespread
criticism and unfounded rumors that
Student Body President Derrick
Griffith was going to block the
Black campus leaders, upset about
the editorial, joined UNC-C student
Taryn Boone, a junior from Durham,
in organizing a forum to address cam
pus racial tensions. "I read (the edito
rial), and I thought it was awful,"
Boone said. "I Uumctoemxnirage par
ticipation, you don't need to use ste
reotypes." The forum attracted almost 250
people and gave students the chance
to speak about their experiences with
See UNC-C, page 2
The only time Hook down on someone is
"I think it's going to be a long time
before all Christians see that what they
are doing is using the Bible as a weapon
against a group that they don't under
stand," Ferguson said.
Ferguson added that although most
Christians preach love, he believed they
essentially were preaching hatred by
the way they treated gays and lesbians.
Some denominations, such as the
Methodist and Presbyterian sects, have
begun to change their views on homo
sexuality, Ferguson said.
"I think it will be a long time before
we see Southern Baptists preaching the
truth that Christ really preached, which
was love and not condemnation and not
lies," he said.
"Those of us who are Christians want
to be accepted by our churches, by the
faith we believe in," Ferguson added.
A spokeswoman for Binkley Memo
rial Baptist Church refused to comment
Tuesday about the decision.
money to be allotted to the University's
"I personally hope we can address
the library system, which has been lack
ing for some time," Barnes said.
Hackney agreed, saying, "(The lack
of funding for the libraries and comput
ers) are two of the needs that are known
by the legislature."
Provost Richard McCormick said he
thought the state would have to recog
nize the need for increased investment
in computing and libraries to make sure
the University fulfilled its potential.
The General Assembly has been criti
cized by students for increasing tuition
twice during the past two years.
See PROMISES, page 2
System enrollment on
By Casella Foster
Although enrollment at the 1 6 UNC
system schools has increased by 2 per
cent overall during the past few years,
UNC-CH enrollment has stayed con
stant, a UNC-system official said.
According to a Nov. 4 article in The
Chronicle of Higher Education, some
colleges across the nation experienced
an increase in enrollment during the
past few years.
"The only reason (enrollment) has
not increased (at UNC-CH) is because
it' s controlled," said Jay Robinson, vice
president of public affairs for the UNC
Robinson said UNC-CH officials
wanted to limit the number of students
admitted to the University to maintain
the size of the student body.
Enrollment at N.C. State University
to proffeor5 ffigtate
By Melissa Dewey
Students upset with the tenure pro
cess and angry at University adminis
trators have been rallying around two
award-winning professors who are on
the verge of losing their jobs.
Kevin Stewart, assistant professor of
geology, and Paul Ferguson, assistant
professor of speech communication,
recently were denied tenure status even
though they both had won prestigious
undergraduate teaching awards.
Geology students have been rallying
around Stewart since September, when
he was denied tenure from the geology
department after being recommended
for tenure twice.
About half of all geology graduate
students signed a letter to Stephen
Birdsall, dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences, stating their support for
Stewart. Copies were sent to geology
department Chairman Paul Fullagar,
Chancellor Paul Hardin and UNC-sys-tem
President CD. Spangler.
The Sept. 16 letter stated that deny
ing Stewart tenure showed the lack of
Robinson says Americans
need cultural education
TraoisAfrica Center Director
Randall Robinson Tuesday night said
Americans needed to learn more about
cultures of other nations to achieve
social equality in the world.
Robinson spoke to a crowd of about
75 students and community members
in Hamilton 100, concluding the sec
ond evening of Human Rights Week.
Robinson focused on the social in
equalities that exist in African and
Caribbean American nations.
Robinson currently is the execu
tive director of Trans Africa, a lobby
ing group for
Africa and the
He told the
cans had a glo
bal "insular" at
He spoke' of
lack of knowl
edge of other countries' cultures.
"Americans don't know about any
thing west of L.A. and east of Wash
ington, D.C.," he said. "Most can't
name a province in Canada, less even
Robinson said this lack of cultural
knowledge, coupled with the Cold
War with the Soviet Union, were the
major problems with American for
eign policy. Robinson pointed to the
situations in Haiti, Angola and Soma
lia as examples of problems the U.S.
government had perpetuated through
Cold War foreign policy.
See ROBINSON, page 7
has increased slightly, and UNC
Wilmington and UNC-Charlotte both
are under pressure to grow because of
their locations in urban areas, he said.
Michele N-K Collison, the author of
the Chronicle article, said in a tele
phone interview that UNC-CH was not
a part of her survey, which included 40
public and private colleges and univer
sities across the nation.
The results of the survey showed
enrollment increases ranging from 2
percent to 15 percent at the schools
"We usually don' t bother with Chapel
Hill because admission is so tight and
enrollment is stable," Collison said.
Jim Walters, UNC-CH director of
admissions, said that although officials
at the University practiced controlled
enrollment, the number of applications
to UNC-CH had increased in recent
when I'm helping them up. Chuck
emphasis on teaching at UNC.
"Based on your decision to deny Dr.
Stewart tenure, it would appear that
teaching is irrelevant and the soul crite
rion for awarding tenure is quantity, not
quality of research," the letter stated.
Letters written on behalf of Stewart
have generated only form letter re
sponses so far.
Supporters of Ferguson, a 1991-92
winner of the Student Undergraduate
Teaching Award, are trying a different
approach a petition and a letter
Senior Valerie Halman, student co
ordinator of the effort, said the fight for
Ferguson was in its second year.
The Speech Communication Advi
sory Committee, the departmental body
that makes initial recommendations,
originally recommended against grant
ing Ferguson tenure in November 1991.
After the recommendation was sent back
by Birdsall, the group recommended
granting Ferguson tenure without pro
motion. Finally, in September, the group made
their final recommendation to deny
TransAfrica Director Randall Robinson
the rise in recent years
The total of in-state and out-of-state
applications increased by 7.8 percent
during last year, Walters said.
"We're seeing a payoff in our re
cruitment efforts," he said.
UNC-CH admissions officers imple
mented new recruitment tactics last year,
making on-campus programs involving
parents and students a more visible and
important part of the process, Walters
said. Five group-visit programs in May
and April give several thousand pro
spective students and parents a chance
to visit the University, he said.
The University marketing department
also has improved the look of their
brochures and publications, Walters
Collison said some colleges and uni
versities had experienced as much as a
20 percent drop in enrollment, partially
because of the economy and the rising
expense of a college education.
Only 250 students petitioned after
Ferguson was first denied tenure,
"People were scared to get involved
(last year)," Halman said. "But we can't
stand for this. We can't sit back and
watch teaching being devalued."
Halman and other Ferguson support
ers have set up tables in the Pit to collect
signatures and personalized letters to
take to the Standing Committee of Fac
ulty, which now will review Ferguson's
Martin Strobel, a second-year speech
communication graduate student from
Nashville, Tenn., said the group's goal
was to collect 500 letters and 5,000
signatures this week.
Students will perform dramatic pieces
in the Pit Monday from 1 1:30 a.m. to
1 2 :30 p.m. to increase public awareness
of Ferguson's plight, Strobel said.
"People keep coming up with differ
ent ideas," he said. "It seems to be a
groundswell of excitement"
Department members and adminis
trators have differing opinions about
See TENURE, page 2
makes a point in Tuesday night's speech
"I know a lot of admissions deans
have said they noticed a lot of students
going to community colleges," she said.
"Guidance counselors are telling stu
dents they can go to community col
leges and save money."
Collison said many students around
the country were taking this advice and
added that some students based their
choice on whether to attend a public
four-year college or a two-year college
on the quality of the transfer program at
the two-year institution.
Walters said that, for the most part,
UNC-CH had not been affected by the
large number of students flocking to
"We're getting the applicants who
were thinking about private school, but
because of the money, they are looking
to attend a state university," he said.
See ENROLLMENT, page 2