2 Thursday, August 31, 2000 ATN Corrects Course Web Server Problem By Mark Thomas Assistant University Editor Students who were shut out of their course Web pages through the Teach Web server shouldn’t experience any more problems, officials say. Teach, a Web server that hosts only pages for UNC courses, had been encountering problems with its memory and set-up since Friday, when comput ers took excessively long times to load or didn’t load at all. “I couldn’t get onto my (political sci ence class) page,” said Veronica Joice, a freshman from Kensington, Md. Joice said she had been confronted with an error message each time she tried to access the site. ■ - DTH/LAURA GIOVANELU Rushees arrive into open arms at the Kappa Delta sorority house. The women ran though rain and area traffic to welcome this year's bids. RUSH From Page 1 Sisters in each sorority waited on the lawn of their festively decorated houses DOHERTY From Page 1 just one more reminder of the tradition he must help keep alive. Not that Doherty needs one. Having played for Smith, he understands as well as anyone the footsteps he has chosen to follow. He plans to make sure the trail stays mostly the same as it always has been, but his team will be just that: his Campus Calendar Thursday 5 p.m. -- The UNC chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will It's All Here!" 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Franklin St., Chapel Hill Problems with the two-year-old Web server were first noticed by Academic Technology & Networks officials Friday, following complaints from students and faculty. ATN officials said the problem was corrected by Tuesday. “I consider it to be officially fixed,” said Judd Knott, director of computing for Academic Technology & Networks. The difficulties began when a large number of students and faculty all tried to log on simultaneously, Knott said. “A lot of times in class, faculty would lead students with laptops to (the server) and all the students would try to log on at the same time,” said John Oberlin, executive director for Academic and Technology Services. “So many faculty and students were to welcome their new members. “Bid Day is all about taking a lot of pictures and giving a lot of hugs,” Lippert said. She said the new pledges and the existing members would have dinner together and then head off to activities team. “It will be subtle stuff, not major stuff that I change,” Doherty said. “I’d say 75 to 90 percent will be the same, and 10 to 25 percent will be me. “You don’t want to change something that’s worked pretty darn well for 30- some years.” Not even for a BMW. The Sports Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. hold its first general body meeting of the year in Union 211. Those interested in joining are encouraged to attend. 5:30 p.m. - Come to the Artist’s Escape Cafe in the Bank of America plaza for the Peace Corps Happy Hour. University k City using (the server) that it stretched the system.” ATN officials say the server was not designed to accommodate the large number of users that entered UNC this year. The server experienced a tenfold increase in the past year in the number of course pages it hosts, Oberlin said. Once they began troubleshooting, officials within ATN found the problem to be in the server’s configuration. “It took us awhile to figure out what was wrong,” he said. “We had to retune the system. The system was using all of its memory which caused a bottleneck in traffic.” Oberlin likened their tactics in alter ing the system to adjusting a traffic light §j|R lyß jggjj. Hr .j W* Ij. /It | iIISHHP — .Si •. .— K, ....,, „— ...m. ... —— DTH/JEFF POULAND Bid Day attracted hundreds of spectators, including these Lambda Chi Alpha members, who lined Franklin Street to eaten the annual event. such as roller skating. As the rushees expressed joy about joining their new houses, their emotions were mixed with relief that the rush process was finally at its end. Sophomore Ellen Mathews said, “I’m SEATING From Page 1 against Maryland. A 16-inch snowstorm prevented many alumni from attending the game, allowing students to rush the lower-level seats and add a heightened frenzy during the team's come-from behind victory. “It was a virtual demonstration of what can happen if students are actively The Happy Hour is being held for all those interested in the Peace Corps and for returned Peace Corps volunteers. 6 p.m. - Hip Hop Nation will be holding a general interest meeting for all prospective members in the Student Union. Any and everyone who would con sider themselves a member of the glob al hip-hop community is encouraged to come out. 6 p.m. - The Carolina Academic Team will hold a general information meeting/practice in 321 Greenlaw. Anyone interested in jeopardy!, Who Wants to Bea Millionaire, quiz bowl or in putting trivia knowledge to good use is invited to come. 7 p.m. - The Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health fraternity will hold its last Attention Juniors It's already time to be thinking about scholarship applications: Truman Beinecke Goldwater Fulbright Come to an information session on Tuesday, September sth at 5 p.m. at the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence Graham Memorial Hall, Room 039. For more information contact: Robert Greenberg, Director, Office of Distinguished Scholarships and Intellectual Life, 219 Graham Memorial, 843-7764, email@example.com HE’S NOT HERE on the Village ! Sat... Ape Foot Groove! f "" 11 1 1 Tonight - G-105 Red Stripe Night beach trip giveaway ( - /-a V-N to accommodate rush-hour traffic. “The site is not designed to be fast, but accommodate as many users as pos sible,” he said. But Knott says the alterations to the server have so far been a success. “We have gotten reports from various faculty that the system is actually run ning faster that it ever has,” he said. And ATN officials say students and faculty won’t have to worry about simi lar difficulties occurring any time soon. Since the site was fixed, it has been under a watchful eye, Knott said. “We are monitoring it around the clock as closely as possible.” The University Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. really excited, and I’m also so glad rush is over - it was the longest process of my life.” The University Editor can be reached at email@example.com. involved in the game,” Pruitt said. “That could happen every night here.” After seven months of planning, replanning and public doubts, Pruitt said he is happy with the changes. “It’s been a long process, and I’m glad that it’s over.” F( r updated details about the official announcement today, visit The Daily Tar Heel online at www.unc.edu/dth. The University Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. interest meeting for those interested in joining. All pre-health students of sophomore standing or above are encouraged to attend die meeting in Union 211 and 212. 8 p.m. - The Carolina Production Guild will hold a general interest meet ing for anyone interested in any aspect of film production, acting or apprecia tion. Interested students should come to Studio 2 of Swain Hall. She Sailtj (Tar Heel Thursday, August 31,2000 Volume 108, Issue 64 P.O. Box 3257, Chapel Hill, NC 27515 Matt Dees, Editor, 962-4086 Advertising & Business, 962-1163 News, Features, Sports, 962-0245 Virtual Tour Web Site To Navigate Chapel Hill By Phil Perry Staff Writer Soon you will not have to leave your room to walk down Franklin Street. A company based in Cary, 3dvil lage.com, plans to offer a virtual 3-D tour of Chapel Hill within the next two months. The company specializes in cre ating virtual tours of cities, universities, sports stadiums and real estate properties. Richard Boyd, president and CEO of 3dvillage.com, said he hopes the Chapel Hill tour will be ready by Oct. 15. Chapel Hill is first on the list of vir tual city tours, which includes cities like New York and Venice, Italy. Boyd, a 1987 UNC graduate with a degree in history, said Chapel Hill made the list because it was a charming town. So far, The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., is the only university available to tour on the site. Boyd said tours of the University of South Carolina and others will be created soon.“We hope to do the (UNC) campus, Kenan Stadium and the Dean Dome in the next year,” he said. 3dvillage.com offers both flying and walking tours.“( For flying tours,) typi cally we’ll use Russian spy satellite infor mation and topography,” Boyd said. For walking tours, teams are sent to tour sites and film the area with digital cameras. Those images are used with satellite photographs to create the tours. Boyd said 3dvillage.com works pri marily with Citysearch.com and Knight- Ridder, a newspaper conglomerate, to gather information about tour areas. For now, the Web site does not have many tours available, but the company AID From Page 1 mitted to need-based aid. She said 95 percent of financial aid funds at UNC are distributed to needy students, while the remaining 5 percent is used for merit scholarships. Ort said there was a growing trend across the nation - excluding UNC - to increase funding for merit scholarships. “Schools (offering increasing amounts) of merit aid are trying to com pete for the best and brightest,” she said. “This way they can increase their over all ranking in publications like the U.S. News & World Report. (UNC has) given a priority to need-based aid.” Will Doyle, senior policy analyst for the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, said financial aid across the country is still distributed chiefly according to a students’ need. But Doyle said most financial aid increases have been in the form of merit scholarships or tax credits for the past decade, chiefly benefiting students from BOG From Page 1 one,” he said. “I commend him on it.” BOG member Angela Bryant also said Webster’s resignation is in the best interest of students. “I feel very sad,” Bryant said. “(Webster) was making a great contribution during the short time he was here.” BON'S IS THE PLACE FOR... Fried Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Beef, Pork & Ribs Fresh Seafood, Fresh Vegetables & Homemade Desserts ~n or Tat. :? IDifw! I / !>^ I@fWeeknight and Weekend Classes Priced | Call 684-6259 for information. 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Chapel Hill Town Council member Edith Wiggins said she was anxious to see the Chapel Hill tour. “What I saw reported on really looked quite interest ing,” she said. “There was Chapel Hill, in virtual reality.” But the Web site almost did not get created. Boyd said he decided to work with computers after a speech by Ross Perot at UNC extolling the future qf technology. That changed his mind. “I actually never touched a computer in college, and then I wrote a book on it,” Boyd said. That book, “The Virtus VRML Tool Kit,” was only the second book ever about 3-D technology on the Internet. Boyd wrote the book during his tenure at Virtus Corp., where he worked for near ly 10 years before starting 3dvillage.com. Boyd said he approached the Chapel Hill officials and the General Alumni Association about the Chapel Hill and UNC tours. But he said the company did not need to seek out business. “In most cases, the places are approaching us.” The City Editor can be reached at email@example.com. the middle class. “People working in the (financial aid) field are concerned that the expansion has all been in merit scholarships or targeted to children of middle-income families,” he said. Even the Student Financial Aid Bill has a provision that would boost merit scholarship binding, part of a compro mise between the legislature and California Gov. Gray Davis, he said. Doyle said there has long been an economic gap between the percentage of students from upper classes attending school and those from lower classes. Doyle said the potential changes to the Cal Grant program would help erase the gap and allow thousands of nontrq ditional college students to attend school. He said the new Cal Grant prograip would benefit students from low-income families across the nation because California has traditionally been a leader in education trends. “In the past, California has served as a model for the nation.” The State & National Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bryant said Webster failed to realize that he would be held to a higher stan dard than other students. “Part of being young is that there are sometimes things we do for fun that involve poor judge ment,” she said. “But given (Webster’s) leadership role, clearly there are some things he cannot do.” , The State & National Editor can be reached at email@example.com. ,\\n or Take.