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On Eve of Debate
Wake Forest University will host the season's
second presidential debate tonight at 9 p.m.
in Wait Chapel on the university’s campus.
By Faith Ray
- WINSTON-SALEM - Secret Service agents, members of
the media and yards of electronic wire are scattered across the
Wake Forest University campus as the school prepares to host
the year’s second presidential debate today.
. Workers on campus Tuesday were hustling to position tele
vision monitors and cameras on the stage in Wake Forest’s
Wait Chapel, where Republican nominee
George W. Bush and Democrat A1 Gore
will publicly face off for the second time
this election season.
Red carpeting already covered the stairs and stage in the
chapel Tuesday afternoon. A round table, the same used in
Thursday’s debate between the vice presidential candidates,
was also in place. PBS anchor Jim Lehrer will moderate the
debate, which will begin at 9 p.m. Lehrer also moderated the
candidates’ first debate last week in Boston.
Wake Forest students seemed to have grown accustomed to
the swarms of police officers and journalists that began arriv
ing on campus last week for the debate, which is organized by
the nonpartisan Presidential Debate
Commission. “It’s been pretty neat to
see the cameras and to have the focus
here,” said Sayer Nixon, a freshman
who volunteered as a door guard at
But an event of this magnitude is not without problems.
“Mail service (on campus) has been closed for a week, and
packages aren’t allowed,” said Wake Forest senior Roger Tise
of Winston-Salem. “There is a little bit of inconvenience, but
it’s worth it.”
Senior Michael Mitchell of Rocky Mount said students are
looking forward to the debate. “Most students are psyched, but
some are upset and annoyed," he said. “There is no parking on
campus - the media has taken up all of our parking.”
Nixon said some students are upset because they might not
be able to attend the debate. He said students selected by a lot
tery would get remaining tickets only minutes before the debate.
But university officials are encouraging students to watch
the event. Mitchell said the debate will be broadcasted on a
large television at Magnolia Quad near the chapel.
Classes have not been interrupted by the debate prepara
tions, but Mitchell said administrators wanted to incorporate the
event into classes to teach students about the election process.
This is not the first time Wake Forest students have wel
comed a presidential debate. A debate between Republican
George Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis was held at Wake
Forest in 1988. Despite the family history with the campus,
George W. Bush announced this summer that he would not be
debating, but Wake Forest students rallied together, trying to
convince him to participate in the debate.
“A ton of students wrote postcards asking him to come,”
Mitchell said. “In ‘BB, his father was here, and they used that
nostalgia to persuade Bush.”
Students said they are glad Bush agreed to the debates but
that the strict security precautions, including the removal of
trash cans and mailboxes in areas near the chapel, generated
wild rumors around campus.
“We’ve heard things from snipers on every roof to our tele
phones being tapped,” Mitchell joked. “But this debate is a
great thing for our university.”
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After Violence, Life at CHHS Goes On
Chapel Hill High School
stepped up security as it
resumed its delayed gridiron
matchup Tuesday afternoon.
By Kellie Dixon
Assistant City Editor
The fans still cheered wildly, and the
snlell of freshly cut grass still wafted
through the air.
The sounds of protective pads smack
ing together and referees’ whistles blow
ing sounded the same as at any Friday
ifight high school football game.
Perhaps the only difference was that
it, was Tuesday afternoon -and that stu
dents passed through walk-through
metal detectors guarding the entrance to
Chapel Hill High School’s football sta
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By Stuart Crampton
The bare-bones furnishings, lack of
decor and overpowering sterility of his
room give him away: Philipp Bode is a
student in transition.
The move Bode chose to make
upon his acceptance into UNC’s Trans-
Atlantic Masters Program involved
more than just renting a U-Haul and
finding somewhere to live.
Equipped with little more than an
airplane ticket and a keen appreciation
of globalism, Bode not only left the
comforts of home but the security of
his culture, language and customs.
A native of Munich, Germany, Bode
moved into Craige Residence Hall two
months ago. But he is still settling in to
anew way of life.
Obstacles that Bode face range from
the considerable amount of money
required for travel, tuition and living
expenses to the challenge of adapting to
foreign customs and a foreign university.
Then there are the smaller hurdles
he must overcome, such as immuniza-
Parents, students and faculty gathered
Tuesday to watch the final quarter of the
Tigers’ homecoming football game, cut
short Friday night by two separate vio
CHHS finished its homecoming foot
ball game at 4 p.m! Tuesday with about
200 to 300 people in attendance.
The game was postponed Friday night
after reported gunshots.
One 12-year-old girl received an
abrasive-type wound from an unidenti
fied projectile, almost 30 minutes after a
separate beating incident sent a 42-year
old man to the hospital.
Both were released the same night.
CHHS principal Mary Ann
Hardebeck said the metal detectors
were borrowed from Orange County
High School and that she wasn’t sure if
they would be used at every game.
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International exchange students, from left, Martin Descours, from-Lyons, France, Jaouad Bentaguena, also from Lyons,
and Philipp Bode, from Munich, Germany, surf the Internet in Craige Residence Hall.
“We’re going to try them out,” she
said. “We need some time to think about
it and see how they work.”
Senior Corey Cotton said it was ter
rible that the school needed to use an
extra safety precaution.
“We shouldn’t have to go through
metal detectors,” he said.
But others were in favor of more secu
rity and thought Friday night’s incident
should serve as a rallying cry for safety.
“I think they should do the metal
detectors and the searches,” said senior
Meredith Green. “Some people feel like
it’s too extreme, but it’s gotten to the
point where you have to.”
Along with walking through the detec
tors, those who entered the fenced-in sta
dium were required to show identification.
Green said she was standing on the
bleachers near where the incident hap
pened and that she heard two gunshots.
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Opening the Door
National Coming Out Day will be
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This year, about 100 more international
students are studying at UNC, boosting the
percentage of total students enrolled.
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tion shots, a last-minute housing assign
ment and more homework than he is
And because Bode’s passport is in
German, the 25-year-old graduate stu
dent has had to contend with Franklin
Street bartenders who won’t serve him
alcoholic beverages. “To not get beer
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She said she never thought an incident of
that nature could happen at her school.
“It’s weird to come back here," she
said. “It’s kind of hard to believe it hap
pened. You don’t realize what it means
until it happens.”
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of
Education member Teresa Williams said
the incident was not fair to the students.
“It’s sad because this belonged to the
students,” she said.
“There’s no way to recapture what
they had Friday night.”
Chapel Hill interim Police Chief
Gregg jarvies said 12 officers were pre
sent, and that the department was mak
ing progress in both investigations.
“In 24 to 48 hours, we should be able
to come up with some definitive sus
pects in the beating,” he said.
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To Fill Classrooms
By Stuart Crampton
In a 1998 commencement address, James
Peacock, director of the Center for International
Studies, reiterated what the late Chancellor Michael
Hooker had been saying for some time.
“Carolina must become international because the
market for education is global,” Peacock told the
class of 1998.
Two years later, the rising numbers of interna
tional students studying in the United States and at
UNC are leading some UNC faculty to repeat what
they’ve been saying for some time: The Southern
Part of Heaven needs to expand its horizons by
recruiting more foreign students.
Boasting an increase of about 100 international
students, this year marks the largest foreign student
enrollment - more than 1,100 - since the first inter
national student was admitted from Japan in 1893.
The rising number of international students at the
University reflects a nationwide trend - there are
presendy about 490,000 foreigners in the United
States on temporary student visas.
Peacock says the need for UNC to “international
ize” is just as strong, especially if UNC aims to
become an “international university.”
“Carolina is so poorly known in other parts of the
world,” Peacock said. “The key is to bring the world
to Carolina by internationalizing on campus, and to
bring Carolina to the world by increasing our pres
According to recent college rankings and data,
UNC is not a top competitor nationally or locally in
attracting international students.
In 1999 the number of international students at
UNC comprised 1 percent of undergraduate enroll
ment and 4 percent of total enrollment. UNC’s per-
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Chapel Hill High School heightened security with metal detectors at
Tuesday's football match after reported violence delayed Friday's game.
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Thursday: Sunny, 73
Friday: Mostly Sunny, 73
Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Student Body President
Brad Matthews says the
October Report shows he
met many campaign goals.
By Stacey Geyer
Student Body President Brad
Matthews released the annual midterm
October Report on Tuesday, which
members of the student executive
branch say outlines the impressive
accomplishments of their administration.
The report, written by Matthews and
various Cabinet officials, cites the estab
lishment of a campus poll site, efforts on
behalf of the $3.1 billion systemwide
higher education bond campaign, the
formation of student focus groups and
work with the upcoming curriculum
review as highlights of the year to date.
Matthews also said the establishment
of a campus calen
dar, which will be
available in spring
2001, should have
been included as a
said he is most
proud of the
than a particular
project detailed in
“The way in
which the group
is working togeth
er is obviously
said he and his staff
are stilt working
on many initiatives.
hard to reflect in a report,” Matthews
Releasing an October report follows
a tradition that Matthews said was start
ed a few years ago by former Student
Body President Aaron Nelson.
The report mentions nearly every
point of Matthews’ spring platform -
but not everything he proposed in his
campaign has been achieved, including
proposals to provide free home Internet
access to off-campus students and to
hire more University housekeepers.
An attempt to have coin-operated
washing machines and driers also was
deemed fiscally impossible.
Matthews said completing other ini
tiatives will require efforts extending
beyond his time in office, citing attempts
to provide free student fares for Chapel
Hill Transit buses, C-TOPS reform and
cooperation with the curriculum review
committee as some examples of long
range administrative goals.
But Lerissa Rentas, student body vice
president, said the achievements to date
See OCTOBER REPORT, Page 5