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Volume 94, Issue 37
By JENNIFER ESSEN
UNC's Ackland Art Museum
is headed for change with its new
director, Charles Millard, and
expansion plans tentatively set for
Millard, a Buffalo, N.Y. native,
began serving as director July 1 ,
replacing former director Innis
Shoemaker. Millard was chief
curator at the Hirshorn Museum
and Sculpture Garden in
Washington, D.C. before coming
In an interview last week,
Millard said he would like to
improve the modern art collection
at the Ackland. Unfortunately, he
said, two of the museum's wea
knesses are in the most expensive
areas: 1 9th- and 20th-century
American art and post
impressionist art, he said.
"I don't by any means want to
make the Ackland a contempor
ary museum," he said.
44 My aspirations are very sim
ple," Millard said. "I would like
to make and continue making this
a good museum." Because the
Ackland needs renovating, some
people may not realize that it's
a fine museum, he said.
The University allotted $2.8
million for the renovations, Mil
lard said, but about $650,000 in
additional funds will be needed
to cover the final cost.
"If we raise $1 million more,
111 breathe easier," he said. "And
if we raise another $2 million, IH
The front galleries of the T
shaped Ackland building won't
be changed radically, but the
office section will be completely
gutted, Millard said.
New gallery areas will be con
structed, as well as completely
new offices and storage rooms, he
said. The offices must be "opened
up" to make them functionable
as galleries, but the low ceilings
can't be changed, he said.
The Ackland, completed in
1958 with funds donated by
William Hayes Ackland, of Nash
ville, Tenn., contains asbestos
which will cost $250,000 to
remove, Millard said.
The museum will be closed for
at least 18 months, and the effect
the closing will have on art history
students is a problem, Millard
said. "I would like very much to
make things available to the
students," he said.
It would be nice to show the
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By PAUL CORY
Have you thought about mar
riage? If you haven't, you're not
alone. Statistics show that the
average marriage age has been rising
for the past 20 years, and sociologists
have some answers for this pre-altar
According to Andrew Cherlin,
professor of sociology at Johns
Hopkins University and authority on
marriage, several factors have fueled
the steady rise in the average age of
tying the knot.
"There is less of a need to marry
now," he said. "Economically, the
country has become more affluent,
and people, especially women, do
not need to marry for financial
"Also, the sexual revolution of the
1960s and 70s made it more accep
table for couples to live together and
have sexual relations without being
married. Children are also less
important to many people now."
Peter Uhlenberg, UNC associate
professor of sociology, agreed. "As
the age of marriage has gone up, so
has the divorce rate. People are
finding marriage less satisfying than
they thought it would be. Many
young adults are warier of marriage
than their parents were."
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works elsewhere, Millard said,
but the Ackland staff is wary of
other exhibit areas' air condi
tioning, humidity and security
The works will be moved to the
rare books room of Wilson
Library because that area already
provides the proper climate and
security, Millard said. The south
ern historical collection will be
moved to the front section of
Wilson, he said.
As the museum's new director,
Millard brings his advanced
education and experience to the
In 1954, he received his bache
lor's degree from Princeton Uni
versity, and his doctoral degree
in fine arts from Harvard Uni
versity in 1971.
Millard was awarded the
Museum Professional Fellowship
Grant from the National Endow
ment of the Arts in 1974. He
specializes in contemporary art
and 19th- and 20th-century
Millard served as curator of
19th-century European art at the
Los Angeles County Museum of
Art, director of the Washington
Gallery of Modern Art in
Washington, D.C. and assistant
to director at the Fogg Art
Museum in Cambridge, Mass and
Dumbarton Oaks in Washington,
Millard has written articles that
have been published in Art Inter
national, The Journal of Aesthet
ics, Art Criticism and the Hudson
Review, but says that with his
administrative responsibilities, "it
looks as if IH be writing less and
Millard is the art editor of the
Hudson Review, published quar
terly, but he said serving as the
Ackland's director as well
wouldn't be a problem, since the
art editor position "doesn't
William Ackland requested in
his will that the Ackland Museum
be built at a southern university
"to nurture an appreciatioon of
the arts in the Southeast." He
listed in order: Duke University,
UNC-CH and Rollins College in
Winter Park, Fla.
The original plans for the
museum were drawn by Duke's
architect, Horace Trumbauer.
Hearings decided that Ackland
wished to give a general gift to
the south, and the plans for the
museum were given to UNC.
Both men said the average age of
reaching this social accolade has
been rising for the past 20 years.
Statistics bear them out. According
to the N.C. Center for Health
Statistics, the average age of brides
jumped from 20.0 years in 1975 to
21.8 years in 1984. Over the same
period, the average age of grooms
rose from 21.9 years to 23.5 years.
"The average age of marriage hit
its high point in 1900," Uhlenberg
said. "It hit its low point in the 1940s
and '50s. While the average age of
marriage has been rising, it is still
below the average age of marriage
Several UNC students generally
agreed with the sociologists' findings,
saying they planned to wait for at
least two years after college before
marrying. The reasons included
wanting to travel, to live with any
prospective marriage partner first or
to "live on my own in the real world
first," as freshman Leigh Jackson put
Nancy Redfern, a junior, echoed
the sentiments of many when she
said, "I'd wait (to get married) until
both of us had our careers started.".
Most of the students said they
knew a lot of people who were also
"planning to put off any prospective
Procrastination the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis
Serving the students and the
Monday, August 25, 1986
By GUY LUCAS
A year ago yesterday, a UNC
graduate student was handcuffed
and kidnapped at knifepoint from
the Morehead Planetarium parking
lot and later stabbed to death.
Concern with security swept the
campus and Chapel Hill, but officials
say little could be done to prevent
the same thing from happening
Sharon Lynn Stewart, a 23-year-old
speech pathology student from
Cincinnati, had been returning with
her roommate from a movie on
Franklin Street at about 11 p.m.
when she was abducted.
Sixteen-year-old Maxwell Avery
Wright of Hillsborough was arrested
in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 26 for
possession of his father's stolen
pickup truck and charged in connec
tion with Stewart's disappearance.
Wright later led police to Stewart's
body found in an orange, open,
Hassel works to raise st undents 9 cloitat
By RACHEL ORR
"Student empowerment" will
remain the focus of the executive
branch of student government this
semester, Bryan Hassel, student
body president, said Sunday after a
"Empowerment means students
gaining control over decisions and
policies and areas of life that affect
them the most," Hassel said.
Hassel said he and his executive
assistants established goals and
strategies to promote student
empowerment during an executive
branch retreat held over the weekend
at UNC's Institute of Government.
The executive branch pinpointed
five areas where it would like to see
increased student empowerment,
Hassel said. The areas are: housing,
By JEAN LUTES
You've been to your classes,
collected your syllabus from each
one, bought your books, already
fallen behind in your reading and
you've probably forgotten the first
few hectic days of moving in .
But for some orientation counse
lors, who helped this year's freshmen
through a week of orientation
activities, those first few days will be
hard to forget.
This year's orientation counselors,
with duties ranging from carrying
refrigerators to easing homesickness,
had a variety of tales to tell.
Helping freshmen move in was the
firsthand some said the hardest, job
"1 liked moving people in," said
marriage for a time while careers
were started. A few did not see
people in general waiting longer to
get married. But most agreed with
freshman Jo Lee Credle's assess
ment: "I definitely see couples
waiting at least a couple of years after
college to get married."
In many cases, students' decisions
to wait were not reflective of the
decisions made by their parents.
Most of the students surveyed said
their parents were married in their
early 20s, soon after or even during
The students' attitudes would not
surprise Cherlin. "I expect that the
average age of marriage will continue
to go up," he said. "There seems to
be some reaction against waiting to
long to marry, triggered by the Yale
Harvard study released earlier this
year that concluded that the .older
a women is, the less her chance of
getting married, with the odds falling
precipitously after the woman
reaches age 35.
"The backlash probably won't
reverse the climb of the average age
of marriage. However, the average
age of marriage won't climb forever.
People still want to get married, but
they will probably do so later than
their parents did."
University community since 1893
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
death leaves teHMc scaur
55-gallon oil drum and with a
handcuff on one wrist at a dump site
300 feet south of U.S. 70, east of
Greensboro after prosecutors,
desperate to find Stewart, agreed not
to seek the death penalty.
Wright was indicted Sept. 30 on
charges of first-degree murder, first
degree kidnapping, armed robbery
and attempted first-degree rape.
On Feb. 10, he was sentenced to
life plus 55 years after pleading guilty
to second-degree murder part of
the deal worked out with prosecutors
when Wright took them to Stewart's
body. He will be eligible for parole
in 37 years.
City, University and Student
Government officials discussed
many ways to improve security in
the months following the murder.
They discussed more lighting, more
police foot patrols and even a student
Despite improved lighting and
greater security awareness, however,
academics, banking, the University's
budget and state and federal issues
Hassel said the executive branch
would be working with the Resi
dence Hall Association on issues
related to housing. "The general goal
is to make sure the housing depart
ment is accountable to students," he
Students need a permanent mech
anism of influence in academic areas
such as major requirements, drop
add procedures and library hours,
Hassel said. The executive branch
plans to form committees to deal
with these issues on a continuous
basis, he added.
Money is always a major student
concern, Hassel said, and the exec
utive branch would like to see
students served by a financial insti
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Leslie Bejian, a sophomore from
Raleigh. "The parents really liked the
help and made us feel good about
Sophomore Beth Ann Gawen of
Fairfax, Va., said helping out was
fun, but was a little harder than she
expected because of a slight problem.
"The elevator at Ehringhaus was
broken for the first two hours," she
said. "1 thought 1 was going to die
when I had to carry this big box up
seven flights of stairs."
Sometimes, the first-year students
weren't the problem. "My freshmen
weren't too bad," said Cronin Byrd,
a senior from Washington, D.C.
"The parents were worse than the
actual students. One mother came
in and looked down, and wanted to
know who did the floors," he said.
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officials say the kidnapping and
murder probably could not have
"Miss Stewart wasn't doing any
thing that anyone could look back
and say, 'Gosh, if only,' " said
Frederic Schroeder, dean of
Stewart was a responsible person
walking with a friend down a well
lit street and parking lot to a car
that was locked, he said. Also, a
police officer was less than 75 yards
Schroeder said he thought more
people may be better aware of their
surroundings as a result of the
"It (the attack) has reduced that
sense of perceived security that
people sometimes have about Chapel
Hill," he said. "Most of us like to
think of Chapel Hill as a nice, easy
going, university community with no
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tution that is concerned solely with
He said the University would
benefit by establishing a student-run
credit union insured by the FDIC.
"Student credit unions that don't
make profits can offer loans for less
interest and savings accounts for
more interest," Hassel said.
The University's budget is also of
major concern to students, Hassel
said. The executive branch would be
evaluating the budget to determine
any needed changes, he said, and
then lobby for those changes.
Off-campus issues directly affect
ing students are the upcoming vote
on North Carolina's budget and
federal aid to students, he said. One
way the executive branch plans get
students involved in these issues is
to conduct a voter registration drive.
And there were questions. Lots of
"A girl knocked on my door at
two o'clock in the morning and
walked in to ask me where Woollen
Gym was," said Mary Paradeses, a
sophomore from Raleigh.
She said the freshmen were most
confused about their class schedules
and drop-add. Most OCs said mis
understandings about how to pick
up or drop courses were common.
Sophomore Sherry Vaughn of
Sparta agreed. "It was definitely
drop-add," she said. She also said
she answered many questions about
But those weren't the only things
the students in Vaughn's orientation
group asked her about.
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Continuing concerns include
reducing prejudice, UNITAS (the
program for an international dormi
tory), minority concerns, campus
security, drugs and alcohol, the
preservation of Old East and the
grievance task force.
The executive branch plans to
ensure people who want to work in
student government can.
"Last semester if executive assist
ants didn't need people, people didn't
get called," he said. "That was
" A' rough outline for a work
evaluation process was also drawn
Students who want to work with
the executive branch may begin
signing up after 2 p.m. today in Suite
C of the Union.
up at 7:30 in the morning because
they set off the door alarm and
wanted me to tell them how to get
out of the building," she said.
One OC said a freshman in her
group didn't understand how impor
tant pre-registration is. Sophomore
Sharon Hodges of Lillington said a
girl in her group didn't send in pre
"So she had no classes at all,"
Hodges said. "She didn't bother
because she didn't think it'd make
any difference, so I tried to minimize
Mike Littlejohn, a sophomore
from Charlotte, said a lot of the
questions were things upperclassmen
take for granted.
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