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Robert Shelton speaks at a recent Department
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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
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Fans Pack Carmichael for Midnight Madness
By Bret Strelow
Assistant Sports Editor
“Midnight With Matt and the Tar
Heels” was enjoyable for everyone
' • 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
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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
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
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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
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-
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
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
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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."
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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

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