VOLUME 116, ISSUE 79
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Here in our town on top of
the Hill, black students were
not allowed admittance to
the Varsity and Carolina
theaters, the town's
prominent movie theaters.
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Republican Pat McCrary and
Libertarian Mike Munger agreed
on many issues in Wednesday's
sports | online
The Tar Heels escaped with
a 2-1 victory against Elon on
Wednesday, avenging Friday's
4-1 loss to Boston College.
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A UNC alumna and gold medal
Olympian will try to outlast the
competition on "Survivor," the
CBS reality show. The season
kicks off tonight.
online | dailytarheel.com
Graham Memorial suffered
$2,500 in building damages.
MUSIC ON THE PORCH
Local artists will perform at
UNC's Center for the Study of
the American South.
Chatham County Express bus
riders say the route times are
inconvenient and infrequent.
this day in history
Silent Sam was splashed with
black paint and a beer bottle
was attached to his rifle sling.
The vandalism was blamed on
N.C. State students.
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UNC aims to raise $4 billion
Campaign goal is
UNC’s largest yet
BY ANDREW DUNN
UNC has begun planning for
the largest fundraising campaign
in its history. The preliminary
goal: $4 billion in cash.
Matt Kupec, vice chancellor
for University advancement, pre
sented his department’s initial
goals for an eight-to-10-year drive
at the Board of Trustees meeting
It was the first public word of
the infant project, which, for now,
is called Carolina Big.
“I don’t want to give a number
and I don’t want to say when,”
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Anna Wu of Durham views the Kenneth Noland piece, "That," at the opening of the "Circa 1958"
exhibition at the Ackland Art Museum. The exhibition celebrates the museum's 50th anniversary.
Hopes to attract more
students to new exhibit
BY PHILLIP CROOK
Kevin Bacon, Ellen DeGeneres, Ice-T, Michael
Jackson and the Ackland Art Museum have at least
one thing in common: They all turn 50 in 2008.
Not to snub any of the celebrities, but Student
Friends of the Ackland will celebrate only the
museum’s 50th year at a party today with a stu
dent viewing of the anniversary exhibition, “Circa
1958: Breaking Ground in American Art,” which
With food from Top of the Hill Restaurant
and Brewery, music from hip-hop, indie and a
cappella groups and a 19505-inspired costume
contest, Student Friends of the Ackland aims for
the free party to be a way for students to make a
connection with the museum.
“This is monumentally exciting,” said Kyle
Fitch, Student Friends of the Ackland’s advi
Campus talks concert costs
Leaders seek Homecoming feedback
BY BENNETT CAMPBELL
Student leaders are discourag
ing people from immediately get
ting caught up by the cost of this
year’s Homecoming concerts.
The $70,000 total price tag for
bringingthe Avett Brothers and Gym
Class Heroes to campus —much of
which is paid for by student activities
fees may seem staggering.
As recently as 2004, the final
cost of the Homecoming concert
was as low as $5,000.
“The cost of artists is constant
ly rising,” said Andrew Coonin,
Carolina Athletic Association presi
dent. “We got John Legend to play
for $5,000 in the Alumni Center
(in 2004), and while he was an up
and-comer, he had a certain name
to him. Artists at that level now are
asking for a lot more money.”
Tom Allin, Carolina Union presi
dent, said student feedback also led
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Kupec said. “But it’s going to hap
pen real soon.”
The University finished its lat
est fundraising drive, Carolina
First, last year. It garnered $2.3
billion between 1998 and 2007.
During that campaign, UNC
doubled its annual donations
from about $l5O million in 1999
to more than S3OO million in the
2008 fiscal year, which ended in
Kupec said UNC’s new goal is
to boost annual donations to S4OO
million by 2013.
“That’s the kind of resources we
believe is going to keep this great
University moving forward,” he
sor and the museum’s director of annual giving.
“We may never compare to football, but we want
them to realize that art is fun.”
The exhibition includes works from ground
breaking artists like Andy Warhol and Kenneth
Noland. Fitch said the exhibition has an expres
sive quality that appeals to a younger generation.
Ackland Director Emily Kass said the muse
um worked to make the exhibition accessible, but
the museum’s nonacademic student connection
could be stronger.
“We weren’t doing enough to make students
feel welcome,” Kass said. “We want you to have
some ownership and know that this is your place.
So we needed to extend that invitation.”
While the museum and public programs are
always free, membership to the Student Friends of
the Ackland gives students access to programs like
special lunches and “Yoga in the Galleries,” in addi
tion to events specifically for group members.
Fitch said membership increased from 80
active students last year to more than 500 stu-
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the groups, including the Carolina
Union Activities Board, to seek out
bigger and more expensive acts.
“Something CUAB is always
very aware of is finding a way to
spread out the funds for the entire
year and make sure that all people
and groups benefit from our pro
But some students expressed a
desire to be solicited more directly
for their input.
“It’d be good to have a forum or
an e-mail sent out or a voting pool
on Student Central,” said sopho
more Mason Jenkins. “Just some
thing that isn’t like, ‘Hey, we’re
bringing this group here whether
you like it or not.’”
Allin said CUAB is aware of the
need to be fiscally responsible.
This year, CUAB contributed
$20,000 for the concerts. Those
funds come from student fees.
CAA’s contribution comes from
“The pie, in terms of giving to higher
education, is going to grow dramatically ”
MATT KUPEC, VICE CHANCELLOR FOR UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT
said. “The key is to keep the foot
on the gas pedal, to keep on push
ing this forward.”
Carolina Big is also meant to
help UNC keep up with its peers.
The University of California-
Berkeley, University of California-
Los Angeles and University of
Virginia have all launched $3
billion fundraising campaigns.
UCLA’s finished in 2005, having
raised more than $3 billion.
To meet the $4 billion goal,
Kupec said UNC will need about
60 donations of more than $lO
million. The Carolina First drive
the $25,000 allocated to the
group specifically for the concerts
by student government.
Coonin said the remaining debt
will be shared between the groups.
“From CUAB’s perspective, it’s
an ideal situation being able to co
sponsor, because we spend less in
student activities fees here and
thus are able to program for the
entire year,” Allin said.
Val Tenyotkin, former finance
chairman of Student Congress, said
footing this year’s Homecoming bill
is normal, despite the higher cost
“The reason the student activi
ties fee exists is to provide cultur
al, educational and entertaining
events for students,” Tenyotkin
said. “It’s perfectly within the mis
Allin said CUAB has a firm goal
of not straying from that mission.
“I wouldn’t say there’s a cutoff
point that we hold hard and fast
to, but we take into consideration
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
received 27 such donations, so offi
cials will return to the same givers
and also solicit new contributions.
Fundraisers will also try to
secure more donations from cor
porations and foundations.
“We believe we have ample
prospects,” Kupec said. “The pie,
in terms of giving to higher edu
cation, is going to grow dramati
cally. We’ve got to try to get our
piece of the pie, but it’s a bigger
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policy in works
May involve a
BY BRECKEN BRANSTRATOR
University officials are putting
together anew policy for event
ticket distribution that maintains
a camping-out atmosphere while
addressing safety concerns.
The policy isn’t finalized yet, but
anew method of ticket distribution
is planned that would allow students
to line up in the Great Hall of the
Student Union at night and buy tick
ets there the following morning.
The new policy will try to address
student safety by providing them
with a safe environment when they
line up, said Debra Watkins, associ
ate director at the Union.
The policy will be used for major
musical events at Memorial Hall,
such as the Homecoming appear
ances by the Avett Brothers and
Gym Class Heroes.
Don Luse, Carolina Union
director, said they are hoping to
distribute tickets Saturday morn
ings, so students would be lining
up Friday night.
Starting the midnight before
tickets go on sale, students will be
allowed to enter the Union after.they
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Students camp outside Memorial Hall in February 2007 for tickets to a
Ben Folds solo concert. UNC is developing anew concert tenting policy.
Dead deer dumped in
former chancellor’s yard
BY THOMAS PEARCE
When returning home from
a Friday afternoon walk around
campus with his wife, former
Chancellor James Moeser came
across two deer carcasses in a
remote comer of his yard.
But the deer did not appear to
be victims of Chapel Hill’s roads,
“They were shot and dumped,”
Both deer had been shot, and
one had a rope tied around its
broken neck, Moeser said.
Chapel Hill police officer M.K.
Sabanosh, who responded to
Moeser’s 911 call, said the deer
were most likely shot off-site.
“I don’t think they were shot in
the neighborhood, we would’ve
gotten multiple calls about gun
shots,” Sabanosh said.
He also said the fact that the
dumping occurred in the former
UNC has projected how much
each department would have to
raise in order to meet the $4 bil
lion goal. These are some of the
► SBSO million to $1.2 billion
► $550 million to S7OO million
► S3OO million to $350 million
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► $275 million to $350 million
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show their One Cards and receive
wristbands. Once they receive the
wristbands, roped stanchions will
direct students where to stand.
“Students who already have a
wristband can leave the building
but will be told that they will lose
their spot in line,” Watkins said.
There will be officers from the
Department of Public Safety on
foot patrol outside who will come
by the Union frequently, as well as
a security guard in the Union from
10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Union staff also will be present
at all times, and there will be one
full-time manager there all night.
“It’s not the cheapest or easi
est way to distribute tickets,” Luse
said. “But there is a community
of ticket buyers that the students
want to keep.”
The Great Hall can hold about
725 people, Watkins said. When
that room fills up, they will start lin
ing students up in the art gallery or
auditorium of the Union since the
building closes and locks at 1 a.m.
The only people allowed in the
building after this time will be stu
dents interested in buying tickets.
Union officials will permit stu
dents to bring blankets and sleep
ing bags if they want, Luse said,
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two deer shot in
Chancellor’s yard was coincidental
and that it didn’t appear that any
one had “beef” with Moeser.
It is currently bow and arrow
season, which means it is legal to
use bows and arrows to hunt deer.
But using a gun during bow season
is a violation of the N.C. Wildlife
Resources Commission hunting
Moeser’s call about the shot deer
is the only one of its type Sabanosh
has responded to in his six years of
Robert Marotto, Orange
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