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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 133
Thursday, February 5, 1937
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Provost Office upholds tradition of educational programming at University
By KI!ERLY ED ENS
"The main goals and responsibilities of
the provost are to assure the quality of the
faculty that teaches our students and to
ensure that the academic environment and
resources are good," said UNC provost Sam
"We have all thought carefully about the
nature of what we're teaching," he said. "We
want to be on the cutting edge of new
The office, which was created in the mid
1960s as a replacement for the position of
Dean of Faculty, has only had three
provosts in its history, said assistant provost
Carl Smith, Director of Finance.
The provost is the chief academic officer
of the Division of Academic Affairs,
Williamson said. The division's overall
operating budget is roughly $130 million,
and the office oversees 1,600 employees and
about 18,000 students.
The majority of students, faculty, and
resources are in the School of Arts and
Sciences, which occupies roughly 80 percent
of the provost's resources, said Smith .
The office is in charge of all personnel
matters concerning academic affairs,
Williamson said. In the General College,
the hiring process begins in each school or
department, goes to the dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, then to the provost,
and finally to the chancellor.
In the professional schools the process
goes directly to the provost and then to
"The competitive salary arrangements
have enabled us to hire pretty much anyone
we want to, save for business and sciences,"
Williamson said. "Industry is competing
very heavily for the best talent out of the
graduate schools, so the situation is getting
"There's a need for additional resources
in the areas of salaries, library resources,
and computers," he said. "We're beginning
to feel competitive pressures."
The budgets of schools within the
Division of Academic Affairs is another of
the major responsibilities of the provost.
"We allocate funds, and then it's a process
of seeing that the funds are spent the way
they should be spent and assisting (depart
ments) in the revision process," Smith said.
"Anything financial in academic affairs I
would at some time oversee.
"The budget process is the mechanism
for getting recognition for new programs,
expanding existing programs, and meeting
the demands of the programs we now have,"
Smith said the most challenging aspect
of the provost's job is decision-making. "We
never have enough resources to do what's
needed, so it comes down to making
choices. This is when the provost's job really
Williamson agreed. "The more creative
part of the process is putting together the
change budget to request new money,
new programs, new adventures, new
innovations in the Division of Academic
Affairs," he said.
"The best thing the provost can do is
see that the resources that are necessary are
available to the units so they can carry out
what they need to do," Smith said. "If he
can do that and still keep peace within the
faculty, then he's doing an outstanding job."
The office of the provost is ultimately
responsible for the quality of education
within the Division of Academic Affairs,
Smith said. "We make sure that UNC
maintains its competitive edge against its
competition," he said, citing universities like
Harvard, Duke, and Michigan as examples.
But, he said, "we aren't in the business
of buying a reputation. We're a state-1
supported institution and we're somewhat
restricted in what we do. We're looking for
the best value that we can get. We're looking
for quality, not quantity."
Williamson said that the office of the
provost pays careful attention to enrollment
management. "We are an enrollment-driven
school," he said, "and ultimately our
resources for teaching purposes are depend
ent upon the number of students that are
Smith agreed. "That's one reason whj
UNC is the university that it is," he said;
"because there's always the thought of
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A breed of art
Students from East Davidson in Lexington visited the North
Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh on Wednesday, and then they
came to visit UNC. Here they relax at the base of Silent Sam in
A-sBoesoredl write-ins win seats
By MARIA HAREN
An undetermined number of
candidates supported by the Carol
ina Gay and Lesbian Association
won Student Congress seats Tuesday
with a flurry of write-in campaigns.
But CGLA officers declined to say
how many were elected.
"They're not necessarily CGLA
members," Lynn Hudson, CGLA
co-chair, said Wednesday. "They are
people who don't discriminate
according to race, sexual preference
or physical disability . . .That's what
it's all about."
"It's not for the people in CGLA
to say who they are," Hudson said.
". . . Any time anybody is associated
with CGLA they're considered
dangerous. CGLA doesn't run any
body on their plank . . . How they
vote is their business."
The candidates were not publically
endorsed by CGLA, she said, much
like the Black Student Movement
did not endorse anyone for student
Bryan Hassel, student body pres
ident, said budgeting should be a
smoother operation because CGLA
members tended to have more liberal
views on other subjects as well.
. "The CGLA funding issue will be
a completely different situation," he
said. "... (This election) is positive
Hudson said students who nor
mally have not been heard will now
have a voice in the congress.
"Student Congress is a majority
of white male undergraduates who
think for about two percent of the
student body," she said. "Unfortu
nately there's not enough Afro
Americans or people of color in
Student Congress, and we'd like to
see that change."
It is too early to tell how much
support Student Congress represen
tatives will give to minority concerns,
Hudson said. "There's a lot of new
people coming in who don't know
the extent of the problem," she said,
"who don't know why it's important
that we are funded."
Hassel said he did not expect any
problems to occur in the congress
because of differing viewpoints.
"There were several people last year
who were for CGLA funding, plus
some against CGLA funding on
congress," he said. "But for the most
part, there were no problems ...
Most issues transcend CGLA
Genesis concert may foreshadow complications
By DAN MORRISON
Saturday night's Genesis concert
and other previous concerts have left
town residents, merchants, and
University administrators question
ing what such major events will mean
for Chapel Hill and whether the
benefits will outweigh the negative
Although administrators at the
Dean E. Smith Center point out that
concerts are a major source of
revenue for the University, some
town officials are worried about
traffic flow problems.
Chapel Hill Town Council
members David Godschalk and Art
Werner agree that there are burdens
to the community.
"For basketball games, we have
to hire police to direct traffic,"
Werner said. "Concerts just means
that we are going to have to hire
police more frequently."
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From AModatwl Pran reports
NICOSIA, Cyprus Iran said
Wall Street Journal reporter Gerald
F. Seib will be expelled Thursday,
five days after he was arrested and
accused of spying for Israel while
visiting the country by government
Iran's official Islamic Republic
News Agency quoted an Informa
tion Ministry official Wednesday as
saying the decision to free and expel
the 30-year-old American came after
"a judicial probe into his case ended."
The official, who was not identi
fied, said Seib was "permanently
banned from returning to Iran," the
Three other Westerners held by
Iran on espionage charges remain in
prison. American telecommunica
tions engineer Jon Pattis, Canadian
engineer Phillip Engs, and British
Cooper were arrested last year.
IRNA gave no details of the Seib
investigation or findings, but he
apparently was cleared of the alle
gations. The report did not say where
the Thursday flight would take the
journalist, who is based in Cairo.
Premier Hussein Mussavi told
Tehran radio Wednesday, without
elaboration, "After being ques
tioned, the issue has been clarified."
Shortly before the IRNA report,
he said Seib would be expelled in
two or three days. Asked in a Tehran
radio interview why a foreign repor
ter was detained, Mussavi said he
was "engaged in certain investiga
tions and collecting intelligence at
Seib was among 57 foreign cor
respondents and photographers
invited to Iran for a tour of the
border battle zone where Iranian
forces have pushed into Iraq towards
its southern capital, Basra. The
Persian Gulf neighbors have been at
war since 1980.
He had been in Iran for ten days
when seized Saturday outside his
Tehran hotel. The other journalists
were allowed to leave.
The Journal was awaiting confir
mation of the release and had no
For the Record
The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday
incorrectly reported the winner in
Student Congress district 1. Actu
ally, there will be a runoff between
Grady Ingle, who had 29 votes, and
Cindy Hatfield, who had 16 votes.
The Daily Tar Heel regrets its
error. We knew not what we were
Results from the following dis
tricts were unavailable for Wednes
D District 7: Cynthia Elliott and
Linda Wastila will go against each
other in a runoff election.
a District 9: Marc Leuthold won ;
with 5 votes.
Q District 17: Mitch Johnson and
Matt Slotkin will serve from that
n District 18: Phillip Parkerson
will serve from that district, and a
runoff will be held among the
following people: David Bradsher,
Charlotte Cannon, Susan Boswcll,
Steve Hoffner and Walter Morge
son. All had one vote.
Sports council appeals result
of decision on $1 fee increase
The Smith Center's not just for basketball any more
DTH Charlotte Cannon
By NANCY HARRINGTON
UNC's Sports Club Council is
appealing Tuesday's vote count on
a referendum calling for a $ 1 increase
in student fees allocated to intram
ural and recreational sports clubs.
Elections board chairman Steve
Lisk said he would recount the votes
himself, since the results were so
Scott Martin, president of the
Sports Club Council, said the total
number of votes in the referendum
was only 54 votes short of the
required 20 percent. A recount
would verify that, he said.
While the majority of students
voting gave the referendum the nod.
See RECOUNT page 2
Jennifer Cohen 498
Mike Tester ...303
Zanna Worsham. ..... .285
Tamara Majors .682
Michelle Lowery... 379
These results were
inadvertently omitted from
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