VOLUME 113, ISSUE 110
Campus arts makeover project limps along
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As part of UNC’s Campus Y Big Buddy program, UNC
undergraduates team up with elementary school
students with Community Cuisine, a local program
that targets at-risk youth in grades four through seven. The
groups, reunited for the first time in three years, hold cook
ing classes at the University United Methodist Church and
In science the Y’s have it
BY SHARI FELD
Sophomore Heather Smith
came to UNC last fall with plans
to major in biology and eventually
to become a physical therapist.
This year she decided that a biol
ogy major which requires at least
not for her.
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She instead opted to double
major in psychology and exercise
and sports science.
Smith is one of many female UNC
students to initially declare a science
major but then switch paths.
The intense requirements, diffi
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BY ERIN ZUREICK
More than three years after offi
cials unveiled their vision for an Arts
Common on the northwest comer
of campus, plans to develop the area
are moving slowly.
Rising costs of construction
materials have caused project can
cellations and delays, and funds still
are needed to finance large portions
of the development plan.
Projected costs for the project
total about SIBO million —but
funds have been secured only for the
first phase of construction, which
will cost about $29 million.
Members of UNC’s Board of
Trustees approved design plans in
2002, and officials touted it as a way
to increase the visibility of UNC’s
arts community, further connecting
it with the town.
New buildings were slated for
construction, and renovations and
expansions to current campus fix
tures were proposed to help create a
more distinctive home for perform
Though there are considerably more female biology majors than male biology
majors, women all behind in the number of majors *n other physical sciences.
2004 Male 94 239 660
Female 16 191 1,053
2000 188 609
Female 24 225 1,087
1996 Male 51 327 709 f
Female 13 263 1,198
1992 Male 62 245 655
Female 19 212 795
cult classes and impersonal nature
of introductory courses steer many
away from the sciences.
Campus leaders say that the num
ber of women in science at UNC is
too low and that efforts need to be
made to close the gender gap.
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The Diversity Incentive Fund,
announced earlier this month,
awards University community
members for improving
interaction among groups.
ing and studio arts.
But after the cancellation of plans
for an underground 300-car park
ing garage in October, revisions are
underway to account for the change.
Planning officials will present a
revised proposal to the board’s build
ing and grounds committee today.
“Essentially what we’re suggest
ing is that the program would still
not be altered much in terms of
physical appearance,” said Bruce
Runberg, associate vice chancellor
for planning and construction.
Work on anew music building that
will include classrooms and faculty
office space will begin in September
as part of the first phase.
A concert hall will be added to the
music building as part of phase one,
once funds are secured, Runberg
“At this point in time, in terms
of what we can build, we can only
afford to build a portion of it,” he
said of the Arts Common.
SEE ARTS COMMON, PAGE 4
was originally designed to train economically disadvantaged
adults. Here, Community Cuisine director Syd Sherrod
(left) works with UNC senior Jackie Wolfe (center) and
Wolfe’s little buddy Sharena Scott, 10, to make pumpkin
bread. Cuisine was founded in 1996 by University research
associate Michael Ullman. See page 11 for the full stoiy.
The breakdown in the classroom
is uneven. Women lead men heavily
in biology, though they fall behind
in chemistry and physics among
other sciences —and engineering.
SEE GENDER GAP, PAGE 4
Plans slowed for Arts Common Atk | andArt
Due to a shortage of funding for the Arts Common, the estimated ; Museum Franklin Street
completion date is being moved back. Phase one is expected to
cost about $29 million of the $ 180 million project. '
Phase one construction update Addand
Music Construction will begin next
instructional September on the facility, which will Hanes Art * ss:■. % *
building sit in the Swain parking lot. Center
Parking Plans for the 300-space underground
deck parking deck have been cancelled.
Abernethy Demolition delayed until funds and
Hall for a phase one project are earned. , Jpl . j
Swain Demolition of the rear portion
Hall of the building has been delayed. liiiilihny
Hill Hall Demolition of a portion of
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West House & Still needs to be removed
Evergreen for phase one music
House building construction plans. ~
source: www.fpc.unc.edu ‘Gray buildings denote
dth/feilding cage projects to be completed.
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HEAD OF THE CLASS
BY DEREK HOWLES
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
“Call from a 919 number or
Deon might not answer,” the
coach says. “He’ll recognize that
area code because he gets calls
from there all the time.”
The coach is George Tachibana,
Deon’s basketball coach at
Torrance (Calif.) High School.
Deon is Deon Thompson, the
third-best prep center in the
nation, according to Scout.com.
And the 919 numbers that
keep popping up on his caller
ID belong to the North Carolina
coaching staff, which has been
busy calling not only Thompson,
but five more of the best high
school hoopsters in the country.
Wednesday was the first day
high school seniors could formalize
their verbal commitments to play
college basketball next season.
And once the final fax rolled off
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ART THAT ROCKS
The Never, an area band,
played a live set in the
Student Union gallery as part
of the reception for its new
art project, Antarctica.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2005
System a mix
of 16 identities
Newcomers to North Carolina
—and home folks as well some
times ask, “Why do we have 16
state-supported institutions of
The answer is no mystery, but
neither is it simple.
To begin with, none of the 16
constituent institutions of the
University of North Carolina was
established or located with the
intention that it became part of a
unified, multi-campus state system.
Each had its own funding motive,
which governed its location. Most
of them were created to meet local
or at most regional needs.
For example, Western Carolina
and Appalachian State universities
began more than a century ago as
secondary schools to serve their
mountain areas and grew into
teacher training institutions and
then into four-year colleges.
Several others, such as Elizabeth
City State and Fayetteville State
universities, began as normal
schools to prepare teachers for
area public schools serving black
students. UNC-Pembroke played
a similar role in training teach
ers for the separate schools main
tained by the Lumbee Indians of
and UNC-Wilmington began as
municipally sponsored junior col
leges. N.C. Central and Winston-
the machine in the UNC basket
ball office, six players Wayne
Ellington, of Wynnewood, Pa.;
Brandan Wright, of Nashville,
Tenn.; iy Lawson, of Clinton, Md.;
William Graves, of Greensboro;
Alex Stepheson, of Los Angeles;
and Thompson had signed
to more than
says the 'O7
class won’t see
“This is a home run in every
sense of the word,” says Dave
Telep, the national recruiting
director for Scout.com. “They
signed a guy at every spot, and
they’ve got everything covered. I
can’t think of another class that
was as well-rounded as this.”
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Town Manager Steve Stewart
plans to announce in the
coming weeks the location of
a planned fire station for the
northeast annexed areas.
Salem State universities were pri
vate in origin.
Most of these institutions
gained bachelor’s degree granting
status long after their founding.
UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State
University, UNC-Greensboro, N.C.
A&T and the N.C. School of the Arts
were founded to serve the whole
state. Each was
its own presi
dent and board
CH and what
is now UNC-
G into the
the UNC system.
University of North Carolina. To
the initial set of three were added
UNC-Charlotte, UNC-A and
Wilmington College in the 19605.
In 197 L the General Assembly
brought the 10 previously separate
public colleges into the University
of North Carolina, joining the
SEE UNC SYSTEM, PAGE 4
He’s not talking about just this
year. Or even the last few years.
He’s talking about the last 15.
Yes, that includes Duke’s four
man 1997 group that featured
Shane Battier and Elton Brand.
Yes, that includes UNC’s 2002
haul with a few guys named
Felton, May and McCants.
And yes, that includes the
Michigan class by which all others
are measured —a little 1991 quin
tet better known as the Fab Five.
That balance mostly is a result
of having the top high school
senior at three different positions
(Ellington at shooting guard,
Wright at power forward and
Lawson at point guard).
Throw in a pair of top-15 cen
ters in Thompson and Stepheson
and one of the best in-state small
forwards in Graves, mix them
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