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Former CAA, BSM Official Served While Not Enrolled
Bv Lauren Beal
Assistant University Editor
Preliminary investigations into a pos
sible Honor Code violation have shown
that a major former officer of both the
Carolina Athletic Association and the
Black Student Movement held his posi
tions without being enrolled at the
Brian Elliott, former BSM treasurer
and CAA chief of staff until Dec. 9, has
not been enrolled at UNC for more than
three semesters -a fact uncovered after
Police Intensify Safety Efforts
Bv Derick Mattern
After last semester’s campus pedes
trian death, more UNC police officers
are now on the beat and safety experts
have been called in as the University
steps up its efforts to protect walkers.
Chapel Hill Police Department Chief
Derek Poarch said he had assigned two
officers to work overtime shifts along
heavily traveled campus areas such as
Manning Drive, South Road and
Interim Chancellor Bill McCoy has
also appointed a 16-member committee
on public safety to suggest solutions for
pedestrian problems. The committee
met for the first time Wednesday to dis
cuss methods of pedestrian protection.
Heightened concern over pedestrian
issues arose in November when a post
doctoral dental fellow from Japan was
killed when he was struck by a car on
Poarch, who leads the safety commit-
On the Rise
The Chancellor's Committee on Student Fees recommendations must now be approved by
interim Chancellor Bill McCoy, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors.
1999-2000 2000-2001 Proposed
Fee Fee Fee Increase
Education and technology fees 244.00 13.00-15.00
Athletic fees 80,00 85.00 5.00
Health service fee 264.00 272.00 8.00
Student transit fee 40.00 47.00 7.00
Student Facilities Debt Service 40.50 78.00 37.50
Total r 668.50 482.00 569.50-571.50
SOURCE: CHANCELLOR S COMMITTEE ON STUDENT FEES
Array of UNC Events to Celebrate King Legacy
By Kate Macek
The 15th annual Martin Luther King
Jr. Memorial Banquet will kickoff a
weeklong University celebration of the
championed civil right’s birthday.
Tickets for the Sunday banquet,
which are nearly sold out, are available
for $25 at the Office for Minority Affairs
by calling 962-6962.
All other events during the week are
'The week is a commemorative event,
but is also meant as a way to educate
students and community members, said
Archie Ervin, chairman of the
Chancellor's Committee for the cele
Small discussion sections throughout
the week will serve as the educational
“The goals (of the week) are ... to
pause and commemorate and reflect
upon the life of the most influential peo
ple in the United States’ history,” Ervin
“(King is) mentioned here and in
other countries in the same breath as
Gandhi. It’s also designed to educate
people about humanity. We want to
keep these kinds of issues to the fore
The committee is coordinating the
events and are sponsoring some of them
along with more than 20 other campus
groups, student organizations and
Julian Bond, the chairman of the
board of the National Association for
an investigation into his alleged misuse
of University property. Elliott declined
to comment Thursday.
All major officers for an officially rec
ognized student organization must be
registered, full-time students, said Jon
Curtis, assistant director for student
Organizations must submit an appli
cation for official University recognition
at the start of each school year. The
application requires the organization to
list the name, contact information and
personal identification number of its
tee, said officers had already racked up
more than 40 citations since they began
patrolling Monday. Tickets have been
issued to drivers for both speeding and
failing to stop for a pedestrian.
“We’re serious about this,” Poarch
said. “We’re going to make sure we do
everything we can.”
The newly assigned officers will be
on duty from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
for the rest of the semester, he said.
“(The purpose of the committee) is to
create a more pedestrian-friendly and
safe campus,” said Ronald Strauss, a
committee member from the
Department of Dental Ecology.
Committee member Gary Slade,
from the School of Dentistry, blamed
inadequate campus design for some
“There is an insufficient number and
design of crosswalks,” he said.
Slade said “traffic islands” would
soon be constructed on South Road to
help alleviate pedestrian problems.
Traffic islands are raised medians on
the Advancement of Colored People,
will discuss living with compassion and
building a unified community for the
next century as part of the week’s
Bond, the founder of the activist
Student Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee, was chosen because of his
extensive and varied background in
civil rights activism and in academics,
“(Bond) has direct historical linkage
to Dr. King's era,” Ervin said. “He
seems to present something for a lot of
Bond will address students and com
munity members at 7:30 p.m.Jan. 20 in
The committee will present their 19th
annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Scholarship of SSOO to a UNC junior at
the program. The award goes to a stu
dent whose activities demonstrate com
mitment to humanitarian ideals.
Prior to Bond’s speech there will be a
candlelight vigil and procession to
Memorial Hall starting in the Pit.
A separate candlelight march is slat
ed for Wednesday night, beginning at
various points on campus.
Participants will meet at 6:30 p.m. in
the Pit and file into the Great Hall for a
program including an Indian dancing
group, a gospel choir and speeches by
two ministers who participated in the
civil rights movement.
“The one on Wednesday will be
more focused on the spiritual side of Dr.
King and bringing people together that
way,” said junior John Folliard, the vigil
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either side of crosswalks that narrow the
road, forcing drivers to slow down. The
islands will also display stop signs.
Other ideas include creating new
crosswalk signs, raising crosswalks and
improving bus stop locations, Slade said.
Students had mixed reactions to the
need for more safety measures. “(Safety)
is not an issue, (students) don’t think
about it a whole lot,” said Bridgette
Enloe, a junior from Asheboro.
Enloe said students also contributed
to the lack of pedestrian security. “Most
people are very courteous, but it’s the
students who don’t stop (for pedestri
But some students, such as freshman
Jake Reynolds from Chapel Hill, did
appreciate efforts that have already been
made, such as temporary caution signs
placed at crosswalks.
“I’m less nervous about crossing with
the (stop) sign.”
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Students Will Likely Face S7O Hike in Fees
By Courtney Weill
Students will have to shell out about
S7O more next year to cover student fee
increases approved Thursday night.
The Chancellor’s Committee on
Student Fees recommended a proposed
student fee increase of $69.50 to $71.50.
The committee will put fee recom
mendations before the Board of Trustees
on Jan. 27 for approval and then the
Honoring the Dream
town °f a P and t l’ e University are holding events that celebrate the
life and teachings of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King ir. next week.
Sunday, Jan. 16:
7 p.m. - 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet,
Morehead Planetarium Banquet Hall
Guest speaker N.C. Rep. Henry M. "Mickey" Michaux, Jr., D-Durham. Tickets $25.
Call 962-6962 for more information.
Monday, Jan. 17:
9:15 a.m. - Youth Leadership Day, Great Hall in Student Union
Day of training in cultural understanding and reconciliation for Chapel Hill and
Carrboro youth. Sponsored by Student Government.
11 a.m. - Rally for Martin Luther King Jr„ Franklin Street Post Office
Rev. Maria-Theresa Palmer will open a march down Franklin Street to First Baptist
Church on North Roberson Street.
1 p.m. - Church service at First Baptist Church
Alderman Joal Brown as keynote speaker.
Wednsday, Jan. 19:
Noon - A Show of Hands for Peace and Unity, Polk Place *
Gathering with multi-cultural presentations and open microphone.
5:45-6:30 p.m. - Candlelight Processions to the Community Unity Vigil
from various locations to Great Hall in Student Union
Various multi-cultural groups will meet for a singing, dancing and speaking
sponsored by Campus Ministers Association Student Council. Contact 914-5155.
Thursday, Jan. 20:
6:45 p.m. - Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil, the Pit
Procession to lecture and program at Memorial Hall.
7:30 p.m. - Keynote Lecture: Julian Bond / Presentation of 19th
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, Memorial Hall
Bond, a civil rights activist since the 19605, will speak on "Living With
Compassion and Building on Dr. King's Legacy in the Next Century."
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“The purpose is to bring together dif
ferent people who wouldn’t otherwise
come together in a way Dr. King would
Pruitt, Vice President Jamie Joyner,
Secretary Daren Rhyne and Treasurer
Patrick Frye as the four primary officers.
Elliott, the fifth CAA officer as chief of
staff, was not listed and therefore his stu
dent status was not reviewed.
Pruitt said Elliott completed and sub
mitted the application in August, a duty
that falls under the role of the chief of
staff. “There’s only spaces on there for
four officers, and he neglected to put his
name on it,” Pruitt said.
The University Registrar Office’s
records show that Elliott entered UNC
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Students hold up traffic crossing South Road on Thursday. Since Monday, University Police have issued more
than 40 citations for speeding and crosswalk violations. Two officers patrol campus for such infractions.
Board of Governors in February.
The total change is comprised of five
different fee increases.
Student Body President Nic Heinke,
committee co-chairmen, and Associate
Vice Chancellor for Finance Roger
Patterson will further discuss a sl3 to
$ 15 increase in education and technol
ogy fees with interim Chancellor Bill
McCoy before the January BOT meet
"After this last point of discussing (the
have wanted us to.”
The University Editor can be reached
in fall 1996 and withdrew from the
school one month into the spring 1997
term. He began to take classes again dur
ing the 1997 summer sessions and con
tinued as an enrolled student through the
second summer session of 1998.
Elliott has not been enrolled at UNC
Although he was not enrolled in fall
1998, the BSM application for recogni
tion was submitted Sept. 28, 1998 with
Elliott listed as treasurer.
BSM President Chris Faison, co-vice
president at the time, said he was not
fee increases) with the chancellor, it’s
rare that any other body will call it into
question,” Heinke said.
The committee approved proposed
increases to the education and technol
ogy fee by the College of Arts and
Sciences and School of Education and
rejected proposed increases by the
School of Pharmacy.
The committee was divided on edu
cation and technology fee increases pro
posed by the School of Journalism and
By Kathleen Wirth
Assistant City Editor
Organizers of the town’s Martin
Luther King Jr. Day celebrations
Monday say the day’s events will focus
on increasing access to education for
students of color while also remember
ing the slain civil rights leader.
Will Jones, a member of the Martin
Luther Kingjr. Organizing Committee,
said the festivities would help to further
King’s desire to make education equal
ly accessible to minority students.
“Education is an obvious legacy of
Dr. King and the civil rights move
ment,” he said.
The festivities will begin with a rally
at 11 a.m. at the Franklin Street Post
Office. A march will follow, winding
down Franklin Street and ending at the
First Baptist Church, located on North
Roberson Street, for a 1 p.m. service.
Coordinators of the march point to
unusually low numbers of minority stu
dents in “gifted” programs as well as a
disproportionate number of minority
See MARCH, Page 2
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aware that Elliott was not enrolled as a
student. Elliott submitted a letter of good
standing to the BSM in February 1998
when he was elected treasurer, Faison
said. “After that letter is received, we
have no formal way of tracking a stu
Tamara Bailey, 1998-99 BSM presi
dent, could not be reached Thursday.
On Oct. 22,1998, the BSM submitted
a change of officers form that named
Brian Rodgers as interim treasurer. No
See ELLIOTT, Page 2
Members questioned whether the
school had completed a comprehensive
needs-assessment and demonstrated
The chancellor will make the final
derision to reject the journalism school’s
entire proposal or approve the propos
al minus a request for equipment to out
fit anew computer lab.
See FEES, Page 2
Gates Steps Down
Billionaire Bill Gates announced
Thursday that he would step down as
chief executive officer of Microsoft, the
company he founded. The news comes
as federal agents are deciding the fate
of his company. See Page 2.
BOG Talks Drugs
A disproportionately low number of
drug citations at UNC-Chapel Hill has
Board of Governors members worried
that the University’s laws might not be
stringent enough. The BOG today will
discuss a tuition plan. See Page 3.
Run for the Border
Franklin Street has lost one of its many
Mexican restaurants the Wicked
Burrito. The restaurant, which is
owned by the same corporation as the
Lone Star restaurants, was losing
money in the long run: See Page 4.
Tar Heels Fall Again
How much does the North Carolina
women’s basketball team miss Nikki
Teasley? The Tar Heels scored only 15
points in the first half against Georgia
Tech Thursday and lost their fourth
consecutive game. See Page 7.