This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
system schools, including UNC-CH, next
year. Are you concerned about that?
TR: Yes. I think out-of-state students that
come to our universities often are extreme-
ly talented people and they oftentimes stay
here once they’ve come because they realize
what a great state it is.
I’m concerned about whether we can con-
tinue to attract them if tuition gets too high.
I’m concerned about losing some that we
already have that look at that big increase
and say, you know, it doesn’t make sense for
me to be here, I could go back home or go
to another school much less expensively. I
think it’s as much about the message that it
Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 dailytarheel.com Volume 121, Issue 79
Running the system
In recent years, higher education in
North Carolina has gone through a tumul-
tuous period of change.
In 2011, Thomas Ross took the helm of the
UNC system, which has faced a tough econo-
my and repeated funding cuts from the state.
Since that year, the system — which
encompasses the 16 public universities in
the state as well as a two-year residential
high school — has had nearly half a billion
dollars erased from its state funding.
State & National Editor Madeline
Will sat down with Ross to talk about his
thoughts on the tuition increases, the health
of the system, sexual assault on campus
THE DAILY TAR HEEL: Do you think you
were prepared for some of the issues the
system has faced?
Thomas Ross: I think it’s hard to be pre-
pared for some of what we’ve faced. I think
all of us knew the economic situation was
difficult and it would continue to be diffi-
cult for a while.
We’ve seen a lot of transition in North
Carolina, both in the legislature and the
Board of Governors. The economy is tran-
sitioning, and the state is transitioning in a
lot of ways. Some of that we can anticipate,
some of that we couldn’t.
And then we’ve had a lot of other issues
that you never know they’re going to come up
and never know they’re going to happen until
they do. You have to be prepared to deal with
them, that’s part of the nature of the job.
DTH: In August, you said that you wanted
to freeze tuition increases for in-state
undergraduate students. How did you come
to that decision?
TR: I think we’re sort of at a crossroads at
the University. We’ve increased tuition sig-
nificantly over the last several years before I
came and even since I’ve been here.
I think there reaches a point where we are
asking our parents and students to carry a
heavy burden. I think if we’re going to pro-
vide an affordable and accessible public uni-
versity, at some point we have to figure out
how to structure the financial makeup of the
University that doesn’t rely so heavily on the
students and their parents. That’s why that
state investment is so critically important.
What I’m hoping is that we can give
students and parents at least a break for a
year or so after several years of increases,
and that we can also create a conversation
about what the future of funding for higher
education’s going to be.
DTH: There’s a mandatory tuition
Thomas Ross reﬂects on the challenges he’s faced
UNC-System President Thomas Ross talks about big issues facing higher education in the state.
By Hayley Fowler
Valerie Foushee will be sworn into the N.C.
Senate at 2 p.m. today following her official res-
ignation from her N.C. House of Representatives
seat — as five candidates vie to replace her as
Foushee hand-delivered her resignation let-
ter to the House clerk and the N.C. Democratic
Party on Monday. Judge Beverly Scarlett will
swear Foushee into office at the Chatham County
Courthouse after her resignation takes effect at
Foushee, who represented Orange and
Durham counties in the N.C.
House, was nominated Sept. 8
to fill Ellie Kinnaird’s vacated
N.C. Senate seat, which serves
Orange and Chatham coun-
Foushee’s campaign man-
ager, Evan Degnan, said
Foushee will begin a five-stop
tour in mid-October through
the district to meet her new
constituents and propagate
He also said she wants a
Democrat to take her place.
Once the candidate is appoint-
ed, he said Foushee will serve as a mentor to the
new representative and help him or her adjust to
House committees and plan re-election.
Orange County Democratic Party Chairman
Matt Hughes said five people have submitted
their names for consideration. There is currently
no date set for the selection committee to make
its final decision.
Bernadette Pelissier and Drew Nelson, the two
most recent candidates to enter their names into
the running, join Tommy McNeill, the owner of a
medical supply company, Graig Meyer, an admin-
istrator for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools,
and Laurin Easthom, a Chapel Hill Town Council
Nelson, a partner at the Willis Johnson and
Nelson law firm and a father of a 3-year-old girl,
said the N.C. General Assembly has very few
members with young families.
“My top priority is to be a progressive, strong
voice for folks with young kids,” he said.
Five candidates look to fill her N.C.
House of Representatives seat.
is replacing Ellie
kinnaird in the n.c.
senate. she will be
sworn in at 2 p.m.
sEE FousHEE, PagE 5
sEE Ross Q&A, PagE 5
By Cain Twyman
Two professors were awarded a total of about $40
million to create projects for tobacco research at the
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The National Institutes of Health chose scholars
across the nation to lead the new
Tobacco Centers of Regulatory
Science. Money for the projects
will be provided for the next
The projects are meant to
research ways that the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration
can better regulate tobacco.
Of the 14 proposals awarded
NIH grants, UNC was the only
university that received two.
“It’s a real testament to the
caliber of research being done
at this University,” said grant
recipient Kurt Ribisl, a profes-
sor in the UNC Gillings School
of Global Public Health.
Ribisl and Robert Tarran, a
professor in UNC’s department
of cell Biology and physiology,
will each receive about $4 mil-
lion for 2013-14, with more
money to come later.
“The TCORS sites will
increase knowledge across
the full spectrum of basic and
applied research on tobacco
and addiction,” stated an FDA
Tarran’s project, titled “The
Impact of Tobacco Exposure
on the Lungs’ Innate Defense
System,” has been given about $20 million for the
next five years.
sEE TobACCo gRANTs, PagE 5
Blue aims to help UNC run game
By Aaron Dodson
Assistant Sports Editor
Offensive Coordinator Blake Anderson
hasn’t shied away from saying the North
Carolina football team’s ground game is far
from where he wants it to be, largely attrib-
uting the offense’s struggles to one problem.
“The whole continuity of the run game
has got to improve,” he said.
Because UNC’s running attack is youth-
ful, trouble with timing and decision-
making plagues the corps that features
two freshmen and two sophomores both in
practice and games.
But if there is one player in the position
to revive the team’s running game — which
averaged nearly 200 yards per game in 2012
to just 111 in three games this season — it’s
UNC’s most seasoned ball carrier, senior
A.J. Blue, Anderson said.
“He’s been a leader since day one.
Whether he’s on the field or not, he’s always
had a presence that I think the guys respect,
and he’s doing everything he can to lead,”
Anderson said. “I think he takes a tremen-
dous amount of pride in what we’re doing
and wants to be better than we are.”
Though Blue didn’t win UNC’s starting
running back job in the preseason, he’s still
made an impact on the field. The senior
ball carrier is second on the team in rush-
ing with 108 yards on the year behind only
sophomore Romar Morris, who doesn’t con-
sider himself the team’s sole starter.
“We have a great relationship,” Morris
said. “We hang out on and off the field,
watch a lot of film together — do a lot of
studying — so we both call ourselves the
starter. Whoever starts the game doesn’t
really matter because we’re both going to go
in there and give it our all.”
Blue, who set the UNC record with former
running back Giovani Bernard for total touch-
downs in a season between a pair of team-
mates with 29, said the running attack put too
dth filE/chris conway
Senior tailback A.J. Blue breaks a tackle in North Carolina’s season opener at South Carolina.
much pressure on itself at the start of the year.
“Last year we all knew Gio was going to
(score), and when I came in I had no wor-
ries,” he said. “I just got to get back to playing
my game and being comfortable ... I think
that goes the same for Romar.”
For Blue, UNC’s success on offense this sea-
son will rely heavily on the Tar Heel running
backs, which he said have not played up to his
or the team’s expectations this season.
“We’re not putting enough points on the
board as a running back corps, and at the
end of the day you have to have a running
game to have an explosive offense,” he said.
“We still have a lot to do, a lot to prove
not only to ourselves but to the team and
coaches as well.
“It’s a work in progress and we haven’t
flipped the switch as quickly as we would
have liked, but it will come.”
And while the UNC rushing attack has
struggled to perform as a cohesive unit,
something that contributed to its success
last season, there’s one thing Blue and the
rest of the Tar Heel ball carriers have not let
go of — confidence.
“We’re the best group on the field. We’ve
got to have that mentality,” Blue said. “We
had it last year and it’s got to carry over to this
year. We always talk about the fact that the
party doesn’t start until the running backs
walk and we have to keep that mentality.”
senior inspires confidence in
young rushing corps.
The NIH awarded grants to two uNC
professors for research on smoking.
is a professor of
cell biology and
physiology. he won
a tobacco research
grant from the nih.
is a professor in the
Unc gillings school
of global and Public
health. he also won
an nih grant.
Practice session with webcam
interviewing: Learn how you
can build better long-distance
relationships with potential em-
ployers and other professionals
through webcams in this practice
session. Learn how to handle
InterviewStream and Skype job
interviews. Bring a laptop.
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Hanes Hall 239
“Health in Confict Zones”
lecture: Dilshad Jaf will be giv-
ing a presentation that covers
the planning process in crises
and emergencies, including the
importance of choosing camp
sites and its relation to food,
water and health. The movie “A
Refugee Camp” will be shown in
conjunction with the discussion.
Time: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Rosenau Hall
The Arab Spring Revisited:
Andrew Reynolds, professor of
political science, will update the
audience on recent develop-
ments in North Africa and the
Middle East. Admission costs
$20 at the door, $18 in advance
and $8 in advance for General
Alumni Association members.
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Flyleaf Books
NOTED. One San Francisco man, who
goes by the name of Mr. Incredibeard, has
been taking to Instagram each Monday, or
what he calls “Monbeardday,” and posting
his most elaborate beard design.
A more recent concoction? A Sriracha-
flavored Ramen Beard Bowl, which is just
as disgusting as it sounds.
QUOTED. “I wish I had a huge fart saved
up to describe our love: silent but deadly.
Love is patient. Love is kind.”
— Nick Offerman, an actor best known
for his role as Ron Swanson on “Parks and
Recreation,” speaks about his marriage to
fellow actor Megan Mullally in a recent
Playboy interview. OK, then.
ou had one job, Canada. One job. Our neighbor to the north
had to apologize (profusely, obviously) in 2012 after thieves
heisted 3.4 million liters of maple syrup, their major export
besides Justin Bieber. Like, this has got to be against the
Geneva Conventions, doesn’t it? But while the Quebec maple syrup com-
pany involved might as well stick its head in a cone of shame, at least one
person will be profiting from the mistake: Jason Segel.
The actor is rumored to star in Sony Pictures’ latest pitch for a comedy
that highlights the heist of the Canadian confection. Here’s to hoping the
movie will gross more than the value of syrup that was actually stolen
from Quebec’s Federation of Maple Syrup: a cool $20 million.
Sticky situation starring Segel
From staf and wire reports
To make a calendar submission,
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.
N.C. State Parks book talk: Join
authors Thomas Lehman and Mi-
chael Lee in their discussion of
their recent book that features
the plants, ecology, geology
and natural beauty of the state’s
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Bull’s Head Bookshop
News Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Daily Tar Heel 2
first amendment day
usan King, dean of the School of Journalism
and Mass Communication, speaks from the
steps of Carroll Hall Tuesday morning to kick
off First Amendment Day events. Events included
speakers and banned book readings.
due to a reporting error, tuesday’s page 5 story “Women coding against the grain” misquoted
ashlee edwards as saying she was the only woman or person of color in her graduate class. she is
not the only woman or person of color in her graduate class.
the daily tar Heel apologizes for the error.
• The Daily Tar Heel reports any inaccurate information published as soon as the error is discovered.
• Editorial corrections will be printed below. Errors committed on the Opinion Page have corrections printed
on that page. Corrections also are noted in the online versions of our stories.
• Contact Managing Editor Cammie Bellamy at firstname.lastname@example.org with issues about this policy.
120 years of editorial freedom
The Daily Tar Heel
VISUaL ManagIng EDITOR
OnLInE ManagIng EDITOR
DIRECTOR Of EnTERPRISE
STaTE & naTIOnaL EDITOR
DESIgn & gRaPHICS EDITOR
LAURiE BETH HARRiS,
SPECIaL SECTIOnS EDITOR
Contact Managing Editor
Cammie Bellamy at
with news tips, comments, corrections
Mail and Office: 151 E. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Nicole Comparato, Editor-in-Chief,
Advertising & Business, 962-1163
News, Features, Sports, 962-0245
One copy per person;
additional copies may be purchased
at The Daily Tar Heel for $.25 each.
Please report suspicious activity at
our distribution racks by emailing
© 2013 DTH Media Corp.
All rights reserved
Like us at facebook.com/dailytarheel Follow us on Twitter @dailytarheel
• Someone reported a
suspicious condition at
605 Jones Ferry Road
at 9:24 p.m. on Sept. 18,
according to Carrboro
Someone heard a per-
son yelling, a loud noise
and a door slamming, but
the source of the noise
was unknown, reports
• Someone used coun-
terfeit currency to make
a purchase at Kangaroo
Express at 500 Jones Ferry
Road between 5:30 p.m.
on Sept. 18 and 2:37 p.m.
Thursday, according to
Carrboro police reports.
• Someone reported a
suspicious plant on top
of a town parking deck
at 150 E. Rosemary St.
at 9:39 a.m. Monday,
according to Chapel Hill
• Someone reported a
suspicious person on West
Rosemary Street at 3:51
p.m. Monday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
• Someone committed
credit card fraud at 237
S. Elliott Road between
6:35 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Monday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
The fraud was traced
to Red Lotus restaurant,
• Someone broke and
entered at a house at 119
Fidelity St. between 7:09
p.m. and 7:10 p.m. on Sept.
18, according to Carrboro
When the resident
returned to her house, the
door was open and the key
was in it, reports state.
By Haley Waxman
When members of UNC’s Sierra Student
Coalition tried to present to the UNC Board of
Trustees about coal divestment last spring, they
But today they’re on the official board agenda.
SSC’s Beyond Coal initiative aims to get the
University to divest its endowment from coal.
Members will give a 50-minute presentation to
the board’s finance and infrastructure committee
meeting this afternoon. Their goal is to create a
working group with students and administrators to
research the potential for coal divestment at UNC.
Last spring, Student Congress passed a resolu-
tion saying it supported divestment, and 77 per-
cent of students supported a referendum encour-
aging such a move.
Prior to the presentation, the group is staging a
rally on the steps of Wilson Library to garner sup-
port for its cause.
“It’s a celebration of the fact that we’ve reached
a pivotal point as a campaign,” said Tait Chandler,
a member of the group who will present today.
After the rally, presenters and supporters will
march to the Carolina Inn for the board meeting.
Jasmine Ruddy, a junior environmental health
science major, will also present to the board.
She said by the end of the year SSC wants the
University to pass a resolution saying it will no
longer invest its endowment in coal.
“The step between that is to present the cam-
paign and all of the reasons we think that we
should divest,” she said.
Ruddy said she is optimistic about the board’s
response to their presentation.
“This isn’t so much about divesting from coal
as it is making the choice to invest in sustainabil-
ity,” she said.
Senior Jocelyn Burney, chairwoman of Student
Congress’ oversight and advocacy committee,
encouraged students to attend the meeting.
“Congress members represent the students,
and they need to know what’s going on in the
University,” she said. “This is a big meeting.”
Burney said she was uncertain why the board
didn’t respond to the initiative last year.
“The endowment is very important and any big
change in where that money is invested is a big
decision to make,” she said. “It’s understandable
that they’re taking time.”
When the initiative first began at UNC, it was
one of only five such divestment movements in
the nation. There are now more than 300 cam-
paigns across the country.
“This movement is happening if UNC wants it or
not,” Ruddy said. “The question is not if, but when
do we want to be a leader or one of the last?”
She said the campaign’s big challenge is the
uncertain outcome of the working group’s research.
“We’re at the point where we need the board’s
News Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Daily Tar Heel 3
NCCU gunman shot and killed by police
A gunman near the campus of North Carolina
Central University was shot and killed by police
late Monday night.
The campus was on lockdown for about three
hours Monday, after shots were heard near the
School of Education.
-From staff and wire reports
By Chloe Ladd
Jack Schmidt is being teased for jumping
ship from Tar Heel country to Blue Devil
Schmidt, the general manager of the
Carolina Inn, served his last day Friday
and will begin his new position at the Duke
University equivalent at the end of the month.
“I was on the board of directors for the
Chapel Hill Visitors Bureau, and when I
told them, they were all right with me leav-
ing up until the time I said I was going to
Washington Duke,” he said.
Schmidt will serve as the director of sales
and marketing at the Washington Duke Inn
& Golf Club beginning Sept. 30.
Jim Bressler, the current director of sales
and marketing at the Washington Duke,
confirmed Schmidt’s new position. He
declined to make any further comments.
Schmidt started as the director of sales and
marketing at the Carolina Inn for a year and
a half before becoming the general manager.
“It’s been an incredibly wonderful three-
year run here at the inn,” Schmidt said.
Gabriel Leal, a bartender at the Carolina
Inn, said Schmidt was one of the best man-
agers he has seen during his time there.
“We’ve had managers in the past that
come straight into their offices and we never
see them, ever,” Leal said.
“He’s one of the guys that will come
around and say, ‘Hello, how are you doing,
how are things?’ You’d see him.”
Schmidt said his job offer from the
Washington Duke was unsolicited.
“I’ve known the principals that oper-
ate the Washington Duke for almost three
decades, and when they presented me an
opportunity to join their team, it seemed
like a good thing to do,” he said.
Schmidt will not have to relocate for his
new job, and is happy to be able to continue
living in the Triangle area.
Though he is switching inns, he said he
does not think it will be too big of a transition.
“The fundamentals are all the same,” he
“It’s about providing excellent service and
making good memories for all the people
that stay at either place. That’s the business
we’re in, the business of making memories.”
Leal said he, along with many other
employees, will miss Schmidt’s leadership.
As for a replacement, a national search is
currently underway, Schmidt said. Destination
Hotels & Resorts and UNC Management
Company are involved in the search.
“We’ ll have to wait and see what’s going to
happen,” Leal said.
attend the rally
Time: 1 p.m. today
Location: Front steps of Wilson Library, followed
by a march to the Carolina Inn
the Sierra Student Coalition will
present on coal divestment.
Inn GM crosses Tobacco Road
Courtesy of JaCk sChmidt
Jack Schmidt, the general manager of
Carolina Inn, will begin his new job at the
Washington Duke Inn on Sept. 30.
Jack Schmidt served his last day
at the Carolina Inn Friday.
Tribe Tops Tar Heels
Senior midfielder Chipper Root (center) goes for the ball in UNC’s 1-0 loss to William & Mary. Root took one of UNC’s 10 shots in the game.
The men’s soccer team lost its ﬁrst game of the season
Men’S SoCCer: WIllIaM & Mary 1, UnC 0
By Kate Eastman
When the sideline referee raised his
flag to signal a William & Mary goal at
Fetzer Field Tuesday night, the No. 1 North
Carolina men’s soccer team was left in a
wake of confusion.
Not only was the team playing with only
10 players on the field, but UNC also could
not be certain that the chaos surrounding its
net had produced a legitimate goal.
William & Mary midfielder Chris Perez
sent a volley into the box that was then
headed by Chris Albiston in the 73rd
minute. UNC redshirt junior goalkeeper
Brendan Moore came off his line to push
the ball away, but wasn’t able to get to the
deflection in time.
“It was a cluster,” Moore said. “I saw the
ball bouncing around and somehow it got
pushed into the net. I saw the ball get close
(to the goal line) and it may have passed it.
I’m not sure, but Nick (Williams) definitely
played it back out.”
UNC’s confusion reached its peak when
Tribe forward Jackson Eskay, not Albiston,
was credited with the goal.
The goal gave the Tribe a 1-0 lead it
would not relinquish, and broke both
UNC’s undefeated record and its four-
game streak of overtime play.
Despite the defensive mayhem, the more
troubling issue for coach Carlos Somoano
was the fact that his players had been out-
numbered 10 to 11 due to a substitution
“I sent (Boyd Okwuonu) off because he
had blood on his uniform,” Somoano said.
“They asked me if I wanted a sub and we
said yes. I called Cooper (Vandermaas-
Peeler) up and they didn’t give us a chance
to sub. It’s not right that they scored when
we had a man down.”
From the initial whistle, the Tribe imme-
diately shook up the Tar Heel defense, forc-
ing a series of errors. Two failed clearances
on the UNC back line left William & Mary
open for dangerous shots early in the half.
After the initial defensive threats, the
Tar Heels were able to regain possession
and control the remainder of the half.
In the second half, the Tar Heels contin-
ued to push, pounding multiple crosses over
the goal mouth. Senior forward Josh Rice
had three early back-to-back attempts, two
from headers and one from a strike that
resulted in a corner kick, but UNC could not
capitalize on the final touch.
“We’re creating chances we’re just not
finishing right now,” junior forward Tyler
Engel said. “Sometimes balls don’t bounce
The Tar Heels left the field frustrated,
but Somoano said the blame for the loss
should not fall on the referees.
“When you’ve really got your stuff
together and you’re really playing well, you
get through these moments,” Somoano
said. “It’s not like you’re not going to have
something controversial happen to you
every season. We need to find a better way
to handle these moments.”
Campaign aims to crack code of illiteracy issue
By Will Parker
Mary Carey wants to make illit-
eracy an election issue — and she’s
tricking people into thinking they
can’t read to do it.
Carey is the campaign director at
Bootstraps PAC, the organization
responsible for the signs all around
the Triangle that feature a random
collection of colorful letters with a
bar code linking to the organiza-
The organization works to illumi-
nate the illiteracy problem among
children in the area.
“Our hope is to make these kids
an election issue,” Carey said. “The
school board can have the greatest
impact on these kids.”
Four Chapel Hill residents are
running for three seats on the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Board of Education.
The candidates are incum-
bents James Barrett and Michelle
Brownstein, and Andrew Davidson
and Ignacio Tzoumas.
“I don’t understand what it is say-
ing at all,” freshman Blaine Sanders
said about the signs.
The election-like signs are
placed at prominent intersections
in Chapel Hill, including Franklin
Street and Martin Luther King Jr.
Chapel Hill resident Susan Dell
said she was intrigued by the signs
when she first saw one but didn’t
know what it meant.
“I don’t know if I would scan the
code unless I saw it a few times and
really had the time,” she said.
The signs did draw the interest
of Alex Orocz, a UNC graduate stu-
dent, although he did not immedi-
ately know the meaning.
“I couldn’t decipher what it was
when I read it, so I imagine (for)
someone who’s illiterate, it must be
But Orocz said it was unlikely he
would try to find out the purpose of
the signs on his own.
“I’ve actually never scanned a QR
code before, despite having a smart-
phone,” he said.
Katrina Battle, a graduate stu-
dent at UNC, also didn’t under-
stand the signs, but she said she
felt the issue of illiteracy is impor-
“I know illiteracy is a problem
everywhere, and I do realize the
importance of reading, especially
with parents with smaller kids,” she
Though the campaign left many
A cryptic sign has made its way to Franklin Street. Residents can scan the bar
code to learn more about illiteracy in the Triangle.
Puzzling signs strive to
draw attention to local
Chapel Hill residents perplexed,
when Dell found out the meaning of
the signs, she said she was enthusi-
“That’s awesome,” she said. “What
a great use of letters.”
Schmidt said he’s fond of the time he
spent at the Carolina Inn.
“When you work for a property like this
owned by a university, you look at things
more generationally than you do transac-
tionally,” he said.
“It gives you the ability to really fall in love
with an asset completely differently than you
would with something that’s just a job.”
News Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Daily Tar Heel 4
By Maddie Flager
A expert in media law said
the Obama administration
has pursued policies differ-
ently than transparency and
press advocates have hoped.
The speaker, Bruce Brown,
discussed the relationship
between the government and
media to about 100 students
at the conclusion of First
Amendment Day festivities.
Brown, the executive
director of the Reporters
Committee for Freedom of
the Press, gave a brief his-
tory of leak investigations
conducted during the Obama
administration and shared his
thoughts on how the media
ought to respond.
Brown detailed this sum-
mer’s investigation of former
State Department contrac-
tor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim,
charged with leaking top-
secret information to Fox
News. This led to the journal-
ist in contact with Kim being
charged as a co-conspirator.
The U.S. Department
of Justice claimed it had
no choice but to identify
the reporter, James Rosen,
because of the Privacy
Protection Act, he said.
This past summer, Brown
worked with the Reporters
Committee, which led a
coalition of more than 50
news groups and journalism
organizations to influence the
Justice Department to reform
its guidelines, which had not
been altered since the 1980s.
They have made headway,
including bringing search
warrants under federal policy.
Previously only subpoenas
were mentioned; now, search
warrants have to be approved
by the attorney general too.
Journalism professor Cathy
Packer said it was vital for stu-
dents to understand this issue.
“Many of our students
are about to enter this world
where they are going to have
confidential sources, and
they need to be aware of the
threats the government may
pose if and when they’re writ-
ing stories about national
security,” she said.
“Citizens should be con-
cerned about this because
these issues are really about
the balance of power between
the government and the press.”
Kenan Bateman, a junior
advertising major, said he val-
ues confidentiality in reporting.
“At the end of the day,
investigations into different
topics require confidential-
ity,” he said. “Without that
confidentiality it protects the
government too much.”
Cupola gets an update
Media law talk
By Erin Davis
While it is not as well-
known as other University
institutions, UNC Facilities
Services provides students
with everything from recy-
cling bins to building renova-
tions on campus.
And the department tries
to do so in an environmen-
tally friendly, cost-efficient
Luke Hoff, director of
the design and construc-
tion department in Facilities
Services, said the department
takes on more than 350 proj-
ects a year.
He said one of its current
projects is the restoration of
the cupola — a small, dome-
like structure — that adorns
Manning Hall, which is home
to the School of Information
and Library Science.
Gary Marchionini, dean of
the School of Information and
Library Sciences, said con-
struction on the cupola was
supposed to be completed by
the end of the summer.
“We were hoping it would
be done before classes began
but I think all of the rain we
had this summer made it
stretch beyond,” he said.
Lou Buarotti, carpentry
supervisor and construc-
tion manager for Facilities
Services, said the project
should be finished by the end
Facilities Services, which
employs roughly 1,000 peo-
ple, plans and manages all the
facilities and grounds projects
on campus that cost less than
Despite the wide range of
projects the department is
responsible for, Hoff said the
department strives to keep
“We incorporate sustain-
able materials,” he said.
“We have a task force,
which specifically identi-
fies materials that could be
switched out for something
more sustainable — for exam-
ple, ceiling tiles made out of
Hoff said Facilities
Services has done its best
to keep workers employed
while trying to keep UNC an
“To minimize the poten-
tial of layoffs we (operate)
just through attrition — if
somebody decides to retire
we don’t refill that position,”
“We haven’t had to lay off
people in the past five years.”
Buarotti said the environ-
mentally friendly options are
more cost-efficient in most
“We try to stick to sustain-
able products — locally grown
Manning Hall’s cupola was supposed to be finished by the end
of the summer, but constuction continued into September.
UNC Facility Services
is working on the
Manning Hall project.
lumber and stuff like that,
formaldehyde-free PVC,” he
said of construction materials
for the cupola.
He said Facilities Services
is also working on the new
Alpine Bagel location in the
Thurston Bowles building, a
sound system renovation in
the Student Union, a com-
plete refurbishment of the
Playmakers Theater and a
renovation of the eighth-floor
lounge in Davis Library.
“We’re working to bet-
ter the environment from a
teaching and learning stand-
point for both the faculty and
the students,” Hoff said. “I
love helping people.”
NOTICE TO ALL DTH CUSTOMERS
Deadlines are NOON one business day prior
to publication for classifed ads. We publish
Monday thru Friday when classes are in session.
A university holiday is a DTH holiday too (i.e.
this affects deadlines). We reserve the right to
reject, edit, or reclassify any ad. Acceptance
of ad copy or prepayment does not imply
agreement to publish an ad. You may stop your
ad at any time, but NO REFUNDS or credits for
stopped ads will be provided. No advertising
for housing or employment, in accordance with
federal law, can state a preference based on
sex, race, creed, color, religion, national origin,
handicap, marital status.
FREE MOVIE DAY! Stadium 10 Theaters
at Northgate. Thursday, September 26.
All UNC students, staff, faculty with ID.
www.ecemovies.com or 919-286-1001.
ADULT FITNESS SWIMMING Ages 18+.
For ftness, fun, technical improvement or
competition. Offered 6 days/wk. Morning, noon
and afternoon. www.dukeaquatics.com for
Child Care Services
ASSISTANT TODDLER TEACHER: Harvest
Learning Center is looking for an assistant
toddler teacher. Experience and early childhood
education preferred but not required. A love for
children a must. Full-time and part-time hours
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:
WALK IN CLOSET
for rent in2BR townhouse style apartment in
Shadowood Apartments. Room also has person-
al sink. Apartment includes freplace and W/D.
$470/mo. +utilities. Water included in rent.
Off the NS, T, A buslines. Call 404-861-5170
or email email@example.com.
CONVENIENT TO UNC: 3BR/1.5BA ranch
in quiet Glen Lennox neighborhood. Large
yard, carport, hardwood foors, bus nearby.
East Chapel Hill High, Culbreth, Glenwood.
Rent reduced $1,290/mo.. Fran Holland
Properties, firstname.lastname@example.org or call
1BR. 207-A CARR STREET. 4 blocks to Franklin
Street. Available now $600/mo. For more
info, Fran Holland Properties:fhollandprop@
gmail.com or text 919-630-3229.
3BR/1.5BA CARRBORO HOUSE on North
Greensboro Street. Large yard, hardwood foors,
carport, pets negotiable with fee. $1,200/
mo. Fran Holland Properties: fhollandprop@
gmail.com or text 919-630-3229.
SPACIOUS 3BR/2.5BA DUPLEX offers open
foor plan with hardwood foor and
freplace in great room, kitchen, large
master suite and bath, 2 car garage.
On busline, pets negotiable with fee.
$1,395/mo. Fran Holland Properties.
Email email@example.com for pics
or text 919-630-3229.
BIKE FROM THIS 2BR/2BA HOUSE on
Branch Street (off of MLK Blvd). Lovely
hardwood foors, great room, 1 car garage
and large. $1,295/mo. Fran Holland
Properties, firstname.lastname@example.org or text
COUNTRY SETTING OFF HWY 86, this lovely
2BR/3BA (with extra room with built in
bunks) is located in Hideaway Estates. A large
shady lot perfect for pets, enjoy the private
deck. Wonderful great room with freplace,
lovely kitchen, hardwood foors thru out,
2 car garage, mud room. $1,300/mo. Fran
Holland Properties: email@example.com
or call 919-630-3229.
2BR/2.5BA OAKS CONDO: Backs up to golf
course, Living room with freplace, dining
room. Walk, bike or bus to Meadowmont
and Friday Center. $890/mo. Fran Holland
Properties, firstname.lastname@example.org or text
$950/MO. 2BR TOWNHOME. Quiet, beautiful
neighborhood just minutes from down-
town Chapel Hill. Has a balcony, community
tennis court, pool, great walking trails and bus
SHARING A QUIET HOME. Grad student pre-
ferred. On a little lake, a few miles from cam-
pus. $600/mo. includes utilities. 919-210-4532,
MERCIA RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES: Now
showing lease properties for 2014-15
school year. Walk to campus, 1BR-6BR
available. Contact via merciarentals.com or
FURNISHED OAKS 2BR/2.5BA condo close to
Friday Center. Bring suitcase and move in. 3+
month term available. One check $1,250/mo.
all utilities and internet included. Fran
Holland Properties: email@example.com,
DELIVERY DRIVER: Tarheel Takeout needs
delivery drivers. Your car, your music and none
of the headaches of being a waiter. Up to
$1,000/wk Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE SALES ASSOCIATE:
Looking for a cheerful and reliable person to
join our team. Must be great with customers
of all ages, especially the little ones!
Weekday shifts are 2-8pm and Saturdays are
fexible. Must work at least 3 shifts a week.
Please send your resume or an email to
FUN, VERY part-time, high energy event
photography position for reliable, approach-
able and outgoing students. Equipment and
training provided. Most events are Friday and
Saturday evenings 11pm-1am. Call Tonya at
HIRING NOW: CATERING server and bartender
positions for all home UNC football and
basketball games. Catering experience NOT
necessary. Only responsible, reliable candi-
dates need apply. Please email resume to
email@example.com if interested. Perfect
job for students!
RECRUITING GESTATIONAL CARRIER Carolina
Conceptions is recruiting healthy women,
ages 25 to 38, who would be willing to carry a
pregnancy for couples who are able to
conceive but unable to carry a pregnancy. The
eggs will be provided by our patient (intended
parent) or an egg donor, so you, as the carrier,
will not have a genetic connection to the baby.
Requirements include, non-smoker, normal
BMI, no health problems, have a normal uterus
and have been previously pregnant. Legal con-
tracts, physical exam, and monitoring of early
pregnancy will be coordinated through our of-
fce. Compensation will be minimally $20,000.
If interested, please go to our website to fll out
application at www.carolinaconceptions.com.
UNC CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY recruiting
subjects age 18-75 with anal fssure
to determine effcacy and safety of
investigational medication. 919-843-7892,
THE CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO YMCA is look-
ing for afterschool counselors. Counselors
actively participate in sports, homework, crafts
and other activities each afternoon with stu-
dents grades K-8. Hours are generally 2-6pm,
Monday thru Friday. Applications can be
found on our website, www.chcymca.org,
or you can apply at the Chapel Hill Branch
at 980 MLK Blvd. Send applications to
firstname.lastname@example.org or turn in at the Y.
WALK TO WORK. Part-time, offce marketing
position. Flexible hours, located on Franklin
Street. Research, customer service and market-
ing skills. Must have a laptop to do emails and
research. $7.25/hr. +sales incentive available.
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, located in East
54 shopping center (next to Aloft). We are
entering our busiest season. Apply today at
ORGANIZED STUDENT to assist with errands,
household tasks in Woodcroft area. Flex-
ible schedule. $8/hr. Email bethbeth2384@
HELP WANTED. Marketing major, with
excellent computer and social media skills,
to teach and assist local insurance agent in
marketing and computer related tasks. $13/hr.
PRIVATE CLUB SEEKING SERVERS: Exclusive
club close to Chapel Hill is seeking profes-
sional, well groomed servers and bartenders for
daytime shifts. Prospects should have some
experience in the serving industry and able
to deal with high end clientele. A good work
ethic and attitude is key as well. Must be able
to work weekends. Compensation is between
$12-$13/hr. depending upon experience. Send
resumes to: email@example.com.
PAID INTERNSHIP: Gain valuable sales expe-
rience with University Directories, a Chapel
Hill collegiate marketing company. Flexible
schedule. Average $13/hr. Email resume to
Lost & Found
LOST: PASSPORT. On Tuesday evening (9/17).
Please call if found. Good reward is awaiting.
Thank you. 919-370-1877.
SHORT TERM RENTAL with private bath.
Ground foor of private home. Near major
bus park and ride and Chapel Hill tennis club.
Seeking a visiting professor or working
GLEN LENNOX 1BR APARTMENT for sublet
through May. $725/mo. +utilities (water,
electricity, gas). Hardwood foors, central
heating and AC. Near bus stop on G route.
TUTOR WANTED to help our 11th grade
daughter with homework, particularly pre-
calculus and chemistry. Flexible hours. $20/
hr. in our home, 2.5 miles from campus.
Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRECALCULUS TUTOR NEEDED for high school
junior. Near UNC. Experience required. Send
your info email@example.com Please include
tutoring, teaching experience.
ALGEBRA 2 TUTOR for high school student.
Math education major or math major preferred.
Salary negotiable. Transportation to Southern
Village necessary. 1 day/wk. Send contact in-
formation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUTORS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: Great
pay. Transportation is required. Math and
science skills required. Only hiring a few,
please email email@example.com or call
BE AN ESL VOLUNTEERS! Help school age
ESL students from various countries, Chapel
Hill-Carrboro Schools. Training 9/24 or 10/2,
5:30-9pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 919-967-8211 ext. 28339.
SCHOOL READING PARTNERS! Help beginning
readers practice reading skills, 1-2 hrs/wk,
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools. Training
9/25 or 9/26, 5:30-9pm or 10/2, 9am-
12:30pm. Email email@example.com or call
919-967-8211 ext. 28336.
COACH WRITE VOLUNTEERS! Conference
one on one with students to improve writing
skills. Training 9/17, 6-9pm or 9/26, 9:30-
12:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 919-967-8211 ext. 28369.
Announcements Help Wanted Volunteering Help Wanted For Rent
* All Immigration Matters *
Brenman Law Firm, PLLC • Visas-us.com
Llsu 8renmunǡ NC 8ourd CerLlfled SµeclullsL
Work vlsus Ȉ Creen Curds Ȉ ClLlzenshlµ
ReJuceJ Consu/t lee j or 0NC locu/ty Ƭ 5tuJents Ȉ ͙͡͡Ǧ͚͛͡Ǧ͛͜͝͡
Julia W. Burns, MD
Psychiatrist & Artist
5809 Cascade Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-428-8461 • juliaburnsmd.com
l Born & B
BlackAndWhiteReadAllOver.com CALL 919-962-0252
Advertise in the
DTH Service Directory...
It’s effective and affordable!
TEST PREP CLASSES
at Winmore Studio in
Chapel Hill starting NOW!
maximumtestprep.com • 919-525-1240
(c) 2013 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 6 -- Others help you advance.
A private connection proves valuable.
Money burns holes in your pockets. First
things frst. Do what you promised, or
renegotiate. Set long-range goals. Then
spend a little. Keep to your budget.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is an 8 -- A friend solves your
problem by encouraging you to try
alternatives you hadn’t previously
considered. They inspire you with the
missing piece that makes the connec-
tion. Upgrade workplace technology.
Relax with something delicious and
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is an 8 -- Success! Don’t hide
or diminish it. Accept offered benefts.
You put in the necessary effort. Keep
your promises to an elder. Consider
possible costs of upcoming actions. Gain
security. Be decisive. Put your heart into
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 6 -- Delegate to perfection-
ists for a job well done. New contacts
lead to opportunities. Ease into new
responsibilities. Let intuition be your
guide. Take appropriate action. Surprise
your partner with tickets. Simply enjoy
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 6 -- Financial opportunity
knocks. Accept a gift. Count your labor
as money saved. Work harder to protect
your investments. The cash may arrive at
the last minute. Flex your mind. Put in the
extra effort and succeed.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 6 -- Apply what you’ve recently
learned to your work. Act quickly. Accept
assistance. Come up with a new idea.
Costs are higher than anticipated. Incite
excitement. Check out a distant bargain,
but not by going there.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 7 -- You get a bright idea about
work, and it meets an urgent need. Your
excitement is contagious. Prepare to use
what you’ve learned to pay the bills.
Apply creative energy. Provide facts. And
get a bonus.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 6 -- Relax before a new
endeavor. Scrub-a-dub-dub! Sudden
inspiration excites your creative efforts.
Re-arrange the furniture. Feed the work
machinery. Get farther than expected.
Keep digging and fnd the clue. Add a
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7 -- Buy a household item
you’ve been needing. Find just the right
place for it, but frst, make sure it’ll work.
You’ve earned it. Do what needs to be
done. Logistics are a signifcant factor.
Family shares joy.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is an 8 -- Luck fuctuates wildly. Hit
pay dirt. Keep a lid on spending though.
You’ll see how to use what you’ve recently
learned. Provide motivation. A journey
begins. A loved one provides valuable
information. Get lost in the reading.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 6 -- Discover hidden treasure,
or call in a debt that’s owed to you. You
can fnd a use for the extra money. Inject
an enthusiastic spark to your work. Your
fame travels. Send someone else ahead.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 6 -- Try something new. You
gain an insight. Others ask your advice.
Your friends now believe you can do
just about anything. Choose your battles
carefully. This will be fun. Find solid facts
to support your theory.
To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
If September 25th is Your Birthday...
Broaden your education this year. Immerse
yourself in new cultures and enthusiasms.
Re-assess your priorities as you plan adventures.
Water & tend your garden (and finances) w/
regular discipline for thriving. Balance work &
play for health & wellness. Share love.
BR = Bedroom • BA = Bath • mo = month • hr = hour • wk = week • W/D = washer/dryer • OBO = or best offer • AC = air conditioning • w/ = with • LR = living room
Line Ads: Noon, one business day prior to publication
Display Classifed Ads: 3pm, two business
days prior to publication
Line Classifed Ad Rates
Private Party (Non-Proft)
25 Words ....... $18.00/week
Extra words .. 25¢/word/day
25 Words ....... $40.00/week
Extra words ...25¢/word/day
EXTRAS: Box: $1/day • Bold: $3/day
To Place a Line Classified Ad Log onto
www.dailytarheel.com/classifieds or Call 919-962-0252
DTH offce is open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
Come work with
Legacy Academy Preschool.
Call (919) 929-7060
Find where to live by distance from the Pit!
RECYCLE ME PLEASE!
News Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Daily Tar Heel 5
Protestors take to the
steps of Wilson Library, urg-
ing the University to divest
from coal. See pg. 3 for story.
Freedom of the press
Bruce Brown gives
speech on relationship
between media and Obama.
See pg. 4 for story.
What’s a cupola?
Manning Hall’s decora-
tive dome is getting a make-
over this fall from Facilities
Services. See pg. 4 for story.
GM switches sides
The Carolina Inn gen-
eral manager is heading to
UNC’s rival school’s inn.
See pg. 3 for story.
Complete the grid
so each row, column
and 3-by-3 box (in
bold borders) contains
every digit 1 to 9.
© 2013 The Mepham Group. All rights reserved.
Level: 1 2 3 4
(C)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
All rights reserved. Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
1 Pizza Quick sauce brand
5 Boxer’s weapon
9 Frankly declare
13 Parade instrument
14 “The Andy Griffith
15 Olin of “The Reader”
16 Cheers for a torero
17 Like a blue moon
18 Overcast, in London
19 Animation pioneer
22 Too scrupulous for
24 Peasant dress
27 Warren Harding’s
32 Jacuzzi effect
33 50+ group
34 Score after deuce
35 Line on a map
37 1999, 2000 and 2001
Best Actor nominee (he
43 Japanese fish dish
44 Battery post
46 “Dear” one?
47 __ qua non
52 Cry of pain
53 Eat too
54 Poems of
a hint to a
hidden in 19-, 27- and
58 Coyote’s coat
59 Bridge player’s blunder
60 Work on a garden row
62 Garden pest
63 Low points on graphs
64 Benelux locale: Abbr.
65 Billboard fillers
66 Lacking a musical key
67 Souse’s woe
1 Frat letter
2 Longtime ISP
3 Got tiresome
4 Not in the know
5 Old West defense
6 High-tech release of
7 Voice-activated app for
8 Football supporters
9 African country that was
a French colony
10 “Well, that’s weird”
11 With 12-Down, sign
with an arrow
12 See 11-Down
20 Island ring
21 Patriots’ org.
22 Serving success
25 Modern film effects,
28 __ the Great: boy
29 Rob Reiner’s dad
30 Hershiser of ESPN
31 Oil bloc
35 FICA benefit
36 La-la lead-in
37 Ruddy, as a complexion
38 Places to plug in mice
39 More reserved
40 En pointe
41 Place to store cords
42 Beats by a whisker
43 For instance
45 Slalom curve
48 Words accompanying a
49 Like much metered
56 Columnist Bombeck
57 Country singer McCoy
58 SFO overseer
61 Hesitant sounds
sends — we’re going to make
you pay, really, more than the
cost of your education to come
here, and I worry about that. I
think it’s not the right message
for our state.
DTH: What has your
relationship been like with
Chancellor Carol Folt since
she started her job in July?
TR: When I first sat down
to interview her, it did not
take long to figure out that
she was the right choice
for UNC-Chapel Hill. She’s
incredibly bright, she has pas-
sion, she has energy, she has a
commitment to public higher
I’ve also been impressed by
her judgment, the issues that
she’s had to confront in her
short time here so far.
DTH: You announced a cam-
pus security initiative in June
to see if the system was on
target in addressing allegations
of crimes, including sexual
TR: This is an important
initiative for us, and it’s not
being driven by what hap-
pened at Chapel Hill or any
other school. (We want) to be
certain that our students are
safe first and foremost, second
to be sure that when there are
issues of student conduct ... we
have a process that works well
and is fair to the student but
also to the University.
We’re particularly con-
cerned about sexual assault
and how it’s handled — in
some ways sexual assault and
other violent kinds of assault
are different because they
intersect with the legal system
in ways many other kinds of
student conduct issues don’t.
Figuring out how to blend
those different processes so
that we’re sure we’re not in any
way inhibiting or interfering
with or damaging the legal
process while at the same
time, providing a thoughtful,
careful process for the hearing
of these matters on campus —
it’s a complex issue.
It’s one frankly from my own
personal experience that I’ve
seen a lot of. I spent 17 years
as a trial judge so I tried a lot
of these cases and I know how
difficult they are. We want to
be sure we do it exactly the
right way, the best way pos-
sible, use all the best practices.
DTH: Students from UNC-
CH have been meeting with
members of the system’s
General Administration to
discuss alternatives to gen-
der-neutral housing. What is
the status of that?
TR: I think they’ve got some
follow-up conversations to take
place. I know our (Association
of Student Governments)
leader is trying to work with
the campus and others to think
through some alternatives and
options to ensure student safe-
ty because I think that’s been a
concern that all of us want to
be sure we’re on top of.
DTH: What’s the next step?
TR: We agreed to provide
the written materials that
were provided to us to our
board chair. Then I think
Robert Nunnery, who’s the
ASG president, is going to be
working with student leaders
to come up with some options,
and we’ll see where that leads.
DTH: At the last board
meeting, a member brought
up the possibility of con-
solidating a university. Long-
term, where do you see the
TR: There’s no proposal
from anyone on our board
at this point to consolidate a
campus. I think that there are
a lot of things that we would
need to try and fail at before
we’d ever get to that point.
I always ask students and
faculty of a campus — what
would this town be like if the
university wasn’t there? Each
of these institutions has a real
role to play in their region so if
you were to shut one of them
down, it would have in many
ways a devastating effect on the
region, and I think we all have
to think through that before we
think that’s an easy solution for
any budget problem.
The other thing I remind
people of — this is a growing
state. There’s going to be an
increasing demand for higher
education in the state.
I don’t think the future is
going to lead in that direction
for the University of North
Carolina. I hope not because
I think it would mean that
things are not going well for
the state, because if the state
is thriving, then the University
would thrive with it.
DTH: Is there anything in
this job that keeps you up at
TR: I think we all worry
about another crisis at one
of our institutions, and how
many more can you take?
Any time you’re dealing with
an institution that employs
as many people as we do ...
and then you throw on top
of that 220,000 students
— there’s going to be crises,
there’s going to be mistakes
made. It’s our job to man-
age through those and try to
resolve those as quickly as we
can and successfully as we
can and we’re going to con-
tinue to do that. I don’t lose
sleep over those things.
But what I worry about
more than anything is the
success of our students and
their safety and their oppor-
tunity and their ability to help
provide the leadership and
the development of our econ-
omy ... because that’s who we
I was just watching a
video from the University
of Virginia about a young
woman who was very highly
regarded on campus, went to
Washington, D.C. for a party
and took a molly pill (and
died). I worry about that a
whole lot more than I do any-
All that’s going on with
the University, is it hurting
opportunities for students in
some way? Are we cutting in
the wrong places? Or doing
something that might reduce
their opportunity? Those are
the kinds of things that keep
from page 1
He said a third of the money
will pay for project resources,
and the rest will go toward
salaries for the research team
and other necessities, such as
chemicals for experiments.
The project will employ
about 50 people.
Tarran’s research team will
focus on the effect of tobacco
smoke on the lungs. He said
cigarette smoking can cause
dangerous diseases such as
chronic obstructive pulmo-
“COPD is the third leading
killer in the U.S., (and) there’s
only a poor understanding of
why it does what it does,” he
Ribisl’s project, “Effective
Communication on Tobacco
Product Risk and FDA
Authority,” features a program
to hire and train project team
members, which will likely
include graduate and post-
doctoral students. It will also
include a $150,000 pilot
program to go toward salaries
and other project needs.
“We want to help optimize
the best way to communicate
information so it has the best
effect on tobacco users,” he
Because the grant was just
awarded, the two have only
recently begun recruiting team
Tarran said there are also
economic benefits to the grant
such as possibly bringing sci-
entists and researchers from
all over the world to UNC.
“It will inject money into
North Carolina,” Tarran said.
There is already some
tion, along with coordination
with other schools such as
Wake Forest University, the
University of Minnesota and
the University of Cincinnati
on Ribisl’s project.
Ribisl said he is looking
forward to partnering with
Tarran on both projects.
“We hope that there are
opportunities for working
together,” Ribisl said.
from page 1
Nelson said his platform is
based on three objectives —
opposing legislation that fur-
ther reduces teacher salaries
or cuts the education budget,
allows fracking or infringes
upon voting rights.
“As an attorney, I deal with
the adversarial world every
day,” he said. “I have clients
who are often the underdogs
— I think that’s where the
Democratic Party is right now.”
Pelissier, an Orange County
commissioner, said she has a
long history in public service
that many other candidates
She wants to focus on creat-
ing job incentives and work
to overhaul education policies
and communication between
the community and legislators
on bills being passed.
But Pelissier said her cam-
paign is about more than just
her experience and what she
hopes to work on in the future.
“My children were both
born and raised in this
county. My daughter and her
kids live in District 50 — it
makes you be very vested in
what happens for the future,”
from page 1
UNC’s pickup culture thrives
By Keaton Greene
UNC alumnus Dan
Costello has been playing
pickup basketball in Woollen
Gym — a court dating back to
the 1930s — for 10 years.
“Woollen is historical … the
Heels used to play here before
you were born,” he said.
For Costello and others,
the unique culture of pickup
basketball at UNC emerges
from open courts and groups
of students, teachers and
Chapel Hill residents that
come together to play.
While students also have the
option to join intramural and
club teams, pickup student rec-
reational basketball teams have
no official structure besides
the players who play, many of
whom don’t know each other
off the courts.
“If you give them a basket-
ball and courts, they know
what to do from there,” said
Reggie Hinton, director of
facilities and operations for
There are many open
courts on campus, including
Woollen, Fetzer Gym, Rams
Head Recreational Center
and outdoor courts next to
the Smith Center.
“It is the product of UNC
deep in basketball tradition,”
Hinton said. “People want to
play — pickup or otherwise.”
Woollen has hosted a pickup
game played by faculty, staff,
alumni and graduate stu-
dents during lunch hours on
Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays for more than 20 years.
“Lunch is the time I don’t
teach classes,” said commu-
nications graduate student
Towns said he plays in
Woollen because he is not
as young as he once was
and many of the players at
Woollen are older.
However, the number of
people that play at Woollen
is not as consistently high as
Hinton thinks it should be.
Last week, 216 people played
pickup on Friday, but only 92
people played on Monday.
Hinton attributes the lower
numbers at Woollen to the lack
of air conditioning in the gym.
Senior Melanique DeVeaux
said she chooses instead to
play at Rams because it is air-
conditioned. She also believes
that Rams tends to draw more
competitive players, which
makes it more crowded.
“Woollen feels like it’s 800
degrees,” she said.
Senior Tyler Colvard said
when the courts are especially
crowded, the players will
shoot for spots on the team.
The first five players to make
a basket will play on the same
team. The winning team gets
to keep playing, while the los-
ing team will disassemble.
Rams starts to get crowded
around 5 p.m., when most
Senior Ying-Ao Zhang plays a pick up game of basketball at Rams Head Recreation Center on Tuesday.
popular on campus.
to check out pickup
culture in action.
classes are over and players
can park on campus, he said.
Director of Campus
Recreation Bill Goa said he
plans to address the lack of air
conditioning in Woollen and
the crowded courts in Rams.
Within the next six months,
he will create a recreational
facilities master plan, and will
assess the need for more bas-
ketball, volleyball and other
“We will solicit student
input during this process,” he
UNDERSTAND YOUR OPTIONS
Call P REGNANCY S UPPORT S ERVICES
Chapel Hill: 919-942-7318 or Durham: 919-490-0203
• Free & confidential pregnancy tests
• Free limited ultrasound & STD testing
• Community Resources
BUY A COUCH • FIND A JOB • DITCH YOUR ROOMMATE
SELL YOUR CAR • FIND A SITTER • VOLUNTEER
we’re here for you. all day. every day
Opinion Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Daily Tar Heel 6
Established 1893, 120 years of editorial freedom
QUOTE OF THE DAY
FEATUrED OnlinE rEADEr cOmmEnT
Make this the year for
divestment from coal
TO THE EDITOR:
UNC’s Board of Trustees
will meet this afternoon.
As a University student
and member of the Sierra
Student Coalition, I am
proud that the Beyond Coal
campaign is on the agenda.
This meeting will con-
tinue last semester’s forward
momentum, when 77 per-
cent of University students
voted in favor of divestment.
The Beyond Coal
campaign calls on the
University to divest our
$2.1 billion endowment
from the coal industry. Coal
presents dangers to the
environment and public
health and is becoming an
increasingly risky invest-
ment. Smart investment in
sustainability is the way to
Considering that the
campaign did not make
it to the agenda last year,
I am grateful that we can
now make our voices heard
on behalf of divestment.
The support of the board’s
members is vital to the
This is a pivotal moment
for the University. It is a
chance for the Board of
Trustees to engage with
students on an issue that
matters to all of us. We
believe that the University
can lead the way forward to
a more sustainable, finan-
cially secure future.
Students are invited to
attend a pre-meeting rally at
1 p.m. on the steps of Wilson
Library and to follow the
Sierra Student Coalition to
the board meeting at 2 p.m.
We will give our presenta-
tion at 2:30.
We have been granted
an amazing opportunity to
deliver our message. We
thank the Board of Trustees
for providing us the plat-
form. We thank them for
Lauren Moore ’16
The failed H-bomb in
Goldsboro is old news
TO THE EDITOR:
The Sept. 24 Daily Tar
Heel includes a conversa-
tion with professor Klaus
Larres about a nuclear
H-bomb that “nearly”
exploded near Goldsboro.
I taught for many years a
course at UNC on science,
technology and the nuclear
arms race. Based on this
experience I would like
to make a few comments
about this event.
The current report about
this event was published in
the British newspaper The
Guardian. It implies that
this event has been a secret
until recently declassified.
But it has been well-known
since its occurrence.
For example, a journalism
student from UNC inter-
viewed me about it long ago
— the interview has been
on the web under my name
ever since. The interview
is so old that modern com-
puter programs even have
problems reading it.
“We all have to make a choice between tak-
ing the time to defend our positions, or keep-
ing quiet because we don’t feel like arguing.”
Kaley Eryn, on freedom of speech and differences of opinion
“This movement is happening whether UNC
wants it or not. The question is not if, but
when do we want to be a leader...”
Jasmine Ruddy, on asking trustees to divest from coal at UNC
EDiTOriAl cArTOOn By Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Columnist Glenn Lippig on the
economics of liquor.
The Elephant in the Room
Junior business administration
major from Raleigh.
• Please type: Handwritten letters will not be accepted.
• Sign and date: No more than two people should sign letters.
• Students: Include your year, major and phone number.
• Faculty/staff: Include your department and phone number.
• Edit: The DTH edits for space, clarity, accuracy and vulgarity. Limit
letters to 250 words.
• Drop-off or mail to our office at 151 E. Rosemary Street, Chapel
Hill, N.C. 27514
• E-mail: email@example.com
The reports also seem to
vary greatly, with the num-
ber of failed safety mecha-
nism ranging from three out
of four to six out of seven.
Always there is a report of
only a single safety feature
remaining. Hence published
details must be compared to
known facts about H-bombs.
Some parts of one of
the H-bombs supposedly
have never been recovered
from the very deep mud;
hence, the ground has been
declared off-limits ever since.
But what was not recov-
ered? The fission trigger; the
teride material that would
produce the fusion reaction;
the natural uranium around
the fusion part of the bomb?
Or is “off-limits” an attempt
to hide some design details?
I have my suspicion that
this final safety feature was
very critical, and hard to
overcome. The design of
an H-bomb involves a very
complex sequence of chem-
ical implosion to trigger the
The H-bomb may have
come down by parachute.
But it was not designed
to explode on the ground
— was the altitude for the
explosion set? Hence we
don’t know how intact the
bomb actually was when it
hit the ground.
I am not convinced that
the H-bomb would have
done more than explode
chemically if the last safety
feature had failed. Maybe,
just maybe, the fission
bomb would have had a
partial explosion, spreading
Pu-239 (and U-235) over a
In any case, this event
was not a secret requiring
declassification. Because of
the public discussion at that
time, the bomb designers
hopefully learned from it.
Pressure to be silent
affects radicals, too
TO THE EDITOR:
The DTH reports that
campus conservatives fear
that they will get dirty
looks if they exercise their
First Amendment rights.
However, one’s right to free
speech does not entitle one
to be liked afterwards.
from the discussion was the
fact that the mainstream
liberal environment cracks
down on radicals perhaps
harder than conservatives.
The Tancredo protest is
cited, but the police’s use of
pepper spray on a peaceful
crowd goes unmentioned.
Also unmentioned is the
paramilitary assault on the
Yates Building occupation,
which the town rationalized
by claiming that “riot litera-
ture” was present. Reporters
were arrested as well.
Franklin Street became
a part of a widespread
crackdown on journalists
covering the Occupy move-
ment, one that dramatically
demoted the United States’
Press Freedom Index.
Charles Soeder ’08
will be in the dis-
cussion again dur-
ing the upcoming Board of
Trustees meeting, regard-
ing how the University
should approach their
GPA requirements. It is
clear that the best course
of action moving forward
would be to set a more
permanent standard mini-
mum GPA requirement
for all Greek organiza-
The campuswide GPA
A fair standard
average is constantly in
a state of flux. Setting a
minimum standard would
eliminate any issues relat-
ed to an always-changing
Greek councils should
work together in order
to determine a fair mini-
mum GPA standard. The
minimum shouldn’t be
a lofty goal that is set in
order to weed out Greek
organizations, but rather
a limit that will challenge
students in the classroom
and not be unreasonable
The councils should
ensure that they collabo-
rate in their dialogue with
the Board of Trustees, as
well as with various lead-
ers from all corners of the
Additionally, there is no
average GPA requirement
for most other groups on
campus, and the ones that
have one, like football,
don’t mandate a GPA that
is higher than the campus
average. Greek organiza-
tions should not be treated
It is imperative that the
trustees put any precon-
ceived notions of Greeks
aside and encourage dis-
cussion about a fair mini-
mum GPA standard for
A concrete goal
should be set for
the coal divestment
movement will pur-
sue the more feasible goal
of delegating a task force
to research complete coal
divestment in front of the
Board of Trustees today.
This is a crucial step for a
movement that UNC must
get behind before it’s left
in the dust of other top
If approved, the team
will investigate the feasi-
bility of divestment from
coal companies. The team
will present its findings to
the board in the spring.
A campuswide referen-
dum held last spring shows
77 percent of students voted
in support of divestment
from stocks and mutual
funds invested in coal.
The trustees denied the
movement an opportunity
to speak at its meeting last
Advocates of the move-
ment support divestment
because of coal’s declining
prominence in a natural
gas-saturated energy mar-
ket, in addition to the many
es of coal burning.
UNC’s money out of all
is not a clear-cut process.
UNC has only direct con-
trol over 7 percent of its
endowment, while the rest
is tied up in avenues such
as large mutual funds,
making divestment a more
This small portion
should not be overlooked.
Even a divestment from
coal could provide a
A movement that
started with a small
group of universities last
spring — including UNC
— has exploded into 308
schools, public and private,
throughout the country.
This movement is an
opportunity for UNC to
continue its tradition of
approve the new
This is the second install-
ment of a three-part series.
t a lively network-
ing event, I asked a
why he decided to start his
own business. He chuckled
and said, “It was two words
from my boss: you’re fired.”
Of course, getting fired
may get you thinking about
becoming an entrepreneur,
but it takes more than that
to make it a reality. An
entrepreneur is someone
who takes the initiative and
assumes the risk to organize
and manage a venture.
Drive, risk-taking, innova-
tion and a strong work ethic
are common to successful
entrepreneurs. There are
some other basic steps one
can take to make the goal of
starting a venture a reality.
At the heart of any suc-
cessful business is a great
idea. These can range from
the annoyingly simple (e.g.,
the Snuggie) to the rather
complex (e.g., therapeutics
and vaccines). You can find
inspiration by brainstorming
Julian is a Triangle Business
Journal 2013 Top 40 Under 40
about what societal needs
are not being met and then
developing a solution to ful-
fill one of those needs.
Once you have an idea,
draft a business plan. It’s a
tool that entrepreneurs can
use to help focus them in
the right direction for their
It will allow you to get
all your ideas on paper and
address any holes in your
thinking. Remember, the
plan is a dynamic document
meant to serve as a guide,
not a leash. As your venture
develops so will your busi-
While you forge your idea,
aspiring entrepreneurs benefit
by discussing their thoughts
with someone. These talks can
lead to valuable feedback that
will help to refine your ven-
ture. Don’t be afraid to have a
conversation! You’re going to
have to talk about your idea
at some point, and the sooner
Other entrepreneurs can
be a great sounding board,
and you may find a mentor.
Finding a good mentor
can save you a lot of blood,
sweat and tears.
Seek out someone you
admire or who has signifi-
cant relevant experience and
ask for guidance. You’ ll be
surprised at how generous
can be with their time.
Launching a venture can
seem daunting (like me try-
ing to explain twerking to
my mother … thanks Miley),
but these steps will put you
on the right path. Becoming
an entrepreneur is a learning
experience fueled by hard
work and innovation. Start
something — you’ ll be glad
Finding a mentor can help entrepreneurs fine-tune ideas.
Steps to startup success
ediTOr’s nOTe: Columns, cartoons and letters do not necessarily
represent the opinions of The Daily Tar Heel or its staff. Editorials reflect
the opinions of The Daily Tar Heel editorial board, which is made up of
nine board members, the opinion co-editors and the editor.
EDITorIal BoarD mEmBErs
NIcolE comparaTo EDITOR, 962-4086 OR EDITOR@DAILYTARHEEL.COM
saNEm kaBaca OPINION CO-EDITOR, OPINION@DAILYTARHEEL.COM
zach gavEr OPINION CO-EDITOR
mIchaEl DIcksoN ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR
oter ID defends the
legitimacy of elections
by ensuring every eligi-
ble citizen gets one vote. Those
who complain that there’s a
broader suppression effort in
the new law are either mis-
leading you or are themselves
The law ensures that the
person at the poll is the same as
the person on the registration.
Case law supports this idea,
as Supreme Court Justice
John Paul Stevens wrote in
Crawford v. Marion County
Election Board that the photo
ID requirement doesn’t consti-
tute a burden that outweighs
the state’s interest in prevent-
ing voter fraud. Where, then, is
The attacks against voter ID
follow two themes: either voter
ID is unnecessary because
there’s no voter fraud, or
Republicans passed voter ID
to keep minorities and youth
from voting. Kindly put, both
Fun fact: Monaco’s intention-
al homicide rate is zero. That
means in 2008, the last avail-
able year, exactly zero people
were found to have been mur-
dered there. But just because a
crime is rare doesn’t mean we
don’t need protection from it.
Isn’t that how we justify
humiliating security proce-
dures at the airport?
In the same year that no
one was murdered in Monaco,
the State Board of Elections
reported 49 cases of voter
fraud. That equals a fraud rate
of about 11 per 100,000 votes.
It’s funny to think that a
wealthy expat wandering the
streets of Monaco in the mid-
dle of the night is safer than
In terms of statistical signifi-
cance, voter fraud is more like
murder in Monaco — it’s prob-
ably not going to happen to you
or me or anyone we know.
But in terms of philosophi-
cal significance, that number
represents actual people who
were robbed of their vote.
That’s real voter suppression,
and that’s why voter ID makes
so much sense. The law doesn’t
take away your vote. It ensures
your vote is counted like every-
The idea that that it will sup-
press the youth vote is suspect.
Opponents point to the fact
that poll officials won’t accept
college IDs or out-of-state driv-
er’s licenses, with the second
point being simply untrue.
But think of all of the things
you already can’t do with your
college ID: obtain a mar-
riage license, buy a gun or get
a passport. Voting with my
OneCard would be like going
to the liquor store with my
I’m insulted by the idea that
minorities are incapable of
obtaining a photo ID in three
years. Does my being Japanese-
American prevent me from tak-
ing a couple of hours to ensure
my vote is secure? Raising the
boogeyman of racial discrimina-
tion only serves to silence sen-
sible debate. Voter ID isn’t some
21st-century poll tax — if only
because that same law offers
free voter ID cards to those who
can’t afford a driver’s license.
Opponents protest that the
right to vote must be fiercely
protected. I couldn’t agree more,
and that’s why I supported voter
ID, first as an intern for one of
the bill’s primary sponsors and
now as a columnist.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue reading from where you left off, or restart the preview.