VOLUME 112, ISSUE 112
BOT gets first look at tuition options
PLANS TO MEET AGAIN BEFORE
MAKING DECISION IN JANUARY
BY EMILY STEEL
Members of the University’s gov
erning board now have their hands
on a 60-page document that breaks
down the options for the next round
of campus-based tuition increases.
But though a decision isn’t far
away, members of the Board of
Trustees plan on meeting at least
once more before passing a final
recommendation in January.
In the coming months, the board
is charged with walking a tight
rope: balancing the University’s
most dire needs with its mission to
remain affordable and accessible.
in plans progress
BY ADAM W. RHEW
AND RYAN C. TUCK
A Texas real estate consultant
hired by the town of Chapel Hill to
create a model for a major redevel
opment project downtown says his
portion of the work is only about 5
“We’re still at a very early stage
in this,” said John Stainback, a
managing partner with Stainback
Public/Private Real Estate LLC.
Stainback’s firm was hired to
create a comprehensive model for
the redevelopment of parking lots
2 and 5 into mixed-use develop
ments with condominiums, shops
and green space.
Lot 2 sits on Rosemary Street
behind Spanky’s Restaurant,
and lot 5 is located across from
University Square on West
Stainback’s model also calls for
the construction of anew parking
deck at the RBC Centura bank on
Rosemary Street, which will be
moved to the new facility at lot 5.
Stainback also initially proposed
that four stories of condominiums
be added to the Wallace Parking
Deck on Rosemary Street.
But a consulting architect has
told Stainback that the deck can
only support two added stories.
Town officials are waiting on
a definitive answer from another
engineering firm about the struc
tural stability of the Wallace Deck.
The next step in the process
is the solicitation of developers
Stainback is drafting docu
ments that outline qualifications
for developers and solicit propos
als from them.
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Chain saw artist Clyde Jones stands in the yard of his Bynum home
among critters he has made from old wood, plastic and other items.
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“I think we need to experiment
with all of the options,” said Nelson
Schwab, chairman of the BOT’s
Audit and Finance Committee. “You
can’t push a button and get the right
answer. It is something you have to
have in the mix of your discussion.”
The talks won’t be simple.
Chancellor James Moeser still wants
to weigh in on various research and
proposals presented at the trustees’
Wednesday meeting, and board
members plan to sink their teeth into
the documents in a special meeting
sometime in the next two months.
Officials are looking to use
tuition dollars to maintain funding
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Freshman Yong-Hwa Kim of the
Korean percussion group Hanwoori
plays a drum Wednesday in the
Great Hall of the Student Union during a
performance for K-12 students. The field
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for need-based aid, to increase the
size of the faculty and to support
the salaries of teaching assistants
and faculty members.
Members of the Tuition Task
Force, charged with studying cam
pus-based tuition increases, have
recommended three hike options
to address these concerns.
The recommendation breaks
down into three ratios: a $350
increase for in-state students coupled
with a SBOO increase for out-of-state
students, as well as ratios of S3OO
Each of the options would gen
erate at least $6.3 million to fund
these initiatives and also hold
harmless the University’s commit
ment to meeting need-based aid.
Most task force members said
they preferred the first option. But
trip, sponsored by the University Center for
International Studies, included a variety of
international performances such as formal
Japanese tea ceremonies and a Japanese
sword martial arts demonstration.
BY LAURA BOST
BYNUM Just a few miles
south of Carrboro, a yellow road
sign saying “Critter Crossing” marks
the home of Clyde Jones, a world
renowned artist who takes wasted
wood, a chain saw and his imagina
tion and creates masterpieces.
For more than 20 years, Jones
has been making critters from old
wood, plastic and whatever else
he might have lying around.
Pink elephants, grinning alliga
tors and flower-eyed giraffes Utter
the front yard of his tiny house. In
the back, a gigantic pile of wood
sits awaiting inspiration.
“I just make whatever this
crazy head wants to do,” Jones
said, motioning to the family of
giraffes that stands sentry over
the road leading to his home. “I
make critters all the time.”
a majority of trustees who serve on
the Audit and Finance Committee
voiced support for the third option,
which represents an increase that,
percentagewise, taxes in-state and
out-of-state students most equally.
The results of a price sensitivity
study that claims UNC has room
to increase tuition, combined with
a market-based tuition philoso
phy trustees passed last year, most
likely will determine which of these
options will make its way to stu
“We didn’t trip over the line
last year. We have to identify these
needs so we can do something
toward them,” Schwab said.
Last year, trustees passed a
resolution that calls for tuition for
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Documentary film crews from
France, Germany, Japan and
England have visited him recent
ly, and the Discovery Channel fin
ished a segment on this “Chainsaw
Artist” a few months ago.
It will air tonight as part of
the channel’s “Monster Nation”
Although he doesn’t remem
ber when he was born he said
it was sometime in the late 1930 s
Jones does remember almost
exactly when he started making
“In March 0f1982,1 was walk
ing through the woods, cutting
timber, and I was just seein’
wasted wood and animals in the
woods,” he said. “I just decided to
take the animals from the wood
and free ’em to the public."
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2004
Student Body President Matt Calabria (left) and Trustee Bob Winston
listen to a presentation Wednesday regarding possible tuition increases.
to boost ties
Campus reaches out internationally
BY JOHN RAMSEY
As Latin American and
Caribbean countries transition into
the 21st century, poverty remains a
In Argentina, 51.7 percent of the
population lives below the poverty
line; in Uruguay, the figure is 23.7
percent. In Jamaica, the national
debt is rising, and close to 16 per
The fourth part of a
five-part series exam
ining the University's
mission to become a
cent of the
labor force is
to fight this
“It’s important to understand
how impoverished countries can
combat ineffective policy,” said
Huber, a political science profes
sor who is conducting research on
nations such as these to draft more
effective social programs.
Recently, Huber spent one year
collecting data on these areas’ tran
sition from authoritarian to demo
cratic political systems and on their
economic liberalization. After more
research, she plans to write a book.
“The ideal result would be bet
ter policy designs in both national
end state races
BY MEGAN MCSWAIN
According to a statewide recount
of votes from the Nov. 2 election,
Republican Steve TVoxler could
become the new commissioner of
agriculture, and Democrat June
Atkinson emerged victorious in the
race for superintendent of public
But thanks to irregularities in
some areas, the races aren’t quite
over —and might not be until
next year, when the State Board of
Elections, and maybe voters, might
have weighed in again on the issue.
Troxler leads Democrat Britt
Cobb, the interim agriculture
chief, by 2,353 votes do\yn from
the 2,656 he led by last week. In
the superintendent race, Atkinson
leads by 8,488 over Republican Bill
Now, however, the race is likely
to move out of election precincts
and into the courts.
Both Cobb and Fletcher called
for recounts in their races after los
ing the initial vote by a margin of
less than 10,000 ballots.
But Fletcher sued to have the
recount stopped after learning that
as many as 10,000 people who cast
provisional ballots given to voters
who don’t show up on rolls might
have voted in the wrong precinct
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governments and international
agencies,” Huber said.
Her research was made possible
by a $63,000 research grant from
the National Science Foundation,
which the University Center for
International Studies helped
The center acts as a central
hub, funding research in a variety
of fields and awarding grants that
help faculty add international con
tent to UNC’s curriculum.
It also plays a central role in
the University’s goal of becoming
a more global school— one of the
seven goals outlined in UNC’s aca
“We try to be as interdisciplinary
as possible,” said Niklaus Steiner,
executive director of UCIS. “We
have the explicit mandate to work
across the entire campus.”
Last academic year, the center
awarded about $200,000 to fac
ulty and students for research in
40 countries. “We’re the catalyst
for a lot of international research
on campus,” Steiner said.
UNC officials broke ground
Friday on the Global Education
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Steve Troxler and June
Atkinson are still ahead in the
races for commissioner of
agriculture and superintendent of
public instruction, respectively.
A judge denied that request but
will hear Fletcher’s case later this
And all candidates in the races,
except Atkinson, have filed pro
tests over roughly 4,000 votes lost
in Carteret County.
During the early voting period,
the machines stopped counting
votes on Oct. 22. Any votes cast
after 11:10 a.m. that morning until
the end of early voting on Oct. 30
were not counted.
Now, under state law, those
missing votes could mean that
Cobb or Fletcher could call for a
revote —and some suspect Cobb
might petition for one.
“It’ll be up to Mr. Cobb to chal-
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