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  Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893 Don’t find fault, find a remedy. HENRY FORD Friday, October 24, 2014 dailytarheel.com Volume 122, Issue 99 SHE WON’T TOLERATE IT DTH/CATHERINE HEMMER Chancellor Carol Folt promised to give disciplinary action to nine employees upon receiving the Wainstein report. The University will not release their names. Faculty, athletic counselors facing disciplinary action Latinos protest Hagan’s policy By Elizabeth Matulis Staff Writer  After Sen. Kay Hagan recently spoke out against using execu-tive action to stop deportations, immigrant groups are reaching out to inform voters of her stance on immigration. Immigrant youth, parents and supporters came together Thursday in Durham as part of a rally and press conference to pro-test her views. The conference took place in front of a new billboard criticizing Hagan’s policies toward the immigrant community.The billboard was written in Spanish and funded by Latino families in the community.Elisa Benitez, an organizer for immigrant advocacy group North Carolina DREAM Team, said the purpose of the billboard campaign  was to advise the community about Hagan’s immigration stance. Benitez said Hagan’s actions were disappointing because she is liberal.“Hagan is a Democrat,” Benitez said. “She is the one who is sup-posed to be on our side.”The billboard includes the line “La Senadora Hagan no es amiga de los inmigrantes,” which trans-lates to “Sen. Hagan is no friend of immigrants.” But the sign does not provide information on the  viewpoint of her opponent, N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis. Ismael Rodriguez, a Latino immi-grant living in Durham, was unaware of Tillis’ stance on immigration, but knew of Hagan’s voting record. He noted that in 2006 Hagan  voted against providing driver’s licenses to undocumented immi-grants in the N.C. General Assembly, and in 2010 she was one of the few Democrats to vote against the DREAM Act. “How (would you feel) without a license, without a Social Security card, without opportunities?” Rodriguez said.The press conference attracted a diverse population, including Durham resident Davi Cheshire,  who came to support a friend. “People working just as hard as me — and who are just as smart as me — are denied the same rights as me  because I was born here,” she said.She said she was familiar with Hagan’s policies, but said she did not know Tillis’ views on immigration.“But things need to change,” Cheshire said.Durham resident Alma Perez said her parents immigrated to the U.S.  when she was 2 years old. She said she was frustrated by the fact that after going to school, working hard and reaching her junior year of high school — when most students think about applying to college — she had to worry about affording tuition. “I want to fight for equality. What (Hagan) is doing is not fair,” she said. “She needs to be held accountable.” Another Durham resident,  Amayrani Calvario, was similarly frustrated when she was apply -ing to college. She wanted to go into the medical field but said her dream has been crushed because she cannot get licensed profession-ally in North Carolina because of her immigration status.She said she also wanted to apply to UNC, but knew she couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition that undocumented stu-dents must pay.“It’s not fair for President Obama to give us something and for (Hagan) to take it away,” she said.Rodriguez said some of Hagan’s policies are positive, but they do not support the Latino community.“In other areas, Hagan is making good things and supports schools and teachers — but she does not support Latinos,” Rodriguez said. state@dailytarheel.com Sen. Hagan’s stance on immigration has upset many Latino residents. By Jane Wester Assistant University Editor Before students could even digest the Wainstein report, Chancellor Carol Folt made a promise — nine UNC employees  will face disciplinary action. “We’re being described by a set of actions that took place in our history, but I’m not going to accept that,” Folt said. The 136-page report — the product of former federal prosecu-tor Kenneth Wainstein’s eight-month long investigation — had enough evidence to warrant at least four terminations. The University refused to release the names of the nine employees,  but a person familiar with the mat-ter confirmed eight of the nine names of people implicated in the report who are facing disciplinary action at UNC-CH.“We take privacy issues very seri-ously and have worked diligently to ensure the rights of individuals are protected during this process. We  will not comment at this time about the status of individuals whose employment could be — or has been — impacted as a result of the inves-tigation,” said Rick White, associate  vice chancellor for communications and public affairs, in a statement.Folt said employees can appeal disciplinary processes, with rules  varying for different types of employees. Disciplinary actions for those not terminated will vary, but even an employee facing termina -tion has the right to appeal.“My hope is that we can get to the (disciplinary) actions very quickly,” Folt said.Most people implicated in the report — which found that employ -ees in the Department of African and  Afro-American Studies were creating  bogus classes to keep student-ath-letes eligible to play — had already left the University, Folt said. She emphasized how much progress the University had already made since 2011.“I don’t feel I necessarily inher-ited a culture,” she said. “I think I’m very fortunate to be part of creating a culture.”She said communication among leaders is crucial to the University’s culture now, leaving behind the siloed leadership structure that allowed the malfeasance of Julius Nyang’oro — the former chairman of the Department of African and  Afro-American Studies and one of the puppet-masters in the fake classes scheme — to go undetected for so long.“We just don’t have tolerance for that anymore,” Folt said. Four faculty members named Four faculty members impli-cated in the report are facing dis-ciplinary action. The Board of Trustees gives all faculty members 14 days to appeal a personnel action and requires the employees’ case to be heard  by a faculty hearings committee. Chancellor Folt would make the ultimate decision. Dramatic art professor Bobbi Owen is the only person facing disciplinary action who has tenure. Owen was senior associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2014.  According to Wainstein’s report, she asked Nyang’oro to cut back the  volume of his independent studies. Despite being aware of issues, Owen apparently did not mention them to “anybody above her in the adminis-tration,” the report said.Jan Boxill, a master lecturer of philosophy who studies sports ethics, served as chairwoman of the faculty from 2011 to 2014 after spending years as the women’s bas-ketball academic counselor. Hagan urges students to head to polls By Michael Liguori Staff Writer Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s appearance at Gerrard Hall on Thursday was greeted by more than 150 student supporters, reporters — and a man in a duck costume.Hagan encouraged students to head to the polls as early voting began statewide Thursday, particu-larly because of the new voting law, which ended same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. And while most students in attendance sup-ported her campaign, one did not.Standing outside the building with a sign that read, “Why is Kay Hagan ducking the truth about her stimulus paydays?” was a man in a duck costume. He would not give his name, but said he represents the N.C. GOP Duck.“It’s sort of a fun way for volunteers to rep-resent their political views without harassing anybody,” he said. “What the duck focuses on is Kay Hagan’s record of attendance in certain things like the Oct. 21 debate.”Hagan focused on the student loans crisis during her speech, asking the audience how many of them had debt from loans — nearly everyone, including the professional reporters, raised their hands.“What I’m focused on, obviously being in the U.S. Senate, is having a mechanism so that stu-dents can refinance those loans,” she said.The total amount of student debt in the U.S. stands at $1.2 trillion. She said the state’s constitu-tion claims higher education should be as free as possible, but with an average debt of $23,893 per student in the state, this is not reality. Wilson Parker, president of UNC Young Democrats and director of state and external affairs for UNC Student Government, said the group was excited to have Hagan speak on campus.Parker said her opponent, N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, has supported $500 million in cuts to the state’s education budget — including tens of millions of dollars from the UNC system.“Sen. Hagan has a long record, both at the federal level and when she was working in appro-priations at the state level, of fighting for quality, affordable education,” he said.Senior Nat Glynn said he supports Hagan for her consistent backing of education because it’s  been a big issue for his hometown of Newton.He also said foreign policy, specifically the Islamic State and the Ebola outbreak, were important issues for him.“I don’t believe Tillis is able to conduct foreign policy,” Glynn said. “Kay has six years of experience in the Senate, which is a bigger stage for foreign policy.” state@dailytarheel.com SEE WAINSTEIN, PAGE 4 The senator campaigned at UNC as early voting began this week. New homeless shelter won’t open until summer DTH/CAMERON ROBERT Inter-Faith Council executive director John Dorward speaks to Orange County residents. By Kerry Lengyel Staff Writer The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service is  behind schedule for construction on its new State Employees’ Credit Union Community House.The community house, located at 1315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will offer a transitional housing program to help men who are homeless recover and become productive members of the community.The project was set to be completed in early spring of 2015 but is now being pushed back until summer of 2015.John Dorward, the executive director of the IFC, said the project has taken longer to start  because construction costs have gone up. “We all have worked on it on a daily basis until  we got it back down where the budget is doable,” he said during the IFC annual meeting Thursday.The new shelter will have 52 transitional beds and 17 emergency beds used for inclement weather. The town of Chapel Hill owns the current shelter located on the corner of Rosemary and North Columbia streets. Town officials haven’t decided what to do with the building yet, but the IFC’s community kitchen will continue to operate there.Dorward said the capital campaign for the proj-ect raised $5.76 million over three and a half years.The largest donor was the State Employees’ Credit Union, which contributed $1 million to the campaign, he said.“It was beginning to look like we were gonna have a hard time getting there,” he said. “But  we got to the final number thanks to a generous donation from CT Wilson Construction who has lowered their profit margin slightly.”Dorward said the IFC had to change general contractors to CT Wilson Construction after the previous contractor backed out.Rebecca McCulloh, whose last day as IFC president was Thursday, said that by the next annual meeting the shelter should be finished. “The dream will be a reality,” she said. “That’s a miracle.”Construction of the building will take approxi-mately 10 months to complete. The IFC expects to get a building permit within the next two weeks so construction can begin on the community house.Randy Best and Jan Broughton, members of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle, said their organization donates to the efforts of the IFC. “We’ve been strong supporters of the shelter for a long time,” Broughton said. “It will be more of a home facility for these men.” city@dailytarheel.com The completion date was delayed due to construction setbacks.  TODAY Water, Plant and Climate: Assessing the Climatic Impacts of Afforestation:  This technical talk is part of the seventh annual Carolina Climate Change Seminar. Guest speaker Inez Fung, climate scientist from the University of California at Berkeley, is an expert on carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The event is free and open to the public. Time:  12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location:  Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium Art for Lunch:  Patricia Leighten from Duke University will lecture at this lunch event at the Ackland Art Museum. Register online and order a boxed lunch from Jason’s Deli for $9, or bring a bag lunch. Time:  Noon to 1 p.m. Location:  Ackland Art Museum “Little Shop of Horrors”:   This musical, performed by Company Carolina, is the story of Seymour, a young, orphaned plant-lover. His life is changed when he finds a mysterious, insidious plant that demands more than he is willing to give. Time:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location:  Historic Playmakers  Theatre NOTED.  A bear found perusing the aisles of an Oregon drugstore is getting sent straight to rehab — but not the kind of rehab you’re all thinking.The black bear cub, which was prob-ably just searching for a snack as he scoured the local Rite-Aid, was ador-ably scooped into a shopping basket by police officers and will be released into the wild next year. QUOTED. “It seems a strong message needs to be sent out to anyone who seeks to adopt the same tactics in the future.”— Judge Paul Thomas, warning poten-tial scammers not to use the same scheme as Alan Knight, 47, a British man who faked a coma and other medical ailments to avoid being charged with fraud. We’ll remember that the next time we fake a coma to get out of our midterms. T oronto, Canada, is quickly winning the title of “City with the  Weirdest Mayors.” But this time, Rob Ford has been upstaged  by porn star Nikki Benz, a would-have-been mayoral candi-date whose Wednesday parody video pokes fun at her failed May campaign and features her wooing the elderly voting bloc by flirting and sharing rather lewd campaign speeches with a local grandfather. She might not have Ford’s crack experience (a must-have for every Toronto mayor’s platform), but Benz definitely has the political goods it takes to  win the mayoral race — at least, according to the creepy old geezer who endorses her in the video. Too bad the adult film actress was denied a space on the May ballot due to her expired Ontario driver’s license. She’s a candidate who would have had no problem with social media outreach. Rob Ford, without all the crack  From staff and wire reports DAILY DOSE ã  Someone committed larceny from an individual on the 200 block of East Main Street at 12:14 a.m.  Wednesday, according to Carrboro police reports.Stolen items included a purse valued at $200 and $30 in cash. About $423  worth of items were recov-ered, reports state. ã  Someone communicated threats through text mes-sages to a person on the 100 block of Laurel Avenue  between noon and 5:36 p.m.  Wednesday, according to Carrboro police reports.The person left a threaten-ing voice message and text messages on the person’s phone while the person was at work, reports state. ã  Someone reported loud live music from a band on the 600 block of Hillsborough Road between 7 p.m. and 7:14 p.m. Wednesday, according to Carrboro police reports.The band finished practice and agreed to keep the music down, reports state. ã  Someone committed lar-ceny from a table outside of Brown’s Paint & Hardware at 420 W. Franklin St. at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports.The person stole a small fan  valued at $15, reports state. ã  Someone broke into and entered an unsecured vehi-cle and committed larceny at the 600 block of Surry Road  between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:39 a.m. Wednesday, To make a calendar submission, email calendar@dailytarheel.com. Please include the date of the event in the subject line, and attach a photo if you wish. Events will be published in the newspaper on either the day or the day before they take place. COMMUNITY CALENDAR SATURDAY Dogtoberfest:  This family-friendly event includes football, music, food and a dog costume contest. The proceeds benefit Vets to Vets United, Inc. Dogs must be leashed and vaccinated. Time:  Noon to 7 p.m. Location:  He’s Not Here POLICE LOGFROM THE BLOGS   News Friday, October 24, 2014 The Daily Tar Heel 2 ROW FOR THE CURE R  owers Stephanie Wangerin (left) and Hannah Lewis raise awareness for breast cancer research in the Pit on Thursday. DTH/ANI GARRIGO Due to a reporting error, Wednesday’s page 10 story “PTA Thrift Shop director named to nonprofit board” included a photo caption that incorrectly stated what happened in August. Jessie-Black began working on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits in August. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error. ã The Daily Tar Heel reports any inaccurate information published as soon as the error is discovered.ã Editorial corrections will be printed on this page. Errors commit-ted on the Opinion Page have corrections printed on that page. 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Please report suspicious activity at our distribution racks by emailing dth@dailytarheel.com© 2014 DTH Media Corp.All rights reserved according to Chapel Hill police reports.The person stole a MacBook valued at $2,000, reports state. ã  Someone commit-ted vandalism at the Undergraduate Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to reports from the UNC Department of Public Safety. ã  Someone committed lar-ceny from the Frank Porter Graham Student Union at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, accord-ing to reports from the UNC Department of Public Safety. ã  Someone committed assault with a deadly weap-on at Cobb Residence Hall at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to reports from the UNC Department of Public Safety. ã  Someone damaged property at Ehringhaus Residence Hall at 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to reports from the UNC Department of Public Safety.  Assistant Online Editor  Kelsey Weekman found and fed a wild squirrel as part of The  Daily Tar Heel’s Bucket List for UNC students. She documented her experience here: If you told me when I woke up this morning that I’d be adding “squirrel advocate” to my resume, I don’t think I’d  believe you. But here I am.Don’t call me a hero; I’m  just a simple woman answer-ing the call of duty to feed a squirrel on campus.The first stage of my mis-sion was to find a morsel in the barren wasteland that is my post-Fall Break cabinet. Would squirrels be interest-ed in seasonal frosted cookies, raw cookie dough or bagels? I settled on the latter because I dearly care about the calorie intake of that tiny, helpless creature. And because those other things are mine.So where them squirrels at? Visit http://www.daily-tarheel.com/blog/pit_talk to read more about Weekman’s experience feeding a squirrel and other UNC bucket list activities. BUY A COUCH ã FIND A JOB ã DITCH YOUR ROOMMATE  SELL YOUR CAR ã FIND A SITTER ã VOLUNTEER  www.dailytarheel.com/classifieds  we’re here for you. all day. every day   Duke Young Adult ADD/ADHD & Nicotine Study  A new research study is recruiting healthy adults between the ages of 18-25 who meet the following c riteria:  Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or have ADD/ADHD symptoms ã Nonsmoker ã Have not used other tobacco products in the past three years ã Not currently taking psychiatric medications, except those for AD D/ADHD   If you meet these criteria, you may be eligible to participate.  Please call Aruna at 919-681-0048  for more information.  Compensation provided.  Or please visit www.trianglesmokingstudies.com  Pro00037792  News Friday, October 24, 2014 The Daily Tar Heel  3 ONE ARABIAN NIGHT IN THE UNION  DTH/CHELSEA REAVES  The Persian Cultural Society dance team performs at “1,001 Nights,” an event hosted by the society Thursday allowing students to explore Middle Eastern culture. By Meg Garner Staff Writer Eco-friendly Orange County just got a little greener after commission-ers approved a five-year bus expansion program to begin in early spring.The program, which  was approved at Tuesday’s Orange County Board of Commissioners meeting, will offer residents in rural parts of the county additional bus services.Bret Martin, transportation planner for Orange Public Transportation, said the com-missioners’ endorsement has set the program’s next step into action.“Now that the commission-ers have endorsed it, we’re mov-ing forward with the imple-mentation,” Martin said. “That  will involve marketing, more detailed service design such as the exact stop locations, timing and scheduling.”In addition to providing more shuttles to senior cen-ters in the county, boosting the Hillsborough Circulator Bus and providing more rides  between Hillsborough and Chapel Hill, the program  will offer new fixed routes throughout Orange County, except in the areas already covered by Chapel Hill Transit.  Another major portion of the program will comprise supplementing Triangle Transit’s midday service on U.S. 70 between Mebane, Efland and Hillsborough.The program is expected to cost the county about $1.1 million over the next five  years.Martin said the program’s costs would be covered by the half-cent transit sales tax that  went into effect in the county in April 2013. The tax was designed to give money to the $1.4 billion light rail sys-tem, with additional revenue going to Chapel Hill Transit, Triangle Transit and Orange Public Transportation.“It was decided a couple of  years ago that OPT would get 12 percent of that revenue,” Martin said. “That revenue is there, but we’re just not using it yet.”In addition to tax revenues, the program’s expenses will  be funded through various federal grants.Commissioner Earl McKee,  who lives in rural Orange County, said the new bus ser- vice is important because it is finally giving back to an under-served area of the county. “Expansion of service is the most important thing,” McKee said. “We’ve got a fairly sig-nificant number of people that are underserved, either  because of a lack of depend-able transportation of their own or a lack of the service that’s available.”Commissioner Penny Rich said she believes the pro-gram’s success hinges on how  well the county can educate rural community members about what the new system has to offer.“We had a lot of public input through public meetings, and folks that are really interested in public bus service came,” Rich said. “However, it’s the other folks that we need to get to. It’s the people who don’t think they’re interested, so you really need to try and dig into the community.”Rich said although the pro-gram might have some bumps along the way, she is excited to see yet another way Orange County can cut back on its environmental impact.“I am really happy about this, because any time we can get people out of their cars and onto public transportation is not only always good for the environment, but also good for folks who need extra help sometimes.” city@dailytarheel.com Rural revamp of bus system The new program expands service to rural Orange County. UNC Persian Cultural Society hosts Middle Eastern celebration By Rebecca Brickner Staff Writer It took 1,001 nights for a fabled Persian king to tell stories to his  wife, but UNC students only one to get more acquainted with Middle Eastern culture. The UNC Persian Cultural Society hosted an event called 1,001 Nights on Thursday night in celebration of Middle Eastern culture. The showcase took place in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union and featured the  Afghan Student Association, Turkish Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine. Hilda Tajalli, co-president of the Persian Cultural Society, likened the event to a FallFest for Middle Eastern student organizations. “Because many of the Middle Eastern organizations are so small on campus, we want people to have the chance to be exposed to them,” she said. About 150 people explored the booths lining the Great Hall. Traditional clothing, books and other cultural objects were on dis-play alongside a variety of foods, including Afghan green tea and dolmeh — stuffed grape leaves — provided by the society.The society held the first and most recent 1,001 Nights expo in 2012. Afghan Student Association member Medina Sadat, a first-gen-eration American who has deep ties to her Afghan heritage, said UNC students often get an inaccurate image of Afghanistan.“The countries represented here are some of the most misunder-stood by Americans,” Sadat said. “I hope this event can show a differ-ent side that many people don’t get to see.”Layla Quran, president of Students for Justice in Palestine, said the goal  was to make Middle Eastern culture accessible to the public in a friendly,  welcoming environment.“The average UNC student doesn’t hear about countries like Palestine on a daily basis,” she said.Freshman Lana Abutabanja appre-ciated the way the event incorporated a lot of different aspects of the cultures of the countries represented.“The performers showed a lot of passion for their culture,” she said. “The mix of modern and classical elements was very interesting.”Sociology Ph.D. candidate Ali Kadivar opened the event with a performance of the classical Persian folk song, “The Dialogue of Shams and Rumi.” He was followed by a tra-ditional bandari dance performed by six members of the Persian Cultural Society, as well as a modern take on a dabke dance performed by six members of Students for Justice in Palestine.The 1,001 Nights event was free to attend. It was paid for by the Persian studies program as well as a benefit night held at Kipos Greek Taverna on Franklin Street.Tajalli said she hopes attendees left with an enriched perspective of the Middle East and perhaps even an interest in joining these organiza-tions or studying the region in the classroom.“It’s important to consider the cultures that go into the melting pot that is America,” she said. university@dailytarheel.com UNC system to  weigh SAT’s role in admissions By Sarah Brown State & National Editor  A Board of Governors com-mittee on Thursday approved a pilot program for three UNC-system schools that would put less emphasis on SAT scores in university admissions.Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University and North Carolina Central University are part of the pilot, which would launch in fall 2015.Karrie Dixon, vice presi-dent for academic and student success, said that General  Administration staff studied more than 80,000 UNC-system student records and determined that high school GPA was a bet-ter predictor of college success than SAT scores — which mir-rors national research results. A large number of colleges and universities nationwide — around 900, Dixon estimated — have moved away from SAT requirements, either going SAT optional or telling prospective students SAT scores won’t be a major factor in admissions decisions. Critics have argued that standardized tests disad- vantage low-income students  who can’t afford test prepara-tion materials or courses.The minimum admissions requirements for all UNC-system schools, approved in 2011, are a 2.5 high school grade point average and a combined score of 800 on the reading and math sections of the SAT.The pilot would implement a sliding scale, where students  with an SAT score of 790 could be admitted as long as they had at least a 2.6 GPA, and a student with a 750 SAT  would need a 3.0 GPA.J. Craig Souza, chairman of the educational planning, poli-cies and programs committee, said he supports the pilot. The change is not a direct effort to increase enrollment on the campuses, he said.“What we’re going to trade is a little lower SATs for substan-tially higher grade point aver-age to help some of the kids  who don’t come from wealthy school districts,” he said.The program would include increased academic support for these students, including tutoring and counseling.Board member Joan Perry said she thought there would be additional costs associated with the extra academic advising.The expanded tutoring could  be seen as remedial education that should be completed at the community college level, said  board member Steven Long.Long said a pilot program might not be necessary.“I don’t know really what the ultimate aim is,” he said. “Is it trying to go to an SAT optional policy, or what? If that’s the end, let’s just cut to the quick.”The pilot will be limited to 100 students per campus each  year and last three years. Alex Parker, president of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments, said the student body presidents at the three campuses told him their universities would benefit a great deal from the change.“They kind of sold me on the program,” he said.Still, Long said he’d like to see more North Carolina students go through the state’s community college system as a path to a degree.“To me, this is going in the  wrong direction.” state@dailytarheel.com  A Board of Governors committee approved a pilot program. Fishing club prepares for its faceo≠ against Duke By Sofia Edelman Staff Writer The Carolina Fishing Club is seeking to reel in a victory Saturday against Duke,  but it’s more than just competition that lures students into the organization.For the competition, which takes place every semester, the two schools will catch as many bass as possible and donate the pro-ceeds to a charity of the winner’s choosing. But the club also serves as a place for students to make a positive impact in the community, be part of a close-knit group of student fishers, and have fun, said English professor and club adviser Henry Veggian. “(It’s) not only about fishing, but the environment, wildlife, biology, traveling, competitive fishing, as well as the simple art of fishing,” said Veggian, who has advised the club since 2007. “It’s a low-intensity, high-reward club, and that’s why we’ve been successful for as long as we have.” Senior Kenan Courtney said his favorite part of the club is the community aspect.“I’ve been in the fishing club since I was a freshman, and I’m a senior now, and fishing has always been a family tradition.” Courtney said. “Being in the fishing club, I’ve found that same sense of community.” Veggian said the pastime can help com-munity members beyond UNC, too.“Even the fishing has a dual purpose, so to speak. Over the years, we’ve been involved with the YMCA with father-son and father-daughter events,” Veggian said.“Sometimes we will do stream clean-ups, things like that — events of the envi-ronmental nature.” Senior and club president Eric Dean hopes more people will become interested in the club. “We do have a handful of members, but a lot of people don’t know about our club.” Dean said. Sixty-six members are on the club’s active roster, he said. The club often holds educational events including lectures from fishing profes-sionals and UNC faculty. Renowned kayak fisherman Bob Dainton spoke to the group Thursday in Hamilton Hall. Having Dainton speak was for more than just having a fishing aficionado’s per-spective. It’s also about hearing the busi-ness side of fishing, Veggian said.“He’s very well known. He’s an excellent speaker because he’s also a teacher,” he said. “I want them to see the organization and business aspect of kayak fishing.”Sophomore Aleks Sandifer enjoyed learn-ing new kayak fishing tips from Dainton. “It’s basically a different form of fishing that you wouldn’t get normally from fish-ing off the bank. It gives you the opportu-nity to get to deeper places,” Sandifer said.“From what he was describing it seems more fun and hands on because of the  variation of what you can fish for, what  you can fish with and where you can fish.” university@dailytarheel.com The club prides itself on doing more than just fishing. DTH/ALEXANDRA YOUNG Speaker Bob Dainton shares tips with the Carolina Fishing Club for its 11th anniversary.  From Page One Friday, October 24, 2014 The Daily Tar Heel 4 Deborah Crowder, a secre-tary in the African and Afro- American studies depart-ment and the creator of paper classes, colluded with Boxill to fabricate grades to ensure athletes could play and subsequently graduate.Boxill had an extensive understanding of the paper classes — in which students had no attendance require-ment and had to turn in one paper that would be leni-ently graded by Crowder — and Crowder’s management of them, according to the report. Boxill told investiga-tors she thought Nyang’oro did participate in the classes in some way.Tim McMillan and  Alphonse Mutima are lec-turers in the Department of  African, African American and Diaspora Studies. Wainstein’s report found that McMillan was close to Crowder and did not report numerous “red flags” from his interactions with her.Crowder had created paper classes and designated McMillan as a professor, according to the report. At least seven times, McMillan signed the grade sheets for the  bogus classes, the report said.“I don’t know why (my sig-nature) is there, but it is there,” McMillan told Wainstein and his team, the report said.McMillan refused in-per-son requests for comment. Mutima did not share McMillan’s close relationship  with Crowder, but he appar-ently did “have some knowl-edge of the paper classes,” according to the report.Mutima’s involvement in the scheme was born in frustration. According to the report, he was annoyed by student-athletes’ apathy in his Swahili classes and blamed Crowder for putting the play -ers in his classes.“Faced with the choice of having a disruptive student-athlete in his class or off-loading the behavior problem to Crowder’s paper class … Mutima occasionally opted for the latter,” the report said.During a forum  Wednesday, students from the recently renamed African,  African American and Diaspora studies department looked to Folt for support of their major. “I did already ask (Provost Jim Dean) to step in and  work with the African,  African American and Diaspora studies depart-ment,” Folt said Thursday. Administrative assistant Travis Gore assisted Crowder before her retirement in 2009, and he took on more responsibilities after she left. In the report, Gore said he understood the nature of paper classes but — unlike Crowder — he never graded papers.In one suspicious email exchange reviewed by inves-tigators, Boxill told Gore she felt a player deserved an “A- or at least a B+” on a paper. The student eventually received an A- for the class.“When we pressed Gore about this exchange, he denied having assigned the A- himself, but suggested that he may well have passed Boxill’s suggestion on to Nyang’oro,  who was the instructor of record for that paper class,” the report said. Athletic counselors Two employees of the  Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes are facing disciplinary action — academic counselor Jaimie Lee and associate director Brent Blanton.Lee was “aware of every irregular aspect of these paper classes,” according to the Wainstein report.The report said Lee and former football counselors Beth Bridger and Cynthia Reynolds emailed athletes to urge them to turn in papers for Crowder, a non-faculty member, to grade. “Debbie Crowder is retir-ing … if you would prefer that she read and grade your paper rather than professor Nyang’oro, you will need to have the paper completed  before the last day of classes,” the email read. At the time, Blanton was the women’s soccer counselor, and he knew his players would travel extensively to play on national soccer teams. Along  with Coach Anson Dorrance, he encouraged recruits to come to UNC and used the easy paper classes as bait.Blanton told investigators he did not know Crowder ran paper classes without faculty interaction. But the report said Blanton was aware of paper classes and “directed some of his players toward” them.The bogus classes spanned 1993 through 2011 — and during that time the  Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes reported to the College of Arts and Sciences. In an interview Thursday, Folt said the University has already spent $5 mil-lion to restructure its advising services to ensure student-athletes receive the support they need. The  Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes now reports to the Office of the Provost, a move Folt said  was the first of its kind in the country. Department of Athletics One employee in the ath-letic department is facing disciplinary action. As the associate athletic director for football operations under former football coach Butch Davis, Corey Holliday was aware of the paper classes  but thought they were simi-lar to independent studies in any department, according to the report.Holliday told investigators he knew the paper classes  were easy and said players likely enrolled in the classes to balance their schedules, the report said.“He never heard that they  were used specifically to keep players eligible,” the report said. At other campuses  At Wednesday’s press conference, UNC-system President Tom Ross said someone who worked in the UNC system but not at UNC-Chapel Hill was also facing disciplinary action. The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported that, as of Wednesday, Beth Bridger, former associate director of UNC’s Academic Support Program for Student- Athletes, no longer works for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.Folt said UNC has been making steady progress since 2011 and is ready to move into a new stage of its history.She promised to continu-ously review the processes created to prevent academic improprieties. “This institution was so ready to embrace the advance, and that’s the hardest part about this,” Folt said. “Revisiting it is acting like they’re not ready.” university@dailytarheel.com WAINSTEIN FROM PAGE 1 CAROLINAUCLAOKLAHOMAUABGEORGETOWNFLORIDABUTLER WISCONSIN Need Thanksgiving Plans? 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