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Students sign petitions in support of two recently proposed amendments to the Darfur Accountability Act as part of a rally put on by Students United for
Darfur Awareness Now in Polk Place on Thursday afternoon. Participants stood in the quad for two hours before marching and taking their cause to the Pit.
BY HILARY DELBRIDGE staff writer
More than 250 students came face to face with images of brutality, suffering and
death in Polk Place on Thursday afternoon.
And the message to spark awareness and to rally against the Darfur, Sudan,
crisis conveyed a sense of urgency that invaded the once-peaeeful quad.
“It’s one of those issues you can’t say ‘no’ to,” said Julia Marden, member of Students United for
Darfur Awareness Now. “No one is pro-genocide.”
Students stood to shed light on the Sudan crisis that has resulted in more than 350,000 deaths
and the displacement of more than 2 million people.
“Our aim was two-fold,” said Matt
Craig, event organizer and SUDAN
member. “There are still a number
of people on campus and in the com
munity who just don’t know about
the situation in Darfur. We hope to
expose people to what’s going on and
to show them that they do have a
Students held signs with facts about
the genocide and phone numbers of
local politicians. The demonstrators
urged students to call in to support
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How the town
BY TED STRONG
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Zoning in and around university
campuses often is a divisive issue,
though the town of Chapel Hill’s
recent controversy with UNC-Chapel
Hill officials seems moderate when
compared with some other college
University and town officials agree
that municipal zoning is key to the
Apple Chill gears up for another year’s festivities
Despite safety concerns, town prepares for fun
BY JENNIFER FAIR
Cloggers, motorcycles and free condoms
will fill Franklin Street on Sunday and
transform downtown for the 34th Apple
Chill street festival.
The festival will take over the area of
Franklin Street between Henderson and
Mallette streets from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sonya Reddick Shaw, programming
and marketing supervisor for the town
Parks and Recreation Department said
she expects 40,000 to 50,000 people to
“Festivals like Apple Chill 'are good
opportunities to bring people in from out
side and show off,” said Aaron Nelson, exec
utive director of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Chamber of Commerce, an event sponsor.
“We are always excited to support any
event that brings 50,000 people down
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two recently proposed amendments
to the Darfur Accountability Act,
which calls for the government to
help end the genocide and bring a
return to normalcy in the war-torn
A recent addition to the Darfur
Accountability Act proposes adding
$53 million to strengthen the African
Union mission in Darfur and S4O
million for additional disaster aid.
“The point of the rally is that there
are amendments that should be
relationship they have forged, even
with the rough patches.
The bumps often stem from devel
opment at the edges of established
campuses and the areas just beyond,
where the town and gown not only
interact, but also rub one another—
sometimes the wrong way.
Chapel Hill Town Council member
Mark Kleinschmidt said recent bor
der disputes locally began in 2003
Shaw said about 175 vendors will partici
pate in this year’s festival. Local businesses
also will be open throughout the celebra
But not everyone is as excited as Shaw
While Apple Chill is lauded as a popu
lar community attraction, past events have
drawn scrutiny because of violence that has
occurred at unofficial “After Chill” events,
when motorcyclists and others often take
Last year, the town held a motorcycle
and car send-off at the end of the festival
as a way to help bridge the gap that some
people said existed between the afternoon
and the evening crowds.
But there was still a reported stabbing at
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passed,” said Tim Phillips, a sopho
more participant. “We need to sign
petitions and call senators today to let
them know what we’re all about and
to show them the sense of urgency.”
After standing in Polk Place for
two hours, students walked to the Pit
to place the images, along with their
signatures supporting the end of the
crisis, on a 60-foot banner.
“It’s not whether the information is
out there, it’s whether or not people
receive it,” Craig said. “The idea of
when the town approved UNC-CH’s
combination chiller plant/parking
garage, which will loom above the
historic Gimghoul neighborhood.
“It’s just common sense that as
those projects approach the edge of
campus that neighborhood interests
become more influential because at
that point of juncture, the interests
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The Apple Chill doggers perform during the festivities on Franklin Street
last year. This year's event will take place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
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having pictures is so that students
are forced to walk through it. It will
open people’s eyes and ears.”
Abdalla Adam, director of relief
and development for the Darfur
Peace and Development Fund, con
cluded the rally by speaking about
the crisis situation and praising the
students for their compassion and
awareness of the issue.
“Student activism is really the key
to success,” Adam said.
He said human rights and educa
tional issues in the west African nation
need to be addressed because of the
inhumane conditions under which the
children of Darfur must live.
“We are trying to build a bridge
between the United States and the
needy children in Darfur so that they
will know who is really helping them
and so that they will remember that
for the rest of their lives,” Adam said.
“That will build a better human rela-
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“By and large,
I think that we
and the town
are doing our
best to balance
our two sets of
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“I was sad when I left. But if I
stayed Id probably be a raging
aklwlic and a drug addict, and
Id get nothing done.”
LEWIS BLACK, comedian, on leaving unc
to the Hill
BY JIM WALSH
ASSISTANT ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
Sometimes, it’s good to be a black sheep.
A regular on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,”
comedian Lewis Black has achieved national promi
nence with his acerbic brand of political commentary
and racy stand-up.
He just released a best-sell
ing book and is on the road
two-thirds of the year. This
weekend, he’s stopping off
on campus for the Carolina
Though Black has a degree
from Yale University, he always
tells people he got his start in
Chapel Hill he graduated
from UNC in 1970.
Perhaps it was the
University’s storied tradition
that won a place in his heart.
More likely, it’s just as Black
puts it: Telling people he went to Yale doesn’t get him
laid any faster.
It was a typical comment from the guy who’s built
an empire on negativity.
Black, 56, transferred to the University during his
That was in the late 19605, when he had aspira
tions of becoming a famous playwright.
That was before he perfected the now-famous
mad-guy act that has won over throngs of college
politicos with its firebrand wit.
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Instructors try to combat
21st-century crib sheets
BY JULIA FURLONG
When one of Jay Smith’s students wants to make
a trip to the restroom during an exam, he’d better be
prepared for a quick detour.
“My students have to empty their pockets before
leaving an exam,” said the history professor.
Students might perceive such stringent guide
lines as overblown, Smith said, but in an age when
they commonly have access to gadgets ranging from
camera phones to Web-enabled Blackßerry devices,
“I see it as a necessity for maintaining the integrity
of the test.”
Colleges nationwide are grappling with a way to
reconcile two equally pressing dilemmas: how to keep
students competitive in the 21st-century economy
and how to prevent cutting-edge technologies from
being exploited for academic dishonesty.
Such issues abound at UNC, deemed the fifth most
wired campus in the nation by the Princeton Review
Even Smith’s future students are likely to experi
ence a curriculum with computer-administered tests
“It’s mainly because the students are more tech
nologically attuned than I am,” Smith said. “And it
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