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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Volume 121, Issue 46
weekly summer issue
BASEBALL SUPER FANTAKES ON OMAHA
Tom Jensen, known as the BaseballSuper Fan, was so condent the TarHeels would make it to the CollegeWorld Series in Omaha, Neb., hebought his ticket in December.
A NEW FACE FOR THEUNDERDOG PARTY
Robert Dempsey, the newexecutive director o the N.C.Democratic Party, spoke with TheDaily Tar Heel about state politicsand what he’ll bring to his new role.
WAFFLE HOUSE OPENSON FRANKLIN STREET
Ater months o construction,Wafe House opened the doorso its new Franklin Street location Thursday morning. The store addsto breakast options in Chapel Hill.
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By Sarah Brown
State & National Editor
The UNC Board of Governors might slackena long-standing rein on admitting out-of-statestudents to UNC-system campuses next year, joining a nationwide debate among universitieson nonresident enrollment. A number of public universities have recently increased their nonresident student population— many in response to decreased state funding. At last week’s Board of Governors meeting,members were presented with five proposedchanges to the UNC system’s out-of-state policy.John Sanders, former director of UNC-CH’sSchool of Government, said he thinks the pro-posals could be a product of UNC-system budgetcuts — which are expected to top $500 millionsince 2011 once a state budget is finalized.Peter Hans, the board chairman, said financial woes are not driving the members’ discussion.Hans said admitting more out-of-state students would not increase the UNC system’s state-appro-priated funds, though it is a common speculation.“The university (system) doesn’t receive fourtimes as much money for an out-of-state student,even though tuition might be that much higherat UNC-CH, for example,” he said.But Sanders said less state support encouragesuniversities to seek funding elsewhere.“The motivation so far as I see … is to enablethe (UNC system) to charge out-of-state stu-dents a higher tuition rate and to make money that way — that they’re not getting from othersources,” he said.Dianne Klein, spokeswoman for theUniversity of California system, said in an emailUC campuses have benefited financially from aninflux of out-of-state students.“This extra revenue (from higher nonresidentenrollment) ... goes to subsidize the education of
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The UNC system’s out-of-stateenrollment could go up next year.
By Jordan Bailey
Andrew Crabtree, a UNCsophomore, died Saturday aftera two-and-a-half-year battle withsynovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He was 19. At the age of 12, Crabtree wasalready a master at capturing thehearts of those around him.He was on a cruise with hisfamily, and when they took walksaround the ship, his parentsnoticed that strangers would wave at Crabtree and say hello,said Charlotte Parrott, a friendof Crabtree’s who heard the story from his mother.Parrott said his family later dis-covered that every night, Crabtree would go to the ship’s bar aloneand perform karaoke.“He apparently developed a littlefollowing, and everyone always wanted to see Andrew come outand sing,” Parrott said.Friends and family said Crabtreedidn’t let the cancer define him.“He never ever wanted to talk about the fact that he was sick,”Parrott said.“I think one of the reasons why he probably kept me around was because I wasn’t gentle with him, because that just pissed him off.“He didn’t want to be treatedlike a cancer patient.”Crabtree was the literary man-ager for LAB! Theatre, and hestarred in many theatrical produc-tions at UNC and elsewhere.Nathaniel Claridad — whodirected “Eurydice,” one pro-duction Crabtree was in — saidCrabtree was the obvious choicefor the eccentric role of “interest-ing man” in the production.He said Crabtree was inven-tive and always pushing himself to come up with new ideas for thecharacter.“It was such a delight to see a young actor not be afraid of failingin the rehearsal room,” Claridadsaid.“It was very encouraging.”Crabtree was also a member of the St. Anthony Hall fraternity, a
By Megan Cassella
Friends and family are mourn-ing the loss of Xuezhou Nan, whodied from injuries after being hit by a falling tree on Franklin Streetduring the June 13 storm.Nan, a UNC sophomore fromCary, was known as Julia. She was20. At UNC, Nan was majoring in biology and psychology and hadenough academic credits to gradu-ate next spring — a full year aheadof schedule.She was quiet, thoughtful anddedicated to her classes, friendssaid, often awake studying in herroom until the early hours of themorning.“She was just so sweet, so smartand so kind about everything — so willing to help me on my home- work whenever I needed it,” saidEric Schafer, a UNC sophomore who attended Panther Creek HighSchool with Nan.“I called her Julia Goolia.” Andrew Chen, Nan’s uncle, saidoutside of school, Nan liked play-ing the piano and drawing.“She’s a very independent girl,”he said. “She always had her ownidea to do what she thinks is right.”Even in high school, Nan knew what she was doing and whereshe was headed in life, said PamSavage, Nan’s guidance counselorfor her senior year at PantherCreek.“I can’t even tell you how impressive she was academically,”she said.“And she was an even better kid.”Savage said Nan was consistent-ly at the top of her class — but herranking wasn’t the most importantthing to her.“She was second in the classgoing into the spring semester, butshe chose to let that go and to doan internship at Duke (University)instead,” she said.“I just loved that at such a highly ranked school, she didn’t necessar-ily care about the numbers — andso often they do.”Savage said Nan talked in high
Sophomore Julia Nandied from injuries afterbeing struck by a tree.Sophomore AndrewCrabtree died Saturdayafter battling cancer.
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By Jordan Bailey
Fewer than 40 percent of faculty andstaff at the University live in the town in which they work. And Gordon Merklein, executive direc-tor of real estate development at UNC,said the high cost of housing in ChapelHill might be one factor — but local gov-ernments and the University are trying tochange that.Earlier this month, the Chapel Hill TownCouncil allocated $16,096 more than usualto the Community Home Trust, a nonprofitorganization focused on providing afford-able housing for county residents.Robert Dowling, executive director of the organization, said about half of theresidents in his homes are UNC employees.Housing for students, faculty and staff isalso set to be incorporated into the mixed-use Carolina North satellite campus, oncedevelopment begins.Merklein said the high cost of housingin town can be troublesome for UNC staff seeking homes in town.“Chapel Hill, in general, is an expensiveplace to live,” he said.“Housing prices are higher — it’s oneof the highest per-capita places to live inthe state. As such, that means (for) people who work at UNC who want to live inChapel Hill — it becomes difficult for them because the housing is more expensivethan, say, in neighboring (counties).” According to a residential market study,the median price of a for-sale home inChapel Hill in 2010 was $323,300 — 64percent higher in cost than Durham, 63percent higher than Raleigh and 34 per-cent higher than Cary when taxes, landcost and construction costs are factoredinto it.The median single-family income inChapel Hill, meanwhile, is $67,688, andthe average salary for University employeescovered by the State Personnel Act — moststaff members — is $47,921.Merklein said housing costs are an issue when it comes to hiring new employees.“UNC recognizes that to keep a com-petitive workforce and to make UNC an
Housing prices pose obstaclesfor many UNC employees.
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he top-seeded NorthCarolina baseball teammust win three straightgames in the next week to makeit to the championship series inOmaha. After losing their first gamein a double-elimination bracketagainst N.C. State, the TarHeels faced elimination againstLouisiana State Tuesday night, but they came up victorious. With LSU now out of theplayoffs, the Tar Heels haveanother chance to defeat the Wolfpack in a win-or-go-homegame Thursday at 8 p.m.If UNC can get past the Wolfpack, the team will haveto beat UCLA Friday andSaturday to avoid eliminationand make it to the final seriesin Omaha.
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