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Volume 103, Issue 134
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Keeping Reichardt’s Spirit Alive
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Ciinniiigham Defends Administration’s Accomplishments
Claiming his administration has not
received proper credit for its progress in
achieving campaign goals, Student Body
President Calvin Cunningham released a
12-page report documenting his work on
issues ranging from the tuition increase to
the number of dial-in modem lines on
The “State of the Student Body Re
port,” issuedat Wednesday’s Student Con
gress meeting, also includes suggestions
on how student government can better
Cold Weather, Old Pipes
Lead to Shower Shivers
BY SUSAN HAZELDEAN
Students complaining about a shortage
of hot water in North Campus residence
halls are suffering because of cold weather
and old pipes, Housing Support Superin
tendent Robert Humphreys said Friday.
“It’s a feature of the northern region,
and all the area directors have had some
complaints,” said Mike Zeinstra, Lower
Olde Campus area director. “This always
occurs when it gets colder and people are
Students claim the effects of the prob
lem are far-reaching. “When you take a
cold shower it ruins your whole day. You
never really get warm,” said Kimberly
Engel, a resident ofEverett Residence Hall.
Cold weather affects water temperature
because it passes through underground
pipes. “The ground temperature drops,
and that adds to the problem,” said John
Brodeur, Upper Olde Campus area direc
All the North Campus residence halls
receive their water from a single source. “It
all comes out of one set of tanks in Joyner, ”
Students who live in the residence halls
farthest from the tanks suffer most from the
hot water shortage. “Old East and Old
West definitely had the worst problem,”
Humphreys said. “Water leaving the tank
could take up to an hour to reach Old
Old East will be fitted with its own
water heater in the next two weeks. A
similar system, installed last week, has
already improved things in Old West.
“(The new water heater) definitely had
The DTH compares last year's
campaign platforms to what student
leaders delivered. Op-Ed, Page 9
Above: Carol and Karl Reichardt held
a birthday celebration Saturday in
Maryland in honor of their son s2l st
birthday. At the event, which was a
fund raiser for the Kevin Reichardt
Foundation, a special lacrosse stick
made in his honor was presented to
Left: Carol and Karl Reichardt are
presented with a trophy for the Hall
of Fame Lacrosse Classic, an event
established in memory of their son.
Carol Reichardt is wearing the
decorations from the lacrosse stick.
“We work hard, often thanklessly, ad
vocating student opinions to University
committees about which the average stu
dent has never heard,” the report states.
Student Access to Technology Improved
A major issue in Cunningham’s cam
paign was increasing information technol
ogy services on campus.
The Undergraduate Library has ex
panded its operation to 24 hours a day “as
a result of dihgent work from the executive
branch,” the report states.
In addition, 48 new dial-in modems for
e-mail services and anew computer lab are
visible improvements, the report states.
“When you take a cold shower
it ruins your whole day. You
never really get warm. ”
Resident of Everett Residence Hall
a big impact. It immediately improved the
residents’ quality of life,” Brodeur said.
But students in other North Campus
residence halls will have to wait until next
year to see the benefits of structural im
provements in their water supply.
“A project to replace the tanks and the
pipes will hopefully get under way next
year,” Humphreys said. “It would be part
of a $6 or $7 million renovation project.”
The residence hall’s water supply would
not be the only one affected by the renova
tions. "Its notjust residence halls, but class
rooms too. This is a large scale project,”
Housing Director Wayne Kuncl said.
“It’s something we have been working
on for a long time. These pipes were put in
place when the buildings were built and
may have been there since the ’3os or ’4os.
They are due for replacement,” Kunclsaid.
In the meantime, students are advised
to try showering at off-peak times. “Try
getting up an hour earlier or taking a shower
in the evening when resources aren’t
drained as easily,” Zeinstra said.
But this may not be the answer. “I’m
sure there are 1,001 people who are not
using it at peak times and are still not
satisfied. It’s abigproblem,” Zeinstra said.
Residents were encouraged to share their
concerns with officials. Brodeur said, “We
God gives us relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel W. Mumford
Cfcapal Hill, North Carofloa
SRC Floods Again
A Friday morning thunderstorm
closed the center for several hours
but did little damage. Page 3
Family, Friends of Slain Lacrosse
Player Kevin Reichardt Gather on
His 21st Birthday to Pay Tribute
BY WENDY GOODMAN
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - “Let’s celebrate his life and
follow his example,” Karl Reichardt said of his son at a
dinner to honor Kevin Reichardt’s life Saturday night.
The evening was a chance for the former UNC
lacrosse player’s family to thank the community for its
support during the past year. He was shot and killed by
former UNC law student Wendell Williamson on Jan.
“As you know, today is Kevin’s 21 st birthday. I speak
of Kevin in the present tense because I honestly feel that
Kevin is with us all, especially here," Karl Reichardt
said. “You people are as much a part of Kevin’s life as
you were before and will continue to be that way for the
rest of our lives he’ll be here. I know he’ll be here
because he is the kind of person who wants to party.”
About 300 people, including family, friends, lacrosse
teammates and other UNC students, attended the event.
Carol Reichardt said the community support and
involvement since her son’s death was unbelievable and
had made her see the good in people.
“The support we have received throughout the year is
whathas helped us,” shesaid. “There isjust nothing like
it —this (here tonight) is what is good about humanity. ”
The night also served as a fund raiser for the Kevin
Reichardt Foundation, a scholarship fund established
by friends and family shortly after his death. Greg
Hrebiniak, a chairman for the event, said he thought
they had raised close to SB,OOO on the night. The money
was raised from the dinner, a silent auction, a raffle and
sales of KR lacrosse clothing and equipment, manufac
tured by Warrior Inc.
The scholarship will be awarded to students who
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remain, the report
also said his prom
ise to improve aca-
issued a report last
Carrboro Honors Former Mayor’s Work With CMdren
■ Residents thanked
Eleanor Kinnaird for her
dedication to the community.
Former Carrboro mayor Eleanor
Kinnaird was honored for her service to
the Carrboro community Friday night at
the Seeds of Sheba Cultural Arts Center.
Kinnaird was recognized primarily for her
work with the children of the Carr Court
A multitude of community residents
spoke about Kinnaird and her impact on
Carrboro. FormerN.C. Sen. Howard Lee,
D-Orange, explained why he believed
Kinnaird would be remembered in
Carrboro for years to come.
“She pioneered as mayor,” Lee said.
Lee, who is running again for a seat in
the N.C. Senate, went on to commend his
potential election opponent for her work
with the children of Canboro.
“She recognized the fact that our future
is not in ourselves but in the children. Ellie
knows that what we do for ourselves will
die when we do and that what we do for
others will live on long after we die.
“It is important to plant a tree so that a
seedling may grow. Ellie planted a seed in
ouryoung children. She will not be around
long enough to enjoy their shade, but she
has provided shade for the future,” Lee
Area children performed at the event.
Twolocalboys played musical instruments,
a skit was performed entitled “The Judge
and the Widow,” and a group of children
sang a collection of inspirational hymns
for the former mayor.
Canboro Alderman Hank Anderson
said that because of Kinnaird, Canboro
display qualities Kevin Reichardt showed throughout
his life, both athletically and academically, foundation
member and family friend Steve Schuler said.
“Kevin was a unique individual. I remember think
ing, ‘This kid is really going to do something great with
his life,”’ Schuler said.
“We’re going to give other students who displayed
Kevin’s leadership and work ethic to make the positive
changes we thought he was going to make, that chance. ”
Dominick Souza, one of Kevin Reichardt’s high
school teammates, presented the family with the Great
Spirit Stick, anew stick made in their son’s memory.
Souza said the stick, manufactured by Warrior Inc.,
captured his teammate’s spirit and personal qualities.
“From the very beginning the Kevin Reichardt Foun
dation has been dedicated to making Kevin’s spirit live
on,” Souza said. “Now, we are going to take the spirit
back on the field where it belongs. For those of us who
got to play with Kevin, it basically means we get to play
with him one more time.”
The Great Spirit stick also contains Kevin Reichardt ’ s
initials, a firebird logo and a handtag detailing his
legacy. Attached to the stick are ceremonial adorn
ments, ornamental feathers and beads, which bring the
game’s Indian roots to the present.
Souza said the adornments were to be given to a fan
to help them become involved in the game. The beads
and feathers from the first stick, Kevin Reichardt’s stick,
were placed on Carol Reichardt by her husband.
“Kevin was always reaching out to others to make
sure they got involved this is the reason for ceremo
nial adornments,” Souza said.
During a family prayer, Karl Reichardt urged those at
the event to adopt his late son’s zest for life.
“Let us follow Kevin’s lead to love life; to interact
with people young and old in ihe most positive way
possible; to be devoted to our family, friends, and com
munity; and to dedicate our lives to make this world a
better place to live and grow,” Karl Reichardt said.
“I feel vety fortunate to have been part of Kevin’s life
for 20 yearn.”
demic advising would be completed this
fall with the installation of a computer
system that would complete graduation
requirement sheets, freeing advisers to
spend more time with students.
New Call Boies, Lighting Improve Safety
Cunningham promised during his cam
paign to increase campus safety by pushing
for better lighting on campus, the installa
tion of more emergency call boxes and
expanding Point-2-Point service.
Fifty new call boxes will be installed on
campus this semester, the report states.
Cunningham also toured campus with
administrators last semester, indicating
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Eleanor Kinnaird, former mayor of Carrboro, applauds the singing of local school children at a service in her honor at
Seeds of Sheba Cultural Arts Center on Friday. Kinnaird served eight years as mayor and was replaced by Mike Nelson.
had become less political and more hu
“Ellie sees without color,” Anderson
said. “She sees the spark of divinity in each
person. I believe that she has made a differ
ence and that we are very fortunate to have
her in our community.”
Rev. Delores Farrar said that while
Kinnaird’s accomplishments with the Carr
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areas in which lighting should be improved.
Although the core services of Point-2-
Point have been left untouched, the future
of the shuttle is doubtful because of its high
cost, the report states. Fixed-route services
are “more justifiable and less costly.”
Tuition Hikes Moderated
The executive branch spent much oflast
summer working with the state legislature
to reduce proposed budget cuts from SSO
million to sls million, the report states.
While the 3.1 percent in-state tuition
increase proposed by the state legislature
See REPORT, Page 4
Court Community Center were important
because of the different service programs
that she helped begin there, they were also
important for another reason.
“This lady initiated so many different
things. This service, I want you to know, is
not political. It’s all about love,” Farrar
In her appreciation speech, Kinnaird ■
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■ The Faculty Council also
passed two resolutions
designed to enhance the
The University must study hiring prac
tices to determine why fewer women are
promoted to full professorships than men,
according to resolutions passed Friday by
the Faculty Council.
The resolutions, proposed by the Com-
mittee on the Status
of Women, came
about as the result
of a report which
tracked the progress
of a cohort of asso
hired between 1980
The study re
vealed that, in the
Division, 42 percent
of the men in that
cohort were pro
moted from associ
ate to full professor,
while 17 percent of
HOOKER said he was
disturbed by a report
that showed that
women were less likely
to be promoted.
women received the same promotion.
Chancellor Michael Hooker said the
report and the disparity it revealed shocked
him. “When I read the draft of the report,
I was disturbed, severely disturbed would
not be putting it too strongly,” he said.
Chairwoman of the committee Laurie
McNeil, a professor of physics and as
tronomy, said the report also revealed a
disparity in the number of men and women
who left the University at the level of asso
ciate professor, in both the Academic and
Health Affairs Divisions.
“Another distinct difference is the
greater tendency of females than males to
leave at the level of associate professor,”
The report proposed two resolutions,
both of which passed unanimously. One
calls on the Affirmative Action Office, in
consultation with the committee, to in
crease its efforts to obtain information from
those leaving the University to understand
See FACULTY COUNCIL Page 2
credited the success of Canboro not to
herself, but to the community itself.
“All of you, thank you so much. It
means so much to me to be here, to be
honored by all of you,” Kinnaird said. “I
look around and see so many of my friend*
and people I have worked with.
“The community is flourishing because
of everyone’s hard work, notjust mine.”