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BOT to Hear Provost's Report on Tuition
By Addie Sluder
The Board of Trustees will meet
today to discuss past tuition increases -
and although officials say they don’t
know how the board will react, the
meeting might lead to a campus-initiat
ed tuition increase proposal byjanuary.
The BOT will review information
compiled by Provost Robert Shelton and
decide whether to commission a commit
tee to investigate tuition increase options.
In his State of the University address
Sept. 5, Chancellor James Moeser
announced his intent to propose a cam
pus-initiated five-year tuition increase to
The state pays Chapel Hill
for services the town gives
to UNC, but town officials
say UNC should give more.
By Tina Chang
University officials have been work
ing with the Board of Trustees this week
to establish a set of principles for nego
tiating fiscal equity with the town.
Fiscal equity has become an issue
because some town officials feel the
University has not been giving fair and
equal compensation to Chapel Hill for
the town’s services, like fire protection,
said Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancellor
for finance and administration.
Chapel Hill Finance Director James
Baker said the state pays the town a set
amount to conduct services for the
University but that the funding provid
ed is insufficient. He said he hopes
UNC will be willing to make up the dif
ference in the future.
Fiscal equity has been a topic of
ongoing discussion for the last 20 years,
Special assistant to the chancellor
Jonathan Howes said the issue first
arose when Chapel Hill Mayor
Rosemary Waldorf and Chancellor
James Moeser were co-chairmen of a
town-gown committee in November
Members of the town-gown commit
tee from the University included
Suttenfield, Howes and Sue Ehringhaus,
vice chancellor and general counsel for
the University. Participants from the
town included Chapel Hill Town
Council members Kevin Foy, Lee
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Redistricting Compromise Passes N.C. House
By Elyse Ashburn
The N.C. House passed a U.S. con
gressional redistricting plan Wednesday
with a 71-41 vote.
The Democratic congressional redis
tricting plan, which could help deter
mine U.S. representative districts, was
introduced on the floor after it passed
the House redistricting committee by a
26-11 committee vote earlier in the day.
The plan received support from a
coalition that consisted of die majority of
the Democrats in the chamber and 14
A second House vote is required
before the congressional redistricting
plan moves to the N.C. Senate. The vote
is scheduled to take place Thursday.
Both chambers have to approve iden
tical plans before the proposal can
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A panel including Chancellor James Moeser (left), Jennifer Conrad, James Thompson, Bob Adler and Robert Sullivan answers questions
from audience members about issues concerning UNC's proposed satellite business school in Qatar.
Students Voice Concerns About Qatar
By Lizzie Breyer
About 75 students attended a forum
Wednesday designed for them to express
their questions, concerns and opinions
about the possible creation of a UNC
business school in Doha, Qatar.
But Chancellor James Moeser said
those students’ opinions only will have a
limited effect on the final decision.
“I don’t think students are going to
Rep. Mary Jarrell, D-Guilford, said
she expects Wednesday’s results to be
upheld in the second vote.
“People’s minds are made up, and
that’s usually how they vote,” Jarrell
Rep. Stanley Fox, D-Granville, also
said he does not expect the number of
those in favor of the current plan to
Fox said the current plan is a product
of compromise on the part of both
Democrats and Republicans. He said
tension in committee between the two
parties was minimal and that he felt all
members had an equal opportunity to
contribute to discussion.
“The debate was open in committee,
and everybody got a chance to put in
amendments, to debate and to discuss,”
Several amendments were offered in
committee, one of which was included
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money from past increases and how its
tuition compares to the tuition of peer uni
versities. He plans to present this informa
tion to the board at today’s meeting.
Moeser said he -as well as the BOT
- will be interested to see Shelton’s
report today. “I have not even seen the
report the provost has prepared - it will
be new information for me,” he said.
Shelton said that if the BOT decides
to review options for a campus-initiated
tuition increase, it will have the option to
form a committee, made up of faculty
and students, to draft a proposal to pre
sent to the board at its Jan. 24 meeting.
All campus-initiated tuition increase
proposals will be voted on by the UNC
have a hands-on say,” Moeser said. “At
some point, someone is going to make a
decision, and that’s my job.”
The forum, sponsored by student gov
ernment and the Campus Y, included a
panel of Moeser and four faculty mem
bers, all of whom have traveled to Qatar.
Moeser began the forum by outlining
seven criteria upon which he said he
would base his final decision. “There has
been no decision made - we are in deep
research and are still questioning.”
in the plan voted on by the House on
Wednesday. No amendments were pro
posed on the floor.
Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange, said rep
resentatives who proposed different plans
in committee seemed fairly satisfied with
the final plan during the House vote. But
she said some Republicans spoke out
against the plan during floor debate.
Insko said partisanship factored into
the debate and representatives were
interested in protecting their parties’
“Redistricting is always somewhat of
a partisan political process,” she said.
Insko said that despite partisan align
ment, Wednesday’s debate and vote
went smoothly. She said she thinks the
current map provides fair representation
for both Democrats and Republicans.
Under the plan, seven districts would
be majority Democrat and six would be
majority Republican. The current N.C.
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system Board of Governors in March.
One potential problem for a tuition
proposal committee would be eliciting
student involvement in the midst of final
exams and Winter Break, officials say.
Both Shelton and Student Body
President Justin Young expressed con
cern that student involvement might be
hampered by the brief timetable avail
able for drafting a proposal.
But Young said he will be an advocate
for student concerns at today’s meeting.
“(I will) do what I’ve been elected to do,
do what I’ve been chosen to do and do
what I’ve done,” he said.
Moeser said he is not sure how a
tuition proposal would be received by
Moeser said he sees the Qatari cam
pus as a unique opportunity to improve
the University’s international mission.
“To be the leading public university in
the world, we need to be a global univer
sity,” he said. “I regard this as a very, very
difficult decision, one that will have a great
impact on the future of the University.”
The four panelists - business professors
Jennifer Conrad and Bob Adler, James
Thompson, chairman of the Department
of English, and Robert Sullivan, dean of
delegation consists of seven Republicaq
and five Democrat districts.
“I think it’s a good plan,” Insko said.
“Looking at the map, the districts look
Insko said she thinks minorities also
will be well represented under the pro
posed redistricting plan and there is an
opportunity for minorities to be elected in
several districts. But she said some repre
sentatives felt an additional district should
be drawn to be minority influenced.
Congressional redistricting commit
tee Co-chairman Rep. Ed McMahan, R-
Mecklenburg, said the map is not per
fect but will provide fair representation
for North Carolinians. He voted for the
plan in committee and session. “I sup
ported the plan and worked to gamer
other Republican support for the plan.”
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the BOT. “(The board members and I)
have had informal conversations - not
really extensive, not with complete
information yet and not all of (the board
members),” he said. “I don’t have any
sense of how sentiment may he.”
Shelton said he expects the BOT to
ask for a committee to be formed. “I
think they’re going to want a proposal
eventually,” he said.
But the provost said the study’s purpose
is not to push an increase but to inform
trustees of the school’s position. “I think it’s
important each year to look at tuition and
understand where we are and where we’re
See TUITION, Page 4
the Kenan-Flagler Business School- each
offered a pro-Qatar perspective. Student
Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber
said faculty members with negative views
of the proposal declined to attend - the
only formal expression of doubt came in
the form of a flier circulated by UNC
graduate Adam Sokol before the meeting.
The remaining 90 minutes of the
fomm were dominated by a question-
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As the Taliban retreats, the
United States is working
to restructure its offensive
strategy in Afghanistan.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - U.S. military
planes bombed and destroyed a build
ing where top al-Qaida terrorist leaders
were believed to have gathered, a U.S.
official said Wednesday.
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American officials have not deter
mined how many or which al-Qaida
leaders were in the building, the official
The Tuesday raid was part of the mil
itary’s increased focus on finding and
killing leaders of the terrorist network
linked to the Sept. 11 attacks and the
Taliban militia that had sheltered them
in Afghanistan. The commander of the
U.S. war in Afghanistan is preparing a
new military plan to do that
American ground troops, now pre
sent in small numbers, still figure to play
a role. But the scale and nature of their
involvement will depend on whether
the Taliban and al-Qaida collapse com
pletely, flee the country or regroup to
fight a guerrilla war from caves and tun
nels in the mountains.
A senior U.S. official noted that
Taliban defections in recent days have
numbered in the hundreds, providing
American and anti-Taliban fighters with
significant new sources of intelligence.
In coming weeks, the U.S. bombing
campaign probably will be dramatical
ly scaled back, perhaps coinciding with
the start of the Islamic holy month of
Ramadan this weekend, senior defense
officials said Wednesday.
The only remaining targets in the
north are a few scattered pockets of
Pilots returning to the aircraft carrier
USS Theodore Roosevelt with their
bombs still attached told reporters they
refrained from attacking in the south
because it has become harder to tell
friend from foe.
Bombing might be limited to cave
complexes and remaining Taliban
enclaves in the north.
Eliminating the Taliban as a support
structure for al-Qaida was a key step,
but it leaves unresolved the question of
how to track down Osama bin Laden
and other leaders of his al-Qaida net-
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