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Volume 120, Issue 41
Thursday, May 17, 2012
SBI will look into AFAM department
UNC began looking into the department’s issues in September.
By Elizabeth Johnson
Investigations into the African and Afro-American Studies Department at UNC are now out of the University’s control. A report released by the University earlier this month cites issues with record keeping and teaching practices within the department and could cause long-term problems for UNC. “The implications for the University are very great,” said
Jane Shaw, president of the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy — a conservative think tank based in Raleigh. “It certainly will tarnish the reputation of UNC, which has always held academic quality to be very high,” Shaw said. “It appears that this department was neglected and that there was very little oversight.” Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall said he met with members of the State Bureau of Investigation Monday and asked them to do a probe into the department. “The starting point I gave them was to look into academic and financial fraud, computer fraud or misuse, forgery, or conspiracy or attempt to conceal any
of those crimes,” Woodall said. Noelle Talley, public information officer for the N.C. Department of Justice, said in an email the SBI has accepted Woodall’s request to open a criminal investigation into matters at UNC. Talley said she could not comment on how long an investigation of this kind might take. Chancellor Holden Thorp wrote in a statement that the University has pledged to cooperate fully with the SBI. The University began its own investigation into the department in September following the revelation that former defensive end Michael McAdoo had plagiarized a paper for a class in the depart-
Julius Nyang’oro Former department chair of African and AfroAmerican Studies Department at UNC
ment, and the plagiarism had gone undetected. The University’s report detailing the findings was written by Jonathan Hartlyn, the senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs, and William Andrews, the senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities. In the report, Hartlyn and Andrews wrote that irregularities within the department included
improper teaching practices occurring primarily in summer school courses taught between 2007 until 2009 and listed former department chair Julius Nyang’oro as the professor for the majority of those courses. Nyang’oro stepped down as department chair in August but has stayed at the University as a professor. Nyang’oro will retire from UNC effective July 1. Thorp wrote in a statement that he has asked the SBI to look into possible issues with Nyang’oro’s salary from the University. “After consulting with President Ross on Friday, I directed our public safety depart-
TIMELINE OF INVESTIGATION
August 2011: AFAM Department Chair Julius Nyang'oro resigns as department chair. September 2011: The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences launches an investigation in to the department. January 1, 2012: Eunice Sahle replaces Nyang'oro and begins her ve-year term as AFAM Department Chair. May 4, 2012: Hartlyn and Andrews' report nds evidence of nine aberrant classes from summer ‘07 to summer ’09 and 43 additonal classes that were taught irregualrly. The investigation also found nine instances where faculty signatures appear to have been forged. Monday: Jim Woodall, district attorney for Orange and Chatham counties, asks SBI to investigate academic and nancial fraud in the department.
SOURCES: UNC NEWS & DTH ARCHIVES DTH/SUSIE MANN
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Courts likely to decide future of amendment
The impact of Amendment One on families and businesses is still uncertain, experts say.
By Vinayak Balasubramanian
State & National Editor
Dth/MeliSSA Key A group of seniors spells ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ with colorful letters at the class of 2012 Commencement in Kenan Stadium on Sunday.
A Mother’s Day commencement ceremony for the class of 2012 drew a crowd of 32,000.
By Matthew Cox
“All of us in Chapel Hill arrived on the back of others. We hope you will come back, and come back often.”
Chairman of UNC Board of trustees
The class of 2012 took almost 30 minutes to fill, and then overfill, the Kenan Stadium student section. With them they carried items ranging from a bright pink umbrella to a small planted tree. Chancellor Holden Thorp presided over the ceremony and started by addressing the seniors. “This is your day, and all of us join you
in a celebration of your academic achievement,” Thorp said. There were an estimated 32,000 in attendance, which Thorp compared to the small ceremony for UNC’s first seven graduates in 1798. Speaker Michael Bloomberg began his commencement address with several Tar Heel cheers, and said innovation will make graduating seniors successful. “Light and liberty; that is the motto of
your university,” Bloomberg said. “And that, I believe, will be the defining spirit of the 21st century.” Bloomberg said last week’s passage of Amendment One in North Carolina — an amendment to the state constitution identifying marriage between a man and a woman as the only form of recognized union in the state — is an example of a restriction of liberty.
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town amends towing ordinance
After an injunction, the Town Council changed trucks’ cellphone rules.
By Kaitlyn Knepp
Despite an injunction that invalidates it, the Chapel Hill Town Council chose to amend a towing ordinance Monday to avoid conflict with the town’s cellphone ordinance. The council’s change comes
nearly a week after Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson passed an injunction to block both ordinances. The changes to the towing ordinance allow tow-truck operators to comply with the cellphone ordinance, which prohibits the use of both handheld and hands-free devices while operating a motor vehicle. The council voted 7-2 in favor of changing a part of the towing ordinance that deals with how tow-truck operators respond to
calls from people whose vehicles have been towed. The ordinance now provides a 15-minute period during which tow-truck operators can return a message left on their voice mail or answering machine. Matthew Sullivan, staff legal adviser for the Chapel Hill Police Department, said even with the new changes, the injunction will continue to be in effect. “We are still prohibited from enforcing the current tow ordi-
nance until after we resolve the injunction and the court action that we currently have pending in court,” he said. Council members Matt Czajkowski and Laurin Easthom voted against the ordinance change. Czajkowski said the council should not be debating the issue just because it was hit with an injunction. “I’m not voting to amend an ordinance to fix a problem with
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After North Carolinians voted to amend the state constitution to define marriage between a man and a woman as the only union recognized by the state, there continues to be widespread disagreement over the effects the amendment might have on state businesses and families. Many experts and opponents of Amendment One have expressed concerns that the amendment creates uncertainty for unmarried couples, since state courts have not yet ruled on how to apply the amendment to existing laws. Potential court interpretation could range from business regulation in the state to laws concerning the finances of adoption, domestic violence and custody arrangements of unmarried couples — both same-sex and opposite-sex — said Maxine Eichner, law professor at the UNC School of Law. Boone Turchi, an economics professor at UNC, said many large corporations are looking for a diverse workforce, and many highly-educated workers are looking for a diverse environment to work in. Turchi said it is very likely that businesses may view this amendment as an obstacle to the creation of such an environment. He said this might lead highly-educated workers and some corporations to choose other states for their business. “A passage of an amendment like this could have a significant impact on jobs in the state and on companies that would choose to relocate to North Carolina,” said Ryan Butler, president of LGBT Democrats of North Carolina. Turchi said private businesses will likely be able to continue offering benefits to same-sex couples, but there is less certainty surrounding whether public institutions will be able to do the same. Many public institutions have sought legal advice to evaluate the impact of the amendment on their policies. Joni Worthington, spokes-
“A passage of an amendment like this could have a significant impact on jobs.”
President of lGBt Democrats of N.C.
woman for the UNC system, said the system’s attorney is looking at the possible implications of the amendment on UNC policies. Julia Vail, spokesperson for the N.C. Department of State Treasurer, wrote in an email that the state does not anticipate any impact on health or retirement benefits for state employees, but that her department is awaiting further legal interpretation of the amendment. Supporters of the amendment have argued that similar laws have been passed in other states without any economic harm. Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Montgomery, said the amendment will have no effect on recruitment or job benefits offered to unmarried couples by private and public institutions, although he said that the courts could interpret this differently. The disagreement over economic impact between the two sides is also mirrored in legal matters concerning unmarried couples. Many family law experts are concerned that ambiguities in the amendment may cause courts to reconsider legal doctrines that have been applied in similar matters. Eichner said it is conceivable, though not likely, that a court could rule the domestic violence statute unconstitutional when applied to unmarried couples. She said in Ohio, where a similar constitutional amendment was passed in 2004, a lower-court ruling led to the dismissal of indictments and overturning of convictions in at least 27 cases of domestic violence involving unmarried couples before the state supreme court intervened. Eichner said courts might modify policies on granting custody of children if they conclude that unmarried relationships are not in the child’s best interests.
See AMENDMENT ONE, PAGe 5
‘back at the bosh’
UNC seniors will play their final home series against Virginia Tech this weekend. Page 9.
A UNC study found that almost half of minors who order alcohol online were successful. But don’t expect it to be so easy in the future. Page 6.
UNC’s Brett Lane helped discover a hidden fort on a 425-year-old map from the oldest English colony, believed to have been the intended state capital. Page 3.
this day in history
MAY 17, 1995
The General Assembly repealed the Speaker Ban Law — 27 years after it was declared unconstitutional.
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A shocking Mother’s Day gift
From staff and wire reports
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pparently in Australia, it’s not a big deal for chocolate in the shape of breasts, penises and humping couples to be a part of routine Mother’s Day events at school. That is, until the chocolates accidentally get handed out to the students. “I had to do a double take,” said Cassandra Lacey, a mother of two students at the school. “Every single chocolate was to do with sex.” That’s what all mothers really want as a gift on Mother’s Day: a lot of chocolate, with a little bit of sex. But maybe keep the chocolate to normal shapes and throw in a copy of “50 Shades of Grey.” Those kids were probably so excited to about eating candy that they weren’t even paying attention to what the chocolate looked like.
NOTED. A 67-year-old man died at a strip club after receiving multiple lap dances in a row. The manager of the club said when it came time for him to pay, the man was unresponsive. He was later declared dead from natural causes. Dying is one way to get out of paying. QUOTED. “The next thing I know, I got a boat on top of my leg.” — Tyler Travis, a high school senior from Camas, Wash., who was hit by a flying boat. The boat was flying at about 30 mph and came 25 feet into the shore. Another man, who was in the water at the time, was hit in the head by the boat.
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crazy for Quilts: the Ackland Art Museum will offer a class for 4 -to-8-year-olds about quilt making. Participants will then make a quilt at Kidzu children’s Museum. time: 4 p.m. location: 101 S. columbia St. in chapel hill.
unior Logan Corey hugs his nephew Spencer Nichols, 5, following his final UNC lacrosse game of the year. The team’s last game of the year was the first round of the NCAA tournament against Denver on Saturday night at Fetzer Field.
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Go chapel hill – carrboro spring roll ride: Bike enthusiasts will gather at the Wallace Plaza for music and food. the ride will begin at 6:45 p.m. time: 5:30 p.m. location: 150 e. rosemary St. carolina song and Dance contra Dance: the carolina Song and Dance Association will offer lessons followed by a chance to practice the contra dance. time: 7:30 p.m. location: the century center at 100 n. greensboro St. in carrboro.
author book signing Event: Author Jane thompson Pait will be available to sign copies of her book ‘the red-headed Angel Discovers the crystal Sea’. time: 4:30 p.m. location: 221 W. Broad St. in St. Pauls.
local artist on Exhibit: Acme Food and Beverage will host local artist Susan Julian’s “Farmers’ Market” pastel series. time: 5:30 p.m. location: 110 e. Main St. in carrboro.
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Someone attempted to shoplift beer and was trespassed from the Wilco store at 1213 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., at 11:14 p.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone stole an SUV from a church parking lot at 110 N. Elliot Road between 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 12:15 a.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone stole a cellphone from a city bench at 144 E. Franklin St. at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The cellphone was a Blackberry valued at $300, reports state. Someone stole a license plate from a truck at 1915 North Pointe Drive in Durham Sunday between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The license plate was valued at $5, reports state. Protestors yelled at Planned Parenthood patients at 1765 Dobbins Drive Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 9:49 a.m., according to Chapel Hill police reports. Police possibly located a stolen street sign which was taken three years ago at 216 Colombia Place West at 4:44 p.m. Friday. The sign was last secure at 11:00 p.m. March 17, 2009, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone possibly took a phone from somebody’s back pocket at 136 E. Rosemary St. Sunday between 12:30 p.m. and 1:49 p.m., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The phone was an Apple iPhone 4 valued at $200, reports state. Someone walked in the roadway while intoxicated at East Frankin and Deming Road May 10 at 7:10 p.m., according to Chapel Hill police reports.
“Up close & Personal” Opening reception: Artist Jan-ru Wan will present the collaborative art installation “up close & Personal” made by seniors at the Seymour center. time: 3 p.m. location: the Peanut roaster in henderson.
Family Day: the Ackland Art Museum will offer a tour and hands-on activities in the museum’s galleries. time: 2 p.m. location: 101 S. columbia St. in chapel hill.
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hog Day: live music, a beer garden and thousands of pounds of pork.
General alumni association civil war series: the gAA will present “Federal Drives and Success” as part of its ongoing civil War Series. time: 7 p.m. location: Alumni center in chapel hill.
locally Grown music & movies series: lizzy ross Band, Mary Johnson rockers & the Spark, Birds & Arrows will perform on the Wallace Plaza. time: 6 p.m. location: Wallace Parking Deck at 150 e. rosemary St. To make a calendar submission, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the date of the event in the subject line, and attach a photo if you wish. Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day or the day before they take place.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Hillsborough ‘Hog Day’ kicks off on Friday
The barbecue festival will feature live music and a beer garden.
By Chessa DeCain
The smell of about 3,500 pounds of smoking pork will fill the air in River Park in Hillsborough this weekend. Hog Day, a widely-attended local barbecue festival organized by the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, will kick off Friday at 6 p.m. The festival will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday. Hog Day will feature live music, a beer garden, an antique car show and several kids’ activities.
Margaret Cannell, executive director of the chamber, said the family friendly atmosphere is one of the reasons for the event’s popularity. She said Hog Day is a great way to eat good barbecue and spend time with family. Thirty teams are expected to work through the night Friday to smoke the thousands of pounds of meat that are expected to be sold on Saturday. Each team will also send a plate of its pork and barbecue sauce to a judges’ tent, to compete for cash prizes and a trophy. “The cookers come in, they cook their meat overnight, chop it up and sauce a small portion,” Cannell said. “And the judges select five contenders.” Judges will announce the win-
ners of the competition Saturday morning. The first place winner will receive $750, Cannell said. David Burch, owner of Smokey Dave’s BBQ and winner of last year’s People’s Choice award for best barbecue, said he regretted not being able to compete this year. “The notoriety I’ve gotten from Hog Day has been tremendous,” he said. “It’s kept me so busy I can’t keep up with it.” Erik Myers, owner of Mystery Brewing Company, said he was hoping to increase the popularity of his brewery through Hog Day. “It’s a really good opportunity for us,” he said. “Lets us get in front of a lot of people who may not be the craft beer crowd.” The brewery, which opened in February and is located in
Hillsborough, will be selling four of its own brews in the beer garden, in addition to a new beer made specially for the festival. “It’s a really light, easy drinking kolsch-style beer that’s basically for everyone who’s going,” Myers said. A Mayan, end of the world theme will help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the festival. “The 30th year is traditionally the pearl anniversary, but we couldn’t really come up with anything clever to do with a pearl,” Cannell said. “We know this is going to be the best Hog Day ever, but who knows if it will be the last Hog Day ever,” she said. Admission to Hog Day is free. Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
dth File/SoFia MoraleS Leah Cook samples Jeff Whitney’s barbecue at the 2011 Hog Day. Cook said about the event, “It’s my first time here and it’s awesome.”
It’s not brAIn surgery
Q&A with heritage economics professor
Brent Lane discovered a hidden fort image on a 425-year-old map.
By Claire Williams
Brent Lane, executive director for the UNC Center for Competitive Economies, helped discover a hidden fort on a 425-year-old map of North Carolina that some archaeologists believe could be the site of the Lost Colony’s planned capital. Lane was interested in analyzing the map drawn by the members of the first English colony in America. In the process, he realized the significance of the map’s patches, which are pieces of parchment covering sections of the map. The British Museum and First Colony Foundation, which Lane is a board member for, detailed Lane’s discovery at UNC on May 3. Excavation of the fort site — which spans from the modern-day Chesapeake Bay region in Virginia to Cape Lookout — is expected to begin in the fall.
Daily Tar Heel: Why would mapmakers cover the fort symbol with a patch? Brent Lane: The patch that everyone is interested in was there to hide a dramatic fort symbol that was marking the spot to build a capital city for Sir Walter Raleigh. One explanation was that the mapmakers hid it because they changed their plans about the location to build the capital city. Another explanation is that they covered it up so that spies from Spain in the English court would not know where to find and destroy their capital. On top of the patch there is a faint image similar to the fort symbol underneath, drawn in invisible ink. DTH: What is the significance of this discovery? BL: This colony is the one that has meant
dth/MeliSSa Key SITI Company members Ellen Lauren, playing the character Marie, and Stephen Webber, playing Bruno, practice for the play “Who Do You Think You Are.”
sItI company to perform work-in-progress Friday night
By Alex Dixon
In rehearsal for “Who Do You Think You Are,” a work-in-progress by SITI theatre company, J. Ed Araiza demonstrated how two fists can serve as a diagram for the brain. Araiza plays the character Jorge, a victim of violence who becomes intrigued by neuroscience. “Who Do You Think You Are” explores the complexities and breakthroughs in neuroscience and its impact on human interaction. Anne Bogart, who wrote the work, said it is crucial for people to show interest in these breakthroughs. She said people can improve their lives through the study of brain science. SITI will perform “Who Do You Think You Are” tomorrow night in Frey Rehearsal Hall at UNC’s Center for Dramatic Art. New York-based SITI is the second partici-
pant in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s threeyear residency program, which was created by a $200,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Jeffrey Meanza, associate artistic director for PlayMakers, said the program gives participants access to PlayMakers’ resources and pays for housing as theater companies develop their works. SITI began working on “Who Do You Think You Are” five years ago, but Bogart said the resources provided by the residency program will likely allow her to complete the complex work. “The program gives us the time and space to do the work that needs to be done,” Bogart said. Founded in 1992 by Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki and Bogart, SITI has won more than 20 performance awards. “I started SITI after I realized that all great performances I had seen were put on by theatre companies,” Bogart said.
The performers in “Who Do You Think You Are” have been members of SITI since its creation. Bogart said SITI establishes relationships between members and draws from a variety of influences to enhance its performances. Before each rehearsal, SITI members engage in a rigorous physical exercises developed by Suzuki to sharpen performers’ concentration. Bogart also developed a style of improvisation for SITI performers drawn from post-modern dance, called “Viewpoints.” SITI’s performance will take place Friday at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. To reserve seats, email PRCresidencies@gmail. com. Attendees are encouraged to stay after the performance to discuss the work with the SITI members. Contact the Arts Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
something special to people for the last centuries. The search for it is a burden for every generation. It is within our grasp now.
this search can help the school and the economy. There is no gold or money buried with the Lost Colony. The real treasure is the lessons learned in the search. I am interested in how students in UNC and in high schools can participate.
DTH: Will you continue work on the project? BL: My value at this point is to understand how
DTH: What does renewed interest in the Lost Colony mean for economic development? BL: What I expect is that tourism will increase in parts of the state associated with the Lost Colony. In the long term, people are attracted to communities with character, which often comes from history. The more they learn, the more attractive North Carolina will be to tourists, new residents and businesses.
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County commissioners-elect want change
Penny Rich and Mark Dorosin will run unopposed in the November election.
By Chessa DeCain
Penny Rich, a Chapel Hill Town Council member and Mark Dorosin, a managing attorney at the UNC Center for Civil Rights, both won the Democratic primary May 8 for the Orange County Board of Commissioners in District 1. Renee Price re-won her seat in District 2 by receiving nearly 67 percent of the votes in the primary. No Republican candidates ran for the seats, so Rich, who won 33 percent of the vote, and Dorosin, who won nearly 36 percent, will run unopposed in the November general election.
Penny Rich Current Chapel hill town Council member and county commissioner nominee.
Mark Dorosin County commissioner nominee and attorney at the UNC Center for Civil rights.
Rich said her campaign began to take form after several people asked her to run for county commissioner.
“When a lot of people start calling you and saying you should run, you give it a second thought,” she said. Her top priority if elected would be to re-establish communication between the board and local councils, including the Chapel Hill Town Council. “I just didn’t feel like we had a strong enough voice,” she said. “I think we had a breakdown in communications, and I don’t think the county even realizes it.”
“As governmental elected bodies, we are not independent of each other, even though we think we are,” she said. Rich said she also wanted to lessen the divide between rural and urban residents in Orange County and would work to find an agreement between the county and Chapel Hill on solid waste management. “We absolutely have to stop putting a wedge between the rural folks and the city folks,” Rich said. “We all live in the same county, we all benefit from each other.” Rich said she will resign from her seat on town council in November, if elected.
Dorosin said he decided to run for a commissioner’s seat after working for years with local civil rights activists. “For all the work that the community advocates have been doing on the activist side of the table, it would be potentially incredibly powerful to have a voice on the policy side,” he
said. Dorosin said he wanted to take the values he holds as a civil rights lawyer and the values of Orange County and implement them directly into the policy making process. “Let’s be talking about things at the forefront when we’re making policy,” he said. “Rather than as an afterthought.” One of Dorosin’s first priorities if elected will be to ensure that residents of the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood receive reparations for health and other issues linked to living near the county’s landfill. He said he also wants the county to focus on bringing in new business. One of his ideas is to begin a county fair, celebrating local agriculture, artisans, music and food. He said a fair would show others in the state what makes Orange County so special. “I’ve had a lot of people both in the campaign and since say they’re really excited about it.” Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kellogg Foundation Awards Funding to Gillings School of Public Health
The University’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has been awarded a threeyear, $900,000 grant by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funding will support research through the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute to develop an environment in which more women can decide to breastfeed and achieve their breastfeeding goals.
New budget for Chapel Hill to be considered by Town Council
Chapel Hill Town Council voted to consider the recommended budget by town manager Roger Stancil for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The budget includes plans for the new Chapel Hill Public Library and the Rogers Road landfill. A 1 percent tax increase for transit to cover rising fuel costs is also included in the budget. — From staff and wire reports
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Kang selected for national arts council
The Senate must now approve Emil Kang to serve on the council.
By Becky Bush
One of UNC’s own has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Council on the Arts. Emil Kang, executive director for the arts at UNC, has been with the University since 2005 and is also the ex-officio for the Carolina Performing Arts National Advisory Board. Kang currently co-teaches artistic entrepreneurship classes. Before becoming one of the council’s 14 members, Kang will have to undergo a Senate confirmation process. Kang introduced UNC’s first major performing arts series, Carolina Performing Arts, which was done in conjunction with the reopening of Memorial Hall. The council convenes three times each year and advises the National Endowment for the Arts on grant funds, leadership initiatives and policy direction.
Pending Senate confirmation, Kang will serve a six-year term. Kang said he has been instructed by the White House not to comment on the nomination. He said he assumes this is due to the upcoming Senate confirmation process. Kang will still be working at the University, said Ellen James, marketing manager for Carolina Performing Arts. “Nothing will change with his current position at UNC,” James said. Presidential appointments to the council are based on an individuals achievements and service to the development of art programs. Nominees are chosen from all geographic regions of the country. Kang has previously served as the president and executive director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and has held positions with the American Composers Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Maria Lopez De Leon, who is the executive director for the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, was nominated alongside Kang for the council.
Emil Kang, Executive director for the arts at UNC was nominated by President Obama to serve on the National Council on the Arts.
“I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles,” Obama said in a press release. “I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.” Senior Ryan Dickey, who has met Kang several times through the Kenan Music Scholars program and as a music performance major, said Kang’s expertise in the arts and passion for people make him a perfect candidate for the National Council on the Arts. “As a music student, seeing symphony orchestras and classical ensembles at Memorial Hall has been fundamental in my growth as a musician here,” Dickey said. “It is obvious that Emil Kang has keen eyes and ears for the arts,” Dickey said. “He is equally marked with a warm personality, and has an intensity and enthusiasm for life that is noticeable on the first impression.” The council was founded in 1964 and its inaugural members included prominent artists such as Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Its next meeting will be in July. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
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passage has been,” Ford said. Wade Hargrove, chairman of the Board of Trustees, asked UNC seniors to donate so the University can continue to be one of the nation’s leaders in public higher education. “All of us in Chapel Hill arrived on the backs of others,” Hargrove said. “We hope you will come back, and come back often.” Hannah Gage, chairwoman of the UNC-system Board of Governors, presented chemistry professor Linda Spremulli with the board’s teaching excellence award. UNC-system President Thomas Ross said he is confident the class of 2012 will improve and give back to their community while pursuing personal success. During the ceremony, Bloomberg received an honorary doctor of laws degree from UNC, and renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis received a doctor of music degree. Saad was the final speaker, and said seniors should be grateful for their time at UNC. “The University has given us so much that we should give back in whatever capacity we can,” Saad said. The ceremony ended with the Clef Hangers, joined by Thorp, singing “Carolina In My Mind.” Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. set that this interest group used was to not be a part of the dialogue and the process, and instead litigate against us after the fact,” he said. The council also decided to delay the implementation of an education outreach program on the new cellphone ordinance. George King, owner of George King Towing Service, is suing the town to repeal both ordinances. King could not be reached for comment. King’s lawyer, Thomas Stark, said the cellphone ban makes it impossible for King to comply with the towing ordinance, which requires tow operators to answer their cellphones while working. Ralph Karpinos, town attorney, said a date for the next hearing has not been set.
Dth/MeliSSA Key Tami Fitzgerald (left), Vote For Marriage NC chairwoman, congratulates Mary Forrester, wife of late Senator Jim Forrester, sponsor of the bill.
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The New York City mayor then concentrated on the value of a UNC degree. “Only a lack of education can hold you back in America and today you’ve cleared the bar, and you’ve done it at one of the country’s finest institutions,” Bloomberg said. Bloomberg said the economy is just one of many difficulties graduates must overcome. “Failure is the world’s best teacher,” Bloomberg said. “Education is a lifelong journey.” Class of 2012 Vice President Mohammad Saad said seniors’ reception of Bloomberg’s speech has been mixed. “I think everyone was pleased that he had done his research on campus life, but some people thought his speech was too general and vague,” Saad said. Senior and New York native Joshua Ford said he expected a general speech from Bloomberg. “Giving advice to thousands of people is difficult, even if he were from North Carolina or Chapel Hill,” Ford said. He said seniors were receptive to Bloomberg’s opposition to Amendment One. “No one really expected him to mention Amendment One, but it showed just how far-reaching its
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PARIS (MCT) - The financially besieged European Union embarked on an uncertain path Tuesday, with a new president in France and a call for new elections in Greece, developments that are certain to change the way Europe handles its economic crisis. In France, Socialist Francois Hollande took his oath of office in a rainy Paris at a subdued ceremony befitting a troubled economy. In his inaugural address, Hollande described France’s economic situation in blunt terms: “massive debt, low growth, high unemployment, a degraded competitiveness and a Europe that is struggling to emerge from the crisis.” He pledged to spread the pain of a budget shortfall, through new taxes, from a middle class that is losing jobs to the wealthy. Meanwhile, in Greece, that country’s president gave up on his efforts to cobble together a unity government, a failure that will send Greek voters back to the polls next month in an effort to settle the country’s political morass. No date for the new elections the last ones were on May 6 - has been set, but the balloting must take place by mid June - coincidentally, the deadline for the country to impose new spending cuts and taxes called for under the bailout agreement.
Ron Paul still aims for delegates at state conventions
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - One day after announcing that he would no longer campaign in states that have yet to hold primaries, officials with Ron Paul’s campaign clarified Tuesday that the Texas congressman was not suspending his presidential bid. “We recognize Gov. Romney has what is likely to be an insurmountable delegate lead,” said Jesse Benton, Paul’s national campaign chairman. “However we believe we still have very, very strong things we can accomplish by continuing this campaign, and Dr. Paul is continuing the campaign. Dr. Paul is not suspending his campaign and he is not dropping out of the race.” Paul has more than 100 delegates who are committed to him, as well as more than 200 who are bound to vote for Romney at the convention but who back Paul, Benton said. These figures do not include alternates. A candidate needs 1,144 delegates to clinch the nomination. Paul is not likely to formally endorse Romney, he said.
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an ordinance that I didn’t think was a good idea to begin with, sorry,” he said. “I think it just makes our process look sort of reactionary, and I don’t think it really speaks especially well for the way we conduct things.” Council Member Lee Storrow said the changes were necessary in order to resolve a conflict in town law. “We made a modification to deal with the conflict between tow-truck operators who are required to have a cell phone available,” he said. Storrow said he would have liked for the issue to have been dealt with during the normal decision-making process, instead of afterwards. “It’s unfortunate that the mind-
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She said such an interpretation is plausible based on the amendment’s wording. Supporters of the amendment have said it was intended solely to protect a traditional definition of marriage. Tillman said the amendment merely confirms previously established state policy, and will not force any changes in legal doctrine. He added that most other states with constitutional marriage amendments have not altered legal precedent. Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall said his office will continue to prosecute cases of domestic violence involving unmarried partners. But Butler said such matters will Contact the City Editor at email@example.com. only be decisively settled in court.
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ment to contact the SBI again, this time to seek their help in reviewing potential criminal activity related to the way in which professor Nyang’oro conducted and was paid for a 2011 summer school course,” Thorp wrote in a statement. Shaw said the SBI’s findings might help UNC officials determine if Nyang’oro should receive full retirement benefits. In a letter addressed to all faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, Karen Gil, dean of the college, wrote that because most issues cited in the University’s report occurred during summer sessions, the summer school is putting new policies in place to monitor summer teaching assignments. Jan Yopp, dean of summer school, said new policies will include looking at independent studies and ensuring those are being taught following guidelines established by the University. She said the language in professors’ contract letters for summer school has been strengthened to reflect high expectations for summer teaching. Yopp said there is no plan to look into specific courses over the summer. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Chapel Hill 2020 Minors often successful funding is uncertain ordering alcohol online
based on what town officials and residents consider to be most important. Council member Lee Storrow said the next steps in the plan will come after it is finalized. “One of the exciting parts of By Lauren Kostenberger 2020 is the sense that we can Staff Writer dream big,” he said. “But we have to practically think about how to Town officials do not yet know pay for it all.” how the Chapel Hill 2020 comStorrow said the town did not prehensive plan will be funded want to fund the plan by raising — but they also aren’t worried property taxes. about it. But some of the goals are to The final draft of the plan will be released before the Chapel Hill increase the economic tax base and to increase tax and general Town Council meeting Monday, and the plan will be voted on at its revenue for the town, he said. Nirdlinger said she thinks conJune 25 meeting. cerns residents have about Chapel Mary Jane Nirdlinger said Hill 2020 deal mainly with how though they do not yet know residents would be involved in how the community would pay implementing the plan. for developments outlined in the She said the plan is a living plan, the process has been more document, with changes being designed to gather community made as officials learn which input, not to determine funding. plans are working and which ones “It’s like a wish list, not everyare not. one will get what they want,” she “We’re just excited to see what said. people have to say about the plan Nirdlinger said the town will — it’s their plan,” Nirdlinger said. use priority-based budgeting for At 109 pages, the current draft the plan, which will fund projects
Town Council will see the final draft of Chapel Hill 2020 on May 21.
of the plan includes a vision statement, statistics and information about the town of Chapel Hill, and an action chart based on goals previously determined by focus groups. Faith Thompson, Chapel Hill 2020 outreach coordinator said town officials have tried to involve residents in the process through things such as tavern talks and having the outreach committee ride the bus to discuss the draft plans with residents. Thompson said monthly meetings will stop after the May 21 public hearing, but residents can still receive updates about the plan through the online mailing list and the 2020 website. Chapel Hill resident Julie McClintock said she was disappointed the group discussions would end before the draft plan is finalized. “Fortunately the scope of the June document is limited to goals; how these are implemented will be the guts of the plan,” she said.
The study is the first peerreviewed study to determine if minors can successfully purchase Despite national attempts to alcohol online. crack down on underage drink“This study provides research ing, a recent study at UNC found evidence for the creation of new minors could have alcohol delivpolicies,” Williams said. ered right to their front door. The study also found that Eight study participants FedEx and UPS inconsistently between the ages of 18 and 20 enforce their corporate policies placed 100 orders online for alcorequiring age verification. hol, with a 45 percent success rate. Williams said one participant Nearly 60 percent of comwho showed an underage ID to panies selling alcohol online a clerk at a package distribution made little attempt to verify the center was still given the package. participants’ ages, said Rebecca “The clerk checked my ID, Williams, lead author of the study. pointed at it right where it said, “That minors using real IDs ‘will turn 21 in 2014’ and said, could buy alcohol in about half of ‘OK’ and gave me the package,” their attempts, I think that’s defi- the participant wrote in the study. nitely surprising,” Williams said. One driver said he didn’t know Of the 45 successful orders, 51 how to read the study participercent didn’t have any kind of pant’s license but delivered the age verification. alcohol anyway. Orange County District FedEx and UPS have policies Attorney Jim Woodall granted stating that wine is the only alcostudy participants temporary holic beverage they will ship, but immunity on orders from popular beer and liquor were also delivonline vendors. ered to participants’ homes. “There’s been little policy attenWilliams said UPS and FedEx tion given to this industry comare working to better train delivery drivers. Contact the City Editor pared to the tobacco industry,” “I suspect that anyone who at firstname.lastname@example.org. Williams said.
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tries to do this now will not have as successful an attempt as those in the study,” she said. Woodall said he had not previously been aware of minors buying alcohol online, and that prosecuting online vendors could be difficult. “We would have a problem getting defendants physically into court, especially if they’re not in North Carolina, Woodall said. “That would be very expensive to get them here.” David Jernigan, director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, wrote accompanying commentary on the study. Jernigan said that the study shows there is a much greater demand than previously realized and that it was too easy for minors to obtain alcohol. “Regulation and enforcement is going to have to keep up with technology, and we’re not doing as good a job as we should be,” Jernigan said. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
Thursday Rhett Miller Carrboro Arts Center| Miller is the lead singer of the alternative country band the Old 97’s. Merging punk-style vocals over simple chord changes, his music is a refreshing alternative to the abundance of country singers with exaggerated southern drawls. 8 p.m. $19 Friday DSI’s Social COMedia DSI Comedy Theatre| Bring any and all smart devices because these will be the basis for improvised scenes and games by the hilarious DSI team. 9 p.m. $12 Wednesday St. Vincent Cat’s Cradle| Annie Clark, whose stage name is St. Vincent, plays numerous instruments; she also plays numerous genres. Clark’s music is an eclectic mix of jazz, indie Wednesday, June 20 rock, and pop. 9 p.m. $17/$20 Johnny Winter with JP Soars Full Color Depression Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University| This exhibition containing nearly 75-year-old Kodachromes of boilermakers, general stores and wheat farms provides a detailed insight into the Great Depression. On display until July 23. Free Thorton Dial: Thoughts on Paper Ackland Art Museum| An interesting collection of large mixed-media assemblages, drawings and watercolors of roosters, women, tigers and fish by self-taught American contemporary artist Thorton Dial. The collection comes from the early 1990s, which was Dial’s most productive time period. On display until July 1. Free One of the great classic rock guitarists, Johnny Winter continues to be an innovator of blues slide guitar. His new album features some early delta blues covers and collaborations with slide guitarist Warren Haynes, singer Susan Tedeschi, and Winter’s brother Edgar Winter. Blues musician JP Soars will open the show. Soars is a nominee for this year’s Best Contemporary Male Blues Artist award. 8:00 p.m. $36/$39
Brian Minton is the first of 9 to be tried in the slaying of Josh Bailey.
By Jasmin Singh
Minton found guilty of 2008 murder
Mother of victim Josh Bailey
“Josh was a great kid with lots of energy, big smiles and hugs for everyone he knew.”
But because some have already entered plea deals, he said it will take some time for his office to Nearly four years after the murder of Josh Bailey, the first of determine who it will prosecute next. nine people charged in his murTuesday, July 10 Jacob Alexander Maxwell, der has been convicted. Brian Gregory Minton, 23, was Brandon Hamilton Greene and Andrew Bird with Mavis Staples Matt Johnson are scheduled to convicted May 8 on all charges North Carolina Museum of Art| appear in court in June. All three by a grand jury for the murder of Creating densely layered sound have been charged with firstBailey, who was 20 at the time of textures with looping effects, violin, his death. degree murder and first-degree whistling and guitar, Andrew Bird is kidnapping. Minton was charged with a musical genius at the forefront of first-degree murder, first-degree Maxwell will appear in the combining complex musical styles Orange County Superior Court in kidnapping and conspiracy to and textures. Singer Mavis Staples commit kidnapping. He was sen- Hillsborough June 11. Greene and is an icon in the history of American tenced to life in prison plus 30 Johnson’s cases will be revisited music. A member of the gospel June 12 in Hillsborough. years. group Staples Singers for many James Glover, Minton’s defense Orange-Chatham District years, Staples has gone on to colattorney, argued that the memAttorney Jim Woodall said it was laborate with the likes of Bob Dylan unlikely Minton would ever be bership of the group was fluid and and Curtis Mayfield. Her new album released. that it had no distinct leader. was produced by Jeff Tweedy, lead During Minton’s trial, other “He should spend the rest of his singer and guitarist in alternative members of the group, including life in jail,” he said. rock band Wilco. The reputation Jack Johnson II and Ryan Lee, Eight other people were also of these two musicians will surely testified as witnesses for the state. charged in connection with sell tickets quickly. 7:30 p.m. $45 Jack Johnson and Lee both Bailey’s murder. Reserved. $25 General Admission. said the group accused Josh Woodall said he would conBailey of leaking information on Contact the Arts Editor tinue to prosecute the rest of the their illegal activities to police, at firstname.lastname@example.org. accused.
then beat him, bound him with duct tape and took him to a wooded area. Minton instructed fellow group member, Matt Johnson, to shoot Bailey. Jack Johnson and Lee said Matt Johnson shot him twice — once in the head, and again after he fell. Steve and Julie Bailey, Josh Bailey’s parents, said they were pleased with the jury’s verdict and hope the remaining defendants receive the same guilty verdicts when their cases come to trial. Julie Bailey said she tries to remember the things she loved about her son. “Josh was a great kid with lots of energy, big smiles and hugs for everyone he knew,” she said in an email. “We doubt he ever understood the danger he was constantly in while in their presence.” The remaining cases could take a year or more to complete, she said. Contact the City Editor at email@example.com.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Alternative graduation supported Occupy
About 100 people attended the event in Forest Theatre.
By Alex Dixon
As thousands gathered in Kenan Stadium Sunday, a much smaller group occupied the Forest Theatre for an alternative commencement ceremony. The organization of the alternative commencement began in response to the announcement that Michael Bloomberg — New York City mayor and founder of financial services company
Bloomberg LP — would be speaking at the 2012 commencement ceremony in Kenan Stadium. Charles Eisenstein, author and participant in the national Occupy movement, addressed seniors at the ceremony and said it was not an anti-Bloomberg event. Organizers of the alternative commencement said they oppose Bloomberg’s actions toward Occupy Wall Street protesters, including the eviction of protestors by New York City police. “The hate of a tiny tyrannical executive is nothing compared to the love here today,” speaker Haywood Carey said. About 100 students, faculty, family and community members
“As people listen to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, they know they missed the real commencement .”
UNC professor of anthropology
attended the alternative commencement. Speakers touched on their shared beliefs ranging from human rights and job satisfaction to nonviolence. Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly shared her experiences as an activist in the Middle East and said graduates can make a difference through nonviolent protests. “To be a person of our time is
exciting because of Occupy Wall Street,” Kelly said. Speakers and graduates showed support for the Occupy movement through hand signals associated with the protests. “We need to shape our world, not have political leaders shape it for us,” said Alanna Davis, graduating senior and alternative commencement organizer. Classmate and fellow organizer Kathleen McDonald said the
ceremony even appealed to those who do not oppose Bloomberg because graduates could sit with their families. Graduates at the commencement ceremony in Kenan Stadium were congregated in the student section, with family members in general seating. Graduates and attendees were given the opportunity to speak on stage after the ceremony ended. Student band Morning Brigade played before and after the ceremony, and organizers passed out bottles of bubbles with messages and some with UNC logos. At the end of the commencement, graduates gathered on stage and sang the UNC alma mater.
Eisenstein, a Yale University graduate, said the ceremony’s style and atmosphere were more representative of graduates’ college experience than traditional graduation ceremonies. “When I graduated 23 years ago it was pretty boring,” Eisenstein said. “All that just didn’t seem real to me.” Eisenstein said students choosing to attend this ceremony were beginning a lifetime of following their beliefs. “This graduation is a transition to doing what you care about,” Eisenstein said. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thousands of graduates filled Kenan Stadium while about 20 graduates occupied Forest Theatre
dth/Melissa Key New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses the 32,000 in attendance at Kenan Stadium for Commencement on Sunday.
What makes me proud to be here is that this is something self-created.
dth/Melissa Key Commencement in Kenan ended with a rendition of ‘Carolina In My Mind’ by the Clef Hangers along with Chancellor Thorp.
dth/haNNah saMUelsoN Charles Eisenstein, Occupy organizer, speaks at alternative commencement.
dth/haNNah saMUelsoN Graduates toss their caps in the air at the end of alternative commencement on Sunday, attended by about 100 people.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Daily Tar Heel
UNC faces Syracuse in NCAA quarterﬁnals
The Tar Heels haven’t faced the Orange this season, but the two teams share six common opponents. Both teams lost to the No. 2 seed Northwestern in close matches and beat top-seeded Florida. “I think this game is going to By Brooke Pryor be really evenly matched and Senior Writer come down to a two- or three-goal North Carolina women’s lacrosse game,” junior midfielder Kara Cannizzaro said. “And it’s going may be going on the road for to be really fun. I’m really excited Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinal, but about it. This is why you come to for many members of the team it Carolina — to play games like this.” will be a welcome return home. In close battles, the difference Fifth-seeded UNC will take on No. 4 seed Syracuse at the Carrier will be made in the control of the 50/50 balls. Dome in the second round of the “I think the key is playing the NCAA tournament. game that we want to play, which Eight Tar Heels are from New means really strong performance York state, including senior midon the draw, winning the 50/50 fielder Laura Zimmerman, who balls, like the draw control, the hails from Syracuse. Other key ground balls,” Levy said. players from New York include In the first-round game senior attacker Becky Lynch and junior goalkeeper Lauren Maksym. against Navy, Lynch was a major “We do have a lot of kids that will factor in UNC’s 17-6 draw conconsider this a home game in many trol advantage. Lynch has led ways because they’re from the New UNC at the draw all season with 43 wins. York area and they’re excited to Lynch will most likely face go play in front of a home crowd,” freshman Kailah Kempney in the coach Jenny Levy said. “We’ll for sure be the underdog in the crowd, draw. Kempney led the Orange to an 11-4 draw advantage in the secbut I think that it’s exciting for my ond half in Syracuse’s first-round players to play in the dome.”
The No. 5 seed women’s lacrosse team will travel to New York.
game against Dartmouth. “I think some of the keys are getting draw control,” Cannizzaro said. “Possessions are obviously really important, especially when Syracuse plays some fast teams. They really like to slow the game down and run more of a stall offense.” Getting ground balls will be another key component in maintaining possession and dictating the tempo of the game. In the 18 games played this season, UNC is 274-217 against opponents in total ground balls earned. Though the stakes are higher, the Tar Heels prepared the way they do for any game — by focusing on playing their game, regardless of the opponent. “All season we’ve had the mentality that we can play anyone, anywhere and it’s us that we have to focus on,” Lynch said. “Whether that’s focusing on our game plan because of them or playing well. I think it’s really rolling on that chemistry that started against Navy and just seeing how far it can take us.” Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
dth/Melissa Key Senior UNC midfielder Laura Zimmerman defends against Navy in the NCAA first round game on Saturday.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Ready for regional action in Georgia
UNC softball is excited for the postseason after missing out in 2011.
By Henry Gargan
After losing to Virginia Tech 4-1 in the second round of the ACC softball tournament, Haleigh Dickey said she wasn’t sure if that game would be the season’s last. The North Carolina softball team won the ACC’s regular season outright, but after the Tar Heels were snubbed from the NCAA tournament last year – after being runners-up for both ACC titles – she was hesitant to take the postseason for granted. On Sunday, though, Dickey and her teammates breathed a sigh of relief. No. 22 UNC was selected
as the second seed in the tournament’s Athens, Ga., regional. The Tar Heels will play their first game on Friday against Georgia Southern at 2:30 p.m. “Last year we were told we were the number two seed and we’d finished second in the ACC,” coach Donna Papa said. “We were second in everything, and we wound up not getting in. And the teams that were third and fourth in their conference, even in our conference, got in. I think there’s a little hesitation from some of the players because we were a shoo-in, and then we got shooed out,” Papa said. Though the Tar Heels are happy to still be playing, they’re even happier with their tournament path, beginning in Georgia. Four of UNC’s starters—Logan Foulks, Lori Spingola, Kelli Wheeler and Dickey—hail from
the Peach State. “Of all the regions we could have been put in, I’m really excited about this one,” Papa said. “I feel like this one’s very doable.” Even better, should both the Tar Heels and the Hokies make it out of their region, they would meet for a best-of-three series in the Super Regional. But regardless of who the team’s playing, UNC believes an improved focus on the simple things will prevent lapses such as the one against Virginia Tech last week. “The past few days we’ve been working a lot on fundamentals in the infield,” sophomore pitcher Spingola said. “I’ll go in knowing that I can be successful with great defense and great bats behind me.” For the Tar Heels, two-a-day practices and simply working on players’ swings have replaced technical scrutiny. Papa wants to
emphasize the game’s simplicity more than anything. “We’re just trying to stay focused and stay within ourselves,” she said. “There were a couple of times this year, at Florida State and against Virginia Tech, when we go away from being ourselves and trying to be something that we weren’t.” Papa said her team had made great strides at the plate since last season. But the loss to VT proved that when the offense isn’t producing, Spingola can’t afford to pitch anything but lights-out. For that ailment, Papa’s prescription is simple. “We’re just trying to stay calm and focused and put the ball in play,” she said. “Get on, get ‘em over, get ‘em in.” Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
dth File/katie gerdon UNC’s Constance Orr will be looking to keep the Tar Heels on track at the plate as they head into the NCAA tournament in Georgia this weekend.
Both tennis teams move on to Athens
The Tar Heels dominated the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.
By Brandon Moree
Virginia Tech will be the ﬁnal ACC series for seniors
Only 1 baseball series remains before postseason.
Hobbs Johnson, who was supposed to start Sunday’s series finale with Duke, missed that start due to illness and started Tuesday against the Bulldogs. He struck out five batters in four innings while giving up five hits and one earned run on his way to picking up his fifth win of the season. “He looked OK,” Fox said. “He settled in, I’m not sure if Hobbs was 100 percent tonight. I know he felt a lot a better. But he pitched OK, he settled in there and gave us four good innings.” If Johnson’s health continues to improve Fox said he saw no reason that he wouldn’t start Saturday’s season finale in his usual role as the third weekend starter. On Thursday, the Tar Heels will start the staff ace sophomore lefty Kent Emanuel who is 7-3 with a 1.74 ERA. Friday, freshman Benton Moss will get the start and he is 5-2 with an ERA of 2.40. Contact the Sports Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After first- and second-round matches at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center this weekend, both the North Carolina men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament – otherwise known as the Sweet 16. The men’s team bested the College of Charleston on Saturday and Tennessee on Sunday. In both matches the Tar Heels clinched victory after the first four matchups, and they head into the Sweet 16 without having dropped a point. But head coach Sam Paul isn’t concerned with the scores — it’s the outcome that generates momentum. “I just think winning gives
confidence,” Paul said. “It means we’re playing well and we want to keep that going.” No. 15 UNC will face No. 3 Georgia on Friday, and like all of the other third-round matches — men and women alike — it will be in Athens, Ga. The Tar Heels just happen to be on a collision course with the hosts. “We’ve played a tough schedule all year,” Paul said. “Obviously, (Georgia) is a great team and a great program. So we’ll just do the stuff that we’ve done. We’ve played them a couple times last couple years so it won’t be something totally different to us.” When Brennan Boyajian clinched Sunday’s victory with a 6-1, 6-3 win, it punched UNC’s first ticket to the Sweet 16 since 2008. In fact, the men’s team has lost in the second round each of the last three seasons. The women, on the other hand, have been to the Sweet 16 three consecutive years now after beating Richmond 4-0 and Arizona 4-2. Head coach Brian
Kalbas contributes that consistent success to his core of upperclassmen. “The three seniors we have, have been amazing leaders,” Kalbas said. “As far as leading by example, vocally — it’s just impressive to see all three of them have their best year as a senior.” The win lines the No. 7 Tar Heels up with No. 11 Miami in the regional semifinals. North Carolina beat Miami in Chapel Hill in early April 4-3 but the Hurricanes have lost just once since then. “I think it’s going to be a very different match,” Kalbas said. “There will be a lot of different matchups, especially in singles. So the doubles point will be important like it was … There’s no secrets playing another ACC opponent again.” UNC and Miami will play Thursday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens at 7 p.m.
turned himself into a really, really good player with a lot of hard work.” The only other senior is relief pitcher Jimmy Messer who Fox said was the only player he’d ever had that won the team’s hardest By Brandon Moree working player award each of his Sports Editor four years. After Tuesday night’s 10-4 vicThe Tar Heels will have their tory at UNC-Asheville, the North hands full with the Hokies (34-18) Carolina baseball team hopes that as they are trying to make their they can park the team bus for a case for a berth in the NCAA while. Tournament. The trip to McCormick Field is “I haven’t heard a lot about the last scheduled road trip of the them except for that they’re regular season as the Tar Heels swinging it really well right now,” will close out the schedule this Stallings said. “They’re pretty hot weekend at Boshamer Stadium. and they’re a pretty good offenThe Thursday-Friday-Saturday sive ballclub. They’ll be at their series with Virginia Tech makes best because they have a lot at up the final three games of the stake.” season, the series will also be the The seventh-ranked Tar Heels final regular season home games will have to make the short for two North Carolina seniors. drive down to Greensboro for One of those being catcher the ACC Tournament May 22Jacob Stallings. 27, but they are in line to host a “He’s had a tremendous impact, Regional in the first weekend of on the field and off,” coach Mike the NCAA tournament. And if all Contact the Sports Editor Fox said about his catcher. “He’s goes according to plan, a Super at email@example.com. a special young man and he’s Regional the following weekend.
Online alcohol orders
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Final baseball series
The baseball team faces Virginia Tech for the ACC series. See pg. 9 for story.
Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.
Opponents of Michael Bloomberg held an alternative commencement. See pg. 7 for story.
Solution to April 25 puzzle
2020 moves forward
Chapel Hill 2020 will be presented to Town Council on Monday. See pg. 6 for story.
Local arts events
Check out the arts events in Chapel Hill this week. See pg. 6 for calendar.
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Stop and smell the roses this summer
“... just remember that not only did you see an NCAA Basketball Championship during your time here, but in your senior year – Duke lost in the first round to a 15 seed.”
Michael Bloomberg, 2012 Commencement speaker
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Findings deliver a heavy blow to UNC department
TO THE EDITOR: The recently issued “Review of Courses in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies” at UNC is sobering and disappointing for all of us who believe deeply in African and Afro-American studies and are committed to upholding the ideals and the integrity of the University. The findings of the report have been a heavy blow to us. We are particularly mindful of our majors who have worked hard, with integrity, and are in no way implicated in this report that deals primarily with a subset of summer school courses taken mostly by non-majors. There are two findings of the report that merit greater attention: Finding 7: “No evidence emerged during the review that directly implicates any faculty or staff other than potentially professor Nyang’oro or Ms. Crowder in the creation of aberrant or irregularly taught courses, or in the recording or changing of student grades in these courses.” And from the conclusion: “The evidence we reviewed indicated that between 2007 and 2011 the vast majority of courses offered in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies were not compromised in the ways outlined in this report.” The vast majority of all students taking our course were not impacted. The report also made clear that the determined and visionary new department chair and the faculty have put in long hours establishing policies and procedures that will ensure that nothing remotely like this situation will ever happen again. Most importantly, we want to ensure that our graduating majors will be able to enjoy the day of pride and celebration that they have earned. Reginald F. Hildebrand Associate professor African and afro-american studies marriage in the state constitution. While opponents of the amendment used deceptive tactics to confuse voters and suppress turnout, North Carolinians voted overwhelmingly to protect traditional marriage — to ensure that marriage stays as God intended it to be, between one man and one woman. While some may try to say differently, values matter. We live in a nation that was built on values. The U.S. is exceptional because of the ideals that it was founded on, put forth in the Declaration of Independence. When we surrender the very values and ideals that our nation was founded on, I suggest that we surrender the exceptional status of the U.S. I am grateful to the people of North Carolina for voting with me to protect the important institution of marriage. Brendan Madigan ’14 Public policy
ummer vacation has arrived! Freshly cut grass, pool parties, sunburns, family, friends — and perhaps a sizzling romance to match the scorching summer sun. Oh wait. You’re in summer school. Before you come slap me for my blatant use of juxtaposition, please allow me to clarify. I am one of you. I have consciously, purposefully, rather reluctantly but nevertheless dutifully chosen to postpone the previously stated summer endeavors in order to further my education and — hopefully — assure my graduation within four years. Who in their right mind would trade the freedoms of summer for more school work, especially after completing two long, grueling semesters? Based on research by Francis Caro, most members of the middle class. Caro’s article entitled “Deferred Gratification, Time Conflict and College Attendance” proposes that the distinction between social classes comes from the unique ability of middle class members to defer gratification. Basically, Caro says my choice to attend summer school is a means of postponing the immediate satisfactions of summer in order to fulfill the later goal of graduating from a prestigious university with a decent GPA. And maybe he’s onto something. Every stage in my life thus far has been defined by what I was about to experience. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to grow up and be one of the big kids. When I was in middle school, I desperately wanted to turn 16 so that I could get my driver’s license and drive myself to the movies. And when I was a senior in high school, I dreamed of the day I would lounge on the quad here at UNC. Odds are you have undergone similar situations, where you dream of something beyond the present. There’s probably been a moment in your life when you’ve waited for a time when life would simply be better. But as you bustle back and forth between classes this summer, ask yourself: have you ever finally reached that point in the future when everything feels perfect? Granted, the desire for a better future is one of the greatest methods of human motivation. If we were completely content, we would never fight to save the environment, question social prejudices or progress in science or technology. But I fear that modern society places too much emphasis on this misleading future “perfection” and ignores the simple beauty of everyday existence. So, my fellow summer schoolers, I challenge you to perform one small, instantly gratifying activity every day this summer. Buy the song you keep singing from the radio, take the long roundabout path to class, read snippets of a good — or trashy — novel. Those little things won’t hurt your future goals one bit. Relish in the limited time we have at this wonderful university. We all deserve to stop every now and then and enjoy the glorious Carolina blue sky.
Repeal Amendment One
An amendment that violates equality for all cannot stand.
hile the outcome of the May 8 election is a setback for both unmarried homosexual and heterosexual couples, the battle against Amendment One must rage on. And since many of the counties that voted against the amendment are home to colleges and universities, students and faculty at UNC and other institutions must continue to play an active role in making sure the amendment is repealed. Amendment One violates the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states, “No State shall … deprive any person of life, liberty or property without the due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.” As Amendment One dissolves both heterosexual and homosexual civil unions, many of the rights afforded to such couples are no longer valid. For example, the new law may make it more difficult for one partner of an unmarried couple — whether a homosex-
ual or heterosexual — to maintain custody over his or her child should the partner with primary custody die or become incapacitated. Many voters in North Carolina were unaware of such effects prior to election day. A recent poll showed only 36 percent of the population understood the amendment would ban both gay marriage and civil unions; 26 percent thought the amendment only banned gay marriage, and 10 percent thought voting against it would actually legalize gay marriage. Twenty-seven percent said they didn’t know what effect the amendment would have on families. The numbers alone provide a basis for a repeal of the amendment. They also show that if people had been better informed, the outcome would have been different. When told about the legal ramifications of the law, only 38 percent of voters continue to support it and 46 percent oppose it. Many of the proponents for the law argued that the amendment upheld Christian religious principles. The Rev. Billy Graham, who is 93 years old, made phone calls to North
Carolina families in the week leading up to the amendment, said, “The Bible is clear — God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.” This argument also opposes the U.S. Constitution, as the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights provides for separation of church and state. As federal law overrides state law, a repeal of Amendment One seems fairly clear cut. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon debate Proposition 8, a similar law in California. Many hope it will be overturned. If students and members of the community want to see Amendment One repealed, they must work to make their voices heard and inform other citizens about the effects of this legislation. The history of this country is filled with a plethora of legislative mistakes — Jim Crow laws and the disenfranchisement of women to name a couple. But there’s a system in place to help fix those mistakes. It’s important that we figure out how to use it to fix this one. This civil rights issue will define our generation. We must make sure we remain on the right side of it.
Celebrate, but remember your fellow tar heels
TO THE EDITOR: During the commencement ceremony on May 12, 1996 — Mother’s Day — a cloud of smoke floated over Kenan Stadium, masking the Carolina blue sky, a cloud originating from the Phi Gamma Delta house. That morning, five young people lost their lives in a tragic fire: Mark Strickland, Josh Weaver, Ben Woodruff, Joanna Howell and Anne Smith. Today, let us think of those five young Tar Heels. Let their memory remind us all that our time is precious, that our safety lies in our own hands. As a result of the fire, all dorms and Greek houses have sprinklers and fire alarm systems with direct notification to the fire department. If you live off campus, insist that every bedroom have a working smoke detector and try to select housing with sprinkler systems. We truly have heroes in the Chapel Hill Fire Department who keep us all safe and healthy. But ultimately, it is our individual responsibility to ensure that we are well protected from fire. Do not let the deaths of these five young students be in vain. Take steps to protect yourself. And never forget. Hill Winstead ’12 History
A man without a party
To compete in the fall, Democrats must force David Parker out.
tempest in a teapot. That was how David Parker, embattled chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, described the sexual harassment scandal that led to a meeting of the party’s state executive committee Saturday in Greensboro. Parker said publicly that he would resign at the meeting, following calls for withdrawal from party members and elected officials including Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton. But Parker’s resignation speech sounded more like a rallying cry, and after deliberations described by one party leader as “pandemonium,” the committee voted to reject his resignation. Parker’s self-centered decision to stay undermines the efforts of Democrats in the hugely important November elections. If the party hopes to defeat the Republicans
this fall, they must resolve to remove Parker from the equation. Sexual harassment charges were made against Jay Parmley, the former executive director who resigned after they were publicly revealed. Parmley was right to step down, and Parker should have followed suit. His refusal to deal with the situation has caused great embarrassment and could have detrimental effects for the party. As 2012 is a critical election year at both the state and national levels, Parker’s willingness to put self-interest before party interest could not come at a worse time for Democrats. The party was swept out of the North Carolina legislature in 2010 by a Republican tide fueled by the Tea Party movement. The effects of the strict budget they subsequently passed have been felt across the state. As a result, the UNC-system Board of Governors approved tuition increases at all 16 campuses. Democratic candidates, including Dalton, are pledging
to return funding to schools. But Parker’s contentious leadership could jeopardize the party’s efforts. As North Carolina’s gubernatorial race is one of only 12 in the nation this November, that contest might very well come down to fundraising ability. And Parker may put Dalton at a disadvantage. More fundamentally, Parker’s actions — the attempted cover up in response to the sexual harassment charges and his refusal to acknowledge the importance of image to a political party — reflect values at odds with the transparent and unified leadership which Democrats desperately need right now. By going back on his word to the public and the candidates depending on him, he violated the trust of the people of this state. There is no sustainable path for the party under Parker; he presides on borrowed time. Either he steps down now or come November, Democrats realize that his deluded meteorology underestimated the size of this tempest.
A victorious day for North Carolina families
TO THE EDITOR: The passage of the Marriage Protection Amendment marks a victory for North Carolina families. On May 8, North Carolina became the last state in the southeast to protect
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We’re throwing our full support behind the “Repeal Amendment One” campaign. You can write a law that defies the 1st and 14th amendments, but here’s hoping that it can’t stand up in court.
Cell phones vs. towing
The towing ordinance doesn’t align with the cell phone ban, so Chapel Hill town council’s writing another exception to the rule? How long before they realize that this whole thing really isn’t going to fly?
Obama on marriage
The president’s decision to support gay marriage has both parties and the public talking. Here’s hoping that the discussion promotes action in both North Carolina and across the country.
We’ve got superheroes, vampires, vampire hunters and aliens. Aside from the angst, we’re excited. Guys: prepare for the explosions. Ladies: plenty of eye candy to go around.
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