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Volume 100, Issue 30
By Kathleen Keener
An $8.65 million pledge to the Bi
centennial Campaign will help fund
scholarships and a new academic cen
ter, Chancellor Paul Hardin announced
The James M. Johnston Trust of
Washington, D.C., made the pledge.
The gift was the second-largest to the
Bicentennial Campaign, moving the
campaign closer to its $320 million
The Johnston Awards Program pro-
By Steve Politl
Unhrrslty Editor .
Wayne Jones has worked in the
University's business and finance divi
sion for 20 years under five different
But Jones, associate vice chancellor
for finance, now will have an opportu
nity to lead the department. Chancellor
Paul Hardin announced Friday that Jones
was his choice to replace Ben Tuchi as
vice chancellor for business and finance.
Tuchi resigned last week to become
senior vice chancellor for business and
finance at the University of Pittsburgh.
Jones said he expected a smooth tran
sition into his new position. He has
served as acting vice chancellor twice,
in 1982 and from May 1988 to June
"I have a pretty good idea of what's
said. "That will
give me somewhat
of a head start. The
learning curve will
Tuchi will re
main as vice chan
cellor until June 1,
when Jones will
take the position
on an interim ba
sis. Jones' ap-
pointment must be approved by the
Board of Trustees in May and by the
Board of Governors in June.
Tuchi cited a tight budget and state
government restrictions as reasons for
leaving the University. Jones said he
was prepared to face the challenges of
operating under state cutbacks.
"I have been working within the sys
tem for quite a while, and I'm accus
tomed to the problems we face not
that I'd necessarily sit back and accept
them without challenging those I think
should be changed," he said.
"We've accomplished some signifi
cant steps forward in the last year, and
I'm looking forward to making further
changes in coming years."
Jones will oversee a budget that in
fiscal 1990-91 was $700 million, with
state-appropriated funds accounting for
about 37 percent of that total.
Hardin said he was confident in Jones'
ability to fill the position.
"I have great confidence in Wayne
Jones," he said. "He and I worked closely
together during my first year on the job
when he was in his second tour as in
terim vice chancellor, and I quickly
learned to respect him.
"We are fortunate to have him imme
diately available to step into this key
position among senior leadership."
Gene Swecker, Jones' colleague and
associate vice chancellor for facilities
management, said, "I think it's great.
He's very knowledgeable, very steady.
He's led the business and finance de
partment twice very capably. He's been
The vice chancellor for business and
finance oversees the management of
business and financial affairs and is
responsible for several areas, including
auxiliary enterprises, budget, contracts
and grants, engineering and instruction,
facilities planning, general accounting,
human resources, internal audit, pay
roll, physical plant, property manage
ment and purchasing.
Jones said the biggest change in his
duties would be his added dealings with
every facet of the business and finance
"I have been aware of what's going
on in other areas because of our fre
quent staff meetings, but now I'll take a
greater interest," he said.
million gift to benefit academics
vides scholarships for financially needy
and academically outstanding UNC stu
dents each year. The pledge will raise
the number of annual scholarships from
250 to 400, Hardin said.
Jason Taylor, a senior Johnston nurs
ing scholar, said the Johnston Scholar
ships enabled students to pay tuition
and meet their living expenses without
devoting limitless hours to outside jobs.
"If it wasn't for the generosity of the
Johnston Nursing Scholarship Program,
attending a university such as UNC
might not have been possible," Taylor
Ashli Poston of Raleigh shares a moment in the
Kaufman of Chapel Hill during their vacation
By Gillian Murphy
Registered Orange County voters
who live on the University campus face
a new challenge this election year: The
residence halls will close the day before
the N.C. presidential primaries.
The primaries are scheduled for May
5, one day after the final examination
period ends and residence halls close,
forcing 6,003 on-campus students to
If on-campus students want to vote.
Students awarded for
63 win 1992 Chancellor's Awards
By J. Michael Bradley
In 1984, Wen-Ling Lai'sfamilycame
to America from Taiwan so she and her
sister could have a better education.
Eight years later, Lai said that "the
opportunity to learn and grow under
two different cultures" was the biggest
gift her parents could have given her.
"I think I owe a lot of what I've been
able to do to my parents," Lai said.
Lai, one of 63 winners of Chancellor's
Awards, received the Cornelius O.
Cathey award Tuesday for sustained,
constructive participation in student
The 22-year-old business major mod
estly admitted that creativity was one of
her strongest assets.
"I like to work with people and in
problem-solving through creativity and
flexibility," Lai said. "I'm the type of
Nothing makes time pass
April 20, 1992
The pledge also will enable the Uni
versity to renovate Graham Memorial,
which will house the James M. Johnston
Center for Undergraduate Excellence.
Hardin said $1.25 million from the
pledge partially would fund the renova
tions, with additional money coming
from private donations. Graham Me
morial was the University's first Stu
The James M. Johnston Center for
Undergraduate Excellence will house
the honors program and provide stu
dents with classrooms and seminar and
meeting rooms, Hardin said.
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voting options available for dorm dwellers
they will need to remain in Chapel Hill
an extra day or vote by absentee ballot.
Some students are annoyed by what
they call lack of University foresight in
closing the residence halls the day be
fore the primary.
Gabriel Godwin, a sophomore from
New Bern, said: "It is a travesty that the
University did not take the primary into
account when they decided to close
campus May 4. I thought maybe the
political machine broke down again on
Godwin said the situation would
person that likes to see if I can do things
a different way, rather than the tradi
An example of Lai's innovation was
a resident assistant exchange program
she initiated in Hinton James to bring
floor residents closer to RAs by having
RAs deliver mail to other parts of the
Lai has worked as an RA for the past
two years and has been involved in
several RA programs. She is presently
an RA in Whitehead dormitory.
Lai has also done volunteer work in
the burn center and emergency room at
UNC Hospitals. She has worked at Camp
Celebrate, a weekend camp for child
burn victims. Lai also was an orienta
tion leader for C-Tops.
See AWARDS, page 7
faster than vacations and short-term loans. Anonymous
The center will encourage small
group learning and provide Johnston
scholarship recipients with faculty men
tors. The drama department, which is lo
cated in Graham Memorial, will move
to an addition at the PlayMakers The
atre. Five million dollars must be raised in
order to provide appropriate facilities
for the department, Hardin said.
Hardin said he hoped the James M.
Johnston Center for Undergraduate
Excellence would attract all students,
not only the students involved in the
was winding down a day spent with friends
probably be the "last straw" for voters
who already were apathetic.
Voters who cannot stay in town for
elections can vote by absentee ballot.
An absentee ballot can be obtained
either by written request to the Orange
County Board of Elections or by voting
in person sometime before the primary.
The deadline for written requests for
an absentee ballot is April 28. Students
can vote in person at the Orange County
Board of Elections in Hillsborough un
til May 1.
The Carrboro Town Hall also will be
Three named Truman scholars
By John Broadfoot
Only 80 students across the country
become Truman scholars each year.
This year, UNC has three.
Juniors Scott Wilkens, Johnathan
Robertson and David Kaplan have been
namedTruman scholars, winning schol
arships each worth as much as $30,000
for pursuing a graduate school educa
tion. The students must pursue a career
in public service.
Marilyn Scott, assistant dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, said each
student deserved the award.
"They are remarkably qualified,"
Scott said. "It's very extraordinary to
see one university have three Truman
scholars. It's never happened before at
UNC. It's very rare to get even one."
Only UNC and Princeton have three
Truman scholars, Scott said.
"It will become a magnet for bright,
curious undergrads across campus," he
Chris Osborne, a senior Johnston
scholar, said he liked the idea of the
having one building for the honors pro
gram. The center will be an asset to the
entire campus, he said.
"It will have an impact on the campus
by attracting more bright students,"
Osbome said. "It will help UNC retain
some of its brightest students."
James M. Johnston attended UNC
UNC project may
local groups say
By Jackie Hershkowltz
Members of local environmental
groups said they were concerned that a
UNC Hospitals office building, pro
posed for a site near the Mason Farm
Biological Reserve, would destroy the
character of the natural habitat, home to
rare plants and wildlife.
"It seems like this building project is
a cancerous growth in Chapel Hill,"
said Peter Todd, representing the Re
search Triangle Sierra Club. "It's just
ridiculous what they 're doing. You can't
really have a natural area coex ist beside
a large office park."
The Chapel Hill Town Council will
hold a public hearing tonight to con
sider UNC Hospitals' request for a special-use
permit to build an office build
ing and parking lot on University-owned
land. The property is located near the
Friday Continuing Education Center off
N.C. 54 and is 750 feet from the biologi
The proposed project would consoli
date UNC Hospitals' administrative
offices into a three-story location on a
7-acre site. Presently, the hospital's of
fice buildings are in various locations in
Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
According to a statement issued by
hospital representatives in October, a
new administrative building is needed
to improve the coordination and com
munication between different units of
the hospital and to decrease the time
spent in transit between departments.
A UNC Hospitals spokesman could
not be reached for comment Sunday.
But representatives of local environ
open for absentee voting today through
May 1. Residents can vote there be
tween 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays in
One campus group, the Young Re
publicans, is helping students obtain
Charlton Allen, president of the
Young Republicans, said his group had
been distributing addresses of county
boards of election to students who
wanted to request an absentee ballot.
He said the group has also taken some
students to Hillsborough to cast their
Robertson, a jun ior from Cary, added:
'That's good company. It speaks well
for the school and the process they've
Kaplan, a junior from Lexington, Ky.,
continued, "UNC only has seven
Truman scholars in its history."
UNC also had a fourth finalist, Josh
Scott said that recipients must have
had a dedication to helping the public in
college as well as in high school.
"One of the requirements is a real
commitmenttopublic service," she said.
"One thing is being active in public
service and holding office."
Kaplan said he was planning on us
ing a degree in public policy and law to
serve the public. He has not made up his
mind which graduate school he will
attend but is considering several of the
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from 1 9 1 3 to 1 9 1 5. After World War I,
he founded an investment banking firm
"Rarely has an individual opened so
many opportunities for so many worthy
students," Hardin said.
Betty Frost Hayes, chair of the
Johnston Awards Program, said the cen
ter would benefit the entire campus
because of the lectures and programs
that would be offered.
"We are thrilled to be able to do
something for the school and the smart
men and women who are recipients of
mental groups claim the project would
alter the rural and isolated character of
the Mason Farm Biological Reserve
and add noise pollution to the area.
"One of the worst things you could
do would be to have a modem building
sticking up over the trees," Todd said.
"My concern is that it will be a real
intrusion to the character of the area.
"The increased traffic would certainly
affect the wildlife that inhabit the area.
We don 't want to see development creep
up to the edges of the farm."
Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun said
because of the property's unique char
acter, the town would study the project's
environmental impact carefully.
.... "We've got to be careful about what
ever we put there because the land is so
close to the biological research area,"
The Mason Farm Biological Reserve
is the oldest example of a swampland
forest in the Piedmont area, Todd said.
The reserve contains 12 types of oak
trees and several animal species rare to
the region, such as marsh rabbits and
red-bellied water snakes, according to a
statement from the N.C. Natural Heri
Council member Mark Chilton said:
"Geologically and biologically speak
ing, it's an important piece of land that
is still relatively undisturbed. It's really
one of the very few spots like it in the
John Nelson Kent, conservation
chairman of the National Audubon
Society's New Hope chapter, said many
birds would die by crashing into the
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votes for the May primaries.
"It is a definite inconvenience, but
there's not much that can be done about
it," he said.
For students who will be in town,
campus poll sites will be open the day of
the primaries, an Orange County Board
of Elections official said.
Poll sites will be open on campus at
Fetzer Gym and the General Adminis
tration Building on Raleigh Road.
Both poll sites serve precincts that
include residence halls and non-University
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