N.C. National Guard had lost patience
with the progress of the program.
It said that the program’s original director, Dennis Orthner, a UNC professor of
social work, said that “the program’s com-munity-liaison model did not function as
expected” — specifically that it didn’t work
through the existing military structure.
Among other findings, the report:
n “Found one case in which a staff
member was paid approximately twice
what other UNC employees would typi-
cally receive for similar work, and several
other cases in which salaries were substan-
tially higher than those for comparable
employees on campus”;
n Found concern about “heavy, long-
term reliance on contractors and consult-
n Discovered employees performing at
lower levels than expected.
The program, the report said, “has struggled with the disadvantages of being part of
a public university — the red tape of state
regulations and university policies — but
has not enjoyed the advantages of this association because it has failed to make good
use of university expertise.” It concluded
that CSSP “will have to make some rather
profound changes in the way it operates.”
In an interview, Waldrop said the program was not without accomplishments.
He said it had trained 1,600 health care
providers to work with returning guards-men, had developed a database of some
30,000 health care providers, and had
worked with existing community groups
such as churches, mental health providers
and legal aid agencies to provide assistance
to families and returning soldiers.
Waldrop said he thought the report was
a fair assessment of the program.
He said that CSSP has about $2.1 million left and that it would work diligently
to spend that money responsibly. Funding
is expected to expire Dec. 31, and the program has asked for another year to spend
the remaining money.
The report recommended simplifying
the organization under a full-time director
based on the UNC campus and trying to
regain the National Guard’s support.
CSSP is now directed by Emmanuel
Leousis, deputy director of UNC’s Odum
Institute for Research in Social Science.
Read these stories in detail and more
in From the Hill Online at alumni.unc.edu.
n An autopsy report on Courtland
Smith lists the cause of death as multiple
gunshot wounds and sheds new light on
the events that occurred
on the August morning
that Smith was shot by an Archdale police
officer. Smith was president of Delta Kappa
n UNC dedicates the state’s only public cancer hospital, hailing the 315,000-
square-foot facility as a long step up in
research and patient care in North Carolina.
n UNC students will have to prove
they have health insurance starting in fall
2010. Their class registrations will be placed
on hold until they do.
n This year’s Patterson Medals go to
Tyler Hansbrough ’09 in basketball, Dustin
Ackley in baseball and Yael Averbuch ’09 in
n Cancer pioneer
Dr. Lisa Carey,
associate professor of
medicine and UNC
Breast Center medical
director, will deliver the
December Commencement address.
n Three faculty members, stressing their
dedication to the right of free speech, volunteer to advise Youth for Western
Civilization. The move secures the near
future of a conservative student group that
attracted attention when its guest speakers
were met with protests in April.
n Seven people, four of them UNC
students, have been arrested this semester
on various charges involving cocaine.
n Four UNC swimmers face suspensions resulting from alcohol-related arrests
at a September party held at the residence
of one of the team’s senior captains.
n In a pilot project designed to har-
ness the power of the ocean breezes
along North Carolina’s coast, UNC and
Duke Energy have signed a contract to
place up to three demonstration wind
turbines in the Pamlico Sound.
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