VOLUME 116, ISSUE 50
Grant to spur journalism
Will give students hands-on experience
BY DANIELLE ADAMS
The Carnegie Corporation of
New York and the John S. and
Janies L Knight Foundation select
ed UNC to help initiate the intel
lectual expansion of journalism
students in a three-year program.
By accepting an initial $250,000
grant from the two foundations
and an overall $720,000, UNC
will participate in helping report
ers-in-training to build expertise
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other campers practice on their own instruments. Eight groups of campers, ages 7to 17, will perform with their bands Saturday at Cat's Cradle.
Camp teaches girls musical and life lessons
BY JAMIE WILLIAMS
From the Carrboro Arts Center’s main stage,
a drummer counts off, pounding her sticks
together and calling out cues to her band
mates, who respond in time with a heavy bass
line and lyrics about an unrequited love.
So what if there are also mentions of school
lockers and the band is made up of girls
between the ages of 10 and 12? Good songs
know nothing of age or gender.
Upstairs, a few more of N.C. Rock ’n’ Roll
Camp for Girls’ 63 participants are cutting
pictures of too skinny and overly made-up
models from magazines for a collage devoted
to the negative image women often receive in
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on issues relating to campus, inter
national affairs and economics.
Students will then gain first-hand
knowledge of international perspec
tives in journalism that could even
tually lead the news industry.
By participating in the Camegie-
Knight initiative, UNC will allow
students to experience and prac
tice with the many aspects of jour
nalism, including both traditional
and new media. Though the stu
dents will work with “verification-
ing girls important musical skills and equally
important life skills, such as self-respect and
■lt’s really all about finding your voice," Beth
Turner, Girls Rock's program director said.
“We like to focus on our own three C’s: cre
ativity, confidence and community.”
The community aspect will take on more
meaning Saturday as the girls take the stage at
Cat’s Cradle to perform their original songs in
front of friends, parents and supporters.
“We are so lucky to live in a community- that
is so supportive of music. Frank (Heath, owner
of Cat’s Cradle) always says that it is one of his
favorite events of the summer." Tlimer said.
The girls range in age and skill from 7, just
beginning to learn chords, all the way to 17,
when some of the girls have played in bands
before many continue on with those they
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forefront the issue of safety
on the campus.
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journalism” values, they will prac
tice on multiple platforms inspired
by new- technology.
“The vision is to prepare stu
dents to not just excel in journal
ism, but to lead some of the chang
es around the country,” said George
Soule of the Carnegie Corporation.
“In essence, we envision these
schools as a pipeline for ensuring
that journalism is full with bright,
new and innovative reporters."
Jean Folkerts, dean of the UNC
School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, agreed that
journalism is changing, and said
that the initiative will improve
“With the initiative, we will
enhance our international pro
grams, using new technologies to
bring international dimensioas into
individual courses," Folkerts said.
“If history senes to explain the
present and future and newspa
pers cease to cover traditional
areas, someone or something will
emerge to fill the gap," she said. “I
tend to believe newspapers ahvays
will exist in some form. But envi-
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Time: 7 p.m. Saturday July 19
Location: Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main Street,
form at the two-week camp.
And as any guidance counselor will tell you,
that isn’t exactly an easy age, especially for girls,
yvho are beginning to feel subjected to society’s
ideals about women
“Sometimes at that age. women’s voices tend
to get drowned out,” Turner said. “We like to
think that playing loud can solve that.”
Catherine Edgerton, one half of Durham’s
Midtoyvn Dickens, sees the camp as a vital part
of building confidence at a critical age.
“It's just crucial that they are a represented
voice in society: that age is a time when girls
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The men's basketball team held
its first media appearance
since April last week and
shared several stories for
the coming months.
Easley pay raise
Salary hike violates
BY DEVIN ROONEY
STATE A NATIONAL EDITOR
N.C. first lady Mary Easleys
recent salary hike of nearly
SBO,OOO for her post in the pro
vost’s office at N.C. State University
brought scrutiny which has led to
the discovery- that the raise vio
lated UNC-system policy.
NCSU officials said that the
violation was simply due to a long
standing misinterpretation of the
salary raise policy, and that there
are several other employees whose
raises also might violate the policy .
Questions for first lady Easley
were directed to the N.C. State
The policy states that raises of
more than SIO,OOO, or 15 percent,
must be approved by the UNC
system Board of Governors.
N.C. State Provost Larry Nielsen
issued a statement explaining the
school’s incorrect interpretation of
“Historically, N.C. State has
interpreted Board of Governors
policy to mean that salary
increases associated with fixed-
Franklin Street to
gain new tenants
BY WILL HARRISON
Franklin Street patrons have seen
the balance betrveen new develop
ment and business closures tip
heavily toyvard empty storefronts in
recent months, but new renovations
to the former site of Kerr Drug are
sparks of progress for Chapel Hill’s
most famous street.
Once the location of the Ken-
Drug that closed in January 2007,
109 E. Franklin St is now only eight
weeks away from the completion of
its extensive renovation.
Michael Brader-Araje, the
buildings owner and founder of
the Michael and Laura Brader-
Araje Foundation, said the space
will house three separate tenants
two retailers on the lower floor
and office space upstairs.
“I really wanted to attract a kind
of tenant that would be an addi
tive value to Franklin Street," said
Brader-Araje, who added that this
will not likely include a restaurant,
as he sees the area as haying plenty
of dining options already available.
Brader-Araje said he wants to
offer space to tenants who will
help improve the overall economy
of Franklin Street, and he decided
to open the building up to multiple
tenants after haying trouble renting
the large space to a single tenant.
“My initial goal, for the 5,800
square feet downstairs, was to find
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received a pay
herself at the
center of a
term appointments, such as the
one offered to Mrs. Easley, do
not require Board of Governors
approval," Nielsen stated.
He added that UNC General
Administration has advised the
school that its interpretation dif
fers both from that of other schools
and the Board of Governors.
Joni Worthington, a UNC
system spokeswoman, said in an
e-mail that all raises from 2002
to the present which should
have gone before the Board of
Governors will be reviewed.
“The campus is now reviewing
all fixed-term contracts to identify
salary increases that may warrant
BOG review," she said.
“All such increases will
be reviewed by the Board of
Governors in September.”
UNC-system officials said that
all employee raises are subject to
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Renovations to 109 E. Franklin St.
have been more obvious than
others this summer as towers of
scaffolding loom over the sidewalk.
one tenant to create an anchor store
for downtown. That proved a little
bit too difficult to do,’ he said.
UNC student Catherine Cheney
said she was glad to hear that the
space will soon be occupied.
"It’s exciting that some new
shops are forming; it gives Franklin
Street something to look forward
to," Cheney said. “It's not just the
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