VOLUME 116, ISSUE 85
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The N.C. Children's hospital
released 100 monarch
butterflies Thursday to mark
three years since the hospital's
butterfly garden opened.
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Sports | page 8
The women's soccer team
scored four minutes in and
beat Duke 3-0 on Thursday.
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WINTER BREAK TRIP
The APPLES service-learning
program will choose 13
students to learn about
American Indian issues with
N.C. tribes this winter break.
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Video: A business professor
answers students' questions
about the financial crisis.
Video and photos: The
museum curator speaks
about the significance of the
Circa 1958 exhibit.
this day in history
Women's crew becomes UNC's
28th varsity sport The University
plans to continue offering crew
at the club level as well.
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Some housekeepers reject deal
BY KASEY RANKIN
Some UNC housekeepers say the
announced compromise between
housekeepers and administrators
is not legitimate, and that the situ
ation is only getting worse.
A committee ofhousekeepers and
administrators began working in
August to discuss changes made to
housekeepers’ work schedules that
required some to include a weekend
day into their 40-hour week with
out receiving overtime pay.
After five months of debate,
Wednesday that the committee
had reached an agreement.
Though no housekeeping com
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Kirk Urso, Chris Lebo, John Niyonsaba, Sheanon Williams, Jordan Gafa, JP Davis and Alex Dixon make up seven-eighths of a talented class of
2012 for the Tar Heels' soccer team, along with Billy Schuler. "I hope we have them around for quite a while," coach Elmar Bolowich says.
Class of 2012
BY RACHEL ULLRICH
The new guys on the North
Carolina men’s soccer team are
of one mind on most subjects.
They all love playing at UNC,
they hate cleaning the balls after
practice and they’ll all take any
ice pack off an injury to kick a ball
around for a few more minutes.
Just don’t ask them who
scored the first goal.
“It had to be Kirk,” Alex Dixon
says of teammate Kirk Urso.
Sheanon Williams —a
defender disagrees. “I scored
last year. In the spring.”
Williams gets a few elbows at
that one. “You serious?”
“You know, I scored in the
spring, too,” Urso shoots back.
“Well, I scored before you did.
I scored the first goal.”
QB pressure key for UConn.
BY DAVID ELY
It’s the great equalizer.
Even the greatest offense can
be rendered impotent if a quarter
back doesn’t have time to get the
ball to his playmakers.
A strong pass rush can tip a
defense from pedestrian to elite
—and can have the reverse effect
on a dominant offense.
And though much of North
Carolina’s practices this week cen
tered on ways to defend Connecticut
tailback Donald Brown—the nation’s
leading rusher the Thr Heels’ abil
ity to get after the quarterback could
decide the outcome Saturday.
“If you get after the quarterback,
that rattles them in the passing
game,” defensive end E. J. Wilson
said. “Our plan going in is to stop
the running game and get them to
have to throw the ball.”
That’s something that starts up
front with the four defensive line
men. A strong push from the defen-
SEE PRESSURE, PAGE 4
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
mittee members responded to
phone calls, some housekeepers
reject that claim.
“This is nothing housekeepers
agreed on,” said Salia Warren, a
field organizer of the housekeep
ers union UE Local 150.
“The committee was set up as a
sham,” she said. “It was clear that
whether housekeepers want it or
not, it’s going to happen.”
The plan, to be implemented
in January, calls for current staff
to work Monday through Friday.
Part-time workers would be hired
to work the weekend shift.
Administrators hailed it as meet
ing housekeepers’ main concerns.
Carolyn Elfland, associate vice
WATCH THE TAR HEELS
TAKE ON VIRGINIA
Time: 7 p.m. today
Location: Fetzer Field
Eventually Dixon moves the
talk back to the regular season.
“Wait. Wasn’t it Schuler?”
“Oh. Yeah. It was Schuler.”
And with Williams’ conces
sion, it’s decided that it was
striker Billy Schuler (against
South Carolina, on Sept. 5).
But even the fact that so many
names could be thrown into the
mix says something about this
Class of 2012.
Comprising three of the top
five point scorers on UNC’s roster
this year and five of the top 10, the
incoming class has made a contri
bution right from the start
Though only defender Williams
starts regularly, five of the eight
incoming players have seen time
in all 10 games this season.
“We brought in something
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North Carolina's defensive line hopes to use this kind of teamwork to get
pressure on UConn's Zach Frazer. The Tar Heels have five sacks this year.
DTH ONLINE: Two DTH beat
writers talk about the Tar Heels'
—' chances against Connecticut.
chancellor of campus services, said
administrators “felt comfortable rec
ommending what they set forward”
based on housekeepers’ feedback.
“The committee was put togeth
er to have all viewpoints included
and to come up with the best solu
tion to meet everyone’s needs,
a consensus building process,”
But Warren said the plan would
put more of a burden on workers,
reduce temporary workers’ hours
from 40 to 20 and cause a huge
loss of services to students.
And Student Action with Workers
members who plan to distribute
flyers in support of the housekeep
ers during Saturday’s football game
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Keeper JP Davis, Sheanon Williams and Kirk Urso shoot at Finley Reids
after practice Wednesday. "They're all really great guys," Urso says.
like 10, or, I’m not even sure the
total number of incoming guys
and transfers, and they just all
bring a great attitude,” senior
Mike Callahan says.
“The kind of attitude that we
want our whole team to be about,
just hard working, and obviously
S DTH ONLINE: Check the Web
site Saturday after the game for
some notes on UNC's result.
said administrators intimidated
employees to comply.
“Others have tried to present the
housekeepers’ committee as a demo
cratic process, but in reality, behind
closed doors, they have no voice,”
said junior Ben Carroll, a member
of Student Action with Workers.
Carroll said an administrator
addressed housekeepers as “you
people” and told them they were
“replaceable” at Tuesday’s commit
He added that many housekeep
ers said they have been singled out
and taken into private meetings in
an attempt to divide the group.
“They are very scared to talk to
the media right now,” said Tommy
they’re very talented.”
Their resumes prove they have
the talent to back up Callahan’s
Williams, Schuler and Urso
played together for two and a
SEE SOCCER, PAGE 4
Cultural mix soon to
engulf Memorial Hall
BY BENNETT CAMPBELL
The fast-paced, rhythmic
zydeco music of the Mississippi
Delta has nothing in common
with Johann Sebastian Bach’s
Baroque-era violin concertos.
Well, pretty much nothing
except for the fact that they’ll
both be featured this weekend
at Memorial Hall as Carolina
Performing Arts presents the
next two installments of its
2008-09 season, giving audi
ences a chance to examine the
identity of two vastly different
On Friday, Buckwheat Zydeco
will perform with Nathan and
the Zydeco Cha Chas. The two
groups are among the few from
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2008
Griffin, chairman of the Employee
Forum. “They’ve been told not to
talk to anyone.”
Elfland said she is not aware of
any such complaints.
“That should not be going on,”
she said. “If it is going on, I would
like to hear about it.”
Despite the announced compro
mise, junior Laura Bickford, a mem
ber of Student Action with Workers,
said the debate is far from over.
“The housekeepers realize who’s
screwing them over,” Bickford said.
“They are really united and a strong
force to be reckoned with.”
Contact the University Editor
BY ELIZA KERN
Sarah Bond has a bachelor’s
degree and is working toward a
Ph.D. in ancient history, but she still
has a hard time making ends meet.
Bond is one of UNC’s numerous
graduate students who struggle to
stretch the funding they receive
to cover basic living expenses in
Chapel Hill, a problem the school
is trying to address.
“Living below the poverty line is
a hard thing to do,” she said.
University officials have urged
an increase in funding to attract
and retain more graduate students
and to improve these students’
“Graduate students are the
engine that drives the research
here,” said Steve Matson, dean of
the Graduate School.
“I don’t see a way to improve the
situation for our graduate students
while they’re on campus or while
we’re recruiting them without
Matson said many students who
would like to attend UNC ultimately
decide to pursue their degrees at
other schools that offer more com
petitive financial support packages.
“One of the remarkable things is
that we still win those competitions
some of the time, but we don’t win
enough of them,” Matson said.
He cited Yale University as an
example. Yale provides graduate
students with five years of full
“That’s kind of tough to com
pete with,” Matson said.
The University’s yield rate for
graduate students has remained
steady since 2003, with a 55 per-
SEE GRAD STUDENTS, PAGE 4
A7TBCO THE SHOWS
Time: 8 p.m. today
Location: Memorial Hall
Timet 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Location: Memorial Hall
their genre that have garnered a
Zydeco is a style of music that
developed in the 1800s in the
French-speaking Creole areas of
Louisiana. Though it might not
be on many students’ iPods, Emil
Kang, UNC’s executive director for
the arts, encouraged students
and others to take a chance.
“There’s so much more depth
to what we think of as sort of
roots music,” he said. “This is just
another attempt by us to bring
SEE SHOWS, PAGE 4