No love was lost last year for a graduation speaker who studied ants for a living.
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No love was lost last year for a graduation speaker who studied ants for a living.
On Nov. 13, police raided a vacated business space on East Franklin Street to clear out anarchists and occupiers. The scene was otherworldly.
Three years ago today, the crowd in Top of the Hill suddenly exited the bar and took to the street en masse.
I’m a fan of new things and I’m a fan of porn, but I can’t claim to be a fan of The New Pornographers.
I don’t think the athletic department is intentionally trying to spit in the face of the campus community.
There were two major developments for the social media site Facebook in September.
Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes can be as simple as putting your nose in a good book.
It’s hard to pin down what exactly WOODS.TV is. It’s divided into episodes and seasons like a television show. It looks like an experimental art film. It’s been described as a kind of video diary.
Dear UNC Public Records Office,
With work falling somewhere between scholarly research and fan-fiction, groups across the world are keeping Sherlock Holmes alive, even if he never was to begin with.
The bad news: Budget cuts have reduced the University to nothing but a single professor operating a Twitter account. He alone must provide a full education through bite-sized summaries, lessons and assignments.
Marshall Jones and DJ Nugz of Sound Cartel have been a part of the house music scene for more than 20 years combined. They’ll be playing Friday at Talulla’s on Franklin Street with friend Ian Lee, of Orlando. Diversions sat down with Sound Cartel to find out what to expect Friday, how house music is received in the Triangle and what the genre means to them. Diversions: What about the Triangle stands out as opposed to Orlando or Chicago? Marshall Jones: I’ve heard from other people who don’t live here that they’re amazed that there’s a scene for house music here. One thing I think that keeps us — our niche is that we have the three colleges located here, so a lot of the people are international and they understand the music and that’s the pretty cool part. I think that’s what keeps us apart from everybody else. DJ Nugz: Yeah, they’re more into the house scene and international. You know, house is more international, so a lot of the students already have some inclination of what it is. Dive: Does anything about Chapel Hill stand out, compared to the rest of the Triangle? MJ: It’s my roots, you know? There’s nothing like having a residency on Franklin Street and knowing that the street over, Rosemary, was pretty much where we all started. Dive: You’ve played with a lot of different people, and been involved with a lot of different projects. Does your style change depending on who you’re working with, subconsciously or otherwise? MJ: When we play together, our styles compliment each other so well, so it’s kind of like we don’t have to change up. I guess when we play in other areas, we have to feel the area out, feel the crowd out, and you just go after that vibe. So really, I think it changes every venue you play. Or as far as any other people you work with, it can change. But I mean for me and (Nugz), he kind of taught me how to DJ. He was one of my teachers, so he knows what I do. So our styles compliment each other. Nugz: Yeah, and it’s really house-based — like original deep, soulful, funky — you know, disco elements. We can range anywhere through that whole thing. In my opinion, I think it’s based off the original house sound. MJ: It definitely is. It’s got more soul, more instruments. Out of individual elements that we bring, he has a more Latin-influenced sound. It goes back to our roots. He’s more Latin and soul, and I’m more funk and soul. And we both understand jazz. It’s kind of like all our styles just fuse together and compliment each other. Dive: What advice, or starting point, would you have for people who haven’t listened to house music before? MJ: Oh man. We probably have a list of DJs they can check out. Check out Roy Davis Jr., Mark Grant, Andre Harris, DJ Excel, Mr. V, Jellybean Benitez — who else? Nugz: There’s definitely a lot. A lot of DJs, a lot of sound that people can relate to. It can also help to have an open mind to it. Since it’s not in the mainstream, for a lot of people Electronic is like listening to something alien, something new. And you’ve got to have an open mind. It’s kind of like when you heard classic rock, when you heard Led Zepplin for the first time, when you’re a teenager and you hadn’t heard anything before that. You got to have an open mind an be willing to understand the sound — willing to feel what house music is about. MJ: It’s funny how some people go to a club nowadays and want to hear what they hear on the radio. And you can’t do that anymore. It’s like, really? A club is supposed to be a place where you hear cutting edge sounds that you’ve never heard before and you leave the club just drenched in sweat because you were dancing all night. That’s the essence of it. That’s what it was about back then, and that’s what we’re trying to do now. I tell people, if you want to understand house music, come to one of our shows, or go to a show of a DJ we recommend. Or pick up a CD, or download a mix, because that’s what it’s about. Why would you want to pay $20, or even $5, to go hear Lil’ Wayne when you can turn on your radio? If that’s the case, you know, just stay at home and watch MTV, save yourself some bucks. But if you really want to get something out and have a good time and hear something you’ve never heard before, come to one of our shows. It definitely will change your mind. The main basis, like Nugz said, is have an open mind. That’s the only way music can change and grow and we ain’t got to hear the same songs over and over. Dive: Tell me about Friday night, here at Talulla’s with Ian Lee. MJ: We were one of Orlando’s best house duos, and still are. It’s funny because he came for my birthday and was going to do a show, but we got snowed in. This is the re-do. Ian, he’s just going to rip it up. I think, for the area to see somebody of his caliber will be amazing. And it actually will enhance things a lot, because the man’s awesome. How it’s different between me and Nugz? There isn’t really much difference. It sounds definitely a little different, but as far as work mentality, we’re both the same.
Although officers were prepared to encounter fake gunmen with hostages and chemical weapons in Wednesday’s shooter-on-campus drill, they were flustered by a real student journalist with a recorder.An officer held a gun to the back of senior Will Gorham and forced him to the ground as he walked along the boundaries of the site, assuming he was part of the drill.Despite that one hiccup, UNC administrators called the drill a success that highlighted the importance of communication between every facet of campus.The training session incorporated on-site responses from a number of agencies, the convening of an executive group of administrators and alert sirens and text messages to faculty, staff and students on campus.Chancellor Holden Thorp said the next step would be fine-tuning the channels of communication between those groups during a crisis.“Every time we do something like this, we learn something new about how we communicate,” Thorp said.“As we unfortunately know from things that have happened here, these kinds of incidents are realistic possibilities, and even though we do everything we can to prevent them, we need to be prepared.”The exercise began with an 8:45 a.m. call to the Department of Public Safety from an emergency call box at the Outdoor Education Center, which is about a 10-minute walk from the center of campus.Responding officers found individuals who appeared — as part of the exercise — to be injured with gunshot wounds.This began emergency notifications on campus, such as text messages to Alert Carolina subscribers and messages on campus sirens.As the mock conflict evolved, the Chapel Hill hostage negotiation team and UNC’s Environment, Health and Safety department responded to new threats from the two gunmen.Throughout the exercise, Gorham walked around the barricaded perimeter of the Outdoor Education Center, collecting sound for the radio program Carolina Connection. He was near an unblocked residential road at the outer perimeter of the drill when confronted.“The response, I think, was appropriate,” said DPS Chief Jeff McCracken, adding that he had not yet talked to the officer or student.McCracken said no charges would be made against Gorham, who was uninjured. But the senior journalism major said he was still unsure what his next action would be.“I’m not going to say right now whether I’m going to file a complaint or anything,” Gorham said. “I don’t wanna speculate because I haven’t had time to think about.”Thorp said he would take away two things from the exercises: balancing communication while still giving priority to the field operation, and deciding how to determine when it’s safe to tell people to stop sheltering.Preparations for the simulation began six months ago. The drill was managed by EnviroSafe Consulting and Investigations Inc., which is conducting simulations and training at each of the 17 UNC-system schools.Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Years of planning for a late-night dining option on campus could be contested during today’s vote on whether to bring a Wendy’s fast food restaurant to the Student Union.UNC administrators say Wendy’s represents the best option for a profitable, late-night dining service.But some students and community members are concerned about the environmental, social justice and public health aspects of having a fast-food chain in the bottom of the Union and hope the vote will be delayed for more student input.
Summer’s coming up, and that means ... more freshmen.Summer school students on their way to class will once again be weaving through confused looking new students wearing lanyards and standing around in the Pit.The incoming Class of 2014 is required to visit UNC in two-day waves to get a taste of campus during the Carolina Testing and Orientation Program Sessions. Their parents are invited, too.Junior Caroline Howell remembered her orientation as a fun chance to meet new students.“I got to meet a lot of people outside my major who I might not other see otherwise,” she said.“I still see them on campus and we say hey to each other.”Katelyn DeBerardinis, also a junior, echoed this sentiment.“My favorite thing was definitely meeting all the new people,” she said. “Being on campus and seeing all the other new students made me excited to come to UNC.”The new students’ CTOPS will be similar to past years: learning about life in the UNC community, being led around by older Orientation Leaders and stressing out over the advising guide and class list on the night before registration.One change for the class will be the new ConnectCarolina registration system, which current students begin using this week.Junior Gina Mottesi remembered her orientation leader Thomas Byrd coming up with fun ways to get to know each other.In one icebreaker, he called the CTOPS members at random (while they were sitting in a circle) to make their cell phone ring.“He said you can find out a lot about someone by their ring tone,” Mottesi said.DeBerardinis said that as an out-of-state student, she could tell a difference between her experience and others’.“I didn’t feel intimidated, but I was definitely very aware of the people who knew each other — and I didn’t know anyone.”CTOPS will run this summer from June 3 through July 30, with breaks for the Fourth of July. There will be a later CTOPS program Aug. 19 through Aug. 20 for international students and students with exceptional circumstances.“Overall, I thought it is a really good way for new students to ease into college life,” Mottesi said. “It helps them realize that in college, you will be surrounded by new people constantly,” she said.Senior writer Rebecca Brenner contributed reporting.Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
Whatever you’re doing and wherever you are this summer, stay moving.
GenerAction Week, which begins its series of service events today, seeks to become not just a yearly UNC staple but something that sticks with students every day of the year.Its organizers call it the launch of a “social movement” looking for creative ways to engage high school- and college-aged youths in social action and volunteerism.The movement operates under the nonprofit umbrella of the East African Children’s Education Fund, a group created in 2007 by sophomore Andrew Sugrue to raise the standard of education in East Africa and foster the spirit of philanthropy in youth around the rest of the world.
GenerAction Week, which begins its series of service events today, seeks to become not just a yearly UNC staple but something that sticks with students every day of the year.Its organizers call it the launch of a “social movement” looking for creative ways to engage high school- and college-aged youths in social action and volunteerism.The movement operates under the nonprofit umbrella of the East African Children’s Education Fund, a group created in 2007 by sophomore Andrew Sugrue to raise the standard of education in East Africa and foster the spirit of philanthropy in youth around the rest of the world.GenerAction seeks to create that same spirit of philanthropy and service locally with a barrage of service opportunities from community and student organizations across campus.At least 27 student organizations — including Young Democrats, College Republicans and the Order of the Bell Tower — have committed to participate, develop projects and present service opportunities for community members.The events will range from races, dodgeball tournaments and Easter egg hunts to food drives and letter-writing.A speaker series on social action will also bring voices to campus from the nonprofit and public service realms, with talks by:n Ralph Byrns, UNC economics professorn Liz McCartney, founder of the St. Bernard Project and 2008 CNN Hero of the Year.n Clare Richardson, president and CEO of the DIAN Fossey Gorilla Fund.The week will conclude Sunday with a concert featuring Sean Kingston, Addictive Nature, Allen Mask and The Urban Sophisticates.GenerAction chose Kingston, 20, partly because he’s the same age as students, said John Harris, public relations director for the group.“He’s a great voice to kick off this movement,” Harris added.Gates to the concert open at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and it will be held in a parking lot next to the Smith Center.Tickets are $20 and available Student Union Box Office. Students who participate in GenerAction Week events are eligible to purchase tickets for half-price.Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNC says it has committed itself to cleaning up problems at its off-campus Bingham Facility, but final solutions could take months — and new problems are cropping up in the meantime.The facility, which houses animals used for research by UNC, stopped treating wastewater on-site after a series of leaks in the system. But the transportation of wastewater to Orange Water and Sewer Authority for treatment also stopped at the beginning of this month when unwanted chemicals were found in septic tanks.UNC reported the presence of the chemicals — solvent toluene, antifreeze ethylene glycol and coolant propylene glycol — to the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources weeks later once they were identified through testing by two independent companies.The chemicals were being used in the construction of a new building, and reached the septic tank through sewer lines. The chemicals have been completely contained, UNC reported, because the wastewater treatment systems have been shut down to repair previous leaks, according to a letter from UNC to DENR.Orange Water and Sewer Authority would not take the contaminated wastewater because the toluene concentration was too high.UNC hired Clean Harbors to clean the septic tanks and remove the wastewater. That cost will be billed to the contractors responsible for the leak, said Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and construction.In a message to neighbors of the facility, UNC pledged to more closely monitor the facility. Residents have previously complained to the University because of leaks in the treated wastewater system, potential construction and a lack of communication from UNC.Cliff Leath, a neighbor of the facility, said he thinks UNC administrators mean well and are being proactive, but are struggling to play catch up with the problems at Bingham.“There’s a disconnect between the responsible parties and what’s going on at the site,” Leath said.McKim and Creed, an engineering consulting firm based in Raleigh, is looking at the facility, its operations and its surroundings to offer a “conceptual solution” to leaks in the wastewater treatment system that initially stirred concern and anger among residents.Areas they will examine include analysis of the soils and streams, testing for new wells, possible energy saving options and centralizing utility systems.Those studies will take at least a month, Runberg said, during which time UNC will continue to rely on OWASA for wastewater treatment.Runberg said McKim and Creed would likely be paid about $400,000, but stressed that the cost could change, as the fee hasn’t been negotiated. He attributed the potentially high cost to the firm’s large network of sub-consultants.
An outdoor, Sunday afternoon concert with Sean Kingston will cap off UNC’s inaugural GenerAction Service Week.Tickets, which go on sale Friday, will be half price for UNC students participating in the service events the week prior to the April 11 concert.GenerAction, which operates under the nonprofit umbrella of the East African Children’s Education Fund, is a social movement looking for creative ways to engage high school- and college-aged youths in social action and volunteerism.