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Volume 100, Issue 115
Monday, December 7, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By Anna Griffin
Student supporters of Assistant Pro
fessor Paul Ferguson are asking Chan
cellor Paul Hardin to "put on his white
hat" and grant the award-winning in
In a letter sent to Hardin Friday,
Students for Dr. Paul Ferguson a
group of Ferguson' s current and former
students demands that Hardin give
Ferguson tenure and conduct a thor
ough investigation into allegations
Ferguson made public last week.
"We ask that you step in and take
swift and direct action to rescue an
individual who seems to have been
Pile of gay
set on fire
By Jackie Hershkowitz
Assistant City Editor
A stack of newspapers from The Front
Page, the Triangle's gay-and-lesbian
monthly newspaper, was set on fire in
front of the Franklin Street Post Office
The fire broke out around 10 p.m.
and was contained in a few minutes,
Several local gay activists speculated
that the fire was the latest act of anti-gay
violence in Chapel Hill.
Nancy Evans, an office staffer for
The Front Page, said the newspaper had
been the target of anti-gay slurs and
attacks before. ."" "
"There are people who destroy news
papers because they won't do it on a
person," Evans said. "I imagine they're
trying to take out their frustrations."
Chapel Hill Town Council member
Joe Herzenberg donated the Franklin
Street news rack to The Front Page in
1983 so the newspaper could be avail
able in downtown Chapel Hill.
"I thought it would be good to have it
in front of the post office," Herzenberg
said. "Since then, there's been a tradi
tion of petty vandals, people stealing or
throwing die papers in nearby trash
"Every once in a while, there's been
an act of vandalism, but this one is the
most dramatic," he said.
Debbie Carroway, an employee at
CO. Copies who saw flames, said she
thought the incident was symptomatic
of a steadily increasing anti-gay back
lash. "It's in the back of the news racks,
and it would have been hard to get to,"
she said. "It's kind of suspicious that
particular paper would be burned.
"I' m glad they were burning the writ
ten word and not (gays and lesbians),"
Carroway said the fire was not the
first incident of anti-gay arson in Chapel
Hill in recent years. In the past year and
a half, a local gay-owned business, was
See FIRE, page 2
raises funds for UNC
By James Lewis
Student performance groups sang,
danced, read and recited poetry Friday
night at the Hanes Art Center to raise
money for the UNC housekeepers, J
;: About 100 people attended the ben
efit, sponsored by Students for the
Advancement of Race Relations.
TheBlack Student Movement Gos
pel Choir, Ebony Readers, Unheard
Voices, ModemExtension, the Opeyo!
Dancers, Afro II and Tar Heel Voices
Chris Baumaun, a senior from
Nashotah, Wis., and a student activist
for the housekeepers, said that although
the group raised only $280 of the ex
pected $700, the event was still a suc
cess. : : ::,:''.M.-'t'M
"It was really a successful night,"
he said. "Considering the publicity we
had, I thought the turnout was really
good. I think the audience learned
I have seen the future and
wronged by a 'pristine' process, cloaked
in secrecy and intrigue," the letter states.
"Please, put on your white hat and ride
into town and clean up this mess."
Ferguson, an award-winning speech
communication instructor, was denied
tenure again last week, this time by the
Faculty Hearing Committee.
Following the committee's ruling,
Ferguson broke a yearlong silence to
contend that two of his superiors re
moved a favorable report from his per
sonnel file before his first tenure hear
ing. The removal of that report and the
reaction of Stephen Birdsall, dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences, led to
Ferguson's second tenure denial in Sep- .
tember, he said.
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'teT AV A s
Norwood Cheek, bassist and vocalist for the
'Elevator" Sunday night at the Cat's Cradle.
By Thanassis Cambanis
Assistant University Editor
Ganesh Gunasekaran found out Sat
urday that he had become the 32nd
UNC student to win the prestigious
Thirty-two Americans win the schol
arship, which pays all costs for two
years of graduate study at Oxford Uni
versity, each year. UNC nominated six
students for the competition this year.
Gunasekaran, a senior political sci
ence major from Los Angeles, came to
the University as a Morehead scholar.
The third round of interviews in At
lanta this weekend produced two win
ners from each of the six Southern re
gion states. The winners were an
more about the movement."
- Afro II opened the performance
with a greeting dance. The BSM Gos
pel Choir then performed several
Christmas and religious songs, in
cluding the "Hallelujah Chorus" and
"Behold, the Lamb of God."
Five members of the dance group
ModemExtension performed a dance
"We want to show our complete
support for the plight of the UNC
housekeepers," said Michelle
Legrand, a junior from Kingwood,
Texas, and a group member.
"In-Dcpendence" was "represen
tative of breaking away and freedom,"
Legrand said she hoped audience
members could see the comparison
with die housekeepers' struggle for
The Ebony Readers performed sev
See CONCERT, page 2
Ferguson contends that William
Balthrop, chairman of the speech com
munication department, and Beverly
Long, a former head of the department
and a senior faculty member, destroyed
a favorable review from his file prior to
his first tenure hearing last fall.
The review, written by Northwestern
University Professor Paul Edwards, was
very positive toward Ferguson and made
a strong case for creative research as
criteria for tenure. Ferguson, who came
to UNC in 1986, has said that his con
tract called for the majority of his non
classroom work to be creative research
consisting of major productions.
Without the Edwards review, Speech
Communication Advisory Board mem
Sex Police, plays along with the Veldt,
The group played for Cradle employee
32nd UNC student to win coveted Rhodes
"I was excited," Gunasekaran said.
and announce the names of the win
ners." Because of the high level of compe
tition, no one was an automatic winner,
"I was very conscious of the fact that
there are many more qualified appli
cants than spaces available,"
Gunasekaran said. "To some extent it
would come down to being lucky and
having a good day on the day of the
Members of the University commu
nity encouraged him to apply for the
scholarship this fall, he said.
"A lot of my friends and professors
Sports Illustrated names
By Brad Short
A Sports Illustrated article has dubbed
Chancellor Paul Hardin and two other
college administrators the next Jedi
Knights of basketball.
Sports Illustrated writer Alexander
Wolff named Hardin, Wake Forest
President Thomas Hearn and Univer
sity of Nevada at Las Vegas President
Robert Maxson "Jedi Knights and
Starship Captains" in a graphic detail
ing "luminous bodies and fading stars
in college basketball."
The graphic ran in the Nov. 23 issue
as part of the magazine's 1992-93 col
lege basketball preview.
The graphic reveals who Wolff be
lieves to be the best in the basketball
business, from the administrators with
the most influence on college basket
ball to the top coaches of amateur teams.
Hearn, Hardin and Maxson are the
three administrators with the most in
fluence on college basketball, Wolff
Hardin said he thought he was listed
as an influential administrator for sev
"I am supportive of intercollegiate
athletics and interested in reforms to
make things fair for everyone," he said.
it is very much like
to Vesciae5 Ferguson
bers were not able to properly under
stand the importance of this creative
research, Ferguson said.
After Ferguson's discovery of the
removal, he took the case to Birdsall.
Birdsall called for another hearing but
did not grant Ferguson's request to re
move Balthrop and Long from the
Speech Communication Advisory
Board. The group voted twice to give
Ferguson tenure without promotion, but
Birdsall rejected both recommendations.
During the Faculty Hearings
Committee's discussions, Balthrop ad
mitted destroying the reports.
In her letter to Ferguson notifying
him of the Faculty Hearings
Committee's decision, committee head
Johnny Quest and Dillon Fence at a benefit
Billy Johnson, who lost his home in a fire.
encouraged me to apply in the fall, and
at the time I thought 'Why not?',"
Gunasekaran said. "I applied through
the University first to see if they would
nominate me, to see if I had a shot at
Gunasekaran said he viewed the
Rhodes Scholarship as an opportunity
rather than an accomplishment.
"I think it's better to think of it as an
opportunity rather than an award, be
cause the Rhodes Scholarship offers me
the chance to further develop the skills
I'll need in my future career," he said.
Gunasekaran said he planned to pur
sue a degree in philosophy, politics and
economics at Oxford.
"It's sort of the equivalent of a politi
cal science degree here," he said.
"I think this is a
tribute to UNC."
was forced to leave
the top post at
ist University in
1974 after uncov
ering and report
ing violations in
the football pro
gram to the
NCAA, said he
was active among presidents and chan
cellors in the ACC and a member of the
presidents' council. He said he had a lot
of experience presiding over athletic
programs at different schools.
"I was a charter member of the
(NCAA) Presidents' Commission back
in the 1970s," he said. "I was active in
reform at (SMU). UNC has a successful
athletic program with integrity. I think
maybe they look at us as a possible
model of success.
"Our faculty put together an athletic
reform document (and) I have taken it to
other presidents in the NCAA," Hardin
But UNC head basketball coach Dean
Smith said he didn't understand why
Hardin was listed.
"He is a great chancellor, but he
the present only longer. Kehlog Albran
Laurel Files said that while the removal
of the review from Ferguson's file was
improper, it did not warrant granting
Ferguson another tenure hearing.
But Ferguson's supporters are de
manding that Hardin take action to en
sure that Ferguson gets tenure and to
make sure that what happened to him
doesn't happen to others.
"We are disturbed and disillusioned
by the alleged conduct of individuals in
your administration regarding Dr. Paul
Ferguson's tenure evaluation," the let
ter states. "We feel it is now time for you
to present all the facts, so the University
community might better understand
what appears to be unethical behavior
on the part of senior faculty and admin
Six men arrested,
charged with rape
By Dale Castle
Police arrested and charged six men
Friday in connection with the Nov. 27
and Nov. 28 rape of two women in the
Walden at Greenfields apartment com
plex, according to Chapel Hill police
The six suspects, some of whom live
outside of Chapel Hill, were arrested
during a three-hour period Friday.
The two victims reported that men
raped them over a seven-hour period on
Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 at the apartment
complex, located at 103 Melville Loop
in Chapel Hill.
At 6:12 p.m., Christopher James
Roundtree, 28, of Box 231 Oak Hill
Road, Chapel Hill, was arrested and
charged with three counts of first-degree
sex offense and one count of first
degree rape, according to police re
ports. Roundtree, a United Parcel Service
driver, was placed under a $50,000 se
cured bond, according to reports.
At 7:54 p.m., Nelson Keith Stanford,
27, of 468 East McPherson Drive,
Mebane, was arrested and charged with
one count of first-degree rape and one
count of first-degree sexual assault.
The educational system of England
is no mystery to Gunasekaran, who spent
his junior year abroad at the London
School of Economics.
"I am not sure the differences be
tween the two systems are as stark as
people suggest," he said.
At UNC, Gunasekaran has concen
trated his extracurricular activity in the
realm of student journalism. He is a
former editor of the Carolina Critic and
wrote a weekly column for The Daily
Tar Heel his sophomore year.
"Eventually, I want to work in edu
cational reform," Gunasekaran said.
"But we're looking at something sev
eral years down the road. It' s something
I need to study a lot more."
His immediate plans in vol ve a career
Hardin basketball bigwig
Chancellor back at work
Chancellor Paul Hardin returned
home this weekend after spending
several days in UNC Hospitals for
dcr surgery this week. He did not
return phone calls Sunday night
Provost Richard McCtwrnick, who
spoke to Hardin Sunday afternoon,
? said the chancellor was feeling fine
; and was prepared to go back to work
: "1 talked to him about 10 minutes
ago, and he said he was feeling a lot
better now that he was home,"
hasn'tinfluenced college basketball any
more than other chancellors," Smith
"We have graduated almost all our
basketball players in 35 years, but I
don't know why (Wolff) would list
Chancellor Hardin," he said.
Wake Forest's Hearn said he be
lieved he was listed because he was a
member of the President's Commis
sion. "I am also a member of the NCAA
reform movement," he said.
Wake Forest coach Dave Odom
The students are demanding that
Hardin grant Ferguson tenure, that he
conduct "a full and honest rendering of
the facts" and that he begin a compre
hensive review of UNC's tenure policy.
Hardin, who returned home from
surgery at UNC Hospitals this week
end, did not return phone calls. But
Provost Richard McCormick, Birdsall' s
direct superior, said neither he nor the
chancellor could talk about the case.
Ferguson plans to file an appeal with
the Board of Trustees this week.
Martin Strobel, a graduate student
and a supporter of Ferguson, said the
group expected some sort of response
either today or Tuesday.
Stanford, employed at Parker
Hanefin, in Hillsborough, was released
less than two hours later under a $25 ,000
secured bond, according to police re
27, of 4533 South Jimrninder Road,
Haw River, was arrested and charged
with one count of first-degree sexual
assault and three counts of first-degree
rape, according to police reports.
Whitmore, a driver with United Par
cel Service, was released under $50,000
Two of the suspects arrested Friday
live in apartment 101-1 at the Walden at
Greenfields complex. '
At 8:03 p.m., Ken Anthony
Bradshaw, 24, 101-1 Melville Loop,
Chapel Hill, was arrested and charged
with four counts of first-degree rape
and two counts of first-degree sexual
assault, according to Chapel Hill police
Bradshaw, a United Parcel Service
worker, was released less than four hours
later under a $50,000 secured bond,
according to reports.
At 9 p.m., Kevin Deon Bradshaw,
20,alsoof 101-1 Melville Loop, Chapel
See RAPE, page 7
in journalism. He said journalism helped
him think and communicate clearly.
UNC has provided him with a quality
education he could not have received
elsewhere, Gunasekaran said.
"I've gotten a much better education
at UNC than I would have at other more
famous universities," Gunasekaran said.
"The opportunity to make contact with
teachers at UNC, if you seek them out,
The Morehead Scholarship allowed
him to concentrate his time on academ
ics and extracurricular activities, he said. (
"(The Morehead) has been very help
ful, partly because of summer opportu
nities, and also because it meant I didn't
have to have a paying job during the
after brief hospital stay
McCormick said. "He said he and his
wife had just gotten back from a mile-
and-a-half-long walk." t
Hardin, a native of Charlotte, is the
seventh chancellor in University his-
tory. He came to Chapel Hill in 1988
after 13 years as president of Drew
University in Madison, N.J. He also ,
has served as president of Southern
Methodist University and Wof ford
A 1952 inductee into Phi Beta
Kappa, the national honors fraternity,.
Hardin graduated from Duke Univer
sity and also received his law degree
praised Heam. "Dr. Hearn really wants
to win, but he wants to win the right
way," Odom said. "He is not willing to
sacrifice academics for athletics."
Odom said he thought Wolff consid
ered many factors when he listed Hearn.
"(Heam) was a big influence in selling
the idea to the city for a new basketball
facility at Wake Forest."
Wake Forest's Lawrence Joel Me
morial Coliseum is four years old. "We
See HARDIN, page 7