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N.C. State BOT Gives Nod to S4OO Tuition Increase
By Elyse Ashbi'rn
Assistant State & National Editor
The N.C. State University Board of
Trustees approved a one-year, S4OO tuition
increase proposal Friday, making the univer
sity the 13th and final UNC-system school to
request a campus-initiated tuition increase.
Funding from the tuition increase will go
toward faculty salary increases, hiring of addi
tional instructors and need-based financial aid.
N.C. State’s tuition increase request, along
with similar requests from 12 other UNC-sys
tem schools, will now head to the UNC-sys
tem Board of Governors for approval. UNC-
Chapel Hill was the first system' school to
approve a one-year, S4OO tuition increase pro
posal when its BOT passed the requestjan. 24.
The BOG is expected to vote on all tuition
increases at its March 6 meeting.
Donors Will Fund
New Video Board
Director of Athletics Dick Baddour said his
department doesn't want corporate funding
to subsidize the proposed video board.
By Karey Wiitkowski
Assistant University Editor
Officials say that while funding has not been secured for a
Kenan Stadium video board, they will not look to permanent
corporate signage to provide the needed money.
UNC Director of Athletics Dick Baddour said he has been
looking to obtain a video board for Kenan Stadium for the
past five years and hopes to have it installed before the fall
2002 football season.
But he said he is not exactly sure where the funds will come
from for the board, which could cost between $500,000 and $1
million. “We expect it to come from private donations,’’ Baddour
said. “We do not at this point expect that it would come from the
athletic department’s operating budget or from the students."
Baddour also said the Department of Athletics does not
want to look at the possibility of permanent corporate signage
around the video board to defray its cost.
For years, corporate influence upon the University has
been a point of contention for administrators and students,
especially with the athletic department’s multimillion dollar
contract with Nike.
Baddour said the video board could flash some form of cor
porate messages but that he hopes to keep Kenan Stadium
free of permanent corporate signage to maintain the integri
ty of the facility. “It’s so much a part of our culture,” he said.
“It’s our goal to protect that as long as possible.”
While there is no written policy that prevents the inclusion
of corporate sponsorship in UNC athletic facilities, officials
say they are trying to keep the facilities as free as possible from
corporate influence. “We have corporate signage in every
facility except men’s basketball and football,” said Steve
Kirschner, director of sports information.
Kirschner said most other facilities have removable sig
nage, such as the banners around Kenan track and the remov
able signs on the Boshamer Stadium scoreboard, which was
installed last fall with a video screen. Kirschner said he also
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During the brief discussion on the tuition
increase Friday, N.C. State Chancellor Marye
Anne Fox said the BOG might implement a
10 percent systemwide increase and place a
$250 cap on campus-initiated increases at sev
eral UNC-system schools - including N.C.
State and UNC-CH.
“If that alternative were adopted by the
Board of Governors, that would supercede
your action today,” Fox said. “The Board of
Governors, as well as the (N.C.) General
Assembly, have the wherewithal to set tuition.
“We could simply react to whatever action
But Fox said she and the board did not
heed the BOG’s request that research and
doctoral institutions develop $250 tuition
increase proposals because N.C. State needs
at least a S4OO increase to remain competitive
with peer institutions.
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A boy rides his bike as a patrol car makes one of many trips down Sykes Street in the Northside neighborhood, located north
of Rosemary Street on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro border. Officials say this area is known for its poor living conditions.
Chapel Hill Poverty Not Easily Seen
By Jenny Hoang
Poverty has a hidden
face in Chapel Hill.
Although it is not
uncommon to see the
homeless on Franklin
Street, it is rare to witness
the daily struggles of
working families and indi
viduals in the area.
But as local social wel-
Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
The Daily Tar Heel celebrated its
109th birthday Saturday, embarking
on its 110th year of editorial freedom.
UNC-CH Chancellor James Moeser also
has said he has no intention of revising the S4OO
tuition increase proposal passed by the BOT.
Fox added that the BOG should review the
proposals, keeping in mind that administrators
at the individual campuses know the needs of
their universities better than anyone else.
“We think it is necessary for campuses to
have management freedom,” she said.
Fox said student input, including two open
forums, was helpful to N.C. State administra
tors during the process of devising a campus
initiated tuition increase proposal. “I am very
grateful to the students for keeping us on a
straight path and for keeping us aware, as we
obviously are, of the need to keep the doors
wide open to this great university,” she said.
But after the vote in favor of the S4OO
increase, N.C. State Student Body President
Darryl Willie said the tuition-setting process
Facts and Figures
Below Standard Wage
Growth, Kids Mark 4th Marathon
By Kara Eide
“A day to go wild for the life of a
child,” stated one of the posters taped up
in Fetzer Gym, where walls quaked for
24 hours with singing, playing, compet-
ing, fund rais
ing and, most
of all, dancing.
dancers, 200 moralers, 300 volunteers
and 120 committee members filled the
gym for the annual UNC Dance
Marathon. Last year, the marathon
boasted 400 dancers.
The total amount raised, announced
at the end of the 24 hours, was $122,209
- about a $20,000 improvement from
last year. In the four years of the Dance
Marathon’s existence, the amount of
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UNC falls 22 points short in a
. match with N.C. State.
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fare experts warn, poverty does exist. “It’s not as
open, but it is here,” said Audreyejohnson, pro
fessor at the UNC School of Social Work. “The
issue is that poverty is not easily seen because
(the University) is isolated and insulated from it.”
According to a 1999 U.S. Census Bureau
report by the Small Area Income and Poverty
Estimates program, the poverty rate for Orange
County is 9.9 percent. The study is conducted
every three years, and an updated version will
be released this summer.
A state-by-state analysis in the 2001 U.S.
Census Bureau report revealed that the overall
money raised and the number of partic
ipants have increased every year.
The fund-raiser earns money to sup
port the “For the Kids” fund, which goes
to families with children receiving care
at the N.C. Children’s Hospital.
The Dance Marathon’s overall coor
dinator Scott Werry, a junior political
science major, said he was elated about
the event’s success. “Especially in such a
difficult financial year, it’s a sense of
accomplishment,” he said. “It’s indica
tive of the spirit of Chapel Hill.”
The fund raising occurs throughout
the year but revolves around the
marathon event, which began at 7 p.m.
Friday and ended at 7 p.m. Saturday.
During those 24 hours, the dancers
had to stay on their feet, but their activ
ities extended beyond just dancing.
Organizers kept them busy and provid
ed activities to boost their spirits.
Dancers listened to bands and a cap
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must be altered. Willie was the only BOT
member to vote against the tuition increase.
“We had great dialogue about tuition, not only
at this school, but across the state,” he said.
“We have to work together on the next level to
make sure this doesn’t continue to happen.”
Fox said N.C. State administrators intend to
examine the tuition increase process and the
factors that make campus-initiated increases
necessary. “Our pledge is to put together a task
force that will look at tuition long term.”
But Andrew Payne, UNC Association of
Student Governments president and an N.C.
State student, said he does not expect the BOG
to approve the S4OO increase. “I think (UNC
CH) and (N.C.) State will be very lucky if they
get any campus-initiated tuition increase at all.”
The State & National Editor can be reached
poverty rate in North Carolina during 1999-2000
was 12.9 percent. Poverty rates vary according to
factors including age, race, family composition,
work experience and geographic location.
And as the state continues to deal with its fis
cal crisis, things most likely will get worse
before they get better for the poor.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Local social welfare experts say there are a
few areas of poverty located in Chapel Hill,
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pella groups, engaged in group games
and played sports activities. They also
took rejuvenating breaks from the action
to chat in groups, share massages,
receive mail from home and eat food
donated by corporate sponsors.
Moralers and volunteers participated
by showing up for shifts throughout the
event. Volunteers helped the committee
members, while moralers, wearing T-shirts
decorated with inspiring or funny mes
sages, pumped energy into weary dancers.
One highlight for many dancers was an
event new to the marathon - the 6:30 a.m.
walk, where organizers took the dancers
out to Kenan Stadium for a refreshing
breath of cold morning air. Dancers cir
cled the track, listened to music over the
loudspeakers and watched the sun rise.
Another memorable moment for the
dancers was the Kid’s Hour on Saturday,
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Bob Mattocks, a member of N.C. State University's
Board of Trustees, looks over tuition proposals Friday.
Provost Shelton told faculty
members Friday that UNC
could lose $5.8 million with
systemwide tuition plans.
By Brook Corwin
and Meredith Nicholson
Faculty members at Friday’s Faculty
Council meeting expressed concern about
a proposed systemwide tuition increase
that would redistribute more than $5 mil
lion dollars from UNC-Chapel Hill to
other UNC-system schools.
Chancellor James Moeser said the
UNC-system Board of Governors will
vote on two systemwide tuition increase
proposals at its March 6 meeting.
A 4.8 percent systemwide increase
would help UNC-system schools meet
need-based financial aid obligations,
Moeser said. The other proposal, a 10
percent increase, would fund need-based
aid and subsidize enrollment growth.
But UNC-CH meets 100 percent of its
aid requirements and anticipates limited
growth, so it would receive minimal fund
ing from these increases, Moeser said.
Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue
Estroff said UNC-CH should not be
penalized for maintaining enrollment.
“Money paid from students on our cam
pus will go to other campuses to use for
enrollment growth or as they see fit,” she
said. “In these times this is an intolerable
move and one that is our responsibility
to oppose with logic and passion.”
Faculty members spent the bulk of
the meeting’s discussion period asking
why UNC-CH is being held responsi
ble for other system schools’ growth.
Some faculty said they did not think
UNC-CH was being served well by the
BOG. “We should consider why we con
tinue to be a part of this system that Bill
Friday created,” said Philip Bromberg, a
professor in the School of Medicine.
Provost Robert Shelton said three
other UNC-system schools stand to lose
funds if the proposal is passed. But these
schools are expected to lose no more
than $400,000 each, while UNC-CH is
expected to lose $5.8 million, he said.
Shelton said funds from the tuition
hike would be collected from all UNC
system schools and distributed to those
who meet the standards of need.
He said it is not fair to use the money
in this case because these funds are
raised from student tuition dollars. “1 get
the feeling that the University is being
viewed as a cash cow,” Shelton said.
In addition to the systemwide tuition
increase, the BOG will vote on several
campus-initiated tuition increases.
Estroff said she is concerned that the
BOG will lower the amount of the pro
posed UNC-CH increase from S4OO to
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