VOLUME 113, ISSUE 109
Campus moves to absolve funding hits
CLASS NUMBERS, SIZE AMONG
THE AREAS MOST AFFECTED
BY BRIAN HUDSON
University students will see
almost 50 fewer classes offered
next year as a result of across-the
board budget cuts.
The cuts, a response to reductions
in state appropriated funds, also will
result in delays in technological and
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despite the number of
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Women see dominance in degrees conferred in myriad fields
Taking over, one woman at a time
Today more than 57 percent of students enrolled in U.S. universities are women
—a number mirrored by the enrollment percentages for most N.C. colleges.
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according to a report presented dur
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million cut from the N.C. General
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CLEAN AND SAFE Group looks to
hold tours to review downtown safety
SERVICE STORIES Lt. Col. Karen Weis
talks about her experiences in the military
MIGHT BE A PROBLEM Maryland
schools argue about new MBA program
ing the upcoming fiscal year in aca
demic affairs, which comprises the
seven nonmedical schools and the
College of Arts and Sciences.
Additionally, UNC-CH will not
be able to maintain an average
class size of 32, the report states.
The University also will slash the
budgets of all UNC-CH centers and
institutions, such as the Carolina
Women’s Center and the Morehead
Planetarium and Science Center.
Elmira Mangum, associate
provost for finance and human
BY ROBIN HILMANTEL, STAFF WRITER
It would take more than 10 Bell
Towers, stacked on top of each other,
to equal the stack of paper that was
i printed in UNC-Chapel Hill com-
I puter labs during September.
During that month
5,259,757 pages in
labs an increase
of 1,859,097 from the
same month last year, accord
ing to UNC-CH’s Information
As UNC-CH becomes
a more digitized campus
with every student afford
ed access to a computer
and the Internet,
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rates on campus
have doubled since
the 2001-02 academic
year, from almost 1.3 million
per month that year to more
than 2.4 million during
the 2004-05 school year.
Since the beginning
of the semes
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BY EMILY FISHER
At the dawn of the women’s lib
eration movement, the University
of Minnesota’s school of architec-
ture had just one woman
in its class of 80.
“Poor Jan was 4 feet,
10 inches —a sweet,
quiet little thing,” says
Tom Mortenson, her
classmate in 1961. Jan
graduated due in part
to her avoidance of the
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of women in
design lab after hours.
“If you get that much concen
trated testosterone late at night,
things get crazy,” he says. “It’s just
unhealthy, for crying out loud.”
Mortenson, now a policy ana
lyst with the Pell Institute for the
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tackles the perception that an
ideological divide affects the
day-to-day business of the
resources, said a request for cut
suggestions was sent to different
department heads and deans on
campus, and a list was compiled
for the BOG in October.
“They used their discretion within
their operating budget to determine
what they would reduce,” she said.
The request included a list of the
University’s priorities, but the indi
vidual units decided exactly what
would be decreased, she said.
“We don’t get into paper clips or
programs or any details like that,”
labs have printed at least 9 million
sheets of paper costing students
more than $44,000 in student fees,
which covers all printing costs.
When Charlie Green assumed his
position as assistant vice chancellor for
teaching and learning earlier this semes
ter, he began looking into paper use.
“I immediately noticed significant
numbers and asked for tracking,” he
said in September. “We’re running
about a 15 percent to 20 percent
increase each year.”
As the campus continues to require
every student to own a computer, the
burden of printing has shifted from
the academic departments to indi
vidual students, Green said.
More classes are requiring students
to print material off the Internet rather
than buy textbooks or course packs.
As individual paper use rises, course
pack orders have decreased by about
10 percent during the last four years.
Lauren Jones, a freshman jour
nalism major, said Blackboard is
favored instead of textbooks in
her quantitative chemistry lab.
“We print out 28 pages a
week,” said Jones, who does
Study of Opportunity in Higher
Education, has spent several
decades studying the leap that
women such as Jan have made
in academia. Today, more than
57 percent of college
students in the U.S. are
women —and the gen
der gap is widening.
Between 1975 and
2001, the number of
earned by women in the
U.S. increased by 70 per-
cent, while the number earned by
men increased by only 5 percent.
The national statistics mirror
the situation at UNC-Chapel Hill,
where 62 percent of bachelor’s
SEE GENDER GAP, PAGE 6
The admissions department
reacted to the cuts by reducing trav
el expenses, marginally affecting
UNC’s effort to attract the best and
the brightest, said Stephen Farmer,
director of undergraduate admis
Admissions officials also looked
to improving efficiency as a way to
weather the losses.
“But the truth is a budget cut is a
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Babout this Friday’s execution in front of the State
ICapitol in Raleigh on Monday. “We’re here because
we believe that killing is wrong, in all forms,” says Grady.
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On the same day that North
Carolina wideout Jawarski
Pollock sets a school record
for career receptions, he
commits a costly fumble.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2005
“Over time the
the cuts that
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BY COLIN CAMPBELL
A student sits in astronomy class
getting ready to take notes.
With a laptop on her desk, she is
typing notes into Microsoft Word.
She also checks e-mail, searches for
friends on Facebook.com and instant
messages a friend.
Idle daydreaming used to be the
only thing keeping students from pay
ing attention in class.
In the last five years, UNC, like so
many other campuses, has undergone
a digital transformation. All students
are now required to purchase a laptop
computer before their freshman year.
Although the sight is common in
most lecture classes on campus, the
use of the computers still is not an
integral part of most curricula.
Since the implementation of the
Carolina Computing Initiative in
2000, few classes have fully adapted
to the change and require the use of
computers in class.
But CCI still has caused major
changes in the way students go about
their assignments at the University,
particularly outside the classroom.
CCI was first announced in
February 1998 by the late Chancellor
Michael Hooker, who sought to ensure
that students all had the same techno
University officials also aimed to
make UNC one of the first institu
tions to require all students to own
“Hooker wanted to start positioning
Carolina to be at the forefront of the
technology revolution,” said Linwood
Futrelle, manager of the computer
repair center and a member of the
committee that developed CCI.
At the time the program was
announced, some faculty members
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