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Tuesday January 18th

Eric Meehan


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UNC Honor Court, Code `Sells' on eBay

The Internet auction site eBay is not just for buying and selling anymore. Now, students use it as a way to vent their frustrations.The UNC honor system was created by "bunny hugging liberals" according to the eBay description that offers it for sale.A scathing criticism of the UNC Honor Code and the Honor Court currently can be found on the site, which features the entire system as sold for $20.50.The site that had the system up for sale had received 439 hits and 13 bids, starting at 1 cent.

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Students Sought to Fill Posts

Student government officials are urging students who want the chance to get involved at UNC to apply for a number of external committee appointments.Students can try to gain positions on the various committees and boards that make up the 146 available external positions of student government. Applications are due this Thursday.Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber said the external positions are a way for normal students to participate in behind-the-scenes activities at UNC."We try not to make these the kind of things that will eat up someone's life," he said.

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North Campus Construction Slated to Start

South Campus residents have been complaining all year about construction, but North Campus residents soon will face construction problems of their own. An $8 million renovation project is set to begin this summer on the steamline loop that provides both heating and hot water to North Campus residence halls.The loop is about 50 to 70 years old and is in need of replacement, said Larry Hicks, associate director of housing.

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UNC Hiring Undergoes Close Study

Tar Heel Temps is considering revamping its hiring policy to increase security at the University after the January arrest of former UNC employee Dwayne Russell Edwards for a variety of charges.Edwards was placed in three different University facilities from August until the time of his arrest through Tar Heel Temps.

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Graduate Students' Minimum Pay Gets Boost

The minimum pay for graduate teaching fellows and teaching assistants will increase by $300 next fall as part of an attempt to help UNC attract the best graduate students and provide them with a competitive salary.The increase, which was announced Tuesday, is the result of a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost and raises the minimum stipend per course from $4,100 to $4,400 next fall. In the fall of 2002, that amount will rise to $5,000 per semester.

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Democrats Discuss Current Racial Issues

Their man might not have won the recent presidential election, but the Young Democrats continue to promote their political and social ideals.About 50 Democrats of varying races met Monday night in 103 Bingham Hall to discuss a variety of racial issues facing Americans. The event was co-sponsored by the Black Student Movement and the UNC-Chapel Hill Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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Greek Groups Create Alliance

Their tables festooned with balloons and posters, members of UNC's nontraditonal Greek groups crowded the Pit on Wednesday to debut the new Greek Alliance Council.The council, which sets up a support and communication system for the specialty Greek organizations, represents Alpha Epsilon Omega, Alpha Iota Omega, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Alpha Pi Omega, Groove Phi Groove, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Phi Beta Chi, St.

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Rowing Camp Extends Sports To Minority Girls

Harboring a love for rowing and a concern for girls' self-esteem, a UNC graduate student has started an outreach program aimed at getting minority girls involved in sports. Carol Hee-Seagle, a graduate student in the Department of Marine Sciences, founded "If You Let Me Row" in 1997 to teach confidence, strength, commitment and teamwork through free rowing lessons. "I've enjoyed rowing, and it can be really good for some people," Hee-Seagle said. "Everything in rowing is so huge - the oars are 16 feet long and the boat is 60 feet long.

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GPSF Doles Out Tight Budget, Fills Empty Seats

Even in the absence of its president, the Graduate and Professional Student Federation met Monday night in Bingham Hall to allocate funds for various undertakings of the graduate community. The group's second meeting of the semester began with GPSF Internal Vice President Tara Hogan trying to fill the remaining vacancies on the Appropriations Committee and the Finance Committee. About 30 Senate members were present at the meeting to elect statistics graduate student Kouros Owzar to the Appropriations Committee and journalism graduate student Joseph Pardington to the Finance Committee.

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