WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2005
Class to hash out gift plans
Much work needed for welcome sign
BY KIRSTEN BEATTIE
After the announcement of the
senior class’s decision to place a
welcome sign on McCorkle Place
as its class gift, attention now turns
Senior Class President Bobby
Whisnant said the welcome sign is
definite, but nothing beyond that
has been determined.
“We haven’t actually decided
what the sign is going to look like,”
“We w ant to do something that’s
uniform with the University,” he
said. “But we also want to do some
thing new. This is our legacy.”
Plans for a class gift require thor
ough review, said Paul Kapp, campus
historic preservation manager.
“This is a process of review and
comment, and then review again
and comment,” Kapp said.
Considerations in planning
must include content, design, spe
cific location and the effects on
The review process will require
participation among students,
Kapp, the University adminis
tration and UNC landscape and
■ The Carolina Phonathon will
begin contacting students to join
the Heelraisers Student Giving
Society today. Each year hundreds
of students make private contribu
tions to anywhere in the University.
Go to carolinafirst.unc.edu/heel
raisers for more information.
■ Sign up to dance in the Bth
Annual UNC Dance Marathon all
this week at www.uncmarathon.
org. No dance experience is neces
sary just stand for 24 hours Feb.
24 and Feb. 25 in support of the
N.C. Children’s Hospital. Sign-ups
end at 5 p.m. Friday.
■ Sign up this week in the V-day
folder in the information hub of the
Student Union to audition for The
Vagina Monologues. Auditions will
be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov.
14 and Nov. 15 in Manning 209.
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The Class of 2002 presented its
design for Do-Ho Suh’s Unsung
Founders Memorial, also on
McCorkle Place, to a campus arts
advisory committee and to the
chancellor’s buildings and grounds
Ultimately, new designs for
McCorkle Place go before the
Board of Trustees.
“One of the things that we try to
do is to try to do something that is
both suitable for the gift and also
appropriate and suitable for the
campus,” Kapp said.
Jarrod Jenkins, a senior who
served on the service committee of
marshals, said that while plans are
preliminary only, the committee
envisions something three-dimen
sional as opposed to a traditional
He described something topo
graphic, “something that says ‘you
While he said the committee
hopes students ultimately will
design the sign, ideally it will be
“Not as tall as the Bell Tower,” he
said, “but proportional.”
Students have mixed opinions
and visions of the welcome sign.
T-shirts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
today, Thursday and Monday in the
Pit. The “Great Breasts are worth
fighting for” shirts promote breast
■ “Child Marriages,” a film
exploring the social roots of the
custom in the rural Indian village
Kambalathu Naicker, will be shown
from noon to 1 p.m. today in the
■ A panel of five experts
moderated by former Sen. John
Edwards will discuss “Katrina’s
Lessons: Moving Forward in the
Fight Against Poverty” from 5 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m. today in Carroll 111.
■ The Medieval Studies
Curriculum will present “Living
by the Sea: An Ethnography of
Maritime Communities in Medieval
England” by Maryanne Kowaleski,
a visiting scholar from the National
Humanities Center, at 5 p.m. today
in Hamilton 569.
Elizabeth Foster, a senior commu
nications major, said she hopes the
welcome sign will reflect the senior
“I hope that it represents our cre
ativeness and classiness,” she said.
Carr Harkrader, a senior politi
cal science major who preferred the
advising endowment, said he ques
tions the placement of the sign.
Harkrader, who likes the “seam
less transition from town to cam
pus,” said he thinks a sign on
McCorkle Place is unnecessary.
“Of all the places where we need
a sign, that’s probably not one of
them,” he said.
Connie Bryant, a senior psy
chology and African-American
studies major, said she thinks the
sign is a good idea but is not very
excited about it.
“It doesn’t really matter to me,”
she said. “I’m not going to be here
to see it.”
Whisnant said seniors should
note that the sign will not be up
“It’s important for seniors to
realize this is not going to be some
thing they see by May 14,” he said.
“There’s a lot of avenues we need to
go through even to break ground.”
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■ Advocates of Human Rights
will show the documentary “Well-
Founded Fear,” a film about grant
ing asylum to refugees, at 7 p.m.
today in Hamilton 100.
■ Table Talk: Mental Illness on
Campus will take place at 8 p.m.
today in Murphey 116. Table Talk
provides an atmosphere in which to
discuss needs for the mentally ill and
those who care about them at UNC.
■ Alpha Phi Omega, a coed
service fraternity, is hosting a Bar
Night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. today
at Bub O’Malleys. There is no cover
charge. Donations for the Carolina
Earthquake Relief Coalition will
be accepted at the door. There will
be beer-pong tournaments, $4.25
pitchers and prizes.
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Seniors disappointed with speaker
Say choice needs
to be big-name
BY KATIE CLINE
For many seniors, spring
Commencement cannot come soon
enough, but some students have
expressed dissatisfaction with this
After months of brain
storming and negotiations, the
University announced Monday the
Commencement speaker advisory
committee’s selection Wendy
Kopp, founder and president of
Teach for America.
“There are a lot of speakers
that people could be more excited
about,” said Laurel Wamsley, a
senior history major.
In past years, speakers such as
comedian Bill Cosby and ESPN
anchor Stuart Scott have offered
departing words to students.
Some seniors said they would
rather have a more prominent fig
ure like those in the past.
“Their reputation comes with
them,” said Jamilah Taylor, a senior
psychology major, adding that she
is not familiar with Kopp’s ideals.
Senior Class President Bobby
Whisnant said several other invita
tions for Commencement speaker
■ A wallet and two credit cards
were stolen Sunday from Fetzer Gym
when a UNC employee put his wallet
down to play basketball, according to
University police reports.
There are no suspects at the
time, and the case is under further
investigation, reports state.
■ Tyrone Lea was arrested
Sunday on counts of larceny, shop
lifting and trespassing, according
to University police reports.
Lea was charged with stealing
a blue Nike jacket, worth approxi
mately S6O, reports state.
Lea was cleared by arrest and
taken before the magistrate, accord
ing to reports. He was released on
written promise to appear in court
■ Three men were arrested
Tuesday morning on charges of
attempting to steal a bicycle on
West Cameron Avenue, according
to Chapel Hill police reports.
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were sent out, but a deal could not
be worked out.
“Some of the people the chancel
lor wanted before, he wasn’t able
to confirm,” he said. “She was actu
ally the first one we were able to get
Kopp might not be a household
name, but senior psychology major
Kristen Elmore said she will wait to
judge the speaker.
“I can’t judge it until I hear them
speak. She doesn’t have to be well
known to be a good speaker.”
Other students are skeptical
because of the speaker’s ties to the
Teach for America program. A pro
gram that began in 1990, it trains
college graduates as teachers and
places them in schools that lack solid
Although Billy Smith, a senior
American studies major, said that
though he understands the pro
gram’s good intentions where
students commit to two years of
teaching he said he sees a larger
need for career teachers.
“It takes the less-prepared teach
ers and puts them in the toughest
schools,” he said.
With such a large amount of
graduates joining Teach for America
each year, many students see Kopp
as an appropriate speaker.
“It seems fitting for our class and
for Carolina,” said Lauren Westafer
Holt of 100 Louis Armstrong-B,
Steven Richard Bullock of 306 N.
Estes Drive, and Elton Bernard
Degraffenreidt, also known as
Joron Hurmanton, of 101 Johnson
St., were arrested at 1:37 a.m. at
506 W. Franklin St.
Bullock and Degraffenreidt each
were charged with two counts of lar
ceny, and Holt was charged with one
charge of larceny after the men tried
to take a bicycle from a porch.
The three were released on writ
ten promises to appear in court and
are scheduled to appear in District
Criminal Court in Hillsborough on
Dec. 12, according to reports.
■ Chapel Hill police reports state
that two men were arrested Monday
at 450 W. Franklin St.
Tarance Young, who listed his
address as the streets of Chapel
Hill, was cited and released at 11:32
p.m. on charges of panhandling
near an automated teller machine,
according to reports.
Reports state that Young asked
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a senior history major, adding that
many of her friends are applying to
Chasity Wilson, president of the
Residence Hall Association and a
senior English major, said she has
heard Kopp speak in the past to a
“I think that she is very inspira
tional ... but I’m not sure how she’ll
be with a large group,” Wilson said.
Although she is looking forward
to Kopp’s speech, Wilson said she
would have liked to have had a
choice in the decision. “I don’t feel
like the senior class had any say.”
Whisnant said that he supports
the selection and that Kopp will be
popular because of the large par
ticipation in the Teach for America
“She will be someone who will be
able to appeal to seniors,” he said.
For those seniors disappointed in
the Commencement speaker, they
can look forward to the announce
ment of the Senior Day speaker.
Last year comedian Mo Rocca
entertained seniors days before
“We are looking for someone who
can address seniors directly and that
seniors would be interested in hear
ing from,” Whisnant said.
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a plainclothes officer for $8 after
dark. At 11:42 p.m., 10 minutes
later, Martin Samuel Hardesty, of
831 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.-5,
was arrested on charges of public
consumption of alcohol, according
Reports state that Hardesty’s
charge resulted from a plain
clothes officer’s observation of him
consuming a pint of Bud Ice while
walking on the sidewalk.
Hardesty was released on a writ
ten promise to appear in court and
is scheduled to appear in District
Criminal Court in Hillsborough on
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