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Chancellor Moeser (pronounced MEE-zer) came
to the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill following a stint at the University of
Nebraska, where he was a major force in the
drive for Affirmative Action. Before heading
Nebraska he held a similar position at the
University of South Carolina. He was attracted
to UNC-CH because of its academic excellence
and the friendliness of its people. Since he
began his service on August 15, his transition
has been complex.
What is ifour vision of Minority Students at
(Minority students) are important to the culture
we want to have at Carolina. I have told stu
dents, predominantly white students, that they
need to reach out of their comfort zones and
befriend students of color even though it may
be uncomfortable at first. I also believe that we
need to increase the number of internahonal stu
dents here at UNC. I am working with the
admissions office concerning recruitment strate
gies. I'd like to increase the percentage of
minority students and also work on maintaining
that percentage once they get here. We could
see a decline, but that is something we do not
want to happen.
What projects are you currently working on?
My most focused project is my speech for
University Dav on Oct. 12. Another thing I'm
working on is the bond issue. I strongly encour
age students, parents and community members
to vote on Nov. 7. Students must be mobilized.
This bond issue is critical to the future of the
campus. I'm also working on filling the
Provost's position as well as two Vice
How accessible are you willing to make your
self to students?
I want to get to know students. Students should
feel free to stop by my office. I have yet to
refuse an interview.
How do you feel about the freestanding Sonya
Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center?
I am excited about the groundbreaking of the
Stone Center this fall. I am happy we are build
ing the Stone Center because it is important to
study African-American culture.