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Franklin Street was closed to

traffic between Columbia and
Hillsborough Streets until shortly
after 5 p.m. Henderson Street
was also closed.
Wellons said the bus transit
systems were notified of the clo-
sures, and traffic was redirected
to Rosemary Street.
Though officials received com-
plaints about detours and long
lines, Clark said that in general,
Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
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The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
Thomas huxley
Shovel ready
With the groundbreaking
of a new hotel, the county
is expecting a pickup in
occupancy. Page 3.
baSeball
The Tar Heels
managed to defeat
Coastal Carolina
7-6 in extra innings
on Wednesday
evening.
Page 9.
Inside
MARCH 29, 1982
The men’s basketball
team defeated George-
town University for coach
Dean Smith’s frst NCAA
championship.
Rock out with
your socks out
H 79, L 48
Friday’s weather
Today’s weather
Start thinking of
April Fool’s Day
pranks.
H 77, L 58
every moment
counts
Come up with your own idea
worth sharing.
“Every moment counts” is a
student government initiative to
honor Eve Carson.
This day in
history
Crash blocks Franklin Street for hours
By Liz Crampton
Staff Writer
Traffic on East Franklin and
Henderson Streets came to a halt
Wednesday afternoon after a
semi-truck hit a power line.
Capt. Jeff Clark of the Chapel
Hill police said that no one was
injured in the accident.
But the truck downed con-
necting power lines and nearly
caused a power outage, said Lt.
John Wellons of the Chapel Hill
Fire Department. As a result,
traffic had to be diverted from
East Franklin Street for more
than three hours.
Clark said the truck was
making a delivery to 140 West
Franklin when it turned too wide.
According to a Chapel Hill
police release, police responded
to the resulting accident at 1:54
p.m.
Freshman Chris McGrath saw
the accident occur.
“About 3 feet before he hit the
pole, it was apparent that the
truck wouldn’t make the corner,”
he said.
Caroline Engle, a UNC junior
who also witnessed the accident,
said she heard the sound before
she saw the crash — and though
she found the accident shocking,
she was impressed by the quick
police response.
“The police got here pretty
fast,” she said. “It’s a good thing
there was a timely response.”
Clark said the driver has
received a citation, though he
didn’t know the details of the
charge.
After the incident, East
A truck hit power lines
at the Henderson Street
intersection Wednesday.
See crASH, Page 4
Playing
an NBA
waiting
game
By Brandon Moree
Assistant Sports Editor
Let the guessing games begin.
After the North Carolina
men’s basketball season ended
Sunday at the hands of the
Kansas Jayhawks, speculation
is now swirling around who will
make the jump to the profes-
sional ranks.
The trio of Harrison Barnes,
John Henson and Tyler Zeller all
spurned the NBA last off-season
in the hopes of making a national
championship run this season.
But at season’s end, the Tar
Heels were no closer to hanging
another banner than they were
a year before — and the NBA is
still waiting.
With barely enough time to
allow UNC’s Elite Eight loss to
sink in, no one made any indi-
cation about a potential deci-
sion.
“I don’t think any of us were
thinking that far,” Barnes said
after Sunday’s game. “I think we
all had anticipation of going to
New Orleans.”
Zeller, of course, will graduate
this May and will likely be taken
in the first round of the June 28
NBA draft at Madison Square
Garden. But which, if any, of his
teammates will be joining him is
still up in the air.
Barnes has the highest draft
stock, and he is projected to
fall somewhere in the top-
seven picks by Draft Express.
Henson and sophomore point
guard Kendall Marshall are also
potential lottery picks, which
would put them in the top 14
players selected.
Rumors swirled Wednesday
that Barnes, Marshall and
Henson had all decided to
leave and an announcement
was imminent. But at 3:53
Wednesday, Marshall tweeted
“rumors, rumors, rumors.”
Freshman James Michael
McAdoo also has first round
potential this year, but early
projections have him near
the top of the board for 2013.
Inside Carolina reported
Wednesday that McAdoo’s
father said McAdoo will look at
options but currently plans to
return to North Carolina next
season.
Coach Roy Williams will be
very involved in the decision-
making process for his players
and hopes to get those conversa-
See nbA, Page 4
A SiLENT mARCH FoR jUSTiCE
Unc’s draft prospects
must decide their nbA
status by April 10.
dth/elizabeth mendoza
About 200 people participated in a silent march from Franklin Street to the Pit Wednesday in honor of Trayvon martin, a 17-year-old from Florida who was killed Feb. 26.
By Caroline Hudson
Staff Writer
Dressed in hoodies and carrying
Skittles and tea in their hands, about
200 people silently marched in hopes
of bringing justice to Trayvon Martin.
The march, which started at
the post office on Franklin Street
Wednesday and ended in the Pit, was
one of many held nationwide to raise
awareness about Martin’s death.
Martin was a black 17-year-old who
was shot and killed by neighborhood
watch volunteer George Zimmerman,
who said he acted in self-defense.
Because of a Florida law that
allows a person to use deadly force
in self-defense, police say they don’t
have cause to arrest Zimmerman.
As Zimmerman and his supporters
have remained relatively quiet, people
have spoken out against the incident
nationwide.
Students, UNC employees and local
residents held signs while marching
quietly from the post office to the Pit
to protest the shooting and its after-
math, starting at around 11:30 a.m.
The participants wore hoodies and
carried Skittles and tea because the
unarmed Martin had been wearing
and carrying those items when he was
shot.
Freshman Brandon Napier, one of
the participants, said he is disgusted
by the situation.
“It’s heartbreaking to know he was
killed for no reason,” he said. “My
heart goes out to the family.”
Napier said it’s important for
Chapel Hill to be involved because the
case affects the country as a whole —
not just Florida.
“I’m proud to be at a university
that observes this,” he said. “People in
Chapel Hill have a right to march.”
A few police officers were on
hand for the march to the Pit, but
Chapel Hill Police Department Patrol
Captain Jeff Clark said the presence
was to get the crowd across the street
Students and community
leaders united Wednesday
to honor Trayvon Martin.
See TrAyvon, Page 4
UNC-system schools emphasize e∞ciency
By Daniel Wiser
Assistant State & National Editor
Efficiency has become the
new buzzword across the UNC
system in recent years.
Universities have adapted to
tough economic and budgetary
times by cutting costs in their
operations, resulting in the
reorganization of administrative
structures and academic pro-
gram reviews.
But one national higher edu-
cation group says universities
in the state have yet to fulfill
their goals to operate more effi-
ciently — and administrators
should seek to minimize tuition
increases until their campuses
meet those goals.
The American Council of
Trustees and Alumni, a non-
profit organization based in
Washington, D.C., that advocates
for affordability at universi-
ties, sent a letter to the UNC-
system Board of Governors last
month urging members to vote
against proposed tuition and fee
increases.
Rather than opting “to shift
the burden to taxpaying fami-
lies,” the letter said the board
should hold firm on tuition
increases until universities
become more cost-effective.
Board members ultimately
approved an average tuition
and fee increase of 8.8 percent
systemwide, including a tuition
increase of $695, or 13.5 percent,
for in-state undergraduates at
UNC-CH.
According to information
compiled by the Integrated
PostSecondary Education Data
System, administrative spend-
ing outpaced instructional
spending at nine of the UNC-
system’s 16 universities between
the 2002-03 and 2008-09
academic years. Administrative
spending at two schools, N.C.
Central University and UNC-
Greensboro, increased by
almost 50 more percentage
points than instructional spend-
ing during that period.
Administrative spending
comprises all expenses related
to institutional support, while
instructional spending includes
expenses for academic support
services such as peer tutoring
and advising.
At UNC-CH, instructional
spending decreased from 39
percent to 35.6 percent of the
University’s operating expenses
between the 1999-2000 and
2009-10 academic years,
while the portion of operating
expenses devoted to administra-
tive spending remained virtually
unchanged at 3.8 percent.
Anne Neal, president of the
council and a member of the
academic advisory committee for
the John William Pope Center
for Higher Education Policy — a
conservative think tank based
in Raleigh — said universities
should strive to reduce costs
before “asking for more money
from the families of North
Carolina.”
The median household in the
state contributed 6.4 percent of
its income to tuition and fees at
UNC-CH in 1999-2000, but that
contribution increased to 13.4
percent by 2009-10.
“It’s not courageous to raise
tuition, but it is courageous to
insist that institutions find ways
to use their resources to enhance
quality and affordability,” Neal
said.
Board Chairwoman Hannah
Gage said the tuition plan
passed by the board last month
references the need to expand
upon efficiencies previously
implemented across the system.
Former UNC-system President
Erskine Bowles supervised
the elimination of almost 900
administrative positions during
his tenure.
Current President Thomas
Ross has committed to control-
budget cuts have
caused universities to
reorganize operations.
See efficiency, Page 4
“About 3 feet before he hit the pole, it was appar-
ent that the truck wouldn’t make the corner.”
chris McGrath, UnC freshman who witnessed the accident
NOTED. Yo, not to be a hater, but people take
that whole ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ busi-
ness way too seriously.
The Texas Rangers (the baseball team) are
selling 1-pound, $26 hot dogs topped with
cheese, chili, onions and fries. Yee haw.
QUOTED. “While they may appear to be cute
and harmless … animals have particularly
powerful talons, teeth, legs, and claws.”
— Spokesman for Vermont State Police.
OK, first, duh. Second, he was referring to a
guy who picked up a bobcat, so … epic fail.
I
mean, I guess if you’re going to resort to robbing somebody to get your
Mary Jane fx, this is pretty much the greatest way to do it. Honestly
though, growing it is so much more sustainable and satisfying.
Police in West Covina, Calif., responded to a call Friday from a man
saying he had been robbed by ninjas. The unidentifed man worked as a medi-
cal marijuana delivery person and was on his morning route. After making a
stop, he claimed that two men dressed as ninjas began chasing him with batons
— causing him to become frightened and drop a bag of money and purple. It
was stolen, natch. Not very stealth, but certainly effective.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Weed Thieves
From staf and wire reports
DAILY
DOSE
Someone was reported for
stealing brass from buildings at
100 Drew Hill Lane between noon
and 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
The person stole $1,300 worth
of fire hose attachments from
Notting Hill Apartments, reports
state.
Someone reported that loud
dogs were creating a nuisance at
214 McCauley St. at 7:47 p.m.
Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
Chapel Hill police recovered a
stolen vehicle and served a war-
rant at 1501 E. Franklin St.
between 11:25 p.m. and 11:32 p.m.
Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
Someone left a stolen car at a
gas station, according to reports.
The car in question was a 2009
green Toyota Corolla, reports
state.
Someone complained about a
dentist’s comments and etiquette
at 1728 Fordham Blvd. between
3:30 p.m. and 6:27 p.m. Tuesday,
according to Chapel Hill police
reports.
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NC alumna Amanda Rothstein, left, communica-
tion major Rachel Lewallen, middle, and dramat-
ic art major Emma DeWitt, right, sit outside after
eating at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro on Wednesday.
Daisy, Dewitt’s adopted dog, accompanies them.
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Student aid committee talks
about success of aid last year
The University provided more
financial aid in the form of grants
and scholarships in the 2010-11
school year, a trend that helps ease
student debt after graduation,
administrators said.
In 2010-11, 74 percent of students’
financial need was met through
grants and scholarships.
Amid the highest tuition hikes
in school history, Steve Farmer,
vice provost for enrollment and
undergraduate admissions, said
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By Grace Tatter
Staff Writer
The impetus for the first collaboration
between CUAB and WXYC came from a
famous jazz musician.
While Googling himself, jazz pianist
Matthew Shipp discovered that UNC
radio station WXYC frequently plays his
music. He asked the station to help him
find a venue to perform in the area.
“We were so pleased that he contacted
us,” said Karina Soni, outreach coordina-
tor for WXYC.
“We were flattered, because it’s an art-
ist we really appreciate, and he saw that
and wants to perform.”
Soni said the station jumped at the
chance to bring Shipp and his current
bandmates to the Chapel Hill area —
but they didn’t have the funding to do it
themselves.
So Soni asked Evan Allan, music chair-
man for the Carolina Union Activities
Board, if the organization would collabo-
rate with WXYC for the first time.
Allan said he was happy to help.
“That type of jazz isn’t represented on
campus at a lot,” he said.
Ultimately, CUAB secured the funding
— about $5,000 — and WXYC publi-
By Kate Caison
Staff Writer
It might be due to Augustine
Joseph’s audacity that Michelle
Obama will be giving the May
commencement address at N.C.
Agricultural & Technical University.
Joseph, president of the univer-
sity’s College Democrats of N.C.
chapter, had the opportunity to
meet President Barack Obama last
October. After their handshake and
official picture, Joseph presented the
president with his N.C. A&T logo
lapel pin.
“This is a symbol of Aggie pride,”
he said. “You will need it when you
come back and speak at A&T.”
The president gave a sincere
laugh, Joseph said. “But then I said,
‘Mr. President, I am serious.’”
Joseph said Obama responded
with an “OK.”
During the course of this year,
N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold Martin
tried to reach out to Obama and
invite him to speak at the May grad-
uation ceremony.
But it wasn’t until last week that
N.C. A&T received a call regarding
the Obama administration’s deci-
sion. The White House told the
university that Michelle Obama, not
her husband, would be speaking at
the address.
The White House officially
announced Wednesday that the
first lady would be speaking at N.C.
A&T’s graduation. Compensation for
the commencement address has not
been requested.
Greensboro Coliseum will host
the graduation ceremony with the
first lady and about 1,100 N.C. A&T
graduates.
The university is expecting an
increase in attendants to hear
Michelle Obama speak. The presi-
dent is not expected to be in atten-
dance.
Previously, the university hosted
Donna Brazile, a political analyst
for the Democratic Party, at its
December commencement and
Randal Pinkett, co-founder, chair-
man and CEO of BCT Partners, for
its spring 2011 ceremony.
“Twitter says the student body
is really excited. As a campus com-
munity, we are excited and abso-
lutely pleased,” said Nicole Pride,
associate vice chancellor for uni-
versity relations.
Joseph said he saw tweets from
people worried about not being able
to get into the graduation ceremony
because of the high profile status of
the speaker.
“People were saying, ‘It’s going to
be a circus,’” he said.
James Stimson, professor of
political science at UNC-CH, said
in an email that the Obama admin-
istration’s decision to have Michelle
speak at N.C. A&T isn’t without
political motivation.
“Everything the president and first
lady do during campaign season is
calculated for political goals,” he said.
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Michelle Obama will
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speaker for N.C. A&T.
CUAB and WXYC radio worked
together to bring pianist
Matthew Shipp to campus.
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lady to
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Everyone involved in the future Hampton Inn project at 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro participates in a groundbreaking Wednesday morning at the site of the town’s first hotel.
Hampton inn groundbreaking hailed as a step toward recovery
By Megan Hahn
Staff Writer
As UNC seniors prepare to don
Carolina blue gowns, local hotels are
also gearing up for graduation season
and the influx of families, alumni and
visitors that it brings.
After what Laurie Paolicelli,
executive director of the Chapel Hill/
Orange County Visitors Bureau,
described as the “perfect storm of a
recession” local hotels felt in 2010,
she is optimistic about the visitors —
and money — these upcoming events
will bring to the industry.
Wednesday marked a major step in
the local hotel business, as developers
broke ground for Carrboro’s first down-
town hotel, a 142-room Hampton Inn
& Suites.
Paolicelli said in recent years, new
hotels opening in Durham and cor-
porate budget cuts have caused local
hotels to suffer — but with the upcom-
ing hotel and other projects, she is opti-
mistic that they are bouncing back.
Since October, Paolicelli estimated
Chapel Hill hotels have seen a 6 to 10
percent increase in demand for rooms,
though rates are still down from pre-
recession levels.
But she said based on trends, she
thinks rising demand will continue.
Average occupancy has increased
by 2.1 percent from last year to total
59 percent for Orange County so far
this year, and Paolicelli said hotels in
Chapel Hill reach an average occupan-
cy of 60 to 70 percent on weekends.
The state as a whole saw 43.8 per-
cent average occupancy in January of
2012.
“People stay in a hotel room for a
reason; depending on that reason they
look for different prices. Weddings
want elegance,” she said. “Athletic trav-
elers look for a more reasonable rate.”
Paolicelli said The Hampton Inn &
Suites, which will be located at 300 E.
Main St. as part of a $20 million mixed-
use development, will be the first moder-
ately priced hotel in downtown Carrboro
and will offer options for people visiting
for special events like graduation.
Laura Van Sant, spokeswoman
for development firm Main Street
Carrboro CvS delayed per business’s request
By Jenny Surane
Staff Writer
Plans for a new CVS at 201 N.
Greensboro St., which have met resis-
tance from residents and town officials,
have been delayed once again.
But this time it was CVS that asked
for the delay.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen
voted Tuesday night to indefinitely post-
pone the April 17 public hearing, when
they were scheduled to make a final
decision on the rezoning.
According to town documents, the
planning board recommended that the
board deny the current request.
Town planners cited the lack of
pedestrian access and poor integration
with downtown development as reasons
to deny the rezoning.
In response to that feedback, CVS
asked for more time to revise its concept
plan, Alderman Dan Coleman said.
“Depending on the nature of their
revisions, they may require an additional
round of reviews from the planning or
advisory board,” he said.
Coleman said CVS made the decision
to delay the public hearing after present-
ing three different conceptual plans to
the planning advisory boards.
Alderwoman Lydia Lavelle said
CVS also asked for the delay to better
respond to neighborhood feedback.
“Based on feedback from the com-
munity and the planning and transpor-
tation advisory boards, they said they
wanted to reconsider the plans they
presented,” she said.
Leigh Polzella, the developer for the
project, said there is no definitive time
frame that CVS will need to consider
revisions to their concept plan.
“Following the comments made dur-
ing the March 1 planning board public
hearing and the March 15 planning
board working session, we concluded
that more time was needed for plan
evaluation,” she said in an email.
Polzella said CVS plans to review cur-
rent comments and staff reviews, and to
receive the planning board’s final rec-
ommendations before proceeding with
their plan evaluation.
Polzella said she couldn’t expand on
what revisions CVS is considering.
“It is premature to discuss the chang-
es we are working on,” she said.
Lavelle said whether CVS decides
to submit another rezoning request, a
public hearing would be rescheduled
once CVS was ready to present new
plans.
“No matter what happens, they are
going to have a public hearing,” she said.
Approval for rezoning will require
a three-fourths majority vote from the
Board of Aldermen after residents filed a
petition earlier this month.
Though many have opposed the
property and say it would destroy the
town’s character, Carrboro resident
Lynn Hayes said she looks forward
to hearing the town’s decision on the
The controversial business’s
concept plans will take more
time than anticipated.
courtesy of karina soni
Jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, center, will perform March 29 in the Hill Hall auditorium.
nity,” she said.
Vizuete said he believes students who
aren’t familiar with Shipp’s music will
enjoy the performance.
He first saw Shipp perform live about
14 years ago as part of the David S. Ware
quartet, and he said he still remembers
it vividly.
“They were an atomic bomb of a
quartet,” he said. “It was something
very new and powerful, and I’ve been a
fan ever since.”
Soni said she hopes WXYC and CUAB
collaborate on more events in the future.
“We want to keep doing things like
this,” she said.
“We want to be able to bring artists
that don’t get as much exposure with the
help of CUAB.”
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CVS STOrY SO fAr
CVS has been contentious from its start:
May 5, 2011: Developers presented
a concept plan to Carrboro advisory
boards at a courtesy hearing.
Feb. 4, 2012: Carrboro Commune
occupies the 201 N. Greensboro St.
building in protest.
Early March: Residents filed a protest
petition with the town to oppose the
rezoning for the CVS.
March 17: Guerilla Gardeners threw
“seed bombs” over the building’s fence
to protest.
potential rezoning.
“Right now there is this ugly abandoned
building,” she said. “Anything would look
better than what it is right now.”
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Properties, said the new hotel will be
geared for the budget traveler.
“You can go out of your room and go
to a restaurant in Carrboro and go to
a bar and grab a drink without a $200
price tag,” she said.
And the extra rooms it will offer are
likely to be welcomed at graduation
time — the local hotel industry’s busi-
est season.
Jamie Frydlo, who works in sales at
Franklin Inn, said the hotel is usually at
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“We were flattered, because
it’s an artist we really appre-
ciate, and he saw that and
wants to perform.”
Karina Soni,
outreach coordinator for WXyc
cized the event.
Shipp is known for his artistry in “free
jazz,” which is more improvised than
mainstream bebop or modal jazz.
He has released 20 albums in the past
10 years, either as part of a group or as a
solo artist.
Many of Shipp’s albums are in rota-
tion at WXYC, meaning they get regular
play, said Will Vizuete, an environmental
science professor and disc jockey at the
station.
“They’re very good at promoting
events,” Allan said, citing the number of
local radio stations they contacted and
their advertisements around campus.
But Soni said publicizing for an act
that few outside of the WXYC communi-
ty are familiar with has been a challenge.
“It’s hard to turn people onto jazz,” she
said. “They’re all like, ‘I love the top 40!’”
Soni said she’s excited to help expand
Shipp’s fan base, though.
“It’s a really good way to integrate
students and give them an idea of what
we do and how we want to expand music
that we really like to the campus commu-
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ling costs through achieving
operational efficiencies, utilizing
online technology and re-exam-
ining financial aid policies in the
coming months, Gage said.
“We have got to do a better
job with these three things or
we will never be able to bring
the costs down, and we’ ll be in
this spiraling — the same kind
of relentless increase that we’ve
had for the last four or five
years,” she said.
But Gage also noted that recent
cuts to higher education have
already resulted in thinning staffs
at universities, and many cam-
puses have begun to tap their aca-
demic core — degree programs,
course sections and faculty — to
fill budgetary gaps.
The UNC system has absorbed
more than $1 billion in state
funding cuts during the last five
years. A reduction in funding of
$414 million, or 15.6 percent,
last year prompted universities
to eliminate about 3,000 filled
positions and hundreds of course
sections.
Rising tensions
A climate of fiscal constraint
at both the state and university
level has contributed to increas-
ingly tense relations between state
legislators and higher education
administrators.
Some legislators have called
for universities to be more effi-
cient before asking for more state
money and raising tuition, while
administrators have countered
that they’re struggling to maintain
academic quality on their cam-
puses with reduced funding.
Marilyn Sheerer, provost and
senior vice chancellor for academic
affairs at East Carolina University,
said universities have been dili-
gently responding to the state legis-
lature’s charge to be more account-
able by reallocating resources.
“It’s a direct link to what they’ve
been asking us to do,” Sheerer said.
“We’re taking it very seriously, and
we’re trying to show as best we can
that we’re good stewards of the
resources we have.”
Universities have made “a
good faith effort” to operate more
efficiently since the legislature
requested administrative cuts
during Bowles’ administra-
tion,” said Sen. Jerry Tillman,
R-Montgomery and co-chairman
of the N.C. Senate appropriations
committee on education.
“We quibble a little bit some-
times on what we think is the
best way to do it, but we know the
state dollars are shrinking, they
know that. Their funds are not
going to grow until this economy
gets much better, in fact they’re
probably going to shrink again on
top of cuts and cuts on top of cuts.
“They know where we’re com-
ing from, and we try to under-
stand where they’re coming from.”
Battling ‘in the same boat’
Launched after consulting firm
Bain & Co. completed its study of
UNC-CH’s administrative struc-
ture in 2009, the Carolina Counts
initiative has attempted to imple-
ment Bain’s recommendations to
improve the University’s opera-
tional efficiency.
The initiative’s goal since its
inception has been to “take own-
ership” of suggestions in Bain’s
report and tailor them specifically
for University processes, said Joe
Templeton, special assistant to the
chancellor for planning and initia-
tives and leader of Carolina Counts.
Templeton said efforts to meet
Carolina Counts’ benchmarks
have resulted in several changes,
such as the consolidation of
human resources and finance
units at the UNC School of
Medicine. The University has also
aimed to limit the number of ven-
dors that it buys products from to
take advantage of bulk discounts,
working with providers such as
Staples to cut better deals.
Individual units and depart-
ments have produced ongoing
cost savings of $48 million and
are on track to reach the five-year
target of $66 million, Templeton
said. He said there’s always ten-
sion between eliminating redun-
dancies and maintaining a mini-
mum level of services to preserve
the University’s quality.
“It’s everybody in the same boat
battling about as hard as they
can,” he said.
Other UNC-system schools
have announced recent measures
to streamline operations.
N.C. Central University became
the first school to move toward
substantial changes to its aca-
demic programs last month after
approving the elimination of four
majors and the consolidation
of another 10 into five. Pending
final approval from the Board of
Governors, the program restruc-
turing is expected to result in sav-
ings of $500,000.
David Perrin, provost and
executive vice chancellor at UNC-
Greensboro, said he will present
a report to UNC-G’s chancellor in
April with a set of recommenda-
tions for prioritizing or discon-
tinuing some of the university’s
254 undergraduate and graduate
programs.
Cuts to state funding have
also prompted the university to
eliminate more than 100 admin-
istrative positions in the past two
years, Perrin said.
“While I certainly understand
the challenges faced by legislators,
I hope that in turn they understand
the difficulties universities are fac-
ing with cuts of this magnitude.”
Hope for an ‘April surprise’
As universities aim to restore
state funding by demonstrating to
legislators that they’re operating
more efficiently, the N.C. General
Assembly will reconvene in May
to consider adjustments to the
state’s biennial budget.
The legislature’s Republican
majority has opposed calls by
Gov. Bev Perdue and Democrats
to reinstate three-quarters of
a temporary one-cent sales tax
that could generate about $750
million in additional revenue.
Republicans have cited con-
cerns about raising taxes while
the state’s unemployment rate
remains as high as 10.2 percent.
Revenues in the state’s coffers
are $145 million ahead of projec-
tions, but legislators will also have
to address funding shortfalls in
the range of $400 to $500 million
for public schools and the state’s
Medicaid program. Rep. Verla
Insko, D-Orange, said she hopes
there will be enough extra money
to award state pay raises for the
first time in three years.
“There’s a good chance that
we’ ll see enough revenue to give
teachers raises and stop the hem-
orrhaging,” she said.
Sen. Tillman said an “April sur-
prise” of more tax collections than
projected could give legislators
the extra funding needed to plug
holes in government programs.
Otherwise, the sputtering eco-
nomic recovery will likely result in
another “tight budget” for univer-
sities, he said.
“I just can’t see us having that
big of a surplus,” he said. “I hope
I’m wrong.”
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safely in the heavy midday traffic,
not to monitor them.
Once the group arrived at
the Pit, chants of “I am Trayvon
Martin, we are Trayvon Martin”
and “Justice for Trayvon Martin”
rang out.
Several speakers, adults and
students alike, entered into the
middle of the crowd to speak.
Senior D.J. Rogers, another
speaker at the rally, said he’s
against Florida’s “stand your
ground law” because it’s prevent-
ing justice for Martin.
“Unjust laws will topple you if
you let them,” he said.
Resident Kim Daniels said she
came to show her support because
she hopes North Carolina will
change its castle law — which
states that deadly force can be
used in defense of a person’s
home, car or workplace — to
ensure that something similar
couldn’t happen here.
Many said the N.C. law is too
similar to Florida’s “stand-your-
ground” law.
“What happened in Florida
could happen anywhere,”
Daniels said.
Rev. Robert Campbell, the
president of the Chapel Hill-
Carrboro NAACP, also spoke at
the event.
He said people should not
allow injustice to continue and
need to move beyond hatred
based on race.
“This must be a movement, not
a moment,” he said.
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tions started as soon as possible.
“I’ ll bring those guys in and
just see what they’re think-
ing, and then I’ ll start my calls
around to the NBA teams and
get as much information as I can
and try to at least get the pro-
cess started this week,” Williams
said during his radio show on
Monday.
“But I would think that some
decisions would come quicker
than others.”
The NBA’s early entry dead-
line for the draft is April 29, but
the NCAA is forcing players to
make the decision by April 10.
“Last year I guess it was John
and Z decided much quicker
than Harrison did,” Williams
said.
“I think it all depends on what
those kids say to me and what
their parents feel and going
from there, but I don’t think it
will be long and drawn out.”
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drivers and pedestrians were
patient.
“People were mostly under-
standing, as citizens and students
generally are,” Clark said.
Pike Electric foreman Hal
Clark said the power connecting
to the stoplight had to be shut off
for an hour while the pole was
replaced.
But now that the pole is fixed,
officials said that they do not
anticipate any major problems
moving forward.
“The public works department
will do a few follow-ups in the
morning but traffic won’t be hin-
dered,” Jeff Clark said.
Though the accident has been
cleaned up, McGrath said at least
one member of the crowd that
gathered after the incident will
have a way to remember it.
“A guy thought a piece of the
pole would be a good souvenir, so
he grabbed it and took it.”
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Forget the library or Starbucks — there’s no better place to chill out or do work in this
warm weather than at the Looking Glass Cafe, which sits at 601 W. Main St. in Carrboro.
The main customer base is older students who live in the Carrboro area, barista Tachelle
Allen said. When asked why they pick Looking Glass over other coffee shops, she put it sim-
ply: “Starbucks’ coffee sucks. And our relaxed atmosphere and outdoor seating area provides
something that the other shops don’t.”
The most coveted space is a single hammock above the flower garden beside the cafe, but if
you can’t get it, there are picnic tables and comfortable wooden chairs to choose from, too.
Inside is equally as relaxing. A large fish tank lines the wall and there’s plenty of space
between the tables. A boutique in the back sells local art, incense and tobacco supplies.
LookingGlass offers anextensive menuof coffee andteas. For some serious caffeine, a popular
drink is the Jabberwocky: two shots of espresso mixedwithcoffee anddark chocolate. The house-
made Italiansoda, withover 30 flavors to choose from, makes for a refreshing, colddrink.
With its eclectic menu of paninis, burritos and quesadillas, Looking Glass’ food is as
popular as its drinks. If you want something sweet, treat yourself to one of their locally
made brownies, sticky rolls, croissants or other desserts. -Alex Dixon
Caffe Driade
The Looking Glass
Open Eye Cafe
Daily Grind
At 1215 E. FranklinSt., Caffe Driade is a bit of a walk fromcampus. But its
secludedandintimate environment make it well worththe trip. Like its sister
cafe, OpenEye, Driade carries beans frombothshops’parent business, Carrboro
Coffee Company, whichoffers fair-trade andsingle-origincoffee andespresso
beans.“Beyondour great product, people come here for the atmosphere,”said
barista DavidRuiz.“It’s a nice, cozy, magical locationinthe woods.”
Driade offers customers extensive outdoor seating — from a heated,
covered porch to a walkway that leads you to additional seating immersed
in the woods.
In addition to its food and beverage offerings, Caffe Driade also boasts
one of the best selections of cigars in Chapel Hill, which can be enjoyed on
one of their many patios. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to check out
their Affogato, which Ruiz described as an espresso sundae.
Driade always features a local artist’s work on their walls and the install-
ments change each month. From May through October, Driade opens up its
outdoor stage to local and nationally touring musicians alike for live music
under the stars. -Lucian Crockett
Locatedat 101 S. Greensboro St., OpenEye Cafe is centrally locatedin
Carrboro andalso serves as the nerve center of Carrboro Coffee Company,
whichhosts trainingsessions androasts beans onlocation. OpenEye offers
ample roomfor its patrons, includingoutdoor seatingandstudy rooms, but
it canget quite loudandcrowdedduringbusier hours. There are several dif-
ferent seatingoptions includingcomfy chairs for personal readingandlarge
couches for conversingover a cupof joe.
OpenEye is also a social staple of Carrboro andeventhoughit may look like
people are busy doingwork, it’s rumoredthat everyone there is actually trying
to get laid. Despite this social standing, barista Michael Harwoodpoints out
that OpenEye’s real focus is onthe coffee.“It’s a two foldthingwhere it’s that
cliche thirdplace where everyone cancome hangout,”Harwoodsaid.“But it’s
also about craft coffee andbeinga place where youcanget a quality cappuc-
cino, a pour over or a Frenchpress.”
Like its sister store Caffe Driade, OpenEye also oftenfeatures live music and
monthly art installments. The cafe also oftenhosts special art exhibits for the
monthly 2ndFriday Artwalk, where patrons have the opportunity to meet the
featuredartist of the month. -LucianCrockett
Withanexpansive list of“magical mochas,”“mighty leaf teas”andtasty pastries, it’s no wonder
the Daily GrindEspresso Cafe is a staple inhundreds of students’morningwake-uproutines.
Since 1993, the Daily Grind has quietly resided in the corner of Bulls Head Bookshop, the
perfect location for students and teachers on the run. Sister cafes to the Daily Grind include
the Global Cup Cafe located in the FedEx Global Education Center and the Friends’ Cafe in
the Health Sciences Library.
Whenaskedwhat sets the Daily Grindapart fromother coffee shops, barista MatthewKarkutt
believedthe“synergy”of the workers contributedto the openandfriendly atmosphere, inaddi-
tionto the employees’exuberant personalities.“I set this place apart, not gonna lie,”Karkutt said.
“I’ve worked at other places on campus and the quality of coffee here is so much higher,”
said another worker over the drone of her frothing pitcher. Matthew’s personal favorite
brew is a dry cappuccino, although he recommends a classical mocha with a “perfect blend
of sweet espresso”for the novice customer.
If you’ve never tried the Daily Grind, consider going for a superb $2 cup of coffee. But
be prepared to leave with their exquisite salted caramel macaroons, a handful of chocolate
covered espresso beans and dozens of other to-die-for confections. -Thompson Wall
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beyond the chain shops on Franklin Street? Dive staff writers visited
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Local Latin band to make Cat’s Cradle debut
By Elizabeth Byrum
Staff Writer
For Latin music outfit Orquesta
GarDel, the UNC-Chapel Hill
connection runs just as deep as its
jazzy Cuban salsa roots.
What began as Charanga
Carolina, a university ensemble
under the guidance of music pro-
fessor David Garcia, now stands
as a 13-member-strong group that
meshes the traditional and the
modern elements of Latin music
through a growing combination
of percussion, horns, keys and
vocals.
“It’s the group that has the
heart of a small band and the
body of an orchestra,” said Andy
Kleindienst, trombone player,
UNC alumnus and co-director of
GarDel.
In 2006, Garcia and local
Latino singer Nelson Delgado
decided to branch out with a
professional ensemble. The band
has gathered members from a
variety of backgrounds, from the
UNC students who participated
in Charanga, to NCCU music
students. The group also collabo-
rated with local Latino musicians.
The band’s pianist, Eric Hirsh,
co-director and UNC graduate,
said the group’s large size is one
thing that hasn’t changed.
“You can access a whole catalog
of music and a whole set of styles
with that many people that you
can’t with a small group,” Hirsh
said.
For GarDel, versatility is inevi-
table and embraced. Each mem-
ber is in at least one or two other
bands, many of which are not
Latin-music based.
Through bringing this vari-
ety of outside influence to the
salsa, the group’s musicians often
change their roles depending on
the musical needs. Kleindienst
estimates the band plays about 25
different instruments overall.
“Our exploration of these
different rhythms requires the
percussionists to switch to dif-
ferent roles and it really creates
a balanced and unique aesthetic
experience for whoever is coming
off the street,” Kleindienst said.
Orquesta GarDel aims to
appeal to all audiences, par-
ticularly at the upcoming show.
The band has played at a vari-
ety of venues, including at the
Saxapahaw Farmer’s Market
and the Shakori Hills Grassroots
Festival. Overall, Kleindienst said
they’ve garnered an overwhelm-
ingly positive response.
“I think some of the stronger
responses have been from people
who know nothing about the
music and nothing about the
language even,” Kleindienst said.
“Our intended direction is to
reach audiences beyond the Latin
community.”
GarDel is also largely accessible
for fans of Latin music and local
Latin dance groups.
“We do get a response from
people who know the music and
don’t expect to hear this kind of
music here, from this area,” said
Delgado, a lead vocalist. “They
are blown away, especially by the
quality.”
Orquesta GarDel makes its
Cat’s Cradle debut on Saturday,
Mar. 31 at 9 p.m., owning the
stage all night with two sets of
music. For the group, the oppor-
tunity to play in this venue has
been a long time coming and pro-
vides an opportunity to reach out
to a variety of communities.
“This is a band that needs to
be on a big stage,” Hirsh said.
“GarDel really belongs there,
no matter how many people are
going to be there. People are
going to find room to move.”
GarDel is excited to continue
to develop its sound and pres-
ence as a salsa super group. Since
releasing Lo Que Tú Querías
in 2011, the band is focused on
booking as many shows as pos-
sible and developing internally.
For Hirsh, GarDel’s cohesion is a
result of playing with such good
people.
That’s how they intend to
remain, Hirsh said.
“That’s really my favorite thing
about the last year,” he said. “Ever
since we owned our band by put-
ting out an EP, we’ve spent more
energy letting more people have
ideas, lead rehearsals. It’s become
even more of a family.”
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“It’s the group that has the heart of a small band
and the body of an orchestra.”
Andy Kleindienst,
Trombone player for Orquesta GarDel
30 FR TOUBAB KREWE w/Marco Benevento**($15)
31 SA ORQUESTA GARDEL (Salsa Music!)**($10/$12)
1 SU THE NAKED AND FAMOUS (Sold Out!)
3 TU DELTA SPIRIT w/ Waters**($12/$14)
4 WE OF MONTREAL**($17) w/ Loney Dear and Kishi Bashi
5 TH BREATHE CAROLINA and THE READY SET w/ Ashland High
& more**($15/$18)
6 FR ALABAMA SHAKES (Sold out)
7 SA MIDTOWN DICKENS & KAIRABA Dbl ALBUM RELEASE
SHOW ($5)
8 SU JOURNEY TO ADVENTURELAND (Cynamatik)
9 MO THE BUDOS BAND and CHARLES BRADLEY**($20)
10 TU Benefit for David Alston w/ John Howie& Rosewood Bluff,
Ben Davis & Jetts, Jule Brown, Turchi, Bastages, Monsonia
(No Cover)
11 WE and 12 TH (Two Shows!): THE MAGNETIC FIELDS**($25/
$28) w/ Devotchka (acoustic)
13 FR Daily Show co-creator LIZZ WINSTEAD**($22/$25)
14 SA MIPSO TRIO CD Release Show ($10; includes CD!) w/ The
Libby Rodenbough Show
15 SU DEVIN THE DUDE “Seriously Tripping Tour”w/ Coughee
Brothaz**($13/$15)
16 MO WASHED OUT**($14/$16) w/Memoryhouse
17 TU An Evening With THE MICKEY HART BAND**($29/$32)
18 WE KINA GRANNIS w/ Imaginary Friends**($15/$17)
19 TH DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS**($22/$25)
20 FR LOST IN THE TREES Album Release Party! **($15)
21 SA SAY ANYTHING, KEVIN DEVINE (band), Fake Problems,
Tallhart ($17/$20)
22 SU DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS**($12/$15) w/
Rayland Baxter
24 TU TRAMPLED BY TURTLES**($18/$20) w/ William Elliott
Whitmore
25 WE WHITE PANDA**($10/$15) w/ Phive
26 TH Benefit concert w/Tall Buildings, New Town Drunks,Neil
Diamond Allstars, David Spencer Band, Dex & the New
Romans. No Cover/ DONATIONS ENCOURAGED
27 FR THE OLD CEREMONY**($10/$12) w/ John Dee Holeman
28 SA THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION**($20/$25)
performing “Roxy and Elsewhere” in its entirety set one,
and a great list of hits set two.
29 SU THE ENGLISH BEAT**($17/$20)
30 MO GROUPLOVE w/Company Of Thieves**($15/$18)
4 FR BEATS ANTIQUE**($15/$18) w/ Laura Low (DJ Laura)
5 SA BEACH HOUSE**($20)
8 TU ACTIVE CHILD/ BALAM ACAB w/ Superhumanoids**
($10$12)
9 WE BIG FAT GAP/ GRANT FARM**($8/$10)
11 FR THE GOURDS**($15) withTHe Gathering/ Luther
Dickinson.
12 SA SPIRITUALIZED**($18/$21)
18 FR THRICE, Animals As Leaders**($19/$22)
23 WE ST VINCENT**($17/$20) w/Shearwater
25 FR YANN TIERSEN w/Piano Chat**($18/$20)
26 SA THE POLYPHONIC SPREE**($17/$20)
11 MO TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB w/ CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY
YEAH and BAD VEINS**($21.50/ $24)
12 TU THE REAL MCKENZIES w/ The Goddamn Gallows**($10/
$13)
14 TH DAWES w/ SPECIAL GUEST SARA WATKINS**$17/$20
13 FR BEST COAST w/ Those Darlins**($17/$19)
4 SA LITTLE FEAT**($30)
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DEVIN THE DUDE
SHOWS @ Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Mar 30 JOHN WESLEY HARDING, RICK MOODY, JOE
PERNICE**($15)
April 1 WHEELER BROTHERS and BOHEME (Cassidy from
Antigone Rising)**$10
April 15 THE FRONT BOTTOMS**($10/$12)
April 18 CHEYENNE MARIE MIZE/ Hoots and Hellmouth**
($8/$10)
May 26 ROCKY VOTOLATO w/ CALLmeKAT**($10)
May 27 PARLOTONES**($12/$15) w/ Ryan Star
June 8 THE CLEAN w/ TImes NewViking**($12)
SHOW @ The Casbah (Durham)
April 18 Cheyenne Marie Mize, Hoots And Hellmouth($8/$10)
April 20 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER w/ Hospitality**($12/$14)
April 21 AMY RAY w/ Kaia Wilson**($13/$15)
May 11 MIKE DOUGHTY, The Book Of Drugs reading, concert,
Q&A**($16)
SHOWS @ Kings (Raleigh)
May 3 BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS**($12/$14)
w/ the Preservation
May 10 BEN SOLLEE**($15/$17)
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April 7 WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS w/ Bad Veins and New
Cassettes
April 14 LAMBCHOP**($12/$15) w/ Crooked Fingers
April 18 !!! and SHABAZZ PALACES**($14/$16)
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APRIL 3 KIMYA DAWSON w/ Paleface, Your Heart Breaks
May 17 RHETT MILLER (of Old 97s)**($16/$19)
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May 11 ARCHERS OF LOAF**($20) w/ Pipe, Fan Modine
SHOW @ Fletcher Theatre (Raleigh)
MAY 2 NICK LOWE & HIS BAND**($35) w/ Tift Merritt
SHOW @ Page Auditorium (Duke University)
May 15 MWARD w/ Lee Ranaldo Band **($28/$22)
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DIVESTAFF
movie review
“The Hunger Games”
By Katie Sinclair
staff Writer
Billed as the movie event of the
year, “The Hunger Games” is a vis-
ceral, violent film that outshines its
teen-targeting counterparts.
“The Hunger Games” took in
$155 million last weekend — the
third best movie opening ever.
The hype surrounding the film,
based on a bestselling novel by
Suzanne Collins, has skyrocketed,
as fans waited around the block
to attend midnight screenings
bedecked in full costume. Even at
UNC, fans took part in their own
Hunger Games involving water
balloons and markers last Friday.
Unquestionably, the games have
become a phenomenon.
The book is now an essential
cornerstone in the teenage cultural
psyche, alongside Twilight and
Harry Potter. The novel has spent
three years on the New York Times
bestseller list, and there are more
than 26 million copies of the work,
alongside its sequels Catching
Fire and Mockingjay, in print
worldwide. For the movie, eager
anticipation would be an under-
statement.
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer
Lawrence) is an inhabitant of
Panem, a futuristic world that was
once America. The ruling Capitol
attempts to keep its 12 districts in
check by organizing a yearly, tele-
vised battle: The Hunger Games.
Two teenagers from each of the
12 districts are brought to fight
each other to the death until one
is victorious. When Prim, Katniss’
sister, is chosen at random to enter
the games, Katniss volunteers her-
self as tribute.
For a teen franchise, you’d expect
“The Hunger Games” to be a clear-
cut drama, teeming with romance
and an indie-rock soundtrack.
But director Gary Ross delivers
dystopia with shaky camerawork
throughout, mirroring Katniss’
turbulent journey. The scenery of
North Carolina, where the film was
shot, is lush against the horrors of
the games themselves.
Jennifer Lawrence shines as the
hardened-faced, fierce heroine.
The relationship between Katniss
and her fellow tribute Peeta (Josh
Hutcherson) treads the tightrope
between chemistry and awkward-
ness perfectly. Of the support,
Stanley Tucci is a brilliantly
menacing Caesar , the television
presenter who eggs on the contes-
tants.
The romance element of the
film is overplayed, as are its ide-
alistic views of morality. Katniss
appears faultless in a way we know
she is incapable of being, but her
strength of character is one sorely
lacking in Hollywood blockbust-
ers of late. The plot is fast-paced,
edge-of-your-seat stuff, and it’s sat-
isfying conclusion leaves you hun-
gry for more. Its sequel, “Catching
Fire,” is set to drop in 2013.
Adaptations are everywhere in
Hollywood, and it’s often difficult
to translate the essence of what
makes a book popular to the big
screen. However, “The Hunger
Games” sticks closely to its book,
probably because Collins penned
the screenplay herself. The movie
captures the uneasy dystopia of
the novel, extending it beyond the
teenage mindset of Katniss in cre-
ating a visual world of terror.
The film’s cinematography
mirrors self-consciously the “big
brother” aspect of the book. The
act of watching is obvious as the
audience takes on the role of the
Panem viewer, witnessing but
helpless to stop the violence.
Like Japanese horror film
“Battle Royale,” the film exploits
graphic violence between innocent
children to paint a society so vile
that it would encourage its young-
est members to kill each other for
survival, or worse, glory.
Before the games, Gale tells
Katniss that if people stopped
watching, there would be no com-
petition. Indeed, “The Hunger
Games” is a vision on the future
of reality television, the extent to
which we are watched and limits
of what we are willing to watch.
An intelligent blockbuster,
“The Hunger Games” is thrilling
and thought-provoking in equal
measure. What it lacks in charac-
ter development it makes up for
in spades with its action, moti-
vated by questions of the nature
of humanity. Like its heroine with
a penchant for archery, the film
appears to have shot both an artis-
tic and financial bulls-eye.
Contact the Diversions Editor
at diversions@dailytarheel.com.
summer.unc.edu
EDUC 464, Introduction to Education, will be taught
online in five weeks during first summer session. The
course is for students who are interested in teaching in
traditional classroom settings, Teach for America,
AmeriCorps, or independent schools abroad. You will
also find the course useful if your career aims include
education policy or law. Students will gain insight
about the history, philosophy, policies and diverse
opinions that shape education. Even students who are
graduating in May would benefit from our issues-based
focus and innovative technologies that capitalize on the
resources available in a digital format.
Professor Suzanne Gulledge
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Program Notes LIVE
April 4 | The Right Brain
After the show in Memorial Hall
Stay after the performance for a Q&A with members of Ballet Preljocaj.
April 5 | Great Minds
6:30-7 PM in Historic Playmakers Theatre
Join members of UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art Bobbi Owen, Senior Associate
Dean for Undergraduate Education, and Judy Adamson, Head of Costume Production,
for a conversation on costumes from the perspective of both design and construction.
Snow White –
Ballet Preljocaj
A wickedly erotic contemporary
ballet dripping with rich
symbols of desire
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Angelin Preljocaj, artistic director
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PAIN
around one or both of your lower
WISDOM TEETH?
UNC School of Dentistry is presently enrolling healthy subjects who:
are non-smokers between the ages of 18 and 35
have pain and signs of inflammation (pericoronitis)
around a lower wisdom tooth (3rd molar)
Participation requires three visits. Benefits for participating include:
free initial treatment of painful problem
a free dental cleaning
up to $50.00 payment for your time
free consult regarding options for 3rd molar treatment
If interested, please contact: Tiffany V. Hambright, RDH
Clinical Research Coordinator • Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
919-966-8376 or Tiffany_Hambright@dentistry.unc.edu
you will be contacted within 24 hours.
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Child Care Wanted
NANNY, HOUSEHOLD MANAGER
NEEDED: Children 5, 7, 12, 13. Must
be organized, energetic and warm,
with references. Duties: Child care,
light housework, some cooking, gro-
cery shopping, running errands, plan-
ning activities, transporting children,
taking walks, swimming, helping
with homework. Summer 3-5 days/
wk 9am-5pm. Fall, Spring 2-5:30pm
2-5 days/wk. $11-$14/hr. BOE. 300
feet from campus, parking. Resume
with GPA to BB at TeleSage.com.
CHiLD CARE: AFTERSCHOOL WEEKEND TU-
TOR for 6 and 4 year-old. References and 5+
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pel Hill. Send info to ww7866@gmail.com.
CHiLD CARE, NANNY. Loving family seeking
FUN, ENERGETiC full-time summer nanny for
our 2 little girls, 2 and 5 years-old. M-F 8am-
5pm. Transportation, experience, references
required. Located in downtown Chapel Hill.
$2,000/mo. Start date mid-May (some fex-
ibility). barrett.sallie@gmail.com.
For Rent
FAIR HOUSINg
ALL REAL ESTATE AND RENTAL advertising in
this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal
to advertise “any preference, limitation, or
discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status, or national
origin, or an intention to make any such
preference, limitation, or discrimination.”
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity basis
in accordance with the law. To complain of
discrimination, call the U. S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development housing
discrimination hotline: 1-800-669-9777.
FOR RENT: Several 3BR/2BA apartments
within walking or biking distance of campus
with leases starting June 1 and August 1.
$1,500-$1,725/mo. Get set up for next school
year. 919-698-5893.
WALK TO CAMPUS. 337 McMasters
Street. Newly renovated 2BR/1BA duplex.
Large back deck. Available July. $950/mo.
Merciarentals.com, 919-933-8143.
DUPLEX iN NORTHERN CHATHAM COUNTY
near Cole Park Plaza and the Park and Ride.
2BR/1BA. On heavily wooded acre lot. Also
will sell duplex. $690/mo. Call owner,/broker
Brent Lawerence at 919-781-6010.
3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME. $1,500/mo.
Just off Purefoy Road, next to Mer-
ritt’s Grill. Walk, bike or bus to cam-
pus, UNC Hospital and Kenan-Flagler.
W/D and ample parking. Available
6/1/12. Call 919-537-2120.
4BR/4BA HOUSE Brand new! Available
June. 307 West Poplar Avenue, Carr-
boro. On free C-W bus to UNC. Large
rooms, large closets. Has everything!
$2,200./mo. Lease and deposit.
CoolBlueRentals.com, 919-605-4810.
WALK TO CAMPUS. 110 Noble Street. Newly
renovated 2BR/1BA house. Hardwood foors,
fre place, large beautiful back yard. Avail-
able July. $1,400/mo. Merciarentals.com,
919-933-8143.
3BR/3.5BA HOUSE. WALKiNG DiSTANCE TO
CAMPUS. Plenty of parking available. Call
919-219-2891.
WALK TO CAMPUS. 313 Brooke Street. Newly
renovated 3BR/1.5BA. Central heat, air, W/D,
dishwasher. Available June. $1,725/mo.
Merciarentals.com, 919-933-8143.
3BR HOUSE: Walk to campus AND
downtown! Rent the house or it’s
perfect for roommates. 2 stories,
parking, appliances. $1,650/mo.
919-604-8177.
WALK TO CAMPUS. 335 McMasters Street.
Newly renovated 2BR/1BA house. Hardwood
foors, back deck. Available June. $1,175/mo.
Merciarentals.com, 919-933-8143.
WALK TO CAMPUS. Spacious 4BR/2BA con-
dos available June 1, July 1 or August 1,
$1,400/mo. 4BR/2BA house, available Au-
gust 1, $2,000/mo. 919-968-2100.
2BR/1.5BA 2 story Carrboro condo.
Bike, CW bus to UNC, walk down-
town. Patio, hardwood foors,
W/D, storage, pool, parking.
Prefer grad students.. $950/mo.
Lease and deposit. Available June.
acsim@mebtel.net, 919-818-0122.
WALK TO UNC. 1BR AND 2BR. We have
several choices all within blocks to Franklin
and UNC from MLK, Friendly Lane, Glen-
burnie. Charming apartments and duplexes
available June and August. See details at
www.hilltopproperties.net or call
919-929-1188.
1BR ApARTMENT
FOR RENT
May thru July, 1 other roommate (female),
share bathroom, $510/mo. Behind University
Mall. Contact cnhudson@live.unc.edu.
MiLL CREEK 4BR WALK TO CAM-
PUS: Starting August. New wood
foors. No nasty carpet. Vanity in
each bedroom. Ceiling fans. Fresh
paint. By pool, tennis, parking. 1
year lease. Reduced to $1,800/mo.
404-872-7121. Rent9911@yahoo.com.
$400/MO. PER BEDROOM in legal
6BR/5BA townhouse. 4 buslines,
minutes to UNC, hardwood foors,
W/D, extra storage, internet, free
parking, non-smoking. Avail-
able now. spbell48@gmail.com,
919-933-0983.
For Sale
BEAUTiFUL HAW RiVER PROPERTY with over
700 feet of river frontage. 11 acres with ex-
cellent building site. Great for kayaking and
canoeing. Meadow for horses, farming, etc.
919-306-2774.
Help Wanted
OFFiCE ASSiSTANT for small company
in Carrboro. Attention to detail a
must. Starting $12/hr. 15-20 hrs/wk.
Call Arlene 606-1934.
UP AND DOiNG iT LANDSCAPiNG look-
ing for part-time landscapers and per-
sonal gardeners. Outgoing and ener-
getic personality a plus. Please respond to
upanddoingit@yahoo.com.
DO YOU NEED A SUMMER JOB? Work May
14 thru August 16 with young adults with
autism and other developmental disabili-
ties in the RSi school aged children’s Sum-
mer Program. No experience is necessary,
but if you are studying towards a degree in
psychology, sociology, nursing, social work,
physical therapy, occupational therapy,
therapeutic recreation or a related feld this
would be an excellent job for you! $10.10/
hr. To learn more information, you may visit
our website or attend an information ses-
sion on Thursday, April 26th at 1pm at our
offce (111 Providence Road, Chapel Hill, NC
27514). if you cannot make the information
session, you may still complete an online ap-
plication (www.rsi-nc.org).
EXPERiENCED LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER is
seeking amateur female models to help
expand my portfolio. Compensation will be
in the form of cash or digital copies. i can
be contacted through my website, which is
http://www.portraitsbykeith.com/.
HELP WANTED: Got spring fever? Part-time
plant nursery workers needed immediately.
Must be able to work at least half days on
Monday and/or Tuesday in Chapel Hill area.
Call for an appointment: 919-309-0649.
DO YOU ENJOY YARD WORK? if you enjoy
working outdoors and helping people de-
velop to their fullest potential then you may
be interested in RSi! We are currently looking
for a yard crew direct support professional
to work M-F from 8am-4pm. Assist people
with developmental disabilities in yard work,
landscaping and maintenance jobs. Minimum
requirements include previous lawn work ex-
perience and North Carolina driver’s license.
Apply online at www.rsi-nc.org!
ON CAMPUS JOB iN HEALTH. Paid,
part-time staff to provide educa-
tion, marketing, and interventions
about health for CWS. Apply by 4/19.
campushealth.unc.edu/cwshiring2012.html.
GET PAiD FOR HAViNG FUN! Who doesn’t
love fun? Summer camp is one of the most
exciting, adventurous and rewarding chances
kids of all ages have to enjoy plain and sim-
ple FUN. Right now, we are accepting appli-
cations for folks who just want to play, learn
and teach at any of our 8 summer day camps
for campers ages 3-15. We have various sites,
shifts and focuses at each of our camps, so
check us out online to learn more about our
camps and which ones you feel you would
ft into. Applicants must be 18 years of age
or older and turn in the general employment
application AND the camp staff supplement.
interviews are by invitation only, so show us
who you really are! The Chapel Hill-Carrboro
YMCA is also hiring activity chiefs: canoeing,
arts and crafts, and low ropes. Counselors
are needed for Camp Clearwater. Spend your
summer guiding hundreds of kids towards
setting and achieving their goals! Send ap-
plications to Nchan@chcymca.org or bring to
Chapel Hill YMCA at 980 MLK Blvd. EOE.
BARTENDERS
ARE IN DEMAND!
Earn $20-$35/hr. 1 or 2 week and week-
end classes. 100% job placement as-
sistance. Raleigh’s Bartending School.
Have fun! Make money! Meet people!
Tuition rates as low as $299 (limited
time only!). CALL NOW! 919-676-0774,
www.cocktailmixer.com/unc.html.
JOiN US: Part-time handiwork and/or
marketing for reputable home improve-
ment company. Pay and commission.
raye81@yahoo.com, www.fxallservices.com.
919-990-1072.
AFFORDABLE HOUSiNG iN desirable neigh-
borhoods.in Chapel Hill? Yes! Visit www.
communityhometrust.org to learn how this
local non-proft can help you realize your
dream of homeownership. 919-967-1545.
Lost & Found
FOUND: ENVELOPE. Friday 3/16. Near Mor-
rison dormitory. Please call to verify how
much money was in it and to describe the
envelope. 919-795-5474..
Roommates
ROOMMATE WANTED: Female junior look-
ing for roommate for next school year.
Rent $400/mo. +utilities. 10 minute walk
to campus. 2BR/2BA. living room nicely fur-
nished. 1 year lease. sidney47@live.unc.edu,
704-975-3523.
Sublets
NEED A PLACE FOR SUMMER? $600/mo.
1BR in 4BR/2BA in Warehouse Apartments
May thru July. Fully furnished, rent includes
utilities and parking spot. W/D in unit, GE
profle appliances, building amenities (gym,
complimentary tanning bed, rooftop access,
security). Email: mfgaines@live.unc.edu or
919-612-3031.
Summer Jobs
SUMMER STAFF: THE ARTSCENTER Carrboro,
seeks staff for ArtsCamp from June thru Au-
gust. Hiring 1 full-time manager and 2 part-
time assistants. For information visit www.
artscenterlive.org/about-tac/employment-
opportunities.
LIFEgUARD pOSITIONS
AvAILABLE
Briar Chapel Community needs certi-
fed lifeguards and swim instructors for
their 2012 pool season. Full-time and
part-time positions available, with com-
petitive pay. Contact Brittany Plumb,
activities director at: 919-240-4958 or
Activities@BriarChapelLife.com for more in-
formation.
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Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 7 - Store away extra provi-
sions. Domesticity calls for the next two
days, and a full pantry is a treat. Besides,
you can feed those who help with a
home project.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is an 8 - Disregard an imperti-
nent suggestion. The more you learn,
the more you value true friends. Your
family’s there for you, too. Explore and
study an area of passion.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Today is an 8 - Don’t get stuck in silly
arguments (even if tempted). They’re
time-wasters. Check your lists, and
spend any extra minutes on fun. Gather
up love and riches today.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 9 - Give in to talk of love.
Your self-discipline is impressive, but
you could allow yourself to be swayed.
You’ve got it all going on, and besides,
it’s for a worthy cause.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7 - Get into the research,
and figure out the very best method.
Quality ingredients matter. Review the
plan, and go over the recipe twice. Add
a whimsical touch.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is an 8 - Don’t let anyone coax
you off track. You’re creating a positive
buzz. Learn from a friend’s mistake. A
creative endeavor launched could be
lucrative.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 6 - You may be more emo-
tional than usual. Don’t sweat the small
stuff, really. Don’t be afraid to apologize
if you mess things up. You can do it.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7 - Search for a forgotten
buried treasure. Find clues all around
you, and write down your thoughts.
Listen to your intuition; you know where
to find it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is an 8 - Find a beautiful spot
to replenish your batteries and grow
your self-esteem. You may get into a
potentially unpleasant discussion about
money. Be respectful.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7 - Reconsider a method or
idea that isn’t working. Don’t alienate
your team. instead, acknowledge their
talents. Develop an outline, and divide
up responsibilities.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8 - Relax while you can
before things get busier. Update your
to-do list and prioritize. Balance what
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Staff Writer
A fraudulent email sent by a
group claiming to be the N.C.
Department of Environment and
Natural Resources made rounds
Tuesday to Triangle news agencies.
The false email contained a
press release apologizing for a
department draft report that
stated hydraulic fracturing, a con-
troversial method of natural gas
extraction, could be safely imple-
mented in North Carolina with
proper regulations.
Lisa Sorg, editor at the
Independent Weekly, received the
email and was the first media per-
son to contact the agency.
She said she was immediately
suspicious.
“What alerted me the first time
that the email was fraudulent
was that the email didn’t include
Secretary Dee Freeman’s name,”
she said.
“The second was that this didn’t
seem like something Freeman
would have done. I have been doing
this for 17 years, and I just knew
something didn’t smell right.”
Sorg explained press releases
typically contain a signature and
contact number.
“This email had no contact
information whatsoever,” she said.
Sorg attempted to trace the
source of the email but couldn’t.
“It is one thing to have civil dis-
obedience regarding fracking, but
when it comes to misrepresenta-
tion, that is something I have a
problem with ethically,” Sorg said.
“I thought it was lame.”
Diana Kees, communications
director for the department, said
in addition to being contacted by
Sorg, she saw a tweet from News
14 Anchor Tim Boyum conveying
the false information.
She said she immediately con-
tacted Boyum, who retweeted that
the email was false.
Kees said nothing of this
nature has occurred during her
time with the agency and the
department is not currently inves-
tigating the fraudulent email.
Staff at the Chapel Hill News,
Chapelboro and The (Raleigh)
News & Observer all said they
did not receive the email but did
receive the department’s warning.
Kees said there is no way to
know what would have happened
if the fraud hadn’t been caught.
“I don’t speculate on what ifs,”
she said.
Contact the City Editor
at city@dailytarheel.com.
Fraudulent fracking
email sent across NC
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Rep. Rush dons hoodie on
House floor, gets tossed out
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) —
Rep. Bobby Rush went to the floor
of the House of Representatives
on Wednesday with two thoughts:
a hoodie is not a hat. Nor is it an
article of clothing that’s a true
measure of an individual.
But when Rush, D-Ill., dra-
matically shed his suit jacket,
donned a pair of sunglasses and
pulled a hoodie over his head in
a show of solidarity with those
protesting the handling of the
Trayvon Martin shooting case in
Florida, he was scolded for violat-
ing House rules of decorum and
escorted from the chamber.
For the 65-year-old former
1960s Black Panther Party activ-
ist, an act of civil disobedience
never felt so good.
“I had recollections of my
younger life,” Rush told reporters
afterward.
“This came up from inside, the
whole thing, it felt good doing it. It’s
the least I can do to fight for justice
for Trayvon Martin and others.”
Martin, 17, was fatally shot
in Sanford, Fla., last month by
George Zimmerman, a neighbor-
hood-watch captain who thought
Martin looked suspicious.
A 911 attendant advised
Zimmerman not to follow Martin.
Zimmerman’s lawyer says Martin
provoked the confrontation and
assaulted Zimmerman, who shot
in self-defense. Details of what
happened are under investigation.
Martin’s death, and the lack of
any arrest in the incident, have
sparked a wave of protests nation-
wide, including people ranging
from the Miami Heat basket-
ball team to former Michigan
Democratic Gov. Jennifer
Granholm donning hoodies to
protest the shooting.
mct/Olivier DOuliery
Demonstrators for and against the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act march and chant outside the U.S.
Supreme Court Building on Monday.
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every digit 1 to 9.
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1 Fool
4 *Get down
11 Test site
14 Nasty mongrel
15 "SNL" castmate of Jane and
28-Down
16 Unfavorable
17 It may be about nothing
18 Supervise
19 Stooge with bangs
20 Beef with a bone
22 Needled at the dentist's
office?
24 Minor league rink org.
25 Häagen-Dazs shop choice
26 Like custard
29 Outer: Pref.
32 Group of workers
36 Baba with an ax
37 Decorative beer mug
38 "That's __ can say"
39 *Dupe
41 Descendant
43 *Simpleton
44 Yeats's "__ and the Swan"
45 "... __ put it bluntly ..."
46 '70s TV lawman
Ramsey
47 Red-coated cheeses
49 Mideast's Gulf
of __
50 Dis
51 Earth Friendly
Products detergent
53 Coll. admissions
criterion
55 Thingy
58 Nuts
63 Place with no
vacancies, in Luke
64 Takeback agent, familiarly
66 Island neckwear
67 Messy place
68 Brewery containers
69 Kind
70 Shell helmsman
71 *Rogers Centre baseballer
72 Famous last word?
Down
1 Injury memento
2 "Truth in Engineering"
sloganeer
3 "No __"
4 Upside-down branch hanger
5 Ripples
6 Field of knowledge
7 *Escapade
8 Fleur-de-__
9 Brief bridge bid
10 Bairns
11 Life partner?
12 Natural burn soother
13 Serviced, as a radiator
21 "__ what?"
23 "Heavy" music
25 Hunter in a pack
26 *Golfer's coup
27 Attached, in a way
28 See 15-Across
30 Winter beverages
31 Ford spanning 50 years, or a
hint to the four intersecting
pairs of answers to starred
clues
33 South Pacific salutation
34 Penguins may be seen on
them
35 *"Network" Oscar winner
40 Disabled, as a horse
42 Unwelcome
48 Egyptian charm
50 Forbid
52 1961 Newbery Medal
winner Scott __
54 Cultivated violet
55 Record
56 Not duped by
57 Cameo stone
58 *Peacenik
59 Key of the last movement of
Mendelssohn's Op. 64
violin concerto
60 Slick, as a speaker
61 Slippery
62 Legendary Haarlem leaker
65 Little, in Lille
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UNC rallies to win
mid-week tilt in extras
By Jonathan LaRowe
Staff Writer
With two outs in the bottom
of the ninth and No. 5 North
Carolina trailing by two runs, the
Tar Heels were staring at a loss to
Coastal Carolina right in the face.
But junior Cody Stubbs had
other ideas. Wasting no time,
Stubbs took the first pitch he saw
and sent it on a direct line over
the right-field fence to tie the
game 6-6.
“There is probably not a greater
feeling in the world than knowing
you hit a ball out like that,” Stubbs
said. “Under the lights in Chapel
Hill, it’s a feeling you can’t really
explain, and it is something special
that I will always have with me.”
Stubbs admitted that assistant
coach Scott Jackson told him to
sit on a breaking ball.
“He told me ‘He is going to
throw you a breaking ball so hit it
out,’” Stubbs said. “And luckily I
put a good swing on it.”
After a strikeout ended the
inning, the Tar Heels geared up
for extra innings. UNC built on its
momentum when junior Michael
Morin struck out the side in the
top of the 10th inning.
After sophomore Brian
Holberton reached base on a
double and junior Chaz Frank
hustled down the line to earn an
infield single, it was up to fresh-
man Grayson Atwood.
Like Stubbs in the ninth,
Atwood went after the first pitch
he saw and lined a single to center
to score Holberton and give the
Tar Heels the 7-6 victory.
“I think they were all pulling
for him right there, and it was
great to see him come through,”
coach Mike Fox said. “I am very
happy for him.”
The Chanticleers jumped out
to an early 1-0 lead in the second
inning after two wild pitches by
UNC starter Cody Penny. Penny,
a junior, was making his first-ever
career start for the Tar Heels.
Penny lasted 4 1/3 innings, giv-
ing up three runs, with only two
earned.
“He has a great arm,” Fox said.
“We wanted him to give us four
or five innings and keep us in the
game and he did just that.”
Penny had appeared in 38
games during his three-year
career with the Tar Heels but
was given the opportunity to
start against the Chanticleers
and made the most of it.
“Even though I am a junior, it
is new territory for me to be out
there in the first inning and so
hopefully they will give me anoth-
er shot,” Penny said.
The Tar Heels answered in the
bottom of the second when junior
Frank hit a sacrifice fly to right
field, scoring Stubbs.
After Coastal Carolina took
the lead right back in the third
on a fielding error by right fielder
Michael Russell, UNC answered
in the bottom of the third when
junior Tommy Coyle scored on a
throwing error by the Chanticleers.
Coastal Carolina responded in
the fifth after designated hitter
Alex Buccilli took advantage of a
UNC error with a single that gave
the Chanticleers a 3-2 lead.
But for the third straight time,
the UNC responded. In the bottom
of the fifth, Coyle drew a leadoff
walk, one of his four walks in the
game, and senior Jacob Stallings
followed with a single to left.
After a passed ball advanced
the runners to second and third,
freshman Mike Zolk bounced a
single past the diving shortstop to
score Coyle. Stubbs followed Zolk
with a sacrifice fly to center field
that scored Stallings to give UNC
a 4-3 lead.
The Tar Heels will next host a
three-game series against Wake
Forest starting Friday.
Contact the Sports Editor
at sports@dailytarheel.com.
grayson Atwood
knocked in the winning
run in the 10th inning.
“I think they were all pulling for him right there,
and it was great to see him come through.”
Mike Fox,
Head coach
90 percent occupancy during the
weekends, but at graduation it is
totally packed.
He said reservations for rooms
during the weekend of graduation
are made a year in advance, with
rates ranging from $189 to $499
per night.
Mark Sherburne, general man-
ager of the hotel Aloft, said he
thinks graduation is the busiest
time for the local hotel industry.
His hotel also books rooms up
to a year in advance and has no
rooms available for 2012.
And while General Manager
Anthony Carey says the Siena
Hotel has a consistent weekend
occupancy rate of 80 percent, and
that number jumps to capacity at
graduation.
He said the hotel starts taking
reservations more than a year in
advance, and the wait-list for res-
ervations stops at 100.
Of nine hotels with Chapel
Hill addresses checked
Wednesday morning, Chapel
Hill University Inn was the only
one with rooms available during
graduation weekend.
Hotels in Durham and Cary
had rooms open, but many had
only one to three rooms open —
although some in Raleigh had up
to ten rooms available.
Carey said the lack of room
availability is typical of the local
graduation season.
“We call graduation the Super
Bowl,” he said.
“It is by far the busiest week-
end, especially when UNC and
Duke’s graduations are on the
same weekend.”
Contact the City Editor
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hotELS
from page 3
Will they stay?
Will some Tar Heel basketball
players decide to enter the NBA
draft? See pg. 1 for story.
No vacancy
A few hotels still have openings
for graduation weekend. See pg. 3
for story.
Fracking scam
A fraudulent email made the
rounds Tuesday to Triangle news
agencies. See pg. 8 for story.
Baseball
Read more about the Tar Heels
win in extra innings last night.
See dailytarheel.com for story.
TED Talk
New Yorker columnist James
Surowiecki spoke about crowds.
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There’s already a state law
that bans texting
while driving.
What’s with the
added restric-
tions, Chapel Hill?
No biggie, though. Tell the
officer you’re talking to your
mom, and you’re golden.
QuickHits
Good movie, class-A actress,
and a box-office
smash. But really,
am I supposed to
think a girl that
pretty would go
for a guy with crappy blonde
highlights who still hasn’t
gone through puberty?
About 200 UNC students,
faculty and admin-
istrators marched
Wednesday to
honor Martin and
demand justice for
the slain Florida teen. That’s
the kind of activism we like
to see.
Hunger Games
Not a good week for traf-
fic in Chapel Hill.
First, hit-and-run
on Cameron? Il-
legal and immoral.
Then a semi-truck
crashes and shuts down
East Franklin? Come on now,
people. Learn how to drive.
We’d like to take this moment
to congratulate
Josh Ford and Mark
Abadi for receiv-
ing the Fulbright
grant. And by the
way — way to represent the
opinion page. Best of luck to
everyone who applied!
Cellphone ban Trafc March for Trayvon
Fulbright scholars
N
umbers don’t lie. And
perhaps numbers are the
best way of investigating
the limitations of our advising
system.
At UNC, our student to adviser
ratio hovers around 600:1. This
number doesn’t include those
students who have been admit-
ted into professional schools, like
the schools of business or public
health.
That number may seem bad
by itself, but put it in perspective,
and it becomes even worse.
The National Academic
Advising Association recom-
mends a ratio between 100-300
students for every 1 adviser.
What’s more, a study conduct-
ed by the association in 2004 dis-
covered that the average student
to adviser ratio for a four year
public university was 285:1.
Simply put, our student-to-
adviser ratio is exorbitantly high.
Of course, the University’s
dealing with significant economic
troubles and budget cuts. But
according to Lee May, director
An overwhelming ratio
Josh Ford
Editorial board member
Senior global studies major from
Palmyra, N.Y.
Email: josh.ford@unc.edu
of Academic Advising, adviser
positions have been protected
and even slightly increased in the
wake of such cuts.
Administrators should be
lauded for protecting advising
during these tough economic
times, but that doesn’t take away
from the fact that the numbers
are still staggering.
In this series, we have attempt-
ed to provide suggestions for and
point to areas that need improve-
ment. We’ve also tried to talk
about ways to reform the advis-
ing system that do not require
further financial support.
We understand the crunch on
the University right now. But can
we really expect our advising sys-
tem to excel if one adviser must
tend to the needs of 600 or more
students?
This imbalance is detrimental
to both the student body and the
advising department.
UNC is a campus that prides
itself on excellence. But to per-
form at an excellent level, stu-
dents need excellent guidance.
To have excellent guidance, the
adviser to student ratio must be
significantly reduced.
Of course, this would most
likely mean hiring new advis-
ers. During this difficult time,
that’s obviously a tall order for
the University. But it’s something
worth looking into if we want our
advising department to serve stu-
dents in the best way possible.
After all, to demand anything
less than excellence discounts
what it means to step onto this
campus and leave four years later,
a Tar Heel for life.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
FEATUrED OnlinE rEADEr cOMMEnT
A Connected Learning
Program alternative
TO THE EDITOR:
I’ve had the blessing
of being a member of the
Connected Learning Program,
and it’s been a wonderful way
to renew and deepen my pas-
sions and to discover new
ones.
I’m serving on the
“Redefining Homelessness”
project team, which has led
me to countless opportuni-
ties that link our campus and
community.
Through this program,
I’ve been tutoring homeless
men at the Durham Rescue
Mission every Friday evening
to help them prepare for their
GED exams.
While I regret to have heard
the news in early December
about the program’s funding
elimination, a few months
ago I reached out to the
Department of Housing and
Residential Education as well
as the Johnston Center for
Undergraduate Excellence to
share an idea that could keep
this opportunity alive — a
student-run version of the
Connected Learning Program,
which would curb administra-
tive expenses.
While this innovation
would have its challenges, it
would continue a program
that bonds students in a
unique way — it offers a net-
work of friends and scholars
from day one at Carolina who
share a passion to improve the
world around us.
I believe it is possible to sus-
tain the Connected Learning
Program in the face of finan-
cial pressures.
Duke University offers a
similar model, the selective liv-
ing group, in which students
pursue a shared goal, whether
it’s academic or extracurricular.
To finance programs like
this, selective living groups
charge membership dues. I
feel that this structure can be
adapted for the Connected
Learning Program so that this
opportunity can benefit stu-
dents for years to come.
Trevor Brownlow ’15
Business administration
and political science
Respect your life and
the lives of others, too
TO THE EDITOR:
I was raised in Miami,
where violence was part of
the background noise that
each student heard dur-
ing the morning bus ride to
school.
At Carolina, I believed
this wouldn’t be the case. But
Monday afternoon, I heard
the deafening sirens of ambu-
lances, and North Campus
residents heard the screams
of a fellow Tar Heel as she saw
her life flash before her eyes
after being struck by a car that
then fled the scene.
I read frantic texts after
residents heard traumatizing
screams and the hit-and-run,
but all I could think was:
please let it not be one of our
residents.
It appalls me that in a com-
munity that prides itself on
lETTErS TO THE EDiTOr
EDiTOriAl cArTOOn By Drew Sheneman, Tribune Media Services
Women
initiate,
like,
change
L
inguists have long rec-
ognized that women are
the pioneers of language
change. Women typically inno-
vate linguistic changes, like a
shift in vowel sounds, and men
catch up half a generation later.
North Carolina is no exception
to this rule. According to research-
ers at N.C. State University who
have been analyzing the speech
of native Raleigh residents, the
Southern accent is changing, and
women are leading the trend.
The researchers discovered
that those distinctive, drawn-out
Southern vowels — the vowel in
“boat,” for example, which some-
times comes out as a combination
of “eh” and “owe” — are shifting.
In addition to confirming the
importance of women in general
to language change, the study reaf-
firmed that young women in par-
ticular are pivotal in these shifts.
This principle is evident when
you look at one of the most com-
mon linguistic features associat-
ed with young girls: the increas-
ing usage of the word “like.”
“Like” has become an incred-
ibly versatile word over the past
30 years or so. It can be used to
quote (“She was like, ‘Whatever’”),
to approximate (“He was like 18
years old”) and to exaggerate (“It’s
like 10,000 degrees outside”).
As a recent New York Times
article pointed out, the colloquial
“like” is often seen as a sign of
ditziness in the young women
who use it, perhaps because of its
connection to the Valley Girls who
started the trend in the 1980s.
But despite these stereotypes,
by 2000, men and women were
using “like” equally. By 2011, men
were actually saying it slightly
more frequently than women.
Then there’s the phenomenon
known as uptalk, which entails
ending statements with a ris-
ing intonation (like this? As if
each sentence were a question?).
This speech pattern is widely
condemned for the lack of confi-
dence it apparently conveys.
But it turns out the opposite is
true, as linguist Mark Liberman
discovered in 2008. Not only had
uptalk crossed age and gender
boundaries, but, he found, men
from NASA officials to George W.
Bush were using it to assert dom-
inance. In fact, leaders of social
groups even use uptalk to coerce
others into agreement, as linguist
Cynthia McLemore noted in her
study of a Texas sorority.
So why do young women get
such a bad rap when it comes
to the way they talk? It may be
because of pre-existing stereotypes
against young women (that they’re
insecure, even unintelligent), as
Mary Kohn, a UNC doctoral can-
didate in linguistics suggested.
“We take attributes that we
associate with young women
and place it on the feature as a
whole,” Kohn said. “So anyone
who uses this feature sounds
weak, or anyone who uses this
feature sounds like they can’t
make up their mind.”
Just as infatuation with French
culture leads people to romanti-
cize the French language, nega-
tive perceptions of young women
lead us to stigmatize their speech
patterns, Kohn said.
Kohn encourages young
speakers to practice “bi-dialectal-
ism” — meaning they shouldn’t
ditch their non-standard register,
but rather learn when it’s appro-
priate and inappropriate to use.
In the meantime, be careful of
criticizing the speech of another
demographic, because you could
be, like, doing it yourself?
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Anthony Dent on why persuasion
is the solution to gridlock.
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the Carolina Way, we were not
alerted that a fellow student
was so brutally injured.
As Kenan Community
Governor and a future
resident adviser, I live for
my residents, and I shudder
every morning when I see
cars speed through intersec-
tions without looking to see if
someone’s there.
Our community is a
home away from home and
shouldn’t be a place where
students fear for their lives on
their way to class.
We live in a place of
respect, something that was
not extended to that victim.
Sometimes we forget that life
is a blessing.
Protect your life and the
lives of others. Live your life
with everyone in perspective.
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Kenan Community
Governor
Journalism and political
science
A lecture reconciling
science and religion
TO THE EDITOR:
Science poses challenging
questions to human attempts
to find meaning in life.
Can we reconcile our scien-
tific conception of the world
with belief in God? Can sci-
ence displace our convictions
about morality? About the
value of our lives?
Theologians have long
wrestled with these ques-
tions, and tonight we have
the opportunity to hear from
one.
John Haught, senior fellow
at the Woodstock Theological
Center at Georgetown
University and an interna-
tionally distinguished scholar
in science and religion, will
deliver a lecture entitled
“Evolution and Faith: What is
at Stake?”
The talk is the first of the
Whittington Lectures, spon-
sored by the Newman Catholic
Student Center Parish.
The event will be at 7 p.m.
in Murphey Hall, Room 116.
Through these lectures,
the Newman Center hopes to
foster a discussion of issues
that are under-explored here
at Carolina.
We want to discover where
religion and its various truth
claims fit into the network of
claims made by all the various
disciplines — not just the hard
sciences.
We want to challenge the
idea that each discipline
within the University is an
autonomous unit with its own
standards of truth and mea-
sures of excellence.
Perhaps we will find that
the many different learned
pursuits of the University have
little to offer each other, and
that religion has nothing to
add to the University.
Or we may find, as John
Henry Newman did, that the
University and religion both
aim at a unitive truth.
Join us on this quest.
Matt Kauffmann ’12
Philosophy
Student Director
Newman Center
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“I’ll bring those guys in and just see what
they’re thinking, and then I’ll start my calls
around to the NBA teams and get as much
information as I can.”
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Opinion editor Maggie Zellner
sat down with outgoing Deputy
Student Attorney General John
Harris to get his perspective on all
things honor system, particularly
faculty concerns.
Daily Tar Heel: Let’s say a pro-
fessor feels wronged because the
honor system found a student not
guilty and the professor is sure the
student is guilty. How does this
compare to the harm that could be
done if an innocent student were
found guilty of a violation?
John Harris: The purpose of a
justice system is not to ensure that
all who are guilty are found guilty,
but rather to ensure that none
who are innocent are found guilty.
DTH: So what do these profes-
sors mean when they say they’ve
been harmed by the honor system?
JH: Well, there’s an issue of the
knowledge differential between
the faculty and students. Let’s say
a professor says you plagiarized
and you say you didn’t, and the
Accountability to your peers
honor system sides with you. You
can see where the faculty mem-
ber is coming from if you view it
as a faculty-student conflict.
But really, there’s a faculty mem-
ber, a student and an independent
third party that has been designat-
ed by the University to resolve the
conflict — that’s the honor system.
DTH: So the honor system is
considered an administrative
body? Not just a bunch of kids?
JH: We’re officials of the
University. And we’re bound by
certain elements of that that
other students aren’t.
DTH: But from a faculty
perspective, it might feel like
students are collaborating to let
each other off easy?
JH: Exactly. So you can see
where those faculty are coming
from, especially if they’ve had a
bad experience.
And let’s be honest, there are
times when the court might not
get it right. Justice is never per-
fect. But you have to acknowledge
the institution and trust in the
court members’ training to act as
an independent body.
DTH: Would having faculty
members sit on the Honor Court
solve this problem?
JH: From a faculty perspective,
it might make the court more
credible. Some people even say the
court should be made up entirely
of administrators.
But the more you do that, the
more you detract from the idea of
students being held accountable
to our peers. You lose the general
student culture of honor that a stu-
dent-run system helps engender.
EDiTOriAl Q & A
John Harris is
a senior political
science major from
Charlotte. This year,
he served as deputy
student attorney
general.

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