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Volume 110, Issue 122
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N.C. Democratic Sen. John
Edwards is reaching out
to young voters in his policies.
Bv Gillian Bolsover
Potential presidential candidate Sen.
John Edwards, D-N.C., is reaching out
to young voters, possibly to further his
2004 presidential aspirations -a move
some election analysts say is unusual in
today’s political climate.
Edwards recently outlined his plans
for higher education policy, introducing
College for Everyone, under which stu
dents who work part-time could attend
their first year at college for free. He also
has made appearances at several youth
hangouts in the Washington, D.C., area.
Ferrel Guillory, director of UNC’s
Program on Southern Politics, Media
and Public Life, said Edwards is trying
to expand the Democratic base.
“A Democratic candidate like Senator
Edwards, especially given the results of
the last election, where Republicans did
better than expected, needs to motivate
people who did not vote,” he said.
Though no definitive voter data has
been produced for the 2002 election,
older voters intending to vote outnum
bered those younger than 30 more than
2-1, according to a survey by The
Washington Post, HenryJ. Kaiser Family
See YOUTH VOTE, Page 2
Likely Part of
By Emma Burgin
Assistant State & National Editor
Democratic presidential hopefuls -
including possibly North Carolina’s
John Edwards - already are formulating
campaign platforms they believe can
oust President Bush from office.
The sizes of the platforms vary from
election year to election year, but it’s
not unusual for a candidate to speak to
the public about only one certain issue
throughout the course of a campaign,
said David Nice, political science pro
fessor at Washington State University.
“It’s hard to tell what issues they will
emphasize because the public has such
a short attention span,” he said.
But Sen. Edwards, D-N.C., who is
rumored to have 2004 presidential aspi
rations, already has begun to build a
platform on key political issues, includ
ing national security, the economy and,
most recently, education.
Political pundits have mixed reviews
about Edwards’ stance, including his
College for Everyone initiative, which
would give students who work part-time
their first year of college for free.
Ferrel Guillory, director of UNC’s
Program on Southern Politics, Media and
Public Life, said Edwards’ speeches are
the foundations of a platform. “Of course
See PLATFORM, Page 2
Sankofa's rise to stardom hits a snag as the
band feuds over career goals and management.
See Page 3
UNC TRIES TO BALANCE
DTH FILE PHOTO
In 1999, students faced a five-year, $1,500 tuition increase. The Board
of Governors eventually changed it to a two-year, S6OO increase.
Combating Tuition Debt
Financial aid officials strive to provide assistance to students in the form of grants and
scholarships to reduce the amount of indebtness that students face after graduation.
Average Cumulative Loan Indebtedness of Graduating Seniors
SOURCE; UNC-CH OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT AID
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Win against Duke will help
UNC regroup for 2003.
See Page 5
By Meredith Nicholson / Assistant university Editor
UNC long has prided itself on providing an
affordable education for the people of
North Carolina - an ideal later reflected
in a clause in the N.C. Constitution proclaiming
that tuition at the University should remain free of
expense “as far as practicable.”
But as the cost of tuition rises, so do fears that
the University is becoming inaccessible to all but
the most wealthy residents of the state.
Provost Robert Shelton said that, with news of
in-state tuition - generally consid
ered low - being raised nearly 40
percent in three years, some students
and parents across the state are pick
ing up newspapers and then tossing
aside their applications to the
He said that as tuition increases,
many families think, “My child is a
good student, but I know we could
never afford to send them to
On Dec. 19, members of UNC’s
Tuition Task Force will vote on a tuition proposal
that is likely to raise tuition anywhere between
S3OO and S4OO over the next three to five years.
Two campus-based increases in the past three
years - each of which was met with intense protest
- already have yielded S9OO in tuition increases.
The 1999 tuition increase even prompted the for
mation of a student group called the Coalition for
Educational Access, dedicated to keeping costs low
and the University open to anyone.
See PERCEPTION, Page 2
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Perception and Access
Officials anticipate no
additional security delays
By India Autry
Despite an increased number of people traveling
by plane this Thanksgiving, officials say they do not
expect any flight delays from additional security mea
sures enacted since the Sept. 11,2001, terrorist attacks.
Experts predict that the number of people nation
wide traveling by air this Thanksgiving - an expect
ed total of 5.1 million - will be a 6 percent increase
from the Thanksgiving after the attacks.
About 35.9 million Americans will travel more
than 50 miles from home, which is an increase of 1.7
percent from last year, according to AAA.
Almost 31 million plan to travel by motor vehi
cle -a 1 percent increase from last year’s 30.6 mil
lion -but according to AAA, travel by air is pre
dicted to see the greatest increase.
The number of people flying in the Carolinas is
expected to increase 5.4 percent from last year, accord
ing to AAA. Air travel in the Northeast is expected to
increase 14.8 percent, the largest jump in the nation.
The number of flights in this area dropped signif
icantly after-the terrorist attacks, contributing to the
large hike this year, said AAA Carolinas spokes-
See THANKSGIVING, Page 2
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Travelers line up at RDU on Monday night.
Almost 5.1 million people are expected to
fly over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Title at NCAAs
Junior Shalane Flanagan shattered a course record
and made North Carolina his
tory Monday in Terre Haute,
Flanagan blazed the Gibson
Course, setting a record time of
19 minutes, 36 seconds to win
UNC’s first ever individual
national title in cross country.
The Marblehead, Mass.,
native won her second consec
utive NCAA Cross Country
Female Athlete of the Year
award after winning the event.
“It’s very exciting,”
“You pump up a national
championship as one of those
things that is so difficult to win,
and this year it wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be.
“That’s a tribute to how hard I’ve worked and the
See CROSS COUNTRY, Page 2
in each of her three
years as a Tar Heel.