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Volume 100, Issue 39
Thursday, June 4, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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E E IK L Y S HJ
By Anna Griffin
Although he publicly opposes the
U.S. military's policy toward homo
sexuals, UNC Chancellor Paul Hardin
says he has no plans to force the Naval
and Air Force ROTC programs off cam
pus. "The U.S. military isn't bound by our
student code," Hardin said. "I cannot
imagine barring my own government
from this campus."
Hardin recently became one of more
than 70 college and university adminis-
UNC officials agree
with Locke findings
By Anna Griffin
University administrators must take
immediate action to eliminate the sig
nificant difference in the graduation
rates between white and black students,
a recently-released report states.
In a report conducted for the John
Locke Foundation, researcher Charles
Sykes discovered that white students
graduate at a much higher rate than
minority students, even after five or six
In his report, "A Tradition at Risk:
Undergraduate Education at the Uni
versity of North Carolina," Sykes says
that in graduating classes through 1 989,
62 percent of white students graduated
in four years, compared with only 39
percent of all black students.
After five years in school at UNC, 75
percent of all white students graduated,
while 53.3 percent of black students
received their degrees.
Sykes contends that the gap in gradu
ation rates can be blamed on a differ
ence in University admissions policies
for blacks and whites. To eliminate the
difference in graduation rates, admis
sions criteria must be changed and more
support should be given to students
from poorer backgrounds, he said.
"There's a tendency to admit stu
dents and assume that they'll swing
right around and perform well," Sykes
said. "UNC officials don't take into
account that if you admit students with
different educational backgrounds,
they're going to need some help."
Instead of confronting the problems
facing black students at UNC, Univer
sity administrators have focused on
"symbolic politics," such as the debate
over the free-standing Black Cultural
Center, he said.
Hardin's proposal in February that
one-third of the proposed Student Union
addition about 20,000 square feet
be used for a BCC, "falls more into the
category of symbolic politics than equi
table allocation of resources," Sykes
But Margo Crawford, director of the
Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center,
said the establishment of a free-standing
BCC was a sign that University
administrators cared about providing a
quality learning environment.
See GRADUATION, page 7
A Shuey thing: Indians draft UNC pitcher
By David J. Kupstas
To no one's surprise, the Cleveland
Indians selected UNC's fireballing re
lief pitcher Paul Shuey with the second
overall pick in Monday 'sMajor League
Baseball amateur draft.
Shuey, a junior from Raleigh, had
been projected as the No. 2 pick for
about a week by practically every pub
lication and television network making
such predictions. The Indians appar
ently thought it was a done deal as well,
as they did not bother to notify Shuey
that he had been selected until the draft
was an hour old.
"I guess to them it was already set in
their minds," Shuey said at a press con
ference Monday at Boshamer Stadium.
"It put a little extra worry on my part.
There were about eight calls in a row
from different people. I didn't know
who was who or what was what."
UNC catcher Donnie Leshnock, a
junior who, like Shuey, gave up his
final season of eligibility, was selected
in the fifth round by the New York
trators who have signed a form express
ing individual objection to the military 's
policy against homosexuals. Last year,
the chancel lor approved a new adminis
trative policy forbiddingdiscrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation. The
Student Code also bans discrimination
Although the form, which originated
from the American Civil Liberties
Union's Gay and Lesbian Project, of
fered university administrators the op
portunity to express institutional oppo
sition for the U.S. Department of De
fense policy, Hardin said he did not plan
B 1 i miss, t
Richard McCormick, who began his new job as UNC's provost this week, unpacks boxes in his newly painted office
McCormick ready for challenges
as he moves into South Building
By Josh Boyer
Richard McCormick, UNC's new
provost and vice chancellor for aca
demic affairs, sat in his South Build
ing office recently and admired the
newly painted walls of his clean of
fice. He looked over at his empty desk.
Come back in a week, and it will look
very different," he said.
McCormick, who was the dean of
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at
Rutgers University in New Jersey,
started his new job Monday. He
planned to spend his first few days at
UNC meeting with various adminis
trators and former administrators, such
as former UNC-system president Wil
liam Friday, to learn about the Univer
sity. McCormick, who graduated from
Amherst College and earned a Ph.D.
in history from Yale University, said
he was excited when the UNC job
became available last summer. Al
though at the time he did not know
many specifics about UNC, he knew it
was "a truly distinguished university.
Carolina has a very good reputa
tion in New Jersey," he said.
compiled an 184
career record at
UNC with 18
saves and a 2.67
earned run aver
age, is the highest
drafted Tar Heel
since the Milwau
kee Brewers chose
Surhoff with the
first pick in the 1985 draft. That same
year, the Oakland A's took shortstop
Walt Weiss with the 1 1th selection.
Several teams reportedly talked to
players in advance and drafted those
they felt sure they could sign to con
tracts right away. Mark McKnight, the
scout who signed Shuey, said that was
not the case with the 21 -year-old right
hander. They chose Shuey because he
was the best available player.
"He didn't get lowballed," McKnight
said. "He was No. 1 on our list, no
Even so, Shuey's signing was aquick
it for duty, honor and country. Ted
opposition of anti-gay
to take the issue up with the Board of
"The board doesn't meet again until
July," he said. "I don't know whether it
will be timely in July."
Doug Ferguson, chairman of the
Carolina Cay and Lesbian Association,
said that although the continuing pres
ence of ROTC on campus was frustrat
ing, he was pleased with thechancellor's
decision to sign the ACLU document.
The CGLA will begin to push the
chancellor and the BOT for institutional
opposition to the military policy this
fall, Ferguson said.
Chancellor Paul Hardin recom
mended McCormick for the job and the
UNC Board of Governors approved the
appointment April 10.
Garland Hershey, who will work
closely with McCormick as vice pro
vost and vice chancellor of health af
fairs, said: "Dick is an intelligent aca
demic with broad experience in educa
tional administration and will bring great
energy to Carolina."
McCormick said the job of provost
entails more responsibility than his
former job as a dean at Rutgers. As
provost he will oversee academic sup
port services such as the Office of Infor
mation Technology and public service
institutions, including the Morehead
Planetarium, Ackland Art Museum and
the N.C. Botanical Gardens.
In his capacity as vice chancellor for
academic affairs, McCormick is the
chief academic officer for the College
of Arts and Sciences and the schools of
law, journalism, business, education,
social work and library science.
Although this is a bigger administra
tive job than his old one, McCormick
said he hoped to remain connected to
students and faculty.
"Administrators in South Building
Shuey worked hard for success 7
process. The draft began at 1 p.m., and
Shuey had signed a major-league con
tract before4 p.m. that day. Last season's
No. 1 pick, Brien Taylor of Beaufort,
didn't sign with the New York Yankees
until late August, shortly after he began
moving his belongings to Louisburg
College in what may have been a nego
"Tell you what, I didn't want to sit
out all summer," Shuey said. "I gotta
play. I can't sit around. I think we just
took a head-on approach in negotia
tions, just kind of cut through a lot of red
tape. I think that's the way it should be
Shuey's parents handled most of the
contract negotiations, although they did
consult several agents for advice. Ad
vantage International of Washington,
D.C., will represent Shuey from now
In addition to the prestige of being
the No. 2 overall pick, Shuey will cash
in on a hefty signing bonus. He would
not disclose how much money he would
"I was really impressed that Hardin
signed his individual support," Ferguson
said. "I wasn't surprised he didn't push
for institutional support because we
haven't pushed for that yet."
Despite the Defense Department
policy, which bars homosexuals from
serving in all branches of the military,
Ferguson said he knew of gays who had
gone through the UNC ROTC programs.
"The question of whether they're in
there or not is invalid," he said. "The
real question is, is the military going to
change its policy. It's basically a witch
and elsewhere only exist for the pur
pose of supporting faculty and stu
dents," he said. "Administrators have
no purpose except making things hap
pen that faculty and students want.
It's foolish for an administrator to lay
out an independent academic agenda."
McCormick's belief in keeping in
touch with students led him to form a
student executive committee at
Rutgers. He met with students in the
College of Arts and Sciences once a
month to get their opinions on issues.
Peter Klein, vice provost for un
dergraduate education at Rutgers, said:
"His door was always open to faculty
and students. ... He seems to work 40
hours in every four. I don't know how
he gets it all done. I'm very sorry you
all have lured him away."
Because he is new to UNC, listen
ing to the opinions of others will be
crucial, McCormick said.
"It would be presumptuous to say
'Here are the five things this Univer
sity most needs,'" he said. "How
would I know?"
McCormick said that UNC has a
responsibility to represent the diver-
See PROVOST, page 7
receive, but it figures to be at least in the
$500,000 range. Atlanta paid second
selection Mike Kelly $575,000 to sign
last season, and Detroit gave No. 2
choice Tony Clark a $500,000 signing
bonus in 1 990.
Shuey, suddenly a rich man, had few
ideas on where his newly found wealth
"I'll leave it up to my agent, dad and
mom," he said with a smile. "They
should be able to do something with it.
I've never been good with money.
"Maybe I'll get a boat to go fishing."
Shuey also said he might need to hold
on to a lot of that money for a while,
at least. He estimated he would earn
$850 a month playing in the minor
Shuey traveled to Cleveland Tues
day to watch the Indians play and to
pitch in front of manager Mike
Hargrove. Shuey will begin his career
next week at Columbus, Ga., with the
Indians' minor league team in the Class
A South Atlantic League.
See SHUEY, page 7
Kleisner, president of the Greenbrier resort
Under Department of Defense direc
tive 1332. 14, section H. 1 , homosexuals
are not allowed to participate in the
military. Homosexuals who are discov
ered after entering the service receive
dishonorable discharges, said Lt. Col.
Doug Hart, a Defense Department
"The DOD policy is that homosexu
ality is incompatible with military ser
vice," Hart said. "All branches of the
military, including ROTC, must adhere
to the policy.
In addition to UNC and Duke, the
ACLU has sent letters to the presidents
fund could aid
By Peter Wallsten
Student Congress officials are dis
cussing the creation of a new Congres
sional Discretionary Fund for use dur
ing financial emergencies like what
UNC's yearbook currently is experi
encing. The money would come from the
Student Activity Fund Office's leftovers
at the end of each academic year, said
Congress Speaker Jennifer Lloyd, who
has introduced the bill to create the
fund. SAFO currently holds a $ 135,000
surplus from several years of operation.
The Yackety Yack, UNC's 102-year-old
yearbook, is in jeopardy following
financial mismanagement and the al
leged embezzlement of $75,896.65 by
former Yack business manager Tracy
Lamom Keene. Delmar, the Charlotte
based publisher of the yearbook, has
threatened to sue student government
and the University if the Yack does not
pay the approximately $ 122,000 it now
owes for publishing the 1990 and 1991
Although Lloyd said the fund was
not directed at helping the Yack, SAFO
Director Howard Brubaker said this
week he had considered using SAFO's
extra money to give the yearbook a
loan. Congress can use the money for
whatever it wants, Brubaker added.
"I really thought the discretionary
fund was going to be used as a loan to
the Yack," he said. "I think it's a good
thing these funds are going back to
During the last five years, the fund
has increased from about $45,000 to the
present amount, Brubaker said.
He estimated that SAFO would con
tribute about $70,000 to the fund this
year if Congress were to approve the
bill. Future allocations would depend
on annual surpluses, he said, adding
that SAFO needs to keep about $65,000
in its account for overhead and emer
"There just aren't big dollars each
year," Brubaker said. "Right now I think
there are funds that can be, and I think
should be, used. But they can't be used
Lloyd said the fund, which must be
approved by full Congress in the fall,
may not be able to help the Yack. "It's
an option for them," she said. "But
we're still counting on the Yackety Yack
to get full payment from Tracy Keene."
Yack editor Shea Tisdale said he had
been "yelling" for Congress to take
some action to help the yearbook.
Tisdale currently is seeking contribu
tions from the public and help from
UNC administrators to revive the Yack's
finances. In addition, Tisdale said he
hoped incorporating the Yack would
help the yearbook protect itself from
"We can't help that the justice sys
tem hasn't done anything yet," Tisdale
said. "We would like to pay Delmar off
as soon as possible. If we could walk
down to the bank and get a loan, we
Most banks will not grant loans to
student organizations, Tisdale said.
SAFO's operating budget includes
money from fees charged to more than
200 campus organizations and from
funds generated through investments.
Under the proposed bill, the director of
SAFO would decide after each year
how much money the organization had
to keep as an emergency operating fund.
The Congressional Discretionary
Fund would consist of leftover money
paid to SAFO as fees from campus
organizations that receive allocations
from Student Congress, or about 60
percent of the surplus.
of UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Charlotte
and Davidson, said Jim Holobaugh, a
spokesman for the ACLU Gay and Les
bian Project. So far, only Hardin and
Duke President Keith Brodie have sent
back signed copies of the document.
The ACLU plans to use all the letters
they receive to lobby Congress and the
Department of Defense, Holobaugh
"We can go to individual members of
Congress and say 'You know, univer
sity presidents in your state support
changing the Department of Defense
policy,'" he said.
may urge bank
to grant loan
UNC Chancellor Paul Hardin said
this week that his administration was
working to assist the financially
troubled Yackety Yack.
: Hardin and Donald Boulton, vice s
chancellor for student affairs, are
considering helping the Yack obtain
a loan to pay back some of its ,
"I talked with Dean Boulton about .
this several weeks ago," Hardin said. 4
"He felt the matter was on its way to i
A local bank may grant the year '
book a loan, Hardin said. 'That is the '
direction in which Dean Boulton was
heading," he said. "When he told me s
about that, I figured that was the best
thing to do. I told him to go ahead
with it. We tried that before with :
another organization that was in ft- ?
nancial difficulty, and it seemed to .
In 1984 University administrators ;
informally asked a local bank to grant I
The Daily Tar Heel a $95,000 loan.
Meanwhile, Yack editor Shea
Tisdale said the 1992 book will be ;
, published, despite the organization's '
debt. "We will weigh costs against ;
necessities," Tisdale said.
Delmar, the Charlotte-based com--pany
that published the Yack, wants i
most of the debt paid off before it i
begins work on the 1992 book, Tisdale
; said. i
Tisdale said he had asked Hardin
to help the Yack. "If the Yackety
Yack could double sales we could ;
give back student fees, pay off debts s
and lower the cost of the book in two ;
years," he said.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the Yack ?
sold 12,000 copies a year, compared
to the 4,000 copies sold annually in :
"We would like permission to sell ;
books directly to the parents by in
cluding a brochure in with the tuition :
i notice," Tisdale said. "Virginia Tech
did it and doubled subscriptions in
the first year."
; Tisdale also said the University's
facilities-use policy, which limits
sales in the Pit to five days per semes-
ter, unfairly limited Yack subscrip- ;
'To restrict us to only selling 10
days a year, you can see why we're :
having problems," he said, adding :
that he would like to sell books in the
and Peter Wallsten
Forty percent of the surplus would be
donated to another department or orga
nization, according to the bill.
"Such donations are appropriate, but
not limited to, the University library
system, the Office of Student Financial
Aid and other programs of benefit to a
significant portion of the student body,"
the bill states.
Campus organizations could receive
help from the discretionary fund after a
majority vote by congress, the bill states.
Stipulations for loans would become
law as each case arises.
The fund would allow campus groups
to survive if they run out of money or if
they are sued, Lloyd said.
"Right now if a group were to get
sued, we'd have to stop funding groups,"