Friday, September 21, 2012
The Daily Tar Heel
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By Katharine McAnarney
Much like his boss, BruceCarney just wants to teach.Lost in the upheavalsurrounding Chancellor HoldenThorp’s decision, made publicMonday, to step down in June isthe fact that Carney, the executive vice chancellor and provost, mightnow have to stay in a job he never wanted for even longer. After filling two interimpositions in his career at theUniversity and serving as provostfor two years at Thorp’s request,Carney announced in August thathe would step down in June.Those plans are now on hold.Carney said he will make the bestof it.“Even if I stayed on longer here,(teaching) is still an option,” he said.Carney stepped in as interimprovost in 2009. Before that, in2008, he served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.The search for Carney’sreplacement will be put on holduntil next year, when members of the chancellor search committeecomplete their search.Once a new chancellor ischosen, he or she will direct thesearch for a new provost.Don Curtis, a member of theUNC Board of Trustees, saidthe board will discuss filling thepositions at its meeting Thursday,even though members are tryingto change Thorp’s mind.Ron Strauss, executive viceprovost and chief internationalofficer, said the provost search would resume with the new chancellor.“Provosts function best whenthey enjoy the full confidence andsupport of the chancellor,” Strauss
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By Jenny Drabble
Hillsborough residents Bruce Daltonand Steven Huber were on their way toan air show in Reno, Nev., when Dalton’splane crashed in the Sangre de CristoMountains of Colorado.Dalton, 69, and Huber, 57, were bothkilled in the Sept. 13 crash. Alex Lemishko, senior air safety inves-tigator for the National TransportationSafety Board, said satellites picked up anemergency transmitter locator signal, indi-cating a crash shortly after the plane refu-eled at Pueblo Memorial Airport.“We’re thinking the weather may haveplayed a large part. However, at this point,that’s just speculation,” said HuerfanoCounty Sheriff Bruce Newman.The transportation safety board will begin investigating the wreckage today.Both Dalton and Huber were licensedpilots.Dalton, who started flying when he was16, graduated from UNC-CH’s School of Medicine. He was a retired Army coloneland pediatrician. Audrey Dalton Reichardt said her father was the kind of person who loved to try new things.“He loved flying, riding horses, travel-ling, skiing,” Reichardt said. “He was a really, really active retired man.”Dalton also volunteered for AngelFlight, flying people in need of medicaltreatment to hospitals when they couldn’tafford transportation.“He was kind, good with people, con-fident — the kind of person who fills a room,” Reichardt said. “He was a wonder-ful man, a wonderful father and just a very loved person.”She said another plane crash nine yearsago took part of Dalton’s leg.“People told him he couldn’t ski or rideany more after the accident, but he toldthem, ‘If I can do it and I’m having fun,I’m going to do it.’ He never took no for ananswer,” she said.“He was a big inspiration to a lot of people.”Dalton and Huber met through theirmutual love for flying, Reichardt said.Huber, a UNC-Charlotte alumnus, wasa husband, a father of four, a grandfatherof one, and a friend to all, said DouglasQuick, president of Pinnacle Funding, Inc.,in Durham — where Huber worked as a mortgage consultant.“Steve was not only an employee, butone of my closest friends. He was a hard worker and an outstanding person,” Quick said.Martin Molloy, Huber’s friend of 13 years and business partner at the TriangleReal Estate Investors Association, saidHuber loved helping people as much as heloved flying.“He had a bubbly personality and every time you met him, he had a smile. He was just a kind, good person,” Molloy said.He said Huber was naturally optimistic.“He used to call me every morning. Whether he was having a good day or a bad day, he’d pick up the phone ... and say,‘Good morning partner!’” A memorial service for Dalton will beheld at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church inHillsborough at 3 p.m. Saturday. Detailsabout Huber’s memorial service have not yet been announced.
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Two Hillsborough men werekilled on Sept. 13 in Colorado.
isthe University’sexecutive vicechancellor and pro-vost. He planned tostep down in Junebut will now stayon indefinitely.
After a new chancellor isfound, the search for hisreplacement will resume.
Debating the faCts
Howard Dean speaks during a debate between himself and John Stossel presented by the UNC College Republicans in the Great Hall on Thursday.
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By Jacob Rosenberg
In an election year dominated by presi-dential politics, the mood was set for a dif-ferent kind of debate Thursday on UNC’scampus.“We can actually talk about facts tonight, which will be very fun,” said Howard Dean,former Democratic National Committeechairman and 2004 presidential candidate,in his opening statement.Dean debated John Stossel, host of theFox Business Network show “Stossel,” in theGreat Hall of the Student Union about theproper role of the U.S. federal government.Hosted by the UNC College Republicansin association with the national right-leaning organization Young America’sFoundation, the debate sought to go beyondnormal political discourse, said GarrettJacobs, chairman of the UNC CollegeRepublicans.“It’s a debate on a deeper level of thinkingthan what’s on the news,” Jacobs said.Topics included the role of the Constitutionin government, health policy and even N.C. Amendment One, which was passed in May and constitutionally banned gay marriage.Throughout the night, Stossel advocatedfor a libertarian approach to government’srole in solving problems. When asked about the optimal role of fed-eral, state and local government in health-care, Stossel had a simple response: “None,none and none.”Dean, a former doctor, saw the healthcaredebate as a matter of incentives.“Change the payment system to a pay forpatient and away from a pay for procedure.” Although the speakers disagreed, their views didn’t always align with either of theirrespective parties.“I’m a pragmatist, I’m somewhere in themiddle,” Dean said in his closing statement.In an interview after the debate, Deansaid people should focus more on issuesrather than party.“The voters in Florida and California took redistricting away from politicians and putit in the hands of non-partisan ordinary citi-zens,” he said. “And that’s had a big effect in both those states. We need a lot more of that.”In the debate, Stossel advocated for a freemarket approach to these policy issues.Frank Hill, moderator of the debate anddirector of the Institute for the Public Trust,said points from both speakers will resonate with the increased number of registeredindependent voters in the state.“Basically what they are saying is, ‘Wedon’t like the Democrats because they arespending too much, and we don’t like theRepublicans because they are getting in thesocial issues,’’’ he said.UNC sophomore Shamira Lukomwa saidthe debate solidified her moderate views.“It’s kind of hard for me to understandhow people can see themselves fitting into just one party,” she said. “I feel like bothsides have negatives and positives, and that was kind of shown tonight.”
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By Caroline Pate
Carolina Performing Arts is havingits second most profitable year since2005 — and it’s just getting started.Mark Nelson, director of market-ing and communications for CPA,said he expects15 shows to sellout this season,especially with big-name artists like Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell and the PunchBrothers performing.This year, CPA is focusing on a season-long project, “The Rite of Spring at 100,” the centennial cele- bration of Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky’s avant-garde ballet.“When we put our scheduletogether, we look for a balance as faras what are shows that we know aregoing to be popular and what areshows that we know are maybe notas commercially successful but areartistically important,” Nelson said.Ivis Bohlen, exhibits manager andaward coordinator at UNC Press,said this year’s program lineup— with the “The Rite of Spring”emphasis — prompted her to buy season tickets for the first time witha friend.“It’s definitely a ticket-worthy sea-son, I think, because of its breadthof interpretation,” Bohlen said.Holly Hall, a Chapel Hill resident who is taking Russian classes atUNC, also said she’s excited aboutthe Rite of Spring performances,especially for the interpretationsthat are closer to the original.“I’m really excited about the sea-son,” Hall said. “I’m hoping that this will get me into the habit of going toperformance again.”Hall said she tried to get tickets forThe Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-YoMa at the end of August, but by then,student tickets were already sold out.“If anything, I’m probably justgoing to go early and see if anythingshows up,” she said.Nelson said the older demograph-ic of CPA patrons typically skewstoward orchestral performances,
This season has beenCPA’s second mostprofitable since 2005.
which are a big seller for CPA. Hesaid the younger demographic usu-ally attends the shows featuringmore well-known artists and tendsto be more receptive to newer, moreexperimental work.Nelson said that, on average, one-third of an audience is made up of students. He said he enjoys seeingthe different demographics mixingat performances.“You’ll have a very nicely dressedcouple from the Governors Clubcoming down that just had dinner atthe Lantern or something, and then you’ll have students in shorts, flipflops and a backpack,” Nelson said.Bohlen said some of her friends who are interested in the arts areeven talking about CPA’s season onTwitter.“Their slogan they have on the buses is really true — the world iscoming to Carolina.”
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wrote in an email.Carney said the chancellorhas the final say in selecting a new provost because the provostreports to the chancellor.“In the normal course of events,if the chancellor decides to leave,the provost stays on for a while,”he said.“When our new chancellorarrives, I assume that we’ll talk about my future.”Carney said in a previous inter- view that appointing an interimprovost would be a logical plan.“The new chancellor may wishto appoint an interim provost sothat I could return to my homedepartment, or ask me to stay on while the search for a new provostgets underway,” he said.Carney said if the new chancellorasks him to stay on, he will considerit based on the circumstances.“The goal is to do what I can tohelp the University,” Carney said.“If staying on a bit longer is theright thing to do, I’ll do that.”“I would embrace it.”Carney said he and Thorp havediscussed what they would like toaccomplish by the end of the year.“He wants to take care of prob-lems that have been identified sothe new chancellor can come in with a new slate,” Carney said.Strauss said he hopes Carney will remain provost until a replacement takes over.“His steady guidance would make a real differenceas UNC transitions to a new administrative leadership.”
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Top 10 ticket sales
Carolina Performing Arts’2012-13 season has soldmore than 9,000 tickets so far.
SOURCE: CAROLINA PERFORMING ARTS
1. Silk Road #11,314
7. Carolina Chocolate Drops
9. Mariinsky #2
10. Mariinsky #1
8. Jorey Ballet #1
6. Cleveland Orchestra
4. Punch Brothers
3. Silk Road #2
1,1102. Joshua Bell1,211
Number of ticketsShow
Carolina Performing Arts ticket sales
The 2012-13 season has the second highest presale of tickets compared to recent seasons. The seasonwith the highest ticket sales featured the world-renowned Russian Bolshoi Ballet.
SOURCE: CAROLINA PERFORMING ARTSDTH/MAEGAN CLAWGES
T i c k e t s S o l d
Presale as of Sept. 17Year-end total
010,00020,00030,00040,00050,00060,00070,00080,000‘05-’06 ‘06-’07 ‘07-’08 ‘08-’09 ‘09-’10 ‘10-’11 ‘11-’12 ‘12-’13