VOLUME 113, ISSUE 79
Williams a Spur
UNC basketball alumnus
Jawad Williams signed with
the San Antonio Spurs, the
team announced Thursday.
Williams will join the team
Tuesday for training camp.
was a four-year
starter for the Tar
Heels, scoring 13.1
points per game his
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School’s kindergarten class watches as a butterfly flies off a
tree branch at the new butterfly garden at the N.C. Children’s
Hospital on Thursday. One hundred butterflies were released at
fails to attract
BY JENNY RUBY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
A tuition forum, organized by
student leaders hoping to com
municate with the student body
about potential tuition hikes, was
plagued Thursday night by a lack
of publicity and student interest
Student Body President Seth
Dearmin said earlier this week
that he would use the forum to
gauge student opinion. But of the
18 students to attend the event,
most were members of student
“I thought the information pre
sented was exactly what students
need to hear,” said Mary Williams,
one of Dearmin’s executive assis
tants. “I think it’s a shame more
people didn’t come to hear.”
Dearmin explained the tuition
process to the group and detailed
progress made by the tuition
advisory task force, of which he
serves as co-chairman.
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Bowles primed as next leader
BY KAVITA PILLAI
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Former U.S. Senate candidate
Erskine Bowles is the sole finalist for
the position of the next president of
the UNC system, all but ensuring that
he will assume the post Jam 1.
The UNC presidential search com
mittee, led by Board of Governors
Chairman Brad Wilson, announced
Bowles as its unanimous choice
Thursday, only five months after the
committee was formed. President
Molly Broad announced her retire
He said tuition increases
might be necessary to retain top
faculty and graduate students.
The task force discussed num
bers for the first time Wednesday
and expects to cement a proposal
during its Oct. 10 meeting.
Dearmin said the task force
is focusing heavily on graduate
Adrian Johnston, student
body vice president and a task
force member, explained that the
group also is looking at race and
“We want to ensure that
tuition increases are not alter
ing the make up of the campus,”
Johnston said. “It really funda
mentally affects what Carolina is
Dearmin announced the forum
for the first time publicly Monday
night and said he would rely on
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ment in early April.
The committee made the decision
earlier this week, and the full board
will meet Monday to vote on the rec
Bowles, a Charlotte businessman
and former chief of staff for President
Clinton, was named as a possible can
didate before the search process even
began, gamering endorsements from
state legislators and media attention
But Wilson said the 13-member
committee conducted a full and thor
the dedication ceremony for the garden, a project headed up by
Derek Baker of Boy Scout Troop 39 in Chapel Hill for his eagle
project. The garden is designed to enhance the lives and healing
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LIVE 8 COMES TO CHAPEL HILL
BY KELLY GIEDRAITIS
London. Moscow. Berlin. Paris.
Tokyo. Philadelphia. Johannesburg.
And now, Chapel Hill.
This summer, Live 8, an interna
tional series of free concerts, rocked
the world. Today, Chapel Hill will
host its own free Live 8 concert
to raise awareness about poverty,
social injustice and education.
Recording artist Edwin McCain
and other entertainers will join
Displaced students see cloudy prospects
BY LAURA PHELPS
Universities across the nation
welcomed thousands of students
displaced by Hurricane Katrina
for the fall but are hesitant to
make their status permanent
Many university officials say
they don’t want to steal Gulf Coast
students and will require them to
go through regular admissions
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OPEN AND SHUT SPACE
The closing of four UNC
park-and-ride lots after being
free to the public for a month
excites permit holders who
were feeling a space crunch.
ough search that resulted in only one
“I think we were surprised that
we were able to reach a conclusion
this early,” he said. “Like we have said
since the beginning, we would work
until we are finished. And it just so
happened that we have reached the
end this week.”
Amanda Devore, former president
of the UNC Association of Student
Governments and a member of the
search committee, also said the time
frame of the search is not indicative of
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campus performing groups, such
as the Clef Hangers and Bhangra
Elite, at 5 p.m. in Polk Place.
Campus Y has been organizing
the concert since this summer,
and group leaders hope the event
“We need to be careful that we
have an even-handed approach
and that we are not trying to poach
students from other schools,” said
UNC Provost Robert Shelton.
“At the same time, students
have every right to apply to any
university that they want to and
get fair consideration.”
He said that UNC, which
enrolled 14 displaced students,
does not accept spring admissions,
“The decision was clear,” she said.
“So we didn’t see any need to go any
Although the vote wasn’t expected
until later this year, BOG members say
the process was as open to the public
as it could be. The board held four
public forums at the beginning of the
search to solicit public input.
“You cannot perform a search in
a personnel matter that’s open to the
SEE BOWLES, PAGE 4
BY STEPHEN MOORE
Almost 25 years after serving as a clerk to then-
Associate Justice William Rehnquist, John Roberts
was sworn in Thursday to take the place of his former
mentor as chief justice of the United States.
“The Senate has confirmed a man with an astute
mind and a kind heart,” said President Bush during
the White House swearing-in ceremony.
“All Americans can be confident that the 17th Chief
Justice of the United States will be prudent in exercising
judicial power, firm in defending judicial independence
and, above all, a faithful guardian of the Constitution.”
Thursday’s ceremony brought to an end the 10-
week campaign by the White House to win confirma
tion for Bush’s first Supreme Court nominee.
The Senate approved Roberts, the youngest chief
justice since John Marshall, by a margin of 78 to 22,
with half of the chamber’s Democrats voting nay.
“I will try to ensure, in the discharge of my respon
sibilities, that, with the help of my colleagues, I can
pass on to my children’s generation a charter of
SEE ROBERTS, PAGE 4
Chief Justice of the United States
Clerked for then-Associate
Justice William Rehnquist
on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Served as the Principal Deputy Solicitor General;
argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court.
Served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit.
attracts interest in global issues.
“Live 8 is important because
students at UNC are privileged
to have what we have,” said soph
omore Manisha Panjwani, the
Campus Y’s head organizer for
the event. “We have the capabil
ity to help others who don’t have
what we do.”
Campus Y has invited numerous
student groups to participate in the
event During the concert, groups
will set up tables to provide infor
mation about global problems.
so displaced students must apply
for enrollment for fall 2006.
Weston Davis, a Tulane
University student who is study
ing at UNC, said he received noti
fication from Tulane officials that
the school will open for an abbre
viated spring semester.
He said most students are
enthusiastic about returning to
their home institutions, but he is
wary of going back and plans to fill
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The annual college fair held
at the Smith Center marks
the first time the two county
school districts have joined
together for the event.
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the UNC system.
Campus Y Co-president Stephen
Lassiter said he hopes the concert
will entice students to learn more
about issues such as poverty while
enjoying the festivities.
“I hope the concert will draw a
crowd that of people who wouldn’t
necessarily hear about social
issues,” Lassiter said.
The main goal of the Live 8 con
cert is to raise awareness about the
Millennium Development Goals,
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out a transfer application to UNC.
“The city and the state is not
what it was,” he said, adding that
he will give Tulane a chance before
making a final decision.
Nearly 5,500 students have
been displaced to Texas alone
from the Gulf Coast region, and it
is too early to know how many will
want to stay, said Ray Grasshoff,
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