The Register, 1980-10-03
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team the exchange return visit represents response to an american team that visited china this of agriculture usda office of international cooperation indicating that a&t was included on the itinerary of the chinese delegation said reed accreditation of all the programs as one example we have increased from 26 percent doctorates to 56 percent doctorates and i'm sure we have added approximately 15 new programs to give students a better opportunity for jobs when they graduate he said the chancellor offered no hint as to who might succeed him or whether the new or would come from dowdy made clear that the greensboro daily news article about alston and pitt was not a determini factor in his reasons in an interview in his office dowdy said he was retiring to address some health problems that he thought should not be postponed he also stressed the fact that he was not being forced out of office and further details about his resignation would be given at an a&t board of trustee meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m on october 8 this is something i had thought about before he said the announcement came earlier than i wanted it to i wanted the announcement to come after the board meeting but i decided to release it because i wanted it to be my release rather than a speculative kind of release we received a letter from the united states department by audrey l williams when it comes to agriculture a&t state university has the premier black college agricultural department in the united states that is the reason according to dr william reed director of international programs that a&t was visited tuesday by the people's republic of china's agricultural exchange team the tour was a part of a national study to explore the overall view of the united states agricultural education management and agricultural experiences as well as the desired program for future developments between china and he u.s the fourteen member delegation which began its north carolina tour at north carolina state university on sept 29 arrived in greensboro tuesday morning at 10:30 they were greeted by dr reed dr lewis c dowdy briefed the group on the history and mission of the university dr willie ellis assistant vice-chancellor for academic affairs spoke for dr glenn f rankin vice chancellor for academic affairs and discussed academic research and service programs in the university dr burleigh webb dean of agriculture reviewed resident instruction of research and international programs of the school of agriculture the program was summer reed said their purpose was to observe methods in improving agriculture in rural life since the death of former prime minister mao-tse-tung and the chinese revolution more than thirty years ago china's relations with the u.s government have begun to improve former president richard m nixon who resumed relations with china while in office was the first president to visit the country since the revolution the u.s has since that time continued diplomatic relations with china reed said this type of relation agricultural conferences at a&t will be in keeping with policy but every facet of the conference will be spelled out in detail everything will be specified reed also said that hopefully we will be able to establish relations between institutions within the two nations with the exchange of instructors and students there's no better way to operate than to have students establish bonds reed also said we already have a number of international students at a&t which enriches our program it also trains manpower in developing supported by the united states government to exchange scientific information between the two governments hopefully it will be beneficial for both reed said this will also establish historical ties between the u.s and china countries three of the 14-member delegation were trained in the u.s at cornell iowa state and virgina polytechnical institute the delegation which has been in the u.s since sept 17 left a&t thursday en route to the university of florida the delegation will also tour other schools in the nation and will leave the country october 17 these are courses totalling seven credits in animal and poultry science however see veterinary page 2 there has been concern that two of the courses required for admission to the north carolina school of veterinary medicine are offered at only two schools within the university of north carolina school system these schools are north carolina a&t state university and north carolina state university meat supply and have a definite effect on the total health care of people as well as animals dr alfreda webb ol the veterinary education department at north carolina a&t state university said veterinarians do a whole lot of things when asked why there is a need for a curriculum in veterinary medicine she pointed out that veterinarians guard the by dexter o battle a school of veterinary medicine for the state of north carolina is now,in fact a reality the school located at north carolina state university raleigh is scheduled to open the fall of 1981 m hi4c7 register complete awareness 1 or complete commitment volume lii number 10 north carolina agricultural & technical state university greensboro nc friday october 3 1980 chancellor retires after 15 years service veterinary school to open at ncsu raleighjhis fall chancellor lewis c dowdy be named at trustee meeting wednesday's of gaiety as he discussed his plans for the future now i can go back to teaching and do some writing and maybe i'll be able to actually carry on a fight for the survival of black colleges more out there than i can in here dowdy showed no signs of visible remorse about his decision but displayed an air within the university ranks but he pointed out that his replacement would probably decision and declined further comment on the matter but sources close to the situation said all the evidence concerning alston and pitt was submitted to the proper by michael fairley after serving 15 years as chancellor of a&t dr lewis c dowdy announced wednesday that he would retire because of health agriculture dept premier investigated and sufficient to corroborate claims of irregular business practices the source also said a&t would continue to assist minority businesses as long as their transactions were professional and legal dowdy praised achievements experienced during his the a&t authorities was not administration citing the
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