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Campus Involvement Key to SBP Win
By Jermaine Caldwell
Thinking about running for student body presi
dent next year?
According to past UNC politicos, trying to prede
termine a path to the position will leave you looking
in vain. Most say there is no prewritten ingredient list.
John Dervin, who ran two student body president
campaigns during the mid- 19905, said winning the
race does not require becoming a staple in Suite C
and building a student government resume.
Dervin said the students who become student
body presidents are the ones who are in touch with
student life at UNC. “The reason why they’ve won is
because they know a lot of the campus," he said.
Former Candidates Endorse Young for SBP
By Jenny Fowler
Four of the five student body president
candidates eliminated in last week’s election
have lent their sup
port to candidate
Justin Young in
Former candidates Dustyn Baker, Correy
Campbell, Annie Peirce and Caleb Ritter
endorsed Young, although he and opponent
Eric Johnson both solicited their support.
Men in power have no opinions, but may be had cheap for any opinion, for any purpose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
second UNC student in connection with
vandalism that occurred on Franklin
Street after the North Carolina-Duke
Robert Houston Davenport 111, 18,
turned himself in to police Monday.
Davenport, who lives at 609 Morrison
Residence Hall, is being charged with
one count of felony rioting. He has been
released from police custody in lieu of a
$15,000 unsecured bond.
Where Are They Now?
Former Student Body Presidents (from top)
Nic Heinke, Mo Nathan and Reyna Walters all
say their position gave them the people skills
needed to make it in the real world.
Dervin advises against joining student government
just to climb the ladder to student body president.
“People need to go and learn about the campus. ... It
can’t be that they camp out in Suite C,” he said.
When former Student Body Presidents Mo
Nathan, Reyna Walters and Nic Heinke look back on
their years before the position, they say getting
involved in a wide range of activities helped them
the most- not their time with student government.
Nathan, 1997-98 student body president, was
involved in positions of leadership long before his
term. He worked with the student body secretary,
the Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center, Campus Y
and the Student Fee Audit Committee.
See RESUME, Page 4
All the former candidates who endorsed
Young commented on his personality and his
ability to keep the election scene enjoyable. “I
want to remain active in student government,
and Justin was enjoyable to work with all of
the time,” Peirce said. “He has a great per
sonality and is genuine and fun.”
Baker said she believes Young will work
hard to get different types of students involved
in student government. “Justin will try and
make sure that all who are underrepresented in
student government are ... heard,” Baker said.
Campbell also said he believes Young will
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Police have been using still pho
tographs from television news films
from the scene and pictures taken with a
digital camera by an anonymous infor
mant to identify suspects in the rioting
that resulted in the destruction of Mandy
Guadagnino’s 1997 Honda Accord.
“(Davenport) was one that was visible
from the pictures,” said police spokes
womanjane Cousins. “We’re still inves
involve students in a fun and creative way. “I
like the way he invited the entire campus to
join his campaign,” he said. “He just has such
a good time.”
Ritter said Young’s laid-back and relaxed
approach to his campaign attracted his attention
and won his endorsement “I feel both candi
dates are qualified," Ritter said. “Justin’s per
sonality was one that I would feel more com
fortable talking to.”
Former student body president candidate
Warren Watts did not formally endorse either
Davenport, who could not be
reached for comment Monday, is the
second arrest by Chapel Hill police in
four days for allegedly taking part in the
flipping of a car on on Feb. 1.
UNC student James Auman Haltom,
20, turned himself in Friday to Chapel
Davenport will appear in District
Court in Chapel Hill today, Cousins
said. Haltom will also be in court, but in
By Sara Parsons
The hype is over, the limelight dimmed, the curtain closed.
Former UNC Student Body Presidents Nic Heinke, Reyna
Walters and Mo Nathan passed their torches on long ago.
Now, the three have forged on in the working world, taking
valuable lessons from their experiences into life after graduation.
In the end, all agree their year in office turned out to be much
more than a lofty resume credential, and they advise the future
office holder to view it as such.
Only a year ago, Nic Heinke spoke for students in board meet
ings and lobbied for their issues in Raleigh.
Now, with bachelor’s degrees in political science and econom
ics, the Charlotte native is still lobbying, although the groups and
issues have changed.
Even in his new setting, Heinke said, the most important thing
about his job remains the same - teamwork.
Barely out of his cap and gown after his 1999-2000 term, Heinke
was hired to work for the N.C. Electronic Information Technologies
Association. As part of a five-person team, Heinke lobbies the state
government and pushes the N.C. General Assembly for things like
laptops for public school teachers and computers in rural class
rooms. And he said he could not do it alone. “Success comes from
putting a group of passionate people together,” he said.
Heinke said he considers teamwork the most valuable lesson
taken from his year in Suite C. “I learned to appreciate people and
thank them,” he said. “I learned the importance of vision and artic
ulating an idea and having others help come up with the details.”
While he is no longer backed by student volunteers, Heinke
said shared goals are still important in his current job. “Nothing
brings people together more than their passion,” he said. “This
builds a team more than any other single issue. This is where the
real inspiration and ideas come from.”
Heinke said the education he received from the people sur
rounding him proved to be more important than the title. He
added that the job taught him the skills necessary to work with
those whose opinions sometimes differ from his own.
Heinke’s new co-workers include a variety of people with exten
sive job experience. As some come from as far up as the White
House, Heinke’s own experience might pale in comparison.
“(Being student body president) is an interesting conversation
piece, but it doesn’t build your resume the way you think it might.”
Heinke said he would urge the future president to forget the tide,
find the right people and make a difference. “This is something that
two, three or four years from now only your best friends will remem
ber,” he said. “The important thing is that you got things done.”
Two years ago, Reyna Walters blazed trails as the University’s
first black female student body president.
Throughout her 1998-1999 term, Walters said she stayed focused
on working for what she believed in - primarily promoting higher
education. Since graduation, she has not lost sight of those issues.
After two months of travel in Europe, the political science
degree-holder from Greensboro thrust herself back into the politi
cal arena. Walters took a job in the office of Senate President Pro
Tern Marc Basnight, D-Dare.
She now serves as special assistant for research and policy, field
ing calls and letters from constituents who ask everything from how
to get Medicaid to where the N.C. Scholarship Grant originated.
“I am very fortunate because a lot of the things I have been
interested in for a long time, I still get to do,” she said.
See FORMER, Page 4
Should he capture the post, Young said he
will incorporate some of the other candidates’
ideas into his agenda. “It is a great honor to
have the support of these other candidates
who put forth so much thought and effort into
their campaigns,” Young said.
Young already has expressed interest in
inserting an addendum, suggested by Peirce,
to his Student Empowerment Endowment,
which would donate the student body presi
dent’s stipend to fledgling student projects.
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They also could be brought up on
charges by the Honor Court, which
could result in suspension for a semester
or probation and community service.
Student Attorney General Taylor Lea
has said it is unlikely they would face
expulsion in this situation.
Lea said anything that happens
involving UNC students is subject to
scrutiny by the Honor Court.
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Gov. Mike Easley delivers the State of the State
address Monday night at the Capitol.
Ist State of the
Gov. Mike Easley said he would use lottery
revenues to fund prekindergarten programs
and reduce class sizes for grades K-3.
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
RALEIGH - Gov. Mike Easley faced the entire N.C.
General Assembly for the first time Monday to deliver his State
of the State address and encouraged state officials to continue
to improve education despite the current budget crisis.
Easley entered the packed House Chambers followed
closely by several state senators and stepped to the podium
to face an audience of legislators and state officials.
Before outlining an agenda for his administration, Easley first
harped on the achievements of state officials over the last decade.
He pointed to the success of the rebuilding effort in the wake
of Hurricane Floyd, the quality of the state’s universities and
community colleges, the declining crime rate and significant
improvements in education. “For die first time in recent mem
ory, the rest of the nation is looking at North Carolina as the stan
dard for improvement in education and child care,” Easley said.
But while Easley praised the members of the General
Assembly for their hard work, he also emphasized that now,
more than ever, they must put aside their differences and work
together. “Good government is not about Democrats and
Republicans but about children and families and the citizens
of North Carolina,” Easley said “You have a chance to be
remembered as a group that has brought permanent prosper
ity in North Carolina."
He added that despite North Carolina facing both a budget
deficit and an economic downturn, legislators must still strive
to achieve the goals they had set out to accomplish before the
legislative session. “Any state can make progress in good
times; a great state makes progress in tough times,” Easley
said. “Now is the time for North Carolina to shine.”
Fiscally, times haven’t been this tough in a decade.
The state is faced with a budget shortfall that has grown to
nearly SBOO million - the largest budget deficit since 1991. Easley
once again promised that the budget will be balanced by the end
of the fiscal year. “We’ll have a balanced budget by June 30.
That’s my job, and I will do it,” he said.
Easley also called on lawmakers to continue seeking ways
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Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Chapel Hill police are distributing
fliers with pictures they believe are of
the suspects, which they hope will help
lead to further arrests.
Police also are urging anyone with
any information about the incident to
call Chapel Hill-Carrboro Crime
Stoppers at 942-7515.
The City Editor can be reached