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Four ?ght to make DREAM a reality

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How far would you go for a dream? I know four who will go the distance.On Jan. 1, Juan, Carlos, Felipe and Gaby started their 1,500-mile journey from Miami to Washington, D.C., on the Trail of Dreams. Today they arrive at UNC. Their goal: to raise awareness about the need for immigration reform and the DREAM Act.






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Kvetching board for Apr. 1, 2010

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kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complainDear UNC housing: You know what you did.Dear professors: Don’t blame me for my terrible grades. Blame Chatroulette.Dear UNC birds: I know you’re excited that it’s finally spring, but isn’t chirping at 3 a.m. a little excessive?Student Stores: Where is my NIT gear? I find it weird that I have to ask.


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I’ve gotta go, I’ll talk to you later

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I was riding in the car with a friend the other day when he got a phone call. He glanced at the number and gave an exasperated look. He waited a couple rings and answered the phone with as much enthusiasm as an anticipated visit to the dentist.



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Preventing network havoc: ITS right to protect campus against virtual threats

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Information Technology Services is right to take further steps to protect the University’s Internet network.ITS launched a pilot program in Cobb Residence Hall last week that will eventually go mainstream. The program is called Network Access Control. It puts ITS in a position to find software vulnerabilities before they wreak havoc on the network and on students’ computers.


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No pay raise: Increased pay for UNC-system president not necessary

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Members of one of the committees helping to find outbound UNC-system President Erskine Bowles’ replacement want the next system president to make substantially more than any of the system’s chancellors.Proponents of the wage increase cite the fact that many public university systems pay their presidents more. Bowles took home $478,291, plus benefits and use of a house, in 2008-09.




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Tough it out; the slog is nearly over

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again: college tour season. You know it’s spring in Chapel Hill when it is impossible to walk from one side of the quad to the other without encountering a semi-circle of high school students and their parents, all listening with varying degrees of interest to a current Carolina student shouting enthusiastically about first-year seminars and the like.


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Shaken con?dence: Administrator’s con?icting statements compromise her ability to effectively interact with Greek system

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University administrators need to keep their facts straight when dealing with student issues — especially those of life and death.Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternity and Sorority Life Jenny Levering didn’t do that. And especially since the administration hasn’t presented all the evidence it has about to the situation, it shakes our confidence in her ability to do her job.




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The business of illegal drugs

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Some people might have been shocked in September when several UNC students were arrested for selling cocaine. And, if the charges prove true, they probably weren’t making the best career choice in the world. I wouldn’t be too surprised. After all, illegal drugs are big business.


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QuickHits for March 30, 2010

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Due to an reporting error in this editorial, the board incorrectly states that RNC Chairman Michael Steele attended an erotic nightclub while traveling in California. Steele was not present at the nightclub. It was an employee of the committee. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.Virgin GalacticThumbs up