A Different Life
Students adjust to
UNC. See Page 5
©hr Saila ©ar Heel
UNC Recommends Faculty Cuts
Bv Blake Rosser
UNC-Chapel Hill administrators
have recommended the elimination of
more than 80 faculty positions as a way
to meet proposed budget cuts, a move
administrators fear could leave the
The N.C. General Assembly’s Joint
Appropriations Subcommittee on
Education requested last week that
UNC-system officials present a plan to
cut 7 percent from the system’s recur
ring budget -a total of $25 million for
retail hub of the
home to main
distance to the
SOURCE HORACE WILLIAMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE INTERIM REPORT
UNC, Town Lay Plans for Williams Tract
By Amanda Wilson
The year is 2050.
You blink in the bright morning sun as you walk out the
door and head toward your work in a research complex on
the cutting edge of bio-tech/human genome research.
A jogger brushes by you, his shadow weaving in and out
through the tree shadows on the sidewalk. People walk
toward parks, residential buildings and sidewalk cafes. A
crescent of buildings curves around a central fountain at the
heart of town.
You live in this community located just minutes from
one of the nation’s top-ranked universities, a home to fam
ilies and students, a hub of commercial activity.
Campus, Moeser Confront Race Relations Head-On
A five-part series
James Moeser's vision for
the University and how he
will see it to fruition.
Monday: Inheriting a Legacy
Today: Activism's Impact
Wednesday: A World Focus
Thursday: Money Matters
Friday: Funding Priorities
By Scott Brittain
and Jenny Fowler
Since UNC first opened its doors to
minority students in 1951 when the first
black was admitted to the School of
Medicine, race has continually been a deli
cate subject at UNC.
But Chancellor James Moeser and his
new team of high-ranking administrators
have taken advantage of UNC’s cultural
diversity and confronted the issue by
addressing it frankly.
“The South is one part of America that
UNC-CH Chancellor James Moeser
submitted the University’s proposed
budget cuts to UNC-system President
Molly Broad on Monday afternoon.
The University’s report projects that
the faculty cuts will leave approximate
ly 178 course sections without instructors
in the University’s academic affairs divi
sion, which includes everything except
In health affairs, the proposed faculty
reductions are projected to cause the clos
ing of approximately 50 course sections.
In addition to the cuts in faculty, the
Can’t imagine it? UNC is working, although still in the
planning stages, to make just such a scenario a reality.
UNC, in conjunction with design consultant Ayers Saint
Gross, has oudined detailed plans to develop 575 acres of
University-owned Horace Williams property into a state
of-the-art mixed-use complex that would include research
facilities, residences for students and families, retail and
The Horace Williams Advisory Committee, composed
of faculty, students, administrators and community mem
bers, has guided the conceptual development of the site.
The committee has already made informative presenta
tions to the local governing bodies, including the Chapel
deals with race openly and freely,” Moeser
said. “I believe we have the best opportu
nity in places like Chapel Hill to create har
monious solutions to racial issues by not
papering over them.”
And recent protests concerning institu
tional racism have given Moeser the oppor
tunity to confront issues of race relations, as
well as activism, on campus.
The On the Wake of Emancipation
Campaign protests in early April tested
Moeser’s willingness to heed students’ con
cerns. Members of OWEC demonstrated
on South Building’s steps, providing one
outlet for students to express their frustra
To a man who is afraid everything rustles.
Pump up your resume and work
for The Daily Tar Heel.
Stop by Union Suite 104 to apply
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
proposed budget cut for UNC-CH
states that staff would be cut by about 90
people, UNC’s libraries would suffer a
45 percent funding cut, the travel budget
would be cut by more than 50 percent
and the equipment funds would be
depleted by more than 20 percent on
System administrators will now con
sider the recommendations from UNC
CH and from the other 15 UNC-system
campuses and forward the proposal of
how to cut the systemwide budget 7 per
cent to the state legislature.
Nancy Suttenfield, UNC-CH vice
tions regarding institutional racism and the
treatment of minorities at UNC.
OWEC presented the chancellor’s office
with a list of demands for change concerning
what they feel signifies institutional racism.
Moeser said the meetings with OWEC
have been productive and that progress is
being made in negotiating OWEC’s requests.
“We’ve been meeting with them very con
structively, and much of what they are asking
for are very reasonable requests,” Moeser
said. “The protesters have a sophisticated
understanding of the issues."
Demands included disclosing the racist
activities of some whose names are on cam
chancellor for finance, stressed that the
proposed cuts in faculty positions were
made only after all other avenues had
been exhausted. “We worked in reverse
order, making the cuts to instruction
very last,” she said.
Suttenfield explained the conse
quences of such drastic staffing cuts.
“You can’t give up 80 faculty positions
and increase student enrollment without
something giving," she said. “(There will
be) reduced course offerings and sec
tions and larger classes. Take that to its
See BUDGET, Page 9
Hill Town Council and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of
Plans presented included sketches and maps detailing
site constraints, population density and stormwater
drainage. The plan for the tract outlines growth for the next
Based on the principles of “smart growth,” which
emphasize preserving and creating open space and public
transportation, the complex would employ an estimated
25,000 workers, provide 500,000 square feet of research
office space and would house 3,000 residents.
Jack Evans, co-convener of the advisory committee and
a professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, said con-
See HORACE WILLIAMS, Page 9
Down to the Bone
A General Assembly subcommittee requested that UNC-system schools submit a proposed
7 percent budget cut which if passed could have drastic results for UNC-CH departments.
UNC-CH Proposed Percentage Cuts Submitted to UNC-System Administrators
Academic Affairs Health Affairs Area Health Education Centers
Travel 54.2% 61.6% 17.0%
Temporary Wages 50.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Equipment 4.6% 45.3% N/A
Faculty Positions 2.9% 7.1% N/A
Contractual 69.7% 48.2% N/A
Support Staff 1.6% 5.7% 7.2%
SOURCE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
The goals of the rental licensing system
are to improve landlord accountability and
to make rental information more accessible.
By Matt Viser
Only a few months after a local task force developed a plan
to increase accountability between renters and their landlords,
officials are still not sure how soon it will go into effect
Rental licensing would require all operators and owners to
obtain a license and would make landlords more accountable
to their tenants in hopes of improving communication.
“It’s kind of like a driver’s license,” task force member Lee
Conner said. “If you don’t have one, you can’t do it."
The Chapel Hill Town Council established a rental licens
ing task force in June 2000 to provide recommendations for
whether the town should establish a rental licensing system,
and, if so, what form the system would take.
After five meetings, the task force decided Chapel Hill does
need a rental licensing system. So it came up with a plan and
presented it to the Town Council on March 26.
But task force member Bill Strom, who is also a Town
Council member, said it is not surprising that the rental licens
ing proposal will take awhile to be approved.
“It’s sort of a second-tier issue right now,” he said, empha
sizing that the Town Council is looking at several other major
issues right now, such as UNC’s Master Ran.
“It would be quite an accomplishment for this to go into
effect this calendar year.”
This means that students will not benefit from the plan this
year. But the plan, if approved by the Town Council, should
go into effect by 2002, Strom said.
“I’d be disappointed if by this point next year, the database
(that is proposed in the plan) wasn’t accessible.”
The two databases are an important element to the pro
posed licensing system.
They would be easily accessible to the public via the
town’s Web site or at the Chapel Hill Public Library or Town
“(The databases) promote accessibility and accountability
of landlords," Conner said.
The first database would include contact information for all
landlords in Chapel Hill.
“It makes sure you and vour neighbors can contact the
landlord,” Conner said.
The database will ensure that if people have a complaint
about their neighbors, they will know how to contact their
neighbor’s landlord, something that cannot now be done very
But town staff members said they are exploring different
See .APARTMENTS, Page 9
(inset above) is
designed as a
consisting of a
feet, the area is
pus buildings, recruitment and retention of
minorities, suitable wages for housekeepers,
support for the Sonja H. Stone Black
Cultural Center and a clear statement
against hate by the UNC administration.
Outgoing Black Student Movement
President Tyra Moore said OWEC’s pur
pose is to promote awareness around cam
pus, including within the administration, of
Moore and many other OWEC support
ers presented their demands to the chancel
lor on the day The Daily Tar Heel ran a col
umn by David Horowitz, a conservative who
has submitted ads to college newspapers
Just Pick One!
Today: P.M. showers, 84
Wednesday: Sunny, 65
Thursday: Sunny, 65
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
across the country denouncing slave repara
tions. Horowitz’s column sparked a great
deal of debate among students, and Moore
said that she chose not to address that debate.
“Those demands were presented to the
chancellor because we felt it would be a
great opportunity to not even deal with the
negativity (of Horowitz),” Moore said.
Provost Robert Shelton has been the
pointman for the OWEC protesters, Moeser
said. With other UNC administrators pre
sent, namely Sue Kitchen, vice chancellor for
student affairs, and Archie Ervin, director of
See RACE, Page 9