April 5, 2005

Carolina in the News

Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina
people and programs cited recently in the media:

2005 NCAA National Championship Coverage

Note: For special coverage and highlights visit: http://www.tarheelblue.com.

Tar Heels Rise to the Challenge
The New York Times

The presence of Michael Jordan, Dean Smith and other links to North Carolina's storied basketball lineage at the N.C.A.A. championship game provided a link to the past.
Related links: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/05/sports/ncaabasketball/05hoop.html
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Williams's Tar Heels Take the Final Step
The Washington Post

North Carolina Coach Roy Williams finally answered the skeptics. His junior forward Sean May, celebrating his 21st birthday, became a man. And a gutsy Illinois team closed the books on a near-perfect season with a historic three-point-shooting barrage only to fall short Monday night, as North Carolina won its fourth NCAA basketball championship, 75-70, before a crowd of 47,262 at the Edward Jones Dome.
Related link: The Washington Post coverage of the NCAA tournament

Birthday Boy Helps Ice the Cake (Commentary)
The Washington Post

The whole game of college basketball is better off never having to waste another moment on if and when Roy Williams will win The Big One. Williams did the smartest thing a coach can do Monday night: He rode the shoulders of his Big One, 266-pound Sean May.
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Williams brings Tar Heels together
USA Today

A team won a championship Monday night. That is how Roy Williams' North Carolina Tar Heels will be remembered, now and forever.
Related links: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/brennan/2005-04-05-ncaas_x.htm

UNC denies Illinois first title, saving it for Roy Williams
USA Today

North Carolina reached college basketball's pinnacle for the fourth time Monday night, holding off an Illinois rally for a 75-70 victory and giving coach Roy Williams his long-awaited national championship.

UNC Fans Fete Title With Cheers, Bonfires
The Associated Press (National)

Thousands of University of North Carolina fans streamed onto the main drag near campus after the Tar Heels won the NCAA basketball championship, screaming and cheering, tugging on street signs and tossing furniture into bonfires.
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North Carolina Wins NCAA Title
The Associated Press (National)

Finally, Roy Williams had a good reason to cry. ...Stymied so many times before in his pursuit of a title, the longtime coach broke through Monday night. The tears this time were tears of joy, the result of North Carolina's 75-70 victory over Illinois that finally gave Williams the national championship that was missing from his otherwise stellar 17-year career.

The Boston Globe

After more than a decade of shattered dreams and bitter disappointments, the University of North Carolina and one of its own, coach Roy Williams, emerged last night from the Edward Jones Dome with a national championship as the Tar Heels jumped on Illinois in the first half and then had to withstand a furious comeback to gain a 75-70 victory and their first national title since 1993.

North Carolina Wins U.S. Men's College Basketball Championship
Voice of America

The University of North Carolina has captured college basketball's national championship by defeating the University of Illinois 75-70, Monday night in a thriller at the Edward Jones Dome in Saint Louis.

Tar Heels are champions again
The Charlotte Observer

North Carolina had the team to win it after all.
Charlotte Observer coverage: http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/sports/special_packages/marchmania/

Title game. Franklin St. Say no more.
News & Record (Greensboro)

When it comes to Franklin Street and basketball, some things never change....For decades, this quaint cityscape that binds the town of Chapel Hill with UNC has become the place to celebrate Tar Heel victories.

Carolina Wins!

The Tar Heel Nation held its breath as North Carolina held on to beat the University of Illinois last night to win the National Championship in men's basketball. Rose Hoban reports from Chapel Hill.

HEAVENLY: Tar Heels ride Sean May to NCAA title
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

No longer will Sean May need to worry about comparisons to his basketball-playing father.

From the dome to the bars, Chapel Hill explodes with joy
The Chapel Hill Herald

As UNC's Sean May cradled the ball and the final seconds ticked off a national championship season, delirious crowds of amped up Tar Heel fans leapt skyward, hugged friends and strangers alike, and then, within moments, flooded onto Franklin Street.
The Herald-Sun (Durham) complete coverage: http://www.heraldsun.com/sports/unc/

Heels return to No.1
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

Carolina wins....It has been heard so many times before, but somehow it meant more Monday as North Carolina won its fourth NCAA men's basketball championship by handing Illinois only its second defeat of the season.
The News & Observer complete coverage: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/unc/

Plans for welcoming Tar Heels at Smith Center
The Chapel Hill Herald

Fans will gather at the Dean E. Smith Center this afternoon for a welcome-home celebration of the Tar Heels' NCAA national championship. Doors to the Smith Center will open at 3:30 p.m., and the team is expected to arrive between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Free shuttle bus service to the Smith Center will begin at 2:30 p.m. from University Mall (next to Dillard's) and from the Friday Center.
UNC news release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/apr05/ncaachamps040505.html

International Coverage

Obesity impairs immune response, boosts death risk of influenza: study
Xinhua News Agency, China

Obesity apparently reduces laboratory mice's ability to turn on immune systems necessary for controlling influenza infection, US researchers reported Monday....The findings indicate that obesity in humans has a similar effect, said scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

National Coverage

A Covenant With Students
Inside Higher Ed

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill set off something of a movement in October 2003 when it announced changes in its aid policies that would guarantee low-income students enough grant money that they could have their full costs covered - without borrowing.

The Emergence of Web Services
University Business

Web services technology is like special effects in motion pictures: the more effective it is, the less you notice it....Another complicated use of web services can be found at the University of North Carolina's UNC Health Care, where it is being used to extend the functionality of the Clinical Information System (CIS).

Regional Coverage

Appeal in district case is refused
The Associated Press (Va.)

The U.S. Supreme Court refused yesterday to hear an appeal of a court challenge to Virginia's 2001 redistricting plan, ending four years of political and legal skirmishing...."This just means the issue is undecided, and I expect it will come up in other cases and perhaps at some point the court will take it up and decide it," said Anita Earls, an attorney with the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights who handled the appeal for the nine petitioners.

State & Local Coverage

UNC arrest protested
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

On a day when most of Chapel Hill sounded with cheers for the UNC basketball team, about 150 students sent a very different sort of chant echoing through campus Monday afternoon.
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Schools face big cuts in budget
The Winston-Salem Journal

Imagine 442 fewer professors in the state university system - 47 of them at Appalachian State University. Imagine 548 fewer community-college instructors, 18 of them at Forsyth Technical Community College....When coupled with projected enrollment growth in the University of North Carolina and community colleges, the cuts that legislators intend to make amount to $245 million - about 2.6 percent - from education.

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