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Search for Mary Lou Williams Center director set to resume

(05/29/97 4:00am)

Nearly two years after the October 1995 death of Ed Hill, founder of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, the center still functions without a full-time director. In the wake of the campus' recent series of racially charged incidents and protests, however, a candidate search that has moved in fits and starts since Hill's death has suddenly escalated to the top of the administration's agenda.

Author recounts difficult battle with debilitating disease

(04/16/97 4:00am)

Amidst the soft lights and comfortable atmosphere of the Levine Science Research Center's Love Auditorium, about 60 members of the University and Durham community listened to Nancy Mairs read from her newest publication, a novel titled "Waist-high in the World" that recounts Mairs' experiences as an author and woman with advancing multiple sclerosis.