Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Thursday, May 19, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
falls yimdeir fire.
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
Teague Residence Hall, an all-male
dormitory on Stadium Drive, may be
changed to an all-freshman, co-ed or
female dormitory within a year,
according to student leaders.
Student Body President Kevin
Martin and Residence Hall Associ
ation President Jimmy Randolph
were to meet with housing director
Wayne Kuncl this week to discuss
options for the dormitory, Martin
"It's not as big a deal if they're
doing it next year, but they're talking
about doing it for fall,'' Martin said.
In response to problems with
Teague that worsened after an April
21 party, officials are investigating
possible changes in the residence hall,
Although Kuncl declined to com
ment on what the changes may be,
irovost to preside
By FRANCINE ALLEN
UNC provost Samuel Williamson
will assume the positions of president
and vice chancellor of the University
of the South, a private Episcopal
college located in Sewanee, Tenn., in
"I'm delighted to be the president
of the (University of the) South,"
Williamson said in a telephone
interview last week. He said he had
thought about a career change for a
Report leaves University, town doors open
By NICKI WEISENSEE
The report submitted to the UNC
Board of Trustees by Chancellor
Christopher Fordham last month on
the land-use plan has elicited no
strong reactions from either town or
"Essentially, what Chancellor
Fordham did was to affirm the
recommendations of the Joint
University-Town Committee," said
Mayor Jonathan Howes. "However,
there are a lot of unresolved things
he didn't comment on. It left a lot
of work to be done."
In the report, Fordham directed
the University to proceed with the
developments and changes approved
by the committee and continue to
study unresolved issues.
However, he issued a disclaimer:
"I cannot commit my successor (Paul
Hardin) to a specific course of action
nor preclude one."
he said the housing department "is
looking at what options to consider
in addressing the problems."
On April 21, Teague residents held
their annual "Marty party," a cele
bration of the last day of classes for
the spring semester. At that party,
residents went on Stadium Drive to
drink and play Frisbee and football.
Between 3:30 and 4 p.m., a Frisbee
hit a car driving past Teague, said
Steve Ryan, a Teague resident who
had just arrived at the party.
"An errant Frisbee throw hit a
woman's car, and a woman got out
... she said .'they've cracked my
windshield.' There was a mark on the
windshield, but no crack. I rubbed
off the mark until nothing was there
anymore," he said.
The men who were playing Frisbee
apologized to the two women in the
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Williamson told The Daily Tar
Heel in an earlier interview that the
position was something he had
wanted for a lone time.
Williamson will replace Robert
Ayres, who will retire as president of
the university on Sept. 1.
As he prepares to assume his new
duties, Williamson said he and his
family will miss UNC, especially the
faculty, his personal friends and his
students. "We love Carolina," he said.
The land-use plan, which details
how the campus and other UNC
owned properties may be developed
over the next several decades, was
devised by UNC planners and the
Michigan consulting firm of Johnson,
Johnson and Roy.
The plan came under fire last
summer from Chapel Hill residents.
The result was the formation of the
Joint University-Town Committee,
established to look at the land-use
plan and resolve the conflicts. Then
Mayor James Wallace and Fordham
each appointed five members.
The committee was dissolved in
January after submitting its final
Bob Eubanks, chairman of the
Board of Trustees, said he agreed with
what Fordham said in his final report.
"I think it's fine," he said. "I think
(Chancellor Fordham) is very sup
portive of the Joint (University)
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Yet Williamson said he is excited
at the prospect of new opportunities
at the University of the South and
looks forward to getting to know the
students and faculty and working
with the church.
Uncertain what his new salary
would be, especially since the univer
sity has only 1,100 students, William
son said, "It's not something you go
in for the pay."
He said his positions as provost
and as a history professor at UNC
Town Committee and its report."
John Sanders, chairman of the
Institute of Government and former
chairman of the committee, also
agreed with Fordham's
"I felt it was appropriate and he
encouraged the responsible people to
continue with their activities so the
time invested thus far will not be lost,"
Howes also said he was essentially
pleased with the report and thought
it left the door open for further
cooperation between the town and
"I am anxious to establish good
relations with the new chancellor," he
said. "That has to be the first step
when he takes office."
Although there may not be another
committee specifically for the land
use plan, Howes said a committee was
a good way to open the lines of
communication between the city and
prepared him for his new post.
Williamson declined to comment
on his being turned down as a finalist
for the chancellor's post at UNC
a position that opened when Chan
cellor Christopher Fordham
announced last August that he would
step down June 30.
Before he was turned down, Wil
liamson was a leading candidate for
the positions of chancellor at UNC
and president of the University of the
"I think we have the beginnings of
a good relationship in place," he said.
"I'm hoping Dr. Hardin will feel the
The committee system may also
help resolve other controversial
issues. Among these issues is the
entertainment tax, which would add
$1 to the ticket price of events held
at the Smith Center and Kenan
Stadium to cover costs incurred by
the town from these activities.
Another point of controversy is the
Pittsboro Street extension, which
would widen Pittsboro Street to four
or six lanes and extend it through
Little Fraternity Court and Walker
Funeral Home. It would eventually
run into Airport Road.
"Hopefully, we can get town and
University officials together to talk
about these issues so we can reach
a consensus," Howes said.
Tar HeelDavid Minton
her years at Carolina. See pages 10 and 11 for
more commencement photos.
Afterward, Williamson told The
Chapel Hill Newspaper that he was
disappointed for himself and for
However, Williamson did say later
that not being nominated to the
chancellor's post at UNC had elim
inated the need to choose between
that position and the one offered him
at the University of the South.
Williamson said an interim provost
will replace him until a new provost
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near .page 3
challenges page 13
Record".. page 8
pages 16 and 17
comics page 19