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Provost Search Committee Names Finalists
By Elizabeth Breyer
Assistant University Editor
The faces of five finalists for UNC’s
provost position have finally come into
focus as the search committee released
its top choices Thursday.
The finalists for the post of the
University’s chief academic officer are:
■ Paul Courant, associate provost for
academic and budgetary affairs and pro
fessor of economics and public policy at
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor,
■ Karen Lawrence, dean of the
School of Humanities at the University
■ William Roper, dean of the School
Naval ROTC Leader
Turns Over Position
Navy Capt. Douglas Guthe
officially retired from his
post Thursday in a formal
ceremony held on campus.
By Shahrzad Rezvani
A long-held tradition of the naval
ROTC honored the departure of one
captain as he retired his position of
three years and welcomed anew
A sea of naval
men filled the
at the Armory on
entrance of their
“I’m here to ensure that you’re
ready to go into the fleet
and serve your nation
when you’re done.”
Capt. Dennis Hanes
New Head of Naval ROTC
and alumni rose to make way for both
the retiring and incoming captains as
they approached the stage with dignity
Following the national anthem and a
moment of prayer, Lt. Commander
John Shaulis opened the ceremony with
military pomp and splendor.
The event paid tribute to Capt.
Store owners in Eastgate
Shopping Center say they
will try to reopen this fall
after summer flood damage.
By Matt Mansfield
When the staff of A Southern Season
waded into a store soaked in 10 inches
of water, they put on their jeans,
grabbed some mops and started clean
“We were very fortunate due to our
staff mobilizing," said Debra Miller,
marketing director of A Southern
“We were open by 2 (p.m.), and our
restaurant reopened on Wednesday, a
few days later.”
f But A Southern Season had good for
tune compared to the rest of the stores
at Eastgate Shopping Center, which suf
fered $6.8 million of damage in flooding
after a torrential downpour July 23.
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H. Jackson Browne
of Public Health at UNC,
■ Robert Shelton, vice provost for
research at the University of California
and professor of physics at the
University of Califomia-Davis and
■ Peter Spear, dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences at University of
“We’ve been looking for, in all
respects, the best candidate,” said
Student Body President Brad Matthews,
a member of the search committee.
“We’re looking for someone who can
bring excellence in administration, aca
demics, vision and personality.”
The list of candidates represents the
culmination of a search which began in
Douglas B. Guthe, who completed his
three-year tour as head of the naval
ROTC consortium at UNC, Duke
University and N.C. State University.
He presided more than 300 midship
men and 75 prior enlisted Marines and
Navy officer candidates.
“This ceremony marks the end of a
long journey for me here at UNC,”
“The most important legacy I leave
behind me is those students standing on
either side of me.”
Guthe graduated from the U.S. Naval
Academy with a
degree and later
received his mas
ter’s degree from
“I’m also very
sad I’m not going
to be a part of (the
and their training
“It’s been an outstanding three
years,” Guthe said.
Guthe, who was relieved by Capt.
Dennis Hanes, is retiring his position
so his wife can pursue her career at the
UNC Human Studies Facilities unfet
tered by her husband’s hectic sched
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Radio Shack at Eastaate Shopping Center is still closed after being
damaged by last month's heavy rains, though adjacent stores are open.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
May 1999, when former Provost Dick
Richardson announced his plan to retire
on June 30,2000.
But the search didn’t kick into high
gear until Chancellor James Moeser was
brought to UNC in April by another
The provost search was national in
scope, generating 78 applications and 13
serious candidates, said Jeffrey Houpt,
search committee chairman.
But the position encompasses more
responsibilities than the job Richardson
The roles of provost and executive
vice chancellor were recendy merged by
Moeser, giving the new office jurisdic
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Capt. Douglas B. Guthe (USN) ended his tour as the head of the naval ROTC for the Piedmont region including
UNC, Duke and N.C. State. He was relieved by Capt. Dennis A. Haines during a change of command ceremony.
“Having gotten my MBA at Kenan-
Flagler, opportunities are tremendous
here,” Guthe said.
Battalion Commander Jason Ladd, a
senior peace, war and defense major,
said that although he looked forward to
working with Hanes, he was sad to see
“We arrived at the same time, so
we’ve both been learning and had to do
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tion over academic and budgetary
The late Chancellor Michael Hooker
created the executive vice chancellor
post in 1995 specifically for current
Western Michigan University President
Floyd occupied the job until 1998,
and it has been vacant since then.
Shelton said the unique combination
of roles was one of the things that attract
ed him to the position.
“Financial considerations can over
whelm the academic, so you must have
some financial management -but it is
important to be informed by academics
rather than business principles alone,”
our jobs together,” Ladd said.
Hanes also took the stage to intro
duce his plans for the naval ROTC unit.
“I want to help educate university stu
dents about the military,” he said.
“When I had the opportunity to
come here, I jumped all over it. The
midshipmen are very impressive.”
Hanes graduated from the U.S. Naval
Academy and received his master’s
Anew Raleigh ordinance
will allow police to crash
nuisance parties and arrest
everyone on the property.
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
People attending this weekend’s
annual Brent Road party near N.C.
State University will find a heavy police
Raleigh police said the party, which
draws thousands every year on the first
Saturday after classes begin at N.C.
State, is traditionally marked by vio
lence, drunkenness, vandalism and
drug use. Police issued 366 citations last
year and 449 in 1998.
Police expect to utilize extra officers
this year to minimize underage drinking
and keep the crowd under control.
This year also marks the first time
N.C. State is offering an alternative
alcohol-free party to students, much like
UNC-Chapel Hill’s Fall Fest.
Raleigh police Capt. Michael
The committee also looked for can
didates with diverse scholastic back
grounds to complement financial and
Moeser, who will make the final deci
sion within a few months following rec
ommendations from the committee, has
stated since he joined the search that he
would prefer someone with strength in
technical fields to balance his back
ground in the humanities.
“All things being equal, I would pre
fer someone who is a scientist since I am
an artist,” he told The Daily Tar Heel in
See PROVOST, Page 7
degree in national security policy from
National War College.
“I’m here because you’re here,”
“I’m here to ensure that you’re ready
to go into the fleet and serve your nation
when you’re done.”
The University Editor can be reached
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At last year's Brent Road bash, Officer A. J. Doughty watches over
revelers. Extra police will be in place to help keep order Saturday night.
Longmire said police officers will not
tolerate rowdy crowds. “We’re done
allowing these illegal activities to take
place,” Longmire said. “If (partygoers)
want to raise hell, damage property and
disturb residents, we will take the nec
essary action to stop them.”
He said officers this year are going to
crack down on underage drinking, tak
ing all violators into police custody.
“We will physically arrest and process
everyone who violates the law,” he said.
Longmire said police will also
enforce a recently passed Raleigh City
Council ordinance that allows officers to
break up troublesome parties.
“(The ordinance) provides us with
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Friday, August 25, 2000
UNC Association of Student
Cliff Webster was arrested
for 1999 campus thefts.
By Alex Kaplun
Assistant State & National Editor
UNC Association of Student
Governments President Cliff Webster
was recendy arrested and charged with
one felony count and one misdemeanor
count of larceny.
As ASG president, Webster is also a
nonvoting member and the only stu
dent representative on the Board of
Governors. The incident casts doubt on
both as ASG pres
ident and as a
member of the
ty with other
Webster, 24, a
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was arrested June 30
on two counts
ness student at East Carolina
University, and Joshua Culp, 23, anoth
er ECU student, were both arrested and
charged June 30.
Culp was also charged with posses
sion of stolen property.
The two students allegedly stole two
metal benches from campus grounds on
Aug. 6,1999, during Webster’s tenure as
student body president at ECU.
The benches had an estimated com
bined value of $2,300.
This is the second year in a row that
the ASG president has been mired in
controversy during the early days of hit
administration. Last year, ASG
President Nick Mirisis stepped down
after admitting to plagiarizing a paper
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the option to arrest people for allowing
a nuisance party and those who attend,”
Longmire said. “If you’re on the prop
erty, you’re part of the party.”
Longmire said most property owners
support the police crackdown. “A large
number of residents have expressed
their support,” he said.
N.C. State sophomore Matt Depp of
Louisburg said the campus is buzzing
about the increased police presence and
new regulations this year on Brent
Road. “1 doubt students will comply
with (the police) request to keep calm
and stay quiet," Depp said. “I just think
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