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Search Continues as 'Chancellor Shalala' Rumors Hushed
By Katie Abel
The search for UNC’s ninth chancel
lor continues silendy after rumors were
squelched that U.S. Secretary of Health
and Human Services Donna Shalala
would become the University’s next
UNC students and professors left for
Spring Break speculating about whether
Shalala was in line for the chancellor spot
Whispers had circulated around cam
pus March 9 that the Chancellor Search
UNC Pushes Buttons,
Upsets No. 1 Stanford
By Brian Murphy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was a
moment indicative of North Carolina’s
Bill Guthridge letting his talented
have it right
there on the
nered coach, desperately searching all
season for the right buttons to move
along an underachieving bunch, let
Joseph Forte have it during a timeout
with seven minutes left.
said to me,
or stop shoot-
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ing,”’ said Forte, UNC’s leading scorer.
“I didn’t want to stop shooting.”
So Forte, who had missed eight of his
10 shots in the game, including his last
five, calmly scored the game’s next eight
points on a leaner and two 3-pointers
from the top of the key.
The run turned a two-point deficit
into a 53-47 UNC lead as the eighth
seeded Tar Heels knocked off No. 1
Stanford 60-53 in the second round of
the NCAA Tournament.
After the shots, the 62-year-old
Guthridge was back to his affable self.
“He had a big smile on his face. He
said, ‘That’s the way you’re supposed to
shoot the ball,”’ said Forte, who had 17
A group of state legislators
visited UNC-CH, N.C. State
and N.C. Central to examine
the schools' capital needs.
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
State legislators traded office chairs
for bus seats to examine firsthand the
funding needs of three UNC-system
schools, including UNC-Chapel Hill.
Joined by administrators, senators
and representatives from the Joint
Select Committee on Capital Needs
hopped on the bus Friday to tour UNC
CH, N.C. State and N.C. Central uni
But some committee members said
they were ready to end the visits and
start the number-crunching process.
Rep. Martin Nesbitt, D-Buncombe,
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nabbed Shalala for
reported last week
that she told the
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months ago that
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How Sweet It Is!
points on 6-of-14 shooting.
Forte and the rest of his mates have
taken to Guthridge’s new demeanor.
“We feed off his energy,” forward
Kris Lang (10 points) said. “And Joseph
took it the right way.”
After a season of searching,
Guthridge and his team are finally com
ing up with some answers.
“Maybe we’re pushing the right but
tons now,” Guthridge said after the Tar
Heels (20-13) secured their 20th win for
the 30th consecutive season.
The streak appeared in jeopardy as
Stanford jumped to a 21-13 lead by dom
inating the glass. The Cardinal grabbed
10 offensive rebounds to combat a woe
ful 10-for-29 performance from the field.
But UNC got hot from outside.
Trailing 25-17, Capel connected on the
Tar Heels’ first 3-pointer of the game.
The trey ignited an 11-2 ran, giving
UNC a 28-27 halftime lead.
Capel hit another 3 during the
stretch, and Julius Peppers provided
another spark, blocking two shots, scor
ing three points and collecting one steal.
“It all started with our defense,”
UNC center Brendan Haywood said of
the run. “We finally started boxing out,
our defense put some pressure on their
shooters, and we started clicking.”
Halftime didn’t stop the Tar Heels’
momentum either as UNC began the
second half with a 6-0 spurt.
But Stanford eased its way back into
the contest with a couple trey of its own
before Forte’s spree ended its champi
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School of Medicine Dean Jeffrey Houpt addresses a legislative
committee last week as they gauged UNC's infrastructure needs.
said the tours had become repetitive,
and it was time for committee members
to start meeting and reach a decision.
The committee was formed to rec
ommend a course of action on capital
needs across the system after a multibil
lion dollar bond request by UNC-sys
tem President Molly Broad failed to pass
the N.C. General Assembly last sum
Committee members first traveled to
N.C. State and visited the David Clark
source told The Daily Tar Heel on
March 9 that the search committee had
picked Shalala as the next chancellor.
Shalala’s extensive political back
ground combined with her experience
as chancellor of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison seemed to match
the committee’s criteria for UNC’s next
Several developments had also indi
cated the search was nearing its end.
University of Alabama President
Andrew Sorensen withdrew from the
search March 8, prompting speculation
UNC guard Joseph Forte slams the door on Stanford in the game's closing seconds.
The freshman led the Tar Heels with 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting in the 60-53 win.
Lab Building, built in 1939.
Sharply contrasting the surrounding
discarded chairs and cabinets and areas
roped off with tape marked “CAU
TION DO NOT ENTER,” legislators
were treated to a computerized projec
tion illustrating the school’s needs.
Underscoring the university’s needs,
Chancellor Marye Ann Fox said the
David Clark building had several safe-
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that Sorensen’s withdrawal could have
been spurred by the committee taking
him off the finalist list.
Several sources said the committee
was pushing to wrap up the seven
month search by last Thursday’s Board
of Governors meeting.
But the BOG made no mention of the
hunt for UNC’s next long-term leader at
last week’s session.
Search committee Chairman Richard
Stevens said Sunday he expected the
search to continue into April.
Although the only two remaining
Systemwide Fee Increase
Follows Tuition Hikes
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
Only a month after raising tuition at
select system schools, the Board of
Governors approved unusually high
increases in student fees.
The Thursday action raised fees
throughout the system by an average of
8 percent and caused some BOG mem
bers to call for a change in the way uni
versifies submit tuition and fee increase
chairman of the
fee and tuition
increases should be presented at the
same time to allow BOG members to
consider both jointly.
In the past, tuition increases were
usually submitted before student fees.
Wilson said tweaking the system
would eliminate the possibility of a
school not receiving a requested tuition
increase and raising student fees to
search committee meetings are slated
for March 23 and March 30, Stevens
said he anticipated the committee to
schedule additional meetings this week.
The Board of Trustees also meets
Thursday and the committee could still
forward its list of finalist candidates to
the board this week.
But BOT Chairwoman Anne Cates
said she expected the meeting to pro
ceed without mention of the chancellor
The search committee must submit its
top candidates to the BOT, who must
make up the lost funds.
“That’s something I’d do,” Wilson
joked. “That’s why I’m not a chancellor.”
Other BOG members were con
cerned by the amount of the increase.
For several years, the board unofficial
ly restricted universities to a 5 percent
“We ought to be very careful about
straying from the 5 percent (limit), par
ticularly in light of the tuition increase,”
said BOG Chairman Ben Ruffin. “We set
it for a reason - fees were out of control.”
Resulting from the unanimous vote,
UNC-Chapel Hill student fees will
increase by 9 percent, reaching $850.82
for the 2000-01 school year.
Including the tuition increase, UNC
CH undergraduate tuition and fees will
hit $2,710.82 for residents and
$11,876.82 for nonresidents starting in
fall 2000. But UNC-CH students do not
pay the largest fees in the system.
N.C. State University undergraduate
students will pay SBB6 in fees, an 8 per
cent increase. UNC-Wilmington stu-
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send at least two candidates to UNC-sys
tem President Molly Broad for consid
Broad, who has ultimate discretion in
choosing a chancellor, must forward a
finalist to the BOG for approval.
Although Broad originally set May
Commencement as the deadline for a
new chancellor to be in place, she said
last week she could not speculate on
when the search would end.
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Tar Heel Women
Make Late Surge,
Advance in NCAAs
Bv T. Nolan Hayes
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - North Carolina women’s bas
ketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has said it all season: It’s not
how you start; it’s how you finish.
She was proved correct when the
Tar Heels, who were once 12-11,
won six of their last seven games to
earn an NCAA Tournament berth.
And her saying was prophetic
again Saturday night, when her Tar Heels fell behind early
against Maine before rallying for a 62-57 victory at the
Thunderdome in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
“We were a little sluggish out there in the first half and only
scored 20 points,” Hatchell said. “But in the second half, I
thought we played well. We got things going and got some
good contributions from players off
the bench, and some of our key play
ers stepped it up when they had to.”
The fifth-seeded Tar Heels (19-12)
will play No. 13 seed Rice, which
upset host UC-Santa Barbara 67-63,
on Monday at 9:07 p.m. PST in the second round.
UNC trailed the Black Bears 24-20 at intermission after
shooting 30 percent and going a span of 6:14 with no points
against Maine’s sagging 2-3 zone. UNC was l-for-9 from 3-
point range, and only three Tar Heels - forward LaQuanda
Barksdale, center Jackie Higgins and point guard Nikki
Teasley - had scored.
But things would get worse before they got better. Sparked
by three quick 3-pointers from guard Kristen McCormick, the
Black Bears (20-11) opened the second half on a 13-4 run to
grab a 35-24 lead with 16:28 to go.
The Tar Heels took a timeout, knowing they were running
out of chances to save their season.
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School cafeteria employee for
assaulting a student has led officials
to re-evaluate the hiring standards for
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