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Track athletes break records
in weekend competition.
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500 Duke Tickets Remain After Distribution
CAA Ticket Manager Mike
Kuhn said the low turnout
could be attributed to new
ticket distribution policies.
Bv Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
Students who thought they had
missed their opportunity to get tickets
for Thursday’s UNC-Duke game now
have a second chance.
A low student turnout for Saturday’s
distribution means Carolina Athletic
Association officials are handing out
about 500 leftover tickets on a first
come, first-serve basis.
The distribution begins at 8 a.m.
Top campus administrators
say the emphasis of UNC's
private fund-raising effort
is shifting to schools' deans.
By Jenny McLendon
Deans of the University’s profession
al schools are beginning to take a more
active role in private fund raising.
At Thursday’s UNC Board of Trustees
meeting, Chancellor James Moeser and
Trustee Paul Fulton said the progress of
the ongoing Carolina First Campaign is
shifting largely to the hands of profes
sional schools and their deans rather than
the University as a
hope the cam
paign, launched in
1999, will garner
$1.5 billion in pri
over a seven-year
time frame - three
times the $499
received from the
state higher edu
cation bond refer
Dean of the School
says potential donors
are categorized prior
to being approached.
The campaign is in its “quiet phase,”
and officials have said they hope to
announce the public stage in April.
Fulton said Thursday that the cam
paign has raised about $706 million so
far. Moeser added that the campaign’s
continued success calls for a narrowed
fund-raising focus. “As we move deeper
and deeper into the campaign, leader
ship from the deans becomes more and
more important,” he said.
Speed Hallman, director of develop
ment communication, said specialized
fund raising benefits the entire University.
“(Professional schools) are out there seek
ing resources for their top priorities, such
as graduate student support, faculty sup
port,” Hallman said. “It all helps the
University - each donation to an individ
ual school moves the whole campaign.”
Some professional school deans said
Moeser’s ideas reinforce the fund-rais
ing strategies they have espoused for
some time. “We are trying to bear down
on some areas, publicizing to potential
donors, ones (we) think are interested,”
said Richard Cole, dean of the School of
Journalism and Mass Communication.
“People like to give to specific things -
alumni are interested in the field they
But Hallman said some alumni are
unbiased in their giving. “It’s a mix -
some donors are really attached to the
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today and will run until 5 p.m. at the
Smith Center ticket office.
CAA Ticket Manager Mike Kuhn
said CAA officials will continue to dis
tribute the leftovers until all tickets are
gone, possibly through Wednesday.
Any student with a UNC ONE Card
can pick up tickets, Kuhn said. Students
are entitled to one ticket per ONE Card
and can bring a maximum of two cards
with them to the distribution.
Seniors had the first chance at tickets
Saturday morning, but even after under
classmen got in line at 10 a.m., not all of
the available tickets - about 5,000 -
were distributed, Kuhn said. “We had a
lot of no-shows on Saturday,” he said.
Kuhn said this year’s turnout for dis
tribution was unusual, considering tickets
usually are quickly given out before the
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Noah Fox, 3 1/2 years old, acts as a perch for a butterfly in the Magic Wings Butterfly House at the Life Science Museum in Durham.
The Butterfly House is an enclosed greenhouse sanctuary where a myriad of types of butterflies are bred and kept for visitors to enjoy.
Fox, of Apex, visited the museum Sunday with his parents and sister.
Emory Takes Home Win at Aaj Ka Dhamaka Dance Contest
By Meredith Nicholson
Dancers from Emory University in
Atlanta took home the grand prize
Saturday night after performers lit up
the stage in a competition that blended
traditional Hindi dance with hip hop
and modem themes.
Performers from Duke University,
N.C. State University, the University of
South Carolina and Emory competed in
Aaj Ka Dhamaka, the fourth annual
intercollegiate dance competition whose
name means “today’s excitement.”
UNC students performed for a packed
Memorial Hall but were ineligible to
compete for the SI,OOO grand prize
because UNC was the host school, said
Abha Shah, co-chairwoman of Aaj Ka
Dhamaka. Five judges rated the perfor
mances on a scale of 50 points in three cat
egories, and the grand prize was awarded
to the performance with the most points.
Emory students won the categories
for film and bhangra, a Southeast Asian
folk dance, and students from Duke
won the vocal category. Emory’s
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rival game. “Compared to past years, we
definitely had a lower turnout,” he said.
While the number of students who
came out for tickets was disappointing,
Kuhn said, he believes several factors
could have lessened student participation.
Kuhn speculated that students are still
getting used to CAA’s new policies and
system for bracelet and ticket distribu
tion. This is the first year CAA has held
bracelet distribution at Gate 5 of Kenan
Stadium, he said.
He also added that students still
might not be accustomed to CAA mem
bers announcing bracelet numbers in
the Pit on the Fridays after bracelet dis
tribution. “The fewer bracelets we dis
tribute could be attributed to the fact
that we’re curbing cheating, or it could
be due to declining interest," Kuhn said.
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bhangra team won the grand prize.
Proceeds from the competition will
fund the Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship,
which gives two students in the Triangle
each year up to $3,000 each for summer
internships or research projects that will
benefit Southeast Asians, said Daisy
Patel, co-director of the fellowship.
The fellowship, which two students
founded in 1998, is open to any return
ing student at a university in the
Triangle, Patel said. Past fellows have all
come from Duke and UNC, but officials
are trying to encourage students from
other area universities to apply, said
Suma Bhat, co-director of the fellowship.
Pavithra Vasudevan, a junior at
Duke, traveled to India last summer to
work on women’s issues and make a
documentary on the subject.
She said the experience not only
helped her connect to the social actions
of the area, it also taught her how to run
an organization better. “I was already
planning to go to India when I heard
about the fellowship, but I was having a
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Men's basketball emerges
from six-game losing streak.
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UNC’s win-loss record is 6-11, and
Kuhn said the team’s lackluster perfor
mance this season might have affected
the UNC-Duke ticket distribution this
year. “Obviously our record doesn’t
help,” he said.
But Kuhn said he is hesitant to
attribute low turnout to declining inter
est in UNC basketball. “I’m not sure -
maybe student interest is declining,
maybe not,” he said. “It’s tough to tell.”
He said it is impossible to accurately
gauge whether students are losing faith
in their team based on this particular dis
tribution. “We’ll have to look to next
year,” he said.
But CAA President Reid Chaney said
he hopes Sunday’s 87-69 victory over
Clemson will draw larger crowds to
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Events scheduled for “Beat Dook
Week” are still under way, including the
annual “What Would You Do for Dook
Tickets?” contest. Kuhn said even
though there is a surplus of tickets, he
hopes that students will participate in
the contest, in which students compete
for four lower section tickets and four
riser section tickets.
Students can compete for the prized
tickets at noon Tuesday in the Pit.
Kuhn said CAA officials decided to
keep the week’s events scheduled so that
students will remain excited about the
game. “Everything’s going to continue
to go,” he said. “We hope people will
still be motivated.”
The University Editor can be reached
Monday, January 28, 2002
The BOG will consider both
increase requests and a 4.8
percent systemwide raise.
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
UNC-system Board of Governors
members say the state’s fiscal woes
could loom over the board’s discussion
of campus-initiated tuition requests -
including the S4OO request approved
Thursday by the UNC-Chapel Hill
Board of Trustees.
But BOG members said the state’s
economy will be
only one factor
among many in
what is expected
to be a wide-rang
ing discussion on
tuition the board
will engage in dur
ing its next two
Ruffin said that
requests the board
also will consider
each campus’s his-
said the state's
financial health will
factor into the tuition
tory of tuition increases, total cost in
both tuition and fees, the amount of
financial aid that will be allocated from
each tuition increase and how the
money will be spent.
The BOG will begin discussion of the
campus-initiated tuition requests and
also begin re-examination of its own
tuition policy at its February meeting.
Both student leaders and BOG mem
bers have criticized the board for not
following its own policy, which the
board adopted in 1998 and the N.C.
General Assembly modified last sum
The policy calls for the BOG to only
grant campus-initiated tuition requests
in “extraordinary” circumstances.
But in the last two years the BOG has
approved tuition increase requests at 11
UNC-svstem schools, including UNC
The BOG will vote on all campus
initiated tuition increase requests March
The majority of schools in the UNC
system either have approved or are con
sidering tuition increases of varying
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