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E-mail to Solicit Opinions on Night Parking
By Lizzie Breyer
UNC’s Department of Public Safety
is conducting an e-mail survey to gauge
opinions on night permit parking in
response to student concerns raised at
Wednesday’s Transportation and
Parking Advisory Committee meeting.
The survey, which was created by the
Office of Institutional Research, will be
sent out today to all faculty, students and
staff. Results will be due Tuesday so the
information can be used at next week’s
Of Tuition Poll
The January referendum will allow voters
to share their input on a tuition increase,
and on where generated funds should go.
By Stephanie Horvath
Assistant University Editor
Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber said
Thursday that a referendum assessing support for a potential
tuition increase will go before students in mid-January.
Kleysteuber said a definite date for the voting, which will
be online, will be set by the end of this week.
But he said this is not a typical referendum. Rather than pre
senting voters with a statement they can choose whether or not
to support, it will offer voters several options, including no
tuition increase and several amounts of a potential increase.
The ballot will include a list of pros and cons with each
option, outlining for voters what can and cannot be accom
plished with that particular increase.
“We’re not looking for one package but a menu of choices
ranging from no tuition increase to things out of our range,"
Kleysteuber said. “What we want is for people to understand
we can go different ways and different options hold different
The various options will be created by the Tuition Advisory
Committee, which includes students, faculty and Board of
Trustees members selected by Provost Robert Shelton. The com
mittee was formed after the Nov. 15 BOT meeting. Chancellor
James Moeser charged the group with determining whether there
is a need for a tuition increase and drafting potential proposals.
But political science Professor Jim Stimson said providing
a large amount of information on the ballot could confuse vot-
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Twenty-five students have been selected
to participate in the seminar and will earn
one hour of academic credit for the effort.
By Joe Monaco
Student government completed the selection process
Thursday for the 30-student focus group that will meet today
for the first time to examine the potential development of a
Kenan-Flagler Business School imit in Qatar.
“The applications were excellent," said Student Body Vice
President Rudy Kleysteuber. “For a while we weren’t sure
we’d have the turnout we hoped for.”
Student Body President Justin Young was especially
pleased with the wide range of applications received.
“It was really diverse group,” Young said. “You could defi
nitely feel the enthusiasm from the pages of the applications.”
The selection committee, composed of Young, Kleysteuber,
Student Congress Speaker Mark Townsend and Campus Y
Director Virginia Carson, examined about 50 applications
from graduate and undergraduate students, Young said.
Twenty-one of the 25 applicants chosen Thursday evening
are undergraduates. Of those 21, seven are business majors.
Kleysteuber, Young, Townsend and two student journalists
will fill the seminar’s five remaining spots, Young said.
Students making up the 30-member group will attend reg
ularly scheduled seminars led by professors Holden Thorp
and Bob Adler and will receive one academic credit for their
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emergency TPAC meeting.
At Wednesday’s TPAC meeting, mem
bers proposed the idea of charging money
after 5 p.m. for parking in many on-cam
pus lots that now have free night parking.
Director of Public Safety Derek
Poarch said the survey will consist of six
questions designed to analyze the avail
ability of night parking on campus and
the need for spaces.
“(The survey) deals with the frequen
cy and reasons people need to be on
campus to park at night,” Poarch said.
Poarch said the survey’s six questions
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Teach-in Tackles Civil Liberties
Questions Raised by Attacks
By Krista Faron
A panel of experts concerned with civil liberties
in the wake of Sept. 11 participated in a teach-in
Thursday night in Hanes Art Center Auditorium.
The teach-in, tided “Enduring Freedoms: Civil and
Immigrants’ Rights After Sept. 11," was the fifth in a
series that began after the terrorist attacks. The event
was sponsored by a number of groups, including
PROGRESS and the Progressive Faculty Network,
and featured six speakers who spoke to a full audito
rium of students, faculty and local residents.
Every panelist discussed dangers to civil liberties
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Chancellor James Moeser will speak
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will address whether nighttime spaces
are required for on-campus residents or
commuters, how often spaces are need
ed, for what region of campus they are
needed and why people who park on
campus at night need spaces.
Poarch said he hopes to see a good
response from the survey by Tuesday.
“I certainly want to make the strongest
point of asking people, when they get the
survey, to fill it out,” he said. “I think it
will take less than two minutes to do.”
Poarch said DPS also will be assess
ing the demand for night parking in
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other ways, such as a lot count by park
ing enforcement officers to determine
usage and space availability at night.
Student Body President Justin Young,
who was present at Wednesday’s TPAC
meeting, said he is glad the committee
will be receiving student feedback about
the need for night parking.
But he said he is not sure how helpful
the survey will be due to its short time
“I don’t think there’s much time for
student feedback to come from it,”
Young said. “It’s such short notice -a lot
in the aftermath of the attacks. Elizabeth
McLaughlin, an attorney and the event’s modera
tor, said Americans are living in a period of great
civil rights transition. “We find ourselves at a cross
roads, or have we already passed that crossroads?”
she asked. “This is a dangerous, dangerous time."
Several panelists expressed concern about the
USA PATRIOT Act, Congress’ anti-terrorism leg
islation. Deborah Ross, executive director of the
N.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties
Union, called parts of the bill ridiculous.
Ross said the recendy passed legislation
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of people on campus don’t stay here on
the weekend or don’t read the paper
Friday to find out about this.”
Young also said he hopes students
send e-mails to committee members to
express their opinions more completely.
“I think it’s totally unnecessary to
charge for night parking - students who
want to go to the library or go to meet
ings at night should have the freedom to
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Artist Alex Galloway speaks about surveillance technologies Thursday
at a teach-in about civil and immigrants’ rights after Sept. 11.
The last Taliban stronghold
has been subjected to heavy
bombing over the course
of the past two days.
The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - Anti-Taliban
fighters battled the hard-line militia
Thursday on the outskirts of Kandahar,
the ousted regime’s last bastion, a key
commander said. The Taliban’s
supreme leader declared the decisive
batde “has now begun.”
Witnesses described heavy bombing
around the southern city over the past
two days, and the
hanged an Afghan
Thursday after accusing him of helping
Americans call in airstrikes.
The Northern Affiance’s deputy
defense minister, Bismillah Khan, told
The Associated Press that anti-Taliban
fighters reached the eastern edge of
Kandahar - the Taliban’s birthplace and
the only city still under their control -
and.“there is heavy fighting going on.”
In Washington, D.C., Pentagon
spokesman Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem
said he could not confirm or deny that
anti-Taliban fighters had entered
Kandahar. He indicated Northern
Alliance troops might be in the province
of the same name, which covers a large
area of southern Afghanistan.
“I can accept that they have entered
the province, but not in a large move
ment,” he told reporters.
Speaking from the capital of Kabul in
a series of calls, Khan said his informa
tion was based on radio communica
tions with his commanders at the scene.
He spoke in Dari and used the word
“shahr,” which means city, in reporting
on the location of the troops. The Dari
word for province is “wilaiyat”
The Taliban don’t allow Western
journalists into Kandahar, and residents
could not be contacted by telephone.
Seeking to rally his followers, Taliban
supreme leader Mullah Mohammed
Omar urged his commanders in a radio
message to defend their dwindling ter
“The fight has now begun. It is the
best opportunity to achieve martyr
dom,” a Taliban official quoted Omar as
saying. “Now we have the opportunity
to fight against the infidels,” meaning
The Taliban official spoke by tele
phone from the border town of
Spinboldak on condition of anonymity.
Kandahar residents arriving at the
Pakistani border town of Chaman said
the Taliban appeared determined to
defend Kandahar rather than abandon it
as they did Kabul, Herat and other cities.
“They gave the impression that they
are ready to fight," said a man who
identified himself by the single name of
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