defender of the humanities, a respected professor and a thoughtful and encouraging mentor to students during his 30 years at UNC.“No matter what we were reading, you could tell he was having as much fun teaching as we were analyzing the texts,” said Ryan Passer, who took Gless’ Shakespeare course. He won many distinctions at the University, including the Roy C. Moose Distinguished Professor of Renaissance Studies award in 2009 and the University Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1983. “He was so passionate about Shakespeare that just listening to him share his knowledge inspired students to research the material to try to discover what Dr. Gless felt when he read these works,” said senior Sara Russell, who took several of Gless’ courses.Gless was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University with former President Bill Clinton, who later appointed him to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Clinton identified him as a fearless, tireless, articulate defender of the humanities,” Barbour said. “As an administrator at UNC, he created a legacy of recognizing the moral and ethical value of these pro-grams.”Despite his success, Gless never forgot his small-town roots. Working at a public university was important to Gless because he was able to
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Volume 122, Issue 46
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Students with disabilities offered support during, after admissions process
By Carolyn Ebelingand Jane Wester
The traditional stresses of the senior year of high school — press-ing the fateful submit button on applications, waiting for admissions decisions, even packing up the car to move to campus — can be amplified for students with disabilities.But if the student chooses to share information about their dis-ability during the application pro-cess, UNC’s Accessibility Resources and Service office and an admissions subcommittee for disabilities can work together to give due consider-ation and support.Tiffany Bailey, director of the Accessibility Resources office, said students self-identify to the accessibil-ity office either before they are admit-ted or during freshman orientation.“We will meet with some prospec-tive students who want an idea of how we are going to accommodate their disability, but we don’t meet with a lot of students, and a lot of students may not disclose a disabil-ity,” she said.Jared Rosenberg, senior assistant director of admissions, said students must self-disclose their disability in order to be eligible for extra con-sideration by the Committee on Disabilities, the admissions subcom-mittee.The student must also include some sort of documentation of their disability, such as evaluations from a physician or psychologist, a personal impact statement or an individual-ized education plan used in high school.“If the student mentions the dis-ability in an essay but does not pro- vide any documentation, we will not mark that student for further con-sideration because we have nothing more to go on,” Rosenberg said. Ashley Memory, assistant director of admissions, said applicants are not required to note if they have a disability.“There are around 30 to 35 stu-dents who self-disclose (a disability), and of those we may forward about 20 to 25 to the subcommittee,” she said.Logan Gin, a UNC sophomore with dwarfism, said UNC’s acces-sibility services have been extremely helpful. Gin is studying abroad in Mexico and responded to questions in a Facebook message.“I actually met with the ARS office on a visit to campus when I first heard about the program. I got in contact with one of the members to talk about what it is like to go to UNC with a disability,” he said in the message.“Tiffany Bailey has been great from the very beginning when I first met her during my visit. She is always just a phone call, email or office visit away.”College students with disabilities must take responsibility for their own accommodations, a change that Bailey said can present a challenge.“In K-12, parents or guardians have the primary responsibility in advocating, and here the responsi- bility shifts to the students,” she said.“That’s a common transition chal-lenge for students — all students, but especially students with dis-abilities from an accommodations perspective.”Rosenberg said one of the most important concerns during admis-sion for disabled and non-disabled
Gless leaves behind legacy of compassion
By Jonathan Moyer
When John Woodard told cus-tomers the pharmacy in Sutton’s Drug Store was closing down, he got a lot of concern that the entire store would be going out of business. “You can’t shut this place down,” the owner said, pointing at the soda shop counter. After customers were told they could still get their prescriptions filled at the nearby CVS, they con-gratulated Woodard on the decision. He said they were just happy they could still come and eat.“When you mention Sutton’s Drug Store, it always revolves around the food,” Woodard said.CVS acquired Sutton’s pharmacy in a deal that was finalized Tuesday. CVS will fill all of Sutton’s existing prescriptions, and Woodard said he will also work in the pharmacy there. Woodard said his decision was the
By Stephanie Lamm
Students remember Darryl Gless as a bright-eyed profes-sor sitting on the edge of his desk, book open in his lap, looking out at his students with a sense of eagerness.Gless, 68, died at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center on June 10 after an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant he received after battling a mar-row disorder for 15 years. “He operated under the shadow of this debilitating disorder, but he thrived with it,” said Reid Barbour, a pro-fessor of English at UNC and one of Gless’ first students. “He kept learning. He learned German and French, he trav-eled, and he continued writ-ing and teaching.”“I can’t believe he’s gone because he gave off an aura of strength. Even on his death
taught at UNC for almost 30 years. He specialized in analyzing the works of Shakespeare.
Pharmacy closes, Sutton’s remains
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John Woodard poses in Sutton’s Drug Store for the store’s 90th anniversary last year. Woodard sold the pharmacy on Tuesday.
BOG will vote on tuition increases
By Amy Tsai
State & National Editor
In a departure from prec-edent, last year the N.C. General Assembly bypassed the UNC-system Board of Governors and mandated steep out-of-state tuition increases for 2014-15.But N.C. Senate and House budget proposals this sum-mer allow the UNC system to adjust out-of-state tuition rates — as long as tuition increases still raise an esti-mated $27.2 million, the amount cut from the UNC-system budget last year. The board will vote Thursday on what out-of-state tuition rates to enact if the state budget, which
UNC English professor Darryl Gless died June 10.Owner John Woodard transferred his pharmacy business to CVS.They will discuss tuition and faculty retention.
needs to be finalized by July 1, grants such flexibility.“Since the short session, there were signs the system might receive this flexibility,” said Charles Perusse, UNC-system chief operating officer.Under the original hikes, out-of-state students at four system schools, including UNC-Chapel Hill, would have seen a tuition increase of 12.3 percent. There would have been no tuition increases for out-of-state students at UNC-Charlotte and nothing added to a 9.2 percent increase pre- viously implemented by N.C. State University. All other schools’ increases would have been 6 percent.
A small difference
The board will vote to reduce the 12.3 percent out-of-state tuition increases to result of recent changes in healthcare that are making it difficult for small drug stores to make money by filling prescriptions. He said trying to com-pete with big companies would be a death sentence.“With health care changing like it is, everything going corporate, it’s just been so difficult to meet the requirements for the insurance com-panies,” he said. Woodard said his decision came after 37 years as the pharmacist of Sutton’s, during which his busi-ness outlasted other corporate drug stores on Franklin Street, including Revco, a drug store company bought by CVS in 1997. He said now it’s his turn to give in to the competition.“We’ve withstood the big boys long enough, and now the circle’s come around,” he said.Despite having to close down his pharmacy, he said he was happy CVS was so invested in making the process easier. He said they even agreed to deliver prescriptions in order to keep customers. Although the transition was
bed, his soul was strong.”Gless is survived by his wife, Friederike Seeger, who is due to give birth to their daughter, Elena “Leni” Gless, in late July.He was a friend to many in the English department, a
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