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Morrison given green honor
wins national competition
by JACk PArTAin
staff writer

UNC is months away from taking on N.C. State University inside the Dean Dome. But on the asphalt court outside Morrison Residence Hall on Tuesday, it was OK to be a loser. Facing an elaborate stage featuring plasma screen televisions, the crowd of more than 100 cheered as Bob Harper of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” announced via video that the south campus dormitory had lost the largest percentage of energy consumption in the Environmental Protection Agency’s inaugural Energy Star National Building Competition. The residence hall triumphed against 13 finalists including hotels, shopping malls and an N.C. State University dormitory. “This is one of the very few times that I can say that I’m really happy to be a bigger loser than N.C. State’s Wolfpack,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney, to a laughing crowd. “This is something that needs to be a part of our future and a part of our culture,” he added, noting the University’s need to continue sustainability efforts. In addition to winning the competition, the residence hall received an Energy Star rating by the EPA, placing it in the company of 58 dorms nationwide. The EPA gives the Energy Star ratings to buildings that score in the top 25 percent nationally, according to its energy guidelines. The EPA says those buildings generally cost 50 cents less per square foot to operate than the average building. Morrison cut energy consumption by 36 percent in a year, preventing 733 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and cutting $250,000 in energy bills. Chris Martin, director of energy management for UNC, spearheaded the Watt-Busters, the team that transformed Morrison into an energy-saver. He said the team focused on four points: a heating and cooling system tune-up, a solar-powered water heating system, lighting upgrades and an awareness campaign. “What we’ve done here is learn a lot that we can apply as we move through the rest of campus,” he said, upon accepting the award. Martin said energy consumption improvements were made in more than 100 campus buildings for a total savings of $3.9 million last year alone, but he doesn’t plan on stopping there. By the end of the year, Martin expects to have made improvements on all UNC buildings. “The average cost for improvements was $7,000 for each building and the average annual savings was over $33,000 for each building, which equates to a savings of about two and a half months of energy bills per building.” Morrison’s solar panels cost $186,000, financed by a student fee and a grant from the state’s energy office. The dorm opened in 2007 after renovations. Martin stressed that continued success would be largely dependent on the University community. “This work is like planting grass. We have to remain diligent and keep mowing the grass to keep the efficiencies we’ve achieved,” he said. Stephanie Tolar, a freshman environmental science and math double major and Morrison resident, works with the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee. The committee was created by a student referendum in 2003 and manages a fund created by a $4 per semester student fee. It funded the Morrison project and other campus green initiatives. She said working to make Morrison more environmentally friendly was a collaborative effort. “It’s a very big thing around the dorm, there are signs and flyers up everywhere,” she said. “Everyone wants to do their part.” Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.

wrong records revealed in audit
education school makes adjustments
by ClAire MCneill
staff writer

Some employees in the School of Education are still reeling from the effects of an audit that revealed thousands of wrongly reported leave hours. The audit began in November 2009 at the request of the UNC Department of Human Resources. By its February completion, the audit revealed substantial over- and understatements of leave balances — some by as many as 200 hours — that mostly stemmed from years of inaccurate record-keeping. The University now is correcting leave hour records to make up for the discrepancies and auditing the electronic system that replaced the human system responsible for the errors. Leave was either improperly added or incorrectly entered where it had not been taken or earned, said University spokesman Mike McFarland. A few errors also came from inaccurate yearto-year balance updates. McFarland said the total value of leave time taken but not counted was worth about $63,000, and the total value of time understated was about $75,000. The University attempted to correct the errors by adding to or reducing leave balances of the employees. In some cases, former employees were billed for overstated hours. The balances were changed to reflect their correct values. In some cases, leave balances were altered significantly. A state law says overpayments to employees must be taken back. Patty Rooney, office manager of LEARN NC, worked with the School of

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Chris martin, director of UNC energy management, accepts a present for members of watt-Busters, a group of UNC students participating in an energy-saving competition. morrison residence Hall won a national efficiency contest.

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Number of employee records incorrect by more than 100 hours

standard state aid proposed congress changes election policy
tuition not a consideration
by elise young
staff writer

If a recommendation for simplifying the state’s financial-aid system is followed, students from similar economic circumstances in the UNC system would be receiving the same amount of aid, regardless of the tuition costs they pay. At the request of the UNC and N.C. community college systems’ presidents, a work group comprised of state education officials studied simplifying the financial-aid system and recommended standardizing a formula for calculating aid awards for students and consolidating three sources of state financial aid into one. The proposed formula is the same as the federal formula, which calculates expected family contribution without taking into account cost of tuition. If legislators decide the recommendation should be implemented, the public education systems would receive the same amount of money from the state that they currently receive. But students could receive different amounts of aid

than they have in the past. “Because this proposal does not recognize differences in tuition, it tends to favor campuses with lower tuition rather than those with higher tuition,” said Steve Brooks, executive director of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. He estimated that students at the five most expensive UNC-system universities — UNC-CH, N.C. State University, UNC School of the Arts, UNC-Greensboro and UNC-Charlotte — would lose the most state aid, while students at the other 11 universities would mostly gain state aid. But UNC-CH said it is committed to making up student loss in state aid, even as the University addresses budget cuts. The recommendation includes creating a payment schedule, which would establish a set rate of aid awards based on expected family contribution. There would be one set rate for all UNC-system students and an adjusted rate for community college students. N.C. Sen. Eddie Goodall, R-Mecklenburg, said he is worried about how students who are currently

sbP signature minimum raised
by brooke Hefner
staff writer

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If a bill passed Tuesday by the Student Congress is approved, the field for the February student body president election will be smaller — but each of the candidates’ pockets will be deeper. By a nearly unanimous vote, the proposed amendment to Title VI, the student government general election laws, passed after being proposed earlier this month. The bill would result in a 250-signature increase to the minimum of 1,000 unique signatures required for student body president candidates to be confirmed. It would also increase campaign funding by $50, to $300 per can-

didate from $250. Student Congress members had cited the cost of a runoff election as a motivation for the bill, but said Tuesday that an increase in funding would be permissible with a smaller candidate pool. Student Body President Hogan Medlin, who has voiced opposition to the changes, has 10 days to sign the bill into Student Code or veto it. Medlin, who has yet to veto a bill, could not be reached for comment. The bill states that Title VI is difficult to interpret, lacks organizational sense, does not facilitate proper candidate or campaign ease and has an inefficient system of punishment for violations of campaign laws. The revision of Title VI is part of the rules and judiciary committee’s goal to clarify and reform the Student Code.

Over the past few weeks, Student Congress has discussed and amended the bill many times, often tabling it for further discussion. Several members voted to limit debate over the bill on Tuesday. Rules and judiciary committee chairman Zach De La Rosa responded to the continuous debate over parts of the bill by stating that no one can get everything they want in the bill. De La Rosa had initially proposed that the signature requirement be raised to 1,400. “This bill fixes everything that is egregiously wrong in Title VI,” Speaker Pro Tempore Alex Mills said. “Let’s end the debate, vote to pass this bill as it stands and move on to side issues in separate bills.” Other amendments included

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this day in history
OCT. 27, 1989 … the Board of trustees approved the construction of the student recreation Center next to fetzer Gymnasium. Construction began in august 1991 and finished in 1993.

city | page 3
biking bADges
enforcing the law on two wheels allows officer Jason Bellavance to escape the confines of the cop car and to see Chapel Hill in a new way.

state & nation| page 8 A VoTe To roCk
in an effort to win the support of the UNC Greek community, political candidates spoke at the rock the Vote cookout tuesday.

Today’s weather
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Thursday’s weather
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Due to a reporting error, Tuesday’s page five story “Holocaust survivor gives face to the past” incorrectly stated the date of Irving Roth’s liberation from Auschwitz. The liberation happened April 11, 1945. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes by KatheriNe burtoN staff writer for the error. With the loss of the Chapel Hill Museum went exhibits that illusSporTS BrieFS trate the history of the area. But a senior cornerback Kendric different kind of display will soon burney cleared for saturday fill the space. In hopes to revitalize the North Carolina senior corner- museum’s previous building at back Kendric Burney was cleared 523 E. Franklin Street, the UNC to play in Saturday’s homecoming Department of Art is planning an game against William & Mary. exhibit to feature artists, half of Burney missed the first seven whom are from North Carolina. games of the season while his eliThe town will lease the building gibility was being determined by to the department at no cost. the NCAA. The NCAA ruled on UNC art professor Elin Slavick, Burney, suspending him from the the exhibit’s curator, said she hopes season’s first six games for viola- to keep history alive despite the tions of NCAA agent benefits and museum’s closing. preferential treatment rules. “It makes it very powerful Burney was set to make his debut against Miami, but UNC held out the Jacksonville native while it worked with the NCAA to determine Burney’s eligibility status. Burney was tied as the team’s fourth-leading tackler last season and caught five interceptions, the second most on the team.

Art students get new venue wilson
display will be in former museum
with the Chapel Hill Museum several years ago when he attended one of its “friend-raisers.” and poetic to have an art show to “I know there are a lot of people respond to the building it is in,” she in town that feel the same way as said. “It makes sense conceptually.” the volunteers at the museum did,” “Local Histories: The Ground Rich said. We Walk On” will feature art rang“We feel like the history is a ing from paintings to visual and form of art as well. More visual art audio performances. is fine, but we filled a niche that is UNC students will work with now gone.” Slavick to curate the exhibit and sit Slavick hopes a contemporary in while she and her co-organizer, twist on the intention of the Chapel UNC assistant art professor Carol Hill’s museum will make the hesiMagee, review the work of potentant come around. tial artists for the exhibit. “We are inspired by the local Artists should submit their work history all over the world and how to Slavick by Dec.1 and have what people engage and explore the idea by Julie Cooper they want displayed ready for the from art,” she said. “We have a great staff writer show’s premier in late January. opportunity here.” PlayMakers Repertory Company The show will end in April, but has been lacking one thing in its rich the art department is guaranteed Contact the City Editor 35-year history — a production of an the space until July. Slavick said at citydesk@unc.edu. August Wilson play. Tonight, the company will premiere “Fences,” its first work by the celebrated American playwright. The play follows a black family as they struggle to overcome failed dreams and racial prejudices in 1950s Pittsburgh. Female lead Kathryn HunterWilliams, a professor in the Department of Dramatic Art, said that she is thrilled about the play’s premiere on the Paul Green Stage. “It’s beautifully crafted,” said Hunter-Williams, the only resident PlayMakers actor in the production. “The language of the characters, the family dynamics and the family portrait that is drawn is so rich and full of life.” “Fences” centers on the character of Troy, a former Negro League Baseball player who was unable to move up to the major leagues due to the racist climate of his time. The play presents him as a bitter man who works for the sanitation department to support his wife and son. The plot follows Troy as he projects his feelings of inadequacy onto his 17-year-old son who, like his father, shows considerable athletic promise. Seasoned TV and stage actor Charlie Robinson will play Troy — a role that he said is close to his heart. “Every time I play this role I grow as a person and also as an actor,” Robinson said. “I learn so much about myself through doing it.” The complex family relationdth/Mary Koenig ships and powerful dialogue presBicycle officers Jason Bellavance (left) and Chris King are two of nine officers on bicycles that work in the downtown area of Chapel hill. ent considerable challenges for the actors. But Robinson — best known for his role as Mac on NBC’s “Night Court” — welcomes the unpredictability of Wilson’s work, and said that this spontaneity makes the play exhilarating for audiences. “One second you’re laughing and one second you’re crying,” he said. were not allowed to go, figure out what was by Nora ChaN staff writer “The rhythms in his work are always going on,” said Bellavance, who has so bluesy and it’s just like listening When he aspired to work in criminal jus- always aspired to be a police officer. to improvisations in jazz or blues, tice, officer Jason Bellavance never expected Bellavance worked on regular patrol for because you never know what’s he would enforce the law on two wheels. about three years before applying for the going to happen.” “It’s fun because it’s kind of like getting downtown unit. The 29-year-old has been JasoN bellavaNCe, BiCyCle offiCer PlayMaker’s Artistic Production paid to work out,” said Bellavance, who a self-proclaimed “bike cop” for about four Director Joseph Haj said that the walk them,” he said. works as a bicycle officer for the Chapel years. introduction of August Wilson to Bellavance, who often works from 3:30 Hill Police Department. “I like being out“He’s very proactive on his bike,” said offiUNC is long overdue. side. I don’t like being confined to a car all cer Chris King, who sometimes patrols on a p.m. to 3:30 a.m., said some of his most “I’ve been here since 2006 and day long.” bicycle. “He rides more than anybody in the memorable experiences involve intoxicated the idea of getting an August Wilson people. Bellavance is one of nine officers on unit, by choice.” play into our season has been part of “You get some bicycle people leaving bicycles that patrol the downtown area. He Officers on bicycles patrol what Lt. a conversation every year since I’ve said talking to people, even if they’re not in Donald Bradley called the “central busi- the bars and weaving in and out of traffic,” been here,” Haj said. trouble, is a big part of his job. ness district” between Columbia Street and Bellavance said. “(One) ended up crashing This year, that conversation paid their bike. “A lot of times when you’re in your car, Graham Street. off. The company decided to bring “They were heavily intoxicated, and they you only get to get out and talk to people Bradley said the main benefit of using in the necessary guest artists to pull when something’s wrong,” Bellavance said. bicycles is officers can get to places more ended up getting a DWI on the bicycle.” off the production, Haj said. And despite the alcohol-related crimes “You don’t get to talk to people in normal, quickly than on foot and can get through “It’s thrilling,” Haj said. “They’re everyday conversations. traffic and alleys. Bicycles are also quieter inherent to a college town, Bellavance said an unbelievably gifted company of he enjoys working in Chapel Hill. “Down here you’re just walking up and than squad cars. actors. I’ve loved watching this play “People are friendly,” he said. “I like how down the streets, or you’re on the bicycle. “With sirens and alarms, people know grow.” You get to wave at people.” you’re coming,” Bradley said. “The bicycle is every year a different group of people leave Previously, PlayMakers did not … so you don’t see the same people all the After graduating from East Carolina more of a stealth mode in arriving.” host enough black resident actors University with a degree in criminal justice, But the benefits of police bicycles do come time. to capture the demographic of “I like the kind of colors you get.” Bellavance attended a police academy in with some drawbacks. Wilson’s works, much of which Greenville. He got his first job as an officer Bellavance said he has to call for an officelebrate the black experience. Contact the City Editor in Chapel Hill. cer with a vehicle to arrest people. at citydesk@unc.edu. “I wanted to go to areas where people “We can’t handcuff them to the bike and she hopes to use the space as much as possible during the gap through means like a panel discussion on art or a local music celebration. “I really want to organize events to bring people in, not just the opening event,” Slavick said. Chapel Hill spokeswoman Catherine Lazorko said though the art department will have the space for now, the building’s future is still being determined. “We continue to get a lot of exciting proposals,” she said. “We’re open to the public getting involved and providing some stimulating suggestions.” And though town leaders are optimistic about the transition, some are sad to see the building’s original purpose — history — go. Stephen Rich, the museum’s former treasurer, became involved

drama debuts today

Landmark show long-awaited

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uNC scientists to try to fight cancer deaths in minorities
Researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Gillings School of Global Public Health have received a five-year, $3.9 million grant to fight disparities in cancer deaths between blacks and whites in 13 North Carolina counties, including Chatham, Alamance and Orange. The project will seek to educate communities about cancer and the programs and treatments available to them. Blacks in North Carolina die from prostate cancer 47 percent more frequently than whites, and from colon and breast cancer 15 percent and 20 percent more often, respectively.

study says infertility tests can frequently be incorrect
Researchers, including two from the UNC School of Medicine, have found that the methods used to assess infertility in at-home tests are possibly not the best methods to be used. Many tests have shown to cut off prematurely, leading women who are actually fertile to be labelled otherwise by the test.

uNC ranks second nationally in faculty receiving fulbright
With six fac ulty awarded Fulbright Scholarships for 2010-11, UNC is tied for second among top research universities behind only the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, which has eight. The grant allows faculty to conduct research internationally. About 800 researchers from the U.S. will travel to 140 different countries next year. UNC tied with the University of Florida, Washington University in St. Louis and George Washington University with six award recipients.

town bicycle o∞cer enjoys the outdoors

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“With sirens … people know you’re coming. The bicycle is more of a stealth mode in arriving.”

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‘repeat robber’ of banks arrested Monday in Durham

The man dubbed the “Repeat Robber” of banks by the FBI was arrested Monday and charged with five counts of common law robbery, according to a Raleigh Police Department news release. Raleigh and Durham police arrested Lee Bennett Pope III, 37, on an outstanding violation warrant in a shopping center parking lot in Durham before Raleigh TuiTion detectives assumed custody and transported him to Raleigh, the news release states. According to the Raleigh Police Department, law enforcement officials that currently hold cases possibly related to a pattern of bank robberies have been notified of by JessiCa seaMaN Pope’s arrest. staff writer Visit dailytarheel.com/city for Fluctuating tuition from UNCthe full story. CH’s peer institutions might soon have a bigger impact on the superintendent pedersen University. The UNC-system Board of named administrator of year Governors will review peer instituSuperintendent Neil Pedersen tions for schools in the UNC system was named Administrator of the in the spring, and administrators Year by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro say this reevaluation might give Association of Educational Office more leeway in increasing tuition. Professionals. The board is in the process of Pedersen was nominated for his reviewing the Four Year Tuition commitment to educational office Plan, which was set in place in professionals during the difficult 2006 by UNC-system President budget years and his participation Erskine Bowles. The plan, which in regular information sessions expires this year, sets guidelines for called “Ask Dr. Pedersen.” tuition increases in the university Pedersen received the award in system. 1989 when he served as the disA recommendation made by trict’s assistant superintendent for a tuition task force prompts the support services. board to discuss whether the UNC system’s peer public institutions -From staff and wire reports should continue to be used as

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boG to examine peer institutions’ tuitions
Unc tuition could change as result
benchmarks in setting tuition. Board members said they don’t expect to stop using peer institutions as examples for setting tuition, but changes to the actual list of institutions is likely. UNC-system schools currently have to keep their tuition within the bottom quartile of their peers. “The tuition plan point of having schools being in the lower percentile of the peer institutions is consistent with our goal of keeping tuition as low as possible,” said Charles Mercer, a member of the Board of Governors. “It is a measuring stick to let you know that you are keeping it low.” Jeff Davies, UNC-system chief of staff, said the system should stay in the lower quarter. “We believe it is an appropriate benchmark,” Davis said. “We are not only in the lowest quarter but second or lowest in tuition.” Alan Mabe, the UNC-system senior vice president for academic affairs, said tuition increases at peer institutions can impact tuition increases at UNC-system schools. Universities would be able to increase tuition in relation to peer institutions and still stay within the bottom quartile, he said. “If you have different peers with different tuition that would be a different measure,” Mabe said. “The peers are increasing so that average in the lower quartile is going up, so that is a changing target that the campuses are comparing it to.” For example, UNC-CH uses about 16 peer institutions as benchmarks to judge various things about a university, including faculty salaries, Mabe said. Some of the University’s current peer institutions are Duke University, Emory University, University of California at Berkeley and University

Recommendations for updating tuition policy
allowing campuses to increase tuition by a maximum of 10 percent in years when the state appropriations are less than 6 percent. the current cap is 6.5 percent. reconsider using the bottom quarter of tuition rates of peer public institutions as benchmarks. giving campuses increased discretion in setting non-resident tuition rates.
of Michigan at Ann Arbor. As tuition at those universities rises, UNC-CH could have more headroom to increase tuition while staying within the bottom quartile. The peer institutions were last reviewed when the Four Year Tuition Plan was put in place, Mabe said. “It seems a good time to do this when a new president is on board,” Mabe said in an e-mail.

having different tuition models for different campuses. having similar tuition rates for similar institutions with same teaching missions. Clearly defining the role of students in the tuition decision-making process. Charging students by credit hours on select, pilot campuses.
President-elect Tom Ross is slated to take over for Bowles Jan. 1. Mabe said many factors are taken into consideration when choosing peer institutions as they set goals for individual universities and measure success. These factors include comparable university sizes, admission policies and degree programs. Contact the State & National Editor at stntdesk@unc.edu.


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League gives clothing to kids
by Victoria Stilwell
city editor

Pink is Shelly Smith’s favorite color. It’s also the color of the new scarf, T-shirt and New Balance sneakers she pulled out of a brown paper bag more than half her height. “I like them,” said 7-year-old Shelly. “This’ll be an outfit.” Shelly was one of about 75 Central Elementary School students to receive her share of nearly $8,000 in clothes from the Assistance League Triangle Area’s Operation School Bell project Tuesday afternoon. Volunteers from the league and Shoe Carnival were on hand to distribute the bags — filled with items ranging from underwear to sweatshirts — to low-income students. “We like to see the kids smile,” said Shelley Stirling, league chairwoman of the project. “There is a huge need.” This is the second year the league has worked with Central, which is the only school in the county to benefit from the nationally organized program so far, Stirling said. “We talked to the superintendent and said, ‘Do you have a school out there that you think might benefit from our program?’ “He talked with some of the principals, and he said, ‘We think Central would be a great place to start,’ and so that’s why we’re here.” Stirling said the league, composed of about 75 volunteers, raised as much as $70,000 to buy new clothes for 10 schools in Durham, Wake and Orange counties. The league has a thrift shop in Raleigh — Antiques to Zippers Resale — that supports its programs. Also, the group uses funds and grants as well as a marketing campaign to raise money each year, Stirling said.

shelly smith,7, holds up a pink shirt she got from operation school Bell, a program run by the assistance league of the triangle area.
Vickie Mebane, Central’s family specialist social worker, said the children were chosen based on referrals from teachers and their qualification for the free or reduced lunch program. Students are randomly selected based on the number of the school’s children the league can serve. “We usually write their names down and put them in a container or something, and we just shake them up and draw, shake them up and draw, until we reach the number that we have,” Mebane said. “The assistance league is also nice enough that if we have some left over that are really in need, they would give us extras.” Jennifer Diaz, 6, tried on her pair of sneakers before she left the cafeteria toting her bag of clothes. “They’re good,” said Jennifer, who explained that she liked her new shoes because they have a Velcro strap like her current pair. Jennifer Hazlett, general man-

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ager of Shoe Carnival’s Durham location, and two volunteers from the company’s Cary store were available to make sure the shoes fit and note any size changes. Hazlett said Shoe Carnival sells the pairs of shoes individually at sale price without tax. The company has been involved with the national campaign for about seven years, and the Durham location has been helping the area program for the last three or four years, she said. “Shoe Carnival’s really big on community outreach,” said Hazlett, “so we just try and get together several projects that are communitybound.” Shoe Carnival volunteer Ricky Ziegelmeyer said he got involved after Hazlett approached him about the opportunity. “I heard what it was about, and I was all for it,” he said. “I love it.”

nilson Ferreira da silva, rose Mary Machado and Francisco cruz de nascimento have seen american perspectives on education through the Brazil administrator exchange Program at chapel hill high school.

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educators learn through exchange
by lenzie Purcell
staFF writer

Local principal Jesse Dingle didn’t expect to gain “lifelong friends” when three Brazilian principals visited Chapel Hill. But through the Brazil Administrator Exchange Program, the Chapel Hill High School principal said he gained much more than administrative knowledge. “Having them here has been incredible,” said Dingle, who is hosting the three educators through Nov. 4. Almost 2,400 Brazilian public schools competed for 24 available Contact the City Editor exchange positions, sponsored by at citydesk@unc.edu. the Bureau of Educational Affairs. The administrators who were chosen were sent to nine states. “I wanted to participate in this program because I want to have anther point of view regarding school management,” said Rose Mary Machado, who is the director of Eduardo Silveira State College in Itabaiana, Brazil and one of the administrators shadowing Dingle.

The Chapel Hill group arrived in mid-October and is staying at the Carolina Inn. The trio uses a translator to bypass the language barrier. So far they said they have been surprised by schools without uniforms, and by the segregation of students with special needs in alternative public education schools. To be selected, administrators had to prove their schools were among Brazil’s best, Machado said. When the administrators leave town, they will travel to Washington, D.C., where an award will be given to the best school in Brazil. Francisco Cruz de Nascimento, director of Casa Jovem II State School, is the only visiting principal up for the award. “There are so many technological resources here that schools in Brazil do not have,” Nascimento said. “So that is definitely different.” Nilson Ferreira da Silva, another visiting educator, said the group is working to apply methods learned in Chapel Hill when they return home to Brazil.

“Although we miss our families, we know that people who work for our schools in Brazil have high expectations,” Ferreira da Silva said. “We still get to communicate with our families through cell phones and Skype.” In addition to visiting primary and secondary schools, Dingle accompanied the educators to local churches and the N.C. State Fair. Next August, Dingle will travel with the educators to Brazil. “Things are different here but in many ways the same,” Machado said. “I cant wait to show Dr. Dingle everything that Brazil has to offer.” Dingle said the different perspectives and cultures that would be exchanged were key factors in his participation in the program. “I have developed a bond that we will have forever,” Dingle said. “I am looking forward to going Brazil to spend time with my new friends.” Contact the City Editor at citydesk@unc.edu.

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wednesday, october 27, 2010


Unc back at home in carmichael arena
Volleyball takes 11 wins in chapel Hill
by MegAn wAlsh
aSSiStant SportS editor

The North Carolina volleyball team returned to its roots when it moved back to the newly renovated Carmichael Arena with high expectations for its season. After two years of matches on the Smith Center’s floor, the UNC seniors, who played in Carmichael their freshmen season, have made a triumphant return to the arena, where they’ve posted an 11-1 home record thus far. With the leadership of seniors Courtney Johnston, Suzanne Haydel and Christine Vaughen, the Tar Heels planned on going undefeated in Chapel Hill for their homecoming season in the arena where UNC volleyball first got its start. Standing across the net against a stacked Penn State team, North

Carolina opened its home season with a loss. But that loss came to none other than the back-to-backto-back national champions and remains the team’s only dropped match in Carmichael this season. “Because we had made it one of our preseason goals to keep Carmichael undefeated, we were like ‘All right, that match doesn’t even count,’” Haydel said. “So we’ve got to make sure that every match at home needs to be a win for us, especially competing in the ACC.” The Tar Heels bounced back to secure two wins on their home court the very next day in the Carolina Classic, and their success has only continued as the season progresses. “I think it’s a huge honor to be able to play back here again,” Johnston said. “Talking about volleyball, there’s been 12 ACC chamsheets. I counted 13 documented errors that the auditor made in my audit.” “How can the University hold employees to a higher standard than they hold auditors whose sole job it is to uncover mistakes?” she added in an e-mail. At the Oct. 19 meeting of the Employee Forum, Gena Carter, senior director of human resources, said responsibility lies both with the inaccurate bookkeeping and with the employees who did not keep up-to-date with their hours. Housekeeper and forum member James Holman said at the Employee Forum meeting that employees forced to lose hours are suffering because of the department’s errors. “These people are being punished by people who made mistakes,” he said. “The University should be obligated to take on some responsibility. You can’t lay all the weight on the employees.” Petree said employees are somewhat responsible to keep up with their leave records but are not wholly to blame if given bad information. “It’s better to find what caused a problem and fix it than to look for someone to blame,” she said in an e-mail. Daniel Kelo, an employee in the School of Education, lost some of his leave balance in the audit, though he said the process was conducted fairly and reasonably. “The folks who were here longer obviously got hit harder,” he said. Other employees contacted by The Daily Tar Heel declined to comment on the audit. Though Rooney was unhappy with the issue as a whole, she said she is looking forward to beginning anew. “The problem has been rectified,” she said. “We should start fresh.” Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.

pionships won in here in the last 20 years, and to be able to possibly have another one of those won and put on our record board is a huge accomplishment. That’s a huge goal for us seniors — to have an undefeated ACC record at home.” So far UNC volleyball has racked up an impressive 9-2 ACC record, with six of those victories coming from inside Carmichael’s walls. “The atmosphere is more sentimental and more personable,” said Haydel, whose team has five home matches remaining. “With the kind of crowd we attract, the Dean Dome was kind of overwhelming and our crowd looked really small, but here it’s great to see the whole venue filled.” UNC can pack Carmichael with 8,010 fans instead of the 21,750 it takes to fill the Smith Center. North Carolina has picked up major wins against then-No. 14 Florida State in September and a

rolling Virginia Tech team Friday, using home court advantage to fuel its momentum. “Especially because the opposing teams haven’t been (in Carmichael) for a few years and aren’t used to it, that’s a really big positive advantage for us,” UNC coach Joe Sagula said. “Every team has their own environment where they tend to rally in and play better.” With a locker room to call their own and the coaches’ offices just steps away from the court, the Tar Heels call Carmichael a truly intimate environment. “Anytime you step on your home court as a team, we’re mentally focused on ‘This is our gym; this is our home; this is our floor, and we just have to defend it to the end,’” Haydel said. “And I think we’ve done a really good job with that.”

Senior outside hitter Suzanne haydel rises for a kill. haydel and her Contact the Sports Editor at sports@unc.edu. fellow seniors have lost only one game at carmichael arena this year.
from the University would likely change, Ort said. “It is likely that borrowing would increase modestly,” she said. UNC-W’s financial aid office would deal with students’ loss in state-funded aid in a similar fashion to UNC-CH. Emily Bliss, director of financial aid at UNC-W and member of the work group that made the recommendation, said the financial aid office would award the grant funding they have available and then fill in the gaps with loans. Goodall said legislators will meet again in early November to decide if they will support the recommendations from the work group. “If we get a green light from this committee,” Brooks said, “I would say it would happen for the 20112012 year.” He also said students that are currently marginally eligible for state-funded financial aid will probably lose it if the recommendation is put in place. “Every school is going to have some students that lose funding and some students that gain funding.” Contact the State & National Editor at stntdesk@unc.edu.

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Education through August 2010. After the audit, she received a bill for $5,000 — the University’s claim for 211 hours overstated to her balance. Simply reducing her leave hours would not have fixed the problem. “In my case, they want me to pay it all back with a check or an easy payment plan,” Rooney said. Before the School of Education changed to an electronic recordkeeping system in 2008, staff members recorded hours on time cards, which were then hand-entered by separate employees into specific spreadsheets. Errors occurred primarily because those responsible for updating leave balance sheets did not properly do the arithmetic, McFarland said in an e-mail. “These were human errors, not because of information technology systems or issues,” he said. Director of Internal Audit Phyllis Petree issued an audit letter July 15 that revealed problems. “Our recalculations showed that leave balances were accurate for only six of the 64 individuals who were employees of the school in November 2009,” she wrote. “Fiftytwo employees had at least one leave balance that was inaccurate.” McFarland said balances were overstated for 41 employees and understated for 13. Nine employees had balances incorrect by more than 100 hours. Rooney said the errors came on behalf of those who entered data. “Our time sheets were right; what we did was right,” she said. “What was wrong was when some poor person was entering our time sheets into the spreadsheet.” She lamented the audit’s length and the errors that happened despite the investigation. “It was a long, laborious process, and even the audits were wrong,” she said. “They were missing time

receiving aid would be affected by the new process for determining aid awards. “I am concerned that we have made certain promises to students and we’re changing the rules,” Goodall said. The new process would not significantly change the amount of money the government would give to students as a whole, he said. “But to those parents in Greensboro with a freshman at State, if changing the formula means they have to come up with $2,000 more per year for four years, the change is certainly significant to them,” he said. Brooks said it would be up to the individual campuses to make up for the students’ loss in statefunded financial aid. UNC-CH would continue to meet 100 percent of the financial need of students who lose statefunded aid, Ort said. But it would put an additional burden on the University already struggling with budget cuts. The proportion of grants and loans that make up financial aid

changing the number of signatures needed to run for Student Congress seats to 20 from 35. Board of Elections Chairman Andrew Phillips stressed that the board needed a revised version of Title VI as soon as possible. “I would urge Congress to pass this bill simply for the Board of Elections to conduct these elections fairly and efficiently,” he said before the vote. The revised Title VI is not the final word on election reform. Several members of Congress opened the floor for future bills to further revise Title VI.

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The bill still has potential for change, and proposals such as the reinstatement of the Board of Elections’ power to suspend campaigns for up to 48 hours are still viable. Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.

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The Daily Tar Heel

Zta ‘think Pink’ raises awareness, funds
breast cancer focus of week’s events
by katia martinez
staFF writer

Standing outside Lenoir Hall, a dozen Zeta Tau Alpha sorority members turned the Pit pink on Tuesday. The group was distributing pink ribbons and cups of pink lemonade to kick off “Think Pink,” a weeklong event aimed at recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To start the week, ZTA sisters encouraged passersby to “pink out” in honor of the victims of breast cancer and to spread awareness. ZTA Philanthropy Chairwoman Stephanie McGowan said the week’s events revolve around prevention as opposed to treatment. “We want to help stop the problem before it starts,” she said. Sophomore Erica Andrews, who was in charge of Monday’s event,

said seeing participation around campus was a good sign of how the rest of the week’s events and programs are going to turn out. “It’s so great seeing everyone walking around campus with the ribbons,” Andrews said. “We worked so hard to put this week together that seeing students and even faculty participating is so rewarding.” The rest of the week includes a yogurt eating contest in the Pit today, a baking marathon for both ZTA and Alpha Kappa Alpha members Thursday, a cookout Friday and a luncheon at the Carolina Inn on Sunday. Proceeds will be donated to several breast cancer groups, including the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The cookout will be held at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fra-

ternity house, which is participating for the first time in the event’s three-year history. SAE President Ryland Elliott said the cause is important to both groups because of the loss of UNC student Ashton Miller. Miller, who passed away from an aggressive form of childhood cancer last year as a senior, was a member of ZTA and a close friend to several SAE members. Sunday’s luncheon will include keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Carey, medical director of the Breast Center in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a breast cancer survivor whose name is being kept secret until the event. “We are so excited for the speakers,” McGowan said. “We’ve worked closely with Dr. Carey to make this happen and we are so grateful that we can have her come to the luncheon.” McGowan said that having the

breast cancer survivor speak will help give people a better perspective of how many people are affected by the illness. “Most people think that only older women get breast cancer,” McGowan said. “By having a young breast cancer survivor speak, we can help people understand that so many other women and men are hurt by it.” As ZTA has been working to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the cause for several years, McGowan said some ZTA members have been directly affected by breast cancer. “We have had so many girls have loved ones and family members get breast cancer, and because each year we get more and more people affected by it, this cause becomes more personal each year,” McGowan said. Contact University Desk at udesk@unc.edu.

Members of Zeta tau alpha sit in the Pit last October and passed out pink candy and pink ribbons for Breast Cancer awareness Month.

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Unc initiative aims to decrease youth violence
by Pooja Chandramouleeswaran
staFF writer

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A first-of-its-kind initiative headed by the University will aim to address the increasing trend of adolescent violence in a rural county of North Carolina. UNC researchers received a federal grant of $6.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to plan and carry out violence prevention activities. The grant will also set up the nation’s first rurally focused youth violence prevention center, as well as North Carolina’s first center committed to preventing youth violence. The five-year project will focus on Robeson County, whose economic downturn has led to a high level of youth violence. “Robeson is one of the largest counties in North Carolina, and also the poorest,” said Connie Oxendine, the services program administrator for the county’s social services

department. “We don’t have a lot of resources for our youth, particularly in the areas of substance abuse and domestic violence.” The UNC School of Social Work, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and various community partners in Robeson County are working to reach the goal of reducing youth violence in the county. Paul Smokowski, the leading investigator in the team of UNC researchers, said the University beat out universities in Illinois and Michigan, including the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, for the center. He said Robeson County, which borders South Carolina, was chosen as the grant’s beneficiary because of its ethnic diversity and struggles with poverty and violence. More than 68 percent of Robeson County’s 129,000 residents are American Indian, black or Latino. The median household income in 2008 was $30,932.

The program will collaborate with community groups and focus on activities that enrich academic advancement, prevent violence, address family stress and enhance public school programming, Smokowski said. “Our short-term goal is to create a youth violence initiative that will be implemented next year and evaluate that initiative to make sure it is efficient,” he said. Elizabeth Knight, a research scientist in the Injury Prevention Research Center associated with the project, said a pre-doctoral fellowship is available for students who have a master’s degree in a social science discipline and want to assist with the project. “Our long-term goal is to give the citizens of the county happy, productive lives, reduce youth violence and build some interventions to reduce violence,” she said.

uniors Kate Blackwell, a philosophy major from Charlotte, and Cynthia Ossowski, a French and psychology double major from Concord, donated blood during the American Red Cross blood drive in the Student Union Great Hall on Tuesday afternoon. “Everyone should donate blood,” Ossowski said. “If you’re not terrified of needles, then Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu. you don’t have an excuse.” The blood drive will continue in the Great Hall today.


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wednesday, october 27, 2010


Unc to update campus for handicap accessibility
by Joanna Dozier
staff writer

Jazz venue changes hands, expands acts
by Chelsey Dulaney
staff writer

whit Price plays a short set at tuesday night’s open mic with Bill west, a new feature at Katy at the Bayou in hillsborough. Previously known as the Blue Bayou Club, the new bar plans to expand its entertainment.

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An update to the Americans with Disabilities Act has forced the University to make tweaks to its current offerings for the disabled. At a meeting Tuesday of the Disabilities Advisory Committee, members discussed upcoming changes to the University’s accessibility codes and accessibility map updates. But with some updates slightly cutting back from previous regulations, officials said the University is already in compliance with many of the new regulations. Changes will include reach accessibility requirements, new locations for wheelchair and scooter routes and reduced handicap area seating, said Facility Planner Michael Pierce. Pierce said other alterations include further promoting wheelchair accessibility in classrooms and auditoriums and adding more automatic doors. Those changes will have to be made by the act’s March 15 deadline.

Pierce said the transition will be smooth because some of the ADA standards were changed to more closely parallel the Architectural Barriers Act and private sector model codes that are adopted by most states. “It didn’t make sense that we would have a reduction in access,” Pierce said. “We encourage students and faculty to the use the leverage of the committee to bring things to our attention, such as particular buildings and games,” he added. In August, the committee released its first campus accessibility map on UNC’s website. The map includes the locations of ramps, automatic doors, elevators and lifts, as well as accessible rest rooms on UNC’s main campus. The committee referred to Stanford University and Brown University as campuses to use as examples for the University’s handicap accessibility efforts. The first phase of UNC’s map identifies accesses with symbols.

Additional map phases will aim to make the map more comprehensible with a campus building index and accessibility maps for UNC’s satellite campus locations. Committee members are looking to eventually make the map available on smart phones, said Rudy Jones, assistant equal opportunity officer. “The map fills a functional need, and there are a lot of ongoing applications to where this can go,” Jones said. The committee will publish the map online with each update. Hard copies of the maps will be placed in main areas of campus, Jones said. Committee member and sophomore Carolyn Chesson said she has had difficulties with accessible seating and campus mobility since she started using a wheelchair earlier this year. “It is important to have someone here who needs things to be accessible,” Chesson said. Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.

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New owners might bring diversity to Hillsborough’s only live music venue, adding to the town’s historic jazz roots. For the past eight years, The Blue Bayou Club, now named Katy’s at the Bayou, has been a local hot spot for jazz and blues lovers. New owner Katy Stewart said she plans to keep the Bayou close to its original atmosphere, but she does plan to integrate more variety into the lineup of performers. “I’ve started bringing in different kinds of music — rock, Americana, ’80s bands,” Stewart said. “There’s still a big jazz following, but we needed to expand.” Stewart, a daytime nurse and 13year Hillsborough resident, bought the club about a month ago when the former owner retired. “I was a patron of the club for many years,” Stewart said. “Last year I heard talk of it being sold, so I got a few people together and we bought it.” Katy’s at the Bayou is the only live music venue in Hillsborough,

although several restaurants have begun to host open mic and jazz nights. “The music scene is very important in Hillsborough. It’s all a part of the American experience,” Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said. “It just goes with the town. Jazz is in our history.” Billy Strayhorn, a jazz composer who once worked with Duke Ellington, one of the most influential twentieth century jazz figures, spent parts of his childhood in Hillsborough. The Hillsborough Arts Council has made recent efforts to reinvigorate the jazz scene, Stevens said. In September, the council revived the annual Jazz Festival, which couldn’t be held in 2009 due to budget constraints. Parlor concerts also will be held in historic homes during the winter. Jazz is also impor tant to Hillsborough’s economy, Stevens said. “It’s a very strong arts community and it brings people out,” he said.

“Music has a very big economic impact, not only on the performers but on everyone. It brings people out into the town. It’s a lifestyle here.” H i l l s b o r o u g h To w n Commissioner Eric Hallman has been playing in a jazz sextet for eight years. “When I grew up, we had mostly legit bands — marching bands, orchestras,” Hallman said. “When I got back to it, there had been this explosion in jazz. That really lit my fire.” He said he has watched the jazz scene mature over the past few years and expects it to continue to thrive. Stewart said she plans on starting a weekly designated jazz night at the Bayou. “It’s just so down and dirty to the roots,” Stewart said. “That’s the kind of people we have around here. The people are just really interested in jazz and the history of jazz.” Contact the City Editor at citydesk@unc.edu.

This is the first year the budget has allowed for the necessary number of guest performers. Director Seret Scott has interpreted many of Wilson’s works. The connection that audiences form with the characters makes the play particularly exciting, she said. “That’s the most wonderful part of it — that people see themselves in the play no matter what ethnicity they are,” Scott said. “They see the same story, the same people.” It’s this universality that has made “Fences” such a powerful work, Scott said. “You just have to enjoy it,” Robinson added. “I guarantee that you are going to walk out of that theater and will be moved in some way.” Contact the Arts Editor at artsdesk@unc.edu.

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The Daily Tar Heel

candidates meet Greek voters at IFc cookout
by Caroline Dye
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Local and state candidates running for office targeted the UNC Greek community in the final days before the midterm elections. The UNC College Republicans, Yo u n g D e m o c r a t s a n d t h e Interfraternity Council sponsored a voter education cookout in Fraternity Court on Tuesday afternoon, serving hot dogs and chips to approximately three dozen students and campaign supporters. Candidates for state and local offices, as well as campaign representatives, spoke briefly to those in attendance, emphasizing the campaigns’ various stances on education issues and plans to support economic growth. “It’s hard to get fraternity guys out,” said junior Tucker Piner, IFC president. Piner said he was pleased with the number of Greeks in attendance and the cookout was a part of a larger effort by the IFC to encourage its members to take an active role in other campus groups. He also said he hopes the IFC’s

next voter awareness event in 2012 will be even bigger than this year’s cookout and would perhaps even include a Rock the Vote concert. “Ideally we’d like to see all of Fraternity Court filled up,” he said. B.J. Lawson, the Republican running for incumbent U.S. Rep. David Price’s congressional seat, spoke to students along with a representative of his opponent’s campaign. A l s o i n a tt e n d a n c e w e r e Republicans Ryan Hilliard, who is running for N.C. senate, and Greg Andrews, who is running for Orange County Commissioner. They were joined by campaign staff representing incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and his Democratic opponent Elaine Marshall. Sophomore Austin Gilmore, a member of the Young Democrats, said he thought the turnout was low, but the event was a good forum for his organization. “As far as Democrats looking at the Greek community, I think we’re at a disadvantage,” he said, adding he thought the group as a whole

tends to lean politically right. Junior Anthony Dent, chairman of the College Republicans, also said he thought the cookout was a good idea for his group. “The Greek community poses a very unique opportunity,” he said. Paul Cox, deputy campaign manager for Price, said it was important for students to be aware of the issues being debated in this election, including the future of public education and job growth. “It’s just to remind students of what’s at stake,” Cox said. He said Price has always been a strong supporter of public education, while Lawson is against the federal government’s involvement in that sector. “We just can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing,” Lawson told students. Lawson said the country needs to move toward a truer capitalist economy. “ This is a crony capitalist regime,” he said. Contact the State & National Editor at stntdesk@unc.edu.

College republicans President Anthony dent (right) speaks with B.J. lawson, who is running for U.S. rep. david Price’s seat, at rock the Vote in frat Court. Both College republicans and Young democrats gathered.

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Officials in Indonesia are responding to the tsunami triggered by the eruption of Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes http://bit.ly/ bm2LES (via The Christian Science Monitor) Rescuers were having a hard time reaching the areas closest to the epicenter because of strong winds and rough seas http://bit.ly/aimidd (via Jakarta Post) JAKARTA, Indonesia (MCT) — At least 113 people were killed after a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake slammed into villages on Indonesia’s Mentawai islands, officials and aid workers said. The Disaster Management Agency in West Sumatra province said 10 villages on the island chain were swept away by waves as high as three meters caused by Monday’s 7.2-magnitude quake. Mujiarto, head of the Health Ministry’s Crisis Centre, said the latest information from Mentawai showed “113 people were dead and at least 150 others were missing.” But the Indonesian Red Cross


113 killed after a tsunami hit an indonesian village
put the number of missing at 502. It said in a statement that 2,000 families were displaced and nine boats were unaccounted for. The National Disaster Management Agency said most of the deaths occurred in Pagai Utara and Pagai Selatan districts. Authorities had lifted a tsunami warning one hour after the quake and initially said there were no reports of casualties or damage. “The information came late because communication was difficult,” said West Sumatra disaster management chief Harmensyah, who like many Indonesians uses only one name.

Go to dailytarheel.com/ index.php/section/state to discuss the tsunami in Indonesia.

senate candidate Fiorina in hospital


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aroline Peterson, senior journalism major and president of Kappa Delta, laughs after her friend pied her in the face. Sorority presidents were encouraged to get involved in Homecoming festivities, so Peterson stepped up to be a victim of whipped cream pies. The rain limited homecoming events in the Pit on Tuesday, but throwing pies can happen rain or shine. Proceeds will go to the Homecoming king and queen’s service projects.

schools learn across borders
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A partnership with a school in Mexico will soon broaden the horizons of local students. Carrboro High School, along with seven other schools in Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties, was selected by the Center for International Understanding at UNC to collaborate with schools in Guanajuato, Mexico. “It is still in its infant stages so we haven’t developed the projects the students will be doing, but I couldn’t imagine people wouldn’t be excited,” said Carrboro High School Spanish teacher L.J. Randolph, who is also the director of the Academy of International Studies at the school. “We’re looking forward to it, and I hope the students will be too.” Students from Carrboro High and a partner school in Mexico will collaborate with one another through video conferences and online communication. The exact projects and activities will be planned once Carrboro

High chooses its partner school. Carrboro High principal Colin Batten and Randolph said they will tour schools in Mexico from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12. The program is sending one teacher and one administrator from every school involved, along with members from the center, to Mexico to learn about the culture. “We are hoping to develop a partnership with the school,” Randolph said. “And I’ll work with a few teachers from the school to form some kind of conferencing program.” Randolph said the partnership activities will incorporate the theme of movement, as portrayed by people, goods and animals between the two countries. Matt Friedrick, the center’s director of K-12 global education programs, said the program offers students the ability to better understand other cultures. “Our job is to develop global skills in both current and future leaders in North Carolina,” he said.

Randolph said Carrboro High’s Spanish classes are most likely to participate. More than 70 percent of the student body is enrolled in a world language course with the majority taking Spanish, Batten said. “This partnership made sense for us,” Batten said. “The center knew they wanted schools from this Triangle area, and so one of the attractive features for Carrboro High School was the Academy of International Studies.” The academy offers Carrboro students the opportunity to take electives like global cultures and comparative religion. Randolph said the overall opportunity will benefit students by helping them gain real world experience and useful global skills. “Whatever topic we decide on,” he said, “students will be able to examine that topic through the lens of people in a different culture.” Contact the City Editor at citydesk@unc.edu.

LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a breast cancer survivor, was admitted to a hospital Tuesday morning for treatment of an infection that her aides said was related to the reconstructive surgery she underwent this summer. “Carly learned more than a year and a half ago that she, like millions of women, had breast cancer,” her chief of staff, Deborah Bowker, said in a statement. “After successfully battling cancer, she had reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer-free today. However, this morning Carly came down with an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery and, as a result, she was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat this infection.” Fiorina’s campaign did not disclose where she was hospitalized. Bowker said the hospital visit would affect Fiorina’s campaign schedule Tuesday, which was to include stops in the California towns of Riverside and Coachella, but said Fiorina “is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick

and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon.” The campaign of Fiorina’s opponent, Sen. Barbara Boxer, released a statement Tuesday wishing Fiorina well. “We wish Carly Fiorina a speedy recovery and hope she is able to return to her normal schedule soon,” said Boxer campaign manager Rose Kapolczynski. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Fiorina was treated with chemotherapy, radiation and a double mastectomy. She often talks about her battle with the disease on the campaign trail while advocating for the repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care legislation. Fiorina has argued that the bill, which would extend health insurance coverage to some 32 million Americans over the next decade and ultimately prohibit insurance companies from turning away Americans based on their health status, is too expensive and would not address the problems in the current health care system.

Ford reports big gains this quarter
DETROIT (MCT) — Ford on Tuesday said it earned $1.69 billion, or 43 cents per share, for the July-September period — its largest third quarter profit since 1990. The Dearborn, Mich., automaker also said it used $2 billion in cash to pay off debt in September and will reduce its debt by a total of $5.6 billion by this Friday when it makes a cash payment to the UAW’s retiree health care trust fund, known as a voluntary employee beneficiary association. With that payment, Ford will have met all obligations to the fund, which the company and the UAW agreed to in 2007. “We are clearly ahead of where we thought we could be on improving our balance sheet,” Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally said during a conference call with analysts and reporters. “Also, it is great to be able to honor all of our retirees and to do it earlier, rather than later.”

Old building, new art

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The UNC art department will use the old Chapel Hill Museum for new exhibits. See pg. 3 for story.

In town from Brazil
Brazilian school principals are shadowing local administrators in an exchange. See pg. 4 for story.





Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.

Winning back at home
UNC women’s volleyball has triumphantly returned to Carmichael Arena. See pg. 5 for story.

Solution to Tuesday’s puzzle

Think pink
Zeta Tau Alpha turns it pink this week with events to raise breast cancer awareness. See pg. 6 for story.

Connecting to Mexico
Several local schools have been selected to collaborate with schools in Mexico. See pg. 9 for story.

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Chatham County needs an effective transit system
TO THE EDITOR: Having traveled throughout the world during the past 50 years as an officer with the U.S. Air Force and the private sector, I have had the opportunity to see the public transit systems in Europe, Russia, Japan and South America. I have always been impressed by the excellent public transportation systems in other parts of the world, especially the ones in the areas I mentioned. Therefore, I am quite pleased to see forward-thinking investment in our county. What I am not pleased to read is that the challengers to the incumbent board of commissioners, led by candidate Brian Bock, do not support transit and would work to eliminate such programs. As a fiscal conservative and a citizen who has been a registered Republican and a registered Democrat during my lifetime, I object to the failure to recognize the importance of transit investments. If the a f o r e m e n t i o n e d p r o g ra m s become permanent, I hope they will lead to expanded service that includes Raleigh, RTP and the airport. I thank our elected officials in Pittsboro and Chatham County for their leadership and foresight in supporting this effort. It should be remembered that every gallon of gas and oil we save is a gallon that does not have to be imported. Major L.A. Voller Chatham County Resident skills, such as linguistics. There is no telling how these dismissals have caused complications to the mission of the United States. Katherine Benzaquen Graduate Student School of Social Work


ext, please! One sun-dried tomato bagel with cream cheese and hot sauce. Toasted? Yes, please. For here or to go? To go. This little exchange costs me $2.53 every single time, but it’s always worth it. When you’re starved, and ravaged by hunger, where do you go? To “the Alps,” as I like to call it. There’s usually a terribly long and daunting line, but you persevere — it’s the hunter-gatherer instinct in you. As you wait in line, you are secretly observing the behavior of your peers during a test of their patience, seeing how well they hold up against the pressure of waiting, watching what they do to entertain themselves. The people in line with you are usually unknown faces, but somehow during the wait, you become united in the linear construct. You finally reach the end and give your order. For some reason, hot sauce on a bagel earns suspicious glances from your comrades. You pay and leave with your order and a tacit farewell. When the deal is done, you unwrap your hot buns and feast on the sight of them. There’s always some cream cheese hanging off the edges, and the wrapper has a funky color from the hot sauce. Somehow the taste is always consistent, from first chomp to last. I’ve always hated bagels. They have a weird, hard yet smooth texture that makes me feel like I’m biting into a helmet, and for some reason, I can never spread my cream cheese evenly. They’re like healthy, tasteless doughnuts that have gone stale because no one wants to eat them. But for some reason, Alpine bagels are different. It tastes good, but beyond that, it brings us together. It’s a phenomenon unique to UNC that students brave the never-ending line for a few moments of sustenance. Granted, this may say something about the number of nondining hall eatery options there are close enough to campus to run to between classes. Maybe some of us are only bagel fans out of necessity. But the bagel is not just food — in a way it is the glue of our school. All sorts of students frequent Alpine religiously, joining in the same meal despite their varying beliefs. The bagel culture brings together these people in a way no other on-campus dining option does. The purchase of bagels is one thing that’s uniform across all classes. As a freshman, I would imagine that by senior year, these bagels would lack the allure they had in my first year. But upperclassmen keep coming back. Each customer personalizes their food, manifesting their idiosyncrasies. This succession of individual orders forms a diverse collective that represents all the oddities on campus. And just as people change from year to year, so will their orders. I express gratitude for the condiments that flavor the intimidating demeanor of this sometimes overwhelmingly large school. Although the cups could be constructed out of sturdier material and the ice machine always seems to be empty, I am thankful for the privilege of access to the flowing fountains of high fructose syrup and a shared experience with my peers.

The Interview

degree in education is best preparation for career
TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in response to the article “Paths to teaching vary” published Oct. 20. As one of the faculty/administrators quoted in the article, I would like to clarify some important points that I believe could easily be misunderstood by your readers. First, a teacher is best prepared if they go through an intensive and thorough preparation like that provided through a degree from the School of Education. While it is true that there are alternative routes to teaching, those do not provide the foundation and grounding that a degree in education provides. Second, the purpose behind establishing the undergraduate education minor is multifaceted. We hope, of course, to interest students in the teaching profession early in their college experience and believe that a minor can do that. However, we also know that we need an educated populace that understands the reality of public school education and its importance in our society. To that end, an education minor can provide that understanding such that any undergraduate student can become an advocate for public education in general as well as for children served by the public schools in the future. Finally, while I support all interest in teaching as a profession, please know that I believe, as do my colleagues, that a degree in education is the best preparation for a teaching career. We encourage all students interested in education to visit us in Peabody Hall. We will happily explore your options and interests with you! Deborah Eaker-Rich Assistant Dean School of Education


Judith Cone on Innovate@Carolina and how what she wrote is more of a guidebook than a road map
they were so you’re right!” Her energy is contagious, and generic. I’d leave frustrat- it’s clear that now there’s suped that I’d lost port for non-business innovaa day from my tion efforts from the top down business,” said — in fact, Chancellor Thorp emphasized the breadth of Cone. “ I t w a s opportunities on campus when Judith Cone about someone commenting for this profile. But one has to wonder saying to you, that you can create something, whether some of the nonyou have the right to do it, and business initiatives might that we have tools that can help have floundered were it not you.” Cone is here to get innova- for Medlin’s efforts. The drive tors all the help she can — if only for innovation beyond business and sciences could do with a they can find her. All the talk about entrepre- little more championing from neurship and businesses raises senior university leadership. Regardless, concerns that the questions of how the road map might affect the liberal arts innovation road map will change the University drastiuniversity. cally are misplaced, “The people who it is starting to sound invest in universities more flexible. are asking questions Equally misunderabout our impact stood is Chancellor on society,” Cone Thorp’s periphery argues. “ They’re role in the developsaying: look, we’re ment of the road map all hurting, and we he’s championed. have these tremenThorp believed dous needs… (so) JudiTh ConE in “the process”, she we need all hands on deck. So they’re looking for explains — the ideas came out us to play a role that maybe we of the Innovation Circle, the Student Innovation Team, and didn’t expect to play.” Few would challenge the university departments. “He got to read it, but I don’t role of innovation in the future, particularly with Carolina’s sci- think there was one thing he took out.” entific expertise. We’d been sitting and talkBut it doesn’t always seem like all of the University fits into ing in the dark after an unexthe text of the innovation plan. pected power cut. As we con“If you don’t find relevance clude, Cone’s office lights up as in it, that’s okay,” Cone says. But power returns. Cone is on mission to open she notes that arts “are mentioned,” and that “art for art’s UNC’s eyes to a culture of sake is absolutely appropriate.” innovation, though she herself And she sees the ne w doesn’t want a public role. But someone is going to have Arts Innovation Steering Committee, led by Student to do it — innovation hubs and Body President Hogan Medlin, road maps alone aren’t going to as building from the principles create an innovation climate. Cone seems to concur: “No of the road map, even if it’s not piece of paper can ever do what referenced in detail. “(Medlin) said to me, I passionate people bring to life.” don’t think you really repreMark Laichena is a member of sented the arts in this,” Cone the editorial board explained. “And I’m thinking,

udith Cone’s telling anyone who will listen that UNC is a “tremendously innovative campus” — and people shouldn’t think her road map is here to tell people how to innovate. She should know. She’s Chancellor Holden Thorp’s special assistant for innovation and entrepreneurship, and has been in this field for a while. The plan will all depend on enthusiastic individuals: the road map is “not prescriptive,” says Cone, framing the policies as suggestions. “If someone likes the ideas and wants to adopt them, that’s their call.” As vice president for emerging strategies at the Kauffman Foundation, she led support for entrepreneurship for a multibillion dollar foundation. It’s an impressive resume. Last year, she left a lakefront office for a small basement room in South Building, where we came to talk with her. Tucked away, it’s little wonder few across campus know her name. But if you’ve heard of Innovate@Carolina, then you know Cone’s impact — she wrote the road map. Of course, many others were involved: Cone facilitated, between administrators, faculty and the students on the teams involved. But “someone had to make the final decision: I took that role,” she adds. For an outsider, it seems big role: Thorp thinks that someone at UNC could have done the job, but they’d have lacked her “funder’s perspective.” It’s a notable exception to UNC’s string of internal hires. Cone’s support for entrepreneurship follows experience starting her own business. “(It) was the most amazing experience for my family,” she says. After that, she worked to make life easier for future entrepreneurs. “I’d went to every training I could, but

“No piece of paper can ever do what passionate people bring to life.”

‘don’t ask, don’t Tell’ is not fair to our soldiers
TO THE EDITOR: “I love my country and would die for it, but if I have to hide who I really am, I just can’t.” These were the words spoken to me by an openly gay friend when discussing the recent attention surrounding the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” intentionally discriminates against gays and lesbians. This policy not only discourages homosexuals from serving in the military, but it also condemns their existence. These individuals are seen as threats to military order and cohesion, and not assets. The United States has seen this type of prejudice in the past. African Americans and women were also banned from joining the service for quite some time. Integrating these two groups into the military did not cause any complications to the mission of the military, and allowing openly gay people will not either. If discrimination issues are not enough, there is also a financial cost to this policy. With the dismissal of approximately 1,000 troops annually, there is a huge cost to kicking out highly trained soldiers. Each soldier accrues a large cost in basic and advanced training. Discharging soldiers costs the American people millions of dollars each year. In addition, the military also loses soldiers with critical

Come to Eve Ball, support Eve Carson Scholarship
TO THE EDITOR: Please join us Friday, Nov. 5 at the Carolina Club for the second annual Eve Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight. The Eve Ball is a Halloween costume dance party to raise money for the Eve Carson Scholarship. One hundred percent of ticket sales and contributions will be donated to Eve’s scholarship. Last year, more than 300 people attended the event, and we raised $12,000. This event is 21-and-up, and we have an amazing DJ, cash bar, dessert bar and a costume contest with cash prizes at 10 p.m. Please help us to continue Eve’s legacy by attending or donating. Lori Burgwyn Owner Franklin Street Yoga Center
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In defense of aid


Maintaining adequate aid essential to UNC’s progression
moil is threatening the financial security of the UNC system, need-based financial aid must remain among the most protected items in the state’s increasingly tight budget. If these policies are implemented by the state legislature, they would adversely affect a significant number of UNCCH students. The University would have to increase need-based financial aid from its own budget or raise our tuition if it wants to continue to provide financial aid at the current rate. This cannot stand. We realize that budget cuts make it hard for the state legislature to retain its holistic approach to provide affordable education for its citizens. But by removing the very qualities that make UNC-CH great, we lose that very identity that drives those who care about education. The state legislature should focus on the collective needs of all students in UNC-system schools instead of focusing solely on redistribution. Every student that has the grades and the drive to be accepted should be able enroll at UNC-CH, regardless of whether that student has the money to afford it. This is a University for the people and the state’s policies should reflect that, especially in times as turbulent as these, because the only way we will grow as a University and as a state is if we continue to invest in all students.

Sam perkins gives his perspective on urban archery.

NC-CH is a public university for the people, of the people and by the people. It is the ultimate meritocracy, a beacon of fairness that should level the playing field without consideration for social or financial status. But a recent report compiled by a group of state officials to the N.C. state legislature contains recommendations to change the standards of who gets aid. This could cost UNC-CH students $2.6 million in state grants for need-based financial aid. In the upcoming weeks, the Joint Select Committee on State Funded Student Financial Aid in the N.C. General Assembly will decide whether to implement the change. Even though economic tur-

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