Carolina Legislators, Alulllni Gather
Each year, members of the N.C.Assembly attend their fair share of
receptions, an effort to mingle with the people they represent. But in
the year 2000, one such gathering, sponsored by the General Alumni
Association and the Tar H eel N etwork, carried exceeding portent and
future hopes. On June 7, members of the University community,
including faculty, administrators and UNC alumni, had an opportunity
to meet with state legislators at the Cardinal Club in Raleigh. The
almost 150 attendees used the time to discuss this November's critical
bond issue that would bring $3.1 billion-about a halfbillion for the
Chapel Hill campus alone-to the state's higher education system.
The referendum has dominated news on campuses across the state
since Gov. James B. Hunt ' 64 (LLBJD) signed the measure for voter
approval in May. In addition to electing a replacement for Hunt and
participating in a presidential election, North Carolina voters on
Nov. 7 will have the last word on what could be a day ofreckoning for
the 27,000 Carolina students and faculty who toil in dilapidated
laboratories and ill-equipped classrooms, and for other constituencies
across the 16-campus UNC system and community college spectrum.
Behind the smiles on this page, you can be sure, were some heated
discussions about Carolina's future as a national leader.
Mike Jones ' 68, Sen. John Kerr ' 58 and Charlene Willard ' 71
Edmunds ' 75 and
Lucia Peel ' 80
Sen. Virginia Foxx ' 68, Evelyn Horton ' 59 and Sen. Hamilton Horton ' 53
cultural resources and the GAA's chair-elect.
Charles Howe ' 43,Ann Howe ' 49 and Nick Didow ' 70. Didow, the direc-
tor of the Carolina Center for Public Service, helped organize last fall's
flood relief efforts following Hurricane Floyd.
Cooper ' 79,
Wellons ' 71
S epte »I b e riO c t 0 b er 2000