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Volume 122, Issue 112

Wednesday, November 12, 2014





Athletes deserve to receive an education on their terms — not those of the NCAA


hen Frank Porter
Graham, then the
UNC system president,
announced in 1935 his
desire to return college sports to their amateur roots, alumni
and boosters complained the reforms he
proposed would cripple North Carolina’s
sports teams.
The editors of this newspaper responded
shortly afterward by posing the following
question: “Do you want to recognize athletics as the big business that it is?”
Three quarters of a century later, we’re
still waiting for a response. And so, in the
shadow of the Wainstein report, perhaps
the most damning proof to date that highprofile athletic programs and academic
excellence continue to be at odds, it is time
to commit to an answer:
Yes. Despite The Daily Tar Heel’s past
resistance to big-time college athletics, we
want to recognize that this University is in
the business of fielding high-budget, highrevenue sports teams for institutional gain.
We see little wrong with this arrangement, per se, other than that it has yet to
be formally acknowledged by the NCAA
and its member institutions.
But it is precisely that disingenuous
attitude toward the status quo that fails
student-athletes. It is the unwillingness to
fully face the obstacles they encounter in
their attempts to complete a degree while
essentially performing a full-time job and
managing their celebrity. And it is the
pretense that this is a reasonable demand

upon those whose compensation is so
compromised that provides incentive for
fraud here and elsewhere.
The damaged link between academic
achievement and athletic eligibility ought
to be formally broken. Athletes recruited
to this school as such should continue to be
given the opportunity to pursue a degree,
but they should not be compelled to do so.
This would not preclude students from
seeking to excel academically on their own
terms, but it would eliminate the need to
cover up any existing deficiencies in primary and secondary education, which are
only magnified in the face of demanding
practice and travel schedules.
The student-athletes at this school are
remarkable people. A significant majority
are perfectly capable and willing to complete a quality education while performing at the highest levels of their sports.
Proposing that they not be required to do so
does not undermine or fail to acknowledge
these strengths. Instead, it puts more power
in the hands of student-athletes to determine the terms upon which they are affiliated with this University and live their lives.
Providing student-athletes with a
choice of whether to enroll as full-time
students would create more visible distinctions between athletes and the student body, something the collegiate model
abhors. But these distinctions already
exist: For example, student reporters
must go through the athletic department — whose employees act as players’
gatekeepers — to speak with athletes who

are otherwise their friends. Some athletes are barred from engaging in other
extracurriculars or find their social media
accounts subject to censorship. These
sharp contrasts in the way athletes and
members of the general student body are
treated must be formally acknowledged
and dealt with in an equitable manner.
We must either return to a model of
true amateurism or work to accommodate
the reality that many student-athletes are,
for all intents and purposes, employees
given a scholarship in return for a service
rendered. Attempts to have it both ways
have been primarily responsible for the
fraud outlined in the Wainstein report.
A return to amateurism now seems
impossible. It would involve eliminating
athletic scholarships and losing millions
of dollars in revenue that have funded
the ascents of so many schools to greatness. Professional-level athletics at the
University are immensely popular, and
understandably so.
Athletics has given its community a
beloved common culture. It’s hard to
imagine UNC without heroes like Dean
Smith or stories like that of Michael
Jordan’s go-ahead shot to win the 1982
championship. These are the images that
have brought international attention to
this school and enhanced its prestige.
Similarly, the NCAA and its model of
amateur athletics seem to represent an
objective good for many students in allowing them to pursue a degree while doing
what they love. But the abundant good for

which this system is responsible cannot be
allowed to justify an institutional structure
that allows, if not encourages, action in
direct opposition to the best interests of
some student-athletes.
Unintended consequences of a different
nature will arise from any overhaul of the
collegiate model. Issues of just compensation and lost opportunities for non-revenue athletes should not be overlooked.
But today’s collegiate model is not sacrosanct. Its flaws deserve to be considered
on balance with those of proposed alternatives. We believe we have more to gain
from an honest assessment of the relationship between athlete and university than
we have already lost by delaying this conversation for decades.
The University is now considering
steps toward de-emphasizing the requirement that student-athletes be full-time
students to remain eligible, including the
possibility of a mandatory academic redshirt. Everything is on the table, though
it must be acknowledged that whatever
action is taken toward this end will have
to occur, in fits and starts, within a cumbersome NCAA framework.
Generations of Tar Heels born and bred
in the Carolina Way might struggle to
believe that UNC now possesses the moral
standing to lead a fight to reform collegiate
athletics. Yet in these first few weeks of the
post-Wainstein era, the national microphone and the public ear are trained upon
us. Now is the time to redeem what we
have lost. Now is the time to speak up.



Editor-in-Chief Jenny Surane offers an explanation for today’s
front page editorial. See for her column.

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That which is crooked cannot be made straight.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Daily Tar Heel

Entrepreneurs to help town simplify
The program is based
on 1 Million Cups’
business model.
By Marisa Bakker
Staff Writer

Entrepreneurs might be
able to teach the Town of
Chapel Hill something about
problem solving.
Today, the town will partner with Launch Chapel Hill
to host GovCups, an event
designed to encourage innovation in government.
“The purpose of hosting
GovCups, from our perspective, is to hold an event for
our employees that allows

them to participate in an
event that entrepreneurs use
and learn from the model,”
said Rae Buckley, organizational effectiveness coordinator for the town.
GovCups was adapted from
a similar program called 1
Million Cups, which was originally created by Missouribased Kauffman Laboratories
for Enterprise Creation.
The event is held at dozens
of cities across the country.
The local affiliate program is
organized by business accelerator Launch Chapel Hill.
The 1 Million Cups program allows participants six
minutes to pitch their ideas
before a panel of critics, usually businesspeople.

“It’s kind of like a church
for entrepreneurs — it’s a
regular event that brings
together entrepreneurs in a
very welcoming, safe environment to talk about what
they’re doing,” said Dina
Mills, program manager of
Mills said GovCups will
follow a similar pattern,
though targeting a different
“The event is geared
toward government employees and the pitches will be
provided to government
employees,” Buckley said.
It will be the first time an
adaptation of the 1 Million
Cups program will be
applied specifically to gov-

ernment innovation.
“I think that’s what we’re
trying to achieve as an organization: Looking for ways
that we can learn and think
differently about the services
we provide,” Buckley said.
The two companies presenting at GovCups are
Cityzen, headed by co-founder and CEO Jay Dawkins, and
Pavonis PIX, led by president
Richard Boyd.
Cityzen seeks to engage the
community by including feedback tools in social media and
online news, then amassing
response data and giving it to
policy makers.
Boyd said Pavonis PIX
combines interactive gaming
software with city planning,

allowing policy makers to
tailor the evolution of cities
and towns by building a virtual model of the city.
“If there is some co-design
and co-creation between the
people that live there and the
leadership and the businesses
that make it what it is, then I
think you’ll end up with a better outcome,” he said.
Boyd said GovCups gives
North Carolina the chance to
become an epicenter for ideas
and innovation.
“I’m looking for the sort
of environment to discuss
ideas, and this seemed like
an opportunity to do that,”
he said.
If the program is successful this year, Buckley said the

“It’s kind of like
a church for
Dina Mills,
Program manager for Launch Chapel
Hill, a local business accelerator

town hopes to recreate it in
future years.
“We’re testing out whether this is a model that could
be beneficial for our employees,” she said.
“Hopefully it’s something
that people find valuable
and we can use it in some

4 states vote on, support minimum wage hike
A poll said many N.C.
voters want wages to
jump to $10 an hour.
By Michael Liguori
Staff Writer

Voters in four states on
Election Day expressed a
desire for a higher minimum
wage — and simultaneously
put more Republicans in
All but two congressional
and gubernatorial races in
Alaska, Nebraska, Arkansas
and South Dakota were won
by Republican candidates.
Yet it was in those four states
where voters approved ballot
referendums that will gradually
raise their respective minimum
wages above the federal level of
$7.25 by 2016 or 2017.
The votes were a surprise to

some analysts given the states’
strong support for the probusiness, small-government
Republican Party, as the minimum wage is a governmentmandated price floor.
In Tuesday’s election,
North Carolina’s state government remained firmly
in Republican control, and
the majority of the state’s
congressional delegation is Republican — but
a recent poll suggests that
there might be substantial
support for a raise, said
Kenneth Fernandez, an Elon
University political science
professor and director of the
Elon Poll.
Elon’s poll in April was
open-ended, and respondents
could name their desired
minimum wage. Fernandez
said the average wage suggested was $10, and was
likely due to rhetoric from

“The minimum wage is one of the few
policies that … people can get behind to do
something about the issue of inequality.”
UNC professor T. William Lester
President Barack Obama,
who had suggested the federal minimum wage be raised
to more than $10 an hour.
“It seems that that had
been percolating down to a lot
of different states that there
needs to be an increase, and
that the increase should be
relatively substantial,” he said.
Patrick Conway, an economics professor at UNC, said
the classic criticism of raising
the minimum wage centers on
the notion that doing so will
reduce employment.
“If you increase the price
floor, then the number of people that the typical business
can hire profitably is expected

to go down,” he said.
Conway said existing
studies don’t necessarily
confirm or deny this impact.
He also suggested that the
growing oil and natural gas
markets in low-population
states like Alaska and South
Dakota could be leading all
wages to go up, naturally
dragging the minimum wage
with them.
T. William Lester, a professor in UNC’s Department of
City and Regional Planning,
said there might be issues
with businesses crossing state
borders to avoid paying a
higher minimum wage.
Wage changes have occurred

on the local level as well — San
Francisco raised its city-wide
minimum wage to $15 per
hour, a number far beyond the
$10.10 hourly wage that groups
like the Service Employees
International Union have been
“I think the city level minimum wage is the area where
we need more research,”
Lester said.
Still, he said his research
on the effects of the minimum
wage show that moderate
wage increases don’t cause
employment losses for most
“The minimum wage
is one of the few policies
that even in red states like
Arkansas and South Dakota
people can get behind to do
something about the issue of

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014


A Little Free Library joins Cedar Grove Park
The box offers free
books to anyone who
wants to borrow one.
By Wei Zhou
Staff Writer

There’s a little box on a post
located at the Cedar Grove
Park that runs itself 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
That little box holds 50
to 100 books and is part of
a national program, Little
Free Library, which aims to
promote literacy and love of
reading. Its slogan is “take a
book, return a book.”
Cedar Grove Park received
the box as a gift from
Arthrelle Snaders, a northern
Orange County resident. Her
daughter gave her the box as
a birthday present.
The Cedar Grove Park

Little Free Library box had its
opening ceremony on Oct. 8.
Beth Young, a spokeswoman for the Orange County
Department of Environment,
Agriculture, Parks and
Recreation, said the library
makes it easier for residents
to access books.
“For people in that area,
it gives them access to books
that they would not have
without traveling a pretty
good distance to the library in
Hillsborough,” Young said.
The Library’s books come
from Orange County Public
Library and donations from
local residents.
Young said one challenge
the library faces is ensuring
people return the books after
they read them since no one
supervises the circulation.
Robert Robbins, Cedar
Grove Park manager, said
compared to public librar-

“It gives them
access to books…
without traveling.”
Beth Young,
Communications manager for the
Orange County DEAPR

ies, the Little Free Library is
geared more toward younger
generations by giving them
more options to read and
helping them find the joy in
He said though people
have been actively using the
library since it opened at
the beginning of October, its
small size is holding it back.
“It’s limited by size and
there are not whole lot of
books in there,” Robbins said.
Robbins said although
the library is small, it has
attracted both the older

and younger populations
because of its variety of
books including mystery
and informative storytelling
Heather Wright, a fourthyear pediatric resident at
UNC, is a steward of two
little free libraries in Chapel
Hill and Carrboro areas. She
said residents can both borrow and donate books to the
“We hope that, though,
they can bring the book back
when they finish it or they
can replace the book, you
know, do a kind of exchange
thing to keep various books
there,” she said.
Wright said she and her
family members help paint the
libraries and make sure the
books are in good condition.
Wright said the books are
completely free.
“That’s kind of the whole

reason that why we have it
there, you know, is to provide
books, especially for children
who are not able to afford
books,” she said.
Wright said community
members, local libraries and
nonprofit organizations have
donated the books to contribute the libraries.

Robbins said the Little
Free Library enriches the
park by adding an activity
item to the park and encouraging young people to read.
“As far as the little library
goes, it has been nothing but
a plus,” he said.


Q&A with Clef Channing Mitzell
UNC’s Clef Hangers
performed on national TV
Sunday — on QVC’s “In the
Kitchen with David.” The
show is hosted by UNC and
Clef Hangers alumnus David
Venable, who graduated with
a degree in broadcast journalism in 1987. Channing
Mitzell, president of the Clef
Hangers, spoke with Daily
Tar Heel staff writer Trey
Flowers about the experience.

The Daily Tar Heel: How did

the idea of appearing on “In
the Kitchen with David” come

Channing Mitzell: This
idea came from members
of the group because David
Venable used to be a Clef
Hanger, and he was a Clef
Hanger who graduated in
1987, so he was a part of the
first ten years of the group.
And the current members of
the group really wanted to
go to David’s show because
he’s turning 50 this week.
He runs this show twice a
week, called “In the Kitchen
with David,” and it’s QVC’s
most watched show. It
brings in about 2.5 million
viewers a week, and he’s one
of their most notable hosts.
DTH: What is the show


CM: Essentially the show

and they’re able to give us
anywhere from sixty to ninety
seconds where we’re singing
holiday-themed music. This
allowed for him to be able to
transition because they do
not have commercials and,
because he was a UNC Clef
Hanger and the Clef Hangers
are important to him, it was
fun for him too.
time performing as a group
on live TV? And if so, was it
a different experience performing than what you normally do?

CM: The group in the
early 2000s was on “Good
Morning America,” so the
group has had national
exposure before. In terms of
this current state of members, we’ve done stuff in like
Charlotte — TV — Charlotte
Today but this is, as a group,
the first time that we’ve
been on national television,
reaching over 2.5 million
to 3.5 million homes. So it’s
obviously a very different
experience from singing into
a camera with bright lights
to being in Memorial Hall,
where there are thirteen
hundred people and you can
hear them.
DTH: What was David

Venable like?

DTH: What did you guys do

CM: This is going to sound
really cliche, but he’s a giant,
jolly man who was exactly
like he is on camera as he is
off camera. The way he talked to us on camera and when
it was live was the exact
same kind of voice, tone and
inflection and excitement
and enthusiasm that he had
off camera.

CM: Our role was to sing
bumps, which are the transitional periods where he is
walking from studio to studio,

CM: It’s great that we get
this exposure. Yes, we were

is three hours straight, there
are no commercials, and he
has an agenda. There are anywhere from six to 10 products
that he knows that he is going
to work with, and he has
special guests who come in
and he works through those
products and he works to sell
those products.
on the show?


DTH: Was this your first

DTH: Do you think this
experience could affect the
group’s future in any way?


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UNC’s Clef Hangers perform on the set of QVC’s “In the Kitchen
with David,” hosted by former Clef Hanger David Venable.

on the show and it was great
to be on the show, but we
were not the focal point of
the show. We were there to
supplement his work — we
were there for him, we were
there to support him. He
was not there to support us.
So it wasn’t so much a show
where it’s like a big break
and we want to go on other
shows; we really believe
this was a specific incident
where, yes, this is national
TV but we consider this a
way for us to be able honor
and support him and show
him the appreciation for
what he’s done, not only as a
Clef Hanger when he was in
the group but also after.

Honoring veterans
UNC Hospitals was
honored for its commitment
to veterans Tuesday.
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and 3-by-3 box (in
bold borders) contains
every digit 1 to 9.

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41 Lincoln Ctr. site
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014


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Equality lawyer laments slow change
James E. Ferguson II
delivered the 2014
Charleston Lecture.
By Megan Morris
Staff Writer

Civil rights lawyer James
E. Ferguson II encouraged
audience members Tuesday
night to pursue the complete
racial equality promised
to all Americans under the
Constitution — equality that
has historically been challenged often.
“We’re still dealing with
the issues that started back in
1619,” he said.
Ferguson gave the 2014
Charleston Lecture entitled,
“Fifty Years of Civil Rights
Litigation: Everything is
Different — But Not Much
Has Changed.”
John Boger, who is stepping down as dean of the UNC
School of Law in 2015, introduced Ferguson and spoke
about the 50th anniversaries
of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
and 1965 Voting Rights Act.

“The 1964 and ’65 acts,
seen together, were one of the
most profound congressional
commitments ever made in
this country,” Boger said.
Ferguson said he mobilized his high school classmates around the issues that
he and his friends observed
and faced daily.
He said in the wake of
the Voting Rights Act, many
Americans expected the 21st
century to bring different
issues, with race receding as
an issue of significance.
“Although technologically,
everything was different at
the beginning of the 21st
century — not enough had
changed,” Ferguson said.
Though desegregating
schools was an enormous
leap for the U.S., schools
that were once desegregated
through court processes have
now largely resegregated,
Ferguson said.
“If our schools don’t become
a melting pot, the world can’t
either,” he said. “Education
can have a negative impact if it
separates us as children.”
Along with noting the

disproportionate incarceration rates of people of color,
Ferguson remarked on the
American response to the 2008
election of Barack Obama that,
in some cases, was negative.
“When we talk about the
color line no longer playing
a role in American life, we’ve
got to ask ourselves the
question: What about what’s
happening at the highest
level? Has the color line just
shifted upwards?”
Ferguson said though racists might no longer be wearing white sheets, destructive
attitudes toward race have
not disappeared.
“Make no mistake about it,
the challenge is there,” he said.
“And the question to ask is: are
we up to the challenge?”
Sophomore Victoria
Hamby agreed with
Ferguson’s opinion that
increased technology has limited the ability of members
in communities to commit to
causes and to one another.
“It’s incredible to see
(Ferguson’s) role pre-Voting
Rights Act to today,” she said.
“I think a lot of people get

Student Congress
votes to keep seats
By Kristen Chung
Staff Writer

A bill to redistrict congressional seats and reduce
vacancies failed to pass in a
close vote at a full meeting of
Student Congress Tuesday.
This year, 18 out of the 41
seats were not filled, and there
is still one open seat following
Friday’s special election. The
new members were inducted
at Tuesday’s meeting.
“If lowering the number
makes it easier to have a
majority of people in Congress
going forward, then halfway
through the year we don’t have
to have special elections,” said
Peter McClelland, speaker pro
The bill, drafted by Rules
and Judiciary Committee
Chairman Kevan Schoonover,
proposed the number of
Student Congress seats be
reduced from 41 seats to 33
seats for the 2015-16 congress.
The chairman of the Rules
and Judiciary Committee
audits the distribution of seats
each year to ensure an accurate
reflection of the undergraduate, graduate and professional
student body, but Schoonover

said changes are not usually as
major as this bill.
District 6 representative
David Joyner feared cutting
seats would mean less representation.
“I think cutting seats is
easier than adding. I don’t
think we should get into that
habit,” he said.
Graduate student representative Elise Rosa proposed an amendment to
Schoonover’s bill to add one
more seat to both districts 10
and 11. She said this would
better reflect the proportion
of undergraduate and graduate students.
Tyler Jacon, who lives off
campus, came to Student
Congress to voice his concerns of the bill. Jacon
was the chairman of the
Student Safety and Security
Committee in the 2013-14
school year
“I read this at 11:30 this
morning,” he said. “I just
don’t think students have
had the opportunity to hash
it out. This has not been discussed with the students it
affects the most.”
Schoonover introduced the
bill on Sunday. The Rules and

Judiciary Committee emailed
it out on its listserv, but
due to a technical error, the
email was not sent out until
District 1 representative
Samthosh Alahari voted
against the bill because he
wanted more time to make an
informed decision.
“I just felt that there wasn’t
enough time to speak to the
student body, and I haven’t
had enough time to speak to
my constituents,” he said.
The bill is now dead, and
per the Student Code, the
same exact bill cannot be
brought in front of Congress
again by Schoonover.
Schoonover said he will be
holding a legislative hearing
on Tuesday, which will provide an open public forum for
students to discuss the bill.
“After tonight’s meeting,
no matter how I redistrict,
no one will be happy, and
therefore, it will not pass with
enough votes to become law,”
he said. “Therefore, I’m not
going to be bringing it up
again unless someone is adamant about it.”

James E. Ferguson II speaks on the Voting Rights Act in the Stone Center theater Tuesday night.

involved in things and then
discover that they’ve had
enough, and technology probably plays a huge role in that.”
Sophomore Allison
Orman said the lecture was

not what she had expected.
“I thought it was going to
be more of a celebration – like,
‘here’s what we’ve overcome,’”
she said. “But he wanted to
make us aware of the fact that

we’re still facing the same
struggles. They’re still real,
just happening in a different
way and in a different time.”

Student group gets candy
business o≠ the ground
The microfinance
group aims to help
local businesses.
By Tyler Fleming
Staff Writer

From butter mints in
Chapel Hill to banks in
Guatemala, the Carolina
Microfinance Initiative is promoting entrepreneurship one
check at a time.
The club, founded in
2006, used to focus on
international loans, but has
started providing aid to local
community members.
In 2010, a major project
of the initiative was founding and funding a bank in
Guatemala City, Guatemala.
The bank provided loans to
people who otherwise would
not have been approved.
Sophomore Harry
Edwards, the group’s cochairman, said because of
the bank’s success, it is slowly
becoming more independent.
“Then kind of over the past
few years we have been heavily
involved with that in day-today operations but over the
past year, they have employed

local people to run the operation and do not need our help
on a day-to-day basis,” he said.
The group has now moved
its attention to the Chapel
Hill community.
“This has freed us up now
to start more locally and see
if we can bring micro-finance
to the Chapel Hill area,”
Edwards said.
CMI is now looking for ways
to assist new companies in
the Chapel Hill area using the
crowd-funding website Kiva.
“What we are trying to do
now, and this is where being a
Kiva trustee comes in, is finding very small, very local businesses that we think are doing
great work and have great
business plans and great capacity for expansion but are just
being held back because they
cannot access small amounts of
capital,” Edwards said.
Heide Hooper is the group’s
first client in Chapel Hill.
Hooper, an alumna of
UNC, is looking to expand
her company, Heide’s
Gourmet Butter Mints.
“The mints are widely
renowned as the best in the
business,” she said.
Her mints are now sold in
numerous stores and were

also included in a gift basket
at the Emmy Awards.
She is currently applying
for a loan to cover the increase
in demand for her product.
“These are opportunities
that I just can’t miss out on,
but I need capital to be able to
fulfill these orders,” she said.
Edwards said Hooper must
raise the money herself or she
will not receive any aid.
“Once her loan goes live on
(Kiva), she will have 45 days
to raise the entirety of the
$5,000 or else she won’t get
anything,” he said.
Her friends, Ted Bartlett
and Mary Jo Rhodes, attended
a CMI meeting in her support.
“What you guys are doing
for her is great, and myself
and a lot of her friends really
appreciate it,” Bartlett said.
Hooper said she is excited
for the future of her company.
“Y’all are going to be so
helpful. It has just been a
great experience,” she said.
Edwards said CMI is looking for new volunteers.
“We are talking to second
and third clients and we will
definitely need more students
to help.”

RSVVP has record number of participating restaurants
The annual IFC event
raises money for local
people in need.
By Maggie Monsrud
Staff Writer

More and more restaurants
are taking one night a year
to contribute to fighting food
poverty in Chapel Hill and
The annual RSVVP —
Restaurants Sharing V & V
Percent, where the Vs are
Roman numerals — event
took place Tuesday, and had
114 participating restaurants
compared to 102 for the 2013
event, said Irene Briggaman,
founder of the RSVVP program.
RSVVP Day is a fundraising event for which participating restaurants contribute
10 percent of their total proceeds to benefit the food programs of the Orange County
Inter-Faith Council for Social
Service’s food pantry and
community kitchen.
Briggaman said when
RSVVP began in fall 1989,
43 restaurants agreed to participate and the event raised
$6,500. In 2013, Briggaman
said the event’s 102 contributing restaurants raised
RSVVP day started in
Chapel Hill and Carrboro
after the Raleigh branch of
the Food Bank of Central
and Eastern North Carolina
approached Briggaman about
implementing the annual
event, which is in its 25th year.
The idea for RSVVP came
from waiters and waitresses
who set aside tip money to feed
the underserved in their area.
Briggaman said in 2013,

Dennis Farrell and David Deterding (right) eat at Top of The Hill on Franklin Street during the Inter-Faith Council’s annual Restaurant Sharing V & V Percent event.

16,828 bags of food were
given to 4,000 people
assigned to receive aid from
IFC’s FoodFirst programs.
“It’s a surprise to me to
learn that 31 percent of
elementary school children
are enrolled in the national
free school lunch program,”
Briggaman said. “That is a
big number for a town that is
supposed to be affluent.”
Briggaman said RSVVP

day is one of the largest fundraisers for the food program.
Sal’s Pizza has participated
in RSVVP day since 1989.
“If I can do something
to help people, then I don’t
mind,” said owner Filippo
Jeff Wardwell — manager
at Top of the Hill Restaurant
and Brewery, which has participated in the program for
15 years — said RSVVP day

builds a sense of community.
“It seems to bring in some
business for us, and it gives us
a chance to give back to the
community,” he said.
Jessica Quinn, assistant
manager at 15-year participant Carrburritos, said the
restaurant expected to donate
around $500 to IFC’s food
programs this year.
“We love giving back to the
community,” she said.

Michael Mendes, director of sales and marketing at
15-year participant Alfredo’s
Pizza Villa, said RSVVP day
helps Alfredo’s achieve its
goal of being an independent
local establishment.
“We like everything local
because local supports us,”
Mendes said. “We like giving
back to a community that
gives to us.”
Mendes said Alfredo’s

expects to donate between
$150 and $250 to the event.
Briggaman said hunger is a
problem that can be resolved.
“It is so nice to work with
something where you can see
results,” she said.
“And the restaurants that
have been so loyal to us for
many years are a part of that



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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If you steal a Girl Scout cookie…




From staff and wire reports


obbers beware: No one gets between a Girl Scout and her
cookies. Two Maryland teens attempted to steal a wagon of
Girl Scout cookies from two girls, ages 12 and 13, who were
selling them on a street corner. When the scouts turned away
momentarily, an 18-year-old with an apparent hunger for Peanut Butter
Patties, snatched the cart and ran toward a getaway car, where his accomplice was waiting. Not one to go down without a fight, one of the scouts ran
after him and grabbed hold of the cart. Evidently intimidated, the thief let
go and drove away. Both of the culprits were charged with misdemeanor
theft. Tasty as they might be, Girl Scout cookies don’t cost more $1,000 —
though it makes for a great action sequence if we pretend they do.









NOTED. A hippopotamus at the Los
Angeles Zoo got an extra Halloween
surprise when she gave birth on the
spooky holiday. It marked the zoo’s first
hippopotamus birth in 26 years, but it
was especially surprising because the
mother had been on birth control —
evidently the less-than-effective kind.








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QUOTED. “Chemo this morning, Garth
tonight, enjoying ‘The Dance.’”
— Teresa Shaw, a Garth Brooks
concert-goer whose inspirational poster
caught Brooks’ attention during a
recent concert, causing him to sit down,
serenade her and then give her his
guitar as a parting gift.


Race, Innocence and the End
of the End of the Death Penalty (lecture): Ron McAndrew
— a former warden of a Florida
State Prison, where he oversaw
electrocutions — now advocates
for abolishing the death penalty.
McAndrew will speak today
in the next installment of the
Race, Innocence and the Death

Penalty speaker series.
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Hamilton Hall 100

libraries of the ancient world.
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location: Bulls Head Bookshop

Inside Roman Libraries (author event): George Houston,
UNC professor emeritus, will
share his book “Inside Roman
Libraries: Book Collections and
Their Management in Antiquity,”
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Theology, Ethics, Politics:
Three Challenges for Islamic Reform
How should Islamic teachings relate to the specific conditions
of modernity? Islamic Reform is the effort of Muslims to
reconstruct Islamic teachings and practice in modern times.
This lecture addresses the challenge of reforming Islamic
doctrines in three related areas: theology, ethics and politics,
with special reference to Shi`ism. It will be illustrated by critical
reflections on concepts of religious authority (the position of
the Imams), Shari’a as an ethical tradition in dialogue with
modernity, and the necessity of secularism in terms of
separation of mosque and state.

Mohsen Kadivar, Ph.D.
Visiting Research Professor
Department of Religious Studies
Duke University

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
5:30 p.m., reception to follow
Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium, free admission
150 South Road, UNC Chapel Hill
The Keohane Professorship recognizes the remarkable contributions of Dr.
Nannerl Keohane during her term as President of Duke University and the
unprecedented level of collaboration she and former UNC Chancellor James
Moeser created between these two great institutions. It is funded by Carolina
graduate Julian Robertson and his late wife, Josie, of New York and the William
R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.



lphonse Nicholson, a 24-year-old actor and
percussionist, entertains pedestrians on East
Franklin Street Tuesday with a few buckets
and a set of drumsticks. “I told myself one day I was
tired of working for other people,” Nicholson said.

• Someone broke and
entered and committed
larceny from an unlocked
vehicle at 403 Patterson Place
West between 12:30 a.m. and
9 a.m. Friday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
The person stole a charger
cord, valued at $5, and $4 in
coins, reports state.

a.m. Friday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
The person stole a CD, valued at $1, reports state.
• Someone stole an automobile from a parking lot at 1701
High School Road between
8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Friday,
according to Chapel Hill police
The person stole a 1999
Honda, valued at $5,000,
reports state.

• Someone broke and
entered and committed
larceny from an unlocked
vehicle on the 600 block of
Tinkerbell Road between
1 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
The person stole a wallet, valued at $20, a coin slot
machine, valued at $12, a driver’s license, valued at $1, and
$16 in coins, reports state.

• Someone committed
larceny on the 800 block of
Indian Springs Road at 2:11
p.m. Friday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
The person stole bitcoins
valued at $12,000 from
another person’s bitcoin wallet, reports state.

• Someone broke and
entered and committed larceny from a vehicle on the
100 block of Driskel Court
between 1 a.m. and 10:20

• Someone vandalized
property on the 1300 block of
Leclair Street between 2 a.m.
and 9 a.m. Saturday, according
to Chapel Hill police reports.


The Daily Tar Heel

Wednesday, November 12, 2014



UNC balances freedom with oversight
Professors consider the
costs and benefits of more
departmental monitoring.
By David Doochin
Staff Writer

UNC has faced increased pressure
to monitor its academic departments
since the release of the Wainstein
report — which found lack of academic oversight was a factor in enabling
employees in the former Department
of African and Afro-American Studies
to conduct fake classes.
Provost Jim Dean said when
details about the athletic-academic
scandal first came to light in 2011,
the University began to change its
academic oversight policies, instituting internal reviews that require

department heads and professors
to undertake more work in order to
prevent academic fraud.
“It puts us in a little bit of an
interesting position because the
Wainstein report comes out, and if
people hadn’t been paying attention,
they might say, ‘So what are you
gonna do to fix the problems?’ And
in many cases, what we can say is,
‘Well, actually, we’ve already fixed
them,’” Dean said.
“That’s not to say we’ve fixed all of
them. I do not believe we’ve fixed all
of them. But we’ve come a long way
over the last few years in order to
address them.”
Department heads are now
required to take an extra step to
ensure that professors within their
departments are being academically
honest. They must collect and analyze professors’ syllabi and students’

independent study contracts, organize
random class visitations and investigate classes whose enrollment of athletes crosses a certain threshold.
Since 2012, the College of Arts
and Sciences has also required an
annual review of department heads.
Fitz Brundage, chairman of the
history department, said these
increased oversight policies are
essential to rebuilding and maintaining a positive reputation for UNC.
“Given what the report discovered, I think absolutely it’s necessary,” he said. “It’s something we
have to do to restore the integrity of
the institution.”
Though the extra work can often
seem onerous, Chris Clemens, chairman of the physics department, said
he doesn’t feel as if he or other departments are being unfairly penalized.
“It’s not punishment to be asked to

document what you’re doing, so I’m in
favor of it,” Clemens said. “It’s an extra
few hours at the beginning of each
semester to make sure that stuff is on
file, so it’s not an enormous burden.”
Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld,
chairman of the anthropology
department, said it’s vital that the
University find a delicate way not to
stifle departments’ academic license
to conduct their classes as they see fit.
“It’s critically important for professors to have academic freedom,”
he said.
Dean said the academic procedures instituted since 2011 don’t
interfere with professors’ academic
freedom in the classroom.
“One of the things that academic
freedom means is the ability to do
things that are unprecedented and
newly really creative. And the kind of
oversight we’re talking about doesn’t


touch that kind of academic freedom
at all,” he said. “Having said that,
academic freedom never has meant
the freedom to not do your job or the
freedom to do your job really badly.”
Colloredo-Mansfeld said that
while the Wainstein report does
highlight a history of dishonesty on
the University’s part, it also inspires
change for the future.
“The issues about every department
having to ensure that all courses are
really run in the most ethical, best way
— the Wainstein report just reminds
everybody about the commitment we
have to teaching and to the meeting of
high standards,” he said.
Brundage said his department realizes the importance of these reviews.
“I wish it wasn’t necessary, but it’s
obvious that it is,” he said.

takes net
The president urged the
FCC to ensure openness
and regulate ISPs.
By Charles Talcott
Staff Writer

students and faculty to feel comfortable voicing concerns. She said it is
important the procedure closes the
loop and ensures information will get
back to all of the involved parties.
Perrin said the committee needs
to assume concerns are true and
valid, which he said was more of a
cultural issue than a structural one.
“I think it’s really crucial that
everything has to eventually make
it to FAC,” Perrin said.

Students watching their favorite
shows on Netflix expect videos to
appear in seconds — but they might
not know whether the streaming service paid up to increase loading speed.
In a show of support for net
neutrality Monday, President
Barack Obama pushed for an open
Internet and urged the Federal
Communications Commission to
ramp up regulations on Internet service providers.
In a statement, Obama said ISPs
and Internet users, regardless of how
much they pay for broadband, should
have equal access to the same information and services. Online services
like Netflix shouldn’t be advantaged
because of commercial deals with
ISPs such as Comcast, he said.
“We cannot allow Internet service
providers to restrict the best access
or to pick winners and losers in the
online marketplace…” he said.
Obama recommended the FCC
reclassify broadband companies, like
Comcast, as common carriers under
Title II of the Telecommunications
Act, which regulates large phone
companies like Verizon.
But the Telecommunications
Industry Association said in a
statement it is concerned by the
President’s endorsement of classifying the Internet as a Title II utilitylike telecom service, subjecting it to
stricter federal regulations.
“Such a move would set the
industry back decades and threaten
the private sector investment that is
critically needed to ensure that the
network can meet surging demand,”
the statement said.
Major Internet service providers including Verizon, Comcast and
Time Warner Cable voiced support
for an open Internet but said a Title
II classification would unnecessarily
hurt the industry.
“The FCC has sufficient tools without reclassifying broadband to protect
the openness of the Internet,” said
Rob Marcus, chairman and CEO of
Time Warner Cable, in a statement.
Proponents of net neutrality and
Title II classification remain wary of
future action by industry giants.
“Left to their own devices, some
of these companies may start charging different rates for access to
different websites and services or
might cut you off from certain websites altogether,” said Dale Eisman,
spokesman for Common Cause, a
democracy reform group.
The FCC already tried to impose
strict rules on ISPs with the 2010
Open Internet Order, which demanded transparency from providers and
prohibited blocking of and discrimination against content. The regulations
were later challenged in the District of
Columbia’s Court of Appeals and overturned in part in January 2014.
“The FCC is trying to find a
middle ground here,” said Victoria
Ekstrand, a UNC journalism professor who teaches mass communication law. “They’ve been trying to
strike a hybrid model of regulation,
and parts of that hybrid model were
struck down by the D.C Circuit.”
“We must take the time to get the
job done correctly, once and for all,”
said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in
a statement.

Dr. Richard Jadick, the Iraq War’s most highly decorated doctor, thanks veterans for their service at UNC Memorial Hospital’s Annual Veterans Day Event.

UNC Health Care celebrates veterans, earns freedom award
By Noelle Wells
Staff Writer

One thing Richard Jadick
returned to during his keynote
speech this Veterans Day was the
words of his gunnery sergeant:
“We will be there for you. You
just be there for us.”
Veterans from World War II,
the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq
and Afghanistan were honored
Tuesday at UNC Medical Center’s
fourth annual Veterans Day event.
Jadick discussed his active service as a physician in the Iraq war.
Jadick is a urologist in Georgia
and is the most decorated Iraq war
doctor to date.
Jadick compared his sergeant’s
mantra to the sense of camaraderie
found at UNC Health Care.

“Our veterans have been there
for us, and today I am humbled
and glad to salute all of you at
UNC Health Care, for the way
that you are now there for our
vets,” he said.
“Every veteran needs support,
every veteran merits our help.”
The event, which took place
in the N.C. Memorial Hospital at
UNC Hospitals, is held each year to
recognize those who served or are
serving in the armed forces.
Other speakers at the event
included U.S. Rep. David Price
D-N.C., and Amy Alger, another
Iraq war veteran who now works in
the hospitals at UNC.
“Each time I’m left in awe of
those who help mark this occasion,” said Tom Maltais, assistant
director of external affairs at

UNC School of Medicine.
Price, who spoke first, discussed
his belief in the significance of
honoring veterans.
“It is very important to gather
as we’re doing to mark this
Veterans Day and to celebrate our
shared history as a nation and
understand those who have sacrificed so much to make this possible,” he said.
The event also marked UNC
Health Care receiving the 2014
Secretary of Defense Employer
Support Freedom Award from the
Department of Defense.
Alger introduced the prestigious
freedom award. It is the highest
recognition offered to employers to
honor their treatment of employees who have served or are serving
in the military.

Jadick discussed his experiences overseas as a physician and
his time at Fallujah, a city in Iraq,
connecting it back to the importance of not just veterans, but
their families as well.
Jadick earned a Bronze Star
— the fourth highest honor the
military can offer — after being
credited for saving the lives of 30
Marines in the Second Battle of
Fallujah in 2004.
“When we talk about veterans,
we don’t just talk about them,”
Jadick said.
“We talk about their families.
Those people who stay at home
and don’t turn the TV on, because
they don’t want their kids to see
the news.”

Faculty Athletics Committee strikes back
Committee members said
they are satisfied with
the current make up.
By Mark Lihn
Staff Writer

After criticism from the Faculty
Executive Committee earlier this
week, members of the Faculty
Athletics Committee responded by
voicing support for the current composition of their committee Tuesday.
The executive committee was
concerned that only three of the
nine elected members of the athletics committee are from the
undergraduate College of Arts and
Sciences, where an overwhelming
majority of athletes are enrolled.
Beverly Foster, an athletics
committee member and nursing
professor, said the concerns make
her angry and feel like she is wasting her time. She said more than
30 years of experience in undergraduate education and service on
past committees make her valuable to the committee.
“The College (of Arts and
Sciences) minding its own penthouse is not the safest approach,”
she said. “I think it needs people
from inside and outside and people with critical thought.”

Andrew Perrin, a committee
member and sociology professor,
said he finds irony in the fact that
everyone implicated in the Wainstein
report is from the College and yet the
College wants a larger oversight role.
“I think they’ve mistaken the
character of representation to suggest that the reason why we serve
adequately is because only of our
classroom experiences,” Perrin said.
Perrin said he would be fine with
a threshold of members from the
College and that he thinks the committee needs more resources and
should assume an oversight role as
opposed to an advisory charge.
The committee reached a general
consensus that they wanted the
direction of their charge to move
towards an oversight role.
Members of the executive committee specifically expressed concern
with the presence of Athletic Director
Bubba Cunningham and Michelle
Brown, director of the Academic
Support Program for StudentAthletes, on the committee because
of Cunningham’s and Brown’s close
involvement with athletes.
Brown said her experience
serving on the committee has
been valuable to her work, and
Cunningham said he had never
seen a faculty athletics committee
without an athletic director present. Both were asked to leave the

Benton Moss (left), senior pitcher for the UNC baseball team, listens as
chairwoman Joy Renner addresses the Faculty Athletics Committee Tuesday.

meeting momentarily while the
committee discussed, in closed session, Cunningham’s and Brown’s
participation in the committee.
“I think it is absolutely essential,”
Cunningham said about his presence on the committee.
The athletics committee also
reviewed a draft of an updated procedure for dealing with complaints or
questions directed to the committee.
Chairwoman Joy Renner said the
new procedure needs to build trust
in the committee and encourage

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Village Band members honor veterans
By Elizabeth Baker
Staff Writer

Charles Porter remembered a special Monday evening as The Village Band sat
down to rehearse.
A high school sophomore
readied herself to play among
the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
community band, made up
primarily of working adults
and retirees.
“I got down and said, ‘Do
you study American history?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ I said,
‘Well, have you studied
World War II?’ She said,
‘Yes.’ ‘Well, the guy that’s sitting beside you played bugle
in Okinawa against the
Japanese,’” Porter told her.
Porter, manager of the
62-member band, which
performed a Veterans Day
concert at the Seymour
Center in Chapel Hill
Tuesday, said the best part of
being in the band is the mixing of different generations
evident in that memory.
John Fuller, director of
The Village Band, said the
group played “Armed Forces
Salute,” a medley which
included all of the branch
songs during which veterans
stood and were recognized

during the song.
Fuller said the patriotic
concerts the band performs
really get the audiences feeling good about the U.S.
“Nothing’s a guarantee, but
you can almost put on one of
those concerts knowing that
the people are going to walk
away happy,” he said.
Fuller said the band loves
being a community band and
doesn’t seem inclined to big
travel plans, but that’s fine
with him.
“I like the group the way it
is, so we’re just going to keep
right on going the way we
have been because that makes
the band happy and that
makes me happy,” he said.
Larry Slifkin, who plays
trumpet in the band, served
in the army during World
War II before teaching physics at UNC for about 35 years.
Slifkin said he carried
a bugle made out of green
plastic as official bugler while
stationed in Okinawa.
“Nobody had any use for a
bugler,” he said.
Slifkin said he was originally trained to be a noncommissioned officer in
charge of a squad. He later
got demoted after protesting the fact that a platoon of

black men who were spending two weeks under his
command were denied furlough or leave.
“It was denied to them
because they were black,” he
“It turned out that the
commanding general came by
that afternoon and asked me
if everything was alright, and
I said, ‘No sir.’”
The next day, the members of the platoon got their
leaves restored, and Slifkin
got transferred to a company
ready to go overseas.
Slifkin said while it’s nice
the country honors veterans
on Nov. 11 each year, he would
encourage the government to
take more tangible actions to
help veterans.
“If the government really
wants to honor these folks,
why not treat them for the illnesses they got while fighting
for the government? There’s a
little bit of hypocrisy,” he said.
“It’s cheaper to name the day
‘Veterans Day.’”
But he said there is one
thing for which he owes the
“The lady who’s been my
wife for the last 66 years, I
met her in my first pass from
the army,” he said.

The Village Band performed a Veterans Day concert at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill Monday.

“So actually, if you look
at it that way, I owe a debt
of love or something to our
government for arranging all
of this.”
Slifkin said he looks forward to rehearsals and concerts with The Village Band.
“I keep playing because it’s
fun,” he said. “Just playing the
music is fun.”
Porter said he enjoys talking to young members of the
band and encouraging them

to stay with their instruments, even after high school
and college.
“You can’t believe how
much you’re going to get out
of playing this horn if you just
stay with it,” he said he told
one of them.
Porter himself has accomplished a lot as a professional musician, none of which
he planned.
He played with the Navy
band in Washington, D.C., six

years with the Ringling Bros.
Circus and even in a backup
group for Louis Armstrong.
Now, with The Village Band
he helps bridge the gap
between generations.
“That’s basically what we’ve
got to do. (The band) gives
the old people a chance to
communicate with the younger,” he said. “It’s a little more
than just music.”

New musical lands in Chapel Hill’s theater scene
By Sindhu Chidambaram
Staff Writer

Since the 2010 Broadway
production of “The Scottsboro
Boys” and the loss of his longtime partner Fred Ebb in
2004, composer John Kander
has taken a leave of absence
from the theatre — until now.
His newest piece, “The
Landing,” brings his work
back into the spotlight and

is being produced outside of
New York for the first time
by Chapel Hill’s Deep Dish
Theater Company.
“It really is a chance for us
to be contributing to the life of
this piece,” said Paul Frellick,
founding artistic director of
Deep Dish Theater.
Kander, known for his
music in the Broadway hits
“Chicago” and “Cabaret,”
has paired his music with

“Each piece takes the expectations that you
carry from the last piece and twists them…”
Paul Frellick,
Founding artistic director of Deep Dish Theater

playwright Greg Pierce’s
lyrics and script to create
a collection of three minimusicals that comprise “The
Landing.” The show opened
in New York in 2013, and


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after successful reviews and
audience feedback, it has
made its way to Chapel Hill.
“I am honored to be doing
Kander’s first piece since
Ebb’s death,” said Erin Tito,
the only female actress in
the musical. “This piece is by
far the most exciting piece
I’ve ever done.”
The show is carried entirely by four actors, including a
13-year-old boy, who all play
multiple characters in the
three musicals that tell the
stories of a math-loving boy,
a magical brick and a pair of
curious parents.
“When you get a team
right, it’s lightning in a bottle,” said John Allore, a lead
actor in the musical.
Allore said the unexpected
combination of the plays will
surprise the audience.
“Each of these plays starts
off in a somewhat state of
normalcy or expectancy and

then, somewhere along the
way, goes very awry or offkilter in a very different direction than what was originally
pitched to you,” Allore said.
Despite it being a musical,
the show does not include
any big numbers. The script
weaves spoken word into
the dialogue. In the intimate
70-seat theater at University
Mall, none of the actors use
a microphone, and all of the
music is acoustic.
“(The music) fills it up in a
way that a bigger house sometimes doesn’t,” said Frellick,
who is directing the musical.
“You hear those individual
instruments, and it’s a conversation going among them
and between them and the
actors as well.”
Allore said although the
combination of three different plays might seem fractured and unrelated, they
actually deal with similar
adult themes such as samesex marriage, adoption and
“Each piece takes the
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where we were at the end of
the evening.”
He said the pieces stir
up a great deal of passion
among audience members
and work to create discussion about relevant themes
in the world today.
Tito believes that
Kander’s return to a simpler
and more intimate approach
is refreshing.
“A big musical is distancing. You need to be far back
to be able to see the patterns
of the dances and to take in
the bigness of the music with
a full orchestra and such,”
Frellick said.

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Students living on campus for the fall 2017
semester will have a new dorm to choose
from when Odum Village closes.
Construction on the new
residence hall will begin
during summer 2015, according to an announcement at the Board of
Trustees meeting Sept.
Following a 1996 UNC
fraternity house fire, all
UNC system residence
halls were required to be
equipped with a working sprinkler system
by 2012. Odum Village
Community, however,
was given until the fall
of 2017 to comply with
these rules.
Associate Director of
Housing Rick Bradley
said the creation of an
entirely new residence
hall would be more fiscally responsible.

“The cost of adding
sprinklers to 40-some
independent buildings
is not cost effective to
1960s style construction,” Bradley said.
Anna Wu, assistant vice
chancellor for facilities
operations, planning and
design, said the approximately $32.5 million
project will be paid for
without University appropriations.
“The money comes from
(the Department of
Housing) reserves and
the housing receipts —
the room rate and the
housing reserve funds,”
Wu said.
The new dorm, located
on Ridge Road between
SASB and Rams Head

Dining Hall, will contain
super-suite style rooms,
similar to those on the
top three floors of Morrison Residence Hall.
The suites will have five
private bedrooms and
a shared living space.
The dorm will house 275
Bradley hopes the new
dorm will serve as a good
replacement for the age
group of Odum residents.
“When we started this
process a number of
years ago, the first thing
we do is survey the
students.” Bradley said,
“There was interest in
apartment style, but
the affordability of that
made that not an option.”


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A new package center,
twice as large as the
center at Morrison Residence Hall, will be built
in the new dorm, replacing the Morrison package center, he said.
Odum will no longer be
used as a residence hall,
but the land will be used
for other purposes, like
green space, a creek and
storage space.
“This University’s master
plan is that a number of

the pieces of land that
Odum Village currently
occupies will have others
come and take over that
space.” Bradley said, “A
portion on the hospital
side will have hospital
buildings most likely.”
Freshman Mengmeng
Fang said a new dorm
on South Campus would
create longer commutes
for some students, but
not for her.
“I want to major in busi-

ness, so it would be closer
to the business school,”
she said.
Wu said the dorm’s
design will be environmentally conscious. In
addition to the University policy of replanting
trees lost to construction
projects, she said there
will be extra measures
taken on the land around
the dorm.

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Two low-income families will soon inhabit a
duplex in the Northside
neighborhood after the
town of Chapel Hill donated two plots of land
to Habitat for Humanity
of Orange County.
Rob Reda, the president
of Habitat’s board of
directors, said two plots
on Lindsay Street are
going to be combined
into one that will house
low-income families.
“This particular lot was
selected because of the
location,” Reda said. “It
can have the duplex and
fit into the ordinances. It
is advantageous that this
worked and can be used
to the maximum.”


Sixty Chapel Hill and
Carrboro families are
being forced out of
their homes after several housing complexes
announced they would
no longer accept Section 8 housing vouchers,
which help low-income
families afford private
housing. Since then,
Chapel Hill Mayor
Mark Kleinschmidt has
said he’s committed to
finding new sources of

affordable housing for
the town.
Loryn Clark, executive
director of the Chapel
Hill Housing and Community Department,
said the donation will
fit the town’s goal of
providing housing to all
of its residents, particularly those in historically
low-income communities like Northside.
“This is an exciting
opportunity to work
with Habitat to create
affordable homeownership opportunities in
Northside,” she said in
an email.
The two Lindsay Street
plots were originally
owned by the Chapel
Hill Housing Authority.
Chapel Hill Town Council member Sally Greene
said the town came into
possession of the two
lots when the Housing
Authority dissolved in
the 1980s. She said the
lots sat empty until 2010.
The original proposal
for the deal with Habitat came to the Town
Council June 9 as a proposal for a single-family

home, but the council
wanted to see if Habitat
could house more families on the lots.
“I think it is a very appropriate and commendable action, because it
supports our goals of
supporting the development of affordable
housing throughout
town, but particularly in
the Northside neighborhood,” Greene said.
Now, the ownership of
the land will be transferred to Habitat for just
This project is one of
many affordable housing projects that Habitat
is working on around
Chapel Hill.
“We just had our 30th
anniversary,” said Jennifer Player, Habitat’s
director of development.
“In 30 years, we have
completed 86 houses,
and six are under construction in Chapel Hill.
In total, nearly 250 houses have been completed
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On-campus housing accommodates students with wide
variety of disabilities, medical conditions
For students who require
services, on-campus
housing and transportation offer a variety of

Meredith Kimple, a junior English and Drama
major who uses a wheelchair, lived in Koury
Residence Hall during
her freshman year.

Rick Bradley, associate director of the UNC
Department of Housing
& Residential Education,
said the department has
accommodated students
with a wide variety of
disabilities and medical

She said she was given
special accommodations
like a handicap button to
open her door and a large
bathroom for her power

“We have had everything
from a student with such
a severe peanut allergy
that we took a one bedroom apartment used
for guest housing and
provided that to him…
so that he could have the
safety of preparing his
own meals in a kitchen
that wasn’t contaminated
by peanut oils,” he said
“We have four or five
students that are quadriplegics who have a full
personal care attendant
live with them, to a
student in a wheelchair,”
Bradley said.
Students needing special accommodations
for housing fill out the
regular housing application and also submit the
chronic or severe medical conditions special
accommodations request
form found on the housing website.
As part of the request
process, students specify
the accommodations
they require and proof
of medical need.
Representatives from
the Office of the Dean of
Students and Campus
Health Services review
the applications.
Bradley said while all
buildings meet the
handicap accessibility
standards mandated by
the Americans with Disabilities Act, only certain rooms offer special
accommodations. These
might include shower
stalls that have roll-in
access, toilets and sinks
with different height levels or visual doorbells.

Kimple said she lives at
home in Durham now.
“I’ve lived at home for
the past 2 years because
it’s a lot cheaper,” she
said, “I haven’t really
looked into apartments,
but I’ve heard Ram
Village might have an
accessible room. But as
far as on-campus housing, south campus is very

campus transportation
for those affiliated with
the University.
Young said the P2P offers
800 to 1500 disability
transports in a given
Bradley said he encourages students who might
need special accommodations to apply early for
He said while a shortage
of accessible rooms is
rare, a student who identifies a disability late in
the process is less likely
to have a space if disability need is high.
“I think our university is
becoming known cer-

tainly in the southeast as
a university that does a
very good job of addressing accessibility issues
for housing and the campus in general, that we’re
seeing more students
with higher and higher
levels of disabilities,” he
In order to accommodate
more students, Bradley
said the housing department has converted
former resident adviser
rooms into accessible
space and is planning to
include more accessible
rooms in the new residence hall off Ridge Rd.

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