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The Daily Tar Heel for January 30, 2013

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But two complaints filedMonday are sure to distract, at leastpartly, from the issues.Jones and Lambden filed two joint complaints against Lodaya and Lindsey. The complaintsaccused them of unfair campaignpractices in violation of Title VI of the Student Code.“We just wanted to make sureeveryone was on a level playing
Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Volume 120, Issue 140
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 The General Assembly opens today with major legislative issues likely to be voter ID, tax reform and education reform.
By Claire Williams
Assistant State & National Editor
Gov. Pat McCrory caused a stir Tuesday after making con-troversial comments about therelevance of a liberal arts educa-tion at public universities on a radio talk show.“If you want to take genderstudies, that’s fine, go to a pri- vate school and take it,” he said,responding to conservative hostBill Bennett’s quip about UNC-CH’s department of women’sand gender studies.“But I don’t want to subsidizethat if that’s not going to getsomeone a job.”McCrory said in the inter- view that his staff is working onlegislation to revamp the state’shigher education system andprioritize vocational education.He said his proposal would bet-ter prepare students for seekingemployment after graduation.
McCrory jabstirs debateon education
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NC GOP takes control o legislative agenda
By Jacob Rosenberg
Staff Writer
Republicans begin their single-party control of the legislature andthe governor’s mansion today, withthe year’s first meeting of the N.C.General Assembly.The lack of opposition for theGOP, which controls both branchesof government for the first timein 140 years, could to lead to theimplementation of long-term party goals — on policy areas rangingfrom education to taxes.“The Republicans are setting theagenda, and we are just watching,”said Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange.
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Protesting former Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a voter ID bill lastsession was a major stump of Gov.Pat McCrory’s campaign.The bill will be pushed again by Republicans legislators, said SenatePresident Pro Tempore Phil Berger,R-Guilford, in a press conference.“I don’t think there’s any dis-agreement between the House andthe Senate or with the governor onthe need for us to move forward with a photo-ID requirement,” hesaid.But a report challenging thelegality of a possible bill mightcause Republicans to be more cau-tious.The report, conducted by theState Board of Elections, found thatmore than 9 percent of N.C. voterslack a photo ID.Of these voters, 34 percent are between the ages of 41 and 65 andabout 30 percent are black.Critics of a voter ID law claimthese demographics would be dis-enfranchised by a law requiring a photo ID at the poll.The findings might clash withfederal provisions that protect vot-ing rights based on race and otherminority groups.“It is important that whatever bill comes forward meets with therequirements that have been setout with complying with the (U.S.)Constitution,” Berger said.
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Unlike voter ID, there might bemore separation between McCrory and Republican legislators on taxreform.The Civitas Institute, a conserva-tive N.C.-based think tank, releaseda study calling for the eliminationof state personal and corporateincome taxes, and a higher andmore widely applied sales tax.Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg,and other legislators have already advocated for a tax reform pro-posal. They plan to introduce it thissession, said Brian Balfour, direc-tor of policy and operations for theCivitas Institute.“In order to grow an economy weneed business investment, and rightnow the biggest obstacle to that isincome taxes” Balfour said.But Democrats like Sen. FloydMcKissick, D-Durham, called the
Debate cntinues nvcatinal traininversus liberal arts.
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“It’s not based on butts inseats but on how many of those butts can get jobs,” he said.But UNC-system PresidentThomas Ross said the universi-ty’s value to the state should not be measured by jobs alone.“Our three-part mission of teaching, research and publicservice requires that we preparestudents withthe talent andabilities tosucceed in the workforce, because tal-ent will be thekey to eco-nomic growth... highereducationplays a key role in ensur-ing a higherquality of lifefor all NorthCarolinians.”Jan Boxill, a professor of phi-losophy and chairwoman of thefaculty at UNC, also said peopleneed to consider the benefits of a liberal arts education.“Education is more than justtraining people for jobs today,”she said. “We help students become problem solvers and cre-ators for the jobs of the future.”Liberal arts teaches studentscritical thinking skills, whichare attractive to potentialemployers, Boxill said.“If we want to retain ourstatus as educators in the state,nation and world, I think rea-sonable people will see thatuniversities are where the inno- vators are,” she said.Boxill said students studyingphilosophy often pursue careersin fields including law, criminal justice and entrepreneurship.Sara-Kathryn Bryan, a soph-omore majoring in women’sstudies, said the skills she islearning will help her secure a  job, but the value of her educa-
Tweets about McCrory
SOURCE: WWW.TWITTER.COMDTH/KATIE PERKINSON
 John Frank @ByJohnFrank
Want to take gender studies?Go to a private college, #ncgovPat McCrory says in radiointerview Tuesday.bit.ly/Wd8aEo #ncpol #ncga
Whitney Brown@cakenessmonster
I wish Bill Friday were stillaround so he could beat PatMcCrory's a--.
Alyssa McDonald@AlyssaMcDeezy
Honestly what Pat McCrorysaid makes sense...
Kathleen Goolsby@kgoolsby
People not welcome at UNC:Mark Gottfried, Coach K, PatMcCrory. C'mon Gov, whatchatrying to accomplish byattacking us?#hatersgonnahate
By Brandon Moree
Sports Editor
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — P.J.Hairston was the only bright spot inthe North Carolina men’s basketballteam’s loss to N.C. State on Saturday.He dropped 19 points in just 17 minutes of play and hit some big-time 3-point shots that kept the TarHeels close.Tuesday night at Boston College,he picked up right where he leftoff. Hairston was one of the firstreserves off the bench as he came inabout three minutes into the game,and he quickly made his mark onthe Tar Heels’ 82-70 win.“It’s always good when P.J.’s mak-
By Katharine McAnarney
Staff Writer
Students will have at least twooptions when choosing the nextstudent body president.The Board of Elections certified juniors Will Lindsey and Christy Lambden to be on the ballot forstudent body president Tuesdanight. Lindsey’s campaign collected1,927 petition signatures whileLambden had 1,890.Candidates had one week toobtain the required 1,250 signa-tures to be placed on the ballot.Candidates Hetali Lodaya, RobJones and Kevin Claybren didn’tmeet the threshold.Lodaya had 1,230 signatures,Jones had 1,195 and Claybren had1,018. The candidates are given a 24-hour extension and have until 5p.m. today to meet the number.“Our on-campus presence wasour biggest draw for signatures,Lindsey said. “We had a strongteam on campus, mostly aroundthe Pit.”Claybren said he is still collect-ing signatures and talking to stu-dents about his platform.“I think being very transparentabout what you want to do for theUniversity and how to make thathappen will be important,” he said.Candidates said their teams werecrucial in making the ballot.“I think the campaign team we’ve been able to build is diverse,Lambden said. “They gave up timeto help me get on the ballot, andI appreciate everything they’vedone.”The candidates said they haveteams ranging from 15 to 100people.Lodaya said she hopes to talk tomore students and discuss the key points of her platform.“This is the part of the pro-cess I like because I get to meet(students) and talk about what isimportant to them,” she said.The first debate will be held today at 7 p.m., hosted by the Dialecticand Philanthropic Societies, for only certified candidates.
Hairston injuredin ACC victory 
2 of 5 qualify for SBP ballot
MEN’S BASKETBALL: UNC 82, BoSToN CoLLEgE 70
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ing shots,” freshman point guardMarcus Paige said of his sophomoreteammate. “We’re such a betterteam. He brings such a lift off the bench, and he’s such a great playerthat when he’s making shots we’re a tough team to beat. As strong as his start was, his staon the floor was cut short by a nasty collision with Dexter Strickland andPatrick Heckmann. With just a touch more than fourminutes left in the first half, Hairstonand Strickland leapt to contestHeckmann’s layup attempt. Hairstoncaught the worst of the collision, asStrickland’s elbow struck his head.“That was my fault, man,”
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Few students enjoy having to alter theirOnyen password every ew months,but a new proposal could mean thatpasswords last or a year. The only hitch:more complicated passwords. Ofcialssay the proposal would better protectstudents’ inormation.
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EARLY ACTION
Early applicants receivedtheir admissions decisionsFriday. This year was morecompetitive, with 15 percentmore applicants. The aver-age SAT score among theaccepted was 2026.
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Despite the fact that 99 percent of the world hates him (minus #TeamBreezy,of course), Chris Brown keeps on keepin’on as if he’s king of the world. Or Jesus.The mediocre musician and abuserused Instagram to compare himself toChrist on Tuesday, a day after he punchedrapper Frank Ocean in the face. Just, ugh.
QUOTED.
“During the game, the majority of the (Miami) students standing near us would physically turn their backs on theirown team in order to comment on the sizeof our penises.— An insufferable Duke graduate attendsa Miami game in Duke blue and writes aninsufferable letter about it. Of course.
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orget security alarms, door locks or any of that nonsense, andarm yourself instead with the word of God. Literally. A Florida woman invoked Jesus’ name as a defense during what might have turned into an armed robbery, saving herself and the attendees at her jewelry party. She says she and 15 other women were enjoying the party when a 24-year-old in a bandana burst throughthe open door, brandishing a gun and demanding money and phones.Jacquie Hagler would have no such thing. Standing her ground, shedemanded the man leave. When he threatened to shoot, the women began chanting, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,” until the understandably freaked out man dashed back out. In God’s name we trust.
Jesus saves … your petty cash
From staf and wire reports
DAILY DOSE
 
Someone stole a wallet at1201 Raleigh Road between3:26 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.Monday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person took the vic-tim’s wallet from the counter.The wallet contained $400 ingift cards and $225 in cash,among other items, reportsstate.
 
Chapel Hill police helda K-9 demonstration at 828Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill policereports.
 
Someone went missingat 81 S. Elliot Road between5:30 p.m. and 6:27 p.m.Sunday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person went missingfrom Whole Foods, reportsstate.
 
Carrie Jane Duval, 59, was arrested and charged with simple assault at 101Kildaire Road at 4:39 p.m.Sunday, according to ChapelHill police reports.Duval used personal weap-ons in the assault, reportsstate.
 
Someone stole usingtrickery at 400 NottinghamDrive between 2:17 p.m. and2:37 p.m. Monday, accordingto Chapel Hill police reports.The person committed a phone scam, reports state.
 
Someone communicatedthreats at 313 E. Main St. at12:06 a.m. Monday, accordingto Carrboro police reports.The person approachedthe victim for money. Whenthe victim refused, the personsaid, “I’ll knock your s--- out,”reports state.
 
Someone found a walletat 310 N. Greensboro St. at2 a.m. Monday, according toCarrboro police reports.
POLICE LOG
 
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qigong chillin’
S
inead Corrigan, left, and Steven Lambethpractice Qigong on Tuesday in the Arboretum.Qigong, pronounced “chi gong,” is an ancientChinese form of moving meditation. “It makes mehappier,” Corrigan said.
dth/kathryn bennett
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Police arrest suspect inTuesday robbery at bank 
Chapel Hill police arrestedDenis Dion Smith, of 509Englewood Ave., in Durhamin connection with a strongarmed robbery that occurredoutside the Wells Fargo Bank on Banks Drive at 1:10 p.m.Tuesday.Police believe Smithgrabbed a bank bag from the victim and fled the scene in a gray sedan. After a brief foot pursuit,police were able to apprehendSmith.Smith has been charged with common law robbery,felony possession of stolengoods, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony possession of cocaine, felony larceny and misdemeanor hitand run, among other charges.Smith is being held in theOrange County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.
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By Sarah Niss
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High school seniors who receivedtheir acceptance letters to UNCFriday faced a more competitiveearly-action pool — with 15 percentmore applicants than last year.The Office of Undergraduate Admissions received 15,169 applica-tions for the early action deadline.Only 5,393 students were offeredadmission.Of those, 3,618 are NorthCarolina residents, and 1,775 comefrom out of state. Ashley Memory, assistant directorof admissions, said more applica-tions were received this year overall.30,689 applications were countedfrom both deadlines, exceeding last year’s total of 29,497.Last year, the University switchedto the Common Application and thenumber of applicants increased, butthe number of early action applica-tions dropped. Memory said thismight have been due to an earlierdeadline for the new application.This year, the admissions officereminded students of the deadline inadvance, and the increase in appli-cants could represent an adjustmentto the earlier date, she said.Rachel Metcalf, a high schoolsenior from Morehead City whoreceived her acceptance Friday, saidusing the Common Application wassimpler because she had already filled it out for other schools. Among the accepted students, theaverage SAT score is 2026 and theaverage ACT score is 31.“A lot of our strongest appli-cants tend to apply first deadline,”Memory said.She stressed that the acceptedstudents represent more than juststatistics, and many participated in a  variety of public service endeavors.“I was shocked at some people thatgot deferred,” said Rally Tocheva, a Charlotte resident who was accepted.Those accepted include studentsfrom 92 North Carolina counties, 47 states and 25 countries.Once an application is received
Office of UnderraduateAdmissions offered 5,393students admission.
By Megan Cassella
Assistant University Editor
Members of the UNC musicdepartment are mourning the sud-den death of a UNC music professorand violinist.Richard Luby died unexpect-edly, and details about the death areunknown, said Tonu Kalam, a musicprofessor in the department, whoheard of his death Tuesday.Mark Katz, chairman of the musicdepartment, said he had receivedemails from Luby as recently as lateMonday night.“He was not sick at all,” Katz saidon Tuesday. “We were supposed tomeet tomorrow.” A memorial will be held in HillHall Auditorium at 1 p.m. Friday.Luby had spent 34 years in UNC’smusic department, where he washired in 1979. He was assistantchairman of the department and worked with students on the violin, which he played professionally.Students and colleagues describedLuby as a kind and warm-heartedperson, alwayslending a hand wherever he wasneeded.“He was a very generous soul,somebody who was willing to giveup his time andknowledge andenergy,” Kalamsaid.“He was alwaysas helpful as hecould be, commit-ted to building a  very strong stringprogram here.”Katz said Luby’s dedication to hisstudents had a huge impact on themusic department’s performanceprogram, which he worked to buildup over the years.“He brought it up to the high cali- ber that it is now,” Katz said.“He recruited students that wereso good they could have gone to any of the best (music) conservatories, but they came here — to a liberalarts department — because of him.”Kalam said Luby seemed to work seven days a week, with both stu-dents from UNC and elsewhere. Hesaid it was a rare occasion that Luby  would turn down something that was asked of him.“I would often be in on the week-ends and I would see him in HillHall just listening to a student,” Katzsaid.“He was just so dedicated as a teacher — just cared very deeply about his students and pushed hardfor them.”Sophomore Taylor Draper, a music student and recording techni-cian for the department, said she would often record Luby, either working alone or with a student.“It was so entertaining to watchhim play, because he wasn’t just likeany other performer,” she said.“Even if it was just a normal pieceof music, he would make it extraor-dinary.”Sophomore Charlotte Jackson, a  vocal performance major, said work-ing with Luby inspired her to stay loyal to her music.“It was just a really beautifulthing to see — he just loved so muchto do exactly what he was doing,”Jackson said.“I don’t think he could have beenany more fulfilled.
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Junior Alex Thompson is directing one of the Pauper Players’ Broadway Melodies entitled “Cluessical.The show features two other acts and opens Friday.
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Password changes may be less frequent
By Lynsay Williams
Staff Writer
Students might soon have to cre-ate more complicated Onyen pass- words — but the reward would bechanging them less often.If a recently proposed change isimplemented, students will be ableto keep their passwords for an entire year, rather than 90 days.The faculty information technolo-gy advisory committee met Monday, with the password expiration periodas the sole agenda item.The change, which is still beingdiscussed, would not be implement-ed soon as it is in the preliminary stages, committee members said.To complete this change, thecommittee needs to consult withthe identity management group within Information Technology Services, which could take six to 10months.But the goal would be to increasesecurity, said Stan Waddell, execu-tive director for information secu-rity, who is working with the com-mittee to implement this change.“We’ve done a lot as a campus toimprove our information security,”said Larry Conrad, vice chancel-lor for information technology andchief information officer, at themeeting. Waddell said the change wouldrequire passwords to be more com-plex, with more characters andspecial characters. Common words,such as “Tar Heel,” would also beoff-limits.The new passwords and expira-tion length would encourage stu-dents to create more complex, long-term passwords, Waddell said. With short-term passwords, somecommittee members said they fearstudents are only making smallchanges in their passwords every 90days, which puts them at risk.Committee members said new password guidelines would helplimit the accessibility of UNC’s data.“We have 30 (million) to 50 mil-lion unwanted attacks a week, andthat’s just what we can see,” he said.Sophomore Morgan Welch saidshe agrees that the change couldimprove security.
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Here are some guidelines formaking an Onyen password:It must be at least 8 characterslong and must contain at least oneletter and one digit.It must contain one of thesecharacters: !@#$%&*+={}?<>”’It must not start with a hyphen,start or end in a space or end in abackslash
“I think maybe it would be a goodidea because if I had a whole year toremember it, I would come up witha more complex password.” After it goes through identitmanagement, the change still hasto be approved by the University’sinternal audit department.Committee members also saidthey hope the change would lowerthe burden of support related topasswords, and that fewer people would be coming to ITS for pass- word support and resets.
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Students may not berequired to chane theirpassords every 90 days.
 with parents, step-parents or legalguardians who attended UNC, saidMelissa Kotacka, assistant directorof admissions.In-state students whose parentsattended UNC receive no preference because all residents pay taxes thatsupport the University, but it can bea factor in out-of-state admissions,she said. Although admission rate is a common gauge for the prestige of a university, Memory said the office ishonored by the number of applica-tions received.“We do not pride ourselves on thenumber of students we must disap-point,” she said.
Contact the desk editor at university@dailytarheel.com. Alex Thompson, a junior communicationsmajor, is one of three directors for Pauper  Players’ “Broadway Melodies 2013,” opening  Friday. His show is entitled “Cluessical.”  Staff writer Elizabeth Baker spoke withThompson about the inspiration behind the show, its premise and the challenges heencountered.
Daily Tar Heel:
 What inspired you to createthe idea around your production?
Alex Thompson:
It was pretty much exactly a year ago at last year’s “Broadway Melodies.”I had written and directed a show called“Avatartanic,” which combined “Avatar” and“Titanic.”I had never thought about a board game before as a medium. “Clue” had been made intoa movie in the ‘80s, so it’s kind of a cult classic.
DTH:
 What has the creative process beenlike?
AT:
I actually didn’t play the game at all. Iown the game, but I have not played it sinceI started writing this. I’ve been writing it onand off for six months, and I just watched themovie over and over and over again.The process itself was lots of drafts. It used
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to be way longer, and it’s still too long — weare going to have to cut a couple of things.
DTH:
 What challenges or obstacles have you faced during the process?
AT:
It was hard to do something this com-plex within a short amount of time. Thescript is 35 pages long, and that’s already pretty long for a “Broadway Melodies” set. You only have two weeks to do (rehears-als). But I think that is what is so much funabout “Broadway Melodies.It’s something you slap together quickly, butthe people working on it are so talented and areable to think on their feet and improvise.
DTH:
Can you tell us a little bit about yourshow?
AT:
“Cluessical” has nothing to do with“Seussical” — the only “Seussical” joke is inthe title.“Cluessical” is a parody of the board gameand movie based on the board game, butmainly just the murder mystery — Agatha Christie — who-done-it genre.It plays on the melodrama of that and justhow ridiculous that situation would be. Why  wouldn’t somebody just call the police and letthe police deal with it?But, instead, we have all of these strangepeople trying to figure something out.
DTH:
 What has been the most exciting partof the process, and why?
AT:
The most exciting part of the processfor me would have to be the songs.One of the really fun things about thisprocess is taking songs that already exist— amazing songs that are all from popularshows — and changing them to fit the plotthat you have written.It’s amazing to see the show come to lifein that way. You get the cast in there andteach them the lyrics and the melodies, andit’s something more than just seeing a line of dialogue that you wrote spoken.
DTH:
 What’s your favorite part of your show?
AT:
My favorite part of the show would be when we do a song from “Dreamgirls” in which nine different people are having thishuge argument that is put to song.By the end of the song, the universe of the board game is fully realized. It’s funny becauseit all falls together by the end while all of thesepeople are scream-singing at each other.
DTH:
 What can the audience expect from your show?
AT:
They can expect a lot of murder, a lot of confusion on the part of the characters, hope-fully some laughs and just a lot of incredibly talented people. I feel super lucky to havegotten to play out this ridiculous scenariothat I have come up with.
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