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New Child-Care Funding Package Will Fall Short
Even with UNC funding, 30
children will remain on the
waiting list, according to
By Joy Buchanan
The University’s agreement earlier
this month to match funds raised by an
increase in student fees will allow the
child-care referendum passed Feb. 12 to
fund 24 additional children, officials said
But while officials say the plan is a
positive step, especially for student par
UNC Conducts Wide Range of Live Research
Use Animal Subjects
By Lizzie Breyer
Behind closed doors in laboratories
across campus, thousands of animals
five to serve science.
As students go about their daily
business, many UNC faculty and staff
conduct cutting-edge medical
the help of mice,
dogs and other
The world of
on campus was
thrust into the
18, when People
for the Ethical
a video filmed
by a member of
Animal and Human
Ethics of Research
The video, which shows several
instances of alleged mistreatment
toward mice used in the Thurston
Students Participate in a Number of Medical Studies
By Lizzie Breyer
It’s no secret that most college students are
constandy strapped for cash.
Common ways of solving that problem
include taking part-time jobs, selling CDs back
to secondhand music stores and the ever-popu
lar calling home for money.
But junior Karl Schmid has found his own way
to resolve his financial woes - every sue weeks, he
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The Gainesville Outlaws from the University of Florida perform Saturday
in the Greek Freak Step Show sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha.
ents, it still won’t provide coverage for
all the members of the University com
munity in need of child-care resources.
As of now, 42 UNC students receive
child-care assistance from the University
and the Child Care Services Association,
a nonprofit agency based in Chapel Hill.
Teresa Smith, a member of the Child
Care Advisory Committee, said that
even with the University funding, 30
children of students would still remain
on the waiting list for funds.
“(Child care is) one of those needs
that’s never fully addressed, but we try to
work to get more resources,” Smith said.
This year, the committee requested
and received administrative approval
for a plan that has the University match-
Bowles labs, drew immediate fire
from animal rights groups and has
prompted an investigation into the
practices in the labs.
But research practices and topics
on campus involving animals go far
beyond the mice shown in the PETA
video and span a wide range of med
Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for
research and graduate studies, said
that in the 2000-01 academic year,
there were 1,260 active protocols
involving animal subjects.
Waldrop said most of the research
conducted on animals is medical in
nature, involving procedures from
drug trials to anatomical studies.
“Most are dealing with disease and
cures for diseases as diverse as you
can imagine,” he said.
Dwight Bellinger, the interim direc
tor of the Division of Laboratory
Animal Medicine, which provides
daily care and veterinary services to
laboratory animals, said animal
experiments are applicable to almost
any study that could be done at the
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treks to UNC’s Environmental Protection
Agency site to undergo a bronchoscopy.
The three-hour process entails the insertion of a
flexible tube with a camera on the end into his nose
and through his bronchial tubes so that researchers
can pass a liquid through and collect cells.
Schmid collects S3OO for the process, which
he calls “kind of uncomfortable, but really easy
and not too painful at all.”
Schmid is among many students who volunteer
for the myriad of medical experiments conducted
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ing the $36,000
that would be
raised by a 75-cent
per semester stu
dent fee increase
scheduled to begin
While the com
mittee has made
progress in securing
additional funds for
student parents, it is
still looking for increased funds for facul
ty and staff who need child-care subsidies.
The committee also asked for a 30
percent budget increase, which would be
used to generate an additional $ 15,112 to
fund employee child-care subsidies.
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Rats and mice, like the ones pictured above, are used throughout campus for medical experiments on a
variety of topics. About 60,000 mice are used on campus in various laboratories, including those in the
Thurston Bowles building (below), which houses many mice used by the Center for Alcohol Studies.
Show Aims to Step Up Awareness
By Philissa Cramer
Flashing lights and flashy outfits dis
tinguished the annual Greek Freak Step
Show and After Party hosted Saturday
by Mu Zeta, UNC’s chapter of Alpha
Phi Alpha fraternity Inc.
Step teams from six universities
throughout the Southeast convened in
Carmichael Auditorium for the show,
hosted by DJ Amos Quick of 102JAMZ.
The teams, fielded by National Pan
Hellenic Council organizations, compet
ed in front of more than 3,000 spectators.
Ralph Mensah, Greek Freak 2002
coordinator, said the 13 members of Mu
Zeta planned all year for the event in an
effort to raise HIV/AIDS awareness.
Teams used a variety of props and
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“(Child care is) one of those
needs that’s never fully
addressed, but we try
to work to get more resources. ”
Member of Child Care Advisory Committee
increases are necessary to keep pace with
the rising costs of child care in the area.
According to data from the CCAC,
child-care costs have increased an aver
age of 6 percent each year since 1996,
the last year the committee received a
on campus each year that use human subjects.
But the range of research tested on humans
goes far beyond the occasional study for which
the average undergraduate can volunteer -
experiments range from simple to sophisticated
and use a wide range of subjects.
The only thing they have in common is that
all are overseen by various institutional review
boards, which monitor all protocols involving
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costumes to ornament their perfor
mances. The University of Florida team
donned blindfolds and swung swords as
part of its act, while the Winston-Salem
State University sorority adopted an
’Bos theme, complete with halter tees
and stonewashed jeans.
Judges evaluated teams on both style
and technical skills.
The Delta Sigma Theta sorority team
from Duke University took first place, and
the top-rated fraternity step team came
from Florida’s chapter of lota Phi Theta.
Spirits remained high even within the
competitive atmosphere, with Greek
audience members cheering loudly for
the teams that represented their organi
zations. During the intermission,
impromptu performances crowded the
If the committee
also gets approval
for the employee
increases, the total
to students would
be $50,625, and
the faculty and staff
would be $65,487.
bers say the
Fewer students have received child
care subsidies for the last six years
because the CCAC’s steady budget and
the increase in child-care costs. The
committee’s last budget increase was for
the 1996-97 fiscal year. The $20,000
increase raised the committee’s total
budget to $120,000 annually.
CCAC Chairwoman Ellen Peisner-
Feinberg said the additional funding is
also important because many student
parents are not eligible for local or state
child-care subsidies. She said most child
care funds are given to working parents,
so a student parent would not qualify.
Smith said aid awarded to student
families is based on need. The CCAC
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Mensah said that even though only
six of the nine UNC Pan Hellenic
Council Greek organizations participat
ed in the invitational, the competition
still improved performance quality. “The
stepping was of high caliber,” he said.
Brad Picot, Mu Zeta’s coordinator of
Project Alpha, said the event’s focus on
HIV/AIDS awareness was integral to
the fraternity’s mission. The Center for
Healthy Student Behaviors helped Mu
Zeta design a campaign to raise aware
ness about AIDS prevention.
“AIDS: Get to Steppin’” was the sec
ond campaign funded by a grant from
the American College Health
Association, said Marcie Fisher, the cen
ter’s advocacy and diversity coordinator.
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determines how much a family can afford
to pay for child care and gives them
enough funding to pay for the remaining
costs. The money from the CCAC goes
direedy to the child-care provider.
Despite the fact that the additional
funds will still not cover all student parents
who apply for child-care subsidies, CCAC
members are optimistic about the changes.
“I was very pleased,” Peisner-
Feinberg said about the University’s
decision to match the funds. “I thought
passing the request at this time when the
state is not in good shape ... showed (the
University’s) commitment to child care.”
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Two professors have given
their stipends to help
fund the program, which
includes student-led courses.
By Joelle Ruben
One of UNC’s most unusual under
graduate experiences is being denied
official funding from the University after
its two-year trial period ends this spring.
But after the donations of two pro
fessors, the program will continue
through next year while organizers
attempt to find permanent funding.
Carolina Students Taking Academic
Responsibility through Teaching, known
as C-START, offers undergraduate stu
dents the chance to invent, structure and
teach their own course to fellow students.
Former Provost Dick Richardson
allocated a $5,000 budget for the first
two years of the program in 2000 but
said students would have to find per
manent funding in the future.
But recent administrative budget cuts
presented a dreary future for the pro
gram, which is seeking about $4,000 for
next year’s course offerings.
In an e-mail written Thursday, C
START co-adviser Donna Lefebvre
emphasized the need to find both short
and long-term funding beyond normal
University channels. She included such
ideas as seeking outside donors and
proposing a $1 increase in student fees.
The e-mail also mentioned Student
Body President Jen Daum’s efforts to
help the program. Daum, who took a C
START course last semester, met with
Provost Robert Shelton on Friday to dis
cuss the possibility of his office provid
Shelton, who said he hadn’t heard of
C-START before being approached by
Daum, said she was successful in con
veying the value of the experience. Still,
he said, he feels too separated from the
situation to make an effective decision.
“The request needs to be reformulat
ed through the proper channels to
ensure there is a collective academic
endorsement,” Shelton said. “We don’t
want to just fund things ad hoc. Then
we might as well do away with deans,
department (chairmen) and all those
people who are closer to knowing the
Bob Adler, president-elect of the
UNC Academy of Distinguished
Teaching Scholars, said he has pledged
the stipend from his position to the
future of the C-START program. The
academy’s Committee on Educational
Outreach Chairwoman Jan Boxill also
offered her stipend as a contribution.
But Jeremy Hurtz, one of the four
students teaching a C-START course
this semester, said he is disappointed by
what he called the University’s lack of
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