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Semester goes by in the blink of an eye

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Sometimes time seems to pass incredibly slowly.When you’re sitting in that class that you hate, staring at the clock tick by on the wall for 50, or if you’re really unfortunate, 75 minutes, you feel as if you’re glued to that seat forever.Everybody feels this way sometimes — no matter what your job is or how you spend your time.









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Follow the leader: UNC Hospitals’ online medical records lead ?eld

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UNC Hospitals has done an exemplary job leading the health industry in electronic records and should continue its hard work.In 1991, UNC Hospitals launched a pilot program that is now the Web-based Clinical Information System — WebCIS.It’s an Internet-based program that allows UNC doctors to transfer their paper patient records to electronic records.


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A taxing problem: N.C. General Assembly should look to update state’s tax code to re?ect service-based economy

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The N.C. General Assembly should continue to look into broadening the state’s tax base to include more service-oriented businesses.The state has not had a major change to its tax code since the Great Depression.However, the commercial landscape of the state has changed considerably, moving from a more manufacturing-based economy to a service-oriented one.





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Better technology

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The University has done a solid job updating the campus’s technological infrastructure.ConnectCarolina has been successful thus far in bringing much-needed change to student digital services.The new admissions Web site is up and running and greatly improved. The new campus directory also received a face lift to its user interface that makes searching it easier.


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Congress’ good compromise

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Students for a Democratic Society deserves to have the financial means to host speakers on campus. But that does not mean it is free to waste student money by making unreasonable funding requests.And Congress, recognizing this, did the right thing by cutting the requested appropriation to a more reasonable amount.


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QuickHits for Nov. 12

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TreesThumbs downAnother tree fell on campus,  breaking a window. Two trees in as many weeks? Mother Nature  means business. Time for drastic action. Let’s cut them all down. Then she’ll learn who’s boss. David PriceThumbs up


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Toward a Jetsons’ world of nutrition

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The creators of “The Jetsons” were geniuses. Foreseeing the trend of a health-obsessed population on the run, they created a technologically advanced utopia where people ate three course meals in pill form.




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Vision is farsighted

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The University is preparing to draft a new academic plan. The last one was completed in 2003, and the new one will set the University’s goals for the next several years.The last plan focused on internationalizing the University, and the new one probably will as well.