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Upper-level diversity comes slowly

Despite recruitment efiorts, administrative posts
at UK filled overwhelmingly by white males


By Brian Bennett
Special Projects Editor


UK's successful recruitment of
black faculty and students has
drawn considerable publicity and
praise over the past few years.

But as more and more blacks en-
ter UK. white males remain the
overwhelming majority of the insti-
tution's policy-makers. University
records indicate.

While the increase in black facul-
ty and students pleases minority
leaders. the scarcity of black ad-
ministrators can be quite puzzling
to those like Chester Grundy. direc-
tor of African-American Student

“In terms of hiring administra—
tors." said Grundy. pausing. “I just

“Personally. I think there has to
be as much value placed on the hir—
ing of African-American adminis-
trators as on the hiring of African-
American faculty. We‘re just not
seeing the same kinds of increases
in the numbers of administrators."

According to University records
obtained by the Kentucky Kernel.
white males account for more than
95 percent of all administrative em-
ployees on the Lexington Campus
and in the Albert B. Chandler Med-
ical Center.

There are only 12 black UK ad-
ministrative workers. excluding the



By Britt Dykeman
Contributing Writer


Student Govemment officials an—
nounced Friday that Adam Irklclen.
Jeremy Edge. Wendy Highland and
Laura Luciano won SGA‘s fresh-
man senator posts.

After three days of voting. the
four were elected from a field of

Edelen is a political science ma-
jor from Prospect. Ky. He is a
member of SGA‘s Freshman Rep-
resentative Council and is a Delta
Tau Delta social fraternity pledge.

Edge. also a political science ma-
jor. is from Owensboro. Ky.

“I‘m real excited about win-
ning,“ he said. “and l hope we can
get started on the legislation that
we promised.“

Edge is a member of Kappa Sig-
ma social fraternity and Campus
Crusade for Christ. He also is a
member of FRC.

Highland is a political science
major from Louisville. Ky. She is a
member of Alpha Delta Pi social
sorority and is the president of
Donovan Hall. Highland was the
only elected candidate who wasn‘t
on the ticket of Edge. Edelen. Lu-
ciano and Vanessa Daffron.

“l was very surprised and excited
about the results." Highland said.

Luciano is a political science ma-
jor from Murray. Ky. She is the
FRC secretary and a member of Al-
pha Gamma Delta social sorority.

“l was surprised there were so
many candidates.“ said Luciano.
“but this election proves that lard
work and dedication pays of ."

Erica McDonald. who ran unop-
posed. was elected graduate school
senator. McDonald is hall director
of Patterson Hall.

McDonald won the special elec-
tion after former Graduate School
Senator Steve Olshewsky resigned
Sept. 10.

Fall Elections Chairwoman Kim
Mcadors said the election went
“very smoothly." Meadors said 546
freshmen came out to vote. which
is about If!) more than last year.
Meadors said she was “pleased
with the turnout."



Diver5iiying UK 5 Administration

community colleges. That compris-
es 2.5 percent of the 477 total ad-
ministrators employed.

“The statistics speak for them-
selves," said Associate Dean of Stu-
dents Victor Hazard. who is among
that 2.5 percent. “That tells me
there's definite room for improve-

There are even fewer blacks in
high-ranking. decision-making po-
sitions —— 12 in all. Of those 12.
some of the job titles include main-
tenance superintendent in the keys,
locks and signs department; director
of parking and security at the medi-
cal ccnter; and repair manager in
the department of office copiers.

Indeed. like a pyramid. as the
power level increases, the number
of black employees decreases.

There is only one black dean in
the 17 colleges (J. John Harris. Col-
lege of Education). one black vice
chancellor (lauretta Byars. minori-
ty affairs). no black vice presidents
or Chancellors and only one black
person in UK President Charles
Wethington‘s cabinet (Juanita
Fleming. special assistant to the


“Tim's where the power and in-
fluence is concentrated." Grundy
said. “I definitely think where the
real difference will be made is
when an African-American is in a
position where they can actually
formulate the policy of the institu-
tion and influence the direction of
the University."

Blacks are even less represented
at the department level. Of 78 de-
partment chairmen, none are black

“We've got work to do," Weth-
ington said. “I truly believe there's
a need for us to continue to work on
attracting African-American faculty
and administrators throughout our

“We've put our priority on the fa-
culty first. I think that was appropri~
ate since we really did have a defi-
nite underrepresentation of African-
Americans in our faculty. We need
to be more representative of the

More than four percent of UK's
student population was black in fall
1992, according to enrollment num-
bers. Those numbers have increased
because of aggressive recruitment.

“What this University or any oth-
er university should aspire to do is
make sure the administration repre-
sents the society that surrounds it."
said Robert Hemenway. chancellor
for the Lexington Campus. “That‘s
the only way to be a university that
is meeting the needs of the society






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around it.

“Everybody ought to be able to
see people like them working and
learning here. I know I would not
want to teach or learn at a place
where the only people there were
the sons and daughters of rich
Americans. To me. that‘s a sterile

Lyman T. Johnson knows what it
is like to study in such a homogene-
ous environment.

In 1949. Johnson won a lawsuit
that allowed him to become the lust
black student at UK. And though he
says he‘s “greatly gratified“ to see








Solita Vera-Rust. an undeclared sophomore trom Ecuador, plays the quena flute Friday
In the Bradley Hall courtyard during the “Global Market" lntomatlonol bazaar.




the integration of the student body.
the lack of blacks in the upper ad-
ministration bothers him.

“I think the University belongs to
the people and to the public.” said
Johnson. 87. who lives in Louis~
ville. Ky. “It doesn‘t belong to any
one ethnic or social group. The Uni-
versity of Kentucky is a function of
the people. and if it‘s truly going to
be a function of the people. it ought
to indicate that it‘s made up of di-
verse groups.

“I won’t be satisfied until I can
see Jews around. Polish around. Af-
rican-Americans around and Indi-

MARK TAKEN/Kernel Grhpma

ans around. When I go to the mar-
ketplace. I see people from all rac-
es. not just whites. When I go down
to a ballgame. I see colors of every
kind. not just whites."

There is a consensus. however.
that the University is making

Since 1990. Wethington has add-
ed Byars anti Fleming to the central
administration. In addition. Harris
was named dean in 1990.

Administrators havepledged to-
place more minorities on search


Attempted rapist
receives 5 years

Spectators pack Fayette courtroom


By Dale Greer
Executive Editor


Fayette Circuit Judge Mary C.
Noble looked down from her bench
Friday at a courtroom packed with
UK students who wanted Scott Eu-
gene Ratliff put in prison.

The students also wanted to lend
emotional support to their friend. a
UK sophomore and member of
Kappa Delta social sorority whom
Ratliff tried to rape at a campus Era-
tcmity house March 28.

“We don't usually have court-
rooms this full." Noble said of the
more than 120 spectators — many
wearing greek letters — who filled
the gallery and spilled into the hall-

Sentencing hearings also don't
usually have the kind of organized
effort that brought these students to-

Diocese holds AIDS workshop


By Ruth Campbell
Contributing Writer


The Episcopal Diocese of Lex-
ington held a daylong workshop for
AIDS education and awareness at
St. Michael's Episcopal Church on

Throughout the day of the event.
titled “AIDS and Youth: For The
Kids' Sake." teens and parents at-
tended different discussions and
demonstrations concerning sex and
the transmission of the vims that
causes AIDS.

Shawn Burnett. a 14-yearoold
Covington. Ky.. resident who at-
tended the workshop. said. “If I
don‘t mess with (AIDS). it ain‘t go-
ing to mess with me."

The purpose of the workshop
was to bring together the religious
community of Lexington and pro-
vide residents with an overview of
the impact of AIDS in the Blue-
gms region.

Louisville is ranked first in Ken-
tucky for HIV-positive patients.
and Lexington is second. according


By Kathryn Abnoy
Contributing Writer


A new class is being offered
this semester as a testament to the
times — a class dealing with

“I‘m looking at this as a father
and as a professor." said UK ge-
ography professor Gary Shannon.
who teaches the class.

“I'm interested in getting kids
educated so that they can make
more rational decisions."

Shannon. who is a medic al ge-

Course offers close look at disease

ographer. relates AIDS to geogra-
phy by teaching the different the-
ories of the disease‘s origin and
how it moved from one place to
another in his AIDS: The Global
Challenge class.

Different AIDS “experiences“
are also explained in the class.
such as the African. European
and American experiences. and
how AIDS affects these different
cultures and societies. Shannon

Also. students learn an over-
view and working knowledge of
AIDS and what the virus does to

the immune system and what dis-
eases it causes.

Students in the class are from
various majors and say it is an
important class in today‘s world.
Many say they would recom-
mend it to other students.

Social work junior Erica Palm-
cause she wants to work with
people with AIDS.

Geography senior Amy Lorson
said the course gives students a
new perspective on the disease.

See CLASS. Back Page




to Kmen Tufts. a clinical nurse spe-
cialist in substance abuse and an
HIV/AIDS counselor at the Vete-
rans Administration Hospital.

“But the problem is thrl so many
people are HIV-positive ltd don't
even know it.“ said Tufts. who add-


tion to signs of the disease can be

'nie third—annual AIDS Work-
shop. which was moored by the

Episcopal Diocese. had a particula'
emphasis on the youth this yet:

said Dan Wilkins. a board member
for the Kentuckim People with
AIDS Coalition and panel member
at the workshop.

See AIDS, Back Page

gether. lnterfraternity Council Pres-
ident Mike Wainscott sent letters
UK social fraternity and sorority
presidents asking their members to
attend the hearing.

"This (victim) is a student of the
University and a member of a soror-
ity." Wainscott said. “I thought it
was important that we show our
support and that the students knew
about it."

Representatives of Kentuckians‘
Voice for Crime Victims and staff
of the Lexington Rape Crisis Center
also were present.

The victim's father. Bill Sander-

son. described the turnout as “fan-

“It‘s the only charm we have to
get the judge to issue some prison
time.“ Sanderson said. “I was told
by (Kentuckians' V ‘e for Crime

See TRIAL. Back Page


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Supreme Court toflhear Case

on harassment in workplace


By Krista Miller
Associated Press


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Teresa
Harris says she listened to demean-
ing and suggestive comments from
her boss for two years. The last
straw came when he asked if she
planned to have sex with a custom-
er to clinch a deal.

She quit and filed sexual harass-
ment charges.

Charles Hardy says he was sim-
ply treating Harris as “one of the
boys." Her complaints, he asserts.
stem from a soured business deal
with her husband.

The case — Harris vs. Forklift
Systems — comes before the U.S.
Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The question is whether sugges-
tive remarks by a boss must go be-
yond mere offensiveness and deliv-
er psychological damage to
constitute sexual harassment.

Three federal appeals courts have
said suggestive comments must be
psychologically damaging to be ha-
rassment Three other appeals
courts have held the comments
need only be offensive to justify the
payment of damages.

Hardy, owner and president of
Forklift Systems Inc, has conceded
making comments to Harris, his
rental manager for two years, that

-“You’re just a dumb-ass wom-

“Let‘s go to the Holiday Inn and
negotiate your raise."

~“You're a woman, what do you

~“D0n't you think it is about time
we started screwing around?"

asked Harris and other women at
the forklift sales and rental compa-
ny to bend over and pick up items
from the floor and to pull quarters

from his front pockets.

Hardy, who declined to be inter-
viewed, has said it was all harmless
office banter.

“They were all in-house jokes,"
said Hardy's attorney, Stanley Cher-
nau. “I don‘t think they're funny.
but they were jokes in the office."

Harris told The Associated Press
she wasn’t laughing.

“I felt almost like a prostitute."
she said. “In my mind I was selling
out for money. That's how I felt. I
didn't like it at all, but if 1 quit my
family would suffer and l was the
primary breadwinner."

She said she tried to avoid Hardy
and became anxious. cried frequent-
ly and drank heavily. A doctor said
she should leave her job and pre-
scribed sedatives to calm her.

She confronted Hardy in August
1987. She said she planned to re-
sign. but Handy talked her into stay-
ing and promised he would refrain
from making inappropriate corn-
ments. The next month, he asked
her if she had agreed to sleep with a

She quit and filed a sexual harass-
ment complaint with the federal
Equal Employment Opportimities
Commission. Harris now works as a
nurse at a Nashville hospital.

Hardy's attorney said Harris‘ res-
ignation had nothing to do with sex-
ual harassment from her boss. Cher-
nau said she quit because Hardy had
stopped doing business with her
husband, larry Harris.

Hardy had loaned Larry Ham's
money to start a business selling
large batteries for forklifts and other
heavy equipment. He later said Har-
ris was “price-gouging" him and
improperly mnning the company.

“The relationship went bad,"
Chemau said. “At the time it went
bad. she became angry.”

Irwin Venick, Harris‘ attorney.
said the courts rejected that argu-

ment, as well as Hardy‘s contention
that Harris participated willingly in
office humor with her own off-
color comments.

“This isn't about vulgar lan-
guage," Venick said “This is about
sex-based. derogatory conduct di-
rected specifically toward Teresa
Harris because she was a woman."

in 1990. federal Magistrate Kent
Sandidge Ill recommended Harris'
lawsuit be dismissed.

“I believe that Hardy is a vulgar
man and demeans the female em-
ployees at his workplace." San-
didge wrote. But he said she had
not proved that Hardy‘s conduct
“was so severe as to be expected to
seriously affect (her) PSYChological

Sandidge said. “A reasonable
woman manager under like circum-
stances would have been offended
by Hardy, but his conduct would
not have risen to the level of inter-
fering with that person's work per-

U.S. District Judge John T. Nix-
on followed the recommendation
and dismissed the lawsuit A 6th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel
in Cincinnati upheld the dismissal.

The 6th U.S. Circuit and two oth-
er appeals courts require proof of
psychological injury to mic that
sexual harassment occurred. Three
other federal appeals courts say the
standard should be behavior that a
reasonable person would find offen-

The Supreme Court in 1986 said
sexual harassment violates Title VII
of the 1964 Civil Rights Act when
it creates a hostile working environ-

“1 hope to see the three districts
stop using the psychological injury
standard," Harris said. “None of the
others protected under Title VII
have to prove that. It seems dis-

Haitian official asks for support


By Michael Norton
Associated Press



the United Nations mission fails to
restore democracy in this Caribbean
country. hordes of Haitians will flee
toward the United States. Prime
Minister Robert Malval warned yes-

He spoke after a night of heavy
gunfire in the capital. a stark remin-
der of the volatile political passions
that many fear will force the UN.
peacekeepers into fighting. as has
happened in Somalia

A U.S. warship arrrying hundreds
ofGls to take put in the UN. mis-
sion is to arrive today. A small con-
tingent of U.S. and Canadian peace-
keepers arrived Iast week.

The UN. troops are part of a
UN.-brokcred pin to restore de-
mocracy to the may more than
two years after President Jean-
Bermind Aristide, Haiti's first free-
milim coup.

After Aristide's ouscr. countless
Haitiam began fleeing by boat for
the United States. U.S. milituy
ships began incrcepting than and
returning them to Haiti. spwkrn’ g


. «M! _ .

outraged criticism that Washington
was turning away refugees of politi
cal oppression.

If the UN. plan fails, “more and
more people will leave the island. It
will no longer be a problem for Hai-
ti. It will be a problem for Florida,“
Malval told reporters, speaking
from the porch of his home.

“Even the US. 6th Fleet will be
unable to prevent Haitians from
fleeing a less and less hospitable
land." Malval said.

Malval's message attempted to
show Americans. more wary of mil-
itary involvement following the
mounting American deaths in So-
malia. the domestic costs of a fail-
ure of internatioml will in this mili-
tary-dominated nation.

He rejected canpcisons with So-
malia. asserting mm 90 percent of
Haitians — inside and outside the
military — warned to restore de-
mocracy here. However. his transi-
tion government hm received little
cooperation from the Haitiim army.
and civilian gurlnen tied to the mili-
tary have been blamed for a series
of politically rolled killings in the
past two months.

More than Z10 people Mve died
in almost-nightly shooting attacks
on pro-Aristide neighborhoods.

There was no casualty toll available
for the shooting Saturday night and
yesterday morning.

“Many friends and observers are
very pessimistic," Malval acknowl-
edged. “But we are not Haitians re-
fuse to identify with those who
maintain them in poverty and ter-

The U.S. amphibious warship
Harlan County headed toward Haiti
yesterday. carrying military engi-
neers. medics and civil affairs spe-
cialists. along with troop trucks.
bulldozers. earth movers. tents and
rations for a six-month mission.
Also to be unloaded are M-16s.
sidearms and ammunition, which
U.S. officials said would only be
used in self-defense.

Theforceistototal 1.600troops.

Six hundred American troops
have been committed to the mis-
sion. which has been the subject of
a debate within the Pentagon. To
protect the arriving American
troops. a greater concern following
the attacks in Somalia. the Pentagon
said Friday that the Harlan County
will remain off Haiti‘s coast. ready
for possible rescue missions. The
USS Fahfax County. is to arrive
Oct. 20 carying huidreds more
troops and tons more materials.

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UK not alone in diversity dilemma

Other Kentucky .

schools struggle
to find solutions

By Brian Bennett
Special Projects Editor

In April 1992. Roy Peterson
scolded state universities for not
hiring enough blacks.

“If we didn't have secretaries and
janitors, you could walk on some of
the campuses in Kentucky and nev-
er see a black," said Peterson, as-
sistant to the executive director for
educational attainment at the state
Council on Higher Education.

Eighteen months later. Peterson


says the situation hasn't changed ..


“I made that cement mostly
about administrators. and I think
that for the most part it's still true,"
Peterson said. “There are still not
enough blacks in administrative po-

The CHE reports that in 1992-93,
67 blacks were employed in either
executive. administrative or mana-
gerial positions in the eight state-
supported universities and 14 com-
munity colleges. That’s out of
1.139 total positions — or 5.9 per-

Those numbers may be mislead-
ing. for 21 of those blacks worked
at Kentucky State University, his-
torically a predominantly black in-

At the other seven schools, there
were 46 blacks out of 1.105 admin-
istrative employees (4.1 percent).

While the numbers may be low.
university officials say they‘re
working hard for improvement, al-
beit with deliberate speed.

“It‘s a concern for all of us," said
Thomas Meredith. president of
Western Kentucky University. “But
I see movement in the right direc-

State universities don't have
much of a choice in the matter. The
state legislature required in 1992
that institutions meet specific equal
opportunity target goals to have
new degree programs considered.

After Kentucky State. the Univer-
sity of Louisville had the highest
number and percentage of black ad-
minisuators (19 of 208. or 9.1 per-
cent). Part of the reason is because
the school is “making an all out ef-
fon and institutional commitment"
to hire minorities. said Ralph Fitz—
patrick. assistant to the president for
affirmative action.

“We don't have a utopia." Fitzpa-
trick said. “But on the other hand.


Number of full-time black em
institutions (TWI) in 1992-93



Executive, administrative, manageria



TWI 43





TWI 1 28


we‘re making progress."
Top black officials in the school‘s
administration include the personal
assistant to U of L president Donald
Swain. the dean of the college of
nursing and Fitzpauick.

The university also plans to place
more blacks in high-profile posi-

“That will be the next major push
once opportunities become availa~
ble." Fitzpatrick said. “We have a
plan approved by our board of trus-
tees for the next few years. We'll be
looking at high-level appointments
of minorities."

Northern Kentucky University
owned the third highest percentage
of blacks in administrative jobs.
The school recently hired blacks as
vice president for student affairs
and as legal counsel.

“We‘ve made a concerted effort

to recruit African-Americans and
women into the applicant pools."
said Delores Anderson. NKU‘s di-
rector of affirmative action and
multicultural affairs.

“We’re currently searching for a
dean of the College of Ans and Sci—
ences. and we will make every ef-
fort to recruit African-Americans
and women.“

UK claimed the fifth highest per-
centage of black administrators
with 11 of 404 (2.7 percent). The
community college system, mean-
while, had three of 119 (2.5 per-

Morehmd State University em-
ployed just one black administrator
out of 50. the worst of the eight
state schools. But Morehead presi~
dent Ronald Eaglin said the school
is in a unique situation.

“Except for a department chair.


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committees and actively recnrit mi-
norities for the pool of applicants.

“If we are satisfied with 12 out of
477. there will be no more
progress." Hazard said. “But I sus-
pect that we will be moving for-
ward because there is a commit-

“By virtue of me being here. I
think it shows that the University
does have that commitment. I don‘t
think there‘s any doubt about it."

The school is being pushed to-
ward progress. The state Council
on Higher Education requires each
state tmiversity to reach set percent-
ages of blacks in the administration
and faculty. And the latest Univer-
sity Strategic Plan aims to increase
by 10 percent the number of minor-
ity administrators by 1996.

But numbers may not be the only
indicator, some say.

“It‘s really dangerous when you
start phying the numbers game."
said Frank X. Walker, former direc-
tor of UK's Martin Luther King Jr.
Cultural Center. “The more impor-
tant issue is whether it's fair and
there is opportunity for equal repre-
sentation. I think that is occurring."

“There‘s no magic number that's
sufficient or insufficient." Wething-
ton said “It's not as if we're look-
ing for this number or that number,
except those we must meet to fill
external requirements.

“It’s important to have represen-
tation in various visible levels of
anployment I'm pleased that
we've got representation in our top-
level administration."

How important is hav'mg a more
diverse administration? Gnmdy
says it's vital for all.

“For the African-America stu~
models." Grundy said. “Certainly
(black administram) present liv-
ing exxnples of carea possibilities
lid exlnples of achievement.

“We‘re warning in a world
where every person in autha'ity is



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blacks are just not really represent-
ed at all here,“ Eaglin said. “Part of
that is because of our location —
we‘re in a mountainous region and
less than 1 percent of ourcommuni-