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High hopes- and a stumble
Now if he can just get something
done about the fish.
The chancellor gets to call the menu for
a lot of dinners he and Richardson attend,
and Hooker likes fish. The provost is a
"It's all over the whole campus now,"
he said. "Everybody thinks they have to
have fish." Richardson's become gun-shy
at mealtime, and when a visitor suggests
Hector's for lunch, his face melts into a
warn1. smile and all the cares of a '90s col-
lege administrator give way to thoughts of
The Three-Dollar All-American Special-
burger and fries. The provost is livin'
large this day.
Later, after stopping to speak with maybe
half the people he passes between Franklin
Street and Person Hall, Richardson has
another story to tell. It's about his sense of
humor and what happened when he lost it.
Richardson's leap from Western Michi-
gan in 1969 was a long one, and the tUli
where he landed was hardened by unprece-
dented turmoil. There was indeed a can1.pus
beyond that airport, and it was feverishly
preoccupied with social change; the furor
over the war in Vietnam pushing toward
a climax nationwide, and, at UNC, the
separate protest over the treatment of
cafeteria workers bringing the civil rights
movement to center stage. For a political
science professor making the move to the
big time, it was a heck of an atmosphere.
Richardson had come to Chapel Hill
with, as he says, "a desire to do great."
Add to the campus unrest the pressure of
developing book and journal contracts,
and an illness at home, and you have a
cave-in in the making.
"My graduate students were heavily
involved in campus events," he said. "Stu-
dents were becoming very restless. I sort of
folded up. I really doubted I could do this."
He was, he says, 'Just out of it" through-
outfall 1970-in and out of the hospital
during one two-week period. By early
1971 he was beginning to turn around.
Over time he understood that he'd simply
taken his world too seriously, lost his per-
spective, lost his humor.
They can't imagine him without it now,
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