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NCSU, Other Campuses to Consider Hikes
Bv Elyse Ashburn
Assistant State & National Editor
N.C. State University officials
announced plans to raise tuition
Wednesday, and some UNC-system
officials say other system schools could
soon follow UNC-Chapel Hill’s lead.
N.C. State’s announcement came
only one day after UNC-CH’s Task
Force on Tuition nailed down a one
year, S4OO proposal for a campus-initi
ated tuition increase.
Tom Stafford, N.C. State University
Proposals include requiring
a permit for night parking
an campus and installing
an employee transit fee.
i\ Jamie Dougher
Officials at Wednesday’s
Transportation and Parking Advisory
Committee meeting delayed the elimi
lation of resident student parking,
leciding instead to focus on revenue
;eneration, including a proposed $303
>ermit for night parking.
In October, committee members
legan discussing the option of eliminat
ng on-campus parking permits for stu
lents living in residence halls.
But committee members said they
vill not institute the policy next year so
hey can focus on the Department of
Aiblic Safety’s budgetary concerns.
Department officials have said they
leed $2 million to balance their budget
ind might have to pay another
$700,000 if a ruling in a pending court
case goes against UNC.
Projected debt has prompted com
mittee members to seek additional rev
enue options, including a proposal to
begin issuing night parking permits.
Cheryl Stout, assistant director of
parking services, drew up the proposal
that details DPS’s night parking scenario,
which she presented Wednesday. “This is
only a model, and the committee can
make recommendations,” she said.
Under this plan, anyone with a day
time parking permit would be permitted
to park on campus at night in any lot,
except in those designated for resident stu
dent parking. “It doesn’t guarantee you a
spot in the same lot, but you should be
able to find one in another," Stout said.
Those without daytime passes would
not be able to park in permit-required
lots on campus at night but could pur
chase a permit for $363 per year.
Four lots - SlO, SI 1, T and the Bell
Tower lot - would remain free at night.
Economics Professor Boone Turchi
and a group of students on the commit
tee met informally last week to develop
a proposal to set priorities for parking
related issues, including night parking.
Emily Williamson, a member of
Turchi’s group, said the main difference
between their outline and Stout’s was
the price of a night parking permit. “I
am very concerned about price,” she
said. “If the fee were lower, people
would be more willing to pay that.”
Group members said they were think
ing of SSO to $ 100 for a night parking per
mit because most people interested in the
permit would be students. “1 don’t know
any student who could afford ($363),”
said Residence Hall Association President
David Cooper, a member of TPAC.
Another revenue option the committee
discussed was implementing an employ
ee transit fee. The department borrowed
the concept of an employee transit fee
from the University of Georgia, which
See TPAC, Page 2
vice chancellor for student affairs, said
N.C. State Chancellor Marye Anne Fox
intends to present a proposal for a
tuition increase at the N.C. State Board
of Trustees’ meetings Feb. 21 and 22.
“We have had discussions about this
as you might imagine,” he said. “We will
probably finalize (a proposal) within the
next few weeks.”
Stafford said N.C. State officials have
been keeping tabs on the tuition discus
sions at UNC-CH but will tailor a pro
posal to fit their university’s needs and
not merely follow UNC-CH’s example.
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Qatar-UT Talks Not
A Surprise for UNC
By Addie Sluder
UNC officials said Wednesday they
were not surprised to hear that the
Kenan-Flagler Business School is no
longer the only school being courted to
establish a satellite business campus in
Officials at the University of Texas at
Austin confirmed Tuesday that repre
sentatives of the Qatar Foundation for
Education, Science and Community
Development had approached them
about establishing a business school in
Qatar -a move that members of the
UNC community said they found dis
tressing but not unexpected.
“I’m not incredibly surprised because
I view (the foundation) as being very
serious about the program,” said busi
ness Professor Jennifer Conrad.
A UT business school would be in
lieu of a branch of UNC’s business
school in Qatar.
Student Body President Justin Young
also said he was not shocked that the
foundation has been speaking to other
business programs. “It doesn’t really sur
prise me that much that they’re shop
UNC has been considering the possi
bility of creating a business school in
Qatar since June 2001, but the Middle
Eastern country first approached UT sev-
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“We’ve also had interest in (tuition
increases) but have taken a different
approach,” he said. Stafford would not
disclose specifics of the tuition increase
that N.C. State officials are considering.
But he said administrators will keep
tuition rates at other UNC-system schools
in mind as they draft their proposal.
“We wouldn’t want to be out of line,”
Stafford said. He expressed some con
cern that raising N.C. State’s tuition
might further the image that the univer
sity is attempting to cut ties with the
UNC system - an accusation sometimes
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eral weeks ago, according to UT officials.
Though the news that Qatari officials
have approached multiple business
schools might introduce an element of
competition, many involved in negotia
tions said they are comfortable with
Chancellorjames Moeser’s approach to
“1 think the chancellor has taken a very
thoughtful and measured approach,” said
business Professor Bob Adler.
Moeser has set stringent guidelines in
his negotiations with Qatar, including
sticking to the implementation of UNC
General College requirements -a strat
egy that might have displeased mem
bers of the Qatar Foundation but one
that UNC officials say they support.
“I think the way the chancellor has
approached this has been absolutely the
right way,” said Provost Robert Shelton.
“He has set forth some principles con
sistent with what we feel is a Carolina
education and stuck to them.”
Officials said UNC should not com
promise the integrity of its degree, even
with the news that the foundation might
make a deal with another business school
instead. “There are some fundamental
things that you shouldn’t sacrifice,” Young
said. “We should be coming to the table
with things that are important to us.”
Shelton also said he believes UNC
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levelled against UNC-CH as well.
Stafford said the UNC-system Board
of Governors will have the final say in
any campus-initiated tuition increases,
which the board is set to consider at its
March meeting. He said he thinks the sys
tem’s two flagship universities - UNC
CH and N.C. State - will receive equal
treatment from the BOG. The BOG
approved identical two-year tuition
increases - totaling S6OO - for UNC-CH
and N.C. State in February 2000.
“I don’t think the BOG will do one
thing for (N.C.) State and another for
Cabinet to Focus on Tuition Protest
Students collaborated on a
list of demands concerning
student involvement in the
tuition increase process.
By Jordan Bartel
Student Body President Justin Young
said Wednesday his Cabinet has decid
ed not to form an alternate tuition pro
posal in response to the Task Force on
Tuition’s recommendation to raise
tuition by S4OO next year.
Young announced Monday that stu
dent government would prepare its own
tuition proposal but said Wednesday he
“We are going to have a presentation
of issues rather than proposes because it
is representative of the fact that as stu
dents we do not have a detailed plan
because facts aren’t out there, so we can’t
make an informed proposal,” he said.
Instead student government repre
sentatives said they will focus their ener
gy on amassing a large student presence
at the Jan. 24 UNC-Chapel Hill Board
of Trustees meeting, where the board
plans to act on tuition.
They also have formulated a “list of
demands” concerning student involve
ment in campus-based tuition practices.
On Wednesday, about 15 students
who attended the second of three meet
ings planned by student government con
tinued talks about how they thought the
Carolina,” Stafford said.
But Addison Bell, BOG Budget and
Finance Committee chairman, said the
board will judge each campus proposal
on the basis of merit.
“While I think that Chapel Hill does
set a trend for some schools, I am con
fident the BOG will examine the pro
posals on an individual basis,” Bell said.
He said he thinks N.C. State would def
initely follow UNC-CH’s lead and that
other UNC-system schools might as well.
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DTH JOSHUA GREF.R
Student Body President Justin Young discusses suggestions Wednesday
for a student response to the proposed tuition increase.
recommended tuition increase is unjusti
fied before agreeing on a list of about 15
demands focusing on increased student
involvement on any tuition issues.
Students who attended the meeting
said they hope officials will commit to a
straightforward, publicized communica
tion of issues related to tuition plans.
“We hope to convey to officials that we
want the cycle of tuition increases to stop,”
said junior Fred Hashagen. “We should
articulate clearly that we are against the
way the tuition proposal was created.”
The group intends to present its
demands to the BOT, the UNC-system
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UNC officials are not sure
how the Board of Trustees
will respond to a proposal
from the tuition task force.
By Brook Corwin
University officials said Wednesday
they do not expect the UNC-Chapel Hill
Board of Trustees to use previous deci
sions as a precedent when evaluating a
new tuition proposal, although the BOT
has reduced similar proposals in the past
The Task Force on Tuition -a com
mittee made up of UNC-CH students,
faculty and administrators - made a rec
ommendation Tuesday for a one-year,
S4OO tuition increase. The BOT plans to
act on the recommendationjan. 24.
But members said the BOT can
choose to modify the size and stipula
tions of an increase proposal - or even
eliminate the proposal entirely - before
casting a vote on a recommendation.
A proposal would then have to go
before the UNC-system Board of
Governors for approval in March
before it could be implemented.
“The board really has three options,”
said BOT Chairman Tim Burnett. “It
can vote for no tuition increase at all, it
can accept the recommended proposal,
or it can ask the committee for more
information on their research.”
The BOT last voted on a tuition pro
posal in October 1999, when it revised a
recommendation from the Chancellor’s
Committee on Faculty Salaries and
Benefits that would have increased tuition
by $375 or SSOO per year - depending on
whether a student was in-state or out-of
state - over a four-year period.
The BOT ended up voting in favor of
a S3OO per year increase for all students
during a five-year period.
Anne Cates, who served as BOT chair
woman during the 1999 vote, said the
board considered long-term implications
when it revised the proposal recom
mended two years ago. “We were trying
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Board of Governors and the N.C. General
Assembly as a way to gamer student sup
port and make the BOT and BOG con
sider student voices on the tuition issue.
Young said tuition has far-reaching
importance because the entire UNC
system will be affected by tuition deci
sions at UNC-CH. “You better believe
that all eyes are on us as a representative
for other state schools," he said.
“Because what happens here with
tuition will probably happen there.”
Young said student representatives
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