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Faculty Discuss Implications of Proposed Cuts
Some professors expressed
concern about the impact
of a $25 million budget
cut on UNC and its faculty.
By Blake Rosser
One UNC professor says possible
budget cuts could intensify financial
woes that already make it harder for the
University to recruit and retain top fac
ulty members -and the professor
speaks from experience.
Even before an N.C. General Assembly
subcommittee asked UNC-system officials
to find a way to cut $125 million - $25
million for UNC - the professor accept
Sen. John Edwards, D-N.G,
has not said whether he will
intervene in the Shearon
Harris plant controversy.
By Isaac Groves
Local officials will have to wait to
hear whether they will have the backing
of federal leaders in their fight against
nuclear storage expansion.
Representatives from Orange,
Chatham and Durham counties, Chapel
Hill and Carrboro and a local activist
had a 25-minute conference call with
Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., on
Monday, asking for his support in then
quest for open safety hearings regarding
expansion at the
tened to concerns
and advised offi
cials to work with
Rep. David Price,
D-N.C., as well.
The local rep
Edwards to appeal
to the five-mem
ber panel of the
participated in a
conference call about
the nuclear power
hold public hearings on the safety of the
waste storage expansion at the Shearon
Harris plant in Wake County. The plant
is the property of Carolina Power &
“We all expressed concern about the
lack of input into what could be one of
the largest nuclear waste dumps in the
country,” said Chatham County
Commissioner Gary Phillips.
During the conference, Edwards
asked Jim Warren, director the N.C.
Waste Awareness and Reduction
Network, to send him more information
on the subject and advised the county
representatives to contact Price to ask
him to coordinate with Edwards.
“It was very productive,” said Mike
Briggs, Edwards’ press secretary. “The
senator listened to the representatives of
the local group and is looking forward
to working with Congressman Price as
he has done in the past.”
But Durham County Commissioner
Joe Bowser said he was not completely
satisfied with the senator’s response.
“He didn’t give any indication of
what he’s going to do,” he said. “I didn’t
know what to make of it when I left.”
Although Edwards made no concrete
promises, Orange County
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ed another position that offered better pay.
UNC officials estimate that cuts
would eliminate 80 faculty positions, in
addition to large cuts in financial sup
port to the libraries, travelling and
And this well-respected professor,
who wishes to remain anonymous,
thinks the budget cuts are evidence that
UNC is headed in the wrong direction.
“It’s taking its toll - this place is clear
ly on the downward slide and all talk of
improving it by the government is just
talk,” the professor said.
Chemistry Professor Edward
Samulski is inclined to agree. He co-con
ducted a study in 1999 and concluded
that UNC’s total compensation of facul
ty, when factored in with the cost of
Chapel Hill living, ranked about 60th
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Panel Pushes Sportsmanship
By Jenny Fowler
Several of sports’ most respected coaching icons
met with hundreds of North Carolina coaches
Monday to discuss the importance of sportsmanship.
UNC co-hosted the “Pursuing Victory With
Honor” training seminar with the N.C. High
School Athletic Association and the CHARAC
TER COUNTS! Coalition at the Friday Center.
Longtime UNC head basketball coach Dean
Smith, current head basketball coach Matt Doherty,
former University of Nebraska head coach and cur
rent U.S. Congressman Tom Osborne and actor
Tom Selleck headlined the panel lists.
High school coaches and college athletics direc
tors were among several hundred attentive audience
members who likened closely as speakers addressed
issues such as athletic and academic character devel
opment, the coach as a teacher and sportsmanship
in general. Organizers said Monday’s conference
was the first of its kind on the East Coast
Other speakers included Anson Dorrance, UNC
women’s soccer coach, fonner UNC head basketball
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He said that the tuition increases of
2000 - S6OO over two years - ultimately
would not help UNC’s case in attracting
faculty because of a simple error in logic.
“The proposed increases put into effect
last spring were designed to make us com
petitive with the 1999 salaries of our peers
-but five years later,” Samulski said.
He said the anonymous professor’s
dissatisfaction could be indicative of an
epidemic, leading to larger problems at
“(The proposed budget cut) will hurt
education at UNC,” Samulski said. “The
80 faculty cuts will be very detrimental,
especially if you fold in the anticipated
increase in enrollment. It will be a hit
below the belt, so to speak.”
David Guilkey, a professor of eco
coach Bill Guthridge and Chancellor James Moeser.
Moeser said he was proud to have UNC associ
ated with the conference. He said the issues being
addressed were important and directly affect
America’s youth. “This is a movement that really
speaks to a problem,” Moeser said, in reference to
the conference and the movement’s efforts to curb
unsportsmanlike conduct on fields and courts today.
Smith and Osborne responded to questions from
the audience and panel leaders Michael Josephson,
president of the Josephson Institute and CHARAC
TER COUNTS! Coalition, ESPN college basketball
analyst Jay Bilas and Woody Durham, a legendary
radio announcer for the Tar Heel Sports Network.
Topics ranged from respect for opponents, running
up the score, victory celebrations and trash-talking.
Osborne said the praise and criticism given to
players by coaches has a direct effect on the sports
manship of the individual and the team as a whole.
“If you want to change behavior, it is much more
effective to catch something right and praise it than
criticize something that’s wrong,” he said.
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nomics who co-wrote the study with
Samulski, looks at the situation from a
broader economical standpoint
“Personal income in the state of
North Carolina last year grew at over 8
percent - the state actually did better
than average,” he said. “The economy
of the state is really not that bad, (so the
cut in education) frustrates people.”
Guilkey said that faculty are more
upset about the University’s direction
than they are with their own salaries.
“The faculty I’ve talked to are less con
cerned about their salaries than they are
about the state of education (at UNC).”
But the anonymous professor said a
quality Big 10 university was offering a
hefty pay increase. The professor had ini
tially decided to accept but reversed the
decision when the university’s state
Can UNC Teach
By Alexandra Molaire
Looking from side to side, scanning the often racially
segregated Pit on a quiet Friday afternoon, two students gin
gerly approach a colleague and ask for an interview.
Standing 5 feet 3 inches tall with shoulder-length brown
hair and peach skin, Lynne Shallcross begins working on
a class project by probing the student’s thoughts about
walking on campus at night Her class partner, Doug
Melton, tightly grips a video camera with his coffee-colored
hands and focuses the lens on the student.
While the two freshmen might seem an unfamiliar pair
to some, a white female and black male, they are doing
what many students believe is the best way to foster cultural
diversity - interacting with others of different races.
In a recent Daily Tar Heel survey of 87 students, 79 per
cent of respondents said working with others was one of the
best ways to become more culturally diverse.
In the survey, a majority of students agreed that their cul
tural diversity courses fulfill the requirement goals set forth
by the University. But when asked the best ways to learn
about diversity on campus, students overwhelmingly chose
working direcdy with students different from themselves.
Class lectures tied for fourth place.
Harry Am ana, a journalism professor and interim direc
tor of the Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center, said more
interaction is a nice sentiment, but students need to take ini
“I think a requirement like that is needed, and I agree
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passed a 6 percent budget cut “It was
announced while I was out there that
there was a 6 percent budget cut,” the pro
fessor said. “That was one of the factors
that indicated to me that the state univer
sity was not headed in the right directioa”
The professor said the UNC-system
budget cut of 7 percent ironically was
announced just days later and caused the
professor to resent having passed up such
a good opportunity at another public uni
versity. “Ask me if I feel like a goddamn
fool, and I do,” the professor said. “Now
I’m strapped to the ship, and I’m too tired
to look elsewhere - ft’s just exhausting.”
The professor said in the end UNC’s
financial woes are more disturbing than
the lack of exorbitant salary.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001
A legislative subcommittee
proposal to cut $125 million
from the UNC system's
budget sparked the protest.
By Michael Handy
The UNC Association of Student
Governments is planning a March on
the Capitol to protest the proposed
$125 million budget cut to the UNC
system -a cut opponents say could
increase class sizes and the length of
time needed for students to graduate.
The march, which begins at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, will start at the N.C. State
University Bell Tower and wind down
Hillsborough Street in Raleigh to the N.C.
General Assembly Legislative Building.
The protest is in response to a request
from die General Assembly’s Joint
Appropriations Subcommittee on
Education that UNC-system officials cut
7 percent from the system’s recurring
budget Lawmakers say the cuts might be
necessary as they deal with the largest
budget deficit in a decade.
ASG President Andrew Payne said die
main objective of the march is to make
state legislators aware that students, facul
ty and staff are opposed to any cuts.
Payne said he hopes for a turnout of
at least 500 people. He said he is calling
on student leaders systemwide to orga
nize students for this march and similar
marches on their own campuses. “This
is a totally student-run effort and total
ly student initiated,” he said. “I think it’s
going to make a tremendous impact”
There also will be a UNC protest at
11 a.m. Wednesday in front of South
Building, according to a press release
from Student Body President Justin
Payne said he recognizes the fact that
this march is set to take place on the last
day of classes and is close to final
exams, but he said it cannot be post
poned any longer. “If we don’t act now,
we won’t have a chance to show our dis
gust of these budget cuts,” he said.
UNC-system officials, who have been
petitioning state legislators in Raleigh to
seek alternatives to the budget cut, said
they backed the student march.
J. B. Milliken, UNC-system vice pres
ident of public affairs and university
advancement, said the march is a step in
the right direction. “It’s always a good
thing when students are involved in the
discussion of policies that affect them.”
Milliken added that the General
Assembly has historically provided very
strong support for the UNC system.
But lawmakers are emphasizing that
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