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CM President Saga Ends With Chaney Win
By Scott Britoin
After more than five weeks of cam
paigning and Board of Elections inves
tigations, the race for Carolina Athletic
Association president came to a close in
the re-election Tuesday.
Reid Chaney was declared the win-
1,558 of the
2,994 votes cast, while Songer fell short
with 1,366 votes.
“We’re so excited," Chaney said.
“We started out being the underdog
with just a small network of friends, and
we really had to gain support from peo
When Board of Elections Chairman
Jeremy Tuchmayer announced the elec
tion results, Chaney first jumped up and
embraced his campaign staff before
extending a handshake to his opponent.
Chaney gave credit for his victory to
his staff and campaign workers who
helped him in the race. “Jon Kanipe was
the best campaign manager ever,”
Chaney said. “Everyone was a big
While the celebratory hugs and con
gratulations were passed around the
Chaney camp, there was a solemn
atmosphere among Songer’s supporters.
“Tm really disappointed,” Songer
said. “I think we had a lot of great ideas,
and it’s unfortunate that they won’t be
Songer said he is not sure if he will
have a future with CAA. “We’ll have to
see what happens,” Songer said. “I’m
not prepared to make that decision
Moeser Says Honor Court Needs Serious Discussion
Chairwoman of Faculty Council Sue
Estroff said academic and student
conduct cases should be handled
differently in the Honor Court.
By Stephanie Horvath
A group of about 60 students, faculty members,
and administrators aired concerns and ideas about
the Honor Court on Tuesday night, including fac
ulty involvement, communication and the structure
of defense and investigative counsels.
The forum, organized by the Student Advisory
Committee to the Chancellor, was moderated by
Chancellor James Moeser and Faculty Council
Chairwoman Sue Estroff.
Moeser opened the discussion by saying the
Honor Court is a great asset to the University but
that its role at UNC needed to be evaluated.
“I think there are some serious questions to be
asked about (the Honor Court),” he said. “I think
the purpose of this forum is to hear from students
and faculty - is this working? Does the Honor
Court work in the year 2001 ?”
SEJ Meets With Moeser,
Shares Labor Concerns
In their meeting with the
chancellor, group members
focused on UNC's contract
with Nike and on the FLA.
By Noelle Hutchins
Representatives from Students for
Economic Justice made their way onto
Chancellor James Moeser’s tight sched
ule Tuesday to discuss their concerns
about UNC’s contract with Nike Corp.
During the amicable conversation,
Songer believes his unpopular plat
form proposal of taking away Carolina
Fever’s allotted basketball seating bloc
was one of the reasons for his loss. “I
clearly think our stance on Fever hurt us
a lot,” Songer said. “In the end, there
was just one special interest group out
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Estroff brought up the idea of having more facul
ty involved in the Honor Court, perhaps even having
a faculty judge preside over a student jury, and sepa
rating academic cases from student conduct cases.
“There is one group of people on this campus that
gives grades - that’s the faculty,” she said. “(The
Honor Court), in order to work, has to be shared.”
Student Attorney General Taylor Lea said she
does not think the two types of cases should be han
dled separately because she said they affect the
University community equally. She said while she
welcomes more faculty involvement, it is unlikely to
happen as shown by the faculty’s lack of interest in
the past. “We can barely get faculty to sit on (appeals
board) meetings,” Lea said. “The current level of fac
ulty involvement is so low I think it’s ludicrous to
assume they would sit in on original hearings.”
The issue of trust between the faculty and the
Honor Court also was brought to light “I think many
faculty lack confidence in the honor system,” said
Pamela Conover, a panelist and political science pro
fessor. “Not so much lacking confidence in the stu
dents themselves but lacking confidence in the
Honor Court process. I think it’s frustrating for fac
ulty to start the process and then have it dismissed for
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the representatives broached the topics
of the alleged poor working conditions
in a Mexican factory, the University’s
membership with independent moni
toring groups and the possibility of
adding more stringent standards to
UNC’s labor code of conduct.
SEJ representatives introduced their
concerns with a detailed agenda. It
included proposals for Nike to provide
a representative at the Kukdong factory,
eliminate UNC’s membership with the
Fair Labor Association and add teeth to
the labor code.
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The first election held two weeks ago
originally called for a runoff election,
but Chaney was then declared the win
ner after the Board of Elections invali
dated 27 write-in votes.
Songer then sought help from the
Board of Elections, saying he was
unable to win because of a slanderous e
mail that was sent to thousands of stu
dents the night before the election.
Another e-mail surfaced that linked
the e-mail to Chaney’s campaign, but
the Board of Elections ruled that it was
The board chose to take no action
against either campaign and ruled to let
the re-election continue.
Songer said he was still displeased
with the sending of the original e-mail
on the eve of the first vote. “It’s really
unfortunate that our opponents sent out
that vicious e-mail the night before the
election," Songer said.
Officials on the Chaney campaign
said they too were angered by the e
mail that caused so many problems.
“I am completely baffled and dis
gusted as to why anyone would send
that e-mail for the first election,” Kanipe
said. “We would never do such a horri
ble thing. I’m exalted that we won. It’s
been such a long road and now it’s final
Chaney said one of his main goals
will be to change the current system of
men’s basketball ticket distribution.
“With the current system, bracelets are
only given out on Wednesday and
Thursday, and this isn’t convenient for
everyone,” Chaney said. “We will dis
tribute tickets in the Pit and will draw
and announce the number there on
Chancellor James Moeser listens to students during an Honor Court forum Tuesday.
Students asked Moeser and others questions regarding hearing improvements.
UNC Hires New Greek Director
Jay Anhorn will begin his
job of advising UNC's 49
fraternities and sororities
when he starts March 7.
By Rachel Clarke
Campus sororities and fraternities
have anew director of Greek affairs to
turn to for advice on rush week, safety
and organization between the groups.
Jay Anhorn, assistant director of stu
dent activities at Coastal Carolina
University, will begin working as direc
tor of Greek affairs March 7.
The position became vacant in
CAA President-elect Reid Chaney (above) basks in the glow of victory after his narrow win against
Michael Songer. In an election shrouded in controversy, Chaney won by a margin of 192 votes out of a total
of 2,994 cast. Michael Songer (left) reacts to his loss as Chaney and friends celebrate his win.
Friday. We’ve already gotten prelimi
Chaney said he also wants to
improve students’ views of the CAA
because doubt recently has been cast
over the organization with scandals
involving ticket distribution and internal
October after for
mer Director of
Greek Affairs Ron
Nelson will contin
ue working until
March 9, so he
and Anhorn will
have three days to
Nelson will be
leaving to take a
new job as the
of the Chapel Hill-
will work with
Jay Anhorn for three
days before taking
Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.
Associate Vice Chancellor Cindy
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“It would be misleading if we said
these past few weeks have not cast a
shadow over the CAA, but we intend to
change that,” Chaney said. He plans on
incorporating new faces with the old
ones and taking the organization back to
a level of high respectability.
Chaney said he was pleased with the
Wolf Johnson, who headed the search
committee, said the search was very dif
ficult because she had very specific qual
ities she was looking for in the candi
dates. “We were looking for somebody
who could work extra well with students
and with a good understanding of Greek
Wolf Johnson said the decision was
made about two weeks ago.
Katie McMahon, the president of Pi
Beta Phi, also said she will look for cer
tain characteristics in the new director.
She said the Greek community needs
“someone who’s very open to sugges
tions and someone who has strong com
munication with all the presidents.”
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margin of victory and that he feels that
this adds credence to his win in the first
“It really means a lot to us to capture
this thing again.”
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Class officers feel Stuart
Scott, a UNC alumnus, will
inspire students with his
energetic style and success.
By Mandy Melton
University officials announced
Monday that seniors and graduation
guests will be entertained by the remarks
of ESPN Sports Center anchor Stuart
Scott at the May
Ducker said the
officers set their
sights on Scott
who would ener
gize the festivities.
“Scott is very
speakers of recent
years,” she said.
“The senior class
made it clear that
Sports Center anchor
will give the 2001
speech in May.
this was what they wanted and needed
Scott is no stranger to the Tar Heel
lifestyle. He graduated from UNC in
1987 with a bachelor’s degree in com
Senior Class Vice President
Sherilynn Black said she was overjoyed
to have Scott speak at graduation.
“The fact that he is a Carolina grad
uate is great,” she said. “He is a fine
example of someone who has actually
gone off and succeeded in a very com-
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