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Tuesday, Oct. 30
■ Davis Library employees report
ed a suspicious-looking package in the
library’s mail room at 11:24 a.m.,
reports state. The package was from
Egypt and had Asian or Arabic writ
ing on it. Officials have not opened it
yet, said Peter Reinhardt, director of
the Department of Environment,
Health and Safety.
■ Reports state that a laptop com
puter was stolen from 514 Carmichael
Residence Hall sometime during the
night while the victim’s roommate was
sleeping. The victim told police his
room had been left unlocked, reports
state. The victim noticed the laptop was
missing at 2 am. and reported the theft
at 2:12 p.m. No arrests have been made.
Monday, Oct. 29
■ A suspicious letter was found in
the mail room of Hamilton Hall at 1:55
E.m, reports state. A UNC employee
rought the letter to the Department of
Public Safety in a plastic bag, and the
letter was then turned over to the
Department of Environment, Health
and Safety, reports state.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
■ Carrboro police responded to a
call at 6:10 p.m. at the Crown Fast Fare
gas station, located at 1401 W. Main St.
Reports state that the unknown subject
pumped gas and drove off without pay
ing. The subject stole 29.487 gallons of
gasoline, valued at $33, reports state.
Witnesses reported that the subject was
driving a white Dodge truck, reports state.
The case is inactive.
■ Chapel Hill police responded to a
call of burglary on South Estes Drive at
3:29 p.m., reports state.
The residence was last known to be
secure OcL 19 at 8:30 am., reports state.
Reports also state that an unknown sub
ject took the victim’s jewelry. Taken from
the residence was a gold watch, a gold
bracelet and a 14 karat gold link neck
lace, reports state. The value of the stolen
goods was over $470, reports state.
The case is under investigation.
■ Chapel Hill police helped arrest a
man who left the scene of an accident in
Durham, reports state. The Durham
Police Department reported that the
subject was involved in a hit and run
with a stolen van on N.C. 54 near
Interstate 40, reports state. Chapel Hill
police officers saw the van on Barbie
Chapel Road near N.C. 54, reports state.
The suspect was arrested on location
and turned over to the Durham police.
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To Start as New Dean
By Addie Sluder
Undergraduates will have anew
administrator watching over their acad
emic careers at UNC beginning today.
Psychology Professor Karen Gil will
begin working in her new position of
senior associate dean of undergraduate
education in UNC’s College of Arts and
Sciences today. The spot that has been
vacant since Sept. 1, when Bernadette
Gray-Little was appointed executive
Gil has served on the faculty since
1995 as a psychology professor whose
research included studies on stress man
agement and coping.
“Her specialty is stress management,
which will be very helpful,” said Risa
Palm, dean of the College of Arts and
Palm said Gil’s duties will entail over
seeing undergraduate academic pro
grams, scholarships and services, which
include programs such as academic
advising and the Honors Program.
Palm said Gil’s area of specialty will
give her an edge in her new job.
Psychology is one of the largest majors
at UNC, so Gil has a lot of interaction
with some of the students she will be
serving, Palm said.
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During midday festivities in the Pit, sophomore Travis Whitley works on his own jack-o'-lantern, carving a
spider design. The pumpkin carving was one of several events available for students to celebrate the
spooky holiday. Wednesday night's Halloween was the first with a full moon in 46 years.
“She has the experience of already
working with students,” Palm said.
“She’s sort of a model of what we want
from our faculty.”
Gil was chosen from among three
faculty candidates to succeed Gray-
Little. Gil said she was approached
about the position at the beginning of
the semester and was interviewed and
selected by a faculty committee.
Gil said she has several goals for her
new role. “I think my first goal would be
to support the individual programs that
come under the Office of
Undergraduate Education,” she said.
Encouraging effective communica
tion and enhancing research participa
tion are two more of Gil’s goals. She
said interaction with both students and
faculty will be an integral part of her
plans for the department and that she is
looking forward to sparking student and
Gil formerly served on the faculty of
Duke University. She specializes in
health psychology and has received sev
eral major national grants and awards.
Gil is a fellow of the American
Psychological Association and the
Society of Behavioral Medicine.
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The Carolina Center for Public Service’s
Office Hours in the Pit!
Today, November 1,11:00-1:00
Every two weeks or so, CCPS staff members will
man a table in the Pit (or the quad in front of
Wilson Library) to answer your questions about
public service at Carolina. Each time we’ll have a
focus topic, but all questions are welcome.
UNO’s Public Service Listserv:
How it can work for you and your
organization or unit
• Who can help me with publicity for my organization’s
• What’s this I hear about getting academic credit for
• When will my parents send me more money? (Sorry.
We can’t help with this one.)
• Where can 1 turn for public service support on campus?
• How can I connect with other students, faculty, and staff
that are interested in public service?
If you don’t have a question, stop by just to say hello and
to get to know us better. Sometimes we’ll even have some
goodies! One more thing, and this is really important...
we’re available everyday to support your public service work.
Contact us at CCPS, 201 Bank of America Center,
CB# 3142,843-7568, email@example.com, www.unc.edu/cps.
(The idea for Office Hours in the Pit was suggested by students
participating in the Carolina Center for Public Service’s recent
Student Public Service Workshop.)
NAACP: House Plan Now OK
The new House redistricting
plan has 15 majority-black
districts, one more than the
the NAACP had requested.
The Associated Press
RALEIGH - Negotiations on new
state House district boundaries lum
bered forward Wednesday as
Democratic leaders floated anew plan
that would create more majority-black
The state chapter of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People has signed off on the
plan, which would increase the number
of these districts to 15, compared to 12
in a proposal tentatively approved last
A final vote has been delayed for a
week after some black Democrats said
the party leadership’s plan would
reduce minority influence in the
General Assembly. Debate set for
Wednesday night on the new plan was
postponed until at least Thursday while
the dissenting Democrats examine the
“I’m going to take some time,” said
Rep. Toby Fitch, D-Wilson, the leader of
Redistricting lays the groundwork for
political power and policy at the
General Assembly for the next 10 years.
The map used since 1992 now has 14
districts in which the black population is
more than 50 percent The map pushed
by the House Democratic leadership for
weeks had 12 such districts.
Changes to the latest plan include:
■ forming anew majority-black dis
trict in Charlotte. Much of the district
would be created from a district cur
rently represented by Rep. Ruth
Easterling, D-Mecklenburg, who
announced she won’t run for re-election
■ increasing the black population
above 50 percent in two districts cur
rently held by Reps. Mary McAllister,
D-Cumberland, and Larry Bell, D-
Samson. In the earlier proposal,
McAllister’s district had a black popula
tion of 46 percent; Bell’s was 49 percent.
Several black Democrats led by Fitch
are worried earlier plans violate the U.S.
Voting Rights Act.
The Democratic leadership disagrees
and has said too many majority-black
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districts could hurt chances to expand
the party’s four-seat majority over
House members whose districts had
to be altered to create the additional
majority-black districts have agreed to
the changes, said Rep. Joe Hackney, D-
Orange, the House speaker pro tern.
“Some of them happily, some of
them not,” said Hackney.
The NAACP said last week that any
redistricting plan needed to have 14
majority-black districts at a minimum.
Skip Alston, the state chapter presi
dent, said the civil rights organization
could agree to the new plan.
“We asked for 14,” Alston said.
“We’re glad that they decided to go with
Still, Alston said the chapter would
rather see a majority-black district
defined as a district in which more than
50 percent of the voting-age population
is black, rather than more than 50 per
cent of the total population.