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Only One Trustee Votes Against Tuition Hike
The Board of Trustees voted Friday
morning almost unanimously in favor of
the academic enhancement fund, raising
tuition by $400 beginning in the next aca
Cressie Thigpen was the only trustee to
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Student Body Co-Secretary Mohan Nathan, who actively opposed the
increase, sprawls out on a couch in the lobby outside Friday's BOT meeting.
Interim Provost Richardson to Stay Extra Year
■ The chancellor announced
Friday that he wants to keep
the professor’s experience.
Richard Richardson, Burton Craige pro
fessor of political science, will stay on as
the interim provost through June 1997, the
chancellor announced at Friday’s Board of
Chancellor Michael Hooker, who took
over in July, said he asked Richardson to
extend his stay as interim provost for one
year to help with Hooker’s transition into
the University community.
“I now find that Provost Richardson’s
knowledge of the professional schools and
Campaign Gets Under Way
BY WENDY GOODMAN
As election fliers and signs begin clutter
ing yards and public places throughout
Chapel Hill, town residents will not be
seeing the name or face of one town coun
cil candidate Jim Protzman.
Protzman, an in
said he had decided
not to spend as
much money on
billboards and fliers
in his re-election
campaign. He said
he would instead
focus on direct con
tact with voters in
“I decided it is
more effective going
around in neighbor
hoods talking to
people, meeting in
forums and having
Council member JIM
PROTZMAN said he
would spend less than
SIOOO on his re
my volunteers telling people to vote for
me,” Protzman said Sunday. “It is pretty
much a pure grassroots program."
Protzman said he thought that in this
type of campaign, people would get to hear
him focus on the issues, instead of just
seeing the amount of money he was willing
There is no such thing as a secret on a university campus. If you think it is, you ’re fooling yourself.
Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the State University System of Florida
cast a vote in opposition to the hike. Thigpen
is the law partner of N.C. Rep. Dan Blue,
“At end of the day the trustees have the
responsibility to the excellence of the Uni
versity,” Chairman of the Board of Trust
ees Billy Armfield said. “I feel we've re
sponded sincerely to the authors of the
state constitution, and I feel we’ve re-
the college, his experience in General Ad
ministration, and his relationships with
faculty and students are such that it is in the
best interest of the University to remain as
interim provost for an additional year, ” he
Richardson was appointed to the post
after Provost Richard McCormick resigned
July 15 to take a position in Washington
Richardson said Hooker asked him
about three weeks ago to consider staying
on another year.
“He asked me to because he felt things
were in such a transitional state that he
needed me to help,” Richardson said. “He
made a pretty convincing argument, and I
want to be helpful to him and the Univer
He also said he accepted the offer to give
some institutional continuity to the
Chapel Hill Town Council
“I originally thought I would have to
spend a fair amount of money to clarify my
positions,” Protzman stated in a press re
“With one-on-one dialogue, with people
talking to people, I believe my point of
view will be well represented. I’m working
for kids and families, economic diversity,
and good relations with the University.”
Protzman amended his filing with the
Board of Elections on Friday, saying he
would spend no more than SIOOO on the
campaign. His campaign is now in agree
ment with spending limits proposed for
municipal candidates by the Sierra Club
and the Orange County Greens.
In August, Protzman said he would not
comply with the spending limits. His new
low-cost approach is not a change of heart,
he said. Instead, he simply realized he did
not have enough time to devote to a full
“If I had more time, I would spend
more money,” Protzman said. “I’m send
ing back thousands of dollars this week to
people who sent me money. It breaks my
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,1995
Sjponded to students. There will be no addi
tional financial burden.”
The vote came after Student Body Presi
dent Calvin Cunningham introduced a
motion to delay action on the proposal
until the board could further study the
implications of the tuition increase.
“I think students at this university have
said unequivocally to the board and to me
that they want to wait on this issue,”
Cunningham said. “Therearealotofques
tions on this campus as to what this plan
Trustee Walter Davis, however, said he
thought waiting on the issue would bring
“This didn’t come easy in the legisla
ture, it came after five years of work,”
Davis said. “I implore the board not to
delay this decision. It would be very bad for
students and very bad for the University. I
think the most important thing is the S4OO
for the legislature. It is definitely to our
benefit to pass this now.”
Davis said he thought the legislature
would look upon the University more fa
vorably in the short session if the board
passed the proposed S4OO hike.
“Remember the goldenrule: Those who
have the gold, rule. That is how it is in the
legislature,” Davis said. “We have to do
our part. I’m thinking about the next ses
sion and the long session.”
Cunningham’s motion to delay a vote
on the proposal failed, with only
Cunningham and Thigpen voting for it.
Annette W ood, chairwoman of the busi
ness and finance committee, said that while
the trustees had listened to arguments both
for and against the increase, in the end the
legislation offered the University an op
portunity too good to pass up.
“We feel that this is a unique opportu
nity to pursue further excellence for our
University, as it is our responsibility to do
everything possible to enable our Univer
sity to be in the top ten near term and
number one long term,” Wood said.
The plan passed Friday by recommen
dation from the business and finance com
mittee calls fortuition for both undergradu
ates and graduate students to be raised by
said he would not
apply for the
stayed in the office
Richardson was a
valuable resource as
he navigated the
“When I say
Dick and fare sail
ing in uncharted
doesn’t have a chart
either, but at least
he’s familiar with the vessel, ” Hooker said.
“That helps enormously.”
Hooker said the search for a permanent
provost, which was set to begin this fall,
would now begin this time next year.
Touchdown! The Board of
Trustees approved a $35 million
project to add 9,800 seats and a
78,000 square-foot football center
to Kenan Stadium.
University News, Page 3
No-Show: NOW President Patricia
Ireland canceled her scheduled
appearance at Saturday's N.C.
NOW convention held in Durham.
State 8 National News, Page 4
The DTH begins profiling
candidates for local offices with
looks at three of the people
running for seats on the Chapel
Hill Town Council.
TODAY: Cool, rainy; high near 60.
TUESDAY: Showers; high 60s.
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Campus Y Freshman Representative Reyna Walters and Committee Coordinator Mary Shahbazian walk out
of the Morehead Faculty Lounge after the Board of Trustees passes the S4OO hike by a 9-1 vote.
S4OO beginning in fall 1996. Law students
will face an additional S6OO increase in the
1996-97 academic year, MBA students will
face a SI3OO increase in 1996-97 and an
other $ 1300 increase in 1997-98, and phar
macy students will be hit with a $2600
increase next year.
45 percent of the money will go to stu
dent aid, 45 percent will be allocated to
faculty salary increase, and the remaining
10 percent will go to the libraries.
Thigpen, who cast the only dissenting
Richardson said he would not apply for
the permanent position but added that he
would be available to advise the search
“I said from the beginning I did not
want to do that,” he said. “I will certainly
try to advise the committee about what I
perceive the requirements of the job.”
Richardson, who usually teaches an
introductory course in political science and
several advanced courses, said he missed
contact with students.
“While I miss the students, I figure this
is what I should be doing,” he said.
He added that he might try to pick up
some smaller teaching duties next year if
his job permits.
“I felt this job was so demanding and
important that I can’t,” he said. “I just
can’t right how because I am so irregular
about where I am.”
‘Dansing’ the Night Away at Seeds of Sheh
Escaping to the Carribean or traveling
to Africa on a whim might seem a bit out of
reach for a student’s budget, but a weekend
night at Seeds of Sheba at 115 Graham St.
can affordably offer the sights, sounds and
tastes of African and Carribean culture.
“Taste of The Tropics” comes to life on
Friday nights as DJs play dance music
from the Carribean. “We play more dance
hall reggae and soca on Friday nights,”
said Jah Musa, owner of Seeds of Sheba.
He said last weekend’s DJ was Special K
Soca and calypso are both native to
Trinidad; the melodies include the sounds
of flutes, drums, guitars and saxophones,
along with rhyming verses. Most people
are familiar with the famous English song
“Day-O” or “Banana Boat Song.”
“Danse Afrique” is the theme on Satur
day nights as guests groove to a mixture of
African, roots reggae, dance hall reggae
and Calypso music.
Josiah Kuigot, a 1993 graduate ofUNC
and sponsor of Josiah Productions, which
puts on “Danse Afrique, ” said the point of
the night was to expand Americans’ hori
zons. “I want to reach out to the Ameri
cans and introduce them to African mu
sic,” he said. On one night, he said, there
were people from 22 different countries
Kurgot is from Kenya and started
“Danse Afrique” last February after people
asked him to establish an African dance
club. “Danse Afrique” originated at Cres-
vote, said he did not think the academic
enhancement fund was the best way to
increase faculty salaries.
“I thought the legislature should appro
priate the money, it is their responsibility,”
Thigpen said. “We’re not in dire economic
times, there is a surplus in the state, they’re
giving cuts to the rich, yet still trying to tax
kids. I fear it might be setting a very bad
“I think any institution would like to
add money to increase salaries, but I hope
UNC Police Investigating
Arson in Old West Blaze
Officials are still investigating a suspi
cious fire which occurred early Friday
morning in Old West Residence Hall.
According to police reports, a piece of
cloth was lit on the window ledge of the
first-floor laundry room. Police estimated
damages to the landmark at $2,000.
University Police Capt. William Dunn,
who is in charge of the investigation, said
officials could not determine if the fire was
intentionally set until the results came back
from laboratory tests.
“The test results from the lab haven’t
come back yet, so as of now, we are saying
Carrboro residents Edwin Chukwurrah and Carolyn Williams groove to Calypso
tunes Saturday night at Seeds of Sheba, located at 115 N. Graham St.
cent City Music Hall, but the crowd grew
too large and and had to be moved to Seeds
Chikoma Kazunga, a third-year gradu
ate student of public health from Zambia,
said he loved the music because it evoked
feelings of Africa for him. “We want to get
everyone to come, not only Africans,”
The music played includes dance hall
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other institutions realized this is a special
Cunningham said the issue had put him
in a difficult position in campus politics.
“It puts me in an awkward situation,”
he said. “I don’t expect students to agree
with me, but I do ask them to respect my
judgment. It is a very difficult and awk
ward situation. I really do think that it is in
the best interests of the students and the
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it was a suspicious fire,” Dunn said.
Dunnsaidhedidnotknow when the lab
report would be back.
Aran Subramanian, president of Old
West, said he had been walking through
the opposite entrance of Old West when he
heard a beeping sound.
“It wasn’t as loud as a fire alarm, but it
was loud enough for my friend and I to
hear,” he said. “So we went to see what
was going on and saw smoke coming from
underneath the door.”
Subramanian said he tried to extinguish
the fire with a cup of water he had been
carrying but wasn’t successful. Shortly
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reggae from Silver Cat, roots reggae from
Bob Marley and The Whalers, calypso
from Mighty Spam, soca from artists Baron
and Leon Caldero, and African artist Koffi
Olamide Tchatcho from Zaire.
On Oct. 23, Josiah Productions will
host Kenyatta Day at Seeds of Sheba in
celebration of the national holiday. The
See SHEBA, Page 2