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Saturday February 4th

Women's Tennis


Volleyball Faces Conference Foes On Road

The North Carolina volleyball team is back in action this weekend as it travels to Wake Forest and Duke for key ACC contests. The Tar Heels (9-3, 2-0 in the ACC) face the Deacons (6-4, 1-1) in Winston-Salem on Friday at 7 p.m. and travel to Durham to square off with undefeated Duke (10-0, 2-0) Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The contest against Duke will be a rematch of last year's ACC Championship game, which UNC won 3-1. Duke enters the contest on a 10-match winning streak and leads the ACC in hitting percentage with a .290 average.

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Students Still Plan to Study Abroad

While the Sept. 14 deadline for studying abroad came at the height of people's fears -- three days after the terrorist attacks -- officials say the number of students planning to study abroad has not been affected. Bob Miles, director of the Study Abroad Office, said there is no firm evidence that the attacks of Sept. 11 have negatively influenced students' desires to travel internationally. But he said the applicants have not reached a final point of commitment, so the office will not know of any substantial impact until late October.

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University Receives Criticism for Teach-In

A campus teach-in that denounced U.S. military activity following the Sept. 11 attacks has prompted criticism of UNC. Although the University has never officially supported the views expressed during the teach-in, Chancellor James Moeser has defended the rights to free expression and assembly.

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BOT Begins Talks on Tuition Hike

Chancellor James Moeser's informal proposal for a five-year campus-initiated tuition increase brought forth a wide range of reactions at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday morning. Although many trustees said they are afraid a new tuition increase would overburden students already struggling with rising costs, others said tuition increases are a necessary part of ensuring quality education.

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Cosby Declines; Search for Speaker Resumes

Bill Cosby has said J-E-L-L-No to UNC. Cosby verbally agreed to be the 2002 Commencement speaker last Friday when he delivered a speech in Memorial Hall as part of the Carolina Union Virtuoso Benefit Series. But a scheduling conflict has prevented the entertainer from returning to campus in May. "He was so excited. He really wanted to do it," said Senior Class President Ben Singer, who spoke to Cosby and received verbal consent that he would be the speaker. "The problem is any professional like that doesn't know their own schedule."

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Football Bragging Rights on Line

Game and time: North Carolina at N.C. State. Kickoff is at noon. Site: Carter-Finley Stadium. TV/radio: JP Sports will provide regional coverage. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360 AM. Records: North Carolina is 1-3, 1-1 in the ACC. N.C. State is 2-0. Series: North Carolina leads 59-25-6.

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The Face of Terror

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft released photos Thursday of the 19 men suspected of hijacking four American planes on Sept. 11. Ashcroft said he hoped the American public would recognize some of the suspects, which could assist federal authorities with their investigation.

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Muslim Students Should Confront Their Religion In A Negative Light

TO THE EDITOR: This is the third article by my count in The Daily Tar Heel in which someone has complained about a flier that is critical of Islam ("UNC Officials Back Local Arab and Muslim Groups," Sept. 26). All I can say is, "Welcome to college." Since when is it a crime for someone in a university environment to question religion? In graduate school here I had to listen politely to a professor who often referred to "Christianity and other myths," even if I did not happened to agree with his view. Muslims aren't exempt from a free discussion of their views.

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County Commissioners Ask Town Officials To Provide Additional Funds for Gym

The Orange County Board of Commissioners has asked Chapel Hill to foot additional costs for a proposed community gymnasium at the future Meadowmont Elementary School site. The Chapel Hill Town Council expected to finance one-third of the $750,000 cost and had originally requested the county to cover one-third as well. The remaining portion of the tab, $250,000, was paid for by East West Developers, the developer of Meadowmont, a mixed-use development.

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Barometer 09/28/01

No Jell-O For Us Bill Cosby backed out of a tentative agreement to speak at graduation. Guess we'll have to settle for the deputy assistant undersecretary of weights and measures. We're Not Amused Someone placed a fake notice in the Campus Calendar about a gay pride march. We should have been suspicious when he told us his name was "Hugh Jass." Grandma, No! Chapel Hill police arrested a 50-year-old woman with 20 rocks of crack cocaine in her navel. We don't even want to know where she was keeping her Centrum Silver. Apocalypse Now

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State Budget Boosts Financial Aid Funds

UNC-system officials received an annual $9 million financial aid package -- in addition to $6.3 million funded by the legislature last session -- as a provision of the N.C. budget signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike Easley. The additional funding was prompted by a report released two years ago by UNC-system officials stating that the financial need of North Carolina residents was not being met. Prior to 1999, financial aid was provided by the federal government and funds generated by the universities themselves.

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DTH Picks of the Week

When John Bunting was a frosh linebacker, former UNC coach Bill Dooley referred to N.C. State as "Cow College." Now, as much as we respect our fellow UNC-system institution of higher (cough) learnin', it's time the DiTcH kids went cow-tipping. Owen "Kissin' Cousins" Hassell doesn't wanna let go -- of the No. 1 spot, that is. Kelly "Cletus" is nipping at his heels and hopes to leave him slack-jawed. And Brad "Moonshine" Broders ain't goin' home 'til the sun comes up.

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UNC Junior Extends a Helping MANO

Hispanic women walk hand-in-hand with their children into Carrboro Elementary School on Wednesday evenings as Laura Seman waits to greet them. Seman says hello to the children first, crouching to their eye level and tousling their hair to make them laugh. She greets the mothers with smiles and hugs. Seman, a UNC junior from Raleigh majoring in Spanish and sports science, serves as head director of Mujeres Aprendiendo por Nuevas Oportunidades, which translates into "Women Learning Through New Opportunities." MANO's success hinges on the concept of women teaching women.

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Groups Seek Involvement In Process

As Chancellor James Moeser continues to suggest that the price of a UNC education should go up next year, students and administrators are hoping to have input in the crafting of a proposal. At the semester's first Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, Chancellor James Moeser said work would begin soon to determine if the five year, campus-initiated tuition increase plan he has suggested is necessary. The findings will be reported at the next BOT meeting in November.

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Security Increases on College Campuses

Officials on college campuses nationwide are taking measures to increase campus security as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 remain fresh in their minds. Most universities have increased police presence on campus and tried to raise community awareness of safety and harassment issues. But at least one school is taking additional measures to ensure student safety. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania administrators are planning to provide Penn students, faculty and staff with identification badges they will be required to wear on campus.

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Site Dedicated As Tribute to Richardson

Teacher. Mentor. Friend. Three words forged on the granite seal in the new Dick Richardson dedication site, nestled between Saunders Hall and Steele Building, describe how many members of the campus community would describe one of UNC's former provosts. The dedication area consists of four wooden benches and a wooden chair circled by shrubbery and shadowed by surrounding trees. It stands as a tribute to Richardson, UNC's chief academic officer from 1995 to 2000.

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Natural Disasters Seem Small in Comparison To Terrorists' Attacks

TO THE EDITOR: Few UNC students were affected by the news on Monday of tornados destroying a high school and then killing two students at the University of Maryland, College Park. The only reason why it was important to me was because that high school was one that I spent four years of my life at. But, while this event hit close to home, it seemed much more distant to me than the events of Sept. 11th.

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Changes Don't Bother Cross Country's Henry

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes. Every freshman goes through changes. They cope with a new school, a new atmosphere, and, most especially, a new type of life. But the most drastic change in the last few years for North Carolina freshman Carol Henry was switching from sprinting in track to running long distances in cross country. Henry will get to show off her cross country running to the hometown crowd at the UNC Challenge on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Finley Golf Course. Now, as she is running seven miles on a regular day, she has evolved into a cross country runner.

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Well-Known Names to Lend Sparkle at Jazz Event

The Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center will transform Hill Hall into a smooth jazz club tonight with "An Elegant Evening of Jazz," featuring the Freddy Cole Quartet and UNC alumna Lois Deloach-Dawson. The concert, the BCC's annual fund-raiser, is intended to raise money for various BCC programs. While a big name such as Freddy Cole is sure to draw crowds, Deloach-Dawson is definitely the local favorite. And she is no stranger to the Chapel Hill jazz scene.

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