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By Amanda Albright
University Editor
 While reflecting on the eighthreport examining the relationship between academics and athletics atUNC, faculty and administratorsalso discussed the nuances of admis-sions.The conversation was part of thefirst public meeting of the Student Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group, which was created by Executive Vice Chancellor andProvost Jim Dean and AthleticsDirector Bubba Cunningham ear-lier this year.The group, which was formedlast month with the charge of examining athletics, discussed thereport released by Association of  American Universities PresidentHunter Rawlings and his panel of higher education and athletic lead-ers.The report included 28 recom-mendations on athletics, includingthe oversight of athletics by thechancellor, financial considerationsand the admissions, treatment andeligibility of athletes.Faculty members asked if thesuggested changes in the report would be put into action or consid-ered by the working group, includ-ing the changes suggested to theUniversity’s admissions of studentathletes. Vice Provost for Enrollment andUndergraduate Admissions SteveFarmer said though the report’s ideas were valuable, many of the changeshad already taken place — but saidthe report would not be ignored by the working group.“I really don’t think it’s going on
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Volume 121, Issue 87
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Audrey McGee, age 6, gets her face painted by Valerie Cameron from Raleigh at Festifall on Sunday.
By Breanna Kerr
Staff Writer
Despite heat reminiscent of summer, Chapel Hill citizensgathered on West Franklin StreetSunday alongside Triangle-area performers, artists and local busi-nesses to celebrate Chapel Hill’sannual autumnal premiere artsfestival — Festifall.Festivals and special events super- visor for the town of Chapel Hill, Wes Tilghman, said Festifall, whichhas been running for 41 years, isan opportunity for the Chapel Hillcommunity to come together andcelebrate the local arts scene.Festifall united street performers,musicians and vendors of art, foodand merchandise in one dense loca -tion from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.This year, UNC was also involvedin Festifall through the Ackland ArtMuseum, Tilghman said.The Ackland sponsored “Art onthe Move” at Festifall in partner-ship with its running exhibit “TheSahmat Collective.” Participants were encouraged to create colorfulsocial justice-inspired messages by decorating their bikes that then went on display at the festival.Some of the most enthusiastic“Art on the Move” participants were Festifall’s younger attendees, who rode their painted creationsaround the vendor booths.In addition to the Ackland, UNCgroups like Dance Marathon andBhangra Elite were also present atFestifall.Tilghman said there were 80 to100 artists from the region in atten-dance, each in their own booth.“All different types of artisticmedia are represented at Festifall,and we want to help them exhibitand sell their art,” he said.Durham artist Erin Hathaway isthe creator of Split Infinity Jewelry, where she has been making hand-crafted chainmaille jewelry for two years.Festifall marks the first-everevent in Chapel Hill for Hathaway.Hathaway said the community feel of Festifall was due to the
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Nate the Magician entertains at Festifall, the largest arts festival in this areaand the largest Chapel Hill visitor event besides Halloween.
Chapel Hill celebrated its 41st annual Festifall Sunday 
involvement with music, localstorefronts and the vendor artists.“It builds a sense of pride for where you live, camaraderie, own-ership and a reinforcement in thecommunity spirit,” she said. “Notto mention, it encourages people toshop local.”Fellow artist vendor KirstenHausman is the creator of a hand-made paper flower business calledFlowerthyme, based in Durham.Hausman said that the big crowdat Festifall was seeking uniquethings, which was good for her craft.She described the mix between vendors, performers and ChapelHill businesses as a mutualisticrelationship.“Maybe certain shop owners willsee my things and decide they loveme so much they need me in theirshop,” Hausman said.Triangle-area musician JohnKlonowski and his band, Tea CupGin, were among the musicalentertainment at Festifall Sunday.Tea Cup Gin writes much of theirown music inspired by 1920s and‘30s jazz — their name is a refer-ence to the Prohibition Era whenspeakeasies had to serve their liquor
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By Sarah Moseley
Staff Writer
Sleep might be the only thing better than an ice cold beer at 8a.m., but with the recent trend of UNC football games starting at12:30 p.m., sleep will have to wait.So far this season, four of thefirst five UNC football games havestarted at or before 12:30 p.m., andchances are, it’s going to stay that way.“I know how many people wouldprefer later games,” said AthleticsDirector Bubba Cunningham. “My concern is primarily for the fansand students. We could have a bet-ter game day atmosphere if we play later in the day.”Ken Haines, the CEO of Raycom Sports, the Atlantic CoastConference’s official TV network,said the company airs at least twogames per week.“This year, by contract, thegames must air no earlier than12:30 on Raycom,” he said. “Wecan’t air the games later, and neverhave, because then they will runinto network programming fromCBS, NBC, ABC, or FOX.”Raycom also sub-licenses ACCgames to Fox Sports South, whichis not as limited with start times because the network only is con-cerned with airing professional orcollege sports later in the day.Ultimately, ESPN makes all air-time decisions, regularly choosingtop teams to attract wider viewer-ship and boost ratings. BecauseUNC hasn’t been highly ranked,ESPN usually passes them off,Haines said.“When you pay the most money,that’s the opportunity you get,Haines said. “Given the contract,there’s really nothing we can doabout it.”He said the teams that arenationally ranked are almost alwaysselected by ESPN, leaving Raycom with few choices for buzz-worthy games. Raycom’s contract withESPN is set to last until 2027.Cunningham shares Haines’frustration.He said he’s talked with Hainesand has asked network executivesto include more variety in who they select.But Cunningham said he doesn’thave much influence in making a change.He said he thinks the consistent12:30 p.m. game times have had anadverse effect on attendance, andhe fears this will continue.Duke University’s AssociateDirector of Athletics Jon Jacksonalso said there are disadvantages of an early start time.“Certainly kickoff times impactattendance. For students, a lateafternoon or early evening startseems to be more attractive. Laterkickoff times also allow alumniand fans who have to travel moretime to get to the stadium on a 
Nearly $30 transit fee hike proposed
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By Bradley Saacks
Staff Writer
Parking on campus could becomeeven more expensive next year.The Department of Public Safety proposed a $28.41 fee increasefor parking and transportation onFriday to the student fee advisory subcommittee.The student transportation fee, which funds ser- vices includingSafe Ride, P2Pand Chapel HillTransit, is cur-rently $145.74.DPS rep-resentatives Wilhelmina Steen and Cheryl Stoutsaid at the meeting that the changes would include a $17.50 increasefor Chapel Hill Transit and a new $10.40 charge for nighttime park-ing.The past few years of increasesto the fee are part of DPS’s five-yearplan, which originally intended toraise the fee by $14 each year.The nighttime parking fee ismeant to cover costs associated withthe currently free system where stu-dents can park anywhere on cam-pus after 5 p.m.DPS previously offered theoption to have students pay for a $227 annual nighttime parkingpermit, but ultimately student rep-resentatives opted to incorporate itinto the transportation fee.Steen said people parking atnight for free are receiving the ben-efits of the system without contrib-uting to it.“There are two groups histori-cally who have not contributed tothe (transportation and parking)system: park-and-riders and night-time parkers,” Steen said. “There wasa park and ride fee that was initiatedthis year and a nighttime parking feethat will be instituted next year.”But the proposal to raise park-ing fees was met with resistancefrom subcommittee members, whodelayed deciding on the increaseuntil it receives more informationfrom DPS on the funding structureof Chapel Hill Transit.Student Body President Christy Lambden said he recognized theneed for additional parking funds but was frustrated with the lack of other transportation options avail-able to students.“There isn’t available parkingfor students on-campus currently,”Lambden said. “Students are given noother options other than the buses.”The construction and maintenanceof parking decks around campus hasadded significantly to the debt thatDPS must handle, Stout said.But Lambden said a majority of this available parking is not goingto provide many additional studentspots and instead spaces are givento University faculty.Faculty members pay for a permit for an entire year and areguaranteed a spot in nighttimelots. Students, however, are beingcharged without any guarantee of available spaces.
parking fEE proposals
Proposed increase for Chapel Hill Transit
Proposed Increase for night parking
Current DPS fee
“I see students taking on more of the burden of the system withoutgetting any of the additional ben-efits,” Lambden said.Stout said that employees view parking as a right, and not a privilege,and therefore should have a space.“It’s not that students don’t con-tribute to the system,” she said.“They do — it’s just the systemmust be looked at differently dueto the expenses of our new parkingoperations.”
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Bubba Cunningham, center, and Admissions Dean Steve Farmer, left, dis-cuss athletics at the Faculty Council meeting Friday.
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 A grandfather in Kent, U.K., is inhot water for mistakenly picking up the wrong child — who he presumed was hisgranddaughter — from school for a doc-tor’s appointment.Question: How did the grandfather,fake granddaughter, actual granddaugh-ter, teacher and doctor not notice?
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or all the havoc Congress has been wreaking lately, it was only a matter of time until the world would be punished. But how are an influx of insects and spiders a fair punishment? Thereare giant hornets that have killed 42 people in China as of Oct.4 and drunk wasps in the United Kingdom. Now carnal-loving tarantulasare getting it on in California. It’s mating season, folks.Male tarantulas mostly live underground in burrows, but mating sea-son brings them up out of the ground. “This weekend or next weekendis going to be the biggest spider movement of all,” said Al Wolf, directorof Sonoma County Reptile Rescue. “All the males will be looking for thegirls so it’s gonna be eight-legged love.” Cue the dry heaving.
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Someone committed vandalism at 700 BolinwoodDrive between 1 a.m. and 9a.m. Thursday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person punctured tireson a Jeep Wrangler, causingdamage estimatd at $1,200,reports state.• Someone committed breaking and entering and lar-ceny at 95 Weaver Dairy Road between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.Thursday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person damaged a doorknob and glass door, causingdamage estimated at $120,and stole two televisions,an XBox 360 and computerhardware and software valuedat $1,350, reports state.• Someone reported loudtalking at 207 PinegateCircle at 7:46 p.m. Thursday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.People were talking loudly in an apartment breezeway,reports state.• Someone entered anunlocked vehicle and took items at 111 St. Thomas Drive between 9 p.m. and 10:45p.m. Thursday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person took a TexasID and a belt, valued at $150,reports state.• Someone trespassed at310 W. Franklin St. at 10:47 p.m. Thursday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person went in and outof Mellow Mushroom all day asking for money and food,reports state.• Someone was drunk anddisruptive at 828 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd. at 2:24a.m. Friday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person was yelling andcursing at officers, reportsstate.
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Festival explores issues in central Africa 
By Amanda Raymond
Staff Writer
UNC students sought to break the silence surroundingsexual and interpersonal vio-lence during Project Dinah’sSpeak Out! event Friday night.Speak Out! UNC is an annu-al event where members of Project Dinah read anonymoustestimonials from survivors of sexual assault and interper-sonal violence.The testimonials were post-ed on the organization’s perma-nent blog.Project Dinah is a UNCorganization that works to endsexual assault and interper-sonal violence.“We want every relation-ship to be free of fear andforce,” said Alban Foulser,publicity chairwoman of Project Dinah.The audience heard storiesabout the nature of the assaultsthat survivors experienced andthe emotions they felt after- wards.There were also stories of triumph and encouragementfrom those who overcametheir trauma from sexualassault and interpersonal vio-lence.“They see that other peoplehave experienced this, andeven if they don’t want tocome out and say, ‘This hap-pened to me,’ they can shareit and other people can heartheir story,” Foulser said. “AndI think that is kind of a relief for them.”The event featured perfor-mances from a cappella andspoken word poets in betweenthe testimonial readings.Senior Gabriel Baylor saidhe came for the performancefrom EROT spoken wordgroup but left with a greaterunderstanding of the event’smessage.“I didn’t realize how deep it was going to be,” he said.“I’ve never — I don’t think —considered some of the things,or seen or heard the stories that were presented tonight.Speak Out! ended with anopen-mic portion, where any-one from the audience couldtalk about their experiences with interpersonal violence,or comment on what they hadheard.“I wasn’t really expectingso many people to come upand speak in the open-micpart about their own personalexperiences, so that was really powerful,” junior Dylane’ Davissaid.Foulser said Project Dinahaims to open the eyes of theUNC community.“They don’t really connect
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Patrick Ewald, the general manager of Sitti Restaurant in Raleigh, prepares a sample at the sixth annual PepperFest in Briar Chapel’s Boulder Park.
By Oliver Hamilton
Staff Writer
Dozens of local restaurants and brewer-ies brought the heat Sunday at the sixthannual PepperFest.Each establishment crafted their own dishfor attendees using locally grown peppers.The festival, held at Boulder Park in BriarChapel, was sponsored by the AbundanceFoundation, a nonprofit focused on outreachthrough sustainable agriculture.“We are dedicated to preserving the localfood shed through events and education,”said Beth Turner, a volunteer at the festivaland a Pittsboro town commissioner.Through their efforts, the foundationhas touched farmers that are as vibrant anddiverse as the peppers they promote.“We get peppers that are specifically bredfor this region, and we work with the chefsand some actually end up going local afterthe festival,” said Tami Schwerin, executivedirector of the Abundance Foundation.One of the contributors of these locally created peppers is the Piedmont Biofarm, which is a sustainable vegetable farm spe-cializing in growing a wide array of peppers.“We’re creating whole new varieties of peppers that have never existed before,” saidDoug Jones, a Piedmont Biofarm farmer.Jones, who’s known as Dr. Pepper, saidhe has been growing his specialty peppersfor 10 years and has been an integral part inthe creation of the festival.“We’re founders of the festival, along with Abundance Foundation, and it actu-ally began as a tasting event,” said Jones.Jones uses the tasting aspect of the fes-tival to gauge public approval and interest— and he uses the information to createsuperior tasting peppers.“Our goal is to get more peppers con-sumed and promote sweet — not hot —peppers, so people will eat a larger amountin their daily diet,” said Jones. Along with the panoply of peppers, theunderlying mission of the festival has shiftedto one of sustainable living.“We have brought a lot of positive expo-sure to Pittsboro and the local farmersthere as well,” Turner said.The local turnout at this year’s festival was the biggest in its history — and orga -nizers have taken notice. And residents are also catching on andare appreciative of the festival’s approachtowards helping Piedmont farmers.“I think that they’ve done a great jobpromoting local businesses and farms,”said Ann Johnston, a festival attendee andChapel Hill resident. After the pepper king and queen had been crowned and the burning mouths were quenched, regional farmers and resi-dents gathered for pepper beer and blue-grass music.
PepperFest aims to spice up local agriculture market
from sweet to heat
By Lindsay Carbonell
Staff Writer
Members of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments introduced a resolutionSaturday to support the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against North Carolina regard-ing recent voting laws — only to see the resolu-tion die on the floor.Resolution 5, which sought to affirm votingrights for all citizens, was a response to the Sept.30 DOJ lawsuit that charged that the state’s vot-ing laws intentionally disenfranchised minority groups.Some members pointed out that college stu-dents are also vulnerable to the law. Startingin 2016, photo IDs will be required to vote, butuniversity-issued IDs will not suffice. The new law also shortens the early voting period by a  week and eliminates same-day registration.The association, which is funded by a $1annual student fee, met at UNC-CH. The groupis composed of student delegates from acrossthe UNC system and meets monthly at differentcampuses.In August, the association had passed a resolution to show support for keeping on-campus voting accessible, but a lack of actionon Resolution 5 raised questions from somemembers, including UNC-CH Student Body President Christy Lambden, about the associa -tion’s effectiveness.“It was an absolute travesty,” Lambden saidafter the meeting. “We are, as student represen-tatives, there to advocate for students, and theassociation failed to do so.”The resolution, drafted by Lambden andfellow student body presidents Alex Parkerof N.C. State University and Dylan Russell of  Appalachian State University, was hastily intro-duced Saturday, requiring a suspension of ASG rules to discuss it. But the motion to suspendthe rules failed to pass 18 to 14.Some members, including ASG Senior VicePresident Olivia Sedwick, said the resolutioncould have been more successful as a critical let-ter open to the public.“To me, the format was more of a hinderancethan anything,” Sedwick said. ASG President Robert Nunnery said somedelegates might have wanted to discuss the res-olution with their on-campus superiors before voting.Still, Lambden, Russell and some other vot-ers agreed that concerns about the bill couldhave been addressed in assembly and that kill-ing the motion prevented Resolution 5 from being discussed at all.“This organization spent over $3,000 on bringing this (meeting) together,” Lambdensaid. “For us to achieve nothing is a disservice tostudents.” At the meeting, members also discussedadvocacy initiatives — including a trip to Washington, D.C., which was postponed par-tially due to the government shutdown — andappropriation of money for a just-created pro-fessional advisor position. At the end of the meeting, Fayetteville StateUniversity Student Body President Jalynn Jonescriticized what she saw as the delegates’ unpro-fessionalism and the lack of progress at meet-ings despite their length and cost.Nunnery said ASG leaders managed toreduce this meeting’s cost by not offering hotelrooms to schools less than two-and-a-half hoursaway, and reducing the duration of stay fromtwo nights to one night.“(The meeting) had a full-packed agenda, butthe cost was dramatically low,” he said.But many delegates said they are still frus-trated.“I’m disappointed that I came here — on my fall break — and we didn’t even have an opendialogue about news that’s affecting students,”said UNC-Asheville Student Body PresidentLeigh Whittaker.
By Paige Hopkins
Staff Writer
Last weekend’s “CelebratingCongo: A 2-day Festival of Art and Advocacy” brought arts and advo-cacy together in exploring currentissues in central Africa.Each program within the event was meticulously planned by the UNC music department and Yole!Africa US, a non-profit created by UNC students to bring aware-ness of happenings in the easternDemocratic Republic of the Congoand the U.S.The Sonja Haynes Stone Centerhosted the festival, which took place on Friday and Saturday. Theprogram included everything froma Q-and-A session about progres-sive movements taking place in theCongo to a fashion show featur-ing designs created by Congolese women.
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“Celebrating Congo: A 2-day Festival of Art and Advocacy” was a event toexplore central issues in central Africa through performances and lectures.
Music professor Cherie RiversNdaliko, who oversaw and plannedthe event, worked to inform attend-ees of issues in the Congo andinspire them to help.Ndaliko said one of the mineralsmined in the Congo is often usedin cell phones and many other elec-tronic devices — an industry with a history of worker exploitation.“One of the things that we wantedto do was raise awareness in theCarolina community that for allof us who have portable electronicdevices, for all of us who engage inthe modern world in any way, theconflict in Congo has everything todo with us,” Ndaliko said. While festival events did focus onadvocacy and responsible consumerchoices, they incorporated vibrantmusic and live entertainment as well.“We decided to call it ‘CelebratingCongo’ because that’s exactly what we want to do,” Ndaliko said. “We want tocelebrate the vibrancy of the culture,the people, the food, the fashion, themusic and the film traditions.” At the “Celebrating Congo” fashionshow on Saturday, music was blastedfrom the speakers of the Stone Center while energetic models strutted their African-inspired designs.Mamafrica, included in the fash-ion show, is a clothing line featuringthe work of Congolese women withall proceeds going toward providinghealing arts programs, educationand economic opportunity to the women of Congo, according to theline’s website.“Through the clothing we’re ableto create awareness here in theUnited States and have the con- versation about being conscious of  where your clothing comes from,said Ashley Nemiro, the non-profit’sfounder. “We want to buy clothingthat has a story, that has a purpose,and speaks up for a woman’s voice.Petna Ndaliko, Cherie Ndaliko’shusband, presented his film docu-mentary, “Mabele na Biso,” after a spoken word event Friday.The documentary focused on a recent self-sufficiency movement inCongo started by community direc-tor Samuel Yagase. Yagase was on the panel for theQ-and-A session and was translatedfrom his native French to English. Hesaid charity groups should ask locals what needs to be done in their regioninstead of just bringing money andexecuting their own agenda. Yagase’s work, which encouragespeople to engage in activities likegrowing their own food and oper-ating a community radio station,has made it possible for more than6,000 Congolese people to functionindependent of foreign aid.“It is an invitation for a differentconversation around internationalaid and an opportunity for peopleinterested in Congo to see a differ-ent image of the Congolese,” Petna Nadliko said.
Celebrating Congo washosted by the SonjaHaynes Stone Center.A motion to support a DOJ votingrights lawsuit died on the floor.Project Dinah heldthe Speak Out! eventon Friday night.
that probably every single per-son on campus knows someone who has been sexually assault-ed,” she said.Sheena Ozaki, chairwomanof Project Dinah, said eventslike Speak Out! create a safeoutlet for survivors and show-cases the familial aspects of UNC.“What I think, at least, isthat it shows survivors thatthey have a community herethat supports them, that’s hereto listen to their stories and to believe them,” she said.Speak Out! is a night thatcomes with many powerfulemotions, but Ozaki said thegoal of it all is to encouragepeople to make a change.“The point for us is to belike, ‘Yes, all of this is happen-ing and it’s horrible, but we arehere to support you and we arehere to help end that cultureand fight for justice.’”

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