Monday, August 19, 2013
The Daily Tar Heel
The Daily Tar Heel’s Arts Desk calls for UNCstudents’ fiction submissions for blog posts
Call to fiction writers: The Arts Desk is looking forUNC students writing any kind of fiction to submitcontent biweekly to be published on the paper’s blog.The desk editors will choose the best pieces to befeatured on the Arts blog, Canvas. We’re looking for creative work that is no longerthan 800 words. This can include short stories, rap,poetry and any other type of creative and fictionalcontent.Submissions must be typed and submitted elec-tronically. Send submissions to the Arts Desk email:email@example.com.
By Sarah Chaney
The University is spendingapproximately $3 million on a new Wi-Fi system that would gradually reduce the need for ethernet cordsin campus housing by fall 2014.The project, launched in May,is a collaborative effort betweenInformation Technology Services,the Department of Housing andResidential Education, the ResidenceHall Association and ResNet.“My community director toldme that surveys had to be changedfrom, ‘What improvements would you like to see in residence halls?’ to‘What, besides Wi-Fi, would you liketo see in residence halls?’” said RHA President Kendall Nicosia-Rusin , who lived in Cobb last year and ledthe initiative.Hinton James, Craige,Ehringhaus, Horton, Koury, CraigeNorth, Hardin and Morrison resi-dence halls are scheduled to have Wi-Fi by Tuesday.“We had been pushing it for a while but didn’t have the money,”said Larry Hicks, director of housingand residential education.The choice to start with SouthCampus residence halls was basedon a prioritized schedule. The high-rise dorms were the most difficult toinstall with Wi-Fi, Hicks said.“We didn’t choose the low-hang-ing fruit first,” Hicks said.Chris Kielt, vice chancellor forinformation technology, said the proj-ect will be funded by the University Priorities and Budget Committee.Kielt, who started his positionin July, said installing campuswide Wi-Fi was his goal from day one.Residence halls that requiremore significant changes in wiringand structure, including Kenan, Alderman, McIver, Spencer, OldEast and Old West, will not have the Wi-Fi until next year.Kielt said Baity Hill and Ram Village will be more challenging toinstall with Wi-Fi, and it may not beoffered there until spring 2015.The $3-million price tag for theproject is on-campus residents’ mainconcern, Nicosia-Rusin said.“Students primarily own laptopsand don’t work exclusively in oneplace in their room,” Nicosia-Rusinsaid. “They also have iPods, tabletsand other forms of technology thatdon’t allow for ethernet connec-tions.”Christina Campbell , a junior biology and psychology major, saidnot having Wi-Fi in her dorm roomfor two years was a burden.“It was extremely frustrating because anytime I wanted to doanything school-related in the room,I had to be connected to the wall,”Campbell said.Campbell said the organizationsat UNC took measures to minimizethe project’s cost.“The school did a good job of ensuring it wasn’t wasting money by using more ports and things thannecessary.”
By Summer Winkler
For months, parking in the Northside neighbor-hood has been a source of stress for landlords andtenants. And now, it's the subject of the lawsuit.In September, an ordinance went into effect thatset a four-car maximum for parking at homes in theNorthside neighborhood — a primarily low-incomearea between Columbia and Lloyd streets. The ordi-nance was adopted by the Chapel Hill Town Councilin response to the growing student population in thehistorically African-American neighborhood. After fielding complaints from residents, Mark Patmore and William Gartland, who both own rentalproperties on Brooks Street in Northside, sued the townof Chapel Hill in November over the ordinance.Nicholas Herman, the attorney representing thelandlords, said the case is currently before the NorthCarolina Court of Appeals.The landlords have asked the court to declare theregulations unlawful and void, and to forbid furtherenforcement of the ordinance.Ethan Kavanaugh, a Northside resident and UNCsenior, said after the ordinance passed, he and hisfour housemates struggled to follow the guidelineslaid out by the town council.“We had space in our driveway to fit more thanfour cars in our driveway — we had five people withcars in our house,” he said.“It was annoying because if there were already fourcars in the driveway, we had to go find street parkingand walk back to the house.”Herman said his clients think the ordinance isunconstitutional because it exceeds the power givento municipalities by the state legislature.“The General Assembly has specific statutes thatgive cities certain powers to regulate. One of thepowers deals with parking. That statute talks aboutparking in all kinds of different contexts, but does notallow what they’re doing,” Herman explained.“If the legislature said you could do it, you could.But Chapel Hill doesn’t have the authority to do this.”Neither Gartland nor Patmore returned multiplecalls for comment.Under the new ordinances, landlords can becharged up to $100 a day for parking violations com-mitted by renters.Between September and October, Patmore andGarland each received separate notices of parking violations by tenants on their properties, carryingpenalties of $100 for each landlord.Herman said the plaintiffs also feel the way thetown enforces the ordinance is unfair.Patmore and Gartland had no idea their tenants were in violation of the parking ordinances and nei-ther landlord has control over whether their tenantsfollow the regulations, according to the lawsuit.“We say that enforcement method of citing theowner is unconstitutional,” Herman said. “How can you hold someone to a violation when they had noth-ing to do with violating anything?”
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As more students moved into the Northside neighbor-hood, the town placed parking restrictions on renters:January 2012: The Chapel Hill Town Council passedan ordinance prohibiting more than four cars fromparking at homes in the Northside neighborhood.September 2012: The ordinance went into effect.October 2012: The town penalized Northside land-lords Mark Patmore and William Gartland after theirtenants violated the parking ordinance.November 2012: The landlords filed a lawsuit againstthe town calling the ordinance unconstitutional.
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By Gabriella Cirelli
Aspiring emcees and music culturistsalike will now have the chance to practiceand appreciate the craft in the classroom.Music 286, called Music as Culture, orEmcee Lab, is being offered for the firsttime at UNC this fall. The idea for theclass came from music department chair-man Mark Katz.Katz said the inspiration for the classcame from a hypothetical “Carolina Beat Academy,” a beat-focused music programhe created for a class project in an artsentrepreneurship class he taught.“It’s kind of coming true, which isreally amazing to see. I’ve taught — andcontinue to teach — a class called BeatMaking Lab, as well as DJing and a classcalled Rock Lab, which is where studentscome together and form bands and put ona show at the end of the semester,” Katzsaid.“So one of the missing pieces was rap.”Katz asked Pierce Freelon, a musicprofessor at UNC, to develop the sylla- bus for the class in the same style as theBeat Making Lab, which Freelon already teaches.“Emceeing, with your voice as aninstrument, hasn’t been offered yet,” saidFreelon, who stressed the importance of distinguishing between emceeing andrapping.“With an emcee, there’s a lot more to it,and a lot more than just knowing how torhyme words.”The class is much more than just learn-ing how to emcee, though, Freelon said.“I hope (students) take away a sense of the extent to which rap music — and what you hear on the radio — is really just a sliver of hip-hop culture,” he said.“Emceeing is something much morerobust, and hip-hop is a lot more robustthan any genre on your iTunes playlist.”Sophomore Jeremy Kleiman, whotook the Beat Making Lab class withFreelon over the summer, said he really enjoyed the contemporary structure of the course.“It’s a nontraditional music class with a focus on a more modern music form thanthe more academic class compositionstuff that exists, especially with the BeatMaking Lab,” he said.James Livingston, also known as“Median,” is a practicing emcee in theDurham area. He will be co-teaching theclass with Freelon.“Basically, we’re teaching students how to analytically observe hip-hop, in addi-tion to how to practice it,” Livingston said.“Hip-hop came as a response to a setof conditions America was in at the timein the early to mid-’70s, and it’s some-thing that continues throughout thetradition as a way to give a voice to the voiceless.”Livingston also said the course hasthings to offer for all students, even those who aren’t music majors.“It’s about empowering yourself,” hesaid.“And that’s something that a personcan take from the class even if they’re notinterested in being an emcee as a profes-sional goal.”
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Mediterranean Deli, one of Chapel Hill’s healthiest staples, will make its return to LenoirMainstreet today after a year-long hiatus.Jamil Kadoura, owner of Med Deli, said they were askedto return to campus by Carolina Dining Services because theGreek diet would be an alterna-tive to the typical fast food inthe dining hall.“The quality and the healthof our food, that’s why we’llsucceed,” he said.The restaurant will be takingthe area that was previously usedas the pizza station. The pizza station will be moved to LenoirMainstreet’s self-serve section.Kadoura said the new loca -tion is a great opportunity anda better option than the spacethey shared with Subway two years ago, where they wereunable to serve their full menu.“If we want to do it, we wantto be who we are,” he said. “Lasttime it was like a half-deli,a quarter-deli. This time it’sgoing to be the full thing.”The restaurant will also use biodegradable and sustainablematerials such as wheat forfood containers, Kadoura said. And while the new location will be more expensive to oper-ate, Kadoura said he believesthe restaurant will succeed.“I think we will because we’ve been in Chapel Hill for26 years — we’re almost a household name.”Scott Myers , director of foodand vending for CDS, said CDSasked Med Deli to return toLenoir Mainstreet as part of aneffort this summer to offer a bet-ter on-campus eating experience.In addition to bringing back Med Deli, CDS also redesignedCafe McColl in the Kenan-Flagler Business School and thehot bar in Lenoir Mainstreet.“Our main goal is to getmore satisfaction out of thatarea, and that usually equatesto more sales,” Myers said.Med Deli will be open forlunch Monday through Friday.International masters stu-dent Yifan Liu said she appre-ciated the effort to bring anorganic option to campus.She said she eats on campusoften, but would prefer a non- American dining option.“All the fast food turns meoff from the restaurants —there’s too much cheese.”Freshman Sarah Brooks,a Chapel Hill native, said shefrequents the Med Deli onFranklin Street because of thequality of the food.In the few days she’s been oncampus, Brooks said she haschosen healthier alternatives.“Sometimes that’s why Idon’t eat in (the dining halls)— I have healthier food in my dorm,” she said.