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Volume 97, Issue 29
By JEFF ECKARD
The Office of Management and
Budget in Raleigh has cut more than
$3 million from non-personnel state
funding at UNC, The Daily Tar Heel
The budget cuts are a 5 percent
across-the-board withholding of
budgeted appropriations for all state
institutions and agencies, said Marvin
Dorman, deputy state budget officer.
UNC will lose $1.9 million from
academic affairs and $1.3 million
from health affairs, said Wayne
Jones, UNC's vice chancellor of
business and finance.
"The cut will obviously have a
dramatic effect on the University, but
the extent of the hardship will not
be understood until later in the
The University first learned of
possible budget constraints in
December, when C.C. Cameron,
Gov. Jim Martin's executive assistant
for budget affairs, sent a memo to
all state institutions saying the next
two quarters would be tight, Dorman
said. The third quarter ended in
March, and the fourth quarter runs
from April to June 30.
Cameron was out of town and
could not be reached for comment.
The University was told to set aside
sufficient funds for its payroll and to
monitor costs such as traveling,
printing and purchasing new equip
ment, Dorman said.
The 5 percent cut was the result
of unexpected, large expenditures by
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The UNC Board of Governors
personnel committee approved the
appointment of Ben Tuchi to the
position of vice chancellor of business
and finance Thursday.
Tuchi, now senior vice president
for administration and finance at the
University of Arizona in Tucson, will
start in the position June I.
Tuchi will replace Farris Womack,
who was vice chancellor from 1983
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"Any cut of this magnitude will have
serious negative consequences for the
University, and has the potential to
affect all aspects of our program."
vice chancellor of health affairs
some state organizations and a
decline in the state's revenue, he said.
The state Medicaid program will run
out of money in mid-June, forcing
$20 million to be transferred to it,
and North Carolina Memorial Hos
pital will not be able to return revenue
to the state budget as it usually does.
In addition, the state Department of
Corrections has exceeded its medical
budget by $4.5 million, Dorman said.
UNC's spending has also increased
this year, he said. The University
usually reverts about 5 percent of its
budget to the state, but at the present
rate it will revert only 2 percent.
The state budget office expected
March revenues this year to be lower
than revenues from March 1988, but
the decline was 30 to 32 percent more
than expected, Dorman said.
In comparison, a 3 percent decline
in May 1988 revenues led to a loss
of $45 million, he said.
"We have taken fourth quarter
allotment, beginning in April, and
held back 5 percent of funds because
chancellor of business and finance,
has been acting vice chancellor since
"He (Tuchi) certainly brings an
excellent background in experience,
training and education," Jones said.
"He is very highly thought of in the
higher education community."
Provost Dennis O'Connor said
Tuchi's experience at Arizona qual
ified him for the UNC post. "He
demonstrated expertise in financial
planning and capital planning at a
university that is very good and not
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state government is required by the
constitution to maintain a balanced
budget. If April and May revenues
are good, we will back off on with
Because of the constitutional
requirement, the state must plan for
lower revenues and make efforts to
balance the budget by June 30, the
end of the fiscal year.
The University cannot assume that
receipts will be better in April and
May and act on what it knows now,
Jones said. The University has only
enough money to cover present
obligations, he said.
The University has restricted non
personnel expenditures such as travel,
purchase of new equipment and
printing except for obligations that
are essential, such as the printing of
exams, Jones said. Faculty pay will
not be cut, he said.
The potential for long-term con
sequences is very real, said Garland
Hershey, vice chancellor of health
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too dissimiliar to ours."
Tuchi also has the interpersonal
skills necessary for the position,
O'Connor said. "He is a forthright,
Tuchi said he was attracted by the
wide range of responsibilities
included in the UNC job. "While the
two universities are roughly the same
size in budget terms, the vice chan
cellor post at UNC is a bit broader
than my current post. The breadth
of it attracted me."
He will direct the management of
By WILL SPEARS
As a first step in solving racial
problems, people must try to
understand cultural differences
by discussing them, a founder of
the Black Student Movement said
"One of the strategies for
changing racism is to be able to
talk about it," Valerie Batts said
in a speech as part of Race
Relations Week. "It's easier to
understand cultural differences
than to solve race relations."
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Batts was a student at UNC
from 1970 to 1974. Moving from
her hometown of Rocky Mount
to a community of 20,000 stu
dents at UNC was a big adjust
ment, she said.
"When I came to Chapel Hill
t in 1970, 1 felt like I imagine I will
feel when I go to England for the
first time next week."
. Although she was a member of
UNC's largest class of black
students at that time, Batts said
she was only one of eight blacks
in Hinton James Residence Hall
her freshman year.
"For me it was a lonely place,
and it contributed to the isolation
I felt in my first year. I was feeling
confused about the rules of the
"I was in a suite with white
students and it was just the year
before that my high school had
been integrated; there wasn't
much integration going on, but
we were in the same building."
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"Any cut of this magnitude will
have serious negative consequences
for the University, and has the
potential to affect all aspects of our
But the University is still struggling
with the implications of the cut,
Provost Dennis O'Connor said.
"Which departments it particularly
will hurt is not known at this time.
But we are telling deans and depart
ment heads not to spend another
O'Connor agreed the cut could
have long-term effects.
"It's very, very difficult to make
that kind of cut at this point in the
year. . . If someone has to close down
certain things, it's very difficult to
start them up again."
Officials are concerned that the
University may be forced to pay for
many obligations out of state funds
from the 1989-90 budget, which'
means UNC could be in debt when
the new fiscal year begins July 1,
"It's up to department chairs, deans
and chancellors to determine what
obligations can be postponed. The
more they can reduce expenditures,
the less impact it will have on next
Every state agency, department
and institution has been asked to
tighten spending, Dorman said.
If revenue figures improve in April
and May, the University may be put
back on a more normal funding
schedule, he said.
UNC business and financial affairs
including administrative data
processing, the budget, contracts and
grants, engineering and construction,
facilities planning, payroll, personnel,
the Physical Plant, property manage
ment, and purchasing.
The University's total annual
operating budget is $600 million.
Tuchi will also serve as a board
member and treasurer of the UNC
Foundation Inc. and will advise the
UNC. Endowment Fund Board of
Trustees on the management of the
By NANCY WYKLE
The Frank Porter Graham Student
Union has a shortage of available
space and is experiencing problems
making needed repairs, said members
of the Union staff and students who
use the Union.
The Union has 120,000 square feet
of space for a student population of
Although space is used efficiently,
the Union is no longer able to house
the increasing number of student
groups wanting office and meeting
space, Union Director Archie Cope
Lack of space is a problem other
universities also encounter. "I don't
know of any union that doesnt have
the problem," said N.C. State's
University Center Director Lee
McDonald, The largest problem is
serving people who need meeting
NCSU plans to build an additional
facility to help accommodate the
growing student population.
The Bryan Center, Duke Univer
sity's student union, is not experienc
ing space problems. The Bryan
Center has about 160,000 square feet
and serves a student body of 5,700
undergraduates and 3,500 graduates.
The Bryan Center has lab, drama,
video and movie theaters. There is
not a lot of meeting space, but most
meetings take place in classrooms on
campus, said Bryan Center Associate
Director Peter Coyle.
The Bryan Center is also expand
. ing to add two television stations and
more office space.
Providing meeting space is more
of a problem than office space at
Groups who make reservations one
or two weeks before they need a room
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Tuchi said administrators' and
University community members'
attitudes also drew him to UNC. "I
found Chancellor Hardin's attitude
and objectives attractive and
Tuchi said he would begin forming
his plans by talking to members of
the University community. "At the
outset I will spend a lot of time with
faculty groups, department chairs,
student groups and staff members."
Jones said "the budgetary matters,
for meeting space
are usually able to get one, said Union
reservationist Anne Varley.
"There is more to do each year.
This year it seems to have been full
morning, noon and evening."
Groups that pick off-hours to meet
stand a better chance of reserving a
room, she said. "They would have
better luck if they picked morning or
Student Body President Brien
Lewis is in charge of delegating office
space. About 35 groups applied for
office space this year, he said. Of
those that applied, about 30 will
receive office space.
"We have a lot of people doubled
and tripled up in cramped spaces."
Groups are given office space based
on where they have been in the past,
how often people use it, the number
of students in. the organization and
how many people the organization
"It's time we start looking at
existing space," Lewis said. Expan
sion is a possibility some people have
been talking about. "That's some
thing that's going to come down the
Lisa Schaeffer, secretary for the
Black Student Movement, said that
organization had adequate office
space but could use more. "Naturally
if we could have a bigger office, we
would take one."
The Black Cultural Center needs
more room, said Center Director
Margo Crawford. "We definitely
need more space. We need a more
adequate BCC facility."
The building is not being kept in
the condition it should be because of
a lack of money, Copeland said. The
University charges the Union about
$200,000 for utilities because student
funds are the Union's main source of
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flexibility and relief from regulations
that we are currently subject to"
would be important issues facing
O'Connor said major University
fiscal issues were financial campus
planning, land use planning; and
program support, such as academic
Tuchi has served since 1985 at the
University of Arizona, where he is
also a professor of finance and real;
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Repairs and alterations cost(
$73,000 per year, he said. This figure
includes cleaning furniture and walls
and basic repairs and as the building;
ages, it requires more repairs. "We;
have to be conservative with money.
"We run a pretty informal oper-;
ation. You don't see a lot of signs;
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For the Record
In Thursday's article, "Abortion;
protestors convicted, it was mcor-;
rectly reported that Ronald Alan;
Lewis was found guilty of second
degree trespassing. Lewis was found;
not guilty of the charges. The defense;
attorneys in the case were G. Norman;
Acker III and Philip S. Adkins. The;
Daily Tar Heel regrets the error.
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