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1992 DTH Publishing Corp.
All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 110
Monday, November 30, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By Anna Griffin
' Student Congress members last week
decided to allow students to vote on a
proposed course review that would in
clude student evaluations for every UNC
The referendum, which will be on
campus ballots in February, calls for the
publication of a Student Course Re
view, a comprehensive guide to every
course offered at UNC.
The guide would include student
evaluations of professors and instruc
tors. The course review is the brainchild
of part-time instructor Alan Hirsch's
Political Science 156 class, which sub
mitted the proposal after a discussion
on the University tenure policy.
Critics of the University policy con
tend that it de-emphasizes teaching in
favor of faculty research.
"With all the debate on campus on
the tenure process, we tried to think of
a way to address this problem, and this
is what we've come up with," said Scott
Culpepper, a student in the class and
senior from Charlotte. "Printing the re
sults of all student evaluations of their
Rider in training
Benjamin Levy takes to the empty sidewalks
with his mother during Thanksgiving Break.
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Orange works to improve recycling efforts
Editor's note: This is the first in a
four-part series on recycling efforts on
campus and in Orange County.
By Phuong Ly
During the past five years, Orange
County has increased the amount of
materials it recycles by nearly 5 per
cent, but some people say more can be
"If you look at the trend, the trend is
positive if you put more effort into
something, you'll get more out of it,"
said Mark Marcoplos, a township rep
resentative of the Orange County Solid
Waste Committee who recently lost a
bid for a seat on the Orange County
Board of Commissioners.
"I don't want to take away from those
efforts, but it could be better," said
Marcoplos, who based much of his in
dependent campaign for the board on
environmental and solid-waste issues.
When the Orange Community Recy
cling Program began in 1987 with five
drop-off sites, it recycled about 2 per
cent of the total waste generated, said
recycling coordinator Wendy McGee.
During the past fiscal year, July 1 99 1
to June 1 992, the county recycled 9,427
tons of material, about 7.2 percent of the
total waste generated.
One area in which recycling efforts
can be improved is citizen participa-
That's my private ant You're
make more of an
As part of the
dents will vote on
a proposed 50-cent
increase per se
mester in student
The increase would pay for produc
tion of the review, which bill supporters
hope would be distributed at no cost to
students as an insert in The Daily Tar
Passage of the referendum would
give student leaders a mandate to take
the proposed fee increase to the UNC
CH Board of Trustees and the UNC
sy stem Board of Governors, which must
approve fee changes.
"The first thing we want to do is get
the funding for it so it can be widely
distributed," Culpepper said.
Under former Student Body Presi
dent Bill Hildebolt, student government
produced the "Indispensable Guide to
Classes," which gave brief synopses of
on campus during a trip to Davis Library
said. "It is true that
there are many
much like ours
who are doing a
lot better than we
are." Those mu
waste 40 percent
to 70 percent
through recycling and composting, he
Many of those municipalities have
enacted programs such as mandatory
recycling, he said. "It restricts people's
behavior for the greater good of the
Although all 12,100 single family
households living within the town lim
its of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and
Hillsborough are eligible for curbside
recycling, only about 68 percent to 70
percent participate, McGee said.
"People have tended to slack off a
bit," she said, adding that when curbside
recycling first began, participation was
about 75 percent to 80 percent.
Marcoplos said mandatory recycling
would work if town officials educated
people about its economic and environ
But Chapel Hill Town Council mem
ber Mark Chilton said voluntary com
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coimre review referendum
GPSF referendum would establish second vice president
As part of the campuswide election
in February, students will vote cm a
. resolution to make the Graduate and
Professional Students Federation a
. second student body vice president
At its meeting Tuesday, Student
Congress approved by voice vote the
addition of the GPSF referendum on
' campus ballots.
The GPSF president would serve as
; a second vice president and would
i have the same level of responsibility
i as the present vice president, who is
appointed each year by the student
: body president
"Whoever is elected GPSF presi-
at least one class in each University
school or department. The guides were '
sold in Student Stores.
Former Student Body President Matt
Heyd's administration produced the
"Carolina Course Review," a statistical
guide including student evaluations for
a number of classes on campus.
But neither guide was a financial
success, and neither covered the entire
Ferguson case gets second
By Anna Griffin
University officials today will at
tempt to refute Assistant Professor Paul
Ferguson's complaint that he was de
nied tenure on impermissible grounds.
The officials will present their argu
ments to the Committee on Faculty
Hearings at 4 p.m.
Ferguson, an award-winning speech
communication instructor, was denied
tenure in September by the Speech Com
munication Advisory Committee
He appealed the ruling earlier this
Following a hearing with Ferguson
last week, the committee ruled that there
was enough evidence to warrant bring
ing in University officials to tell their
side of the story.
Ferguson would not comment on
specifically why he filed the appeal.
The faculty hearings committee can
only rule on whether a decision was
made on impermissible grounds or
whether procedural mistakes contrib
uted to a certain decision.
The University tenure policy, last
revised in 1987, declares that tenure
decisions may not be based upon: "ex
ercise by the faculty member of rights
of freedom of speech guaranteed by the
First Amendment to the Constitution;"
"discrimination based on race, sex, reli
gion, or national origin;" or "personal
If the committee finds there was
wrongdoing in Ferguson's case, they
will recommend corrective action to
William Balthrop, chairman of the
speech communication department.
If Balthrop rejects the recommenda-
pliance yielded better results than man
datory recycling. "I think people would
have an adverse reaction to (mandatory
recycling)," he said. "It would make
people hate the recycling program."
Chilton suggested having a "pay-as-you-throw"
program, in which people
who don't recycle and throw out large
amounts of garbage are penalized. "That
would make people more responsible,"
Marcoplos agreed that such action
would make people recycle and reduce
waste because there would be a rela
tionship between what people threw out
and how much it would cost them.
But Chapel Hill Town Council mem
ber Art Werner said making people pay
for the amount of garbage they pro
duced would be a problem for poor and
Chilton and Marcoplos said the pro
gram could have modifications to ac
count for those factors. Both suggested
that a scale could be set up specifying a
reasonable amount of garbage for a
certain size family and then imposing a
fine on any amount more than the guide
lines. "Any household that makes any real
effort wouldn't have to pay," Chilton
The OCRP has tried to increase par
ticipation in curbside recycling through
volunteer block leaders, McGee said.
liable to break its
dent automatically becomes student
body vice president, said Student Con
gress Speaker Jennifer Lloyd. "The sta
tus is equal, the powers are different.
The exact responsibilities would be up
to the individual student body president
The bill would formalize relations
between student government and the
more than 6,000 graduate students at
;; UNC. Traditionally, there has been very
little graduate student involvement in
campus government, Lloyd said.
"We need to combine our efforts and
make (student government) more effi- ;
cient," she said. "We need to make the
The Student Course Review would
provide a more complete look at indi
vidual undergraduate classes and pro
fessors, said Student Congress Speaker
Lloyd oversaw production of the
"Carolina Course Review" last year.
"(The proposed guide would) allow
you to have some say-so in a professor
Students plan to
k Student supporters of Paul Ferguson
plan to issue recommended changes to
I the University tenure policy, leaders
,' of the movement said this week.
Valerie Halman, a senior from
; Montreal and one of the leaders of the
! student fight said, she and Martin ,
I' Strobel, a second-year graduate stu
f dent, planned to issue some sort of
! recommendation later this week.
Halman and Strobel have led the
s fight for Paul Ferguson, the award-
winning speech communication assist
tant professor whose tenure case is .
pending appeal. Like many critics of
the University tenure policy, Halman
tion, the Commit
tee on Faculty
Hearings will send
their findings to
would end the case
ture from the Uni
versity. Paul Ferguson
A group of Ferguson's present and
former students have rallied around his
cause by launching a petition drive that
netted more than 3,700 signatures and
by holding a performance protest in the
Leaders of the movement presented
the petitions to Chancellor Paul Hardin
and the UNC Board of Trustees two
The volunteers work to encourage recy
cling by distributing information and
recycling bins to residents in their neigh
borhood. "It's become a common goal in many
neighborhoods to have all their bins out
on the curb on pick-up day," McGee
Block leaders are especially impor
tant in raising awareness of curbside
recycling because Chapel Hill is a tran
sient community with a lot of turnovers
in residency, she said.
The OCRP also has tried to improve
service to multifamily housing units in
Orange County. "We've expanded our
multifamily-housing program so that
more complexes will have easier access
to recycling," McGee said.
Currently, about 39 apartment and
condominium complexes 65 percent
to 70 percent in Chapel Hill and
Carrboro participate in the multifamily-housing
recycling program. The
OCRP wants to expand services to more
complexes as program funding and co
operation of apartment owners will al
low, McGee said.
University fraternities and sororities
are two groups that are recycling more
because of the OCRP's multifamily
housing recycling program, said Josh
Busby, co-chairman of the Student En-
See RECYCLING, page 2
legs. Albert Schweitzer, to a 10-year-old boy
relationship between student govern
ment and the GPSF law."
Lloyd said only one graduate student
had been elected student body president
- former Institute of Government Di
rector John Sanders, who was elected
student body president as a firs t- ear
law student in 1950.
Under the S tudent Government Code,
the student body vice president has the
power to: perform the duties of the
president to his or her absence; oversee '
all those appointments of the student
body president; and represent the stu
dent body president and the student
body as a whole when the student body ;
and their commitment to teaching," she
said. "We as consumers have the right
to criticize our professors."
Lloyd said she personally would take
the proposed fee increase to the BOT
"If the students pass this, I will go the
trustees and talk to them," she said.
"This is something students can pay for
and receive a benefit from.
issue tenure change
and Strobe believe the policy favors
research at the expense of quality class
"We're planning something,"
Halman said Sunday. "We haven't re
ally sat down and decided exactly how
we're gomg. to doit yet, but we are.
planning a set of recommendations."
. The recommendations will include
setting up faculty support groups, mak-
ing the process more objective, placing
more emphasis on classroom work and
ways to make the process more effi
cient. ' "
The set of recommendations will be
released by next week, Halman said.
The Speech Communication Advi
sory Committee has heard Ferguson's
case four times.
The first and third time, the commit
tee rejected Ferguson's request for ten
ure but had their recommendation turned
down by Stephen Birdsall, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences.
The second time, the committee ruled
to grant Ferguson tenure without pro
motion. That recommendation also was re
jected by Birdsall.
The fourth time the case was heard,
the committee voted to deny Ferguson
tenure, and Birdsall approved the rec
ommendation. "I was told that the quantity and
quality of my published scholarship was
not sufficient to merit tenure," Ferguson
said of the decision.
"I did find that contradictory, since
the department had argued at length in
Agency moving ahead
in plans for AIDS house
The AIDS Service Agency of Or
ange County is moving even closer to
establishing a house for people with
"Our overriding objective is to de
vise a housing project for people with
AIDS," said Jean Bolduc, president of
the board of the AIDS Service Agency.
"The board took some pains to de
velop consensus to decide if (building
a housing project) would be our main
goal," Bolduc said. .
The agency named a tract of land on
Culbreth Road in Chapel Hill as a
possible site for an AIDS house earlier
this summer, but the application was
rejected by the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development.
The application was rejected be
cause of the severity of the slope on the
buildable area of the land.
A second application was submit
ted Nov. 16 for a new site, located at
the intersection of Greensboro Street
and Robert Hunt Drive in Carrboro.
The agency will find out if HUD
approves the application by March 1.
Bolduc said the agency focused on
president is absent
The graduate student vice president .
would be assigned the following du-;
ties: advising the SBP on all graduate :
appointments; representing graduate ;
and professional students; and address-J
ing any other issues that the student I
body president deems appropriate. -
The GPSF president is elected each
year by graduate and professional stu
dentsand serves asanex-officiomem-;
ber of Student Congress. The student
body vice president is selected by the
SBP and approved by the Student ;;
'This is a more appropriate use for
The Board of Governors currently is
reviewing the way different UNC-sys-tetn
campuses control student fees.
Once the review is complete, student
groups might have an easier time get
ting fee increases approved, Lloyd said.
Marty Minchin contributed to this
The University tenure policy has
been subject to criticism recently, in i
: the wake of tenure denials in the cases j
of Ferguson and Kevin Stewart, an J
award-winning assistant geology pro- j
. come justmoutks after another award-
winning assistant geology professor
, Michael Folio, learned he too. would
have to leave the University.
At the Board of Governors' No
vember meeting, BOG Chairman
Samuel Poole called for a review of j
tenure policies at each of the UNC
system's 16 campuses.
writing a few months earlier (in the
second decision) that I had fulfilled all
criteria for tenure.
"It's safe to say that I was confused
and upset by what seemed to me to be a
If the faculty hearing committee re
jects his appeal, Ferguson said he would
consider filing a lawsuit against the
"I have not yet decided what action I
will take," he said.
"I haven't discussed (the possibility
of a lawsuit) really because I am confi
dent the committee will rule in my fa
vor." Ferguson taught at the University of
Hawaii and Lake City College in Florida
before coming to UNC.
At the University, Ferguson has won
the 1989 and 1992 Senior Class Favor
ite Teacher awards and the 1 992 Under
graduate Teaching Award.
the quality of life for AIDS patients.
"Our group has no focus whatso
ever on the potential foracure," Bolduc
said "The medical community is hav
ing a problem with finding a cure
because it is a virus."
The present focus of the medical
community is disease management,
"Because of that perspective in the
medical community we can't
project the day that will come that we
won't need this house," she said.
"AIDS patients) need this house to
day. "They needed it yesterday, and they
will need it tomorrow," Bolduc added.
"Nothing is lost if a cure is found,"
Bolduc said that any housing project
the agency opened would be "a drop in
the bucket" compared to the need.
"The minute the doors open, it will
be filled," Bolduc said. "We have no
question that we're barely going to
Bolduc said the agency had a spe
cial responsibility to the area because
of major research programs at UNC
Hospitals that provided resources to
See AIDS, page 2