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Volume 97, Issue 12
Tuesday, March 21, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
The UNC Board of Governors
(BOG) has approved the construction
of a building on campus to house an
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) pollution research facility,
continuing 20 years of cooperation
between UNC and the EPA.
The construction of the building,
if approved by the N.C. General
Assembly, is estimated by the BOG
committee on budget and finance to
cost $28.2 million. The proposal,
approved on March 10, calls for a
building of about 120,000 square feet,
to be located off Mason Farm Road
and South Columbia Street.
The construction would be funded
by the selling of bonds, or "public
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By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
: The UNC School of Law may soon
be headed by a new dean from outside
the University, breaking a tradition
Of appointing a faculty member to
: "Within the next two or three
weeks we will be finished with
interviewing," said Thomas Hazen,
professor of law and search commit
tee member. The committee will
recommend its choices to Chancellor
Paul Hardin, who will make the final
The law school has not had a
permanent dean since Kenneth Broun
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By RHETA LOGAN
The UNC history department has
reduced two N.C. history classes to
lower numbers as part of a course
renumbering process, and some
students and faculty members see the
change as a de-emphasis of N.C.
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borrowing," said Felix Joyner, vice
president for finance at UNC General
Administration. The EPA would
then pay the University for the
construction by paying a long-term
lease, he said. "We'd complete the
borrowing by signing a lease agree
ment that doesn't obligate the Uni
versity or the state for the payment
of the debt."
When the lease expires in 30 years,
the University will be allowed to use
the building for its own purposes if
it wants. If the EPA were to remain
in the building, it would still have to
pay rent to the University.
The EPA has had laboratories on
campus since the late 1960s, said
Stuart Bondiirant, dean of the School
of Medicine. The laboratories are
left on Jan. 1, 1987. Ronald Link has
been acting dean since then.
The new dean may break the
tradition of deans coming from
within the law school. At least the
last four law school deans have been
chosen from UNC, Link said.
William Turnier, professor of law
and search committee member, said,
"In the law school, historically, that
(choosing internal candidates) has
But Hazen said the committee was
not considering internal candidates
now. "We have a number of outside
candidates we're looking at. None of
the people we're looking at are from
The courses, History I6l and 162,
will be lowered to History 66 and 67
by July l. The renumbering process
began two years ago, said Harry
Watson, chairman of the committee
in charge of the overhaul. In 1986,
the history curriculum was made up
of randomly numbered courses, he
said, so department chairman Colin
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clinical research laboratories,
designed to study the effects of
environmental toxins on humans,
said Philip Bromberg, director of the
UNC Center for Environmental
Medicine and Lung Disease.
"The EPA needed a clinical
research unit to study the effects on
human subjects," Bromberg said.
"They decided they needed it on a
medical school campus rather than
at their main facilities in Research
Triangle Park." The labs at UNC are
the sole EPA clinical research labs,
The EPA programs at UNC have
grown as concerns about environ
mental standards have increased, said
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Law school officials gave several
reasons that the school is looking for
an outside candidate. "Most of it
comes down to a desire to have things
done a little differently," said Turnier.
"One of the most significant reasons
is that we have not had an outsider
for a long time."
Link said choosing an outsider
could attract someone to the faculty
who might not otherwise be available.
The law school could also be trying
to make a statement with its choice,
Link said. "One of the likely reasons
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Palmer appointed a committee to put
the department in some kind of order.
Watson said the committee decided
to number introductory and survey
courses below 50, advanced courses
above 100, and introductory courses
that were not survey courses between
50 and 100. Because the two N.C.
history courses are not survey courses
classes that cover a large amount
of space or time they were placed
in the 50-100 range, he said.
Freshmen and sophomores will be
able to take the renumbered N.C.
history courses, and juniors and
seniors will still be able to take them
for academic credit, Watson said.
The content of lowered courses will
remain the same despite the re
numbering, he said.
Graduate students will still be able
to take the N.C history courses after
the renumbering takes effect, Watson
said. A graduate student can get
credit for History 66 or 67 by
enrolling in History 299, an indepen
Hall of Fame honors
By SIMONE PAM
UNC journalism professor Jim
Shumaker, ABC News correspon
dent David Brinkley and former
journalism school dean John Adams
are among nine people who will be
inducted into the North Carolina
Journalism, Advertising and Public
Relations Halls of Fame on April 9.
The other journalism inductees are
David Gillespie, a North Carolina
native who founded The Gaston
Citizen; the late Brodie Griffith,
former managing editor of The
Charlotte News; and Morris Rosen
berg, a Charlotte native who was
news editor for Associated Press
World Services in New York.
The advertising inductee is Charles
McKinney, co-founder of the Raleigh
advertising agency McKinney and
The public relations inductees are
H.C Cranford of Durham, who has
worked with Blue Cross and Blue
Shield; and Edward Rankin of
Concord, former director of public
relations for Cannon Mills.
The N.C Halls of Fame are based .
on career-long accomplishments in
the fields of journalism, advertising
and public relations, said Richard
Cole, dean of the School of
UNC's School of Journalism began
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a move reminiscent of Michael
dent study course. Through this
process, the student would attend
lectures for History 66 or 67 and
complete individual work for the
course in History 299, Watson said.
"This arrangement makes the
courses more appropriate for grad
uates," he said.
But William Powell, retired pro
fessor of N.C. history, said graduate
students may think that a lower-level
course is too easy or may not be aware
of the History 299 arrangement. As
a result, these students may go to
other area universities for N.C.
history education, he said.
The History 299 arrangement is
explained for graduate students in the
course catalogue, said Palmer.
Junior Gene Davis said the renum
bering of the N.C. history courses was
a blatant de-emphasis of N.C. history.
"When a class is lowered, that in and
of itself is a de-emphasis of the
But Palmer said the renumbering
the Hall of Fame in 1981 and serves
as the headquarters for all of the state
In 1988, the Advertising and Public
Relations Hall of Fame was created
to recognize individuals in those
The individuals in the Hall of Fame
must either be natives of the state or
distinctly identified with the state,
The honorees are chosen by a
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was not meant to de-emphasize N.C.
The courses were lowered in part
to give them a broader appeal, Palmer
said. Freshmen and sophomores will
now be attracted to the courses
because they can fulfill perspective
requirements, he said.
Davis said while the N.C. history
courses will be demanding for grad
uate students through the independ
ent study arrangement, they will cease
to be intensive courses for undergrad
Davis lobbied N.C. legislators and ,
other state officials last week to gain
support for raising the N.C history
courses to their previous level.
Davis said he received the support
of all the officials he talked to,
including N.C. Labor Commissioner
John Brooks, N.C. Secretary of State
Rufus Edmisten and N.C. Senate
Majority Leader Henson Barnes. The
officials Davis spoke with will write
letters to Chancellor Paul Hardin and
committee including former induc
tees, professional journalists, the dean
of the school and faculty members,
Adams was a professor of journal
ism for 27 years and was dean of the
School of Journalism from 1969
1979. Adams also received a teaching
excellence award in 1984 from North
Carolina. In addition, he was a
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Spangler protesting the renumbering,'
Davis, a Student Congress repre
sentative (Dist. 16), said he also
planned to write a resolution that
could go before the congress by the
end of May. The resolution will
propose that the courses be raised to
their previous level.
William Price, director of the N.C.
Division of Archives and History,
said he thought there would be
"perceptible lowering of visibility of
North Carolina history by the courses .
being moved down."
Price also said he hoped the
department would realize the impqrr
tance of training North Carolinians
in state history. "The University
produces a lot of political, corporate,
and intellectual leaders of North
Carolina. The state depends on the
student body that comes out of
Chapel Hill." ;
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