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TPAC Approves Night Parking Fee
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
The Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee passed a motion
18-4 Wednesday that would levy a stu
dent fee of $5 per semester for night
able to reach
To Call for TPAC's
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Wednesday on the issue of night parking
permits, TPAC is facing a strict deadline
of next week to complete the rest of its
recommendation regarding the
Department of Public Safety’s budget.
The committee has been discussing
charging for night parking to help alle-
SBP-Elect Sets in Motion Preliminary Plans for Term
By Jeff Silver
After celebrating a 416-vote margin
of victory in Tuesday’s runoff election,
Student Body President-electjen Daum
began on Wednesday to lay the ground
work for when her term begins in April.
Daum has appointed junior Rachel
served as a core
staff member of
paign, to lead
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Plans for Term
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Student Body President Justin Young
has named Assistant Student Body
Secretary Graham Long to work with
Hockfield and pass on information from
this year’s student leaders to the incom
ing administration, Daum said.
She said putting together a top-notch
leadership team is her highest priority.
“The first thing I need to do is put togeth
er an amazing Cabinet,” Daum said.
Throughout the campaign, Daum
emphasized that she would assemble a
But Daum said Wednesday that she
will not deliberately seek students from
various ethnic backgrounds, viewpoints
and levels of campus involvement.
She added that she wants many stu
dents to apply for Cabinet positions, say
ing an increased applicant volume
would ensure diversity. The positions of
student body vice president, treasurer
and secretary, as well as executive
Daum Breaks UNC Elections Trend
By Brook Corwin
Before Student Body President-elect
Jen Daum posted her first campaign flier,
she already was bucking a UNC trend.
When Daum officially declared her
candidacy for student body president in
January, she became just the 12th
woman in the last 10 years to run for the
position - compared to 44 male candi
dates during that time period.
Daum broke another campus trend
Tuesday when she was elected as only the
third female student body president since
the position’s inception in 1921. UNC’s
first female student body president,
Patricia Wallace, was elected in 1985.
But University officials and former can
didates said they hope to see the trends of
male domination in student elections
come to an end in the near future.
Cindy Wolf Johnson, associate vice
chancellor for student affairs, said she
has observed a negative bias against
female candidates in the past decade
that has discouraged many females
from running for office. “I’ve heard
many people not giving serious consid
eration for women candidates based on
the fact that they are women,” she said.
Reyna Walters, student body president
from 1998-99, said she had to take factors
like her physical appearance and dress
viate DPS’s $2 million budget shortfall
for next year. Most recently, the final
budget proposal was hindered by a mis
understanding at last week’s meeting
when Chairman Bob Knight presented
his own directives and falsely attributed
them to Chancellorjames Moeser.
After an exhausting and sometimes bit
ter debate about the different options for
night parking, the committee resolved to
vote on a motion that would force students
to shoulder some of the budgetary burden.
Revenue from the $5 addition to stu
dent fees is predicted to raise $265,000
yearly. Combined with the projected
revenue from faculty and staff parking
permits and visitor parking, DPS would
generate $845,000. After subtracting
associated costs of increased safety and
transit, the net revenue would produce
branch committee chairman posts, are
filled through an application process
open to all members of the student body.
Daum debunked the notion that her
Cabinet would be made up only of her
campaign workers or the other candi
dates who supported her in Tuesday’s
runoff against former candidate Will
“(The Cabinet) is not going to be a
group of people who wore my buttons
for a month,” Daum said.
Daum said she expects the issues of
tuition and parking to dominate the
early stages of her presidency.
Regarding tuition, Daum said she will
work with Young and other student
leaders on strategies to educate and
mobilize students to counter proposals
that would further increase tuition.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of
Trustees voted in January to recommend
a S4OO, one-year increase. The UNC
system Board of Governors is expected
to vote on the proposal March 6.
Daum also said she hopes to work
with the Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee and administrators
to improve students’ parking status.
She said she supports the current stu
dent leaders in their efforts to reorganize
the committee before next semester.
This year’s leaders have asked the
administration to both reduce the size of
TPAC and increase student representa
tion on the advisory panel.
“I think TPAC needs to be restruc
tured,” Daum said. “And it’s my under
standing it will be restructured."
A Symbolic Win for Daum?
In the last 10 years, there have been significantly less female student body president candidates
than male candidates. However, female vice president appointees outnumber male appointees.
During this period, only two of the female candidates have won the presidency.
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into account more as a female candidate.
“All the old stereotypes are in place that
you still have to overcome,” Walters
said. “Those minor things have a sub
conscious effect on people.”
John Dervin, campaign co-manager
for student body president candidates
Stacey Brandenburg in 1995 and Aaron
Nelson in 1996, said working on a female
candidate’s campaign presented special
challenges because female candidates’
behavior is more heavily scrutinized.
“There’s a difficult line to walk with
female candidates,” Dervin said. “If
One is not bom a woman, one becomes one.
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$529,000 toward erasing the shortfall.
Filing deadlines for the addition of a
new student fee already have passed,
making it impossible for the fee to be
implemented this fall. To begin elimi
nating the shortfall, the committee rec
ommended that the University make a
one-time contribution of $265,000 to
cover the revenue that would have been
generated by the fee increase next year.
Student members of TPAC lobbied
successfully to package the night parking
charge as a student fee so that die cost
could be covered by financial aid.
Under a motion written by Emily
Williamson, the TPAC graduate student
representative, students will register
their cars with DPS and receive a park
ing sticker allowing them to park in
campus lots at night. TPAC members
Student Body President-elect Jen Daum now has the task of stepping up to her campaign promises
and following through on her platform goals. Her first task is appointing her Cabinet.
Daum said she met with Chancellor
James Moeser on Wednesday to discuss
how the two will work together next year.
She also said the now lame-duck stu
you’re too empathetic you’re viewed as
weak, and if you’re too tough and
assertive, qualities seen as favorable in a
man, you’re viewed as a bitch.”
Brandenburg, the runner-up to Calvin
Cunningham in the 1995 student body
president election, said female candidates
also are hurt by the lack of female politi
cians to serve as positive role models.
“If you aren’t particularly familiar
with the issues, you tend to vote for
images of leadership you feel comfort-
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have not yet decided which lots will be
available to students - several lots will
be reserved for faculty and staff only.
The committee also requested that
DPS evaluate the feasibility of allowing
individual students to petition for a reim
bursement of the fee after members
voiced concern about charging students
who would not utilize night parking.
“It is regressive and unjust to students
who don’t have cars,” said committee
member Boone Turchi. Instead, Turchi
insisted that only the students who want
ed to park on campus be charged the fee.
But Student Body President Justin
Young, who first proposed the idea of
the new student fee, said students are
willing to bear the cost in exchange for
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dent body president was helpful to her
on her first day of a long road ahead.
“Justin has been wonderful,” Daum
said. “I’m looking forward to a good
Carry Less Weight
used to sway elections but
appear less significant now,
mainly due to online voting.
By Nikki Werking
There was a time when campus orga
nizations’ endorsements could make or
break a student body president candi
Seven out of the 10 candidates who
received the Black Student Movement
endorsement in the 1990s won the elec
tion, with the BSM endorsing 10 out of 20
winning candidates in the last 20 years.
From 1982 to 1997,10 out of 16 can
didates receiving The Daily Tar Heel’s
endorsement won the presidency, with
the DTH endorsing the winning candi
date every year from 1993 to 1997.
But times have changed. With the
introduction of online voting last year
and subsequent increases in voter
turnout, endorsements seem less effec
tive than they once were.
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TPAC Chairman Bob Knight and Carolyn Elfland, associate vice
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This year, Student Body President
electjen Daum pulled in the most votes
in both the general and runoff elections
despite only receiving one endorsement,
from the Blue and White magazine.
“(Endorsements) are helpful, but
they’re not the defining factor,” said Susan
Navarro, co-president of the UNC Young
Democrats, a group that endorsed the
winning student body president candidate
for the three years prior to this year.
Former Student Body President Aaron
Nelson said that when he was elected in
1996, all campus groups’ endorsements
carried a lot of weight. “We always want
ed to get as many as we could,” he said.
When Nelson ran, he won endorse
ments from the Young Democrats, the
Young Republicans, the BSM, the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People and the
DTH. Nelson said he thinks the endorse
ments were helpful in his campaign, large
ly because members of the groups that
endorsed him took an active role in sup
porting him. “Endorsements were impor
tant when I ran, but it was even more
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Chancellor James Moeser
says the BOT will not alter its
S4OO tuition increase plan
regardless of BOG actions.
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Officials at the UNC system’s two
research campuses voiced opposition
Tuesday to a tuition policy being con
sidered by the UNC-system Board of
Robert Warwick, member of the
BOG Budget and Finance Committee,
proposed that campus-based tuition
increases at research and doctoral cam-
Hill be capped
at $250 and
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Eighty percent of the funding from
the systemwide tuition increase will help
pay for enrollment increases at UNC
system schools, while the remainder will
go to fund need-based financial aid.
No vote was taken on the proposal,
which board members are expected to
discuss further during the next two weeks.
But UNC-CH Chancellor James
Moeser said he thinks the committee’s
plan is unfair because much of the fund
ing raised by the tuition increase would
go to fund needs at other UNC-system
“(The proposed increase) generates a
revenue of about $9 million,” Moeser
said. “At Chapel Hill, by their calcula
tions, $2.3 million will be used for
enrollment growth and $900,000 will be
used for aid. That means $5.8 million
goes to other campuses."
Moeser also said the UNC system has
never previously used money from
tuition to fund enrollment costs. He
added that he does not expect UNC-GH
students to be happy with the new plan.
“I have a major problem with raising
money on one campus to fund other cam
puses," he said. “I think it’s patently unfair
to raise money from students in Chapel
Hill to pay for a professor in Wilmington.”
Moeser also said he does not think the
UNC-CH Board of Trustees will consider
altering its request for a campus-based
tuition increase. “We have no plans to
reconvene our Board of Trustees,” he said.
The UNC-CH BOT passed a rec
ommendation for a S4OO increase on
Jan. 24. The N.C. State University
trustees also plan to vote on a one-year,
S4OO tuition increase Friday.
All told, 13 UNC-system schools are
expected to bring campus-initiated
tuition increase requests before the
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