Bar & Dining room open every night at 5: 30 pm.
Sunday Brunch 10: 30 am· 2 pm.
61 0 West Franklin SI. Chapel Hill. HC
No one knows the
beach like we do ...
Alma Willis Alexander (' 78)
Coastal Real Estate
Sales and Rentals
-' I· Atlantic Beach, N.C. (800) 317- 2866
No"e IIIber/Dece IIIber 2001
FROM THE H ILL
the University came in 72nd in faculty
compensation. One result of a committee
formed two years ago to look into faculty
compensation wa a $300 tuition increase
approved in summer 2000, primarily to
fund faculty salary increases.
The annual debate over the worthiness
of the rankings continues. Amy GrallalTI,
who oversaw the rankings before leaving
the magazine in 1999, weighed in ahead of
this year's announcement, telling The TM:lsh-
ington Monthly that she believes Us. News
puts too much emphasis on a school's
"wealth, reputation and the achievement of
the high school students it admits;' too
much on college presidents' assessments of
their peer institutions and on alLUnni giv-
ing, and not enough on what students
think of what they're getting.
UNC Chancellor James Moeser is no
fan of the process. On Sept. 5, he told the
audience at his State of the University
speech, "Ifyou must, read what the
magazine has to say about us, but let us not for
a second be diverted by these arbitrary
and artificial ratings from the substance of
our vision for excellence." Moeser had no
additional comment after the rankings
In other categories, Carolina ranks
12th among national universities for "best
value," based on a formula that considers
academic quality and the net cost of
attendance for a student receiving the
average level offinancial aid. UNC also
made the magazine's list ofpublic cam-
puses with graduates carrying the least
amount of debt.
There are 26 schools ahead ofUNC
in the category of"lowest acceptance
rates" for student applications, and 35
schools ahead of the University in the
"highest graduation rates" category.
Among universities offering under-
graduate business degree programs,
UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School
tied for fifth with the University of Texas
at Austin. UNC's marketing progranl also
was listed fifth among specialty area.
The five best schools in the cotmtry, in
order according to the rankings, are
Princeton, Harvard and Yale (tied) ,
California Institute of Technology and Massa-
chusetts Institute of Technology.
PAYING 25 PERCENT MORE
Wen the N.C. General Assem- bly overcame a divisive budget impasse in September,
Carolina in-state undergraduates were left with
a 25 percent tuition increase from last year.
The increase was 11. 7 percent for out-of-
state undergraduates. Bills to cover the lat-
est increase - retroactive to the beginning
of the current semester - went out in
mid-September and were due Nov. 15.
When fees are added, the total bill for
in-state undergraduates for 2001-02 is
$3,277; for out-of-state, it is $13,269. In-
state graduate student tuition rose 27 per-
cent fi'om year to year, to $2,511 ($3,449
with the addition of fees), and out-of-state went up 15 percent to $12,822
($13,760 with fees).
Thus ends, for the time being, a year
ofincreases that started in summer 2000
when the UNC System Board of Governors approved $300 increases for Carolina
and N.c. State, primarily to fund faculty
salary increases. Then in November 2000,
the board approved a 4 percent inflation-
ary undergraduate tuition increase to
begin in the fall 2001 semester.
In May, the N. C. Senate called for an
additional 5 percent increase on in-state
students of UNC System schools. The
N. C. House favored canceling all in-state
tuition increases and instead raising
out-of-state tuition 15 percent, or apprmomately
$2,000. Both chambers reached a compro-
mise in August that called for a 5 percent
across-the-board retroactive tuition increase.
Shirley Ort, associate provost and
director of scholarships and student aid at
UNC, said she did not anticipate the
additional UNC System-imposed increase
and therefore it was not covered in stu-
dents' financial aid awards.
"We recognize that this most recent
increase comes late in the process and cre-
ates a hardship for many students;' Ort
said. When the campus inlposes an