Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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Sophomore men’s golfer Reeves Zaytounties for ninth in Keith Hills Invitational
Sophomore men’s golfers Reeves Zaytounand Robert Register participated as individualsin the Keith Hills Invitational, which finishedTuesday afternoon. Zaytoun tied for ninth aftershooting 5-over-218 for the match. He shot aneven 71 par in the final round. Register tied for49th place, finishing with a 235 total.The Tar Heels haven’t competed as a unitsince the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiatematch last week, where the team came in fifth.They will resume team play this weekend at theIrish Creek Intercollegiate in Kannapolis.
— From staff and wire reports
By Marissa Bane
One Irish pub out. One Irish pub in.Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, a family-ownedrestaurant based in Charlotte, is set to openat 206 W. Franklin St., the space previously occupied by Kildare’s Irish Pub, in early May.Kevin Marcuse, owner of the pub, said he had been looking to expand within North Carolina for a while, and he had always been attracted tothe Chapel Hill market.“Chapel Hill provides a great opportunity forour concept to be successful for many years,” hesaid. When Kildare’s closed on March 14 after theowner failed to pay rent on the space, Marcusefound his opportunity.“We had been actively looking for a space onFranklin Street, and when Kildare’s closed, theopportunity to bring Fitzgerald’s to Chapel Hillpresented itself,” Marcuse said. Andrew Dawson, former managing partnerof the Chapel Hill Kildare’s, was in the processof buying the Chapel Hill franchise when itshut down. He said he is no longer pursuingfranchising the restaurant.Plans for the new restaurant’s opening areprogressing quickly.Marcuse said he does not plan to make any structural renovations to the building.“However, we want to do our best to replicate what the Fitzgerald’s in Charlotte looks like,” hesaid. “The decorations, color scheme, etc. willmirror the original Fitzgerald’s restaurant.”The new restaurant will offer the same beerselection and menu — which includes itemsranging from burgers to corned beef and cabbage.Marcuse said the only difference between thetwo restaurants will be their interaction with thecommunity.“We plan to have loyalty cards that will providecollege students with certain discounts,” he said.He said he wants the restaurant to become a part of the community and reach out to everyone— not just students.UNC freshman Joy Sabattus said she thinksit will be interesting to see another restaurantopen on Franklin Street.“If Fitzgerald’s seems like a unique restaurant,I will definitely try it out,” she said.Marcuse said managing staff will be arrivingin Chapel Hill within the week.On Monday, Fitzgerald’s hired a generalmanager, who is also a business partner for therestaurant. And Marcuse said the restaurant is currently hiring for all other positions, including bartendersand servers. Applications for employment will beavailable on the restaurant’s website.The pub will be open seven days a week forlunch and dinner.“We have the kind of setting that will do wellin Chapel Hill,” Marcuse said.
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Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub will moveinto the location in May.
As his tenure came to an end Tuesday, former Student Body President Will Leimenstoll sat down with Daily Tar Heel staff writer Trevor Casey to reflect onhis time in office and what helearned from the position.
Daily Tar Heel:
Looking back a few years from now, what do you think your legacy will be?
We’re goingto have a new chancellor soon,and I’m really glad that I gotto be a part of that selectionprocess. Access and affordability —that’s where I spent a lot of time,and I really hope it continues tomatter in the years to come.
What has been your bestday in office?
There have been somany. I’d say the days I got tospend working with my execu-tive branch officers — those arealways my favorite meetingsand my favorite memories.The day after we had thetuition and fee advisory task force that set tuition, I felt real-ly good about how I was able tohave an impact on that.
What has been yourhardest day?
I would say that the day of the memorial service for FaithHedgepeth was really challeng-ing for me for a lot of reasons.
What are you mostproud of doing?
The two most tangibleprojects were maintaining thefunding for financial aid fromthe state — that was a big effort with the (UNC-system) Boardof Governors, and money.unc.edu is a website that we built,and I’m very proud of it. That’sa very tangible and concreteproject that people can and douse now.
What are you mostproud of your administrationaccomplishing?
I really appreciatehow we’ve really worked welltogether this whole year. We’vecertainly had discussions anddebates and disagreed on things but there was never a moment where I wasn’t excited to see my executive branch officer team.
How stressful was your job?
It’s definitely a lot of work. You can turn it off — I feltlike there were times where Ifelt like I personally was takinga break, but in the eyes of every-one else you can never not be inthat role until it’s actually over. At the end of the day, theschool is so great and there areso many amazing people thatit’s pretty easy to justify puttingin those hours.
How did you manage being student body presidentand a student?
Honestly, I just took it
The panel will address issues high-lighted by recent scandal:
Aug. 16, 2012:
Thorpannounced the Martin review.
Dec. 20. 2012:
Martin releasedhis report, which denied athleticinvolvement in academic fraud.
Thorp announced thepanel, taking place on April 19.
‘A time of flux’
By Andy Willard
As a new group of student governmentleaders was inaugurated Tuesday night,many acknowledged a series of complexchallenges the University will continue toface in the next year — but said they remainhopeful.“Carolina is in a time of flux,” saidStudent Body President Christy Lambdenat the inauguration of the 2013-14 legisla-tive and executive officers.He said the issues they will face includecoordinating with the new chancellor, fac-ing further budget cuts and continuing dis-cussions on how to improve student safety.Other student government branches also voiced their concerns on being leaders in a time of change.Charlie Loeser, the graduate and profes-sional student honor court outreach coor-dinator, said the body’s traditional role will be challenged in light of recent, broad criti-cism related to sexual assault cases.He said there are proposals being con-sidered that would place a faculty memberon the court, potentially giving him or herthe power to vote on cases.“We are working to avoid that because we feel it would compromise the principlesof the student-run honor court,” Loesersaid.He said his main goal will be to spreadawareness of how the honor system func-tions and how potential changes will affectstudents.The only position to not be filled wasstudent body treasurer.Junior Matt Farley, who Lambden nomi-nated for the position, did not receive enough votes on March 26 to be approved by StudentCongress. The Student Code stipulates thatexecutive officer nominees must receive two-thirds of the vote in order to be approved.Lambden — whose parents flew in fromEngland to attend the event — said hehad no comment on how the search for a replacement is going.Paige Comparato, speaker of StudentCongress, advised the newly elected repre-sentatives of Student Congress to keep theirconstituents in mind when serving in theirroles next year.“Think back to our purpose, representstudents — work on their behalf,” she said.“Hold all of your peers to this high stan-dard.”Lambden said the foundation left by former Student Body President WillLeimenstoll is a solid start for his adminis-tration.He added he is confident in his team’sability to advocate for students and create a better community for them.“We will come through the various chal-lenges the University faces together, andI know that when we do, Carolina will bestronger as a result,” he said.
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At his inauguration, Student Body President Christy Lambden said student government will face several challenges in a year full of change.
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By Jordan Bailey
Almost four months after theMartin Report was released,Chancellor Holden Thorp has finally announced the panel that will lead a discussion on the balance of academ-ics and athletics at the University.Thorp revealed on Monday a five-member panel of outside leaders inhigher education and athletics — led by Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities— who will speak April 19.Thorp originally said public dis-cussions would start right after theMartin Report was released, andfaculty have been vocal in question-ing when they would begin.The panel’s goal is to presentrecommendations to improve therelationship between athletics andacademics at UNC, which has beengrappling with a related scandal.The other four panel members areJames Delany, commissioner of theBig 10 Conference; Bob Malekoff,associate professor and sport studiesdepartment chairman at GuilfordCollege; Amy Perko, executivedirector of the Knight Commissionon Intercollegiate Athletics; andPatricia Timmons-Goodson, formerassociate justice of the N.C. SupremeCourt.Thorp has invited five additionalspeakers — including ESPN broad-caster Jay Bilas — to participate inthe conversation, which will be heldat the Carolina Inn.Karen Moon, director of UNCNews Services, said the University will pay for speakers’ travel expenses.Malekoff said he has studied theintersection of athletics and aca-demics for many years.“Looking at this whole idea of ways that athletics, academics andstudent life can be integrated —really with the goal of providing aspositive an educational experienceas you can for students who areparticipating.” Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham, a speaker, said theevent is an opportunity to promotenew approaches to resolving tension between athletics and education.“We’ve talked since I’ve beenhere about openness and dialogueand how UNC can not only be a participant in a national discussion, but help lead and shape some of thefuture of college athletics,” he said.He said he will be speaking about where UNC is in regards to athleticsand education, and how it has got-ten to that point.“That would include somewhatof a timeline history of change,” hesaid. “And how we tried to createcompetitive equity through limitingscholarships and coaching positions,and having broad-based programs.”Faculty Athletics CommitteeChairwoman Joy Renner, also a speaker, will be discussing the com-mittee’s activities in the past year.Renner said she hopes the panel will help develop a clearer philoso-phy regarding UNC’s athletics.Malekoff said the diversity of thepanel members’ backgrounds will bekey in understanding the issues andmaking recommendations.
Options to improve therelationship between thetwo will be presented.
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Former Student Body President Will Leimenstoll sat down with TheDaily Tar Heel just hours before Christy Lambden’s inauguration.
“The meeting on the 19th will beinteresting both from the standpointof how it might help our panel, andalso just learning about the issuefrom different perspectives,” he said.
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day by day — trying to strikea balance every day betweenacademics, student government,social and health.I’m sure there were days where either I was too socialand days where I tried too hard, but I think that by trying totackle it day by day it was moremanageable than trying totackle the year as a whole.
What advice do youhave to give future student body presidents?
I’ve told Christy this, andthis is advice that came to mefrom a University administratorat the beginning of my term: You just have to be true to your-self, and that sounds so cheesy but it’s just so freaking true.The times when I felt like I was doing a bad job were whenI wasn’t acting like myself.
Would you do anythingdifferently?
I would’ve reached out tomembers of Student Congressearlier. I wish I had had a betterrelationship with that organiza-tion this year and I think thatpart of the blame falls on mefor that.
Would you do it again if you were given the choice?
Yeah, I would. I wouldn’tdo it for two years in a row, but if I were a junior deciding whether or not to do this againthen yes, I would.
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