VOLUME 113, ISSUE 106
Results spark more questions
TURNOUT REMAINS LOW,
CORE ISSUES NOT EVIDENT
BY BRIANNA BISHOP AND
The election results are in, but
questions about Tuesday’s out
come still remain.
WITH GOALS STEADY,
GROUP EXPANDS CORE
Angela Cracker decorates a mural in the Pit on Wednesday as part of the Black Student Movement's goal of promoting solidarity among blacks and people of all races.
BY COURTNEY LEIGH MILLER, STAFF WRITER
With a rainbow of hands contrasted against a
stark black wall, a Black Student Movement
mural marks the larger evolution of the voice
of the University’s black advocacy group.
Students of all races were invited Wednesday night to con
tribute their unique handprints to the mural, which sought
to symbolize racial solidarity.
“If you’re working for the good of people who have been tra
ditionally or historically oppressed, then you’re working for the
good of all people,” said BSM executive board member Carmen
Credit union woes
hit North Carolina
BY STEPHANIE NEWTON
Culminating in August, the nation
has seen the slowest 12-month sav
ings growth rate on record for the
credit union industry.
In light of the decrease in
growth, North Carolina’s State
Employees’ Credit Union is hop
ing to draw more patrons back
into the fold.
“Folks are saving less in gen
eral terms,” said Mike Lord, chief
financial officer and senior vice
president of the State Employees’
Credit Union. “Money is going into
the stock market or certificates of
deposit at other institutions.”
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One thing that’s for certain is
that voter turnout was low Tuesday,
though candidates can only wonder
what consequences that had for
Only 14.83 percent of eligible vot-
. Lord’s remark comes in the wake
of a report issued in October by the
Credit Union National Association
that cites an August decrease of
0.9 percent in the savings balances
housed at credit unions across the
SECU serves 1.25 million North
Carolinians in 90 of 100 counties
that’s one in every eight resi
dents, Lord said.
Leigh Brady, senior vice presi
dent of education services for
SECU, attributed the decrease of
growth to a stronger economy and
more attractive investing options
SEE CREDIT, PAGE 4
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Morrison Residence Hall is
closed down this year to
allow for renovations,
including the addition of solar
ers in the county cast their ballots,
according to unofficial results.
“I was really disappointed with
the turnout overall, not just the
students,” said University student
Jason Baker, who placed last in
the Chapel Hill race. “I’m not sure
how the turnout affected me per
sonally, if I would’ve done better
“Ending racism doesn’t just benefit black
people or Latinos or South Asians, it benefits
The event was more than an attempt to
demonstrate the importance of diversity on
campus. Beyond the advertised motive, the
mural marked a growing trend of the BSM
toward broadening its scope on campus.
The mural is part of the monthlong celebra
tion of the BSM’s founding in 1967. During
the course of the past 38 years, the BSM has
expanded from a group advocating only for
black students’ rights to a group seeking to
unify an often divided campus.
“Even though we have a very specific focus,
when all these collective focuses are brought
Amping up poverty discussions
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ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Academics and policymak
ers converged on Chapel Hill on
Wednesday to confront or at
least talk about the nation
wide issue of poverty.
. The summit, hosted by UNC’s
Center on Poverty, Work and
Opportunity, included discus
sions of the lessons learned from
Hurricane Katrina and the role
of healthy marriages in prevent
“The summit has liter
ally brought together the best
minds in the country to work on
the issue of poverty,” said John
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The final outcome
Whether it was the results they
hoped for or not, candidates saw
their campaigns come to an end
after months of work.
Though the evening was quiet,
there were a few surprises along
the way particularly in all three
In a close race, Joe Phelps,
together by campus organizations, that’s
when greatness happens,” said BSM President
Brandon Hodges. “As students, we also have a
certain focus for bettering the campus in any
way possible.... There are certain issues that
will tear us apart sometimes, but we need to
stand unified as a student body.”
The mural, “Solidarity: One Vision, One
Body,” attracted the hands of a cornucopia of
students, not just members of the BSM.
“Actually dipping your hands in paint and
putting your print on the blank canvas it’s
a very disarming way of building community,”
said senior economics major Matthew Wynter.
SEE UNITY, PAGE 4
Edwards, director of the poverty
center. “It’s been a very substan
tive and good discussion.”
Edwards was the moderator
during the final panel’s discus
sion of Katrina.
“A lot of Americans saw, I think,
literally for the first time, the pov
erty that exists in America,” he
said. “The question for all of us is
how we sustain the attention.”
Jared Bernstein, director of
the Living Standard Program at
the Economic Policy Institute,
said he was pleased with the
attention the issue of poverty
SEE POVERTY, PAGE 4
Hillsborough’s two-term incum
bent mayor, was unseated by chal
lenger Tom Stevens.
Results show Stevens winning
by only 39 votes.
In the other two municipalities,
the races were more clear-cut.
Though Chapel Hill Mayor
Kevin Foy still won with 77-76
SEE QUESTIONS, PAGE 4
Ray Boshara from the New America Foundation (left) and former U.S.
Sen. John Edwards talk as part of Wednesday's summit on poverty.
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The North Carolina men's
soccer team snuck by N.C.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
It’s November. You’re a senior.
You’re wondering what you should
do with your life.
If you’re Wendy Kopp, a senior
at Princeton, you write an honors
thesis proposing the creation of
a national teacher corps. You put
your dream in visionary terms:
“One day, all children in this nation
will have the opportunity to attain
an excellent education.”
Fifteen years later, what has she
ates applied to
join Teach for
ing one of the
in 22 locations
bers had median
GPAs of 3.5. More than 95 percent
held campus leadership positions.
More than 27 percent are people
There are more than 10,000
Teach for America alumni, includ
ing nearly 200 based in North
Carolina. Together they’ve taken
significant steps toward Kopp’s
How does Carolina fit into this
Last year, UNC was third in
the nation in participation in the
corps, with 43 members joining in
2005 (behind only Michigan and
We were 11th in terms of total
applicants, and fifth in the nation
in those accepted into the Corps.
We had the fourth highest rate
of graduates accepting Teach for
America offers (tied with Yale
University) and a rate of accep
tance that was more than double
the national average.
We’ve had 250 Carolina gradu
ates join Teach for America in the
last 15 years and currently have 79
corps members teaching.
The average corps member
teaches 70 students each year.
Since the corps’ inception, UNC
graduates have impacted the lives
of 17,500 students in urban and
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