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Tuesday October 19th

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Ashu Handa, a professor of public policy at UNC, advises African governments on social policy.  He advises the governments of Zambia, Ghana, and Kenya.

UNC professor advises African governments

When public policy professor Sudhanshu “Ashu” Handa stands in front of a class, he teaches more than just theory. Handa has served as a regional adviser to governments around the world since 1998. He is currently working on cash transfer programs in three African countries — Ghana, Zambia and Kenya.

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Stop requested: DPS’ plan for student transit fees requires reworking for fairness

Last year, former Student Body President Hogan Medlin and his executive board told Department of Public Safety officials that the five-year transportation plan was unacceptable and burdensome to students but say they were repeatedly ignored. Last week, students proved that these concerns were more than just talk by rejecting a proposed $14.50 increase to the student transportation fee. DPS needs to accept that rejection and find a revenue model that fairly incorporates student concerns.

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UNC’s tuition increase proposal not a surprise, administrators say

UNC’s tentative proposal to increase in-state tuition by 40 percent during a multi-year span far exceeds the UNC system’s cap, but administrators said they were not surprised by the proposal. The system’s new Four Year Tuition Plan, which went into effect this academic year, maintains the system’s 6.5 percent cap on tuition increases.

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Gabriel Whaley has recently been announced a finalist for People Magazine's readers choice award for charity for his work with the non-profit organization he started called Kicks 4 Hunger. The program offers free soccer camps to kids around that state under the requirement that they bring some canned goods that are then distributed to those in need.

UNC senior wins People Magazine hero award

With $10,000 from People Magazine in his pocket, Gabe Whaley has big plans for the future of Kicking4Hunger. The magazine awarded Whaley, a UNC senior, $10,000 to devote to the program, as the winner of the magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Hero award.

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LGBTQ climate lacking at UNC

A report released Monday identifies recommendations for action regarding University policies on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to create an inclusive environment. The Campus Climate Report, compiled by Terri Phoenix, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center, responds to a survey of 416 members of the University community.

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Q&A with Jane Borden

Jane Borden has been comedy editor for “Time Out New York,” a freelance writer for “Saturday Night Live” and a spy in Chinatown. She’s also been a North Carolina debutante and a member of UNC’s chapter of Tri Delta.

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