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BOARD OKs 39% INCREASE
IN U NDERGRADUATE TUITION
The UNC System Board of Governors on Feb. 11 recom- mended a $600 tuition increase
over the next two years for in-state
undergraduates. T he increase, which
represents a compromise between what
UNC System President Molly Broad
recommended and what Carolina's
administration wanted, was approved
after a long debate and over the
pro tests of dozens of students.
Including a 2. 1 percent inflationary
increase also recommended by the
BOG, tuition and fees will rise from the
present $2,298 to $2,630 next fall for in-
state undergraduates. That is a 39 percent
increase. The two-year, $600 increase
would apply only to Carolina and N.C
State. Special increases also were rec-
ommended for East Carolina, U N C-
Charlotte and UNC-Wilmington.
The 2. 1 percent increase for all
campuses is tied to the Consumer
Broad had called for a one-time,
$200 increase, and South Building
wanted a $1,500 increase over five
years. The University would like to
use most or all of the increase to raise
salaries and benefits for faculty; that is
subject to BOG approval.
Students argued that the UN C
System was setting a dangerous prece-
dent of wandering away from the
state's tradition of keeping tuition at
the 16 campuses as low as possible.
Jeff Nieman, president of the
Association of Student Governments,
a student group of representatives from
all 16 UNC campuses, and a nonvoting
member of the Board of Governors,
proposed a smaller tuition increase that
mirrored Broad's plan.
"We fought the good fight, and we
came close to getting the majority we
Snow Brings Longest Closing
of UNC Since Civil War
Cars stood still and trays mysteriously disappeared from campus dining halls as students took advantage of a break from reality and
enjoyed three snow days in a row in late January. Snowmen (and women)
popped up everywhere and stray snowballs took the place of Frisbees
The surprise snowstorm Jan. 23 and 24 left Chapel Hill with an average
of 16 inches, and the University closed for three days. It was the longest
the University has been closed since the Civil War, said William Powell
' 40, emeritus history professor and an expert on the University's past.
The only employees reporting to work during the three-day period
were those essential to clearing the roads and who staff the dining areas.
All campus dining facilities stayed open during and after the storm to
serve students living on campus.
Students will make up the missed classes on weekends - Sunday,
Feb. 27; Saturday, March 25; and Saturday, Apr. 8. The makeup days are
required based on a UNC System policy that requires at least 150
instructional days each academic year. Administrators have asked faculty
not to give exams on the makeup days.
Student Health Services took care of weather-related injuries, which
ranged from cuts and bruises to broken bones, mostly resulting from falls
on the slick layer of ice that covered campus.
The campus got a beautiful snowfall in January-and then some. When students dug out they
found themselves facing a brief revival of weekend classes.
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