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tuesday, september 22, 2009
DKE put on social probation Found to have violated policies twice By Brian AustiN Senior Writer
city | page 3 RINGING ENDORSEMENT A Chapel Hill jeweler made many pieces Disney sensation Miley Cyrus wears in her new movie, “The Last Song.”
city | page 3 COCAINE DETAILS Search warrant information reveals more details in Chapel Hill’s cocaine investigation.
The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity received one year of social probation and a review that could endanger its charter as punishment for violations in late August and mid-September. The fraternity pled guilty to violating alcohol and safety policies at two parties this semester, one the night of former fraternity President Courtland Smith’s death. The Greek Judicial Board issued the stiff penalties partly in response to what it considered the fraternity’s “disrespect for the seriousness of the judicial process.” The chapter failed to comply with sanctions from a fire code violation last year and accrued
two more violations less than three weeks after Smith’s death while under investigation for the Aug. 22 party. The judicial board’s decision notes the fraternity’s “extensive” record with the board, including alcohol violations in August 2007 and September 2005. In addition to the punishments set out by the judicial board, Delta Kappa Epsilon also adopted several self-imposed sanctions. These include the donation of the chapter’s yearly social budget and 500 community service hours to complete the Courtland B e n j a m i n S m i t h Me m o r i a l Habitat for Humanity House. They will also sponsor a substance abuse awareness plan.
The judicial board noted the thoughtfulness with which the fraternity considered its self-imposed sanctions, saying its suggestions were appropriate to help the chapter learn from its mistakes and help the Greek community move forward. Under social probation, the fraternity will not be allowed to hold formal and informal social gatherings, mixers, cocktails, tailgates or alumni events. The ruling also shortens the organization’s new member pledge period. Fraternity members stressed that while probation isn’t something they’re excited about, they’re eager to take a leadership role on issues in the Greek community. “Our main priority and focus is on improving DKE life, the Courtland Smith memorial house, and the drug awareness program,”
said Patrick Fleming, co-president of the fraternity and Daily Tar Heel editorial board member. The ruling, issued Friday, says the Fraternity and Sorority Standards Review Board will do a review of the chapter. It has the authority to remove the organization’s UNC recognition. The standards board will bring together members of the fraternity’s alumni network, national organization, local chapter and University administration to evaluate the “health and well-being” of the chapter’s community service, pledging practices, violations and other aspects. But fraternity leaders said they are working hard to change the character of the organization and the Greek community in general. “We want to be the leaders of positive reform within the UNC
DTH ONLINE: Read the judicial board’s decision by viewing this story at dailytarheel.com. Greek system and help to foster a more constructive relationship with the University,” the fraternity said in a written statement. The judicial board began its investigation after administrators visited the fraternity house the morning after Smith’s death. Smith was seen at the party about four hours before he was killed by a police officer near Greensboro early Aug. 23. Administrators said there was evidence of a party involving alcohol the night before and instructed the judicial board to investigate the matter.
Campus drug use: Greeks look to Rare or not?
79.9% have used ALCOHOL
daily 10-29 days
By Dean Drescher And Lyle Kendrick Staff Writers
sports | page 5 GEORGIA ON MY MIND Quarterback T.J. Yates and safety Da’Norris Searcy, both Georgia natives, are looking forward to Saturday’s game.
Substance use at UNC-CH A survey of 572 UNC-CH students in fall 2008 by the American College Health Association revealed that only 5.3 percent of the student population have used cocaine, while almost 80 percent have used alcohol.
have used MARIJUANA daily 10-29 days
city | page 3 ENGAGING NIGHT Two Chapel Hill residents who met after struggling with drug and alcohol addictions are now set to marry.
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The arrest of five current or former students has heightened awareness of cocaine use at UNC, but statistics show that illegal drug abuse is not widespread among students. Still, members of the campus community say survey results might not tell the whole story, and many have conflicting opinions about the pervasiveness of cocaine and other illegal drugs. A survey released in June by the American College Health Association found that 5.3 percent of UNC students admitted using cocaine. That number is almost a quarter of those who admitted to using marijuana. The survey asked 572 UNC students how frequently they used a variety of both legal and illegal substances. While the statistics paint a picture of limited drug use on campus, community members say the amount of drug use is always changing. Dorothy Bernholz, director of UNC Student Legal Services and a staff attorney, described cocaine usage at UNC as “cyclical,” with times when cocaine is more prevalent at the University than others. “I graduated in 1963. I’m not aware of drugs ever leav-
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Effects of cocaine on the body When cocaine is used, it produces a euphoric effect. Shortly after cocaine is ingested, the user may experience the following symptoms: Constricted blood vessels Dilated pupils Increased body temperature Increased heart rate Higher blood pressure The euphoric period can last up to 30 minutes and the user will experience hyperstimulation, reduced fatigue and mental alertness. However, some users also experience restlessness, irritability, and anxiety. Users who abuse cocaine regularly often experience paranoid psychosis, which produces auditory hallucinations and a disconnection with reality.
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this day in history SEPT. 22, 1990 … The UNC women’s soccer team loses to Connecticut 3-2 in overtime. The loss ended the team’s NCAA record 103game undefeated streak.
Today’s weather Scatterd T-storms H 83, L 68
Wednesday’s weather Scattered T-storms H 87, L 68
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The health effects of long-term cocaine usage include: Irregular heart beat Heart attack Chest pain Respiratory failure Stroke Seizures and headaches Abdominal pain and nausea
have used COCAINE SOURCE: AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION
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bridge the gap Want to ﬁx ties with University By eliza kern
Assistant university editor
A growing negative perception of fraternity life has prompted Greek leaders to push for reforms to improve their relationship with the University and highlight the benefits of their system. It is these leaders’ hopes that their efforts will allow the positive aspects of the system to become the focus of public attention. Administrators have indicated that they have reached the end of their tolerance and that chapters will need to change their ways if they want to survive. Greek leaders have responded with a willingness to meet the University halfway. Delta Kappa Epsilon co-president Patrick Fleming, also a member of The Daily Tar Heel’s editorial board, released a statement Monday indicating his fraternity’s desire to be leaders of reform within the system. “We realize that a serious disconnect has developed between the Greek community and the University in recent years,” he wrote. “The brothers of DKE want to be leaders in helping to bridge that divide and foster a more positive and constructive relationship with the University.”
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3 agree to advise Fixed-term faculty role is hazy YWC, saving group By Nick Andersen Senior WRiter
Thorp asks faculty to step in, help By Andrew HarrelL Assistant University Editor
Student group Youth for Western Civilization has been bolstered by three new faculty advisers only days after its previous adviser stepped down at Chancellor Holden Thorp’s request. The three new advisers — two who took the job after being asked by Thorp — cement YWC’s place at UNC after months of questioning whether it could find a sponsor. Friday’s resignation of previous adviser and retired psychology professor Elliot Cramer left the group with 30 days to find a new one before losing its official group status. Former sponsor Chris Clemens, an astronomy professor, and Jon Curtis, director of student groups and organizations, will replace him after being asked by Thorp. Physics professor Hugon Karwowski volunteered as the third faculty adviser. Karwowski was moved to action — and Clemens
said outrage — after Cramer resigned at Thorp’s request. Cramer responded to brochures Friday protesting YWC that included his home address by joking in an e-mail to Thorp and two students that he had a gun and knows how to use it. Thorp called Cramer’s gun comments “highly inappropriate” and asked him to step down. The three new advisers will provide counsel to a group of about 10 current student members. Despite its small size, the organization gained national attention and created a local shouting match about free speech in April when students protested two anti-illegal immigration speakers on campus. Once he learned of Cramer’s resignation, chapter president Nikhil Patel approached Clemens with the prospect of rejoining. Clemens suggested a group of faculty to Thorp as the answer to YWC’s turnover problems. Clemens
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Each fall for the past 13 years, David Adamson has wondered if he’s going to get his job at UNC back. As a part-time professor in the department of dramatic art, he has to consistently renew his one-year contract, a task that makes it difficult for him to make long-term career plans. Adamson is part of a growing number of fixed-term faculty employed at UNC and universities across the country, hired to bring in professional expertise and keep academic costs down. “People in my position are a bargain for the University,” he said.
As the number of fixed-term faculty members has grown, so has the need to clarify these sometimes hazy positions. Administrators have said they are going to place a high value on reforming the way they deal with these roles throughout discussions this year. Fixed-term faculty members, or non-tenure track faculty, are employees whose appointment is dependent on contractual terms for limited periods of time. These contracts can be and usually are reinstated. Of the roughly 3,000 faculty members at the University, more than 1,190 are defined as fixedterm.
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UNC-CH faculty: fixed term versus tenure track The average salaries for the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty vary based on school and the faculty level.
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Due to a reporting error, Friday’s front-page story, “Police expose more cocaine,” misstated how much cocaine police said was found at 211 Church St. Police reported 76.8 grams of cocaine were found there. Due to an editing error, Monday’s front-page brief “Pirates sunk” misstated the number of yards freshman Erik Highsmith gained in Saturday’s football game. He earned 113 yards. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.
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DaiLY DOSe Bikini saves boyfriend
From staff and wire reports
Michigan college student had his life saved after he tumbled down a waterfall, bashed his head on rocks and landed facedown in a small pool of water. His girlfriend, a senior nursing student, saved his life by giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, removing her bikini and bandaging his head, then carrying his 160-pound body down a hill that took 45 minutes to climb. He fell in love hard. NOTED. Forty workers at a pizza-making factory in Ireland went on strike because three co-workers were fired for allegedly viewing pornography. The pizza company said that three of its workers lost their jobs when they viewed “adult material.” Workers claimed they had only received an unwanted e-mail.
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QUOTED. “The funny part was I didn’t have any clothes on. I was standing out there with a .38 in my hand, and I was stark naked.” — Robert Thompson, a 91-year-old World War II veteran from Florida. While naked, he held a burglar at gunpoint until police arrived on the scene. Thompson also fired a warning shot.
n A man found excrement on
his porch at 6 p.m. Thursday at 424 Hickory Dr., according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone stole an iPod Nano
and a Sony Cybershot camera from 706 Sykes St. sometime between 2:30 a.m. and noon at a party Saturday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The iPod was worth $150 and the camera was worth $200, reports state. n Someone threw eggs at seven cars and a house at 3:03 a.m. Sunday at 307 Parkside Circle, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n Someone used a brick to gain entry into an abandoned building between 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday at 1821 N. Fordham Blvd., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person caused $500 in structural damage, reports state. n Someone stole $100 in cash from a wallet in a restaurant at Eastgate Shopping Center some-
time between 6 p.m. Sept. 13 and 2 p.m. Sept. 14, according to Chapel Hill police reports. n A 36-year-old man was arrested for peeping into a room occupied by another person at Abbey Court Condominiums after police found him with his zipper down, according to Carrboro police reports. n Somebody reported that her neighbor’s house was broken into and a large screen TV was stolen between 6:15 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Saturday at 115 Carol St., according to Carrboro police reports. The person who reported the incident had been taking care of her neighbor’s cats while they were in Scotland, reports state. n Somebody reported that a dog broke its collar and ran after him at about 1:28 p.m. Friday at 103 Prince St., according to Carrboro police reports. When police arrived, they saw that the chain on the animal had broken, reports state.
Siren Test Today The University will test the sirens and text messages Tuesday, September 22 between noon and 1 PM.
SIRENS SOUND ONLY IN A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY • An armed and dangerous person is on or near campus. • A major chemical spill or hazard has been reported. • A tornado has been sighted.
WHAT TO DO • Go inside immediately. • Close windows and doors. • Stay until further notice.
In an emergency, sirens will also broadcast short voice messages. When the threat is over, the sirens will sound again with a different tone to announce: “All clear. Resume normal activities.” If the sirens sound, you’ll also receive an emergency text message if you signed up. These are just two ways UNC communicates in an emergency. See alertcarolina.unc.edu for details.
alertcarolina.unc.edu your source for safety announcements and updates
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System has evolved with test results
Attorney General’s staff is looking for new members Applications are now being accepted for Student Attorney General Scott Gallisdorfer’s staff. Members of the staff are responsible for investigating potential violations of the Honor Code, representing and prosecuting accused students in Honor Court and ensuring they have a fair hearing. The Student Attorney General is the head of student government’s judicial branch. UNC is one of the few universities in the nation with a completely student-run Honor System. Applications, due Sept. 28, are now available at honor.unc.edu.
The University will test its emergency sirens today between noon and 1 p.m. as part of the safety awareness campaign Alert Carolina. The campaign, which strives to be the go-to information source for the UNC community in times of crisis, has evolved since its conception in March 2008. In response to test results and actual emergencies on campus, the system has expanded how it reaches people and when it is used. Today’s siren test will be an indicator of Alert Carolina’s efforts to
maintain visibility at UNC and guage campus response. “The face of the campus community is always changing,” said Randy Young, spokesman for UNC’s Department of Public Safety. “We test every semester to make sure the community understands what Alert Carolina is and how to work with it.” Patty Courtright, director of internal communications in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, said Alert Carolina managers also use the tests to improve the system. “Every time we test, we learn a little bit more about it,” she said.
“We’re always trying to get better.”
Initial launch Alert Carolina first launched as a way to improve campus safety less than a year after the shooting at Virginia Tech. The system consisted of four sirens spread across campus. Young said initial program tests revealed some serious coverage issues, with some areas of campus reporting that the sirens weren’t audible. Since those first tests, the campaign has added a new siren on North Campus to fill those holes. The program also upgraded siren tones to make them distin-
System test today: The five emergency sirens will be tested between noon and 1 p.m. The sirens should be heard outdoors on and around campus, including downtown Chapel Hill. The sirens are not meant to be heard indoors. No action is needed today. In a true emergency, people should go inside. Test text messages will also be sent to roughly 33,000 registered cell phone numbers. Hear what the alert siren and all-clear siren will sound like at alertcarolina.unc.edu.
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Search warrant describes process DTH ONLINE: View the search warrant by visiting the story at dailytarheel.com ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Author Doug Tallamy will be delivering the 10th Annual Jenny Fitch Memorial Lecture at the N.C. Botanical Garden’s new education center. Tallamy is professor and chairman of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark. His talk, “Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens,” will be followed by a reception and book signing. Tallamy’s lecture will focus on native plants involved in the restoration of the state’s landscapes. These native plants are able to create the co-evolved relationships required by many animals, providing food. His research focuses on similar interactions between insects, plants and animals. The free lecture will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 11.
Town Council waits to put new school in Northside
detail cocaine incident
by anika anand
Botanical Garden lecture to focus on plant relationships
Alert Carolina has changed Police
Due to an editing error, Friday’s pg. 2 community calendar misstated the date of the benefit concert for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The event was Sunday, not Saturday. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error. By Katie Oliver
tuesday, september 22, 2009
Brian Foard, a former speed, cocaine and alcohol addict, proposes to fellow Freedom House Recovery Center participant Donna Edmonds at the “Celebrate Recovery” party Thursday. Foard is also working with social services to adopt Edmond’s 2-year-old son.
A confidential informant told police about cocaine sales at Chancellor Square and led them to arrest five current or former UNC students last week, according to a search warrant. Police also purchased cocaine from former student Jonathan Ray Plymale, 22, at the apartment of junior Eliza McQuail Vaughan, 21, one week before police said the two were found with almost 200 grams of cocaine, the warrant states. The two were arrested for drug trafficking and maintaining a dwelling to keep drugs, according Jonathan Ray to Chapel Hill Plymale, 22, police reports. was identified T h e w a r - by a police rant, written by informant. Chapel Hill Police Department Vice and Narcotics Investigator Paul Bell and issued by Chief District Court Judge Joe Buckner, reveals details about the events leading up to the arrest. The warrant states that during the week of Sept. 6, somebody told Chapel Hill narcotics investigators that two people were selling cocaine out of 211 Church Street, apartment C-4. Eliza McQuail T h e s o u r c e Vaughan rents identified the the raided sellers as a white apartment, man in his early police said. 20s who goes by the nickname “J-Ply” and a white woman in her early 20s named Eliza Vaughan, according to the warrant. After investigating the nickname “J-Ply” further, investigators showed Plymale’s photograph to the informant, who identified him. Later the next week, the informant identified Vaughan from a photograph, the warrant states. In the same week, investigators sent the informant to purchase cocaine from the apartment, the warrant states. The purchase was controlled — meaning the informant was searched before entering apartment C-4 and then given money to purchase drugs. Police observed the person entering and exiting the apartment, the warrant states. The informant came back with cocaine, which the informant said was purchased from “J-Ply.” Vaughan was present and witnessed
A project that could bring an elementary school to the Northside community is still trying to gain was angry at God, she said. approval. “I said to God, ‘I’m not ready,’” she said. T he proposed three-stor y “God said back to me, ‘When I say you’re Northside Elementary School addicted to crack, alcohol and speed. He ready, you’re ready.’” By Elizabeth JEnsen would cover 100,000 square feet Staff WRiter spent time in the state penitentiary twice, was After a year of treatment at the UNC and serve 585 students in the hisAfter a slow dance with his girlfriend, shot four times and stabbed twice. Horizons Program, Edmonds was homeless torically black neighborhood. Brian Foard, a former speed, cocaine and Foard said after his friends kicked him with her son and struggled to find housing Disagreeing with one of the layalcohol addict, grabbed the microphone out of the house they shared, he walked due to possession charges. out details presented at Monday’s from the band. eight miles in the rain to Person Memorial “(The Orange-Person-Chatham Area public hearing, the Chapel Hill “Ever since I laid eyes on you, I knew you Hospital emergency department, where he Program) is the only program that said, ‘We Town Council pushed its decision were the one,” he said, dropping to his knee. was cleared to go through a seven-day detox don’t care. You deserve a second chance.’” to grant planners a special-use per“Will you please marry me?” at Freedom House. She also tried to go back to school, but life mit to Oct. 28. Donna Edmonds, 34, a former cocaine Foard then moved to an Oxford House, stresses settled in. Edmonds said she forgot Mayor Pro Tem Jim Ward disapand heroin addict, didn’t hesitate giving her one of 130 drug-free group homes in North about recovery and relapsed. proved of the amount of space proanswer. Carolina, where he first met Edmonds. She lost custody of her son and went to vided for cars in the drop-off area “Hell, yes!” She came to the Oxford House to pick up a jail, she said. When she got out, she moved by Caldwell Street. Foard and Edmonds were among a group friend and saw Foard on the porch smoking. into Freedom House’s halfway house and He said the large space — almost of about 70 people who gathered to celebrate “I asked my girlfriend, ‘Who is that?’” has been staying there since Aug. 4. 900 feet of driving area — would overcoming drug and alcohol addictions Edmonds said. “I thought, ‘That’s my hus“Nobody can ever tell me he does not lead to excessive carbon emissions at the Freedom House Recovery Center in band standing there.’” belong to me,” she said. “I used to wonder if when parents line up their cars Chapel Hill on Thursday. Edmonds herself has been clean from I’m good enough to be a mom. Now I know every morning and afternoon. The center is a halfway house with crisis heroin for three years and is recovering from I am.” “What’s the air quality with 900 and outpatient services for those struggling a cocaine relapse. She said the picture she Her son Billy will be two in October, feet of stacking distance?” Ward with mental illness and addiction. had of her life as a drug addict was much she said. Foard said he is working with the said. “We can’t live like we could “We need to celebrate those folks among different from what it is now. Department of Social Services to adopt him. 20 years ago.” us who are on the journey and succeeding,” “I literally though I was predestined to be “He is such a role model and father figure Chapel Hill-Carrboro City said Judy Truitt, director of the Orange- a person to die from an overdose,” she said. for my son,” Edmonds said. Schools Superintendent Neil Person-Chatham Area Program, which coOne night she prayed to God that she Pedersen said with six or seven hosted the event. wanted to be a mother. But when she found Contact the City Editor buses planned to serve the school, About six months ago, Foard, 29, was out soon after that she was pregnant, she at email@example.com. up to 80 percent of Northside stuSee cocaine, Page 11 dents could ride the bus. Plans to bring a school to the site between Church Street and Edwards Street have been in the works for more than a year. The eight-acre site is the former location of the Orange County Training School, the first local public school for black students. Visit www.dailytarheel.com for by anna eusebio with $16,000 in jewelry for the the full story. Staff WRiter Disney star’s latest movie, he was Jeweler William Travis Kukovich promptly removed by the producer, Candidates for school board n e v e r w a t c h e d t h e D i s n e y who didn’t know he had permission Channel. to be there. address achievement gap But now one of the channel’s “Miley went to the producer and William Travis Kukovich, The achievement gap continues most popular teen sensations — personally called and brought me Chapel Hill jeweler who provided pieces for Miley Cyrus’ latest movie to be the focus of the Chapel Hill- Miley Cyrus — is a client. back on set,” he said. Carrboro school board candidates Kukovich, who is the owner of The same day Kukovich was thing,” Kukovich said. as Nov. 3 elections approach. William Travis Jewelry, has owned removed from the set, Cyrus chose Imershein encouraged Kukovich The Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch his University Square store for five about 20 of his designs to wear for to find similarities between himself of the National Association for the years. Three years ago, he opened a private photo shoot, he said. and Cyrus to help bridge the age Advancement of Colored People held a second location in a Costa Rican Kukovich described Cyrus’s style difference. Imershein, who has an open forum Monday, which host- resort, FlorBlanca. in the movie as “emo-edgy,” the purchased jewelry from Kukovich, ed all six of the candidates running Celebrities visiting the resort theme he kept in mind when he described his work as “stunning.” for the three seats on the board. noticed his designs, and Kukovich designed the jewelry, which most“I think this (experience) gave Chapel Hill-Carrboro City was asked to make jewelry for ly uses larger, darker earthy stones him an idea of whether he wants Schools is a high-achieving dis- “Main Street,” an upcoming movie with gold backing. to delve into that world or not,” she trict in the state, but candidates starring Orlando Bloom and Colin John Sanders, the propmas- said. “It’s a unique business. You said they were concerned that the Firth, partially filmed in Durham. ter for “The Last Song,” said he have to know who to call and what education system leads minorities Many members of the “Main recalled helping pick out jewelry to say, and I was happy to help.” to underperform. Street” team then went to work for the shoot with Kukovich and Kukovich noted that both he and K e v i n H i c k s , t h e b r a n c h on Cyrus’ newest movie, “The Last Tish Cyrus, Miley’s mother. Cyrus started their careers around NAACP education committee Song.” Despite Kukovich’s rocky start, age 12 or 13. He started pursuing chairman, said that solving the Originally, Cyrus was not meant he looked to Deirdre Imershein jewelry professionally at age 16, achievement gap was a main goal to wear jewelry in the film, but after Haj of Ruffian Media as his men- coming from a family with a metfor his committee. she said she wanted to, crew mem- tor in on-set manners. alsmithing history of 250 years. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch bers suggested Kukovich’s jewelry Their UNC connection is Now that he has the Cyrus gig of Partners for the Advancement of and directed Cyrus to his store Web Imershein’s husband, Joseph Haj, the under his belt, he said he hopes to Gifted Education will also sponsor site, Kukovich said. producing artistic director of UNC’s continue pursuing movie jewelry a forum for the candidate Sept. 29 Soon after, crew members called PlayMakers Repertory Company. contracts, dth/Ryan Jones at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Kukovich to the Georgia movie set, “Without her, I never would Award-winning jeweler William Travis Kukovich looks at his creations, he said. have made it there on set. She told Contact the City Editor —From staff and wire reports. But when he arrived on the set me what to do, how to act, everyat firstname.lastname@example.org. which can be seen in Miley Cyrus’ film “The Last Song,” set for next year.
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Senate prepares Obama pressured for health care bill to increase troops WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — The sweeping health care bill coming before the Senate Finance Committee today has come under fire from both the left and the right, making it likely to be significantly redrawn by the time the panel votes on the measure later this week. Finance C hairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., will respond to some of those criticisms at the outset of committee debate with a proposal to add some $28 billion to the $774 billion bill — mostly to ensure affordable coverage for families of modest means.
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Most of these fixed-term faculty are part of the School of Medicine in high-paying and highly skilled positions that provide easy opportunities for transition to employment outside the University. But the same guarantees don’t necessarily extend to faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. “We would like fixed-term faculty members to treat their positions here as a long-term, rewarding career path,” said Ron Strauss, executive associate provost. Those rising numbers are common in research universities across
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — President Obama came under increased pressure Monday to define his strategy for Afghanistan following publication of a confidential report from the U.S. battlefield commander there insisting that Obama commit more troops or the U.S. mission will fail. How Obama handles the political crosscurrents of this decision on whether to deepen or lessen America’s involvement in an 8-year-old war could be among the most fateful for his presidency — and among the most telling about how he governs. the country, according to the 2009 book, “Off-Track Profs: Nontenured Teachers in Higher Education,” by John Cross and Edie Goldenberg. “Fixed-term faculty are growing as a percentage of total faculty faster than those on the tenure track,” said Goldenberg, a tenured professor in the political science department at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. One major reason for bringing non-tenured faculty members is to save money. Often these faculty members do not work enough hours to receive benefits and can have their positions cut when contracts expire. But the increased presence of
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107 Fraternity Court following the arrest, reports state. The building, not an official fraternity, houses Sigma Alpha Epsilon members and is located next to fraternity houses. Two other people, Julianne Kornegay Howard, 19, of Greensboro and Hugh Graham Jones, 22, of Chapel Hill, were charged with felony possession of less than two grams of cocaine, reports state. Howard listed her address on the reports as the Chi Omega sorority house. Paige Wilcox, a senior from Charlotte and former member of the Chi Omega sorority, said she never witnessed cocaine use among the members of her sorority. “Honestly, I never saw anyone do coke the whole time I was in Chi O,” Wilcox said. “I never came across it.” Some students have different perceptions. “I wouldn’t straightup associate it with the Greeks,” said Camile Jones, a sophomore from Marietta, Ga. But she added that she had heard students had eral administrators said. Often there is inconsistency between departments — sometimes titles used across the board don’t always come with the same responsibilities and roles. “We assembled an absolutely bewildering list of titles during our research,” Goldenberg said. In some graduate schools, such as the School of Medicine, roles are clearly defined for each title. But the same level of consistency doesn’t apply to all departments. Faculty Chairwoman McKay Coble, once a fixed-term faculty member, has made clarifying their roles and reforming the promotion process a major focus. “There’s been a national trend towards clarity in regards to fixedterm faculty,” Coble said. “The question now is, how can we reward these extraordinary and essential people in every department?” For Adamson, there’s no question of his role in the department. This fall, he serves as the director of undergraduate studies in the department of dramatic art. But he would appreciate more clarity and consistency in his position — and a little more job security. “I would like more work, more hours,” he said. “But as an actor, I’m used to going from job to job. “That’s the deal we signed at the beginning when we decided to act.”
The Daily Tar Heel used cocaine at Greek parties. Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp said the issue is not confined to the Greek community and is fairly widespread. “I think it is an issue across the student body,” Crisp said. “I think certain areas get more attention from the media.” While numbers show that use might not be widespread, authorities said students do use drugs. “I would say that drug possession cases in general, without get-
ting into the specifics about the kind of drug, are not uncommon to see in the Honor System,” said Scott Gallisdorfer, the undergraduate student attorney general. According to the UNC Honor System’s Web site, possession of schedule I or II narcotics, including cocaine, results in a minimum punishment of a semester-long suspension. The sale of these drugs results in immediate expulsion.
“We are now in a climate where there is an absolute expectation that aspects of Greek life must and need to change,” he said. “Right now, there is more attention and less tolerance from the community in general.” Fraternity members said they have been frustrated by the negative press surrounding the system. “It’s unfortunate that so many eyes are on us because of the negative,” Blonkvist said. “This is an opportunity for us to show the positive, that we are working.” But he said he does not want the system’s relationship with the University to be characterized as one that is just now being formed. IFC President Charlie Winn also said the relationship is sound. “It’s been a tough first semester, but it’s a system that’s been working, and we want it to continue working,” he said. Jenny Levering, assistant dean of students for fraternity and sorority life, said her office has not altered its relationship with the chapters.
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Brent Blonkvist, vice president for internal affairs for the Interfraternity Council, said the Greek system is changing. “I think you can see that we want more of a real relationship,” he said. “We have a desire to start taking responsibility for our actions.” In recent years, the system has received negative attention for incidents of hazing, underage drinking, drug and alcohol abuse and safety violations. Incidents this semester have further exacerbated existing tensions. Winston Crisp, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, said that misconduct by a small part of the Greek system overshadows the positive aspects of the organization. “There are 28,000 students on campus, and the vast majority are not endangering themselves or others,” he said. “And it’s the same with the Greek community. It’s a small minority who aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be.” Crisp also said the public’s tolerance of misconduct is decreasing.
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stepped down from the position in June, citing not enough time to deal with the scrutiny focused on the national organization. “I’m only willing to do it because there are other people who can take some of the load,” Clemens said. He and Curtis both said they weren’t nervous about the local attention YWC had garnered. “I think those brochures and the more outrageous protests do not reflect the value of Carolina students in general,” Clemens said. Protesters and their supporters have called for the abolishment of the YWC, calling it a racist and Contact the University Editor white supremacist group. at email@example.com. “It doesn’ t matter what a
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Yates and Searcy head home for game Georgia natives excited for Yellow Jackets By Powell Latimer SPorts Editor
For many members of the No. 22 North Carolina football team, Saturday’s win against East Carolina was a rivalry game. But for quarterback T.J. Yates and safety Da’Norris Searcy, the rivalry game isn’t until this weekend. When the Tar Heels take the field at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, it will be a homecoming for Georgia natives like Yates and Searcy. “For me, I’m from Georgia, so to beat the hometown team would be great for me,” Searcy said. “Half of those guys I grew up with, playing Little League. We didn’t go to the same high school, but we’d see each other’s highlights on Fox channels down there. We used to call each other every night saying, ‘Do your job.’” Georgia Tech’s running back and 2008 ACC Player of the Year Jonathan Dwyer spent his high school years at Carlton J. Kell High School in Marietta, Ga., where he was often pitted against Pope High School and their quarterback, Yates. But when asked if he was recruited by the Yellow Jackets,
Yates responded with a quiet “no” and a cryptic smile. If Yates feels any chagrin toward Georgia Tech, it can only be further chafed by the fact that North Carolina hasn’t won at Bobby Dodd Stadium since 1997. It didn’t help matters that just two years ago in Atlanta, Georgia Tech capped a late-game comeback with a field goal with 15 seconds remaining to beat UNC, 27-25. “We kind of let one slip away from us a little bit two years ago down there,” Yates said. “We kind of had the game and let it go. But as opposed to two years ago when we went down there, we’re such a better team, offense, defense, special teams, so I think we’re going to put a better team on the field.” In its latest bid to break that streak, UNC brings a top-25 ranking and a veteran defense into the contest Saturday. To boot, the Tar Heels managed to shut down Georgia Tech last season in Chapel Hill and win 28-7. But, at least for Searcy, the return to his old stomping grounds will be as much about the homecoming as the rivalry he feels. Searcy turned down a scholarship offer from Georgia Tech to try
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A vanilla dress with an empire waist and lace detail accompanied two Orange County brides down the aisle. Hurdle Mills resident Brenda Berry said she first wore the dress — which was handmade by her mother — in her own 1973 wedding. Her sister-in-law wore it in a wedding the following year. “She tried my dress on, and because my mother made it, it was her ‘something borrowed,’” she said. Now, the dress is displayed at the Orange County Historical Museum.
The exhibit offers visitors a chance to view dresses worn by Orange County brides and in some cases, created by residents themselves. The “Orange County Brides” installment runs until early October. Museum staff said the dresses represent wedding traditions ranging from Southern to Victorian, American Indian and African. Darcie Martin, director of the museum, emphasized the exhibit’s historical focus. “They’re not just pretty dresses,” she said. “Everything symbolizes something.”
Angie Chambers of Chapel Hill VISIT THE EXHIBIT said she sewed one of the exhibit’s Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday centerpieces for her daughter’s through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 1988 wedding. She said the gown took seven months to complete and p.m. Sunday Location: Orange County Historical used 180 yards of French lace. “It looks beautiful,” Chambers Museum, 201 N. Churton St., said. “I haven’t seen it out since Hillsborough Info: www.orangenchistory.org the wedding.” The collection spans more than a century and includes a photograph Visitor Nicola Woodroofe called of a Victorian-era dress, a 1940s that dress her favorite. gown and several pieces from the “It’s good for kids, to see how 1970s and 1980s. things have changed,” she said. Another gown from a 1999 Hillsborough wedding was inspired Contact the City Editor by the Occaneechi tribe attire. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By Melvin Backman In a few months, visitors to UNC’s Web site will be greeted with news stories and user-submitted pictures and videos instead of bland blue links to academic departments. The University unveiled the design for its new Web site Thursday, the result of more than a year’s worth of work. The Board of Trustees will look at the final proposal at its meeting this week, and the site will switch over to the new design in four to six months. The new Web site is more visual-
ly engaging than the old one, using a new content management system to better display news, photos and videos. It will also let students, faculty members and campus groups post their own content. In addition to multimedia elements, the new site will give more prominence to stories about UNC achievements for visitors unfamiliar with the school. News stories, even major accomplishments, used to be posted on a sidebar and a separate news site. The site will also display a more modern design, said Scott Jared, Web content director for the Office
of University Relations. Some students who have seen the new design proposal said it’s an improvement. “It looks like it’ll be easier to get around on the site,” said junior Corynn Loebs. Numerous peer institutions, including Duke University, have redesigned their Web sites in recent years. The University spent about $350,000 to hire Capstrat, a Raleigh communications company, to handle the redesign, Jared said. Capstrat has worked with UNC in the past, designing a Web site for the School of Pharmacy and direct-
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Garden seeks Sculptures showcased in the gardens land to expand By Gavin Hackeling Staff Writer
By Chad Royal Staff Writer
If the N.C. Botanical Garden doesn’t raise about $200,000 in forty days, it won’t be able to buy land to expand a nature preserve as planned. The 5.6-acre tract of land is adjacent to the Stillhouse Bottom Na t u r e Pr e s e r v e . T h e N.C . Botanical Garden has been interested in the land for about two years, said Johnny Randall, assistant director for the garden’s conservation programs. T he garden plans to add the piece of land to the 17-acre Stillhouse Bottom area, which was given to the garden by Duke Power and James Eder, a partner in the Morgan Creek Land Company. But the botanical garden’s option to buy expires on Oct. 31, Randall said. “It’s critical for the conservation of this site,” Randall said. The property lies in the center of the preserve and is important for the entire site’s protection. Julia Ivey, the owner of the land, offered it for $500,00 in 2007. Ivey agreed to lower the price by $100,000 if the Botanical Garden Foundation could raise the remaining $400,000. The garden has hosted two fundraisers and received other donations to help with the purchase. So far, the garden has received $172,000, with pledges of $34,000 from the town of Chapel Hill and $100,000 from the Orange County Lands Legacy Program. They have also received about $18,000 in pri-
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vate donations. If the rest of the money is not raised by October, officials said they hope to extend the time they have to purchase the land, Randall said. “This land is a beautiful, rich forest of many plant species,” said Peter White, director of the N.C. Botanical Garden. He said the area is important to conserving biodiversity — it supports more than 100 plant species and provides a forest habitat for migrating birds. The garden hopes to create a 65acre preserve, combining their land purchases with land donations. The garden’s staff helps with the preservation of approximately 800 acres of land including Battle Park, Forest Theatre, Mason Farm Biological Reserve and other areas along Morgan Creek. Contact the City Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The concentric aluminum bands of Frank Holder’s sculpture “Mandela of the Earth and Sky,” stand amid the ferns and wildflowers of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, like a machined version of the annual rings of a tree. This sculpture is a part of the 21st annual “Sculpture in the Garden” exhibit, which displays art within the plant collections of the botanical garden, rather than on the sterile walls of a gallery. “I would describe it as a very unique group of three dimensional art pieces that are made specifically to be viewed outdoors,” said Laura Cotterman, publications and publicity coordinator for the Botanical Garden. The changing seasons introduce another dynamic to the viewing experience. The exhibit, which opened Sept. 12, runs through Nov. 15. “The exhibit is designed to be viewed over a long period of time,” Cotterman said. “The gardens change over the course of the exhibit from late-summer to early fall.” The juried exhibition features 40 pieces by 24 artists in various media, including clay, steel and stone. This year pieces are made for the theme “celebrating life forces— earth, air, fire, water, spirit.” Many of the works, such as Tinka Jordy’s “Lady in Yellow,” adopt the colors and textures of their surroundings. Other pieces are more abstract, but retain natural shapes and patterns in their compositions. The pieces also ranged in scale. Some, such as Madelyn Smoak’s “Metamorphosis de Medici” are small enough to be suspended with a few strands of wire. Other works are massive and dominated their surroundings. Reuvan Sadeh’s water-driven kinetic sculpture “Cycles of Life” towers over the plants around it. “It’s one of our biggest draws,” said Grant Parkins, an educator at the botanical gardens. “People were very disappointed in 2008 when we didn’t have it.” “Sculpture in the Garden” was not held last year due to the construction of new facilities. To be eligible for the exhibit, artists must be at least 18 years old and have a connection to North Carolina. The sculptures must not have been previously exhibited and need
Artist Margo Bennett’s sculpture, “Eye Gate,” is one of the pieces featured in the 21st annual “Sculpture in the Garden” at the N.C. Botanical Garden. The garden is now showcasing 40 pieces of work by 24 artists. SEE THE SCULPTURES Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays; through Nov. 15 Location: N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road Info: www.ncbg.unc.edu
to be able to withstand exposure to the elements. Garden officials said this is a good way to introduce people to the botanical gardens. “It brings new people to the garden and lets people enjoy art and the garden in a different way,” Parkins said. Artist Jeff Hackney won Best of Show in 2007 with his oversized swing sculpture “Remember.” “The inspiration for ‘Remember’ came from the idea that everyone has a happy memory of being on a swing,” Hackney said in an e-mail. He said that he had heard about the competition before and thought it was a perfect place to display. An awards reception will be held for the current sculptures from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 4 on the patio behind the Totten Center. Contact the Arts Editor at email@example.com.
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Web site seeks to put research in public eye ‘Futurity’ displays campus projects
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science at UNC News Services, said topics vary — from science, health and psychology to the economy, business and cultural studies. The name “Futurity” literally means “things to follow,” specifically research in this case, and also is a combination of key words for the Web site: “future” and “university,” Leonard said. The idea came from a conversation at an Association of American Universities meeting, she said. “Nine months ago we were talking about how we can use the latest journalistic innovations to help people get information about the development of science and
Universities have long looked to collaboration to improve research, but now they are also looking to improve public access to it. UNC has joined Duke University, Stanford University and the University of Rochester, which have created a Web site to collect articles about research being conducted by major universities. The Web site, called Futurity, was officially launched this month. Members of the Association of American Universities, including UNC, were invited to participate
by submitting news stories about research done on their campuses. “The world is becoming increasingly complex,” said Jenny Leonard, editor of Futurity and an assistant director at the University of Rochester. “The significance of the Web site is to help the public stay engaged in what the nation’s major universities are finding about the world.” The project is funded by individual universities. Each university had to contribute $2,000 before the Web site launched, and they all have personnel working full time for it, Leonard said. Patric Lane, editor of health and
“The Web site is to help the public stay engaged in what the nation’s major universities are finding about the world.”
research on our campuses,” said Michael Schoenfeld, co-founder of the Web site and vice president for public affairs and government relations at Duke University. “Then we thought, ‘What if we got the most well-known and highly-respected universities to publish their research in one place, available to the general public?’” Once the Web site was officially launched, the university membership doubled, Leonard said. About 35 universities are now using the Web site. The co-founders split most of the responsibilities for maintaining the Web site, Schoenfeld said. Lane said people can access the Web site on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Daily newsletter services
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tuesday, september 22, 2009
Strategist explains online efforts UNC establishes cinema minor By Victoria Cook staff writer
Joe Trippi, Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign manager and John Edwards’ chief strategist in 2008, spoke to students Monday night about the intersection of technology and political campaigns. His speech was much anticipated by members of UNC Young Democrats, who paid Trippi about $10,000 for his talk, said Young Democrats co-president Charlie Sellew. Trippi raised significant amounts of campaign money through online donations when working for Dean and Edwards and was one of the first political workers to successfully use the Internet to connect candidates and voters. Trippi said today’s generation of students are a far more technologically savvy generation than their parents were. “You were born with this stuff in your hands and know how to use it,” he said. Trippi said when he first started working in politics, it was more difficult to connect the voting population with the candidates, but that Web sites such as Facebook and YouTube have changed that. “Have you ever heard that it’s
the economy, stupid? … It’s the network, stupid,” he said. When working for Dean’s campaign, Trippi worked to create DeanTV, a Web site that accepted user submissions. It had 190,000 users who posted videos, songs and other forms of support for Dean. Trippi said he considered it a prelude to YouTube. After a question and answer session following the speech, a student asked why Dean lost the presidential race if his campaign was at the forefront of technology. “The Internet didn’t lose the campaign. The campaign lost the campaign,” Trippi replied. The Obama campaign, which was so successful at mobilizing voters through online resources, benefitted from Trippi’s work with Dean’s campaign, he said. “He could go to school on everything we messed up on,” Trippi said. Trippi then shifted into current politics, giving his own version of Obama’s inaugural address and rewording it to reflect his view that it would take the entire nation’s support to pass health care legislation. “I’m not going to pass health care, and those guys on the Hill
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Joe Trippi discussed social networking and politics on Monday night in Murphey Hall during an event sponsored by the Young Democrats. aren’t going to pass health care. You’re going to pass it,” he said. Junior political science major Alissa Ellis said she was interested to hear from Trippi in light of the recent scandal involving Edwards. But Trippi was reluctant to discuss his work with the former senator and presidential candidate. “I thought it was interesting how
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Prominent saxophonist jazzes up UNC Original improv music performed By Kavya SEkar Staff Writer
As a teenager he played saxophone amongst famous musicians such as Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk in Harlem. Now, Sonny Rollins is one of the last living musicians of the golden age in American jazz. A famous tenor saxophonist, Rollins will play tonight in Memorial Hall as part of the Carolina Performing Arts season. James Ketch, the director of jazz studies at UNC and the introductory speaker for the concert, said that Rollins is one of the greats. “His fearless manner of improvising — of playing ‘in the moment’ — avoiding any references to clichés, has earned him a place of high respect among fellow artists, critics and aficionados,” Ketch said. Rollins is famous for his improvisational jazz, or playing without preparation. Over a repeating cycle of chord changes, the artist creates spontaneous melodies. “He lives for the ‘dance of improvising,’” Ketch said. “He freely jumps off the musical cliff with less of a safety net below him than perhaps any other living artist.” Ketch said the audience should pay attention to interactions between Rollins, his drummer and his pianist to better understand the artist’s technique. “Jazz music is a conversational
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dialogue where constant negotiations are underway with the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and emotional landscape,” he said. Many of Rollins’ compositions have been recorded hundreds of times by various artists. Despite the vast proliferation of his work, the music he plays tonight will likely have an original twist, because so much of his music involves improvisation. And the concert has something to offer everyone, not just those who understand all the nuances of jazz music. Director of Carolina Performing Arts Emil Kang said he expects the performance to be a great introduction for those unfamiliar with jazz, by an artist who really changed the landscape of the genre. “He’s very much one of these guys that performs for audiences,” Kang said. “Every show, every season is completely different from one another.” Although fame came early for Rollins, he has been celebrated in recent history. Rollins has received two Grammys in the past decade, along with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2004. Rollins was also instated into the Academy of Achievement in 2006. For UNC, this is a rare oppor-
Two-time Grammy-winning saxophonist Sonny Rollins will play tonight in Memorial Hall as part of the Carolina Performing Arts season. tunity to see one of America’s last living jazz legends, Kang said. “He is 79 years old and it’s, for us, an honor to have him come visit,” he said. Rollins also performed at UNC in 2001. “For our community to have a chance to hear him again, as we don’t know how much longer he’ll be around, is going to be a great honor,” Kang said.
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UNC now offers a five-course, interdisciplinary minor in cinema to give students a basic understanding of film and its applications to other academic disciplines. Rich Cante, a communication studies professor and director of the new program, has been working with other faculty members for the past five years to establish the minor. “It took time to figure out how to do it in a solid and innovative way,” he said. “We are getting outside of how film studies is taught in traditional programs.” Cante estimates that more than 100 students have expressed interest in the program. The first group of students to graduate with the minor will do so in May. He said UNC is one of the few research institutions without a similar program. “We don’t want students to be at a disadvantage,” Cante said. The minor is composed of courses in multiple departments. The University does not offer a film major. “Students who are interested in this field are better served with this minor along with a major, and then perhaps another program. We think this offers a more up-to-date, forward-looking structure,” Cante said. Students in the minor are required to take one of three prerequisite courses. All students then must take a course on global cinema. “We want to open up all sorts of interesting connections across disciplines for students, to expose them to interdisciplinary contradictions and to demonstrate why both are particularly important to the future of cinema,” Cante said. Kate St. John, a freshman from Pinehurst who said she was interested in pursuing the minor, said she felt the minor is an important program to have on campus. “Cinema is a medium that is often overlooked,” she said. “It has only been in existence for 100 years, but it is still very much an important medium.” St. John said she first learned about the program when her adviser mentioned it at summer orientation.
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‘Mad Women’ and the pay gap
his Sunday, AMC’s “Mad Men” won its second consecutive Emmy for best drama series. For those unfamiliar, “Mad Men” chronicles the goings-on in a New York ad agency in the 1960s; millions tune in each week to see the staff of Sterling Cooper plan pitches, chain smoke, pinch secretary fannies and barrel unaware toward some of the greatest cultural shifts in history. The show seems to be set in a charming time that belongs to our parents and grandparents. Viewers may tune in for the fashion, the martinis or Jon Hamm in a gray flannel suit, but I watch for the reminder of the opportunities we almost didn’t have. When my mother went to her high school guidance counselor in 1964, she was given three choices for a career: a nurse, a teacher or a secretary. Or she could get married. “That’s just how it was,” she says now. My mom was the vice president of the student council in high school but didn’t run for president because, well, girls didn’t run for president. That’s just how it was. She was on the cheerleading squad because that was the only athletic option for girls. That’s just how it was. Looking at our campus today, it’s hard to imagine a time when Tobin Heath couldn’t play soccer or Jasmin Jones couldn’t be student body president. But only a generation ago, “that’s just how it is” was just how it was. Over three seasons on “Mad Men,” the character Peggy Olson has moved from secretary to junior copywriter to writer, yet is still paid less than her male counterparts. On a recent episode, she informs her boss of a little something known as the Equal Pay Act of 1963. “I’m paid very little,” she says calmly and confidently. “They’ve passed a law where women who do the same work as men will get paid the same thing. Equal pay.” His response? “It’s not a good time.” This abnormality seems as vintage as her flip hairdo and A-line skirt. Yet according to a study released two years ago by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, after one year out of college, women working full time earn 80 percent of what men earn. After a decade, it drops another 11 percentage points. Obviously, various factors play into these numbers, including choices of occupation and time taken off for child-rearing. But the point remains: Even today, even with almost 60 percent of the UNC’s student population being women, even with women heading up everything from construction crews to the U.S. House of Representatives, women on average are not paid the same as men. When denied her raise and asked what she really wants, Peggy replies, “I look around and I think: I want what [you] had. You have everything and you have so much of it.” Both men and women benefit from having strong women as mothers, colleagues and partners. To whom much has been given, much is expected. We cannot forget those who made the changes toward the betterment of our opportunities and who continue seeking equality for those who come after us. The next time you sit down with your mother or grandmother or professor, ask them how things were back in their “Mad Men” days. You may first covet their closets, but hopefully it is their courage you’ll want to wear around more.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Criticism of Greek system is misguided, often wrong
Stop acting like children
Both sides to blame in perpetuating the continuing controversy surrounding YWC
oth sides in the seemingly never-ending controversy over Youth for Western Civilization need to grow up. It seemed like this debacle would be over when protestor Haley Koch’s case was dismissed. Then it seemed it would be over when Chancellor Holden Thorp reimbursed YWC for its expenses in hosting former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. But on Friday, brochures were anonymously distributed around campus, listing the then-YWC adviser’s home address — showing just how low the “debate” on the topic has sunk. YWC president Nikhil Patel sent an e-mail to then-YWC adviser and professor emeritus Elliot Cramer, alerting him to the fliers and what he perceived as a threat. Cramer responded, “I have
a Colt 45 and I know how to use it. I used to be able to hit a quarter at 50 feet 7 times out of 10.” He sent that e-mail to several people including Patel, Thorp and Koch. The e-mail did not sit well with Thorp, and he asked Cramer to resign. Thorp made the right decision; Cramer’s e-mail was outof-line. Koch said she saw the e-mail as threatening. And such behavior is unbecoming of a student group adviser. T he adviser ’s response crossed a line. Those anonymous brochures were over the top as well. But Cramer’s response and resignation also highlights the inane tactics of the people that have garnered UNC, protestors and YWC negative national attention. Any group obviously has the right to criticize anyone. But it is irresponsible and cowardly to
criticize fellow citizens anonymously. People should own up to their speech and give others a chance to respond. It’s easy to criticize YWC and anyone associated with that group. We know who they are and how to contact them. But we can’t criticize — and YWC can’t respond to — these critics of YWC because no one knows who they are. Criticizing anonymously doesn’t do anything to promote discussion. It just creates a circus of threats, yelling matches and stupidity. This by no means excuses Cramer’s response. But it shouldn’t surprise anyone that emotional actions are rebutted with emotional responses. The publishers need to come forward and own up to their speech, and YWC should just ignore any future criticism that doesn’t have a name attached to it.
Curb your enrollment
Board of Governors is right to shift priorities
or years, the UNC-system Board of Governors had indicated that increasing enrollment is the number one priority for system schools. But recent data indicate that some schools within the system have graduation and retention rates well below their peers. We’re glad that the board is now focusing on increasing overall educational quality. Pending approval by the N.C. General Assembly, state funding will soon be partially tied to freshmen retention and six-year graduation rates. No doubt, the mission of UNC-system schools is to serve the people of North Carolina. But schools also have a mission to provide for their own students, ensuring each is able to thrive academically. It’s a fine balance that has
tipped too far toward inefficiency. The board’s proposed funding scheme is tied to results. This provides an incentive for schools to focus on educational quality. Schools would receive funding for academic performance and retention rates, not for simply enrolling more students. To offset admittance difficulties, educational administrators will encourage students who are unprepared for fouryear universities to enroll in community college. Community colleges are often a viable option for these students and several programs make it easy to transfer to a four-year university as a junior. For instance, UNC-Chapel Hill partners with Alamance
Community College, Durham Te c h n i c a l C o m m u n i t y College and Wake Technical Community College to provide scholarships and guaranteed admission to high-achieving, qualified students who have completed an associate degree at one of these colleges. And these types of programs work. Transfer students from Durham Technical Community College perform better on average at UNC-Chapel Hill as juniors than students who enrolled in the University as freshmen. The Board of Governors is right to shift its focus for UNC-system schools. Quantity does not always translate into quality. And now, they are doing something about it.
Congratulations Hard work pays o≠ for Carolina Latino Collaborative
he growing number of Latino students on campus have reason to celebrate with the launch of the Carolina Latino Collaborative. And the people involved deserve credit for years of hard work culminating with the opening of the center. A center for Latino students has been in the works for roughly three years, and after tough questions and meetings with administration officials, the project has been realized. The result is an official hub, located in Craige North, for unifying the many diverse Latino groups on campus. Offices and workspace were made available as a result of a
task force’s work. The collaborative has a number of goals, including unifying Latino groups around campus, aiding the University’s Latino studies minor and connecting with other minority and advocacy groups. With those ideas in mind, it’s clear that an office space was warranted, especially given the struggle over the last few years to bring it to life. But student groups for minorities shouldn’t assume that facilities are now a given. This group fought, made proposals, held meetings, fought some more and got the administration involved over the course of three years
to get this far. That’s an incredible sign of dedication and effort. North Carolina has a booming Latino population, and this center marks a recognition of the increasing importance this group has. That isn’t to say other groups haven’t done anything worth mentioning. This one just had a specific goal in mind, got the ball rolling most effectively and stuck with it to fruition. Having a center like this allows for better communication on important issues and we hope the Carolina Latino Collaborative is successful in its initiatives.
TO THE EDITOR: Monday’s front page article, “Crisp tells Greeks to shape up,” (Sept. 21) was at best a baseless attack on the Greek system. After the unfortunate and untimely death of Courtland Smith, UNC’s Greek system has been heavily criticized by nonaffiliated students and faculty alike. What nobody seems keen to mention is the fact that drinking and drug abuse are prominent problems on any campus in our country. Winston Crisp, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, admitted that, “We know it’s not all connected with Greek life, but by and large, the perception is that it’s connected.” Continuing to perpetuate that perception to a group of future Greek students will only further strain the relationship between fraternities and the University. The front page article briefly brings up the topic of the recent cocaine arrests made on campus, and once again makes a point to note that “some” of the students involved were Greek students. T here were also alumni and non-affiliated students involved. Should we begin to cut ties with our alumni relations as well? If the University wishes to maintain a strong relationship with a large portion of its students, it needs to realize that making defamatory accusations against the Greek system will do nothing but cause larger rifts and could stand to greatly weaken UNC financially and with future alumni leadership. Now is the time for the University to come together with the fraternity and sorority system of UNC and build not only a stronger, healthier Greek system, but a stronger University. Brandon Wolfe Sophomore Economics
From group’s president: YWC isn’t racist, radical TO THE EDITOR: I was recently shown a flier saying, “Why is your professor supporting white supremacy?” There are a few issues in it that I (an, intriguingly, non-white, non-conservative person) as the president of the UNC Youth for Western Civilization chapter should address: YWC is not about white supremacy. Last time I checked, Professor Longhair, Spike Lee, and Langston Hughes were the foundation for many aspects of American (thus Occidental) culture. Though it seems that by the logic of those who criticize us, if you’re not white, you’re not part of Western civilization. Marcus Epstein was never a member of YWC and professor Chris Clemens did not quit as the YWC adviser due to ideological differences. But such facts aren’t important. YWC is not anti-immigration; it is anti-illegal immigration. Small difference. Racism still exists and needs
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to be dealt with, but both the right and the left have resorted to simply shouting at each other. “Racist” is now a catch-all, ad hominem attack, akin to calling President Obama a communist or Nazi. This yelling match is the very reason the ancient academics thought democracy would not work: It’s basically two groups of chimpanzees throwing their own feces at each other (gilded feces, maybe, but feces nonetheless). Please ruminate this with some vigor. Finally, if you wish to attack or address YWC, contact me. I would appreciate if no one bothered former YWC adviser Elliot Cramer at his home. Nikhil Patel President, UNC Chapter of Youth for Western Civilization
DTH unfair to play up the Greek angle with arrests TO THE EDITOR: This fall, The Daily Tar Heel has put a lot of energy into updating us on scandals involving UNC students. Four students’ mug shots were on the front page last Thursday (“Five arrested on cocaine charges,” Sept. 17) along with obscure details of each person involved. So where is Raymond Cook’s mug shot? Cook was a member of UNC faculty until Sept. 11, when he was charged with the death of Elena Shapiro while driving drunk. This story is of interest to anyone associated with UNC, yet we’ve been given very few details about Cook. Thanks to the DTH, we know that Julianne Howard is in a sorority, but not that Cook, who was charged with a DWI on Sept. 11, has previously had run ins with the law over drinking and driving. Lizzie Martin Senior Psychology
Students’ study abroad cancellation raises concern TO THE EDITOR: When concerns about Alyssa Valdez’s ability to study abroad were called into question (“UNC kicks student out of study abroad,” Sept. 21) she should have had a meeting with University officials — whether on the phone, Skype or in person. She should not have been simply kicked off of a continent. Being woken up by a professor in the morning certainly does not qualify as a formal enough meeting. While it is not clear yet whether she did indeed deserve to be dismissed from the program, one thing remains certain: Either the policy that resulted in her leaving was not followed, or the policy needs to be changed. As it stands, the accusations that led to the decision are unproven, and yet the decision has already been made. The way this decision seems to have been made is not in keeping with the traditions of the Carolina Way, nor that of the Honor Code. Scott Neidich Junior Biology, Chemistry
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