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BOT Hears Arguments Over Tuition Increase
The tuition debate that has been brew
ing on campus for weeks got its first airing
before the Board of Trustees Thursday,
exposing a clear line between faculty and
student opinion on the proposed hike.
Four students, chosen by Student Body
President Calvin Cunningham, presented
different objections to the plan.
Cunningham originally intended to have
two, Aaron Nelson and Giselle Lancaster,
speak in favor of the hike and two, John
Dervin and Kim Miller, speak in opposi
At the meeting, however, all student
representatives expressed concerns.
“Let us be excellent, but really this is the
wrong path to excellent,” Dervin said.
Cunningham said he thought that while
the student representatives expressed am
bivalence, they had not dismissed the merit
of the proposal for raising faculty salaries.
“After their comments (Wednesday at
Play by Play: What Did They Say?
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economic justice of taxing
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Congress Adopts Strict
BY JAMES LEWIS
After years of appropriating money it
did not yet have, Student Congress will
now only spend money in its bank ac
At Wednesday’s marathon meeting of
the 77th Student Congress, members
learned they would only be allocating stu
dent activity fees that have been deposited
into congress’ bank account.
Kevin Hunter, former student body trea
surer and current parliamentarian, said the
new procedure would make it easier for
student groups to get money.
“What congress had always operated
off of before was an estimate,” he said.
“What SAFO (Student Activities Fund
Organization) is ensuring is that every time
a student group comes in, there will be
money in the bank.”
Howard Brubaker, director of SAFO,
said the new change was a much better
way to handle money.
“It’s a very conservative approach, but
it’s a very good approach,” Brubaker said.
Before this session, congress had appro
priated money to student groups before
student activity fees were received.
Speaker Roy Granato said that while
student government leaders had talked
about making the change for several years,
they were able to do it after they had a
$20,000 surplus from last spring.
Sen. Packwood Resigns Under Pressure
■ The senator, accused of
sexual harassment, chooses
to resign rather than be
expelled from Congress.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C. ln the
hushed Senate chamber, a tearful Bob
Packwood bowed to extraordinary pres
sure Thursday and announced his resigna
tion after 27 yean in office. His poignant
farewell headed off a vote to expel him for
sexual and official misconduct.
“It is the honorable thing to do,” the
Oregon Republican said, quitting only af
ter leaden of the Ethics Committee de
nounced his behavior in language as harsh
as it was blunt.
Panel chairman Mitch McConnell, a
Mow Republican, summarized the evi
dence against Packwood this way: “There
was a habitual pattern of aggressive, bla
tantly sexual advances, mostly directed at
members of his own staff or othen whose
livelihoods were connected in some wayto
his authority as a senator.”
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Freshman Donna Harrison and sophomore Kate Guillemete protest a possible S4OO tuition increase Thursday at the
Board of Trustees meeting in the Morehead Faculty Lounge.
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goes through. I will either
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However, Granato said that while the
plan kept congress from operating in the
red, approving funding for student groups
would be a more difficult process in the
Granato said congress can spend up to
half of its available balance with only a
simple majority approval.
However, once congress allocates more
than 50 percent of its current holdings, it
will require a two-thirds vote, according to
the bylaws of the Student Code.
Granato said congress currently had
about $50,000 available and could spend
about $40,000 of that with a two-thirds
It could appropriate up to about
$117,000 which also includes next
spring’s fees—with a three-fourths vote of
the full congress, or 27 votes.
In other action Wednesday night, Con
gress allocated $1,450 to New Generation
Campus Ministries, agroup that was origi
nally denied funding.
The legislative action came after con
gress members voted to remove the “politi
cally partisan” section of the Student Code
that barred religious or political organiza
tions from receiving student fees.
Congress also ftmded The Catalyst and
The Carolina Review after the code change
Anew student hardship parking policy,
which mandates criteria for distributing
the permits, was also approved.
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been accused of
harassing 17 women.
evenly divided be
had spent 33
months on the in
vestigation. It con
cluded he should be
expelled after study
ing allegations that
he made unwanted
sexual advances to
17 women, tried to
obtain a job for his
from people with
legislative interests, and altered his diaries
to obstruct the investigation.
Packwood had called his staff into a
meeting at mid-afternoon, closing the of
fice for about 15 minutes. Several staff
members emerged crying.
“There have been many successes in
these 27 yean, some failures, some frustra
tions," Packwood said minutes later, tak
ing to the Senate floor as about half his
colleagues and his stafflooked on. “Friend
ships beyond count.”
Ten people addressed the Board of Trustees at Thursday's hearing.
Here are the positions they took on the proposed S4OO tuition increase.
John Dervin, UNC
senior "With tuition
increases, students won’t
stay in the state of North
Aaron Neison, student
thro: Tm not unopposed
to a tuition increase. (But)
a S4OO increase is not a
good idea right now.*
Margaret Henderson, director
of the Orange County Rape
Crisis Center, leads the charge
to stop sexual violence.
BY ELLEN FLASPOEHLER
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Every day Margaret Henderson goes into battle.
But her battlefield is not in unfamiliar terri
tory, and she is not fighting a foreign enemy.
No, her battlefield is right in our own backyard, and
the enemy may be citizens of this community. As the
director of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center,
Henderson is waging a war against sexual violence, and
education is her weapon of choice.
There are several myths about sexual violence that
Henderson said she and her colleagues argued against
constantly. One is that only attractive, young women
should be concerned about sexual violence, and the
other is that the center’s work stops when the students go
home for the summer.
“The reality is that this problem is everyone's con
cern,” Henderson said. “Victims are everywhere. They
are homeless, they wear business suits, and they sing in
the church choir. They are not all students.”
In 1994 there were 155 reported primary victims of
Many senators sat dolefully in their seats
ashespoke. Aides lined the wall at the back
of the chamber.
Packwood began the day making the
rounds of TV interview shows, pleading
for the chance to confront his accusers in a
McConnell answered, several hours
later: “The committee has heard enough;
the Senate has heard enough; the public
has heard enough. The evidentiary record,
weighing in, as I said, at 40 pounds and
10,145 pages, is here for everyone to see.
Now is the time for justice to be done.”
McConnell said the alteration of diaries
as Packwood anticipated a committee sub
poena was “clearly illegal” and could bring
Packwood a prison sentence if he were
convicted of such a crime. The committee’s
resolution refereed the diary alterations to
the Justice Department.
McConnell dismissed Packwood’s com
plaint of unfairness, saying, “The victim
izer is now claiming the mantle of the
Packwood did not mention the allega-
See PACKWOOD, Page 7
No man is lonely while eating spaghetti.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,1995
Jane Brown, Faculty
"We too have serious
concerns, but we have
decided to seize the
chairman: "We are
known as a raidable
department, and the
University is known as a
Turtle Power UNC hopes to bounce
back from its loss to Syracuse in its
ACC opener against the Maryland
Terrapins and their powerful offense.
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TODAY: Rain; high 75-80.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy; high 80.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy; high 80.
Joe Hewitt, University
librarian: *1 am not here
as an advocate of the
nation increase, i feel (the
erosion of the library)
should be alleviated by
Eleanor Morris, director
of student aid: *The
great unknown to us is
how many people wil
apply to us (for finance!
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Henderson (center,seated) and her co-workers have the difficult job of helping victims of sexual
violence heal their wounds. They run a 24-hour crisis line in addition to many other programs.
sexual violence, meaning that the victims had been raped,
offended or harassed, Henderson said. During the first
half of 1995, from January to June, there were 97 reported
primary victims, she added.
“Acquaintance rape accounts for 70 to 80 percent of all
rape cases,” she said. “Wherever there is increased con
sumption of alcohol, we see more sex violence. When the
students come back in the fall and the back-to-school
parties start, I go around with a black cloud over my head
because I know bad stuff is happening out there.”
Spangler Offers Alternative
To S4OO Tuition Proposal
BY JAMES LEWIS
UNC System President C.D. Spangler
urged members of the UNC Board ofTrust
ees to consider modifying or completely
scrapping the S4OO tuition increase on the
table at Thursday’s special meeting.
Spangler warned trustees that the Uni
versity would be fundamentally changed if
they approved the tuition increase.
“The reason I am here today and am
speaking so directly is because I hope you
do not unwittingly undermine the future of
our University by trying to do something
good for our faculty and instead bring
He proposed exempting any tuition in
crease from all students at UNC who are
currently on financial aid, using the gener
ated funds only to supplement faculty sala
ries which were below the top fifth for
national averages, and phasing any in
crease in over a four-year period.
Under the current plan, all students
would face a S4OO tuition increase, with
some professional and graduate students
facing an additional $2,600 tuition charge.
At least 35 percent of the new revenue
would go toward student aid, with the
remaining 65 percent going toward faculty
salaries and library funding.
As an alternative plan, Spangler urged
trustees, students and faculty to present a
UNC Drops to 27th Overall
In U.S. News Annual Rankings
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Continuing a trend, UNC fell one place
in U.S. News & World Report’s annual
rankings of America’s best colleges.
UNC was ranked 26th overall last year
in the comprehensive list of national uni
versities. TTiis year, UNC fell to 27th.
“We would like to be first. The question
is how do we get there?” said Chancellor
Michael Hooker at a special Board ofTrust
ees meeting Thursday.
UNC ranked fourth among the public
universities included in die survey, behind
the University ofViigmia at 19th, the Uni
versity of Michigan at Ann Arbor at 24th
and the University of California at Berke
ley at 26th. Harvard University ranked first
“I think that taking these numbers and
making any judgments about quality is
simplistic,” said Associate Provost Marilyn
Yarbrough. “I don’t place any value on foe
rankings, because so many times we’re
comparing apples and oranges. Reputa
tion generally lags behind actual feet. I
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Instead of raising tuition, foe UNC
system president proposed a foree
prong alternative to ra*s3. faculty
salaries. ft \
1) Alt student* already on financial aid
would be exdiprt from foe tuition
2) Any tuition money mad to supple
ment faculty salaries could only be
used to raise thafr eateries into the top
fifth in AAUP professor salary rankings.
3) Any increase would be phased in
over a foupfemr periodjpminimize
impact on student* already enrolled at
UNC. . '
united front at the next session of the Gen
eral Assembly to seek more funding for
Spangler said that at the same time
University officials shouldnot request funds
for capital or program improvements in
order to get money for salary increases.
“This united approach can be success
fill,” Spanglersaid. “It would be inkeeping
with the history of this University and this
state, and it would be in keeping with our
See SPANGLER, Page 7
Asa result of the realities of sexual violence,
Henderson said the members of the center voted
last year to change the center’s mission.
“In the past we had the 24-hour crisis line and
educational programs to prevent sex violence,"
she said. “But now it is not enough to be reactive.
We want to be proactive and stop sex violence
from happening, and we do that through educa-
See HENDERSON, Page 2
don’t put a lot of stock in them, but then
again, other people do.”
Yarbrough said the fell in rankings did
not reflect a real decline in UNC’s quality,
and that there was not much of a real
difference between the top-ranked public
UNC-system President C.D. Spangler
also said he was unfezed by the fell in
“It is very hard to rank public universi
ties,” Spangler said. “Asa public univer
sity, we are doing a very good job serving
the state of North Carolina.”
Although UNC was not in the top 25 of
the comprehensive list, foe University did
hold higher rankings in several other cat
For foe first time ever, foe magazine
ranked universities in their commitment to
undergraduate teaching. The magazine said
they decided to do this as part of a ranking
because “foe classroom is foe most impor
See RANKING, Page 4