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Public Universities Struggle With Funding
The demise of the public research
university is a troubling proposition
to a state that leans on two flagship
institutions to attract research dollars and
create an educated work force.
But in a souring economic context and
with increasing competition from private
institutions, some officials envision a bleak
future for state-supported
research universities not
just in North Carolina,
but across the nation.
Minnesota President Mark
Yudof, who recently wrote an
article for The Chronicle of
Higher Education called “Is the
Public Research University
Dead?” said public research
universities bring essential
research money to their states.
“You need your universities
as a magnet to bringing talent
into the state,” Yudof recently
But he said the growing gap
between public and private
research universities’ faculty pay could
jeopardize the research element of public
“That may erode the research stature of
the great public research universities,” he
In the article, Yudof wrote that the gap
in faculty salaries between public and pri
vate universities has grown from $1,400 to
$20,000 in the last 20 years.
Faculty salaries are one factor that influ
ences annual college rankings. Some state
officials have attributed UNC-Chapel
Hill’s decline in U.S. News & World
Report rankings to lower comparative fac
UNC-CH Chancellor James Moeser
said economic troubles and competition
from private institutions have some wor
ried that the public research university is
on the decline.
“There are those that postulate that 10
years from now there will be no great pub
lic research universities,” Moeser said.
He said that while he predicts few top
notch public research universities will exist
in the future, he thinks UNC-CH will
Assault Increases Student Concerns About Night Parking
By Philissa Cramer
An assault in Morehead Parking Lot
on Wednesday evening has raised con
cerns among students about the ramifi
cations of a proposed night parking plan.
University Police Chief Derek Poarch
said Wednesday’s assault involved a man
who approached a 21-year-old female stu
dent in a University parking lot, where she
was monitoring access for a special event.
The two spoke briefly in Spanish, and
the man then touched the student’s chest
and pelvic area, reports state.
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flourish in the next several decades.
“I think it’s an opportunity for us and
those that are well positioned to prosper,”
“I think Carolina is very well-positioned
to be one of those.”
The National Science Foundation
recendy reported that UNC-CH ranks
20th in the nation among
peer public and private
institutions in federal aca
demic science and engi
neering support, replac-
By Michael Davis
ing Duke University in the top
20 for the 2000 survey.
Moeser said the findings
reflect the national competitive
ness of UNC-CH research.
“We’re being grouped against
universities that have engineer
ing colleges,” he said.
More public research schools
are turning to funding through
endowments - long a financial
crutch of private institutions - to
Private universities usually
in North Carolina.
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generate larger endowments, but UNC
CH’s $1 billion endowment ranks close to
some peer private institutions.
Although Duke University’s endow
ment is $3.1 billion, according to statistics
from June 2001, Wake Forest University’s
endowment - at more than SBOO million -
is close to the size of UNC-CH’s.
N.C. State University’s endowment is
more than S3OO million.
Moeser said he hopes the University’s
$1 billion endowment will be doubled or
tripled, enabling the school to better com
pete with peer private institutions.
“If we seize the opportunity to think
outside (traditional sources of revenue) ...
then we have a tremendous advantage,” he
Moeser said that by exploring partner
ships with private institutions like Duke
University, UNC-CH will be able to
“They’re a competitor, but they’re also
a collaborator,” he said.
John Bumess, senior vice president of
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University police Lt. Archie Daniel
said Thursday that police have received
several Crime Stoppers calls about the
suspect, who is described as a Hispanic
man, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 30
years old and of medium build, with a
slight mustache and poor teeth.
“We know a lot more than we did
(Wednesday night),” Daniel said. “We
hope to make an arrest.”
But Student Body President-elect Jen
Daum said she worries that assaults like
Wednesday’s could happen more fre
quendy if the proposed parking plan is
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Biology major Charlie Anderson sorts through fruit flies at a UNC lab. Funding for research
at public universities, like that being done by Anderson, is threatened by a poor economy.
“My real con
cern is that this
(assault) is just the
beginning of what
will happen if the
current night park
ing proposal is
accepted,” she said.
by the chancellor
and vice chancel
lors, would charge
students $122 for a
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Volume 110, Issue 15
By James Giza
Sylvia Crawley didn’t see it at first, and the
absence troubled her.
Not long after Selection Sunday on
March 10, the North Carolina women’s bas
ketball assistant coach looked in the eyes and
listened to the voices of her underclassmen
players and could tell something was missing.
No excited fire flashing in their irises. No
screams of rapture emitting from their larynxes.
Sure, the team hadn’t watched the NCAA
tournament pairings together because of
Spring Break, but the lack of outward emotion
from the younger players was disconcerting to
She still didn’t see the spark after the fourth
seeded Tar Heels’ first-round Midwest
Regional win against Harvard on March 16.
And then suddenly, in a 72-69 victory in the
permit and limit students without a permit
to two specific lots. The UNC Board of
Trustees will vote March 28 on the plan.
Students who do not purchase a permit
would have the option to park for free at
the Bowles Drive Parking Lot on South
Campus and the Bell Tower Parking Lot
Officials will increase bus service to trans
port students from the lots to main cam
pus, but the busing would end at midnight
-a fact that worries some students.
Kindi Shinn, co-chairwoman of
Advocates for Sexual Assault Prevention,
also said she thinks the safety of students
walking on campus or standing in cam
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“In the Minnesota
game, I saw it,” said
Crawley, the MVP of the
1994 UNC national
championship team. “I
saw it in their eyes. They
cried after the game. The
fans, the atmosphere - it
really, really hit them.”
The Tar Heels (26-8),
which missed out on the
tourney last season, have
ridden that wave of emo
tion to the Sweet 16 in
will be expected
to contain SEC
Player of the Year
Ames, lowa, where they will play No. 1 seed
Vanderbilt (29-6) on Saturday. The earlier semi
final pits No. 2 Tennessee against No. 11 BYU.
The Tar Heels have made it to the Sweet 16
pus parking lots is a main concern.
“When we’re going to force people to
walk across the campus at night, we’re not
creating a safe environment,” she said.
Shinn was an organizer of
Wednesday’s Take Back the Night
march, which was designed to draw
attention to the issue of sexual assault.
Participants marched past police inves
tigating the assault just minutes after it
occurred, which she said was evidence of
the need to address nighttime security.
“It reaffirms that there is a need to
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in eight of the past 10 years but have advanced
past that point only twice during that stretch.
“We’re happy to be where we are, but we’re
not satisfied,” said UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell.
“We’ve got a tough bracket - we know that”
While the sophomores and freshmen have
needed a March Madness adjustment period,
lone senior and All-American guard Nikki
Teasley fully grasps the weight of the tourney.
“This is what I came back for,” said Teasley,
who sat out last season to batde depression.
Teasley has been especially vocal this week,
calling huddles away from the coaches to criti
cize her teammates and get them to pick up their
play. “She wants this so bad,” said junior guard
Coretta Brown, who leads the team in scoring.
And she’s trying to make her teammates -
particularly the younger ones - want it too. The
same way Tracy Reid once schooled Teasley in
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On Thursday, Gov. Easley
assured UNC officials that
cuts will be less than those
for other state agencies.
By Mike Gorman
UNC-system administrators are
working to minimize potential cuts in
the classroom following a warning from
Gov. Mike Easley’s office to prepare for
budget cuts during the next fiscal year.
Easley has asked most state agencies
to prepare for cuts of up to 11 percent
for the 2002-03 fiscal year, which starts
But Easley sent a letter Thursday to
all UNC-system chancellors and UNC
system President Molly Broad stating
that he would not recommend such
drastic cuts to the UNC-system budget.
“I want to assure you that I do not
contemplate similar levels of reductions
in our education system,” he wrote in
the letter. “I understand fully that cuts of
that magnitude in the University system
would hurt the quality of education, and
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Nancy Suttenfield says she
hopes to get the committee
together in April to discuss
improvements to TPAC.
By Nikki Werking
University officials plan to convene a
group of staff, faculty and students to eval
uate the structure of the Transportation
and Parking Advisory Committee.
Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancellor for
finance and administration, said
Thursday that she hopes to get the
group, which will consist of TPAC mem
bers and people outside the committee,
together in April to discuss what worked
this year and what needs improvement.
The committee’s responsibilities
include creating suggestions on campus
parking policies as well as evaluating the
Department of Public Safety’s budget
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