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The Daily Tar Heel for August 22, 2012

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
I gott go, Jui. W got cow.
MelIssa Reeves, “TWIsTeR” (1996)
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Volume 120, Issue 55
Campus cell service may improve
By Megan Cassella
Staff Writer
The age-old question, “Can you hearme now?,” may have become a thing of the past after the installation of new cellphone nodes this summer. With the completion of phase oneof a multi-year project, InformationTechnology Services has finished con-struction on 13 new cellphone nodesmeant to improve cellphone coverageon campus.ITS partnered with three major cell-phone carriers on the project — Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile. But only T-Mobile and Verizon are in the testingphase, while AT&T should be partici-pating by the end of the year.“Sprint has not signed up. They’renot a part of it. If you have a Sprintphone, you’re out of luck — for now,”said Rick Harden, director of engineer-ing and operations for ITS communica-tion technologies.The project aims to cover 95 percentof outdoor coverage area and 80 per-cent of interior campus spaces.“The intent is ultimately to have very good indoor and outdoor coverage sothat no matter where you are, the signalis transparent or the same everywhere,”Harden said.Craig Baker, engineering managerfor ITS, said the nodes are located ongeographically diverse parts of campus,from Kenan Music Building on NorthCampus to the Smith Center on SouthCampus.The University will have to pay a small service fee, but the project has
By Chelsey Dulaney
City Editor
Church Street reopened totraffic last week after beingclosed for more than a year— much to the relief of someChapel Hill residents. A portion of the downtownstreet was closed betweenFranklin and Rosemary streets in March 2011 whileconstruction of the mixed-usedevelopment 140 West movedforward.One westbound laneof West Franklin Street was, and still is, closed forconstruction.Developers brokeground on the $55 milliondevelopment — located at thecorner of West Franklin and
Church Street openas project advances
dth/Jessie Lowe
ITS has finished construction on 13 new cellphone nodes meant to improve coverageon campus. One of the nodes (pictured above) is on top of the Kenan Music Building.
cell SeRVIce,
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140 WeST,
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140 Wst onstrutionlosd th strt formor than a yar.
By Daniel Wiser
State & National Editor
President Barack Obama sounded a  warning to colleges nationwide when hegave a speech about student loans at theUniversity in April.Obama, campaigning to extend thelower interest rate of 3.4 percent on certainstudent loans, bluntly stated that the feder-al government could not afford to continue“subsidizing skyrocketing tuition.“We’ve put colleges on notice: If you can’tstop tuition from just going up every single year a lot faster than inflation, then funding you get from taxpayers, at least at the federallevel, will go down — because we need topush colleges to do better, and hold themaccountable if they don’t,” Obama said.But after Congress reached a compro-mise to prevent the 3.4 percent interestrate from doubling on July 1, few actions, if any, appear to have been taken to addressrising college costs.Bradley Ballou, the UNC system’s lobby-ist in Washington, D.C., said changes mightcome next year with the expected reauthori-zation of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which legislators reauthorize periodically toapprove financial aid programs. But apartfrom this, no additional measures have beendiscussed, Ballou said.“We’ve seen nothing new from theadministration or Congress,” he said.In the last decade, college prices haveincreased at a higher rate than the pricesof other goods and services, according to a report by the College Board.Tuition and fees for in-state students atpublic colleges increased at an average rateof 5.6 percent per year beyond the rate of general inflation from 2001-02 to 2011-12— compared to 4.5 percent per year in the1980s and 3.2 percent per year in the 1990s.The most recent tuition and fee hikes atpublic colleges exceed those at private insti-tutions, where rates increased at an averagerate of 2.6 percent per year beyond infla-tion from 2001-02 to 2011-12.Increased costs have coincided with a similar uptick in the amount of financialaid allotted to students, as both grant aidand federal loans per full-time undergradu-ate student have increased at an averagerate of about 5 percent per year from 2000-01 to 2010-11.The nature of the relationship betweenthose two trends — rising college costs andincreasing financial aid awards — has beena topic of considerable debate.
Th cot dbt
 While costs at both public and privateinstitutions continue to rise, two competingexplanations have been offered about thedriver of those costs. Administrators nationwide frequently cite the severity of state budget cuts sincethe 2008 financial crisis in their decisionsto raise tuition and fees.State funding per full-time studentdeclined by 18 percent from 2007-08 to2010-11 — the largest three-year declinein 30 years of data reported by the CollegeBoard.The UNC system has absorbed its ownspate of state funding cuts in recent years,including a cut of $414 million, or 15.6 per-cent, last year that prompted universities toeliminate about 3,000 filled positions andhundreds of course sections. The system’sBoard of Governors responded by approv-ing an average systemwide tuition and feeincrease of 8.8 percent in February.Other higher education analysts refutethe notion that cuts at the state level havespurred escalating costs. They say thatthough state revenues decline duringrecessions, states typically restore funding
exprts diffr on th sourof rising ollg osts.
State appropriations per student, 1987-88 to 2010-11Tuition and fees per student, 1987-88 to 2010-11
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cllphon arrirs finishdonstrution on ampus of 13 nw llphon nods.
Church streets — in January 2011.The project will include140 condominiums, 26,000square feet of retail space and337 parking spaces.Robert Myers, a trafficoperations engineer withChapel Hill, said the streetreopened on Friday — thoughit has remained open topedestrians throughout allphases of construction. And for the residents of theNorthside neighborhood — where many UNC studentslive — the reopening couldn’t
“I look forward totraffic going back to normal. It’s hard to drive ...” 
Anga carson,
Lindy strt ridnt
If being a nun isn’t your thing, there’s still a chance to be Julie Andrews a  la “The Sound of Music.”Some hills in Austria are alive with thesound of yodeling. Hikers on designatedaths can sto at rest stos and ress a  button to hear a harmonized yodel before they test out their own ies.
“I don’t mind getting tanned, but I can see why ale skin is attractive.— Alina Zhao, a college student in theU.S. who grew u in Zhejiang, China, where the ‘Facekini’ is the newest trend.Fabric covers beach-goers’ faces in ski-mask style to kee their skin fair. Only eyes, nose and mouth are uncovered.
eep drinking, ye partiers! A new study shows that people who binge drink in college are more content with their so-cial lives than those who consistently drink less. High-sta- tus bingers (in this case, wealthy, white male Greeks) weremore socially content than their non-binging high-status classmates.The same can be said for low-status binge drinkers (less wealthy andnon-Greeks). They felt more socially satised than their low-statuscounterparts after 14 drinks a week.So don’t worry if you’re not Greek — binge drinking makes ev-eryone in college a little bit more satised with their time in school,apparently.
Drink more, be happier.
From staf and wire reports
Someone stole signs at626 Martin Luther King Jr.Blvd. at 12:39 a.m. Tuesday,according to Chael Hillolice reorts.Stolen items included a airof eyeglasses, a “dog fence”sign and a “for rent” sign,reorts state.
Someone disturbed theeace at 1800 E. Franklin St.at 12:51 .m. Monday, accord-ing to Chael Hill olicereorts.The erson caused a dis- turbance inside Trader Joe’s,reorts state.
There was a narcotic sniff at Sedgefield Drive at 3:30.m. Monday, according toChael Hill olice reorts.
Someone reorted a susicious condition at 2525Booker Creek Road at 10:16.m. Monday, according toChael Hill olice reorts. A juvenile rang the doorbellreeatedly, reorts state.
Someone stole a lockerkey and items at 980 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd. at 7:29.m. Monday, according toChael Hill olice reorts.The erson oened a lockerand stole items, includinga black leather wallet and a Motorola cellhone, reortsstate.
Someone tresassed at200 N. Greensboro St. at 7:01.m. Saturday, according toCarrboro olice reorts.Favio Montelongo entered the Harris Teeter, but left before olice arrived, reortsstate.Montelongo was thenfound beside Elmo’s Diner,according to olice reorts.
Someone broke andentered at 405 Smith LevelRoad between 10 a.m. and12:30 .m. Saturday, accord-ing to Carrboro olice reorts.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Daily Tar Heel
ophomore Davis Plunkett, a member of EcoReps, talks to students at the EcoRepsFair in Rams Head Plaza as part of Week of  Welcome on Tuesday. The event promoted sustainabil-ity and the food at the fair was local and sustainable.
dth/jessie lowe
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3 p.m.
Coor Commitylobby
patte jo a:
I yor wetd/or reme i  bit o thecomortby iht ide, topby the uio tody d impreome empoyer. P, yo cd ot bot work tdy obrom the Oce o schorhipd stdet aid.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
stdet uio
ba and bue Tou:
unC’cmp thried throh the ero ery d the Cii Wr. TheBck d Be tor how o the cmp throh the e o it rich aric-americ hitory.
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
unC viitor’ Ceter tthe Morehed Petrim
Ta hee be kof Feta:
Eeryoe kow ii o sothCmp i the bet wy to oidthe “rehm 15.” Keep theexercie d ditch the 30-mi-te wk with Tr Hee Bike. Theew bike-hre oriztio ikicki o the yer with  e-ti etri iewy, ood,trii, bike io d ot more.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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City Briefs
Hearing tonight on plan tomodify wastewater system
State regulators from the N.C.Division of Water Quality willhold a public hearing at 7 p.m.tonight to discuss UNC’s applica-tion to modify its wastewater sys-tem at the UNC Animal ResearchFacility in southeast OrangeCounty.The public hearing for theBingham Facility will be held at the White Cross Recreation Center, at1800 White Cross Road in ChapelHill.Registration will start at 6:30p.m.The Division of Water Quality  will hear residents’ comments before the body decides to approve,revise or deny the permit.
Campus Briefs
Associate professor winscontest to dine with Obama
David Garcia, associate musicprofessor at UNC, won a campaigncontest and dined with PresidentBarack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday.Garcia and his wife ate with theObamas and two other winners with their spouses in a restaurantin Washington, D.C., on Monday night. All of the winners had previ-ously donated to the Obama 2012campaign throughout the past few  weeks.Garcia said he is a son of immi-grants and supports Obama’sDREAM campaign.
 From staff and wire reports
FFs mvs  F 
Sgg gups wf mpmpu 
By Grace Raynor
Staff Writer
Despite a large turnout, animpromptu Sunset Serenade in thePit Monday night was dampened— not by rain, but by a violation of University policy.Sunset Serenade, a performancethat usually hosts many campus a cappella groups on campus the day  before school starts, is tradition-ally held in front of Wilson Library.Members of the groups decided tomove it to the Pit when officials can-celed the concert on the lawn due toinclement weather.Don Luse, director of the Carolina Union, said the performance groupsdid not go through the proper chan-nels to obtain permission to perform with amplification in the Pit.“The policy states clearly that youcan’t do anything in the Pit withoutthe Union’s approval and that if weallow any sound reinforcement, it’seither operated by us or we approvethat in advance,” he said.“Neither of those things hap-pened.”Luse added that the groups arenot supposed to perform in the Pit with amplification unless it is after4 p.m. on a Friday — when it is con-sidered a concert.Luse said Austin Gold, managerof box office and information ser- vices for the Union, gave the groupspermission to perform, but specifiedthat there was to be no amplifica-tion.“One individual came to me, andthey were asking for an extensioncord,” Gold said. “At that point, Iexplained that they couldn’t haveamplified sound in the Pit.But Gold said by the time he hadthat conversation, the event hadalready started.He said no one from the StudentUnion had been notified that the a cappella groups were performing inthe Pit.Luse said some members of theUnion staff met with various groupsTuesday morning to address theissue.Daniel Potter, president of theClef Hangers, UNC’s oldest all-malea cappella group, declined to com-ment on the situation.Luse said the policy is in place toavoid disruption of classes.Even though classes hadn’tstarted by Monday night, Luse saidthe policy applies regardless of thecircumstances.“We understand that classes weren’t in session, but it’s not ourpolicy,” he said. “It’s a University policy.”Luse said the organizations willnot be punished at this time, but if there are violations in the future,more serious action will be taken.Senior Sarah Cohen said shethought the Sunset Serenade wasstill a great kickoff to the year.“I thought it was really nice to beable to get everybody together lastminute,” Cohen said.
Contact the desk editor at university@dailytarheel.com.
By Meredith Burns
Staff Writer
Students planning a road tripoutside Chapel Hill for Labor Day  weekend might want to check pric-es at the pump before departing.Gas prices are rising in thestate, with average regular gasolineprices up about 30 cents a gallonsince July. Angela Vogel Daley, the N.C.spokeswoman for AAA said pricesin the state have steadily risen sinceJuly 1.The recent spike in prices isuncharacteristic of the late sum-mer season, Daley said.“We usually see gas prices fallin August or at least stabilize,” hesaid.The average gas price in NorthCarolina was $3.68 as of Tuesday.Last month, the average was $3.36.The national retail average of gas is $3.72 per gallon — up from$3.57 a year ago.The rise in gas prices is closely tied to the rising cost of crude oil,Daley said, adding that demandfor oil has risen as the economy continues to strengthen, furtherraising prices.Daley said supply problems— including refinery fires in the western U.S., the prediction of anactive hurricane season and ongo-ing Iranian threats to block oilexports — have also contributed tothe rising cost of oil.Tom Kloza, a chief oil analyst with Oil Price Information Service,an international news service, saidthough presidents often attemptto take credit — or place blame onthe opposing party — for gas prices,President Barack Obama is not atfault for the recent uptick in prices.Presidents have little short-termimpact on the cost of oil and gas,Kloza said. And he said gas prices are likely to fall again in mid-September.“I’m not sure where the prices will be 10 days from now. They might be higher, they might belower,” Kloza said. “But I’m pretty certain 100 days from now that gas will be considerably lower.Gas prices traditionally drop inthe fall as vacation season wrapsup and more gasoline is imported,he said. And gas used in winter monthsis cheaper to manufacture becausethe additives and other ingredientsfor it are less expensive, he said.Daley said it is too early to tellif the rising cost of gas, which isabout 10 cents higher than thistime last year, will affect travel onLabor Day weekend.In the Triangle area, gas prices were $3.71 Tuesday — a 35 centincrease from last month.Freshman Katrina Bond is stay-ing in Chapel Hill during the long weekend, but said the cost of gasdid not affect her decision to stay.She considers high gas prices anunfortunate reality of travel: “You just do what you’ve got to do andcringe later.”
Contact the desk editor at state@dailytarheel.com.
Several a cappella groupsvolated a UNC nosepolcy for the Pt.
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Trangle gas prces are35 cents hgher thanthey were last month.
 Top: Sisters Wendy Aylin Sanchez, 2, and Danna Sanchez, 6, playaround a cow decorated with a birdhouse in the upper quad. Middle:A cow decorated with flames outside of Old West. Bottom left: A cowdecorated with a piano outside of Memorial Hall. Bottom right: A cowdecorated as Rameses in the upper quad.
By Carson Blackwelder
Assistant Arts Editor
CowParadeNC, an offshootof the world’s largest public artexhibit, has put 81 plump sculp-tures out to pasture.These original cow sculptures by regional artists have beenspread around the Triangle andits surrounding areas. Of all of the locales, UNC has the highestconcentration of the herd, with 15placed sporadically across campusearly this week.CowParadeNC is an artisticcharity event benefiting the N.C.Children’s Hospital.Danielle Bates, director of com-munications at the hospital, saidthe original plan was to place thecows on Franklin Street.“But worrying about pedestrianright-of-way and Halloween fes-tivities deterred that,” she said.Each fiberglass bovine weighs125 pounds and is safely securedto a concrete stand weighing 400pounds.Bates said the herd will remainin its current location until at leastDec. 7, after which there will be a livestock auction on Jan. 26.Hosting the CowParade NorthCarolina 2012 Gala Auction isChapel Hill clothing designer Alexander Julian — owner of Julian’s on Franklin Street — andhis wife, Meagan.Bates said CowParadeNC aimsto raise $300,000, the amountraised at CowParade in Madison, Wis. — a parade with similardemographics and herd size toCowParadeNC.The Ackland Art Museum ishosting two grazers: How Now, a  brown cow, and the octopus-cladSt. Augustine Monster.So far, How Now has been a suc-cess in front of the Ackland, saidEmily Bowles, the Ackland’s direc-tor of communications.“There are so many hidden ani-mals in the design,” Bowles said.“The two cows we have are done by artists who really took their craftand style and applied it to the cow 
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By Liz Crampton
Assistant University Editor
Students disappointed by thecancellation of FallFest will stillhave a chance to pack their bags with free stuff.Student organizations will besetting up in the Pit on Friday totry to recreate the festive atmo-sphere, though it will admittedly  be smaller.“We’re trying to do as much as we can to provide opportunities forstudents to get what was going to bedistributed in various ways over a period of time on campus,” said DonLuse, director of the Carolina Union.Some of the most prominentcampus organizations will set up booths around the Pit on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Luse said.“We decided Friday would bea great time for departments tohave an opportunity to promotethemselves during a high traffictime during the week,” said KarenCunningham, director of market-ing and special events for CampusRecreation.The Carolina Union is alsoarranging for extra space to be avail-able in the Pit this week and next.But Luse said FallFest will notentirely be rescheduled due to con-flicts with class schedules.“With student organizations, we’re trying to just make sure we’regetting as many tables around thePit and get the Pit filled as much as we possibly can,” he said.Ray Angle, director of University Career Services, saidhis office will not offer as much on
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Friday as it would have at FallFest.“I would say we’re going to scale back significantly because we wouldhave been posting obstacle coursesand mini golf areas,” Angle said.To compensate for the cancella-tion on Sunday, Carolina Createsorganized several performancegroups, such as the Clef Hangers,an a cappella group, to visit resi-dence halls Sunday night.“It was a cool alternative to theplanned activities of FallFest,said Hudson Vincent, president of Carolina Creates. Vincent said Carolina Creates isalso working with about 50 perfor-mance groups that were scheduledfor FallFest to make appearanceson campus soon.But some students are worriedthe FallFest cancellation will alterthe typical freshmen experience ina negative way.“It’s something you look forwardto as a freshman — so there’s alwaysnext year, but it’s not the same,”sophomore Preetha Naidu said.Freshman Mackenzie Collinssaid she was disappointed to learnthat FallFest would not be happen-ing this year.“Once I realized that people weregoing to be hanging out in the Pitduring classes I felt better about it being canceled,” Collins said.“But the social aspect of FallFestisn’t going to be the same.”
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and used it as their canvas.”Bowles said Emily Kass, the Ackland’s director, was instru-mental in getting the museuminvolved in CowParadeNC.“Our cows are very bright and visible, and they draw your atten-tion upward.”How Now’s creator, Burritt“Bucky” Benson, of Lumberton,said he wanted his cow to getpeople’s imagination going.“This is the first time I’ve paint-ed on a 3-D object,” Benson said.“When I started doing the legs, Irealized what I got myself into.”Benson said he loved the chal-lenge of the project.“I was just tickled to death to bechosen to work on the cow.”
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