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Student Seminar Created to Study Qatar
Student Body President Justin
Young is looking into giving
students academic credit for
serving on the new committee.
By Stephanie Horvath
Assistant University Editor
A student seminar has been formed, in
response to a proposal by student government
officials, to advise Chancellorjames Moeser on
the formation of a
UNC satellite campus
in the Middle Eastern
nation of Qatar.
the creation of the
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committee in Friday’s Faculty Council meet
ing, saying it was the result of a proposal by
Student Body President Justin Young and
UNC-CH was the first school
to approach the BOG about
a tuition increase in 1999
and could be the first again.
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
In 1999, UNC-Chapel Hill became
the first UNC-system school to take
advantage of a newly approved Board
of Governors policy concerning tuition.
Two years later, history could repeat
In November 1998, the BOG
approved a policy allowing individual
campuses to request a tuition increase if
an “exceptional situation” arose.
Less than a year later, UNC-CH
became the first UNC campus to take
advantage of the policy after the
Chancellor’s Committee on Faculty
Salary and Benefits determined that a
tuition increase was necessary to raise
faculty salaries, which had fallen behind
those of peer institutions.
After the UNC-CH Board of
Trustees approved a five-year plan to
increase tuition by $1,500, several other
UNC-system schools also petitioned the
BOG for tuition increases.
By last spring, the BOG had
approved tuition increases at 11 of the
16 UNC-system universities, prompting
some BOG members to argue the
board was not following its own policy
This fall - after negotiations between
UNC-system administrators and mem
bers of the N.C. General Assembly -
lawmakers passed a state budget that
included a provision calling for changes
in the BOG’s tuition policy.
The provision states that individual
campuses can request a tuition increase
“without regard to whether an emer
gency situation exists.” The BOG
approved the policy change at its
UNC-CH could once again be the
first to take advantage of the new policy.
The UNC-CH BOT voted Friday to
create a committee to examine whether
there is a need for a campus-based
No other UNC-system school has
begun formal discussions of a campus
initiated tuition increase. “Campus
based initiatives can be built to support
the needs of an individual campus,” said
UNC-CH Chancellor James Moeser
said at the BOT meeting Thursday.
Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange, vice
chairman of the Senate Education
Committee and one of the negotiators
of the new management flexibility pro
visions, said legislators wanted a tuition
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All things from eternity are of like forms and come round in a circle.
Student Body Vice President Rudy
Young said he met with Moeser on Thursday
to discuss the idea and that the chancellor said
he was supportive of the concept. “He was def
initely very enthusiastic about this opportunity,”
Young said. “He seems to be changing around
and getting more student involvement.”
Young said the purpose of the seminar is to
study the nation of Qatar in depth, to exam
ine the issues surrounding the development of
a campus there and to advise the chancellor.
“We really sort of wanted to get a balanced
introduction to the Qatar proposal and eval
uate its merits and drawbacks and just hope
the chancellor gives it due consideration,”
But advising the chancellor is only, one part
of the seminar, Young said. “Ultimately, the
goal is to study the issue but also advise the
chancellor on what should be done.”
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Members of the Ausemon dance group (above) and a dancer for the Bhangra Elite (below) perform Friday at the annual
Masala Fashion Show. Ausemon is composed of young Iranians from the Triangle who represent the Persian Cultural Society.
Masala Event Draws Crowd of 500
The event highlighted the cultures of many
of UNO's lesser-known student groups with
songs, dances, skits and other performances.
By Mike Callahan
The crowd of more than 500 students, faculty and com
munity members that filled the Great Hall of the Student
Union on Friday night was treated to a feast of cultural fash
ions, songs and dances at the Masala Fashion Show.
Masala, an umbrella organization whose members include
many of UNC’s multicultural groups, first organized the show
in 1995. But organizers said this year’s show is much differ
ent than the first. “It has expanded and become something
more than just a fashion show," said Nitasha Menon, Masala
co-president. “It has evolved into a cultural show.”
The Asian Students Association took the stage first amid a
thick cloud of fog while Petey Pablo's “Raise Up” blasted from
the auditorium’s speakers. After a precisely coordinated dance
routine, students took the runway wearing traditional costumes
of East Asian countries including China, Korea and Vietnam.
The fashion show also gave many lesser-known groups a
chance to display their culture. The Persian Cultural Society
took advantage of the show to perform the bandari, a tradi
tional Persian dance from the southern region of Iran. The
arm swinging and hip shaking of the bandari drew loud
applause from the audience.
Menon said the opportunity to learn more about some of
the smaller cultural groups on campus is one of the benefits of
the fashion show.
“It is a chance for all of Masala’s member groups to per
form and to show the UNC community a little about their cul
ture,” Menon said.
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Beautifying the Future
A committee begins drawing plans
to integrate art into UNC's Master Plan.
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ions on the proposed campus at a Nov. 14
forum sponsored by Campus Y and student
government. Many students voiced concerns
at that forum, and some felt students had not
had adequate input in the process to this point.
The details of the seminar are still being final
ized, Young said. Business Professor Bob Adler
and chemistry Professor Holden Thorp have
been asked by Moeser to facilitate the seminar.
Young said he has been working on creat
ing a curriculum for the seminar and finding
out if students can earn academic hours for
participating. Meeting times, the duration of
the seminar and the seminar’s starting date
are all still being worked out, Young said.
Moeser has said he plans to make a deci
sion about whether to pursue a satellite cam
pus in Qatar before the end of the calendar
year. Young said he hopes to have the semi
nar formed and meeting before the chancel
lor makes his decision regarding Qatar.
Young said he hopes some students in the
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seminar also will have the chance to visit the
nation. He said he is also exploring the possi
bility of having video conferences with the
Qatar Foundation, the organization that
approached UNC about forming the campus.
Student government is now taking appli
cations for the 25 spaces in the seminar.
Twenty of those spaces will go to undergrad
uates, seven of whom must be business
majors, and the remaining five positions will
go to graduate students, two of whom must be
from the business school. Applications are
available at http://www.unc.edu/student
Young and Kleysteuber also will participate
in the seminar, and two additional positions
are open for student journalists. Applications
are due Nov. 27, and students will be chosen
by a student government selection committee.
The University Editor can be reached at
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Bin Laden Still
The Taliban offered to surrender its last
northern stronghold Sunday if the alliance
spares those loyal to Osama bin Laden.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Terrorist mastermind Osama bin
Laden and his al-Qaida network are on the run in Afghanistan
and their Taliban supporters are in disarray, but the American
led military campaign to crush them is far from over, senior
administration officials said Sunday.
Secretary of State Colin Powell and Deputy Defense
Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, in separate
talk show interviews, both said they have
no reason to believe bin Laden has
“I have seen no intelligence or information to suggest” he
has left, Powell said on ABC’s “This Week.”
The revelation came even as the Taliban offered on Sunday
to surrender their last northern stronghold if Arab and other
foreign fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden in the city are
spared, an anti-Taliban commander said. The Northern
Alliance, meanwhile, agreed to a conference on neutral
ground to plan a multiethnic government.
The offer to surrender Kunduz came after U.S. bombers
unleashed their heaviest strikes so far on the city. Warplanes
also were reported in action near the Taliban southern strong
hold of Kandahar and areas of eastern Afghanistan where bin
Laden is believed to maintain camps and hide-outs.
The Taliban’s envoy to Pakistan said Saturday that bin
Laden had left Afghanistan, but that has not been substanti
ated. Later, the diplomat said he meant only that bin Laden
was outside areas under Taliban control.
Powell, Wolfowitz and national security adviser
Condoleezza Rice all suggested bin Laden's room to maneu
ver is shrinking, his options narrowing.
“It’s getting harder for him to hide as more and more ter
ritory is removed from Taliban control,” Powell said. “I don’t
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After a re-evaluation of security procedures,
officials advised CMS to reverse its decision
to revoke UNC Hospitals' Medicare plan.
By Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
State officials said Friday that the Center for Medicare and
Medicaid Services in Atlanta has decided not to terminate
UNC Hospitals’ Medicare agreement.
The decision comes after anew inspection of the hospital’s
The hospital’s Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements
were slated to be terminated Nov. 18 after a N.C. Department
of Health and Human Services inspection in October found
security problems within the hospital’s psvchiatric unit.
The state determined that these problems contributed to
the Oct. 1 escape and suicide of 35-year-old Carrboro resident
Arcadio Ariza Cortes, a mentally ill patient committed to the
hospital’s unit. In its initial study, the state found that hospi
tal staff had mistaken Cortes as a visitor, which allowed him to
leave the unit and commit suicide by jumping from the
Kenan-Flagler Business School parking deck.
After the state investigation, CMS officials formally notified
UNC Hospitals that its Medicare funding would be terminat
ed by Nov. 18. UNC Hospitals officials worked to correct the
security deficiencies, submitting two allegations of compliance
to the CMS - the second of which was accepted by the cen
ter. The hospital’s first allegation of compliance did not provide
enough detail, said Tom Hughes, spokesman for UNC Hospitals.
Jeff Horton, chief of the mental health licensure and certi
fication section of the state department, said state inspectors
reviewed the hospital’s security procedures Wednesday.
Horton said that after the reinspection, state officials recom
mended to the CMS that the hospital’s termination be reversed.
“(The CMS) indicated they would go by our recommen
dation,” he said Friday.
Hughes said that although the hospital's initial allegation of
compliance was denied by the CMS, security deficiencies
were corrected immediately.
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