ing conul1Unication within the depart- ment, which he identified as its greatest weakness. Poarch also said the implementa- tion of a conununity policing program would improve security services. He plans to use student forums and campus- wide surveys to help the department identify the safety needs of the campus. Poarch replaced acting ChiefJeff McCracken, who served in the interim after Don Gold resigned in March on the heels ofa five-lTlOnth leave of absence. Gold's leave came during a review of the department's conduct following the issu- ing of an underage drinking citation to the step-daughter ofUNC Board of Trustees' member Billy Armfield ' 56 at a football game in 1997 and the subsequent dismissal and reinstatement of the officer involved. Problems with morale and organization in the department came to light during that time. "I do not intend to dwell on the past," Poarch said. "The future of this depart- ment is bright."
can succeed in any arena," the letter said.
"To enable us to win on the soccer field
is an outstanding feat, but they have
enabled us to succeed in life, and that is a
far greater accomplishment."
The signers said they had "no reserva-
tions about our own daughters someday
playing soccer" at Carolina under the
leadership of Dorrance and Palladino.
The lawsuit was filed in September by
former players Debbie Keller ' 97 and
Melissa Jennings, who accuse Dorrance
ofsubjecting them to sexual harassment,
including lewd comments and conversa-
tions about players' sexual activities.
In the lawsuit, Jennings claims she was
encouraged to drink alcohol as an underage
recruit, and Keller claims Dorrance twice
made uninvited sexual advances toward her.
Dorrance has coached the women's team
since 1979, winning 15 national titles.
In October, Jennings filed a harassment
complaint against a Carolina lacrosse player
following an alleged altercation in the
THE UNIVERSITY OF
98 FORMER PLAYERS
Ninety-eight current and former Carolina women's soccer players have signed a letter of support
for Coach Anson Dorrance ' 74, who faces
a $12 million sexual harassment lawsuit
filed by two former players.
Among those signing the three-paragraph
document are some of the brightest stars
in UNC's history, including Mia Hal1U11
Corry ' 94, considered the best fenule
soccer player in the world.
The number represents more than half
of the 179 players who earned letters at
the University during Dorrance's tenure.
In an "open letter to the fans and friends
of Carolina soccer," the 98 fonner players
state their support for the program,
Dorrance and assistant coach Bill Palladino
' 73, who also is named in the lawsuit.
"Both Anson Dorrance and Bill Palladino
have instilled in every player the tremen-
dous importance ofacademics, determi-
nation, competitive fire, grace in winning
and losing, and the knowledge that we
" T op managers often neglect to
take time to reflect on the larger
questions an d values un derpinni ng
their leadership in their organizations,
communities, and families. The week
spent at the Executive Seminar
in the Humanities provides an
excellent opportunity to accomplish
that mission away from computers,
telephones, meetings, and
interruptions. Interesting readings
and stimulating discussions provide
a balance between idealism and
pragmatism and broaden one's
perspective. New friends met are
an added bonus."
TIMOTHY B. BURNETT
President, Bessemer Improvement Company
Greensboro, North Carolina
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