The Daily Tar Heel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina on November 2, 1992 · Page 1
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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1 f TODAY: 70 chance of rain; high lower 60s TUESDAY: 30 chance of showers; high upper 60s University Career Services wil have information on internships in Washington, D.C., at 3:30 p.m. in 306 Hanes. 100th Year of Editorial Freedom Est. 1893 Volume 100, Issue 93 Poll: BCC issue divides UNC By Anna Griffin University Editor About half of UNC undergraduate students support a multicultural center rather than a free-standing black cultural center, according to a poll conducted for The Daily Tar Heel. Sociology graduate student Richard Miech conducted the random sample telephone poll for the DTH. The poll included 303 student responses from a target population of 400, for a total response rate of 76 percent. Pollsters interviewed students by telephone between Oct. 25 and Oct. 28. ,. thai students have earned the right to 1.3 DISAGREE STUONGIV 26.1 AGREE STRONGLY 1 5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 13.0 NOT SURE 34.1 AGREE MO DERATE IV ...that there should be a multicultural .DKAGtK 12.7 DKACRIE STMONG4 MOOEftATRV 7X NOT SUM MOOfRAIUV UNDER O T" i M hJ ft n '92: a Halloween to remember By Daniel Aldrich Staff Writer It was as if the Gates of Hades had opened upon Franklin Street and spilled out thousandsofinhabitantsof the nether world. Dante's words, "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," applied to anyone who went downtown looking for a night of peace and quiet. Hi-Lighter Man, the Grim Reaper, Condom Man, the Playboy Bunnies, the Pink Panther, Captain Kirk, Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat, Rambo, Gilligan and even Jesus showed up to stroll and check out the other attendees. Around 8 p.m., police blocked off one lane of Franklin Street from Rosemary to Henderson Street so the revelers could have some space to move. And move they did. "We're all white trash," shouted several men dressed in garbage cans. "Bring out your dead," answered a coffin-carrying crowd. "We've found a witch may we burn her?" yelled a Monty Python induced mob. "But how do you know she's a witch?" responded the well-cued crowd. A woman carrying an "Official Costume Judge" sign wandered through the crowd checking out die attendees. She never held up any 10s, though. The annual, unofficial parade filled the 100 block of Franklin Street on Halloween night as merrymakers dressed as ghouls, goblins, underwear-men and even trees descended on downtown Chapel Hill. Even UNC-system President CD. Spangler and his wife, who were dressed as a university president and spouse the real Spanglers came downtown to check out the crazies. Spangler was dressed in his usual double-breasted suit and tie. There were religious-theme costumes nuns, popes, Jesuses and the occasional devil. There were gender-theme costumes men as women, women as men, women as bizarre things, men as men, women as women and people as generally asexual bizarre things. Some people went for the comic aspect of the evening. "Yale Grad will work for food" was the sign carried by a person in a graduate's robes. The California Raisins, a few princesses, several Draculas, some toga- TAR IEEL TPOFF UNC men's varsity basketball team and other athletes provide post-Halloween excitement for fans Monday, November 2, 1992 Out of 303 people polled, 139, or 45.9 percent, said they were for a freestanding black cultural center, while 138, 45.8 percent, said they opposed construction of a new BCC. But about 50 percent of those polled said they strongly agreed with the statement that "there should be a multicultural center instead of a freestanding BCC." Meanwhile, 23 percent said they moderately agreed that there should be a multicultural center on campus, rather than a new BCC. Seven percent of those polled said they disagreed strongly that there should be a multicultural center instead of a To what extent do you agree or disagree... THE DAILY TAR HEEL OBTAINED a random sample (target population 400) of undergraduates from the University Registrar through Student Affairs, Calls were made from Oct. 25 through Oct. 28. In total, 303 students were interviewed for a total response rate of 76 percent. Of the 24-percent non-response rate, 43 percent had no listed number, 25 percent refused to participate, 29 percent could not be reached after numerous calls, and 3 percent no longer are in school. dth GraphicJohn Casena a free-standing BCC by their hard work t.2 OISAGREE STRONGLY 20.5 AGREE STRONGLY 20.5 DISAGREE 143 NOT sure 35 J AGREE MODERATELY center instead of a free-standing BCC 7.t NOT SUtt DTHayson Singe "Saran Sister" Ashley Hayden covered herself with more than 500 feet of Saran Wrap men, a couple of Southern Belles, Nefertiti, a Ninja or two, the Mad Hatter, a tube of toothpaste, a slinky, the Earth, a Civil War Veteran, a Borg from "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Pat from "Saturday Night Live," Van Gogh and several Gumbies partied till the wee hours of the morning. Karen Roades, a UNC sophomore from North Wilkesboro, and David Shupe, also from North Wilkesboro, attended the jam dressed as a bumble bee and a flower. Roades said they enjoyed the partying in the streets but thought fewer people attended this year. Government has been a fossil; it should be a plant Ralph Waldo Emerson lath Serving the students and the BCC, and 13 percent said they disagreed moderately with the statement. Student Body President John Moody made construction of a multicultural center part of his platform. In recent weeks, both Chancellor Paul Hardin and a 16-member working group assigned the task of coming up with a concrete plan for a new or expanded BCC have endorsed construction of a new center. Last week saw the first two meetings of the BCC Advisory Board and members of the working group. Sociology Professor Anthony Oberschall, who has specialized in and dedication to the BCC movement 77.8 AGREE STRONGLY 7.4 NOT SURE 37.0 DISAGREE MODERATELY Batmen, Catwomen and Jokers roamed the crowd peacefully, not even hissing at each other. Kriss Kross bounced through the parade jump, jumping. A Clockwork Orange droog showed up for a bit of passive ultraviolence. Sandesh Patel, a senior at N.C. State from Greensboro, said he had attended the Franklin Street jam for three years now. "I like it it's kicking!" he said in his court jester costume. Patel added that he enjoyed the happy-go-lucky atmosphere of the evening. See HALLOWEEN, page 2 22.2 AGREE klOmAJW 3.7 ACRES STRONGLY ir ANOTHER ACCCROV.N The UNC women's soccer squad defeats Virginia and Duke for its fourth-straight conference title University community since 1893 Chapel Hill, studying social movements, said the numberof multicultural center supporters surprised him. "I take that preference to be really an expression of some apprehension that a black cultural center will make for more separatism," he said. "It's a suggestion that students are concerned that a black cultural center will increase separatism between blacks and white." The racial breakdown of the sample was approximately the same as the racial breakdown among the UNC student body, which is about 8.5 percent See POLL, page 2 .that the BCC movement is bo militant 1 c M.9X NOTSUIE 11.! ACIH MOOHATHV ...that a free-standing BCC will prevent 17.4 DISAGREE 27.9 AGREE STRONGLY "1 It J DISAGREE MODERATELY U NOT SURE M.l AGREE MODERATELY ...that the existing BCC is adequate 0.7 AGREE STRONGLY laJ Aatm MOOfRATILV l NOT Workshops sensitize TAs By LeAnn Spradling SLaffWritcr Some students have been teaching TAs a thing or two about teaching. The TA Diversity Workshops attempt to show teaching assistants how : to be more sensitive to minority students in their classes. "We're providing a space and a forum where TAs can ask questions of undergraduate students directly," said Kurt Miyazaki, instructor and training coordinator for the cultural diversity program. "Having the experiences come from the undergraduate's mouth makes it much more real," Kerry Hayney, instructor and assessment coordinator for the cultural diversity program, said there was very little training for teaching a diverse student body, ("Universities are becoming much more female in terms of gender and more colored in terms of ethnic minorities." About six students from various backgrounds make up the panel for each workshop. Miyazaki is always looking for new students to serve on the panel to provide di f ferent perspectives. "If you keep having the same people, authentic experience turns into rhetoric," he said. TAs who attend the workshops may Rally debacle By Thanassis Cambanis Staff Writer In the wake of a BushQuayle rally that interrupted an environmentalist rally Thursday, the co-chairman of the Student Environmental Action Committee said he was exploring pressing charges against the organizers. Josh Busby said he was planning to talk to Susan Ehringhaus, UNC legal counsel, about avenues for legal action against the organizers of the rally. Rally organizers did not obtain University permission to use the area between Davis Library and Lenoir Hall, University officials said Sunday. SEAC members held a rally in the Pit Thursday to endorse "The Green Team," a list of pro-environment candidates. Toward the end of the SEAC rally, a group of BushQuayle supporters as North Carolina on racial lines Issue may have effect on vote Although Bill Clinton leads among both supportersofa free-standing BCC and opponents of a new center, BCC supporters are more likely to vote for Clinton and a majority of those opposed to the proposed center plan to cast their ballots for either George Bush or Ross Perot, according to a telephone poll conducted for The Daily Tar Heel. Of the 264 students questioned in : the random telephone sample who plan 17.7NOTSUH integration of whites and blacks 10.4 DISAGREE STRONGLY 1.4 NOT SURE SURE n.9 NOTum ask die panelists any questions they might have about teaching minority students. The sessions often begin with one of the program coordinators relating an experience they had in class. The workshops are designed to last an hour, but they sometimes run over because the participants want to continue the discussions. David Sisk, an English TA, said that at a workshop he attended, several people continued the discussion out in the hall after one of the sessions was officially over. "It was a very open and non-accusatory experience," he said. "It was very free-form." Hayney said certain problems repeatedly werediscussed. "Sometimes black students are expected to speak for all black people, and women are expected to speak forall women,"he said. Hayney also remembered a Taiwanese panelist who recalled being asked on several occasions to. pronounce Vietnamese words for a class. Senior Hubie Yang, a student panelist, added, "Lots of TAs assume that a student from a particular race or culture knows everything about that race or culture." Miyazaki said one of the goals of the program was to have panelists speak only for themselves, not for a whole race or culture. "We're very careful not may lead to sembled in front of Davis Library and began what was described as a loud rally. The rallies disintegrated into a shouting match as members of SEAC, pro-choice advocates from the groupChapel Hill for Choice and the BushQuayle supporters battled in front of the library for about an hour. Afterward, some SEAC members complained that the Republican rally was purposely disruptive. "It is unclear whether or not their intent was to disrupt a previously scheduled rally," Busby said. "We'll find out whatever violations they've done, and we'll nail them." Busby said that the GOP rally was organized by outsiders and that the one affiliated student group, Students for America, was not even recognized by the University. He said he would find t A MJ AGREE 0 '.:::, STRONGLY RICHER: Paul Azinger, who won the $2 million Tour Championship at Pinehurst. Azinger's 8-under par showing beat out Lee Janzen and Corey Pavin by three strokes in the final event of the PCA season. Azinger took home $360,000 for his four days of work, while Fred Couples maintained control of the PCA Player-of-the-Year race. Couples was the tour's leading money winner for 1992. 1992 DTH Publishing Corp. All rights reserved. NewiSpoftVArti 92-024! BuuncMAdvrrtijint 962-1 1 63 to vote in Tuesday's election, 70 per cent of those who said they supported construction of a new center also said they supported the Arkansas governor t in his bid for president. Another 17 percent of BCC supporters whoresponded said they would vote for President Bush, and 7 percent of those who said they were for a new BCC said they would back Ross Perot. See ISSUE, page 2 3.7 AGREE STRONGLY 1.7 AGREE MODERATELY 1.7 NOT SURE 1.5 DISAGREE STRONGLY 7.41 DISAGREE MODERATELY to minorities to say that this is the Afro-American view just because an Afro-American said it" The panelists also touch on differences that might not be readily seen. Hayney gave the example of a lesbian student who was asked to respond to the question, "Did yougo out with your boyfriend last night?" in a foreign-language class. Response from panelists and TAs to the workshops has been very positive, Miyazaki said. Dianne Chambers, an English TA, - said she got some ideas on how to be more sensitive to her students. "Generally (the workshop) was about how to make everybody feel they were involved how to include everybody without singling a student out on the basis of race or gender or sexual Orientation or ethnicity." Sisk said: "(I learned that) it's not a bad idea to ask charged questions about sexual and ethnic issues in the classroom if you make everyone responsible for answering instead of singling out students. I always thought it was better to avoid asking questions rather than upset students." Yang said the workshop allowed for a good exchange of ideas between See DIVERSITY, page 5 official action out if the group had violated the Honor Code by using University equipment. After a SEAC steering committee meeting Sunday night. Busby said the group planned to make sure the University followed up on the violation of the UNC facilities use policy. "We're going to be sure the University moves forward and holds the group responsible," Busby said. "This should set a precedent so students go through the proper channels to use facilities as we did." Although no single group has claimed to be the organizer of the BushQuayle rally. Republican groups outside the University, along with some members of Students For America, helped put together the rally. SFA is not on the list of officially recognized UNC student See STUDENTS, page 5 MOOUATBT I MOOBUIHf ton J.7 ACKH MOOfaAIfi.r i 4

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