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child survived on two meals a day is not a
sound reason to put the child on less food."
He also warned students, faculty and
staff assembled in the Student Union's
Great Hall that they should expect recur-
ring tuition increases in the next few
years. Moeser said that later this fall he
would send the trustees an updated five-year plan for "tuition necessary to support
In a wide-ranging speech, he sang the
praises of several Carolina researchers,
cautioned the University community to
not let the fine arts slip while scientific
pursuits such as genom.ics move forward,
and suggested his audience take nothing
more than a passing look at upcoming
Us. News and World Report rankings,
which he called "arbitrary and artificial."
Moeser reminded the packed audito-
rium of the voters' 3-to- 1 approval oflast
fall's bond issue for campus construction.
"Yet, at times during the legislative session,
this University was literally placed on the
chopping block, threatened by cuts - real
and proposed - that could quickly eradi-
cate the years of work that allowed Carolina to rise to the status ofa great public
university. We have serious work to do in
taking the University's story - in particu-
lar, the story of why research universities
are so important - to both the people
and policy-makers of our state.
"Our plea to the state is for financial
stability and freedom from micro-man-agement."
Moeser didn't shy from the Univer-
sity's troubles with residents of Mason
Farm Road, who oppose Carolina
housing growth planned for their immediate
area. He said he looked forward to work-
ing with all of the University's neighbors.
But he seemed al 0 to use the speech to
draw lines for the ongoing battle with the
town of Chapel Hill over UNe's devel-
opment plan; town officials have said the
University hasn't sufficiently covered its
part of in1pact planning for transportation,
storm water runoff and the cost of the
town bus system.
Acknowledging that some develop-
ments in scientific research have grabbed
good-news headlines for the University,
Moeser, a professional concert organist,
said on the other hand that Carolina "has
not nurtured the arts as it should," mentioning specifically the poor condition of
the music library, musical performance
facilities and the Ackland Art Museum.
"Lest we fall into the trap ofputting
everything into quantitative terms, let us
ask the question, what is the value to our
society of the unfunded, but nonetheless
significant research of our artists and
humanists? What is the value of a sonnet,
or a sonata?"
KENAN TRUST SETS CHALLENGE
FOR EMINENT PROFESSORSHIPS
The latest gift from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust sets up a challenge that could create the
largest endowed professorships in the
Each time a donor gives $2.5 million
for a professorship, the Kenan trust will
provide a $200,000 matching grant. The
University also will apply for a $334,000
matching grant from the state's Distinguished Professorship Endowment Trust
Fund, bringing the total endowment for
each professorship to more than $3 million.
The result could be 10 $3 million profes-
orships called Eminent Professorships.
The challenge grant is part of a $27
million lead gift from the Kenan Trust, the
William R. Kenan Jr. Fund and the
Kenan fanUly to UNe's seven-year Carolina First Campaign. It was announced at
University Day ceremonies Oct. 12.
The trust also is pledging $3 million
to the University's plarmed science complex, which will include new undergraduate classrooms and laboratories as well as
facilities for emerging areas such as
genomics, bioinformatics, virtual reality
and nanotechnology. Construction on the
science complex, in the area now dominated by Venable Hall, is expected to
begin in 2003 and end in 2008.
Chancellor James Moeser said the gift
"gives us tremendous momentum in our
drive to create 200 new endowed profes-