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Volume 110, Issue 82
Extra students not
funded by budget
By Gillian Bolsover
The UNC system overshot its project
ed enrollment growth for the third con
secutive year, creating a budget hole for
many of the UNC system’s campuses.
The system’s enrollment was about
1,000 students over the planned amount,
said Gretchen Bataille, UNC-system
vice president for academic affairs.
She added that though official figures
have yet to be released, each of the 16
UNC-system campuses experienced an
increase in the number of students. “(The
growth of all) campuses was up, and some
had a growth in the high teens,” she said.
The UNC system increased its
enrollment for the 2001-02 school year
by 4.3 percent - 1,800 students over tar
get. The additional students in 2001 left
the UNC system with a $23 million
hole in its budget, which the legislature
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At Age 100
Coates described as
'a steel magnolia'
By Rachel Hodges
Gladys Hall Coates, researcher and
co-founder of the Institute of
Government, died Wednesday at the
age of 100.
“She was a
James Brian, a
of medicine at
UNC and a close
friend of Gladys
Coates. “She was
a steel magnolia.”
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native of Portsmouth, Va., Coates and
her husband, Albert, began the Institute
of Government - now officially the
School of Government - in 1929.
During the first decade of its estab
lishment, the institute was forced to drift
from place to place, unable to find per
manent offices. Albert and Gladys
Coates believed so strongly in the pro
gram that they allowed meetings to be
held in their own home until official
housing could be found.
“During the bad times, Albert
poured his money into the institute so
that no one had to be let go,” said neigh
bor Caroline Martens. “They couldn’t
even afford a house of their own until
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A Mission to Serve
Candidates for Ms. Black Student Movement
propose projects to serve the community.
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SI3OM UNC Cancer Center Proposed
Session's end might hinder proposal
By Elyse Ashburn
and John Frank
Patients treated at the N.C. Clinical
Cancer Center located in the 50-year
old Gravely Building will move to a
new $l3O million complex next door if
an N.C. Senate provision is approved.
The proposal already has been
approved by key Senate committees,
but its future among House members
“The cancer hospital we have now is
an outmoded structure,” said Senate
Majority Leader Tony Rand, D-
Cumberland. “It’s important to do
something to ease human suffering.”
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor James
Moeser also said funding for anew can
cer treatment facility is long overdue.
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During the 1976 drought, campus dining halls and snack bars stopped serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate and
carbonated drinks to conserve water (above). A pipeline was constructed to pump 2 million gallons
of water daily from Durham to Orange County to deal with the 1976 shortage (below).
Droughts Challenge Campus
By Lauren Rippey
On a campus known for its rich tradi
tions, UNC students pass many things along
to future generations when they leave.
In addition to deep Carolina pride, one
of these traditions is a history of dealing with
water shortages and droughts on campus.
Throughout the past 40 years, UNC offi
cials and students alike have been chal
lenged to change their consumption habits.
In the fall of 1968, water levels reached
the lowest since University Lake was creat
ed in 1930, forcing UNC officials to enact
heavy water regulations to prevent sus
pending classes for the semester.
Unable to completely meet daily con
sumption needs of the entire county, UNC
officials began regulating much of the
water use on campus.
Like the changes made by Carolina
Dining Services since the opening of the
fall semester, campus dining halls, sorority
houses and UNC Hospitals used paper
and plastic plates and utensils in 1968.
But some restrictions in the 1960s were
more severe than those UNC has seen so
far this year. Only janitors were able to
flush residence hall urinals, which they did
two to three times per day.
The University’s physical education
classes were suspended to eliminate the
History is a vast early warning system.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Friday, September 27, 2002
The building housing the treatment
center was built in 1952 as a tuberculo
sis sanitarium, he said.
“We have world-class faculty and
treatment but a third-world facility,”
Moeser said. “It is not a good situation
for treatment and care of patients.”
Jeffrey Houpt, dean of the UNC-CH
School of Medicine, said space is limit
ed in the existing cancer treatment cen
ter. The exponential increase in cancer
patients has forced as many as 10
patients to squeeze into one treatment
room at a time, he said.
The legislation to create anew center
aims not only to meet the state’s growing
health needs but also to stimulate North
Carolina’s flagging economy, said Amy
Fulk, spokeswoman for Senate President
Pro Tem Marc Basnight, D-Dare.
Fulk said the treatment center would
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large amount water used in showers fol
lowing the classes.
Rich Matthews, a 1968 graduate who
now fives in Adanta, remembers the chal
lenge the water crisis placed on the entire
“There were a lot of complaints about
officials turning off the toilets in (residence
halls) since they weren’t flushed very
often,” he said. “But overall we were lucky
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ACC test Saturday.
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provide economic stimulus by serving
as a testing ground for biotechnology
products slated to be developed at a
new $45 million biopharmaceutical
training center at N.C. State University.
“The purpose (of the cancer treat
ment center) is twofold - to support the
new, young biotechnology center and
test its products and to fill the very real
health need in the state,” she said.
Officials estimate that the cancer
treatment center in conjunction with
the biopharmaceutical facility would
generate an additional 100,000 jobs
within the next 10 years.
Senate leaders tacked the provision
designating state funds for the two cen
ters onto an economic incentives bill
that originated in the House.
Representatives passed the original
incentives bill Aug. 26. The Senate
Finance Committee approved the
See CANCER CENTER, Page 7
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UNC received relief to its problem in
October 1968 when Hurricane Gladys
brought Orange County’s water levels
above emergency levels.
But once again, in 1976 water levels
dropped and the University had to act
quickly to conserve campus water.
To help deal with this shortage, Orange
County sought aid from Durham and
made plans to obtain water from its reser
voir. A 12-inch pipeline was laid to con
nect the areas and pump 2 million gallons
of water daily into Orange County.
Maggie Lewis, a 1978 alumna who now
lives in Charleston, S.C., said water
restrictions in 1976 were probably
enforced just as much as they are now.
“Students were asked to help, but there
is only so much that officials can do to
regulate water without literally standing
over people as they brush their teeth,”
On-campus residents in 1976 were
asked to limit their laundry washing to
only necessities and only on weekends,
and snack bars stopped serving coffee, tea
and hot chocolate because of their mixture
Instead of canceling physical education
See DROUGHT HISTORY, Page 7
BOT Chairman Tim Burnett (left) and Chancellor James Moeser discuss at
the trustees meeting Thursday plans for anew cancer treatment center.
Criteria could help University
better compare itself with peers
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
Striving to reach the University’s goal of becoming the
nation’s leading public university, administrators presented
the UNC Board of Trustees with a laundry fist of criteria
Thursday during the governing body’s first meeting of the
Chancellor James Moeser and Provost Robert Shelton
engaged the BOT in an exhaustive discussion about the mea
sures Thursday, debating the merits of some standards and
adding others to the extensive fist.
Administrators said the standards are meant to capture the
qualities of a large research university. “Not only do these
reflect the complexity of Carolina but they also allow us to
do quantitative measures,” Moeser said. “These are measures
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Sunday: Partly Cloudy; H 72, L 50
of excellence by which we want to
be held accountable.”
The measures are broken down
into six categories: undergraduate
program strengths; graduate and
professional students; faculty
strengths; research and programs;
extending the University beyond
the campus; and finance, facilities
and staff development.
They will allow administrators
to more effectively compare UNC
with peer institutions such as the
University of Califomia-Berkeley
and the University of Michigan.
Shelton said the standards are
still a work in progress and wel
comed input from the board.
BOT members said that it was a
good place to start but that there is more work to be done.
Much of the discussion involved the undergraduate pro
gram strengths on which organizations such as U.S. News &
World Report most often rate UNC.
The measures outlined by Shelton suggested different ways
to gauge the quality of incoming students using just SAT scores,
AP scores and diversity. But trustees wanted to see more stan
dards such as grade point average and class rank used.
BOT members also struggled with how to market UNC
to incoming students.
Shelton suggested emphasizing UNC’s financial accessibil
ity and proportion of courses with less than 20 students. But
members said UNC can’t be described by just facts and figures.
Trustee Nelson Schwab said one of the biggest reasons why
students come to the University is for the intangible experience
of UNC. But he admitted that would be difficult to measure.
Other topics the board discussed included ways to gauge
the success of students, the recruitment of graduate students
and the retention of faculty. The breadth of the discussions
left many trustees overwhelmed. “I think this thing needs
focus to be really effective,” said trustee Paul Fulton.
Student Body Presidentjen Daum agreed. “The challenge
now is to really focus these measures and make a decision,
as a campus, what the best ways to mark our progress (are),”
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now is to really
make a decision,
as a campus,
what the best
ways to mark our
progress (are). ”
Student Body President