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The Daily Tar Heel for April 19, 2012

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percent, bother to fill them out,”said Michael Salemi, economicsdepartment chairman. “Studentsare effectively removing them-selves from the equation.”Before evaluations went online,professors passed out paper formsin class. Now students are usually expected to complete evaluationson their own time at the end of each semester.Salemi said professors are lesslikely to give class time for onlineevaluations because many stu-dents don’t bring a laptop to class. Williford said a lack of Internet access in some class-rooms is another barrier to com-pleting evaluations in class. William Kier, chairman of the biology department, saidhis department still uses paperevaluations because it ensures a  better response rate.“It’s much more time-inten-sive,” he said. “But we’re notconvinced that the web-basedapproach is superior.Kier said written responses aremore insightful, and web-basedevaluations cause skewed sampleeffects. “It’s probably not a statis-tically useful style,” he said.Cecil Wooten, chairman of theclassics department, estimatedonly 20 percent of students in hisdepartment fill out online course
By Katie Quine
Staff Writer
 When senior international studentPatty Laya landed an internship in New  York City last summer with news siteBusiness Insider, she was excited.But days before she was set to begin, when she still hadn’t received approvalto work from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she got worried.“Apparently, last year (the approvalprocess) was taking a longer time than itusually did,” Laya, who is originally from Venezuela, said. “I was getting more andmore stressed out because the day of my summer internship was approaching, andI still hadn’t gotten my permit.” When Laya finally received approval to work about a week before her internshipstart date, she said she was relieved.“It would have been so embarrassingto tell Business Insider, you know, I can’t work because I don’t have my permit afterthey chose me.”Laya is not the only internationalstudent caught in limbo when it comesto getting permits for internships.International students are required to jump through certain legal hoops toqualify for work in the United States.In fall 2011, 448 international students were enrolled in undergraduate pro-grams at UNC.If international students seek any sortof off-campus employment not requiredfor a class, including internships, they must seek prior approval from HomelandSecurity for the right to work.“The timeliness is a problem, par-ticularly for those students who want todo a summer internship program andmay not get the offer in place in time toapply 90 to 120 days in advance,” saidElizabeth Barnum, director of the Officeof International Student and ScholarServices.The office assists students with the visa process and work eligibility, whichhas become more complicated withnational security concerns in the yearsfollowing 9/11.Several news outlets reported that oneof the 9/11 hijackers used a student visa togain entry into the United States.In March, Chancellor Holden Thorp was named to a new Academic Advisory Council in the Department of Homeland
Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
Thursday, April 19, 2012Volume 120, Issue 35
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 The latest LAB! produc-tion, “The Bacchae,” byEuripides, will featuretechno music.
Pge 3.
DIversIons
Check out this week’s Di-versions section to readabout Record Store Daythis Saturday. Look for alist of local record storesthat are participating.
Pge 5.
baseball
 The Tar Heels fell toLiberty 5-3 at BoshamerStadium on Wednesdayevening. UNC is now 3-2against the Big Southconference this season.
Pge 9.
Inside
APRIL 19, 1963
After being denied an oppor-tunity to speak in Durham,Malcolm X visited the UNCcampus, drawing a crowd of 1,600 to Memorial Hall.
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Rape cases rarely see courtroom
By Jeanna Smialek
City Editor
Five years ago, StevieSchlessman was raped, but shenever considered telling police. Alcohol was involved. Therapist was her boyfriend. Andthough she knew her story to be true, she thought authorities would doubt it.“It is how it is because that’stheir job,” she said, explainingthat police have to ask probingquestions to explore the validity of a story. “But when it’s such a struggle within myself…”Even worse, Schlessman saysthe few friends she told disbe-lieved her, silencing her for years.But she eventually found a group of supporters who makeher comfortable sharing her past. And today Schlessman, who moved to Pittsboro fromMichigan in 2009 to pur-sue organic farming, is therefor other victims as a Family  Violence and Rape Crisis Servicesemployee in Chatham County.But even as she speaks up,many sexual assault victims stillharbor secret traumas, keepingthem from response groups andpolice.Shamecca Bryant, OrangeCounty Rape Crisis Center execu-tive director, said recounting a rape to police can be re-trauma-tizing, which keeps many fromseeking help from law enforce-ment. And even when rape andsexual assaults are reported, it isa long and unlikely journey froma police report to a conviction.
Tog nmbers
Of the 37 cases of rape,attempted rape and sexual assaultreported to the Chapel Hill PoliceDepartment from 2007 to thisFebruary, eight led to first- orsecond-degree rape arrests.Police also made five otherarrests on second-degree rapecharges in 2007, all related toone 2006 incident.Not one of those arrests led toa rape conviction.Of the 13 arrests, nine cases were dismissed because of lack of probable cause or because a vic-tim wouldn’t prosecute.Three led to a guilty plea, butin each plea agreement a second-degree rape charge was dismissedand the person was convicted of a lesser offense.Sabrina Garcia, head of Chapel
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No plans for AmendmentOne in place
By Emily Overcarsh
Staff Writer
 Amendment One goes to a  vote in less than 20 days, butUNC has yet to release any plans on whether it would alterpolicies to maintain benefitsfor faculty, staff and students if the referendum is approved. A poll released by PublicPolicy Polling projects theamendment will pass on May 8. University spokesman MikeMcFarland wrote in an emailthat it is too early to speculateon policy changes.But Terri Phoenix, direc-tor of UNC’s Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, Transgender andQueer Center, feels differently.“How people are saying(the benefits) are not going to be impacted is beyond me,”Phoenix said.“I have no idea why (theUniversity is) not being moreproactive to ensure all of ourstudents, staff and faculty getto keep the benefits that exist,”Phoenix said. “It should be a priority.” Amendment One wouldrevise the North Carolina con-stitution to say that marriage between a man and a woman would be the only recognizedlegal domestic union. As UNC is a public univer-sity, benefits it offers to couples who are not legally marriedmight be canceled if eligibility criteria are not changed.Some vulnerable benefits forsame sex partners of studentsand employees include healthinsurance, on-campus housingand campus recreation mem- berships, Phoenix said.Marty Pomerantz, directorof campus recreation, wrote inan email that if AmendmentOne passes he would changeeligibility requirements for
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Online course evaluations lead to decline in participation
By Caroline Leland
Staff Writer
 When the University movedits course evaluations online in2010, officials said it would savemoney and time.
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“I have no idea why (the University is) not being more proactiveto ensure all of our students, staff and faculty get to keep thebenefits that exist.” 
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memberships so that thechange has no real effect.Larry Hicks, director of housing and residential edu-cation, said while he doesn’tknow what power he willhave over potential impacts of  Amendment One on housing,it will be discussed.“Amendment One does havethe potential for having seriousimplications in terms of staff and hiring, and we’ll just haveto wait and see the outcome.“Serious illness leave,” whichallows faculty to take paidleave if their unmarried part-ner of the same or opposite sexis seriously ill, is also underthreat, Phoenix said. Administrators’ main con-cern, which has been articu-lated by Chancellor HoldenThorp, is that if passed, Amendment One might dam-age student, faculty and staff retention and recruitment. Among UNC peer institu-tions, two of 15 don’t offer thesame benefits for same sex cou-ples as opposite sex couples.On Friday, the Faculty Council passed a resolutionthat did not take a position onthe proposed amendment, butreaffirmed UNC’s commitmentto equality of opportunity.Christopher Putney, interimdirector of sexuality studies,said he is unsure of how UNC would react to the amendment.“I can’t say, but I’m opti-mistic.”
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“There are courses where 10 percent, even fewer than 10 percent, bother to fill them out.” 
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But efficiency, University offi-cials said, has come at the cost of student participation.Lynn Williford, assistant pro- vost for institutional researchand assessment, said overallresponse rates in the College of  Arts and Sciences dropped fromabout 70 percent to 60 percent inthe past two years.“There are courses where10 percent, even fewer than 10
 
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o, after Tuesday’s look at an Austrian town whose name you can’t say on TV, it was brought to our attention that some children actually read this paper. That’s why we decided to dedicate today’s Dose to America’s youth.There are good days, and there are bad days. For 6-year-old kindergarten stu-dent Salecia Johnson, of Milledgeville, Ga., Friday was a very bad day. Salecia wasnot trying to have any kind of education that day, instead opting to express herinner gangsta by tearing items from walls, throwing furniture and knocking overa bookshelf. School ofcials, apparently not playing either, called the cops. Like a  true G, Salecia refused to talk to the po-po, and was promptly hauled to jail. At thisrate, snitching will be eliminated by 2020. Good.
Here’s one or the kids
From staf and wire reports
DAILY DOSE
 
Smene shplifted frm a grcery stre at 1:51 a.m. Wednesday at 1800 Martin LutherKing Jr. Blvd., accrding t ChapelHill plice reprts.The persn walked ut f theHarris Teeter withut paying frsteaks, accrding t reprts.The persn stle six steaks witha ttal value f $200, reprtsstate.Smene pssessed stlenprperty at 2:08 a.m. Wednesday at Frdham Bulevard and SageRad, accrding t Chapel Hillplice reprts. A stlen 1994 red GMC Sierra  was left in a radway, accrding treprts.The vehicle was valued at$12,000 and was recvered by plice, reprts state.Smene caused a traffic inci-dent at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday atChapel Street and McDade Street,accrding t Chapel Hill plicereprts.The persn impeded traffic andmade an bscene gesture, reprtsstate.The Chapel Hill PliceDepartment assisted antheragency at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at98 W. Lakeview Drive, accrding t Chapel Hill plice reprts.There was unknwn pwder ina FedEx envelpe shipping label,reprts state.The Chapel Hill PliceDepartment cnducted a K-9 unitdemnstratin fr a grup f cubscuts at a church at 1220 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd., accrding tChapel Hill plice reprts.Smene willfully damagedprperty and caused a disturbanceat 11:22 p.m. Tuesday at 200Pinegate Circle, accrding tChapel Hill plice reprts.The persn caused a distur- bance inside the apartment by  breaking a windw, reprts state. Accrding t reprts, dam-age t the windw was valued at$150.
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en. Richard Burr speaks to North Carolina WWII veterans who participated the state’s final honorflight from Raleigh to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The flights started in 2005to allow veterans an opportunity to see the memorial.
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COrrECtIOns
Due to a reporting error, Wednesday’s page one story, “Awareness take the stage”, stated that the RapeCrisis Center saw a $470,000 budget this year, but that number was actually for last fiscal year. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.Due to a reporting error, Wednesday’s page three story “Carrboro’s Brew Crew,” said that Andrew Sharfenberg is a lawyer. He is actually a legal assistant. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
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see the moie “I’mnot There” b director Todd He,which depict mici Bob Dthroh ix portrit o D-i-pired chrcter. Ticket re ree orunC tdet, ct d t d$4 or the eer pbic.
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By Claire Williams
Staff Writer
 As UNC-system admin-istrators discuss new enroll-ment funding models, schoolsthroughout the system arealready planning changes.Following years of exten-sive budget cuts, N.C. StateUniversity is slowing its fresh-men enrollment growth to fitavailable resources and main-tain academic quality.The university’s new long-term enrollment plan includesincreasing graduate and trans-fer student enrollment.To implement the enrollmentplan, NCSU administrators willhire more tenured and tenure-track faculty to expand theschool’s research capacities andadvise graduate students.Tina Valdecanas, chief strat-egy and branding officer at theResearch Triangle Park, said anincreased focus on research atNCSU will bring more researchdollars to the area.In a NCSU report about theenrollment plan, the university said it expects a 38 percentincrease in incoming transferstudents, and a 22 percentincrease in incoming master’sstudents by 2020. This year,1,027 transfer students enteredthe university, along with about2,000 master’s students. Admitted freshmen are pro- jected to increase by only 1 per-cent in 2020. This year’s fresh-man class totaled 4,564 students.The UNC system hasrequested $29 million in enroll-ment funding from the statelegislature for the 2012-13academic year, including $11.5million for a new performance- based funding model that was discussed by membersof the UNC-system Board of Governors at its meeting last week.The new model is designedto reward campuses for gradu-ating more students and oper-ating more efficiently.Cathy Barlow, provost atUNC-Wilmington, said theuniversity is also taking steps tooperate more efficiently by bol-stering its graduate program.UNC-W’s enrollment modelallows for controlled growth of  both transfer and freshmen stu-dent populations, she said.“We are currently assess-ing our enrollment model andexploring a number of optionsto develop a new model inresponse to decreased university resources and the current eco-nomic environment,” she said.NCSU’s smaller increase inadmitted freshmen students will boost the selectivity of theuniversity’s admissions, accord-ing to the report. It will alsodecrease introduction-levelclass sizes and increase resourc-es available for scholarships andneed-based financial aid.UNC-CH does not plan tofollow NCSU’s enrollment plan, but will grow slowly and selec-tively, said Bruce Carney, UNC-CH executive vice chancellorand provost.“Their enrollment plan makesconsiderable sense for them, within the funding formula cur-rently in use,” he said. “It is notour road map, however.” And at East Carolina University, Provost MarilynSheerer said they are encourag-ing transfer students while cut-ting back on freshmen enroll-ment increases.“Our facilities cannot handlea larger freshman class, and ourfaculty is at capacity in terms of serving that population.
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CAMPUS BriefS
Student transit cuts will bediscussed to fill budget gap
Lower student fees meansmore walking.In order to accommodate toa tighter transportation system budget, members of the advisory committee for transportation met Wednesday to discuss tentativecutbacks to student transit.The system’s funding is suffer-ing as a result of budget short-falls. Department of Public Safety tried to ease these shortfalls by raising student transit fees by $14.50 per student — but thestudent fee advisory subcommit-tee approved an increase of just$8.74.The funding shortfall willrequire cutbacks in service, someas drastic as cutting entire buslines during winter, spring andsummer breaks, members said.
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Tobacco addiction provesan issue for cancer patients
UNC researchers have uncov-ered a lack of effective tobaccoaddiction treatment servicesfor patients at cancer centersnationwide.Dr. Adam Goldstein blamedthe specialization of medicine onthis lack of services.“Cancer doctors as specialistshave focused on trying to curethe cancer, but they also mustfocus on cures for the disease —addiction — that causes many cancers,” Goldstein said.Researchers believe continuedsmoking after being diagnosed with cancer can shorten theprognosis of patients.It also increases risk for moretumors and causes more prob-lems after cancer surgery.Goldstein said cancer patients’physical and psychological issueshave proven difficult to incorpo-rate into oncology.
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BRIEF
Mineral rights raise concern
By Jenny Drabble
Staff Writer
 As fracking moves closer tolegalization in North Carolina,DR Horton homeowners acrossthe state worry their homes could be a site for this controversialmethod of oil extraction. A bill legalizing frackingpassed in committee Wednesday,making applications availablefor permits as early as July 2014if the bill passes in N.C. General Assembly’s short session in May.Since DR Horton homeown-ers don’t own the mineral rightson their property, a subsidiary energy company of DR Hortoncould frack under homeowners’property with or without theirpermission. And homeowners would seeno financial benefit from oil ornatural gas extracted.Despite multiple phonecalls, the company could not bereached for comment on whetherthey would pursue fracking.Some of the DR Horton home-owners in Chapel Hill believe theprocess, which involves extract-ing natural gas or oil using pres-surized fluid, could destroy theirneighborhood if used.“Fracking raises all sorts of questions about water pollution,traffic, noise and ruining both theproperty values and the environ-ment,” said Bill Arthur, residentof the Legend Oaks neighbor-hood in Chapel Hill.“The drilling affects all of the neighbors and has to beapproached on a wider range.Legend Oaks contains houses built by Orleans Homes andnewer houses built by DR Horton.But those who live in Orleanshouses own their mineral rights. Arthur said because his neigh- bor was not comfortable waivinghis mineral rights, DR Horton wouldn’t sell the home to him.“I guess with Horton it’s eithertake it or leave it,” he said.Jim Floyd, a Legend Oaks resi-dent and DR Horton homeown-er, said he was aware of the min-eral rights issue when he boughtthe house and that the company  was very up-front about it.He said he does not wantfracking under his home, but felt
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Rebecca Watson, a senior who plays the role of Agave, performs during the final dress rehearsal of “The Bacchae” on Wednesday night. Theplay was adapted from the ancient Greek tragedy about mortals who are punished for refusing to worship the god Dionysus.
By Kathryn Muller
Staff Writer
 When he first started working on “TheBacchae,” Chris McMahon wanted hisactors to be completely naked.But when the director of LAB! Theatre’slatest LAB!oratory series production wastold that nudity wouldn’t be allowed, hesettled for bandeau tops and bike shorts.“The Bacchae,” a Greek tragedy written by Euripides, is about mortals who refuseto worship the god Dionysus and theirresulting punishment. The play premieresThursday at the Center for Dramatic Art.McMahon, who readapted the play into what he calls a “modern techno style,” said“The Bacchae” is essentially about theexploration of human nature — a conflictthat he says many movies and plays attemptto convey but few actually capture.Instead, McMahon said he had a betteridea for how to interpret the meaning thatlies within “The Bacchae.”“Why do something over that has beendone?” he said.Greg Kable, professor of dramatic art,said that readapting a Greek tragedy like“The Bacchae” is not an easy task.“We have a lot of preconceived notionsabout Greek culture that we get from mov-ies, but trying to make that world come back to life is daunting,” he said.McMahon, in readapting the originaltext, said he took a minimalist approach.“I really wanted to do it in a room, and Ireally wanted arena type staging so nothingis hidden,” he said.Keeping with this interpretation,McMahon also wanted the costumes to beas revealing as possible.“The Greeks had the idea of prudence,”he said. “(This project) rejects a lot of thoseideas.” At first, Paige Kinsley, a member of thecast, said she was uncomfortable with wearing very little clothing, but she saw therevealing wardrobe as an opportunity to try something new.“I wanted to push myself,” she said. “Itdoesn’t faze me anymore because I get how it works with the piece.McMahon’s adaptation also incorporatestechno music into scenes, which sets up an
LAB! Theatre puts a new spin on a Greek drama 
UNC professor wins Guggenheim
By Elizabeth Ayers
Staff Writer
Lisa Lindsay found her next book in a footnote.Lindsay, a history professor, was planning a book on African women, but stumbled on a footnote about James Vaughan,a South Carolina native whomoved to Nigeria in the 1850s. After meeting Vaughn’sdescendants in Nigeria, Lindsay decided to change course.She got some help Friday  when she was tapped for a JohnSimon Guggenheim MemorialFoundation fellowship, which will provide funding for the book about race-related strug-gles in Africa and America inthe 19th century.“The life of James Vaughanforms one thread in a largerfabric of interconnections dur-ing a transformative period in Atlantic history: When slavery  was abolished in the UnitedStates and colonialism began in West Africa, and when peoplein both places struggled overslavery, freedom, and citizen-ship,” Lindsay’s proposal reads. Almost 4,000 historians,scientists, novelists and art-ists apply for the fellowship, but only about 220 awards aregiven out each year.Chairman of the history department Lloyd Kramer, saidthe award shows the quality of the historical scholarship atUNC.This is the second consecu-tive year that a history profes-sor received the fellowship.Fitz Brundage won in 2011 tocomplete his study “Torture in America: The Long History.“I think it’s an honor for ourhistory department as well as forthe University,” Kramer said.Brandon Byrd, a graduatestudent teaching assistant inLindsay’s trans-Atlantic slavetrade class, said he was happy for Lindsay because she workedhard for it.Lindsay said she will use herthe house was worth the risk.“We were told that the pos-sibility of fracking happening was very slim,” he said. “We were alsotold they would stay a certaingreat distance away from our lotif indeed the mineral rights wereto be exercised.If fracking does come to thearea, Arthur said it will affecthim too — despite the fact thathis house was built by Orleansand he owns the mineral rights.The energy company coulddrill in the area if it obtainedmineral rights to a certain per-centage of the land, even if somehomeowners don’t consent.“I don’t think fracking should be allowed in a residential area.If they want to exploit oil, they should buy the properties andrezone the area to non-residen-tial,” Arthur said.Representatives from bothNewland Communities and M/IHomes, other homebuilders, saidthey don’t sell mineral rightsaway from properties.Noelle Talley, spokespersonfor the attorney general, saidin an email that the ConsumerProtection Division is preparinga report for the legislature aboutissues related to fracking, whichis due May 1.“(The Department of Environment and NaturalResources) has shared with ouroffice any public comments thatrelate to consumer protectionmatter, which is how we learnedof the issue involving mineralrights and properties sold by DR Horton,” she said. William Clarke, another resi-dent of Legend Oaks, said he andhis wife oppose fracking.“Whether fracking is madelegal or illegal, it is just immoral,”Clarke said. “We paid for ourproperty and I own it to the cen-ter of the earth.”
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analogy that will allow the audience to con-nect with the philosophy behind the trag-edy, Kinsley said.“Techno is the modern version of theDionysian thought — the unordered, theunattained way of life that people know.”Kable said that while “The Bacchae” is very much a tragic story, it is also oddly comedic.“Dionysus is the unconscious part of ourselves that we can’t control but have toaccept,” he said.“It’s weirdly tragic but weirdly funny  because it gets us looking at the human-ity that lies beyond and below, and what itcosts us to be alive on earth.”
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Lisa Lindsay, an associate profes-sor of history, was awarded aGuggenheim Fellowship to sup-port her research.
grant to relieve her from a yearof teaching so she can focus onher writing.The fellowship requiresrecipients to spend six to 12months on the project.To apply for the fellowship,Lindsay wrote a four-page pro-posal indicating how she woulduse the grant and a three-pageprofessional narrative about her work and accomplishments.But she said the foundationdoes not have a specific set of requirements.“That is why they call theseawards ‘mid-career’ awards,she said.Lindsay was also required tosubmit copies of her previously published books.In 2003, Lindsay publisheda book titled “Working withGender: Wage Labor andSocial Change in SouthwesternNigeria,” which focused on women’s rights and gender in Africa. With the fellowship, Lindsay said she will spend most of the year just writing.“I’ve already done most of my research,” she said. “What Ireally need to do now is just sitin a chair and crank it out.”
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