In the past, each sorority hashad to divide its bids between allpotential members. This year,the houses were given separatequotas, different for each house,for freshmen and upperclassmenprospective members.Stephens said the processreduced the pressure on fresh-men to join a sorority.Katie Chubb, vice president of recruitment, said there was a lotof promotion of the new quotaexperience will help her unite theprofessional and scholarly sec-tions of the school.The announcement of King’srecommendation was delayed by a few factors, including herhusband’s search for a job in thearea.“I am hopeful the University will help open some doors forhim,” King said. “I expect to work very hard, and I don’t want tohave a husband sitting at home waiting for me to get there.”Executive Vice Chancellorand Provost Bruce Carney saidhe helped King’s husband set upinterviews with three parties,some from inside the University and some from the community.King said she will remain inNew York to finish her respon-sibilities with Carnegie throughthe end of the year.She said she will meet withalumni and potential donors forthe journalism school while she isin New York.In 2002, King launched theCarnegie-Knight Task Forceon the future of journalismeducation. UNC is one of 12institutions that participates inCarnegie-Knight Task Force’s
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Coker Arboretum became ahub of chanting sorority mem- bers, pop music and fluores-cent hats and tank tops as thePanhellenic Council’s recruit-ment process ended Thursday evening. As the students openedenvelopes and discovered thesororities they had received bidsfrom, tears and hugs aboundedas sororities welcomed the newmembers into their midst.Lindsey Stephens, presidentof the Panhellenic Council, saiddespite about 100 more potentialnew members than last year, this year’s one-week process wentsmoothly.But it differed from previ-ous years because of changesdesigned to make the processmore inviting for upperclassmen.The University affairs com-mittee of the Board of Trustees began a review of the Greek sys-tem last fall. The issue of upper-classmen acceptance in sororitiessurfaced in meetings.
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Friday, September 9 , 2011
The Daily Tar Heel
By Elizabeth Johnson
Assistant University Editor
Susan King has been theUniversity’s pick for dean of theUNC School of Journalism andMass Communication since July.Chancellor Holden Thorpmade the pick official Thursday following a vote Wednesday inthe University’s appointments,promotionsand tenurecommittee.King willtake overthe positionJan. 1, pend-ing a vote of approval fromthe Board of Trustees laterthis month.Thorp saidin a pressrelease thatKing’s profes-sional experience will help herlead the journalism school as dig-ital media continues to changethe way people communicate.King is currently the vicepresident for external affairsfor the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She will succeed JeanFolkerts.Folkerts held the position since2006. Senior Associate DeanDulcie Straughan has served asinterim dean since July 1.King said she hopes her work
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By Isabella Cochrane
State & National Editor
The UNC system eliminatedabout 3,000 filled positions as aresult of this year’s budget cuts,according to a report presented tothe Board of Governors Thursday. About 490 filled full-timeuniversity employees and about2,500 filled part-time employees were cut as a result of the $414million in budget cuts issued by the N.C. General Assembly In order to cope with the15.6 percent budget reduction,universities had to cut into vitalresources including counselingservices, course offerings andteaching positions.Many administrators say they are worried the budget cuts willhurt student and faculty reten-tion.“Despite the efforts we havetaken to protect the academiccore, students will be signifi-cantly impacted by the cuts,” saidUNC-Greensboro ChancellorLinda Brady. “I think it will be very difficult for some of our stu-dents to graduate on time.”UNC-G has had to eliminate907 course sections due to bud-get cuts, Brady said.To help students graduate within four years, Brady said theschool has adopted several newpolicies to offset losses.Many deans at the school haveadopted a temporary substitutionpolicy.This policy allows studentsto replace an unavailable coursethat they need in order to gradu-ate with another class, she said.Students are also limited to 15credit hours per semester.“We found that most students would drop 3 or 6 hours afterthe first couple weeks of classes,”Brady said.“We actually believe this willhelp with our graduation rateslong term.Other campuses across thestate are familiar with UNC-G’sdwindling resources.The 15.6 percent budgetreduction, translates to a cut of $9 million for UNC-Pembroke,said Chancellor Kyle Carter.The school had 6,944 fresh-men enroll last fall. This year thefreshmen class has been cut by 733, which leaves an anticipatedtuition shortfall of about $2.5million, Carter said.The average dollar impact oneach student at UNC-P was about$1,400 in reduction, he said.Student retention is not theonly worry of many administra-tors.Suzanne Ortega, executive vice president for academicaffairs for the UNC system, toldmembers of the personnel andtenured committee that many universities are struggling toretain faculty members as well.“We are losing an enormoustalent pool,” Ortega said. About 110 external offers weremade to faculty members atUNC-CH during the 2010-2011 year. The previous year, 87 offers were made to faculty members, but the University was able tomake 61 counter offers.“I know of no state that hastotally shut down faculty hiring,”Ortega said.“This is a state that is moreripe for the picking than it hasever been.”Many administrators saidfinding solutions to the harsh budget cuts and lack of resourcescall for innovative measures.“The easiest thing we can dois raise tuition, but I think weneed to take the blinders off and start looking at what otherinstitutions are doing acrossthe country,” said David Young,chairman of the budget andfinance committee.“Lets start thinking innova-tively about how we fund ouruniversity and how we can helpour students graduate.”N.C. Central University Chancellor Charlie Nelms said
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By Jessica Seaman
The U.S. government musttake bolder steps to reduce thenational debt, former UNC-system President ErskineBowles said Thursday in aspeech at the University.Bowles spoke at GerrardHall about the nation’s budgetdeficit and government spend-ing as part of the Thomas Willis Lambeth DistinguishedLectureship in Public Policy.In 2010, Bowles — who wasalso chief of staff for PresidentBill Clinton — was named co-chairman of President BarackObama’s National Commissionon Fiscal Responsibility andReform.The commission’s responsi- bility was to address the deficit.“Now that I have familiarizedmyself with our nation’s finances,I am really worried,” Bowles said.“This deficit is like a cancer. It willdestroy our country from within.”Bowles said the plan the com-mission presented to the presi-dent was developed so it wouldnot hurt the nation’s fragileeconomy even more.He said the commission didn’t want to hurt lower-incomepeople when making cuts, so itdidn’t encourage cutting pro-grams such as food stamps.Instead, the commissionrecommended cuts to military spending.“I believe that Americashould not be the world’s police-man,” he said.But not all of the commis-sion’s recommendations wereincluded in the final deficit bill, which was passed by Congressin August.“I’m disappointed. I wantedus to do something bold,”Bowles said.He said Congress’s actionsin passing the August bill were“pitiful” and an “embarrass-ment” to the country.Bowles said the governmentneeds to reduce its deficit by atleast $4 trillion in this decade.“We didn’t just make up the$4 trillion,” he said. “That num- ber is the minimum that has to be reduced to stabilize the debt.”The country cannot tax or cutits way out of its financial prob-lems, he said.This means issues such asMedicare, Medicaid, healthcare, Social Security and taxreform need to be addressed,Bowles said.“We can’t slowly grow our way out of this problem,” he said.Many students that attendedBowles’ speech said it was
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Kathy, 6-year-old Rachel, 7-year-old Isabella and Cray Gunn worried about their privacy if a road to the library was built by their house.
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Cray and Kathy Gunn eagerly sup-ported plans for a free-standing library for Carrboro — until they learned the siterezoning would redirect traffic past theirhome. After they voiced complaints but failedto stop Carrboro’s Board of Aldermenfrom approving in April the lot’s rezon-ing, they hired a lawyer to represent theirconcerns.Cray Gunn said that plan worked — theOrange County Board of Commissionersrejected the 210 Hillsborough Road siteat their Aug. 23 meeting, which residentsattended to speak against the location.County officials cited the cost, morethan $600,000, and the lot’s heavily resi-dential locale as reasons for the rejection. While their road is safe from library traffic, the Gunns say they felt ignored by most local officials throughout the process.But Dan Coleman, a Carrboro alder-man, said residents’ concerns were con-sidered but had to be balanced with localdemand for a library.
Because Orange County would fundlibrary construction, it filed an applicationto rezone the proposed site for develop-ment.But the Carrboro Board of Aldermenneeded to approve the application for itto take effect, said Craig Benedict, OrangeCounty planning director. And at that point, concerned citizensgot involved.Cray Gunn said more than 30 residentsattended a public hearing in March tooppose the rezoning, but only 10 spoke inits favor.Residents also filed a protest peti-
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nice to hear someone be hon-est about problems with thenation’s budget.“I liked how he was persis-tent about how we need to bal-ance the nation’s budget,” saidRianna Black, a junior at UNC.Michele Magnuson, a stu-dent at N.C. State University,said she liked that Bowles washonest about the budget.“It was cool to hear a person-al account of what happened in Washington,” Magnuson said.
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