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NOT JUST ANOTHER ROLL 6 vie to be the next student body president By Kevin Kiley

Assistant University Editor

online | STUDENT ELECTIONS Learn all you need to know about the candidates on our student elections page under the tab “Special Sections” at

university | page 8 DRESSED FOR SUCCESS A new professional readiness fund aims to help students prepare for interviews, including helping those who can’t afford to buy the right attire.

state | page 11 TEXTBOOK POLICY UNC system officials will meet this week to hear what progress has been made for making textbooks affordable. Measures include book buyback programs and systemwide book sharing.

For the about 40 student election candidates, today is what months of hard work have come down to. And it surely will be a stressful day. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., students will log on to Student Central and vote on which candidates should be the next to represent students. And during that time, candidates and their campaign staffs will be yelling in the Pit, dormstorming in residence halls, talking on the phone with friends and doing whatever they can to get votes. “I don’t remember eating anything but Red Bull all day,” said James Allred, the 2006-07 student body president. Michael Betts, Ron Bilbao, Thomas Edwards, Jasmin Jones, Ashley Klein and Matt Wohlford have spent the last four weeks — and much of last semester — figuring out how to get students to vote for them for student body president. But for at least four of them, tonight will be the end of the line. Two will likely face another week of campaigning. If no student garners a majority of votes cast, the top two vote-getters will face off in a runoff election next Tuesday. With six candidates, that’s likely to happen. Allred, who never faced a runoff himself but worked on campaigns that did, said the dynamics of the election change after tonight. Since four candidates — with large campaign teams — likely will be eliminated, he said winning their support will be a big strategy for the continuing candidates. “After this, it becomes about building a coalition,” Allred said. “That can build momentum, change the election.” During the past month, the six candidates have tried to differentiate themselves through their platforms — which address such disparate ideas as tuition and sustainable food and outline ways of achieving these goals.

AGRICULTURE SUMMIT Orange County farmers met to discuss promoting the importance of agriculture to residents. Steve Troxler, N.C. Agriculture Commissioner, also addressed the gathering.

online | BLOG: OLYMPIC TEAM Watch video by our editors at the Special Olympics World Winter Games.

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HOw to vote when Today, between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

where Online at Student Central or at voting booths set up in the Pit by the Board of Elections.


FULL VOTER GUIDE: A comprehensive look at candidates for student body, senior class and CAA president . PG. 6,7

Renewable energy student fee referendum Voters will be asked today whether to renew a $4 student fee used to fund environmental projects on campus.

The lowdown Originally created in 2003, the fee was renewed in 2005 with 85 percent of the vote.

The fee raises about $200,000 annually. The renewable energy special projects committee determines which projects to fund. Past projects have included solar panels on the roof of Morrison Residence Hall, biodiesel fuel in P2P buses and geothermal wells under the N.C. Botanical Gardens.

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Officials are investigating reports that UNC athletes were involved in a fight in a Franklin Street restaurant early Sunday. Police said the athletes could have been UNC football players, but couldn’t confirm that fact. Athletics department spokesman Steve Kirschner said his office has received a report of the involvement of a student athlete. No charges had been filed as of 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The fight, which Chapel Hill Police Capt. Bob Overton described as “an all-out brawl,” occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at BSki’s restaurant. There was some pushing and shoving towards the front of the restaurant as multiple groups of people came in, said sophomore Clay Macfarlane, who was sitting at a table in the middle of the room. The restaurant was packed, said first-year Lex-Jordan Ibegbu. “There were so many people in

there you couldn’t walk,” Ibegbu said. Then, suddenly, a man turned around and swung at another man nearby, Macfarlane said. “At which point it seemed like everyone started going at it,” Macfarlane said. He ran from the restaurant with his friends. “I got out of there pretty quickly,” Macfarlane said. People threw chairs and caused a total of $200 in damage to chairs and railings in the restau-

FEB. 10, 1969 … Student Body President Ken Day meets with the provost with the hope of adding one or two additional reading days before exams. At the time, students had one reading day.

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rant, he said. A large crowd of people were running out of the restaurant when several police officers responded. There were no serious injuries in the incident. Initial reports stated that Stefon Janale Williams, a Durham resident, had his $10,000 gold chain stolen. But police have since determined that it was just lost during the fight. Williams would not comment further on what he called “just a scuffle.”

Police said that they’re still investigating what started the brawl. “A lot of people don’t want to talk about it,” Overton said. Kirschner said University officials are looking into the incident but do not have names of anyone who was involved. “We have very basic information at this point,” he said. City Editor Max Rose contributed reporting. Contact the City Editor at

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To vote online, log in at with your Onyen and password. Click on the “Vote in student elections” button that will appear on the left-hand side of the page. To vote in person, find a booth manned by the Board of Elections. One will be near the Pit, another in Rams Head Plaza.

Athletes may be involved in BSki’s brawl By Evan Rose

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But both Allred and current president J.J. Raynor said the platforms are only half of the game. “The SBP’s job often is to go above and beyond the platform,” Raynor said. “But he or she has to deal with things that have come up. Someone says, ‘Hey, what’s the students’ opinion on this,’ they have to be able to give a credible

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By Mike Ehrlich Senior Writer

In the locker room at halftime during Monday’s North CarolinaDuke game, there was one word Sylvia Hatchell made sure never to utter: turnover. Considering her team had just committed 20 of them in only 20 minutes of basketball, this omission might seem crazy. Instead, she chose a glass-half-full approach. “I did not say anything to them about the turnovers at halftime,” Hatchell said. “I said, look, it’s a two-point game.” And her team responded. No. 8 North Carolina followed its sloppiest first half of the season with maybe its most inspired second half to come away with a 75-60 victory against the No. 4 Blue Devils. “We were overdoing everything,” UNC forward Rashanda McCants said of the first half. “We were doing things we wouldn’t usually do, taking quick shots and not rebounding. It wasn’t a comfortable feeling out there in the first half.” The discomfort showed in a miserable offensive output. Were it not for a late surge, the team would have entered the break with more turnovers than points.


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Senior Rashanda McCants scored 19 of her 22 points in the second half and helped lead a furious Tar Heel comeback against Duke.

The class of 2013 will learn about struggles faced by immigrant students as part of this year’s summer reading program. The program’s book selection committee had its last meeting Thursday, when it finalized its choice of “A Home on the Field” by Paul Cuadros, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The book explores the issue of immigration through the story of Cuadros’ experience as a high school soccer coach. As coach of the men’s team at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, Cuadros had many team members who emigrated from Hispanic countries. The team won a state championship, even though Hispanic students on the team encountered anti-immigrant sentiment and other obstacles related to their immigrant status. “It will certainly be a book that engages students but also a book that is close to home for over 80 percent of students,” said April Mann, director of the summer reading program, referring to the percentage of in-state students in each first-year class. Each year, incoming students are asked to read a book over the summer and then attend a discussion session just before classes start.

UNC professor Paul Cuadros’ “A Home on the Field” was chosen as the 2009 summer reading book. “We wanted something that would spark discussion, that would introduce students to academic life at Carolina and something they might have an opinion about,” said Wyatt Bruton, a sophomore and member of the selection committee. He added that the book is relevant in terms of looking at the University and its role in immigration. “It’s a small story but part of a bigger picture,” he said. Cuadros said he was both honored and humbled by the committee’s decision. “The best thing about it is some of the other young people are going to read about these kids,” he said. Cuadros, who still coaches soccer at Jordan-Matthews, said he hopes students who read the book will come away with a better understanding of their peers who have emigrated from Hispanic countries and the challenges they face in the U.S. The book selection committee is made up of three faculty, three staff

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hinese police scuffled with traditional dragon dancers in Dejiang county, leading to at least 13 injuries Sunday. The dragon dance, part of the Lantern Festival celebrating the Chinese New Year week, is banned in the downtown area of Dejiang. A crowd of more than 2,000 spectators gathered as dancers stubbornly performed in protest of the government policy. NOTED. Three women in Washington state, convinced that another woman was having an affair with one of their boyfriends, attempted to deport the accused homewrecker on Monday. The jealous trio forced the woman, 28, into a car and drove her to a border patrol station. Their plan did not work.

Q U O T E D . “ When the train went through a tunnel, it was pitch black. It was like a ghost train.” — Beijing worker Zhang on his voyage on an inexplicably empty long-distance train  during the Chinese New Year. While trains during the holiday season are normally overcrowded, Zhang’s train had only one other passenger.

Police log n   A 2000 Mustang was stolen Sunday from a parking lot on Weaver Dairy Road, according to Chapel Hill police reports. T he silver car, valued at $10,000, was unlocked, according to reports n  A vehicle hit six mailboxes in a Chapel Hill neighborhood between Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The damage to the mailboxes, on Lakeshore and Brookview drives, was a total of $1,100, reports state. There was a separate report Saturday morning of a vandalized mailbox on Savannah Terrace. n   Someone threw a rock through a window of the Sigma Nu fraternity, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The window of the Fraternity Court house suffered damage worth $200 in the Sunday incident at about 5:38 a.m., reports state. n  An intoxicated person broke into the Emergency Management Services building on Roberson Street

while trying to stay warm, according to Carrboro police reports. Reports state that the person then entered an ambulance and got out with the keys early Friday. n  Police responded to a report of kids starting a fire outside an N.C. 54 apartment, according to Carrboro police reports. When police responded Saturday, the maintenance supervisor said he had put it out with a fire extinguisher, reports state. n  Someone complained about a suspicious young man urinating on Pathway Drive, according to Carrboro police reports. The complaint occurred at 5:46 a.m. Sunday, 30 minutes after the incident, reports state. The responding officer was unable to locate the man, who reports state was walking with a limp. n  Police responded to dogs barking on Colson Street, according to Carrboro police reports. The responding officer told the owner that the dog was keeping the neighbors awake, reports state.

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said. “It needs to be put in context of the burden this community has borne for the entire county.” Residents have said for years that local governments promised water and sewer services as a benefit for hosting the county landfill. The assembly of governments will discuss the petition on March 26.

Town will return to Aydan Court By Andrew Hartnett Staff Writer

Town officials decided Monday to postpone a decision on a development near Meadowmont until March. The Chapel Hill Town Council determined that it could not make a final decision about the 5.8-acre residential development, called Aydan Court, without a comparison Contact the City Editor of different options for the area. at Council members are concerned that the project will be detrimental to the nearby sensitive environment. The request is more dense than current standards allow outside of downtown. Developer Carol Ann Zinn’s plan asks for 58 multi-family condominiums and townhouses. Residents spoke for and against the development during the hour-long debate. If the town council eventually rejects Zinn’s plans, she said she will develop single-family homes on the site. Zinn’s current permit allows this and she said they are less environmentally friendly. Council members requested last year that town staff compare the environmental effects of Zinn’s plans with building single-family homes. But staff did not present that information to the council Monday. Town Manager Roger Stancil said he didn’t do the comparison because the density of Zinn’s plans aren’t allowed under current zoning. Council members said they are willing to reconsider that rule on the grounds that Zinn’s plans might be the least disruptive development option to the environment. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Ward said he was disappointed with town staff not completing a comparison. “I am embarrassed and dismayed that we don’t have it tonight,” Ward said. “I don’t feel like I can make an informed decision without the information we asked for.” Council member Bill Strom said he wants to better understand the choices before taking any action. “A lot of people I deeply respect dth/Alexandra Brawley have spoken for and against this Karen Murphy, Angela Bordbar and Jeff Grigston, left to right, participate in a hoop dancing class on Wednesday at the UNC Wellness project,” Strom said. “I want our Center at Meadowmont. The one-hour class meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and is taught by HoopDrum founder Julia Hartsell. staff to spend some time to allow us to have more information.” The town planning board voted unanimously in September of last year to recommend that the council deny Zinn’s rezoning request, citing environmental issues. eight years ago when she saw a hooping perBy Caroline Phillips LEARN TO HOOP DANCE Staff Writer Town staff, in a memo for formance at an Asheville music festival. Time: 7 p.m. Wednesdays Monday’s meeting, also recommendIn a small gym with purple walls, a group Inspired, she began making her own hoops Location: UNC Wellness Center at ed that the council reject the plans. of men and women twirl and step, all the from industrial tubing and brought them to Meadowmont while keeping brightly colored hoops spin- local gathering spots, like the lawn of Weaver Info: Contact the City Editor ning around their bodies. Street Market. at This gathering at the UNC Wellness Center “I very quickly realized I had to take more offers something non-traditional. than one hoop, because people wanted to “This is considered the hoop mecca of the This is hoop dancing, taught by accom- use them,” she said. world,” she said. “The fact that it’s so normal 2000 ft plished hooper Julia Hartsell, a pioneer of Now Hartsell spreads the word about hoop- around here—it’s totally ordinary and comCarrboro’s growing “hoop revolution.” ing through performances and classes. She monplace — I think that’s cool.” Hartsell and partner Scott Crews run also instigated an annual hooping convention, Hartsell says a goal of hooping is to HoopDrum, a Carrboro-based music and Hoop Convergence, in the area. achieve a state of “flow.” dance duo offering instruction and perforMost of the students in Hartsell’s weekly “It’s a state of movement where everything Aydan Court mance in hooping and drumming. class at the Wellness Center are regulars, and is in sync and everything is fluid and you’re not N.C. They are just one of the hoop dancing several have been hooping for a year or more. thinking,” Hartsell said. 54 “tribes” in Carrboro — a center for today’s London Wa, an optician from Durham, She believes in the healing benefits of hoopgrowing hoop culture, Crews said. compares hooping to moving meditation. ing — shamans of the past used hoops to alter Hoop dancers move constantly — walking, “You can get really in your body and in your their states so they could heal easier, she said. Finley standing on one foot, moving arms — all while head, and then out of your body,” she said. “I believe it is through the body that we Golf Club keeping a hoop spinning around the body. For Donna Fudale, an occupational health experience the divine,” she said. 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The Orange County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from new members for three advisory positions. The Board is accepting members for the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council, the OrangePerson-Chatham Area Program Board and the Equalizations and Review Board. The Recreation and Parks Advisory Council advises the board and the Recreation and Parks Department on a wide range of issues, including financial and personnel issues. The Program Board is a planning group for public health issues including community-based mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse programs. The Board of Equalization and Review analyzes tax lists for Orange County to ensure all properties are correctly valued for taxation. To apply, visit the county’s Web site at and click the “Volunteer Boards” icon.

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen is expected to pass a resolution today that could help the Rogers Road neighborhood receive public water and sewage services. Much of the community, which is historically black and lowerincome, does not have water pipes because it is a rural zone that is not completely within the jurisdiction of Chapel Hill or Carrboro. The resolution would refer a petition from community members to the Assembly of Governments, which consists of elected officials in Orange County. The petition asks that the Rogers Road neighborhood, which has housed the Orange County Landfill since 1972, be connected to the county’s public water and sewer utility. Both Chapel Hill and Carrboro received the petition and want to discuss the issue with the assembly instead of responding individually,

Alderman Dan Coleman said. Coleman said the petition will likely be discussed regardless of Carrboro’s decision because Chapel Hill has already resolved to refer the petition to the assembly. But he said a resolution from Aldermen would lend additional weight. Rev. Robert Campbell, cochairman of the Rogers-Eubanks Coalition to End Environmental Racism, a group that formed to advocate against placing a wastetransfer station in the neighborhood, said the work could be paid for with federal funds. Local governments need to collaborate to apply for federal money because much of the neighborhood is jointly owned. “Hopefully they will come to a consensus and say ‘We need to start a process and identify funds that will pay for this,’” Campbell said. There is no sense of what each town’s responsibility to provide ser-


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The Orange County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight to discuss, among several other topics, the personnel assignments for boards and commissions in the county. The board will also discuss the following: n  Open discussion on how to resolve boundary line disputes between Alamance and Orange counties. n   Reorganizing several existing departments related to public works into a new Department of Environment Sustainability and Public Assets. n Approval of a plan to re-write zoning and subdivision regulations.

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vices will be, Coleman said. Thirty-four percent of the residents are not connected to public water and 84 percent do not have public sewage connections. Chris Heaney, technical adviser to the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association said it costs thousands of dollars to connect an individual to the water system. Many residents who live near water mains can’t afford to connect their homes to the public system. And extending a sewer system to the entire community would cost $3 to $3.5 million. “To make it available, it has to be affordable,” Campbell said. Heaney said individuals are usually responsible for paying for connections to county water and sewage services. But he said the Rogers Road community deserves a different policy because of the long-time presence of the landfill. “If you live in an area where you’ve been providing a public benefit for a majority by hosting the waste for 30 years, at what point is compensation a part of the discussion?” Heaney

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A silver Ford pickup truck hit a light pole on East Franklin Street at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, damaging a transformer and leaving many without power. There were no reports of injuries from the crash on the 700-block of East Franklin, said Lt. Maria McPherson. Orange County 911 dispatchers received reports of stoplight outages on Hillsborough and Franklin streets, McPherson said. As of 10:30 p.m., there were 739 outages in Orange County, according to the Duke Energy Web site. The truck struck the light pole, breaking it in two places. The pole then fell onto East Franklin Street, scattering wires and debris across the road. Duke Energy officials at the scene said approximately 775 houses were without power just after the car struck the pole. Power was knocked out on East Franklin, from Boundary Street to Carolina Avenue, they said. The truck was towed to the side of the road at about 10:30 p.m. Officials began clearing the debris of the downed pole, car shrapnel and power lines off the road shortly thereafter. Duke Energy representatives at the scene said power would likely be off until the morning, when the debris would be fully cleared from the road.

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CAA, Carolina Fever to split Funding pushes UNC which made it difficult for them to conduct business and streamline activities, he said. Carolina Fever did not have its own treasurer, and difficulties arose when leaders had to transfer the group’s money through the CAA treasurer. “There was a lot of administrative red tape to go through,” Vance said. Andrew Coonin, CAA president, said the separation also will make it easier for Carolina Fever members to handle their monetary issues. “This will allow the CAA treasurer to breathe a little more,” Coonin said. The separation also will make a distinction between Carolina Fever, which serves dues-paying members, and the CAA, which serves the entire student body. “The CAA is part of student government and is elected by the student body, so it is important that the CAA serve the entire student body,” Coonin said. Talk of the split began about

three months ago and involved Carolina Fever, CAA and athletics department administrators. “We want to continue to work collaboratively with both of these groups,” said Rick Steinbacher, associate director of athletics for marketing. “We’ve got a great working relationship with the current leaders.” All three candidates for next year’s CAA president were optimistic about the split. “The two groups can now treat each other as equals,” said candidate John Russell. “They both have the same goal — to promote UNC athletics.” Candidate Nick Varunok said he believed the separation of Carolina Fever will be “mutually beneficial” for both groups. Candidate Courtney Brown said the separation of the two groups will be “a great way for the CAA to better serve the entire student body.”

Tomorrow goals back By Caroline Dye Staff Writer

UNC-Chapel Hill has committed to pursuing initiatives to respond to state needs during the next 20 years, but in a more financially selective way. UNC Tomorrow plans were set into motion last May at the 16 system universities. They are now in the implementation phase, but budget concerns have left new programs in limbo. Because campuses have dwindling budget resources to devote to UNC Tomorrow, the UNC-system schools are selectively funding related projects, said Norma Houston, executive director of UNC Tomorrow. Houston said priority was being given to proven older programs. “The focus is not so much starting new programs, but focusing Contact the University Editor on those programs that are most at responsive to the needs of the

state,” she said. UNC-CH will fully fund its Community-Campus Partnership for Tomorrow — broadly defined as a project designed to foster relationships with underserved N.C. communities — but will not be pursuing any other new initiatives, said Mike Smith, vice chancellor for public service and engagement. “ T he Community- Campus Partnership for Tomorrow became the centerpiece,” Smith said. “Funding that was committed will be continued, which I think is remarkable,” he said. Smith said UNC-CH Chancellor Ho l d e n T h o r p a n d Pr o v o s t Bernadette Gray-Little jointly pledged to raise a one-time grant of $350,000. The University is currently in the process of raising those funds and hopes to begin

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Ruckus music service no longer an option at UNC Free, legal music ended last Friday By C. Ryan Barber Staff Writer

UNC students visiting the Ruckus music sharing Web site were greeted Friday by simple black-and-red text announcing that the “service will no longer be provided.” The closing of Ruckus, an online music service that made free, legal music available to all American colleges, was met with discontent from some of the UNC student body. The demise of Ruckus also renewed the University’s challenge to curb widespread illegal downloading.

“I was pretty upset. Actually, really upset,” said Shenise Gilyard, a first-year chemistry major. “I don’t use iTunes because it’s a dollar a song. Ruckus was great because I didn’t have to buy songs I was just interested in.” Rob Stewart, a junior environmental studies major, echoed Gilyard’s concern about costs. “It’s unfortunate,” Stewart said. “That was a sweet deal we had, not having to pay for music.” Hailed by record company executives for its role in stymieing copyright violations, Ruckus was first adopted by UNC in November 2006 when the site discarded its

subscription-based policy and became advertising-based. The site requires colleges to register with the site but not pay. Ruckus allows anyone with a valid college e-mail address to download songs that are encrypted to prevent transfers to MP3 players. Ruckus did not respond to requests for comment. The program is similar to other programs such as LimeWire and Pandora Internet radio. Some loyal Ruckus users said they will switch to those programs, though users of LimeWire could be at risk of violating copyright laws. “First I was upset, then I was really upset when I couldn’t get the licenses for the music I already

had,” said Domonique Garland, a first-year majoring in communication studies. “The next thing I’m going to do is LimeWire.” Former Student Body President James Allred, who served in the 2006-07 school year, was instrumental in establishing Ruckus on the UNC campus. Allred said he saw the legal file-sharing service as an appropriate remedy to suits filed by the Recording Industry Association of America and complaints from the state legislature. “First of all, we had students served with suits from the RIAA,” said Allred. “They had been downloading music illegally through the UNC server. That was a problem we


“I don’t use iTunes because it’s a dollar a song. Ruckus was great because I didn’t have to buy songs I was just interested in.” SHENISE GILYARD, FIRST-YEAR CHEMISTRY MAJOR were worried about becoming more frequent.” Allred added that the N.C. General Assembly also was threatening to intervene if illegal downloading continued at UNC. “We decided to give an alternative rather than have a higher power come in,” he said. First-year Ph.D. student Aaron Ratcliffe said he would not replace Ruckus with illegal downloading sites.

“I think Ruckus was a good alternative for some people,” he said. “I’m kind of past the whole file-sharing, illegal downloading thing. “I’ ll probably resort now to something like Pandora or Internet streaming radio, but I won’t have the opportunity to play a song on command.” Contact the University Editor at


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Breland’s post defense anchors UNC win Holds Duke star to 4-of-15 shooting By Chris Hempson Assistant Sports Editor

The questions persisted all week. What would North Carolina do against Duke without Erlana Larkins and LaToya Pringle? With the Blue Devils sporting alleverything Chante Black in the post, the doubts were well-deserved. As Duke’s only double figure scorer and leading rebounder, Black looked primed for a monster game. But less than two minutes into the first half, these assumptions quickly went away. As Black took a pass in the post and turned to shoot, she came face-

to-face with a Tar Heel who would follow her the rest of the night. Jessica Breland. “She is an unbelievable shotblocker,” UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “She does a great job with it.” Each time Black called and pleaded for a pass inside during the first half, there was Breland. She might not have been the primary defender, but Black certainly won’t forget about her — or the 26.7 percent shooting night Breland gave her. “She has unbelievable timing in there,” Hatchell said. “And that psychologically does something to players. They start thinking, ‘Where is she, where is she?’”

But it wasn’t just Breland’s inside star-shadowing that left the Blue Devils flustered. The junior made her presence known in all facets of the game. In addition to several stadiumjarring blocks, Breland mustered six steals, 14 points and an assist. And with North Carolina scavenging for points all throughout the first, it might have been Breland’s ability to throw outlet passes that mattered most early. With the Tar Heels constantly facing a Blue Devil full-court press, Breland was counted on again and again to get UNC out of pressure. At one point midway through the first, Breland grabbed a rebound and — with two defenders in her face — threw a chest pass to Italee

Lucas, who began a fastbreak that would lead to three points. “I thought that was one of the biggest differences in the game,” Hatchell said, “is that we broke the press and scored off it.” When Breland wasn’t leading the break, she was sure to finish it. During a 10-0 momentumswinging run to end the first, Breland stood positioned just inside the 3-point arch. As point guard Cetera DeGraffenreid darted inside the lane, Breland stepped forward. DeGraffenreid spotted her and quickly kicked out. The score didn’t touch the rim. Still, if this night will be remembered for one thing, it will be Breland on the boards. To maintain the high standards

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IT’S IN YOUR HANDS. eeks of painting signs, signing petitions and dormstorming have come down to this. You now have

the power to choose the officers who will represent you in the next year. And your choices will surely resonate. These students will be the ones representing you to admin-

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istrators, state government and the commu- to make an informed decision. As Captain nity at large. The Daily Tar Heel has been Planet always said, the power is yours. working since before election season began DTH ONLINE: Hear straight from the candidates about their top priorities. Click “Student Elections” under “Special Sections.” to compile all the information you’ll need


Meet your student body president candidates Ron Bilbao

Thomas Edwards

Jasmin Jones

Ashley Klein

Matt Wohlford


Create innovative methods for generating student input. Work with student groups to best use resources such as UNC Mobile. Create Carolina 101, a semester-long informational class for incoming first-year students. Lead Project One, a student-led fundraising campaign. Engage students academically through the creation of upperclassman seminars. Create a peer mentoring program. Establish academic partnerships with the town. Push for more merit-based scholarships to make UNC more competitive even with enrollment growth. Ensure that need-based financial aid does not take a budget cut. Implement the results of current President J.J. Raynor’s Best Carolina initiative

Change student government into an organization that works for you. Place more academic advising resources online, including a mechanism to chat online with advisers. Bring more local foods to the dining halls. Create a tuition expense report, which details where revenue from tuition increases go. The report would be published online and publicized around campus. Get funding or grants to place more recycling bins around campus. Distribute debit cards to student organizations for event purchases. Create an alumni-undergraduate mentoring program. Create a service organization committee to foster communication and collaboration, pool resources and avoid duplicating efforts.

Create an open, honest and inclusive culture in student government. Accomplish our platform while still remaining flexible enough to tackle other issues. Improve public safety on campus as well as in the surrounding communities so students are never forced to choose between involvement and safety. Increase the amount of direct interaction between student government and the student body. Connect students to student organizations to ensure they have a place at UNC where their ideas and interests can be pursued. Collect feedback from students about issues student government is currently working to solve. Work with University administrators to reduce our expenses while ensuring that the student experience is not negatively impacted. Publicize the services currently funded by student fees to ensure accountability.

Inform students about resources that contribute to a successful academic career. Enhance the student life experience to help students connect to UNC. Facilitate more collaboration among student groups. Create a shared dialog about safety for all students. Connect off-campus students to one another and to the University. Work with issues faced by specific communities, such as transfer students. Encourage unity amongst the Greek community. Bring ATMs to South Campus. Establish a disaster relief team. Create an official public relations team.

Make UNC students feel safe on campus. Ensure that I have done everything possible to make tuition fair and predictable for students. Allow all students to track my platform progress on an efficient and informative Web site. Make every student able to access and become involved in student government. The Department of Public Safety will offer anonymous reporting as an option for sexually assaulted students. Create a reverse P2P route. Make community service easy to find and easy to do. Get the ”wireless in dorms” project up and running. Lenior and Rams Head dining halls will use less Styrofoam and plastic and offer more local foods. Combine course evaluations with a UNC Pick-a-Prof service on the new Student Central.

Use the Carolina Advocacy Committee to push the N.C. General Assembly to create more predictable tuition policies. Improve campus safety, especially by highlighting the Rave Guardian program. Advance the arts at Carolina, through streamlining and centralizing the performance space reservation process and creating a “New Arts Committee.” Help protect the environment by working with administrators to reduce waste, conserve water and eradicate invasive plant species. Make student government more diverse and highlight the diversity of events on campus. Create a green events guide to publish the activities of student groups. Make sure Student Congress adequately funds all groups, with the threat of a presidential veto of its budget if they are not.

Hometown: Greensboro Class: Sophomore Major: Public policy, communications Fill in the blank: “If you want a charismatic, inspirational visionary who will engage the administration to create limitless opportunities for students, vote for me.”

Hometown: Miami, Fla. Class: Junior Major: Political science Fill in the blank: “If you want a president with the experience, vision and drive to fight for you every day, vote for me.”

As a sophomore, I’ll be here that extra year to see projects all the way through, so if I do start discussions with them on something, the following year I’d follow up with that.”

The office should be filled with someone who can represent all the cross sections of the student body. … I see Carolina from so many different perspectives.” — on why he would make a good sbp

— on the advantage of being a sophomore


Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. Class: Junior Major: Biology Fill in the blank: “If you want to be included in student government, vote for me.”

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. Class: Junior Major: Journalism, international relations Fill in the blank: “If you want an innovative leader concerned about your future, vote for me.”

We’ve always said that I’m running for student body president because I want to serve the student body, and I feel that my experience and vision allow me to do that effectively.”

Hometown: Edenton Class: Junior Major: History, Spanish Fill in the blank: “If you want fierce dedication and innovative government, vote for me.”

I feel like I embody the Carolina spirit — a feeling that’s developed through all the students that I’ve met and the work I’ve done on campus.”











Meet your senior class officer candidates Tim Nichols/Tina Chen-Xu

Meggie Staffiera/Sebastian Williams

Hometown: Seattle, Wash. Class: Junior Major: Economics, philosophy Fill in the blank: “If you want a candidate with the experience to persuade those with real power to get things done the way you want them done, vote for me.”

I’m a motivator. … I love talking to people. I get really excited when I’m talking to the rest of the team.” — on her leadership skills

— on why she’s running for sbp

— on why he’s running for SbP

Everything in my platform is something I can do myself, or I say who I will work with to make it happen. I only wanted to say things that I thought were innovative and feasible.” — on Why his platform is the shortest

Meet your CAA candidates Courtney Brown

John Russell

Nicholas Varunok

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Work with the selection committee to ensure that we get a great speaker at graduation. Senior block seating at the Homecoming football game. Leave a legacy of giving seniors input and choice in the Senior Campaign. Networking nights to build long-lasting relationships with alumni. Raise $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity and build a house for a needy Hillsborough family. Fun for everyone. Whether you drink or not, we are going to have events planned so that you can have a great senior year, including hockey and bowling nights.

Have fun — with frequent bar nights, raves, senior class talent shows, a senior formal, masquerade ball, movie nights, holiday parties and ice cream socials. Create a better graduate advising program and host off-campus networking nights. Appoint dedicated, passionate, driven, organized leaders to work on our committees as marshals. Make graduation memorable through an engaging Commencement speaker. Prepare students for life after graduation through finance workshops and life-skill trainings. Leave a lasting impact on the Carolina community.

Have students understand what CAA does. Make bowl game ticket price upgrade policy clearer. Increase the appreciation for all student athletes. Have a football season kickoff. Donate money and equipment to underprivileged schools. Start a ticket exchange policy where tickets are redistributed the day before games. Get fans to “Stay till the End,” aka after singing the alma mater. Have the best fans in the country!

Create a large CAA listserv to better inform UNC students. Create a ticket policy for unused student tickets. Create monthly feedback surveys with prizes. Incentives and prizes for feedback on CAA. Diversify the CAA cabinet and committees. Increase communication and efficiency among the CAA, students and the athletic department. Downsize the CAA and give tickets back to students. Hold viewing parties for big away games.

Continue the tradition of having the best college sports fans in the nation. Promote spring sports to the entire campus by working with Carolina Fever and re-allocating budgets to show every student how incredibly talented all student athletes are. Re-structure the CAA to create maximum efficiency and hold my cabinet accountable. Work with the ticketing department on an already efficient policy to limit the amount of ticketless students. Spread my passion for UNC athletics to each and every student at UNC and contribute to their University experience in a way that many didn’t think was possible.

Hometown: East Flat Rock/Raleigh Class: Juniors Major: Political science, public policy/Asian studies Fill in the blank: “If you want a ‘dynamite’ senior year, vote for us.”

Hometown: Moorestown, N.J./Robbinsville Class: Juniors Major: International studies, economics/public policy Fill in the blank: “If you want a senior year that’s all about getting you where you need to go and having fun as you get there, vote for us.”

Hometown: Newport Class: Junior Major: Math, chemistry Fill in the blank: “If you want a fair ticketing policy and to have your voice heard, vote for me.”

Hometown: Cary Class: Junior Major: Business Fill in the blank: “If you want experience, dedication and leadership, vote for me.”

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Class: Sophomore Major: Business Fill in the blank: “If you want a fun-filled year with great opportunities, vote for me.”

why These offices represent students in many administrative capacities, for example, on the Board of Trustees. They also control a significant amount of money from student fees — more than $1 million.

how To vote online, first log in to Student Central with your Onyen and password. Click on the “Vote in student elections” button, which will appear on the left-hand side of the page. To vote in person, find a booth manned by the Board of Elections.











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Farmers discuss community ties at summit Aim to stress agriculture’s importance By Whitney Baker Staff Writer

Orange County’s farming community wants to raise awareness and interest in its daily operations. Nearly 150 farmers, county and state officials and residents attended the 11th annual Agricultural Summit on Monday to discuss local agriculture and how to connect it with the local community. N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler addressed attendees and said agriculture

remains a steady part of the state’s economy and should continue to be a priority. “When we lose that ability to feed ourselves, not a lot else is going to matter,” Troxler said. Troxler focused on the importance of education and marketing in promoting local products. “We’ve got to let every citizen understand and revere their food supply,” he said. He emphasized the importance of informing consumers about where their food comes from, citing the recent cases of contamina-

tion of peanut butter from Georgia with salmonella. “Without a good trace-back system, it’s an agricultural problem,” Troxler said. He said the state is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help restore public confidence in produce from local farmers. The purpose of the summit was to help bring ideas to farmers who may want to diversify their business, said Karen McAdams, agricultural extension agent for the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Orange County center. The summit also served as a way for local farmers to update

the community on what is new in agriculture. McAdams said other counties do not hold a similar summit. The event was held in a large warehouse on Valley Forge Road in Hillsborough. By 2010, the building will serve as a food processing and packaging plant for local farmers in Orange, Durham, Chatham and Alamance counties. The plant will allow farmers to be more competitive in an agricultural economy, said Alamance County Commissioner Dan Ingle. Education and youth involvement in farming was another major theme of the summit. Some local farming centers —

Fund helps students get ‘Styled’ Money will pay for interview attire By Jeannine O’Brian Staff Writer

Alumna Susan Rosenthal said she thinks a new suit can give students the confidence they need to make it in the real world. That’s why she and her husband, Michael Hershfield, worked with the Carolina Women’s Center, University Career Services and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid to create Styled for Success — a professional readiness fund. Qualified Styled for Success applicants generally will receive $500 to buy things needed for interviews, like clothing and plane tickets. “The clothes you wear can really

affect how you come across and whether you get a job,” Rosenthal said. Rosenthal, who works as a wealth management adviser for Merrill Lynch, made a donation to start the program. “It’s a huge obstacle if you can’t afford the money, but it’s a small obstacle if we can get people to contribute to this program,” she said. Styled for Success is designed to be an extension of the Carolina Covenant, a program started in 2004 to help students whose family income is no more than twice the poverty line graduate from UNC debt-free. But any senior or second-semes-

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has used a grant from the Carolina Parents Council to assist students who can’t afford interview-related expenses, said Jacquie Gist, assistant director at Career Services. “We’re really excited that there are new monies available for this program,” she said. Bickford also is seeking individual donors and corporate sponsors to help continue funding Styled for Success. Rosenthal and Lanier May, who works in the Office of University Development, also are exploring the possibility of bringing department stores on board to support the program. Not only would students receive money to purchase clothing, but professional shoppers would help them choose appropriate interview attire. “We want all of our students to feel really great about themselves,” Gist said.

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Faculty committee hears growth report Enrollment may “It is most important to affect quality By Preston spencer Staff Writer

If the University grows without keeping its admission standards, there will be a dramatic decrease in applications and enrollment from top students, according to a report heard Monday by the Faculty Council’s executive committee. The report, done by the Art and Science Group of Carrboro, stated that if the University were to grow to 36,000 students, top students will begin to shy away and gravitate to smaller schools. The state has mandated that the entire UNC system grow by about 80,000 students by 2017 in response to increasing numbers of high school graduates. The study found that the main reason admitted students choose not to attend UNC is because it’s too big. In-state students applying to other schools expressed the same concern. Steve Farmer, director of underContact the University Editor at graduate admissions, presented the report. He said while UNC is expected to grow more in the next 10 years than it has in the previous 10, that cannot be done at the expense of the student body. “It is most important to maintain the quality of the student body,” Farmer said. But growth has not hurt UNC in recent enrollment classes. Since 2002, UNC has been the second most improved school overall among public universities in its percentage of incoming first years who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. But UNC is competing more and more with smaller, more prestigious schools for the top students All 3 Floors Open than it was four years ago, Farmer told the committee. This makes the question of



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growth that much more important. The study found enrollment from top N.C. students would drop by 20 percent, with a drop of double that size from out-of-state students, if growth came with diminished admission standards. Farmer said applicants are comparing themselves more to students at other schools and not just students at UNC. And when UNC is competing closely with schools like Harvard University and G eorge town University for students, the quality of the current student body is of the utmost importance to incoming students. Students want to work with other students they deem just as intelligent as themselves or more, Farmer said. Many times, top students don’t want to attend the same school students finishing much lower in their class are also admitted to. “As elitist as it sounds, it’s one of the realities we deal with here at UNC,” Farmer said. So decreasing or increasing quality any one year would have an impact on every future incoming class. Before Farmer presented to the committee, the members nominated candidates for its 11 elected committees. Candidates will be announced next week, and elections will be held online between April 13 and April 20. Contact the University Editor at

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The only signs of life for the UNC offense in the first half came on the fast break. So in the second period, the Tar Heels forced Duke to play at their speed. Duke couldn’t keep up. “The speed at which we tried to play, we were out of control,� Duke coach Joanne McCallie said. “We missed almost every shot we took. So instead of taking their turnovers and converting them to a whole lot of points, it did not do that for us.� The result of UNC’s adjustments? Only nine turnovers in the second. “We really struggled against their press in the first half,� Hatchell said. “But at halftime, we went over it in the locker room, and I thought second half, that was one of the biggest differences in the game ... we broke the press and we scored off of it.� After a first half of combining for just nine points and six turnovers, McCants and Cetera DeGraffenreid took over after the break. McCants scored 19 of her 22 in the second half, and DeGreffenreid added nine. The increased output was largely a factor of shot selection for the two. The transition game and a more aggressive mentality allowed them to get closer to the basket. And it’s easier to make layups than jumpers. By shooting 64 percent late, UNC boosted its 32.4 percent shooting in the first half to 45.8 percent for the game. The turning point came with about three minutes remaining in the first half. After a bad DeGraffenreid turnover led to a Duke score, Duke led 27-15. But UNC would go on a furious 10-0 run to end the half, capped by a buzzer-beating floater by firstyear guard She’la White. A two-point difference on the scoreboard was all Duke had to show for its defensive efforts in the first 20 minutes. After that, UNC simply had more energy, more poise and more desire than Duke. A 15-3 run gave the Tar Heels their first lead, and a 12-2 spurt a few minutes later put it away. “We played hard, we played with heart, we got a lot of loose balls,� Hatchell said. “We were more aggressive.� After the upset was completed and the teams had a minute to settle down, she reflected on the one lesson learned from the erratic game. “It doesn’t matter how bad we play,� she said. “We can still win.�

opinion. That’s the most important thing.� And that’s what they said students should vote on today — who they think is the most prepared and who will be able to handle the things that just “come up.� “At some meeting at 9 a.m. on some Tuesday, some proposal is going to come up that can really change the student experience,� Allred said. “Students need to choose someone who will be at that meeting, at every meeting.� Raynor and Allred both said the best judge of who will be a

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and three students. Faculty, staff and students could all nominate books. Committee members researched book titles and then decided on the ones they would read. They narrowed the amount of books down from 239 to 11 and eventually to five. In the past, groups have criticized the summer reading books for having a liberal bias — most

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good student body president is how much work a candidate has put into organizing his or her campaign. Margaret Jablonski, vice chancellor for student affairs, said the job requires good communication skills, organization and an openness to students’ voices. “It is a complex job to represent the student voices,� Jablonski said. “The president has to be a student advocate to all the different areas in the University administration as well as the Board of Trustees.�


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irst-year Joey Parker offers a humorous break from the intense campaigning of student elections candidates as he passes out fliers in the Pit on Monday. Parker was dressed as Cupid to promote a speed dating fundraiser at the Campus Y on Thursday. Contact the University Editor The fundraiser benefits Project Literacy, which sends donated books to poorer areas to at promote reading. The event lasts from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and requires a $3 registration fee.

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Students angling for foreign service get help By Lauren Hafezi Staff WRITER

After a 26-year career as senior foreign service officer, Steve Kelly is UNC’s new diplomat-in-residence. Kelly will aid students in landing internships with the U.S. Department of State and will also help students prepare for the foreign service exam, a rigorous test given three times a year. He stated that his job is “to track down the best and brightest who would like a career in international relations.” UNC has a strong history of sending interns to work with the

state department. Last year, interns went to Moscow; Quito, Ecuador; and Washington, D.C. In the 2007-08 school year, UNC was 14th in the nation for number of interns placed, Kelly said. Although the internships are sometimes challenging, they are beneficial when applying for a job with the U.S. Foreign Service, he said. T here has been a general increase in interest in public service recently, making internships with the state department popular, said Tim Stiles, business

Steve Kelly, formally a senior Foreign Service officer, is now UNC’s diplomat-inresidence. administration career adviser with University Career Services. “For a lot of political science majors, the state department is a good career,” said Jesse Beam, a first-year political science major. Along with coordinating internships, Kelly’s job includes helping

students prepare for the foreign service exam. The exam includes sections on U.S. culture, history, current events and English skills. It also includes an interview and session on negotiation skills. During the negotiation section, small groups of applicants are given several projects and have to decide which projects to fund. This assesses the applicants’ analytical skills, group working skills and negotiation skills. The U.S. Foreign Service plans to double its size by 2010, so now is the time to apply for positions, Kelly said.

With a long history of foreign service work, Kelly is eager to help students who share the same passions. During his career, Kelly has visited Zaire as a member of the Peace Corps, the Netherlands as a political counselor, Indonesia as a human rights officer and Mali as a management officer. “I love the opportunity to travel overseas and learn new languages,” Kelly said. He has also served as the deputy chief of mission to the U.S. Mission to Canada from 2000 to 2004 and to Mexico from 2004 to 2006.

In Mexico, Kelly concentrated on immigration issues. Before coming to UNC, he held a similar advisory job at the state department, where he counseled and assigned many experienced, high-ranking career officers to jobs in the U.S. diplomatic service. Kelly also is the diplomat-inresidence at Duke University, where he teaches a course. Students can schedule an appointment with Kelly by calling career services at 962-6507. Contact the University Editor at

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UNC system to hear update on textbooks One idea is multi-campus buybacks BY Daniel Thornton STAFF WRITER

UNC system officials will meet this week to hear campuses’ progress on making textbooks affordable. Nationally, the price of textbooks has soared over twice the rate of inflation since 1986 — one of the reasons the UNC-system Board of Governors mandated lower textbook prices to make college less expensive for students. The board will discuss the progress that schools have made to lower the cost of textbooks in its budget and finance committee meeting Thursday.

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expand its guaranteed buyback program, which promises to buy back certain textbooks at one half the cost of a new version of the book. The goal is to make textbooks as affordable for students as possible. While the buyback program has kept UNC from increasing its textbook prices dramatically, the money students received for books sold back between 2006-07 and 2007-08 actually decreased, leaving students with more net loss from their textbook purchases. “Even if sales are terribly low, I’m willing to offer every possible purchase option to students,” said Kelly Hanner, textbook manager at Student Stores. To be eligible for the program, a professor must commit to a textbook for at least two semesters.

Professors must also submit the books that they will adopt for use in their classes — a category in which UNC professors have consistently trailed UNC-system professors since the board committed to studying the issue in 2005-06. In its report on the upcoming discussion of textbook costs, the board stressed campuses’ need to improve on-time adoptions of the books.

Book sharing systemwide The University is also pursuing a multi-campus shared buyback program in collaboration with N.C. State University and Eastern Carolina University, a consortium the board touted in its report. This arrangement allows a book bought at UNC to be sold back to students for half price if it is to be reused at any of the

In lecture, scholar urges women to pursue patents By Katy charles Staff Writer

Sue Rosser is attempting to help women break into the maledominated patent and technology industry. At her lecture Monday evening in the Old Clinic Building at the School of Medicine, Rosser — a distinguished scholar of feminist history, science and technology, and dean of Georgia Tech’s liberal arts college — called for scientists, corporations and universities to help women make their mark in the patent industry. “Rosser makes a compelling case for the need to pay attention to the gender gap in patenting technology,” said Donna Bickford, director of the Carolina Women’s Center. Although some audience members mentioned that furthering women’s participation in this area may seem inconsequential, Rosser stated that she feels this issue is very much like those that arose when women broke into science in the 1960s.

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ing problems that might lead to patents for the home and caregiving industries and advised broadening their networks to include more males as well as female scientists. She also recommended corporations to look at more than a woman’s professional title when deciding whether to grant her a patent and make commercialization more family-friendly. She also requested faculty and institutions to encourage students to apply for patents that will improve society and to incorporate business and financial instruction into scientific training for all students. In recent years, both numbers and percentages of women patenting are increasing, she said. Although some are not convinced this trend will continue because of the recent economic situation, Rosser said she remains committed to her cause.

budget ­— most of which would come from the U.S. Department of Education and private donors — to develop new technology for the mobility impaired. “Given the economic times we’re in, I’m not waiting standing up,” Bishop said. But even without direct funding, Bishop said he is still working on initiatives such as Tar Heel Reader, a Web site designed to help older beginning readers learn to read. Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service,

said the Faculty Engaged Scholars Program currently enrolls 16 faculty members, who use $7,500 stipends to fund public service projects. She said that the Center for Public Service would continue the program in some form, even though current stipends are being financed by dipping into reserve funds, which she said will constrain their projects.

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expansion into N.C. counties next month, Smith said. But other programs will not receive any university funding at all. Computer science professor Gary Bishop said his program, “Geeks Making the World a Bit Better,” which aims to use software and other tools to help people with disabilities, has yet to see any money. The report estimated a $250,000

“This is the direction science is going,” Rosser said. “It’s the most cutting edge. I think women will be more attracted when they see how this is going to help people.” But the patenting process is very expensive and very complex — a tough one to crack. Etta Pisano, vice dean for academic affairs at the School of Medicine, commented that she feels the reason women shy away from patenting is that their cups are already full with their families and careers. Due to gender stereotypes and work-family issues, women are not obtaining patents at the same rate as men. Interestingly, Spain has the highest percentage of women patenting while Denmark and Sweden have some of the lowest percentages, Rosser pointed out. Rosser gave many suggestions for how to improve numbers of patents awarded to women. For female scientists, she recommended considering research-

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three schools, even if UNC does teed lowest price policy, Campbell not restock the book. is a member of the Used Textbook Association, which advocates for the reduced frequency of new editions, Independent booksellers the cessation of unnecessary bunAlternative local booksellers are dling and higher buyback rates. Tarheel Book Store also works also finding ways to stay competitive in a tough environment where with professors to keep older edipublishers fix prices and bundle tions of textbooks in stock whenevsoftware with books to nudge out er possible. Past editions typically sell at half price or less. the used textbook market. “The system is broken,” said Christian Campbell, manager of Textbook alternatives Tarheel Book Store. Another emerging alternative Apart from having a guaran-

not included in the board’s report is electronic books, which sell for about half as much as print books. Like all new technology, however, uncertainty exists about how the market will develop and whether students will respond well to a book viewed online. “This may be the future, but its still up in the air,” Hanner said. “Paper will be around for a long time.” Contact the State & National Editor at

National and World News Obama on tour to New bailout might be less attractive push stimulus bill to banks because of private sector WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — President Barack Obama traveled to the nation’s heartland Monday, visiting a town with double-digit unemployment to raise support for more than $800 billion in new spending and tax cuts to stimulate the economy. “We’ve had a good debate,” he said in Elkhart, Ind. “Now it’s time to act. That’s why I am calling on Congress to pass this bill immediately. Folks here in Elkhart and across America need help right now, and they can’t afford to keep on waiting for folks in Washington to get this done.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — A new bank bailout plan to be unveiled Tuesday by the Treasury Department is set to create incentives for private sector investment into troubled banks. However, regulatory observers worry that those incentives might not be strong enough to bring in the hedge funds, private equity companies and the other investors Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner hopes to include. As part of the revised plan, Treasury is considering creation of a “bad bank” or “aggregator bank” that would buy illiquid

Madoff makes deal in civil case

Battle for Calif. China defends its GOP nomination rights records

NEW YORK (MCT) — Accused Wall Street scammer Bernard Madoff settled a large part of the civil case brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency said Monday. Without admitting or denying any of the allegations against him, Madoff agreed to a permanent injunction prohibiting him from disposing of any assets in connection with the SEC lawsuit over the alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme, officials said in a statement. This resolution does not resolve the criminal case against him.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MCT) — Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman officially submitted her bid to explore a run for governor on Monday. The move by the billionaire businesswoman sets up what’s expected to be an expensive, 17-month auction between herself and Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner in the 2010 Republican primary. Whitman first stepped onto the political stage in last year’s presidential campaign, initially as a fundraiser to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, then as a senior adviser to Republican nominee John McCain.

mortgage securities from struggling financial institutions. This plan would be partly funded by some of the remaining money from an existing $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program fund, but the most money would come from the private sector. In addition to the creation of a so-called bad bank, the Treasury is considering guarantees for mortgage securities, providing new capital injections into financial institutions, and helping out troubled homeowners on the verge of foreclosure while expanding a consumer lending program.

BEIJING (MCT) — Facing a crucial U.N. review of its human rights record, China on Monday denied that it censors the news media, maintains hidden prisons, persecutes minorities or gives an excessive number of prisoners the death penalty. The airing of charges of abuses occurred before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, where all U.N. members’ records are scrutinized every four years. “We’re fully aware of the difficulties and challenges we face in the field of human rights,” said the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, Li Baodong.

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Summer reading A UNC professor is the author of the summer reading book for the class of 2013. See pg. 1 for story.

Women beat Duke After a slow start in the first half, North Carolina came back to take Duke. See pg. 1 for story.

Separate ways The Carolina Athletic Association and Carolina Fever are set to split in April. See pg. 3 for story.

Energetic debate Carrboro wants more talk about expanding sewer and water services to Rogers Road. See pg. 3 for story.

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The Daily Tar Heel QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“At some meeting at 9 a.m. on some Tuesday, some proposal is going to come up that can really change the student experience. Students need to choose (a president) who will be at that meeting, at every meeting.” James allred, former student body president

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“Thanks, DTH, for proving that the SBP candidates’ major platform points are either empty promises or grossly uninformed.”

Guest columnist


All that teaching kids has taught me


he sun is getting low outside my classroom. The hallways, no longer abuzz with the sounds of questions and answers, echo at the sound of any voice, large or small. Day 113 at Myrtle Hall IV Elementary in Clarksdale, Miss., is in the grade books. My short drive home provides a brief Guest COLUMNIST moment to reflect. I came to Clarksdale, a town of 20,000 in the Mississippi Delta, as a son of the Deep South, but I stay here to advocate for my students and the future they will earn. I wasn’t always a teacher. In my former life, I was an overcommitted UNC student, pulled in what seemed like a thousand directions. My varied interests often led me anywhere but the library. I yearned to devote my energy to a sole, meaningful endeavor. I got my wish, but I still wasn’t prepared for the culture shock. During fall 2007, I would see myself dressed in a shirt and tie at 5:30 a.m. and laugh at the quantum leap my life had taken. “You teach second grade now. In rural Mississippi. You are a thousand miles from home with little but your name to speak of. By the way, congratulations on that International Studies degree.” Even though my feeling of powerlessness over a glut of global issues was part of what drove me to apply to Teach For America, gaining a grasp on my new teacher life was a substantial challenge. Gone was the blithe pleasure of slinking in late to a 300-person lecture. Now, I was the star of a show that half of my 24 students were seeing for the second, even third, time. And there were no well-manicured lawns and rustic buildings to speak of, just a lowlying brick edifice where I was to spend long hours with 8-year-olds. By the middle of the year, my students had made little progress despite my exhaustion — they were actually falling further behind. I was floundering but had no oxygen for excuses. I sought out new resources to inform my literacy instruction to better tailor it to their needs. My students responded by making one and a half years of reading growth by the end of the year. This year, I’ve applied last year’s hard-earned knowledge with my second class; they progressed 1.14 years just last fall. Their progress is real; their desire to learn more builds daily. Yes, I teach children to read, write, add and subtract, but I also help them foster an honest work ethic and bold vision for their lives. This is a privilege. Next year, Teach For America will place 250 teachers in the Mississippi Delta, a three-fold increase from last year, but school districts and community leaders are clamoring for more. The Mississippi superintendent of education has asked for 1,000 new teachers. I encourage you to become an advocate for the students of the Mississippi Delta this fall. I made the jump, and I now have the vision for my own life that I lacked during my time in Chapel Hill. More importantly, though, I’ve made a meaningful impact on the lives of my students in the hopes that one sunny Mother’s Day I might see them, dressed in caps and gowns, families in tow, beaming as they anxiously await their own vibrant futures. For more information, visit regions/mississippi_delta.htm.

Wednesday: Aprajita Anand will elucidate why she really, really hates Duke.

— on “sbp candidates dreaming big”

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Durex ad in DTH is vulgar. attend. And if a student receives Let’s not talk about it again a ticket and can’t use it, sending it



Vote Edwards for SBP

homas Edwards has a really long platform. But that’s not why you should vote for him. Edwards has the experience and knowledge to tackle one of the most difficult jobs on campus, and he has the charisma to get things done in a position that’s largely advocacy. The next student body president faces a particularly difficult year — projections about what budget cuts will mean for the quality of student life and for our education are dire. We could well be depending on our president to represent students’ thoughts to University administrators on what can and can’t be cut from the budget. So we need an advocate with extensive knowledge of the University, someone who can speak on the same level with administrators. Edwards illustrated during his campaign that he has the most detailed grasp of the ongoing policies and problems that have shaped the University to date. Edwards doesn’t have talking points. He has understanding. He put a lot of research into his platform. In fact, many (maybe even most) of his planks promise to continue, bolster or better advertise things that we already have or that are already in the works. If originality is your sole criterion, Edwards isn’t the candidate for you. But fresh and populist ideas are not the purview of the ideal student body president candidate, especially not this year. (See Betts, Alpine in Davis.) Edwards has demonstrated good judgment about what to prioritize and how to advocate for those priorities. But the platform does not make the presidency. Eve Carson helped pick a chancellor. J.J. Raynor embarked on a monthslong project with a trustee to propose solutions for improving our educational experience.

A student body president has to be ready to tackle anything the administration throws at him. That means walking into a meeting with a relaxed and secure presence. That means preparing enough to speak with authority. That means having students’ best interests at heart. More than any other year, UNC needs to elect a leader. It is not an exaggeration to say that with your vote today, you take an active role in shaping the University’s future. A vote for Edwards is a vote for the best and most authoritative voice for students in this challenging time.

Why not Jones Jasmin Jones blew us away. The woman has presence. She makes you smile. She has the rare skill of being able to communicate empathy. She’s genuinely excited about spending all her time and energy unifying student groups. But next year’s president needs to be policy-savvy. Jones’ platform was created by and for students. But most students aren’t intimately familiar with many of the tasks that occupy administrators, and a president’s main role is bridging the gap between students and the administration. In a president we need an expert, and Jones falls short.

Why not Betts Michael Betts brought good ideas to the table, but his knowledge of and interest in the issues is unbalanced, and his ability to gauge student opinion is suspect. He made the feasibility of putting an Alpine Bagel Cafe in Davis Library central to his campaign, yet all but ignored whether students even desired it. Betts has impressive leadership experience, but hasn’t

demonstrated an ability to carry out what we really need.

Why not Wohlford Matt Wohlford is an articulate communicator with deep understanding of the inner workings of student government. But Wohlford’s platform lacks a sense of connection with students. Though he stresses feasibility, his initiatives seem to reflect his own interests rather than the needs and desires of the student body. He hasn’t established priorities and vision enough for students to know what their new leader would be advocating.

Why not Bilbao Ron Bilbao exudes experience and professionalism, but he’s really a loose canon. Bilbao lauds his own platform for being short and feasible, but when pushed to be more specific, he pulls out initiatives no one wants, such as paying Student Congress members a stipend. Bilbao loves to name-drop the truly impressive number of bigwigs he consulted during his campaign. But ultimately, his platform and interests seem to come from the top, not the student body.

Why not Klein Ashley Klein has been working on her platform for almost a year. We wonder what she was doing in that time. Klein failed to sufficiently address pressing issues, especially tuition and the Enterprise Resource Planning project, and she flusters easily. Her focus on unifying students and organizations is admirable but insufficient. It’s a big pool, and the choices seem overwhelming at first. But in the past few months only Edwards has proved himself a complete package.

Make it Sta∞era, Williams


f you’re looking for innovative service projects and a better variety of social events next year, vote for Meggie Staffiera and Sebastian Williams for senior class officers. Staffiera and Williams want to provide more original service projects for seniors instead of focusing solely on a senior Habitat for Humanity project. They want to organize weekly after-school programs at lowincome Chapel Hill schools to teach children about environmental awareness and preservation. They also plan to organize a “Poverty Awareness Week,” senior care volunteer trips and art beautification initiatives. And when Staffiera and Williams say they “love parties,” they mean it. In addition to the bar nights, tailgates and formals the senior class is already accustomed to, Staffiera and Williams want to plan a senior talent show

in Memorial Hall that will raise money for the Senior Campaign, a fundraising initiative led by the class officers. And they’ve got the organizational experience to make their ideas a reality. Staffiera has been involved in student government since her first year, and Williams is vice president of his fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi. This team is prepared. They have a plan to create four distinct committees that streamline their service and social initiatives. And they have pledged to keep all their plans accessible via a senior class Web site. Staffiera and Williams have what it takes to do this job right.

Why not Nichols, Chen-Xu Tim Nichols and Tina ChenXu have experience. And their clever slogan “We’re dyna-

mite!” certainly reflects the two charming personalities. They said they define the position as a “connector.” And they are right. But Nichols and Chen-Xu are focusing on the wrong things. They emphasize strengthening alumni connections and improving University Career Services — initiatives that aren’t really in line with the job. And Nichols and Chen-Xu didn’t present enough innovative social and philanthropic ideas to add to the already established bar nights and Habitat for Humanity projects. While they both have experience in student government, that’s not all it takes to be senior class president. It takes creativity and an ability to relate to the entire senior class, and they’re not there. So vote on Student Central today for Staffiera and Williams for senior class president.

TO THE EDITOR: Can I preempt the inevitable week-long back-and-forth on the opinion page and just say that the Durex condom ad in The Daily Tar Heel was offensive to women, police officers, bank robbers, and naked blond guys wearing ear muffs? There, now we don’t have to take up space stating all of that, and I can go back to reading the standard inane letters to the editor. Trent McCotter First-year UNC School of Law

back takes a mouse click. Is it really so much to ask that the people who want to see the games get to go? There are empty seats at the Smith Center because signing up for tickets is effortless, and the penalty for not using them doesn’t exist. A ticket penalty penalizes, for one month, the “casual fan” who can’t take the time to send one e-mail so someone else can go to the game. Is that really so unfair? Claire Atwell Director of ticketing and database operations, Carolina Fever

Despite referendum news, Kappa Delta’s Shamrock students can still donate ‘n’ Run 5K was a success TO THE EDITOR: The Carolina Women’s Center is disappointed that our student body will not have an opportunity to vote on the child care fee increase, which our student parents desperately need. But we appreciate Taylor Holgate’s letter encouraging private donations (“Student Congress right to block fee referendum,” Feb. 8). The Carolina Women’s Center has set up a gift fund through Carolina Development to facilitate this process. Please visit our Web site at to make a donation to Child Care Scholarship Fund for Carolina Students #5446.

TO THE EDITOR: Contrary to the photo and caption in Monday’s Daily Tar Heel, Kappa Delta’s Shamrock ‘n’ Run 5K was a brilliant success. There were more than 300 runners. In addition to funds raised through the race, we paired corporate and family donations with a pasta dinner on Friday and the Ascella Vega benefit concert Saturday night. Thank you to the many students and community members who came to support Prevent Child Abuse America by attending any of our events. We hope you enjoyed helping this worthy cause as much as we did! Katie Isley and Caroline Thore Chairwomen, 2009 Shamrock ‘n’ Run 5K

Donna M. Bickford, Director Carolina Women’s Center Child Care Services fee

Lack of press for saber wins was disappointing TO THE EDITOR: I was disappointed to find no coverage of UNC men’s fencing’s Friday meet at Duke in The Daily Tar Heel. This weekend the team competed against Johns Hopkins, No. 1-ranked Notre Dame and Duke, with whom we are tied at 10th in the national coaches’ poll. This was fencing’s only instate competition of the semester, and men’s saber took the tournament cup home. While I was glad to see a tribute ad to coach Ron Miller’s 1,200th win in the paper from the athletic department, the Duke tournament was a separate event that might have interested readers in light of the UNC- Duke rivalry and the Carlyle Cup standings. Bobby Ziechmann Captain Men’s Saber

New ticket system should penalize fans who don’t go TO THE EDITOR: One of the most important jobs of the Carolina Athletic Association is to find ways to fill the student section at basketball games. It is truly alarming that tickets to one of the most successful programs in the country go unused at virtually every game. A penalty for unused tickets requires even “casual fans” to think twice before signing up for every lottery, regardless of if they can

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TO THE EDITOR: Last week, I voted against your right to decide whether or not the Child Care Services fee should be increased by $10.37. By doing so, I protected the freedom of students who wouldn’t want to pay an increase for a program that benefits less than 1 percent of the student population. There is a reason why many call democracy a tyranny of the majority. Those who oppose my position claim that they are on the moral high ground and that a grave injustice was done to the student body by its representatives. However, it is morally bankrupt to suggest that some students should have the right to tell his or her peers that they must pay more in student fees for a program that caters to fewer than 100 students, no matter how noble the cause is. Before I voted down the referendum proposal, I suggested to Student Body President J.J. Raynor and the rest of those lobbying for child care services that they change the proposed bill to allow students to voluntarily add the $10 fee onto their own account. This would allow those who would have wanted the increased fee to contribute, while also benefiting the program overall. At this point, it seems like my suggestion has not been taken very seriously. We must help our fellow man without encroaching on the liberties of one another. Steve Kwon Student Congress District 6 department and phone number. ➤ Edit: The DTH edits for space, clarity, accuracy and vulgarity. Limit letters to 250 words.

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