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Michael Jordan, Chi. 33.1 ppg
Dominique Wilkins, Atl. 30.6
Karl Malone, Utah 30.0
Shaquille O'Neal, Orl. 16.8 rpg
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Charles Barkley, Phoe. 14.1
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Tim Hardaway, C.S. 9.9
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Volume 100, Issue 108
Monday, November 23, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Danielle Egan and Roz Santana celebrate UNC's seventh-straight women's soccer
.Ferguson appeal to coottone
By James Lewis
No decision was reached on Assis
tant Professor Paul Ferguson's tenure
denial appeal at a two-hour Sunday
morning meeting of the Faculty Hear
After Ferguson presented his case to
the committee, the committee met in
executive session to decide whether to
continue the hearings.
"It' s a three-stage process: This morn
ing I presented my case, the committee
listened, and now they're in executive
session to decide if the hearing will
continue," Ferguson said.
Laurel Files, chairwoman of the com
mittee, said the hearing would continue
at a later date.
The Sunday morning meeting was
not unusual because committee mem
bers had different schedules and they
often met at nights and on weekends,
The committee could decide either to
continue or to terminate the tenure pro
ceedings, she said. Commjttee mem
bers have not decided when they will
make a final decision or when they will
meet again, Files said.
Ferguson, the recipient of the 1992
Undergraduate Teaching A ward and the
1989 and 1992 Senior Class Favorite
Teacher awards, is appealing a Septem
ber decision from the Speech Commu
nication Advisory Committee, which
recommended that Ferguson not be
granted promotion or tenure.
Ferguson's contract will expire June
30 if he is not granted tenure. The fac
ulty committee appeal is the last step in
the tenure process.
After the meeting, Ferguson said he
was still hopeful that the committee
would recommend tenure. Ferguson said
he had not decided what measures he
would take if the committee did not
Employee group to study
UNC grievance procedure
By Anna Griffin
: The State Employees Association
of North Carolina's local chapter will
conduct an in-depth analysis of the
University grievance procedure,
SEANC officials said this week.
The study, which will be led by
former UNC personnel official Jack
Gunnells, will involve interviews with
employees and supervisors and evalu
ations of past cases at the University.
Upon completion, the evaluation will
be presented to the local SEANC dis
trict and, pending local approval, to
SEANC state leaders.
Gunnells and other District 35
SEANC officials will begin the study
in December. They hope the report
will form the basis for SEANC-pro-posed
changes to the state and Univer
sity grievance procedures, he said.
"We would uke the study to be
viewed in the context in which we are
Hey, Duke, one more
Hardin grant him
thought past the
yet. That's still
going on, and I still
have faith in the
he said. "I'm still
they're going to rule favorably."
Valerie Halman, a leader of Students
for Dr. Paul Ferguson and senior from
Montreal, said she shared Ferguson's
optimism. Students for Dr. Paul
Ferguson recently was formed to pro
test Ferguson's tenure denial.
"We really have confidence that the
committee will decide to give him ten
ure and a promotion," Halman said.
Last week, Halman and Martin
Strobel, a second-year graduate student
from Charlotte, presented Hardin and
the Board of Trustees a petition of 3,757
signatures of students, faculty, staff
members and alumni in support of
Halman said that until the committee
reached a decision, her group would
continue to support Ferguson. "Cer
tainly the support for Paul is still here,
but at this point, there's not much we
can do," she said. "We've made our
Strobel said that if the committee did
not recommend tenure and promotion
or the committee voted for a full recon
sideration, the group would urge
Ferguson to take his case to federal
"I think that for any reasonable per
son, enough is enough," Strobel said.
"That's why I think the federal courts
could act more efficiently and more
objectively than the administration."
viewing it," Gunnells said. "We are
not out to jump on people. We are not
out to criticize anybody.
"We want to come up with some
fundamental principles about what
would be a model set of principles for
a good grievance procedure, a viable
grievance procedure, a workable griev
Gunnells said the SEANC subcom
mittee conducting the study, the Sub
committee for the Impartial Study of
Grievance and Appeals Procedure,
would interview UNC staff, faculty
and administrators. He said the sub
committee members hoped to talk to
Chancellor Paul Hardin and Wayne
Jones, UNC vice chancellor for busi
ness and finance.
"Wed Uke to talk to (Hardin),"
Gunnells said. "We'd like to see how
he feels about the whole thing."
The study will include four phases:
See GRIEVANCE, page 5
touchdown and you're right back in this
national title Sunday at Fetzer Field
By Anna Griffin
Student supporters of speech com
munication assistant professor Paul
Ferguson interrupted the monthly Board
of Trustees meeting Friday to present
members with the signatures of more
than 3,700 of his supporters.
Valerie Halman and Martin Strobel,
the two students leading the fight for
Ferguson, interrupted the meeting at
about 10:45 a.m. Friday and asked that
the BOT accept the petitions, which
were collected during a period of a
week and a half.
Chancellor Paul Hardin, who ac
cepted petitions from the group Thurs
day, had just given a short speech focus
ing on the tenure issue and explaining
that it was a controversial subject across
the country, not just at UNC.
"We hate to interrupt his meeting,
but Chancellor Hardin has presented us
with an appropriate moment to deliver
these signatures," Halman, a senior from
Montreal, told the group. "We believe
Dr. Paul Ferguson has demonstrated a
balance of research and teaching that
warrants tenure and promotion."
At the suggestion of BOT Vice Chair
man David Ward, the board went into
executive session for about 20 minutes
to discuss the matter. Upon reopening
the meeting, BOT Chairman Robert
Strickland announced that while the
students' interruption was out of order,
he would accept the petitions without
comment after the meeting.
Ferguson, winner of three campus
teaching awards, was denied tenure this
September, the fourth time his case was
heard. The professor and his student
supporters believe Ferguson was de
nied tenure because of the emphasis he
Gay officials call for Colorado
By Richard J. Dalton Jr.
The National Network of Lesbian
and Gay Officials passed a resolution
Sunday in Chapel Hill calling for an
economic boycott of Colorado in re
sponse to a law banning legislation to
protect gays and lesbians from discrimi
nation. More than 60 openly gay and lesbian
officials met this weekend for the Eighth
Annual International Conference of Gay
and Lesbian Elected and Appointed
The resolution said the Colorado
measure and similar initiatives encour
aged discrimination, prejudice and vio
lence against gays and lesbians. It called
for a boycott not only of Colorado, but
also other areas that pass similar mea
sures. The NNLGO is a member of several
other organizations, such as the Na
tional League of Cities and the National
Association of State Legislators, and
will encourage those groups to adopt
Women's soccer continues dynasty;
Duke dies nasty in championship
By Carter Toole
After 24 games, 2,160 minutes, and
road trips spanning from Connecticut to
Texas to California, the final test for the
UNC women' s soccer team was its hated
The bus ride to Chapel Hill Sunday
for the Duke Blue Devils was a short
one the ride home, thanks to the Tar
Heels, could not have seemed longer.
North Carolina capped the greatest
season in women's soccer history with
a 9-1 pasting of Duke in the NCAA
Championshipbefore 3,573 soaked fans
at Fetzer Field. It was the Tar Heels'
seventh-straight NCAA title, and its
1 1 th national crown overall.
UNC finished the season a perfect
25-0, setting an NCAA record for most
wins in a season. The Tar Heels beat
Santa Clara 3-0 in Saturday 's semifinal.
"This championship was an incred
ibly warm one and a satisfying one for
me," said UNC coach Anson Dorrance.
"In non-revenue athletics, you rarely
expect the sort of support we got out
there. It's a very special feeling for me."
Dorrance missed last year's NCAA
title game because he was in China
petition to BOT
places on teaching rather than research.
Ferguson appealed his case Nov. 9
and Thursday, the Committee on Fac
ulty Hearings agreed to consider the
appeal. The committee heard the case
Sunday and will rule later this week.
. The tenure issue has triggered some
student protest in recent weeks, with the
denial of tenure to Ferguson and Kevin
Stewart, a popular assistant geology
professor who last week learned he was
the recipient of a $50,000 research grant.
Stewart's case also is pending ap
peal. His supporters have launched a
letter-writing campaign to Stephen
Birdsall, dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences; Hardin; UNC-system Presi
dent CD. Spangler; and U.S. Rep.
Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo., chair
woman of the House Select Committee
on Children, Youth and Families.
Schroeder' s committee held a hearing
in September to discuss the state of
college education nationwide.
Under the UNC tenure policy, pro
fessors whoare denied tenure are forced
to leave the University when their con
tracts expire. The policy came under
fire last year when Michael Folio, an
other award-winning assistant geology
professor, was denied tenure. Folio will
leave the University in the spring.
Birdsall discussed the tenure issue
with BOT members Friday. While re
search does play a key role in tenure
decisions, despite what critics might
say, it is not the only criteria, he said.
"Teaching, research and service are
three parts of the same activity," Birdsall
said. "That activity is the improvement
At its meeting last week, Board of
Governors Chairman Samuel Poole
called for a BOG review of tenure poli
cies at all 1 6 UNC-system campuses.
Conference attendees hail Clinton 3
similar resolutions, according to West
Hollywood Mayor John Heilman, who
drafted the resolution.
Heilman said the resolution sent a
signal to gays and lesbians.
"I want to encourage members of the
gay and lesbian community not to go to
Colorado until this discrimination ends,"
Many supporters of the resolution
referred to the boycott of Arizona for its
refusal to designate a Martin Luther
Opponents of the resolution said gay
people from Colorado should decide
whether their state should be boycotted.
Some people also said the group should
not boycott areas in Colorado that had
laws to protect gay rights before the
referendum was passed.
But others said failure to fight this
measure could stymie the response to
future referendums and bolster the op
position. David Scondras, a city council mem-.
thing. UNC fan at women's soccer finals
coaching the U.S. National Team.
Duke actually scored the game's first
goal at 17:16. Senior Caitlin Connolly
booted a free kick into the penalty box,
which senior Jennifer Lewis headed
past UNC goalkeeper Shelley Finger.
Then the dam broke.
UNC went on a scoring tear, tallying
four goals in 10 minutes. Mia Hamm
fired a shot past Blue Devil goalkeeper
Melissa Carr at 28:26. Keri Sanchez
lofted a corner kick over Carr's head at
33:59 to give the Tar Heels a 2-1 lead.
On the ensuing kickoff , Kristine Lilly
stole the ball and passed to Hamm, who
converted the breakaway. Angela Kelly
headed in a corner at 38:27 for a 4-1
The wet field conditions hampered
UNC's quick, slashing style of play, but
the Tar Heels were able to consistently
swarm an exhausted Duke defense. After
their initial goal, the Blue Devils man
aged one more shot. UNC took 27 shots.
Hamm had three goals, her fourth hat
trick of the season, and 1 0 shots on the
day. Her 97 total points led the nation,
of UNC students
By Anna Griffin
Despite widespread belief to the
contrary, UNC students receive most
of their classroom instruction from
faculty members, the dean of the Col
lege of Arts and Sciences said Friday.
"Assertions have been made that
the University faculty do not teach
undergraduates and that undergradu
ates can spend their entire four years
here without taking a course from a
tenured professor," Dean Stephen
Birdsall said at the Friday Board of
Trustees meeting. "But the figures used
to support such assertions do not ring
Birdsall was responding to remarks
made at the September BOT meeting
by board member John Pope. At the
previous meeting, Pope had questioned
the quality of teaching at UNC-CH
and had asserted that most University
courses were taught by teaching assis
But College of Arts and Sciences
statistics from last semester reveal that
66 percent of University lecture courses
were taught by faculty members,
The data also show that 82 percent
of tenured or tenure-track professors
taught undergraduates last spring,
"Faculty teach most undergraduate
courses and most undergraduates," he
The issue of the value of teaching at
UNC-CH was raised recently when
ber in Boston, said no one would ques
tion a boycott if a measure eliminated
laws protecting blacks or Jews.
Minnesota Sen. Allan Spear, D
Hennepin, who supported the resolu
tion, recalled the 1991 Louisiana elec
tion in which David Duke, an ex
Klansman and Nazi sympathizer, ran
"Every organization I know of threat
ened to boycott Louisiana if he were
elected governor," he said. "I don't see
why we shouldn't try to get that kind of
The conference attendees also passed
a resolution calling for an end to the ban
on gays and lesbians in the military.
President-elect Bill Clinton has prom
ised an executive order to repeal the
ban, but U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D
Mass., said, "I think we'll win, but let's
not leave that to chance."
Barney, who is a member of the
NNLGO, said gays and lesbians had
become complacent about fighting the
ban and had allowed opponents to domi
nate the public debate.
and she outshot UNC's entire opposi
"After (Duke) scored today, it was a
total team commitment on our part,"
Hamm said. "But right now, Duke
shouldn't hang their heads to me
they were beaten by a very good North
No kidding. UNC's dominance
against the Blue Devils provided a fit
ting end to perhaps the greatest single
season by a team in any collegiate sport.
Sunday's win was the Tar Heel's
58th straight. UNC trailed in only two
games against N.C. State and Duke
and only one squad (Brown) man
aged to score more than once in a game
versus the UNC.
And the most frightening statistic to
other coaches is this: UNC loses just
one starter to graduation.
But that one starter is Lilly, a two
time National Player of the Year.
"The one we're losing is such a major
player, it' s not gonna be the same team,"
See SOCCER, page 5
were denied ten
ure. Critics of the
of Ferguson and
Stewart say the
two were penal
ized for overem
But in his remarks to the BOT,
Birdsall said instructors in the College
of Arts and Sciences were evaluated
on three levels: teaching, research and
"In the College of Arts and Sci
ences at the University of North Caro
lina at Chapel Hill, we have chosen
the most challenging path to higher
aspirations," Birdsall said. "We ex
pect our faculty to aspire to and show
evidence of continuing evidence in all
Birdsall said students and critics of
the current tenure policy did not fully
understand the importance of research.
'To create knowledge, through re
search or other creative effort, is as
time consuming as and even more
demanding of resources than the
effective transmission of knowledge
through teaching," he said.
At the UNC Board of Governors
meeting Nov. 13, Chairman Samuel
Poole called for a review of tenure
policies at all 1 6 UNC-system schools.
He said removing the ban would not
have the far-reaching effects that oppo
nents foresaw. He said some people
believed most gay and lesbian soldiers
would come out of the closet as a result
of the executive order.
But Barney said, "There still, unfor
tunately, will be many constraints
He said several states prohibited dis
crimination against gays, but discrimi
nation still existed.
"(Prohibiting discrimination) has not
meant that every gay man and lesbian in
that state has felt free to come out," he
Opponents have threatened that many
members of the armed services will
leave if the ban is lifted, Barney said.
But he pointed out that the forces needed
to be reduced anyway.
Barney said open homosexuality
might diminish chances for promotions.
"(Being gay or lesbian) will still not be
the best way to make colonel," he said.
See CONFERENCE, page 5
when score was 7-1