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CHAPEL HILL PLAYERS
The improv comedy group
Chips has its first big show
tonight. The 13 group
members have been
practicing daily to prepare.
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CUTS KEEP COMING
With the uncertain economy
Gov. Mike Easley told state
agencies to plan for a possible 3
percent budget cut an increase
from the 2 percent reduction he
called for last month.
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UNC'sTar Heel Raas Indian
dance team will head to
Atlanta for a nationwide Indian
dance competition. The team
will compete in Raas Garba, a
traditional dance of Gujrat.
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prizes. Visit www.dailytarheel.
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Seeking creative students and
community members to model
their Halloween costumes
for the Oct. 21 Tuesday Focus.
Contact Features Editor Nate
Hewitt at nathadhewitt®
gmail.com if interested.
SIT DOWN WITH SARAH
The assistant features editor
will be at Caribou Coffee at
110 W. Franklin St. at 11 a.m.
Sunday to hear your story ideas.
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OCTOBER 12, 2008 3 P.M. POLK PLACE
Thorp plans ambitious speech
BY ANDREW DUNN
For two months, a sly smile has
crossed Chancellor Holden Thorp’s
face when asked about his upcom
ing University Day speech.
Thorp has said he’s planning
something big for his official instal
lation as UNC’s 10th chancellor.
What exactly he’ll say is under
wraps, but the speeches of past
chancellors offer a glimpse at what
will be said on the 215th anniversary
of the University’s founding.
Though Thorp has spelled out his
priorities in shorter speeches this
year —a commitment to faculty and
raising UNC’s international profile
among them this Sunday provides
the first big stage he’ll assume.
“It’s, in a way, the first public
exhibition of his talents, vision
and objectives,” said John Sanders,
professor emeritus in the School of
Government Sanders has attended
every installation since 1957.
Overall, University Day instal
lation speeches are used to lay out
a general vision.
“They don’t attempt to go
into details,” Sanders said. “That
Thorp a ‘Renaissance man’
BY MEERA JAGANNATHAN
AND HILLARY ROSE OWENS
When Holden Thorp called his
mother to tell her he’d been select
ed as chancellor, he first asked if
she was sitting down.
“It scared me,” said Bo Thorp
with a laugh. “It was in the middle
of the night.”
He went on to tell her the news.
“My first response was, ‘have
you told them how old you are?’”
At the University Day celebra
tion Sunday, UNC will install the
44-year-old Fayetteville native and
UNC alum as its 10th chancellor.
With a background that spans
SEE BACKGROUND, PAGE 5
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EMMA PAH!
Former Chancellors Christopher C. Fordham, Paul Hardin, Michael Hooker, James Moser and current Chancellor Holden Thorp (center).
would be premature and not the
Several themes have been carried
throughout the speeches of the last
four chancellors: James Moeser,
Michael Hooker, Paul Hardin and
Christopher Fordham. .
COURTESY OF TERRY SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Holden Thorp (left) was picked as a National Merit Semifinalist
based on his PSAT scores while attending Terry Sanford High School.
The most common is the mission
to become the top-rated public uni
versity in the country.
As UNC strives to recruit top
high school students away from
the Ivy League, Thorp is likely to
reiterate the same concern.
But he’s also likely to mention
other broad themes.
■ A commitment to the people
of North Carolina.
“We pledge them a resolute deter
mination to demonstrate that we are
worthy of their trust by our continu-
Thorp's rise to the chancellorship
Chancellor Holden Thorp took a short, nontraditional road to the position. And
unlike the last two chancellors, Thorp has spent the majority of his career at UNC.
H—“ 2008: Elected chancellor of the University of
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Yggg *- 2007: Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
*-2005: Kenan Professor and chair of the
Department of Chemistry
2002: Faculty’ director of fundraising for
Carolina Physical Science Complex
L 2001: Director of UNC’s Morehead Planetarium
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008
ing achievements on their behalf,”
Hooker said on Oct. 12,1995.
■ Academic freedom and the
freedom of speech and protest.
“We cannot emphasize too
SEE UNIVERSITY DAY, PAGE 5