VOLUME 113, ISSUE 1
Library takes break from silence
STONE CENTER HOSTS EVENT
TO SHOWCASE ITS COLLECTION
BY CAROLINE KORNEGAY
The quiet idyll of the University’s
most secret study spot was broken
Tuesday afternoon —but instead
of ring tones or less-than-academic
conversations, it was the librarians
themselves who broke the silence.
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center
for Black Culture and History
hosted an opening reception for
its library, which opened its doors
to students in September.
Filling the normally quiet and
secluded study spot were guest
librarians, faculty, staff, students
and administrators who nibbled
won’t limit CAA
BY STEPHANIE NEWTON
Indecision and caution marked
the comments of Student Congress
members Tuesday night as the
Rules and Judiciary Committee
discussed basketball ticket allot
ments for members of the Carolina
been placed on
the CAA, which
more than 130
tickets for its
40 tickets are
reserved for the
But by a 4-
to-2 vote, the
for her group.
dered an unfavorable report on a
proposed amendment to spell out
a 40-ticket limit to CAA mem
bers. An unfavorable report tables
a piece of legislation but doesn’t
The committee might revisit
the legislation in two weeks if
representatives pass a motion to
address the issue.
The debated amendment
states that before each basketball
SEE CAA TICKETS, PAGE 4
DTH celebrates its 112th anniversary
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DTH FILE PHOTO
Early staff members of The Tar Heel. In 1893, the Athletic Association
sponsored the weekly tabloid that eventually became The Daily Tar Heel.
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
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on fruit and browsed the books.
Raquel Cogell, the center’s
librarian, left her position at
Emory University in Atlanta for
the opportunity to start anew
library at UNC.
For Cogell, the opportunity to
work at the Stone Center library
was the opportunity to “build
something that will last for many
years to come.”
A number of the shelves in the
library are half full with about
7,000 books devoted to Africa,
the African diaspora and African-
American writers. Some are empty
testimony to the growing nature
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N.C. State on Tuesday at the RBC Center.
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of the collection.
Cogell said that she is looking
forward to collaborating with the
libraries at Duke University and N.C.
Central University, and that she also
wants to start collecting rare books.
“I would love to make a destina
tion collection,” she said. “I really
want to make this the first place
people think about.”
She considered the Martin Luther
King Jr. birthday poetry reading
an event that brought together stu
dents and faculty who read original
writings in honor of King in January
—a great success. Cogell said she
would like to put together similar
programs in the future.
“I really enjoy that part of my
job,” she said.
Joseph Jordan, director of the
Stone Center, said that without the
along with seven assists. The Tar Heels now
sit in sole possession of first place in the ACC
with an 11-2 conference record —one game
ahead of Wake Forest and two games in front
of Duke. For the full story, see page 11.
BY ELANA JONES
Fifty years ago, The Daily Tar
Heel was a curious hybrid of politi
cal firecracker and socialite tabloid.
Former editor Charles Kuralt’s
explosive editorials advocating inte
gration of the University were juxta
posed with dance announcements,
faux-glamorous cigarette ads and
portraits of debutantes.
Since its first publication Feb.
23,1893, the DTH has weathered
censorship threats, litigation battles
and editorial changes even its
name has changed. Even today, on
the 112th anniversary of The Daily
Tar Heel’s publication, the newspa
per retains the spirit and spunk that
once threatened its existence.
“The Daily Tar Heel is such a
great institution, such a huge part
of life at Carolina it’s been a
really great source of news and a
high quality paper for so long,” said
Jennifer Taylor, editor of the DTH’s
Centennial Edition in 1993.
In 1893, the Athletic Association
funding and support, there would
be “a nice little comic book collec
tion in here.”
Jordan touted the library’s quiet
atmosphere and resources as a
great place for students.
“We’re the best-kept secret on
campus,” he said. “Those (students)
that have discovered us have said
to us, ‘Please don’t tell anyone.’”
But Jordan said that although the
library is open, the center’s work isn’t
done. “The purpose of a library is to
serve,” he said. “I want to see lines of
people outside the building.”
University librarian Sarah
Michalak emphasized the facility’s
resources in both technology and
“This center is a bringing-
SEE LIBRARY, PAGE 4
“(The DTH) has
a rotating cast of
characters it’s a
work in progress
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agreed to sponsor a weekly tabloid
to fill the news void on campus.
A founding staff of seven pulled
together the first edition of The Tar
It would go on to demonstrate a
staying power of which past publi
cations hadn’t proved capable.
By 1920, the paper was publish
ing twice a week; by 1929, it had
increased its publication to three
times a week. Under the guidance of
Walter Spearman in 1929, the paper
began publishing six times weekly,
SEE DTH, PAGE 4
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2005
University librarian Sarah Michalak browses the bookshelves Tuesday
at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black History and Culture.
Governor still will support effort
BY AMY EAGLEBURGER
Gov. Mike Easley has been
and still is —a strong supporter
of a statewide educational lottery,
but he might be hedging his bets
in this year’s budget proposal.
“Rest easy, my budget will not
include an education lottery,” he
said during Monday’s State of
the State address.
Momentum has been building
in recent weeks for a referendum
on an education lottery, as rep
resentatives have introduced two
bills in the House that would cre
ate such a state-run program.
The first, introduced by Rep.
Bill Owens, D-Pasquotank, is
based on a plan in which indi
vidual counties would opt in. The
more recent bill, introduced by
Rep. Bernard Allen, D-Wake, pro
poses a referendum that would
call for a statewide lottery.
And though the issue was
excluded from the budget, that
does not equate to a lack of
“I don’t think that diminishes
Tickets for spouses
might be possibility
BY JOSEPH R. SCHWARTZ
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Members of the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation
are looking forward to the end
of basketball season.
Their “wait until next year”
attitude has emerged from a year
long struggle to establish a pro
gram that would supply students’
spouses with tickets to games at
the Smith Center an effort that
soon could be a reality.
“This is really a major shift
in how things would be done in
athletics,” GPSF President Jen
Bushman said. “But I think their
ears are open.”
Clint Gwaltney, assistant
athletic director for the Smith
Center and ticket operations,
said that once the dust settles
after this season, a newly cre
ated ticket distribution advisory
group will discuss options for
providing spouse tickets.
“It’s definitely something that
needs to be considered, and we’ll
do our best to make the ticket
situation the best for everyone,”
he said, noting that it’s too early
to say if and how such an idea
will come to fruition.
Bushman stressed that the
block of tickets reserved for
spouses would not be drawn
from the same pool as student
tickets but would come from
general admission seats.
Although the push for spouse
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(the lottery referendum) at all,”
Rep. Maggie Jeffus, D-
tee, also said
she has little
will not include
the lottery in
placed the lottery' on his budget
requests in the past, but when
the legislation came to a vote, it
failed, leaving a portion of the
budget nonexistent, she said.
Jeffus said the governor is
probably trying to avoid a simi
lar situation until the lottery’s
SEE LOTTERY, PAGE 4
tickets emerged with Bushman’s
constituency in mind, student
leaders said any program should
also affect undergraduates
meaning the effort’s success could
have widespread consequences.
Last semester 1,748 students
identified themselves as having
spouses. This population breaks
down into 1,348 graduates, 193
elect, said that
he wants to
has lobbied for
exploring the feasibility of tickets
for spouses and that he plans to
attend the group’s meeting.
Both Bushman and Johnson
said restricting such a program
to spouses would be difficult,
noting that if one student can
take a spouse, another might be
able to make a valid argument
for taking a parent.
Bushman said a pilot program
for early season nonconference
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