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It took a constitutional amend- ment to allow most college students the right to vote. Some groups of people had to work even harder for their right to vote, yet so many of us throwaway this hard- won right. Everyone who voted should be proud, and let's all hope more students care enough to vote in the next election. Mohan Nathan Freshman Political science/ history
massive fund-raising drive and
arguably killed the atmosphere of
Carolina basketball games
forevermore. Now they've stuck
the state with an annual $500,000
cost to keep the center afloat.
We boast one of the finest
arenas on the East Coast. While
basketball is its greatest source of
revenue, the Smith Center should
expand its reach to include the
great concerts and exhibitions that
tour this country annually. Not
only would an aggressive approach
to promoting large attractions
increase revenues for the school
and local merchants, but it also
would allow students and area
residents the opportunity to appre-
ciate large-scale entertainment... .
BY STEVE MAGGI
UNC students will have a new channel for voicing concerns and presenting
ideas to the chancellor-a student
advisory committee established to
enhance communication berween
Lee Conner, chairman of the
new Student Advisory Committee
to the Chancellor, said the main
goals of the committee were to
provide students with an oppor-
tunity to voice their concerns and
ideas and to provide the chancellor
with a "sounding board" within
Conner hopes the committee
will allow the chancellor to test
new ideas and gauge student reac-
tions before enacting University
policy, he said.. ..
Force Is Apathy
The results ofthe 1994 elections are in, and it appears America has spo-
ken, or rather not spoken. My
first election taught me one thing:
the strongest force in politics
today is apathy.
As a concerned student and
citizen, it disturbs me to see the
extent of apathy in our country
and on our campus. During the
past few months, I joined the many
student volunteers who helped
register students to vote. I can
honestly say it wasn't difficult to
register. Yet, few students regis-
tered, and even fewer students
actually voted. On Election Day,
I joined a few others in a final
attempt to remind students on
campus to vote. The overwhelm-
ing number ofstudents I spoke
with either hadn't registered,
didn't know where to vote or just
Part of the solution is increased
voter education. Also, the system
that divides the campus into five
separate precincts needs to be
changed. How many students in
Whitehead want to walk to the
Lincoln Center to vote? How
many students in the Lower Quad
want to walk to the General
Administration building to vote?
Yet, the biggest problem
remains that few ofus actually
care. Politics seems negative,
petty and boring, but there's a lot
at stake in each election. As edu-
cated people, we should under-
stand the consequences of what
goes on at the ballot box. Voter
apathy is a disgusting trend, and
it's even worse when demonstrat-
ed by university students. We are
taught to know better.
Coaches Speak Out
Against Beer Ads
BY STEVE MAGGI AND
WENDY GOOD MA N "It's a terrible thing," said Dean
Smith, coach of the UNC
Smith is one ofseveral Atlantic
Coast Conference coaches backing
an effort to ban beer commercials
during televised ACC events.
Currently, UNC follows
National Collegiate Athletic
Association guidelines allowing a
total of 60 seconds of beer and
wine advertisements per hour of
broadcast sporting events.
The NCAA does not allow
advertising of other forms of alco-
hol and tobacco products, however.
Smith said he did not understand
why beer commercials were
allowed while these were not.
"Advertisers tried to say that
advertising for beer is no worse
than other products," Smith said.
"But ifother products were gate-
way drugs and played a part in 90
percent of date rapes on campus,
then they wouldn't be allowed on
the air. Why should beer?" ...
promotion policies throughout
the UNC System.
Lainey Edmisten and Calvin
Cunningham, UNC's delegates to
the UNC Association of Student
Governments, introduced the
amendment to the BOG last year.
The amendment is currently
under review, and a full board vote
is scheduled to be held Jan. 13.
A special BOG committee
approved the bill in October.
Raleigh attorney Joseph Stallings,
who led the committee, said any
revisions in code would also prevent
age and disability discrimination. . ..
BOG Vote on
B Y KA T HRYN TA Y LOR
The Board of Governors is considering an amendmen
hat would ban discrimi-
nation based on sexual orientation
in admissions, employment and
Number of Out-
Over UNC Limit
B Y CHRISTINA MASSE Y
The number ofout-of- state students attending UNC has exceeded the
limit allowed by the UNC
System Board of Governors,
according to a report presented to
the BOG on [Nov. 11].
The report stated that the per-
centage offreshmen attending the
University who were from out of
state had reached 21 percent this
year, above the limit of 18 percent.
This is the third year in a row that
the percentage of out-of-state stu-
dents has exceeded the limit, and
this year's entering class had the
highest percentage ofout-of-state
students in 10 years.
Jim Walters, associate provost
and director of undergraduate
admissions, said that the increase
in out-of-state students had been
caused by an increase in the num-
ber ofstudents who accepted
"Our yield rate, which is the
number ofstudents who accept
admissions, rose over the past
year," he said. "The percentage of
out-of-state students we offered
admissions to increased, and a
higher percentage ofthose stu-
dents accepted admissions....
"We were surprised that this
happened," he said. "This year's
freshman class was very strong,
but we did not expect so many
students to attend."
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