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Easley Declares Fiscal Emergency, Increases Cuts
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Gov. Mike Easley answers questions about the budget and how the
reversions might affect state programs at a press conference Tuesday.
SBP Candidates Explain Goals for UNC Curriculum
Bv Rachel Clarke
Next year’s student body president
will have a unique chance to influence
UNC’s General College curriculum,
which is under review for the first time
in 20 years.
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to address them.
■ Monday: Tuition
■ Tuesday: Parking
■ Friday: Leadership
committee will compile a final list of rec
ommendations this semester, which will
be voted on by the Faculty Council in
the fall. If any changes to the curriculum
are approved, they will probably affect
the incoming freshman class of 2004,
While next year’s student body pres
ident will not have a vote on the issue,
McNeil said the Faculty Council would
welcome student leaders’ input.
But the kind of input the faculty
receives on the curriculum could vary
TPAC Forums Detail
By \ikki Werking
The Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee sponsored three
forums Tuesday aimed at allowing stu
dents, staff and faculty to voice their
opinions on transit issues, including a
proposed night parking fee.
More than 100 people, about half of
whom were employees of the Division of
Facilities Services, attended a 10 a.m.
forum in the Tate-Tumer-Kuralt
Auditorium in the School of Social Work.
About 75 students participated in a 2
p.m. forum at the School of Medicine.
The third meeting, held at 5 p.m. in the
Student Union, drew about 40 students.
At each of the forums, TPAC
Chairman Bob Knight presented back
ground information about parking on
campus along with figures detailing esti
mated future transportation expendi
tures totaling $2 million.
Knight also discussed revenue
options that TPAC is considering, such
None of us really understands what's going on with all these numbers.
gready depending on which student
body president candidate is elected.
Write-in candidate Correy Campbell
said he would strive to make sure each
student has a good understanding of
each class and what the professor
expects of them.
Although Campbell said he thinks too
few classes are offered to fill the per
spective requirements, perspectives are
still a valuable part of the curriculum.
“A liberal education opens up your
mind to the entire world,” he said. “You
can sample from each plate and better
decide where you want to go and what
you want to do.”
Write-in candidate Nathan Katzin
said he thinks a student body president
can only be effective on a limited num
ber of issues, so he would focus on pro
gressive energy reform rather than cur
riculum review. “I would get the runner
up and everyone else who has been
campaigning to deal with issues like
that,” Katzin said.
Candidate Will McKinney said that if
he is elected, he will encourage the com
mittee to modernize the curriculum.
“They need to root out those courses
that haven’t been taught since our parents
were here,” he said, claiming that there are
courses listed in the directory of classes
that have not been taught in years.
McKinney said there should be many
classes that fulfill each perspective. “I
want to be sure there’s a large degree of
freedom for students,” he said.
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as charging $363 each for North
Campus night parking permits and leav
ing parking at the Bell Tower and Sll
lots unregulated. If such a policy is
adopted, Knight said free shutdes would
likely run to the unregulated lots.
But Carolyn Elfland, associate vice
chancellor for campus service, stressed
that there is no definite plan yet. “($363)
is nothing but what a day permit costs
now,” she said. “It was strictly put on the
table as a starting point for discussion.
The chances of actually charging that
amount is almost zero.”
Student Body Vice President Rudy
Kleysteuber provided student perspective
on the night parking issue. Fie presented a
student proposal that would charge $lO
for a night parking sticker but would
would not necessarily guarantee a parking
space. He also suggested pricing the
potential permits on a sliding scale based
on salary for staff and faculty and need
based aid for students.
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County officials look at setting up
a Durham Tech satellite campus.
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By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
RALEIGH - For the second time
during his year-old administration, Gov.
Mike Easley has declared a state of fiscal
emergency to contend with the state’s
Easley announced Tuesday that state
revenue projections could fall more
than S9OO million below expectations
for the 2001-02 fiscal year, which ends
To deal with the budget crisis, Easley
took a variety of actions Tuesday that
would set aside $1.17 billion in funding,
including requiring an additional 3 per
cent budget reversion for most state
The additional budget reversions
come on top of 4 percent reversions that
Easley ordered in October, when it first
became apparent that state revenues
would not meet expectations.
Educational agencies - such as the
Stephen Quint, applied sciences adviser and professor, advises Morehead Scholar Amorn Wongsarnpigoon
about class options. Future students could be affected by changes in the General College curriculum.
IFC Hosts SBP Forum on Greek Issues, Endorses Mason
By Jell Silver
The Interfratemity Council endorsed
student body president candidate Bennett
Mason on Tuesday following the council’s
first-ever student elections forum.
The forum allowed candidates to
share parts of their platforms that relate
to the Greek com
munity with IFC
IFC represents 20
Write-in candidates Correy Campbell
and Charlie Trakas did not attend.
Candidate Jen Daum said reinstitut
ing a student advisory committee to the
UNC Board of Trustees would be ben
eficial to all students. She said the com
mittee would include representation
from the Greek community. Daum also
said she would place a student govern
ment representative on the chancellor’s
Greek Advisory Committee.
Daum said she would work on
improving the on-campus image of fra
ternities. “I think it’s terrible that Greeks
raise $50,000 and all we hear about is
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N.C. Department of Public Instruction,
community colleges and the UNC sys
tem - are exempt from the 7 percent
Instead Easley said his office has
worked with each of these agencies
individually to determine the appropri
ate magnitude for individual budget
“We’re going to do everything
humanly possible that there are no cuts
in the classroom,” he said.
In November, Easley ordered a 2.7
percent budget reversion for the UNC
system, a total of about $43 million.
This week UNC-system officials
learned that they will have to turn over
an additional s2l million to the state.
All told, state agencies will revert
$356 million in funding this fiscal year.
Easley also pulled funding from var
ious trust funds and reserve accounts,
including the state’s Repair and
Renovation Reserve Fund.
About ssl million of the sll2 million
Write-in candidate Nathan Katzin
said he would hope for fraternity sup
port in his push to make the United
States less dependent on foreign oil.
Katzin also stressed that student gov
ernment should be active in stopping
global warming. “It’s time to distinguish
ourselves as a university," Katzin said.
Candidate Fred Hashagen said he will
not focus on issues specific to fraternities
but instead hopes his platform general
ly addresses their concerns. He also told
the audience that he has been the most
successful of all the candidates in getting
things accomplished at UNC and said
he would be willing to risk his populari
ty if necessary. “I’m willing to be disliked
to get the job done,” Hashagen said.
Candidate Bennett Mason, a member
of Sigma Nu fraternity, said he could
best represent the Greek community
because he is the only candidate who is
a member of the Greek system.
Mason said he believes a strong
Greek community is important for UNC
and said administrators should help fra
ternities overcome their bad reputations.
“There should not be a negative cloud
hanging over the Greeks,” Mason said.
Candidate Will McKinney praised the
taken from the repair and renovation
fund was slated to be used for various
construction projects within the UNC
Easley also will withhold more than
S2OO million in funding to local govern
The freeze on all state travel, pur
chasing and hiring that has been in place
since last fall will also remain in place.
Easley said the state’s fiscal troubles
are largely the result of the poor state
and national economy.
Easley said revenue collections are
down 3 percent from the last fiscal year.
This is the first time there has been neg
ative revenue growth since the state
started keeping such statistics about 30
“We’ve never had no growth,” Easley
said. “We’ve always had some positive
growth in this state.”
The governor also squelched rumors
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Candidates Fred Hashagen (left), Brad Overcash, Bennett Mason, Will
McKinney, Jen Daum and Nathan Katzin field questions at the IFC forum.
IFC for its members’ involvement in fund
raising efforts like Derby Days and Dance
Marathon. He said this theme should
carry over to the entire University by
requiring public service for graduation.
McKinney also said he respects the
Greek system for creating leaders, nam
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Need to Give
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
UNC-system administrators estimat
ed Tuesday that the system will lose
more than sllO million in funding this
year, the state’s worst fiscal year since
the Great Depression.
Plans announced Tuesday by Gov.
Mike Easley to deal with a S9OO million
state budget shortfall prompted the esti
UNC-Chapel Hill’s share of the cuts
could reach more than sls million.
Easley announced Tuesday he would
cut funds to most state agencies by an
additional 3 percent - on top of a 4 per
cent reversion in October. But the gov
ernor exempted education agencies
from the 3 percent cut, instead request
ing that the UNC system return an
additional $21.1 million, a budget cut of
about 1.5 percent.
“We’ve asked them to come forward
with a significant amount of funds that
they contribute without harming class
room instruction,” Easley said. “The
universities and community colleges
have done their part.”
In October, UNC-system officials
reverted 2.7 percent of their budget,
about $43 million, to the state because of
dismal revenue projections. In addition
to the $21.1 million cut, Easley made the
October reversion an official cut.
Asa result, the UNC system will lose
a total of $64 million from this year’s
operating budget and ssl million slated
to fund construction.
Jeff Davies, UNC-system vice presi
dent of finance, said system officials
hope to decide by today how to distrib
ute the $21.1 million cut among the 16
campuses, basing their decision partly
on overall state funding.
If budget cuts are allotted propor
tionately, UNC-CH’s share would be
about $5 million, bringing UNC-CH’s
total budget cut for the fiscal year to
more than sls million.
Davies said every effort would be
made to shield instruction from cuts. “The
plan is to continue to try to protect class
room instruction,” he said. “It’s difficult to
revert money at this point in the year."
Based on the October budget rever
sion, the University likely will have to
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ing several state politicians who were
members of fraternities or sororities. “I
appreciate the fact that the Greek system
encourages leadership,” McKinney said.
Candidate Brad Overcash also said
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