FROM T H E H ILL
UNC still is seeking donations, but officials aren't going to ask for it in a public campaign as
soon as they had planned.
Chancellor James Moeser has
announced that UNC is postponing the Carolina
First Campaign's public kickoff, which had
been scheduled for Oct. 12, out of respect
for the national tragedy on Sept. 11.
"All ofus remain fully committed to
this campaign," Moeser said. "We are very
pleased with the extraordinary progress in
the early phase, and we have no doubt we
will succeed, given Carolina's loyal and generous alumni and friends. However, because
of the recent tragedies we do not believe it
would be appropriate to proceed with the
kickoff of Carolina First on Oct. 12."
The Carolina First Campaign is a
seven-year fund-raising effort with a $1.5
billion goal, the University's most anlbi-
tious ever. Since the initial phase of the
campaign began in 1999, a 50-member
steering committee has been soliciting
gifts during a two-year quiet phase.
The campaign has collected $621 mil-
lion in gifts and pledges, exceeding the
University's target of$600 million by the
public phase's kickoff date. The progress
made during the first phase would have
been announced during Carolina's Uni-
versity Day ceremonies.
The public kickoff has not yet been
rescheduled. The campaign is set to run
hanging from its beams.
But when the daze of delirious revelry
wore off, those students found themselves
facing the possibility of Honor Court
charges, a reprinund more uneJo..'Pected
than the win itself. During the week
following the football game, Student Attor-
ney General Brad Newcomb said he
wanted to identify and charge the stu-
dents involved in breaking the $11,500
goalpost in the Stadiunl'S west end zone.
He sparked a heated debate dut
extended past UNC's borders. Angry
alumni sent e-mails telling Newcomb that
he should resign. The Daily Tar Heel
denounced his intentions through editori-
als and published articles quoting athletics
department officials who were less than
supportive of Newcomb's remarks.
UNC didn't lose any money, said Steve
Kirschner, director of aililetics communica-
tions. The goalpost manufacturer, which
had pledged that the goalpost couldn't be
destroyed, tried to repair it but couldn't do
so in time. The company reimbursed UNC
$23,000, part of
which was used to
buy a new goalpost
from a different
For his part,
Newcomb ultimately decided not
to charge the case.
He ITk1intains that
tearing down goal-
posts constitutes a
violation of the
property. But the
didn't make a
formal complaint, and
Newcomb said he
decided it wasn't in
the University's best
interests to proceed
with the case.
1,000 or 500 people
... would have been impossible pragmati-
cally," he said. "Personally, I view this as an
honor code violation, but I must trust my
advisers in the aduetics department in deter-
mining whether the University interests
require the Honor Court to get involved."
CHAMBERS TO HEAD
CrVIL Rl GHTS CENTER
No HARM, No FOUL
As GOALPOST G1VES IN
The hundreds of fans who rushed le field in Kenan Stadiunl Sept. 22 after UNC's 41-9 win over football
powerhouse Florida State wanted to do
something Carolina students hadn't done in
seven years: tear down the goalpost.
And they did just that, albeit the goal-
post didn't fall until about 40 minutes
after the onslaught, and the destruction
took more than a few bodies jumping and
UNC'S School of Law will open a new civil rights center in the spring, and Julius Chambers ' 62
(LLBJD), former chancellor ofN.e. Cen-
tral University and noted civil rights lawyer,
has been chosen to lead the program.
The Civil Rights Center will "foster
the examination and study of civilliber-
ties issues," said Gene Nichol, dean of the
law school. "We will likely focus , at least
initially, on matters of race and education
as well as economic justice."
Nichol, who began planning the cen-
ter after he arrived in Chapel Hill two
years ago, said the center initially will be
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