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Justin Young fields questions at Tuesday's student body president forum,
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No. 1 Tar Heels
Survive at Wake
By Bret Strelow
Senior Writer *
WINSTON-SALEM - Brendan
Haywood stood in the comer of the
his arms wild
ly into the air.
His eyes were
the array of
Wake Forest... .74
camera lenses pointed in his direction,
who had just
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line jumper into the crowd with 35.1
seconds left, began yelling “Not today.
Thanks to a late
defensive surge by
Haywood ended up
Tar Heels limited
Demon Deacons to
four makes in their
last 16 attempts
from the field
Tuesday night and
Coliseum with an
UNC (20-2, 10-0
in the ACC) held
Wake to just one field goal during a 6-
minute, 21-second stretch late in the sec
ond half to overcome a five-point deficit
with 8:08 remaining.
“When our defense needed to lock
Smith Center Seating Plans
Central to CAA Campaigns
By Greg Steffensen
Recent changes in student seating at the Smith
Center have ignited debate between Carolina
Athletic Association president candidates over even
larger changes, including
proposals to add a second
riser section and the future of
Carolina Fever seating.
Candidates Reid Chaney and Michael Songer
agree that this year’s changes have improved the
atmosphere in the Smith Center, but both want to
add more risers under the other basket. About 200
seats would be removed by riser construction.
Unlike the current risers, the new ones would
exclusively affect seats belonging to the
Educational Foundation, an alumni organization
that gives those who contributed to the Smith
Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat.
in, it locked in pretty good,” UNC
coach Matt Doherty said.
Haywood put an exclamation point
on the Tar Heels’ stingy stretch by rac
ing out and rejecting Songaila’s jumper
with UNC clinging to a 74-69 lead.
Haywood finished with four blocks,
13 points and six assists. He also helped
limit Songaila to five points on 2-of-10
“We didn’t make great decisions on
shot selection, and we didn’t make our
shots,” Songaila said.
Wake, which shot 42 percent in the
first half, quit making shots once it took
a 63-58 lead on a 3-point play by
The Tar Heels went on a 14-2 run
during the next 5:01 and limited the
Demon Deacons (15-7, 4-6) to l-of-8
shooting during the
The Tar Heels
the ball inside and
got a combined 10
points in the paint
Kris Lang and
took over offensive
ly at the end of that
run and led the Tar
Heels down the
He scored six of
UNC’s next seven
points after UNC
took a 70-65 lead,
including a 17-foot
jumper from the right baseline over
Wake’s Josh Howard with one second
left on the shot clock to put the Tar
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Center’s construction permanent seats at men’s
basketball games. About 200 alumni would be dis
placed by the construction of new risers, three
times more than were moved for the first risers.
John Cherry, Educational Foundation assistant
executive vice president, said fighting for such propo
sitions is an uphill batde. “We’re going to explore
every option, but it doesn’t look likely,” he said.
Cherry also said that asking the Educational
Foundation to give up more seats is a considerable
demand in light of sacrifices already made. He said
the organization is covering the roughly $500,000
cost of constructing and maintaining the risers.
CAA President Tee Pruitt said additional risers
seem unlikely though not impossible. “I’d give it a 10
percent chance,” he said.
Chaney said he will fight for seats, though he is
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SBP Candidates Face Barrage of Questions
By Elizabeth Parrott
Representatives from the Campus Y
and the Residence Hall Association
fired questions on such issues as Native
ence at UNC
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er union demands to student body pres
ident candidates during a forum
Tuesday night in Gerrard Hall.
Candidates were allowed two minutes
to summarize their platforms, then Rudy
Kleysteuber, co-president of the Campus
Y, and Jessica Marks, co-chairwoman of
staff relations for the RHA, directed
questions to all six candidates present.
The topics addressed included reach-
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UNC guard Joseph Forte (above, 40) goes up for a shot against Wake Forest. Forte finished
with 24 points Tuesday. Ronald Curry (left, 22) tries to evade Wake's Ervin Murray.
Candidates who did not
meet the 5 p.m. Tuesday
deadline will not appear on
the official election ballot.
By Scott Brittain
The candidates hoping to be on the
path to a position within student gov
ernment moved one step closer to
Election Day on Tuesday.
The petitions for anyone wanting
inclusion on the Feb. 13 ballot were due at
5 p.m. Tuesday to the Board of Elections.
According to preliminary, unofficial
ing out to on-campus students, Native
American issues, housekeeper griev
ances, construction hassles and each
candidate’s definition of social justice.
The candidates expressed ideas on
how, as student body president, they
could make campus safer, more acces
sible and better able to accommodate
the needs of students.
Candidate Dustyn Baker said her
work with minority student recruitment
would aid in her ability to recruit Native
American students. A tool to accomplish
this is to offer Native American studies
as a minor.
“I want to try to represent the diverse
student needs,” she said.
Candidate Annie Peirce agreed, say
ing she plans to work on offering Native
tallies from the
dates for student
are Dustyn Baker, Correy Campbell, Eric
Johnson, Annie Peirce, Caleb Ritter,
Warren Watts and Justin Young.
David Cooper, the sole candidate for
Resident Hall Association president,
also submitted his petition.
Those students who are still in the run
ning for the post of Carolina Athletic
Association president are Reid Chaney
and Michael Songer. Stanley Olshefski
See PETITIONS, Page 5
American studies as a major and minor
and create monthly forums in which stu
dents could discuss minority issues.
Candidate Justin Young said he wants
“a student government that works for
He discussed plans to reach out to
students living on campus by addressing
the issue of construction. “I will work to
ensure student convenience, student
safety and environmental protection.”
In an attempt to ease the strain of
construction on students, candidate
Correy Campbell said he will create a
group of student representatives to work
with officials in determining the best
detours and the best hours to work.
All candidates agreed that the house
keeper union demands should be met.
Candidates talked about self-segregation,
the underrepresentation of minorities on
campus and the black cultural center.
By Stacey Geyer
Members of the UNC community have long grappled with
defining the status of race relations on a campus that possess
es the dual legacy of being both the oldest public university in
the nation and a traditionally Southern institution.
Because student body president candidates are in the posi
tion to become the representative of a diverse campus popu
lation, they also are having to assess the racial climate.
“That’s always a real tough question, and it’s always an
opinion,” said Archie Ervin, director of the Office of Minority
“But I think that this environment is no worse or better than
society as a whole.
“On the other hand, there is more discussion, focus and
attention placed on inclusiveness than you would see outside
of a college campus.”
A firestorm of conversation and controversy over race rela-
tions erupted in 1996 when the
Black Student Movement
expressed support for a free
standing Sonja H. Stone Black
Cultural Center among its 22
requests submitted to the late
Chancellor Michael Hooker.
An alumnus’ gift of $26 mil
lion to the University in
September 1999 ensured funding
for the building, bringing the
highly contested center closer to
And all seven student body
president candidates agreed that
the building deserves a place on
campus, but some said only if it
Few offered details about what the center’s specific function
on campus should be once it is built
But the candidates’ differing opinions on the status of race
relations and the best way to address them highlights this
■ Candidate Justin Young plans to work with the Office of
Minority Affairs and administration to help bolster race rela
Young said students also must make the effort in their daily
“We need to move out of our boxes and move out of our
comfort zones,” Young said.
“That’s what the college experience is about”
■ Candidate Warren Watts said forums are helpful in facil
itating discussion of race relations on campus.
“I think myself, being African-American, would gready
help with intermingling.”
II Candidate Eric Johnson said maintaining good dialogue
on the issue was important.
In addition, Johnson wants to create events that would
bring together students of different ethnic backgrounds for a
He used the example of a Habitat for Humanity service day
in which a traditionally white fraternity and a traditionally
black fraternity could work together. “I think to really look at
race relations is to take a look at self-segregation."
■ Candidate Correy Campbell said he wants to establish a
Spring Fling that would bring people of different races togeth
er in a casual and fun atmosphere.
Campbell said he does not feel that campus multicultural
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Candidate Warren Watts, who said he
is troubled that hardworking house
keepers are paid so little, focused on
ideas to ease their workload.
“I think it is very important we have
more days of campus cleanup to help
out the housekeepers,” he said.
When asked what he would do to
work for women’s safety on campus, can
didate Eric Johnson said he plans to pro
vide 911 cell phones that are the equiva
lent of an emergency call box to check
out free for the duration of one year.
He also plans to set up a student
group to address the issue of women’s
body image and eating disorders.
Each candidate also gave a definition
See FORUM, Page 5
This week, The Daily Tar Heel
examines five issues picked by
the student body that need
student government attention.
Today —Race Relations
Friday— Honor Court