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James Moeser takes the oath of office as the University's ninth chancellor. He was sworn in by
Henry Frye, chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court.
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opens at 6:30 p.m. tonight,
while Midnight Madness
activities start at 11 p.m.
By T. Nolan Hayes
The official beginning of anew era in
North Carolina men’s basketball is less
than 24 hours away.
But the present will touch the past
when UNC takes the floor at midnight
tonight for its first practice under Matt
Doherty. The event, dubbed “Midnight
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Students cover the quad in front Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University
with red, white and blue streamers after the presidential debate.
with Matt and the Tar Heels,” will take
place in Carmichael Auditorium.
Doherty has been looking forward to
the event for days. He wants Carmichael
to look like it did when he played there
from 1980-84 -a sea of blue.
“I know the players are excited, and I
think the students are, too,” Doherty
said. “I hope that we have to close the
doors. I hope we get over 10,000 people
in there -1 know it seats 10,000.”
Admission to the event is free, and
seating will be available on a first-come,
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30
volleyball match between Wake Forest
and North Carolina. After that, beginning
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Local CHUMS perform
at benefit concert tonight.
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
about 11 p.m., Doherty and his staff of
assistants will play a three-on-three game
against a group of UNC students. One of
the players competing against the coach
es is Jau’Ron Hayes, a former UNC
junior varsity basketball player and last
year’s campus slam-dunk champion.
“As long as my body can hold up, I
enjoy going out there and playing,”
Doherty said. “It’s a good way to interact
with the student body. I think it will be fun
for them to see me make mistakes and
shoot air balls and get my shot blocked.”
But Doherty will be as competitive as
always. He and assistants want to win
the game and even practiced some on
Tuesday night to get ready.
Wake Students Cheer Bush in Debate
By Penelope Deese
WINSTON-SALEM - Republican
presidential candidate George Bush was
n’t playing the St. Louis Cardinals on
but a crowd of stu
dents on Wake
were cheering for him like he was a
Cheers for the Mets, whose leading
score was announced just before the
debate began, paled in comparison to
those Bush received while he verbally
sparred with Democratic nominee A1
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Donning academic regalia, top faculty members and administrators take part in a procession that kicked off the
installation ceremony of Chancellor James Moeser during University Day on Thursday at Polk Place.
Moeser Articulates Bold Vision
By Kim Minugh
James Moeser officially accepted his
role as UNC’s ninth chancellor during
Monday’s University Day ceremonies,
marking the beginning of what Moeser
hopes to be a 21st century Renaissance.
Moeser, who took office in August,
brings to the
table a platform
that he hopes will
land UNC the
being as the best
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public university in America.
The far-reaching and ambitious goals
are reminiscent of late Chancellor
Michael Hooker’s visions for UNC.
But UNC has grown and changed in that
short span of time, and Moeser has given a
new spin to some of Hooker’s philosophies.
“With the smiling face of providence and
hard work by all of us, we stand at the
“I’m hearing good things about this
kid Jau’Ron,” Doherty said. “I under
stand he’s been talking a little junk, so
we’ll have to go out there and try to stick
it to them.
“Just a message to Jau’Ron: If
Jau’Ron wants to have any shot of mak
ing the varsity, he ought to be nice to me
Doherty also will compete against a
UNC student in a 3-point shootout, and
one lucky fan will get to shoot from half
court for a chance to win anew car.
Other door prizes, including tickets to
Monday’s NBA exhibition game
between the Philadelphia 76ers and
Toronto Raptors at the Smith Center,
Gore in the second presidential debate,
held in Wake Forest’s Wait Chapel.
And with fraternities staking their
claim in front of the big screen with
blankets and alumni stopping to take
photos with the Demon Deacon mascot,
the debate viewing was more akin to a
sporting event than a political debate.
Graduate student Sarah Milam of
Winston-Salem said most of the students
were there just to see their friends. “The
only reason people are out here is
because it’s a big social event,” she said.
But amid the noisy crowd, there were
some students, including sophomore
Souphida Chanthaphaveng of Graham,
who were eager to voice their political
precipice of a golden age for Carolina, a
21st century Renaissance,” he said.
Moeser’s appointment left him roughly
four months to get acquainted with the
University community and its history
before being plunged into the churning
waters of South Building and all it entails.
“Since my appointment in April, I have
immersed myself in the history of this
great institution,” he said. “WTiat stands
out most vividly is the degree to which we
have experienced several critical moments
- points in time where the University took
great strides that changed its culture or its
character by orders of magnitude.”
And with the Carolina Computing
Initiative in its infant stages, administrative
holes staring him in the face and the $3.1
billion bond referendum so close at hand,
Moeser has found himself in the nucleus
of one such point in time.
CCI was Hooker’s brainchild that
Moeser inherited and now oversees. While
the plan, which requires all incoming fresh
also will be distributed.
The Tar Heels will take the floor at
midnight The team will go through some
drills, including layup lines in which the
players will put on a dunk show, before
breaking up for a scrimmage.
“I think it will be real fun, not just for
us but for the University and the students
to come out and see us do some crazy
stuff,” senior guard Max Owens said.
The Tar Heels also will get a boost
from special guests Charlie Scott and A1
Wood, who will be in attendance as hon
In 1966, Scott became one of the first
black athletes to eam an athletic schol
arship at a Southern school. He guided
“I think Bush is a lot like me,” said
Chanthaphaveng, who supports Gore.
“He bullshits on a lot of answers when
he doesn’t know them.”
Despite the criticism, the crowd was
“Yeah, they’re definitely being more
supportive of Bush,” said Arthur
Sherman, a Wake Forest freshman from
Los Angeles, during the debate.
Sherman, a Gore supporter, said the
pro-Republican crowd is typical of a
Southern Baptist school like Wake
Senior Andrew Holland of
Ridgewood, N.J., who was standing to
the side with a group of friends, said the
debate’s outcome would not influence
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men to own a laptop computer, has not
been problem-free, it is one that Moeser
thinks will keep UNC in step with the
changing technological times. “We are well
under way in implementing (CCI) -a first
for a major public University -as a means
of transforming the learning environment
for students and for faculty," he said.
Moeser also inherited an administra
tion and faculty decorated with honor and
prestige -and plagued with vacancies.
The administration still lacked top-tier,
leadership in academics, financial affairs
and research. But with Moeser’s arrival
came some closure. Nancy Suttenfield, vice
president for Case Western Reserve
University, was appointed as the vice chan
cellor for finance and administration last
month. Robert Shelton, vice provost for
research at the University of California, will
assume the role as provost, UNC’s chief
academic officer, pending the approval of
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the Tar Heels to a pair of Final Fours and
was a two-time first-team All-American.
Wood led the Tar Heels in scoring his
final three seasons and was a first-team
All-American as a senior in 1981.
“I wanted to bring back some former
players to be recognized but also for our
players to get a better sense of tradition,”
Doherty said. “Those two gentlemen will
talk to our team at a dinner Friday night
and talk to them about what it means to
be a Carolina basketball player.
“I think that’s a good way to tie in the
past with the present”
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how he votes on Election Day.
“No, it won’t change my opinion at
all,” he said. “I’ve already made up my
Sarah Milam said having the debate
on campus created more interest in the
event and the presidential race.
“The last debate, I don’t think every
one watched it,” she said. “I think peo
ple are watching it because it’s here.”
Chanthaphaveng said there was a lot
of publicity on campus about the
debate. “I think that the school has done
a good job of advocating watching the
debate,” he said.
Ralph Nader supporters stood on the
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