VOLUME 115, ISSUE 155
Law school leaving main
BY WHITNEY KISLING
After 18 months of consideration, UNO's
School of Law will move to Carolina North,
making it the first academic unit to commit
to the satellite campus.
Jack Boger, dean of the law school,
announced the decision in an e-mail to the
law school community Friday.
The mow has been a possibility since last
spring, but when the law school's current
building started to fall apart in September,
officials began to consider it more seriously.
It won’t be until 2012 at the earliest that
RESERVES BREAK OUT
Copeland, Graves boost UNC
BY JESSE BAUMGARTNER
North Carolina coach Roy Williams cracks his fair share
of jokes during his weekly news conferences.
Such as the one Friday when he mentioned that redshirt
freshman Will Graves and junior Mike Copeland needed
to “get their butts in gear" for Saturday’s game against
“The way 1 phrase it right there is almost exactly the
way I'm going to phrase it to them," he said as the press
room cracked up.
But Williams wasn’t joking about the main point
“1 don't mind putting a little pressure on them," he said
later. “It’s time to put up or shut up."
Apparently Graves and Copeland listened carefully to
the slightly revised message at practice as both added solid
contributions to UNC's 92-53 shellacking of the Hokies.
Graves finished with 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting and
notched up two rebounds and a steal as well.
While Copeland started off shakily with a turnover, he
ended up with two points, four rebounds, two assists and
two blocks in a surprising 15 minutes of play allowing
the Tar Heels to ease the burden on Deon Thompson, who
played only nine minutes with a hyperextended knee.
While TVler Hansbrough noted their contributions, too,
Williams highlighted the duo’s play after the game.
“1 challenged them about doing some positive things for
us when they got in," Williams said. “1 think they did that."
Graves was a factor almost the moment he entered the
game. Gathering the ball on a fast break —one of many
UNC was able to run on the afternoon he used his right
shoulder to clear out the defender closing in on him before
laving the ball up for two points.
His next time in, it was a 3-pointer to give UNC a 29-13
lead as the game began to get out of hand.
“Everybody will think of the 3-point shot," Williams said.
“But he got a defensive rebound that was a big-time
rebound —and he also sprinted back on defense one time
and got in the lane. Those kinds of plays were more impor
tant than the shots going in."
Graves continued his scoring production in the second
half with a smooth bank shot and another three-ball as he
posted the second-highest scoring total of his young career
and his top mark in ACC play.
But defense has been a focus with Graves since the start
of the season, and his answer to a question about shooting
eventually moved to the other end of the floor.
“Having a three made yeah, it felt good." Graves said.
“But it was just being out there, just giving it all on defense
and just trying to make the simple plays."
The surprises with Copeland came both in blocks
including one that led to an emphatic alley-oop dunk by Alex
Stepheson —and some nifty passing on an assist to a cutting
Quentin Thomas for a layup during the second half.
“(Williams) just told us we need to step up and be big
time players, like we re capable of being," Graves said. “He
has faith in us, we have faith in ourselves."
a quiet presence
BY KELLEN MOORE
STAE F WRITER
Hundreds of students listened
intently as Board of Elections
Chairman Mitchell Capriglione
announced the results of campus
elections last w eek.
But before that point the elec
tions board had been a quiet pres
ence during the campaign season.
Although each year's elections
board must ensure that elections
proceed smoothly and fairly, how
it approaches the task can change
the tone of student elections.
“I definitely think this year was
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the law school would make the move.
“There are a lot of things that have to fall
in place before the law school can move to
Carolina North," said Matt Marvin, director
of communications for the law school.
First, a preliminary review by architec
tural firm Smith Group must be turned into
an official plan. Boger said that probably
would wTap in January - 2010, after which
construction would take about two years.
The total cost has not been calculated,
though the preliminary review projects about
$93 million. Funding would come from the
state legislature, and UNC has made the new
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approach to the
a little bit more laid-back, and we
tried to be more removed from the
elections," said Capriglione, who
has been on the elections board
since 2006. “Last year it was my
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North Carolina junior Mike Copeland goes for the ball during the Tar Heels' 92-53 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday
at the Smith Center. Copeland played 15 minutes and recorded two blocks in relief of an ailing Deon Thompson.
Comedy stars dish out industry tips
BY ALEXANDRIA SHEALY
Even comedian Lewis Black
admits his abhorrence for career
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building a top priority for funding.
“Just because we're in that top three or
four, we realize it's a lot of money being
asked for, and we still have to make our case
to the legislature," Marvin said.
The new building should give the law
school space for small classrooms, offices
for faculty and student groups, and a large
auditorium. A larger law library has been
noted as one of the biggest perks of the new
“We learn a lot about online research... but
there's really no substitute for knowing how
to go find it in the books,” said Matt Liles, a
‘The Daily Show," a nationally
acclaimed comic strip author and
others, organizers said this year’s
festival drew the largest crowd in
the event’s history.
Mallory Cash, comedy commit
tee chairwoman for the Carolina
Union Activities Board the
organization putting on the event
said that although the festival
draws big names in comedy to
UNC, entertainment is not always
its central agenda.
“There’s a lot of different parts
to the festival, but I'd say the over
all goal is still to let students learn
about things that they haven’t
learned before,’ Cash said. “It's
to help students learn from the
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third-year law student.
Liles is part of the Pro Bono Board, one of
the few groups that now has office space.
“We’re lucky enough to have our own
office. It’s a hallway. It’s been made into an
office, but it’s far more than other student
The other option the law school considered
was renovating the current building, built in
1968 and lidded to in 1999- The Smith Group
conducted a review of that site, finding that
it would cost s9l million, just S2 million less
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Rory Albanese (left) was joined by Lewis Black at a panel hosted by
correspondents and producers from 'The Daily Show" on Saturday.
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MONDAY. FEBRUARY 18. 2008
BY ARIEL ZIRULNICK
ASSISTANT STATE AND NATIONAL EDITOR
A fatal shooting at Northern
Illinois University last week has
left some wondering whom to
blame for school shootings and
whether prevention is possible.
The gunman, a former NIU
graduate student, opened fire in a
campus building at about 3 p.m.
Thursday, killing five students and
injuring at least 18 others before
Since the April 16 Virginia Tech
shooting, universities nationwide
have scrambled to implement
stronger security measures.
UNC Chancellor James Moeser
responded to the tragedy in a cam
puswide e-mail, reminding stu
dents to register their cell phones
to receive emergency text alerts.
The NIU shooting was one of
four school shootings last week, rais
ing questions about the capability of
schools to pres ent such events.
“I don't think the schools should
be at fault at all," said psychologist
Sara Haden. who was a doctoral
student at Va Tech last spring.
"It comes down to the individ
ual. If he or she wants to hurt a
lot of people,... regardless of what
safeguards are there. If a person
wants to do it, they’ll do it," she
Justin Smith, online editor for
NlUs student newspaper, said stu
dents aren't blaming the school for
the incident because its reaction
was outstanding police officers
arrived at the building within a
minute and a half of the shooting.
He said people have instead
focused on the gunman, wonder
ing if they could have predicted his
“They 're contrasting it with the
shooter from Virginia Tech," Smith
said. “There's no similarity at all."
The gunman, Steven
Kazmierczak. 27. was on the dean’s
list and was well-liked by many
who knew him. Smith said.
He added that it was recently
discovered that the gunman had a
history of mental disorders but said
that alone isn’t cause for suspicion.
“How do you stereotype every
body who has a mental disorder
as being capable of something
Haden said that society neglects
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A resolution giving private social
organizations the right to determine
criteria for memberships without
pressure from outside forces fails to
pass in the Student Legislature.
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