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BOG Examines Tuition Policy,
Plans for Future Increases
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
After a wide-ranging discussion Friday, the
UNC-system Board of Governors created more
concrete plans for future tuition increases - in
both the short and long term.
The BOG approved a resolution Friday call
ing for a vote on campus-initiated tuition
increase requests at its March meeting and
requiring all 16 UNC-system schools to create
five-year plans for tuition and fees, starting with
the 2003-04 school year.
The board also officially decide i to re-exam
ine its tuition-setting policy.
The BOG’s existing policy was first estab
lished in 1998 and was modified by the N.C.
General Assembly last summer.
Several BOG members and student leaders
Feingold to Focus
On Civil Liberties
The Democratic senator from Wisconsin also
will be speaking tonight on racial profiling
and the elimination of the death penalty.
By Jennifer Samuels
Assistant State & National Editor
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., will speak on campus
today about the United States’ domestic and international
policies after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Feingold’s speech, which will take place at 8 p.m. in
Memorial Hall, is sponsored by UNC Young Democrats and
is free and open to the public.
His appearance was originally scheduled for Dec. 3. but was
postponed because of a Senate vote on legislation designed to
help the United States recover economically from the attacks.
In an interview with The Daily Tar Heel on Friday,
Feingold said he will discuss many of the same issues he
planned to talk about prior to the attacks. He said he will also
focus on the lessons that can be learned from the attacks.
Feingold’s appearance at UNC is part of a national speak
ing tour that includes the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor,
University of Texas at Austin and the University of lowa.
“I decided a few days after (Sept. 11) that it was even more
important to do the tour,” he said. “I wanted to be one of the
people who would go right away and discuss (issues).”
Feingold said he plans to stress the importance of main
taining basic civil liberties in light of increased security mea
sures designed to prevent future attacks.
“At the domestic level, we need to have the right balance
of law enforcement powers instead of the need to focus on
civil rights,” he said.
Feingold was die only senator to vote against the USA
PATRIOT Act, an anti-terrorism bill that passed the Senate 98-
1 on Oct. 25.
He also said it is important that domestic issues return to
the forefront of American politics.
“The battle against terrorism is number one, but (we) have
to start getting back to issues that were important prior to
September 11,” he said.
Feingold cited racial profiling, elimination of the death
penalty and campaign finance reform as some of the most
important issues facing Congress this year.
Chris Brook, Young Democrats member and coordinator
of Feingold’s appearance, said he expects the visit to elicit a
positive response on campus.
“He’s an incredible spokesman for progressives on cam
pus," Brook said. “There’s going to be an incredibly positive
reaction to him being on campus and his speech.”
Brook added that he thinks national security issues, espe
cially the ramifications of the USA PATRIOT Act, will be the
most significant issues Feingold discusses.
Feingold described his reasons for participating in a speak
ing tour as an effort to encourage students to become involved
in policy discussions.
“The point is to say that really we desperately need young
people to take a leadership role,” he said.
Feingold said students are well-equipped with many impor
tant skills, especially in the areas of language and technology.
“I would say that the students of today ... are already in the
process of doing something (my generation) didn’t do much
of, and that’s try to truly understand other countries, lan
guages and politics,” he said.
“(Young people) can do tremendous service for our country
if they are the generation that brings us in touch with world.”
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have repeatedly charged that the BOG was not
following its own policy of granting tuition
increases only in “exceptional situations.”
The BOG has approved tuition increases at
11 UNC-system schools during the last two
The state legislature approved a change to
the policy this summer, allowing schools to
request tuition increases without showing extra
The BOG is responsible for setting tuition
rates for UNC-system schools.
About a half-dozen UNC-system schools,
including UNC-Chapel Hill, are expected to
bring tuition requests before the board this year.
The BOG is also expected to vote on a 4.8
percent across-the-board tuition increase at its
Friday’s discussion on tuition - which was
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Officials Set to Request
Funding for Enrollment
UNC-system schools enrolled 1,600
more students than the anticipated
number this year, creating a need
for an extra $23 million in funding.
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
UNC-system officials said Friday that they will
ask the N.C. General Assembly this summer for
S7O million to fund enrollment gr owth across the
system, despite the state’s fiscal problems.
UNC-system President Molly Broad said secur
ing enrollment funding will be the top legislative
priority for the UNC system in the coming months.
The N.C. General Assembly is scheduled to con
vene its short session in late May.
Part of the need for additional funding comes
from the over-enrollment in the 2001-02 freshman
The UNC system had already received S4O mil
lion for enrollment growth for the academic year
when the legislature approved the state budget last
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the first time the full board discussed tuition at
length during the 2001-02 academic year - was
prompted by a tuition workshop hosted by the
BOG Budget and Finance Committee on
Friday morning and also by committee
Chairman Addison Bell’s proposal for the five
year tuition plans.
Bell said the plans aim to provide more pre
dictability for students but will simply serve as
guidelines, not as binding documents.
“Every year we are putting out a fire,” Bell
said. “Every year we run down to the wire with
out providing the chancellors with any kind of
guidance for the future.”
Bell’s plan also calls for all the UNC-system
schools to work together in generating their
tuition plans to ensure that there are no wide
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Allen Williams, center, a member of the popular male a cappella group the Clef Hangers, puts his heart and soul
into performing a version of "Raise Up" by Petey Pablo on Friday night at the Benefit Concert for the Red Cross.
The benefit concert was organized by Mu Beta Psi, a music fraternity.
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But because the 16 UNC-system campuses
enrolled 7,000 additional students - 1,600 more
than the anticipated 5,400 - they needed an addi
tional $23 million in funding.
The UNC system’s enrollment funding is deter
mined by a formula developed by UNC-system
administrators. “(The legislature) actually funded the
full amount while we overshot because the demand
was just greater than we anticipated,” Broad said.
Broad also said UNC-system administrators
expect enrollment to increase by 3,500 students for
the 2002-03 academic year, requiring at least $43
million in additional funding.
The S7O million would be used both to offset the
impact of over-enrollment in the 2001-02 freshman
class and also to prepare for future enrollment
During Friday’s UNC-system Board of
Governors meeting, several board members said
that despite the state’s current economic problems,
it is the responsibility of the UNC system to con
tinue increasing enrollment, especially in the wake
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BOG Budget and Finance Committee Chairman
Addison Bell addresses the BOG on Friday morning.
Author Admits Plagiarism;
Professors Reconsider Texts
By Jenny McLendon
Plagiarism charges levied against a
prominent historian have at least one
UNC professor reconsidering his
course reading fists.
Author Stephen Ambrose, who has
written more than 30 nonfiction history
books, admitted last Monday that pas
sages in his new book “The Wild Biue”
were taken from Thomas Childers’ 1995
book, “The Wings of Morning.”
Although Ambrose uses footnotes refer
encing Childers in the passages, he fails
to give direct attribution.
In a statement issued by his publish
er, Simon & Schuster, Ambrose apolo
gized for plagiarizing the passages, vow
ing to correct them in future editions of
his book. A representative from the
publisher declined to comment on the
case during a phone interview Friday.
But an apology might not be enough
to keep other Ambrose books in UNC
classrooms. Three UNC courses -
History 69, Army 31 and History 73 -
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Tuition could be raised
to increase faculty salaries
as a third of UNC's faculty
head toward retirement.
By Philissa Cramer
University officials say a tuition
increase is necessary for UNC-Chapel
Hill to offer competitive faculty salaries,
even though an increase passed in 1999
has somewhat raised the average salary.
Despite two years of salary increases
funded by a tuition increase that passed
in February 2000, UNC-CH remains
just as far behind its peers in terms of
salaries as it was two years ago.
According to data compiled by the
American Association of University
Professors, UNC-CH paid full professors
on average $104,700 in salary and ben
efits in 1998-99 and $117,900 in 2000-01.
But between 1998-99 and 2000-01, the
gap between salary and benefit packages
offered full professors at UNC-CH and
the salary and benefits offered full pro
fessors at UNC-CH’s peer institutions
remained relatively unchanged. UNC
CH administrators have often named the
University of Virginia, University of
Califomia-Berkeley, University of
Cafifomia-Los Angeles and University of
Michigan as UNC-CH’s peer schools.
Professor James Jorgenson, a member
of the University’s Task Force on Tuition
and chairman of the Department of
Chemistry, said the two salary increases
that resulted from the 1999 tuition
increase were critical to faculty members.
“Along with the state increase, (the tuition
money) provided real relief,” he said.
But UNC still does not offer competi
tive salaries to its faculty, Jorgenson said.
“We’re in about the bottom when they
compare peer institutions,” he said.
The task force plans to craft tuition
recommendations that will go before
the UNC-CH Board of Trustees at its
Jan. 24 meeting.
In October 1999, the UNC-CH BOT
recommended a five-year plan for
tuition increases to fund faculty salaries,
a time scale that was later cut to two
years by the UNC-system Board of
Richard Stevens, a trustee who also
sits on the tuition task force this year,
said an additional tuition increase is nec
essary because state funding for the
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Ambrose in Class
Three UNC courses require books
authored by Stephen Ambrose.
At least one UNC professor is 1
reconsidering using Ambrose's work.
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are slated to include readings from
Ambrose’s books this semester.
History professor Richard Kohn, who
uses Ambrose’s book “Eisenhower:
Soldier and President” in his History 69
class, said he is considering removing
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