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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 99, Issue 44
Friday, April 26, 1991 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSportsArts 962 0245
BusinessAdvertising 962-1 1 63
By Mara Lee
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members have
asked that students younger than 2 1 be
admitted to He's Not Here for Burnout,
but manager Mark Burnett said Thurs
day he would not allow it.
Burnout is a yearly charity fund
raising party that was moved to the local
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As part of his Astronomy 1 37 class, Brant Hyatt, a junior from
Wilmington, puts a lens cap on a 24-inch reflecting telescope
State auditors are planning to evalu
ate the workloads of faculty members at
some UNC-system schools, possibly
Richard Richardson, system acting
vice president of academic affairs, said
UNC-CH probably would be one of the
schools audited. But the exact purpose
of the audit is unclear, he said.
In an April 4 letter to system Presi
dent CD. Spangler, State Auditor Ed
ward Renfrow said, "The primary pur
pose of our work on faculty workloads
Editor's note: This is the final seg
ment of a five-part series examining the
effects of state budget cuts on higher
education across the United States.
Assistant State and National Editor
The national recession has exacted
its price from the state of Maryland,
crippling projected revenues and catch
ing higher education in the midst of the
Unfortunately, Maryland's financial
woes are not unique.
Legislatures across the country are
being forced to walk a political tight
rope, striking a tenuous balance be
tween private backlash to budget cuts
and publ ic resentment to tax hikes. Most
politicians aren't partial to the acrobatic
bar after University and Chapel Hill
officials refused to allow alcohol con
sumption if it were held on campus or at
the fraternity. The party is Saturday..
Burnett said he couldn't risk admit
ting people under 2 1 . "I can't see doing
that," he said. "You let them in, they're
going to drink, and that's a perfect time
for the ALE (Alcohol Law Enforce
ment) to come by.
is to understand and explain the various
activities of the constituent universities
and how the faculty members spend
their time to meet these purposes.
"We are also interested in identify
ing any areas to improve economy and
efficiency in the assignment and use of
Richardson said, "Who knows what
Bill Billings, director of research in
the State Auditor's Office, said the
audit's exact goals had not been set.
"We're still doing preliminary re
search," Billings said. "We should be
gin in the next month."
"Recent budget shortfalls have mea
sured in the hundreds of millions and
they've presented Maryland politicians
with almost as many problems," said
Charles Ryan, chairman of the Mary
land House of Delegates Appropria
554 million problems, to be exact.
For the 1991 fiscal year, the state of
Maryland battled a $554 million budget
gap between projected revenues and
Ain't no cure for the summertime blues.
"They've been running around town
lately. They've been making their pres
ence known," he said.
Removing underage drinkers would
be difficult, he said. "I wouldn't want
Burnett said Pi Kappa Phi members
asked him to consider the idea because
of low ticket sales.
Burnout Chairman Mick Charles said
Thursday as the sun shines through the open dome of the
Morehead Planetarium observatory.
While planning the audit, officials
will formulate objectives for it and se
lect representative schools in the UNC
system to examine, he said.
Richardson, who represented UNC
General Administration at a meeting
with the state auditing committee, said
none of the 16 system schools had met
with the auditing committee.
The state wants to examine at least
one school from the eastern, western
and Piedmont areas of North Carolina,
he said. Suggested schools are Western
Carolina University and Fayetteville
See AUDIT, page 2
reality. The 1992 fiscal year already
promises a shortfall amounting to at
least $250 million, Ryan said.
"The whole country is in a difficult
position, and Maryland is no excep
tion," he said. "One of the largest bud
get shortfalls in over a decade doesn't
leave a lot of smiling faces."
However, in the face of declining
state revenues, University of Maryland
students and administrators alike have
learned to accept the reality of their
predicament and have set out to work
with what they have.
"It's time to stop whining," said Scott
Palmer, student body vice president at
Maryland's College Park campus
(UMCP). "We have to deal with the
here and now. The budget cuts are our
reality; now let's work with it."
Reality for the College Park campus,
the flagship of the University of Mary
fraternity members would want under
age guests to be stamped so they would
not be served alcohol.
Burnett said he was sorry that ticket
sales were low, but that he could not
change his policy. He's Not Here ad
mits people 21 and older only, and the
same restrictions will apply at Burnout,
Charles said, "Mark's doing me a
By Ashley Fogle
Public radio station WUNC will lose
its total state allocation of $300,000
next year, but will try to raise $ 100,000
this week in an effort to counteract the
effects of the cuts.
"We are going to be totally defunded
over a one-year period," said Bill Davis,
WUNC general manager. "Our budget
in July will be roughly $150,000 less
than last year. The following year we
will receive absolutely no funds from
Shirley Robinson, WUNC develop
ment associate and one of the fund
raiser organizers, said she was confi
dent the station would reach its goal.
Appeals are made on the air to encour
age listeners to call in contributions, she
said. The average contribution is around
Davis said if the $ 1 00,000 were raised
this week, it would replace half of the
funds the station would lose next year.
By Soyia Ellison
Student Body President Matt Heyd
picked a busy Thursday afternoon to
address UNC students.
He competed with a Pit preacher and
a Burnout ticket seller in the Pit for
students' attention during his brief ad
dress about the issues of a new passfail
system, relocation of the statues now in
front of Davis Library and budget cuts.
Members of student government will
attend a Faculty Council meeting today
to oppose parts of the council's pro
posal to change the passfail system,
'The faculty has sort of come out
with a pretty harsh constriction of the
passfail system, and so we're hoping
that the students will be able to prevent
that," he said.
Rashmi Airan, student government's
co-coordinator of academic affairs, said
student government supported the Fac
ulty Council's proposal for a PDF
Under this plan, students would have
to earn a C- or better to receive a passing
grade; otherwise they would get a D or
Student government supports this
plan because it would require students
to work harder to pass, Airan said.
But student government members
oppose the council's recommendation
to require students to take 1 2 hours a
semester for grades before they can
declare a class passfail, she said. They
n n m 4?
strive to work with them
land System, is bleak at best.
Ivan Penn, editor of the UMCP stu
dent newspaper, said, "We're getting
Last year, College Park fell victim to
an unprecedented move by the state
legislature in which the campus' budget
was cut by $53 million once the fiscal
year was well underway.
This demand to return funds repre
sented an 8 percent reduction in the
campus' annual allocation and brought
the budget down to a level which fell far
below that of the preceding year.
Midway through this year, campus
administrators ordered out-of-state stu
dents to pay a 7 percent surcharge on
top of their initial tuition fees. An addi
tional 7 percent tuition increase is being
discussed for next fall.
College Park's financial woes were,
compounded this year when the legisla
great favor by letting me have it there
when nobody else would. We don't
want to get him in trouble."
Fraternity members can sell up to
796 tickets, and Charles estimated that
575 had been sold as of. Thursday.
If 700 tickets or fewer have been sold
by Friday, Charles said, he would want
to open the party to underage guests.
"I don't believe we've started selling
"The first $26,000 helps meet an
unbudgeted expense for National Pub
lic Radio for war coverage," he said.
'The additional $74,000 is approxi
mately one-half the amount our funding
was cut by."
Listener response to the fund-raiser
has been encouraging, Davis said. "So
far I have no totals, but I am pleased
with the level of response," he said. "I
think that people recognize that WUNC
is in a difficult situation."
State funds make up 23 percent of the
station's total cash budget, Davis said.
Gale Yeager, WUNC director of busi
ness and financial affairs, said the
station's total budget for the last fiscal
year was $1.5 million. State funds ac
counted for $254,000 of the budget.
"Some additional expenses are picked
up by the University," she said. "We
also get money from contributions, there
are some services that are donated to us
and donated professional services.
"Then there is program fund under
writing where a corporation makes a
also oppose the plan to allow a maxi
mum of four passfail hours a semester.
Students can now take seven hours pass
fail per semester.
They do support the plan to allow a
maximum total of 16 passfail hours for
any student instead of the present 24, as
well as a motion to inform faculty of
how many students in a class are taking
it passfail, she said.
Heyd also spoke about the results of
Friday's meeting between Gov. Jim
Martin and several student leaders.
Martin said he opposed any new tax
except a sales tax and wanted the state
ture demanded a $25 million cut, repre
senting more than 10 percent of the
campus' operating funds.
Less than half of the cut, about $10
million, will be sustained by academic
In order to meet these projections,
Maryland administrators have designed
a unique distribution plan that, instead
of implementing across-the-board re
ductions, would target a few academic
Under this plan, nine departments
and two colleges are recommended for
elimination, said Robert Dorfman,
UMCP vice president for academic af
fairs and provost. "Not every area can
be a priority."
Some of these departments are ex
pected to be redistributed to other col
See BUDGET, page 9
tickets to people under 2 1 ," he said. "As
of right now, we're trying to sell it to all
21 -year-olds, so the beer sales will be
Pi Kappa Phi's national organization
allows underage guests to be at a party
where alcohol is consumed as long as
they don't drink any, he said.
Sarah Suiter contributed to this article.
donation to a program," she said. "We
also get money from the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting."
Layoffs will be one of the immediate
effects of the budget cuts, Davis said.
"What's going to happen if we can't
raise (the $100,000) is only slightly
worse than what happens if we do," he
said. "We 're going to be cutting back on
staff and projects we already do. We
want to keep up our news and fine arts
Positions in engineering and pro
gramming guides will be cut, he said.
The station also may cut its hours of
Yeager said that changes would have
to be made. "I don't see any other sources
of funds available," she said. "We have
been very careful with the money we
have. We are not spendthrifts."
Davis said: "We can't continue to
nickel-and-dime ourselves to death.
We've got to get lean fast. Well, I should
say we're already lean we've got to
get skinny fast."
to grow out of the recession, Heyd said.
"Our position is we don't have time
to grow out of the recession," Heyd
said. 'The classes that you were unable
to register for won't be back in a couple
years, and we need them now; same
with TAs, same with libraries."
The Division of Academic Affairs
does not have enough money to keep
libraries open during exams, he said.
The Division of Student Affairs and
student government is providing money
to keep the Undergraduate Library open
24 hours a day during exams. This will
cost about $1,200, he said.
Heyd also told students that the stat
ues in front of Davis Library would be
moved to a location outside Hamilton
Hall after the sculptor approved the new
'They've agreed to move them right
after Commencement with money pro
vided by the class of 1985's residual
gift," he said.
Someone placed a sign with a racial
slur on the statues last Friday, he said.
"That kind of thing is unacceptable
on campus. The placement of the stat
ues is unacceptable; it is even more
unacceptable to have them defaced."
Student's survey finds Lenoir's prices too
Lacrosse team heads into ACC tourna
ment undefeated 14
Campus and City 3
World Briefs 4
Arts and Features 6
TODAY: Partly cloudy; high in 70s
SATURDAY; Cloudy; high near 70 ,
Exams, exams, exams. Good luck and
have a safe but great summer. Check
out the summer editions of the DTH.
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