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Grade context policy approved
will a≠ect students entering after 2012
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hogan Medlin presented a proposal to reform the arts at UNC last month. Movement on elements of the plan has stalled with different groups deferring responsibility.
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implementation of Medlin’s artistic legacy remains unclear
by nick andersen
With the tacit support of some of the University’s biggest artistic policy makers, former Student Body President Hogan Medlin’s broad proposal to reform the arts at UNC seemed set for success. Now, almost a month after it was presented at the year’s last Board of Trustees meeting, the plan — parts of which have already been developed by unrelated groups — has stalled. “It’s really up to Hogan,” Student Body President Mary Cooper said. “I need to hear what he wants to do.” The Arts Innovation Plan, one of Medlin’s biggest administrative priorities, set out a series of guidelines to help diversify creative outlets for students.
It called for increased funding for artistic projects, an expansion of art classes in the general curriculum and a push for more visible art in campus spaces. Additionally, a new, free-standing arts innovation council would administer a competitive grant for the arts, currently valued at at least $20,000. Cooper has not yet decided how her administration will incorporate the standing arts committee or govern the arts fund. “I’ll probably help out more than be in charge,” Cooper said. “There definitely might be better people to run these kinds of things.” Cooper suggested that one of the co-chairmen of the arts advocacy committee of student government could take charge of the arts fund.
Medlin did not respond to multiple requests for comment. As Cooper’s administration works to determine how to best implement Medlin’s vision, the Chancellor’s Student Innovation Team has already developed some of those recommendations. The team’s arts and humanities working group has been working since last fall to create a more formalized process to hang student art in campus buildings, among other arts-related initiatives. “There’s a complete duplication of labor if both groups were to go forward,” said group member Ian Lee, former student body secretary and a member of both CSIT and Medlin’s arts steering committee. “I don’t think that Hogan understood what we were doing (with CSIT) when he set up his committee.”
With an average campus grade point average of 3.1, UNC is one of many universities nationwide questioning the true value of a grade point average in the face of grade inflation. But with a policy that will include contextual information on transcripts, the value of that 3.1 GPA — and of all grades received at UNC — will hinge on the relative performance of a student’s peers. On Friday, the Faculty Council approved the policy with a 21-13 vote. The change will apply to students entering UNC in 2012 and after. Under the new policy, each student transcript will include the median grade in each of their classes, the student’s percentile rank compared to peers in the same section and a “scheduled point average” — the average median grade for all students enrolled in the student’s mix of courses. The policy will also send grade reports to faculty and publish class grade distributions online. McKay Coble, chairwoman of the Faculty Council, said the plan was a year in the making. After the Faculty Council unanimously approved a resolution endorsing expanded grade reports last year, it appointed a committee to create a plan.
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Freshman faces misdemeanor charge for report
by andy thoMason
AssistANt UNivErsity Editor
The freshman who claimed to have been the victim of a hate crime two weeks ago is now facing a misdemeanor charge for filing a false police report. Quinn Matney, 19, of Asheville, went to the Department of Public Safety voluntarily Friday, where he was charged and released, said Randy Young, DPS spokesman. The freshman is scheduled to appear in court May 16 in Hillsborough, Young said. Matney, who is gay, filed a report with DPS on April 5. The report stated that a man verbally
Quinn Matney told police he was assaulted near Craige Residence Hall in an anti-gay hate crime.
insulted his sexuality on the Craige Residence Hall footbridge before severely burning his arm early in the morning of April 4. Young said DPS determined April 12 that Matney had lied about the incident. His father later said the injuries were selfinflicted.
Misdemeanor charges like the one facing Matney are usually punished with a community sentence, said Jeff Welty, an assistant professor of public law and government at the UNC School of Government. David Crescenzo, an attorney with Student Legal Services, said a case like Matney’s will likely result in the student entering into a program of deferred prosecution. Under deferred prosecution, Matney would be required to perform community service, enroll in an instructional course or both, Crescenzo said. Matney would then be able to
have the charge expunged, removing any record of the case from court records, Crescenzo added. Matney’s father, David Matney III, said he doesn’t know if his son will accept a program of deferred prosecution if one is offered. “We’ll do whatever we think is going to work out best for him,” Matney, who is an attorney, said. He added that his son does not yet have a lawyer. Welty said that it is impossible to predict what factors the court will consider when deciding Matney’s case. Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs, said any disci-
pline from the University will come through the Honor Court. “The information will be given to the honor system. Whether that will result in charges or any discipline is up to the system,” he said. Before the report was found to be falsified, the University’s gay community rallied around Matney in a show of support. Jeff DeLuca, co-president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight Alliance, said the community continues to stand by Matney. “We still want to offer Quinn all the support we can,” he said.
David Matney said the publicity surrounding his son has made things more painful. “It is not fun. It is not pleasant. It makes dealing with the other problems harder,” he said. Given the volume of publicity, even an expunction would do little to clear Matney’s name, Crescenzo said. “Obviously, in a case like this, the fact that he did something will be known to people,” he said. Assistant Editor Jeanna Smialek contributed reporting. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
legendary announcer durham retires
by Jonathan Jones
After 40 years as the “Voice of the Tar Heels,” play-by-play announcer Woody Durham retired Tuesday night. Durham, 69, has called more than 1,800 North Carolina football and men’s basketball games in his career. UNC will hold a press Woody conference Durham called W e d n e s d a y four of North at 10 a.m. for the official Carolina’s announcenational titles. ment. “You hear UNC sports and you think Woody Durham,” said Greg Tilley, who spotted for Durham at UNC football games this past season. “It’s that way for me and a
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you woody. without a doubt. when they sing “hark the sound of tar heel voices....” you’re the definition of that. thanks for the memories. go heels! Mark gunter: here’s to woody! it won’t be the same without you.
lot of people who know or listen to him. He is UNC sports.” Spectators at Kenan Stadium and the Smith Center could frequently be seen with headsets on during games, tuning into Durham and his call. “I don’t think I’ve ever known Woody to be at a loss for words. Ever,” Tilley said. “But when you go into the room, every game for me it was a feeling of nervous-
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i’ve listened to you my whole life. it’s been wonderful hearing Mr. durham over the years. he’ll be dearly missed. renee tatum: Now you can come to the games, tailgate and actually enjoy them. you will be missed. Nobody compares to you…
ness and excitement all rolled into one. When the game was over, you couldn’t believe it was over. It was fun and energetic.” Durham announced his retirement one day after Harrison Barnes announced he would return for his sophomore season to the Tar Heels. His retirement comes as a surprise, as there was no farewell tour or announcement during the season.
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“I think it was Woody trying to do it on his own terms,” Tilley said. The 1963 UNC graduate began his career in broadcasting when he was 16 years old. He began calling UNC football and men’s basketball in 1971 and has been honored as the state’s top sportscaster 13 times. Along with calling the Tar Heels’ games, he also hosted the radio shows Butch Davis Live and Roy Williams Live. Durham was very much a part of the Tar Heel family. He called four UNC national championships and often wore a national championship ring. His preparation for games lasted all week for football and basketball games. Durham made detailed charts to use during the games. “He would give them to me
Judge: UnC should have ﬁlled requests
by keren goldshlager
A Wake County Superior Court judge wrote Tuesday that UNC should have complied with certain public records requests filed by media during the NCAA investigation of the football team. Complete phone records of key officials involved in the investigation and athlete parking tickets — records requested by the The Daily Tar Heel, the (Raleigh) News & Observer and other media — should have been released, wrote Judge Howard Manning, who heard arguments from both UNC and media lawyers Friday. The University withheld the information because officials
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Unredacted phone records for Athletic director dick Baddour, head coach Butch davis and former assistant coach John Blake parking tickets issued to 11 student athletes
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Names, employment dates and salaries of all individuals employed as tutors for UNC athletes
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this day in history
aPril 20, 2004 …
“the gift,” a mosaic of light-colored brick, is dedicated. located in the courtyard between the student Union buildings, it was UNC’s first monument to Native Americans.
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senior Josh stewart, a former football team walk-on, will intern at the Cannes film festival in france and try to break into the film industry.
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tuesdays are story time days at the Chapel hill public library. view a collection of pictures from one of tuesday’s sessions.
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NOTED. A lawsuit seeking to force Taco Bell to stop labeling its meat as beef was voluntarily withdrawn Tuesday. The lawsuit alleged the chain restaurant’s “seasoned beef ” contained too many non-meat substances to meet federal beef guidelines. “This sets the record straight about the high quality of our seasoned beef,” Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed said. QUOTED. “A few beers maybe and a ladder, it’s a bad combination.” — Andrew Short, a recently registered amateur beekeeper who was stung 60 times while trying to remove a hive of 8,000 bees from his roof. The bees crawled into his bee suit after he accidentally bumped the hive on the way down the ladder. Short had drunk four beers beforehand.
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Parenting support talk: university of south carolina psychology professor Ron Prinz will give a lecture titled “embedding child-maltreatment Prevention in a Population approach to Parenting and family support.” Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. location: sonja haynes stone center auditorium location: chapman hall Politics documentary: watch a documentary and discuss political redistricting and gerrymandering across north carolina and the united states. Time: 7 p.m. location: carroll hall, Room 111 Slavery speaker: n.c. state university history professor katherine mellen charron will give a lecture on a north carolina slave’s recollections from the civil war era. Time: 7 p.m. location: burwell school historic site, 319 n churton st., hillsborough kamikazi show: student hip-hop dance group kamikazi will perform during its spring showcase, along with bhangra elite and n.c. state university’s fusion. Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. location: union auditorium Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. location: n.c. botanical garden education center Sea life lecture: marine sciences professor christopher martens will discuss the adaptations made by sea life in the deepest parts of the ocean. cost is $10. Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. location: friday center branford marsalis show: branford marsalis will play saxophone with the north carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, led by the director of unc’s jazz studies program. Time: 7:30 p.m. location: memorial hall Tourette’s event: learn about tourette’s syndrome and enter a raffle to benefit children with the disorder. Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. location: hanes art center auditorium
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A suspicious person approached a teen at a bus stop between 7:30 a.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday at 2 Sheppard Lane, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
n Someone assaulted a victim by grabbing him and throwing him to the ground at 8:34 a.m. Monday at 4304 Pope Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone held up his or her middle fingers while walking past a house and threw trash in the yard at 10:11 a.m. Monday at 51 Oakwood Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
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Sexism speaker: feminist activist gail dines will give a multimedia presentation on how pornography, television and other media shape masculinity and femininity. Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Flower painting: Practice painting the delicate peony flower. Prior brush painting experience is recommended.
Someone took a canoe and a kayak from behind a house between 5 p.m. April 1 and 4 p.m. Friday at 209 Markham Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The stolen Grumman canoe worth $250 was recovered, but the Emotion kayak worth $300 is still
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Sprinkler installation will limit collection accessibility
Fire sprinklers will be installed in the Wilson Special Collections Library stacks starting summer 2011. The project will affect research material availability during the 2011-12 academic year. The project is expected to last about one year and will cause each of the library’s nine stack floors to close for six to eight weeks. The materials in each work zone will be enclosed in floor-to-ceiling protective sheeting. The closing schedule has not yet been finalized, but the Wilson Library staff is contacting users in an effort to limit the impact on researchers. Anyone who expects to need specific collections materials during summer 2011 or in the 2011-12 academic year should contact the library to make arrangements. The project will affect the North Carolina Collection, the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, the Southern Historical Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, University Archives and Records Management Services and the Rare Book Collection. The project is not expected to disrupt Wilson Library’s reading rooms, galleries, music library or science collections.
wednesday, april 20, 2011
Cooper group to lobby state locals
aims to inform students on process
By AARON MOORe
With budget cuts looming on the horizon, Student Body President Mary Cooper has set up a system through which students can make their voices heard as the state legislature finalizes those cuts this summer. The student government advocacy team, a new executive committee, will email students during the summer with instructions on how to lobby legislators, Cooper said. The team will also organize weekly trips to Raleigh to lobby the legislature personally. Cooper said it is crucial to implement the new system now so students can become educated and involved before budget decisions are made.
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likely this year. Cooper’s predecessor, Hogan Medlin, expressed frustration last summer that he was not involved in the supplement decision. And Cooper said she wants to make sure that doesn’t happen again. “We need to be able to step in and say, ‘When you vote on this, you are affecting me,’” said Zealan Hoover, student body vice president.
Last summer, administrators added a $750 supplement to the tuition proposal already approved. Administrators and student leaders have said throughout the year that a higher supplement is
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Cooper’s executive branch officers will go from classroom to classroom over the next week, she said, encouraging students to sign up for a listserv that will keep them apprised of summer developments. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for students to know what they can do to make a difference,” Cooper said. Although the N.C. House appropriations subcommittee on education has already proposed cutting 17.4 percent of the UNC system’s budget, Hoover said the University needs to lower that number to between 10 and 12 percent. Members of Cooper’s administration also said they hope to limit any supplements. “(Legislators) made a promise that students can come here to get a four-year education, and if they raise tuition considerably then there are students who won’t be coming back next year,” Hoover said. Holly Boardman, former student body vice president, said adding more student voices might help protect the University from excessive cuts. “Student voices are critical,” Boardman said. “Legislators need to hear them and they respond to them.” But she added that advocacy efforts don’t guarantee a positive result.
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American Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes Hall
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall has been elected as a fellow in prestigious national honor society the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hall is a historian of Southern women’s studies and is the founding director of the Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South. She has led the program for 37 years, during which it has recorded about 4,300 first-hand accounts of history. She is among 212 new academy fellows, all of whom will be inducted Oct. 1 at academy headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Including Hall, UNC has 34 faculty members in the academy. The academy was founded in 1780. Ha l l h a s p r e v i o u s l y b e e n awarded a National Humanities Medal, given by President Bill Clinton, for her work in deepening the nation’s understanding of the humanities.
Residential structure fire causes $2,000 of damage
The Orange County Communications Center dispatched fire engines to a structure fire call on Ashley Forest Road at about 10:37 p.m. Monday. When the first engine company arrived about two minutes later, the apartment and those adjacent to it had been evacuated. Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly and confined it to a bedroom. Orange County EMS transported the apartment’s occupant to the hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation. The investigation following the fire found that neighbors woke the occupant after hearing a smoke alarm and attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. Inv e s t i g a t o r s d e t e r m i n e d improperly extinguished smoking materials caused the fire and estimated structure damage to be about $2,000.
Professor donald hornstein invited his students in enst 350 to help him conduct research for his amicus brief in a case against tVa.
a brief of fresh air
legal brief prompts energy company’s reform “You’re trying to conBy elizABetH jOHNSON
Carrboro Board of Aldermen approves parking deck plan
The 300 East Main Street project came one step closer to beginning phase one of construction after the Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved the plan for its parking decks Tuesday night. The project will convert 300 E. Main St. from a one-story strip mall to a 5.5-acre complex. If the Carrboro Appearance Commission approves the design, construction will begin on parking decks, the hotel and other site work. Visit dailytarheel.com for the full story.
With 30 days and the help of nearly 100 UNC students, professor Donald Hornstein was able to help North Carolinians breathe a little easier. Hornstein and his students prepared a brief supporting North Carolina’s claims that air pollution from Tennessee Valley Authority coal plants was causing harm to the state’s economy and residents. The brief was meant to be taken to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of the state’s case, but in a historic settlement North Carolina and TVA announced they would compromise without going to court. The authority, a U.S. government-owned energy company, agreed to immediately implement changes that could transform the way it produces electricity by 2017. The dispute between the state and the authority began in 2006 when N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper decided to sue the company, claiming pollutants from four of its plants near the North Carolina border were contaminating the state’s air and causing
health problems for its citizens. Hornstein said pollutants, such as nitrogen oxide and mercury, coming from the authority’s coal-fired plants have damaged much more than the state’s economy and scenery. Chemical emissions from the four plants have been linked to the early deaths and birth defects of some North Carolinians, he said. Nearly five years and two court decisions later, Hornstein was asked by officials at the department to write an amicus brief on the case, which would supplement the state’s argument and help convince the Supreme Court to hear its plea. Hornstein said because the state has to keep a good relationship with the fourth circuit court — which dismissed the state’s case against the authority — he was able to take on issues in his brief the state could not. “I completely supported the state,” Hornstein said. “My principal strategy was to focus on the things we could do that the state had touched on but was not able to develop as strongly as we could.”
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The state called on Hornstein to conduct research and complete what he referred to as a “friend of the court effort,” for state justice officials. With the help of some of his students, the professor worked at “light speed” to complete the amicus brief in 30 days. Hornstein said 15 law students and nearly 100 undergraduate students from his environmental law and policy class researched topics including the history of the case and the Supreme Court justices’ voting records on environmental policy. Third-year law student Elizabeth Gregory said the opportunity to work with Hornstein on such a historic case was an amazing way to gain firsthand experience. “Here is an example of how professors
A nearly 14-acre development could change the face of one of Chapel Hill’s most frequented entrances. Charterwood development, which is planned to include retail and office space in addition to 87 residential units, would be constructed on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Weaver Dairy Road. Residents worried about increased traffic congestion and environmental damage voiced concerns to the Chapel Hill Town Council April 11. The development’s plans are temporarily halted until the council reviews an updated proposal in May. Until then, Bill Christian, managing partner of Charterwood development, said he will continue to revise his plans to fulfill the residents’ requests. But Christian said he is frustrated by the delays. “We have been in the process of getting this planned and approved for almost three years,” he said. “Now we have a real uphill battle because the protest petition was filed.” Charterwood development has applied for a special-use permit from the town that would allow them to build a higher-density complex. Part of the site would be rezoned from a residential district to a mixed-use village. The proposal requires seven out of nine town council members to vote in Charterwood’s favor because of the petition. Christian said he has gotten mixed results from the council. “I don’t know what to do now,” he said. “When you get nine different responses, it puts you in a real quandary.” Christian has worked with civil engineering company Michael A. Neal and Associates to create plans for storm water drainage and preservation of oak trees. “In a perfect world, you wouldn’t touch anything and you wouldn’t develop it from an environmental standpoint, so it’s just been an ongoing process in how we’ve addressed all the environmental issues,” said Ben Lennon, an engineer for the project. Council member Donna Bell said the town council needs to consider the feedback from residents before making a decision, but a mixed-use development seems like an appropriate building type for the area. “We look at different forms of development to make the best use of the land we have,” she said. The development will include
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UNC Symphony Orchestra to present final concert tonight
The UNC Symphony Orchestra will perform in its final concert of the school year at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Memorial Hall. Under the direction of conductor Tonu Kalam, the ensemble features 100 student musicians. The concert will feature a guest soloist performance from Grammy Award-winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, one of the world’s most renowned vocal artists and a current guest lecturer at UNC. Tickets are $10 for students, faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. See music.unc.edu for more. -From staff and wire reports
nC state students start tornado aid initiative
By eliSe yOUNg
N.C. State University’s student leaders are responding quickly to help those affected by Saturday’s tornadoes. Students met Monday night to discuss ways to support the Raleigh area — including Shaw University and St. Augustine’s College — through fundraising and volunteering. Tornado damage forced Shaw to close for the remainder of the semester, and St. Augustine’s canceled its Monday classes. “This is really like a shock to the whole downtown Raleigh area,” said LaMarcus Davis, business manager for Shaw’s student gov-
ernment association. N.C. State students said they want the initiative, which is called Universities United: Supporting our State, to eventually provide aid across the state and encourage other universities to do the same. “We definitely want to empower students to be their own advocates for change,” said Ethan Harrelson, president of N.C. State’s student senate. “Because it’s so close to home, a lot of students are looking to support the community,” he said. “It should be our responsibility as the UNC system to support the community.” Harrelson and N.C. State Student Body President-elect
Chandler Thompson said student volunteers will participate in a WRAL telethon today and a clean-up day on Shaw’s campus Thursday. The initiative will also launch a fundraising drive with hopes of raising $10,000 by the end of the semester. “We’re really looking to help out the community around us,” Thompson said. “Where they have needs, we’re looking to help.” She said the university is considering the possibility of providing housing on its campus for Shaw students who need to stay in the area until the end of the semester. But foreign students, who would be the ones to have trouble find-
ing housing, will probably be able to stay with university advisers, Davis said. “The majority of the campus has cleaned out,” he said. Students must leave the campus by the end of the week, Davis said. Harrelson said the Universities United initiative will continue into the fall, and it might include larger events, such as concerts. “It’s definitely going to be an issue that’s going to take some time to fix,” he said. UNC Association of Student Governments President Atul Bhula said he is not planning on facilitating a systemwide relief effort, but he will talk with campus student body presidents this week and
encourage them to get their schools involved in individual outreach. Bhula said he wants to help those affected by the tornadoes as much as possible. “I’ve witnessed the damage personally, and I know that it’s pretty bad out there,” he said. “It’s really impacted the universities and the students themselves, too.” Davis said he appreciates the outside support. “I’m really loving it,” he said. “That really shows that it doesn’t matter which institution you go to — you’re always going to have someone to help you.” Contact the State & National Editor at email@example.com.
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Huge 5th inning propels UnC
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Freshman emanuel grabs his ﬁfth victory
Finds redemption after last outing
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The No. 13 North Carolina baseball team returned home Tuesday evening stuck in a rut after a demoralizing three-game sweep at the hands of N.C. State this past weekend. But after falling behind 2-0 to Coastal Carolina, the Tar Heels got a push from Chanticleers pitchers Keith Hessler bASebALL and Stefan Coastal 3 del Pino, who UnC 8 issued three walks and a hitby-pitch to help the Tar Heels to a 3-2 lead. Colin Moran took it from there. The freshman smacked a basesloaded bullet to center field that plated three of UNC’s seven fifthinning runs and put the Tar Heels in cruise control for an 8-3 win. “Coming off of this weekend, obviously we got swept by State and you never want that to happen,” UNC shortstop Levi Michael said. “But I think it’s going to turn into a positive for us. It humbled us a little bit and refocused us, so now I think we’re ready to go for the rest of the season.” The Tar Heels (31-8, 12-6 ACC) came into the game with their work cut out for them against a CCU team that has qualified for the NCAA tournament in each of the past four seasons and currently sits in first place in the Big South conference. In his first career start, UNC right-hander Andrew Smith gave up a pair of line drives and a walk to load the bases before the last of his 26 first-inning pitches struck out Taylor Motter to end the threat. Still, CCU (24-13, 10-2 Big South) broke through with two runs in the second. Smith might have incurred further damage were it not for catcher Jacob Stallings, who caught Tucker Frawley deadto-rights after he tried to steal second on a fastball in the dirt. It was Stallings’ ACC-leading 20th runner caught stealing of the season. The league’s nearest catcher has thrown out 11 runners. “Luckily the ball stayed pretty close to me,” Stallings said. “I knew that we were throwing through so I just went ahead and (second baseman) Tommy (Coyle) made a really good play out there.” It was one of several nice plays
levi michael went 2-for-4 with a walk monday in north Carolina’s 8-3 win against Coastal Carolina. the shortstop batted .400 in an otherwise dismal series against n.C. state. “it humbled us a little bit and refocused us,” he said.
by Coyle in the first game after a weekend that had been particularly unkind to him. After making three errors and reaching base safely just once in Raleigh, Coyle was the first Tar Heel to get a hit off Hessler with a ground ball through the right side in the third. Later, he drove in UNC’s first run by working a fullcount walk with the bases loaded. Coyle’s success extended to the field, where he made a bare-handed play to deny Jacob May a bunt single in the top of the fourth. “He’s about as tough a nut as I’ll ever coach here, he doesn’t let any of that phase him,” UNC coach Mike Fox said. “I have a lot of confidence in Tommy, he’ll be fine.” Coyle’s defense helped Smith keep the Tar Heels in the game after the second inning. Smith bounced back with two scoreless frames, again working out of trouble in the third when he got Motter to ground out to third with two outs and runners at the corners. “I thought he was good, not as sharp as he typically is, but I think he’ll continue to be a good starter for us,” Stallings said. “I think it was a good learning experience for him.” The same might be said for the rest of the Tar Heels. Contact the Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr e s h m a n p i t c h e r K e n t Emanuel’s last appearance for the North Carolina baseball team was brief and ugly – a microcosm of last weekend’s series. The Tar Heels were swept in three games in Raleigh and Emanuel recorded only four outs in his start Saturday. Emanuel was offered a chance at redemption in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium in relief of freshman Andrew Smith. Smith went a career high four complete innings in his first start. The freshman gave up the game’s first two runs. Emanuel wasted no time in exacting his revenge, fooling Coastal Carolina’s leadoff man Scott Woodward for the strikeout. The left-handed pitcher went on to give up just four hits and one run in three innings of work, a considerable improvement from his 1 1/3 innings at N.C. State, where he allowed five hits and two runs compared to just one strikeout. “I’m a big believer in getting guys back out there,” UNC coach Mike Fox said. “That’s about as big of a motivator as you can have. If you’re a competitor, what do you want to do after you fail? You want to get right back out there.” Emanuel rebounded strongly in Tuesday’s game and peaked at the perfect time for UNC. After the Tar Heels’ offensive explosion in the home half of the fifth inning, Emanuel took to the bump in the sixth to put the nail in the coffin. He struck out Chanticleers Rich Witten, Taylor Motter and Tucker Frawley in order to send the Tar Heels back to the dugout. “It’s always nice to put up a zero after you score,” Emanuel said. “It’s a great way to get momentum.” Fox was more enthused by Emanuel’s control of the inning. “That’s huge, three strikeouts boom-boom-boom,” Fox said. “It pretty much sends the message, ‘Hey, we’ve got the momentum in our dugout and you’re not getting
Kent Emanuel came in to pitch for Andrew smith in the fifth inning and threw three innings, allowing only four hits and four strikeouts.
it back.’ I thought that was a big inning by Kent.” Woodward took revenge in the seventh inning as he notched an RBI single up the middle. But the last laugh belonged to Emanuel — he picked Woodward off at first base for the second out of the inning. “I thought I made a pretty good pitch; he did a good job of getting out over the plate to get that ball,” Emanuel said. “It always feels good to pick them off after they get a hit regardless of who it is.” In his three innings, Emanuel struck out four batters and didn’t allow a walk. He was awarded his fifth win of the season for his efforts in what was only his fourth appearance in relief. His other four wins came from the starting role. The win marks Emanuel’s fourth consecutive appearance without giving up a walk. But for Emanuel, the improvement in performance came naturally. “Just locating,” he said, “just pitching in general. I don’t feel like there was anything specific that I did today that I didn’t do in Raleigh. I think in general, I threw strikes and made good pitches.” Emanuel is scheduled to start again in Sunday’s series finale with Miami. Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
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Josh Stewart, who hopes to find work in the film industry after he graduates this year, will travel to France to intern at the Cannes Film Festival.
ex-football player turns to ﬁlm
by Carson blaCkwelder
Senior defensive back Josh Stewart wasn’t on the football field last fall. The 2007 walk-on chose instead to focus on his recently declared communications degree — and try his hand at one of the most highly regarded film festivals in the world. This summer, Stewart will join about 30 other American students at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. As interns in the Creative Minds in Cannes program, Stewart and the other students in the program are responsible for creating a 10-minute film to be screened and judged at the festival. Interns will also have the chance to work with influential production companies. “The internship is a two-part deal, allowing you to learn about the business side while showcasing your talent and creativity,” Stewart said.
Students are matched with a company according to their interests in the film industry. “Hopefully I will be set up with a good production company and can take full advantage of all of the networking opportunities,” Stewart said. Stewart applied for Creative Minds in Cannes on a whim after seeing a flier in Swain Hall. “I saw it as an opportunity to immerse me in the film industry,” he said. The internship would also allow him to gain experience beyond what is offered at UNC. “You get all your technical skills here, but it’s hard to really see the business side of it until you get involved,” he said. “This internship is geared toward that.” Formerly an exercise and sports science major, Stewart has quickly caught up in his communications degree. Nadia Dawisha, a graduate student in the communications
department, has Stewart in class and said he is a skilled film analyst. “His commitment, desire and open mind will help him in this internship,” Dawisha said. Stewart is looking forward to the contacts he will be able to make and the opportunities that will open for him, he said. “I keep thinking that, for him, it is going to be a turning point in his career,” said Martine Antle, a professor of French in the Romance languages department, who also teaches classes on European cinema. Though Stewart is excited about meeting the prestigious names and walking the red carpet, he is looking forward to making this a productive two weeks, he said. “If I was him, I wouldn’t sleep the entire time I was there,” Antle said.
Cannes — in its 64th year this May— showed 964 feature-length films and 38 short films last year. Actor Robert De Niro is the jury president for 2011. Uma Thurman, Jude Law and six others will make up the rest of the jury that chooses which films win awards. The festival begins May 11. Stewart — who does not speak any French — said he is packing a travel book of French phrases. But ultimately, he feels prepared. “The program prides itself on the amount of exposure you get and the exclusive opportunity to get to meet people you wouldn’t have the opportunity to normally,” he said. “Hopefully, I can impress a few people.” Contact the Arts Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For the first time since opening doors to patients in 1947, UNC Hospitals might not receive any state appropriations. The N.C. General Assembly recently proposed eliminating its entire 2012 fiscal year appropriation of $44 million to UNC Hospitals. These funds are used to help offset the cost of uncompensated care. For the 2011 fiscal year, UNC Hospitals was appropriated $32 million by the state government to offset an expected $306 million in uncompensated care, said Jennifer James, spokeswoman for UNC Hospitals. “It is definitely disheartening that we will receive no appropriation from the state,” she said. “It has helped in providing many beneficial services for our patients.” Care is considered uncompensated when a patient receives health care services but is unable to pay for them. This also happens when Medicare and Medicaid reimburse the hospital with less money than the services cost the hospital. The elimination of state appropriations would mean that individual hospital departments must find ways to trim their budgets, which will be approved in May. The state appropriation represents about 3 percent of the $1.8 billion revenue that UNC Hospitals collects, James said. While the cuts will impact the ability of the hospital to fund a variety of expenditures, it will not impact core operations, she said. “We are still going to see all patients, insured and uninsured,” James said. “There will be no hospital bill increase or staff layoffs. The quality of care provided will not be affected.” Adam Searing, project director for the N.C. Justice Center’s N.C. Health Access Coalition, said it is unreasonable for the legislature to cut funds from UNC Hospitals. “These are mean-spirited, morally wrong budget cuts. They devalue working people and the needs that they have,” he said. “I have listened to many people who drive all
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BOCC considers 2 sewer options
debates cost e∞ciency, development
by Chelsey Dulaney
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New proposals could bring more transportation services and industry to Orange County. The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to continue discussing a water and sewer plan for the BuckhornMebane economic development area that could open up the area to future commercial development. County Planning Director Craig Benedict said the county is considering two options for the system. The original design called for a force main — a pressurized pipe system — to be installed that would serve a 300-acre area. But a second proposal that would install a gravity system capable of serving 423 acres could appeal to
developers who might want to relocate to the area. Benedict said the gravity system would cost the county up to about $1.1 million in construction costs compared to the $475,000 cost for the original plan. “If a project comes into that area, they’re going to have to put the gravity system in instead and abandon the force main,” he said. Commissioner Vice Chairman Steve Yuhasz said he thought the second option would be more costefficient in the long term. “It seems to me that we will get a lot of design for a bargain price here,” he said. The commissioners stressed that they will not make a decision on the plan until the proposal’s next public hearing. sion, the judge ruled in favor of the University that names, employment dates and salaries of student tutors are protected by FERPA. The DTH, the News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer were among eight news organizations that filed suit in October. Chancellor Holden Thorp, head football coach Butch Davis, athletic director Dick Baddour and Jeff McCracken, chief and director of the Department of Public Safety, are the four defendants named in the lawsuit.
“We haven’t made any decisions yet,” Commissioner Barry Jacobs said. “We haven’t precluded the effect of their comments.” The board also discussed a regional and local transportation planning initiative that could bring a light rail and increased busing options to Orange and Durham counties. The initiative would be funded by a possible half-cent sales tax increase and a $10 vehicle registration fee. Benedict said several different options have been discussed between Orange and Durham counties regarding cost-sharing and busing services. Board Chairwoman Bernadette Pelissier said she was concerned that the light rail’s limited hours would only enhance services in urban areas. “If it does not serve the rural In a statement Tuesday, Thorp expressed mixed feelings about Manning’s decision. He said he was pleased Manning had reaffirmed the privacy of student tutors — but unhappy with other information deemed public. “We are disappointed with the court’s apparent interpretation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act as it applies to student records related to phone numbers and parking tickets,” he said. “This has far-reaching implications for all of our students and their records that we believe federal law protects.” Thorp said the University would evaluate its options for appeal after the ruling is finalized. Amanda Martin, general counsel for the N.C. Press Association, argued in court on Friday that the University had applied FERPA too broadly. “There is no straightforward or common sense meaning that phone records or parking tickets are part of an educational record,” she said
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said it was shielded by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which protects an individual student’s academic record. That law was being interpreted too broadly by the University, Manning wrote. “FERPA does not provide a student with an invisible cloak so that the student can remain hidden from public view while enrolled at UNC,” Manning wrote. In another section of the deci-
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population in any way, we cannot sell it,” she said. “That’s at the forefront of our discussions, balancing the rural and urban needs.” The board also unanimously passed a resolution to designate how the revenue created by the proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase referendum would be distributed. The increase was first proposed last year and would have been allocated mainly for economic development but failed at the polls. The new proposal would allocate 50 percent of the revenue to economic development and 50 percent to education costs split between from page 1 the county’s two school districts. Andrew Perrin, associate chairThe current proposal would give man of the sociology department, schools freedom to use the funds served as chairman of the commitat their own discretion. tee. The group drafted the threepronged policy in an attempt to Contact the City Editor better portray a student’s perforat firstname.lastname@example.org. mance. “If the student’s GPA is above in court. “We simply think that is a their (scheduled point average), reading of FERPA so stretched as then that’s an indication that they did better than the average stuto be absurd.” Sarah Frier, editor-in-chief of dent would have done in that mix the DTH, said she hopes the deci- of classes,” Perrin said. He said instructors will receive sion will show the University they a report comparing their grades to have taken FERPA too far. “We’re happy with anything that those offered by others teaching the makes clear what the public can same course — and will also show ask for and what we are entitled to grading trends by department. Perrin said the policy will also under the law,” she said. Although Manning did not rule create a publicly available online to release all the records the media database featuring a complete disoutlets had originally requested, tribution of grades in each class. “Our goal here is to provide full Frier said the decision was still an information for grading transparoverall victory. Dan Barkin, a senior editor at the ency for each class,” he said. Coble said the system will help News & Observer, also expressed make sense of transcripts. content with the decision. “If a student has an A, an employ“We’re pleased with Judge Manning’s ruling,” he wrote in an er doesn’t know if everyone else had email. “We have maintained all that grade in the class,” she said. “It’s great for employers to be along that UNC was incorrectly interpreting FERPA and using it to able to look at transcripts and know improperly withhold records that what that grade really means.” Perrin said releasing the inforshould be in the public domain.” mation will not hurt students. “I don’t think it’s fair to say it Contact the University Editor at email@example.com. punishes or undermines students,” he said.
Lee attributed the lack of communication between the two groups to lingering tension between Medlin and group member Shruti Shah, a former student body president candidate who lost to Medlin in 2009. “Hogan and Shruti don’t have the best relationship,” Lee said. Shah is currently a member of The Daily Tar Heel’s editorial board. Fundraising for the arts innovation grant has largely been Medlin’s responsibility. Medlin will graduate next month and
begin a Fulbright Fellowship in South Korea in July. And with other pressing issues at stake in the coming year and her proposed student enrichment fund to endow, Cooper will likely not take an active role in rasing additional money for the grant, Lee said. “It’ll be interesting to see who’s going to take on that committee,” said CSIT member Josh Ford. “When we elect rising seniors to be SBP, they graduate at the end of the term, and then they’re not here to carry out their plans.” Contact the Arts Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. “For every student that it seems to harm because it shows their high GPA was earned in relatively easy classes, it helps another student whose low GPA was earned in relatively difficult classes.” Perrin said he hopes the policy will encourage students to spend less time in GPA-boosting classes, and that he hopes the faculty reports will promote discussion. “My hope is ... that administrators will sit down with faculty and say, ‘When you gave 83 percent A’s in the class, did you really mean it?’” Perrin said other universities expressed interest in implementing similar policies, including the University of Miami and the University of California San Diego. UNC will be a model for the move. “This will be received as a pretty important educational quality reform,” he said. “Ultimately, UNC will be seen as really being a leader in this area.” Coble said talk of grade inflation will not stop with the policy, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney said the issue might still be up for debate. “Yes, we give high grades at Carolina, but I’ve heard faculty argue that we have better students than at other places,” he said. “So maybe that’s not so bad.” Contact the University editor at email@example.com. Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, saying, “Woody’s enthusiasm, his love for Carolina, is something that is extremely special.” Durham’s son Wes calls games for both Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Falcons and was recently given the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year award. Contact the Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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on Wednesday so we could go to Thursday (football) practice to watch the team and make sure who was where and who was what,” Tilley said. “Everything was very detailed and meticulous.” UNC basketball coach Roy Williams spoke at Durham’s induction into the North Carolina
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The Off ice of Fraternity and Sorority Life would like to recognize the following chapters and indivi duals for outstanding achievements. These chapters and individuals were distinguished at the 16 th Annual Chapter Excellence Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM.
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wednesday, april 20, 2011
Congress amends title ii
will gain more control of student fees
by Katia Martinez
As part of its continued reforms of the Student Code, the finance committee of Student Congress passed a bill Tuesday providing members more control over student fees. Under Title I of the code, Student Congress may examine eight student fees only after a referendum. With changes to Title II, eliminations don’t have to go to student body vote, allowing Student Congress to directly act on the fees. Congress member Adam Horowitz said the committee has not acted on the current policy. “The Student Code says that (Student) Congress has the right to regulate these eight student fees and we never really do anything with them,” he said. The unanimously passed bill also included a change to the order in which a proposed fee is considered. Under the bill, the oversight committee of Student Congress
would research proposals and work with the student fee audit committee to present bills to the student fee advisory subcommittee. Horowitz presented the amendment to the committee and said it would clarify any confusion. “We want to make sure we have a unified student voice, and we don’t want to risk (the oversight committee) and SFAC both going to SFAS with conflicting reports,” he said. The amendment also replaces several members of SFAC with one member of the oversight committee to promote efficiency. “It would be better to have a smaller SFAC that actually had everyone really interested in doing their job,” he said. The finance committee also passed a funding request with modifications for a Habitat for Humanity concert in the fall. The request was set at $2,840.00 but was decreased to $20 by the committee. Maya Sharodi presented the request and said a large portion
of the funding would be used for the rental of Memorial Hall for the event. But committee member Lisa Heimbach said that would conflict with the Student Code, which prohibits funding for programs outside the current fiscal year. “I feel like we’re appropriating this money with this fiscal year’s money and I don’t feel like its appropriate,” she said. “It’s not fair to the students who paid their fees this year and are going to graduate and won’t be here to enjoy this event that their fees will be funding.” But committee member Kristen Johnson said a delay in funding could jeopardize the rental. “By the time they actually get the money, it might be really late to get funding for Memorial Hall because Memorial Hall gets booked up very quickly,” Johnson said. The committee also decided to fund Habitat for Humanity’s publicity for the remainder of the semester and suggested they resubmit the request to the summer session.
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Geithner and President Obama have increased their media exposure to endorse the president’s $4 trillion deficit reduction plan: http://on.wsj. com/htG5bd (via The Wall Street Journal) Photos of Obama back on the campaign trail as he seeks to reassure voters about the nation’s long-term fiscal future: http://bit.ly/gh5oXx (via Daily Mail) Stocks fell on Monday after the financial markets reacted to the S&P’s revised outlook on the U.S. credit rating: http://reut.rs/epocid (via Reuters) WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner took to the business airwaves to try to ease market concerns about the U.S. fiscal situation in the wake of Monday’s warning from Standard & Poor’s that the nation’s AAA credit rating was in danger. Geithner, one of the Obama administration’s point people on the issue, told CNBC and Bloomberg TV Tuesday that he was optimistic that the White House and congressional Republicans would bridge their sharp differences and agree on a way to reduce the huge budget deficit. “What I would say to people around the world and to Americans, to businessmen, to investors around the world, (is) that the president recognizes and the leadership in the Congress rec-
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Hybrid classes now in demand
by Matt Steyl
earth week panel defends environment
discusses ethical, political struggles
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A recent survey indicated students who want a more flexible schedule are looking for universities to offer hybrid courses. Hybrid courses — a blend of online and face-to-face instruction — are rising in both demand and acceptance on college campuses, according to the survey conducted by Eduventures, a research and consulting company for higher education. Marisa Michaud, senior analyst at Eduventures, said more than 20,000 current and prospective students were surveyed. “We found there was a disconnect between the current level of supply of hybrid education and demand for hybrid delivery,” Michaud said. She said the survey found 19 percent of current students are enrolled in hybrid courses, while 33 percent of prospective adult students are interested in hybrid courses. These results indicate there aren’t a lot of providers of hybrid education, she said. Schools don’t really know how to market hybrid instruction, and students don’t really understand what hybrid means, she said. At UNC, a small number of hybrid courses are offered. Todd Zakrajsek, executive director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at UNC, wrote in an email that the University offers active hybrid courses in romance languages, mathematics and psychology. “At UNC we tend to define hybrid or blended courses as Contact the State & National courses that have replaced some Editor at email@example.com.
portion of classroom time or lecture with online learning activities,” Zakrajsek said. “If one is thinking through and re-designing a course to add online activities that include more student engagement, it is likely to make the course better.” Laurie Cochenour, e-learning policy coordinator at UNC, said hybrid courses are beneficial for students if these courses are wellconstructed. “As with any new technology or new teaching strategy, it doesn’t work for every course,” she said. The hybrid format works well for larger enrollment courses, she said, because they allow face-toface lecture time to be used more effectively. Amy Schwartz, a freshman business major at UNC, said hybrid classes would definitely be helpful, especially for students who have a hard time waking up for class. She said classes that are completely online require more discipline to keep up with all of the work, while hybrid courses would give students more incentives to stay engaged. Zakrajsek said experimentation with hybrid courses at UNC has been very limited so far, but the results suggest that most students in hybrid courses have performed as well as or better than students in traditional sections. “Online course materials can offer students such advantages as immediate feedback on practice problems, personalized study plans and interactive simulations,” he said.
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Republicans are actively opposing these efforts. “Republicans are coming in with this aggressive anti-environmental agenda and they make headway,” Carter said. Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford, a state legislator since 2004, said the current political environment is the worst she can envision. Harrison said that she has supported bills calling for renewable energy, green schools and an end Grade inflation to mountaintop removal. UNC will combat grade inflation “Every time you flip on a light by putting contextual information switch, you’re blowing up a mounon transcripts. See pg. 1 for story. taintop,” Harrison said. The panelists agreed such envi-
For Donald Hornstein, the environment must be considered in the same light as historic struggles for social equality, such as those of women or African Americans. “Some of the great struggles of our time are making these ethical claims to something counting,” said Hornstein, a UNC law professor. “We are in the middle of one of these moments — when trying to decide to what extent the environment counts.” Hornstein spoke along with four other panelists at a discussion Tuesday night titled “Defending Our Environment.” The event was hosted by UNC’s Sierra Student Coalition, the Young Democrats and the Roosevelt Institute. The discussion, which was part of Earth Week, featured five speakers, ranging from a student to a state legislator. Hornstein said the recent move from a Democrat- to Republicancontrolled Congress reduces support for environmental initiatives. Republicans took over both chambers of North Carolina legislature for the first time in over 100 years, a change that hindered any environmental efforts from Democrats, said Will Morgan, director of government affairs for the N.C. Sierra Club. “There was a lot of pent-up frustration, bills that (Republicans) had wanted to pass the past couple of years and haven’t been able to do.” D e r b C a r t e r, C a r o l i n a s office director of the Southern Environmental Law Center, said
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Pete andrews, chairman of the UNc public policy department and environmental policy professor, discusses the past presidential environmental issues with four other panelists at a meeting tuesday night.
ronmental issues continue a narrative that began more than 40 years ago with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. “This is a story, the story of the Earth, the story of these ethical commitments that need the sort of energy that the Tea Party now has,” Hornstein said. Carter said activists can continue the discussion by highlighting that environmental problems connect to public health concerns, which gain more attention. Morgan encouraged students to vote or contact governmental officials and business leaders. He said the message must focus on creating
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jobs and economic development, instead of the global warming platform environmentalists have been connected to. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
arts plan in limbo
Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.
Hogan Medlin’s proposal for innovating arts at UNC has stalled. See pg. 1 for story.
raleigh schools in need
N.C. State student leaders are helping out Saturday’s tornado victims. See pg. 3 for story.
Solution to Tuesday’s puzzle
out of appropriations
UNC Hospitals may not receive money to offset the cost of uncompensated care. See pg. 5 for story.
band of bookworms
Once a week, children gather for story time at the Chapel Hill Public Library. See pg. 11 for photos.
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“We look at legal Brief from page 3 di≠erent forms of and everyday people can really development to make a big difference in the life of and it was oppormake the best use of the state,be a part of a hugeGregory tunity to that,” the land we have.” said. Gregory, who is studying media
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looking for tenants until the project is approved. “We don’t have anybody signed up yet,” he said. “We don’t have anything to sign them up for.” Contact the City Editor at email@example.com. law, said she researched several of the Supreme Court justices and their voting histories on environmental and administrative law. “You tailor the brief to the justices,” she said. “You’re trying to convince the judges that you know aren’t on your side and make them think twice about the issue.” One of Hornstein’s former students, Doug Debaugh, helped organize the students’ efforts on the project. “I started working at the law school afterward so I was the one person who was there throughout the whole thing,” Debaugh said. As a result of the settlement, the authority will retire 25 percent of its coal-powered energy plants and spend billions of dollars in cleanup to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards. “TVA had been in trouble with EPA and other environmental groups over the years and the settlement that was announced was far bigger than our lawsuit alone precipitated,” Hornstein said.
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He said the authority will shift some of its focus to alternative energy sources such as nuclear power and natural gas and that the changes will benefit the environment and ultimately lower the cost of energy for the authority’s customers. Gregory said Hornstein goes out of his way to devote extra time and attention to his students. Gregory said, “His passion for what he does is so evident, and by working with professor Hornstein students are able to gain firsthand experience in the things they’re interested in.” Contact the State & National Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“There may be only a marginal amount that they can do when they are faced with cutting millions of dollars out of the budget,” Boardman said. Members of the team are also emphasizing the importance of protecting financial aid. “We really want to fight for financial aid because they want to gut it, and for the life of us we don’t understand how they can do that,” Hoover said.
single-family residences and condominiums, a hotel and about 25,000 square feet of retail space primarily intended for restaurants and specialty shops. Dwight Bassett, Chapel Hill economic development officer, said the development could capture some of the retail sales Chapel Hill loses to Durham and northern Chatham counties. “With the square footage they’ve looked at — with the retail, restaurants and hospitality — it certainly Contact the University Editor could be a benefit,” he said. at email@example.com. Christian said he cannot begin
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ALL REAL ESTATE AND RENTAL advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis in accordance with the law. To complain of discrimination, call the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development housing discrimination hotline: 1-800-669-9777. WALK TO CAMPUS. 2BR/1BA house. W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat, hardwood floors, large back deck. 335 McMasters Street. Available June. $1,100/mo. 933-8143. merciarentals.com. FOR RENT: CHANCELLOR SQUARE. 2BR/2BA. Close to campus and Franklin Street. $1,300/ mo. Also roommates needed at $650/mo. email@example.com, 336-624-8226. AvAiLABLE NOW: BiKE, BUS, WALK from 14 Bolin Heights (off MLK Jr Blvd) to campus. 3BR/1BA house with hardwood floors, W/D. Pets negotiable. $900/mo. Email Fran Holland Properties at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-968-4545. APARTMENTS 1.5 BLOCKS TO FRANKLiN. Prime Location 408 MLK. 1BR: $625/mo, 2BR: $900/mo includes water and parking. Going fast. 929-1188 www.hilltopproperties.net. ONLY 4 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS, Franklin Street. Check out this 4BR/2.5BA house located on Stephens Street. Hardwood floors, W/D, dishwasher. Available June 1, great location for students. $2,100/mo. Email Fran Holland Properties at email@example.com or call 919-968-4545. 1BR, GLENBURNiE, WALK TO UNC: Rare find in charming old house divided into 5 apartments. High ceilings, huge windows, hardwood floors, access to W/D. Available June. reduced to $875/mo. 929-1188. www.hilltopproperties.net.
1BR GARDEN CONDO: Available June 1, W/D, hardwood floors, designated parking, pool, walk to University Mall, Chapel Hill Library. NO PETS. $675/mo. 919-942-6945.
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CHANCELLOR SQUARE. 2BR/2BA townhouse. Short walk to campus.. Full kitchen. Carpeted. W/D. Parking fee included. $1,050/ mo. for 2. Year’s lease from mid-May. 919-929-6072. NEWLY RENOvATED APARTMENT FOR RENT: 2BR/2.5BA townhouse in Timberlyne area. On busline. W/D, dishwasher, pool and tennis, $900/mo and $550 deposit. 919-471-6846. UNivERSiTY COMMONS: $1,600/mo. 4BR/4BA LAST ONE! 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. 1BR, WALK TO CAMPUS. Friendly Lane. spacious 1/2 of duplex. Hardwood floors, parking, available August. Rare find. 929-1188. www.hilltopproperties.net. Just reduced $875/mo. 919-968-6939. 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. CHANCELLOR SQUARE: 2BR/2BA CONDO. Dog OK. Rents: $649/mo, $529/mo, $419/mo per person for group of 2, 3 or 4. Available June. virtual tour, details: email@example.com, 606-2803 (agent). WALK TO CAMPUS. Newly renovated 3BR/1.5BA duplex. Central heat, air, W/D, dishwasher. Available August. $1,600/mo. Merciarentals.com, 919-933-8143. HOUSE FOR RENT $900/mo, 3BR/1BA ranch style house for rent, near UNC and buslines. All major appliances provided, plus W/D. Central air and gas heat. Great location. Available July 1st. Call 919-452-7164. 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. WALK TO CAMPUS. very large 2BR/2.5BA duplex with W/D, dishwasher, central air and heat. Available June or July for $1,225/mo. merciarentals.com, 933-8143. ExECUTivE OFFiCE SPACES for lease at the Bank of America Center. Unbelievable views of downtown Chapel Hill. 512 square feet, $900/mo. 339 square feet, 2 nice window offices, $700/mo. 507 square feet, $1,050/mo. Great downtown retail location. 1,125 square feet, $1,950/mo. Call 919-967-2304 for info. 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. 4 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS and Franklin. 2BR/1BA apartments have W/D connections, electric heat and great location. 415 North Columbia Street. Fran Holland Properties: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-968-4545.
SPACiOUS, AWESOME STUDENT HOUSiNG. Bring friends to share 4BR or 6BR townhouse. W/D, hardwood floors, 4 free buslines, minutes to UNC, large bedrooms, large closets, ceiling fans, extra storage, internet, cable ready, free ample parking, no smoking. $400/mo per BR. Available May or August 2011. spbell48@live. com, 919-933-0983.
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ing for friendly, energetic students thinking about or majoring in one of the medical fields such as pre-med, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing or one of the other medical fields who are truly interested in working one on one in an independent living setting and gaining valuable hands on experience. Can train. First, second summer session and fall or beyond, morning, evening and weekend positions open. $12-$14/ hr. 919-932-1314.
2BR/2BA apartment. Fully furnished, all utilities, pool and gym on site. 2 buslines. Available May thru July, $625/mo. firstname.lastname@example.org PERFECT SUBLEASE: Chapel view Apartments. Furnished 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. Available April thru July. $585/mo includes water, power, cable, internet. On NS busline. Email: email@example.com. APARTMENT CLOSE TO CAMPUS, CHAPEL RiDGE: 4BR, fully furnished with shared kitchen, living room. Own spacious bathroom. $579/mo. includes all amenities, utilities. At Chapel Ridge on UNC busline. Available 5/8/11 thru 7/31/11, option for extension. firstname.lastname@example.org. 919-265-7859. APARTMENT ON BOLiN CREEK TRAiLS. Newly renovated 1BR/1BA with study or additional bedroom. $679/mo. Walk to campus. Pool, gym, parking. Available 05-01-11 thru 07-31-11. 252-432-4677, email@example.com.
outside this year? Part-time nursery workers needed for Chapel Hill perennial plant nursery. Hours flexible, students welcome. Openings now available. Call for appointment: 919-309-0649.
The Y is accepting applications for certified lifeguards and swim lesson instructors for 2 locations. Find our printable application forms at www.chcymca.org and mail to Attn: Nancy Chan, HR Director, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. No phone calls please!
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EGG DONORS NEEDED. UNC Health
twin girls in Chapel Hill Monday and Wednesday afternoons (approximately 10 hrs/wk), occasional weekend days and evenings starting early to mid-August (can start earlier, if schedule allows). Must have experience caring for young children. Non-smoker, clean driving record, references required. Contact: email@example.com. CHiLD CARE NEEDED for 2 boys, ages 10 and 7 in Chapel Hill. Monday thru Friday. Starting May 5. 2:30-5pm M/W/F. 4-5pm Tu/Th. Must pick up from school and have reliable transportation. References required. Call Michael or Piper, 919-942-4070. CHiLD CARE NEEDED: Need transportation and afterschool homework help for 8th grader. Hours 2:30-5pm through May. Summer hours TBD. 919-272-1634.
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Care seeking healthy, non-smoking females 21-30 to become egg donors. $2,500 compensation for COMPLETED cycle. All visits and procedures to be done local to campus. For written information, please call 919-966-1150 ext. 5 and leave your current mailing address.
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Earn $20-$35/hr. 1 or 2 week and weekend classes. 100% job placement assistance. Raleigh’s Bartending School. Have fun! Make money! Meet people! Affordable SPRiNG tuition. Call now! 919-676-0774. www.cocktailmixer.com/unc.html. iTEM WRiTER NEEDED: Writer of SAT, GRE level reading comprehension passages and questions needed. Writing sample will be required. Email englishforeveryone.org@gmail. com for details. Serious inquiries only. FACiLiTY, ACTiviTY SUPERviSOR: Recreation and Parks Department (facilities division). Part-time temporary. Work hours vary according to the Century Center’s program schedule (5-20 hrs/wk); staff needed to cover day, evening and/or weekend programs. Position provides audiovisual support for center programs, handles set up of tables and chairs and greets customers. Good communication skills are required. Audiovisual skills preferred. Pay rate: $9/hr. Open until filled. For an application contact Human Resources, 301 West Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510, 918-7320 or visit our website at www.townofcarrboro.org. EOE.
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3BR house on North Columbia Street. Each bedroom rented separately. Walking distance to downtown and campus, located on 2 buslines. includes living room, kitchen, laundry room. Each room is $450/mo +utilities, but open to negotiation. For more information or photos, email email@example.com. SUMMER SUBLET $414/MO. Furnished 1BR in a 3BR/2BA. Rent anytime 5/9 thru 7/31. Stratford Hills, close to campus, pool, gym, free parking. Call 301-832-1249. HOUSiNG NEAR CAMPUS: From Carver Street to campus is barely a 20 minute walk. 1BR/1BA, with a kitchen and fridge, W/D, parking room. Rent is $500/mo from May 30 thru July 30. Call 828-448-8597.
twins and almost 7 year-old in southern Chapel Hill late afternoons, early evenings 1-2 weekdays per week, occasional weekends starting first week of May. Non-smoker, clean driving record, background check, references required. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1BR/1BA in a new duplex at 519 Hillsborough. Close to Franklin and campus. Available July 8 to August 14. $650/ mo.+utilities, price negotiable. Email email@example.com. SUMMER SUBLET! 4BR house in Carrboro. Rooms rented separately. Gorgeous house, private baths. Screened porch. W/D. Each room $550/mo +utilities. Flexible dates. J busline. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. SUMMER SUBLET! Chapel Ridge Apartments. Furnished 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA. Available May thru July. $570/mo includes utilities. On 2 buslines. Email email@example.com. SUMMER SESSiON i SUBLEASE: Henderson Street, 2 blocks from campus, furnished, more than 1 room available! Contact Molly, firstname.lastname@example.org. SUMMER SUBLET available 05/15/11 thru 07/31/11. 1BR in 3BR/2BA apartment at Warehouse, Rosemary Street. Walk to campus, Franklin Street, Carrborro. $600/mo, utilities included. email@example.com, 336-282-0985.
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LOST: BLACK FOSSiL WATCH at Memorial Pool on Wednesday, April 14th. Compensation for return. 919-649-3129. LOST: PEARL PiN. Circle of pearls, has Σ, A, i. Lost either at Memorial Hall or in Connor Community. $ reward. 704-692-1026.
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$550/mo (negotiable) sublet available: 5/29 thru 8/15. 1BR/1BA. Laurel Ridge Apartments. No smoking. Dog (+), cat (-). 215-407-5512. 1BR, PRivATE BATH. Jones Ferry Road. $400/mo. April rent FREE. Perfect for summer school. Sublet Now thru July. greenet@ email.unc.edu or 919-800-9013.
ROOMMATE WANTED. Must love dogs but not have one. 2BR/1.5BA quiet, peaceful house on acre in rural Chapel Hill. Workout room and sun room give extra space. W/D and carport. Working professional or grad student only. Fully furnished. $425/mo +utilities. Anne, 919-314-7996. TOTALLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA condo 1.3 miles from Chapel Hill campus. $445/mo including utilities and cable. Can move in as early as May 2011 for summer term and fall semester. 786-210-6709. ROOMMATE WANTED: Female professional seeking to share spacious 2BR/2BA apartment. Quiet condo community. W/D, private bathroom, walk in closet. Water, trash included. firstname.lastname@example.org 919-2405385, 386-405-4863.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is an 8 - The next couple of days are for expansion. Your creativity brings new income. Find time away from work to paint a picture or bake a cake. New opportunities present themselves. You may want to start planning a vacation. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 - Take care of your partner today. Bounce ideas around. Changes necessitate budget revisions. Don’t let a windfall slip away. Consider investing in your own education. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is an 8 - Spend time outdoors with family and young people. They want your attention, so play together. Bringing that playfulness into the work arena sparks something wonderful. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 9 - Let loose your love for what you do best. The excellent work you’ve been doing reflects well on you, and an intense workload brings gold. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is an 8 - Love shines through the darkest clouds. Be calm and supportive, no matter what. Your true soul mates are the ones who hold you to your highest ideals. Listen to them. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8 - Cleaning house could lead to the discovery of a treasure in your own home. Pay some attention there. it’s not time to travel yet, although you’re getting itchy feet.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 9 - Romance soars if you’re prepared (or if you’re willing to accept it, even when unprepared). Money seems to grow on trees today and for the next four weeks. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 9 - Develop strong partnerships and diplomacy with those who don’t agree with you. A spending spree tempts. Check for sales and bargains before getting a big-ticket item. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 - You’re ready to make changes for the better. Follow your dreams, and share them with others. Don’t be afraid if you don’t know how. Your luck improves. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 - There’s a tendency to overthink today. Don’t worry about money ... just be in action. it’s a great time to complete projects that have been hanging. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 - Make sure what you build is solid. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for a special relationship. invite some friends over and celebrate together. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 - New opportunities open up in your community. Participate and inspire. Lightning fast talk goes over people’s heads. Make room for lots of points of view, and gain consensus.
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Story Time takes place at the Chapel Hill Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Susan Smialowicz, it is designed for preschool-aged children. The theme of Tuesday’s Story Time was “sounds.”
Will Crittenden, 4, cups his hands over his ears as he listens during Tuesday’s Story Time. Susan Smialowicz leads Story Time at the Chapel Hill Public Library. She reads from the children’s book “The Hubbub Above” as part of the day’s “sounds” theme. Children move their hands as they sing a song about sounds.
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Gianna Wihtsel, 3, listens intently to the “The Hubbub Above.”
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Don’t put women’s health issues on the backburner
TO THE EDITOR: This is in response to Christina Geradts’ letter “Planned Parenthood stats skewed and misleading” (Apr. 19). The facts you use contradict your argument and, basically, you imply women are not capable of making decisions. You reported that 54 percent of all women who have an abortion used a form of contraception when they got pregnant. Great! Doesn’t that mean they wanted to prevent pregnancy, and that they didn’t want an abortion? Please explain how this means Planned Parenthood is the devil. The next argument you make is that Planned Parenthood only does breast exams, not mammograms, and that any nurse can perform these anywhere. So, even though an average of 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer, we should limit the availability of having these exams? Maybe if Planned Parenthood had more money they could provide mammograms. You say, “empower women with information and ensure that impulses instigated by fear, uncertainty and perhaps even force don’t result in a traumatic experience.” Information they couldn’t possibly already have, because, you know, we’re women. We get abortions on a whim. And c’mon, women always want babies — sometimes they just don’t know. Impulses instigated by force? What if they were forced into sex? That is the traumatic experience. Planned Parenthood educates and provides resources for its patients. It’s not an abandoned warehouse that brainwashes women into abortions. Please don’t put women’s health on the backburner where it has always been. Madelyn Cory Junior Journalism and Mass Communication One of the best things about college sports is that they are about more than just revenue — that’s what the pros are for. Equality might not be the most profitable business model. Many college athletic directors probably think just like Ellis does, which is why it’s so important that these mandates exist to protect women’s access to athletic scholarships from those who measure success in ticket sales. Thanks to Title IX, we have a legal as well as moral obligation to provide equal opportunities for the male and female Tar Heels who do us proud every season. Tracey Barrett Junior History
n Tuesday, a state judge told the University that it was overusing a federal statute to illegally withhold information from the public. The University should not have denied The Daily Tar Heel and other media organizations certain records they requested during the NCAA investigation into the football team. Judge Howard Manning reaffirmed what media organizations have been frustrated about for a while — that UNC has used a federal student privacy act beyond its intent. Chancellor Holden Thorp had an opportunity Tuesday to trust the judge’s interpretation of the law and move toward a more open administration. But instead of taking the opportunity to re-evaluate its overly broad use of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act — which protects a student’s personal educational record — the University held its ground and resorted to defense. Thorp said he was disappointed with the court’s ruling. “This has far-reaching implications for all of our students and their records that we believe federal law protects,” he said in a statement. But there’s a difference between protecting a student’s educational record — their grades, their academic honor court infractions — and shielding other information from public view because it might be partially related to a student. Thorp’s reaction to the ruling sets the wrong tone. The University is a public institution, and when we ask it to be transparent, we should be able to trust it to be. Through the lawsuit, the media sought records including phone logs of football coach Butch Davis and former assistant coach John Blake, and athlete parking tickets — both of which UNC denied due to FERPA. But the broader purpose of the lawsuit was to set a precedent for the University that its interpretation of FERPA needs to change. With his ruling, the judge made a statement about more than the specific records named in the suit. “FERPA does not provide a student with an invisible cloak so that the student can remain hidden from public view while enrolled at UNC,” Manning said in his memorandum Tuesday. It is our hope that the University will keep the judge’s thoughts in mind for the next time the media or the public requests information. Lawsuits are not productive ways to remind the University of its obligations. An appeal, which Thorp said the University will consider after the judge’s order is final, would further cost taxpayers in legal fees. More importantly, it would send a message that the University is not willing to be more open — even when the public and the court has asked it to be. A policy of transparency is much healthier for an institution than a policy of selective disclosure. If our officials are working under the public eye, they are much more likely to work in a way that is honest and serves the public interest. Officials shouldn’t be disappointed by the judge’s ruling — they should be enlightened by it.
End ALE this year
With the size of the deﬁcit, the time is right to eliminate one of NC’s despicable agencies
here’s a little bit of fear in the heart of every underage drinker. We all know it’s illegal, but most of us have done it. And in the wake of the state’s budget crisis, rumors have been swirling that legislators might cut some or all funding to Alcohol Law Enforcement. Republican leaders’ most recent announcement was that they would only cut the program’s budget by up to 8 percent. Considering the state budget situation, and the subversive role ALE plays in society, we think 8 percent isn’t even enough. This might be the last time for several years that the fiscal climate makes cutting ALE politically feasible. And we want to make the case for why it should be cut. Budget negotiations are still evolving. There is still an opportunity for legislators to drastically reform, or preferably eliminate, an agency that relies on secrecy and coercion to convict young people of gen-
erally victimless crimes. What’s required is the political will. ALE was created in 1977 to enforce the state’s ABC laws. The agency’s role has since been expanded to include enforcement of lottery, gambling and tobacco laws as well. But alcohol enforcement remains its primary mission. More than 60 percent of ALE’s 2010 arrests were alcohol-related. At a time when the state is cutting funding from beneficial programs like Governor’s School and higher education — which it is constitutionally obligated to support — it makes sense to reevaluate ALE’s role. Let’s be clear: There is nothing wrong with enforcing the state’s liquor laws. But ALE’s methods border on entrapment. ALE’s 112 special agents statewide sometimes use police officers’ children to try and catch retailers selling alcohol and tobacco to people who are underage. ALE tactics such as covert surveillance in bars and hand-
ing out drinking tickets may be legal, but at a cost of creating a culture of fear among students. Students who drink underage are committing a crime, but usually they aren’t harming anyone at all — including themselves. Drinking laws should be enforced, but current strategies can make students fear law enforcement rather than respect it. Also, there is reason to doubt that ALE’s efforts have reduced underage consumption. The number of alcohol citations issued by ALE has in fact increased — nearly 50 percent between 2000 and 2009. The whole process seems more effective as a jobs program for attorneys. Most of ALE’s duties might be better performed by members of local law enforcement who have a better grasp on local issues. But many of the agency’s methods, and really the agency itself, should be abandoned entirely.
help stop cuts to childhood education programs in Nc
TO THE EDITOR: The other week I received a phone call from a citizen who asked when more child care subsidy slots would be available. I subsequently learned that there are approximately 500 individuals on the waiting list. She works and has difficulty affording child care. I had no encouragement I could give her. Is this the situation that we wish more citizens to face? Smart Start is facing debilitating cuts in administrative costs but also in subsidies. Several hundred additional families may lose their child care assistance, pre-school funding and/or quality enhancement, jeopardizing their ability to work. Pending legislation would eliminate Family Support and Early Intervention and Health Programs. Do we really want to eliminate these programs for highrisk families with young children? Programs such as these support positive child development and parenting which can prevent costly services such as special education in the future. More at Four, which targets at risk children, is another program slated for budget cuts. Yet research has repeatedly shown that More at Four children have improved third grade reading and math scores. I hope that all citizens tell their representatives that they will not tolerate destroying years of early childhood progress that has given thousands of children an opportunity to succeed. Please contact Bill Faison, Joe Hackney, Verla Insko and Eleanor Kinnaird. Bernadette Pelissier Representative, Orange County Partnership for Young Children
Cell phones and crash risk
As shown in the graph below, the relative risk of talking on the phone while driving is similar to that of driving under the influence. 25 23 20 Relative risk 15 10 5 1.0
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Sarah dugan delivers a parting message to underclassmen.
n Sept. 16 last year, I left home at 7:30 a.m. as usual to catch the bus to get to my 8 a.m. exercise physiology class. I walked my usual route to the bus stop with my boyfriend. That is the last thing I remember. What happened next are blurred snapshots. I remember arriving at the emergency room to a swarm of doctors and nurses sticking me with needles and cutting off my new pants in a rushed attempt to establish my condition. During my five days at UNC Hospitals, I struggled to sleep and to control my pain. The first time I tried to walk, I was shaky and scared. I clung to my physical therapist who asked me to sit, but even that was difficult. The bleeding in my brain made it hard for me to think and even speak at times, and I still suffer from headaches and fatigue constantly. Cognitive tests revealed short-term memory problems and other issues. I knew I couldn’t perform as a college student, so I medically withdrew. I tried two classes this semester but had to withdraw again because I couldn’t perform basic skills such as reading and writing. Now, I will watch my class graduate in May while I wonder if I will ever graduate. What changed my life so quickly? One witness, retired UNC faculty member Joe Capowski, said he would never forget the grotesque sound of the car hitting my body. He said he saw a UNC student drive down Coolidge Street while talking on her cellphone. According to him, she had 275 feet to stop with no opposing traffic but drove directly into me without slowing down or
Title iX is necessary for equality in college sports
TO THE EDITOR: In his Apr. 14 column, “Title IX and the baseball dilemma,” Sam Ellis unwittingly provides a compelling example of why Title IX is so necessary to maintain equality of opportunity for male and female athletes. Ellis’ specific concern is for the UNC baseball team. He worries that the football and men’s basketball programs take up so many of the allocated men’s athletic scholarships that there are not enough left for baseball players, and that if only those pesky federal restrictions mandating gender-equitable spending were removed, the University could attract better baseball players, increase revenue and have more money to spend on (theoretically) women’s sports. It’s a somewhat peculiar solution — taking scholarships from female athletes in hopes that (hypothetically) greater revenue brought in by a (potentially) more successful male sport will one day trickle down the athletic department to restore funding it sapped out of women’s sports in the first place.
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home-schoolers can make friends with their siblings
TO THE EDITOR: I do not appreciate you writing (“The privilege to play,” Apr. 11) that home-schoolers “don’t have many peers to make friends with.” Seriously? I had all of my brothers and sisters! Joseph Shelley Freshman Undecided
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attempting to swerve. I was knocked 18 feet off the street into a ditch. When drivers use cellphones, their vision is severely reduced. This is called “inattention blindness.” Arthur Goodwin, senior research associate at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, who studies distracted driving, presents the bar chart above. The graph provides two messages. First, driving while talking
on a cellphone is nearly equivalent to driving with a 0.10 blood alcohol content. Second, using a cellphone hand-held or hands-free makes no difference. The issue is cognitive distraction; it matters what is on your brain, not what is in your hand. Have you made a phone call that justifies endangering yourself and others to the same extent a drunken driver does? I am pleading with the UNC community to not talk on your phones while driving. Sign a pledge on focusdriven. org or oprah.com. Also, please encourage North Carolina legislators to join the eight other states that have banned some form of cellphone driving. This would be a step in the right direction. It is illegal to drink and drive, so why isn’t it illegal to talk on a cellphone and drive?
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