VOLUME 113, ISSUE 53
N.C. budget talks could go on into August
BY STEPHEN MOORE
Close, but no cigar.
It seems likely that after weeks of
work and intense debate, the N.C.
General Assembly will not have a complet
ed budget by the end of July.
With the previous continuing resolu
tion expiring Wednesday, anew resolu
tion extending the budget deadline was
To keep the state government from
grinding to a halt, the General Assembly
voted to extend the resolution at its current
SEE BUDGET, PAGE 4
Register to run for
Town Council seats
BY KATHY CHO
A UNC student and a recent gradu
ate who both plan to run for the Chapel
Hill Town Council cited transportation
and housing as major student issues in
the upcoming elections.
Jason Baker, a junior political
science and mathematics major,
filed for candidacy Monday. Walker
Rutherfiird, who graduated in May,
confirmed that he will file this week
to run in the Nov. 8 elections.
The two likely will bring student
issues to the forefront of the town
Baker said he wants to make the
town more pedestrian-friendly.
“A lot of students don’t have the ability
to go places without a vehicle, and not all
of Franklin Street is really bikeable.”
He suggested bringing in more
diverse businesses downtown within
walking distance of students, such as
grocery or hardware stores —but not
a giant Kroger or Lowe’s, he said.
Rutherfurd wants to build upon
the current public-transit system,
by initiatives such as adding smaller
buses to the fleet.
He also pointed to the need for
adequate parking for downtown
commerce and supports the install
ment of wireless Internet access.
Rutherfurd said that another
important issue to students is hous
ing and that he wants to improve
relations between students and resi
dents by encouraging dialogue.
“I feel there should be nothing
wrong with being a student living (off
campus),” he said, “But I’m not trying
to say students should inhabit all the
neighborhoods and cause a ruckus.”
Baker said there should be enough
affordable housing in town for both
students and residents. He also hopes
to facilitate talks with the University
to increase residence hall space.
“Asa student I hope to be able to look
at both sides of the issue,” Baker said.
Though no longer technically a
student, Rutherfurd also said he
expects to fill such a role and plans
to keep up an active communication
with student government.
Student Body President Seth
Dearmin said he has communicated
with both candidates. He said students
might take more interest in local elec
tions with their peers in the race.
“I’ll be working to ensure that stu
dents know who the candidates are
and what the broader issues are.”
Another of his jobs will be register
ing students to vote “and making
sure they actually turn out to vote.”
Both Baker and Rutherfurd said
they will promote awareness and voting
among students. At the same time, they
plan to address residents’ issues and to
assure those voters of their commitment
to working on the council.
SEE STUDENTS, PAGE 4
This is the final edition of The Daily Tar Heel's Weekly Summer Issue. The regular
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Budget process drags on through summer
A continuing resolution has extended the budget's deadline, meaning N.C.
lawmakers could still be working on a final budget draft during August.
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Sarah Meola and her mother Josephine spend some time in Student Stores on Tuesday. Sarah's older sister Johnna will start at UNC in the fall as a freshman.
Orientation students and their parents usher in an influx of revenue to
the University and local businesses during the slower summer months.
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to penny pinch.
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MANAGER OF ALPINE BAGEL
Curriculum changes loom ahead
BY BRIAN HUDSON
With less than a year until the
overhaul of UNC’s curriculum,
the Office of the Undergraduate
Curricula is set to prepare the
University community for wide
The revision to the curriculum,
approved in 2003, will be imple
mented to the freshman class
entering UNC in fall 2006.
“So we’ll have continuing sopho
mores, juniors and seniors that
will follow the old curriculum, and
entering first-year students that will
BY KATHERINE HOLLANDER
Thin summer crowds deflate the
profits of Chapel Hill businesses, leaving
some owners gasping for air.
But UNC’s orientation programs are
able to provide a light draft to help uplift
these businesses until students arrive in
Carolina Testing and Orientation
Program Sessions, a series of two-day
summer orientations designed to accli
mate students to campus life, brings
thousands of potential consumers to
“The orientation programs will bring
in about 3,700 students and 3,400
parents this summer alone,” said Judy
Deshotels, director of new student pro
follow the new curriculum,” said
Bobbi Owen, senior associate dean
for undergraduate education.
The Office of Undergraduate
Curricula will be in the prelimi
nary stages of implementing the
changes throughout this year.
“Over the course of the next
year we will start to educate the
University community and the
incoming students about the
changes that will be in place,”
A major part of that will be revis
ing the Undergraduate Bulletin.
After the revision, the General
OTHER SCHOOLS MIGHT
SEE TUITION AUTONOMY
BY STEPHEN MOORE
UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State
University are no longer the only state uni
versities that could gain tuition autonomy.
Speaker Jim Black, D-Mecklenburg,
said Tuesday that a proposal dealing
with a university’s right to govern its own
tuition practices would not be reserved for
the two institutions.
“If it does (pass), it will include a couple
of other schools,” he said. “North Carolina
has more than two research institutions.”
Black cited three other institutions he
grams. “We have 13, two-day C-TOPS
sessions, and two, one-day (Transfer
Student Orientation Program) sessions
Deshotels said more than 35 UNC
departments are involved and benefit
economically from the orientation pro
Students who plan to use campus
housing in the fall pay a fee of $146 to
attend C-TOPS. This fee allows C-TOPS
to arrange special programs, such as
renting the Student Union auditorium
“Our standard fees are distributed to
several different departments in order for
the programs to happen,” she said. “Food
services, housing, the Union and parking
the list goes on.”
College requirements will be
divided into three types: 17 credit
hours of Foundations, 25 hours
in Approaches and six courses in
The Foundations aspect focuses
on communication skills, both in
English and foreign languages.
The Approaches aspects deals
with methods and reasoning and
includes science courses.
The Connections aspect looks to
instill a sense of how to integrate
Foundations and Approaches
SEE CURRICULUM, PAGE 4
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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2005
said should be added: UNC-Charlotte,
UNC-Greensboro and East Carolina
All three universities are research
institutes, according to the Carnegie
Classification of Institutions of Higher
The debate began earlier this summer
when the N.C. House excluded tuition
autonomy from its budget version.
The Senate version included the pro
vision, implying that both UNC-CH and
SEE AUTONOMY, PAGE 4
Deshotels also said that while the
profits for these departments might not
be large, the orientation programs help
these groups during the summer when
funds characteristically remain low.
She said businesses outside of the
University also gain from the orientation
“While C-TOPS doesn’t advertise for
parents or students to seek out hotels
versus staying in the dorms, local hotels
and inns highly benefit from these visi
tors,” she said.
John Jones, director of Student Stores,
said the orientation program brings in
profit through the Carolina Computing
SEE ORIENTATION, PAGE 4
CURRICULUM REVIEW PROCESS
FALL The process begins with public forum at
2000 which students, faculty, and alumni are asked
to consider what makes a person educated.
JAN. Composed of 12 faculty and two students, the
2001 Curriculum Review Steering Committee meets
to formulate goals for the new curriculum.
APRIL & Numerous forums are held for College of
OCT. 'O3 Arts & Sciences faculty as well as students to
encourage input into the review process.
APRIL The final draft of the University's extensive
2003 undergraduate curriculum review passes
uncontested at a Faculty Council meeting.
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