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IS) SECTION 4l i.ji iliifi utn licit; 1:15. i it in: 11 ns, August 24, 1992 mission rises amidst debate about Oliiilion By Peter Wallsten Editor RALEIGH Although UNC-sys-tem schools historically have provided state residents with one of the best educational buys in the nation, many state legislators have decided the time has come to make UNC-CH's tuition comparable to other public universities. After weeks of disagreement during the General Assembly's third-longest "short session" ever, lawmakers finally approved revisions to the state's $8.2 billion budget this summer, including additional tuition increases at UNC- Bicentennial celebration kicks off with fundraising campaign The General Assembly also has approved increases in financial aid for instate students. During last year's session, legislators voted to devote an additional $5.9 million to help students pay for college, and the budget revisions include another $2.6 million for the need-based aid fund, said Rep. Anne Barnes, D-Orange, who heads the House education committee.
The state's need-based financial aid fund now totals $9.3 million. The extent of the out-of-state tuition hike over the last two years has brought Speaking out 11 system schools. According to the budget, in-state students' tuition will increase 6 percent, from about $774 a year to $820 at UNC-CH, and tuition for out-of-state students will rise 1 1 .5 percent, from about $6,642 a year to $7,405. "I feel that given the tremendous pressure we were under we were able to hold it down somewhat," said Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange.
The original proposal in the House of Representatives would have increased tuition IS percent out-of-state students and 5 percent for in-state students. Legislators hoped the tuition in campaign was last October, the University already had received $204.5 million in pledges on May 12. The University is in the process of switching into the second phase of the campaign, which will focus on donations from faculty members and alumni across the country. The first phase of the campaign, which concentrated on larger donations of $100,000, raised more than 64 percent of the campaign's $320 million goal, including two contributions of more than $10 million and five donations of more than $2.5 million. "We're two-thirds of the way through," Hardin said.
"We are still broadening the campaign to include all alumni." In addition to the fund-raising efforts, the Bicentennial will be com Til I -J' lis In-1 111-1 creases would match steady rises in enrollment across the UNC-system. Last year the General Assembly increased tuition to UNC-Chapel Hill 20 percent for in-state students and 25 percent for out-of-state students. Taking into account the new figures, in-state tuition has increased 27 percent while the price of school for out-of-state students has risen 39 percent since 1990. Although in-state tuition still ranks in the bottom five of comparable schools nationally, the out-of-state tuition ranks 18th nationwide after last year's 25-percent increase. memorated by a University Open House for alumni and N.C.
residents, which could attract as many as 50,000 people, and a variety of speakers on campus throughout the year. UNC officials also are in the midst of trying to organize a presidential speech oncampussometimeduring the official celebration, which runs from University Day of 1993 to Commencement Day of 1994. "The incumbent president has already been invited," Hardin said. "And we have some ties to Clinton'scampaign as well. "We're generally pretty confident about getting the president, whoever he is, to speak." Also in the works is a eight-part mini-series on the South produced by the University in conjunction with Hamilton Productions, a Washington, D.C., based production company.
UNC first was charted by the state General Assembly in 1789 and became the first state university in the United States to open its doors to students when Hinton James arrived from Wilmington in 1795, 162 years before the UNC men's basketball team won their first NCAA title. other candidates would have an uphill battle that they would have to make up for it with issues, andldidn't think that most students cared about the issues." Moody's campaign platform was understated. John Moody "We're attempting to focus on the smaller things," he said after kicking off his candidacy in January. Moody said his goals as SBP would be to improve outdoor lighting on campus, acquire more bike racks, shorten University cashiers' lines, lengthen the operating hours of the Union Station snack bar to match those of Davis Library, restore a weekday reading day before exams, improve the exam schedule and obtain funding for a campus community service program. Moody won the most attention for his opposition to a free-standing Black i Tim Smith (left), a member of the Black Awareness Council, addresses the crowd at a July 1 5 "speak-out" in the Pit.
Members Monday 's to light a new debate about the purpose of UNC-CH. Legislators found themselves asking whether the state should subsidize col lege educations for out-of-state students, or whether they should aim to educate more in-state students. Increasing out-of-state tuition could make the University less competitive in attracting non-resident students. Some argue that out-of-state students are crucial to UNC-CH's reputation as one of the best public universities. University officials contend that increasing out-of-state tuition and forcing those of BAC have taken a of the fight for a free good motives as well." BSM President Michelle Thomas could not be reached for comment.
Moody said he tried to keep an open mind and to challenge the orthodox view. "I like to debate things. I don't likefor anythingtobe taken forgranted." For instance, he said, "I want to start from the ground level and make sure that the politically correct view is really correct." A 21 -year-old rising senior from Greensboro, Moody attended the private, mostly white Greensboro Day School from kindergarten through 1 2th grade. He graduated in a class of 57 people. As a student council member in 9th and 10th grades, "I didn't do really anything at all," he said.
He served as junior class president and lost a race for senior class president. A Morehead Scholar and chemistry major, Moody is intelligent, shy and reserved and doesn't date much. He has a nervous demeanor. His campus extracurricular experience has been limited to membership in the Campus and the opinions of others will be crucial, McCormick said. "It would be presumptuous to say 'Here are the five things this University most he said.
"How would I know?" McCormick declined to express opinions on several campus issues, including the fight for a free-standing black cultural center. A free-standing center exists at Rutgers, he added. "I look forward to listening hard to folks on all sides of that issue," McCormick said. "I'm well aware it's a controversial question." McCormick said that UNC has a responsibility to represent the diversity of the people of North Carolina. "I'm not just talking about numbers admitting more of group or group or hiring that's critical, but I'm also talking about creating a university environment in which African Americans or Native Americans or Asians or Hispanics are not constantly required to think this is really a white university." See McCORMICK, page 2B UNC v.
s. SBP Moody, an outsider candidate, works his students to pay the full cost of their education would have detrimental effects. "Doctoral programs would be ruined if you do that," Sen. Dennis Winner, D-Buncombe, said during a June 20 debate on the Senate floor. "You want to get the best people for doctoral programs.
They teach for you, and, in many cases, they stay." Private schools like Duke University are able to give many graduate student See BUDGET, page 12B DTHErin Randall more aggressive approach in their support standing black cultural center. way inside Order of the Bell Tower and a year on the student attorney general's staff. In high school he played varsity soccer (goalie) and tennis, and was highly ranked in the latter. Now he jogs and plays tennis for exercise. "I probably enjoyed (soccer) better than anything," he said.
"With goalie, the pressure's on. If you screw up, the whole team suffers." Louise Cornet, a Greensboro Day math teacher and Moody's favorite in high school, says she's seen that determination before. Once while taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test, Moody ran out of time on a math section, which was unusual for him. He believed the test administrator hadn't given enough time, but his complaints were rebuffed. "He followed whatever path he knew to be correct, and he kept running into dead ends," Cornet said.
"Nobody believed him." Finally Moody returned to the classroom where he had taken the test and See MOODY, page 12B INSIDE CAMPUS SERVICES Students become accustomed to large classes 3B CAMPUS SERVICES Student Health offers services to Tar Heels needing care 5B SPORTS Former UNC stars make it big in professional leagues T4B JOIN THE The DTH is looking for reporters, photographers and copy editors for its staff. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to join. Look for meeting announcements in the DTH during the first week of classes. By Anna Griffin Associate Editor The University is two-thirds of the way through a four-year campaign to raise $320 million in celebration of UNC's 200th anniversary. The Bicentennial Campaign for effort, will help keep UNC "equipped for its next 200 years," said Chancellor Paul Hardin.
Money raised by the campaign will go to funding new financial aid packages, raising faculty salaries, renovating older buildings and improving the size of UNC's $200 million endowment, which is less than the endowments of several other major southern universities, including the University of Virginia and Duke University. "The money will go to student and faculty enrichment," Hardin said. "Some will go for endowed professorships and faculty development money. "There's money for all of the University libraries. There's money in it for campus cultural life and there's money for restoration of historical buildings.
There's also a little bit for new construction." Although the official kickoff of the Budget cuts impair UNC libraries Decline in quality may hurt reputation By Jennifer Friedman $tff Writer UNC's national reputation and overall quality are related directly to the status of its library system, experts said recently. "A library's prestige really helps the university's," said David Taylor, undergraduate librarian. "You just naine the top 20 libraries, and you've named the top 20 universities." But UNClibrary officials said that recent budget cuts and rising inflation rates have combined to cause problems for University libraries. "Research libraries in general have been able to purchase fewer materials because of the impact of extraordinary inflation in publishing and the diminishing value of the dollar abroad," said Larry Alford, assistant University librarian. In 1985-86, the UNC libraries ranked 1 0th in expenditures for books, or monographs, but fell to 48th in 1990-91, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) reported.
"We are purchasing 55 percent fewermonographs than in 1984-85," Alford said. Library officials said their inability to purchase books now will only hurt the library in the future. "Books go out of print, and you can't find them later," Taylor said. "Even though we have made those cuts the money we have for books may be 50 percent of what we had five years ago. There are literally tens of thousands of new things being published but they cost money, and we don't have it." In October 1990, library officials reported that more than 500 maga zines and journal subscriptions were canceled due to lack of funds.
Recently, 49 more subscriptions were See LIBRARIES, page 2B Cultural Center. The BCC now has cramped space in a comer of the Student Union. Moody said he supported expansion but wanted the BCC to evolve into a multicultural center. Chancellor Paul Hardin and other key administrators oppose the establishment of a free-standing BCC and warn against a return to racial segregation. More recently.
Moody said he expected the fight over the BCC to be his top priority during the upcoming academic year. "One of my concerns about the BCC is that a lot of people who go in there least need to be there," he said. "The people who most need to be reached don't go in there. More needs to be done to reach them." Moody said some of his opponents on the BCC issue fought unfairly. "A lot of times people who espouse workshops and communication are the very ones who try to stamp out certain ideas.
"A lot of times, if people see you getting in their way they see you as racist or sexist, when you might have ism, business, education, social work, arts and sciences and library science. Although this is a bigger administrative job than his old one, McCormick said he hopes to remain connected to students and faculty. "Administrators in South building and elsewhere only exist for the purpose of supporting faculty and students," he said. "Administrators have no purpose except making things happen that faculty and students want. It's foolish for an administrator to lay out an independent academic agenda." His belief in keeping in touch with students led McCormick to form a student executive committee for Arts and Sciences faculty at Rutgers.
He met with students once a month to get their opinions on issues. Peter Klein, vice provost for under-graduate education at Rutgers, said: "His door was always open to faculty and students He seems to work 40 hours in every four I don't know how he gets it all done. I'm very sorry you all have lured him away." Because he is new, listening to the seeks to serve faculty and students By Matthew Eisley Senior Writer When John Moody ran for student body president with virtually no government experience last spring, most campus political junkies dismissed him as an ultra-lightweight longshot. But Moody, who ran as a conservative, anti-special-interest outsider, won a run-off election by 43 votes. "I remember when I heard he was running I thought, 'Who is said Jennifer Wing, editor of The Daily Tar Heel during the election.
"Every election you have these almost-joke candidates. Most dark -horse candidates run on a whim. Moody had a lot more support behind him than most people expected." Several University administrators said they believed Moody expected to shake up the political debate, but not to win. Moody said he wasn't surprised by the outcome. "I knew I would get votes because I was Greek," said Moody, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
"I knew the McCormick By Josh Boyer Suff Writer Richard McCormick, UNC's new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, sat in his office in South building several days after moving to Chapel Hill, admiring the newly painted walls of his clean office. He looked over at his empty desk. "Come back in a week," he said, "and it will look very different." McCorm ick, who was the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey, started work June 1. McCormick earned a Ph.D. in history at Yale University in 1976.
McCormick said he was excited when the job became available last summer. Although he did not know many specifics about UNC, he knew it to be "a truly distinguished university. Carolina hasa very good reputation in New Jersey," he said. Chancellor Paul Hardin recommended McCormick for the job and the UNC Board of Governors approved the appointment April 10. Garland Hershey, who will work closely with McCormick as vice provost and vice chancellor of health affairs, said: "Dick is an intelligent academic with broad experience in educa tional administration and will bring Richard McCormick great energy to Carolina." The job of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs entails more responsibility than his job as dean at Rutgers, McCormick said.
As provost he will oversee academic support services such as the Office of Information Technology and public service institutions, including the Morehead Planetarium, Ackland Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. In his capacity as vice chancellor for academic affairs, McCormick is the chief academic officer for the college of Arts and Sciences and the schools of law, journal.
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