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Female Students Hold Top 3 Leadership Posts

With the election of Carey Richter as speaker of Student Congress on Tuesday, women now lead all three branches of student government -- a first in UNC history. Richter, who replaces December graduate Tony Larson as speaker, joins Student Body President Jen Daum and Student Attorney General Amanda Spillman in their leadership roles. Dean Bresciani, interim vice chancellor for student affairs, said the event is a sign of the University's progress in the past few decades. "This is a University community that was very late in recognizing and advancing the abilities of women.

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Student Congress to Elect Speaker to Succeed Larson

Student Congress will elect a new speaker at tonight's meeting after Speaker Tony Larson resigns from his position. Congress members Carey Richter and Matt O'Brien said they intend to seek nomination, though any member can be nominated at the meeting, Larson said. O'Brien and Richter are veterans in Congress, as both have held key positions. Richter is the chairwoman of the Student Affairs Committee, and O'Brien is the former speaker pro tem.

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Students Encourage Quitting Smoking

Dozens of students sat scattered around the Pit on Monday afternoon, smoking. Just a few feet away, members of the Carolina Cancer Focus offered them an alternative. CCF members are promoting the Great American Smokeout all week in an effort to get people to quit smoking for at least 24 hours. However, few UNC students seem interested, senior Jamie Shuster, president of CCF, said. "We haven't done a survey, but college students smoke a lot," Shuster said. "It's a problem, and it makes it hard for people to pledge here."

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ACT Members Endorse Raising Parking Permit Prices on Sliding Scale

Members of the Advisory Committee on Transportation say a five-year plan to increase parking permit prices on a sliding scale might be the best compromise between raising money and charging reasonable permit rates. The proposal, which, if approved, would not go into effect until the next academic year, suggests raising the price of parking permits based on salary. Students and employees earning less than $50,000 a year would see an annual price increase of up to 5 percent. Employees earning between $50,000 and $100,000 would pay up to a 10 percent annual increase. All employees

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Students to Give Their State of the University Address

The three branches of student government will join together this afternoon to present their version of a State of the University Address. Student Body President Jen Daum, Speaker of Student Congress Tony Larson and Student Attorney General Amanda Spillman will speak at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. "It allows the elected or selected officials of the three branches of student government to give a student perspective on where the University is and where it is going," Daum said Monday.

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UNC Still Has Say in Who Gets Raises

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser says the University still has flexibility in allocating raises in faculty pay despite the UNC-system Board of Governors' Friday decision allowing faculty salary increases based only on market and equity, not merit.

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Carolina First Aims for $1.8B Goal

Carolina First Campaign officials today will kick off the public phase of the second-largest fund-raising campaign ever at a public university with an announcement of their official $1.8 billion goal. Paul Fulton, co-chairman of the Carolina First steering committee, said Thursday that this goal will set the University apart in raising funds. "This campaign could be the most important thing that happened to the University," said Matt Kupec, vice chancellor of University advancement.

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UNC Campaign Officials Reach Out to Alumni

Officials say the Carolina First Campaign has experienced great success in the past three years, raising more than $861 million, and one reason behind its success has been the extensive planning and organization behind it. Much of the responsibility for overseeing, raising and coordinating these huge sums of money falls on Matt Kupec, vice chancellor for University advancement in the Office of University Development, and the Carolina First Steering Committee.

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Stadium Security Steps Up

University police increased security at Saturday's Georgia Tech football game after several fights in the student section at the Sept. 14 Texas football game. It is unclear, however, whether the larger number of officers at Saturday's game affected students' behavior. The increased security included more police officers and a zero-tolerance policy toward rule violators. Maj. Jeff McCracken said last week that nine students were removed from the stadium at the Texas game. Two received citations, and two were later arrested after warrants were served.

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Curriculum to Be Discussed at 2 Forums

Students and faculty who want to comment on the proposed changes to the University's general education curriculum will have the opportunity at two upcoming forums. "Basically it is an additional opportunity for faculty and students to come voice their concerns," said Laurie McNeil, chairwoman of the Curriculum Review Steering Committee. The committee has proposed a redesigned curriculum that would consist of three categories of requirements: foundations, approaches and connections.

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