April 22, 2005

Carolina in the News

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

National Coverage

Students Toss Textbooks Aside And Download Articles Online
The Wall Street Journal

As the entertainment industry chases college students who illegally download music and movies, a new battle over copyrights is heating up on campus. Publishers are clashing with professors who make journal articles and textbook chapters available to students for free online.....There are restrictions on how the material can be used and in what form, but the guidelines are vague, says Laura Gasaway, a law professor who specializes in copyrights at the University of North Carolina.
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The high school book that's wrong
The Associated Press (National)

James Agee died two years before his novel, "A Death in the Family," was published in 1957...."There is a tremendous need for students and interested readers to have access to the version of any text that is closest to the writer's intention," University of North Carolina professor Linda Wagner-Martin said.

State & Local Coverage

N.C. firm's deaths in Iraq provoke questions
The Charlotte Observer

The deaths of seven Americans Thursday is the latest bloodshed suffered by contractors working for an N.C. private security firm in Iraq....Blackwater and other companies have benefited from the military's growing reliance on contractors, said Richard Kohn, a professor of military history at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Census estimates: N.C. boom zooms on
The Charlotte Observer

First in Flight. Seventh in population. North Carolina ka-booms on...."It means much of America's legacy is rooted in the South -- culturally, economically and politically," William Ferris, associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill, told Cox Newspapers.

Economists expect bright future
Asheville Citizen-Times

Here's the short version of the predictions economist James Smith made at UNC Asheville Thursday....Berson and [James] Smith, a part-time professor of finance at UNC-Chapel Hill and chief economist at the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, apparently want to shout something else: It'll be OK.

Carolina North focus of talk
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

UNC administrators are preparing to take a plan for Carolina North and a discussion of the future of the Horace Williams Airport to the campus Board of Trustees late next month, Chancellor James Moeser says.

Zoning suits become routine
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

Sandra Tripp's 3-acre outpost is an island in the the sea of Briar Chapel, utterly surrounded by the future 2,400-home development....Nearby landowners routinely tap their lawyer neighbors for aid or retain attorneys from the get-go, said David Owens, a zoning law expert at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Walk right in to enjoy the 'Zephyer'
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

Playwright Bill Svanoe wants people to walk right in, sit right down, have a good time and maybe find something to think about in his new play, "The Last Silver Zephyer," which opens today at UNC.

UNC holds first Earth Action Fest
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

The area's first Earth Action Fest takes place Sunday.

Fast break for riches (Editorial)
News & Record (Greensboro)

Roy Williams liked his team at Carolina to score in a hurry. But the kind of fast break he had in mind probably didn't include players rushing to leave school early for professional contracts.

Issues & Trends

UNC launches leader search
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

The search for the next president of the University of North Carolina system officially began Thursday.

UNC will identify search finalists
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

Although some members are clearly concerned about publicly identifying finalists for the UNC system presidency, the system's Board of Governors approved a plan Thursday to do just that.

Bowles says he wants to lead UNC system
The Associated Press (N.C.)

Erskine Bowles, a former U.S. Senate candidate and White House chief of staff, said he wants the job of leading the University of North Carolina system.

UNC officials call proposed cuts devastating
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

Cuts proposed by a General Assembly subcommittee would have a devastating effect on the classroom, UNC system officials said Thursday.

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