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The Daily Tar Heel for October 15, 2013

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Volume 121, Issue 93
Hatchell steps back to battle leukemia 
By Brooke Pryor
Sports Editor
Only a month removed fromher induction into the NaismithMemorial Hall of Fame, NorthCarolina women’s basketball coachSylvia Hatchell announced she willtake a temporary leave from hercourt side coaching duties after a recent leukemia diagnosis.The 61-year-old coach will betreated by a team of doctors fromthe UNC Lineberger ComprehensiveCancer Center led by oncologist Dr.Pete Voorhees.“I will remain very much involved with my team and day-to-day opera-tions here at UNC and expect toreturn to my sideline responsibilitiesas soon as possible,” Hatchell said ina statement released Monday.“My veteran staff and team will be well-prepared and meet any chal-lenges until my return. Don’t forgetI am a Tar Heel woman!” Associate head coach Andrew Calder, who like Hatchell is enteringhis 28th season with UNC, will fill infor Hatchell as she temporarily stepsaway from her on-court duties.Earlier this year Hatchell, whoowns a 636-241 record in 27 seasonsat UNC, became the third headcoach in women’s basketball to reach900 career wins, defeating BostonCollege 80-52 on Feb. 7 to capturethe milestone.Now at 908 career wins, Hatchellis the second winningest among all women’s basketball coaches, andfirst among active coaches.In her 38 seasons as a head coach,Hatchell has achieved every level of success, capturing AIAW, NAIA andNCAA national championships —including the 1994 NCAA title withUNC — and eight ACC Tournamenttitles.But to her players, Hatchell ismore than a coach, she’s a rolemodel and a nurturing mentor.“I’m about to be a head coachat a middle school, on the side,”former UNC point guard Cetera Degraffenreid said. “Every time Ithink about the plan or thoughts, I’dgo to her and what she did. The way she coached and her philosophy of coaching was absolutely wonderful.I’m just glad that she passed thatknowledge on to me.“She was a mother figure to us. If  we needed her, we could go to her andshe would have that warm feeling. Youcould approach her at any time. She would give you the best advice and she would think of you as a human beingfirst and not just as her player.Degraffenreid, who played atUNC from 2007 to 2011, saidMonday evening she hadn’t yet
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Sylvia Hatchell, UNC’s women’s bas-ketball coach, announced her tem-porary leave from coaching duties.
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Make-up for fraudulent classes draws very small response
By Amanda Raymond
Staff Writer
Former UNC students have a chance to make up classes that weredeemed fraudulent as part of theUniversity’s athletic and academicscandal — but only one person hastaken that opportunity so far.UNC decided to offer the freecourses to complete the degrees of 46students after facing an audit fromits accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsCommission on Colleges, last sum-mer. Those students, who eithertransferred or took time off, are atrisk of not graduating unless they take their remaining courses.Thirty-nine course sections inthe former Department of Africanand Afro-American Studies (now the Department of African, African- American and Diaspora Studies)from 1997 to 2009 were identified asfraudulent and classified as Type 1,meaning the instructor did not regu-larly hold class, according to a report by former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin.Rather than sanction UNC, theagency opted to monitor it for one year as it moves forward with pro-posals it submitted to the agency —including offering optional courses toalumni and mandatory courses to stu-dents currently seeking a degree whoreceived credit for fraudulent courses. Academic Advising AssociateDean Lee May said some courses were taught properly during somesemesters, but not others.Students currently pursuing a degree have three options to makeup the classes: they can provide priorcoursework for evaluation, take a “challenge exam” or take a free course.Options are open as long as stu-dents continue their education, saidDee Reid, director of communicationsfor the College of Arts and Sciences.Reid said letters were sent toaffected students, advising them tocontact May for help with complet-ing the graduating requirements.May said many students havecontacted her about the classes, butsome cannot re-take them immedi-ately because of other commitments.She said she lets the studentsknow they have plenty of time toredeem their credit hours.“When you’re ready to come back, we encourage you to complete yourdegree and we’ll be here to support you in it,” May said.UNC will cover the cost of the sup-plemental classes with private money.May said the cost will depend on how many students enroll, if they are in-state or out-of-state and whether they take online or on-campus courses.The University was not sanc-tioned, but it does have to submita follow-up to the agency in June,detailing its progress with the aca-demic procedures in the department.“I imagine they’ll just want toknow what progress we’ve madeabout this issue,” May said.May said the University is work-ing to do right by its students.“(The students) have been thankful
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UNC’s accrediting agencyannounced the audit this summer:The 46 students who must takethe courses were informed of thepolicy this summer.They can provide prior course-work for evaluation, take a “chal-lenge exam” or take a free course.The University will submit areport to the agency in June.
that we’ve reached out to them andthat we’ve told them it’s important tous, if it’s important to them, that they graduate,” May said. “And we’ll help.”
By Jasmin Singh
Senior Writer
Tourism in Orange County reached an all-time high last year — and Kevin Rooney madesure Carrboro can provide those added visitors with a new place to stay.Rooney is the general manager of theHampton Inn and Suites in Carrboro, whichopened in August. He said the company decid-ed to open the hotel after it noticed a spike intourism in the county during the last few years.“It’s a perfect time because Carolina is notgoing away, and there is always opportunity for different guests to come into the downtownarea,” Rooney said. Visitor spending in Orange County peaked in2012 — generating an economic impact of $161.6million, a 3 percent increase from a year earlier.Local hotels are benefitting from this uptick in tourism.Laurie Paolicelli, executive director of theOrange County Visitor’s Bureau, said there has been an increase in hotel occupancy throughoutthe last several years. This year, hotel occupancy has reached 67.3 percent, the highest since 2006.“Things are picking up, the fall seems to be a great time for Chapel Hill because of footballgames and weddings, but also the weekends are busy because of corporate meetings and busi-ness travel,” Rooney said.Tourism in the county bottomed in the midstof the economic recession, reaching as low as$136.3 million in visitor spending in 2009.“We were really heavily affected by the reces-sion,” Paolicelli said. “We had an 8 percent lossin spending in 2009.
By Brooke Pryor
Sports Editor
HILLSBOROUGH — Georgia realestate agent Patrick Jones was thethird indicted Monday in relation tothe North Carolina football scandal.The Cartersville, Ga., resident wasindicted on one count of athlete-agentinducement. According to the indict-ment, Jones gave $725 to a womanidentified as Constance Orr to give toformer North Carolina defensive endRobert Quinn around May 25, 2010.UNC’s athletic website lists a Constance Orr on the softball team’sroster from 2009-13, but a UNCspokeswoman couldn’t confirm it was the same person.Jones did notcomment on hischarges afterappearing in courtMonday morning.Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall saidlast week thecharges are thefirst of their kindand aim to pro-tect athletes andinstitutions fromagents.“The reason forthe act is to try todeter agents and people who work for agents inducing athletes whohave eligibility left from signing con-tracts because then they lose theireligibility,” Woodall said last week.“They’re in jeopardy and the institu-tion that they play for is in jeopardy.”In a search warrant unsealed inSeptember, Jones admitted to being a longtime friend of sports agent Terry  Watson. The affidavit stated a FedExpackage originating from Jones’address in Georgia was delivered toMarvin Austin on May 5, 2010.In the affidavit, Jones admitted tosending money to student athletes atthe request of Watson. Jones said themoney was sent with the intention of 
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Tourism on the rebound
Orange County brings in more visitor dollars than ever
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Hampton Inn & Suites General Manager Kevin Rooney talks with Katie Henning, sales manager, while Jack Bowen, front desk agent, takes calls.
Five mst ppular attratins in orange cunty
1. Ta sptPx
A sports and recreation facil-ity in Hillsborough that offersan ice rink, three indoorpools and a fitness center.
2. Da e. smt ct
 The fifth-largest collegiatebasketball arena in the U.S.and the home of UNC’s men’sbasketball since 1986.
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One of the largest gardens inthe Southeast dedicated tothe research and conservationof plants native to the state.
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 The 60,000-seat epicenterof UNC football since 1927often regarded as scenicbecause of its tall pine trees.
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One of the largest planetari-ums in the nation that usedto provide training for U.S.astronauts.
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UNC Wn Enseble an UNCShn Ban:
The tworous will reset a cocert o music or wids. Tickets are $10or studets, aculty ad sta,$15 or all others.
7:30 .m.  9:30 .m.
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Aclan Fl Fu:
Watch ashowi o “Dil Chahta Hai,” acomedydrama Bollywood lmthat documets the advetureso three me. Free with studetID, $4 or all others. Tickets available at the Varsity Theatre BoxOfce.
7 .m.  10:15 .m.
Varsity Theatre
Someone broke a window at 108 Kenan St. between 1a.m. and noon Friday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill policereports
• Someone stole a purse ata bar at 320 W. Franklin St.at 7:46 p.m. Friday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill policereports.The purse was valued at$75 and was later recovered,reports state.• Someone damaged prop-erty at 913 Cosgrove Ave. between 8:57 p.m. and 9 p.m.Friday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person threw rocks ata front door, reports state.• Someone was playingloud music at 130 S. EstesDrive at 12:58 a.m. Saturday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.• Someone vandalizedproperty in a parking lotarea at 502 W. Cameron Ave. between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m.Saturday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person keyed the driv -er’s-side door of a car, causingdamage estimated at $200,reports state.• Someone reported a suspicious person at Amity Church at 606 S. EstesDrive at 4:22 a.m. Saturday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.Reports state the person was walking away from a pumpkin patch with a pump-kin.• Someone shoplifted andtrespassed at Walgreens at108 E. Franklin St. at 9:17 a.m. Saturday, according toChapel Hill police reports.Reports state the personstole a Big Flats beer valuedat $3.50. The beer was recov-ered.
To make a calendar submission,email calendar@dailytarheel.com. Please include the date of the event in the subject line, and attach a photo if you wish. Eventswill be published in the newspaper on either the day or the day beforethey take place.
Gls’ Eucatn n Afca:
 Thistalk addresses the challeesad romises o irls’ educatioi Arica.
5:30 .m.  7 .m.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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 A few of those who purchased art inNew York’s Central Park Saturday may have very  well purchased originalBanksy spray paintings.The famed but anony-mous artist sold pieces worth thousands for $60.
“He’s fine. It’s likehe went on vacation andcame back with a beard.”— San Francisco residentJeremey Penaflor after hisfather, Gene, was foundalive 18 days after goingmissing in a California for-est.
 bandon all prior commitments.There’s always time to eat a Mc-Donald’s Big Mac — even if you’re being chased by the police.Randall Miller, a 31-year-old, just wanted tonish his burger when Ohio police tried to pullhim over for drunken driving and nearly takingout a pedestrian in the process.Police had to get Miller to stop eating his BigMac so that they could perform eld sobriety tests. He had admitted to drinking 10 to 15 beers and blew a .255 BAC. Casual.
‘I’m lovi’ it’
From sta ad wire reorts
Assstant Ets:
; McKezie Coey, paieLadisic, Holly West,
Austipowell, Martha Uto, MaddisoWood,
Mary Burke, DaielleHerma, Cece pascual,
design & graphics; 
Chris powers,
;Mary Steves,
Kevi Hu, Kakipoe, Halle Siott,
Aaro Dodso, grace Rayor,Daiel Wilco,
Sarah Brow,Lucida She,
state & national; 
 Carolie Lelad, Daiel Schere,Ady Willard,
Sarah A, Elizabeth Baker,Melissa Bedixe, Tat’yaa Berda,Mea Caro, Juaita Chavarro,gabriella Cirelli, Edmod Harriso,Katherie Hjere, paie Hokis,Jaleesa Joes, Breaa Kerr, AllyLevie, Karishma patel, Rebeccapollack, Ruali Srivastava, Kristi Tajili, Elizabeth Tew
Katie Reilly,
senior writer; 
Marissa Bae, Elizabeth Bartholf,Ady Bradshaw, Tyler Clay, AaroCraford, Davi Eldride, ChaseEverett, Sam Fletcher, gravesgazert, Oliver Hamilto, CarolieHudso, Corie Jurey, paulKusher, Aa Lo, patrick Millett,Mary Hele Moore, JoathaMoyer, Jorda nash, Claire Obur,Will parker, Olivia pae-pollard,patrick Roa, Zoe Schaver, JasmiSih, Claire Smith, Mora Swift,Jeremy Vero, Caleb Waters,Kelsey Weekma, Steve Wriht
Abiail Armstro, ChadlerCareter, Sarah Chaey, CatherieCheey, Adrew Crai, Claire Ebbitt,Sofia Leiva Eamorado, MadelieErdossy, Amada golleho, Kerrisgordo, Aliso Kru, KatharieMcAarey, Kealia Reyolds, Liz Tablazo, Laure Thomas, Caleih Tois, McKezie Vass
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 Tess Boyle, JamesButler, Joh Butler, Olivia Farley,Lizzie goodell, Mac gushaas,Amada Hayes, Bo McMilla, MballaMedoua, Elizabeth Medoza,Kylie pier, Charlie Shelto, JamesStramm, Jeremy Wile
Setember Brow,Lily Faa, Cadace Howze, KarlaJimeez, Alexis Jorda, AmadaLalezaria, Diae Li
Trey Briht, DylaCuiham, gabriella Kostrzewa,Alexadra Willcox, Ker Williams,Sierra Wiate-Bey,
editorial board 
; Holly Beili, Mea Cassella,Michael Dickso, Alex Karste,Alex Keith, gle Lii, TreyMaum, graham palmer,Katherie proctor, Memet Walker,
guilly Cotreras,Michael Hardiso, Matthew Lemi,giy niver, Matt pressley, Daielpshock,
Secer Herlo, MelissaKey,
senior photographers 
; ShaeAlliso, Aisha Awar, MiriamBahrami, Isabella Bartolucci, LouiseMa Clemet, Claire Collis,Brea Cumalader, BeradieDembosky, Kathlee Doyle,Kearey Feruso, Ai garrio,Aramide gbadamosi, Chris griffi,Rachel Hare, Kathlee Harrito,Sydey Haes, Catherie Hemmer,natalie Hoberma, Ariaa Holder,La’Mo Johso, phoebe Jollay-Castelblaco, Elise Karste, KashaMammoe, Mary Meade McMulla,Callaha O’Hare, Matt Re,Brookely Riley, Camero Robert,Loa Savae, Sarah Shaw, TaylorSweet, Bejami Welsh, KatieWilliams, Jaso Woloick 
Robbie Harms, JoathaLaMatia, Michael Laaa,
senior writers; 
Brado Chase, Be Coley,Carlos Collazo, Kate Eastma, DylaHowlett, Haah Lebowitz, WesleyLima, Lidsay Masi, Max Miceli,Kevi phiey, Haley Rhye, BeSalkeld, Loa Ulrich, Edar Walker,Madiso Way
State & Natnal:
Meredith Burs,Eric garcia, Joh Howell,
senior writ-ers;
Kelly Aderso, paul Best, ClaireBeett, Blair Burett, Kate Caiso,Lidsay Carboell, Taylor Carrere,Ashley Cocciadiferro, ZacheryEaes, Katherie Feruso, HayleyFowler, Jr., Bria Freskos, LaureKet, Olivia Laier, Mary TylerMarch, nick niedzwiadek, Sharonu, Beji Schwartz, Kathry Trodo, Amy Tsai, Kali Whitaker,Marshall Wichester, MelodyYoshizawa
Jorda Bailey, CaitliMcCabe, Sam Schaefer, Hailey Vest
senior writer; 
Kate Albers, JakeBarach, naomi Bauma-Carbrey,Corey Buhay, Mary Fraces Buoyer,Emily Byrd, Trevor Casey, KristeChu, Tyler Cofoy, CarolyCoos, Resita Cox, Marisa Dinovis,Caroly Ebeli, Brooke Eller, LilliaEvas, Kate Fedder, Maddie Flaer,Zachary Freshwater, Laure gil,Keato gree, Kate grise, SarahHeadley, Jorda Jackso, KellyJasiura, Elizabeth Kem, JacksoKa, Farha Lakhay, MiaMadduri, Katharie McAarey,Collee Moir, Sarah Moseley, Sarahniss, Catherie O’neill, AmadaRaymod, Samatha Reid, TaryRothstei, Bradley Saacks, SaraSalias, Sam Schaefer, RachelSchmitt, Rady Short, Kriste Skill,Jaell Smith, Lasto Taylor,Huter Toro, Hailey Vest, AmyWatso, Haley Waxma, LysayWilliams, Haah Wood, Ede Ye
puctn assstant:
Katie Quie
News avse:
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Etal puctn:
Stacy Wy,
 Triale Web priti Co.
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The Daily Tar Heel
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Daily Tar Heel
Teen Read Week seeks the unknown
The Chapel Hill Public Library is hosting space-themed initiative through Saturday toencourage teens to be regular library users andreaders.The program, Teen Read Week, is part of a national campaign by the Young Adult Services Association. The library will show a sci-fi movieat 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and a T-shirt craft at 4p.m. Wednesday as a part of its “Seeking theUnknown” theme.
License plate office opens in Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill’s first license plate office since previous location at University Mall closed inNovember opened Tuesday.The new office, which is located at 1704-B E.Franklin St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday.The office offers vehicle registration services, vehicle license plate renewals and replacementtags.
— From staff and wire reports
Campusreadiesfor game traffic
By Kylie Nowicki
Staff Writer
 While students and fans are gearing up forUNC’s Thursday night football game against theUniversity of Miami, campus leaders are bracingfor major logistical challenges.The game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m., and a spe-cial task force is addressing how the University,UNC Hospitals and the town of Chapel Hill willdeal with the influx of traffic brought on by thegame.“No policy is foolproof,” said Chairwoman of the Faculty Jan Boxill, who served on the com-mittee that created the parking plan for the night.“There’s always going to be tradeoffs, but we don’t want the tradeoffs to interfere with the academicside of the University or medical health care.Boxill said the task force aimed to accommo-date the increase in traffic during fall break andgathered information from all areas affected.Parking will be more restricted Thursday, withfewer than half of the spaces normally availablefor Saturday games open, according to the outlineof the plan published online.To alleviate some congestion, the Tar HeelTown pregame festivities will be held closer toNorth Campus.Franklin Street will be closed from MalletteStreet to Columbia Street, and Church Street will close between Rosemary Street and FranklinStreet for the events. Chapel Hill Transit hasagreed to alter its schedules to accommodate theexpected changes in traffic patterns. According to the parking plan, select student lots,such as the Rams Head Deck, will close at 3:30 p.m.and students will have to move their cars.Certain lots will remain open specifically foremployees who will not be attending the game;normal parking restrictions will be in effect Wednesday night through Friday.Students are encouraged not to park on campus.The plan also states UNC Health Care will not be holding clinic hours past 3 p.m., and UNCstudents and employees are expected to vacatecampus by this time as well.Despite the extensive plan, some students whoplan to attend the game are apprehensive about what has been called the game’s traffic nightmare.Junior Tierra Williams said she thinks havinga night game during the week is ridiculous. Shesaid the parking arrangement might have worked better on a weekend.“The game will be over at, like, 11 p.m., andcars have to be moved back to their original lots by 7 a.m., so you either stay up late or get upearly,” she said.Sophomore Bobby Kawecki, who will play withthe Marching Tar Heels at the game, said he’s gladhe doesn’t have to worry about driving that night.“It’s going to suck,” he said. “It’s already bad asit is on normal game days, and this is going to bea primetime game, so it’s going to be worse.”Senior Associate Athletic Director Rick Steinbacher said the game’s late start time hasunique advantages. A home football game generates$6 million of economic impact for the town, and thenight game atmosphere will help the team, he said.“I think we’ll play great,” he said.“(Miami is) undefeated, but we are a team hun-gry for a win. It’ll be a big game on a big stage,and we are ready.”
By Marissa Bane
Staff Writer
 When she saw an ad for Monday NightLaw at the Chapel Hill Public Library,Mengnan Dennis knew she could finally receive the legal advice she needed.Dennis said she was painfully attacked by a dog in her neighborhood, but that thedog’s owner denied the attack.Seeking legal advice on how to best handlethe situation, Dennis attended Monday NightLaw — a free legal clinic that is held at theChapel Hill Public Library on the secondMonday of every month. This Monday wasthe second time the event was held. At the legal clinic, attorneys volunteer tomeet with clients for 30 minutes to discussissues like employment law, bankruptcy,landlord/tenant issues, family issues, con-sumer issues and small claims. People cancome back every month until they no lon-ger need help.In order to receive help from an attorney,prospective clients must make an appoint-ment in advance.There is no charge for the service. Most volunteer attorneys are students from theUNC School of Law.Jeremy Browner, founder of Chapel Hill’sMonday Night Law, said he got the idea from a New York City Bar Association pro-gram that has been running for many years.Browner said he pursued the idea  when Orange County District Court JudgeLunsford Long pleaded with the OrangeCounty Bar Association for help in May.Browner said Long complained toomany people were coming to court withoutthe information needed for their case anddidn’t have the proper paperwork complet-ed. He said the problem could be preventedif people had access to legal advice beforethey pursued a case. While the lawyers at Monday Night Law cannot go to court with the people they advise, they can point people in the rightdirection.“We help people who need help,”Browner said. “And we do this by givingthem ways to best present their case.Browner said Monday Night Law part-nered with the Chapel Hill Public Library so that it could use the same meeting roomevery month.He said he expects to mostly see people who either don’t have the money to pay for an attorney or people whose cases have been previously denied by an attorney.Browner said two people made appoint-ments for the first session on Sept. 9, butneither came.This Monday night, UNC law studentshelped with seven different cases.Judson Williamson, who recently gradu-ated from the UNC School of Law, helpsfacilitate the program.“I think it’s an obvious need in the com-munity, and the folks here are doing a great job to facilitate the district court process, Williamson said. “All the lawyers here aresimply volunteering their time to try tohelp individuals during their time in court.”
By Amy Watson
Staff Writer
Technical difficulties withthe Common Application haveprompted UNC-CH’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions toextend the early action deadlinefrom today to Oct. 21. Ashley Memory, assistantdirector of admissions, saidstudents have been experiencingmultiple problems with the new online version of the Common App.Students reported issues withessays, missing informationand problems with credit cards being charged more than once.Memory said the admissionsoffice understands this is a par-ticularly stressful experience forstudents who have gone throughthe process of preparing forcollege only to have technicalerrors with their applications.“We are very sorry for thefrustration this has caused ourstudents,” she said.The Common App is a not-for-profit organization thatenables students to submit oneonline application to multiplecolleges and universities atonce. It has more than 500member schools, with 10 inNorth Carolina, including UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Wilmington,UNC-Asheville and DukeUniversity.UNC-CH’s early action dead-line occurs two weeks before theother three universities’.Sophomore Rachel Desch, who used the Common App when she applied to ChapelHill, said being able to apply to multiple schools at once washelpful.But she said the difficulties being experienced by currentapplicants are awful.“I think I would cry,” she said.Freshman Casey Nelson alsosaid that technical difficulties ona college application would bedistressing.Memory said this is the third year UNC-CH has used theCommon App, which has con-tributed to an increase in thenumber of applicants.She said it was hard to say  whether this year’s technicalissues would cost the University in applications.So far, Memory said 6,424applications have successfully  been submitted and there areanother 15,556 in progress.There were 30,835 applica-tions for first-year admission infall 2013.“We know that we’ve receivedhundreds of calls, just today,from students attempting toapply,” Memory said.Memory said students have been extremely grateful for theextended deadline. While no representative of the Common App was avail-able for comment, Memory saidUNC-CH has been in daily com-munication with the organiza-tion to see the issues resolved.“They are letting us know how things are going ontheir end and they have beenextremely apologetic,” she said.“We’re certainly hoping thatstudents with an applicationin progress that do not submit by our original deadline ... willtake advantage of our extendeddeadline.”
By Eric Garcia
Senior Writer
The summer Moral Monday demonstrations at the N.C.General Assembly served asinspiration for protesters acrossthe country, including in New  York City — which saw its owndemonstration Monday.Protesters gathered at FederalHall in New York City in responseto the federal shutdown andspoke about social justice issueslike poverty, environmental jus-tice and reproductive rights.The event was started by Occupy Faith NYC. The Rev.Donna Schaper, senior ministerat Judson Memorial Church, which has been central to theOccupy Faith movement, and anorganizer of the event, said sheheard about the protests fromfriends in North Carolina and was encouraged to start MoralMondays in New York.“This is a moral issue to see if my life as a middle-class personis linked to a person with notmany choices,” she said.Schaper said there wereabout 200 people at the event, with a mix of religious advocatesand former Occupy Wall Streetprotestors. She also said laterprotests might move to Tuesday.Kaori Sueyoshi, a UNC junior who was arrested in NorthCarolina’s protests during thesummer, said she is excited thedemonstrations are spreading.“That kind of protest andurgency is universal across statelines,” Sueyoshi said. Activist Jamie Sohn, whoparticipated in North Carolina’sdemonstrations, said she plannedto see a protest the next time she visits her family in New York.“If nonviolent peaceful protestcan spread, I’m psyched,” she said. While the New York event’sFacebook page said there wereno plans for civil disobedience,Schaper said that option wasnot off the table.“Civil disobedience says youare morally furious,” she said. “We want to add moral furiousness.She said her event is one of many other Moral Monday-styleevents acrosss the country.The Rev. William Barber, N.C.NAACP president, said he thinksthe message of Moral Mondaysmakes it universally appealing.He said he’s heard from
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Jeremy Browner of Browner Law, PLLC, is the founder of Chapel Hill’s Monday Night Law, which takes place at the Chapel Hill Public Library.
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Parking will be limited at Thursday’s football game:Parts of Franklin Street will be closedSome student lots will close at 3:30 p.m., includ-ing the Loudermilk lot, Rams Head Deck andStadium DriveLimited public parking will be available in theManning Lot, Jackson Deck and Cardinal Deck at5:30 p.m.
Moral Mondays inspire NYC action
people in California, Ohio and Washington, D.C., who are inter-ested in holding Moral Monday demonstrations in their areas.“This notion of treating issues with our deepest morality andconsistent with our values hasdeep resonance,” he said.Barber said that his organiza -tion will host a summit for thoseinterested in holding versions of Moral Monday in late November.“What I say to people is youreally have to think about what you are focusing on — think about people,” he said.The next such protest in New  York City is scheduled for Oct.21. Schaper said she wants New  York’s demonstrations to reachout to political moderates, likeNorth Carolina’s protests did.“We want to unmuddle themiddle and help them under-stand how rough life is for peo-ple already knocked down.”
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Moral Monday demonstrations at the N.C. General Assembly last summerinspired protesters to hold their own Moral Monday in New York City.

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