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BOT Nixes Night Permit Plan,
Asks Administration to Revise
By Lizzie Breyer
Members of the UNC Board of Trustees
voted Thursday to send a parking proposal back
to the administration for anew version to be
drafted - without a night parking permit system.
After more than an hour of discussion focusing
on reservations about a night parking proposal,
Trustee Richard Stevens moved to send the park
ing plan back to the chancellor and vice chancel
lors who had created the proposal March 19.
The motion passed 6-5, with two trustees
“I felt the administration needed another
crack,” Stevens said. “I hope they can come
Student leaders try anew
strategy of discussion
instead of confrontation
with the Board of Trustees.
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
The UNC Board of Trustees has long
been at odds with bullhorn-toting,
actively protesting student leaders when
it comes to campus issues.
But at Thursday’s meeting, anew,
less confrontational strategy paid off for
student leaders as the BOT voted 6-5 to
send the administration’s proposal for a
parking plan back for revision.
The decision to send the parking
plan back to South Building was the first
time in recent memory that the board
has rejected an administrative recom
But Trustee Richard Stevens, who
moved to reject the night parking por
tion of the plan, downplayed the signif
icance of the decision.
“The decision was issue-specific,”
Stevens said. “The board is generally
supportive of the administration, but on
this issue, we just disagreed.”
This time, it was easier for trustees to
agree with the students, Stevens said,
because of better communication tactics
used by students.
Stevens said he noticed a difference
in how students handled the tuition and
parking cases, saying the board was
more responsive to discussion than
“I think when you have a delibera
tive body like the BOT ... it is better to
have meaningful dialogue than
rhetoric,” he said.
Student Body President Justin Young
said the new strategy that student lead
ers used to lobby the board for a specif
ic outcome is more important than the
In the past, student leaders have
focused on amassing a student presence
at BOT meetings to demonstrate stu
dents’ disapproval for various proposals.
In January, student leaders tried to
organize a more traditional protest
against a proposed tuition increase,
bringing about 40 students into the
BOT meeting room to draw the atten
tion of many of the trustees. But Young
said that this time they tried a less intru
“This time around, the efforts were
focused on communication and bring
ing (information) to each of the
trustees,” he said.
Both Young and Student Body
President-elect Jen Daum talked indi
vidually with trustees the week before
Thursday’s meeting about the issues
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I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
back with (anew proposal) very quickly.”
Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancellor for finance
and administration, began the discussion
Thursday by summarizing many of the concerns
the trustees had raised at a work session
Wednesday, when the board spent about an hour
and a half discussing the issue of night parking.
She said that the Department of Public
Safety is facing a budget crisis as the campus
loses available parking to development and that
the best solution to address both problems is
the administration’s night parking plan.
Under that proposal, night parking permits,
which would allow the user to park in any campus
lot after 5 p.m., would have been issued, although
day permits also would have been valid at night.
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Trustees Approve Sale of Satellite Tract to Winmore
The 62-acre Horace Williams
tract will join with a 66-acre
tract to create affordable
housing for the University.
By Lizzie Breyer
A piece of University-owned land
become part of
Carrboro Board of
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After more than an hour of debate,
the UNC Board of Trustees voted to
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Students also would have been able to park
for free at night in the Bell Tower Lot or the
Bowles Lot on South Campus.
An alternative plan, proposed by students on
the Transportation and Parking Advisory
Committee, would have levied an across-the
board $5 student fee increase to gamer the rev
enue that would have been raised by the permits.
Williams said he thought the complex new
system proposed by the administration would
restrict students’ freedom and might put them
at a safety risk.
“I’ve just got a sense that we are closing the
campus,” Williams said.
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approve sale of the 62-acre Horace
Williams satellite tract to Winmore Land
Management LLC, for use as part of a
mixed-use development in Carrboro.
Winmore developers Phil Szostak
and Bob Chapman already are planning
to develop an adjacent 66-acre parcel of
land but approached UNC with the idea
of combining the two pieces of land into
a large joint-development project.
Doug Furstenberg, a consultant for
Stonebridge Associates Inc., a Maryland
based firm that UNC has hired to help
plan for the future of the Horace Williams
tract, presented a detailed plan for the
satellite tract at Thursday’s BOT meeting.
The proposal would include 96 afford
able apartment units that would be owned
and managed by the University, as well as
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50 to 60 houses priced under $175,000
that would be sold to employees of the
University, UNC Hospitals or the town of
Carrboro. “In terms of affordable hous
ing, this project is a start, not a finish, but
it’s a great way to see how people respond
to the idea,” Furstenberg said.
The motion approved by the trustees
stated that in return for the land, the
University would receive $1.25 million
plus 30 percent of future revenue total
ing more than sls million from the
But some trustees expressed concern
about the idea of selling the land, which
they said was a valuable University asset
that could be needed in the future.
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Trustees Tim Burnett (left) and Stick Williams discuss the night parking issue at Thursday's
Board of Trustees meeting. Burnett voted for the plan, and Williams voted against it.
Officials Fight Increases
For Professional Students
By Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
A tuition hike proposal passed by the UNC-sys
tem Board of Governors last month will go before
the N.C. General Assembly in May, but University
officials hope some of the plan can first be modified
for professional schools.
Provost Robert Shelton said Sunday that he is in
discussions with the system’s general administra
tion, concerned that the BOG’s proposal - to
increase tuition 12 percent across the board for out
of-state students - could harm UNC-Chapel Hill’s
“I’m not sure this is something the BOG was
expected to consider,” Shelton said. “We’re going to
take a micro look right now.” The talks center on the
fact that UNC-CH’s professional schools - namely
the schools of medicine, business, dentistry and phar
macy - could face crippling effects if their nonresi
dent tuitions increased by 12 percent Shelton said.
The board also approved an 8 percent sys
temwide increase for in-state students. The two
increases were passed with the justification that they
Budget Cuts Might Affect
Future Department Hiring
By Philissa Cramer
Some department chairmen have been asked by
University officials to think carefully about future hir
ing in preparation for the
possibility of budget cuts.
Provost Robert Shelton
said specific department
chairmen are drawing up
budgets incorporating 5
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percent and 10 percent reductions in anticipation of
sweeping cuts to the University’s appropriations by
the state legislature.
Both Gov. Mike Easley and state legislators have
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would be a solution for funding projected enrollment
growth for the UNC system. These funds normally
come from the state legislature, but BOG members
said they were searching for a short-term solution in
light of the state’s projected billion-dollar shortfall.
If the 12 percent increase is approved, some
schools could incur hikes of more than $2,000,
jeopardizing their national competitiveness and
ability to attract quality students, officials say.
UNC-CH administrators want to downsize the
increase to offset these results. “Basically the con
cern is that, for certain programs, we’d be pricing
ourselves out of the market,” Shelton said.
This academic year, nonresident students in the
medical school’s M.D. program pay up to
$32,394.38 in tuition for the first two years, and
nonresident dental school D.D.S. students pay
$12,793.46 per year. Business school nonresidents
in the two-year MBA program pay $12,762.46 per
year, and pharmacy school nonresidents in the
Pharm. D. program pay $9,985.71 per year.
Pharmacy School Dean William Campbell -
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begun work on the state budget for the 2002-03 fis
cal year. Legislators have said about $1.2 billion
might need to be cut from the state budget, includ
ing close to S7OO million from education.
Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue Estroff said one
of the main changes being made by department
chairmen in their revised budgets is to put a hold on
future hiring, although Shelton said this is not a
required element of the rebudgeting procedure. “We
have asked deans to look at budgets and tell us how
to handle cuts, but we didn’t say you have to impose
a hiring freeze as part of that strategy,” Shelton said.
But Estroff said although no official hiring freeze
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