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The Daily Tar Heel for September 12, 2013

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Volume 121, Issue 70
September 12th12- 4 pmRam’s Head Rec Centerhttp://bit.ly/2013UNCFallExpo
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By Jordan Bailey
Senior Writer
Lyle Baumgarten has workedfor five years to earn a degree in biomedical engineering and biology  with a minor in physics.But when he graduates, only oneof those areas of study will be recog-nized on his diploma.Baumgarten is one of 179 stu-dents on campus who will face thisconsequence upon graduation this year for failing to graduate withineight semesters.UNC-CH is the only UNC-systemschool that requires students tograduate in four years — if they don’t, their minor or second major will be dropped from their transcriptand diploma upon graduation.Baumgarten said he feels thepolicy is unfair.“I think it’s annoying because Idid the work for (my double majorand minor), so it should go on my transcript,” he said.In addition, students who havetaken more than 140 credit hoursmust pay a fee that is equal to 50percent of the student’s tuition. Thesurcharge applies to every credithour taken after the 140 limit isreached.Lee May, associate dean of aca-demic advising, said the punish-ment policy stems from a 2007 curriculum change that allowedstudents to complete three areas of study.“Prior to 2007, students didn’thave the option of doing three areasof study,” May said.“(There was a proposal) for stu-dents to be able to have two majorsand one minor, or one major and
By Hayley Fowler
Staff Writer
UNC students, tired of feeling ignored by the UNC-system Board of Governors, will march a mile to the board’s meeting onFriday to make their voices heard.The Board of Governors will have com-mittee meetings today and meet as a full board on Friday. Students will rally at themeeting to show their dissatisfaction withthe board’s apparent lack of accessibility,said Stephanie Nieves-Rios, co-presidentof the UNC Sexuality and Gender Allianceand one of the rally’s organizers.The event was catalyzed by the board’srecent decision to ban gender-neutralhousing on campus, she said.The board had voted to ban gender-neu-tral housing for the entire UNC system inearly August, when most students were off campus and unaware the issue was on theagenda. The vote overruled an earlier deci-sion by the UNC Board of Trustees to allow gender-neutral housing on campus.Nieves-Rios said the decision to offergender-neutral housing at UNC came froma lot of student effort and collaboration.“Their decision to strike that downshows the disconnect between the Boardof Governors and the student community,she said. A collaboration of student groups,including UNC Student Power, SAGA and Students Working for Adequation of Genders, will meet in the Pit at 8:30 a.m.and lead the march to the UNC-systemGeneral Administration building onRaleigh Road, said A.J. Karon, anotherorganizer and committee co-chairman forSWAG.Students will not be allowed to speak during the meeting because it is not a pub-lic hearing, said Joni Worthington, systemspokeswoman, in an email.But Karon said the rally will feature stu-dent speakers like John Guzek, speaker protempore of UNC Student Congress.He said the emphasis is not on bash-ing the board or asking for reform, buton stressing the need for students on the board, which currently has one nonvot-ing student member in UNC-system Association of Student GovernmentsPresident Robert Nunnery.“This is an opportunity for the UNC stu-dent body to really make a big impact onthe future of the University,” Karon said.Matt Hickson, a UNC May graduate who works with Student Power, said the event will initiate a conversation that will keepgoing until the board starts listening.“They can’t wait us out,” Hickson said.“This won’t be a one time thing — this will be a consistent effort to educate studentsabout the board that represents them.”
By Zach Freshwater
Staff Writer
 According to a recent study bNorthwestern University, non-tenured faculty members might be better teachers than professors with tenure.The study, which was releasedMonday, found that non-tenuredfaculty at Northwestern signifi-cantly outperformed tenured fac-ulty in introductory undergradu-ate courses. It showed that fixed-term faculty motivate studentsto take further courses in theirsubject and also have studentsperform better on course work than their tenured counterparts.Fixed-term faculty memberssign one- to five-year contracts with the University, while tenuredfaculty have permanent positions.Jean DeSaix, a fixed-termfaculty member in the biology department, said she wasn’t sur-prised by the study’s findings.“I suspect fixed-term faculty devote more time and energy tending to the classroom atmo-sphere,” DeSaix said. “But thisdoesn’t mean that tenured fac-ulty don’t spend time on theirclasses.”She said while fixed-term facul-ty might be more focused on theirclassrooms, tenured professors
By Breanna Kerr
Staff Writer
On Jan. 1, 1989, playwright,actor and political activist SafdarHashmi was performing a streetplay in Delhi when he was beatento death by political thugs.Hashmi’s politically chargedtheater made him the targetof deadly violence, but it alsoinspired a collective of Delhi- based artists, writers, poets, musi-cians, actors and activists to join
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Students to protestBoard of Governors
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igi Davidson feeds her chickens in her backyard on Sept. 9 in Pittsboro. Residents have taken to raising chick-ens to promote sustainability and an eco-friendly lifestyle. A 2010 Chapel Hill town ordinance allows up to 20chickens to be kept in backyards, which has led to an increase in raising chickens. See page 3 for the full story.
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Sahmat, a collective of artists, has been promoting artistic freedom inhonor of the activist Safdar Hasmi for over 20 years now.
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opening reception
 Tonight, 6:30 p.m. to 8p.m.
 The Ackland ArtMuseum, 101 S. Columbia St.
together.These artists called themselvesSahmat, and for more than 20 years since Hashmi’s murder,Sahmat has functioned to createand present works of art promot-ing artistic freedom in the spirit of Hashmi’s secular and egalitarianideals.
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UNC-CH is the only system school that has penalties for students who fail to graduate in four years. TheUniversity has the highest four-year graduation rate of any system campus.
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In more news of people beingidiots with their phones: One Maryland woman drove into a lake while texting behind the wheel.Thankfully, she only had minor inju-ries. But serious question, lady: At whatpoint did you realize you were in water when you knew you should stop texting?
“I have to keep an eye out whenI’m squashing someone. I look at theirfeet and their fingers to make sure thereis still movement there and they’re still breathing.”— Kristy Love, a Georgia massage ther-apist, who is under scrutiny for using herlarge breasts to give massages to clients.
ove them or hate them, squirrels make our world go round— at least at UNC, anyway. Truthfully, though, it seems squir-rels are just as synonymous with any college experience as all-nighters and beer pong.But the fur is flying at Yale University as angry students claim some-one killed off the school’s population of the strangely lovable rodent thissummer. Neither Yale’s facilities staff nor New Haven’s parks departmenthave confirmed mass squirrel murder.Imagine: No. Squirrels. Anywhere. But what other animal wouldunabashedly carry around a slice of pizza in its mouth? What would hidein the trash cans to scare us late at night? What about Squirrel Girl?
Squirreling away
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Someone committed sim-ple assault at The Crunkleton bar at 320 W. Franklin St. at1:21 a.m. Tuesday, accordingto Chapel Hill police reports.Someone received minorinjuries after being punchedin the face, reports state.
Someone resisted arrestat 506 W. Franklin St. at 6:31a.m. Tuesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person misused pub-lic seating by sleeping on a  bench, reports state.• Someone stole money from a residence at 5301Drew Hill Lane between 2p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person stole $40 incash, reports state.• Someone broke andentered at a residence at 2701Homestead Road at 6:33 p.m.Tuesday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person stole a camera  valued at $200, reports state.• Someone indecently exposed themselves at 5623Chapel Hill Blvd. between7:35 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.Tuesday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person took off theirclothes and ran naked aroundthe parking lot of a hotel,reports state.• Someone vandalizedproperty at 751 Trinity Court between 11:48 p.m. and 11:55p.m. Tuesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person threw eggs atthe front door of a residence,causing damage estimated at$10, reports state.• Someone tapped on a  bedroom window at 200 Westminster Drive at 9:41p.m. Tuesday, according toChapel Hill police reports.
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my Elmers, a sophomore, places flags on thequad Wednesday in front of Wilson Library to commemorate the 12th anniversary of theSept. 11, 2001 attacks. “We’re really proud we can dosomething to honor their memory,” said Elmers.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
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campus briefs
Four faculty members receiveHettleman achievement award
Four UNC junior faculty mem- bers — Emily Baragwanath, Wei You,Eliana Perrin and Mark Zylka — have been awarded the Phillip and RuthHettleman Prizes for artistic andscholarly achievement in their variousfields. The recipients will each receive a $5,000 stipend.
University to test emergencysirens Tuesday starting at noon
Between noon and 1 p.m. on Sept.17, the University will test its emer-gency sirens as part of the campus safety campaign Alert Carolina. No action isrequired during the drill.
— From staff and wire reports
sports xtra hits the field
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Georgia Walker waits between shots as Ryan O’Rorke, football expert, gives a brief segment on Saturday’s football game against Middle Tennessee.
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By Kathryn Trogdon
Staff Writer
FAYETTEVILLE — The nation’s first9/11 mobile museum was unveiled inFayetteville on Wednesday — the 12thanniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 — featur-ing artifacts from the tragedy, includingpieces of the World Trade Center andpictures and audio from Ground Zero.The Stephen Siller Tunnel to TowersFoundation, a New York-based nonprof -it, constructed the 53-foot long museum which carried donated memorabilia from the 9/11 attacks, including namesof the people lost that day.John Carroll, a retired New York City Fire Department battalion chief whoaided people at Ground Zero on 9/11,said the museum’s purpose is to makesure people never forget the attack andthe sacrifices made that day. Carrollis traveling with the museum and is a foundation advisory board member.“Freedom’s really not free,” he said.“This is to keep awareness of what hap-pened on 9/11 alive so people never forgetand that they continue making sacrificesto keep this country as great as it is.”Carroll said the foundation noticedthat the post-9/11 generation isn’t beingtaught about the attacks in schools.“As time goes on, people are just goingto forget about it completely,” he said.LaVern Oxendine , a Fayetteville resi-dent who visited the mobile museum, saidthe Fort Bragg area is a good place for themuseum to start because it reminds people why soldiers are currently overseas.“This reminds us of why our soldiersare fighting in harm’s way over there inIraq and Afghanistan and other places,especially in this city,” he said. “We havethe largest base in the country here atFort Bragg.”Sgt. 1st Class James Fischer said he vividly remembers 9/11 but meeting fire-fighters who were at Ground Zero madehim feel more connected to the event.Other visitors said it was moving tosee pieces of the World Trade Center.“I just think it’s unbelievable to actu-ally be able to touch a piece of the WorldTrade Center,” said Joshua Angelini, a resident of Fayetteville.
Foundation history
The foundation was created in honorof Stephen Siller, a firefighter who losthis life on 9/11. Foundation proceedsgo to orphanages, burn centers and firedepartments across the country.Siller had just gotten off-duty and wason his way home when he heard over thefire department scanner that the first of the towers had been attacked. He imme-diately turned around to help.On his way to the World Trade Center,Siller had to go through what was thencalled the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, but ithad been blocked off for safety reasons. Heput on 60 pounds of gear and ran abouttwo miles through the tunnel to help. He was killed in one of the tower collapses.Siller’s family replicated his run andmade a race out of it, which now attractsmore than 35,000 runners, Carroll said.Since then, the foundation has expand-ed to include Building for America’sBravest, a program that raises funds to build “smart homes” for injured veterans,primarily those who are triple or qua-druple veterans. These homes can be con-trolled by smart phones or other devices.Carroll said the foundation decidedto debut the museum in Fayetteville because they are building two suchhomes in the area. He said the museum will remain in Fayetteville until Saturday and then will head to Atlanta beforereturning to Raleigh from Sept. 17 to 21.Currently, there is no end date for themuseum’s tour, Carroll said.“We’re going to keep this going for aslong as we can,” he said.
Orson Scott Card joins UNC-TV 
By Andrew Craig
Staff Writer
Next month, the UNC-TV Board of Trustees will welcomea new member who has beenthe subject of national attentionthroughout the past decade —author Orson Scott Card.Card, a Greensboro residentand author of the popular youngadult novel Ender’s Game, wasappointed Monday to the boardfor a two-year term by N.C. SenatePresident Pro Tempore PhilBerger, R-Guilford. According to a Facebook post by UNC-TV, the position is advisory in nature and is unpaid. After the post elicited angry com-ments, UNC-TV responded, addingthat by state statute, it did not havethe option to decline appointmentsof Board of Trustees members.But the appointment of Card — who has been a vocal opponent of gay marriage and a past memberof the anti-gay marriage NationalOrganization for Marriage — hasleft many in the state’s LGBT com-munity with mixed feelings.Card said he does not see hispolitical views interfering with hisproductivity as a board member.“I believe I am well within themainstream of political thought inNorth Carolina,” Card said. “Whenpeople see what I’ve actually  wrote, they will realize my viewshave been deliberately misrepre-sented in order to punish me for being on the wrong side of certainpolitical issues.Still, LGBT communitiesnationwide have called for a boy-cott of the November movie adap-tation of Card’s novel and haverequested that bookstores pullthe work from their shelves, saidJames Miller, executive director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.“We’re disappointed that Cardhas been appointed to such a posi-tion in North Carolina,” Millersaid. “But unfortunately it’s a bit of moot point, since there’s not really much he can affect during his timeas a board member.”The board is composed of 22members from across the state.Card said he was honored to acceptthe position, adding there were notspecific changes he wanted to make.“I’m an avid fan of many of theshows our UNC-TV already airs,”Card said. “I won’t be doing any -thing to interfere with the good work that's already going on.Carl Venters, a current UNC-TV  board member, said there is littlechange to programming that Card will be able to make or suggest.“The board has always been fullof very smart people who broughta range of well-balanced views to bring to the table,” Venters said.“One member can’t change pro-graming on his own.”But the concern about Card’sappointment is not only for his out-spoken political views, said UNC junior Daniel Doyle, a member of UNC’s social justice theatre groupInteractive Theatre Carolina.Doyle said it was more about what the move says about thedirection of the state’s policies.“The last thing we need aremore oppressive leaders in thestate who don’t allow people to bethemselves.”
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By Sam Schaefer
Senior Writer
The second year of production began forSports Xtra this week, giving UNC journalismstudents the chance to be on a team of theirown.Professor Charlie Tuggle, the faculty advi-sor of production for the show, said he acts asa coach while the students do the bulk of the work.“When it comes time to do the show, I gointo a different room,” he said. “The people inthe studio, they know what they need to do,the people in the control room, they know  what they need to do.Sports Xtra has achieved a notable amountof visibility in a short time.One of the show’s segments during its firstsemester won the National Broadcast Society’saward for best video sports program.The show’s founder and last year’s executiveproducer, Will Rimer, was hired as a produc-tion assistant at Fox Sports 1 in Los Angeles.Rimer said he wouldn’t have been hired without his work on Sports Xtra.He said he created the show after Carolina  Week — the School of Journalism and MassCommunication’s video newscast program —reduced its output from two shows a week toone show two years ago.That reduced the amount of air-time sportscoverage received, he said, mostly limitingit to football and basketball coverage. Thisrequired more experienced crew members, which made it more difficult for newcomers atCarolina Week to learn.“That problem with that was there weren’tother games people were shooting, to learn how to use the camera,” Rimer said. “That’s why Ithought it was needed — to get more peopleinvolved in sports in the journalism school.”He approached professor Tuggle with theidea in the spring semester of 2012.Tuggle, who is now the faculty advisor of pro-duction, helped Rimer get the project started.Tuggle said the show took much of its tem-plate from Carolina Week, and along with the work of Rimer and others, that allowed theshow to begin producing high quality contentquickly.Tuggle said he hoped that students wouldcontinue the show’s high standards by teach-ing one another.“All of our students have two jobs: to do what you do really well, and to prep yourreplacement.”The show’s new executive producer,Madison Way, said she hopes to continue theshow’s successes from last year, but also hasher eye on expansion and improvement.“It would be awesome if we were consideredin the same high-caliber category as Carolina  Week is, so that’s my goal for us — to get anEmmy,” she said.Tuggle said he thought the show had already established a good blueprint for success.“We have two sayings that we go by,” Tugglesaid. “One is ‘work hard, play hard, and know to do which one.’ The other is ‘pay attention todeadlines and details.“And if we do those things within the sys-tem that we have, we think we have a realgood chance of winning national champion-ships and being recognized as being the best broadcast program in the country.
Show gives students experience in sports journalism
More chickens raised in Orange County 
By Sam Fletcher
Staff Writer
Chickens might be land-bound, but local sales of the birds are cer-tainly taking off.Roy Sumner, an owner of Sumner-Byrd Farm Inc. Poultry Chick Dealer and a self-described“chicken whisperer,” said he hasseen his business triple in the lasttwo years and expects the trend tocontinue.“I started with $20,000 per year and now $100,000,” he said.“January next year will be over$100,000.”Sumner’s farm is based inHolly Springs and sells to peoplein 17 different counties in NorthCarolina. He said he has sold morethan 90,000 chickens at a rate of about 12,000 per year.He said he sells so many chick -ens that keeping abreast of theorders can be a challenge — hecan’t get chickens in stock fastenough.This upsurge in what is typically called urban farming is part of a nationwide movement toward a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.“The whole world has gonegreen,” Sumner said. “The whole world has gone fresh.In 2009, the Chapel Hill TownCouncil passed an ordinancepermitting up to 10 chickens in backyards. A prior ordinance hadallowed up to 20 chickens to bekept in yards, but only in a lim-ited number of residential zoningareas.The increase in fowl comes with its issues — sadly, whena chicken crosses the road inChapel Hill or Carrboro, BobMarotto, the director of OrangeCounty Animal Services, has toimpound it.Marotto said he has had toimpound a dozen or two dozenfowl across Orange County in thelast year.The most common offenseamong the poultry of OrangeCounty is roaming off their own-ers’ property, he said. Thesemiscreants are held by AnimalServices until their owners reclaimthem. Avid chicken farmer andPittsboro resident Gigi Davidsonhasn’t experienced any of theseproblems.“They are so well-behavedinherently, when the sun starts togo down they put themselves intotheir coop,” she said. “All I have todo is close the door.”Typically these urban fowl are
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Pittsboro resident Gigi Davidson owns four chickens and says that egg pro-duction is just one benefit of having chickens in her backyard.
kept for their eggs. But accordingto Davidson, eggs are only one of the benefits poultry can bring to a garden.“The chickens do a fair amountof weed-eating and pest-eating,she said.Davidson said she currently has four chickens. She purchasedthem as chicks for $3.50 each but said the real cost comes when buying a coop that keeps thechickens safe.She said a nice coop can costanywhere from $250 to $500 — but her initial security and hous-ing plans were scrambled after a neighbor’s dog attacked her flock.The dog left four of her chickensdead, and she had to invest in a more potent electric fence.From late March until mid-September Davidson’s chickenslay about an egg a day. She usesthe surplus eggs as barter materi-als for meat and vegetables fromother farmers.But whatever the financial andhealth benefits may be, Davidsonis happy just admiring her chick-ens.“They are characters, they areabsolutely hilarious to watch,” shesaid.
Phil Berger appointedCard to the station’sboard of trustees.A 2009 Chapel Hillordinance allowschickens in backyards.

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