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building funds at Unc are unstable
nc politics destabilizing funding projects at Unc
by Will Doran
AssistAnt University editor

A bleak budget climate prevented the Democratic N.C. General Assembly from appropriating funds toward capital projects at UNC for the current fiscal year. After a Nov. 2 election that handed the assembly to the Republicans for the first time since 1898, University officials fear that politics will become yet another obstacle in the quest for funding. “We suspect that clearly they will (cut funding),” said Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for planning and construction. “This coming session and budget year is going to be severe.” Though some projects are at least partially funded by private funds, most are funded primarily — or entirely — through state dollars. The Democratic state legislature declined to fund any projects at UNC for the current fiscal year, although it still approved five that had outside funding, such as renovations to the Student Union and Kenan Stadium. Dwayne Pinkney, the associate provost for finance and academic planning who once served as the University’s state government liaison, said the new legislature will almost certainly cut capital funds because Republicans are traditionally averse to debt spending. Capital projects are, by nature, funded through such spending. But he said his prediction goes beyond a politicsas-usual mentality. “Last year we didn’t have any capital projects, either,” he said. “And that’s without a partisan stripe. Last year with Democrats it was the same way.” But no matter the underlying reasons for the cuts, it is clear that some of the biggest and most important projects are those funded by the state. In 2008, the School of Law was slated to move from its current, dilapidated building to a new one at Carolina North, and the Morehead Planetarium was supposed to receive millions of dollars in renovations. But when the legislature began feeling the effects of the recession just months after the funds were

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students walk by construction on Battle, vance and Pettigrew halls. the construction project is one of many on UnC’s campus. Most of the projects on campus are funded by the n.C. General Assembly, although some are privately funded. Campus officials are expecting a continued lack of funding since the midterm elections.
approved, it decided not to send those funds after all, said Anna Wu, University architect and director of facilities planning. “They have to continue to operate in buildings that are sub-optimal,” she said. “Generally that means they just won’t be as effective.” But Pinkney, who has also had finance-based leadership roles in both the UNC system and the General Assembly, said a lack of funds wouldn’t affect the University’s academic quality. “The University has been adapting to demands and constraints for a long time,” he said. “In the short run and foreseeable future, there will be no detrimental impact.” However, the lack of funding does have the potential to negatively impact the surrounding community. Wu said most capital projects are overseen by outside contractors, who generally hire from the area. The $228 million mixed-use Bell Tower Development project has averaged 334 workers on site each work day

“Anyone, everyone is likely to conclude that this is going to be a tough year for any type of project."
bruce runberg, AssoCiAte viCe ChAnCellor for PlAnninG And ConstrUCtion
since it began more than three years ago, reaching 1 million man hours earlier this month. The contractor for that project has offices in Raleigh, so when the project ends in 2012, the area could face the loss of hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars from the market with no further projects being funded. Karen Geer, director of facilities planning and construction, said the assembly took back more than $3 million in 2008 from the general repairs and renovations fund, as well as a combined $15.6 million from the Dental Sciences Building and the Bell Tower project. The University currently has 20 capital projects underway, with more than $888 million in funding, including the $105 million Kenan Stadium expansion and the construction of a $243 million biomedical research imaging building. All 20 projects are fully funded, but Runberg cautioned that their funding isn’t entirely safe, as the General Assembly can take funding back even after giving it out to a school. “They have the authority to do that,” he said. “We don’t believe that they would, and we hope they don’t.” Runberg said there is no way to look beyond this year, but that the prospects for now look bleak. “Anyone, everyone, is likely to conclude that it is going to be a tough year for any type of project.” Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.

state financial aid running low Illini hands Unc
Unc could lose money for grants
by elise young
stAff writer

Katie Wordsworth, a freshman biology major, said she needs every cent of her financial aid grants to achieve her dream of becoming an oncologist. Once accepted to UNC, her decision to attend was an easy one — it was the only school to promise her a debt-free education through the Carolina Covenant scholarship. But Wordsworth and other low-income students across the state might have to take out loans in coming years if the state’s fund for financial aid grants continues to decrease. The state’s escheats fund — composed of revenue from unclaimed property — funds about 83 percent of the state grants for need-based aid given out by the UNC-system. The fund is steadily decreasing, which means that students in need might have a harder time paying for college. Wordsworth is a native of Rocky Mount, N.C., which was named one of Forbes’ 10 most impoverished cities in 2009. Her father and younger brother have autism, and her mother doesn’t work, so her family survives off of federal disability benefits. “My parents have nothing saved up,” Wordsworth said. The University gives out more than $13 million in state-funded grants, which makes up 17 percent

of all grant money given to undergraduates, said Shirley Ort, associate provost and director of scholarships and student aid at UNC. For the 2009-2010 school year, 4,917 UNC students received state grants, with the average award totaling around $2,684, Ort said. According to projections from the state treasurer’s office, the escheats fund, which provides a large portion of the grants at UNC, will decrease below $200 million in two years. Once the fund has less than $200 million, the state will have to start liquidating funds and will start potentially losing money. “It’s not really our issue as to how (legislators) fund the student aid,” said Steve Brooks, executive director of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. “What we can do is tell them how much students need and hope they fund it, whether they use the escheats spot of money or some other fund,” he said. Wordsworth’s Carolina Covenant scholarship is a combination of federal, state and University grants. With the escheats fund running out, UNC’s need-based scholarship program might not have enough money to award to students in need like Wordsworth. “Students would have to borrow more in order to make up for the grant money,” Ort said. To make up for the loss in state grants from the escheats fund, the legislature might require a certain amount of tuition increases to go

season’s third loss
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — It took 43 seconds for the North Carolina Tar Heels’ night to unravel on them in a 79-67 loss to Illinois. That is how long it took for Tyler Zeller to pick up men’s his second and basKetball third fouls, a UnC 67 little more than illinois 79 10 minutes into the first half. The third foul was a cheap bump on a passing Demetri McCamey, sending Zeller to the bench. In those 10 minutes, Zeller was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring eight of UNC’s 14 points. Fellow post man John Henson and Zeller were torturing Illinois with post moves, and scored 12 of the first 14. As soon as Zeller was on the bench, Illinois went on a quick five-point run. “It’s very tough, especially considering playing as well as I was to start with,” Zeller said. “It’s kind of discouraging, knowing I wasn’t going to be able to play for the rest of the half. I never really got back into it the way I should have.” UNC gamely held its own against the Fighting Illini for the rest of the half on the back of John Henson, who scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds in the half. But the Tar Heels just could not keep up down the stretch. Zeller started the second half, but the damage was done. Illinois had a seven-point lead, and Zeller

by louie HorvatH
senior writer

Tyler Zeller got into foul trouble early in the first half, hurting the tar heels in the paint.
had lost his steam. The Illini quickly expanded the lead to 11 after intermission by getting the ball inside, where Zeller could not be aggressive because of his foul predicament. For the game, Zeller was limited to 20 minutes . “I know that I did something stupid that hurt my teammates,” he said. “I want to be able to be out there, helping them out, but instead I can’t because I have three fouls.” Williams tried to coax his team back into the game, three times subbing out all five players at once, only to watch the deficit grow larger. Preseason firs t-team AllAmerican Harrison Barnes continued to struggle, going 2-for-8 in the first half and 2-for-9 in the game, good for eight points. With Zeller on the bench, the Tar Heels needed more production from Barnes to make up for their missing post presence, but he could not deliver. The Illinois crowd repeatedly showered Barnes with “overrated” chants throughout the night — never louder than when he came to the free throw line with two minutes remaining in what

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Katie wordsworth, a freshman from rocky Mount, has a state-funded grant. the state is finding new ways to fund grants for students.

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this day in history
DEC. 1, 1955 … rosa Parks refuses to relinquish her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala. her refusal resulted in a local boycott in which she and 88 others were arrested in february 1956.

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Historic return
hortense McClinton, UnC’s first black faculty member, returned to a room full of students, faculty and alumni to speak about racism and affirmative action.

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bumP set integrate
what originally began as a way to blow off steam after grading all day turned seven self-described math nerds into undefeated champions in intramural volleyball.

Today’s weather
welcome to december. h 58, l 28

Thursday’s weather
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NOTED. Bieber fever has truly reached its fever pitch. The 2,600 armed guards who raided the network of slums in Brazil, including the house of Pezao, one of the country’s foremost narcotics traffickers, were surprised to find a large, homemade mural of Justin Bieber on his wall. Beneath the mural was written “One Time.” Bieber has not commented. QUOTED. “A lepidopterist mounting a toughskinned insect.” – A description of lovemaking from the novel “The Shape of Her,” the winner of this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Prize. The novel is a tale of desire set on a Greek island, with sexual animal imagery interwoven throughout. The prize was founded in 1993 by Literary Review magazine.

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ndrea Pino and Clare Shaffer, both freshmen, decided to create their own “epic adventure” by climbing a tree in Polk Place on Tuesday afternoon. To provide entertainment, the duo serenaded passers-by. They eventually were chastised by a UNC employee and jumped down.

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stole a scooter between 10 p.m. Thursday and 7:14 a.m. Monday at 2701 Homestead Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The scooter was worth $1,500, reports state.
n Someone entered and stole from a day care center between 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and 8:09 a.m. Monday at 4 Bypass Lane, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a child table worth $100 and four child chairs collectively worth $100, reports state. n Someone spray painted graffiti on a skating rink between 8 a.m. Nov. 23 and 4 p.m. Sunday in Southern Community Park, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone reported Monday that a $700 television was stolen from an apartment between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at 750 Weaver n Someone cut a cable and

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n Someone reported Monday that an employee stole cash from the Rite Aid at 1129 Weaver Dairy Road between Nov. 2 and Nov. 19, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The employee stole $800 in cash, reports state. n Someone broke into a house through the window between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday at 102 Taylor St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a Nintendo Wii worth $250, a PlayStation 3 worth $350 and $600 in cash. Damage to the window was valued at $100, reports state. n Someone complained Monday that his neighbor’s dog is always coming over to his house at 8017 Rogers Road, and that the dog doesn’t have a rabies vaccination, according to Carrboro police reports.

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Attempt to override Medlin’s redistricting veto falls short
Student Congress voted 23-7, with one abstaining vote, to let Student Body President Hogan Medlin’s veto on the redistricting bill stand at its meeting Tuesday night. Speaker of Congress Deanna Santoro originally introduced the bill but said that in the end, it didn’t even seem like her bill anymore. “I was really open to amending it, and I feel like that openness and willingness to amend backfired on me,” she said. “The bill barely looks anything like how it did when I submitted it. I don’t even feel like it’s my bill anymore. It’s Congress’ bill.” Another redistricting bill, which Santoro said differs only slightly from her original bill, is currently in committee. This bill has the support of the Residence Hall Association and the Board of Elections, two strong opponents of the original bill, said Chelsea Miller, a Student Congress member. Miller and Santoro said Medlin’s stance on redistricting hinges on the support of the RHA and the BOE. Santoro said the new bill, if passed, would not go into effect until 2012. Medlin declined to comment on the proceedings Tuesday.

Everclear now banned in NC Unc
151-proof alcohol available instead
suppliers to replace the 190-proof Everclear with a 151-proof product. Diesel 190-proof will not be replaced at all. “I still think 150-proof is awfully strong,” Stroup said. “I don’t think this is going to curb people drinking as heavily.” But the state commission cited binge drinking and related health concerns as reasons for discontinuing the product. “The ABC Commission has long been concerned that young adults drinking nearly pure alcohol are especially vulnerable to alcohol poisoning,” Jon Williams, chairman of the N.C. ABC Commission, said in a statement. But some students say discontinuing the product will not solve the problem. “If that’s what they’re trying to achieve, the policy is pretty insignificant,” said Will Pryor, a junior

Elected Panhellenic Council officers assume new roles
The seven newly elected officers of the UNC Panhellenic Council transitioned into their new roles Tuesday. The officers were elected at the beginning of November by the 11 Panhellenic Council sorority presidents. As members of the executive board, the officers will oversee the implementation of the recruitment changes outlined by the Board of Trustees along with the coordination of a new philanthropy initiative set to begin in the spring. They will also be charged with implementing the reorganized council, which features fewer delegates from each chapter and the elimination of the committee system. The seven new officers include: - President: Lindsey Stephens of Alpha Delta Pi - Vice President of Committees: Ana Samper of Sigma Sigma Sigma - Vice President of Standards: Lorna Knick of Delta Delta Delta, - Vice President of Special Events: Bekah Gould of Alpha Chi Omega -Vice President of Recruitment: Katelin Chubb of Phi Mu - Treasurer: Courtney Bale of Phi Mu - Secretary: Sarah Murphy of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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UNC women’s basketball has partnered with Toys for Tots
Orange County Toys for Tots has partnered with the UNC women’s basketball team to collect toys for needy children throughout the county. Basketball fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 when the women’s team takes on Iowa at 7 p.m. Thursday at Carmichael Arena. Several donation boxes will be located around the arena, and monetary donations will also be accepted.

Local nonprofit organization hosts annual Festival of Trees
The Arc of Orange County is working to connect the community —and raise money while doing so — through its third annual Festival of Trees. The festival is being held at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel from Nov. 30 through Thursday. The event allows companies throughout Orange County to decorate trees with descriptions of their services and donate items for ongoing auctions. “The main reason we hold the event is because funding is limited,” said Robin Baker, executive director of the organization. “Our signature fundraiser is the festival. “This is a charitable event, but it’s also a marketing event.” Baker said all proceeds from each event, including a gala, family night and a ladies night, benefit the organization. Last year’s silent auction brought in almost $8,000 to the group. On Tuesday evening, families from throughout the county gathered at the Sheraton to enjoy an evening with Santa Claus and holiday music. Visit the dailytarheel.com to read more. - From staff and wire reports

English major at UNC. Senior economics major Alex Kane agreed. The three stores closest to col“It’s not about what they’re by ESTES goULd Staff Writer lege campuses sold 38 percent. drinking,” he said. Everclear and Diesel 190-proof Students are the biggest buyers “If someone wants to drink that alcohol will today follow the trail of of high-alcohol content liquor at much, you can’t really stop them.” Four Loko — off the shelves state- UNC’s nearest ABC store as well, The policy alone will not change wide. said George Walsh, manager of the behavior, but it is better than nothT he Mecklenburg County ABC store in Meadowmont. ing, said Leslie Morrow, associate Alcoholic Beverage Control Board “For the group party situation director of the UNC Bowles Center started the trend a month ago, it tends to be a bit more popular,” for Alcohol Studies. removing large containers of the Walsh said. “It goes a lot further.” “I think it’s just an easy way products from its stores. And the ABC stores will sell their remainto double the punch as an alcoN.C. ABC Commission followed ing stock, after which the product hol drink,” Morrow said of puresuit, de-listing all pure-grain, 190- will not be available in retail stores. grain alcohol. “And we know from proof alcohol from stores across Companies using it as an industrial research that the higher the cost of the state. solvent or cleaner will have to spealcohol, the less people drink.” by CAroLiNE CorrigAN Mecklenburg changed its policy cial order pure-grain alcohol, said Morrow added, “There are these Staff Writer after realizing college students Paul Stroup, chief executive officer subtle factors that contribute to There may be a bit more coal in were the primary consumers of of Mecklenburg’s ABC board. binge drinking, so this is a step in the University’s stocking than some pure-grain alcohol in its 24 stores. Other states, including Virginia the right direction.” had hoped this Christmas. Five of the stores comprised 50 and New York, have already outA 500-ton wood pellet shippercent of the county’s sales of half- lawed pure-grain alcohol. Contact the State & National ment, scheduled to arrive at UNC gallon containers. The commission worked with Editor at stntdesk@unc.edu. in November has now been delayed until March of next year. The pellets are part of a plan outlined in the 2009 Climate Action Plan to reduce the University’s carbon footprint by combining coal with biomass products, such as wood pellets. Despite the delay, the shipment delay might be more of a convenience than a setback. Ray DuBose, director of UNC Energy Services, said testing the wood pellets during the winter would reduce the University’s capacity for steam, which provides its heat. “Testing an alternative fuel during a period of extremely high demand for steam and heat would be problematic,” DuBose said. “We postponed it to March knowing the weather is not as cold and we can run a better test.” But the delay has caused some concern regarding the University’s ability to meet the 2020 deadline for becoming entirely coal-free. “This is a huge transition for a 10-year time span,” said Stewart Boss, co-chairman of the Sierra Student Coalition, a group that has been advocating for a coal-free UNC. “It will be pretty challenging to meet the 2020 deadline if we keep delaying the initial test burning.” The transition to wood pellets was composed as part of the University’s goal to become coal-free by 2020. Twenty tons of wood pellets were received from Carolina Wood Pellets in September. The pellets then underwent tests to evaluate the way they would flow through equipment designed for coal. After the success of the initial test, an additional order of 500 tons of wood pellets was placed with the company to further test the capability of boilers to burn dth/Logan Savage the material. hortense McClinton, the first black faculty member at the University, spoke at the Parr Center for ethics’ Lunch and Learn program in The second shipment was the tate-turner-Kuralt Building on tuesday at noon. McClinton was hired in 1966 as a professor in the UnC School of Social Work. delayed due to a miscommunication between UNC, Carolina Wood Pellets and Norfolk Southern Railroad regarding the type of railroad car that was going to be used to deliver the pellets. “By the time it was all straightism affect everyone in the school,” she said. ened out, the University decided McClinton started the talk on a lighter to hold off on the test burn,” said note before delving into the more serious Robin Chapman, a spokesman for aspects of her experience. they gave her questioning looks. by KATiE SwEENEy the railroad company. Staff Writer “First of all, I’m 92 years old, so if I get to And as she told a crowd of about 40 Phil Barner, the cogeneration When she arrived in Chapel Hill to teach people at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building wandering let me know,” she said. systems manager for UNC Energy McClinton said she realized she wanted to social work in 1966, Hortense McClinton on Tuesday, racial discrimination persists Services, said the unavailability of be a social worker in the eighth grade after was welcomed as the first black professor today. covered railroad cars was another at UNC. “I don’t want to be a pessimist, but I think listening to a guest speaker at school. cause for the delay. “You don’t have money; you can’t do that,” She remembered one student saying, “the the struggle still goes on,” she said. “These are dry wood pellets that School of Social Work is on the ball,” when McClinton spoke Tuesday as part of the her teachers told her. absorb moisture,” he said. “They She said her love of people helped her she taught her first class. Parr Center for Ethics’ Lunch and Learn need to be covered against rain or But off campus, McClinton confronted a program. Before a packed room, she shared overcome those mental obstacles on her way they will absorb it, fall apart and different dynamic. her story along with her insights on ethical to earning a masters of social work at the become difficult to handle.” University of Pennsylvania. Several stores on Franklin Street reject- dilemmas, racism, and affirmative action. Representatives from Carolina Though her hiring came 11 years after the ed black patrons. At the State Employees’ Jennie Dickson, the center’s proWood Pellets could not be reached Credit Union, employees automatically gram coordinator, said she was delighted University first enrolled black undergradufor comment. assumed that, as a black woman, she want- McClinton approached the school about ate students, McClinton said she felt comed to borrow money. After informing them coming to speak at UNC. Contact the University Editor of her intentions to deposit money instead, “The topics of affirmative action and rac- See MCCLiNToN, Page 7 at udesk@unc.edu.

coal-free goals delayed
wood pellet tests resume in march

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Unc’s first black professor shares memories

sacrificial Poets revives the heart of oral verse
by ALi roCKETT
Staff Writer

CoUrteSy of WiLL MCinerney

Sacrificial Poets, a performance team, conducts outreach workshops to local schools to teach poetry. here the 2009 teams poses in Chicago.

Chapel Hill’s Sacrificial Poets breathe new life into an ancient art form. The oral tradition of reciting poetry dates back thousands of years — before written language or printing presses, when stories were crafted in poetic form, memorized and recited before crowds. UNC senior Will McInerney is trying to revive that idea. Drawn to the spoken word, McInerney hopes to move a crowd with his words. “We love art for art’s sake, but there are reasons why we choose this art form in that it has the ability to reach masses and it has the ability to make changes in society,” said McInerney, treasurer and associate director of the Sacrificial Poets. The performing poets in his group conduct outreach workshops at area schools to inspire students to try poetry. Recent UNC graduate and performer Kane Smego said they search for workshop plans that compliment the students’ curriculum. In one workshop, the students were encouraged to tell the story of a civil rights activist from the point

of view of an inanimate object, like a stool at a sit-in. “If you can get someone at 15, 16 or 17 to be dedicated to their community and dedicated to social justice, then we’re coming a long way in the right direction,” McInerney said. The group writes about a range of topics and covers a spectrum of human emotions. McInerney said his poems are mostly political in nature due to his upbringing — his mother worked for a political documentary filmmaker — and interest in politics as a peace, war and defense major. But his three-minute ode to his large and clumsy feet adds comic relief and depth to his repertoire. “Poetry is a reflection of you as a person,” McInerney said. “If all my poems were super serious and super political, that wouldn’t be accurate.” Smego finds his inspiration in stories that convey a flaw in society. His poem, “Second Amendment to the Raven,” condemns a society where guns can be bought at WalMart and arming oneself comes at the expense of a child’s safety. “Spoken word is about taking what you’re given and figuring out why,” McInerney said.

ATTENd THE PoETry SLAM Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight Location: Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Info: www.sacrificialpoets.com

Despite its deep roots, spokenword poetry is not accepted in many academic circles because of its perceived ties to hip-hop culture, said McInerney and Smego. “It’s the tarnished art form,” Smego said. McInerney hopes that their work will change people’s perspectives. “Poetry, regardless of form or measure, written or spoken, is about the human experience, McInerney said. “And everyone has a human experience.” The group holds monthly slam competitions and open microphone nights to find new poetic voices. Tonight’s open mic poetry slam at Chapel Hill’s Flyleaf Books will also focus on Smego’s work. At each of the poetry slams, the winner is invited to compete in a final slam, held in May each year.

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Read The Christian Science Monitor article to find out the reaction of the Marines and the military: http://bit. ly/eUs101 Read about the expected debate on the potential rebate of “don’t ask, don’t tell”: http://usat.ly/gWNl9P WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Permitting gay people to serve openly in the U.S. armed forces has a low risk of harming military readiness, though it could cause “limited and isolated disruption” in some units, according to a major study by a Pentagon task force charged with examining the effect of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law. “We are convinced the U.S. military can make this change, even during this time of war,” the task force concluded, noting that

‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ survey results show little harm in ending policy
70 percent of tens of thousands of military personnel and family members surveyed predicted there would be “positive, mixed or no effect” from allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly. The finding that repeal of the 17-year-old law could be accomplished with only shortterm disruption appears likely to strengthen the position of members of Congress and of the Obama administration, which has called for overturning the statute before the end of the year.

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Obama starts tax cuts conversation suspect behind WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) short of saying he was confident wikiLeaks found
— President Barack Obama and congressional leaders called their first meeting since the midterm elections a frank but productive initial discussion of the issues before them, each expressing hope that common ground could be reached on the thorniest debate: the fate of tax rates set to expire next month. Speaking to reporters after the meeting Tuesday, Obama said there was “broad agreement” that they need to resolve the tax-cut issue before the rates expire, but he outlined the differences and stopped they would do so. “There must be some sensible common ground,” Obama said. Democrats continue to believe that tax rates for higher earners should be allowed to expire, Obama said. Meanwhile, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the likely speaker of the House in the new Congress, said Republicans “made the point that stopping all the looming tax hikes and cutting spending would, in fact, create jobs and get the economy moving again. WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the WikiLeaks documents, told a hacker that he gained access to material on a secure government network he was not authorized to see, according to the hacker, Adrian Lomo, who turned Manning in to the government. Lomo says Manning believed the State Department documents “was going to be the end of diplomacy as we knew it.”

Eleven new pieces of N.C. legislation go into effect Dec. 1, tightening the reins on issues ranging from handgun permits to Medicaid fraud. Here is a breakdown of three of the new laws and how they could animal cruelty affect the Triangle area: Named after a dog who was Domestic violence protection beaten and burned, Susie’s Law raises animal cruelty crimes from One piece of legislation makes misdemeanors to felonies. it a felony for any recipient of a Alex Lane, coleader of UNC’s restraining order to trespass into a Helping Paws, said the law should shelter where the protected party be the first of many changes. resides, regardless of whether the “We’re very excited to see some victim is there. progressive legislation,” she said, Beverly Kennedy, executive “particularly in a state like North director of the Family Violence Carolina, which has traditionally Prevention Center of Orange not been a state with a lot of animal County, said she was extremely protection laws in the books.” pleased with the legislature’s action, Ashley Russo, another coleader but she thinks the law does not of the organization, said animals provide equal protection because should not be treated like objects it only covers those who are in a of abuse. government-approved shelter. “If a human had been set on fire, “The same level of protection is that would be considered attemptnot being offered to victims who ed murder and would not have may still be going to work or pick- been taken as lightly,” she wrote in ing up their children at school,” she an e-mail. said. Despite the recent legislation, Kennedy pointed out home- Lane said she believes more is less shelters, a common refuge for needed.

women affected by domestic violence, do not qualify for this protection. “Most of the people we see dayto-day do not go into shelters,” Kennedy said. “They continue to live in the community.”

“It doesn’t go far enough,” she said. “It does allow for jail time, but I do think we need tougher statutes than even Susie’s Law provides.”

ban on sweepstakes cafes
Sweepstakes cafes across the state will be forced to close their doors because of a new law which bans the use of electronic sweepstakes machines. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, voted in favor of banning such facilities across the Triangle, adding the cafes encourage addictive activity. “There were instances of people playing eight or nine hours a day there, playing over and over,” she said. “It preys on people’s insecurities and hopes, and it doesn’t have a particularly helpful outcome in the sense that they are not working during that period and doing other normal life activities.” Kinnaird said the lawmakers’ biggest concern is that the sweepstakes companies, which were making millions every month, may find a loophole and send legislatures back to the drawing board. Contact the City Editor at citydesk@unc.edu.

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More than 100 disgruntled residents crowded the Maple View Agricultural Center Tuesday night for a forum on the Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s proposal to thin or cut 1,900 acres of forestland. Despite OWASA’s assertions that the plan — which involves 17 of its properties — will improve water and tree quality, many residents were skeptical about the plan. “We’re here because these experts are telling us we need to take action,” said Patrick Davis, sustainability manager for OWASA. “They’re telling us we need to do this for science-based reasons.” David Halley, forester and manager of True North Forest Management Services, said foresters will cut small openings in the forest canopy rather than clear out all the trees. He said these openings would improve wildlife and vegetation growth. “What we want to do is increase the amount of sunlight that reaches the forest floor so we can improve the canopy,” Halley said. “It’s a very attractive way to manage the forest and still maintain a good canopy.” But residents like Michael Guse expressed concerns about the effects of introducing foreign chemicals into the environment. “The machinery … is going to leak hydraulic oil,” said Guse, who said he received his master’s in environmental sciences and engineering at UNC. “You’re going to have kerosene and diesel fuel spill.” Halley also said herbicides will be applied to about 37 acres of the designated parcels of land about once every 45 years. “The use of herbicides in a protected watershed is ridiculous,” Guse said. Attendees were also worried about the use of heavy machinery near their homes, and residents like Grace Morris were unsure of the motivations behind OWASA’s plan. “I always get a little nervous and my ears kind of perk up whenever public resources are being used for private gain,” Morris said. But Alex Hessler, who grew up in the area, said logging is a vital part of the local economy. “Where would we rather have our wood coming from?” Hessler said. “I urge you to not completely condemn this timber harvest.” Residents requested extended time to discuss the issue and a committee of residential consultants to the program. Some also asked for financial documentation of the profit OWASA stands to gain from the cutting, though officials said the documents are not yet available. “We are certainly looking at some kind of delay so we can adequately take these points and address them,” said Gordon Merklein, chairman of OWASA’s board of directors. Residents are invited to comment by e-mail or phone until Thursday. The OWASA board will meet on Dec. 9 and may extend the comment period. Contact the City Editor at citydesk@unc.edu.

Bump set integrate, an intramural volleyball team made up of mathematics graduate students, broke stereotypes when it won unC’s intramural volleyball championship nov. 16. they won by a total of 110 points.

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‘nerds’ serve up volleyball victory
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John henson, seen here in unC’s game against lipscomb on nov. 12, carried the load inside with Zeller’s foul trouble, scoring 16 points.

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had become a blowout. “It’s something silly that you’re going to anoint the guy, and then three weeks later crucify him. That’s ridiculous. He didn’t ask to be voted first-team All-American.” The North Carolina struggled to stop the Fighting Illini, as McCamey, Mike Davis and Mike Tisdale hit tough shots all game long. The trio finished with 51 points. The real weakness for the Tar Heels was defending the 3-point shot, where Illinois went 8-for-12. The Tar Heels got virtually noth-

ing out of their guards. For the game, Strickland and point guard Larry Drew combined to score nine points on 2-for-11 shooting. After this showing in Champaign, there is some soul-searching for UNC to do before its matchup against Kentucky on Saturday. “I had a lot of people talk about how soft my teams were. We beat the hell out of a lot of people that were brutes,” Williams said. “For me, it’s just playing the game, and right now, Illinois played a lot better tonight than we did.” Contact the Sports Editor at sports@unc.edu.

It started as a fun way to blow off steam, something graduate students could enjoy after grading tests and leading recitations. But after four years of meeting every Friday to play volleyball, a group of seven self-described “nerds” in the mathematics department took their game to the next level. After reaching the semifinals in its first year, the team, Bump Set Integrate, took the championship in the University’s intramural volleyball league. “We are the nerdiest of nerds, and we won some kind of sports event,” said fifth-year graduate student Keith Schneider via e-mail. On Nov. 16, the team finished the season undefeated, outscoring its opponents by a total of 110 points. “A lot of the teams in rec were frat guys. It feels like an ‘80s movie,” said fourth-year graduate student J.D. Martindale. It did not take long for the team to realize it’s potential. After four years of casual games, Bump Set Integrate entered its initial contest

reasonably confident of the team’s skill. But after a blowout victory, the team members realized it could overcome the stereotypes which accompany their field of study. “It’s cool that even math guys can be athletic at least at one sport,” said second-year graduate student Sam Behrend. Next year, the team will take another step, moving from the recreational to the competitive level. But Bump Set Integrate will

be without Schneider, the vocal leader of the team who is planning to leave UNC next year. Schneider said he is disappointed he will not be able to accompany the team into the next level of intramural sports. However, he is happy to be going out on top. He said, “I wanted to be in The Daily Tar Heel one time before I left.” Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.

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toward financial aid, said N.C. Rep. Ray Rapp, D-Haywood. Rapp is vice chairman of both the House appropriations subcommittee on education and the joint select committee on state funded student financial aid. The N.C. General Assembly might also urge the U.S. Congress to continue funding Pell Grants — need-based financial aid — and other need-based programs at levels they have in the past, he said. Federal appropriations for Pell Grants have increased annually from fiscal years 2007 to 2010. “We can’t let them back up on that because that is simply sacrificing our future for short-term cuts in the budget,” Rapp said. Smaller grant awards might make paying for college prohibitively difficult, Brooks said. “Best case, they would have to borrow more,” he said. “Worst case, they’re already borrowing as much as they can, so they wouldn’t be able to go at all.” Contact the State & National Editor at stntdesk@unc.edu.

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‘shipwrecked!’ explores celebrity culture
Features more than 80 characters
by Kelsey Tsipis
staff writer

For 90 minutes, the audience will stare at an unchanging set. But the whirlwind adventure story of shipwreck, sea creatures and fleeting stardom presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company won’t be a bore. “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment,” which opens tonight in the Paul Green Theatre, tracks the tall tales of swashbuckling storyteller Louis de Rougemont. PlayMakers will use simple theatricality and creative design collaboration to weave this largerthan-life story, producers said. “‘Shipwrecked!’ is a celebration of theatrical storytelling,” said production director Tom Quaintance. “It’s both a fun adventure and a really interesting

look at celebrity culture.” The play focuses on the real-life fabrications of de Rougemont, an explorer from the Victorian era whose elaborate and mostly false stories captivated audiences at the turn of the 20th century. Quaintance said he and his artistic staff are working around the play’s unique staging challenges — seven actors playing more than 80 characters throughout drastic leaps in time and setting, “At different points of the play, the sets, lights, costumes, music and actors all take turns being primary storytellers,” Quaintance said. “Playing around with that kind of old-fashioned storytelling is always exciting.” Relatively minor set changes will shift the action from one exotic locale to another, said scenic

designer Robin Vest. “Not being bogged down by big set pieces allows for the actor’s physicality, lighting and sound to step in and create elements of design,” Vest said. “It’s a technique dating back to the original Shakespeare productions, which were bare staged.” The basic set — a nameless magic store — will remain constant throughout the production, allowing the actors easy access to props and encouraging the audience’s imagination to fill in the detail of actor Scott Ripley’s imaginative stories as de Rougemont. When this type of simple, dynamic staging is paired with continuous costume changes, it calls for high energy and some improvisation from the small cast, said actress Dee Dee Batteast. “It’s like structured play time,” said Batteast, who plays 13 characters in the production. “There are no

student singing groups rely on cash for concerts
Profit from cds, concert tickets
by Kelly blessing
staff writer

a cappella at
Loreleis Tar Heel Voices

strict stage directions. You just have to trust that you’re doing your part contributing to the larger machine.” To offset the static set, the actors will change costumes almost constantly, keeping up with changes in character and shifts in time. “The costume concept was a challenge of keeping things believably modern but also archaic enough to support the style of London in 1898,” said costume designer Rachel Pollock. Pollock found inspiration from press kit photos of modern bands like The Decemberists to help her create timeless costumes, she said. Mark Lewis’ original score for the production will also add to the storytelling. Lewis will play on stage with an ensemble while sound director Ryan Gastelum creates the narrative sounds — like wind and rain — in the stage wings. This raw theatricality calls for the

see ‘sHipWRecKeD!’ Time: Dec. 1 through 19, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Location: Paul Green Theatre Info: www.playmakersrep.org

audience to tap into their neglected childhood imaginations to fill in lacking details, Quaintance said. Quaintance, who co-directed PlayMakers’ epic two-part version of “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” last year, said the compact play appeals to both a sophisticated audience and families. “‘Shipwrecked!’ is more of a thrill ride compared to the Nicholas Nickleby marathon,” Quaintance said. “Anyone who enjoys a good story will enjoy this play, whether they are 7 or 70.”

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Playmakers’ holiday play “shipwrecked!” opens tonight Contact the Arts Editor at 7:30 in the Paul Green theatre at artsdesk@unc.edu. and runs through Dec. 19.

Singing a pop song in four-part harmony costs a lot of money. Concerts and CD recording fees can run up to $15,000. But for some of UNC’s a cappella groups, money is just a part of making music. From the Sunset Serenade to the General Alumni Association’s Holiday Concert, these groups are a mainstay of student life. The Clef Hangers — in their iconic bow ties and vests — and the Loreleis have a sponsorship with the GAA, but also rely heavily on concert revenue for funding. Adam Brawley, president of the Clef Hangers, said the GAA provides the group with an expense account for making copies of music, posters and publishing materials. The GAA also provides the Clefs with practice space, a full-time staff adviser and CD processing aid. “We are extraordinarily grateful for their support,” Brawley said. Nina Gandhi, business manager of the Loreleis, said Kat Butler, the GAA’s coordinator of student programs, meets with the group to provide support. “Butler is a huge help with providing business strategies,” said Hannah Jones, president of the Loreleis. These business strategies include how to best profit from concerts. “Our most profitable ventures are our ticketed concerts on and off campus,” Brawley said. The Achordants, Tar Heel Voices and Psalm100 also rely on their

concert revenues to fund their travels and CD production. And while there are many other talented a cappella groups on campus, these organizations are among those with higher operating budgets. “We mostly fund ourselves through ticket and CD sales,” said Ben Phillis, president of the Achordants. In order to stay financially sound, Tar Heel Voices also charges a $25 student membership each year, said group president Josh Quinones. The Tar Heel Voices has sponsors who pay for the upkeep of its web site and a stipend of roughly $100 each month, Quinones said. “We have been fortunate enough where we haven’t been in a financial situation that has necessitated any further fundraising,” Quinones said. The Clef Hangers, Loreleis, Tar Heel Voices and the Achordants also make money from performances off campus, while Psalm100 focuses on on campus performances. “One of the core values of our group is serving others, and we want to reflect that in the gigs we perform,” said Katie Terry, general director of Psalm100. “We are committed to loving our campus.” All of the groups perform at charity events for free. And while the methods of funding and overall goals are different, each group has a similar philosophy. “We love what we do, but we also work very hard,” said Jason Perfetto, a member of the Clef Hangers. Contact the Arts Editor at artsdesk@unc.edu.

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All female, sing popular Oldest co-ed group on campus, hits sing a mix of pop, rock and country

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fortable at UNC. It would be three years before UNC hired another black faculty member. She said students’ reactions were generally positive when they found out they would be taught by a black professor. McClinton added that she tried to play down her status as the University’s first black professor. “I didn’t want a big fuss,” she said. McClinton advised students to be active in the fight for social equality and to be prepared to stand for the things they believe in. “Stand up for what you think is right,” she said. “Keep pushing for the larger issue.” Freshman Ashlyn Sanders, who heard about the talk in her African American literature class, said she was inspired by her professor to attend the discussion. “It was a wonderful event,” she said. “I loved her advice for standing up in what you believe in.” Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.

Six of the highest-scoring poets between the ages of 13 and 19 are chosen from the slam in May to join the Sacrificial Poets Youth Team. Smego, McInerney and three local poets lead the team to bigger competitions. This year’s team will compete in the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Festival in San Francisco during the summer. George “G” Yamazawa, a former

member of Sacrificial Poets’ youth team, performed at the Brave New Voices festival last summer and was invited to perform at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Yamazawa is now the youth outreach coordinator for the group. He said poetry gave him a new identity. “I was always looking for something,” Yamazawa said. “I found it in poetry.” Contact the Arts Editor at artsdesk@unc.edu.

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The inherent value of learning
hen I graduated from high school, there was one complaint I thought I would never have to hear from my classmates again: “When am I ever going to use this in real life?” I am sure everyone has heard it, and maybe they have said it themselves during some particularly obtuse lecture or another. Surely UNC is a place where we can all pick a major and then only study exactly what we are going to use in our future careers — nothing more, nothing less. If that were the case, the most popular major at UNC would probably be Paperwork and Cubicle Studies. Unfortunately, it is usually science and math classes (especially introductory physics) which receive a bad rap for being impractical wastes of time we will never need. Frankly, on a superficial level, I agree. I think it is safe to say not a single one of us will ever need to make sure a catapult is the correct height in order to hit a target a certain distance away, or we will ever have to calculate the centripetal acceleration of a fighter jet. If you ever do, congratulations on landing a job with MythBusters. But, those things are not what makes science interesting. Similarly, no one becomes a historian because they love to memorize dates. I could give all kinds of examples of how a little bit of physics knowledge is useful if you are fixing things around the house, but the real power of science and math education consists of the abstract reasoning skills you pick up along the way. Being able to visualize things which are not sitting in front of you and making predictions using pure deductive reasoning is an incredibly powerful tool. Given a set of numbers that describe the way things are now, you can predict the future by making use of a few laws of physics. Predicting the future is useful in all areas of life, whether you are wondering if you will have enough money to retire in 40 years or if it will rain tomorrow. Science is all about examining empirical evidence and making hypotheses based on that evidence. The scientific method is such a beautiful technique because it is incredibly far-reaching. Most of the time we do not even realize we are following the steps outlined by the scientific method. Another reason why we should aspire to obtain some level of scientific literacy is the same reason why we should learn anything — for learning’s sake. While many of you are wondering how Chemistry 101 lab will help you become a better journalist, many of my peers in the physics department are lamenting the supposed uselessness of the performing arts. But the pursuit of knowledge is not useless. I am not saying everyone should try to become enlightened and be comically eager to soak up every last ounce of knowledge. For example, I personally find the prospect of studying history absolutely abhorrent. But if we neglect the opportunity to learn, as intelligent as we might be, we have no advantage over our Paleolithic ancestors. Though we might not immediately realize it, all knowledge is power, even knowledge gained from the most tedious of physics lectures. As for when you will have to use it in real life? This is real life!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
soda tax not the solution to the obesity epidemic
TO THE EDITOR: I found columnist Sarah Dugan’s argument regarding soda taxes (Soda Tax: A Solution to a big problem, Nov. 18) to be one-sided. As a registered dietitian, I wish the treatment for obesity was as simple as taxing fatty foods and drinks. However, it is just not that easy. And contrary to Dugan’s assertion, there are a number of studies which support this. While it is certainly provocative to lump foods and beverages into “good” or “bad” categories, it does not change people’s behavior. I know from my own experience that if someone really wants a snack or a sweet, they will get it. Most nutrition experts will tell you that a healthy diet includes a variety of foods and beverages. We need to teach consumers how to enjoy foods and drinks sensibly. As most health care practitioners will agree, solutions to obesity will require an approach that includes education about exercise, calories, nutrients and portion control. We need to help Americans focus on their total diet and lifestyle. Food and drink taxes are not the panacea. Melissa Herrmann Dierks RD, LDN, CDE Huntersville Resident and “congressmen,” we are perpetuating a limited view of what people in those positions should look like. What little girl dreams of growing up to be a businessman? The words we use impact our archetypal definitions of those terms, and thus create limitations on what we believe we are capable of doing. If everyone agreed to refer to “freshmen” as “first-years,” the term would become just as “homegrown” and “naturalsounding” as you argue is the term “freshman.” What we see as “natural” is only so because we are used to it. If we continue to discuss our lives with masculine terms serving as the gender neutral, we will keep perpetuating the climate of inequality. No, changing the way we speak alone will not fix the global problem of discrimination and mistreatment of women based on sex, but yes, we can make a difference in our own community just by changing one wordfreshman. Lauren Refinetti Senior Political Science and International Studies

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Success, for a select few
mid the pride at continued success in producing Rhodes scholars, UNC must avoid neglecting capable students who lack prestigious scholarships. Over the past five, ten, and twenty-five years, UNC has produced more Rhodes scholars than any other U.S. public university. It’s a notable success — the image of Tar Heels headed off to Oxford to pursue the passions nurtured here among the world’s best academics is a great one. But you could probably venture a pretty good guess before freshman year which UNC students will be candidates. Since 1957, 29 of UNC’s 32 Rhodes scholars have been Morehead-Cain scholars. Considering the Morehead-

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Cain program uses similar selection criteria as the Rhodes, it is not entirely surprising. The Morehead-Cain program offers impressive advantages: travel opportunities, as well as advising here at UNC. However, it is tough to imagine that of the 3,800-odd students not awarded the scholarship each year, there are not at least a few late-bloomers. But for whatever reason — a lack of information, less guidance, or otherwise, they are not having the same success with the Rhodes scholarship. UNC’s Office of Distinguished Scholarships does try to reach across the student body, targeting students by grade point average and advising those who do contact them. And they managed to get a number of non-Morehead scholars to the interview stage in each of the past few years. But there’s a real risk the success of students from such a small segment of the UNC student body — preselected before starting as freshmen — may disguise a need to reach out to the student body at an early stage about postgraduation scholarship opportunities. Morehead-Cain scholars are not the only ones across campus excelling academically and leading students. It’s hard to replicate the access to resources and cultivation that the Morehead-Cain Foundation provides its scholars. But that is all the more reason for the University to remain cognizant of the need to reach out and spread awareness of this prestigious opportunity.

Quote File propagates a ‘rape culture’ here at UNc
TO THE EDITOR: The selection of quotes you chose to publish for your “Quote File” on Monday is deplorable in light of some of the articles and editorials you’ve recently published. Just last week there was an article (“Hockey team’s cube sparks discussion about ‘rape culture,’” Nov. 23) about how the Feminist Students United responded to a Club Hockey ad featuring a busty woman and the tagline “come watch us score.” That article headlined how the ad had sparked discussions of “rape culture” on campus and incited a reaction against the continued objectification of women. The reaction was so strong that the hockey team eventually painted over its own ad and sent a letter apologizing in this newspaper. However, by taking quotes from your “average UNC student” equating a girlfriend’s value with her willingness to perform frequent oral sex, it seems the DTH is guilty of the very same thing which prompted the hockey team’s penitent letter. I understand college newspapers take a generous view toward exercising their First Amendment rights, but are quotes like “I’d rather you touch my penis than my iPod” really the most insightful or funny quips you can publish? The real problem, though, is not that these are the best quotes the DTH staff can dredge up, or that you cheapen your reputation as a newspaper, but that you continue to normalize and propagate the “rape culture” and objectification of women that was rightly condemned last week. By making these attitudes seem like the norm among the student body, you only regress the discussion. Andrew Tamayo Graduate Student School of Law
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graduated with a philosophy and psychology major two years prior. During exam time, I was much more devoted to the construction of the moat in my fraternity than to the tests which would ultimately result in the underwhelming grade point average with which I left UNC. Now I find myself amidst 33,000 villagers who are convinced, after hearing me speak a paragraph in their language, I am going to completely change their lives. I guess it is a fair assumption, though; they have already changed mine. I joined the Peace Corps in August 2010 in Uganda, just four weeks after receiving a formal invitation to be a water and sanitation engineer in SubSaharan Africa. Over the past three months, I have devoted myself to a crash course in life skills and one of the most intense language courses offered anywhere in the world. After swearing in at the Ambassador’s house, I headed out to eastern Uganda where I work with Health Center II inside of a Catholic diocese. Overall, there is nothing exceptional about my abilities or talents. I came with a new perspective. No different than if a Ugandan came to America, I am bringing a new perspective from what is, in essence, a completely different world. I have seen now the amazing spark which a new perspective can give a village. While graduating college, I had trouble with how few redeemable qualities I seemed to

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Jaywalking fine needed for oblivious pedestrians
TO THE EDITOR: Despite being a frequent jaywalker myself, I must support the UNC Department of Public Safety’s new push to combat hazardous jaywalking. Driving through this campus takes much longer than it needs to because of the burden placed on drivers by oblivious pedestrians. DPS even said they plan to focus the fines on those offenders whose actions obstruct traffic. I illegally cross the road many times a day, but I ensure that no cars are coming; so, I have no worries about these new fines. When pedestrians mindlessly cross busy roads, they deserve a fine for the inconvenience they cause drivers as well as a deterrent from endangering themselves through this behavior. Moreover, I hope DPS takes this offense more seriously than the smoking ban and issues citations for violations. Perhaps DPS could go after bikers next. Matt Miller Junior Economics, Chinese

unc graduate working for the Peace corps in uganda.
e-Mail: m.h.Boddie@Gmail.com

have gained in my time. At graduation, I was receiving degrees in fields where no direct future followed, besides maybe more schooling and further delay from what some might call “the real world.” Lack of direction made me think my life, while plentiful in opportunities, was lacking in real prospects for success. Coming to Uganda completely changed my perspective; even in the relatively small amount of time I have been here (this is month four of 27). In college, I figured out how to think logically, communicate effectively and mobilize people in my community. I also learned how important a strong network of connections can be — in pretty much every aspect of life. In college, how you get to the stadium, from where you get your notes and which party you know about depend on it. In Uganda — and I imagine all over the world outside of the university setting — the relevance of these social skills is amplified. I also changed fundamentally in what I consider success

to be, and as a result, what I could consider myself happily doing changed. I used to tell my friends I would be content as a bartender for the rest of my life, if the first thing people asked while talking to me wasn’t “So, what are you doing next? What’s your next step?” I did not know how to answer the question. I realize now just how lucky I was to have a job to which I loved going, and which also happened to be making me plenty of money to live comfortably. Seeing people here in Uganda with neither of these two luxuries really knocked me on my ass. The moral of this convoluted story is to say if you feel like you are lacking perspective, then go and grab it. If you feel like you have not learned anything, go to a place where you realize you are wrong. Also, do not let college get in the way of your college experience. Building Chi Psi’s moat made me a much more vital volunteer in Uganda than reading and discussing the myth of Sisyphus. For me, my “next step” after college was a step back, in order to see what was really in front of me. In the process, I am changing lives in a Third World country and gaining a new perspective on life. I realize now I can be American without being in America, and as long as I define success and do not worry about how everybody else perceives it, I am confident that I will be living happily.

Words create meaning: replace ‘freshman’ label
TO THE EDITOR: In response to Saffa Khan’s column (“Why I’m not a ‘firstyear’ student,” Nov. 30): You argued the call for the use of the term “first-year” instead of “freshman” is “irrational,” but you are thinking too narrowly. The impact of masculine terms as gender neutral comes not from the sheer offensiveness of one word but in the combined effect. As our culture continues to discuss the workings of “businessmen,” “councilmen,”

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