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TUL 4NE IHULL IB LOO University Center New Orleans, La 701 16 865-6217 NEW Ofl L£ANS, UlUISIANA TELEPHONE: 8SS62I7 ;TUL 4NE IHULL 4B 4LOO -VOLUME LXXtX, HO. 23- - MARCH 30. 1979 - Hackney Shuffles Administrative Posts; Starr Named V.P. For Academic Affairs Noted Historian Takes Over Top Academic Post By RICK LERNER No led scholar, author, Jttminii tratfir, historian, and clohnctist S. Frcdenck Starr has accepted on offer to become Tulane ' s first Vice-Presideni for Academic [n on cxcluiivc HuUDbiloo telephone inlerview yejlerdiy, ' the new vice-pies den I seemed eager and enlhuQutic about the job he will anuinc next January " Tulane u unJvcrally conceived ai an inUitulton an the way up,imongiI miny on the way down, " daimcd the 39-year [Sly environment g five yean old ing his decison t( tetumini; to the Llililute Tor Ruuian Studies in Washington. He picviouily taught in the Hiitory depsnmBni Bt Princeton Unlverdty as u ittv tppoialcd to the top colleague of Sheldon Hackney. " My first few months will be tpeni under ound. learning about Tulane. " explained Stan. He Hrencd his belief that ' Tulane is a school coming into its own. TTie challenge for me Is lo UK every opportunity lo strengthen the academic spine of Biriel Lawrence Awarded Permanent Provost Position By BRAD STEITZ md RICK LERNER In a roajor rcoi anization of the top administrative posts at Tulane. President Hackney announced yesterday the nqw appointments o( S. Frederick Starr as vice-president tor academic affairs, Frank Bine) as provost and dean of the grmtluale school, and Francis Lawrence as assistant vice-president for academic affair and deputy provost. Hackney dcacribed the newly appointed administrators as the " strongest team of academic leaders in the country, or close to it. " He further stated that Starr ' s appointment met with " overwhelming approval " from the President ' s Advisory Committee, wbich conducted the nation mde According to Hackney, country ' s majoi centers for Stan will serve as Tulane ' s advanced study. " uid Hiekney. Both Bi tcl and Lawrence will icspoiulble to . and woric closely with Starr . with Blrtel chief academic officer overall responsibility for ■academic programming on , „- the uptown campus. He will " 8 •pcciai responsibUilte work do«.ly »«lh faculty L " ' ™! ?? ' ,„ ' ' H " . :heui rsiiy. " students (development of Starr explained that most of his efforts will focus upon accompUshing this objective, and oa refining the " real mmon " of il univciBly. He looks foiwaid o healthy relalionihlp with the a-ul y, Provost Birtel, and hts assistant, Francii Lawrence. 1 s an ununiolly poslivc and a dia group of people among the acuity and ad mi nisi rati on. " he noted. " One gets the mpresiJon of them working mely well together as a plans and new program! managemcni. In addilioi ' " " duties as provoll, he will ig-range afficially assume the poiiUc graduate school dean, after Starr, whose ippoinimenl will serving as acting deaoni cl978. The Hackney cn hoiiEd llBt he wi " eitraoidinuUy pleased that Elirtel wiQ emain in a senior lie for Advanced leadfiship position where he is As assslanl vice-presidenl of academic affairs and deputy thai Frederick provost, Lawrence will work directly under Starr and Birtel. " Stair, Birtel. and Lawrence are committed to academic result -of Lperiences, they " I ' m dellghti Starr is coming lo Tulane. Hackney said in commenting on the new vice -president al a conferenca yesterday raomlng. eiceUeni " He is a brilli poativc relationship heavily " in Starr ' s (See STARR, page IS) Under his direction, the Kennin students, " Hackney uid. lostilule has hecoajf pne of txa " Everybody New Faces Victorious in Recent Senate Races .By nV HARBAN An unheard-of 40 percent voter turnout highlighted the 1979-80 elections held Usi Tuesday in which eight new faces to student government positions. Miles Graviet Ud the A S Senate winners with 228 volci. and Sandy Dolgin came in second with 227. Only one incumbent candidate won le-election, jimioi Taylor Biyonl. a member of the Horizon ticket. Pal FTagg look the poation of Seruor class president for 1979-80, defeating Mike Cohn for the spot, and Cleiin Elallcngcr ran unoppoKd for Senior das vice- president. elected to nine A S Senate Glenn Goedeckc narrowly won the job of Junior class pRiidenl by defcaluig Qork Pager. Anti-Apathy ticket member Rob Steinberg won the spot of vice-president with 86 " 1 ttunk the big turnout was due primutly lo the lirjc number of candidates we had running, " said David Young. (See ELECTIONS, pigc 2) nely enthusiaiUc. " added the President. " I have pertonally enioyed working with Frank Birtel and Fnn Lawrence, Il hat ■Iwaya been -■ productive rtlaiio ihlp. " Hsdcoey dttmbacd any rumors ciirubllag amoogsl the faculty thai a " kind of cionyism " was Involved In tht Stan ■ppoinlmcnt. since both weit members of Princ on ' i history department In the early 19701. " IT you look at the pcnon and his achievements, 1 don ' t see hoir that thoLght could be considered, " Hackney remarked. " I ' w been templed to pomi out (hat I consider Frank Birtel l crony of mine also, " he adde± In addition to the Stair-Bincl (See SHUFFLE. pa IS) Brad Steitz, Editor 2 24 organizations
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