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SBP Candidates Fire Off Ist Shots
The Young Democrats, who
co-hosted the forum with
the College Republicans,
endorsed Justin Young.
By Joe Sullivan
A Monday night forum provided
nearly 100 students the chance to hear
for student body
sent their cam-
paign platforms and voice their opinions
on several heated topics such as the
appropriation of student activities funds
You could say dairy
farming is in Bob
His grandfather had
some of the first
registered Holstein cows in the United States. His father was a past
president of the National Holstein Association. His farm, Maple View
Farm, has been in Orange County since 1963, when the family left
Some of Nutter's 300 cows peer out from their corral. His farm is
now the only dairy farm in North Carolina that bottles its own milk.
Duke Considers Mandatory Computer Program
By Michael Handy
In an effort to integrate technology into the
classroom, Duke University is considering
implementing a program similar to UNC’s
Carolina Computing Initiative.
Duke News Service representative
Geoffrey Mock said school administrators are
looking into the possibility of requiring all stu
dents to purchase computers.
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and UNC’s involvement with the
United States Students’ Association.
But this was the first time students saw
the candidates publicly confronting one
another since campaign season kicked off
Tuesday. The debate, held in Bingham
Hall, was sponsored by the College
Republicans and the Young Democrats.
The Young Democrats declared their
endorsement of Justin Young following
the forum. The College Republicans
typically do not endorse candidates.
Candidates were given two minutes
to introduce themselves and present the
issues most important to them. A panel
of four members, two from both spon
soring groups, posed questions to the
candidates on several topics.
One of the main points of contention
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Bob Nutter walks through his new store, which sells his farm's milk and ice cream.
His daughter Muffin Brosig manages the store and son Roger Nutter manages the milk-bottling operation.
Under the proposal, all undergraduate stu
dents would have to own a computer by fall
2002. Mock said this exploration is part of the
school’s Five-Year Plan, which seeks to
address the technological needs of the catn
pus. “(The Five-Year Plan) is an overall review
of technological issues on campus,” he said.
But Mock said the program is in its early
stage. He said the school has issues to exam
ine before any decisions are finalized.
Duke Provost Peter Lange, along with offi
University officials look at new
policies regarding mass e-mails.
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
was Young’s idea for the Student
Empowerment Endowment, in which he
vowed to take the $2,000 stipend offered
to the student body president and redi
rect the money toward students. In his
plan, any group that needs funds to cre
ate anew campus organization can apply.
Several candidates openly attacked
this plan, stating that such a financial
sacrifice would set an unfair precedent
for future elections. They argued that
candidates unable to sacrifice the pay
because of financial needs would be
unable to run for office.
Following the forum, controversy
arose about a flier by Young’s campaign,
which insinuates that Ericjohnson’s plat
form is identical to Young’s, whose was
released several days before Johnson’s.
the farm in Maine.
So when he says farming is his life, he’s not
On a cool, bright Saturday, Nutter
explained in his Southern
drawl, still tinged with
Maine undertones, how
Maple View Farm has sur-
vived and why times have changed for farm
ers in Orange County.
Sunrise to Sunset
The last winter Nutter spent farming in
Maine, it snowed 46 inches between
Christmas and New Year’s Day. Nutter made
the decision to move the operation to Orange
County in 1963, he said, where the warmer
weather has made a significant difference in
“I was the fifth generation to farm on the
cials in the Office of Information Technology,
plan to spend the next 18 months looking into
problems with the plan.
These issues include the costs associated
with mandating all students to own comput
ers and the need for a technical support team.
Duke Student Body President Jordan
Bazinsky said requiring students to purchase
laptops is a start in making modem technol
ogy a bigger part of the students’ education.
But Bazinsky cautioned that many issues
Tim Nelson, Johnson’s campaign
manager, responded to the allegations.
“Our campaign is trying to stay positive
throughout this election season, and it’s
disappointing that the Young campaign
would resort to negativity,” he said.
Nelson added that the issues in ques
tion, such as opposition to tuition
increases and increasing safety on cam
pus, are topics included in almost every
other candidate’s campaign.
Another important issue was affirma
tive action. All candidates supported this
issue, and several challenged University
officials to expand upon the definition of
minority. Dustyn Baker stated that she
would actively encourage the University
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farm in Maine that we left, and I got tired of
those long, cold winters,” he said. “I decided
that it would be easier to operate further south
where there wasn’t so much cold and snow and
so forth - it is a lot less labor-intensive for milk
ing cows here than it was in Maine."
Despite warmer weather, daily life on the
farm isn’t much different than it was in Maine.
It still means feeding the cows at 4 a.m., fol
lowed by their morning milking.
“We milk 120 cows two times a day, at 4 in
the morning and 4 in the evening,” he said.
“The milking takes about three hours ... the
By Ginny Sciabbarrasi
But Nutter, who is in what he calls semi
retirement, takes care of the afternoon feeding
of the new calves, which are bom year-round
on the farm.
“Our goal is for a cow to have a calf once a
year, and she milks for 10 months, has two
months’ rest period and then has another calf,”
he said. “We need milk all year round, so we
have calves being bom all year round.”
The farm hosts visitors throughout the year
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still need to be worked through. “(Requiring
students to buy computers) is a good step
toward working on a push toward integrating
technology into the classrooms,” he said.
Bazinsky said students have different needs
and might not require the same laptop model.
Duke is not alone in its plans to require stu
dents to purchase computers.
Nearly 10 percent of the nation’s colleges
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Student body president candidates debated Monday night at a forum
hosted by the Campus Republicans and the Young Democrats.
herdsman goes home for
breakfast around 7 ... and
then comes back to start the
feeding of the dry cows.”
Today: Showers, 62
Wednesday: Cloudy, 60
Thursday: Showers, 59
Tuesday, January 30, 2001
To Tight Budgets
Title VI of the Student Government General
Elections Laws states that failure to adhere
to spending caps can disqualify a candidate.
By Noelle Hutchins
Amid the hustle and bustle of student elections campaigns,
some voters might not realize the financial measures taken to
win their votes.
Running for a student body office is not as simple - or as
cheap -as it sometimes seems.
According to Board of Elections rules,
every candidate is limited by money
caps. Candidates for student body and
Carolina Athletic Association presidents
are allowed the heftiest budgets, with SSOO limits.
According to Tide VI of the Student Government General
Elections Laws, failure to adhere to this policy will disqualify
candidates from the elections process.
“The maximum amount of money that candidates can use
was determined by Student Congress some years ago, accord
ing to the population size of the voters and other factors,” said
Board of Elections Chairman Jeremy Tuchmayer.
Tuchmayer said the Honor Code plays a big part in the
elections process. After elections, candidates must provide a
detailed financial report and submit receipts from all expen
ditures used to fund their campaigns.
If their expenditures exceed 105 percent of their campaign
limit - in this case, SSOO - candidates will be disqualified from
their races and could be charged with punitive fines.
The Board of Ejections and the public eye are responsible
for monitoring campaigns. After the election, candidates and
students have the right to request and question the total
expenses of each candidate.
Most candidates spend money on fliers, posters, banners,
photocopies, buttons and other propaganda. Student body pres
ident candidate Annie Peirce has used her money to fund ban
ners, posters and other things to get her name out to the public.
“I agree that money is important to the campaign because
your name has to be out there to be considered realistically,”
she said. “However, the rest is up to you."
Student body president candidate Eric Johnson also said
money can have a strong impact on voters. “Money is an issue
for a campaign. It is a tremendous advantage because campaign
materials, such as buttons and things, are going to take money.”
But some candidates find that money to fund their campaigns
is hard to come by - especially if it is from their own pockets.
Student body president candidate Correy Campbell has spent
only S3O on his total campaign because he thinks posters and fly
ers are superficial and do not define the overall candidate. He
says his campaign is “not a lot of the hype, just a lot of heart.”
Other candidates express concern that money can be a lim
itation for effective campaigns and have explored other alter
natives to reach voters.
Student body president candidate Caleb Ritter said he
already has spent S2OO out of his own pocket on paint, banners,
buttons, staples and other materials, but he added that the SSOO
cap puts those under financial restrictions at a disadvantage.
“I can’t do as much as I would like to,” he said. “The peo
ple that do have a lot of money can have better quality things
to reach out to their voters.”
Matt Jones, campaign manager for student body president
candidate Justin Young, said their campaign has posted a Web
site, which has allowed Young to save money.
“We have spent half of the money already, but we have online
media,” Jones said. “Thousands of hits on the Web site have been
made by students, and it has been an easy way for us to reach
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