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Tar Heels headed for Gator Bowl
■ UNC will likely take on
the second-place team in the
Big East conference.
When this year’s senior football class
last went to the Gator Bowl, most of its
members didn’t see much playing time.
The members of the class of ’97 were
freshmen when Alabama beat North
Carolina in the Jacksonville, Fla., bowl
in 1993, with most
watching from the
That will change
this New Year’s
when the No. 13
on an opponent yet
to be determined in
the 1997 Toyota
was issued Mon
day via teleconfer-
North Carolina coach
accepted the invite via
ence, and both
UNC Director of Athletics John Swofford
and Tar Heel coach Mack Brown were
on hand to accept the invite.
“We’re really excited about the Gator
Bowl,” Brown said. "... Very seldom
does a young man have a career where,
THREAPS OF TOGETHERNESS
Tiffany Greene (left); Jenna McPhee, Ehringhaus Residence Hall area director; Jackie Carter; and John Clark unfold
a section of the AIDS Quilt in Ehringhaus for viewing Monday night. The Quilt honors those who have died of AIDS.
New programs essential
to decreasing dropouts
BY KATE HARRISON
Several new programs in the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro schools designed to reach
out to at-risk students may have played a
pivotal role in reducing the area’s high
school dropout rate to the fourth lowest
in the state.
The dropout rate in the Chapel Hill-
Carrboro City Schools fell from 1.57 to
1.03 percent in the 1995-96 school year,
a rate considerably lower than the state
wide average of 3.43 percent, according
to a report issued by the State Depart
ment of Public Institutions,
Butch Patterson, principal of Chapel
Hill High School, attributed the low drop
out rate to the school’s direct interven
tion programs with at-risk students.
“In school, if a student can feel suc
cessful, they’ll be less likely to drop out, ”
he said. “People here support them, and
in particular help them get success with
Patterson said his highest risk students
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every year that he plays, including his
redshirt year, he has an opportunity to go
to a bowl.”
The game will take place in the newly
built Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., on
Jan. 1. The stadium seats almost 77,000
people, and each participating university
is guaranteed 11,500 tickets. Club seats
are available for $ 100, other seats are $35
The bowl pays out a guaranteed $1.3
million per school, although $1.525 mil
lion was doled out to Clemson and Syra
cuse last season.
“We’re pleased with, in terms of the
Gator Bowl, the new stadium that they
are playing in and the fact that it is played
on New Year’s Day on a national net
work in NBC,” Swofford said. “Those
are the pluses for the game itself and for
our participation in the game.”
The Toyota Gator Bowl is slated to pit
the second-ranked team in the ACC
against the second team in the Big East.
UNC solidified its league placement when
it beat Duke 27-10 on Saturday.
Syracuse, Virginia Tech and West
Virginia are still vying for the top two
slots in the Big East, although it’s likely
that the bowl would not pit the Tar Heels
vs. the Orangemen because they played
earlier this season.
“We’d like to play the highest-rated
football team we can play,” Brown said.
“I think it would be the best matchup and
the best football game we could possibly
were those still classified as ninth-grad
ers after several repeated years. “If we
can support the kid, they can get out of
ninth grade and move on,” he said.
“They’re much more likely to stay in
To deter dropouts, he said the school
has initiated mentoring and tutoring pro
grams for ninth-graders deficient in cer
tain skills, tried harder to maintain a
connection with the students’ parents'
and set up classroom situations where
teachers can work one-on-one with stu
Faithe Hart, publications assistant for
the Chapel-Hill Carrboro schools, said
the initiative of some of the program’s
directors and teachers had really pushed
the program along.
“I know Butch Patterson has really
credited the coordinator with being a
great resource of support and just inge
nious at coming up with programs for the
kids,” she said.
Patterson also credited CEED, the
Continuing Education Evening Division,
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Brown said Monday that redshirt
sophomore Oscar Davenport will start in
the bowl game, and freshman Kevin Carty
will serve as backup.
Carty had been slated to redshirt the
year, but Brown said that if Davenport
had to miss more than one or two plays,
Carty would play.
Junior Chris Keldorf, who led the Tar
Heels to one of their best-ever regular
season finishes, will make the trip to
Florida, but will watch from the side
Keldorf underwent surgery Saturday
night after dislocating and fracturing his
left ankle during the first quarter against
Davenport enteredthegameand com
pleted 10 of 13 passes for 162 yards and a
Keeping students in school
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools saw their dropout
rates fail. Officials credit programs aimed at high-risk students for the decrease.
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City Schools Schools
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with helping to lower the dropout rate.
The after-school program provides regu
lar classes as well as work study credits
and gives teachers more opportunity to
work with the students.
“CEED offers students smaller classes,
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“We really have two starting quarter
backs,” Brownsaid. “Oscar did notgetto
play as much because Chris started the
first game and did so well.
“... We’re not concerned about Oscar
Davenport at all.”
Last season, the Tar Heels posted a 20-
10 Carquest Bowl win against Arkansas.
Texas beat UNC in the 1994 Sun Bowl,
and UNC edged Mississippi State 21-17
in the 1992-93 Peach Bowl.
That gives this year’s seniors a 2-2
post-season record entering the Gator
“It’s a fifth straight bowl game for our
seniors, ” Brown said. “The senior class is
all five-year guys, and they’re excited
Blacks leaving UNC at increasing rate
BY EVAN MARKFIELD
A study presented to the Board of
Trustees on Thursday showed that the
rate of retaining black students between
their junior and senior years has recently
The percentage of black students who
did not return for their senior year is
nearly 8 percent, a number that has in
creased for the past four years, according
to the report written by Executive Vice
Chancellor Elson Floyd.
In contrast, the percentage of white
students who did not return for their
senior year has remained consistently
below 5 percent.
“I’d think that some special attention
needs to be given to the issue,” said
Gerald Home, director of the Sonja H.
Stone Black Cultural Center.
Student Body Vice President Lindsay-
Rae Mclntyre said University officials
and student government have begun to
research the question of retention and
hope to address the problem in the fu
“It’s an area that I think is important, ”
Student government hoped to collect
as much information as possible on the
subject, but the research was still in pre
liminary stages, Mclntyre said.
with more attention and less pressure to
meet all the demands of keeping grades
up in every single class,” he said. “It’s a
comfortable atmosphere and the students
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Wednesday: Cloudy; high 50s.
UNC creates position
for wife of star faculty
When the Department ofHistory used
a rare policy to create a position for the
wife of a current professor last month,
some saw the move as rank nepotism, a
perversion of affir
mative action and
a misuse of $1 mil
lion of taxpayers’
mended the history
department and the
flexibility in at
tempting to retain
a promising black
scholar. They deny
any rules were bro
ken and submit that
although there was
no search for other
professor’s wife was still highly quali
The debate raises questions about just
how far the University will go to retain
“The whole business of nepotism tied
to affirmative action makes it obnoxious,
in my view,” history Professor Roger W.
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Part of this research involves seeking
out possible causes of the decline in re
tention rates for black students.
“It’s especially difficult for minority
students to stay in college due to finan
cial strains and social strains that affect a
student’s life,” said Mavis Gragg, co
president of the Black Student Move
Senior Class President Ladell Robbins
said some students may leave after their
junior year to re-evaluate what they have
planned for the future.
“People need time to reassess what
their priorities are,” Robbins said.
Susan Kitchen, vice chancellor for stu
dent affairs, said it might be too early to
make a guess at the possible causes of the
Underage drinking sting nets
charges for 4 establishments
BY STACEY TURNAGE
The Chapel Hill Police Department
and the Alcohol Law Enforcement
Agency sent a warning Thursday to area
restaurants and bars that they could not
Jane Cousins, police spokeswoman,
said the cooperative effort sent a couple
of 18-year-old volunteers into area estab
lishments between the hours of 11:30
p.m. and 1 a.m. to try to purchase alco
hol. If they were carded, the volunteers
showed their actual identifications to the
servers or bartenders.
Four out of the eight establishments
served the underage volunteers, and some
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with wives and husbands that don’t get to
work at UNC, but if there’s a racial factor
involved, apparently then it’s OK.”
The controversy centers on Keith
Wailoo, an assistant professor of social
medicine and history. His wife, Alison
Isenberg, received a doctorate in history
from the University of Pennsylvania in
1995. Isenberg, who is white, is an assis
tant professor of history at Florida Inter
national University in Miami.
So that the couple could be together,
Florida International University ex
tended a job offer to Wailoo, a medical
historian. Faced with the loss of a black
professor, UNC investigated what it could
do to keep Wailoo on the faculty. En
couraged by the dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences, history department
Chairman Richard Soloway appointed a
committee to evaluate Isenberg’s creden
tials for anew position.
Most faculty positions are filled as a
result of a fully advertised search that
adheres to the University’s equal oppor
tunity guidelines. According to statistics
from the Equal Opportunity/ADA Of
fice, this procedure was followed in more
than 90 percent of all faculty hirings since
1990. Of 87 tenure-track faculty hired in
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“We shouldn’t speculate, but we re
ally ought to look very careMy at what
seems to be the cause of it,” Kitchen said.
“I do expect that the University is going
to be looking(atretention)more closely.”
In addition to giving the statistics for
UNC, the report compared retention rates
of blacks at UNC to those in the 30-
member Association of American Uni
Black student retention and gradua
tion rates at UNC are consistently higher
than the average rates for the AAU mem
Although the retention rates for black
students at UNC has decreased in recent
years, overall minority enrollment has
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even served alcohol after seeing the
underaged customers’ ID, Cousins said.
The individual employees at Ground
hog Tavern, Papagayo, Patana Bob’s and
The Cave were all cited for serving alco
hol to underage patrons. Bub O’Mailey’s,
Last Call, Brother’s Pizza and Molly
Maguire’s Irish Pub were the establish
ments who did not serve the underaged
“It is a disappointment that half of the
bars we went to served the volunteers,
regardless of their ages,” Cousins said.
Managers of the cited establishments
would not comment on the matter until
after the court date in January.
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