VOLUME 112, ISSUE 142
FOR CLOSER LOOK
BY JENNY RUBY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
As the nations first public university, UNC
has a rich past recorded both in books and on
the faces of buildings across the campus.
The names that grace campus landmarks
represent the legacies of individuals who
devoted their lives to crafting new chapters
of the University’s storied history.
Jackson Hall, named for UNC’s first ten
ured black professor, houses the Office of
Battle, Swain and Caldwell halls all bear
the names of former University presidents.
And Josephus Daniels, a former member of
Students nest in Odum Village
BY KIRSTEN VALLE
Jacob Shields enjoys a short
walk to class, a cheaper-than-off
campus price and a community of
students similar to him.
His only complaint? “When
you have two kids, it’s somewhat
small,” he said.
Shields, 30, is one of the student
parents living in UNC’s Odum
Village, which offers on-campus
apartments for undergraduate,
graduate and professional stu
dents with families. “We like the
convenience to campus, and we’ve
been able to make a lot of friends.”
Shields, a fourth-year religious
studies graduate student, lives
with his wife, Kim, 28, and daugh
Candidates share their artistic vision
Community hosts Ist forum for arts
BY BECCA MOORE
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
The four student body presi
dent candidates gathered
Thursday night in Playmakers
Theatre to discuss their visions
and plans for the campus arts
A panel of six representatives
from different student organiza
tions moderated the forum and
gave candidates Seke Ballard,
Leigha Blackwell, Seth Dearmin
and Tom Jensen an opportunity to
lay out their goals for addressing
the needs of campus arts groups.
Student government Arts
Advocacy Chairman Casey Dunn
helped organize the forum, which
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
the University’s governing board and a pro
ponent of denying black men the right to
vote, is the namesake for Student Stores.
Though these buildings and other cam
pus landmarks have borne the names of
controversial figures for decades, it is only
during recent years that vocal students
and community members have pushed the
University to acknowledge more discon
certing parts of its past.
“Opening up dialogue and debate about
that history and its relationship to the pres
ent is what our campaign is all about,” said
Yonni Chapman, a graduate student lead
ing the push for dialogue.
ters, Savannah, 6, and Emily, 2.
About 135 families live in Odum
Village, said Lisa Inman, student
family housing community direc
tor. “There are single parents,
students who are married with
no children, and students who are
married with children,” she said.
accounted for 10 to 15 Odum
Village families as of last semester.
But beginning this fall, Odum
Village will become housing for
single undergraduate students.
Student families will be mov
ing up from the 40-year-old cin
der-block abodes of Odum Village
to nine new buildings, consisting
of the Baity Hill and Mason Farm
Road communities near the Smith
was the first of its kind.
“It was great for the arts com
munity to share their thoughts
and concerns,” he said.
“We want to encourage the
candidates to be advocates for
the arts, and this was designed to
help them get insight about stu
dent artists on campus.”
The groups represented on the
panel were the Arts Advocacy
Committee, the Carolina
Union Activities Board, the
Undergraduate Art Association,
Lab! Theatre, CHiPs and Pauper
During the evening, many in the
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A petition sent to Chancellor James Moeser
on Tuesday praised his decision to retire an
award for women named after Cornelia
Phillips Spencer, the white supremacist
who rang a bell to announce the University’s
reopening after Reconstruction.
In addition to commending the Cornelia
Phillips Spencer Bell Award’s retirement,
the petition, which Chapman signed,
requested that Moeser create a task force
to examine UNC’s past.
“We never intended for the focus on
Cornelia Phillips Spencer and the Bell
SEE HISTORY, PAGE 4
“A lot of (universities) didn’t have
family housing. That was the deciding
factor.” ANNA STULL, FORMER ODUM VILLAGE RESIDENT
Center and the Kenan-Flagler
At a forum about the new apart
ments held Wednesday, some stu
dents raised concerns about the
housing costs. Officials expect
the costs to be upward of S7OO
a month, compared to $450 a
month at Odum Village this year.
Despite concerns, housing
officials said they have already
drummed up a considerable
amount of feedback.
“The new communities will gen
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SBP candidate Seke Ballard (left) speaks at the first arts community forum
as competitors Seth Dearmin, Leigha Blackwell and Tom Jensen look on.
erate new interest,” Inman said.
“We will have to wait and see.”
Shields and his family plan to
move there next year while he fin
ishes the last two years of his doc
torate degree in religious studies.
But families who have lived in
Odum Village recall times well
spent in the community.
Odum Village opened in the
early 1960 sand includes 48 build
ings on Hibbard Drive, Jackson
SEE FAMILIES, PAGE 4
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Administrators clash with publisher
BY KELLY OCHS
AND ALLISON ROSE
Less than a year after Playboy
magazine’s visit to ACC schools,
another national magazine has
sparked similar debate at UNC.
Co-Ed magazine, which released
its premiere issue last month and
plans to feature four universities in
all future publications, stopped by
UNC on Thursday to take a look at
the campus —and its women.
The magazine held a photo
shoot to take pictures of UNC
students, five of whom will be fea
tured in the April issue and will be
entered to win a $25,000 model
The magazine also will feature
photographs and stories created by
But the magazine’s use of a
room in the Student Union for the
photo shoot caused some uproar
As stated in Co-Ed magazine,
“the articles, photographs and
captions in Co-Ed ... have not
been approved, sponsored or
endorsed by the administrations
of these schools,” and UNC is no
Lisa Katz, director of News
Services, received the inaugural
issue of Co-Ed and noticed a pro
motion for a feature on UNC in the
She then wrote to Rick Chesky,
the executive director of college
affairs at the magazine. Chesky had
previously .contacted Katz regard
ing the magazine’s use of campus
facilities and the UNC trademark.
“The University has not agreed to
partner with you as you had request
ed in your e-mail,” Katz wrote.
Along with the letter deny-
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SBP candidates Tom Jensen (left), Seth Dearmin, Leigha Blackwell and Seke
Ballard participate in a forum held by the Greek community Thursday night.
Greek groups join
BY DON CAMPBELL
In their first cohesive, com
munitywide endorsement, UNC’s
Greeks gave Seke Ballard their
nod for student body president
Leaders from 22 of the
University’s 50 Greek organiza
tions cast an anonymous vote on
behalf of their groups.
“The Greek backing means a lot
to me because it is such a large por
tion of the student body, thereby
our constituency,” Ballard said.
The Greek population includes
almost 20 percent of undergradu
ates at UNC.
Candidates fielded questions
from Greek officials about public
relations, service and diversity ini
“I think the key issues were
clearly increasing diversity and
increasing positive public relations
about Greeks,” said Kit Mac Lean,
president of the Panhellenic
Council, one of the four Greek
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ing the magazine permission to
use University trademarks, Katz
enclosed an unsigned copy of Co
s magazine’s proposed contract.
David Liebler, president and
founding publisher of the maga
zine, said the last thing he wants to
do is upset UNC’s administration,
with whom he
has to work
closely for his
“I think the
nitely has con
about that,” he
not what he
The publisher of
the new Co-Ed
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work on the magazine.
Liebler, a marketing and finance
consultant, said he recognized
shortcomings in the magazine
industry’s efforts to reach college
That’s when he began his five
year journey to create a publica
tion for the 18- to 24-year-old
“We have been compared to
Maxim,” said executive editor Kirk
Miller, adding that 70 percent of
Co-Ed readers are male.
“But we want to distance our
selves from the ‘Girls Gone Wild’
image that has alienated so many
colleges,” Liebler said.
Each issue of Co-Ed features six
pages on each of the four selected
The magazine hosts a modeling
SEE MAGAZINE, PAGE 4
councils that organized the event.
The need to increase Greek
publicity and positive exposure
headlined most of the candidates’
Tom Jensen suggested that
increased collaboration with other
campus service organizations would
eliminate the stereotype of Greeks
as “self-indulgent party animals.”
Leigha Blackwell, a member
of Alpha Chi Omega sorority,
addressed the existing “isolationist
stereotype” of the Greek communi
ty and said a heightened awareness
of Greek service would improve its
Seth Dearmin said providing
incentives for Greek organizations
that support outstanding philan
thropy projects also would improve
the University’s perception of the
Candidates also addressed the
need to increase diversity within and
outside the Greek system at UNC.
SEE GREEK, PAGE 4