VOLUME 113, ISSUE 80
CAMPUSES TO SEE TUITION HIKES
SYSTEM TASK FORCE EXAMINES
TUITION INCREASE GUIDELINES
BY KAVITA PILLAI
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
The UNC-system task force charged
with re-examining the system’s tuition
policy took formal steps Friday to
reassure campuses that their cries for
more funds will be heard.
The Tuition Policy Task Force
moved to recommend to the Board of
Governors that they be receptive to
said the system
will have to
look to tuition
hikes this year.
Live 8 rocks Polk Place,
raises global awareness
BY BETH DOZIER
As the sun set in Polk Place on Friday, record
ing artist Edwin McCain took the University’s Live
8 stage, ending an evening that paired music and
dance with the hard facts about worldwide poverty
and social injustice.
McCain played the hits “I Could Not Ask for
More” and “I’ll Be” as donation buckets were
passed around the audience.
Philadelphia based singer-songwriter Jim
Boggia kicked off the evening with an acoustic set
featuring “I Realized this Afternoon while Driving
to Connecticut,” his personal indictment of the
image-conscious music industry. He ended his set
with a cover of the Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home.”
Between performances from Tar Heel Voices,
the Achordants and the Clef Hangers, the evening
featured dance numbers by Tamasha, Bhangra
Elite, Kamikazi, and the break dancing group
Mighty Arms of Atlas. The Kabari drama troupe
also performed a monologue.
Manisha Panjwani, the Campus Vs head orga
nizer for the event, said the police estimated the
crowd to be about 2,000.
“I’m shocked at the turnout,” sophomore Shepard
Daniel said during McCain’s set. “If nothing else,
this has been a good thing for the morale of the
Performances by McCain, Boggia and campus
groups attracted the audience, but the concert’s
true purpose was not to be overshadowed.
Members of the Campus Y and Student Body
President Seth Dearmin delivered grim statistics
about social injustice and read the United Nations
Millennium Development Goals between acts,
encouraging people to visit the tables that lined
the campus lawns for more information.
Panjwani said the tables which included
information from Circle-K, Students United for
Darfur and Students for Students International
received a lot of attention from students.
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Louis (right) and Diego Reveles dance to Edwin
McCain at the Live 8 concert in Polk Place on Friday.
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tuition increase requests from each
of the campuses. Board members are
required by law to hear each campus’
request, but did so last year only after
stating that they would not grant any
“When the board voted last year
not to raise tuition, we knew we would
have to raise it this year,” BOG mem
ber Jim Phillips said.
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Liliana Valle dances with the Salsa Loca dance group at Festifall on Sunday. The festival featured hundreds of performers, merchants and areanonprofits^
Annual festival rings in the fall with residents young and old
BY TREVOR THORNTON
The 33rd annual Festifall Street
Fair, the town’s celebration welcoming
the fall, brought thousands of people
to West Franklin Street for local music,
homemade crafts and family-oriented
Attracting more families than
Apple Chill, its spring-time coun
terpart, Festifall is viewed as a safer
and more pleasant festivity, boasting
eclectic Chapel Hill style with a gentle
seen beyond campus
BY KATHERINE EVANS
UNC has often been characterized
as the ivory tower of the state.
Many say there is a disconnect
between North Carolina and the stu
dents and faculty atop Chapel Hill.
But University leaders have com
mitted to changing that perception. In
the constant strive to make UNC the
best public university in the nation,
officials have announced broad plans
to ensure that the state of North
Carolina is not left behind.
Somewhere between forming
relationships with the state and for
warding its progress lies the vision of
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Board members said they hoped
the recommendation would at least
show campuses that their time would
not be wasted by developing a strong
case for an increase.
Zack Wynne, president of the UNC
Association of Student Governments
and an ex-officio member of the BOG,
said tuition increases will be a reality
“Just keep in mind that it’s going to
be very difficult to oppose an increase
this year effectively because they want
one so bad,” he told ASG delegates
during a leadership retreat Sunday.
This year about 15,000 people
Jason and Stephanie Baselice and
their two children were an example
of Festifall’s family-oriented air.
They enjoyed snow cones outside of
the Kids Zone, where knights in lull
armor demonstrated their prowess
with broad swords and children with
rainbow-colored hair climbed a simu
lated rock wall.
“We did all the kid stuff sugar,
bouncy things. Now we’re looking for
balloons,” Stephanie Baselice said.
Chancellor James Moeser.
Moeser’s commitment to serv
ing the state is encapsulated in his
initiative —a pro
gram to make
the University a
dynamic part of
tbe life of the peo
ple of the state.
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UNC's efforts to
shortages in N.C.
and other UNC officials have toured
across the state to publicize University
sponsored service initiatives.
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Organizers of this year's
Homecoming concert have
yet to book a performer, with
tickets set to go on sale a
week from today.
“Maybe you could look at minimiz
ing it. Maybe you could force them
to show you better where it’s being
But what the task force did not
establish were comprehensive guide
lines campus officials can follow when
formulating a request. An initial pro
posal calls for the system to provide
parameters for tuition increases that
fall in line with rates at peer institu
Guidelines would serve as an
attempt to make tuition increases
more predictable for university offi
“We were considering a henna tattoo,
but we didn’t quite do it.”
Chapel Hill police officer Phil
Smith, in charge of security for this
year’s Festifall, said that fewer officers
are assigned to the event than Apple
“The public safety concern is always
there, regardless of the event,” Smith
said. “But 30 officers for Festifall,
compared to 150 at Apple Chill and
340 for Halloween gives you an idea
SEE FESTIFALL, PAGE 4
Area politicos see future
in national policy game
BY JAKE POTTER
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Typical town hall meetings can
address a bevy of issues important to
residents zoning ordinances, taxa
tion policies and the like.
But local politicos have found that
their constituents are eager to get hot
and bothered about big-time, national
points of contention.
Carrboro Alderman John Herrera,
a hopeful for re-election this fall, said
area voters expect municipalities to
connect national issues to local com
“I think you have to think globally
and act locally,” he said. “It’s part of
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cials, while trying to ensure afford
ability for students.
The task force might not complete a
formal set of guidelines for campuses
to follow before 2006-07 tuition rates
are set, said Hannah Gage, co-chair
woman of the task force.
The UNC-Chapel Hill tuition task
force has operated under a tuition
philosophy similar to the one under
consideration by the UNC system.
That philosophy states that in-state
tuition rates must be in the bot-
SEE TUITION POLICY, PAGE 4
Jasmine Trejo, 8, climbs up a
climbing wall at the Festifall
festival on Franklin Street.
That train of thought, combined with
community support, is what moved the
aldermen to take a stance against the
war in Iraq last year, Herrera said.
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tion saying we
didn’t need to rush into the war (in
Iraq), it’s because it’s our workers, our
doctors, our kids over there,” he said.
“It impacts communities directly.”
Chapel Hill Town Council mem
ber Mark Kleinschmidt, also seeking
re-election this fall, said the council
only will advocate for issues that can
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The new Mebane shelter for
the Animal Protection Society
celebrates its first birthday
Saturday with doggie drill
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