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Students camp out for spots
in new residence hails.
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Officials: Plan Will Cover DPS Shortfall
If the BOT approves the
parking proposal Thursday,
DPS will be able to begin
drafting its 2002-03 budget.
By Jeff Silver
The parking proposal drafted last
week by campus administrators would
compensate for the Department of
Public Safety’s projected budget shortfall
of about $2 million, officials say.
The budget gap - more than 13 per-
UNC Investigates Salary, Financial Aid Equity
By Joy Buchanan
Racial inequality in campus money
distribution, especially in regard to fac
ulty pay and student aid, has been a hot
button of discussion on university cam
The debate often centers on whether
these disparities are real or imagined.
When it comes to faculty salaries at
UNC, officials say the truth might lie
somewhere in between.
The Office of Institutional
Research began a formal
study earlier this semester of
possible faculty salary gaps
between whites and non
whites and between women
and men at UNC. This office
has never before conducted
such a study.
The study was prompted
by an N.C. State University
study released last fall that
found that white male faculty
earn, on average, $2,000 more
than minority faculty mem
bers at N.C. State.
“Everyone turned their
eyes to our campus to see if
there was the same disparity,”
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said Lynn Williford, director of institu
tional research at UNC.
The UNC study is still in the process
of organizing the data, but Williford said
she hopes it will be completed by the
end of the semester.
Factors that determine faculty salary
include years teaching at UNC, tenure,
additional administrative duties and the
department or school in which a profes
sor teaches, Williford said.
Williford explained that the study
will look at salary discrepancies within
departments and will not immediately
examine professors’ individual achieve
ments or contributions that could affect
“If we did find that there are differ
ences, we would probably find what
units have the greatest discrepancies and
do analysis at a more individual level,”
But salary might not be the main fac
tor in determining equity in faculty com
“The issue is not just salary,” said
Joseph Jordan, director of the Sonja H.
Stone Black Cultural Center. “What
really allows you to situate yourself in
the University is rewards.”
Jordan said rewards include research
money, allocation of assistants and sab
Blue Cross Gives Gift to Help Fund New Research Center
The new state-of-the-art
research center will allow
the University to continue
public health research.
By Jessica Sleep
Officials at UNC’s School of Public
Health announced Tuesday that a $1
million gift from the Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of North Carolina
Foundation will help fund the school’s
cent of DPS’s operating budget - comes
from adding new expenses for the 2002-
03 academic year to the 2001-02 budget
The new expenditures include a cop
tracted contribution to the Chapel Hill
Transit Authority for fare-free busing,
which began in January, and increased
operational services for park-and-ride
lots. DPS is also expecting to lose more
than $300,000 in permit and visitor
parking revenue because of spaces lost
The total DPS budget for 2001-02 was
about $ 13.3 million. The projected budget
for 2002-03 totals $15.4 million, leaving a
projected shortfall of about $2 million.
batical leave. He also said some faculty
would take a lower salary if they could
get more rewards.
Jordan said less tangible issues also
are important to minority faculty and
might affect a university’s minority
retention rate or satisfaction level.
Issues that commonly hinder minori
ty faculty retention include being the
only person of color in a department or
having to deal with a hostile campus
“Salary can soften some of
those things,” Jordan said.
“But there are other issues.”
Williford said similar issues
influence faculty retention in
“Both how you’re treated,
the respect that you get from
your peers and the support
that you feel from your
department are also impor
tant factors in retaining facul
ty,” she said.
Williford said looking for,
and possibly finding, dispari
ties in pay for white and non
white faculty is important to
the University’s well-being.
“Our campus very much
values diversity and also val-
ues the community spirit,” she said.
Discrepancies in pay due to discrimina
tion “would be harmful to the morale of
the academic community if some mem
bers were being disadvantaged because
Harold Woodard, chairman of the
UNC Black Faculty-Staff Caucus, said
faculty salary discrepancies “have never
come up as a caucus issue.”
Journalism Professor Chuck Stone
also said he was not familiar with any
specific complaints about pay from fac
ulty of color.
But Woodard said the absence of for
mal complaints does not mean concern
among individual faculty members
about possible pay inequities does not
“It might be that each individual fac
ulty member prefers to handle it within
their own department,” Woodard said.
“I think it’s just the culture of this cam
pus that if you have a salary issue, that’s
something you handle one-on-one.”
Archie Ervin, director of the Office of
Minority Affairs, said he does not think
any possible pay discrepancies between
minority and white faculty members
would be the result of racial bias.
“Any sort of blatant discrimination
would have been revealed,” Ervin said.
new state-of-the-art research center.
UNC boasts the top-ranked school of
public health at a public university
nationwide and the only school of its
kind in North Carolina.
The gift, which will be awarded over
four years, will go directly to help fimd the
new 125,000-square-foot research facility.
At an 11:30 a.m. announcement in
the George Watts Hill Alumni Center,
Bob Greczyn, BCBSNC president and
chief executive officer, said the gift
would assist the school in continuing
Greczyn said making advances in
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Carolina Athletic Association President
elect Kris Willett sets her Cabinet.
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Without the $2.1 million raised by the
parking proposal, DPS would be unable to
cover the additional departmental costs.
Carolyn Elfland, associate vice chan
cellor for campus services, said covering
DPS’s costs for next year is important She
said a proposal from the Transportation
and Parking Advisory Committee that
asked the University to contribute about
$265,000 next year is impractical consid
ering recent state-imposed budget cuts.
“The vice chancellors felt it was not
appropriate to budget that amount of
money in these budgetary times,” she said.
The administration’s parking propos
al would generate additional funds by
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Junior Camille Fisher reads through books of scholarship opportunities at the Student Aid Resource Center
on Tuesday afternoon. This is Fisher's third trip to the office to work on her financial aid for next school year.
“If there were red flags, then those
issues would have been dealt with.”
In addition to officials feeling certain
that measures are in place to prevent
deliberate racial discrimination against
faculty members, administrators also
say similar measures are in place to
avoid bias against students.
According to data from the Office of
Scholarships and Student Aid, 54 per
cent of UNC undergraduates received
financial aid in 2001. Need-based aid
accounts for 95 percent of the aid given
Shirley Ort, the office’s director, said
race is not a factor in awarding financial
aid. “We know based on our distribu
tion of aid that that is impossible,” she
said. “We don’t even pick up race as an
While the office does not award finan
cial aid on the basis of race, financial aid
records are organized demographically.
“Minority students are more responsive to
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public health is crucial, even though
many people are unfamiliar with the
areas in which public health specializes.
“Public health is about improving
health at its most basic level,” he said.
“It’s making the community a safer
place to live.”
Greczyn also said the contribution
would allow the school to have facilities
that equal its intellectual and research
The new $38.6 million research cen
ter will be the school’s third building
and will house programs in environ
mental sciences and engineering, epi
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charging for night parking and raising
the cost of day permits.
Student leaders oppose the plan, say
ing it endangers students and denies them
access to campus. The UNC Board of
Trustees will vote on the plan Thursday.
Connie McPherson, assistant director
of fiscal services for DPS, said budget
planners look at total expected funding
sources and expenses, then make
changes to make the two amounts meet.
“Each year, we look at our expendi
tures and revenue and set a balanced
budget,” McPherson said.
DPS officials must submit the budget,
which will take effect July 1, by June 30.
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demiology and nutrition.
The facility will adjoin the school’s
existing Rosenau and McGavran-
Greenberg halls on South Campus.
Bill Roper, dean of the public health
school, said the school has raised $35
million as part of the University’s
Carolina First campaign, a seven-year,
campuswide private fund-raising initia
The future facility’s Blue Cross and
Blue Shield Foundation Auditorium and
numerous laboratories will allow
researchers to focus on innovative ways
to tackle problems such as the spread of
Elfland said almost all of the addition
al funds DPS needs are the result of the
costs from campus projects in the Master
and Development plans. “If we didn’t
have the Development Plan, we would be
only asking for 5174,000,” Elfland said.
The two biggest portions of DPS’s
2001-02 expenses are used for personnel
compensation and contributions to the
transit authority, which constitute about
28 percent and 26 percent of the sl3 mil
lion total, respectively. The main source
for DPS funding is fees paid for permits,
metered and visitor parking, and fines.
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infectious diseases and poor air, soil and
Roper said that the groundbreaking
for the new center is scheduled for May
23 and that' actual construction likely
will start in June.
He said the new facility will not only
benefit UNC but will help the entire
state of North Carolina.
He said, “Frankly, I can’t think of a
better investment in improving North
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Proposed alternative ideas
for parking include using
reserve funds and paying
for permits in installments.
By Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
With only one day left before the UNC
Board of Trustees votes on anew parking
plan for next year, student leaders are still
trying to negotiate the proposal’s details.
But Chancellor James Moeser main
tains that the current proposal is the
most feasible in the short term.
After a Student Advisory Committee
to the Chancellor meeting Monday,
met with Moeser
to discuss alterna
tives to anew
Under the propos
al, which adminis
March 19, a night
would be imple
mented and day
time permit prices
would increase across the board next
year. Night parking permits would cost
$122 for students and $166 for faculty.
Officials have said the plan would
generate $2.1 million to alleviate the
Department of Public Safety’s projected
$2 million budget shortfall.
Young said he and Kleysteuber met
with the chancellor Monday to endorse,
and perhaps modify, an alternative the
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If a lower court ruling is not
upheld, the N.C. General
Assembly will have to redraw
district lines before elections.
By Michael Davis
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a
case today that will determine if North
Carolina keeps an additional U.S.
House seat that Utah officials claim it
should gain based on 2000 Census fig
Utah's suit challenges the method the
U.S. Census Bureau used to count the
population to compensate for unre
Utah appealed after a U.S. District
Court three-judge panel dismissed its
case against the Census Bureau in
Hoping the court will rule in its favor,
Utah has already completed anew plan
for the 4th Congressional District the
state would gain.
North Carolina’s recently drawn U.S.
congressional districts are contingent on
the case’s outcome.
Paul Murphy, director of communi
cations for the Utah Office of the
Attorney General, said the Census
Bureau used hot-deck imputation pro
cedures - population sampling methods
- that are unconstitutional.
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BOT will consider