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Volume 122, Issue 147


Gigis Cupcakes

Caribou Coffee



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Franklin Street. It is as iconic to Chapel

Hill as the Old Well, but lately the epicenter of
downtown has seen several businesses come
and go, leaving many to question if Franklin
Street has lost its magic.
If you think about being in Disney World,
it really kind of sucks, Katrina Ryan, owner of
Sugarland, said.
The weather is terrible, the food is terrible
and you stand in line for 50 minutes to do anything thats actually fun, so in the moment, it
really kind of sucks if you really get down to it.
Before, everyone is excited and after, everybody talks about it like they met the queen and
thats the way people talk about Franklin Street.
Ryan said the Disney version of Franklin
Street has slowly ebbed away, leaving behind a
street in need of an economic boost.
Qdoba Mexican Grill; Gigis Cupcakes;
Top This! Roast Beef, Burgers & More; and
Caribou Coffee have all closed their doors since
November. In that same period, Artisan Pizza
Kitchen was sold to a new owner, and the Cold
Stone Creamery space was put on the market.

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is doing, but, at the same time, not

enforcing it in the way that we are
able to, she said.
Junior Tess Mygatt, a member of
Student Action with Workers, said
the University should evaluate all of
the companies it is involved with,
not just the places where its apparel
is made.
Youre indirectly endorsing their
actions by still keeping the contract,
Mygatt said.


The problems that plague Franklin Street are

not easily pinpointed, but even successful business owners have noticed a drop in numbers
over the past year.
Were not subject to the kind of whims of
fate like somebody selling sandwiches, but
our store traffic here was down $73,000 last
year, Ryan said. Thats like 20,000 (fewer)
cupcakes, which for in-store business that does
about $500,000 a year, is a 15 percent decrease


Food takes over as campus research theme

By Olivia Bane
Staff Writer

Food brings people together

regardless of culture, language, age,
race or religion.
And, for this reason, it will be
UNCs campus-wide theme for the
next two years.
The two-year Water in Our
World campus theme will come to
an end with the 2014-15 academic
year. And UNCs Global Research
Institute announced food will be
the new theme.
Water and food are both very
basic, but the more you think about

North Carolina and the U.S., she said.

Stephen Barber, administrative
support specialist at the Office of
the Executive Vice Chancellor and
Provost, said the broadness of the
new theme allows for a variety of
So much of the conversation
around food relates to southern culture. Here in our American studies
department, there are a lot of folks
who have that expertise, Barber said.
The food theme will have a steering
committee made up of administrators, faculty and staff, as well as three
or four students.
Were looking for students who
have backgrounds in hunger and
food access, nutrition and wellness
in food, culture and food, politics in
food, local food or sustainability and
food, Ruddy said.
The steering committee will be

accepting student applications until

its Feb. 8 deadline.
One of the committees focuses
will be making sure the food theme is
widely known around the University.
I think communication will be
key because it was a challenge to
get the word out about the water
theme, so we want to give this
group time to get the information
about the food theme out across
campus, Barber said.
The steering committee hopes to
inspire research and conversations
about food on a local, national and
global level.
When we as a University talk
about issues, its often the negative
side of the issues, but this is meant
to be a celebration and exploration
of food too, Barber said.

Student Action with Workers asks for stronger step

UNC agreed to require
licensees to sign the
Bangladesh safety accord.
By Bradley Saacks
University Editor

On the surface, it seems like the

Student Action with Workers won.
The group has spent more than
a year pressuring the University to
require better safety conditions from
the companies it works with. On
Thursday, UNC announced that all
licensees that produce UNC apparel
must sign the Accord on Fire and
Building Safety in Bangladesh.
This decision reaffirms our
commitment to worker safety in
Bangladesh and clarifies our position on the requirements for licensees that make UNC-logoed clothing
in Bangladesh, Chancellor Carol
Folt said in a statement.
But Student Action with Workers
member Catherine Crowe says UNC
is missing a key demand from their
campaign cutting ties with the
VF Corporation.
Crowe said UNC apparel has not

been produced in Bangladesh since

the group began campaigning against
unfair work conditions in 2013.
Students started organizing around the issue of collegiate
apparel being made in Bangladesh
in unsafe factories, and so a lot of
corporations, like VF (Corporation),
actually moved their production of
collegiate apparel out of the country
into other countries, Crowe said.
But they kept the same factories
and then produced other things. So,
for example, one of the companies
in VF is Jansport, so theyll make
Jansport backpacks there instead of
UNC apparel, even though its the
same factory and same conditions
they havent repaired any of them.
The VF Corporation produces
UNC apparel but not in Bangladesh
meaning the company meets the
new accord requirements to which
UNC agreed.
In early January, UNC-system
President Tom Ross announced all
licensing decisions can be made by
individual universities and their leaders. Crowe said Student Action with
Workers sent Folt a letter on Jan. 22
to set up a meeting once the chancellor had the ability to make the deci-

SAW members hang banners at the Old Well to get Chancellor Folts attention.

sion on UNCs licensees.

Crowe said the group gave Folt
until Thursday to either meet or
respond to their letter. Though
she never met with the group, Folt
released her statement on Thursday.
Instead of meeting with us, she
made a decision despite it not
being the decision we would have
liked, she said.
Crowe admitted the situation was
complicated, but she still thinks Folt
should do more.
Shes praising what the accord

Assistant University Editor

Their voices have been heard.

After emphatically calling for the
renaming of Saunders Hall, activists
can expect an answer soon.
At its March meeting, the UNC
Board of Trustees plans to release
a report regarding the possibility
of renaming or contextualizing
Saunders Hall.
Earlier this week, activists with
The Real Silent Sam Coalition
said they felt ignored by the board
after their meeting in May 2014.
While the board had not updated
the public on their progress, trustees have been quietly working on
the issue.
We havent dropped the issue
or delayed it, but its complicated
and important to us, said Charles
Duckett, a trustee. Weve worked
very hard on it. Personally, I have
put countless hours into research
and interviews with experts
who are working on this issue
on a national scale and so have
(Chancellor) Carol (Folt) and the
The building was named after
William Saunders in 1922. Notes
from a 1920 Board of Trustees
meeting found in Wilson Librarys
University archives list the accomplishments that qualified William
Saunders for an honorary building
name. Among those listed accomplishments is head of the Ku Klux
Klan in North Carolina.
The board has reviewed the history of Saunders Hall and other
monuments across campus but
has not discussed Saunders within
the context of an official name
change yet.
According to the Universitys
renaming policy outlined by former Chancellor Holden Thorp,
a renaming may occur when
information revealed about the
benefactor violates University
If the benefactors or honorees
reputation changes substantially
so that the continued use of that
name may compromise the public
trust, dishonor the Universitys
standards or otherwise be contrary to the best interests of the
University, the naming may be
revoked, the policy states.
Despite this, the policy cautions
against judging a benefactor or
honoree on his or her past accomplishments in todays standards.
Namings should not be altered
simply because later observers
would have made different judgments, the policy goes on to say.
Duckett said changing the
name of Saunders Hall is not off
the table, but the board is looking
for a comprehensive solution that
could be applied to buildings and
figures across campus, like the
Silent Sam monument.
Our challenge is to be responsive to the concerns expressed by
our students, faculty and alumni
without imposing todays social
norms on the past and ignoring
our history, either good or bad,
W. Lowry Caudill, chairman of the
board, said in a statement.
Chancellor Carol Folt has
been periodically updated on the
boards research.
I support (the boards) process and, in the meantime, will
continue to reach out to our
community to have conversations and to develop new ways
to build a community that is
welcoming, safe and just for all,
Folt said in a statement.
Board members are formulating a process for students, faculty and community members
to provide their input on the
issue. Duckett said some form of
feedback process will be in place
before the board announces a
final decision.
We are listening, and we will
listen, and there will be ways for
people to be heard, Duckett said.

Finding the problem


them, the more you realize how

integral of issues they are, said Sean
Petersen, a sophomore global studies and political science major.
Over the next two years, food will
be the focus of campus-wide events
and research initiatives.
We wanted to think of something we can center research and
campus events on, something broad
that people can relate to, and something thats also a global issue, said
Jasmine Ruddy, student government
environmental policy chairwoman.
Although food-related events will
be a part of the theme for the next
two years, the themes primary focus
is to inspire research.
While exciting events, speakers
and classes will be a product of the
theme, the foundation of the theme
will be global food research and
research about pressing food issues in

By Stephanie Lamm

Senior Writer

Gigis Cupcakes

The new theme will

replace the water theme
next academic year.

The Board of Trustees is

preparing a report on
the halls renaming.

By Meg Garner

2013 - 2014

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Franklin Street has

seen many closures
this school year

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Friday, February 6, 2015

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Friday, February 6, 2015

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ign this man up for an action movie as a stunt double. A man in

Indiana managed to drive a pickup truck onto a car carrier while
it was moving at about 55 miles per hour. The car carrier driver
heard a strange noise and thought he had a flat tire. The driver
said he looked up and saw a truck that hadnt been there when he had left.
The man who was driving the pickup truck was taken to a local hospital
with minor injuries and was cited for improper lane usage and failure to
reduce speed. Its possible he thought he was filming the next The Fast and
the Furious movie, or maybe he was channeling his inner Bruce Willis from
Die Hard. Well never know. At least he will have a badass answer to the
ever-popular interview question, When have you faced a challenge?










NOTED. When Ronald Read died in June,

the generous plans he put in place became
clear, and they have people talking. Read,
a former gas station employee and janitor
from Vermont, gave $4.8 million to a local
hospital and $1.2 million to a local library.
His small fortune came from his hidden
(very impressive) talent of picking stocks.















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QUOTED. My beard started singeing, my

eyebrows. I said we got to make it out the
back door.
A man from Ohio whose home
burned down after his family tried to kill
bed bugs by using a lighter on their couch.
Word to the wise: leave it to the professionals. Save your house and your beard.


Black and Blue/Priceless Gem

Tour: Cecelia Moore, a UNC
historian, will be leading a tour
of the historic landmarks on
campus with specific emphasis
on their racial history. The tour
begins at the UNC Visitors Center. The center is also showcasing a series of photographs in
honor of Black History Month.
Participants can register for the
tour at by indicating the Black and Blue tour in
the comment section.
Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UNC Visitors Center
Clefchella: The UNC Clef Hangers are presenting a concert,
featuring appearances by The
Virginia Silhooettes and the Loreleis. Tickets can be purchased

Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Historic Playmakers
Carolina Womens Choral
Showcase: The UNC Womens
Glee Club is hosting a performance by area high school womens ensembles. The cost is $5, or
participants can bring canned
food. All food and proceeds will
go to the N.C. Food Bank.
Time: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Hill Hall auditorium


LEGO-palooza: This event will

feature LEGO creations made by
the N.C. LEGO Users Group. The
event is free and open to the
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Star Families: African Skies:

The Morehead Planetarium
and Science Center is hosting
an event to teach the basics
of astronomy and storytelling.
Admission costs $4 for Morehead members and $5 for the
general public. Children must
be accompanied by an adult
in order to attend the event.
Those interested can register
in advance at
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.
Location: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
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In partnership with Chapel

Hills FRANK Gallery, The
Daily Tar Heels Canvas
blog presents its Art at the
Source blog series for the
spring semester.
We will be sending writers
into the homes and studios of
local artists to get a behindthe-scenes look at their work
and creative processes.
In the first installment of
the series, staff writer Sarah
McQuillan spent time with
ceramicist Susan Filley at
FRANK Gallery.
McQuillan spoke with
Filley about her career, her
medium and her love for
Chapel Hill, which she tries
to give back to through her
artwork. Here is McQuillans
writers note:

On my walk to interview
Susan Filley at FRANK
Gallery, I imagined I would be
meeting a pleasantly quirky,
talented ceramics artists wearing clogs, clay-stained clothes
and the eccentrically curly hair
that only artists can pull off.
While half of this preconceived
notion was accurate the
pleasant quirkiness, talent and
clogs the woman I met left
me awestruck. Not only with
the breadth of her personal and
professional accomplishments
but also with her constant
desire to continue learning,
evolving and achieving.
To read the full blog post
and see photos and videos
from the visit, head to:

The person was punching

and kicking on someones
door, reports state.

and unattended vehicle from

a parking lot at 5639 Old
Chapel Hill Road between
8:20 a.m. and 8:29 a.m.
Wednesday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
The car a 2014
Volkswagen Passat was valued at $23,000, reports state.

Someone was publicly
intoxicated at the 800 block
of Pritchard Avenue at 2:37
a.m. Wednesday, according
to Chapel Hill police reports.

Someone stole a running

Someone reported
injury to personal property, including about $120
worth of damage to furniture, at the 100 block of
Culbreth Road at 1:36 p.m.
Wednesday, according to
Carrboro police reports.
The persons four wooden
dining chairs and multicolored sofa were damaged,
reports state.


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udy Wareham serves drinks to guests at the

Sacred Spaces Art Reception in the Center for
the Study of the American South on Thursday.
Wareham works for The Happiest Hostess, a bartending and wait staff service that started in 2007.

Someone reported
being harassed by men on
a Chapel Hill public transit
bus at the 100 block of East
Franklin Street at 6:09 p.m.
Wednesday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.

Foreign Student Clinics on February 28th, March 21st, and March 28th

Someone reported a
customer becoming agitated
inside the Light Years jewelry store at 121 E. Franklin
St. at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
Someone reported an
incident of larceny from
Tarrson Hall at 5:49 p.m.
on Thursday, according
to reports from the UNC
Department of Public Safety.
Someone received a
trespass warning from the
Student Union at 10: 37
p.m. on Wednesday, according to reports from the UNC
Department of Public Safety.
Someone reported extortion at Eringhaus Residence
Hall on Thursday at 10:40
a.m., according to reports
from the UNC Department
of Public Safety.
The incident occurred
on Nov. 1, 2014, at 5 p.m.,
reports state.
Someone reported
a non-criminal suspicious condition at Hardin
Residence Hall at 7:46 a.m.
on Thursday, according
to reports from the UNC
Department of Public Safety.


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Friday, February 6, 2015

Conquering a digital divide
money on 140
West deck
Fewer people are using the parking
deck than the town expected.
By Maggie Monsrud
Staff Writer

Darren Bell, manager of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Community Connection Program speaks at Smith Middle School on Feb. 5.

CHCCS program provides laptops to at-risk students

By Zhai Yun Tan
Staff Writer

Sarahi Gamboa Ramirez

failed one of her high school
English classes because she
couldnt finish her homework
on time. The homework,
heavy on research and writing,
required computer access she
didnt have at home.
I was raised by a single
mother, she said. The money
my mom makes only helps us
pay for what we need, but to
have a laptop or internet is difficult.
Ramirez, now a senior at
Chapel Hill High School, had
to do all of her homework at
school, but limited time to use
school computers made that
I would have to get to school
before school started, and the
earliest I could get here is 8
a.m., and school starts at 8:45,
so I have 45 minutes to finish

my work, she said. Or I stay

after school until 5 or 5:30 p.m.
writing papers or taking video
notes that my teacher used to
Everything changed in 2014,
when Ramirez received a laptop and free internet access
through Chapel Hill-Carrboro
City Schools Community
Connection Program a partnership with Verizon Wireless
and UNCs Technology Without
The district established the
program to address the digital
divide by providing laptops and
internet access to at-risk students. Currently in its second
phase, the program will give
120 Chromebooks and Verizon
Wi-Fi Jetpacks to students in
the systems four high schools
next week.
In 2013, the N.C. General
Assembly passed a law shifting textbook funding to digital
learning by 2017. Public school

students will have to rely on the

internet for learning materials.
Darren Bell, manager of the
program, held a press conference Thursday.
The bottom line is without
technology at home, students
are really falling behind, Bell
said at the conference.
He said 10 to 15 percent of
students in the district do not
have adequate internet access.
Some students may have
phones that dont work, and
theyre writing papers on that
phone, Bell said. Students will
get by, but is that fair?
Students will be chosen by
their respective teachers based
on their needs. The Verizon
Wi-Fi, which works like a
hotspot, will enable students to
connect to the companys 4G
LTE network anywhere.
The percentage of work
students have to do online now
is close to a 100 percent, Bell
said. In 2017, the textbooks are

actually going away, and with

that, now you really need to
have this technology on hand.
Superintendent Tom Forcella
said the district is focused on
closing the achievement gap.
One gap that became apparent was the vast growing technology gap, he said. There are
those who are digitally connected and those who are not.
Until we fix that gap, we cannot
expect to close the achievement
gap between those two groups.
Now that Ramirez has her
own laptop and internet service,
shes thinking big. Shes already
taking some college classes at
Durham Technical Community
College and is using her computer to apply to other college
It was very exciting because
I was not expecting to have
a laptop, she said. Im very
happy; its helping me a lot.

Revenue from the 140 West developments parking garage is falling short of projections forcing
the town to consider using money from its general
fund or increasing fees to cover the difference.
When the Chapel Hill Town Council approved
the parking garage in 2008, the buildings tax
value was estimated at $75 million. When the
garage opened in April 2013, the assessed value
had dropped to $60.2 million.
Ken Pennoyer, business management director
for the town, said this difference is due to an estimation error made before the fiscal crisis hit.
Pennoyer said the big issue is not the differences in tax assessment, but the difference in expected revenue earned from the parking garage.
The parking revenue supports the debt service
on the garage itself, he said. We borrowed money
in order to pay for the structure. Part of the support
of paying it back was the revenue, and because thats
lower than expected, they havent matched up yet.
Pennoyer said a dip in revenues was expected
when the original parking lot that occupied that
space was closed. But use of the new garage has
been even less than anticipated, and town officials
are working to figure out how to cover the loss.
The parking fund has some funds that can
be used, but most likely theyre going to have to
transfer funds from the general fund or possibly
increase fees or a combination of both, he said.
Parking at 140 West is currently $1 per hour,
50 cents cheaper than parking on the street.
Orange County resident Ginny DErcole said
she regularly shops in Chapel Hill but has only
parked at 140 West once and was very unhappy.
It was so dark, and there were no people
around, she said. Ill never park there again
because I felt so uncomfortable.
Pennoyer said surface parking lots tend to be
more popular than underground parking garages.
People have a preference for parking in daylight, he said. Its going to take a little while to
adjust that behavior, and people are not coming
back as quickly as anticipated.
DErcole wrote a letter to the town council giving her account of why she thinks the garage is so
unpopular. She received a response from Chapel
Hill Police Department Chief Chris Blue who
said DErcole is not the only resident to complain
about the decks poor lighting.
Weve made some immediate fixes to the lighting, he said in an interview. Were looking at some
longer-term solutions to make it even brighter.
Blue said there is a security guard that patrols
the plaza and police officers that periodically
patrol the deck. The police department hasnt had
any significant incidents in the garage.
It is a safe environment, but we are certainly
interested in making it feel safer, he said. The
more people who use the garage, the safer it

Fundraising eorts Candidates spout eco-knowledge

The SBP candidates
participated in an
The University has
underinvested in its
development services.
By Tyler Fleming
Staff Writer

The University isnt keeping pace

with its peers when it comes to dollars spent on fundraisers and development programs.
In the January Board of Trustees
meeting, David Routh, vice chancellor for development, said the
University has not been reaching out
to its donors properly. He went on to
say the University has significantly
underinvested in his office.
He was referring to the extent
to which weve invested in development infrastructure, such as
personnel, including front-line
fundraisers, said Scott Ragland,
a spokesman for the development
Ragland said investing in fundraisers is crucial to expanding the
Universitys services to students.
Investing more in fundraisers
means we should be able to raise
more in private gifts and grants that
can be added to Carolinas endowment support, he said.
The endowment support will go
toward many things that would be
beneficial for students, Ragland said,
such as scholarships.
The UNC Management Company
does not handle all donations, but
the firm does advise the University
on investment opportunities with its
Janine Burke, a spokeswoman for
the company, said her office gives
the University advice on how to use
the money from fundraising.
The UNC-CH Foundation
Investment Funds annual report
expands on the UNC Management
Companys role in the the University

According to the report, the managing companys role is to determine
the allocation assets, hire and terminate external investment firms, and
oversee the purchase or sale of assets.
The annual report also breaks
down the spending of the
Universitys endowment.
The report states that largest recipient of funds goes to paying professors,
making up 45 percent of the budget.
Departmental costs use 16 percent and scholarships receive 14
percent of the funds.
Ragland said the main contributors to the University are alumni,
but other groups have participated
in giving.
Most donors are alumni, but
we also have donors who are parents and friends of the University.
Students also give, he said.
The actual value of the donations
varies greatly from person to person,
Ragland said.
They run the full spectrum of
sizes, from very small to $100 million, he said, noting the largest gift in
University history, which was given in
December by Fred Eshelman.
Even with the bad press that
came with the Wainstein report in
October, Ragland said donations
continue to come in. The Waintsein
report documented two decades of
academic fraud at the University.
Our numbers are strong, he
said. Commitments, which include
private pledges as well as private
gifts and grants, are way up, jumping 58 percent.
He said the numbers show that
the scandal has not colored the
Universitys reputation for many
Our donors remain very generous and continue to value the great
work being done by our faculty, staff,
students and clinicians, he said.

environmental debate.
By Karli Krasnipol
Staff Writer

From the Universitys reliance

on coal to rising sea levels nothing was off limits for student body
president candidates on Thursday.
The candidates vied for the votes
of environmentalists at the Student
Body President Environmental
Forum in Manning Hall.
The forum was sponsored
by some of the environmental
groups on campus, including
UNC Sierra Student Coalition, A
Drink For Tomorrow and Student
Environmental Action Coalition.
Sophomore Schuyler Cornell,
Student Environmental Action
Coalition executive member, said
the environment is an extremely relevant part of her college experience.
For me, at least, this issue is so
important. Its how I understand
every other issue, through an environmental lens, she said.
All three candidates wanted the
executive branch to collaborate more
with campus environmental groups.
Candidate Houston Summers,
who received an endorsement from
the Dialectic and Philanthropic
Societies after the groups debate
Wednesday, focused on advocacy,
education and athletics to help in
achieving his immense amount of
environmental goals.
Summers, who has more environment-related platform points
than his two competitors combined,
stressed the success of athletics in
terms of A Drink For Tomorrow, a
student organization that aims to
combat the global water crisis.
I think we can continue this
with our next food theme and really
involve athletics as a forum, as a
place, to make sure that everyone
that attends all of our events,
Summers said.


David Marsh, Kathryn Walker and Houston Summers debate during the
Student Body President Environmental Forum in Manning Hall Thursday.

This could be upwards to

500,000 individuals in our community and our state, to make sure
they understand the implications
that these issues have not only on
Carolina, but on our surrounding
Candidate Kathryn Walker
emphasized the connection
between safety and sustainability,
as well as how groups can collaborate to solve environmental issues.
The resource we need to focus
on to be sustainable is people,
Walker said.
She said she is not an expert in
environmental issues.
I dont think that people expect
the student body president to be an
expert in every single issue, but they
expect us to be a leader, she said.
Candidate David Marsh spent
much of his time on his specific environmental ideas, such as utilizing a
program called Tar Heel Bikes and

creating a unified composting

I absolutely
think having
a bike-sharing
program on
campus would
be beneficial, not only to our university and our students, but also
to the Town of Chapel Hill as a
whole, he said.
Junior Emily Wheeler, executive member of the Student
Environmental Action Coalition,
said she thought this event was
beneficial for the environmental
health of UNCs campus.
One of those three people is
going to be our president, and so, if
anything, this reminded the candidates that there are people on this
campus who really care about this.



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Happy Valentines Day!

You Dont Need a
Valentine to Find Love
Written by Tyler Confoy.
Published 02/13/13 6:06pm
Whether or not you
have a valentine today, you
better look out for love.
Barbara Fredrickson,
director of UNCs Positive
Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory, or
PEPLab, redefines love in
her new book Love 2.0: How
Our Supreme Emotion Affects
Everything We Feel, Think,
Do, and Become, originally
published in 2013.
Fredrickson said most
people think of love in
terms of romance, friends
and family, but that this
view limits the scope of
love which can happen
with anyone.
Certainly our romances and intimate
relationships might be the
most intense and memorable forms of positivity
resonance, Fredrickson
said. But over and over
again the science of positive emotions and positive
psychology has pointed
out that the milder, very
frequent forms (of love)
are perhaps more consequential for your daily
health than the oncein-a-lifetime fall in love
Pooling her own research in UNCs PEPLab
with others research,
Fredrickson redefines
love as micro-moments
of positive connection
between people. She says
the health benefits of
these micro-moments
range from improvements
in cardiovascular health to
Fredrickson said Love
2.0 is split into two sections. In the first, she explains the science behind
her definition of love.
The second part offers
practices for finding loves
benefits in everyday life.
Fredrickson compared
the benefits of love to the
benefits of eating your
vegetables every day.
We need a daily diet of
these micro-moments of
connection, Fredrickson
said. And its easier to
get them if you have the
lenses that youre on the
lookout for them.
Elise Rice, a graduate
student working in the

PEPLab, said something

that might resonate with
readers is the idea that
people can experience
this version of love with
So if you dont have a
valentine .or whatever,
you can still be connected
in a way thats healthy,
and you can get these
benefits, Rice said. And
I think thats a really cool
Fredrickson said those
who do have a valentine
should focus more on
shared experiences than
on material things. Those
who dont have a valentine
should know that micromoments of connection can happen in any
interaction and those
interactions can benefit
your daily health.
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whose research in the
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said the recognition is
an honor for Fredrickson
and for those who work in
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Paraplegic dogs get a helping paw

By Marisa Bakker
Staff Writer

Paralyzed pups might get a

chance to wag more, thanks to
a study conducted by neuroscientists at N.C. State University.
The team, led by Dr.
Natasha Olby, veterinary neurosurgeon and neuroscience
professor at N.C. State, began
studying paraplegic dogs
nearly four years ago, testing
whether two experimental
drugs improve movement.
The dogs in the study had
suffered some kind of devastating injury to the back, such as a
fracture or herniated disk and
were paralyzed in their hind
legs. The results of the study
revealed small but significant
improvements in the dogs
ability to take steps, she said.
We saw that the owners
could pick out when their
dogs were on the drug or not,
even though (the study) was
blinded because they did see
changes in their pets movements and, in some cases, in
the tail wag, she said.
While there were some
dogs that showed no response,
more than half showed small
improvements and three actually regained almost full use

of their hind legs for extended

periods of time, she said.
Our question has become,
Why did these dogs have such
good responses while five dogs
had no response, and what can
we understand about whats
going on in their spinal cord
that will help us to develop
better, more targeted treatments in the future? she said.
While most canine spinal
injuries are treatable through
surgery, other options include
physical rehabilitation at facilities like the CareFirst Animal
Hospital at Glenwood.
CareFirsts rehabilitation
clinic, operated by Dr. Ruth
West, is equipped with underwater treadmills, balance
balls and wobble boards, all
aimed at helping injured pets
regain movement.
Everything you would see
in a human facility, we have
here, West said.
Your hear that phrase, If
you dont use it, you lose it
well, if they have any kind of
movement left, any kind, of
muscles that are working, we
want to keep those as strong
as possible, she said.
And for those dogs who
cant be treated by experimental drugs, surgery or


A team of veterinarians led by Dr. Natasha Olby at N.C. State University is working to help paraplegic dogs regain some mobility.

physical therapy, companies

such as Doggon Wheels create custom wheelchairs.
For paraplegic dogs that
are abandoned or brought to
shelters, the situation is optimistic, said Jennifer Federico,
animal services director of the

Wake County Animal Center.

A dachshund named Jilly
was paralyzed in her hind legs,
and she was brought to the
Wake County shelter more
than three years ago as part of
an intervention program.
Wake County does not

typically handle paraplegic

animals and takes them in
on a case-by-case basis, said
Federico. Before the shelter
could even decide on Jilly, a
staff member adopted her.
It takes a very special person to adopt a dog like that,

West said.
When you see a little dachshund thats paralyzed, and hes
running around in his wheelchair, theres just something
that tugs at your heartstrings.

SBP-hopefuls call for

bigger student role
By Kelly Jasiura
Senior Writer

Student body president

candidates already have big
ideas for how theyll navigate
UNCs relationship with the
Board of Governors and state
and local governments.
Candidates Kathryn
Walker, Houston Summers
and David Marsh all reacted
strongly to the recent ousting of UNC-system President
Tom Ross.
Marsh described the decision as ridiculous and said the
student body needs to come
together and push back.
Students and the faculty
absolutely need to have a voice
in who becomes the next system president, Marsh said.
Walker said students, not
politics, need to be at the
forefront of board members
minds when they are making
My administration will
respond (to Ross resignation) with the students
response because we are a
representative of the students, she said.
Summers said in his platform that he wants to add
two voting student members
to the Board of Governors.
He wants one of the student
representatives to be the
president of the Association
of Student Governments and
the other to be a representative from UNC-Chapel Hill.
The conversation changes when were at the table,
and when were not at the
table, they do what they
want, he said.
Richard Lindayen, a
member of the UNC Board
of Governors Democracy
Coalition, said he would like
to see his future student body
president speak up more
about issues such as Ross firing and the selection of the
next UNC-system president.
Id like to see our student
government be vocal about
those issues when they come
into light, he said.
A common thread throughout the three candidates

platforms is affordability for

all students.
Marsh said interests have
diverged between the state
and the University since the
General Assembly came under
Republican control in 2010.
Were not in the recession
anymore, and they continue
to cut education, and I think
its ridiculous, he said.
Walker said having the
right person in the right place
to connect with governing
groups is the best way students can advocate to keep
their tuition and fees low.
N.C. Rep. Verla Insko,
D-Orange, said she believes
it is important to keep
tuition low. But the state has
had to rely on raising tuition
to have enough money to run
the universities.
She said students have no
control over whether tuition
will be raised or not, but
their different generational
perspective can have an
influence on higher decision
making bodies as well as
provide important insight.
I dont know whether wed
understand it, but I think you
can represent your generation
better than the administration can, Insko said.
She also added that the student body president has more
influence than any other student, and it helps to have students from different schools
advocating for the same issues.
N.C. Sen. Josh Stein,
D-Wake, said that while
student body presidents do
not have any actual authority
with regard to budget decisions, they do have the ability
to speak out.
Without students, the
whole tuition and fee debate
is one of the numbers, he
said. The importance of students is to make it real.
Both Walker and
Summers want a student
to serve on the Chapel Hill
Town Council.
Walker said students often
see themselves as separate
from the town, but that gap
needs to be closed because
students make up a signifi-

cant portion
of Chapel
Hills population.
said a student who is very passionate
about the issues is the one
who should serve on the
We are one of the key central parts of this community,
Summers said.
But we also have to
understand that there are
generationsof people that
have lived hereand we want
to make sure that were both
serving each other.
Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt
said he thinks its great for
the student body president
to be concerned about student representation on the
(Students) have an obligation to protect their community and quality of life for
students that will come after
them, he said.
Marsh specifically has
proposed a Street Light Task
Force which would increase
the number of blue lights and
street lights off campus. He
said this would benefit both
students and long-term residents.
Everyone wins in this situation, he said.
Walker and Summers
included the possible opening
of a grocery store in downtown Chapel Hill in their
We need to move community resources closer to
campus, she said.
Councilman Lee Storrow
said the density required
to bring a grocery store to
this area makes it unlikely
that anything will be built
in the near future, but that
small steps, like supporting
Mediterranean Delis market
can be a first step.
(This is the) best thing
we can do to show there is a
market demand for a grocery
store in downtown Chapel
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MENS LACROSSE: Saturday, 12 p.m.
GYMNASTICS: Saturday, 1 p.m.
MENS BASKETBALL: Saturday, 3 p.m. at Boston

UNC brings in 19 on National Signing Day

The North Carolina football team signed 11 offensive and 8 defensive high school recruits on Wednesday
Montvale, N.J.

Ashburn, Va.



Clemmons, N.C.

Randleman, N.C.

New Bern, N.C.


Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte, N.C.


Cornelius, N.C.

Matthews, N.C.

Sumter, S.C.

Swansea, S.C.

3 Jacksonville, Fla.
12 Jacksonville, Fla.

Buford, Ga.
Kansas City, Mo.

11 Deerfield
Beach, Fla.

Newnan, Ga.

Celina, Texas

16 Raton, Fla.


North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora took the podium
Wednesday to field questions about his 2015 signing class.

1. Jalen Dalton is a
6-foot-6, 260-pound
defensive end from
West Forsyth High
School in Clemmons,

2. Tommy Hatton is
a 6-foot-3, 285-pound
center from Saint
Joseph Regional High
School in Montvale,

3. William Sweet
is a 6-foot-7, 280pound offensive
lineman from First
Coast High School in
Jacksonville, Fla.

4. TySon Williams
is a 6-foot, 210pound running back
from Crestwood
High School in
Sumter, S.C.

5. Anthony RatliffWilliams is a 6-foot1, 195-pound quarterback from David W.

Butler High School in
Matthews, N.C.

6. Mike Hughes
is a 5-foot-11, 185pound cornerback
from New Bern High
School in New Bern,

7. Mason Veal is a
6-foot-5, 295-pound
offensive lineman
from Ardrey Kell High
School in Charlotte,

8. Johnathan
Sutton is a 5-foot-11,
220-pound linebacker
from Swansea High
School in Swansea,

9. Juval Mollette
is a 6-foot-4, 200pound wide receiver
from Randleman High
School in Randleman,

10. Aaron Crawford

is a 6-foot-1, 310pound defensive
tackle from Stone
Bridge High School in
Ashburn, Va.

11. Jason Strowbridge

is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound
defensive end from
Deerfield Beach High
School in Deerfield
Beach, Fla.

12. Andre Smith is

a 6-foot, 230-pound
linebacker from
Trinity Christian
Academy in
Jacksonville, Fla.

13. Carl Tucker

is a 6-foot-2, 225pound tight end
from William Amos
Hough High School
in Cornelius, N.C.

14. Nick Polino

is a 6-foot-4, 275pound offensive
lineman from
Buford High School
in Buford, Ga.

15. J.K. Britt

is a 6-foot, 190pound safety from
Newnan High
School in Newnan,

16. Jake Bargas

is a 6-foot-4, 225pound tight end
from Saint Andrews
School in Boca
Raton, Fla.

17. Charlie Heck

is a 6-foot-7, 255pound tight end
from Rockhurst High
School in Kansas
City, Mo.

18. Nathan Elliott

is a 6-foot-1, 195pound quarterback
from Celina High
School in Celina,

19. Corey Bell Jr.

is a 5-foot-9, 170pound cornerback
from William Amos
Hough High School
in Cornelius, N.C.


Womens basketball
falls short from deep

The Tar Heels made

just six of their 24
3-point shots Thursday.
By Joey DeVito
Assistant Online Editor

There were a lot of shots, but it

was far from a shootout in the No.
13 North Carolina womens basketball teams 61-56 loss to No. 25
Syracuse Thursday night.
It was a tough night, Coach
Sylvia Hatchell said. We started
off missing a lot of shots. They
missed a lot of shots early. I
thought we could get some
momentum going but we didnt.
The two teams combined to go
13-for-55 from the 3-point line
and Syracuse pulled out the win
after only shooting 27 percent
DTH sports staff and a guest compete to pick winners of the weeks biggest basketball games
from the field.
You think if you hold a team
Well, last week was interesting, to ever to take Baylor in TWO separate
to 27 percent you should win the
Joe Sullivan is this
game, Hatchell said. But thats
games. Should we mention that Baylor,
say the least.
weeks guest picker.
not what happened.
Daniel Wilco had his SECOND 2-7 week in fact, was not actually playing in both of
He is the assistant
The Tar Heels were plagued
these games? Probably.
of the season, which brings his overall
managing editor
by turnovers, missed shots and
We get that you were confident in those
record to a resplendent 12-15. I mean,
Syracuse offensive rebounds.
and sports editor of
I know for a fact I should have
come on Wilco, you actually have to try to Bears, Grace but sheesh. Thats bold.
The Boston Globe.
went and rebounded more than
And because shes the sports editor, she
do that poorly.
I did tonight, said sophomore
Needless to say, he is back in 2013 form tried to lie about it all and say she actually we can really do about it well, except
Allisha Gray, who finished with
six rebounds.
meant to pick Clemson after she saw they put that asterisk up by her record for the
and holding down last place (Brendan
Thirty-six of Syracuses 61 points
won that game against Boston College
Marks sends his regards).
rest of the year.
came off turnovers or second
Meanwhile, Sports Editor Grace Raynor not Baylor. Suuuuure ya did.
This weeks guest picker is Joe Sullivan,
chance shots.
Were calling B.S., but theres not much the sports editor of The Boston Globe.
made history by being the first person
(Turnovers) played a big role,
Gray said. Any turnover at any
time is crucial. I really dont

know. I just think that at some

Raynor Dodson Wilco Collazo James Marks Sullivan
points we made a mistake we
Record to date
shouldnt have made.
UNC at Boston College
Even though the Tar Heels
Notre Dame at Duke
Notre Dame Notre Dame
didnt play their best game, they
Louisville at Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia still found themselves in a position
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech Wake Forest
Wake Forest Wake Forest
Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech Wake Forest Georgia Tech
to win the game.
Baylor at West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia
Down seven points with 21 secGeorgetown at Villanova
onds left, all hope seemed lost for
Texas at Kansas State
Kansas State
Kansas State
the Tar Heels, but just like that,
Maryland at Iowa
they found life again.
Gray gave the Tar Heels a spark
Kansas at Oklahoma State Kansas
Okla. State
Okla. State


If you hold a team to

27 percent you should
win the game Thats
not what happened
Sylvia Hatchell,
head womens basketball coach

after getting fouled on a 3-point

attempt and hitting two free
throws. Two more free throws
from Brittany Rountree brought
the Tar Heels within three with 17
seconds left.
Despite the quick points, the Tar
Heels still needed a Syracuse mistake to put themselves in a position to win.
It was Brianna Butler who
would attempt the potential
game-sealing free throws for
Syracuse. The guard who shot
2-for-21 from the field had a
chance to redeem herself. But she
couldnt take advantage, clanking
both free throws.
In the closing seconds of the
game, the Tar Heels put their faith
in Jessica Washington, who air
balled the potential game-tying
3-pointer with 11 seconds left in
the game.
She was hitting them all game,
Gray said. I mean, if I was that
hot too, I would have shot it too.
But before taking the Tar Heels
final shot, Washington was just
2-of-7 from deep.
At that point in time, all of
these things were running through
my mind, Washington said.
With time running down, we
needed a three, so I shot it, but it
was rushed and it came up short.
It was a fitting ending for
the team that missed 18 of its
Obviously I could have called a
timeout or done something different, Washington said. I can learn
from it though.

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in one year. Its also one of

the worst in-store business
years that weve had since the
She said a lackluster sporting season combined with the
Universitys athletic-academic
scandal have proven to be detrimental to the towns success.
A part of it is that UNC
kind of got screwed with
scheduling, but then with all
the academic scandal, the
real UNC faithfuls who are
coming downtown, paying for
parking, buying T-shirts, well
theyre sort of spirit-crushed,
Ryan said. And anybody who
doesnt acknowledge that as
part of the problem is completely off base.
When the season isnt
good, people go home in their

cars, not come downtown,

because there is no reason to
celebrate. You can see it in the
business cycle.
Don Pinney, the general
manager of Suttons Drug
Store, supported Ryans
claims that game-day business has suffered in the last
year, but he said there are too
many factors affecting the
recent decline in business to
specifically label a cause.
Everyone used to park
and walk across and go to the
game, and that doesnt happen
anymore, Pinney said. People
can park and ride without ever
having to go to the downtown
area. I am just as busy with a
game going on as I am without a game going.
Pinney said on-campus
dining options, like Wendys
and the restaurants at the
bottom of Lenoir Dining Hall,

have driven business from

Franklin Street.
Tom Scheidler, who was
an owner of Top This! until
April and a manager until
November, said in an interview in January that many
restaurants were forced to
turn to discounting to bring
in lunchtime traffic, which
hurt profit margins.
Students have little reason
to leave the four walls of the
campus when you have the
dining halls where not just
the students but the faculty
and workers have meal plans,
and, if Im not mistaken, the
dining halls stay open until
midnight, Scheidler said.
There just really is no reason for people to go out and
eat anymore, which makes it
hard for anyone to survive.
Scheidler also said the lack
of available parking hurt not

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only his restaurant but also

all businesses on the street.
Corporate leaders originally cited parking as a factor
for Gigis Cupcakes closing in
The biggest reason its
closing is that we have three
other locations in the Triangle
area that do really well, Alan
Thompson, CEO of Gigis
franchising division, said at
the time. So in Chapel Hill,
because that site lacked parking, it really wasnt a good site
for us, and sales just werent
up to par.
Unfortunately, one of the
ways to combat the towns
parking problem played a
hand in a business decision to leave its long-term
location. University Square,
located at 123 W. Franklin
St., is being redeveloped into
a mixed-use center that will

include a parking garage with

more than 1,000 spaces.
Owen Gwyn, who owns the
building that housed Caribou
Coffees West Franklin Street
store, said the space depended on foot traffic and with
construction across the street,
people would often try to
avoid the area, which caused
problems for the coffee shop.

Nothing new
Downtown Chapel Hill
Partnership Executive
Director Meg McGurk said
the changes seen on Franklin
Street in the past four months
are characteristic of a business district as dense at
Chapel Hill.
She said the town houses
about 350 businesses in its
central business district.
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The Daily Tar Heel

Friday, February 6, 2015

State begins coal ash cleanup process

North Carolina has
been working toward
coal ash regulation.
By Caroline Lamb
Staff Writer

A year after a broken storm

water pipe under a coal ash
pond sent almost 40,000 tons
of waste into the Dan River,
North Carolina has begun to
address its aftermath.
The Feb. 2, 2014 spill at
Dan River Steam Station in
Eden, N.C., caused the state to
work toward creating regulation regarding the storage and
management of coal ash at
Duke Energys 14 coal facilities.
Tiffany Haworth, director of the Dan River Basin
Association, said in an email
that while the river is now safe
for recreation and aquatic life,
the effects of the spill on future
aquatic life are unknown.
The fact remains that over
30,000 tons of coal ash containing heavy metals remains
at the bottom of the Dan
River, Haworth said.
A statement from the N.C.
Department of Environment
and Natural Resources said
water quality levels improved
to their previous conditions
over the months following the
spill, and a water advisory was
removed in summer 2014.

The Coal Ash Management

Act, which became law in
September, required Duke
Energy to close four high-risk
facilities by Aug. 1, 2019.
Frank Holleman, an
attorney at the Southern
Environmental Law Center,
said the state has not done
enough in the past year.
Duke has agreed to clean
up four sites but has yet
to start moving any ash,
Holleman said. That means
there are 10 other sites in
North Carolina that Duke has
not pledged to clean up.
The new state law also
required the formation of a
commission that classifies
waste ponds into risk categories by the end of 2015.
The commission made
up of nine political appointees has been tasked with
approving risk categories made
by DENR, as well as Duke
Energys closure plans, which
must be submitted by the end
of 2016. Holleman said creating a commission will only
cause further delay in cleanup.
Everyone knows that the
way to deal with the risks from
coal ash and the pollution from
coal ash is to move ash to better storage, he said. We dont
need another bureaucracy, a
new commission to tell us that.
Michael Jacobs, a UNC
business professor and chairman of the commission, said

it should help alleviate the

concerns of people critical of
DENRs spill response.
It seems odd that a group
which is highly critical of
DENR would not welcome
independent oversight of
DENRs coal ash plans,
Jacobs said in an email.
In December, the EPA classified coal ash as solid waste,
like household trash, rather
than hazardous waste.
Sam Perkins, Catawba riverkeeper, said theres a federal
classification for coal ash waste.
One of the high-risk sites sits
on Mountain Island Lake, connected to the Catawba River.
For a long time, household
trash like a banana peel was
more regulated than coal ash,
Perkins said.
Jacobs said its important
to consider that coal ash
could be recycled into cement
instead of just storing it.
There has been surprisingly little effort put into
exploring recycling options by
regulators and environmental
groups, Jacobs said.
Though theres now a law in
place, Holleman believes it is
time for the state to get serious
about cleaning up its waters.
There are a lot of complicated issues in energy and
environmental policy this
is not one of them.

Clef Hangers bring festival vibes

to annual Clefchella tonight
By Crystal Yuille
Staff Writer

Forget Coachella. UNCs

oldest a cappella group, the
Clef Hangers, is hosting its
annual winter concert, now
called Clefchella, this weekend.
The two-night event will
feature groups from across
the nation and songs like No
Diggity, Problem, If I Aint
Got You and more.
Senior Sara Larcher, president of the UNC Loreleis, said
there are definitely surprises
in store for this event.
I think that what keeps
Clefchella different from (the
Clefs) fall and spring concert is
that the audience doesnt know
what to expect, Larcher said.
In addition to UNCs Clef
Hangers and the Loreleis,
Clefchella will feature performances by the University
of Virginias Virginia
Silhooettes, Appalachian
State Universitys
Enharmonix and the
University of South Carolinas
Cocktails groups ready to
showcase their aca-skills.
Enharmonixs Treasurer
Olivia Easly said more work
goes into organizing performances than some realize.

Its definitely a lot more

work than the way that Pitch
Perfect makes it seem, she
said. That you can just throw
a song out there and that an
arrangement comes but we
practice three times a week for
two hours each, so six hours a
Easly expressed how excited
her group was to take part in
the concert and to be formally
invited by the Clef Hangers.
We are so excited because
(the Clefs) actually reached
out to us, which is such an
honor because the Clefs are so
well known, not just in North
Carolina, but throughout the
a cappella community, Easly
said. So when they asked us,
we jumped on it.
UNC has consistently
been listed as one of the top
10 colleges for a cappella,
said Clefchella organizer and
freshman Chris Burrus.
Its definitely a very prevalent thing here on campus,
and its really cool that people
appreciate all the work that
youre putting into it, he said.
Its just a really cool culture
that people are interested in.
Burrus said a cappella
culture on campus is really
fun, and members of various

Time: 7 p.m. tonight and
Location: Historic
PlayMakers Theatre

groups enjoy coming together

to share what they love.
Were really close I have
a lot of really close friends in
the Loreleis. I know the kids
in (Tar Heel Voices) and the
Achordants, Burrus said.
(Were having Clefchella) to
prove that there are people
who are doing amazing things
around this country and
around this school as well.
Larcher said she could not
be more excited for Clefchella.
Its really different, and I
think thats why people keep
coming back, especially for
both shows, because its never
exactly the same.
But as the organizer,
Burrus might be more excited
than anyone.
Im just really, really
excited to see it its kind of
been my baby over this past


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

Solution to
Thursdays puzzle

Staff Writer

Huge silver tanks line the

walls, and wooden scaffolds
shape the room, outlining the
construction that still needs
to be completed.
Residents can already envision the YesterYears Brewery
Co., which will be located in
the 300 East Main development, running with local grains
boiling and the cafe smelling
of fresh coffee beans strained
through a French press.
Owner David Larsen said
the craft brewery, which is
slated to open in April, is
dedicated to his father, who
was a commissioned officer in
the military for 27 years.
YesterYears is more of a
tribute to my dad, Larsen
said. He passed away last
year, and so with that its
more of a memory to him.
The brewery is themed
around a 1940s to 1960s style
to take customers back in time.
Larsen started brewing
in high school and has won
several contests throughout Pittsboro. He originally
planned to open the brewery in
Pittsboro about five years ago
but said he wasnt quite ready.
(Carrboro) has more
of a city atmosphere than
Pittsboro, he said. There are
more people walking around.
The brewery houses a system capable of brewing 10 bar-

rels of beer at a time and four

fermenters able to process 20
barrels at a time. Each barrel of
beer holds 31 gallons.
Larsen will brew and serve
a double IPA beer, a spicy pepper jelly beer, a fruity Saison
beer, a seasonal Oktoberfest
beer and a Hefeweizen beer
with a citrus taste.
Carrboro residents selected
the specific type of IPA beer
during a taste testing that was
held at the brewery.
Carrboros newest coffee roaster Gray Squirrel
Coffee Co., owned by Shaw
Sturton will also be located
inside the brewery.
Sturton has said his coffee
beans will be what separates
his shop from others. Hes
incorporating his coffee and
other flavors into craft beers.
Patti Benedict, leasing manager and investment partner
for 300 East Main, said the
brewery adds to the interesting
mix of businesses in the block.
Theyre locally owned with
connections to the community,
Benedict said. To have the
products actually made here,
youre able to really experience
the start to finish of a product.
Larsen also created a
fundraising drive, called the
Founders Club, to which
customers can contribute and
get special offers and items
in return. The highest level,
a $500 contribution, will get
a contributor a personalized

20-ounce mug that will hang at

the bar for their use only. The
Founders Club will be available
up until the grand opening.
Larsen said the brewerys
service, beer and outreach will
be a huge part of its success.
We already have two nonprofits that we work with
The Abundance Foundation
and (Camp Kindle), he said.
With every beer thats bought,
they get proceeds from it.
He said the brewery will do
a lot locally, including holding
solo artists, bands, jam sessions and something he called
drag bingo a drag show
and bingo event that will raise
money for charity.
Our grand opening will
be free, and we may end up
doing it for a couple of days,
Larsen said. Were ready to
put Carrboro on the map.

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro
City Schools aim to end the
digital divide with a laptop
program. See pg. 3 for story.

Paraplegic dogs
An N.C. State veterinarian
is working to help paralyzed
dogs regain their mobility.
See pg. 6 for story.

Downtown closures
Franklin Street has seen
a recent surge in business
closures since November.
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YesterYears Brewery plans for

a bright future in Carrboro
By Kerry Lengyel

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Established 1893, 121 years of editorial freedom












By Ngozika Nwoko, Chapman and Hilligan,

Dropping the The


Catherine Crowe, on Chancellor Folts decision on the safety accord



is better
no one

Corey Buhay opines on her love
of the great outdoors.

Instead of meeting with us, she made a

decision despite it not being the decision we would have liked.

GuestPoster, on the ongoing discussion about renaming Saunders Hall

Senior computer science major

from Asheville.


The history is still there, and the black community certainly wont let whites forget it, but
to actually have it in their faces?

Matt Leming

ecently, the Young

Democrats decided
not to endorse any of
the candidates for Student
Body President. I am a
Democrat, and I like the Young
Democrats, but their action is
reflective of a wider apathy.
There is a campus-wide lack
of faith in all three of the candidates running. They seem
pretty boring with boring platform points, and, compared
to the group from last year, its
all, well, kind of boring.
Whether thats true is beside
the point. The wispy ideal for
which Young Democrats decided to withhold the endorsement (and which is apparently lacking on all candidates
platforms) isnt going to be the
entity that gets elected.
Something most people
dont understand about the
SBP elections is that the platform is not the central thing.
Its great for providing talking
points during the election,
but the average college junior
doesnt have a good understanding of the limits of the
position, so most platforms are
going to be fluffy and infeasible.
This is not in itself wrong, and
it doesnt reflect a deeper issue;
its just the way things go.
Now, dont get me wrong
Im not voting for anyone without a well-written platform
and solid ideas, but a wellwritten platform is only useful
to the extent that it reflects the
competence of the candidate.
So, if not the platform, then
what use is the SBP?
The SBP is the key to
student-administrator relations. At any given meeting
with the Board of Trustees or
the Chancellor or who-knowshow-many committees, theres
one chair labeled Reserved for
So-and-so. There may be other
students at these things, going
in and out, but So-and-sos chair
is there pretty consistently. We
get to choose who So-and-so
is. And So-and-so is going to
be dealing with the Board of
Governors on tuition and cuts
or whatever issues currently
plague UNC, whether or not it
was emphasized or mentioned
in his or her platform.
Now, So-and-so can do a
lot of things with that chair.
At her memorial service,
one member of the Board of
Trustees recounted how Eve
Carson charmed them into
listening to over an hour of
student testimonials, which
discouraged them from voting
to raise tuition that year. Thats
a good use of that chair.
And the chair has to be
occupied by someone. If
junior-year activists and progressives on campus fail to
muster a candidate that they
can wholeheartedly back, then
they should choose the best
choice available. The position
has to be filled, and it has some
real importance. In the future,
they must work to present an
option that they can support.
Does the SBP affect your
life? I dont know, but most politics happen behind the scenes,
and the SBP contributes to an
overall effect at this university.
Pretty soon, the junior class
is going to have to reconcile
itself with a simple fact: three
of them stepped up to the bat to
be So-and-so, and one of them
will be. Youre not voting for a
platform, an idea or a promise
of social change. Youre voting
for a person to represent you
before UNC. Vote So-and-so.

The Daily Tar Heel

UNC must take action

to clear its reputation


Cut ties with VF Corp.

A full break would
pressure VF Corp. to
take further action.

hancellor Carol Folt

thought she would
quell the student
outrage against licensee
partner VF Corporation
with her decision requiring future partners to sign
the The Accord on Fire
and Building Safety in
But she has not.
VF Corp., a company which has publicly refused to sign
the accord, remains a
licensee partner due to a
technicality of the statements wording.
Effectively, this decision has shabbily solved a
public relations problem
and strongly indicates the
Universitys preference
for profitable partnerships over guarantees
that garment workers are
adequately protected.
The stipulation that
requires all future partnerships to sign the accord
and for clothing bearing
UNC logos to be produced
outside of Bangladesh suspiciously allows VF Corp.
to remain a licensee partner under technicalities.
VF Corp. stopped producing collegiate apparel
in Bangladesh last year,
according to an inspection
performed by the Workers

Rights Consortium,
though the company continues to run more than
50 other contract factories
in Bangladesh. According
to a press release from
UNCs Student Action
with Workers, the partnership between UNC-Chapel
Hill and Greensborobased VF Corp. is worth
more than $200,000.
In other words, UNC
apparel will be produced
under ostensibly safer
conditions than before,
but its money will still be
going to a company that
has not yet demonstrated
a full commitment to
improving worker conditions in Bangladesh.
VF Corp. continues
to skirt the lines of ethical business practice by
refusing to commit to
the only reliable measure of accountability
for outsourced products:
The Accord on Fire
and Building Safety in
The company has made
efforts to bolster relations
with UNC-Chapel Hill
through meetings last
year between CEO Eric
Wiseman and Folt.
It knows the University
is a valuable client
UNC-Chapel Hills share
of the systems contract
amounted to 60 percent of
system royalties paid out
to VF Corp.
Driven by the threat

of rising manufacturing
costs, VF Corp. seems
to have refused to take
full responsibility and
has instead turned to
halfhearted solutions,
like the Alliance for
Bangladesh Worker
Safety, of which VF Corp.
is a co-founder.
Unlike the legally binding and independently
audited agreement within
the accord contract, the
alliance allows for a board
of company stakeholders to
oversee the entire assessment process, starting with
the selection of auditing
parties by standards of
their own discretion.
On Jan. 7, UNC-system
President Tom Ross issued
a memorandum allowing
for UNC-system universities to choose between the
accord and the alliance at
their discretion.
While leaders at UNCChapel Hill undoubtedly
made the right choice by
going with the accord, the
Universitys tailored statement takes some of the
pressure off VF Corp. to
take stronger action.
The manner in which
members of this institution come to such ethical
decisions leaves its mark
on a global community.
We therefore urge Ross
offer to be carefully considered and taken even
further ideally sooner
than the next factory fire.


No expense spared
UNC should not use
donor money for
lawyers and PR.

he University has
essentially given
the Skadden, Arps,
Slate, Meagher & Flom
law firm a blank check for
its services.
And in October, the
University spent $782,000
on services provided by
Edelman, the worlds largest public relations firm.
Not to worry, the
University says. There
are no public funds
going to either Edelman
or Skadden, which was
recently named one of the
top mergers and acquisitions law firms in the
country. How fitting.
Instead, the University
assures its constituents (or
are we shareholders now?)
that the millions of dollars
its spent on the expansion
of its public relations efforts
and legal fees havent come
from taxpayers.
But they have come
from somewhere
namely, a fund of generous alumni donations that

otherwise could have been

used to fund scholarships,
raise staff salaries and
improve the schools infrastructure at a time when
federal and state funding
is being slashed.
Its not like UNC
doesnt need a good lawyer
right about now.
The University is currently facing lawsuits for
its handling of sexual
assault, admission practices, workplace environments and the education it
provides student-athletes.
Or, in University-speak,
its facing various ongoing
legal matters.
It also just lost its
top lawyer. After years
of stonewalling media
requests for more information about the academic scandal, UNCs
longtime General
Counsel Leslie Strohm
left this University with
her tail between her legs
in January.
But the University has
the services of the state
attorney generals office at
its disposal. Why not use
them, and save its donations for students?

The Universitys
response is understandable from an institution
trying as hard as it can to
mitigate the public fallout
from its problems with
sexual assault and past
academic irregularities.
But it is not the only way.
Granted, the $3.1 million spent on the Wainstein
report went toward an
effort to understand the
particulars of wrongdoing
at the University.
But the general focus
on protecting UNCs
brand has overshadowed and sometimes
diminished efforts that
might improve the quality
of the product its brand is
meant to represent.
UNC is a great university, and its important that
people know it and that it
has legal protection.
But there is a balance to
be struck between protecting UNCs image and the
candor required for it to
actively address the problems it faces.
We believe the
University has erred on
the side of the former at
the expense of the latter.

I used to put my
African Studies minor on
my resume with pride.
However, when a job interviewer last week questioned
my academic record in
context of the academic
scandal, I began to rethink
my decision.
The University administration would like to
quickly move on from
this disgraceful dishonesty, as would I and all
other students innocently
associated with the late
Department of African
and Afro-American
Unfortunately, the expedient solution is doing a
The degree the administration confers upon its
students brings with it the
prestige and respect of this
When prospective
employers refuse to take
seriously UNC graduates with a Department
of African, African
American and Diaspora
Studies-related degree,
the University has failed
its responsibilities to its
The administrative
response to the Wainstein
report lacks the necessary
perspective to rectify this
crisis of faith.
However much the
administration would like
to tout reforms since the
first investigations, the
reality is that the employers, professionals and
educational institutions
around the country that
consider UNC alumni see
something else.
Educations and degrees
with even the slightest connection to the late AFAM
department lack the prestige they deserve.
It is utterly unfair that
those who worked hard
for their degrees have to
explain them as if they
should have thought twice
about their choice in topical
There has yet to be
the strong, public and
unequivocal denouncement of such dishonesty
that alumni of the university deserve.
Taking down a championship banner, firing those
responsible and enacting strong administrative
reforms should be done not
to sweep dishonesty away
but to reclaim the respect
this University has lost and
is still losing.
Until then, my minor
will no longer appear on my
The Universitys mistakes should not cloud
my accomplishments.
Unfortunately, many students do not have this luxury, and the administration
is failing them.
Avoiding the strong,
public denouncement is
doing no one any favors.
Eli McCrain
Graduate Student
School of Law

Kvetching board
v.1 (Yiddish) to complain
I, president of the UNC
Squirrel Coalition, was not
invited to the Chancellors
diversity dinner. Stop the
oppression of squirrels on
this campus.
To token conservatives:
When the political party
you represent stops supporting optional hand
washing and vaccines, then
well take you seriously.
To the girl who slammed
the bathroom door to the
stall next to me so hard
that it popped my door
open mid-pee: what did it
ever do to you?
For all the information you
need to know, Id like to
point people to
I saw a bird get a worm
at 10:30 a.m., which Im
choosing to take as definitiveproof that the early
bird does not necessarily
always get the worm, and
also that we should just
give up 8:00 a.m. classes.
Its always good when
the guy at BSkis answers
the phone with, Hi, are
you still located at Davis
Library? Yes, I never left.
Thanks to my statistics
class, I can calculate the
correlation between days
until graduation and my
increasing sense of panic.
But in my yoga and scuba
classes, Im learning how
to breathe, so its going to
be OK.
Hey Chapel Hill, if I wanted
to live in the Windy City Id
move to Chicago.
Normally Im very apologetic about my case of
resting bitch face. Come
SBP election season, nah.
Im just in class so I wont
get fined.
My professor asked what
hemorrhoids are. One guy
said that theyre a pain in
the ass. We all appreciate
your sass in this class, but
if you want to pass you
need to be less crass and
shut your crevasse. Can I
get a yass?
On SBP endorsements
BSM, CHispA and any
other campus org that
doesnt feed into the
dominant ideology of
white, heterosexual, males:
Lol, nope.
Read as if sung by Kelly
Clarkson: Here I am, once
again/My life is in pieces/
Cant deny it, cant pretend/Didnt start this shit
til 1/Professors gonna see
the tears I cried/Behind
this papers lies.
Just accidentally stubbed
my toe while walking
to Google an analysis of
Interstellar. Was that the
future me trying to tell me
to stay?
Shout out to the broken
scale in Woollens womens
locker room for the postworkout confidence boost.
You da real MVP.
The Minor UNC 4 SBP.
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