Schools earn points in a pre-deter- mined number ofsports - 10 men's and 10 women's sports for Division I schools. Points are based on the teams' or individ- uals' standings at the end of the season. The 15th-place finish is the second lowest for UNC since it won the inaugu- ral competition in 1993-94. UNC tied with the University of Tennessee for 17th place in 1998-99, which was the only sea- son in which an ACC team (Duke) placed higher than the Tar Heels. In every other season, Carolina scored among the top six schools, including three second- place finishes. Stanford University took home the cup for the seventh consecutive year.
SEEKS ALUMNI INPUT
It's been 20 years since the undergrad- uate general education curriculum was last evaluated, and this year the
curriculum is due for a makeover. The
curriculum review committee hopes to
simplifY the general education require-
ments (also known as "perspectives") that
all undergraduates must complete, regard-
less of major.
"The goal is not to expand but to
accomplish the goals [of general educa-tion] with the same number of classes,"
said Laurie McNeil, physics professor and
chair of the curriculum review. "Over
time, any curriculum will become more
complicated with added classes."
Starting this fall, two dozen subcom-
mittees made up offaculty, students and
recent graduates will evaluate the general
education requirements and document
their suggestions. The steering committee
then will draft a new, simpler set of
requirements for the General College.
Aside from added classes and a few
revisions, the general education curricu-
lum.has not changed since 1980. In 1991,
the current cultural diversity requirement
was added at the request ofa student
group called The Network for Minority
The curriculum review committee
seeks input from as many people as
possible, especially graduates from the classes of
1995 through 2001. Some areas of
involvement, such as serving on subcom-
mittees, may require significant commit-
ment of time and effort. Other
opportunities for alumni to become involved
include speaking at public forums or pro-
viding written testimonials. For additional
information contact, Rick Davis ' 85, the
GAA's director ofenrichment, at (919)
962-3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATEWrDE LITERARY FESTIVAL
TO RETURN NEXT SPRING
The grassy lawn of McCorkle Place will be alive with enthusi- asts of the written word next
spring when UNC hosts the North Car-
CAROLINA ALUMNI REVIEW