Maher or Less PI visits N.C. State. See Page 3 me lailu (Tar Heel www.dail' heel.com PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL BARNES Robert Shelton speaks at a recent Department of Energy Demonstration Day in Oakland, Calif. .Local | Activists Global! Goals Conference Draws Students to Address Social Justice Issues Bv Daniel Thigpen Staff Writer Activists from Chapel Hill and across the country congre gated at UNC during die weekend to raise awareness of societal issues and demand fair practices from corporations worldwide. Students United for a Responsible Global Environment, a national net work of community and student activists, gathered for their second annual international conference Friday through Sunday, generating a weekend of enthusiasm for activism. The weekend consisted of guest speakers, 55 issue- and action-based workshops, a free concert and a film festival. “Ain’t no power like the power of the people, ’cause the power of the people don’t stop,” chanted SURGE coordinators at Friday’s See PURPOSE, Page 5 Fans Pack Carmichael for Midnight Madness By Bret Strelow Assistant Sports Editor “Midnight With Matt and the Tar Heels” was enjoyable for everyone involved. ' • The crowd at Carmichael Auditorium. The North Carolina men’s basketball team. And especially Matt. ' North Carolina rang in the new bas ketball year on Friday night -and Saturday morning -with a variety of con tests and activities to excite Tar Heel fans. •; Those fans also got to see new coach iMatt Doherty dust off his playing skills. ' “I thought things went great, from my perspective,” Doherty said. “I won the 3- point shooting contest, I won the three on-three contest, so selfishly, I had a good night. And I didn’t turn an ankle or anything like that." Doherty drew a standing ovation from a capacity crowd as he walked out to the court a few minutes before 11 p.m. The UNC volleyball team’s match against Wake Forest earlier in the night Why should we be cowed by the name Action? ...To think is to act. Ralph Waldo Emerson im® - BOG Approves Finance Chief, Provost By Elizabeth Breyer Assistant University Editor The University’s searches for two of its highest ranking officials have officially ended. The Board of Governors approved Robert Shelton for the position of provost and exec utive vice chancellor and Nancy Suttenfield for the post of vice chancellor for finance and administration at its meeting Friday. Shelton, who will assume the position Feb. 1 and be paid $234,190 annually, is the vice provost for research in the University of California Office of the President Suttenfield, who will take office Nov. 20 and be paid $235,000, is Case Western Reserve University’s vice president for finance and administration. “It’s really nice to see our leadership team taking form,” said Student Body President Brad Matthews. “They will both be great additions to the University.” Shelton’s appointment marks the end of a UIH/MIKE MESSIER Undying, a metal band from Raleigh, performs at SURGE’S benefit concert Saturday night. Jason Tompkins (below) of the University of Florida participated in a women's rights march Sunday. UNC Students Not Only Attendees At Conference See Page 5 drew 7,442 fans, most of whom came early to assure themselves a seat for the basketball activities. The fans got to see the new face Doherty is putting on North Carolina basketball. Doherty didn’t look like a player 16 years removed as he wore the new team warm-ups and shoes. Doherty said he looked for former coach Dean Smith at the scorer’s table. Smith used to sit there during the team’s annual Blue-White games in Carmichael. With no Smith in sight, Doherty realized the team is actually his to lead. “When I walked in and saw the crowd, it really hit home that I am now the head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina,” Doherty said. Doherty and his coaching staff took the court for a three-on-three game against a team of students that included former UNC junior varsity player Jau’Ron Hayes. Doherty scored seven points, and the coaching staff held on for a 14-13 win. Doherty scored the game’s final two points and then called for his team to Diva Delight UNC Loreleis stop the show with their percussive vocals and signature flair. See Page 2 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 national search process that began when Chancellor James Moeser came to UNC. Shelton’s name was the only one submitted to the Board ofTrustees by the Provost Search Committee and required review by Moeser and the BOT before being forwarded to the BOG for the final seal of approval. Suttenfield was approved by the Board of Trustees at its Sept. 28 meeting, but Shelton’s appointment was approved by a recent mail ballot sent to the trustees. “The timing for Ms. Suttenfield’s appoint ment coincided most direcdy with the trustee meeting," said Nancy Davis, associate vice chan cellor for University relations. “The next trustee meeting wasn’t until November, and (the BOT) wanted to get Shelton approved before that” Members of the University community expressed their pleasure with the approval of Shelton. “I think he’s going to be an excellent provost,” said Sue Estroff, chairwoman of the Faculty Council. “He has a lot of experience Attendees Learn Methods For More Effective Protests By Stephanie Horvath Staff Writer Classes were in session this week end at UNC -but none of those that took place can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Fifty-five workshops, ranging from “Civil Disobedience and the Effects of Arrest” to “Activist Poetry and Prose,” were offered as part of the second DTH/AUDREY BARRETT run the “Four Comers” offense. But Doherty turned the ball over in the closing seconds. Hayes stole an errant Doherty pass, dribbled to the bas ket from the top of the key and went up for a game-tying dunk. But Hayes’ attempt clanged off the rim. “I almost cost us the game,” Doherty said. “Fortunately, he missed the dunk.” Doherty didn’t shy away from throw ing an occasional elbow, and he even complained to a referee during one play that Hayes was pushing off on offense. UNC forward Kris Lang said he liked Doherty’s intense style of play. “He’s like one of us, and we love that,” Lang said. “He plays with a lot of intensity, as you saw out there. He was giving some cheap shots.” The real intrasquad scrimmage was much less physical. Brendan Haywood helped the White team beat the Blue 55-28. Brian Morrison excited the crowd with an off-the-backboard-pass to Orlando Melendez, who threw home a two-handed dunk. Haywood had eight with university-level and system-level work.” As provost, Shelton will serve as chief aca demic officer for the university and oversee all academic operations, including University libraries and ail educational centers on cam pus. Deans of UNC’s 13 colleges and schools will also report to him. Shelton will also fill the role of executive vice chancellor, requiring him to serve as the chief operating and administrative officer, while also acting as the University’s primary spokesman. Joanne Marshall, dean of the School of Information and Library Science, said she is thrilled about the prospect of working with Shelton. “I think he has wonderful experience to bring to UNC,” she said. “He has an excel lent understanding of the issues facing a research university and is very sensitive to the needs of students.” Moeser earlier told The Daily Tar Heel that he was hoping to name a physical scientist to the post -and that Shelton, a former chair- Students United for Responsible Global Environment international conference. “Most of them deal with any global topic we could think of," said sophomore Craig Owen, a SURGE member. Nearly 200 people attended work shops Saturday and Sunday that focused on political activism and pro- See WORKSHOPS, Page 5 dunks en route to 21 points. “Brendan has probably been the hardest worker, and everyone’s worked hard in the preseason conditioning,” Doherty said. In addition to Morrison, the crowd also got its first look at freshman point guard Adam Boone. Each time Boone made a noteworthy play, the crowd, much they way it cheers for UNC linebacker Brandon Spoon, would yell “Booone.” Such newfound intensity is just what Doherty will be looking for this season. And many fans are willing to oblige. Chris Harbinson, a student at Appalachian State, decided to spend part of his Fall Break in Chapel Hill just so he could see the new-look Tar Heels. “I hope it’s going to be a whole lot higher of an intensity on the court and in the stands,” Harbinson said. “I hope the players get hyped about the crowd get ting hyped.” The Sports Editor can be reached email@example.com. <& N.C. Voters Can Cast Early Ballots Starting Today Satellite voting sites, which allow registered voters to cast a ballot before Election Day, will open today on UNC-system campuses. By Ben DeSantis Staff Writer Bepning toduy, N .C. voters ca\ e**. lot Nov. 7 election at one of 52 satellite polling sites across the state as part of anew program aimed at improving voter turnout UNC-Chapel Hill’s satellite poll site at Morehead Planetarium - open to registered Orange County voters - will operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Nov. 3. Head basketball coach Matt Doherty and head football coach Carl Torbush are scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. to cast the first votes at the site. The polls will allow all registered N.C. voters to cast ballots at the satellite polling place in the county in which they are registered during the next three weeks, mitigating the need for absentee ballots. Voters in counties without satellite poll sites can cast ballots at the county board of elections office. Higher education bond proponents say the new voting pro gram- dubbed No Excuse Voting - will encourage students to vote for the university bond referendum. “This really makes it easier for students to vote," said Aaron Nelson, the University’s local relations coordinator. The $3.1 billion bond package would fund capital needs on the state’s public university and community college campuses. No Excuse Voting is opening satellite polling sites on or near all 16 UNC-system campuses and several community college campuses. Kickoff festivities are planned at other campuses including UNC-Greensboro and N.C. Central University. Brad Matthews, UNC-CH student body president, and Harold Pettigrew, N.C. State University student body presi dent, both said they hope efforts to increase voter registration translate into increased voter turnout. Nearly 4,000 students See POLLS, Page 5 J| w •■ \Wmp vH|->' - v uiyi# DTH/MILLER PEARSALL UNC men's basketball coach Matt Doherty drives to the basket during a three-on-three game at" Midnight With Matt and the Tar Heels." October? Today: Partly Cloudy, 79 Tuesday: Cloudy, 77 Wednesday: Cloudy, 76 Monday, October 16, 2000 man of the UC-Davis physics department, fit that bill. Estroff said that reasoning makes her glad Shelton was picked. “It will be a bit different for us because he’s a basic scientist - it will be very positive for people in the basic sciences,” she said. “He will be a good partner for the chancellor.” Although Marshall represents a school out side the realm of science, she said she is con fident Shelton will address her needs as well. “He is aware of the complexities in a research university and the many interest groups and is a very balanced person.” Estroff also served as a member of the search committee that chose Suttenfield. “She is very self-possessed, and has enormous experience in the public sector,” Estroff said. “She knows her stuff but doesn’t take up a lot of space, she lis tens but is not shy.” The University Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.