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The Daily Tar Heel for February 4, 2011

The Daily Tar Heel for February 4, 2011

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The Daily Tar Heel
 Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
friday, february 4, 2011 VOLuMe 118, iSSue 146
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dth file/lauren mccay
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by victoria stilwell
city editOr
The re-opening of the RamsheadRathskeller will be pushed back atleast eight months from its origi-nal date after the project ownerexperienced complications withher construction budget.Diane Fountain, the Wilmingtonresident overseeing the Rat’s return,said determining construction andrenovation costs for the space tooklonger than she anticipated, andthe Rathskeller will likely not openuntil after the summer.“I didn’t anticipate it taking thislong,” she said. “I really want it, butclearly it’s a lot more complicatedthan our overzealousness took intoaccount.”Fountain approached The Daily Tar Heel in August and said sheexpected the Rathskeller to open by the end of 2010. In November shesaid was forced to push back the dateto January after more complications with the construction budget.Fountain is no stranger tostruggle. In addition to at least five business ventures that have beenadministratively dissolved by theN.C. Department of the Secretary of State, she has been involvedin at least 14 civil disputes in which plaintiffs claimed she owedmoney.Fountain, however, said all legalissues are in her past, and she andher team are dedicated to re-open-ing the Rat despite the setbacksthe project has faced.“I apologize,” she said. “I was asexcited as everybody else.”
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Fountain said the Rathskellercould open as soon as August, andshe expects demolition to start within the month.She said she originally asked Apex-based Concordia BuildingCompany to lead the buildingeffort in the fall. Since then, shesaid she has engaged Wakefield Associates, a commercial realestate development company, tooversee construction.“We’ve had to go back and forthon construction,” she said. “ Do you
by lauren ratcliffe
staff writer
 With more students placing out of entry-levelEnglish courses, the University is looking to restruc-ture a bedrock of its general requirements: 101 and102 classes.Bobbi Owen, senior associate dean for undergrad-uate education, said the University is considering aplan that would require all students to take at leastone writing course, without the ability to place out.The change comes in response to faculty concernsabout the quality of student writing, even for stu-dents who place out of the introductory courses.“Faculty find that (students) may not be able to dothe writing required of them,” Owen said.Under the current system, students may place outof one or both introductory English courses withtest scores or prior credit. Since 1996, enrollment inEnglish 101 has grown 18 percent as total freshmanenrollment rose 20.8 percent during that time.The proposal comes at a time when the University,eyeing a $3.7 billion state budget shortfall and immi-nent cuts, looks to preserve instructional quality andimprove efficiency. But if classes were to be cut, offi-cials said electives would be the first to go.“It’s the electives, the enrichment courses where Ithink we will see more cuts,” Owen said.Beverly Taylor, chairwoman of the English depart-ment, said course enrollment numbers in English 101and 102 are slightly lower than the overall class growth because an increasing number of students place out.In 2009-10, 2,397 students, or 60.5 percent of the freshman class, were exempted from 101 by testscores or academic credit. That same year 1,159 stu-dents, or about 29 percent of the class, tested out of  both required English courses.Taylor said she thinks it is important that all stu-dents receive instruction in writing, and that the newidea would accomplish that. But she admits the idea isstill in its early phases and won’t begin next year. All students are also required to fulfill a quantita-tive requirement, or math course, which they can doin a number of ways.Compared with entry-level English courses,enrollment in MATH 110, which serves as a prereq-
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by lyle kendrick
seniOr writer
 As further state budget cutsloom over the University, student body president candidates arepreparing for the inevitable.The candidates all have theirsights on softening potentialtuition hikes and examining stu-dent fees so students get the mostof what they are paying for.Student Body President HoganMedlin and University officialssaid the idealstudent body president would be, above all else, well-informed,allowing themto better relateto legislators and administrators.
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Medlin said the best way for thestudent body president to approachtuition is to create a continuingdialogue with state legislators toexpress the concerns of students.“It’s not like you’re talking to a brick wall,” he said.Candidate Rick Ingram said working in the General Assembly last summer taught him how tospeak with legislators.Candidate Mary Cooper saidshe plans to use a group of stu-dents to target specific legislatorsto make lobbying more effective.Medlin said legislators respondparticularly well to specific exam-ples of the impact of budget cutsand tuition hikes on students.“If we’re not there, they don’thear the stories of students,” hesaid.Bruce Carney, executive vicechancellor and provost, saidMedlin’s voice was a significantreason revenue from tuition hikeslast year remained on campus.Candidate Ian Lee said he plansto approach tuition by pushing fora cost-based tuition system that would charge students for the costof an individual education.He said the plan would create a wish list of goals, such as smallerclasses and better advising.The student body president isthe lone student representative onthe Board of Trustees.Carney said it is important tohave a student perspective on the board because the conversationsseek to strike a balance betweenkeeping the University affordableand maintaining academic quality.“They collide when it comes totuition sometimes,” he said.
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The candidates have expressedan interest in making student feesmore efficient, more transparent,and, if possible, cheaper.Cooper and Ingram said they 
campaign issues: tuition
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Kenan-Flagler Business School falls in global rankings
The Financial Times has ranked the Kenan-Flagler Business School number 62 in its Global MBA Rankings for2011, a 16 point drop from 2010. UNC’s ranking peaked in 2004 and 2005, but has been declining ever since.
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peak rank of 17 in2004 and 20052011 rank of 62
by claire Mcneill
staff writer
The Kenan-Flagler BusinessSchool plummeted in this year’sFinancial Times Global Master of Business Administration rankings,dropping 16 spots, from 46 to 62.It was a plunge that surprisedleaders at the business school asthey tried to determine the reasonfor the drop.“These kind of wild swings inranking are very hard to under-stand when we haven’t reduced thequality of anything,” said Jim Dean,dean of the business school.Dean said he was worried by theranking, but would have been con-cerned even if the school’s rankingclimbed 20 slots.“Universities just don’t changethat dramatically,” Dean said. Allison Adams, media relationsdirector at the school, said she hasobserved the Financial Times rank-ings since they began in 1999. Shesaid she has never seen such a severefluctuation in the school’s rank.The schools are judged based onthree criteria: alumni salaries andcareer development, the diver-sity and international reach of theschool and the research capabili-ties of each school, Adams said.John Byrne, executive editorat BusinessWeek, said at least 40schools had double-digit increasesor decreases in their ranks in 2011.“One of the problems with theFinancial Times methodology isthat it really doesn’t measure thequality of the business school,”Byrne said, adding that countriesin good economic locations expe-rience the biggest payoffs, giventhe influence of alumni salary onrankings.The salary component makesup 40 percent of the ranking, giv-ing some international schools anadvantage.“A $40,000 salary in India trans-fers to $200,000 here,” said SridharBalasubramanian, associate dean of the MBA program at UNC.Byrne said the rating doesnot accurately represent theUniversity’s business school.“Sixty-two is a complete and totalanomaly,” Byrne said. “There’s nocredibility whatsoever. No one can
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raise $2 million or do you raise $1million?”“That’s been the holdup. We’reall in agreement as to what we’redoing and what those numbersneed to be.”Representatives from both firmsdeclined to comment on construc-tion progress.Fountain said renovations to theRathskeller, located below FranklinStreet across from Bandido’sMexican Cafe, include raising theceiling and upgrading plumbingand electricity systems, in additionto outfitting the kitchen and bar.Fountain said the project’stotal construction budget is now$541,000. She said she also plansto raise money for reserves.“Sometimes you don’t know what you’re going to find when youget in there,” Fountain said. “It’s a bear, an absolute bear.”
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Fountain is listed as the regis-tered agent for 10 different enti-ties — most based in Wilmington— that have submitted creation fil-ings to the secretary of state.Five of those organizations wereadministratively dissolved by thestate after the enterprises failed to
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Saturday’s weatherToday’s weather
 this day in black  history 
feb. 4, 2007
ae  em eee eco Be, ipoco o toy dybeome e f b oo  e spe Bo.
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rick wins west
r im o-ee ompeo oe boy pee Bounce’ w, wwe-emee om.
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balancinG act
Oe e ’ eoo o o kjpe, o peom  e   membe o unc’ym em.
Hopefuls on tuition
i e pom, e e boypee e voe vey o ee ppoe o pe-ve ee  o  ee.
mary cooper,
 o onv, t., o o co avoco x-v o o- .
Rk ingra,
 oo av, o   bo op  “ ”o o ov- b co cov.
ian Lee,
 oo c, o     o ox  o o   o.
 o o wfo,  o  po o o o  o.
friday, february 4, 2011
Police log
 A white male suspect toucheda white female on her rear end between 1:15 p.m. and 1:25 p.m. Wednesday at 128 E. Franklin St.,according to Chapel Hill policereports.
Someone knocked a mailboxoff its post between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 8:41 a.m. Wednesday at 2133N. Lakeshore Drive, according toChapel Hill police reports.
Someone was found unrespon-sive in a hotel room at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday at 1001 S. HamiltonRoad, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.
Someone concealed a fire-arm in his or her vehicle between11:55 p.m. Tuesday and 12:14 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of N.C. 54 and Merritt Mill Road,according to Chapel Hill policereports.
Someone attempted to kick ina door between 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and 6:57 p.m. Wednesday at 115Sonoma Way, according to ChapelHill police reports.Damage to the property was val-ued at $100, reports state.
Someone stole a wallet between 12:50 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. Wednesday at the Southern VillagePark and Ride Lot, according toChapel Hill police reports.
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Maryland police arrested a manafter finding his cell phone at the scene of a burglary.The burglar jumped out a window and fledthe house he was robbing when the homeown-er’s son arrived.The son found the phone charging, allow-ing police to link it to the burglar. The man has been charged in other burglaries.
“That’s not careless smoking.That’s stupid smoking.— Paul Corah of the Portland PoliceDepartment, after firefighters learned the causeof a house fire Wednesday morning.The tenants had been flicking ashes andcigarettes into a hole in the floor, investigatorssaid.The fire caused $30,000 in damage.
ootball fans unsure of precisely when to support their teams will be out of luck, as this Sunday’s Super Bowl will be the first in 43 years to not featurecheerleaders.The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, who will play for theNFL title this weekend, are two of six football teams who manage to play withoutscantily clad inspiration squads of their own.How the lack of navels and organized dance routines will affect the quality of play remains unclear. Brief transitions from commercial break could also be in jeopardy,sources said. A Super Bowl hasn’t gone cheerleader-less since 1968.
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Rizzo coeree ceter
Fiain esson:
ler te rto iki ro K ajri,oe i i e reeed t teo edtio eter ter tod.
10 .. to 1 p..
hoe uderrdtelirr, Roo 205
Fi festiva:
atted te irt eerbe sk fi feti d tidepedet i ro  riet o ere.
3:30 p.. frid to sd
li Tetre, 620mrket street
mirofranhisin pane:
Peiti di te ie ode o irorii d o it  e-ite poert.
5:30 p..
fedEx go Edtioceter ditori
deoration da:
ler ot tesoter appi trditio o eeter deortio,  expied okorit a Jor d po-torper Kre sier Jor.Preeded   reeptio t 5 p..
5:45 p.. to 6:45 p..
wio lirr
garen wa:
Tke  ided ktro te rde dip t teoti rde.
10 ..
n.c. boti grde,100 Od mo fr Rod.
Voea ini:
Tke or kidto p it unc’ rit oete, ooed   torpeio.
10 .. to oo
R hed Reretioceter
bo mare irtha onert:
ceerte bo mre’ irtd ti  riet o ree rtitp trite to te Ji eed.
8:30 p..
ct’ crde, 300 E. mist., crroro
Art exhiition openin:
TePreertio soiet o cpe hii od  reeptio or te opeio te ce mrr rt exiitio.
2 p.. to 4 p..
hore wii hoe,610 Roer st.
Aosti onert:
htoreheit i p  oti o.
7 p..
lo 506, 506 w.frki st.
chaer onert:
mii iperor r d er io te eo, ioi, io d ,rpiord d kt.
7:30 p..
Pero Reit h
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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The Daily Tar Heel
Council to outline city goals
Gksgt nw sstm l
bachenheimer to replace fry 
Govern with quality, responsiveness and efficiency Champion downtownFocus on economic development, land use and transportation for a balanced and sustainable futureMaintain and improve community facilities and servicesSet course for a sustainable financial futurePlan ahead for Carolina North
Town of Chapel Hill report card
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
Staff writer
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.
eoom dvlom ls
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.
140 Ws Fl bg
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.
Lb so ssd
The space-constrained ChapelHill Public Library will either move
By HaLey SkLut
Staff writer
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.”
Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.
ps K f.
Pp Pls to pom lst show n Ct
See BrOaDWay MeLODieS
8 p.m. today through Tuesday
Student Union Cabaret
“You are going to leave with a song in your heart just feeling good, and I think that’swhat this place, and Pauper, is all about.” 
aLex kOceja,
writer and director, “a very tarantino muSical”
By carSOn BLackWeLDer
Staff writer
“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.
Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.
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THe raCe’S LiGHTer Side
dth/Katie Sweeney
rk i (), s b ps , pss  Jk “J” m ()  ax h    n    Bunc f,  s  “w, w, ws.” t ps z s i   p .
By jOrDan H. WaLker
Staff writer
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.
bouNC noss ingm
dth/Katie Sweeney
S b ps s i l, m cp Bk Sps   Bunc f  ts .See
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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.
Campus Briefs
V chllo fo rshflss  md
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.
igm dosd b BSM foSBp, L dosd b rHa
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.
unc  b off s ow mo fo Bld--Blo
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.
unc md os om SxSW iv awds
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.
CiTy Briefs
tow wll ovd shlsv fo bsbll gm
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.
-From staff and wire reports

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