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UNC campus community plans memorial for Carson

Posted February 23, 2009
Updated February 24, 2009

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— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will remember slain student Eve Carson with a ceremony on campus on March 5 – one year to the day she was killed.

Carson was student body president when she was shot and left on a Chapel Hill street in 2008.

The ceremony will begin at 3:45 p.m. and will feature remarks by Chancellor Holden Thorp and a performance by the Clef Hangers, a student a cappella group.

Carson's legacy is apparent in other ways on the campus she loved.

Junior Elinor Benami was named the first Eve Marie Carson Scholar on Feb. 6. The scholarship was established after Carson's death to recognize a student who makes outstanding contributions to the campus and community during their first three years.

An Eve Marie Carson Garden is also being planned for the southwest side of the Campus Y, located on the northern part of the UNC campus.

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  • tab580642 Feb 24, 2009

    She inspired people & was probably an all around great person, but what had she really done to deserve almost daily morning sessions. It's fine to celebrate the life of her & anyone else who has contributed to society, but would we be having what seems to be every other month rememberance ceremonies had she died a less tragic death or not been as attractive, or not been white?? I doubt it. I agree with Superman, it is time to move on folk. She wasn't working on a cure for cancer, she wasn't working to end world hunger, she wasn't working to reduce poverty levels, etc. She was a wonderful person I'm sure, but the level of concern by both the media & people who didn't even know her puzzles me, while the same people show no concern for the many others who have died equally horrific deaths. Here's the deal;she went to UNC & became Student Body Pres., she was pretty, popular, white, blonde, etc. Bottomline is that the ovrflow of emotion comes from the fact that BLACK punks killed her!

  • MSN93 Feb 23, 2009

    "I totally agree with you Superman...enough already!!! She was not the only killed in the last one year you know...How about the Indian Guy?"

    The people who knew or loved Eve Carson want to honor her memory, you insufferable jerk. So why don't YOU organize a memorial for the grad student from Duke??? I agree with you about one thing, he deserves to honored as well, BY THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW OR LOVED HIM!!

  • Reincarnation of the truth Feb 23, 2009

    I totally agree with you Superman...enough already!!! She was not the only killed in the last one year you know...How about the Indian Guy?

  • ncrebel Feb 23, 2009

    WRAL chose not to post what I originally wrote.

  • MSN93 Feb 23, 2009

    "It would be nice if these people just let it go and move on! This is not the first tragic death."

    superman-WRAL will not publish the word that I want to call you. People who knew Eve Carson or were impacted by her life can celebrate/remember her in any way they choose. No one is making you attend.

  • westoflyra Feb 23, 2009

    She was a beautiful girl and very gifted and talented. Her life should be a shining example to others.

  • BigUNCFan Feb 23, 2009

    "It would be nice if these people just let it go and move on! This is not the first tragic death." superman

    Noticed the Duke logo next to your name. I think this is one time where rivalries need to be put aside and the thought of the general good be put first.

    There was also a tragic death on the Duke campus of an Indian graduate student by these same guys. Hopefully the intense media interest in the Carson case will ensure both crimes be vigorously prosecuted in an area known for soft sentencing. The DAs thanks to the media scrutiny over time will be forced to go after these guys for both murders with the toughest sentencing possible versus letting it slide and having them get off light with a few years and out by the time they are 30 or so.

    So for that reason alone, I am all for people keeping this story up front.

  • superman Feb 23, 2009

    It would be nice if these people just let it go and move on! This is not the first tragic death.

  • aquamarine46 Feb 23, 2009

    The Memorial Garden is a beautiful idea. So young to have had such a huge impact on so many. What a shame all she could have accomplished in her life was cut short by sub-humans.