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even higher, to make academic excellence
what people come here for. I want students
to come here with high expectations and
fo r th ose exp ec tati o ns to b e me t ," sh e sai d .
She reflected on Paul Green ' 21, who came
from Harnett County and went on to win
a Pulitzer Prize. Without this University,
there would have been no Pulitzer. "Some-
m on fire."
For nearly two decades Betts, as a suc-
cessful and steadily productive writer of
serious fiction, has received ample public-
iry. No wonder. She is out of the ordi-
nary. An Alunmi Distinguished Professor
wlth no undergraduate degree. A daughter
of almost-fundamentalists who delights in
writing ex scenes. A famous person wlth
time for people. Her gift for salry talk. Even
her hobbies-growing old-fashioned roses
and raising Arabian horses on a farm off
Goldston Road near Pittsboro-diverge
nicely from the tennis-and-golf format.
In an article written almost 10 years ago,
Betts was quoted, "All good education
must have education of character as its end."
Does she still believe that?
"Yes," she said. "What used to be thought
ofas education was what the elders had to
tell the youngers. I have lived 25, 30 or 40
more years than you. There are mistakes.
You're going to make some of them.
"Some ofthe things I've learned might
make it easier for you. Some of that is con-
crete information, like science or math or
how to be a doctor or a pharmacist. But
some of that is meditating on how to get
along with other people, or why work is
not just something you do to make money
but can be very satisfYing in its own right,
and how you choose the kind of work that
uses the best part ofyou, and whether you
owe something to people who've been less
fortunate. That's what I mean by character."
N o wonder she won an award for service
to the humanities. m
R OSEMARY W ALDORF ' 73
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