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Student Reports Sexual Assault on Campus
By Lizzie Breyer
A UNC student filed a police report
Friday stating that she was a victim of a
sexual assault on campus Feb. 27, the
second on-campus assault reported in
the past week.
University police Chief Derek Poarch
said the 18-year-old student was return
ing from Franklin Street at about 2:30
a.m. when she was forced to the ground
near Alumni Hall.
Poarch said the student reported wak
ing up about an hour later covered with
scratches and bruises and that she had
been “clearly sexually assaulted.”
In North Carolina, sexual assault is
Vandy Silences UNC Trio, Sends Tar Heels Home
By James Giza
AMES, lowa - In the eyes of the
North Carolina women’s basketball
team, it sure seemed like the cruelest
and most ill
sion for the
Law to suddenly strike.
A bad night from one of the Tar Heels’
big three of guards Coretta Brown and
Nikki Teasley and center Candace Sutton
has never been a
reason to panic.
Even the combina
tion of poor show
ings from two of
the three hasn’t
been cause for
But when all
three players struggle, the Tar Heels
basically can kiss away any chance they
have of winning, which is what hap-
what they did -
in a 70-61 loss
to Vanderbilt in
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Regional semifinal Saturday night.
With their talented trinity turning in
performances hardly worthy of wor
ship, combining to shoot 12 of 46 from
the field, the fourth-seeded Tar Heels
were forced to end their season in front
of 8,407 at lowa State’s Hilton
Coliseum knowing that a better night
from one of their leading scorers likely
would have changed the outcome
against the top-seeded Commodores.
“Who would have thought Nikki
and Coretta and Candace all would
have shooting nights like they did?”
said UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell.
Not the three of them, for starters.
Sutton, as she did in UNC’s second
round win at home Monday against
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Editor-elect Kim Minugh said she felt
'absolutely elated" about being selected.
defined as being forced to engage in an
unwanted sexual act, Poarch said.
He said University police detectives
are actively investigating the case,
although tbe investigation might be
complicated by the report being filed
such a long time after the incident.
On Wednesday, a misdemeanor
assault occurred in Morehead Parking
Lot involving a 21-year-old student
working as a temporary Department of
Public Safety employee. Police said a
Hispanic man who was about 5 feet 5
inches with a slight build, poor teeth and
a slight mustache approached the stu
dent and spoke to her briefly in Spanish
before touching her inappropriately.
“There is nothing to indicate to us
games this season,
struggled with her
shots from close
and finishing 4 of
14 from the floor
for 12 points.
In the face of
down 7 of 18
shots but hit only
2 of 9 from
led the Tar Heels
with 19 points
Saturday but made
just 2 of 9 3-pointers.
behind the- arc for a team-high 19
points. And Teasley, making the curtain
call of her UNC career, missed 13 of 14
shots, including all six from downtown,
for a season-low three points.
“I’m disappointed,” said Teasley,
whose nine assists left her one short of
tying the ACC career record of 729.
“They didn’t do anything on defense to
UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell (left) and forward Nikita Bell look on as
assistant Andrew Calder can't bear to watch the Tar Heels' 70-61 loss.
By Heather Apple
Kim Minugh’s friends dressed her in a
tiara and a feather boa for a party
Saturday night celebrating her upcoming
reign as The Daily Tar Heel’s 136th editor.
Minugh, a junior journalism and his
tory major from California, serves as the
DTH’s managing editor. She joined the
staff during the fall of her freshman year.
Minugh said she was with her
boyfriend and her roommate when she
found out she was selected.
After calling her mother, she spent
the rest of the day on Franklin Street and
at the Streets at South Point and went out
to dinner. “It was very, exciting,”
Minugh said. “We just wanted to make a
good day out of it.”
The 11-member Editor Selection
Committee met for about five hours
Saturday. The committee began by
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that these two incidents are related -
how they occurred are totally different,”
He said progress is being made in the
investigation into Wednesday’s assault.
“Several leads have come in that we
are actively pursuing.”
Poarch said both incidents
underscore the importance of taking
proper safety precautions, especially
when walking on campus at night. He
said that in the case of the Feb. 27
assault, the student was walking back
from Franklin Street alone while her
friends used the Point-2-Point shuttle.
“It’s kind of reiterating to people what
we say - use the P2P, don’t walk alone
at night, use the buddy system,” Poarch
stop me or whatever. I just feel like we
really beat ourselves. They won,
they’re a great team -but I don’t think
the better team won tonight. I don’t
think they beat us; they outplayed us.
We beat ourselves.”
The Tar Heels (26-9) were playing in
their eighth Sweet 16 in the past decade.
They moved past the regional semifinal
in 1994, when they won the national
championship, and in 1998, when they
lost to Tennessee in the Elite Eight.
Trailing 35-23 at halftime, UNC
fought its way back with a physical
defense - Vandy shot 8 of 25 in the sec
ond half -and a more aggressive offense.
The Tar Heels ripped off a 13-3 run
to open the second half to pull within
two. And UNC’s inside players made
Vanderbilt work for its points on the
other end, bodying up on 6-foot-6 All-
American center Chantelle Anderson.
Slowly though, the Commodores
(30-6) began to pull away, getting five
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interviewing each of the three candi
dates: Minugh, City Editor Kellie Dixon
and State & National Editor Alex
Kaplun. The candidates made opening
statements and, after receiving ques
tions, had five minutes to close.
In her hourlong interview, Minugh
said she was asked about things such as
her platform, her editor application and
her vision for the paper. The committee
elected Minugh in a single vote.
Calvin Hall, a graduate student in the
School of Journalism and Mass
Communication who is not on the DTH
staff, sat on the committee. Hall said he
was impressed with all three candidates.
“I really didn’t have a problem with
anyone who had been chosen,” he said.
Hall said Minugh had a strong inter
view. “It was her overall professional
ism,” he said. “They all were (profes
sional), but she seemed pretty self
assured in a lot of dimensions.”
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said. “We find when these things are in
place, the likelihood of something hap
pening is gready minimized.”
He said police are focusing security
efforts on North Campus, including step
ping up the number of patrolling officers.
“With students out going to Franklin
Street and going back and forth from the
dorms and the library, there are a lot of
people, and that’s the reason we want to
do everything we can,” Poarch said.
Kindi Shinn, co-chairwoman of
Advocates for Sexual Assault Prevention,
said sexual assaults might be common on
campus and that these two events are
rare only because they were publicly
reported. “What’s unique about these
two assaults is not that they happened,
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(right) tries to block her shot. Anderson dominated, scoring 22 points.
Four staff members of the DTH also
sat on the committee, including freshman
Jeff Silver, a staff writer on the University
Desk. He said the decision was tough but
that he thinks they made the right choice.
“Kim really displayed a passion for
the newspaper, and she really made me
think that the DTH could do some
incredible things next year,” Silver said.
“I was really impressed.”
Senior Kate Hartig, DTH Editorial
Page editor, sat on the committee as well.
She has watched all three candidates
since they joined the staff, and she said
their talents made the decision difficult.
“Each one of them could have done a
great job,” Hartig said.
Hartig said Minugh is personable and
cares about the staff and the interests of
the paper. “Kim has definitely worked
her way up, and she’s very dedicated to
the paper," she said. “She’s going to be
a great leader for this paper.”
it’s that they were publicized,” she said,
citing statistics that fewer than 25 percent
of sexual assaults are reported.
“It’s important to know that things
like this do happen on campus because
it really forces you to be aware.”
Poarch said he hopes students will
continue to follow the advice issued by
University police. “Carolina is by and
large a safe place - however, you cer
tainly have to follow the same type of
personal safety awareness you do in any
environment,” he said. “I know it’s easi
er said than done, but it’s very important
people follow those safety procedures.”
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Minugh said she was grateful the
committee recognized her hard work. “I
feel absolutely elated,” she said.
Katie Hunter, the current DTH edi
tor, graduates this year, leaving the
office to Minugh. Hunter commended
Minugh for her work. “I’m very happy
for Kim,” she said. “She has worked
very hard to get where she is, and she’s
one of the best editors, especially teach
ing editors, that I’ve ever worked with.”
Hunter also said she predicts next
year to be one of the best years in DTH
history. “I’m very excited about the
future of the DTH,” she said.
Minugh said she was a little sad this
year was coming to an end, but she added,
“Every new year brings new possibilities
for fun, excitement and challenge.
“It’s going to be a great year."
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SBP-elect Jen Daum and GPSF
President-elect Branson Page
announced their choices for
next year's officers Friday.
By Lizzie Breyer
The leadership of next year’s student
government is starting to take shape.
Student Body President-elect Jen
Daum announced her nominations for
officers Friday, naming junior Aaron
Hiller as student body vice president,
junior Rebecca Williford as student
body secretary, junior Michael Vollmer
as student body treasurer and sopho
more Rebekah Burford as chief of staff.
The offices of vice president, secre
tary and treasurer will be sworn in April
2, pending approval by Student
Congress on Tuesday.
“I’m really looking forward to working
with this group of people,” Daum said.
Daum said Hiller, who has been
actively involved with the judicial
branch of student government, was an
excellent choice for vice president.
“He has an extremely impressive
record of accomplishment at UNC,”
she said. “He is dedicated, passionate
and committed to student self-gover
nance, as well as having the effective
administrative capabilities to handle
Daum and Hiller both said his experi
ence with the judicial branch would help
the administration work well with the
other branches of student government.
Hiller said he expects to be very
involved if confirmed as Daum’s vice
president. “I’m Jen’s go-to man- I see
myself laying down the groundwork for
the projects she’s working on,” he said.
“We complement each other wonder
fully - she is an outspoken fighter, full
of energy, and I am a quieter worker.”
Daum said she chose Williford for sec
retary because of her commitment and
engaging personality. “Rebecca is an
extremely hard worker, very intelligent,
capable and organized,” Daum said.
“She is a pleasant person to work with.”
Williford said her experience as a
member of the Disabilities Advisory
Committee has helped her refine her
skills as a communicator. “I want to take
my experiences working as an advocate
for the disabled and apply them to the
entire University community," she said.
Vollmer served as assistant student
body treasurer in Student Body Resident
Justin Young’s administration, an experi
ence that Daum said gave him the edge
for the student body treasurer position.
Vollmer said he will focus on increas
ing accountability in student groups’
spending and keeping an accurate count
of student fee money.
Daum also named Burford to act as
her chief of staff. The position will be an
officer position this year for the first
time. Applications were not taken
specifically for the position - Daum
chose Burford from the pool of appli
cants for the other offices.
Daum was not the only one to name
officers this weekend - GPSF President
elect Branson Page also chose his exec
Page selected Stephanie Schmitt as
vice president of external affairs, Dan
Herman as vice president for internal
affairs, Abi Sommer as secretary, Erin
Peterson as treasurer and Emily
Williamson as chief of staff.
“While I really want to be sure
there’s a diverse group of people, the
people on the executive board have a
lot of experience with UNC and the
way things here work, so I think that
will benefit us,” he said.
Page said several Cabinet positions
are still open. Anyone interested in
applying for those positions should con
tact him via e-mail at email@example.com.
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