m? latlir ufar Wwl
9 News /
ISB 107 years of editorial freedom
Serving the students and the University
' V community since 1893
New Faculty Chairwoman Secures Position
By Harmony Johnson
A social medicine professor,
described by her peers as “outspoken,
but very fair,” was named the new facul
ty chairwoman Friday, ending a month
long runoff contention for the post.
Sue Estroff, also an adjunct associate
anthropology and psychiatry professor,
will replace Chairman Pete Andrews on
Department of Social Medicine
Chairman Desmond Runyan hailed the
By Jenny Rosser
The smell of hot dogs, cotton candy
and suntan lotion saturated the warm air
Sunday afternoon as thousands gathered
downtown to celebrate the 28th annual
Apple Chill festival.
More than 200 local vendors lined
the streets, which were packed with chil
dren holding balloons, parents pushing
strollers and high school and college stu
dents devouring any kind of food that
could be jammed on a stick.
Chapel Hill resident Marge Anders
said in the five years she had attended
Apple Chill, this year was by far the
most entertaining and diverse.
“There seems to be more of a variety
of crafts and food, and many more peo
ple are here than in years past” she said.
“I’m having a lot of fun, and I got some
free water from Grace Church because
God loves me.”
Information booths about volunteer,
religious and political organizations
The Latin dance group "Sensational" performs on Franklin Street
during the Apple Chill Festival on Sunday afternoon.
A Legendary Career
Provost Dick Richardson will retire in June after 31 years of working for the University.
He has been the provost, UNC's chief academic officer, for four years.
Then came the lovely spring with a rush of blossoms and music.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“She’s probably as
dedicated a per
son as you’ll find
as far as the
University is con
cerned,” he said.
“She’s really com
mitted to student
tured the election
from business Professor Robert Adler by
“a comfortable margin,” said Faculty
were placed alongside vendors hawking
items ranging from jewelry and clothes
to artwork and puppets.
Jillian Jones, a vendor at Dye Nation,
said business was booming.
“We enjoy coming out, because this is
our favorite area, and Carolina’s our
favorite team,” she said as she helped a
family pick out T-shirts.
Chapel Hill police officer R. Gunter
said the event ran smoothly. Police said
estimates on the number of people who
flooded downtown were not available
but would be released soon.
Local food vendor Debbie Wise was
busily serving french fries, hot dogs and
lemonade to the line of people who
stretched across the street but said pol
ish sausage was the item of the day.
“Everybody wants it,” she said.
Brothers Sam Lane, 5, and Austin
Lane, 7, agreed that having their hair
spray-painted black and blue was prob
ably one of the most enjoyable events of
See APPLE CHILL; Page 4
Monday, May 1, 2000
Volume 108, Issue 43
Secretary Joseph Ferrell.
Among her new duties, Estroff will be
responsible for establishing relationships
between faculty and administrators,
Andrews said. This role will be impor
tant as UNC prepares to bring in anew
chancellor and anew provost, he said.
Estroff, who was lecturing in Germany
during Friday’s meeting, prepared a brief
speech that Ferrell read at the meeting.
Estroff wrote that she did not expect the
immediate trust of her colleagues. Rather,
she expected to earn those qualities.
“I value your candor as much as your
' - - - -
( 'it t%* ** i
fxr * ## $ # ■]
.. tMlii Wi iit
A.C. Bushneil, Alan Julich and Jack Wilson (left to right) of the Stillhouse Bottom String Band, one of many
performances at this year's Apple Chill Festival, draw a crowd with their biuegrass music on Franklin Street.
As Provost Dick Richardson
prepares to retire June 30, he
reflects upon 31 years of change
and growth at the University.
By Elizabeth Breyer
When asked to think of an administrator,
the image that most would conjure up is a man
surrounded by paperwork and secretaries,
stress and pressure.
Very few students would call to mind the
picture of Provost Dick Richardson as he leans
back in the comfortable armchair in his office,
kicking off his shoes and fidgeting with the
lampshade on the table next to him.
Yet Richardson will end his 31 years of ser
vice to the University with four years as the
provost, the second ranking administrator and
UNC’s chief academic officer.
When he retires June 30, he will leave
behind a legacy marked by opinionated deci
sion-making, a thoughtful approach and a pas
sion and concern for the University.
“Dick Richardson always has the best inter
est of the University and the individuals here
at heart,” said Risa Palm, dean of the College
assent,” Estroff wrote. “I seek your wants
and desires for the campus and the fac
ulty as much as your contentment.”
In her statement, Estroff said she
would make mistakes as faculty chair
woman but added, “With your help,
they will be the right ones.”
Andrews said he was delighted that
Adler and Estroff had been nominated
for the position but was pleased Estroff
secured the post. He said he looked for
ward to returning to teaching and research
once he stepped down as chairman.
Andrews has been most visible during
the past year for his role in advocating
for higher faculty pay. He was one of the
most outspoken faculty members in sup
port of a UNC tuition increase last fall.
At the meeting, interim Chancellor Bill
McCoy presented Andrews with a plaque
to honor him for his “distinguished ser
Andrews said, “I take great pleasure
and pride in how this faculty has worked
The University Editor can be reached
of Arts and Sciences. “He has had a dramatic
effect on the undergraduate experience.”
A search committee is already in place to
find a successor, but an interim provost is
expected to be chosen in the next few weeks.
Richardson began his tenure at UNC as a
professor of political science in 1969.
He came to the University in the midst of
major political turmoil on the campus. UNC
students were spurred to action by protests at
Ohio’s Kent State University in which four stu
dents were killed and nine wounded when
National Guard members fired on protesters.
“It was a pretty awesome beginning, with a
lot of turbulence and concern on campus,”
Richardson said. “It was an important period
for the University, really searching for itself in
After teaching for six years, he became
chairman of the department. “I’m not sure if
they are learned or innate in him, but his
amazing interpersonal skills were refined in
the leadership positions he pursued,” said
Professor Joel Schwartz, Richardson’s former
associate department chairman.
In 1993, Richardson served as faculty chair
man of UNC’s Bicentennial Observance, a
role he called the highlight of his professional
See PROVOST, Page 4
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
© 2000 DTH Publishing Cotp.
All rights reserved.
UM officials blame WRC
membership for the dead
deal, but Nike officials fault
the school's hazy guidelines.
By Alicia Gaddy
University of Michigan varsity ath
letes will have to search elsewhere for
equipment and funding after Nike Inc.
decided not to renew its contract with
The current contract ends Aug. 31,
but Nike officials cut off negotiations
after disagreeing with UM’s evolving
labor and human rights policies.
According to a Nike press release,
the two sides were discussing what
would have been Nike’s largest colle
giate licensing agreement ever.
Nike’s current contract provided the
UM athletics department with all equip
ment and attire for 23 varsity teams and
$8 million distributed over six years.
UM officials said the negotiations
were stopped because of the school’s
involvement with the Worker Rights
Consortium, a group recently formed to
monitor apparel factory conditions.
UM, like UNC, is both a WRC and
a Fair Labor Association member. The
FLA is an second sweatshop monitoring
group that students across the nation
have protested this year due to its
alleged ties with apparel corporations.
But Nike officials said the termina
tion of the UM contract was not direct
ly linked to UM’s WRC ties.
Simon Pestridge, Nike labor prac
tices spokesman, said problems arose
when UM asked Nike to agree with its
labor policy, the perameters of which
have yet to be fully drafted. “It’s not
really about (the WRC),” he said. “It’s
about us not being able to sign a con
tract that is yet undefined. It just didn’t
make business sense.”
But UM Athletics Director Bill
Martin said the school’s human rights
policy was clear and the abrupt end in
contract talks was directly related to the
school’s WRC involvement. “Why did
they do it?” Martin asked. “I think
because of our provisional membership
in the Worker Rights Consortium.”
He said the contract termination
came as a surprise, despite Nike’s recent
actions with schools like the University
of Oregon. Last week, Nike CEO Phil
Knight pulled a multimillion dollar gift
from the school, his alma mater, after
learning of its WRC involvement.
“You can see a pattern with Nike
over the last few weeks,” Martin said.
He said UNC should be wary of its
Nike contract renewal because UNC
recendy joined the WRC. But Nike offi
cials said UNC had nothing to worry
“We’re very proud of our relation
ship with UNC right now,” Pestridge
See NIKE, Page 4
The Home Stretch
N.C. lieutenant governor and Orange
County commissioner candidates are
vying to represent their parties in
November, while county school board
hopefuls are playing for keeps in
Tuesday’s election. See Page 7.
Would you like to hone your skills as
a writer, photographer, graphic designer
or copy editor? Will you be in the
Chapel Hill area this summer? If so, stop
by Suite l(M in the Union by 5 p.m.
Wednesday and grab an application for
The (Weekly) DTH this summer. Any
questions? Please e-mail Summer Editor
Brian Frederick at email@example.com.
High 78, Low 58.
Tuesday Possible rain;
High 78, Low 52.