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DiPhi Hosts Traditional Forum for Campus Candidates
By Addie Sluder
In a departure from more relaxed
candidate forums, student body candi
dates gathered Monday in a formal set
ting to discuss their platforms.
The Dialectic and Philanthropic
hosted their annu-
al student body president candidate
forum in New West Hall on Monday
night among the portraits of those with
historical significance to the University
in the past.
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forum is respected as a tradition on cam
pus, and it gives candidates the oppor-
UNC Officials React
To Service Proposal
Bush's USA Freedom Corps
would designate 50 percent
of funds from work-study
to nonprofit corporations.
By Julia Lamm
Some UNC administrators are ques
tioning President Bush’s proposal that uni
versities encourage community service by
tapping into federal work-study funds.
In his State of the Union address last
week, Bush called on Americans to help
the nation by increasing their involve
ment in the community.
He introduced the USA Freedom
Corps, which is anew civil service ini
tiative, in an attempt to encourage more
The initiative includes reallocating
some funds in the federal work-study
program to community service.
Seven percent of work-study funds
are required to go
to students who
work with nonprof
would increase that
ment to 50 percent.
UNC director of
student aid, said
“Now that you’re enticing
students to come work for
money, it takes the greater
meaning out of it. ”
requiring that 50 percent of the federal
work-study money go toward commu
nity service placements could result in
students taking a job just for the pay
check rather than because of their pub
lic service ethic.
“The best community service place
ments are those where the students have
a genuine interest in their work,” she
said. “I think it’s hard to legislate that
sense of commitment.”
Ort said a 50 percent change would
be too extreme and that she would pre
fer a more moderate change, such as 15
Mary Morrison, director of the
APPLES service-learning program, said
the community’s need for the work
UNC-C Passes 3rd S4OO Tuition Increase in System
By Emma Burg in
The UNC-Charlotte Board of Trustees
approved a one-year, S4OO tuition
increase Monday, making UNC-C the
second UNC-system campus to approve
a tuition request identical to the one
passed by UNC-Chapel Hill’s trustees.
The UNC-CH BOT approved a one
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
tunity to address a variety of issues.
Each candidate was given three min
utes for an opening speech, then all can
didates had one minute each to respond
to questions posed by the audience.
Following the questions, the candidates
had one minute to give a closing.
Candidates Correy Campbell and
Charlie Trakas were not present.
Candidate Will McKinney said he
feels student input has given him a solid
platform that will bring the UNC cam
pus together. “This isn’t my project,” he
said. “These are issues that are impor
tant to a lot of people."
McKinney outlined four goals for
tuition, and he also said he would work
to improve the campus environment for
minorities. He said he hopes to create a
student director of minority affairs and
fight to increase minority enrollment in
the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
“I think I can bring positive, construc
tive leadership to this campus,” he said.
study change needs to be reviewed.
“I think its important to check out
with community partners to see if this is
truly what they want and need,”
While she supports the idea of
increasing community service, Morrison
pointed out that nonprofits might not be
able to handle the extra workers.
“It could create a situation where
community partners are unable to
supervise additional paid or unpaid
staff,” she said. “They can only accom
modate so many people.”
Another potential problem is the
issue of transportation, Morrison said.
“We’re a large university in a small
community. A lot of opportunities for
service are in Durham, Raleigh and
Chatham County,” she said. “How are
students going to get back and forth
from their work-study if there isn’t ade
Kevin Teague, a senior history major
who has been involved in work-study
for four years, said the change is a good
idea but might
He said that
might be an issue,
in addition to
that might occur
from the change.
“It will be a
they’ll have to find more stuff to do for
additional volunteers,” Teague said.
“You will also have to deal with all the
money and payroll issues.”
He said the change might not even be
necessary in the immediate area.
“Chapel Hill probably doesn’t have
problems with volunteer help.”
Teague shared concerns similar to
Ort’s and said the most troubling aspect
of the change is the ethical dilemma.
“It takes away from the value of volun
teering,” he said. “Now that you’re entic
ing students to come work for money, it
takes the greater meaning out of it.”
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24. East Carolina University also has
requested an identical increase. The
UNC-system Board of Governors will
vote on tuition proposals March 6.
Wayne Walcott, UNC-C senior assis
tant for academic affairs, said the tuition
increase might encounter opposition
from the BOG. “The only thing we can
say is that it’s not a slam dunk,” he said.
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Candidate Brad Overcash said his idea
for a student summit, which would allow
students to speak directly to administra
tors, would help voice student concerns
on a variety of matters. “I think the stu
dent summit is a wonderful opportunity
for students of all different backgrounds
and from all different groups,” he said.
Overcash also said he would like to
see a student Honor Court defense sys
tem. “I’d like to create a chief defense
advocate," he said.
Overcash said his platform is more fea
sible than the other candidates’ and that
he will be able to accomplish his goals in
his one-year term. “Every single idea in
(my platform) can get done,” he said.
Candidate Nathan spent most
of his time speaking about progressive
energy reform, his chief concern. “I guess
I’m a little bit unorthodox,” he said. “My
passions lie in a very different area.”
Katzin said, if elected, he would ask
the runners-up to handle parking, tuition
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Illegally parked cars with tickets issued by University police are a frequent sight on campus. Several student
body president candidates have vowed to address parking issues, such as a shortage of spaces, if elected.
SBP Candidates Face Parking Issues
By Addie Sluder
Dealing with changes to UNC’s park
ing policies is likely to be one of the major
tasks facing the candidate elected as next
Young said the
next student body
president will con
tinue dealing with
this year’s parking
issues, as well as
work on long-term
issues related to
biggest issue this
year has been the
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to address them.
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decision to make a nighttime parking
plan a possibility,” Young said.
In October, the Transportation and
Parking Advisory Committee began dis-
But Walcott said there is a need for the
money. “We have to have the revenue,”
he said. “We’ve been concerned with our
ability to offer quality education.”
Walcott said the tuition increase will
provide funds for faculty salaries, stu
dent services and financial aid. “Twenty
five percent of the money will go to
financial aid,” he said. “Forty-five per
cent will be for faculty salaries, and 30
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and other issues that he does not take
personal interest in. “I’m here to shake
things up a little bit,” he said.
Candidate Fred Hashagen said that
though people might have varying opin
ions of him, he has been successful in
leading students on campus.
“The point is that I have an ability to
make people feel something,” he said.
Hashagen listed several specific
points he hoped to work on, including
working to institute a Korean studies
minor and Native American studies
major and ensuring housing for students
by working to make the Carolina Inn
available for student living.
Candidate Jen Daum said she thinks
student voices have been marginalized
on the issues of tuition, parking and
Qatar and said she will work to be an
advocate for students. “We will work on
campus, we will work off campus, we
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cussing a proposal to eliminate on-cam
pus parking for students living in resi
dence halls. TPAC also has been con
sidering charging for night parking on
campus to balance the Department of
Public Safety’s budget.
Young said student government has
actively addressed parking issues this
year by creating a Web site and passing
a Student Congress resolution. “It’s not
as simple as saying ‘No, this isn’t going
to work this way,”’ he said as advice to
Candidate Brad Overcash said he is
opposed to night parking permits.
“I think that this University should be
accessible to students, and I think per
mits for night parking would limit that.”
Overcash also opposes the elimina
tion of on-campus parking for residents
and said students should not be limited
by where they can walk.
He said TPAC’s actions this year
have been unfair and difficult to respect.
“I don’t think TPAC has any validity on
anything they say now.”
In response to these issues, Overcash
said he would create a student board to
percent will go to student services.”
Walcott said students were made
aware of the issue and few opposed the
increase. But UNC-C Student Body
President Brett Pendergrass, who attend
ed the meeting, said he was not pleased.
“The whole board was not present,"
he said. “I am outspokenly against and
completely disgusted with the way it was
handled. It was a hasty decision.”
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Brad Overcash reaches to draw a number that will determine when
he will speak at Monday's DiPhi forum as other candidates watch.
address parking issues. He said he
would also like to see the on-demand
F2P service improved to include frater
nity and sorority houses as well as near
Candidate Charlie Trakas said he is
opposed to charging for night parking if
there are alternative solutions.
“If other sources of revenue could be
raised, I’m not in favor of it,” he said.
But Trakas said he favors eliminating
on-campus parking for students living in
residence halls. “I would like to see no
parking on campus for students who five
in a dorm,” he said. “These people can
take a bus somewhere or bike some
Trakas also said student government
could have done more to fight proposed
parking policy changes.
Regarding public transit, Trakas said
he would try to mend bus route overlap.
Candidate Correy Campbell said a
minimal charge for night parking on
campus is the best way to gain revenue.
“I do believe that in order for us to
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Pendergrass said the state legislature
does not adequately fund universities,
forcing them to find funding elsewhere.
“It’s necessary because the state won’t
give us any more money," he said. “But I
don’t agree that every time the university
needs money, they send shidents a bill.”
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George Stephanopoulos will
speak at 5:30 p.m. today in
Memorial Hall as part of the
Roy H. Park Lecture Series.
By Will Arey
ABC News political analyst George
Stephanopoulos will draw from his per
sonal experience in Afghanistan when
he speaks at UNC today.
A regular contributor to ABC’s “Good
Morning America” and “Nighrlme,”
Stephanopoulos will speak at a free pub
lic lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
The lecture, titled “Politics: The Art
of the Impossible - A View From
Washington,” is sponsored by the
School of Journalism and Mass
Stephanopoulos served as communi
cations director and deputy campaign
manager during the 1992 Clinton-Gore
campaign. He also was a senior adviser
during the first term of the Clinton admin
istration. He received his master’s degree
in theology from Oxford University,
where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Stephanopoulos originally was
scheduled to lecture Oct. 2, but orga
nizers rescheduled the speech when
Stephanopoulos was sent to
Afghanistan on assignment for ABC
News after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Stephanopoulos’ speech is the fifth in
the Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture
Series, named for the late Roy Park, a
former member of the board of directors
for the school of journalism’s foundation.
The lectures began in 1999 with one
speech a year. But Stephanopoulos’ will
be the first of three lectures in 2002,
organizer Ruth Walden said. “The Park
lectures are designed to bring outstand
ing and well-known mass communica
tions professionals to the UNC campus,”
said Walden, a journalism professor.
Walden said Stephanopoulos was sug
gested as a possible lecturer by a number*
of faculty and students. “Because of his
high profile and strong political back
ground, George Stephanopoulos is a
highly qualified speaker," she said.
Stephanopoulos follows the likes of
journalism professionals JoAnn
Burkholder, Charles Lewis, Doug
Marlette and Sandy Mims Rowe as a
speaker in the series.
Freshman business major Chad
Martin said he is eagerly anticipating
Stephanopoulos’ speech. “It’s very inter
esting and exciting that he would take
time out of his schedule to visit UNC.”
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