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Volume 110, Issue 104
By Jeff Silver
Assistant University Editor
Student government officials voided
the online election for the senior class
gift Tuesday night after a software glitch
blocked some seniors from voting.
The election was rescheduled for
Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The vote for Homecoming king and
queen was unaffected, and the results
will be announced
Saturday at the
game against the
some seniors who
tried to vote
Central were clas
sified as juniors
New Voting Date
The senior class gift will be
voted on Wednesday online
from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The
three choices are:
1. Artistic glass etching on
the windows of the
Campus Y building
memorializing Sept. 11
scholarship to pay for
3. Undergraduate library
endowment of at least
SOURCE: ELECTIONS BOARD
and were unable to vote for the class gift.
He said that almost 40 seniors e-mailed
him throughout the day and that many
others stopped by the senior class office to
let them know about the problem.
Rouhanifard did not know the exact
number of seniors who could not vote
for the gift. “We don’t know how many
votes we lost,” he said.
Board of Elections Chairman Brian
Fauver said the problem was that the class
standings used for the vote were from
February. He said only students who held
senior standing for the spring 2002 semes
ter were able to vote Wednesday.
Rouhanifard sent an e-mail to the
senior class Wednesday morning, writing
that the problem was occurring for peo
ple trying to vote at off-campus locations.
But student government later discov
ered that some seniors could not vote
on campus either.
Rouhanifard encourages all seniors
to vote next week and said he is happy
that everyone should get to cast a ballot.
“There are a lot of people who real
ly cared and couldn’t vote,” he said.
The three options for the senior class
gift are an endowment of at least $20,000
for the Undergraduate Library, an artis
tic glass etching on the windows of the
Campus Y building memorializing Sept.
11, and a special-needs scholarship to
pay for students’ incidental costs.
Publicity efforts will be stepped up to
make sure turnout doesn’t suffer from
the delayed vote, Rouhanifard said.
“We’re going to have to turn it into a
different gear,” he said. “We hope every
one will come out and vote again.”
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Bowles Finds Success in Business, Service
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
Oversized glasses, a quickly thinning
hairline and an open if not somewhat
awkward smile might not seem to be
the characteristics of a man who’s made a
fortune among polished businessmen
from Charlotte to New York City.
And it certainly doesn’t seem the
description of a man who can move
with ease among the elected aristocracy
of Capitol Hill.
But in both cases, Democratic U.S.
Senate candidate Erskine Bowles breaks
the mold. In fact, success in business
and government seem Erskine Bowles’
destiny - perhaps brought on not only by his will but by a
family name, inherited talent or even circumstance.
Erskine Bowles was bom in 1945 in Greensboro to civic
minded parents —Jessamine and Hargrove “Skipper Bowles.
Skipper Bowles was a businessman and an ardent Democrat
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Erskine Bowles, a successful
investment banker, has dedicated
much of his life to public service.
UNC in 1967 and began to explore his more studious side.
After briefly serving in the Coast Guard reserves, Erskine
Bowles enrolled in Columbia Business School, receiving a mas-
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who served in the N.C. General Assembly
and made a failed bid for governor.
As fate would have it, Erskine Bowles
would follow in father’s footsteps in
both career and public service, though
his early years seemed to indicate he
would do neither. “There is not a soul in
the class of 1967 that thought I’d be up
here at the front of the class instead of
way in the back,” he said in August dur
ing a speech at his alma mater, UNC.
Erskine Bowles - always up for a good
time during his college years - often
neglected his studies and left even those
who knew his influential family wonder
ing if he would be a success, he says.
But he earned a business degree from
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Drive, Faith Propel Dole to High Positions
By Elyse Ashburn
State & National Editor
Salisbury, nesded in North Carolina’s
Piedmont, boasts quiet living, traditional
family values and thick Southern drawls.
The seat of Rowan County, with its
walkable downtown, laid-back Sunday
barbecues and about 26,000 residents, is
certainly no hotbed of politics.
But Elizabeth Dole - Republican nom
inee for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat
and one of the foremost political figures in
the nation - calls the city home.
Elizabeth Dole was bom into Salisbury
society in 1936 as Elizabeth “Liddy”
Hanford and spent her formative years
learning to be a proper Southern lady. But when the small city’s
horizons became too cramped, she made her way down the
road to Duke University, a trip that launched her on a journey,
bringing her back to her native city infrequendy at best
After graduating from Duke in 1958, Elizabeth Dole earned
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Elizabeth Dole has held powerful
positions, such as president
of the American Red Cross.
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Ray Farris was one of the few BOG
members to vote against raising
tuition to fund enrollment growth.
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Assistant State & National Editor
A preliminary draft of the UNC-sys
tem Board of Governors’ tuition policy
- which could go into effect as early as
next academic year - aims to address
several of the most contentious issues
that have surfaced during the board’s
long-standing debate on tuition.
One of the key changes to the policy
could be the
addition of a
that the board
to fund enrollment growth. In March,
the BOG approved a systemwide 8 per
cent in-state and 12 percent out-of-state
tuition increase to provide $33 million
in enrollment growth funding.
The tuition increase - the first of its
kind ever approved by the BOG - was
prompted by the state’s gloomy fiscal
outlook, which made most board mem
bers believe securing the funds from state
revenues would be nearly impossible.
BOG member Ray Farris said that if
the board refuses to fund enrollment
growth, the N.C. General Assembly will
feel pressured to provide funding. “It’s
very unlikely that the legislature will
stop funding enrollment growth,” he
said. “I don’t think they would allow
that to happen.”
UNC-system Association of Student
Governments President Jonathan
Ducote, a nonvoting member of the
BOG, said legislative leaders assured
board members that enrollment growth
would be provided by the General
Assembly in the future. “We’re pretty
much banking on that promise,” he said.
A BOG ad hoc committee on tuition
and fees drafted the proposal change,
and it could reach the entire board by
February, Ducote said.
If the proposal is enacted, system
officials also would be required to con
sider if tuition rates would be in the bot
tom quartile of rates across the nation.
Ducote said mandating that tuition
stay in the bottom quartile would allow
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a degree from Harvard Law School in
1965 and almost immediately became
involved in government. She served
under the Nixon and Reagan administra
tions during the politically turbulent 1970s
and the economically challenged 1980s.
President Reagan, under whom
Elizabeth Dole became the first female
secretary of transportation, largely
shaped her political philosophy and rein
forced her traditional values, she says.
On the night of North Carolina’s 2002
primaries, she told of Reagan’s lasting
impact on her approach to public service.
“(Reagan) told me, ‘Elizabeth ... I
couldn’t go another day in this office if I
didn’t know I could ask God’s help and it
would be given,’” she said. “I have never forgotten those words.
And as I look ahead -1 promise you, I will also be looking up.”
The same night she spoke of her religion, Elizabeth Dole
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