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University Officials, Residents Spar Over Master Plan
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With the Chapel Hill Town Council
chambers filled beyond capacity, UNC
officials presented their Master Plan and
fielded questions from angry residents
The Town Council called the forum
after receiving a petition in August from
various neighborhoods requesting a
public venue to discuss the plan.
The Master Plan is a blueprint for
campus growth that has raised some
concern from Chapel Hill residents that
UNC’s boundaries will begin creeping
into their neighborhoods.
“It’s been a real work in progress,”
said Sue Kitchen, vice chancellor for stu
dent affairs. “Every time we meet with
a group we get a little input and change
(the Master Plan draft) a litde.”
Adam Gross, a consultant from
UNC Association of Student
Andrew Payne disagrees
with the 4 percent increase.
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The Tuition Advisory Committee to
the UNC-system president finalized a
recommendation for an across-the
board 4 percent tuition increase during
a video conference Wednesday.
The increase would make UNC-sys
tem undergraduates pay between $33
and $74 more a year -with UNC-
Chapel Hill and N.C. State University
students seeing the greatest increase.
Graduate student tuition increases at
UNC-CH and N.C. State will not
exceed $147. At other graduate univer
sities, the increases would be capped at
S7O, according to the recommendation.
The committee recommended a
slightly higher percentage increase for
graduate students because it costs the
state more to educate graduates than it
does to educate undergraduates.
The committee, which consists of 44
administrators and students from across
the system, first met two weeks ago to
discuss plans for the tuition increase -
an annual response to the system’s
increasing operating costs.
The recommendation now will go to
UNC-system President Molly Broad for
review before the Board of Governors
votes on the proposal Oct. 13.
In February, the board approved
campus-initiated tuition increases at five
system schools, including a S6OO tuition
increase at UNC-CH that will be
phased in this year and next.
Annual incremental tuition increases,
which are separate from the campus-ini
tiated requests passed in February, are
meant to prevent students and universi
ties from having to undergo drastic
tuition increases all at once, said Gary
Barnes, UNC-system vice president of
But UNC Association of Student
Governments President Andrew Payne
participated in the meeting and said he
was disappointed. “I’m not too happy
with (the tuition increase),” Payne said
after the meeting.
At the meeting two weeks ago, Payne
asked for a cost breakdown of the need
to raise tuition but after Wednesday’s
meeting was still not convinced that stu
dents should be charged more. Last
year, the system passed a 2.1 percent
increase for all 16 schools in addition to
the campus-initiated tuition requests.
See TUITION, Page 4
Baltimore-based Ayers Saint Gross, the
firm that is developing the Master Plan,
led the presentation. “You all view us as
bad guys - we’re not bad guys," he said.
“We’ve done our best to listen to you
and adjust the plan accordingly.”
Gross said the Master Plan includes a
provision for additional green space
around the campus, pulling up about 20
acres of asphalt and replacing it with
buildings and grass and trees. “We will
extend the greenways -some on terra
firma, some on buildings,” he said. “That
really is the core principle in this plan.”
One aspect of the plan includes a pos
sible land purchase to build a transit cor
ridor, alleviating the traffic pressure on
Manning Drive, a proposal that drew
sarcastic laughs from the crowd.
Ken Broun, a Mason Farm resident
who was tapped as the representative for
the residents, asked repeatedly whether
the University would exercise its right to
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Tai Chi expert and UNC graduate student Jun Wang leads Michael Shick and Chapel Hill resident Anna Williamson in a Tai Chi
exercise Wednesday afternoon. Wang teaches Tai Chi classes in Coker Arboretum on Wednesday evenings sponsored
by Spencer Triad as part of a diversity program. Tai Chi emphasizes self-centering and focus.
UNC to Welcome Shelton Today
By Elizabeth Breyer
Assistant University Editor
Robert Shelton is going away on a long
weekend with his wife.
They haven’t told anyone - not even their
children - where they’re going. But when the
Sheltons’ plane arrives at Raleigh-Durham
International Airport today, the sole candidate
recommended by the Provost Search
Committee won’t be on a romantic getaway
Tempers Flare as CAA, Fever Battle Over Seats
By Loren Clemens
and Katy Dillard
Carolina Fever members are feeling
the heat this week after the Carolina
Athletic Association cut its reserved bas
ketball seating almost in half, charging
that the spirit group’s performance last
year was lackluster.
Carolina Fever, a division of the
CAA, is a group designed to support all
UNC varsity athletic teams, especially
less recognized sports.
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
force people from their land should it not
come up for purchase in a timely fashion.
Susan Ehringhaus, senior legal counsel
for the University, responded that UNC
has never resorted to imminent domain,
a process legitimized under state statute
allowing the takeover of land by UNC.
“We have not used that power in the past,
and we prefer not to,” she said. “You’re
trying to force the University into answer
ing something that isn’t answerable yet."
Broun also asked about using UNC
owned land at Horace Williams for
some of the growth rather than expand
ing on the existing campus.
“Would it not be better to put some
housing, married families or even under
graduates, out at Horace Williams and
have them bused into the city?” he asked.
Kitchen replied that the point of the
Master Plan is to capture the communi
ty atmosphere of North Campus and
bring it to South Campus, not to move
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with his wife - they’ll be scouting Chapel Hill
and deciding if they want to call it home.
Shelton, vice provost for research in the
University of California Office of the President
and professor of physics at the University of
Califomia-Davis, plans to spend the weekend
touring the area with his wife, Adrian, and meet
ing with Chancellor James Moeser.
“The visit will be a mix of professional and
personal,” Shelton said. “I will be meeting with
people, and my wife will be discussing the new
Students who join Carolina Fever pay
a fee and attend selected games and
events to accumulate points.
They can then trade in these points
for choice basketball tickets at home
Last year, the CAA allotted Carolina
Fever members between 240 and 260
tickets per basketball game.
This year the group only received
169 tickets, 30 of which are located in
the new standing section of risers along
CAA President Tee Pruitt said he
Tailback Brandon Russell stood
up to his parents and picked UNC
instead of Stanford. See Page 11
students completely out of those areas.
“We saw married housing as compat
ible with the neighborhoods,” she said.
“It’s not acceptable to move all that
housing to Horace Williams.”
Part of the plan calls for the demoli
tion of Odum Village and rebuilding
married student housing in another part
of campus, allowing for health services
to grow in the vacated area.
UNC spokesman Jonathan Howes
emphasized the plan is still in its work
ing stages, with January 2001 as the tar
get date for presentation to the Board of
Trustees for final approval. “Even if no
more students enrolled, we still need to
grow for our research facilities,” he said.
“We recognize the University is not an
island, that we are surrounded by a com
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orientation of her career, but we also need to just
get into our car, drive around and see the area.”
Shelton was one of the five finalists brought
forward in an Aug. 24 announcement by the
Provost Search Committee. The committee
passed along his name to Moeser last week as
its only recommended candidate for the post.
Moeser told The Daily Tar Heel on Sunday
that he had helped the committee decide to only
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Adam Gross, of the Baltimore-based Ayers Saint Gross consulting firm,
displays plans to Chapel Hill residents concerning the UNC Master Plan.
The cuts were finalized last week
when the CAA Cabinet rejected
Carolina Fever’s request for more seat
The two sides met again on Tuesday
night to re-establish good relations.
CAA Special Projects Coordinator
Michael Songer said all students should
have equal access to the much-coveted
tickets that usually go to Carolina Fever
He said their tactics encouraged
insincerity in the fans.
CAA Cabinet member
spoke against Fever
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Thursday, September 28, 2000
In Cheating Case
Senior Mike Trinh, accused of posting
unauthorized aid, will defend his actions
in Honor Court tonight in 111 Carroll Hall.
By Karev Wutkowski
Assistant University Editor
Claiming a professor wrongly accused him and 23 other
students of cheating, a UNC student is asking for an open
hearing before the Honor Court today.
Senior Mike Trinh said James Coggins, a computer science
professor, turned in about half of the students in his Computer
Science 120 course last semester for giving or receiving unau
thorized aid when working in groups on a homework assignment
The Honor Court is holding hearings for the charged stu
dents during a three-week period that began Monday.
But Trinh said the cases should not have even made their
way to the Honor Court because the Department of Computer
Science encourages group work. He also said Coggins never
told the students they could not work in groups on the assign
ment in question. “He never explicitly said what is a violation
of the Honor Code and actually said, ‘lt’s great that you’re
working in groups,’” Trinh said. “He never qualified how far
we can go on this, so it was miscommunication.”
Trinh said the assignment was to write an operating system
and that the task was outside the scope of the class. “It should not
have been assigned to us," he said. “It was not a light task to do.”
To reduce the workload, Trinh said the students in the class
divided into groups. He said the charge against him, giving unau
thorized aid by posting, stems from his placing an unrefined ver
sion of the assignment on his Web space on the computer science
server. “It was not what I turned in. It was only used while we
were working,” he said. Trinh said Coggins only turned in the
students when an anonymous person told Coggins students
had worked in groups.
Student Attorney General Taylor Lea then notified Trinh in
July that he was being brought up on Honor Court charges. “I
wasn’t given a defense counsel and trial date until the begin
ning of the year. It hasn’t been very expedient,” Trinh said.
Trinh also said he isn’t pleased that students are being tried
in groups. “I’m being put on trial with someone who’s being
brought up on a completely different charge.”
But Lea said students were given options regarding their hear
ings. She said students could avoid group hearings by being tried
by Honor Court members who have heard previous hearings or
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“You end up having people going to
other games just to get basketball tick
ets,” Songer said. “I think it cheapens the
value of sports.”
Carolina Fever President Davin
McGinnis admitted to shortcomings in
last year’s fan performance.
“Last year there was a lot of apathy in
Fever - we noticed people getting in (to
games) without doing as much,”
But he said the dedication required to
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