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H No students turned out for
the special BOT hearing at the
BY ROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
STATES NATIONAL EDITOR
AND JENNIFER WILSON
Students at N.C. State University took
their stand on the proposed tuition hike at
Thursday’sNCSU Board ofTrustees meet
ing by remaining silent.
In stark contrast to the Sept. 7 BOT
meeting at UNC which was crowded with
protesters, the audience at NCSU’s
McKinnon Center was conspicuously void
C.D. Spangler, president of the UNC
system, was the only person to address the
board, which included NCSU Student
Body President John O’Quinn, in a meet
ing that lasted half an hour.
“We can increase N.C. State faculty
salaries in the future in other ways which
are more effective and more acceptable
than putting a tax on students,” Spangler
O’Quinn, who has come out strongly
against the hike, said that he had announced
the meeting time to students on campus,
but that they were not yet in a rallying
mode. In sharp contrast to the situation at
UNC, both the student body president and
NCSU’s chancellor have actively come
out against to the proposed increase.
“N.C. State is moving much slower
than UNC is,” O’Quinn said. “The chan
cellor is taking an analytical approach.”
Spangler attacked the hike with the same
enthusiasm that he had at UNC’s BOT
Faculty Council Endorses
S4OO Tuition Increase
■ The executive committee
issued a statement Thursday
that unanimously favored
AND JAMES LEWIS
With the Board of Trustees slated to
decide on the possible S4OO tuition in
crease at its meeting next Friday, another
university group has come out strongly in
favor of die hike.
The executive committee of the Faculty
Council issued a statement Wednesday
which “unanimously and enthusiastically”
endorses the S4OO proposed tuition hike.
Jane Brown, chairwoman of the coun
cil, said although the statement had been
unanimously approved, she still had reser
“We have lots of concerns about stu
dents, especially out-of-state graduate stu
dents and the burden on them," Brown
“We’ve spent four years arguing for this
crucial need and now we’ve been given the
opportunity to remedy the situation”
However, John Dervin, a student activ
ist fighting the proposed tuition increase,
said he thought the council’s statement
would only further divide the campus com
“If the tuition hike goes through, I hope
that students don’t hold it against the fac
ulty,” Dervin said. “I think naturally this is
going to divide the students and die fac
Kim Miller, president of the Graduate
and Professional Student Federation, said
she wondered if the executive committee
was accurately representing the entire fac
“The question I would have is are they
really representative?” Miller said.
Miller said she thought the move by the
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Berates Hike at N.C. State
University of North Carolina System President C.D. Spangler speaks to the N.C. State University Board of Trustees™ 1
Thursday afternoon. Spangler was addressing the BOT about the possible S4OO tuition increase.
meeting, despite the low turnout. He pre
sented the board with a packet of materials
that supported his position. Spangler also
quoted an article from The Wall Street
Journal which said, “One study shows that
for students with family incomes of less
than $30,000 a year, every $ 100 increase in
their tuition and fees causes a 2.2 percent
decline in enrollment.”
He told the trustees that higher tuition
would divert the best students from poorer
council to endorse the tuition hike gave the
appearance that the faculty was acting only
in their own interests.
“It looks like they're putting their needs
first,” she said. “There are a lot of other
areas that need the money, not just grad
students. The only people benefitting from
this are the faculty.”
Paul Farel, a professor of physiology
and a member of the executive committee,
said he endorsed the proposal because it
recognizedUNCandN.C. State as nation
ally-known research institutions.
“We’re talking about little more than a
$lO per week difference over the school
year,” he said.
Brown said she did not want the faculty
to appear as though they were acting self
“I even am hesitant about speaking at
all,” Brown said. “I don’t want it to be
construed as self-serving. While the fac
ulty support the proposal, we also support
a renewal of out commitment to support
students and return to the legislature with
Dervin said he still had concerns about
burdening students with the additional cost.
“I would reiterate the very real and
legitimate concern that this sets a honible
precedent of balancing excellence on the
backs of students,” Dervin said. “What
will we do in two years? Will we once again
balance it on the backs of students?”
Jan Elliott, associate professor of jour
nalism and mass communication and co
chairwoman of the faculty legislative liai
son committee, which also issued a state
ment supporting the hike, said she had
been assured by people on campus that
there was enough leeway in the legislation
to cover students who would be made
needy by the additional cost.
Brov - said she believed financial aid
wouldtL jer any need s .adents would have.
“Everyone agreed that this is a crucial
part of excellence in the future,” she said.
“The faculty is not all that is needed for
excellence, but they are at the core.”
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Sports, page 7
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counties from attending NCSU. This, he
said, would deprive the university of its
diversity by creating two classes of stu
“We would have the wealthy who can
pay, and we would have the poor who
would be on educational welfare, ” Spangler
Spangler promoted the same compro
mise that he presented to UNC’s board
members last week.
Town Still Trying to Repair Flood Damages
Almost three weeks after floodwaters
evacuated homes and damaged property
around Chapel Hill, the town and its resi
dents are continuing to repair the damage.
Managers and residents of apartment
buildings are still calculating damages and
cleaning up. Judy Lindsay, manager of
Camelot Village, said she was unsure of
the final figure for damages from the Aug.
“We’re in the middle of reconstruction
here,” Lindsay said. “We’re trying to get
people back into their homes and get the
outside fixed up. It’ll be the middle of next
week before all the numbers are clear.”
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First, students already on financial aid
should be exempt. Second, because par
ents of students currently enrolled at the
schools have budgeted college costs with
out the hike, it should be phased in over a
four-year period. In addition, the money
could not be used to pay professors in
excess of SBO,OOO per academic year.
Another negative result of the hike, he
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At Estes Park Apartments on Estes
Drive, residents have moved back into the
six evacuated apartments.
“We replaced all the carpet in those
apartments, ” said Manager Crystal Moore.
"Any other damages were covered by the
residents’ renters insurance.”
Moore said the residents were satisfied
with evacuation efforts and repairs.
“A lot of people just got a motel,” she
said. “The fire department was here but
there wasn’t much they could do.”
The Chapel Hill Fire Department also
played a role in the recovery effort of the
past two weeks.
“We’ve worked with our Inspections
Department to get apartments inspected
and get residents back into their homes as
GSU: No Contract
Signed With Williams
■ Officials in Illinois mull
over decision to formally hire
former UNC professor.
BY JAMES LEWIS
Governor’s State University has not yet
signed an official contract to hire former
UNC English professor James Williams,
according to an official at the Illinois uni
Connie Zonka, GSU public relations
director, said Thursday that while officials
have an oral agreement to sign Williams,
they are considering whether to make the
agreement final. “We’re still in limbo on
proceeding on him,” she said. “We have
not signed the official contract.”
Zonka said officials at the Chicago-area
institution were still in the process of ex
ploring issues surrounding Williams’ case.
“We’re certainly going to be attune to
what goes on,” she said. “These have been
some new matters and we’re looking into
it. We talk about it rather a lot.”
She said she did not know when a final
decision would be reached on whether to
make the hiring final. Williams is sched
uled to begin his new job on Monday.
Williams, former director of UNC’s
composition program, resigned after Chan
cellor Michael Hooker initiated dismissal
procedures against him last July.
UNC became a lightning rod of criti
cism last summer after Williams’ affair
with a former student became known dur
ing his lengthy divorce and custody battle.
quickly as possible,” said J.H. Robertson
Jr., deputy fire chief and fire marshal.
“As ofMonday, about two-thirds of the
apartments had been approved for resi
dence by the building inspector, and that
number has risen by now,” he said.
Efforts are also under way to clean up
damaged town property, especially
Umstead Park and the Bolin Creek
Greenway. At Umstead Park, the Chapel
Hill Public Works Department has replaced
playground sand and is putting down as
phalt in the parking lot and other damaged
“We’re continuing to follow up (repair
ing the damage by) building fences, paving
and landscaping,” said Bruce Heflin, the
public works director. “It’ll be a little while
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Zonka said that as part of their evalua
tion, GSU officials were in the process of
interviewing members of the original search
committee which selected Williams
Williams, who was selected in a nation
wide search for director of the school’s
Writing Across the Curriculum program,
resigned from UNC effective Nov. 1. Wil
liams will continue to draw his $64,000
until the resignation becomes final.
If GSU officially signs Williams, he will
be receiving pay from both institutions at
the same time. However, Zonka said the
double pay was not unusual for professors.
“That’s not uncommon in higher edu
cation when people are shifting jobs,” he
said. “That’s not any problem for us.”
Susan Ehringhaus, UNC’s chief legal
counsel, said the salary issue was settled in
“An agreement was reached that he
submit his resignation effective November
1 and that he would resign and receive that
money,” Ehringhaus said.“ The chancel
lor accepted (the resignation) in light of the
best interest of the state and the University
and the cost incurred as a consequence of
dismissal hearings,” she said.
One of the factors GSU officials are
watching is a custody battle between Wil
liams and his former wife, Ashley.
Williams, who is now in Chicago, failed
to deliver his 7-year-old son to his former
wife, Ashley, on Wednesday.
Orange County District Judge Lowiy
Betts denied a request by Williams’ ex
wife to grant her an emergency change in
custody. Ashley Williams appealed the
decision and anew hearing for the motion
is scheduled for Oct. 9 in Hillsborough.
before that’s completed.”
Bolin Creek Parkway will soon be open
for pedestrian traffic. Two unpaved sec
tions of the path will be repaired in three to
four weeks, said Chapel Hill Parks and
Recreation Department administrative
analyst Bill Webster.
Although the Aug. 27 rain made flood
prevention an important issue for the city,
Webster said short-term concerns de
manded the most immediate attention.
“As far as long-term ideas, it could take
a long time to weigh alternatives,” he said.
“This was the worst flooding I’ve seen in
the 15 years I’ve been here. It could be
years before that happens again, or it could
be tomorrow. For right now we just need
to get our facilities back in order.”