A Carolina student recently revealed in
the Daily Tar Heel how he successfully
upped his course grade by a forgery. In
a news story chronicling his illegal accom-
plishment, John Woestendiek '75 of
Raleigh related how he went strictly
through channels, but had no trouble in
bringing about the improvement of his
grade from a "B" to an "A."
UNC Grants Up 14 Pet.
At a time when competition for univers-
ity donations has driven many univers-
ities to foreign sources for support, the
University at Chapel Hill's grants, gifts
and bequests are up 14 pct. This 1973-74
increase in contributions set a record,
according to Director of Development
Charles M. Shaffer.
More than $48 million was received
during the past fiscal year, approximately
$6.5 million being in addition to research
and training grants. Alumni Annual
Giving (AAG), the Educational Founda-
tion and the N.C. Pharmaceutical Founda-
tion all set new records for a single year
and accounted for about one-half of the
For the fourth consecutive year, AAG
has raised in excess of $300,000, the
total being an all-time high of $343,879.98.
The N.C. Pharmaceutical Research
Foundation drive brought $89,327. The
Educational Foundation raised $954,865,
the most for a University-related or-
ganization. More than $400,000 will go
for University athletic scholarships.
The Medical Foundation raised
$749,849, most of this for a burn unit at
N.C. Memorial Hospital.
Research and training grants totalled
$41,609,419, about $663,000 over last
Legitimize Alma Mater!
How many times, perhaps, have you
seen but not noticed? Yet the bar sinister,
denoting illegitimacy, persists incorrectly
here and there on the great seal of the
Oldest State University.
Perhaps the most glaring of these
erroneous designations is immortally
molded in stone relief under the eaves of
Wilson Library. There the stripe on the
shield runs "sinister," or, as a coat of
arms, from the wearer's left to right.
The correct seal of the University bears
the bar dexter, denoting a legitimate child,
and with the stripe of the shield running
down from the wearer's right. Several
older buildings have displayed the heinous
out-of-wedlock sign on the face of the seal,
and at one time even an official UNC
The heraldry is correct in almost all
places the UNC seal is shown nowadays.
But recently we've seen the bar sinister on
Carolina seals displayed on some UNC
sweatshirts and even on an expensive pew-
ter mug. Beloved Alma Mater should
always be scrupulously legitimized.
The Carolina cheerleading squad has
been rated the third best in America in
a survey taken by the International Cheer-
The freshman admissions category
generally of greatest interest to alumni is
the "early decision" group-the ap-
plicants who apply early for the coming
year, declaring in advance that they posi-
tively will enroll if admitted.
Deadline for these applications is Oct.
31. The candidates admitted are notified
on Dec. 1, thus relieving them from
applying to more than one institution at
that time, and of the anxiety of a college
decision for the remainder of their sen-
ior year in high school. Applications of
those unsuccessful in their quest for
early decision admission are automatically
carried over for later consideration with-
Again this year, about one-third of
next fall's freshman class has already been
admitted via the early decision process.
The Class of '79, to enter Carolina next
August, will again be about 2,900, since
the undergraduate enrollment is being
held firm under the University's newly-
adopted plan for the next five years.
Of the 1,986 who applied by early deci-
sion admission to enter in next fall's
freshman class, Director of Undergraduate
Admissions Richard Cashwell said 942
(47 pet.) were accepted. Fifty-nine pct.
(557) of these future freshmen are women
and 41 pct. (385) are men.
Members of the
Alumni Association recently have re-
turned questionnaires for our 1975
Alumni Directory and asked that their
names not be included since they did
not attend the University.
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