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Volume 121, Issue 41
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Education economics evaluated
N.C. leaders question the return on investment in higher education.
By Amanda Albright
dth/Anna cantwell A sea of blue filled Kenan Stadium on Sunday morning as students came together to celebrate their graduation.
Tar Heels turn tassels, leave UNC behind
The class of 2013 bade UNC farewell at commencement Sunday, May 12.
By Jordan Bailey
The class of 2013 waved pool noodles, unicorn-shaped helium balloons and “Hey Mom!” signs as they waited for the graduation ceremony to begin Sunday. The 6,027 graduates sat among the 35,000 in attendance at the commencement, which fell, as it always does, on Mother’s Day. Steve Case, co-founder of America
Online and this year’s commencement speaker, urged the graduating class to keep learning during his address. “Be curious,” he said. “Be open. Be flexible. Let your life unfold as a series of chapters. Don’t be so fixated on a specific ending that you neglect to open the door when opportunity knocks.” Case talked about his keys to success, crediting the accomplishments of AOL to what he calls the three P’s — people, passion and perseverance. “I hope you’ll remember those three key attributes,” he said. “And constantly reassess your own lives — and your own choices — to be sure you’re working with and for the best possible team of people, you’re rabidly
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passionate about whatever path you choose and you have the perseverance to stick with it through the tough times.” Case also stressed the importance of entrepreneurship and said innovation is the key to successful communities. At the end of his speech, Case asked everyone in the audience to stand for a picture, which he tweeted with the hashtag #UNC. Earlier in the ceremony, Paul Fulton
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Drew Moretz, a lobbyist for the UNC system, has fielded tough questions from legislators about how state money is being used on college campuses. “We want to make sure they feel there is a return on investment,” he said. Moretz said he emphasizes the economic impact of the UNC system — such as the number of people it puts to work post-graduation — when lobbying legislators. But when economist Mike Walden gave a presentation last year to higher education leaders about the UNC system’s economic impact, several Republican legislators called his findings a ploy for public support. Walden, an economics professor at N.C. State University, found that the UNC system’s teaching function benefited the state by $6.1 billion in 2009 and outof-state students’ spending totaled $400 million. The controversy surrounding his analysis reflects a larger debate in the state and nationwide as to whether public higher education provides an economic return on investment. With some North Carolina leaders doubting education’s viability and less state money available, investments in the UNC system have dropped dramatically. In 2011, a cut of $414 million caused UNC campuses to eliminate 3,000 positions and hundreds of course sections, and McCrory’s 2013-14 budget proposal includes another $139 million cut to the system. The legislature will release its final budget next month. Harry Leo Smith Jr., a businessman and one of 16 new appointees to the UNC-system Board of Governors, said the legislature has been reluctant to fund higher education for political and economic reasons. “It’s a culmination of ideology and the recession,” Smith said. “When the checkbook’s empty, you’re supposed to ask a lot of questions.” But Joe Hackney, a Democrat and Speaker of the N.C. House from 2007-2011, said the reduced investment in higher education can be attributed to Republican control of state politics.
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Sanitation lawsuit moves forward
Fired sanitation workers will proceed with their lawsuit against the town.
By Taylor Greene
Bill would allow guns on campus
A bill to allow guns in cars on campus has gone to the N.C. Senate.
By Sarah Brown
State & National Editor
The ‘Sanitation 2’ Case
Oct. 29, 2010: Bigelow and Clark are fired. October 2011: An official complaint is filed against Chapel Hill. May 2012: The complaint is dismissed by Judge Allen Baddour. May 7, 2013: The N.C. Court of Appeals lets the suit move forward.
After a ruling last week by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, two fired Chapel Hill sanitation workers are now able to take a major step forward with a lawsuit against their former employer. Kerry Bigelow and Clyde Clark, who are also known as the “Sanitation 2,” were fired in October 2010 after the Chapel Hill Public Works Department received complaints about them from town residents. But Bigelow and Clark allege they were fired not for legitimate reasons but for union organizing and complaining about what they considered to be unsafe working conditions. The men, who are both black, also said racial discrimination may have played a part in their firing. On May 7, the Court of Appeals ruled they have a viable wrongful discharge claim against the town. The case, which was originally dismissed by Orange County Superior Court judge Allen Baddour last May, will be sent back to that court for trial.
Al McSurely, the lawyer representing Bigelow and Clark, said the court’s decision is especially significant because of North Carolina’s status as a “right to work” state, meaning private company workers cannot be required to join — or not join — a union. For public employees, like Bigelow and Clark, union membership in N.C. would not be honored by the state. “It is a great victory not just for these two men, but for all public employees because it established that there was a valid legal claim for people against, in this case, the Town of Chapel Hill, for firing somebody because they were an active union member,” McSurely said. Bigelow and Clark joined the N.C. Public Service Workers Union in April
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UNC-system campuses have been gun-free zones for years. But the N.C. General Assembly is now joining South Carolina, Texas and state legislatures around the country in a push to legalize guns on college campuses, despite opposition from higher education leaders and university faculty. A Republican-sponsored bill in the legislature, which passed the House last week, would permit firearms in locked cars on public university campuses. North Carolina and 21 other states currently ban concealed weapons on public college campuses. Supporters of the bill, including legislators and gun rights lobbyists, say the legislation would give legal gun owners a right they should already have. But UNC-system President Tom Ross, faculty and campus police chiefs have spoken out against the bill, citing concerns that guns in any capacity would pose risks for students and faculty. Randy Young, spokesman for UNC’s Department of Public
Safety, said it is rare at UNC for students or faculty to be charged with possession of a firearm, which he said is a felony. Still, Young said frequent vehicle break-ins on campus, the presence of alcohol and drugs and the risk of domestic violence and suicide are all reasons to oppose looser gun restrictions. Allowing guns would also compromise the ability of law enforcement agents to respond to a campus gun crime, he said. “We’d have a hard time discerning between the suspect and others who take it upon themselves to respond, given multiple firearms present,” he said. Kurt Mueller, a spokesman for national gun lobby Students for Concealed Carry, said allowing guns in cars would be convenient for students and faculty commuting to class, especially at night. They wouldn’t have to leave guns at home when driving to campus and could protect themselves if necessary, he said. “We are not trying to put firearms in the hands of everybody,” he said. “These law-abiding adults should be able to carry concealed firearms while on campus under the same terms as they would anywhere else within the state.” But Young said guns would also be a hazard because of the number of people on campus without
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experience handling firearms. Peter Vogel, president of UNC Young Democrats, said he wouldn’t feel safe knowing there were legal guns on campus, even if the gun were in a locked car. “I respect the rights of gun owners who think, by carrying weapons, they’ll make themselves safer,” he said. “But there’s a disconnect between an individual’s safety and the safety of their community.” Andy Pelosi, director of the national Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus — which began after the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting — said North Carolina is one of the campaign’s main lobbying targets. Pelosi said there are economic consequences of allowing guns on
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
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ood things come to those who wait — or to those who pay extra money and exploit others, apparently. Because a Disney World trip isn’t expensive enough already, some W.A.S.P.-y moms are now shelling out extra bucks for private tour guides — but only those who come physically handicapped. So much for equal opportunity. These upper-crust, Manhattan private school-educated elite have figured out that Disney lets their disabled patrons use an auxiliary gate, thus skipping the line. And these mommies want in. Dr. Wednesday Martin’s book, “Primates of Park Avenue,” explains everything. “Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines altogether?”
NOTED. They’ve always said the best teachers draw from their own experiences. Remember those creepy guys that came to your high school to counsel you against using drugs and alcohol? A new report shows that lots of ’em were addicts and alcoholics themselves. So at least they knew what they were talking about, right? QUOTED. “This was Adam and Eve stuff, not even a loincloth.” — Police Capt. Rod Farley found a family of four walking down the road in Charlotte Saturday that was, yup, completely naked. And being led by their grandmother. Their reasoning? The Lord told them to get naked and walk down the street.
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Free samples at Southern Village Farmers Market: Southern Village Farmers Market vendor Phil Campbell of Core Banks Seafood will offer free samples of seafood tacos to the public. Campbell provides fresh fish to the market on a weekly basis. The event is free and open to the public. Time: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Location: Southern Village Farmers Market Baseball game against University of Virginia (sporting event): The Tar Heels will compete today in their first game in the series against U.Va. Admission to the game is free for students. For the general public, costs range from $7 to $10 depending on seat location. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Boshamer Stadium ArtsCenter presents “Walt” (play): The ArtsCenter will present a performance of “Walt” at 8 p.m. The play chronicles the intellectual and literary journey of American poet Walt Whitman.
addie Thompson, 17, keeps busy at the Farmers Market in Chapel Hill selling produce at her family’s produce stand. T-5 Farms is located between Stokes and Alamance County and has had a stand at the Farmers Market for 4 years.
It is premiering in the Southeast. “Walt” stars an ensemble cast including Emily Byrne, Hazel Edmond and Mark Filiaci. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. For students and senior citizens, the advance price is $10 and the door price is $12. Time: 8 p.m. Location: The ArtsCenter
Preserve, an 84-acre area in northeast Durham. The event costs $10 for the general public and $5 for N.C. Botanical Garden members and is open to the public. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: N.C. Botanical Garden Visitor Education Center
Christopher Ryan Spencer, a UNC student, was arrested for assault on a female at 105 Timber Hollow Ct., Apartment 324 at 1:12 a.m. Friday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Upon arrival, police determined Spencer had punched a female victim during a domestic dispute. When officers attempted to arrest him, Spencer fought back, causing minor injuries on an officer. He was transported to the Orange County Jail and held on $2,000 bond, reports state. Someone trespassed at the Bank of America plaza at 137 E. Franklin St. at 12:11 a.m. Friday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone committed larceny at the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery on Legion Road between noon and 7:45 p.m. Friday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a dozen roses valued at $30 from a gravestone, reports state. Two people shoplifted from 201 S. Estes Dr. between 6:30 p.m. and 6:44 p.m. Saturday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. They stole an estimated $2,636 in merchandise from Dillard’s, including three watches and seven handbags, reports state. Someone forcibly broke and entered at 201 S. Estes Dr. between 2:44 a.m. and 2:46 a.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person broke into University Mall and Goldworks jewelry store with the use of a shotgun, causing $2,000 in damage to an entrance and $500 in damage to a computer monitor, reports state.
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School of Medicine hosts talk on “The Past, Present and Future of Personalized Medicine” (lecture): Three alumni of the UNC School of Medicine, Hutton Kearney, Peter Mohler and Steven Belinsky, will give an oriented symposium on the impact of science on personalized medicine. The event is free and open to the public. Time: 3 to 5 p.m. Location: Hanes Art Center
CUAB hosts strawberry picking: CUAB will host a strawberry picking event as a summer field trip. The event will take place at a local strawberry patch. The cost is covered by the organization, but reservations are necessary and space is limited. Contact Kate Garand at garand@ live.unc.edu to reserve a space. Time: 5 p.m. Location: Meet at the Student Union To make a calendar submission, email calendar@dailytarheel. com. Please include the date of the event in the subject line, and attach a photo if you wish. Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day or the day before they take place.
Penny’s Bend Wild Blue Indigo Hike: Penny’s Bend Management Committee member Ed Harrison will lead a nature hike through Penny’s Bend Nature
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
EPA takes interest in Rogers Road
The EPA is revisiting a claim of civil rights violations in the area.
By McKenzie Coey
Six years after a Rogers Road resident filed a complaint against local governments with the Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA seems to be taking new interest in the case. The complaint, submitted by Rev. Robert Campbell in 2007, dealt with a lack of utilities in the Rogers Road community. The historically black neighborhood, which has housed Orange County’s landfill since 1972, continues to deal with issues such as a lack of access to sewer service. Bob Epting, a lawyer for the
Orange Water and Sewer Authority, said the EPA recently requested to speak with the community’s water service provider. Epting said he will meet with EPA representatives at the end of May. “That email came sometime within the last six weeks,” Epting said. “That email said that the EPA’s (Office of Civil Rights) would like to have a telephone call with me about the Rogers Road issues.” Carrboro’s attorney Michael Brough sent an email to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on May 6 expressing his concerns regarding the EPA’s email to Epting. Brough said he was worried the Town of Carrboro may need to examine its contracts with the Rogers Road community if an investigation is opened. Recently, local governments approved the construction of a new
community center in the neighborhood. “I do not know where this is going or what effect, if any, this may have on the current discussions regarding the community center,” Brough said in the email. But Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton said he is not worried about any threat to the community center. “I think the Town of Carrboro is committed to putting significant resources into the community because we feel we have a moral commitment to do so,” Chilton said. He said the fact that OWASA had received an email from the EPA was not enough to suggest an investigation would take place. “I don’t think it has a major impact unless some kind of reason emerges to become concerned that the civil rights complaint is headed somewhere,” he said.
Chilton said the complaint instead should make the towns consider their legal obligation to the Rogers Road community. He added that he doubts the issue falls under the EPA’s jurisdiction. “I don’t think, under federal law, that the civil rights complaint amounts to something the federal government should get involved in,” Chilton said. Epting said OWASA agreed to extend sewer services in 2007 to Rogers Road residents who requested it. But he said no residents submitted a request. OWASA policy states it will only extend service if residents make a formal request and accept the cost of the extension, Epting said. People living on Rogers Road would have to pay for the extension through monthly service charges.
“The residents who were unserved did not want to pay for the extension,” Epting said. Carrboro Alderwoman Jacquelyn Gist said the town remains attentive to the needs of the Rogers Road community. “All of the governing bodies have committed to putting significant moneys into that community and have already put significant moneys into the community,” she said. Gist said she thought the recent actions of local governments with regards to the neighborhood were focused on community needs. She added that she doubts the need for a federal investigation. “I think this is a bureaucratic action as opposed to a community action,” she said. Contact the desk editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
grandma and grad
New budget proposed to Town Council
Council members also loosened regulations on food trucks.
By Claire Ogburn and Cammie Bellamy
dth/Anna cantwell dth/Kaki pope courtesy of Paula Rosales Graduates Helen Joan Hunter, Mari Rosales and Herodes Guzman each had a special graduation day Sunday.
Commencement marked the end of three unconventional journeys.
By Jordan Bailey
Among the 6,027 graduating Sunday was 87-year-old Helen Joan Hunter, a grandmother of six who returned to UNC to get the degree that she couldn’t finish in 1947. “She’s a great story teller, and all growing up, this was a reoccurring story that she would tell us,” said Ryan Helton, Hunter’s grandson. “About how she went to school and went through almost her entire bachelor’s degree, and then the last semester she got pregnant and had appendicitis and she could never finish her last class.” More than 65 years later, Hunter completed her final three credits — with an online course on the history of Elvis Presley. “I had choices, and that looked about as easy as any of them,” she said. Hunter said finally receiving her degree made her feel complete.
“I know this means a lot to her, and it means a lot to our entire family,” Helton said. Also among the class of 2013 graduates was Mari Rosales, a teacher who returned to school after battling an aggressive form of breast cancer. Rosales said she hopes to use her nursing degree to eventually become a hospice nurse. “I like to say that the doctors and the nurses both saved my life with the drugs they gave me,” she said. “But the nurses really helped me feel human, and they saved my soul basically. They took care of the emotional aspect of my life as well as giving me great nursing care, and so I thought I could do that as well.” Sandra Hoffman, one of Rosales’ professors at UNC, said Rosales was good at working with patients. “She was very thoughtful,” she said. “She was very engaged with her patients and had a lot of empathy for them. “She’s very open emotionally to other people and to understanding the experiences of other people, and perhaps that’s because she’s gone through so much herself.” Herodes Guzman, a class of 2013
graduate who is the first in his family to graduate from college, also plans to go into medicine and will attend UNC’s School of Medicine in the fall. “I got Type 1 diabetes when I was a senior in high school,” he said. “It doesn’t define me, but I have to deal with it every single day. And so that was probably the moment where I really wanted to go to medical school.” Guzman said he was glad his family had the opportunity to see him graduate because it was the first time they had seen a college graduation. “That, for me, was really special,” he said. “Not the fact that I was graduating, but the fact that my family got to see me graduate.” Leticia Guzman, Herodes Guzman’s mom, said he is extremely dedicated to everything he does, and was accepted to every school he applied to. Leticia Guzman also said she was excited to see her son graduate. “For a parent, it’s a feeling of great success, especially being Latino,” she said. “He made it through his first four years, and we hope that he will keep succeeding through his endeavors.” Contact the desk editor at email@example.com.
As Chapel Hill looks for more sustainable ways to fund town services, residents may be facing a 2-cent tax increase. At a busy Monday night Town Council meeting, town manager Roger Stancil presented his recommended budget for fiscal year 2013-14. Stancil’s proposal included a 2-cent tax increase to be equally divided between the town’s transit and general funds. Stancil said the continuing effects of the 2008 economic downturn make the tax increase necessary. “We’ve had sluggish growth since then and, as we’ve talked about, we’ve only just in sales tax gotten back to where we were in 2008,” Stancil said. He said in the coming year, Chapel Hill’s property tax base is expected to grow by only 0.75 percent, not nearly enough to cover major costs. A large proportion of the proposed tax increase would go to funding services at Chapel Hill’s recently expanded public library, which reopened last month. The town hopes to have the library open 58 hours per
week, up from the current 54, but down considerably from its original 68 hours per week. The Town Council will debate Stancil’s budget over the next few weeks before a final budget is approved June 10. Later in the meeting, council members approved changes to the town’s rules for food trucks, allowing organizers to host food truck rodeos in town. Council members also passed a motion reducing regulatory fees for food trucks from $600 to $200. Another issue brought up at the meeting council members plan to address in future meetings was the grievance-filing process for town employees. Al McSurely, the lawyer for recently fired Chapel Hill police officer Lee Thompson, spoke before the meeting. Thompson was fired after using state equipment to haul a fallen tree branch from the lawn of a local credit union. Thompson was paid $2,600 for his work, which the town said was in violation of protocol. But McSurely said the town has ignored the recommendation of Chapel Hill’s Personnel Appeals Committee that Thompson should be rehired. “You’re given some kind of a hearing before you’re fired, and certainly given a hearing after you get fired if you have a constitutional right.” Contact the desk editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapel hill projects, 2013-14
Chapel Hill officials are planning several major development projects for fiscal year 2013-14. Some of the proposals include: $16,620,000: New public safety headquarters to replace existing Chapel Hill Police Department. $14 million: Renovations to at least three Chapel Hill Fire Department stations. $3 million: Creation of a new waste transfer station. $4,840,000: Renovations to Chapel Hill Town Hall.
Summer road construction projects mean detours for 15 transit routes as of Monday
Chapel Hill’s summer 2013 road construction projects kicked off Monday, causing detours on 15 Chapel Hill Transit buses. During the South Columbia Street widening projects — and other south Chapel Hill road projects — the D, J, NS, V, CCX, CPX, JFX, PX, RU, Saturday JN and Saturday T routes will be detoured. Additionally, the A, DX, NU and U routes will be delayed during construction at the intersection of Stadium Drive and South Road. Chapel Hill Transit is advising riders to make extra time in their schedules to accommodate the detours and possible delays. For the latest on transit route detours, riders should regularly check the Town of Chapel Hill website.
Q&A with Tom Acitelli
A UNC alumnus and former senior editor of The New York Observer, Tom Acitelli is the author of “The Audacity of Hops,” which chronicles the history of America’s craft beer revolution. Staff writer Alex Dixon spoke with Acitelli about the beer industry in North Carolina, a trip to Belgium and his favorite places to drink in Chapel Hill. by location, emphasizing centers for craft brewery movements. Does craft brewery spring up in a city and spread outward?
DAILY TAR HEEL: Why did you want to write a book about the history of craft brewing? TOM ACITELLI: I was a business journalist for many years in New York, and I wanted to write a great business story and craft beer fit that story. It’s very much an entrepreneurial story, and the story of business intersecting with several societal trends. And it was just a lot of fun. DTH: You discuss in the book how the U.S. influenced the craft brewery movement in other countries. Why do you think it started here and how has it spread?
everyone looked to Northern Europe — Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, the Netherlands. Now, because of the craft beer movement in the United States, it’s sort of reversed. And craft beer movements in France, Italy, Argentina, look to the U.S.
TA: They do tend to spring up in cities and spread outward. You need that customer base and usually you get breaks on industrial space. I think what’s happening in North Carolina is interesting as far as craft beer goes because the state is encouraging brewers to open up within North Carolina. North Carolina’s always been the most forward-looking Southern state. It turns out an educated, forward-looking workforce. These are the folks that lead the industries and the folks with the spending money and the tastes. They want good beer. DTH: Do you think there’s a shift in consumer preferences for craft beers over the “big beers,” like Coors and Budweiser, that you mention in the book? TA: Anecdotally, yes. You hear more about people pairing craft beers with good food. Statistically, it’s true because the American beer market is shrinking. Recently, China overtook the United States as the world’s biggest brewing country by volume. While the overall market shrinks, the craft beer segment has been growing steadily now for at least 10 years. So while it represents 7 to 10 percent of the national market, in some areas, like the Pacific Northwest and Asheville and the
courtesy of Peter Lettre Tom Acitelli, author of “The Audacity of Hops,” spoke of his new book that chronicles the history of America’s beer.
Chapel Hill residents discuss possibility of adding sidewalk along Country Club Road
Some Chapel Hill residents who are concerned about the safety of pedestrians on Country Club Road met earlier this month to discuss ways to help pedestrians move safely along the road. Suggestions included the construction of a sidewalk, speed bumps, reducing the speed limit and stop signs. The group will continue to meet throughout the summer. — From staff and wire reports
TA: As recently as 20 years ago,
Triangle in North Carolina, it may represent 15 to 25 percent, and those shares are only getting bigger.
DTH: Where was your favorite place to drink when you attended UNC? TA: Linda’s downstairs and He’s Not Here as well. Oh, and the Carolina Brewery is fantastic. They have something called the Frank Porter Graham.
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UNC ramps up background checks
Background checks will be required for work with minors.
By Sarah Niss
Following the sexual abuse scandal at Pennsylvania State University in the fall of 2011, the University is re-evaluating its policies surrounding minors on campus. Starting this summer, background checks will be required for all employees of programs where individuals under the age of 18 live on campus, whether or not they are directly hired by UNC.
“(The Penn State scandal) heightened everyone’s awareness of responsibilities universities have to protect minors who might be on campus,” said Carol Tresolini, vice provost for academic initiatives. The background checks come at the recommendation of a task force that deals with issues relating to minors, said Taffye Clayton, vice provost for diversity and multicultural affairs, who leads the task force with Tresolini. In August 2012, the task force was charged with compiling all University or third-party programs that bring minors to campus, Clayton said. She said they found that more than 125 programs, some
“Certainly there are costs ... this is one cost among many when you employ individuals.”
Matthew Brody, associate vice chancellor for human resources
residential and others nonresidential, serve minors at the University who are not UNC students. These include sports camps, admissions events and arts programs. Tresolini said there is a broad range of policies regarding minors in these programs. Some require background checks or staff training, while others do not. “It made it clear to us we need to establish some good, strong policies and practices,” she said. Matthew Brody, associate vice chancellor for human resources and a member of the task force, said there are multiple pieces to the policy being developed, and requiring background checks for employees is the first. “The background check piece is something we already have in place for current (University) employees, and can be quickly ramped up,” he said. Tresolini said the committee hopes to have a full policy
on minors prepared by the end of the summer, including guidelines for reporting violations and regulations for training and conduct. But the group didn’t want to wait to finish the policy before instituting background checks in residential programs, she said. “We felt that the greatest risk is with residential overnight camps,” she said. All employees will have a background check annually, and the costs will be covered by the program. Tresolini said the University pays around $25 for each background check. Denise Young, director of education and planning at the Morehead Planetarium and
Science Center, said University staff at the planetarium already receive background checks and training. She said the camps are revenue-generating businesses, and the money that campers pay covers fees like background checks. Eventually all programs, including nonresidential ones, will require staff to have a background check, Brody said. “Certainly there are costs, and this is one cost among many when you employ individuals,” Brody said. “The value of one child being protected is priceless.” Contact the desk editor at email@example.com.
All up in your business
Part of a periodic update on local businesses.
Compiled by staff writer Anna Long.
Carolina Brewery expands distribution
As of last month, many out-of-state Carolina Brewery fans can buy the company’s beers in their hometowns. The Chapel Hill company recently expanded distribution of its craft beers to Georgia, Nashville, Tenn., and Virginia Beach, Va., in hopes of becoming a more regional brewery, owner Robert Poitras said. The new distribution deals follow the brewery’s successful expansion to South Carolina markets last March. Poitras said the brews have been selling particularly well in Charleston. “Charleston has a lot of similarities to the Triangle in terms of its craft beer and food culture,” Poitras said. “We have about a year under our belt there and our brands have been very well received.” Poitras said he believes the new distribution locations are well suited to help grow Carolina Brewery’s business. “We always value using the right locations,” he said. “I’ve personally spent time in each of those markets in the last six weeks and met with retailers to establish relationships. I feel like we have good positioning there.” The beers can be purchased in bars, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and select bottle shops, Poitras said.
Old Chicago Pizza Company set to open
Chapel Hill pizza enthusiasts might anxiously await the arrival of Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom at the 140 West Franklin development, set to open in early 2014. Old Chicago has signed a deal to open a 6,800-squarefoot eatery in a ground-floor retail space. It will be the company’s first location in Chapel Hill and only current North Carolina site. Kendria Sweet, 140 West’s spokeswoman, said she believes Old Chicago Pizza will add to the culture of the development and to the downtown area. “I think they have a very diverse menu with good price points all around,” Sweet said. “I think they appeal to folks that live in town and folks that live on campus.” The 140 West development carefully considers businesses before welcoming them to the retail space, Sweet said. “Before we even talk to any business seriously, we look at how well it suits the people who will be living at 140 West and how well it adds to Franklin Street as a whole,” Sweet said. “We want to strengthen the downtown area and that’s very important to us.” The restaurant opens on the heels of Mellow Mushroom pizzeria, which started serving on Franklin Street in March.
Greenbridge opens interactive lounge
People interested in living in a Greenbridge condominium now have a lounge designed just for them. Greenbridge welcomed visitors to the grand opening of its new sales space, the “Live Here Lounge,” on May 9. The sales space offers a comfortable environment for potential owners and residents of Greenbridge alike. “It’s a very welcoming and exciting place for our agents to work and for our prospects to come and transact their real estate business,” said Betty Harbourt, the executive vice president of The Marketing Directors, the sales company for Greenbridge. The space is located on the ground level of the development and features a conference room with wireless access, soft drinks, snacks and magazines to make guests feel welcome. The room is inviting and bright, Harbourt said. “It’s not your typical sales office where you sit at a desk and talk to your agent and it’s all very sterile and stuffy,” Harbourt said. “The ‘Live Here Lounge’ is meant to be very interactive and fun.” About 120 people attended the grand opening of the lounge last week. Attendees could explore the features of the lounge as well as the amenities of the condos, Harbourt said. The 10-story Rosemary Street development that houses the lounge features energy-efficient units that use recycled water and re-filtered air. The building also contains a number of rooftop gardens and offers a bike share program for residents, Harbourt said. Of 97 total units, 54 have sold, Harbourt said. Contact the desk editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NC Symphony reinvigorates ‘Rite’
By Kathryn Muller
It is a history of conspiracy theories, controversy and artistic evolution. Since its 1913 premiere in Paris, Vaslav Nijinsky and Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” has been celebrated as a musical landmark of the 20th century. Thursday night it will be celebrated again at Memorial Hall, when the North Carolina Symphony performs the music from the controversial ballet for the The Rite of Spring Centennial. This centennial performance, however, is quite unlike other centennial celebrations that are likely to come to university campuses, said guest lecturer Letitia Glozer, who will be giving a pre-performance lecture in Gerrard Hall. “We regularly have centenaries around the birth of an author, or a composer or an artist,” Glozer said. “But this entire centenary worldwide is around one piece of music — that’s
unprecedented.” In the century since “The Rite of Spring’s” premiere, it has remained a living piece, partly because of its rhythmic complexity that is constantly changing throughout the piece, Glozer said. “As a work of art, it is so perfect,” she said. One aspect of “The Rite of Spring” many people believe sparked the riot is the bassoon solo that starts off the piece — one that principal bassoonist John Pederson said is performed in such a high register that the instrument is almost unrecognizable. “It’s a very treacherous solo. Anything can go wrong,” he said. “Even if you think you’re playing it correctly you can get a squeak or a squawk.” Stravinsky expanded the range of instruments and raised the bar in terms of what was expected of them, which is why the bassoon solo is so difficult, Pederson said. “It’s very much a landmark piece in classical music, and even though it’s 100 years old,
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it still sounds very fresh today, and that’s really hard to do,” Pederson said. The North Carolina Symphony has performed “The Rite of Spring” multiple times in the past and will always keep the piece in their repertoire, said music director and conductor Grant Llewellyn. “For any self-respecting symphony orchestra, to play ‘The Rite of Spring’ is a little bit like an actor having to play Hamlet,” Llewellyn said. Because the symphony orchestra performs a new piece each week, they only have three rehearsals before the concert performance, which is a big challenge for the orchestra, Llewellyn said. “Every time one approaches ‘The Rite of Spring,’ it is with a little bit of fear and
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trepidation because it’s that sort of a piece,” he said. “It never gets easy.” Llewellyn also said “The Rite of Spring” has a sonic
impact that can only really be appreciated in a venue like Memorial Hall, with worldclass acoustics to accentuate the intricacies of the piece.
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What you missed while we were out
Autopsy released for junior Stedman Gage
UNC junior Stedman Gage died after inhaling aerosol computer duster, according to an autopsy report released May 8 by North Carolina’s chief medical examiner. The report states Gage suffered from an underlying cardiovascular disease that made him especially sensitive to the toxic affects of the gas. His official cause of death was listed as difluoroethane toxicity. The autopsy stated the gas likely caused acute cardiac arrhythmia, or a disruption of the heartbeat. as today’s “Crossover Week” deadline neared. Bills that have not yet been introduced by today won’t be considered during the current session, as House and Senate rules.
Sexual assault task force to oversee reform
The Sexual Assault Task Force was announced May 1 and will consist of 21 UNC community members. The force is charged with making recommendations for reform of the University’s current sexual assault policies. Interim Title IX coordinator Christi Hurt, who will lead the force, said members will emphasize community input in their discussions. The committee could present its recommendations to Chancellor-elect Carol Folt as early as August, she said. The committee will be meeting throughout the summer to discuss how the system can be reformed to better serve all parties involved. The force held its first meeting Wednesday at 10 a.m. Visit dailytarheel.com for full coverage of the meeting.
nals of the ACC tournament, the North Carolina softball team was ousted by Florida State in a 3-0 contest. Without an automatic bid, the Tar Heels waited to learn their fate as the selections for the NCAA Tournament were announced. On Sunday night, the Tar Heels found out that they will be traveling to Eugene, Ore., for a regional match-up against Wisconsin.
Women’s tennis heads into Sweet Sixteen
The No. 2 North Carolina women’s tennis team has been on a tear since the end of the spring semester. In a regional tournament that UNC hosted, the Tar Heels started the NCAA playoffs with a strong first round performance, beating South Carolina State 4-0. UNC continued its success in the second round against No. 31 Tennessee with a 4-1 victory and will continue their quest to an NCAA title in Illinois-Urbana this weekend when they play No. 16 Nebraska in a sweet sixteen matchup.
Students among many arrested at legislature
College students from across the state have been using their First Amendment rights to protest at the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh over the last couple of weeks. On May 1, five students, including two from UNC, were arrested for breaking through a police line during a protest of Republican legislative policies such as cuts to higher education funding. On Monday, a crowd of more than 200 students, professors, doctors and senior citizens joined forces for a protest within the legislative building. State NAACP leader William Barber said he is calling the weekly demonstrations “Moral Mondays.” After two minutes of chanting and singing, police gave people two minutes to leave the area — but 49 stayed, including several students, and were arrested for violation of building rules, failure to disperse and trespassing. Over one hundred protestors have been arrested at the legislature since April 29. The flurry of recent protests did little to disrupt state legislators, who continued to introduce final legislative pushes
Irish Pub became the first business to occupy 206 W. Franklin St. since Kildare’s Irish Pub closed in March. With a grand opening celebration, the restaurant and bar introduced itself to the Chapel Hill community. Owner and operator James Jackson said he and his staff were excited to open the restaurant, which is based on the original Fitzgerald’s location in Charlotte. “This is the second Fitzgerald’s — (we’re) kind of creating a brand,” Jackson said. “This space opened up and we jumped up, really excited to be here.” Though the area was already suited for an Irish pub, Jackson and Fitzgerald’s partners made a few changes
dth/rachel hare Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, which replaced Kildare’s Irish Pub at 206 W. Franklin St., held its grand opening Friday evening.
before opening. Besides a new floor and fresh paint, they brought in a new sound system, DJ booth and furniture. Jackson said they wanted to make changes to rede-
fine the space, so customers wouldn’t compare the restaurant to Kildare’s. “We’re kind of fighting some battles of people comparing us to them,” he said.
Softball receives NCAA tournament seed
After beating Georgia Tech 6-2 to advance to the semifi-
Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub celebrates opening night
On Friday, Fitzgerald’s
courtesy of matthew hickson Approximately 150 students from around the state rallied at the General Assembly May 1. Five students were arrested that day.
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to remember is that the University is your home, and we are all your family.” The Tar Pit erupted in cheers as senior class Vice President Nora Chan instructed the class of 2013 to move their tassels from right to left to signify their new status as graduates. Senior Emily Smith said graduating felt unreal. “It’s weird,” she said. “It’s kind of surreal. I did not think this would come so soon.” Smith advised undergraduates not to take themselves too seriously during college. “Just have fun,” she said. “And enjoy yourself — but lege — who is doing the most with the money they get?” Schools have to balance measures of economic impact with soft outcomes such as critical thinking, Smith said. But David Ayers, a professor at UNC-Greensboro, said increasing emphasis on the economic impact of education is damaging. “The legislature is trying to choose for them, and is pushing them in the direction of job training,” Ayers said. Sen. Jeff Tarte, R-Mecklenburg, said universities need to educate students and prepare them for careers. “You don’t want to invest in a system where nobody graduated or had an interest,” he said. Ayers said the return on
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street along their garbage route. These initial complaints began in July 2010. In September of that year, the town received additional complaints that residents felt threatened by the men. Bigelow and Clark have not denied these allegations, but they claim they were not given appropriate intermediate disciplinary action. No warnings were required for dismissal in this case, but disciplinary meetings were not held before the men were discharged. The town now has 30 days to petition the N.C. Supreme Court for a review of the case. If the town decides not to file a petition — or if the petition is not granted — the case will be sent back to Superior Court for a jury trial. And if a jury trial takes place, McSurely says the plaintiffs intend to go forward with the full discovery process. He said the plaintiffs will seek back pay for Bigelow and Clark, as well as attorney fees. They will also seek damages to be awarded by the jury. Contact the desk editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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of the Board of Governors presented English professor Darryl Gless with the UNC Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, and five distinguished honorees were presented with honorary degrees. Tim Palmer, president of the senior class, urged his classmates to remember two things as they leave school. “Remember what Eve Carson taught us,” he said. “As we strive to be great, always remember to be good. “And the second thing
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2010. But town attorney Ralph Karpinos said despite the men’s union affiliation, Chapel Hill had legitimate reasons for firing them. “We are defending the decision and we will continue to defend the decision,” he said. According to the Court of Appeals’ findings, officials had received multiple complaints by residents claiming the pair failed to remove yard waste and left debris on the
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campus — concerned parents might choose to send their children to college in states with stricter gun control, for example, or faculty might look for a job elsewhere. “Colleges and universities are safe places,” he said. “A lot of what happens, when it does happen, is off campus.” A total of 369 universities across the country have signed onto the Keep Guns Off Campus campaign, including the UNC system. North Carolina’s bill is currently in a Senate committee. Young said even if the bill becomes law, he won’t know the impact of the policy until the University Counsel analyzes the issue and advises DPS on its implementation. “It’s premature for us to
“They’ve always been more skeptical of the value of the university system and a little more hostile to some of the things that go on at universities,” he said. Hackney said the UNC system has provided longstanding economic benefits to the state by employing a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, public service, science and research. Smith said the state should evaluate its investment in the UNC system through schools’ job attainment rates and graduation rates. “There has to be some accountability to performance,” he said. “You can break it down college by col-
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dth/sarah brown Hundreds of protestors at the N.C. General Assembly Monday rallied against several Republican legislative proposals, including attempts to expand gun freedoms on college campuses.
speculate how it’s going to play out,” he said. Vogel said the bill is likely to pass, given the widespread Republican support it has received. But he said legalizing guns on campuses would not
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tar Heels ﬁght for conference title
By Carlos Collazo
After their first series loss of the season last weekend, the now No. 4 North Carolina baseball team will face No. 7 Virginia Thursday — and attempt to win the Coastal Division of the ACC in the process. Going into the series, the Tar Heels are 20-5 in conference play and sit in first place, while the Cavaliers are 20-7 and sit in second. This final regular season series for both teams will determine the winner of the division. “Our league’s really, really good and Virginia is right up there at the top,” coach Mike Fox said. “They have had a sensational season. Certainly they are one of the better teams in our league — I think everybody knows that. “All you have to do is look at their record and where they are … They are always good, and this year they are
especially good.” Facing a team that is in the top 10 in the nation in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, UNC will need solid work from its pitchers. But Fox said he has no doubts that his team and ace pitcher Kent Emanuel — who lost the game to Georgia Tech in the last inning last week — will be ready to go come Thursday. “(Emanuel) pitched great against Georgia Tech, (he) just gave up one big inning,” Fox said. “This is a big series and a good team — no reason we won’t be ready.” Senior outfielder Chaz Frank said his team has no problems putting losses behind them and moving forward to the next challenge. “I think we have a really tough team,” Frank said. “A team that is not going to dwell too much on our losses.” Sophomore starting pitcher Benton Moss said he also
realizes that the next game is the one that they really need to focus on. “This will definitely be the most important series because it is the series at hand,” Moss said. “That’s what coach says: Concentrate on the game at hand, the pitch at hand.” The Tar Heels may have more than just concentration working in there favor though. After breaking his foot in a game April 12, freshman slugger Skye Bolt played Tuesday and should be in the lineup for Thursday night’s game. Fox said Bolt was cleared to play on Monday. In 125 at-bats this season, Bolt leads the team with a .392 average, a .648 slugging percentage and is second only to third baseman Colin Moran with a .509 on-base percentage. But regardless of who is in the lineup, the Tar Heels have shown they know how impor-
dth/rachel hare Freshman Skye Bolt was sporting a new brace for his broken foot Tuesday when he made his return to the lineup for a mid-week game against Appalachian State. He is expected to play this weekend.
tant this series is. “Our team will bounce back (from the Georgia Tech series loss) because this is a tough team and a hardwork-
ing team,” Frank said. “But of course with me being a senior, I will be around the club house and locker room picking people up and saying
‘Let’s move on, we have bigger things ahead of us.’” Contact the desk editor at email@example.com.
UNC out for revenge in playoffs Women’s lacrosse to face ACC foe
By Max Miceli
The Tar Heels will play Virginia on Fetzer Field Saturday.
By Aaron Dodson
The last time the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team got a chance to see ACC foe Virginia play in April, the Cavaliers were battling against top-ranked Maryland in the ACC tournament semifinals at Fetzer Field, and nearly played their way into the conference title game. Now, nearly a month later, the No. 3 Tar Heels will cross paths with Virginia in Chapel Hill yet again — this time meeting the Cavaliers on the field in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Coach Jenny Levy said Saturday’s postseason matchup between two conference opponents is not uncommon. “Facing an ACC opponent during the NCAAs is something all ACC teams have dealt with year-in and year-out,” she said. “But it’s the third round of the tournament, and I think regardless of who the opponent is, it’s going to be a very competitive game.” After a first-round bye, UNC advanced to the quarterfinals for the ninth consecutive season with a 19-9 win against Loyola Sunday. The Cavaliers had a tougher road to the quarterfinals but responded by picking up a first-round victory against Pennsylvania before upsetting No. 6 Georgetown in the second round. Saturday’s game will mark Virginia’s second trip to Chapel Hill to face the Tar Heels this season. And while UNC slid past the Cavaliers 8-7 in the first meeting, Levy said both teams have come a long way since the matchup in March. “Both teams are really different. Both teams have gone through an entire season since that game,” she said. “It’s now May and Virginia and (we) have worked hard and continued to develop our programs. “From my perspective I think it’s a completely new (Virginia) team.” Even on paper, the unseeded team UNC will face in the quarterfinals is different from the No. 8 Virginia team the Tar Heels played during the regular season. But regardless of rankings,
the Cavaliers have hit their peak at the right time heading into Saturday’s game. Virginia has won four of its last five games with two victories during the span coming against top-ten opponents. A win against UNC would mark the fourth top-ten team it has beaten this season. “Virginia is a great team that’s playing its best lacrosse right now,” Levy said. “Their offense puts a lot of different types of looks in that put a lot of pressure on the defense, so I think we need to play a really clean game defensively.” For senior midfielder Kara Cannizzaro, whose five-goal, two-assist performance against Loyola was arguably her best as a Tar Heel, the approach UNC should take against its ACC rival is simple. “I think we need to stick to our game plan and just play really disciplined but really aggressive lacrosse,” Cannizzaro said. “If we execute the small things then everything will fall into place.” Contact the desk editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the first round of the NCAA playoffs last year, the Denver Pioneers handed the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team a heartbreaking loss in front of a home crowd at Fetzer Field. The loss still sits prominently in the minds of the current players — and this Sunday, when the Tar Heels take on Denver in a quarterfinal match-up in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, UNC is looking for revenge. “Last year was a devastating loss,” senior captain Marcus Holman said. “They couldn’t have scripted it any better for us.” Holman said both teams have changed since last year, but there is one important constant — the faceoff specialists. Last year’s contest, in which junior R.G. Keenan faced off against Denver’s Chase Carraro, was the only time in the last two years when he failed to win doubledigit faceoffs when given 20 or more opportunities. “(Carraro) definitely got the better of me,” Keenan said. “He’s a very, very good athlete. If you do win the ball, he’s going to chase you down and make it harder for you to pick the ball up.” In Denver’s first-round playoff game this year,
Carraro proved to be the difference for Denver by winning 22 of 35 draws. But Keenan did the same thing for UNC — winning 15 of 22 draws and scoring a goal. Keenan said he’s not worried about his past performance against Carraro — instead, he’s focusing on his own game. “I’m not going to do anything different than what I normally do — I just keep doing my thing,” Keenan said. “I’m not trying to make it too complicated.” Once Keenan gets the ball down to the offensive end, it’ll be up to Tewaaraton finalist Holman and fellow attackmen to score on the Pioneers’ twogoalie system. While most teams stick with one goalkeeper who starts and finishes games, Denver starts lefty Ryan LaPlante and replaces him with right-handed Jamie Faus
dth/claire mayes Junior Jordan Smith and UNC’s defense hope to continue their success from last weekend’s 16-7 win against Lehigh.
at halftime. This strategy may be a concern to most teams. But Breschi said he isn’t worried. “We have a righty and a lefty in practice every day, so our guys are seeing both hands,” Breschi said. “At the end of the day, I think it comes down to taking quality shots
and canning those opportunities.” With two top-five scoring offenses taking the field Sunday, finishing those chances may determine whether UNC gets revenge or sent home — again. Contact the desk editor at email@example.com.
Grandma Jo graduates
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An 87-year-old grandmother of six was among the new graduates on Sunday. See pg. 3 for story.
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Sexual assault reform
The new task force first met Wednesday morning. Visit dailytarheel.com for full coverage of the meeting.
All Up in Your Business
A host of new businesses emerges in local spots, including Franklin Street. See pg. 4 for story.
Solution to 4/29 puzzle
A UNC task force revamps background check policies for programs with minors. See pg. 4 for story.
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“Here’s your lesson kids: If you lose at the ballot box repeatedly, take over the streets. That’s true democracy at work.”
Raptor, on 49 people arrested at the General Assembly Monday
The ﬁerce urgency of now
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Our shrinking faculty requires more action
at work making budget cuts to higher education, they continue to amaze us as they let us know that they care more about making laws based on their personal beliefs and opinions than making laws in the interest of the general public. Again, the NCGA is undermining the autonomy of women by suggesting that we take our decisions lightly and that we are even privileged enough to end a pregnancy based on the sex of the child (how about a livable minimum wage for starters?). We want legislation that will improve the quality of life for all people in the North Carolina community, not ill-conceived attempts that would only benefit the agenda of a powerful few. Micha’le Simmons Graduate student Gillings School of Global Public Health
f you were to have told me when I first came to UNC that in a few years I would find myself in handcuffs, I would have called you crazy. I say this to stress that the now over a hundred North Carolinians who have made the decision to engage in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience have not made this decision lightly. Yet as many continue to join the growing protests led by the North Carolina NAACP, on what are now being called “Moral Mondays,” many of us feel as though we have been left no other choice. On May 1, celebrated globally as International Workers’ Day, hundreds of students from across North Carolina took to the streets during an action organized by the North Carolina Student Power Union. During this action I, along with four other students, sat in the middle of Jones Street, in front of the legislative building, with a banner reading, “We Demand a Future.” We used this language to highlight the ways in which students and youth across the state are being denied opportunity and a civic voice by those currently in power. Eventually, the five of us were arrested for attempting to go inside the legislative building. For those of us choosing this path of resistance, these protests are not out of a desire for chaos. These right-wing policies will dramatically hurt people’s lives. As many of those being arrested will tell you, these actions are not about us. We are choosing to be arrested for the 8,400 students who will lose financial aid if the hundreds of millions of proposed budget cuts to the UNC system are passed. We are choosing to be arrested for the 500,000 lowincome North Carolinians who will lose health care, for the 170,000 jobless North Carolinians who will lose benefits, for the more than 500,000 North Carolinians who could be disenfranchised if a voter ID bill is passed. We are choosing to be arrested for the workers who are facing attacks on their rights to organize and poor North Carolinians who will face an even harsher reality. For those who question these tactics, or who tell us to simply “wait” until the next election, I urge you to read Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail:” “We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied.’” The urgency is real. The harm done in this one legislative session could have consequences for generations. If I learned anything while at UNC, it is that there are times when silence, when inactivity is not an option. We call on all North Carolinians of conscience to join these growing protests. Together, our collective voices are too powerful to ignore.
Get rolling on reform
niversity officials put together May 1 a 21-member task force “to review and enhance its policies and procedures for handling student-on-student complaints of harassment, sexual misconduct or discrimination.” The task force has been given a unique opportunity for reform, and with that comes a serious responsibility. Its members have an obligation to take the lead in calling for an overhaul in the way UNC handles complaints of sexual assault. Their deliberations should be public. They should consider not just tweaks and minor modifications to University policy but comprehensive change. With their influence, they could initiate a shift in policy to treat rape as the violent crime it is — not as something to be tried and adjudicated only
Sexual assault task force must fight for students’ welfare.
in an academic setting. Current policies allow victims to pursue legal action in the criminal justice system at the same time as the academic system, but they are treated as distinct and separate processes. Universities should encourage students to involve themselves in both processes — not substitute their own gentle, academic justice for the real thing. The task force’s opportunity is unique in that it is not constrained by politics. Its membership includes a wide range of voices and perspectives — including faculty, community members, students, administrators and even law enforcement officials — and many members have experience working directly with sexual assault issues. Their independence and expertise give them authority, and they should use that to its maximum potential. While issues will be inevitably contentious and com-
plex, some should require very little debate. The force is joining an ongoing discussion — not starting from scratch. There is no reason to wait long to make official recommendations about issues like increased education on sexual assault. Even the most thoughtful and intense debate about the complexity of these issues does nothing to create change without an active, public element. This is why the task force should carry on its conversation publicly as well. The various sectors it represents can inform and drive the public debate — if it’s allowed to. The Campus Conversation website set up by the University could be adapted easily for this purpose. The task force has a chance to play an influential role in bringing about reform, and it should take advantage of this opportunity. It should speak as a unified whole, challenging the University to make holistic protection for all students its top priority.
TO THE EDITOR: This summer, Carolina will lose three of its best young faculty working on climate change. We’ve been experiencing this for years — and not just in environmental sciences. It is no secret that we have a retention problem. What isn’t discussed is why. There are several explanations, but one big one is administrator apathy. The chancellor keeps raising tuition and “faculty retention” has been his main rationale. But nobody knows when we plan to use what must surely be a massive pot of money to begin retaining our key resource. Faculty leave for many reasons, including academic fit, lifestyle and family. But no matter the explanation, they can (or could) usually be retained with an aggressive and rapid financial response. I’d love to work with our incoming chancellor and other new and existing administrators to develop a strategy to end the brain drain that is degrading Carolina. John Bruno Professor Biology
kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain Yesterday I saved two students $125 each, but I don’t want a thank you. I want a kvetch. To UNC DPS: I encountered a suspicious “package” at Pi Kapp last weekend, but I didn’t alert the authorities. Filibuster? I barely know her! To the University of No Connection: Your Wi-Fi sucks. I drove a golf cart around campus at 40 mph for weeks and finally drove it into a street light. What’s it take to get a kvetch around here? To Student Stores: How many more championships does the women’s soccer team need to get in order for you to sell their jerseys? One T-shirt in the whole store, really? To the cute boy at work: I’ve been Pamming your Jim all year. Here’s hoping that one of us makes a move next season. Unpaid internships. Send your one-to-two sentence entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banning sex-selective abortion aids no one
TO THE EDITOR: If the primary goal of legislation is to provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number, then select lawmakers in North Carolina seem to consistently miss the mark as they aim to waste taxpayer dollars on producing legislation that adds no value for our community. The latest display of this trend is House Bill 716: an act to prohibit “sex-selective” abortion. While the General Assembly is hard
Not enough for trucks
Town Council’s reduced food truck fees remain high.
t a meeting Monday evening, the Chapel Hill Town Council took a huge step forward for food trucks. The council approved a new ordinance to allow for the food truck rodeos that are already enjoyed in neighboring communities. They also slashed the regulatory fee by two-thirds, reducing it by $200. But while the changes have removed significant barriers for entrepreneurs hoping to bring food trucks to Chapel Hill, the Town Council still has more to do to make Chapel Hill a competitive and desirable food truck market. Along with the $200 regulatory fee, enterprising food truck vendors still must pay a $25 licensing fee and $118 zoning compliance fee to the town.
And that’s in addition to operating and start-up costs, which can be heavy. Even with the new policies, neighboring towns like Durham, Carrboro and Raleigh all remain markets that are easier to enter for food trucks. Truck owners in Carrboro pay a $75 fee compared with Chapel Hill’s $200 fee; after getting a business licence and home occupancy permit fee — the same as for other small businesses — Durham vendors pay only a $10 registration fee. Raleigh trucks pay a $150 fee and $78 for each vending location. With the changes, it’s likely that Chapel Hill’s sole food truck, Baguettaboutit, will soon have company. But the incentives for entrepreneurs to bring food trucks to Chapel Hill — or to start them here — remain unnecessarily limited. The fees are still somewhat hefty, and what they stifle is small busi-
ness incubation — one of Chapel Hill’s most widely supported initiatives. With the town’s current focus on business incubation — embodied in initiatives like LAUNCH Chapel Hill, the business incubator that opened in February on West Rosemary Street — the town should recognize that food trucks would provide the same benefits to the town’s economy and human capital as other small businesses they already support. The Town Council has made it much easier for food trucks to sell in Chapel Hill. But the issue is still handled as though the trucks represent a novelty business model, rather than legitimate entrepreneurial enterprises. Chapel Hill should support trucks with the same enthusiasm and incentives it offers to other start-ups. Until that happens, don’t be surprised to see vendors trucking beyond town limits.
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IRS targets Tea Party
Apparently the IRS only moved to spying on Facebook walls when they got tired of scrutinizing random conservative organizations — the auditors’ evil truly knows no bounds. Talk about an upset in the hierarchy of villainy— it’s going to be one interesting season for evil. Adjust your sinister brackets accordingly.
A 57-year-old woman in Kings Mountain, N.C. reportedly beat another woman with a Bible. It was a grievous bout of battling with the Good Book, but at least she didn’t think to whip out the Bible Belt. And wait, she wasn’t being cruel, she was just touting tradition! But seriously though, the other lady was hurt pretty bad.
Gatsby was great
The film remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic scored big at the box office this weekend, meaning two things: Fitzgerald’s revealingly sultry portrait of the American ‘20s is truly a masterwork, and Leonardo DiCaprio has completed his domination of my childhood. All is contaminated; I think he might be in my head; none of it was real.
A farewell to Wiggins
So we lost one of the most sought-after high school recruits in years, so what? It’s nothing we can’t come back from. And really, it’s all just hype. We’re not a school to go for stuff just because it’s popular, and we’ve never been much for mainstream fads like good forwards or making foul shots. Ah screw it I’m going to go drink.
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