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Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, June 10, 1971
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Lindsay Warren, chairman of the committee
which has proposed deconsolidation of the
Consolidated University, gave his full support
Wednesday to the deconsolidation plan.
"The concept of a single state level
coordinating body with independent governing
boards for each institution is sound. It is
difficult to refute the logic of such a plan," said
Warren in a prepared statement before a joint
meeting of the N.C. House and Senate Higher
He was the first witness to appear before the
The Warren Committee, formed in January
by Gov. Bob Scott, released its report to the
N.C. General Assembly in April. Gov. Scott has
given his support to the proposals.
The proposals would deconsolidate the
Consolidated University and eliminate the state
Board of Higher Education by creating a board
of regents which would be given sweeping
authority to judgelmdget proposals and degree
programs of all the state-supported universities.
There would be 47 regents, appointed by the
General Assembly. Each of the state's 16
institutions of higher education would have
13-m ember boards of trustees.
"The hurdle we face in North Carolina is that
the implementation of the regency plan calls for
the elimination of two existing administrative
agencies, the Board of Higher Education and the
Consolidated University," said Warren in his
"If we were building a completely new
system for the first time, few if any could
quarrel with such a proposed structure."
Warren also commented on a minority report
to the plan of his committee. The minority
report would give additional budget and
program authority to the Board of Higher
Education and keep the Consolidated University
"I made it clear I did not believe such a plan
would solve all the problems because it would
continue the present 'system within a system'
arrangement," said the former state senator.
Warren urged the legislators to face the
question now, but with deliberate and
thoughtful consideration. House Speaker Phil
Godwin has urged continuation of the discussion
this fall, after a summer recess.
The majority report was approved by a 13-8
vote by the committee in April. University
administrators and trustees have given their
support to the minority plan.
Consolidated University President William C.
Friday, in an interview with The Tar Heel
Monday, said, "I support the position of the
Board of Trustees. The minority report
represents constructive change."
The Consolidated University Board of
Trustees voted unanimously May 28 to oppose
the Warren Committee deconsolidation plan.
The trustees also approved a resolution backing
the minority report.
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AUny bridge for tiny feet on a summer's day. (Staff photo by Johnny Lindahl)
Summer and school
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Wednesday afternoon as three of their friends watch from a safe distance. They along
v with hundreds of others have taken to the several swimming pools in the Chapel Hill area
to beat the summer heat. (Staff photo by John Gellman)
Summer school enrollment figures have topped those
of last year's.
Total enrollment for the first session of summer
school is more than 7,000, an increase of 500 students,
according to Donald G. Tarbet, summer session director.
The total for the 1971 summer term, Tarbet
estimated, would be around 12,350 (5,351 for the
The increase, Tarbet explained, was not entirely
unexpected due to the early pre-registration figures.
No real problems have been encountered in class
registration, he said. Classes are filled and are going well
with departments making a few changes in scheduled
classes to adapt to any problems.
Instruction is being offered in 36 various schools and
departments during summer sessions.
Exact figures on the number of cars in Chapel Hill
this summer are unavailable. Students who registered
their cars in the fall may still use their registration
stickers this summer.
An additional 1,800 cars had been registered at noon
Wednesday, reported Traffic Office Director Alonzo
The same regulations that apply during the regular
school term are in effect this summer, Squires said, and
warned students to watch for towing of cars on North
Several dormitories are open this summer with new
ones being opened to accommodate any increase in
students desiring University housing.
Men's dormitories include: Aycock, Carr, Lewis,
Graham, Everett, Old East and Grimes. Graduate men
are housed in Stacy and Alexander.
Women's dormitories include: Alderman, Kenan,
Spencer and Whitehead. Graduate women are housed in