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The Daily Tar Heel for March 14, 2012

The Daily Tar Heel for March 14, 2012

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, March 14, 2012Volume 120, Issue 10
It’s like pi — y ca keep figig it t ad always be igt ad eve be de.
 John CurrIn
beauty on abudget
Grounds Services is deal-ing with a smaller sta and budget.
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 The No. 4 Tar Heelswon 5-1 againstUNC-Greensboro. The team got astrong outing rompitcher BentonMoss.
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thi  i hir
MARCH. 14, 1919
 The Carolina Playmakerspresented its frst bill o threeone-act plays, including Thomas Wole’s “The Return o Buck Gavin.”
all uP In youRbusIness
 The Cave is on themarket and NorthamtonPlaza Apartments oundnew owners, amongother local businesschanges.
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Thursday’s weatherToday’s weather
March MadnessH
Hatchell turns down postseason play 
 Advising takes on thousandsof students
By Brooke Pryor
Staff Writer
In four days, NCAA tour-nament games will tip off inCarmichael Arena, but NorthCarolina’s women’s basketballteam won’t be one of the teamslacing up their dancing shoes.For the first time in 11 years,UNC will not participate in theNCAA tournament after notreceiving an at-large bid Monday. After gathering to watch theselection show in hopes of seeingtheir name on the screen, the TarHeels instead left with heads hung.“I was in shock. I was disap-pointed and surprised,” coachSylvia Hatchell said.But the NCAA tournament wasnot the only postseason tourna-ment to announce its bracketMonday night. The WNIT, a national invitational that offers bids to the best teams not granted bids to the NCAA championship,also released its own 64-team field.But UNC’s name was notice-ably absent from that list, too.Though UNC was playing with the most complete roster ithad all season, Hatchell declinedthe WNIT bid, effectively endingthe season with a 1-point loss toGeorgia Tech on March 2 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.Hatchell said she declined the bid because her sights were seton the NCAA tournament, plac-ing all other postseason play out-side of her scope.“We never really even consid-ered it,” Hatchell said. “We wereexpecting to be in the NCAA andhost.”UNC showed NCAA tourna-ment potential with a 20-win sea-son and a tough conference sched-ule, but ultimately came up short.The Tar Heels were not the only team from the conference feelingleft out of the NCAA tournament.This year marks the first time innine years that fewer than six ACCteams were taken.Hatchell attributed this changeto many factors. Because UNChas weaker non-conference teamson the schedule as a result of community ties and coachingrelationships, the team’s RatingPercentage Index (RPI) droppedsignificantly, she said. The No. 89
After not getting anNCAA tournaent bid,UNC turn down WNIT.
WomeN’s NIT,
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Henson’s status uncertain
Faculty react to NCAA sanctions, look to the future
Q&A with
The newYork Times’ Joe nocera
dth/erin hull
ortunately for No. 1-seeded North Carolina, the Tar Heels’ first NCAA tournament game wasn’t Tuesday. If it had been, coachRoy Williams said starting forward John Henson, who injured his wrist last week, likely wouldn’t have been able to play. Now,both Williams and his teammates hope Henson’s condition improves in time for Friday’s NCAA tournament opener. Williamssaid he likely won’t make a final call on Henson until Thursday morning at the earliest.
Visit dailytarheel.com for the full story.
By Dana Blohm and Hayley Paytes
Staff Writers
The line of students trying to reach aca-demic advisers on Tuesday extended out thedoor and onto the quad.In a single day, 1,275 students floodedthrough the doors of Steele Building to eitherdrop classes or declare them pass/D/D+/failon the last day possible. Although there were tears and some sur-prises, academic adviser Melissa Edwardssaid most students emerged less stressed than when they entered.“For the most part, we had hundreds of relieved students, which is a great feeling,” shesaid.Staffers patrolled the first floor, with stu-dents lining the halls, some forced to findroom on the floor. Sitting cross-legged andleaning against the wall, some did homework  while others filled out forms.To prepare for one of the busiest days of the year, the advising department doubledthe number of advisers available for walk-ins for the days leading up to Tuesday, saidMarilyn Wyrick, senior assistant dean of advising.In addition, staff staggered lunch breaksand coordinated between floors to ensure aneven distribution of students, she said.“We definitely all need a little caffeineand a little extra rest the night before,”Edwards said.Seniors made up the bulk of those in line. After already fulfilling major requirements,many did not want classes they were takingfor elective credit to hurt their GPAs.Senior Susie Choi, who went to drop math modeling course, said she took the
more tan 1,000 tudent waitedin line at steele Building Tueday.
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By Edward Pickup
Staff Writer
 When the end result of a two- year-long NCAA investigation cameMonday, some faculty members wererelieved.But that feeling was diminished by the severity of the punishments.Steve Reznick, chairman of thefaculty athletics committee, said hethought the NCAA sanctions went toofar, targeting those who had not beeninvolved with UNC athletics when theinfractions took place.“I feel it was too harsh, becauseI feel like our self-imposed stipula-tions were very reasonable,” he said.“Adding additional stipulations at thispoint is essentially punishing people who didn’t do anything wrong.Reznick said changes to UNC ath-letics throughout the last two yearshave held those accountable for trans-gressions and replaced others. Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and head football coachLarry Fedora — two of the peoplemost affected by the sanctions —replaced Dick Baddour and ButchDavis, respectively, as a direct result of the NCAA investigation.“We have made a lot of changes todeal with this and decrease the chanc-es that it will happen again,” Reznick said.The NCAA mandated Monday that UNC football receive a 2012postseason ban and a reduction of 15scholarships, while UNC athletics asa whole will be placed on three yearsprobation.Despite Reznick’s concerns regard-ing the punishment, other faculty members were more optimistic.Jay Smith, associate chairman of the history department, said he hopedthe sanctions would help prevent fur-ther abuses in the athletics program.“I’m sure that the whole processhas made the staff more alert to theproblems and more vigilant about ourresponsibilities,” he said.Last month, Smith helped draft a statement from an informal group of 
Profeor aid tey opetrict punient willprevent furter abue.
fACUlTy AThleTICs,
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By Sarah Niss
Staff Writer
 Joe Nocera is a columnist for The NewYork Times and financial expert who has focused his writing on reforming the NCAA. He will speak about big-time collegesports and universities from 5:30 p.m. to7 p.m. tonight in the Sonja Haynes StoneCenter Theater.
Daily Tar heel:
 When did you developan interest in examining the work of theNCAA? Why?
 Joe Nocera:
Too much of the “scandal”is stuff that is perfectly acceptable in every other part of American life. So last fall I wasassigned an article by The New York TimesMagazine to write about a scheme to pay players. In the course of that I started tolearn more and more about how the NCAA operates. And the more I learned, the moreoffended I became athow un-American somuch of what they dois. I mean, they’re basi-cally worse than the EastGermans in the era of communism with thedegree to which they control athletes ... Soonce that article cameout I decided I was goingto keep writing aboutthis, and the more I’ve written about it the moreapparent it is that theNCAA needs to be eitherreformed or blown up.
 Your talk is timely here with theNCAA punishments to the UNC football
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Someone reported larceny at105 Timber Hollow Court at 2:15a.m. Monday, according to ChapelHill police reports.Someone stole jewelry, a jewelry  box and a jewelry pouch valuedat $2,080 and a painting of the American flag valued at $10, policereports state.
Someone disturbed the peaceand committed assault at 105Jackie Robinson St. at 6:48 p.m.Monday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person had an argumentand punched the victim in theparking area, police reports state.
Someone reported harassmentat 306 N. Boundary St. at 7:12 p.m.Monday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports. The incidentoccurred at noon, reports state.Someone sent unwanted textmessages, police reports state. Someone committed ATMfraud at 1129 Weaver Dairy Road between 7:03 a.m. Sunday and10:58 a.m. Monday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person removed $280 from the victim’s checking account,police reports state.
Someone reported harassmentat 1129 Weaver Dairy Road at 3:38p.m. Monday, according to ChapelHill police reports.Someone called repeatedly after being asked not to, reports state.
Someone communicated threats at 227 N. Graham St. at5:46 p.m. Monday, according toChapel Hill police reports.The person stated a desire to beat up the victim, reports state.
Police responded to reports of a barking dog at 920 Shady LawnRoad 9:51 p.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
Police assisted the OrangeCounty Sheriff’s Department inserving an eviction notice at 137 Johnson St. at 7:34 p.m. Monday,Chapel Hill police reports state.
To make a calendar submission,email calendar@dailytarheel.com.Please include the date of the event inthe subject line, and attach a photo if  you wish. Events will be published inthe newspaper on either the day or theday before they take place.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Daily Tar Heel
Due to a reporting error, Monday’s page 3 story “Animal center waste worries” mischaracterized theBingham Facility’s previous citations, implying that the citations stemmed from the spilled wastewater.The Bingham Facility has not been cited for discharging animal waste or untreated water. Instead, thecitations have been for secondary treated waste water.Due to a reporting error, Tuesday’s page 3 article “Taggers Paint the Town” said that Chris Atack of theCarrboro Police Department said taggers sometimes create political candidate-related graffiti. In fact, when referencing political graffiti, he was referring to more anarchist-related themes. The Daily Tar Heelapologizes for the error.
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Taking the time to break out of jail and succeed-ing is usually an impressivefeat. This is just dumb. A Seattle man was arrestedSunday for trespassing after he was caught successfully jump-ing a fence to break into jail.Mission accomplished?
“If you’re faking anorgasm, you are signaling to your partner that he is doingeverything right, when in facthe isn’t.”— Patty Brisben, sex educatorand author.True, but at the same time,he’ll usually stop too. Trade-offs.
he position of airline steward has come a  long way from the days when the job wasa feminist’s worst nightmare (did anyonesee “Pan Am?”), but some folks in Thai- land are asking if one airline has taken their quest forequality too far.PC Air recently publicized the hiring of four trans-gender cabin crew in a move that many are questioningas a step toward exploitation rather than equality. Buthonestly, Thailand, who cares? They probably look bet- ter in those erce orange and black uniforms than youdo. God knows that’s a hard combo to pull off.
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Ibe Brtocci, MdeieChritoph, abi Chritoph, giiCroi, nc Coped, Ktie Hter,Miche leibe, Me McCke,Croie Pte, ati Potiko,aee Rido, adrew ybo,
Wi Dor, Robert femi,Joh ford, Zch ger, Mri gotrk, Tor Hrte, Britt Joho, Ilee, Mtt Mier, Brto Peebelre Wito,
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By Katharine McAnarney
Staff Writer
 As North Carolina’s Republican pri-mary approaches, UNC is becoming a hotbed for political dialogue.First on the list is former Republicanpresidential candidate Herman Cain. A  venue has finally been found for UNC’schapter of the College Republicans tohost Cain.The College Republicans and theUNC Economics Club have bookedBiomolecular 2204 in the School of Medicine, which seats 500 people, tohold the event.“It was the largest one we could find,”said College Republicans Chairman GregSteele. “And I’m confident we can fill it.”The speech will take place March22 at 4 p.m., but the early time slot hascaused some concern about how many people will be able to attend, Steele said.“With the time being 4 o’clock, I don’tknow how that will affect us,” he said.“I’m not sure what kind of turnoutthere will be.”Cain will speak for one hour and thenanswer questions from the audience. Hehas not provided the organizations anoutline or title of his speech yet, Steelesaid.Organizers will meet Wednesday todetermine the distribution of tickets andsecurity.College Republicans isn’t the only group trying to attract presidential can-didates to speak on campus.Everett Lozzi, co-president of UNC’schapter of Youth for Ron Paul, wants toget Paul to speak at UNC.“He’s speaking at colleges all over thecountry,” Lozzi said.“And the crowds keep getting biggerand bigger this year.”The chapter is collecting signatures inthe Pit and through a Google Documentto get Paul to visit campus, Lozzi said.The chapter has collected about 200signatures so far, he said.Lozzi said Paul would be a greatspeaker because he is trans-partisan andappeals to those of many political ideolo-gies.“Even if you don’t agree with him, it’sstill a great opportunity since he’s affect-ing the national dialogue,” he said. Austin Gilmore, president of the UNC Young Democrats, said his organization will not host a speaker during the springdue to the cost of speaker fees.He said members hope PresidentBarack Obama will visit UNC againin the fall. Obama spoke at the SmithCenter in April 2008, making headlinesfor playing a pickup game with the UNCmen’s basketball team.“We would not be the host, but we would definitely do something to get stu-dents involved,” he said.Gilmore said Cain will be an interest-ing speaker because of his perspectiveas a black Southern Republican, and because of the enthusiasm that sur-rounded his candidacy.“He was part of the craziestRepublican nomination in the history of the United States,” he said.“It will be fun to hear what he says.”
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Congress passes laws thatwill affect groups’ funding
Student Congress met Tuesday night and passed two pieces of legislation that will affect fundingfor student groups.Congress passed the EhrmanClause, which limits the studentfees given to speakers who work at UNC to $500.The clause was named afterprofessor Bart Ehrman, who wasgiven $3,000 in student fees by UNC Cornerstone to speak at anevent.Members voted 14 to 13 tokeep the name of the clause because Ehrman originally requested money for speaking,even though he later returned themoney after discovering it camefrom student fees. Another bill was passed thatreduces the clerk of Congress’ pay from $10 to $7.25 an hour, whichcomes from student fees.
City briefS
Orange County announcesearly voting sites for May
Orange County residents will be able to vote early for the May 8 election at one of five Board of Elections-approved early votingsites.This year’s early voting loca-tions will include the Rams HeadDining Hall on the UNC campus,the Seymour Senior Center, theCarrboro Town Hall, Mt. Zion AME Church and the Boardof Elections Office, located inHillsborough.The Board of Elections Officeand Carrboro Town Hall willremain open from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. on weekdays.On April 28 and May 5 — theSaturdays that elections sites areopen — they will open from 9a.m. to 1 p.m.The Board of Elections office will open April 19 and CarrboroTown Hall will open April 23.Both will remain open untilMay 5.The Seymour Senior Center will open April 23 and close May 5.The center will be open noonto 7 p.m. on weekdays, and from9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.Both Rams Head DiningHall and the Mount Zion AMEChurch will open April 23 andremain open until May 5.Both early voting locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. on Saturdays.Election Day will be May 8,and Orange County will openpolling sites from 6:30 a.m. to7:30 p.m.
Fire at 416 Ridgefield Roaddamages structure Tuesday
Seven Chapel Hill FireDepartment vehicles and 22personnel responded to a struc-ture fire at 416 Ridgefield RoadTuesday. At 6:16 a.m., the OrangeCounty Communications Centerdispatched a structure fire call.The first engine company arrived about three minutes afterthe call and discovered a fireinside the home.Occupants of the residencehad evacuated before the firedepartment arrived at the scene.Units from the Chapel HillPolice Department and SouthOrange Rescue Squad respondedto the fire.Residents of the home weretransported to the hospital forevaluation.The cause of the fire is underinvestigation.
- From staff and wire reports
Po jopzs Coo CVS pls
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Carrboro residents have voiced concern regarding a proposed CVS storethat would sit at the corner of North Greensboro and Weaver streets.
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Crew leader and grounds technician Kittie Allen works to keep lawns and gardens onUNC’s campus looking beautiful, despite struggles with funding for campus upkeep.
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By Katie Quine
Staff Writer
 While many students can be foundenjoying the warmth of the spring sea-son all across campus, Kittie Allen is working harder to tend to UNC’s lawnsand gardens. An agricultural specialist and crew leader for Grounds Services, Allenis one of many University garden-ers feeling the pressure to keep thecampus looking beautiful despite staff and resource shortages as a result of  budget cuts.“I’ve got areas that I just don’tattend to anymore as much as Ishould,” Allen said.“I am supposed to have a crew of sixright now, and I have three.”Grounds Services, a division of Facilities Services that oversees land-scaping and gardening on campus, isone of many departments hit hard by  budget cuts, with a $159,000 cut thisfiscal year alone.Grounds Services has taken varioussteps to save money such as reduc-ing the amount of fertilizers and weedkillers it uses, the division’s directorBridget Baucom said.“We’re not able to provide as muchfertilizer and weed control as we havein the past, so we’re having to basically target areas where we can get the most bang for the buck,” Baucom said. Allen said while not as many color-ful seasonal flowers can be planted as a result of the cuts, the landscaping laborforce has suffered the most. About 15 percent of the grounds staff  was laid off this year, leaving remaining workers to pick up additional work.“It’s very challenging to do more withless,” Baucom said.“Since we’ve lost those positions, we
gos Svcs sls    of  cs
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The former Republicanpresidential candidate willspeak at UNC on March 22.
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By Maggie Conner
Staff Writer
One of the most visible sets of rank-ings for U.S. graduate schools shuffledmany of UNC’s programs’ placementson the prestigious list.Many members of the UNC faculty agreed that the U.S. News and WorldReport graduate rankings, releasedTuesday, are important in attractingtalented students and faculty, butsome of them questioned the methodsused to compile the list.Sridhar Balasubramanian, associ-ate dean of the MBA Program in theKenan-Flagler Business School, saidadministrators are still not satisfied with the program’s ranking of 19th inthe nation.“It is good to be ranked in the top20, but we are not happy with where we are,” he said. “We have to continueto push forward.The sought-after rankings are basedon expert peer assessments and statisti-cal indicators such as test scores, GPA,acceptance rates and employment ratesfor graduates, according to the U.S.News and World report website.But while rankings are important,Michael Hobbs, director of commu-nications for the School of Education,said certain statistics might skew therankings as well, so it is important forprospective students to conduct deeperresearch about schools or programs of interest.The School of Education, for exam-
Some faculty question themethods used to determineU.S. News’ rankings.
ple, had a decline in external fundingdue to two large funded projects beingcompleted this year, he said.External funding is one of the factorsconsidered in the rankings, so it mighthave contributed to the school’s drop inranking from 29 in 2011 to 34 this year,even though the school’s peer evalua-tions remained consistent.Some critics of the rankings arguethat the methodology that determinesthem is faulty because of a lack of feed- back from students, said Jack Richman,dean of the School of Social Work.The school’s master’s program ranking jumped from 8 in 2008 to 5 this year.“The truth of the matter is that if  you are in the top 25 you say that it is wonderful, and if you are in the bot-tom third you say that the methodol-ogy is faulty — and both are correct,”Richman said.
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UNC graduate school rankings
U.S. News and World Report periodically ranksgraduate schools, considering a number of factors.
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“We have great pride in theUniversity and we want tolook amazing.” 
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By Jenny Surane
Staff Writer
 A petition filed last week  with the Carrboro PlanningDepartment could jeopardize a proposed CVS that would sit at201 N. Greensboro St. And after the petition,the odds that the Board of  Aldermen will approve therezoning aren’t good.Under town law, once a peti-tion is validated, the board needsa three-fourths majority vote toapprove the rezoning.The petition was validatedafter the Planning Departmentconfirmed that 5 percent of resi-dents within a 100-foot buffer of the property had signed the peti-tion, which protests the potentialrezoning of the site for the CVS.“The general statutes andtown’s land use regulationsprovide this as a mechanismfor nearby property owners toprotest a rezoning,” said TrishMcGuire, planning director forCarrboro. Alderman Michelle Johnson, who owns property near theproposed location, signed thepetition and will not vote on theproposal when it comes beforethe board.“In this case, both the housethat I own, and a rental property I own are so close to the property in question that it could impactour home values,” she said.Town Clerk Catherine Wilsonsaid Johnson’s exclusion fromthe vote means that four of thefive remaining aldermen must vote for the rezoning for it to beapproved. And Alderman Dan Colemansaid that although the petitiondoes not determine the board’sstance toward the proposal, it will play a factor in his final deci-sion about the rezoning.“It certainly indicates a higherlevel of concern from residents,and it puts a higher level of agreement on us as aldermen,he said.Residents have worriedthat the building’s size and theincrease in traffic it could causemight destroy Carrboro’s small-town feel.Mike DeAngelis, director of public relations for CVS, said inan email that the company wasaware of the petition and lookingforward to discussing the rezon-ing with the board.Debra Seaton, who owns a family dentistry office on theproperty, said she worries otherresidents won’t see the benefitsthat an expanded CVS could bring.CVS also purchased Seaton’soffice when they bought theproperty.“I hope people are really con-sidering what their goals are and what their hopes for Carrboroare, because if this doesn’t hap-pen, then that property might sitempty for a long time,” she said.The board will vote on therezoning at a public hearing on April 17.“This will be a chance for any-one who has a concern about theproposal to come say something,”Coleman said.
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Four of five Carrboroaldermen must vote toallow CVS to proceed.
don’t have as much manpower to getthe same amount of work done, so it’sa bigger challenge, and it’s frustrating,”she said. Whether or not Grounds Services willsee more cuts remains unknown untilthe state legislature convenes to decidethe upcoming fiscal year’s budget, saidCarolyn Elfland, associate vice chancel-lor for campus services.UNC’s natural beauty is an importantfactor in attracting prospective students,said Julie Tucker, assistant director of admissions.“We send an email survey for allthe visitors that come for our daily tour asking them how their visit was,”Tucker said.“They pretty consistently rank the beauty of our campus as one of the topreasons they enjoyed their visits.”Several members of Grounds Servicessaid they are proud of what they have been able to accomplish despite budget-ary constraints.Grounds Services won a nationalhonor award for its excellence inmaintaining a high quality appearanceof the University’s landscape in 2011,Baucom said.“We have great pride in theUniversity and we want to look amaz-ing,” she said.“It’s just harder to get things done.”
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