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House Tuition Plan Heads to Senate
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - The N.C. House once
again approved an amendment Tuesday
night that would raise tuition for out-of
state students by about 15 percent and
leave the wallets of in-state students
If the amendment is approved by
both chambers of the legislature, in-state
students at UNC-Chapel Hill will
receive a tuition refund of about SSO for
the semester and out-of-state students
will pay about $2,000 in additional
tuition to the University for the year.
The amendment was part of a con
tinuing budget resolution that the legis
lature needs to pass by midnight today
in order to avoid a government shut
The resolution passed the Senate last
The SBI is analyzing a device detonated
on campus yesterday, while UNC police
follow up on several leads in the case.
By Lizzie Breyer
University police are investigating several leads in the case
involving a suspicious object - which police say might have
been a pipe bomb - that was discovered and detonated on
Cameron Avenue on Monday.
University Police Chief Derek
Poarch said the remnants of the
device, which was broken into sev
eral parts by State Bureau of
Investigation bomb squad officials,
were turned over to the SBf on Tuesday morning.
“We delivered it to SBI labs this morning for analysis,” he
Poarch did not provide a time frame for when the analy
sis might be completed. But he said University police are con
tinuing to pursue an investigation on campus.
“We received several leads over last night, and today that
we’re actively following,” Poarch said.
The device was reported to University police at about 11
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RALEIGH - College-bound stu
dents in North Carolina increased their
scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test
by four points last year, but the state still
ranks low - tied for 47th with Texas.
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week, and the House version will head
back there today for reconsideration.
If the Senate makes further changes
to the resolution, a conference commit
tee will be called to iron out the differ
ences between the two proposals.
The tuition increase amendment,
proposed by Rep. Cary Allred, R-
Orange, was added to a continuing bud
get resolution by a 65-54 vote.
The amendment was struck down
Tuesday morning in the House Rules
Committee, but Allred brought it back
up before the full House later that night.
The resolution, the third such passed
by the House, provides funding for the
state government while legislators try to
fashion a budget - nearly two months
after the start of the fiscal year.
A multimillion dollar shortfall has
complicated legislators’ tasks and left
them seeking alternative sources of
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Junior Winter Keeler watches Gizmo (front) and Grey Bear play in the quad in front of Kenan Residence Hall on Tuesday evening.
Keeler's friend Erin Ihnat, a Meredith College student, adopted a stray that gave birth to five kittens.
Ihnat brought these two to Chapel Hill tor Keeler and her roommate, April Shell, to play with.
The state’s average score climbed to
992 out of a possible 1,600, state educa
tion officials said Tuesday.
The national average was 1,020, up
one point from the previous year.
The improvement continued a
decade-long trend that saw the state
nearly cut in half the gap between its
average test score and the national aver
age. In 1990, the gap was 53 points. In
2000-01 there was a 28-point gap.
“Progress is slow, but celebration in
our state is in order,” said Phil Kirk,
chairman of the N.C. Board of
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funding, such as raising taxes and
The Allred amendment passed the
House with 66 votes earlier this summer
while the Senate passed a budget that
split the tuition increase between in-state
and out-of-state students.
But in closed-door budget negotia
tions last week, lawmakers reached a
compromise of a 9 percent across-the
board tuition increase.
Allred said he continued pursuing the
tuition hike for out-of-state students
because a provision of the N.C.
Constitution states tuition should be as
free as practical for residents.
“I don’t think the taxpayers of North
Carolina should subsidize the students
from another state, especially when it
means making it more difficult on in
state students,” he said.
The continuing resolution approved
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Education. “The trends are in the right
Despite narrowing the gap, North
Carolina’s SAT scores remained near
the bottom. The state was ranked 48th
in the country in 2000. “We’re not
pleased that we’re near the bottom in
the ranking,” Kirk said. “Granted, we
started out low. We’re still low.”
The closely watched results are used
as a predictor of how well a high school
er is likely to do in the first year of col-
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by the Senate last week originally called
for a 9 percent systemwide tuition
Allred added that out-of-state stu
dents do not pay enough in tuition and
fees to cover their educational expens
es - forcing the state to spend more than
$1,200 per capita each year on their edu
Allred said the proposal would likely
prove contentious. “I suppose the Senate
will maintain some ruckus about it,” he
said. “But it has passed the House twice,
and I hope they keep that in mind.”
But other legislators, such as Sen.
Howard Lee, D-Orange, said the
amendment would not likely survive the
Senate. “The Senate cannot accept this
kind of unbalanced increase on out-of
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City, County Tout
Rising SAT Scores
SOURCE: CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CITY SCHOOLS AND N.C. PUBLIC SCHOOLS
By Kellie Dixon
Scholastic Assessment Test scores in
local schools have increased, keeping one
school system in first place and putting a
second one on the map for the first time in
In Orange County Schools SAT scores
skyrocketed, pushing the average score
42 points above last year’s, with scores
averaging 994 for the 1999-2000 school
year and 1036 in 2000-01. “We’re really
proud,” said Dana Thompson, a member
of the Orange County School Board.
Parent and former Orange County
School Board member Richard Kennedy
said students also should be excited about
this development “You look at what our
scores were five or six years ago, and we
were below the state average. It’s some
thing we should really be proud of."
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
continue to maintain their position as
first in the state for SAT scores, jumping
from 1175 in 1999-2000 to 1185 in 2000-
“I’ve been here for 18 years, and as
long as I can remember we’ve had the
N.C. House Speaker Jim Black talks with fellow legislators before
a decision made to focus a tuition proposal on out-of-state students.
highest score and the largest participa
tion rate,” said Kim Hoke, spokes
woman for the school system.
Nick Didow, chairman of the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro Board of Education, said
he is thrilled by the results. “I was par
ticularly pleased to see the participation
in taking the SAT at our high schools
has increased as well as the average
“I congratulate all the students,
teachers and families involved in this
Hoke said there also was a rise in
minority scores. “That’s been an area
where we’ve been placing both atten
tion of staff and resources,” Hoke said.
A total of 49 black seniors took the SAT
last year, as compared to 40 in the 1999-
2000 school year. Both of the system’s
high schools have a 25 percent minority
base. According to a press release, the
combined average score for black students
in the district increased 26 points. The
combined average score for the 2000-01
school year was 943.
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For the rest of the week
while new staff is trained,
Davis Library will not
remain open 24 hours a day.
By Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
Students expecting to return to late
night study routines at Davis Library
were caught by surprise recently when
they realized the building now doses at
For the rest of the week, Davis is
operating on reduced hours rather than
its usual 24-hour schedule.
On weekdays, the library will be
open from 8 a.m. until midnight except
on Friday, when it closes at 6 p.m.
But UNC officials say the changes
are only temporary.
Diane Strauss, associate University
librarian for public services, said Davis’
24-hour service will be back in place
alter the Labor Day weekend.
“It hasn’t changed for the entire
semester,” she said.
Strauss said the Davis Circulation
Department is in the process of hiring
and training students and new employ
ees, resulting in the early closings.
“What happens typically is that there’s
a whole new influx of student employ
ees,” she said. “The full-time staff are
heavily involved in training the staff the
first week or two of classes. (New staff)
really have to be well-versed and trained
to be able to handle what comes up.”
Although new employees are trained
during Davis’ operating hours, Strauss
said it is still important to close early
until training sessions have finished.
“The students ... aren’t sufficiently
trained to work late at night,” she said.
When the Undergraduate Library
began renovations last December, Davis
extended its operating hours for the
spring 2001 semester -a move meant to
accommodate students who normally
utilized the Undergraduate Library’s 24-
hour facilities for late-night schoolwork.
The Undergrad is slated to reopen in
Last semester, Davis offered 24-hour
service with the exception of Friday and
Students hoping to take advantage of
the same hours this semester now must
work around anew operating schedule.
“I was expecting it to be open 24
hours, like last semester,” said senior
biology major Adam Seay. “1 can see
where it would be a problem.”
But Strauss said the process hasn’t
caused much disturbance, because the
first two weeks of classes don’t produce
a high demand for late-night studying.
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