North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME 112, ISSUE 103
Tuition panel nears recommendations
PRICE STUDY HAS LITTLE SAY
IN TASK FORCE’S DECISIONS
BY CATHERINE ROBBS
STAFF WRITER
The findings of a price-sensitiv
ity report on tuition increases at
UNC reveal that the market could
withstand tuition increases that far
exceed previous considerations.
Based on the study, the
University has room to increase in
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Yuri Lane, the human beatbox, performs his musical, “From
Tel Aviv To Ramallah,” on Thursday evening in the Student
Union Auditorium. In the musical during which Lane uses
vocal percussion to imitate the sounds of a band, a DJ with turn
tables, a city street and a television he speaks of the joys and suf
Hispanics become
unknown quantity
BY EMILY VASQUEZ
STAFF WRITER
The growing Hispanic vote
and its potential impact in North
Carolina presented a quandary
this election season as no defini
tive count of Hispanic voters in
the state is available, campaign
officials said.
Until 2001, North Carolinians
could not identify themselves as
Hispanic when they registered to
vote. The designation, which is
considered an ethnicity, was not
included in the list of races on
voter registrations.
Thus by Tuesday’s election,
only 23,571 registered voters in
“Guess this means we are all being watched.
I reckon this Broad just got busted ” michael mcknight, FORMER UNC STUDENT, IN E-MAIL
Hearings Board upholds rulings in case
BY BRIAN HUDSON
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
The University Hearings Board unani
mously voted Thursday to uphold an
Honor Court ruling that charges senior
Chase Foster with two infractions of the
Honor Code.
The decision by the five-member panel
marked the end to a months-long process
that was conducted behind closed doors.
Foster opted to open Thursday’s proceed
ings to the public, a decision that hasn’t
been made in four years.
About 50 people attended the appeals
hearing, during which Foster sought to
overturn two charges brought against him:
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state tuition to the level of its com
petitors without consequence —a
fact that surprised many Tuition
Task Force members.
The group tackled the study
Thursday night as it finalized recom
mendations on tuition increases to
send to the Board of Ttustees.
Officials said they would never
TO THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DRUM
the state were officially identified
as Hispanic, while estimates of the
state’s total Hispanic population
range from 400,000 to 500,000.
In contrast to the low official
numbers, N.C. Democratic Party
leaders estimate that Hispanics liv
ing in the state actually contribute
about 150,000 votes.
Javier Castillo, chairman of the
Pitt County Republican Party and
the first Hispanic chairman for an
N.C. Republican Party chapter, said
he himself is evidence the Hispanic
vote is undercounted.
“I’m not registered as Hispanic,”
SEE HISPANIC VOTE, PAGE 6
misusing University property and using
the name of a member of the University
community without authorization.
Foster created a UNC Onyen e-mail
INSIDE
A look back at
the last honor
proceedings
open to all
PAGE 2
written warning and instructed him to send
a letter of apology to Broad. The infractions
will appear on his record for 10 years.
Junior Adrian Johnston, Foster’s
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mandate increases of such high
levels because of the University’s
mission to provide an accessible
education for North Carolinians.
“We have significantly more
headroom for raising in- and
out-of-state tuitions than I sense
the philosophy and ethos of the
University would support,” said
Provost Robert Shelton.
The task force decided to recom
mend a preferred minimum yield
of about $9.25 million from tuition
increases. These numbers could
ferings of both Israelis and Palestinians. He received a standing ova
tion from the crowd. The event was sponsored by the Carolina Union
Activities Board and N.C. Hillel. The musical debuted at Theater J in
Washington, D.C., last November. Lane will perform the musical in
Philadelphia next Thursday at the TVibel2 Launch Party.
Bush to push agenda of strength
Must lead nation in war on terror
BY INDIA AUTRY
STAFF WRITER
President Bush’s re-election
could mean four more years of
determination to change unfriend
ly regimes in the Middle East,
some experts say.
Much of the international world
disapproves of Bush’s foreign policy
and would have preferred to see a
more negotiating president in Sen.
John Kerry, said Tom Barry, policy
director for the Interhemispheric
Resource Center.
“If Kerry had been elected, you
would’ve immediately seen a sigh
of relief around the world the
citizenry and the leadership,” he
defense counsel, explained during the
hearing that Foster had created the alias
last semester for satirical purposes.
“Mr. Foster neither sent nor received
e-mails through the alias,” Johnston said.
“The only manner in which he used it
was in posting it to his (America Online
Instant Messenger) profile.”
Kris Wampler, a representative in
Student Congress, noticed an unknown
screen name had visited his profile.
Without knowing it was Foster’s, he
checked the visitor’s profile and saw the
alias, Foster’s cell phone number and
SEE APPEAL, PAGE 6
alias that included the
name of UNC-system
President Molly Broad,
according to documents
from the Sept. 20 Honor
Court hearing.
The Court sanc
tioned Foster with a
INSIDE
Officials mull
questions on
merit-based
financial aid
PAGE 2
that about 40 percent of the total
yield be devoted to need-based
financial aid, with the remaining
$5.5 million equally divided among
faculty salaries, teaching assistant
salaries and the size of the faculty.
said.
Bush has expressed his limited
willingness to bargain in conflict.
“The philosophy is that there can
be no constructive engagement
with the enemy,” said Barry, who
is also the director of Right Web,
an online study of powerfiil right
wingers.
Bush’s pre-emptive action in
Iraq heightened international ten
sions and put “enemy” nations on
the defense, he said.
Lee Edwards, distinguished fel
low in conservative thought at the
Heritage Foundation, Said Bush’s
actions do Serve as a warning, but
not as an invitation to battle.
SPORTS
STRAIGHT BALLIN'
Women's hoops squad creams the EA
Sports team in an exhibition match PAGE 9
break down
to increases of
S3OO for in
state students
and SI,OOO for
out-of-staters.
The task
force suggested
“We are trying to glean informa
tion about the priorities of faculty,
staff and students, both under
graduate and graduate, so we can
write the most comprehensive and
informed report,” said Student
Body President Matt Calabria.
Tksk force members said boost
ing teaching assistant salaries is
the top priority after need-based
aid. Because such increases require
less funds, the priority will receive
proportionally more funding.
Because the elasticity study only
DTH/GILLIAN BOLSOVER
“(Leaders) know that after due
deliberation, debate and discus
sion, (if) we say some action must
be taken ... we’ll do what we say
we’ll do,” he said.
But Barry said the administra
tion wants to eliminate Middle
Eastern governments that do not
support the United States and
Israel, now headed by a more rad
ical and militaristic government
than America has supported in
the past.
Iraq was first, and Syria and
Saudi Arabia likely will be next.
But Barry said measures less
drastic than invasion support
of internal opposition, which was
the policy of President Reagan’s
administration, as well as military
threats could be used.
DTH/LEAH GRONNING
Senior Chase Foster (left) and Junior Adrian Johnston, his defense counsel, react after
hearing the final verdicts on Foster's appeals plea to the Undergraduate Hearings Board.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2004
reflected the opinions of under
graduates, the report will include
a suggestion for relatively modest
increases to graduate and profes
sional school tuitions until a study
of these students is conducted.
“My fear is that the perceived
room for undergraduate tuition
increases might be applied to grad
uates when we have no idea of the
effect on graduate students,” said
Parker Wiseman, vice president for
SEE TUITION, PAGE 6
Supplier
violates
code of
conduct
Rights groups urge UNC
licensees to end relations
BY MARTA OSTROWSKI
STAFF WRITER
A University committee decided Thursday to
evaluate whether Gildan Activewear, a major
supplier of blank T-shirts, will remain a sup
plier to UNC licensees.
The Licensing Labor Code Advisory
Committee considered the results of recent
investigations by the Worker Rights Consortium
and the Fair Labor Association, which revealed
several violations of the University’s code of
conduct
Gildan, which supplies T-shirts to more than
55 universities, was cited by the groups for vio
lating workers’ rights. The company reportedly
denied workers their right to freedom of asso
ciation, in addition to harassing employees and
refusing to pay them.
UNC, a member of both labor rights asso
ciations, recently condemned the actions of
Gildan. The FLA announced that it will retain
Gildan’s membership but that the company will
remain under special review.
“There are issues here that captivate all of our
attention,” said Jack Evans, committee member
SEE LICENSING, PAGE 6
“Whether that’s a credible or
worthy goal is not so much the
issue as that it’s creating more
problems for the U.S. than not,”
he said.
Edwards laughed at the pros
pect of a Bush plan to use military
force to make the Middle East
amiable and a giver of oil, but he
didn’t discount it.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I think
we’ve made two very strong state
ments, and I don’t think there’s
any more that has to be done. We
support Israel... and we’re stick
ing in there until Iraq is (done).
... I think that’s understood by
everyone.”
Edwards said Bush plans to
SEE PRESIDENT, PAGE 6
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