Volume 103, Issue 71
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Cabinet May Lobby
Board to Put Off Vote
BY JENNIFER BURLESON
The executive branch of student gov
ernment voted Tuesday to consider asking
the Board of Trustees to postpone making
a decision about the proposed s4ootuition
Cabinet member Sean Behr, a junior
from Staten Island, N. Y., said the possible
tuition increase might cause difficulties for
students who received financial aid in the
past, but would no longer receive it if cuts
to federal financial aid were enacted.
The decision about federal cuts to finan
cial aid should be made by November, said
Student Body President Calvin
“If the campus asks me to recommend
waiting, I will recommend waiting,”
The Board of Trustees is scheduled to
vote on the tuition increase on Friday.
Cabinet members said something
needed to be done to inform the federal
government about how the students felt
about the budget cuts.
One proposal was to bring U.S. Rep.
Fred Heineman, R-N.C., to campus to
have him talk with students in person.
Cunningham said if Heineman were
not able to come to UNC, then he would
attempt to organize a video teleconference
with the representative.
“I think that it is important to bring
Heineman to the students,” Cunningham
“I’ll first invite him to a discussion, but
BOT Members to
Hold Round Table
■ Leaders of campus groups will have a
chance to voice concerns over the proposed
hike Thursday afternoon.
BY BRONWEN CLARK
Student leaders who feel the UNC Board of Trustees is largely
ignoring their concerns about the tuition issue will have an
opportunity to vent their frustrations in person Thursday at 2:45
Members of the BOT, including Chairman Billy Annfield, will
be on hand for a round table discussion with student leaders to
answer questions and listen to opinions on the hike. The meeting
is tentatively scheduled to take place in the conference room of
Suite C in the Student Union.
“This is primarily an opportunity for the leadership of those
groups rising in opposition to the proposed tuition hike to express
their concerns, ” said Student Body President Calvin Cunningham,
who organized the round table discussion.
Kim Miller, president of the Graduate and Professional Stu
dent Federation, said she hoped the trustees would enter the
meeting with an open mind. “My hope is that it is not tokenistic, ”
Miller said. “My plea is for the trustees to wait.”
Armfield said he had agreed to attend the round table discus
sion because he thought the forums had revealed a real concern
“I told Calvin (Cunningham) that I would be delighted to sit
down with students,” Armfield said. “We had such a forum last
week, and there seemed to be more students who wanted to
Annfield, who said he thought this one-on-one discussion with
students was the first of its kind, said he would meet with students
for approximately one hour before leaving to attend BOT commit
“I think forums like this are always constructive,” he said.
Miller said she hoped to convince the trustees that a more
cautious path would be wiser. “All the implications of the plan are
not yet known,” she said. “I’d like to see them wait. Why vote
Friday if the plan will not be implemented until the fall? Let’s wait.
Instead of last minute, rushed meetings, let’s have formal forums
with all the information.”
Cunningham said he thought the forum would give student
leaders a positive place in which to air their feelings on the tuition
issue in a rational and constructive way. “The purpose of the
forum is to discuss why we want to do what we want to do,”
The Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the proposed
S4OO tuition increase at its meeting Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Former UNC Student to Stand Trial for Date Rape
An alleged date rape which occurred
last December on the UNC campus in
volving two undergraduates, is scheduled
to go to trial next week in Hillsborough.
Seul Ki “Dennis" Choi, 21, a former
UNC student from Fayetteville, faces sec
ond-degree rape charges in a case reported
in December 1994.
On Dec. 4, the victim, 18, filed a report
He was arrested and charged on Dec. 8
with one count of second-degree rape at
UNC Student Stores, where he was an
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also offer to use the technologies we have
available to bring him here.”
Cunningham said the proposed tuition
increase would be distributed in the fol
lowing way: 45 percent would go to need
based financial aid, 10 percent would go to
improve libraries and 45 percent would be
allotted to merit-based teaching incentives.
The merit-based incentives would be used
to pay better teachers more money,
“I think that this is not a good tuition
raise because 45 percent to faculty salaries
is unnecessary,” Behr said. “Faculty sala
ries may be only average nationwide, but
with the cost of living here, they are very
Behr said 40 percent of the undergradu
ate classes were taught by non-faculty in
He said those people would not be re
warded with any of the money from the
“Those people care a lot about teach
ing,” Behr said.
“Professors are more interested in re
Cunningham said students were not
well-informed about the effects of the tu
ition increases, something he hoped to
“I’ve created a forum where leaders of
the Board can come together with student
leaders to talk about the tuition issue,”
“I’m going to ask the leaders of the
groups that are taking a stand on this issue
Choi was taken before Magistrate Earl
Allison and released on a $5,000 unse
The case is scheduled to be heard in
Orange County Superior Court this ses
sion by Judge David Q. Labarre.
According to the District Attorney’s
office in Hillsborough, the case probably
will be carried over until the next session of
the court, which begins Oct. 9.
Choi, who was a junior living in
Carmichael Residence Hall at the time of
the incident, is not currently enrolled at
There will be a rain dunce Friday night, weather permitting.
Students Ask Trustees to Delay
■ At a forum Tuesday night,
students asked the BOT to
postpone voting on the
proposed S4OO tuition hike.
BY ALISON FISCHER
At a Campus Y forum for students wish
ing to express their opinions on the pro
posed S4OO tuition hike, the message com
ing from most present was to ask the Board
of Trustees simply to wait.
“After 202 years of this University, why
are we making a fundamental shift in our
relations with the state in three weeks?
There is no reason the BOT needs to vote
on this now,” said student panelist John
Dervin. “If it’s not going into effect until
next year, why can’t we wait to make the
Kim Miller, president of the Graduate
and Professional Student Federation, said
she agreed with Dervin and said although
she was against the tuition hike, more time
was needed even to pass it.
“I’ve been working on this thing for a
longtime, and I learn something new every
single day. How can we make a truly in
formed decision now?” Miller asked.
Campus Y freshman representative
Kristy Huffman said she felt waiting would
give students more time to educate them
selves on the proposal. She said she was
concerned that while the majority of stu
dents at the forum were seniors or graduate
students, freshmen would be the ones most
effected by the proposal.
Dancing the Pay Away
PHOTO COURTESY OF COLLEEN BAKER
West Cameroon residents perform authentic dances. The photo, taken by UNC student
Cos leen Baker, won grand prize in the study abroad office's first annual photo contest For a
look at other winners of the study abroad office's contest, take a look at today's Focus Page
which details some UNC students' experiences while traveling or studying in other countries.
According to police reports filed Dec. 4,
the victim went with a friend to a semi
formal dance sponsored by the Spanish
House on the evening of the incident.
The Spanish House is located on the
second floor of Carmichael Residence Hall.
The victim said she ran into the suspect
during the dance, and he asked her to go
have drinks with him, police reports stated.
According to reports, the suspect and
the victim left the Spanish House.
The victim stated that she remembered
the ride back to Carmichael, but she re
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“Asa freshman I have run into many
people who don’t know what’s going on,”
Huffman said. “Waiting will give people
who want to know more about what’s
going on a chance to learn.”
Debate over the hike, which under the
proposal from the BOT’s business and fi
nance committee would go into effect in
the fall of 1996, primarily centered around
maintaining UNC’s rankings and quality
as opposed to maintaining its accessibility.
“School reputation matters, and I think
we’re going down a hill I don’t want to see
us go down,” said Student Government
Co-Secretary Christina Reynolds. “The
legislature has shown us they’re not going
to help us. I hope this shows the legislature
that we do need the money and that we
need it enough to pay for it,”
Although Eleanor Morris, director of
financial aid, said 100 percent of students
who were eligible for financial aid were
getting their need met, she acknowledged
that much of this money was in the form of
loans. Dervin said this was part of the
problem with the hike.
“The problem is that the total of loan
indebtedness has really skyrocketed na
tionally,” Dervin said. “One-hundred per
cent of need will be met, that’s a good
thing, but students will be in debt when
Miller said she felt the quality of UNC
was not being measured by the most accu
“I’m really sick of rankings. There were
so many different numbers, and I didn’t
understand why they were all so different.
Why one ranked us one way and one
ranked us another,” Miller said.
membered nothing after that, according to
The victim woke up the next morning in
the suspect’s room in Carmichael, and he
told her that he had had unprotected inter
course with her, according to police re
Police reports stated that the victim told
the suspect earlier that she did not want
anything to do with him.
The two had class together and had
gone out together as friends a couple of
times, but the victim said she did not want
a relationship, reports stated.
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leresa Nowhn, a senior political science major, looks on with concern during
Tuesday mghts tuition hike forum. Nowlin is against the tuition hike and said
she believed the student body president needed to represent the students.
Students still interested in learning more Hall, at 7 p.m. today. Student Congress
about the proposed tuition hike may at- will also consider the issue at their regular
tend a second forum, also sponsored by meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in class-
Campus Y, to be held in Chase Dining room lof the Law School.
Ethics of Unabomher
■ Local media have varied
opinions on decision to print
the terrorist’s doctrine.
BYTANIA SILVIA CALDERON
Local media professionals have mixed
feelings about the decision of The Wash
ington Post and The New York Times to
print the unaltered 35,000 word
In June, the terrorist whom FBI au
thorities have nicknamed the
“Unabomber,” said he would stop killing
if the two newspapers would agree to pub
lish the document within three months.
He said he would reserve the right to
continue bombings that damaged property
without harming people. If the papers did
not agree to the publication, he said he
would send a bomb to an “unspecified
destination with intent to kill.”
Avoiding the Sunday deadline, Donald
E. Graham, publisher of The Washington
Post, and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., New
York Times publisher, issued a joint state
ment Monday detailing their decision to
publish the document and the circum
stances surrounding it.
“From the beginning,” the statement
explained, “the two newspapers have con
sulted closely on the issue of whether to
publish under the threat of violence. We
have also consulted law enforcement offi
cials. Both the Attorney General and the
director of the Federal Bureau oflnvestiga
tion have now recommended that we print
this document for public safety reasons,
and we have agreed to do so.”
Senior managing editor of The (Ra
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Shootin' the Breeze: Carol Maver,
a professor in the art department
will chat with guests today as part of
the Bull's Head Bookstore's new
'Faculty Unplugged' series.
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of Staff Elson
Floyd said a
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leigh) News and Observer Anders
Gyllenhaal said he thought the Post had
been given more information than the gen
eral public, and assumed thatthis informa
tion made the decision easier.
“The major benefit to publication is the
possibility that more people are exposed to
it, which may surface more leads and even
tually lead to his arrest, ” he said. “Iflknew
everythingthey know, I’dprobably be open
to the same decision.”
Gyllenhaal also said he felt the situation
was too unique to encourage others.
InaNew York Times article, Sulzberger
touched on this issue saying, “Newsrooms
regularly receive messages from people
threatening dire actions unless their de
mands are met. ... Here we are dealing
with an individual with a 17-year record of
violent actions. Hard experience proves
that his threat... must be taken absolutely
UNC Journalism and Mass Communi
cation Professor Phil Meyer said, “The
newspapers are alittle naive. They’ve made
a contract, and you can’t really make a
contract with someone who you can’t even
Professor Chuck Stone, also of the jour
nalism school, said he thought the newspa
pers had set a lethal precedent, and opened
“a Pandora’s Box.” He said it might en
courage other potential murderers to de
rive publicity fromkillmgpeople andblack
maiUng newspapers. “The situation doesn’t
lead me to believe he ’ll honor his side of the
bargain,” he said.
Although both newspapers had decided
to split the $40,000 cost and responsibility
of printing the document, the Post printed
the actual article because it was the only
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take a little time to help coach 1,600
area kids who want to be like Pele.
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