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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 9
Friday, March 18, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By JUSTIN McGUIRE
The UNC Board of Trustees will
meet Friday at noon in a special
meeting to discuss the final candi
dates for the position of UNC-CH
chancellor, an unidentified source
The four leading candidates for the
post are Samuel Williamson, UNC
provost; Dennis O'Connor, UNC vice
chancellor for research and graduate
studies; James Leutze, president of
Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia
and former UNC chairman of the
curriculum in Peace, War and
Defense; and Joel Fleishman, vice
president of Duke University.
Williamson is also a leading can
didate for the presidency of the
University of the South in Sewanee,
A 14-member search committee,
comprised of BOT members, faculty
members, a UNC alumnus and a
student, has been conducting a search
for the new chancellor since
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
annouced at an August BOT meeting
that he would resign his post June
BOT Chairman Bob Eubanks
called the special meeting. The
purpose of the meeting is to "consider
The meeting may go into executive
session, meaning the public and press
will be barred from attendance.
Eubanks and other search commit
tee members declined Thursday to
comment on the meeting.
At the BOT's special meeting on
Sept. 4, Eubanks named the members
of the chancellor search committee,
said Brenda Kirby, assistant to the
That was the only special meeting
held in the last two years, Kirby said.
The search committee, headed by
Eubanks, must present a list of
candidates to the full BOT. The board
must then present at least two final
candidates to UNC-system President
Spangler will select a finalist for
presentation to the UNC-system
Board of Governors.
The Associated Press also contrib
uted to this story.
Officials respond to low
black gradyatiomi rates
By JAMES BENTON
Several University administrators
said Thursday that they have
responded to Black Student Move
ment (BSM) President Kenneth
Perry's statements about low minor
ity graduation rates.
UNC has a serious problem with
retention of black students, Perry said
in a press conference on March 2.
He cited statistics showing that the
five-year graduation rates for minor
ity students are considerably lower
than those for white students.
If administrators did not respond
to the problem by Friday at 5 p.m.,
Perry said he would call an emergency
meeting of the BSM, and would ask
members to initiate "phase three" of
their actions. He would not specify
what form those actions would take.
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
said he had sent Perry a letter, and
also had a conversation about Perry's
request. Fordham said he understood
Perry's interests after their conversa
tion, but any improvements will take
"He (Perry) is interested in streng
thening the academic support services
for those who may need it," Fordham
The current academic support
services are working, according to
Fordham. The number of freshmen
declared academically ineligible after
their first semester dropped from 65
last year to 25 this year. Of those 25,
only five were black, Fordham said.
Fordham also said he understood
Perry's concern about the progress of
the Black Cultural Center (BCC).
Perry and the administration need to
work together to improve the center,
but the desired results will require
patience, he said.
"It takes time to accomplish
results," Fordham said.
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor
and dean of student affairs, said he
talked with Perry Thursday
Boulton also said he wrote a letter
of response to Perry and sent him
a progress report on the actions that
have been taken for the BCC. Boul
ton said he felt the administration had
been working hard on Perry's goals
for the BCC.
"WeVe already spent $25,000 to
furnish the center," Boulton said.
Furniture has been ordered for the
center and five of six candidates for
the director's position have been
interviewed, he said. The center's
director should be hired by Apr. 15
See RESPONSE page 2
Swoftfoird i top candidate
for posMoo at Michigan
By MIKE BERARDINO
The University of Michigan Board
of Regents is set to announce the
hiring of a new Wolverine athletic
director today, and UNC's John
Swofford may be the person selected.
According to reports published this
week in both the Detroit Free Press
and the Ann Arbor News, Swofford,
North Carolina's athletic director for
the past eight years, is a leading
candidate to take over the Michigan
job. This, despite the fact Swofford
has denied any interest in changing
positions on several occasions over
the past few months.
Swofford, who is in Salt Lake City,
where the UNC men's basketball
team is competing in the West
Regional of the NCAA Tournament,
could not be reached for comment
The announcement is expected to
take place sometime between 9 a.m.
and noon today, when the Michigan
Board of Regents holds their weekly
public meeting. According to a report
in today's Michigan Daily, the board
held a closed meeting Thursday
evening to iron out final details in
the athletic director search.
Michigan's Interim President
Robben Fleming refused to comment
on whether or not Swofford was the
board's selection to replace longtime
Wolverine Athletic Director Don
Canham, who will step down upon
his 70th birthday in July in accor
dance with state employee policy.
According to several sources, the
list of candidates for the Michigan
position is down to Swofford, Wol
verine hockey coach Red Berenson
and Clayton Wilhite, a St. Louis
advertising executive and Michigan
Michigan football coach Bo
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UNC to tfkstt-roiiOTd wnim
By JAMES SUROWIECKI
SALT LAKE CITY North
Texas State tried to stop J.R. Reid
Thursday by playing behind him.
That was the Mean Green Eagles'
first and biggest mistake.
Reid poured in 29 points to lead
No. 7 North Carolina to an easy
83-65 win in the first round of the
Actually, NTSU's real mistake
was taking the floor for the first
round West Regional game. The
Green Eagles, who finished their
season at 17-13, were too small and
too undisciplined to challenge the
Tar Heels, who moved to 25-6 on
the year. Only the superior quick
ness of NTSU's guards kept the
"We just never could get going
offensively," Green Eagle coach
Jimmy Gales said. "We made a few
offensive mental mistakes and took
the ball into the corners too much.
It's easy to get trapped there, but
you have to give a lot of credit to
UNC coach Dean Smith was
happy to have his defense take
credit for the win, because the Tar
Heel offense struggled for much of
the game. The final 10 minutes of
the contest were particularly ugly,
as the normally reliable UNC
guards cracked under the NTSU
pressure, and the entire team
seemed to vanish mentally.
"We played well until about 10
minutes to go in the game, and then
we were just horrible," Smith said.
"I was very disappointed with our
last 10 minutes. Even King Rice
and Jeff Lebo, our best ball
handlers, had problems."
The one Tar Heel who had few
problems, at least on the offensive
end, was Reid. The 6-9 sophomore
showed off his full repertoire of
drop-steps and turnaround
jumpers, scoring at will against the
Green Eagles. Coming off his
seven-point performance in the
Duke game, Reid was exhilarated
to play without two men shadow
"We just wanted to force the ball
inside and take it to the basket,"
said Reid, who was 10-of-16 from
the field. "They played behind us,
and that made it easy for us. When
players play behind us, we can do
whatever we want."
The first half was sluggish,
though fast-paced, as the Green
Eagles hit only 10 of 34 shots, and
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University considers alternate funding sources for parking deck
By BARBARA LINN
The UNC business and finance
office is considering North Carolina
Memorial Hospital, the division of
Health Affairs and the Educational
Foundation (Rams Club) as sources
of funding for the proposed $12.2
million Craige parking deck.
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
announced Feb. 19 that he would not
forward the Craige deck proposal to
the Board of Trustees for final
approval because he said it needed
more work. But University officials
said Wednesday that they are still
talking to the groups about funding
The parking fee increase proposed
for 1988-89 was one option for
funding the deck but was not con
sidered by the board because the
increase was too great, said Gene
Swecker, vice chancellor of business
"We're still talking to the various
groups," Swecker said. "No commit
ments have been made yet, but
something will work out eventually.
The more funding we get, the less the
permit fee increase would be."
John Stokes, director of institu
tional relations at NCMH, said the
hospital has offered to put $200,000
toward the deck every year until it
is fully paid for, provided certain
conditions are met.
The offer, which was made in the
last six weeks, is still being negotiated,
Stokes said. He would not speculate
on when the hospital might make a
commitment to the funding project.
Conditions for the offer include a
number of parking spaces for hospital
employees and a guarantee that
hospital spaces will not be taken away
for athletic events, Stokes said.
There are other conditions to the
offer, but Stokes would not comment
"Parking is our number one prior
ity over here," he said. "We need
spaces for our patients and
employees. The location of the
parking deck is not the most conve
nient, but it is better than none."
Edward Brooks, vice chancellor of
health affairs, said the division was
very interested in financing the
"The deans in health affairs are
very sensitive to this (parking situa
tion)," Brooks said. "We are losing
staff. If patient access is seriously
hampered, it would greatly harm the
schools of dentistry and medicine.
Patients are almost as important to
those schools as students."
Brooks said he had asked the deans
of the five health affairs schools to
help finance the deck.
"All or most of the schools will be
able to do something if the Craige
deck proceeds," he said. "We are
considering doing whatever we can
to prevent increases to staff, faculty
and student permit fees."
The Craige deck is not ideally
located to serve the health affairs
schools, but the division hopes that
by supporting this deck, another deck
closer to the hospital will be built,
"Sooner or later we're going to
have to have another health affairs
deck. There is no question. More and
more patients are coming," Brooks
Rams Club officials could not be
reached for comment.
Mary Clayton, director of trans
portation and parking services, said
although no one has offered a formal
proposal committing funds to the
project, informal meetings and dis
cussions have been held with the
The University wants to inform
students, faculty and staff, as well as
generate input, about available park
ing spaces and fees, Clayton said.
Meetings will be held during the next
B Monday, March 21, 1:00 p.m.
in Berry Hill Hall.
B Tuesday, March 22, 3:00 p.m. in
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