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The Daily Tar Heel for January 21, 2011

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The Daily Tar Heel
 Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
www.dailytarheel.com
friday, january 21, 2011 VOLuME 118, iSSuE 136
 As Republican lawmakers state their support for “right to know” legislation, and with theanniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case this Saturday, The Daily Tar Heel examines...
by Eliza KErn
senior writer
In 2009, 43 percent of pregnancies to women betweenthe ages of 18 and 24 in Orange County ended in abortion— a statistic Republicans hope to change.The GOP takeover of the N.C. General Assembly inNovember has given anti-abortion groups encouragementin their attempts to limit the practice, as they no longer faceresistance from key Democratic lawmakers in power. Anti-abortion groups see this as their best opportunity they’ve had in years to pass “right to know” legislation, which they say would encourage women to make moreinformed decisions, but which abortion rights groupshave condemned as inappropriate and misleading. Abortion, a common medical procedure adminis-tered in the state and in Chapel Hill among college-aged women, became legal 38 years ago this Saturday when theSupreme Court handed down their landmark Roe v. Wadedecision. However, legislative attempts to reduce accessand inclination toward the practice continue.
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Barbara Holt, president of N.C. Right to Life, said hergroup’s top priority is to pass a “women’s right to know” bill that would require doctors to offer pregnant womaninformation on medical risks associated with abortion,fetal development and alternatives to the procedure.The exact legislation that the anti-abortion groups hopeto pass has not been finalized, but likely will be modeledon past bills, Holt said, and will help women learn aboutalternatives to pregnancy termination.“Once they have all the facts, hopefully they can makea more informed decision and be saved the heartache thathaving an abortion causes,” she said.Holt said pregnant women are often asked how they plan to care for their baby, pressuring them into terminat-ing the pregnancy.Caitlin Borgmann, a law professor at The City University of New York School of Law who has testified on reproduc-tive rights before state legislatures, said doctors and legalexperts have found no evidence of long-term psychologi-cal damage as a result of abortion, and said first trimesterabortions are “safer than a shot of penicillin.”“There is evidence that these (‘right to know’) laws aremotivated not by a desire to give more information, but by a desire to decrease abortion,” Borgmann said. “We needto recognize these laws for what they are.”She noted that these laws often have strong moral andpolitical undertones.“There’s nothing wrong about giving women medicalinformation,” Borgmann said. “But there is something wrong with giving them misleading information that steersthem toward a decision that the state wants. And it’s even worse when it’s under the guise of medical advice.”
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Orange County accounted for more than 3,000 of the30,596 abortions performed in 2009 in the state. Abortion in North Carolina must be performed by alicensed physician and is prohibited after 20 weeks unlessthe mother’s life or health is in danger. Parental consent isgenerally required for minors seeking abortions. According to the N.C. State Center for Health Statistics,more than 26,000 residents underwent the procedure in2009. Women also travel to North Carolina from other statesto secure the procedure, which accounts for the more than30,000 total. Data for 2010 has not yet been released. Abortions were performed in 14 of the 100 countiesin the state in 2009, with the most in Mecklenburg, Wake, Guilford, Orange and Cumberland counties.Eighty-six counties had no abortions performed. Many rural counties have no abortion provider and women
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ary Cate Komoski (left) and Tyler Mills (right), are working to gatherstudent support for a Union renovation fee of $16 a year for 30 years.In order for the fee to be on the ballot Feb. 8, supporters need to gatherabout 2,939 signatures. Bottom floor changes would include “additional seating, better performance space and overall a more interactive feel,” said Mills, the Union’spresident. But Student Congress on Tuesday voted against putting it on the ballot.
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University editor
In an effort to cope with both imme-diate and looming state funding cuts,Executive Vice Chancellor and ProvostBruce Carney has instructed vice chan-cellors and deans to go to the brink.Inflicting pain — but not “critical”pain — on all units, Carney said theinstructions will likely lead to lay-offs, fewer course offerings, higherstudent-teacher ratios and a paringof academic programs and supportservices as the University returns 3.5percent — or about $17 million — of this year’s state funding and bracesfor a $3.7 billion state budget short-fall in the upcoming fiscal year.“We’ve run out of options. If we godeeper it’s going to be very devastat-ing to the instructional mission of theUniversity,” Carney said. “I took asmuch as I thought I could,” he added.The affected deans and vicechancellors could not be reachedfor comment late Thursday after-noon when the University granteda public records request for theinstructions Carney sent Jan. 14.Those top officials met with Carney in hour-long meetings to determinethe depth of the cuts.Chancellor Holden Thorp imple-mented a permanent campus-widecut of 5 percent earlier this monthafter Gov. Bev Perdue called on allstate agencies to cut an additional 2.5percent from their budgets, a decisionthat UNC-system president ThomasRoss and his predecessor, ErskineBowles, endorsed. The 2.5 percentcut was made in addition to an addedcut of 1 percent in August.“We have to come up with thatmoney,” Carney said. “That’s why  we’re announcing cuts for next yearnow. They can start getting thatmoney in-hand.”To return 3.5 percent by the Marchdeadline, Carney has instructed a cut of $4,202,912 to academic affairs, a unit
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North Carolina, with 16 abortions per 1,000 pregnancies amongwomen aged 15-44 in 2006, rises just above the national average. NewYork has the highest abortion rate while Wyoming has the lowest.
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Incoming state House Speaker Thom Tillis, aRepublican from Mecklenburg County, joined 31 otherGOP legislators in attending the N.C. Right to LifePrayer Breakfast in Raleigh this past Saturday. Tillisassured the group that passing anti-abortion legisla-tion would be an important priority for lawmakers inthe upcoming session.Tillis later clarified that he does not want to infringe ona woman’s legal right to secure an abortion, but instead
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by JEn sErdEtChnaia
assistant state & national editor
 A dispute concerning rising health care costs mightlead to the termination of a contract between UNCHospitals and an insurance provider early next month,leaving thousands of patients in the lurch.UNC has raised the costs of service far beyond what Aetna’s patients might be able to pay, said Walt Cherniak,spokesman for the Connecticut-based insurance agency.Unless the two parties come to an agreement by Feb.5, UNC Hospitals will become an out-of-network pro- vider for patients insured by Aetna. This means patientsinsured by Aetna will be paying much higher fees for ser- vice at UNC.“Although we’ve reached out as recently as yesterday, wehave no negotiation sessions scheduled,” Cherniak said.“We have offered a fair increase,” he said. “But we cer-tainly can’t pay what they’re demanding.UNC’s increases would translate into direct fee increas-es for Aetna’s customers, Cherniak said.“And they have a profitable contract with us now,”Cherniak said.“What happens when a hospital raises its rates is the ratesget passed on to customers,” he said. “No one in this econo-my needs to be taking on this kind of increased cost.”For example, a deductible at a UNC doctor’s office that would previously cost the patient $100 would cost $152 with UNC’s proposal, he said.But UNC Hospitals spokeswoman Jennifer James said Aetna is not paying UNC at market rate.“They are paying other providers in the Triangle sig-nificantly more,” she said. “We’ve made a lot of conces-sions, but they’re not willing to pay us what we think isreasonable and what they’re paying other providers.“It’s not fair they’re doing this to us,” James said. “Wedon’t think they’ve been willing to work with us.”UNC gave Aetna notice of contract termination in180 days last summer, then extended it until February,Cherniak said.They followed up with a contract proposal withunreasonable cost increases in the double digit per-centages, he said.James said UNC Hospitals is encouraging patientscovered by Aetna to talk to the agency about continu-ation of care.“We do have procedures in place for people who havealready started a treatment at UNC and Rex,” Cherniaksaid. Rex Healthcare is a hospital in the UNC Health Caresystem. A woman who has had her prenatal appointments atUNC will be able to have her baby there, he said.James said UNC will treat patients who have already started care at their facilities on a case-by-case basis.“We obviously want less people affected by this,” Jamessaid.In the last year, Aetna has paid out 8,400 claims forclients treated at UNC and Rex, Cherniak said.But the number of patients actually treated there isprobably a lot smaller, because each individual patientlikely filed more than one claim, he said. Aetna has about 300,000 patients statewide, Cherniaksaid. The two main in-network providers are DukeHospitals and WakeMed Health and Hospitals. At this point, Aetna is proceeding with the assumptionthe termination will be final in February, Cherniak said.They are sending notices of termination to businesses,physicians and other customers.
 Contact the State & National Editor at state@dailytarheel.com.
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The above map shows the percentage of pregnancies that end inabortion for female residents aged 15-44 for each county in 2009. Below are the fivecounties in North Carolina where the highest number of those abortions are performed.
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 A black 2008 Land Rovercaught on fire at 1:19 a.m. Thursday at 1300 Drew Hill Lane, accordingto Chapel Hill police reports.
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Someone threw paint ona burgundy 2002 Jaguar XK8 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:41 p.m. Wednesday at 1302 WildwoodDrive, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.
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Someone spray-paintedgraffiti on a bathroom stall doorat University Mall at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday at 201 S. Estes Drive,according to Chapel Hill policereports.Damage to the door was valuedat $40, reports state.
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Four air conditioning units worth $40,000 were stolen from behind several buildings onProvidence Road between 12:23p.m. and 12:56 p.m. Wednesday,according to Chapel Hill policereports.
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Someone stole a blue 2001Dodge Intrepid worth $6,500 between 10 p.m. Monday andnoon Tuesday from 1748 FordhamBlvd., according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.
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 A man was behaving suspi-ciously in a neighborhood at 7:35a.m. Wednesday at Little JohnRoad, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.
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aetre tited “vioee Preetio:Reer ito tio d te proo-tio o  pee tre i fe.”i eie  Roerto lerd.
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1 p.. to 2 p..
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8 p.. to 9 p..
loation:
Ope Ee ce, 101 s.greeoro st., crroro
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9 p..
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O-tie oin:
lo oire ce creek coer i deopied   ie tri d,d et der i peror Iride, tp d ore oi.
Tie:
8 p..
loation:
Te artceter, 300 E.mi st., crroro
Art etre:
me ide Iearer i di “ceoptr dte Et,” oe o akd’ oto piti.
Tie:
2 p..
loation:
akd art me
baroqe onert:
lo ierperor broqe i op-ied  reorder, ooe, ioi, eod rpiord.
Tie:
3 p..
loation:
hore wii hoe,610 E. Roer st.
Piano onert:
lite to diti-ied i piit mitkouid, ko  te i priet-e o mozrt, peror i beetoe, s d copi.liited tiket re ie.
Tie:
8 p..
loation:
meori h
coMMUNiTY cAleNDAr
ToDAYSATUrDAY
To ke  ledr uiio,e-il ledr@dilytreel.o.Evet will e pulied i teewpper o eiter te dy or tedy eore tey tke ple.suiio ut e et i yoo te preedig pulitio dte.
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friday, january 21, 2011
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The Daily Tar Heel
Campus Briefs
Cntvesa a set tspea f 2011 We ectue
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, theleader behind an effort to buildan interfaith center — the so-called “9/11 Mosque” — has beenannounced as the speaker for the2011 Weil Lecture on AmericanCitizenship.The talk is scheduled for March16 and will take place at 7:30 p.m.in Hill Hall. It is free to the pub-lic. Tickets will become availableat Memorial Hall for UNC faculty and students beginning Feb. 28. Abdul Rauf is the creator of theCordoba Movement, which seeksto create understanding betweendifferent faiths and cultures.
Facut seceta hnewth Genea Aun awa
UNC Secretary of Faculty Joseph Ferrell was honored Jan.14, with the General Alumni Association’s 2011 Faculty Service Award.The award honors faculty mem- bers for outstanding service to theUniversity or association.Ferrell, who is also a professorof public law and government atUNC, has been the secretary of faculty since 1996.He joined the faculty in 1964,and he has been on the committeeon University government since1974.The Elizabeth City nativereceived a bachelor’s and a lawdegree from UNC before earning alaw degree from Yale University.
Auctn t beneft ba,w awa entn n nve
The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation launched an onlineauction that will allow the highest bidder to see their name in ClydeEdgerton’s upcoming novel, “TheNight Train.”The foundation launched theauction Friday and will take bidsthrough Jan. 30, 2011.The auction is the first of a seriesof auctions the foundation will holdin 2011 and 2012. The auctions arefor Chapel Hill experiences, andproceeds will benefit the ChapelHill Public Library and supportthe foundation’s work.Edgerton, whose novel is a com-ing-of-age story that will be pub-lished July 2011, stipulates that hemust meet with the winner of theauction Visit www.chplfoundation.org/auction for more information onthe series or to place a bid.
UNC tea aes fnas fxTAX accuntng cntest
One UNC team will advanceto the finals of the national xTAXfinals competition, which willtake place in Washington, D.C. onJanuary 27-28.The finals are part of PcW US’ninth annual xTREME tax casecompetition. Undergraduatescompete in the games by develop-ing and presenting solutions to real world tax and accounting issues.UNC’s five team members willeach receive $10,000, and theirfaculty advisor will receive $5,000for making finals.Events for the game were heldon 84 campuses nationwide, and4,500 people participated. Tencollege teams made the finals —five for the xTAX competition andfive for the xACT accounting com-petition.UNC will compete against teamsfrom Brigham Young University,Bryant University, the University of California Berkeley, and theUniversity of Houston.
CiTy Briefs
Weave Steet pject bannunceents eae
 After originally planning toannounce bids for the WeaverStreet Reconstruction ProjectThursday at 2 p.m., the CarrboroPublic Works Department hasdelayed the announcement untilTuesday at 2 p.m.Public Works Director GeorgeSeiz said the department deferredthe announcement due to last min-ute changes to the plans.“This delay will give developerstime to adjust their bids appropri-ately,” he said.
CHCCS Ba f Eucatnagnes ea new eae
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education heardthe results of a district wide survey on the characteristics of its idealsuperintendent as part of its regu-lar meeting Thursday night.The board praised the district forits high response rate to the survey, which indicated that stakeholders want a leader capable of makinghard decisions in a fiscal year likely to be full of difficult financial deci-sions and program cuts.
See dailytarheel.com for more.
-From staff and wire reports
 ASG participation challenged
 
Lee’s websteesct 
Online signingmay not be legal
“If UNC withdraws, it will lookirresponsible on our part. But it will look great if the students shut it down.” 
dAkoTA WilliAmS,
 
asg senior vice president
By JEN SErdETCHNAiA
assistant state & national editor
 Another petition is floatingaround campus.Members of UNC CollegeRepublicans are collecting signa-tures to get a referendum regard-ing the University’s participationin the UNC Association of StudentGovernments on the general elec-tion ballot on Feb. 8.The association consists of stu-dent delegates from all 17 of theUniversity system’s institutionsand is funded by $1 in student feesevery year.The University’s participationin the association has faced criti-cism in recent years and now theCollege Republicans are workingtoward gaining more than 2,900signatures by Feb. 2 to get the ref-erendum on the ballot.“We never had a vote about whether we should join this,”said UNC College RepublicansChairman, Anthony Dent. “If you’refor ASG or against ASG, we shouldhave a vote.”The College Republicans havecollected 500 signatures since they started petitioning Wednesday.“We just want democracy on thisissue,” Dent said.But it is ultimately up to theUNC-system Board of Governorsto approve a student fee, saidthe association’s President AtulBhula.“A student referendum is not binding per se,” he said.“Representatives of ASG gener-ally pay their own travel and hotel,”Bhula said.But without the fee to help alle- viate expenses of the representa-tives, ASG might become a very elitist group just for students whocan afford being a part of it, hesaid.Bhula said it’s fair to ask studentsto put $1 toward ASG when they are already putting so much money toward other campus groups.He said ASG saves studentsmillions.“We make sure our representa-tives understand how students arehurting,” Bhula said. “The returnon investment with ASG is muchgreater than anything else.”Dakota Williams, UNC stu-dent and ASG senior vice presi-dent, said he is not opposed to the vote, but like Bhula, he is unsure whether a student vote actually has the authority to remove astudent fee.“I don’t know if we as a student body have the power to do this,” Williams said.“The fee itself was implement-ed by the Board of Governors ina democratic process, but not adirect one,” he said.He also said no one from theUNC College Republicans spokeon the issue with either him orBhula.“I will be impressed if they get3,000 votes,” he said.“If UNC withdraws, it will lookirresponsible on our part,” Williamssaid. “But it will look great if thestudents shut it down.”The six student body presidentcandidates had varying reactions tothe petition and plans as to how toaddress ASG if they are elected.
Contact the State and National  Editor at state@dailytarheel.com.
By dEBorAH STrANGE
staff Writer
Campaigning for student body president might never be the same.Ian Lee, student body secretary and candidate for student body president, launched Thursday anonline method for collecting sig-natures for his campaignBut the method has not beendeclared legal by the Board of Elections, and it has drawn com-plaints from other candidates.Lee launched the web site atabout 3 p.m. Thursday. It requiresusers to give their Onyen andpassword in order to provide anelectronic signature. Candidatesfor student body president arerequired to collect 1,250 signaturesto be placed on the ballot.Lee said he thinks it is only logi-cal for the signature gathering pro-cess to move to the Internet.“We think it’s something that’sso much easier for students to showtheir support,” he said.Rick Ingram, another candidatedisagrees, saying he thinks Lee’suse of technology is a method of evading election law.“I think it’s an attempt to under-mine the process of becoming astudent body president candidate,he said.But Lee said he is confident the board will decide to declare the sig-natures collected online valid.“The Code doesn’t say anythingabout prohibiting them,” he said. Andrew Phillips, chairman of theBoard of Elections, said he wantsto give candidates as much creativelicense as legally possible whilemaintaining a level playing field.“The board values the rights of candidates to use their creative pow-ers to campaign in whatever waysare legally sanctioned by the StudentCode,” Phillips said. “Issues of fairplay and fair treatment of candidatesare the board’s top concerns.”He added the board will holda hearing on the legality of onlinesignature gathering “sooner ratherthan later.”Brooklyn Stephens, a candidate,said students might respond nega-tively to an online signature form.“It would be easy to blow off asurvey online,” she said. “It wouldn’tappeal to me if I didn’t know himpersonally.”Mary Cooper, another candidate,said she will leave any decisions tothe board.“I trust the board to understandthe rules completely,” she said.Joey Guy and Dylan Gilroy arealso candidates. While initially worried about thesecurity of Lee’s site, Phillips saidhe is reassured by the fact thatusers need an Onyen. The web siteuses the same technology used forstudent voting, Lee said.Ingram complained to the board in the fall Lee was illegally campaigning. Ingram argued theStudent Code prohibits the student body secretary from campaigningfor student body president.The board eventually droppedthe investigation.
Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.
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In-state vs. out-of-state residency at UNC
In fall 2010, in-state undergraduates at UNC had the highest number ofresidencies out of all groups. When looking at all groups, in-state students hadapproximately three times the number of residencies as out-of-state students.
SOURCE: UNC OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENTDTH/RYAN KURTZMAN
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21,9527,438
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“The new laws werenot in the statemanual, but theyhad already beenincorporated.” 
roBErTA kElly,
 
associateuniversity registrar
By CHriSTiNA AUSTiN
staff Writer
Students officially have less timeto appeal for in-state residency —and may find residency harder toprove — thanks to an updated stateresidency manual.Previously, students billed asout-of-state were given the entiresemester to appeal for in-state sta-tus. Within the past few years, how-ever, they have had only 10 daysfrom when the semester started.The shortened period was inpractice but was not in the stateresidency manual until August, when it became state law.“The new laws were not in thestate manual, but they had already  been incorporated,” said RobertaKelly, associate university regis-trar.The change was made so thatthe state budget can be organizedand allocated earlier in the year because tuition dues are a majorcontributor to the budget.Chris Derickson, University reg-istrar, said that the earlier deadline will definitely impact students by cutting their appeal time.“This change does impact stu-dents a lot,” he said. All students must state their res-idency status when initially apply-ing to the University or to a pro-gram within the school. Eighty-onepercent of enrolled undergraduatesin fall 2010 were residents.Students accepted as residentspay an in-state tuition, while thosenot accepted pay a higher out-of-state tuition. Although the change may causemore students to pay out-of-statetuition, Derickson said it is meantto make the system more efficient,not to generate revenue.Officials also said students willhave the same academic experience whether or not they are residents. Ashley Memory, senior assistantdirector of undergraduate admis-sions, said that while in-state stu-dents receive preference in admis-sions, accepted students are treatedthe same regardless of residency.She added that residency deter-mination is a very individual pro-cess and that two individuals withsimilar situations may be judgeddifferently.North Carolina does not havea set checklist of criteria to auto-matically make a student eligiblefor in-state residency and tuition,Kelly said.Proving permanent residency fora year or sharing a home address with parents or guardians in thestate does help a student’s case,she added.Though the process isn’t stan-dardized, Derickson hopes to makeit simpler.“I want to bring a sense of clar-ity and consistency to the process,”he said.He plans to do this with fre-quent training sessions, which he began just a few months ago, and by meeting regularly with those who determine residency. He also wants to communicate effectively  with the campus community.Derickson wants local rules forresidency drafted to extend beyondthe state’s rules and help make theprocess consistent.
Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.
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PuLLinG iT TOGETHEr
dth/katie barnes
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By rylAN millEr
staff Writer
Celina Chapin knows Rome wasn’t builtin a day.But as director of “The Trojan Women,” atragic Euripides play that expresses femalesuffering during war, she proves it only takesabout two weeks to recreate ancient Greeceon stage.Production began during exams inDecember but winter break, conflictingclass schedules and illnesses led to severallast-minute changes in “The Trojan Women”performance.“I went into this project wanting to con-trol everything, but at this point I just real-ize that you can’t,” Chapin, a junior, said. “Istarted to accept the challenges because alittle bit of resistance forces you to be morecreative.”Chapin said she wanted to put togethera performance before she leaves UNC inFebruary to study in Prague. She chose “TheTrojan Women” for its strong female roles.Seema Shukla, 23, who plays Hecuba,said she found emotional parallels betweenthe women of ancient Greece and modern victims of war.“I’ve been relating to the play much morethan I thought I would,” Shukla said. “Yousee the desperation and helplessness thatone can feel in these matters.”Though traditionally performed with achorus to provide continuity, “The Trojan Women” lost those actors to cases of the fluand changing class schedules.Juniors Ellis Driver and Johnny Reisteamed up to create shadow puppets toreplace the chorus.“The process has been stressful but stilldefinitely fun,” Driver said. “We’ve put in 10hours to making them, and it’s all been inthe past few days.”Lucius Robinson, who graduated inDecember, had to step in to play the role of Menelaus on the last day of preparation.“It’s my first day,” he said at the Wednesday rehearsal, two days before the play’s pre-
‘The To Wome’ to epct w s≠eg
SEE “THE TroJAN WomEN”
Time:
7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, 2 p.mSunday
Location:
Bingham Hall Blackbox
Tickets:
Admission is free, but limited
miere.Chapin said Robinson was able to pick upthe script and memorize lines quickly.“I went from feeling like I couldn’t do thisplay anymore to having it almost completedin a day,” she said.The play sticks closely to the original version and premieres in Bingham Hall’sBlackbox, where the black walls and smallstage create minimal scenery. Chapin saidshe hopes the audience focuses on the actors’channeling of women enslaved during war.Though stressful, the group has enjoyedovercoming its difficult timeline.“I’m definitely showing up at the dressrehearsal with a bag of Emergen-C and mak-ing everyone drink it,” Chapin said.
Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.

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