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The seahawk. online resource ([Wilmington, N.C.]) 1948-current, December 05, 2000, Image 1

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you in 2001! the Inside This Issue.. Columbine mural Local artist’s work helps heal wounds at Colorado high school/ 9 Women win toumament / Li MVP Tracy Morgan (right) leads the Seahawks to early season victory /13 INDEX Campus News......... OP/ED Classifieds............... Features... 9 Sports I t3 Serving UNC WilniinfJton Since I December 5, 2000 Spring commencement plans finalized Two cerejfionies indoors; six tickets per sraduate Tddd Vdlkstorf- Look for the Sedhawk when you get back to campus next semes ter. The first issue will be January 11,2001. Have a safe vacation! Tqdd Volkstorf Staff Writer Graduation in JVlay 2001 will be split into two ceremonies, and graduates will wear the more traditional black cap and gowns instead of school colors, accord ing to a recent administrative decision. On Wednesday Nov. 29, the chancel- lor-appointed Graduation and Convoca tion Committee formally finalized the decisions, which differ from previous reports on the matter based on Student Government Association recommenda tions. There will be one ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences and another for the Cameron School of Business, the Watson School of Education and the School of Nursing combined. Dean of Students Terry Curran, a member of the Graduation and Convo cation Committee said that a lot of ef fort was put into hearing different per spectives from seniors, faculty and administration, and that decisions were Leutze hears student concerns at forum Heidi Bins News Editor Discrepancies in faculty salaries, en vironmental concerns, academic recog nition, and the ever-present parking/traf fic debate, topped the list of concerns expressed by students at last Wednesday’s Chancellor’s forum. The first question posed to Chancel lor James R. Leutze by a student was “what do you do?” Leutze’s answer, during which he explained that 60 per-' cent of his job consists of off-campus work, was a prelude to the forum as a whole. Leutze explained that while he is at the top of the university’s bureau cratic system, he entrusts many univer sity decisions to administration members that report to him. Since Leutze serves as a liaison be- made with all things considered. Last year, spring graduation was held as one ceremony in Trask Coliseum. Curran said it was “painfully obvious" at the time that something needed to be done. There were a lot of families frus trated with the ticket situation. Only three tickets were available for each graduate and there were isolated cases of tickets being scalped. Additionally, the number of people in Trask was near ing or exceeding fire code violations. “The fire marshal could have shut down last year's graduation," Curran said. Because of the amount of graduates and the lack of feasible indixir space in Wilmington to accommodate a cer emony, Chancellor James R. Leutze and Provost John C. Cavanaugh wanted to know all the options that were available. They also were, according to Curran, See Grad, Page 5 1% J»m*$ FiirMTt-^ Crazy Sedhawk fans!! Basketball season is here, and legions of wild Seahawk fans have swooped down on Trask Coliseum to show their support. Here, the Seahawk mascot poses with a flock of fans at the men’s game last Monday. Check out the Seahawk for the latest scores and sports news. tween the university and outside orga- nizations and so much of his work is done off-campus, the forum was an op portunity for the chancellor to person ally gage student concerns and to evalu ate the competence of this system. “I would like the students to help make this a better institution,” Leutze said. “What I’m asking students to do is to get involved in complaining in a serious sense by telling us what isn’t working and the way they would like it to work. We all want this to be the best school it can be. 1 want you to get the best education you can and make sure it is as valuable to you as it can be.” While Leutze is responsible for hir ing faculty and staff, he said he gener ally tries to “help them do their job and stay out of their way.” As Chancellor, much of Leutze’s time is occupied by representing the university at organiza tional meetings, “fund raising to get donors, and supervising how the univer sity is functioning. “I make sure that we're not losing money, that the students and faculty are happy and that the buildings are being kept up,” Leutze said. “A large part of what goes on with academic programs and faculty, 1 have no control over.” Throughout the forum, Leutze em- See Forum, Page 5

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