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Student elections

Setting the course for the

ACADEMIC CLIMATE focus | page 12 BLACK HISTORY AT UNC TuesdayFocus reflects on the accomplishments of past UNC barrier-breaking black students and details the Black History Month plans of post-Obama Black Student Movements.

online | ELECTIONS GUIDE Don’t know who to vote for? Student body president candidates list their top three campaign priorities, as well as speak via video about tuition, academics and safety.

forum of record ATTEND THE DTH FORUM We’re hosting a public forum for students to ask student body president candidates questions. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, Union multipurpose room Can’t attend? Too shy to speak? Submit questions in advance at


While next year’s student body president will have to deal with major academic issues, he or she will be competing as only one of many voices at the table. The president will be part of several important discussions next year, including the formation of the provost’s Academic Plan and talks about grade inflation. And through these discussions, the president will have an opportunity to advocate student positions in the face of faculty and administration concerns. “It’s an advisory role,” said Joe Templeton, chairman of the faculty. “It may not be rapid, but it is responsive.” He added that academic affairs will be important for the next president because it is a rare area where faculty and student viewpoints are an equal part of the discussion. But Andrew Perrin, chairman of the educational policy committee of the Faculty Council, disagrees. He said future discussions, especially on grade inflation, would be primarily the domain of the faculty, not students. “They have four years here. Some of us have 40 years here,” Perrin said. “I hope for and expect a lot of student input, but I think ultimately, this is a faculty concern.” What they did agree on, as did other administrators and students,

Especially compared to past Roy Williams teams, this year’s Tar Heel reserves don’t offer very impressive offensive production.

features | page 3 PRESERVING HISTORY Conservators at Wilson Library repair and maintain a quarter of a million rare books and 20,000 manuscripts.

this day in history FEB. 3, 1994 … Duke and UNC men’s basketball teams face off for the first time as No. 1 and No. 2 ranked in the nation, respectively. UNC won, 89-78.

This week, The Daily Tar Heel is examining the top issues facing the next student body president. Wednesday: tuition.

Academic Plan Provost Bernadette Gray-Little will lead an update on the University’s Academic Plan, which lays out the administration’s priorities for the University and how to implement them. The update will begin this semester and carry into next year. While the plan likely will include much of what current president J.J. Raynor establishes through the “Carolina: Best Place to Teach Learn and Discover” study, the next student body president will likely have a large voice in its formation.

Grading A draft of a grading report by the Education Policy Committee of the Faculty Council has raised the issue of grade inflation as a top concern of faculty members. The next student body president is likely to be involved in multiple discussions about the nature of the problem and potential solutions. One of these solutions includes the Achievement Index, an algorithm that measures students’ performance against other students, which has been undergoing a test study since the Faculty Council shot it down two years ago.

Academic Advising The advising department is undergoing a massive reorganization in the wake of an evaluation report that pointed out significant shortcomings in the system. These shortcomings include a large adviser-to-student ratio and a disconnect between advising and academic departments. As changes are implemented, the student body president will have the opportunity to give input as to of how to improve the advising process.

Enterprise Resource Planning The implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning, the campus’ transition to an integrated software platform, will begin this summer with undergraduate applications. ERP will impact registration systems, academic planning and other student services. While much of the software is already designed, the student body president might be able to influence the ultimate implementation.

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From the candidates

sports | page 6 OFF THE BENCH

The issues

The candidates have many platform points addressing safety issues. Here are some of their proposals.

Michael Betts

Ron Bilbao

Thomas Edwards

Make sure students are directly involved in formulating the University’s new Academic Plan. Ensure that students are included in conversations on grading policy. Create upperclassmen seminars with research opportunities in each department.

Create monthly student research conferences to allow students currently involved in research to speak to others about their projects. Make academic worksheets, supplemental education requirements and department resources consolidated and more easily navigable online.

Work in collaboration with academic advising to ensure that the overhaul is completed in a timely fashion. Create a peer-advising system for the departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jasmin Jones

Ashley Klein

Matt Wohlford

Improve course search engine on Student Central by creating an option that will find courses that fill multiple requirements. Promote an advising fair where students can meet advisers to build relationships.

Bolster the UNC Pick-A-Prof System that allows students to learn first-hand about professors from other students. Work closely with the Study Abroad Office to ensure that study abroad transfer credits will be understood prior to departure.

Support the development of a dance minor and sustainability minor. Wohlford’s platform contains no specific section on academics or advising, and makes few references to academic initiatives in other sections of his platform.

Forums poor indicator of election success By Andrew Dunn University Editor

The legitimacy of endorsements for student body president is increasingly questionable, even with a growing list of groups wanting to weigh in. Several candidates have indicated they are weary of the rigorous schedule, since outcomes are often tied to previous alliances and forum victories do not equal votes. At least seven more student body president forums will be held before the Feb. 10 election, with seven already in the books. Because campaign staff are often

involved in student groups, at least half the forums appear tainted by predetermined preference. “It’s not about who’s the best, it’s about who shows up,” said candidate Ron Bilbao. “The casual observer only sees the endorsement, not how it all went down.” And despite all candidates’ efforts, the actual importance of forums is hit and miss. Current president J.J. Raynor won few forums, but took the election handily. The classic example is 2005 candidate Tom Jensen. He won the most endorsements, including from the Young Democrats and Black Student

Movement, but only garnered about 7 percent of the student vote. Today’s forum — sponsored by the environmental affairs committee of student government — will almost certainly not be a measure of who has the best platform on environmental issues. The pick will be made with audience participation. Any student can help choose the winner, so candidates are planning to stack the vote. “We need you to be there to support Ashley (Klein),” wrote volunteer coordinator Marshall Dworkin in an e-mail to Klein’s listserv. “The more people we have there,

“The casual observer only sees the endorsement, not how it all went down." ron bilbao, student body president candidate the better chance we have of winning their endorsement.” And Bill Bobbitt, co-chairman of the environmental committee, works for candidate Thomas Edwards’ campaign. Bobbitt said he will not be part of the discussion. But Edwards has gotten endorsements in the past from organizations led by his campaign workers. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,

Transgender, Straight Alliance decided to endorse Edwards after a closed-door deliberation. Edwards’ campaign manager, Reva Grace Phillips, is co-president of GLBTSA. “It does have some weight,” Edwards said shortly after his victory. “But I didn’t intentionally

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Downtown lights planned After two seasons,

sprinter finds stride

Petition asks for improved lighting

By ben baden staff writer

Today’s weather Partly sunny H 47, L 27

Wednesday’s weather Snow showers H 40, L 23

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By Joe Woodruff Staff Writer

Dani Nowell sometimes feels wary when she walks to her car after finishing the night shift. Nowell, a barista at Starbucks on Franklin Street, is one of many residents who have expressed concerns about downtown safety. The town has been in the process of designing plans to improve the lighting for months, but a new petition circulating is still asking the town for improved downtown lighting to address long standing safety concerns. Sue Koenigshofer, owner of SCK Design on West Franklin Street and the author of the petition, said she

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Lights shine over West Franklin Street near the Franklin Hotel. While this area is pretty heavily lit, other sections are darker and scarier.

In Vanneisha Ivy’s first two years as a sprinter, her coaches complained that she was more concerned with who was in the stands than where she finished on the track. Even she concedes that her lack of focus has held her back from performing at the level she did as a standout, three-time Indiana state champion in high school. Now, after finishing with two personal bests in this season’s Eddie & Jo Smith UNC Classic, junior sprinter/hurdler Ivy has her sights set on qualifying for the NCAA tournament. “The big change had to come from her, and it did,” said coach Dennis Craddock of his new star.

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Vanneisha Ivy, who runs the 60m hurdles and dash for the UNC track team, has set personal records for both in competition this season.



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hile the British version of English is decidedly different than English in America, the city of Birmingham is taking it a step further. The second-biggest city in England recently banned the use of the apostrophe on public signs. The ban, proclaimed by the city council on Friday, settled a long-standing dispute between town  officials and local grammar purists. NOTED. It was Christmas in February for a man in Burlington, Vt., who got stuck in his chimney. The would-be Santa’s cries for help attracted a nearby woman, who called the police early Sunday morning. The man, who was removed by disassembling the chimney, told his rescuers he didn’t know how he got there.

QUOTED. “The bulls are angry when they arrive, obviously, so they go at it with full force.” — Obser ver Cristobal Salamanca on the the annual bull festival in the Mexican village of Tlacotalpan. While the festival is based on Spain’s running of the bulls, Tlacotalpan’s bulls can freely roam the streets for hours.

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Chapel Hill home either Saturday or Sunday and stole electronics, according to police reports. A laptop computer worth $600 and an iPod worth $250 were taken from the home on New Parkside Drive, reports state. No force was used in the breakin, reports state. n  Someone took $400 in cash from a Chapel Hill home Saturday, according to police reports. No force was used in the theft from a home on Pritchard Avenue, reports state. n  A car had paint sprayed down the passenger side Saturday night, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The car, a black Cadillac Escalade, was in a parking lot on North Fordham Boulevard, reports state. n  Police arrested a Chapel Hill

resident Friday for possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, according to Carrboro police reports.

Cumun Tramane Fearrington, 24, was in a parking lot on Broad Street when police who were responding to a possible breaking and entering stopped him, reports state. Police found a bag containing several smaller bags of marijuana on Fearrington, according to reports. The man who was with Fearrington when police stopped them ran away and could not be found, reports state. n   Carrboro police responded Sunday to reports of a woman screaming for five minutes, according to police reports. The responding officer heard nothing, but saw a man wearing a Santa Claus suit, according to reports. The man told the officer that he was there because of a college fraternity prank, reports state. n  Carrboro police responded to reports of an aggressive dog Friday, according to police reports. The dog was on a resident’s porch on Walden Drive and was impounded, reports state.

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Due to a reporting error, the caption with Monday’s pg. 12 story, “Bench helps with rout of NCCU,” misstated what is North Carolina’s final nonconference game of the season. The Tar Heels play South Dakota on March 15. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.


Edwards and Betts garner SBP forum endorsements Michael Betts and Thomas Edwards split the two student body president forums hosted Tuesday, gaining endorsements from the College Republicans and Computer Science Club, respectively. In the Student Body President Technology Forum, Edwards prevailed with a total of 85 points out of a possible 100, receiving perfect scores on the feasibility of his technological initiatives and the technological focus of his campaign platform. Members of the club said they were largely unimpressed with Edwards’ presentation—for which he received only 10 out of a possible 20 points—but they supported his platform’s inclusion of improvements for the Carolina Computing Initiative and the Enterprise Resource Planning project designed to increase technological efficiency. Betts won the College Republicans’ endorsement with more than 50 percent of the vote after missing the Computer Science Club’s forum for a rescheduled class. College Republicans treasurer, John Eick, credited Betts’ victory to his initiatives to audit student fees and his aggressive fundraising campaign called Project One. “He has a clear vision for where he wants to take Carolina in the future,” said Eick. “He doesn’t have the experience some of the other candidates have, but he has served on the finance committee of Student Congress.” Tim Nichols and Bryan Weynand, both members of the College Republicans and current Student Congress members, have helped with Betts’ campaign.


Board of Commissioners to discuss landfill, gas, finance The Orange County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Orange Central Senior Center. The board will discuss, among others, the following topics: n  Approving changes made in property values. n  Approving budget, grant and capital project ordinance amendments for 2008-09 fiscal year. n A decision on the proposed agreement for the joint UNC/ Orange County Landfill Gas Recovery Project. n Purchasing a used Zamboni for $27,000 for use at the Triangle SportsPlex. n A proposal that would issue financing to projects authorized by the commissioners.

Police respond to stove fire in vacant Carrboro home After responding to a vacant house, Carrboro police found only a stove fire and a man hiding in a crawl space. Eley Barrett English, 49, was arrested for breaking and entering after the Saturday morning incident, according to police reports. Police responded to reports of a structure fire on Hillsborough Road and found the fire in the stove, reports state. Officers went through the supposedly vacant house because there were signs of someone staying there, including a jacket sitting next to a cell phone and a portable bed next to the fireplace. A vacant home was burned down in Carrboro Jan. 21 by six men that police say were trying to keep warm.


Civil disobedience with rules Town SAW criticizes UNC sit-in guidelines By Casey welch Staff Writer

New sit-in protest policies released this week are already drawing criticism from one student group. The guidelines are meant to defend free speech while protecting campus safety and the University’s ability to conduct normal business. “We got input from a number of different people, and the main message we got was that people want their views to be respected and their safety to be protected,” Chancellor Holden Thorp said. The guidelines stem partially from a 16-day sit-in last spring by members of Student Action with Workers that ended in five arrests. SAW members said the new guidelines unfairly target them. “It seemed like (Thorp) was trying to maybe put the blame on the people

that sat-in instead of admitting that the University wasn’t prepared,” said junior Laura Bickford, a member of SAW. “It seemed like he was trying to say we crossed the line, when in reality, a line never existed.” The Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor held two forums to gauge student response to potential sit-in guidelines, but SAW decided not to participate in either. “We thought that any process that would limit free speech or put rules or guidelines on protests — that’s just not a process we felt would actually benefit us,” Bickford said. “We just didn’t feel like they’d actually listen.” Bickford said specific actions forbidden by the new guidelines were things that SAW did during April’s sit-in. Thorp said he hoped the guidelines would make the University’s

Revised sit-in guidelines Sit-in must not disrupt the normal business activity. No amplified sound may be used inside the building. Offices may not be occupied at any time. No signs, posters, etc. may be posted inside or outside the building. Food may not be heated or stored in any container.

No blankets, pillows or sleeping materials may be brought into the building. The number of people involved may not exceed fire safety capacity. All sit-in participants are required to leave the building at 5 p.m. Those who do not will be warned and subject to arrest.

*These rules apply to South Building, Student and Academic Services Buildings and Carr Building between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. expectations regarding sit-ins clear so future protests will not reach the point they did last April, but SAW members disagree. “It’s almost a misnomer to call it ‘sit-in guidelines’ because it takes that tactic away from being used,” said junior Ben Carroll, a SAW member who participated in April’s sit-in.

Bickford said she didn’t think that the policy was enough of a compromise between administrators and protestors. “I don’t think this policy in any way indicates that the University values free speech,” she said.

sees 2 armed thefts Friday robberies likely unrelated BY Evan Rose

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The two armed robberies in Chapel Hill on Friday are likely unrelated, police said. One robbery involved a car and three suspects, while the second was committed by two men on foot, said Lt. Kevin Gunter, Chapel Hill Contact the University Editor police spokesman. at “It’s difficult to say whether they could be related or not,” said Gunter, adding that the differing circumstances of the two crimes lead police to believe that they are not connected. The robberies occurred within 18 hours of each other at locations about four miles apart. In the first, Alpine Bagel manager Paul Hartley was walking home after a night at The Cave on Franklin Street at about 2 a.m. A lightly colored, boxy car pulled up to him as he was walking on Mitchell Lane near Rosemary Street, Hartley told police. The occupants asked for directions to a street he’d never heard of, he said in an interview. “Then all of a sudden I’ve got a gun in my face,” Hartley said. A man got out of the front passenger seat and took Hartley’s wallet and cell phone, worth $296 all together. The man wielded an unknown type of firearm. Then the car sped off. The second robbery occurred on Friday at about 8 p.m. The victim, whose name has not been released, was walking on Weaver Dairy Road when he was approached by two men. One man took out a small sildth/Nushmia Khan ver semi-automatic pistol and told Libby Chenault, Wilson Library Rare Book Collection head librarian, looks through one of the more than 150,000 printed volumes in the the victim to empty his pockets, collection. She says her favorite part of her job is “showing all of the wonderful rare books to all of the wonderful people that come in.” Gunter said. He took car keys, an iPod, cell phone and wallet, worth a total of $470. The man then gave the victim his car keys back and ran off with his accomplice. Investigations into both crimes are ongoing, Gunter said. Chapel Hill police will coordinate with Durham police to see if there were any similar crimes in Collection, librarian Libby Chenault over- es in library technology in their time working By Caroline Phillips their jurisdiction recently. Staff writer sees the books Paris and Knowlton repair, with UNC’s rare books. There were 77 robberies in Chapel In a closed room tucked away in the which range from Peruvian astronomical Chenault recalls her early days at the Rare Hill in 2008, Gunter said, and 33 back of Wilson Library, Andrea Knowlton observations from the 1700s to Babylonian Book Collection, when book information involved some kind of weapon. is painstakingly mending a Latin copy of a clay tablets dating from 2500 B.C. was accessed through terminals connected Hartley said he frequently walks medieval satire called the Stultifera Navis, The collections tell a unique and impor- to mainframe computers in Ohio. the same route he did Friday to his dating from 1497. tant story to their readers, she feels. “If you wanted to do something on a comhome in Carrboro, where he’s lived Knowlton, the assistant conservator The decoration, binding and condition of puter, you had to write your own program for three years. He’s never had any at Wilson Library’s Special Collections an original copy of a book can add historical for anything you wanted to do,” she said. “So trouble. Conservation Laboratory, works with context — something an online or modern we learned programming.” In a college town, Hartley didn’t head conservator Jan Paris to preserve the edition simply cannot do, Chenault said. The increasing digitization of libraries is think anything was unusual about library’s oldest volumes. “Sure, you can see pictures of an illuminated changing the conservation process as well. a group of guys asking for direcWith the help of student assistants, they manuscript,” Chenault said. “It’s nowhere near “We do a lot of digitization in the library tions, he said. perform repairs and maintenance on about the experience of having this piece in front of now,” said Paris. “It’s becoming a more and “How many times walking a quarter of a million rare books and 20,000 you and seeing the real intricacy.” more important part of what we do.” around on campus have you had manuscripts in Wilson’s collections. Preservation of a different medium Making digital images of books and mansomebody ask you for directions to Even in the digital age, the art of preserving takes place one floor above in the Southern uscripts requires the conservators to closely a party?” he asked. old books isn’t losing its importance. Historical Collection. prepare pieces for scanning. Hartley said the robbers caught Conservation work ranges from minor One of the largest collections of manuscripts The lab will soon switch to digital photoghim by surprise, but he won’t repairs, such as pasting page tears, to full treat- in the South, the collection has more than 16 raphy from the slide film that it has used since change the way he treats the people ment that involves taking a book completely million letters, diaries and other mementos of Paris started working there 20 years ago. he meets around town. apart, washing it and resewing its pages. Southerners dating from the 18th century. “The better job we do of preserving the “It’s not going to stop me from Most of the meticulous work is done with “A manuscript is something that is origi- memory of our past, the better informed being nice to strangers,” he said. special tissue and paste. Chemicals are used nal and unique,” said director Tim West. decisions we can make — personally, politiPolice ask that anyone with inforto remove materials like Scotch tape applied “They record the community there in a great cally and socially,” West said. mation about either armed robbery by well-meaning past conservators. period of time — folks who would never be contact police at 968-2760. “Scotch tape is evil,” Paris said. captured in the public record.” Contact the Features Editor Across the hallway in the Rare Book The librarians have seen significant advancat Contact the City Editor at

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Accreditation up for review Stimulus may fund

Legislative mental health By Matt Sampson breakfast scheduled Feb. 23 Staff Writer

The cases full of journalism awards were dusted and polished in preparation for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s accreditation review, which began Monday. For the rest of the process, which lasts through Wednesday, students and faculty will be called upon to give their input. Once ever y six years, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications evaluates the undergraduate and master’s programs in the journalism school. Journalism is the fourth most popular undergraduate major at UNC. The council accredits 112 journalism programs in the United States but does not give a ranking or score. This weekend, the seven-member council arrived at UNC to begin compiling its report. -From staff and wire reports The council bases its evaluation

The 31th Annual Legislative Breakfast for Mental Health is scheduled for Feb. 21. The theme of the breakfast is “Health Care Reform and the Cost of Untreated Mental Illness.” It will include discussion with members of the N.C. Legislature and Adam Searing, project director for Health Access Coalition of the N.C. Justice Center, which educates people on health reform options. The event is co-sponsored by the Mental Health Associations in Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Orange and Durham County C hapters, and C lub Nova, Threshold and Caramore Community, Inc. The event has no charge and requires an RSVP to, or 933-8941.

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on how well the school meets a set of nine specific standards: goverJournalism student nance, curriculum, diversity, faculfeedback sessions ty, scholarship in research, student services, resources and facilities, 9 a.m. today in Carroll Hall public service and assessment. News/editorial “It’s a fairly complicated way of measuring how well you and alum- students: Room 253 ni are doing,” said Jean Folkerts, Advertising students: dean of the journalism school. Room 11 Since arriving this weekend, the Public relations accrediting council has met with students: Freedom Forum students, faculty and staff of the Conference Center journalism school, as well as with Electronic communication Provost Bernadette Gray-Little and Chancellor Holden Thorp. students: Room 338 About 30 students of the jourVisual communication nalism school met with the accredstudents: Room 67 iting council in a general session Master’s/professional Monday. It was an opportunity for students to voice their opinions track students: Kuralt Learning about how the school functions. Center “You guys are the customers,” said Thomas Kunkel, president of gram delivers what it promises. … St. Norbert College and chairman This is a big, honkin’ deal.” of the accreditation council to the Students highly praised the facgroup of undergraduate and mas- ulty and the school’s resources, but ter’s students. “We must make sure the pro- See accreditation, Page 5

rural Internet access By Chris Howerton Staff Writer

Some residents in rural parts of Orange County don’t have access to broadband Internet. Many don’t even have digital cable. Now, commissioners are considering tapping into the proposed federal stimulus package to expand broadband coverage to rural areas, though no details or specific plans are crafted yet. The idea was discussed at a meeting last week. Orange County Planning Director Craig Benedict said there are areas in northern parts of the county as well as in the southwest that lack Internet access. Benedict said since the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, which was designed to promote access to the Internet, there has been an effort to expand service into rural areas. This has happened not only in Orange County, but also across the countr y,

Benedict said. Paul Thames Jr., county engineer, said that Orange County’s existing agreement with Time Warner Cable mandates that regions meet a minimum density of houses per square mile in order for Time Warner to provide services. Because parts of the county are sparsely populated, cable lines have not been extended to those areas. The idea to expand coverage has resurfaced because of the possibility of federal stimulus funds. “The county will not be in the business of providing broadband but we hope to help facilitate it,” Benedict said. About 32 percent of the county’s population lives in rural areas, according to 2007 data. An expansion of coverage could cost an estimated $1.2 million. “With the new president’s economic stimulus package, one of the

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Film tells of little-known riot Grants will fund music research By Abe johns Staff Writer

Twenty-year-old Willie Grimes was killed when shots rang out across the campus of Greensboro’s N.C. Agricultural & Technical State University in May of 1969. A new documentary, “Walls That Bleed,” explores this little-known event as part of North Carolina’s racial history. UNC’s Department of Social Work will screen the film tonight at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building. Director for Diversity Education and Assessment Cookie Newsom said she had not heard of the murder until the screening was planned. “This happened in relative obscurity. This was not something very well-known. Being from Ohio, I have never heard about this,” Newsom said. “These are complex issues. There are lots of different things going on — different layers of oppression — and these do not get the most press, because that has to do with who was in charge of the press.” The racial conflict was instigated by a student election at James

Benson Dudley High School in Greensboro. When results revealed that black student Claude Barnes had won the election, the school’s administration changed the results. In response, students from N.C. A&T — including Grimes, a sophomore — held demonstrations at the high school. This ignited a larger conflict, resulting in 650 National Guard members storming the N.C. A&T campus and Grimes’ eventual death. His killer remains unknown. Michael Anthony is the producer and director of the film, as well as an N.C. A&T alumnus. He retells the story through the use of graphic art, photography and interviews with witnesses, including Barnes, now a professor of political science at N.C. A&T. “‘Walls That Bleed’ is the first documentary to bring the story of the Dudley/A&T Revolt out of the dust bin of history,” Barnes writes on the film’s official Web site. “The actions of students and activists of this era paved the way for those blacks who seek public office

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Two UNC musicologists have received prestigious awards to continue their work on the country’s use of music as propaganda in World War II and the value of music without words. Annegret Fauser and Evan Bonds, both professors in the music department, nabbed $50,400 fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a prestigious national grant distributor. Fauser is studying American music during World War II, while Bonds’ topic is the theory of absolute music. “It is a sign of distinction on the part of my colleagues and the department that two UNC faculty have been chosen to receive these awards,” said Tim Carter, chairman of the music department. Carter is also Fauser’s husband. The National Endowment for the Humanities distributed the grants after a competitive selection process.

on every level today. The opportunities and possibilities available to the current generation of office seekers were bought with the blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice of people who were young 40 years ago.” Barnes wrote that the N.C. A&T/ Dudley revolt is a forgotten battle in the struggle for civil rights that is overshadowed by events like the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins. “These events happened only 40 years ago,” Newsom said. “There are a lot of us who are still walking around, alive and kicking.” “When you’re dealing with race, and people say we should just be color-blind and not deal with it — it’s not that easy. I think this (film) will make people more aware of the issues at hand,” she said. Contact the University Editor at

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lute music helped tie together his previous research about music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Bonds said the visual equivalent of absolute music is abstract art. His research draws upon philosophy and other areas of literature and art to develop the concept of absolute music. Because the fellowships will allow both professors to take a leave of absence, both will be using their free time to work on books that focus on their research. Carter said the UNC student body is fortunate to have such talented professors. “If you’ve got high-flying colleagues doing distinguished research, it feeds into their undergraduate teaching,” he said. “They want to convey what’s happening at the cutting edge to the whole community with which we work.” Contact the University Editor at

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Lindsey Mikal, a spokeswoman for the group, said in an e-mail that her organization reviewed 1,132 applications and whittled the group down to 72, ranging across a vast number of disciplines. Of the 72 fellowships awarded, the organization gave only four to music scholars. Fauser began her research on American music during World War II three and a half years ago at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. “I wanted to see how the music gets created, gets consumed and gets performed — what do the artists do and what does the government do?” Fauser said. She said she was fascinated by the amount of money the government poured into music during the war. She researched composer and musician involvement in unlikely positions during the war, including Broadway composers who doubled as CIA spies. Music also served as a political statement. “It’s a culture war, it’s not just about shooting people,” she said. Bonds received the other fellowship for his research on the theory of “absolute music.” Absolute music, Bonds said, is “all about the question of whether instrumental music means anything without text, without words.” He said that researching abso-

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some pointed to a lack of equipment and room as a problem. Other students said the newseditorial curriculum was not advanced enough. The council will compile a draft of the official report today, which will then be discussed with the provost and chancellor. The report will then undergo two revi-

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goals is to improve access to rural residents,” Benedict said. “A lot of our rural areas do not even have digital cable yet. Our interests are to investigate exactly how we could bring broadband into rural areas.” Thames said laying cable lines, rather than using existing telephone lines, would be the most efficient way of completing a project like expanding broadband coverage.

sions before being released to the public. The UNC journalism school has been receiving accreditation for more than 50 years, Kunkel said. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first journalism class offered at the University. “They have said in the past that we’re among the best schools in the nation,” Folkerts said. “We’re pleased with the outcome of the graduates, and the faculty gets high While no formal plans have been made for how broadband Internet would reach rural areas, Benedict said expansion would likely be through cable lines or additional telecommunications towers. He said rural broadband would eliminate the need for residents to drive to urban areas for Internet access, thus saving gasoline, another countywide goal. Gov. Bev Perdue emphasized expanding broadband coverage to rural areas during her campaign last year. She said it was key to promoting distance education, which

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Ga. peanut butter plant unsanitary

Senate begins debating economic stimulus package, votes this week

BLAKELY, Ga. (MCT) — Employees said it was obvious to them that sanitation was a problem at the peanut processing plant responsible for a nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning. Peanut Corp. of America is a small plant that produces only 3 percent of the peanut products nationwide, but the items processed there spread to more than 400 products in the United States. Salmonella bacteria was found in cakes, cookies, trail mix and other treats, with more likely to be added as the probe continues.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — A divided and discontented Senate on Monday began debating an $889 billion economic stimulus plan that could look dramatically different by the end of the week. The package’s price tag is expected to increase in the Senate to about $900 billion as Democrats seek to boost infrastructure spending on mass transit, highways and bridges. Republicans warned that without significant changes, most were likely to oppose the package. And concerns are growing among members of both par-

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — The administration of President Barack Obama has decided to launch a new comprehensive strategic dialogue with China that includes discussions on political, economic and security issues. The new strategic dialogue is aimed at changing the focus of U.S.-China relations from economic matters to a more diverse range of issues. As such, the new dialogue is expected to include military matters. The talks will replace the high-level discussions of the Bush administration that centered on economic matters.

MIAMI (MCT) — When President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he opened the U.S. military forces to further accountability. A N.Y. law firm filed wrongful death suits Thursday in the suicides of two Arab detainees found dead at the base in the summer of 2006. The fathers of the two prisoners have named 10 generals and eight military doctors in the suit, which could be the first in a number of similar suits filed against the government.

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Fred stutzman, Ph.D. student applications such as Facebook Mobile. Shoemake said he also is studying how Facebook is being used for both personal and work uses. Another student, Tracy Boyer, is beginning her first year in a post-graduate information science research program. She said she chose the class to “see how social networking can advance nonprofit organizations” by increasing awareness and attaining more donations. Although using Facebook as a teaching tool initially could seem a bit ironic, Jones said that people should use whatever tools are available. “They need to go where the students are because this enhances interactions,” Jones said. “A lot of real solid research has come out of grad students.” Contact the University Editor at


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technology. Facebook was extremely popular on campus, so it was the perfect thing to start studying.” Beyond studying social networking in theory, Stutzman has also created an application on Facebook called “Your True Self.” The application assesses a person’s preferences for books, movies and music based on their friends’ preferences, assuming that people will list interests that seem popular rather than their true interests. This week, Stutzman began his intimate two-and-a-half hour class, which meets on Mondays at 6 p.m., with a humorous video from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — in which a comedian talks about having 9,000 MySpace friends. Fittingly, Stutzman uses a Web site for the class where he posts the presentation notes and applicable links to the social networking world. Senior Robert Shoemake, an information science major, said he signed up because the course matched his interests. “I’m writing my senior honors thesis on the way PDAs have changed,” Shoemake said, mentioning the development of new

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marks.” Before the accrediting council came, the department spent the past year doing a self-assessment. One purpose of the accrediting council is to compare its own report to the self-study. The council will continue to By Katy Charles speak with students in small group Staff Writer meetings today. Instead of using Facebook to avoid studying, students in Contact the University Editor Fred Stutzman’s “Online Social at Networks” course are making it the basis of their class. she has said she will advocate durStutzman, a Ph.D. student ing her term of office. in the School of Information “We hope this will extend some and Library Science, is studying opportunities for our rural residents social technology and writing his and businesses,” Benedict said. dissertation on programs such as Assistant County Manager Willie Facebook. Best said the idea originated when Now he is sharing that knowlthe North Carolina Association of edge with a diverse group of about County Commissioners pitched the 15 students, including undergraduidea to the county. ates, international students and He said he didn’t know if the older adults returning to college. topic would come up at the commisHis dissertation covers how peosioners’ work session next week. ple who are transitioning between stages of life use social networks Contact the City Editor to get personal support, expand at friendships and incorporate those connections into daily life. Professor Paul Jones, S t u t z m a n’s a d v i s e r, s a i d Stutzman’s work is important because he is one of the first to quantitatively measure the effects of social networking. Stutzman said the decision to venture into the field of social networking was simple. ties about the size of the plan “It was fun,” he said. “In grad and whether it will provide the school, I wanted to study social economic jolt the nation badly needs. The economy shrank 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, its worst three-month show. President Barack Obama, who is pushing the stimulus, is aiming to pick up more Republican support in the Senate following last week’s passage of the bill in the House, where no GOP member voted for the $819 billion package of spending and tax cuts. A final vote in the Senate is expected later this week.

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (MCT) — The Sri Lankan government appears to be on the verge of victory in a 25-year civil war. A multi-pronged offensive launched in early January led to a rapid collapse of the rebel Tamil Tigers’ control of what had been near-autonomous territory on this idyllic island state in the Indian Ocean. Now the rebels are on the run, and the government is demanding that they allow civilians under their control to flee, a possible indication that the Sri Lankan army intends to fight them to the finish.

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Bench woes leave burden on Tar Heels UNC struggles with reserve scoring By David ely Senior writer

It’s hard to find something about this edition of the No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels that isn’t the envy of the rest of college basketball. One of the nation’s top starting fives, the reigning national player of the year and an offense explosive enough to fluster the most veteran of scorekeepers. Any coach would kill to be the caretaker of that kind of talent. But there is one thing few would dream of trading with UNC coach Roy Williams: bench play. Upon examining past results — even the score sheets from all those 20-plus-point blowouts — there’s a troubling theme. UNC’s starters are among the most efficient in the nation, but once the reserves step in, production drastically drops. “We haven’t gotten the play off the bench the past couple of weeks

that I would like to have,” Williams said Friday during his weekly news conference. “But we’re going to keep putting them out there, and if they play well, they get put out there again.” The most problematic area this season has been the bench’s inability to score. In the past Williams had an explosive sixth man, and that player had the ability to carry the scoring burden on their own while starters rested. Now, UNC turns to defensiveminded Ed Davis first off the bench, leaving the team without a second unit that easily can extend leads. “We haven’t been getting the scoring coming off the bench that most of our teams have had,” Williams said Monday during his weekly teleconference. “Since we’ve been here, we’ve been bringing Marvin Williams off the bench, we’ve been bringing Danny Green off the bench, and

“We just haven’t been contributing as much as we’d like to. As far as scoring, I think a lot of us are a little timid.” Bobby Frasor, senior reserve guard they’ve been adding some great things to us offensively.” Through 21 games, reserves account for about 18.6 percent of the offense — the lowest number for a bench in the six years Williams has been at UNC. But that percentage takes into account the garbage-time points from players who never see meaningful minutes. When counting only Davis, Bobby Frasor, Larry Drew II and Will Graves, the percentage shrinks to about 16.6. Though Williams said he’s not concerned with how much the bench scores, history shows that national championship teams generally have a solid bench scorer. Nine of the past 12 title winners boasted a reserve with a higher

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average than Davis’ 7.0 points per game. “We just haven’t been contributing as much as we’d like to,” Frasor said after the N.C. State game. “As far as scoring, I think a lot of us are a little timid, even when (Graves is) coming in the game.” To make matters worse, this wasn’t supposed to be an issue. North Carolina started the year set as one of the deepest teams in the nation. But then Tyler Zeller broke his left wrist against Kentucky, and Marcus Ginyard still hasn’t come back from his surgically repaired foot. As Williams said, that’s a loss of two of UNC’s top six or seven players. “I laughed in the fall when everybody was talking about, was I worried about having too many players,” Williams said. “I said, ‘No, I just want to make sure I had enough.’ “I think my worry was more on mark as opposed to the ones worried about too many.” That doesn’t mean the Tar Heels are pressing a panic button. The starters have carried the scoring burden for 21 games, and UNC’s won 19 of them. Tonight, Maryland comes to Chapel Hill, and the Terrapins don’t look like a team capable of exploiting UNC’s bench woes, either. But at some point down the road, possibly in the NCAA Tournament, UNC might get in foul trouble, or it might not get enough from its starting five. Then the Tar Heels will turn to the bench for help, and it will be seen if the reserves can raise their level of play. “It definitely would help if our bench came in and scored some points,” Green said. “But it doesn’t make a difference to us. If we’re putting points on the board, we’re putting points on the board.” Contact the Sports Editor at

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Ed Davis has been the Tar Heels’ most productive bench player but, as a more defensively minded player, averages only seven points per game.

The Lowdown on tonight’s Game Maryland vs. No. 5 North Carolina

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HEAD-TO-HEAD Backcourt

UM’s backcourt begins and ends with point guard Greivis Vasquez, who leads the Terps in points, assists and rebounds. But Ty Lawson balances out that match-up, and Wayne Ellington gives UNC the edge. Edge: UNC


In his last game, Tyler Hansbrough refined his offensive game to the tune of 31 points. In UM, he faces the ACC’s worst rebounding team and a fairly small front line — all the makings for another big game. Edge: UNC


The Tar Heels won’t get the nod here very often, but the Maryland bench isn’t any better. Look for freshman Ed Davis to continue to hit the boards and give UNC a defensive boost. Edge: UNC


Everyone in Chapel Hill remembers what happened the last time UM came to town, so UNC won’t take this game lightly. A motivated Tar Heel squad should easily dispose the mediocre Terps. Edge: UNC

The Bottom Line — North Carolina 87 , Maryland 62 -Compiled by david ely



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Local zombie flick on sale today By Sarah Dugan Staff WRiter

Zombies have been on the loose in Chapel Hill for more than a year now. Recorded evidence of their rampage goes on sale today. A group of local residents recently finished filming a zombie horror film, titled “The Sick and the Dead,” along N.C. 54 and on Franklin Street. “We all love good and bad horror movies,” said junior Tenille Fox, a member of Magic Twanger Productions, which produced the film. Fox also helped write the script. Magic Twanger began producing short comedy skits and commercials six years ago. The group is a collection of longtime friends. Members of the group describe

“The Sick and the Dead” as a classic “B-movie,” with low-budget, independent production methods and an eye for dark humor. The cast of “The Sick and the Dead” was unpaid. “In B-movies, the cast is half friends,” script co-writer Brockton McKinney said. “The movies always have a lot of heart to them. I love that because I can tell they had a lot of fun making it.” The plot follows characters Flynn and Alex, played by Magic Twanger members Leeko McKinney and Nate Boreiko, as they defend themselves against zombies in the world after the Apocalypse. “Leeko and Nate have great c h e m i s t r y,” s a i d B r o c k t o n McKinney. “I put them in front of the camera and the audience is going to smile,” McKinney said. Davis librarian Amy Banks

Fader stars in the movie as Ellen, a victim in one of the zombie attacks. She admits the unusual nature of her involvement in the film. “People would probably be surprised,” said Fader. “I can say that I’m the only librarian here at UNC in horror flicks.” Fader and her husband, Bo, also composed and performed all of the music in the film. The film’s budget was between $7,000 and $10,000, McKinney said. About one-third of that was donated from Last Call Film Festival in Louisville, Ky., where Magic Twanger entered an earlier film, “Family.” The zombie antics inspired the festival’s organizers to fund new productions for the group, McKinney said. The rest of the funding came from the cast and crew. Magic Twanger has two movies

in the works, with an estimated release date in 2010. Both have similar horrific, B-movie themes. But the group is just happy to have a finished product today. Magic Twanger plans to premier “The Sick and the Dead” on Feb. 14 at The Reservoir bar on Franklin Street. And even though the film is only available for sale online now, the producers are optimistic. “I couldn’t be more proud having our movie be out there on DVD,” McKinney said. “It will be in a dollar bin 20 years from now, and some kid will pick it out and watch it. “We made the mark that I wanted to make. It’s uneven at parts, but it has heart.” Contact the Features Editor at

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The cast from “The Sick and the Dead” has been filming in Chapel Hill for more than a year. The B-movie horror film goes on sale today.

Kite sign makes appearance Sir Walter Raleigh’s life discussed Experts share research on explorer

By Sarah Rankin Staff writer

Another student body president campaign board has appeared at the bottom of the stairs near Student Stores, but it endorses someone who ran two years ago. This one is a brightly colored sign that advertises “Jon Kite for SBP.” How it came to be displayed again this year remains a mystery, with none of the likely suspects claiming responsibility. Kite was an unorthodox candidate for student body president when he ran in 2007. His campaign was based on the theme “making UNC more left-hand friendly.” K i t e’s p l a t f o r m a i m e d t o change the student culture at UNC. His supporters called themselves “Kiterunners”, inspired by the popular novel by Khaled Hosseini. While at UNC, Kite was a member of Chi Phi fraternity. Current members of Chi Phi, including chapter president Jonathon Townsend and vice president Alex Cathcart, said they knew nothing about the sign. Board of Elections Chairman Ryan Morgan also said he does not know where the sign came from. “I really have no idea who put it up,” Morgan said. “If they put up a lot more then obviously we’ll have

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Students pass a campaign sign for Jon Kite, a student body president candidate in 2007. It mysteriously appeared this year near South Road. to do something about it.” Kite himself had heard about the board’s mysterious appearance, but had no information on who might have put it back out. “I got an e-mail about it,” he said. “I thought it was kind of funny.” When he ran in 2007, Kite did not make the initial runoff, which pitted Nick Neptune against eventual winner Eve Carson. Kite endorsed Carson in the election. Kite said that after his campaign ended, he gave away his

boards to student groups that would paint over them and reuse them. He could not remember which particular groups received his signs. Many students had not noticed the appearance of this single sign among the dozens of others on campus. “I was oblivious of it until now,” said Kyrollos Tawfik, a junior. “It doesn’t really seem like a funny joke.” Contact the University Editor at

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Two UNC faculty members spent two days last month in the Tower of London, discussing the man who spent 13 years writing a history of the world in that same location. Robert Anthony, curator of the North Carolina Collection at Wilson Library, and English professor Christopher Armitage were among 24 experts from Europe and North America that gathered to discuss Sir Walter Raleigh’s life. Raleigh was a revered writer, one of his time’s greatest explorers and a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. The state capital is named after him although he never set foot on North American soil. Larry Tice, a professor at East Carolina University, conceived a discussion conference on Raleigh more than a year ago to explore new research and invited those he determined to be the world’s foremost Raleigh historians. The conference, sponsored by the Raleigh Research Circle, gathered in the Tower of London, where Raleigh was imprisoned from 1603 to 1616. Over the course of the two days,

the collection of scholars gave 20-minute talks, each exploring a different area of Raleigh’s life. They detailed his impact as a political and military adviser and his influence as a poet and writer. Anthony spoke about efforts to compile lists of books and articles on Raleigh and of the current plans of the N.C. Collection to preserve its Raleigh materials in online and digital formats. “ T he goal of the Raleigh Research Circle is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Raleigh in his time,” Anthony said, adding that the Circle encourages new works and digitizing rare Raleigh texts. Wilson Library houses more than 1,100 pieces written by or about Raleigh. It is the largest selection of articles and papers written about Raleigh in the world. Many of these documents are old and valuable, making the transition of the materials to a digital medium vital for their survival, Anthony said. Armitage has been known by Raleigh academics for years because of an annotated bibliography he

“The goal … is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Raleigh in his time.” ROBERT ANTHONY, CURATOR OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTION

compiled of writings by and about Raleigh, covering 1586 to 1986. Tice called Armitage’s bibliography “pretty much the Bible for doing research on Raleigh.” At the conference, Armitage delivered a report on the current state of a collection of essays on Raleigh that he is compiling and editing for a book set to be published in 2010. Anthony and Armitage both said the conference was a great way to learn about Raleigh from the different perspectives of their peers. “It is always stimulating to receive reports from experts in the field,” Armitage said. “The conference will bring a large amount of knowledge about Raleigh into an updated focus.” Contact the University Editor at

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The Daily Tar Heel QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“They have four years here. Some of us have 40 years here. I hope for and expect a lot of student input, but I think ultimately, this is a faculty concern.” andrew perrin, education policy committee chairman for faculty council, on grade inflation

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“Where is the proof? All they have is light blue paint. The NCSU police have stated that they do not know who is responsible.”

Fourth-year physics graduate student from Chapel Hill. E-mail: rspero@physics.Unc.Edu

N.C. needs to be firm on energy regulation


nergy is like money: the easiest kilowatt to produce is the one you never use. Or, as someone in the solar business once told me, “You’re an idiot if you try to do renewables without doing conservation.” Unfortunately, here in North Carolina that’s exactly what we’ve been doing. We’re environmental pretty bad at COLUMNIST energy conservation, but it’s the least expensive way to shrink our carbon footprint, so we need to change if we’re serious about going green. Let me give you a sense of the problem. Last fall, I went to a forum sponsored by the think tank Institute for Emerging Issues. There I heard Chris Fallon, the managing director for strategic planning at Duke Energy, say that his company’s first priority was to keep electricity costs low. Duke Energy isn’t a charity. Electricity is about as close as you can get to what they call a fixedcost business: namely, that the fixed costs (building power plants, maintaining the grid) are expensive relative to the variable costs (buying coal). So the more electricity we use, the more utilities we earn, because in a fixed-cost business, extra consumption is pure profit. Duke Energy wants electricity to be cheap so that customers will use more of it. More precisely, utilities want it to be cheaper than it is in other regions. That way, energy hogs will move to North Carolina. Indeed, that’s already happened. Our per capita electricity consumption is already among the highest in the country. The result is a catch-22 for North Carolina. If we encourage energy conservation, we might drive some of our biggest employers out of the state. The best solution would be a national energy conservation policy, so North Carolina wouldn’t be looking over its shoulder as it tries to tighten the coal-fired spigot. At least one such policy exists — California has implemented it — and it’s called “decoupling plus.” (Unfortunately, the way it works is tortuously opaque. In the end, conserving energy is more profitable for utilities than using it.) But if the political will for national power conservation doesn’t develop in Washington, we have to build it here. We need strict regulations for conservation on personal property. Just one example: South of the Mason-Dixon line, it’s crazy to use something as valuable as electricity to do something as simple as heat a home or bath water. Building codes should require solar water heat, sufficient windows with proper eaves for passive heating and high standards for insulation. But businesses are the biggest energy consumers, so we need to find ways to get them to conserve without driving them away. If a company needs a lot of power, that’s fine — we want them to stay here and employ North Carolinians. But companies should have to demonstrate that they are saving electricity where they can. Perhaps most importantly, companies and universities should justify their most electricity-expensive practices. For example, sometimes researchers have to leave equipment running all night. Often they don’t. And often the default is to leave it all on. UNC’s labs alone must waste hundreds of thousands of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of coal every year. Getting serious about conservation doesn’t mean voluntary guidelines, tax breaks or other incentives. We need regulation. We have fines for littering and illegal dumping. Guzzling electrons is no different, and we should start cracking down.

— on “a despicable defacement”


Enhance pre-grad advising Pre-med and pre-law students aren’t the only ones who need it


NC needs a designated adviser to assist students who want to pursue graduate degrees other than law or medicine. Pre-medical students can consult with advisers Anthony Hilger and Jean DeSaix to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test. Pre-law students can consult with Jennifer Browning, who serves students preparing for the Law School Admission Test. And students entering the workforce can consult with the many resources that University Career Services offers to secure a job after college. Indeed, almost every student can find a staff member whose job is to help them with their post-college plans — that is, every student except those planning to go to graduate schools besides law and medicine.

The only resource available to these pre-graduate students is a written guide from 2006 on the advising Web site. Unfortunately, the guide is inadequate and outdated. One of the contacts listed does not even work at UNC anymore. Pre-graduate students are often referred back to their academic department and told to consult with professors, said Alice Dawson, senior assistant dean for academic advising. Although professors can help students determine which graduate school suits their particular goals and can write letters of recommendation, professors shouldn’t be expected to provide the same level of support of an adviser. For instance, professors generally can’t help students to prepare comprehensively for the Graduate Record Examinations.

Professors probably took the test before attending graduate school, but they don’t normally have to stay up to date on the logistical details of the GRE. As an added hurdle for pregraduate students, few graduate schools post class statistics on their Web sites. Because this data isn’t available, it can be difficult for students considering graduate school to determine which schools are within range — a service that a pre-graduate adviser would be able to provide. Students preparing for graduate school should have the same access to an adviser to plan their post-college path as pre-law and pre-medical students. As advising continues to make changes in response to student demand, the needs of pre-graduate students should be taken into consideration.

Put safety in your pocket You probably don’t know about Rave Guardian, but you should


f you’re walking alone at night, there’s a service that will alert UNC police if you don’t arrive at your intended destination on time. The UNC Mobile Web site refers to this service, called Rave Guardian, as “a mobile blue light that you control.” Students should take advantage of existing programs to promote their safety. UNC Mobile brings the University’s safety services to every student’s pocket. Students use their phone to alert the program at the start of their trips that they will be walking and how long the journey ought to take.

If something goes wrong and the student is not able to deactivate the alert, Rave Guardian notifies campus police. This feature is an effective safety precaution for anyone walking back from a late-night class or a night on Franklin Street. It’s not a program that will bother you at any other time or allow Big Brother to look in on you when you haven’t set the timer. And the underused UNC Mobile program also allows quicker access to University services via cell phones. It provides other convenient

mobile capabilities, such as Blackboard alerts and a mobile Web page. Users can customize their mobile pages with applications, including UNC e-mail, NextBus, the UNC directory, and The Daily Tar Heel. But you don’t have to add all those programs just to be safe walking at night. And all a student needs to sign up is a cell phone number and an Onyen. Just go to login/unc. As technology that makes college life easier and safer, UNC Mobile belongs on every student’s cell phone. Just to be safe.

Bad reception for ban


Don’t put brakes on cell phone use while driving

egislators should not pass a bill that would prohibit the use of cell phones while driving. The bill would penalize cell phone usage while driving with a $100 fine, unless the device is hands-free or the driver is in an emergency situation. Proponents of the bill argue that drivers are especially distracted when their minds are focused on a phone conversation and their hands are holding cell phones. States including New York and New Jersey have similar laws as the one the N.C. General Assembly is considering. But North Carolina should not go down that road. The ban would lack proper enforcement and is inappropriate for

responsible, adult drivers. The ban would hardly eliminate driver diversions. There are plenty of ways a driver can be distracted besides cell phone use. Global Positioning System devices, for example, give drivers visual and auditory driving directions. They talk to drivers, and often prompt drivers to look at their interactive screens and press buttons. Much like a cell phone. Drivers adjust mirrors, apply makeup and even shave while controlling vehicles — yet none of these practices are banned. New drivers younger than 18 and school bus drivers are already prohibited from using cell phones while driving. But not all drivers are teen-

agers, nor are they all driving buses full of rowdy children. Drivers and their passengers take risks whenever they get behind the wheel. Unless the General Assembly plans to ban everything short of the 10-and-2 position, this law will not do much to prevent traffic accidents. Talking on a cell phone might not be the safest activity to engage in while driving, but it is often expedient or necessary. Moreover, it’s ubiquitous. As such, any law that bans cell phone use while driving will not serve drivers well, much less be enforced effectively. N.C. lawmakers should drop their calls for such a ban.

Students should keep fee at Feb. 10 referendum

Forget feasible, Alpine in Davis isn’t desirable option

TO THE EDITOR: The editorial on the renewable energy fee referendum (“Vote for the environment,” Feb. 2) brings to light an important aspect of the upcoming election. The spring election is not only a time for students to elect campus leaders, but also a time for students to voice their opinions on a variety of policies that will affect them. This year, one of those policies is the renewable energy student fee. This fee has been used since 2004 to promote renewable energy on campus through projects, such as biodiesel in P2P buses and solar thermal panels on Morrison Residence Hall. With all the construction on our campus, we have an opportunity to continue the University’s position as a leader in sustainability. In the past, the fee has been limited to funding only renewable energy technology projects, which often take several years to complete. This referendum expands the mandate to include energy efficiency, energy education and maintenance. The proposed changes to the fee would help. The Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee advocates for even more sustainable energy practices at the University and will have a more immediate and tangible impact on students. It is our hope that students will take ownership of these projects and realize how much they contribute to the University’s future. Please vote to renew the renewable energy fee on Feb. 10.

TO THE EDITOR: While intriguing, the discussion regarding the feasibility of an additional Alpine Bagel Cafe inside of Walter Royal Davis Library (“SBP candidate platforms appear to be unrealistic,” Jan. 28) has neglected the question of the desirability of another Alpine Bagel Cafe. A white elephant awkwardly looms over all this talk of “feasibility.” The current Alpine stand is not 50 paces from Davis. Student body president candidate Michael Betts II has suggested that such a stand would prevent theft. However, shaving a few seconds off the trip would hardly alter the risks involved when students leave belongings unattended. Students would still be required to sojourn down the elevator and a few steps beyond for a late-night snack. By the way, Davis’ Alpine Cafe would not offer a late-night snack option, per se. Davis closes promptly at midnight. Thus, a station in Davis would only shave a few seconds off of the trip to the Union and would not even offer additional hours for students to grab a bite to eat while studying. Speaking of studying, there are only a couple of quiet study locations on campus. Students often prefer Davis because it is a less distracting spot to get work done. We certainly don’t visit for the aesthetics. A concession station would only mean a noisy environment for the bottom two floors. I hope that our next administration will consider the plausibility and the desirability of its propositions.

Shannon Mentock Chairwoman, Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee

Stephen Estes Sophomore Journalism, Political Science

Don’t jump to conclusions on Kay Yow defacement

Guantánamo undermines, sullies American values

TO THE EDITOR: The defacement of the Kay Yow memorial painted on N.C. State’s Free Expression Tunnel was a deplorable and truly classless act. But almost equally deplorable is the rush to judgment amongst NCSU students and others in attributing the blame solely on UNC-Chapel Hill. One of the key freedoms guaranteed in this country is the presumption of innocence until actual guilt can be established and proven. It is clear that officials at NCSU have no idea who painted over the mural, but blame was almost automatically assigned to our students and fans, and our University has been maligned as a result of it. In reality, anyone could have painted the obscenities, even a disgruntled Wolfpack fan whose sole aim was to put UNC-Chapel Hill in the position that it is in now. I call on students from both universities to withhold judgment until the truth comes out. Until then, misguided fingerpointing and name-calling from both sides will only serve to further the agenda of whoever maligned the memorial. We owe coach Kay Yow better than that.

TO THE EDITOR: I don’t even know where to begin in responding to Alex Rhodes’ recent letter (“The closing of detention center is a horrible plan,” Jan. 28). First of all, “we as taxpayers” are paying for the unlawful detention and torture of these people in Cuba — I would personally much rather pay for their “‘proper’ judicial treatment” in the U.S. As for due process, it is one of the things that separates American ideology from that of terrorists, and denying it to anyone undermines what we as a nation stand for and gives credence to what the terrorists believe. America is better than the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay. This behavior is beneath us as a nation. If we don’t have enough evidence against the detainees to try them in American courts, real courts where the laws of this country actually mean something, then we are not doing our job. Yes, a few might ultimately slip through the cracks. But some of them might actually be innocent. It’s time for accountability in this country. I prefer justice for everyone, even our enemies, to sullying this country’s good name any more than we already have.

Bill Laurence Sophomore History

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UNC program aims New maps will show 12 to jump-start careers Chapel Hill trail routes By rashonda joplin staff Writer

Often students sit in their classrooms wondering how they will ever use what they are learning. A new program started by professors in the School of Education helps to solve that problem. The program, called CareerStart, focuses on math, language arts, science and social studies. Middle school students are shown examples of jobs in the work force and how they pertain to subject material. The program — launched four years ago by two UNC professors and a Forsyth County Schools official — has recently been shown to have tremendous success in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Donald Martin, superintendent of the school system, said he and Dennis Orthner, a professor at the School of Social Work, came up with the idea for CareerStart 10 years ago. “We thought it’d be great if we had career experiences that were

essentially integrated in middle school curriculum,” he said. To get started, the team contacted the U.S. Department of Justice to develop a strategy that would reduce the drop-out rate of students at risk of not finishing high school, Orthner said. Patrick Akos an associate professor in the School of Education, explained that middle school is the period when kids have the most distractions. “The program is unique because of timing,” he said. “A lot of dropout prevention programs happen too late.” Since the program’s implementation, there has been not only higher performance in academic achievement but also fewer behavioral and attendance problems in the middle schools. Lower-income children also progressed in their understanding of their four course subjects, especially math and reading. “It has specifically affected kids with reduced lunch,” Martin said.

“Kids who are in wealthier families probably have more exposure to careers.” The average rate of absences dropped from 8.5 to 6.3 percent, and students participating in CareerStart received a higher percentage of mastery test scores by the end of the school year. “We had hoped to see the students be more engaged because that routinely drops dramatically in middle school,” Orthner said. “We had hoped to see it affect students’ behavior resulting in fewer suspensions and few unexcused absences, and that has proven to be true.” Right now 15,000 students and 500 teachers participate in CareerStart. The program exists in seven school districts. “So far what we had hoped to see is bearing fruit. And in fact I would say the results are more significant than we would have hoped,” Orthner said.

Tell history, ecology of trails

By Rose Anna Laudicina Staff Writer

Kerry Brewer can soon swap the napkins and scrap paper covered with her favorite trails in Chapel Hill and Carrboro for officially printed and detailed maps. Twelve trails found throughout the area, including the Wilson Park and Chapel Hill Public Library trails, will make up a series of trifold guide maps developed by the Sustain Foundation. “There is no comprehensive guide to them so we thought people would be excited about it,” Liane Salgado, a Sustain Foundation board member said. Brewer, the executive director of the Sustain Foundation, came up with the idea for the maps after graduating from UNC in 2006. After working in a retail store, Contact the University Editor Fleet Feet in Carrboro, and often at answering questions from customers about good trails in the area, she realized how little people knew about the extensive set of trails. Caleb Rudow, a UNC senior, said he thinks the trail maps are a great idea because they will allow people to explore the wilderness nearby rather then taking a trip out of town to go hiking. “Lots of people don’t really understand that there are lots of beautiful pieces of wilderness inside the city,” Rudow said. “Understanding the wild places near you connects you to your community and helps you understand the local ecology.” In keeping with the philosophy of the foundation, all trails on the map must have interesting ecology and be completely natural — no pavement. “It is damaging to the ecology of the area to pave a trail surface,” Brewer said. The Sustain Foundation is a Carrboro-based nonprofit that DTH/Jessey Dearing looks at health and environmental irst years Joey Parker, Jeff Williams and Danny Gassaway (left to right), wait to issues locally and uses sustainable get tickets for “Talk Sex with Sue Johanson” Monday morning at the Memorial methods as solutions. “We are promoting wellness,” Hall box office. All three slept overnight to get make sure they would get tickets, Brewer said. “Running, walking but said it probably was not necessary because no one else came until 7 a.m. Monday. and biking are much more sustainable and much more enjoyable The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 10, and tickets are free to students.

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A woman takes her two dogs for a walk Sunday afternoon in Battle Park. Twelve trails in the area will be featured in the trail guide. mentally and psychologically.” The foundation took to the streets when compiling the list of trails to include, asking individuals if there were important trails they forgot and for feedback on the ones they had selected. “We included all the ones that exist, but probably in a couple years we will update it since there were some slightly outside of the range that we wanted to show,” Salgado said. It will cost $2.50 per map, which, in addition to showing the trails, also tells the history, ecology and the current use of each trail so that users will know the develop-

ment of the trail over time. “There is quite an influx of new people every year coming into town, and it is hard to locate all these resources,” said Brendan Moore, the facilities administrator for the Carrboro Parks and Recreation Department. “Having something that is a quick and easy resource guide is a great benefit, especially one that crosses over jurisdictions such as it does.” The trail maps will be available in April and will be sold in a variety of outdoor shops around town. Contact the City Editor at


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State & National

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Legislature returns to tight funds By Meghan Cooke Staff Writer

Faced with a severe deficit, the N.C. General Assembly opened its new session last week as the UNC system continues to hold its breath in anticipation of a struggle for funding. Between faltering economic conditions and the need to create jobs, the challenge of finding the means to fill the $2 billion budget shortfall will be a difficult task. Like other state-dependent institutions, the UNC system will not be immune to cuts, said Schorr Johnson, communications director for Senator and President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight, D-Dare. “But we want to work hard to make sure that the education system does not suffer,” he said.

As the new session progresses, Republicans and Democrats will begin the process of deciding which issues to prioritize this year. Bill Holmes, spokesman for N.C. House Speaker Joe Hackney, D-Orange, said preserving education will be a priority, but that it’s difficult to predict when the General Assembly will address financial concerns. “It’s all about the economy and the budget,” Holmes said. Economic downturns produce increased enrollments, which in turn increase the need for financial aid, stated Erin Schuettpelz, director of state government relations for the UNC system, in an e-mail. “Based on the fiscal numbers it seems likely that state government will see some deep cuts and that,

except for critical areas, very little new money will be appropriated,” she stated. Funding for financial aid and enrollment growth are at the top of a long list of priorities for the UNC system, said Hannah Gage, chair of the UNC-system Board of Governors. “Those are things we think we absolutely have to have to provide access,” she said. She said the board hopes that raising tuition slightly will encourage legislators to fulfill the board’s requests. “We’re like everybody else that depends on the legislature for funding,” Gage said. “We’re sensitive to the situation they’re in and the challenges they have to face.” Although Gage said it would be

unrealistic to expect funding for expanded programs or new capital projects, she is hopeful that the General Assembly will be responsive to the system’s requests. “They’ve been generous in the past,” she said. “But every request is going to be a struggle for the General Assembly this year.” Last fall, university system officials were asked to prepare for significant cuts to their budgets. “We’re cutting into the muscle of the university on every campus once we hit a 6 or 7 percent level,” Gage said. “We’re hoping that the legislature sees education as an investment, not a cost,” she said.

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lighting admires UNC’s efforts to improve lighting on campus, and sought to keep the issue in peoples’ minds. “We’d like to follow that up with downtown lighting,” she said. The lighting problem involves areas on both East and West Franklin Street, she said. Insufficient lighting has been a concern for both students and Chapel Hill residents for decades, said Pat Evans, chairwoman of Friends of the Downtown. “This has been asked for by students and student leaders every year for the past 20 years,” she said. Town Manager Roger Stancil heard residents’ complaints at a Friends meeting Thursday at which the petition circulated. Koenigshofer said the 75 petition signatures are as of Thursday, and she would like to formally present it to the Chapel Hill Town Council

within the coming months. Darkness poses safety hazards for families and students walking at night and also commercial threats to downtown businesses operating at night, she said. There were 24 incidents of vandalism and 13 of breaking and entering on West Franklin Street in 2008, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The town has been working with a consulting firm, Mikyoung Kim Design, for 18 months to revise its street design and lighting plans, originally created in 1993. A consultant determined that the current light poles are suitable for lighting both streets and sidewalks, said Emily Cameron, landscape architect with the Chapel Hill Public Works Department, in an e-mail. As a result, no additional expenses for the installation of new poles is anticipated, she said. Cameron did not give a cost of planning and design so far.

Pruning tree canopies would promote even light distribution, as would providing light underneath storefront awnings, she said. Cameron also said dialogue is ongoing between the town and Duke Energy concerning the use of higher wattage light bulbs. Other changes being considered include replacing current mercury vapor lamps with metal halide bulbs, whose whiter light makes it easier to distinguish detail, she said. Work by the team’s lighting consultant is nearing completion, she said in an e-mail. Nowell said she will probably continue to avoid walking alone at night, no matter how the path is brightened. “My comfort level would probably depend on the time of day and whether or not I was alone,” she said.



pick them for my camp so I could win the GBLTSA forum.” Edwards also won the forum for Young Democrats, of which Phillips and many other Edwards campaign workers are a big part. Only Young Democrats members were able to vote for the winner. Edwards said he did remind his staff to go to the forum, but only if they were active members. “If you paid your dues three years ago and haven’t been to a meeting since, don’t friggin’ go to the forum,” he said. Candidate Michael Betts also appears to have been aided by his connections in winning the College Republicans forum Monday. Tim Nichols and Bryan Weynand, who have helped run Betts’ campaign, are influential in the group. These tactics, however, are nothing new to student politics. James Allred, student body president during the 2006-07 school year, said the same things have gone on for years. “You go and make sure that everyone in your campaign signs up to be in the group the week before, and you try to get them to influence the vote,” he said. “Clearly, that’s not indicative of who actually did the best.”

“She’s decided to turn on that button in her brain now, and she’s decided now she wants to be a really good athlete.” Ivy was named the ACC’s women’s track performer of the week after finishing with a time of 8.16 in the 60 meter hurdles — second best alltime at UNC and good enough for an NCAA provisional mark. She was able to qualify for the NCAA tournament last season, but her junior year looks to be a potential record year for her. “For two years, Vanneisha has sort of struggled with finding her identity on the team,” Craddock said. “Now she’s coming around as a leader.” Sprints coach Antonio Pettigrew said he has seen Ivy’s confidence grow in her time at UNC. “Last year, she made NCAA regionals outdoors in the 100 meter hurdles,” Pettigrew said. “She believed, ‘OK I’m here.’ Now she’s seeing that she can compete with anyone across the country — that’s been the biggest thing for her.” With her early-season success this year, she has been able to focus on her long-term goals, such as the NCAA tournament. She no longer has to worry all season long whether her times will be good enough to punch a ticket for nationals at the end of the season. “I don’t have to wait until the end of the season to hit good times,” she said. “I’m hitting good times now,

so I can work on fine-tuning and working on my speed and not worrying about, ‘Oh, I need to qualify for nationals, I need to hit this time and that time.’ “I’m just going to try to improve on what I did and fine-tune some things.” That newfound confidence has Ivy setting high goals for herself. She hopes to break the school record in the 60 meter hurdles— only 0.01 faster than her provisional mark — and get an automatic qualifier for the NCAA tournament. “I don’t want to stop there,” she said. “But that’s what my focus is — at least to be an automatic qualifier for the NCAA.” She didn’t compete in the Texas Roadhouse Carolina Classic this weekend at UNC because she wanted to prepare for a larger event at the Armory Invitational in New York this weekend. “I want to get my speed together and fine-tune a little bit so I can be fresh for it.” Pettigrew said he hopes that she will be able to break that NCAA mark in New York amidst some of the nation’s best runners. “She has always been close,” he said. “She’s going to hit that mark. She’ll know she’s going to the NCAA, and she won’t have to wait for that Sunday prior. “Just like the 64 teams in basketball, she’ll automatically know that she’s going.”

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is that the budgetary crisis will be the biggest challenge to continuing to deliver the highest quality of education possible. The budget will put strain on classroom sizes and cut back the number of faculty members and advisers, at a time when the school is increasing enrollment. All of this could impact the quality of education. Current president J.J. Raynor has been working with John Ellison, a member of the Board of Trustees, to gather input on what academic priorities should be for future administrations. Through the “Carolina: Best Place to Teach, Learn and Discover” initiative, the two have been meeting with faculty, administrators and students since last summer in search of ways to improve the quality of education at UNC. This comes in light of increasing campus sizes both in the UNC system and in N.C. high schools. Their recommendations will be seriously considered in the revision of the Academic Plan, which will spell out the University’s focuses and how to achieve them. Next year’s president will be responsible for helping see through the plan’s implementation. The initiative’s proposals will begin to be implemented next year and will continue through 2018. “Next year’s student body president will have to play a big role,” Ellison said. “They’ve got a great

opportunity to help. It’s real important to be communicative.” Although the initiative’s findings won’t be revealed until March, Ellison said he’s found that students care about a wide range of issues. “The important thing is what the president chooses to spend their time doing,” Ellison said. “There are a whole lot of issues out there. Focus on a few.” When it comes to hearing students’ voices, much of the job falls to the academic affairs committee of student government, a group of students that helps the president achieve his or her academic agenda through numerous meetings. This year’s co-chairmen, David Bevevino and Paul Shorkey, are joined by about 15 other students at committee meetings. Their work allows the president to direct immediate attention to new issues, instead of working on platform points. Bevevino said the University’s academic issues are among the most important because they are connect-

ed with everything else students do. As part of their academic platforms, candidates are hoping to carry on goals already being worked on by the Raynor administration, such as peer advising programs and the expansion of pre-graduate advising. Templeton said each year usually has one major academic issue to face — recently, the achievement index, priority registration and tuition. “The student body president has been heavily involved in each one of those issues without exception,” he said. He added that while he could predict faculty reaction on academic issues, it would be up to the president to represent and stand up for student reaction. “I think we need to be realistic about what the role is for student body president,” Templeton said. “It’s not to run the University. It’s to contribute to the discussion.”

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North Carolina. The company tutors law enforcement officers and military troops there and at smaller sites in Illinois and San Diego. Tyrrell said such training and the company’s other contracts will keep it going, she said. The company also guards U.S. diplomats in Afghanistan, and it has a ship en route to Africa, where it hopes to get contracts protecting shipping from Somali pirates. The Iraqi Ministry of Interior, which is denying Blackwater’s license, is itself notorious, in part because its own security forces were infiltrated by kidnapping rings and death squads during the height of sectarian violence. Blackwater’s future in Iraq already was looking increasingly less secure with the election of President Barack Obama, who had criticized security contractors while on the campaign trail. Sen. John Kerr y, the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said last year that “the era of Blackwater must finally end.”

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in nearly 200 shootings in Iraq, according to a congressional report. In 2007, company contractors were accused of killing 17 innocent civilians in an incident in Baghdad. Five former Blackwater guards pleaded not guilty Jan. 6 in federal court to manslaughter and gun charges related to those deaths. Another has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges. Iraqi leaders called the shootings a massacre and branded the Blackwater guards criminals. The Iraqis’ decision to boot Blackwater has left the State Department scrambling to figure out how to ensure the safety of its staff in Iraq. Blackwater has guarded the diplomats for most of the war and has never lost one to violence there. At the same time, Blackwater gained a reputation for being arrogant and quick to shoot. In the U.S., Blackwater runs what’s believed to be the world’s largest privately owned firearms training facility. Its headquarters are in Moyock, in northeastern


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RALEIGH (MCT) — North C a r o l i n a - b a s e d B l a c kw a t e r Worldwide earned more than $1 billion in federal contracts under the Bush administration, much of it providing security to diplomats in Iraq. But if the Iraqi government expels Blackwater after accusations of using excessive force, the company will survive, a spokeswoman said. “It’s huge,” Anne Tyrrell said of the Iraq work. “I don’t want to downplay that … but it’s not the only thing we do.” Blackwater’s work in the United States training law enforcement officers and military personnel, along with other overseas contracts, will keep the company going, Tyrrell said. Blackwater has about 1,000 workers who guard U.S. State Department workers. But a State Department spokesman said Iraq’s Ministry of Interior told the U.S. Embassy on Jan. 23 that it won’t grant Blackwater a license. Iraqi officials have said that the reason is the company’s violence. Blackwater has been involved


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KAREN STEVENSON, first black woman to receive Rhodes Scholarship and first woman from UNC to receive the scholarship

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“I think the interaction among the diverse groups on campus isn’t what it should be, but we’ve come a long way … I feel like we could address the situation through education.”

“We all have many, many challenges to face and all of us as citizens have to take responsibility, roll up our sleeves and continue to open our hearts.”

“As a country, we’ve certainly evolved politically to where we’re able to realize certain potential. … We are a work in progress.”

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oping to capitalize on the excitement of the election of President Barack Obama, the Black Student Movement is planning a month’s worth of events on a scale that hasn’t been seen in years. BSM has organized events throughout February in celebration of Black History Month. Each week will have a different theme ranging from culture to politics. “I think overall it will be bigger this year because the BSM never really took a role in planning events for Black History Month,” said Tiffany Little, the month’s planning committee co-chairwoman. “With Barack Obama being president, we have more to talk about than just the Civil Rights Movement and slavery. So I think this year will be a lot more exciting because we can tie things from the past into the present.” Last February, the BSM held a demonstration march from Carroll Hall to the Pit in silent protest of the media’s lack of coverage for minorities outside of crime. “Basically, last year was a big incentive for me with just that one thing on the last day,” said Shaniqua McClendon, BSM president. “­I thought it was bad for the Black Student Movement to not do more during Black History Month.” So this year, McClendon formed a committee to organize events throughout February. Senior Rachel Moss, a co-chairwoman of this committee, said it began meeting last semester with a group of 10 to 12 students to plan events.

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“What we want to stress is this is for everyone, and we really want everyone to come out and take part,” Moss said. “You don’t have to be African-American to want to know more about our history.” She said that the month will encourage cultural awareness as well as promote learning and understanding about diversity. One activity Little said she’s looking forward to this month is a tea with black professors. “It’s the one I’m most excited about because I think a lot of students don’t even realize how many African-American professors we have here,” she said. Other universities are also holding events to celebrate Black History Month. One theme will undoubtedly be where race relations can go from here, now that the country has its first black president. “It was a really momentous occasion in history, but we’re going to ask where do we go from here, what’s the next step,” Moss said. Kornelius Bascombe, president of the Black Students Board at N.C. State University, said that the presidency has had an impact with race relations on campus, noting hate speech written on the Free Expression Tunnel earlier this year about Obama. “I think people now are kind of over the fact that Barack Obama is black and a Democrat,” Bascombe said. “People are just ready to see some kind of change.” Bascombe said that several more white students have taken an interest in the board since Obama’s election and inauguration. The board will host events featuring black artists and performers. The board is trying to coordinate

a meeting with other colleges in late February to have a discussion of topics that pertain to the black community, Bascombe said. At the University of Virginia, the Black Student Alliance will be holding several events. There will be the annual Black History Bowl, where students team up to answer black history questions for cash prizes. “Black Power at UVa.” will also be held where alumni from the time of the organization’s formation in 1969 will return to Charlottesville and share their experiences with current students. “We’re hoping students will relate to these experiences and think about how it was back then,” said Lauren McGlory, Black Student Alliance president. BSM leaders said they hope that activities during Black History Month will remain a tradition at UNC. “For the Black Student Movement, this should be time where we have more a significant presence on campus,” McClendon said. “I’d like the BSM to have a more a significant presence on campus in general, but I feel like this will be the best time to help make that happen.”

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“I remember in high school when the Brown (v. Board of Education) decision was rendered … I assumed that really marked the end of racial segregation. … That obviously was too naive on my part.” RALPH FRASIER, one of the first black undergraduate students to enroll at UNC

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The University allows the enrollment of black undergraduate students: LeRoy Frasier, John Lewis Brandon and Ralph Frasier.

Edwin Okoroma of Nigeria becomes the first black varsity athlete. He played on the soccer team.

Karen Parker transferred to UNC from the Woman’s College in Greensboro and became the first black woman undergraduate to enroll.

Scholarship athlete Charles Scott becomes the first black scholarship athlete at UNC, playing guard on the basketball team.

Faculty member Hortense McClinton joins the faculty as its first black member.


Time and location TBA

Time and location TBA

Literature, Art and Film Week Kickoff

Hip-Hop Symposium

Time and location TBA

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sonja Haynes Center

“I think when you just look at people as people rather than at their color, that’s the main thing. Their character rather than their color, that’s the main thing for the future and always has been.” HORTENSE MCCLINTON, UNC’s first black faculty member

Black Student Movement Preston Dobbins and Reggie Hawkins create the Black Student Movement.


Tenured faculty member Blyden Jackson is the first black professor to be offered tenure. His wife Roberta earns her tenure in 1970.


Student body president


Black fraternity and sorority

Richard Epps is elected as the first black student body president.

The University charters Omega Psi Phi, the University’s first black fraternity, and Delta Sigma Theta, its first black sorority.

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Wed., Feb. 18

Global Issues Week Kickoff

Varsity athlete

Harvey Beech becomes the first black student to earn a degree from the University of North Carolina. He gained admission after a lawsuit.


TIFFANY LITTLE, planning committee co-chairwoman

Mon., Feb. 16

7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., SASB North, Upendo Lounge


“With Barack Obama being president, we have more to talk about than just the Civil Rights Movement and slavery.”

Thurs., Feb. 12

Time and location TBA

Undergraduates enroll


Tues., Feb. 10

Times and locations are still being decided for some events. For more information, contact Rachel Moss at


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Charles Scott helped break dow barriers on and off the basketb n racial all court.

Black History Month Events

Law student graduates

Woman enrolls

BSM plans month-long celebration to honor history

Lindsay RuEbens



Morehead Scholarship and Rhodes Scholar Karen Stevenson becomes the first black woman to be granted a Morehead Scholarship. In 1975, she won a Rhodes Scholarship and became the first woman from the University and the first black woman to receive it.

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“While we’ve come a long way, we still have a long way to go … I think there is a lot of mixing; there are a lot of deep friendships coming across lines.”

J.J. RAYNOR, UNC student body president

The Daily Tar Heel for February 3, 2009  

Print edition for February 3

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