The Pit was ringed
with mourners and
candlelight on the
evening of March 6.
The message cubes
behind the Campus Y
were repainted in
bright colors and
devoted to sentiments about Carson.
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THE DAILY TAR HEEL/JULIE TURKEWI TZ
THE DAILY TAR HEEL/HANNAH SHARPE
“I think this was an incredibly wise
statement, especially coming from someone
so young (she was a sophomore at the
time). When we see pictures and descriptions of poverty in the media, it is easy to
assume that people who have less are automatically sad or miserable. High infant
mortality rates are a terrible thing. Children
forced to walk miles to collect fuel every
day is a terrible thing. However, Eve recognized that this is not the full picture, and
she always stated her observations just as
she saw them.
“Eve was someone whose bright personality pervaded every endeavor she
undertook. This was true for Nourish as
with every other organization she touched.
Eve’s radiant character engaged students in
our cause and infused the organization
with boundless energy. When Nourish
encountered challenges along the road, Eve
always had something thoughtful to say and
a meaningful way to contribute.”
Joe Schwartz, a senior who was editor
of The Daily Tar Heel in 2006-07, recalled
that he gave her a hard time editorially for
having no town-gown plank in her platform when she ran for president. He told
her that being from Athens, Ga., a college
town, she should know better.
Carson responded by scheduling a
monthly meeting with Chapel Hill Mayor
Kevin Foy, then pestered the Town Council
for more off-campus emergency call boxes.
Carson was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.
She served as an ex officio member of the
Board of Trustees and was on the committee currently searching for a successor to
Chancellor James Moeser. She was majoring in political science and biology. A close
acquaintance said she had accepted a job as
a management consultant with McKinsey
Carson, who was 22, was elected student body president in February 2007. Her
term would have ended in April. As student
body president, she served ex officio on the
GAA’s Board of Directors. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and as a North
Carolina Fellow, she was part of a four-year
leadership development program for
undergraduates. In the spring of her sophomore year, she studied in Havana, Cuba.
She spent her summers working and volunteering in Ecuador, Egypt and Ghana as
part of the Morehead Summer Enrichment
She served as co-president of the Hon-
ors Program Student Executive Board
and as a member of the Committee on
Scholarships, Awards and Student Aid; the
Academic Advising Program; and the
Chancellor’s Committee for University
At a ceremony at the Smith Center on
March 18 celebrating Carson’s life, former
Student Body President Seth Dearmin ’06
was one of several speakers to charge the
Carolina community to look inward and
ask, are you doing enough for the world:
“From this point we must speak loudly and
act boldly,” he said. “Eve’s mantle has been
passed to us.”
■ ■ ■
The following is a column by Ben Lundin
’07, a close friend of Carson’s who is studying
in England, which was published in The
Daily Tar Heel on March 7.
Ican’t make sense of this; the world
made a wrong turn. This is nonsense.
I’m dizzy, and worse, my dizziness
They want 650 words in memory of
Eve Carson? I don’t think I can make it