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Monday, January 30, 2012

dth/erin hull Occupy protesters held a gathering on Sunday to address ordinances that may limit the movement’s presence. Participants protested “arbitrary ordinances that restrict our liberty.”

out against ordinances
By Brian Fanney
Staff Writer

Protesters rally to fight future enforcement of town ordinances.
Occupy protesters held a rally Sunday to demand Peace and Justice Plaza remain a place for free speech. The protest was in response to an email sent Jan. 18 by Town Manager Roger Stancil that called for ordinances to be enforced that might limit the movement’s presence. Stancil said the town opted to ignore ordinances the protesters broke during their three-month encampment. Those rules included requiring

permits for use of the space, limiting the time the space could be used by the same organization, banning camping on public property overnight and affixing signs to public buildings. He said in the future the town should try to enforce its rules. “The group’s decision to vacate the Plaza presents a timely opportunity for us to consider enforcement of adopted ordinances,” Stancil said in the email to town council members. But protesters said they are still occupying the plaza by holding several meetings each week — though their encampment has ended — and they believe ordinances limiting future protests violate their rights. One sign held by a protester

Homeless remain at Occupy encampment
their move to the plaza is an ‘unintentional consequence.’
By Cheney Gardner
Staff Writer

See Protest, Page 6

Brandy McDonald, the coowner of East End Oyster and Martini Bar, says finding feces near her business was the last straw. One of her employees stepped

in what she says was human feces in an alley behind East End Tuesday, McDonald wrote in an email to officials Friday. McDonald said she believes the feces came from someone who has continued to camp out at Peace and Justice Plaza weeks after Occupy Chapel Hill ended its encampment. Officials and members of the homeless community said several people — two of who declined to comment — are homeless but continue to camp in the plaza as

political protesters. They said those people were given temporary security by the Occupy encampment, but Occupy’s move has left them without services they need. Town Councilwoman Penny Rich said while occupiers may have had good intentions, they could not satisfy some of the homeless’ basic requirements. “Some of the homeless people camped out with them are very

See homeless, Page 6

UNC’s policies may limit free speech
A FIre report said UNC’s ‘vague’ policies could be seen as censorship.
By Amanda Albright
Staff Writer

The University’s written procedures for sexual harassment, tolerance and other policies could be interpreted as a violation of First Amendment rights, according to a recent study. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a nonpartisan organization that advocates for the protection of civil liberties at universities, conducted the study, which defined campus censorship as university policies prohibiting speech that would otherwise be protected by the First Amendment. Campus censorship often occurs in the form of obscenity,

harassment, anti-bullying, tolerance and Internet usage policies, said Samantha Harris, director of speech code research for FIRE. The 2012 report outlined certain aspects of UNC-CH and other schools’ policies that threaten free speech. The study gave green, yellow and red light ratings to 392 public and private universities. Only 14 of the colleges surveyed received green light ratings, the rating given to schools whose written policies did not threaten free speech. UNC-CH received the yellow light rating because many of its written procedures are “vague” and could be interpreted as campus censorship, Harris said. “Because of (several policies’) vague wording, it is also difficult for students to know exactly what is prohibited and what is allowed, which leads to a chilling effect on student speech,” she said. An example of one of these policies is the University’s

Universities’ free speech ratings
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education examined 392 universities’ policies a ecting free speech and rated the schools’ speech codes as green, yellow and red light.
Appalachian State University East Carolina University

ASG leaders ‘last voice’ for students
students discussed how to get involved in the tuition process.
By Madeline Will
Assistant State & National Editor

University of North Carolina - Asheville University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill University of North Carolina - Charlotte University of North Carolina - Greensboro University of North Carolina - Pembroke University of North Carolina - Wilmington Western Carolina University Winston-Salem State University

Elizabeth City State University Fayetteville State University North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Central University North Carolina School of the Arts North Carolina State University

*The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is not rated because it is not a college or university.

RED LIGHT This rating was given YELLOW LIGHT This rating was
to schools with written policies that clearly and substantially restrict speech.

given to schools with policies that do not explicitly limit free speech but could be interpreted to do so.

GREEN LIGHT This rating was

given to schools with written policies that do not threaten free speech.


Instrument of Student Governance — a policy that governs the Honor Court’s actions. The policy prohibits conduct that “abuses … or otherwise interferes with another so as to adversely

affect academic pursuits.” “This is very vague,” Harris said. “What does it mean to have an ‘adverse effect’ on someone’s

See Free sPeeCh, Page 6

Students from across the UNC system are asking for better advocacy and resources to stay included in the tuition process. At the Association of Student Governments’ special meeting Saturday, a group of students met with the student body presidents and ASG officers to discuss its role in the UNC-system Board of Governors’ meeting Feb. 10. “We are truly the last voice for them, and we need to step it up for them,” said UNC-CH

Student Body $ President $ $ Mary Cooper $ $ at the meeting. The student TUITION body presidents of each campus — with the exception of N.C. State University — showed support for UNC-system Thomas Ross’ proposal and drafted a letter at the meeting urging board members to approve his tuition increases. Some of the other students in attendance were part of the UNC Education Justice Alliance, a tuition-activism coalition. Tim Longest, candidate for UNC-CH student body president and a member of the coalition, attended to ask for funds

See AsG, Page 6

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.


Monday, January 30, 2012


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A one-man costume party
From staff and wire reports



TariNi parTi ManagIng EDITOR






ross-dressing can be a great way to throw inhibitions to the wind and go wild at your next theme party. And of course, it’s always a welcome sight at Halloween. But did you know it’s also an effective way to commit prescription fraud? No, you didn’t, because it’s not. But one Tennessee man found that out the hard way. Douglas Gregory Nichols, 36, was arrested Jan. 17 on charges of prescription fraud after he wore a wig and makeup to pose as his recently deceased sister in order to pick up her Xanax and hydrocodone prescriptions. Police said Nichols’ trick worked the first time, but pharmacy staff recognized he wasn’t the right person the second time around. That’s messed up, but we’re willing to bet that’s not as messed up as some of the things some college students have done for Adderall.
NOTED. Tryin’ to relax after class with a cold beer? Be thankful we don’t go to school in Mississippi. The state best known as a spelling challenge for elementary school children everywhere is also the only state in America where the alcohol content in beer cannot exceed 5 percent. Buzzkill, literally. QUOTED. “Yes, I’m in love with a 107 year old building! Yes, ITS A GAY MARRIAGE! How is that possible? Well there must obviously be a deeper story.” — Babylonia Aivaz, of Seattle. Because occupying the building got too boring, now she wants to marry it. And these people wonder why politicians won’t take them seriously…








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Career training for internationals: If you are an international student, check out this workshop organized by the Office of International student and scholar services. It will help you in seeking summer internships, identifying employers open to hiring foreign nationals, internship credit and work authorization/visa options. Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. location: Hanes Hall, 239B Weatherspoon lecture: Join Zalmay Khalilzad, the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, afghanistan and Iraq, at this year’s Weatherspoon lecture. admission is free, but registration is required online. Parking is available only in the business school deck. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. location: Koury auditorum in the Kenan-flagler Business school’s McColl Building

yon Graulty, guitarist and clarinet player, performs with Asheville band Woody Pines as the opener for Donna the Buffalo at the Cat’s Cradle on Thursday. Woody Pines describes themselves as a combination of “viper jazz, ragtime and country blues.”




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Coal’s spring Kickoff meeting to learn about the role that coal plays in unC’s endowment. The meeting will feature a talk by unC geology professor Jose Rial. Time: 7 p.m. location: Murphey Hall, room 116

Someone was drunk and disruptive and reported for simple assault at the Marriott Hotel at 100 Marriott Way at about 2:15 a.m. Friday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person was drunk and shoved another person, reports state. Someone broke and entered into a residence and communicated threats between 1:45 and 3:03 p.m. Friday at 113 Taylor St., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person kicked in the door to a single-family residence, reports state. Someone broke into a residence and stole jewelry between 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday at a 602 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. apartment, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The stolen items included a $6,000 engagement ring, and in total the stolen jewelry was valued at $11,345, reports state.

Two females entered into a business and stole a pair of shoes at about 3:10 p.m. Thursday at Rack Room Shoes at 1800 E. Franklin St., according to Chapel Kathleen Edwards at Cat’s Cradle: Hill police reports. Take a break from studying to enjoy The Life Stride shoes were vala music performance by Kathleen ued at $49, according to police Edwards with special guest Hannah reports.
georgas. Kathleen’s new album is out this week. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $23 the day of the show. Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. location: Cat’s Cradle

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‘Solar System Odyssey’: Join Jack larson on an exciting exploration of our cosmic neighborhood through our solar system as he tries to discover a new home that humans can colonize. Time: 12:30 p.m. location: Morehead Planetarium Beyond Coal Spring Kickoff: Are you interested in supporting clean energy? If so, come out to Beyond


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Chapel Hill police responded to a complaint about vicious animals at 110 Farrington Drive at about 7:58 p.m. Friday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. A dog was off of its leash and unsecured, reports state. Chapel Hill police conducted a death investigation on Colony Woods Drive at 12:28 p.m. Friday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. A man was found dead in his house, reports state. According to reports, the man — whose name is restricted — was last known secure at 8 a.m. Friday, and was found at around 12:25 p.m.

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Monday, January 30, 2012


SBP candidates ask ITS for help
Unable to set up online petitions, 3 candidates sought assistance.
By Edward Pickup
Staff Writer they now? The Daily Tar Heel catches up with former SBPs. Page 5.

INSIDE: Where are

Last week, Information Technology Services found itself preventing broken campaigns, not broken laptops. Days into the student body president campaign, three of the then-seven candidates were having so much trouble setting up online petitions that they turned to ITS for help. Shruthi Sundaram, chairwoman of the Board of Elections, said there is nothing in the Student Code that prohibits ITS from assisting candidates. Sundaram said she directed candidates to an online ITS help

tutorial for creating Onyenauthenticated websites. Each candidate must collect 1,250 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot. To sign a petition online, students are required to provide their Onyen and password. Three of the candidates — Leigh Fairley, Will Leimenstoll and Warche Downing — said they had trouble setting up a way to authenticate a student’s Onyen and approached ITS directly. Bruce Egan, director of the ITS Response Center, said it took some time to set up the website for the first candidate who approached ITS. “We had no understanding going in of what the require-

ments were,” he said. After the first website was set up, Egan said, that approach was used with other candidates and didn’t take as long. Matt Howell, manager of walk-in services at ITS, said setting up the websites was not difficult for his staff. “The cost to ITS would be no more than if someone came in and needed help troubleshooting a wireless connection. It’s nothing out of the ordinary in terms of cost,” he said. Howell said candidates then had to check with the Board of Elections to make sure the setup was within the rules. He added that an official system for online signatures might be set up in the future. The other candidates all said they had friends set up the petition websites. “It was relatively easy once

“The cost to ITS would be no more than if someone came in and needed help troubleshooting a wireless connection.”
Matt Howell, manager of walk-in services at itS
I found a friend that was computer savvy enough,” candidate Calvin Lewis said. In the past, candidates have campaigned for signatures on clipboards in the Pit or by canvassing residence halls, a method known as dorm storming. Last year, Ian Lee was the first candidate to create an online alternative to paper signatures. The Board of Elections approved the method. Lee is now a member of The Daily Tar Heel’s editorial board. All of the then-seven candidates set up their websites by Saturday, they said. Signatures must be submitted to the board by Tuesday at 5 p.m. Brian Min and Tim Longest are also running for student body president. Nico Garces withdrew from the race Sunday. Longest said the board’s decision to approve online signatures while declining to offer further guidance was fair. “It is very difficult to get set up, even if you’re a serious web designer,” he said. Candidates said they are mostly using social media and word of mouth to promote their online petitions. Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

Thorp silent on gender neutral
The chancellor has yet to make a decision on gender-neutral housing.
By Emily Overcarsh
Staff Writer

A Closer CommuniTy

dth/erin hull Arcadia Cohousing is a pedestrian-oriented residential cohousing community on 16 acres about three miles from the towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill.

leader seeks members to join sustainable ecovillage
By Elizabeth Straub
Staff Writer

Christian Stalberg is seeking residents to create an ecovillage — a community that would share common land, farm organically, use its own currency and be located about 10 minutes west of Chapel Hill. Stalberg said he hopes to begin construction on a community that would house up to 100 people on 100 acres of land in the Efland area by the end of the year, after clearing the project with the county. The community would use little energy, provide affordable housing and make decisions based on general consensus, he said. It would also use environmentally and socially healthy practices to create a sustainable way of life. “It’s also an effort at replacing the alienation of our common society where you don’t know your neighbor,” he said. While the community will be new, it is not the area’s first intentional community — a group formed on purpose by people who share common values. Arcadia Cohousing, a community in Carrboro, was also created by people who agreed to work together toward a common goal. “Here in our Arcadia community, our focus is around learning how to be a good neighbor and learning to share resources,” said Becky Laskody, an Arcadia resident.

The group that formed Arcadia was created in 1991 and built its community on 16.5 acres in 1994. Instead of the traditional neighborhood road, a central sidewalk connects houses in Arcadia, leads to a community garden and passes by a common house — complete with kitchen, library, and guest rooms. Some houses are joined and all are located close together. Stalberg said if approved and built, the ecovillage will contain similar features, including a common house with community resources, and will also raise organic crops and livestock to feed residents. “We would like the ecovillage to be as food selfsufficient as possible,” he said. Stalberg said the community would use natural materials and energy-efficient methods to construct homes ranging from 100 to 400 square feet . Arcadia was also designed with the environment in mind, providing access to solar power and protecting the surrounding woods, Laskody said. “It’s also important for folks to see that there are different ways to create neighborhoods,” she said. “We don’t have to stick with the usual model that developers offer.” Like the planned ecovillage, Arcadia uses a democratic decision-making process that allows all residents to get involved. While residents may abstain from voting, those who participate in voting must all be in accord for the decision to stand.

“Here in our Arcadia community, our focus is around learning how to be a good neighbor and learning to share resources.”
Becky Laskody, Arcadia resident
Steven Fisher, an Arcadia resident, said he values Arcadia’s respect for privacy and of the individual’s choice to get involved in the decision-making process. Fisher joined Arcadia because his wife had multiple sclerosis and needed a house to fit her needs. “I was interested in having the opportunity to design a house that would suit her,” he said. Elisabeth Curtis, another resident, joined partly to participate in a social experiment — to see if people can live so close to one another. “If we can’t do it here, what hope is there for the rest of the world?” she said. Laskody added that living in an intentional community helps develop interdependence. “Though it takes extra work … you gain a lot from the sharing that you do with other people.” Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

Supporters of the University’s gender-neutral housing initiative will have to wait a little longer for a decision from Chancellor Holden Thorp. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp said earlier this month that Thorp would take action on the proposal by Jan. 27. That date is now passed, but Crisp said he is confident a decision will come in the next few days. Thorp was unavailable for comment Friday. University spokesman Mike McFarland said more information on the proposal’s status will be available this week. The gender-neutral housing proposal, if passed, would allow students of the opposite sex to live together in a specified UNC residence hall starting in the fall semester. The proposal’s supporters say it addresses issues of safety and would make some students feel more comfortable in their residence halls. Sophomore Kevin Claybren, who started the gender-neutral housing proposal, said he doesn’t know why a decision hasn’t been made yet. “I was with everyone else with thinking (Thorp) was going to make one by Friday,” Claybren said. Crisp wrote in an email that Thorp will need to make a decision by the end of the month at the latest. “Our ability to move forward on a decision to implement would have to happen in early February,” Crisp wrote. “I can only assume (Thorp) had not finished his consideration in time for a decision Friday and will do so in the next day or so.” Rick Bradley, assistant director of Housing and Residential Education, said in September that the housing department is ready to take action on the proposal as soon as it is approved, should Thorp approve the measure. Terri Phoenix, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center, said earlier this month that Thorp has in the past been an ally for inclusion. Claybren said he is hopeful the delay in announcing a decision reflects the amount of consideration Thorp is putting into it. “I’m just hoping that this time that he is taking is to make the best decision for our campus.” Contact the University Editor at university@dailytarheel.com.

UNC study says high-fiber diet increases diverticulosis risk
UNC School of Medicine researchers have found that a highfiber diet increases the rise of developing diverticulosis, contradicting the widely held belief that this diet lowers the risk. Diverticulosis is a disease of the large intestine in which pouches develop in the colon wall. It affects about one-third of adults older than 60. The study also found that constipation does not increase a person’s risk of the disease, contrary to another popular belief.

Bhangra elite invited to elite 8 competition
The Indian folk dancers will compete with the continent’s top teams.
By Katherine Proctor
Assistant Arts Editor


UNC Bhangra Elite has justified its name. The Indian folk dance team will compete in the Elite 8 Bhangra Invitational in Washington, D.C., on March 3. The invitation-only competition, sponsored by Emdo Entertainment, selects eight Bhangra teams throughout North America to participate. Of this year’s participants,

Bhangra Elite is the only team with both male and female members. This year marks the first time the group has been chosen for the competition. Ameer Ghodke, a captain for Bhangra Elite, said waiting for the announcement of the team’s invitation was extremely drawn out. “The process of our hearing about getting in is a seven- or eight-week process,” he said. “Every week they announce a new team, and we were on the tail end of that.” He said though the team members weren’t expecting to be chosen, they knew they had a good shot.

Prasant Lokinendi, the team’s manager, said the invitation confirms Bhangra Elite’s status as a highly talented team. “It’s kind of like the Elite Eight in basketball,” he said. “When you get that far, you know you’re a good team.” Bianca Patel, another one of the team’s captains, said Bhangra Elite will begin holding extra practices to prepare for Elite 8. Ghodke said the team will practice for two or three hours every night. “You have to prepare like varsity sports do for a big game,” he said. Patel also said that prior to

the competition, the team will have to make some changes to the routine it typically performs. “We’re going to have to add some more gimmicks for Elite 8,” she said. Less than a week before Elite 8, Bhangra Elite will perform in another competition in Durham that calls for a more traditional routine, Patel said. Ghodke said the quick transition between the different routines will be a challenge, but he knows Bhangra Elite will be up to it. “When you have something as big as this, everyone buckles down,” he said. Lokinendi said two or three

“You have to prepare like varsity sports do for a big game.”
Ameer Ghodke,
A captain for Bhangra elite

Local school board submits letter about charter school
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education sent a letter last week to the chairman of the N.C. State Board of Education asking that the board reject the application for a new elementary charter school in Chapel Hill. The letter stated that based on its business model, the Lee Scholars School would tend to reduce the resources available to underserved students who might attend the school. The letter also stated the charter school would negatively impact the school district’s budget, which could hurt the district’s initiatives to address problems like the achievement gap. -From staff and wire reports

years ago, Bhangra Elite would never have been chosen to compete. “We were nowhere close to that level,” he said. “But now, with a lot of hard work, we’re one of the top teams in the United States and Canada.” Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.


Monday, January 30, 2012


The Daily Tar Heel

Writing for Screen Pauper Players present minor remains small ‘carefree entertainment’
By Deborah Strange
Staff Writer

By Deborah Strange
Staff Writer

theater review

broadway melodies
Time: 8 p.m. tonight and Tuesday

In 2003, UNC became one of few public universities to offer a screenwriting program for undergraduates. Nine years later, the Writing for the Screen and Stage minor program remains a rare but often overlooked opportunity for aspiring dramatic writers. “We really want people who are, in their minds, serious about this career,” said Dana Coen, interim director of the program. The application period for the ninth class of the program opens Wednesday to sophomores. The program is designed for students devoted to dramatic writing, Coen said. Once accepted, students are required to take five courses over their last four semesters — three development, one analysis and one screenwriting history — to hone their skills in television, film and play writing. Coen said the history class teaches students the story behind screenwriters’ current undervalued positions in the industry and makes them aware of their value as storytellers in the industry. “They need to come out knowing their worth,” he said. “Movies can’t be made without scripts. The program also prepares students for the postgraduate reality of entertainment writing. “Once you graduate from college, it’s a hard world out there,” said David Sontag, who directed the program at UNC until his retirement last spring. Sontag first implemented the program nine years ago after the University received a $500,000 grant from alum and fellow screenwriter Michael Piller to create a screenwriting program. He said he wanted to give students a way of expressing themselves through digital and visual media — a form that combines words and images to reflect the human experience. Sontag said that in novels an author has time to develop a character’s inner monologue, but

dth/cristina barletta Professors Dana Coen, left, and Scott Myers, right, are the heads of the Writing for the Screen and Stage program, which is accepting applications.

that’s not the case with dramatic writing or real life. “We live in a space between the words,” he said. He also said the five courses were adequate in training while giving students the opportunity to take liberal arts courses. “That was the proper length for it,” he said. “We’re not a conservatory.” The program’s professors — all former Hollywood screenwriters — teach their students to become independent so they can succeed. “You prepare them the best you can, and it’s up to them to go to Los Angeles or New York and prove themselves,” said Scott Myers, a professor in the program. But the program can provide a head start in the industry. Ross Maloney, part of the minor’s current graduating class, will work with Scott Free Productions in Los Angeles as part of the Hollywood Internship Program, which places graduating

find out more
Time: 6 p.m. Tuesday Location: Swain 1A Info: http://comm.unc.edu/ undergraduate/minor

Featuring classic Broadway tunes and pop-culture parodies, Sunday’s matinee of Pauper Players’ annual production “Broadway Melodies” was a highenergy, entertaining show. Three small musicals — “The Kardashians: The Musical,” “Avatartanic” and “Pokemon: The Musical” — were written by and catered to students. Each is cleverly hilarious. The writers of the musicals utilized the melodies of Broadway, sampling from “Les Miserables,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Grease.” But their original stories were based on what their target audience knew: Kim Kardashian’s divorce, Celine Dion’s influence on “Titanic,” the blue oddities of “Avatar” and the gaming storyline of “Pokemon.” “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid” became “In N.Y.C.,” sung by Kris Jenner — played by Rosalee Lewis — in “Kardashians,” convincing her daughters to audition for a Broadway show. The unique lyrics were perfectly intertwined with the origi-

‘Broadway Melodies’ Pauper Players Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Location: Hanes Art Center Info: http://pauperplayers. blogspot.com/

nal songs. Each story was a parody of its respective topic, making jokes about the Kardashian family dynamics and the cheesy romances in “Titanic” and “Avatar.” The performers’ technical skills, though, were hit-or-miss. George Barrett, playing both Reggie Bush in “Kardashians” and Jack Dawson in “Avatartanic,” was inaudible when accompanied by the piano or his fellow cast members. But Alex Daly, who played Ash in “Pokemon,” was heard clearly as he filled the auditorium with spot-on notes as audience members clapped along with the music. The acting was sometimes unrealistic, and the timing of dialogue was unnaturally off. Brandon Lanning’s portrayal of James Cameron in “Avatartanic” had a line that epitomized the show’s spirit.


dailytarheel.com to watch video from rehearsals and interviews with the cast.

“Why would you come to a show called ‘Avatartanic’ if you expect us to follow the rules?” The show didn’t care about seriousness — it cared about fun. The cast stayed devoted to the story, embodying tackily passionate characters. The performers displayed obvious affection for the show. It appeared the show’s only goal was the audience’s enjoyment — and judging by the standing ovation at curtain call, that goal was achieved. “Broadway Melodies” is carefree entertainment that validates guilty pleasures. It’s better than reality television. Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.

on the wire: national and world news
Know more on today’s stories: dailytarheel.com/nationworld
Romney has double-digit lead in Florida polls
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) — Mitt Romney opened a commanding lead in Florida Sunday, driving his rivals to start shifting their sights to other states as more suitable battlegrounds to keep challenging him for the Republican presidential nomination. Three new polls showed the former Massachusetts governor seizing a double-digit lead over his nearest competitor, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, in Florida, where voting will end on Tuesday. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania trailed far behind, with little hope of victory in a state where the winner will take all 50 delegates, and the rest will get nothing. Gingrich planned to barnstorm the state by air Monday in a primary-eve push to close the gap. But he also looked past the likely loss on Tuesday, insisting that the anti-Romney vote eventually will coalesce around him. “We will go all the way to the convention,” he said Sunday. Santorum, who suspended campaigning to be at the hospital bedside of his 3-year-old daughter, sent surrogates to Florida. He looked ahead to the next contest on Feb. 4 in Nevada. His campaign is opening an office in Las Vegas. And Paul, who already abandoned Florida, wrapped up two days of campaigning in Maine, which also holds caucuses on Feb. 4. “I think that’s a real good place for us to break through,” he said Sunday. Romney opened his big lead in Florida as Gingrich’s bounce off a win in South Carolina evaporated. Romney led Gingrich by 42 to 27 percent in a new NBC-Marist poll, one of three polls with similar margins. Santorum had 16 percent and Paul had 11 percent. “Mitt Romney has shored up support among his key backers while cutting his losses among Tea Party voters,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “The net effect is that he is in the driver’s seat as Tuesday’s primary approaches.”

seniors in Hollywood studios over the summer. Maloney, who knew he wanted to be a screenwriter at age 8 when he started to realize he could improve the movies he watched, said he can’t imagine not being a writer. “I feel like I would still go back to writing at night and watching movies and thinking, ‘I could do better,’” he said. Maloney said any part of his life that makes him feel something can be used as inspiration. “Every day, there’s so much you can take and make story out of.” Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.




Sudanese rebels abduct Chinese construction workers
BEIJING (MCT) — Sudanese rebels have kidnapped about 30 Chinese construction workers who were building a road in a remote stretch of the country, Chinese and Sudanese sources said Sunday. The workers’ camp in South Kordofan was attacked late Saturday by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, a guerrilla force said to be allied with Southern Sudan, the world’s newest country. A rebel spokesman was quoted saying 29 Chinese workers were being held “for their own safety” because of fighting in the area. In Beijing, the foreign ministry confirmed Sunday that its nationals have “gone missing.” “The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy to Sudan have initiated an emergency response to the incident,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin was quoted as saying by the Xinhua news agency.

Australia/New Zealand Information Session
FedEx Global Education Center - Room 2008/2010 Monday, Jan 30, 2012 • 4:00-5:00 PM
We will have Study Abroad Alumni from Australia/ New Zealand to give a presentation and answer questions. All students who wish to study in Australia please come!

Find out about program options, requirements, financial aid, course credits. Don’t wait, get going on planning your international experience by attending this session.
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Monday, January 30, 2012


Student body presidents here and now
By Katharine McAnarney
Staff Writer

‘For the Love of Carrboro’
February will be a month spent honoring the town’s ‘cool’ spirit.
“You can send a Valentine card or letter to a member of the military and we will pay for the postage.”
Bill Soeters,
Carrboro’s UPS manager

As six student body president candidates vie for a position that would define their senior year, former student body presidents — from the 1960s to 2011 — said that the position influenced the course of their lives. Jon Curtis, associate director of student activities and organizations for the Carolina Union, wrote in an email that he has met almost every living student body president from UNC. He said he has worked with student body presidents for the last 17 years as an advisor to student government.

Where is he now: Spearman is a retired partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C. He is handling cases about public school funding. Looking back: Spearman said there were two political parties when he ran — the University and Student parties. He said the job helped prepare

BoB Spearman, 1964-1965

selection process created. “Everybody was just excited for the great opportunity,” Stone said. “Nothing was lost, and a sense of community was gained.” The Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously voted on By Sarah Clover a resolution to officially create Staff Writer “For the Love of Carrboro Month” Though Carrboro had its heart at their meeting last week. In its resolution, the board broken when it wasn’t chosen as said it was enthusiastic about the “Lovetown, USA,” it has quickly Curtis said that he has noticed rebounded — dedicating February community spirit Carrboro resia large amount of diversity in the “For the Love of Carrboro” month. dents exhibited during Lovetown eventual paths of the students events. Annette Stone, the town’s ecowho have passed through the “The community spirit that nomic development officer, prooffice. was exhibited by the lovers of “Some of these individuals have posed that local businesses take Carrboro during the events that married and become parents and advantage of Carrboro’s tempowere held in support of Lovetown rary fame as a contender for the are finding fulfillment through demonstrated the closeness, reality show “Lovetown, USA” by those roles,” he said. warmth and caring that defines holding love-themed promotions “Other have found their prothis community,” the resolution during February. fessional paths and are finding states. After learning on Nov. 4 that fulfillment in their profession, Many businesses have it was being considered for the and some are still experiencing expressed interest in participatOprah Winfrey Network show, forms of education that allow ing in the newly declared month, Carrboro hosted community them to delve deeper into what including Balloons & Tunes, their potential might have in store events to convince producers it Townsend Bertram & Company should be chosen as Lovetown. for him.” After the town learned in early and The Framers Corner. Bill Soeters, Carrboro’s UPS Contact the University Editor January that it wasn’t selected, manager, will hold a special for at university @dailytarheel.com. Stone suggested businesses ride couples to take advantage of as the wave of community spirit the him for politics. “Work as student body president was helpful for getting me into more political matters than I would have

part of the effort. The store is offering a 25 percent discount for couples who come in wanting passport photos, Soeters said. February is also Operation SWAK (sealed with a kiss) month at the Carrboro UPS store. “You can send a Valentine card or letter to a member of the military and we will pay for the postage,” Soeters said. The Station at Southern Rail Restaurant will also participate by hosting a dating game on Feb. 14, and it will have “For the Love of Carrboro” food and drink specials. “Anything that happens in our new event has no downside, because to us, any traffic in local businesses is a good thing,” Stone said. Other events that Stone proposed local businesses incorporate include speed dating nights and

couple-centered games — essentially, anything that keeps the focus on love. Stone said she is certain the community pride generated by the campaign for Lovetown will spread into the February events — and she has been spreading the word through local media. She said in an email that the town will run 45 half-minute ads on WCHL during the month of February to promote Carrboro businesses, and will also run two half-page ads in the Carrboro Citizen. Soeters said he thinks the month will be a success. “This is a good way for a local business to support the Town,” Soeters said. “Things like this help make Carrboro cool.” Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

otherwise done.”

Where is he now: An attorney at the Raleigh law firm Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Moss defends doctors in medical malpractice lawsuits. Looking back: “There were certain skills that I was called upon to have that have been helpful to me, like presentation and speak-

BiLL moSS, 1977-1978

ing skills, that are applicable to what I do as a lawyer.” He said the job exposed him to groups on campus he otherwise wouldn’t have been exposed to.

Where is he now: Kelly serves as general counsel in the N.C. Attorney General’s Office, working to reform bank mortgaging practices. Looking back: He said he was the first out-of-state student body president and that the position endeared the state to him. “(It) gave me a better sense

J. B. KeLLy, 1979 - 1980

of North Carolina.” He said his presidency helped him learn the history of the state. “It allowed me to stay in the state and do what I did.”

Where is he now: Saunders represents the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce as a lawyer from Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP. Looking back: “By placing a lot of responsibility on me early, (it) helped me focus on my career, my studies, and it’s what helped me decide to go to law school.”

BoB SaunderS, 1980 - 1981

school spirit.”

He moved back to Chapel Hill in 1992. “I became so involved with the University and the town again and it renewed my

Where is she now: An attorney at the law firm of Matthews Wallace LLP in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wallace deals with commercial litigation and privacy issues.

patricia WaLLace, 1985 - 1986

Looking back: “Sadly, it made me much more cynical. I think some of the circumstances I found myself in, such as people lying to president. me and hiding information from

me, made me learn not to trust people. It is kind of sad commentary on the position.” She was the first female student body


Where is he now: Dearmin is a consultant for Nexus Strategies in Raleigh and works on political campaigns for local and statewide officials.

Seth dearmin, 2005 - 2006

Looking back: “It impacted me by trying to have my voice heard in a situation where I was the kid of the table with big-time leaders.” He said the position helped

ily opened.”

him connect with alumni, students and members of the Board of Trustees. “(It) opened some doors not necessarily eas-

Where is she now: Jones works at the Center for American Progress.

JaSmin JoneS, 2009 - 2010

Looking back: “It taught me that when you get to the top, life is not easier. ... You must work 10 times harder.” She wrote that the job revealed her interest in government. everyone.” “I plan to work closely with the

government throughout my life because I believe that it’s the one institution, outside of the church, that was created to help

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Where is he now: Medlin is teaching high school students in Busan, South Korea, as a Fulbright scholar, and is pursuing a public relations internship with the Korean-American Educational Commission.

hogan medLin, 2010 - 2011

Looking back: “It was the people I met, the triumphs and setbacks, the late nights of working and

the continuous inspiration from the student body that taught me how to keep motivated towards achieving my own personal goals and dreams.”



Monday, January 30, 2012

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and Justice Plaza at an upcoming meeting. In the meantime, the campers in the plaza remain out in the cold. Jamie Rohe, the program coordinator for the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness, said it has been common for homeless people and travelers to stay in Occupy encampments across the country. “It becomes a sort of safe place to sleep outdoors,” she said. “I think they probably get some food, some company, someone to talk to, some sympathy.” Heather Epes, a Carrboro resident and events “bottom liner” ment after applying the facts of a particular situation and individual review, she said. The University of Virginia, one of the 14 colleges that received a green light rating from FIRE this year, had a sexual harassment policy similar to ASU’s, and it received a red light rating for the policy in 2010. But after hearing a speaker from FIRE, UVA’s Dean of Students Allen Groves said he began altering the school’s policies, which he said were too broad and punished offensive speech but not necessarily sexual harassment. Tolerance and civility policies are other procedures in which UNC-CH, N.C. State University and East Carolina University violate the First Amendment, according to FIRE’s report. Harris said schools should encourage tolerance but not mandate it, because schools cannot limit speech to only the inoffensive. for the Occupy Chapel Hill movement, said it was never the intention of Occupy to provide a lasting support system for the homeless, but they did engage with the homeless while camping out. “It’s more to point out to other folks that you can interact with the homeless, and they can be part of your community,” she said. Epes said she was aware the Occupy movement couldn’t provide all the services the homeless require, but she questions if Chapel Hill is doing enough to help the homeless. “If they were getting what they needed, why would they come to

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“The town wanted to make Occupy feel that what they were from page 1 doing is important, so they got fragile,” she said. “They need proaway with camping there without fessional services like mental evalu- a permit,” Rich said. ations, medicine and dental care.” “But when they packed up Rich also said that ordinances to leave, the unintentional conthe town left unenforced during sequence is that the homeless the Occupy encampment — which people put their tents up and said would prevent those in the plaza they are political protesters.” from remaining without a permit McDonald’s email also asked — need to be enforced. Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris The town didn’t enforce regula- Blue, Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt tions that require permits for the and Chapel Hill Town Council use of public space and ban camp- members to invoke the town’s ing on public property overnight ordinances. during the Occupy Chapel Hill/ Rich said the council will Carrboro movement. address the situation at Peace


“But when they packed up to leave, the unintentional consequence is that the homeless people put their tents up and said they are political protesters.”
Penny Rich, councilwoman
us?” she said. Rich said she advises the homeless still camped out at the plaza to go to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service homeless shelter. “There are basic human needs that people have and living on a street in a tent will not get you the services you need,” she said. In the meantime, McDonald said she will be waiting for the town to take action. After months of declining business due to the encampment, she said she hopes the council will consider its impact on the area. “It’s dirty and uncomfortable and nobody wants to go there.” Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com. ASG members for rarely speaking on the behalf of the students at board meetings. “It’s unacceptable if you don’t speak on Friday,” Eaves told Bhula. “Your job is not to sit there and listen, because you don’t have a vote. You’re there to talk.” Bhula said he relies on oneon-one conversations with board members to have his voice heard. “They don’t really ask me to speak, that’s the thing,” he said at the meeting. “I’ve done a lot of side-door conversations with members.” The board will discuss the proposals on Feb. 9 and vote the following day. Student body presidents from almost every school will attend. Cooper said their presence is needed to represent students at this critical moment. “This is what 220,000 have left for their voice to be heard.” Contact the State & National Editor at state@dailytarheel.com.

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opportunities to benefit from University life?” Winston Crisp, UNC-CH’s vice chancellor for student affairs, said he is comfortable with the yellow light rating because the University’s policies focus on conduct rather than speech. “I understand that adverse effect could be applied loosely and be problematic,” he said. “But we are talking about actions that make it difficult for people to access education.” Red light ratings were given to 256 of the 392 schools surveyed for policies that FIRE said restrict freedom of speech. Five UNC-system schools received the red light. FIRE’s website cited

Appalachian State University’s harassment policy as one of the reasons for its red light rating. The foundation said the policy prohibits “offensive behavior” instead of sexual harassment. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance at ASU includes sexual innuendos, sexually explicit questions and repeated requests for dates with someone who isn’t interested as sexual harassment. But according to FIRE’s report, sexual harassment is deemed by U.S. Supreme Court rulings as extreme and repetitive behavior that interferes with a person’s ability to receive an education. Linda Foulsham, director of the office at ASU, said the red light rating was completely unwarranted. The instances would only be determined to be sexual harass-

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ate student who is also a member of the coalition, said he does not from page 1 have a price for buses yet, but he’s to provide transportation for meeting with Cooper Tuesday to students who want to attend the discuss logistics. meeting. Bringing the students to the Longest and other students board meeting is only one of the asked for funding to bus students group’s goals, he said. from across the state to Chapel “I think our main goal is to Hill when members will review show that students have been left Ross’ proposal — which keeps out of the (tuition) process,” he campus tuition increases from said. “We’re not being involved in exceeding 9.9 percent. any of these discussions.” “Now is the time these students Longest said it is important for need to be their own advocates, students to speak for themselves. and that’s why we’re asking for “Our presence might not necesthese buses,” Longest said. sarily have a strong impact (on The association is composed of the vote), but we hope it will.” student leaders from the 17 sysBhula, a non-voting member tem institutions and is funded by of the board, said he will request an annual $1 student fee. permission to allow students, ASG President Atul Bhula said Cooper and TJ Eaves – the stuthe association’s spending must be dent body president of Western approved by the system’s General Carolina University – to speak at Administration, so the organizathe meeting. tion’s ability to fund the buses is “It’s not impossible, I’m going still unclear — but the student to talk to a few members on the body presidents told the students board,” he said. “Everything is kind of up in the air right now.” Contact the State & National they would try. Stephen Milder, a UNC graduBhula has been criticized by Editor at state@dailytarheel.com.


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listening to speakers at the rally read, “The first amendment is our permit.” At the protest, speakers from Occupy discussed a range of issues focused on free speech, performed a play and sang. Andy Koch, a UNC Students for a Democratic Society member who spoke at the rally, said the ordinances restricted free speech. “Our voice is being pushed out of the way by ordinances, by police,” he said. Protester Alex Berkman said from its start, the movement has valued constitutional rights more than town restrictions. “What was important was that we were asserting our rights as

“Our voice is being pushed out of the way by ordinances, by police.”
Andy Koch, a UNC Students for a
Democratic Society member

citizens,” he said. Protesters also questioned Stancil’s stance on enforcement. “I think he’s exerting his influence a little too strongly,” protester Alex Kotch said. Berkman said Town Council hasn’t stood up for occupiers. “They’re clearly out of touch with the town.” Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.

Dth/eriN hUll A gathering in Peace and Justice Plaza to address “freedoms that are necessary for a just world” was illegal because it took place on a Sunday.



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“But when they packed up to leave, the unintentional consequence is that the homeless people put their tents up and said they are political protesters.”
Penny Rich, Town Council member, on the effects of Occupy Chapel Hill’s recent move from Peace and Justice Plaza


EDITorIal BoarD mEmBErs



By Luke Holman, luke_holman@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

callie Bost

Associate Opinion Editor Junior journalism major from Burlington. Email: cabost@live.unc.edu

“The reality is that in a free-thinking society, open discourse about contentious issues benefits us all, even when specific issues make some people more uncomfortable than others.”
breal, on a letter stating that a woman’s abortion is nobody’s business

Public space should be for all

Explore your passions with a grant from the SEF
TO THE EDITOR: The next deadline to apply for the Student Enrichment Fund is on the horizon and we would like to encourage students to capitalize on this opportunity to both explore their passions and enrich the Carolina community. The Student Enrichment Fund distributes grants each month for individual students or a pair of students to attend a conference, seminar, lecture or other enriching academic endeavor outside of UNC’s campus. These $200 to $400 grants can be used to cover any costs associated with the event, from travel expenses to conference admission fees. The beauty of the Student Enrichment Fund is that it is an open-ended grant for students to explore their own passions. Carolina is a campus rich with a diversity of student interests, and the Student Enrichment Fund seeks to reflect and reward that diversity. Thus, there are no limitations on the types of conferences to which students can apply to attend. The only requirement is that students must be willing and able to meaningfully share what they’ve learned from their enrichment experiences with the Carolina community. In early October, The Daily Tar Heel editorial board put it best when they stated that “college is an ideal time to discover new ideas, develop new talents and broaden your world view.” The Student Enrichment Fund is already allowing students to extend the Carolina Way by experiencing the value of different perspectives, beliefs and opinions. Please visit http:// execbranch.web.unc.edu/ for more information about the Student Enrichment Fund. Applications are due Feb. 1. Katy Koesy Senior Journalism and Public Policy It is true that the ASG president is a non-voting member of the Board of Governors. Still, there is much ASG can do to ensure the board hears students’ voices. I have met hundreds of students from campuses throughout the UNC system who oppose these hikes. ASG has the opportunity to prove that it indeed represents students by bringing these students to Chapel Hill on Feb. 10. ASG does have the capacity to mobilize students and has done it before. In 2001, they mobilized 5,000 students to successfully protest and lobby the N.C. General Assembly to reduce budget cuts. If you think ASG should help students from your campus to come to Chapel Hill and have their voices heard, tell your student body president you want to be at the meeting on Feb. 10 and ask that ASG fund your transportation. Students want to be heard on Feb. 10. ASG should do its job and make that happen. Ana Maria Reichenbach Senior International Studies


ver since Occupy Chapel Hill set up camp in Peace and Justice Plaza, the town has learned a great lesson about what measures people will take to have their voices heard. Recently, the group has taken concern with a memo written by Town Manager Roger Stancil asking the Town Council to discuss the enforcement of ordinances regarding the use of public space in Chapel Hill. I attended Occupy Chapel Hill’s rally on Sunday in the plaza, where the movement pushed for Chapel Hill to “free up public space.” The group also has a petition on its website calling for the “immediate repeal” of three of Chapel Hill’s public space ordinances. While Occupy Chapel Hill didn’t foster any noticeable changes in the town (besides a campsite on Franklin Street), it may have a point in all its noise. Some of the current rules Stancil outlines in his memo are clearly archaic and should be reviewed. One ordinance states that the town manager’s office can’t issue permits for protests in public spaces on Sundays, a rule that doesn’t have much effect on safety. But the Town Council should keep its restriction on how long groups can stay in public spaces because areas in the town designated for public use should be open to all residents, not dominated by one cause. Occupy Chapel Hill demonstrated that it is possible to protest peacefully without following the ordinances in question. The protesters didn’t cause any major incidents and encouraged safe and spirited activism. But regardless of safety or aesthetic concerns, the town’s public spaces should be available to any resident. With protests settling in public spaces for days at a time, every group wanting to promote their cause can’t possibly be accommodated. While Occupy has every right to protest there, the restrictions are a matter of consideration for other people’s rights. Occupy may have cooperated with some groups, but seeing the camp in the plaza is enough to discourage a group from trying to reserve the space for itself. The restrictions within the ordinances address this issue clearly. There is a rule prohibiting the town from issuing a space permit more than six consecutive days in a row to the same group — a rule that is in place to regulate the fair use of the space. Ever since Peace and Justice Plaza was renamed in 2006, it has been dedicated to giving a voice to nonprofit organizations that can’t get their voices heard otherwise. Various groups have used the plaza for protests, ceremonies, rallies and even Girl Scout cookie sales. But when one group dominates the space, the plaza’s goal of opportunity for everyone cannot be achieved. Yes, Occupy had and still has the right to protest in the plaza. The same goes to any other group in the town. The town isn’t taking away any group’s rights of free speech or assembly by placing time restrictions on public space use, which are Occupy’s main argument against these ordinances. Chapel Hill was certainly sympathetic to Occupy Chapel Hill by letting it camp out for three months in the premiere protest spot on Franklin Street. Now that the tents are gone, the town must remember that every resident of Chapel Hill has their own cause and should be able to have their voice heard in a public space.

Coach, can I tweet that?
NC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell’s recent Twitter ban may seem trivial when compared to the host of problems UNC athletic teams have navigated in recent years. But Hatchell’s decision to forbid her players from using the site raises some vexing questions about the intersection between student athletes’ private lives and their public personas. In the classroom, student athletes are treated the same as any other student — or at least they should be. Theoretically, athletes are held to the same academic standards as their classmates, and they abide by the same rules.



The athletic department needs consistency in its social media policy.

Likewise, when athletes encounter disciplinary problems, they are afforded the same rights to privacy and due process as any other student. When it comes to their public lives, however, athletes are held to different standards, since they act as representatives of UNC. This too seems sensible. But for the grey area between public and private interactions, University policy is lacking — and most social media falls squarely in this gray area. The athletic department’s current social media policy includes such generalities as “Everything you post is public information,” and vague admonitions like “What you post may affect your future.” Without more specific guidance, students and coaches are left to make it up as they go along, and the right path isn’t always clear. An outright

ban seems rash, but a coach’s desire to err on the side of caution is perfectly understandable, especially when the stakes are so high. Disgraced former football star Marvin Austin provided a classic social media cautionary tale when he penned an incriminating tweet two summers ago, sparking a lengthy NCAA investigation and leading to his dismissal from the team. UNC’s current policy reflects a crude understanding of social media. It needs to be rewritten to better address the various and complex problems student athletes encounter. No policy like this will ever be perfect, but the University should at least take a stab at it. UNC owes its student athletes consistency and clarity about what is expected of them, not just on and off the field, but also online.

Ignoring an abortion is disregarding the woman
TO THE EDITOR: There are many things we take issue with in the Jan. 26 letter, “A woman’s choice is none of our businesses.” First, Carolina Students for Life is not religiously affiliated. Moreover, abortion is a human rights issue. Scientifically, one becomes a distinct and unique human being at fertilization. Yes, embryos are less developed than infants. Infants, in turn, are less developed than adults, teenagers and even toddlers. Does that mean that infants do not have the right to live if their mothers so choose? What makes the embryo different from a newborn is merely its size, level of development, environment and degree of dependency — none of which qualify for the justification of taking innocent human life. The letter claims that abortion is “none of our businesses.” This argument is marked by a false sense of compassion. Telling a woman that “she lives with the consequences” is not a compassionate response to someone who finds herself in a difficult and often frightening situation. It does not in fact liberate her to make an independent choice, but rather, it disregards her situation and often leaves her alone without support. The fact is, women do get hurt by abortions. Organizations like Silent No More exist so that men and women who have experienced abortions can voice their pain and loss with the hope that others will not be hurt in the same way. Their experiences should never be dismissed. Christina Geradts Sarah Urdzik Carolina Students for Life

Include students at BOG
he UNC-system Board of Governors needs to post a detailed schedule for its February meetings so students who hope to attend can plan accordingly. Though the BOG’s tuition decision will be made in Chapel Hill, its effects will be felt across the state. Unless the board telegraphs to students exactly when during the two-day meeting the discussion about tuition will take place, students from the 17 UNC-system campuses won’t be able to coordinate their efforts. UNC-system President Thomas Ross’ proposed tuition



The board should do more to facilitate student involvement.

increases for system schools will likely pass when the board meets on Feb. 10, but students should still capitalize on the publicity surrounding the vote to make their voices heard. If nothing else, protests outside the meeting will demonstrate to the board that students are not being effectively represented on the board and that they are clamoring to be part of the process. Student participation in the meeting itself is also an issue. Currently, the only student who can speak at board meetings is Atul Bhula, the president of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments. But for an issue like tuition, one voice isn’t enough, particularly a silent one. Bhula has

barely spoken at board meetings, squandering a critical opportunity for student input. The board should find ways to involve students more in its decision-making process, even if their procedures preclude participation by students other than Bhula. Though students will never be happy about a tuition increase, better involvement would likely mitigate their dissatisfaction. In the future, the board should add a campus outreach event to its regular meeting schedule. In order for this model to work, however, interested students have to show up. Without continued participation in the process, students cannot expect the board to give much weight to their views.

Ask ASG to pay for your transportation to BOG
TO THE EDITOR: Every year, students pay a portion of their fees to support the Association of Student Governments. In return, the ASG president is supposed to represent our interests at the Board of Governors. But though the BOG plans to raise tuition to historically high levels on Feb. 10, ASG has done little to oppose these hikes.

Educating voters
n November, North Carolina will elect new state legislators, new national representatives and a new governor — on top of helping choose the next president. These elections will determine the trajectory of public education both in this state and across the country. As voters in a swing state, North Carolinians will play a critical role in this process. UNC students should make the most of this opportunity to influence education policy. If for some reason students don’t think they are affected by education policy, perhaps this



Students must push for education to be a focus of the 2012 election.

year’s tuition increases will convince them otherwise. Whether they support Democrats or Republicans, or aren’t yet sure of their political leanings, all UNC students have a stake in the upcoming elections. If they hope to avoid future tuition increases, students should vote accordingly. Our state legislators play a crucial, if indirect, role in these debates by appointing the members of the UNCsystem Board of Governors. And as beneficiaries of North Carolina’s education spending, we should support candidates who support our school. On a national scale, too, education has loomed large in political conversations. Last Tuesday’s State of the Union address provided good evi-

dence of this; Obama dedicated a solid portion of his speech to the importance of education to the future of this country. Obama also mentioned North Carolina three times in Tuesday’s address. This was no coincidence, nor was the decision to hold this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Obama’s narrow victory here in 2008 has established North Carolina as a battleground state, and efforts to target voters here will only increase as the election approaches. UNC students should take advantage of this spotlight and make sure that education remains at the forefront of political dialogue. With so much at stake, we can’t afford to be apathetic.

ASG is trying to organize buses to transport students from some far-reaching UNC-system schools to Chapel Hill for the meeting. Tonight at 8 p.m., Mary Cooper is hosting a teach-in about tuition at the Campus Y. The teach-in is open to all students.


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NC releases 2010-11 ‘Amendment One’ show teacher evaluations encourages dialogue
online, which can be accessed as a link from www.ncreportcards.org. Staff Writer Allison Stewart, a senior in For the first time in North the UNC School of Education, Carolina, parents will not only is currently a student teacher at be able to see their kids’ grades Carrboro Elementary. She said the online but also an evaluation of School of Education emphasizes their school’s teachers. reflection and self-evaluations. The evaluations released earlier “As annoying as we tend to find this month are for the 2010-11 it — reflecting on everything — it school year and only include really can be helpful,” she said. teachers in their first three years “There are teachers who aren’t or tenured teachers renewing effective, and they need to know their license. that they aren’t effective. Because The N.C. Department of Public the students deserve a teacher Instruction promised to release who’s going to help them.” the teacher evaluation data in its Evaluations for the 2011-12 application for Race to the Top, a school year will be released this federal competition that awarded fall — the same time school report nearly $400 million in education cards are released — and will funding to the state in 2010. include every teacher, Garland Rebecca Garland, chief said. An additional standard will academic officer of the departmeasure student growth. ment, said the evaluations were Garland said they will present designed to help teachers identify information about the additional areas for improvement, not to dis- standard and recommend a tool miss a teacher. to measure student growth at the Teachers are rated by their N.C. Board of Education meeting school’s principal on standards this week. including leadership, knowledge Gary Henry, a public policy of the content they teach and self- professor at UNC and director of reflection. The superintendent the Education Policy Initiative then evaluates the principals. at Carolina, said the Carolina Individual teachers are not Institute for Public Policy proidentified in the evaluations posted vided an external review of the

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various methods to calculate student growth. It is also doing classroom observations of a random sample of teachers to measure the reliability of principals’ evaluations. Henry said the validity of the evaluations will improve after principals have had a few years to practice using the tool. “This takes training on the part of principals, and practice,” he said. Garland said the department will hire a staff member to help improve the reliability of the data and work with principals to standardize their responses to the evaluations. The evaluation system has essentially been converted from a tool for professional development to a means of improving transparency, Henry said. “It’s really being retrofitted, in a way, for a purpose that it wasn’t necessarily designed to fulfill,” he said. “It can probably do it, but there may need to be refinements in order to work out all the issues with it.”

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In a politically charged yet lighthearted musical skit, a group of UNC students serenaded Orange County residents about gay marriage Sunday evening. “N.C. Amendment One: The Musical!” is a six-minute show about the proposed same-sex marriage amendment that will appear on the upcoming primary ballots in May. The amendment would define marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic union recognized in North Carolina. UNC sophomore Rachel Kaplan wrote and produced the musical in an effort to inform voters and to demystify the politics surrounding Amendment One. Kaplan and a group of 15 students performed the musical Sunday at the Orange County Human Relations Month Forum 2012, “Defining Marriage in North Carolina by Constitutional Amendment: What are the Implications?” A panel before the performance facilitated a discussion about the proposed amendment and the Contact the State & National potential negative impact it would Editor at state@dailytarheel.com. have on unmarried couples.

The energy of the small cast provided an upbeat conclusion to the dialogue between the forum’s panel and audience. Pitting politicians against citizens, the plotline hinges on the contention over voting for the rights of those in same-sex and domestic partnerships. The cheerful resiliency of the citizens contrasts with the brusque demands of the politicians. Each group’s arguments create a palpable tension on stage. Seemingly at an impasse, the debate is interrupted by the jovial hail of George Washington, played by sophomore Ben Elling. He is the star of the show when he descends on the politicians and citizens, wittily knocking some sense into the situation. With a disheveled white wig and a wide grin, Elling comically reminds everyone that the nation was built on the separation of church and state and that “all people are equal without exception.” Panelist and UNC law professor Maxine Eichner stressed the importance of educating voters. “It would be a travesty for this amendment to pass if voters are

dth/lori wang Ben Elling performs as George Washington in “N.C. Amendment One: The Musical!,” a play on the proposed same-sex marriage amendment.

not informed.” Kaplan’s musical skit delivered the same message, yet in a lighter, spirit-fingers way. In a crescendo, the show’s final lyric pressed voters to “get your butt to the polls and vote against N.C. Amendment One.” Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.

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UNC wrestling falls to Terrapins, Navy
By Robbie Harms
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Before Friday’s meet against No. 13 Maryland, North Carolina redshirt senior wrestler Kyle Kiss was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his thumb and was told that he was done wrestling, coach C.D. Mock said. Kiss not only went on to wrestle that night — against the No. 2 wrestler in his weight class — but he chose to compete in Saturday’s meet against Navy, too. UNC lost to the ACC-leading Terrapins 25-10 and fell to the Midshipmen 25-12 at Carmichael Arena, but Kiss’ toughness typified UNC’s attitude for the weekend — a resilient, never-say-die mindset that left the team with something to build upon as it enters the last two months of the season. “It was an inspiration to all of us and demonstrative of why he’s a team captain,” C.D. Mock said. “To try to wrestle without a thumb is remarkable.” The final scores of the two meets were nearly identical, but the momentum in each was anything but. In Friday’s contest, Maryland (13-0, 3-0 ACC) put UNC (2-13, 1-3) on its back foot from the start. In the first match of the night — the heavyweight division — No. 8 Spencer Myers pinned UNC freshman Frank Abbondanza in 1:39 to give the Terrapins an early 6-0 lead. The six-point margin was the closest the Tar Heels came to Maryland for the rest of the night. In Saturday’s meet, on the other hand, UNC led for the majority of the contest before

dth/spencer herlong Redshirt senior Kyle Kiss tries to take down his opponent. Kiss wrestled both Friday and Saturday despite a torn ligament in his thumb.

Navy (5-6) reeled off five straight victories and 18 consecutive points to claim the win. Aside from Kiss’ grittiness, the weekend did offer some bright spots for the Tar Heels. No. 19 Corey Mock continued his winning streak in the 157pound division Friday night by defeating No. 11 Kyle John 11-2. His run was at seven in a row before he fell in his match against Navy. Zac Bennett pinned his 197pound Navy opponent in 1:34 on Saturday and went toe-to-toe with No. 5 Christian Boley in a loss on Friday. Bennett said his work in practice was a major reason he was able to secure the pin. “After I got the takedown secured, I knew that I was going to have to break the guy down. That’s something I’ve been working on a lot with the coaches —

getting the guy flat before I go for the pin,” he said. “I broke him down once. … Whenever you feel like you can get the pin, you’ve got to just go for it. And I went for it and it all worked out good.” Freshman No. 20 Evan Henderson and redshirt senior Thomas Ferguson also had strong weekends for the Tar Heels. Henderson won both of his matches while Ferguson was 1-1, the loss coming by two points to Navy’s only ranked wrestler. It was Kiss, Ferguson and fellow senior Brock LiVorio’s last regular-season home meets. They were all honored in a ceremony before Saturday’s contest. Redshirt senior Nick Tenpenny was also honored at the ceremony but did not wrestle this weekend. Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com. the last time that happened,” Marshall said. UNC’s defensive play set up open shots from long range. Many of the shots were made when the Yellow Jackets struggled to find shooters in transition. “When we have an advantage going down there, they have to make a choice if they want to stop me, stop the bigs or stop the wings,” Marshall said. “They kept leaving the wings open.” Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

minutes that UNC was able to surge ahead for good, led by junior Tierra Ruffin-Pratt. The guard drove the lane, hit a layup and was fouled with three minutes remaining. Upon seeing her shot drop through the net, Ruffin-Pratt emitted a primal yell. The release of energy and aggression did not stop there as Ruffin-Pratt added seven points to her career-high 21 points in the final three minutes. Ruffin-Pratt’s contribution added to UNC’s 11-6 scoring advantage to close out the game. Shegog was also a source of steady scoring for the Tar Heels, adding 19 points. In a game that boiled down to fine details, UNC emerged victorious. “I feel like we played hard tonight,” Petersen said. “But we didn’t play well enough to beat Carolina tonight and that’s the only team that we were playing. “This was a winnable game against a very good team. At the end of the day, we just needed to make one or two more shots and get one or two more rebounds.” Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

dth/eliza williams Laura Broomfield sends back a shot from Wake Forest’s Sandra Garcia Sunday afternoon in Winston-Salem. Broomfield finished with 20 points.

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shoulder to Tyler Zeller where he finished it off with an easy layup. “With both Kendall and John, you’ve got to be ready for any pass,” Zeller said. “I like to think my hands are good enough that I can catch the tough passes. It’s something that John does a fantastic job of getting the ball somewhere where I can catch it, and then I’ve got to be able to make a play from there.” Harrison Barnes led all scorers with 23 points on a strong shoot-

ing performance. Barnes was 8-for-14 including a perfect 3-for3 from long range. Barnes was effective with the one-dribble pull-up, but of his six misses, Williams said they were mostly the result of poor decision making. “Every time (Barnes) attacked the basket in the first half, it was a bad play,” Williams said. “He’s 4-for-8 at half and one circus shot he made, the other three were wide open. Those weren’t very good decisions.” “Second half we called a play for him out of bounds to shoot

the three, and the guy came up on him and he went by him and dunked it.” Williams drew the ire of the referees early in the second half and was hit with a technical foul. The Tar Heels responded by sending home back-to-back emphatic dunks by Zeller and Reggie Bullock to give UNC a 21-point lead. The Yellow Jackets called timeout to stop the run, but they could never cut the UNC lead back to single digits. Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.



ers and Harrison Barnes was good on all three of his tries. from page 10 “We just straightened up our shots and were able to knock a shot,” White said. Watching shots find the bottom them down,” Bullock said. of the net was a long-awaited sight “Kendall (Marshall), looking up for the Tar Heels. UNC entered the the floor, tells us to run to our spot, and he’ll find us.” game shooting just 24.7 percent Finishing the shots helped from deep in ACC play. Marshall to 12 assists. The guard It was especially welcome joined the 3-ball group too, netfor Hairston, who was shooting ting one on the first possession. 4-of-24 from three in conference. Taking and making, the first Hairston was more patient Sunday, which allowed him to hit two of his 3-pointer of the game is something not many expected. four attempts. “I think middle school was Bullock was 3-for-6 on 3-point-

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Online signatures
Student body president hopefuls are using ITS to gather signatures online. See pg. 3 for story.

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UNC graduate and former varsity swimmer. “When I swam, we never beat them.” Now, the shoe is on the other foot. But one accomplishment that has eluded UNC in recent memory is an ACC title. For this group of swimmers, that goal takes precedence over any rivalry. With the men atop the ACC and the women in third, UNC’s chances at a title seem as good as ever. Still, DeSelm remains wary. “The dual meet is a very different animal,” he said. “Championship meets require, in addition to a strong front line, depth.” The Tar Heel coaching staff intentionally scheduled back-toback meets to get a feel for how a long-haul championship meet would wear on the team. But on Saturday’s Senior Day, UNC’s seniors couldn’t keep a certain emotional aspect from

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‘Broadway Melodies’
Pauper Players’ annual “Broadway Melodies” opened this weekend. See pg. 4 for review.

Solution to Friday’s puzzle

Where are they now?
The Daily Tar Heel catches up with former student body presidents. See pg. 5 for story.

mingling with their businesslike approach to the weekend’s competition. For senior Evan Reed, swimming’s immersing lifestyle will be the hardest thing to leave behind. “As freshmen we’re taken from our families and what we’re comfortable with and put in an environment we’re not used to,” he said. “That creates a family mentality. We do everything together. It’s going to be hard next year knowing that I won’t have that support that I’ve had, and that I won’t be around my best friends that I’ve had for four years.” Senior Wil Singley said he’s trying to appreciate the little things as his swimming career comes to a close. “It’s bittersweet,” he said. “As

a senior, you’re doing the same things that you’ve done the previous three years, but everything’s the last time. ... You’re really trying not to take it for granted.” Contact the Sports Editor at sports@dailytarheel.com.

Grades for teachers
The education report card will now include teacher evaluations. See pg. 8 for story.

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WRESTLING: Navy 25, UNC 12 WRESTLING: Maryland 25, UNC 10 MEN’S TENNIS: UNC 4, Illinois 2 WOMEN’S TENNIS: UNC 7, Brown 0 GYMNASTICS: UNC 193.425, W&M 189.450

a buzzworthy win
“I like to think my hands are good enough that I can catch the tough passes.”
Tyler Zeller, senior forward
again, didn’t go in, but I think if I’m hitting that shot I’m helping my team out.” For the rest of the game, Marshall helped his team in his natural fashion as he finished with 12 assists, seven points and just one turnover. As a team, the Yellow Jackets had just nine assists. “Kendall sets the tone because he is a very much a giving point guard who’s trying to get the ball to guys,” Williams said. But Marshall wasn’t the only Tar Heel spreading the ball around, and that was most apparent just about five minutes into the second half. After pulling down the defensive rebound, Marshall led the break and hit John Henson with a no-look dish in traffic. Instead of going to the hoop with it, Henson dropped a nolook pass of his own over his

Kendall Marshall dishes out 12 assists to lead UNC to victory.
By Brandon Moree
Assistant Sports Editor

The North Carolina men’s basketball team was making things looks easy from the start of its ACC matchup with Georgia Tech. For coach Roy Williams, it was almost too easy. “Things looked easy early, and that always scares me to death because I’ve never seen anything where it was easy the entire game,” Williams said. “In the first few minutes everybody is passing; we’re making three’s; we’re making dunks; Z’s running and that kind of thing.” After making the first shot of UNC’s 93-81 win, Kendall Marshall nearly racked up a dollar’s worth of dimes before the break, giving the Tar Heels a 20-point advantage 20 minutes into the game. Marshall said that was the first time he’d opened the game with a 3-pointer since middle school. “It felt good just to get my confidence going,” he said. “Took the second one, felt good

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Tar Heels deliver from long range
UNC’s victory was fueled by sharp 3-point shooting.
By Chris Moore
Assistant Sports Editor

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When Dexter Strickland tore his ACL, North Carolina knew its defense would take a hit. But what the Tar Heels miss on defense, they make up for with more minutes for more accomplished 3-point shooters. In Sunday’s game against Georgia Tech, those increased minutes turned into more production from long range. The Tar Heels drained 10 3-pointers on a season-high 62.5 percent 3-point shooting rate in their 93-81 victory against the Yellow Jackets. UNC started the game with a bang from deep, hitting three

3-pointers before the first timeout. “Dexter has the ability to attack,” coach Roy Williams said. “Reggie (Bullock) and P.J. (Hairston) have an ability to attack, but it’s from the 3-point line. “We’re good shooters, we really are. I’ve said the whole time that … when we started making them, it would make things even a lot prettier.” Five Tar Heels sunk longrange shots, including backup point guard Stilman White. The freshman used a hesitation move that took Pierre Jordan to the ground and then nailed a three from the top. The basket caused a roar in the Smith Center crowd. “I think they want to see the short white boy go out and hit

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Senior Tyler Zeller (top) sends one through the hoop with authority for two of his 17 points Sunday night. Point guard Kendall Marshall (bottom left) had 12 assists in a team-high 31 minutes. New starter Reggie Bullock (bottom right) knocked down three shots from behind the arc in on his way to 11 points against Georgia Tech in the Smith Center.


Second chance points bring win
The Tar heels were able to earn 23 second-chance points.
By Brooke Pryor
Staff Writer

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WINSTON-SALEM — With 4.2 seconds remaining in the first half of North Carolina’s 75-71 win, an expected “Wake Forest” cheer erupted from the Demon Deacon faithful. Not willing to let the home crowd get the last word, UNC senior Chay Shegog countered, inciting a “Tar Heels” cheer that soon spread through the fans decked out in light blue. “It’s definitely a good atmosphere to play in,” Shegog said. “Any ACC atmosphere is like that. With the whole Tar Heel chant, the whole Wake Forest thing was throwing me off, so I had to get our team back in it.” The fierce battle between fan

bases was not the only one in Lawrence Joel Coliseum, as the UNC and Wake Forest women’s basketball teams traded leads all afternoon before UNC sealed the win. Entering the contest, six teams separated Wake Forest and UNC in ACC rankings, but the two teams looked evenly matched in a game that saw 17 lead changes and 11 ties. Wake Forest got an early jump on UNC, pushing out to a 8-0 lead before Krista Gross gave UNC its first points with just less than 16 minutes remaining in the first half. “I’m not sure if it was what they were doing, or if it was what we were doing to ourselves,” UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “They were doubling down some in there on

Chay. But we weren’t getting our cuts in our offense and everything. They kept mixing up the defenses. I don’t think we were attacking. “I think in the last 10 to 12 minutes we started attacking better against their press.” Both teams shot well, but the difference was in secondchance points. Wake Forest only converted eight second-chance points while the Tar Heels earned 23. “Their first shots didn’t beat us, but their second shots did,” Wake Forest coach Mike Petersen said. “(Laura) Broomfield had (seven) offensive rebounds in the second half. She was a monster in there, and we didn’t do a good enough job of getting her out of there.” On the day, Broomfield finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds. It wasn’t until the final three

UNC swimmers top Blue Devils
The Tar heels split the next day’s meet with the wolfpack.
By Henry Gargan
Staff Writer

dth/eliza williamS Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 21 points at Wake Forest Sunday night in the 75-71 win.

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For most varsity athletes at North Carolina, beating Duke would be ample cause for a night of celebration. But by the time UNC’s swimmers left Duke’s Taishoff Aquatic Center, victory in tow, their next meet lay less than 14 hours ahead back in Chapel Hill. A number of solid performances might have helped them rest a little easier. Divers Jenna Moore and David MacDonald both placed first at the one-meter height and second at three meters at Duke. Steve Cebertowicz took the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events in addition to anchoring UNC’s

winning 400-yard freestyle relay team. UNC’s Kelsey Cummings, Danielle Siverling and Jackie Rudolph swept the top three spots in the 500-yard freestyle. While both of his teams won handily at Duke — the men 165121 and the women 178-111 — coach Rich DeSelm said he didn’t see the same inspiration he saw last week against Virginia. And any flatness Friday was only compounded by fatigue on Saturday. UNC split the meet with the Wolfpack, as the Tar Heel women prevailed, 178.5-119.5, and the men fell, 151.5-145.5. UNC’s men hadn’t lost to N.C. State in 12 years. But that figure is, in one respect, a sign of how far the program has come. “When I was a swimmer, and for years prior to that, N.C. State was a top-10 team in the country,” said DeSelm, a ’78

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