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Students and administrators
discussed awareness, rights
of students and revamping
the jury in an open forum.
By Robert Albright
The temperature outside was frigid,
but the cold weather did not stop heat
ed discussion about UNC’s Honor
Court proceedings from resuming
Prompted by recent critiques of the
University’s student-led judicial system,
the Student Advisory Committee to the
Chancellor held a sparsely attended
open forum at the Paul Green Theatre
in hopes of further examining the
University’s Honor Court.
About 30 students and administra
tors - including Vice Chancellor of
Student Affairs Sue Kitchen and mem
bers of SACC, the Honor Court and
attorney general staffs - discussed
awareness, the meaning of honor, stu
dents’ rights and the possibility of a
Lerissa Rentas, student body vice
president and SACC chairwoman, said
Monday’s discussion is part of an ongo
ing campaign to reassess the system’s
“We want to make sure we represent
all students,” Rentas said. “This topic is
going to be big over the next couple
Rentas said the SACC will present a
report to Chancellor James Moeser in
February detailing important issues
raised by faculty and students. She said
February also will culminate in a larger
open forum in which Moeser and other
administrators will hear faculty and stu
But Monday night, students dis
cussed the possibility of having more
open hearings and bringing in more stu
dents to sit on the Honor Court panel,
which consists of trained students who
act as a jury would during a hearing.
Senior SACC member Sachin Patel
said each student should take pride in
the University’s Honor Code. But he
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Bond-Funded Improvements Slated to Start Dec. 15
By Loren Clemens
When North Carolina voters passed the $3.1
billion higher education bond referendum on
Nov. 7, a sigh of relief was heard on campuses
across the state.
But now what?
Voters responded almost 3-to-l to the
statewide call to action regarding the bond, and
now it is time for officials to get to work.
Although students and professors will have to tol
erate inconveniences as buildings are renovated
and upgraded across campus, planners say the
benefits should more than live up to the pre-elec
From the Dec. 15 start date of the first project,
to the final proposed project ending in 2009,
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Freshman Pushes Her Limits at UNC
By Jermaine Caldwell
Being smacked against a tree in a Dodge Neon and facing life
altering injuries has changed S.J. Barrie-Chapman’s outlook on life.
In her sophomore year in high school in Wilmette, HI., Barrie-
Chapman was in a car with four friends when the driver lost con
trol of the car and it wrapped around a tree.
After she suffered broken arms, legs and hips - other passengers
sustained injuries ranging from brain damage to paralyzation - Barrie-
Chapman knew that life after the accident had to be on her own terms.
“The car accident really forced me to grow up,” she said.
“That’s what makes me look at life and say, ‘Everyone has limi
tations. What are mine?’” she said. “I pushed myself to find mine.”
And so here she stands.
SJ. -a UNC freshman who’s assimilating into University life,
giving in to Southern ways, putting off her class work, keeping up
with her family and holding down a job.
And while she says she’s laying low, she’s searching for more.
But first things first: her grades and workload.
While Barrie-Chapman had the intentions of earning a 4.0 dur
ing her first semester, now great grades don’t seem to be topping
her fist of goals. But final exams and how she prepares for diem
will be a determining factor in whether she finishes strong.
“I get it all done somehow - not necessarily on a timely sched
ule,” she said.
Barrie-Chapman classifies herself as a procrastinator - she has
gained an “if it’s not due, it can wait” attitude this semester. “It
killed me on (midterms),” she said. “It was cram fiesta."
And she knows that waiting until the last minute won’t work for
her final exams - not in her African-American history, German,
astronomy, psychology and political science classes.
. . “I’jcrugoing to try my best to do really well. I’m trying to get my
act together now.” Then she rethought things. “I’ll probably end up
procrastinating and cramming as usual.”
One thing Barrie-Chapman is sure of;
her major - she chose the advertising
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Part Two of Fresh Perspectives: A four-part series following the lives of four freshmen through their first year at UNC.
From left to right: Deone Powell, S.J. Barrie-Chapman, Kent Welch and Katie Welch.
more than 20 percent of the campus at a time will
be under construction. Projects are scheduled to
happen all over UNC, with a focus on North
Campus’ aging and outdated facilities.
The bond money for these projects will be
given to UNC throughout a six-year period, dou
bling the University’s typical construction bud
get The Facilities Planning Department will use
these resources to fund the Capital
Improvements Project. This project will serve as
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A four-part series examining the applications
of UNC’s share of the bond funds.
■ Today: Project Timeline
■ Wednesday: New Construction
■ Thursday: Retrofitting
■ Friday: Renovations
a guide for the much-needed new construction
and renovation on campus.
The money will come to the University from
the State Treasurer’s Department. Planners will
use the money for such diverse projects as reno
vating Murphey Hall in June 2001 and creating
new science facilities in a three-phase project
scheduled to begin in January 2003 and end in
Roger Patterson, associate vice chairman of
finance for the Financial Planning and Budgets
Department, said there are certain projects that
could not be funded by the bond money.
“There were certain buildings the state said
‘yes’ to and certain buildings they turned down,”
The state will support most academic build
ings, but it will not allow the bond money to be
used for parking decks and residence halls.
Some buildings receive partial funding from
the state, leaving UNC responsible for securing
Of the 50-plus projects slated in the Capital
Improvements package, more than 40 will
receive at least partial bond funding. Anna Wu,
project leader for the Capital Improvements
Project, said the Facilities Planning Department
has so many projects scheduled in upcoming
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Tuesday, December 5, 2000
If Gore loses two lawsuits, one in Florida's
Supreme Court and one in Seminole County,
he likely will run out of options and concede.
The Associated Press
A1 Gore’s prospects for winning the presidency dimmed
Monday when a state judge refused to overturn George W.
Bush’s certified victory in Florida, and the
U.S. Supreme Court set aside a ruling that
had allowed manual recounts. Running
out of options, the vice president’s team
pleaded with Democrats to stick with him a few more days.
“They won. We lost. We’re appealing” to the Florida
Supreme Court, said Gore attorney David Boies as Gore
advisers vowed the court would be his last stand.
It was, Gore’s advisers said later, a
major step in the wrong direction.
Neither decision settled the legal
knots tying up the election of a 43rd
American president, but the develop
ments were a blow for Gore, who is
searching for a court victory to sustain
his presidential quest.
Circuitjudge N. Sanders Sauls rejected
the Democrat’s unprecedented contest of
the election hours after the U.S. Supreme
Court tossed the case back to the Florida
Supreme Court, saying the state justices
had to better explain why they extended
a deadline for counting votes.
Andrew Card, Bush’s prospective
chief of staff, said the day’s court rulings
had buoyed the Republican camp and
given new impetus to efforts to form anew Bush government
“We’ll be able to move pretty quick
ly,” once there is either a conclusive
court ruling or a Gore concession. Card
said in an interview.
One senior Democrat said the Gore
team showed no signs of quitting.
However, the vice president’s advisers
said privately that their boss was running
out of time and options.
They said Gore would not concede
the race before the Florida Supreme
Court rules on Sauls’ decision and a
Democratic lawsuit is settled in Seminole
County over irregular handling of GOP
absentee ballots. If he loses both cases,
Gore is almost certain to give up, said
advisers -most of whom insisted he had
a decent chance of prevailing before the
state high court with its seven Democratic appointees.
years that it needs to hire more staff members to
cover the additional work.
“This is the first time that we have been able
to map out a plan with all of the funding, and it
does influence the type of planning you can do,”
Wu said additional money can also create dif
ficulties in an environment where needs are
numerous and priorities differ among UNC com
Kevin MacNaughton, the associate vice pres
ident of finance for the UNC-system president’s
office, was instrumental in helping all the UNC
system schools structure their project timelines.
He worked with Wu and Facilities Planning
Director Gordon Rutherford when they brought
See BOND, Page 9
is running out of
time and options,
according to his
George W. Bush
got another push to
form his government
when the Democrats
lost two court cases.