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Volume 110, Issue 124
For EOT Input
Task force will report on
necessity of representation
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
Despite being denied representation on the Board
of Trustees once already, Employee Forum chairman
Tommy Griffin has vowed to fight on until the staff has
a voice in the governing of the University.
Griffin disclosed Sunday his plans to establish a task
force of former forum chairmen to develop a report
about the importance of employee representation on
The task force’s formation is the latest effort by the
Employee Forum to play a larger part in the
University’s policy formation process.
The forum passed a resolution Nov. 7 asking for rep
resentation after the BOT rejected a similar proposal
from the Employee Forum and Faculty Council two
Griffin hasn’t received a response from Chancellor
James Moeser to the most recent resolution.
At the BOT’s September meeting, the board reject
ed a motion to create nonvoting positions for faculty
and staff representatives.
During the board’s discussions, members expressed
concern about opening the door to other groups that
also might want a seat.
“Once you start down that road, we could have a
committee twice the size it is now,” said trustee Jim
Hynes during the group’s September meeting.
See EMPLOYEE FORUM, Page 6
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Gov. Mike Easley speaks Sunday evening at an
education symposium held by the Institute for
Educational Leadership and Policy.
By Emma Burgin
Assistant State & National Editor
Governors from all over the United States joined
former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt in the Dußose House on
Sunday evening for the opening of the first symposium
on state education policies.
The event, titled “Public Education in Your State:
Setting the Agenda and Staying the Course - A
Symposium by Governors for Governors,” was hosted
by the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational
Leadership and Policy. The institute is a nonprofit
organization that assists governors and other education
leaders in developing effective education policies.
Twenty-two current, outgoing and incoming gover
nors - including N.C. Gov. Mike Easley - are attend
ing the two-day symposium, focusing on how they can
accomplish their state’s education goals.
“We want to help government really learn those crit
ical things you have to do to make your schools excel-
See GOVERNORS, Page 6
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Career counselors say having a second major
might not aid in seniors' job hunts.
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Above: North Carolina basketball players hoist the Preseason NIT championship trophy after their 17-point win
against Stanford on Friday. Below: Tournament MVP Rashad McCants (32) penetrates the Cardinal defense.
TAR HEELS SHINE
IN NEW YORK SPOTLIGHT
By Kelly Lusk
NEW YORK - With the snip of some
scissors and the yank of a net, North
Carolina basketball punctuated the state
ment it began with its first win this season.
The Tar Heels are back.
Victories against Penn State, a tough
Rutgers team and ODU on the road were
enough to put grins on the UNC faithful’s
faces. But embarrassing No. 2 Kansas and
solidly defeating Stanford 74-57 to win the
Preseason NIT Championship game Friday
was enough to wash die nasty 8-20 taste of
last season from anyone’s mouth.
“This means the world,” said freshman
center Sean May. “We just keep rolling.
We’re pretty high right now, and we just got
higher after this win.”
UNC smiles were abundant late Friday
night at Madison Square Garden as the Tar
Heels slipped Preseason NIT Champion T-shirts over their heads.
Jawad Williams and Rashad McCants
hugged, and Jonathan Holmes cheesed as
hard as he could for the abundance of
“It’s a complete turnaround from last
year,” said sophomore guard Melvin Scott.
“Now we’re creating spotlight, and we’re
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going to keep moving up. The ACC is tough, but we’re taking
baby steps, tiny baby steps.”
Those baby steps look like leaps and bounds compared to last
year’s performance. The Tar Heels’ handling of the Cardinal extend
ed their record to 5-0, putting them on pace to match last year’s win
total before the new year rolls in. UNC’s comeback from the depths
it has never experienced before has the team back in the spotlight.
“It’s a high-profde program,” said tournament MVP Rashad
Women's soccer advances
to NCAA Final Four.
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Winning is a habit
McCants. “People basically said, ‘North
Carolina? Ah, they had a bad season.
Nobody really pays attention to them. Now,
you see North Carolina.”
And this North Carolina is the one so
many fans ached for last season. The fresh
men have relished taking the reins of a pro
gram on the fritz. McCants, Raymond
Felton and crew have stressed after each win
that age ain’t nothing but a number. All the
while their numbers just keep increasing.
McCants has led the team in scoring three
times, and Felton had a career night - 16
points and seven assists -with a tournament
championship on the line. May’s soft touch
has given UNC a weapon inside that it went
without last year, and the 6-foot-7 center occa
sionally doubles as a guard for the Tar Heels.
Even the remnants of last year’s debacle
are looking shiny and new. Jackie Manuel has
emerged as a fierce defensive force in UNC’s
starting lineup, and both he and Williams
have improved their scoring averages by more than two points from
last season. And they aren’t upset at all about sharing the spotlight
with the skilled frosh. “It just matters if we win,” Williams said.
UNC inevitably will falter, but the team’s productive
Thanksgiving break proved that the Tar Heels are contenders
against any team they face this season.
And despite the buzz surrounding his team, UNC coach Matt
Doherty made sure to say that he will not be resting on his laurels.
After the Kansas game, Doherty reminded the media that four
wins does not make a season. “I hope we just go through and win
a lot of basketball games. I don’t care about the rankings. I just
want to play basketball. Those things become distractions.
Expectations and rankings, I could care less about that.”
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DTH KIMBERLY CRAVEN
Patrons of The Streets at
Southpoint take advantage of
holiday sales after Thanksgiving.
By Laura Youngs
DURHAM - Despite anticipation
from experts and business owners,
many said the first weekend of the hol
iday shopping season did not meet
Consumers nationwide were expect
ed to spend on average about $650, an
increase of 4 percent over 2001 spend
ing, according to a survey released Nov.
19 by the National Retail Federation.
Eleven percent of shoppers reported
plans to increase their spending, 56 per
cent expected to spend the same as last
year, and 33 percent expressed an intent
to spend less. But some said the estimates
do not reflect accurately the shopping
reality of the weekend after Thanksgiving.
“We did pretty good Friday, but
Saturday was bad - it did not meet
expectations,” said Alex Messellemi,
manager of Godiva Chocolatier at The
Streets at South Point in Durham.
More salesmen soon might be echo-
See SHOPPING, Page 6
By Jennifer Hagin
When the University of North
Carolina system was created in 1972, its
two research universities - UNC-Chapel
Hill and N.C. State
received all the
But 30 years later,
other system uni
versities are mov
ing into the spot
light as they
expand their edu
earlier this month
to offer new doctorate programs.
System officials and state legislators
applaud the growth of the universities, but
the increase in offerings raises concerns of
funding and program duplication.
See CAMPUSES, Page 6
said it is essential
that the UNC system
stay away from