VOLUME 112, ISSUE 110 Cuts mean UNC must give back UNC-CH OWES $2.85 MILLION TO STATE FOLLOWING SLASHES BY STEPHANIE JORDAN ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR UNC-Chapel Hill is scrambling to find about $2.85 million to give back to the N.C. General Assembly after it handed down a 0.75 percent bud get cut last week to all state groups, including the UNC system. Officials said the cut will put a strain on the University but not push it to the breaking point. JPI *' Jjr s, *• - r * jb * •’ "jfrjftn. m “ \ f• ■> *pPju' ' DTH/LAURA MORTON Students line the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library qn Monday afternoon to protest the proposed acceptance of funding from the Pope Foundation for a program in Western studies. Several faculty members also expressed concern about the potential program funding. Pope funds prompt uproar BY CLAIRE DORRIER STAFF WRITER Students lined the walls of the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library on Monday afternoon, holding signs that urged officials to reconsider accepting money from a controversial conservative think tank. Faculty members also aired their concerns at a meeting that mostly dealt with the possible sl4 million donation from the John William Pope Foundation, which would fund a pro posed program in Western studies. The protesters said they were worried that the University’s academic freedom would take a hit from the foundation, which they said could exert influence over the campus’s intel lectual life. “It would devalue education and harm the reputation of the University,” said senior Chase Foster. “Most people in academia know the Pope Foundation is against the University’s ideals.” The Popes are the founders of the John William Pope Foundation, the John Locke Foundation and the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. The Pope Center, which is independent from Global aims include public service BY SHARI FELD STAFF WRITER In Manhattan’s 843-acre Central Park, the first urban landscaped park in the United States, children have been able to ride a carousel since 1871. About 25 million people visit the area every year —some to get married, some to glimpse its 26,000 trees, some to run around its 21 different playgrounds. Halfway around the world, in an area roughly the size of Central Park, one out of every five people is HIV positive. More than 80 percent of youth aged 18 to 30 are unemployed. And ethnic strife, and even war, always loom around the corner. That’s what life is like for the people of Kibera, an area in Nairobi, Kenya, that is also the largest slum in all of East Africa. After spending six weeks in the area on a Burch Fellowship to study youth prob lems and ethnic violence, University alum nus Rye Barcott decided to take a stance. While a student at UNC, he imagined ONLINE Student show takes on dorm life Local youths attend minority event Nation sees fewer foreign students Serving the students and the University community since 1893 ©he Uailu ®ar Keel “It’s all relative,” Provost Robert Shelton said. “It’s a significant amount of money. I’m not going to pretend that it’s good news. I’m not saying it’s going to be simple.” The nonrecurring budget cut will help the state cover hurricane relief efforts and will cost the 16 system schools a total of $13.3 million. The University has yet to decide what can be eliminated, but “I have no reason to work in this University if we don’t guard academic freedom." ALTHA CRAVEY, GEOGRAPHY PROFESSOR the other groups, has openly contested and criti cized UNC for offering courses in women’s stud ies, mandating a cultural diversity requirement and selecting “controversial” books for the sum mer reading program. But Bernadette Gray-Little, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, told her colleagues that the Popes have not intervened in the proposal and will not be allowed to control any curricula. “We must say ‘no’ to funds that want to exer cise that kind of influence on courses,” she said. She explained how Art Pope and his father, John, a former member of the UNC Board of Trustees and president of the Pope Foundation, came to the University seeking to donate about sl4 million. After the Popes proposed the donation, the Office of Development began searching for a specific program to receive the funds, and fac ulty members decided that a Western civilization creating youth programs in Kibera that would provide residents with the resourc es they need to break the cycle of poverty. “I figured I would raise a little money and invest in a sports program in Kibera,” Barcott said. But he created a program that extends far beyond sports. Carolina for Kibera Inc., an international nongovernmental organization housed at the University Center for International Studies, has estab lished a youth sports association, girls’ center, medical clinic and nursery school in the slum. Barcott was not interested in giving handouts. Instead, he wanted to create a program that allowed the citizens of Kibera to help themselves. “The whole goal of this organization is to have a project run by the residents of Kibera, with decisions made by the resi- Calif. could affect stem-cell issue Find these and more stories on the DTH's Web site of www.dthonline.com. www.dthoiiline.com Shelton said officials probably will follow past protocol making a one-time cut across the board but protecting special projects such as scholarships and libraries. “They’ve done really good by us,” said Shirley Ort, associate provost and director of scholarships and student aid. “None of those cuts will be passed on to the students.” Ort said that if her office receives dents of Kibera,” he said. Barcott, who now is stationed as a Marine in the Middle East, said he sees the program as part of the University’s greater mission to internationalize. “It’s a symbol of expanding the public service mission of the University overseas in a place of desperate need,” he said. The University’s Academic Plan describes UNC declares internationaliza tion as one of the University’s top priorities. In his State of the University address Sept. 29, Chancellor James Moeser talked about this process, saying it ties in with many campus-based initiatives and will make the University a stronger institution. Bartott is just one of many students dedicated to fulfilling this mission, and similar service programs abound at UNC. “Our University talks about public ser vice a lot, but we really and truly have extraordinary engagement and out reach in this community,” said Marjorie SEE SERVICE, PAGE 4 International EDUCATION The second part of a five-part series exam ining the University's mission to become a leading international institution. cuts, they will come from the administrative end and not from student aid. She added that both need- and merit-based aid will be protected. Tuition hike talks also should remain unaffected, said Richard “Stick” Williams, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “(The cuts) will have little impact on tuition discussions,” he said. studies program would benefit the most. A group of faculty was charged with creating a proposal for the program to send to the Pope family. The program has been proposed before, but a previous donor rejected the idea. If tiie Popes accept the proposal, they will provide about $500,000 of funding each year for the next five years. An assessment of the pro gram then will determine whether the Popes will donate an additional endowment of about sl2 million. Because the endowment has yet to be cement ed, many faculty members said they fear the Popes might have the potential to influence the program. “I have no reason to work in this University if we don’t guard academic freedom,” geography Professor Altha Cravey said during the protest. SEE POPE, PAGE 4 INSIDE ILLUSTRATING MAN Local tattoo artists describe the trend as reaching its peak of popularity, social acceptability PAGE 7 “The tuition task force has been specific on what (tuition) money can be used for. The BOT is guided by that view versus other needs.” The campus Thition Task Force finalized proposals Thursday night to be passed to the board this week. These include three recommenda tions for increases, with ratios for resident and nonresident hikes of $250-tO-$1,200, S3OO-tO-sl,ooo and $350-to-SBOO. Shelton added that while the BOT might take the cuts into con Powell adds to myriad of resignations Rice xmll take on retired general’s post THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Bush has chosen national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state, a senior administration official said Monday. Powell, a retired four-star general who often clashed with more hawk ish members of the administration on Iraq and other foreign policy issues, resigned in a Cabinet exodus that promises a starkly different look to Bush’s second-term team. The White House on Monday announced Powell’s exit along with the resignations of Education Secretary Rod Paige, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. Stephen Hadley, dep uty national security adviser, will replace Rice, the official said on Loss of Powell to affect Cabinet BY AMY THOMSON ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR While it is common for senior officials to leave office at the end of a presidential term, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s resignation could seriously affect the makeup of President Bush’s Cabinet. “To my mind, the secre tary of state in these times is next to the president,” said Lee Strickland, director of the Center for Information Policy at the University of Maryland and former CIA senior analyst. “He is America’s ambassador to the rest of the w0r1d.... If you look to history, those who are judged to be the best (secretaries of state are) individuals respected for their NIGHT READING flHl ... ; ■ |[| JHnb JHSBalßßKisi §£■&<s&£* l DTH/JUSTIN SMITH Jennifer Ashlock, a graduate student in sociology, picks out a book for a class reading assignment late Monday night in Davis Library. The library stays open Sunday through Thursday until midnight and also keeps weekend hours Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2004 sideration, they will not be a driving force in the tuition decision. “The good news is that it’s not a permanent cut,” he said. “A one-time cut doesn’t detract or enhance the discussions that the task force has.” Areas that could see an impact from the cuts include maintenance, contracts and equipment purchases, said Rob Nelson, UNC-system asso ciate vice president for finance. “The level of this cut will not SEE CUTS, PAGE 4 condition of anonymity. Combined with the resignations earlier this month of Commerce Secretary Don Evans and Attorney General John Ashcroft, six of Bush’s 15 Cabinet members will not be part of the president’s second term, which begins with his inaugura tion Jan. 20. An administration that experienced few changes over the last four years suddenly hit a high-water mark for overhaul. SEE POWELL, PAGE 4 intellect.” Senior administration officials told The Associated Press that Condoleezza Rice, now national security adviser, is Bush’s choice to take Powell’s position. Speculation also had centered on U.N. Ambassador John Danforth, who was considered Powell’s politi cal foil —a moderate Republican more likely to dissent on Bush’s for eign policy. Bush’s choice of Rice, a longtime adviser and one of his closest confi dants, demonstrates that the presi dent likely wanted someone more in line with his policies. “There’s always speculation SEE CABINET, PAGE 4 WEATHER TODAY Partly cloudy, H 64, L 38 WEDNESDAY Sunny, H 64, L 42 THURSDAY Partly cloudy, H 68, L 45 Cabinet member Colin Powell resigned as Bush's secretary of state and will be replaced by Condoleezza Rice.