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Ed Page, chief justice of the
Student Supreme Court, reads the
decision to uphold the removal of
a controversial USSA referendum.
The Student Supreme Court
ruled that Speaker Mark
Kleinschmidt's actions were
consistent with his duties.
By Kim Minigh
Assistant University Editor
After three days of deliberation, the
Student Supreme Court announced
Sunday that the removal of a contro
versial referendum from the f ob. 15 bal
lot was constitutional and in accordance
with the Student
But the plain
tiffs in the case
said they would
continue to fight
to get the referen
dum on the ballot.
promised it to stu
dents, and we owe
it to them to get it
on the ballot,”
Barbour, a mem
ber of Alliance for
said he feared the
impact of the court's
Seeking Social Justice, and the board of
directors of the United States Student
Onjan. 21, Student Congress Speaker
Mark Kleinschmidt dropped the refer
endum from the ballot after the Student
Code's mandate for a two-thirds majori
ty vote was brought to his attention.
The referendum, which called for a
$3 increase in student fees to fund
See VERDICT, Page 4
UNC Students to Stage
Kinder, Gentler Protest
By Katie Abel
Students will continue their fight to keep UNC
tuition low at this week’s Board of Governors meet
ing, but the signs and chants of protest that defined
their opposition last fall are no longer part of the
The BOG meeting, which will be held Thursday
and Friday at the Carolina Inn, marks the third round
in a five-month debate about whether UNC should
raise its tuition to fund faculty salary increases.
The board will evaluate UNC-system President
Molly Broad’s tuition increase plan, which calls for
a $475 increase during the next three years. The
BOG will then make a recommendation to the
N.C. General Assembly for approval this summer.
Broad’s plan includes a one-year, S2OO increase
at UNC and N.C. State University to help fund fac
ulty pay boosts.
The proposal also calls for a $275 increase at all 10
UNC Could Make Up Snow Days on Weekend
By Derick Mattern
Interim Chancellor Bill McCoy is
expected to announce a revised semes
ter schedule by Wednesday after a stu
dent committee advised holding class on
weekends and Good Friday to make up
three snow days.
Provost Dick Richardson and McCoy
met with the Student Advisory Committee
to the Chancellor and the deans of several
departments Friday to discuss options for
making up the three days of missed class-
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will examine the
top five student
issues based upon
the paper's survey
of 300 students.
The accessibility of
By Jason Arthurs
Following a year of work between
student government and Carolina
Dining Services, this year’s student
body president candidates still have
high hopes for improving food
accessibility and quality on campus.
Longer hours at Chase Hall,
more affordable meals, increased
meal plan options and CDS staff
appreciation are just some goals of
this year’s candidates.
Student Body President Nic
Heinke said he and this year’s
administration made some good
progress with CDS, but admitted
system schools during the next
three years for high priority
capital needs on all campuses.
The Coalition for
Educational Access will hold
meetings at 9 p.m. today in 111
Murphey Hall and Tuesday at
a yet-to-be-determined time
and place to update students
on Broad’s plan.
Coalition member Michal
Oslerwei! said students
would attend the meeting to
alert BOG members of their
presence but had no plans to
stage vocal opposition.
Hie approach differs vast-
ly from the large-scale protests that brought more
than 400 students to the Board of Trustees meeting
See FIGHT, Page 4
Man has his will —but woman has her way.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
es due to the monster snowstorm that hit
the state two weeks ago.
UNC-system General Administration
mandates that all system schools have
150 class days each academic year.
After determining weekends to be the
best option, committee members wres
tled with religious issues, deciding that
one Saturday and one Sunday would be
fair to all faiths.
The committee recommended
Sunday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, March
25, as the best dates.
Much more concern centered around
DTH MARGARET SOUTHERN
Sophomore vegetarian Emily Askew (left) and vegan Tanya Kim eat carefully chosen meals at Chase Hall.
Vegetarians sometimes have difficulty finding a variety of meat-free meals at the campus dining halls.
there was still room for improve
“We made a lot of headway philo
sophically, but the issue broke down
to (the fact that) dining is a revenue
generating area,” he said. “I felt like
we had to compromise a little more
than I wanted to.”
Heinke said he focused on South
Campus dining this year, hoping to
have Chase Hall open Fridays.
While this goal has not yet been
achieved, he stressed the need for
continued pressure on the part of his
Student body president candidate
Brad Matthews, who served as
Heinke’s senior adviser this year,
said that asking
students to fund
set a bad precedent.
DTH RACHEL LEONARD
UNC juniors Traci Durica (left) and Emily Haddad share a passionate moment while dancing
at Gotham on Friday night. The club was quickly filled to capacity for the kickoff
of the gay and lesbian party Insomnia.
Monday, February 7, 2000
Volume 107, Issue 147
Good Friday, a
members said one
option could be to
consider the holi
day a full class day
but to end classes
But there were
“It’s one thing
to take away a
said that while he understood the
difficulties of dealing with a profit
organization, he planned to contin
ue the pressure to improve hours at
“Students need good, reasonably
priced food and fast accessibility at
the places that (students) live,”
Matthews said. “You’ve got 52 per
cent of the students on South
Campus, and I expect better sendees
Matthews said he also wanted to
make CDS more financially
accountable in several areas.
“High prices at the (South
Campus) Mini-Mart give students
no choice but to open their wallets
'OUT' ON THE TOWN
Sunday (from a Christian), but Good
Friday is a much bigger holiday,” said
committee member Annie Peirce.
Other committee members support
ed the suggestion, emphasizing the non
religious nature of the University.
Richardson also outlined two other
options, including a shortened spring
break or canceled reading days.
Cutting into Spring Break did not
receive any support from the committee.
SACC Chairwoman Monika Moore
also contested replacing reading days with
class. “We need our reading days. Not
is expected to decide
and be gorged,” he said.
“At the very least we need some
good answers and an organized
focus on meeting student needs, not
Candidate Michael Harris also
emphasized the need to improve
service at Chase Hall.
“Chase has got to be open more,”
Harris said. “We’ve got to get on it
and stay on it. CDS may lose
money, but they are a service.”
Candidate Matt Martin echoed
Harris’ and Matthews’ sentiments,
saying he hoped to utilize more stu
dent pressure to gain longer hours at
See CDS, Page 4
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having them will be a strain on students.”
No policy exists at UNC for replacing
missed class days, Richardson said. In the
past, professors had been trusted to make
individual arrangements for lost time.
Richardson said students whose pro
fessors had independently scheduled
makeup classes would be exempted
from the proposed weekend classes.
“We can honor what has been done
up to this point as long as it meets the
three days missed,” he said.
See MAKEUP, Page 4
A man turned himself in to
University Police on Friday
in connection with a hit
and-run pedestrian accident.
By Alexandra Molaire
Assistant University Editor
University Police have arrested a
Durham man after he allegedly hit a
pedestrian at a campus crosswalk and
fled the scene Wednesday.
The incident marks the second
pedestrian accident on Manning Drive
in the last three months.
Police charged Tony Tosh Jr., 37, of
5 Lakemont Circle, Durham, on Friday
with felony hit and run while leaving
the scene of an accident involving an
injury and driving without a license.
.\ white utility van struck Sarah
Katherine McCarty, 26, a designer for
the Alumni Review, on Wednesday
morning while she was crossing a cross
walk near the Craige Parking Deck.
McCarty' was taken to the emergency
room at UNC Hospitals and released
McCarty said she suffered from a
broken wrist, a concussion and an
assortment of scrapes and bruises. She
refused to comment on the arrest.
University Police Chief Derek
Poarch said Tosh turned himself in after
police identified him as a suspect. “We
talked to him on Thursday evening
because we wanted to question him
Friday,” he said. “We indicated that if he
did not come in to talk to us, we had
enough to issue a warrant for his arrest.”
Police gathered information about
the suspect from eyewitness reports and
from people who contacted police after
the description was published, he said.
Poarch said he did not know if a trial
date had been set.
The first Manning Drive accident
involved Fusayoshi Matsukawa, a post
doctoral research fellow for the School
See PEDESTRIAN, Page 4
Meet the Candidates
Six students are
vying for the
position of 2000-
01 student body
president. To learn
more about this
check out their
on page 8.
Calling All Leaders
The first Association of Student Leaders
meeting of the semester will be held tonight
at 7 p.m. in 111 Murphey Hall. If you have
any questions or would like to join, contact
Managing Editor Vicky Eckennode at
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