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The Daily Tar Heel for January 15, 2013

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
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MARGARET SPELLINGS
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
dailytarheel.com
Volume 120, Issue 130
THE
GAP
Resolution passes to opposefalse reproductive advice
By Cammie Bellamy
Assistant City Editor
In a unanimous vote Monday night,Chapel Hill became the first town in theSoutheast to approve a resolution oppos-ing deceptive practices in women’s repro-ductive health care.The resolution was written by NARALPro-Choice North Carolina, an abortionrights activist group.NARAL presented the resolution to theChapel Hill Town Council in response toconcerns about crisis pregnancy centers— or family planning organizations thatprovide alternatives to abortion.The resolution calls for the N.C.General Assembly to legally rein in cen-ters’ practices considered misleading, suchas telling pregnant clients that abortionposes risks to their health. According to a 2011 NARAL study,there are 122 crisis pregnancy centers inNorth Carolina.In an interview before the vote,Councilman Jim Ward said the resolutionis meant only to show the town’s supportfor accuracy in women’s health care.Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt stressed thefact that the resolution will not affect theability of nearby centers to operate.“The town of Chapel Hill is not in a position tell anyone in this arena whatthey can or can’t do,” he said.Suzanne Buckley, executive director forNARAL’s N.C. chapter, said though hergroup pushes for abortion rights, this is just an issue of medical accuracy.“This is not about abortion, pro-choiceor pro-life,” she said.“This is really about the women of North Carolina. We think everyone canagree that no one should be misled abouttheir health care options.”
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PAGe7
More globalstudents tocome to UNC
By Haley Waxman
Staff Writer
International students will be allowed to directly enroll at UNC for the first time this fall, as part of aneffort to increase the global presence on a campuslagging behind its peers in that respect.The new Global Visiting Students program will give20 international students the opportunity to attendUNC for one or two semesters for credit.The direct enrollment is different from a traditionalforeign exchange program, in which the number of students UNC sends must be equal to the number itreceives.Katie Bowler, UNC’s director of global relations, saidthe program only caters to international students.“This program is about incoming students andinternational students outside of an exchange programthat may not be pursuing four years of study in the U.S., but would like to study here short term,” she said.The program was created in response to a theme setforth by the 2011 Academic Plan, which aimed to extendUNC’s global presence, teaching, research and publicservice.The University does not enroll as many internationalstudents as its peers. According to a 2009 report fromUNC Global, the percentage of international studentsenrolled as undergraduates hovered above 1 percent,compared to more than 5 percent for Duke University and the national average of similar colleges — 4 percent.Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer, said the ability to work cross-culturally is important to students’ careers andunderstanding of the world.“Being a globally aware student is of very highimportance for Carolina, and we’ve taken lots of steps to becoming a more global university,” he said.Prospective international students will apply through both the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and theStudy Abroad Office.“We’re very committed to making sure the students
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global program,
PAGe 7
New budget process vexes Town Council
By Thompson Wall
Staff Writer
In the face of a weak economy andgrowing costs, Chapel Hill’s effort to bet-ter balance its budget is causing confusionamong members of the Chapel Hill TownCouncil.On Wednesday, the council ranked 25goals and prioritized funds for long-termprojects — and development was at thetop of the council’s list. Environmentalstewardship ranked as the lowest priority.The town first used the priority-basedsystem last year to allocate its $90.5 mil-lion budget.The system — which allows the town toadjust department budgets individually rather than make across-the-board cuts— is also intended to provide more oppor-tunities for public input. But some councilmembers question its ability to simplify the budgeting process.“As Councilman (Jim) Ward said, these words are so amorphous that I truly amnot sure what they mean,” Town Councilmember Matt Czajkowski said.“I think in an effort to tie in Chapel Hill2020, council goals and everything elseall into words that somehow fit together, you end up diluting the words to the point where it’s not really clear what they mean.Czajkowski said the ambiguity of these budget categories — which include com-munity, safety and accessibility — makesthe initiatives bleed into one another,creating confusion about what the votersactually wanted.“Interestingly, the one thing that struck me was that parking was amongst thelowest priorities when you look at the con-sensus votes of the council,” Czajkowskisaid. “Are people really saying we don’tneed to spend anymore money or time onparking? Maybe, but I think that’s a bit oa revelation to me because I really wonderif the community as a whole would agree with that. Ward said prioritizing issues will havereal consequences — perhaps detractingfrom the town’s ability to fund projects, such
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PAGe 7
By Henry Gargan
Assistant Sports Editor
The Atlantic Coast Conference and itsmember schools publicly take pride inmodeling a healthy compromise betweenexcellent athletics and academics.But researchers at the College SportResearch Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill are wondering if student-athletes — at leastthe ones who turn a profit for their schools— are representative of that compromise.The answer is no, according to the thirdannual Adjusted Graduation Gap reportreleased Thursday by the institute. Thereport compares student-athletes’ graduationrates with those of their full-time peers. Although its gap closed five percent-age points from 2011, the ACC ranks lastamong the NCAA’s 30 Division I men’s basketball conferences, boasting the larg-est gap in graduation rates between playersand the general full-time student body: 36percentage points. The average is a gap of 20 percentage points.For women’s players, the gap is consid-erably smaller, averaging 9.2 percentagepoints. Still, the ACC ranks 20th. Woodrow Eckard, a professor of econom-ics at the University of Colorado-Denver,developed the metric used in the report. Hesaid the goal of the report was to create anapples-to-apples comparison of student-athletes to other full-time students.“The purest comparison would be to com-pare athletes to full-time students with full-time jobs,” he said. “But how many full-timestudents do you know with full-time jobs?”Other metrics of student-athletes’ aca-demic performance fail to separate part-time student graduation rates from thoseof other full-time students, he said. As a result, overall graduation ratesused by the NCAA are brought down by part-time students, who take longer tograduate than their full-time peers. Thisoversight, Eckerd said, obscures the gapin graduation rates that his team’s reportreveals.UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham declined to comment on thereport. Other representatives from theathletic department were unavailable.
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Someone reported a sus-picious person at 407 Lindsey St. between 12:10 a.m. and12:15 a.m. Monday, accordingto Chapel Hill police reports.The person was hiding inthe parking lot area, reportsstate.
 
Someone reported hear-ing one gunshots at 128Johnson St. at 8:49 p.m.Sunday, according to ChapelHill police reports.
 
Someone stole a wallet atthe post office located at 125S. Estes Drive at 6:12 p.m.Sunday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The Louis Vuitton walletcontained $80 in cash, a driv-er’s license and credit cards,reports state.
 
Someone reported a suspicious condition at 222Old Fayetteville Road at 4:20p.m. Thursday, according toCarrboro police reports.The person said a white,clean-shaven male wearinga backpack tried to unlock the door of her apartment,reports state.
 
Someone broke into andentered a residence at 204Cobblestone Drive betweennoon and 5:45 p.m. Thursday,according to Carrboro policereports.
 
Someone broke intoand entered an apartment atRidgewood Apartments at404 Jones Ferry Road at 12:11p.m. Thursday, according toCarrboro police reports.
POLICE LOG
News
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Daily Tar Heel
2
COrrECtIOns
Due to a reporting error, Monday’s front page story “Rogers Road Task Force may be disbanded”said Chapel Hill Council member Lee Storrow is a member of the Rogers Road Task Force. He is nota member.Monday’s page 5 story “County meeting sparks fiery email exchange” said a Dec. 11 OrangeCounty Board of Commissioners meeting caused an email exchange between County CommissionerPenny Rich and Chapel Hill Planning Board Chairwoman Del Snow. The two women did not emaileach other; they emailed members of the Chapel Hill Town Council.The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.
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Here’s a timely reason why  you should apply to be a partof the DTH staff:1. It matters.College media is a forcefor good. An example fromThe Daily O’Collegian atOklahoma State: One day in early December, theO’Collegian staff got ananonymous email tip thata former student had com-mitted a string of sexualassaults. The paper contactedthe police, who found evi-dence suggesting that saidmale had committed sexualassaults in the double digits. Worse yet, the university knew about it, and had nottold police. Oklahoma Statehid behind (wait for it!) theFamily Educational Rightsand Privacy Act in decliningto notify police. Without theO’Collegian, who knows how long it would have taken forthis case to come to light? With the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse tothe ACC football lineup, theconference has made smallchanges to the way it struc-tures its teams’ schedules.Pittsburgh will play inthe Coastal Division, andSyracuse in the Atlantic. As before, each team willplay eight conference games— six against divisional oppo-nents, and two against cross-divisional opponents. Of those two games, one is guar-anteed every season, and theother is rotating. N.C. Stateis UNC’s protected crossovergame, and in 2013 UNC’sother Atlantic opponent will be Boston College.The following is the orderof UNC’s conference sched-ule. Exact dates have yet to bereleased:UNC vs. Duke, atGeorgia Tech, vs. Miami, atPittsburgh, vs. Virginia, at Virginia Tech, at N.C. Stateand vs. Boston College.
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he spring semester brings not only ambiguous weather patterns andRateMyProfessor binges, but a resurgenceof The Daily Tar Heel’s lively blog scene.Below are selections from two of the DTH’s mostactive blogs — The Editor’s Blog and From The PressBox.
 
By Kathryn Trogdon
Staff Writer
The Chapel Hill Town Councilmoved forward Monday with aninitiative to provide Internet tocommunities, despite concernsabout its legality.The Gig.U initiative is a nation- wide effort to provide high-speedInternet access to universities andtheir surrounding communities thathas been successful in states likeFlorida and Maine.North Carolina began its owninitiative under the North Carolina Next Generation Network group— made up of six municipalities,including Chapel Hill and Carrboro,and universities like UNC andDuke.The group hopes to release a request for proposal Feb. 1. Thisallows potential network service pro- viders to submit proposals for the job.In November, Cynthia Pols, a telecommunications attorney, con-tacted the group about major prob-lems with its request.One of the problems is the legal-ity of some of the objectives — spe-cifically one that would requirelow-cost Internet in low-incomeneighborhoods.Under state and federal laws,North Carolina municipalitiescan neither franchise nor regulate broadband systems, Pols said.“North Carolina is a unique beastin terms of the restraints in munici-palities,” she said. “The NorthCarolina legislature has essentially prohibited municipal involvementin the broadband arena.”Because municipalities do nothave these powers in North Carolina,the network group cannot enforce thecontract with the service provider.Despite raising these concerns,Pols said the group has done littleto address the issues.“We tried to alert them to someof these issues a while back,” Polssaid. “There doesn’t seem to be any  willingness to address these things.”But Terri Buckner, project man-ager at UNC for information tech-nology, said she believes that thegroup has made accommodationsfor these concerns.Carrboro Mayor Mark Chiltonexpressed concerns about the initia-tive at the town council meeting.He said if members spent moretime on it, the group could betteraddress the enforcement issues.“There is no requirement that weact by (Feb. 1),” Chilton said.Despite the possible legal andenforcement issues, many support-ed the initiative at the meeting.Marc Hoit, vice chancellor forinformation technology at N.C.State University — which is also a part of the network group — said hesupported the initiative.“It’s fiber and bandwidth. That’sthe new future. If cities don’t havethat they will not be able to moveforward,” he said.The Carrboro Board of Aldermen will discuss Gig.U at 7:30 p.m.today.
Contact the desk editor at city@dailytarheel.com.
By Victor De La Cruz
Staff Writer
Senior Stirling Little believes video game cultureclearly illuminates the problem of gender harassment.He lectured about this rampant discrimination at theTEDxUNC Student Speaker Finals Monday night, shar-ing that two-thirds of women playing video games lieabout their gender to avoid harassment.“Not thinking about it is a willful refusal to look atsome really important issues that are going on today,”Little said.“All of these women are being treated horribly, sopoorly, that 67 percent of the women and girls playinggames have reported about lying or hiding their sex forfear of harassment.”Seven finalists — Peacemaker Myoung, JonathanHebert, Portia Nleya, Eli Hornstein, David Freifeld,Laura Rozo and Little — all gave five-minute speechesarguing that they should be selected as the studentspeaker at the TEDxUNC conference on Feb. 9.The finalists gave previews of their talks, and werethen voted on by the audience through a ballot. Morethan 500 people showed up for the event, which alsoincluded a performance by Mipso, a popular localmusic group. Everyone who attended the event receiveda ticket to TEDxUNC.The winner will be announced Wednesday along with the rest of the speakers.Hornstein, a junior, said conservation is the mostpressing issue facing the world today.He gave a demonstration of conservation after trav-eling to Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2010 and seeing firsthandhow quickly the ice on top of the mountain was meltingafter previously seeing it in 1997.“What must it be like if this sort of sudden extremechange can happen in my lifetime, what must it be likeif you’re an organism that lives there?” he said.Hornstein then demonstrated the theory of “genedrive” — the spread of a single gene rapidly through a natural population — by placing green sheets under-neath audience members’ chairs for them to hold up,and then turn around if they make eye contact withsomeone holding a red piece of paper.Hebert, an improv comedy performer, spoke about
Carolina Performing Arts, led by Emil Kang, executivedirector for the arts at UNC, is halfway through its seasoncelebrating the centennial anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’scontroversial ballet “The Rite of Spring.”  Staff writer Breanna Kerr sat down with Kang to discussthe “The Rite of Spring at 100” season and as its impact onboth the University and global communities.
Daily Tar Heel:
How do you think the fall semester wentfor “The Rite of Spring at 100?”
Emil Kang:
Overall, it exceeded our expectations. I wouldsay the audience’s enthusiasm behind the idea of “The Riteof Spring at 100” was something we underestimated, andaudiences were incredibly supportive of the artistic idea.The opportunity to present artists no one had ever seen before through these commissioned works was a risk —and the fact that we had a chance to share these ideas withour audiences was something I think we knew we always wanted to do. We got a lot of great feedback — a lot of full houses. Wealso had two articles in The New York Times and a bigarticle in The New Yorker.
DTH:
 What do you think the biggest successes were? Can you can pin one down?
EK:
I don’t think there is one. But for me, the biggest successis the reach of the idea across the campus and the community.
DTH: 
Do you have any different aspirations or plans forthe spring semester?
EK:
The semester and the year start off next week with a  world premiere by two of the greatest living artists: Bill T.Jones and Anne Bogart.I just attended a preview of it in New York on Thursday,and it sold out. That premieres next Friday, and for me that will be the biggest thing this semester. We will be presenting a bunch of new works from theaterto music to dance — it goes all the way to end of April.
DTH: 
 Which specific performances should people pay spe-cial attention to this semester in “The Rite of Spring” series?
EK:
People ask me that all the time, and it’s like pickingamong your favorite children.Every performance has a backstory. Nothing is somethingthat we just found in a catalog and said, “OK, we would like
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Immigrants with work rights denied driver’s licenses
By Eric Garcia
Staff Writer
Many of North Carolina’s young illegalimmigrants have received federal approval toapply for worker’s permits — but per currentstate policy, they are not able to drive to a job.Last summer, President Barack Obama’sadministration granted some illegal immigrants brought to the country as children deferredaction, a two-year grace period from deportationin which they can apply for a work permit. According to a report by the ImmigrationPolicy Center, about 18,000 illegal immigrantsare eligible for deferred action in North Carolina.The state’s Division of Motor Vehicles haltedits issuing of driver’s licenses to those who wouldqualify for the deferred action program and istrying to reconcile state laws with federal policy.Marge Howell, spokeswoman for the N.C.Division of Motor Vehicles, said the departmentis waiting for an opinion from N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper to resolve the issue.State law requires proof of Social Security to receive a driver’s license in most cases, saidJeanette Doran, executive director of the right-leaning N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law.But an exemption allows those without a Social Security number to apply if they haveproof of residence in the country, she said.The question remains whether a worker’s per-mit counts as an appropriate proof of residence.Doran said state officials are taking theproper actions to determine how state lawsmesh with the federal program.“I think it’s a good idea for state agencies toconsult with what the law requires or doesn’trequire,” she said.Ivan Parra, executive director of the N.C.Latino Coalition, said the current statelaws concerning driver’s licenses create aninconvenience for young illegal immigrants.“They are allowed to be here but are notallowed to move to their employers,” he said.“That causes a lot of problems for thousands of people who applied for this important program.”Howell said she does not think Republicanleaders are responsible for the move to deny deferred action recipients licenses.She said the DMV has been discussing theissue with the attorney general since formerGov. Bev Perdue’s Democratic administration.But Jose Rico, spokesman for the N.C.DREAM Team, an immigrant advocacy group,attributed the practice of denying deferredaction recipients driver’s licenses to theRepublican leadership in Raleigh.“We see the people in power playing politics with our lives,” Rico said. “Now that thefederal government has created a pathway,they have created this roadblock.” 
Contact the desk editor at state@dailytarheel.com.
Students vie for TEDx spot
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Emil Kang is the executive director for the arts at UNC. He is in charge of Carolina Performing Arts’ “The Rite of Spring at 100” season.
Gig.U initiative faces legal hurdles in NC
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 The line for entry stretches across the FedEx Global Center.Every person who attended got a ticket to TEDxUNC.
Some illegal immigrants areeligible for work permits.The winner of the student speakerfinals will be announced Wednesday.N.C. municipalities can’tregulate broadbandsystems, per state law.
one of these and one of these.” They are all a result of years of gestation and collaboration and discussion, so in this one —this Bill and Anne one — you have two giants.I really feel, in the potential in our community, that if youengage a little bit with something you don’t know, you may  be surprised in how interesting you may find it.It’s not a question of it being fun — that’s not what we’reshowing you — it’s what can make you think about things ina different way, and that’s what good art does.It can also be fun, but ultimately its about opening yourmind. Sometimes it can serve as a pallet cleanser to clearout stuff, something like a spirit enema. You can think of a  way where it just cleans everything out.
DTH:
So far, has the season lived up to your original expec-tations? Why and how?
EK:
The only expectations we had were meeting our bud-getary goals.Everything else was more fuzzy — how we could empha-size our commitment in supporting the creation of new work  by artists around the world, by communicating to the globalarts ecology that Chapel Hill is an important destination forart and to get students to see art as another form of learning.That’s the role that we play here: extending the learning out-side the classroom, introducing new ideas, new cultures, new philosophies, new thinking, new beliefs into our community. We get questions a lot like, “Why don’t you do things thatare more fun for the students?”My response to that is that there is already enough of thatout there, and it isn’t necessarily our job to do that, because
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 you can get that through commercial means.The reason we support the work that we do is because weare trying to push people’s buttons. The more response weget — good or bad — the better we feel we’ve done.Not everything we do is perfect, so it’s much more a mat-ter of taking chances and taking risks. I am a big believer incommunicating to students this idea that your undergradu-ate career is the time for you to take risks, so we like to rep-resent that in our own way with what we do.
DTH:
Has the reaction from students, faculty and com-munity members been what you expected, more than or lessthan? Why do you think that is?
EK:
I think it’s interesting because we are talking aboutsome serious art, and it always occupies only a fraction of the consciousness of our general population. We’re nevergoing to reach the kind of status of pop culture and athlet-ics, but that’s not the bar by which we measure ourselves.For us, the key is looking at how do we fit in this global world — just like UNC as an institution does fit. We arelooking at this idea of the local and the global and how do we connect with North Carolina and the world. What we do is try to bring the world to Chapel Hill.how he takes the lessons he learns from the stage andincorporates them into his life.“If you do something on stage that scares you, thefun you can have on the other side is greater becauseplaying safe is fun.“I became an opportunist through failure,” Hebertsaid. “We need this mentality of positivity.Nleya said she was overwhelmed by the large turn-out.“It was definitely amazing, and I was pretty nervousabout the crowd but not about the talk,” she said.Rachel Myrick, co-founder of TEDxUNC, said thefinalists demonstrated a lot of talent.“We were really blown away by the kind of talentthat we saw and the great ideas that we saw just by from putting this contest out there,” she said.
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