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The Daily Tar Heel for April 7, 2014

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By Bradley Saacks
Staff Writer
 A collection of 32 retired faculty members say UNC’s administration has locked itself in a “self-defeating course” in its response to the aca -demic scandal.In a joint letter, the retired profes-sors criticized the University’s han-dling of the scandal and called for cur-rent faculty to become more involved so current issues do not continue.“The recent presentation to the trustees by several accomplished student-athletes, whose work as stu-dents has not been impugned, was one more embarrassing exercise in avoiding the heart of the issue,” the letter said.Former history professor Michael Hunt, who spearheaded the cam-paign with former interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Madeline Levine, at a lunch meeting  with other retired faculty, did not sugarcoat his answer when asked about what current faculty should do.“What they can do is called gover-nance,” he said.Chancellor Carol Folt responded to the letter with one of her own, say-ing there has been healthy involve-ment from the faculty in resolving the issues. She said more than 100 faculty serve on committees that are  working on these initiatives.“I have seen a faculty and admin-istration willing to accept scrutiny, seek answers and devote time and energy toward meaningful change,Folt said. “The progress we are mak-ing today is very real.”Richard Kohn, a former history professor, also said the effort by the faculty has not been up to par.“The most disappointing thing is that they have done, as a group, almost nothing,” Kohn said. “Except sense of worldliness to students.“He would be the coach, tutor, grandfather, whatever you want to call it for a student,” Cole said. “He’d say, ‘Hey, why don’t you try to get an internship at X and why don’t you  write a paper about X.“Students loved him.”Diversity can be found in recesses of Stone’s life — whether it was help-ing former felons find work or having lunch with students, said Byars, who directs the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media  with his wife Queenie Byars.“He would talk about all those great civil rights figures of his time and how (students) should do something with (their) life,” he said. “Don’t just be number one, don’t just  be the best — be the best and help somebody.”The program in Stone’s namesake  brings a diverse group of 12 high school students to UNC each sum-mer to learn about the media.“We kind of felt that we would protect his legacy, and doing that maybe make our greatest contribu-
By Amanda Albright
University Editor
Before establishing his journalism career as an anchor at news organi-zations such as ABC News, prospec-tive student Rob Nelson wasn’t sure if UNC was the right school for him.So his father wrote to UNC jour-nalism professor Chuck Stone, asking for his advice on making the trek from New Jersey to Chapel Hill for college.Stone didn’t just write back to Nelson. He took him on a tour of the campus in his convertible, telling him about how wonderful UNC was.Stone didn’t stop there.“Professor Stone person-ally mailed me my application to Carolina with a note about what a great school it was,” he said. “I will never forget getting a FedEx pack-age with a note from Chuck Stone.”Stone, a retired UNC journalism professor, editor of major black news-papers during the civil rights move-ment and author, died Sunday at 89.He legacy extends far beyond the FedEx package that exemplified mentorship to Nelson.There’s his place in the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame, his Congressional Gold Medal from serving with Tuskegee airmen dur-ing World War II and the stories he  wrote, warranting two Pulitzer Prize nominations.Much of his legacy lies in the more diverse newsrooms he cre-ated through his work both in the classroom and outside of it as a co-founder and the first president of the National Association of Black Journalists.“There are many who believe that  without Chuck Stone there would be no NABJ,” said Bob Butler, current president of the association. Stone pushed for the organization’s cre-ation, which acts as a conscience for the journalism industry.“The advances we’ve made are a tribute to him. It can be attributed to Chuck and his vision for the orga-nization.”Napoleon Byars, a journalism
Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
College is just an excuse to work at The Daily Tar Heel.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Volume 122, Issue 26
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Saving voices of the South
Clockwise from top: A group meets for American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1958; Public health and civil rights activist Modjeska Simkins was interviewed by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall on Nov. 15, 1974; Jacquelyn Dowd Hall interviews Guy and Guion Johnson around 1974.
Retired faculty call for change
A letter argues the current faculty is complacent in ongoing scandals.
By Jane Wester
Staff Writer
In 1974, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall sat alone in a room with a typewriter and a reel-to-reel tape recorder, facing skepticism from the history department and the University as she tried to start an oral history program on campus.On Friday, the Southern Oral History Program celebrated its collection of 5,300 interviews made over the course of 40 years with an exhibit, per-formances and birthday cake in Wilson Library.Hall’s successor, current program director Malinda Lowery, said the program’s regional focus was intended to complement the already existing Southern Historical Collection. Lowery praised the depth and diversity of SOHP’s collections, which cover southern cul-ture and politics as well as issues surrounding race, gender, labor and social movements.“Basically, if you want to know anything about the South, particularly in the 20th century and often before the 20th century, you can find out about it in the SOHP’s collections,” she said.SOHP participants make a point of interview-
The Southern Oral History Project is celebrating 40 years
Print legend Chuck Stone dead at 89
The former professor was a mentor to students and pioneer for journalists.
Jenny Surane, city editor, was cho-sen to lead the DTH next year. Her platform stresses investigations and online innovation.
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More than 1,000 children, ages 2 to 10, gathered in Homestead Park on Saturday to gather 25,000 eggs. The hunt occurs every three years in Chapel Hill.
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Chuck Stone
 was nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes and served as the first president for the National Association of Black Journalists.
professor, called Stone the “Michael Jackson of his generation” for his  work, everything from bringing his friend Bill Cosby to UNC’s campus to having a burger named after him at Top of the Hill restaurant. When Byars came to UNC, Stone  was one of two black journalism professors.“All throughout his life he was a pioneer,” he said. “We all climb on the shoulders of other people, but he  was probably the first shoulder that  was put in place.Richard Cole, the former dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication who hired Stone in 1991, said the journalist’s per-sonal relationships with people like Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad  Ali and Mahatma Gandhi brought a
Tai Chi in the Galleries:
 Unwind from your Monday by practicing the ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve mental health.  This class use gentle routines that are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. All movements are done standing, so wear comfortable clothes and supportive shoes. Free for Ack-land members; $5 per session for all others.
 Noon - 1 p.m.
 Ackland Art Museum
Avenue Q presented by Pau-per Players:
 This musical follows the story of a bright-eyed college graduate navigating his way through New York City.
 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day:
 Swing by a participating scoop shop to pick up a free ice cream cone, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.
 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
 Ben & Jerry’s
International Coffee Hour:
 This event is a chance to engage with UNC’s vast international com-munity, drink local coffee and meet with the staff of the host organization.
 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 EspressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center
UNC Baseball vs. N.C. A&T:
 Cheer on the Tar Heels as they take on Aggies at home. Tickets range from $5 to $7. Students get in free with a valid One Card.
 A Michigan couple were hit with a $2 million lawsuit after they used a  blowtorch to burn off a squirrel’s fur on his balcony, which prompted an apart-ment fire.  When Khek Chanthalavong allegedly  went inside to prepare the carcass to eat, he left the blow torch unattended.
“Macaroni and cheese was  warming up in an antique style oven, and then (he) passed out eating Drumsticks on a table where the police found him.”— Sara Ros Frazier, a South Bend, Ind., massage parlor owner, who saw a man  break into her business, eat a stockpile of Hot Pockets and almost cause a fire.
orry Putin, no tacos for you. Mighty Taco, a Mexican restaurant chain based in Buffalo, N.Y., has banned Russian President  Vladimir Putin at all 23 of its locations in western New York. The decision for the sanction, of course, stems from Putin’s choice to seize Crimea from Ukraine. That will show him. The company announced its decision, effective immediately, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s the clear choice, obviously. “You may be ordering around the Crimea, Mr. Putin, but you won’t be ordering a Super Mighty around here anytime soon,” the announcement said. While the ban is harsh, it’s not necessarily a permanent one. Putin might be welcomed back for good behavior.
Mighty Taco says ‘no’ to Putin
From staff and wire reports
 Someone disturbed the peace at 1332 Legacy Terrace at 3:42 a.m. Friday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports.There was a disturbance  between a man and a woman in the parking lot of a resi-dence, reports state.
 Someone damaged a fence at 404 Jones Ferry Road at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Carrboro police reports.The person had repeat-edly pulled back the fence at Ridgewood Apartments to walk through it towards Davie Road, reports state.
 Someone caused a disturbance at 301 Lloyd St. at 2:29 p.m. Thursday, according to Carrboro police reports.The person was act-ing strangely because she thought an employee of a dentist’s office was calling her a teenager. She then got up from the chair, caused a disturbance and stormed out of the building, reports state.
 Someone committed assault attempting serious injury at 501 Jones Ferry Road at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday, according to Carrboro police reports. The person threatened to kill people with a knife at Collins Crossing Apartment Homes, reports state.
 Someone committed  vandalism and property damage on Stadium Drive at 10:15 p.m. Friday, according to police reports from UNC’s Department of Public Safety.
 Someone committed simple assault on Stadium Drive at 10:26 p.m. Friday, according to police reports from UNC’s Department of Public Safety.
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 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
 Boshamer Stadium
Greek Grove:
 Each Panhel-lenic sorority chapter will face off against one another in a dance competition that boasts a monetary prize for their national philanthropy. Proceeds will go towards the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and the David Shannon Memo-rial Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $12.
 7 p.m.
 Memorial Hall
Monday, April 7, 2014
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olly Gardner, a visiting lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, asks for clarifi-cation from East Chapel Hill High School during the final round of the National High School Ethics Bowl at Kenan-Flagler Business School.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
5:00 p.m. Viewing of the exhibition
 Making a People’s eatre: Proff Koch and the Carolina Playmakers
 North Carolina Collection Gallery  5:30 p.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly RoomWilson Special Collections Library University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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A Model for Folk Theatre:The Carolina Playmakers
with University Historian Cecelia Moore
Monday, April 7, 2014
The Daily Tar Heel
Chapel Hill to host Rosemary Street meetings Thursday
The town of Chapel Hill will host a series of meetings for its Rosemary Imagined project on Thursday in the Sky Lounge at Greenbridge Condominiums. Residents can provide feed- back on the town’s two draft con-cepts for redeveloping Rosemary Street.  After this week’s meetings, a consulting firm will revise the plans and create one draft concept for the town’s review.
Police honor Jewish group for Christmas Day meals
The Chapel Hill Police Department presented a Civilian Service Award to the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill last week. The federation was given the award for its consistent service to the police department on Christmas Day, when the federa-tion provides meals for employees  working.
— From staff and wire reports
 ASG holds last meeting of 2013-14
By Madeline Will
State & National Editor
 When N.C. State University Student Body President Alex Parker was sworn in this week-end as next year’s president of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments, he knew the difficulty of the task ahead of him.This year, and in years past, the association has been criticized for inefficiency and  wasting student funds — it’s funded by an annual $1 stu-dent fee. In the fall, UNC-CH students only narrowly voted to stay in the association. ASG has consistently been trying to reform itself.“ASG’s trying to make amends, it’s trying to get itself together,” Parker said. “I’m hoping (critics) will give us one year ... (to) put behind the past, move forward. I think we deserve that chance.”It’ll be a critical year for the association to see if it can flour-ish or not, he said.Outgoing ASG President Robert Nunnery said his year at the helm of the embattled
The association’s new president was sworn in this weekend.
Robert Nunnery
is the outgoing president of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments.
association has been wonder-ful, albeit challenging.“The student body presi-dents have asked a lot of questions, held (Senior Vice President Olivia Sedwick) and I accountable, definitely pushed back when they didn’t like how things were headed —  which is good, but it made for a  very challenging year,” he said.
Town finds 12 tenants in North Street residence
By Joey DeVito
Staff Writer
Two local property owners  were fined about $60,000 by the town of Chapel Hill after the town found 12 people  were living at a property at 135 North St.The town’s occupancy rule, which was added to the town’s land use management ordinance in 2003, states that no more than four unrelated people can live in one resi-dential house.The owners of the prop-erty at 135 North St., James Bulbrook and Whitney Long,  were first fined $23,400 for  breaking that law in May 2013, according to town documents.Bulbrook and Long haven’t paid the fine, town docu-ments indicate. Neither could  be reached for comment and current tenants in the home declined to comment.Mark Patmore, the owner of Mercia Residential Properties, said the town conducted a second inspec-tion this year and found the  violations persisted, fining the owners about $60,000.If there are more than five unrelated people living in a house, then it needs to be  built to state commercial fire codes, which include install-ing sprinkler systems and fire escapes, among other require-ments, Patmore said.The North Street property  was not built to those codes, so it was not equipped to house that many people.The town’s Inspections Department received com-plaints about the amount of people living in the house from other residents in November 2012, which
The owners were fined for violating an occupancy ordinance.
Iyvn Mack-Voss, age 1, picks up eggs at Chapel Hill’s annual Community Egg Hunt at Homestead Park on Saturday.
By Claire Nielsen
Staff Writer
The search was on.Carrboro resident Lori Hoopes  brought her daughters Gigi Hoopes, 8, and Evie Hoopes, 5, to the Community Egg Hunt at Homestead Park Saturday.It was their second time going to the event. Hoopes said she noticed the egg hunt’s hectic atmosphere and large crowd.“Everybody’s like, ‘I have to wrangle children,’” Hoopes said.Gigi and Evie said they both had fun at the event. Evie said she only found three eggs during her hunt, but Gigi found about 20 and gave some to her sister.“I liked having the excitement of finding a lot of eggs and seeing what  was inside,” Gigi said. Amanda Fletcher, assistant supervisor of festivals and community celebrations for the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation department, said she estimated there  were about 1,200 people at the event.Program Assistant Amy Stibich said this was her first year working at the egg hunt, but she was prepared for the
1,200 children, ages 2 to 10, joined the hunt
Jenny Surane selected as editor-in-chief 
By Cammie Bellamy
Managing Editor
For Jenny Surane, finding the right word is as important personally as it is professionally.“‘Overwhelming,’ is what we decided the word was,” she said Saturday, after her selection as the 2014-15 editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel.But if Surane was overwhelmed, it wasn’t for long — the first thing on her mind after being selected was getting ready for next year.Surane, currently the Daily Tar Heel’s city desk editor, is a junior  business journalism major from Cornelius who ran unopposed for editor-in-chief.Between assembling her new staff of editors, learning the ins and outs of running the newspaper and  beginning to implement an ambi-tious platform, she will have a full schedule in the months before tak-ing the helm.Joe Schwartz, who served as the
Surane, a junior, currently serves as The Daily Tar Heel’s city desk editor.
Jenny Surane is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel for 2014-15. She’s currently the city editor at The Daily Tar Heel.
DTH’s editor-in-chief for 2006-07,  was a member of the selection com-mittee. Schwartz said Surane’s can-didate platform, which emphasizes the newspaper’s online presence and investigative work, made him confi-dent in her ability to lead.“The ideas that she’s articulated, they remind me of a Daily Tar Heel that I worked at,” Schwartz said.“And I guess the best compliment I could give her is I would want to  work in a newsroom that she’s in charge of.”Surane’s platform calls for instituting an investigations and special projects team, which would handle long term stories and con-tinuous series on topics relevant to readers.She said while readers can expect the DTH’s coverage areas to remain consistent, she wants to see more narrative journalism, in-depth investigations and forward-looking stories. Surane said one of the most  valuable parts of the selection pro-cess was the willingness of com-mittee members to challenge her in their questioning.During their meeting Saturday, members spent an hour interview-ing Surane about her platform  before voting on whether or not to  While he’ll remain in office until the end of the month, this  weekend marked Nunnery’s last meeting as president. ASG, which met at Western Carolina University, passed its budget for next year. The group voted to shave about $200 from each of the execu-tive officers’ stipends — with the exception of the president and senior vice president — and put the money towards student advocacy, as well as eliminate three executive offi-cer positions. That decision was made at a meeting that only about half of the executive officers attended.“I think it’s unacceptable —  we’re paying them for a job and they’re not there,” said UNC-CH’s delegate Connor Brady.Brady said he remains dis-appointed in the group’s advo-cacy efforts and accountability.But he said he’s optimistic about the reforms, and Parker and incoming Senior Vice President Leigh Whittaker’s ability to implement them.Parker said he and  Whittaker have discussed at length how to run an effective organization.“It sounds kind of intuitive,  but it’s not, it’s something  we’ve struggled with,” he said. “We always have to keep our-selves in check.Next year, Parker said he  will focus on implement “soft reforms” that change the cul-ture of ASG.Nunnery said one of ASG’s  biggest accomplishments this  year has been garnering public exposure for its stance on cer-tain issues, like voting rights.“It might take a while to get to what our position was, but  when we made it, it was very impactful public relations- wise,” he said. “It might not have influenced the outcome,  but ASG didn’t let stuff go down the pipeline without let-ting our opinion be known.”
select her as editor.“It’s a great process because it shows you what you need to look at more in your platform,” she said. “I’m not married to my platform — I’m willing to hear other people’s ideas.”Hope Thomson, a junior chemis-try major from Durham, also served on the selection committee.“(Surane is) someone who loves this and loves this atmosphere and putting out the paper,” Thomson said. “That was what struck me most — she is so, so passionate.”Though Surane ran unopposed, Schwartz said the selection process  was no less rigorous.“I think it’s important even when  you have one candidate to make sure that candidate is well-qualified,” he said.“Not just to do it well, but to do it excellently well.
“I liked having the excitement of finding a lot of eggs and seeing what was inside.” 
Gigi Hoopes,
egg hunter
large crowd.“It has a reputation — people know about it,” she said.The event featured three egg hunts, each of which lasted about 15 minutes. The hunts were broken up by age groups.The plastic eggs were laid out in fields for children to pick up. Overall, more than 25,000 eggs were used.Stibich said Chapel Hill’s Parks and Recreation department collaborates  with the Carrboro and Orange County departments to hold the egg hunt. Every three years it is held in Chapel Hill.“So now it’s our year,” she said. “It’s one of the few events we collaborate on  with the other departments.Stibich said the eggs were ordered from Sunny Bunny, a company known for providing employment to adults  with disabilities. All three town departments purchase the eggs.“Everyone pitches in and buys the eggs and prizes,” she said.Karina Goco, an eighth-grade stu-dent at McDougle Middle School, and Jessika Patel, a ninth-grade student at Chapel Hill High School, worked as  volunteers at the egg hunt through the Chapel Hill Youth Council.They said part of their duties involved setting up for the event.“We had to put out some of the eggs on the field,” Goco said.Goco and Patel said they were also tasked with helping supervise the egg hunts to make sure everything went according to plan.Both volunteers said they enjoyed  watching the children participate in the hunt.“It was fun,” Patel said.Evie said she enjoyed observing the festivities as well as participating in them.“Getting to watch the egg hunt was awesome,” she said.
caused the department to inspect the property and find the violations.During the inspection the town found there were 12 people living on the property. They also found that there  were 11 bedrooms on the property, as opposed to the four bedrooms mentioned in the original building plans,  which constituted another  violation.This caused the town to condemn the property, mean-ing it temporarily could not  be used. The home is no lon-ger condemned, and now has different tenants.Five other properties received fines for similar vio-lations in 2013, but the fine given to Bulbrook and Long  was the largest ever given by the town for this violation, according to town records.Former Student Body President Christy Lambden formed a work group to address the four-person occu-pancy ordinance and spoke to the Chapel Hill Town Council last month about repealing the rule to allow more stu-dents to live together. He rec-ommended raising the limit to six unrelated people. Having that many people living in one house is a safety concern for the town, Patmore said.“Twelve people in a house that’s not built to commer-cial code — yeah, that’s pret-ty much unsafe,” Patmore said. “If there ever was a fire, who knows what would happen.” While Patmore said 12 residents in a house not up to code is excessive, he took issue with the four-person limit, which he sees as unnec-essarily restrictive.“Should it be four?” Patmore said. “No, that’s  just a complete waste of real estate.”

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