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Tuesday September 28th

Allison Lewis


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Bill Gives UNC-CH, N.C. State E-Procurement Power

An exemption in a piece of last-minute legislation grants N.C. State University and UNC-Chapel Hill the right to independently purchase and sell their own electronic technology. E-procurement is the common name for the proposal that would require several state agencies, including most UNC-system campuses, to receive approval from a technology and information services committee before expanding any electronic technology. Sen.

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Report Criticizes Universities' Responses to Attacks

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni issued a report Nov. 11 that criticized the responses of universities nationwide to the Sept. 11 attacks. The report, titled "Defending Civilization: How Our Universities Are Failing America and What Can Be Done About It," states that the American academic community is irresponsible to offer views that counter mainstream opinions. "College and university faculty have been the weak link in America's response to the attack," the report states.

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N.C. House Passes U.S. Congressional Redistricting Plan

The N.C. House passed the U.S. congressional redistricting plan in a final 69-44 vote Thursday, bringing the longest legislative session in N.C. history closer to an end. The N.C. Senate Redistricting Committee will debate the House proposal Monday. Republican leaders in the Senate say the plan could be voted on by that night. Much of the House debate over the bill emphasized the 8th district, represented by Rep. Robin Hayes, R-N.C. The House plan increases the number of Democrats living in the district.

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N.C. State Considers Cancelling Good Friday Holiday

As the spring semester approaches, N.C. State University is planning its 2003-06 calendars and considering dropping Good Friday as a university academic holiday. The University Standing Committee on Registration, Records and Calendar discussed dropping the holiday and other measures to shorten the spring academic calendar in its first meeting. Anna Wilson, the committee's chairwoman, said the body has not made any final decisions. "We are considering all options and all scenarios," Wilson said.

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N.C. College Savings Program Restructured

By expanding investment options within its college savings program, the College Foundation of North Carolina plans to present more opportunities for families to send children to college. The new plan includes tax exemptions on savings accounts, options for mobility between accounts and student income bracket status for family savings. Initially established in 1998, the College Vision Fund offered only one investment option for families. The new plan, administered by the CFNC, expands the old plan to include five investment options that will be managed by the state.

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Dueling Proposals Seek to Limit Visas For Foreign Students

Two proposals in the U.S. Senate might create more stringent restrictions for foreign students attempting to study in the United States. Under both bills, the Immigration and Naturalization Services would receive extra federal funding to enforce current limits on student visas. The Enhanced Border Security Act, proposed Thursday by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Sen.

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N.C. House Approves Terror Bill

In response to the Sept. 11 attacks and recent threats of anthrax infection nationwide, the N.C. House unanimously passed a bill Thursday aimed at protect residents from terrorism. The legislation would create harsher penalties for dealing with weapons of mass destruction. It prohibits the "unlawful manufacture, assembly, possession, storage, transportation, sale, purchase, delivery, or acquisition of a nuclear, biological, or chemical weapon."

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Journalists Strive For Objectivity During Tragedy

As the World Trade Center collapsed before their eyes, many journalists found it challenging to maintain their objectivity during one of the darkest moments in American history. Though called to be loyal, patriotic Americans, reporters sometimes had to pick through disturbing information. NBC's Tom Brokaw and CBS's Dan Rather -- two icons of American journalism -- both have displayed emotional response to the attacks and their aftermath on the air.

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