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Tuition Committee Recommends 1-Year, S4OO Increase
Committee members will
propose a S4OO tuition hike
for 2002-03 but did not
identify a multiyear plan.
Bv Lizzie Breyer
Members of the Task Force on
Tuition voted Tuesday to recommend a
one-year, S4OO tuition increase plan to
the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees,
although task force members hope
eventually to draft a multiyear plan for
After more than two hours of discus
sion, task force members decided to rec
ommend only a one-year tuition
increase so that input from the BOT, the
UNC-system Board of Governors and
the N.C. General Assembly could be
Recently, two groups have proposed different tuition increase plans, and a third proposal is being developed. The proposals from the Task Force on Tuition and
the executive branch of the student government involve a campus-based tuition increase, while the Board of Governors will enact a system-wide increase.
M force op Tuition
How much: S4OO for one year
When: 2002-03 school year
When they vote: Proposal goes
to the Board of Trustees on Jan. 24.
Why: To fund faculty salaries and decrease
SOURCE: UNC RECSTBAR AND DTH ARCHIVES
Students Plan Opposition to Hike
Several students who came
to the meeting say campus
administrators are ignoring
alternative revenue sources.
By Nikki Werking
About 20 students dissatisfied with the
Task Force on Tuition’s recommendation
for a one-year, S4OO tuition increase gath
ered Tuesday night to discuss alternatives.
The group tentatively planned a
demonstration at the Jan. 24 UNC-
Chapel Hill Board of Trustees meeting
to protest the task force’s tuition increase
proposal. The BOT is expected to vote
on the proposal at the meeting.
Student leaders also would like to
conduct a forum with members of the
UNC-system Board of Governors before
the March BOG meeting so students can
TPAC Meeting to Look at Financial Woes
By Jessica Sleep
With an increasingly constrained bud
get looming over its head, the
Transportation and Parking Advisory
Committee will meet today to discuss
financial concerns, night parking and cam-
will take place
at 3:30 p.m. in
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of the public safety building.
Officials say the discovery that $2
million is needed to balance the
Department of Public Safety’s 2002-03
budget has added increased urgency to
today’s meeting. They also said a court
ruling that could cost UNC up to
$700,000 this year in lost revenue is
another critical issue that needs to be
discussed further. If the ruling is upheld
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incorporated into a long-term proposal.
The decision to recommend that the
BOT adopt a one-year tuition increase
represents a departure from the multi
year plans the task force has discussed
up to this point.
The task force proposed that the rev
enue from a tuition increase plan be split
between raising faculty salaries to the
average of peer public institutions and
hiring 135 new faculty to reduce the stu
dent-faculty ratio in the College of Arts
and Sciences and the School of
Journalism and Mass Communication.
To achieve these objectives, Provost
Robert Shelton, who is a co-chairman of
the task force, said UNC-CH would
need almost $39 million in permanent
Shelton, who has set a Jan. 17 dead
line for formalizing the task force’s rec
ommendations, now will write up the
Current Tuition per Semester
$ 1,164 in-state undergraduate $ 1,255.50 in-state graduate
$ 6,160 out-of-state undergraduate $ 6,411 out-of-state graduate
Proposals on the Table
Student Body President
Justin Young's Cabinet
How much: To be announced meetings
began Tuesday to develop specifics.
When: To be announced
When they vote: Young plans to bring a
proposal to the Board of Trustees on Jan. 24.
Why: To provide an alternative viewpoint
to the Task Force on Tuition with alternate
uses for tuition revenue.
voice their dissent to a tuition increase.
At Tuesday’s meeting, students also
voiced concern about the possibility of a
five-year plan for increasing tuition start
ing in fall 2003. “The plan to increase
tuition by S4OO next year, get a one-year
break and increase tuition again for the
next five years is insane,” said Brad
Overcash, vice chairman of student aca
demic affairs in student government.
Most of the two-hour meeting was
spent planning the demonstration and
forum, but students also discussed the pos
sibility of an alternate tuition proposal.
Student Body President Justin Young
has expressed interest in presenting to
the BOT a tuition plan separate from
that recommended by the Task Force on
Tuition, of which Young is a co-chair
man. No specifics of the proposal were
discussed at the meeting.
Senior Bharath Parthasarathy said
University officials want a tuition
increase because it is the simplest solu
in the appellate court, UNC must revert
parking fine revenue to Chapel Hill-
Carrboro City Schools.
TPAC Chairman Bob Knight said
members will discuss ways to raise addi
tional revenue to offset increased costs
facing the department, including
increasing the cost of day parking and
instituting fees for night parking.
Emily Williamson, a TPAC represen
tative from the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation, said
there needs to be an increase in parking
permit costs. “I think the increase in per
mits is inevitable, and I think it’s neces
sary for inflationary reasons," she said.
Williamson said the price of a cam
pus permit is one-third of the market
value of a Chapel Hill permit. She said
a permit on Rosemary Street is about
$720, whereas the cost of a campus per
mit averages about $250 to $350.
Charging for night parking has been
introduced as a way to increase revenue,
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Campus groups will have the oppor
tunity to review the proposal before the
BOT acts on it Jan. 24.
“The consensus seems to be to make
a recommendation to the Board of
Trustees for a one-year campus-based
tuition increase, but we must cast it in
the framework of a long-term
approach,” Shelton said.
“We can collaborate with our coun
terparts like N.C. State (University),
work with various boards and the legis
lature and reaffirm this is a partnership
between all of us."
Most of the meeting’s discussion was
spurred by three scenarios drafted by
Shelton, which outlined proposals for
five-year annual increases of S2OO, S4OO
Shelton said 40 percent of any cam
pus-based increase will be reserved for
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Board of Governors
How much: 4.8% for all students
When: 2002-03 school year
Wien they vote: Board of Govemers
will act on the issue in March.
Why: To combat the increasing operating
costs created by inflation.
tion. “Tuition is the University’s easiest
controllable (revenue) factor,” he said.
Overcash said the task force might not
have considered an alternative way to
raise funds. “(Officials) are saying, ‘We
need a tuition increase, how should we
spend the money?’” he said. “What they
should be doing is saying, ‘Here’s the
problem: We need to retain and recruit
great faculty, how do we do that?’”
Students at the meeting also discussed
possible uses for the additional revenue
from a tuition increase. Several students
said they think the money should go to
increasing faculty salaries. The task force
also concluded that the funds from a
tuition increase should go to improve
“If the tuition goes up, I’d rather see
(the money) go to professors than any
one else,” said junior Fred Hashagen.
Parthasarathy said tuition should be
used to increase the salaries of lower-paid
faculty members to the level of peer insti
about costs and
benefits will be
presented to TPAC
Knight said safe
ty is an important
issue that will be
the discussion of
night parking. He
said campus transportation at night is
limited, which makes safety an impor
tant concern if some students are no
longer able to park on campus at night.
Student Body Vice President Rudy
Kleysteuber also expressed concerns
about security. “Students shouldn’t be
forced to choose between safety and
convenience,” he said.
Knight said ensuring that students,
faculty and staff are thoroughly informed
about parking issues is also a main topic
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DTH JOSHUA GREER
Provost Robert Shelton sits at a meeting of the Task Force on Tuition. The
group will recommend a S4OO tuition increase to the Board of Trustees.
“There are some professors here with
six figure salaries, and some professors
with salaries well below that,” he said.
Other students at the meeting warned
about the reliance on faculty salary num
bers from peer institutions, citing that they
might not be as low as the figures indicate.
“When adjusted for the cost of living,
tuition needs to go down,” said Anup
Dashputre, chairman of student services
for student government. “It’s 1.6 times
more expensive to live in Berkeley than
Chapel Hill, but professors there only
make $12,000 more. It doesn’t add up.”
The student committee will meet again
at 7 p.m. today and Thursday in Suite C of
the Union. Members are expected to work
out more details about the demonstration
and begin preparing their proposal.
The meetings are open to all students.
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“I think the increase in
permits is inevitable, and I
think it’s necessary for
inflationary reasons. ”
GPSF Representative on TPAC
Knight also said the DPS is working
toward putting the information that
TPAC has collected on its Web site so
people can view it at their convenience.
In an attempt to add more viewpoints
to TPAC, Knight said two new commit
tee members have been added - David
Cooper, the president of the Residence
Hall Association, and Joanne Kucharski,
a representative from the Employee
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Qatari Officials Start
Negotiations With UT
Bv Elyse Ashbirn
Assistant State & National Editor
The Qatar Foundation for Education,
Science and Community Development
has recently begun to woo at least one
other university - the University of
Texas at Austin - into opening a branch
of its business school in Qatar.
UT’s business school in Qatar would
be in lieu of a
school in the
dean of UT’s Red McCombs School of
Business, said the Qatar Foundation first
contacted the university several weeks
May said a representative of the
foundation visited the UT campus last
week and “elaborated on the opportu
UNC has been discussing the possi
bility of opening a business school in
Qatar sincejune 2001.
UNC Chancellor James Moeser said
Tuesday that he was not aware the
Qatar Foundation had contacted UT,
though such a move had been rumored.
“They have not informed us of this,”
he said. “But I am not surprised by it.”
Moeser added that the foundation’s
displeasure with UNC’s General College
requirements might have prompted it to
look elsewhere. “Clearly they are looking
at other options,” he said.
Moeser said Qataris have made
“strong overtures" about dropping
General College requirements and
developing a more technical base.
But he said UNC would not drop
any General College core classes from
its proposed Qatari curriculum.
“1 have made it very clear that these
are non-negotiable," Moeser said.
“They are deal breakers.”
But May said he does not think Qatar’s
interest in UT’s business school was
indicative of a waning interest in UNC’s
Kenan-Flagler Business School. “I think
they have all the schools under consid-
on today’s agenda.
He said the com
mittee will set the
dates for public
TPAC issues, at
least one of which
will be held at
night so students
can attend, regard
less of their class
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Plan New Issue
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
University officials said Tuesday that
they will immediately begin construct
ing a long-term tuition increase plan in
light of the Task Force on Tuition’s deci
sion not to recommend a multiyear
tuition proposal this year.
The task force decided Tuesday to
recommend a one-time, S4OO increase
for all UNC-Chapel Hill students.
If approved by the UNC-CH Board
of Trustees and the UNC-system Board
of Governors, the increased tuition rates
will go into effect next year.
Before Tuesday’s meeting, the task
force appeared to be headed toward a
Provost Robert Shelton drew up
three potential tuition increase propos
als for the meeting, all of which spanned
But task force members decided
Tuesday it would be best to propose a
one-year plan to the UNC-CH BOT on
Jan. 24 and continue working on a five
year plan that would start in the 2003-
04 academic year.
UNC-CH Chancellor James Moeser
said Tuesday that University officials
will use the extra time to hold compre-
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eration," he said.
May said the foundation is aware it
must shop around because it will have a
difficult time finding a school that is
willing to offer a degree in Qatar iden
tical to that obtained by students at its
main campus. “They know this is a hard
deal to do," he said.
May said negotiations with the Qatar
Foundation are not a competition
between schools. “I don’t view (Kenan-
Flagler) as a rival,” he said.
“They’re a good school. They have
the capacity to do this, and if they
choose to do it, then so be it.”
May added that UT is still in the fact
finding process and that no serious
negotiations have taken place, adding
that UT President Larry Faulkner is
making further inquiries. “At this point,
we consider the proposition of the foun
dation interesting, and we are thinking
about it,” he said. “But we haven’t made
a decision yet to consider it seriously."
May also said the foundation repre
sentative mentioned discussions with
UNC. “The representative did openly
reveal the other schools with which he
is in discussion with regard to engineer
ing and business schools,” he said.
The Qatar Foundation has also
approached UT about opening a
branch of its engineering school in
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