VOLUME 113, ISSUE 112
GLAZING OVER TUITION
PROPOSALS REVIEWED, TABLED UNTIL JAN.
BY BRIAN HUDSON
UNC’s Board of Trustees dis
cussed Thursday four tuition
increase proposals, but focus was
given to the details behind the
hikes rather than the numbers
Students lobbied the board for
predictability in tuition decisions
Area cloaked in Potter magic
BY SAPNA MAHESHWARI
Freshman Sarah Heying of Kansas
City, Kansas, donned wizard
robes last night, ready to delve
into a world of magical tournaments,
dragons and spells.
No, she’s not crazy, nor was she
recently accepted to Hogwarts she’s
just a fan of the Harry Potter movies.
The fourth Harry Potter movie,
“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
opened Friday at midnight, and fans
were ready to rush into area theaters
as the clock struck 12.
“I expect it to be pandemonium,”
says Heying, who planned to attend the
movie at Brier Creek in Raleigh.
“There’s gonna be everybody. There’s
gonna be 12-year-olds there, there’s
gonna be 60-year-olds there, so it’ll be
interesting to see.”
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Avoid increasing gas and power bills with this
The current year-round residential rate is $1.74 I On average a home uses about 100 therms a
a therm, up from $1.12 a therm a year ago. month in the winter.
BY PAUL KIERNAN
Students living in off-campus houses and
apartments heated with natural gas could be
in for a surprise when their next heating bill
Depending on the severity of the upcoming
winter as well as individual consumer usage,
household natural gas prices could rise 40 per
cent or more compared to last winter, accord
ing to the N.C. Utilities Commission.
“Right now if a student is on our year-round
residential rate, that’s $1.74 a therm. The sea
sonal rate is $1.80,” said Angie Townsend,
public affairs coordinator for PSNC Energy,
a major gas provider for central North
“A year ago, folks were paying $1.12 a therm
during the winter.”
On average, a home uses 100 therms of nat
ural gas per month during the winter, mean
ing this winter’s heating bills could show a S6B
increase compared to last winter, Townsend
Appliances using more energy cost more to operate.
Use these tips to conserve energy.
# Open shades and curtains on % Set your thermostat to 68 % Remember to turn off kitchen
sunny days to help warm your degrees or lower. and bathroom fans to prevent
house or apartment. heat from being drawn outside.
# Wash clothes in cold water.
• Make sure your water heater is # Keep inside doors open to keep
set at a normal or medium % Clean the lint trap in your dryer air circulating and to improve
setting. and dry only full loads. heating effeciency.
SOURCE: PSNC ENERGY DTH/FEILDING CAGE
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and for more attention to graduate
Student Body Vice President
Adrian Johnston, who served on
the campus’s tuition advisory task
force, lobbied the board for a more
consistent tuition policy.
The notion of predictability,
which appeared in the task force’s
report to the board, was backed
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Students such as seniors Erika Petty (left) and Hana Crume attended the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
at the Streets of Southpoint at midnight dressed in cloaks and scarves similar to those worn by characters in the movie.
And while the price increases will be felt by
every individual whose home uses natural gas
heat, some locals still are unsure as to how they
will affect area apartment complexes and real
“(No tenants) have said anything about it to
me yet,” said Jim Lilley, owner of Dunlap and
Lilley Properties. “But once they start getting
those bills, who knows what’s going to happen.”
He said he doubts people will stop renting
gas-heated homes anytime soon.
“I don’t think the gas heat’s got that high
yet. Once it does, I think people will ask how
(the homes are) heated.”
Because students living off campus tend to
split up their bills, they also might take less
notice of the price hikes than other types of
residents, Lilley added.
Housing providers are varying in their
preparations for the hikes.
Apartments that charge residents a flat rent
al rate that includes utilities will have no other
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ALL THE HYPE
UNC's male a capella group
the Clef Hangers sells out
Memorial Hall in its first-ever
scheduled performance at the
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by Johnston and Student Body
President Seth Dearmin, an ex
Planning out tuition in advance
will give students and families the
chance to prepare, he said.
After Johnston’s comments
board members did not discuss
further the idea of predictability.
Several trustees have expressed
concern that predictability might
limit the board’s ability to act on
tuition in the future.
“I think we want to do everything
we can to promote predictabil
ity,” said board Chairman Nelson
Schwab, adding his concern that too
much predictability might affect the
board’s flexibility in raising tuition.
“It’s a dynamic tension.”
Trustees also heard from
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Gender gap in
unique to UNC
BY SHARI FELD
UNC is not alone in its quest
to close the gender gap in sci
ences at the university level.
Institutes of higher learning
across the country are taking
action and spearheading initia
tives to change the status quo.
At UNC, the Women and
Science Program was established
in 1993 to work with the sci
ence departments on campus to
attract and retain more women
and minorities in science and
Universities including the
University of Michigan, North
Carolina State University, Duke
University and the University
of Virginia have implemented
programs on campus to attract
and retain female students in the
Asa result of these efforts and
changing social views, the gen
der gap slowly is closing, said
Laurie McNeil, chairwoman of
the department of physics and
“I think more efforts could
bear even more fruits,” she said.
McNeil was able to see the dif
ferences among science depart
ments through her former role
as chairwomen of the American
Physical Society’s committee on
the status of women in physics,
which was founded in 1972 to
address the encouragement and
career development of women
The committee sends female
physicists to physics depart-
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Students gather Thursday for
Salsa and ChiPs, an event
that mixed Latin dancing and
improv comedy, sponsored by
Tuition increase proposals
The tuition advisory task force presented the Board of Trustees with four proposals
Thursday. Trustees reviewed the plans and likely will make a final choice in January.
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ments at universities across the
country to assess gender climate
and make recommendations for
“The departments with good
climates tend to be departments
take the issue of
ment is at nei
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she has seen schools with more
and less inviting conditions.
Women in Science and
Engineering programs are a hot
national trend to engage female
students, but program specifics
differ among institutions.
The WISE program at North
Carolina State University aims to
ensure that female students in
math, science and engineering
departments feel comfortable in
More than 200 WISE mem
bers live together on three floors
of a residence hall usually during
their first two years. Participants
have access to exclusive tutors
and work with peer mentors as
freshmen and mentors in the pro
fessional realm as sophomores.
“Part of our job as a mentor
is to keep them encouraged and
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Sports | page 9
The Tar Heels tailgating scene
proves to be somewhat light
as compared with the SEC.
Additionally, people complain
of a lack of toilets.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2005
from New Mexico
BY ERIC JOHNSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
RALEIGH - The N.C. lottery
commission tapped Tom Shaheen
on Thursday to serve as the game’s
executive director, looking to a
longtime industry professional
with experience in building state
for 18 years
and helped to
“He is some
one I think you
will find very
the way he pres-
was cited for
his service and
ents himself and his knowledge of
the industiy” said Charles Sanders,
chairman of the commission. “We
felt very fortunate in being able to
attract an individual who has had
lottery start-up experience.”
Shaheen served the last five
years as the chief executive of the
New Mexico state lottery, where
he has been credited with helping
to turn around that game’s declin
ing fortunes. New Mexico has
seen rising lottery revenues every
year he has been on the job.
In announcing the commis
sion’s choice, Sanders said the
group had selected a candidate
with high ethical standards.
North Carolina’s lottery effort
already has been clouded by the
resignation of a prominent com
missioner with industry ties and
an investigation into the lobby
ing practices of Scientific Games,
a major vendor.
Asked why he would agree to
leave a successful post to take on
North Carolina’s lottery, Shaheen
said he was feeling restless.
“The challenge of another
startup, and the challenge of get
ting back to a good-sized lottery,
is very intriguing,” he said.
Commissioners stressed that
their work, and that of the new
lottery director, will remain above
the ongoing fray about legislative
lobbying and irregularities in how
the lottery bill was crafted.
“There has not been a single
decision made by this commission
that has been affected by that,”
Commissioner Jim Woodward
In discussing how he will repair
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