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The Daily Tar Heel for February 22, 2011

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The Daily Tar Heel
 Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
tuesday, february 22, 2011 VOLuMe 118, Issue 158
By Paula SeligSon
Staff Writer
In a particularly venomous student electionseason, it came as no surprise that some stu-dents, disenchanted by the pool of candidates,turned to their imaginations.For them, the antidote was laughter — in theform of a write-in vote. Write-in vote-getters included BrooklynStephens’ horse, “none of them are adequate”and Steve Holt, the perennial high school student body president from the Arrested Developmenttelevision series, among many others.The ability to cast a write-in vote, or write in thename of a candidate who is not already on the bal-lot, is required by the Student Code, said AndrewPhillips, chairman of the Board of Elections.“Board of Elections always likes to take alook and see what the write-in votes are,” hesaid. “They provide a little bit of humor in our vote tabulations.He cited his favorite write-in this year as a vote for “hosseni mubarak (i hear he needs anew job)” in the race to fill the District 6 seat inStudent Congress.Other write-ins included Optimus Prime, Winnie the Pooh, Batman, “end the tyranny of the undergraduates!” and “nachos” followed by 64 exclamation points.Of the 7,105 votes for student body president,about 4.3 percent were write-ins, marking a 59percent increase from last year’s 2.7 percent.“The reason may be some frustration withthe student body elections,” Phillips said, add-ing that he can’t pinpoint a specific cause.Last year’s satirical candidate Nash Keunereceived six write-in votes, and his makeshiftnarwhal castle received one.“I mean Jesus got only two votes, so I guessthat I’m three times as electable as Jesus,”Keune said. “I think (Darth) Vader got two votes, so I’m doing pretty well.”Keune said this year’s election was “ridicu-lous,” and that the main purpose of his cam-paign was to be funny and to have fun.“I wish somebody could have taken part inanother satirical campaign. There was so muchto parody this year,” he said.But Phillips said write-in votes can be a seri-
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By Megan WalSh
Senior Writer
RALEIGH — After a competi-tive 10-minute start by the NorthCarolina women’s basketball teamagainst N.C. State on Monday, theNo. 13 Tar Heels’ defense collapsedin the paint.Shot after shot in the post fol-lowed by a pair of back-to-back3-pointers quickly turned into a21-0 run by the Wolfpack (12-15,3-9 ACC) dur-ing the firsthalf, leading toan 88-72 victo-ry for unrankedN.C. State inReynolds Coliseum.“I thought we had people drivingat the right time,” N.C. State coachKellie Harper said. “I thought wekicked at the right time, we madeshots and we got to the free-throwline. That was huge — we were very aggressive. Although junior LauraBroomfield battled for a career-high18 rebounds in her double-doubleperformance, the rest of NorthCarolina’s defense was smothered by N.C. State’s offensive pressure. An exposed perimeter and wide-open jumpers gave the Wolfpackmomentum to build a 12-pointlead at the half.
By Kelly ParSonS
aSSiStant SportS editor
RALEIGH — Standing at just 5-foot-5, junior She’la White is the smallest playeron the North Carolina women’s basketballteam.But Monday night against N.C. State,she was the biggest Tar Heel at ReynoldsColiseum.In a night of miserable shooting for UNC,North Carolina fell to the Wolfpack 88-72. While the rest of the Tar Heels struggledto put points on the board, White’s career-high and team-leading 20 game points wasa highlight amidst the disappointment.“Thank goodness she was making hershots,” UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “She was about the only one that had a decentshooting percentage. And overall she’s beenshooting the ball pretty good, especially the last few games. And we need her to dothat.”Though it’s not the first time she hasposted double digits for the Tar Heels, White has been used to inconsistent scor-ing. White led the Tar Heels with 14 pointsagainst Virginia last month, but scored atotal of zero points in the next three games before posting a 12-point performanceagainst Clemson. And in typical fashion, White’s perfor-mance against N.C. State was out of the blue.She averaged just a little more than fivepoints per game coming into Monday’smatchup. Against the Wolfpack, White hada career-high five 3-pointers. White led the Tar Heels at halftime with10 points. Eager to fix her team’s shootingproblems, Hatchell knew who she neededon the court in the second half. And in the second half, White wasequally as hot, proving in a commandingfashion she deserved her spot on the floor.She played 26 minutes, which was second-most on the team behind senior point guardCetera DeGraffenreid.Scoring a pair of 3-pointers in just morethan a minute, White helped the Tar Heelsclimb back from a 12-point halftime deficitto tie the score at 52. Any UNC basket would have given theTar Heels their first lead of the second-half on the next possession.But long range shooting had workedin White’s favor all game long. So whenthe ball was put in her hands, she gave itanother go. With a chance to take the lead, White’stiny frame sprung from the floor, her toeshovering over the white arc. As the ball
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By JeSSica SeaMan
Staff Writer
N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue justreleased her state budget proposallast week and already the feasibil-ity of one its components is beingquestioned.Community colleges are con-cerned that a program proposed by Perdue could increase theirenrollment when they don’t havethe funds for it.The proposal included a Careerand College Promise program, which would allow juniors andseniors in high school who main-tain a B average to earn two years of career training or a two-year com-munity college degree free of cost.“I think it will be a challengeto handle the numbers,” saidGary Green, president of ForsythTechnical Community College.He said he is concerned aboutthe possible increase in enrollment because it would not be completely covered by the state.State funding for community colleges is based on the previous
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Write-in votes in SBP election range from Darth Vader to Hosni Mubarak
Below are the different write-in votes for student body president, scaled to their respective popularities. The most popular write-ins were Glynnis Ritter (58 votes),
Kendall Marshall (17 votes), Larry Drew II (15 votes) and Harrison Barnes (9 votes). Glynnis Ritter’s name was made smaller so other write-ins could be more easily read.
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tuesday, february 22, 2011
Police log
Someone broke into a 2004Honda CR-V between 5:30 p.m.Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at609 Gomains Ave., according toChapel Hill police reports.The person stole a GPS worth$650, a GPS stand worth $40 anda GPS charger worth $25, reportsstate.
Someone broke into a 1999Land Rover Discovery between4:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m.Saturday at 413 Cameron Court,according to Chapel Hill policereports.The person stole golf clubs worth $2,800 and a backpack worth $300, reports state.
Someone was trespassed froma homeless shelter for threateningto stab others at 6:02 p.m. Saturday at 100 W. Rosemary St., accordingto Chapel Hill police reports.
Someone was stomping thefloor with their feet at 6:42 p.m.Sunday at 1 Shepherd Lane, accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports.
 An intoxicated subject pulled astreet sign out of the ground at 2:42a.m. Monday at 403 W. Rosemary St., according to Chapel Hill policereports.
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. A man picking uphis 3-year-old grandson fromday care was given the wrongchild — and didn’t notice themistake until he got home.Both children were withthe right relatives within 30minutes.But the Cleveland day caresaid it would review its child-releasing procedures withstaff.
“My phone wentdead, my battery went dead,and I went dead.”— Henry Morello, an84-year-old man found aliveafter five days stranded in an Arizona desert.Morello could not crawl outof his car after it flipped overin a ditch Feb. 7. He drank windshield wiper fluid to stay hydrated.
keletal remains unearthed in southwestEngland suggest ancient Britons usedhuman skulls as bowls.The skulls were fashioned in such ameticulous manner that being used to hold liquid isthe only reasonable explanation, scientists said.The 14,700-year-old braincases, discovered inSomerset, were probably used as part of a ritual,they said.
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The pedestrian crossing streetsign was worth $250, reportsstate.
Multiple fights broke out between Friday and Sunday inthe downtown area, according toChapel Hill police reports. A volatile customer started afight at 4:45 a.m. Friday at TimeOut Restaurant at 133 W. FranklinSt., reports state.Someone punched a stranger inthe face after a brief argument at2:25 a.m. Friday at Martin LutherKing Jr. Boulevard, reports state.Multiple subjects fighting werereported at 2:04 a.m. Saturday at 220 W. Rosemary St., reportsstate.Someone was assaulted between4 a.m. and 4:29 a.m. Sunday at 132S. Columbia St., reports state. A fight was also reported at 2:19a.m. Sunday at 147 E. Franklin St.Deandra Jones, 25, of ChapelHill and Brittney Shavonne Alston,21, of Chapel Hill were arrestedaround 4:30 a.m. for assault and battery.Jones was also charged withsimple assault and was taken toOrange County Jail in lieu of a$250 secured bond, reports state. Alston was released on a writtenpromise to appear in court, reportsstate.
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cheoiversit ta:
ProeorJoep noe o te hord hemedi Ititte i ie  tkot eodierit d pt.
4 p..
coker h, Roo 201
Vie haneor for:
brrEtie,  iit or te poitio o ie eor or reer, i tkeprt i  ope or. Etie irret te uierit’ iteri ieeor.
4 p.. to 4:45 p..
wio lirr
civiit onversation:
a pei di te iporte o ii-it d o aeri oiet proote it dri direeet. Tetk i prt o  erie o aeriitizeip.
5 p.. to 6:30 p..
hde h, uieritRoo
Art openin reeption:
atted reeptio or te opei o rt exiitio ro te pror“bre it lie: art, artit, dmet Ie.” lie i drereet i e ided.
5:30 p.. to 7 p..
unc neroieehopit, bre it lie ger
Eatin isorer perforane:
wt  perore o eti dior-der d tke prt i  qetio der eio   prt o ntioEti Diorder aree week.
6 p.. to 8 p..
uio cret
Researh showase:
lite tdet re torie o tre dreer d er ot projette ceter or go Iititie eped d.
10 .. to 3 p..
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Entreprenership etre:
mrti seider, ie preidetd ie iortio oier orvf corportio, i ie  etreed “Etrepreerip aroborder: ger d beod.”
5:30 p.. to 7 p..
fedEx go Edtioceter, Roo 2008/2010
Enineerin ean speaer:
cerr mrr, de o hrrduierit’ oo o eieerid ppied iee, i di erreer pt ro ietit to ier-it eder.
7 p..
crro h, Roo 111
Roert Frost reains:
her n.c.boti grde Diretor Peterwite’ iterprettio o Roertfrot poe d o te reettee o eoo, eotio doertio.
7:30 p..
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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.
 A Conversation on Civil Discourse
Tuesday, February 225-6:30 p.m.
Hyde Hall University Room
Free and open to the public 
 The panel is part of a serieson American citizenship thatwill lead up to the March 16Weil Lecture on AmericanCitizenship, to be deliveredby Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
Next week:
American Citizenship SeriesA Conversation on Religious PluralismMarch 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Hyde Hall
Panel co-sponsors:
Campus YThe Three Cups of TeaCommunity DialogueUNC Student GovernmentDicult Dialogues Initiative
 Andrew Perrin,
cultural and political sociologist (UNC)
Ferrel Guillory,
 founder of the Program on Public Life (UNC)
Frank Hill,
director of the Institute for Public Trust  Moderated by Elizabeth McCain, co-president of the Campus Y 
Weil Lecture  AmericanCitizenship Series 
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Campus Briefs
Stu ss sng ns unn gtt nust
The prohibition of using creditcards to buy cigarettes online as well as bans on commercial ship-pers from delivering them hasresulted in a diminished presenceof cigarettes online, according to astudy by UNC faculty.The study, published in the journal PLoS One, found thatthese measures reduced consum-er traffic on cigarette sites andlowered the number of online vendors.The lead author of the study isKurt Ribisl, associate professor atthe Gillings School of Global PublicHealth.
Sht st uth Hmpt  h wk n Mh
Short story writer Amy Hempel will read from her work March 16in the Carroll Hall auditorium.Included in her first collection,“Reasons to Live,” is the story, “Inthe Cemetery Where Al Jolson isBuried.”Published in 1985, it has becomeone of the most extensively anthol-ogized stories of the last quartercentury.“Amy Hempel is one of a handfulof contemporary writers who has built a major reputation on shortstories alone,” said Pam Durban,Doris Betts Distinguished Professorof Creative Writing.Hempel’s “Collected Stories” was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was selected by the editors of TheNew York Times Book Review asone of the five best works of fictionin that same year.She is being brought to campus by the Morgan Writer-in-ResidenceProgram and the department of English and comparative litera-ture.
CiTy Briefs
Stunts’ psusv ssn $100 f qupmnt
Three Ephesus Elementary School students recently earnedmoney for recess equipment aftercompleting a class assignment.Becca Beechold, Naomi Nelsonand Amy Westerhoff sent theiressay that they wrote for theirunit on persuasive writing to dis-trict health coordinator Stephanie Willis. Willis gave them $100 to pur-chase the needed recess equip-ment.The students then gatheredfeedback and purchased equip-ment for their grade level.
Ntn shshp nms stunts s nts
Six Chapel Hill-CarrboroCity Schools students are candi-dates in the Presidential ScholarsProgram.These students were selectedamong 3.2 million high schoolseniors for their performance oneither the SAT or ACT.Further evaluation will be based on the students’ essays, self-assessments, description of activi-ties, school recommendations andtranscripts.In early April, 500 studentsnationwide will be selected as final-ists.In May, the U.S. Department of Education will announce one maleand female winner from each state,as well as 15 at-large students and20 from the creative and perform-ing arts.Scholars will be invited to Washington for several days inJune to accept the PresidentialScholar medallion and participatein events with elected officials.
Twn m w g sgnsf  shppng nts
Chapel Hill residents might seelarger shopping center signs inthe future, the Chapel Hill TownCouncil discussed at its meetingMonday night.Council members heard a pro-posal for a Land Use ManagementOrdinance amendment, which would allow larger ground signsat shopping complexes withover 50,000 square feet of retailspace.Sign ordinance regulations allowthe installation of signs with a max-imum overall size of 15 square feet.The proposed amendment wouldincrease the maximum to between150 to 216 square feet.The council will further discussthe amendment March 28.Council later considered therezoning application for AydanCourt, a proposed 90 multi-family residential development on a 5.8acre site off of N.C. Highway 54East.The project would consist of 1 to2 bedroom condominiums aimedat young professionals and empty nesters.
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-From staff and wire reports.
UCommons fails, not over yet 
Cuablci nx l
Cierra Hinton to take helm in fall
by KaTelyN Trela
AssistAnt Arts Editor
For Cierra Hinton, being a partof the Carolina Union ActivitiesBoard is in her blood.Officially named presidentfor the 2011-2012 school year onMonday, Hinton, a junior, said hermother first told her about CUAB.“She was involved (in CUAB)and always said wonderful thingsabout it,” she said of her mother, who graduated from UNC in 1981. When she transferred to UNCtwo years ago, Hinton knew shehad to carry on the legacy.She was appointed by StudentCongress to theUnion Boardof Directorsduring her first year at UNCand was cho-sen as chair- woman of theforum commit-tee in the fall of 2010. When she was the lonemember of hercommittee,Hinton broughtthe Little Rock Nine — vital in themovement to desegregate schools— and Rocsi Diaz— the host of BET’s “106 and Park” who strug-gled with anorexia — to discusstheir lives and achievements withstudents.Hinton, a transfer student fromN.C. Agricultural &Technical StateUniversity, said she hopes thatCUAB will help to embrace newUNC students.“Once we get to Fall Fest and all600 student organizations are outthere, it gets harder to grab stu-dents,” she said. “I want to get tostudents a little earlier.”Hinton said she wants to con-tinue to spread the CUAB name— a goal current president TylerMills and former president AdeleRicciardi have tried to achieve this year.“We sponsor so many greatevents, but not everyone knowsthat it’s CUAB, or even what CUABis,” Hinton said.Ricciardi said she created exter-nal affairs and finance committeesto help make CUAB better knownaround campus.The finance committee, which balances the CUAB budget anddivvies up student fees, will con-tinue to be a vital group, Hintonsaid. CUAB is funded entirely by student fees.“People have criticized howmuch money we’re spending onevents,” Hinton said. “Tyler and Adele have done a good job this year to say, ‘Is this worth themoney you’re asking for?’”Hinton said budgeting studentfees effectively will call on her toask if the things CUAB puts on are worth their price.“In the economic climate we’rein, I don’t want students to feel like we’re wasting their money at all.Hinton was chosen by theUnion Board of Directors, led by Mills. Ricciardi, who graduated inDecember, could not help in theselection process, she said.Mills said that Hinton hasshown her strength as a leader.“We’ve seen her grow a lot this year in CUAB,” Mills said.“She definitely has a vision of how to get things accomplishedon campus.”
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Cierra Hinton
a eeceby e UBa  dec.
by MeliSSa abbey
stAff writEr
 After years of planning andmonths of campaigning, the pushfor the UCommons renovation hascome to an end — at least for now.But Don Luse, director of theStudent Union, said he doesn’t thinkthe plans are going away for long.“I think — we still think — it’s areally good plan. There is no doubtthat we need to reach out to somegroups of students,” he said.“Our graduate and professionalstudents were pretty vocal. Weneed to connect with them andfind out more from them.”Luse also said he wants to meet with other officials, architects andstudents to decide the next step. Without the UCommons refer-endum paying for the second phaseof the renovation, only Phase 1 of the plan will be completed.This phase includes new meet-ing rooms where the Union Cabaretcurrently stands, a Wendy’s andnumerous code updates. Phase 2 would have added a performancespace to make up for the loss of theUnion Cabaret, along with furthermeeting rooms and other features. Without funding for that phase,Luse said he and his staff will have tofind ways to provide a student per-formance space in the meantime.“We’ll have something,” he said.“It won’t be nearly as good, but Ithink that’s our challenge now.”“Something” might mean amakeshift performance space inthe upcoming meeting rooms ora low-cost project in the former bowling alley area, Luse said.The other option, he said, is toregroup and try again.Tyler Mills, president of theCarolina Union Activities Board,said he hopes to see the UCommonsproposal reappear on the ballot asearly as next year.Megan Johnson, head of mar-keting for the UCommons, saidshe is disappointed by the referen-dum’s failure.“What I would foresee is that wecome together with students, withUnion staff members, with someother key people that were involved
O∞cil coni nw ph
tching fllow confin pi g c
by MicHelle Zayed
stAff writEr
State school officials might haveto cope with less hiring, fundingand resources as the N.C. General Assembly looks to lower the budgetdeficit, but for the N.C. TeachingFellows Program, the future couldstill be bright. Although looming budget cutsmight reduce the overall numberof state teaching jobs, program offi-cials are confident teaching fellows will be able to find placements dueto their edge in the job market.“(Fellows) know what they’re get-ting into,” said Cheryl Horton, thedirector of UNC Teaching Fellows.Established in 1986, the pro-gram selects 500 high schoolseniors each year who intend to be teachers, and the students earna full scholarship at one of 17 col-leges in North Carolina, said Jo Ann Norris, executive director of the program. Once they graduate,the fellows repay their scholarship by teaching for at least four years ata state public or federal school.If a fellow is not able to workupon graduation, they have seven years to pay back their tuition withthe possibility of three one-yearextensions, Norris said.“It’s not a pending disaster forthe fellow,” she said.The program also sends a list of graduating fellows to schools with job openings, though they don’t actas job placement agency, Norris said.Still, fellows know they have a betterchance of getting hired, she said.UNC junior and teaching fel-low Tracey Barrett said she is not worried about finding a placement because fellows are the top of theirclass among teaching applicants.“Teachers are the position that will always be needed,” she said.But as state officials prepare for anestimated budget deficit of between$2.4 billion and $3.7 billion, districteducation budgets could be hurt by another year of cuts.Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools hired 105 teachers this year — about half as many teachersas they did in the 2008-09 school year, said district spokeswomanStephanie Knott.The district currently employs 57teaching fellows who have graduat-ed in the last six years, according toteaching fellows employment data.“We are certainly concernedabout the budget cuts and howmany positions would be available, but it is too early to know,” said Mary Gunderson, district coordinator of teacher recruitment and support.But with tighter budgets, coun-ties are focusing on hiring in criti-cal areas, like math, science andEnglish as a Second Language, saidTracey Dungee, Guilford County Schools’ licensure specialist.The Guilford district is the secondlargest employer of teaching fellowsin the state behind Wake County.Dungee said her district fre-quently hires fellows because of theircommitment and determination to become teachers. Fellows spend their breaks touring schools as opposed toenjoying the beach, she said.But Dungee said hiring fewerteachers due to a constrained bud-get might result in larger class sizes, which ultimately puts students at adisadvantage.“More than teaching fellows, weneed great teachers,” she said.
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by briTToN alexaNder
stAff writEr
The Historic Playmakers Theatre will witness a different kind of history beingmade Wednesday with the premiere of theplay “Kind of Blue.The play, written by senior KuamelStewart, bids itself as the first full-length per-formance written by a black undergraduateto be performed on a UNC mainstage.Set in New York City in the 1940s, “Kindof Blue” follows struggling middle-aged bar-tender, George Evans, and his wife, Ruby, when their newly engaged daughter bringshome her fiance.The play is named after the iconic MilesDavis album, and seeks to explore differ-ent perceptions of masculinity and femalesexual expression.“I certainly want people to be led and to be provoked into serious thought … and toconnect with how the play grapples withmasculinity,” Stewart said.Director Jamila Reddy said that the play  was written to spark discussion.“We don’t want it to be, you go see a play, you clap, and you leave,” Reddy said. “We want people to talk about it.”“Kind of Blue” is the first of Stewart’splanned companion play cycle, which heexpects to continue to write for decades.The cycle will explore eight different typesof jazz music. Each type will be explored overfive plays. Stewart said he plans to write 40plays in this cycle.“Each group of plays are written as com-panion pieces to eight distinct forms of jazz,”he said.Stewart focused on the technicality of modal jazz music as he began his piece. Hethen created a dramatic structure based onthe modal use of musical scales.Modal jazz, which rose out of 1950s bebop, is one of the most complex types of  jazz. Rather than playing chords, musiciansuse scales. The music is unique and oftenimprovised. As part of the ongoing Carolina JazzFestival, audience members can attend acomplementary performance of Davis’ album“Kind of Blue” after the opening night show. Audiences will also be exposed to jazzduring scene transitions, when Davis’ album will be played.
See “KiNd oF blUe”
Preview: 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Regular showruns 7 p.m. Feb. 24-28, 2 p.m. Feb. 26-27
Playmakers Theatre
Free at Memorial Hall Box Office
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 As an independent student production,the crew faced many challenges, including writing grants for funding and contactingsponsors, Stewart said.“We are learning about what it takes toput on a production,” said actress AmberKoonce, who plays George’s daughter Nia.“The characters are so complex that it hasstretched us emotionally and physically.Reddy was charged with directing a play  with the playwright often present.“My main focus is making sure the story is told,” Reddy said.Stewart, who is graduating in May, saidthat “Kind of Blue” is the start of his legacy.“They talk about leaving your heel print,”Stewart said.“I think this is my way of doing that.”
 Assistant Arts Editor Katelyn Trelacontributed reporting.Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.
“I think — we still think — it’s a really good plan. There’s no doubt that we need to reach out to some groups of students.” 
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 when we did surveys,” she said.Though students resisted the feeincrease, Johnson said it is the only feasible option to fund the project.“There might be some privatefundraising we could look into,”she said. “But that would be major,major fundraising.The referendum, which pro-posed a student fee increase of $16 a year for the next 30 years,reached the Feb. 8 ballot by way of a student petition but was voteddown by about 54 percent.“I think there were a lot of reasonsit didn’t pass,” Luse said. “I think if  you are not informed as to what’s init for you, you have no interest in it.I think the controversy that got cre-ated was a part of it, too.”Student Congress member AdamHorowitz filed a complaint Feb. 7that delayed the release of the results.The complaint cited the Union’spetitioning and posting campaignmaterials in dining halls and aca-demic buildings, areas prohibitedunder the Student Code.Union officials did not deny Horowitz’s claims but argued that theUnion is not subject to the Code.In response to the discrep-ancy, Horowitz and Student Body President Hogan Medlin are co-sponsoring a bill that will clarify Title VI, the section of code in question.The bill will also give power tothe Board of Elections to actively regulate campaigns, which coulddrastically change the atmosphereof future attempts by the Union.“Basically all Andrew Phillipscan do right now is go to the Unionand ask them nicely to take theposters down,” Horowitz said.
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