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Mice kept in research laboratories of the Thurston Bowles Building, part
of UNC Hospitals, have been allegedly subject to mistreatment.
From Deep Cut
The proposed budget approves $66 million
for enrollment funding and the systemwide
tuition increase suggested by the BOG.
By Alex Kaplun
RALEIGH - After a nearly weeklong delay, the N.C.
Senate appears to be on the verge of passing a state budget for
the 2002-03 fiscal year.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved Tuesday
a state budget that called for budget
reductions to most of state govern
ment but spared education - includ
ing the UNC system - from deep
Lawmakers were forced to make
cuts to state government to fill a $2
billion hole in the state budget for the next fiscal year.
The budget is expected to be approved by the full Senate
The legislation will then head to the N.C. House, which will
almost certainly make changes to the Senate’s proposal.
Senate Appropriations subcommittees unveiled their bud
gets on June 11, but the process reportedly stalled after some
minor disputes between the Senate and the governor’s office
over the nature of the proposed cuts.
See STATE BUDGET, Page 4
Provost Robert Shelton said members of
the 12-member tuition committee could
be selected by the end of the month.
By Meredith Nicholson
Student Body President Jen Daum submitted a fist of seven
students’ names to Provost Robert Shelton for consideration
for the tuition task force that will be charged with creating a
long-term tuition plan for the University.
Shelton said he had reviewed the names and would make
a final decision by the end of the month.
He said that the makeup of the committee has not been final
ized yet but that he anticipates that there will be two under
graduate representatives and one graduate representative.
The rest of the 12-member committee will be composed of
faculty, administrators and members of the Board of Trustees,
he said. “It’s important that we get (BOT members) involved
as early as possible,” Shelton said. “There is no sense going
down a road they’re not going to support."
Shelton said members of the committee will study trends
such as parental income and indebtedness at graduation in
See TUITION, Page 4
Payne Leaves ASG Satisfied With His Work
Forces UNC to
Brace for Layoffs
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• September 7,2000 - Andrew Payne is elected UNC
system Association of Student Governments president in a
special election after then-ASG President Cliff Webster
resigns after being arrested for two counts of larceny.
• February 19,2001 - The ASG holds Students' Day at the
Capitol to push various goals with state legislators.
• April 16,2001 -The N.C. House approves legislation
giving the ASG president a vote on the UNC-system Board
Bresciani to Carry On Kitchen's Work; Search Not Yet Begun
By Kate Pearson
Dean Bresciani, the former associate vice
chancellor for student services, began his new
position as the University’s interim vice chan
cellor for student affairs last week with opti
mism and confidence.
Bresciani came to the University four years
ago after serving as interim vice chancellor for
student affairs at the University of Nebraska
at Kearney. He replaces Sue Kitchen, who
announced last week that she was stepping
down for personal reasons.
“I’m very excited about starting this new
position," Bresciani said.
The vice chancellor for student affairs serves
as a liaison between administration and stu
dents and helps to understand the needs and
wants of students, Bresciani said. The Office of
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
What's in a Name?
Legislators make a move to change
Fayetteville State University's name.
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NIH Orders UNC Lab Investigation
The investigation stems
from an undercover video
that was shot by a PETA
investigator in UNC labs.
By Benji Calthren
UNC officials are working to bring
their standards for animal research into
compliance with National Institutes of
Health regulations after a formal com
plaint filed by People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals in April.
Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for
research and graduate studies, said
UNC received a letter from the NIH
Andrew Payne listens at a March 6 UNC-system Board of Governors meeting where the board approved both a fee
increase that would dramatically increase the ASG budget and one of the largest tuition increases in system history.
Freshman Chris lannetta is
honored by Baseball America.
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last week that calls for the University to
review its animal care and use program.
The letter does not call for any spe
cific changes but does request that
UNC’s Animal Care and Use
Committee submit the results of the
investigation by Aug. 2.
UNC was accused of mistreatment of
lab animals after a PETA undercover
investigator working in the University’s
labs released videotape of the alleged
violations in April.
The video, shot by PETA undercov
er investigator Kate Turlington, shows
researchers decapitating mice with scis
sors and footage of Turlington finding
live mice feeding on a dead mouse.
UNC officials met with NIH represen
tatives to discuss plans to investigate the
of Governors. The bill later dies in the Senate.
• April 22,2001 - Payne is overwhelmingly elected to seive
his second consecutive term as ASG president.
• May 2,2001 - The ASG leads a march on the N.C.
General Assembly to protest a possible $125 million
budget cut to the UNC system.
• August 29,2001 - The General Assembly approves a 9
percent across-the-board tuition increase.
• December 6,2001 - As session ends, a bill giving the
ASG president a vote on the BOG dies in a Senate
Student Affairs is com
posed of 13 depart
ments, including the
Campus Y, Housing and
and Student Health
Services. These depart
ments work to provide
services for students out
side of the classroom set
ting, Bresciani said.
directors work closely
with the Office of
Student Affairs admin
istration to ensure qual
ity student services.
says he will focus on
the needs and wants
of the students.
Robert Wirag, director of Student Health
Services, said he thinks the position of vice
chancellor for student affairs requires unique
allegations soon after the video was
released. UNC officials also set up internal
committees to look into the allegations.
One researcher was stripped of the
right to use animals in experiments. The
researcher’s animal-testing rights have
since been reinstated.
The Institutional Animal Care and
Use Committee, an organization that
ensures the University remains in accor
dance with the policies and regulations
instituted by the Public Health Service,
has spent nearly 1,200 hours reviewing
the tapes and examining all aspects of
the charges made by PETA.
The Office of Laboratory Animal
Welfare, a division of the Public Health
Service, has instructed the IACUC to
inform it of the results of its investiga-
• February 13,2002 - The ASG kicks off the Keep N.C.
Educated Campaign, which aims to force the General
Assembly to provide more funding for the UNC system.
• March 6,2002 - The BOG approves a $1 per student fee
increase to generate additional funds for the ASG. At the
same meeting, the BOG approves the largest systemwide
tuition increase in its history.
• May 4,2002 - N.C. State student Jonathan Ducote is
elected to replace Payne as ASG president.
qualities like excellent communication skills
and public relations experience. The job also
requires additional leadership responsibilities.
Wirag said he has worked closely with
Bresciani and that he believes the program
has prospered under Bresciani’s leadership.
Christopher Payne, director of housing and
residential education, said the vice chancel
lor’s office is lucky to have such a strong lead
ership team. He said Bresciani has a wide
range of abilities and experiences that will
help him to tackle this new interim position.
Chancellor James Moeser said the search
for a permanent vice chancellor for student
affairs will not begin just yet
Moeser and Provost Robert Shelton will
first form a committee to evaluate organiza
tional structures within the department to
ensure no changes need to be made before
the search begins.
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tions after reviewing UNC’s animal care
and use program.
The Office of Laboratory Animal
Welfare recommended that the IACUC
investigation include a full review of the
institutional policies and practices related
to the alleged violations, as well as inter
views with current and former staff
involved in the use of laboratory animals.
Asa part of the proposed reforms,
UNC will conduct an in-depth evalua
tion of all programs of animal care and
use conducted on campus.
Waldrop has stated that UNC has an
independent team of experts investigat
ing the charges that is set to issue a
report on the situation.
See NIH, Page 4
By Rohit Patel
A brief but historic era is coming to an
end for the UNC-system Association of
Student Governments as President Andrew
Payne leaves office June 30.
Payne, a N.C. State University student
who served two consecutive one-year terms
as ASG president, will most likely be
remembered for his efforts to secure a sys
temwide student fee increase of sl, which
increased the ASG’s budget from $4,000 to
$165,000, and serving during a term that
brought two of the larges tuition increases in
UNC system history.
Looking back on his two terms in office,
Payne said he is happy with what he had
“Overall, I’m really satisfied with what I
have achieved with the ASG,” said Payne.
“1 have really fond memories of my time in
office, especially of the $1 student fee
increase, which brought much-needed rev
enue and flexibility to the ASG budget.
“This increase is going to allow more
North Carolina students to (have an impact)
on the role of education in the state.”
UNC-system Board of Governors mem
ber Jim Phillips said Payne - who is a non
voting member of the BOG - has been a
strong voice for students.
“He made it clear to the BOG that he
was in a position to serve the students first,”
Payne was also forthcoming about the
disappointments he faced during his tenure.
“I am pretty disappointed that we were
unable to secure the student vote on the
BOG,” said Payne. “Our failure to convince
the Senate after the House had approved
the bill was disheartening.”
The student vote bill passed overwhelm
ingly in the House in April 2001 but died in
the Senate several months later.
Payne became president of the ASG at a
time when the organization was coming
under heavy criticism. His predecessor,
Cliff Webster, resigned in the fall of 2000,
See PAYNE, Page 4 .
The search for a permanent vice chancel
lor for student affairs may be long, but
Moeser said he has full confidence that
Bresciani can handle the job while the search
is conducted. “Dean Bresciani is such a capa
ble person,” he said.
Moeser said he hopes the nationwide search
will begin near the end of the fall semester. He
said he expects it to take several months.
Bresciani said he is excited about working
closely with academic affairs and working on
the dramatic changes that have occurred on
Bresciani said most his work will be a con
tinuation of programs Kitchen put into motion.
He said he is enthusiastic about his interim
position but that he has big shoes to fill.
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