VOLUME 113, ISSUE 104
UNC announces speaker
the Class of
2006 at spring
TEACH FOR AMERICA FOUNDER BOOKED FOR MAY
BY BRIAN HUDSON
University officials announced Monday
that Wendy Kopp, president and founder
of Teach for America, will deliver this
year’s spring Commencement address.
Executive Associate Provost Steve
Allred, who served as chairman of the
Commencement speaker advisory com
mittee, said Kopp’s mission of public
service is analogous to the University’s
mission of service to the state.
“This struck me as something that fits
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are deputy directors of the Orange County Board of Elections. Elections officials will see months of preparation tested at the polls today during Election Day.
CHAPEL HIT T.
Mayor s race pits disparate candidates
BY BRIANNA BISHOP
During the summer, filing opened
for municipal candidates.
Many road signs and forums later,
it all comes down to this.
Eligible Chapel Hill voters will
have one last chance to head to the
polls today and choose who they
want to be their voices of represen
tation in the community.
For the candidates, today marks
the end of several months of cam
paigning, debating and trying to
single themselves out as the most
viable candidates. “The campaign
for me personally has gone great,”
said Chapel Hill Town Council can
didate Laurin Easthom, who is vying
for one of four open seats.
Looking back on the previous
months, most candidates say they’re
pleased with the progress of the
season and the rapport they’ve built
with one another. “One of the most
refreshing things about this elec
tion has been the field of candidates
we’ve had,” candidate and University
student Jason Baker said.
In terms of getting their messages
Due to an reporting error, a
photo accompanying Monday’s
front page story, “An unsettling
Katie McCollum as a UNC
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out, candidates also claim successes.
“I think it’s been a solid campaign
season as far as dissemination of
information is concerned,” said
incumbent Mayor Kevin Foy.
Though their stance on certain
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Chapel Hill issues
Carolina North: proposed
satellite campus has raised
concerns about parking,
estimated at 17,000 spaces.
Affordable housing: homes
for residents making less than
80 percent of the area's median
income, or $39,950 for one
person. Inclusionary zoning
policies dr alterations to
payment-in-lieu are solutions.
Wi-Fi: wireless Internet along
Franklin Street and other key
locations around town..
Due to an editing error, the
photo cutline accompanying
Monday’s front page story,
“A heck-UVa. win for UNC,”
incorrectly states that last year
was the only time the UNC
women’s soccer team did not
win the ACC Tournament.
The team was defeated by
N.C. State in 1988.
The Daily Tar Heel apolo
gizes for the error.
in with the focus on public service and
engagement,” Allred said. “Apparently
Carolina is one of the top schools in con
tributing volunteers and employees to
Teach for America.”
Kopp conceived the idea for Teach
for America in her senior thesis while at
Founded in 1990, the program trains
college graduates as teachers and places
them in rural and urban schools that lack
solid educational outcomes.
More than 14,000 graduates since
ELECTION DAY 2005
Mayor s race a battle for differences
BY MEGHAN DAVIS
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
After months of work and plan
ning, only a few hours remain for
voters, a final chance to voice their
opinion and for candidates, a final
chance to make their voices heard.
The candidates for Carrboro mayor
and Board of Aldermen will spend
tonight in and around downtown.
They’ll make the rounds at the polls,
check in with their campaign volun
teers and finally, wait for results.
“It was really weird voting and
seeing my name on a ballot,” said
hopeful Randee Haven-O’Donnell.
They’ll wait within walking dis
tance of one another— walkabil
ity being an oft-discussed feature
of Carrboro —and many in locally
owned downtown businesses eco
nomic sustainability being another.
They’ve spent the last weeks high
lighting their town’s strengths and
what they can offer to make it better.
Incumbents try to speak with their
votes on issues. Alderman Jacquelyn
Gist, a 16-year board veteran, jokes
that she just never stopped running.
Others harp on how their every
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have participated in the program, teach
ing about 2 million students.
“I think she’s got a phenomenal story
to tell,” said Student Body President Seth
Dearmin, a member of the speaker com
mittee. “She’s going to be someone that
appeals to family and to students.”
Forty-three graduates from the class
of 2005 joined Teach for America, mak
ing it the largest single employer in last
year’s graduating class, according to a
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day lives demonstrate their commit
ment to public service.
Mayoral candidate Mark Chilton
worked for Empowerment Inc., a
group that advocates for affordable
housing, while competitor Alex
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Bolin Creek: preserving quality
of the waterway that flows
through the center of Carrboro
from the northern part of town to
making the town more
economically viable to increase
quality of life.
representing the town's growing
Latino population and ensuring
that affordable housing is
available to all residents.
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WE GOT PARKING
Faced with a $13.8 million loan,
to be paid off during 30 years,
officials still see a lack of
interest in short-term parking at
the Rams Head parking deck.
Commencement speakers announced
University officials have in recent years announced the spring commencement
speaker early in the fall semester.’This year the process took one month longer.
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The candidates speak | What they want
voters to remember at the polls, inside
core election issue
BY KIRSTEN BEATTIE
For some University students, living in
Chapel Hill means attending classes on
campus and going out on Franklin Street.
Local government is student government.
People live in Chapel Hill, some
believe, simply for the University.
For Chapel Hill residents, life exists
beyond the University, but like an elephant
in a room, the campus cannot be ignored.
Today’s Chapel Hill Town Council elec
tions call attention to the importance of
these perspectives converging, underscor
ing the relationship between the town and
the University, better known as town
With the University in the midst of cre
ating a steering committee of students and
community members to help with Carolina
North, a planned satellite campus off
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, a good
working relationship is crucial to serve the
interests of both town and gown.
Chancellor James Moeser said the
election reflects the town’s investment
in the University’s expansion plans.
“It’s election week,” Moeser said. “I think
if you just read what people are saying who
are running and watch the discussion of
the University and Carolina North, I think
that’s the number one issue in this town.”
Moeser is optimistic about the state
of town-gown relations, and he said he
and Mayor Kevin Foy have developed a
strong working relationship.
“I’d say I have a great relationship with
Mayor Kevin Foy that’s really built over
the last few years,” Moeser said.
Foy also said that relations are “basically
very good.” The town and campus maintain
open lines of communication, he said.
“The University and the town, what
most people don’t realize,” Foy said,
“is that the University and town work
together everyday on myriad issues.”
The openness of the lines of commu
nication between town and gown has
characterized how positively or negatively
relations are perceived.
While some in the past have perceived
poor town-gown relations as a result of
the University’s expansion, current sen
timent seems to agree with Moeser that
relations are improving.
Jonathan Howes, former Chapel Hill
mayor and an advisor to Moeser on town
issues, said relations are positive now
because the University’s expansion has
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FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT
The Hosty v. Carter freedom of
the press case moves ahead
as the Supreme Court requests
a formal response from the
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