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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University comimmitv sinee 1893
Thursday, May 22, 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Martin tells grads
to meet ctallamtes
By BILL LOGAN
Take on the world's challenges
without fear and find solutions to
problems that will not be solved
without initiative, N.C. Gov. James
G. Martin told over 5,000 UNC
graduates in Kenan Stadium during
the keynote address at commence
ment ceremonies May II.
"It's your turn to help decide,"
Martin said. "You have thought
through the challenges and prob
lems of civilization as deeply as you
could, even if only subconsciously.
And you have mastered the skills
and theories and platitudes and
atitudes of a professional domain in
which you will surely make your
own contribution, or not."
"While you waited eagerly for the
torch to be extended to the hand
of your generation, we tricked you,"
Martin told the graduates. "You
thought that we were going to pass
that torch on to you but, instead,
we have added a few more bricks
to your load." he said.
Martin cited issues like nuclear
conflict, the national debt, and the
funding of public education as
problems that graduates would have
to face upon their entrance into the
"real world." Martin challenged the
graduates to find the solutions. "Will
you face nuclear conflict without
end. or with a catastrophic end, or
will you find a way out of the maze.
What will you choose? What kind
of a civilization?"
The commencement exercises
began with a long procession of the
speakers, department deans, and the
graduates led by Faculty Marshal
Jon Pinder, a graduate student in busi
ness administration, swings on the
Charles Long. The graduates also
heard speeches from senior class
president John Kennedy and UNC
system President CD. Spangler.
Spangler opened his speech by
congratulating the graduates for
their perseverance. He smiled at the
crowd as he told the parents how
much he had enjoyed having their
children at UNC.
"Since 1 795, graduates of this
University have taken the responsi-.
bility to produce responsibility in
leadership," Spangler said. He told
the graduates that they would be
expected to continue that- tradition
as they pursue their careers.
John Kennedy, senior class pres
ident, began his speech with some
statistics that applied to many
members of the class of 1986.
"In our four years, we estimate
that each of us has eaten over 96
pizzas, 67 percent of which came
from Domino's, 32 quarts of frozen
yogurt and, after four years each of
us has consumed 1,480 beers," he
Also, Kennedy said the average
class member slept the equivalent of
21 hours in each final exam period,
spent four days in drop-add,
received $75 in parking citations (but
only paid $20) and bounced about
27 checks. He saluted the class as
a "monument of gastronomic endu
rance and financial responsibility."
Kennedy also spoke about the
disolution of class unity after gra
duation, given the diversity of career
choices of the members of the class.
He said that the unity of this, or
any other class at Carolina, would
never fade because "Chapel Hill is
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Lightheaded seniors hail
more than just a place, it is a state
He concluded his speech with a
quote from novelist Thomas Wolfe's
address to the class of 1 929 which
emphasized memories as the major
unifying factor of Carolina
'Sometimes, when the spring
time comes and the shifting moon
light falls, think again of this night
here and these old brown walls,' "
Kennedy read. " 'Of Old Well and
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Old South with its bells and deep
booming tone.' "
Many of the graduates seemed to
want to ensure fun memories of this
commencement day, or at least blow
off a little steam in celebration of
the conclusion of their undergrad
, uate years.
The stunts ranged from running
out of the processional line and
around the goal post to painting
banners and signs or simply writing
their sentiments on the tops of their
By CATHERINE COWAN
A $3.5 million gift to be used for
the building of a UNC Alumni
Center has been given by an ano
nymous donor UNC President
emeritus William" C. Friday
announced at the General Alumni
Association's annual alumni lun
cheon May 10. The donation is a
challenge gift, meaning that the
UNC Alumni Association will have
to match the. figure in order to
"This is a very big figure," said
Chancellor. Christopher C. Ford
ham. "Together with a $500,000 gift
from the Johnston Trust Fund, it
is about one half of the project. This
will enable the alumni to complete
the project in a year or so." The total
projected cost of the Alumni Center
is estimated at $8.5 million.
Douglas Dibbert, Executive Direc
tor of the General Alumni Associ
ation, said the new Alumni Center
will be located next to the Kenan
Center for the Study of Private
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mortar boards. One group of coeds
seemed to sum up the feelings of the
whole group with a large banner that
simply said, "Awesome".
A low roar was sustained by the
crowd even after the graduates were
seated and during the speeches.
Loud cheers along with the popping
of champagne corks filled the air
during the breaks. As each group
of graduates was recognized by its
See GRADUATION page 18
Enterprise currently under construc
tion near the Dean E. Smith Student
Activities Center. The Center will be
43,000 square feet, and will contain
an Alumni-Faculty Club room,
meeting rooms for alumni activities,
alumni offices, and a dining room,
among other facilities. Dibbert said
he hopes construction will begin
early in 1987.
Fordham said many universities
around the country have special
facilities for their alumni, but few
are as complete as UNC's proposed
"1 hope the gift will be a signal
(lor others) to greatly contribute to
the University's regular programs of
libraries, scholarships, professors
and so forth," Fordham said.
"The alumni are our private sector
all over the country. The idea is to
get them closer to us so that they
will contribute more regular support
and larger support over the years.
The new Alumni Center will encour-
See ALUMNI page 18
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