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Fulton said he has given to both
incumbent U.S. Sen. Elizabeth
Dole, R-N.C., and N.C. Sen. Kay
Hagan, D-Guilford, who is look
ing to take Dole’s place.
“Kav has been such a great friend
to the University.'
But friendship is not the only
reason trustees pay into federal
Leroy Towns, a UNC political
journalism professor, said it was
"natural" for trustees to give to
“Federal legislation and appro
priations have a huge impact on
the University," he said.
UNC got $446 million in federal
research money in fiscal rear 2007.
“All of us are really interested in
positioning the University the best
we can," Fulton said.
Other than the trustees, few
campus administrators regularly
give to campaigns.
Dr. Bill Roper, CEO of UNC
Health Care and dean of the School
of Medicine, has given $46,600 to
federal candidates and commit
tees in the last decade. A few other
administrators have given small
amounts of money, but nothing on
the scale of Roper and the trust
The trustees have contributed
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the Pit, injuring nine people and
sparking a discussion about ter
rorism and racial prejudice.
“People aren't going to look at
it as someone just ran into the Pit
but someone of a specific race, eth
nicity and gender ran into the Pit,"
McMillan said. “It’s part of our cul
ture. 1 think it's very American to try
to generalize why something like this
happens and race is our metaphor."
McMillan said that he does
not think the racial tension from
Carson’s murder will have a long
term negative effect on campus and
that college students especially can
rebound from this situation.
“I think being young will make
learning from this experience pas
ier rather than harder because, as
many racist stereotypes that have
popped up as a result of this mur
der, there has been quite a bit of
discussion about race and about
how you can’t stereotype," he said.
Junior Anthony Bartlett, who
heads a performance subgroup of
Black Student Movement, said he
was not surprised when racist com
ments flew after Carson's death.
“Just being a black male in gen
eral, I'm growing up around stereo
types and fears of black men. I kind
of understand both sides," he said.
Students' reactions did not faze
Bartlett, who said many blacks feel
they have to work harder to gain
respect at UNC.
“I don't want to say racism is syn
onymous with Carolina, but anytime
you have minorities at a majority
white campus, there’s always going
to be some kind ofblurred lines with
racism there," he said.
At UNC, 71 percent of the student
body is white. Of the remaining 29
percent, blacks are the largest group
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as a defense, because ever since
I’ve been here, we’ve had a good
defense, but we haven’t really
pushed it to being dominant. And
we finally put that together.’
The two Tar Heels who did not
take any hits Monday were those
under center. With consensus start
er T.J. Yates recovering from shoul
der surgery, backups Mike Paulus
and Cam Sexton split the snaps.
Yates threw for the first time since
his surgery but didn’t scrimmage.
Both relied on the running game
and ran the offensive effectively for
the most part. Paulus was more
effective at limiting mistakes, as
Sexton threw an interception and
lost a fumble.
“I thought that both of the guys
showed flashes,’ UNC coach Butch
Davis said. “Mike was 11-16. which is
a very positiv e day. He had no turn
overs, didn’t throw any interceptions.
... And I think that clearly Cam’s sec
ond spring practice is infinitely bet
ter than the spring practice that he
had a year ago."
Many Tar Heels who had an
impact in the spring game seemed
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largely to N.C. candidates and
federal committees of both par
ties. By far the greatest beneficiary
has been UNC-system President
Eight of 12 current trustees gave
a total $150,500 to Bowles and his
political action committee, N.C.
Victory Fund, when he ran for U.S.
senate in 2002 and 2004. More
than three quarters of that money
came from trustees Fulton, Russell
Carter and Nelson Schwab.
Bowies lost both races, first to
Dole then to Sen. Richard Burr,
R-N.C., before becoming system
president in 2006.
Generosity from the trust
ees often catches the eye of state
political leaders, putting trustees
in position for appointments to
more prominent roles, such as a
spot on the UNC-system Board
of Governors, said Thad Beyle, a
University political science profes
“There’s people who pay atten
tion to the (campaign finance)
But Mason, who declined to dis
cuss further her role in Obama's
campaign, insisted that giving
money to federal campaigns was
not for political gain.
“It’s a personal decision."
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at 10 percent of the student body.
And beyond the borders of cam
pus. students said they felt media
coverage has been racially biased
specifically comparing Carson's
death to Denita Smith's, a graduate
student at the historically black N.C.
Central University, who was shot last
year near the Durham campus.
“What drives coverage is not
fully who was killed but, many
times, what the reaction is," said
Linda Williams, senior editor at
The (Raleigh) News & Observer.
Smith’s death did not spur mul
tiple press conferences and official
remarks like Carson's did, she said.
Prominence also played a role in
coverage. Carson was the student
body president as well as an under
graduate. which usually solicits
a greater response because it is a
younger person. Williams said.
Although Carson's death caused
an intense discussion within the stu
dent body, some students took it to
the next level, consulting administra
tors about the heightened racism.
Demitrius Brown, assistant dean
of students, said he has talked to
at least four students concerned
about the situation.
The Diversity and Multicultural
Affairs Office and the Office of the
Dean of Students are resources stu
dents can use if they feel uncomfort
able on campus.
Although there are many outlets,
McMillan said people will not stop
viewing situations such as Carson’s
death in racial terms anytime soon.
“In American society, I always
say that race and our focus on race
is the largest legacy of slavery and
that it’s virtually impossible for a
modern American to look at the
world outside of a racial lens."
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as though they were on the wrong
side of the line of scrimmage. Last
year's tailbacks Richie Rich and
Johnny White are now comerbacks.
and Vince Jacobs moved from tight
end to defensive end, where he
made some big plays Monday.
’I feel like a lot of guys are being
unselfish right now," said Williams,
who made a similar change from
wide receiver to safety last year.
“Most of the time, it’s been a big
lift. Me, I came in and did my thing.
Vince Jacobs, everybody’s drooling
over him now that he’s a D-end.
Johnny, the fastest guy on the team,
he presses every play. Stufflike that
makes us more physical.’
But concerns still linger for
the Tar Heels. They are left with
holes to fill on defense to replace
Kentwan Balmer, Hilee Taylor
and Durell Mapp. And the kicking
game is very questionable at the
“If we were playing this Saturday.
I'd be a very nervous individual
about every time that we were
going to go kick an extra point or a
field goal or a punt,” Davis said.
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