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UNC Leads Way in Abolishing Early Decision
University officials say the
binding enrollment of early
decision has decreased the
applicant pool's diversity.
By Meredith Nicholson
University officials announced this
week that they will eliminate the early
decision option for applicants, making
UNC the first highly selective universi
ty to abolish the controversial policy.
The early decision option allowed
students who applied by Oct. 15 to
receive their decision letters by the end
of November in return for a binding
David T. Borman, who last attended UNC
during fall 2001, died Wednesday morning,
but the cause of his death is still unknown.
By Kellie Dixon
A former UNC sophomore and nephew of Duke-
University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski died ear
lier this week at a Carrboro residence.
Both the cause and exact time of death have yet to be deter
At 11:16 a.m. Wednesday, the first ambulance from Orange
County Emergency Management Services responded to a 911
call from 105 BPW Club Road, Apt. B, in Carrboro.
David T. Borman, 21, of 1000 Smith Level Road, Apt. KB,
was found unconscious and then pronounced dead
Wednesday morning, said EMS Director Nick Waters.
Borman attended Fayetteville Academy, a college prepara
tory school, before enrolling at UNC, said Frank Till, Upper
School director for the academy.
There, Borman played soccer and participated in various
According to University registrar reports, Borman was last
enrolled at UNC in fall 2001 but was not enrolled for the
spring 2002 semester. He was a sophomore majoring in com
munication studies. It is not known if Borman planned to
attend UNC in the fall.
Gerry Brown, administrative assistant and family friend of
Krzyzewski, said the family met Thursday afternoon to discuss
handling the tragedy.
“He was a great kid,” Brown said. “He comes from a car
ing and loving family. He was the kind of kid who treasured
Dr. Thomas Clark of the Orange County Medical
Examiner’s office said an autopsy was performed and tests
Clark would not specify what types of tests were per
“We won’t have a cause of death for as many as several
weeks,” Clark said Thursday.
According to Carrboro police reports, the police department
assisted Orange County EMS with the incident and the mat-
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ASG Committee Adds Fee in Closed Meeting
By Elyse Ashbirn
Assistant State & National Editor
GREENSBORO - The UNC-system
Association of Student Governments’
Finance Committee met behind closed
doors Thursday to discuss a budget pro
posal that would provide the association
an additional SIO,OOO for next year.
The association’s leadership original
ly drew a budget proposal for next year
based on $165,000 garnered from anew
systemwide $1 student fee.
The budget under the proposal dis
cussed Thursday reaches $175,000
because the association has decided to
charge a 25-cent fee per session for sum
mer school students.
ASG President Andrew Payne said
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guarantee that the student would attend
UNC if they were accepted, said Jerry
Lucido, director of admissions.
Lucido said officials decided to do
away with the program beginning with
applicants for fall 2003 because it gives
an unfair edge to students who have a
Early decision forces students who
are admitted early to commit to a uni
versity before receiving their financial
aid award, he said.
The program also has come under fire
from students and parents who feel that
they are limited by the binding agree
ments that come with early admission.
Lucido said students still will be able
to apply early through the nonbinding
early action program. Students applying
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Chancellor James Moeser, Franklin Clark, Margaret Ferguson Raynor, Carolyn White London and Linda Cronenwett, dean of the
UNC School of Nursing, break ground Thursday morning on an addition to Carrington Hall, the home of the nursing school.
Nursing School Breaks Ground
By Jeff Silver
More than 200 past and present members of
the UNC School of Nursing community came
together Thursday to break ground on a S2O
million addition to the school’s facility.
The addition, slated to be built between fall
2002 and spring 2005, is the first new building for
the nursing school since Carrington Hall replaced
the original School of Nursing Building in 1970.
The 69,350-square-foot facility will house 23
new laboratories and research spaces, 15 confer
ence rooms, 94 offices and a 175-seat auditorium.
Half of the financial support came from
funds from the $3.1 billion higher education
capital improvements bond passed in
committee Chairman Justin Young, for
mer UNC-Chapel Hill student body
president, wanted the committee meet
ing closed because he feared committee
members would not be able to speak
candidly in an open format.
Young refused to comment on his
decision to close the meeting.
Although Payne said he thought stu
dents were entitled to know what went
on in the meeting, he refused to demand
that Young open the meeting.
Before the meeting, Payne said he
largely revised the original budget pro
posal based on the suggestions of other
concerned ASG members.
“With the new revisions, the budget
proposal is very solid,” Payne said.
But he said the Finance Committee’s
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for early action submit their applications
by Nov. 15 and receive their decision let
ters by the end of January.
“Students can still apply early and
have the benefit of being accepted early
without the commitment,” Lucido said.
He said the early decision policy was
first instituted at UNC in the ’6os but
was eliminated about 10 years later.
Provost Robert Shelton said officials
reintroduced the policy in 2000 as a
defensive move. They were worried that
many students were considering early
admission at selective universities, and
officials wanted to provide them with
that option at UNC.
“We went to an early decision policy
because we were concerned that we
were losing a subset of students to corn
input is a valuable tool for tweaking the
budget before it goes before the gener
al ASG body for approval.
Among the changes the committee
considered in its closed meeting was the
elimination of a stipend for the ASG sec
retary and the addition of a more com
prehensive benefits plan for the admin
istrative staff to be hired next year.
Payne said the ASG secretary will not
receive a stipend as other executive offices
will because the duties of the position
largely will be performed by staff, includ
ing the administrative assistant. The
administrative assistant will be responsible
for compiling comprehensive minutes and
performing other clerical duties, he said.
Administrative staff’s benefits were
increased in the revised proposal from
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petitive universities,” he said.
Lucido said that since the option was
reinstated in 2000, early decision appli
cants have accounted for about 25 per
cent of students accepted at UNC.
In 2000, admissions officials tried to
create an early decision program that
was accessible to all students and did not
give an unfair advantage to “a more
financially able, less diverse pool of
applicants,” Lucido said.
To help potential students make an
informed decision, admissions officials
provided financial aid estimations for
students considering early decision.
But Lucido said despite admissions
officials’ efforts, they were not able to
recruit a diverse group of students.
White applicants make up about 72 per
November 2000. The rest came from private
donations and University funds and loans.
Cheers rose up from the crowd when
Carolyn White London, a nursing school alum
na, announced that the class of 1956 had donat
ed $340,000 to the facility, with all 20 members
of the class contributing.
University administrators said they are excit
ed about the possible benefits of the new building.
“Our new addition will enable the school to
expand its programs in the direction it needs to
serve the state of North Carolina,” said Linda
Cronenwett, dean of the School of Nursing.
Cronenwett said the nursing school’s enroll
ment growth during its 52-year history has forced
the school to expand its instructional facilities.
“Today we expand for the same reason in 1968 -
$6,000 in total benefits to about $15,000.
Administrative salaries will total $59,000
- $6,000 less that originally proposed.
After the meeting, Payne said he was
pleased with the committee’s decisions.
He said ensuring all student voices
are heard and promoting equity within
the ASG were top concerns when revis
ing the budget proposal.
“(The meeting) went very well,” he
said. “We protected what I thought were
the top priorities."
Payne said he does not expect the
committee to hold another meeting. The
full ASG is scheduled to vote on the
plan May 4.
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cent of the potential UNC students but
constitute 82 percent of early decision
applicants each year.
Lucido also said that while the early
decision program was attracting good
students, it was not drawing a truly out
standing group. He said many students
were applying for early decision as a
strategic move, hoping that by signing a
binding agreement they would be more
likely to gain admittance.
Shelton said he thinks the program
gives an unfair advantage to students
who are not dependent on financial aid
and forces students to make important
decisions before they are ready.
“It is a very bad practice on the part
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because we have no room,” Cronenwett said.
During his ceremonial address. Chancellor
James Moeser said students from UNC’s nurs
ing school have provided the state with quality
health care since its inception. “Carolina nurs
es put a human face on excellence in health
care,” Moeser said. “Health care is dramatical
ly better today in North Carolina than it was 50
years ago, when the school was founded."
Moeser said N.C. citizens should be com
mended for approving the bond package with
more than 70 percent of the vote. “It’s very
important, first, that we thank the people of
North Carolina for voting overwhelmingly ‘yes’
for the bond issue,” he said.
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Association of Student Governments Budget and Finance Committee
members discuss a budget proposal Thursday night behind closed doors.
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A committee has approved
a Department of Public
Safety budget plan without
a night parking system.
By Jeff Silver
The Audit, Business and Finance
Committee of the UNC Board of
Trustees unanimously voted Thursday
to approve the administration’s revised
plan that would alleviate the
Department of Public Safety’s $2 mil
lion budget deficit.
Trustees on the committee voted 4-0,
with one absence, on the plan in a brief
teleconference at South Building.
Voting yes were committee
Chairman Jim Hynes, Vice Chairman
Rusty Carter and
Paul Fulton. Vice
McColl was not
present. The full
BOT will vote on
the proposal by a
mail ballot that
will be sent to
The plan, which
would go into
effect Aug. 15,
spells out how the
DPS will recover
the $566,650 that a
night parking pro
gram would have raised.
On March 28, the BOT rejected a plan
by UNC administrators that would have
charged students and faculty for nighttime
permits and extended the pay hours of
Swain and Morehead parking lots.
The new proposal makes up more
than $150,000 by eliminating the on-cam
pus EU bus route and more than $40,000
through internal changes at the DPS.
Because of cost-cutting measures
taken by Chapel Hill Transit, UNC also
will save about $370,000 in its payment
to the town’s transportation service.
Nancy Suttenfield, vice chancellor for
finance and administration, said the tran
sit savings relieved a long budget process.
“They had some good news for us - the
timing couldn’t have been better.”
To compensate for the remainder of
the deficit, a plan to increase rates for day
parking permits in the original proposal
remained in the altered recommenda
tion. The proposal also includes gating
several campus lots, a move campus offi
cials say will cut down enforcement costs.
Suttenfield said a small working
group of students and faculty devised
the plan approved today.
There was no opposition voiced by
committee members or members of the
full body, who stayed after the meeting
for a closed session with the University’s
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says the plan is a