North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME 116, ISSUE 111
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The N.C. State University
Student Senate votes today on
a resolution advocating harsher
penalties for four students who
wrote racial slurs and threats
toward President-elect Barack
Obama on campus last week.
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The ACC Tournament begins
today. The seventh-seeded Tar
Heels are No. 20 in the nation.
They play Maryland, the two
seed, ranked No. 4 nationally.
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Gary Hirshberg, head of
Stonyfield Farm organic yogurt
company, speaks about
environmental responsibility
and consumers choices.
this day in history
NOV. 12,1998...
A UNC sophomore from India
announces plans to fight a
policy banning burning incense
in residence halls. He had
received two citations for Ns
actions, part of his Hindi rituals.
Due to reporting errors, senior
Thomas Jones is misquoted in
the Tuesday article “Vets see
funds, not services.” Jones said
financial assistance is important
for student veterans because the
tuition assistance they receive
from the GI bill is subtracted
from what the University gives
them based on financial need
assessments. Also the GI Bill
gives active duty members more
money, not more benefits.
Due to a reporting error, Jones’
military service background is
incorrect in the Tuesday article
“UNC student veterans face
readjustment to college life.” He
was activated in the Reserves to
assist a group that was deployed
to an undisclosed location, but
he was not deployed to that loca
tion. The Daily Thr Heel apolo
gizes for the errors.
Today’s weather
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Wednesday’s weather
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police log 2
calendar 2
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sports 6
crossword 7
opinion 8
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Event salutes veterans
Focuses on past and present service
Edward Saleeby, who served in
World War 11, has attended mili
tary services for years as a way to
honor his country.
He made sure to attend the
Veterans Day ceremony Tbesday at
UNC, though he’s still in the process
of moving from Pennsylvania and
hasn’t even taken up residence at
his new home in Chapel Hill.
“I am honored and proud and
pleased to be here,” he said.
Saleeby, an N.C. State University
alumnus who will turn 87 this
week, served in the U.S. Army and
handled communications between
headquarters and Europe.
The College of Arts and Sciences
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junior Kane Smego performs a spoken-word piece about gentrification at an event Tuesday evening to generate discussion about
Greenbridge Developments. The event showed a promotional video for the development interspersed with spoken-word performances.
Strong objections to
10-story development
Amidst a packed room of students and
community members spilling into the aisles,
tensions flared as people voiced their out
rage over the planned Greenbridge develop
ment in Chapel Hill.
Greenbridge Developments is build
ing a mixed-use complex at a plot along
Rosemary Street located in the historically
black Northside community.
Tuesday’s event “Why Stories Matter,”
sponsored by the UNC group United with
the Northside Community NOW and held
in Bingham Hall, Room 103, featured slam
poetry, discussion and a showing of a contro
versial Greenbridge promotional video.
The video features interviews with black
Northside residents recounting family his
tory intermixed with narration about the
proposed Greenbridge site.
McCorkle gets brighter light
Concerns about lighting in
McCorkle Place during October’s
lighting tour have already led to
Seven of the quad’s 84 light
fixtures were switched to a high
er wattage bulb as a first step to
brighten low-lit areas deemed a
safety concern.
“We’ve gotten all kinds of feed
back,” said Raymond Dußose, direc
tor of energy services. “Some people
like it and some people think there
needs to be additional lighting.”
Energy services also is making
adjustments on the position and
intensity of the lights so that there
is maximum output, which should
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
and the ROTC held the service out
side Memorial Hall to pay tribute
to Americans in uniform, past and
Several dozen veterans, families
and students attended the service,
which included remarks from Capt.
Stephen Matts, professor of naval
science, Bruce Carney, interim dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences,
and Capt. Charles M. Gibson, a
UNC alumnus guest speaker.
The ceremony, originally to be
held in Gerrard Hall, was relocated
because of the weekend fire.
Matts said he was glad the ser
vice was held outside Memorial
Hal because of its proximity to
@DTH ONLINE: See a video of the spoken
word performances and audience reaction.
Many of those featured in the video now
say their words were taken out of context
and misconstrued to seem as they were in
full support of the project.
“I didn’t realize what I said was going
to be used in that manner,” said Dolores
Bailey, a Northside resident who was fea
tured in the promotional video. “So that
bothers me a lot.”
Bailey, who spoke out and identified her
self to the audience as one of those misrep
resented in the film, said she was furious
about the Greenbridge project.
UNC junior Kane Smego, who performed
slam poetry at the event, described the project
as two towers, “one 10 stories, the other seven
like a middle finger to the Northside.”
The event also provided a space for some
dialogue between the community and
Greenbridge developers. Frank Phoenix, a
Greenbridge developer, spoke to the audience
at the end of the event
“I’ve heard several times people say that
take about two weeks to complete.
Of the seven fixtures, five are on
the sidewalk that crosses McCorkle
in between Morehead Planetarium
and Hyde Hall, and two more were
installed on the sidewalk in front
of Hyde.
On a walk-through Tuesday
night, Student Body President J. J.
Raynor noticed the difference in
the bulbs but said she still was not
satisfied with the lighting.
First-year Emma Fauser agreed
with Raynor.
“The lights are just too bright
and concentrated and don’t light
all the dark spaces,” Fauser said.
“It still gives an eerie feeling.”
The lights in McCorkle Place
were dimmed this summer to
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The ROTC color guard stands ready near Memorial Hall before the
commencement of the Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday morning.
Greenbridge is destroying the community,”
Phoenix said. “I think it’s appropriate to
recognize that the gentrification that’s been
going on started long before Greenbridge
came into play.”
Residents fear property taxes will skyrock
et with the completion of the multimillion
dollar building —a main concern of those
opposed to the Greenbridge development.
“We seem to be some sort of a lighting rod
and all the anger associated with the changes
that are going on that are real are somehow
being pointed at us,” Phoenix said.
“We are not the source of this problem. We
may be contributing to it to some extent, but
we are not the source of the problem.”
Residents are fearful for the future of their
collective history and worried their past will
be erased with the completion of the complex.
Greenbridge has promised a community muse
um in the building to combat those worries.
Tensions arose at the event’s end as Phoenix
spoke about the dissolution of communication
between the community and Greenbridge.
reflect the findings of a University
study of lighting aesthetics.
Asa result, UNC installed
bulbs that allow better viewing
of the night sky. They also direct
away from trees to enable them to
grow better.
Although the number of lights
was doubled 41 to 84, the new
lights use 70-watt metal halide
bulbs. The net change was about
one-third less light.
The average bulb life decreased
from 20,000 hours to 5,000 hours
and the cost of each bulb rose from
$11.39 to $15.56.
A total of $187,000 has been
spent on the lights, labor and wire
New safety chief tours
UNC-system campuses
Brent Herron, then a Secret
Service Special Agent from
Durham, was working security
for President Bush at a Florida
elementary school when the Twin
Towers were attacked.
Herron, now in charge of cam
pus safety for the UNC system, said
that day taught him to approach
his job with all seriousness.
On the wall of his office at UNC
General Administration, Herron
keeps another reminder of the
vital role of public safety: a picture
of Manhattan firefighters posing
Hikes would not
affect returners
Some Board of Trustees mem
bers are looking at a policy that
would charge different tuition rates
to different classes in an effort to
make tuition more predictable.
Such a tiered plan would charge
incoming students more per year
than returning students.
The idea is that while tuition
might increase each year, return
ing students would keep paying the
same amount for all four years.
Trustee John Ellison stressed that
the proposal is still in early stages.
“It’s just a thought, not anything
beyond a thought,” he said.
“It’s something I would think
about if there was support for it.
We haven’t talked to anyone in the
administration or broadly with
any trustees. It’s just a way to give
students transparency.”
Ellison introduced the topic at
Monday’s tuition and fee advisory
task force meeting, but it was quick
ly ruled out for this year.
Provost Bernadette Gray-Little
also said such a policy is difficult
to administer.
But at least two universities,
Carnegie Mellon University and
Indiana University, have introduced
tiered tuition in the past few years.
Carnegie Mellon’s tuition this year
is $35,780 for students who enrolled
in 2005, $37,000 for students who
entered in 2006 and $38,430 for
students who entered in 2007.
“We don’t find it to be a big issue
to manage,” said Ken Walters,
who works in media relations at
Carnegie Mellon.
He also said the university did
not encounter any opposition when
tiered tuition was implemented.
“It’s worked out we 11.... It helps
to restrain increases for current stu
dents,” he said.
“Students who are applying can
make a decision based on what the
tuition increase is.”
Indiana University began charg
ing a Commitment to Excellence
fee in 2003. Incoming students
that year were the first to pay the
SI,OOO fee, which goes to binding
such things as additional faculty
for smaller class sizes.
It has also gone to improving
laboratories and classrooms.
“It’s tracked separately in our
budget so that we can show that
all the expenditures were designed
to improve the quality of educa
tion on the campus,” said Larry
Maclntyre, assistant vice president
for university communications.
Roger Perry, chairman of the
Board of Trustees, said the board
has talked about tiered tuition and
might consider in the future.
He said he hasn’t yet formed an
opinion on the idea.
"We have a task force working not
only on tuition but on a number of
issues,” he said. “I think it’s a topic
that will be discussed in the future.”
Contact the University Editor
Brent Herron
worked for
the Secret
Service before
taking on
safety for the
UNC system.
with Bush on Aug. 10,2001.
Many of the men in the pic
ture worked closely with Herron
during his Secret Service tenure.
They were some of the first on the
scene after the "IWin Towers were

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