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Students Focus Tuition Battle on BOG
By Karey Wutkowski
Assistant University Editor
Student Body Presidentjustin Young said
he is working with other student leaders to
make members of the UNC-system Board of
Governors “more receptive” to student opin
ion of tuition increases.
Young said that although the UNC-Chapel
Hill Board of Trustees listened to a student
government presentation at Thursday’s meet
ing, the trustees were already prepared to rec
ommend a one-year, S4OO tuition increase.
“It seemed like a lot of them had their
minds made up,” he said.
But with more than a month before the
BOG’s March 6 meeting, when it is set to vote
on the BOT’s recommendation and all UNC
system campus-initiated tuition increases,
Pride for Tickets
By Nikki Werking
It began at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with
three freshmen donning T-shirts with
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Freshman Nathan Adams, the
“Masticator,” took a bite of a cheese
burger, chewed it up and spit it into the
mouth of freshman Yin Song, also
known as “The
Song, with his
open, waited as
packets of ketchup
and mustard into
his mouth with the
swished the food
together and spit it
into the mouth of
Kitzrow, who wore the T-shirt labeled
Next, as his shirt would suggest,
Kitzrow swallowed the pre-mixed and
chewed food. The trio repeated the
process with chicken nuggets, a banana
split and chocolate milk.
The act was part of “What Would
You Do for Dook Tickets?” an event for
the Carolina Athletic Association’s
SEAC Endorses Mason After Forum on Environment
By Jeff Silver
Bennett Mason won the Student
Environmental Action Coalition’s
endorsement for student body president
Tuesday night after a forum that gave
candidates the chance to discuss envi-
At the forum,
mental policy at
UNC and how student government can
get involved in an issue candidates said
it traditionally has not tackled.
Candidate Correy Campbell was not
In his comments, Mason highlighted
that he is a vegan, saying that the meat and
dairy industry is second only to the petro
leum industry in environmental pollution.
He also said newly constructed build-
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
Young said he hopes to
take a more proactive
approach to influencing
BOG members’ stance
on tuition increases.
leaders will work with
representatives from the
UNC Association of
Student Governments to
personally contact BOG
members, Young said.
During these contacts,
Young said, student lead
ers plan to lay out the
same principles he and
Professional Student Federation President
Mikisha Brown presented at the BOT meeting.
“Beat Dook Week.” Four riser tickets
and four lower-level tickets for the
Thursday’s men’s basketball game
against Duke University were available
to students who were willing to perform
a gross, funny or unusual act.
“We wanted tickets really bad, and
we figured there’s no place better than
in front of Lenoir to show people how
to eat food,” Kitzrow said.
CAA President Reid Chaney said
that this is the third year in a row the
CAA has sponsored “What Would You
Do for Dook Tickets?” Though it pro
moted the event through the CAA Web
site, e-mails and advertisements in The
Daily Tar Heel,
Song signed up in
In past years,
one of the acts
was named the
received the tick
ets, but because
of the low turnout
this year, every
one who partici
Chaney said student participation in
the event might have been affected by
Monday’s extended Duke ticket distrib
“I think we would have had
increased participation if there had not
been a distribution on Monday, but the
things (students did) were pretty funny,”
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ings on campus should utilize new envi
ronmentally friendly technology, includ
ing buildings that use natural light.
“We need to ensure that UNC’s beau
ty and green space are preserved,”
Candidate Will McKinney said he has
been involved in environmental work
since third grade, when he gave a speech
to the Sierra Club and his class about
recycling milk jugs. If elected president,
McKinney said, he would try to encour
age the use of renewable energy for the
buildings laid out in the Master Plan, a
50-year plan for campus growth.
“We can help (make UNC more
environmentally friendly),” McKinney
said. “All (of these) things are pretty easy
He also said he would try to get cam
pus groups to sponsor trees and encour
age more bike use at UNC.
Candidate Nathan Katzin said ener
gy reform is one of two main issues on
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In their presentation, Brown and Young
expressed concern about whether UNC-CH
will remain affordable, whether the N.C.
General Assembly will continue to fund the
University and whether a tuition increase will
solve UNC-CH’s financial woes.
Student Body Vice President Rudy
Kleysteuber said time constraints limited stu
dent leaders’ face-to-face contact with BOT
members and that they plan to focus on per
sonal interactions with members of the BOG.
“In the next couple months, we’ll be focus
ing on personal inroads,” he said.
Brown said she also will work to lobby the
BOG to make sure the amount of the pro
posed S4OO increase does not rise.
Besides the S4OO tuition increase proposal
specific to UNC-CH, Young said the contacts
with the BOG will recommend that higher
hopes for a more
to influence the BOG.
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Freshman Andy Kitzrow opens wide Tuesday to receive his meal from freshman Yin
Song in the Pit (above). Junior Tiffany Fischer pulls out a fake tooth (left).
his platform, along with ensuring student
happiness. He said he will push for large
scale environmental reform if elected.
“I’m not interested in sticking pins in
the foot of the lion,” Katzin said. “I’m
interested in chopping its head off.”
Candidate Fred Hashagen said that
while other candidates elaborated on a
few points from their platforms, he
would incorporate environmental con
cerns into every decision he makes as
student body president.
Hashagen said he has a record as a
former Cabinet member and as the for
mer lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen
der administrative assistant of bringing
rarely discussed issues to the forefront.
“I will be happy to bring environ
mental issues to the mainstream at
UNC,” Hashagen said.
Candidate Brad Overcash said he
thinks student government needs to get
more involved in the issue. He said he
would create a committee for a cleaner
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education funding come from the General
Assembly, not campus-based tuition increas
At its Feb. 8 meeting, the BOG will begin
discussion of its tuition policy, which calls for
the body to only grant campus-based increas
es in “extraordinary” circumstances.
Under this policy, which was adopted in
1998, the BOG has approved requests for
tuition increases at 11 UNC-system schools.
Young said he hopes students will have a
voice in the ongoing tuition debate.
“We’re trying to get as much student feed
back as possible," he said. “We’re trying to re
evaluate our best way to attack and our best
way to communicate.”
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campus environment, which would
make recommendations to the student
body president about how to keep the
campus clean, aesthetically pleasing and
Overcash said that although some
candidates have said they would try to
convince Carolina Dining Services to
convert carry-out trays to biodegradable
material, CDS already plans on con
verting in the coming weeks.
Candidatejen Daum said her top pri
ority would be doubling the number of
recycling stations on campus. She said
she thinks many students do not recycle
because they have to walk too far.
Daum also said she would create a
new position in her Cabinet focusing on
environmental issues. “It’s time to create
a student government that’s a lot more
activist and a lot less bullshit,” she said.
Candidate Charlie Trakas said he
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President Bush, who will travel to Winston-
Salem today, pledged Tuesday night that the
nation will make an economic recovery.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Tuesday night that
tens of thousands of terrorists still threaten America - “ticking
time bombs, set to go off” -and unveiled his plans to stalk them
across the globe. He promised a battle of
equal vigor to revive the ailing economy.
“We will prevail in war, and we will
defeat this recession,” the commander
in-chief said, standing before the nation
with historically high approval ratings.
In his first State of the Union address,
nearly five months after the Sept. 11
attacks that shocked America, Bush
fleshed out his vision for the war on ter
rorism beyond Afghanistan - to a dozen
countries that he said harbor terrorists
and “an axis of evil” of three more that
seek weapons of mass destruction.
Bush will embark today on a tour, vis
iting three cities, including Winston-
Salem. He will speak at 2:30 p.m. in the
Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-
Salem. A few tickets still were available from the N.C.
Republican Party on Tuesday morning.
Bush entered the packed House chamber to boisterous
applause from Republicans and Democrats alike. Seconds into
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Chapel Hill's Limit
On New Development
Will Not Hurt UNC
Officials say only one University project
will be affected by a de facto moratorium
on construction set by the Town Council.
By Lizzie Breyer
University officials said Tuesday that
UNC’s immediate plans for construction
will not be affected by the Chapel Hill
Town Council’s resolution limiting future
On Monday, the Town Council
approved a schedule of work sessions
about the town’s new development ordi
nance. The sessions will take place dur
ing the times normally reserved to con
sider new construction projects.
Essentially, the resolution would pre
vent all new construction projects that
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Student body president candidates (from left) Will McKinney, Fred
Hashagen and Nathan Katzin react during Tuesday's SEAC forum.
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George W. Bush
gave his first
State of the Union
said he expects UNC
to ask for an
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