VOLUME 112, ISSUE 108
System looks to limit campus hikes
BY ERIN GIBSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Campus-based tuition increases
could be hard to come by in the
spring if the sentiment among
the UNC system’s governing body
remains the same.
The Board of Governors’ Budget
and Finance Committee debated
Thursday the prospect of trans
planting the tuition burden back
on the N.C. General Assembly
and blocking campus T specifk
Board member Willie Gilchrist,
Leader failed to groom a successor
BY AMY THOMSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
With the passing of Palestinian
leader Yasser Arafat ruthless
murderer to some, freedom fighter
to others the world community
is waiting anxiously to see who will
take the reins in one of the Middle
East’s most embattled areas.
The Associated Press reported
that the 75-year-old Nobel Peace
Prize winner passed away in a
French hospital after slipping into
a coma for unknown reasons. His
body was flown
to Egypt for
But he also
left behind cryp
tic clues about
control until the
end of his life,
failing to groom
a successor and
the potential for
morning in a
Most experts have said there are
two choices for Arafat’s replace
ment: Mahmoud Abbas and
Abbas, the former prime min
ister, will be in charge of the
Palestine Liberation Organization,
a promotion that will propel him
toward Arafat’s position.
Qureia is Arafat’s current prime
Both men are of Arafat’s gen
eration. And like Arafat, they
are considered moderates in the
region and could be expected to
rule much as he did.
But Arafat, who fought for
Palestinian statehood for more
than 40 years, was a key public
figure and a symbol of his people’s
struggle. Abbas or Qureia could
struggle to recreate that support.
“They are weaker leaders politi
cally than Arafat,” said Rafael
Reuveny, a professor at the School
of Public and Environmental
Affairs at Indiana University.
“Arafat was a symbol of the
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who proposed the resolution,
said the block would be specific
to in-state tuition, excluding any
change in price
action plan in
wake of NCSA
go toward North Carolinians.
N.C. House Co-speaker Richard
Morgan, R-Moore, told the com
mittee Thursday that the state’s
struggle. He had credibility. He
gave his life for the Palestinian lib
“(The Palestinian people)
respected him, and from time to
time, he was able to bring them
Former U.S. Rep. SamGejdenson
of Connecticut said Abbas and
Qureia are the U.S. picks because
they are relatively moderate.
“No matter who it is, there’s going
to be a struggle for that person to
consolidate power,” he said. “Arafat
had been in control of so much.”
Anew generation of Palestinians
that has grown up in annexed ter
ritories along the Gaza Strip also
could hold the key to power.
“The second alternative (to
Abbas and Qureia) is a group of
young leaders that rose from within
the West Bank and within the Gaza
Strip,” said Jonathan Mendilow, a
political science professor at Rider
“They’re more realistic.
They don’t owe anything to the
Palestinian diaspora.... They owe
to their constituencies.”
Mendilow said there also is the
possibility that Hamas, the militant
Islamic organization, will come to
power. Or, he said, nothing will hap
pen at all, and anarchy will reign.
“(Palestine will) have an insti
tution and have society, but (the
future leaders) don’t have the
abilities of Arafat which weren’t
organization. They were symbols
he managed to create, an aura of
governance,” he said. “There will
be the striving of anew generation,
but it will take time until they get
into their own.”
As for the future of the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict, much
could depend on U.S. involve
ment. American presidents his
torically have more success bro
kering peace deals in their second
terms, and the newly re-elected
President Bush is looking to con
tinue that trend.
Arafat’s death has been called
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budget outlook is bleak at best.
“It’s going to be bad,” he said.
“We’re going to have to take a
long-term look at where revenues
are going to come from to fund our
While Gilchrist’s resolution to
look unfavorably on any campus
based proposals ultimately failed,
board member Peter Hans sug
gested a strict set of guidelines
for allowing campus-initiated
“There are two factors we need
to consider: need and ability,” he
“We are going to he walking in theirfoosteps. ...
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BY STEPHANIE NOVAK STAFF WRITER
Military veterans gathered with students
on the lawn in front of South Building on
Thursday, united in their effort to com
memorate those who have and continue
to promote freedom.
The Army ROTC, along with Carolina Troop Supporters
and the Residence Hall Association, sponsored the event,
which was held in honor of Veterans Day.
At the foot of South Building, a helmet and rifle memo
rial honored soldiers who have given the ultimate sac
rifice. Students representing all three branches of UNO
ROTC programs Army, Navy and Air Force were in
Speakers included Lt. Col. Bruce
Anderson, who delivered the invo
cation, and Cadet Major William
Krebs of the Army ROTC.
Sam Holliday, a retired veter
an who served in the Korean and
Vietnam wars, was the special
He spoke about the history of
Veterans Day and the end of the
World War I, which then was con
sidered the war to end all wars.
“Unfortunately, realists have
been proven right,” Holliday said.
Holliday spoke both to the vet
erans in attendance and to current
cadets about a “warrior culture.”
Budget and Finance Chairman
Jim Phillips recognized that there
is a strong sense of desire among
members to end these hikes.
The board froze system
wide tuition increases last year
but approved campus-initiated
increases of $250 at N.C. State and
UNC-Chapel Hill and $225 at 13
“I hoped this would be the year
we put on the breaks,” said board
member Hannah Gage.
BOG member William Burns
“Warriors respect traditional
roles, rules and standards... (They)
stress and seek a harder right than
an easier wrong,” he said.
The elements of soldiers’ every
day lives seem heroic to average
people, he said. He then asked
the cadets present if they would
accept the warrior culture.
Air Force cadet Stephen Rider
recognized the challenge.
“We are going to be walking
in their footsteps, and hopefully,
we’ll be up to the task,” he said.
Operation Freedom, a non
profit organization advocating
equal rights for sexual minorities
in the military, also attended the
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said he thinks the board should
tell campuses it will be tough to
get additional aid, but not impos
sible. He said the board still should
hear proposals, just not let schools
come with outrageous requests.
But BOG Chairman Brad
Wilson said he doesn’t think there
is a clear-cut way to determine
which proposals express the most
need, because each university
would be able to present a viable
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ceremony but held its own second
annual “Silent but Visible” event.
“It’s a very serious time for peo
ple to worry about coming out,”
said Anissa Litwin, a first-year stu
dent in the School of Pharmacy.
Veterans also attended, includ
ing Henry Patterson, who was in
World War II on D-Day, and Lt.
Col. Jim N. Putman, who recently
returned from Iraq.
Patterson related an experience
he had during the war. He said
when a big storm postponed D-
Day, he remembered seeing some
soldiers sick and freezing.
Putman, who works for the
U.S. Army Raleigh Recruiting
Battalion, has spent 14 years in
the Middle East and served as an
“The ROTC department put on
a great ceremony honoring those
that have served their country in
one capacity or another,” he said.
He added that people in the
military generally are motivated by
a higher calling and patriotic duty,
not money. He also said soldiers
put their life on the line to bring
freedom to other countries.
“I’ll die tomorrow for your right
to speak out,” he said.
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Lobbies for S3OO
and SBOO hikes
BY CATHERINE ROBBS
Thition at the University would
see moderate increases under a pro
posal finalized Thursday night by
the TUition Task Force —but many
steps still remain in the process.
After months of consideration,
the task force developed three rec
ommendations for the UNC Board
of Triistees that call for raising in
state tuition by $250 to $350 and
out-of-state tuition by SBOO to
If the plan were approved, it
could generate more than $lO
million in revenue to go toward
the task force’s four stated priori
Under the task force’s guide
lines, 40 percent of the funds
would be devoted to student aid,
with the remaining money equally
divided among increasing teaching
assistants’ salaries, improving the
faculty-student ratio and increas
ing faculty salaries.
“After funding need-based aid,
all these priorities are used direct
ly in affecting the classroom expe
rience for students,” said Provost
Robert Shelton, co-chairman of
the task force.
The committee’s recommenda
tions reflect a desire to provide
for the University's needs coupled
with an understanding of the
effects increases have on appli
cants and enrollees.
“We took all of our circum
stances into account when mak
ing these decisions,” said Student
Body President Matt Calabria.
“We had to consider the Board
of Trustees, the (UNC-system)
Board of Governors and the
General Assembly, as well as mar-
SEE TASK FORCE, PAGE 6
BY KAVITA PILLAI
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
The nomination of Alberto
Gonzales to the position of attor
ney general three days after John
Ashcroft publicly resigned has
left some speculating about the
direction the Department of
Justice will take during the next
Experts had said President Bush
likely would choose Ashcroft’s suc
cessor from within his personal
circle —and Gonzales, who served
as counsel to
during his first
term and sec
retary of state
of Texas during
part of Bush’s
fits the bill per
“I think it’s a
choice that was
for the presi
dent because he
has a very close relationship with
Gonzales,” said William Banks,
a professor of law at Syracuse
University. “It was probably pretty
Ashcroft faced sharp criticism
during his tenure as attorney
general, and some say he clashed
with other members of the Bush
“Ashcroft has ’really been a
polarizing figure in this adminis-
SEE GONZALES, PAGE 6