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Jessica Kennedy

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	The Morehead Planetarium is phasing out its 42-year-old Zeiss VI Star Projector for a new digital projection system changing the experience.

Morehead Planetarium phases in new digital projector system

It’s more than the two-ton, metal, UFO look-alike in the middle of the room. And it’s more than the creator of a far-reaching star show across the ceiling of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The Zeiss Model VI Star Projector is a community legacy, and its death is imminent.


	E.O. Wilson will be giving the commencement address this spring.

Wilson criticized for theory

Among names like “Oprah” and “Bono,” E.O. Wilson was relatively unknown to students on the commencement speaker advisory committee. But months ago, when students voiced concerns with the Harvard University professor’s notoriety — or lack thereof — their criticism was assuaged after learning of his contributions to the field of biology, particularly sociobiology.


	George Rabinowitz was known for his directional theory of issue voting.

Esteemed professor George Rabinowitz dies at 67

Political science professor George Rabinowitz died Friday from a heart attack in Trondheim, Norway at a bus stop. He was 67. Rabinowitz’s legacy spans more than 40 years of teaching political science classes at the University. He was most prominently known outside UNC for a theory about American political behavior that rejected the status quo.


In aftermath of elections, Student Code may be altered

A bill that will arise in the rules and judiciary committee of Student Congress today could make this year’s student election the last to be riddled by conflicting interpretations of election rules. The proposal would specifically require that select student government members resign from their high-level offices before campaigning for another position.


	Mark Clarke plans to focus on the Carolina Campus Community Garden this summer.

Eve Carson scholarship awarded to two UNC juniors

Nearly three years after her death, Eve Carson’s legacy on campus will be carried on by students who never knew her. Late Sunday night, juniors Mark Clarke and Zach De La Rosa were selected as this year’s recipients of the Eve Carson Scholarship.



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	The Historic Playmakers Theatre is hosting several upcoming performances by campus groups such as Pauper Players, CUAB and EROT.

The Historic Playmakers Theatre is hosting several upcoming performances by campus groups such as Pauper Players, CUAB and EROT.


	Danny DePuy, assistant director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center, stands at its door.  She thinks there needs to be more education about cyber bullying effects.

Danny DePuy, assistant director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center, stands at its door. She thinks there needs to be more education about cyber bullying effects.


	Buck Goldstein, senior lecturer in the economics department, talks about innovation and entrepreneurship Monday in the Student Union.

Buck Goldstein, senior lecturer in the economics department, talks about innovation and entrepreneurship Monday in the Student Union.


	Chancellor Holden Thorp answers audience questions on UNC issues including innovation and budget cuts at the open house on Monday.

Chancellor Holden Thorp answers audience questions on UNC issues including innovation and budget cuts at the open house on Monday.


	After postponing reservations to the Historic Playmakers Theatre in 2008 due to the recession, the theater is ready to open tonight at 8.

After postponing reservations to the Historic Playmakers Theatre in 2008 due to the recession, the theater is ready to open tonight at 8.


	The Historic Playmakers Theatre on Cameron Avenue will reopen after renovations to the carpeting and seating on Tuesday night for A Night of Poetry with Def Poet Shihan Van Clief.

The Historic Playmakers Theatre on Cameron Avenue will reopen after renovations to the carpeting and seating on Tuesday night for A Night of Poetry with Def Poet Shihan Van Clief.


	Student Body President Hogan Medlin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney and Young Democrats President Lee Storrow vote.

Student Body President Hogan Medlin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney and Young Democrats President Lee Storrow vote.


	Junior Jeff Miles reads a textbook for class as he and other students “Bike to Uganda”  in the Pit Monday morning.  The bicycles will be stationed in the Pit and Polk Place each day this week. The program raises money to build schools for children in Uganda.

Junior Jeff Miles reads a textbook for class as he and other students “Bike to Uganda” in the Pit Monday morning. The bicycles will be stationed in the Pit and Polk Place each day this week. The program raises money to build schools for children in Uganda.


	UNC alumnus Tom Woods presents a lecture titled “Winning in Africa: A Strategy for Success” at the Kenan-Flagler Business School Monday.

UNC alumnus Tom Woods presents a lecture titled “Winning in Africa: A Strategy for Success” at the Kenan-Flagler Business School Monday.


	Freshman history major Field Palmer from Clinton, NC extinguishes a fire under close supervision by UNC Fire Marshall Billy Mitchell. Mitchell has worked at UNC for 19 years and has helped with this demonstration for the past three.

Fire extinguishers, trucks remind Polk Place passersby of safety awareness

Nothing was on fire, but Carolina blue fire trucks from the Chapel Hill Fire Department lined the sidewalk in Polk Place Thursday. Stovetop cooking demonstrations and fire extinguisher lessons were only part of what students got when they stopped by the National Campus Fire Safety Fair. Carolina Dining Services and members of the Greek community at UNC also served up ice cream to students who passed through Polk Place between classes.