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Trustees To Consider Stadium Expansion Plans
BY MOLLY FELMET
The Board of Trustees will consider
plans to expand seating and renovate Kenan
Stadium at its meeting Sept. 22.
“The University talked about the project
a number of years ago, but the University
rightly felt it should be put on hold until
after the University’s Bicentennial,” Di
rector of Athletics John Swofford said.
If approved, the plans will expand the
student section and increase the stadium's
total capacity from 52,000 to 60,000. Por
tions of the plan awaiting the trustees’
■ Removal of west end zone bleachers
and connecting lower-level seats with per
manent seats. This would increase seating
■ Anew field house underneath and
behind thewestendzone, facing Bell Tower
Campus Y Joins
Possible S4OO Hike
BY JAMES LEWIS AND BRONWEN CLARK
Following a low student turnout at the Board of Trustees
meeting, the Campus Y is sponsoring two forums Sept. 19 and 20
to allow students to speak out on the tuition increase proposals.
“We’re doing this so the people who oppose it can have a united
front,” said Emily Roth, co-president of die Campus Y.
Since the BOT meeting Thursday, two alternative proposals to
the flat S4OO hike have been made.
UNC-system President C.D. Spangler asked the board to con
sider amending the proposed increase to exempt those students
below the poverty line and suggested that the entire University
community return to the legislature to lobby for UNC-CH’s needs.
On Friday, Student Body President Calvin Cunningham set
forth his own plan, which calls for the exemption of graduate
students from the S4OO hike, without question.
Cunning Ham said Ke would not accept a. plan wllicil did IlOt
include a special provision for these stu
Spangler said his proposal had garnered
a huge response and that he took that as
evidence of interest. “I’ve had an immense
amount of feedback,” he said.
Roth said the Campus Y had an organi
zational retreat over the weekend which
focused the group’s attention on the tuition
“It really got our co-chairs upset about
something that our executives had been
thinking about for awhile,” she said.
She said an issues forum at the retreat
included presentations about the hike pro
posal from John Dervin, one of four stu
dent representatives at the trustees’ hear-
ing, and Mohan Nathan, student body co-secretary.
After the meeting, a half dozen members of the Campus Y went
to Spangler’s house Sunday evening to talk further about the issue,
In response to concern about the issue, Roth said the Campus
Y was planning to forge a coalition of campus groups to oppose the
She said that Campus Y officers had spoken informally to other
student groups and were planning a meeting with other student
leaders on Friday.
While some involved in the debate, including Spangler, have
warned that the issue could further divide the faculty and students
because student tuition bills would be linked so directly to faculty
pay increases, Roth said Campus Y leaders would focus on
“Our main objective is to talk to student leaders and get our
petition signed, ” she said. “We haven’t decided to go after Faculty
Council or anything like that.”
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President Bill Clinton speaks via satellite to College Democrats at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke on
Monday. Clinton's speech was broadcast to College Democrats across the country.
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If the Board of Trustees approves the proposed renovations to Kenan Stadium, the improvements will include ex
panded seating and improved media facilities.
■ A mirror image of the south side press
box on the north side, for anew preferred
seating area of 1,000.
■ Renovation of the current field house.
After Six Months,
The student body president has completed a number of projects
while the tuition debate has been grabbing headlines.
BY ADAM GUSMAN share °P ini °ns on a variety oftopics,”
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I find him very much a student
Since Student Body President advocate.”
Calvin Cunningham was elected more Wiggins said Cunningham pre
than six months ago, the University sented his particular perspective as the
has seen big changes: budget cut con- student body president, but she said he
braced his new
role last semes
ter, joining the
tee shortly after
his election, or
sition to the
budget cuts pro
posed in the
Campus Y to take a
strong stance in the
summer was no time to lie around.
“Every one of the issues I had in my
platform is on schedule to be imple
mented,” Cunningham said.
“I’m excited knowing how much
we did this summer with so few
people,” said Student Body Co-Secre
tary Mohan Nathan. “The possibili
ties are limitless this fall with more
than 100 people (working with execu
Interim Vice Chancellor for Stu
dent Affairs Edith Wiggins said
Cunningham had effectively commu
nicated his concerns to her.
“He and I meet on a regular basis to
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12,1995
“The one area we really have fallen
behind in competition with ACC colleagues
and others like Penn State is football facili
ties,” Swofford said. “Florida State, Vir
ginia, Duke and Maryland have all built
from the first six
months of Student
• Made U-bus route free for students.
• Successfully supported opening
Undergraduate Library 24 hours on
weekdays, including access to the
• Worked to prevent cuts to Point-2-Point
• Lobbied at the General Assembly for
expansion projects at the law school and
the Paul Green Theatre, for smaller tuition
increases, and against budget cuts to the
ognizing that this is a continuum
that you don’t drop programs that have
not been completed by other adminis
trations,” she said.
“I’m just generally pleased with the
level of maturity and professionalism
of student government at UNC.”
What did the executive branch ac
complish for students this summer?
■ The Undergraduate Library is
now open 24 hours on weekdays. “We
took steps to secure the Undergradu
ate Library for undergraduates,”
Cunningham said. “This was a nine-
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new football facilities and/or added to
Renovations of the current field house
would be made to include dressing facili
ties for women’s sports downstairs and an
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Calvin Cunningham takes part in a spring rally against
cuts to UNC's budget (top). Cunningham is trying to fulfil
the promises he made in his February campaign (above).
usually tried to
sides of student
how difficult it is
for any one per
son to represent
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projects begun by
tiveness is in rec-
Satellite Brings Clinton to College Democrats
■ Student leaders from
across the Triangle discuss
the student aid crisis.
ASSISTANT STATE AND NATIONAL EDITOR
College Democrats from across the Tri
angle gathered at Duke’s Teny Sanford
Institute on Monday to come out strongly
against Republican plans to cut student aid
The afternoon began with a televised
speech by President Bill Clinton. The
Clinton speech was broadcast live via sat
ellite to groups of College Democrats across
In his speech, Clinton denounced the
Republican plan to cut student aid in the
name of balancing the budget.
“Do not be fooled by the smoke screen
of balancing the budget,” Clinton said.
“We shouldn't cut education to balance
Clinton told the national audience about
two proposals he is making to help stu
dents get money for college. One is a tax
deduction for families, and the other con
expanded academic support program up
stairs, Swofford said. Recent Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools and
NCAA recommendations have listed
women’s dressing facilities and increased
space for academic support programs as
areas which must be improved.
Other parts of the plan have already
been approved, such as the field renova
tion done this summer. Renovations of
restrooms and concessions on both con
courses will take place this spring. “We
were behind the times in restroom facilities
and specifically women’s restroom facili
ties,” Swofford said. “We need more, and
we needed them yesterday.”
The total cost of the project is estimated
at $35 million, which wouldbepaid through
private funds and athletic department
money. The additional improvements to
the stadium, if approved, will take place
between the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
solidates 70 different federal training pro
grams into one fund.
Clinton also spoke in favor of
AmeriCorps, a public service program
Clinton initiated that gives tuition stipends
“AmeriCorps is giving hundreds of
young people the chance to save up for
college while serving their community,"
Raj Goyle, Duke student and coordina
tor of the Triangle meeting, agreed with
Clinton’s stance on AmeriCorps.
“I think the president made his position
clear,” Goyle said.
“AmeriCorps has received wide bipar
tisan support,” he said. ”1 think Newt
Gingrich is trying to score a victory against
Duke sophomore Lee Kenna said he
supported Clinton's desire to make educa
tion a nonpartisan issue, but he said he,
wondered whether Clinton’s plans would
have much effect on schools the caliber of
UNC and Duke.
“I don’t know how much it applies to
(Duke and UNC) and the upper echelons.
We’re getting our education," Lee said.
“It’s the average American citizen who
needs it most.”
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■ Police investigators say
foul play was behind a
‘chemical spill’ in the
Carrboro Harris Teeter early
BY WENDY GOODMAN
The State Bureau oflnvestigation deter
mined Monday that a tear-gaslike sub
stance was the cause of irritation to three
people and led to the evacuation of a
Carrboro grocery store Sunday morning.
“We are definitely still investigating the
incident,” said Carrboro Police Detective
A powdery white substance found on
the shelves near the three victims was sent
to a lab at the SBI on Monday and was
found to be a type of tear gas formerly used
by the military, Booker said.
“The lab results said it was a CS agent,
which is a tear gas-type irritant used some
times by law enforcement and the military,
but not anymore,” Booker said.
Booker said this substance was not con
tained in any cleaning substance or any
other thing that would be in the grocery
store. The only way the substance could
have been on the shelf is if someone placed
it there, he said.
“They looked at the substance earlier in
the lab, and it could not have been any
thing pertaining to Harris Teeter or clean
ing agents used there,” he said.
“Someone definitely put it there inten
tionally because nothing in the store would
have that agent in it.”
Booker said the police had no motives
or leads in the Harris Teeter chemical leak
as of yet.
However, he said there was no reason
people needed to be worried about this
happening again or of future effects from
the substance that was found in the store.
“It was probably someone who had
knowledge and access to the CS agent and
were just playing a prank,” Booker said.
“It is not something the public needs to be
Three people who were in the store
were taken to the hospital, treated for ex
posure and subsequently released Sunday
George Crcolas, the associate dean of
the pharmacy school at UNC, said expo
sure to this sort of substance was instant
and had no long-term effects.
“It was an irritant, and it obviously
affects a person exposed to it,” Crcolas
said. “It is very volatile and makes it diffi
cult for you to see clearly.”
Both Crcolas and Booker said the sub
stance detectives found is not really a health
risk, and the effects are only temporary and
Booker also said the grocery store was
now having a private lab investigate the
The Harris Teeter on North Greens
boro Street was evacuatedatapproximately
8:30 Sunday morning following complaints
from three people of burning throats and
The Orange Couty Hazardous Waste
Materials Team investigated and follow
ing a thorough cleaning of the store, it re
opened at 5:00 Sunday afternoon.
Student leaders from Duke, N.C. State
and Shaw University held a press confer
ence after Clinton’s speech.
Trevor Wells, a Shaw University stu
dent, told the crowd how the proposed
tuition cuts would affect historically black
He said the proposals tell black stu
dents that there is no place for them in
“It is nothing more than covert racism, ”
Peggy Cross, a Duke senior, reminded
the crowd of a trip several Duke students
made to Washington last semester to talk
to government officials about student aid
She said the argument they heard was
that balancing the budget is more impor
tant. Cross called the argument contradic
tory. “We have to ensure that our brightest
minds are in school.”
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