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The Daily Tar Heel
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The following goals were made by the Chapel HillTown Council on June 21, 2010. The DTH looked atefforts to accomplish each of the goals and awardedeither a check-plus, check or check-minus.
By Brian Fanney
The Chapel Hill Town Council will begin its annual retreat tonightto create a plan for the next year inthe face of looming budget cuts.Council members will use theretreat to outline goals for the yearand see which ones they can meet.The council must considerpotential budget cuts after aRepublican majority gained con-trol of the N.C. General Assembly for the first time since 1898.“They’re getting fiscally conserva-tive to the point of being dangerous,”council member Ed Harrison said.“We have a real concern about whatthe state legislature will do aboutmonies for local governments.”But during the past year thecouncil supported projects thataimed to revitalize Chapel Hill.
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Council members sponsored thecreation of a downtown masterplan that aims to improve growthand character in the area.“It’s a pretty comprehensive planto guide development in the next10 years,” Economic DevelopmentOfficer Dwight Bassett said. Thefirst draft of the plan was presentedto the council in October 2009The plan lays the frameworkfor infrastructure improvements,including more parking, a transitcenter and shorter block lengths.The town’s economic develop-ment department is also workingon a plan to improve the EphesusChurch–Fordham area by encour-aging investment and improvingarea public transportation.
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On Jan. 5, construction start-ed for the $75 million 140 WestFranklin complex.“The idea is to put 24 hours of activity on that block,” Harrisonsaid.The mixed-use building will addmore than 28,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, 140 con-dominium units and 337 parkingspaces to Franklin Street.“It will act as a bridge betweenEast and West Franklin,” Bassettsaid.
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UNC graduate assistant AaronBachenheimer has been tapped toreplace Kayte Fry on an interim basis as coordinator of fraternity and sorority life.In Bachenheimer, JonathanSauls, interim associate dean of students, selected a candidate with prior experience overseeingthe Greek system at AppalachianState University.Bachenheimer has worked in theCarolina Leadership DevelopmentOffice and in UNC’s Dean of Students Office while workingtoward his doctorate in higher edu-cation administration at N.C. StateUniversity.Fry will leave the University onFeb. 16 after more than two yearsas assistant director of the Officeof Fraternity and Sorority Life. Shehad recently taken over the duties of Jenny Levering, who was the office’sdirector until she left in October fora similar role atMiami University in Ohio.Fry said she isrelocating for herhusband’s job.“I am extreme-ly excited aboutthis next phaseof my life,” Fry said. “However, Ihave thoroughly enjoyed my timeat Carolina andam grateful forthe professional experiences thathave been provided to me and therelationships I have made with stu-dents.”The decisions by Levering and Fry coincided with a University reviewof the Greek system. In his new role,Bachenheimer will provide inputinto the University’s efforts withthe Board of Trustees to reform theGreek system, and he said he is excit-ed for the opportunity.“I am excited to be here because I really enjoy working with students, whether they’re infraternities or sororities or otherorganizations,” he said.He has a background working with fraternities and sororities, but noted there could be somedifficulties ahead.“I’m definitely excited,” he said.“And there are certainly challengesinvolved.”Bachenheimer said he is goingto work through the semester andthe summer, and he might also beinterested in applying for a per-manent position after the Boardof Trustees finishes restructuringthe office.“I certainly could be an appli-cant for a full-time position,”Bachenheimer said. “I’ll have todecide based on what the Board of Trustees decides on the structure.”Sauls said the structure should be set in a few weeks, after whichcandidates may apply, adding thatthe office already provides pro-gramming, assistance to chapters,day-to-day advising and leadershipdevelopment.Bachenheimer said he will finishhis doctorate this semester, so he will be looking for opportunities, whether at UNC or elsewhere.“I am not going to be ableto replace Kayte,” he said. “My intention is to bring what I haveto the table and help students in whatever way I can.”
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“Broadway Melodies 2011” willmark the end of an era.Pauper Players, who have per-formed in the Union Cabaretsince the closure of the HistoricPlaymakers Theatre in 2006, will say goodbye to the uncon- ventional space at the end of theproduction.The upcoming annual“Broadway Melodies” show, which will be the last in the Cabaret, willfeature a trio of well-known sets:Mean Girls, Glee and the films of Quentin Tarantino.“‘Broadway Melodies’ is satiri-cal,” said senior Olivia Myrick, whoco-wrote and co-directed “MeanGirls: The Musical.”“Basically, we create things to bea mockery of what already exists.”Each show was chosen becauseof its influence on culture — andthe writer’s ability to put it tomusic.“(Glee) already uses songs andmakes them fit what’s going on ineach episode, and that’s what wedo,” said Nick Culp, UNC alum anddirector of “Glee: the Musical.”“We take songs and make themfit into a plot.”Though Pauper has struggled with the constraints of the cabaretin the past, its members said they will miss it.“We have grown really attachedto the place, it’s very much ourhome,” said senior Elissa Rumer,the producer of “Broadway Melodies.” Aside from being a place to callhome, the Union has providedPauper with support.“We have loved working with theUnion staff and having our specialspot,” Myrick said.Many members are embracingthe proposed Union renovations, which would provide them witha more functional performance venue.“We deserve a space where we canput on better shows,” Culp said.The proposed cabaret renova-tions will provide a stage, dress-ing room and better flooring — allof which the current space sorely lacks.“The people before us have paidtheir fees to allow us to have thespaces that we do have and we would be more than willing to putforth the money for something thatis going to benefit future genera-tions,” Myrick said. Alex Koceja, writer and direc-tor of “A Very Tarantino Musical”— which explores the films of Tarantino in a more humorous,musical way — said that “Broadway Melodies” is a great way to go out.“You are going to leave witha song in your heart just feelinggood, and I think that’s what thisplace, and Pauper, is all about,” hesaid.
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For weeks, the candidates for student body president havetraded an onslaught of complaints in what has become oneof the most litigious campaigns in recent memory.On Thursday, they took a break, trading jokes instead.Continuing a tradition of provocative humor, antics andputting student body presidential candidates in awkward posi-tions, BoUNCe Magazine put a humorous spin on the politicaldebate.To start the forum, Jay Morgan, an associate editor for themagazine, stood before the crowd in semi-traditional Native American attire and made an announcement.“Knowledge of cultural affairs is important for student body president candidates. Pay special attention to the follow-ing trailer — especially the cinematic technique,” he said.Two projection screens in front of the lecture hall beganto play scenes of Will Smith twirling revolvers and hoppingfrom trains, followed by a clip of a giant mechanized spider,introducing the night’s theme: The Wild West.“Was the name of the film Wild Wild East, North, Southor West?” Morgan asked candidate Ian Lee.Lee sat muted, pondering the question and said, “West?”“Seven points for Ian!” Alex Hunt, the managing editor, asked the next question.
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Due to an editing error, Wednesday’s page 3 story “Performance group’s play exploressterility” incorrectly stated the timeof today’s performance of “Sterilize.”The performance will be at 8 p.m.The Daily Tar Heel apologizesfor the error.
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The three finalists for the posi-tion of Vice Chancellor for Research were announced Thursday night.The position is expected to be filled by this summer.The finalists are Kimberly Espy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, David Lee of the University of Georgia, and Barbara Entwisleof UNC. All three candidates will takepart in individual forums.Espy, the Associate ViceChancellor for Research atNebraska, will come to campusFeb. 10 from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. inStudent Union room 3413.Lee, the Vice President forResearch at Georgia, will come tocampus Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 4:45p.m. in the Hitchcock Room of theSonja Haynes Stone Center.Entwisle, who currently holdsthe position on an interim basis, will hold her forum on Feb. 22from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in thePleasants Family Assembly Roomof Wilson Library.
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The Black Student Movementendorsed Rick Ingram for student body president Wednesday night.The board of governors of theResidence Hall Association voted toendorse Ian Lee on Thursday night.The members of BSM also votedto endorse Mohammad Saad andDean Drescher for senior classpresident.
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UNC students can buy UNC cof-fee cups at local Kangaroo Expresslocations to win $20,000 towardcharity in the company’s Battle forBean Street competition.The store is selling coffee cups with the UNC, N.C. State and DukeUniversity logos on them. Whicheverschool has the most of its cups sold will receive the prize money to use ina charity at their university.UNC’s chosen charity is itsBuild-a-Block project, a student-led initiative to build 10 Habitatfor Humanity houses for UNC andUNC Hospitals employee families.The houses will be built during the10 months that the 2010-11 school year is in session.If N.C. State wins the competi-tion, the funds will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, and if Duke winsfunds will go to the Duke CancerInstitute. As of Thursday, UNC was win-ning the competition, followed by N.C. State. Duke was in third place.
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Reesenews.org and “Now What, Argentina?”, two UNC School of Journalism projects, have been cho-sen as finalists in Adobe’s SXSWInteractive awards.Five projects total will competein the category called “devotedexclusively to the student design-ers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.”Reesenews.org is an experimentaldigital news and audience researchprogram started in November andfunded by a gift to the school. It aimsto help companies create innovative ways to market themselves throughstudent-based research.“Now What, Argentina?” docu-ments life in Buenos Aires in the wake of the country’s 2001 eco-nomic collapse. It is the product of a monthlong collaboration betweenphotojournalism students fromUNC and the Pontifical CatholicUniversity of Argentina.
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Beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday,Chapel Hill Transit will provideexpress shuttle service for theUNC vs. Florida State men’s bas-ketball game at the Smith Center.The shuttle will leave from thepark and ride lots at the Friday Center, Southern Village, University Mall and Jones Ferry Road. Shuttles will also pick up passengers fromthe Carolina Coffee Shop at 138 E.Franklin St., but parking will not beprovided there.Shuttles will run every 10 to 15minutes until 45 minutes after thegame ends. Rides will cost $5 forround-trip service and $3 for one- way trips. Rides from FranklinStreet will cost $2 for one-way and$4 for round-trip service.
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