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Volume 110, Issue 93
Officials Set Sights on $l.B Billion
PHOTO COURTESY OF DAN SEARS
Chancellor James Moeser
announces the start of the
Carolina First Campaign on Friday.
Filed in Quran
Plaintiffs argue that reading-related
events at UNC advocate Islam
By Dave Szwedo
Plaintiffs in the case challenging UNC’s summer reading selec
tion have filed anew motion to amend their complaint, extending
both the life of their lawsuit and the controversy surrounding it.
The motion, filed in a federal district court in Greensboro on Oct.
4, claims the University knowingly misrepresented the mandatory
nature of the summer reading assignment
“Originally we were told the program was not mandatory,” said
Michael DePrimo, one of the attorneys for the American Family
Association Center for Law and Policy, the group that filed the suit “We
subsequently found out that students were told it was mandatory.”
The amended lawsuit contends that UNC submitted false affi
davits regarding student participation in the summer reading pro
gram. The affidavits stated that participation was voluntary, atten
dance would not be taken and essays concerning the reading were
UNC’s Genera! Counsel Susan Ehringhaus could not be reached
for comment Friday.
The plaintiffs named in the amended complaint include three
anonymous UNC students; Terry Moffitt, chairman of the board
of the Family Policy Network; and James Yacovelli, the group’s N.C.
director for North Carolina. All the plaintiffs were named in the
A statement released by the AFACLP on Oct. 4 said students
confirmed that some of the discussion group leaders took atten
dance and required essays to be turned in.
In addition to this complaint, the AFACLP claims that the
University is attempting to advocate Islam by hosting a series of
See QURAN, Page 5
Students, Faculty Sign
By Meredith Nicholson
Assistant University Editor
At universities across the nation, tensions are rising because of
a campaign aimed at toppling the Israeli economy to end the occu
pation of Palestinian lands.
This summer, UNC joined roughly 50 universities nationwide
where faculty and students have formed campaigns to urge univer
sity officials to withdraw funds from any company that substantial
ly supports Israel.
Supporting Israel is defined as both providing the country with
weapons and machinery used against Palestinians in the occupied ter
ritories - like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Caterpillar do -and
dumping large amounts of money into the Israeli economy - like
McDonald’s, General Electric and AOL Time Warner do.
See DIVESTMENT, Page 5
We learn simply by the exposure of living, and what we learn most natively is the tradition in which we live.
Evil Dead on Campus
B-movie actor Bruce Campbell attracts
hundreds to Bull's Head Bookshop.
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Campaign goal: Make UNC No.l in nation
By Lance Johnson
The Carolina First Campaign went
public Friday with an announcement
stating the project’s mission of “trans
formation” and declaring an official
fund-raising goal of $l.B billion.
Several UNC officials, including
Chancellor James Moeser, spoke to a
crowd of faculty, students, alumni and
Carolina First committee members at
the Carolina Inn’s Hill Ballroom.
“This is the moment that so many of
us have been working toward - to make
this campaign public,” Moeser said.
He said the mission of the campaign
was transformation -a goal for the
University to transform the state, the
nation and the world.
Carolina First is an eight-year fund
ments its alumni have made.
The commemoration of the University’s
209th birthday began at 9:30 a.m. in Hill Hall
on Saturday as faculty and administrators walked down the aisle to
the sounds of the Crown Chamber Brass playing Johann Pezel’s
Sonata No. 22.
Several administrators, including Chancellor James Moeser, gave
remarks on the history of UNC, as well as the progress the school
is making with such projects as the Carolina First Campaign.
See UNIVERSITY DAY, Page 5
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
raising campaign aimed at making
UNC the leading public university in
the nation by increasing the
University’s endowment through pri
The goal is to secure $l.B billion in
private donations to be spent in five
areas of interest - faculty, students,
strategic initiatives, research and cam
pus renovation and expansion.
To date, $866 million in private
donations has been raised through the
campaign’s silent phase, which began
The University already is on its way to
meeting its goal of creating 200 new
endowed professorships and 1,000 new
undergraduate scholarships, Moeser said.
Since the beginnings of the cam
paign, donors have established 92
endowed professorships and 267 schol-
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Above: UNC-system President Molly Broad speaks in Hill Hall on Saturday during University Day ceremonies
Below: After the ceremonies, Professor Ruel Tyson speaks outside Hyde Hall for the building's dedication.
UNC DIGNITARIES PAST,
PRESENT CELEBRATE UNC
Faculty speakers, alumni awards highlights of University Day
BY ELIZABETH DANIELS/Staff Writer
| his year’s University Day was a day for faculty, alumni and
other members of the UNC community to come togeth-
er and celebrate the history of the
University and the many achieve-
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Tar Heels in 2nd half.
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Monday, October 14, 2002
arships and fellowships.
The attitude at the announcement
was professional yet relaxed. Speakers
joked about the silent phase of the cam
paign being “the worst-kept secret,”
and made light of recent University
issues like the summer reading contro
The announcement even included a
visit from a costumed representation of
Gen. William Richardson Davie, con
sidered to be the father of the
University. English Professor
Christopher Armitage, dressed up as
Davie, discussed the history of the
University and joked about the condi
tion of the academic hall holding
Rain forced the Friday announce
ment to the Carolina Inn from its
scheduled placement at Davie Poplar
in McCorkle Place.
Moeser said that in addition to
Carolina First, the University also
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would push for extra funding from the
state. He said the overwhelming push
for the $3.1 billion higher education
bond referendum - which passed
November 2000 - reflects a statewide
support for the University, support he
aims to capitalize on. '
UNC will see SSOO million from the
state bond issue. Carolina First’s initial
goal of $1.5 billion was aimed at
tripling the funds received from the
“This University is one of the state’s
best investments,” Moeser said.
He said UNC has repaid every dol
lar the state spent on it with what he
called “intellectual capital.”
Moeser said, “Clearly, no institution
has produced more leaders, solved
more problems and served the public
better than Carolina ”
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By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
RALEIGH - Two N.C. State
University graduate students died
Saturday evening in an apparent murder
suirid:. nr, the tennis courts in, the center
31, was gunned
down by fellow
student Richard Anderson, 49, about
5:15 p.m. as she played tennis near
Carmichael Gym, authorities said.
Anderson apparently turned the gun
on himself after shooting Wang, said N.C.
State Campus Police Chief Tom Younce.
A total of about five shots were fired,
according to student accounts and pre
liminary police reports.
An N.C. State campus police officer
who was jumpstarting a student’s car in
the parking lot adjacent to the courts
raced to the scene when the shots were
fired. Anderson and Wang were both
dead upon the officer’s arrival. Though
other individuals were on the tennis
courts at the time of the shooting,
nobody else was injured, Younce said.
Alex Moritz, a junior business major
See ShOOTING, Page 5
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Assistant State & National Editor
The UNC-system Board of Governors
voted Friday to prohibit system campus
es from using tuition increases to fund
merit-based salary increases for faculty -
a move that upset faculty members sys-
temwide but that
said was necessary.
said that not only
not be used to
salaries across the
system but that it is
the N.C. General
sibility to increase
faculty pay across
the board and not
that of campuses.
“We’re going to
have to do a better job articulating our
needs for pay increases across the board
to the General Assembly,” said BOG
Chairman Brad Wilson. “There have
been two legislative sessions where
there have been no across-the-board
But universities have been given tlex
ibility to increase salaries of certain fac
ulty members they choose to target -
namely those who are most likely to
leave for another post outside the sys
tem or who do not have pay compara
ble to that of their colleagues.
In January 2002, the UNC-Chapel
Hill Board of Trustees approved a S3OO
campus-initiated tuition increase, 30
percent of which was earmarked for fac
Jonathan Ducote, president of the
UNC-system Association of Student
See BOG, Page 5
Study Ranks N.C.
6th in Domestic
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said the UNC system
must convince the
legislature to fund