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byrns bIds goodbye
economics professor ralph Byrns, who will leave the university after this semester, gave his much-anticipated “last lecture” to a packed auditorium in gerrard hall.
After two years of writing, revision and rehearsal, senior Catya McMullen is ready to debut her play, “The Collective,” tonight.
Board to raise bar for Greeks
GPa requirement might be higher
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Check out highlights from men’s basketball games throughout the season in honor of friday’s matchup with Marquette in the Sweet 16.
Senior Matthew hager and freshman Brandon rafalson rehearse a scene in lAB! theatre’s “the Collective” earlier this week. by Jess broadbent
wo years ago, Catya McMullen drafted a oneact play. After revisions, readings, additions and edits, that play is finally ready for the stage. McMullen’s play “The Collective” is the first student-written work to be produced in the Center for Dramatic Arts in two years. The LAB! Theatre production premieres tonight. A dramatic art major and creative writing minor, McMullen — a senior from New York City — has written two other plays, but called them both terrible. “The Collective,” she said, is her baby. After going to see PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2009 performance of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” McMullen was inspired. She began thinking about personal memory and the idea for “The Collective” developed. “I don’t totally know where it came from,” McMullen said with a laugh. With help from UNC staff and the English and comparative literature department, McMullen said that her play has grown up on the
see “tHe CoLLeCtIVe” Time: 8 p.m. Thursday - Sunday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. Monday Location: Kenan Theatre, CDA Tickets: Admission is free.
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UNC campus. “It evolved organically,” she said. McMullen said that she drew all of her characters from people she knew and from herself. But after a while, the characters began to develop into their own distinct selves. “They are now their own people,” she said. The play grew in length — from one act to two — and the number of characters increased. “It’s a play about memory and connections and human experience,” said Ramey Mize, who plays the character Frankie. Frankie is a fast-talking, quirky 19-year-old at the center of the plot. Her conversations with her therapist explore each of the characters’ memories. “It is focused on the concept that, by listening to you, I learn about me,” McMullen said. Director Jess Adams said that, though “The Collective” is the larg-
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Catya McMullen, a senior, wrote “the Collective,” a student production several years in the making.
In a move that signaled an unwillingness to accept soft treatment of the Greek system in academics, the Board of Trustees’ university affairs committee drafted a resolution Wednesday to require fraternities and sororities to achieve at least the campus average GPA — or lose the ability to recruit new members in the fall, beginning in 2012. The campus average last semester was 3.01, though the minimum will change with each semester. Last fall, fraternities averaged a 3.019 GPA, while sororities achieved a 3.26 average. Alston Gardner, chairman of the committee and board member, said he is confident the resolution will pass today at the full board meeting. Gardner said the current 2.5 GPA standard is based on the campus average from decades ago and has not adapted to grade inflation. The resolution sharpened the plan presented by Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs, which recommended 2.9 as a new standard for houses to keep fall recruitment. Crisp said the increase was “reasonable.” “When you give them something to reach for, they’ll reach it,” he said. Barbara Hyde, a member of the committee, said the decision was made with consensus. “(There is) real clarity around the need to set some higher standards for performance and behavior that we are confident the fraternities and sororities want to come up to,” she said. Crisp said he hopes the expansion of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and its focus on academic resources for the Greek community will aid the transition. Brent Macon, president of the Interfraternity Council, said the fraternity average GPA fluctuates between 3.0 and 3.1, and has been improving. “The trend has been toward us
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LenoVos not aLone
Starting next year, students will be able to purchase MacBook Pros through the Carolina Computing initiative program in addition to lenovo products.
Former secret service agent medlin presents his oversees uNc-system safety arts plan to board
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sBP calls plan his ‘legacy’ at uNc
every moment counts
The “Every Moment Counts” project is a student government initiative to honor former Student Body President Eve Carson. Each day this month, the Daily Tar Heel is printing a suggestion that embodies her spirit.
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On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, as the first planes struck the World Trade Center, President George W. Bush read “My Pet Goat” to elementary students. Outside that Florida classroom, wearing an all black suit and an earpiece, Brent Herron stood guard as a member of Bush’s personal protection — the United States Secret Service. For Herron, now the vice president of campus safety and emergency operations for UNCsystem schools, that morning would become one of many unforgettable moments in a lifelong career of security and law enforcement. Now, nearly a decade later, after personally protecting all of the living presidents, from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama, Herron works to ensure those kinds of moments don’t happen on North Carolina’s college campuses. “It’s sort of like the equivalent of protecting the president. You can do everything you want to do, every day, 365 days a year, but there’s always a chance something can happen.” Hired by the UNC system in response to the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, Herron is responsible for preparing campuses for any threats that come their way. “I’ve been there and done it, and just about everything I have learned in over 30 some years of being in this profession I use on a regular basis in this job,”
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Brent herron, vice president of campus safety and emergency operations for the unC system, has protected every living president.
he said. Herron works with campus police departments to prepare and prevent everything from swine flu outbreaks to school shootings. He also oversees the budget for campus safety for system schools. “He really serves as an advocate for the public safety department on UNC-system campuses,” said Jeff McCracken, the director of public safety for UNC-CH. “The individual campuses still maintain their autonomy, but he’s the catalyst that brings all those systems together.” Herron’s journey from protecting heads of state to protecting state college students began in Durham, his birthplace. He worked for the city’s police department in the 70’s after graduating from East Carolina University and climbed the ranks in both the police and fire departments. Along the way, he advanced using hard work and an all-business attitude, said Glenn Millan, Herron’s former colleague. “I’ve been with him the whole
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Student Body President Hogan Medlin didn’t have much time to present the findings of his Arts Innovation Steering Committee to the members of the Board of Trustees’ university affairs committee Wednesday afternoon. But he impressed the group with his proposals, even as he glossed over the extent of the participation of his committee’s members in crafting the action plan. The plan, which Medlin called his legacy, will be presented to the full Board of Trustees in today’s general meeting. “This is quite a legacy,” said trustee Roger Perry. “I’m impressed by the work of this committee.” The committee, whose work Medlin has billed as his lasting commitment to the development of the arts at the University, assembled an all-star list of campus and community artistic figures in four meetings this academic year. “We wanted to move the arts in a visionary direction similar to the Academic Plan,” Medlin said, comparing his arts plan to the University’s pending academic road map, also set to be approved in Thursday’s general meeting. “There’s nothing more powerful than art,” Medlin said. Medlin touted the “amazing” membership list of his committee, though many of them have been regularly absent from meetings. The committee’s members included Emil Kang, UNC’s executive director for the arts; Patti Thorp, wife of Chancellor Holden Thorp;
McKay Coble, chair of the faculty and the department of dramatic art and James Moeser, UNC’s most recent former chancellor. Initial membership lists also included several trustees. But trustees never attended a meeting, and Kang, Moeser, Coble and other big names rarely attended. “Trying to get important people to meet all at once was hard, I admit,” Medlin said in an interview. “People sent proxies.” The resulting plan is largely written in Medlin’s voice. Many of the ideas and plans within were presented in the committee’s first meeting last October, with limited additional insight from committee members. “There’s definitely a lot of me in there, but it was my vision initially,” Medlin said. The plan calls for a permanent arts council to manage and oversee a student arts endowment that would fund innovative projects, and urges the University to reconsider the ways in which student artwork is displayed in campus buildings. It also devotes a page to the promotion of dance as an academic concentration, an initiative currently under consideration by a task force in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Art challenges us to think in new ways,” Medlin said. “I want our students to be wellrounded enough to see more than a solution to a problem.” Contact the Arts Editor at email@example.com.
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policeman in India is recovering in the hospital after shooting himself multiple times in a misguided attempt to win a bravery award Sunday. Officer Mahesh Rajguru claimed six unidentified men opened fire on him from a car and sped away while he was on personal protection duty at the house of a former politician. But when police investigated the supposed crime scene, they noticed all the empty cartridges belonged to Rajguru’s gun, leading him to confess he had fabricated the incident. Rajguru, in stable condition, shot himself once in the stomach and twice in the arm. Police also found narcotics in Rajguru’s home.
NOTED. The sculpture of a Mayan warrior that sold for $4.1 million at an auction this week is a fake, Mexican anthropologists said. The masked, stone figure was labeled an impressive relic of Pre-Columbian art dating from 550 to 950 A.D. But experts said the piece was simply carved to resemble ancient art. Another 66 pieces sold at the auction were also fakes, they said. QUOTED. “If a movie theater is going to be serving people with 1,000-calorie tubs of popcorn, the least they could do is tell people about it.” — Nutrition policy director Margo Wootan on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal to have movie theaters disclose the calories in their concession snacks. A national group of theater owners is trying to keep theaters exempt from nutritional labeling.
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Novel reading: religious studies professor emeritus david halperin will read from his novel “Journal of a ufO investigator.” Time: 3:30 p.m. location: bull’s head bookshop Teaching abroad panel: hear from panelists who have taught english abroad and learn what certification and training you would need to do the same.. Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. location: hanes hall, room 239b cooking speaker: a cookbook author and former new york times food columnist will discuss regional cooking throughout america, followed by a book signing. Time: 5:30 p.m. location: hyde hall, university room charity picnic: attend a picnic featuring food, music and a raffle to benefit a nonprofit that supports dying children and their families. Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. location: chi Omega sorority, 313 e. franklin st. Art lecture: Professor rachael delue of Princeton univers ity will discuss how meteorology shaped the art of arthur dove. Time: 5:30 p.m. location: hanes art center auditorium gun control lecture: former u.s. treasurer and conservative commentator bay buchanan will discuss the second amendment. Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. location: manning hall, room 209 Queer movie night: watch a documentary about bayard rustin, the civil rights activist and counselor of martin luther King Jr. who also faced discrimination because of his homosexuality. Time: 7 p.m. location: internationalist books, 405 w. franklin st. banjo and chorus concert: banjo player and storyteller sheila Kay adams will perform with the st. matthew’s women’s singing circle. Time: 7:30 p.m. location: st. matthew’s episcopal church, 210 st. mary’s road, hillsborough
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music lecture: a duke music professor will discuss post-apartheid cultural brokerage on world music. Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. location: Person hall AIdS dance festival: watch a variety of dance acts perform to benefit the fight against hiv and aids at the sixth annual triangle dance festival for aids. Time: 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. location: memorial hall Steve martin play: view a performance of “Picasso at the lapin agile,” a play written by steve martin about a fictional meeting between albert einstein and Pablo Picasso. Time: 8 p.m. location: the artscenter, 300 e. main st., carrboro
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aitlin Williams (left) and Emma Ferriola-Bruckenstein (right) race wind-up goldfish in the Pit for prizes on Wednesday. The race is one of several promotions ongoing in the Pit for the new LAB Theatre! production, “The Collective,” which opens today and runs until Monday.
the lawn of a memorial garden between 4 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel of the Cross at 304 E. Franklin St., according to Chapel Hill police reports.
n Someone stole items from three cars between 4:10 p.m. Monday and 6:40 a.m. Tuesday at 100 Corbin Hill Circle, according to Chapel Hill police reports. A person entered an unlocked 1991 gold Toyota Corolla and stole a digital camera valued at $150 and a car radio valued at $300, reports state. A person entered a red 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and a gray 2006 Mazda 6 and stole a cell phone valued at $400, a GPS system valued at $215 and $10 in cash. n Someone stole $30,000 from a Vilcom LLC company account at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at 88 Vilcom Circle, according to Chapel Hill n Someone threw trash around
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n A wallet was thrown from a vehicle and later turned in at 4:31 p.m. Tuesday at 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Items were stolen from a locker and later found in another locker at 5:09 p.m. Monday at 257 S. Elliott Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The items included a duffle bag, clothes, a cellphone and a driver’s license, reports state. n Someone entered a residence through an unlocked window between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday at 408 Mitchell Lane, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The incident was reported at 5:12 p.m. Monday, reports state. The person stole a flat screen television and a jar of change, reports state.
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Due to a reporting error, Wednesday’s city brief “Carrboro residents speak out on proposed library site” misquoted Carrboro Town Manager Steve Stewart as saying the town doesn’t have money set aside for a detailed traffic impact analysis for a proposed freestanding Carrboro branch library. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
thursday, march 24, 2011
ccI to o≠er mac computers
agreement culminates long e≠ort
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registration deadline for relay for life is this Friday
Friday is the last day that people will be able to register for UNC Relay For Life, an annual fundraising effort to celebrate the memories of both victims and survivors of cancer. The event is a 24-hour walk/ run on April 8-9, and this week has served as its final fundraising and registration push. People wishing to participate can register online at www.uncrelay.org and can e-mail uncrelay@ gmail.com with any questions.
Medical school professor roth wins pharmacy award
UNC’s Bryan L. Roth, the Michael J. Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine, has received the PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/ Toxicology. Much of Roth’s research focuses on trying to understand how central nervous system drugs affect the brain’s neurons. The goal is to investigate existing treatments in order to find new treatments and mitigate side effects, particularly for such problems as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. In one notable project, Roth and his team at UNC, along with scientists at the University of California at San Francisco, developed and validated a computer model that can predict likely side effects before a drug is put into clinical testing.
The Mac loyalists have spoken. In response to student requests, Carolina Computing Initiative will begin offering MacBook Pro computers for sale in addition to Lenovo products beginning April 1. “It’s really been the student desire and some departments who wanted to be able to get full support from Mac,” said Priscilla Alden, executive for Information Technology Services user support and engagement. CCI officials said the move was a long time coming after years of pressure from students. The issue has even had a place on student body president platforms, including current student body president Hogan Medlin’s, “I was reading a student council report from 2004 that even mentioned it as something to look into,” said Max Beckman-Harned, student government technology and web committee co-chairman.
Students who purchase Macs through CCI will have hardware repair available, including Apple’s four-year AppleCare, which provides a warranty and software support. “When you buy a computer through CCI, you’re not just buying the hardware,” said John Gorsuch, interim director of Student Stores. “You’re buying a program that fully supports all of your computing needs until graduation.” The University only began offering hardware support for Macs last year, Alden said. This fall, that support will also include offering loaner Mac laptops. CCI program manager David Eckert said he does not think there will be a major change in the amount of Macs or Lenovos purchased because people choose computer systems by the operating system. The prices of Macs will not be cheaper through CCI, Alden said. The cheapest Mac, featuring a 13-inch screen, will cost $1,613
including AppleCare — $304.48 more than the cheapest Lenovo. The two other Macs will feature 15-inch screens and cost $2,519 and $2,874 with the total package, respectively. Apple computers have been available in Student Stores for more than 10 years, and ITS began offering hardware repair for Apple laptops last spring. “It’s more of like a scaling up on this than launching anything new,” Eckert said. Alden said one of the most difficult hurdles in gaining Apple’s approval to become part of CCI was allowing four years of AppleCare. She said AppleCare requires the University to supply the parts needed for the oldest models. “The longer they have to provide warranties, the longer they have to provide parts,” she said. To prepare CCI for Mac products, Apple provided a free training to three staff members. While dealing with Apple’s products isn’t very different than Lenovo’s, Alden said training was needed to get Apple certification. “It’s really proving to the vendor
students type notes on their thinkpad and Mac laptops. beginning next year, the University will sell Macbook Pros as part of the CCi program.
you know what you’re doing,” she said. Eckert said he could not provide an estimate for additional costs to the University because Apple is so new to CCI. “Anytime you’re working with a vendor there’s overhead costs,” he said. Alden said the relationship with Lenovo will not change in light of new Mac support. “The real reason we’re going this way is because our customers asked us to,” Eckert said. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
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Professor’s vision for airports goes worldwide
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school board meetings to begin live video streaming
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education will begin streaming videos of its meetings online April 7. The March 17 meeting was recorded for the first time and is available for viewing at http:// tinyurl.com/6dr77q6. Stephanie Knott, assistant to the superintendent, will no longer produce “The Boardroom,” an extensive summary of the meetings. Instead of the summary, the agendas on the district website will have links to the video stream. Each agenda item will be linked to a separate video. This streaming and integrated public records are provided by the software Granicus, the same software used by the Chapel Hill Town Council to stream meetings.
A UNC professor is molding the future of major cities. In his new book, “Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next,” professor John Kasarda purports that cities should be built around airports, which he calls the “physical Internet.” “The Internet cannot move a box — or a person,” said Kasarda, director of UNC’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Kasarda said his theory represents the physical manifestation of a 21st century, globalized world that requires better transportation of people and products — and has influenced many airports already. “It’s an airport-integrated economic region where businesses and travel-intensive workers locate to be in quick contact with their customers, partners, suppliers and markets around the country and world,” Kasarda said. And the world has responded. His idea has already taken hold in major cities like Dubai, Beijing and Frankfurt — and it nearly earned him a place on the cover of Time magazine, he said. The earthquake in Japan took precedence on the cover, but the New York Times, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal have given his book attention as well. Kasarda said he believes face-to-face interactions for major business transactions remain highly important despite a rise in electronic communication, giving the most connected places a competitive advantage. His theory, he said, applies to students, as well. “Aviation affects students’ lives whether they get on a plane often or not, whether it is the blueberries on their cereal or the laptop they’re using. UNC is having an impact all over the world,” Kasarda said. Europe and Asia have already embraced the importance of airport-based cities, recognizing them
as primary infrastructure for the 21st century. But not the United States, Kasarda said. “Unfortunately, the United States tends to view airports as nuisances,“ Kasarda said. Steve Appold, a research assistant professor at the institute, said he agrees that the aerotropolis is an overseas phenomenon with a future in the U.S. “This is an idea whose time is coming,” he said. As proof, Kasarda attributed the success of the Triangle area to its proximity to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which has increased the region’s accessibility. But Kasarda was not alone in the idea’s development. The book was written in collaboration with Greg Lindsay, a journalist Kasarda began working with in 2006 on an article for Fast Company about the early theory for the aerotropolis. Lindsay provided the on-the-ground perspective for the book by visiting airports around the world. He continues to visit airports for the project to this day. Cindy Reifsnider, director of research services and knowledge management for the institute, organized several professors, undergraduates and graduate students to aid in the research process. “The use of students gave flexibility and resources directly from UNC, and it gave students on-the-job opportunities — some even prepared research directly in the book,” she said. The team tackled reports on various subjects ranging from the fastest growing urban areas and their relationships to airports, job trends and even the push for sustainability. Kasarda said 70 airports around the world are now using the aerotropolis model, showing just how much of a global impact the project has created. “We are imparting development around the world,” he said. “We are shaping urban development.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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cHccs seeks nominations for year’s teacher awards
Teacher of the Year nominations for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools teachers are now being accepted. Teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade can be nominated for the 2011-12 award. The nomination form is available at the district’s human resources By Megan Mccluskey staff writer office or the school’s office and must When Student Body President-elect Mary be turned into the principal’s office Cooper was choosing her executive branch by April 7. officers, she wanted to make sure their first priority would be helping the student body. Prom hosted for students All of it. with special needs saturday On Wednesday, Cooper announced that Zealan Hoover, Zach Dexter, Adam Jutha, Miss UNC Monica Doyle hosted a Olivia Hammill and Lily Roberts would prom for students with special needs draw on their diverse array of experiences and disabilities Saturday funded by to do just that. the grant provided by UNC upon Hoover will serve as vice president, Roberts winning her title. as senior adviser, Dexter as treasurer, Hammill The theme was “A Night to Shine.” as chief of staff and Jutha as secretary. UNC mascot Rameses, a men’s a cap“I’m expecting a whole lot of work and a pella group and many UNC students great outcome,” Hoover said. “We have high attended the free event. expectations for next year.” The event was held at In Hoover, Cooper said she found the ideal Extraordinary Ventures, a confer- choice, who combined pragmatism, organience center dedicated to providing zation and a detail-oriented style. jobs for people with disabilities. “Zealan complements me and challenges me in a very constructive way,” she said. “That’s estes Hills students to learn just sort of how the team came together.” Cooper said she envisions an expanded about college and careers role for the senior adviser during her adminThird graders at Estes Hills istration. In her mind, Cooper said the advisElementary School will investigate er ranks just behind the vice president. potential careers at a college and Roberts could not be reached for comcareer fair today. ment Wednesday. The students have prepared for Like Student Body President Hogan the fair by researching future careers Medlin, Cooper looked to a rising junior to and studying how academics fit into fill the secretary role. jobs. Jutha said he looks forward to facilitating School board member Annetta student interaction. Streater will be the keynote speak“It’s a great opportunity for student input er. Other community leaders from and student interaction, and when I say that, a wide variety of careers will also I’m saying that it’s an opportunity for stuspeak. dents from different campus organizations The fair will run from 8:15 a.m. to network with each other,” he said. “I proto 11 a.m. vide students with these opportunities.” All of the appointments were made after an -From staff and wire reports extensive application process in which indi-
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vidual committees were assigned to interview candidates for each role. Evan Ross, a Student Congress representative and member of the vice president selection committee, said he could not reveal the committee’s Zealan Hoover recommendation. Other will be the next committee members student body included Medlin, Speaker vice president. of Student Congress Alex Mills and Student Body Vice President Holly Boardman, Ross said. Cooper said the recommendations played a crucial role in her selections. Boardman said the strength of Cooper’s executive will be its broad range of perspecLily Roberts tives. will be Mary “Mary has so many Cooper’s senior goals and aspirations that adviser. she needs a good team to push those goals forward.” In Hoover and Jutha, Cooper said she saw age as one of those outlooks. “Zealan and Adam are incredibly wellqualified, and the fact that they don’t have an extra year under their belts was not a factor,” she said. “Their age provides a different perspective. “They will get their jobs done, but they are also welcome to work on other projects, think of new ideas and explore their passions.” Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
us split on whether reform is beneﬁcial
By eMily Booker
One year after President Barack Obama signed health care reform into law, citizens and legislators are assessing the effects of the monumental legislation. Signed into law March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act made sweeping changes, focusing on the reform of private health insurers, expansion of coverage and improving prescription drug accessibility. But the law is still facing opposition. Thirty-eight states are currently challenging aspects of the law, and countless lawsuits against it are filtering through the court system. A Republican-led N.C. General Assembly passed a bill earlier this month that rejected parts of the federal health care reform. Gov. Bev Perdue, a Democrat, vetoed the bill on March 5. Many state legislatures have bucked against health care reform, Republicans in U.S. Congress have promised to repeal it and national public polling trends show the number of those against the reform is on the rise. Recent Gallup poll results show that 46 percent of those surveyed believe the reform is a “good thing” — down from the March 2010 approval rating of 49 percent. Those who find the law detrimental have increased from last year’s 40 percent to 44 percent. In a press conference Wednesday at Piedmont Health Services, a community health center in Carrboro, Rep. David Price, D-N.C., extolled the benefits of the
Affordable Care Act, but reminded everyone of the work that still needs to be done. “We need to be prepared to confront those who are trying to appeal this law — like House Republicans in their first legislative venture — or try to repeal it piece by piece through funding, like they are trying now,” Price said. “So let’s celebrate our achievement, but let’s get back to work.” Dr. Garth Graham, U.S. deputy assistant secretary for minority health, told the 25 people who attended the event why he supports the reform. “Folks in Congress fight a very hard fight to make very hard decisions to get people the care they need,” Graham said. “It is a great day in terms of what we have achieved, but there is still much to look forward to.” GOP leaders in the U.S. House are still working up a replacement for “Obamacare,” McClatchy-Tribune News Services reported. “We don’t accept the status quo,” Rep. Tom Price of Georgia said on Wednesday. “There are a lot of things that need to be improved upon.” Featured in the press conference in Carrboro was also a live-streamed speech by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. “We’re trying to get Americans the care they deserve. That’s the underlying feature of the Affordable Care Act,” Sebelius said. “We’re looking out for the 41 million uninsured.” Graham said health care reform is polarizing, and this is not lost on those leading the fight on both sides. “These are conversations not for the faint of heart,” he said. “They are those for the leaders of this country.” Contact the State & National Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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town o∞cials discuss development, waste
by Florence bryan
The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet with the Orange County Board of Commissioners tonight to give feedback on economic development and solid waste issues. The joint meeting is the first time the town and county will discuss these issues one-on-one. “We really haven’ t worked together because our jurisdictions are different,” said Commissioner
Chairwoman Bernadette Pelissier. To help foster economic development, the Board of Commissioners is implementing a unified development ordinance, which will allow developers to meet with the board to propose new uses for county land outside the towns. While these zoning laws only apply to county lands outside Chapel Hill, the new developments will affect the economic growth of the entire county.
“Now there’s an opportunity for the towns and county to collaborate,” Pelissier said. County commissioners are looking for town suggestions to finetune the ordinance’s details as part of its second phase, Commissioner Earl McKee said. C h a p e l Hi l l May o r Ma r k Kleinschmidt said the council recognizes that economic development for the county also benefits Chapel Hill.
“What’s good for Orange County is good for Chapel Hill,” he said. But he voiced a concern about maintaining the rural buffer, which prevents urban sprawl. Kleinschmidt also said the time frame for closing the county landfill on Eubanks Road and finding a long-term solution for solid waste is another important issue for collaboration between the town and county. “Over the years, all three towns
and the county have had a role in creating the issues around the landfill for the neighborhood,” he said. The county is looking at revising the Interlocal Agreement for Solid Waste — an agreement among the county and its towns that is contingent on the landfill’s existence. Council members and commissioners will suggest ways on how to revise the agreement. Commissioner Alice Gordon
said meetings with individual town governments provide input that can sometimes be missed in meetings attended by both the commissioners and representatives from each town in Orange County. “It’s a really good way to just focus on Chapel Hill’s perspective,” she said. Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
ralph Byrns says goodbye
by Jeanna Smialek
Ralph Byrns has a Ph.D. in economics and has worked at nine universities — but many things in life still baffle him. And while Byrns admitted Wednesday that he doesn’t understand why his wife wants diamonds and flowers — or “dead vegetation” — during the third annual Carolina Chiron Award Last Lecture, he did have wisdom to offer the crowd. Byrns, who has been at the University since 2001 but is leaving for Arizona next year, spoke on the lessons he has drawn from his life experiences and his time at UNC. “It’s kind of a goulash, and it’s not terribly well organized,” he said of his speech, titled “Mysteries and Puzzles, Form and Substance.” The talk hit on topics ranging from superficiality to cheating, but it stayed true to Byrns’ professed vision of life — it’s messy. “What we really have in this life when we’re trying to decide what to do is a mixture of things,” he said. But he said some parts of that mixture outweigh the others. Byrns said that while form —how a person looks and behaves on the surface — is important, what’s inside a person is essential. “Value is about substance, not about material. It is something that comes from inside human hearts,” Byrns said. Byrns also said students at the University should always remember how lucky they are. He pointed out that UNC students can achieve anything professionally or monetarily — but he said those aren’t true measures
north Carolina’s starting pitcher wednesday, right-hander Chris Munnelly, hurls a pitch from the bump while Colin Moran awaits the play. Munnelly picked up the win in three innings, giving up one hit and one walk.
Baseball stretches win streak to 6
by mark ThompSon
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ralph Byrns, winner of the Carolina Chiron award for excellence in teaching, participates in the “last lecture” series on tuesday evening.
of success. “You win by changing this world to make it a better place,” he said. The Chiron Award is based on a “Last Lecture” teaching award created by the University of Michigan Hillel and later made famous by Randy Pausch’s last lecture speech and best-selling book. UNC Hillel brought the award to UNC in 2008. An award committee of 14 students, led by seniors Ben Anders and Shruti Shah, selected Byrns to deliver this year’s lecture. “He’s energetic. He’s enthusiastic. We always look for that passion in the person we’re choosing,” Anders said. Sheila Katz, assistant director of N.C. Hillel, said Byrns fits the award’s ideals because he cares about students and the University. “I think he embodies the spirit of this award because he speaks from the heart,” she said. Byrns is known at UNC for sponsoring the Carolina Economics Club and his annual lecture on the economics of love. But senior David Bellard said it is his passion for teaching that sets him apart. “He always cares about his students,” Bellard said. And Byrns said students can still take advantage of his wisdom. “Please come by and see me at my office, and I will tell you what to do with the rest of your lives.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When High Point pitcher Corey Swickle last played North Carolina, he didn’t last an inning in relief after surrendering a walk-off grand slam. In UNC’s 4-0 win Wednesday night, Swickle was one out from two full innings with Jesse Wierzbicki on first. This baSeball time the Tar high Point 0 Heels (20-3) unC 4 beat Swickle with their feet. Wierzbicki stole second base before Brian Holberton knocked a pitch down the third base line for an RBI single. After one more out, High Point pulled Swickle. “It was a big hit by Brian Holberton, getting his first start (in the infield),” Wierzbicki said. “I can’t say enough about the kid … He put a good swing on the bat and fortunately I was in scoring position.” Holberton filled in for junior Levi Michael, who is recovering from a sprained left ankle suffered Tuesday night.
“(Holberton’s) been waiting his opportunity and he got it,” UNC coach Mike Fox said. “I said before the game, I told the players, ‘I bet he’s going to have some kind of impact on the game,’ and sure enough he drives in the first run and turns a double play.” The Panthers threw six different pitchers at UNC, and as a unit they held No. 12 North Carolina’s bats to only seven hits. But the Tar Heels’ pitching and defense really only needed Wierzbicki’s run. The shutout win was the first in 10 games for UNC. “Tommy Coyle said after the game, ‘I know it was only 4-0, but I felt like we were up like 10-0,’” junior catcher Jacob Stallings said. “We just had complete confidence in our bullpen that we were going to win that game.” Starting pitcher Chris Munnelly got things started for UNC and pitched three scoreless innings while giving up just one hit. UNC allowed just four hits, with High Point’s batters either flying out or grounding out the entire game.
DTH ONLINE: unC pitcher Chris Munnelly is working for the weekend. The Tar Heels’ three other runs came off a two-run homer over the right field wall by Colin Moran and a seventh inning sacrifice fly by Ben Bunting. Of course, scoring runners isn’t new to Moran. The freshman leads UNC this season with 30 RBIs. “He’s been unbelie vable,” Wierzbicki said. “It’s tough to do for anybody, but especially as a freshman to come in here and do what he’s been doing is just unbelievable. I can’t say enough about the kid.” The Tar Heels average slightly more than eight runs a game, but Fox said the 4-0 final was the kind of game he likes. “We had one walk and we played good defense, so one of those clean games that we like,” Fox said. “You come in as a coach after and say, ‘Now that’s how the game is supposed to be played right there.’ You know, crisp.” Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
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thursday, march 24, 2011
by linnie greene
The Nightlight has never been afraid to get weird. A glimpse at the beloved local venue’s website proves just as much — scattered between touring acts and local pop and rock favorites, you’ll find dance installations, home-brewed beer festivals and area noise showcases. But on the eve of its eighth year of business, the club’s next move is uncertain. As its anniversary show — featuring Spider Bags and D. Charles Speer, among others —looms large, the space and the fans who frequent it look ahead to an uncertain future. Alexis Mastromichalis, the Nightlight’s owner, has been around to see plenty of changes since she took over in 2004. “Every year something changes,” she said. “The biggest change is probably obviously transitioning from Skylight Exchange and getting our liquor license.” Initially, the club shared its space with the Skylight Exchange, which served sandwiches and sold books and records. For some that remember the space as it once was, the transition was a welcome one. “I always would play a show there and then I’d get a cold or something afterwards,” said Dan McGee, Spider Bags’ guitarist and vocalist. “It’s nice that they cleared all that out. It’s a cool place.” The atmosphere might have shifted, but one thing has been a constant in the venue’s past — its support of fringe arts, be they visual, sonic or somewhere in between. “I like that there’s a venue where you can just go and see noise music. The Nightlight’s always been the noise venue in town,” McGee said. “I think for me it’s always been trying to always stay with the mission of experimental and contemporary work — not just noise, not just performance art,” Mastromichalis said. But that doesn’t mean the club restricts itself to a single genre. “It could be an experimental night with video or a Townes Van Zandt, Pink Floyd tribute night, you know,” she said. One look at the roster of bands that have played the Nightlight in the past proves just that — everyone from Animal Collective to Ariel Pink has made music in the intimate, stage-less space. “We’ve hosted Love Language, Megafaun, Des Ark, all of these big names — Lost in the Trees, many, many times — and it’s real-
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the nightlight’s location is one of its most distinctive and well-known features, especially the alleyway that leads to its entryway.
the nightlight features an outdoor patio where patrons and band members can relax in between sets or whenever shows get particularly crowded.
aBove: it may not be in as obvious a location as other local venues, but the nightlight is tucked away in chapel hill right off of rosemary street. it’s right next to Fuse and is just down the street from Breadmen’s. riGht: the nightlight has a full bar in addition to nightly drink specials.
ly amazing when those talented artists come back to the space,” Mastromichalis said. “They’ll make a lot of money, but they’re not going to make as much as the Cradle, because of the capacity.” Despite the venue’s laundry list of big names, financial hardship has taken a toll, and in an area where new clubs are springing up regularly, it can be difficult to maintain an economic foothold. “I think it’s the nature of the business,” Mastromichalis said. “There definitely is more competition.” Nick Williams, owner of Durham’s the Pinhook, has experienced similar financial difficulties. “I think the recession has something to do with it, and I also think the other reason that has something to do with it is a positive,” he said. “That’s just that there are more options.” Economic uncertainty aside, the venue has other issues to tackle if it will remain open in coming years. With a lease that’s about to run out, there are plenty of details left to resolve. “I’ve done this for going on eight years, and I’m kind of looking to pass it on,” Mastromichalis said. “I’m a really positive person. I feel like somebody else will step up to the plate, because at the time when I took over, I stepped up to the plate,” she said. No matter what direction the space takes, Mastromichalis has faith that it will prosper in one form or another. “The reason why I still do Nightlight is because I’m constantly getting exposed to amazing art and people,” she said. And to her, it’s this very enthusiasm and community that has kept the venue in business to date. “I think keeping our ideals and values to our hearts has made the space successful.” Contact the Diversions Editor at email@example.com.
HeAD TO THe nigHTligHT’S eigHTH AnniVerSAry SHOW Time: 9:30 p.m., Saturday Cost: $8 Location: Nightlight 405 1/2 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill Info: www.nightlightclub.com Lineup: Spider Bags (myspace. com/spiderbags), Pigeons (myspace. com/pigeonspdx), D. Charles Speer (myspace.com/dcharlesspeer) and DJ Family Vacation
online | dailytarheel.com/dive
FLESH AND BLOOD This week, Dive staff writer Anna Norris takes on veterans The Fleshtones’ Brooklyn Sound Solutions for the blog. TRIO VIDEO If you’re into this week’s Mipso Trio Q&A, head online
for exclusive video content of the band performing its songs.
A MODERN CLASSIC
WCPE, a local radio station that hosts classical music, is hosting an afternoon of symphonic music and visual art at Kings. PAGE 8
THE SPORTING LIFE
Wembley may evoke an arena, but it’s also a local band that’s crafting delicious pop concoctions, according to Dive’s review. PAGE 7
“Somewhere" follows a washed-up star living in L.A. Then his daughter arrives, and major change ensues. PAGE 7
UNC’s own Mipso Trio chatted with Nina Rajagopalan about the local scene before its upcoming gig at the Local 506 tonight. PAGE 6
MYSTERY MEAT Q&A? Yeah, we got another one this week, but
you’ll have to check the blog periodically to find out who’s talking.
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Album from the Vaults:
these legends. The band was probably out rocking at Cat’s Cradle when you were in diapers. Richard Buckner opens. 9 p.m., $15 Reese McHenry The Cave | Did you miss the CAVEAID PA party last weekend? Never fear — you can still go throw back a beer or three at your favorite cavernous haunt and listen to some awesome tunes in the process. Reese McHenry can belt out songs like nobody’s business, and she takes no prisoners in the process. 10 p.m. MOnDAy Free Electric State Local 506 | Free Electric State’s name is awfully telling. There’s certainly an electricity in the band’s light speed-fast guitars and feverish drumming. This is rock ‘n’ roll that the ‘90s great would (and do) approve of, but it’s far from slack. Mike Watt + the Missingmen headline. 9:30 p.m., $11 TueSDAy The Horns of Happiness Nightlight | It’s that time of the year when a full moon — or even a supermoon, as it were — makes you want to do something funky. But get your head out of the gutter! We’re talking about dancing, and indie psych-pop outfit The Horns of Happiness is the ideal remedy. The band mixes straightforward melody with weird instrumentals that make you want to howl and stomp your feet. Ani Stark opens. 9:30 p.m., $5
Q&A: MIPSO TRIO
This week Diversions staff writer Nina Rajagopalan sat down with UNC’s own Mipso Trio. The whimsical bluegrass threesome is comprised of Joseph Terrell on guitar and vocals, Jacob Sharp on mandolin and Wood Robinson on double bass. Read on to find out how the group is finding its footing in the local scene. Mipso Trio form? opportunity to work with other artists in the area?
JT: We played a show last week alongside Kerri Lowe from Greensboro, Tally Ho from around here and Plume Giant from Connecticut. They’re all really cool folk bands. We have a show coming up with Mandolin Orange on April 8 to benefit Student Action How did with Farmworkers. JS: For me, as far as local stuff, Lizzy Ross and Mandolin Orange are the two artists that stick out because they’re younger and doing things in a different way. We know them as friends but haven’t met them musically yet. Dive: What are your impressions of the local music scene?
here is funny because you get a mix of campus-influenced music. It’s not necessarily people who are students, but people who the campus is able to attract. Memorial Hall attracts something distinctly different than what the 506 is after. I guess the Cat’s Cradle borders along what CUAB brings, artists that are a little more mainstream, bigger names. Because of that mix and a selection of coffee shops, you get a wide arrangement of bands that can insert at any level. You don’t have to be established
ATTEND THE SHOW Time: 9 p.m. today, $9 Location: Local 506 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill Info: www.local506.com
Last year Joseph and I played in a project called Funkasaurus Rex, which was a party cover band that we did with a few other people. I met before we came to UNC and we played for fun but we weren’t writing together much at the time. In a guitar-mandolin duo, there’s just something missing. It’s not very dynamic, but then we found our dynamic aspect.
Jacob Sharp: Joseph and
JS: I think the scene around
more sense when we started playing with a bass because it’s a more encompassing sound.
WR: That’s me! JS: It suddenly made a little
Joseph Terrell: I knew Wood in the context of electric party bands, but found out he was sick at the upright bass, which not every guy can play. Dive:
Have you had the
at all to make a name for yourself in Chapel Hill. Look at us — we haven’t really done anything in Chapel Hill and yet we were able to get a gig at the 506 pretty easily. Dive: What’s in the future for I think that really speaks to how open the community is and not Mipso Trio? Any upcoming plans? to us having done something to JS: It’s funny being a student deserve it. There’s a lot of room for band because inherently you’re expression and new ideas. supposed to be focusing on someJT: But do you think it has a thing else. It’s also funny to be at a lot to do with Carrboro? Could point where you have a lot of freeCarrboro exist as a music scene dom to do whatever you want as a without Chapel Hill? I see the musician because you’re not taking University as a satellite to Carrboro. yourself that seriously since it’s not Stuff around the University is for- the only thing you’re doing. But it’s not unrealistic to think mal, and every university has that. that in late fall we could do a full WR: I think the University real- length album, maybe more of a ly feeds it. A lot of the musicians in concept album. Carrboro are students or have been It takes a long time when you’re at one point. I don’t think either forming a band to figure out who one is reliant on the other — I think you are together, so now we have a they’re mutually reliant. better idea of that. My next goal is Dive: Is there an overarching to continue to build at least a bit of theme or feeling you were shooting a name in the area so that we’d be in a better position to release a full for on the EP? length album. JT: I’ll say I’m happy with the MR: I think to a certain extent feeling of the EP. Its not just six we’re just taking it as it comes. songs separately. I’m happy that the finished product has a feeling JT: But it’s been a lot of fun.
Focus, At the Rainbow: Don’t pay attention to Focus’ lackluster studio albums — the Dutch prog rock pioneers only seem to come alive, well, live. The band plays its hit “Hocus unto itself. the JS: And I think that’s unusual Pocus” at near double-time and set flute beatboxing and yodelling because most people go into it inithis 1973 album ahead of its time tially with an idea to get a holistic (and over the top). thing. This EP is a lot of our individual stuff that was fleshed out Movie from the Vaults: through the three of us. “Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the DTH ONLINE: Head over to dailytarheel.com/dive for a video of Mipso Trio performing. 5ecret 5tar 5ystem”: This animated “house musical” brings Daft Punk’s Discovery to life in true Japanese style. Each track of the album acts as a backdrop to a miniature episode about a band on the run through the galaxy. It makes iTunes’ visualizer look like drying paint.
fRIDAy Vetiver Pinhook | Vetiver offers lush, dreamy folk-pop with a storytelling aesthetic. It’s worth heading to Durham this weekend to catch this band on its way back from South by Southwest, for its ethereal, guitar-driven tunes. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion open. 9 p.m., $10 SunDAy Sebadoh Cat’s Cradle | Ever wanted to timetravel? Well, sorry, that technology doesn’t exactly exist. But Sebadoh is the kind of ’90s flashback that will have to do in the interim. A mix of off-kilter, blasé vocals and sluggish guitar, it’s worth checking out
29–30 Nederlands Dans Theater
1–2 Woyzeck on the Highveld – Handspring Puppet Company 5 St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra 12–13 BeijingDance/LDTX 14 Bach and Beyond – Jennifer Koh, violin 19 Tony Allen’s Afrobeat Orchestra 21 Branford Marsalis, saxophone, with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra
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25 FR ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Presents: “Sgt. Pepper’s Mystery Tour” Beatles Tribute, with live horns and string orchestration** ($15) 26 SA 1PM: ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Matinee show; $10 adults, $7 Kids 26 SA 8PM: RAUL MALO w/ Shannon Whitworth** ($22/ $25) 27 SU SEBADOH w/ Richard Buckner** ($15) 23 SA 26 TU 27 WE 28 TH 29 FR 30 SA 2 MO 3 TU 4 WE 7 SA 10 TU 12 TH 13 FR 17 TU 20 FR 21 SA
YACHT** ($12/$15) YELLE w/ French Horn Rebellion** ($18/$20) EISLEY w/ The Narrative and Christie Dupree** ($12/$15) MAN MAN** ($14) PETER, BJORN & JOHN w/ Bachelorette** ($15/$18) YOUNG DRO, KILLER MIKE, PAC DIV, DEE -1** ($14/$16)
PINBACK** ($14/$16) BROOKE FRASER w/ Cary Brothers** ($15/$17) BOMBA ESTERO** ($15) THE TWILIGHT SINGERS w/ Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s** ($15/$18) UH HUH HER w/ Diamonds Under Fire** ($13/$15) THURSDAY** w/ Pygmy Lush and I Was Totally Destroying It ($15) LOST IN THE TREES** ($12) JUNIP (Elias Araya, Jose Gonzalez, Tobias Winterkorn) w/ The Acrylics ($15) MAC MILLER** ($15) THE OLD CEREMONY** ($10/$12)
1 FR 2 SA 3 SU 5 TU 6 WE 7 TH 8 FR 9 SA 10 SU 12 TU 13 WE 14 TH 15 FR 16 SA 17 SU 18 MO 21 TH WXYC 80’s DANCE** ($8/$10) THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART w/ Twin Shadow** EASY STAR ALL-STARS w/ THE GREEN and Cas Haley ** ($15/$17) XV and THE DEAN’S LIST** ($12/$15) BLACK LIPS w/ Vivian Girls and Gringo Star** ($12/$14) DESTROYER w/ The War On Drugs and Shit Horse** ($13/$15) THE MOUNTAIN GOATS w/ Megafaun (Sold Out) DR DOG w/ Floating Action** ($16/$18) J MASCIS w/ Kurt Vile And The Violators**(16/$18) THE BOOKS** ($18/$22) Co-presented with Nightlight Club THE OLD 97s w/ Teddy Thompson** ($18/$20) An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance by CITIZEN COPE** ($25/$28) MOUNT MORIAH Album Release Party w/ guests The Moaners and Filthybird. A Free Show! RAVEONETTES w/ Tamaryn** ($15/$17) ELLA RIOT (formerly My Dear Disco)** ($8/$10) BRITISH SEA POWER W/ A Classic Education and North Elementary** ($12/$14) BIG KRIT and Freddie Gibbs w/ Smoke DZA** ($13/$15)
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The Bad Plus: Conversation and Demonstration moderated by UNC Professor Mark Katz Reynolds Theater, Duke’s West Campus, 7 pm • Free & open to the public.
Presented in conjunction with The Jazz Loft Project on view through July 10, co-sponsored by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies.
Thursday, March 24
SATURDAY JUNE 11: THE DECEMBERISTS w/ BEST COAST (Tix via Ticketmaster) Show co-presented with Live Nation
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SATURDAY, MARCH 26 8PM REYNOLDS THEATER
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delivers an emotionally walloping experience as she reconciles the difference. Meet Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff ), an A-list movie star who lives a lonely hotel life full of sex and cigarettes. Enter his eleven year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning), whom he’s asked to take care of for several weeks. A mirror reflection of the man Johnny once was, Cleo pits Johnny in an internal struggle between being a celebrity and being a real person. The film’s elegant cinematography breathes life into the spectacle of nothingness. Coppola keeps the camera as still as her almost nonexistent plot, and her sun-drenched visuals enrapture viewers from start to finish. The performances are just as beautiful. Though an unexpected casting choice, Dorff soars as Marco, evoking muted emotions with enough substance lingering under the surface to keep you wondering how you’re supposed to feel about him. Fanning offers the all-important contrast, bursting with so much love and grace toward her father that you can’t help but search for that aspect of Johnny you’re not seeing. Thus, the viewer’s struggle to see Johnny as a person aligns with Johnny’s own soul-searching.
So while the film does overindulge in froth every so often — sometimes even maddeningly so — you can always carry yourself through potential boredom using this viewer-participation paradigm. Is this too demanding of the audience? Maybe. But if Coppola can dispose of Newton’s laws in order to move you, so too can you of your own moviegoer principles in order to be moved. -Rocco Giamatteo his dorkiest smile when talking about the joys of being an insurance salesman and gingerly sipping shots like the alcohol’s going to attack him. Lippe meets his match in Dean Ziegler, a perpetually partying salesman at the conference played by a rambunctious John C. Reilly. Reilly is the ideal contrast to Helms and never misses a comedic beat while being consistently offensive (in a good way). Ziegler makes unabashed sexual comments to colleagues and blacks out in the nude next to the hotel pool. Though this is certainly not a new character, Reilly’s quick-witted irreverence and relationship to Helms, like that of an inappropriate older cousin, give new life to an old stereotype. But “Cedar Rapids” sometimes falters in its pursuit of cheap jokes that take away from the characterbased humor. Lippe is dragged to a party by a prostitute he befriends and the scenes of him smoking crack fall in the same weird, uncomfortable vein of humor as getting a pony drunk. Even if the humor doesn’t push boundaries, it sticks to an amusing look at small-town insurance without getting bogged down in the nuances of a contrived plot.
thursday, march 24, 2011
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Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), hero of “Cedar Rapids,” is an honest insurance salesman from a small Midwest town who gives his customers a service they can trust. And that’s exactly what the movie does as well — gives simple laughs without the additional premium of a plot that takes itself too seriously. Sweet, sweet Lippe is sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for an insurance conference (the first time Lippe has left home), where he learns of his company’s underlying corruption. Helms strongly plays to Lippe’s absurd innocence, the core joke of the film. He pulls out tears when he sleeps with a woman he just met, using
The laws of physics maintain that it’s impossible to create something out of nothing. But alas, “Somewhere” would be nothing if not for its nothingness. Using the same atmospheric brush with which she crafted “Lost in Translation,” Sofia Coppola seduces viewers into a moody story whose emptiness beholds that of its protagonist. With a lack of substance serving as the substance itself, the film occasionally flirts with the line between affecting stillness and static portraiture. But Coppola
ete Sack got his start in art as a bored kid in a new town, sketching his favorite baseball players while watching them on TV. Sack will paint a piece in response to Maurice Ravel’s “String Quartet in F Major -Lyle Kendrick (Second Movement)” Saturday at Raleigh’s Kings Barcade.
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glossy pop radiance. The rest of the You Are Invisible EP embraces a cultured pop sound derived from the happy-go-lucky indie scene, but matured with orchestral instrumentation. Smooth hi-hats and swanky guitars make “Bongo” a buoyant jaunt that lightens the mood while diversifying the already exceptional sound. The art-rock arrangement of “(Did You Give Him His) Pills” sticks out like a sore thumb on the festive EP. The heavy sample pad beats, floating falsettos and rushing drums impart Radiohead experimentalism, not picturesque pop. Wembley experiments with different sounds and capitalizes on each unique venture, a telling sign that this short EP isn’t the last we’ll see of the band.
Chapel Hill band Wembley mixes up a rousing blend of classically trained indie pop on its second EP, You Are Invisible. The band is composed of four musicians whose skills, when combined, create a synchronized effort that translates into four stimulating tracks. The band relies more heavily on sound than vocalization to tell a story, but you’ll still hear occasional voices matching its lucent pop. The harmonious vocals of Elizabeth Hull and Neven J. Carswell parallel the band’s style of poetic, pianodriven felicity. When the songs lack vocals for the first or last few minutes, the instruments waft the listener to a welcoming forest of weeping riffs and agrestal drums flooded with a
There’s been growth in recent years in the popularity of bands like The Avett Brothers, which straddles the line between folkish authenticity and mainstream appeal. And then there are bands like Mumford & Sons, which doesn’t seem to realize that you need more than the mere presence of a banjo to grant you deep-rooted Americana legend status. Luckily for Chapel Hill’s Mipso Trio, the band’s debut EP is rooted in both instrumentation as well as deceptively mature songwriting. Yes, Mipso Trio has interesting acoustic instruments like a mandolin, and the band actually wants to do something with it. The album is contemplative and - Joe Faile gentle — even fast-paced songs are
padded with softly sung harmonies and delicate instrumentation. In the style of traditional bluegrass bands, Mipso Trio adeptly trades lyrics for bass, mandolin and guitar leads. The picking strains in parts, and it makes one wonder where this album could go with a few more takes. Listeners used to the likes of legends Doc Watson and Bill Monroe might clench their teeth at the sometimes-inconsistent tempo, but these young musicians have the right idea. There’s a startlingly witty and humorous angle to the record. On the plucky “Wait 4 Me,” guitarist Joseph Terrell easily rattles off, “A baker has 12 cupcakes and a feline has nine lives / Judgment Day, Four Horsemen and a Mormon man,
three wives.” The slow, reflective “He’ll” has Terrell making the best of the Devil saving him a seat at a metaphorical bar in Hell — he “hears the peanuts are free.” “Winding River” is a perfect record-closer, giving you one last reminder of Mipso Trio’s strengths in its composition and lyricism. The most musically arresting of the six tracks, Terrell’s guitar and Jacob Sharp’s mandolin blend beautifully. Combined with Sharp’s soft singing that easily swings into falsetto range, by the end, somehow Mipso Trio seems like an old hand at this music-making business, to which the band is decidedly new. -Anna Norris
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Getting a younger audience to appreciate classical music doesn’t seem so outlandish with the advent of orchestral pop bands like Arcade Fire. But getting a younger audience to actually attend classical music events? Now that’s a completely different story. Tara Lynn, Community and Arts Liaison of WCPE The Classical Station, says that the greatest barrier to entry for classical isn’t the music itself, but its setting. “Trying to get my friends and my boyfriend to come to classical music events — it’s a little tricky,” Lynn said. “You’ve got to sit down, you can’t bring food and drinks in. It’s a different world.” While the area’s successful indie rock bands have defined the Triangle’s sound, it hasn’t stopped other genres from flourishing. Ly n n , w h o m a n a g e s T h e Classical Station’s events calendar, sees a vibrant, underappreciated world of classical music, right here in the Triangle. “I can tell you that there is a lot of free, great classical music every
week, especially if you live near one of the universities. There’s so much really amazing stuff that’s getting attention all over the country,” Lynn said. “People just think, ‘Well, I don’t know where to start, so I won’t start.’” In an effort to give accessibility to a genre stigmatized as impenetrable, WCPE 89.7 has teamed up with the North Carolina Symphony and local visual artists to bring “Conversational Pieces” to Kings Barcade in downtown Raleigh. The free afternoon event brings a quartet of NC Symphony members to play a piece of classical music while artists interpret the music on canvas, all in a familiar, informal setting. “It’s laid back — you can buy a drink, hang out,” Lynn said. “You can stand, you can talk.” As the quartet plays, artists Pete Sack, David Eichenberger and Georges Le Chevallier will paint a reflection of the music while audience members enjoy the atmosphere and have the option to participate in a silent auction for the artists’ work. “We decided on an inspiration
piece,” Lynn said. “It will be a second movement from Ravel’s String Quartet in F, which most people recognize because they heard it in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums.’” Karen Galvin, member of the NC Symphony and local orchestral pop band Lost in the Trees, sees the piece like the setting to a play. “It’s a really joyful piece of music, but it has an edge to it — a sarcastic bite,” Galvin said. “It feels very French, very much like you should be smoking in the park and saying sarcastic things. And that’s the character that I’m going to bring to the music.” For watercolor and oil painter Sack, Saturday’s event won’t be his first time painting a piece in response to a specific song. Past experiments with a friend’s band led to results worth repeating. “Responding to music, my body is more involved,” Sack said. “You react to a note — your arm goes with that note in a way. “The tempo affects how you paint. I think that’s why I listen to somewhat moderate music — if it’s too fast, I’ll find myself painting frantically.” Sack says that the time con-
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straints for the show will change his preferred medium. “I think what’s going to be affected most by the music is going to be the actual color. I see – I don’t know how to speak classical music – but I see something that’s full of instruments and heavy. It feels more red, more red based. Whereas something that’s melodic is more blue and lighter – less contrast.” Galvin, who has studied at Carnegie Mellon University, sets the record straight on classical music’s misconstrued esotericism. “There’s this kind of preconceived notion, or stereotype, of snobbiness,” Galvin said. “That you have to be super informed about what classical music is to be able to enjoy it or perform it. “I think that in the future, that’s going to disappear — I hope.”
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I Was Totally Destroying It delivers potent rock
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There are some bands whose heartache and triumphs transmit like whispered confessions. Even with a fast tempo, meaning is veiled in metaphor, shrouded in reverent angst and symbolism. Thankfully, Durham’s I Was Totally Destroying It is nothing like those bands. Here, there are no plaintiff cries or bedroom sobs — it’s all riffing guitars, sharp barbs and the kind of honesty that’s so true it hurts. That’s not to say that Preludes, the group’s adrenaline-spiked
latest, lacks any of the introspection or depth that its competitors flaunt. Instead, I Was Totally Destroying It spits epithets and observations like bullets, with a rapid-fire delivery that leaves layers to examine even after several listens. The album’s instantaneous appeal is one of its strongest — and most easily recognized — assets. While that’s nothing new, especially in the wake of 2009’s likeable Horror Vacui, Preludes is exceptional in its relentless charm. Opener “Wrecking Ball” is a distorted, tangled ode to destruction,
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be it self-targeted or otherwise, and from the first harmonized lilt of its R.E.M.-esque vocals, it sets out on a warpath of catchy choruses and refrains that aim as much for your feet as your brain. I Was Totally Destroying It’s brand of pop-rock is of the tightly wound variety, full of bouncing rhythms, skittering keyboard
progressions and anxious, frantically sung lyrics. While songs like “Control” deal with the helterskelter nature of relationships, life and the insanity therein, there is no whining on Preludes. This is the smart person’s lament, one that’s as cathartic as it is contemplative. For a set of songs that are as gritty and honest as they are engaging, the album’s smooth coat of studio luster comes as somewhat of a surprise. Tracks like “When Chaos Comes” strike an ideal balance between pristine male-female harmonies and throbbing guitars, and the
synthy, Joy Division influence on “Out Tonight” never veers into stylization. While it’s largely successful, there are a few moments where the band errs. “Fight/Flight” drags on just a little bit too long — a slower, piano-driven track that could do without the minute or so of wails and riffs. But on the whole, the record is an alluring example of just how infectious well-crafted, fast-paced pop-rock can be. The most winsome facet of Preludes isn’t its earworm hooks or its polished sound. It’s the raw honesty with which the
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Read about some of Elizabeth Taylor’s favorite places to visit in Los Angeles including the Beverly Hills Hotel and Pink’s Hot Dogs http://huff.to/gYW40N (via The Huffington Post) Watch footage of fans paying tribute to Elizabeth Taylor at the Walk of Fame in Hollywood http://bit.ly/ h7uuRk (via The Associated Press) “Women liked her and men adored her — my husband included,” said Debbie Reynolds about Elizabeth Taylor http://bit.ly/gIQiYg (via Entertainment Weekly) View famous Elizabeth Taylor quotes that fans are twee ting in her memor y http://bit.ly/gLHTFE (via CNN) LOS ANGELES (MCT)— Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, died early Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said publicist Sally Morrison. She was 79. During a career that spanned six decades, the legendary beauty with lavender eyes won two Oscars and made more than 50 films, performing alongside such fabled leading men as Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando and Richard Burton, whom she married twice. She took her cues from a Who’s Who of directors, including George Cukor, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, George Stevens, Vincente Minnelli and Mike Nichols. Long after she faded from the screen, she remained a mesmerizing figure, blessed and cursed by the extraordinary celebrity that molded her life through its many phases: She was a child star who
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bloomed gracefully into an ingenue; a femme fatale on the screen and in life; a canny peddler of highpriced perfume; a pioneering activist in the fight against AIDS. Some ac tresses, such as Katharine Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman, won more awards and critical plaudits, but none matched Taylor’s hold on the collective imagination. In the public’s mind, she was the dark goddess for whom playing Cleopatra required no great leap from reality. Taylor, New York Times critic Vincent Canby once wrote, “has grown up in the full view of a voracious public for whom the triumphs and disasters of her personal life have automatically become extensions of her screen performances. She’s different from the rest of us.” Her passions were legend. She loved to eat, which led to wellpublicized battles with weight over the years. She loved men, dating many of the world’s richest and most famous, including Frank Sinatra and Henry Kissinger.
A plan that could shorten the time it takes to get to Durham will be presented to Chapel Hill residents today by Triangle Transit. The public informational workshop, to be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Friday Center, will offer information on potential routes that would connect residents of Orange, Durham and Wake counties. The Chapel Hill workshop is the third in a series of seven workshops across the counties. “This is the final phase of public workshops … and one of the last times for public input,” said Ayana Hernandez, a spokeswoman for Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, which is working with Triangle Transit on the project. Transit representatives at the workshop will provide information about the Triangle Regional Transit Program, which recommends a new link between Chapel Hill and Durham through either a
light rail or a rapid bus service. The bus would provide faster service by driving in a lane separated from other traffic, while the light rail option would provide electrically powered transportation capable of operating up to 60 miles per hour. The Chapel Hill station connecting to Durham would be located near the UNC campus, Triangle Transit spokesman Brad Schulz said. A proposed method of financing the project is a one-half percent sales tax increase levied by the three counties and legalized by state law. Triangle Transit will include the workshop input in its final recommendation, which will be presented to the three counties’ commissioners early this summer. Schulz said travel between the three counties is becoming increasingly problematic due to their growing populations. The Triangle’s population has increased by 15 percent from 1995 to 2009, and use of public transportation increased 31 percent, accord-
… for my job and took the bus every time, and it was always slow.”
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ing to Triangle Transit data. “There’s already signs of congestion in the region,” Schulz said. “We’re going to find ourselves in a pinch if we don’t find a way to move the million more people that are coming.” Junior Laurel Ashton said increased accessibility to Durham would benefit UNC. “I went to Durham, like, four times a week last summer for my job and took the bus every time, and it was always slow,” Laurel said. “A lot of professors and Chapel Hill workers also live in Durham, and it would make it easier and more efficient for them to travel.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Iowa Republicans have invited Donald Trump to keynote the party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a tantalizing escalation of the real estate mogul’s purported interest in a presidential campaign. Trump has professed to be seriously considering a White House run as he has made the media rounds promoting the new season of his NBC reality series, “The Apprentice.” But he has yet to begin the personal courtship with voters in key primary and caucus states that other, mostly lesserknown, potential rivals have. What moves Trump has made are limited to dispatching a top aide to fly to Iowa last month on his private jet to meet with state GOP officials and conducting an interview with WMURTV in New Hampshire, the main broadcast television station in the first-in-the-nation primary state. He also made a surprise appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in February. Trump has said he would have to wait until the end of the latest run of “The Apprentice” before making a formal move toward running, citing federal election laws. “People have wanted me to run for years,” he told Fox Business Network. “The country has never been in shape like it is now. If we don’t get the right kind of leader, this country is in big trouble.” Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn said the party extended the invitation to have Trump headline their fundraising dinner “to allow him to introduce himself.”
Full board to vote today on transportation plan
sBP concerned for lack of input
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“… I personally met twice with the student body president’s task force on the issue."
jeff mccracken, director, department of public safety
“We had stakeholder meetings where graduate students were present and I personally met twice with the student body president’s task force on the issue,” he said. McCracken said the plan will more equally distribute parking and transportation costs among the transportation system, raising student fees to help offset an anticipated $6.1 million increase in transportation costs by 2015-16. Currently, most of the night parking and park-and-ride lots are primarily used by students, though faculty pay most of the daytime parking fees that support them, McCracken said. He added that about 75 percent of users are students, but their fees don’t reflect that proportion. “The intent of the plan is to try to be as equitable as we can,” McCracken said. The plan would increase student permit fees by $5.78 to $7.60 per year, while employee permit holders would pay an additional $5.70 to $16.13 per year, both on a sliding scale determined by income. Beginning in the fall semester, student transportation fees would also annually increase by $14 per year to cover students’ share of transit costs and reduce parking subsidies. Chancellor Holden Thorp said it was of the upmost importance to continue to provide fare-free transit service to students and University employees. “It’s a fundamental principle of our community and important to be able to provide free transportation to employees who live along the bus lines who may not be as highly paid,” Thorp said. DPS also plans to implement measures to save an estimated $602,000. But that leaves $5.5 million in additional revenue for the plan to generate annually. “It is only fair that everyone pay to utilize the system,” said Jackie Overton, chairwoman of the Employee Forum. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Body President Hogan Medlin voiced concern Wednesday that the five-year transportation plan did not include sufficient student input, echoing a complaint he had last year regarding the approval of a $750 tuition supplement. Medlin, who was not present at the meeting because of his commitment to the Board of Trustees’ University affairs committee at the same time, said student input was not sought out until four months into the planning process for the plan, which includes a student fee increase. The plan passed through the board’s audit and finance committee despite Medlin’s concerns, which he voiced to board members through Sallie Shuping-Russell, chairwoman of the committee. The full board will vote on the plan later today. Jeff McCracken, director of the Department of Public Safety, said he felt students had sufficient chances to provide input.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Gay marriage won’t be allowed to resume until state and federal appeals courts decide the fate of Proposition 8, the voter initiative that limited marriage to heterosexual couples, three federal judges ruled Wednesday. Gay-rights advocates had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the hold put on a San Francisco federal judge’s ruling last year that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional and said authorities should cease enforcing it. That ruling was stayed by the judge who made it and the injunction was kept in place. The 9th Circuit said last fall that it would put Proposition 8 backers on a fast track.
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LOVELY, qUIET 1BR APARTMENT with garage. Grad students, professionals only. Enjoy shady, private deck “above your own garage.” Off Old Oxford Road. Separate study, office, W/D. $950/mo with water. Pets negotiable. Fran Holland Properties: email firstname.lastname@example.org or M-F call 919-968-4545. UNIVERSITY COMMONS: $1,600/mo. 4BR/4BA 919-923-0630. Includes utilities, internet, living and dining furniture, W/D, private bath, walk in closet in each room. On J and D buslines. NolAloha@nc.rr.com, 919-767-1778. WALK TO CAMPUS. 1BR/1BA with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available in June. $625/mo. 933-8143, www.merciarentals.com. WALK EVERYWHERE IN DOWNTOWN CARRBORO. Newly renovated 3BR/2BA apartment at 116-A Bim Street. (Also 2BR/1BA apartment for $750/mo.). Hardwood floors, W/D connections. Available May. $900/mo. with water. Fran Holland Properties, 919-9684545 or email email@example.com, 9am to noon.
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COUNTRY SETTING FOR lovely 3BR/3BA house located off of Hwy 86 in Hideaway Estates. This house has large lot, perfect for pets. Wonderful great room with fireplace, lovely kitchen, hardwood floors through out, 2 car garage, mud room, enjoyable deck area, $1,450/mo. Fran Holland Properties, email email@example.com or call 919-968-4545. AVAILABLE MAY OR JUNE: Bike, bus, walk from 14 Bolin Heights (of MLK Jr Blvd) to campus. 3BR/1BA house with hardwood floors, W/D. Pets negotiable. $900/mo. Email Fran Holland Properties at herbholland@ intrex.net or call 919-968-4545. PRIME LOCATION: WALK TO UNC. 1BR/1BA duplex on Friendly Lane. Spacious, hardwood floors, central AC, parking. No pets or smoking. Available June or August. $940/mo. www.hilltopproperties.net, 919-968-6939. qUIET CARRBORO 3BR RANCH available June 1. Hardwood floors, W/D connections, nice yard with room for garden. Bus or bike to campus, $1,200/mo. Fran Holland Properties: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-968-4545. CHANCELLOR’S SqUARE: SHARE AND SAVE. 2BR/2BA updated condo in quiet 2nd floor location. $1,400/mo for 2, $1,650/mo for 3, $1,900/mo for 4. Call 631-673-0077. CHARMING CHAPEL HILL APARTMENTS in lovely older home. Private entrance and porch, central AC, hardwood floors, french doors, more charm than you can imagine. 1BR available June ($965/mo) and 2BR, 3BR available August ($1,550/ mo). 1 year lease. No pets, no smoking. www.hilltopproperties.net, 919-968-6939. WALK TO CAMPUS! Nice house with 3BR/3BA (each bedroom has own private bath). Parking for 3+ cars. Deck, central heat and air, new W/D, range, dishwasher. Busline. Really great landlord. Available July 1. Year lease. $1,800/mo. Call 415-999-0449. CHAPEL HILL FAMILY FOREST: Highway 54 East, 2BR/2BA condo. Upgraded appliances, wood floors, new AC unit. $1,000/mo. 12 month lease. Available immediately. Aileen, 919-360-1975.
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Nanny wanted for 4 and 6 year-olds 2 days/ wk. Hours thru end of school year (mid-June) W/Th 12:30-7:30pm or 8:30pm. RELIABLE, creative, energetic person, reliable car, clean record, cell, ability to cook healthy family meals. Housework, grocery store runs. Dog friendly, able to swim! 3 non-family references and background check required. $12-16/hr +gas money. Call before 7pm. 919-259-2957.
South Terrace Apartments. Great floor plans for sharing. 1BR, 2BR and 3BR apartments. 3 bedrooms have 3 full bathrooms. Private gated entrance. Resort style pool. 24 hour fitness center. Free Wi-Fi at pool and clubhouse. Poolside grills. Gourmet kitchens. Huge closets. Minutes to UNC. W/D hookups. Call today. 919-450-0080. WALK TO CAMPUS. 2BR/1BA house. W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat, hardwood floors, fireplace. 110 Nobel Street. Available July. $1,375/mo. 933-8143. merciarentals.com.
2 Stonecrop units. 2BR/2BA and 4BR/4BA. May thru July 31. Furniture optional. $650/mo with utilities. Parking available, walking distance to campus. 704-493-3924 or email email@example.com. SUMMER SUBLET: 1 room in 3BR/2BA, 1,200 square foot apartment. $366/mo, includes internet and water. Pool, gym, 10 minute walk to campus. May 13th thru July 31st. firstname.lastname@example.org. SUMMER OUTLET *REDUCED* room in 3BR house. 12 minute walk to campus, 4 minute walk to Franklin. 213 Mitchell Lane. $575/mo. 704-877-6295. SUMMER SUBLET ON GREENE STREET! 1BR or 2BR in 4BR/2BA house available early May thru July. W/D, cable, wireless internet. Great location, one mile to Franklin Street, next to bus route. $550/mo includes everything! For info, contact email@example.com.
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309 Church Street, 2BR/1BA house with W/D and off street parking. Front porch with yard and privacy fence. Near Pantana Bob’s. $1,400/month. 919-414-7065. 1.5 BLOCKS TO FRANKLIN STREET: Spacious 1BR and 2BR apartments. Prime location at 408 MLK. Available for June and August. 1 year lease. No pets, no smoking. www.hilltopproperties.net, 919-968-6939. WALK TO CAMPUS. Newly renovated 3BR/1.5BA duplex. Central heat, air, W/D, dishwasher. Available August. $1,625/mo. Merciarentals.com, 919-933-8143. 3BR/1BA SINGLE FAMIILY HOME. Separate 1BR apartment occupied downstairs. Off East Franklin. Share utilities. Hardwood floors. Fenced enclosure back yard. W/D. Desire “green” tenants, non-smoking. $1,050/mo with water. 919-960-1724.
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Mill Creek apartment. Summer sublease. 2BR/2BA. Rate and dates negotiable. $575/mo per room. W/D. Full kitchen with dishwasher. Furnished if needed. Parking included. 863-528-0360.
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WANT TO GET PAID BY RESULTS? Southwestern looking for interns for summer sales and leadership program. Average student made $2,800/mo. last summer. Charles Winn, 919-604-1721. PAID INTERSHIP: University Directories seeks candidates for paid customer relations summer internship in Chapel Hill. Candidates must have good communication skills, enjoy fast paced team environment. Contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-240-6147.
Lifeguards: Briar Chapel needs certified lifeguards and swim instructors for their 2011 pool season. Full-time and part-time positions available. activities@briarchapellife. com or 919-240-4958. SUMMER CAMP HEAD COUNSELOR: Stoneridge Club in Chapel Hill is now hiring a head camp counselor. This position requires at least 2 years of previous counselor experience. Great work environment. Application is on website. 919-967-0915.
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est show she has ever worked on, it has been a pleasure to execute. “I immediately fell in love with it,” Adams said. Through months and months of rehearsal time, Adams said that she and McMullen have become best friends. “There has never been a time where we’ve clashed,” she said. The two girls’ friendship never affected their professional work — even as McMullen’s script went through drastic changes. “Working with a playwright that is your best friend can be incredibly helpful or not,” she said. “In our case it was incredibly helpful.” It was difficult to take a back seat in the production of her play, McMullen said. But she acknowledged the importance of allowing the creativity of others to blossom. “She realizes it’s my job to direct and it’s her job to write,” Adams said. Nicola Vann — who plays Frankie’s therapist, Jude — echoed the benefits of working with McMullen. “(It’s) cool to have the mind it was born out of right there with
nicola Vann and ramey Mize rehearse “the Collective,” a student-written lAb! theatre production that premieres tonight and runs until Monday.
you,” Vann said. “It’s her piece, but also it is absolutely a project for all of us.” Vann said that McMullen was always open to their suggestions. And now, as the play nears its opening night, McMullen said that she can look back at its lengthy
progressing against the all-University average,” he said. Lindsey Stephens, president of the Panhellenic Council, said she is not worried about the change. “All of the sororities here are falling above the University average,” she said. Stephens stood up in front of the committee and introduced the idea of adding a quota for sophomore membership in sororities in order to reduce the pressure freshman feel to join during their first semester. Gardner said the committee endorsed that approach. John Hughes, chairman of the board of the Fraternity Alumni Association, said he disagrees with the board’s and Crisp’s right to change the GPA requirements without going through self-governed
“So many of our fraternity system members go on to Wall Street … that’s because they’re so good at gaming the system.”
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Greek organizations. “The standards of excellence agreement is a bilateral agreement between alumni and undergraduates and the University administration on how we’re going to govern ourselves,” Hughes said. He said the committee’s resolution was a result of Roger Perry’s fixation on the Greek system. Perry is a member of the committee and former chairman of the board who has pushed for removing fall rush for freshmen. He voiced frustration Wednesday with the Greek system and the board’s lack of progress in reforming it. “There’s a great reason why so many of our fraternity system members go on to Wall Street, and that’s because they’re so good at gaming the system,” Perry said. Crisp said the board does have the right to make this change. “In order to participate in University activities and use the University name and receive services from the University, we do believe the board has the ability to set up conditions under which that can happen,” he said. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
development and appreciate it. “The whole community was invested in the project,” she said. “It was a really, really, really cool process. Contact the Arts Editor at email@example.com.
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Hogan Medlin will present what he calls his legacy to school officials today. See pg. 1 for story.
‘aerotropolis’ aims high
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way, we made sergeant in the Durham police department on the same day and went into the Secret Service afterwards,” Millan said. “He’s always been hardworking, focused and dependable — he’s a great guy to back you up.” T hat ’s some thing campus police chiefs know well, said Tom Younce, chief of police at N.C. State University. “He’s very reliable,” Younce said. “He helped secure a grant for a live shooter drill on campuses that I’m sure we wouldn’t have been able to do without him.” Much of the time Herron advocates for campus police departments like Younce’s. He w o r k s w i t h t h e U N C General Administration and local police departments to make sure the campuses have necessary funding, training and resources for safety. That reliance on cooperation among several agencies is one of the most significant similarities with the Secret Service, where agents work with local law enforcement, federal agents and communities to protect heads of state and conduct criminal investigations, Herron said. “I worry about everything, and I seriously do,” he said. “There are certain things out there that you really can’t stop. You just have to try to prepare people to respond to it and deal with it.” Contact the State & National Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Byrns shares wisdom
Economics professor Ralph Byrns gave his much-anticipated “Last Lecture.” See pg. 4 for story.
trimming transit time
Residents will learn about a plan to cut the time it takes to get to Durham. See pg. 9 for story.
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Mission should trump the resume
nock, knock. “Would you like to donate $150 and stand on your feet for 24 hours straight?” asked the bright-eyed philanthropic duo who showed up at my door a few months ago. A little groggy, my first thought was, “No, do you want to pay ME $150 to dance for 24 hours straight?” After a little explaining, I found out that UNC Dance Marathon’s efforts were part of a larger, admirable effort sweeping the country. But my initial reaction was a product of the fact that I’m used to charities pitching opportunities to get involved in something that won’t actually make a difference. Campus organizations put together a charity bash almost every day. It’s indisputable that these events benefit thousands worldwide, but sometimes I question their effectiveness. Bottom line: Charity functions have become the norm and, consequently, many participants have lost sight of the mission. A soon-to-be-published study conducted by the Roosevelt Institute, a student think tank at UNC, addresses the issue. “Tools for Measuring the Impact of Social Organizations on the UNC Campus and Beyond” noted that common problems among student organizations’ measurement of their impact include lack of significant time investment, lack of quantitative data and a disconnect between the organization and its membership or target community. Increased transparency and accountability is what is needed to ensure that the culture of shallow resume building doesn’t decrease the quality of charity. Here in the land of “10 percent of all proceeds,” it can be all too easy to turn altruism into selfadvertising. This doesn’t apply to everyone, yet it feels pervasive. If interest really was primarily in helping out, then it follows that groups should measure the impact of their events in an effort to give the maximum benefit and make modifications for increasing their impact in the following year. That’s exactly what some charity organizations do. Take SAFEchild, for instance. This Wake County-based organization works to help families break negative parenting patterns, to improve relationship and communication skills and to take advantage of community resources. In a phone interview, Marjorie Menestres, the executive director of SAFEchild, said, “We evaluate all of the parents who complete our training and child abuse education programs. We ask them to complete pre-assessments before starting the training and postassessments after the program terminates.” For the record, UNC Dance Marathon seems to measure its impact pretty well, providing a complete list of their donations to families on their website. But in our appear-to-care culture, it’s a rarity. To many nowadays, it doesn’t really matter how effective charity work is as long as we can show future employers that we have a selfless, invested interest in humanity. So it’s no surprise that there’s no emphasis placed on evaluating effectiveness. Sub-par aid of disconnected involvement with charity is less likely to put a dent in the needs of our society. To be truly effective, we need to shift our focus from our resumes to our missions: “For the kids.”
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Grad student residency process too cumbersome
TO THE EDITOR: As a graduate student and lifelong resident of North Carolina, I applaud The Daily Tar Heel for its coverage of the graduate student residency process. While this may seem like a minor and exceedingly complex issue for the rest of the University community, it has the potential to jeopardize the University’s ability to recruit and retain top graduate students. In my four years in Chapel Hill, I have seen an important administrative mechanism intended to keep out-of-state undergraduate and professional students from securing in-state tuition rates become an increasing burden of time and money for teaching assistants and their sponsoring departments. As TAs, graduate students work for the state. In accordance with N.C. General Assembly guidelines, they should be considered in-state residents after living and working in North Carolina for one year. The graduate residency process does not save the University or the state money. By denying in-state status to an increasing number of TAs, it may seem like the University has generated more revenue from out-of-state graduate tuition. In actuality, the University is merely charging its own departments more for TAs. To add further frustration, administrators responsible for residency decisions do not have to tell applicants why they were denied in-state residency, and appeals hearings can often be quite intrusive affairs. Lost in the unclear guidelines and the unnecessary hours that the process demands from administrators and students alike is a central point: TAs are state employees, not opportunists who are trying to “game” the system. Jonathan Hancock Graduate Student History son into the madness. This is a perfect time to bring up a certain basketball-related absurdity: the length of our players’ shorts. The baggy, knee-length apparel worn by Roy’s boys and players nationwide bears little resemblance to anything that could rationally be termed “shorts.” Historic montages honoring the glory of Carolina players of the ’80s and before brought to us snippets of the good old days of shorter, tighter shorts. Not only would shorter shorts display the ample thigh muscles our Tar Heels have worked so hard to build and tone, they would also allow for more agile, freer motion, giving us an advantage against our sagging opponents. Additionally, bringing back the short shorts would provide a valuable statement on gender equality — men, too, deserve ample opportunity to be ogled by members of both sexes — and would pay homage to Carolina basketball history. If tiny blue shorts were good enough for Michael, they should be good enough for us. That’s the long and short (mostly short) of it. Erin Becker Senior English Anasa Hicks Senior History
Ready for math and science
A new study suggests students are not prepared for the sciences. It’s up to universities to show the way.
about their grade performance arises from the realization that their ability is lower than they expected — not because they aren’t willing to put the required effort into math or science majors. The conclusion to draw is obvious: Many of our peers aren’t prepared in the areas of math and science. It’s not that there isn’t zeal — there’s just not the requisite knowledge. It also sadly suggests that students will abandon their passions simply to make high grades. UNC already has programs aimed at mitigating a lack of preparedness. Bobbi Owen, senior associate dean of undergraduate education, pointed to Summer Bridge as one example. Summer Bridge seeks to fill what Owen calls “knowledge deficits,” and has added chemistry instruction to help bolster science education.
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common campus stereotype is the student who comes to college wanting to be a doctor, and leaves with a degree in philosophy. The student abandoning the natural sciences, for whatever reason, has become a cultural meme. A working paper posted by two university professors this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the underlying causes of many students’ retreat from math and science. The revealing research shows the vital role of universities leveraging resources to ensure their own students are prepared. The study suggests students enter college as open to majoring in math or science as any other major, but many drop these pursuits because they believe their grade performance is threatened. Even more crucial, students’ changes in beliefs
This raises many questions for UNC. Future teachers are trained here, as are future scientists, mathematicians and doctors. UNC’s Innovation Roadmap is also cognizant of the importance of the sciences. Our programs to cope with students’ lack of preparedness can only address symptoms, not causes. Students need to be targeted at younger ages. But universities, including our own, often lead the way in tackling social problems. It’s through the work of longitudinal studies and research conducted by university faculty that these issues have been identified. Through continued research, it may prove to be higher education that formulates effective policies that allow students to come to college prepared.
helping Paws seeks to help encourage compassion
TO THE EDITOR: Animal Awareness Week, sponsored by Helping Paws, has been a fantastic success with hundreds of people coming out to meet the animals in the Pit, see the film screenings and view the Animal Liberation Project panels that PETA2 brought to UNC. This week was not meant to shock, horrify or guilt you, but to create an informed dialogue about how animals play an integral role in our daily lives. Even if you don’t have pets or otherwise see animals all of the time, you make daily decisions that impact animals worldwide. When you purchase cosmetics and household cleaners you can choose to purchase products from companies that test on animals or from companies who have made it their mission to institute compassion and don’t. When you purchase clothes you can choose to wear pieces made from leather, wool and fur stripped from animals or you can wear fibers made from plants. Most importantly, with each meal, you can choose to eat meat raised in horrendously cruel factory farm conditions, eat meat from sustainably-bred animals that were treated with a modicum of respect or abstain from eating meat altogether. Hope fully e ver yone has learned they can be compassionate consumers, because regardless of whether you are an herbivore or an omnivore, there are thousands of steps you can take to relieve animal suffering. Today, Helping Paws will be in the Pit again with puppies and information about how to make humane choices. We hope that you will stop by and visit. Alex Lane Co-chairwoman Helping Paws UNC
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Bright future ahead
ccording to the 2010 report from the Solar Energ y Industries Association, North Carolina ranked ninth in the United States in its availability of solar-powered electricity. Of all states, North Carolina might be the last one would have expected to be a leader in solar capacity. It presents an opportunity not only for utilities, but for students and researchers at our institutions to play a role in expanding the technology. In 2007, the N.C. legislature passed a bill which ultimately required the state to place an emphasis on renewable energy resources. The bill called for at least 12.5 percent of kilowatthour electricity to come from renewable energy resources. The benefits of having a repu-
North Carolina must continue to cultivate solar technology
table solar presence do come at a cost. Solar energy has the highest total levelized costs of any other resource plant type including nuclear, wind and geothermal. It’s why it is important for researchers in our state to continue their contributions to development and scaling. As capacity increases, there’s also a role for leading in lowering energy demand. For instance, particle film technology developed by UNC’s own Joseph DeSimone could lower energy costs for buildings. Today, solar energy installations are massively huge and massively expensive, even after a 20 percent decrease in solar energy cost last year. It is imperative that our state remain on the cutting edge of not only staying atop other states in megawatt availability, but also in decreasing solar energy cost to make further nationwide implementation more attainable. North Carolina utilities should stay at the forefront of innovating technologies that make solar energy practical. To a great extent, they have already done this by creating incentives and by purchasing solar power from others who have invested in the technology — saving them the high initial cost. It’s a strategy that should be continued. North Carolina has demonstrated it can lead on the next energy transition. But there’s still plenty of work to be done. Now, our institutions can leverage their resources to do even better.
ralph byrns, a beloved professor, will be missed
TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to Ralph Byrns, professor of economics at UNC, for receiving the Carolina Chiron Award. This award recognizes him for his remarkable character and service to the undergraduate population of the University. It is an opportunity for UNC to publicly celebrate and share the exceptional undergraduate teaching that is vital to Carolina’s greatness. There are only a few professors I will remember for life, and professor Byrns is one of them. He truly changed the way I approached economics — I learned to love the class and the subject and now it is part of my life. With gratitude and admiration, professor Byrns will be missed. Laura Rozo Freshman Business and Political Science
A 74-year-old man recently became an honorary member of Zeta Beta Tau. His pledge process probably wasn’t too cumbersome. Maybe some jelly wrestling was involved. You’re my boy, Blue.
UNC’s rugby team pounded Duke 94-0. Apparently the New Jersey golf clubs don’t promote contact sports — nobody wants to sell off stock to pay for a nose job. Nice job, UNC rugby.
UNC might drop Snoop Dogg like he’s hot, if a policy against commercial promotion s w a y s o ff i c i a l s . Hopefully Snoop can still make it — we can reminisce about our middle school years and his outdated relevance.
UnC basketball players’ shorts are way too long
TO THE EDITOR: We’re all overcome by March Madness, but sometimes it’s necessary to inject a bit of rea-
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Roy’s Boys are back in the Sweet 16 yet again. FYI, ladies (and some men): Kendall Marshall is featured shirtless in a recent DTH “Pit Talk” video. Friday night is shaping up to be a great night to be a Tar Heel. Up next: Elite Eight.
Humans vs. Zombies
Again? This is not the set of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” This is not a post-apocalyptic world in which the undead threaten mankind. This is college. So find a date or read a book or have a drink; most of all, just put away the Nerf guns.
Parking permit fees
The average student permit costs $553 and is only expected to increase. Huge jaywalking fines, and now this? Here’s a hint: expired meter tickets are only $15 — it’d take almost 40 tickets to equal one average parking permit.
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mark laichena evaluates the emphasis on international experiences.
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