T/ie essence of freedom is understanding
Volume 12, Number 9
BI„\CK STl’DF.NT MOVKMF.NT OF ^'l lAI. NKWSPAPF.R l!niversit> of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Dean Renwick*roasted’ by students and friends
Dean Hayden B. Hen wick and wife Sandra enjoy the evening’s celebra
tion given in his honor. (Staff photo by Donna D. Whitaker).
THERESA ANN WILLIAMS
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. presented, “A Roasting of Dean Hayden
B. Renwick on January 24,1980 in the Great Hall of the Student Union.
Over 200 students, friends and relatives attended the banquet honoring
Dean Renwick, an Associate Dean of the University’s College of Arts and
Student representatives from all of the black fraternities and sororities,
campus organizations, and personal friends took stabs at Renwick and
Roz Fuse, president of the Ebony Readers and the reigning Miss BSM
commended Renwick for having “done a phenomenal job in maintaining the
Black presence at UNC.” Fuse dedicated a poem entitled, “I Am Man Not
Manikin,” by T.J. Reddy to Renwick.
Allen Johnson, roastmaster for the evening praised Renwick for the suc
cess of the minority advisory program. He stated that Renwick has been a
counselor and advisor not only at the academic level but on a personal basis
William Bynum, BSM chairperson praised him for being the first Black
administrator at UNC. Bynum stated, “Dean Renwick put his foot in the
door for us. I like him because he is very open-minded and is not afraid to
say what is on his mind.”
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Special committee to rehear Stone
DONNA D. WHITAKER
Although Chancellor N. Ferebee
Taylor has appointed a special com
mittee of seven faculty members to
rehear the tenure denial case of Dr.
Sonja H. Stone, her lawyer objects to
the composition of the committee.
Stone’s lawyer, C.C. Malone Jr., a
partner in the Durham law firm of
Malone, Johnson, DeJarmon and
Spaulding, said "(The) Committee
members don’t have the expertise to
judge her (Stone).”
He said that the chancellor failed to
follow 1976 tenure regulations in
choosing committee members.
Upon request of the Board of
Trustees after its Dec. 14 meeting, the
Chancellor appointed the committee,
which is headed by Professor George
V. Taylor of the history department
and consists of three women and two
The Black committee members are
Slayton A. Evans. Jr.. an associate
professor of chemistry and Ber
nadette Gray-Uttle. an associate pro
fessor of psychology.
Other members are Duncan
MacRae Jr.. a Kenan Professor of
political science and sociology:
Elizabeth A. McMahan, a zoology pro
fessor; Ix)uis D. Rubin Jr.. an English
professor; and Barbara H. Wasik. a
professor in the School of Education.
Also Malone objects that the
chancellor mformed the new commit
tee that it could use background
material on the case because it might
Movement chairman, said in an inter
view that he is also disappointed in
the make-up of the new committee
and the instructions given by the
chancellor to the committee.
"If they can’t find a competant
AFAM (Afro-American Studies) in
structor to be the committee head or
to advise the committee, then they
should get AFAM people from other
campuses to be on the committee,”
When asked to comment on a recent
article in The Daily Tar Heel concern
ing the appointment of the new com
mittee, Stone said, "My attorney and
I stand on our position that there was
sexual and racial discrimination and
a violation of my academic rights and
due process of law.
"However, we are pleased that the
board did find some merit in our
Stone said that she is pleased that
the Board of Trustees recommended
a rehearing of her case, but stated
that she did not know when her case
will be reheard.
Although the DTH Jan. 9 article
said that the new committee is to give
its decision at the Jan. 28 Board of
Trustees meeting. Stone said that the
committee will probably not hear her
case until later in the semester.
Several students spoke before the
trustees in a brief public hearing
before the beginning of the Dec. 14
meeting of the trustees, in which the
board decided to request a rehearing
of Stone’s case.
Although they were to refrain from
using Stone’s name specifically.
systematic effort to diminish the
Black presence at UNC-CH.
The students were representatives
of the BSM, the North Carolina
Tenure Defense Committee and the
Student Task Force for the Retention
of Black Faculty and Staff and the
Association of Women Students.
bias the new committee. several speakers used her as an ex-
William Bynum, Black Student i gmpig of what they felt was a
Renwick commends freshman,
speaks out on issues
In a recent interview. Dean Hayden B. Renwick commended the 405
member black freshmen class for its academic standing. Due to uncompiled
data, no exact figures were available. However, Renwick was able to say
that, “More than 80% of the freshmen had better than a 1.5 grade point
average this past semester. He believes that the Minority Advisory Pro
gram was directly related to this accomplishment.
“Although tutorial attendance doubled this fall, the number of people pre
sent was not representative of the 405 freshmen. Hopefully, attendance will
improve during the second semester” completing this year’s program. In
terviews for the 1980 fall semester Minority Advisors will begin in February.
While Renwick was optimistic about the outlook of the freshmen class, he
was a bit pessimistic about the confrontation between HEW and UNC which
recently has been pK)stp)oned. He warns that “Blacks should not expect too
much from the outcome. No matter what the outcome, blacks will lose.”
Also, he advised the students to “rally behind Dr. Sonja Stone.”
Renwick asked that no one support her simply because she is Black. He
said, “All black students are going to have to come to grips with the fact that
they can not protect someone that’s black who is incompetent.” Generally
speaking, “Students will have to commit more than just words to issues con
With that in mind, Renwick “encourages black students to get more in
volved in a variety of campus activities; but, this does not mean to abandon
traditionally black organizations such as the BSM.” Specifically, he would
like to see more black representation in the upcoming student body elec
Renwick stated "Black students should be aware that things are not as
they should be. Blacks are being lulled to sleep thinking that they have it
made. When in reality there have been every few concrete positive gains in
the last 10 years at UNC. The sooner the black students realize this, the bet
ter off they will be.”