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Center Director Denies Allegations of Nepotism
Workers at the Center for Alcohol Stud
ies, housed in the Hargraves “Skipper”
Bowles building, have made allegations
that Director Fulton Crews has violated
the University’s nepotism policy and is
guilty of misconduct. Crews denied the
allegations, saying that disgruntled work
ers are spreading unfounded rumors.
Several employees accused Crews of
nepotism because he employed his wife,
Kathy Adams, at the Center as his per
sonal secretary despite the fact that the
University’s policy on nepotism forbids
relatives of current employees from work
ing in the same department.
“This slander was started by a number
of disgruntled employees,” Crews said.
“My wife has never been paid a penny by
the Center for Alcohol Studies. She was
never under my supervision.”
One employee, who spoke on the con
Blood Bank Level
Steadily Falls With
Few Active Donors
Students and Residents Leaving Town Make
For Small Summer Donor Base With Blood
Demands Increasing in Orange County
ARTS AND FEATURES EDITOR
Every 12 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood or
blood products. This means that approximately 4 million people
need blood each year, according to the American Red Cross. With
only 6 percent of the population donating blood annually, there is
a great need for more people to give life-saving blood.
North Carolina currently is facing a blood supply shortage.
While this is not a rare occurrence during the summer months,
blood bank levels are particularly low this year. Students donate
a great deal of blood during the academic year and when most
leave during the summer, blood levels begin to drop.
“Students make up about one third of the Orange County
donor base, ” said Karen Kleary, director of Blood Services of the
Orange County American Red Cross. “The shortage is about the
same as it has been most of the year but June is projected to be
pretty low across the board.”
The Red Cross is encouraging residents and students to donate
“The blood supply just plummets in the summer with many
students leaving town for home,” Kleary said.
All blood types are currently needed. B+, O- and A- are in
Not only is the blood supply hurt by lowered donation levels in
the summer, but there is an increased demand for blood in these
“Blood usage is much higher especially during the summer
because there are more scheduled surgeries and more automobile
accidents due to people traveling to the beach,” said Kleary.
She said there were a variety of reasons why people feared
giving blood. Some potential donors were afraid that the needle
would cause them pain or that they would be weak or disoriented
“People are always afraid it is going to hurt but it doesn’t, it is
only a pinch and and they are afraid how their body will react,”
Kleary said. The majority of donors do not feel weak and can
return to normal activities after donating, she said.
A person donated one unit ofblood, which was less than a pint,
she said. It takes about eight weeks to replace the red blood cells
lost in donation. Typically a person uses between one and five
units for a coronary artery bypass surgery and up to hundreds of
units for organ transplants.
Kleary said that many people believed blood and blood prod
ucts were used only for emergencies and accidents. However, a
large population depends on blood products daily. People suffer
ing from major illnesses such as sickle-cell anemia, hemophilia,
leukemia and other cancers regularly depend on blood products to
See BLOOD, Page 2
University Completes Investigation,
Issues Reprimand to English Professor
BY THANASSIS CAMBANIS
The University administration con
cluded its investigation of an associate pro
fessor of English who put his girlfriend on
his payroll, by placing a letter of reprimand
in his personnel folder.
Jim Williams, who came to the Univer
sity in 1987 and served as director of com
position, has been on paid leave since April
when charges surfaced that he had put his
girlfriend, Ako Shimada, on a payroll he
“The University should have said flat
out the when the allegations first broke that
this is deplorable, and that if it’s true, the
University and the department does not
condone it,” said one professor in the En
glish department. The professor said the
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dition of anonymity, said that Adams had
worked at the Center since Crews arrived
at the end of 1994. The center employs
about 20 people.
“She was his personal secretary. She
was under his supervision.”
Crews was hired by UNC to head up the
Center in September, 1994, at a salary of
$130,000. He came from the University of
Florida at Gainesville, where he was a
professor of pharmacology.
Employees at the Center allege that
while Adams was on the payroll in the
department of psychiatry she was actually
working for her husband at the Center.
“Since he knew she couldn’t be on the
Centerpayroll because she was his wife, he
had her put on the payroll of psychiatry.
But she was acting as his personal secre
tary,” said another employee speaking on
the condition of anonymity.
Adams worked as a temporary employee
for the Psychiatry Department from Feb
ruary 20 to April 28. Center employees,
administrative silence throughout the two
month investigation of Williams was “in
In a statement issued by the University,
officials said they found no fiscal impropri
eties in Williams’ case, but “a part of the
review had not yet been concluded.” The
investigation included the English depart
ment, the Internal Audit department, the
State Bureau of Investigation and Susan
Ehringhaus, the University’s legal coun
Ehringhaus refused to make any further
comment or elaborate on the statement.
The harshest language in the statement
addressed Williams’ payments from a trust
fund to Shimada, a UNC undergraduate at
the time. “The payments represented poor
judgment and violated acceptable standards
for supervisors concerning avoidance of
If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
have claimed that Adams’ termination,
which was originally scheduled on her
personnel action form for August 19, was
changed because of suspicion on the part
of the personnel department.
While in the psychiatry department,
Adams worked under Leslie Morrow, a
professorinthe department and a researcher
at the Center for Alcohol Studies. Morrow
confirmed that while Adams was employed
as a temp, she worked under Crews’ super
vision. However, Morrow said she did not
believe the University’s nepotism policy
applied to temporary workers.
“She worked for me for eight weeks,”
she said. “She was a fabulous employee.
We were so glad to have her.”
“It is true that she worked for me for
eight weeks. She also worked for Dr.
Jack Stone, director of employment at
the University’s Human Resources office,
said that the University’s policy on nepo
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favoritism,” the statement said.
“A letter of reprimand has been placed
in Professor Williams’ file for having served
as a direct supervisor for someone with
whom he was having a personal relation
The University’s statement was an ex
oneration, Williams said. “I think it was a
mistake in judgment on my part and agree
with their judgment on that, ” he said. “The
administration did exactly what was nec
essary it conducted an investigation,
and the investigation turned up nothing
“I and my colleagues in the University
are ready to get back to business.”
Williams had already been scheduled to
step down as director of composition in
See WILLIAMS, Page 2
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THURSDAY, JUNE 8,1995
tism applied to both permanent and tem
porary employees. Stone declined to com
ment about the charges of nepotism and
the dismissal of Adams saying that it was a
private personnel matter. Stone directed
all questions concerning the allegations to
Crews denied the charges of nepotism
and said that his wife’s termination was
due solely to the fact she had completed the
temporary work she was hired to do.
“My wife was helping a faculty member
in psychiatry, giving secretarial support,”
he said. “She worked about eight weeks to
helpgetagrant, then stopped. She doesnot
work (at the Center).”
However, Crews did admit to signing
Adams’ time sheet on one occasion. Such
a signature implies that Crews was acting
in a supervisory role, which is strictly for
bidden under the nepotism policy.
“Because a psychiatry member was sick
and there was some confusion, I did sign
one time sheet. It was a mistake,” Crews
New Chancellor Shows Political Savvy
This article is the second in a series exploring
Michael Hooker's educational leadership. Next
week: Hooker and race relations.
USA MARIE COLLINS
Michael Hooker has been pegged as a
“consummate political animal” by both
his critics and his supporters at the Univer
sity of Massachusetts, where he served as
Hooker’s most fer
vent critics give him
credit for his suc-
cess with the Massachusetts state legisla
ture in increasing the university’s budget
At the same time there has been an
ongoing controversy in Massachusetts over
a system of university funding called tu
ition- retention. Hooker is in favor of tu
ition retention as a more efficient way for
the university to budget its money.
A former employee of the Center said
that she had been removed from her desk
in order to accommodate Adams.
“His wife called one day and the next
morning she was there. She had moved
everything off my desk. She was going to
be his secretary,” the former employee
Another employee said that Adams had
been given her own office at the Center,
where she has continued to work since her
termination from the department of psy
“We had an empty space around the
comer, she worked there after she resigned
from psychiatry,” she said. “(Crews) tried
to say she was only there temporarily, but
why did he get her an access card or a card
to get on the network? He did a bunch of
stuff to make it appear that she was full
See ALCOHOL Page 2
Students, parents and some members of
the faculty fought Hooker and won in the
Massachusetts state legislature, in part be
cause the chairman of the House Ways
and Means Committee is “diametrically
opposed” to tuition-retention, Hooker said.
In light of the troubles that UNC has
had with budget cuts over the past decade,
it is no surprise that Hooker’s skill with
legislative lobbying played into the deci
sion to appoint him as UNC’s next chan
“In three fiscal years, there was an in
crease in the state appropriations in excess
of 24 percent. In the 1995-96 school year
we anticipate an sll million, or3opercent,
increase fortheuniversity,” said Vice Presi
dent of Government Relations Kenneth
“From fiscal year ‘BB until ‘92, there
was nothing but cuts every year. Fiscal
See HOOKER, Page 2
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KEN HARNDEN ran a 48.72 to win
the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAAs.
BY JUSTIN SCHEEF
KNOXVILLE, Term.—Ken Hamden
began to hear the critics in high school,
when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament
in his knee. The doctors said he would
never race again.
In his first two years at DePaul, Hamden
was a mediocre runner at best. He ran the
400-meter hurdlesin 54 seconds, far slower
than what he knew he could run and four
seconds offNCAA qualifying time.
In his junior season at UNC, Hamden
began to prove
wrong, as he
posted a UNC
Track Finishes 7th,
16th at Nationals
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qualified for nationals. Although he didn’t
even make the final heat at the NCAA
meet, he still had confidence.
“I’ve been telling all my friends and all
my teammates that I was going to win this
year, and it was mine because I came (to
the NCAAs last year) and choked and
didn’t even make the finals, ” Hamden said
last Friday. “I told the guys after that race
that I was going to win that race this year. ”
Call Hamden a prophet. The senior
from Harare, Zimbabwe, blazed to a 48.72
at Tom Black Track at the University of
Tennessee and won North Carolina’s first
when Bill Albans won the 220-yard low
hurdles. Hamden’s finish led the Tar Heel
men to 26.5 points and seventh place na
tionally. The women, hampered by an
injury to freshman star Monique
Hennagan, finished 16th with 16.5 points.
Hamden’s victory is UNC’s third men’s
track title since 1992, as the men’s 4x400
relay team —with Hamden running the
anchor leg—won the indoor title this year
and Allen Johnson won the 1992 indoor
55-meter hurdle championship.
“We’ve had good success with some
seconds, thirds and fourths (in the out
doors), but nobody put us over the top,"
said UNC coach Dennis Craddock. “It’s
great that he’s the first one to do it. It’s
great, because he’s such a good young man
too, as well as being an excellent athlete.”
Hamden won the race in a duel with
Georgia Tech’s Octavius Terry, last year’s
NCAA champ. Hamden took the lead at
about the sixth hurdle, but Terry caught up
by the eighth. Then the 6-foot-5 Hamden,
who cleanly cleared every hurdle, put the
See HARNDEN, Page 9
Record With the
State appropriations per full time
student during Hooker’s presidency.
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1992 1993 1994 I*Bs
Tuition and fees at UMass-Amherst
$8,502/year, Secondhighest for U.S. public
university. 43,000 students at five campuses.
SOURCE; UMASS PRESIDENT’S OFFICE DTH/JUSTO SCHEEF