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VOLUME 113, ISSUE 78
Single campus precinct unlikely to pass
DIVIDED BOARD OF ELECTIONS
COULD PROVE INITIATIVE’S END
BY ERIN FRANCE
Superprecincts will not be appear
ing in Chapel Hill this November, and
they might not come at all.
The superprecincts measure, which
would allow voters in the Chapel Hill
township to cast their ballots in any
southern precinct in the county, was
struck down in early September by a
member of the Orange County Board
now sees a dim
outlook of ever
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Former vice presidential candidate turned UNC faculty member John Edwards is busying himself with work on high-profile task forces and through constant criticism of
the current presidential administration. Edwards said he is continuing his presidential candidacy theme of dealing with two Americas through his work in Chapel Hill
A MAN WITH MANY HATS
BY ERIN GIBSON
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
While former senator and vice presidential candi
date John Edwards might not be working in the
White House, his position at UNC could give him
the opportunity to make a nationwide difference.
He has been juggling his time between directing the
Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at UNC and pur
suing his personal goals to end poverty and raise awareness
about the issue.
Laura Hogshead, assistant director of the center, said
Edwards is on campus about once a week.
Task force sees first specifics
BY BRIAN HUDSON
With just one meeting left on
the agenda, the group that will
advise Chancellor James Moeser
on the University’s tuition policy
is on the brink of making its rec
The Tuition Advisory Task
Force took major steps toward
its goal during its meeting
Wednesday, the fourth thus far.
Due to an editing error, a
Wednesday front page photo
cutline misidentifies Peggy
Adams and Nancy Jackson.
The women’s names are
switched in the cutline.
The Daily Tar Heel apolo
gizes for the error.
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Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange,
sponsored the bill, which passed the
N.C. General Assembly in August.
“The vote for the local board of
elections had to be unanimous for the
superprecincts,” Kinnaird said.
The vote rode on three members of
the county board of elections.
For superprecincts to become a real
ity, the legislature might have to pass
FORUM ON TUITION
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Murphey 116
Host: SBP President Seth Dearmin
Task force members discussed
specific numbers for the first time
and mulled three broad tuition
proposals ranging from a $l5O
across-the-board hike to a SI,OOO
hike levied on out-of-state stu
dents and S3OO for their in-state
The plans were drawn up ear-
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an amendment allowing for a majority
vote of approval by the board.
William Knight, a member of the
board of elections, was the only dis
senting vote against the superpre
Knight said he voted against the
measure because it did not include a
provision for voter identification.
He said the board sent a letter to
the General Assembly asking that it
include mandatory voter identifica
tion in the superprecinct legisla
Kinnaird said she did not want
voter identification included in the bill
His two-year part time appointment pro
vides him with $40,000 annually.
Hogshead said Edwards is working on his
own programs and political commitments
when he’s not at UNC.
Last week Edwards was in Russia for
meetings as the co-chairman of an indepen
dent task force on U.S.-Russia relations for
the Council on Foreign Relations.
“We’re in Russia meeting with govern
ment officials, members of the press, leaders
of (nongovernmental organizations) there
to find out what’s happening in Russia and
prepare,” he said.
The task force, which first formed May 31
and for which Jack Kemp is the other co-chair
lier this week by Provost Robert
Shelton and Student Body
President Seth Dearmin, co
chairmen of the task force.
“It’s time to frame the discus
sion quantitatively,” Shelton said
at the beginning of the meeting.
He said the proposals were not
endorsed by the group’s leaders
but rather were meant to encour
But task force members shied
away from favoring any specific
number, instead focusing on
where revenue from a tuition hike
SEE TASK FORCE, PAGE 4
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Chapel Hill has long
established itself as a bastion
for indie art fare, competing
with New York and L.A. for
small-budget film attractions.
because it could intimidate potential
“It can be used to deny people
votes, because it can make it very
difficult,” she said.
She said that without a driver’s
license, the obstacle of finding
acceptable identification could dis
Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie, said
identification was a critical part of liv
ing in the world today and should not
be left out of voting.
“It should be mandatory,” he said.
“You can’t get on a plane, train or
motor machine without identifica
man, reviews U.S. policy toward Russia.
Edwards also is initiating programs at home
to combat poverty in the United States.
“We’re going to be having an event here as
sort of a kickoff to something that I’m doing
—a national college tour to raise awareness
of poverty and to get students on campuses
around the country engaged in their own state
in fighting poverty,” he said. “We’ve got people
on campuses all over the country whose job it
will be to find projects for people to do after
we come and have the event there.”
While campaigning last election year,
Edwards talked about making college acces-
SEE EDWARDS, PAGE 4
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BY STEPHEN MOORE
A meeting to be held this Friday
could be the first step toward dra
matic changes in tuition policy for the
UNC-system Board of Governors.
A proposal sent to members of the
board’s tuition policy task force would
set a specific range for tuition increases
at each system campus, to be adjusted
annually, instead of the current pro
cess that allows the board to set widely
varying increases each year.
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HIGH STAKE SELLING
More than 20 UNC students
were auctioned off to the
highest bidder Wednesday
during a Masala fundraiser to
benefit the Carolina Covenant.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2005
Brock said he also was concerned
about how superprecinct voting
would affect funding for voting in his
“If Orange County is trying this new
project and buying more machines,
that’s going to cut into our share,” he
Others said superprecincts could
lead to big problems instead of big
Carolyn Thomas, director of elec
tions for Orange County, said south-
SEE PRECINCT, PAGE 4
UNC professor to
speak in December
BY MEREDITH KING
Seniors graduating this December
will be sent into the real world after
a commencement speech by Etta
Pisano, Kenan professor of radiology
and biomedical engineering.
also is director of
Center and a
member of the
for her work in
breast cancer pre
She led a
research team that
from her breast
showed that the use of digital mam
mography technology can detect can
cer more effectively than traditional
screen film mammography for certain
groups of women.
“I think she’s someone who is very
profound, especially because of her
breakthrough research on breast
cancer,” said Senior Class President
Bobby Whisnant, a member of the
speaker selection committee.
Faculty Chairwoman Judith
Wegner, who also serves on the com
mittee, said she is excited that stu
dents from all disciplines will have the
opportunity to hear Pisano speak.
“I think Dr. Pisano is outstanding,”
Wegner said. “I know that sometimes
the students, many of whom are
SEE SPEAKER, PAGE 4
“One thing that we have talked about
is, do we want to look at a way to sys
tematically determine a rate of increase
instead of just letting the board decide
each year,” said Hannah Gage, co
chairwoman of the task force.
The plan under consideration
would allow system schools to
request tuition increases based on
the average rates at national peer
universities, opening the possibility
of yearly increases to keep pace with
rising tuition costs nationwide.
According to an estimate already
prepared by the system financial
affairs office, the maximum allow-
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