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Sunday December 5th

Emily Ellis


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Study to look into uneven gender ratio

A 60 to 40 female to male ratio worries more than the women dealing with a lot of competition for a boyfriend. The disproportionate gender distribution is a nationwide trend. Some universities with ratios similar to UNC’s could be taking steps to make their student body more gender balanced.

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Textbook cost still a burden

Student leaders across the state are weighing options for making textbooks more affordable. The UNC-system Board of Governors will discuss the issue in January after asking student body presidents last week to present information about their schools’ textbook programs and to propose ideas for keeping textbook costs low.

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Sex toy study creates buzz

Duke University is proving that research can be sexy — by studying how sex toys affect women’s sensual lives.The study, which aims to reduce instances of unprotected sex, has already caused controversy among several of Duke’s religious groups.But campus officials have stood behind the study, citing its possible benefits.

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Efficiency a priority for new ?nancial program

UNC-system officials are visiting campuses this month to ensure that administrators are following newly instated financial processes.The visits are a part of a new initiative called the UNC Finance Improvement and Transformation initiative — a measure that followed several audits in 2008 of UNC-system schools that came back with irregular results.

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Efficiency a priority for new ?nancial program

UNC-system officials are visiting campuses this month to ensure that administrators are following newly instated financial processes.The visits are a part of a new initiative called the UNC Finance Improvement and Transformation initiative — a measure that followed several audits in 2008 of UNC-system schools that came back with irregular results.

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The North Carolina State Fair starts today and will run through October 25. DTH/Phong Dinh
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State Fair frenzy begins

The N.C. State Fair is here and it’s as wacky as ever. The fair starts today and is open through Oct. 25.The State Fair, known for its bizarre foods, wild rides and freaky sideshows, is growing — officials expect to exceed last year’s 765,067 attendees.It brings contests and exhibits that are likely to dazzle even the most seasoned fairgoers. UNC alumnus and American Idol star Anoop Desai performs Oct. 22.The fair opens with a preview day today featuring discounted ticket prices.Quick numbers on this year's fair

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Hand sanitizer and gloves are a must at this year’s N.C. State Fair because of the fear of H1N1. DTH/Phong Dinh
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H1N1 could spread from person to pig at fair

After months of panic about swine flu, the tables have turned. The pigs at the N.C. State Fair now have to worry about catching their own virus.The fair, which opens today, will be home to hundreds of pigs and fair officials are worried about not only the spread of the virus from human to human, but from human to pig and other livestock.There will be more than 6,000 livestock at the fair.

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Kristi McNair, a journalism major from Okinawa, Japan, sits in her Army ROTC uniform in the Student Union. DTH/Lauren McCay
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UNC system considered a ‘military-friendly’ place

A national magazine recently recognized four UNC-system schools for their military programs, making the UNC system one of the most “military friendly” public university systems in the country.East Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, N.C. Central University and Western Carolina University were named in G.I. Jobs’ ranking of military-friendly schools, a publication devoted to helping service men and women find careers after the military.

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