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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume SS, Issue 64
Wednesday, October 19, 1988
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Dy CHARLES BRITTAIN
Two UNC adjunct professors
have been recognized for their
efforts in the field of medicine with
an honor that most research
scientists only dream of.
Gertrude Elion and George
Hitchings, both adjunct professors
of pharmacology, were named
recipients of the Nobel Prize for
medicine on Monday.
The two research scientists
received the prize for their joint
efforts in the development of drugs
that aid in the treatment of cancer
and other illnesses, including
herpes, gout and bacterial
The prize is awarded by the
Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska
Institute and includes about
$390,000, which will be divided
among Elion, Hitchings and a
third winner, Sir James Black of
Elion, 70, said the prize was the
result of 40 years of work devel
oping drugs for combating cancer,
as well as other drugs such as
Imaran, which assists in prevent
ing the rejection of transplanted
organs; Zovirox, which is used by
herpes victims; and Septra, which
treats bacterial infections.
I think it is very nice to receive
: -By JENNY CLONINGER
Assistant University Editor
: Several UNC construction and
renovation projects included in the
proposed UNC-system 1989-91
budget request are long overdue,
,UNC administrators agreed Tuesday.
': The budget was presented to the
iBoard of Governors' Budget and
Finance Committee last week, and
the full board will vote on the
. If approved, the projects will
renovate old buildings, create new
facilities and provide relief from
aouza a stiocce
this recognition, but the real
reward was developing drugs that
helped people and seeing the
results of our efforts in things like
successful kidney transplants," she
Hitchings, 83, said, The most
important part of the prize is the
recognition of our method of
working with drugs which were
Although he is retired, Hitch
ings said two-thirds of his life was
dedicated to science through his
position as consultant at Bur
roughs Wellcome, and one-third
was dedicated to philanthropic
endeavors as a member of the
board of directors of several
charitable organizations, such as
the Red Cross.
Elion and Hitchings serve as
research consultants to Burroughs
Wellcome Research Laboratories
in Research Triangle Park.
Burroughs Wellcome is a phar
maceutical company that
researches and develops prescrip
tion and over-the-counter drugs.
Burroughs Wellcome spokes
woman Kathy Bartlett said Elion
and Hitchings are retired but are
considered "scientists emeritus"
for the company.
See NOBEL page 7
overcrowded, outdated buildings.
A mass communications building,
a new biotechnology and biomedical
research laboratory and renovations
to the Undergraduate Library are
among the projects UNC-system'
President CD. Spangler proposed.
The combined cost for all eight
proposals is more than $89.5 million.
The proposed mass communica
tions building, which would house the
School of Journalism and the Depart
ment of Radio, Television and
Motion Pictures (RTVMP), is the
most expensive project in the prop
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Franklin Street Extravaganza; held as part of Homecoming Week
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
The new head of the Office of
Student Counseling should be an
aggressive leader with academic and
counseling experience who acts as an
advocate for UNC minority concerns,
students said at a forum Tuesday. .
About 50 students attended the
forum held by the search committee
for a new head for the office, which
provides counseling and academic
services for minority students.
The position has been vacant since
January, when Associate Dean
Hayden Renwick resigned to become
an assistant to the chancellor at
Fayetteville State University.
Most students at the forum said
they would like to see the new head
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By WILL SPEARS
University officials need to evalu
ate teachers more effectively and
make a greater effort to recognize
good teaching, representatives of
UNC administration, faculty and
students said in an open forum
The forum, "Recognizing and
Supporting Good Teaching," was
moderated by Philip Stadter, a
classics professor and chairman of the
Committee on Teaching. Stephen
Birdsall, associate dean of the College
of Arts aiid Sciences, represented the
administration; Bobby Ferris, a
Student Government executive assist
need for proposed coostiru elion, (repairs
osal, at an estimated cost of $36
According to the School of Jour
nalism's 1987-88 annual report,
"These two units are among the
largest in enrollment on the campus,
and both have grown enormously
over the years. Both the School and
the Department of RTVMP are in
dire straits in their current housing."
Tentative plans for the new build
ing would locate it where Swain Hall,
Abernethy Hall and, the Scuttlebutt
Snack Bar now stand, said Richard
Cole, dean of the School of Journal
of the office have more experience
in academic matters than counseling
"The academic aspect needs to get,
more weight," said senior Fenita
Morris, who works as a resident
assistant. She said that in her dealings
with minority residents, she has found
they need help in academic areas such
as study skills and time management.
Senior George Hicks said he agreed
academic help is crucial for minority
students. "We have to condition
people that just because you . need
tutoring, you're not a stupid person,"
Students also said the new office
head should be a person who will act
as an advocate for important minor
ity concerns when dealing with the
ant, represented the students; and
Lawrence Slifkin, physics professor,
represented the faculty.
The forum is the first in a series
that will review the recommendations
made by the Committee on Teaching
of the College of Arts and Sciences
to improve education at UNC. The
ideas discussed at the forums will be
considered before the committee
prepares a final proposal.
About 20 students attended the
forum, which was held at 3:30 p.m.
The time may have been a factor in
the low student turnout, Ferris said.
"We set the time for the faculty,
not the students," he said. "We want (
a good showing by the students, but
ism. The RTVMP department and
the journalism school would each
occupy one wing of the L-shaped
structure, with a 500-seat auditorium
between the wings.
Neither Howell Hall nor Swain
Hall, where the School of Journalism
and RTVMP are now located, was
originally intended to house its
present occupant. Howell Hall, built
in 1904, originally housed the phar
macy school until Beard Hall was
built. The School of Journalism
moved in 38 years ago. "It was big
then, and now it's tiny," Cole said.
By JENNIFER WING
UNCs first Franklin Street Extra
vaganza kicked off Homecoming
Week activities last night, and the
event surpassed organizers expecta
tions, homecoming officials said.
"We hoped that it would go this
well, although we've never had
anything like this before," said Felicia
Mebane, coordinator of homecoming
A high turnout of students and
community members helped make
the event a success, Mebane said.
Also, the efforts of Student Govern
ment and Carolina Athletic Associ
ation (CAA) members contributed to
the event's success, she said.
"It's exactly what we expected,"
The extravaganza, sponsored by
the CAA, began at 7:30 p.m. and
ended at 10 p.m. due to the noise
ordinance, homecoming officials
A wide array of activities, ranging
from face-painting to a pizza-eating
race, awaited participants along the
100 block of Franklin Street.
Festival-goers could participate in
cakewalks, practice their field goal
kicking skills or even get . a picture
with Rameses, the UNC mascot.
The Clips, a local band, took the
stage at 7:30 and were followed by
the Ebony Readers, who performed
skits with racial themes. Afterward,
the rock band Dillon Fence per
formed. All bands played for free.
The pep rally, highlighted the
evening. The Chapel Hill Senior High
School cheerleaders and both UNC
cheerleading squads performed, and
the UNC football team captains and
coach Mack Brown spoke. The
homecoming court was also
"Being an advocate, (for minority
concerns) is one of the most impor
tant parts of the job," said Kenneth
Perry, Black Student Movement
Working for a permanent site for
the Black Cultural Center is an
example of an area where the office
head should work as an advocate,
Perry said after the forum.
Strengthening the minority advis
ing program, which pairs minority
upperclassmen with freshmen to
work as counselors, will be one of
the most important responsibilities of
the new office head, students said.
"It's hard to get funding for the
program," graduate student Mary
Ann Cummings said. "The (new
we're really interested in a qualitative
representation rather than a quantit
The University has a tendency to
reward teachers who focus on
research more readily than those who
focus on teaching, Slifkin said.
"Why we shouldn't promote good
teaching as well as mediocre research'
hasn't been established," he said. "We
shouldn't evaluate teachers solely by
their research and ignore their per
formance in the classroom."
The University should instead
evaluate research and teaching on an
equal level, Slifkin said.
"We should look at the sum total
of the teacher's contribution to the
. Swain Hall was once a cafeteria,
said Gorham Kindem, RTVMP
department chairman, which earned
it the nickname "Swine Hall." "I don't
know if that name reflected on the
food or on the facility," he said. "It's
completely inadequate for our
Overcrowding and inadequate
facilities are the primary reasons a
new facility is needed. Both the
School of Journalism and the
RTVMP department need more
studio space, modern wiring for
computers and other equipment, and
Afterwards, The Fidgets concluded
the evening with some more
rock V roll
During the festival, both the CAA
and the Chapel Hill and University
police maintained tight security.
University police stationed extra
officers along Franklin Street; Uni
versity police Chief C.E. Mauer said.
Everything went as expected, he said.
"ThereVe been no problems so
far," Mauer said Tuesday during the
festival. "We really don't expect noise
Fever member Lisa Sala said CAA
representatives were stationed at
points where students could enter the
festival and were checking all coolers
for alcoholic beverages. "We wont let
anything in," she said.
Students could almost escape the
limitations of gravity in the Air Walk,
a large balloon-like building where
people can jump up and down. "It's
for the young and the young at heart,"
said Dana Addison, owner of the Air
Becki Johnson, a freshman from
Crumpler, said she had "great fun"
even though she had just lost a
game of musical chairs.
All the events except concessions
were free, Carolina Fever officials
said. The Mebane Kiwanis Club and
Nichols department store in Durham
sold concessions such as cotton
candy, snow cones and lemonade for
Although the activities were free,
winners of games and contests
received prizes such as UNC bumper
stickers, homecoming T-shirts and
buttons, or even airfare to Daytona
The extravaganza received media
attention from WCHL radio and
See EXTRAVAGANZA page 2
office head) has to know we need
more money for that program."
Students said the program should
be expanded to include all minority
students who may have problems, not
just freshmen. -
Search committee chairman'Colin"
Palmer, chairman of UNCs history'
department, said he agreed with
students that the program should be
"It seems to me that there should
be sustained commitment over four
years," he said.
BSM Vice President Tonya
Blanks, a member of the search
committee, said after the forum that
a perception that the committee is
See COUNSELING page 6
University," he said. "Research and
teaching should be promoted
However teachers are recognized,
it is vital that they do get recognition,
"Quality teaching can't be encour
aged if it isn't recognized," he said. ,
The University should institute a
system of rewards, which would be
presented and funded by students,
Ferris said. "The gratitude shown by
a student would really make an
impression and would encourage the
teacher," he said.
Funding the rewards could be a
See TEACHING page 7
more classroom and office space!
Journalism students and faculty
would be "overjoyed" about a new
building, Cole said. "We're salivating
for a new building," he said.
About two years ago, UNC admin
istrators noticed that the Undergrad
uate Library was getting run down,
said David Taylor, undergraduate
librarian. Library officials were given
an estimate of about $75,000 for
repairs. The director of University
Libraries and a University architect
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