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    VOLUME 115, ISSUE 132
Frasor down
but not out
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DTH FIU/AUIE MULtIN
UNC back-up guard Bobby
Frasor underwent surgery on his
left knee Monday to repair an
ACL that was tom on Dec. 27.
UNC reviews
harassment
BY DAVID GILMORE
STAFF WRITER
UNC is likely to have some
major changes to its sexual harass
ment policy by the start of next
semester, as part of a recent lawsuit
settlement involving UNC women's
soccer coach Anson Dorrance.
In addition to the $385,000
that the University must pay for
mer UNC soccer player Melissa
Jennings, the settlement includes
a provision that an expert must
review UNC's sexual harassment
policy and procedures.
Nancy Hogshead-Makar. a pro
fessor at Florida Coastal School
of Law and gold-medal Olympic
swimmer, will review the policy and
suggest additions to UNC's sexual
harassment advisory committee.
She specializes in law involving
womens equity' in sports.
The committee must cooperate
with Hogshead-Makar, who was
requested by Jennings, and propose
changes to the code by March 31.
The review should be finished by-
July 15, and revised policies would
go into effect by the fall semester.
UNC policy defines sexual
harassment as ‘unlawful dis
OWASA says water
supply stable for now
BY ANDREW DUNN
SENIOR WRITER
If Al Gore’s doomsday dimate
predictions come true next year,
Chapel Hill and Carrboro are in
serious trouble.
But barring that, the areas
serviced by the Orange Water
and Sewer Authority will make it
through 2008 albeit uneasily.
“If we had a recurrence of the
two worst droughts on record,
we don’t run out of water, and
we don’t reach a critical level,"
OWASA Planning Director Ed
Holland said at the Carrboro
Board of Aldermen meeting
Hiesday, referencing the water
levels of 1941 and 2002.
“But we cannot yet generate
hypothetical scenarios for global
warming conditions."
If the region got the same
amount of rainfall this year as
it did in either 1941 or 2002,
OWASA's water supply would
remain within normal levels
through the end of 2008.
CORRECTION
Due to a source error, the Jan.
15 front-page article “Grammy
winners deliver intimate perfor
mance’ incorrectly states that
singer Mary Chapin Carpenter
canceled her 2007-08 tour with
out explanation. Carpenter can
celed the tour in order to recover
from an illness. The Daily Tar
Heel apologizes for the error.
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Guard retains
sense of humor
BY JESSE BAUMGARTNER
SENIOR WRITER
The torn ACL in Bobby
Frasor’s left knee has taken away
his physical capabilities, sidelin
ing him for the rest of the season,
but his sense of humor refuses to
be silenced.
After Wayne Ellington's
game-winning 3-pointer against
Clemson University on Jan.
6, the injured Frasor became
immortalized on his room
mates' DVR by throwing a huge
fist pump that caused him to
painfully tumble over the row of
chairs on the bench drawing
a remark of, ‘Down goes Frasor,"
from head coach Roy Williams.
‘l’ve watched that quite
SEE FRASOR. PAGE 4
crimination on the basis of sex,"
and includes ‘unwelcome sexual
advances, requests for sexual favors
and other verbal or physical con
duct of a sexual nature.’
University officials declined
to speculate about what specific
changes will be made.
Hogshead-Makar said they
likely will add a specific policy
regarding athletes and coaches.
She said the problem with sex
ual harassment policies at many
universities is that they don't dis
tinguish between sexual harass
ment in academic and athletic
environments.
“Sexual harassment is for more
likely to happen in an athletics
context," she said. “Coaches have
far more authority and power over
the athletes they coach than pro
fessors have over their students."
Hogshead-Makar said the large
amount of time and the contact
athletes engage in with their coach
es make their relationships closer.
“(The line) should be more dear
because it's easier to cross that line if
it's not established," Tommy Wyher,
SEE HARASSMENT. PAGE 4
U our short-term
focus is geared
toward averting
that worst-case
situation”
ED HOLLAND, PUNNING DIRECTOR
But after the possibility of
major shifts because of global
warming is considered, the sce
nario changes.
To show what those effects
could be, Holland reduced water
level projections by 40 percent
Using 1941’s rainfall, OWASAs
water level would reach a criti
cal level less than 20 percent
capacity in December.
With 2002 data, the water
would be completely gone by
October.
“Our short-term focus is
SEE WATER, PAGE 4
announcement
WORK FORTHEDTH
Leam more about working for the DTH at
an interest meeting at 5 p.m. today in the
Student Union's Frank Graham Lounge.
Staff applications are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 23
and are available in Union 2409.
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SORORITY MARKS 100 YEARS
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DTH/KARA JENKINS
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. perform in the Pit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sorority. Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy
declared Jan. 15 Alpha Kappa Alpha Day. The UNC chapter, Theta Pi, was founded in 1974 and is the largest of the four black sororities on campus.
100 Years of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Jan. 15.1908: AKA is founded
at Howard University in Minor Hall
by nine women.
Jan. 29,1913: AKA is incorpo
rated in Washington, D.C., by four
women, who are part of the‘2o
Beads,* a group that also indudes
the founders.
1913 to 1919: Nellie M.
Quander serves her term as AKA's
first president
1952: AKA moved into a four
story building on South Greenwood
Avenue in Chicago, becoming the
first Greek-letter organization to
STUDENT ELECTIONS 2008
Election hopefuls declare candidacies
BY KELLEN MOORE STAFF WRITER
Student government candidates officially declared their
intentions to run for offices Tuesday evening at a meet
ing in Wilson Library, signaling the start of private
campaigning.
“After this, the election season is officially on,” Mitchell
Capriglione, chairman of the Board of Elections, told the
potential candidates at the meeting.
More than 50 hopefuls are seeking posts in the 2008-09
student government, with four sets of students vying for senior
class positions —a higher number than in years past.
Candidates received information and rules about cam
paigning, finances and campaign violations, including the
proper procedures for this week’s private campaigning.
Here’s what to expect during private campaigning:
■ Potential candidates and
their workers personally inform
students about the candidates and
direct students to their Web sites
or Facebook groups.
■ Potential candidates and then
campaign workers only are allowed
to talk to students one-on-one.
■ They must gather a certain
number of petition signatures to
continue in the race. The number
of signatures varies based on which
office they are seeking.
■ Students may only sign
one candidate's petition for each
office.
■ Candidates are allowed to
visit campus residence halls after
signing in with the community
desk.
have its own headquarters.
April 20,1974 The Theta Pi
chapter at UNC receives its charter.
It was founded by 14 black female
students.
October 1993: AKA member
Toni Morrison is awarded the Nobel
Prize in Literature, becoming the
first brack person to win the high
est literary honor.
Jan. 15, 2008: Chapel Hill
Mayor Kevin Foy officially recogniz
es this date as Alpha Kappa Alpha
Day in the Chapel Hill area.
SOURCE: akal9oß.com
■ Dormstorming is allowed
Sunday through Thursday from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ Dormstorming is not permit
ted in Granville Towers.
■ Private campaigning does not
include public forums, speeches or
talking to the press.
■ Candidates cannot distrib
ute campaign materials such as
fliers and abbreviated platforms
spend money or use e-mail list
servs or mass voice mails during
this phase.
■ The Board of Elections will
place candidate photos and biog
raphies on its Web site.
Contact the University Editor
at udesk@unc.edu.
online
MOM'S IN JAIL?
A panel discussion with Sen.
Ellie Kinnaird at the Sonja
Hayes Stone Center focuses on
the issue of women who have
children and are incarcerated.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
Mayor declares Jan. 15 for AKA Inc.
BY DANIELLE KUCERA
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Despite strong winds and
nearly freezing temperatures, the
members of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority Inc. gathered together in
the Pit on Riesday to celebrate the
women who began the nation s first
black sorority-100 years ago.
“This day is like bliss just
being part of an organization that is
so significant," said Latoya Cherry,
a professional student who was a
member as an undergraduate.
‘There have not been many
organizations that have been
around since 1908, and being able
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DTH/DANIEL VAN NIEKERK
Board of Elections Chairman Mitchell Capriglione opens the campaign
season for potential candidates by explaining finances and violations.
The hopefuls
Student body president
Kristin Hill
Logan Liles
JJ Raynor
Carolina Athletic
Association president
Andrew Coonin
Residence Hall
Association president
Michael Miller
Report a violation to the BOE
1. Go to studentorgs.unc.edu/boe
2. Click “Report Election Violations*
this day in history
Jan. 16,1998...
Officials announce that they will
offer small classes to enhance
the freshman experience. These
classes would become the first
year seminar program.
to share that with other people that
are a part of it is really special."
So to celebrate, members held a
birthday celebration in the Pit and
walked in a procession from South
Building to the Student Union,
among other festivities.
During the reception that fol
lowed the procession, the soror
ity received a proclamation from
Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy’s
office, declaring Jan. 15 Alpha
Kappa Alpha Day in Chapel Hill.
“The biggest effect is being
around other black professional
SEE SORORITY, PAGE 4
Graduate and
Professional Student
Federation president
Cindy Spurlock
Senior class officers
PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT
Josh Criscoe Megan Compton
Rachel Moss Stephen Barber
Morgan Nagy Jennifer Rimbach
James Shelly Pinar Gurel
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