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third NBA season, has averaged 5.6
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a backup for the Bucks. He played for
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Volume 100, Issue 113
Thursday, December 3, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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of a construction truck at McFarling's Exxon on West Franklin Street.
key to ending attacks
on Asian Americans
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Although there are no official statis
tics regarding violence against Asian
Americans, activists are working on
raising awareness to the growing prob
lem, officials from two Asian-American
awareness groups said Wednesday.
Daphne Kwok, executive director of
the Organization of Chinese Ameri
cans, and Lena Chou, spokeswoman for
the Jim Loo Memorial Fund, addressed
the crowd of about 100 at an Asian
Students Association-sponsored forum
Wednesday. The two gave brief presen
tations and then fielded questions from
the Hanes Art Center audience.
Kwok said that although no official
statistics on the number of hate crimes
committed against Asian Americans
currently existed, a group was working
to compile those numbers.
New dorm-room bins change TARP's focus
As responsibility of recycling shifts onto shoulders of individuals, group aims to educate campus
Editor's note: This is the last in a
four-part series on recycling efforts on
campus and in Orange County.
By John Davies
Aluminum cans sit precariously on a
pile of old newspapers. Glass bottles
are crammed into the ever-growing mass
that threatens to regurgitate itself all
over the floor.
This often is the scene in campus
dorm rooms until a hapless roommate
finally totes the blue recycling bin and
its overflowing contents out to the drop
off site outside the dorm.
; Although the responsibility of recy
cling on campus no w largely falls on the
shoulders of individual students, in years
past members of the TArheel Recy
cling Program had the task of collecting
recyclables from large bins on various
floors of the residence halls and depos
iting them in outside bins.
; "It was a real messy, horrible job, but
somebody had to do it" said TARP Co
chairwoman Christina Perez.
TARP, a subcommittee of the Stu
dent Environmental Action Coalition,
secured the placement of the personal
bins in conjunction with the Uni versity ' s
recycling program office.
Since then, collection rates have
doubled across campus, said Charles
Button, coordinator of the UNC recy
It is not worthwhile to go around the world to count the cats in Zanzibar. Henry David Thoreau
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"There aren't any hard statistics out,"
she said. "There may also be now more
report of these hate crimes, as we are
educating people as to what these crimes
are and encouraging them to report
Most reports of hate crimes against
Asian Americans are gathered by word-of-mouth,
Kwok said. Unofficial re
ports like these have yielded statistics
such as in Boston, where the number of
hate crimes against Asian Americans
has increased from 2 to 29 percent dur
ing a five-year period, she said.
Kwok said one reason Asian Ameri
cans increasingly were becoming the
victims of hate crimes was that Asian
Americans were very conspicuous.
"People can tell we are Asian: We
stick out, unlike the Europeans who can
pretty much blend into the United States
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Perez cites stu
in the recycling
program as neces
sary for a greater
and recycling is
cling) should not
be seen as a duty
or a chore," she
said. "It's a responsibility."
Many students agree half-heartedly.
"I think it's a hassle to have to go all the
way downstairs to deal with (the re
cycled materials)," said DeWayne
Lucas, a sophomore resident of
Morrison Residence Hall. "But it makes
me feel like I'm doing something."
Joyner-Cobb Area Director Susan
Orr said the current system operated
more smoothly than the old communal
bin program. "The way it is working
right now is much more successful. In
the past the volunteers may or may not
have had the time to deal with the bins
they were responsible for."
Because students take out their own
recyclables now, TARP's goals have
changed. "Definitely, the work (of mov
ing recyclables from communal bins to
the drop-off sites) needed to be done
last semester," said TARP Co-chairwoman
Tina Habash. "(But) now we're
free to educate."
TeeMjre deeiafe tir
By Holly Stepp
Recent controversies involving the
University tenure policy have forced
some department beads and tenured
professors to re-evaluate their attitudes
toward teaching and research.
Meanwhile, Kevin Stewart, an award
winning assistant geology professor,
was denied tenure this week, signaling
the end of his career at the University
and of a student-led letter-writing cam
paign on his behalf.
Two weeks ago, during deliberation
of his tenure appeal, Stewart was noti
fied that he was the recipient of a $50,000
grant But the grant was not enough to
win Stewart a positive recommenda
tion from his fellow geology depart
ment faculty members.
"I'm very disappointed," Stewart
said. "I would have hoped that the grant
Kennedy: Students can improve U.S.
By Jason Richardson
Assistant State and National Editor
DURHAM In the wake of the
election season, U.S. Sen. Edward
Kennedy challenged college students
to make a difference and improve their
country in a speech to a crowd of about
750 in Duke University's Page Audito
rium on Wednesday.
"You don't have to be a senator to
make a difference," Kennedy said.
Kennedy, D-Mass., opened his
speech with a series of statistics con
cerning the problems facing the United
States, including high rates of poverty
among children, infant mortality, high
school dropouts, abused children, illit
eracy and homelessness.
He also said that for the first time in
the nation's history, the gap between
rich and poor was widening in the United
But Kennedy said recognizing the
nation's problems was not enough, and
he implored students to take an active
role in government and solving the
"You did not make the world you live
in, but you have a chance to change it.
"Young people across this country
are willing to be involved," Kennedy
said to the crowd, which included sev
eral representatives from the UNC
Young Democrats. He cited examples
of young lawyers and doctors going to
rural areas to help those who had no
access to legal or medical services.
"They are helping to end the ancient
curse of poverty and neglect," he said
Keeping in line with the Democratic
Party's election rhetoric, Kennedy
stressed education as a key factor in
getting young people involved.
He praised President-elect Bill
Clinton's initiatives to educate young
children and to bring about changes in
higher education, including Clinton's
plans to make higher education afford
y Ivecycling) should
not be seen as a duty or
a chore. It's a responsi
bility." CRIST1NA PEREZ
Thus far, TARP still is in the plan
ning stages of meeting its goal to edu
cate students, and the change in the
group's emphasis has reduced its vis
ibility on campus this year.
"The reason we've been low-key is
because the big bins (in the dorms) are
gone," Perez said, adding that many
students who had been responsible for
emptying the bins were no longer part
of the organization. "We're much
smaller in size."
But TARP doesn't plan to remain
few in numbers and will begin a mem
bership drive next semester, Perez said.
"We want to educate ourselves and
pass it on to the University," Perez said.
In October, TARP sponsored Envi
ronmental Week, during which students
crushed cans in the Pit. In conjunction
with SEAC, TARP also hosted pre
ferred environmental candidates for state
would have helped, but I'm not com
Stewart, recipient of a 1991 James
M. Johnston Teaching Award, learned
of the decision Monday in a letter from
interim department chairman Paul
Fullagar. Stewart is planning to meet
with Fullagar Friday to discuss the rea
sons for the decision.
Stewart was recommended for ten
ure twice, but Stephen Birdsall, dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences, re
jected both earlier recommendations.
Stewart said he had not decided
whether to appeal the decision.
"I'm keeping that option open, but I
haven't decided," he said. "It's a very
long process, and the outcome is always
In the wake of tenure cases involving
Stewart and popular speech communi
cation Assistant Professor Paul
Ferguson, some tenured UNC profes
able for every student
Kennedy condemned the past Re
publican administrations for "lagging
behind the nation" in their ideas. He
pointed out President George Bush's
opposition to the Freedom of Choice
Act as proving he was behind the times.
"Decisions were made over the last
12 years that damaged our country and
divided our people," he said.
The senator lambasted the swelling
of the deficit during former President
Ronald Reagan and Bush's administra
tions and predicted it would take more
than Clinton's prediction of five to six
years to eliminate the shortfall.
"It took 12 years to get here,"
Kennedy said, adding he thought it
would take eight to 10 years to elimi
nate the deficit
Kennedy stated that he was "ap
palled" at the Reagan and Bush admin
istrations' economic policies. "Talk
about tax and spend liberals! They're
borrow aiiil'speud Republicans he said.
The senator said he would support a
capital gains tax cut if it were part of a
larger plan of investment.
Kennedy then called for an end to
prejudice. "E pluribus unum one out
of many is not just on our coins.
America's strength lies in our diversity.
Divided we fall back, united we move
During the question and answer ses
sion after Kennedy made his remarks,
he was asked about many issues of
concern to the electorate, as well as
about his brother, the late President
John F. Kennedy.
He called for in vestment in people of
the United States to end the nation's
economic woes and said he didn't be
lieve in labels such as "liberal."
"I'm a liberal ... in the sense that if
you call someone who believes in in
vesting in this country's people a lib
eral," he said.
Kennedy also said he supported a
and local political offices in November.
In addition, TARP has worked with
the community, teaching them how to
sort paper into various categories so
that it can be recycled.
Perez said one of TARP's goals this
year was to educate the campus on
reducing wastes. "We want to work on
waste reduction before we work on re
cycling," she said. "It's ie idea of turn
ing off the light or turning off the water
when you're not using it."
To reduce waste on campus, TARP
members also hope to phase out the
take-out styrofoam containers in the
The group also has slated a campaign
to emphasize the importance and qual
ity of products made from recycled
materials and encourage students to buy
them. In addition, the organization hopes
to post recycling information in the
dorms and schedule programs with resi
dent assistants to discuss recycling with
Through TARP's efforts since its
creation in 1988, recycling has become
an integral part of University life, Perez
"In 1988, nothing would have been
recycled by the University or by any
body (on campus)," she said. "Now,
Carolina honestly has an impressive
program. But we need the participation
of as many students as possible for an
even more successful program."
sors recently have said that according to
the current tenure policies, they too
might not receive tenure.
Joel Schwartz, full professor of po
litical science and director of the Center
for Teaching and Learning, had a record
of numerous publications and teaching
awards prior to receiving tenure in 1 969.
He came to the University in 1965,
and after three years won the first of his
five teaching awards. But Schwartz said
he believed that if he were a Candidate
for tenure today, he would be denied
tenure and would have to leave UNC.
"The threshold amount of publica
tion acceptable has changed, and by the
standards of the political science de
partment, the awards in teaching
wouldn't be sufficient to compensate,"
Schwartz said he thought that candi
dates for tenure should be held to high
standards in both research and teaching.
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U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy speaks Wednesday at Duke University's Page Auditorium
statutory line-item veto rather than a
constitutional amendment "What we
should have is the Equal Rights Amend
ment" he said, drawing applause from
Although term limits were a popular
campaign issue during the election sea
son, Kennedy said he did not support
such limits because voters had chances
to vote their legislators out of office at
Final BCC planning report
expected by late January
By Thanassis Cambanis
Administrators, students andothers
involved in the planning for a new
Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center
said they had made progress but re
fused rocomment on any specific plans
for the new structure.
Chancellor Paul Hardin's blue-ribbon
working group and the BCC Ad
visory Board have combined forces
arid hope to present one final report to
Provost Richard McCormick said
he hoped to have the report ready by
this January. He refused to say whether
any academic departments would be
housed in the new BCC.
Those involved characterized the
advisory board and working group's
relationship as productive but said they
would refrain from defining specific
functions of the BCC until the final
report was released.
"Specifics would be confidential,"
McCormick said. "1 don't want to say
things that turn out later to be wrong."
McCormick said the group was fo
cusing on programming for the BCC
and the question of whether academic
departments would be housed in the
"We are discussing both progtam
ming for the BCC itself arid related
"We must have a set of procedures
for evaluating tenure candidates so as to
ensure that the person up for tenure has
met very high standards for teaching
performance as we now expect instruc
tors to meet very high standards of
publication," he said.
David Lowery, full professor and
chairman of the political science de
partment, said his department had a
good record when evaluating candi
dates for tenure.
"I am generally quite pleased with
it," he said. "It's a human system, and as
any human system, it needs multiple
checks and balances.
"It doesn't give 100-percent correct
answers, but on balance I think it's the
fairest system we have."
Lowery did research on local gov
ernmental organization in metropolitan
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the end of their terms.
Kennedy also said he did not support
the balanced budget amendment.
"Who's going to enforce it Are you
going to put (the Congress) in jail?"
In the foreign policy arena, Kennedy
said that he believed the nation needed
to take steps to combat the AIDS virus
internationally and that he supported
aid to Somalia.
academic functions that may be car
ried on there," he said.
A joint panel of working group
members and BCC officials has been
meeting about twice each week since
it was formed earlier this fall.
If the chancellor accepts the joint
' group' s final proposal, he will submit
it to the Board of Trustees for ap
proval. McCormick said fund raising
for the new center would commence
at that point
1 hope the plan will succeed in
: persuading people whodon't under
stand why Carolina needs a BCC,"
. McCormick said.
BCC Director MargoCrawford said
officials from the cm-riculum in Afro
American studies and from two other
academic departments had made con
tact with the joint panel,
"We've talked about the feasibility
of housing an academic component in
the BCC," she said. "We've had a
presentation from the Afro-American
studies curriculum." -
Crawford said an academic depart
ment would be welcome in the BCC
but was not necessary for the success
of the new center.
"I think academic programs could
enhance the cultural center," she said.
"But at the same time, the BCC has its
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