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"The Road Not Taken" series
ends with nontraditional students.
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Meeting Will Address Night Parking
Bv Elizabeth Michalka
The Transportation and Parking Advisory
Committee is holding an educational meeting
at 3:30 p.m. today to
better inform com
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TPAC members will discuss the results of a
recent online night parking survey conducted
Global Relations a Factor in Qatar Campus
Bv Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
When the Qatar Foundation for Education approached
UNC about establishing a branch of the Kenan-Flagler
Business School in Doha, Qatar, UNC officials adopted the
task of defining their role in the Middle Eastern nation.
Chancellor James Moeser has enthusiastically endorsed the
idea of extending the University’s global outreach with this
But officials partaking in the decision-making process -and
the proposal’s critics - realize Qatar borders Middle Eastern
hot spots - countries like Iran that have openly expressed hos
tility toward the United States.
University officials now have been
put in the daunting position of assessing
how UNC’s involvement in Qatar will
influence and be influenced by the
development of U.S. and Middle
Those involved in the Qatar project
are examining a phenomenon that has
taken ages to unfold - factoring it into
a decision that will be made by the end
of the calendar year.
Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Hundreds of years of cultural devel
opment in the Middle East - in addition
to long-standing tension between the
region and the United States -
inevitably will factor into the decision of
whether to extend UNC to Qatar.
Unfouunately, experts believe
America’s ties with the Middle East cre
ate a less than black-and-white issue.
“It’s a complex relationship, and I don’t think it’s easy to
generalize,” said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council
on American-Islamic Relations.
Hooper and many other experts agree that if any tension
exists between the West and the Middle East, the most blatant
explanation lies in American “one-sided support of Israel” and
sanctions on Iraq.
Some assume this conflict is indicative of an overarching
contrast between American ideals and Muslim virtues,
although others think differently.
Any hostility in Middle Eastern perceptions of U.S. actions
is directed almost exclusively toward U.S. foreign policy and
not at all toward Western ideals, Hooper said.
“In both regions, people want to live their lives,” he said.
“They have the same basic human needs.”
UNC history Professor Sarah Shields echoed Hooper’s sen
timent and said the value systems of the two regions in fact are
quite similar. •
A NORML DAY IN THE PIT
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Alex Vachan (right) makes a hemp necklace and chats with Blake
Forszen on Tuesday during a Pit sit organized by the UNC chapter
of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
We must recognize that every nation determines its policies in terms of its own interests.
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by the Department of Public Safety that aims
to determine where, why and how often stu
dents, faculty and staff seek night parking.
Members will discuss which campus lots
should be restricted for night parking, how
and when night parking regulations should be
enforced and possible permit requirements.
Assistant Provost and TPAC Chairwoman
Linda Carl said the primary purpose of the
meeting is to increase knowledge about the
issue, adding that no decisions would be made.
Student Body President Justin Young and
Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber - both of
A three-day series
Middle Eastern Relations
and the Decision-
Experts in Arab-American relations say a successful UNC program in Qatar will require all parties involved
to set aside their ulterior motives and actively engage in open cultural and educational exchange.
“I don’t think there are any fundamental values or clashes,”
she said. “American values are inconsistent with foreign poli
Taking these issues into context, Hooper believes that the
Qatar project must be handled with sensitivity, and those
involved need to stick to a mission where both regions educate
each other instead of perpetuating animosity.
“It’s just an open tradition of cultural exchange,” he said. “I
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whom have expressed discontent about the
possibility of night parking regulations and
the way in which TPAC has handled the issue
- said they will attend today’s meeting.
“I definitely plan on speaking at the meeting,
and I want to bring up other news and issues
that I’ve heard,” said Young, who led a protest
in the Pit prior to last week’s TPAC meeting.
Young said he thinks students and their
opinions have been ignored in the decision
making process regarding night parking.
“Right now we’re trying to get students to e
mail their concerns to the committee.”
5 System Schools Consider
Campus-Based Tuition Hikes
By Mike Gorman
Officials at Western Carolina University and
three other UNC-system campuses besides UNC-
Chapel Hill are considering campus-initiated
The WCU Board of Trustees will vote Dec. 11
on a SIOO per semester tuition increase for both
full-time in state and out-of-state students.
Several other UNC schools are also considering
tuition increases. Elizabeth City State, Fayetteville
State and Winston-Salem State universities also are
considering individual-campus tuition increases.
UNC-CH officials have also begun a process to
examine if a tuition increase is necessary at the
University. The UNC-CH Board of Trustees is
expected to act on a tuition proposal at itsjan. 24
The campus-initiated tuition increases would
come in addition to a possible inflationary sys
temwide tuition increase the UNC-system Board of
john Herrera and other
Carrboro officials are sworn in.
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Young and Kleysteuber both expressed dis
appointment after an Oct. 24 TPAC meeting
where it was announced that Provost Robert
Shelton and Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancel
lor for finance and administration, had decid
ed to phase out campus parking for on-cam
But Carl said input from students - other
than the three student members of TPAC -
will be limited at the meeting. “Students are
welcome to come, and we will allow questions
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don’t know how this should somehow be different than other
areas in the world.
“Often there are strange things that happen when you deal
with the Middle East - there are various political agendas, reli
gious agendas.... You need to make sure those involved in the
project have cultural exchange as the goal and not some ulte-
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Governors plans to consider next spring.
The BOG might re-examine its tuition policy in
the next few months because 11 UNC-system
schools, including UNC-CH, have asked the board
for campus-initiated tuition increases in the last two
years. This examination could affect the future of
campus-initiated tuition increases.
Andrew Payne, UNC Association of Student
Governments president, said Elizabeth City State,
WSSU and Fayetteville State have never instituted
campus-based tuition increases. Officials at the
three UNC-system schools did not return phone
Richard Collings, WCU vice chancellor for aca
demic affairs, said the increases will be effective
next fall if they are approved. Collings said WCU
officials decided not to ask for a tuition increase
until officials were sure an increase would have a
direct, positive impact on student academic life.
The increase, he said, would be used to convert
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Anonymous officials said a U.S. soldier was
wounded Tuesday during the fighting near
Kandahar, but the injuries were not fatal.
The Associated Press
JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Anti-Taliban troops hunting
Osama bin Laden said they clashed Tuesday with al-Qaida
fighters near their hideouts in the towering mountains along
the Pakistan border.
Hundreds of fighters piled into trucks and headed to the the
White Mountains south ofjalalabad for the battle. Provincial
security chief Hazrat Ali said he was assembling a force of
about 3,000 more men to join the hunt for bin Laden.
“This fight has just begun,” Gen.
Richard Myers, chairman of the U.S. joint
chiefs of staff, said in Washington, D.C.
Ah said a patrol of about a dozen men
clashed briefly with a group of al-Qaida fighters, who aban
doned a tank and scurried to higher ground. There were no
casualties, Ali said.
Mohammed Zaman, defense chief here in the Nangarhar
province, estimated as many as 1,200 al-Qaida fighters are in
the rugged mountains, fleeing to higher altitudes as they aban
don the Tora Bora cave complex that has been the target of
days of intensive U.S. bombing. Ah said the al-Qaida forces
have split into groups as small as 10 men.
A U.S. soldier was wounded Tuesday during the fighting
around Kandahar, the Taliban militia's southern stronghold,
defense officials in Washington said.
The soldier was shot in the upper chest under the collar
bone, but his injuries were not life-threatening, said the officials,
who spoke on condition of anonymity. The soldier was work
ing with one of the anti-Taliban groups surrounding Kandahar.
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■ In Koenigswinter, Germany, Afghan factions negotiating
a post-Taliban government agreed to form a 29-member coun
cil to run the country and begin work on the difficult task of
determining who will hold the major posts.
■ The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said some
200,000 people have fled Afghanistan since the airstrikes began
Oct 7. Ruud Lubbers said he had feared much worse and cred
ited careful targeting of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition.
■ At a women’s summit in Belgium, leaders from
Afghanistan and around the world pledged to cooperate to make
sure women have a say in any new Afghan administration.
Zaman, the Nangarhar defense chief, claimed an airstrike late
Monday killed bin Laden’s finance chief, known variously as Ali
Mahmoud or Sheik Saiid, and injured bin Laden’s chief lieu
tenant, Ayman al-Zawahri. But U.S. officials were skeptical.
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld would not discuss
whether American ground troops were actively involved in the
hunt for al-Qaida in thejalalabad area. But he said the Americans
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Meets to Hear
Jim Peacock opened the meeting with a
presentation focusing on the importance of
an international presence for the University.
By Rithie Warshenbrot
Students involved in the Qatar seminar met for the second
time Tuesday to share lunch and to hear a presentation detail
ing a proposed Kenan-Flagler business school in Doha, Qatar.
Holden Thorp, one of the professors leading the seminar,
began the class by handing out three local newspaper edito
rials about Qatar, including one he had written himself.
“I see a great opportunity’ in Qatar for us because this is a
country that has shown an understanding of higher education in
the sense that we understand it here at Chapel Hill,” Thorp said.
The seminar opened with a presentation by Jim Peacock,
a representative from the University Center for International
Studies, about ways to internationalize UNC-Chapel Hill.
Peacock offered nine ways to globalize the University and
goals such as defining UNC-CH as an international university
and building an international presence. “Carolina doesn’t have
(an international presence) on the whole,” Peacock said. “People
recognize the name Harvard but not UNC-Chapel Hill.”
After Peacock spoke, three representatives from the busi
ness school presented a basic history of the Qatar proposal
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