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Sunday September 26th

Amelia Fisher


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New English class proposed could take effect for freshmen in 2012

At today’s meeting of the Faculty Council, officials will seek an endorsement for a new introductory English class that would be required of all freshmen, beginning in fall 2012. The proposed English 105 course survived opposition Wednesday at the educational policy committee, where Michael Salemi, chairman of the economics department, voiced concern about the course offering three credit hours rather than four.

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UNC student organizations throughout history showcased in Wilson Library exhibit

Decades ago, The Ugly Club reigned at the University. Club officers openly boasted unattractive faces and aimed to scare the homesickness out of freshman in invitation-only hazing rituals. And their ceremonies — complete with face paint and tin-pan beating — comprise only a small part of the University’s rich extracurricular history, based on a new Wilson Library exhibit.

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Fixed-term and retired faculty could have say at Faculty Council meetings

The committee on University government could give fixed-term and retired faculty a firmer voice in faculty matters at today’s Faculty Council meeting. The committee will vote on a proposal that could amend the faculty code to give retired faculty a say at Faculty Council meetings. Another amendment would allow fixed-term faculty to vote on whether to hire or promote other fixed-term faculty members.

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Students grapple for prizes at GAA Homecoming event

More than 500 wrapped boxes stuffed with various prizes and UNC gear filled the Pit on Friday. For several hours, cheers from bystanders encouraged students to be aggressive and rip apart the boxes, one of which included a laptop. The General Alumni Association, which used money built into its budget to purchase the prizes, ran the event.

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