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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Kristof made the case for women’s rights as a solution to poverty at this year’s frank Porter graham lecture to a nearly full Memorial hall.
Funding for UnCsystem research at peak
Federal funds reach $1.4 billion for system
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Drew Davis, son of UNC head football coach butch Davis, is a quarterback at East Chapel hill high. he’s coached by bill Renner, father of UNC quarterback bryn Renner.
Kim Marston, a sixth year Ph.D. student in the Department of biology, uses chemicals to fix the tissues of fruit fly embryos into place at specific developmental stages. “we are interested in understanding how cell signaling and consequent changes in cell shape affect fundamental developmental processes,” Marston said. This year, UNC received a record amount of funding for University research.
Funding grows during economic troubles
by WILL DORAN
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
2010 Research Funds
Breakdown of the $803,390,675 UNC received for research in 2010
College of Arts & Sciences $88,029,106 School of Public Health $88,474,197 $74,559,542 Other
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The Morehead Planetarium’s series, “Out to lunch with Science 360,” hosted meteorology experts Tuesday. Check the Pit Talk blog on dailytarheel.com for a post on the five-event series.
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bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs will play to a sold out crowd at tonight’s Memorial hall performance. Check the Canvas blog on dailytarheel.com for a full preview of the show.
Despite nationwide financial woes, UNC continues to flex its muscles as a major research institution. The University announced Thursday that it received $803 million in research funding during the 2010 fiscal year, up 12 percent from the $716 million it received last year. The $87 million increase marks the 14th consecutive year research funding has increased at UNC. For some administrators, that trend’s perseverance — even through times of economic struggle — has not been surprising. “While I have worked here, we have always increased,” said Kelly Musty, director of awards management for the Office of Sponsored Research. The UNC School of Medicine led all departments with $424.3 million, which accounted for about 53 percent of the total funding. The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center was the highest individual recipient with $60.6 million. The University receives grants from both government and privates sources, and most funding comes from the federally-funded National Institutes of Health. In addition to that source, this year UNC capitalized on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus bill. The University obtained $126 million from the stimulus package. Though that injection of federal funds itself surpassed the total increase from last year’s funding, officials said it is difficult to determine whether the same level of funding would have been possible without the stimulus.
“There’s absolutely nothing guaranteed in research funding,” said Barbara Entwisle, interim vice chancellor for research and economic development. “What’s difficult to imagine is what we would’ve gotten in the absence of stimulus funding, since many of those grants may have come from other sources even without the stimulus money.” The better and more brilliant the university, the better it will be at attracting funding.” Entwisle added that there are some worries for next year with the absence of stimulus funding. Even though the University has been successful in obtaining research funding, it still faces large and impending budget cuts from the General Assembly. Kim Monahan, a cancer researcher with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, is a SPIRE postdoctoral fellow. Since the SPIRE program is fully funded by federal grants, she said she does not have to worry about budget cuts and can focus solely on her work. “The research atmosphere at UNC is very collaborative, very forward thinking,” she said. “I think that environment sets you up to be very creative and do well on grant applications.” Undergraduate research is another area of research at UNC that has not been severely affected by budget cuts, said Pat Pukkila, director of the Office for Undergraduate Research. She said undergraduate research occasionally gets its own grants, but that most of it is funded by money that trickles down from grants faculty members receive.
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She added that the number of undergraduates leaving UNC with research experience increased by five percent last year, to 62 percent, after being stable for several years. “We are a research university, but the feeling in the air is that everybody can get in on it,” she said. “Students are starting earlier, they’re not holding back. They see they can think on their own.” Staff writer Davis Wilbur contributed reporting. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNC-system schools raked in more federal funding for research than ever before — thanks in part to the recession. Funding for research systemwide reached $1.4 billion this year, an increase of more than 16 percent from last year. Most of that money came from the National Institutes of Health and is going toward medical research. “As devastating as this recession is, it does allow us — or force us — to take a look at things we wouldn’t pay as much attention to,” said N.C. Rep. Tony Foriest, D-Alamance, co-chairman of the N.C. Senate’s higher education committee. Foriest said the state has been trying to direct money to research as a way of getting out of the recession. The UNC system received $22 million for science and research equipment from the state legislature this year. The money is supposed to help make universities more competitive for future federal grants. The state legislature cut the system’s budget by $70 million, but gave an unprecedented amount for updating research equipment and facilities. Steven Leath, vice president for research for the UNC system, said he hasn’t seen such a strong focus on scientific advancements since the space race in the 1950s and 60s. “The current administration has decided that for the economy to fully recover, it needed to fund research for new ideas and new products to create new jobs,” Leath said. He said the schools’ investment in facilities and equipment factored into researchers’ competitiveness and success with grants. “We got more than our fair share,” Leath said. U.S. Rep. David Price, who has been pushing for federal funds to go to UNCsystem schools, said investments in innovative research and development projects were a crucial part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “Our local research institutions — and UNC-CH in particular — had competitive lab-ready research projects that were able to get up and running quickly with the help of federal funds,” Price said in an e-mail through an assistant.
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this day in history
SEP. 15, 1978 … Muhammad Ali defeated leon Spinx at the Superdome in New Orleans and became the first fighter to win three world heavyweight boxing champion titles.
Faculty worry about students allowed to vote on basketball ticket policy investigation’s impact
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Can choose online from four options
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Basketball ticket policy options
general admission: One ticket
Twice as many students win lottery as in third and fourth policies, with each getting one ticket. Only three phases, entry will begin one and a half hours prior to tip off, with the exception of Duke game. Standby line. Duke game. Standby line.
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Within 24 hours, more than 2,000 students have voiced their opinions on the future of the student ticketing policy for men’s basketball games. On Monday, the Carolina Athletic Association launched an online survey to gauge the student body’s opinion. The survey, which follows the frequently criticized one-ticket-perstudent policy of last year, closes at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30. CAA President Brandon Finch, who serves as the voice for the student population to the ticketing office, said the survey will be his way of listening to students. “We’re giving students the option to help determine what they would like to see,” said Finch, who included the idea for a survey in his election platform. Clinton Gwaltney, associate athletic director for the Smith Center and ticket operations, said this will be the first time a survey has been
general admission: two tickets
half as many lottery winners as in first and second policies, with each winner getting two tickets. Only three phases, entry will begin one and a half hours prior to tip off, with the exception of Duke game. Tickets e-mailed approximately one week prior to the game. Standby line.
general admission: One ticket with group option
Twice as many students win lottery as in third and fourth policies, with each getting one ticket. All students will be treated as individuals within the lottery process. Randomized winners selecting group seating will be assigned the same entry time and phase as other winning group members, allowing them to arrive and sit together. Only three phases, entry will begin one and a half hours prior to tip off, with the exception of
Reserved seats: two tickets
half as many lottery winners as in first and second policies, with each winner getting two tickets. No phases or entry times. Seats will be predetermined at random. No standby line.
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Butch Davis couldn’t help but laugh when asked Monday if his team would be as good if his recruits had to be as strong in the classroom as they are on the field. The head coach’s laughter faded quickly and somewhat uncomfortably before he weaved through an answer on the value of academics. So far, most faculty get the joke. To compete at UNC’s level in football requires accepting that the best players aren’t always the best students, they said. In interviews, faculty said they support athletics and student-athletes but dislike that a sports team has now called the University’s academic integrity into question. “The immediate reaction is, ‘Oh my goodness, the University is in trouble because of the football team,’” pathology professor Charles Bagnell said. Without condoning the alleged improper conduct with agents — what brought NCAA investigators to UNC — faculty express significantly more alarm over the academic side of the investigation. “I’m certainly very disappointed to hear about this being part of the investigation,” business professor
Wendell Gilland said. Another professor, history department chairman Lloyd Kramer, said colleagues find themselves having to defend the school or endure ribbing from their peers at conferences. “You know how people are,” he said. “They say ‘Oh what’s going on over at Carolina?’ “People are concerned that it casts the University in a negative light, and anyone who represents the University is put in the position of having to explain or deal with this.”
the business of athletics
When they questioned Chancellor Holden Thorp at last Friday’s Faculty Council meeting, professors brought up two main concerns: Is football success coming at the expense of academics, and are athletic salaries fair? “There is a connection between aspiring to be a top-10 football program in the country and the problems you’ve encountered here,” microbiology professor Steven Bachenheimer said then. Bagnell reiterated the concern, but said he sees benefits as well. The program keeps alumni invested
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ometimes cars get stolen and stripped, but this might be the first time someone stripped before stealing the car. According to Covington, La. police, Jennifer Gille hailed a cab at a motel and told the driver to take her to another address near town. Upon arriving at the destination, she refused to get out of the car and told the driver she wanted to be taken to Michigan. When the cabbie refused to take the trip, Gille took her clothes off to try to convince him otherwise. The driver went to a police station to ask for help, but when he did, cops say the naked woman jumped into the front seat of the cab and sped off. Officers reportedly spotted the taxi parked about a block from the police station and found Gille naked in the back seat. She has been charged with unauthorized use of a movable and obscenity.
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Play: Take an hour to eat and chat before a presentation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” The show is presented by OdysseyStage as part of its “readers Theatre at lunch” series Tickets are $5. Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Carrboro artsCenter, 300 e. Main St. Lunch: Bring your lunch and meet some friends for the lunchbox lecture. Debbie long will speak on “Following My Mother Through the Concentration Camps.” a donation of $5 is suggested. Time: Noon Location: Horace Williams House, 610 e. rosemary St. Under the stars: The planetarium will offer a beginning skywatching class. The six-session class is $110 ($90 for students and members). Time: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 20 Location: Morehead Planetarium Film showing: There will be a showing of “Verso Sera” as part of the italian Film Series. Directed by Francesca archibugi, the film delves into the story of a man, Professor ludovico Bruschi, who raises his granddaughter, Papere, only to face the challenge of the return of the child’s mother into their lives. Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Undergraduate library, room 205 Job fair: Come out to the Diversity Career Fair, which focuses on bringing together students and employers who are interested in creating work environments that value and promote workforce diversity. employers representing nonprofits, for-profits and governmental organizations will be attending. Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Great Hall, Student Union
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was charged with damage to personal and real property and carrying a concealed knife at 5:48 p.m. Monday at Eastwood Lake Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Isaac Waring Tull Gant was arrested after causing $500 in damage to a split rail fence and a shrub, $200 in damage to shrubbery, $300 to another split rail fence, $8,000 in damage to a red 1987 Jaguar and $2,000 in damage to a green 1998 Oldsmobile Delta, reports state. Gant was taken to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $63,000 bond, reports state.
n Someone made threatening phone calls between 6:00 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11:46 p.m. Monday to 110 Piney Mountain Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone broke into two n An 18-year-old Durham man
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Science talk: Bring your lunch and hear NaSa trainee Zena Cardman talk about her experiences. There will be an interactive presentation followed by a question and answer panel. This is part of the N.C. Science Festival 2010. Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Location: Morehead Planetarium
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vehicles at 1:03 a.m. Monday at 316 Columbia Place East, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole items including a $40 Lexus vehicle manual and two pairs of sunglasses worth $200 and $375, reports state. The value of other items that were stolen and later recovered totaled $645, reports state.
n Someone stole a wallet from a home between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday at 377 S. Estes Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole $100 in cash in addition to the $10 wallet, reports state. n Someone broke the door window of a home between 1:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday at 1 Colony Court, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Damage to the front door window was valued at $150, reports state.
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Don’t miss our 2 largest recruiting events of the year. Plus, one lucky UNC student will win a new iPAD!!!
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wednesday, september 15, 2010
UNC to test Alert Carolina emergency sirens Tuesday
The University will test its emergency sirens Tuesday between noon and 1 p.m. The sirens, which are part of the Alert Carolina safety awareness campaign, are likely to be audible in on- and off-campus locations, including downtown Chapel Hill. The test is intended to check equipment and remind students, professors and staff of what to do in case of an emergency. No action will be required during the test. The sirens will sound an alert tone along with a prerecorded public address message. Upon completion of the test, a different tone and voice message will signal “All clear. Resume normal activities.”
GOP could win state majority student
election will decide redistricting
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The last time Republicans held the majority in the N.C. Senate, William McKinley was president and Wilmington was the state’s biggest city. This year, Republicans might regain the majority, which Democrats have held since 1898, and control the process of re-drawing the state’s voting districts — a power that could give them the political advantage for the next 10 years. “It’s a huge opportunity for whoever is in power,” said Bob Hall, executive director for Democracy NC. “It’s one of the reasons this Cheerwine launches search election is so hotly contested.” Every 10 years, following the U.S. for next ‘Czar of Chillocity’ Census, the N.C. General Assembly Cheerwine, the Salisbury-based re-draws district lines according to soft drink company, is seeking its the census’ new population numnext “Czar for Chillocity.” Through Oct. 12, Cheerwine will search for the successor of junior Lauren Odom, whose tenure ends in December. Odom was the first “Czar of Chillocity,” a role Cheerwine created to promote the soft drink on-campus. Beginning today, students can visit www.CheerwineCzar.com to upload videos of themselves explaining their qualifications for the position.
Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month set to begin today
For the first time, Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated on UNC’s campus. And it begins today. During the next 30 days, nearly 30 groups will be hosting events spearheaded by the two-year-old Carolina Latina/o Collaborative. The events will focus on culture, politics, art, music, dance, food, religion and gender issues. Some of the major groups sponsoring Hispanic Heritage Month include the Carolina Hispanic Association, the predominantly Latino Lambda Upsilon Lambda fraternity, the predominantly Latina Lambda Pi Chi sorority and the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative. For the full story, visit www.dailytarheel.com/Campus.
Town Council to resume regular meetings tonight
Town government will be in full swing tonight after a summer hiatus. The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at the town hall council chamber at 7 p.m. Council members and other officials expressed optimism toward the council’s goals for the upcoming year since their break that began June 21. Council member Gene Pease said he wants to continue governing with transparency but thinks the council could be doing so more efficiently. “I want to make the review process faster and less unpredictable,” Pease said. Pease also highlighted the importance of a revenue-generating tax policy in light of the economic recession. “I think there’s going to be a whole series of initiatives to try and protect and increase our nonresidential tax revenue,” he said. Council member Laurin Easthom said her personal goal was for town staff and council to consider schools more often when discussing development proposals. To read more, go to www.dailytarheel.com/City.
Gone, or at least diminished, are the days of hustled football ticket sales and students sneaking their non-UNC friends into games with Contact the State & National borrowed One Cards. Editor at email@example.com. A new policy announced Monday by the UNC Athletic Ticket Office will allow students to purchase guest passes for football games online. The passes for those games became available for purchase Monday. Passes for the East Carolina University and N.C. State University games will be available beginning the Monday before those games. For $50 — the full general admission ticket price — nonUNC students can now purchase passes to the student section for any football game not included in the lottery. If a student does buy these tickets, the student will be seated next to his or her guest or guests. The ticket office collaborated with the Carolina Athletic Association to determine the policy, which was unveiled in a campuswide e-mail. “I think having it online is going to be easier for students,” said Carolina Athletic Association President Brandon Finch. Guest passes have previously been available through the ticketing office, but this is the first time they will be sold online, said Clint Gwaltney, associate athletic director for the Smith Center and ticket operations. “It turned out that students weren’t knowledgeable, and it’s just not been widely publicized, so we decided to make them available online,” Gwaltney said. In previous years, students have occasionally gotten their guests dth/Melissa abbey into the games by taking the One high school junior drew davis, son of UNC head football coach butch davis, is the quarterback of his team at east Chapel hill high school. Cards of students who where not davis leads them team in yards and touchdown passes and hopes his team will make the playoffs this fall. the teams current record is 1-3. attending games and using them as false identification. One of the primary purposes for making guest passes more accessible was to provide an incentive not to sneak guests in, said Claire Atwell, Bill Renner said it has been interesting co-chairwoman of Carolina Fever. coaching the young quarterback after meetThe Oct. 2 game versus ECU and ing his father. the Nov. 20 game against N.C. State the three high schools where he worked. by CAITlIN MCgINNIs “I think it is a pretty cool thing,” he said. both will require a student ticket disstaff writer “When you are a young person like that, “I got to meet Drew during the recruiting tribution. Students must sign up for DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win” blared being around the game helps you mature process, and he is a great kid. those games by midnight Sept. 22 through the speakers of East Chapel Hill so that situations don’t bother you,” Renner “I am really excited to coach him.” and Nov. 10, respectively. High School’s stadium as the varsity football said. This is a rebuilding year for the Wildcats, Though many students compliteam lined up for passing drills. “He has been around pros his whole life, Bill Renner said. The team has failed to mented the policy revisions, others At first glance, most people wouldn’t know so he is not intimidated by big players.” win more than one game in a season since said they were useless. UNC head football coach Butch Davis’ son, Coincidentally, Butch Davis coaches 2004. “It just seems a way for the Drew Davis, is the quarterback of the team. Renner’s son, UNC quarterback Bryn The team won this year’s opening game University to earn a cheap buck “The only people that treat him differ- Renner. The Wildcats coach said he and his but has lost its last three. because it’s so easy to find someone ently are the media,” said the Wildcats’ top wife moved to the area in order to be closer Drew Davis said he leads the team in who isn’t going and borrow their One receiver Alex Moore. “Drew gets no special to their son, a redshirt freshman. touchdown passes and total yards. His goal Card,” sophomore Jake Geer said. treatment.” “The proximity to see my son play and the for the year is to make the playoffs. Several said they believe the Drew Davis, a high school junior, said he location is a blessing,” Bill Renner said. “Even in the first seven weeks, he has policy does not go far enough. began playing football in first grade and has Bill Renner and Moore said Drew Davis improved mechanically and mentally,” “I think it’s a nice idea, but I been around the game his entire life. is a natural team leader. Renner said. “I think he has a lot of potential think it would be more beneficial “It has given me a different lifestyle,” said “He is extremely active as a passer, very to become a great quarterback.” to students if it were a discount the 17-year-old. “Football is 365 days a year athletic, very accurate and very smart,” Davis said he wants to continue football price,” junior Tiffany Esinhart said. for me. It’s everywhere I go.” Moore said. “Drew has been around the in college but hasn’t decided if he will play “If there were a way to connect difWildcats coach Bill Renner said Drew game for a long time and is a good leader.” for UNC. ferent schools and recognize a disDavis’ life experience is a huge advantage in Drew Davis said his father, who played “I’m not sure about that yet, but I’ll decide counted price, I think it would be the game. football himself, is very supportive of his when the time comes.” really helpful.” Renner became coach of the team this passion. year after moving to the area from Virginia, “He just lets me do my own thing and Contact the City Editor Contact the University Editor where he was the winningest coach at two of gives me advice when I ask questions.” at firstname.lastname@example.org. at email@example.com.
bers. In doing so, the ruling party can draw the lines in ways that make it difficult for the opposing party to win seats, Hall said. The U.S. Supreme Court has not struck down redistricting for partisan purposes, often called gerrymandering. “As we’ve seen with gerrymandering, whoever draws the lines sets who gets elected for the next 10 years,” said Chris Hayes, senior legislative analyst for the political think tank John W. Pope Civitas Institute. “This is the best chance Republicans have had in decades, and it’s looking highly likely.” Population growth statewide in the last decade has been focused around urban areas, especially Raleigh and Charlotte, Hayes said. That means the redistricting might cause these urban areas to
gain seats while the state’s rural areas could lose them. The battle for seats in the state legislature and control of the redistricting process tightened this year with a rising Republican tide nationwide and controversies surrounding several incumbent Democrats in the southeastern part of the state, Hayes said. The N.C. Republican Party had approximately $100,000 more on hand than the Democratic Party in June, which could boost GOP candidates’ election prospects. “North Carolina is reflecting what the nation is reflecting,” said Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange. “There’s a great deal of uncertainty people have toward who’s representing them.” Earlier this month, Raleighbased Public Policy Polling found that voters plan to vote Republican in the elections by a 49 to 41 percent margin.
To earn the majority, Republicans will need to win six seats they currently don’t have now, said Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake. “That’s a really tough task,” Stein said. “But there’s no question they feel better about their chances than they have felt in a very long time.” For Democrats to maintain the majority, they’ll need the support of young voters, like UNC students, to show up to the polls, Kinnaird said. “The polls show that the 18-26 year old vote that was so active in the 2008 election isn’t as interested this time,” she said. “That concerns us.” But on campus, awareness of the state and local elections isn’t as high as in 2008, said UNC senior Luxman Srikantha. “It’s died down. I haven’t seen any of that this year.”
$50 for seat in student section
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like father, like son
butch davis’ son, drew, is a local quarterback
Contractor to inspect and clean Carrboro water tank
A water tank operated by Orange Water and Sewer Authority on Old Fayetteville Road in Carrboro will be pressure-washed from the inside and inspected by a contractor beginning Sept. 16. OWASA officials said customers should not expect changes in the water quality, pressure or flow since other tanks in the system will be operating normally. To prepare for the cleaning, OWASA will drain the tank. Officials will also neutralize the disinfectant in the water before draining so fish and amphibians will not be harmed. After the tank is sterilized, OWASA laboratory staff will check water samples before refilling the tank. The tank is expected to resume normal operation by Sept. 22 if the cleaning and inspection remains on schedule. OWASA officials have notified the Carrboro Fire Department of the interruption in service.
times columnist kristof tells of world poverty
annual lecture on service inspires
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Nicholas Kristof couldn’t have found a more receptive audience. A nearly full Memorial Hall audience of the two-time Pulitzer winner’s faithful listened intently as he challenged students to take on gender inequality worldwide. “In this century, the central moral challenge … is going to be this profound gender inequality throughout the world,” he said. Kristof delivered the annual Frank Porter Graham lecture. Series speakers are picked for their concern for the less fortunate, their commitment to freedom of speech and their confidence in students to affect change. Actress and author Anna Deavere Smith delivered last year’s speech. His talk mirrored topics in his recently published third book, Half the Sky, which he authored with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. Using the stories of women around the world, Kristof makes the case for stronger women’s rights -From staff and wire reports as a solution to global poverty.
Much of his talk was familiar for longtime column readers, but the familiarity made it no easier to hear. He recounted his experience buying two Cambodian girls from brothels to almost near-silence, save for quiet gasps as he revealed how he received receipts for the girls. “It was obviously unusual to end up buying two people,” he said. He shared the stories of a girl whose eye was gouged out by a brothel owner, a woman who crawled for miles to be treated for a childbirth injury, and a Ugandan girl who was able to attend school and eventually college in the United States after her family was given a goat. Kristof identified human trafficking as one of the most significant issues facing women worldwide. Emphasizing the extent to which trafficking occurs, with an estimated 800,000 individuals taken across country borders, he said it pales against the busiest year of the TransAtlantic slave trade, when 80,000 were taken against their will. Throughout the speech, Kristof
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urged them to take up a cause “larger than yourself.” “All of us here have truly won the lottery of life,” he said. And he discouraged students from thinking their efforts were futile. “You’re not going to save the world, but you can make it better.” Senior Caroline Fish, last year’s Eve Carson Scholarship recipient, said she was struck by the stories Kristof shared. “It was very eye-opening, even for people already involved in these issues,” she said. “I found that I can still be surprised and shocked by these issues.” Staff writer Lauren Ratcliffe contributed reporting. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Since Monday, senior class representatives have been sitting in the Pit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting school supply donations for a local high school. The event was advertised on Twitter, Facebook and via e-mail, but as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, only one senior had donated supplies. The event ends Friday. “It is a good idea but no one really knows about it,” Senior Class Marshal Cara English said. “We need to figure out a way to get the word out to seniors.” Senior classes are often remembered after graduation by their donations. This year, the class of 2011 plans on doing something different. “Our goal is to have one service project per month for seniors,” English said. September’s service project is a school supply drive for East Chapel Hill High School. Senior Class Vice President Justin Tyler said ECHHS requires binders, index cards, scientific cal-
culators and binder dividers. Bolu Adeyeye, senior service committee co-chair, said that the Senior Marshals have made a monetary donation to the cause. Tyler said the committee wanted to reach out to high schools since there have not been a lot of supply drives on campus in the past. He said ECHHS was chosen as the recipient of the donations since it was one of the first local high schools to accept help. Tyler said the project was as much to increase senior involvement on campus as to gather supplies. “If a senior has not participated in any activity in four years, do it now. Leave your mark,” he said. Officials from ECHHS said they welcomed any supplies that the seniors could collect. Brenda McNeely-Allen, a social worker at ECHHS, said that every year students, teachers and parents come with frequent requests for supplies. Assistant Principal Kylon Middleton also said the drive would be helpful. “Based on demographics, we
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used to shape the policy. The survey, which is available through the CAA website, provides four potential ticket policies. Students may vote once in the survey, and Finch said the final decision will be made by the ticket office. He said three of the options have been adopted in the past. Group registration, the newest option, has been tested at Louisiana State University. Finch added that the only game excluded from this policy will be the Duke game, which will continue to function on a seniority basis. Regardless of the survey results, the ticketing policy this year will use three phases of admission to cut back on the amount of time students have to arrive before games. Under the five-phase policy of the past, students waited as many as three and a half hours. Finch said the three-phase policy will cut that wait by about two hours. Gwaltney, who has worked in the ticket office for 15 years, said the policy has changed almost every year and has been met by critics each time. He said he hopes the survey will deflect that criticism this year. Finch declined to comment on his policy preference, saying he hoped the survey would allow for students to feel satisfied with the policy. “I think it will ultimately fill the Dean Dome and make students happy,” Finch said. Although Carolina Fever members can win basketball tickets through a participation-based point system, senior Claire Atwell, co-chairwoman of Carolina Fever, said her group is invested in the survey’s outcome. Atwell said the one-ticket policy accounted for many unfilled seats and added that she hopes the survey will help students feel more invested in attending basketball games. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
in the school and provides financial support that lets students participate in nonrevenue sports. Rita Balaban, an economics professor who played Division I basketball at Saint Joseph’s University, said that her time playing was an incredibly valuable experience she hoped others could have as well. “The thing that worries a lot of the faculty, me included, is that sports is a business,” Bagnell said. “And you have to ask, should the University be involved in a business?” Toward coaches’ salaries, faculty are more resigned. The numbers are high — Davis’ contract boasts an annual salary and compensations valued at roughly $2 million a year — but they accept it as market rate. Still, anytime “someone gets a severance package that’s more than (professors) earn in a year,” it’s hard not to question the size, Bagnell said. Associate football coach John Blake, who resigned suddenly in the midst of the NCAA’s investigation, will take home $74,500 in severance pay. “We obviously put a very high value on assistant coaches, more so than we would put on philosophy professors,” Balban said. “It is what it is. It gives you an idea of where society places its value.”
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Still, faculty members speak in glowing terms of the way Thorp is handling the situation. They see Thorp, a professor and department head before he became chancellor, as one of their own. “He knows what faculty value,
and he values the same thing,” religious studies professor Laurie Maffly-Kipp said. They also say they appreciate the way Thorp has updated faculty and involved them in the investigation. Veteran professors Jack Evans and Lissa Broome are leading the internal academic investigation. Thorp has pledged administrators will conduct a thorough review to look at ways the situation could have been prevented. Overall, faculty say their experiences with student-athletes in their classes and with the athletic academic support services has been positive. Common tensions come when faculty have to reschedule exams around away games. Balaban said she was encouraged last year when a member of the academic support staff followed up on a comment she made in an evaluation. “That was reassuring to know they read my words,” she said. Kramer, who served on the faculty committee on athletics several years ago, said what he learned then about the processes in place to prevent academic misconduct left him with “confidence in the way the system was working internally.” He said the situation now, with a tutor accused of giving unauthorized aid, strikes him as something that happened outside of the system. “I can’t understand how this would happen,” Kramer said, emphasizing his “incredible respect” for the University’s athletic administrators. “Clearly in this case something happened that they did not approve. What concerns me is that it can happen.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kan won by a suprisingly wide margin against political heavyweight Ozawa: 721-491. Read the NPR story here: http://n.pr/9WpZEq Check out the local Japanese news source and watch the video: http://bit. ly/9PbhT8 SEOUL, South Korea (MCT) — Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan survived a takeover attempt from within his own Democratic Party on Tuesday, defeating the politician who helped Kan rise to power three months ago. Kan’s defeat of Ichiro Ozawa spares the nation the upheaval of having its third new prime minister in just 12 months and its sixth in four years as it struggles with a prolonged economic slump. For many, the results signaled a
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hard-won victory over old-school political arm-twisting by a pragmatic former civic activist. Yet Kan, 63, did not emerge unscathed from Tuesday’s party leadership vote, which could jeopardize his efforts to rein in Japan’s huge public debt and prolong its fragile economic recovery, activists said. “How much of a victory this is for Kan depends on how Ozawa reacts,” said Wilhelm Vosse, a political scientist at International Christian University in Tokyo.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it expected to file suit against the oil companies involved in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for violation of federal environmental laws. An eight-page notice of its intention to file suit was given by federal prosecutors Monday evening to U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans. Barbier was presiding over about 300 separate civil lawsuits for economic damages and wrongful deaths in the spill, which began April 20 when the Deepwater Horizon rig caught fire and exploded. The action by the Department of Justice could ultimately lead faculty took advantage of the stimulus money and applied for competitive grants. Foriest said that with a national push for energy-efficient or green jobs, he expects funding for research universities like UNC and N.C. State to continue to heavy civil fines against BP or Transocean Ltd., the drilling-rig owner. Or, if federal laws were deliberately broken, the investigation could result in federal criminal charges against the companies, officials said. Elizabeth Ashford, a spokeswoman for BP, said the company “doesn’t have a comment at this time.” to increase. “I think it will increase even once the recession slackens because more people will be on board.” Contact the State & National Editor at email@example.com.
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An analysis of last year’s standardized test results of Orange County Schools shows a performance gap between girls and boys. Males in grades three through eight consistently performed worse than their female counterparts on standardized testing for the 2009-10 school year, school officials said at an Orange County Board of Education meeting last week. “I think it’s just wonderful what these young women are doing in our school system,” board member Stephen Halkiotis said at the meeting. “I say more power to them. “Men have ruled for a very long time, and now I’m glad to see women taking over.” Of the 1,615 females who tested
last spring, about 76 percent were at or above the proficiency level in reading— nearly 4 percent higher than the 1,675 males who tested. Similar differences in scoring were also reported in mathematics, with about 85 percent of females meeting proficiency compared to nearly 82 percent of males. Mary Calhoun, director of testing and accountability for the district, helped analyze scoring data sent from the state. Calhoun said high schools were not included in the study because the data was significantly more complex, but the pattern of females outperforming males remained constant. C.W. Stanford Middle School principal Anne Purcell said while females at her school performed slightly better than males last year, the discrepancies were not con-
nected to a single outside factor. “I think it’s just a coincidence,” Purcell said. “Historically, people have said that boys were better in math than girls, but I think everyone is even now. “Here at Stanford, boys and girls seem to be pretty much equal.” Purcell said there are a wide range of services offered to students who may be falling behind in the classroom, such as tutoring and after-school programs. Calhoun said the data also showed that black and Latino boys tended to score lower than their peers of any other demographic. Michelle Laws, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said minority boys are not only scoring lower but also dropping
out at higher rates. She said low expectations are a reason for the disparities. “Black and Hispanic male students are often placed in low-level courses, indicating that the expectations for their performance just aren’t there,” she said. “If they are not expected to perform at high levels, they just give up.” A large proportion of black and Latino males live at or below the poverty line in the area, which also creates disadvantages, Laws said. “You may have a situation where parents are working two jobs. This lowers the chances that they will be supportive and participate in PTA or open house activities,” she said. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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day care preventing obesity
by EMily WiGGins
A local day care is aiming to combat obesity after receiving a grant to improve its outdoor facilities. Preventing Obesity by Design, an N.C. State University program created to improve children’s health, is looking to implement a playground project to fight obesity at Chapel Hill Day Care Center. Representatives from the program will hold a community meeting tonight for project discussion at Christ United Methodist Church. BlueCross BlueShield donated a grant to fund the project, which promotes physical activity and nutrition in young children by pinpointing low-quality outdoor learning environments and improving them. “(We want to) counteract sedentary lifestyles and motivate children to move,” said Nilda Cosco, director of the program, which was created by N.C. State’s Natural Learning Initiative. The initiative promotes daily use of nature in children’s learning experiences.
The program grant contributes $2,500 toward tools and supplies. Any other funding necessary will come from community donations. The Orange County Partnership for Young Children, whose mission is to prepare children five years old and younger to enter school, worked to get the grant for the Chapel Hill community. The partnership for young children is 90 percent state-funded but also holds fundraisers, like the “Rock, Rattle and Roll” benefit concert to be held Oct. 24 at Southern Village. Patrick McIntyre, community development director of the partnership, said the organization became interested in the project after it identified obesity management as a priority on a list of community needs. Kate Sanford, director of Chapel Hill Day Care Center, said the day care applied for the project after learning that the partnership received the grant. Sanford said the children of the day care will benefit as the quality of the outdoor spaces improves. “As time goes on, the greenery will grow, change and evolve. This is great to give kids an appreciation
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for the natural environment and become more involved in gardening,” Sanford said. The Orange County partnership is a branch of Smart Start and The North Carolina Partnership for Children, which aims to ensure children have their needs for development met. Obesity is an issue of calories taken in versus calories worked off, as well as environmental factors, Cosco said. North Carolina was ranked 11th in the nation for childhood obesity in Trust for America’s Health’s “F as in Fat” report, which was released in June. To counteract this, the project will also educate children on where their food comes from, promote physical activity and encourage children to learn about the cycle of food, Cosco said. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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President Barack Obama has dedicated this week to recognizing historically black colleges and universities. And some administrators from HBCU schools in the UNC system are celebrating National Historically Black Colleges by traveling to Arlington, Va., to discuss the history of such schools and the future issues they will face. Ali Khan, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Elizabeth City State University, and Wendy Scott, associate dean for North Carolina Central Law School, were panelists at the national conference. Khan discussed educational access for historically black schools, while Scott updated attendees on the progress of a program created by the Jimmy Carter administration that aims to overcome discrimination toward the schools. The program has helped to bridge the funding gap between HBCUs and other state universities, providing approximately $2 million per institution since 1980, said Cynthia Fobert, the public relations director at North Carolina Central University. She said that more funding may be required if HBCUs intend to expand their leadership and influ-
ence in university education. “The money has remained flat, and $2 million today is not the same as it was in 1980,” Fobert said. “Our role is shifting, however, and we hope to be leaders in the education of colored persons for the future.” Joni Worthington, UNC-system vice president for communications, said in an e-mail that UNC’s historically black schools have been instrumental in developing black leaders that were denied access to other public universities. Worthington also said that the schools continue to create a diverse and competitive working environment in the state — NCCU was recently ranked among the top public HBCUs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Some UNC-system HBCUs are partnering up with other public universities, such as ECSU joining with the UNC-CH’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy. This partnership will address a growing need for pharmacists in the state’s northeast, she said. “UNC’s five HBCUs are valuable state assets and important partners in key university initiatives,” Worthington said in the e-mail. Dana Thompson Dorsey, an education professor at UNC-CH, said the schools provide a unique experience for students. Dorsey, who graduated from an
HBCU before attending law school, said that they expose students to a diverse history they otherwise would not have a chance to learn about. “The people you meet, including Asian, Latino and black professors, expose you to a variety of views and perspectives,” she said. Dorsey said that smaller classes and more opportunities to bond with professors are beneficial for students at historically black schools. “It instills confidence when other people with similar backgrounds tell you on a personal level that you can achieve anything.” Dorsey said that students deciding between HBCUs and other UNC-system schools should look at all factors, including potential majors and affordability. “It depends on a person’s individual needs, but it was better for my desired experiences to attend a HBCU school.” Contact the State & National Editor at email@example.com.
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fter seven years at UNC, one thing has worn on me about this campus: the political climate. UNC has sadly become a stagnant cesspool for political thought. I came here considering myself liberal, but now consider myself a moderate Democrat, truly viewing it as the lesser of two evils. The liberal voice here became so shrieking and annoying, I backed up to the middle. Really, I’m extremely curious as to whether this has happened to others, especially in this day and age when people at least seem to think this is a harshly partisan era. Are we that partisan? According to exit interviews by MSNBC with nine outgoing U.S. Senate members of both parties, we aren’t. Go online and read the transcripts; they’re interesting. While I don’t think partisanship has become historically nasty on a national scale, I think it has become somewhat so on our own campus. We look down on conservatives in the sort of way homosexuals and minorities get harassed in conservative parts of the country. UNC has become a liberal death camp of tolerance. For true diversity, groups should be seeking the side opposite their own. For example, Karl Rove, the alleged hand to Dubya’s puppet, will be here Monday. Despite regarding him as self-interested and malicious, I would rather hear his train of thought than of someone who shares my views. I don’t know how people reach the conclusions they do which lead them to support people like George W. Bush, but Rove helped orchestrate it and can probably show me how. The best speakers for this campus are the John Ashcroft and Tom Tancredo types. They challenge and help refine our views. Yet, with conservative speakers, students unleash an embarrassing, deafening riot that makes Mogadishu look like Asheville. With liberal speakers, after they’ve rehashed the beliefs of the audience, there’s enough sickening ass-kissing to deem it inappropriate for minors. What do you gain? The University and student groups spend thousands of dollars on speakers — using your tuition and fees — and we should get more out of them. Students need to do their part during the posttalk question-and-answer sessions. After I saw James Hansen — an original, outspoken whistle-blower on climate change — speak last spring, the discussion session turned into something you might expect if girls got to interview Justin Bieber after a concert, including the blitz to the microphone that Butch Davis must be reviewing for potential walk-ons (still too soon?). “Dr. Hansen, aren’t coal and carnivores SO bad? Yeah, I know! Want to make out?” You don’t have to disagree with someone’s policies. Ask how to make progress, where could or should compromises be made. Organize a diverse panel of speakers or even a classic, structured Lincoln-Douglas debate. Keith Olbermann vs. Glenn Beck, together on stage — far greater than the sum of the parts were they to come speak separately. Groups and organizers of speakers, please just give us something new. Otherwise, as you bark your views on campus and seek a bigger soapbox and louder bullhorn, preaching the same message over and over again (technically torture, used by the military) others will cover their ears more, move away, and you’ll relegate yourselves to the integrity of the Pit preachers.
Moving forward makes a better rush Moving rush would be wrong direction
he term “overwhelmed” doesn’t his is not the first time deferred do justice to the way many sturush has been pushed for by people dents feel during their first week outside of the Greek system. People of freshman year. unaffiliated with the Greek system have Just minutes after long believed that they kiss Mom and simply moving rush Dad goodbye, freshTHE ISSUE: a committee of the Board back five months men are expected of Trustees is studying the current frater- w o u l d m a g i c a l l y rOBerT Fleming Sam JaCOBSOn to familiarize themediTOrial BOard MeMBer nity rush policy. The recommendations solve all problems in ediTOrial BOard MeMBer selves with living will likely shape any change in policy the system. Studies Junior economics major from Senior Political Science major from away from home for Bethesda, Md. instituted by the full board. a central undermine the logic raleigh. the first time: share-mail: FleMinG7@eMail.unc.edu e-mail: SaMdJacOB@GMail.cOM question is whether rush should remain behind this belief. ing a room with a In 1996, the in the fall, or be moved to the spring. in stranger, buying today’s viewpoints, two members of the Board of Trustees books and supplies, finding their way around campus dTh editorial Board debate their side of directed a Chancellor’s committee to study the topic. and meeting hundreds of new people, all at a breakneck The report urged against instituting deferred rush the issue. pace. At night, older students feed them alcohol and at UNC. Another study, performed by the University promise them the lives they dreamed of ever since they Affairs Committee, reported to the BOT in 2004 that first chanted “Frank the Tank!” in high school. deferred rush was found, again, to be unfavorable for And just a few days later, a privileged few are led into dark rooms where the University. they are offered fancy invitations to join an elite brotherhood of men. In that If rush is moved to second semester, it will not postpone the rush process, moment, they are expected to make a life-altering decision that will dominate but prolong it. The 1996 study cited other schools who have deferred rush and their social lives for the next four years. If they accept, they are immediately their problems with unregulated and underground fall rush. I don’t anticipate thrust into a months-long pledge process during which older brothers, who the Interfraternity Council or the Office of Fraternity& Sorority Life affairs at first seemed friendly, won’t even look them in the eye. They may force them being able to keep all 24 IFC fraternities from talking to the thousands of to clean the uncleanable, eat the inedible and bear the unbearable. But if they freshmen for a whole semester. reject the bid, the door to their perceived social bliss is slammed shut. Everyone, members of the Greek and non-Greek community alike, No matter how many anecdotes you have heard about what college is should want two weeks of regulated recruitment as opposed to five like, nothing can prepare you for week one until you have lived it. It is an months of unregulated activities. New rush rules this year seemed to adventurous and stimulating week, but hardly a time to make a decision bring a rise in the number of off-campus parties. With deferred rush, of this magnitude. Freshmen need a full semester to get their feet on the the risk would only increase as off-campus parties would continue for ground and truly get to know the Greek organizations they intend to join. the whole semester. They need that semester to form bonds with their fellow freshmen so that Additionally, spring recruitment would cause an unnecessary financial pledge classes are made up of familiar people, not just random strangers burden on UNC’s fraternities. Not only would recruitment budgets be who were handpicked by upperclassmen. Perhaps most importantly, older forced to increase, but Greek organizations would be missing a quarter students need a chance to truly get to know the freshmen before they invite of their members for half the year. them to be their closest friends for the rest of their lives. Almost every national Greek organization has historically been against And not all freshmen get a fair shot. Everyone knows that unofficial this style of recruitment as well. Later this week, many executive officers rush goes on during the summer before all the freshmen arrive on campus. from different national organizations will meet with the Fraternity Alumni Deferring the pledge process to second semester could allow students who Association of UNC. The officers are part of the National Interfraternity didn’t attend giant high schools in Charlotte, Raleigh or Greensboro an Conference to fight against deferred rush. These men will argue against opportunity to get to know all the organizations in the Greek system. As deferred recruitment in order to defend their specific UNC chapters from such, some of the bigger fraternities would get a chance to benefit from a the negative effects mentioned above. larger pool of prospective pledges. Deferred recruitment will not solve anything. It will actually hurt For freshmen who have older siblings or friends from high school to more than it will help. The 2004 Affairs Committee report, along with guide them, the decision-making process is eased. But unfortunately, arguing against moving rush, recommended other things for Greeks that is not the reality that all students face. Students from small towns or and the school to focus on improving. These consisted of promoting serfrom out of state have absolutely no idea what to do or who to trust. At vice projects, alumni involvement, and positive new member education. a University where we are taught to think critically and make decisions Instead of making an unpopular and unnecessary change, the University based on sound judgment, allowing students to pledge first semester is a could try to improve the culture of UNC Greeks by encouraging an enviconflict of interests and extremely irresponsible. ronment where the best parts of Greek life can flourish.
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TO THE EDITOR: I feel that many will agree that Tuesday’s letter, “Kvetching board sexist, offensive, homophobic,” (Sept. 14), while justified, was a little bit of an overreaction. The kvetching board is a small forum for hilarious observations and sarcastic remarks, and while it is easy to see how many of the entries can be construed as offensive, the fact that this small section is not politically correct in an environment where people are reminded day in and day out about the need to be “PC” is a welcome relief from the stress of any week. The fact is that everything can be seen as offensive. We as students should have the knowledge to properly assess whether comments posted in any section of the paper are meant to be offensive or are simply meant for a good natured — albeit poorly worded — laugh. Also, the staff of the DTH should not be berated for the inclusion of such remarks, as clearly the page and the kvetching board itself are allocated to the opinions of others. I agree with Ms. Campbell’s
statement that we should exercise more personal responsibility in what we choose to submit to the board, but I also realize the hilarity that many students find in the “WTF” moments often highlighted on the board. Simply put, the kvetching board is awesome the way it is, though it might be a little more awesome if they published more of mine. Adrian McLaurin Senior Latin
Vote for your ideal policy for unC basketball tickets
TO THE EDITOR: In the past, the men’s basketball ticket policy has been decided upon behind closed doors and lacked student involvement. This year the Carolina Athletic Association is listening to your input and is determined to establish a ticket policy with the student body’s wants and needs in mind. The CAA and the Athletic Ticket Office have collaborated to develop a survey with four feasible ticket options for students to choose from. The men’s basketball ticket policy survey coincides with the online football lottery sign-ups. Students can visit unc.edu/caa to read in-depth descriptions of
each of the four options as well instructions for completing the survey. Students may only vote once, and the deadline to vote is Sept. 30, 2010 at 11:59pm. I encourage every student to make your voice heard in this matter. I truly believe allowing students the opportunity to select which student distribution policy they would like to use for the upcoming basketball season will improve the overall atmosphere in the Dean Dome. Students should visit the CAA website in order to make an informed choice on which ticket option they would like to see implemented for the 2010-2011 men’s basketball season. It is your turn to decide, so vote today! Go Heels! Caitlin Goforth Campus Relations Co-chairwoman CAA
to building the mosque near Ground Zero. The majority of those who are opposed have repeatedly stated that they do not directly correlate the actions of the Muslim extremists who attacked the World Trade Center with everyone who is Muslim. This is a leap of logic that many people have made about the beliefs of those who are on the opposing side. One of the central arguments is that constructing a mosque so close to Ground Zero is disrespectful to 9/11 victims. The attacks occurred only several years ago, so there are still many people who are still suffering. This leads us to wonder about whether the people of New York
are ready for this building to be constructed. Many polls report that a majority of people living in the state do not believe that the mosque should be built. So does that mean that a majority of people in New York are intolerant of Islam and correlate anyone who practices the religion with the terrorists who committed the crime on 9/11? Probably not. They just aren’t ready at this moment in time to fully appreciate the building of a mosque so close to the site, along with many other Americans who are opposed. Michael Kronk Freshman Economics
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TO THE EDITOR: In response to “Islam is a tool, used for Muslim extremist actions,” (Sept. 14) I believe the author has misinterpreted the beliefs of many who are opposed
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