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Members of UNC’s Faculty Council, prompted by information received by its chair about alleged moves to remove Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz from South Building, adopted a resolution Wednesday affirming their confidence in him and opposing any...Read More
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Daphne Athas ’43 had planned to continue teaching intermediate fiction next fall, as reported in the Carolina Alumni Review‘s May/June profile, “The Perfectly Placed Modifier.”
As she prepared for another summer visit to Greece, she decided in May to retire from the English department.
“My hearing is just not good enough to make it worthwhile for the kids,” she said. “I could do it, but it takes a lot to win ’em over. I can’t do anything without doing it wholehearted.”
This, she said, would give her more time to write. Among other projects, she is working on a “social memoir” of the years between World War II and the 1960s in Chapel Hill.
Athas has been a lecturer in UNC’s creative writing program since 1968.
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