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The Daily Tar Heel for March 8, 2013

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Friday, March 8, 2013
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Berkeley may borrow fromUNC’s contextual grading
Town prepares forpossible street rush
By Claire McNeill
Senior Writer
UNC’s move to combat gradeinflation by adding context to tran-scripts hasn’t gone unnoticed.In the days after the University’s2011 decision to pursue contextualtranscripts, UNC’s registrar got callsfrom dozens of universities. And now, the University of California, Berkeley — the flagshipinstitution of one of the largest pub-lic university systems in the nation— is likely to make a similar move,school administrators said.There, contextual grading would be implemented in the fall, and fac-ulty leaders are in the early stages of discussing logistics.Planning took hold after Andrew Perrin, a sociology professor whohas led the push for contextual grad-ing at UNC, visited Berkeley in thefall of 2012. He spoke about UNC’scontextual transcripts, which areslated to debut in the fall.The idea sparked discussionat Berkeley, where conversationsabout grades and their meaning hadalready been taking place. Soon,contextual grading was on the table.“There’s been a lot of pressurefrom students for a clearly identifi-
In April 2011, the Universityapproved a system of contextualgrading. Under the policy, stu-dents’ transcripts will contain datalending context to their GPAs.
Talk about retoring thevalue of grade dominateplan for trancript.
By Holly West
Staff Writer
If students rush Franklin Streetafter the men’s basketball gameagainst Duke Saturday night, townofficials will be on hand to makesure the crowd doesn’t have weap-ons — or blue paint.Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said he prepares anemergency proclamation before big games like this to make surethe celebration is safe.He said the proclamation allowstown officials to do things they nor-mally wouldn’t have the power to do.“In order to enforce any of theregulations about having the streetclosed and making sure the spaceis safe, I need to issue a state of emergency,” Kleinschmidt said. A ban on blue paint would alsogo into effect. Kleinschmidt saidthe ban became part of the procla-mation after fans painted FranklinStreet blue to celebrate the TarHeels’ 1982 NCAA basketballchampionship win.Kleinschmidt said he has a copy of the proclamation in his pocketduring every game.Chapel Hill’s police and firedepartments also staff extra employees during rivalry games tomake sure the street is safe.Josh Mecimore, spokesman forthe Chapel Hill Police Department,said in an email that about 30extra officers are brought in forUNC-Duke basketball games todeal with the crowd that mightrush Franklin Street.Mecimore said the amount of police involvement is different foreach game.“It depends entirely on the cir-cumstances,” he said. “We don’tclose the streets unless we abso-lutely have to.”The Chapel Hill FireDepartment staffs an extra 12 to 15people for rivalry and tournamentgames, said Deputy Fire Chief Matt Lawrence.“We staff additional trucks andhave them in location in the eventthat there’s a mass crowd,” he said.“On other regular season games wedon’t provide additional staff.”Lawrence said in an email thatthe extra staff costs an estimated
Chapel Hill would go intoa tate of emergency if UNC beat Duke saturday.
 Assault investigator finishes first week 
By Caitlin McCabe and Hailey Vest
Staff Writers
 As the U.S. Department of Education begins an investigationinto the University’s handling of sexual assault, administrators aremaking efforts toward fostering animproved relationship with survi- vors of sexual assault.The University appointed JayneGrandes to fill the new position of investigator in the Equal Opportunity/ Americans with Disabilities ActOffice, a role designed to more thor-oughly look in to complaints of sexualmisconduct and harassment.Grandes started the positionMonday, just days after ChancellorHolden Thorp received a let-ter March 1 announcing that theDepartment of Education’s Office for
 Jayne Grandes
started Monday asthe University’s newinvestiator in theEqual Opportunity/Americans withDisabilities ActOffice.
UNC received word March1 of a Department of Education invetigation.
Civil Rights had opened an investi-gation of UNC’s treatment of sexualassault cases.The investigation stems froma federal complaint filed by threestudents, one former student andone former administrator on Jan.16, accusing UNC of underreportingcases of sexual assault in 2010 andfacilitating a hostile environment oncampus for sexual assault survivors.Jim Bradshaw, a spokesman forthe Department of Education, saidin an email that UNC will be inves-tigated for allegations of failure torespond to sexual harassment con-cerns, provide appropriate grievanceprocedures, impartially investigateand train officials. While UNC begins to meet theinvestigation requests — includ-ing submitting multiple documentsdetailing UNC’s sexual assault policies— Grandes is establishing her role.“This is part of a larger effort inthe University,” said Ann Penn, anEqual Opportunity/Americans withDisabilities Act officer at UNC.“The position was created to helpthe University better respond to thesecomplaints. We take them very seri-
 JaMMiN’ awaY
 The Orange County Jammers, acheerleading team o six members,aged 64 to 84, meet weekly to prac-tice routines and cheers.
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 The Daily Tar Heel ofce will beclosed or spring break. It will closetoday at 5 p.m. and will remainclosed until March 18 at 8:30 a.m.Be sure to visit dailytarheel.comthroughout break to remain up-to-date on the news.
able metric,” said Bob Jacobsen, anassociate dean who has been work-ing on the project.Grade inflation is a nationwidetrend, and the subject of much debatein higher education. Research shows a clear increase in students’ grade pointaverages in recent decades.To tackle it, timing was key for
PAgE 4
hen North Carolina men’s basketball coachRoy Williams was recruiting P.J. Hairston, hethought he was getting a hot-handed guard.Instead, two years after committing toNorth Carolina, Hairston has done more for the UNC thanhis listed position would suggest. And on Saturday night, Hairston will get the chance toshow the team that captured his childhood affections just how far he’s come — from being an inconsistent shooting specialistto a multi-threat dynamo.
Read more in the ACC Tournament preview inside.
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 We’re all guilty of hoarding various foods from Lenoir: apples, cook-ies, whatever’s around. But Columbia University is going through a very seriousepisode of “Nutella theft,” as students arefilling entire cups and bowls, essentially cleaning out $5,000 of the spread per week. That’s 100 pounds per day.
 Per day.
“Mother-of-four can’t go to thegym because she is allergic to EXERCISE.”— The UK’s Daily Mail wins best head-line for this article about a woman whoseface swells uncontrollably whenever sheexercises. Here’s a real quote: “Every timemy heart rate goes up I have an attack. My sex life was null and void.”
ake IDs are a problem; just ask any bartender at Top of the Hill(probably don’t ask the bartenders at He’s Not Here).But nothing quite like this has happened in Chapel Hill. An Applebee’s waitress in Colorado whose wallet had beenstolen the month before was shocked when she checked a customer’s ID— and saw her own face staring back at her. In a commendable momentof grace, she handed the ID back instead of tearing out the thief’s eye- balls, then called the cops. (Note: The ID thief was 26 years old. She didnot need to use a fake ID to order an Applebee’s margarita.)Upon showing up to arrest the woman, cops astutely observed that she was just a “dumb criminal,” so there ya have it.
Here’s looking at you, kid
From staf and wire reports
Someone stole a walletat 325 W. Rosemary St. between midnight and 2:43p.m. Wednesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person stole $40,reports state.
Someone disturbed thepeace at 841 Willow Drive between 3:45 p.m. and 4:03p.m. Wednesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person did not agree with a bank policy and causeda disturbance, reports state.
Someone was assaulted at2123 N.C. Highway 54 at 9:45p.m. Wednesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.
Someone burglarized a home at 1709 Fountain RidgeRoad at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person forced entry through the front door andstole $500, reports state.
Someone burglarized a home at 1502 Lamont Court between 7:30 p.m. and 7:40p.m. Tuesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person enteredthrough an unlocked back door, reports state.
Someone was assaultedat 605 Jones Ferry Road between 7:20 a.m. and 7:41a.m. Wednesday, according toCarrboro police reports.
Someone found property at 501 Jones Ferry Roadat 9:21 a.m. Wednesday,according to Carrboro policereports.The person found a  bullet for a 30-30 caliberRemington on the street,reports state.
Someone was assaultedat 501 Jones Ferry Road between 9:50 and 9:56 Wednesday, according toCarrboro police reports.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Daily Tar Heel
bringing music to life
unior Vincent Povazsay, left, conducts junior Wesley Miller, right, and other students fromUNC Opera as they rehearse for the upcomingopera performance. Miller said he enjoys seeing thistraditional form of music brought to life.
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Friday, March 8, 2013
The Daily Tar Heel
city brief
University Mall site of Chapel Hill library toclose March 16, reopen at new site in April
The Chapel Hill Public Library will close its tempo-rary site at University Mall to allow movers to relocatematerials to its newly expanded site at 100 Library Drive.The library will close March 16 and is expected toreopen in early April. During the closure, patrons willnot be able to check out or return books, but due dates will be adjusted to avoid fines.
cAMPUS brief
Applications for 2014 senior class marshals areavailable; application deadline is March 25
Interested juniors can now apply to become 2014senior marshals.The application and more information about whatsenior class marshals are can be found at 2014.unc.edu. Applications are due by March 25, at 5 p.m.
— From staff and wire reports
Scandal may lead to criminal charges
By John Howell Jr.
Staff Writer
 Although the UNC-system Board of Governors closed its investigation of UNC-CH’s academic misconduct last month,criminal charges could soon be the latest issuefor leaders to address in the ongoing review of the scandal.Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall will meet with state investigatorsMarch 12 to discuss the potential of pursuingcriminal charges in the case.In its final report, the UNC Board of Governors Academic Review Panel attributedthe misconduct to the former Department of  African and Afro-American Studies chairmanJulius Nyang’oro and administrator DeborahCrowder.The report concluded that athletics playedno role in the scandal, though athletes mighthave been advised to take the courses.Joni Worthington, spokeswoman for theUNC system, said UNC-CH contacted theState Bureau of Investigation in May 2012 toask for assistance in reviewing whether or notthere had been any criminal activity.“The SBI had at its disposal options forsecuring information and cooperation as aninvestigative unit that neither the Board of Governors nor the campus have,” she said.Former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin, who conduct-ed an independent review of the University’sacademic records, said in an interview that theSBI has the ability to put individuals underoath and inspect bank accounts.Martin’s report found irregular courses dat-ing back to 1997 and evidence of unauthorizedgrade changes.If administrators were compensated forforging signatures, they could be charged witha crime, he said.“If someone signed someone else’s name without authority, that would be a violationof the law only if they received something of  value,” he said. Woodall said there might be chargesannounced after the March 12 meeting.“I’m not going to say anything until they’vecompleted their investigation,” he said.Board member Louis Bissette said the panelreviewed actions taken by the campus after thescandal and determined how similar problemscould be prevented in the future.“We think that all of the new processes andstructures that the campus has instituted willmake it very difficult for something like this tohappen again,” he said. Worthington said the board will determineif further action is needed once the SBIinvestigation is concluded.“If additional steps by the Board of Governors are warranted at that time, they  will address it appropriately,” she said.Bissette said he is confident that the panelhas carried out its charge.“This has been a terrible thing, but at somepoint it has to end and the University has tomove on,” he said.
Contact the desk editor at state@dailytarheel.com.
County considersprivatizingrecycling
By Andy Bradshaw
Staff Writer
 A proposal to privatize curbside recycling servicesdrew criticism from Orange County residents and lead-ers during a Board of Orange County Commissionersmeeting Thursday night.The board heard initial forms of community feedback on the privatization proposal at its meeting.County staff presented a proposal to move toward anagreement that would consolidate curbside recyclingservices under one franchise in unincorporated areas.Michael Talbert, assistant county manager for opera-tions, said moving toward one provider would stabilizerates for all residents of the unincorporated areas, but hestressed that the decision would take time.“We want to make it clear that no decision will bemade tonight,” he said. “This is a process that is project-ed to take around eight months.”But the proposal drew concern from some residents, who fear a franchise would harm Orange County’s recy-cling system, which currently relies on several privatehaulers.Hillsborough resident Jessica Bollinger said the movetoward a single franchise would displace her company,Efland Trash Service.Currently, unincorporated residents pay curbsiderecycling fees to have access to the county’s recyclingservices. With privatization, they would pay a stan-dardized fee.“Citizens would pay more, and it would be a disincen-tive for recycling,” said Jan Sassaman, the chairman of the Solid Waste Advisory Board. According to county documents, the privatizationproposal would not create any financial impact for thecounty budget.Chapel Hill Town Council member Jim Ward said thecurrent system has made Orange County home to one of the best recycling systems in the state.“Why would you now begin to dismantle this out-standing effort?” Ward asked.Commissioner Renee Price expressed similar concernand asked staff to look for other ways to stabilize rates.“I feel very uneasy about this,” she said. “I think weneed to explore other alternatives.Commissioner Alice Gordon said recycling has toremain a top priority for the county as it moves forward.“We have to preserve our advantage in recycling,” shesaid.Commissioners scheduled a public hearing to furtherdiscuss the privatization proposal on April 23.
Contact the desk editor at city@dailytarheel.com.
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 The county is discussing privatizing curbside recycling forunincorporated residents.The proposal to privatize would not have any financialimpact on the county budget.Privatizing would result in one franchise controllingsolid waste and recycling in unincorporated areas.The county plans to hold a public hearing April 23 tosolicit feedback from residents about the proposal.
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From left, Phyllis Fearrington, Lynn Lyght, WIlliam Fonville, Marilyn Guthrie and Rosa Bowles are members of the Orange County Jammers.
By Marissa Bane
Staff Writer
 William Fonville might be 84 years old, but that doesn’t stop him from throwinghis teammates into the air.Fonville is a member of the OrangeCounty Jammers, a cheerleading groupfor senior citizens. And, at the close of NationalCheerleading Week, the Orange County Jammers serve as a reminder that cheer-leading is a sport for anyone.Fonville was the first man in NorthCarolina to join a senior citizen cheer-leading team.“He is a great dancer,” said fellow cheerleader Lynn Lyght. “He is also my spotter and just brings so much joy andlaughter to the team.”The Jammers started cheering in2007. The group consists of six mem- bers, aged 64 to 84, who meet weekly to practice their original routines andcheers.Only one of them was a cheerleader inhigh school. None of the other Jammershad any prior experience.Clementine Self, the team’s founderand head cheerleader, had the idea tostart the group after seeing the DurhamDivas, another senior citizen cheerleadingteam, perform at a competition.Self approached Cydnee Sims, theOrange County’s senior center manager, with hopes of starting a local team.“I loved the idea, and the SeniorGames staff all jumped on board as well,Sims said.Sims now serves as the coordinator forthe team and helps schedule performanc-es and manages the team’s budget.Lyght said the team’s biggest goal is tosupport athletes in the Orange County Senior Games.The games are annual athletic com-petitions that promote healthy lifestylesfor people who are 55 years old andolder.Some of the events include archery,swimming, tennis, golf, and billiards.Dana Hughes, Carrboro recreationsupervisor, said the Jammers pick theevents they cheer for. Their favorites are basketball and track and field.“The team also performs at theChristmas parade and other big events,”Hughes said. “They volunteer as a team a lot too, which is great.”Sims said the team performs about 10
Education program boosted in size
By Zach Freshwater
Staff Writer
The School of Education’s acceptancerate remained consistent with previous years, but the school added four seats in itselementary education program this year inresponse to a competitive applicant pool.Kara GrawOzburn, assistant director of student affairs for the school, said the pro-gram, which is normally capped at 30 stu-dents, received so many strong applicantsthat it was expanded to accommodate 34new students.She said as far as she knows, this is thefirst time more seats have been added.Fewer students applied to the school’sfive programs this year, but general accep-tance levels remained steady.This year out of 87 total applicants, 72students were admitted. The 82 percentacceptance rate held the same as last year.But some who were not directly accept-ed have other options.GrawOzburn said 12 applicants to theelementary education program are still being evaluated.“Some would consider them an admit,some would consider them a deny,” she said.
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out I got in, and it was great because I gotto share my excitement with them.”McGuinn said she told her dad rightafter she found out.“He was really excited,” she said. “Hesaid to keep trucking, because this week has been crazy.”McGuinn said she doesn’t have any bigplans to celebrate yet.“I’m going to write some more papersand study for some exams,” she said witha laugh.
Contact the desk editor at university@dailytarheel.com.
Cheerleading group supports county’s Senior Games
These students have been given theoption to pursue the school’s child devel-opment and family studies program or themiddle grades education program.She said the school has given studentsthis option for the past two years becausethe elementary education program isextremely competitive.GrawOzburn said these students have been given this option because of thestrength of their applications.“We wouldn’t have offered them theoption to be reviewed if they weren’t quali-fied for the School of Education,” she said.This year, the school began using a new application system called ApplyYourself after students had difficulties with theprevious method. She said the onlineapplication had been through ConnectCarolina for the past two years.“Last year in particular, studentshad difficulty uploading documents,GrawOzburn said. “This year we didn’treceive any of those complaints.Sophomore Jamie McGuinn, who wasaccepted to the middle grades educationprogram, said she was volunteering inthe Pit when she received her acceptancenotification.“I was sitting beside another teach-ing fellow and another education major,and they were like ‘We need to open it,”’McGuinn said. “I opened it up and found
“I just love seeing the expres-sions of people’s faces whenwe perform.” 
Lynn Lyght,
orange cunty Jammers member
to 15 times per year.“I just love seeing the expressions of people’s faces when we perform,” Lyghtsaid.“I always look forward to gettingtogether with the group because we alwayshave fun together, but my favorite part of  being a Jammer is the competitions.There are 12 senior citizen teams inNorth Carolina that compete at the annu-al North Carolina Senior Games cheeringcompetition.The Jammers compete in a divisionthat includes five other teams of compa-rable size.The competition takes place inRaleigh every September. This year will be the Jammers’ sixth competition as a team.
Contact the desk editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

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