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Volume 110, Issue 63
UNC to Consider Deferred Rush
Postponing rush is not anew idea at UNC
By Emma Burgin
Assistant State & National Editor
Following the lead of another system
school, UNC-Chapel Hill officials say they
will revisit the option of pushing freshman
rush from fall to spring semester.
Jay Anhom, director of UNC-CH Greek
affairs, said he will urge the Chancellor’s
Committee on Greek Affairs to study the
deferred rush option this year.
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Elizabeth Dole, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks
to supporters in Duke University's Page Auditorium on Thursday.
“We will definitely look at it,” Anhom said.
“Other universities are turning to it, so it
would be worthwhile.”
The committee conducted a similar study
in 1996, weighing the pros and cons of
deferred rush. The committee decided not to
implement deferred rush for UNC Greek
The committee decided against deferment
because the policy would have singled out
Greek organizations. In the name of equali-
By Jordan Bartel
Assistant Features Editor
Angela Stroud is an advocate for the mentally
She spreads information and distributes pam
phlets about mental illnesses, and she serves as a
board member for the Mental Health
Association of Orange County.
She also happens to have a mental illness.
Stroud, who did not specify which mental ill
ness she has, is one of many members of Club
Nova’s transitional employment program, which
aims to provide temporary employment for peo
ple with mental illnesses.
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ty, UNC would have had to prevent freshmen
from joining any student groups during their
Ultimately, the committee concluded that
each student knows best when to rush.
But at least one other UNC-system school
has already moved to prevent first semester
freshman from rushing. Appalachian State
University announced last December that it
would adopt a deferred rush policy.
Dino Dißemardi, director of the Center for
Student Involvement and Leadership, said
Appalachian’s Greek organizations imple
mented deferred rush this fall.
Stroud said she became involved with Club
Nova, a nonprofit organization in Carrboro that
serves as a resource for mentally iH people, in
February 2001 and has enjoyed steady employ
ment ever since.
“It really helped me get out of bed and gave
me something to look forward to each day,”
After a clerical position with the mental health
association, Stroud said she became more inter
ested in mental health issues.
“Being that I have a mental illness, I became
concerned about spreading information,” Stroud
“The job really inspired me.”
Dole Revs Up College-Aged Voters
Republican candidate rides into Duke
By Jennifer Samuels
Assistant State & National Editor
DURHAM - U.S. Senate hopeful
Elizabeth Dole roared into Duke
University’s Page Auditorium on a
more than 200
their support at a rally for the Students
for Dole campaign.
“Believe it or not, this is not the first
time I’ve entered a room on a Harley,”
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Friday, August 30, 2002
She said her initial goal was to go to churches
in the area and pass out information. She then
started collecting information from seminars and
began to speak at forums. Eventually, Stroud, 32,
was asked to serve on the organization’s board.
“I was really honored to be asked,” Stroud
said. “It is a great opportunity.”
Joan Burnett, a Club Nova staff member for
12 years, said the program, strictly for the men
tally ill, has been extremely successful.
She said the program staff find jobs for mem
bers and then train the interested members for
the jobs, which usually last six to nine months.
See JOBS, Page 7
Dole said, standing behind a podium
and slipping on a pair of black shades.
But Dole’s joking manner quickly
turned to campaign issues as she stressed
her goals for North Carolina, as well as
the importance of student involvement.
Students for Dole is a branch of Dole’s
campaign totally dedicated to and run by
students, said David Chesley, youth
coordinator for the Dole campaign.
There are chapters at 25 universities
across North Carolina.
Chesley said events planned by indi
vidual chapters include precinct walks,
Dißemardi said freshmen who rush during
their first semester tend to have lower grade
point averages and exhibit less cognitive devel
opment than those who rush later or not at all.
He added that mshing in the spring gives
first-year students a chance to settle into col
lege life and figure out which organizations
best fit their needs. “They can look for orga
nizations that promote the philosophies they
are looking for,” Dißemardi said, adding that
“the organizations can find out more about the
freshmen and be more informed about the
See RUSH, Page 7
voter registration drives and rallies.
Dole pledged to support North
Carolina’s industries by fighting for tax
incentives to make the state more
appealing for businesses. The state
economy took a downturn after Sept.
11, and hundreds of companies shut
down, forcing people out of work.
“The key here is a paycheck, not an
unemployment check,” she said.
The state is also leading the nation in
the war on terror, Dole said. She empha
sized her desire to eliminate food stamps
and substandard housing for military
personnel stationed in North Carolina.
“I want every young person in North
Carolina and in America to grow up in
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Friday Center will host more
than 500 journalists, scholars
By John Frank
Assistant University Editor
The morning of Sept. 25, 1957, all eyes were on
Minnijean Brown Trickey and eight other black teenagers
as they walked into a Little Rock public high school.
Now known as the Little Rock Nine, the students were
the first blacks to attend the Arkansas high school forced to
integrate under U.S. Supreme Court desegregation orders.
Almost 45 years later, all eyes were once again on
Trickey as she spoke against segregation on campus
The 61-year-old civil rights activist spoke to a group of
journalists and education scholars as part of “The
Resegregation of Southern Schools? A Crucial Moment in
the History (and the Future) of Public Schooling in America”
conference being held Thursday and today at UNC.
Organizers expect a standing-room-only crowd of 500
people for the groundbreaking all-day conference that will
explore the possible trend toward resegregated public
schools. It begins at 8 a.m. and required pre-registration.
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UNC Seeks to Annex
Land Into Carrboro
By Daniel Thigpen
Slowly but surely, the future of the University’s Horace
Williams property is taking shape.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen received and
acknowledged Tuesday a request from UNC to annex 303
additional acres of UNC’s Horace Williams land into the
town limits, said Carrboro Town Manager Bob Morgan.
Town and University offi
cials say the request is an early
step in a long process that will
possibly lead to the land’s
development down the road.
Bob Knight, UNC associate
vice chancellor for finance and
administration, said the
University’s request that addi
tional land be annexed is a
protocol issue with little con
More specifically, Knight
said the reason behind the
University’s request is more
contingent on the annexation of a smaller, 62-acre satellite
tract of property just north of Homestead Road.
UNC recently asked that the smaller land be annexed
into Carrboro as well. But before any action can be taken
on that tract, slated for the proposed Winmore project, the
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a safe world,” she said. “I’m so dam
proud of the role North Carolina is
playing in the war on terrorism.”
Dole said she will focus on improv
ing public schools by restoring disci
pline to the classroom and increasing
respect for teachers.
But some criticized Dole for her
reluctance to interact with other candi
dates for the Republican nomination, as
well as her lack of concrete stances on
important issues. Six protesters stood
outside the auditorium and tried to
detract people from entering the rally.
Inside the auditorium, Jodi Hutton, a
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“It doesn’t really
do much in
(the land) just
yet. It’s still
very early. ”
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