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To UNC Shines in Work
Dropping Dick Richardson’s name
to a University administrator or profes
sor is like dropping Michael Jordan’s to
a basketball fan. He is loved and
respected by all.
One of the most influential and
bers of the
Carolina family is
set to retire on
June 30. Provost
offering 31 years
of love, dedication
Richardson became provost on an
interim basis injuly of 1995, then took
the position full-time in April of 1996.
During the past five years, which
have been filled with the likes of the
Christopher Payne would
take over the vacated post
left by Wayne Kuncl.
Following months of review and two
rounds of search, officials last week
announced their choice for the
University’s new director of housing
and residential education.
Christopher Payne, the current direc
tor of housing operations at the
University of Denver, will be leaving his
post to accept his new role at UNC on
Payne said he was excited about the
opportunity to come to the University
and to the town of Chapel Hill.
“Our family can’t wait to get to
Carolina and get started,” he said. “I’m
looking forward to coming out and
meeting students and talking to them.”
Payne was one of three candidates
for the job chosen from a pool of more
than fifty applicants. Officials narrowed
the choice down during a lengthy
process involving on-campus interviews
and open forums.
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Student Services Dean Bresciani said
the decision to extend the offer to Payne
was a comfortable one. Bresciani served
as the interim housing director follow
ing the departure of Wayne Kuncl, the
former director, last year.
“Payne off ered a record of academic
preparation, scholarly research in the
field of student learning and widely
varying experiences of working in hous
ing and residential educational pro
grams,” Bresciani said.
Residence Hall Association President
Robin Yamakawa said officials were
looking for a candidate who offered
more than experience in the facilities
and planning divisions of a housing
“He had a very well rounded pro
file,” she said.
Payne has more than 11 years of
experience working in student affairs at
several universities. Before joining the
ranks at the University of Denver in
1994, he worked at the University of
Nebraska-Kearney and the University
of Northern Colorado.
When Payne finally arrives at the
University, he will already have a few
See HOUSING, Page 2
Carolina Computing Initiative, chan
cellor searches and controversial
tuition increases, Richardson has
remained as the proverbial eye of the
Without receiving public recogni
tion for his exemplary work,
Richardson has calmly and intelligent
ly played a significant role in maintain
ing UNC’s status as one of the top
three public universities in the country.
Essentially, Richardson is the most
influential man at UNC you never
At the University, chancellors and
coaches seem to gain a certain type of
recognition from the community and
student body. While Richardson may
not be a common name heard in dorm
rooms and sports bars, the respect he’s
earned from his colleagues speaks for
Interim Chancellor William McCoy
says, “He has the respect of everyone
in the University community. His
wonderful humor and wit makes work
Faculty Pay at Center of Final Budget Approval
City/State & National Editor
Legislators are negotiating the final
points of the state’s sl4 billion budget,
including how much money to give
UNC faculty and other state employees
in pay raises.
The House plan calls for five percent
pay raises for all state employees, where
as the Senate has sided with Gov. Jim
Hunt’s proposal of three percent.
Regardless, UNC faculty will receive a
In addition, faculty will receive pay
raises from the tuition hikes passed by
the UNC Board - of Governors in
February. The BOG approved a 2.1 per
cent system-wide hike that is included in
this year’s state budget, as well as sepa
rate increases at five UNC schools,
including S6OO at UNC-Chapel Hill.
J.B. Milliken, UNC vice president for
public affairs and university advance
ment, said the tuition increase was still in
Fourth of July Means
Festivals & Fireworks
Durham, Carrboro and
Chapel Hill all have their
own ways of celebrating
While many University students will
be celebrating Independence Day in
their home towns, there will be plenty to
do in the Triangle this weekend and on
The 21st annual Festival for the Eno
will be heldjuly 1,2, and 4, in Durham,
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. It is the
largest Fourth of July celebration in
On this stretch of 3,000 acres of land,
located along the Eno River, there will
be five stages of events all day for peo
ple of every age. There are three music
stages, a children’s stage and a spoken
word stage, where local literary enthu
siasts of all ages will share their stories,
essays and poems.
On the music stages, many Festival
Musicians, from Doug Clark and the
Hot Nuts to Betsy in the Gene Pool, will
Festival-goers will also be able to
enjoy an array of international foods
and more than 100 booths of crafts rang
ing from potters and metal workers to
Have no fear of perfection —you'll never reach it
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Volume 108, Issue 51
ing with him a delight.”
Dick Richardson has played many
roles over his lifetime. Asa teacher, he
earned the love and devotion of many
students, as well as many prestigious
awards from his peers and superiors.
As an initially reluctant provost,
Richardson stepped into the arena of
administration and came out a victor
in all he attempted.
He is a legendary storyteller who,
according to UNC -system President
Molly Broad, “In the long tradition of
North Carolinians, used these mar
velous anecdotes to teach an important
lesson or to pass along our rich history
from one generation to the next.”
As Dick Richardson, the man, he is
active within the community and
known for his charity work and selfless
Each role Richardson played in his
life left him walking offstage to a stand
See RICHARDSON, Page 2
place because the
Assembly did not
ever address it.
(tuition), but it
was not addressed,
so it goes into
effect,” he said.
“They can no
longer discuss it.”
the fact that some
of the additional
revenue from the
tuition hike wnuld
Rep. Verla Insko
said the House and
Senate hope to have
a final budget plan
by the end of the
be used to increase faculty salaries had
no bearing on legislators’ choice to raise
pay for state employees.
“The current issue deals with all state
employees,” Milliken said. “It’s far
greater than the (tuition) hikes at UNC
UNC-CH Student Body President
The festival will be held at West Point
on the Eno, a city park on Roxboro
Road in Durham. Admission is $lO a
day, and all the proceeds are used to
purchase and protect Eno River
On the Fourth of July, Carrboro is
also having a host of events, starting at 9
a.m. at Weaver Street Market.
There will be a People’s Parade
March down Weaver Street, as well as
classic rock, blue grass, percussion, jazz
and gospel playing on two different
stages, while vendors serve up some
delicious Southern food.
For those looking to re-live their
childhoods and beat the heat, a number
of sprinklers will be turned on at 4 p.m.
for everyone to enjoy.
After Carrboro’s events, there will be
a Fourth of July fireworks celebration,
presented by the towns of Chapel Hill
and Carrboro, held in Kenan Stadium.
The gates open at 7 p.m. A stage in the
center of the football field will feature
bands playing Dixieland jazz, salsa
music and motown. The fireworks dis
play will start at 9:30 p.m.
“This is an annual event that the
whole community attends and is usual
ly a lot of fun,” said Parrish Anderson of
the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation
Department and coordinator of Kenan
Stadium’s Fourth of July event.
Anderson reminded everyone not to
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Provost Dick Richardson, shown in his office Tuesday, is retiring June 30 after a 31-year career of
distinguished service at UNC that has included teaching, administrative work and community service.
Brad Matthews said he and other stu
dents who have been lobbying in
Raleigh were not focusing their efforts
on faculty' pay or the tuition increase.
“Obviously, we’d like to see as much
of an increase for all state employees,
especially at the University, but we’re
not actively pushing for it,” Matthews
said. “(The tuition) issue was decided a
long time ago, so we’ve made a con
scious decision to focus our efforts on
areas more helpful to students.”
These areas, Matthews said, included
getting approval for the state-supported
financial aid program and reinstatement
of $7 million in operational costs for
UNC. His and other students’ work paid
off, as the House and Senate provided
$5-6 million to begin the financial aid
program and reinstated the funding for
“That the (legislature) restored (oper
ational cost funding) is phenomenal,”
Matthews said, adding, “I’m pleased the
General Assembly laid the foundation
Fourth of July Weekend
SCGA Independence Day celebrations begin this weekend with the
■Htt festival for the Eno, the biggest celebration in N.C. and ends
Hpp a Tuesdajynpht firework display at Kenan Stadium.
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Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (NO CLASSES!)
Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. / N,
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Children 12 and under: free 1 : jjl I|! Weaver Street, along with
All others: $lO (at gate) music and food
West Point on the Eno, the I Fireworks display and live
City Park 3 miles north of I-85 ] fi* music at Kenan Stadium
on Roxboro Road in Durham * 7 - to 30 p m
bring coolers, saying, “Alcohol is pro
hibited, but the concession stands will
be open to sell snacks and cool drinks.”
All of the University’s parking lots
will be open. Gates 5,6, and 7 on
Kenan’s South side will be open at 7
p.m., with seating available on the South
side and West end zone. The lower and
upper levels also will be open.
Despite the many local festivities,
several students have opted to take their
Melissa Schrier, a junior from
Charlotte, said, “I’m • going to
Charleston to enjoy fireworks on the
bay while I party on my friend’s yacht.”
Lauren Schneider, a junior from
Charlotte, and Annie Fair, a senior from
Eden, will be celebrating Fourth of July
during their summer abroad in London,
for what will be a very good (financial
aid) program that will only get bigger.”
Originally, the proposal by the BOG
for the financial aid plan was around
S3O million. Hunt then scaled that down
to sll million in his budget plan.
Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange and
Chatham, said the main reason legisla
tors cut the financial aid program, which
will phase in this
fall, was because of
their $lO million
funding for online
As for faculty
pay increases, the
committee of the
House and Senate
hope to have their
“I’m pleased the General
Assembly laid the foundation
for what will be a very good
(financial aid) program. ”
UNC-CH Student Body President
out by the end of the week, Insko said.
The budget will then go to the House
and Senate separately for final approval
as a conference report, she said, before
Many other UNC students will go to
Charlotte to enjoy a plethora of events,
such as fireworks in the downtown area
and also over Lake Norman.
There are plenty of volunteering
opportunities available for those inter
ested in helping out with weekend and
Independence Day celebrations.
In exchange for their time, volunteers
at the Festival for the Eno will receive a
free ticket. Anyone interested should
call (919) 471-5008.
Carrboro is also looking for volun
teers to help with the Independence
Day activities. Those interested should
call Wendell Rodgers at 968-7793.
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Hunt can sign it by July 1.
Milliken said he hopes the joint com
mittee decides in favor of the House
plan for state employee pay raises,
which would use $205 million from the
state’s $540 million retirement system.
The House recommendation of five
percent, while better than the Senate’s
three percent, was still less than the orig-
inal BOG proposal
of six percent for
But since the
increase applies to
all state employees,
“It is the position
that comes closest
to meeting what
UNC has request
ed,” Milliken said.
“I hope they finish soon.”
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Box Office Smashes?
Jim Carrey stars with Renee Zellweger
in the Farrelly brothers' latest comedy
of the film, as well as reviews of the
new claymation movie “Chicken Run”
and Ethan Hawke’s turn as a modern
day version of "Hamlet," check out
Arts & Enteratinment. See Page 5.
Former Tar Heel baseball player Mike
Bynum is hitting it big
out in the California
League. His excellence
on the mound has led
to a spot on the 2000
All-Stars Futures Game
in Atlanta July 9. To see
how he's fared after
Carolina, read Sports. See Page 7.
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