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Trustees to Act on S4OO Tuition Increase
Bv Jordan Bartel
The future price of a University edu
cation will top the UNC-Chapel Hill
Board of Trustees’ agenda today as
members decide the fate of a proposed
one-year, S4OO tuition increase.
The meeting is open to the public and
will take place at 8 a.m. in the Morehead
Provost Robert Shelton said he will
present to the BOT the S4OO increase
plan, which the Task Force on Tuition
recommended Jan. 15. Under the pro
posal, revenue from the tuition increase
would go to fund faculty salaries and
decrease the faculty-student ratio in the
College of Arts and Sciences and the
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Student government Cabinet members (clockwise from left) Taylor Stone, Emily Crespo and Nina Zhou design posters for today's protest against
tuition increases. Students will gather at the Old Well and march to the Morehead Planetarium, where the UNC Board of Trustees will meet at 8 a.m.
Tuition Funds to Target Salary Disparities
By Brook Corwin
and Addie Sluder
If the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees
approves a tuition increase proposal today, offi
cials say the money will be funneled primarily
to faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences,
whose salaries lag behind those of faculty in
UNC-CH’s professional schools.
But handing out the money raised from the
proposed one-year, S4OO tuition increase would
be no simple task - the average faculty salary
varies widely between schools at the University
and between departments within the schools.
Salaries in Arts and Sciences lag an average of
Edwards' Defense Case Likely Won't Be Considered
By Kellie Dixon
A judge told Dwayne Russell Edwards’
attorney Wednesday that part of the
defense’s case in a continuing motions
hearing most likely will not be considered.
Judge William Griffin said that he
probably will not consider part of the
defense’s claim that ajanuary 2001 traf
fic stop in which Edwards was appre-
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
School of Journalism and Mass
If the BOT chooses to act on tuition,
members have the choice of adopting
the task force’s recommendation, mod
ifying it or forming their own proposal.
The plan the BOT chooses at the
meeting will then go to the UNC-system
Board of Governors for approval and
finally to the N.C. General Assembly. If
accepted, an increase could go into
effect for the 2002-03 school year.
“At the meeting, I will highlight a cou
ple of issues from November’s BOT
meeting concerning campus-based
tuition as well as describe the principles
discussed by the task force,” said Shelton,
who served as a co-chairman of the task
force. “It is important to show a continu-
$14,000 behind average faculty salaries at five
peer institutions, and University officials said
much of the revenue from a tuition increase
would go to fix this disparity.
Within Arts and Sciences, money would be
distributed to departments that fall farthest
behind the average departmental salaries at
The average annual faculty salary at UNC
CH is $100,900, according to data compiled by
the American Association of University
Professors. The figures do not include faculty
salaries that are funded primarily through clin
ical revenues or research grants.
In Arts and Sciences, which provides most
undergraduate courses, the average salary for
hended was illegitimate.
Public defender Steve Freedman is
defending Edwards, who is charged with
multiple felony counts, including one
rape and two sexual assaults stemming
from two December 2000 incidents in
Carrboro and one incident in Chapel
Hill injanuary 2001.
The purpose of the motions hearing,
which began Tuesday and will continue
today at 9 a.m. at Orange County
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ity of discussion on
this issue between
The task force,
which was com
posed of faculty,
students and BOT
members, first met
Dec. 11 to discuss
the need for a
After the for
mulation of a pro
posal Jan. 15,
Justin Young, task
will present student
opinion to the BOT
at today's meeting.
force co-chairman and student body
president, helped organize a student
full professors is $89,098 - about SII,OOO less
than the Universitywide average, according to
Lynn Williford, director of institutional research.
Provost Robert Shelton said salary levels tend
to be lower in Arts and Sciences than in UNC
CH’s professional schools because professional
schools are often market-driven and don’t rely
solely on state dollars to fund salaries.
The average annual faculty salary is
$126,938 in the Kenan-Flagler Business School
and $117,251 in the School of Law, while the
average annual salaries in the Department of
Art and Department of Dramatic Art - two of
the Arts and Sciences departments with the
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Superior Court in Hillsborough, is to
determine whether certain evidence will
be admitted in Edwards’ trial.
Prosecutor Jim Woodall finished his
case for why the evidence - primarily
items confiscated during the traffic stop -
should be admitted Wednesday afternoon.
Freedman then opened his argument,
asking the court for a motion to dismiss
evidence gathered from the traffic stop
and statements issued by Edwards fol
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group to create an alternate tuition pro
posal. The group met three times and
decided to form a list of demands
addressing increased student involve
ment in tuition-related issues in lieu of
presenting their own tuition proposal.
Young and his Cabinet also created
an online survey to assess student pref
erences about tuition. The survey, con
ducted Tuesday, showed that a majority
of the 597 students who voted prefer no
Young said he will make a presenta
tion at the BOT meeting today based on
the student group’s demands and the
“I hope to bring to the table student
concerns - issues that weren’t covered
by the task force,” Young said. “It is
lowing his arrest.
Griffin shut down Freedman’s argu
ment less than 30 minutes after he began.
He told Freedman the traffic stop, which
Carrboro police justified because Edwards’
registration was expired, was appropriate,
despite police testimony that Edwards’
vehicle was put under surveillance prior to
the stop. The judge also said the subse
quent search of Edwards’ vehicle was legal.
Freedman fired questions at Chapel
important for me to show the impact
that (a tuition increase) would have on
campus as well as throughout the state.”
Along with the presentation, Young
helped plan a student rally sponsored by
the Coalition for Responsible Tuition
Decisions, a student group formed to
fight tuition increases. Young said the
demonstration, which begins at 9:30 a.m.
at the Old Well, also will allow students
to voice their opinions about tuition.
But Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue
Estroff said the decision mostly will hinge
on the personal opinions of die trustees,
despite the viewpoints expressed by
Young and other students. Estroff is not
scheduled to give a formal presentation at
the meeting but will be present to answer
questions related to faculty salaries.
Students Set to Rally
Against Tuition Hike
By Jessica Sleep
Student concern and frustration gen
erated by a proposed tuition increase
will culminate today in a rally sponsored
by the Coalition for Responsible Tuition
Decisions, a student group formed to
fight tuition increases.
The demonstration will begin at 9:30
a.m. when students gather at the Old
Well. The group will then march to the
UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees
meeting in Morehead Faculty Lounge.
The main topic that will be discussed at
the meeting is a one-year, S4OO increase
recommended by the Task Force on
Tuition onjan. 15, which Provost Robert
Shelton will present to the board.
Student Body Vice President Rudy
Kleysteuber said the rally was organized
to get a message across to the BOT. “Our
main objective is to remind the BOT
who they are,” he said. “We entrust our
University to them, and we expect them
to act in the best interests of the students.”
Student Body President Justin Young
said the demonstration will have a calm
atmosphere, and the protest will be a
silent symbol of student concerns.
“The demonstration will aim to show
that students really do care, so they can
be vocal on the whole process,” Young
said. “Students really do want to be
Although the average annual faculty salary at UNC has been calculated at $109,000, the
average departmental salary differs greatly between the University as a whole and the $126,938
College of Arts and Sciences. Professional school faculty receive the highest average
salaries, while professors of fine arts generally fall at the lowest end of the salary spectrum
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SOURCE: DEPARTMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH DTH/ERICA KEPPLER AND HELEN YU
Hill criminal investigator John Moore
about the first interview that officials con
ducted with Edwards the day of his arrest,
in which Edwards requested an attorney.
“I knew anything after that point
would be dismissed so I laid my pen
down, and we talked,” Moore said.
Freedman, who said discussions
between Moore, Edwards and Carrboro
police are questionable, showed two 45-
minute clips from the first and second
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“Students could have an impact, but
that depends on how students conduct
themselves,” Estroff said. “However, this
is a board that works on working well
together, so there probably won’t be a
lot of disagreement.”
But Shelton said the BOTs decision
making process will not be an easy one.
“It is important to remember that this
is a complex issue that involves balanc
ing various sources of income, so I sus
pect that a variety of views will be
heard,” Shelton said.
“I would not be surprised that of the
15 different BOT members, there could
be 15 different opinions and answers.”
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involved, and they will show this
through their silent presence.”
The predicted atmosphere of today’s
rally stands in contrast to the heated anti
tuition protests that took place at the
October 1999 BOT meeting. Then, more
than 400 students gathered on the steps
of the Morehead Planetarium shouting
phrases like “We Shall Overcome” and
wearing signs around their necks.
Young said students will be carrying
signs and banners with slogans such as
“Speak Out or Pay Up” in today’s rally.
He said students also will sit in on the
BOT meeting, where he and Mikisha
Brown, president of the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation, will
give presentations to the BOT.
Kleysteuber said today’s demonstra
tion will differ from those in 1999 because
of the circumstances causing them. He
said the proposal two years ago shocked
students into action because the propos
al could have doubled the cost of tuition.
Young said he is not sure how many
people will participate in the rally,
which was organized early last week.
Organizers say they have been working
feverishly to post fliers and to inform
students about the demonstration.
Bad weather and class schedules
might also negatively affect the turnout
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interrogations on the day of the arrest.
“In the first tape, we’re going to contend
that legally there was interrogation (after
he requested a lawyer)," Freedman said.
Griffin said determining the admissi
bility of Edwards’ statement would be
difficult. No decisions will be made final
until the hearing ends.
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