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    2The Tar Heel Thursday. May 21, 1987
News
Education professor
dies after long illness
By MICHAEL JACKSON
Staff Writer
UNC professor of education
Marvin D. Wyne died on May 14
in his Chapel Hill home after a
long illness. He was 48.
Wyne. who had been a UNC
faculty member since 1967, was
the current faculty chairman of the
School of Education.
"As a faculty member, he had
a vision about how teaching could
be made better and how students
could learn more effectively," said
Kinnard White. UNC professor of
education, who gave a profes
sional tribute at Wyne's funeral.
"This had a great impact on those
in the business of educating
teachers for public schools. White
said.
Even though Wyne had written
books and research articles, his
interaction with people in the
profession teachers, principals
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Referring to Wyne's work in the
N.C. public school system, UNC
Professor of Education Gary
Stuck described him as a dedicated
leader and an "action-oriented
person who caused things to
happen."
"He had an excellent reputation
as a teacher," Stuck said. "I think
(he was) someone who was.
genuinely liked by all who knew
him."
"He really contributed to the
study of teaching of education, not
just in the classroom, but through
out the state," said William Burke,
associate professor in the school
of education.
Wyne's work in N.C. public
education included serving as
president and program chairman
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Marvin D. Wyne
of the N.C. Association for
research in Education.
At the University, Wyne was
chairman of the selection commit
tee for the Spencer Foundation
Young Scholars Grant Program,
which gives one-year seed grants
for research in elementary and
secondary education.
A native of Dupont, Ind., Wyne
graduated from Hanover College
in 1960 and received his master's
and doctoral degrees from Indiana
University in 1965 and 1967,
respectively.
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Granger strike
Students fast to protest
board's divestment policy
By RON CRAWFORD
University Editor
Members of Action Against
Apartheid ended an eight-day fast
on May 15 after the UNC Board
of Endowment announced its
intent to create a committee to
examine the University's position
on divestment.
The student activist group
began the fast on May 8 to draw
attention to the issue of apartheid.
AAA also wanted to encourage
the BOE to divest University funds
from companies with holdings in
South Africa.
Three students fasted the entire .
eight days until the BOE's meeting
on May 15, AAA member Dale
McKinley said Sunday.
Members of AAA confronted
S. Bobo Tanner, chairman of the
BOE, before the board's meeting
and asked him to discuss divest
ment with the board at the meet-
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ing. The group also asked that a
faculty council proposal calling for
divestment be discussed at the
meeting, McKinley said.
About $5.6 million of UNCs
endowment is invested in compan
ies that operate in South Africa.
After meeting with the board in
private, Tanner proposed to the
AAA that a committee be formed
to study apartheid, and the group
announced the end of the fast.
The idea for the committee
came from Student Body Presi
dent Brian Bailey. "(Vice
Chancellor and Dean of Student
Affairs) Don Boulton and I had
spoken about it earlier and I
proposed to Mr. Tanner that we
create a committee formed from
the different parts of the Univer
sity,w Bailey said Tuesday.
Bailey said the committee's
purpose will be to "talk about
apartheid and possible solutions
and possible steps the University
can take."
McKinley suggested the com
mittee be composed of students,
faculty, trustees, and staff
members, with three representa
tives from each group. McKinley
also requested that the committee
be formed before the next Board
of Trustees meeting in June, and
that it make its proposals before
the next BOE meeting in August.
Bailey said his ideas for the
composition of the committee
were similar to McKinley 's. He
said he'd like the committee to
include members of the adminis
tration and "representatives of big
contributors" to UNC.
The times the committee will
meet and make its proposals have
not been set, Bailey said.
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