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Spangler Denies Rumors of Forced Resignation
BY ROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
UNC-system President C.D. Spangler
flatly denied rumors that he plans to an
nounce his retirement to the Board of Gov
ernors at its meeting this morning.
But two sources who said they wished
to remain anonymous told The Daily Tar
Heel that if Spangler does not resign on his
own, BOG Chairman Sam Neill will call
for a vote to oust him from his seat. Neill
was unavailable for comment at press time.
When asked if he planned to tender his
resignation to the board, Spangler said
emphatically, “That is not the situation.”
Spangler said that “nobody in any way
shape of form had pressured him to to so”
Study Shows Five
UNC Schools Are
BY NICOLE QUENELLE
Is the UNC system distributing its funds equitably?
The Board of Governors got an answer to that question Thurs
day —and they say they aren’t sure what the results mean.
What the Budget and Finance Committee did discover was
that historically black colleges lead the system in funding per
student, and that five schools are underfunded, according to a
preliminary study released Thursday.
“It’s much too early to try to definitively state what kind of
effect this will have,” BOG member Samuel Poole said.
The full BOG will review a final report of the funding equity
study at its meeting April 12.
The report, presented by Kent Caruthers, senior partner of
MGT of America Inc., was an interim briefing on the results of a
Assessing the equity of the UNC system’s funding practices in
1993-94 and 1994-95, the report showed that compared with
average funding, UNC-CH was overfunded by 4.07 percent. But
other historically black universities were overfunded by signifi
cantly higher percentages. Elizabeth City State University was
overfiinded by 22.2 percent, Fayetteville State University by 17.4
percent, Winston-Salem State University by 17.7 percent, N.C.
Central University by 13.3 percent and Pembroke State Univer
sity by 10.4 percent.
The study also showed that five institutions in the UNC system
are underfunded in comparison with the average: UNC-Greens
boro, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington, Appalachian State
University and East Carolina University.
Caruthers' study suggested that these universities be consid
ered for potential funding equity adjustments. If accepted, a full
adjustment would total approximately $23 million. Caruthers
said he would not want the board to take current funding away
from those universities that are overfunded and give it to the
The BOG will review anew funding model during the second
part of the study which must be presented to the Joint Legislative
Education Oversight Committee and the House and Senate Ap
propriations Subcommittees on Education by Nov. 15.
BOG member Keith Bryant said he was not concerned about
UNC-CH suffering in any way from any decision the board could
make in lieu of the study because it is a flagship university.
“It (UNC-CH) will always get the funding it needs,” he said.
“There may be some discomfort, but there definitely won’t be any
Bill McCoy, vice president of finance of UNC General Admin
istration, said the study examined not whether the UNC system
had adequate funds, but whether or not it was distributing the
available funds equitably.
“Our charge was not to study the adequacy, it was to study the
equity,” he said.
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Joseph Burby (left), defense counsel for Senior Class President-Elect Ladell Robbins (right), displays
the ballot box that the Elections Board says was used at the Student Union poll site.
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at this point of time.
“I’m 63. Eventually I will be 65 and the
Board of Governors and I will have that
conversation at that point in time, ” he said.
Spangler will turn 65 on April 5,1997.
The search process to find anew system
president would take about a year. At last
month’s BOG meeting, Spangler said he
would announce his plans for the future in
Keith Bryant, current president of the
Association of Student Governments and
a non-voting BOG member, said he could
not absolutely confirm information that
Spangler intended to resign under the pres
sure being mounted by BOG members, but
said, “I have heard some mention of it.”
Bryant said opposition to Spangler could
On Their Heels for NCAAs
Tic Price arrived at New Orleans in May of 1994, as
the lesser, and perhaps inconsequential, part of the
deal that brought head coach Tommy Joe Eagles
from Auburn to the Privateers to replace the outgoing Tim
Eagles was a popular pick in the area after the success he
achieved as the coach at Louisiana
Tech. He brought Price with him to
New Orleans after a disappointing sea
son at Auburn.
But two months later, while Price was on a recruiting
trip, Eagles died of a heart attack.
Price was named the interim coach, but it was his
first head coaching position, and a long tour with
the Privateers was not expected.
“I think they wanted to see how I ran my
program, and kind of watch how my kids carried
themselves, ” Price said. “They watched how I ran
my practices and ran my offense.”
By December the interim label was removed,
and Price was given a four-year contract. His
team overachieved, notching a 20-11 record.
This season the Privateers racked up a j
21-8 mark, winning their last nine games.
They won the Sun Belt regular
season and tournament and
got back into the NCAA
Tournament for the first *
time since 1993.
“Just the way they fin
ished up is just outstand
ing,” North Carolina coach
Dean Smith said. “To go on the road
to your rival school and have to win to go to the
tournament, and they did that against Arkansas-
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The Chapel Hill Town
Council faces the possibility
of having to raise bus fares.
come from the cur
political climate and
from the fact that
Spangler will be 65
years old in a little
more than a year.
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est man in North
Carolina and the
board just doesn’t
have any leverage
on him. And the
C.D. SPANGLER will
turn 65 in 13 months.
has been more interested in micromanaging
theUNCsystem. They want someone who
will play their way,” Bryant said.
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Tonight 7:40 p.m.
14. Northern Illinois
BY LILLIE CRATON
At midnight Thursday, the Student Supreme Court
had not derided whether students will go back to the
polls to choose senior class officers.
The court might hold another hearing before issu
ing a ruling.
Elections Board members defended their adminis
tration of the Feb. 20 Senior Class run-off elections at
the hearing, which went on for more than five hours.
Former Senior Class president and vice president
candidates Katie McNemy and Minesh Misery filed a
complaint Feb. 26 against the Elections Board and
Senior Class President-Elect Ladell Robbins and Vice
President-Elect Amelia Bruce after a recount showed
Robbins and Bruce as the winners of the run-off.
The initial count on Feb. 20 showed McNemy and
Mistry ahead by two votes. After three recounts, the
final count certified on Feb. 22 made Robbins and
Bruce the winners with 367 votes, beating out McNemy
and Mistry’s 366 votes.
McNemy and Mistry are suing for a re-election,
citing discrepancies between the counts and claiming
the Board was irresponsible.
Katie Savas, who voted at the Student Union on
Feb. 20, testified that the ballot box at the site was
overflowing and not well maintained.
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Spokesman for House leadership Don
Follmer said he spoke with Spangler on
Thursday, “Asa matter of fact he sounded
like he intended to be there a while.”
N.C. Rep. Leo Daughtry, R-Johnston,
said he was not aware of the current situa
tion concerning Spangler’s position with
the system, but that he was under the
impression that the relationship between
the BOG and Spangler was touchy. “I
know there have been some serious con
flicts between Mr. Spangler and theboard,”
N.C. Sen. Teena Little, R-Moore, said
she had heard that Spangler was planning
on leaving his position in the near future.
Spangler has been under fire since he
accepted the position of system president
The Privateers are led by do-every
thing guard Tyrone Garris. The 6-foot
-1 senior leads the team in scor
ing and assists, accounting
for almost 25 points per
“He’s probably our most
consistent performer at
both ends,” Price said.
j? for a long stay at the dance are slim and
doubtful. UNChas lost three ofits lastfour games,
’ and it failed to score in the final six minutes in the
quarterfinals of the ACC tournament in losing to
“I’m thinking of our other losses, we’ve had so many I
can’t remember them,” Smith said.
Since the Tar Heels started 9-2 and then ran off seven wins
in their first eight conference games, they have gone 4-6,
with one win coming against VMI.
But for the 22nd straight season, UNC received a berth in
the NCAA Tournament, the longest streak in tourney
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This weekend: Highs in the 60s.
lOyearsago. Spangler’s personal financial
success has been a magnet for criticism by
some who feel he has neglected his duties
to the 16-school UNC system.
After his involvement in a 1989 attempt
to buyout RJR Nabisco, members of the
BOG met behind closed doors to debate
whether Spangler's role in the buyout com
promised his leadership of UNC.
In addition to his current position with
the system, Spangler is the director of
Bell South Corp. and National Gypsum
Cos. He was named the 135th wealthiest
American in 1995 by Forbes magazine last
fall based on his estimated net worth of
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ers in the country.”
Price gets a chance to face the
man he grew up watching on
television in Danville, Va.,
when the Privateers meet
UNC in the first round of the
NCAA Tournament tonight
at 10 p.m. He used to watch
UNC games with his mother
and says she may be tom on
whom to root for.
er “My mama thinks he’s
% (Smith) the best coach since they
made sliced bread,” Price said.
He’s read numerous books about
Smith and says Smith has had an
influence on his coaching style.
But the team Price plays is vastly
different from the ones he used to
? For the 25th ranked Tar Heels, their
seeding is an unfamiliar position. The
only time the Tar Heels (20-10) have
been seeded lower than this season’s No.
6 slot was in 1990.
Like the 1990 Tar Heels, expectations
“As I recall, the box was nearly busting out the
sides,” she said. “It was definitely over capacity.”
Savas also testified that the ballot box was made of
cardboard and had a large central hole through which
someone could easily remove ballots. When the de
fense council presented the box that Board members
said was used at the poll site, Savas said she did not
think that was the box she had seen.
The box presented by the defense had three small
slots and was secured with metal clamps.
“(The box at the Union) had no sort of clamps, and
it had one center hole,” Savas said.
Annie Shuart, Board chairwoman, said she was
certain the box presented at the trial was the one used
at the poll site. “The Elections Board only owns two
kinds of boxes, and these are the only ones we used,”
she said. Shuart said the Board did not own a box like
the one Savas described.
Savas suggested that the box at the hearing might
have been filled and then replaced with another box
like the one she described.
Scott Barnett, a freshman serving on the Board,
said he was certain that no other box had been substi
tuted. “No ballot box was full to the extent where we
needed a second ballot box,” he said.
Several students testified that there appeared to be
no clear policy about whether or not third-year stu
dents who were classified as seniors could vote.
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■ A law student’s recent
claim adds to uncertainty
about race-based grants.
BY GRAHAM BRINK
A federal lawsuit challenging race-based
scholarships at the 16 University of North
Carolina campuses is further evidence of a
trend away from using race as a criterion
for awarding schol
Citing a 19944th
U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals ruling
that a race-based
scholarship at the University of Maryland
was discriminatory, eight white male stu
dents from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Char
lotte, UNC-Asheville, Appalachian State
University and Western Carolina Univer
sity filed suit against the UNC system in
Statesville on Monday.
The suit targets the UNC system’s $1.6
ated in the 1970s
to boost minority enrollment, gives money
to black students who want to attend pre
dominately white universities and to white
students who want to attend historically
Jack Daly, 23, a law student who is a
Republican candidate for state auditor and
lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, said that schol
arships should be based on need and merit,
not skin color.
“The majority of the student popula
tion, both whites and blacks, have had
their rights violated
by this policy,” Daly
said. “We must
strive for a color
blind society, and
that begins with a
the program point
to the increased ra
cial diversity and
in the UNC system
as reasons to main
tain the scholarship
“The UNC sys-
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UNC law school
student JACK DALY
is suing the UNC
system saying minority
presence grants violate
tem has successfully promoted diversity by
using tools, such as the minority presence
grants,” said Julius Chambers, chancellor
for N.C. Central University. “The current
challenge to this prosperous program is
In the 4th Circuit, which includes Vir
ginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the
Carolinas, the current trend toward less
emphasis on race began with the
Podberesky vs. Kirwan case at the Univer
sity of Maryland at College Park last sum-
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