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Headlines Tulane Installs President Kelly Weekend, accepted a blue t-shirt uith his picture printed on the back in dark green, and presided at a pep rally lor football players and coach Vince Gibson, who would lace the Vanderbilt Commodores in the Supcrdomc the following e ening. Making a quick change into black tic, Kelly headed for his next stop dinner at the Plimsoll club in honor of his inauguration. In the presence of 300 special guests, Kelly was toasted by board of administrators chairman John Phillips as " a sincere man who has instilled trust and confidence in those around him, a man who has demonstrated a herculean capacity for work, and a man who is fierce on the racquctball court. May your good nature and good sense ever be united. " In his talk to the dinner guests. Kelly shared his vision for the future of the university. " Today, Tulane is a good uni ersity which boasts several areas of true distinction; in five years 1 want a uni ersit ' which is exceptional in many disciplines and programs, " he said. Friday night, a bit of rain came which meant that each of those 3,000 chairs had to be dried by hand early Saturday morning. But the installation day was sunny, with temperatures ranging in the upper 80s for the natural en ironment and much higher inside academic robes. rhe audience numbered something over 1000, leaving plenty of shady seats available when an original choice came into direct line of the sun— a pattern referred to by Kelly during the ceremony as " solar seating. " I he processions began promptly al 10:30 a.m., with faculty members, representatives of other universities, and specially invited guests walking from the I ' niversity Center to the back of Gibson Hall, their colorful academic gowns adding to the pageantry. The platform party, including board members, administration, speakers, and past lulane presidents Rufus Harris and Herbert Longenecker, came from Gibson Hall. Kelly recei ed greetings from ASB president David Schneider on behalf of the student body, .Alumni Association president James A. Moreau on behalf of the alumni, and vice-chairman of the I ni crsity Senate Robert Cook on behalf of the faculty. The Tulane Uni ersity Band and Tulane ' s Choir provided music for the ceremony. Special speaker Vanderbilt Chancellor Alexander Heard, urged that " universities, as the central thinking organs in our society, have to know the future, to know where we are going, and to help steer the best course. Uni ersit research. in ention. training, and teaching are the principal sources for the dynamism that propels our civilization into the future. " The N ' anderbilt chancellor, who also chairs the board of trustees for the Ford Foundation, cited the economic disparity between industrialized nations and Third World countries, the chance in living standards in the I ' nilcd Stales itself, and revolutions in micro- electronics and biotechnology as some of the issues universities must explore. After Kelly was formally msiallcd as lulane president, receiving the Presidential Medal from board chairman John Phillips, he spoke of higher education ' s role in preserving the diversity of American society. Following the installation cercmons. a reception was held on the quad with punch and cookies served by the Tulane I ' niversity Women ' s .Association. And at a small luncheon after that, Kellv celebrated the occasion with his family and close friends. His mother, who emigrated to Nev York from Ireland as a young woman, was there So was his brother Fred, who is dean of the Business School at the Uni «rsity of Baltimore. And so was his nephew Brian O ' Hara. who left New ' ork in the late summer to hike down the .Appalachian Trail, ride a bus across Tennessee, and paddle his way down part of the Mississippi River in a canoe to reach New Orleans in time for the installation. And of course, his wile Margaret and teenaged sons Martin, Paul. .Andrew, and Peter were there also. That evening, Kelly received an installation present. The Green Wave chalked up its first gridiron win of the 1981 season by defeating Vanderbilt in the Superdome. Ceremonies For Hackney, Too Former Tulane President F. Sheldon Hackney was inaugurated as the lop man at the Dniversitv of Pennsvhania October 23, 1981. Hackney resigned as I ulaiie ' s twellili president last year to accept his position at Pennsylvania. He was selected after an intense search by Penn ' s presidential search committee. He was not the choice of manv of the students and much of Penn ' s inner circle of administrators, and met with much protest when his selection was announced Upon obtaining office, one of ll.ickney ' s first objectives was the reorganization of Penn ' s admini- stration. He introduced a number of change in non-academic committees, the most controversial ol which involved changing the responsibilities of the University ' s Budget Review Committee into an academic Planning and Budget committee. This meant a reorganization of majoi staff personnel and the introduction of a new executive vice-president F, Sheldon Hackney 14;
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