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A Call to Action
UNC-system students unite
after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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TPAC Examines Nighttime Parking, Survey
GPSF student representative Emily Williamson and Student Body President Justin Young
question a proposed night parking plan at Wednesday's TPAC meeting.
Officials Confident Qatar Won't Cost University
By Karey Witkowski
Assistant University Editor
University officials say the Qatari foun
dation will more than adequately cover all
indirect costs that might come out of
establishing an undergraduate business
degree program in the nation's capital.
at building prima
ry and secondary
schools in the
nation run by one
of the emir’s wives
- would pick up
the bill for all over
head costs, from
every hour of
work logged to
phone call placed.
also say the
A three-day series
Middle Eastern Relations
and the Decision-
Chapel Hill campus would not incur
any intangible costs as a result of estab
lishing the satellite campus.
With faculty possibly leaving to teach
internationally and administrators and
staff dedicating time to the Qatar pro
gram, officials want to make sure the
Chapel Hill campus doesn’t suffer.
“We wouldn’t do this if resources
weren’t replaced, or more,” said Robert
Sullivan, dean of the Kenan-Flagler
Make Tuition Claims
By Jennifer Hagin
Assistant State & National Editor
Six UNC-system chancellors
described tuition needs Wednesday to
members of the UNC-system Board of
Governors’ finance committee, explain
ing the necessity of additional tuition
increases to keep their universities com
Chancellors from UNC-Greensboro,
Appalachian State, Fayetteville State,
N.C. Agricultural and Technical State,
N.C. Central and N.C. State universities
reported to members of the committee
and UNC-system President Molly Broad
on tuition and fees at their campuses.
Although tuition increases have not
been proposed at any of the six schools,
That most delicious of all privileges spending other people's money.
UNC officials are assuring that any overheard costs incurred by a satellite campus in Qatar will be covered by the Qatar Foundation for Education,
Science and Community Development. Provost Robert Shelton said the foundation likely will pay UNC an administrative fee to cover such costs.
“All of the costs are covered and
more here. There’s no real cash flow.”
Provost Robert Shelton said an oblig
ation-free planning grant from the Qatar
Foundation of about $300,000 is covering
all initial travel and administrative costs.
“A lot of people have already donat
ed a lot of time to this,” Shelton said.
He said officials from such depart
all six chancellors expressed the need
for more money, noting tuition as a pos
sible source of additional funds.
Broad also informed attendees that a
committee of students and representatives
from all 16 campuses recently recom
mended a systemwide 4.8 percent tuition
increase to offset rising operating costs.
The increase is expected to generate $12.4
million. Broad said a large portion of the
added revenue will fund financial aid.
Addison Bell, the committee’s chair
man, said the committee has both a
short-term and a long-term responsibil
ity in setting tuition. The short-term
responsibility is to assess fees at cam
puses that are requesting campus-initi-
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Housing officials say construction on
campus will remain "study-friendly."
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ments as the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions, the Office of Undergraduate
Curricula and Information Technology
Services have been dedicating hours to
drafting proposals and working out con
But he said University officials have
been careful to log their hours and to
ensure no critical projects have been
House ; Senate to Collaborate on Study Bill
A bill to study the BOG's
structure failed in the House
on Wednesday but is likely
to pass both chambers today.
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Members of the House and Senate
will meet today to iron out details of a
bill calling for changes in how members
of the UNC-system Board of Governors
are elected and a possible study exam
ining the board’s mission.
The bill, which was voted down in
the N.C. House on Wednesday, will be
heard in a closed conference committee
meeting. The committee will be com
posed of four members of the House
and three members of the N.C. Senate.
The Tar Heels defeat
the Demon Deacons 90-68.
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Volume 109, Issue 128
By Addie Sluder
Members of the Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee, including its newest mem
ber, Student Body President Justin Young, met
Wednesday to continue discussion of night parking
Although a scattering of
students filled extra chairs
around the room, they sat
quietly with unused
posters at their side, and
Not a New Issue
For UNC Students
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the meeting proceeded without disruption.
The meeting’s intent was to educate members
about the possibility of limiting night parking on
campus and included discussion of a survey on
night parking availability, said Linda Carl, assistant
provost and TPAC chairwoman.
About 20 students, most of whom were members
of Student Congress or the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation, were present to lis
ten to the proceedings and voice concerns. Last
week, more than 50 students attended a TPAC meet
ing after student government efforts to organize a
protest of the potential restrictions on night parking.
Carl made it clear at the meeting that the com-
sidelined or sacrificed.
Chancellor James Moeser, who is
expected to decide before the end of the
year whether to pursue the school, also
said the Chapel Hill campus would not
have to sacrifice if faculty members left
Chapel Hill to teach in Qatar.
UNC would likely send 12 or 13
College of Arts and Sciences faculty and
has been charged
with finding a com
promise suitable to
bly will be voted
on by members of
the Senate and
House today, on
what is expected
to be the last day
of the session.
aged House members to vote down the
bill late Wednesday night.
Culpepper recommended that the
study - which has spurred debate
among legislators and higher education
mittee intended not to debate the issue with attend
ing students but only to answer their questions.
Discussion of nighttime parking has arisen
recently because of complaints about the lack of on
campus parking in the evening and the need to gen
erate funds needed to satisfy increased costs result
ing from the Development Plan, said Derek Poarch,
director of the Department of Public Safety.
The committee also discussed which lots might
remain open for free night parking, proposed
enforcement hours and eligibility for night parking.
Committee members were presented with data
gathered by the DPS from a night parking program
survey conducted from Nov. 30 to Tuesday, as well
as information on how many spaces were vacant
during recent night checks of lots. The survey
received 9,034 responses, 6,480 of which were from
students. The data showed the biggest parking
crunch is on North Campus, with 61.7 percent of
students reporting it as their nighttime destination.
“There is really a capacity problem on North
Campus,” said Carolyn Elfland, associate vice
chancellor for auxiliary services.
Earlier this week, student government officials
questioned the legitimacy of the survey, saying it
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five or six business school faculty to
Qatar at any given time, Moeser said.
Moeser said many of UNC’s faculty
members are irreplaceable but substitute
professors would be of the same caliber.
“We want to bring in scholars of equal
quality, not an adjunct,” Moeser said.
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advocates -be implemented through
another bill, which is annually passed by
the General Assembly and authorizes
funding for several studies. The House
obliged, and the bill failed 102-2.
As it stands, the bill would eliminate
quotas requiring BOG seats for racial
and political minorities and women.
Under current law, 12 seats go to mem
bers of these groups.
Former BOG member Walter Davis
and others filed a lawsuit in May, asserting
that the requirement is unconstitutional.
On Oct. 4, the Senate added a provi
sion to the House bill forming a 10-mem
ber committee to examine the BOG’s
structure. The committee will investigate
“the length of members’ terms, the num
ber of terms a member may serve, the
size of the BOG, the scope of the BOG’s
governance powers and the effectiveness
of the current structure of the BOG.”
says he supports
of a BOG study.
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Fire' Kills 3
Five Afghan fighters-also
were killed in Wednesday's
incident, and an unknown
number were wounded.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Three U.S.
Special Forces soldiers were killed and
20 wounded in Afghanistan on
Wednesday when a U.S. bomb missed its
Taliban target The bomb, carrying 2,000
pounds of explosives, landed about 100
yards from the soldiers’ position north of
Kandahar, where the Taliban is making
its last stand
cials said they
could not immediately explain, what
went wrong in the deadliest “friendly
fire” accident of the war. Whatever the
cause, it illustrated the danger inherent
in the kind of support U.S. forces are
providing to Afghan fighters: calling in
airstrikes on nearby enemy positions.
“This is one of the potentially most
hazardous type of missions that we use
as a military tactic,” said Rear Adm.
John Stufflebeem, deputy director of
operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Defense Secretary Donald H.
Rumsfeld ordered an investigation.
“In every conflict there are unexpect
ed, unintended deaths,” Rumsfeld said in
an interview with CNN’s “Larry King
Live.” “And it is a shame, but it happens.”
Five Afghan fighters also were killed
in Wednesday’s incident and an unde
termined number were wounded.
The Pentagon identified those killed
as Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald Davis,
39, of Watauga, Tenn.; Sgt. Ist Class
Daniel Petithory, 32, of Cheshire,
Mass.; and Staff Sgt. Brian Cody
Prosser, 28, of Frazier Park, Calif. All
were members of the Army’s 3rd
Battalion, sth Special Forces Group, sta
tioned at Fort Campbell, Ky.
All but three of the wounded were
evacuated from the scene, first to a U.S.
Marine base south of Kandahar and
then out of Afghanistan. The injuries to
the 17 taken outside of Afghanistan
“vary from moderate to severe,” a state
ment from U.S. Central Command said.
Eighteen Afghan anti-Taliban fighters
are being treated on U.S. Navy ships in
the Arabian Sea, the statement said.
Eight are on the USS Peleliu and ten are
aboard the USS Bataan.
Hamid Karzai, the southern Pashtun
leader and newly designated head of the
provisional government in Afghanistan,
was in the area where the bomb landed
but was not seriously wounded,
Pentagon officials said.
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But legislators have received letters
from education officials, former gover
nors and others opposing the study.
A Nov. 9 letter signed by the chan
cellors of all 16 UNC-system schools
stated, “We fear that a hurried study of
this type could do unintended harm to
public higher education in this state.”
But Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange,
said he thinks the study is a good idea. “1
feel that it is timely to remove the quo
tas, and I feel that it is timely to conduct
the study,” Lee said.
Lee also disagreed with those who
feel the study is not necessary.
“The study is relative,” he said. “If we
are changing the Board of Governors
and the system, then it is germane that
we study the system we’re changing."
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