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I 11^1^ A Bi-weekly news University of North Carolina at Asheville
L/ Volume 2, Number 2, February 18, 1980
DORR: 'OUR GOAL IS SERVICE'
BEAUTY AND MYSTERY
Al Myers, as the husband, finds himself fascinated by his wife's friend, played
by Julie Gillum, who comes to renew a friendship of 20 years earlier In Harold
Pinter's "Old times." The play tsihe next production of Theatre UNC-Asheville,
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1. Performances are in the Carol Belk Theatre.
“The student is the most important
person on the campus. Without
students there would be no need for
"The student is not someone to be
tolerated so that we can do our thing.
They are our thing."
These lines, from an anonymous
broadside recently circulated on the
UNC-A campus by Dr. Eric lovacchini,
vice chancellor for student affairs,
seem entirely self-evident. Yet it is easy
to undervalue the obvious.
It is also easy for students to under
value the gifts and effort of those who
make it possible to learn, the faculty.
(Not to forget parents.)
The interdependence of students
and teachers was put into ideal
perspective in a talk to the UNC-A
faculty at the beginning of this school
year by Dr. . Laurence Dorr, vice
chancellor for academic affairs. Dr.
Dorr also touched upon the
university's relation to the community
"Statisticians have maneuvered us,"
he said, "into priding ourselves on our
students' high S.A.T. scores, the
scholarship winners, and on how high
they rank in their high school classes."
"These are really only imperfect
guides to how well they might do in
their freshman year — what they bring
to us. The real question is how well
they will do when they leave us. And
that may depend on what we have
done for them. How well have we
served them, with our knowledge, our
insights and our time?"
"In many ways we have done well.
Nearly all our students in past years
who have been recommended have
been accepted into medical, dental or
"The National Teachers Exam is a
good illustration. A recent study
analyzed the scores of students in our
state system to determine which in
stitution changed its students most.
I'm happy to say UNC-A was that in
"On this basis we can say that our
service is good. But is it as good as it
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WHERE WE'RE GOING
If you are interested in where
UNC-A is going and what it plans to do
along the way, you might like to look
over the reports put together during
the past year by many members of the
faculty and administration.
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SETS ‘OLD TIMES’
There's nothing like old times. Or is
there? And how do you know where
old times end and the present begins?
The difficulty is that no clear dividing
line ever exists. The people of today
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