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The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Thursday, July 14, 1983
Chapel Hill, N.C.
News 962-0245 Advertising 962-0252
UNC tuition fees will increase
with state's 1 983-85 budget
By DA TREVOR
Tar Heel Staff Writer
UNC students could be facing higher tuition fees than was originally expected,
if the N.C. General Assembly requires that the UNC Board of Governors raise
$10 million instead of the $8 million that lawmakers had asked for.
The legislature was expected to approve the 1983-85 budget Wednesday, in
cluding the provision that would increase the tuition in the 16 schools othe
UNC system by 12 percent for in-state students and 18 percent for out-of-state
' The budget also contains provisions to raise state employee's wages by 5 per
cent, and increase sales tax by one-half cent.
John R. Jordan, chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, had proposed
earlier this spring two bills to raise tuition rates. One of these bill, if passed, would
have increased out-of-state tuition by over $3400.
The General Assembly had originally intended to raise $8 million in additional
revenues from the tuition increases, but Jordan said it now plans to raise $10
million, by increasing tuition even more.
Raymond H. Dawson, vice president for academic affairs and a member of the
BOG, told The Tar Heel three weeks ago that the board, is looking at an average
tuition increase of 12 percent for in-state residents and an 18 percent increase for
out-of-state students. However, this would only raise $6 million in additional
Jordan said they will probably stick with these figures of 12 and 18 percent in
creases. Kennis Grogan, associate vice president of finance at UNC, said Monday that
although it is just a guess since they do not have all the figures, he estimates that
1 out-of-state tuition would have to be increased by more than 20 percent to make
up the $2 million difference. ;'
Opposition to the tuition increases culminated on April 14 When the Coalition
for Education, a group of students, professors'and campus organizations from all
16 schools in the UNC system, rallied at the N.C. legislature against the tuition
hikes and budget cuts in education. ; t
One of the major arguments against a tuition increase of great magnitude is the
problem of retaining high quality graduate students as teaching assistants. "One
component of the increase relates to graduate assistants," Grogan said. "They
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By BEN PERKOWSKI
Tar Heel Staff Writer
The UNC and Duke University computer
science departments have obtained a $4.7 mil
lion grant for computer research from the Na
tional Science Foundation.
Dx Frederick P. Brooks Jr., Kenan profes
sor and chairman of computer science at UNC,
said the money would be used chiefly for equip
ment and technical support staff for the re
search programs of the two departments. -
Ralph Mason, associate Chairman of the
UNC computer science department, said that
while the grant was primarily for equipment
directed toward research, it would help those
undergraduates taking upper-level computer
science courses by allowing them access to bet
ter equipment. -
Mason said that funding for the undergrad
uate program must come from the State of
North Carolina. "The computer science de-
4 r. . . the National Science Foundation recognizes that
we are now among the leaders in computer science in the
Dr. Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Chairman, UNC computer science department
partment currently has the faculty to allow for ,
growth in the undergraduate program, but
first the state must provide funds, one, to in
crease the number Of Apples and two, for
more teaching money," he said.
Thirteen separate but related research proj
ects will benefit directly from the awards.
Among these is the "next generation VLSI,"
which involves designing three-dimensional
computer chips for the "super computers" of
the future. Another, named "VIVID," seeks
to develop computer tools for assisting with
chip design. : .r'
A third project involves learning how to put
new chips together into functioning machines
with the appropriate packaging, power and
"Then there are four projects aimed at de
veloping particular kinds of new computers
that can speed up mathematical calculations,
j information analysis and complex geometrical
: drawings," Dr. Brooks said.
The remaining projects are directed toward
xreating new kinds of computer programs that
will offer improved graphic displays for medi
cal, biochemical and other applications.
The grants, which will span five years, will
provide $3,048,000 to the department of com
puter science at UNC and $1,724,503 to
Duke's computer science department. .
''This is a significant event for our state,
and the support of the Microelectronics Cen
ter of North Carolina was a critical factor in
securing the awards," Brooks said. "By its ac
tion, the National Science Foundation recog
nizes that we are now among the leaders in
computer science in the United States."
The departments applied for the grants to
gether last September, although each will be
administered separately, according to Dr,
Thomas M. Gallie, professor and acting chair
man of computer science at Duke.-
"We're very excited and extremely pleased
to have won one of only three awards of this
type that the National Science Foundation
made in the United States for 1983," Gallie
said. "It's been a big effort on the part of