iailtt ®ar Heel Roadblock Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., stalls a judge's nomination. See Page 3 www.dailytarheel .com 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 See DEPOSITORY, Page 2 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 institutions. Below are the faculty-to-student ratios at the top seven public universities as ranked by U.S .News & Work) Report. f Faculty i tf ft ft £ ? 1:15 ratio StudWtS § If fttf 1:16 ratio | IttffHfHHf tHf f wra* j ttttff Hfffffff 1:14 ratio 1 College of William and Mary ftftfffffffff 1:12 ratio § ftttttttttttttttfttf "9ratio | 0 4,800 9,600 14,400 19,200 24,000 § Undergraduate full-time enrollment Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned. I rm ® 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 ■ : K Y f HP Sh DTH/GREG LOGAN 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. See Page 3 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 Able Aiken Wide receiver Sam Aiken has helped UNC's offense. See Page 5 Volume 109, Issue 118 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.” The University Editor can be reached at udesk@unc.edu. “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 See RATIO, Page 2 Weather Today: Showers; H 62, L3O WY Hln Wednesday: Sunny; H 56, L 26 / Thursday: Sunny; H 62, L 35 Tuesday, November 20, 2001 '' r 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 See ATTACK, Page 2 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. See SEMINAR, Page 2 RDU Officials Warn Travelers Of Delays See Page 3

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