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CLOTHING OPTIONAL Students draw live nude models By Jenn Kim
sports| page 6 BEAT DOWN Junior Cetera DeGraffenreid posted 15 points and six assists in a 121-52 shellacking of Carson-Newman in UNC’s second exhibition game.
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Sitting in a room watching a naked person for several hours is usually considered reprehensible, but for more some art students it’s integral to their grade. In life drawing classes at UNC and in the community, nude models pose while students surround them with easels, drawing their figures. “It’s interesting to see someone make art out of something normal, like a naked body,” said Eloise Stancioff, a senior who nude models for the Carrboro ArtsCenter. “The way they draw you is usually not how you see yourself, so it’s interesting to see someone else’s perspective.” She said students never seem nervous to draw her. “I don’t think it’s a big deal. Everyone’s naked at some point in their life,” Stancioff said. Dennis Zaborowski, who has taught Life Drawing at UNC for 41 years, said students today are much more comfortable with a nude model than they were 30 years ago, when the room was so silent that he could hear a pin drop.
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Junior studio art major J.R. Fruto and other students draw Keith, a nude model, Tuesday during a life drawing class in the Hanes Art Center.
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university | page 3 POP, LOCK AND DROP IT Dance Marathon recruitment is going well, leaders said, despite a new cap on the number of participants this year.
A student draws during a life drawing class in the Hanes Art Center. The Carrboro ArtsCenter also offers a range of life drawing classes.
nspiration comes in many forms. One of those is naked. It began after I saw a nude charcoal drawing of a friend of mine. She told me she had modeled at the Carrboro ArtsCenter earlier that week, and one of the artists gave her the drawing after the session. She had made $30 for two hours of modeling and suggested I sign up to model as well. I thought it sounded interesting, but not up my alley. Later in the semester, after running out of money, I reconsid-
ered my friend’s offer. I knew it took an amount of confidence to do this kind of work, but then again, I considered how easy it would be. The only requirements are to stay still and be silent. But before modeling, I made the mistake of talking to friends about it. I heard horror stories about surprise boners and awkward laughter, and suddenly I was nervous. But I still walked into the ArtsCenter last May wearing nothing but jeans and a T-shirt. After looking around the room, my nerves waned when I saw the
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artists. I realized that I not only knew none of the artists, but they were all middle-aged or older. Two male artists were having a
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Out-of-state students feel pinch Medical home BY Brian Austin
features| page 8 SURF’S UP Two UNC freshmen from the West Coast have created a surf club to breathe new life into the small Chapel Hill surfing community.
national | page 3 COOL CITIES Charlotte and Raleigh are among the hot destinations for young college-educated professionals, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Out-of-state students are likely to see the University commit to a plan of increasing their tuition by about $1,400 at a meeting today. This year’s tuition discussion has focused solely on out-of-state students, which has angered many of these students and raised the issue of their role on campus. And these students are trying to make their case heard before it is too late. Out-of-state students bring money and prestige, but many feel that they’ve been pinched in a trend of rising tuition and wonder what their role is at UNC. In-state students’ increases have been set at $200 by the state legislature. This
money, as well as $200 from all out-ofstate students, will go into the state’s coffers instead of returning to the school. But schools were given the opportunity to increase out-of-state students’ tuition, which administrators have suggested doing by up to $1,414.30 to offset the lost revenue from in-state students. Tuition increases will support financial aid, faculty retention, academic services and graduate student support. An increase on out-of-state students can provide the money necessary to fund UNC’s priorities. Administrators are lobbying for control of the statemandated $200 increase, though that is mostly dependent on the state’s economy next year. Still, some students see the addi-
DTH ONLINE: Visit dailytarheel. com/multimedia to find out how much you could pay next year with our interactive tuition calculator. tional tuition burden as unfair. “They think that out-of-state students are cash cows, and they’re not,” said Out-of-State Student Association President Ryan Morgan. “We’re just as much a part of the University as they are. We may be from out of state and don’t pay taxes, but we bring the talent to the University.” The association and other organizations plan to rally in front of South Building today while tuition plans are
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method already in use at UNC By Andrew Harrell Assistant University Editor
Even if the U.S. Congress passes a sweeping health Health Care insurance reform bill it is at working on, that is only the first step in health care reform. The nation will still be plagued by a delivery system considered broken and ineffective. But doctors at UNC might have helped develop a cure — the medical home approach. The system is an approach to health care delivery
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University Square plans lack money
this day in history NOV. 11, 1998 … University Counsel Susan Ehringhaus determines that a new policy banning smoking on residence hall balconies breaks state law.
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By Nick Andersen Senior Writer
As UNC mulls redevelopment plans for University Square, the property could see a flurry of development by 2014 — or none at all. Now that the University finds itself involved with a mixed-use development in Chapel Hill on top of its expansive vision at the satellite Carolina North campus, it will be hard pressed to find the
funds to fully complete its ambitious development agenda. “We’re delighted to be in this kind of position for development,” said Tony Waldrop, vice chancellor for research and economic development. “But do we have the money to start building? Absolutely not.” In early September the architectural
firm of Elkus Manfredi will redesign the University Square property on West Franklin Street, which the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation, Inc., purchased in June 2008. Tentative plans for the property, which developers are calling 123 Franklin, include a redesigned shopping plaza with a parking garage and a mix of shopping, office and
housing, emphasizing the link the development fosters between downtown Chapel Hill and the campus. “It’s very attractive to be located in downtown Chapel Hill,” said Gordon Merklein, executive director of real estate development. “The limited supply of available space located close to the University makes this kind of property valuable.” Construction projects and
“We’re delighted to be in this kind of position for development. But do we have the money to start building? Absolutely not." Tony Waldrop, Vice Chancellor for research and economic development
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Woman ﬁnally passes drivers test
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bet you would not want to be in the passenger seat of this driver’s car. A South Korean woman has passed her written drivers test on her 950th attempt. Cha Sa-soon, 68, passed the test Wednesday, said Choi Youngchul, a police official at the drivers’ license agency. Cha spent more than $4,200 on application fees throughout the years. Her first attempt was in April 2005. The minimum score needed to pass is a 60 out of 100 — the score she received last week. Cha told local media she needed the license to commute for her vegetableselling business. But she still needs to pass the driving portion of the test before she can finally obtain her license. NOTED. Here’s another reason to be scared of airplanes — bears. An Alaskan man, who just got back from a fishing trip, left his small aircraft on his property without fully cleaning it. The leftover fish smell attracted a different kind of passenger — a hungry grizzly bear. The bear chomped the back of the aircraft and departed from the scene. The pilot called for repair materials and fixed the plane.
QUOTED. “In fact, I was very scared. I was the victim. I don’t plan to change the way I am or the way I dress.” — Geysi Villa Nova Arruda, 20, who was expelled from a Brazilian university after her short dress sparked protests on campus. The university, which has since readmitted Arruda, said her expulsion was due to her raising the dress provocatively.
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today Coal-free rally: Help your fellow students call on Chancellor Thorp to be a “climate champion.” Duke has plans to reduce coal use by 70 percent by the end of the year. Students will be rallying for UNC to make a solid commitment to stop burning coal by 2015 and switch to clean energy. Time: 11:50 a.m. to noon Location: Polk Place
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Tuition increases panel: The UNC Education Rights Alliance will host a panel discussion and public forum concerning the proposed tuition increases for both in-state and outof-state students. The panel will include faculty, staff and students,
who will discuss the effects of both University budget cuts and tuition increases on University departments and students. An open public forum will follow. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Bingham Hall, Room 301 Bruckner Orchestra Linz: One of the leading orchestras of central Europe will perform the symphonic dances from West Side Story and Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 7. Dennis Russell Davies, a longtime advocate and interpreter of Philip Glass’ works, will conduct. Tickets range from $30 to $75 ($10 for UNC students). Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Memorial Hall
Thursday Curator clinic: Think your artwork is worth a million dollars? Bring one piece of your own artwork to the museum for consideration by an Ackland expert. Curators are unable to appraise the works, but may offer insight into the significance of the piece as well as the techniques used by the artist, condition and subject matter. Registration is required ($10
SPRING 2010 PHILLIPS AMBASSADORS CAROLINA’S AMBASSADORS TO ASIA
Katherine Knish Charlotte, NC National University of Singapore Joint Degree Economics
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Charles McLaurin Albemarle, NC National University of Singapore Business Administration
Niraj Shah Greensboro, NC Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) Business Administration
Gregory Randolph Raleigh, NC IES-Delhi Religious Studies
Benjamin Wang Cary, NC Sophia University (Tokyo) Physics and Astronomy
Five exceptional undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for spring 2010 study abroad programs in Asia through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kenan-Flagler Business School. The Phillips Ambassadors scholarship program is made possible through a generous gift from alumnus Earl N. “Phil” Phillips Jr., an entrepreneur and former United States ambassador.
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for non-members). Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Ackland Art Museum Book signing: There will be a discussion and signing by Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner and Matt Bowers for their new book “One Fantastic Ride: The Inside Story of Carolina Basketball’s 2009 Championship Season.” The book includes a foreword by Roy Williams. It is the only official history of the 2008-09 men’s basketball season. Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Bull’s Head Bookshop Kappasta Dinner: Come out and show your support for Dance Marathon with a spaghetti dinner hosted by Pi Kappa Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Tickets are $5. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Kappa Kappa Gamma house To make a calendar submission, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day or the day before they take place. Submissions must be sent in by noon the preceding publication date.
arah Johnson, a junior, buys mushrooms from a farmer Tuesday at Polk Place. Fair, Local, Organic Foods is an organization that seeks to promote local purchasing. The group invited three farmers and artists to sell their goods as a part of the Sustainable Food Fest.
Police log n Someone stole a bracelet
from a residence between midnight Wednesday and midnight Thursday at 121 Carolina Ave., according to Chapel Hill police reports. The bracelet was valued at $9,240, reports state. n Someone slashed the four tires of a Volkswagen Jetta between midnight and 11:04 a.m. Monday in a parking lot at 1749 Dobbins Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Damage to the tires was valued at $400, reports state. n Someone entered the Sigma Nu fraternity house at 109 Fraternity Court and stole multiple items between 1:22 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The items include three computers collectively valued at $5,300, two bookbags collectively valued at $140, a set of headphones valued
at $30, Blackberry cables valued at $60 and a Polo shirt valued at $60, reports state. n Two people stole meat from the Food Lion at 1720 N. Fordham Blvd. between 2:50 p.m. and 2:52 p.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The 13 stolen foodstuffs were valued at $145, reports state. n Someone broke into a building between 4:59 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday at Willowbrook Apartments at 5639 Old Chapel Hill Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person stole a paint sprayer valued at $900, a portable air conditioner valued at $420, a threequarter-inch copper air conditioning wire valued at $100 and a radio/battery charger valued at $160. The damage caused to the door and its frame was estimated at $100, reports state.
The Daily Tar Heel University briefs Old Well not included in logo on commemorative rifles
A rifle manufacturing company that planned to market a line of guns featuring an image of the Old Well has discontinued the use of the logo. The Historical Armory is based in Fort Collins, Colo., and specializes in national commemorative projects. The “Historic Orange County” rifle that the company planned to market was a .22-caliber rifle that also included images of deer, the N.C. and U.S. flags and a cannon. T h e C o l l e g i at e L i c e n s i n g Company, which protects the University’s trademark rights, took action against Historical Armory and has now resolved the issue.
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Epic ‘Nickleby’ to premiere NCAA By gavin hackeling Staff Writer
Tonight 25 actors will assume the roles of more than 150 characters to perform one of Charles Dickens’ longest masterpieces. PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Nicholas Nickleby” opens tonight in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art. The play is David Edgar’s adaptation of Dickens’ serial novel, the collected episodes of which span more than 850 pages. Because the play is nearly seven hours long it has been divided into two parts that will be performed in rotation. Part One UNC professor named to list begins tonight and Part Two will Nov. 18. of African-American leaders premiere Theatergoers who are unfamilDr. Adaora Adimora, a professor iar with the novel should not be at the UNC School of Medicine and deterred. the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as one of See Nickleby, Page 6 the top 100 African-American leaders by The Root online magazine. Dr. Adimora was named to “The Root 100” for her research in HIV/ AIDS. Her research has focused on the spread of HIV in minority communities.
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Dede Corvinus performs as “Mrs. Crummles” during a dress rehearsal of “Nicholas Nickleby,” directed by Joseph Haj and Tom Quaintance.
UNC Veteran’s Day ceremony moved indoors to avoid rain The annual Veteran’s Day ceremony scheduled for today has been moved indoors to the Tate-TurnerKuralt Building on Pittsboro Street. The event, which will be held at 11 a.m. today, was originally planned to take place at the Carolina Alumni Memorial. UNC officials decided to move the event indoors because of rain forecasts.
Austrian Orchestra performs tonight with Carolina Choir The Bruckner Orchestra Linz and UNC’s Carolina Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in Memorial Hall. The group will perform two pieces by Philip Glass and Leonard Bernstein. The Austrian ensemble is conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, and UNC’s Carolina Choir is directed by Susan Klebanow. Tickets are still available at the Memorial Hall Box Office, by phone or online.
Varsity Theatre to reopen with ‘Wizard of Oz’ on Nov. 27 Franklin Street’s Varsity Theatre will reopen on Nov. 27. “The Wizard of Oz” will play opening weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. According to a press release, the couple that owns the theater said they feel this film is the perfect way to launch a new era for the iconic theater. During opening week, the Varsity will also be showing matinee and evening shows of “The Invention of Lying” and “The Informant.” Visit www.varsityonfranklin.com for more information.
Kolojejchick is field hockey’s ACC Freshman of the Year North Carolina’s freshman field hockey star Kelsey Kolojejchick was named the ACC Freshman of the Year on Sunday at the conclusion of the ACC tournament. Kolojejchick has been a key player for the Tar Heels season, recording the second-most goals for the team. The award is voted upon by the ACC’s head coaches and Kolojejchick is the sixth Tar Heel to be given the award. Kolojejchick was also one of 18 players named to the All-ACC team. Joining Kolojejchick in those honors were senior midfielder Illse Davids, junior midfielder Katelyn Falgowski, senior forward Danielle Forword and junior goalkeeper Jackie Kintzer. The Tar Heels had the most AllACC players of any team with five. Visit dailytarheel.com/press-box for the full story.
Four from UNC get nod for men’s soccer All-ACC teams North Carolina’s men’s soccer team placed four players on the All-ACC teams, and three on the first team. UNC was one of four teams to have four players on the All-ACC teams. Junior Michael Farfan, senior Zach Loyd and Sophomore Billy Schuler each garnered first-team honors, and junior Cameron Brown was named to the second team. It was the first time since 2002 that three UNC players earned firstteam honors. Visit dailytarheel.com/press-box for the full story. —From staff and wire reports
UNC Dance Marathon committee members dance Tuesday afternoon in the Pit to advertise as part of dancer recruitment week. Dance Marathon is a fundraiser for the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Participants raise money to be part of a 24-hour dance party in Fetzer Gym.
GETTING LOW Recruitment strong despite new dancer limit BY Tyler Hardy Staff Writer
Wearing Santa hats, leopard-print leggings and neon skirts and socks, recruiters for UNC Dance Marathon haven’t yet lost their enthusiasm for the 24-hour dance event. But with a participant limit set for the first time, organizers said they won’t be able to recruit the same number of dancers they did last year. Dance Marathon is an annual fundraiser where students stand in Fetzer Gym for 24 hours without sitting down. It has raised more
Gillam said the first 1,600 to sign up and raise the required $150 can participate. “We don’t want to limit anyone from participating in Dance Marathon that really wants to do it,” she said. “It is important to sign up early if you are truly interested in supporting this great cause.” Similar to previous years, Dance Marathon will donate proceeds from this year’s event to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Gillam said she was disappointed about the cap but was encouraged by the growing participation that made it necessary. “This new challenge is exciting because
than $2 million since it was first held 11 years ago. More than 1,800 students signed up to participate last year, but not all of them actually participated or completed the event. Kate Gillam, the media representative for Dance Marathon, said the event needed to be limited to 1,600 students because of Fetzer Gym’s capacity restrictions and to ensure that they can feed each dancer. Although last year’s participant list exceeded the new cap, it wasn’t a problem because organizers didn’t expect all 1,800 to show up, Gillam said. See MARATHON, Page 6
Last year, 472 UNC students got a chance to travel to Detroit to watch North Carolina in the men’s basketball Final Four. More could get the chance if the Tar Heels return to the NCAA Tournament semifinals this year. The NCAA liked giving students from the participating schools courtside seats, and decided to increase the number of tickets allotted to each participating school to 660, spokesman Dave Worlock said in the NCAA’s 2009-10 basketball teleconference Tuesday. The tickets will remain at a $25 total cost. One reason that the NCAA was able to provide those tickets was that the 2009 Final Four took place at Ford Field, the home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions. The 65,000-seat arena was modified to sit almost 80,000 as a basketball arena, and as such could easily accommodate 400 or 600 student seats. Dan Guerrero, UCLA’s director of athletics and the chairman of the Division I men’s basketball committee, said that the NCAA liked the larger venues and that the games in dome arenas are getting a close look from the NCAA. “Dome stadiums for the most part have become what we call dress rehearsals for Final Fours,” Guerrero said. “It gives us the opportunity to dress up, if you will, those stadiums so we can anticipate what issues may come down the line in the future as we host Final Fours. “We’re pretty excited about the fact that what we’ve seen so far has been a success.” That interest from Guerrero puts the focus squarely on North Carolina’s Dec. 19 matchup against Texas at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It’s a game with all the features of a Final Four game — No. 4 UNC vs. No. 2 Texas in a lucrative football stadium. And don’t be surprised if a Final Four comes to Arlington in the near future. The 2010 Final Four is in Indianapolis, and the 2011 Final Four is slated for Houston — both NFL domed stadiums. But despite the NCAA’s emphasis on the NCAA Tournament and making it “one of the best sporting events in the world,” as Guerrero said, UNC coach Roy Williams voiced some other plans. In the teleconference, Williams advocated for the NCAA Tournament’s first- and secondround games to be held only on Friday and Saturday and eliminate Thursday games so that players don’t miss almost a full week of class. “I wish everybody would play a Friday-Sunday approach, which means you can’t have every game on TV, and you can’t have those Thursday games,” Williams said. “We just ask the kids to miss so many days of school.” Contact the Sports Editor at email@example.com.
College graduates head to unlikely U.S. cities Raleigh, Charlotte among the choices “There’s a balanced
New cities emerging as post-college destinations
By Estes Gould
U.S. Census data shows a growing number of recent college graduates choosing to live in cities other than traditional destinations such as New York City.
Recent college graduates are increasingly choosing to move to cities like Raleigh and Charlotte instead of traditional post-college destinations. The two N.C. metropolises are among several burgeoning cities attracting well-educated young adults at the expense of former hot spots, such as Los Angeles and Atlanta, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. They are seeking affordable cities with ample professional opportunities and a vibrant culture, said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy think tank. Cities with technology-based industries are providing that, even in a recession, he said. Cities that used to draw young adults are growing slowly while Midwestern manufacturing cities, which struggled even before the recession, are increasingly losing young adults to affordable areas with better economies, Frey said.
“Young people tend to want to go to where the action is,” he said.
N.C. emerges onto the scene Raleigh and Charlotte are quickly becoming meccas for young professionals. Both boast diversified economies that have kept them afloat through the recession and have lower costs of living than urban centers such as New York. Charlotte holds the headquarters of North Carolina’s health care system and maintains a large financial sector, said Julia Walton, director of member value at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. The energy and technology industries in both cities also are growing, particularly in Raleigh, which borders Research Triangle Park, said Connie Tucker, assistant executive director of Wake County Economic Development. The Triangle’s many colleges and universities also bring the young and educated to Raleigh, Tucker said. Projects to accommodate and attract population growth have
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San Francisico increased the allure. Charlotte has installed a light rail system, built more housing, and cultivated an Los Angeles entertainment district uptown, Walton said. Austin Tucker said there are plans to allow more growth in Raleigh, Increase in recent graduates which The Wall Street Journal Decrease in recent graduates named a top destination for young SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS DATA professionals after the recession. “I think we’re going to come out from this recession even better Computer and green energy than we were before,” Tucker said. industries attract professionals of all ages, making it a top domestic migrant market, she said. Other popular cities Growing companies also are Austin, Texas, also had an advan- drawing young adults to Portland, tage during the recession — there Ore., said Megan Doern, commuwas no housing bubble and plenty nications director at the Portland of land to grow, said Beverly Kerr, Business Alliance. vice president of research at the Nike, Adidas and Intel are three Austin Chamber of Commerce. of the booming companies. A grow-
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The current model for the class, Keith, who asked to only give his first name, has been modeling parttime for 10 years. Pay varies, and models usually make $30 for a twohour session at the ArtsCenter. “You get better at it with time. But it can be hard,” he said in reference to retaining a pose when his hands and feet start falling asleep. The ArtsCenter offers a range of life drawing classes that are open to the public. Artists can take the class with or without an instructor for four or six sessions. The UNC art department also offers a similar class, Art 214 Life Drawing. The class is constantly over-enrolled, and students pursuing an art major are given priority registration for the class. Art 314, Life Drawing II, is a more advanced course. Both classes are held in the same room at the same time but have different assignments. Though all the students are viewing the same model, they can have very different interpretations. Annie Clontz, a senior double major in art and Asian studies, depicts all the models as cartoons. Zaborowski said he prefers novice artists to draw from still life, instead of photographs, so live models are essential. He said models come in all different races, body types and ages. “There is no such thing as a model not worth drawing; everyone is interesting,” Zaborowski said.
conversation about how they preferred the female form. “Their curves are much more beautiful than a man’s,” one said. They had not seen me enter and looked disappointed once they saw me. The two-hour session was broken down into segments of standing, sitting and eventually lying. It began well. But I was soon surprised at how fast my limbs went numb. The experience was peaceful, my mind was given the rare opportunity to contemplate in silence. However, after the first hour the challenge turned out to be staying awake. To conquer this, the hum of music lyrics flooded my head. “I’m blue, if I was green I would die, da ba dee da ba dye,” I sang. After the session was over, one of the artists continued to finish up his drawing. I took a look and thought it was great. My charcoal body stretched beautifully across the large pieces of paper. The artist offered me the drawing and I decided to keep it. That weekend, I went home to visit my family. When I saw my mom, she asked what I brought her for Mother’s Day. Having forgotten about the holiday entirely, I looked in my backpack for something to give her. I found the drawing and handed it to her. All she could say was, “Oh Abe ... You really shouldn’t have.”
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But a lot of eyes are on the work taking place at UNC. “We’re trying to lay the framework for what the practice of the future should look like,” Pignone said. Many hope the trial runs of the medical home system will make transitions easier by the time attention has shifted from insurance to practice.
real estate sales across the Triangle continue to stall. And despite the attractive nature of the University Square property, redevelopment hinges on obtaining credit — and the guarantee that consumer demand will be there when the project takes off. Unlike the Carolina North project, which will be an extension of the main UNC campus, University Square is owned by a private entity. That means that while some of the buildings at Carolina North can depend on appropriations from the N.C. General Assembly, University Square’s completion depends on the developer’s ability to obtain credit, attract and retain business owners and complete projects. In June, the University’s Board of Trustees finalized a development agreement with the town for the Carolina North property, a proposed satellite research campus two and a half miles from the main campus. “We want to be prepared to get moving when funds become available,” said Jack Evans, executive director of Carolina North. But it might be a while before those funds can be used. While the Carolina North property will be funded by a variety of public and private sources, all of those sources have been put on hold due to the economy, Evans said. The same thing could happen at University Square. “In the best case scenario, everything would get built out and fully leased, according to the development plan,” Merklein said. That plan is still on the drawing board, making final cost estimates for the project pure conjecture, Merklein said in an e-mail. But if the economic climate continues to worsen or the developer falters in its construction and redevelopment, the University will continue to operate University Square as is. University officials familiar with the project are hopeful that development will be quick and successful. “The University and the town are a magnet to bring business in,” said Dick Mann, vice chancellor for finance and administration. “And University Square is meant to be a mixed-use development for the future of downtown. “I would think that the town is very interested in development here.”
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Carmen Lewis and Michael Pignone, assistant professors of medicine, are leading the implementation of a new model of the medical home system at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
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that focuses on strong relationships and frequent interaction between patients and doctors. The UNC Internal Medicine Clinic and the Department of Family Medicine practice both employ the system for primary care patients. Primary care includes routine checkups and initial trips to the doctor when patients think they’re ill. Patients in the medical home system at UNC often have interaction with more doctors during visits, receive assessment calls between visits and are given medical literature to help prepare them for appointments. The delivery system was mentioned in President Barack Obama’s overall health care strategy. And during a press conference in September, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, called the medical home “a great experiment taking place in various parts of the country, lowering costs and delivering highquality care.” The U.S. Senate is currently crafting its version of a health care reform bill that could be melded with the one passed Saturday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Both are designed to drastically expand the availability of health care insurance. Dr. Michael Pignone, an assistant professor of medicine, is one
of the physicians who has led the implementation of the medical home system at UNC. He and his colleagues, Dr. Robb Malone and Dr. Carmen Lewis, arrived at UNC Hospitals in the late 1990s to find an uncoordinated system focused on individual decision making. “Everyone was trying to do the best they could, but they weren’t working together,” said Pignone, who compared it to 25 solo practitioners sharing the same work space. “It leads to a lot of error. We said, ‘There’s got to be a better way to do this.’” They learned that their patientfocused and collaborative ideas matched up with the medical home concept, which originated in 1967, and began implementing the system. UNC’s experiment has reached into many areas, all focused toward creating a more efficient, collaborative practice. For example, medical records have moved to an electronic format to better track progressions in chronic-care patients and find trends. And by delivering information to patients at home and in the waiting room, patients can be more involved in making decisions. The potential changes to national health care currently being discussed likely haven’t focused on medical homes. But further reform will likely focus on delivery. “Insurance has an indirect effect on how it’s delivered,” Pignone said of health care. “It probably won’t be fixed with just insurance.”
Medical homes plan “The president’s plan includes proposals that will improve the way care is delivered to emphasize quality over quantity, including ... support for new models of delivering care through medical homes and accountable care organizations that focus on a coordinated approach to care and outcomes.” - Obama’s health care plan
Upcoming stories Thursday UNC Hospitals is strides ahead of President Barack Obama’s call to move all medical records to an electronic format by the year 2014. Friday Graduate students in the
Gillings School of Global Public Health’s health care policy and management program are being trained for any reforms that emerge from national discussions.
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Shegog, Tar Heels overpower in exhibition WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Carson-Newman UNC
By Louie Horvath Assistant Sports Editor
In a matchup filled with obvious size discrepancies, Chay Shegog next to everyone else was the most striking. Shegog had six inches on the tallest Carson-Newman player, and it did not take her long to take advantage of that in UNC’s shellacking of the Eagles on Tuesday. Shegog had a put-back, an assist and a block during a 14-0 stretch that saw No. 5 UNC’s lead balloon from 12-10 and helped build a 34point halftime deficit for CarsonNewman. Shegog contributed to the Tar Heels’ domination of the boards. Every time she was on the court, she controlled play. Carson-Newman pulled within two points behind a three-pointer from Katlin Moore, but the Tar Heels unleashed a half-court trap that forced 20 Eagle turnovers in the first half alone. But when Carson-Newman was able to break the trap, it usually led directly to layups. The Eagles scored 14 of their 30 first-half points in the paint. “A lot of my points came from getting steals,” Cetera DeGraffenreid said. “I know a lot of players on our team tonight had four and five steals, so it was us getting steals and then being able to get the ball out.” Of UNC’s newcomers, Krista Gross stood out, leading all scorers with 16 points on 6-11 shooting, including 2-4 from deep. She took no shot more impressive than a step-back three over a Carson-Newman defender, who seemed frozen in shock that Gross would attempt the shot.
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“It’s a simple, clear story despite its length,” said co-director Tom Quaintance. “It’s about a family that loses everything. Nicholas is charged with finding a way in a world where the economy is pitiless.” Some find the plot takes a backseat to the character development and setting. “It’s less about the plot than the story’s tapestry as Nicholas travels through worlds and meets extraordinary characters,” said Joseph Haj, co-director of the play. Similarly, theatergoers should not be dissuaded if they cannot see both of the play’s parts or must see them out of order, as part two will begin with a recap of part one. Unlike “A Christmas Carol” or other works by Dickens, “Nicholas Nickleby” has not been performed extensively. This grants the artists greater control of the production. “It’s very freeing,” Haj said. “Few
Chay Shegog and the North Carolina Tar Heels downed Carson-Newman in UNC’s second exhibition game. Shegog chipped in eight points and pulled down nine rebounds Tuesday night at the Smith Center. Waltiea Rolle also flashed tremendous athleticism from her 6-foot-6-inch frame, blocking 2 shots and altering countless others. “She can shoot the three,” head coach Sylvia Hatchell said about Gross. “She’s deadly inside of 15 feet, but she can shoot the three, as well. She’s a really smart player.” UNC owned the boards, as its size advantage led to a 66-33 rebounding advantage. To put it in perspective, the Tar Heels had almost as many offensive rebounds (29) as Carson-Newman had total boards (33). “When we lose the boards? We don’t want to practice after we lose
the boards,” Shegog said. “It’s like torture. We make sure we win the boards every time and get inside position.” Laura Broomfield looked comfortable in her newfound starting spot, as she flew around the court and forced Eagles turnovers, most of which led directly to fast-break Tar Heel baskets at the other end. The 121-point total tied for the most points ever for UNC in a single game. DeGraffenreid continued her one-woman fast break act from last season, dishing out six assists to go with 15 points. Fellow returning starter Italee Lucas also had a
people have preconceived notions about ‘Nicholas Nickleby.’” The novel’s stage adaptation won Edgar’s critical acclaim and the 1982 Tony Award for Best Play. “The more time I spend on the play the more admiring I become of the adaptation,” said Ray Dooley, who plays Nicholas’ antagonistic Uncle Ralph. While the length of the novel creates logistical challenges—such as requiring two rooms for rehearsal—it also provides opportunities for the performers. “I’ve never been around a production with this many people working so hard,” Quaintance said. The company has worked to create a production that is an entertaining introduction to theater and the literature of Dickens. “You don’t have to be a theatergoer or a Dickens fan to have a really great time,” Dooley said.
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it shows the growth of Dance Marathon and the increasing student commitment to helping patients and families of North Carolina Children’s Hospital,” she said. Gillam added that Dance Marathon will not scale back recruitment because of the cap and will try various tactics such as distributing water bottles at intramural games, attending Zumba classes and advertising on the P2P on Thursday. “It’s one thing being loud and ridiculous in the Pit, but it’s another for students to get that personal touch from a testimony of someone who participated in Dance Marathon before,” she said. Freshman Amanda Ziesemer, who said she plans on participating in Dance Marathon, said recruiters have saturated campus this week. “It is one massively effective guilt trip that you can’t avoid,” she said. Contact the Arts Editor Freshman Andrew Yavorski said at firstname.lastname@example.org. the event has become a tradition. “Dance Marathon is something that you can say you have done while you have been at Carolina,” he said. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
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solid game, totaling 15 points, eight rebounds, and six assists — including a beautiful pass through traffic to She’la White for a layup. She did not start, because she missed class Monday morning. The Tar Heels opened the second half on a 22-0 run to turn a rout into a laugher. “I told the supervisor of referees, ‘You might have to send two crews, one for first half and one for second half,’” Hatchell said. “Some of them that we’ve had in the past struggled to keep up the pace for 40 minutes.”
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National and World News Ban urges Senate Obama mourns those who died in on climate change shootings at Fort Hood last week WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — United Nations SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon urged senators Tuesday to save international climate talks next month by speeding up work on a climate and energy bill. Negotiators from 190 countries will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to negotiate a global agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Ki-moon said Senate action was crucial. Other countries are waiting to see what action the U.S. will take, but a plan to cut emissions is a long way from passage.
FORT HOOD, Texas (MCT) — President Barack Obama, speaking Tuesday at a memorial service for the Fort Hood shootings, called the massacre painful and incomprehensible, the more so because of where it occurred. “This is a time of war. And yet these Americans did not die on a foreign field of battle,” Obama told more than 15,000 soldiers and others gathered Tuesday afternoon at the nation’s largest military installation, four days after the worst act of violence on an American base. The president and first lady,
Michelle Obama, spent about 90 minutes comforting the relatives of those slain by an Army psychiatrist and also those injured in the rampage. They were then scheduled to visit families of the victims, as well as those wounded in the shootings. In his remarks outside III Corps Headquarters, Obama tread carefully about the motives of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, alluding to his Muslim faith without directly blaming it. Police shot Hasan four times to end the attack, and he emerged from a coma over the weekend.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., unveiled a 1,136-page bill Tuesday that would mandate the greatest finance overhaul since the Great Depression. The legislation would bring unregulated entities under closer supervision, allow the government to shut down large financial firms, merge federal banking regulators, give protections against predatory lending and credit card companies and create a government agency to oversee mortgages and consumer-credit products.
ISLAMABAD (MCT) — At least 24 people were killed Tuesday in the third bombing in as many days in Pakistan’s militancy-plagued northwest. The car bomb ripped through a market in Charsadda, a town in the North West Frontier Province. More than 100 were wounded, and the death toll may be as high as 32. On Sunday, a suicide attacker targeted the leader of an anti-Taliban militia on the outskirts of the provincial capital, Peshawar, killing 12, and the suicide bombing Monday of a police checkpoint in Peshawar claimed three lives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Senate Democrats, struggling to reach agreement on health care legislation, got advice Tuesday from former President Bill Clinton, whose own effort collapsed: Don’t get too stubborn or demanding as you consider different pieces of the vast bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he hoped that the full Senate could begin considering a plan next week. Reid faces enormous hurdles getting debate underway, since it will take 60 votes to cut off debate so the bill can be considered, and it’s unclear if he has those votes yet.
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Triangle still slated for light rail project Counties could raise taxes to pay for it BY Christina Taylor
Light rail advantages
With newfound support from several community organizations, elected officials and residents, the probability of a light rail in the Triangle is increasing. But a system is still years away, several familiar with the plans said. The North Carolina Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has approved a regional plan for building a light rail in Durham, Orange and Wake counties, said Karen Rindge, executive director of WakeUP Wake County. But before the project can begin, an increased sales tax or other funding option must still be approved. Plans to build a light rail in the Triangle have been underway since the late 1980s. In 2008, the Special Transit Advisory Commission’s proposal to add a light rail in the Triangle failed due to a lack of resident input and not enough federal funding, said Bo Glenn, a member of the steering committee for the Durham-Orange Friends of Transit. But now, the proposal has been incorporated into the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s long-range transportation plan, enabling the two organizations to double their resources and plan for transit for the next 25 years.
Rindge said the light rail would benefit the Triangle by reducing travel time and increasing economic growth in the Triangle. Triangle Transit is also working with officials in Wake, Durham and Orange counties to develop plans. “When you have a rail, it’s dedicated to its passengers,” said David King, CEO and general manager of Triangle Transit. “It’s much more reliable, predictable and safe.” George Cianciolo, a member of the Durham-Orange Friends of Transit cited Charlotte as an example of a city that benefited from the light-rail system when one opened there in 2007. He said the installation of a light rail would also increase hospitals’ ability to bring in new employees. “It would expand their service network,” he said. “Say somebody has an appointment or somebody from Raleigh needs to come over to the UNC hospital. They can drive or they can just jump on a train and essentially go to the hospital’s front door.”
The decision to hold the referendum will be made by commissioners from the three counties. But the economy stands as the major obstacle for serious discussion on a vote. Local government officials are hesitant to ask residents for money, making the possibility of a vote in the near future unlikely, King said. “It’s not a good time to be asking people to make an investment in infrastructure,” he said. King said those affiliated with the proposed sales tax do not expect a vote to occur any sooner than a year or two from now.
If the proposal is approved, the first track would not be completed for at least seven or eight years, dth file/Anika anand leaving the entire project within a The cause of last month’s fire at SunStone Apartments is not yet determined, said Lisa Edwards, spokeswoman timeline of at least a decade. “It won’t happen if we don’t get for the Chapel Hill Fire Department. The case has been turned over to the State Bureau of Investigation. that money,” King said. But representatives of all three county boards said they supported the idea for improved transit and were optimistic about the results the rail could produce. “New, improved transit meets the goals of citizens to get around,” said Orange County Commissioner Bernadette Pelissier. “Businesses Raising taxes are behind it because they know BY chrissy mickler The General Assembly passed it’s good for them. Most people Staff Writer a bill in August that will enable recognize that there is a need for Annie and Jack Herman awoke counties to hold a referendum to transit.” Oct. 22 to the sounds of a student increase sales tax. banging on doors and screaming. If approved, the extra revenue Contact the City Editor “I heard ‘Wake up! There’s a will finance the light rail. at email@example.com. fire,’” Annie Herman said. Annie Herman, Sunstone apartments resident The Hermans are residents of SunStone Apartments, where last support from other charities like tance of renters insurance for those month, 34 renters were evacu- the Red Cross and United Way, who are able to purchase it. ated around 4:30 a.m. from a 24- Annie said. “A lot of times, it takes events unit apartment complex that had She said they were able to recov- like this for people to become er most of their belongings and aware that renters insurance have lowered water usage, making this month in order to finance the caught fire. Chapel Hill Fire Department they have renters insurance. exists,” Bothe said. current consumption lower than it expansion of the reservoir, Rimer spokeswoman Lisa Edwards said Timothy Bothe, director of Herman said she wants to go to was in 2000. said. “Orange County has had two “Since the county is using less the cause of the fire has yet to be disaster services for Orange County the fire department and ask them significant droughts,” he said. “We water, we are also taking in less determined and the case has been chapter of the American Red Cross, about the importance of sprinhave asked citizens to conserve income,” he said. “So we have to turned over to the state SBI office. said the upstairs apartments suf- klers and other safety precautions. The Hermans said the fire was a fered more damage than those on SunStone was not equipped with water, and the University of North raise utility rates as a result.” resident’s worst nightmare. It was the lower level. sprinklers, Scott Madry, disaster Carolina has been using reclaimed The county would also develop The Red Cross assisted residents action team captain for Orange water to power the chiller plant. agreements with neighboring cities especially scary for them because “These actions have cut down on to secure the ability to purchase or Jack is physically handicapped, by providing them with debit cards County Red Cross, said after the and Annie had to use his walker to to purchase basic necessities. fire. the amount of water we need from sell water if needed. Herman said she wonders if the Resident Chuck Stone, who lives Cane Creek and University Lake.” Ed Holland, OWASA’s planning carry him out. “I felt like we were in a fire trap next to the building that caught fire, extra measures would have made a Despite decreased consumption, director, said purchasing water Rimer said increasing the water sup- would only be used under rare cir- because we couldn’t escape out the said SunStone is helping make resi- difference in lessening losses from back porch,” she said. the early morning blaze. ply would help ensure that the area cumstances. dents as comfortable as possible. The couple, who lived on the first “The inconvenience is nothing doesn’t face water shortages. “If there was an extreme “They have been quick about getThe expanded reservoir would drought and the county needed floor, eventually made it through ting apartments in shape,” he said. compared to what tragedies could be the source of most of the coun- water, we would have to purchase the front door with the help of a Bothe said the Red Cross is have happened,” she said. “We are ty’s water needs throughout the the water from Cary, Durham or neighbor. still following up with residents lucky.” SunStone gave the Hermans to make sure their concerns are plan’s 50-year timeline. Hillsborough,” he said. Contact the City Editor Expansion of the Quarr y Both Holland and Rimer said another apartment within the same addressed. complex, and they have received at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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The Orange Water and Sewer Authority will receive feedback today on the latest version of a plan designed to increase the county’s water supply. Goals of the Long-Range Water Supply Plan include expanding the size of the Quarry Reservoir, a water source for the county, and drawing up agreements to purchase water from nearby cities to avoid instability in times of drought. OWASA has been working on the plan for about a year, said Alan Rimer, a board member. The group released a first draft in July and is inviting the public to its meeting at 7 p.m. at Chapel Hill Town Hall to offer comments. The plan was created to optimize usage of local water resources like University Lake and the Cane Creek Reservoir, both in Carrboro, and the Quarry Reservoir, which would expand west of the town under the draft. Rimer said conservation efforts
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Lack of beaches no problem for surf club By KATELYN TRELA Staff Writer
West Coast natives Max Rose and Colby Isabel met at UNC with a common goal — to surf. Modeling after the surf club at UNC-Wilmington, the freshmen proposed a similar organization at UNC-Chapel Hill with the goal of breathing new life into the surf community. The club’s main purpose is to put together trips for members to travel to North Carolina’s beaches, sometimes to compete but mainly to spend time together surfing. “I’d heard of a surf club at UNC, but no one was really doing anything,” said Isabel, a business major originally from Los Angeles. “I figured this would be a good time to start it anew.” The two created a Facebook group, their main outlet for generating interest. In the first hour, the group gained about 60 members. “Basically, we invited everyone we know, and it kind of exploded,” Isabel said. Isabel said he enjoys surfing due to its uniqueness. “I love fast-paced sports, where
you have to push the limit,” Isabel said. “You can express yourself. I get to have my own style.” Rose, a biology and psychology double major from Seattle, said he hopes the club will attract both advanced and novice surfers. “It’s definitely not just for advanced people. It’s there to get people into the sport, to get them interested,” he said. “It’s a great way to bond and spend time.” Senior Sarah King, a French and political science double major and surf club member, agrees with Rose. “It’s a great way to connect with other students who share my enthusiasm for the sport,” she said. The club currently has about 84 members. But beaches are not easy to come by around Chapel Hill. The trips can’t be regularly scheduled, however, due to the volatility of surfing conditions. “Surfing’s not like skiing or snowboarding, where, if there’s snow in the mountains, you can go,” Rose said. “It’s a lot more weather dependent.”
He said he hopes that trips can be as regular as once a month during the fall and winter. On campus, when they aren’t surfing, club members hope to raise awareness and money for the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the oceans and shores of the world. The UNC surf club’s funds would be donated directly to conservation and protection through Surfrider. “As a surfer, (the ocean lines are) one of the things that you’re interested in or care about,” Isabel said. “You can’t surf with crap on the beaches. That’s not a good environment at all.” And, to the club’s founders, environment is what surfing is all about. “When I go surfing, I don’t have to worry about anything else — work, school, anything like that,” Rose said. “It’s getting into this nature, kind of, just feeling alive.” Contact the Features Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From left, freshmen Colby Isabel, a business major from Los Angeles, and Max Rose, a biology and psychology double major from Seattle, have started a club on campus to breathe new life into the UNC surfing community.
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Honor week asks students for integrity BY dean drescher Staff Writer
Cheat sheets, hands with formulas written on them and baseball hats with answers on the brim have no place at UNC. Especially this week. Members of the UNC honor system, as part of Honor and Integrity Week, began holding events on campus Monday that will continue through Friday to help keep honest and ethical student behavior at the forefront of students’ minds. “We really try to do it before all the studying for exams and final papers begin,” said Jessica Caldwell, honor system outreach coordinator. The system hears cases when students violate the Honor Code and determines guilt and possible punishments, including suspension and expulsion. About 150 students go before the Honor Court each year. All students sign a pledge when applying to UNC that states that they will uphold the Code. While the student attorney general’s staff and Honor Court members deal with day-to-day administrative functions, the outreach branch works to keep students mindful of the honor pledge. Beginning Monday, students involved with the system have been in the Pit to answer questions, talk about the system and distribute cookies, pens and other handouts. “We do this in hopes that maybe someone will use that pen when
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they take an exam and keep the honor system in mind,” Caldwell said. Flyers at the table in the Pit include information about Honor Court sanctions involving academic misconduct — such as cheating — and behavior-related misconduct — such as drug possession. “We want people to know that if you do get a DWI, you are going to come to the Honor Court,” Caldwell said. “It’s not just all academicrelated.” An honor pledge book also will be in the Pit this week. Created in 2002, it is composed of signatures of students who want to re-emphasize their commitment to the Code. Several students in the Pit said they support honor week. “I think it’s important to celebrate honor week,” said Nancy Thomas, a junior history major. “It not only raises awareness about the system but it also allows us to celebrate something that is unique to UNC.” The Honor Code has been a fundamental part of student life at UNC for more than 130 years. One of the values students emphasize is the ability of fellow students on the court to empathize with a student coming before the court. According to the system’s Web site, UNC is one of only a few universities that has a student-led system. Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample violations and punishments: The usual sanction for academic misconduct, such as cheating on a final or plagiarism, is a onesemester suspension and a failing grade in the course. The minimum sanction for a sexual assault case is two semesters suspension. The minimum sanction for possession of a Schedule I or II drug (LSD, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, etc.) is one-semester suspension.
When a student sells, manufactures or delivers a Schedule I or II drug, the required sanction for the first offense is expulsion. This sanction disbars the student from being able to attend any of the 16 UNC-system universities. The minimum sanction for driving while impaired by drugs, alcohol or other substances is a one-semester suspension.
tudents protested at Tuesday’s Student Congress meeting against the funding of Students for a Democratic Society. Congress narrowly passed a bill Tuesday night that appropriated $2,095 to the group to bring three speakers to campus. Sophomore Zack De La Rosa led the protes-
Carrboro aldermen take Slade three weeks early Bus shelters, water plan also discussed BY Christoffer o’connor staff writer
As expected, Sammy Slade was appointed early to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen at Tuesday’s meeting. Slade was elected Nov. 3 but was sworn in Tuesday to fill the seat of John Herrera, who resigned in August. The decision was unanimous. Slade will serve the remainder of Herrera’s term, and will be sworn in again in three weeks when his term officially begins.
Bus shelter bid rejected The board rejected a bid to install three new bus shelters in the town. The bid, submitted by Charlotte company Hamlett and Associates, called for two of the shelters to be built on already existing concrete pads along N.C. 54 and one on a concrete pad on West Main Street in front of Town Hall.
tors in addressing Congress, arguing that the speakers aren’t qualified to receive funding aside from travel and publicity costs associated with the event. Congress gave SDS only about a third of the funding the group originally requested. Visit dailytarheel.com/pit-talk for the full story. Making the cut Dance Marathon is limiting its numbers to 1,600 participants for the next event. See pg. 3 for story.
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enough water until at least 2047 in the worst case scenario. The aldermen postponed the discussion of the presentation to give them more time to familiarize themselves with the material presented.
Carrboro received federal stimulus funding of $48,296 for the project, but the company bid $63,057 for the project. The town would have had to cover the difference. The board unanimously rejected Project funds detailed the bid. Another round of bidding Town Manager Steve Stewart is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 1. detailed finances for town projects, including the planned Martin OWASA Luther King Jr. Park and Weaver Ed Holland, planning director Street reconstruction. Stewart gave a presentation on for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, presented a report on the function of the town’s Capital the group’s draft updates to the Improvements Program. Under the program, Carrboro Long-Range Water Supply Plan. The plan recommends the has about $38.1 million allocated to expansion of the Quarry Reservoir long-term projects, Stewart said. He said some projects might west of Carrboro and purchasing never move out of the discussion water from neighboring towns. “This is the first time we’ve talk- phase or may take longer than ed about a comprehensive over- planned to complete. All projects are subject to review haul of our water supply,” Holland said. “We looked at overall trends during the upcoming annual budof water use and individual water get process, he said. use.” Contact the City Editor He said expanding the reserat email@example.com. voir would supply the county with
Sammy Slade swears in as a newly elected Carrboro alderman with the support of his niece, Amelia Briggs, on Tuesday night at Carrboro Town Hall. Slade replaces John Herrera, who resigned in August.
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Carson who? Women’s basketball whooped Carson-Newman in Tuesday’s exhibition. See pg. 6 for story.
Curtain coming up The PlayMakers cast is prepped for the first show of “Nicholas Nickleby.” See pg. 3 for story.
Road to recovery Residents of SunStone Apartments are recovering from last month’s fire. See pg. 7 for story.
Where’s the beach? Members of the UNC surf club don’t need a beach nearby to make a splash. See pg. 8 for story.
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tom VanAntwerp, in response to a funding request from students for a democratic society potentially being cut
Musical theater deserves due credit
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
secretly like musicals. Probably shouldn’t have said that, right? Whenever I tell people, they give me looks like I’ve just told them I’m in a Nickelback tribute band or have just expressed an interest in naked ice skating. Musician friends of mine shake their heads and judge me. It’s not real art, they say. And furthermore, it’s kind of embarrassing. But why? Because the music is catchy? Because there’s dancing? Because the drama kids were the ones we all made fun of in high school? When I saw Pauper Players’ “The Wild Party” last week, there were as many adults in the audience as students, and it was way too easy to find seats in the tiny Union Caberet. Embarrassing, for a well-done production. The stigma our society has against musical theater is stupid and prevents people from seeing performances they may enjoy. Let’s examine the common excuses: that “Hairspray” and its ilk are unrealistic, less artistic than traditional drama or music, and that the number of eyelinered men in the cast make our straight male friends reluctant to attend shows. On the first point, I have to agree. Of course musicals are unrealistic — but that’s the point. No one’s friends break into song in an attempt to solve their problems (and if they do, I’d suggest finding new friends). But that suspension of disbelief makes a show like “Wicked” 500 times more exciting to see on stage than, say, “Death of a Salesman.” Sure, fantastic scenes don’t mirror our day-to-day existence: They hint at something greater, more interesting. As for the pooh-pooh-ing done by “real” artists and musicians, I’d say they’re jealous. Good musical thespians are like triathletes, able to strike a chord, then strike a pose — then break into a tap dance. The multitasking it takes to pull off every coordinated song and dance number deserves respect if not praise. They also aren’t afraid to make a fool of themselves. Orating “to be or not to be” takes guts, but the true heroes of show business are able to pull off much sillier lines. In last week’s “The Wild Party,” Jessica Sorgi belted out, “I planned a wellrendered, one-gendered lesbian love story/With good old-fashioned sex in every line!” It was one of the best songs of the show, but I certainly would have blushed if I’d had to sing it. Whenever I mention an upcoming show, my guy friends are first to come up with “very important appointments” that mysteriously conflict with every performance. Do you blame them? A single act of “West Side Story” is worse than “The Notebook” plus some episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” in guy cred. But that’s dumb. Some of the most famous musicals have all of the elements of popular action movies: there’s a bunch of torture in “Phantom of the Opera,” “West Side Story” ends with a gang fight, and even “The Sound of Music” has Nazis. If guys still complain that “Sweeny Todd” isn’t for them, I suppose they could go back to watching our tight-pantsed, eye makeuped football team dance around on TV instead. The way I see it, musical theater is an overlooked art form. People are too unfamiliar with it to like it, and too scared of seeming dorky to give it a try. But you don’t have to be that way.
Cap and trade-o≠ UNC o∞cials should at least discuss implications of having the 18 percent out-of-state student cap lifted
he administration needs to seriously discuss the effect the UNC system’s 18 percent out-of-state student cap has on UNC-Chapel Hill. The Daily Tar Heel recently reported that administrators have no intent to even consider doing so as they craft the University’s new academic plan. There is no reason for this refusal. This University is relatively inexpensive for in-state students. And because it is also a very competitive academic and athletic institution, the high percentage of in-state students means the University receives a lot of taxpayer money from the government. UNC-CH shouldn’t have to rely so heavily on the fickle fiscal state of the government for its funding. Allowing more out-of-state students would aid the University in two ways. First, the University would
become more competitive academically. Admitting more out-of-state students might increase the average test scores of the incoming class, giving the school a higher ranking and thus attracting even more highcaliber high school seniors. It would also bring in more money for the University. Each out-of-state student currently pays more than five times as much in tuition as in-state students do. Raising the out-of-state cap just 2 percent to 20 percent would bring only a few hundred more students not from North Carolina, but more than $1 million a year just in tuition to UNC. In 2008, 19.6 percent of incoming freshmen were from out of state, although the University stayed under 18 percent through a scholarship loophole. It appears that the University
desires more out-of-state students than it is legally allowed. This administration should stand up and say the legislature ought the raise the cap. As the state’s flagship school, they would certainly have a loud voice. Even if their efforts didn’t come to fruition, the dialogue alone would be healthy to current education discussion. And with the recent departure of N.C. Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, a huge proponent of the cap, the time is right for discussion. Besides, freeing up money from education could allow legislators to fund other projects around the state. There is no reason to refuse discussing an idea that could give more money to both the University and communities statewide. UNC-CH administrators should at least begin a dialogue about the out-of-state cap.
Don’t forget service aspect
Following through on Homecoming projects key
f Homecoming royalty don’t follow through on their projects, the contest risks becoming a pointless popularity contest. This is a shame, considering the service potential. This year’s royalty, Desmond Rowe and Carly Brantmeyer, should be obligated to complete successfully their projects within the year. This would help put the focus of the tradition squarely back on service. Every year countless candidates promise to raise disease awareness, assist hospital patients and educate little children. But following through fully is the true test
of the Homecoming contest’s success. The 2009 Homecoming king and queen must be held to a high standard in order to preserve the importance of their titles. Brantme yer ’s program, PhotoTEACH, will focus on educating children from lowincome families about photography. But working actively to engage children with the arts is an initiative that requires the support of the community, not just one person. Rowe’s proposed relief project, Caring and Active Relief Through Athletics and Community, requires funding and support from local busi-
nesses and volunteers. Although only students had a hand in the vote, both students and members of the community need to help the king and queen pursue their charitable endeavors. Everyone has the ability to volunteer time or dedicate funds to each worthy cause. As spokespeople, Rowe and Brantmeyer need to call for action. Nothing will be achieved unless these two take the initiative. Students aren’t voting for a title — but for a platform. These projects should be acted on as well as followed up on in the future.
Vision is farsighted
Focus on University’s global prestige misguided
he University is preparing to draft a new academic plan. The last one was completed in 2003, and the new one will set the University’s goals for the next several years. The last plan focused on internationalizing the University, and the new one probably will as well. The push to internationalize seems to be more focused on increasing UNC’s prestige rather than preparing students for an increasingly interconnected world. UNC’s 2003 academic plan set a goal to “Extend Carolina’s global presence, research and teaching.” But merely increasing UNC’s name recognition and prestige, and even adding classes, doesn’t necessarily prepare students for a globalized world. Students will only be adequately prepared for a globalized world if the University gives
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us more specific and deeper knowledge of other cultures — for example, requiring clusters of language, history and other classes around a particular region. That student preparation should be the internationalization focus of the next academic plan. The University needs to move from broad ideas to specific refinement. The 2003 plan recommended
that the University “build and integrate global issues and perspectives” into undergraduate curricula. Thus far, the most direct difference I’ve seen is the “Connections” section on my academic worksheet. In order to prepare students for a globalized world, the University needs to reform that section of the general education curriculum. For better preparedness, students are going to need a curriculum that brings more than a general knowledge of global issues. We’re going to need a curriculum that actually helps us understand other cultures. The University needs to keep this in mind as it prepares the next academic plan. The language of the 2003 report needs to be replaced with student-centric proposals that change the way UNC students are educated about the world.
Lack of coverage of step show is very disrespectful
Reaction to Homecoming posters is unwarranted
TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in regards to the National Panhellenic Council step show that took place this past Friday at Memorial Hall. Eight Greek organizations of the “Divine Nine,” or the nine historically black fraternities and sororities — five of the chapters from UNC — dazzled the audience in a spectacular show of elaborate steps. Monday’s issue of The Daily Tar Heel had no coverage whatsoever of this event. I find that abhorrent. It is one of Homecoming’s largest events, second only to the football game, uniting alumni and students to celebrate the hard work that these students have put into this competition. Moreover, myself being of European descent, I found the treatment of the event’s black patronage to be even more obnoxious than the DTH’s lack of publicity. Signs outside of Memorial Ha l l r e a d , “ No Fo o d . No Weapons.” People were patted down and bags were searched upon entry. I was not patted down. As well, more than 20 police officers worked inside and outside the step show. I would say that I have attended almost 30 events at this particular venue, many of them high profile, yet I never witnessed this amount of security, if any, being put into them. They were events that catered, possibly, more so to Europeandescended patronage.
TO THE EDITOR: In response to Chelsea Cook’s letter “Sexist language on posters undermines Homecoming,” (Nov. 10): I hear all this talk about freedom of speech being limited on this campus, but every time someone puts up a poster that says anything it is claimed as being “racist” or “misogynist.” When is everyone going to grow up? First of all, the people that made those posters most likely had no intention of offending anyone. When people take things literally and out of context, it starts a bunch of unnecessary drama. Why do people take everything out of context and turn it around so it is offensive? The words used in the poster had nothing to do with sex; they were referring to a football game. The only way something can undermine a Homecoming football game is if you want it to. Football is a violent sport, should we not watch the football game because it is violent? It seems like we are stretching those slogans on the posters out so they appear offensive. If you have to explain why something is offensive to people then you are wasting your time. Brian Collin Senior Psycholgoy
The ’Turn the Town Pink’ event was a big success
TO THE EDITOR: The Millennium Village Project is a development strategy focused on alleviating extreme poverty in Africa. UNC’s chapter has pledged to raise $1.5 million in support of the village in Sauri, Kenya. In collaboration with other campus organizations, MVP has organized the annual Cheza Kwa Tumaini benefit concert. Performances will include Bhangra Elite, Inversions, Cadence, Eek Taal, the WalkOns, ModernExtensions, Psalm 100 and Que Rico. There will also be a chance to win awesome raffle prizes including eight basketball tickets, cash and gift certificates. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. at Memorial Hall, and tickets can be purchased for $6 in the Pit and at the Memorial Hall Box Office. A s the students at this University gain increasingly more opportunities to study and travel around the world, we feel as though this week is a valuable occasion to open the discussion about the future of our global society.
TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of cancer patients and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a huge thank you goes to Chapel Hill and Carrboro for the outstanding community effort to “Turn the Town Pink”. In an amazing first-time effort, more than 60 community partners “Turned the Town Pink” by decorating their place of business or Web site in pink. Some merchants participated with instore campaigns, others sold specialty items and others donated food, drink and auction items in support of UNC Lineberger’s “Tickled Pink” and “Tickled Pink Twilight” events. From retail stores to restaurants, radio stations to real estate offices, local newspapers to auto dealerships — these outstanding community partners stepped up to contribute to patient and family support programs at UNC Lineberger and the N.C. Cancer Hospital. People who have been touched by cancer can tell you that these programs are a source of compassion, information and needed therapies for those facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Many are offered to patients free of charge, relieving anxiety at an already stressful time. What a thrill it was to see Chapel Hill and Carrboro community partners come out in support of programs that truly make a difference to cancer patients every day — making the first year of “Turn the Town Pink” a resounding success. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Eleanor Cooper Michelle Rugel Co-chairwomen Millennium Village Project
H. Shelton Earp Director UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
John Mundell Senior Spanish, Latin American Studies
Benefit concern this week will help with MVP goals
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