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Wliat does this mean to you? page 6 THE Champ TURNS 70 page 7 page 9 FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT PRESS The Voice FOR Students, by Students Holiday burglaries in UPA Lead to Increased Discussion about Crime Prevention and Reporting on Campus by Daniel Prater fbice Staff Writer While winter break 2011 may be a distant memory, reports of 15 burglaries at University Place Apartments just days before Christmas are a priority concern for the Fayetteville State Uni versity Student Government As sociation and the Department of Police and Public Safety. After reports about unauthor ized entries and stolen items from nearly 40 students in 15 UPA apartments on Dec. 18, the SGA in conjunction with campus police have decided to seek cautionary measures to prevent future break-ins. SGA Senator-at-Large Amseshmet Foy presented the issue at the SGA’s Jan. 25 meeting. “Mul tiple break-ins during the winter breaks of 2010 and 2011 throw up a red flag and demonstrate a pattern,” Foy said. However, Associate Vice Chancellor for Police and Pub lic Safety at FSU, Chief Robert Hassell disagreed and catego rized the break-ins as a “crime of opportunity” as opposed to a trend. The break-ins occurred on the last day students were moving, “just before the added surveillance was scheduled to begin,” Hassell said. “The sus pects took advantage of the situ ation.” Luckily, an FSU security of ficer was patrolling near UPA when the crime was in progress, Hassell said. The officer noticed suspicious individuals exiting an apartment, but the individu als fled the scene before identi fication could be made. Hassell said it is possible fiirther break- ins may have occurred were it not for the security officer inter vention. Lt. Earl Johnson, Lieutenant of Investigations for FSU cam pus police, said further investi gation concluded that 15 apart ments were broken into and several items including mul tiple electronics, such as DVD players, game systems, and flat screen televisions as well as some clothes were stolen. See UPA, page 2 The art of story telling Shirley Royal of the African- American Quilt Circle, shares her technique with visitor Cynthia Delgado Saturday in the Rosenthal gallery during the Textiles of Community' reception. The exhibition features 32 quilts from contemporary African-American women quilt makers from Durham North Carolina. The quilts will be on display until Feb. 26, and the gallery open to the public. Voice Photo by Stacoy Robinson February 8, 2012 • Vol. 3, Issue no. 10 Tuition on the Rise by Zachary Johnson Voice Staff Photographer Fayetteville State University students will see a 6.5 percent hike in tuition next year, if the UNC president’s proposal is approved. How ever, the following academic year FSU students would get a break. UNC President Tom Ross is asking the UNC Board of Governors to approve a tuition increase for 16 universities in the UNC system next year, according to a report last week in the Winston- Salem Journal. The increase in tuition would be applied to offset budget cuts in state aid. The board will meet Feb. 10. While other universities’ tuition will defini tively continue to rise in 2013-2014, FSU would be the only school excluded fi'om a consecutive year increase, according to Ross’ proposal. The decision for 2013-2014 will be based on the state of the economy, said Robert Botley, FSU vice chancellor for business and finance. FSU’s goal has always been to offer quality edu cation at an affordable price, he added. Until the 2008-2009 academic year tuition remained stable at FSU. University officials at tributed a loss of 8.4 million dollars in budget cuts and $6.3 million in federal financial aid to the need for increased tuition costs, according to past reports in The Voice. Last semester, several FSU students voiced opposition to increased tuition. The university held a forum to address concerns and pledged to keep attendance costs affordable while maintain ing academic standards. FSU officials do not expect the proposed tu ition increase to have a devastating impact on See TUITION, page 2 Financial Aid Clinic Feb. 6 □ 9 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Butler Room 209

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