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Payne Seeks More Student Input on Tuition
By Jennifer Hagin
UNC Association of Student
Governments President Andrew Payne
said Thursday that he hopes the Board
of Governors’ recent decision to re
examine its tuition-setting policy will
result in more student input.
The BOG approved tuition increases at
six system schools Wednesday -a move
that also incited the board to reconsider
die process it adopted in 1998 to set tuition
levels at the 16 campuses.
Payne said the level of student involve
ment in tuition decisions, which are made
each spring at the BOG level and each fall
at the campus level, is not up to par. “There
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Odum Village for
Many students dislike the early checkout,
but only 19 undergraduates and graduates
asked to remain on campus during break.
By Joe Sullivan
While most UNC students are packing to leave town for
Spring Break, some students are facing the reality of another
week in Chapel Hill and difficulties with residence hall closing
Campus residence halls will close at 6 p.m. today and will
not reopen until noon March 18.
Sophomore Nathan Baldwin lives in Hinton James
Residence Hall but isn’t leaving until Saturday because he
plays on the Rugby Football Club, which is playing Middle
Tennessee State at 1 p.m. Saturday. As for where he’s staying
Friday night, Baldwin said he doesn’t really know but that
he’d most likely stay somewhere off campus with a friend.
But Baldwin said officials should allow students to lock up
their rooms and leave when it’s convenient for them. “I’m dis
appointed that (the University) doesn’t trust the students
enough to handle the situation on their own,” he said.
But the Department of University Housing has taken steps
to accommodate those students who have requested to stay in
University housing next week.
Housing Director Christopher Payne said the department
received 19 requests from both undergraduate and graduate
students asking to stay on campus next week.
He said that in years past, the department had to screen appli
cants, giving preference to those who lived farthest away. But this
year, Payne said, all students who asked to stay on campus will
be able to do so, even those students who are from Chapel Hill.
Rebecca Casey, assistant director of marketing for the hous
ing department, said the department sent out an e-mail to all stu
dents currently living on campus, inviting them to fill out an
interim housing form, available on the housing Web site, by Feb.
9. The fee for staying on campus during Spring Break is S9O.
Whitehead is the only residence hall that will remain open,
and the additional 19 students seeking housing will stay in apart
ments in Odum Village, the student family housing apartments.
Rather than have the students stay in residence hall lounges
as they have in the past, Payne said several empty apartments
will be temporary homes for these students. Payne added that
security and on-call procedures will not change at all.
Campus services also will be modifying their operating hours
during Spring Break. Student Health Service will be open for
normal hours, Carolina Dining Services will not be open at all
next week and the Student Recreation Center will be open dur
ing the day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Making Room in the Neighborhood
As the University seeks to expand its borders, UNC officials are requesting town reassessment
of a zoning cap and special use permits currently restricting implementation of its Master Plan.
■ Zoning cap - 14 million square feet
■ Current approved construction - 13.7 million square feet
■ The University wants to add 3 million to 4 million square feet in
the next eight years.
■ Modified special use permit
Construction of University housing in a town-mandated buffer zone
between the Mason Farm community and University development.
■ Modified special use permit
An access road joining Fordham Boulevard and UNC Hospitals. The
road would run through the Mason Farm community.
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needs to be a sys
tematic approach to
awareness,” he said,
adding that he
would like to have
a uniform system to
ensure that student
input on tuition is
solicited on each
But some of the
leaders think stu
dents already have
a voice in the
said the policy
for tuition increases
needs to be more
Peterkin, student body president at N.C.
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Two students pose for a picture outside of Old East Residence Hall circa 1892 (above). Second-year
law student Jamie Allison (below) plays through McCorkle Place during a round of Frisbee golf Thursday afternoon.
Preservation Key in Hall Updates
By Kara Eide
Tiers of metal scaffolding envelop Old
East and Old West residence halls as the
centuries-old dormitories receive further
While the current construction consists
only of roofing replacement, officials say
any renovation projects on Old East and
Old West must exercise caution to preserve
the buildings’ historic authenticity.
On Jan. 22, construction crews began
roof and gutter work on the buildings. Both
buildings had new roofs installed during
extensive renovations from 1992 to 1993,
but already need more repairs.
Larry Herringdine, UNC’s assistant
director of facilities management, said the
renovations will cost $230,000, money that
will come from the Department of
But the current roof replacement is just
one of many construction projects that
have been executed on Old East and Old
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
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Central University, one of the campuses
for which the BOG approved a tuition
increase this week, said the school strives
to include students in tuition discussions.
Peterkin said N.C. Central students met
with administrators to discuss tuition
increases on campus, adding that admin
istrators also held a campuswide forum to
explain the increase.
“I think students, through their rep
resentatives, have an adequate say in
tuition increases,” he said.
Brad Wilson, chairman of the BOG’s
budget and finance committee, said it is
important for students to be involved in
the tuition-setting process.
But Wilson said he would not support
Payne’s suggestion for a uniform system
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West in past years.
Old East represents a historic landmark
not only for the University, but for the
nation as well. As the oldest building on
UNC Seeks More Flexibility in Town Laws
By James Miller
Chancellor James Moeser sent a letter
Wednesday to Chapel Hill Mayor
Rosemary Waldorf requesting re-evalua
tion of the town’s application of zoning
regulations and permits to the University.
The chancellor’s letter asked for elim
ination of a zoning cap that limits
University floor space and modification
of the special-use permits currendy
applied to the Horace Williams and
Mason Farm land tracts.
because he thinks each campus should
develop its own system to include stu
dents. “I would hesitate to say we need to
take a cookie-cutter approach,” he said.
The BOG’s current tuition-setting
policy allows individual schools to
request tuition increases under “extraor
Since the policy was instated two years
ago, 11 schools, including UNC-Chapel
Hill, have succeeded in receiving tuition
increases, mosdy to boost faculty salaries.
At Wednesday’s meeting, board mem
bers agreed to meet in April to investigate
and discuss possible policy changes.
In addition to failing to require ade
quate student input Payne said the
tuition policy is not explicit enough.
The letter also requested exemption
from zoning-compliance permits and the
site-plan reviews associated with them.
The costs of zoning compliance permits
were raised by the town July 1, 2000.
If honored, Moeser’s requests would
ease implementation of UNC’s Capital
Improvements Plan and could indirecdy
reduce development fees paid to the town.
The current zoning cap allows UNC
14 million square feet of floor space, said
Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancellor for
finance and administration.
“Our present approved construction
“Until the board lays out what ‘extra
ordinary’ means we can’t go forward
with more increases,” he said.
But BOG member Addison Bell said
explicit wording would wreck the policy,
which he said should allow for different
decisions to be made from year to year. “It
may be clarified to some extent,” Bell said.
“But the question is how do we do it with
out locking ourselves in a box.”
But Payne said he is optimistic that
changes will be made. “I think it’s good
there are so many people on the board
who see the change we’ve made as open
ing a Pandora’s Box.”
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any state university campus in the nation,
Old East naturally requires attention
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takes us to 13.7 million,” she said.
“We’re going to need to add 3 million to
4 million square feet in the next eight
years in accord with the Capital
Modification of special-use permits
would allow the University to construct
graduate and family student housing in
a town-designated buffer zone adjacent
to the Mason Farm community.
Modification also would let UNC build
an access road from Fordham Boulevard
' to UNC Hospitals, Suttenfield said.
In addition to specific regulatory
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Friday, March 9, 2001
UNC's seed in the NCAA
tournament will influence
the number of tickets that
will go on sale Monday.
By Brook Corwin
Students hoping to catch the UNC
men’s basketball team in postseason
action might have the chance Monday
morning to purchase tickets to the first
two rounds of the NCAA tournament.
But the number of tickets available to
students rests heavily on the region the
team is assigned to by the tournament
Carolina Athletic Association
President Tee Pruitt said the tickets will
be distributed over the phone on a first
come, first serve basis, so any students
interested in obtaining tickets should
call the ticket office early Monday.
“You have to hop on this thing as
soon as it happens because it happens
so fast,” Pruitt said.
Depending on which venue hosts the
games, students could expect to pay any
where between $ 105 and $ 150 for tickets.
Andrew Brown, public relations
manager for the Greensboro Coliseum
-one of the Tar Heels’ more possible
tournament venues - said each venue
will distribute tickets to the athletics
departments of participating schools
according to NCAA regulations.
But Pmitt said how those allocated
tickets are distributed is under the juris
diction of UNC’s Department of
Athletics and will strongly depend on
the proximity of the venue. “When the
team plays outside the Dean Dome, it’s
out of (the CAA’s) hands,” he said.
If the basketball team is placed in the
east region -a strong possibility if it
wins this weekend’s ACC tournament -
it will play its first- and second-round
games at either Nassau Veterans
Memorial Coliseum in Long Island or
at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Pruitt said more students would prob
ably get tickets if the games are held
closer to Chapel Hill. “I think we’re
more likely to get tickets for Greensboro
than anywhere else,” Pruitt said.
Brown said that if the team were
assigned to play in Greensboro, the ath
letics department could receive as many
as 450 of the venue’s 23,037 seats. “We’re
allocating a set amount of 350 tickets per
school, and each school has the option of
purchasing 100 more,” he said.
The tickets, which admit patrons to
all six games held at the venue, would
be sold to the University at their face
value of $lO5, Brown said.
Pruitt said probably only a small frac
tion of the University’s allocated tickets
would be distributed to students, with
many of the tickets already slated to go
to such groups as the UNC Pep Band,
athletics department staff and
Educational Foundation donors.
But Pruitt said extra tickets might
become available if other schools trav-
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changes, UNC officials are seeking
more comprehensive changes in the
development review process.
“We are trying to get the process
changed in general, so that for these pro
jects on campus there would be neither
site-plan reviews, which go to the plan
ning board, nor zoning-compliance per
mits,” said Bruce Runberg, associate
vice chancellor of facilities services.
In June 2000, the Chapel Hill Town
Council rejected UNC’s request to be
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