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Provost Makes Suggestion for CCPS Director
Bv Addie Sluder
Staff Writer
Provost Robert Shelton made his rec
ommendation Monday for the new
director of the Carolina Center for
Public Service after months of review.
The provost signed a letter to
Chancellor James Moeser on Monday
morning naming Lynn Blanchard as his
choice to fill the position.
Blanchard, originally from Raleigh, is
the vice chairwoman of community ini
tiatives at Lehigh Valley Hospital and
Health Network in Allentown, Pa.
She received a master’s of public
health and a doctorate degree from the
UNC Library
To Remove
Document
Davis Library became one of
1,300 libraries nationwide
ordered to destroy possibly
sensitive public documents.
By Mike Callahan
Staff Writer
Federal government efforts to
increase national security in the after
math of the Sept. 11 attacks have
reached Davis Library.
The library has been ordered by the
federal government to destroy docu
ments containing information on public
water supplies it received as a member of
the Federal Depository Library program.
Government officials have approached
about 1,300 libraries across the country
that might contain sensitive documents.
In a letter to Ridley Kessler, the fed
eral depository librarian at UNC, the
U.S. Government Printing Office called
for the destruction of the CD-ROM
document “Source-Area Characteristics
of large Public Surface Water Supplies
in the Conterminous United States: An
Information Resource for Source-Water
Assessment."
Kessler received the letter Oct. 12
and said the document is no longer
available at Davis Library.
Kessler said he thinks the government
fears that terrorists could use information
about water supplies in future attacks.
While Kessler said he understands
the need for national security today, he
said he is disturbed by the demand and
that it is an act of censorship. Kessler
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Student-to-Teacher Ratio Concerns Administration
Learning: Up Close and Personal
UNC-Chapel Hill’s undergraduate 1:14 faculty-to-student ratio is lower than that of many other top-ranked public universities.
But Provost Robert Shelton said a 1:21 faculty-to-student ratio in the College of Arts and Sciences places UNC behind its peer
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UNC School of Public Health.
Blanchard could not be reached for
comment Monday night.
Shelton said Blanchard is the best
choice for the job.
“We had a very strong field with three
fantastic finalists, and she had it all," he
said.
“Her personality will fit in beautifully
on this campus.”
A search committee composed of fac
ulty, staff, administrators and students
selected Blanchard out of the three final
ists.
Their suggestion was approved by
Shelton, who in turn has made the rec
ommendation to the chancellor for
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Freshman Kelly Kidder takes advantage of the unseasonably warm November weather to play a round of frisbee golf Monday afternoon.
Kiddard, a potential communications major, and a friend created their own personal course that spanned both upper and lower quads.
The two used trees, the Old Well, fire hydrants and the flag pole in Polk Place as disc targets.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Trials of Traveling
Airport officials say extra security
could slow holiday travel.
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approval.
Steve Allred, associate provost for
academic initiatives, said Blanchard will
have a wide range of responsibilities,
including overseeing staff, program
development and fund raising for the
center.
The center, which began in 1991 as a
grassroots group of faculty and staff, pro
vides support for students, faculty and
staff interested in public service.
“She’s responsible for taking the cen
ter and making it an effective vehicle for
public service,” Allred said.
He also said Blanchard’s past expe
rience will give her adequate skills
needed for the new position.
ANYBODY FOR GOLF AT TWILIGHT?
Provost Robert Shelton said
he hopes a tuition increase
would lead to a ratio of 15
students to every teacher.
By Brook Corwin
Staff Writer
Concerns about a high student-to-fac
ulty ratio have prompted UNC officials
to suggest using a tuition increase to hire
more faculty members.
Provost Robert Shelton, in a presen
tation on tuition increases made during
Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting,
proposed using a tuition increase to
lower the ratio.
In the College of Arts and Sciences,
there are more than 21 students to every
one faculty member.
Chancellor James Moeser recently
has advocated campus-initiated tuition
increases, prompting officials to form a
committee that likelv will evaluate an
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Wide receiver Sam Aiken
has helped UNC's offense.
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Blanchard’s work as a community
resource at Lehigh Valley Hospital will
help prepare her for work with the cen
ter, Allred said.
“Her last few years of work experi
ence has been extremely relevant,”
Allred said.
If approved by the chancellor,
Blanchard will fill the post left open by
Nick Didow.
Didow resigned three months ago to
pursue a professorship in the Kenan-
Flagler Business School.
Officials said UNC received many
applications for the position and that the
search committee narrowed the field to
three candidates.
increase proposal injanuary.
Shelton said Monday that he would
like to see the ratio lowered to 1.5 students
for every faculty member. But he said
reaching this goal would be a gradual
process over the course of several years.
“There is no magic number with this
ratio,” Shelton said. “It’s a matter of the
direction you’re going, and right now
we’re going the wrong way.”
Shelton said a high student-to-faculty
ratio is a pressing concern because it
increases class sizes and reduces the num
ber of course offerings. He said the high
ratio could have an impact on selection of
majors and could prevent students from
graduating in four years.
Dee Reid, communications director
for Arts and Sciences, said the student
to-faculty ratio has lowered from 21.5 to
21.3 students for every one faculty mem
ber in the past year. Reid attributed this
improvement to sll.l million in enroll
ment increase funds appropriated by the
N.C. General Assembly to hire more
teachers and faculty members.
Heinrich Heine
A public forum was held in October
for each finalist to make a presentation
to the University.
Blanchard spoke in a forum held Oct.
15.
If approved, she will start Jan. 7.
Both Shelton and Allred said they
were impressed by the caliber of candi
dates for the position.
“It was a very strong field,” Allred
said. “There is a lot of interest in what
we’re doing here in public service.
“We’re excited about (Blanchard)
coming.”
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“Those funds are there to help you
teach the additional students that you’re
expected to teach,” Reid said. “If you get
more students, you can hire more teach
ers and the ratio shouldn’t go up.”
But Shelton said cuts that the General
Assembly made in late September have
prevented those enrollment funds from
significandy impacting the student-to-fac
ulty ratio. “If we did not sustain the per
manent cut, those funds would have been
sufficient,” Shelton said. “But this year
we’re not going to make much improve
ment. We might even lose ground.”
Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue
Estroff said additional financial
resources like private donations and
tuition increases should be used to hire
more faculty because both students and
faculty would benefit strongly.
“The quality of (a student’s) educa
tional experience and our teaching expe
rience are very closely related,” Estroff
said. “There’s nothing more rewarding
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Weather
Today: Showers; H 62, L3O WY Hln
Wednesday: Sunny; H 56, L 26 /
Thursday: Sunny; H 62, L 35
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
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Bush Signs
Air Safety
Legislation
Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld also has said he
hopes Afghans will search
extensively for bin Laden.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The government
began taking charge of airport security
Monday at the start of the holiday trav
el season. President Bush signed legisla
tion that will have more screeners peer
ing in passengers’ bags and more sky
marshals flying on planes.
“Today we take permanent and
aggressive steps to improve the security
of our airways,” Bush said at a ceremony
at Reagan National Airport. The new law
will put airport screening in the hands of
28,000 federal workers and will require
inspections of all checked baggage.
The signing of the most comprehen
sive air security bill in the nation’s his-
tory came
three days after
passage by
Congress and
three days
before
Thanksgiving. Lawmakers and the
administration were determined to act
before the holidays in an effort to con
vince travelers that it is safe to get back
on airplanes 10 weeks after the hijacker
-attacks on New York and Washington,
D.C.
Fewer Americans were planning to
travel by air this Thanksgiving, accord
ing to the AAA. The group, formerly
known as the American Automobile
Association, forecast 4.6 million people
traveling by air, a 27 percent decline
from last year’s 6.3 million.
The new law, Bush said, “should give
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Seminar
To Advise
Next Year
If the chancellor decides to
pursue a business school in
Qatar, the seminar will have
input on program design.
By Paige Ammons
Staff Writer
Anew student seminar designed to
provide input on a UNC business
school in Qatar will begin its advisory
role only after a decision is made about
whether to pursue the school,
Chancellor James Moeser said Monday.
Student government officials recom
mended the seminar, the formation of
which was announced at Friday’s
Faculty Council meeting.
The seminar, which is scheduled to
start next month, originally was suggest
ed as a way to give a group of students
the opportunity to provide Moeser with
informed feedback about his decision of
whether to form a satellite campus in the
Middle Eastern nation.
But Moeser said he intends the semi
nar to provide input about programming
proposals in the event that he approves
the Qatar decision, a call he will make by
the end of the calendar year.
“I don’t want to discount student input
on the decision to go or not to go to
Qatar, but I think the seminar’s purpose
is more important in designing the pro
gram if the project goes forward,” he said.
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RDU Officials
Warn Travelers
Of Delays
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