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News Feet*s NOVEMBER 1989

NOVEMBER 1989 Otudent Body


Continued from page 17

Student court to judge campus date rape cases

By Jennifer Wing
The Daily Tar Heel
U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
An amendment defining date rape as a campus
offense punishable by the U. of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, Undergraduate Student Court went into effect
this fall despite concerns by student court members.
Court Chairwoman Ruth Dowling said she is unsure
if the court is capable of dealing with such a sensitive
issue. "I definitely have concerns on whether or not we
can deal with this."
The amendment was approved by UNC Chancellor
Paul Hardin, the Student Congress and the Faculty
Council because it provides a different avenue for vic-
tims who feel uncomfortable taking the case to civil

court, Dowling said.
"If it's going to allow people a place to go to solve this
thing, then we want to work with this. But I'm not too
sure if people will come to court with it," she said.
Court members are concerned with having the
responsibility ofjudging guilt or innocence,in addition
to sanctioning the parties found guilty.
Wilton Hyman, former court chairman, also
expressed concern. "Most of the court's cases deal with
academic issues, and this will require the court to go
beyond its scope."
He said date rape cases are especially difficult
because of the reverberating effects they can have on
both parties involved. "The court really needs to do it
carefully because it's the kind of thing you can't make
a mistake on," he said.

The Rape Awareness Committee, made up of repre-
sentatives from the campus and community, backed the
amendment, saying the court would be qualified to hear
cases after training.
Kathleen Benzaquin, chairwoman of the committee,
said the amendment's real strength lies in the aware-
ness it will arouse and the options it will offer victims.
"I have talked to victims who said if they could have
taken their case to the Undergraduate Court instead
of civil court, they would have done so," she said.
Robert Byrd, chairman of the Faculty Committee on
Student Conduct, said basic judicial problems are still
involved in date rape cases, and the court is qualified
to accept this responsibility. "Under the system we
have, we are leaving student disciplinary problems to
be solved under the student court system."

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Continued from page 1
A student at Brown U. agrees that
alcohol use is the more common of the
two. "Drugs are not widespread. I don't
see them at campus parties."
At Reed College, students note a sim-
ilar trend toward decreased drug use.
One said, "The general campus attitude
is changing very much that there should
be more responsiblity shown, both by the
administration and the students," She
said that not many students use illegal
drugs, but "a lot of people drink beer on
Friday nights. They get a six-pack and
go to a party."
One reason for the popularity of alco-
hol on small campuses, says a Wesleyan
student, is its accessibility."I just turned
21, and in my four years here, I don't
know if I've ever been refused alcohol."
While the nation continues its conser-
vative anti-drug education campaigns,
many smaller liberal arts schools admit
their measures remain liberal.
Wesleyan's Dean of Student Life Denise
Darrigrand said the drinking age is not
strictly enforced by the administration.
"The way Wesleyan tends to view its
drinking age is we treat the students as
adults," she said. "We let them know
what the issues are, and then they make
their own decisions."
Iowa's Grinnell College follows a sim-
ilar policy of self-governance. Director of
Student Social Activities Steve Bialek
said the alcohol policy is "an education
process. At all-campus parties, where
beer is served, IDs are not checked.
That's how we operate. We inform stu-
dents as much as possible, then each stu-
dent makes his own choice."
At Dartmouth College, Drugs and
Alcohol Counselor Dr. Phil Meilman said
underage drinking "is not specifically a
violation of college policy, but it is a vio-
lation of state law."
Sarah Westfall, assistant dean of stu-
dents at Carleton College, said their pol-
icy is based on the idea that "whatever
you do in your room is your own business
as long as you don't infringe on the rights
of others."
In contrast to the "hands-off" alcohol
policies of these small liberal arts col-
leges, Westfall said policies at medium
and large universities are tightening.
While Princeton U. Associate Dean of
Students Kathleen Deiganan agrees
with colleagues at smaller schools that
students are adults who should be
allowed to make their own decisions, she
said, "You are really torn between your
personal beliefs and your legal obliga-
tions." She said colleges no longer can

Pitt Panthers.
Harvard U. at Yale U., Nov. 18 -
Harvard and Yale met first in 1875 and
Yale leads the series by 17 games. As one
might expect with Ivy League schools,
there's not much in the way of pranks or
tomfoolery, but Yale Assistant Sports
Publicity Director Steve Conn remem-
bers rumors of Harvard students steal-
ing Yale's bulldog.
The students allegedly covered the
John Harvard statue with ground meat
and snapped photos of the bulldog seem-
inglykissing the meat-covered feet of the
The real tradition with Harvard-Yale
is tailgating, Conn said. Extravagance,
candelabras and catered tailgatingis the
norm. "You wouldn't believe some of
things the people do," he said.
Pennsylvania State U. at U. of
Maryland, in Baltimore Nov. 11 -
They even sell Penn State alumni license
plates in Maryland, so the rivalry
between alumni heats up at the
Pennsylvania-Maryland border. The
rivalry is intense because of interstate
relations. "Lots of people commute back
and forth to work or have relatives in the
other state," said a spokesperson for
Maryland sports information. "I'd say
half the people here have something to
do with Pennsylvania."
Continued from page 1
think it gives them a sense that they're
That's a foreign feeling for most chil-
dren at St. Teresa's. "The majority have
been physically and sexually abused,"
says Supervisor Bill Walker. "They're
here to get therapy and work on daily
living skills."
The Omegas also work with Toys for
Tots and the United Negro College
Fund, and they've unofficially adopted
a woman and young child who were liv-
ing in a rough Dallas neighborhood.
Former President Tyrone Miller says
doing an occasional fund-raiser isn't
"You haven't put a spot of butter on
the bread. What we value is our time.
They appreciate it more than putting $5
in their pocket."
Continued from page 16
school and college athletics will discuss
women's sports issues.
"I've always believed it would take leg-
islation" to increase the importance of
women's collegiate sports, said U. of
Washington junior Dawn Findlay.
Findlay is a member of the women's
soccer club - for the past few years the
club has petitioned unsuccessfully to
become a varsity team. "I'm really
amazed this bill passed," she said.
The new laws were prompted by a sex
discrimination lawsuit brought against
Washington State U.
The state Supreme Court ruled that
WSU must provide equal opportunity
and support for women's sports and that
those calculations must-include men's
Kathryn Reith, communications
director of the Women's Sports
Foundation in New York, is optimistic
about the new laws.
"That kind of effect is going to make a
difference," she said.

Continued from page 17
Cal player who scored knocked down a
Stanford trombone player.
Perhaps the most interesting story of
the rivalry involves the Stanford Axe.
According to an article in The Stanford
Daily a few years ago, the Axe originally
was forged as a mascot for Stanford in
March 1899, but was stolen by
California students a month later.
Thirty-one years later, a group of
Stanford students, known as the
"Immortal 21," stole the Axe back in an
elaborate plan that included a home-
made tear-gas bomb.
Today, the Axe serves as a trophy -
with the score of each game engraved on
it - for the winner of each year's game.
U. of Texas at Texas A&M U., Dec. 2-
The Texas A&M U.-U. of Texas rivalry
dates back to 1894. A&M actually didn't

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score until the eighth game of the series,
when the Aggies shutout Texas, 12-0.
In 1919, Aggie fans, still rejoicing in a
13-0 win in the previous game against
the Texas Longhorns, branded the score
on the Texas mascot.
U. of Oklahoma vs. U. of Texas, at
Dallas Oct.16- "Texas-OU" weekend
is an event looked forward to each year
by the students, alumni, faculty and, of
course, players from both schools.
Few games evoke as much pride as the
annual battle in Dallas' Cotton Bowl.
The Texas Longhorns hold an overall 47-
32-4 advantage, but have not won since
1983. Since 1984, the Sooners have
outscored Texas 133-41.
Jamie Aron, The Daily Texan, U. of
Texas, Austin; Jeffrey Bechthold, The
Daily Trojan, U. of Southern California;
Chris Crader, The Stanford Daily,
Stanford U.; and Tom Kehoe, The
Battalion, Texas A&M U. contributed to
this report.

Continued from page 17
State U. was on a winnir
Wildcat fans - hoping for a
Championship and a trip to t
Bowl - threw oranges at U.
band members.
U. of Notre Dame 2
Michigan 19-The battle fo
son No. 1 this year was wage
rivals Michigan and U. of N
on Sept. 16.
The rivalry is big because b(
ditional powers and the scho
atively close to each other. "TI
support because it's so clo
Dame senior Elizabeth Sher(
Sherowksi and about 2,
Notre Dame students travel
Arbor to see the game. After
and-one-half hour drive, mar
waited for tickets in the rain

Kansas State Collegian
The Observer
State Press
Daily Trojan
Berkeley Beacon
TCU Daily Skiff
The Western Sun
The Pitt News
Daily Nexus
The Comernan

Kansas State U.
Tufts U.
Arizona State U.
U. of Southern California
Emerson College-Boston
Texas Christian U.
Golden West Jr. College
U. of Pittsburgh
Georgia State U.
U. of~alifonia, Santa Baba
Moravian College

risk such permissive policies because of
the growing number of liability suits.
Princeton's alcohol policy came under
scrutiny after seven students were hos-
pitalized during the 1987-88 academic
year, including one who entered an alco-
hol-induced coma after a party at a cam-
pus eating club.
"The university needs to be able to say
that we have made a reasonable effort
to prevent underage drinking without
interfering with individuals' rights,"
Deiganan said. She said students are
rarely prevented from consuming alco-
hol in their dorm rooms, but purchasing
large quantities of alcohol to serve
underage drinkers is prohibited under
the revised policy.
Deiganan said this change is the result
of New Jersey state laws, which do not
outlaw the consumption of alcohol by
minors in private, but do prohibit the
serving of minors in private.
Princeton and Harvard U. have
banned kegs on campus, although
Harvard's rule applies only to freshman
dorms. Upperclassmen at Harvard must
use a "beverage authorization team"
made up of graduate students at all par-
ties. The team checks IDs and stamps
hands at the door to mark who can drink.
In addition, groups may not advertise
their parties if they plan to serve alcohol.
"We have been trying to spend mor
time on alcohol abuse," explained
Associate Dean of Students Tom

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