olina Literary Festival 2002. The festival, scheduled for April 5-6, will bring more than 50 nationally known authors and regional writers to the can"lpus, including Doris Betts ' 54, Lucille Clifton, Alan Gurganus and Lee Smith. Friends of the Library groups at Duke University, N.c. State University and UNC have joined forces to sponsor the festival, to be held every other year. The first one was held in Chapel Hill in 1998. Going forward, each campus will take turns hosting the festival. The festival will feature readings, workshops, performances, discussions and exhibits, all to encourage reading and writing and to spotlight the literature of the South.
MOST GREEK SPRINKLER
The majority of Greek houses met he fall 2001 deadline for sprin- kler system installation. Nine of
35 houses remained vacant as of
mid-August, and not all of those were related
Each fraternity and sorority house in
Chapel Hill was required to install
automatic fire sprinkler systems by the beginning of this semester. The local ordinance
was a response to the deaths offive stu-
dents in the Phi G=a Delta house fire
in May 1996. Two pharmacy fraternity
houses, Kappa Psi and Phi Delta Chi,
were expected to complete renovations by
the end ofsummer 200l.
Five fraternity houses - Delta
Upsilon, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi
Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha and Saint Anthony
Hall - are expected to remain closed for
renovations in the 2001-02 school year.
Two other houses, Delta Sigma Phi and Pi
Lambda Phi, are closed indefinitely.
Kappa Alpha, Kappa Psi pharmacy fra-
ternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi,
Tau Epsilon Phi and Kappa Delta sorority
were expected to complete sprinkler
installation by the end of the sunm"ler.
"Everyone has some sort of plan in
place," said Jay Anhorn, director of Greek
Affairs. "If it's not done by the end of the
surnmer, then they won't be moving in,
and they have alternate plans."
NEW PUBLICATION COVERS
SOUTHERN POLITICAL TRENDS
Polities in the South has a new voice. A $225,000 appropriation from the N.C. General Assembly
has enabled the Program on Southern
Politics, Media and Public Life to create
SouthNoul, which will provide reports on
trends in Southern politics to
decision-makers and opinion leaders in the region,
said program director Ferrel Guillory.
The first issue, published in June,
examines political trends in the South
such as George W Bush's majority among
white male voters, presidential voter
turnout and gubernatorial approval rat-
ings. Thad Beyle, Pearsall professor of
political science, is the editor of SouthNow.
Ryan Thornburg ' 97, former writer and
editor for washingtonpost.com, is its managing editor and assistant director.
The Program on Southern Politics,
Media and Public Life was created in 1997
with support from the Z. Smith Reynolds
Foundation and an appropriation by the
Legislature. Along with publishing
SouthNow the program regularly holds confer-
ences and seminars for journalists, legislators and other community leaders.
"The focus is to connect the Univer-
sity to the democracy in the South. Our
aims are to inform the Southern agenda
and to nurture its leadership," Guillory
said."We hope SouthNow becomes a kind
of clearinghouse for scholars who study
the South who see it as a vehicle for sharing information, opinions and data."
Subscribers can receive a free printed
version of SouthNow through e-mail
twice a year, along with weekly e-mail
updates on the latest political trends and
public policy news in the South. The
GEORGE E. MOSELEY. ESQ.
CLASS OF ' 61
PHlll P L. SMITH
CLASS OF ' 64
DAVID C. REEVES
CLASS OF ' 68
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