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Volume 104, Issue 6
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Reviews Stolen Right After Confrontation
■ The thiefs who stole more
than 1,500 copies of the
magazine accessed a key to
the attorney general’s office.
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS EDITOR
Copies of the Carolina Review disap
peared from 106 Carroll Hall just a little
more than an hour after a late-night con
frontation between supporters of student
body president candidate Aaron Nelson
and Carolina Review publisher Charlton
Allen, two student government leaders said
Student Body President Calvin
Cunningham r.nd Student Body Treasurer
Nathan Darling confirmed the following
Alleged Victim Testifies
She Didn’t Want Sex
BY DEANNA WTITMER
HILLSBOROUGH The UNC stu
dent who is an alleged victim of date rape
testified in Orange County Superior Court
on Thursday that she never intended to
have intercourse or romantic relations with
defendant Seul Ki “Dennis” Choi.
Assistant District Attorney Nancy
Vecchia called the woman to testify about
the events of Dec. 3, 1994, the night she
was allegedly raped. Because of alcohol
and drug use, the woman said she could
not remember about seven hours of the
The woman testified that she decided to
go to a semi-formal sponsored by the Uni
versity language houses that night. While
in the Spanish House lounge in Carmichael
Residence Hall, she said she consumed
two beers and had five hits of marijuana
from a pipe. The woman said she then rode
with a group to the house where the semi
formal was being held. She said she “felt a
buzz” when they arrived at the house.
Choi and a group of others arrived
shortly after her arrival, she said. At the
party, the alleged victim consumed four
Although she faces the challenge
of training anew crop of volunteers each year,
Campus T Director Zenobia Hatcher-Wilson
remains committed to promoting
Zenobia Hatcher-Wilson, director of the Campus
Y, compares her place of work to the phoenix,
the mythological bird that rose from its ashes
after death to begin anew, and sees her relationship to
the Y as a nurse ip a hospital room reviving the phoenix
year after year.
These comparisons may be difficult to understand
because not all people display as much commitment
and dedication to their work as does Hatcher-Wilson.
Her analogy of a phoenix stems from the repetition
involved in starting over with new students each fall
and losing dedicated workers to graduation each spring.
“Every year old people leave and new people come
in,” she said. “We have to train the new people each
year while knowing that they’ll be leaving soon.”
Despite this yearly challenge, Hatcher-Wilson said
the role ofthe Campus Y remained the same. “Ibelieve
that the Y has a unique role, that it allows students to
test their humanity and to integrate their volunteer
work with citizenship," she said.
Hatcher-Wilson likened her job to working in an
emergency room, explaining that despite scheduled
meetings and appointments, her days were often un-
The town was so dull that when the tide went out it refused to come hack.
The UNC women face Clemson in
a must-win game in the ACC
quarterfinals today. Page 5
sequence of events about the night during
which 1,500 copies the controversial Re
view were stolen;
Sometime before 1 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
13 Cunningham, Darling and Student
Congress Speaker Roy Granato walked
into “a raging debate” in 106 Carroll be
tween Allen and seven or eight Nelson
supporters, several of whom Cunningham
has identified as members of Nelson’s fra
ternity, Tau Epsilon Phi.
Cunningham and Darling just briefly
passed through the room to distribute fliers
in graduate student mailboxes.
But an hour later, when they left the
building, the copies were gone,
Cunningham and Darling said.
“We went through the auditorium and
saw that there were no Reviews,” Darling
said. “There were no TEP members and no
one from the Review.”
more beers, a small amount of a friend’s
liquor drink and a small amount of another
friend’s beer, she said. She also had one or
two more hits of marijuana from a joint,
The woman testified that she danced
with a group until she felt ill and then went
outside, where she vomited several times.
“I don’t remember seeing anything or
thinking anything. I remember being re
lieved that I could just lay still, ” the alleged
The woman said she and Choi returned
to Carmichael, and on the ride home she
vomited out of the car. She said she did not
remember anything that happened between
the car ride and the next morning.
The alleged victim said she woke up in
Choi’s room not wearing underwear and
with her clothes on backwards. Choi told
her that she had taken her pants off, be
cause they were wet. She said she had wet
the bed, and he had turned the mattress
Choi then told the alleged victim that
they had intercourse, she said.
“He flat out told me we had had sex,”
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predictable, and that a day often
consisted of a“ 15 minute discus
sion here and a 15 minute crisis
Takie Hondros, a sophomore
from Charlotte and co- president
of the Campus Y, said that
Hatcher-Wilson was always will
ing to take those 15 minutes out of
her schedule for students. When
he was new to the Campus Y last
year, Hondros said he had wanted
to sponsor an event during Hu
man Rights Week but had no idea
how to go about it. He said
Hatcher-Wilson “sat him down”
and showed him numerous bro-
chures and fliers and gave him different numbers to
call. He said the talk “resulted in the Peace Train
coming to Chapel Hill.”
Hatcher-Wilson encouraged all students to believe
in what they do and had several key phrases that she
repeated often, said Emily Roth, a senior from Swan
“She always tells us to ‘work smarter, not harder,’
and that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
Chapel Hilt, North Caroliu
School Probes Racism
Law School students and faculty
discuss the vandalism of a Black
History Month display. Page 3
“I knew that there were no Reviews in
that room,” Cunningham said. “Ithinkwe
TEP members Rich Fremont, Reza
Ardalan, Justin Cates, Todd Doobrow,
and inactive member Brian Cohen have
confirmed that they were in 106 Carroll
Hall that night.
But they said they only came to the
building to see the new issue that de
picted Nelson in horns on its cover—and
did not steal any copies.
Gamer and Allen also said someone in
the group of Nelson supporters told them
the copies would be taken.
“We heard people say things like ‘why
are you putting them out, you know were
just going take them when you leave,”’
“(They said) something to the effect of
you’re wasting your time, we’re just going
Dennis Choi talks with his father during his trial Thursday afternoon at the Orange County Courthouse™™
The court heard testimony from the alleged victim, who said she used alcohol and drugs on the night in question.
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Zenobia Hatcher-Wilson has been Campus Y director since 1985.
SEAC and Habitat for Humanity were begun under her leadership.
Since arriving in Chapel Hill 11 years ago, Hatcher-
Wilson said she has tried to “bring out the best in
people and extend the experiences of students outside
of the classroom.”
Under Hatcher-Wilson’s leadership, the Campus Y
has expanded to include several new service organiza
tions, including the Student Environmental Action
See HATCHER-WILSON, Page 6
to take the copies anyway. That’s not the
exact quote, but the implication was pretty
clear,” Allen said.
Allen said he could not identify who
made the statement. “It came from a group
of people and because of that I could not
identify who said that,” he said. “It got no
objection from the rest of the cackling
He said seven or eight people were in
the group but the only person he could
identify was Ardalan.
Ardalan said he did not hear anyone
make the threat. “I didn’t hear that,” he
George Oliver, who served as student
attorney general until Thursday, discov
ered the stolen issues in his office Wednes
day morning, Feb. 14alittleafter9a.m.He
said his office door was locked, so whoever
placed the more than 1,500 copies of the
Jordan Trial Verdict
A jury voted to convict Daniel
Andre Green of James Jordan's
murder after five hours. Page 4
Review in his office had to have a key.
Allen said Thursday he had not made a
decision on whether to press charges in
Honor Court for the theft of the 1,500
He said that he expected to meet with
the new student attorney general to talk
about the situation. He said the Review
staff would make a final decision on
whether to go to Honor Court after Spring
According to Section H.D.l.g of the
Code of Student Conduct, it is an Honor
Code violation to willfully obstruct or in
terfere with a University organization’s
right to free speech.
Students who are accused of violating
the Honor Code must appear before the
Honor Court and could face sanctions rang
ing from an official reprimand to expul
Nelson Already Working
To FiM SBP Platform
Despite recent controversy surround
ing the Carolina Review’s personal attacks
on Aaron Nelson, the student body presi
dent-elect has already started working on
his campaign platform.
Nelson said the biggest issue facing his
administration right now was structure.
“We’re trying to have a very open pro
cess in terms of structure,” Nelson said.
“We’re soliciting opinions from the previ
ous administrations, people inside student
government and people outside student
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previous administrations have not been
ready to fully operate until one to two
weeks after the April inauguration, Dervin
Student Body Co-Secretary Mohan
Nathan said he expected Nelson’s transi
tion to be very smooth. “He has good ideas
and good people. Things seem to be com
ing together nicely.”
Nelson and Dervin also said they ex
pected the transition from the Cunningham
administration to Nelson’s to be smooth.
Nelson and his transition team have
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C.D. Spangler has been UNC-system
president for 10 years.
10 Years of
■ C.D. Spangler said he
thought being UNC-system
president was rewarding.
BY LILLIE CRATON
AsC.D. Spangler celebrates his 10-year
anniversary as president of the UNC sys
tem today, he reflects on his tenure with
“Never have I for a moment regretted
being apart ofUNC,” Spangler said Thurs
day. “I don’t think that anything else could
have been more rewarding for me than to
be with UNC for 10 years.”
UNC-CH Chancellor Michael Hooker
said he thought working with Spangler had
given him anew perspective on his own
success as president of the five-campus
University of Massachusetts system.
“He gives you the maximum latitude to
run your own show,” Hooker said. “I was
a much more intrusive micro-manager.”
Hooker said he had come to appreciate
Spangler’s management style.
“He and I have very different styles,” he
See SPANGLER, Page 2
already put out the executive branch appli
cations, which have been revised and
changed from earlier ones, Dervin said.
Dervin also said the importance of these
applications could not be understated.
“There are over 100 appointments to exter
nal committees alone,” he said.
Nelson said in previous administrations,
these committee appointments had been
“These appointments are very impor
tant,” Nelson said. “Some of these com
mittees are where University policy is
To be more educated and prepared when
making these appointments, Nelson and
his transition team are in the process of
collecting the last two years’ worth of min
utes from UNC committee meetings.
Nelson said the minutes would enable him
to make educated decisions concerning
Nelson has also begun to meet with
administrators to discuss his platform with
Among the things discussed with these
administrators, Nelson said the Ambassa
dor program, the University Council, and
keeping student tuition and fees at a stable
level were some of the primary topics.
“I am very encouraged by what the
administrators have to say,” Nelson said
Tuesday. Nelson said that those he has met
with have befen very supportive and open
to hearing his ideas.
“The Ambassador program is well on
its way and the University Council is also
coming together nicely,” Dervin said.
Although the transition team has not
officially been put together yet, Nelson
said, “The team we are putting together is
a group of fantastic people.”
“We want as much student involve
ment as possible in this administration,”
Nelson said. "We are trying to tap as many
resources as possible.”