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The Daily Tar Heel for October 23, 2013

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Volume 121, Issue 97
‘THE GOLD STANDARD’
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Shirley Ort, left, proposed the Carolina Covenant program in 2003; Fred Clark is its academic coordinator.
By Rachel Schmitt
Staff Writer
 After nine years of helping students fromlow-income backgrounds, UNC’s promise of providing a debt-free education is serving as a model for universities across the nation.Shirley Ort, associate provost and director of the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, pro-posed the Carolina Covenant in 2003.She envisioned giving incoming students who came from households in the 100-percentpoverty level the ability to attend UNC, whichmight not have been possible otherwise. As the first public university to adopt a pro-gram like Carolina Covenant, UNC has servedas a model for many other universities hopingto aid students from low-income backgrounds.Both the University of Virginia and HarvardUniversity announced similar programs afterUNC, and the University of Louisville askedfor the University’s permission to use the term“covenant” for their Cardinal Covenant pro-gram, Ort said.More recently, Amy Barnhart, director of  Wright State University’s Office of Financial Aid, has been in contact with Ort about usingCarolina Covenant as a model for a similar pro-gram at her school.Barnhart, who is in the process of creat-ing a proposal to submit to WSU’s president,first heard about the Covenant program at theNational Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in July after attending Ort’spresentation on how to best serve students fromlow-income backgrounds.“I fell in love with the program because it’snot just a financial aid program,” Barnhart said.“It helps students with all different types of need.“It’s not getting students to college, it’s get-ting them through college. WSU currently has about 18,000 under-graduates enrolled, and Barnhart plans to serveroughly 88 students with its program.She said she plans to incorporate Carolina Covenant’s financial aid aspect, as well as thementoring, academic advising, outreach andcommunity services offered through the pro-gram.“(Carolina Covenant) set the gold standardfor all of us to aspire to be,” she said.
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Since its proposal in 2003 and subsequentenactment during the 2004-05 academic year,the program has grown significantly. After a successful second year, the program increasedthe eligibility threshold to 200 percent or less of the poverty level.Senior Brandi King first heard about theprogram from her high school guidance coun-selor, who said that she was a likely candidatefor the program based on her grades and family 
Carolina Covenant has paved the way for aid nationwide
income.“My mom was willing to do it, to help mepay for it, but receiving the scholarship made iteasier to commit to coming here and put less of a strain on my family,” she said.Hannah Walker, a Covenant Scholar whograduated in December 2012, said graduating without the burden of student loans made herlife after school much less stressful.“I’m one of the only people I know who gotout of school and didn’t immediately freak out about student loans,” said Walker, whonow works as the marketing coordinator forSugarland, a popular bakery on FranklinStreet.“I was able to buy a car and an apartment without having to set aside money each monthto pay off student loans.”This year saw the largest Covenant Scholarsclass enrolled, with a total of 669 studentsenrolled in the program this year alone.Covenant Scholars make up 13.4 percent of 
By Madison Flager
Staff Writer
UNC’s new undergraduate appli-cation has been wreaking havoc forsome high school seniors.Last week the Office of Undergraduate Admissions extend-ed the early action deadline by a  week following technical difficul-ties with the Common Application,allowing nearly 6,000 more stu-dents to submit their applications. As the original Oct. 15 deadlineapproached, hundreds of studentsexperienced problems submittingtheir applications, making paymentsand uploading essays and letters of recommendation.“We realized so many students wanted to apply early action andneeded more time, and Common App needed more time for someglitches to be worked out,” said Assistant Director of Admissions Ashley Memory.Memory said on Oct. 15, there were 10,486 students who hadapplied. By the extended deadline of Oct. 21, the total increased to 16,379.The technical difficulties also madehigh school seniors concerned about whether or not their applications had been successfully submitted.Chris Burrus, a senior atMontgomery Bell Academy inNashville, Tenn., said he had to waitthree days for the glitches to beresolved.“I was relieved to have the extend-ed deadline but it also made me little bit nervous,” he said. “I didn’tknow if I could trust that it sent.Not all students were able to sub-mit their applications, even with theextended deadline.“It’s safe to say there are a couplehundred students still facing diffi-culties applying,” Memory said. “We will still consider their applications because it’s clear they are trying to
Chapel Hill’s ‘Squeaky’ Morgan dies
By Will Parker
Staff Writer
 A beloved Chapel Hill figure and formerRamshead Rathskeller waiter died last week — evoking memories for longtime town resi-dents.John “Squeaky” Morgan died Sunday, Oct.13 at the age of 72. He once sold hot dogsfrom a cart at what used to be the Bank of  America building at 137 E. Franklin St..Linda Carver, a Carrboro resident who went to school with Squeaky, said he was widely known for having the tastiest hotdogs on Franklin Street. She said Squeaky impressed her with his grit.“Everybody said he had the best hot dogs,”Carver said. “I was always interested inhim being in business for himself. He had a determination to try to do something on hisown.”Carver said Squeaky always loved whathe did and was determined to succeed even when his cart ran into obstacles with sanita -tion laws.But Squeaky didn’t just love hot dogs —Carver said he loved his hometown team.“He loved Carolina because he wore thecolors,” she said. “I’m thinking that he evensold hot dogs at the games.”Don Pinney, manager of the Sutton’s DrugStore grill on Franklin Street, said Squeaky’shot dogs were standard but quality fare.“You don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” hesaid. “It worked fine just the way it was.Before hot dogs, Squeaky worked asa waiter at the famous Rathskeller, now closed, Pinney said.He said the distinctive nickname mighthave originated at the restaurant.“All the waiters at the ‘Rat’ had nick -names: Squeaky, Pop, Lion, Ozark,” Pinney said.“Everyone had a nickname down there.Ulyses Cozart, a Durham resident andformer headwaiter at the Rathskeller, saidthe nickname had been with Morgan since atleast the early 1960s when Cozart started asa waiter there.“I worked with him at the Rathskeller forabout 30 years,” Cozart said.“(The nickname) was attached to him when we met. We always called himSqueaky.”He said Squeaky was artistically talentedin addition to being an excellent waiter.“He could really draw and paint. That wasa gift from God,” Cozart said.“He was a very good waiter: a people per-son.”The Rathskeller wait staff worked hard— sometimes 10 or 12 days in a row — andformed a special bond, Cozart said.“We were all like brothers,” he said. “We worked together. We partied together.Cozart said he shared a room withSqueaky in an apartment off of FranklinStreet during the period between his ownhigh school graduation and marriage.Despite the moniker, Cozart said Squeaky  was a quiet, caring person.“If you weren’t looking at him you wouldn’t know he was in the room,” Cozartsaid.“But he would do anything to help you.” A funeral service for John “Squeaky”Morgan will be held at St. Paul A.M.E.Church in Chapel Hill at 11 a.m. Saturday.
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The former Rathskeller waiterwas well-known around town.
Students may  vote on UNC’srole in ASG 
By Sarah Brown
Assistant State & National Editor
The UNC student body could be voting forthe second time in two years on whether toremain a part of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments.UNC Student Congress’s Rules & Judiciary Committee approved a resolution Tuesday that would put a referendum on the Nov. 8 home-coming ballot asking UNC students to vote yesor no on staying in the association, which isfunded by a $1 annual student fee. That ballot will also include voting for Mr. and Miss UNC.The resolution will go before full StudentCongress next week.The student body’s vote alone would notremove UNC from the association — butConnor Brady, speaker of Student Congress,said he wants to start conversations among stu-dents about ASG as soon as possible.He said putting the referendum on an ear-lier ballot — in November, as opposed to theFebruary student body president election — would give student leaders time to work withUNC’s Board of Trustees and the system Boardof Governors on removing the $1 student feenext year, if students vote to leave ASG. Fees for2014-15 will be approved in July.The association is composed of student lead-ers from each of the UNC system’s 17 campuses.It meets monthly at various campuses to discussplans for student advocacy and draft resolutionsstating their stance on certain issues.Brady voiced concerns at the meeting about
Resolution would put referendumon the Nov. 8 Homecoming ballot.Admissions extended thedeadline following issueswith the Common App.
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Seniors cangrab a doughnut, add to thecollaborative senior bucket listand learn about donating to thesenior campaign.
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Sheryl Oring, an art pro-essor at UNC-Greensboro, willtalk about her interactive publicperormance works and result-ing artists’ books. Her “CollectiveMemory” book installation piece,which commemorates the 10thanniversary o the 9/11 terroristattacks, will be on display.
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Everymonth, there are tens o millionso attempts made by internetsites hosting malware to hack theUNC network. Members o theInormation Security Ofce will beon hand to answer cyber security-related questions. Learn about
NOTED.
Two pickup artists who cre-ated a campaign to motorboat womenin exchange for donations toward breastcancer research have had their $7,000donation rejected by the Breast CancerResearch Foundation.The duo, Simple Pickup, blamed “hat-ers” in a YouTube video.
QUOTED.
“I’m always sexy, even if I’msad.”— Jenna Jameson, retired porn star,during a baffling interview with a Sirius XM radio show. Jameson began cryingabout who knows what within minutes of entering the studio, but at least her confi-dence didn’t suffer when she went on air.
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igns your marriage may not last: being Kim Kardashian — or being Neil McCardle. The British groom-to-be forgot to book the venue for his wedding and called in a bomb hoax to clear theplace out. McCardle said he was afraid of admitting his forgetful-ness to his bride the day of the wedding, so maybe the best alternative was just to have the building evacuated? Surprisingly, McCardle was ableto keep mum about the situation to his fiancee, and they’re still engaged. At least McCardle is feeling remorseful. “It might be funny to otherpeople, but not to me,” he said. “It’s wrecking my family’s life.” Best of luck to the couple in their future (weeks? months?) together after McCardlespends one year in jail.
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DAILY DOSE
Someone stole a bicycleat 300 Roberson St. at 10:56p.m. Friday, according toCarrboro police reports.• Someone stole a cell-phone at 200 Barnes St. between 4:43 p.m. and 6:43p.m. Sunday, according toCarrboro police reports.The person pushed some-one down and took theirphone, reports state.• Someone communicateda threat at 501 Highway 54 at8:30 p.m. Sunday, accordingto Carrboro police reports.The person punched a door, causing damage, reportsstate.• Someone committedassault on a female at 180BPW Club Road at 10:58p.m. Sunday, according toCarrboro police reports.The person also stole the woman’s vehicle, reportsstate.• Someone damaged prop-erty at 369 S. Estes DriveExt. at 12:02 a.m. Thursday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person kicked a frontscreen door, causing damageestimated at $100, reportsstate.• Someone broke andentered at a residence at 881Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.at noon Thursday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill policereports.The person opened thedoor to a locked apartment,reports state.• Someone broke intoand entered a vehicle at 205Nottingham Drive between5:34 p.m. Thursday and 9:45a.m. Friday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person stole a GPS valued at $300, a Kindle tab-let valued at $170 and $85 incash, reports state.
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Noth Caolna Though Stu-dents’ Ees:
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ophomore Caroline Vance, a psychology majorfrom Durham, helps serve soup at Sigma Sigma Sigma’s annual benefit dinner, Soup forthe Soul, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Soup forthe Soul benefits UNC Dance Marathon.
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Due to an editing error, a photo caption with Tuesday’s page 3 story “The return o ambanis”incorrectly stated Thanassis ambanis’s employment. He is a oreign correspondent.The Daily Tar Heel apologizes or the error.
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Each year, �irst 
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invited to apply for the RobertsonScholars Leadership Program.Join us for an information session tolearn more about this opportunity!
 
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By Andrew Craig
Staff Writer
Gay and lesbian couples in BuncombeCounty can apply for marriage licenses —although they won’t be approved any time soon.Last week, the Buncombe County Registerof Deeds, Drew Reisinger, started acceptingmarriage license applications from same-sexcouples in light of the Supreme Court’s Junedecision to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.But in May of last year, North Carolina citi-zens approved a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the state. BuncombeCounty was one of only eight N.C. countiesthat voted against the amendment.Though marriage license applicationsissued to same-sex couples in BuncombeCounty cannot be approved, for groups suchas the Campaign for Southern Equality —an LGBT advocacy group — the move by Reisinger marks a big step for same-sex mar-riage in North Carolina.The Asheville-based organization hasspearheaded the “We Do” initiative since 2011.The initiative encourages same-sex couplesto apply for marriage licenses in their home-towns across the South in an effort to increase visibility for gay marriage.The group started a new initiative Tuesday encouraging North Carolina gay and lesbiancouples who had legally married in other statesto register their marriage licenses locally.“This makes the sixth time that we’ve hadcouples apply for licenses in Asheville,” saidRev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive direc-tor of the campaign. “This was the first timethe applications have been accepted, and wesee it as a big step forward.Same-sex couples have previously not beenable to apply for marriage licenses in the state. As of Tuesday, 22 couples had applied in thecounty.“Personally, I denied several close friends’marriage licenses,” Reisinger said. “These folksare good, upstanding citizens who aren’t legal-ly recognized because of their sexual orienta-tion. It was a fairness issue for me, really.” While Reisinger accepts applications, hecan’t approve them. A letter to Reisinger fromN.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office saiduntil the law is changed, approving same-sexmarriage licenses would be a violation of thelaw. North Carolina’s marriage law is currently  being contested in court.Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper and Cindy Bovee-Kemper married in New York in 2011 and reg-istered their license at the Buncombe County Courthouse Tuesday morning.“I think it’s important that married same-sex couples are visible in the South,” Lisa Bovee-Kemper said. “If other LGBTQ peoplesee that we are here and living our lives in theopen, we can encourage each other and get theequality we have a right to.”
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Campus briefs
Relay for Life’s annual BreasticleFestival to be held this Thursday
The UNC chapter of Relay for Life will host the organization’s annualBreasticle Festival Thursday, Oct. 24.Breasticle Festival promotes aware-ness specifically for breast and testicu-lar cancers. Representatives from St.Baldricks, a pediatric cancer researchcharity, and Delete Blood Cancer, a bonemarrow drive organization, will be inattendance.The event will be held from 5 p.m. to8 p.m. at SASB Plaza.
United Nations celebrationcomes to Wilson Library today
Carolina International Relations Association, in collaboration with theUnited Nations Association WesternTriangle Chapter, are hosting a celebra-tion of the United Nations Wednesday.The evening will consist of threestudent speakers from UNC talkingabout issues relevant to the UnitedNations from diverse perspectives, fol-lowed by our keynote speaker: JeromeSauvage, deputy director of the U.N.Development Program WashingtonRepresentation Office.The event will be held at 5:30 p.m.today at the Wilson Library PleasantsFamily Room.
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UNC alumnus Sid Keith has been the owner of Surplus Sid’s, a military surplus shop in Carrboro, for approximately 25 years.
Professors weigh in ondrop/add
Several faculty members expressedconcerns about the policy.
Surplus Sid’s sports eclectic collection of items
By Hunter Toro
Staff Writer
Despite the UNC Board of Governors’ assertionthat the new drop/add policy is for the benefit of pro-fessors, many faculty members have voiced opposi-tion to the shorter window of time to drop a course.The board passed a systemwide policy in Aprilthat requires students to drop classes within 10 daysor a withdrawal will be added to their transcripts. It will be implemented in fall 2014. Advocates of the new policy say the change isintended to make classrooms more efficient and stan-dardize policies across the UNC-system campuses.N.C. State University and UNC-CH are the only uni- versities not currently following the policy.But among faculty there is confusion about themotivation behind the decision.“To be honest, I don’t understand what the problemis that the policy is intended to solve,” said W. FitzhughBrundage, chairman of the history department.He said he doubts the reasoning applies to UNC.Brundage said there is a generally held belief amongfaculty that the policy will be more problematic than beneficial.Beverly Taylor, chairwoman of the department of English and comparative literature, agrees that the10-day policy is extreme, but said there were prob-lems with the current drop/add policy.“I always thought it was a pretty long drop peri-od,” she said. “And that can be unsettling for faculty as we invest a great deal of time and work in indi- vidual students in eight weeks.Taylor said she believes this tight limit on thedrop/add period will only heighten students’ aware-ness of their grades, which she said has a negativeeffect on their learning.“It’s probably going to inhibit students further fromexperimenting with things outside their field of exper-tise,” she said. “We should be promoting growth andexperimentation as a University.”Jonathan Lees, chairman of the geology depart-ment, said he also has concerns with what he calledstudents’ obsessions with grades, saying that is onereason he opposes the planned policy change.“Letting students stay longer in a class before they decide to drop gives them the opportunity to see if indeed they can do well in that class,” he said.Lees said the main problem is the policy contradictsthe point of a university education itself, which is toprovide students with support for both their learningand their creativity. He said UNC should be as openand flexible as possible for the benefit of students.“By restricting things and making it more bureau-cratic, we are preventing students from achievingthe goals they came to Carolina to reach.”
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By Morgan Swift
Staff Writer
Sid Keith, the self-proclaimed “emperorof Carrboro,” spent his Tuesday afternoonhelping a woman find a gnome for hergnome collection.Sid has been running his small business,Surplus Sid’s, for about 25 years.Surplus Sid’s, a military surplus storein Carrboro, offers anywhere between20 and 30 nationalities of military gear,including Israeli, German, U.S., Russianand Dutch gear.Sid said he started going by the“emperor of Carrboro” after he wanted tostart his own country, but the plan neverseemed to work out. As a UNC student, Sid helped out atanother surplus shop in town called PoorRichard’s.“Richard Levin fired and rehired me fouror five times — I lost count,” Sid said. “Aftergraduation I left to do other things.”He opened his own shop in 1988 oncePoor Richard’s went out of business. Hesaid he didn’t want to compete with hisformer boss.Sid said he is involved in the film busi-ness, supplying props to documentarieslike “The Editor and the Dragon,” which was released earlier this year.He said people from the TV series“Lizard Lick Towing” call him often whenthey are looking for props.Sid said he agreed with his wife’sdescription of the shop — she often saysthere is nothing serious in the store.“I guess that sort of describes my exis-tence,” he said. “I don’t know that there’sanything serious about it.”Taking old, used, abandoned or brokenfurniture, Sid cobbles it into somethinguseful again.His shop boasts a pirate ship made pri-marily from a broken couch.“I get to be creative,” he said abouthis line of Frankenstein furniture. “My daughter gets mad when I call her theheiress to the empire.” At the shop the motto is, “Imaginationis more important than knowledge.”Sid said those words came from a Dukeprofessor who lived across the street from Albert Einstein. The professor receivedthat advice from Einstein himself.He said the shop does most of its busi-ness in the fall around Halloween.Betty Keith, Sid’s mother, said herfavorite holiday is also Halloween.“I come to help out now and then,” Betty Keith said. “I have so many fond memoriesof this shop, too many to count.”Gary Messenger, one of the store’semployees, said Halloween was close tohis heart.“It gives you the incredible opportunitto become something you’re not,” he said.Messenger said he has known Sid fornearly 30 years and has been helping outat the store for a year. He enjoys settingup the displays in front of the shop andthe variety of items the store offers, hesaid.“If it’s not in here, it either hasn’t been made or we haven’t really made it,Messenger said.Messenger said Sid takes a lot of peoplethat have been rejected by society underhis wing.“He makes them feel like people,”Messenger said.
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SURPLUS OF CREATIVITY 
Campaign urges gay couples to register in NC
A Buncombe County official isaccepting marriage licenses.
Tar Heel men sign on to anti-violence pledge
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Nick Weiler, a sophomore on the football team,shows support for interpersonal violence awareness.
By Jane Wester
Staff Writer
The free T-shirts ran out and white ribbonlapel pins gradually dwindled, but for fourhours, the flow of professors, students, hospitalstaff and visitors signing the White RibbonPledge against gender-based interpersonal vio-lence remained constant. As part of the seventh annual Carolina MenCare campaign, medical students and the UNCHospitals’ Beacon Child and Family Programcollected 444 signatures for a pledge to endinterpersonal violence.Beacon provides support for victims of childabuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and otherforms of interpersonal violence.“It’s really important for men and womento step up when inappropriate comments aremade and to educate people about gender vio-lence,” said Diana Bass, program director atBeacon.Bass said the event has expanded each yearsince it began in 2006.Judy Betterton, a social worker with Beacon,said awareness is paramount because it takes a large effort to stand up to change social norms.“We do this every year to encourage mento think about how women are treated andstand up to violence against women,” she said.“It takes a larger community to make change where domestic violence is concerned.Bass said cultural awareness of the issuesthe program deals with has improved sinceBeacon’s founding in 1996.“(Gender violence) is a public health issue,not a feminist issue or a women’s issue,” shesaid. “I’ve had patients in the emergency roomtell me they would have been dead if theirneighbors hadn’t called the police.“We need to be aware and support people who are in that situation.Betterton said about 12 percent of thepatients that Beacon cares for are men. Angela Rogers, a housekeeper at UNCHospitals, said personal experience motivatedher to sign the White Ribbon Pledge.“I signed because no one should take mat-ters in their own hands and hurt someoneelse, especially adults,” she said. “My mom was beaten by her husband when I was a little girl.No one should be treated like that.”UNC Hospitals Police Lt. William Mazurek also said a firsthand experience with the con-sequences of domestic violence caused him toattend the event.“I’m part of the domestic violence task forcehere at the hospital,” he said. “I signed becauseI feel every man should treat a woman like a princess, like I do my wife.”Other participants had simpler reasons tosign the pledge.Chris Gardner, a first-year medical stu-dent, signed the pledge and collected his freeCarolina Men Care T-shirt with a group of malemedical students.“It just seems like the right thing to do on a  very basic visceral level,” he said. Aravinda de Silva, a professor of microbiol-ogy, is married to the co-director of Beacon. Hesaid more progress is necessary in the quest topromote awareness of gender-based violence,and not just in Chapel Hill.“Domestic violence and interpersonal vio-
The Carolina Men Care campaignworks to end interpersonal abuse.
lence is really under-recognized and a commonproblem here, in the country, around the world,he said.“What’s sad is that it’s a lot more commonthan people appreciate. People used to call it‘domestic’ violence as if it just happened in thehome but it’s a lot broader than that. It happens between intimate partners and among students,too.”
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