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Volume 110, Issue 81
Faculty, Staff Seats on BOT Rejected
Trustees skeptical of
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
A UNC Board of Trustees subcommittee
rejected requests Wednesday from the Faculty
Council and Employee Forum for representa
tion on the University’s governing board.
The frill BOT will vote on the matter dur
ing today’s meeting.
Committee members said additional rep
resentation is unnecessary because faculty
Safety issues, procedures
included in report
By Nikki Werking
Despite a week of several prominent safety
concerns including an armed robbery on cam
pus, University officials released a Campus
Security Report on Tuesday night showing no
significant increase in security problems in the
past three years.
The report, published by the Campus Security
Committee, not only includes statistics for crimes
on campus but also information and procedures
on a variety of safety issues, said Derek Poarch,
director of the Department of Public Safety.
Statistics listed in the report range from rob
bery and arson to liquor law and drug-related
arrests and disciplinary referrals over the last
three years. The report also covers incidents at
UNC Hospitals and Granville Towers.
One notable trend was the rise in liquor law
arrests on campus and in residence hails from
2000 to 2001. According to the report, arrest
numbers rose from two on campus and one in
residence halls in 2000 to 47 arrests on campus
and 29 in residence halls in 2001.
Poarch said the numbers are misleading, say
ing a discrepancy in the counting method from
2000 caused the disparity. “In 2000, we only
counted those that were arrested and taken into
custody,” he said. “(In 2001), we also included
There was a sharp decline in liquor law disci
plinary referrals between 1999 and 2001, from
206 on campus in 1999 to zero in 2001.
Poarch said disciplinary referrals can come
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and employee concerns are already ade
quately addressed by the board.
BOT Vice Chairman Stick Williams said
BOT members often solicit the faculty’s opin
ions and encourage them to attend meetings.
“We have a lot of
Williams said. “I
don’t think this is
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way to increase access.”
But Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue
Estroff said faculty wouldn’t have brought
the proposal to the chancellor if they felt suf
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History Professor Michael Hunt (left) responds to an audience question during the teach-in "Should the United States Attack Iraq?"
while philosophy Professor Douglas Mac Lean listens. Eight UNC professors spoke at the forum Wednesday evening.
Academics Attack Iraq Policy
UNC professors debate merits, consequences of Bush's push for war in Middle East
By Arman Tolentino
A calm and reserved group of about 500 students,
faculty, alumni and community members gathered
at the Alumni Center on Wednesday night to discuss
a possible U.S. overthrow of the Iraqi regime.
The UNC General Alumni Association and the
curriculum in peace, war and defense sponsored
the forum, titled “Should the United States Attack
Iraq?” A panel of eight UNC professors voiced
opinions from different perspectives, but the gen
eral sentiment was against a war on Iraq.
History Professor Richard Kohn served as the
BOG Chairman Pays Visit to Campus
UNC is second stop on
Wilson's systemwide tour
By Gillian Bolsover
Brad Wilson, chairman of the UNC-system
Board of Governors, visited UNC-Chapel Hill on
Wednesday to develop a better working relation
ship with student leaders.
War is merely a continuation of politics by other means.
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Thursday, September 26, 2002
Employee Forum Chairman Tommy
Griffin echoed EstroiFs disappointment. “It
really makes me think that they don’t care
about us,” Griffin said.
Committee members also were con
cerned about the precedent of allowing out
side groups a position on the board.
“Once you start down that road, we could
have a committee twice the size it is now,”
said committee Chairman Jim Hynes.
But Estroff said that slippery slope argu
ment is irrelevant. “The faculty isn’t compa
rable to any other group,” she said.
The committee members also said addi
tional members would disrupt the balance
and makeup of the BOT, which is set by the
“The panelists had varying perspectives and
disciplines,” Kohn said after the forum. “Overall,
they expressed deep skepticism of whether it is in
the national interest of the United States to engage
in a pre-emptive war against Iraq without con
gressional and (United Nations) sanction.”
Kohn also remarked on the imminence of war
with Iraq as the United States tries to build support
at the United Nations and in Congress for possible
military action. “We are coming to a decision (on
Iraq) in the next 10 days to two weeks,” Kohn said.
“Under any circumstance, this is a historic decision.”
The panelists presented different perspectives,
ranging from the legality of war to the implications
in the Muslim world.
The visit was the second stop - the first was at
N.C. Central University’s campus in Durham last
month - on a yearlong tour of all 16 UNC-system
Wilson is the first BOG chairman in recent his
tory to tour each campus to facilitate communica
tion between board members and students and to
identify important issues on individual campuses.
Representatives from seven UNC-CH organi
zations - including the Graduate and Professional
Student Federation, the Black Student Movement
and the National Pan Hellenic Council - attended
Area activists put up
anti-war signs at 6 a.m.
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“I don’t think we should take official
action and change what the legislature has
done,” said BOT member Rusty Carter. “If
it were going to change, it is the legislature
that should do it”
Both Estroff and Griffin said other N.C.
schools have faculty and employee repre
At Appalachian State University, the fac
ulty chairman holds an ex-officio position on
die school’s governing board, as does the
employee forum chairman at N.C. State
University, they said.
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Focusing on a moral and ethical perspective,
philosophy Professor Douglas Mac Lean said there
should be convincing evidence before the nation
engages in war. “In the justification of a pre-emp
tive strike, the threshold must be high and the evi
dence must be strong,” he said. “Many people
doubt this has been met”
History Professor Sarah Shields, who received
applause for several of her comments, focused on
the implications for Iraq.
“Will the U.S. become a welcome liberator?
Absolutely not,” Shields said. “Anti-American sen
timent will grow because people are skeptical.”
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Wilson spoke to the attending student leaders
about common concerns and issues emerging on
campuses - including effective communication,
student representation and tuition fee increases.
Tuition increases are complex issues that the
BOG must consider in reference to peer institu
tions, he said.
Wilson said he voted for every implemented
tuition change after determining that the increas-
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BOT Vice Chairman
said faculty and staff
are heard by
Rowdy fan celebrations in the
stands during the Texas game led
UNC officials to step up security.
Officers will focus
on student section
By Will Arey
Rowdy behavior in the student sec
tion at the Sept. 14 Texas football game
has prompted University police to
increase security levels for Saturday’s
game, officials said Wednesday.
University police Maj. Jeff
McCracken said that the increased secu
rity is a necessary precaution and that
more officers will be concentrated on
the student section. “There were a num
ber of fights at the Texas game,”
McCracken said. “The behavior of some
in the student section was ridiculous.”
He said nine students were removed
from Kenan Stadium during the game,
with two receiving citations and two
later being arrested after warrants were
McCracken said additional officers
will be present for the game Saturday,
though he would not specify how many
more will be in attendance.
But the main difference in security
will be seen in the zero-tolerance manner
with which officers will handle disputes
inside the stadium, McCracken said.
“In the past we have tried to talk to
those involved in disputes and calm
them down,” he said. “If an officer is
called to an area Saturday and the situ
ation is still ongoing and the partici
pants don’t want to behave immediate
ly, they will be asked to leave.”
McCracken said a number of cir
cumstances combined during the Texas
game to create a volatile atmosphere in
the student section.
“Obviously some in attendance had
consumed more alcohol than needed,”
he said. “That problem was compound
ed by rain and the fact that many insist
ed on standing on the aluminum
bleachers instead of the concrete.”
McCracken said rain caused the
bleachers to be slippery, in turn causing
some to fall, which instigated some of
Carolina Athletic Association
President Kris Willett agreed with
McCracken’s assertion that behavior at
the Texas game likely was an aberration.
“The game against Texas was proba
bly an exception,” she said. “Tensions
were high for that game with Mack
Brown coming back to town.”
Willet welcomes the increased securi
ty and said she hopes it helps fans enjoy
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