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University Updates Raineses, Unveils New Trademarks
He’s heartily bursting through the inter
locking ‘NC’ and is a surly looking critter
who is joining the traditional “strutting
ram” as the University’s chief registered
The Collegiate Licensing Company
unveiled the new version of a sleek, more
streamlined Rameses on Monday.
It revealed a mascot that bears little
resemblance to the old, but it was enthusi
astically embraced by both its marketers
and the athletic department.
“The new additional logos are a nice
blend ofthe traditional, which is important
at this university, with a bolder more mod
em approach, ” UNC Director of Athletics
John Swofford said.
“I think our coaches, athletes and fans
will be very excited about the use of these
new University marks, and we look for
ward to incorporating them into our ath
At a cost of $37,000, the emblems were
created by Sean Michael Edwards Design,
a New York-based firm that recently pro
ducedlogosforN.C. State University, UVa.
DTH Pushes University
To Open Committee
Meetings to Public
BY JOHN PATTERSON
Aftera meeting with Chancellor Michael
Hooker and members of his administra
tion fell through Wednesday, The Daily
Tar Heel continued to press the University
to open many of its faculty committee
meetings to the public.
The DTH sent a formal request to the
chancellor this summer, and North Caro
lina Press Association attorney Hugh
Stevens has tried to set up a meeting with
“The reason why we are doing this is
because the University is a public institu
tion,” said DTH Editor Thanassis
Cambanis. “The University should make
all its policy decisions in the public eye.”
Stevens and representatives of The
Chapel Hill News, The Chapel Hill Herald
and the DTH were scheduled to meet with
Hooker on Wednesday, but they decided
to reschedule the meeting when they
learned the chancellor would not be present.
The request filed by the DTH focuses on
the University’s legal interpretation of re
visions to the open meetings law made in
October of 1994, Cambanis said.
The open meetings law states that “each
official meeting of a public body shall be
open to the public, and any person is en
titled to attend such a meeting.”
Susan Ehringhaus, senior University le
gal counsel, stated in a letter to the DTH
that she disagreed with Cambanis' inter
pretation of the law. “Agencies, councils,
committees... established by the chancel
lor are not public bodies unless their cre
ation is prescribed or required by the
“(Those) that consist exclusively of Uni
versity employees are not public bodies
In an effort to improve parking, safety
and sanitary conditions in Fraternity Court,
the University spent $ 13,500 to re-pave the
fraternity court parking lot last week and
signed an agreement with the five houses
located there to keep the area clean, said
Wayne Jones, associate vice chancellor for
Business and Finance.
“Hopefully everyone will keep up with
the agreement, especially on the week
ends,” Jones said. "It should eliminate
overcrowding and make it easier to keep
emergency vehicle lanes open.”
In recent years, both the town and the
University have received complaints about
excessive noise and trash in the areas sur
rounding Fraternity Court.
Ron Binder, director of Greek Affairs,
and the fraternities located in the court
yard agreed that the fraternity members
would clean their properties by 8 a.m. each
“Dean Binder has encouraged us to
clean up every morning in an effort to
improve the overall appearance of the
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and the Carolina Panthers.
UNC’s new logo package includes two
new primary marks, a variety of secondary
marks and two wording marks consisting
of stylized block letters.
Biruta Nielson, who manages the
University’s trademark licensing program,
said the new trademarks were designed to
give the ram a more updated, contempo
“Basically, the old ram is pushing 50
years old and is one of the University’s
logos that has not recently been used by
athletic teams,” Nielson said.
“It has a dated look. I’d say the new ram
is a more determined-looking ram. We
specifically didn’twant any fangsorclaws.”
Despite the goal of achieving a more
modem look, Nielson said there were no
plans to phase out the traditional “strutting
ram” or any of the University’s earlier
“It’s important for everyone to under
stand that the new logo is an addition, not
a replacement for the old,” Nielson said.
“The interlocking ‘N’ and ‘C’ will never
fade away. It’s too classy.
“There are so many designs people think
of that represent the University, like the
because they are composed... of the ‘pro
UNC’s Board of Trustees is a public
body that must comply with the N.C. Open
Meetings Law, along with any standing or
ad hoc committees it forms, Ehringhaus
said. But Ehringhaus said standing faculty
committees and committees appointed by
the chancellor were not public bodies be
cause they were made up of “professional
Many of the chancellor’s committees
have student members, appointed by the
student body president.
“The position I take is a position taken
by the UNC-system and other schools in
the 16-member campus system,”
Ehringhaus said. “We believe that is what
the law says.”
Ehringhaus said she was concerned with
what the law actually stated, not with the
are not talking about right or wrong or
good or bad, but about judgment calls on
this issue,” she said. “The first thing we
have to start with is what the law requires. ”
Stevens said he was simply trying to set
up an opportunity to discuss the DTH’s
position with Hooker. “I am in the process
ofcorresponding with Chancellor Hooker,
and we hope to set up a time with him
soon,” Stevens said on Monday. “We are
taking it one step at a time at the moment.”
University committees must be opened
in order for the University to fulfill its role
of service to the state, Cambanis said.
“These committees make important
decisions that affect the entire campus,”
Cambanis said. “These are decisions that
people need to see. How can you serve the
people of North Carolina when you won’t
let them in to watch important policy
The University has made Fraternity Court’s newly paved parking lot a permit
zone in an effort to increase safety and cut down on overcrowding.
Greek community," Sigma Nu President
Casey Carroll said.
Chapel Hill Police Department spokes
woman Jane Cousins said she hoped the
decision would reduce the amount of com
plaints the town received concerning fra
“We frequently receive complaints
about fraternity members parking on the
(Columbia Street) sidewalks, broken bottles
and trash in the lot on Friday mornings and
excessive noise,” Cousins said.
The Chapel Hill Police Department also
has placed a representative on the Chan
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Chapal Hill, North Carolioi
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Tar Heel, the ram and the ‘NC,’ but they
don’t really relate to each other. The new
primary logos consolidate them.”
The new trademarks will be marketed
by the Collegiate Licensing Company,
which handles merchandising for over 150
colleges and universities.
Last year, UNC products were the third
best sellers in the nation, falling only be
hind the licensed products of Florida State
Keith Little, a representative of the Col
legiate Licensing Company, said the new
logo should bolster an already strong mar
ket for UNC paraphernalia.
“We’re trying to create a fresher, more
marketable image for the University,” Little
said. “We expect that the new logo will
have a positive impact on sales.”
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Unly rubble remains of Sallie Markham Michie s house, which was demolished Monday. Michie died in 1992 and left the house, which was located at the
intersection of South Colombia Street and Cameron Avenue, to two historical groups. UNC acquired the house through eminent domain.
Michie House Razed to Make Way for More Parking
BY JOHN SWEENEY
Demolition of the Michie House is expected to be
completed today, opening the property up for University
development, Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor
for facilities management, said Monday.
Demolition crews began work Monday. The house is
the last private residence on the UNC campus.
cellors' Committee for Greek Affairs, which
oversees the activities of all fraternities and
sororities, Cousins said.
“It is important for both sides to be
heard, so we enjoy an ongoing relationship
with the presidents and officers of the fra
ternities,” she said. “We’re optimistic that
this decision will improve the situation
and make everyone feel safer and hap
Within the next few weeks, the Univer
sity plans to further its efforts to improve
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Increased sales mean increased revenue
Last yearthe University generated more
than $2 million in royalty income from the
sale of trademarked products.
Three-fourths of this income was given
to a general fund for academic scholar
The remaining fourth went to the ath
Sales of merchandise bearing the new
logo began Monday in Student Stores.
Starting today, the new products can be
found at Belk, Durham Sporting Goods,
Champs, J.C. Penney, Sky Chefs and Wal-
The demolition follows a 40-year battle over the prop
erty which ended Nov. 7 when District Court Judge
Gordon Battle ordered the property sold to UNC in an
eminent domain ruling. Sallie Markham Michie, who
died in 1992, left the property to the National Society of
the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Na
tional Society ofthe Dames ofthe Magna Carta. The state
paid a total of $550,000 to these two historical groups in
order to acquire the property. Because of the poor condi
Chambers To Argue Before Supreme Court
■ North Carolina’s minority
redistricting case will go
before the court next week.
BYROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
In an historic move, N.C. Central
University’s chancellor will step out of his
administrative role next week and back
into court the
will argue the
before the U.S.
Supreme Court, to
bers, who has been
since 1994, will re
turn to his old
Tuesday, where he
will be one of three
lawyers arguing a
before the court.
“I’ve never lost
interest in the prac
tice of law, and this
case presented me
with a good opportunity to keep up with
the law,” Chambers said. “I'm involved
because the case is important to North
New Look For Tar Heel Elicits
Mixed Reaction From Students
BY LILLIE CRATON
UNC’s new ram and Tar Heel logos,
which made their retail debut in Student
Stores Monday, got a lukewarm recep
tion from students, but managers at Stu
dent Stores said it was too early to tell if
the new design would boost sales.
Meredith King, a freshman from Ra
leigh, said she thought the new designs
gave students a wider variety from which
to choose, but she said she thought they
could never replace the old designs in the
hearts of UNC fans.
“Change is good, but I think the tradi
tion ofthe old style should be preserved, ”
Other students weren’t so open to the
alteration of the UNC logo. Robin
Johnstone, a freshman from Goldsboro,
tion of the house, located near the intersection of South
Columbia Street and Cameron Avenue, renovations were
not feasible, Runberg said. “The property will be turned
into a parking lot for now,” Runberg said. Faculty and
staff who work on the northeast comer of the campus will
use the lot until future plans are made for the property.
Runberg said the site might eventually be used for
extension or replacement of either Abemethy or Swain
North Carolina Voting Districts
These two N.C. congressional districts were redrawn after the 1990 census.
Each has a majority of black voters.
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Carolina, to black people and to the United
After earning a law degree from UNC,
Chambers served as director of the
NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund. He left
that post two years ago to return to NCCU,
his undergraduate alma mater.
During his noteworthy legal career,
Chambers has successfully argued before
the high court on several occasions, in
cluding a desegregation case against the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System in
This case will force the court to decide
the constitutionality of two N.C. congres
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said she was attached to the old ram
logo and would hate to see it go out of
fashion. “I’d rather stick with the old
style,” she said. “This school is about
Johnstone said there was something
funny,” she said.
Sarah Buchanan, a cashier at Student
Stores, defended the new logos. “I think
they’re cute,” she said. “I’m not sure
why, but I like the new ones better.”
Despite mixed reviews from custom
ers, Donald Hamm, sales manager at
Student Stores, said he thought it would
be difficult to judge the new logos’ suc
cess until students had time to get used
to them. He said the logos, if successful,
might boost business at Student Stores.
“It’s hard to tell at this point, but
we’re hoping that it will be (a success).”
sional districts that were redrawn after the
1990 census according to provisions in the
1965 Voting Rights Act. The act was in
tended to ensure equitable minority repre
sentation in states where there have been
past incidents of discrimination.
North Carolina’s Ist and 12th Districts
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