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Demonstrators Storm Campus,
Protest Racism at University
By Jenny Fowler
More than 80 participants of the On the Wake
of Emancipation Campaign lined up in the Pit on
Monday to protest the mistreatment of minority
students, faculty and
staff on UNC’s campus.
were dressed head-to
toe in black clothing,
congregated in the Pit
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just before noon and prepared their procession
toward Saunders Hall and their final destina
tion, South Building, as onlookers observed the
crowd of demonstrators with curious eyes.
Monday’s protest coincided with The Daily
Tar Heel’s decision to run a column by David
Of CM Bill
Signed Into Law
Congress members voted 16-2 to approve
the bill, which gives Congress the power
to approve CAA officer appointments.
By Kim Minugh
In the waning hours of his administration, Student Body
President Brad Matthews signed a bill Monday night finalizing
the 82nd Student Congress’ recent attempts to place the Carolina
Athletic Association under the oversight of future Congresses.
Congress members, whose terms end today along with
Matthews’, met in a special session Monday to vote on die bill
recendy revised by Matthews and Sarah Marks, the chair
woman of Congress’ Rules and Judiciary Committee and the
original author of the bill.
The bill passed with a 16-2 vote, with graduate student
Gregory Wahl and sophomore Carey Richter dissenting.
Congress voted 17-1 last week to pass the bill in its origi
nal form, but Matthews refused to sign it because of logisti
The revised bill gives Congress the power to approve the
CAA president’s officer appointments - starting with CAA
President-elect Reid Chaney’s vice president, secretary and
treasurer. “I feel in the interest of beginning this more open sys
tem of accountability (within the CAA) it might as well start
now,” Matthews said. Matthews, Bell and Marks met Friday to
discuss changes needed to avoid a presidential veto. “I wrote
the original bill,” Marks told Congress on Monday. “This one
comes from me also and comes with my full support.”
The bill also mandates that the starting numbers for ticket
distributions be chosen in public; that bracelet number ranges
be published; and that public records be kept of every ticket
given to CAA Cabinet members, Carolina Fever members or
any other student officials or organizations.
Matthews also presented Congress with a Memorandum of
Agreement between the Department of Athletics and the student
body. Signed by Matthews, CAA President Tee Pruitt and
Director of Athletics Dick Baddour, it outlines the relationship
between the involved parties and the ticket distribution policy.
The Ticket Office manager now will be required to submit a
report to the adiletic director with the date of the distribution,
the list of games to which tickets were distributed, the range of
bracelets distributed, any numbers drawn in lotteries, and the
amount of tickets given to the CAA and to Fever. The report
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Women Increasingly Pursue Law Degrees; UNC Ahead of Trend
By Kara Eide
The UNC School of Law is riding a
nationwide trend of women beginning
to constitute a majority of law school stu
And some law students and profes
sors say the demographic shift is creat
ing noticeable changes in the classroom
and in the courts.
The number of women admitted to
UNC’s law school has been more than
50 percent during three of the last four
years, said law school Dean Gene
Horowitz, creator of the controversial adver
tisement titled “Ten Reasons Why Reparations
for Slavery Is a Bad Idea -and Racist Too.”
Horowitz sent the advertisement to newspa
pers across the country late last month. Protests
erupted at several campuses nationwide that
chose to run the ad, including Duke University.
When Duke’s campus newspaper, The
Chronicle, ran the advertisement March 19,
more than 100 students packed a campus
lounge seeking to air complaints to The
Chronicle’s staff and campus administrators.
Horowitz’s column in the DTH, which
expressed ideas similar to those in the advertise
ment, prompted protest about institutional racism
at UNC, including underpaid housekeepers and
a lack of funding for the Office of Minority Affairs.
OWEC spokeswoman Monique Hall said the
Nichol. Women first became the major
ity of admitted students in 1997.
“It indicates that a lot of talented
women are interested in becoming
lawyers, and I think it will change the
culture of the workplace,” Nichol said.
“Women are just a little smarter than
According to The New York Times,
the proportion of female law students
nationwide has been steadily increasing
from 10 percent in 1970. This year, 49.4
percent of law students are women, and
next year that proportion is expected to
break the 50 percent mark.
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Slogan of the Free Speech Movement, 1964
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
protest was not restricted to freedom of speech or
Horowitz point of view. “The Horowitz article
was more of a final straw," Hall said. “It pulled
the nerve of the numerous issues we’ve had on
this campus that attack students of color.”
Many students not involved in OWEC also
have been following the Horowitz controversy.
Freshman Josh Huxford, who watched the Pit
protest Monday, said he wants to hear all sides
of the debate. “I think to be able to argue, you
have to know the other side,” he said. “The
reparations idea is absurd, but I know my side
... I want to know what the other side is doing.”
Some OWEC members said the DTH
should not have run anything by Horowitz.
“There are many manifestations of racism on
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Matthews Looks Back
Student Body President
Brad Matthews' term
will end tonight at an
By Brook Corwin
' Senior Brad Matthews~cTs]ssrts
from the office of student body
president today, leaving his
administration and accomplish
ments to memory.
And Matthews says he doesn’t
care if they’re forgotten.
As he hands over the reins of
Suite C to junior Justin Young,
Matthews said the greatest
achievements of his term will be
defined by the success of student
government in the future -and
won’t be directly attributed to his
“I don’t expect to be remem
bered at all,” he said. “That’s not
the point. Making changes that
are lasting is what it’s all about,
and we’ve left this place a little
better than when we got here.”
Matthews said internal
changes within the structure of
student government have created
a stronger office, citing the cre
ation of a database to organize
and direct about 250 committee
appointments that the student
body president makes each year.
“Those committees are the
most important thing we do, and
no one notices that,” he said.
“The Board of Trustees rarely
overturns their recommenda
But throughout the year, disor
ganization among those commit
tees, along with bureaucratic red
tape and lack of administrative
support on certain issues, pre
vented him from completing all
But UNC’s law school is slightly
ahead of the trend.
Victoria Taylor-Carter, assistant dean
of admissions at UNC’s law school, said
the entering class of 2000 was 52 per
cent female. Taylor-Carter said it was
difficult to predict next fall’s female-to
male ratio but that it would likely
remain constant or increase slightly.
Both students and faculty said they
are cognizant of the growing female
presence at the UNC School of Law.
Law Professor Elizabeth Gibson grad
uated from the UNC School of Law in
1976 and has been teaching at the school
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UNC Student Body President Brad Matthews listens to N.C. State Student Body President
Harold Pettigrew address students at the Students' Day at the Capitol rally in February.
the goals on his platform,
“It was impossible to keep
track of all those committees,
when they met, what they were
doing and who was in charge,”
Matthews said such problems
prevented him from improving
Point-2-Point service, lowering
dining hall prices and putting
clocks in every classroom - all
goals on his original platform. “I
personally think I put too many
things on my platform,” he said.
Matthews also cited campus
issues that surfaced during the
year such as Honor Court con-
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since 1983. Gibson said she has noticed
an increasing female presence in law
and the effects of that presence.
“There’s been an interest in areas of
the law that wouldn’t have received as
much attention - domestic violence,
feminist approaches, children and the
law,” Gibson said.
Doug Rosenzweig, a first-year law
student, has also noticed the recognition
of women’s issues in his classes.
“We had a long discussion about
pantsuits and whether women should
wear them to interviews instead of
skirts,” he said. “I think it’s an interest
Senior Kristi Booker stands on the steps of South Building with Provost Robert Shelton.
Protesters marched from the Pit to present UNC administrators with a list of demands.
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Brad Matthews and campaign manager Alex Mehfar react
to winning 32 percent of the vote in the student elections.
ing issue, but it doesn’t affect men.”
But many students at the law school
said they don’t expect the female major
ity to necessarily lessen competition and
foster a more cooperative atmosphere in
“I think (the increase in female stu
dents) makes it more cooperative, but
this law school isn’t very competitive in
comparison to other law schools,”
For some, male and female propor
tions can change the feel of the class in
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001
Many UNC students say they
prefer to weigh graduate
schools on merits other
than the latest rankings.
By Jessica Joye
While the U.S. News & World
Report’s recently released rankings of
the nation’s top graduate programs gar
nered national attention, UNC graduate
students said they place litde value on
the lists and pay more attention to the
quality of the schools themselves.
U.S. News & World Report released
its rankings of graduate programs
Monday, showing little change in UNC’s
place among national competition.
Second-year law student David
Baddour said he felt the magazine
underestimated the School of Law by
ranking it 23rd. “The rankings are
important, but they are not really true.
They are just someone’s subjective
opinion of us,” Baddour said. “But I am
sure Dean (Gene) Nichol will have us
higher up in the future.”
The Kenan-Flagler Business School
remained at No. 18, a ranking most stu
dents felt was fair.
But first-year graduate student Craig
Cavanaugh said he was attracted to
Kenan-Flagler not because of a maga
zine report but because of its programs.
“I came here because of low tuition
and more importantly, because this
school offers programs in general man
agement,” he said. “Most other schools
are a lot more specified.”
Biren Patel, a first-year business grad
uate student from Washington, D.C.,
said he was disappointed that the school
did not move up in the rankings.
Patel said choosing to attend the busi
ness school was one of the best deci
sions he has ever made.
“I was accepted to more prestigious
schools, but I’ve never regretted coming
here,” he said. “The school is attracting
more and more successful students and
there is recruiting from all the top firms."
Thad Woody, president of the
Graduate and Professional Student
Federation, said the rankings are impor
tant but not the only factor for students
looking at graduate schools.
Woody said the University’s showing
in the rankings was impressive especial
ly because UNC is a public university.
“We are not a private university and do
not receive comparable funding, so I
think it’s really good that we are ranked
among private institutions,” he said.
UNC Chancellor James Moeser
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