FROM THE HILL
campus during the state's budget crisis.
"For a number of years, there has been
serious questioning about the amount of
classroom tin1e professors actually invest,"
Lee said. "It probably should have been
left to the [UNC System] Board of Gov-
ernors and the universities, but the
Legislature only sticks its nose in where people
have not been responsive. This had been
discussed long enough, and the adminis-
tration did not make their case."
Hawthorne suggested that the issue
should be held up as an example ofhow
education is delivered at a research university, enabling legislators to become
more familiar with what a research professor does outside ofthe classroom.
Tibbo also expressed concern about
hiring and keeping faculty, suggesting that
UNC won't be able to compete with
schools offering the traditional 2-2 load.
No ROOM ON CAMPUS
FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
The high demand for on-campus housing this year left the majority of transfer students - and even
some graduate students and freshmen -
scrambling to find housing off campus.
With few exceptions, the housing department is not providing housing for transfer
students this year.
The housing outlook for graduate stu-
dents and freshmen was better, but the
housing department could make no
guarantees for late applicants.
The housing shortage affects mostly
junior transfers, but the cause behind the
crunch is the number of first-year students
deciding to enroll. While the 527 transfer
students enrolling this semester is average,
about 200 more students than expected
accepted admission as freshmen this year.
First-year students who submitted
housing applications before the May 1
deadline were assigned housing. Freshmen
who applied between May 2 and May 15
were guaranteed a space on campus but in
temporary housing until a permanent
space becomes available. No one will have
to bunk in study lounges this year;Joyner
Sept elllber / O ctob er 2001
residence hall is functioning as temporary
housing, delaying renovations planned for
the dorm this semester. Students placed in
Joyner may find their temporary rooms a
bit cran1ped, since some rooms will be
tripled. Some apartments in Odom Village
also may be used as transitional housing.
Freshmen and graduate students who
applied for housing after May 15 were not
guaranteed housing on campus and were
urged to find living arrangements elsewhere.
The housing department allocated
Whitehead Residence Hall as a graduate
student conmmnity, but even with double
rooms all graduates could not be accom-
modated. In past years, graduate students
could request single rooms.
The housing department's Web site
links to off-can1pus housing to help stu-
dents who were shut out of campus housing. Students can subscribe to a listserv
and view links to classified ads and area
apartment conmmnities. But because there
is no official off-campus housing office,
the housing department does not assume
any liability for off-campus housing.
BYE BYE BEETHOVEN;
WUNC GOING TO TALK
The conductor's baton came down for the final time on Labor Day on the University's radio station as
WUNC-FM switched its focus to news,
commentary and entertainment. The sta-
tion is turning away from the classical
music that dominated its weekday broad-
casts between National Public Radio's
morning and evening news programs.
WUNC has added more than a dozen
new progran1S originating from its staff and
studio as well as from NPR, British Broad-
casting Corp., Canadian Broadcasting
Corp. and independent producers. Most of
the programs feature news, talk, public
affairs, interview and call-in formats.
The station decided the talk format
would better serve its some 195,000 listen-
ers in central and eastern North Carolina.
General Manager Joan Siefert Rose said
WUNC did not need to duplicate services
provided by other stations in its listening
area, particularly WCPE, based in Wake
Forest, which specializes in classical music.
WUNC is keeping the mainstays ofits
current non-music programs such as
"Fresh Air," "Talk of the Nation" and
"Marketplace" and weekend features such
as "Car Talk," "A Prairie Home Com.pan-
ion" and its own "Back Porch Music."
The station also plans to expand its local
news coverage and public affairs program-
ming, including "The State of Things; , a
daily program that highlights issues, people
and events in North Carolina.
WUNC was run by broadcasting
students in the 1970s and was outfitted with
professionals in 1976 to be operated as a
public service of the University. It
expanded its classical music in 1995 and beefed up
its local news coverage in 1999. In January
of that year, the station moved from Swain
Hall to a new facility outside Chapel Hill
that was built with private donations.
SIX ALUMNI JOIN
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Six new members joined the UNC Board of Trustees in July. They are Russell Carter ' 71 of Wilmington,
Paul L. Fulton Jr. ' 57 of Winston-Salem,
Karol V Mason ' 79 of Atlanta, Hugh L.
McColl Jr. ' 57 of Charlotte, Nelson
Schwab III ' 67 of Charlotte and A.
Donald Stallings ' 60 of Rocky Mount.
The trustees unanimously elected
Timothy Burnett ' 62 of Greensboro to a
one-year term as chair. He succeeds Anne
W Cates ' 53, whose trustees' term expired
and who joined the UNC System Board
of Governors. Burnett, Mason and
Stallings are former members of the GAA
Board of Directors; Cates is the GAA's
assistant treasurer and former chair.
Departing the board of trustees, in
addition to Cates, are William R. Jordan ' 70 of
Fayetteville,WilliamJ. Armfield IV ' 56 of
Greensboro, Walter R. Davis of Midland,
Texas, Charles A. Sanders of Chapel Hill
and Cressie H. Thigpen Jr. of Raleigh.
The UNC System Board of Governors
has eight newly elected members: James
G. Babb Jr. ' 55 of Charlotte; Cates;John