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The Daily Tar Heel for November 8, 2013

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By Madeline Will
State & National Editor
RALEIGH — The UNC-system Board of Governors began setting the course for the system’s tuition and fee increases until 2019 on Thursday.The new four-year tuition plan, which  would begin in 2015 if passed, would cap tuition and fee increases for in-state students at 5 percent annually.The proposed plan applies to both in-state undergraduate and graduate tuition rates. It would also continue the mandate that in-state undergraduate tuition and fee rates remain in the bottom quartile of public peer institutions.Out-of-state tuition rates are expected to  be “market driven,” as well as reflect the cost of a quality education. Campuses must set a goal for tuition and fee rates to be at or above the third quartile of their public peers. An out-of-state tuition increase for next  year at most system schools — 12.3 percent at UNC-CH — was approved by the N.C. General Assembly.The current annual cap for in-state tuition and fee increases is 6.5 percent. But system President Tom Ross said in August that he supported a tuition freeze for in-state under-graduates. A 5-percent cap would not be set in
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What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Volume 121, Issue 109
Dropping the ball
 The North Carolina women’s soccer team’s Graduation Success Rate of 67 percent is lower than other major sports on campus.
 Womens soccer sees dip in Graduation Success Rate
Hatchell returns home from hospital
Coach Sylvia Hatchell left the Lineberger Center Thursday.
BOG starts 4-year plan  tuition talks
The board discussed a 5-percent cap for in-state tuition.
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Women’s soccer team Graduation Success Rate has been declining
According to a 2013 report by the Faculty Athletics Committee, the women’s soccer team had a lower Graduation Success Rate than other major sports, including men’s basketball, football and women’s basketball.
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Cobb residents move out and forward
By Colleen Moir
Staff Writer
Students who live on the fourth floor of Cobb Residence Hall now have new housing assignments,  but many say they are frustrated that they no longer feel at home.In the two days following the fire that started in Cobb’s attic Tuesday afternoon, more than 350 UNC students have had to make alternate housing arrangements.Damage to each floor is varied,  with the worst occurring on the fourth floor — which could have housed more than 90 students.“The Dean of Students’ Office has been extraordinary in reaching out to the residents of Cobb,” said sophomore Brittany Jordan Cole, a Cobb resident. “But as a whole, the school is putting the burden on the students, especially finan-cially. The administrators don’t know the extent of the damage, and they’re understating it.”She said the most significant damage to her room was caused  by the fire hoses — dust and debris covered her walls and her floor.Cole said she has been staying  with friends. She was assigned a room in Manly Residence Hall,  but said when she arrived, those living there did not know about the fire in Cobb.“I can understand that it would  be difficult for strangers to have an emotional person dumped into their living space,” Cole said.To cover the costs of items like clothes and toiletries, the housing department has guided students toward resources such as the Student Emergency Fund, which provides funds for crisis situations.In an email to Cobb residents, Bradley encouraged them to check  whether their insurance policies  would cover damaged belongings — those students with renter’s insurance were encouraged to contact their insurance agent.“If you do not have renter’s insurance, please contact your family/guardian and determine  whether they have a rider on their insurance policy that would cover  your belongings while at college,” Bradley said in the email. Ginny Brodd, who also lived on the fourth floor, said she felt frustrated with how the hous-ing department has handled the situation. She said she and her friends approached the depart-ment about terminating their contracts so they could live off campus this and next semester.
 The fourth floor of Cobb suffered severe damage during a fire Tuesday, including ceiling collapses in some rooms. Floor residents were evacuated.
“They said to email them and explain why we needed to be reim- bursed and cancel our housing contract,” Brodd said. “I emailed the guy and received no response.  When we went to housing this afternoon, they basically said no.Brodd said she didn’t under-stand the department’s unwilling-ness to change her contract, saying she and her friends haven’t even paid for the spring semester yet.“We chose to live in Cobb and  with each other. We’ve been split up all over campus, when we real-ly just want to get an apartment together off campus,” she said.Housing officials could not be reached for comment.Support from social media has poured in for those affected by the fire. A Facebook group, Cobb Strong, is offering support and linking students together.“Our lives have to continue,” Cole said. “We’re still trying to get our education at one of the most difficult institutions in the country.”
More than 350 students have had to seek alternate housing.
By Madison Way
Staff Writer
 After nearly a month at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell went home Thursday after-noon.The Naismith Hall of Fame inductee announced she was diagnosed with leuke-mia and would temporarily step down Oct. 14.Hatchell said her cancer wasn’t gone yet,  but that she was on the right path to recovery.“I’m doing great,” Hatchell said. “The doc-tors, they can’t believe how well I’ve done and how I’ve taken the treatments.“My numbers are great right now. In fact, they’re better than when I came in here and I felt good when I came in.”Hatchell also said she was able to work out  with a trainer almost every day while under-going treatments.“I’ll tell you, this place is just unbeliev-able,” she said. “People don’t know how good this place is. I just can’t say enough great things about the Lineberger Cancer Center and the people who are here.” After her release, Hatchell said she most looked forward to fresh air, visiting her play-ers at practice and reuniting with her golden retriever, Maddie.She also said she planned on holding a team-building exercise when she visited the team’s practice that afternoon.However, the second-winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history said she  wouldn’t be attending the team’s upcoming game against No. 4 Tennessee Monday. She  was also unsure of a timeline for her return to full coaching duties.“It’s going to take a little more time with the consolidation of treatments and all of that, but it’ll be a few weeks and I’ll be back eventually, full force,” Hatchell said. “I’m going to start back gradually — go to the office and do things and all of that, but as far as doing everything, it’ll be a few weeks  before I can do all of that.Since her announcement, associate head coach Andrew Calder has taken over Hatchell’s on-court role.
By Samantha Reid
Staff Writer
The North Carolina women’s soccer team has won more championships than any other athletic program in school history — but its success on the field might make it harder for the Tar Heels to earn their degrees.The Graduation Success Rate — an NCAA measurement for the proportion of college athletes on athletic scholarships that gradu-ate within six years — for the UNC women’s soccer team was 67 percent for 2011-12, according to the most recent report from the UNC Faculty Athletics Committee.UNC’s overall athlete GSR for the same  year was 88 percent. According to the report, which was pub-lished in October, the GSR includes student athletes that transfer into an institution.Schools are not penalized when a student athlete leaves in good academic standing to transfer to another institution, pursue a professional career or other reasons, accord-ing to the NCAA. At UNC, “good academic standing” requires a minimum 2.0 GPA and the successful completion of a certain num- ber of credit hours each semester.Lissa Broome, UNC’s faculty athletics representative who wrote the report, said the athletic department is aware of UNC’s GSR and is working to help athletes graduate  within six years.“If you leave before you graduate in good academic standing, you don’t go against the GSR,” she said. Amy Perko, executive director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, said schools receive bonus points to their GSRs  when athletes return to complete their degrees.“There are incentives in the NCAA system that reward schools that have former players come back and complete their degrees,” she said. Women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance said his best players stay at UNC for at least the fall season of all four years of their col-lege eligibility.Because the professional soccer draft is in January, the players often try to play profes-sionally in the spring of their senior year  before they graduate.Dorrance said because of the program’s historical success, the women’s soccer players are held to a high athletic standard.Senior midfielder Crystal Dunn, a sociology major who said she does not expect to graduate in four years, said there is more motivation for soccer players to go pro because the sport pro- vides a lot of opportunities for professionals.Dunn said she wants to enter the profes-sional draft in January.She is not allowed to enroll in classes for the spring semester because she would have to leave UNC in March if she is picked by a pro-fessional team. She said she would like to play professionally for a year and then try to play in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.
Art a la Carte: Doodle Sheet:
Kick off the weekend with a hands-on workshop focusing on drawing and stream of con-sciousness. This class is designed exclusively for UNC students and costs $10. All materials are provided.
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ackland Art Museum
Men’s soccer vs. N.C. State:
Cheer on the men’s soccer team as it takes on the Wolfpack. UNC students, faculty and staff can gain free access to the game with a valid OneCard.
7p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fetzer Field
The Loreleis (concert):
UNC’s all-female a cappella group, the Loreleis, will be hosting its fall concert. The group’s repertoire spans a wide range from con-temporary pop to R&B to coun-try to oldies. Its talent has been recognized across the nation.  Tickets to the event are $10. The Loreleis will give an additional performance on Saturday.
 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
 PlayMakers Theatre
Watercolor workshop:
 This short course provides a brief review of color and its im-portance in painting. Mul-tiple applications of painting,
 A Florida woman has been arrest-ed after calling 911 to report there was too much drinking occurring at a nearby bar.Mary Jaggers called dispatchers six times Monday to alert them of what was obviously a very pressing matter. People drinking. At a bar. Officials found hydro-codone on Jaggers.
“Since the early 1900s, there’s  been reports from people saying, ‘I was cooking bacon, and the (Bigfoot) came in and licked the pan clean when I set it down later.’”— James “Bobo” Fay, cast member on “Finding Bigfoot” series, who’s on a quest to find what Sasquatch likes to eat.
hat is in a dream? That which we call a nightmare by any other name would smell like cheese. Among some of the world’s biggest issues that need tackling, several researchers in recent years have dedicated their efforts to discovering if eating cheese shortly before bedtime leads to nightmares like some popular literature suggests. All right. The British Cheese Board found the type of cheese you eat affects what  you dream about. Those who like red Leicester dreamed about the past. If you want to dream about celebrities, your best bet is cheddar. But the study found that among the 200 participants in the week-long study, none reported nightmares. Solid work, team.
Dreams get a little cheesy
From staff and wire reports
Someone trespassed at Fresh Market at 1200 Raleigh Road at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.The person was a possible shoplifter, reports state.• Someone reported a suspicious condition at 120 S. Estes Drive at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday, according to Chapel hill police reports. A person left their belong-ings on town property, reports state.• Someone commit-ted felony larceny at 2210 Pathway Drive between noon Oct. 22 and 3:47 p.m. Nov. 1, according to Carrboro police reports.The person withdrew $5,600 from someone else’s  bank account, reports state.• Someone committed misdemeanor larceny at 108 Hillview St. between 1:34 p.m. and 1:54 p.m. Saturday, according to Carrboro police reports.The person took alcohol and food that someone else had purchased, reports state.• Someone committed credit card fraud at 200 N. Greensboro St. between noon Saturday and 12:44 p.m.  Wednesday, according to Carrboro police reports.The person fraudulently used someone else’s credit card, reports state.• Someone committed misdemeanor larceny at a  business at 306 E. Main St. at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday, according to Carrboro police reports.The person purchased one 24 oz. Icehouse beer from T.J.’s Beverage and Tobacco  but left the location with another beer in his pocket, reports state.
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 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
 The Bull’s Head Bookshop
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ophomore Dustin Kavanaugh cooks hot dogs at the Interfaith cookout Thursday afternoon outside of Ruffin. Kavanaugh said they were having this picnic “to build a community between people of different faiths.”
Due to a reporting error, Thursday’s page 5 story “Healing done artistically” misstated Julia Burns’ profession. Burns is currently working as a psychiatrist.The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
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Launch Chapel Hill to host information session on its newest startup program
Business incubator Launch Chapel Hill will hold an information session about a new accel-erator program Nov. 12 in its 321 W. Rosemary St. office.The program is designed to help people build sustainable startup companies and will run 22  weeks from January to June. Applications are  being accepted until Nov. 22.
UNC receives $54.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded UNC a new five-year $54.6 million Clinical and Translational Science Award.In partnership with RTI International and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, UNC will use the money to acceler-ate the benefits of clinical research for patients and communities in North Carolina.
— From staff and wire reports
By Paul Best
Staff Writer
 A bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Thursday, a move that could change the employ-ment climate for the LGBT commu-nity in North Carolina.Though it appears unlikely, if the bill is passed by the House of Representatives, it will be illegal for employers with 15 or more employees to fire someone on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The  bill exempts religious organizations. President Barack Obama has said he  would sign ENDA into law.  A version of the bill has been introduced in every congressional session since 1994 except one — but it has only been approved by a legis-lative chamber once, in 2007.North Carolina is one of 29 states  without employment equality laws covering sexual orientation.“The irony is that 15 states now have marriage equality, yet in some of those states you can’t bring a picture of your spouse to work for fear of being fired,” said Jen Jones, spokeswoman for Equality N.C.She said a recent poll showed that 73 percent of North Carolina resi-dents believe employers should not  be allowed to discriminate against gay and transgender employees.But Jones said state legislators might not share those sentiments.“The unfortunate reality is we have an incredibly conservative General  Assembly right now,” she said. All 17 UNC-system schools already have employment policies that pro-hibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gen-der expression, said Jayne Grandes, associate director for investigations and compliance reporting in UNC’s Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Office.Jeff Hirsch, a law professor at UNC, said many Fortune 500 com-panies and other large businesses have already implemented policies that prevent this type of discrimina-tion. Mostly middle-sized companies  would be affected, he said.He said the bill’s future in the Republican-led House looks bleak,  but he is optimistic that it will be passed in the near future, citing a generational shift in perspective about sexual orientation.Jones said national momentum surrounding same-sex marriage  will bolster efforts to implement federal employment nondiscrimi-nation.“The majority of national LGBT organizations as well as state equal-ity groups like our own have been lobbying hard to make this a reality,” she said.In a statement on Thursday, Obama called for House Republican leaders to bring the bill to a vote.“One party in one house of Congress should not stand in the  way of millions of Americans who  want to go to work each day and simply be judged by the job they do.”
Senate OKs LGBT employment bill
The workplace discrimination ban gained bipartisan support.
Champ, a 4-year-old male cat, rests at the Orange County Animal Shelter on Thursday. Black cats are often overlooked for potential adoption.
 ASG fate decided  today 
By Graves Ganzert
Senior Writer
Though many people avoid crossing black cats’ paths, Siglinda Scarpa wants prospec-tive pet owners to realize their potential as loving companions. While black cats’ ominous reputation has  withstood the test of time, a movement is gaining momentum in the greater Chapel Hill area to reverse this perception.Scarpa is the executive director of the Goathouse Refuge, a no-kill sanctuary for cats in Pittsboro.But she said despite how many cats are adopted, black cats are often overlooked.“I think that somehow it is a historical problem,” she said. “I feel somehow people have developed a prejudice towards them.”Scarpa said she hopes to put an end to the stereotype.“I feel people feel that they are malicious,” she said. “There are so many rumors and stories of black cats causing bad omens or  bad luck. Black cats should be seen as they are — a beautiful, sleek animal.Scarpa said a cat’s personality is not unique simply to its color but to its breed.“Black cats are absolutely like any other cat,” she said.“Different breeds do have different per-sonalities and characteristics but it does not depend on the color.”Scarpa said last year, less than one-third of black cats were adopted at the refuge.To change this trend, Goathouse Refuge has planned a “Back in Black” promotion in November.To encourage adoption, the refuge has lowered its adoption fee by $25, from $100 to $75, for the first 75 black cats adopted. And on Sunday Goathouse Refuge will host a Second Sunday Cat Cafe, featuring  various black cats and kittens available for adoption.Robert Marotto, director of the Orange County Animal Shelter, said he does not track any trends in adoption based simply on color. He said the overall rate of cat adoption is low in Orange County. About 45 percent of cats that entered Orange County Animal Shelter were euthanized in 2011, according to data from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Overall, the rate for North Carolina was 78 percent.“Cats are a challenge today,” he said. “We have not had any significant improvement in the rate of cat adoption.”Ginny Larkin-Thorsen, co-chairwoman for UNC Helping Paws, said this is a trend that should be reversed.“Much like people have stereotypes about particular breeds, there is also a subcon-scious association people have with black animals,” she said.Larkin-Thorsen said she works to advo-cate the importance of adopting for an ani-mal’s companionship, not color.“It’s about the personality, not the color or breed, and that is something that we in Helping Paws like to emphasize because we  want people to adopt based on the dog or cat, not specifically on their breed or look,she said.
By Lindsay Carbonell
Staff Writer
UNC students will once again make a deci-sion about the University’s place in the long-criticized UNC-system Association of Student Governments.From midnight to 5 p.m. today, students can go to studentlife.unc.edu and vote on whether they want the University to stay in the student advocacy organization, which is composed of delegates from all 17 system schools and funded  by a $1 annual student fee. UNC students con-tributed $27,069 to ASG this year.Robert Windsor, chairman of the UNC Board of Elections, said ASG will be the first item on the  ballot, followed by Homecoming elections and Student Congress special elections.In 2012, the last time students voted on ASG membership, the ballot had the referendum listed last. Students voted to stay in the asso-ciation. This time, Windsor said he put the referendum on the top of the ballot due to its importance.Speaker of Student Congress Connor Brady said he is proud of the advocacy efforts sur-rounding the vote — like the official email sent to all students Thursday.Still, in an online Daily Tar Heel survey of 34 random students, 14 were unaware of the  vote, and several in that group did not know  what the association was. In the survey, four students said they wanted to leave ASG and 15  wanted to stay in.“If we leave ASG, we will have no say in what goes on and what could be changed,” said sopho-more Taylor Pulley in the survey. “It’s only a $1 student fee that will not make or break any of us.”Members of UNC Student Congress were also surveyed — of the 15 representatives who answered, four said they will vote to stay in ASG,  while the other 11 said they will vote to leave it. ASG President Robert Nunnery said UNC  would lose a voice if it pulls out of the associa-tion, especially because it advocates for student issues, like gender-neutral housing, which was  banned by the system Board of Governors. The association is currently discussing alternatives.“While (these issues) might not have had the intended outcome, imagine having no voice,he said. At 6 p.m., the UNC Board of Elections will announce the results of the election. If students decide they want to leave ASG, delegates of UNC student government will petition to the UNC Board of Trustees. The system Board of Governors will have to approve the University’s departure before the fee can be canceled.If students decide to stay in ASG, Brady said the University will continue to attempt to reform the organization from within.He said student government representatives  will stand in the Pit today to encourage stu-dents to vote “yes” to leave the association.“If there’s a vending machine that’s broken down, you’re not going to keep putting a dollar in it until it works — you find someone to fix it.”
Students last voted on UNC’s ASG membership in 2012.
Hairston, McDonald to miss opener
Team spokesman said the NCAA compliance issue is “ongoing.
By Brooke Pryor
Sports Editor
 With season openers comes excitement, hope for the future, a chance at a title run.But for the North Carolina basketball team, the season opener against Oakland is considerably dulled with a cloud of uncer-tainty hanging over the Smith Center.The Tar Heels’ top 3-point threats, P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, will both sit on the sideline, wearing suits and ties rather than jerseys and tennis shoes Friday night.Though coach Roy Williams hoped to announce Hairston and McDonald’s final fate before the season, team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday that the compliance issue with the NCAA is “ongoing.”“It is frustrating but it’s also a long pro-cess and we’re trying to do what we can do,”  Williams said. “The NCAA is trying to do  what they can do. But it’s what it is. I’m sure they would like to settle all of their cases in five minutes, too. We’ve just got to try to con-tinue to work with them and working with our student athletes and doing the best job  we can do and just seeing what happens. At the ACC’s Operation Basketball on Oct. 16, Williams maintained that there would be a decision before the opener.“I said it will be announced before the sea-son starts and it will,” Williams said then.But less than a month later, a decision hasn’t been made, and Williams’ role has  been reduced to “waiting for somebody to tell me what’s going on.”Though the circumstances are drastically different, uncertainty isn’t anything new to
Leslie McDonald (right) will not play in North Carolina’s basketball season opener Friday night.
UNC leading into the season opener. This time last year, the starting lineup wasn’t set and the team’s identity was unclear after four starters departed for the NBA and graduation.“Last year just not knowing what the team  was going to look like, especially after los-ing all of those guys that went pro,” junior forward James Michael McAdoo said. “As opposed to this year where we’re really com-fortable and confident with who we have.“But knowing that we won’t have P.J. and Leslie out there is definitely something that’s going to change our team and the way we look. With the absence of Hairston and McDonald, the team will shift its lineup to adjust for the loss of the two wing players.“Right now, Lord willing and the creek don’t rise and all that kind of stuff, Nate (Britt), Marcus (Paige), J.P. (Tokoto), James Michael (McAdoo) and depends on who  brings me the best piece of dessert tonight, Williams said of his starting lineup. A summer of controversy surrounding two of his players — Hairston’s traffic transgres-sions and McDonald’s involvement with a designer mouthguard company — made for the most difficult offseason and preseason  Williams said he’s experienced.But with the regular season finally upon him, Williams is prepared to make the neces-sary adjustments while two of his top players are relegated to street clothes at game time.“It has been a very erratic planning and preseason time, it really has,” he said. “Because things aren’t as smooth and as settled as we  would like for them to be. But it’s what it is.
 Animal advocates work to get black cats adopted

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