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the faculty about the University’s involvement in sports. Promoting racial harmony
and increasing diversity remained goals of the utmost importance, even while dif-
ficult to achieve. Yet another race relations committee was set up.
Finally, innovation was evident in the creation of more student organizations,
rallies against apartheid and calls for divestment from South Africa, and the unique
symposium The Minds of the South. For most students, “the shock of the new” took
two forms: cable television access in the dorms and large-percentage tuition increases.
Overall, the University sailed into the uncharted waters of bettering itself finan-
cially, academically, socially, athletically, and morally with contagious optimism and
purpose. It was asking for support externally and internally on a scale and in ways it
never had before.
President Hearn with Anne and Gene Worrell
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