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Volume 123, Issue 22

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students explore
Asian identities
An event honored Asian-Pacific
American Heritage Month.
By Brielle Kronstedt
Staff Writer

Jennifer Ho (left) and Stevie Larsen led a discussion on identity and race in the Student Union on Monday evening.

At least 30 Asian-American students at UNC say they feel as though

the University uses them as props.
Theres not just one way to identify as an Asian-American person,
and I think thats something that we
need to remind the administration
that were not just going to be a photo
op for them and to say oh look at our
diverse student body population, and
then they trot out Asian-American
students when they want to have
a certain optic, said Jennifer Ho,
director of UNCs graduate English
program, and a speaker at a race and
identity discussion Monday.
The Asian Student Association
partnered with RadAsians to hold the
event as a part of their Asian Pacific
American Heritage Month campaign.
Jasmine Sun, vice president of the
Asian Student Association, said
Asian-Americans are generally more
passive about finding where they fit
in the racial spectrum.
Especially in the racial context of
right now, where you have all these
things like Black Lives Matter happening, its important to also bring
up, well, what does it mean to be
Asian-American? Sun said.
Stevie Larson, the second guest
speaker, said he did not identify
as Asian-American until after he
graduated from the University of
Puget Sound, a small liberal arts
college with a mostly white student
Larson said the term AsianAmerican began with the
Immigration Act of 1965, which
abolished strict immigration quotas
in order to bring in high-skill immigrants to industries. Larson said
this is how the association between
Asian-Americans and professions
like medicine and technology began.

This was a terrifically strong

weapon used against African
American communities, he said.
So, if the Asians can do it (on their
own merit), its totally okay for (the
U.S.) to gut welfare and other social
services for anyone else.
UNC student David Choi said
he finds it harder to identify micro
aggressions they face every day
because they are so common.
Its hard to distinguish specific episodes of micro aggression,
because they have become internalized as a regular part of what
it means to live in America, Choi
said. Its hard to distinguish micro
aggressions from thats just how
white people act or thats just how
Asian-Americans are.
Freshman Josh Jiang said he
has experienced blatant racism in a
UNC classroom.
He said last week in his English
105 class, a girl made the mistake
of referring to Islam as a race during a discussion. He said he kindly
corrected her.
She looked right at me and said,
Oh, but you look a little bit too
chinky to be Muslim, Jiang said.
Jiang said there is a need for cultural student organizations to start
discussing hard issues like this.
Freshmen come in and dont
know why they joined except it looks
and feels comfortable they stagnate and there isnt real discourse,
he said.
Beyond identity discussions, Ho
sees a greater need for major change.
Im tired of UNC-Chapel Hill
using Asian-American students and
using me as a faculty member for
purposes of diversity when it suits
them, without actually attending to
the actual needs of Asian-American
students, she said.

Honors Carolina Proposal targets UNC teaching loads

looks to grow
The program is aiming to HONORS CAROLINA BASICS
improve offerings to meet Honors Carolina offers about 160
small discussion-based courses to
student expectations.
UNC students per year.
By Victoria Mirian
Staff Writer

James Leloudis, associate dean for

Honors Carolina, has seen the program grow from a small two-year program into a four-year commitment.
He said students now expect more
from the program because many
enter the university with course credit, looking for new opportunities.
The program is introducing a new
position, career guides, in the 2015-16
school year, which Leloudis hopes will
guide students as a bridge between
advising and career services.
Weve really tried to make a full
commitment over the last few years to
transform honors into a genuine, fullyear program, Leloudis said. Im not
sure well ever feel like were ever there.
When they entered UNC as freshmen, 285 members of the class of 2014
were Honors Carolina students, and
232 of them entered their senior year
in good standing with the program.
Leloudis said half of the students
who were not in compliance had
left the program because their GPAs


Faculty members met with Board of
Trustees member Charles Duckett to
give their opinions on the push to
rename Saunders Hall. Page 7

When students apply to UNC,

they are automatically considered
for Honors Carolina, and a committee of faculty selects the participants. Once at UNC, students can
apply to join the program.

To stay in the program, students

are required to take a minimum of
two honors courses per academic
year and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Honors Carolina courses enroll

about 22 students.

were not up to par. The class of 2018

included 366 Honors Carolina students upon entry in August.
Honors Carolina students must take
two honors courses each school year
and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
The other half of those folks who
are leaving are leaving because they
arent able to meet those course
requirements for one reason or
another, he said.
Honors Carolina Student Board


Professors would have to Faculty teaching loads vary across UNC system
research universities like UNC and N.C. State, faculty often teach fewer courses due to research
teach 8 courses a year to Atobligations.
Across the UNC system, faculty members teach an average of 3.7 sections each.
receive their full salary.
By Hallie Dean
Staff Writer

Tenured professors at UNC

teach an average of 2.5 courses per
semester but a new proposal in
the N.C. General Assembly could
require all UNC-system faculty to
teach significantly more.
Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond,
introduced a bill Thursday that
would require all professors in the
UNC system, regardless of research
obligations, to teach at least eight
courses per academic year to
receive their full salary.
The bill would likely hit hardest
at the public research universities
in the state, such as UNC and N.C.
State University, compared to the
more teaching-based universities,
such as UNC-Pembroke. A 2014
report found that UNC-system faculty teach an average of 3.7 courses
per semester.
State law currently requires
professors at research universities
to teach at least two classes per
semester. UNC-CH professors,
including tenured, fixed-term and
adjunct faculty, averaged 2.8 courses for fall 2013, while N.C. State
professors averaged three courses.
McInnis contends that profes-








Number of sections taught per faculty member in Fall 2013


sors primary role is course instruction, saying in a statement that

university students should actually
be taught by professors, not student teaching assistants. The bill
would not affect the course loads
of graduate students teaching lab
courses or recitation sections.
There is no substitute for a
professor in the classroom to
bring out the best in our students,
McInnis said. I look forward to
the debate that will be generated
by this important legislation.
But W. Fitzhugh Brundage,
UNCs history department chair,
doesnt agree.
How exactly is a grad student


On Friday, the Carolina Union Activities
Board sold out of tickets to its April 11
spring concert featuring Rae Sremmurd
and opening act Well$. CUAB sold a total of 1,800 student tickets in less than a
week. Page 3

Oy with the poodles already!




supposed to learn how to teach if

he/she is never given the opportunity to teach before being hired for
their first job? he said.
As for the history department,
Brundage said the overwhelming
majority of classes are taught by
There is no major research university in the U.S. that has a fourfour teaching load, Brundage said.
I think faculty would leave. They
would look for jobs elsewhere and
UNC and N.C. State would have a
very hard time.
Professors at research universi-


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a recent problem on the paths? City officials say it
has. They say the problem has lasted more than
two years and that they are sure the poop comes
from humans (use your imagination to figure out
how they are sure of that). Heres to hoping the
signs are effective.
NOTED. People will soon
have to pay a pretty penny
to use Stephen Hawkings
name. Hawking is in the
process of having his name
trademarked. The money
will go to a foundation to
promote physics or research
of motor neurone disease.

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A 4-year-old girl who
decided to get on a bus at
3 a.m. in Philadelphia to
search for a snack. The bus
driver stopped and called
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Someone reported graffiti spray-painted on a mailbox at the post office at 179

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Two thefts from vehicles

in a parking lot at 300
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reported at 1:30 p.m. and
1:56 p.m. Sunday, according
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Sunday, according to Chapel
Hill police reports.
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Monday. The person later
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block of Jackie Robinson
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according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
The person also resisted
arrest, the report states.
Someone committed
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possession of marijuana
at Paul Hardin Drive and
Manning Drive at 7:01
a.m. Monday, according
to reports from the UNC
Department of Public Safety.
Someone possessed
and concealed drug equipment and paraphernalia at
Granville Towers East at
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The Daily Tar Heel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CUAB spring concert sells out

The box office sold 1,800
tickets to the concert over
the course of 4 days.
By Carly Berkenblit
Staff Writer

This years Homecoming concert hosted by the Carolina Union

Activities Board sold less than
a thousand tickets, but CUABs
upcoming 2015 spring concert has
already sold out.
Tickets for UNC students went on
sale at midnight on Tuesday, March
24, and sold out by 6 p.m. on Friday,
March 27. The box office for nonstudents that was supposed to open
on March 31 never went to sale.
Senior Austin Webster, a member of CUAB and one of the managers of the spring concert, said the
concert allowed for 2,000 tickets.
The ticket cap was set by the
Union box office. Safety concerns
prevented CUAB from being able to
sell more tickets, Webster said.
We sold 1,800 (tickets),
Webster said. The other 200 tickets were reserved for the artists
guests, volunteers helping with the
event and CUAB members.
The concert, called Jubilee!, will
feature hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd
and local hip-hop artist Well$. It
will be held on Hooker Fields.
I think this time we chose the
right artists at the right time,
Webster said.
Rae Sremmurd had two hit singles released in 2014 No Type
and No Flex Zone.
Opening act Well$, who is from
Charlotte, is a hip-hop artist on the
rise and is one of the candidates for
music magazine XXLs freshmen of
the year list.
Sophomore Jonathan Lynn said

By Corey Risinger
Staff Writer

tem. Because they are regulated

by the same entity, Maitland said
North Carolina distilleries and
ABC boards are actually cousins.
But Maitland is concerned that
his small business cannot compete with the big companies. In
passing the bill, more people will
look for the products of North
Carolina distilleries at ABC stores,
he said.
This bill seeks to strengthen,
not weaken, the ABC system, he
said. I have always felt that the
best thing I can do is get my product in your hands. Why? Because
my products great. If I get it in
your hands, I win.

As the last graduates of the N.C.

Teaching Fellows program are
handed their diplomas in May, a bill
currently in the state Senate might
help fill the void left by the popular
college scholarship.
Filed on Thursday, the bill, called
Teach for North Carolina, would
create a pilot program that aims to
recruit and retain teachers in rural
N.C. school districts. The program
would offer 60 state-funded four-year
college scholarships to teachers assistants initially targeting Richmond,
Scotland, Anson and adjacent counties over the next two years.
Working with the UNC system as
well as the N.C. Community College
system, the bill would provide prospective teachers with $7,000 per
year for four years a $2,500 stipend and $4,500 to cover the costs of
pursuing higher education.
To forgive their loans, teaching
assistants would be required to
teach for eight consecutive years in
one of the states top-performing
counties or four years in a school
that received a D or F on the states
school performance report.
Eric Houck, a professor in UNCs
School of Education and a member
of the first class of the N.C. Teaching
Fellows at UNC, said he questions
the bills potential to succeed.
Im no policy expert, but to me,
this sounds like a bill written in a
hurry to solve a specific problem,
he said.
Houck said he doesnt think it can
fill the shoes of the Fellows program.
Teaching Fellows provided an
annual $6,500 grant to college students who in exchange taught for
four years in North Carolina public
schools after graduation. Its funding
was phased out starting in 2011, and
the last Teaching Fellows class will
graduate in May.
The best replacement for the
Teaching Fellows program would
be the Teaching Fellows program,
Houck said.
Rural counties should instead
work with the state to create loanforgiveness programs and teacher
salary increases, he said.
Matt Ellinwood, a policy analyst
with the N.C. Justice Center, said he
thinks Teach for North Carolina is
too small of a proposal to have a significant effect on teacher retention
in the state.
(Aside) from the fact that it
waters down the credentials of the
people, Ellinwood said. Were only
talking about 30 scholarships in that
program and (for) Teaching Fellows,
each cohort was 500.
The pilot program also would ease
teacher training requirements for
individuals who have assisted in the
classroom for five years providing
an exemption from student-teaching
time and lowering grades required on
minimum competency exams.
It doesnt help me think that
theyre going to really be retaining
high-quality teachers, Houck said.
Keith Poston, executive director of
the N.C. Public School Forum, said
he agrees with bill sponsor Sen. Tom
McInnis that the states teacher shortage will continue to worsen and that
rural counties are feeling the most
pressure, but he doesnt think lowering exam standards is a smart move.
Ellinwood wondered whether the
program would be able to effectively
transition teaching assistants to fulltime teachers, which he said current
research has deemed difficult.
To be fair, (Teach for North
Carolina) might be a way to change
that, Ellinwood said.
Poston said the Public School
Forum appreciates efforts to entice a
new generation of teachers.
But a major concern for the forum,
which has overseen the Teaching
Fellows program, is the declining
enrollment of students in schools
of education. The UNC School of
Education has seen a 30 percent
drop in enrollment since 2010.
For the Public School Forum, our
concern is the pipeline (of teachers) today, but Im even more worried about whats going to happen
in three, four, five years, as these
enrollment declines really start hitting North Carolina, Poston said.
Our superintendents are worried about vacancies for the fall of
this year, and its going to get worse
before it gets better.




Well$, a hip-hop hop artist from Charlotte, will be opening for Rae Sremmurd at the sold-out CUAB spring concert.

he bought his tickets the day they

went on sale.
I am very interested in hearing the artists live and hanging out
with my friends, Lynn said.
Lynn also said he was happy
with the decision of buying tickets
when he did since they are now
sold out.
Freshman Davis Rhodes said he
isnt going and mentioned that he
had never heard about the event.
I didnt even know it sold out,
Rhodes said.
Webster and the rest of the
Jubilee! committee said they are
planning giveaways for any of the
200 tickets that are left over.

We would have liked to sell

everyone a ticket who wanted one,
Webster said.
Freshman Campbell Cooper said
she also is not going to the spring
concert, citing a lack of awareness
similar to Rhodes.
I never even heard of it, Cooper
said when hearing about the
upcoming concert.
The Facebook event that CUAB
created for Jubilee! had over 2000
RSVPs, with 1,900 more who were
invited and never responded
more respondents than CUAB had
allotted tickets for.
A lot of students were excited
just for the opportunity to see (Rae

I am very interested in
hearing the artists live
and hanging out with
my friends,
Jonathan Lynn,
a UNC sophomore

Sremmurd) perform, Webster

said. But the cheap tickets further
grabbed students attention.
Jubilee! will take place on April
11 at Hooker Fields from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m.


ovid Friedlander (violin), Clara

Yang (piano), and Peng Li
(cello), perform at the faculty
recital Monday evening in Person Hall.
Yang, an assistant professor of piano

in the music department at UNC,

along with North Carolina Symphony
musicians, Friedlander and Li, performed works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig
van Beethoven, and Johannes Brahms.

Margaret Lynch, a music major and

Yangs student, turned pages for the
professor. It was a fantastic concert
It was really beautiful, really complex
and difficult music, Lynch said.

TOPO owner lobbies for chance to sell his liquor

The bar owner says his
bill would promote the
NC distillery industries.
By Avishai Halev
Staff Writer

Of the 17 alcohol control states,

only four do not allow distilleries
to sell their product to tour visitors.
Scott Maitland wants to change that.
Maitland, owner of Top of the
Hill distillery on Franklin Street, is
working to rally support for House
Bill 107, which would allow distilleries to sell their product to visitors
on the premises.
The bill only allows for one bottle
per customer, per year.
It has not been easy, Maitland
said. Recently, he has been pushing
to just get the bill on the floor, but
he does not know if it will happen.
I dont know. I think so. I hope
so, he said.
The North Carolina Alcoholic
Beverage Control Commission,
which regulates both the ABC
boards and the distilleries of North
Carolina, does not have a position
for or against the bill, spokeswoman Agnes Stevens said.

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But Stevens noted that even

a small change can have larger
The concept of the three-tier
system is established over the last
70 years, so changes can be bigger
than they look, she said.
The three-tier system creates
distinct roles for manufacturers,
wholesalers and retailers. The system has been in place since prohibition, Stevens said.
Maitland said this change can
only be for the good. He said he
thinks of the bill not as a way to
sell more liquor but as a way to
promote it.
All I can sell is my own product, he said. Its not like people
would use distilleries as liquor
stores. The goal of this is not to sell
liquor; the goal of this is to do the
best marketing you can.
Maitland said he thinks the
perception some have that the bill
would support and boost underage
drinking is unfounded.
Lt. Josh Mecimore, spokesman for the Chapel Hill Police
Department, said the department
will not speculate, but will deal with
enforcing a new policy when the
time comes.
The states voters elect their


The proposed bill, which was filed
in February, is currently with the
committee on rules and operations
of the Senate:

The bill would allow distillery

visitors to purchase one bottle of
spirituous liquor that was made on
the premises.

The bill would only allow

representatives to make their decisions, he said. We dont really

have a dog in that fight because
thats a legislative decision, not an
enforcement decision.
The North Carolina Distillers
Association sees the bill as a way to
not only help distilleries but promote
tourism and agriculture. They estimate a 101 percent increase in the
number of North Carolina agricultural products bought by local distilleries and a 413 percent increase in
tours for visitors across the state.
Maitland said one of the reasons
he started a distillery was to use all
North Carolina ingredients, which
is pretty rare for breweries.
Maitland said he does not want
to change the current ABC sys-

visitors to purchase one bottle of

spirituous liquor from a distillery
per year.

It would also allow distilleries to

host tasting events for their products at trade shows, conventions
and festivals. Currently, distilleries
are only allowed to host tastings
on their premises.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015



ties currently spend much of

their time doing just that
researching. Requiring them
to teach four classes a semester could lessen their time for
research and development,
Brundage said.
Under the proposal, universities could supplement
faculty salaries with private
funds if the professor taught
less than eight courses a year
for research reasons.
Jay Schalin, director of
policy analysis at the conservative Pope Center on Higher
Education Policy, said he
thinks the bill will bring an
increased focus on undergraduate education while
reducing salary costs for the
UNC system.
Obviously, if teachers are
more productive, the schools
will need fewer teachers to
teach the same number of students, said Schalin in an email.
But that should not even
enter into the picture the

university system is not a

jobs program for academics,
and whether a bill reduces or
increases the number of jobs
is irrelevant, he said. The
goal is to provide a quality
education as efficiently as
possible, using the appropriate number of professors.
McInnis, a freshman senator, introduced two additional
education-related bills last
week. One proposal would
launch a pilot program for a
teaching scholarship designed
to encourage teachers to work
in rural, under-performing
schools. The other bill would
affect the states K-12 schools
delaying tougher standards
for a school performance
grading scale.
Brundage said he doesnt
understand the motivation
behind trying to increase faculty teaching loads.
I cant see how a university is supposed to remain a
viable research institution if
this bill were to pass.

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Musicians invited to improvise at UNC

By Chloe Lackey
Staff Writer

To the untrained musician, original compositions

and improvisation may seem
worlds apart. But today, as
part of the UNC Department
of Musics Talking Music
series, two musicians will
prove the two forms are closer
than they appear.
An Evening of
Improvisation and Original
Compositions with Howard
Levy & Michael Riessler
brings together two renowned
artists to showcase their skills
UNC music professor
Stefan Litwin organized the
series and invites the community to listen as the show
intermingles the artists original compositions with the
spontaneous liberty for either
performer to throw in their
own flair of improvisation.
Improvisation makes this
event unique, Litwin said.
Not even the musicians
know exactly what theyll be
Levy is a Grammy awardwinning harmonica player,
pianist, composer and teacher, among other credits. A


Time: 7:30 p.m. today
Location: Person Recital
Info: music.unc.edu/events

pioneer of the tenor harmonica, Levy was the first to play

all the notes available to the
instruments range and said
improvising is part of his art.
Improv is part and parcel of original composition,
Levy said. Everyone who is a
composer has to improvise to
some extent.
Riessler, a professor of jazz
at the Hochschule for Music
and Theater in Munich, is one
of Germanys most renowned
composers and bass clarinetist.
Hes an incredible composer and a really great
teacher. Hes innovated a lot
of techniques, multiphonics
and all kinds of sound effects,
Levy said.
While improvisation is
often strictly associated with
jazz, Levy said even the most
classical pieces put emphasis
on improvisation.
In a piece of music, a
repeat does not mean literally


Jazz musician Michael Riessler will join Howard Levy for a free
evening of improvisation tonight in Person Recital Hall.

repeat. A pause in the music

gives liberty to improvise,
Levy said.
Riessler is the reason Levy
is also performing for the
series, Litwin said.
I asked Michael who he
would like to play with if he
came to the states, Litwin
said. He immediately said
Howard Levy.
Both artists will be selling their CDs at the event in
hopes the audience will take
their music home. Riessler
joked that in addition to some
insight about improvisation

in music, he hopes the audience takes away something

else from the event.
A lot of CDs, he said. And
Litwin said he hopes the
free performance in Person
Hall will draw a diverse
crowd that will appreciate the
unique event.
If its successful, theres
a huge aura to an event like
this, Litwin said. This is
something unpredictable, and
it cant be replicated.

For public employees, a lower rent

By Haley Ray
Staff Writer

UNC Panhellenic
Councils Greek
Groove 2015
Benefiting the Center
of Excellence for
Eating Disorders.
7-9 p.m. in Memorial
Hall, April 1st
Tickets are $12 and are sold at
the door of Memorial Hall

Local government employees, teachers, University staff

and other public employees in
Chapel Hill and Carrboro now
have access to cheaper housing with Eller Capitals new
apartment incentive program.
The incentive program
offers lower rent rates at
two Eller Capital properties,
The Apartments at Midtown
501 and the 86 North
Apartments. For eligible
employees, the rental savings
range from $2,000 to $3,050
on a 12-month lease and
application fees are waived.
Under the incentive program, rent at a two-bedroom
apartment at Midtown 501
starts at $1,067 a month,
reduced from $1,300. A twobedroom at the 86 North

Apartments starts at $895,

reduced from $1,095.
Delores Bailey, executive
director at EmPOWERment,
Inc., which helps low-income
residents find housing,
said the apartment incentive program is a step in the
right direction to affordable
housing in Chapel Hill and
They need to be applauded
for trying this, she said.
Theyre targeting town
employees, firefighters and
teachers thats perfect.
Those are the people who cant
afford to live in Chapel Hill.
Residents eligible for the
program include employees
of the towns of Chapel Hill
and Carrboro, state of North
Carolina, Orange County, the
University, UNC Hospitals
and Chapel Hill-Carrboro
City Schools.

Daniel Eller, CEO of Eller

Capital, said the housing
middle market has been
underserved for several
decades, which he hopes the
apartment incentive program
will help change.
The quality standards
from a marketing standpoint
havent kept up with the
demands of the people that
live here, he said.
CHCCS spokesman Jeff
Nash said its difficult for
school employees to find
affordable housing in the district. Approximately 45 percent
of CHCCS employees reside in
Chapel Hill or Carrboro.
The average salary for a
CHCCS teacher with a bachelors degree ranges from
$33,000 to $50,000, according to the salary schedules for
North Carolina public schools
for the 20142015 school year.



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A Chapel Hill firefighter makes

an average of $44,941 annually.
Bailey said she would
change the fact that Eller
Capitals incentive program
does not accept housing
choice vouchers, a federallyfunded program that helps
low-income residents pay
for housing. She said 70
percent of the tenants at
EmPOWERment, Inc. use
housing choice vouchers to
help pay their rent.
Eller said the program
has been successful so far
and there has been a large
response to it. He said he
plans to continue the program indefinitely.
We wanted to create this
program that really helped
the people that served the
community, he said.



Co-President Rangoli
Bhattacharjee hears complaints from students who feel
the course requirements are
One of the reasons that
weve noticed that students
wouldnt be able to complete the program is because
originally, the program was
really designed to be a first
and second-year program, so
the kind of offerings it had
was really limited in terms of
higher-level courses that were
offered, Bhattacharjee said.
An average of 83 honors
courses are offered each semester, but most professional
schools have limited offerings.
Leloudis said concerns usually come from students seeking higher-level courses deeper
into their majors.
Its a lot more difficult for a
department to offer upper level
courses than it is to offer lower
level courses, Leloudis said.
It has to make sense to the
department chair about how to
manage a finite resource.
Students can receive honors credit from seven options
outside of taking a course, he
said. One option is an Honors
Contract, which requires students to conduct research.
Sophomore Kathryn Grace
Almon said she has had trouble finding courses that fulfill
requirements for both her
major and Honors Carolina.
Almon turned to the Honors
Contract to satisfy this semesters requirement.
I cant just keep sacrificing
three hours of my schedule to
take something like Honors
Mongolian Sheepherding,
Almon said. I have to take
STEM classes, and they dont
offer enough STEM classes.
Leloudis said he encourages students to take courses
in subjects they usually would
not focus on.
Thats not good for everybody, and thats not good or
bad. For students who really
want to be very focused, that
emphasis on breadth as well
as depth might not (be a) good
fit, he said. We really put a
premium and a priority on
encouraging students to get a
very broad-based education.


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Veteran memorial in need of funding

The memorial will be
built in Chapel Hill
Memorial Cemetery.
By Shantan Krovvidi
Staff Writer

Nearly two years after the

town of Chapel Hill approved
the building of a veterans
memorial, plans and funding
for the structure are still not
The memorial, set to
be placed at Chapel Hill
Memorial Cemetery, was
approved by the Chapel Hill
Town Council in April 2013.
The towns Veterans
Committee has been planning
its design since the approval.
The committee is made up
of four Chapel Hill residents
and the towns parks and recreation department.
Were now entering the
raising funds phase, said
committee member and veteran Lee Heavlin.
Heavlin said the committee has raised a few thousand
dollars, but that it is not
enough to begin construction and the quality of the
memorial will depend on the

contributions of residents,
since no funding will come
from the government.
Heavlin said he hopes the
committee can raise enough
money to go above and
beyond their initial objective.
If we do very well on fundraising, itll be a little bit better than we expect, he said.
Well have enough leftover
for perpetual care.
Heavlin said once construction begins, the memorial will take roughly six
months to complete and will
be located within an existing
brick plaza at the center of
the cemetery, which will be
renovated as funds dictate.
He said the memorial will
be made up of five pillars representing each branch of the
U.S. Armed Forces and surrounded by a grove of trees.
Heavlin said the committee
chose the cemetery because
half of its gravesites are those
of veterans.
Itll be nice to put a memorial at an existing site, he said.
That way, the cemetery gets
dressed up a little bit, and we
have something nice.
Heavlin said the committee will bring attention
to the memorials fundrais-

I think its important to recognize

what veterans do
for our country.

Like cities across the state, Chapel Hill aims to honor veterans

A memorial funded entirely by donations will soon be placed in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. In its planning and design process, the
Chapel Hill Veterans Committee considered the memorials in neighboring towns and cities around the state.

Taishu McLawhorn,
a UNC freshman

ing by asking residents for

donations around Memorial
Day and will hold a memorial service at the cemetery
site the Saturday before the
Also on Memorial Day,
well have more talks as far
as what the timeline will be,
he said.
UNC freshman Taishu
McLawhorn said Chapel Hill
is the kind of place where its
critical to honor veterans.
I think its important to
recognize what veterans do
for our country, he said.
Especially in a college town
like Chapel Hill, its important to show young adults the
importance of veterans.
Dana Mansfield, a junior at
UNC, said a memorial close
to campus would better for
visitors of the University campus to see and appreciate.
I think veterans are easily



Memorials in North Carolina

1. Chapel Hill Veterans Memorial
2. Garner Veterans Memorial
3. Mebane Veterans Garden
4. N.C. National Guard
5. N.C. Veterans Park in Fayetteville


6. West Chatham Veterans Memorial in Siler City

7. The Carolina Field of Honor in Kernersville
8. Veterans memorial in Wilmington
9. The Veterans Walk in Yanceyville



overlooked, said Mansfield.

A lot of time people dont
know too much about veterans, especially student
veterans, so I think it would
be cool to have a memorial to
celebrate what they are doing
for our country.

On the wire: national and world news

Talks of ISIS club at Barry
U. caught on video
MIAMI _ A controversial,
conservative activist tried
to trick Barry University
in Miami Shores, Fla., into
allowing a pro-ISIS campus
club on Monday.
James OKeefe is a selfdescribed guerrilla journalist
and muckraker known for
his baiting tactics on video.
On Monday, his team handed
out press kits and he talked
about the campaign of catching college officials embracing
the terror group by endorsing
a mock club.
Barry never approved the
club and OKeefes group
had no intention of running
it. One of the Barry campus
coordinators even suggested
that ISIS be omitted from
the club name in favor of
Middle East.
It is immensely hurtful
to our university community,
to the Dominican Sisters
of Adrian, Michigan, who
founded and continue to
sponsor Barry University, and
to the international members
of the Dominican Order who
have suffered as a result of
the violence created by ISIS,
Sister Linda Bevilacqua, the
university president, said in a
statement Monday.

Trevor Noah to host The

Daily Show
Trevor Noah, a 31-yearold comedian who has been
a contributor to Comedy
Centrals The Daily Show,
will be the programs new
host when current host Jon
Stewart leaves later this year,
the network announced
Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an
insightful and unique point of
view, and most importantly, is
wickedly funny, said Comedy
Central president Michele
Ganeless in a statement, noting that he would bring a
fresh voice to the satirical
news show.
Noah, a biracial South
African who grew up in
Johannesburgs Soweto township, was a surprise pick.
Though he has hosted his
own program, Tonight with
Trevor Noah, in his native
country, the comedian joined
The Daily Show as a contributor only in December
and his name had not been
among those floated in the
press as a possible successor
to Stewart until recently. One
of the shows behind-thescene podcasts features an
interview with Noah.

Former Ole Miss student

charged with placing
noose on James Meredith
A former University of
Mississippi student has been
indicted on federal civil rights
charges, accused of placing
a noose and a Confederate
symbol around the neck of a
statue of James Meredith, the
civil rights leader who desegregated the school, it was
announced on Friday.

French prosecutor Brice Robin, center, discusses the Germanwings jet crash that killed 150 people.

Graeme Phillip Harris is

accused of hanging the rope
and an old Georgia flag that
bears a Confederate symbol
around the neck of the statue.
Meredith was the first African
American to break the color
line in 1962 and enroll in
what had been an all-white
According to the Justice
Department, Harris faces two
counts of violating civil rights

Racist chant taught on

fraternity leadership
cruise, university says
An investigation by the
University of Oklahoma has
found that the racist chant
by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members was learned
during a leadership cruise
sponsored by the groups
national headquarters.
In the four years since that
cruise, the racist chant was formalized at the local chapter and
taught to pledges, the university
report stated. School investigators also found that alcohol was
readily available to fraternity
members before the bus trip.

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Human rights center nds new home

The HRC now shares a
space with the Youth
Community Project.
By Hannah Jaggers
Staff Writers

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Human Rights Center has
finally found its home at the
Youth Community Projects
Main Street building.
The Human Rights Center
began in 2009 at the Abbey
Court apartment complex in
Carrboro. Once Abbey Court
was purchased and became
Collins Crossing, the center
was forced to leave due to
permitting requirements.
The centers founder, Judith
Blau, purchased a property on
Barnes Street for the center to
continue functioning.
But in 2014, Blau stepped

down as director due to

health problems, forcing the
organization to find a brand
new space to operate.
Local partnering organizations such as El Centro
Hispano, EmPOWERment,
Inc. and the Orange Water
and Sewer Authority temporarily housed several of the
centers programs until the
center was able to find its new
office location at the Youth
Community Project building
in Carrboro.
Steve Orton, a member of
Youth Community Project
board of directors, said the
group was excited for the center
to move into their building.
Weve really been looking
for people to share space with,
so it was a great fit, Orton
said. Were a hub organization for groups that serve
youth, so we were actively
looking for people to share our

space and partner with us.

Orton said the center has a
lot in common with the Youth
Community Project, particularly its concern for youth
I think my vision is that
we will be together a long
time, Orton said. Long after
weve left this building, well
still be working together.
Delores Bailey, executive
director for EmPOWERment,
Inc. said the Human Rights
Center spent approximately one year with
EmPOWERment, Inc. and
utilized a shared office space
with another organization.
Bailey said they did not
work together with the
center on projects while
they were located at the
EmPOWERment, Inc. offices,
although both organizations
share similar programs.
We try to help all small

Weve really been

looking for people
to share space with,
so it was a great fit.
Steve Orton,
Youth Community Project board

businesses because thats

basically what we do here in
our incubator, Bailey said.
Orton said the Human
Rights Center and the Youth
Community Project would love
to merge with other organizations doing work for the
youth in the community.
Our belief is that there are
a lot of other groups doing
youth development and were
going to find all kinds of overlap over time, Orton said.
Orton said his group hopes
this partnership will benefit
the youth and help bridge a


Judith Blau, director of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Human Rights
Center, stands outside the former location on Barnes Street.

gap in communication.
Our goal from YCPs perspective is to get the groups
working with youth together
so that youth are talking to
youth and its a less fragmented situation than it is now,

Orton said. Its hard to get

heard when youre in middle
school or high school. The
youths voices get fragmented
or cut up into little groups.

Writers from all over set works in the state

By Morgan Vickers
Staff Writer

Not everyone is from North

Carolina, but almost everyone
knows a story that takes place
in the state.
Jamie Fiocco, owner of
Chapel Hills Flyleaf Books,
believes many from outside of
N.C. choose to set their books
in the state because of their
ties to it educationally.
I think that there are a lot
of universities that have active
and robust creative writing and
English departments all across
the state, Fiocco said. Thats
going to create a lot of people
that might not necessarily be
from North Carolina, but they
come here to go to school and

then have ties to the state.

Denise Grover Swank,
author of The Curse Keepers
series, is from Kansas City
but set the novels in Manteo,
N.C. and used UNC as a focal
point of the second book in the
series, The Curse Breakers.
Part of the reason why I set
it in North Carolina is because
I wanted to focus on The Lost
Colony, she said. I used UNC
because I actually researched
universities in North Carolina
that had Native American
Studies programs, and I heard
it was a good program by asking around.
Swank said she doesnt
use fictional locations so her
readers can visit the places
that inspired her. She does

extensive research and visits

the locations in which she sets
her books.
I hate the idea of people
who know a place saying,
Thats not there, when reading my books, Swank said.
UNC English professor
Marianne Gingher found the
idea for a book about North
Carolina authors in a cup of
coffee after reflecting on her
time as a writer in the state.
The book, Amazing Place:
What North Carolina Means
to Writers, was released earlier this month by UNC Press.
She will be hosting a talk
about the book at Bulls Head
Bookshop on April 14.
A book like this is past
due, Gingher said. Its a

book that takes us from

region to region, place to
place its as much about
landscape as it is about
heartscape as it is about the
writers mindscape in relation
to North Carolina.
The book is composed of 21
essays produced by 22 writers who Gingher said have
some connection to North
Carolina, either because they
lived there, visited temporarily, or attended one of North
Carolinas many universities.
As the owner of an independent bookstore focused
on community engagement,
Fiocco has seen many books set
in North Carolina come in and
out of her store. She said she
believes the appeal of books

Were always changing, and the state keeps

changing as well.
Marianne Gingher
UNC English professor

with settings in N.C. is that it

is familiar enough to readers
because of the states history,
but distant enough to provide a
sense of mystery and intrigue.
I just think its a very
romantic, mysterious place,
Fiocco said. You can find
pretty much any setting within
the state and its got a rich
literary heritage, so its probably tempting because readers
might already have an idea of
what North Carolina is like.
Gingher agreed and said

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Work together for a shared vision. Over
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Advance in your career over the next six
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Today is a 7 -- Its easier to manage
shared finances over the next three
weeks, with Mercury in Aries. Your
wanderlust grows with Mars in Taurus
over the next six weeks.

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Today is a 9 -- Work faster and
make more money over the next six
weeks, with Mars in Taurus. Romantic
communication flowers over the next
three weeks. Express your deepest
feelings. Put your love into words.
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Today is an 8 -- Your actions speak louder
than words over the next six weeks.
Romance and passion take new focus.
Practice what you love. Take on a home
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weeks. Set family goals. Clean house.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 9 -- Pay bills today and
tomorrow. Learn voraciously over the next
three weeks. Youre especially creative
and words flow with ease. Write, record
and report. Improve your living conditions
over the next six weeks.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 9 -- For nearly three weeks,
with Mercury in Aries, develop new
sources of income. Make profitable
connections. Writing projects flow with
ease over the next six weeks, with Mars
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The Daily Tar Heel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


By Katie Reilly
Managing Editor

Gerald McRath, a coach

for the North Carolina football team, resigned his post
Monday after being charged
with driving while impaired.
McRath, who became a
defensive graduate assistant coach for the team in
2015, was released Monday
after paying a $1,500 bond,
according to Durham County
police reports.
I apologize for my actions
and for bringing negative
publicity and attention to the
University of North Carolina
and the football program,
said McRath, who has been
ordered to appear in court on
April 20.

I have decided to resign

my position as a graduate assistant coach at UNC
and move forward with my
career, he said.
McRath previously
played for UNC head football coach Larry Fedora at
the University of Southern
Mississippi, where McRath
earned a degree in sports
He then played for the
Tennessee Titans from 2009
to 2012.
To read more about
McRaths abrupt resignation,
visit the From the Press Box
blog on dailytarheel.com.


Visit dailytarheel.com/
blog/press_box for
further updates.

Antonio Baines (right), associate professor at North Carolina Central University, speaks at the Faculty Executive meeting on Monday.

Trustee asks faculty to give

feedback on Saunders Hall
The Faculty Executive
Committee received a
visit from a trustee.
By Sarah Thomas
Staff Writer

University Trustee Chuck

Duckett attended Mondays
Faculty Executive Committee
to inform committee members about the progress
of the proposal to rename
Saunders Hall.
Duckett said the board
has encountered many differing opinions on the matter, and this meeting was no
Everyone on the board
cares about this; the administration cares about this,
Duckett said.
I want to be clear that we
want to get this right.
Controversy surrounding
Saunders Hall began when a
group of students demanded
that the building name be
The building is named
after William Saunders, who
was a chief organizer of the
Ku Klux Klan, a confederate
colonol in the Civil War and a
trustee for the University.
But some say that the
building is a part of Carolinas
history and changing it will
not erase history.
I wouldnt want any name
change to be seen as a solution to all of our problems
and now we are whole and
the history has never passed,
said committee member
Suchi Mohanty.
Others say changing the
name wouldnt cause people
to forget.
The current UNC community has its own set of values
that are different than the
values of communities past,
said history professor Anne
Whisnant. She said UNC
shouldnt be held to those
past values now.
We are always doing a
kind of sifting with our past,
said Whisnant. As a historian, I dont worry about
forgetting our past if we
renamed the building. We
have a real opportunity to edit
that and align it to our current values.
The black community is
not unified in its opinion on
Saunders Hall. While many
students have demanded
the name change, Debbie
Stroman, chairwoman of the
Carolina Black Caucus, listed
reasons why the name should
Removing a name will
not erase, edit or change the
history of North Carolina,
Stroman said.
We refuse to be prisoners
of the past, and we forgive
and embrace peace. So, in
summary, we are not supporting the taking down of the

Duckett spoke about

having more Carolina
Conversations, events where
the Carolina community can
come together and hash out
issues, on this matter.
Duckett also mentioned
that there is a new feature
on the Board of Trustees
website that allows people
to write in what they think
should be done about the
possibility of renaming
Saunders Hall.
Duckett said the goal is to

We refuse to be prisoners of the past, and

we forgive and embrace peace.
Debbie Stroman,
chairwoman of the Carolina Black Caucus

have a decision made by the

Board of Trustees meeting in
May, although it could change
if there isnt a clear resolution
by then.
We have done a very
thorough review, Duckett

But this is not about

today; this is about today
and all the future. But
theres no desire whatsoever
to drag this out.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Established 1893, 122 years of editorial freedom












By Jamal Rogers, jmlrgs@gmail.com

The Daily Tar Heel


I cant just keep sacrificing three hours of
my schedule to take something like Honors
Mongolian Sheepherding,
Kathryn Grace Almon, on the requirements for the Honors College


This is NOT individual pain. This is pain that
touches all of us in distinct ways.

Alice Wilder
Feminist killjoy

Altha Cravey, on the ongoing proposal to rename Saunders Hall

Sophomore womens studies major

from Charlotte.
Email: awwilder@live.unc.edu



Heritage defense of
Sam is offensive


s I left the Chelsea

Theater after watching
The Hunting Ground,
I heard whispers of shock from
adult audience members. They
seemed moved and horrified.
I felt similar grief, but not
shock. For many college students, knowing horrifying stories of sexual assault and administrative neglect is routine.
For every case of sexual
assault that gains national
attention, there are many more
cases that never get press, that
never provoke mass outrage
and calls for reform.
Ellie Amicuccis case is one
of them. She is a first-year at
Vassar College who has said that
she was assaulted during her
first semester in an op-ed for
Vassar College, in
Poughkeepsie, New York, is
570 miles away from Chapel
Hill. But that doesnt mean
Amicuccis story doesnt impact
us here. After the release of
The Hunting Ground, some
schools have made strides to
prevent assault and respond
appropriately when it occurs.
But others, like Vassar, have
continued to neglect survivors.
Its every students responsibility to pressure those schools to
make a change.
Amicucci told me she still
sees her assailant every day,
causing her extreme anxiety.
She said none of the administrators who are aware of her
case have even followed up to
check on her. Regardless of
whether they believe she was
indeed assaulted, theres no reason why they should neglect a
student who is clearly in crisis.
In her op-ed, Amicucci asked
herself: Am I more afraid of
my perpetrator or this school?
In the same article, she said
administrators have laughed in
her face.
Vassar found her assailant not guilty. Amicucci has
since appealed their ruling, but
her appeal was unanimously
rejected. She said that administrators at Vassar want to quell
complaints and maintain their
image as a progressive and safe
liberal arts college.
So I emailed Catharine Hill,
Vassars president. Under the
Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act, universities are not
allowed to discuss the specifics
of individual cases, but Hills
office ignored my request to
discuss Vassars compliance with
Title IX, instead directing me to
a link to their written policy.
I also called Richard
Horowitz, who works as
Vassars associate director of
residential life and was the
lead investigator on Amicuccis
case. He told me it wouldnt be
appropriate for him to comment on Vassars compliance
with Title IX.
I called and emailed Julian
Williams, Vassars Title IX
coordinator. Williams directed
me to Jeff Kosmacher, Vassars
director of media relations
and public affairs. By Monday
night, Kosmacher had not contacted me.
Since the release of The
Hunting Ground, the schools
it features including UNC
are on the defensive, polishing
their public relations and getting ready for questions.
Whether the school in question is eight miles away or 570,
its every students responsibility to keep putting pressure on
schools to do whatever it takes
to end assault on campus.
Ishmael Bishop talks the pains
and perils of opinion writing.


Hurry up, BOT

Students have
waited enough for
Saunders renaming

ait, Dr.
King Jr. once wrote, has
almost always meant
So this board fears is the
case with the UNC Board
of Trustees, who have
decided to further delay
announcing a decision on
renaming Saunders Hall.
The board announced
March 25 that it was not yet
ready to issue a judgment
on the building named for
William L. Saunders, a man
who all parties involved

agree was recognized as the

head of North Carolinas Ku
Klux Klan when the building was named.
Invested students, sensibly recognizing that the
University need not choose
to honor a man with an
abhorrent ideology, are
almost uniformly supportive of the renaming.
In the absence of substantial disagreement about
Saunders ties to the Klan,
why the delay?
Perhaps the Board is
working quietly to build up
support among university
stakeholders for changing
the name; maybe it is working, as it claims, toward a
comprehensive solution
to help it adjudicate future

naming disputes.
Yet we fear it plans to
simply outlast this wave
of activism one led primarily by seniors who will
leave campus soon and
announce an unsatisfactory decision this summer.
Upperclassmen will
recall that it need not be
this way. In November
2012, the board unexpectedly, came out in support
of gender neutral housing.
Though gender neutral
housing was later crushed
by pressure from conservatives, the actions of the
board on that day provide
us with hope that this
Board might yet do the
right thing and rename


A too-general education
ENGL 105 should not
be required for all

n fall 2012, UNC

began mandating
that all incoming students take the same composition class English
105 or English 105i. This
class was introduced in
place of the introductory
level English 101 and 102
classes traditionally taken
by students to fulfill the
Composition and Rhetoric
general education credit.
But why should one
class or, for that matter,
the English department

monopolize the CR credit?

Plenty of other courses,
including introductions
to political science, environment and society and
many first year seminars,
assign rigorous essays that
require competency in
No longer requiring
ENGL 105 or 105i would
free up credit hours and
allow greenhorn freshmen
to pursue their passions
early on, all while teaching them to put together a
well-researched essay.
Jane Danielewicz, associate director of UNCs
Writing Program and an
associate professor, claimed

in an undergraduate admissions blog in 2012 that

having advanced coursework in English language
or literature is not adequate
or equivalent preparation
for success, referring to
Advance Placement classes.
Success in what? A
required composition class
or in writing-intensive
courses in subjects students elect to study?
A fairer way to ensure
UNCs CR credit is fulfilled would be to assess
AP and International
Baccalaureate tests to
determine which courses
prepare students for college-level writing.


You Asked for It

In which we suggest pranks and teach a Scrooge to love them.
Drew Goins (April Fools!)
and Kelsey Weekman (new
haircut) are the advice columnists of You Asked for It.
Results may vary.

You: April Fools Day is

coming up and Im not prepared. Help!
YAFI: If youre in a pinch,
you can always go in for the
classic switcheroo prank.
Refill your friends toothpaste tube with frosting,
swap his cream-filled doughnuts with mayonnaise-piped
Krispy Kremes or save
over his final honors thesis
document with a PDF of the
script of Spy Kids 2: Island
of Lost Dreams.
Put a friends phone number on a single and ready to
mingle flyer that you distribute around campus if you
want said friend to discover
just how depraved anonymous Tar Heels can get with
their emoji usage.
Just keep in mind
Wednesday that while you
might not be prepared,
UNCs second-finest news
source (RIP The Minor),

Day. How do I avoid getting

involved in any shenanigans?

Kelsey Weekman and

Drew Goins

Assistant online editor and senior

To submit your own questions:

The Daily Tar Heel, certainly

is. Look out for the story
when we finally reveal that
the academic-athletic scandal was really just one long,
silly-billy prank!
Also, as is tradition, well
still be out along the paths
on your way to class, passing out papers and doughnuts filled with cream.
Definitely cream. Theres no
reason you should secondguess any food given to you
by a stranger on the quad.
Unless its that guy dressed
as Hinton James. Never
trust a man in pantaloons.

You: I hate April Fools

YAFI: You could skip class,

but you cant be fully safe
anywhere. April Fools is the
only day of the year all college students have the same
vengeful energy the nerds do
during Humans vs. Zombies.
And youve already used your
excused absence to see if that
Ben & Jerrys cart was for real.
Embrace the pranks
people play on you. If someone steals your clothes while
youre in the shower (or
when youve jumped in the
lake after losing a game of
poker at all-girls summer
camp), just run to the nearest economics class. If a baby
powder-filled blow dryer
leaves you with a stark white
face, just hit up a problematic geisha-themed sorority
Youre gonna run into
some impish skullduggery at
some point during the day.
Just grin and bear it. Youve
only got two weeks left to go
until you can live it up on
Tax Day, gramps.

At the March 25 UNC
Board of Trustees meeting, College Republicans
Chairman Frank Pray
explained that the group
supports renaming
Saunders Hall, but opposes
the placement of a plaque
on Silent Sam.
Pray said the monument memorializes our
heritage and honors our
ancestors. Who is we?
It could only be white
Southerners. White heritage? Those words reek of
white supremacist hate
whiteheritage.org will bring
you to a White Nationalist
But really, what could
white heritage possibly
refer to except the ongoing genocide of indigenous
peoples in the New World
and beyond?
Our ancestors raped,
pillaged and murdered the
continents original inhabitants and enslaved Black
Africans at an unimaginably horrific scale.
The Republicans claim
that Silent Sam is only
about Southern victims of
Union violence is disingenuous, especially given
that Silent Sam was erected
during a Ku Klux Klan
resurgence and that at its
dedication Julian Carr
spoke of the protection of
the Anglo-Saxon race.
Rather, let us examine
the visceral subtext of their
statement: Silent Sam is
about whiteness and reinscribing white dominance,
and the statue has a far
greater symbolic value than
the name of a classroom
The College Republicans
endorsement of the name
change on the condition of
the preservation of Silent
Sam is clearly a trade-off in
favor of the racist marker
with the greatest symbolic
value for white supremacy.
Madeleine Scanlon

Housing costs remain

overly burdensome
The recent article
about Chapel Hills new
Affordable Housing
Development Reserve
misrepresents the issue of
affordable housing.
The view expressed
by representatives of the
town of Chapel Hill imply
that the purpose of affordable housing efforts is to
have less people on the
streets. The town should
make efforts to assist
individuals suffering from
homelessness, but housing
affordability is about more
than that.
According to American
Community Surveys produced by the U.S. Census,
the median monthly
housing cost for renters
in Chapel Hill is $1,141.
Housing costs are generally
considered to be a burden
if they exceed 30 percent of

your income.
Even if you managed to
pay one half of the median
monthly housing cost in
Chapel Hill, you would
need to earn a yearly salary of $23,000 not to
be burdened by housing
costs. Paying 100 percent
of the median rental cost
would require a salary of
over $45,000. Salary.com
reports that the median
income of a custodian
in Chapel Hill is around
Clearly, you could work
full time as a custodian and
still struggle with housing
You dont have to be
homeless to be burdened by
housing costs. The town of
Chapel Hill has a responsibility to convey the full
range of need that housing
affordability programs are
trying to address.
Its about helping homeless people, but its also
about helping low-income
residents achieve the financial security that can lead to
a higher quality of life and
greater social mobility.
John Anagnost
City and Regional

Transparency needed
in campaign finance
Working for political
change involves long, difficult struggles made more so
by the buying of influence
in politics. Thats why ending the corruption of big
money in our government
must be our first task.
Currently, corporate
behemoths like Chevron,
Verizon Wireless, Lockheed
Martin, and even companies owned by the Koch
brothers profit from the
procurement of taxpayer
subsidized contracts.
The problem is that these
corporations can secretly
spend unlimited amounts
of money to elect and reelect the same lawmakers
responsible for awarding
them those same contracts,
in a profitable pay-to-play
cycle of corruption. The
losers are the American
Not being publicly
acknowledged in Congress,
this issue cries out for the
President to take bold
action in addressing this
serious flaw in our political
system. With a pen stroke,
the President can shine
light on crony capitalism by
requiring corporations to
disclose the extent of their
political spending as part of
the procurement process.
On April 2, join me,
your neighbors, and others across our country as
we publicly rally to bring
broader attention to this
issue and to encourage the
Presidents action on it.
Come out on Thursday
April 2 from noon to 2
p.m. to Durhams main
post office at 323 E. Chapel
Hill St. in Durham to raise
your voice in encouraging the President to battle
entrenched corporate interests that are eroding our
Peggy Wright

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