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Hooker: Sound-Bite Politician or Visionary Leader?
This story is the first in a five-part series
exploring Michael Hooker's educational
leadership. Next week: Hooker's record with
the Massachusetts State Legislature.
While president of the five-campus
University of Massachusetts system,
Michael Hooker became known as an en-
ergetic and outspo
who shot from the
hip when talking
and goals. But many of his associates at
UMass questioned Hooker’s ability to turn
UNC Police Chief Leaves For Duke
BY ROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Duke University announced Thursday
that UNC Police Chief Alana Ennis will
leave Chapel Hill July 1 to take the reigns
as Duke’s director of public safety. The
announcement ended a seven-month
search to replace retiring Director Paul J.
The new position will be a step up for
Ennis. It will bring her an increase in salary
and the opportunity to lead a police force
more than twice the size of UNC’s.
During her three years at the Univer
sity, Ennis supervised about 60 full-time
officers and staff members. At Duke, the
public safety department is larger and is
responsible forpatrollingboth the East and
West campuses in addition to its Medical
Ennis is no stranger to the city of
Durham. She spent 16 years working her
way through the ranks of the Durham
Police Department before coming to UNC
in May 1992.
Carolyn Elfland, associate vice chan
cellor of business, said Friday that Major
Don Gold, son of former Chapel Hill Po
lice Chief Arnold Gold, will take over as
interim police chief when Ennis leaves.
“Alana Ennis has made major strides in
making the department a true police orga
nization instead of just a security opera
tion,” she said.
Elfland said the University would begin
a statewide search for anew chief this
week. Later this summer, applicants with
the strongest qualifications will undergo
an assessment process conducted by an
outside consulting firm.
Once the assessment is complete, a hir
ing committee will narrow the field of
applicants to two or three. Finalists will
meet with members from various campus
groups, county officials and local police as
part of the interview process.
“I hope we have somebody in the job by
the first of October, ” Elfland said. “It prob
ably won’t be before that."
Ennis is lea ving UNC only a few months
Rape Crisis Center Dedicates
Memorial to Murdered Jogger
BY DEAN HAIR
ARTS AND FEATURES EDITOR
Members of the community gathered
Tuesday evening at the Orange County
Rape Crisis Centerto dedicate a treeplanted
in the memory of a woman killed while
jogging along Estes Drive two years ago.
The Kristin Lodge-Miller Memorial
Golden-Rain Tree marks a case that polar
ized the community.
Lodge-Miller was shot and killed by
teenager, Anthony Simpson on July 15,
1993 adjacent to the site of the new memo
“This memorial was established for a
variety of reasons,” said Connie Mullinix,
chair of the Board of Trustees of the Or
ange County Rape Crisis Center.
“This is a living memorial and is a
celebration ofher life. Unfortunately many
people in our community have lost their
lives and we must remember them all, ” she
said. “This is a chance to say ‘no more
A bronze plaque designating the tree
was unveiled on the property of the Amity
United Methodist Church. The Golden-
Rain Tree was planted with community
contributions as a living memorial.
Mullinix opened the dedication. “We
(women) despise the fact that the threat of
violence limits our freedom, ’' Mullinix said.
Anne Scaff, vice-chair of the Board of
the Women’s Center thanked the numer
ous people who made contributions to the
Members of the community requested
for a permanent memorial to be estab
"I hate the British. The only good thing about them is that they hate the French. ”
Maryann (Christine Baranski) on ”Cybill‘
WEEKLY SUMMER EDITION
his bold political
rhetoric into reality.
Hooker had done
very little that he
said he would do.
Much of his rheto
ric remained rheto
ric. He demoralized
Ralph Whitehead, a
journalism professor at the flagship UMass-
Hooker is assuming the chancellorship
ofUNC July 1. His departure from UMass,
which was both hasty and unexpected, has
stimulated turmoil and controversy within
the Massachusetts system.
911 Calls Switch From Orange
Cos. Services to Campus Cops
BY WILL SAFER
AND ROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Anew system that routes all 911 emer
gency calls made from on-campus phones
through a University Police switchboard
will be tested this summer before being
fully implemented this fall.
Currently, all 911 calls are handled by
the Orange County Emergency Services
Officials have said the change would
allow UNC Police to better handle on
“An enhanced 911 system can route
calls alongjurisdictional lines, ” said Nick
Waters, director of OCES. “The tele
phone company will recognize which calls
come from campus.”
Right now, to call University Police
directly, a person first must dial an out
side line and then a seven-digit number.
Under the new system, dialing 911
will make a direct connection.
Waters said that this would be a vast
improvement because most people “as
short of completing one of her largest
projects. Since Ennis’s arrival at the Uni
versity, the department has been working
to receive national accreditation.
“If the department achieves accredita
tion, it will be no small feat,” Gold said.
“This would make UNC the first univer
sity in N.C. to receive accreditation. Alana
has provided the department with the vi
sion that has guided us through the whole
Gold said it would be his goal to honor
that vision by completing the final steps of
the accreditation process this summer.
Accreditation is the final step in Ennis’s
“This is a living memorial and
is a celebration of her life.
Unfortunately many people in
our community have lost their
lives and we must remember
them all. This is a chance to
say ‘no more violence.
Rape Crisis Center Chairwoman
fished for Lodge-Miller. Volunteers and
staff members of the Chapel Hill Women’s
Center and the Orange County Rape Crisis
Center established the Kristin Lodge-Miller
Fund in January, 1994 in response to the
expressions of community grief.
The fund had two objectives: to erect a
simple memorial as close to the site of the
assault as possible and to create a fund for
emergency assistance to victims of sexual
More than 60 people have donated
$2,155 to the fund. Thus far five victims of
sexual violence have received emergency
assistance, including food, shelter and or
People interested in contributing to the
Kristin Lodge-Miller Fund should send
donations to the Orange County Rape
Crisis Center, P.O. 80x4722, Chapel Hill,
On the check, designate that the dona
tion is intended for the Kristin Lodge-
Cbapal Hill, North Carolina
THURSDAY, JUNE 1,1995
“ Comparing my presidency at
UMass to my upcoming chan
cellorship at UNC is like
comparing apples and
On February 1,1995, Hooker unveiled
an “Action Plan” in which he challenged
the university system and the state legisla
ture to re-structure, re-allocate and re-in
vest resources to make theuniversity“world
sociate 911 with emergency” and not
with the seven-digit number.
Carolyn Elfland, associate vice chan
cellor for business, said “A call coming
in to Orange Central would show that it
was coming from Hinton- James dorm.
With the new equipment we will know
which room in Hinton- James.”
Elfland and Alana Ennis, the Univer
sity Police chief, decided to implement
this system to increase the University
police’s responsibility level in respond
ing to campus emergencies.
The actual system will work similarly
to the one currently in place. Waters said
that when a call comes in to an emer
gency dispatcher there are a series of
“ring-down lines” that give immediate
access to the appropriate center.
“It’s just a matter of pushing a but
ton,” he said.
University Police are reallocating re
sources within the department to allow
for two around-the-clock dispatch op
Accordingto Steve Harward, director
of telecommunications, the equipment
will cost the University Police $30,000.
plan to improve the effectiveness of the
University Police. Since her arrival in May
1992, the department has managed to take
control of special events security and mo
tor vehicle incidents.
The operations were formerly the re
sponsibility of town and county police of
Another of Ennis’s goals will be met
later this summer when the department
institutes its new E-911 program re-routing
emergency calls from University phones to
the University ’ s dispatch office. These calls
have been handled by Orange County
Anne Scaff, left, and Connie Mullinix dedicate a Golden-Rain Tree in memory
of Kristin Lodge-Miller at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center May 30.
Lodge-Miller was assaulted and killed on July 15, 1993.
class” by the year 2000.
“We are in the middle of a budget
crisis. He laid out an elaborate plan, then
left right in the middle of its implementa
tion,” said John H. Bracey, secretary of
the UMass-Amherst Faculty Senate. “Of
course people are angry at his lack of
Hooker maintains that the anger ex
pressed by the UMass faculty has come
mainly since the announcement of his
departure, and in that respect “is very
“I had set in motion a very ambitious
five-year plan,” Hooker said in an inter
view Tuesday. “People found it very posi
tive. From one perspective, it’s a terrible
time to leave.”
Student Body President Calvin Cunningham swears in as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees May 26. Asa
member, Cunningham has full voting privileges on any matter which comes before the BOT.
Chancellor’s Pay Gets Private Help
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
A request for a $50,000 supplement to
the chancellor’s salary was approved in a
resolution by the Board of Trustees last
BOT Chairman David Whichard said
the money would come from the Univer
sity ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill Foun
dation, Inc., an umbrella organization com
posed of several groups that help generate
income for the University.
The Board of Governors and C.D.
Spangler, president of the UNC system,
have to approve the resolution. The supple
ment would increase the annual salary of
Chancellor-elect Michael Hooker to
$200,000. Hooker presently makes
“Comparing my presidency at UMass
to my upcoming chancellorship at UNC is
like comparing apples and oranges,” said
Hooker had told Massachusetts leaders
that he would stay at UMass for 10 years to
raise the university’s lagging standards in a
time of fiscal constraint.
Facuity and administrators in the UMass
system criticized many of Hooker’s pro
posals as contradictory and impractical.
Michael Thelwell, a professor of Afri
can-American studies at UMass-Amherst,
said he felt Hooker’s proposals to raise
standards did “little more than raise some
In what Thelwell claimed was a “very
empty, non-productive public relations
$189,000 as president of the University of
Whichard said the BOT requested that
the foundation supplement the chancellor's
salary by using unrestricted funds not des
ignated for specific purposes.
“These gifts are not designed for any
particular purpose,” he said. “They can be
used for whatever purpose is best for the
Wayne Jones, vice chancellor for Busi
ness and Finance, said the money would
come from the unrestricted endowment
within the foundation.
The resolution passed by the BOT stated
it believed the foundation was suited to
provide the necessary funds because its
purposes encompass the entire University.
At the April 21 BOG meeting, a recom
Violent Crime Declines
In Chapel Hill for 1994
BY DAN THOMAS
Although the Town of Chapel Hill ex
perienced a 1 percent overall increase in
the crime rate from 1993 to 1994, violent
crime in the town decreased, according to
reports released by the State Bureau of
Investigation May 23.
According to the SBl’s preliminary an
nual report on crime in North Carolina for
1994, law enforcement agencies reported
254 instances of violent crime in Chapel
Hill, down from 319 in 1993. The property
crime index increased from 2,380 reports
to 2,470 over the year.
“It’s definitely a small increase,” said
Jane Cousins, Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment spokeswoman. “We’ve had some
significant increases some years.”
Cousins said the Chapel Hill Police
Department sends the SBI a report of of
fenses every month.
Although the overall incidence of crime
reports has increased, the decrease in vio
lent crime is encouraging, she said.
“To me, the significant things are the
decrease in robbery and aggravated assault
and the increase in larceny and motor
vehicle theft,” Cousins said. “That is a
She also said the figures for rape do not
actually reflect the number of rapes com
mitted because so few rapes are reported.
“The numbers there are such a small
part of what’s actually happening,” Cous
The violent crime index consists of
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gesture,” Hooker proposed to raise the
SAT scores of the incoming freshman class
while at the same time supporting the
Amherst chancellor’s effort to increase the
minority population to 20 percent.
Given that the black and hispanic popu
lation of Massachusetts hovers around 6
percent, the population increase didn’t
happen, Thelwell said.
The proposal to increase SAT scores
without going into the urban communities
to “groom” minorities with contracts for
highly motivated students “ran contrary to
the proposal to increase minority popula
tions,” said Thelwell.
Hooker defended his policy. “I have
See HOOKER, Page 2
mendation to alio w the chancellor’s supple
ment to come from non-state funds by an
institution-related foundation was ap
Whichard said the foundation was made
up of trustees and other administrators.
The money earned by the foundation was
invested and the income generated was
used to provide grants, he said.
Jones said the foundation had gener
ated $ 1.4 million in interest from its invest
ments over the past year.
During a press conference on May 19,
Hooker said the increase in salary did not
play a big factor in his decision to come to
UNC, but he still had his family to con
See SALARY, Page 2
Total Crime Statistics
For Chapel Hill
There was a total 1 percent
increase in reported crimes
from 1993 to 1994.
Violent crime 319 264
Murder 1 2
pj ape 15 11 I
Property Crime 2,380 2,470 g
murder, rape, robbery and aggravated as
sault reports. Burglary, larceny, motor ve
hicle theft, and larceny comprise the prop
erty crime index. The total index is the sum
of the violent and nonviolent incidences
and other categories of miscellaneous
According to the report, Chapel Hill is
one of the core cities of the Raleigh-
Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statis
tical Area. In similar cities across the state,
the total crime index increased by 4 per
Across the state, the total‘crime index
increased 1 percent overall since 1993,
while reports of violent crime decreased 2
percent and property crime increased 3
See CRIME, Page 2