Friday, September 1, 2000
Master Plan to Improve
One of the highest priorities
of the Master Plan advisory
committee is to control
runoff and stormwater.
By Elizabeth Breyer
Assistant University Editor
Although most construction leaves a
blemish of noise and dust on the land
scape, officials say UNC’s Master Plan
will actually benefit the long-term qual
ity of the campus environment.
The late Chancellor Michael Hooker
put the Master Plan into motion as a
blueprint for campus growth in 1998.
The plan’s primary committee now
includes an advisory group, consisting
of UNC officials and consultants from
the Philadelphia-area firms
Andropogon Associates and Cahill
Associates, that will develop an
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Environmental Master Plan.
And group members say cleaning
campus drainage water is one of their
highest priorities. “We’ve been told that
the major goal needs to be to decrease
the amount of runoff and the volume of
stormwater, as well as to slow it down,”
said Linda Convissor, project manager
for campus planning.
When development occurs and nat
ural vegetation is removed to make
room for pavement and buildings, more
water is forced to run off into drains
because it cannot sink into the ground.
Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary
Services Carolyn Elfland said the
Master Plan would likely include mov
ing the underground stream that runs
beneath Kenan Stadium and Ramshead
parking lot closer to the surface.
Convissor said this process would
improve the stormwater problem on
campus rather than worsening it.
“(The process) allows the natural
drainage system to handle runoff from
buildings much more effectively, rather
than going into drains, which can block
and flood,” she said.
But environmental planners have
already begun to target drainage on
campus in smaller ways.
Environmental specialist Sharon
Myers said the Health and Safety Office
placed signs on campus to warn people
against dumping in storm drains.
“We want to let people know those
drains really go to the creek, and that
you shouldn’t put anything other than
rainwater in them,” she said.
Myers said that new stormwater reg
ulations will pass in 2003 and that she
would incorporate those rules into the
Master Plan. “We want to have a
stormwater monitoring plan and get a
picture of the quality now before the
Environmental Master Plan - hopeful
ly it will improve afterward."
Convissor also said the
Environmental Master Plan includes
preserving existing vegetation. “UNC is
unique -a lot of our buildings have nat
ural vegetation around them,” she said.
The environmental advisory com
mittee decided that many groups of
trees and foliage will be left intact.
Convissor said that by concentrating
on returning plants and water to a more
natural state, the Master Plan will create
a sound ecosystem. “We’re seeing the
opportunities to fix things on campus
and to attack all of them. Rather than a
piece here and a piece there, we will
have a healthy system of open spaces.”
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Forest Theatre Hosts Festival
The monthlong festival,
which showcases local
artists and drama groups,
draws to a close Saturday.
By David Povill
Nestled cozily in the woods of
Chapel Hill lies the Forest Theatre, a
one-of-a-kind amphitheater, a haven for
theater purists and the home of the
Forest Theatre Festival.
The festival is a month-long, eclectic
collection of five local theater companies
and various local artists joining efforts.
Nearing the end of its 24 shows, the Forest
Theatre Festival closes Saturday.
The festival was founded seven years
ago by the now-defunct Somnambulist
Project. Wideawake Theater, which
consists of former Somnambulists, now
continues the festival with a stronger
focus on community interaction.
Artistic directors Jimmy Magoo and
wife Mardi Magoo, along with managing
director Alysia Scofield, are all former
members of the Somnambulist Project.
Wideawake Theater started the project to
build on the
increasing its scale,
“One of the first
things we did
when we started
the new company
was to ask other
to be involved in
7 want (the festival) to be
something that draws people
from all over the state and all
over the region ...”
Artistic Director, Forest Theatre Festival
the festival,” he said. “That was a big
step for us, just trying to include other
community artists in what we have
The mission of Wideawake Theater
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and the festival has evolved to incorpo
rate the local arts community, encour
aging area artists to perform on a second
stage, he said.
Mardi said she agrees with her hus-
band’s mission. “I
want this festival to
be huge. I want it
to be something
that draws people
from all over the
state and all over
the region, and I’d
like it to involve as
many people as it
possibly can,” she
In addition to adding the festival’s pres
ence in the local arts community, Scofield
said she also talks about the group’s desire
to avoid charging admission. “I’d like to
be able to put the festival on for free,” she
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said. “I’d like to see it funded enough from
local government agencies and businesses
so that it can be an open festival and
everybody can come.”
The forest amphitheater adds a unique
atmosphere consistent to the festival’s
eight-year existence. Scofield said the
amphitheater is used for all sorts of activ
ities, from wall-climbing to weddings.
“There are many appeals to the Forest
Theatre. It’s beautiful. The forest is very
pretty, and the theater has a comfortable
outdoor feel,” she said. “It’s not so con
fined. You can bring your kids, or your
dogs, and you can even bring a picnic.”
The final performances will be at 7
p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 5
p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Call 990-2599 for more information.
The Arts & Entertainment Editor can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:30 p.m. - All students, faculty and
staff are invited to Tuesdays with
Friday, featuring a conversation
between writer Doris Betts and UNC
system President Emeritus William
Friday. It will take place in the
Commons Room of Graham Memorial.
3:30 p.m. - The Department of
Germanic Languages will hold a
reception in Toy Lounge on the 4th
floor of Dey Hall. The reception is
intended to introduce German majors
and potential German majors to the fac
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undergraduates for their commitment to
the German language and culture.
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its first meeting in 143 Carroll Hall.
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community with a developmental
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able treasurers’ orientations will be
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sentative to a treasurers’ orientation. For
more information, call Student Body
Treasurer Patrick Frye at 962-4964.
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for all students interested in Speech-
Language pathology and/or
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Friday, September 1,2000
Volume 108, Issue 65
P.O. Box 3257, Chapel Hill, NC 27515
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